The next in a series of looks into the 25 man ML Roster of some of the top teams in 1530. Here is how neilg built the Montgomery Burns
Draft - 8
Trade - 9
IFA - 0
Free Agent - 5
Rule V – 2
Waivers – 1
SP1 - Guillermo Balboa - Season 7 in a trade with the Seattle Slackers (currently the Scottsdale Sidewinders) for Michael Tabaka .
SP2 – Hooks Benard - Season 15 Free Agent
SP3 – Douglas Cust - Season 16 in a trade with the Norfolk Nala Dogs for Frank Urich and Marvin Edwards
SP4 – Bill Phillips - Season 17 Free Agent
SP5 – Rob Tartabull - Season 17 in a trade with the Durham Tar Heels for Doyle Adams
Mop – Shin-Soo Uchida - Season 12 Draft round 1, pick 24
LRA – Greg Hall - Season 15 in a trade with the Tampa Bay Sun Kings for Shayne Lincoln
SuA – Justin Houston - Season 17 Free Agent
SuA – Theodore Tobin - Season 13 trade with the Burlington Coat Factory for Terry McPherson
SuB – Billy Ray Dunn - Season 10 Waiver Claim from the Oklahoma City FalconsSuB – Don Tanaka - Season 14 Free AgentSuB – Gerardo Miro – Season 11 Draft round 2, pick 67
ClA – Bill Riley - Season 9 trade with the Durham Tar Heels as part of the package for Jimmy Price
C – Alex Pan - Season 15 Trade with the Scottsdale Sidewinders as part of the package for Joaquin Vazquez
1B – Ken Daly - Season 6 Draft, Round 1, Pick 29
2B – Carmine Ross - Season 10 Draft, Round 1, Pick 24
3B – Ismael Polanco - Season 16 Trade with the Montreal Garde Imperiale for Wilton Gagne and Marc Morton
SS – Lou Jenkins - Season 15 Free Agent
LF – Bruce Garland - Season 7 Draft, Round 1, Pick 23
CF – Brian Klingenbeck - Season 7 Draft, Round 1*, Pick 35
RF – Clyde Maloney - Season 8 Draft, Round 1, Pick 21
Bench 1 - C – Paulie Cook - Season 9, Draft, Round 13, Pick 425
Bench 2 - C – Cesar Fernandez - Season 15 Trade with the Augusta Gladiators (currently the Cincinnati Redlegs) as part of the package for Juan Mercado
Bench 3 - SS – Ivan Pena - Season 13 Rule V draft from the Memphis Pharoahs (currently the Florida Gators), Pick 20
Bench 4 - CF – Shawn Broome - Season 14 Rule V draft from the Scottsdale Sidewinders, Pick 14
Best Move – Refusing to trade Ken Daly. Since he was drafted I have received no fewer than 3 trade offers per season for him.
Worst Move - Drafting Shin-Soo Uchida with the 24th pick in Season 12 . I passed over Willie Cedeno, Carl Acker, and Art Wingo to take a career AAAA pitcher.
Philosophy – Montgomery has always traded aggressively while filling in holes with free agent acquisitions. 16 seasons following this philosophy has left the Burns’ minor leagues almost bare and we are now forced to try to build through the draft.