Turning Enemies into Frenemies for a Pre-Season Fantasy All-Division Team


With Spring Training just around the corner and MLB Opening Day for the 2011 season is just under two months away, the MLB blogs at the FanSided Network are taking up a challenge pre-season. We are joining forces with our allies and turning our enemies into frenemies  – at least for now – and creating an all-division team. We are starting with creating a single team from each division. For example, we are teaming up with Swingin A’s, Halo Hangout and Sodo Mojo – all of which are AL West blogs – and creating this single team based off of all four teams. The same is being done with all National League blogs as well.

After this team has been selected by all divisions in the American League and the National League, we will ask that you – our readers – help us in determining the best roster from each league. The two rosters chosen (one AL and one NL) will ultimately be the Pennant winners and will go on to face each other in a final showdown, or World Series per se, where our readers once again will decide the best of the best.

For now, we aren’t sure of the exact roster for the AL West, but below, you will see our picks here at Nolan Writin’:

C – Kurt Suzuki (OAK)

1B – Kendy Morales (LAA)

2B – Ian Kinsler (TEX)

3B – Adrian Beltre (TEX)

SS – Elvis Andrus (TEX)

OF – Josh Hamilton (TEX)

OF – Nelson Cruz (TEX)

OF – Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)

DH – Torii Hunter (LAA)

SP – Felix Hernandez (SEA)

SP – Jered Weaver (LAA)

SP – Brett Anderson (OAK)

SP – Trevor Cahill (OAK)

SP – C.J. Wilson (TEX)

Setup – Scott Downs (LAA)

Closer – Neftali Feliz (TEX)

Keep checking back as we’ll have the final roster set into place in the upcoming days and it will be posted here. We hope that you guys will enjoy that as much as we hope to.

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