Thursday, April 16, 2009

No More Work, Only Fantasy

Some people tell me I'm an idiot for quitting my job in the midst of the biggest depression since Moses cast out the Red Sea, thereby inventing fantasy sports. But I'm really just following the road of that great prophet. My fantasy baseball team is not doing well in the first two weeks of the season but I'm an optimist! Want to send me some money? Sure, I'll take it!

My dumbest move of the week so far is dropping Cody Ross for Andruw Jones. I think the ceiling is higher on Jones in Texas but I'm probably wrong. Still, 50 HR is out of the question, so I've got that going for me. Here's my team:

C - Geovany Soto, Cubs
Chris Snyder, Diamondbacks
1B - Carlos Pena, Rays
2b - Aaron Hill, Blue Jays
Mike Aviles, Royals (also SS eligible)
SS - Elvis Andrus, Rangers
Rafael Furcal, Dodgers
3B - Chris Davis, Rangers (also 1B eligible)
OF - Ichiro, Mariners
Carlos Lee, Astros
Ryan Braun, Brewers
Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
Andruw Jones, Rangers
SP - James Shields, Rays
Andrew Sonnanstine, Rays
Zack Greinke, Royals
Trevor Cahill, A's
Brett Anderson, A's
Aaron Harang, Reds
Scott Baker, Twins
RP - Francisco Rodriguez, Mets
Fernando Rodney, Tigers
Kevin Gregg, Cubs
Francisco Cordero, Reds

Is this team really terrible for a full-time fantasy team owner? Yes. Yes, it is. I paid more attention last year and my team sucked on a daily basis. I've got decent starting pitching (probably league average) and a good OF. That's about it. I thought about submitting my team to HardballTimes to see if they would write it up in a Roster Doctor article. But I know I'd get impatient and change it long before I heard from them. They would be sick if they knew the keepers I've given away over the years (Miguel Cabrera, Justin Morneau and Ryan Howard come to mind). I'm really just hoping I can get Matt Wieters later this year and he lives up to the hype. Maybe he can do what Ryan Braun did for me a few years ago. Delivering me to 2nd place! We'll see. There's a few guys I'm waiting for when they get called up but, if you're a fantasy geek reading this, let me know what you think I should try to do to get in a groove in a weekly line-up, cumulative scoring, head-to-head matchup.