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Doc, Robby & Joey Bats: The Toronto Blue Jays All-Time Team

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The Starting Lineup

C     Ernie Whitt Ernie Whitt
1B     John Olerud John Olerud
2B     Roberto Alomar Roberto Alomar
SS     Tony Fernandez Tony Fernandez
3B     Jose Bautista Jose Bautista
LF     George Bell George Bell
CF     Vernon Wells Vernon Wells
RF     Jesse Barfield Jesse Barfield
DH     Carlos Delgado Carlos Delgado
There's a glaring lack of lefthanded power in the starting lineup, and it's difficult to get Fred McGriff off the bench with Olerud and Delgado requiring playing time. Neither Olerud nor Delgado can play anywhere but first base or DH.

Pat Borders should probably platoon with Whitt, who usually played only against righhanders. You could also slip Mulliniks in at third base to get a lefthanded bat into the lineup now and again.
1.   Alomar
2.   Olerud
3.   Delgado
4.   Bell
5.   Bautista
6.   Barfield
7.   Moseby/Wells
8.   Fernandez
9.   Whitt

The Rotation

SP     Dave Stieb Dave Stieb
SP     Roy Halladay Roy Halladay
SP     Jimmy Key Jimmy Key
SP     David Wells David Wells
SP     Roger Clemens Roger Clemens
All five of these pitchers rank in the Top 100 All-Time, giving the Blue Jays a superb rotation for only being around since 1977. Stieb is underrated, ditto Key and Wells, whose antics overshadowed the fact that he had a very good career. All five can pitch deep into the game, taking pressure off the pen.

The Bullpen

RP     Tom Henke Tom Henke
RP     Duane Ward Duane Ward
RP     Scott Downs Scott Downs
RP     Paul Quantrill Paul Quantrill
RP     Jason Frasor Jason Frasor

The Bench

C     Pat Borders Pat Borders
1B/DH     Fred McGriff Fred McGriff
2B/SS     Alfredo Griffin Alfredo Griffin
3B/1B     E Encarnacion E Encarnacion
3B/SS     Rance Mulliniks Rance Mulliniks
LF     Shannon Stewart Shannon Stewart
CF     Devon White Devon White
CF     Lloyd Moseby Lloyd Moseby
OF/DH/1B     Joe Carter Joe Carter