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The Draft

My awesome fantasy team, The Green Sox in the MLBloggers fantasy league is set. My rotation and lineups are nice but my bench and relief pitchers are not so hot. I had to leave before I could draft my bench/ relievers so I guess I shouldn’t be complaining.

Braves World draft Prince Fielder with the first pick which I though was very interesting. My first two picks were my keepers, Tim Lincecum and Ryan Howard. With my third I was about to draft Mark Reynolds but I had some computer issues and it drafted a former Red Sox left fielder who’s last name is three letters. Ya you probably thought I ment Manny.
In the fourth I was going to pick either Javier Vazquez, Chone Figgins, or Josh Johnson. In the end I chose Josh Johnson to go with Tim Lincecum. Then in the fifth I picked Billy Buttler, the first baseman for the Royals who was on my team last year.
With the 119th pick I was trying to get someone at DH. I didn’t end up putting him there but I picked Jason Kubel as my right fielder.Then in the seventh I got J.D. Drew’s younger brother Stephen Drew as my starting shortstop. 
Red Sox DH David Ortiz got his first hit of the season at Fenway Park, and it was a big one. This grand slam gave him two home runs on the young season.
In the eighth I got someone on my team last year. I believe he was a steal for an eighth round pick, On the Boston Red Sox, number 34 . . . DAVID ‘BIG PAPI’ ORTIZ! Now you see why I moved Kubel from DH to right. I think Papi will regain Papi form and hit 35-40 home runs and drive in 100 plus.
In round nine I got the former best prospect in the Red Sox, the no-hit kid, Clay Buchholz who is going to win the fifth spot (sorry Wakefield) but is the third man in my rotation. In the tenth I got former Padre Kevin Kooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzzmanoff. I will probably keep him on my roster but I would like Adrian Beltre or Mark Reynolds or even Troy Glaus.
Then in the eleventh and twelfth I drafted a pair of Cubs teammates, Geovany Soto and Marlon Byrd. I always though that Byrd should be playing backup but then when I really looked into his stats I wanted him.
In the unlucky 13th round I got Dice-K who I think will come back with his 2008 form, when he almost won the Cy Young. In the 14th I drafted a guy who might start the season on the DL, Freddy Sanchez. Sanchez though will do better this year since A.) he  is out of Pittsburgh and B.) he is playing with the Giants.
In the 15th round my friend came over and since he is an Indians fan I drafted Matt LaPorta who I might use as trade bait. In the 16th I drafted another guy on my team last year (who helped me out by hitting two grand slams in a game), Josh Willingham.
In the 17th I drafted yet another guy I drafted the year before, Justin Duchscherer. Only difference is that last year he was not healthy, this year though he is and I can put him under starter, reliever, or pitcher.
In the the 18th I drafted speedster, Carlos Gomez. In the 19th I drafted my first reliever, Ryan Madson. Then in round 20 I drafted Nationals ace (you know you team is bad when your ace gets drafted in the 20th round), Jason Marquis.
In the 21 round I drafted another bad teams ace, and 2009 all-star Zach Duke. In round 22 I drafted someone ESPN suggested, Eric Young Jr. who will be one of my main stolen base guys.
In round 23 I got Nick Blackburn as my last starting pitcher. Then in round 24 I got Blue Jays shortstop Alex Gonzalez. In the 25th I got the Padres, Tony Gwynn Jr.
After that I had to go to the Rodeo which was AWESOME!!!! Something that was not awesome was who I got. 
I set it up so I could get Hideki Okajima and Ramon Ramirez. I got them I got Chad Durblin, and Gabe Kapler after Okajima and Ramirez.
Then though I got Steve Pearce (1B), Greg Burke (RP), Adam Rosales (3B), Ryan Roberts (2B), Sean Green (RP), George Kottaras (C), Sergio Escalona (RP), Renyel Pinto (RP), and Jeff Stevens (RP)
I’ll be honest the only guy I knew out of those is George Kottaras because he use to play for Boston but now plays for the Brew Crew. Ohh well thats what I get for not staying I guess.
I need a closer for sure and there are a few players I would like to have had but one things for sure I am winning it all!
Photo Credits

Young Guns- Giants

Before I start I must say a few things, I never said that Adam Dunn would make the Hall of Fame. I said if he wants to make the Hall of Fame he must cut down on his strikeouts. Thanks Mark for putting me on the front of MLBlogs! Now I don’t feel like blogging about A-Rod so enjoy Tiny Tim.

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum is 24 years old. Lincecum attended Washington State. Lincecum was drafted in the 48th round by the Chicago Cubs. He was the 1,408th pick in the draft. He decided to go to college and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 42nd round, 1,261 overall. He has a carer record of twenty-five and ten with an ERA of 3.16, 415 strikeouts in just two major league seasons. He has never made an error at pitcher but has never won a Golden Glove. In 2006 he won the Golden Spikes Award. In 2007 he went seven and five with an ERA of 4.00 and 150 strikeouts in 24 games. 2008 was the first year he made the all-star game. He did not pitch in the game due to the flu. That season he won the National League Cy Young Award winning 18 games for a team that won just 72. He also lead the majors in strikeouts with 265 and had an ERA of 2.62. Lincecum has yet to pitch in the postseason but some people think the Giants could win the N.L. West. I think the D-Backs will with the Dodgers coming in at second by one or two games. All that could change if the Dodgers got Manny Ramirez though. Even though Tim has only been in the league for two seasons his nicknames consist of The Franchise, The Freak, and Tiny Tim. When Tim was a kid he told his dad he was a freak because he was so good. He got dubbed Tiny Tim for being only 5’11” and weighing only 170 pounds. The same day Lincecum won the Cy Young award he became cover athlete for MLB 2K9 replacing Jose Reyes. Lincecum is the first pitcher to be on the cover of the game. Derek Jeter was on it in 2005 and 2006. One thing is for sure his wind up is pretty weird, funny, cool, and interesting.

Tim Lincecum card.jpg



Honorable Mentions

2-Matt Cain
3-Brian Wilson
4-Fred Lewis
5-Jonathan Sanchez

The Roster Game- Rotation

Sorry I didn’t blog yesterday.

First- My Celtics sadly didn’t bet LA. 😦 But losing to Golden State? Come on Celtics!

Second- Youk will play for team U.S.A. in the World Baseball Classic, joining Peedie, making the right side of the infield all Red Sox.
Third- The Big Unit will play for the Giants next season. He will mentor all of the Giants young pitchers.
Fourth- Here is the first comment of the day (or yesterday) On Are Athlete’s Salaries to High?

The salary of these players isn’t high…it’s insane. Take for instance C.C. Sabathia, he makes more money in one year than most of us combined will make in a lifetime. Maybe these players for a year should forgo their huge salary and work for $70,000.


Name- Dan

Now to the entry.


Tim Lincecum, RHP, 2.62 era, 18-5, 265 so, $405,000 


Tiny Tim has come a long way, from being picked on as a kid for his wind up, to Sports Illustrated cover-boy, to winning a Cy Young. Lincecum has more wins then any other pitchers in my rotation and is on the worst team. The other players teams made the playoffs. The fact that he won 18 games for a team that only won 72 games is enough to give him the top spot. He also strikes out a ton of guys.


Jon Lester, LHP, 3.21 era, 16-6, 152 so, $421,500


Lester is just amazing. I don’t know what else to say about him. He went 16-6, with a 3.21 era, 152 strike outs, a no hitter, and a shutout at Yankee Stadium, in just his first full season in the majors. Lester is an inspiration to many kids, parents, and athletes. Lester should have been Comeback Player of the Year in 2007 coming back from cancer. I just don’t know what to say, just WOW!


Ervin Santana, RHP, 3.49 era, 16-7, 214 so, $420,000


Ervin is young and strikes out a ton of guys. He has a been in the majors for 4 full seasons unlike Lester or Lincecum which provides him with some leadership. He posted carer highs in era, complete games, innings pitched, strike outs, and many other things. He was part of an Angles team that included three aces, being himself, John Lackey, and Joe Saunders. He is also still young.


Cole Hamels, LHP, 3.09 era, 14-10, 196 so, $500,000


Hamles like Josh Beckett is a big game pitcher and he proved that through out the playoffs. Hamles is young and determined to be the best pitcher he can be. Wether it is in the gym or on the mound Hamles is there. Hamels has played three full seasons, which like Ervin gives him some leadership. When this team makes the playoffs (and it would if this was a real team) he would mentor Tim Lincecum about the playoffs. Hamles has been there before and might be there again in the World Series.


Chad Billingsley, RHP, 3.14 era, 16-10, 201 so, $415,000


Before I talk about Billingsley look at the rotation, righty, lefty, righty, lefty. This was maybe the best idea about this whole team. Billingsley is young and strikes out guys. He broke his leg in the off season but should be fine by spring training. He has been around for three major league seasons, as a prospect, in the bullpen, and now an ace. Okay he wasn’t an ace last year because he had Lowe and Brad Penny on his team last year. He has had a quick rise to stardom sorta like, Andre Ethier. Billingsley is going to win 20 games next season if the Dodgers get Manny. 

Honorable Mention 

Cliff Lee


Lee is not on my team because he won 18 games in 2005, got sent down to AAA last year, and won 22 games this year.

Payroll Today- $2,161,500

Total Payroll so far- $26,169,662

WOW! My goal was to have a team under 100 million and it’s safe to say that I bet my goal!