Your 2008 free agent All-Star team

The first Spring Training games are tomorrow and we, probably like you, sorta can’t wait. The Mets play the Tigers! Texas vs. Kansas City in the battle of Surprise, Ariz.! Baseball! Actual, live baseball! With runs and innings and outs and umpires! It’s here! Finally!

Well, for us, anyway. For these lads below, that whole matter of finding a team still remains. Damn logistics.

There are still so many big-name players currently unemployed that we’ve compiled a list of remaining free-agents who are former All-Stars (year(s) selected in parenthesis). It’s a pretty solid squad. We think it would probably take two of three from the Giants. Here goes:

C – Mike Piazza (1993-2002, 2004, 2005)
1B – Ryan Klesko (2001)
2B – Julio Franco (1989-1991)
3B – Jeff Cirillo (1997, 2000)
SS – Tony Batista (2000, 2002)
LF – Barry Bonds (1990, 1992-1998, 2000-2004, 2007)
CF – Kenny Lofton (1994-1999)
RF – Shawn Green (1999, 2002)
DH – Sammy Sosa (1995, 1998-2002, 2004)
Bench – Reggie Sanders (1995); Preston Wilson (2003); Rondell White (2003)
P – Roger Clemens (1986, 1988, 1990-1992, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003-2005); David Wells (1995, 1998, 2000); Aaron Sele (1998, 2000); Eric Milton (2001); Russ Ortiz (2003)
RP – Armando Benitez (2003-2004); Jose Mesa (1995-1996)

Let’s go, GMs. Rondell White is still out there. Rondell White!

ALS

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6 Responses

  1. I am surprised that Klesko, Bonds and Piazza are not with some team….

    I thought Piazza would fit in nicely for 1 more year with the Mets as a back-up catcher/pinch-hitter…

    The Rays were talking to Bonds….they should sign him…that team needs some publicity…

  2. teams are finally figuring out that signing an old, vulnerable to injury, mediocre veteran player is much less cost effective than allowing a kid to take over.

  3. It makes me cringe seeing that Tony Batista, Aaron Sele, and Russ Ortiz were all-stars.

  4. The game they lose to the Giants would obviously have to be a blown save by Benitez.

  5. Benitez, Jose Mesa and Antonio Alfonseca are all the same person, father to Wily Mo Pena.

  6. Roger Clemens may be on the All-Prison team soon!

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