Fantasy Baseball Team Names: How You Can Spice Up Your Squad's Moniker

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 6, 2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees laughs during batting practice against the Detroit Tigers during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The fantasy baseball season is rapidly approaching and before you even draft your team for the 2013 season, you must come up with a name that will have your friends talking.

There's a few different ways you can approach this.

You can go with a serious name that spells out your team allegiance or simply use a name that tells everyone where you're from.

But those names can often be boring and it certainly won't make your squad stand out much.

Let's go over a few names fantasy owners could use in order to spice things up.


No Juice Necessary

The steroid era has been an ugly time for Major League Baseball, so what better way to denounce it than incorporating it in your team name. Having this moniker will no doubt tell everyone that you hate the cheaters in the sport and that is certainly commendable.

One difficult aspect of picking this name and sticking to it the whole season is that there's no telling if a member of your squad will get caught using performance-enhancing drugs in 2013.

The draft process could become a bit more tricky as well because you'll have to avoid picking any player associated with using banned substances in the past and those could be some major run producers.

Granted, you wouldn't be the first owner to ignore cheating in order to win if you have a suspected PED user in your lineup, but then you can't keep this name with any credibility.


Beckett of Chicken

This name is birthed from the infamous chicken and beer controversy involving some of the Boston Red Sox players from the 2011 season.

After completing a September that saw the team go 7-20 en route to an epic collapse, it was discovered that Beckett, amongst others, was drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during the team's historically bad month.

Not only is this a clever name to use, it's also a great way to stick it to your Red Sox buddies and remind them about the season they'd like to forget.


Braun Again Christian

I have no idea what Ryan Braun's religious affiliation is or if he even has one. All that matters with this name is that you follow religion and thus, it fits perfectly.

And, if the big man upstairs loves baseball, this would be a perfect way to not only please his love of sports, but it'll also be showing him some homage at the same time.

Not to mention, with the way Braun is going in regards to PED accusations (per Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports), being born again might not be such a bad idea for his career.