Monday, August 29, 2005

Fantasy Update #2

Yeah #2 is right. Total Crap.

Way back on April 3rd, I had a post called Fantasy Update #1. I hoped it would be the first in a series of posts that would chronicle the championship run my fantasy baseball team, the Wicked Good Team, would make. Surely with media scrutiny from the crack reporters here at Kicked Puppies, my team would flourish!

Note that I said "I hoped". Historically my baseball teams have finished 3rd and 4th in a league of 12-14 teams. This year, the bottom fell out. I spent much of the year in 14th place, managed to climb all the way into 9th, and seem to have settled into 10th. I am currently 8 points behind the friend I make fun of for drafting Ken Griffey Jr with the league's first pick year after year after year.

Here's the current line-up, in all its craptacular splendor:

C J. Varitek (Bos - C)
1B D. Erstad (LAA - 1B)
2B J. Vidro (Was - 2B)
3B M. Ensberg (Hou - 3B)
SS R. Aurilia (Cin - 2B,3B,SS)
OF M. Ramírez (Bos - OF)
OF C. Crawford (TB - OF)
OF J. Guillén (Was - OF)
Util J. Dye (CWS - OF)
BN S. Sosa DL (Bal - OF)
BN M. Lowell (Fla - 3B)

SP A. Eaton (SD - SP)
SP S. Downs (Tor - SP,RP)
RP B. Wagner (Phi - RP)
RP B. Looper (NYM - RP)
P T. Hudson (Atl - SP)
P O. Hernández (CWS - SP)
P K. Benson (NYM - SP)
BN G. Chacín (Tor - SP,RP)
BN T. Glavine (NYM - SP)
BN B. SheetsDL (Mil - SP)
DL M. Hampton DL (Atl - SP)

Here's what people have contributed over this miserably long season:
Batters R HR RBI SB AVG
J. Varitek (Bos - C) 64 21 63 2 .301
M. Ramírez (Bos - OF) 92 33 115 1 .288
J. Giambi (NYY - 1B) 6 1 3 0 .175
J. Vidro (Was - 2B) 36 7 30 0 .271
K. Matsui (NYM - 2B,SS) 21 3 21 3 .234
C. Crawford (TB - OF) 73 11 67 29 .281
J. BagwellDL (Hou - 1B) 11 3 15 0 .250
M. Lowell (Fla - 3B) 16 2 12 0 .187
R. Mondesí NA (Atl - OF) 4 0 2 0 .100
K. Lofton (Phi - OF) 5 0 0 0 .333
J. Lane (Hou - OF) 10 2 8 4 .182
R. Branyan (Mil - 3B) 1 0 0 0 .167
T. Martínez (NYY - 1B) 10 4 12 0 .222
M. Grudzielanek (StL - 2B) 17 2 19 5 .257
J. Dye (CWS - OF) 46 21 58 7 .317
M. Ensberg (Hou - 3B) 55 25 69 3 .262
G. Jenkins (Mil - OF) 11 2 8 0 .173
O. Sáenz (LAD - 1B,3B) 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Erstad (LAA - 1B) 45 2 27 7 .278
F. Thomas DL (CWS - Util) 11 7 19 0 .188
J. Guillén (Was - OF) 36 10 32 1 .323
R. Aurilia (Cin - 2B,3B,SS) 27 7 28 1 .271
S. Sosa DL (Bal - OF) 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 597 163 608 63 .267

Pitchers W SV K ERA WHIP
B. Sheets DL (Mil - SP) 10 0 141 3.33 1.07
B. Wagner (Phi - RP) 4 32 65 1.60 0.85
B. Looper (NYM - RP) 4 28 25 3.33 1.37
J. Putz (Sea - RP) 1 0 5 0.00 1.50
Z. Day NA (Col - SP,RP) 0 0 9 4.91 1.70
A. Eaton (SD - SP) 9 0 70 3.59 1.38
M. Hampton DL (Atl - SP) 5 0 27 3.50 1.33
T. Hudson (Atl - SP) 11 0 92 3.28 1.33
D. Bautista DL (KC - SP) 0 0 1 16.20 2.10
U. Urbina (Phi - RP) 1 9 30 3.55 1.26
G. Chacín (Tor - SP,RP) 7 0 81 4.04 1.50
K. Benson (NYM - SP) 8 0 77 3.89 1.23
J. Borowski (TB - RP) 0 0 10 7.20 1.30
Ru. Hernández DL (KC - SP) 3 0 25 4.82 1.39
D. Houlton (LAD - SP,RP) 0 0 6 6.27 1.66
O. Hernández (CWS - SP) 1 0 33 4.97 1.14
T. Glavine (NYM - SP) 3 0 15 2.50 1.08
Totals 67 69 712 3.67 1.28

But, life does get better. In fantasy football, I've actually won the league a couple of times and had I not suffered freakish losses during the playoffs would have gone all the way in each of the last two years. Our draft was yesterday, my team looks strong, especially for a 14 team league. I had the sixth pick on odd numbered rounds and the eighth pick on even numbered rounds.

QB K. Collins (Oak - QB)
WR N. Burleson (Min - WR)
WR D. Branch (NE - WR)
WR P. Burress (NYG - WR)
RB C. Portis (Was - RB)
RB D. McAllister (NO - RB)
TE A. Crumpler (Atl - TE)
BN T. Jones (Chi - RB)
BN J. Harrington (Det - QB)
BN L. Suggs (Cle - RB)
BN K. Curtis (StL - WR)
BN D. Jolley (NYJ - TE)
BN P. Crayton (Dal - WR)
K N. Kaeding (SD - K)
DEF Philadelphia

Of course the brightest side of all is that the Red Sox are in first place in the real world, college football starts this weekend and the pros start next weekend.

I hope they can get The Big Easy mopped up soon so those people can enjoy it too, we here at Kicked Puppies are remembering New Orleans and all the rest of the areas hurt by Katrina in our prayers.

1 comment:

TheAce0804 said...

We don't get french benefits?