Monday, March 31, 2014

Ahhhh, it's back, and

David Price cruises to 7th inning shutout & guys hit & catch like they're supposed to, maybe even a little better. Way to open the season, Rays, 9-2 over Jays. Glad we got to keep him.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ray Rays (or Rays Ray) (or Rays Rayn) fantasy team setup to start

C-Ryan Hanigan
1B-James Loney
2B-Ben Zobrist
3B -Evan Longoria
SS -Yunel Escobar
OF- Desmond Jennings
OF-Matt Joyce
OF-Wil Myers
DH-David DeJesus
Tampa Bay Rays

Bench (current & former Rays):
Jose Molina
Carl Crawford
Sean Rodriguez
Justin Ruggiano
Logan Forsythe
New York Yankees

Dalians -- I pre-ranked players & teams, then hoped the algorithm gods were benificent. They were.

C-Matt Wieters
1B-James Loney
2B-Ben Zobrist
3B-Aramis Ramirez
SS-Derek Jeter
OF-Carlos Beltran
OF-Desmond Jennings
OF-Wil Myers
DH- Mark Teixeira
Tampa Bay Rays

Torii Hunter
Carl Crawford
B.J. Upton
Jose Lobaton
Logan Forsythe
New York Yankees

Outta Here! fantasy team selected by computer algorithm

Carlos Santana C/1B/U
1B -Mark Trumbo
2B -Ben Zobrist
3B- Evan Longoria
SS- Erick Aybar
OF - Coco Crisp
OF - Adam Jones
OF - Hunter Pence
DH Josh Donaldson
Cincinnati Reds

Brandon Phillips
Hanley Ramirez
Michael Bourn
Alex Avila
Jose Abreu
Chicago White Sox

I originally got the LA Dodgers, but this person whose team is named BROOKLYN DODGERS wanted to trade, so I can really understand wanting your team (see Ray Rays), I traded the Dodgers for Zorilla & the REDS, who did very well last year. Keeping Hanley, for now, but not the first week, when the Dodgers only play 5 games & the Rays play 7.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's on!


The Rays go south to Fort Myers today to play the Red Sox, with Chris Archer on the mound for his first spring start.

The Rays have a lot of regulars playing:  DeJesus LF, Escobar SS,  Loney 1b, Myers DH Joyce rf,  Forsythe 3b,  Sean-Rod 2b,  Molina c,  Kiermaier cf,  Archer p

So do the Sox, sort of: Sizemore CF,  Pedroia 2B,  Ortiz DH,  Napoli 1B,  Gomes LF,  Bogaerts SS, Middlebrooks 3B,  Hassan RF,  Butler C,  Buchholz P
Except I still think of Gomes as the great Ray he was.

Time to start the Fantasy Draft. Oy. Do you take Granderson, even though he's a Met?? And Jeter, what's that going to be like? Can Cano play in the northwest? With a beard? Without DJ?

UPDATE:  Won it, 8-0. Nice.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Best infield ever...

WTF? Obviously, the fix was in. Best infield in MLB.

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