Friday, June 02, 2006

Franchise Players

Just for the heck of it, the top 10 (or so) guys I would take if I was starting franchises in baseball and basketball for an indefinite period of time:

NBA
1. LeBron James, Age 21
2a. Dwyane Wade, 24
2b. Dirk Nowitzki, 27
3. Kobe Bryant, 27
4. Paul Pierce, 28
5. Chris Paul, 21
6. Tracy McGrady, 27
7. Gilbert Arenas, 24
8. Dwight Howard, 20
9. Elton Brand, 27
10. Carmelo Anthony, 22
Wild Card: Amare Stoudemire
Too Old: Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal
On the Fringe: Vince Carter, Steve Nash, Yao Ming

MLB (age not as important)
Hitters
1. Albert Pujols
2. Alex Rodriguez
3. Miguel Cabrera
4. Vladimir Guerrero
5. Derrek Lee
6. David Wright
7. Jason Bay
8. Chase Utley
9. Carl Crawford
10. Travis Hafner
On the fringe: David Ortiz, Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Howard, Carlos Beltran, Derek Jeter
Getting too old: Manny Ramirez, Miguel Tejada, Ichiro
Pitchers
1. Johan Santana
2. Jake Peavy
3. Roy Oswalt
4. Roy Halladay
5. Mark Buehrle
6. Brandon Webb
Too old: Pedro Martinez

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