Yesterday was my dork day. Yep, I spent two hours drafting my fantasy baseball team. That doesn’t include the hour (ssssss) of research I did this year in preparation. I’m not the greatest baseball mind out there, but I do enjoy baseball and figured if I paid any attention to it I could actually put together a decent roster. Well, not to toot my own horn over here, but I am pretty sure there are a few mid market teams that should be giving me a call about building a major league franchise. Move over Theo Epstein and Billy Beane, there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Reggie Hammond (or Andrew Goodnow).
My strategy was to build up my infield in the earlier rounds because outfielders are abundant and you can get a better value in the later rounds. So without further ado, I present to you my 2012 fantasy team:
Ok, I’m not going to list my fantasy team….that would be boring and mean to the readers, but I will say that there is (as always) a large number of Boston Red Sox on the team. It just happens. Kind of like you write what you know, well, I draft the players I know best.
I will say this, I knew something was amiss when I drafted a player by the first name of Kelly. I looked at it and said to myself, “What the fuck are you thinking? This is a bad sign. Why are you drafting a player who is going to be so hot and cold…streaky…and then at the end of the day just break your heart!!!” So yeah, maybe I should get a new second baseman.
I also drafted Josh “Fried Chicken and Beer” Beckett. We’ll see if he can lay off the sauce during games this year. Hopefully he decides to……I don’t know, pitch this year. When he does that, he’s pretty good.
Alright, I’m gonna go for a run on this glorious Hawaiian morning.