The All-Bargain MLB Starting Nine: For Less Than $5 Million

chris faliteContributor IJune 28, 2009

The All-Bargain MLB Starting Nine: For Less Than $5 Million

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    2 Mar 1998:  A general view of the Chicago White Sox line-up card  during a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona.  The White Sox defeated the Cubs 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr  /Allsport

Starting Pitcher: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 23:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on June 23, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Catcher: Chris Iannetta, Colorado Rockies

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    DENVER - MAY 10:  Chris Iannetta #20 of the Colorado Rockies takes an at bat against the Florida Marlins during MLB action at Coors Field on May 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Iannetta was one of many players using pink bats in Major League Baseball today

First Base: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

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    PHOENIX - MAY 12:  Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on May 12, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Second Base: Alberto Callaspo, Kansas City Royals

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 14:  Alberto Callaspo #13 of the Kansas City Royals plays second base against the Cincinnati Reds during the game on June 14, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Third Base: Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

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    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 30: Infielder Evan Longoria #3 of  the Tampa Bay Rays bats against the Boston Red Sox April 30, 2009 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Shortstop: Yunel Escobar, Atlanta Braves

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    ATLANTA - JUNE 25:  Yunel Escobar #19 of the Atlanta Braves attempts to turn a double play as Johnny Damon #18 of the New York Yankees slides into second base at Turner Field on June 25, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Left Field: Denard Span, Minnesota Twins

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    NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the New York Yankees on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Twins 3-2 in ten innings.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Center Field: Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

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    GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 13:   Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers runs the bases after hitting a homerun in the first inning during a Spring Training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 13, 2009 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo b

Right Field: Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 07:  Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays at bat  against the New York Yankees during their game on June 7, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Batting Order and Recap

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    2 Mar 1998:  A general view of the Chicago White Sox line-up card  during a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona.  The White Sox defeated the Cubs 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr  /Allsport
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