I'm stealing this from Sean McInhoe at The Athletic, but he did it with hockey, and I'm suggesting that we do it with baseball, so it's totally different.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) August 6, 2019
We'll need a slightly bigger team, and a bigger budget due to the longer seasons, but we can make this work.
- 10 players needed
- 2 pitchers
- 1 catcher
- 1 first baseman
- 1 second baseman
- 1 third baseman
- 1 shortstop
- 3 outfielders (any combination of right/center/left)
- $1 per game appeared in for whatever team you are signing the player to. (Example: The Phillies can sign Pedro Martinez for $9)
- The team gets the full career WAR of that player (Pedro's 83.9 bWAR for $9 is a pretty good steal)
- You can spend up to $700.
Here's my sample Phillies team. They're pretty stacked (Ryne Sandberg's 68 WAR for $13 didn't make the cut)
Who did I miss? What franchise would run away with this?