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Old 04-26-2013, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
Can I amend my statements and say they have the best collection of under-30 talent assembled, easily in my lifetime (approximately 30 years?) Will that work?
2003 Marlins? If you don't use 20/20 hindsight - that team was looking insanely good back then. Some guys fizzled - but who's to say some Nationals won't?

C Ramon Castro 27 (and Ivan Rodriguez was only 31)
1B Derek Lee 27
2B Luis Castillo 27
3b Miguel Cabrera 20
3B Mike Lowell 29
SS Alex Gonzalez 26
LF Juan Pierre 25
RF-CF Juan Encarnacion 27

SP Brad Penny 25
SP Carl Pavano 27
SP Dontrelle Willis 21
SP Josh Beckett 23
SP AJ Burnett 26
SP Mark Redman 29

P Ugueth Urbina 29
P Braden Looper 28
(and I'll throw in Tim Spooneybarger at 23 for kicks).

Guys in Minors:
Edwin Jackson 19
Shane Victorino 22
Joel Hanrahan 21
Scott Linebrink 26

And a guy who never blossomed:
Reggie Abercrombie 22
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