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The TCB Starting Nine’s Astros All-Time bWAR Champion Team

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The sim games begin tomorrow

MLB: Spring Training-Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

You’ve seen the rosters. You’ve read the bluster. You’ve heard Blummer’s rant. You’ve chosen your own favorite. Yeah, the Hammer talks a good game, and y’all voted that his team is the best of the five best Astros All-Time teams.

We will have a simulated double elimination tournament with the first game tonight between Cody and bilbos. But before the tournament, we promised to announce the winner by bWAR according to the criteria established at the beginning of our draft. That criteria was: we would add the average bWAR of all 15 players on each team and the team with the greatest total bWAR would win the WAR phase of the contest.

The average WAR for each player would be the average of his five best continuous years with the Astros. If a player did not play five years with the Astros his career average with the Astros would be counted instead. He must have played two seasons with the Astros and two seasons with the Astros at the position he has been assigned.

The Winner Is:

BILBOS

Here were the scores.

Bilbos: 51.9

Mhatter: 50.7

Theo: 47.3

Cody: 45.6

Hebrew Hammah: 42

Here are the players on each team with their respective WAR averages.

A.. Cody Poage

1. 1B Jeff Bagwell, 6.9 2. P J.R. Richard, 4.2 3. SS Carlos Correa, 4.9 4. P Dallas Keuchel, 3.6 5. OF Moises Alou, 3.9 6. 3B Ken Caminiti, 2.3 7. P Dave Smith 1.5 8. P Brad Lidge, 1.4 9. OF Hunter Pence, 3.7 10. P Charlie Morton, 2.9 11. P Joe Sambito, 12. 1.7 C Jason Castro, 2.1 13. 2B Art Howe, 2.5 14. OF Derek Bell, 2.3 15. DH Carlos Lee 1.7……

45.6 total

B. mhatter

1. 2B Craig Biggio, 6.6 2. 3B Alex Bregman, 5.6 3. P Mike Scott, 5.0 4. P Nolan Ryan, 2.8 5. SS Dickie Thon, 3.1 6. P Andy Pettite, 3.1 7. 1B Glen Davis, 3.4 8 OF Michael Bourne, 3.2 9. OF Terry Puhl, 3.3 10. OF Luis Gonzales, 3.3 11. P Joe Niekro, 2.9 12. DH Doug Radar, 2.6 13. P Darryl Kile, 1.5 14. Turk Farrell, 3.4 15. C Brian McCann 0.9

50.7 total

C. bilbos

1. DH Jose Altuve, 6.0 2. P Roger Clemens, 5.6 3. P Larry Dierker, 4.4 4. OF George Springer, 4.7 5. OF Carl Everett, 4.6 6. 2B Billy Doran, 4.5 7. 1B Bob Watson, 3.3 8. P Danny Darwin, 3.1 9. P Mike Hampton, 2.9 10. OF Kevin Bass, 3.1 11. P Shane Reynolds, 2.7 12. C. Brad Ausmus, 1.0 (average of two disconnected stints) 13. 3B Phil Garner, 2.3 14. P Larry Anderson, 1.8 15. SS Miguel Tejada 1.9……

51.9 total

D. Theo

1. P Roy Oswalt, 4.9 2. OF Lance Berkman, 5.6 3. OF Jose Cruz, 4.8 4. OF Jimmy Wynn, 5.7 5. 2B Joe Morgan, 3.6 6. P Don Wilson, 3.6 7. 3B Morgan Ensberg, 3.0 8. P Mike Cuellar, 3.4 9. DH Rusty Staub, 2.6 10. P Octavio Dotel, 2.7 11. 1B Yuli Gurriel, 2.4 12. SS Marwin Gonzalez, 2.3 13. C Alan Ashby, 1.1 14. P Ken Forsch, 1.7 15. P Wade Miller 2.9…..

47.3 total

E. HH.

1. P Gerrit Cole, 6.2 2. P Justin Verlander, 7.1 3. OF Cesar Cedeno, 6.3 4. P Billy Wagner, 2.4 5. 2B Jeff Kent, 3.7 6. OF Steve Finley, 2.9 7. DH Richard Hidalgo, 3.0 8. C Cliff Johnson, 1.5 9. P Lance McCullers, 1.6 10. P Ken Giles, 0.6 11. OF Luke Scott, 1.2 12. SS Adam Everett, 2.6 13. P Will Harris, 1.5 14. 1B Lee May, 2.9 15. 3B Geoff Blum .5 (average of his two disconnected stints)………

42 total