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On Dancer!  On Prancer!  On–Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Welcome, reader!  Grab some egg nog and brandy it up to the fire.  You look festive.  I love that Rudolph tongue ring.  That’s the great thing about Christmas, no matter what your interpretation is, it’s all about commercialism.  That’s unless you light the Munenori Kawasaki. The 2016 fantasy baseball rankings are not far away.  Right now, January Grey is throwing darts at a board to figure out where to rank Rusney Castillo.  Exciting!   In the meantime, let’s look at the players who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2016 fantasy baseball season.  The biggest surprise from this list?  Sean Rodriguez played how many games at 1st base?  Hayzeus Cristo!  I did this list of multi-position eligible players because I figured it would help for your 2016 fantasy baseball drafts.  I’m a giver, snitches!  Happy Holidays!  I only listed players that have multiple position eligibility of ten games or more played outside of their primary position.  Not FIVE games at a position, not six, definitely not seven. Ten games.  10, the Laurel & Hardy of numbers.  So this should cover Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, et al (not the Israeli airline).  Yes, Christmas came a day early this year.  Players with multiple position eligibility are listed once alphabetically under their primary position.  This is the only time a year I do anything alphabetically, so I might’ve confused some letters.  Is G or H first?  Who knows, and, better yet, who cares?  Wow, someone’s got the Grinchies, must be the spiked egg nog talking.  Anyway, here’s all the players with multiple position eligibility for the 2016 fantasy baseball season and the positions they are eligible at:

CATCHERS

Alex Avila C (44), 1B (23)
Brian McCann C (126), 1B (10)
Derek Norris C (128), 1B (17)
Buster Posey C (106), 1B (42)
Stephen Vogt C (100), 1B (25)

1ST BASEMEN

Brandon Belt 1B (120), OF (14)
Mark Canha 1B (75), OF (61)
Chris Davis 1B (111), OF (30)
Marwin Gonzalez 1B (43), SS (32), 3B (21), 2B (15), OF (15)
Chris Johnson 1B (30), 3B (27)
Tyler Moore 1B (39), OF (21)
Max Muncy 1B (23), 3B (16)
Mike Napoli 1B (111), OF (11)
Efren Navarro 1B (29), OF (17)
Ben Paulsen 1B (91), OF (20)
Mark Reynolds 1B (100), 3B (22)
Clint Robinson 1B (44), OF (37)
Sean Rodriguez 1B (102), OF (29)
Adam Rosales 1B (19), 2B (19), 3B (14)
Darin Ruf 1B (66), OF (22)

2ND BASEMEN

Ehire Adrianza 2B (20), SS (20)
Javier Baez 2B (17), 3B (11)
Tim Beckham 2B (38), SS (28)
Daniel Castro 2B (12), SS (10)
Ivan DeJesus 2B (20), OF (18), 3B (13), SS (10)
Stephen Drew 2B (123), SS (15)
Danny Espinosa 2B (81), 3B (16)
Ryan Flaherty 2B (56), SS (15), 1B (11)
Logan Forsythe 2B (126), 1B (26)
Nick Franklin 2B (17), SS (11), 1B (10)
Ryan Goins 2B (66), SS (58)
Hector Gomez 2B (27), 3B (12)
Jedd Gyorko 2B (93), SS (29)
Cesar Hernandez 2B (88), SS (12), 3B (10)
Jonathan Herrera 2B (29), 3B (16)
Aaron Hill 2B (47), 3B (38)
Brock Holt 2B (58), OF (35), 3B (33), SS (11)
Daniel Murphy 2B (69), 3B (42), 1B (17)
Chris Owings 2B (115), SS (35)
Cliff Pennington 2B (33), SS (29), 3B (18)
Anthony Rendon 2B (59), 3B (28)
Addison Russell 2B (86), SS (61)
Brendan Ryan 2B (26), 3B (14)
Luis Sardinas 2B (16), SS (14)
Eric Sogard 2B (96), SS (17)
Cory Spangenberg 2B (70), 3B (19)
Tommy La Stella 2B (14), 3B (12)
Josh Wilson 2B (11), 3B (10)
Ben Zobrist 2B (69), OF (49)

SHORTSTOPS

Alexi Amarista SS (85), OF (18), 2B (11)
Starlin Castro SS (109), 2B (38)
Christian Colon SS (21), 2B (14)
Daniel Descalso SS (33), 2B (15)
Eduardo Escobar SS (71), OF (36), 2B (11)
Wilmer Flores SS (103), 2B (37)
Greg Garcia SS (12), 2B (10)
Pete Kozma SS (31), 2B (17), 3B (13)
Brad Miller SS (89), OF (35), 2B (11)
Eduardo Nunez SS (27), 3B (16)
Jose Ramirez SS (46), 2B (33), 3B (13)
Donovan Solano SS (10), 3B (10)
Ruben Tejada SS (81), 3B (19), 2B (13)
Jonathan Villar SS (22), 3B (12)

3RD BASEMEN

Gordon Beckham 3B (76), 2B (11)
Andres Blanco 3B (36), 2B (22)
Kris Bryant 3B (144), OF (19)
Matt Carpenter 3B (146), 2B (11)
Taylor Featherston 3B (39), 2B (33), SS (22)
Adonis Garcia 3B (42), OF (10)
Josh Harrison 3B (72), 2B (37), OF (22)
Elian Herrera 3B (47), 2B (36)
Jung-ho Kang 3B (77), SS (60)
Brett Lawrie 3B (109), 2B (42)
Jed Lowrie 3B (47), SS (17)
Casey McGehee 3B (42), 1B (21)
Hernan Perez 3B (80), 2B (19)
Trevor Plouffe 3B (140), 1B (17)
Martin Prado 3B (124), 2B (11)
Andrew Romine 3B (59), SS (27), 1B (17), 2B (13)
Tyler Saladino 3B (60), SS (11)
Yangervis Solarte 3B (92), 1B (28), 2B (19)
Justin Turner 3B (100), 1B (10)
Luis Valbuena 3B (99), 1B (31)
Danny Valencia 3B (55), OF (37)

OUTFIELDERS

Dustin Ackley OF (82), 2B (10)
Cody Asche OF (63), 3B (51)
Mike Aviles OF (39), 3B (28), SS (23), 2B (11)
Lonnie Chisenhall OF (51), 3B (50)
Chris Coghlan OF (119), 2B (15)
Chris Colabello OF (46), 1B (34)
Michael Cuddyer OF (75), 1B (18)
Derek Dietrich OF (46), 3B (26)
Joey Gallo OF (19), 3B (15)
Alex Guerrero OF (29), 3B (22)
Enrique Hernandez OF (34), 2B (20), SS (16)
Kelly Johnson OF (37), 2B (28), 1B (25), 3B (12)
Garrett Jones OF (27), 1B (21)
Brandon Moss OF (92), 1B (42)
Wil Myers OF (42), 1B (22)
Daniel Nava OF (45), 1B (13)
Kris Negron OF (16), SS (10)
Steve Pearce OF (49), 1B (28), 2B (18)
Stephen Piscotty OF (61), 1B (11)
Jerry Sands OF (37), 1B (11)
Skip Schumaker OF (46), 2B (12)
Kyle Schwarber OF (43), C (21)
Nick Swisher OF (27), 1B (12)
Yasmany Tomas OF (63), 3B (31)
Mark Trumbo OF (88), 1B (23)
Scott Van Slyke OF (74), 1B (21)
Rafael Ynoa OF (19), 3B (10)

 
    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Thanks, SteveNZ! You too!

  1. Packers says:
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    Thanks. What’s the best way to find this list in the future?
    I think Bryant is the most intriguing name on the list. In an 5 outfielder league, is he a #1 or #2 outfielder?
    Merry Christmas.

  2. goodfold2 says:
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    finally caught up with all baseball posts, adding all those football/hockey leagues and comishing some has eaten the crap out of time. tag time tomorrow in 30 man roto (but done with divisions like real life, we have overall standings but you make playoffs in how you do in your division/conference) 6×6 with holds/OPS added. 25 active roster and 25 minor slots (goes up to 30 this year, which i believe will cap it, draft starts jan 5th). 100 million budgets. Assume all contracts are minimum (.4 million) and this year ending contract unless noted. 7 BN spots, usually i find it’s optimal to have 2-3 for hitters rest for SP to make up to 6 SP or so total, and also have 6 RP that start every day (unless i have more than 3 SP go at same time).
    C – D’Arnaud (2017)
    CI – Drury (2019)
    CI – Smoak 1.347 mil
    MI – Segura 6.4 mil
    MI –
    OF – A-Jax 6.4 mil
    OF – Altherr (2019)
    OF – Leonys 3.1
    UT – E.Rosario (2019), no longer counts as MI anymore.
    SP – Sale 6.425
    SP – Liriano 11.5
    SP – Quintana 6.4
    RP – Melancon 6.421
    RP – Fien
    RP – Leone 1.15 (2017)
    P Z.Davies (2019)
    P R.J. Alvarez (2019)
    P Urena (2018)
    So i need about 2 more SP at least. 3 solid or better ones.
    The kinds of tags we get are one Restricted tag in which i get to match the highest bid or get a draft pick(s) depending on size of contract (last year got screwed by matching Werth for 12 mil per for two years, three days later he just happens to mention he’s injured and needs shoulder surgery, ruining at least 2/3 of 2015 for himself and me, still on hook for 6 mil of that now); also one Franchise tag in which i pay exactly what a guy makes in real life. Also a third tag, which can be of either type. Depth charts this early are notoriously worthless of course, but Drury/Alvarez/Leone would be in minors according to them. I could put both of the first two into minors, but i’d have to cut a prospect to do it (i have some weak ones that i could do this with). Leone can’t be put down, i overpaid for him slightly and if i want to cut him i’d be on hook for half of 1.15 for each of this year and next (or all of 1.15 this year). He was awesome in 2014 however. Options for tags are
    1. beltre (16 million, or very much likely cheaper if i restrict, and if his hand thing is fine he’d be much better than in 2015)
    2. alcides (5.25, or ? if i restrict)
    3. segura (franchising would likely make him cheaper than 6.4, but it’s unknown at this point too)
    4. a-jax (since he has no team and made 7.7 last year it’s hard to tell, but if he gets a job and starts restricting him now would very likely save me money, franchising probably awful idea, could cost more)
    5. uribe (made 6.5 last year in real life, no team, likely non starter, restricting would be cheap)
    6. coghlan (was big value last year and MI/OF, but no role now)
    7. chirinos
    8. furbush/liam hendriks (would be cheap no matter which, hendriks really sick FIP of 2.15, currently slotted as 7th inning man at OAK, furbush about same role)
    9. c.anderson/j.chavez (both would be cheap either tag, BUT no worthwhile role really yet)
    10. ERV santana (way too expensive to franchise at 13.5 million)

    Sounding about like restricting Beltre (hoping it costs less than 10 or maybe just take a pick for full rebuild), franchising Alcides for 5.5, and then an unknown third (franchising and hoping if segura is only slightly above his last year .534 real life money?)?
    Ah the christmas tag rush to start our 2016 fantasy season. so GD early this league goes, and then we do nearly nothing important when normal leagues do all their important preseason stuff. it’s annoying, as most prospect stuff isn’t even out yet (Mike is 1/2 way through his prospect lists, ahead of many other sources)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: very important pt, i have 41.657 left not including my current roster.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: any idea what’s normal for an arb player to get when he made .534 last year and has just under 3 years of service time (segura)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not sure… Maybe 2.5 mil

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: ok, so it comes down to whether or not saving nearly 4 million (which is exactly the average price of a player, 100 mil for 25 players) or so is better than grabbing a cheap extra player like hendriks (made around half mil last year, raise is probably near 2.5 or so though). whole pt of that would only be if we are wrong about segura and he’ll actually make more than 6.4, or just to grab a useful bullpen guy for pretty cheap. 7th inning or better players are quite useful in this league, not so easy to obtain like even in 16-20 team leagues.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Segura’s not gonna make more than 6.4, I wouldn’t think at least… You gotta be able to grab at least one cheap 7th inning or later bullpen guy… I’d go Segura

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: nevermind, i just found our our rule is that an arb player gets paid his last year money, so i save 6 million for SURE franchising him. that’s solid.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, nice

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: with 6 million i can grab anywhere from 2-5 IF i either guess right or those depth charts now are more valid than not. i’ve found very cheap gems simply from only say 2 other owners bidding anything on them. they just can’t have high holds totals or be established names already, those ones go for bigger money, even if in fact they aren’t very good (think joba types)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ah, nice

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Grey: of course of those “solid” bullpen grabs i thought 1 year ago leone at 3 years at 1.15 was smart. it appeared to be at the time.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bullpen arms just come and go so often each year

  3. Mike Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Looking forward to the rankings. Keeper question. 8 Team H2H point based league and can keep 15 players as long as you like. My OF consists of Harper, Pollock, Carlos Gonzalez. I have Machado & Sano at 3B. Would you offer Machado for Stanton?
    Thanks,

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Mike Schwab: Trade Sano. He won’t be playing much 3B. Probably.

  4. danny almonte says:
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    How does position eligibility work in espn? I thought it was 20 games played the previous season to qualify, or 10 games played in the current season…or am i getting it confused with something else?

  5. Onemoretime says:
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    Can you go into how position eligibility works?

    So Schwarber will be catcher eligible all year next year even if he doesn’t take a single pitch behind home plate correct?

    Also, any player who hits 10 games at a position will then gain whatever eligibility, correct?

    I didn’t see you rank sano, but probably because he only played 3b, so my assumption is he has 3b eligibility next year? Trying to decide if I want to keep him or not.

    Happy holidays. I’ll put some extra spice in my egg naug

    • Onemoretime says:
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      @Onemoretime: I play in a espn league so pretty sure its 10 games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Onemoretime: Sano doesn’t have ten games played at any position… He could be eligible at only UTIL… Happy holidays!

  6. Don't look now says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you prefer? Obp league

    Sale and Xander
    For
    Springer and Kluber

    Thanks!

  7. Shill Team 6 says:
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    OBP league.Pollack or Blackmon for 2016? Windows(10 and 8.something) really doesn’t like Razzball. Laptop and desktop are unusable. I’m reduced to using my Android phone.
    Merry XMas from the Land of Lincoln!!

  8. Malicious Phenom says:
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    MERRY CHRISTMAS from Ireland!

    Enjoy yourself, be safe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, MP! You too!

  9. Curt C. says:
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    Cuddyer retired!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He sure did, but if he were to play in a softball league, he has multi-position eligibility

  10. Jeff P says:
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    I like to target Catcher eligibles who will primarily play other positions. Only Schwarber is listed here, but he’ll be long gone by the time I’m comfortable picking him. The only other one I can think of is Jaso, who Pirates just signed to play 1st on the long side of a platoon. Is there anyone else who fits this category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff P: Posey could play more 1st this year, but no one comes to mind outside of this list

  11. Friedman for Freeman says:
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    How long until Sano gets positional eligibility… And do they really think a 260 lb dude is a good idea in OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not going to outright bench Plouffe, so he’ll need an injury to Mauer or Plouffe to play 3rd

  12. Yescheese says:
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    Most valuable non-elite multi-position guys? I’m thinking Kang, Harrison, Norris, Kelly Johson, Trumbo, Lawrie, anybody else?

    Elite = All the Cubs, Posey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What, you don’t like Schwarber?

      • Yescheese says:
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        @Grey: oh i like him. I just don’t see him lasting to late or even mid rounds like these other guys. These multi eligible guys are great for daily streaming flexibility.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What about Swiss Army Knife Holt?

  13. JP says:
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    6×6 13 team roto AVG, OBP, R, HR, RBI, SB. Conforto or piscotty both short and long term? Merry Christmas Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto for both… Xmas!

  14. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Which minor leaguer would you rather have and why:

    Carson Fullmer CWS
    Sean Manaea OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        Why him over Fullmer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause he’s better

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks grey. Happy holidays to you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: i didn’t even know manea was on OAK town now, but yep, better.

  15. Vegans says:
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    Merry Christmas, Grey, Mr. FOH & everyone else.

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merry Xmas!

  16. Slick says:
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    Deep 20 team keeper league. Who do you keep? Alex Gordon, George Springer, Wil Myers, Wong, Buxton, Yelich.
    Not sure if I should keep Gordon over the youth on this team. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many can you keep?

      • Slick says:
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        @Grey: I can keep five.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then no Wong, assuming Gordon signs

      • Slick says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Happy holidays!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  17. For an Armenianless vacation come to Akron says:
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    happy day,likely most off work der.

  18. Chucky says:
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    Anyone know what happened to Bryant’s eligibility in the OF ( 19 games)? At season’s end he had both 3B and OF. I know this for reasonable certainty, of course as a Bryant owner I keep tabs on important features such as that. MLB must have reviewed the records and taken one game back, hence the 19 games in the OF instead of 20. Did anyone else notice this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant is in the article

  19. M says:
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    Nats must not have much faith in Trea Turner for this year especially since they’ve been connected with a bunch of MI’s this offseason?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re in position to win now, they’re not about to give a rookie the job out of spring

  20. Funny Name says:
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    Do you know the rules with yahoos eligibility? Last yr Machado became SS eligible because he started 6 or 7 games there. Will he still be eligible there in 2016? I think Sano will be 3rd base eligible if that’s the case.

    • Funny Name says:
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      @Funny Name: And would you put Machado top 5 with the SS eligibility?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t think he has SS eligibility for 2016

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s five games started in season for Yahoo, ten games the previous season

  21. Funny Name says:
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    Ah, gotcha. Now I know when making off season trades. Thanks. Any idea when the 2016 season goes live on yahoo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mid-Feb, prolly

  22. Goose! says:
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    What about Matt Duffy? Wouldn’t he have 2B and 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he play 10 games at 2nd?

  23. Who's on first says:
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    Grey,

    In an OBP keeper league which side do you prefer

    Sano and Archer
    for
    Arenado

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  24. Starwarts says:
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    Dynasty. Is D Santana an everyday player? Like, forever?
    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

      • Starwarts says:
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        @Grey:Sorry. Domingo not Danny. Or is that “unlikely” meant for Domingo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a starter

  25. J-FOH says:
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    Have you seen a documentary called “the seven five” Watched it on showtime the other day. Pretty good. It’s about the very very very corrupt Brooklyn police of the 7 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah haven’t seen it… You watch Making A Murderer yet?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Yo man….just binge watched the whole thing. Unreal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So upsetting and brilliant… For the first time in my life I signed one of those petition.org things for them

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Definitey, staggering the amount of inconsistencies in the case and was still found guilty. Heartbreaking seeing his nephew charged, I just don’t get it. Terribly wrong.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The nephew stuff was heart wrenching… Colburn called in the jeep license! What?!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: 2 days before it was found!! Ahh, she was stabbed, raped, throat cut in the bedroom, where’s the blood?? Shot in the garage and still no blood! Key and bullet weren’t found until a week later after so many searches. The car found by the only searcher with a camera and she found it immediately in that whole huge lot. Why is their blood and hair in the car anyways if she was killed inside and dragged into the backyard to be burned? The tampered blood vial!!! There is something with the brother and ex boyfriend, they are so so shady. The deleted voicemails?!…all that and the worst was the police forcing that obviously false confession from the nephew. So sick.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotta love the sheriff who still didn’t believe Avery was innocent of the rape… “That’s what the DNA says, I don’t know.”

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Bunch of morons. Lenk is super corrupt…I don’t know who I hate more, Theresa’s brother or Brendan’s first lawyer

                • Grey

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                  I was trying like hell to find anything that wasn’t shown in the movie that made Avery seem more culpable, and only thing I found that wasn’t mentioned was he called and asked for Theresa to come out that day… But I don’t see how that makes him a killer

  26. goodfold2 says:
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    hey Grey, after learning that in hockey Fantrax will add correct positions (say a guy came up in minors/prospect at position X but in NHL plays position Y) and getting them in the middle of the night to add 3 players to the baseball database from Mike’s lists, i thought, wow, this company is so good it’s as if it’s run by Grey. So, do you run/own Fantrax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nope, I don’t

  27. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, now with this roster and 42.273 mil left for at least 6 spots (up to 9 if i drop leone/urena and minor alvarez)
    C d’arnaud
    CI beltre (probably, i still have to match whatever offer he gets or take the pick(s) by the 3rd)
    CI smoak
    MI segura
    MI alcides
    OF leonys
    OF a-jax (man i should’ve traded him a couple of months back when i had an offer, now he has no team and still costs 6.4)
    OF altherr
    util e.rosario
    BN drury
    SP liriano, z.davies, quintana, sale
    RP melancon, fien, rj alvarez, leone, urena (these last 3 current listed in minors, but i can’t minor the last 2)
    and 6 more BN spots to fill (at least 2 SP needed at some point).
    Trying to see if bidding on any restricted FA makes sense (and up to how much)
    guys that could be worth it
    CI – plouffe, valencia, aroid (he’ll bost too much though)
    MI – walker, h.kendrick
    OF – fowler, souza
    SP – chen, lackey, miley, erasmo, peavy, tomlin, kazmir, hammel
    RP – a.miller (he’ll cost too much though), nate jones, joe smith, romo, benoit

    The much bigger list of just straight free agents includes (we’ll bid on these post draft, in FEB, i’m just showing these for what will be left if i get none of the restricted guys.
    CI – colabello, yunel, yogt, dan murphy, c.hernandez, espinosa, howard, napoli, matt duffy, marwin, v-mart, pearce, sandoval, laroche
    MI – j-honney, alexei ram, e.escobar (MIN), kike, kelby tom, giovatella, villar
    OF – werth, maybin, beltran, byrd, blanco, aokidoki, pham, bj upton (starting now again, but for how long)
    SP – fatolo, b.anderson, koehler, bolsinger, shoemaker, hellickson, erv santana, godley, c.anderson, j.chavez, roark, sabbathia
    RP – tons of good names here
    Looking like i might want bid on some SP, or anybody else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be interested in seeing Chavez’s role… And Roark… Shoemaker could work too… Looks like you need SPs, right?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: right, last year, about 11 months ago i bid on and won c.anderson and chavez for cheap, neither were technically starters at the time. the only list i need to worry about between now and jan 1st is the top list, the restricted FA, those are being bid on right now. the bottom list doesn’t apply till post draft, those are just standard FA, winning bid would win them, nobody has rights to them.

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          @goodfold2: all of sale/liriano/quintana’s contracts expire after this year, so i don’t want to give long term deal to somebody that doesn’t have future value, so most of that list of SP would be one year deals from me if any.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, one year deals is more than enough on any of these guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Bid on Kazmir, Lackey, Chen, Hammel… Guess you could use Walker too, right?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: walker could play at util or backup. what’s biggest bid for those sound about like, i’ll assume beltre gets bid up to around 8-10 but not much more, and if much more i can just take the pick rather than pay near the 18 of last year. this would leave around 32 mil for 6-8 spots total left. probably will have to give werth some sort of action as i need homers pretty badly (not the 12 he got from me last year that i’m still paying 6 of now)

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              @goodfold2: with smoak as a starter i’m probably more in need at CI than MI.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                But you don’t have a 2nd baseman, do you?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t expect Beltre to get much better

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                @Grey: we play 2 CI, 2 MI, 3 OF, 1 util, 1 C, don’t need 2B in particular. if drury gets play i’d have him of course, and i could put him down if he’s not up also. so right now i’ll assume i match beltre’s bid (probably only 7-11 or so million, not the 18 he made before), leaving me with 31-35 million to make somewhere in the 6-10 players to add, with around 2-3 of those being SP. The difference of 6-10 would have to do with if i drop leone/urena and/or put down rj alvarez/drury. if beltre’s price gets too high i could take the pick, so at most 11 players would be added using 42.848 mil. If i don’t keep beltre i’d have to grab a CI from the 2nd list
                CI – colabello, yunel, yogt, dan murphy, c.hernandez, espinosa, howard, napoli, matt duffy, marwin, v-mart, pearce, sandoval, laroche

                in FEB when regular FA bidding goes on.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Makes sense

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                    @Grey: of that list i’m guessing duffy gets biggest contract (if no beltre), for some years, but really he doesn’t hit that many homers either. i need homers with that lineup for sure. werth looms (my god if he doesn’t produce again, gets hurt again i’ll really wanna giloolly him) as possible need. pham probably a good longer term investment (cheaply).

                    how much you thinking is biggest bid i should make on kaz/lackey/chen/hammel. i’ll go from the biggest (kaz) downward

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Start at $5 mill

  28. Maxwell says:
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    I keep 8 in a 16 man league. I have kershaw, sale, cueto, harper, goldy, mccutchen, tulo, kipnis and tyson ross. Should I trade cueto for braun then try to pair ross with someone for a better player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Braun

  29. Who's on first says:
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    Grey,

    In an OBP league which side do you prefer?

    Kluber and Arenado
    Kershaw and McCutch

    Thanks

    • Who's on first says:
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      @Who’s on first: Or JD and Kluber for Kershaw

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        JD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  30. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Getting hit with another Canadian blizzard so I am dreaming about spring training. In a redraft roto league would you rather have Bryant or Springer for 2016? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  31. Tyler says:
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    Hey Grey! Very excited for 2016 fantasy! If eligible at SS, is Manny Machado a first round pick between picks 5-12? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: Word! Looking forward to the 2016 podcast!

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: AHH, also I have to ask because there is always TV talk going on here, have you watched Making a Murderer? VERY good/aggravating docu series.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Amazing show, take followups to my newest post

  32. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    What do you think is fair trade value for chapman? In other words who should I give up to get him? He asked for either Trout or Altuve and I turned him down immediately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to my newest post

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        What is the new post

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