Throw in Mark Davis, who won the ’89 Cy Young, and I think you have the best collection of closers. The starting pitching, on the other hand, is awful.

Face of the Franchise:
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Tony Gwynn
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Manager: Bruce Bochy

C – Terry Kennedy
1B – Nate Colbert
2B – Bip Roberts
3B – Phil Nevin
SS – Garry Templeton
OF – Tony Gwynn
OF – Dave Winfield
OF – Gene Richards
DH – Brian Giles
Bench:  C Benito Santiago, 1B Ryan Klesko, 3B Ken Caminiti, OF Steve Finley

SP – Jake Peavy
SP – Eric Show
SP – Randy Jones
SP – Bruce Hurst
SP – Ed Whitson
P – Andy Ashby
P – Andy Benes
P – Gaylord Perry
P – Dave Dravecky
RP – Rollie Fingers
RP – Goose Gossage
RP – Trevor Hoffman

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

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Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals
Astros
Reds
Brewers
Giants
Rockies
Diamondbacks
Dodgers

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This one ought to be special, especially the pitching staff.

Face of the Franchise:
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Sandy Koufax
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Manager: Walter Alston

C – Roy Campanella
1B – Steve Garvey
2B – Jackie Robinson
3B – Ron Cey
SS – Pee Wee Reese
OF – Zack Wheat
OF – Duke Snider
OF – Willie Davis
DH – Gil Hodges
Bench:  C Mike Piazza, 1B Erik Karros, SS/3B  Maury Wills, OF Carl Furillo  
 
SP – Sandy Koufax
SP – Don Drysdale
SP – Don Sutton
SP – Orel Hershiser
SP – Dazzy Vance
P – Fernando Valenzuela
P – Johnny Podres
P – Don Newcombe
P – Preacher Roe
RP – Jim Brewer
RP – Ron Perranoski
RP – Eric Gagne

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

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Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals
Astros
Reds
Brewers
Giants
Rockies
Diamondbacks

Face of the Franchise:
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Luis Gonzalez
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Manager: Bob Brenly

C – Damian Miller
1B – Mark Grace
2B – Tony Womack
3B – Matt Williams
SS – Jay Bell
OF – Luis Gonzalez
OF – Steve Finley
OF – Danny Bautista
DH – Chad Tracy
Bench: 1B/OF Conor Jackson, 2B Orlando Hudson, SS Stephen Drew, OF Eric Byrnes

SP – Randy Johnson
SP – Curt Schilling
SP – Brandon Webb
SP – Miguel Batista
SP – Brian Anderson
P – Andy Benes
P – Dan Haren
P – Omar Daal
P – Gregg Olson
RP – Byung-Hyun Kim
RP – Matt Mantei
RP – Jose Valverde

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

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Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals
Astros
Reds
Brewers
Giants
Rockies

Time to put on your John Denver CD and take a look at Colorado’s baseball history. Rocky Mountain High, Colorado. As you might expect, the lineup looks formidable while the pitching staff looks ridiculous.

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Todd Helton
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Manager: Clint Hurdle 

C – Joe Girardi
1B – Todd Helton
2B – Eric Young
3B – Vinny Castilla
SS – Neifi Perez
OF – Larry Walker
OF – Matt Holiday
OF – Dante Bichette
DH – Andres Galarraga
Bench:  1B/3B Garrett Atkins, SS Troy Tulowitzki OF Ellis Burks, OF Brad Hawpe 

SP – Jeff Francis
SP – Aaron Cook
SP – Jason Jennings
SP – Pedro Astacio
SP – Armando Reynoso
P – Steve Reed
P – Curtis Leskanic
P – Ubaldo Jimenez
P – Darren Holmes
P – Bruce Ruffin
RP – Brian Fuentes
RP – Jose Jimenez

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.
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Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
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Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals
Astros
Reds
Brewers
Giants

Face of the Franchise:
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Willie Mays
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Manager: John McGraw

C – Harry Danning
1B – Willie McCovey
2B – Frankie Frisch
3B – Freddie Lindstrom
SS – Travis Jackson
OF – Barry Bonds
OF – Willie Mays
OF – Mel Ott
DH – Bill Terry
Bench:  Util George Davis, 1B/OF Orlando Cepeda, 2B Jeff Kent, OF Mike Tiernan      

SP – Christy Mathewson
SP – Juan Marichal
SP – Carl Hubbell
SP – Mickey Welch
SP – Tim Keefe
P – Amos Rusie
P – Joe McGinnity
P – Hooks Wiltse
P – Gaylord Perry 
P – Red Ames
RP – Gary Lavelle
RP – Robb Nen

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

Past Teams
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Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals
Astros
Reds
Brewers

Face of the Franchise:
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Robin Yount
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Manager: Buck Rodgers

C – Ted Simmons
1B – Cecil Cooper
2B – Jim Gantner
SS – Robin Yount
3B – Paul Molitor
OF – Geoff Jenkins
OF – Ben Oglivie
OF – Gorman Thomas
DH – Greg Vaughn

Bench:  Util B.J. Surhoff, Util Don Money, 3B Jeff Cirillo, OF Jeremy Burnitz

SP – Teddy Higuera
SP – Mike Caldwell
SP – Ben Sheets
SP – Jim Slaton
SP – Moose Haas
P – Chris Bosio
P – Pete Vuckovich
P – Lary Sorensen
P – Jim Colborn
P – Bob McClure
RP – Dan Plesac
RP – Rollie Fingers

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

Past Teams
Yankees
Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals
Astros
Reds

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All-time Cincinnati Reds

27 April 2009

Face of the Franchise:
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Pete Rose

Manager: Sparky Anderson

C – Johnny Bench
1B – Ted Kluszewski
2B – Joe Morgan
3B – Tony Perez
SS – Barry Larkin
OF – Pete Rose
OF – Frank Robinson
OF – Edd Roush
DH – George Foster
Bench:  C Ernie Lombardi, 2B Bid McPhee, SS Dave Concepcion, OF Vada Pinson

SP – Jim Maloney
SP – Mario Soto
SP – Jose Rijo
SP – Eppa Rixey
SP – Bucky Walters
P – Paul Derringer
P – Johnny Vander Meer
P – Tom Browning
P – Dolf Luque
P – Tom Seaver
RP – Clay Carroll
RP – John Franco

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

Past Teams
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Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
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Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals
Astros

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All-time Houston Astros

24 April 2009

Face of the Franchise:
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Craig Biggio

Manager: Larry Dierker

C – Craig Biggio
1B – Jeff Bagwell
2B – Bill Doran
3B – Doug Rader
SS – Craig Reynolds
OF – Jose Cruz
OF – Cesar Cedeno
OF – Lance Berkman
DH – Bob Watson
Bench:  1B Glenn Davis, 3B Ken Caminiti, OF Terry Puhl, OF Jimmy Wynn

SP – Roy Oswalt
SP – Nolan Ryan
SP – Mike Scott
SP – Joe Niekro
SP – Larry Dierker
P – J.R. Richard
P – Don Wilson
P – Shane Reynolds
P – Roger Clemens
P – Ken Forsch
RP – Dave Smith
RP – Billy Wagner

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

Past Teams
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Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates
Cardinals

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Face of the Franchise
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Stan Musial
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Manager: Red Schoendienst

C – Ted Simmons
1B – Albert Pujols
2B – Rogers Hornsby
SS – Ozzie Smith
3B – Ken Boyer
OF – Stan Musial
OF – Lou Brock
OF – Enos Slaughter
DH – Jim Bottomley
Bench:  C Joe Torre, 1B Johnny Mize, 2B Red Schoendienst, OF Joe Medwick

SP – Bob Gibson
SP – Dizzy Dean
SP – Jesse Haines
SP – Harry Brecheen
SP – Bob Forsch
P – Dave Foutz
P – Silver King
P – Bob Caruthers
P – Mort Cooper
P – John Tudor
RP – Lee Smith
RP – Bruce Sutter

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

Past Teams
Yankees
Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs
Pirates

Face of the Franchise:
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Roberto Clemente
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Manager: Danny Murtaugh

C – Manny Sanguillen
1B – Willie Stargell
2B – Bill Mazeroski
3B – Pie Traynor
SS – Honus Wagner
OF – Roberto Clemente
OF – Paul Waner
OF – Max Carey
DH – Ralph Kiner
Bench:  1B Gus Suhr, OF Lloyd Waner, OF Dave Parker, Util Tommy Leach

SP – Wilbur Cooper
SP – Babe Adams
SP – Sam Leever
SP – Deacon Phillippe
SP – Bob Friend
P – Rip Sewell
P – John Candelaria
P – Jesse Tannehill
P – Ray Kremer
P – Doug Drabek
RP – Kent Tekulve
RP – Roy Face

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

Past Teams
Yankees
Red Sox
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays
Twins
White Sox
Indians
Tigers
Royals
Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A’s
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Nationals
Mets
Cubs

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