Monday, April 05, 2010

The John Nuttings: Opening Day Roster

If you’re at all familiar with The Rothenberg Political Report, you know that there are very few things that are more important to us than politics, but baseball is one of them.

Stu and I each have our own fantasy teams, but we also join forces to co-general manage a team together. Over the last five years, we’ve had multiple second place finishes, but we haven’t taken home a title since 2006, so the pressure is on this year.

For our return to glory season, we’ve resurrected one of our old team names, The John Nuttings, after one of our favorite mustachioed congressional candidates of all time.

So in the spirit of Opening Day, here is our lineup to start the season. For those of you who must know, it’s a standard, 12-team, 5x5 public Yahoo league. For those of you who don’t know what that means, you’ll have a lot more free time on your hands than we do from now until November.

Play Ball!

The John Nuttings
C – Geovany Soto – Chicago Cubs
1B- Mark Teixeira – New York Yankees
2B- Ben Zobrist – Tampa Bay Rays (SS, OF)
3B- Ryan Zimmerman – Washington Nationals
SS- Elvis Andrus – Texas Rangers
OF- Bobby Abreu – Los Angeles Angels
OF- Torii Hunter – Los Angels Angels
OF- Denard Span – Minnesota Twins
UT- Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers (1B)
UT- Conor Jackson – Arizona Diamondbacks (1B, OF)
BN- Miguel Tejada – Baltimore Orioles (SS)
BN- Placido Polanco – Philadelphia Phillies (2B)
DL- Carlos Beltran – New York Mets (OF)

SP- Jered Weaver – Los Angeles Angels
SP- Shaun Marcum – Toronto Blue Jays
RP- Chad Qualls – Arizona Diamondbacks
RP- Frank Francisco – Texas Rangers
P- Chris Perez –Cleveland Indiana (RP)
P- Franklin Morales – Colorado Rockies (RP)
P- Matt Cain – San Francisco Giants (SP)
P- Francisco Liriano – Minnesota Twins (SP)
BN- Jon Lester –Boston Red Sox (SP)
BN- Tommy Hanson – Atlanta Braves (SP)
BN- J.A. Happ – Philadelphia Phillies (SP)