Posted by polymerguy on 4/6/2014 8:13:00 AM (view original):
Two divisions full... A pretty good start for a low-cap league where only the strong and courageous battle. And for the fun of it, tell us why the two you chose are your favorites or why you think they are a great combo for this league.
I chose Tigers because it's the team I grew up with. I live in the middle of MI and grew up with some great 80's Tiger teams, and some real losers.
I started pulling for the Brew Crew when they headed to the National League. I always liked them but couldn't pull for a team competing with my Tiges. I've not yet visited Miller Park, but it's on my list.
I missed this before. But here goes....
Why 70's Dodgers? The Dodgers are my favorite team (first of three) and I was hoping to put a version of Sutton on but that didn't work out. We still got to get Tommy John, Burt Hooton, Rick Rhoden, Al Downing, and Doyle Alexander for our rotation which isn't too shabby for a $60M league. In addition, the bullpen is pretty solid for $8.5M, led by Pete Mikkelsen, Pete Richert, and Jim Brewer. Tried to get to 1300 IP's. Got close at 1287.
Why '80's Oakland? I actually despise the Oakland Athletics (ok, too strong, but they are near my least favorite) however I always enjoyed watching Rickey and Canseco play. I was hoping to get the bash brothers together but that didn't necessarily work out. I did get them both on the team but neither as a full-time starter. Oakland had alot of cheap players and the starting line-up sounds like an All-Star team but only two starters have 600 or more PA's (Kingman and Parker) and we only drafted 4575 total non-pitcher PA's.
We will be very dependent on AAA this season and their quality may be the telling tale with this team (that and how lucky I get managing this season!). Good luck all!