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So, we’re running on fumes over here at RCL Update Central. We’ve talked about the RazzBALLiest and Razz, um, ball-ee-least?? selections. At least I think that’s what it was about. Who knows with such things. Then, naturally, we moved to what Clint Eastwood thought of your drafts. Thankfully there were no leagues named ‘Empty Chair’. And now that the season has officially started (at least down under), (that’s what she said btw…), I’m here to cap things off with something I would call comfort food for the mind. And that’s a Star Trek themed post. But that’s not all you get in this post. SAY WHAT? We have J-FOH in a supporting role to bring some Star Wars into this. Because a post like this could always use more sci-fi pew pew. And of course he would be the one to have undying love for a franchise that’s about to blugdeon us to death for at least ten more years. All so George Lucas’ chin can eat more cats.

Regardless, I’m not quite sure how this is going to work, and I’m not quite sure what’s going to happen, but if the picture above and the empty Markers Mark bottle to my left is any indication, it’s that I need fried food immediately. Also, you should probably set your phasers onto the highest stun setting. Because when we look at my randomly selected RCL drafts, you will get stunned. See what I did there? No, I’m seriously asking if you can see what I typed… everything is so freaking blurry…

Crow All Day

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

Thug BOAT drafting Adrian Beltre (1.7), Mama Tried drafting Jacoby Ellsbury (1.8) and I Wanna Dip My Balls In It drafting Pedro Alvarez (3.36) did their best Spock and sacrificed their early picks so others in the league could have a better draft beginning. I salute you, as you paid proper homage to what is considered the greatest of all Trek films, and one of the most memorable scenes of the series. Even more extraordinary when you think about it, Spock had to be dying of radiation poisoning to leave such an indelible mark. Drafting Beltre, Ellsbury, and Alvarez for the good of all, seems like a less meltier option. He would think that was logical.

Doctored Balls

Yup. Clayton Kershaw happened at 1.5, brought to you by @_HisDudenessOfNY. You know what happens now, don’t you?

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“Reverse polarity!”

The theme here are a couple interesting cases where players were selected before other similar players that I found to be, wait for it, polarizing.

Jay Bruce (3.25), Josey Wales vs. Giancarlo Stanton (3.26), Trout My Cherry.

Prince Fielder (1.7), Team Levy vs. Chris Davis (1.12), TerrepinStation Deadheads vs. Edwin Encarnacion (2.14), I Heart Sky. (BTW, you only love Sky because you don’t know him.)

Derp

“Live long and prosper.”

This award goes to the league name, as it can serve as an allegory for my current dating life. So thanks for that. +1 for all the sadness.

“I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer.”

I’m not sure what I’m going to use this quote to represent, but I do want to establish that Hanley Ramirez getting selected at 1.11 seems abnormally risky. As is brick laying? I don’t know, I really don’t deal with masonry. Greenpoint Gunners… you handle bricks at all? You might poop some when Han-Ram goes on the 60-day DL…

“I’m a doctor, not a coal miner.”

So, a theme is being established I think. Bones is most certainly not a bricklayer or a coal miner. Which makes sense when you think about it. He obviously dislikes space, transporters, arguing with Spock, and is totally not going to be confused for a lunch pale blue-collar type of guy. So that rules out the possibility of him being Wes Welker or a Steelers fan. That seems more like a Chekov thing anyhow. Goofy hair, bad English, etc. Uh, I forgot what the point of this was. I will say that the team name of Buster? I Olney Just Met Her presupposes that there is actually a woman named Buster. If so, all the tears for her.

“I’m a doctor, not an escalator.”

Okay Bones, now you’re just messing with me. And so are you Hunky Fluffers for drafting Freddie Freeman in the second round.

And now, here comes J-FOH with the Star Wars…

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A long time ago, (about 2-3 weeks to be exact), in an RCL far far away…

…were two drafts that many thought would bring balance to the force.  The first was the best Jedi’s of the 2013 RCL’s assembled together and put on the greatest stage ever made for fantasy baseballer’s, Grey’s mom’s term, the RCL Champions League. Meanwhile on the desolate planet of Tatooine deep in dark corners of Mos Eisley cantina were, “you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy”, was the FCL, or Frequent Commenter League. These two collections of some of Razzball’s best, brightest and oh so self righteous produced a draft day difficulty level unlike any this writer has faced so far. I’m going to take you all on a little recap of the best (JEDI), the worst (SARLACC PIT), and the great redeemer IE the sleeper (LANDO CALRISSIAN) of these two epic drafts.

These are my opinions and my opinions only and do not reflect the views of Grey Albright, Jay Wrong or George Lucas. No Tauntaun’s were harmed in the making of this post. Before I forget, I really wanted to use Greedo instead of the Sarlacc, but was not sure I could handle all the “who shot first? Han or Greedo? remarks. [Ed. Note-- Really? You were expecting this?] Now I realize I have now opened that line(s) of remarks. Oh well, I don’t believe in using the backspace key on Sunday’s.

RCL Champions League

JEDI

3.33 – Jay BruceSlocumb If You Got Em Age 27 year

6.69 – Hunter Pence, Big Magoo, taken after Kemp and Heyward and Billy Hamilton I can’t argue against Mr. Magoo

10.115 – Julio Tehran, Colicky Fuddruckers, wow, taken after Salazar, Tanaka, Miller and Cain leaves me scratching my head

15.180 Justin MastersonGo Get Your Shinebox, Taken after Wheeler, CC, and Tommy Hunter in the same round.

SARLACC PIT

7.81 Yadier MolinaPink Highlighter, you took Buster Posey in the 6th and follow that with Molina….for shame!

11.132 Christian YelichGo Get Your Shinebox, stupid auto draft, still, I have no excuse for that being in the top of my queue….into the pit for me!

5.55 Billy HamiltonFarquar?I’d barely touch ‘er, took him way too high and after drafting three straight SS’s…have you met Mr. Sarlacc?

LANDO CALRISSIAN 

23.266 Drew Smylysainted aunts, well played pious one. should return SP3 numbers in my book….Ok it’s not really a book, it’s a magazine with lots of games and pictures

19.220 Jon Lester, Big Magoo, I don’t get all the Lester hate and Magoo just got a SP3 at SP5 prices. Redemption my blind friend…..Redemption!

Frequent Commenter

JEDI

4.41 Jean SeguraKid A, great value taken after other MI’s Pedroia, Desmond and Kinsler came off the board.  That vacation to Dagobah is really paying off.

6.68 Justin VerlanderBig Magoo, was shocked he lasted as long as he did, well done Magoo, the force is strong with the blind

8.94 Billy ButlerWacha Flocka Flame, new writer Jeremy picked up where the others spilled, the padawan is learning.

SARLACC PIT

4.37 Yoenis CespedesNacho el Sr. Obvio, there is reaching and then there is REACHING! In the pit with you and your Desmond Jennings at 7.84 too!

6.62 Buster PoseyPitching is SO deep, Prezii, too early for a 18 HR Catcher in a year when there are lots of good later options…this pit might be an upgrade for you?

7.80 Michael CuddyerKid A, his .382 BABIP last year divided by his age, 35, equals a trip to the pit for you.

LANDO CALRISSIAN

17.204 Yadier MolinaNacho el Sr. Obvio, true sign we had no auto drafters in the FCL, I like the value, well played Mr. Cheese.

Free Agent Pool, I wanted to write about Yordano Ventura at pick 22.256 and Taijuan Walker at pick 22.261 but both players have been dropped by their owners, this guy and this guy, and picked up by this guy. Good job Kid A, you are all over this list.

  1. Big Magoo says:
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    I managed to avoid the Sarlacc Pit. Thanks, JFOH. I thought that you might throw Gomez in there, since I know you’re not that high on him. I’m a sucker for the power/speed players though.

    I don’t think that Yelich was a bad pick where you got him in the Champions League. Same goes for Posey at pick #62 in the FCL, though I’d be hard-pressed to identify too many reaches from that draft.

    • J-FOH

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      @Big Magoo: You did well Jedi, I honestly can’t hate on the Gomez pick because it was the right move for where he is going. Posey at #62 would is still too high for me but anyone reading that room should of known the catchers would go later, that’s why I liked Molina in the 17TH ROUND, 11 rounds later than Posey with same BA, 3-4 less HR’s, same runs and about 20 less RBI’s. I like that cup of tea.

      Not too many reaches, lots of good values, but not everyone drafted smartly, is that a word?, go look at it closer, I had too, and you will see the bad strategy decisions.

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: appreciate the Yadier love but I especially grabbed him for some much needed average help. Oso Blanco went to Sky a round later. Molina lasted so long I thought it was part of some inside scheme like whoever drafts him gets a computer virus or something.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You don’t have one yet?

          • de nachos says:
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            @Sky: yes in fact photos of women holding up stinky pinkies keep appearing on my work screen. got some ‘splaining to do the tech dept.

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @de nachos: you’re bringing excitement to their boring lives!

              • de nachos says:
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                @mauledbypandas: and they love Dane Cook

                • Big Magoo says:
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                  @de nachos: The popularity of Dane Cook is one of life’s great mysteries…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Big Magoo: like who built the Sphinx? and When? How did they get the large stones on top of the great pyramids of giza?

                    • Shake N Bacon says:
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                      @J-FOH: Aliens

                • mauledbypandas says:
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                  @de nachos: then you should send the phone spiders in to attack them.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Well you got off easy. I asked for pics of what ‘Track #1′ by Tool looks like while the song played at high decibels.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @J-FOH: I was referring to assessing the value of each pick in a vacuum. Draft strategy? That’s a whole ‘nother issue…

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Big Magoo: Draft strategy, what’s that?

          I just go for power with a bias for power/speed players and try to remember to take what the draft gives you. Try to see the players for what they really are and not be too reactionary.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: I use a broom!

  2. mauledbypandas says:
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    I guess I didn’t do too badly since I was in both the RCL and FCl and the only mention was that I dropped Walker, who I don’t really need (I hope)

    Good write up guys! I had laughs that were out loud at the storm trooper picture. I’m sure I will feel that way about someone (maybe Walker!) soon

    • J-FOH

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      @mauledbypandas: you had a pretty vanilla draft, which is not a bad thing, doesn’t look flashy on paper but will fill it up all over the place and probably not win you any cats.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: That is typically my style. There’s a lot that happens during the season as well, but I’d rather not lose the season on draft day.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @mauledbypandas: the group we are in are going to be tough to make adds. new news will be old news within seconds in there

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @J-FOH: all the more reason err on the side of caution in the draft

            • J-FOH says:
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              @mauledbypandas: I have a feeling with all the streaming strategies that some will backfire

              • mauledbypandas says:
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                @J-FOH: Yeah, streaming is great but in more competitive leagues I’d rather not have the headache if I can help it. Also it can be tough to balance WHIP K’s and ERA when streaming. It’s a great strategy but it can be ulcer inducing. Rather have a few anchors for sure.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @mauledbypandas: I say 4 is a great place to start.

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @J-FOH: @mauledbypandas: As one of the weaker fantasy players in this crew, I felt I had to try something a bit different (inasmuch as streaming is ‘different’ in RCL play) to give myself a shot at doing anything. The ol’ 6 starters and 3 closers from go to whoa probably isn’t going to get it done, not for me at least.

                  • J-FOH

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                    @SteveNZ: that’s why I like 4 strong ones unless 5 appear on draft day with value that is too hard to pass up

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                      @mauledbypandas: @J-FOH: Points taken. Don’t really have a reason for why I went 3 and not 4 – prolly just didn’t like any that were left. Maybe a streamer I grab will stick for a while…

                  • mauledbypandas says:
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                    @SteveNZ: Don’t sell yourself short! Agree with JFOH, I like to have 3-4 SP I can count on aside from injuries which you can’t really predict.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @mauledbypandas: depends on draft too. If I have 4 starters and smyly, wood or ventura are there after the 21st then I’ll take 5 starters. It all depends. 4 good starters is worth it. Every room provides different opportunities

  3. Cram It says:
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    I’ll both accept the props now for drafting his name who I shall not utter, and for dropping him before he hits the disgraceful list following his first start/blowup.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Cram It: I sense he who shall not be named will serve a few roofiecoladas this year.

    • J-FOH

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      @Cram It: you got an article mention out of it and a pic that took me all of 20 seconds to find. be happy you got a shout out and rub it in my face later when he falters. It’s a win/win for your hateful side.

  4. Principal Blackman says:
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    If anybody has any unexpected openings in an RCL that has yet to draft, hit me up. I find myself craving another team.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Principal Blackman: i might do one more, will post it if I do

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @J-FOH: I will gladly sign up if you do.

      • devouredbychaos says:
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        @J-FOH: Count me in too. Missed out on all the leagues.

  5. mauledbypandas says:
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    Also have to mention I got Butler at 96 in the RCL which is a scant 2 picks later than he was deemed jedi worthy in the FCL

    • J-FOH

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      @mauledbypandas: I hear you, but I also looked it relative to the draft. Does that BS help? Hey I put a picture of you in the article, be happy with that

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: Can I use that as my legal ID?

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @mauledbypandas: only below the Mason-Dixon Line

      • Yager says:
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        Billy Butler! @Yager:

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Yager: Nice. Let us all sacrifice a twinkie to the gods and pray he turns a few doubles into homers this year!

  6. Alky Sobrera says:
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    E5 at 2.14…bonkers. Though I salute the zaggers who made some of those other picks. Gotta use the room’s tendancies to your advantage to stockpile value.

    Also, be wary of that Marker’s Mark stuff jaywrong, some of that shiz may be carcinogenic.

    • J-FOH

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      @Alky Sobrera: not everyone uses the razzball ranks and strategies in the RCL

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Which again is probably to their benefit if they’re taking advantage of others sticking steadfast to the same rankings. Thus my props to the zaggers taking advantage of the ziggers.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: I don’t really use ranks. Just projections and values. Reading the room is very important

  7. de nachos says:
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    excellent write up to both of you. FCL it was ridiculous how many OF bats went early. 15 of the first 35 picks. I really thought J Upton would last- WAKE! – so instead of trying to pick guys who would help me in other cats like Segura and Marte and panicked and aimed for players who will prob fetch 20-15 in a career year. sigh.

    there’s a dude at work who will tell anyone who talks to him for more than 5 seconds how it’s been “as cold as Hoth” this winter. FYI he’s available, ladies.

    • J-FOH

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      @de nachos: you have to stick to your guns and not over reach for positional scarcity. There were plenty of spots in OF to fill late when other grab something else they need. Bottom line it’s about guys that fill up the stat sheet. In the first ten rounds I generally put very little emphasis on what position they play and more on what stat line I will get.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @de nachos: Thanks Nacho…I certainly have some regrets as well…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Wake Up: you should of gone with boxers that day

  8. SteveNZ says:
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    Escaped ridicule for the Teixeira pick. That’s a win.

    • J-FOH

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      @SteveNZ: I was trying to spare you from public humiliation and now you have walked right out of the teixeira closet in nothing but your fantasy birthday suit

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Ah. This must be the “not everyone drafted smartly” you referred to above!

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: yes steve it is…..why must you do this in public? message board…message board!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: I can stand the ridicule. Besides, my team’s not that bad!

            • J-FOH

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              @SteveNZ: It’s not, I like it, but keep the Tez on the DL until we know what you got.

  9. Hans says:
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    Points league, 10 teams, no bench
    C Castro
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Altuve
    SS Andrus
    3B Arenado
    OF Bruce
    OF Braun
    OF Puig
    DH Pujols
    UTIL Hosmer
    UTIL Rizzo

    SPs Bailey, Sanchez, Masterson, Teheran, Wilson
    RPs Kimbrel, Chapman (to be moved to DL once season starts)

    Thoughts? Suggestions on where to improve?

    • J-FOH

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      @Hans: not a big Wilson fan, I’m assuming it’s CJ, would rather take a flyer on Drew Smyly if he’s available. What are your closer options to replace Chapman?

      • Hans says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Thanks for the input. Went with Wilson because of his innings. He finished as the 21st pitcher last year. Options for closer replacement include Nate Jones, Casey Janessen and Hunter.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Hans: Jones, hold Wilson if you are more comfortable with that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The hitting looks fine for right now, you need help with the pitching if Anibal has problems… I’d wait and see right now

      • Hans says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always!

  10. Wake Up says:
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    Nice write up boys!

    Jay – Headley at 18.207 was not mentioned…will you let this stand?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wake Up: there will be repercussions…

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Wake Up: Was thinking the same thing. No Gyorko, Venable, or Cashner love either…

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Big Magoo: there’s only so much of me…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: Thanks Wake, I tried to give our band of misfits, or in your case gypsy, their dues

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: Nice Star Wars theme!

        Rudy approves of Dickerson at 23.274…most likely…

        lots of season left…the real work has just begun!

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          @Wake Up: it had to be done….I was our only hope

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    Hello Jay,

    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

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: I don’t like having three Red Sox on my team, but I like Aoki better than hunter especially because you look a little light on runs and steals. i like Arenado the best of that bunch.

  12. J-FOH

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    Thanks Wake, I tried to give our band of misfits, or in your case gypsy, their dues

  13. mauledbypandas says:
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    I have the biggest man crush on Jason Werth this year. You may have noticed. When he inevitably gets injured I will cry a single Panda tear.

    Also, I dislike Joe Mauer but I was intending to take Dee Gordon later (damn you Sky) so I actually thought it would be a good idea to buffer the average and Mauer after 100 is decent value in my eyes.

  14. Sky

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    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: and the ground loves you too

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Is that why it always breaks my fall after too much tequila?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: god works in mysterious ways

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Especially for the Church of Euthanasia

  15. You reviewed my league but didn’t mention my team. I am not sure if this is a good or bad sign, In any case “Yup. Clayton Kershaw happened at 1.5, brought to you by @_HisDudenessOfNY. You know what happens now, don’t you?”

    He claimed it was an autodraft as I recall. I found his draft style interesting as he starting off complaining about the long wait times, then proceeded to be one of the slowest drafters in the league..

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Elijah: drafters be loco!

  16. Yager says:
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    Pretty sure I locked down the best team in the world in my RCL.
    C- Buster Posey
    1B- Anthony Rizzo
    2B- Dustin Pedroia
    3B- Aramis Ramirez
    SS- Troy Tulowitzki
    MI- Jonathan Villar
    CI- Corey Hart
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Yoenis Cespedes
    OF- Dexter Fowler
    OF- Peter Bourjos
    UTL- Billy Butler
    BN- Miguel Montero

    SP- Zach Greinke
    SP- Doug Fister
    SP- Jered Weaver
    SP- Jeff Samardzija
    SP- Andrew Cashner
    SP-Yovani Gallardo
    RP- Craig Kimbrel
    RP- Glen Perkins
    RP- Addisson Reed
    RP- Mark Melancon
    RP- Jonathan Broxton

    Yeah pretty happy with that.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Yager: I wouldn’t crown myself yet.

      • Yager says:
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        I am wearing that crown and running around using it to get laid. Even if it is misrepresentation it is very effective. @J-FOH:

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Yager: Tulo, Ramirez, Hart, Fowler, Bourjos, Fister, Weaver, Shark, Yoga might beg to differ….and I have no idea why you have Montero when you have posey

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BenJ: maybe he thinks its H2H

  17. Therm says:
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    Hey man, great post. Question: NL-only 5×5 roto, looking at post-draft waiver wire options. What’s the top three most value adds from this list (acknowledging that it’s a position mix):
    Brandon Kintzler
    Nick Vincent
    Burch Smith
    Carter Capps
    Robbie Erlin
    Matt Wisler
    Jake Arrieta
    Cameron Maybin
    Travis Snider
    Travis Ishikawa
    Lyle Overbay

    Thanks so much!

    • J-FOH

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      @Therm: yikes, honestly I would see how they start the year and go from there.

  18. Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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    Jay: There is a real wild spread on some players in drafts.

    Also,Top Dog arms are moving up the charts in many leagues. (injury impact???)

    Think, some of the RazzBall indoctrination is wearing off. People are waking as if from like have benn in a daze going, “”””Why in the world would I ever pick that guy now.””” just before they click” Puig” in the 2nd round at #19. Makes me shudder to even think of doing that.

    I do believe, the best cure for breaking the RB spell is listening to a RB Radio Show or 2.

    It might be just enough stave off some of the less gullible RB readers from otherwise ruining their FBB season by following the LE’s toxic tout sheets at draft.

    Once, you have heard the LidLess Eye’s squeaky sly voice and giggles on the radio. And heard his spontaneous baseless and fantastical FBB ideas put forth on there, you should know right then and there, you been buying a snake oil FBB elixir from natural born carny huckster.

    What I don’t get, is how he got that seemly well adjusted, knowledgeable and honest Rudy fella to sign on to be associated with all LE’s boardwalk grifter malarkey . Some stuff just never makes sense. Ain’t that the truth.

    Thanks for posting these up. A great tool

    • J-FOH

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      @Ghost of the Disappeared: My takeaway here is you hate Grey, love Rudy and don’t think highly of the readers….is that you Ellen?

      • Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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        @J-FOH:

        J-FOH. You should take that all I say as the pure silliness of a tired old retired FBB fan.

        And I am impressed with the knowledge and interest in FBB of the readers on here

        And how did you know my name????. Are you my neighbor – the one who’s always dumping his drained crankcase oil on my roses? I hope, your not that old pervert.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ghost of the Disappeared: no im not you’re neighbor. But he’s on my payroll. The motor oil is all him. Im just working on my ghost interpretations…..its good practice

          • Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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            @J-FOH:

            J-FOH … We’re almost there… Spending far to much time on FBB now..

            My RB JAY’s league draft is Thursday

            Then I only have the making up a deep AL only hot sheet for Reserve Draft round list for my friend in a league I retired from = They roster 480 players in the AL Only universe (and FA are allowed too)

            I’ve had many great picks in the past of FA Verlander and Weaver in the same draft both for 5$ late and both were instant studs (Weaver had refused to sign from the year before – only did right before the next MLB draft deadline)

            Already had Cespedes the year he bolted from Cuba – the idiot who took over my team cut him the next year cut him . HAHAHAHAHAHA

            Kendry Morales was my first Cuban ( he was sort of a bust as he took awhile to get rolling) – too young.

            Drafted Travis Hafner in the last pick of the reserve – pick 480-the year he came up with Texas. – Nice trade for him to the Indians

            Carried YU for the 3 year limit and got him. He is a 5$ dollar player in that league now.

            Erstad one year real high in the first $10 round – in the days when nobody took prospects in drafts – Know one had heard of the punter from Nebraska then ( This was all before the internet started handing out info like popcorn on these guys)

            I don’t fish for the big names – I fish for guys who are MLB ready.

            Well. I’m almost done… Time for me to get back to my reading. And listening to the games on the radio. And leave RazzBall in peace

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Ghost of the Disappeared: I remember my first Cuban….she was a firey little number with a love of rum straight up and shots of hot sauce for hangovers

              • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                @J-FOH: it’s T Moore. not ivory teeth ellen.

  19. PREz says:
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    Whattttt i got the pit for posey in the 6th!? I thought that was decent… You could have found something better than that to send me to the pit for.. Really not that bad at all.

    My team is falling apart and the season hasnt even started tho… Gonna be a tough year but i wont fold! Fight to the end like lindsey lohan!

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      @PREz: I never liked Medlen this year. I stand by my Posey pick hate. Good or bad you got a mention. I cant believe how much kid a got mentioned. …whats wrong with me and where is I Hella heart jfoh? I miss that lovable kitty…meow

    • PREz says:
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      And yes, the pit is better than my mobile (not so mobile) trailer…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @PREz: HA! Don’t forget to wake up WAKE UP!

  20. Big League Wood says:
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    I hate Jerred Weaver as much as the next guy. But I had to take him in the Round 13… Right???

  21. MattH says:
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    Nice write up guys. And one of my teams got a mention. woo!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattH: buy this man a beer

  22. frankgrimes says:
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    I will never be tired of that gif

  23. kwadjo says:
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    Looking for 2 spots in an RCL. If there are anymore hit me up.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @kwadjo: principle blackmon is looking for a league

      • devouredbychaos says:
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        @J-FOH: I’m also looking for a league..

  24. Will says:
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    Our keeper league is drafting tomorrow night. We are redrafting and will be able to keep 5 players moving forward. How much should I stick to the top 100 keeper list vs the top 100 list? Just trying to figure out who to stretch for since it is a keeper league vs taking someone more for this season. Thoughts?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Will: depends, duration of keepers? is it auction? draft pick round value?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Will: For what it’s worth, I made the keeper list as a balance of winning now while still building for the future.

      • Will says:
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        @Jay: ok, would you draft on ESPN using either your keeper list or the top 100 list or should I leave the ESPN rankings and just have razzball rankings pulled up to compare during the draft?

        • Jay

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          @Will: Grey created the top 100 for redraft leagues. I’d use my keeper list, once you get outside the top 100, it’s almost always upside gambles.

          • Will says:
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            @Jay: ok, would you recommend me changing all the rankings to yours or leaving the ESPN rankings and having your rankings on my iPad as a reference? My thought there is that I would know where others were probably going to draft players. Thoughts?

            • Jay

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              @Will: Right, I like keeping another set of rankings near me, since they will most likely staring at the ESPN rankings and going off that.

              • Will says:
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                @Jay: I definitely wish I could have kept my keepers from last year (McCutchen and Goldy) however since we redrafted this year I think it turned out ok. Thoughts? 5×5, 10 team league

                C- Rosario
                1B – Pujols
                2B – Gyorko
                3B – Machado
                SS – Segura
                OF – Adam Jones, Harper, Stanton, Marte
                UTIL – Bogaerts, Myers
                BENCH – Yelich, Ozuna, Castellanos
                SP – Cole, Gray, Tehran, Salazar, Cobb
                RP – Henderson, Nate Jones, Melancon, Fieri, Brothers

                We have a 150 starts limit, so I use a lot of RP’s and only try to keep 4-5 SP’s due to limits. I am OF heavy, but it should be fine since I can actually use 6 OF everyday.

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