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cards press box
03-10-2008, 11:58 PM
In The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers From 1870 to Today, James set forth the All-Star team for several managers such as Al Lopez and Casey Stengel. Guillen has only managed for 4 years but I thought I'd try to assemble his All-Star team, so far:

C A.J. Pierzynski, 2006 16 HR 64 RBI .295 BA .333 OBP

1B Paul Konerko, 2005 40 HR 100 RBI .283 BA .375 OBP

2B Tadahito Iguchi, 2006 18 HR 67 RBI .281 BA .352 OBP 11 SB

3B Joe Crede, 2006 30 HR 94 RBI .283 BA .323 OBP

SS Juan Uribe, 2004 23 HR 74 RBI .283 BA .327 OBP 9 SB

LF Scott Podsednik, 2005 0 HR 25 RBI .290 BA .351 OBP 59 SB

CF Aaron Rowand, 2004 24 HR 69 RBI .310 BA .361 OBP 17 SB

RF Jermaine Dye, 2006 44 HR 120 RBI .315 BA .385 OBP 7 SB

DH Jim Thome, 2006 42 HR 109 RBI .288 BA .416 OBP

SP Mark Buehrle, 2005 16-8 3.12 ERA

SP Jose Contreras, 2005 15-7 3.61 ERA

SP Jon Garland, 2005 18-10 3.50 ERA

SP Javier Vazquez, 2007 15-8 3.74 ERA

RA Dustin Hermanson, 2005 2-4 2.04 ERA 34 Saves

RA Bobby Jenks, 2007 3-5 2.77 ERA 40 Saves


Any thoughts or comments?

PalehosePlanet
03-11-2008, 12:05 AM
Konerko had better years in '04 and '06, why did you choose '05?

Otherwise, the list looks solid.

Craig Grebeck
03-11-2008, 12:11 AM
Carlos Lee 2004?

cards press box
03-11-2008, 12:17 AM
Konerko had better years in '04 and '06, why did you choose '05?

Otherwise, the list looks solid.

I thought that Konerko's 2005 season was the best combination of average, power and on-base percentage.


Carlos Lee 2004?

I thought about Carlos Lee but Podsednik's speed and high on-base percentage in the lead-off spot in 2005 played a big role in the Sox making the playoffs.

santo=dorf
03-11-2008, 04:49 AM
I thought that Konerko's 2005 season was the best combination of average, power and on-base percentage.
His BA was 30 points higher, his slg% was 17 points higher, his OBP was 6 points higher in 2006. :scratch:
I thought about Carlos Lee but Podsednik's speed and high on-base percentage in the lead-off spot in 2005 played a big role in the Sox making the playoffs.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/batting?sort=onBasePct&split=109&league=mlb&season=2005&seasonType=2&type=reg&ageMin=17&ageMax=51&minpa=250&hand=a&pos=all

Scott Podsednik OBP in the #1 spot = middle of the pack for 2005. Of course I learned in another thread that OBP for a leadoff hitter doesn't really matter too much because it's only a run or two difference per month. :rolleyes:

Otherwise your list is pretty solid. Add the 2005 Cliff Politte, 2005 Neal Cotts, and 2004 Shingo to the BP as well. Not sure if it's fair to list the 2004 Uribe as the SS as he was primarily the second baseman that year.

russ99
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
If you're including closers, don't forget Shingo in 2004. He was pretty good that year:

6-4 with 19 saves and an ERA of 2.31 with 21 walks, 50 Ks in 62.3 IP.
It wasn't until 2005 that the league figured him out.

cards press box
03-11-2008, 02:33 PM
His BA was 30 points higher, his slg% was 17 points higher, his OBP was 6 points higher in 2006. :scratch:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/batting?sort=onBasePct&split=109&league=mlb&season=2005&seasonType=2&type=reg&ageMin=17&ageMax=51&minpa=250&hand=a&pos=all

Scott Podsednik OBP in the #1 spot = middle of the pack for 2005. Of course I learned in another thread that OBP for a leadoff hitter doesn't really matter too much because it's only a run or two difference per month. :rolleyes:

Otherwise your list is pretty solid. Add the 2005 Cliff Politte, 2005 Neal Cotts, and 2004 Shingo to the BP as well. Not sure if it's fair to list the 2004 Uribe as the SS as he was primarily the second baseman that year.

I think I have to take a mulligan on the 2005 Konerko -- you're right, he had a better year in 2006.


If you're including closers, don't forget Shingo in 2004. He was pretty good that year:

6-4 with 19 saves and an ERA of 2.31 with 21 walks, 50 Ks in 62.3 IP.
It wasn't until 2005 that the league figured him out.

You guys are both right. The 2005 Cotts, 2005 Polite and 2004 Shingo all belong on the list. James only put one relief ace on his "All-Star teams" so I decided to limit the number to two. But the guys you list all pitched great.

steely712
03-11-2008, 07:48 PM
El Duque in the playoffs was still the best pitching that I saw in a long time.