MLB Dream Brackets
Thursday, April 16 2020 @ 04:28 PM EDT
Contributed by: John Northey
MLB is doing a 'dream bracket' battle - interesting to see rosters. I'm sure everyone here has opinions on it.
The teams are at https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-dream-bracket-rosters
Jays ranked #11...
Note: Roger Clemens
- Rotation: Roy Halladay (HOF), Dave Stieb (7 ASG), Jimmy Key (ERA title, 2nd Cy), Pat Hentgen (Cy), uan Guzman (ERA title)
- Bullpen: Tom Henke, Duane Ward, Mark Eichhorn, Paul Quantrill
- Swing: Jim Clancy, David Wells (was excellent in relief his first time here)
- C: Ernie Whitt (had more WAR as a Jay than Donaldson...who knew?)
- 1B: Carlos Delgado
- 2B: Roberto Alomar
- 3B: Josh Donaldson
- SS: Tony Fernandez
- LF: George Bell
- CF: Devon White
- RF: Jose Bautista
- DH: Edwin Encarnacion
- Bench: John Olerud, Jesse Barfield, Joe Carter, Vernon Wells, Rance Mulliniks,Russell Martin
(Red Sox), Fred McGriff
(Rays) weren't listed for some reason, but they did allow players on multiple teams (Roberto Alomar is with the Jays, O's, Cleveland [3 years], and Padres [3 years there]). I mean, what idiot would pick Jim Clancy over Roger Clemens (no insult to Clancy as I enjoyed him as a Jays but he isn't in Clemens league). Olerud is on the Mets and Mariners too btw.
Greatest team ever is always fun to debate. The bench here is screwed up as no one can cover SS/2B (yeah, Martin can, and Bell played a bit at 2B but really now). I'd also take Kelly Gruber
over Mulliniks (more positional flexibility) and maybe Orlando Hudson
over Carter so there is an actual middle infielder on the bench. B.J. Ryan
might be nice to give a LH in the pen over David Wells (more of a starter). I'm sure everyone has a few nitpicks here too. So go at it and give reasons. More fun that way.