Fantasy Baseball Team Names, Let’s Fix These Puppies

On Monday, I called on the slobbering NotGraphs masses to help out some of my fantasy league mates in procuring better fantasy team names. The response was, to say the least, heart warming. But kind of heart warming like heartburn is heart warming. Warm, but troubling. And bad for esophagus.

Anyway, we NotGraphers voted for their favorite names in the league, and — much to my exhausted dismay — we had a tie for worst. The voters collectively decided that the Edmonton Trappers and chy924’s Team (which I think is a default team name) needed some nominal surgery.

The suggestions ranged from crass to clever and back to crass again. I have compiled a number of the best names, as well as some duds (for profiling purposes) and now:

I call on you once again, diligent, critical, and largely male, bespectacled, and inwardly wistful NOTGRAPHS READERSHIP, WHICH NAME IS BESTEST???



This poll closes Saturday morning with the beginning of Spring Training games — because by then, we should all be firmly planted in front of our Baseball Viewing Devices, and not voting in silly polls or spending time with silly wives and silly, stinky spawn.




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cj
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cj
4 years 7 months ago

why is there Nyjer Morgan as an option but not Tony Plush?

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
4 years 7 months ago

Because this is more ironic

Resolution
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Resolution
4 years 6 months ago

regardless of why that team name is there, it has my vote.

David
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David
4 years 6 months ago

“Nyjer Morgan” makes the cut but “Nyjerz wit Attitudes” doesn’t? Come on!!

Chris
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Chris
4 years 6 months ago

Wow. hahaha

Nilsilly
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Nilsilly
4 years 6 months ago

Crap, wish I’d seen the post. I’m going with “They call me MR. IBBS!” and “The Pete/Pete/Petes” (I’ve won the last 2 titles in a row). I’ve also seen “My Guys R sOPSed Off”.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
4 years 6 months ago

I would have voted for Mr. IBBS

C.J.
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C.J.
4 years 6 months ago

My two team names this year:

Yu must WHIP it
Dotel Me You Love Me

reillocity
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reillocity
4 years 6 months ago

I’m really stunned that we haven’t seen “Lindsanity” yet. Are there no Asian-Canadian readers of FanGraphs?

Andrew
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Andrew
4 years 6 months ago

I’ve got a league where the requirement is a funny/way over the top team name. Some of the greatest hits from this year:
I Pooped My Pence
Choo Choo Train
Man-Ram the Pujols
The Bed Wieters
Oh Yu Didn’t Know?
S.H.I.E.L.D.s
EsCARGO, My CARGO 160

And the ever popular and horribly offensive:
Concentration Kemp.

reillocity
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reillocity
4 years 6 months ago

You guys really need to conspire to get Fukudome and Darvish onto the same team and rename it Fukudome Yu.

Dylan
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Dylan
4 years 6 months ago

dont think you can get any better than “Choo Girls, One Cup”

Chris
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Chris
4 years 6 months ago

Even though it was soundly beaten, I can’t help but smile when I see that Mr Woodrum appreciated my suggestion of “Owner of a lonely Hart” enough to list it.

If only my league comish let us change our team names I would be sporting this now.

Chris
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Chris
4 years 6 months ago

Crap, just realized I may have been one of the “duds (for profiling purposes)”…

Juancho
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Juancho
4 years 6 months ago

The Cleveland Steamers.

M
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M
4 years 6 months ago

Nyjer stole my bike

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