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Jonathan Singleton was suspended for 50 games this past year for smoking marijuana.  Singleton wasn’t even tested until he kept forgetting the pitch count and called time out to grab some nachos.  After his suspension, Singleton said, “I made an error in judgement.  I should’ve cleansed by downing a 3-liter jug of cranberry juice rather than Nature’s Way Detox Tea.  Damn you, Tommy Chong, for endorsing that!”  Any self-respecting marijuana smoker will tell you that players aren’t suspended for DUIs but marijuana gets them…  Then they trail off and their argument becomes less coherent and they’ll ask if they can borrow your Snuggie so they can take a nap.  When Singleton returned from his suspension, he didn’t exactly hotbox the stadium with his power.  This past year he hit six homers and .220 in 73 games (294 PAs) in Triple-A.  Yay/sounds awesome/sarcasm.   To get all third person on you, why is Grey even talking about him and what can we expect from Jonathon Singleton for 2014 fantasy baseball?

We should throw out his 2013 season.  Who knows how long it took for him to return to form.  He’s still a prospect and only 22 years old.  In 2012, Singleton hit 21 homers with 7 steals and a .284 average in 131 games.  That’s more like what his minor league season should look like, and he does have 30-homer power, but won’t hit for a huge average.  He strikes out too much.  Singleton reminds me a lot of fellow Astro, Chris Carter.  See, the truth is out there.  Maybe Chris Carter and Jon Singleton can get together and make an X-Filez movie.  Carter hit 29 homers and .223 with an insanely terrible 36.2% strikeout percentage.  Singleton could do the same.  More than likely, he won’t be quite that bad for average.  Singleton could hit for the same amount of power and hit for a .260 average.  Singleton is almost five years younger than Carter, and he’s already posted 15+% walk rates.  Carter’s never posted a walk rate that good in any stop of his professional career.  I already went over my George Springer fantasy, and Singleton could outperform him for power.  The good news is mixed with the bad news to make so-so news.  The good news and bad news is he plays for the Astros.  The Astros have no reason to hold prospects back, but they’re also the Astros.  Realistically, Singleton should be up by June, but I could see him breaking camp with the team with a huge spring training.  In that case, he’ll hit 27 homers and a .250 average.  But, if the more likely scenario plays out, Singleton will give you a line of 32/14/39/.258/4 and be up in June.

  1. Gareth says:
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    The MLB suspension for Pot is an outright Joke. Its not like Weed is performance enhancing (unless you count the Ballpark Dorito’s and Hot Dog Vendors – Their production improves).

    Conversely a DUI Non suspension is a really terrible message to put out there.

    “Hey Ballplayer – Its really bad to smoke Weed and we will punish you. However it’s Ok to Drink yourself into Oblivion then get in a car and endanger a random pedestrian.”

    Signed Bud. Cos I’m Wiser.

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Gareth: yeah i hear you on that, the real reason for the duplicity is because pot is illegal, and booze is not. though you could easily argue that DUIs are more dangerous/destructive to the public than weed ever will be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Because proponents for weed are far less organized than functional alcoholics… It’s a wonder weed legislation has moved forward at all with who is fighting for it…

    • Daniel says:
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      @Gareth: @Gareth: MLB actually doesn’t test for pot. Once you’re on the 40 man you’re only tested for amphetamines and PEDs. Lots of MLB guys take pot on their chartered flights with them to wherever they are going. I heard Adam Jones bought 3 lbs of sticky when they were in Seattle earlier this season, shortly after he signed his extension, and flew with it back to Baltimore..

  2. Hondo says:
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    If they’d get rid of the World Series and the playoffs they could start the season(and thus fantasy baseball) a few weeks earlier.

    Are you listening, “they”?

    • Later Tater says:
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      are@Hondo: are you volunteering to shovel out Minnesota and Colorado (and maybe Boston, NY, Detroit, Chi, Philly, etc)if the season were to start any earlier, like mid March? cust kayin’

      fantasy baseball withdrawal is a bitch y’all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Why are they getting rid of the World Series and the playoffs to start the season early? You can start the season early without changing the end…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        don’t screw with the world baseball classic .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My bad!

  3. J-FOH says:
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    I loved Boyz n’ the Hood, he lost me at higher learning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Yeah, really everything after Hood… Like we needed a Shaft remake…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Bad examole of skin heads in learning. You didn’t like poetic justice with 2pac?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was okay… Little too lovey-dovey for me at the time… I was more of a Menace II Society man…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: word up to that. Menace was the shizz. Maybe poetic would be a better date night flick for you and the cougs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I didn’t do date flicks…I just boned b*tches… Best part of Menace? Yo, man, I’ll suck yo’ d*ck!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Yup, I looked at that clip recently because I was gonna use it for Giancarlo…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I would of to get 3rd round numbers from his this year

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

              • Prez says:
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                @Grey: “i got deez cheeseburgers mannnnn”

                Matt adams, “im down..”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And put some stank on it!

  4. Frank White says:
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    Het Grey whats up… All my questions in the basketball side say that they are waiting moderation.. What does that mean, Can they still see my questions??

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Frank White: They’re waiting for someone that cares about fantasy basketball to apply for the moderator job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re already approved…

  5. Carnac says:
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    One player I’m really really excited about for 2014 is Anthony Rizzo assuming the Cubs never face any LHP.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: He’s turning more Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones than than Freddie Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Rizzo and Choo can start their own team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, very nice… Or bueno!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: it’s muy bueno. Get any new Vape Flavors lately? I got a rebuildable tank with my mechanical mod and it hits awesome. Flavor is the best

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have the new iTaste VV, which is terrific… I just got two new flavors which are also great… Dr. Mike’s Rad Vapors, pink and yellow label… One is a pink bubble gum and one is a chicle gum flavor…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: the itaste VV was my first device. Very nice, try not to get juice on the button, it can get stuck and you’ll have a hard time getting it un-stuck with out ruining it.

            I got this awesome sweet black tea which is great because I have been able to mix flavors in to it. I got a banana pudding that tastes like the real thing. Also got an Apricot flavor from Ben Johnson’s called Apogee…its f-ing awesome http://allthejuices.com/juice/ben-johnsons-apogee

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, I love apricot, so I’ll have to try that… Juice on the bottom, huh? Okay, good pro tip… This was your first? I thought these were new? Well, either way, I really like it… As good as my twist and small like it, but without dealing with the actually twisting of the bottom thing…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: it’s a great unit. I still use mine. itaste makes good products. Maybe I shared those already. If your local spot doesn’t carry that one I will pick one up for you. Damn, I have a lot of stuff to mail you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… I’m gonna need a bigger mailbox…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: might have to save it for the meet and greet….can’t ship pickles

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, true… I need me some pickles!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: hey no worries, Sky vouched that I’m not an axe murderer and I can say the same

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or a very sneaky one that acts completely normal the first few days…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you want to spends days together…..Vegas?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Flamingo and vape?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Golden Nuggent and matching vape pipes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Luxor and smoking jackets?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Bally’s and Bongs?

  6. Dkohn says:
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    Grey,

    How does it feel to be a gangster?

    Tell us please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gangstas don’t dance, they boogie…

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: hahahaha

  7. David Lincoln says:
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    Hey Grey,
    not a singleton question but a keeper league question…
    the league: 10 team h2h league we keep 17 and have a 8 round draft.
    the trade: Gio for Harvey and 1st rounder.

    Its really got me thinking gio not being that great, should i take a shot in the dark hope harvey comes back in 2015 ace level and hope i can steal a solid pitcher in the first round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay, but is Gio have a draft round you’re sending him back at?

      • David Lincoln says:
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        @Grey: i would have to send a 8th rounder with him. thanks for the help always checkin in here for the good advice and a good laugh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But what is Gio to keep? Just a ninth rounder?

          • David Lincoln says:
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            @Grey: oh nothing keepers have no rounds attached we just keep 17 every year and then every march we have a 8 round draft.. guess its not a traditional keeper league set up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Gio…

  8. SteveNZ says:
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    Can’t wait to see how tonight’s game will end.

    Perhaps the winning run will score on a balk…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Or a HBP…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Perhaps some preposterous ground-rule double situation.

        I understand from the Twitter that Wong fronted up to the media last night and answered every last question. Good for him.

        Which is more than you can say for those that were racially abusing him on Twitter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          People were racially abusing him? Yikes… He screwed up, shizz happens, only like a .2% chance the Cards were coming back there anyway…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Not to his face (as it were), but yeah. FFS, dude was born in Hawaii.

            But I guess he’s not the first prominent American born there to get grief over his ancestry…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hey, that’s where I’m going for my honeymoon… Here today, gone to Maui! Maybe I’ll run into him…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: That wouldn’t be the first trouble he’s run into this fall. Oofa!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Very envious of you going to Hawaii btw.

                    Want to go back to Fiji so bad.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I would’ve loved to go to Fiji….Just so damn far from here…

  9. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: If I could make a trade in my 10 team keeper league to snag Jose Fernandez for $4 but it meant I couldn’t keep Segura for $4, would you do it? My other keepers would be

    Cano
    Bautista
    Gomez
    Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Segura

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: What if I just draft Everth Cabrera for $5 during the draft? Aren’t they basically the same player?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  10. costaricanchata says:
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    starting craig tonight , instead of adams , seems a bit risky .
    might have opted to get him another day to rehab and dh-only
    the last two games .

  11. SteveNZ says:
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    The odds of a ridiculous ending are shortening all the time…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  12. youngeyed says:
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    Quick keeper question, 13team league, $260 cap, players can be kept perpetually with $6 increases each year

    $5 Uehara
    or
    $5 S. Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  13. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Go Sox!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really?

  14. SteveNZ says:
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    Gammons just told me that this post-season, the Red Sox have beaten Price, Scherzer x 2, Verlander and Wainwright.

    Pretty impressive.

    And a bonus stat – Lester has 3 WS starts, pitched 21 innings and given up 1 run. Also pretty impressive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I say let Lester be overrated next year… And deflate Wainwright’s value just a tad…

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