As much as we try, hope and pray, we will never be able to fill our rosters from top to bottom with guys who are going to put up 2010 CarGo-esque numbers. There are only a handful of players in every given season with the ability carry a fantasy team. A good fantasy team succeeds at rostering above average players; not rostering statistical liabilities.
But what if for one day we could make the 'fantasy' of fantasy teams. Assemble a team of over-achievers that produced unreal statistics that only guys like you and I really care about. By looking back we can see where the bar of excellence sits and it can give us something to reach, or at least dream for as we prepare to draft for the 2011 season.
To assemble this team I am going to go by a few small rules.
Rule No. 1- I am only going to use players from the past 15 years. Players that most of the readers of this article would have seen play at one time or the other. 1996 will be my latest year.
Rule No. 2- I don't want to build the bash brothers, but a well-rounded team that will excel in every category. Which means I won't pick 98' slammin' Sammy and Big Mac to go with early 2000's Bonds. I will need steals, high run scorers and great averages as well.
Rule No. 3- I have to use a different year with each selection.
I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to offer your thoughts and opinions on each position.