Posted: 2/1/2013 12:09 AM
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 Alomar1B Jim Thome2B Nap Lajoie3B Al RosenSS Lou BoudreauLFCFRF Manny RamirezDH- 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:SP1 Bob FellerSP2SP3SP4SP5BullPen: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)Manny finally takes the cake in RF.The Tribe has a phenomenal history of center fielders. Grady will be included in the center field poll, probably not in left. Probably won't matter anyway.
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mooseahoy wrote: ^ I counted 11 years in CLE for Tris?
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indiansfan1234 wrote: Didn't Manny win the vote for RF, not Colavito?
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MrBananaGrabber85 wrote: With all due respect to Messieurs Doby, Averill, and Lofton there is absolutely no question that the correct answer here is Tris Speaker.I know that the guy did not play his entire career in Cleveland, but he has the 7th highest career WAR for a batter and the third highest for a CF. In just 11 years in Cleveland he posted a WAR of 80.3!!!!!!The numbers are pretty staggering for his time in Cleveland.wOBA 0.449wRC+ 158Miguel Cabrera posted a wRC+ of 166 this year and a wOBA of 0.417. The guy was essentially the equivalent to the best hitter in baseball today and while playing CF. Just a fantastic player.
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buddy34 wrote: speaker.i'd say dimaggio and mantle alone almost trumps speaker-averill-doby-lofton. then you have williams, combs, murcer.
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