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Sunday, February 10, 2013
 
The January 18 team has six players with ten years in the majors and ten more with five years.  That's usually a sign of a lack of depth:  no Hall of Famers, also a bad sign.  Let's look closer.

Lineup:
1 Brady Anderson, LF
2 Curt Flood, CF
3 Eddie Moore, 2B
4 Mike Lieberthal, C
5 Pinky May, 3B
6 Billy Grabarkewitz, SS
7 Billy Sharp, RF
8 Brett Lawrie, 1B

Bench: Lou Koenecke, OF; Zeke Wrigley, IF; Danny Clark, IF; Charlie Eden, OF.

Rotation:
1 Scott McGregor
2 Wandy Rodriguez
3 Carl Morton
4 Michael Pineda

Bullpen: Mike Fornieles, Bill Sampien, Dave Geisel, Brian Falkenborg.

A decent team, but not a winning one.  Fair lineup, fair rotation.  Bench and bullpen are thin.


 
The January 17 birthday team has five guys with ten years in the majors and twelve guys with five years.  We may be a little short here, but the list will tell.

Lineup:
1 Hank Lieber, CF
2 Jerry Turner, LF
3 Chili Davis, RF
4 Darrell Porter, C
5 Brad Fulmer, 1B
6 Tyler Houston, 3B
7 Don Zimmer, SS
8 Denny Doyle, 2B

Bench: Harry Bay, OF; Dick Brown, C; Pete LaCock, 1B-OF; Milt Scott, 1B; Emmanuel Burriss, IF.

Rotation:
1 Lum Harris
2 Rob Bell
3 Blake Beavan
4 Jocko Thompson

Bullpen:  Mark Littell, Jeff Tabaka, Scott Mullen, Mike Malaska, Tyler Schleppers.

Not a bad lineup, but hardly any pitching.  This is the worst staff we've seen so far.