for the love of the game

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As you may recall, last year Matt, asked me to join a Fantasy Baseball league halfway through the season. I even blogged about being a newcomer to fantasy baseball. At first, I was skeptical but I grew to love my team, Pocket Full of Posey (PFP). PFP, cleverly named thanks to my catcher- Buster Posey, took a lot of hits last season. When I came on as manager, they were dead last, 12th place with 20 points. There was nowhere left to go, other than up. I managed my heart out of PFP and we placed 7th at the end of the season. We had a great run.

Since I am involved in a keeper league, we are allowed to have six of the same players from last year. This year is going to be different for PFP. I have high expectations for this team and I am planning on taking 5th place, which is a manageable goal for this set of men.

Allow me to introduce you to my 32-man roster.

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Above all, this year is about fun. Sure, it’s my first full year in the league, but I don’t think that changes anything. I know you want to win, who wouldn’t want to? With winning comes bragging rights and a celebration.

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“We had some opportunities tonight, but we just couldn’t finish when we needed to. That’s something that luckily we will get a chance to correct [tonight] when we play them again.”-Buster Posey

pocket full of posey

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With only 24 games left in the season my fantasy teams has come a long way. Let me preface by saying, just four short weeks I gladly took over this sad bunch of guys that was called a team, and now I made them into a majestic group of men.

Finally, making it to tenth place, at a solid 43 points (which my goal was 42 when I took over). I now feel (obviously) compelled to keep them on track. We will be hitting 9th place by the end of the season, I just feel like.

Listen here, taking on a fantasy team, epically baseball is a lot of work. You have to be on your game, and not miss a day. You need to update your team daily (there is never an off day in baseball). It’s a long season, they’re in it for the long-haul, so you should be too. During my short four weeks of managing Pocket Full of Posey (PFP) I’ve made the mistake of not updating my roster three times, and that was a rookie mistake, and I’m practically on the verge of tears when I realize it’s too late.

I want to leave you with a few tips I’ve learned so far.

  1. Scout the minors: keep an eye on the minor leagues–these kids are getting called up like crazy these days
  2. When you have less than awesome Pitchers– steam them
  3. Steaming isn’t just for pitchers–look for players who are playing doubleheaders
  4. No, but seriously: check out the free agents- you can always add a key player late in the season that could make a huge impact
  5. Make sure your team is balanced with HR/RBI batters, and AVG, SB, R batters
  6. Don’t worry if your Catcher isn’t great, and let the rest of your team make up for it (well, they should) *note, obviously my pitcher rules, my whole team is named after him.
  7. Always be reading–you have to do your research, if you want the best team

I know my team will never make it to the top three in this season, but there is always hope for next year. So men: Cliff Lee, Jered Weaver,  Mat Latos, Buster Posey, Bryce Harper–I’ll be seeing ya’ll next year. But until then, make me proud the rest of this season. Let’s finish strong and proud.