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HMLB NL East and a POLL
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| July 6, 2009
Imagine a world where there is no such thing as free agency. This is a world where arbitration does not exist, and there are no such things as trades. The only way to acquire players is through the First Year Player Draft or through the international free agent market. Would the Yankees and Red Sox still be the dominant teams? Would the Nationals or Royals actually be able to compete? Back by popular demand is the return of the Hypothetical Major League Baseball (HMBL). During the 2008 season, the Cleveland Indians reigned, but it is a whole new year and fresh new faces in baseball. Oh yeah, I should probably mention that YOU get to choose the winner (last year I chose the winner myself). It is time for you to VOTE for the Hypothetical Major League Baseball National League West Division Winner. Check out the HMBL Rosters and use them to vote vote vote. [[link|keyword=hmlb]] Check out the league page for other POLLS and more information and updates. [[image|id=53]][[end-link]] [[survey|title=HMLBNLEAST|pos=left]]
[[font|size=6]] ATLANTA BRAVES [[end-font]] LINEUP [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/1414040101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/9982450101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/20137630101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] STRENGTHS: Lineup, Depth WEAKNESSES: Top of Rotation, Bullpen LINEUP 1. Rafael Furcal SS 2. Brian McCann C 3. Chipper Jones 3b 4. Jermaine Dye RF 5. Adam LaRoche 1b 6. Mark DeRose 2b 7. Andruw Jones LF 8. Jordan Schafer CF BENCH Kelly Johnson MI Wes Helms CI Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/1b Jeff Francoeur OF Yunel Escober MI Wilson Betemit IF ROTATION 1. Adam Wainwright 2. Kevin Millwood 3. Matt Harrison 4. Jason Marquis 5. Tom Glavine BULLPEN Jo-Jo Reyes LHP Dan Meyers LHP Joe Nelson RHP Merkin Valdez RHP Kyle Davies RHP Joey Devine CL [[font|size=6]] FLORIDA MARLINS [[end-font]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/20216820101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/9196220101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/6733140101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] STRENGTHS: Middle Infield, Rotation WEAKNESSES: Bullpen, Speed LINEUP 1. Edgar Rentaria SS 2. Randy Winn RF 3. Adrian Gonzalez 1b 4. Miguel Cabrera 3b 5. Jeremy Hermida LF 6. Mark Kotsay CF 7. Luis Castillo 2b 8. Mike Redmond C BENCH Brett Hayes C Josh Willingham OF Brett Carroll OF Alex Gonzalez MI Ross Gload UTL Robert Andino MI ROTATION 1. Josh Johnson 2. Josh Beckett 3. Chris Volstad 4. Scott Olsen 5. Livan Hernandez BULPPEN Nate Robertson LHP Taylor Tankersley LHP Carlos Martinez RHP Ronald Belisario RHP Scott Nester RHP Rick Vanden Hurk CL [[font|size=6]] NEW YORK METS [[end-font]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/20268960101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/22774830101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/25586030101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] STRENGTHS: Speed, OBP WEAKNESSES: Power, Depth LINEUP 1. Jose Reyes SS 2. Daniel Murhpy LF 3. David Wright 3b 4. Mike Jacobs 1b 5. Nelson Cruz RF 6. Ty Wigginton 2b 7. Jesus Flores C 8. Carlos Gomez CF BENCH Mike Carp CI Gil Velazquez MI Drew Butera C Endy Chavez OF Lastings Milledge OF ROTATION 1. Scott Kazmir 2. AJ Burnett 3. Mike Pelfrey 4. Jonathon Niese 5. Brian Bannister BULLPEN Octavio Dotel RHP Bobby Parnell RHP Guillermo Mota RHP Nelson Figueroa RHP Jason Isringhausen RHP Joe Smith RHP Matt Lindstrom CL [[font|size=6]] PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES [[end-font]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/8438730101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/22113760101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/30942370101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] STRENGTHS: Lineup is a little better than 2008 Championship Team, WEAKNESSES: Bullpen up to Madsen LINEUP 1. Jimmy Rollins SS 2. Michael Bourn CF 3. Chase Utley 2b 4. Ryan Howard 1b 5. Scott Rolen 3b 6. Pat Burrell LF 7. Carlos Ruiz C 8. Jason Michaels RF BENCH Brad Harman MI Jason Jaramillo C Greg Golson OF Marlon Byrd OF Nick Punto UTL ROTATION 1. Cole Hamels 2. Brett Myers 3. Gavin Floyd 4. Carlos Silva 5. Randy Wolf BULLPEN JA Happ LHP Matt Maloney RHP Carlos Carrasco RHP Brad Ziegler RHP Alfredo Simon RHP Kyle Kendrick RHP Ryan Madsen CL [[font|size=6]] WASHINGTON NATIONALS [[end-font]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/20129420101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/5354640101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] [[image|url=http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/823180101.jpg|width=150|align=left]] STRENGTHS: Balance in the Lineup, Starting Pitchiing WEAKNESSES: Short Relief LINEUP 1. Grady Sizemore CF 2. Milton Bradley RF 3. Ryan Zimmerman 3b 4. Jason Bay LF 5. Vladimir Guerrero 1b 6. Brandon Phillips 2b 7. Orlando Cabrera SS 8. Brian Schneider C BENCH Jamey Carroll UTL Michael Barrett C Matt Stairs UTL Justin Maxwell OF Cliff Floyd OF Geoff Blum UTL ROTATION 1. Cliff Lee 2. Armando Gallaraga 3. Javier Vazquez 4. Randy Johnson 5. Jordan Zimmerman BULLPEN John Lannon LHP Miguel Batista RHP Jason Bergman RHP Shawn Hill RHP Shairon Martis RHP Bill Bray CL
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Eugene | July 6, 2009, 6:56pm
The Nationals are just too beast. For the Braves, put Escobar at 2b, DeRosa in LF, and Andruw in CF for Schafer. Much better team.
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