25 G.M.s ... 25 Cabs?

Tuesday, April 26 2005 @ 11:04 PM EDT

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

For whatever reason -- or in some cases, lack of viable reason -- various Bauxites have clamored for the head of the GM over the past several months. Well, finally, it's happened ... the Jays released the only GM on the active roster, and you all are invited pay your respects to Crash as we ponder the immutable baseball question hinted at in the immortal All-Steinbrenner Yankees sketch when the Boss hosted Saturday Night Live.

What would a team entirely made up of GMs look like, anyway? Well, it's certainly stuffed with Gregs and Georges ...

*Indicates All-Star
**Indicates Hall of Famer

MGR: Gene Mauch* (1900+ wins, but 2000+ losses)

C Gus Mancuso* (.265 hitter caught 1460 games in 17 years for 5 teams)
1B George McQuinn* (.276 hitter 7-time All-Star mostly for WWII-era SLB)
2B Gil McDougald* (five-time NYY All-Star also took turns at SS, 3B)
SS George McBride (.218 career hitter for 16 years; started for 1908-16 WSH)
3B George Moriarty (.251 in 1076 games mostly for NYY, DET, 1903-16)
LF Gene Moore* (.271 hitter made 1937 All-Star team for BSN; .283/16/70)
CF Garry Maddox (never an All-Star, but eight Gold Gloves in 15-year career)
RF Gary Matthews Sr.* (.281, 234 homers)
DH Guillermo "Willie" Montanez (.275, 139 homers, 1966-82 for nine teams)

C Jerry Moses* (Made '70 All-Star Game as .263 BOS platoon C with Tom Satriano)
IF George Magoon (2B/SS/3B hit .239 for five teams, 1898-1903)
IF Gene Michael ("Stick" hit .229 as pre-Bucky, post Kubek NYY SS)
OF George "Catfish" Metkovich (.261 in 10 seasons for six teams, 1943-54)
UTIL George "Doggie" Miller (.267 hitter played everywhere but P, mostly PIT, 1884-96)

RHSP Greg Maddux* (but soon to be **)
LHSP George Mogridge (132-131 career for five teams, 1911-27)
RHSP George "Jouett" Meekin (33-9 for 1894 NYG; 153-133 career)
LHSP Greg Matthews (11-11 for 1987 NL champ STL, 28-33 career)
RHSP George "Win" Mercer (generous nickname for 131-164 career SP, 1894-1902)

CL Greg Minton* (150 career saves would also lead All-Greg team)
RHRP Guillermo Mota (New FLA fireman getting first chance to close)
RHRP Greg McMichael (31-29, 53 saves 1993-2000)
LHRP "Cowboy" George Milstead (3-7, 2 saves for 1924-26 CHC)
RHRP George "Red" Munger* (swing man 77-56, 12 saves mostly for 1943-52 STL)
RHRP Guy Morton Sr. (1-13 as '14 rook with CLE, 98-88 career)

A number of otherwise qualified players, mostly pitchers, didn't make the cut, including several 20-game winners and the wonderfully-nicknamed George "Doc" Medich. But surely this team can be better ... go ahead, Bauxites, play "Assistant to the GM Team."