It's a team that might contend for a title, if it could only get on the field.
Then again, that's exactly the problem.
Think of the players that will (or likely will) begin the season on the disabled list. It's quite a group, lacking a little (for now) on the left side of the infield and behind the plate, but overflowing with top-level starting pitching and back-of-the-bullpen depth.
Not all the opening day rosters are official yet. Some teams are waiting until closer to Thursday's 11 a.m. deadline for final decisions, which only means that the All-DL-Stars could have an even better lineup by the time the first pitch is thrown.
Jason Bay, for example, should be your All-DL-Star left fielder by then. The Mets are expected to put him on the disabled list, but they haven't said so publicly yet. So I left him off, in part because this team is strong enough without him.
For now, we'll only go with guys we're pretty sure of.
So here goes:
1B -- Kendrys Morales, Angels
2B -- Chase Utley, Phillies
SS -- Clint Barmes, Astros
3B -- Nick Punto, Cardinals
LF -- Cody Ross, Giants (Bay could take his spot)
CF -- Grady Sizemore, Indians (with Franklin Gutierrez also available)
RF -- Corey Hart, Brewers
C -- Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
Rotation -- Adam Wainwright, Cardinals; Zack Greinke, Brewers; Johan Santana, Mets; Mat Latos, Padres; Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays (with Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey and others in reserve)
Closer -- Brian Wilson, Giants (with the Phillies' Brad Lidge and the A's Andrew Bailey setting him up)
You'd take that team, wouldn't you?
You'd be guaranteed to lose on opening day, because not one of them could play, but you'd take that team.