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The Pre-Arbitration Eligible Position Player Roster

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I post this not as a shameless blog entry, but I've been really looking forward to posting this at RR and (hopefully) generating some discussion. What are the chances a hypothetical position-player element of the roster actually *outperforms* our current position players? In other words, how many wins and losses would the current 13 men produce over our *actual* likely 13 men to make up the position player element of our Opening Day 2009 25-man roster? (Assume we have Greinke, Meche, etc. etc. on the pitching staff). Lineup: C - Brayan Pena 1B - Ryan Shealy 2B - Alberto Callaspo SS - Mike Aviles 3B - Alex Gordon LF - Chris Lubanski CF - Mitch Maier RF - Shane Costa DH - Billy Butler Bench: C - J.R. House 1B/DH - Kila Ka'aihue 2B - Tug Hulett UT - Tommy Murphy I didn't include bench players in my original post, so I may modify it upon later notice. I really feel this is an extremely relevant topic for RR. We all know Moore hasn't exactly done an exemplary job implementing payroll efficiency with keen understanding in what constitutes 'replacement' value. CHONE and PECOTA project 71 and 76 wins, respectively, for the "actual" roster. Is this roster really much, much worse?

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