Wednesday, November 18, 2009

$350 Million Doesn't Get What it Used to

After Scioscia's mad rant yesterday, I started thinking about what a $350 million would get you in this free agent market. As I thought it through, I realized that if you were going to build a team this year on free agents, and had all the money in the world to do so, you would get one crappy team. Here's my starting lineup and rotation:

SP: John Lackey
SP: Randy Wolf
SP: Joel Pineiro
SP: Jon Garland
SP: Doug Davis
1B: Nick Johnson
2B: Placido Polanco
SS: Orlando Cabrera
3B: Troy Glaus
C: Benji Molina
DH: Hideki Matsui
LF: Jason Bay
CF: Jermaine Dye
RF: Matt Holliday

Okay, so maybe its not crappy, but certainly not great. Mediocre at best. Decent offense, not so great pitching. I'm just saying, this market sucks.


Jon Roberts said...

There are some solid players in there. I would put Holliday in center before Dye. He seems to be a DH only kind of guy now. Orlando Hudson is available too. I know Torre didn't want to play him, but I think said more about Torre than Hudson. Him playing Belliard every day was for me the best sign so far that the Yankees were right to move on.

It isn't exactly my video allstar lineup though. For $350 million Cash should be able to unlock Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. Now that would be an upgrade to the outfield.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, you're right about Holliday over Dye in center, but as long as we're unlocking players, lets get Whitey Ford, Sandy Koufax, and Nolan Ryan while we're at it. We'll need more pitching with this free agent rotation.

JeterIsGod said...

You're is a crappy market. All the more reason we should wait it and not make any big moves. Our team is still solid and next years crop will be huge.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Unless of course we can make something happen with a trade. Outside of driving up prices for other teams, the Yankees should not be making any moves in this free agent market. Well, at least not outside of Damon and maybe Matsui.