Have you ever wondered who the greatest team of all-time would be? Like if you were to take the best players from every team and suit em up, who would win in a tournament? Now is your chance to find out.
Starting this Monday, the MLB Dream Bracket will see the greatest players in baseball history compete in a 32-team simulated tournament featuring legendary rosters for each of the 30 MLB clubs, as well as a Negro League All-Star team and a team of current 25-and-Under Stars. Over the course of 15 days, it will help fill this gap between real games while determining which club has (simulated) superiority.
Here’s more on how this will go down:
Split by league — with the Negro League Stars on the AL side and the 25-and-Under Stars in the NL — the MLB Dream Bracket will pit teams against each other in best-of-seven series. Seeding was based on World Series titles won, pennants won, postseason appearances and regular-season winning percentage. The Negro League Stars and 25-and-Under Stars were each given a No. 8 seed in their respective leagues. Home-field advantage was randomly determined by Out of the Park Baseball’s simulation engine.
I know what you’re asking, who will be cracking the Angels roster? Well, here you go:
Pitchers: Chuck Finley, Nolan Ryan, Jered Weaver, Frank Tanana, Mark Langston, John Lackey, Mike Witt, Troy Percival, Francisco Rodriguez, Scot Shields, Bryan Harvey
C: Brian Downing
1B: Rod Carew
2B: Bobby Grich
3B: Troy Glaus
SS: Jim Fregosi
LF: Garret Anderson
CF: Mike Trout
RF: Tim Salmon
DH: Vladimir Guerrero
Bench: Darin Erstad, Don Baylor, Howie Kendrick, Torii Hunter, Jim Edmonds, Mike Napoli
Here’s a photo of the bracket. The Angels will face the Tigers in round one.
- There are more than 20 million children in the United States and Canada who rely on free or reduced-priced school meals every day. Those meals are no longer available everywhere with schools shut down. The Home Plate Project, supported by all 30 MLB clubs and over 50 players, has raised nearly $1 million to provide over four million meals to support childhood hunger prevention.
Among the players donating include both Albert Pujols and Jason Castro.