Via Baseball Musings, a fun little challenge:
Come up with a 25 man roster from the past 25 years using the following rules:
Use each player only once.
Only pick one player from each year.
Respect the positions the players actually played (including set-up men, defensive replacements, etc.)
I did a bit of work on the hitters, but see what you come up with:
C 2005 Victor Martinez OPS+ 132
1B 2002 Jim Thome OPS+ 191
2B 2001 Roberto Alomar OPS+ 149
SS 1999 Omar Vizquel OPS+ 111
LF 1994 Albery Belle OPS+ 192
CF 2003 Milton Bradey OPS+ 151
RF 2000 Manny Ramirez OPS+ 185
DH 2006 Travis Hafner OPS+ 183
3B Uh, 1990 Brook Jacoby OPS+ 122 (but, whatever)
I'm pretty sure this destroys the Mets offense in the link, but I haven't added it all up.