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    If you could take any player in history and add him to any team in any era, which would you pick?

    One that comes to mind is adding Honus Wagner to the '75 Reds. The lineup:

    3B: Rose
    2B: Morgan
    SS: Wagner
    C: Bench
    1B: Perez
    LF: Foster
    RF: Griffey
    CF: Geronimo


    Or how about adding Walter Johnson to that Braves pitching staff:

    Johnson
    Maddux
    Glavine
    Smoltz


    Or what would the 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords lineup have looked like if you'd added Babe Ruth to the mix of Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson and Cool Papa Bell? Wow.

    I'd like to hear your choices.
    "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

  • #2
    How about adding Babe Ruth to the 1951 Yankees. Would be pretty cool to see Ruth, DiMaggio and Mantle in the same outfield.

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    • #3
      The Brooklyn Dodgers (say 1953) were a very heavy RH Hitting team and generally played a variety of players in LF (Jackie Robinson an infiel der, Sandy Amoros, etc.)

      Stan The Man Musial wore Brooklyn out and the team and Brooklyn fans greatly admired and feared him

      Take Stan Musial and put him in LF, and move Jackie to 2B with Cox at 3B or move Jackie to 3B with Gilliam at 2B

      Like 1948 Stan Musial

      The Brooklyn Dodgers could also have used an ace Pitcher and had one on the way - give them 1963 Sandy Koufax if no Musial
      Last edited by 9RoyHobbsRF; 10-31-2012, 06:48 PM.
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      • #4
        1927 Yankees were a high average high power team but were awfully weak at 3B

        Insert 1980 George Brett (.390) and bat him 5th behind Ruth and Gehrig

        The 1961 Yankees set a then record for team HR but were also very weak at 3B and in this case were heavye LH hitting team

        Insert 1980 Mike Schmidt into their lineup
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Victory Faust View Post
          If you could take any player in history and add him to any team in any era, which would you pick?

          One that comes to mind is adding Honus Wagner to the '75 Reds. The lineup:

          3B: Rose
          2B: Morgan
          SS: Wagner
          C: Bench
          1B: Perez
          LF: Foster
          RF: Griffey
          CF: Geronimo


          Or how about adding Walter Johnson to that Braves pitching staff:

          Johnson
          Maddux
          Glavine
          Smoltz


          Or what would the 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords lineup have looked like if you'd added Babe Ruth to the mix of Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson and Cool Papa Bell? Wow.

          I'd like to hear your choices.
          The reds say 1975 were very strong at SS with gold glover Dave Concepcion, what they needed was a big inning ace pitcher, he would come along in a few years but give them 1971 Tom Seaver
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          • #6
            I have a terrifying idea.

            Barry Bonds signs with the Yankees as a free agent instead of the Giants in December 1992.

            By 1996, the Yankees could have had Barry Bonds, Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neill in their outfield to go with the talent of some obscure guys named Jeter and Rivera. Bonds, being a lefty, would really benefit hitting at Yankee Stadium as many lefties do. And in 1993, Bonds had 46 home runs and 123 RBI, batting .336/.458/.677/1.136 and was worth 9.7 WAR on Baseball-Reference.

            It is terrifying.
            Last edited by Blue387; 10-31-2012, 07:47 PM.
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            • #7
              I remember the Atlanta Braves were the leading contenders to sign Barry Bonds after the 1992 season. Can you imagine Bonds on those 1990's Braves teams?
              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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              • #8
                Albert Pujols on the 2012 Cardinals. They would have been the first back-to-back champions since the 1998-1999-2000 Yankees.
                My top 10 players:

                1. Babe Ruth
                2. Barry Bonds
                3. Ty Cobb
                4. Ted Williams
                5. Willie Mays
                6. Alex Rodriguez
                7. Hank Aaron
                8. Honus Wagner
                9. Lou Gehrig
                10. Mickey Mantle

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                  I have a terrifying idea.

                  Barry Bonds signs with the Yankees as a free agent instead of the Giants in December 1992.

                  By 1996, the Yankees could have had Barry Bonds, Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neill in their outfield to go with the talent of some obscure guys named Jeter and Rivera. Bonds, being a lefty, would really benefit hitting at Yankee Stadium as many lefties do. And in 1993, Bonds had 46 home runs and 123 RBI, batting .336/.458/.677/1.136 and was worth 9.7 WAR on Baseball-Reference.

                  It is terrifying.
                  How is that terrifying?

                  Why would the Yankees want a notorious clubhouse cancer, who batted .272 with a .503 SA in nearly 1000 games through 1992. Would they be after his postseason .191 average and .264 SA through 20 games? Bonds was an also ran player through 1992. A choke artist in the post season and a skinny little mediocre player in the regular season. Nobody thought otherwise until later.

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                  • #10
                    Can't think of any Dodger teams I'd really change the makeup of too much- any other '88 team wouldn't've been the same, and the great 50s teams that kept losing to the Yankees should've probably beat them more than once as it is, so instead let's put Ty Cobb on the '54 Indians (moving Doby over to right) and see if they would've won that World Series. Also would've been great to see the two best CF in history go head-to-head.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post
                      How is that terrifying?

                      Why would the Yankees want a notorious clubhouse cancer, who batted .272 with a .503 SA in nearly 1000 games through 1992. Would they be after his postseason .191 average and .264 SA through 20 games? Bonds was an also ran player through 1992. A choke artist in the post season and a skinny little mediocre player in the regular season. Nobody thought otherwise until later.
                      I'm no Bonds fan, but the guy came off a damn great season in 1992 (204 OPS+), and had two excellent seasons before that. How is that a "skinny mediocre player" in the regular season?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post
                        How is that terrifying?

                        Why would the Yankees want a notorious clubhouse cancer, who batted .272 with a .503 SA in nearly 1000 games through 1992. Would they be after his postseason .191 average and .264 SA through 20 games? Bonds was an also ran player through 1992. A choke artist in the post season and a skinny little mediocre player in the regular season. Nobody thought otherwise until later.
                        LOL he ws MVP in 1990 and 1992 and SHOULD have been in 1991 in which he finished a very close second
                        you are entitled to your opinion but not your own facts

                        a power hitting base stealing OB machine who won gold gloves

                        other than that he was OK

                        and your "clubhouse cancer" estimate is the east coast media crap who never understood Bonds

                        The local SF wrtiers and media liked him a ton as did most of his teammates except redneck troublemaker Jeff Kent
                        Last edited by 9RoyHobbsRF; 10-31-2012, 11:04 PM.
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                        • #13
                          8 more skinny little mediocre players with 2 MVP's to go along with Bonds, would be a very interesting team.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                            I remember the Atlanta Braves were the leading contenders to sign Barry Bonds after the 1992 season. Can you imagine Bonds on those 1990's Braves teams?
                            I can't remember where I saw it, but I remember reading at the time that several Braves players asked their management not to sign Bonds, saying basically "We've already got David Justice, do we really want to have the two biggest a******* in the league"?
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                            • #15
                              Put Eddie Collins on the mid-50's Braves, replacing a bunch of guys that either couldn't handle the job, or, like Red Schoendienst, couldn't stay healthy. Bat him first, so that his OBP and base-stealing becomes another weapon for this formidable team.

                              The 1959 lineup would look something like this:

                              Collins 2B
                              Logan SS
                              Aaron RF
                              Mathews 3B
                              Adcock 1B (let's assume that Fred Haney sees the light about Frank Torre)
                              Crandall C
                              Bruton CF
                              Covington LF

                              The rotation would be Spahn, Buhl, Burdette, and two guys you'd rather forget.

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