COMMENTARY | Naming your fantasy baseball team can be a tedious process. There's the urge to be clever, but not too clever, while still representing your favorite team.
Eventually, you end up settling on something boring, you forget to set your weekly lineup for a month, and by June you're wondering when fantasy football starts -- all because you couldn't think of a good team name. It's a vicious cycle.
But fear not, San Francisco Giants fans. Here's a list of Giants-themed fantasy team names you can use this year while leading your team to greatness:
Jagged Little Pill
Celebrate utility man Brett Pill and your love for angst-ridden '90s female alternative rock all in one team name. Works better if you actually draft Brett Pill for your fantasy team and/or start him every week.
Joaquin On Sunshine
Joaquin Arias plays all over the infield for the Giants, so why not show your appreciation by naming your fantasy team after him? Bonus: After beating a team in head-to-head leagues, you can use "and don't it feel good!" as smack talk.
Chone Loves Machi
You have to figure that Chone Figgins will end up with the Giants eventually, right? He just seems like their type of player. And while his name is pronounced "Shawn" it looks like it could be pronounced "Chon-e," which fits perfectly with the name of Giants' fringe reliever Jean Machi. I'm probably stretching for this one.
Naming your fantasy team after a Phil Collins song is never a bad idea. Neither is naming it after the reigning NLCS MVP. It's the best of both worlds.
My Love is Like...Wo(tus)
Who could forget the early-2000s jam by Mya? And who could forget Giants bench coach Ron Wotus? Guarantee that no one in your league will forget by combining the two.
Affeldt a Funeral In My Brain
Emily Dickinson was one of America's finest poets. Jeremy Affeldt is one of America's finest left-handed relievers. It's only natural to put the two together with this fantasy team name.
Marvin Benard All-Stars
Because for some reason, the Giants once gave Marvin Benard a contract worth north of $11 million. And we should never ever forget that fact. Ever.
Romo Arigato, Mr. Roboto
"And thank you very much, Sergio Romo, for helping us escape just when we needed to, thank you."
The World Champs
Sometimes, that's all you need to say.
Dave Tobener is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer who's written about the Giants for the better part of a decade. His work has appeared on numerous sports websites including Yahoo Sports Big League Stew. You Can follow him on Twitter @gggiants.
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