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Rudy and I put aside our differences in ADP and got on the podcast together.  After 2 years, Rudy and I both realized we should be on ground lines.  I think the sound quality is excellent, except for this weird cackle coming from my connection.  I know my laugh doesn’t sound like that!  There’s no way!  Nick, Rudy and I touch on (non-sexually) Junior Lake, Adam Jones, Sonny Gray and Billy Hamilton.  Also, you need a little back story on one of the sections of the podcast.  Before I get on the show, Nick asks me if there’s anything specifically I want to talk about.  Well, this time I fed him a question about a hotheaded 3rd baseman competing behind Will Middlebrooks — C.T. Tamburello.  Oh, and because someone’s gotta pay for JayWrong’s dating life, we also have on the RotoDerby guy.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast (now with Rudy saying bad things about Sonny Gray and me not standing for it):

  1. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Please. Loneliness and despair are low-cost investments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: That’s your long position?

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Grey: you know it.

      • basement artie says:
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        @Grey: Okay so here’s my team. I don’t care about anybody else’s posts:
        C; Perez
        1B: Goldschmidt
        2B Kinsler
        SS: Gordon
        3B: Wright
        CI: Loney(UGH)
        MI:A. Ramirez
        OF:Bruce
        OF:Victorino
        OF:Eaton
        OF:Hunter
        OF:Holliday
        P: Sale
        P:Bailey
        P: Wacha
        P:Cueto
        P:A. Wood
        P:Cashner
        P:Nathan
        P:Street
        P:Balfour
        Bench: J Baez, Castellanos, Owings, J. Kelly,

        12 team roto 5×5 1400 IP max. What do you think

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pitching looks better than hitting, I’m not sure how Loney is draftable in your league… You look light on speed and power…

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Jay: Isn’t that the two players the Rangers signed to play 2B and C for the first two months?

  2. imnotanyger says:
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    with hunter kind of sucking again today,is there any scenario where you see Gausman getting a shot at closing,thanks,im trying to go undercover here,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt it, but you never know

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Gee Albright…might there be an out of the blue, deep deep save sleeper lurking in Baltimore?

          • Jamiehov says:
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            @Grey:

            From what Oriole beat reporters have said, Gausman looks better than three if their starters including Bud who they speculate could make his way to the pen

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Interesting

            • Principal Blackman says:
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              @Jamiehov: Gausman has the stuff to be their best starter, but it looks like they are going out of there way to keep him out of the rotation.

          • J-FOH

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            @Grey: Gausman?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: @OaktownSteve: So are we saying that Gausman could be an SP-eligible Holds guy?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Is he in the bullpen?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Oh, didn’t quite read the thread properly. If he’d be a good reliever, I hope he ends up there…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He could be a better closer right now than Hunter, but I don’t think the O’s will won’t him in the pen…

                • Spring Blake says:
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                  @Grey: Yeah, I think they just want to continue him starting in AAA for now so he can work on his location and offspeed stuff before coming up. Miguel Gonzalez and WY Chen are great back-end guys, but have had injury issues in the past and I think that’s what will clear the way for Gausman. Gonzalez has already had minor back spasms this spring. Gausman definitely looks to be in the rotation, I don’t think they’d want to keep him in the pen for a year and then transition him to a starter, especially after resigning former prospects Britton and Matusz to pen roles.

                  Let’s remember though how reluctant Buck was to move away from Johnson during his stretch of blown saves last year, I think Hunter has a longer leash than people are saying currently. I think it’ll be O’Day’s role to blow if hunter fails, but he suffers from the same L/R splits that Hunter does.

                  After that, Webb is probably the next choice, but Norris and Meek could be options too. One guy that’s interesting is Suk-Min Yoon, who was signed on to be a starter but closed in Korea for a bit, if he’s healthy and puts together a string of good pen appearances he could be a dark horse candidate for the job.

  3. L-Boogie says:
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    Blah, blah, blah, enough about your team. Back to me.

    12-team roto, 7th pick. We only start 7 P, everyone does 5SP/2RP until things get played out later in the season.

    C: W Ramos
    C: Zunino
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Hill
    3B: Zimm
    SS: Ev Cab
    CI: Pujols (I mean, he was just sitting there in the 6th…)
    MI: De Gordon
    OF: A Jones
    OF: J Upton
    OF: J Bruce
    OF: Venable
    OF: A Garcia
    DH: Frazier

    SP: Teheran
    SP: Liriano
    SP: Gray
    SP: Kuroda
    SP:Iwakuma
    RP: Grilli
    RP: Nate Jones
    Bench: Y Ventura
    Bench: E Ramirez
    Bench: Veras
    Bench: Melancon
    Bench: Carlos Martinez

    Best team ever you say? I totally agree. Actually, I would have agreed if the ass-turd one pick before me hadn’t yanked Longo out from under me in the 3rd. I could have had 4 of Grey’s top 12. And then he did it again in the 5th with Segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: If Pujols is going in the 6th, I wonder about your competition… But more wonderful for you…

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: We used CBS to draft and like I’ve been saying, they have him ranked SO low (110) so when you’re in the draft room, you have to keep scrolling to find him.

        Any other thoughts on the team?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

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          @L-Boogie: 110?! Wow…. Nah, team looks solid enough… Maybe a tad light on average

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @L-Boogie: be careful with that “have to scroll too long” stuff, it’s real easy to forget to find somebody good. put in your own rankings over that site crap.

  4. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I manage to draft the following team.
    12 team mix, with 3 keepers. I was picking 11th.

    C–Lucroy
    1B–Encarnacion,k
    2B–Pedroia
    3B–Arenado
    SS–E. Andrus
    OF–Stanton,k
    OF–Cespedes
    OF–Victorino
    UTL–Napoli
    BN–Hunter

    I have very solid SP and RP.

    I feel the offense is balanced, but nothing jumps out. Hopefully Cespedes pays dividends with a lot of games.

    What do you think i’m missing? More Speed/Runs??
    Would you consider droping Hunter for Aoki or Leonys Martin?

    For 3B, do you like more Arenado, Rendon or Headley?

    Many thanks

  5. L-Boogie says:
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    Follow-up to my post above:

    Funny. When a guy picking 5 spots ahead of me takes the player I’m targeting that round, no biggie. It wasn’t meant to be. But when the guy one spot before me takes my player, I wish to unleash hell upon him and all those he holds dear. May he die an infidel’s death.

    I mean, it should matter but when you get sooooooo close….

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Am I on some NSA watchlist now for writing the word “infidel”?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, you are!

        • Principal Blackman says:
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          @L-Boogie: You’re probably okay as long as you don’t use Teheran in the same post.

  6. Eric W says:
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    Still think Leroy is going to have a breakout season when it comes to the actual challenges he just seems like some one who could dominate anything physical for years to come. Too bad he is about as exciting as drafting Michael Cuddyer when it comes to watching the actual show.

    • Grey

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      @Eric W: I like his wont to screw anything in sight…

  7. Steve says:
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    Grey, worried about Jean Segura and the shoulder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  8. SpecialFNK says:
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    who should produce better in 2014, Christian Yelich or Austin Jackson?
    should I trade Yelich to get Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato tomahto

  9. Phil says:
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    Drafted yesterday in a 7×7 head to head league (Traditional 5×5 plus obp, slug, qs and k/9)
    Here’s my team 4 OF instead of 3 and a corner infield spot and utility spot. I put the pick where I drafted them. K indicates keeper. I know I waited too long on pitching and ultimately reached for some.

    C Wilson Ramos(223)
    1B Albert Pujols (18)
    2B Chase Utley (169)
    3B Evan Longoria (7)
    SS Hanley Ramírez (79k)
    CI Anthony Rizzo (66)
    OF Shin-Soo Choo (31)
    OF Alex Gordon (42)
    OF Carlos Beltrán (55)
    OF Starling Marte (273k)
    Util Corey Hart (188)
    BN Cody Asche (258)
    SP Chris Archer (103)
    SP José Fernández (271k)
    RP David Robertson (119)
    RP Huston Street (193)
    P Taijuan Walker (155)
    P Yordano Ventura (175)
    P Corey Kluber (186)
    P Joakim Soria (196)
    BN Jon Lester (127)
    BN Chris Tillman (162)
    BN Randall Delgado (picked up on free agency)

    • Grey

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      Looks like a solid hitting team, yeah the pitching could be a mess… It’s definitely risky… I don’t mind the guys you drafted but they’re not sure things

  10. mauledbypandas says:
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    Can you guys not just use Skype for this? With even a moderately priced Plantronics or similar headset the quality is very high.

    Glad to have the podcast back though, 4 more days…

  11. dude says:
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    Feliz sent to minors, drop or hold? Thoughts on him for the season based on comments about velocity and being sent to minors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  12. Joe G says:
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    Grey i just trade yadier molina and chase utley for max scherzer i need it a work horse in pitching Iam without catcher but i can get Jason Castro or grandal from FA… Do you think it Was a smart move?

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Joe G: Genious imo..Grab Castro immediately, lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  13. Philsfan76 says:
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    Great podder- looking forward to the updated frequency this year.
    Grey, can you do me a quick solid?

    Here’s my roster in a 12 team H2H points league. CBS draft recap says i will finish in dead last.

    4 keepers, one post 9th rd from prior draft (Pence), also kept Dread Pirate, Harper, Bogaerts
    C- Ruiz
    1B Pujols
    2B Philips
    3B Asche
    SS- Escobar
    MI- Bogaerts
    CI- Craig
    OF- Harper
    OF- McCutch
    OF- Pence
    OF- Rios
    DH- Napoli
    Bench- Gennett, Schoop, Frazier, Gardner, Springer

    P- Bailey, Cobb, Liriano, Masterson, Porcello, Smyly, Ventura,
    Bench- Degado, Eraser

    I’d love some thoughts on exactly how weak this team is, cause i thought it looks pretty solid. Am i or is CBS wrong here?

    Your feedback is truly appreciated.

    • Grey

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      Your offense is a bit weak.. Low on power and power… Pitching looks fine…

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        thank you, sir!@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. The Marte Partay says:
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    Looking for a backup CI in an NFBC slow draft, who would you prefer among Valbuena, Kris Bryant, McGuiness, Jesus Guzman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  15. Zar says:
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    Just drafted this team….this is my last one unless I sign up for another RCL. How’s it look? It’s a 12 team H2H 5×5.

    Round Pick Player Position
    1. (10) Adam Jones OF
    2. (15) Prince Fielder 1B
    3. (34) Jay Bruce OF
    4. (39) Madison Bumgarner SP
    5. (58) Hunter Pence OF
    6. (63) Elvis Andrus SS
    7. (82) Josh Donaldson 3B
    8. (87) José Altuve 2B
    9. (106) Sergio Romo RP
    10. (111) Matt Moore SP
    11. (130) Francisco Liriano SP
    12. (135) Sonny Gray SP
    13. (154) Jonathan Lucroy C,1B
    14. (159) Justin Masterson SP
    15. (178) Joakim Soria RP
    16. (183) Brandon Moss 1B,OF
    17. (202) Khris Davis OF
    18. (207) José Veras RP
    19. (226) B.J. Upton OF
    20. (231) Todd Frazier 3B
    21. (250) Will Venable OF
    22. (255) Yordano Ventura SP
    23. (274) Taijuan Walker SP

    I was thinking of the Junior Lake, anyone to drop for him?

    • Grey

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      Looks pretty solid, I like the guys you have, of course no idea how the team lays out…

      • Zar says:
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        @Grey: 1 C, 1B,2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 2 UT, 2 SP, 2 RP, 3 P, 5 bench. I’m pretty happy, I wasn’t sure about reaching for bumgarner, but no one else I liked there.

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    Now that Pineda been slotted in as the 5th starter for the Yanks, would you drop Tim Hudson for him? Other starters are Teheran, Cobb, Tanaka, Tillman, Cashner, Porcello, Kluber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  17. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Pineda worth adding?

    These are my SPs

    Cobb
    Sanchesz
    Teheran
    Wacha
    Masterson
    Moore
    Gray
    Liriano

    • Grey

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      Nope

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Moscowitz: that’s either a 6 team league, or you drafted the anti-Razz pitching staff, 8 guys in first 5 tiers.

  18. de nachos says:
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    “It’s the Razzball Podcaaast” theme song ear worms my everyday life for the next 24 hours. “Gonna do some laundryyyyyyyy” “Better eat your veggieeeeees”

    Shhh on Junior Lake. Trying to wait for Bourne to be DL’d to get him…or should I just go ahead and drop Matt Damon and pick up the Cubbie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Sure, go for it

    • @de nachos: It’s funny because when @RudyGamble wrote the lyrics it was supposed to be more of a jingle… then Symphony of 9 got their mitts on it and glam rocked it out.

      • Josh O.

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        @Nick the Podcast Host: What can’t that man do… I bet he sings killer country songs, too

  19. agarthered says:
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    Have
    Castro
    Pujols
    Miller
    Segura
    Longoria
    Beltran
    Stanton
    Myers
    Eaton

    then rajai on bench. Would you drop Rajai for Brandon Moss (im worried about lack of sbs, only really segura/miller/eaton/myers steal)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just asked this, no?

  20. kisses says:
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    which side?

    Billy Hamilton + Gerrit Cole OR Josh Reddick + Tommy Milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

      • kisses says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • kisses says:
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            @Grey: while I’ve got you, thoughts on my offensive bench and some potential moves before the season starts:

            My Bench: Freese, Eaton, Mous, Rutledge, and Bonifacio

            FA: Brad Miller, Jr. Lake, Wong, Todd Frazier, and Asche

            make some moves or hold?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Miller, Frazier, Lake over Eaton, Freese and Rutledge

              • kisses says:
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                @Grey: different league, drop granderson for lake?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Eh, I wouldn’t have drafted Grandy, but I’d hold for now

                  • kisses says:
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                    @Grey: it was a risk, but i figured the rest of my outfield (McCutch, Harper, Myers, and Crawford) could support him. Thanks!

                    • Grey

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                      No problem

  21. Travis says:
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    Porcello keeps getting lit up this spring…I know it’s only spring, but still. Would you still hold on him? Debating dropping him or Kluber for Tyson Ross, or maybe a middle reliever (holds+saves league, looking at Allen, Farquhar, Walden, Herrerra)…

    My pitchers are:
    Verlander, Moore, Ryu, Dickey, Kluber, Pineda, Porcello…so can probably spare one

    Closers:
    Perkins, Reed, Papelbon, Cishek, Axford… No middle relief currently

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  22. Waste Sticker says:
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    10 team H2H lig. Like my bats not sure about my pitching…what do you think?
    Should I be trying to trade for a SP before the season?

    C- Ramos
    1 -Golds
    2- Gyorko
    SS- Segura
    3- Zimmerman
    OF-Adam Jones
    OF- Harper
    OF- Bautista
    UT – Pujols
    Bench – Belt

    Pitching – Cobb, Bailey, Cingrani, Porcello, Kluber, Tillman, Ventura
    Bench – Peralta, Perez, Erasmo, Tijuan Walker, Jim Henderson

    • Grey

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      I like the pitching and bats… You might be a tad low on average but that’s fine in H2H…

  23. Jack says:
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    Wong or Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m suggesting it to the FCL right now for our winner, we were going to do a bat, but a belt? you can wear that to parties and the beach….all kinds of places

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s all kinda of awesome

          • J-FOH

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            @Grey: We need to make this a grand champion reality…where is Rudy at?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              In his post about the Yahoo draft

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Actually he’s drafting a keeper league right now with Sky and Nick…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: oh yeah the one I got asked to join and never got my invite :’(

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    What up with that?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: right? I will have my flat billed revenge.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: Jack full of hate will rise from the ashes with a flurry of fire

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope so

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I sense an old school rant on the horizon…..or a musical mash up

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wait until you see the musical mashup I have for tomorrow…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: boom bap hip hop? 70′s television theme songs? 60′s era r&b girl groups? The suspense is killing me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      80′s movie remix

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: that’s rad to the max

      • J-FOH

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        @Nick the Podcast Host: be nice to tehol I thought he was going to have a breakdown yesterday

  24. Pig Bapi says:
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    Great show guys! I’m so stoked for the daily shows coming soon!

    I was hoping you’d consider assisting me with my week 1 pitching:

    I can go with up to 5 of these guys. Who should I sit?

    Teheran
    Shelby Miller
    Samardzija
    Jered Weaver
    Sonny Gray
    Michael Wacha
    Rick Porcello
    Alex Wood.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Can you wait until there’s a schedule before picking SPs? You leaving the country? Come back, Pig Bapi!

      • Pig Bapi says:
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        @Grey: That’s an incredibly fair reply! I’m just dizzy with excitement for the season to start and I’m getting a bit head of myself with all the Opening Day starter announcements. I shall return!

        • Grey

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          Sounds good, Pig Bapi!

  25. gmatt21 says:
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    keeper league and my teams garbo. can keep 3: Stanton, Jose reyes, pedro alvarez, matt holliday, b philips, V mart, Gio gonzales, animal sanchez , RYU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Reyes, Anibal

  26. Kyle says:
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    Grey,

    Drafted yesterday in a standard scoring, 12-team head-to-head league, what do you think of the squad? What do I need to improve on? Picked up Chapman in the 16th round, good move? Pissed I missed out on Y.Ventura, what would you trade for him? P.S. love your advice!

    C- Wieters
    1B- Freeman
    2B- Gyorko
    3B- Arenando
    SS- E.Andrus
    OF- Trout
    OF- Stanton
    OF- S.Marte
    Util- Hosmer
    Util- J.Abreu
    BN- Asche
    BN- Brantley
    SP- G.Gonzalez
    SP- A.Cobb
    SP- Salazar
    RP- J.Nathan
    RP- Rodney
    RP- Axford
    P- J.Masterson
    P- T.Walker
    BN- R.Porcello
    DL- A.Chapman

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

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      Thanks! I like your hitting and pitching a lot… Fairly shallow league so your work has just begun… I wouldn’t trade for Ventura unless you can get him for a bench bat or something minor…

  27. mike says:
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    what order would you take them
    I will the third pick
    McCutcheon
    Braun
    Harper
    Gomez
    Stanton
    Most likely Braun and McCutcheon could be the first two picks.
    Thanks

  28. IFartInYourGeneralDirection says:
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    I’m in a 16 team H2H Dynasty. We go 6×6 with OBP and Holds added. I’m pretty much done tinkering and trading. I could use some feedback to see if there are any holes I missed.

    C M. Montero
    1B Votto
    2B Dozier
    3B A-Ram
    SS Castro
    Lf Gordon
    CF C. Gomez
    RF K. Calhoun
    Ut C. Davis
    BN Cespedes, Aviles, Bonifacio(NA)

    SP Price
    SP Fister
    SP T. Wood
    SP E. Santana
    RP J. Johnson
    RP Papelbon
    RP Rosenthal
    RP Uehara
    P Clippard
    P D. Carpenter
    BN Erasmo, Arroyo, M Gonzalez, Hellickson

    Minors Bogaqerts, Gausman, Syndergaard, Biddle, Almora

    I’m pretty much going to wait for Aviles or Bonifacio to step up then cut the other to bring up X-Man. I’m also waiting for Hellickson to be DL’ed and then pick up Morse or Arcia. Any glaring holes I am missing? There has been a lot of interest in Papelbon if I need to make a trade.

    • Grey

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      Who’s interested in Papelbon? What can you get for him? Your team looks light on power, average and RBIs, don’t love it… Your pitching is a bit wonky with injury concerns and guys I don’t like….

      • IFartInYourGeneralDirection says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I inherited this team in 2011 and took it from the basement to 3rd place last year. There is just no room to breathe in this league of 16. With 4 Closers I have many suitors. Recently I was offered Chris Archer and Justin Masterson in separate deals for Paplebon. (leaning toward Masterson)
        Generally I lose the AVG stat but win the HRs in a given week. The league is so tight someone actually burned a waiver pickup on R. Weeks after I dropped him. I was counting on Beachy to come back this year but I picked up Erasmo when TJ fever struck.
        Should I just drop Aviles now and get Arcia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get Arcia

  29. Fungazi says:
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    For a 12 team keeper league, who would you drop for the first hot pick-up, need to have player, if they are starting slow:

    Bats: Eaton, Castellanos, Wong
    SP: Scheppers, Gallardo, Tillman

    I know it’s early for this, but I’m bored. Would like to ideally give them all at least a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo

  30. Snake Hips says:
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    Am I wasting my time (and roster spot) holding on to Carlos Martinez. It’s a 10 team H2H points league. No points for holds. Or would it pay off big if he actually gets a starting gig soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  31. mike says:
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    anyone having issues with the war room page?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Working for me

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: It’s working for me now too. Thanks for checking!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. G says:
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    Better backup for segura. Both rollins and villar on waiver wire? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  33. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, in 7×7 with OPS one year league where guys like rajai, e young, pagan, are available, what do you think about a deal where I send Belt for Crisp?

    Yahoo league so my OF is braun, bautista, a gordon; util is ortiz and aoki/belt with lowrie on the bench.

    Already have mccann, freeman, cano, seager and andrus so OPS isnt an issue, just need some speed that wont be empty.

    Thank you as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  34. pager24 says:
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    just like my ability to stop drinking, I have gone against my best judgement and will go ahead and ask what you think of my team? it’s a 10 team league w/ 5OF, UTIL, 2 C, 9 P, MI, CI. I got lucky with the first pick. I feel pretty good about the team overall but realize my RP are a mess! They were going crazy early and couldn’t justify the cost so just kept grabbing SP instead. Thanks for the input

    C – Devin Mesoraco
    C – Trais D’arnaud
    1B- Edwin Encarnacion
    2B- Jose Altuve
    3B- Nolan Arenado
    SS- Ian Desomnd
    MI- Aaron Hill
    CI- Albert Pujols
    OF- Mike Trout
    OF- Yasiel Puig
    OF- Wil Myers
    OF- Alex Gordon
    OF- Avisail Garcia
    U- Xander Bogaerts

    P- Steven Strausburg
    P- Anibal Sanchez
    P- Alex Cobb
    P- Gerrit Cole
    P- Matt Moore
    P- Doug Fister
    P- Danny Salazar
    P- Danny Farquhar
    P- Josh Fields

    BENCH- Yordano Ventura, Tyler Clippard, Carlos Martinez, Mark Melancon, Darren O’Day, BJ Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with your assessment… You can find RPs on waivers in a league this shallow… Your hitting is very balanced and solid which is slightly surprising since you have Strasburg… I like the team a lot, except for Moore, but that’s a small issue

    • Grey

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      Actually, I could see trading Moore for a donkeycorn

  35. pager24 says:
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    same as above only a Y! 12 team league. Thanks!
    C- Sal Perez
    1B- Freddie Freeman
    2B- Aaron Hill
    3B- Josh Donaldson
    SS- Jean Segura
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Alex Rios
    OF Wil Myers
    U- Anthony Rizzo
    U- Will Middlebrooks

    P- Anibal Sanchez
    P- Julio Teheran
    P- Steve Chisek
    P- John Axford
    P- Tony Cingrani
    P- Fransisco Liriano
    P- Tyler Clippard
    P- Sergio Santos

    BN- Erasmo Ramirez, Brad Miller, Randall Delgado, Dillian Gee, Daren O’Day

    • Grey

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      I like the other team better… The hitting looks balanced, but might be a tad low on power… Not bad though and overall I do like this team… Solid pitching…

  36. y4 says:
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    Can I get your thoughts on this team? 12 team h2h 6×5(OPS)- I’m streaming pitching

    c- Rosario
    1b- Fielder
    2b- Pedroia
    3b- Arenado
    ss- Reyes
    of- A.Jones, J.Upton, A.Rios
    u- Pujols
    bn- Rizzo, Beltran

    Notable pitchers are Shields, Liriano, Peavy, Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks fine, pretty balanced… Hopefully Reyes is fine…

  37. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    the best part of your nfbc team :
    chances are ,
    when that Kiwi guy
    starts to sing his late-night sad songs ,
    you’ll be able to commiserate
    no matter who he’s MOAning about .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  38. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey, Rudes, and Nick,

    Beautiful podcast. Beautiful.

    I’m getting Justin Upton, who I love this year, as a keeper in the 7th round. My question revolves around outfielders to take after him.

    Can you rank these guys according to the rounds??

    Rounds 13-16
    Christian Yelich
    Kole Calhoun
    Leonys Martin

    Rounds 17-20
    Avisail Garcia
    Michael Brantley
    Peter Bourjous
    Khris Davis
    George Springer

    What do ya think?

  39. Alex says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  40. Hawks Fan says:
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    Trade Liriano and Crisp for Wacha Wacha?
    I have khris Davis or Nelson Cruz to replace coco and I know that you have Wacha ranked lower than Liriano, but I LOVE Wachas potential!
    What would you do? Trade Hisashi slurp slurp or Latos instead of Liriano?
    Thanks Grey.

    12 team H2H

    C- Evan Gattis
    1B-Paul Goldschmidt (R1.6)
    2B-Dustin Ackley (last pick)
    3B-Manny Macho Macho Machoado (9th round)
    SS- JJ Hardy
    OF-Bryce Harper (19th overall)
    OF-Ryan Braun (32nd overall)
    OF-Coco Crisp/Nelson Cruz/Khris Davis
    Utility_ David Ortiz (45th overall)
    Utility- Mike Napoli

    SP-Jose Fernandez (58th overall)
    SP-Anibal Sanchez
    SP- Francisco Liriano
    SP-Mat Latos (DL)
    SP- Hisashi Iwakuma (DL)

    RP- David Robertson (late)
    RP-Steve Cishek (late)

    • Hawks Fan says:
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      Stolen bases are worth 2 stolen bases
      Earned Runs are negative 2 points, strikeouts are 1 point.

      • Hawks Fan says:
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        @Hawks Fan:

        **stolen bases are 2 points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Latos instead

  41. SteveNZ says:
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    Francona confirms Santana will play 3rd…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  42. Derrick says:
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    Care to give an opinion on my team in a H2H, 5X5, 12-man league? Thanks in advance.

    C – Piernziski
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Gyrko
    SS – Segura
    OF – Trout
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Marte
    Util – Butler
    Bench – Arrenado

    SP’s – Bailey, Moore, Teheran, Cobb, Martin Perez and Masterson
    CP’s – Henderson, Qualls, Hawkins, Janssen, Hunter and Veras

    • Grey

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      Team looks a little heavy on speed and light on power… Not terrible, but still… Pitching is fine…

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:
        Interesting. Thanks for the reply. Would you try to move Marte and a SP for an upgrade (power) in the OF?

        • Grey

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          Depends what you can get

  43. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yesterday i saw in a QS league you tell somebody who had all of these
    Dickey, Tillman, Nova, Haren,Porcello to drop Porcello for Kazmir. Rankings not only don’t show this, they have Kazmir lower than all of those guys, and Porcello higher than all of those guys (Tillman being the only one even in same tier as Porcello). Did something happen to Porcello that i’m not reading?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing happened to Porcello…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so you must just really have him lower in QS, yet higher in 5X5 than all of those other guys to have him both A. ranked higher in your rankings, and B. the drop (for kazmir) if somebody owned all of those other guys.

  44. Chris says:
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    I’ve got Tulo at SS and Reyes at UTIL. My RP’s are Tommy Hunter, LaTroy Hawkins and J.J. Hoover. Would you trade Reyes for a top RP (re: K. Jansen)? I could put Jose Abreau in the UTIL spot. 10 team H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  45. Tex-O-Matic says:
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    Can someone help please? I have to drop one of these guys….

    Michael Pineda
    Ervin Santana
    Taijaun Walker

    ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t wait to DL Walker?

      • Tex-O-Matic says:
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        @Grey: DL? Yes, NA? No. He’ll be dl’d?

  46. Drew Chainz says:
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    @Grey Is Longoria actually good? He puts up Trumbo like numbers

    • Big League Choo says:
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      @Drew Chainz: r u joking…..maybe they put up similar hr numbers….but longoria is .270 with OBP skills and trumbo is basically a younger adam dunn without plate disclipline

    • Grey

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      Trumbo hit .234 last year

  47. John says:
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    I’ve been offered Giancarlo Stanton for David Price, Wil Myers, and Alfonso Soriano. I always feel like 3 for 1 deals early in the season are a good idea because replacing talent early in the year is a lot easier than later on, however, I feel like this is a lot to give up. What do you think?

    10 Team 5×5 H2H
    C – McCann
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Gyorko
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Segura
    OF – Braun
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Myers
    UTIL – Soriano
    Bench – Gardner

    SP – Price
    SP – Bailey
    SP – Teheran
    SP – Sonny Gray
    SP – Gerrit Cole
    SP – Cingrani
    SP – Alex Wood
    SP – Ventura
    RP – Rosenthal
    RP – Soria
    RP – Frieri

    • Grey

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      Giving up too much

  48. ChillbroBaggins says:
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    10 team 5×5 Roto Auction: Love my hitting, slightly worried about pitching. what do you think?

    C: Ramos (1)
    1B: Votto (30)
    2B: Hill (11)
    3B: Sandoval (9)
    SS: Desmond (21)
    CI: Rizzo (12)
    MI: Rollins (1)
    OF: J. Upton (19)
    OF: Bruce (21)
    OF: Rios (18)
    OF: Holliday (17)
    OF: Jennings (6)
    UTIL: Butler (8)
    BN: R. Davis
    BN: Avisail

    P: Sale (19)
    P: Cole (14)
    P: Salazar (12)
    P: Gray (5)
    P: Samards (9)
    P: Lynn (2)
    P: Archer (1)
    P: Tillman (1)
    P: Grilli (9)
    P: Axford (7)

    • Grey

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      Your pitching looks fine, I wouldn’t be worried about that… Your offense is a bit low on power, I’d be more concerned on that…

  49. paid for the house says:
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    12 team Yahoo! H2H 6X6 (OBP and HLDs) This squad a playoff team???? Am i too concerned about ratios and holds keeping the pitching staff mediocre?

    c Rosario
    1b A. Gonzalez
    2b Zobrist
    3b Gyorko
    ss Desmond
    of Cargo
    of Ad Jones
    of W Myers
    UT Heyward
    UT Belt
    B Yellich
    B Villar
    N/A G. Polanco

    SP J Fernandez
    SP Cobb
    SP Salazar
    SP Kuroda
    SP Tillman
    SP Porcello
    SP Erasmo
    RP N Jones
    RP Fahrquar
    RP Siegrist
    RP C Allen
    RP B Wilson

    • Grey

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      Your pitching is fine, the hitting looks pretty balanced too… Team looks decent…

  50. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it’s possible to find better last RP than fear the beard. Maybe, but i’m not sure. really good OF.

  51. joseph says:
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    Hey there grey thank god baseball season is right around the corner wanted to get your opinion on my team
    auction league $260 limit non keeper 12 team head to head 2 catcher.

    C-Salvatore Perez
    C-salty man
    1st-votto
    2nd-Kipnis
    3rd-carpenter
    SS-brad miller
    MI-Howie kendrick
    CI-Adrian gonzalez
    Of-brantley
    OF-carlos Gomez
    OF-adam Jones
    OF-josh Roddick
    OF-rajai Davis
    bench Cody asche, Matt Dominguez

    Pitching
    bailey
    cobb
    Zimmerman
    nova
    iwakuma

    Relief
    joe Nathan
    Greg Holland
    Nate jones

    Bench
    chris archer
    clay buchholz

    Any tips on.my team would be greatly appreciated
    thanks grey

    • Grey

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      The pitching looks a bit light on starting pitching, the hitting looks decent pretty well balanced… Maybe a bit light on power and higher on speed…

      • joseph says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks for the reply grey gonna see what’s left in the fa pool to maybe find a gem…thanks again.

  52. goodfold2 says:
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    i know a few days ago schoop was the answer around here for 2B at BAL, now should we be picking up lombardozzi in 16 teamer as backup for Hill?

  53. Hawks Fan says:
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    Khris Davis hit another home run tonight. If the Brewers bat him either behind or in front of Braun, where will he be in your updated OF Rankings to start the year?

  54. Jt smith says:
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    10 team std roto keeper league
    Scoring: hits, runs, RBI, SB, hr, avg, ops
    K, k/9, k/bb, era, whip, wins, saves

    I think I need some power (hrs & RBIs) who should I trade and who should I target?

    C. Sal Perez
    1. Prince
    2. Kinsler
    3. EE
    Ss. Segura
    O. Mccutch, b Hamilton, Gordon
    U. Calhoun, beltre
    B. castellanos, aioki, howie Kendrick, alcides Escobar, oswaldo arcia, taveras

    Sp. Cole, price, Cobb, cingrani, Cain, smyly
    Rp. Kimbrel, Nathan, Soriano, jones

    Thanks!!!

  55. PREz says:
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    You guys kept it professional today.. Im impressed! And slightly dissappointed at the same time… I get it tho, razzball is going big.. Speaking of which, check out kendrick lamar- the spiteful chant. Could be your new anthem..

    I will say you and rudy were a little staticish at times.. And rudy said “watcha”… Ha!

    *nick voice* im outta here…

  56. goodfold2 says:
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    i know rankings but in 15 team roto with QS/on base % against/ k/BB
    1.should i drop any of erasmo/ventura/scheppers/pineda for any of Gee/M.Perez/Delgado/Santiago. Rankings actually say drop all 4 for those other 4 but i’ve seen answers vary, plus all those other categories could change some things. I have have liriano/cobb/porcello/shields/fister.
    I could also
    2.go back to 8 SP and 6 RP (scheppers was drafted as RP on purpose), slotted into lone “P” slot. Didn’t know if QS would up the amount of SP to 9 vs 8? Lots of good RP available.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: basically almost all of dumpling face is either on my team on free agents (except Pineda)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: sorry, this is 12 team (after i posted it i started to think about everybody else being tremendous idiots, with how strong my pitching and hitting is). everything else is right.

  57. james a says:
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    just drafted my team, 10 team h2h keeper league i kept trout in the 11th and freeman in the 8th, had the 2nd pick.

    How do you think this team is??

    C- Gattis
    1B- Freeman
    2B- Kinsler
    3B- Donaldson
    SS- Segura
    OF-Trout
    OF- McCutchen
    OF- Bautista
    UTL- D. Brown or Soriano
    B- Simmons
    B- Middlebrooks

    P- C. Lee
    P. Teheran
    CL- Frieri
    CL – F. Rodney
    P- G. Cole
    P- S. Grey
    P- Cingrani
    P- Kluber
    P- Peavy
    P- Jimenez

    • Grey

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      I think your team is solid, bit heavy on speed for H2H… The pitching is excellent, maybe too good…

  58. The Dead Heads says:
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    Why does it sound like Grey and Rudy are phoning in from the Moon? What’s up with that guys there never used to be this problem if I remember correctly

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