Each year, there is some talk about the expansion of Major League Baseball. Typically, it’s around which city will be the next to get a team. I’m not talking about Oakland getting rid of all their players and heading to Las Vegas like Hunter S Thompson. I’m talking about new teams in the league. But one of the things talked about less is stretching the talent pool too thin. As I was spending the White Sox off day perusing the free agents, I thought it might be fun to compile a team from just the remaining guys. This should give us some idea of the guys who will likely be on rosters if there were two more teams.
The infield is pretty rough. I think this shows how much teams value the infield and how difficult it is to find big league talent. The Jordy Mercer retirement hurts at SS, something I never thought I’d say.
This is a bad team. But there are some decent players in here, which makes me wonder why some of these guys have not found a job. Also, this team can probably be improved as teams go back down to 26 man rosters and shed some out of options players. Overall, I’d say that currently, there is not enough talent to field 2 extra teams. But what do I know? It could be that more open spots allows for more players to be developed and we’ll get more surprise stars. I’m all for that. Though I’m guessing you’ll just see an overall decline in talent.