Wicked Game, Week 1

I was going to write a post last Saturday, on the eve of our second fantasy season. I was going to make some bold predictions on who I thought had the top teams and who would go on to fantasy baseball immortality. I was going write about who I thought were the draft winners, and who I thought really had their work cut out for them. I was going to show what the winning T-shirt design was going to be.

I am really glad I didn’t.

This first week was Bizarro baseball, even in Fantasyland. Who would have thought CC Sabathia would go -20? Followed by Cy Young Award winners Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum, with Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, and Brandon Webb all following suit?

Who could have imagined the Boston Braves and his auto-picked lineup, rising from the dead to knock off the Dirty Water Dogs? Who could have predicted that Dylan would field a team with a reasonable number of shortstops and dominate in week one?

And who could have possibly conceived that Team Yankeehater would get absolutely destroyed?

So once again I plan on doing a weekly post appropriately titled, The Good, the Not-So-Bad, and the Ugly.

Where is your team going to end up?


Less Than Zero:
When I saw that I was facing LTZ to start the season, I began to reminisce about our battles from 2008. It seemed like every game went down to the wire. Unfortunately, this game was over by Tuesday. LTZ fields a team of proven stars mixed with a few diamonds in the rough. I know I’m wishing I picked Josh Johnson or Erik Bedard right about now. LTZ, I’m sorry that I couldn’t give you a better match this week, but I’m not sure anyone could have.

Never Short on Stops:
Do not adjust your computer screens. You are reading that correctly. NSOS is making the first of what may be many stints on the Good side of this column. Solid pitching, tough lineup top to bottom. Nice drafting, Dylan.

Rays Those Cowbells:
I’ve known for a while that Dan the #1 Rays Fan knew his stuff. He’s always quick with an informed opinion and always has well thought-out comments. I think we we would be really good friends if he didn’t like those bastard Rays. Am I surprised that RTC had a great draft, then subsequently improved his already strong team with a great trade? In a word, nope.


Boston Braves:
There is no team in the league that I would rather see lose than the Boston Braves. He auto picks his team, picks up crappy 2-start pitchers (i.e. Hiroki Kuroda), starts the week off down by a bunch, and then manages to rally back and win. I am at a total loss for words right now. Will someone please beat this guy in week two!?

Sarasota RedRays:
At the time I’m writing this, SRR’s game with team Love Boat Captains is still up in the air. Regardless of the outcome, SRR deserves to be in this group. His team features the re-emergence of Troy Tulowitzki and a pitching staff that is throwing the ball great and stacking up points. SRR is going to be tough all year. I just wish I could figure out if he was a Red Sox fan or a Rays fan.

Love Boat Captains:
One of these days, my lovely wife’s team is going to really destroy her opponent. It’s going to be one of those weeks where the game is over by Wednesday afternoon. It’s going to happen eventually. I think. Every week, without fail, this team is in a nail-biter. Keep track of LBC this season. You’ll see a good team that plays hard every week, and it seems like every conceivable thing that can go wrong will. How does she still manage to pull out more that her fair share of victories? I have no idea.


If there was a really god-awful ugly column, Team YH would headline it, and I have no idea how it’s happening. I really 100% genuinely like my lineup. I like them so much that I’ve only traded one away. I don’t plan on staying down here in the ditch too long. Things are going to change this week. I hope.

Dirty Water Dogs:
If there was a stat for smack talking to his dad, Matt Mc would have won by a thousand points this week. Unfortunately, CBS keeps track of hits, walks, HRs, and wins and losses. Looking at Matt’s lineup, I don’t love his team, even with the two-headed catching monster. But they sure as hell can play better than they did this week. I guarantee that Matt’s pitchers won’t have a repeat performance of week one in the future, and by the end of the season the Dirty Water Dogs will be Showstoppers.

The Tek’s Message:
I know only a few things about young Dan Mc. I know that he auto-picked his team. I know that he comes from a strong baseball lineage, and I’m pretty sure that he won’t be sub-200 points again this season. Any team that features Hanley Ramirez, Carlos Beltran, and Matt Holiday will put up some big numbers. This is just the first-week initiation, Rookie. You’ll be OK.

Boston badboys:
All winter long I’ve been listening to my old man prattle on and on about how he was going to kick my ass in fantasy baseball this season. Well, take a look around, Pop, we’re a couple of cellar-dwellers. To make it even more interesting, we play each other in week 2, which means one of us will be back in the basement next week. With your team as busted up as it is, I don’t plan on it being me.

Good luck to everyone in week two.

Everyone except Dave Mc, that is.

65 Responses to “Wicked Game, Week 1”

  1. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Good lord poor dan haren, the dbacks pen blew a 5 run lead in the 9th. again.

  2. king rat at the plant Says:

    well this going to be the best week yet. Iget to play the st pete ,largo,tampa what ever middle school kid. he traded half of his team away for a bag of beans.. his team looks like a mash unit(THANKS DAVE MC) after i kick ass this week

    . my season will be a happy one..no matter what happens.. MR DICE K IS REALLY SUCKING .but i will keep him he may get hot??? SMOLTZ AND WEBB SHOULD KICK ASS IN JULY..NICE WEEK MR YANKEEHATER WOW!

  3. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    A bag of beans? Dan haren has more fantasy points than johan santana. did you know that before you started running your mouth? and thats with his pen blowing wins right and left, oh and ian kinsler leads all second baseman in fantasy points, did you know that? and speaking of bad trades, did you enjoy lesters 12 Ks and near perfect game in his last two starts? Wakefield gets rocked by the yankees tomorow, idiot.


    Wakefield gave me 10 points .. and a W .. Pee Wee……so sit on it Rays boy… WHERE THEY JELLY BEANS OR BOSTON BAKED BEANS ?
    CHECK THE SCORE MORON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:}

  5. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Sorry about jake peavy dave, that sucks.

  6. Dave Says:

    Don’t sweat it Dan. That’s the way it goes sometimes. I’m still happy with the deal. Who’d have thought that Tulo and Brian Roberts would be the big point producersfor us?? I still hae a few tricks up my sleeve. I’ll be ok. Good luck

  7. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Im happy to, it seems funny that the main players in the trade, kinsler and A rod would have down weeks while others blew up.

    On a side note, love your recent trade activity, good job on price.

  8. LTZ Says:

    Tonights Sox game made me cry.

  9. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Cmon dylan two hours left please check you lineup!

  10. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Hey Dave, pick 4 outta 5.

    Carl Crawford, BJ Upton, Carlos Quentin, Grady Sizemore, Ryan Ludwick.

  11. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Hey did anyone go to any of these two games?

  12. Dan The #1 Says:

    Attention Foulliners! I am Starting a fantasy football league, and i would love some of you to join. But you have to be active and such. I know some of you are patriot fans, anybody intrested?

  13. Dave Says:

    I’m a Fantasy Football rookie, but I’ll give it a shot

  14. Dan The #1 buccaneers fan Says:


    I played only 6 weeks last year, im not much more experinced than you. If you like fantasy baseball, you will like this. Its on CBS so its not much different. Just go to CBSsports home, go to free fantasy football, click join a league, and search for The Time Wasters. Thats the name of my league. Any other foulliners please feel free to join.

  15. Dan The #1 buccaneers fan Says:


    Hey, everybody and there grandma was complaining about the draft time, so I changed leagues. So when you get a chance get out of the time wasters and join The Super Awesome League. Thats the new league.

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