The next big event is the Chicago Fall Tournament hosted by Rob Spatz. It should prove to be a wild one as the teams are limited to the 2000s, thus we enter the PED era of baseball.
I selected the 2002 Twins. As usual, I feel pretty good about this team working it out against the 2002 A's (Moneyball), 1977 Yankees, 1909 Cubs, and the 2015 Royals. They played some tough teams pretty tight and consistently beat the 2002 A's. However, when I take a step back this team has some weaknesses, especially 5-9 in the batting order, they strike out too much.
The strengths are decent starting pitching: Rick Reed Byz, Santana Bxyw, and Eric Milton Cyz. I may be optimistic calling that "decent. Yes! A three man rotation for Chicago!
The Pen is solid by any measure: J.C. Romero A&Cx, Hawkins Axz, Guardado Bxz, and Mike Jackson in a pinch, Bz.
1. Bobby Kielty LF F2
2. Jacque Jones RF F2
3. Torii Hunter CF F3
4. David Ortiz DH S
5. Corey Koskie 3B5
6. Doug Mientkiewicz 1B5
7. A.J. Pierzynski C8
8. Luis Rivas 2B F8
9. Christian Guzman SS F9
They field well, that's for sure.
And a "motormouth" behind the plate.