Meet the Newport Noibats, Cheney Chars and Spokane Squirrtles

This year I decided to try Yahoo fantasy baseball. What I didn’t expect was I would be managing three teams – a result of me clicking on the “join league” tabs by accident. Like last year, I named my teams’ mascots after Pokemon but this time I chose cities from my home state of Washington: Newport Noibats, Spokane Squirrtles and Cheney Chars.

This year I’ll try my best when it comes to writing recaps of each team. Without further adew, here are the rosters.


Cheney Chars

Yan Gomes – Cleveland Indians – Catcher
Anthony Rizzo – Chicago Cubs – First Baseman
Daniel Murphy – Washington Nationals – First Baseman, Second Baseman, Third Baseman
David Wright – New York Mets – Third Baseman
Alcides Escobar – Kansas City Royals – Shortstop
Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates – Outfielder
Matt Kemp – San Diego Padres – Outfielder
Hunter Pence – San Francisco Giants – Outfielder
David Ortiz – Boston Red Sox – First Baseman
Adam Eaton – Chicago White Sox – Outfielder
Steven Souza Jr. – Tampa Bay Devil Rays – Outfielder
Josh Harrison – Pittsburgh Pirates – Second Baseman, Third Baseman, Outfielder
Chris Colabello – Toronto Blue Jays – First Baseman, Outfielder
Brock Holt – Boston Red Sox – First Baseman, Second Baseman, Third Baseman, Shortstop, Outfielder
Brad Miller – Tampa Bay Devil Rays – Second Baseman, Shortstop, Outfielder

Pitching Roster
José Fernández – Miami Marlins
Corey Kluber – Cleveland Indians
Jake McGee – Colorado Rockies
Darren O’Day – Baltimore Orioles
Carlos Carrasco – Cleveland Indians
Raisel Iglesias – Cincinnati Reds
Justin Verlander – Detroit Tigers
Joakim Soria – Kansas City Royals


Newport Noibats

Yan Gomes – Cleveland Indians – Catcher
Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves – First Baseman
Brian Dozier – Minnesota Twins – Second Baseman
Adrián Béltre – Texas Rangers – Thirdbaseman
Marcus Semien – Oakland A’s – Shortstop
Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates – Outfielder
Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox – Outfielder
J.D. Martínez – Detroit Tigers – Outfielder
Carlos González – Colorado Rockies – Outfielder
Yangervis Solarte – San Diego Padres – First Baseman, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Lorenzo Cain – Kansas City Royals – Outfielder
Josh Reddick Oakland A’s – Outfielder
J.T. Realmuto – Miami Marlins – Catcher

Pitching roster
Garrett Richards – Los Angeles Angels
Michael Wacha – St. Louis Cardinals
Francisco Rodríguez Detroit Tigers
Fernando Rodney – San Diego Padres
James Shields – San Diego Padres
Scott Kazmir – Los Angeles Dodgers
Joaquín Benoit – Seattle Mariners
Hunter Strickland – San Francisco Giants
Wei-Yin Chen – Miami Marlins
Jerad Eickhoff Philidelphia Phillies


Spokane Squirrtles

Kyle Schwarber – Chicago Cubs – Catcher, Outfielder
Jonathan Lucroy – Milwaukee Brewers – Catcher, First Baseman
Robinson Canó – Seattle Mariners – Second Baseman
Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles – Third Baseman, Shortstop
Addison Russell – Chicago Cubs – Second Baseman, Shortstop
Mark Reynolds – Colorado Rockies – First Baseman, Third Baseman, Outfielder
Joc Pederson – Los Angeles Dodgers – Outfielder
Khris Davis – Oakland A’s – Outfielder
Javier Báez – Chicago Cubs – Second Baseman, Third Baseman, Shortstop
Mark Trumbo – Baltimore Orioles – First Baseman, Outfielder
Nick Markakis – Atlanta Braves – Outfielder
Seán Rodríguez – Pittsburgh Pirates – First Baseman, Outfielder
Wil Myers – San Diego Padres – First Baseman, Outfielder
Steven Moyà – Detriot Tigers – Outfielder
Hyun Soo Kim – Baltimore Orioles – First Baseman, Outfielder

Pitching Roster
Brandon Finnegan – Cincinnati Reds
Bartolo Colón – New York Mets
Chris Bassitt – Oakland A’s
Danny Duffy – Kansas City Royals
Kevin Gausman – Baltimore Orioles
Chris Young – Kansas City Royals
Erasmo Ramírez – Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Julio Teherán – Atlanta Braves

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About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.
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