As I think about future blogs and get new ideas to entertain you and myself with, I try to find images to attach to each post that directly relates to what I am writing about. Sometimes this process is simple, and sometimes it requires a little more creativity.
One of the things that has really stood out for me in recent days has been how many really good players came out of the Montreal Expos organization. When checking out rookie cards on Ebay, so many of the players are wearing the Montreal Expos uniform. Sadly enough, very few players stayed in Montreal after more than a few years and now the team is extinct.
The Expos could arguably have put together one of the most talented teams in baseball if they had been able to hang on to their players. I thought it would be fun to create a line up of their players from the past to illustrate how incredible they could have been.
Here is my Montreal Expos All-Star team from the 1990’s:
1st Base – Andres Galarraga. 2nd Base – Delino DeShields. Short Stop – Mark Grudzielanek. 3rd Base – Tim Wallach. Catcher – Gary Carter. Outfileders – Larry Walker, Tim Raines, Moises Alou, Marquis Grissom, Cliff Floyd, and Vlad Guerrero.
Pitchers – Dennis Martinez, John Wetteland, Pedro Martinez, Ugueth Urbina, and Javier Vasquez.
So I guess my question is this – Has any other team in recent history been such a breeding ground for Major League talent the way that the Montreal Expos were in the 1990’s??? Let me know what you think.