We have no idea if Andrew Friedman plays fantasy baseball. We have a feeling that Bud Selig might frown upon the idea of team executives logging in every morning to check the rosters of imaginary teams with real players.
Looking at the Rays transaction wire this season, we have to wonder if Friedman is seeking his fantasy-release with the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays. While injuries are to blame for most of the moves, that is still a lot of moves for the first three and a half weeks of the season.
|DATE||PLAYER DROPPED||PLAYER ADDED|
|April 4||Dioner Navarro (DL)||Mike DiFelice|
|April 9||Matt Garza (DL)||JK Ryu|
|April 9||Cliff Floyd (DL)||Justin Ruggiano|
|April 11||Willy Aybar (DL)||Evan Longoria|
|April 12||JK Ryu (demoted)||Jeff Niemann|
|April 16||Al Reyes (DL)||Kurt Birkins|
|April 20||Jeff Niemann (demoted)||Dan Johnson|
|April 22||Mike DiFelice (DFA)||Dioner Navarro|
|April 23||Dan Johnson (DFA)||Gabe Gross|
And that doesn’t include minor leaguers that were included in some of the above transactions (Josh Butler, Calvin Medlock).
If Friedman did have a fantasy baseball team, we imagine the name would have to be “World B. Friedmans“. There really is no other choice.