All-Time Jays Lineup

Tuesday, June 10 2003 @ 03:19 AM EDT

Contributed by: Jordan

In a very interesting article that I'm sure has no connection to his new Big Book of Baseball Lineups, :-), Rob Neyer has put together an all-time Blue Jays lineup that's sure to generate some discussion. Here it is:

DH Paul Molitor
C Ernie Whitt
1B Carlos Delgado
2B Roberto Alomar
SS Tony Fernandez
3B Kelly Gruber
LF George Bell
CF Lloyd Moseby
RF Jesse Barfield
SP Dave Stieb
SP Jimmy Key
SP Pat Hentgen
SP Jim Clancy
RP Tom Henke

As has been noted in other threads, Rob is choosing a lineup of mostly home-grown stars (though there's a no-prize for the first BB reader who can identify which five of these players came from outside the organization), rather than temp Jays like Roger Clemens. And there are interesting battles that could be waged: Shannon Stewart or Joe Carter rather than George Bell? Vernon Wells rather than Lloyd Moseby? The floor is open to your arguments.