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RH Braves VS LH Braves

Inspired by samxrm, I've decided to embark on a sort of expansion of that theme. This is just for fun to help pass the time between the end of football and the beginning of Spring Training. So here it is.

Compile a list of all time (favorite, great, insert adjective of your choice) completely RH and completely LH lineups, starting pitching staffs, and closers...what would that look like? Note: Switch hitters like Chipper and Furcal must bat in one lineup or the other.

Your mileage may vary, but here are mine:

All RH Braves:

C: Javy Lopez

1B: Andres Galarraga

2B: Martin Prado

SS: Edgar Renteria

3B: Vinny Castilla

RF: Hank Aaron

CF: Andruw Jones

LF: Gary Sheffield

SP: Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Kevin Millwood, Phil Niekro, Tim Hudson

Closer: Craig Kimbrel

Lineup Construction:

1. Martin Prado

2. Edgar Renteria

3. Hank Aaron

4. Gary Sheffield

5. Andres Galarraga

6. Vinny Castilla

7. Javy Lopez

8. Andruw Jones

All LH Braves:

C: Brian McCann

1B: Fred McGriff

2B: Keith Lockhart

SS: Rafael Furcal

3B: Chipper Jones

RF: Jason Heyward

CF: JD Drew

LF: Ryan Klesko

SP: Tom Glavine, Warren Spahn, Denny Neagle, Mike Hampton, Steve Avery

Closer: John Rocker

Lineup Construction:

1. Rafael Furcal

2. Jason Heyward

3. Chipper Jones

4. Fred McGriff

5. JD Drew

6. Brian McCann

7. Ryan Klesko

8. Keith Lockhart

Now here is where we wildly speculate, based on zero simulations except what goes on in our noggins. Which of these teams is good enough to beat the other in a seven game World Series, assuming each player is at their peak? (I understand that at least 25 man rosters would need to be compiled for a playoff series, but that's not what we're doing here.) And if you disagree with my lineups, what are yours?

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