Yesterday marked the first official WSBGM's Phantasy baseball draft. It is a 15 team league with each team having a 25-man roster, meaning the pickings got slim near the end. I'm sure it will be plenty competitive, a lot of fun, with tons of trash talking, hurt egos, bragging, and of course crying by fellow blogger Corey. I'm not quite sure why we're even bothering with the season as it's only a formality now, because I'm the obvious champ.
Top 10 WSBGM's Phantasy Picks:
1. Albert Pujols (by Skeet on the Mets)- the man is a fantasy player's wet dream. Career lows- .314, 34 homeruns, 117 rbi, 112 runs...wow he sure does suck.
2. Jose Reyes (by Rico Suave)- he's a Met, he's gay, and I hate him. I will never consciously wish injury on a player, but c'mon...you know you're thinking it too.
3. Alex Rodriguez (by Master Batters)- guess he didn't get the memo that New York thinks A-Rod sucks. I on the other hand think Yankee fans are a bunch of retarded goombas, and don't know that they have one of the best athletes to ever play the game on their team and his name isn't Jeter.
4. Alfonso Soriano (by No-Talent-Ass-Clowns)- I'm a genius, I got OPS, power, runs, rbi's, and stolen bases...crown me now. Not only am I the commissioner, I'm the winner.
5. Johan Santana (by MVPs)- the best starting pitcher in MLB by far in my opinion...too bad his future is in New York and by default will hate him.
6. Joe Nathan (by The 700 Level)- he went with closers early on, and none better than Nathan. Haven't heard of him? It's okay, he's a Twin.
7. Ryan Howard (by Honey Nut Ichiros)- hard to believe he lasted until the 7th pick in a Phillies fan league. Guess we didn't value him as much because of the measly $900k contract.
8. David Ortiz (by Fuquas-Wife-Hates-Me)- Corey likes it when you call him Big Papi.
9. Carlos Beltran (by Jobu's Rum)- see Jose Reyes above.
10. Chase Utley (by Baltimore Bums)- best 2nd baseman in the game without a doubt, and possible MVP. Also of note, he's trying to save our planet against global warming one broken bat at a time.
Best Pick: Mike Piazza (by Master Batters in the 8th round)- he's going to DH almost exclusively, but is catcher eligible.
Worst Picks: Kerry Wood (15th round by MVPs/injury prone), Mark Prior (12th round by GodisaWoman/may start season in minors), Gavin Floyd (23rd round by the 700 Level/he sucks!), Nick Johnson (15th round by Skeet on the Mets/broken leg), Mark Mulder (18th round BloodStripes/didn't his left arm fall off?), and Javy Lopez (23rd round by MVPs/unemployed).
Last Pick: Ron Flores...ah, who?
Top 10 Favorite Phillies:
1. Michael Jack Schmidt- 548 homeruns, 1,595 rbi, 3 MVP's, 12 time All-Star, 10 Gold Gloves, 'nuff said. Did you hear that Schmidt? Enough said!
2. Wes Chamberlain- I really don't understand my fascination with him, but I remember watching him play for the Harrisburg Senators while in the Pittsburgh organization and thinking he was stacked and had huge power potential. When he was traded to the Phils in '90, I thought "Holy crap, he's going to be a super-star". He never did pan out, but I still rank him high on my all-time list of Phils.
3. John Kruk- good ol' One-Nut. As evident by my "What the Kruk?" moments, I thought he was, is, and forever will be awesome.
4. Chase Utley- he may end up being #2 on my list when his career is over. I love watching him play. Will go down as one of the best 2nd baseman in history, partly because the Phils will win the next 7 World Series in which he will help guide them to.
5. Bobby Abreu- yes, that Bobby Abreu. He was one of the few hi-lights during a lot of miserable seasons as a Phillies fan. Too bad he's a crotch-goblin Yankee now.
6. Darren Daulton- he was in the organization forever (1982-1997), and he was a damn fine catcher while here. My mom would rank him #1.
7. Steve Jeltz- it's all about the hair bro.
8. Todd Pratt- Tankhead was exactly what I envisioned a backup catcher to be, an out of shape a-hole.
9. Steve Carlton- never got a chance to see him pitch, but it sure is nice looking back over the stat sheets and seeing all those dominant years turned in by Lefty.
10. Larry Bowa- the ultimate red-ass of all-time, and I truly hope he comes back to the Phillies organization in some capacity in the future.
Least Favorite Phillies of All-Time: David "H-Mo" Bell and Rob Ducey.