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Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Who won week one? Before I answer that question let’s talk about the top batters from the week. Paul Goldschmidt and J.T. Realmuto led the way with 32 points. Goldschmidt is an Unpickable. Despite this fact, he was picked by one competitor, turning 32 points into zero. Realmuto was not picked by anyone. The next top hitter was Brandon Belt, who totaled 31 points. Belt was selected by four people. One of these people was the winner. In addition to Belt, the winner also chose Ian Kinsler and Justin Turner. The winner from week one, with a total of 70 points, was Chris Montgomery. Congratulations Chris on earning a bid into the playoffs in just the first week.

Here are the top five finishers from Week 1…

Chris Montgomery (70 points) – Brandon Belt (31), Ian Kinsler (18) and Justin Turner (21)
Manley Ramirez (69) – Carlos Santana (24), Yasiel Puig (29) and Robinson Cano (16)
Tony (68) – Khris Davis (25), Ryan Braun (16) and George Springer (27)
Grey (67) – Carlos Santana (24), Yasiel Puig (29) and Jose Ramirez (14)
Alcesto (64) – Wil Myers (21), Mark Reynolds (27) and Albert Pujols (16)

Hats off the J.T. Realmuto and his big start to 2017. While he might have tied Goldschmidt in points, Realmuto accomplished the feat in seven less plate appearances. In my opinion, that makes him the week one MVP. Did I mention he’s a catcher. Buster who? Biceps Sanchez who? Lucroy? More like Whocroy?

Week 2

In week two there are 74 competitors vying to join Chris Montgomery in the winners circle. Of those 74, three people picked an unpickable player. I wonder if anyone will ever win a week despite picking an Unpickable. I doubt it, but would be kinda cool to see. Remember an unpickable gets you zero points for just that player.

The most selected batter was Wil Myers who was picked by 14 entrants. Those 14 people must be thrilled with his performance so far which includes a rare cycle. At the moment he has 24 points. The current leader, with 35 points, is Yoenis Cespedes, who has already hit five home runs. Cespedes was picked by nine people. Marcel Ozuna is second with 27 points. No one picked Ozuna. When asked for a comment Ozuna said “Ozuna no happy”.

The current leader for week two is Tony C with 74 points. His picks are Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes and Giancarlo Stanton. In second place, with 68 points, is Trevor who selected Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes and Brian Dozier. Can Dozier catch and surpass Stanton? Find out right here next week.

For those trying to figure out what the heck this whole contest is all about, please re-read last week’s post containing the rules. For those too lazy to click and read, here are the basic rules. Each week you pick three batters (no pitchers). A week (scoring period) runs from Monday through Sunday. You must have your picks submitted by 11:00 AM EDT on Monday mornings. You submit your picks by leaving a comment in the comments section of that’s week’s contest post. Comment timestamps will be used to break any ties. Once you pick a player, you cannot pick that player again in any subsequent week. A card laid is a card played. This means that once you announce your picks in the comments section, you cannot change them. It doesn’t matter the reason.

The last thing to mention are the unmentionables. Actually they are called Unpickables. You cannot pick an unpickable. Well you can, but you will get zero points.

The Unpickables

Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
Jose Altuve
Nolan Arenado
Paul Goldschmidt
Anthony Rizzo
Bryce Harper
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
Josh Donaldson
Manny Machado
Joey Votto
Miguel Cabrera
Bill Lumbergh

Each week is a new contest, but your weekly points will count towards your total points in the season long standings. The season will run fifteen weeks. At the end of the season there will be a five week playoff competition. In order to qualify for the playoffs you need to either win a weekly contest or finish in the top three overall season standings. That’s it. If you win more than one week and/or finish in the top three, you still only get one entry into the playoffs. However the person that finishes the regular season with the most points (first place), will be allowed to pick players from the Unpickables list during the playoffs (one per week). The winner of the playoffs will receive a brand new Razzball tee shirt. And that’s me plagiarizing me from last week. Cut and paste is your friend.

The scoring system that will be used for this contest is as follows:
1B(+1), 2B(+2), 3B(+3), HR(+4), RBI(+1), R(+1), SO(-1), BB(+1), SB(+1), CS(-1)

In case you don’t remember who you’ve already picked, you can refer to the attached spreadsheet which shows you everyone’s picks.

Selected players spreadsheet.

Newcomers welcome. Just because you missed last week’s contest doesn’t mean you can’t join this week. Remember all you have to do is win one week (any week) and you’re in the playoffs!

 
  1. Raider says:
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    Idk if its not loading for me or possibly the spreadsheet isn’t attached

    • Raider says:
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      @Raider: Got it

      • malamoney says:
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        @Raider: Cool

  2. PB&J says:
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    Pollock, Freeman, and Odor

    • malamoney says:
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      @PB&J: Got it.

  3. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Quick Q: My MI position is killing me in a H2H 12 team Points league. Going forward, who do. You like best? Forsyth, Neil Walker, Josh Harrison, Scooter Gennett or Howie Kendrick. Not the best options, but I waited too long drafting. Thanks!

    • malamoney says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Who is your current middle infield? Also remember, we are not even two weeks into the season yet.

      I like Forsythe out of that group.

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @malamoney: Valid point. Currently, I’m starting Forsyth, Zobrist, and Addison Russell. I also have Walker on the bench.

        • malamoney says:
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          @Mickey Maloney: Way too early to be concerned…

  4. Benintending to Make a Username says:
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    Thames, Arenado, Stanton

  5. Raider says:
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    Lindor
    Margot
    Grey’s MCM Max Kepler

    • malamoney says:
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      @Raider: Ok

  6. Tony says:
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    Thanks! Margot, Jake Lamb, Myers

    • malamoney says:
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      @Tony: In

  7. jack florida says:
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    freeman, eaton, hanley ramirez

  8. billychapel84 says:
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    braun, belt, yelich

  9. Tony C says:
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    Freeman, Springer, Encarnacion

    • malamoney says:
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      @Tony C: Got it.

  10. Tony C says:
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    Looks like week 1 I put “Tony C” (no period), and last week I put “Tony C.” (with a period). Does that matter? Hoping it doesn’t show as two different teams.

    • malamoney says:
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      @Tony C: I’ll take care of it. Thanks for the heads up.

  11. Don't Under Do it says:
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    D. Murphy
    S. Marte
    C. Seager

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Murphy Freeman Cespedes

  13. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey Mal,

    Here are my picks for week 3.
    Trumbo, Pujols and Todd Frazier

  14. Jeff P says:
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    Dozier, Freeman, Lamb

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jeff P: All set.

  15. Travis groner says:
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    Encarnacion,Longoria,Margot

  16. Zubaz says:
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    I don’t see my name there. I wasn’t in week 1, but I was in week 2

    • malamoney says:
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      @Zubaz: The standings only reflect what is official. Currently that is only week 1.

  17. Grey

    Grey says:
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    George Springer, Andrew Benintendi, Adam Jones

    • malamoney says:
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      @Grey: All set.

  18. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Seager, Benintendi, and Freeman.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @malamoney: Corey BTW should have specified!

  19. Muskogee Joe says:
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    Robinson Cano,Miguel Sano and Stephen Piscotty

  20. Jerseyjon says:
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    Hanley Ramirez Chris Davis Schwarber

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jerseyjon: Done

  21. malamoney says:
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    My picks: Lindor, Freeman and Springer

  22. Travis Wilson says:
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    Billy Hamilton, Brian Dozier, Wil Myers

  23. Assy says:
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    Cespedes, Corey Seager, ozuna

    • malamoney says:
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      @Assy: Ok

  24. Aaron Brecek says:
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    Francisco Lindor, Robinson Cano, Xander Bogaerts

  25. Mike_Vee_ says:
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    George Springer, Nomar Mazara, Freddie Freeman

    • malamoney says:
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      @Mike_Vee_: You got it.

  26. alcesto says:
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    Justin Turner, George Springer, Robbie Cano

    • malamoney says:
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      @alcesto: Ok

  27. Nick says:
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    Abreu
    Villar
    Encarnacion

    played week1
    missed week2 ! didnt see your post :(

    Nick

    • malamoney says:
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      @Nick: You’re in. This post goes up every Friday. Or follow me on Twitter for reminders…

  28. James says:
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    Lindor Ozuna Cespedes

    • malamoney says:
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      @James: Sounds good.

  29. Denhusk says:
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    Duvall, Margot & Belt

    • malamoney says:
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      @Denhusk: Yep

  30. Zubaz says:
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    Margot, Dickerson, Haniger

    • malamoney says:
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      @Zubaz: Locked

  31. Shivdaddy says:
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    Matt Carpenter, Edwin Encarnacion, Travis Shaw

    • malamoney says:
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      @Shivdaddy: All set.

  32. CaptMorg says:
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    Brandon Drury, Carlos Gomez, Ryan Schimpf

    • malamoney says:
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      @CaptMorg: Now there’s a unique set of three.

  33. steinbrenner youth says:
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    trevor story
    daniel murphy
    brian doziet

  34. Blanky says:
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    Marte, Haniger, LeMahieu

    • malamoney says:
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      @Blanky: You’re in.

  35. Blackjack says:
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    Kepler, Mazara, Thames

    Thanks!

    • malamoney says:
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      @Blackjack: Ok

  36. Just a lonely Terrorist says:
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    So dwelling in a spider hole with me this week will be:
    Braun
    Odor
    Polanco

  37. The Padre says:
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    Brian Dozier
    Rougned Odor
    Jonathan Villar

    • malamoney says:
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      @The Padre: All set.

  38. Veedon says:
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    Matt Carpenter
    Dexter Fowler
    Edwin Encarnacion

    • malamoney says:
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      @Veedon: Locked in.

  39. thor da man says:
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    Freeman, Lindor, Mazara

    First Week typed name as Scott Dalton and Second Week as Thor da Man. Can you make both under Thor. Thanks

    • malamoney says:
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      @thor da man: I will take a look and make sure email addresses matchup.

  40. FBV says:
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    Jonathan Villar Mil
    Starling Marte Pit
    Edwin Encarnacion Cle

    • malamoney says:
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      @FBV: All set.

  41. Jon U says:
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    D’Arnard, Odor, Thames

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jon U: In

  42. Steve-O says:
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    Pollack, Lindor, Napoli

    Thanks! Hate that I missed last week…

    • malamoney says:
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      @Steve-O: Follow me on twitter and you won’t miss them…

  43. BadBirdsofBMORE says:
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    Week 3

    Ryan Zimmerman, Brandon Crawford, Randal Grichuk

    BadBirdsofBMORE

  44. King Homer says:
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    X.Bogaerts
    Y.Cespedes
    M.Sano

    • malamoney says:
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      @King Homer: You got it.

  45. Robert Leiker says:
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    Freeman, Odor, Lindor

  46. sTp says:
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    week 3: N. Mazara, C. Correa, F. Lindor

    • malamoney says:
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      @sTp: All set.

  47. kenly0 says:
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    Encarnacion
    G. Springer
    Matt Carpenter

    • malamoney says:
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      @kenly0: Count it.

  48. Larry Chip 10 says:
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    Freddie Freeman
    Albert Pujols
    Jake Lamb

  49. LenFuego says:
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    Freddie Freeman
    Wil Myers
    Miguel Sano

  50. malamoney says:
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    Current Leaderboard for Week 2:

    Tony C – 73 points (Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes, Giancarlo Stanton)
    Trevor – 73 points (Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes, Brian Dozier)
    Thor da Man – 64 points (Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes, Trevor Story)
    The Great Knoche – 60 points (Andrew Benintendi, Yoenis Cespedes, Dustin Pedroia)
    Jeff P – 59 points (Francisco Lindor, Hunter Renfroe, Yoenis Cespedes)

    • LenFuego says:
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      @malamoney: Hmmmm there seems to be a common thread running betwixt all those teams.

      • malamoney says:
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        @LenFuego: The fact that none of them picked Buster Posey?

        • LenFuego says:
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          @malamoney: Exactly. Oh, and maybe that they did pick, as Grey would say, Suppeddis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, Tony top five two weeks in a row?

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Two different Tony’s. Week one was Tony and week two is Tony C.

  51. Shivdaddy says:
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    Not related to contest but, gladiator type chant; Thames! Thames! Thames!

    • malamoney says:
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      @Shivdaddy: Are you not entertained!

  52. Dusty says:
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    Springer, Lindor, Andrus

    • malamoney says:
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      @Dusty: Ok

  53. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Kyle Schwarber
    Stephen Piscotty
    Adam Jones

  54. Aaronl13 says:
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    Hanley Ramirez, Matt Carpenter, Francisco Lindor

    • malamoney says:
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      @Aaronl13: You’re in.

  55. Foul balls says:
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    Stanton, arenado, myers

    • malamoney says:
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      @Foul balls: Locked, but you’ve picked an Unpickable…

  56. malamoney says:
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    Standings as of Sunday morning:

    Tony C. – 77 points (Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes, Giancarlo Stanton)
    Trevor – 72 points (Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes, Brian Dozier)
    Jeff P – 68 points (Francisco Lindor, Hunter Renfroe, Yoenis Cespedes)
    Thor da Man – 65 points (Wil Myers, Yoenis Cespedes, Trevor Story)
    Shivdaddy – 62 points (Andrew McCutchen, Wil Myers, Andrew Benintendi)
    Muskogee Joe – 60 points (Daniel Murphy, Yoenis Cespedes, Starling Marte)

  57. Blinds says:
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    Week 3:
    Yoenis Cespedes
    Mitch Moreland
    Zack Cozart

    • malamoney says:
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      @Blinds: In

  58. Fungazi says:
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    K Davis, Duvall, Stanton

    • malamoney says:
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      @Fungazi: Locked

  59. Mickey says:
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    Lindor
    Freeman
    Marte

    • malamoney says:
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      @Mickey: Ok

  60. B. Rabbit says:
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    Thames, D. Fowler, M. Carpenter

    • malamoney says:
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      @B. Rabbit: You’re all set.

  61. The Great Knoche says:
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    Haniger, Encarnacion, Napoli

  62. Can't Spell Wrong without RON says:
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    Mitch Moreland, Yoenis Cespedes, Eric Thames

  63. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Malamoney!

    16 team H2H points league… redraft

    I was offered his Posey (DL) Desmond (DL) and Graveman for my S. Leon and Syndergaard. What do you think?

    SP are 5pts. (W) -3 pts. (L) 3 pts. (QS) 0.5 pts. (K)

    my other SPs are Gausman, Maeda, Pineda, T. Walker, Cobb, Ryu, Wacha, Folty.

    • malamoney says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks. I’d probably hold onto Syndergaard.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @malamoney: sounds good! Thanks…

  64. Water says:
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    Daniel Murphy
    Jose Ramirez
    Eric Thames

    • malamoney says:
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      @Water: Word

  65. Adam E says:
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    George Springer
    Mike Napoli
    Robinson Cano

    • malamoney says:
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      @Adam E: Locked in.

  66. BC says:
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    Thames
    Murphy ( Daniel)
    McCutchen

    • malamoney says:
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      @BC: All set.

  67. Icalltails says:
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    Reynolds, Haniger, Moreland

    • malamoney says:
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      @Icalltails: All set.

  68. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Freeman, Schwarber, Mauer

  69. TheTheory says:
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    Addison Russell
    Cesar Hernandez
    Kole Calhoun

    • malamoney says:
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      @TheTheory: Ok

  70. Smallwine says:
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    R Braun, B Dozier, G Stanton

    I pretty much suck at this game but it’s fun!

    • malamoney says:
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      @Smallwine: It’s supposed to be fun. That’s the point. A lot of luck involved here anyways. Good luck!

  71. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Freeman, Piscotty, Springer

  72. Trevor says:
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    Lindor
    Jose Ramirez
    Dexter Fowler

    • malamoney says:
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      @Trevor: Ok

  73. powerade/Jim says:
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    Rangers: Nomar Mazara, Roghned Odor, Mike Napoli

    • malamoney says:
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      @powerade/Jim: Rangers it is!

  74. VictoriaB

    VictoriaB says:
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    Eric Thames
    Daniel Murphy
    Yoenis Cespedes

    Thanks!

    • malamoney says:
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      @VictoriaB: You got it.

  75. Leopold the Cat says:
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    Ryan Braun, Jose Ramirez, Khris Davis for week 3

  76. MattH says:
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    Andrew Benintendi, Brandon Belt, Freddie Freeman

    Thanks!

    • malamoney says:
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      @MattH: Got it.

  77. Euroalien says:
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    Encarnacion, Freeman, Cano

    • malamoney says:
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      @Euroalien: Ok

  78. Alyosha McClain says:
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    T story, c santana, encarnacion

  79. Jason Heilskov says:
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    Francisco Lindor, Kyle Schwarber, Trevor Story

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jason Heilskov: Sorry, but this entry is after the cutoff time at 11am EST.

      • Jason Heilskov says:
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        Boo

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