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Yes, I can beat that team.

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.  
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