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Thursday, January 28, 2010

bdj610's End of Year MLB All-Star Teams: 2000 Edition

We've finally made it to the new millennium. What a year this was going to be. My wife and I were expecting our first child, and in April came a 7 pound, 6 ounce little girl. I couldn't believe that we brought this little angel to life. And so began the greatest learning experience of our lives...Parenthood. My baseball card collection, and a lot of other things, took a bit of a backseat. But it didn't mean I had to stop completely. Sure, I had to make sure she didn't grab my binders full of cards, but living in the apartment, just the three of us, was some of the happiest days of my life. By the end of the year, I discovered eBay...and my collection exploded from there.

Baseball in 2000 the Yankees win the World Series, AGAIN. This time, against their crosstown rivals the Mets. The Cubs didn't go anywhere...AGAIN. The White Sox won the division, but lost to the Mariners. But who cared...I had a daughter to raise. In between the diapers, and the bags, the toys, and all, I still named players for my All-Star Teams. This would be the 14th straight year for me doing this. And I have to say I've gotten a lot better at this now. With the papers that I used to write down the players' names back in 2000 (I ran out of room in my notebook if you recall), I am ready to bring them to life, thanks to the internet and the baseball simulation.

This year's teams include 10 pitchers on each team (six starters, four closers), and the usual 3 players per position (1b, 2b, 3b, ss, c, 9 of), and because the 2001 ASG would be in Seattle (at the brand new Safeco Field), each team included a DH. So the rosters were expanded back to 35 players per team.

Without further ado, for the first time online, I am proud to introduce my 2000 End of Year MLB All-Star Teams (in alphabetical order by position):

(Insert space joke here...)



American League

First Basemen

  • Carlos Delgado, Blue Jays*
  • Jason Giambi, Athletics
  • Mike Sweeney, Royals*

Second Basemen

  • Roberto Alomar, Indians
  • Ray Durham, White Sox*
  • Randy Velarde, Athletics

Third Basemen

  • Tony Batista, Blue Jays*
  • Troy Glaus, Angels*
  • Dean Palmer, Tigers

Shortstops

  • Nomar Garciaparra, Red Sox
  • Derek Jeter, Yankees
  • Alex Rodriguez, Mariners

Outfielders

  • Garret Anderson, Angels
  • Jermaine Dye, Royals*
  • Darin Erstad, Angels*
  • Carl Everett, Red Sox*
  • Matt Lawton, Twins*
  • Magglio OrdoƱez, White Sox
  • Manny Ramirez, Indians
  • Greg Vaughn, Devil Rays
  • Bernie Williams, Yankees

Catchers

  • Darrin Fletcher, Blue Jays
  • Jorge Posada, Yankees*
  • Ivan Rodriguez, Rangers

Designated Hitter:

  • Frank Thomas, White Sox

Pitchers

  • Roger Clemens, Yankees
  • Bartolo Colon, Indians
  • Tim Hudson, Athletics*
  • Todd Jones, Tigers*
  • Derek Lowe, Red Sox*
  • Pedro Martinez, Red Sox
  • Mike Mussina, Orioles
  • Mariano Rivera, Yankees
  • Kazuhiro Sasaki, Mariners*
  • David Wells, Blue Jays

Manager:

  • Jerry Manuel, White Sox

The Starters:

  • 1B: Giambi
  • 2B: Alomar
  • 3B: Glaus
  • SS: Rodriguez
  • OF: Dye
  • OF: Ramirez
  • OF: Williams
  • C: Rodriguez
  • DH: Thomas
  • P: Clemens

*First-Time All-Star


National League

First Basemen

  • Jeff Bagwell, Astros
  • Andres Galarraga, Braves
  • Todd Helton, Rockies*

Second Basemen

  • Jeff Kent, Giants
  • Jose Vidro, Expos*
  • Eric Young, Cubs

Third Basemen

  • Jeff Cirillo, Rockies
  • Chipper Jones, Braves
  • Scott Rolen, Phillies*

Shortstops

  • Rich Aurelia, Giants*
  • Barry Larkin, Reds
  • Edgar Renteria, Cardinals*

Outfielders

  • Barry Bonds, Giants
  • Jim Edmonds, Cardinals
  • Ken Griffey, Jr., Reds
  • Vladimir Guerrero, Expos
  • Geoff Jenkins, Brewers*
  • Andruw Jones, Braves*
  • Gary Sheffield, Dodgers
  • Sammy Sosa, Cubs
  • Preston Wilson, Marlins*

Catchers

  • Jason Kendall, Pirates
  • Javy Lopez, Braves
  • Mike Piazza, Mets

Designated Hitter:

  • Mark McGwire, Cardinals

Pitchers

  • Antonio Alfonseca, Marlins*
  • Armando Benitez, Mets*
  • Tom Glavine, Braves
  • Mike Hampton, Mets
  • Trevor Hoffman, Padres
  • Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks
  • Darryl Kile, Cardinals
  • Al Leiter, Mets
  • Greg Maddux, Braves
  • Robb Nen, Giants

Manager:

  • Bobby Valentine, Mets

The Starters:

  • 1B: Helton
  • 2B: Kent
  • 3B: Jones
  • SS: Larkin
  • OF: Bonds
  • OF: Griffey, Jr.
  • OF: Sosa
  • C: Piazza
  • DH: McGwire
  • P: Glavine


Twenty-four players are first-time all-stars (14 for the American League, 10 for the Nationals). One-person teams on my 2000 rosters include the Devil Rays (Vaughn), Orioles (Mussina), Rangers (Rodriguez), Twins (Lawton), Astros (Bagwell), Brewers (Jenkins), Diamondbacks (Johnson), Dodgers (Sheffield), Padres (Hoffman), Phillies (Rolen), and Pirates (Kendall). The Braves send six representatives to the NL roster, leading both leagues. The Yankees send five players to the AL squad.

As always, seven regular games (10,000 simulations each, six with the same starting pitchers, one where lineups and starting pitchers change), and one All-Star Game will be simulated during the course of the week. I hope to have the results of all the games by the end of the week.

Now it's time for me to create the .DAT files before getting the games set. Game results coming next week.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Champions Time Travel Baseball League said...

What software/program are you using to simulate the games?