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Guess what, ya’ll? Carl Crawford is going to hit 40 home runs and steal, like, 60 bases and hit over .350. Carl Crawford will also win the Roberto Clemente Award and the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award for his relief work off and on the field. Or so went the many years of ‘pert predictions for Carl Crawford. Then each season came and went and Crawford’s respective home run tallies look like this: 11, 15, 18, 11 and 8. Not exactly the development of power that people expected. (Show you care, take ‘roids!) So can Crawford be relied on as a keeper? Definitely. (Of course, depending on the circumstances.) Will Crawford develop the power that has been lusted after for so long? Doesn’t look that way. 20 home runs might be his ceiling, but ten to fifteen home runs with forty steals gives him solid keeper value. Now for this week’s keeper post I’m going to look at some guys that are more or less Carl Crawford. Anyway, here’s some more fantasy baseball keepers to keep and not keep for next season:

Psyche! Before we get into that, I wanted to point out a scheduling adjustment. Fridays used to be our weekly Buy/Sell. Well, that’s gone for the offseason and keepers will now be on Friday. As they say in Jamaica — carry on (your head)!

KEEP

Jacoby Ellsbury – Profiles as a Cheap Carl Crawford, which can also be expressed as, “No way, Longoria! You ate so much more than me. We’re not splitting the check evenly.”

Matt Kemp – Can be what the ‘perts always thought Carl Crawford would be, so Matt Kemp is a Best Case Scenario Carl Crawford — a number three hitter who hits twenty-five home runs and steals forty bases. Otherwise known as “Carl Crawford wearing his big boy pants.”

Alexis Rios – Rios performed almost exactly like an Underperforming Carl Crawford. Though next year, Rios could easily produce more home runs and less steals making him a candidate for the Looked Like an Underperforming Carl Crawford Last Year and This Year He Looks Like Corey Hart. (If you don’t have to read that last sentence more than once, then you’ve smoked too much pot in your life.)

DON’T KEEP

Ichiro Suzuki – A Japanese Carl Crawford. I don’t think Ichiro will be completely unusable, but he stole 9 bases in the 2nd half this year and hit 3 home runs. Imagine if he hits ten home runs, steals twenty-five and hits .320 next year, would that be something you’d be interested in?

Milton Bradley – An Angry, Injury-Prone Carl Crawford that will stick a hot poker into your eye if you say anything bad about him, then he will burn his little pinkie with that same poker and miss a month of the season without ever going on the DL.

  1. Lolhamburger says:
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    With his 8 HRs and 43 SBs this year, I have been wondering if B.J. Upton will turn out to be another Carl Crawford. In reference to that dystopian future where B.J. Upton’s promised power never arrives, would we call him Days of Future Past Carl Crawford? Maybe some time-traveling fantasy player from the future can come back and warn us not to draft B.J. Upton for the HRs which never come!

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Lolhamburger: “Days of Future Past Carl Crawford” I like that! I would’ve mentioned Upton, but I had mentioned him in a keeper post not that long ago. I actually have hope that Upton will be what Crawford never became. So maybe he’s The ‘Perts Preseason Expectations of Carl Crawford. Or maybe Upton too will be a disappointment. I’m optimistic because the ball jumps off of Upton’s bat, while Crawford has more of a line drive swing.

  3. Lolhamburger says:
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    For the next 3 days, who do you like more? Hoffpauir, Cruz or Shealy? Hoffpauir plays 3 at Milwaukee and will probably face more determined pitching. Cruz plays 3 at Anaheim against less determined pitching, but will not have the Arlington advantage. Shealy has 3 games at Minnesota, also against presumably more determined pitching.

    Hoffpauir looks to be batting 3rd. Cruz usually bats 7th. Shealy bats 4th or 5th. Not sure if that argues for using Hoffpauir over the others, especially if the Cubs are resting key starters.

  4. Shogun says:
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    @Grey: I sonuvabenched Greinke and Lohse a couple days ago when I forgot to change my lineup when I was traveling, and it looks like it’s going to cost me the title in Behrens’ league. I can’t believe I’m going to look back on fantasy baseball ’08 and one of my main memories will be regretting not starting Kyle freakin’ Lohse. At least in fantasy baseball Kyle can’t beat down his manager’s virtual office door with a baseball bat.

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Lolhamburger: Hoffpauir, Cruz then Shealy, would be the order I’d want them.

    @Shogun: Nooooo!!! I wanted to hold you up to the fantasy baseball ‘perts and say this dooode beat some Yahoo schmohawk with my advice. Oh, Shogun.

  6. Shogun says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, I let down the Razzball nation on this one. And I’m usually a vigilant manager too. I still have a chance, but it’s a lot slimmer than it would’ve been if I had those two wins. Oh, and Grey, I’m gonna make a donation to the Pina Colada fund here in a few days, too.

  7. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Shogun: Now, now, 2nd place would still make us proud. Not *as* proud, but proud nevertheless.

  8. BigFatHippo says:
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    Hey@Grey: Sunday I have Hamels, Shields, Bills (probably won’t pitch).

    I’ll be about 5 IP down and will get stats from all pitchers right? Should I throw all my RP too?

    Broxton, K-rod, Devine, Ziggy

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Yeah, you’ll get stats from everyone. Without knowing how the categories stack up, I’d throw everyone. Of course, if someone is real close in ERA and you have no points to gain on Wins or KS then I wouldn’t pitch people. Depends on the situation…

  10. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Yeah I’m worried about ERA and whip, wins and Ks are sowed up. Although Ziggy and Devine actualy help in ERA and whip.

    Basically I’m just trying to thrash the competition. Up 14 pts so not worried about 2nd. Like Steve, I’m a greedy bastard.

    “Greed is good.” Gordon Gecko

  11. BigFatHippo says:
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    *Typo

  12. BigFatHippo says:
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    BTW, Skip Schumaker is The Mini Feces of Carl Crawford.

  13. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: @Grey: I’m not really greedy. It’s just all my complaining that makes me look that way.

  14. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I wouldn’t start anyone if I couldn’t be caught. But that’s just me. Conservative.

    How about The Little Turd of Carl Crawford?

  15. Steve says:
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    Oh – and apologies in advance to all Arroyo owners but I really need that bastard to get lit up today.

  16. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: “Consider it done.” Albert Pujols.

  17. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Teve: You are greedy.

  18. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Ha! My opponent actually owns His Phatness, but I’m up by 11 in HRs and about 25 in RBI so Albert has the green light from me today!

  19. Steve says:
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    Well it hasn’t taken long for the first complaint of the day!
    Benched Hanley to get Bartlett in my lineup cos steals are all I care about now.
    And the Fish are out of it and Hanley has a gimpy shoulder.
    So he won’t steal, will he?

  20. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Teve: If Hanley’s in the lineup, you have to play Hanley.

  21. Ryan Ludwick says:
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    @Steve: @BigFatHippo: Don’t forget about me.

  22. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, broke a cardinal one there. Just couldn’t see how he would be giving it 100%.
    It is the Mets, I suppose.

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Ryan Ludwick: You need to do it a couple more years first.

    @Steve: Good games going on tonight. Do you get any of them in NZ?

  24. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: The way I see it, I could trade my RCL team for my money league and still win it. But I don’t wanna chance it.

    Anyway, the PCs are on me tonight, toast!

  25. Steve says:
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    We’ve got Cubs v Brewers today. But the family is generally not too impressed if I park in front of the TV for three hours.
    Explaining the fantasy implications won’t help either ;-)

  26. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: What, you get one game a day? Per week?

  27. BigFatHippo says:
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    Alyssa Milano is on Cardinals pregame in the dugout. Does this mean Wainwright is the next victim?

    Ludwick will be sporting considerably more wood tonight.

  28. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: $5 says Wainwright has cold sores in spring training.

  29. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Pina Coladas, I’ve got it in the bag so donated early, enjoy.

  30. Steve says:
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    @Grey: 3-4 a week. Whatever is on ESPN I think.

  31. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Ha

    I’d take that chance if I were him.

  32. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Oh shit! That was you? Thanks a lot, man. I appreciate it.

  33. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I’d go crazy. I’m literally watching 3-4 right now.

  34. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Actually, I’d marry Milano. She’s wonderful.

  35. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Don’t mention it, enjoy.

    Izturis just got a hug from Alyssa, get him in the lineup boys. Most wood he’ll carry all year.

  36. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Hopefully he doesn’t slide into second head first.

  37. BigFatHippo says:
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    Utley seems to have come alive in the nick of time. Watch out for the Phils in the playoffs.

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I don’t think the Phils have the pitching necessary for the playoffs.

  39. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Ha, I can see it now……

    Izturis left the game in the bottom of the 3rd with an undisclosed groin injury.

  40. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Probably not, but I have to root for somebody. Phils from the NL and I would love to see the Rays win it all.

  41. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Wouldn’t be in any hurry to have kids, then!

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I’d love to see the Rays, as well.

    They seem like they’re in one of those dream seasons where nothing can stop them. Crawford goes down, whatever — Longoria goes down, no biggie. Now watch they lose to the Twins in the opening round.

    @Steve: Nah, I’m not rushing into any of that.

  43. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: @Steve: Ah yes, the dreaded Kaz Matsui Syndrome. Better than Gehrig’s I guess.

  44. Ryan Ludwick says:
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    @Grey: In yo face, Razzball guy.

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Ryan Ludwick: Careful, or I won’t rank you in my preseason OF post.

  46. Steve says:
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    Go Cards!

  47. cubbies299 says:
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    Brian Roberts, Carl Crawford’s brother from another mother? At least he showed he cared with a steroids speculation scandal. I’m still waiting for that 20 HR season and so help me god I’ll drafting him until one of us dies, retires, or cracks the top 20 in ADP (think I got a shot?).

  48. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @cubbies299: You need to invest your energy in a different overrated 2nd basemen. I’d even look at Phillips (who I don’t like) before Roberts. He’s like the Mike Lowell of 2nd basemen. One year 20 HRs, one year 8. One year 25 steals, one year 50. Feh.

  49. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Speaking of 2B, I’m bidding top dollar on Scrappy Doo next year.

    Won’t be able to afford Utley, Pedroia’s the next best thing don’t ya think?

  50. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I liked Pedroia a lot coming into this year. Hopefully he doesn’t win too much or any hardware this offseason in the way of awards so his price doesn’t get too inflated. So, as of right now, I like him for next year, but I’m not sure what his market price will be.

  51. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Just checked, he went for $3 in my league so he’ll probably be a keeper. I kept Utley or woulda been bidding on him.

    Gonna do some trade offers now, what a bargain at $8 next year.

  52. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Albert could have hit that one through the green monster, wow.

    Go Cards indeed.

  53. Ryan Ludwick says:
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    @Grey: Rank me in the top 5, gonna get some of what Hamilton’s smokin.

  54. scott says:
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    OK Party People, I’m in a three-way tie for second place and can’t decide whether to start Vazquez or Garza manana. I need strikeouts and WHIP — which is like a 7-10 split in bowling. Anyway, I’ve only got 30 innings to play with and I’m starting Nolasco and C. Young on Sat and Kuroda on Sun. I’m feeling like the Rays will mail it in tomorrow if they clinch tonight and Vazquez is Vazquez, very up and down.

  55. Freak says:
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    WHAT THE HELL, SEATTLE?!?!?

    GRHADKFL;JSFA

    Putz is your closer, use him, damnit.

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: re: Pujols, Wow, just saw the replay.

    @Ryan Ludwick: You’ll be lucky to be in the top 20. Now chillax.

    @scott: “I need strikeouts and WHIP — which is like a 7-10 split in bowling.” — Ha, that’s a solid line. Nice.

    re: Garza and Vazquez — Frankly, neither are a good start. I’d only consider Vazquez because they need to win. Though that didn’t help him last time out. Garza? No way. The Rays will baby him and he hasn’t been good lately.

  57. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Freak: I hear that frustration. Putz got rocked yesterday, that might have something to do with it. He might be shutdown for the year.

  58. scott says:
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    @ Grey — Yeah, I know, Vazquez is a crapshoot. He crapped out last start and now he’s been called out by Ozzie. It’ll be interesting. I’ll probably just sonuvabench’em.

  59. cubbies299 says:
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    Hey… Who should I start today? Teixeira (clinch-bench special), Chipper (day-to-day with god knows what assortment of injuries), or milledge (yawn)?

  60. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @cubbies299: The one that starts? If Tex starts, you obviously have to play him, Chipper next then Milledge. I’m guessing you have to choose prior to the start of all games for all of them, so I’d go Milledge, at least you know he’ll be in the lineup.

  61. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****BTW, I HAVE A WEDDING TO GO TO TODAY FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE DAY, SO I’M NOT GOING TO BE BY THE COMPUTER. HELP EACH OTHER, WOULD YA?

  62. cruisinkc says:
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    Okay I need 3 more quality starts to gain a couple points that could potentially move me into 3rd in my money league. So I picked up 6 pitchers for tomorrows games. I can’t afford to absolutely get lit up so I was wondering which pitchers have the best chances at QS.
    Kuroda @SF
    Shields @Det
    Jurrjens @Hou
    Millwood @LAA
    Duckworth @ Min
    Wakefield vs NYY

  63. cruisinkc says:
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    Also add to that group
    Outman @Sea

  64. Irish says:
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    I know I’m late to the party, but how is there no mention of my favorite Crawford Clone, Shane Victorino? The Flyin’ Hawaiian has put up a .290/101/14/58/36 line this year in 145 games, which is as good as anybody can reasonably expect out of Crawford anymore.

    I know you guys love you some Victorino, so why the snub?

  65. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Irish: Probably because we do love us some Flyin Hawaiian. You pretty well get what you expect out of Victorino, Crawford, not so much.

    @cruisinkc: Shields can’t get you a quality start, they’ll pull him early. Kuroda maybe, Millwood maybe, can’t imagine Angels will play everyone. Wakefield maybe if they even play that game.

  66. Steve says:
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    @Josh Anderson: Uh, these home runs are nice and all, but any chance of a stolen base today?

  67. Grey

    Grey says:
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    a’la Dr. Nick — “Hey, everybody!”

    @cruisinkc: I’d go Kuroda, Millwood, Jurrjens, punt. If your ERA and WHIP are really that precarious, I wouldn’t go with anyone but Kuroda.

    @Irish: Victorino’s my boy! I’d probably say he’s Underrated Carl Crawford. I remember in the beginning of 08 people were asking if they should pickup Victorino off waivers. His numbers on waivers is ridiculous.

    @Steve: Feed the greed, Anderson.

  68. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Ha! Don’t think I didn’t know that one was coming, Albright.

    And not only am I not greedy, I never glory in anyone else’s misfortune.

    In your face, Ervin Santana!

    See?

  69. Freak says:
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    Jurrjens isn’t starting anymore.

    Abort!

  70. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Are you ducking out of the wedding reception to post from the laptop you’ve got stashed in the car?

    Will post in the forums once Yahoo updates. Be great if you could respond. Daylight Saving Time started here today so it should mean I can act on any suggestions before play starts…

  71. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Nah, I’m back home now. I should be up for a little while, so I’ll check for it.

  72. vinko says:
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    @Grey: Need a little help from my friends. Could you rank these pitchers for today?

    Litsch
    Baek
    Rodriguez, W
    Miner

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @vinko: Litsch, Wandy, Miner, Baek…

    ***Guys, don’t forget about Odalis Perez today. He’s facing the Phils who have just clinced and will be sitting everyone. It’s not a guarantee he wins because he is Odalis, but he’s a decent bet.

  74. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: It’s Sunday Grey and you know what that means. Football baby.

    Benched all my players today, pitchers and bats. Looks like I’m gettin a 10 pt win, show me the money.

    Bout time I won one of these fricken things, pretty tired of finishing second, thanks for your help. Long live Razzball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: It’s Sunday Grey and you know what that means. Football baby!

    Baseball was very good to me though, 10 pt win. Benched all my players today, gave em the day off.

    Show us the money.

    Bout time I won one of these things, was gettin tired of finishing second. Thanks for your help buddy, Long Live Razzball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Freak says:
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    “Mariano Rivera – Done for the year with a sore shoulder. I imagine Girardi’s so pissed at the mess Torre left him that he can’t even watch a movie that stars Paul Sorvino. Joba Chamberlain will close in Mariano’s place.”

    I’m calling for a retroactive fact check.

  77. Wombaty says:
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    Papel-Kazaam anyone?

  78. BigFatHippo says:
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    Ha

    Spent too long at the bar I guess, thought that other message didn’t go through. Totally mangled my E address and changed it at the last second.

    Anyway, what’s your plans for the offseason? Any other jobs or do you just vacation?

  79. Freak says:
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    Also: Good thing I didn’t listen to you.

  80. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Freak: There was no reason Mo-Ri was in there, but I’ll take the razz.

    @Wombaty: That’s a Kazaam all right. No idea why he was in the game either.

    @BigFatHippo: I’ll be right here all offseason talking about 08 and looking ahead to 09.

  81. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Right on.

    Looking forward to next year, gonna win again.

  82. BSA says:
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    Hippo you gonna be an offseason razzer?
    Grey, I this the second full season with Razzball? Either way, what have your membership numbers looked like since you began? Or is that info classified?

    this site and the regular commenters made for a fun 08. We all know how I did in the RCL and I finished second in my H2H league. Last year I finished fourth so I am pretty pleased with the improvement and the heads up I received here.

  83. Freak says:
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    By the by, that Crawford pic creeps me out every time I load the page.

  84. Steve says:
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    Crikey – things almost turned very nasty in Seattle for a minute there.

  85. cubbies299 says:
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    Braun, Krisby, Konerko, and Uggla give me one of the greatest last-day offensive comebacks ever. Also got 21 scoreless innings from Kuroda, CG Sabathia, and Baker to overcome a .3 ERA and 2 W deficit. As long as I can hold either 2 TB, a 2RBI, or a .06 avg lead, I will be declared victorious. He has Damon and Nady going into the 2nd game though, so I’m worried. I wonder if that game’s even gonna get played. I obviously have a bias in the matter. If I win, I promise to keep Krispy no matter how much he doesn’t deserve it.

  86. Freak says:
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    It’s all but official, I’m going to win 3 out of my 4 leagues.

    2 H2H and one roto.

    I’m amazing.

  87. RT says:
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    I just logged on to StatTracker with Yahoo. Yesterday, I was in second by 10 points – 170.5 to 160.5. I’m waiting for the Yankees/Sox game, but as it stands right now, I am up 166 to 165. I cannot believe it!!!! I had Jimenez, Lincecum and Listch go today. My very last transaction was to pick up Freddy Garcia for tomorrow. I’d need 5Ks to stay in front.

    I cannot believe it, but I am watching STat Tracker with baited breath

  88. Steve says:
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    @RT: I don’t think tomorrow’s stats count, do they?

  89. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BSA: I’m gonna Razz you all your life Summerdog. Offseason or not.

    Good showing in the RCL, we didn’t come close but kept it interesting. You’re a good sport.

    Half season leagues are the afterbirth of Roto and H2H copulation, don’t step in it.

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    @BigFatHippo: Yeah it was fun – It looks like Grey and Razzball have some league plans for next year. I would like to see the first RCL maintained in 2009 while weeding out the 2 or 3 quitters to make it a 14 team league.
    As to being a good sport my family may disagree. She thinks I’ve been cranky because of the extra classwork and lack of sleep from the kids. HA! Little does she know I am a closet razzer. I want a new drug, one that won’t make me sick.
    As to my showing in the RCL in the end I looked at the points I kept getting to maintain my shitty position as less points for others. I also began figuring out what I was looking for and how to find it.

  91. RT says:
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    @Steve:
    I’m pretty sure they do given that it is a make-up game. I’ve been looking around trying to find out.

  92. RT says:
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    @RT:

    Never mind: Yahoo just posted this:

    The Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball season ended with the games played on Sunday, September 28th. Statistics from the Tigers vs. White Sox game on Monday, September 29th, will NOT count in fantasy scoring.

  93. Steve says:
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    @RT: from my league homepage:

    “The Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball season ended with the games played on Sunday, September 28th. Statistics from the Tigers vs. White Sox game on Monday, September 29th, will NOT count in fantasy scoring.”

  94. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BSA: “I want a new drug” Ha.

    Please don’t make your name Huey Lewis next year, cause that would just be lame.

    How’s your football team doing?

  95. BSA says:
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    @BigFatHippo:
    Name next year will stay as is. It works for me the eternal Red Sox dirtdog fan.
    You know I haven’t ventured into football. I like my Pats and really am kind of ignorant about some of the categories and players beyond the AFC. Not a good combo because as far as I know it Patriots players don’t always make good fantasy players.

    Plus being a teacher my life gets crazy in September when I would need to focus on a fantasy team.

    We’ll see how I feel in a couple of weeks after no fantasy baseball. I think Razzball commenting might get me through.

  96. BSA says:
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    @Grey: membership was wrong word choice. I thought I did something to login in which makes me think you would have some numbers on readership.

    Either way great work here!

  97. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BSA: Brady and Moss would beg to differ last year. What a combo, I had Moss.

    Gotta root against your Sox man, Bay Rays all the way.

  98. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BSA: No, I don’t have any numbers. You guys send your emails in when you comment or signup for the forum, but I dream about spamming anyone. Not my style. Thanks, man. Glad you had a good season.

    Guys, there will be post all winter. This doesn’t have to be goodbye.

  99. BSA says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Root away! When they lose you’ll be squealing like a pig and your Halloween costume will be complete.
    Then again the realist in me is nervous to travel to the West Coast. Yet I would love to see either a Sox/Cubby or Sox/Mannywood Series. Now that’s drama and storylines galore.

  100. BSA says:
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    @Grey: Yeah I know the Razzball season is all year. Just thought the final day of the regular season was a good time to acknowledge your work. Aside from the baseball advice and laughs you’ve allowed some good people to come together and share some trash and laughs.

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    @BSA: Sox vs. Mannywood would be intriguing, never thought of that.

    How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck Manny over the Green Monster, Chuck? Damn, that’s even hard to type…..

  102. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BSA: Manny vs. Sawx would be great drama or anyone vs. the Cubs.

  103. BSA says:
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    @Grey: Do the Sawx pitch to him or plunk him? Torre, Garciaparra, and Lowe would also add to the hype and sidestories. Nomah and Lowe didn’t exactly leave Beantown on the best of terms.

  104. BSA says:
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    @BigFatHippo: The Ray’s story line would be Cinderella – been there done that. Celtics 2008 comes to mind.

  105. Grey

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    @BSA: Nomah makes it through two rounds of playoffs to play?

  106. Grey

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    @BSA: Oh the Rays would be fun too. Going to be a good postseason.

  107. BSA says:
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    @Grey: Nomah Ha! Wouldn’t you hope he would be motivated by something?

    As a baseball fan I want a Rays/Sawx ALCS. Then I begrudgingly would want the chips to fall where they may. I am still waiting for that dropoff due to inexperience everyone has been talking about since August.

    Here’s an 09 question – Pedroia for MVP in the AL? Was this year a flash in the pan?
    From my side of the fence I like his scrappiness but damn that swing and that fram are hard to figure out.

  108. Grey

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    @BSA: He’s a 15/20 and .300 player in that park. At 2nd base, that’s a player you want to have. I like Pedroia. Just not sure if he’ll be affordable if he wins any offseason hardware.

  109. p0rk burn says:
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    As things currently stand in the RCL is sitting in a tie. The JOB Squad and the Bacon Bits are tied up at 135. I feel like the Mets giving up that many points in a day. If the tie-breaker is ERA I’ll have to be content in 2nd. The JOBbers are sitting in first place in that category.

    Here’s hoping the extra-innings Boston-Yankees game somehow affects the scoring enough so that one of us is a clear-cut victor. Championships based on tie-breakers are like deciding a draw in boxing with a game of Chess. Now the full-blown sport of Chess-boxing, on the other hand, is an entirely different thing which I wholeheartedly support.

  110. BSA says:
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    Damn – Crusin’ dropped right back. A lot of us thought she would be literally “Cruis’n” across the kick our ass line like Palin comin’ out of nowhere.

  111. Grey

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    @p0rk burn: Oh, man. For real? That’s some cold shit.

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