Help me choose my all-time Expos team!
Thanks to Mike Lynch and the folks at Seamheads.com, I’ve been invited to participate in an all-franchise fantasy league of sorts. The rules are simple: Each owner must choose a 40-man roster consisting of players from one major league franchise. I chose the Expos, natch.
One stipulation to note: The game does NOT use the stats of Expo players from when they were on other teams. That means choosing someone like Randy Johnson or Pete Rose is pointless, because their great successes happened outside la belle province. Also note that these stats represent career numbers for the ‘Spos. So being good for a long time matters a lot more than putting up one random flukishly great season in Montreal.
My rivals in this league include Curt Schilling, hockey guru John Buccigross of ESPN.com, friend of JonahKeri.com and St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Derrick Goold, the great Joe Posnanski of the Kansas City Star and SI, and Sam Mellinger, another KC Star writer who’s put out a similar call to arms to his bloggy nation to help him pick an all-time Royals team.
Not that it’ll matter…Carter, Raines, Dawson, Pedro, Vlad…Nos Amours going to crush the competition. The best part? We might actually see Pedro knock Babe Ruth on his ass, as he famously promised he would.
To help you along with the selection process, here are my slam dunks:
…and here are some other ‘Spos I’m considering:
So which 40 should make up my roster? Any other Expos I missed that you’d like to see make the squad?
Let’s hear it!