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The Best MLB Super-City Teams

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New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (sort of) are lucky enough to house two Major League Baseball teams. With this comes the built-in turf war fandom that we all love to hate. Currently, all six of these teams are fielding capable, if not, competitive rosters for the first time in recent memory only adding to the overall excitement once baseball returns. For this article, however, I am asking you to suspend your disbelief and imagine a scenario in which Rob Manfred decided to combine all of the two-city rosters into one. What would they look like? Which city would dominate the most? Let’s find out!

 

*Assuming everyone is healthy*

 

The New York Mankeys

Fielders:

C: Gary Sanchez

1B: Pete Alonso

2B: DJ LeMahieu

3B: Jeff McNeil

SS: Gleyber Torres

LF: Giancarlo Stanton/ Yoenis Cespedes (platoon)

CF:  Brandon Nimmo

RF: Aaron Judge

DH: Robinson Cano

Pitchers:

1: Jacob deGrom

2: Gerrit Cole

3: Luis Severino

4: Noah Syndergaard

5: Marcus Stroman

SU: Seth Lugo

CL: Aroldis Chapman

The Chicago White Cubs

Fielders:

C: Willson Contreras

1B: Anthony Rizzo

2B: Tim Anderson

3B: Yoan Moncada

SS: Javier Baez

LF: Kris Bryant

CF:  Luis Robert

RF: Jason Heyward/Nomar Mazara (Platoon)

DH: Eloy Jimenez

Pitchers:

1: Yu Darvish

2: Lucas Giolito

3: Kyle Hendricks

4: Dallas Keuchel

5: Jon Lester

SU: Aaron Bummer

CL: Craig Kimbrel

 

The Los Angeles Angel Dodgers

Fielders:

C: Will Smith

1B: Max Muncy

2B: Tommy La Stella

3B: Anthony Rendon

SS: Corey Seager

LF: Mike Trout

CF:  Mookie Betts

RF: Cody Bellinger

DH: Shohei Ohtani

Pitchers:

1: Walker Buehler

2: Shohei Ohtani

3: Clayton Kershaw

4: David Price

5: Julio Teheran

SU: Hansel Robles

CL: Kenley Jansen

 

How far does each team go in the playoffs?

 

Written by Nick Anton

So this, my friends, is deliciously redundant. - John Spencer

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