Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Keepers - Adrian's Revenge

For posterity’s sake, here’s my roster and the seven players I will be keeping.  I finished second last year, and hopefully I will be in playoff contention in 2009.

Adrian’s Revenge

Erick Aybar (LAA - 2B,SS)  

Nelson Cruz (Tex - OF)         

Brad Hawpe (Col - OF)         

Raúl Ibañez (Phi - OF)           

Kelly Johnson (Atl - 2B)        

Kevin Kouzmanoff (SD - 3B)           

Carlos Lee (Hou - OF)           

Brian McCann (Atl - C)         

Hunter Pence (Hou - OF)      

Jhonny Peralta (Cle - SS)       

Travis Snider (Tor - OF)

Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)    

Chad Tracy (Ari - 1B,3B)      

Brandon Wood (LAA - 3B,SS)         

Chris Young (Ari - OF)         

Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)

Matt Capps (Pit - RP)

Joel Hanrahan (Was - SP,RP)

Aaron Harang (Cin - SP)       

Brad Lidge (Phi - RP)

Ted Lilly (ChC - SP)  

Jamie Moyer (Phi - SP)          

Ervin Santana (LAA - SP)     

Javier Vázquez (Atl - SP)      

Todd Wellemeyer (StL - SP,RP)       

Kerry Wood (Cle - RP)          

1. Mark Teixiera

2. Carlos Lee

3. Brian McCann

4. Hunter Pence

5. Chris B. Young

6. Ervin Santana

7. Ryan Zimmerman 

I will leave the analysis up to anyone who wishes to comment.


Nate said...

Looks about right to me. Maybe Brad Lidge instead of Young (I'm not a believer) or Zimmerman

Ben Westrup said...

I do concede that you have a point about Lidge over Zimmerman. I had to think about it for a while. In the end, I decided to stick with Zimmerman for another year because I'm stubborn. I've had him since his rookie year and I've been waiting for him to capitalize on his early promise. Probably not the smartest move to make, but I'm going to stick it out.
I like Young for this year, I think he takes a step forward.