from Hockeydad55:Detroit: Blue over both Norm Cash and Cecil Fielder? I like seeing Rogell on the team; I have him among my top 3 SS's and he is often ignored on these types of teams. Denny McLain just didn't have enough longevity, huh?
Cash is on the team. There were only 39 players posted, and Cash was omitted by error. I've added him back in. (Rudy York, 1B-C, BTW, is actually occupying the 3rd Catcher's slot.)Now, as for FIELDER... He had 15.3 WAR, after applying a dWAR penalty of -1.4. He declined in each of the three years following his 50 HR season in 1990. He was up slightly in '94, and then basically a wash in '95 and his Tiger-half of '96. Even so, he does end up the #4 ranked first-baseman, behind Blue.But at 14.4, and coming off a 6.9 WAR Season, I'll wager Migsy's going to pass both of them within two years and it will be a moot point.At 18.9 WAR, McLain was ranked #17 - missing making the team by just ONE pitcher; at least before adding two relivers, and thus also knocking out Ed Killian and Earl Whitehill. Though at 18.7, Justin Verlander is right behind him and coming up fast! JV could concievable pass McLain and even knock off Hutchinson (22.7) with one solid (or two pretty good) year(s). (Even assuming I don't decide to cut any relievers.)And not that it figures into the rankings at all, but McLain's an asshole.
Absolutely agree on McLain's personality / character. He's a jerk of enormous magnitude. Though, there would be a lot of phenomenal players excluded if personality and character were factored in.I love watching Miggy hit. It is impossible to pitch around him, and he has power to all fields. If in the next couple of years he knocks out Blue, making the three 1B's Greenberg, York, and Cabrera, I can certainly live with that!-- hockeydad55
I'll get this 1B thing down yet.If in the next couple of years he knocks out Blue, making the three 1B's Greenberg, CASH, and Cabrera, I can certainly live with that!-- hockeydad55