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On the first day of the season, I said something profound and uplifting.  Don’t go back to look.  I’m sure I did.  Today, I’m like Mark Twain talking about summer in San Francisco but less pithy.  The coldest winter I ever spent was the last day of the baseball season.  It’s metaphorical, friend.  Trust me.  Here’s where I tell you how everything’s gonna be okay.  How there will be a next season, barring the Mayans taking things into their own hands… I can’t do that.  I can’t tell you there will be a next season.  *checking notes*  Actually, I can do that.  There will be a next season.  Hey, that’s good news!  Also, next year we’ll know not to draft Morneau.  That’s more good news!  And next year we’ll be done with the hair transplant so girls will start to react favorably to us.  That’s good news too!  So, I know you’re blue, but without clouds there’s no sun.  Actually, I don’t know if that’s true.  Again, metaphorical.  Or is that meteorological?  You know what?  These aren’t things we need to get hung up on.  We’re gonna sit here, read all my year-end recaps that’ll be coming in the next few weeks and wait until next year.  Even if gangrene sets into our legs from lack of circulation!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Reyes – Laid down a bunt single then had himself removed from the game to guarantee he won the batting title.  That’s not how Ted Williams would’ve liked it.  He risked a .400 average to take all his ABs in the last game of the season.  The only time he quit while ahead was after death.

Miguel Batista – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  After the Mets-Reds game, Batista learned that this great start was all a hilarious stunt for a new show on MLB.TV called “Last Wish” starring the incomparable Steve “Psycho” Lyons.  Gotcha, Miguel!  Stay tuned for Sean Casey’s talk show ‘The Mayor’ where guests come out and chat while standing on 1st base.

Cubs – Reached out to Tampa Bay’s Andrew Friedman to take over their vacant GM job.  Unfortunately, Bartman deflected Friedman and the Cubs couldn’t make the catch.  Moises so mad!

Gordon Beckham – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  I told you he’d be a sleeper this year!  Deep, effin’ REM sleeper.  I hate this schmohawk.  I’d like to write Beckham’s blurb with cut-out magazine letters from the basement of an undisclosed location.

Brandon Morrow – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Now here’s an underperforming sleeper I can get behind (every year and every year he fails to live up to expectations).

Hector Sanchez – 1-for-4.  How many Sanchezes does this team have?  Jonathan, Freddy, this other guy… Does Sabean think Sanchez translates to 35-year-old player?  Call them Tres Sanchezes and they play just outside Creme de Carmel, California.  BTW, with the addition of Hector, Sanchez just edged out Sandoval as the surname with the highest net weight in the Giants clubhouse.

Phil Humber – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Wasn’t in love with his K-rate this year and I’m not convinced it’s ever gonna nudge above 7.  Though he can maintain around a 3.75 ERA next year. #Humberbrag

Craig Kimbrel – 2/3 IP, 1 ER as he blew the save and the Braves playoff chances.  What a Wohlers.

Carl Pavano – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks as he beat the Royals’ Bruce Chen who went 8 IP, 0 ER.  There was no actual runs in this game.  Mercy rule was called so these two teams could return home to people who care about them.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3 and 2 more homers against Scioscia and the Angels to bring his season total to 30 homers.  Me, Napoli and his mom’s nipples have made it to the mountain top!  And it’s chilly!  Which is perfect weather.  So we have to snuggle.

Dan Johnson – Hit a huge homer for the Rays to tie up the game in the ninth.  How is Johnson even playing?  He was Pipp’d by Monoboy.  What a great day for baseball.  Speaking of which…

Evan Longoria – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs, 2 homers with one being the walk off winner that took the Rays to the postseason.  Hopefully now Longoria can forget about finding out who Tony Parker was sleeping with.

Mark Teixeira – 2 homers, 5 RBIs and… Oh, who cares?  Did you see the Rays, Braves and Red Sox games?

Cole Gillespie – Homered in the heat of the ninth.

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-5 with his 27th steal.  I know I’m a damn fool for Young, but bear with me.  Or bare, if you’re a naturist.  He had 41 singles this year and 26 walks.  That means he was on first roughly 67 times (I say roughly because if he legged out a single and then there was an error, he’d end up on second, I’m not looking into shizz that closely).  So imagine he played in 155 games and got on first 150 times.  He’d have like a thousand steals.  Or 50+.  Either way, please let someone free Eric Young Jr. from platoon duty.  He’s got a family to feed!

Chris Carpenter – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Sure, it was against the Astros B lineup… Wait a second, that’s not their B lineup.  Aw, Shuck.

Gio Gonzalez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the Mariners which is worse than the Astros B lineup.

Milton Bradley – Was arrested yesterday on suspicion of battery.  No word yet on Milton Bradley’s accomplices, but I’m sure the Parker brothers will be brought in for questioning.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks.  The Nationals season is like getting a massage at a shady parlor.  Awkward, messy, but at least you get a happy ending.

79 Responses

  1. Hi Grey — another great season on Razzball. Thanks for all the help and all the laughs.

    I have one final question before I go gently into that good night. It’s about keepers: it’s my first keeper season ever. In my 14-team roto league the rules are you can keep two players on your final day roster drafted in the 5th round or later at a penalty of one round. So you keep a guy you got in the 7th and it costs you a 6th round pick next time. An undrafted player costs you a 12th round pick.

    Anyway, here are the guys who make the most sense to to keep, with the round they’ll cost me. I can pick two:

    –Michael Bourn (12th round)
    –Jesus Montero (12th round)
    –Michael Cuddyer (6th round)
    –Nick Markakis (9th round)
    –Elvis Andrus (6th round)
    –Matt Garza (13th round)
    –Tommy Hanson (7th round)
    –Justin Morneau (6th round) <—kidding

    My initial reaction is to keep Bourn and either Hanson or Garza. Montero is tempting, but you've said C should be a fairly rich position next year and will he even have C eligibility? (This is on Yahoo). With Bourn I'm set with steals and one of the pitchers gives me an anchor for the rotation and a lot of Ks, depending on the round I'm willing to sacrifice.

    But is that the right way to look at it? What is your philosophy on selecting keepers?

    Would I be able to grab Hanson after the 7th round because of his injury? Will Garza's 10-10 record mean I'll be able to draft him later than the 13th?

    Your thoughts?

    Many thanks, for this and for the dozens of other answers all season.

  2. @Enrique: If any experienced keeper league managers have any advice on the above question … please give your two-cents worth …!

  3. barker says:
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    i’d keep hanson and andrus

  4. MattTruss223 says:
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    Thanks for all the work this year Grey. I found the site about 3/4 through last year and couldn’t wait to check it out for a whole season. I finished first and second in my two leagues and you my friend have a daiquiri or two heading your way. I really love the site, the daily write-ups, the humor, and I want to tell everyone about it, except for my league-mates that is. And really, they’re the only ones I’d tell, so….yea….THANKS MAN!

  5. Carns says:
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    To go along with real baseball’s theme of epic collapse I offer the following from the about 9 pm Tuesday and forward in a championship which featured myself and frequent commenter Hans:

    In roughly 24 hours he hit 11 homers: Napoli (4), Prince (3), Tex (2), Beltre, and Hart.

    Going into last night I was still up a good amount. Locked up pitching 4-1, 3-1-1 in batting cats.

    His offensive line last night: 9-5-14-1
    Mine: 1-1-3-1

    5 cats to 5, he had regular season tiebreaker.

  6. Carns says:
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    @Grey: Is there room on that mountaintop for Ron Pompeil?

  7. Ned Shakeshaft says:
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    Woooooooooooo! Finally took down my AL-only league on my 19th try (I’ve had other wins, but this was the big elusive kahuna).

    A round of daiquiris coming your way right now (I’m sure La Russa’s having an eye-opener this morning, so what the hey!).

    I encourage anyone out in Razzspace who’s taken down prize money this season to whet Grey and Rudy’s whistles. I’ve been playing this game for a long time and used a ton of sources, paid and unpaid, and there ain’t never been anything as helpful as Razzball. Keep up the good work, boys, and cheerz!

  8. The Ghost of Doc Ellis says:
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    Thanks, Grey, for another great Season!
    It was a nail biter to the very end, and Weaver sitting didn’t help, but I came out on top.
    Looking forward to sending you Daiquiris and reading your Book.
    Take care!

  9. xopchipili says:
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    Thanks for a great year Grey and co!

  10. Thanks Grey for the humour (Canuck spelling) and advice. I came in 3rd in my 12-team league, which I’m happy about given this was my first time playing fantasy baseball. Now, if I could only travel the 2 miles from my home in Toronto to the ballpark to watch a Blue Jay game next year…

    A couple of daiquiri coming your way. Cheers.

  11. Malacoda says:
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    Thanks for the help this season, and all of the laughs. The picnic was fun, and I swear, I wasn’t trying to kiss your mustache in the boat house. I tripped. I did win my auction league and the a-sciocia-ted riches; all is right with the world.

  12. Sir says:
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    Hey Grey, just wanted to thank you for all the posts and the comment answers. I won my league by .5 points when Jim Johnson got the win against the Sox last night. Down to the wire.

    Thanks for all the help!

  13. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    @Enrique:

    Shoulder injuries are bad news for pitchers, I’d avoid Hanson.

  14. JMonte says:
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    Grey and Co.

    I want to say thank you for all the work, effort, advice, humor, and hours of time you all put into the site.

    I will forever be a loyal and NEVER EVER EVER share this site with my league mates… sorry… I want you all to myself… YOU complete me.

    Enjoy the Daquiris!

    And to those F-Bag’s: Hanley Ramirez, Pedro Alvarez, and F. Liriano… as much as you tried to keep me down, kick me in the nutz, ram sharp objects in tiny places…. I say GFY we here have Grey on our side and he would not allow it to happen!

  15. Dominic says:
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    Not only did Kimbrel lose the playoffs for the Braves, he blew my season as I finished .5 games behind first, tied for wins and I had Tim Hudson pitching. Blasphemy I tell yah.

  16. nmdunkel says:
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    Needed Lilly’s win last night to win. Finally, the elusive championship. Grey, Rudy, and everyone else at Razzball…a big, heartfelt Thanks to allofya. I <3 all of you. Drinks on me when I gets my paper.

    @7…agreed

  17. Lance Berkman says:
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    .301-31-94 with 90 runs and 2 steals. 488 at-bats!
    That’s the final state line my friend. No regression. No injury while playing outfield. Nothing.

    Grey, just say “I’m sorry, I was so wrong Berk”…and then tell me how it tastes.

  18. papasmurf says:
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    What a wild finish to the season in real baseball-land! It was almost like in the movies.

    My team ended up 9th out of 16 which is my worst finish ever, but on the bright side I managed to snag some strong keepers and look forward to next year.

    Grey do you think Latos is a keeper candidate in a 16 team league? Turned around his year great but his team is gonna suck again.

    Btw, there’s a reason Morrow’s name is almost spelled like Sorrow… I avoided him like the plague this year.

  19. Flag says:
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    “quit while ahead” Well done, Grey, well done.

    You may have to explain this one to the others.

  20. ScottyM says:
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    Grey, thanks for a season of hard work & great write ups. I’ll let my RSS keep feeding me the good stuff all winter. I look forward to 2 a days again in the spring.

  21. mc serch says:
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    Held on to win my second championship in 3 years….thank you boys! Daq coming your way shortly … bee tee dubya, that J. Reyes shizz chafes my ass….I mean asking your manager to take you out of the game if you get a hit first tiime up, then a bunt single and walking off the field? To me, that’s just ridic. As part of the rationalization that was offered reference was made to Willie Wilson, who sat out the last day of the regular season (undoubtedly skiing in the clubhouse) to beat out Robin Yount for a batting title. So I guess that makes what happened last night ok, huh? I mean if you have a choice of whose lead to follow, definitely choose Willie Wilson, the guy who became the first active MLBer to serve jailtime, rather than Teddy Ballgame (HOF) or Dave Winfield (HOF).

  22. Tony says:
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    ya that reyes stunt was pathetic, he was thinking “man a batting titles going to look great on my resume when i go out and rape a team during free agency this year!”

    where does reyes land? LAD? BOS? NYY?

  23. peter says:
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    A hair transplant? I think Grey blue himself.

  24. steve b says:
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    Reyes is a chump.Leyland gave Cabrera a choice to sit out the last two games but he wouldnt have any of it.In the last 3 games he was 3 for5,2 for 5,and 2 for 4…..Thats a real batting champ.Not a puss that bunts and comes out of thr game.He’s the Tigers MVP not Verlander.Verlander played in 35 games.Cabrera 161……………..Final stats…….111 runs,197 hits,48 doubles,108 walks,344 avg,30 hr,105 rbi,448 obp,and .586 slg%.Only Bautista had a better year.Dont say granderson because he plays in a park with softball distance to RF and a 260ish Average.But because he’s in the Bronx he’ll get plenty of votes

  25. Matt says:
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    I just found out my keeper league is 3 keepers instead of 5. Which of these 5 would you keep going into next season?

    M. Cabrera, Hamilton, Granderson, Kinsler, Andrus

    Thanks!

  26. Ed Nugent says:
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    Grey – Many thanks for all your help and insight this year. Your advice kept me in first place all year for the second straight year. I lost on the last out of the regular season as Papelbon let in the run that ended the Red Sox season and created a tie in ERA (!) with my team and the team which I was 1/2 point ahead of at the time. As a Yankees fan, I have never been so delighted that Papelbon has to spend a whole offseason thinking about how he blew the season for I’m So Lonesome, Think I Cuddyer.

    Thanks for listening to my woes and questions.

    P.S. – I quote Razzball to my girlfriend all the time and she laughs.

  27. zombie says:
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    Wow! All the love! Sincere thanks as well guys. Another fantastic season. Looking forward to all of the year end shizz, the ’12 projections, and might have to crack open the Albright novella when I start missing you too much. A few more daiquiries on the way boys. Thanks. Best site in the bizz.

  28. Ed Nugent says:
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    @Lance Berkman: I really hope you are Lance Berkman.

  29. chata says:
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    @Enrique:

    since you have no boppers among your possible keeper candidates ,
    go with bourn and andrus .
    lock down the steals and the position scarcity .
    plus , neither of these guys is a batting average killer .
    concentrate on power during the early rounds of the draft .
    start formulating a pitching staff with picks in rounds 9 – 11 .

    good luck .

  30. anarchy burger says:
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    quite the succesful year for the anarchy burger thanks to all my friends at razzball. grey and everyone else- this is the best little community for roto anywhere. lets keep it going. thanks again and looking forward to the offseason stuff.

    ps BUY SOME DAIQUIRIS!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Hans says:
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    @Grey thanks for everything this year man, I really appreciate it. I just came back from a rays like deficit over the last two days and my main man Mike Crapoli led the charge. My Tuesday/Wednesday stats were: 17 runs, 11 Home Runs and 26 RBIs to take all 3 of those categories and eek out a championship…..I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!

  32. Grey

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    @Enrique: No problem… Andrus and Bourn. They’re not great keepers.

    @MattTruss223: Thanks for the kind words!

    @Carns: Damn

    @Carns: He’s bringing us tea.

    @Ned Shakeshaft: Thanks for the kind words!

    @The Ghost of Doc Ellis: Congrats!

    @xopchipili: No problem.

    @Deadwoods: Ha… No problem.

    @Dad: Thanks… And that’s awesome!

    @Malacoda: Ha!

    @Sir: No problem, congrats!

    @Dominic: Damn

    @nmdunkel: Nice, congrats!

    @papasmurf: I do think so.

    @Flag: That line was Rudy’s.

    @ScottyM: No problem.

    @mc serch: Congrats! Yeah, pretty stunod move by Reyes.

    @Tony: Not NY. No way LA. Could be Boston.

    @peter: Hehe

    @steve b: Yeah, I hear ya.

    @Matt: Miggy, Granderson, Kinsler…

    @Ed Nugent: No problem, congrats! Does your girlfriend have any friends?

    @zombie: No problem, thanks!

    @anarchy burger: Thanks!

    @Hans: Well done, congrats!

  33. OaktownSteve says:
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    Roto withdrawl. Getting results in the morning is like coffee, watching and following at night is like drinking. So the offseason is like giving up coffee and drinking all at once. Luckily I still have coffee and drinking.

    Some amazing stuff in real baseball last night. The beauty of baseball is that it’s not always Jordan that takes the last shot, not always Elway taking snaps at the end. Sometimes is Dan Johnson and Robert Andino.

  34. chata says:
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    @OaktownSteve:

    dan johnson gave us the result that we could have used from
    melheuse , a few years back .

  35. Rob says:
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    Grey – any chance you put out a list of keepers going into 2012?

  36. OaktownSteve says:
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    @Chata: that’s good knowledge. As always, I filtered a few things through the A’s lens last night. In addition to DJ’s home run, ex-A Scutaro’s failure to score on Crawford’s double recalled some classic A’s baserunning blunders like Tejada stopping rounding 3rd, Byrnes failure to touch home and of course SLIDE LITTLE G…SLIDE!!!

  37. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @OaktownSteve: Nice analogy.

    @Rob: It’ll all be coming in the next weeks/months.

  38. Tony says:
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    @Grey: i was trying to think of places he’d fit too, is why i said LAD…. they need a SS, but their financial situation is a cluster-F!

  39. Grey

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    @Tony: They have Dee Gordon.

  40. Chris says:
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    Us: watching the end of Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, even the credits, ’til the bitter end (the day after the season ends).

    You: aka Matthew Broderick “You’re still here? It’s over. What else do want from me? Move along.”

  41. rvde says:
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    Thanks for your helpful insights all year (again).

    Hope you noticed the American Mustache Institute (for real!) has published a list of the most appealing cities for men such as yourself.

    Chicago won.

    Here’s a link to the White Paper (with the top 10 and methodology):
    http://www.americanmustacheinstitute.org/blog/2011/09/research-test/

  42. Chris says:
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    @Lance Berkman:

    You kinda sucked in the 2nd half. The AVG was nice, but 3 HR and 22 RBI over the last 2 months? I’d say that’s pretty obvious regression.

  43. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Chris: Ha…Yup.

    @rvde: No problem… Damn, I have to move to Chicago. They understand me.

  44. mc serch says:
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    @<a href="http://razzball.com/boys-of-summer-are-gone-i-hope-youre-happy-don-henley/comment-page-1/#comment-@Grey: 853274″>Tony: funny thing is, i dropped Reyes in favor of dee Gordon over the last couple of weeks cause Reyes all but stopped running….I don’t think he has a buyer in NYY, LAD or BOS unless he goes on the cheap….also Philly is a no go, White Sox have Alexei and Cubbies have Starlin….what big market team is left? Detroit? LAA? SF? I’m thinking market might be very soft this off-season for a guy with four healthy seasons and four unhealthy seasons, who relies on speed, has a history of leg injuries and will be entering his 30s during next contract

  45. Flag says:
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    Grey – you got me thinking – idea for a road sign:

    “Don’t miss the Ted Williams Museum! Just Ahead!”

    Works for Jayne Mansfield, too.

  46. Grey

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    @mc serch: Now that you mention them, the Angels seem like a good fit for him.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Flag: That’s hilarious.

  48. Jake says:
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    Jose Reyes has Alfonso Soriano level bust written all over him.

  49. t-rex says:
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    I’d like to thank Grey and Rudy and all the razzballers for outstanding help throughout the year. I was able to reclaim the title in my keeper league with your assistance. Although I may not have asked many questions, I have read every article and every comment and all of the insight was instrumental in my win. This year’s win is important but this site has also helped set me up for the future too.

    Thanks guys. Keep the mustache groomed Grey.

  50. Grey

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    @Jake: Not if he stays healthy…

    @t-rex: No problem, glad it helped. Thanks!

  51. Jake says:
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    @Grey:

    I think we both know that he won’t stay healthy, at least as a whole. Sure, he’ll have some nice healthy half seasons at a time in the first few years (much like Soriano), but the back half of his soon to be 7-8 yr contract is gonna be an ugly one….his legs are gonna be toast and he’ll be a 20 mil/yr Rafael Furcal.

  52. Grey

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    @Jake: Sounds like a perfect Angels contract! (Actually, that’s how all contracts work nowadays.)

  53. ichirosan says:
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    Thanks for all the help this year, Grey. Won my 20-man dynasty league and got a not-too-shaby 3rd place in my RCL.

    BTW…

    Just noticed that the Fantasy Razzball Master Standings got updated… a 3rd place finish to go along with my 2nd place finish from last year :|

    Got the most raw points, but my league index murdered me

  54. @Feeding the Abscess: @chata: @Grey: Thanks, guys, for the keeper advice. I had Prince Fielder and Longoria in the first two rounds but the rules don’t allow keeping anyone from the top four rounds, so that’s out. Looks like I’ll go with Andrus and Bourn and then not worry about SBs again.

  55. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I’m may still be giddy from last night… probably, actually, since I haven’t slept… damn deadlines… anyway, this entry had me giggling like a kid hearing the word “wiener” for the first time. Love the stream of consciousness stuff.

    Tell me you caught The Real World and it’s not waiting on your Tivo. Well, I mean, only tell me if that’s the case. Don’t lie to me. I might respond with spoilers… plus it would hurt my feelings.

  56. Lance Berkman says:
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    Hi. It’s me. And I had A HELL OF A FU*KING YEAR!

  57. Boomer19 says:
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    Thanks for everything this year Grey. I don’t know what I will read with my morning coffee for a while. If you don’t mind I’ll run a keeper question by you. In my 5×5 roto league (14 teams) I was just offered Verlander for Votto. I already have A-Gon but was planning on going in with my corner spot filled. Is it worth pulling the trigger and targeting someone (a Hosmer type) later in the draft or going in strong with 1b and CI filled. (We keep six and currently I don’t have a starting pitcher) Thanks.

  58. Grey

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    @ichirosan: The index did murder you. Rudy and I were just talking about that and you in particular.

    @Enrique: Yeah, makes sense.

    @Awesomus Maximus: I watched it. Favorite line was the smart frat boy saying, “I might’ve grabbed her head, but it was in passion.” Ha! This season is gonna be hard to top the last one. And why on earth would they put someone who isn’t legal to drink in the house?

    @Lance Berkman: Ha!

    @Boomer19: No problem. I’ll be here all winter with new posts so you’ll have something to read. I’d hold Votto, or get a big offensive player for him.

  59. royce! says:
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    I drafted the worst team ever-Choo, Heyward, Dunn, Anderson, Liriano, Figgins, etc.- and you asked me at the start of the year if I punted everything. So…thanks for preparing me for a terrible h2h year. However, without your help I would not have been able to finish 9th out of 14 teams! Seriously, how could 5 teams have been worse than mine? The answer is you, Grey.

    I watched the remainders of the Braves, Rays, and Red Sox games at a bar in downtown San Diego after departing the Padres season finale. The bar exploded when the Rays clinched. It was like the Padres had just won the world series. Really goes to show how quickly a team’s popularity can plummet when they win a couple of world series and buy your hometown hero. Probably doesn’t help that Rizzo couldn’t get his avg over .200.

  60. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Grey: I think including a 19 year old is a pretty transparent attempt at creating drama via a split in the house, and that she’ll stir up some passion (heheh… that was hilarious).

    Just drafted my postseason fantasy team. 3 Teams, 6 Bats, 4 Pitchers, standard points league (only 10 moves allowed):

    Curtis Granderson
    Prince Fielder
    Mark Teixeira
    Ryan Howard
    Robinson Cano
    Ryan Braun

    Roy Halladay
    Justin Verlander
    Ian Kennedy
    Mariano Rivera

    I need some advice… nah, just kidding. My chihuahua’s bunghole is deeper than this league, we’re just doing it for a goof (the league, not my dog’s bunghole). The actual reason why I brought this league up is because the site that’s running it (fantasypostseason.com) let’s you set up the league so that a player may be owned by more than one team, which I think is a pretty cool little wrinkle. Sort of a compromise between the standard “draft your team” league and the “salary cap pick whoever you want” league.

  61. Grey

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    @royce!: Ouch, ouch, ow! So you’re saying the Cubs should be happy they haven’t won in over 100 years?

    @Awesomus Maximus: Looks like a solid team, you’re punting saves or you’re losing Verlander…

  62. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Grey: I’m punting, full stop. I’m mentally exhausted from fighting for the real league championship. As little effort as is required will be going into this fantasy postseason. I really just want to enjoy the games.

  63. Awesomus Maximus

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    Also, how funny is it that Neon Headband already has a Landon-esque stalker relationship with I Got A Man? How long until she brings some people home and he’s walking around the house with a handful of knives?

  64. VL says:
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    Grey, thanks for writing a fantastic blog. I won my H2H league; I couldn’t have done it without your help.

  65. Grey

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    @Awesomus Maximus: I can’t believe he already went psycho. That even seemed fast for The Real World. He’s also the person I predict gets kicked out of the house. I’m guessing by week 5 which is around the 10th episode.

    @VL: Thanks for the kind words! Congrats!

  66. Grey, Thanks for

    *the bad puns
    *the worse puns
    *the reference to Atlee Hammaker
    *the advice

    PS You were right about Prado. Dude was about as good as Aubrey Huff but I kept believing.

    PPS 2nd place in my 10 team standard league… 71 points, behind the guy with 93. Yowch!

    PPPS See you in 2012.

  67. nyydj2 says:
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    Entering Wednesday, the Yankees had won 925 consecutive regular season games in which they had a lead of at least seven runs at any point in the eighth inning or later. Their last loss of that kind prior to yesterday was August 18, 1953 to the Washington Senators.

  68. A2K says:
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    Grey, thanks very much for all the insight and advice, not to mention sheer (shear, if your into scissoring) entertainment. I’d like to attribute all my success this year to you. Not solely for the sound recommendations, but instead the inspiration to grow an X-rated Grey-stache (I get ranch stuck on my upper lip all the time).
    Have a nice winter, see ya next year.
    -A2K

  69. A2K says:
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    @Chata
    …and Terrence Long

  70. nyydj2 says:
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    Carlos Beltran, traded to San Fran back in July, is still leading the Mets in doubles, walks, home runs, RBI, on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS.

  71. MattG says:
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    Wasn’t sure where to post this, but I just wanted to thank the Razzball crew for helping win my league. 14 team league w/ $40 buy in. You all helped me haul in 300 big ones this year. First time I’ve ever won a league that meant anything (football or baseball). When I get my check I will have to buy a few daiquiri’s. Thanks again.

  72. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    going with the it’s-never-too-early-for-rumors theme :
    (this one’s about 24 hours old , but maybe you haven’t heard it ?)

    youkilis for cueto .

  73. royce! says:
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    @Grey: Definitely not saying that. The Red Sox have a serious problem if they care about how popular they are with Padres fans.

  74. Dude says:
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    Grey, Rudy, thanks for running such a fun site. You make the roto-experience so much better. Not sure how you have the time to write, think of jokes and still do the research to give such good advice. Other blogs pale in comparison.

  75. HebrewHammer says:
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    To all the Razzballers, thanks for another great year of Fantasy and advice.

  76. jokerman says:
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    Thanks Grey! I won my 12 team league and should probably give you a 5% commission.

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but do you only write for baseball? I need you for football and hockey!

  77. kyle e says:
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    Grey… Thanks for all the help. You insight won me a great deal of money!

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