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Now’s the time when we put all of our 2012 baseball predictions in one place.  Then in October we can look back at this and laugh.  Oh, and we will laugh.  Big, bellowing, seat of your pants laughs. Hindsight is indeed 20/20.  But where’s the harm in setting ourselves to look like jackasses?  We run a fantasy baseball blog, after all.  Grey’s picks in RED. Rudy’s picks in BLUE. (For what it’s Wuertz, last year Grey was two games away from predicting the World Series and he did predict the AL Rookie of the Year, NL Cy Young and NL MVP.  Take my man to Vegas!)  Anyway, here’s our predictions for baseball’s post-season awards and whatnot:

AL Pennant WinnerLos Angeles Angels of Not Really Los Angeles – I hate to go with the obvious… That’s why I’m not choosing anyone from the AL East.

AL Pennant WinnerTexas Rangers – I live 20 minutes from their AAA stadium.  Hoping this gets me free tacos for the year.

NL Pennant WinnerCincinnati Reds – Dusty will once again face his nemesis Pujols in a series touted as, The Toothpick vs. The Hispanic Splinter.

NL Pennant WinnerPhiladelphia Phillies - As long as the three aces stay healthy, I think the Phillies are the favorite even if their lineup went in the dumper.

World Series ChampionReds – An added prediction:  Game five of the series and Mike Leake’s arm will fall off from overuse.  Only this will turn out to be a blessing because after the Reds gave Votto $200 million dollars, they’ll have no money for bats, so Votto will use Leake’s arm to bat with and homer.

World Series ChampionTexas Rangers – Free tacos!

AL ROYYu Darvish – I almost put Jesus Montero, but history tells us that imported pitchers do well their first year and if we ignore that we’re doomed to repeat it… But, I guess, I’m not ignoring it.  Either way, it’s a three-way fight for AL ROY this year (with Moore too).

AL ROYYu Darvish – It’s ridiculous that players in overseas pro leagues still qualify for this award.  Otherwise, I’d say Matt Moore.

NL ROYZack Cozart – This is my only prediction that I’m picking with my fantasy heart and not real baseball one.  I really want Cozart to do well.

NL ROYMat Gamel - Not really enamored with NL rookies this year.  I like Mesoraco and Rosario, but I don’t think they get enough playing time.  Can’t pick Cozart because it’ll only exacerbate Grey’s man crush.  Gamel’s evidently not a rookie so Yonder Alonso.  

AL Cy YoungFelix Hernandez – Last year, he was better than he was in his Cy Young year without the good fortune.  Here’s to F-Her getting lucky again!

AL Cy YoungJon Lester - Fried chicken and beer for everyone!

NL Cy YoungZack Greinke – I’ll admit to wanting to pick Kershaw again, but there’s no fun in that.

NL Cy YoungZack Greinke - Miffed I only got him in one league….but it’s the RCL!

AL MVPEvan Longoria – I made this prediction back in January and I’m gonna stand by it.  Okay, sit.  It’s a long season.

AL MVPRobinson Cano - I like Grey’s choice – particularly since he’s on a lot of our teams.  There are so many good 1Bs in the AL so it’ll be hard to pick one for MVP.

NL MVPJoey Votto – And on a cloud made of chili in the skyline of Cincy, Marge Schott’s ghost and the ghost of Joe Morgan’s broadcasting career will be smiling down.

NL MVPHanley Ramirez - Guillen and Hanley will be besties this year, Hanley gets a big extension, and then regresses again.

Now put your picks in the comments and we’ll look back on this in October and mock each other.

307 Responses

  1. Jon says:
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    @Grey, my current crop of RPs: Putz, Marshall, Jansen, Peralta, Broxton. I don’t like that very much. Convince me otherwise? (10 teams, deep rosters)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Huh?

  2. Steven says:
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    Aceves just named closer. Him over Myers,broxton,or Capps???

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Nope

  3. joe from point pleasant says:
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    I’m probably the only Reds fan in NJ, and I get so much flack from Yankee fans every year. Reading this just made my friggin day.

    GO REDS!

  4. Mike says:
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    Gamel’s not a rookie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy’s trying his best to get around the rules… *shakes fist* Rudy!

  5. my name is kendry says:
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    Dee Gordon for Andre Ethier. Would you do this trade in a 5X5 roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  6. Wake Up says:
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    Freddie Freeman was the NL ROY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t he?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, I thought it was your boy Kimbrel. But either way pretty impressive FML.

        • joe from point pleasant says:
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          @Wake Up, @Grey,

          It was Kimbrel.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, shizz… Well, I was something like 4 for 10… I’m a hall of famer!

  7. Wake Up says:
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    Grey you got them all right except the Yanks over the LAA! But they still lose to the Reds

  8. Raja says:
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    With Jesus 2 for 2 in DH starts, what’s your estimate on him getting C eligibility now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raja, 5 games? Little over a month…

  9. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    AL Champ–Angels
    NL Champ–Diamondbacks
    WS Champ–Angels

    AL ROY–Matt Moore
    NL ROY–Mat Gamel
    AL Cy–James Shields
    NL Cy–Cole Hamels
    AL MVP–Albert Pujols
    NL MVP–Joey Votto

  10. Paul says:
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    What do you think of me giving up F- Her $25 and Aramis $23 for Lawrie $14 and Sale $3?

    The dollars are cost to keep next year.

    I currently have D.Hudson, Luebke, Moore, Anibal in the rotation. Relievers are Street, Betancourt, Balfour, Aceves, Meloncon, Walden.

    My hitters are Avila, Ike, Espinosa, Tulo, Moustakas, Braun, Victorino, Duda, Delmon, Cain, Cozart.

    12 team mixed c,1b,2b,3b,ss,3xOF, util and 1450IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul, I don’t think you can lose F-Her, but I like the trade in a vacuum…

  11. MattTruss223 says:
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    Weird, I just posted a similar post to my league message board about 1.5 hours ago. My WS pick: CIN, my NL MVP pick: Votto. I said in the blurb I wrote that I think I’m the only one that’s this high on the Reds since some/most predictions I’ve seen don’t even have them making the playoffs. But then the most accurate ‘stache in the land picks them too! I feel smarterer. I’ve got CIN over TB Rays though. My other pick: AL MVP – Miggy. So obvious, but whatevs. FYI I’m a Braves fan, no CIN bias. Though I did pick a ATL/CIN NLCS.

  12. Bob Saget says:
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    AL Champ – Los Angeles Angels
    NL Champ – Milwaukee Brewers
    WS Champ – Milwaukee Brewers

    AL ROY – Yu Darvish
    NL ROY – Bryce Harper
    AL CY – Yu Darvish
    NL CY – Zack Greinke
    AL MVP – Albert Pujols
    NL MVP – Zack Greinke

    • Smada says:
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      I agree, Darvish for AL Cy… and I’m an Angels fan. @Bob Saget,

  13. Jay29 says:
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    The NL seems like it doesn’t have a top tier this year. I think there are way too many flaws on the Reds and the Phillies for them to make the series. I’d go with a mild surprise like the Braves or D’Backs.

    Otherwise you guys really want to either be really wrong or really right, huh? No Pujols, Halladay, Verlander, Braun, Kershaw, Yankees…

    And yeah, Gamel would be a real sleeper for ROY considering he’s not a rookie.

    • Jay29 says:
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      @Jay29, Oh and what about Alonso for ROY? He seems like the NL rookie hitter most likely to play a full season and put up a respectable batting average for the writers to drool over.

  14. Bourne says:
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    0 tigers? Lame. I own every play except Felix and hanley at least once.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bourne, Ha

  15. BigFatHippo says:
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    Anybody know why I can’t polite bj up on the dl in yahoo league?

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Haha fkin spellcheck, “Put”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @BigFatHippo, BigFatFingers too, huh?

        • BigFatHippo says:
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          @Grey, Oh, and Matt Holliday for MVP

    • B.o.B says:
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      @BigFatHippo, this is frustrating me as well! Everybody else in the league seems to be able to DL their players and make their free pick ups

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @B.o.B, they might be sober

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Will be there by 5 pm EST that is the deadline to set the 25 man roster.

      • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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        @Smokey, If they are on the DL tonight, then they will probably be on the Yahoo DL list tomorrow morning.

        • Smokey

          Smokey says:
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          @Bill S. Preston, Esq., Not necessarily. Yahoo, CBs and ESPN update at different times during the day.

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Smokey, But there’s guys in my league who’ve already dl’d peeps, shit. Oh and you were over the line Smokey!

        • Smokey

          Smokey says:
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          @BigFatHippo, You want a toe? I can get you a toe by 3 this afternoon. With nail polish.

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Smokey, A rules a rule

        • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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          @BigFatHippo, Mark it Zero!

          Oh, and I was just saying that my personal experience has been that yahoo makes changes around 3am eastern.

          • Smokey

            Smokey says:
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            @Bill S. Preston, Esq., This is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules. I have seen them make moves mid day unless im having another acid flashback.

          • chata says:
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            @Bill S. Preston, Esq.,

            you da man !

            how’s Ted ?

  16. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    bernadina,revere,venable or lahair for for a few games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, Bernadina

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, You need to ask AL if his questions pertain to his RCL team (emoticon)

    • Steve says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, You’re violating Rule #1.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, I thought Rule #1 was don’t talk about Razzball.

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Clause 17, subclause 5 (xiii), indemnifies you if you’re in an RCL…

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Should I say, *allows* it, if you’re in an RCL. There’s no clause that covers what AL is doing (emoticon)

  17. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I’m famous! Now I’m glad my parents named me VinWins so I know it was me Rudy mentioned in the podcast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Ha!

  18. captainpyper says:
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    The Boston Red Sox will win the 2012 World Series and it will not be close. Everyone crowned them champs last year and now no one likes them? No historically awful start and finish this time around…

    But everyone likes the Yankees this year…hmmmmmmm Yankees lucked into the playoffs with Nova, Colon and Garcia pitching out of their minds last year, but were exposed by the Tigers for what they were. Average. They wont be so lucky this time. The pitching will fall apart. How many times do you need to see Phil Hughes before we know hes never gunna start 33 games? Nova will implode with a ERA over 5 #sophmoreslump. and CC Fat Slob Sabathia will mistake Pineda for an Empanada and gain another 50 pounds. Hey, at least AAA Scranton looks good in 2012… TB easily grabs a wild card while the illustrious NYY fight Toronto for 3rd in the East.

    Detroit wins the Central in a walk
    Texas wins the West (Angels are the other wild card)

    Phillies win the NL East and the pennant (Halladay, Lee, Hamels enough even with no Utley/Howard)
    Brewers win the NL Central (easy pick because i do not like the Cards)
    Arizona wins the NL West (Upton is a monster)
    Giants and Marlins win Wild Cards

    AL Roy Jesus Montero
    NL Roy Yonder Alonso

    AL Cy Verlander
    NL Cy Halladay

    AL MVP A Gone
    NL MVP Jose Reyes

    I’m all for the Tigers knocking off the Red Sox. (It could happen! #AngelsintheOF), but I’m just terrified of a healthy lineup that includes: Ellsbury, Pedroia, Crawford, AGone, Youk, and Ortiz. smh over 50 ESPN “analysts and experts” picked their WS winners and only 1 picked the Red Sox. Congrats to Karl Ravech for not being influenced by the masses. Now I’m headed over to KFC to have a cold one to celebrate Bostons championship! Its Opening Day AMERICA style! Go Tigers!

    • captainpyper says:
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      @Rudy, did you guys see that! Rudy messed up his NL Roy pick, panicked, scrolled down to the comments and stole my NL Roy pick!

    • seph meier says:
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      @captainpyper, boston fans are the worst

      • captainpyper says:
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        @seph meier, ya they are. glad im a Tigers fan.

        • seph meier says:
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          @captainpyper, me too. Glad im anything but!

  19. Drew says:
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    Need to make some final roster tweaks in a deep dynasty league, any advice would be appreciated. Pick one out each group please.

    Bench OF: R. Bernadina, N. Reimold, C. Heisy, A. Huff
    Bench 3B: J. Francisco, L. Chisenhall, E. Nunez, C. McGehee
    Lottery SAGNOF: Jon Rauch, Bobby Parnell, JP Howell, Jake McGee, Fernando Rodney

    Or if these lottery SAGNOFs are too much of a stretch I could pick up 3 players from the OF/3B instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew, Bernadina, Francisco, Howell

      • Drew says:
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        @Grey, Sweet. I already have Bernadina & Francisco. The other guys were dropped recently, wasn’t sure if they were upgrades or not. Will be putting in a bid for Howell. Thanks for the help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  20. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    oh,and i just assume you know it by now,but great job once again getting us prepared for a crazy season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, No problem…

  21. Cole says:
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    AL Champ: Tampa
    NL Champ: Miwaukee
    WS: Tampa in the lowest rated series in the live ball era

    AL MVP: Longo
    NL MVP: McCutchen
    AL ROY: Moore
    NL ROY: Yonder Alonzo
    AL CY: Verlander
    NL CY: Greinke in his walk year, then will be the #1 FA getting a plus 200M contract.

  22. Raf says:
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    Greg Holland or Aceves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aceves

  23. dzigga says:
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    Grey, I’m in a 12 team head to head league with 7×7 scoring: holds and innings pitched are the extra pitching categories. I have 3 slots each for SP/RP/P. 5 bench slots (1 of which i’m using for Bryce Harper to help me come playoff time) These are my pitchers:

    Bumgarner
    Beachy
    Darvish
    Luebke
    Beckett
    Colby Lewis
    Nicasio

    Betancourt
    Thornton
    Kenley
    Romo
    Holland
    Myers

    My question is whether I should drop some of the relievers to pick up more starters to maximize 2-start weeks? Guys like Buehrle, Colon, Hughes, Leake, Niemann, Freddy Garcia are on the waiver wire. Who would you drop for any of those guys?

    • Grey

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      I’d hold for now if those are your options…

  24. Goose says:
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    Grey, I think the Reds are a nice pick, but you will regretting it when Dusty runs Latos out there for Game 7 of the NLCS (against Marcum, as Roenicke holds out Greinke for the Series) then decides to leave him in the (tied) game as they go back out for the 8th, instead of turning to Chapman, who’s been warming up in the ‘pen… two doubles later and K-Rod>Axman closes out the Reds.

    AL Pennant Winner – Angels
    (AL Runner-Up – Rays)
    NL Pennant Winner – Brewers
    (NL Runner-Up – Reds)
    World Series Champion – Angels
    AL ROY – Yoenis Cespedes
    NL ROY – Trevor Bauer
    AL Cy Young – David Price
    NL Cy Young – Zack Greinke
    AL MVP – Evan Longoria
    NL MVP – Matt Kemp

  25. LJ says:
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    AL Pennant Winner – Los Angeles Angels of Not Really Los Angeles
    NL Pennant Winner – Cincinnati Reds
    World Series Champion – Angels
    AL ROY – Yu Darvish –
    NL ROY – Zack Cozart –
    AL Cy Young – Felix Hernandez
    NL Cy Young – Cole Hamels
    AL MVP – Jose Bautista
    NL MVP – Andrew McCutchen

  26. Neidecker says:
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    AL Champ: Rangers (Virtually same exact roster; Darvish instead of Wilson, and a polished closer? We’ll see, he did blow some playoff saves with MN)

    NL Champ: Braves (Fantastic pitching staff, lights-out bullpen. If Heyward bounces back and Freeman takes a step forward, could be a very potent offense)

    WS Champ: Rangers (Third time is the charm!)

    AL Rookie of Year: Matt Moore (Maddon’s confidence in starting him in the playoffs in New York speaks volumes of his talent and mental readiness for the Majors)

    NL Rookie of Year: Trevor Bauer (pretty craptacular group of NL rookies this year, with a June 1st call-up, he has a chance to be better than most rookies, even with good, not great numbers)

    AL Cy Young: David Price (this could be the year everything clicks for Price. With an aging Yankees lineup, and Red Sox not having the offense they have had in years past, he should pick up a handful more wins…maybe cracks the magical 20-win mark)

    NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw (I still dont think we have seen the best of Kershaw…could push for 250 k’s with a sub-2.5 ERA…still needs to keep walks to a minimum, but even with the Dodgers, might crack 17-18 wins?)

    AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera (The Tigers clinch the AL Central in mid-July and Miggy celebrates with 6 bottles of champagne and goes to de-tox for a week. Hits 40+ jacks for the first time in his career. Think 2009 Albert Pujols)

    NL MVP: Justin Upton (Cunnilingus Upton puts together the best season so far in his career. Leads the NL in RBI, and even sneaks past Giancarlo for HR champ)

  27. GTG says:
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    Grey, can you rank M.Saunders, Peguero and C.Wells? Slim pickings on the free-agent list in a 4×4 AL-only league (I’m only using them until Upton returns from DL, so this is short-term value).

    • Grey

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      You ranked them…

  28. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Jonathan Sanchez for Mike Minor?

    Drop Jonathan Sanchez for Tim Stauffer?

    Hang on to Jonathan Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go with Minor if you like… Tomato-tomahto at this point…

  29. bobbo says:
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    My roto team is extremely light on SB’s and deep in SP. Would you drop Ubaldo or Scherzer for any of the following (OBP instead of AVG, offensive K’s as a negative cat):

    Jordan Schafer, Nyjer Morgan, Ben Revere, Denard Span, Will Venable, Rajai Davis (yea yea, I know I’m digging deep)

    • Grey

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      I wouldn’t…

  30. mindicohn says:
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    Had my 12 tm h2h auction last night…pretty much went ALL offense (as you’ll see)…my pitching is awful and need some insight.

    Anyrate, here goes:
    C – martin
    1b – Fielder
    2b Pedroia
    ss – Cozart
    3b Gamel
    OF – J.Upton, Stanton, McCutcheon
    Util – Adrian Gonz and Lorenzo Cain

    SP – Liriano, lester, J.Santana,D.Holland, Nolasco,Pomeranz,Porcello
    RP – Myers, Capps, Clippard,G.Holland, Aroldis,Parnell

    Not a lot of options on waivers but here’s some pitchers out there, thoughts on who to drop and pick up are appreciated.

    Dickey, Lohse, Ogando, Burnett,Nicasio,Blanton,Capuano, Randy Wolf, Peavy, and even Tom Glavine (even though he’s retired years ago),

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mindicohn, Not really sure how you got that pitching staff in a 12 team league because I don’t think your hitting is that great. Nicasio over Porcello… Peavy over Pomeranz…

      • mindicohn says:
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        @Grey, auction …blew my load early on on 6 guys and then was pretty much $1 on everyone else…going to be a long season.

        • chata says:
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          @mindicohn,

          your hitting is pretty fantastic .
          you have razzball’s consensus all-star outfield ,
          plus a-gon , fielder , & , pedroia .
          not sure what Grey’s looking at / for .

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    NL Champ – Braves
    AL Champ -Tigers

    WS Champ – Tigers

    NL ROY – Nolan Arenado (dark horse pick)
    AL ROY – Matt Moore

    NL CY Young – Cole Hamels
    AL CY Young – Justin Verlander

    NL MVP – Matt Kemp
    AL MVP – Prince Fielder

  32. ritzer says:
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    This is kinda on topic of predictions. I just made these bets over under win total bets for the regular season. $10 on each bet. win returns $19 so I need to get 7 right out of the 13 to break even. Will I?

    Cubs under 74
    Braves under 87
    Astros under 62.5
    D’backs over 86.5
    Mets under 73
    Miami over 86
    Seattle under 71.5
    Angels over 91.5
    Royals over 77
    Rays over 87
    White sox under 76
    Baltimore under 70
    Tigers over 91

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ritzer, I don’t understand baseball betting… What do those numbers mean? Not even joking…

      • Neidecker says:
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        @Grey, they mean wins that those teams will get buddy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Neidecker, Oh… Well, that’s friggin’ obvious… I’m dumb.

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey,

        The numbers are win totals. He’s betting $10 that, for example, the Astros will be under 63 wins, Tigers over 91 wins etc…Each bet pays out $19 if he wins so he needs to get 7 right to break even. His question is….oh wise one….will he win? lose? break even?

        Personally, I think he’s at 7. I like the Cubs (under), Braves (Over), D’Backs (over), Mets (Under), Royals (Over), White Sox (Under) and Tigers (Over).

        I don’t see how anyone can bet that a major league baseball team will win 62 or fewer games. That’s as tough a call to make as predicting one will win 100. It happens but it’s rare.

        • Grey

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          True on the Astros too…

      • ritzer says:
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        @Grey, You should try it Grey…I reakon you’d enjoy it.
        Basically the bookie sets a win total that they think the team will achieve and you, the punter, get to select whether you think they will win more (over) or less (under) than that total.

        I have bet that the Cubs will win under 74 games….So if they win 73, 72, 71… ect I win.

        • Grey

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          yeah, I got it now… Does seem like fun… But I have a rule, I don’t gamble on real baseball…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ritzer, Braves over 87, Mets over 73 and Tigers under 91 would be my only changes… Could go either way… Those over/unders are really close to what they should be… Guess that’s why oddsmakers get all the ladies.

      • ritzer says:
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        @Grey,As long as I win 5 I’ll be happy. It should give an extra bit of interest to a game like Houston@Pittsburgh in late August.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Nice injury…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He just had to get it out, man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, ha!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Thanks for pushing me over the edge on Aceves. A closer with SP eligibility at Yahoo is sweet indeed.

            And there’s a game today!

            • Grey

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              @Steve, Yay! No problem…

    • Hawk says:
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      @3FingersBrown,

      Awesome. Didn’t someone once crack a rib coughing? That’s the only injury I can think of that is close.

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Hawk, That’s right! I can’t recall who it was though. Anyone?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly Chipper…

        • Colton says:
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          @3FingersBrown, wasn’t that Phil Hughes?

          • 3FingersBrown says:
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            @Colton, Yup… Thanks. I didn’t want to look it up because my editor gets annoyed when I surf the web during a session.

            Reminds me of that 30 Rock episode with Paul Giamatti as the editor. Don’t get it twisted, those blind troglodytes are the ones who hold all the power in this damned biz…

            • Colton says:
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              @3FingersBrown, Pete Rose told me about that episode…says he wasn’t a fan.

                • Colton says:
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                  @3FingersBrown, classic…didn’t the same thing happen to him while he was wearing a chicken costume?

                  • 3FingersBrown says:
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                    @Colton, Did that happen or did I just hallucinate it?

                    • 3FingersBrown says:
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                      @Colton, Wow and Pete came back a third time! I really wish I could unsee the part where Yokozuna gives him the ass-face… perhaps the only thing worse than the gas-face.

                    • Colton says:
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                      @3FingersBrown, the sight of a Samoan guy with an ass the size of a SUV being oscillated into the face of the hit king must have been the most traumatizing of all.

      • Neidecker says:
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        @Hawk, I remember Sammy Sosa had back spasms for 2 weeks after sneezing…i believe Clint Barmes broke something carrying groceries up the stairs and tripped…Jeremy Affeldt stabbed his hand separating frozen burger patties…and Cory Lidle crashed a plane into a building….

        • 3FingersBrown says:
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          @Neidecker, I think Barnes was carrying a deer carcass if I remember correctly. Don’t forget Bobby Ojeda nearly severing a finger whilst gardening.

          • Colton says:
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            @3FingersBrown, also Glenallen Hill had a nightmare about spiders and rolled out of bed into a glass table and then down a staircase.

            • 3FingersBrown says:
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              @Colton, That’s amazing… I think I’m going to rename a fantasy team Glenallen Glen Hill in his honor.

              • Colton says:
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                @3FingersBrown, F–k you, that’s my team name.

                • 3FingersBrown says:
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                  @Colton, One of my all-time favorite films… I had a team last season called Coffee’s For Closers.

                  • Colton says:
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                    @3FingersBrown, nice…I think I was in that league and finished second. Won a set of steak knives.

                    • 3FingersBrown says:
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                      @Colton, Yes!

  33. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, Mayberry or Eric Thames?

    What would your projection look like for these two players?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  34. Jack says:
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    Hey Rudy,since you like Alonso to win NLROY, whatkind of projections do you see for him?

  35. Hawk says:
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    Grey…

    How many ABs does Roger Bernadina get this season? Is he the odd man out if (when) the Nads bring up Harper or is that Nady?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d worry about that bridge when we come to it in most leagues…

  36. John says:
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    Sorry, but my white guilt is forcing me to speak up.

    “AL ROY – Yu Darvish – It’s ridiculous that players in overseas pro leagues still qualify for this award.”

    Perhaps it could have something to do with the guy the award is named after. I seem to recall reading somewhere that he played in a pro league before joining the majors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you snapping in a Z formation? I keed… You’re right… Circumstances were a bit different…

  37. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Dropped Chad Billingsley, my 6th SP, for Brandon “Alligator” Belt. C-Bills will now win the Cy Young. Please act accordingly.

    Do we like Belt better than Eric “Time After” Thames?

    Also did I mention I found a 2011 Bold Prediction (not Matthew Berry) that said Rajai Davis would be the MOST VALUABLE FANTASY PLAYER IN 2011?

    Now that’s bold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHAHA! Wait, breathing… HA! Belt has more upside than Thames…

  38. jac says:
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    help! hate chasing the closer merry go round … but have thornton. only 10 FA moves for the year (9 for me as I picked up Henry R). Hector Santiago has a really good shot of landing the job. Do I drop Lindstrom for him? Not Thornton right? That would be cleaner, but i could get screwed as it’s a binary event.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now…

  39. FuzzyD says:
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    Anyone hear anything on Nelson Cruz? His elbow ok? Can’t seem to find any info and I gotta set my weekly line-up in a couple hours…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay (for now)… X-Rays were negative…

  40. charlie batch says:
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    hanley with the MVP eh rudy? very interesting. i just feel apathy is incurable in big headed athletes.

    whatre your thoughts on this trade i just made?

    marmol/cahill vs brandon morrow/worley (saves unimportant)

    • charlie batch says:
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      @charlie batch, grey/rudy, if possible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  41. Henry Chinaski says:
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    Grey: 12 team 5×5 league with $200 FAAB budget. How much would you bid on Peralta or Aceves? We already have Nathan (and Adams), Chris Perez (and Pistano) and Jordan Walden. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry Chinaski, $11 on each…

  42. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Hector Santiago or Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob, I’d hold, but could see the reverse thinking…

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey, So I’m clear, hold Santiago?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Schmohawks Bob, Yeah, hold for right now…

  43. johnny o says:
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    10 managers. Start 6 sp, 3 rp, 1 p. I have motte, kenley,frank,thornton, & balfour
    Would you add aceves or peralta and cut balfour, thornton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny o, Aceves over Thornton…

  44. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you like more for a spot start tomorrow (position doesn’t matter): Colby, Thames, Encarnacion? I’m actually leaning Thames.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Thames

  45. microwave donut says:
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    AL Champ–Detroit
    NL Champ–Washington
    WS Champ–Detroit

    AL ROY–Jesus Montero
    NL ROY–Yonder Alonso
    AL Cy–Dan Haren
    NL Cy–Madison Bumgarner
    AL MVP–Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP–Joey Votto

    Kinda all over the place. I have a feeling this is the year Tulowitzki plays 160 games and deserves a NL MVP, but not sure the Rockies win enough games.

    Oh and Washington, I think they’ll be good. A rotation with Strasburg, Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez looks nice. A bounceback from Werth and Zimmerman and they are right there.

  46. Big Magoo says:
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    AL Champ: Tampa Bay Rays – best pitching staff in baseball, a true MVP candidate (Longoria), and the addition of Pena solidifies the lineup

    NL Champ: Cincinnati Reds – they finally have their ace, one of the best hitters in baseball (Votto), and a rising star that takes a big step forward (Bruce)

    WS Champ: Rays – best pitching and manager in the game = WS ring

    NL ROY: Mat Gamel – slim pickings (as others have mentioned) so I’ll go with a former top prospect who’s finally getting his full-time shot in his physical prime

    AL ROY: Yu Darvish – great stuff and control should translate immediately

    NL MVP: Joey Votto – puts up career-best numbers and leads the Reds to the World Series

    AL MVP: Albert Pujols – proves that he’s still the best player in the game

    NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw – best pitcher in the game

    AL Cy Young: David Price – has been borderline-elite for a few years now and finally takes that next step forward

  47. Billy says:
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    Should i take this deal 14 h2h daily league? Bamgarner and Choo for CC and Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy, Choo side…

  48. chata says:
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    posting this before i go back and read all of today’s stuff .

    5:22pm bobby valentine said (on weei) that :
    1) after consulting with coaches and players , aceves has the skills to
    be the 1st choice of closers (but melancon will be in the mix).
    valentine further stated that he sees very little to no chances of using
    aceves as a 3 inning closer , but has no qualms about sending him back out there (for 2 innings) , unlike how some managers around the league use
    their closers .

    2) josh beckett (thumb issue) will definitely start saturday’s game and will
    stay in there as long as he is needed , or until he wants to come out of the game (no pitch count)

    c) <== fooled you !

    and BV said that it would be unfair for Bard , after all he's been through
    to get ready for this season , to return to the bullpen .
    it ain't gonna happen .
    the kid's gonna start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yup

  49. aj says:
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    i want to pick up tabata. who should i drop? 5×5 roto 13 teams
    Kenley Jansen, Jhoulys Chacin, Brett Myers, Jonathan Broxton, Greg Holland,Tommy Milone, Joel Peralta , Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo, Lorenzo Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  50. TheNewGuy says:
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    Like the predictions guys. The real battle all year will be the Rangers and Angels (well along with the usual ESPN favs).

    Anyway just wondering Grey, what team are you a fan of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grew up a Yankees fan, more of a baseball fan now…

  51. aj says:
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    Thanks Grey,
    ill do that. who else would you drop for Hector Santiago. or should i hold tight for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Milone, if you really need saves…

  52. Steve says:
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    The ‘Launch Fantasycast’ button on my RCL league page is finally red.

    Now we’re f****** talking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Oh yeah!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, It’s not raining is it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t look it…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Ah. Yahoo stat-tracker showing a delay and a picture of a raincloud. Guess they don’t have a icon for a ludicrously overblown opening ceremony.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Steve, No more rainouts there anyway…retractable roof.

  53. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Wow, Ali looks terrible…

    • RichC says:
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      @Grey, Can’t believe they are still trotting him out there for these dog and pony shows. He looks so frail and “out of it”. Couldn’t they have gotten Marvis Frazier?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Frailest I’ve seen him look… So bad… Opposite of uplifting… Downputting?

  54. BASH says:
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    Grey,

    Who do I drop from this pathetic bullpen I have to pick up Peralta:

    Reed, Guerra, Lidge, Chapman, Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman for saves…

  55. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just showed the new Marlins stadium from above…looks ghastly.

    Looks good from the inside though, which is what matters the most.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the ugliest thing man ever created.

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        at the taxpayers expense .

  56. Ben says:
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    Orel Herschiser just referred to Josh Johnson as “Gosh Johnson.” I think he’s a razzball fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Colton says:
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      @Ben, with the name Orel, I’m sure he’s no stranger to Gosh Johnson coming out his mouth.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Colton, HA!

        • Tony says:
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          @Grey, orel the bulldog hershieser was a bowling green falcon…. cawwwwwww

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ca-caw!

  57. Ken Plane says:
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    Grey – I can trade Storen for either J. Garcia or Scherzer. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer if you need an SP…

      • Ken Plane says:
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        @Grey, That was Jaime Garcia.

  58. Steve says:
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    Bleurgh. Don’t need Lohse to get the lead.

  59. BigFatHippo says:
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    Freese!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, geez…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, That’s right Grey, I’m back!

  60. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Drop Iannetta for Donaldson, Doumit, Chooch, Olivo or Wilin Rosario in a 2 catcher league where Iannetta is my 2nd C and I don’t trust the Scosciapath?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now….

  61. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    Josh Johnson allowed three hits and two runs with no strikeouts in the first. Time to cut him for Nolasco? I read somewhere that Ricky’s in the best shape of his life.

    Seriously though, just wanted to be the first one to ask for advice on an insane early season knee-jerk reaction move. Baseball’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Oh, yeah…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Marty Funkhouser, ha

  62. TheNewGuy says:
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    Melancon worth a waiver claim, dropping Lidge? I fail to believe Aceves will keep the closer job for long, even my grandmother knows Melan is the better pitcher so surely Bobby V must before long. Very active money league so doubt he’ll clear waivers as people are always after saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d hold…

  63. Wilsonian says:
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    Would Yahoo put Felatio on the damn DL already? For F’s sake, this is getting absolutely ridiculous…

    • B.o.B says:
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      @Wilsonian, finally!!!

  64. Steve says:
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    On the list of the world’s ugliest things, championship rings are well up there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I think they’re pretty badass, maybe it’s what they stand for…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I feel like we’re about to have the Matt Kemp suit conversation again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Very true… I’d rock one.

  65. Steve says:
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    In case anyone is interested, i have a real nice-looking internet feed of the game at justin.tv.

    Not that I condone the practice of either broadcasting or watching via such means…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re trouble, Steve!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Internet police must read Razzball. The feed is gone now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I reported you to Al Gore.

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @Steve, JohnCarlo almost got into one………….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @BigFatHippo, Yup

        • Tony says:
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          @Grey, that ballpark is going to kill his HR’s, unless air gets warmer and starts floating them outta there… in Coors he could hit 50+ easy, in that park? he’s gonna need to do some damage on the road.

  66. Wilsonian says:
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    And why does Francona sound like he’s talking through a satellite phone from Anarctica?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He sounds like me on the podcast…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, nah, he sounds like he’s getting hazed by ESPN. He’s in the same damn booth, but he sounds like he’s 5000 miles away.

  67. johnson says:
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    NL champ- Dbacks
    AL champ- Red Sox
    WS champ- Red Sox
    NL MVP- Jupton
    AL MVP- AGone
    NL Cy- Kershaw
    AL Cy- Felix
    NL ROY- Cozart
    AL ROY- Moore

  68. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I guess no one told Hanley the 3B takes everything he can get to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Talk about a terrible play…

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @VinWins, good point

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @BigFatHippo, My brother replied to my statement with, “Seems like that would be day 1…Probably came late.

  69. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit….that was a 400+ foot fly out by Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Dah, I know.

  70. TheNewGuy says:
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    Yikes its a graveyard out in CF…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah, center goes back…

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @TheNewGuy, They should have put a big hill out there with a pole in the middle……what were they thinking?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @TheNewGuy, it’s gonna take some JohnCarlo muscle to get one out in center. He hit all of that ball and it just died…

  71. Steve says:
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    My opponent is starting Lohse. I am less than enamoured with developments thus far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Lohse isn’t out of the woods yet…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’m just going to go cry into a pillow.

        • BigFatHippo says:
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          @Steve, In case people haven’t noticed, Lohse is no longer a lohser……………..

          • Steve says:
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            @BigFatHippo, He has a no-hitter going.

            See what I did there?

            • BigFatHippo says:
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              @Steve, Damm you Steve, now shut up and go hunt roos or something…………

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Nice…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, I’m still crying.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, I still got it.

  72. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, With Farnsworth out but still not DLed, I’m down to 2 closers (Motte & Street) in 12 team 6×6 H2H. My opponent this week has only 2 but next weeks’ opponent has 3.

    Right now I have 9 starters and one bench guy in Thames and Ackley as my only 2B. Altuve just hit waivers. Would you dump Capuano for The Imp (as Altuve would be known in Game Of Thrones) or do I pick up Howell, Santiago or Rauch for possible saves?

    I don’t like having more than one bench guy and I have Craig with 2B eligibility on the DL but Altuve could be useful and those RP options don’t thrill me. What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Ha… I’d lose Capuano for Altuve…

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, Dunzo. I’m curious to see how Ventura’s pen plays out. If Thornton spits the bit, do you think he goes to Crain, Reed or Santiago?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @3FingersBrown, I think it’s whoever steps forward… Could be anyone’s deal at this point…

  73. chata says:
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    before he was even released by his club ,
    i picked yu darvish as a cy young winner .
    no reason to believe otherwise , now .

    (i also said that if toronto signed him , they would win
    the AL east .)

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @chata, Big O, you still confuse me………………

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @BigFatHippo, Ha!

  74. Steve says:
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    Run, Boneface, run!

    • Cole says:
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      @Steve, I always read his name as Boner Face. Can’t read my bo-ner-face

  75. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Bartolo Colon
    Homer Bailey
    Alexi Ogando
    Mike Leake
    Carlos Zambrano

    For your last starter in a 12 Team league? Match-up guys or do you see someone worth taking a flier on?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake… Really, they’re matchups at this point…

  76. Long Bawls says:
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    Someone in my otherwise-sane league (I have an insane league too; it’ll be interesting to see where I do better) dropped Carl Crawford. I feel like I have to try to pick him up–worth dropping Cain or Rasmus for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Long Bawls, Cain

  77. Oz J says:
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    Hey Grey

    Couldn’t make my draft, so had to autopick my 5×5 12 team league (1400IP) . Just wondering if you could offer me any comments:

    C – Suzuki
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B- Walker
    SS – Aybar
    3B – Bautista
    OF – Cargo
    OF – Dread Pirate
    OF – Bruce
    Util – Zimmerman
    Util – Victorino
    Bench – Fowler
    Bench – Hill
    Bench – Mayberry

    SP – Price
    SP – Bumgarner
    SP – Hanson
    SP – Beachy
    SP – Chacin
    RP – Sale
    RP – Bailey (have since picked up Melancon as cover)
    RP – Street
    RP – Lidge (off waivers)
    RP – Parnell (off waivers)

    Obviously will be chasing saves all season, and a little concerned about batting average with that group of hitters but like the power. Maybe Victorino is a bit of a luxury as utility (especially with Fowler available on the bench) and I should try and move him to improve my infield somewhere?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz J, I like the team… Looks like a very solid pitching core and the hitting should be competitive… If you can move Victorino for a 2nd baseman, by all means… Maybe Kendrick?

  78. chiasports says:
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    watching this grey? think lohse could be something this year?

    a no hitter after five inn… hes on waiver in my league….

    ive got leake..scott baker.. niemann.. or kenley jansen… i can switch out..

    ive got smarja too but just picked him up lol. im in a h2h point league…no categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chiasports, Hold

  79. potus says:
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    (A) Bernadina or (B) Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Bernadina

  80. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey, @Rudy, @Hawk, @Razzballers:

    I don’t know if anyone else caught the conversation between Rudy and Hawk yesterday (in the comments after Rudy’s massive, math-y post about how Point Shares/Stache Man rock). I opened the door to the discussion by asking Rudy about how he created the player projections which serve as the basis for player rankings in Point Shares.

    After Rudy’s answer, Hawk gave a well-informed opinion about the level of predictive accurary needed, in his opinion, to be able to use such projections. He cited a number – 98% – and opined that anything lower provides too much variance when using the aggregate of these projections to build a team and project standings.

    I didn’t have a chance to check back last night, but I thought I would toss my two cents into the mix. I’ve read in Baseball Forecaster that most projection systems haven’t cracked 70% predictive accuracy yet – if I remember correctly, I think Ron wrote that everyone is mired in the 60-68% accuracy zone. So, that’s where we’ve sat for a number of years, despite many bright minds addressing the challenge.

    Moving on, I think where I would humbly disagree with Hawk is the conclusion he makes about the lack of any utility for these projections. Projections do have a place in fantasy – an important one – when properly formulated, with anecdotal evidence supporting apparent trends within the data. That’s the real takeaway from the Moneyball legacy, right? In fantasy or reality, predicting outcomes on the baseball field require educated analyses of both empirical and human elements. You can’t just crunch numbers, like Paulie D(ePodesta), nor can you simply watch a player without some statistical evaluation of results tied to his performance. If one combines these approaches in a meaningful way, the resulting projections can be used in a valuable manner.

    That’s essentially what Grey and Rudy (and other experts) do. They use projections – rooted in past performance – as a starting point, and then evaluate additional factors (underlying skill trends, injury issues, age, etc.) to adjust these projections forward. This is a difficult challenge.

    For example, take Jeremy Hellickson. He benefited from an extremely favorable BABIP last season while posting a mediocre K rate. Not exactly a recipe for success! So, while his surface stats looked great, most fantasy folks have devised 2012 projections for WHIP and ERA that show a decline, due to the reasonable expectation that his BABIP regresses to the mean. The eyeball test this spring also appears to support a retraction of sorts; Hellickson has been routinely knocked around, seems a little “short” in his delivery, and generally, has looked crappy. Plus, he’s a short RHP (historically, not much success for this body type in MLB history).

    On the flip side, though, Hellickson’s swinging strike rate in 2011 was good; he induced a high rate of popouts (easily converted into outs); he’s young; and he’s had solid K/9 rates in the minors. Finally, he was developed by a great, forward-thinking MLB organization.

    So… you can understand from this example why projections are hard to nail with greater than ~65% accuracy. There are often countervailing forces at work – both on the field and on Excel sheets.

    But shooting for 98% accuracy, as Hawk mentioned, doesn’t appear realistic… nor necessary. Even if Rudy and Grey’s projections don’t crack 70% predictive accuracy, the fact that they are more correct than other systems/evaluators speak to the validity in using their projections/rankings to build a team. The overall quality of their work should yield success for you, due to their slightly higher predictive accuracy (as shown in Rudy’s article) than other experts. They will be better than others in helping you project where you finish in the stat categories – providing a more accurate spread in which your stats may fall. It may only be a slight advantage, but it is an advantage in a game where tiny stat shifts can win or lose titles.

    And that’s the big takeaway from Rudy’s article to me, besides from my realization that Rudy could have helped create “The Big Short” as an i-banker. As much as we love Rudy and Grey for the shizz and gigglez, these guys are the kings of fantasy right now. Rudy’s Point Shares and Grey’s rankings (which are based on their projections) resoundingly beat the “big boys” from ESPN, Yahoo, etc. Simply, they’re the best in the biz right now, even though they’re part-timers. Pretty amazing. I truly don’t know how they handle it with the demands of their day job. They’re multi-talented cats, sorta like Chad Ochocinco, who’s done fine work as a football player, soccer player, and actor (go see “American Reunion” – he has a cameo! And the movie is funny as hell, BTW).

    In conclusion: Use Grey and Rudy’s projections/rankings to get the right players, and more often than not, this marginal value added to your draft/auction prep should help you finish high in the rankings each year.

    Speaking of high… I’ll end by paraphrasing our friend Howard, from “Howard and Kumar Go To White Castle”: “The [fantasy baseball]universe tends to unfold as it should.” Especially as predicted by Rudy and Grey, I would add.

    That’s all I got, r-ballers.

    Mike D.
    mike455m@yahoo.com

    BTW… That’s the sloppiest blow job that I’ve ever given. But it is well-deserved. Jersey represent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike D., And that was one of the best blow jobs I’ve ever received. Thanks for the kind words, my man!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, LMAO, well played, sir!

        • Tony says:
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          @letsgobravos, longest post ever on razzball, i’ve seen a few in the past 4 years, but wow…

  81. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit! This park is officially too big for Giancarlo! I’m renaming it MarlinCo. Someone tell Loria to move the damn fences in.

    • herschel says:
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      @letsgobravos, i thought they supposedly brought the fences in in the new stadium?? booooo….

  82. chiasports says:
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    lohse! lohse! lohse! i see a story coming lol!

    those were all big pop ups for big mike … …no worries hell get plenty!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @chiasports, Ha…400+ foot pop ups, eh?

  83. Chunk says:
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    Motte on my team, gotta get out of this inning without any more runs!!

    Going forward…. Porcello or Lohse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Lohse…Nothing to do with this game…

      • Chunk says:
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        @Grey, and we’re back in save territory!

        thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I’m talking about!

          • 3FingersBrown says:
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            @Grey, I gots me some Motte. Angry Amish Warrior was nasty! Unfair what he did to Gianrafael for the final out… Rapuano’s K-zone was quite abstract tonight. He must have a hot date.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @3FingersBrown, Not as abstract as that thing in center field.

              • 3FingersBrown says:
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                @Grey, what a nightmare. The girls in the pool almost make up for it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Missed them…

                  • 3FingersBrown says:
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                    @Grey, It looked like there’s a pool somewhere beyond the outfield wall, I didn’t see exactly where. ESPN came back from a commercial to a shot of a couple of bikini clad Miamians (?) frolicking in the pool.

                    Unlike the Rays, there was no sign of the team’s aquatic namesake in the water.

                    I love to fish, but I get seasick. Would be neat if you could fish in the Marlin-co fish tanks. I would pay top dollar to have a sushi chef carve up my catch in the aisle as I watch the game.

  84. Breambino says:
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    @Grey, keep two: Holland, Aceves, Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Holland

  85. BigFatHippo says:
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    Motte’s slider gives me a chubby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mmm… Slider…

      • MeanMachine says:
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        @Grey, 91pmh slider, that is beyond sick. That’s sickly

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, Dammit, now I know what I gotta have for breakfast. White Castle is open 24-7…………..BigFatterHippo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BigFatHippo, Hehe

    • chata says:
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      @BigFatHippo,

      “Big O, you still confuse me………………”

      NOW i believe you .

  86. MeanMachine says:
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    Motte is a beast! So that’s why i have him on 7 of my teams. Thanks again Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MeanMachine, No problem…

  87. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I was thinking about opening a cap brim bending business in Miami. I will also throw in free sticker removal as its clear that city does not have someone meeting their needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Well played…

  88. Steve says:
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    Nothing good came out of that game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Concurred

  89. Cole says:
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    Is it wrong to be kinda pissed my team’s ballpark doesn’t have any aquariums?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, That thing in center might be.

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey, ?

  90. Jake says:
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    14 team yahoo h2H standard scoring.

    I’ve been offered Jennings for Bruce. I’m thinking it could help round out my team. I’m pretty set on power but think I lack speed. Should I do this in order to get more SB & runs?

    Not sure I’m ready to lose the HR&RBI with the loss of Bruce. I think I might be able to rely on my current roster to be at least competitive in SB (especially by plugging Aybar in occasionally) while doing pretty well in runs/HR/RBI. What do you think?

    Here’s my offense:

    C: Doumit (J. Montero once he’s eligible)
    1B: Berkman
    2B: M. Aviles
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Hanley
    OF: N. Cruz
    OF: J. Bruce
    OF: B. Boesch
    UTIL: Kendrys
    BN: Aybar
    BN: Lind
    BN: J. Montero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do it…

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the help. Bruce is gonna be a beast. I’ve never been this excited about hearing another man lost 15 pounds and looks good.

        If I went through with it, I’d be giving up 15-20 HRs and 40-50 RBIs for 30-40 SB, however, I may be able to get some cheap speed off the wire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jake, Ha

  91. Jim says:
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    Is one game enough to worry about that ballpark and the effect on Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Yeah…

  92. Cole says:
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    ?

    • Cole says:
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      @Cole, ignore this

  93. Buc Lover says:
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    AL Pennant Winner – Detroit Tigers
    NL Pennant Winner – Pittsburgh Pirates
    World Series Champion – Pittsburgh Pirates
    AL ROY – Yoenis Cespedes
    NL ROY – Zack Cozart
    AL Cy Young – Eric Bedard
    NL Cy Young – Justin Verlander
    AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP – Andrew McCutchen
    World Series MVP – Jose Tabata

    …a guy can dream

    • Buc Lover says:
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      @Buc Lover, ooops, got my CyY’s confused.

      • Justin This says:
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        @Buc Lover, Yeah looks like you put Bedard by accident…

        • Buc Lover says:
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          @Justin This, Yeah, that may be my only flaw.

          • Justin This says:
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            @Buc Lover, I’m all for McCutch MVP though!

  94. Steve says:
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    What do you think of Pavano against Baltimore for H2H?

    • Justin This says:
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      @Steve, Looks like those O’s will be getting tan interior…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Eh

  95. Mrobs says:
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    I had frank frank and farnsworth on my team… needless to say. I’m looking to pick up some saves on a depleted waiver wire.

    Would you drop Farnsworth for Crain right now (crain is the only vulture i see left) or wait until Farns hits the DL and gamble that crain is still there?

    Also, clippard and adams on WW. but really would like potential saves and not just an elite MR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrobs, Hold for now…

  96. Steve says:
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    And Capuano in Petco on Saturday?

    • Justin This says:
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      @Steve, Seems like a good place to take a shot…No wait, I didn’t mean to say that, it’s just my mind it plays up, multiplies each matter, turns imagination into fact…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Better…

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, I will be there, rooting wholeheartedly against Capuano, so I’d say it’s a good bet. ???(?_?)???

      • royce! says:
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        @royce!, sorry, that was supposed to be a highly expressive emoticon…

  97. elwood blues says:
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    Is Dom. Brown worth grabbing with my mid-1st round pick in an NL Only minor league draft, or do I go with a future ace pitcher? Has he run out of chances? What do you see from DB this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, No idea who else is available…

  98. Public Enemy #1 says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Los Angeles Angels of the Planet Earth in Orange County

    NL Pennant Winner: Milwaukee Brewers

    World Series Champion: Planet Earth Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Orange County

    AL Cy: David Price

    NL Cy: Clayton Kershaw

    AL MVP: Adrian Gonzalez

    NL MVP: Justin Upton

    AL ROY: Matt Moore

    NL ROY: Trevor Bauer

  99. Piranhaman says:
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    it’s just my bold predictions.

    AL winner: LA Angels
    NL winner: Arizona D’Backs

    AL ROY: Yu Darvish
    NL ROY: Trevor Bauer

    AL C.Y.: C. J. Wilson or David Price
    NL C.Y.: Cole Hamels

    AL MVP: Albert Pujols
    NL MVP: Justin Upton

    World Champion: Tampa Bay Rays
    (MVP: Desmond Jennings)

    wow, it looks like coming true. poo ha ha

  100. JoeC says:
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    AL Pennant Winner
    LA Angels

    NL Pennant Winner
    SF Giants

    World Series Champs
    LA Angels

    AL ROY
    Matt Moore

    NL ROY
    Drew Pomeranz

    AL Cy Young
    Felix Hernandez

    NL Cy Young
    Clayton Kershaw

    AL MVP
    Albert Pujols

    NL MVP
    Joey Votto

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