Monday, March 14, 2011

By Chuck Richter - Executive Editor

If you could put together your best Angels all-time lineup to go against other teams all time lineups in a head to head format, what would it look like?

I'm basing mine off best all time seasons with the Halos and who I like for a full season. Your criteria can be totally different however, as you may have a crystal ball and want Peter Bourjos (2011) over Darin Erstad in centerfield, Jim Edmonds (95, 96, 98) or Fred Lynn's All Star season with the Halos over Erstad's 2000 campaign. Some of you may want Garret Anderson in LF over Brian Downing or move Vlad to DH over Baylor and use Tim Salmon  (1995) in right field. Some could argue Troy Glaus (2000) over Doug DeCinces (1982), Joyner's (1986) or Carew (1983) over Kendry Morales' 2009 campaign. etc. etc.

Here's mine: 

Starting Lineup
CF Darin Erstad (2000)
LF Brian Downing (1987)
RF Vladimir Guerrero (2004)
DH Don Baylor (1979)
1B Kendry Morales (2009)
2B Bobby Grich (1979)
3B Doug DeCinces (1982)
C Lance Parrish (1990)
SS Jim Fergosi (1970)

Reserves: Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson, Mike Napoli, Wally Joyner, Troy Glaus and Chone Figgins

Starting Pitchers
SP Nolan Ryan (1972, 1973)
SP Frank Tanana (1975)
SP Jered Weaver (2010)
SP Chuck Finley (1990)
SP Mike Witt (1986)

Relief Pitchers
RP Frankie Rodriguez (2006, 2008)
RP Troy Percival (1996, 2002)
RP Scot Shields (2005)
RP Bryan Harvey (1991)
RP Darren Oliver (2009)

Owner: Arte Moreno
Manager: Mike Scioscia
Bench Coach: Joe Maddon
Pitching Coach: Bud Black

Visit our forum thread to post your all-time best Angels' lineup, pitching staff and overall 25-man roster.  You can also send yours in to Chuck Richter at
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