osforlife wrote:Catcher: Matt Wieters > Josh Thole/JP Arrencibia > Jarrod Saltalamaccia/David Ross > Jose Molina-Chris Gimenez-Jose Lobaton > Chris Stewart-Francisco Cervelli-Austin Romine
osforlife wrote:First Base: Mark Teixeira > Mike Napoli > Chris Davis > Adam Lind > James Loney
Might put Lind in front of Davis as so many questions.
osforlife wrote:Second Base: Robinson Cano > Dustin Pedroia > Emilio Bonafacio > Kelly Johnson/Ryan Roberts > Brian Roberts
Sadly I agree here as well. If Roberts is healthy (I can dream) and his old self (I can fantasize too) then this is completely wrong. Sure hope we are both wrong.
osforlife wrote:Third Base: Evan Longoria > Brett Lawrie > Will Middlebrooks > Manny Machado > Kevin Youkilis
I think Manny Mashado will be just fine defensively and while a mild disappointment drawing walks early. He has a far better second half. I'd have rated him third.
osforlife wrote:Shortstop: Jose Reyes > Derek Jeter > JJ Hardy > Yunel Escobar > Stephen Drew
I would bump JJ Hardy up a spot here and drop Jeter down one. The guy is soon to be on the AARP's ten most wanted list. He's getting old.
osforlife wrote:Left Field: Melky Cabrera > Brett Gardner > Nate McLouth/Nolan Reimold > Matt Joyce/Shelley Duncan > Ryan Kalish/Jonny Gomes
Personally, I would have dropped McLouth and Reimold down a spot. Also I suspect at season's end it's McLouth and LJ Hoes
and a good argument could be made to move them up. If LJ Hoes becomes a doubles machine capable of leading off like I am sorta hoping for...
osforlife wrote:Center Field: Adam Jones > Jacoby Ellsbury > Curtis Granderson > Colby Rasmus > Sam Fuld/Jason Bourgeois
This is how I see it. Agreed.
osforlife wrote:Right Field: Jose Bautista > Ben Zobrist > Nick Markakis > Shane Victorino > Ichiro Suzuki
My brain tells me to agree. My gut tells me Nick Markakis has a career year. He's no longer the most talented member of the team and the supporting cast is much improved.
osforlife wrote:Designated Hitter: David Ortiz > Edwin Encarnacion > Wilson Betemit/Danny Valencia > Travis Hafner/Juan Rivera > Luke Scott/Brandon Guyer
I think your being too giving here. I would bump Betemit/Valencia down to last place. Also I think if he's healthy all year (yeah I know, don't say it) Nolan Reimold
is our principle DH.
osforlife wrote:Starting Rotation: Rays > Bluejays > Orioles > Yankees > Redsox
Strongly agree here. I am actually curious about Toronto and NYY Depth here. Toronto made a ton of choices this off season. If it works out they look like geniuses. If not... As for NY and Boston, well I think they've been foolish.