Several TBLA members have already created fanposts for their $120,000,000 team.
Here is mine:
|C||$ 435,000.00||AJ Ellis|
|C||$ 1,250,000.00||Ramon Castro|
|1B||$ 6,500,000.00||Jim Loney
|2B||$ 600,000.00||Brent Lillibridge|
|3B||$ 435,000.00||Matt Dominquez|
|SS||$ 435,000.00||Dee Gordon|
|LF||$ 4,000,000.00||Juan Rivera|
|RF||$ 12,000,000.00||Andre Etheir|
|CF||$ 15,000,000.00||Matt Kemp|
|CF||$ 1,250,000.00||Tony Gwynn J|
|OF||$ 435,000.00||Jerrry Sands|
|1st/3rd/OF||$ 435,000.00||Russell Mitchell|
|2nd/3rd||$ 460,000.00||Blake DeWitt|
|SP||$ 8,000,000.00||Clayton Kershaw|
|SP||$ 9,000,000.00||Chad Billingsley|
|SP||$ 13,000,000.00||Ted Lilly|
|SP||$ 11,000,000.00||Hiroki Kuroda|
|SP||$ 6,500,000.00||Scott Feldman|
|RP||$ 435,000.00||Javy Guerra|
|RP||$ 435,000.00||Kenley Jansen|
|RP||$ 420,000.00||Josh Lindblom|
|RP||$ 420,000.00||Scott Elbert|
|AAA||$ 416,000.00||Dana Eveland|
|DL||$ 416,000.00||Rubby De La Rosa|
|Manny Ramirez||$ 8,087,432.00|
|Juan Pierre||$ 3,000,000.00|
|Andruw Jones||$ 3,375,000.00|
|Casey Blake||$ 1,250,000.00|
|Jon Garland||$ 1,500,000.00|
|Rafael Furcal||$ 2,000,000.00|
|Juan Uribe||$ 4,000,000.00|
One more shot before we say goodbye or halleluiah with our familair friends. Just a tweak here and there.
Juan Uribe, Pedro Baez, Jake Lemmerman and 4 Million for Matt Dominquez making Ozzie and Hanley happy.
Blake Hawksworth is traded for Blake DeWitt
Gurrier is traded to Texas for Scott Feldman
Silverio, John Ely, Ivan DeJesus traded for Brent Lillibridge
Ramon Castro is signed to help out AJ while FedEx percolates.
Catcher - AJ and Ramon Castro start the season with AJ the regular and Castro helping out 1 - 2 games a week.
1st Base - going one more time with Jim. I'm going to ignore three and a half years and go with hope and heart. I have to admit Jim hitting in Aug/Sept like a demon was just as sweet as watching Kemp go MVP. Jerry Sands should get some at bats here.
2nd Base - Brent Lillibridge - shocking how bad 2nd baseman are, he showed some pop, blocked by Beckham, has DeWitt/Sellers backing him up.
SS - Dee Gordon - show us the goods
3rd - Matt Dominquez, he's a fielding whiz so he can do exactly what Uribe is good at better. He won't hit much, but neither would Uribe. Very nice left side of the diamond defensively.
2nd/3rd - Blake DeWitt being left handed helps here. He's been consistently average which is better then most these days.
RF - Can't quit on Andre now, hoping the knee was the problem, no sense on trading him low. If he hits this team competes, if he does not they can flip him. Either way, this is his last season as a Dodger. Jerry Sands should get some at bats here.
CF - MVP Matt Kemp roams
LF - Gwynn / Rivera / Sands
Rotation is same as last year with Feldman replacing the likes of Garland / Padilla. He's got one year left on his deal for 6.5 and a buyout in 2013 for only $500,000. With Rubby being out we need someone here besides Eovaldi and Eveland as they are our depth for when one of the five get hurt. If the rotation stays healthy then Rubby and Eovaldi can help in the bullpen later in the year or if Feldman is not doing the job, Rubby could replace him.
Bullpen looks light on experience but big on talent.
This team needs Loney and Andre to hit but if they do then I think they can compete. I don't expect Matt Dominquez to do much with the bat, .250/.290/.410 but that is also what I'd expect from a solid Uribe year with some of the best defense we are going to see at 3rd base in the league. Blake DeWitt is here as insurance.
I'd rather have given LF to Sands but Ned tied my hands so we all lost $4 Million trying to build a better mousetrap. I don't think we make much of a splash in free agency so I simply excluded it other then bit parts. Lots of raises had to be given to Kemp, Kershaw, Andre, Loney and Lilly added quite a few million this year.