As a break in the checklist posts I'm going to post my new Fantasy Team. Old School Breaks put together a league and I jumped at the chance for a team. Our draft was last night. Unfortunately I didn't get to participate. My wife goes to college and they offer free dial up to all students (that is free with not so free paid tuition) so I don't shell out the cash for high speed at home. I tried to get online to participate in the draft and after an hour of trying to load the draft page it errored because the draft was done. Fortunately I had taken the time to prioritize my picks "just in case". I know I didn't rate enough players so the last few rounds were a total crap-shoot. All in all I don't think I did to bad considering that I wasn't there to pick.
1st Base - Kevin Youkilis
I'm so happy I got Youk. This is the year he breaks out. Bill James be damned I'm predicting big numbers for Youkilis this year. I had hoped to get him in the 3rd round but if it would have been live I would have probably jumped the gun and taken him in the second.
Puts the crap in crap-shoot but how many 2nd baseman put up big numbers anyway.
3rd Base - Evan Longoria
Not quite Hanley or Jose but solid.
OF - Manny Ramirez
He seems happy in LA and a happy Manny hits like nobody else. He only played a half year in the NL and tore it up. I think this year may end up being his best year ever. (at least I hope so)
OF - Ichiro
OF - Adam Dunn
BN - Jorge Posada
He may be my everyday catcher if the Yankees would ever decide who was going to do all of their catching.
Not big on Godzilla. The Yankees have so many outfielders he may never even play.
My ace. All reports from City of Palms Park say big yer from Josh this year.
SP - Jon Lester
Another Red Sox. I couldn't help myself but rank them all high. I think he deserves it though.
RP - Bobby Jenks
On again off again closer. Scary pick for me.
RP - Jose Valverde
I don't even know the guy. I thought about dropping him for Okajima but I have so may Red Sox already....
UUGGGHHH!!! Always hurt not signed = Waiver wire.....
Not a bad waiver wire guy. Supposed to be healthy so far...
SP - Josh Johnson
Don't know this guy either. Mario - was this an ok pick up?
SP - Randy Johnson
Not the Randy Johnson of old but not too bad...
RP - Justin Duchscherer
I can't say his name but he pitched in the All Star game last year so he can't be to bad.
SP - Fausto Carmona
Someone has to be at the bottom of the barrel and there are not really any starting pitchers of note left.
I'm by no means a Fantasy expert but how does everyone think I did?? I think I did okay for not even participating in the draft. The league has head to head scoring and I have a lineup in my head but it would be interesting to hear what everyone else thinks I should do. There is, by the way, some kind of award on the line so I'm not above asking for help.