USSM Reader Challenge: Lineups

DMZ · July 28, 2009 at 11:57 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Yesterday got me thinking. What’s the worst starting lineup the M’s have fielded
1. This year and
2. During the Bavasi Era

Remnants at the end of the game don’t count. Bonus points for being totally unsuited for the opposing pitcher (say, like last nights) and for fielding horrible defenses.

For #2, I submit this gem, which gets you Vidro at second, Lopez at third, Betancourt at short, and an Ibanez-Ichiro!-Broussard outfield in support of Washburn.

There will be prizes.


53 Responses to “USSM Reader Challenge: Lineups”

  1. Conor on July 28th, 2009 7:05 pm

    For this year, I’ll go with May 25th
    Ichiro RF
    Betancourt SS
    Beltre 3B
    Griffey DH
    Sweeney 1B
    Lopez 2B
    Johjima C
    Chavez LF
    Gutierrez CF

    For No. 2…oh man…so many to choose from!

    But I choose: 9/16/2005
    Ichiro RF
    Santiago 2B
    Ibanez LF
    Sexson 1B
    Beltre 3B
    Dobbs DH
    Betancourt SS
    Bubela CF
    Torrealba C

  2. Conor on July 28th, 2009 7:19 pm

    Damn, this one’s bad too…
    May 1, 2004

    Ichiro RF
    McCracken CF
    Spiezio 3B
    Ibanez LF
    Hansen DH
    J. Cabrera 2B
    Olerud 1B
    Wilson C
    Bloomquist SS

  3. Adam S on July 28th, 2009 11:09 pm

    Your contest, your rules, but I think late September games shouldn’t count either. Those whole games are like “remnants at the end of a game”. There were a handful of games last year when Bloomquist, Vidro, and Cairo all started; the one from joerilla above is pretty amazing. There’s an argument that only 2-3-4 are major league hitters and none of the other 6 even qualify as good platoon hitters or over matched prospects.

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