Fantasy Baseball Week 1 Pickups: Game of Thrones Edition

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Fantasy Baseball Week 1 Pickups: Game of Thrones Edition
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Brandon Belt and Mike Trout lead this week's list of fantasy baseball pickups.

This article is the first in a weekly series I'll be posting throughout the season wherein I provide some advice on pickup options for the week by comparing players owned in 50 percent to some current (or past) bit of pop culture.

With Game of Thrones beginning its second season on HBO this weekend, I thought it fitting to use characters from that fantastic production as analogs for players you should snag prior to baseball's Opening Day.

If you don't watch GoT, I apologize in advance. There are still nuggets of fantasy advice to be gleaned from this article, but alas, you won't get any of the jokes.

If you're asking yourself, "Doesn't he know that less that 1 percent of the U.S. population watches Game of Thrones? Shouldn't he have led with a more wide-reaching pop culture idea?"

You're probably right.

Am I sticking with Game of Thrones anyway?

You bet your bollocks I am.

 


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