Skip to main content

Baseball Fantasy Team

Sunday
Mike:  I might need you to do the baseball draft for me today.  It's at 7:30.
       If possible.
Me:  Oh boy.  Remind me what the goal is.  Hits, runs?
Mike:  All around.  It's like a real draft.
aka he had no idea
     You can pick all Cardinals if you want.

Meanwhile:
Me:  Dad, I'm going to need some help with Mike's fantasy thing!

So, like I said, I have never done the fantasy thing, but I think it helps to know what the ground rules are all about.  I'm going to assume its all about offense.  I'm sure I'll overlook someone.  Everyone agrees Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are outstanding players.  Paul Goldschmidt the first baseman at Arizona is sort of a sleeper.  Prince Fielder at Texas, Robinson Cano (the former Yankee 2nd baseman now with Seattle) I heard on the radio today may have a big year.   McCutcheon at Pittsburgh.  Carlos Javier Correa, the shortstop at Houston, Lindor at Cleveland, Posey and Crawford at San Francisco.    For Cardinals, you can't go wrong with Matt Carpenter.  I think Grichuk may break out if he stays healthy - he's had a good spring.  I would say Molina if they were including defense, with some statistic like Wins Above Replacement ("WAR"), but with his thumb still in recovery and hardly swinging the bat this spring, any offense would be a gift. 
My two cents worth.  I'm sure there's someone I've missed.  I thought about Migeul Cabrera in Detroit, but I don't know if he will rebound.  I also skipped over the Cubs - I assumed you would bypass them out of principle. 

I actually got my Dad's notes after the draft, but I think I did pretty good (which I managed from my phone on the car ride home).  I was mad someone kept Carpenter from last year, but I did get Grichuk and Molina.  To be fair Yadi's worth will never completely show in a game like this (aka a fake one).

I got one Cub, mostly by accident. :(

Oh and I got Fielder, but I have to convince Mike to move around his current first baseman so he can play.

Comments

  1. Dado definitely knows his baseball, so if you got a few players he mentioned, I think you will do great!! Too bad you couldn't get Carpenter.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Veggie Tinga

I made Vegetarian Tinga for a mexican pot luck I went to on Tuesday.


Many people have never heard of Tinga, let alone knowing you can make it vegetarian style.  You absolutely can!  And it's so easy.


Traditional tinga is made of shredded chicken with chipotle flavoring.  I used cabbage instead of the chicken.


I looked at a lot of different recipes online, but couldn't find a recipe for the veggie tinga I had in mind, so I ended up combining the guidelines of those recipes and making my own.


Here's what I did:


1 onion
1 head of cabbage
1 7oz. can chipotle (the peppers in adobo sauce)
5 ish roma tomatoes
olive oil


-Saute onion in olive oil.
-Chop cabbage (I used youtube to help me figure out the best way to do that) add to onion and saute.
-Blend the chipotle and tomatoes in blender.
Note:  Some people only like to add the sauce from the chipotle peppers.  I added the entire can (including the peppers themselves).  It's up to you depending on how spicy you want it.  (I like my food s…

5 Year Journal - Again

I know I've mentioned my 5 year journal here before, but now that I'm in my second year and everyday I get to look back at what I did that day last year I can't tell you how much I love it.  And I imagine I will love it more and more as the years go on.  I'm already dreaming of year 5!  

It takes a maximum of 5 minutes to jot down a few notes from the day and then you move on.

I have this one.  (I'm pretty sure it was more than $12 when my grandma got it for me so that looks like a steal.)
But this one looks amazing!

I turned 30!

Guys, I turned 30 a week ago!  And had my big celebration almost two weeks ago.  It's been a busy couple weeks, but I'm here, now, to tell you about it!

Celebration #1
I started the celebrations with a small Logan Square bar crawl.  It was honestly really fun.  I really wasn't sure what to expect.  With us starting at 3 and traveling to 4 bars I assumed we would be done by ... 8:30..?  I got home at 12:30.  Whew.  My friends know how to party.

We started at Hopewell at 3.  I think this was the perfect first stop for a few reasons.  Hopewell is BUSY on the weekends, even during the day.  This was an easy place for people to filter in and gather as they were able to make it, in a bright and energetic place.  Then as it got more and more busy, we moved on.  Don't get there any later than 3 if you're meeting a group.  We got one of the last "spaces" when we walked in.

Then we traveled down Milwaukee to Rocking Horse.  This was a last minute decision.  I leaned th…