Had my live draft for one of my two baseball fantasy league's tonight, and with my first pick?
I took The Commander. Partly out of sentiment and partly out of the HUGE hope I have that he has a rebound year.
The draft was big fun; random insults, curses, and offers of beers for players, which I'm pretty sure is against the collective bargaining agreement.
All in all? I've got a pretty good team with a bunch of guys I'm praying don't break down before the All-Star Break.
C: Chris Iannetta
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Dan Uggla
3B: Melvin Mora (I concentrated on pitching so Melvin was the best I could do)
SS: Yunel Escobar
OF: Bobby Abreu
OF: Jeff Francour (Gamble pick: I figure he can't be worse than last year)
OF: Jose Guillen (Another gamble: it's 50/50 he's not suspended by the third week)
UT: Jason Giambi (Hoping you really CAN turn back time)
BN: Jim Thome
BN: Mike Jacobs
BN: Jack Cust
BN: Chris Synder
BN: Luke Scott
SP: Cole Hamels
RP: JJ Putz
P: Carlos Zambrano (Please be healthy. Please be healthy. Please be healthy.)
P: Randy Johnson (He's older than Methuselah. I went WAY out on a limb here)
P: Derek Lowe
While I loathed both of them when they were with the Yankees, you can't go wrong with Giambi back in Oakland and Abreu getting 20 HR, 100 RBI, and 100 runs. And if my pitching can stay off the DL?
I'm a 5 ft nothing force to be reckoned with.
On the 97th anniversary of his birth.
16 hours ago