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(The following is the Introduction to my new (e)book, Pigeons on a Table!  To purchase, click here.  It’s $15.  I will be donating a portion to my growing stomach.  After you buy it, I’ll email you the (e)book.  It is available in ePub, MOBI and PDF formats, i.e., it’ll open on your computer or mobile device.)

INTRODUCTION

After the success of my e-book, Who Is Grey Albright?, and its straightforward, plain-spoken — help me out here, thesaurus… Undisguised? Open-bordered? Candid? Yes! Candid! – candid approach, I decided to take a different tack for my second book. By the way, if you want to read Who Is Grey Albright? you can right here:  Sorry, if that’s hard to read. I copied the entire Who Is Grey Albright? book between the colon and “Sorry,” but put it in .000000000000000000000000001-point font. You have to get closer to read it. Maybe try a magnifying glass. You don’t have a magnifying glass? What if you do have a magnifying glass but your eyesight is so bad you don’t know you have a magnifying glass? That should at least be entertained here, no? Anyway, this book is not candid.

This book is less straight-forward. Who Is Grey Albright? was autobiographical, but this is not. With this book, I wanted escapism to rule the day. Goodbye, me. Hello, observe. Observe. Observe! Siri seems to be giving me problems. Perhaps dictating a book wasn’t the best idea. Not o-b-s-e-r-v-e, but a-b-s-you-r-d. Okay, Siri, that’s close enough. The absurd. That’s where we’re headed with this book.

I’ve always been a big fan of Woody Allen’s books….Snooze! Seriously, where am I and what was I saying? Oh, my inspiration. Right. Well, if you enjoy absurdity, I suggest you start reading this book right now, because this is going to knock your sucks off. Okay, really done with Siri now.

This is a collection of humorous essays. Some essays bleed into others, while some are standalone. Some aren’t even essays. For instance, I’m not sure if I’d call, The Shopping List for the World’s Fattest Man, an essay as much as words sitting on a piece of paper that just happen to be together. I didn’t proofread anything for longer than a minute, so if there are typos, I blame my editor. I’m kidding; I didn’t have an editor!

Somehow, this book came together in a way that was absolutely perfect. It just…flowed. Right after I spent sixteen months trying to come up with a title. Maybe there was nothing to call this book of humorous essays. Essays? It was a stew of dopey. A brew of dumb. A chowder of nonsense. A chowder of nonsense… *feeling each word come off my tongue* A… Chowder… Of… Nonsense…

A Chowder of Nonsense in a bread bowl filled with words and letters and stories and essays and…. I’m just hungry because I haven’t yet eaten lunch. This is terrible. A chowder of nonsense sounds like a collection of words that meant something else entirely in the 1700s.

For instance, a chowder is the name for a group of pigeons and nonsense was the archaic name for a table. So, this book is a table with pigeons on it? Terrific. Wait, that’s it! Pigeons on a Table! “Pigeons on a Table!” translates literally to mean a chowder of nonsense, and pigeons move around with no rhyme or reason and occasionally shit.

When I began writing this introduction, I had no title in mind, now I do. This is inspiring. If you’re aimless, with no direction, you too can come up with a title for a book of essays. Damn, this may as well be a self-help book about figuring out how to title a book.

This collection of essays — or as Hispanics call them ‘esses’ – is meant to be read from beginning to end, but I bet if you read it backwards, you’d understand it just fine. Here, I’ll get you started: dnE ehT is actually The End.

Now if you started at the end and worked backwards, sorry you just read all of that, but you have to admit there were moments. Like when I wrote that one thing…or that other! Damn, that was good too!

–To purchase, click here.

 
  1. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    HOLY SHIT, i saw you mention this once recently, but i didn’t think it was near done. i’ll be buying at some point shortly.

  2. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nice congrats!

  3. Mang says:
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    Can’t wait to check out the book! I need some Grey advice…espn 10 team h2h, we are allowed 1 keeper from last year as our first round pick. My draft order is #5. I have both Goldy and Betts, who should I keep? If I keep Betts I have good shot at getting good 1b player at pick 16. If I keep Goldy I can get OF later as there are a lot.

  4. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Pigeon Chowder?

  5. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Speaking of pigeons, any reason to keep a $2 Lamb over a recently-inexplicably-dropped$6 Rendon in a H2H categories league where OBP and OPS categories replace AVG? Keeper salaries would be $5 and $9 respectively…

    My team could use a little extra HR pop, and I believe that Lamb’s first half is closer to his potential than that ugly second half . . .

    Thanks!

  6. peacecoast says:
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    Remember Grey:

    “Excellent read! Mr. Albright accomplishes what so many today lack. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You might get Semien in your eye!”

    p.s. first to buy! paypal is drkhaat

  7. Gordon $humway says:
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    Grey- is this available in kindle/mobi format? I hate reading PDFs on the computer screen (sensitive eyes) but if you can get it in kindle format I will buy this. Thanks!

      • Gordon $humway says:
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        @Grey: ok cool. I will buy it then. Taking a break from fantasy baseball this year after I finally won my league last year so I’m quite interested in reading your non fantasy writing

        • Gordon $humway says:
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          @Gordon $humway: purchased. And btw- kindle and mobi are the same thing so one should work. Look forward to reading it while stuck at home during this blizzard!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, they are? Good heads up!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Gordon!

  8. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Had my RCL draft last night, here’s that squad
    C. C.Rupp
    1b. P.Goldschmidt
    2b. J.Segura
    3b. A.Rendon
    SS. F.Lindor
    MI. A.Escobar
    CI. A.Pujols
    OF. G.Springer
    OF. N.Cruz
    OF. S.Piscotty
    OF. E.Inciarte
    OF. D.Santana
    Util. H.Renfroe
    P. C.Carrasco
    P. D.Salazar
    P. L.McCullers
    P. J.Paxton
    P. L.Lynn
    P. I.Nova
    P. W.Davis
    P. J.Familia
    P. C.Bedrosian
    P. K.Barraclough
    P. N.Jones
    P. A.Vizciano
    Pretty happy with this squad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’d be happy with that team too, great hitting, upsidey pitching, looks like an RCL team

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah would have liked to have a lackey type in the staff but didn’t work out..Overall can’t complain though, was drafting on my phone while driving for the first 5 Rounds lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, hopefully traffic

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yeah I was pissed, made the draft for 9pm figuring I’d definitely be home and of course at 930 I’m still driving

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re a single man, why didn’t you just pull over into a bar and draft from there?

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Good Point…I had just dropped my kids off and was still in DAD mode..this was my 5th draft so figured I’d step it up a notch by driving while doing it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Next you should do it while trying to keep plates spinning on your index finger

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Ha..I’ll do it through Siri and see what that bitch picks for me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “I’m sorry but there is no Mike Trout in your area.”

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: I do love the hitting on this team ..Has a nice Balance to it

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I have never owned Trout..not necessarily by choice but just haven’t gotten him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sadly, I don’t remember ever owning him either

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Agreed, I’d be shocked if your offense is solid, or you’re hit by injuries…

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Don’t you Jinx me now

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I did, didn’t I?

                    • Branta says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: It’s over, Jefakin, I have the Mike Trout.

                      (No, really, I had first pick in this draft last night. I actually kinda hate having first pick)

  9. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Congrats on the book/essays/esses

  10. Goldie showers says:
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    Congrats on the book. A quick keeper conundrum for y’all…Blackmon or correa? Hate even entertaining the thought of not keeping correa but seems like the position is getting so deep… my other keepers are arenado/goldy/altuve. Can someone talk me off the ledge? Please?!!

    • Mad Beach Bums says:
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      @Goldie showers: It’s easily Correa. Sure the position is deeper than usual but he’s too young and too good. Blackmon is 30 I think and if he ever gets traded from coors his value drops.

  11. Joliet Jake says:
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    Do you ever look to keep closers in leagues? Based on value I’m torn between keeping Dee Gordon ($12), Todd Frazier ($12) or Seung Hwan Oh ($3). I’m expecting Gordon to be at or less than the keeper value, Frazier to get upwards of $15-20, and Oh to get around $15-18. H2H league with 6×6 stats (extra are OPS & K/9). I’ve never even thought of keeping closers before, but now am contemplating it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joliet Jake: Meh, I’d prolly go Gordon, but I guess it depends who else you’re keeping

  12. Rabbit says:
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    Grey, is it correct you started this site in late 2007? I just went back and read the Intro to Who is Grey Albright? (and googled WGA strike) and that is what it indicates. I would have thought it was earlier, because I thought I was reading you at least by the 2007 season but it looks like the earliest I could have been reading Razzball was for the 2008 season. You going to have a big celebration for your 10th anniversary later this year? Congrats on the new book–I think this will finally make me get around to purchasing Who Is Grey Albright? Yeah, I move pretty slowly. Gotta look into getting me one of them “smart” phones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: Thanks! Yeah, did start the site in fall of 2007… Smartphones have cameras in them!

  13. SHItbird says:
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    I was holding out for the sequel ‘What is Grey Albright’ but this’ll do nicely. How long beforethe cackle filled audio book is available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SHItbird: Oh my God I should totally record this on audio w/ mispronunciations and everything

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Grey: F’ing A you should

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It would be awesome

  14. Chud says:
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    Congrats on the new book! Will definitely be checking that out n letting my friends know about it!

    Trying to finalize full keeper salary deal:

    I give Cano($38)/Abreu ($16)/Pineda ($1)

    I get Dozier($13)/Hosmer ($18)/Lackey ($12).

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Draft strategy question for the group:

    12 team roto keeper league (weekly lineup) question for the group:

    Our draft is auction format for the starting spots, followed by reserve round snake draft for 7 $0 bench spots.

    What do you think about drafting both Dahl and Desmond (provided that I can get them for no more than $10, ideally less) in my OF4 and OF5 spots so that I can DL them both, and then grab my early 4th and 5th outfielders in the waiver round? Would suck for the first month or two, but could lead to a huge boon by May/June/July and in future seasons…

    In the waiver round, I could probably grab guys like Kiermaier, Peralta, Leonys, Renfroe, Domingo Santana, etc.

    If relevant, my 5 keepers are all middle of the order 30 HR / 100 RBI type top 35 bats.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks! Yeah, by keeping the big boppers I think I have more flexibility to go full SAGNOF and upside in the back end of my OF anyway.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Just saw today that Desmond is expected back pretty soon actually . . . late April! Don’t tell my leaguemates that…

        Unfortunately, same can’t be said for Tom Murphy (UGH!). Speaking of which, is Tony Wolters now a boring but relatively safe C2 with regular playing time in 12 teamers, or are we still avoiding?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very boring, Wolters is a 5 homer guy

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Oh forget it. Gimmie Molina and at least AVG help over that BS. ahah

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: i’d bet murphy is back producing useful at bats before desmond is. 4-6 forearms usually do better than broken hands, hands down.

          yes i’m aware of the COL manager claiming “back late april” for desmond, i’ll stick with everything i’ve read about broken hands and this being useful at bats returning no earlier than around may 28th for desmond.

  16. Chucky says:
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    Given your confidence in your 5 keepers, I like your high risk high reward theory. Getting two potential middle of the order Rockies bats is a win win. Its not like your WW doesn’t have candidates to hold the fort down. I’m higher on Peralta than the rest but Domingo looks like he may be coming into his own, after his injury riddled 2016.

  17. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Congrats on the new book (e-congrats?)! I still need to check out “Who is…” but I’m waiting for you to do a signing (e-book signing) in Boston.

    Trade question. In my keeper draft H2H league, couldn’t get another team to take my Thor (15th round)+Mazara (19th) for his Seager (15th)or Story (16th) + Myers (19th). Now I may be able to get Blackmon (2nd)+Marte (5th) for my Syndergaard (15th). Is it worth it or should I stand pat. I should mentioned that I have Miggy and Goldy taking up Rounds 1+2, so Blackmon would be a 3rd round keeper.

    Thanks!

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks! If/when you get back here, I’ll take you to Fenway. I won’t even bring up the fact that I think I now remember something about you attending the second best college on Comm Ave.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, what’s first? College of Allston?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is BC Comm Ave? I thought it was straight down Beacon, it’s admittedly been about 20 years since I’ve been to Boston

              • Lincecuminmypants says:
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                @Grey: one side is beacon and the other is comm ave. you’ll have to come visit and return to your alma mater. you could book a reunion with fellow alumnis bill o’reilly!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We shared an ideology in college, lots of reefer

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Boston meet up!

        • Lincecuminmypants says:
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          @Grey: Sounds great! Let the Dunkin’s, Afflecks and undercurrents of racism fly, baby!

  18. Five-On-One says:
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    Hi Grey – Not to be a total tool (so here comes the tool-like comment, sort of like ‘no offense intended’), but when are the rest of your [position] to target posts coming out. My draft is this weekend, and I need Grey’s list of players to target late.

    Thanks.

  19. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    Woody Allen’s books/movies (along with Philip Roth, the Marx Brothers and maybe Elie Weisel) were the building blocks of the Jewish suburban kids’ worldview. Woody Allen’s NYC seemed like the most grown-up and romantic place on earth….Looking forward to reading your computerized book.

    Unrelated– Buxton or Keon in a league that counts walks? Thanks!!

  20. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey!

    NEed some help w/ my keepers: $328 budget. I am keeping the following:
    Goldy – $50
    Arenado – $11
    Springer $16
    Polanco $11
    Bregman – $1

    Need to pick 4 more of the following:
    Matt Carpenter $33
    Justin Turner $1
    Miguel Sano $6
    Dansby Swanson $8
    Carlos Martinez $37
    Geritt Cole $16
    Fulmer $1
    Keuchel $6
    Velasquez $1
    Joe Ross $8

    What do you think? 5 x 5 cats. In the past big hitters and pitchers have gone for outrageous price (example $60 for bautista last year)

  21. JW says:
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    I have a keeper question if anyone wants to weigh in.
    I need to decide on 6 keepers,
    3 of which are stud hitters and 1 is Kershaw.

    For the remaining 2 slots, I can choose from W Myers, H Ramirez, M Sano, Y Darvish, and S Strasburg, among others. Which two of these five do you like best and why?

    For context: The league scoring has 28 categories and devalues SB as one of 14 hitting categories vs the standard 5, so Myers’ stolen bases are not as important. Power, getting oon base and pitching ratios are super important.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should tell us who your stud hitters are… Myers, Yu

      • JW says:
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        @Grey:

        Rizzo, Machado, Abreu

        • JW says:
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          @JW:

          So Rizzo, Machado, Abreu, Myers, Kershaw, Yu?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then you don’t really need Myers

          • JW says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks for addressing this.

            We Two Util Slots

            So I can slot two 1b in those spots…
            Rizzo at 1b
            Manny at SS
            Abreu at Util
            Yu SP
            Kershaw SP
            and myers at OF or Sano at 3b/OF, HanRam would take up my other Util slot.
            So It’s a tough call…
            Myers and Sano are eligible at positions other than 1b so that helps with lineup flexibility
            I feel like HanRam has the highest floor but Myers and Sano have slightly higher ceilings but Sano’s floor is by far the lowest. He could slump and be back in AAA or losing at bats. Yu and Strasburg could be amazing or get hurt, though I am more worried about strasburg than Yu.

            Would you keep Strasburg over Myers?

            I feel like there will be plenty of good SPs available, so I was leaning toward letting Yu go and keeping 5 hitters and kershaw.

            • Grey

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              I’d go Myers

              • JW says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks brother. Great work on cranking out content day after day!

  22. Schoolboy P says:
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    Just purchased the original “Who Is Grey Albright?”

    Looking forward to the read on the flight to Vegas for my draft!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Schoolboy P!

  23. Halp says:
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    Congrats, Grey! It sounds awesome. Just bought one. Can’t wait …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Halp! You should buy one for Ralph too and then talk about it at length on the next podcast!

      • Halp says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like a plan … once I figure out how to open it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need the PDF, I can send that too… I send the Kindle, iPhone version originally

          • Halp says:
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            @Grey: PDF would be highly appreciated

              • Halp says:
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                @Grey: You’re the man. Best customer service I’ve ever experienced :)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And not a hint of an accent!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Halp: Tom Murphy’s out for six weeks… NOOOO!!!

                  • Halp says:
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                    @Grey: Just saw this comment. Yea, I’m still not really over it, ha. Happy I can at least draft around it in my dynasty team and don’t have him in redrafts

  24. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Congrats on the book Grey. A collection of essays sounds perfect for illiterates such as myself.

    So yesterday was the day after Thanksgiving, right? Help yourself a heaping plate of LEFTOVERS?

    • Grey

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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Ha, thanks! Sorry I missed your comment, sometimes I’m answering one, refresh and miss them… I don’t do it on purpose! I watched the 1st two episodes of Leftovers, I liked it, I’m intrigued

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ha, I was just giving you shit.

        Oh nice…I didn’t think you were actually going to watch. Stick with it, intriguing is a good word for it.

  25. The Great Knoche says:
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    Spiffy Sequel.

    2nd day in a row same guy no show in NFBC. Worse than Maquis
    MAking me actually have to work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The guy who was traveling yesterday?

      • The great knoche says:
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        @Grey: we never really found out if he was traveling. Now thinking maybe he can’t draft at work.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: We have a guy that’s been on autodraft the whole time. Needless to say, it’s helped me since he’s slotted adjacent to me.

      • The great knoche says:
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        @Cram It: only one pick on autodraft after 8 hours. Made his pick right after that and now gone missing again.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The great knoche: We’re cruising. After only 6 Rds through the weekend, we’re about to hit Rd 14. Most importantly, I like my team a lot.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: Yeah. Were still in Round 12. Grabbed Manaea and Mazara in 11 and 12. Big 2nd closer run just happened and I’m on wrong end of it.

            • Cram It says:
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              @The Great Knoche: I took Mazara in 10th.

              I got my closers out of the way in 8 and 9.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I drafted Mazara too, you stalking me?

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: You gave me your login remember?

                  We all love Maz! Besides, I needed a pizzazz injection.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I took Fernando Rodney — boring, but then I took Orlando Arcia — pizzazz!

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I have Matz. He has some pizzazz. If for no other reason than I’m adding more Z’s.

                      I have my eye on The OA

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      OA was garbage… They do interpretative dance, stay away!

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I’m debating between Pence and someone with flair, or pizzazz. Is Tommy Joseph too white to have either?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love To-Jo, hopefully his hand is fine after just being beaned… Pence isn’t just boring but he’s over, forget him

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I’ve got one pizzazz lined up, and one flair.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Can I guess Moncada and Domingo?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I’m not there yet. I have been chomping to draft Domingo but I think it’s a tad too early.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Domingo went in our 14th round

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I’m in the 14th. I like a couple of guys better than him.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: Pizzazzy Kepler went right before me. I succumbed to to the Latin flair.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: Domingo okay? I went Domingo. I guess if he went Rd 14 for you, it wasn’t too early.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, well it was too early for me but someone else drafted him in my league

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: It was either boring guys like Calhoun, Bruce, Pence, Leonys with no upside, or…Latin Flair! Woo! Or Jhwoo!

                    • Grey

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                      I just took the boringest Latin guy ever… Melky!

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: That’s when I’m at my best. Like a stray cat cornered by a thirsty homeless guy.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is he going to drink cat piss in this scenario?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: Suck the pee right out of it!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You sound like Jose Tabata’s wife

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Cram It: Look at you being all boring and shizz.

                    What are you in round 37?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I had four OFs and the ones left were Melky, Brantley and Holliday… Wait until you’re up against it

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: @Cram It: I’d just like to make a pick. Ugh.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sorry, I took a bit longer that last round… I just didn’t want Melky

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wait, you’re not in my league! Are you in Rudy’s? He’s been telling me about the waits

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah Im with Rudy.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @The Great Knoche: That blows cat piss. Someone’s trying to wear you down.

  26. Kimo says:
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    Congrats Grey. Stew of Dopey…delicious!

    Send Arrieta for McCullers and Oh in a 14-team dynasty? Other top SPs are MadBum and Stroman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take McCullers

  27. J-FOH says:
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    When I started reading this I thought it was one of your annual April Fool’s posts. After I checked my calendar and got over my disappointment I read on. My takeaway here will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaQKHakrVyg

  28. Branta says:
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    Speaking of Jef1F league draft, here’s what I ended up with:

    C: Tom Murphy
    1B: Edwin Encarnacion
    2B: Dee Gordon
    3B: Kyle Seager
    SS: Trevor Story
    MI: Tim Anderson
    CI: Justin Turner
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: AJ Pollock
    OF: Nomar Mazara
    OF: Adam Duvall
    OF: Leonys Martin
    UT: Tommy Joseph
    BN: Yoan Moncada
    BN: Aaron Judge

    P: Kenta Maeda
    P: Craig Kimbrel
    P: Cody Allen
    P: Rich Hill
    P: Aaron Nola
    P: Jameson Taillon
    P: Joe Ross
    P: Brandon Kintzler
    P: Mike Foltynewicz
    P: Mike Montgomery

    I felt like there was a lot of folks reaching for sleepers in this draft, but then it turned our that based on ADP I did a bunch of my own reaching so I clearly don’t know what I’m talking about.

    • Branta says:
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      @Branta: Er Mike Montgomery is actually a bench pitcher.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Branta: you both have too many starters so as long as you are committed to dropping them sooner than later once the season starts than you’ll be fine. Also stashing prospects is cool for now but if they end up being June call ups then it will hurt you. I’m basing this on someone in your league actually knowing how to win the RCL format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like your hitting too, though you’re slightly low on power, but I like your pitching better than F’s, of course, don’t tell him that…

  29. Cohen says:
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    Murphy-Col out 4-6 weeks

  30. Cram It says:
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    Almost drafted Lackey last night, but then I heard your voice in my head about how much more boring my team would be if I did just that. So I went Nola.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, the 2nd most boring starter… btw, I own Lackey and Nola

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Why’s Nola boring? Because he’s white?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahahahaha… yes. Meh cause he’s more command than nasty stuff but drafted him too so I like him

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Have no fear, I’m drafting El Duque next to make up for my lack of flair.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I doubled down on my no flair rotation and took Samardzija

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: This is the flair thread. Above is the pizzazz thread.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, my bad… I just drafted Samardzija and Rodney sandwiched between Yasmany and Orlando Arcia

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: There’s the Latin flair!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Si mucho! Which is Yes many in Spanish, which is almost his name

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Are they your 2/3 or 3/4?

  31. Coors Canaveral says:
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    Do you buy into Bud Black saying this morning that Desmond might be ready to go by the end of April? I’m in the 8th round and he’s still there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him in 8th, don’t fully believe Bud

  32. Andrew says:
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    Look forward to reading the book Grey!

    Got a quick one today – In a 14-team 7×7 dynasty league where you can keep as many players as you want and the salary increases by $5 each year, who would you rather have?

    $5 – Jose Peraza
    or
    $5 – Jharel Cotton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Peraza

  33. Jeff says:
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    Hey Grey –

    First, thanks for all your help last year. Your advice was huge and helpful.

    Here’s where I am now. 12 team league, 6×6 (R, RBI, OBP, SLG, SBN, HR; IP, QS, SV+HLD, K/9, ERA, WHIP). Auction Keeper League, Players kept at last year’s value. Roster size: 14 Offense, 9 P, 4 Bench. I can keep 4 offensive players and 3 pitchers. here’s who I’m considering:

    Gary Sanchez – $1
    Corey Seager – $1
    Mookie Betts – $16
    Charlie Blackmon – $8
    David Dahl – $1
    AJ Pollock – $2
    Mark Trumbo – $12
    DJ LeMahieu – $13

    I like the first four, but I know Sanchez may be shaky – still the upside seems much greater than the $1 price tag. Would you do things differently?

    As for pitchers, I can keep three:

    Chris Sale – $28
    Stephen Strasburg – $28
    Kyle Hendricks – $1
    Sean Manaea – $1
    Jameson Taillon – $1
    Robert Gsellman – $1

    Should I keep the top 3 or throw back one of them and keep another $1 pitcher and free up some money? I know it’s important to have an ace, and I love Strasburg when he’s healthy. A little concerned about Sale in the AL East and after his dipped numbers last year. Or should I just keep both of them and have two aces to provide a foundation? Or drop both aces and start with 3 $1 pitchers and fill in with aces using money I’ve saved?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Dahl over Sanchez, but can’t argue either way… very close… I’d go Taillon over Stras, but again it’s a toss up

  34. Nitro says:
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    Please pick best pitcher for the year( I know to check your rankings just wondering what you think today):
    Snell
    Conley
    Berrios
    Liriano
    Gsellman

    Thanks!

  35. JimmySuitcase says:
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    Grey – need help with my keepers. Yearly auction draft – get to keep up to 3 players. The price is the average of average auction value of 2017 plus the price they were drafted at last year. I have a $260 budget. Here are my options:

    -Harper – $42
    -Votto – $29
    -Donaldson – $39
    -Polanco – $21
    -Segura – $13.5

    Which 3 should I keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Jimmy Suitcase, good username…. Segura, Harper, Votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s like a top ten song right there

  36. Pat says:
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    Bought the book and can’t wait to read it! Congrats Grey

  37. David Niven says:
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    Cool, just bought it. You deal solid content bro. Congrats on finishing it and thanks, as always, for the top work you do here daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, it’ll go out shortly!

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