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3/5/2014 9:44 PM (edited)
MLB108232 - There's a great story of baseball lore (which some have said isn't true, but baseball fans never let the truth get in the way of a good story) where Rickey Henderson, after playing with John Olerud on the Mets in 1999, was reunited with him on the Mariners in 2000 after signing with the team halfway through the season. Supposedly, Henderson went up to Olerud during batting practice one day and asked him why he wore a batting helmet for BP, to which Olerud explained to him that he'd had an aneurysm earlier in his career. Henderson said, "There was a guy I played with on the Mets that wore a batting helmet for BP." Which forced Olerud to remind Rickey that they were teammates on the Mets.
 
Whether it's true or not, it's a great (and believable) story. There are many examples of players reuniting as teammates in their careers after spending time apart. And thus, another theme is born!
 
Here are the rules:
 
Select two players who were teammates in two different, non-consecutive seasons (1945-present) in their careers. Then draft a team of players who were teammates of those players in those two seasons - spun to any season in their careers. For example, Derek Lowe was teammates with Russell Martin from 2006-2008 on the Dodgers and then again with the Yankees in 2012 - you can make your team out of the '06 Dodgers and '12 Yankees, the '07 Dodgers and '12 Yankees or the '08 Dodgers and '12 Yankees. $120MM cap. DH AL only. No waiver wire. AAA - average. Name your team incorporating your teammates' names. Stadium must be one of the home stadiums from the two years you use.
 
Info that doesn't fit in the theme summary:
(1) No clones
(2) No trades 
(3) Your main players must be on your roster - again, twisted to any season in his career; you can send these players to AAA once the season starts, but they must be on your initial roster.
(4) The Rickey-Olerud connection above wouldn't work - despite the fact that they were apart for a few months, they played together in consecutive seasons. HOWEVER, some of the more astute baseball-reference.com geeks might point out that Rickey and Olerud also played together on the 1993 Blue Jays. So you could do '93 Jays and '99 Mets or '93 Jays and '00 Mariners.
(5) Any pair of teammates/seasons used will be unique to the league and any future seasons - for example, in the scenario above, if someone used Rickey-Olerud '93 Jays-'99 Mets, no one else would be able to use that relationship. And since Al Leiter was also a teammate in those years, no one can use Leiter-Henderson, Leiter-Olerud or any other combination that would use the '93 Jays and '99 Mets.
(6) You don't have to decide AL (DH) or NL (no DH) when you claim your team - but when you enter your team in the league, let the Commish (ssupfoo) know which league you want either in the forum or by sitemail. Only entering the league claims your spot in either league. If one league fills before the other, the only option will be what's left. First-come, first-served on AL vs. NL.
 
CLAIM YOUR PLAYERS IN THE FORUM! You must claim your players in the forum. If you enter a team that uses players that someone has already claimed in the forum, your team will be put back into the draft center. NOTE: Claiming a team in the forum only entitles you to that teammate relationship - it doesn't necessarily entitle you to a spot in the league - that's first-come, first-served. As the league gets close to filling, make sure you get your team in so you don't get shut out. 
 
SEASON 5
 
NL
1. ssupfoo - Joaquin Andujar/Bob Forsch, '85 Cardinals/'88 Astros
2. kriz - Jeff Kent/Kenny Lofton, '96 Indians/'02 Giants
3. SandyAmoros - Paul LoDuca/Shawn Green, '02 Dodgers/'07 Mets
4. baines03 - Tanyon Sturtze/Scott Proctor, '04 Yankees/'08 Dodgers
5. dodgebob - Darren Oliver/Carlos Beltran, '04 Astros/'06 Mets
6. dlchow - Joe Biemel/Terry Tiffee, '04 Twins/'08 Dodgers
7. finn2030 - Bob Wolcott/Derek Lowe, '97 Mariners/'99 Red Sox
8. splitter24 - Bobby Bolin/Orlando Cepeda, '65 Giants/'73 Red Sox
9. mantlefan - Pedro Martinez/Jeff Fassero, '94 Expos/'00 Red Sox
10. ronblood - George Hendrick/Gene Tenace, '71 A's/'78 Padres
11. bigfogger - Johnny Podres/Larry Sherry, '59 Dodgers/'66 Tigers
12. breeze - Darryl Strawberry/David Cone, '88 Mets/'99 Yankees
 
AL
1. splitter24 - Jeromy Burnitz/Paul Shuey, '96 Indians/'03 Dodgers
2. House_Rules - Luis Tiant/George Scott, '77 Red Sox/'79 Yankees
3. dcates - Tito Francona/Felipe Alou, '68 Braves/'70 A's
4. ronblood - Rollie Fingers/Sal Bando, '75 A's/'81 Brewers
5. achillesred - Mike Stanton/David Justice, '95 Braves/'00 Yankees
6. ccyaz - David Ortiz/Todd Walker, '98 Twins/'03 Red Sox
7. pillsbury - Marquis Grissom/Tyler Houston, '96 Braves/'02 Dodgers
8. braveharte - Tommy Davis/Phil Regan, '66 Dodgers/'70 Cubs
9. gyrene - Orland Cepeda/Tito Francona, '66 Cardinals/'69 Braves
10. dvorr80 - Early Wynn/Herb Score, '55 Indians/'60 White Sox
11. wmds - Pete Mikkelsen/Al Downing, '64 Yankees/'72 Dodgers
12. bigfogger - Reggie Jackson/Catfish Hunter, '72 A's/'79 Yankees
 
 
TAKEN PLAYERS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS
Johnny Hopp/Johnny Sain, '46 Braves/'51 Yankees
Jim Hearn/Joe Garagiola, '47 Cardinals/'54 Giants
Enos Slaughter/Murry Dickson, '47 Cardinals/'58 Yankees
Bob Porterfield/Jackie Jensen, '51 Yankees/'58 Red Sox
Bobby Shantz/Enos Slaughter, '55 Athletics/'58 Yankees
Hank Aguirre/Rocky Colavito, '55 Indians/'63 Tigers
Clem Labine/Rocky Nelson, '56 Dodgers/'61 Pirates
Don Elston/Don Zimmer, '57 Dodgers/'61 Cubs
Hoyt Wilhelm/Ken Boyer, '57 Cardinals/'67 White Sox
Harvey Kuenn/Bob Shaw, '58 Tigers/'65 Giants
Eddie Mathews/Don McMahon, '58 Braves/'68 Tigers
Don Demeter/Stan Williams, '59 Dodgers/'67 Indians
Lou Johnson/Jim Brewer, '60 Cubs/'66 Dodgers
Ray Sadecki/Lindy McDaniel, '62 Cardinals/'67 Giants
Clay Dalrymple/Marcelino Lopez, '63 Phillies/'70 Orioles
Ken McMullen/Ron Fairly, '63 Dodgers/'76 A's
Matty Alou/Jose Cardenal, '64 Giants/'71 Cardinals
Orlando Cepeda/Matty Alou, '64 Giants/'72 A's
Gaylord Perry/Ken Henderson, '65 Giants/'77 Rangers
Johnny Roseboro/Ron Perranoski, '66 Dodgers/'69 Twins
Dick Schofield/John Kennedy, '66 Dodgers/'70 Red Sox
Orlando Cepeda/Ollie Brown, '66 Giants/'72 A's
Ray Sadecki/Willie Mays, '66 Giants/'73 Mets
Ron Fairly/Willie Davis, '66 Dodgers/'75 Cardinals
Ron Reed/Bill Robinson, '66 Braves/'83 Phillies
Mike Hegan/Frank Fernandez, '67 Yankees/'71 A's
Hoyt Wilhelm/Tommy John, '67 White Sox/'72 Dodgers
Steve Carlton/Joe Hoerner, '68 Cardinals/'75 Phillies
Oscar Gamble/Ken Holtzman, '69 Cubs/'76 Yankees
George Foster/Ken Henderson, '69 Giants/'79 Reds
Dal Maxville/Vic Davalillo, '70 Cardinals/'73 A's
Johnny Oates/Paul Blair, '70 Orioles/'80 Yankees
Dave Kingman/Ken Henderson, '71 Giants/'79 Cubs
Sparky Lyle/Ken Brett, '71 Red Sox/'76 Yankees
Reggie Jackson/Catfish Hunter, '74 A's/'77 Yankees
Reggie Jackson/Rudy May, '76 Orioles/'81 Yankees
Don Baylor/Bert Campaneris, '76 A's/'83 Yankees
Joe Morgan/Pete Rose, '77 Reds/'83 Phillies
Rich Gossage/Graig Nettles, '78 Yankees/'84 Padres
Bob Watson/Butch Hobson, '79 Red Sox/'82 Yankees
Andre Dawson/Scott Sanderson, '79 Expos/'87 Cubs
Bo Diaz/John Denny, '80 Indians/'83 Phillies
Carney Lansford/Dennis Eckersley, '81 Red Sox/'90 A's
John Tudor/Ricky Horton, '85 Cardinals/'89 Dodgers
Oil Can Boyd/Calvin Schiraldi, '86 Red Sox/'91 Rangers
Dwight Gooden/David Cone, '87 Mets/'00 Yankees
Dwight Gooden/Darryl Strawberry, '88 Mets/'96 Yankees
Kevin Brown/Ruben Sierra, '89 Rangers/'04 Yankees
Dennis Eckersley/Jim Corsi, '89 A's/'98 Red Sox
Jim Eisenreich/Jeff Conine, '90 Royals/'97 Marlins
Jeff Juden/Casey Candaele, '91 Astros/'97 Indians
Jim Corsi/Mark Portugal, '91 Astros/'99 Red Sox
Steve Finley/Luis Gonzalez, '91 Astros/'03 Diamondbacks
Matt Williams/Mike Jackson, '92 Giants/'97 Indians
Jose Vizcaino/Paul Assenmacher, '92 Cubs/'96 Indians
Mike Timlin/Rob Ducey, '92 Blue Jays/'98 Mariners
Billy Ashley/Pedro Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'98 Red Sox
Pedro Martinez/Ramon Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'00 Red Sox
Rey Sanchez/Greg Maddux, '92 Cubs/'01 Braves
Mike Piazza/Jose Offerman, '92 Dodgers/'05 Mets [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 1]
Rod Beck/Darren Lewis, '93 Giants/'01 Red Sox
Mike Lansing/Pedro Martinez, '94 Expos/'01 Red Sox
Steve Avery/Mark Lemke, '96 Braves/'98 Red Sox [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 3]
Ryan Thompson/Jose Vizcaino, '96 Indians/'00 Yankees
Manny Ramirez/Alan Embree, '96 Indians/'02 Red Sox
Kenny Lofton/Sandy Alomar, '96 Indians/'06 Dodgers
Jeff Kent/Manny Ramirez, '96 Indians/'08 Dodgers
Greg Maddux/Andruw Jones, '96 Braves/'08 Dodgers
Gary Sheffield/Kevin Brown, '97 Marlins/'05 Yankees
Jose Cruz Jr./Derek Lowe, '97 Mariners/'06 Dodgers
Alex Rodriguez/Randy Johnson, '97 Mariners/'06 Yankees
Andruw Jones/Kevin Millwood, '97 Braves/'09 Rangers
Greg Colbrunn/Danny Bautista, '98 Braves/'00 Diamondbacks
Manny Ramirez/Jim Thome, '98 Indians/'09 Dodgers
Brian Jordan/Terry Mulholland, '99 Braves/'02 Dodgers
Derek Lowe/Nomar Garciaparra, '99 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers
Roger Clemens/Jose Vizcaino, '00 Yankees/'05 Astros
Randy Johnson/Kelly Stinnett, '00 Diamondbacks/'06 Yankees
Orlando Hernandez/Ricky Ledee, '00 Yankees/'06 Mets
Orlando Hernandez/Ricky Ledee, '00 Yankees/'07 Mets
Steve Karsay/Rey Sanchez, '01 Braves/'05 Yankees
Rafael Furcal/Odalis Perez, '01 Braves/'06 Dodgers
Nomar Garciaparra/Manny Ramirez, '01 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 2]
Milton Bradley/Russell Branyan, '01 Indians/'10 Mariners
Julio Franco/Tom Glavine, '02 Braves/'07 Mets
Gary Sheffield/Jaret Wright, '03 Braves/'05 Yankees
Laynce Nix/Michael Young, '03 Rangers/'13 Phillies
Bill Mueller/Nomar Garciaparra, '04 Red Sox/'06 Dodgers
Mike Myers/Johnny Damon, '04 Red Sox/'06 Yankees
Derek Lowe/Manny Ramirez, '04 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 4]
Scott Proctor/Tanyon Sturtz, '05 Yankees/'08 Dodgers
Ryan Theriot/Corey Patterson, '05 Cardinals, '11 Cubs
Albert Pujols/Jason Isringhausen, '05 Cardinals/'12 Angels
David Ross/Jake Peavy, '05 Padres/'13 Red Sox
Pat Burrell/Aaron Rowand, '06 Phillies/'11 Giants
Russell Martin/Derek Lowe, '06 Dodgers/'12 Yankees
2/4/2014 11:20 PM
I'll get things started with Joaquin Andujar and Bob Forsch, teammates on the 1985 Cardinals and 1988 Astros.
2/5/2014 1:44 AM
Tell me if this works,

Tony Conigliaro & Carl Yastrzemski,  they were teammates '64-'67, '69-'70 (Tony C was injured the whole '68 season), and then again in '75.

Does this work?

I also would prefer being in the AL.

I'll wait to hear from you.

Thanks, CCYaz


2/6/2014 3:19 AM (edited)
I'll take 1987 Mets/1993 Dodgers - John Candeleria & Darryl Strawberry

2/5/2014 3:34 AM
Manny Ramirez and Julian Tavares, please.
1996 Cleveland Indians and 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox.
2/5/2014 10:00 AM
ccyaz... Hmmm... That's a tough one. I could justify accepting it or shooting it down against the rules.

I think your logic is sound. Go for it!
2/5/2014 10:37 AM
BTW - I am extremely proud of my team name for this season. :)
2/5/2014 11:04 AM
Jeff Kent/Kenny Lofton - 96 Indians/02 Giants - NL please 

The pitching is a little bit weak but I can't resist the lineup. 
2/5/2014 11:31 AM
I'll take Paul Shuey and Jeromy Burnitz, 1996 Indians and 2003 Dodgers. AL, please.
2/5/2014 4:13 PM (edited)
I'll take Luis Tiant and George Scott...77 Red Sox and 79 Yankees...AL Please
2/5/2014 3:16 PM
francona-alou 68 braves 70 athletics AL please
2/5/2014 5:07 PM
I'll take M. Grissom and T. Houston - 1996 Braves & 2002 Dodgers - AL please
2/5/2014 10:56 PM
Breaking news!
This afternoon, both Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez were voted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
Therefor, I will be dumping the selection of ManRam and Julian Tavarez from the 07 BoSox and the used-too-often 96 Indians.

New selection is Darren Oliver and Carlos Beltran of the 2004 Astros and 2006 Mets.


2/8/2014 9:14 AM
take Green & Loduca 02 bums 07 melts nl please
2/8/2014 4:43 PM
Mike Stanton/ David Justice 95 Braves/ 2000 Yankees
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