The official Detroit Tigers Twitter account posted a fun game on Friday where fans are given an allotment of $16 with which they have to spend on various retired former infielders. The notable names are arranged into tiers according to their monetary value.
Here is how the fantasy draft is set out.
Tigers infielder values
|DH||Victor Martinez||Darrell Evans||Rusty Staub||Dmitri Young||Gary Sheffield|
|C||Bill Freehan||Lance Parrish||Iván Rodríguez||Mickey Cochrane||Mickey Tettleton|
|1B||Hank Greenberg||Norm Cash||Rudy York||Cecil Fielder||Tony Clark|
|2B||Charlie Gehringer||Lou Whitaker||Dick McAuliffe||Plácido Polanco||Ian Kinsler|
|3B||George Kell||Travis Fryman||Ray Boone||Aurelio Rodríguez||Brandon Inge|
|SS||Alan Trammell||Harvey Kuenn||Carlos Guillén||Johnny Peralta||Donie Bush|
Setting technicalities aside — like for instance the fact that the designated hitter is not an infielder — one can construct an all-time great lineup on the dirt using these myriad of options. Personally, I decided to cheat and ditch the DH to achieve my perfect infield, selecting Mickey Tettleton ($1) at catcher, Hank Greenberg ($5) at first base, Lou Whitaker ($4) at second base, Brandon Inge ($1) at third base and Alan Trammell ($5) at shortstop.
My colleagues also had some interesting suggestions. Ashley chose Gary Sheffield, Bill Freehan, Cecil Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Pudge Rodríguez and Alan Trammell while Brady suggested Dmitri Young, Pudge, Fielder, Whitaker, Inge and Peralta; Rob finished off with his selection of Sheffield, Pudge, Greenberg, Kinsler, Inge and Trammell.
So enough about us, who do you select with your $16 allotment? Leave your lineup in the comments along with an explanation of why you made the picks that you did.
Of course, you can always take the Don Kelly approach if you so please.