Posted: 1/2/2013 4:49 PM
As some of you may recall, last year, I started a thread, "All-Time Tribe Team." I posted my roster and many others responded with their own version. This year, I have an idea for a similar thread, but with different rules:
I'll post a poll weekly asking for your vote of who you'd like to see on your all-time Tribe team. The leading vote-getter in each category will win his respective role on the team. Here's how the roster will be compiled: Players that have already been voted in are in italicsStarters:C Sandy Alomar 1B Jim Thome2B Nap Lajoie3BSSLFCFRF DH- Note: The DH can be anybody, not just an exclusive DH. However, maybe keep in mind that some players don't hit as well without the rhythm of playing the field.Bench:4OFCIFStarting Rotation:SP1SP2SP3SP4SP5BullPen:LHPLHPRHPRHPPSUCL- Note: The criteria for the pitching staff is as follows: - The starting pitchers can be anyone, regardless of dominant hand. So we could have five southpaws or a 3/2 split. No limit there. - As for the 'pen, the closer must have been a closer when he pitched, and the setup man can be anyone who was used predominantly in the bullpen. The other five members of the 'pen can be former starters or relievers. In other words, we could have both CC Sabathia and Raffy Betancourt in the pen. But CC could not be the SU or CL.That puts us at a 24-player roster. The 25th will be your choice of position player or pitcher, and will be voted upon last.Criteria for Voting: A player will be judged based solely on what he did for the tribe. So, even though Eddie Murray hit 500+ career HRs, he only hit 50 for the Tribe, thus not a great candidate for a spot. On the other hand, a guy like Mel Harder gets bonus points for his longevity with Cleveland.Also, feel free to write in a vote if your guy isn't an option.Let me know what you think! I'll try to post a poll once every five days or so, give us a way to pass the time until opening day. When the last poll is completed, I'll post a composite list of the roster, and we could discuss lineups, matchups, etc.(The above message will be re-posted in its entirety in every poll)Lajoie wins easily last poll. 3B should provide very interesting competition. I've slacked and we're a bit behind here, so we'll try to do multiple positions within a few of the upcoming days.
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WhoAzcue wrote: Ken Keltner halted the Yankee Clipper. Al Rosen was overrated and chose to become a Yankee.Gimme Kenny.
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Dromag67 wrote: WhoAzcue wrote: Ken Keltner halted the Yankee Clipper. Al Rosen was overrated and chose to become a Yankee.Gimme Kenny.Became a Yankee? Al Rosen was an Indian his whole career, he retired an Indian. By 1956 back problems and leg injuries caught up with Rosen and he retired at just 32, had he stayed healthy he was a potential HOF. Casey Blake vs Ken Keltner avg obp slg opsKen Keltner - .276 .338 .441 .778Casey Blake - .268 .339 .448 .791Al Rosen - .285 .384 .495 .879
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WhoAzcue wrote: Dromag67 wrote: WhoAzcue wrote: Ken Keltner halted the Yankee Clipper. Al Rosen was overrated and chose to become a Yankee.Gimme Kenny.Became a Yankee? Al Rosen was an Indian his whole career, he retired an Indian. By 1956 back problems and leg injuries caught up with Rosen and he retired at just 32, had he stayed healthy he was a potential HOF. Casey Blake vs Ken Keltner avg obp slg opsKen Keltner - .276 .338 .441 .778Casey Blake - .268 .339 .448 .791Al Rosen - .285 .384 .495 .879Al went to work for The Boss, although he was eventually elbowed out by Billy Martin.And please, no Keltner comparisons with Casey Blake. Ken was a seven-time All Star and was in the Top 15 in MVP voting four times. Even accounting for expansion, Casey Blake couldn't hold Ken's jockst...er...glove. Check out what Kenny did in '48...it's enough to bring tears to your eyes...man, what a left side of the infield that was. Rosen only had one year that was better than what Keltner did in '48, though Rosen had two other years that were close. While I'll grant you that Rosen would win in the objective eyes of most, if you talk to old-timers who lived through both careers fully, more had a fonder memory of Keltner, so that's why he gets my vote. I trust dear old Dad and his peers, sorry.
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