Last year I joined one of my husband’s fantasy baseball leagues and deemed the exercise worthy of repetition this season. What’s not to love? Fantasy baseball leagues allow one to to talk smack to friends in a sanctioned environment and then take their money, all while spending even more time than usual on the interwebs. Win.
This year I’m in three leagues. Last year, my draft strategy for the White Russians was pick hot dudes (Dan Haren), Iowans (Casey Blake), and people with interesting names or stories (Prince Fielder is a vegetarian, y’all, and Tim Lincecum is a fascinating freak of nature), and I did pretty well. This year, I actually, you know, did a little research. When I say “research”, I mean, I asked my husband to print out copies of his rankings spreadsheets for me. Why reinvent the wheel when I’m legally bound to someone who spends hours analyzing projections? My management style: efficiency.
While I’m satisfied with my teams, I’ll not know just how good they are until the season begins and things get crackin’, but here are my highlights.