Fantasy Land


I’ve managed to join a fantasy baseball league this year, with none other than Joe “I’m on it” Graham as commissioner. The draft was this evening. I think I screwed myself slightly by grabbing Morneau and Mauer first when I perhaps could have grabbed some bigger bats, but really… the AL MVP and AL Batting Champ is not a bad haul. (AL Cy Young winner Johan Santana was taken before my first pick came up.) I think my big steal of the evening was Boof Bonser. They may mock me now, but when he has 15+ wins at the end of the season we’ll see who’s laughing.
And yes, I drafted non-Twins players too.
Without further ado, here’s my team, for better or for worse…

Catcher: Joe Mauer (Min)
1B: Justin Morneau (Min)
2B: Tadahito Iguchi (CWS)
3B: Chipper Jones (Atl)
SS: Rafael Furcal (LAD)
CI: Michael Cuddyer (Min – 1B, OF)
MI: Ray Durham (SF – 2B)
OF: Jason Bay (Pit)
OF: Magglio Ordóñez (Det)
OF: Brad Hawpe (Col)
OF: Curtis Granderson (Det)
Util: Morgan Ensberg (Hou – 3B)
Bench: A.J. Pierzynski (CWS – C)
Bench: Rondell White (Min – OF)
Bench: Ángel Berroa (KC – SS)
Bench: Jeff Conine (Cin – 1B,OF)
SP: Jeremy Bonderman (Det)
SP: Justin Verlander (Det)
SP: Jered Weaver (LAA)
SP: Tom Glavine (NYM)
SP: Boof Bonser (Min)
RP: Trevor Hoffman (SD)
RP: Todd Jones (Det)
P: Ramón Ortiz (Min)
Bench: Joe Blanton (Oak)


One response

  1. Just to let you know, the Royals sent Angel Berroa down to the minors. Apparently, the poor boy was rookie of the year in 2003 and hasn’t been the same since.
    I wonder who suggested you pick him?