Last week I waxed poetic and reminisced about Arlington Stadium and came up with my all-time team for that era.
You can find that piece here.
Now it’s time for my all-time Globe Life Park team; once again I will fill a 25-man roster.
This one was a little bit harder because there were so many great teams fielded there.
- 1B Will Clark
He was a leader in the clubhouse and had one of the best swings I have ever seen.
- 2B Michael Young
He is to the Rangers what ice cream is to a warm slice of apple pie.
- 3B Adrian Beltre
- SS Alex Rodriguez
Fight me if you want but there’s no denying the numbers he put up while here.
- LF Juan Gonzalez
He is one of two players to make both lists.
- CF Josh Hamilton
You have to look past his off the field problems and embrace what he did as a player.
- RF Nelson Cruz
Don’t mention that game.
- C Ivan Rodriguez
He’s the other one to make both teams.
- DH Rafael Palmeiro
I still have his 1987 Topps rookie card. I really do. Trust me. I’m pointing my finger when I say that.
- C Mike Napoli
- IF Elvis Andrus
- OF Rusty Greer
- Kenny Rogers
The guy threw a perfect game and also threw a punch at a cameraman.
- Rick Helling
Led the majors with 20 wins in 1998. He didn’t have the greatest ERA but he was an innings eater.
- Colby Lewis
- Cliff Lee
He was only here for half a season but whoa was it a memorable one.
- Yu Darvish
I miss him here. Yuuuuuuuuu!
Once again this includes both starters and relievers
- Neftali Feliz
- Joe Nathan
- John Wetteland
- Tom Henke
- CJ Wilson
- Kevin Millwood
- Cole Hamels
- Derek Holland
So there it is. Like I said it was tough to mull over all of the choices I had.
I wish I had room for players like Dean Palmer, Mark McLemore, Matt Harrison, David Murphy…you get what I mean. Just wait until next week when I post my all-time Globe Life Field team. No. No, I’m not. I just wanted to see if you were still paying attention.
Until next time, I’ll see you in the cheap seats!
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