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Old 09-03-2006, 11:09 AM   #562
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Originally Posted by killericon View Post
C - Mike Piazza
1B - Mark Grace
2B - Eddie Collins
SS - Cal Ripken Jr.
3B - Harold "Pie" Traynor
LF - Sammy Sosa
CF - Ken Griffey Jr.
RF - Henry "Hank" Aaron
DH - Sadaharu Oh

1. Eddie Collins
2. Cal Ripken Jr.
3. Henry "Hank" Aaron
4. Mike Piazza
5. Harold "Pie" Traynor
6. Mark Grace
7. Sammy Sosa
8. Ken Griffey Jr.
9. Sadaharu Oh

SP - Lefty Grove
SP - Phil Niekro
SP - Roy Halladay
SP - David Wells
SP - Kenny Rogers

CL - Trevor Hoffman

RP - Hoyt Wilhem
RP - Billy Koch

Manager - Jimmy Dykes


OF - Vernon Wells
IF - Carlos Delgado
IF- Mark McGuire
OF - Hideki Matsui
C - Roger Bresnahan
LHP - Tommy John
IF - Troy Glaus

My philosophy coming into this draft was to get the meanest batting order humanly possible. I know my pitching is sub par, and my defense is flat out weak, but even if you ignore the cheaters(McGuire never broke the rules[I know it was cheating, shut up], it wasn't illegal at the time, and this isn't a popularity contest), I think my hitting is one of the strongest coming out of the draft, and I know I'll lead in Home Runs. Took JCM's advice, Oh replaces McGuire as the DH. I am very proud of that pick...

Yes, I'm a Blue Jays homer. It's horrific, but I know the Jays best, and I'd rather make a bad pick than an uninformed one. If I had known Joe Carter hit the game winning home run for my boys in 93, I would've taken him. You have no idea how tempting it was to take Jason Bay.
Also, Oh is a great pick. You should be proud. If he was taken at value he would have gone in the third round or so. Wish I would have thought of it. But he is too low in your order! I would definetly put him 5th and move Grace to ninth. Additionaly, Piazza needs to be third the Aaron batting cleanup.
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