League preview: G-E-T-Z, Getz! Getz! Getz!

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As you may have heard, Matt and I finally got around to setting up our own fantasy league. We held our first ever fantasy baseball draft last month, and it was a lot of fun. Nothing like some quality smack talk to start off the year. In the days leading up to the start of the season, we'll be taking a quick look at each team in our league.

Next up is G-E-T-Z, Getz! Getz! Getz!. Come behold the power of screen shots, after the jump...


First pick: 3B David Wright - Mets (fifth overall)
Best Value: 3B Mark Reynolds - Diamondbacks (18th round, 230 overall)

Hey, it's my team! Full disclosure: I didn't think of this sweet name myself. I stole it from a commenter at SouthSideSox. Weak, I know, but it was too good to pass up.

I thought my lineup was about as good as any in our league, but they've struggled so far. Berkman, Stephen Drew, Justin Upton, and Jay Bruce have all been disappointments, but I have faith that most will bounce back. Lance Berkman is too good a hitter to bat .208 for much longer.

On the plus side, Orlando Hudson has been fantastic so far. Same goes for Jorge Posada. And I think I found a couple sleepers in Reynolds and Josh Fields. Those two should come in handy for trades later this season.

My pitching has been pretty good so far. Matt Caps has four saves and has yet to surrender an earned run. Chad Billingsley has been unhittable too, picking up three wins with an ERA under three. Really, all of my starters have been solid besides for Dice-K. I expect more out of Sabathia, though.

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Matt Wood is a web editor for suntimes.com and editor of CenterstageChicago.com. He is also a contributor for satirical sports publication The Heckler. Have a fantasy question? E-mail him.

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