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Monday, August 16, 2010

How They Were Built - The Durham Tar Heels

The first in a series of looks into the 25 man ML Roster of some of the top teams in 1530. Here is how jmercer77 built the Durham Tar Heels

Draft - 9
Trade - 8
IFA - 5
Free Agent - 2
Rule V - 1

Pitchers
SP1 - Boots Munson - Season 11 in a trade with the Memphis Pharohs (currently the Florida Gators) for Mikey Kelly, Brian Hughes, and Sam Garland .
SP2 - Mark Gang - Season 17 Free Agent
SP3 - Pedro Espinosa - Season 12 IFA, $15.6 million
SP4 - Seth Matthews - Season 11 Draft, Round 1, Pick 19
SP5 - Paul Reid - Season 13 Draft, Round 1*, Pick 39
Mop - Javier Aybar - Season 10 IFA, $7 million
LRA - Juan Lee - Season 17 Free Agent, $1 million
LRB - Domingo Ordaz - Season 10 IFA, $7.6 million
SuA - Alex Ulrich - Season 14 trade with Butch Moreno for Ricardo Samuel
SuA - Darryl Dessens - Season 13 Draft, Round 1*, Pick 66
SuB - Butch Moreno - Season 14 Trade with Alex Ulrich for Ricardo Samuel
ClA - Carlos Rosado - Season 13 IFA, $12.7 million

Position Players
C - Richard Person - Season 12 Draft, Round 3, Pick 101
1B - Henry Wise - Season 9 Draft, Round 1, Pick 17
2B - Don Carillo - Season 15 Trade with Al Gonzalez and Chip James for Willie Wheat and Daniel Smith
3B - Zach Page - Season 10 Trade with Rodrigo Diaz and Gregory Duncan for Charles Lawrence and Benny Richard
SS - Mac Ashby - Season 12 Draft, Round 1, Pick 29
LF - Chip James - Season 15 trade with Don Carillo and Al Gonzalez for Willie Wheat and Daniel Smith
CF - Trever Ohka - Season 8 Draft, Round 2, Pick 79
RF - Kenny Evans - Season 13 Trade for Javy Tejada and Roosevelt Post
DH - P.T. Mercado - Season 12 Draft, Round 2, Pick 69
Bench 1 - C - Vernon Tunkel - Season 14, Rule V, Round 1, Pick 31
Bench 2 - 1B - Magglio Trinidad - Season 14 IFA, $10.4 million
Bench 3 - SS - Warren Simon - Season 9 Draft, Round 1*, Pick 39
Bench 4 - LF - Al Gonzalez - Season 15 Trade with Don Carillo and Chip James for Willie Wheat and Daniel Smith

Best Move - Drafting Henry Wise. I got the compensatory pick for letting Hamlet Wheeler walk and took a chance on him, even with his poor health.

Worst Move - Drafting Seth Matthews with the 17th pick in Season 11 . I passed over Bobby Melfi and Jeromy West to take a guy with suspect control.

Philosophy - Build through the draft, trades, and IFA. Value Eye and Vs. RHP in Position players, and control and Vs. RHB in pitchers. Free Agents are expensive, both in money and draft picks. Use trades to restock your ML team with young talent so that you are never caught in a rebuilding year (although I'm doing just that this season).

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