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

Bench:
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

Bench:
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!

WILL VRAGOVIC | Tampa Times

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.

Photo: J. Meric/Getty Images