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We started this thing like boys and four girls (but, let’s be honest, one or two of the girls are kinda manly), and we leave this season as men and four women.  In March, we dazzled each other with our drafted lineups in the comments.  Today, most of those people are playing fantasy football, fantasy basketball or fantasy hockey and forgetting all about their one-two punch of Ryan Braun and Josh Hamilton, that, in their words, they were just shocked to be able to draft both.  Fantasy baseball isn’t made for the water cooler like the Breaking Bad finale — holy crap! — it’s made for the vending machine, because you don’t walk away from your team to talk.  You rush away to get snacks and run those snacks back to your team, so you can watch as your team accrues stats or just ‘a-screws’ you.  Some of you will sit with your fantasy team’s lineup open on your desktop through November like it has been for the last six months, hoping for one more day to save your season.  Some of you will just close that team lineup browser window, ripping off the Band-Aid.  But even if the lineup isn’t open, the player’s names will be burned into your screen because you shut off your screensaver six months ago.  You should go ahead and turn that back on, or buy a new monitor.  If you won your league, the salary hours you put into your teams could’ve saved the economy.  Well, eff the economy, you won bragging rights!  If you won your league with Henderson Alvarez and his no-hitter, then God bless your foresight, but I wouldn’t be shocked if you were really a witch.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  The Tigers are securely in the playoffs and Henderson Alvarez is in the on-deck circle.  Bases are juiced with two outs.  The Tigers don’t want extra innings right before the playoffs and the Marlins can’t score with a prostitute and a roofie.  Leyland sends the pitching coach out and tells Putkonen throw a breaking ball to the backstop and give the kid the no hitter.  Either way, what a great way to end the baseball season.  A sport that you just can’t ever predict gives a guy no one would’ve predicted a no hitter.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Todd Redmond – 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  This is why Redmond was part of The Hit Squad.

Matt Moore – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ending the year with a 3.29 ERA.  His walk rate was hideous all year and he really needs to regroup with a great pitching coach.  Brrring-brrring… Dave Duncan walks to a red blinking phone.  “Hello?  Okay, I’m coming.”  He pushes the head of a Tony La Russa bust backwards, revealing a button.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  And he came up one homer short of my projection.  Overall, pretty up and down season from Longo, but I’ll go over my projections vs. reality in the next few days.  Stay tuned!  Or not.  Your call.

Wil Myers – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Ended the year with 13 homers and 30 multi-hit games, which means he’ll be drafted around 79 overall.  (13 x 7 = 91 + 30 = 121; 200 – 121 = 79)  Hmm, maybe within 5 to 10 of that, but pretty close.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes not wearing shirt or pants*

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, raising his ERA to 3.20.  Hey, whatever makes him a slightly bigger bargain next year I’m for.  I’m greedy, y’all!

Evan Gattis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  He dedicated that homer to the Yuppies who kept tossing out perfectly good four-day-old pizza into the dumpster where he was living in 2011.

Gerald Laird – 4-for-4, 4 runs.  Fun fact!  Laird is Gaelic for liar.  Sentence usage, “You didn’t eat your potatoes, you stinkin’ laird!”

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  He has decent speed, but only steals when a player in front of him leaves on the basepaths a trail of Reese’s Pieces.

Erik Kratz – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  That’s the most homers by anyone with a last name that I always try to play in Words With Friends.  It’s an exclamation for dread, no?

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ending the year with a 2.67 ERA.  Makes me wish my name was Grey Sonny rather than Albright.

Erasmo Ramirez – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ending the year with a 4.98 ERA.  I’m gonna still like him next year, but he’s made it almost impossible to draft him in anything shallower than a 15-team mixed league.

Chris Davis – Left yesterday’s game with a hand injury.  I wonder if it’s the same hand the devil shook.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer to go with his 52 steals.  Can I already not draft him for next year?  Actually, I can since drafts aren’t for another six months.

Quintin Berry – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (3).  Who does Quintin Berry think he is?  Coco Crisp’s nephew?  Actually, he is.  Quintin’s dad is Franken Berry.

Nick Swisher – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  That’s 11 homers for each sideburn.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks.  I’m still on the fence with how I’m going to rank Ubaldo next year.  I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m going to think he’s overrated.  The amount of garbage teams he faced in his improbable 2nd half is simply crazy, which is what friends call Mick Hucknall.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Pretty forgettable last start, but he did more than his share of fantasy giving if you owned him this year.  Ended the year with an even 3.00 and 1.20 WHIP with a 7+ K-rate.  Definitely never entered the conversation about being a number one fantasy pitcher, and not because his translator didn’t do his job.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Or 9 homers since P.A. (Post-Abuelita).

Bruce Chen – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ending the year with a 3.27 ERA.  According to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, you would’ve been better off with Chen than Jake Peavy, Dan Haren, Johnny Cueto and Jon Niese, to name a few.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 47th save, ending the year with a 1.21 ERA.  Oh, and he lost the job at one point this year!  If I remember, I’ll point to this next year when a closer has a bad April.  Unless that person is Carlos Marmol, who somehow finds his way to closing on the Astros.  Don’t laugh; stranger things have happened.  Also, don’t laugh because it wasn’t a joke.  Are you stoned?

Brett Hayes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Oh em gee, does Craig Gentry know his fellow Fabulous Freebird is on the Royals?

Alexei Ramirez – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Pee poor year for power from The Comrade.  Of course, his 30 steals more than made up for it, but I doubt he ever approaches that again.  Another guy I already know I won’t want (almost stutterer!) any part of next year.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ending the year with a 1.51 ERA.  Damn, that’s a good rum too.

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ending the year with a 3.55 ERA.  The highlight of Miley’s season was probably when he twerked with a fan’s foam finger.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ending the year with a 4.34 ERA.  Well, not all of my preseason darlings look quite that good in the harsh, fluorescent lighting of September.  Hello, Todd Frazier.  Samardzija’s 2.85 ERA, entering June, did have you drinking my Kool-Aid, but it turned into Crystal Light pretty quickly, and was far from Splenda.

Yu Darvish – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ending the year with 277 Ks.  I just gulped and got a boner.  I apologize.  I further apologize because I’m not typing this with my fingers.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 30th homer.  The Rangers and the Rays are going to be playing a tiebreaker game today.  ESPN, CBS and Yahoo don’t count the game, which I think is lame because the stats do count towards players stats.  If you play at some boutique site and they do count the games, then I’d grab every player available that could possibly get into the game.  Even middle relievers and back-up infielders.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 27th homer to go with 33 steals and a .323 average.  Too bad expectations were so high for him.  If this teaches us nothing else, when you go out on a first date, lower expectations.  Burp, fart and tell her that you forgot your wallet.  It’s the only way!

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  There would be some serious tongue wagging for Gyorko if he didn’t miss time with an injury.  He would’ve approached 30 homers without those setbacks.  Zoinks!

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs.  So far, that’s $45 million per hit.

Erik Bedard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Yanks.  Didn’t help New York at all that they had Will.i.am come in to the clubhouse pre-game and sing, “Let’s get Bedarded!”

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  On Saturday, he said, “Tell my fantasy owners they can start me.”  Pretty presumptuous of him to think that he even had fantasy owners.

Eric Young – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals, to end the season with 46.  May have singlehandedly won me the ‘pert RCL.  Not really, but it was an opportunity for me to say I won and beat the Soul Glo out of Rudy.  I only wish I would’ve done a Wrestlemania-type bet with Rudy so the winner gets to shave the loser’s head.  I’d hang that afro right next to my glass-enclosed Little League jersey and the ransom note I made but never used for Giancarlo.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Estrada with quite a few *pinkie to mouth* Ponch outs.

Jeff Locke – Shut down for the season.  Hey, that’s like the Twins in April.

Jordy Mercer – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a homer, which was an inside-the-parker because Jay Bruce dove and missed it.  If that was in New Jersey, Bruce would’ve dove and a pack of 50-year-old women would’ve caught him, raised him up and carried him to the ball.

  1. Terrence Mann says:
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    Ever see A Bronx Tale where he tells Colagalo to get two educations, one in the schools and one on the streets? I have both of those, plus a third one from razzball. Thank you.

  2. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    so i see the Irish only have time to lie (in between shots) about not eating potatoes. this racism is killing me.
    1.who are the keepers out of these. another one of my orphan team leagues. keep 4. kemp/freeman/bruce/tulo/kinsler/lawrie. i’m guessing lawrie and somebody else are out. i would not have drafted tulo or kemp myself.

  3. Barry B says:
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    Thanks for all of your insight this season Buddy Grey! I just won my 15- team league for the second time in 3 years. You day man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Barry B: No problem…Congrats!

  4. Oliver says:
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    Thanks to you guys, I won my league and 600 bucks.

    One last question before you fade off into the off season/football:

    Top 4 to keep for next year?
    Goldschmidt (obvious), Posey, Machado, Kinsler, Ian Desmond, Cuddyer, Bruce, Harvey, Grienke?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oliver: Congrats! I don’t fade fade into football… Goldy, Bruce, Posey, then a toss up… Machado…

  5. J-Dub says:
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    Thanks for the daily reads.. Enjoyable and informative!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Dub: No problem, thanks for the kind words!

  6. Sherm says:
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    Thank you, Grey and staff, for a superlative season. Brandon Belt all the way in 2014!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Ha, no problem… Go Brandon Belt!

  7. Wily Mo says:
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    Not sure if I believe in Ubaldo either. Just sold high on him in a dynasty league and got D’Arnaud straight up. Is there even the smallest chance I regret this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wily Mo: Yeah, decent size chance…

  8. ashtray says:
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    Thanks to a serious dosage of Razzball and no thanks at all to ESPN “Insider” Nation I wrapped up the championship last night. Thanks again. It was a fun ride.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: No problem, congratulations!

  9. Yeshcheese says:
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    Thanks for a great year grey! Now let’s kick open the keeper debates!!

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Yeshcheese: 2013 Correction: Thank you Fantasy Master Lothario Grey Albright, keeper of Nolan Arenado’s umbilical cord, 2,000 DJ kluber glow sticks, and Salvador Perez’s ‘tears for mi abuelita’ mix tape

      • Yeshcheese says:
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        @Yeshcheese: may your love of Giancarlo Stanton and Nolan Reimold know no end

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Yeshcheese: Love that mix tape, but gotta say his first album, “Mi Abuelita will never die (in my heart)” is better

  10. Wake Up says:
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    my eyes are leaky…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      “What is this salty discharge?”

      -Seinfeld

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: This is horrible!…I care…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Ha…C’mon, you big lug!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for the daily creative outlet…and for usually making me laugh before I put my pants on…and for our daily bread…and for helping me to Wake Up…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, I wish I knew all this time you weren’t wearing pants…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: I was told no one was?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  In that case, it’s not just you and me so it’s cool…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, of course… Especially buttless ones…

  11. Scottie O. says:
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    Thanks Grey & team. You made my morning commute bearable while allowing strangers to leer in my general direction due to my random outbursts of laughter from these daily player posts.

    Already looking forward to 2014!

  12. Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner says:
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    I drank heavily in the Razz-juice this year from draft day to yesterday and walked away with my 5×5 Roto 10-team championship. I ended first in every batting category but average (3rd). Pitching was enough to get me through (in large part to the streaming advice here). Thanks and see you next year!!

  13. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Four first place finishes and a third place finish in my six money leagues. Thanks for the guidance. Sorry to my wife for reaching for the iPhone to read Razzball every morning before I snuggle with her! Hey, I’m not perfect. Who to keep next year? (Trout is definitely being kept for $1, but I need three more from the following):

    CDavis $16 (I can keep him in 2014 and 2015 at this price)
    Kipnis $9 (I can only keep him in 2014 at this price)
    Chapman $3 (I can only keep him in 2014 at this price)
    Medlen $1 (I can only keep him in 2014 at this price)
    Avisail Garcia $1 (I can keep him in 2014 and 2015 at this price)
    Danny Salazar $1 (I can keep him in 2014 and 2015 at this price)
    EYoung Jr. $1 (I can keep him in 2014 and 2015 at this price)
    HBailey $5 (I can keep him in 2014 and 2015 at this price)

    This is for a 16 team league with standard 22-man active rosters and a $250 auction budget. We use QS instead of W and Sv/h instead if Sv.

      • Public Enemy#1 says:
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        @Grey: Gracias Mustachio!

  14. The Strolg says:
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    Yes, thanks for everything you guys, my daughter is always asking me why I’m laughing at my computer. By the way, did Rajai have a daughter and name her Princess Sagnofagawea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Strolg: Ha! Thanks for the kind words!

  15. Will says:
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    Thanks for all the help! Won my league on the backs of Jordan Zimmerman, Anibal Sanchez, and every Padres pitcher on waivers at one time or another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: That’s how you do it! No problem, congrats!

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Thanks for all your advice this year, I just missed out on 3rd in my roto money keeper league- hey the garden aint always rosy!

    Nevertheless I was up against it all year, some teams had great keepers. One team had Mike Trout at $0 as a promoted prospect, he won unsuprisingly! But without your help I wouldnt have got close, got some great keepers anyway in Crush ($5) and Segura ($0) so heres to next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Sorry it didn’t work out, to next year!

  17. Brady says:
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    Thanks Grey for the posts this year. Would you keep Shelby Miller next year for 10th round or Wil Myers for 15th round pick? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brady: No problem… Myers

  18. niceguybilly says:
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    Just like to thank you Grey and everyone at razzball for your informative and often hilarious insights into this great game we play. Great job as always, have a great winter and I’m already looking forward to next spring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @niceguybilly: No problem, thanks for the kind words!

  19. BillyBoy says:
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    Technically, Longoria still has one more game in the season to reach the HR prediction, TODAY. You can do it!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @BillyBoy: Ha its written in the stars!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BillyBoy: That would be beautiful…

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey: He did it!

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    What were the Rangers thinking throwing Yu out there tonight. Surely they should’ve saved him for the crunch match that is tonight, the Rays are throwing Price out there vs Perez….

    Should have switched them, the Rangers have little chance now.

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Kemp out of the postseason, that guy is an injury wreck right now.

    Interested to see where January Grey ranks him, we gotta stay well away right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: He’s out of the postseason completely? Wow… That sucks for the Dodgers…

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: I thought he just came back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, just going on the above

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    Would you drop S Perez for Salty?

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Sorry just thought I’d toss a catcher Schmotato question out there for good times’ sake

  23. PK says:
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    Grey, Rudy, and the rest of the team:

    Thank you for all the write-ups and tools for the 2013 season! Your advice/info helped garner gold and some bronze for my teams. I bought you guys some daiquiris to show my appreciation! Is that tax-deductible? I’ll file it under “Mustaches for a Better Tomorrow Foundation”. Sound good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Haha… No problem, thanks so much!

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    I think Vin will have a post today wrapping RCL for the year. Hope he puts in a little mention of our league, You Down With PEDs. This guy Ben and I went back an forth almost all year. I held the top spot for a most of the last month I think but I could see the writing on the wall. I was pretty sure he was going to win but I kept tinkering to at least make him earn it. Starting the day I was up 100-98 but it was a foregone conclusion that he’d get to 100 by adding at least two points in Ks.

    Ben was great all year. Hit the jackpot on Chris Davis, Scherzer and bunch of others in the draft but also made really shrewd moves.. Somehow he managed to get EYJ and Bonifacio past me. Lesson one there was I was 2nd in steals and not focused on the category but when it’s July-ish it’s too soon to feel like the categories have solidified. Might need to take a chance on those guys even if you feel like you’re playing to a strength. Double side bar, it’s especially important if you’re trying to rank in an overall competition like RCL.

    So starting the day yesterday, I was most vulnerable in HRs, where Kenny Power’s team was only one behind me and charging. I had some issues around steals, Ks, and my only chance to move up was a slim opportunity to catch Vin in RBIs.

    Winding back to 9:30, yesterday morning, I have to take my kids to gymnastics every week. Not the most convenient thing to do on the last day of the fantasy season, but even in my obsessive world, real life still trumps. So I was trying to figure out how many starters I needed to throw in order to hold on to Ks while at the same time holding on to tight point in ERA. As of my departure to gymnastics, it looked like Ben was going to end up throwing only 7 starters. I had about a 50 K advantage so I figured I was safeish but he did have Darvish in the mix. I held Matt Moore and three starters in the late start games. So I plugged Moore and figured I could hopefully survive.

    So it’s 11:30 and I make it back home. Couple of things have now materialized. First, it wasn’t looking like I was going to catch Vin in RBIs. Also, I hadn’t hit a home run yet. EY had put those 2 steals on the board, putting Ben’s team within 3 and he’d picked up all the steals around so I was feeling a little dodgy about that one. No homers for Powers yet either. Finally Ben’s team came out of the shoot 9-17 or so and the team above him in average started 1-17 so all of a sudden there was a swing in average I didn’t see coming and it was now 101-100.

    The other minor note was Ben had picked up Henderson Alvarez last minute to replace Gio. No biggie I figured.

    So I had the kids all day and I was playing baseball with them and the neighbor kids across the street as I often do and all of them were yelling at me, “get off your phone.” Also, “put the beer down and pitch.”

    Well we rolled into the late games and the averages had normalized and it was back to 100-100. Still no homers for me or for Powers but I was basically out of ABs and he still had Goldy and Moss among others. 1:30 no homers, 2:00 no homers. I hadn’t needed to start any afternoon pitchers as it turned out so my team was basically in the off-season.

    Finally it came down to one last at bat for the season for Goldschmidt. I was thinking, well this will be perfect. Goldy will home in the last meaningful AB of my fantasy season and after 6 months it’ll be a half-point loss. I came inside and turned on the sat radio just as Goldy came up in the 8th. On a 3-0 count the announcer screams “RIPPED TO RIGHT” and my heart sank. But just a base hit. Great season ends in a tie.

    Except, I just snuck a peek at the final RCL overall and guess what, Ben topped me 35th to 36th in the overall. 101.2 to 101.1. Was it the Alvarez no-no that pushed him over? Maybe. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a league that was this close right to basically the last minutes of the season. So many small things I could have done a little differently, but still had the opportunity to really learn a lot this year. I had such a cruddy draft I had to manage like crazy. One impact was I got very familiar with every player in MLB this year maybe more than in any other year and I think that’ll help me next year.

    Speaking of which…we’ll get ‘em next year.

    Go A’s

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      @OaktownSteve: Nice recap. Who would expect an Alvarez no-no on the last day of the season, or ever. Just when you think you’ve got this game figured out…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        That Alvarez no hitter was an encapsulation of where baseball is for me right now. Had real time information on phone, popped my head in to see it on MLB TV. Had the great weird quirky drama of real baseball where it wouldn’t be an official no no, not to mention the guy coming out of nowhere to do it. Then there were fantasy considerations. And of course, I’m wondering how it’ll impact the Tigers mentality heading into the A’s series. So many layers of context to a seemingly simple thing.

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          @OaktownSteve: why isn’t it a no hitter. He allowed no hits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Wow, that is insane… A tie? Holy crap… I know what the overall rankings say, but it’s really amazing what you pulled off not having any set lineup for the last 3? 4? months…

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        @Grey:

        Thanks man. And big congrats on your RCL expert win. It was a good season for Razz and for you. I saw the site grow this year and the comments exploded. Imagine it was satisfying all around. I know you’re feeling good about how the rankings turned out. More hits than misses it would seem (we’ll see what the numbers say).

        I’ve said this a few times, but I think I’ve been in most FBB formats available: different sizes, categories, keeper and non-keeper and RCL is the best. With streaming, it almost plays like a daily game, has a focus back here on the site, the incredible work Vin did, the opportunity to compete in an overall and a league, the 180 GS cap getting MRs involved.

        I’m going to see if I benefited from all my streaming or if I just became a junky, but one thing for sure I worked for my tie.

        • Grey

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          Thanks! Yeah, I think this might’ve been our best year yet… I mean that in all of those ways, rankings and comments… I can’t remember a year where I hit on so many preseason targets… Marte, Segura, Goldy, Harvey… Be interesting to see how it shapes itself when my subjectivity is taken away… Same with your team (and Rudy’s and mine), is streaming the way to go? Sure felt like it…

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            @Grey:

            There are two things that I think won’t be disputed by the numbers as applies to RCL. One is you have to carry relievers. I said pre-season an average of 7.2 relievers a day. I way overachieved in pitching (56 points) and underachieved in hitting so I may adjust the mix a little next year and take it a shade under 7. I also think it won’t be disputed that streaming starters is the way to go. I think the max number of starters you carry should be right around 3. Maybe a little heavier early.

            As to the hitting side, I think some streaming will be shown to be optimal as it’s definitely going to help your counters to get full slate of games from your roster as often as possible…ideally every day. But I think there is a bigger gap between rostered players and streamers than there is between rostered SPs and streamers. Particularly in the infield.

            • Grey

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              I don’t think it’s by chance that in my 2nd half, I took a very mediocre pitching staff up to glory by adding MRs whenever I could hold them, but I did have Price and Greinke and that went far in the 2nd half… I think you have to have some hitting to break right or be the only one streaming hitters, picking up hot schmotatos… Which brings me to another thing, I don’t think Rudy thinks hot schmotatoes are the way to go, but my Hitter-Tron, I tend to think opposite… I like streaming batty calls here and there, but I prefer to pick up a hot bat, and let it ride for a week until it fizzles…

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                @Grey: I streamed most of my pitching more than half of the season. I feel like I had better numbers since July than Apr thru june. I carried 2 SP’s Greinke, Madbum 7RP and 2 streaming spots. Depending on matchups I’d drop a player for xtra steamer spot if I needed too. I will not draft more than 2 Aces in the draft next season. My wins went through the roof streaming matchups and using SON compared to just using “Aces” against any team & opposing pitcher matchups

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, I definitely did too… I had Greinke and Price in the 2nd half and streamers, and my pitching staff was great… My first half was a mess…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I’m actually on your side on this one. What I found chasing hitters is that I was getting sample sized. I think the right way to approach it, and I think you did this some this year thanks to hittertron, is look a few days/weeks into the future for favorable park and pitching match ups and ride/recommend those guys for a longer time span than a single day.

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, agreed… If Blackmon, for instance, is hot and home, you ride him, it’s not a one day thing…

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Agreed on pretty much everything here. To expound on your point about streaming hitters, I have noticed that it’s much easier to successfully piece together a productive offense with multiple streamers if you have a few high BA guys anchoring your lineup. Pairing Miggy/Trout/Cutch/Cano with Craig/Freeman/Butler and another solid BA player later on will help offset the damage that flawed power guys and MIs like Gomes, Dominguez, Carter, Bonifacio, etc. do to your team BA.

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                @Big Magoo:

                My thoughts exactly. I was already thinking of this. If only some industrious commenters would get their stuff together and share this kind of gold with the rest of the razzball nation in the offseason

  25. Andrew says:
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    Well Grey the time has come once again to tip my hat to you and thank you for a wonderful season. Once again, under your tutelage and guidance I made it to the Finals (3 for 3 since we began our keeper league). And just like the past 2 years, I came up just short.

    Well, actually I tied. And since I tied, we went to a head to head season matchups tiebreaker, which in our last matchup of the season we also tied. So it came down to our matchup in week 7 of this season, that would decided who would win the beloved “Golden Blauser” and who would be the last loser.

    Let me preface this by saying that I have always gone into the draft with the thought that the 1st half is just a tune up for the 2nd half, which it is. So my team included a trio of injured players; Hanley, Garza and Beachy. As well as my 2 prized keepers; Myers and Puig. I lost in week 7 by the skin of my teeth to a team that had the head to head tiebreaker against every team in the league.

    So now once again, I finished in 2nd place. I am 1 year away from joining Jim Kelly as a 4-time consecutive championship loser. My heart is heavy this morning, but my future is bright with the likes of Puig, Myers, Sale, and my birthday brother Hanley Ramirez as keepers.

    Once again, I want to thank you for all of your help this season and I hope you were able to pull out a few big Ws for all of the Razzball nation. Thanks again and Go Braves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Damn, can’t believe it turned out that close… Crap, sorry, we’ll get him next year!

  26. Michael B says:
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    Without getting into the details (because there are a lot), it’s amazing how a roto league can come down to Huston Street’s appearance in a meaningless game. It went the right way.

    Thanks for the reading material. I don’t use this much for advice, but the entertainment value is worth much more.

    • Duke says:
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      @Michael B: same for me in my league! absolutely ridiculous congrats

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        @Duke:

        Being on the opposite side of that was fun. Especially when you consider that Street’s post All-Star numbers were unreal before the blowup (0.34 ERA, 0.577 WHIP in 26.1inn). FMFBL.

    • Grey

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      @Michael B: Thanks for the kind words!

  27. HEADDOWNGOLF says:
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    You failed to mention Justin Upton…again. I benched him for ONE day this past week and he hit a HR w 3 RBIs and stole a base. Otherwise his stat line for my PO teams was .083 0000. Bye Upton, you miserable POS!

    Oh, and I came in 1st in 3 of 5 PO games, 2nd in one, and 4th in the other.

    Thanks for all the quality advice, and tools…best baseball site on the interwebs.

    See you next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HEADDOWNGOLF: Congrats on 3 wins! Thanks for the kind words!

  28. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thought Boner did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    Thanks Grey for all the great stuff all year.

  29. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I agonizingly lost 5-4. I was the architect of my own downfall which it makes it harder to swallow,

    Trailing wins by 2 and down a run+ in ERA, just wanted wins. I decided to add Alvarez and Redmond. Talk about contrasts!! If I didn’t have Redmond in, it could have been a different story…side note with Redmond, in all of his 13 starts he didn’t give up more than 3ER and in 1st innings only gave up 2ER. Then there was that yesterday – UGGH!

    That’s the way it goes…thanks for comedy & fantasy gold once again.

    And MLB gets their Inception playoffs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: Haha…No problem, sorry you didn’t take home the title…

  30. L-Boogie says:
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    OK, I’ll join in. Many thanks to Grey and the crew for all of the advice. And an extra special thanks to the Stream-o-Nator for all the…well… stream-o-nating. Got me 58 out of a possible 60 pitching points. And I didn’t take my first pitcher until the 5th round. And only 2 in the first 10 rounds.

    I was so pumped about my victory I dusted off the cobwebs and hauled ass on my treadmill. Felt great to run. Can’t wait to do it again next September.

    • Randy BoBandy says:
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      @L-Boogie: 58 out of 60?! That is mighty impressive!

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Randy BoBandy: Thanks. First in WHIP and ERA (set league records), tied for first in wins and saves (another league record) and 2nd in K’s. And in no small part due to SoN. And Jose Fernandez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: Ha! No problem, congrats!

  31. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Thanks for everything Grey. I lost the champions hip by .008 OPS.

    Fantasy baseball, you’re a fickle bitch.

    I, for one, can’t wait until April.

  32. Duke says:
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    Grey I came from 22 pts down to in early July to pass the guy in first by .5 on the last freaking day. Au Shizz!!! That guy is not happy. Thanks for a great site, season, and for answering so many questions!

    • Grey

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      @Duke: No problem, congratulations!

  33. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Just wanted to thank you for a great season.

    Won my roto league thanks to a blown save by Street in the last game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: No problem, congrats!

  34. manormachine? says:
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    Thanks, Grey,

    Second in my money league and third in my casual league.

  35. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for all the help and great reading all year.

  36. Gregorious Chant says:
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    Thanks for your help Grey! 1st championship in my third year of Fbb and in a competitive league! You guys have the best website pay or not! Kudos to sky, jay wrong, Rudy, smokey, Dan pants, mike, big biscuit and Scott (don’t think I’ve missed anyone.. Now what do I so, go be a dad or something til spring??? Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregorious Chant: No problem, congratulations! I’d go for the or something…

  37. Ryan says:
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    First time playing this year and won second place in my H2H league. Actually tied in the championship game(6-6) and he won first by 1 point from earlier in the year. Definitely wish I had first place but I’ll take this for my first time playing. Thanks for all the help!!!

    • Grey

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      @Ryan: No problem, pretty good for the first time…

  38. Boy Wonder says:
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    Hey Grey,

    It’s the guy who ran out of moves last week.. Just wanted to say thank you for everything this season. I won my league.

    14 team H2H money league

    My Final Lineup

    C: Sal Perez
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    2B: Aaron Hill
    3B: Ryan Zimmerman
    SS: Jed Lowrie
    OF: Yoenis Cespedes
    OF: Yasiel Puig
    OF: Marlon Byrd
    UTL: Kyle Seager
    Bench: Darin Ruf

    Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma (who I started against the Tigers @ Detroit last week), Justin Verlander, Jeff Samardzija, Francisco Liriano, Bartolo Colon, Sonny Gray, Dan Straily, Chris Perez (who almost cost me in the end..) and Rex Brothers.

    Notable moves during the season:
    -traded Bryce Harper and Mike Minor for Justin Verlander on June 12th.. I spent a lot of the second half of the season regretting the trade..
    -having to drop Allen Craig last week due to his sprained ankle (Marlon Bryd was my replacement)
    -dropped Jason Castro a couple weeks ago. When that guy is healthy, he’s a true stud with a great swing. (The guy who owned Sal Perez dropped him for Wilson Ramos)

    But thank God it’s over.. I was going to have a heart attack. I ended up winning this week 9-3 but to give you an idea, my team hit .235 with an OPS of .650 to his .240 and .618 OPS.. I only lost batting average, stolen bases, and saves.. (SB’s and Saves I pretty much punted in the playoffs).

    P.s. woooohoooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    • Grey

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      @Boy Wonder: Congratulations! Nice team too, you should’ve won…

  39. Aaron says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for everything you do!

    Now you have time to reflect on the important aspects of baseball like the Wall Street Journal did a few days ago…

    • Aaron says:
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      @Aaron: Apparently I typed the link in wrong. Search for “Beard Science: Baseball’s Facial Hair Audit”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: No problem! Ha, will check it out…

  40. Jon says:
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    Are any of these guys slam dunk top-150 next year? Fowler, H Kendrick, ARam, Masterson, Tillman, Medlen, Cashner, Porcello or Jansen? Who’s close?

    • Grey

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      @Jon: Yup…All of them, maybe not A-Ram

  41. Big Magoo says:
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    Bittersweet feelings this morning. Fantasy baseball is over, two of my money league teams blew leads yesterday, finished a half point back in another money league, and one point back in an RCL. But I did win four leagues, including holding on by the skin of my teeth in the Champions League, so all is not lost.

    Thanks for another great year of witty observations and pop culture references. If I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms in the offseason, can we convene for another Price prayer circle just because? We can reminisce about his string of quality starts and remember bachelor Grey as he once was.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Nice job on the Champions League. I actually kind of followed that league and the expert league this year. Not something I ever thought I’d do, follow another fantasy team, but so it went. You and Grey both did an excellent job stewarding those teams and the wins were well deserved.

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        @OaktownSteve: Thanks. That league was as close as your RCL that you recapped above. I needed the saves from Holland and Brothers and the Brewers, Nats, and Padres bullpen meltdowns to hold on to the top spot. Home runs very tight too. So many possible outcomes, but I managed to hang on.

        Nine teams was a bit much to manage, but I was able to finish first or second in all nine. I’ll be haunted by the “What if?” factor in the leagues that slipped through my fingers at the last minute though. I was inevitably beaten to the punch in terms of waiver pickups at various times in these leagues, where two or three moves would have made the difference. I think I’ll scale it back to 4-5 next year. Let me know if you want to do one next year and we can set off a frenzy of transactions.

    • Grey

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      @Big Magoo: Awesome, congrats! Ha, I’ll be here all offseason, looking ahead and back… In reverse order, prolly…

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Big Magoo: I really don’t know how you people manage that many teams at once. I have enough trouble with 1 league. Maybe when my kids finally move out of the house I’ll have the time and brainpower for more. Too bad my oldest just turned 9. Too soon to kick her out?

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        @L-Boogie: Six of the nine leagues were weekly formats with shallow benches, so relatively low maintenance. The RCLs are a little more time consuming, but it’s doable. Especially if you have reliable Internet service on your phone and can make transactîons that way.

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @Big Magoo: Yeah, I joined an RCL last year before realizing that ESPN and Yahoo fantasy sites are both blocked at work. And I didn’t have a smartphone at the time. Needless to say, it didn’t work out well for me. But I got a new phone this summer so look out next season.

          L-Boogie’s boss next Sept: “Why is your productivity down 70% from last year?”

  42. Jon says:
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    Thanks for all your help and advice this year on winning my keeper league championship! Five years in the making. Felt good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Well played, congrats!

  43. Mike says:
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    4 leagues. 2 1st places. 1 3rd place. 1 4th place.

    400 dollar investment. 1,500 dollar payment received.

    Thanks owed to Razzball: Infinite.

    Cheers Grey!

    • Grey

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      @Mike: Nice showings! Congrats!

  44. Ziggy says:
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    Thanks for everything this season Grey!! But I’m gonna ask one more question. Which 6 would you keep?

    Manny Machado, Jason Heyward, Prince Fielder, Allen Craig, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista, Felix Hernandez, Ian Kinsler, Matt Harvey (Still in a corner crying over this injury)

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ziggy: No problem… Machado, Fielder, Ellsbury, F-Her, Bautista

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Oops, one more… Heyward or Kinsler, put their names in a hat…

  45. D Rich says:
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    Grey, I have to thank you bud! I just went back to back in a 12 team h2h dynasty league. Sure we all miss on some sleepers,picks, etc.. but i have to thank you for this man! He started out ok, went to crap, went to the dl, but then had a final month or so of excellence! i was there for it all drafted him, Dl’d him, cut him, and most importantly picked him up again. Mr. Marco Estrada!!!!! If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have known about him, you are a true legend, a great writer, and you have helped mold me into a champion! Thank you

    • Grey

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      @D Rich: Nice, congrats!

  46. So CG says:
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    I won my 12 team keeper league this year. Thanks for all of the help and entertainment over the past 3 years to make it happen. Have a daquari on me.

    • Grey

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      @So CG: No problem, congrats! And thanks!

  47. JP says:
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    Grey – just wanted to say thanks for another awesome season. I’ve been a reader for a few years now. Finally won my first title this year, and ended up taking it in both leagues. Couldn’t have done it without some of your awesome calls. I’ll now focus to football after leaving my team to go 0-3 while I navigated the playoffs. Look forward to reading January Grey’s predictions!

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats!

  48. MattTruss223 says:
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    Clean sweep of my 3 Yahoo! Roto leagues, thanks for all your help. Pulled off one 1st place by 0.5 points. That was sweet. Those along with a first and a 3rd in my H2H leagues and I’m a pretty happy camper.

    Didn’t fair too well in the RCLs this year. Put up a valiant effort but fell just short of a top 3 in the RCL I run. Finished 8th my first year in ECFBL, what an eye opener that was. I sat in 4th for much of the last couple months, but man, you CANNOT afford a slip in that league. We’ve got some incredible in that league, Chris (Retro Vertigo) especially. That man is a fantasy baseball maven. Tied for 2nd in the overall standings, Chris was dominate in fending off some very stiff competition. The type of competition that leads to a 110 League CI. Hats off to Chris, what a manager.

    Thanks again Grey, your e-daiquiri should be arriving momentarily!

    • Grey

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      Congrats! Yeah, agreed on all counts on the ECFBL! Thank you too!

  49. BSW says:
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    I won my leaqgue for the 3rd time in the past 4 years. Thanks for making this the least competitive year yet!

    • Grey

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      Ha, no problem… Congrats!

  50. Fungazi says:
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    Thanks for the sick write-ups and tools. Won both money and dump league I was in this year. It’s funny how it was the Gyorko’s and Pence’s that can win these things in the last couple of weeks. Also, that the team I was against in one league had around half the players as my team in the other league so it was sort of like playing against myself.

    Looking forward to your 2014 rankings

    • Grey

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      Nice work! Congrats!

  51. Jay says:
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    alls well that ends well…and I have Razzball to thank. Thankfully I stumbled onto this site. It has been part of my daily ritual since then.

    Grey, you had previously mentioned you watched Ray Donovan…curios as to your thoughts on the season. In my opinion some of the plot twists you could see coming. but overall i thought it was a good show. I just wonder what they’re going to base the second season on.

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats! Actually, when Showtime stopped working with Time Warner about two months ago, the show fell off my rotation and never returned… I stopped watching about halfway through, didn’t really miss it either… Felt kind of showy for showy’s sake…

  52. Dave says:
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    Grey
    Won 2 leagues, second in the other. Your column and research made the difference. Can’t wait until Spring. In the meantime, Survivor will help fill the void. Never missed a season.Just sorry Rupert left so soon.
    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats! Love Survivor! Hoping Tyson starts being the personality he can be because right now he feels like he’s gone hippie…

  53. Dani says:
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    Who do you like Grey in these playoff matches? Gotta think Price has the edge over Martin, no?

    • Grey

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      Price

  54. RyKo says:
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    Took 1st place twice & 3rd across my three money leagues this year, two of those due to ties and me having the tie breaker, so needless to say it was an insane end to a great year.

    Honestly though I just wanted to say thanks to Razzball. I think it’s safe to assume everyone has multiple outlets of information when they need fantasy advice, but the comedy, the consistency & of course Grey kept me coming back for more. Great work.

    Thanks for everything guys! Especially you hitter-tron. You. You’re good you.

    • Grey

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      Awesome, congrats! No problem, glad it worked!

  55. B.Loblaw says:
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    Grey, love the site and the advice, thanks! But I’ve gotta say, I’m the witch that went against your advice on the last day. Because everyone knows how much people looove to read about someone else’s fantasy team, here’s how it went down:

    One team ran away with first place. The next three teams went into the final day separated by three points. I was in the middle of this pack, and the three of our teams had a side bet that was for more than first place money with the bottom team paying out the top team. The other two teams had already maxed out IP going into yesterday. I was trailing the top (2nd place overall) team by 41 K’s entering the day and was in a virtual tie with another team for ERA and had teams +/-.005 WHIP points around me.

    I started off the morning with Estrada and Moore to make sure I caught at least one team for K’s. The schedule was laid out so that I could see a little bit of what happened before committing to anyone. Henderson Alvarez started at the same time, but with the Tigers mailing in the last couple of games and sending out the B team lineup again, I felt OK taking a shot on the start. I had the options of playing it safe for one K point and locking up third overall/no payout in the side bet versus going for the extra K point to win the side bet.

    When Alvarez started mowing down the Tigers so quickly (with Verlander’s efficiency helping to move the game along faster and get results quicker), I was emboldened to start my next guy up, Zach Miner @ATL at 10:35. Oops. Time to back out?

    But Alvarez kept mowing ‘em down, and Estrada was going strong. The Yankees were sitting everyone too! OK, Bedard, you get a chance! David Huff? Sure, Astros suck, get in there.

    Yankees and Astros in a K fest! Alvarez giving me enough ERA/WHIP buffer! Surely Vargas @TEX is where I draw the streamer line? Roark @ARI looks promising in the afternoon though. I can’t help myself, Vargas, I don’t think you can get bombed hard enough to tank me. But I’m gonna stop hitting F5 and have lunch.

    At the end of the day, Moore, Estrada, Alvarez, Miner, Bedard, Huff, Vargas, Roark, Hochevar and Stauffer had netted me 42 K’s, one more than I needed to chase down the top guy in the side bet, along with a tidy 2.66 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP that actually earned me another point to put it out of reach. Second place has never been so sweet.

    Thanks again for the help all year Grey!

    • Grey

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      Ha, no problem, glad it worked out for you, congrats!

  56. Serch says:
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    Just won my league for third time in five years…thanks to you guys!
    It’s not surprising so many Razzballers are winning their leagues…as in the past, I have tithed a portion of my winnings to the Pope of Razzball via a $25 daquiri as a way of saying thanks….may I suggest that other winners follow suit and put their leaguemates’ money where their mouth is?
    Serch

    • Grey

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      Thanks, Serch! And now for the Prime Minister…

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Serch: I will gladly put my leaguemates money where my mouth is as soon as my leaguemates money is in my mouth. Or at least my bank account.

      • Serch says:
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        @L-Boogie: hehe yeah, I have some deadbeats in my league too but I guess collecting winnings def qualifies as a first world problem

    • Grey

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      Haha

  57. Jeff says:
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    First time playing fantasy baseball in a decade. (Did love playing OOTP and following my Reds).

    Won my 7×7 head to head league final 13-0, to go with the regular season crown by 20 games!

    Thanks Grey, Rudy and team for an awesome season!

    Key sleepers your team turned me onto that I drafted:
    Matt Harvey
    Anibel Sanchez
    Mike Minor
    Matt Carpenter

    You guys flat out dominated the mid to late rounds of the draft with your advice. Dominated.

    –Jeff

    • Grey

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      Congrats! Well played…

  58. henncoop says:
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    Thanks for a great season …wish I could say I won but the best i did was 2nd in one league. Always entertaining & my fave source for fantasy baseball info & insight.

    I know you are not a gambler BUT that being said …any insight or prediction to how the playoffs play out or at least a guess at which 2 teams face off in the World Series???
    Thanks again

    • Grey

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      No problem, sorry you didn’t win… Tigers/Dodgers… Dodgers in 6

  59. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Haven’t posted much lately, but was still reading and looking for some advice. Appreciate what you and the others do on here. Won a couple leagues again, took home some cash, and just wanted to say thanks for the advice, humor, and the daily colums…def helped me out some on the way to those championships!

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats!

  60. Jon says:
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    For those of us in keeper leagues, have you thought about doing an off-season buy/sell? Maybe that wouldn’t be too different than your sleeper/shmohawk posts?

    • Grey

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      I’ll be having sleeper, rookie, keeper, schmohawk posts starting after the recaps end in a few weeks…

  61. Gareth says:
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    I Came 1st in my MLB.com Head to Head League.

    I was in first on the last day of the season in my 10 team CBS Roto League. I ended up losing the lead on the last day by 1 point. Final Score: MY TEAM – Hitters 41.5. Pitchers 38. THE GUY WHO OVERTOOK ME – Hitters 41.5. Pitchers 39.

    So a Hard Luck 2nd place finish. We were flip flopping for weeks so It could have gone either way. It just happened the season ended at the right time for him. Ah Well.

    Here’s a breakdown of my Stats:

    AVE: 2.774 (8 points)
    HR: 301 (10 points)
    RUNS: 1205 (10 points)
    RBI: 1033 (8 points) sidenote – the guy with 9 points had 1034 RBI’S.
    SB’S: 145 (5.5 Points) tied with another guy who surged on the last day. Needed More SAGNOF!

    ERA: 3.273 (7 points)
    K’S: 1596 (10 points)
    SAVES: 103 (7 points)
    WINS: 90 (7 points) The guy ahead of me had 92. I had a bad run of No Decisions last 2 weeks.
    WHIP: 1.1837: (7 points)

    Thanks for all the Help Grey. It was still a great Season!

    • Grey

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      Congrats on the one win, sorry about the 2nd… No problem, thanks!

  62. J-FOH says:
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    For all the disappointment I carry for doing so poorly in the RCL I commisioned, I finnished 9th overall in the RCL with my kick ass team. Champions league next year!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Nice work Jax. That’s a mighty solid season.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        hey…also check your mail

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      @J-FOH: Nice result man. I’m not sure what Grey and Rudy have in mind for the Champions League next year, but I’d love to be able to try and defend the title. If it’s a clean slate of owners, good luck. You’ve earned it.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        As you’ll recall I was booted from the champions league last minute due to the inclusion of podcast guy. RIV promised me a spot next year if I won my league this year. That being said, if the Razz site wants to set it so that top 11 plus defending champ get in or something like that, I’d have no problem with it.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @OaktownSteve: that sounds like the best way, the champ plus 11 new contestants.

          I thought we were also going to try and do a frequent commenter RCL with you, Magoo, Wake Up, Kid A, prezzi, Shake n Bacon, myself Cram you ?,

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            @J-FOH:

            I’m still all in for that one. I don’t think I really deserve a shot at the Champs League. Didn’t win my league outright (like my gravatar today, it was a baseball tie) and was 37th overall. Solid but no championship caliber.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @OaktownSteve: damn, you got bumped for nick

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @J-FOH:

                Yes indeedy. In spite of the fact that my voice is equally sonorous and resonant only without the hideous Canadian vowels.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: I agree with Magoo and that you need a free pass for giving up your seat on the plane to the pregnant lady. Razzballs favorite commentor, the defending champion and 10 others compete for the title of grand champion. I was talking to Sky the other day and he has mad love for you too. The Oracle of Razz

              • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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                @J-FOH: ouch…. Nick fled to japan afterwards…

                  • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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                    @Wake Up: you brought her there!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @J-FOH: Nice!!!

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: You should get a spot for giving yours up this year. I hope to be able to try to defend the title. It sounds like Jack’s in, and he’s earned his spot. That would leave nine spots remaining. Grey or Rudy (or both) joining would be pretty cool. Any remaining spots could be offered up based on order of finish in the overall standings from this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, you finished 9th? Damn, well done…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: your approval is the greatest trophy ever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Seriously, top ten in this crazy league is very impressive…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I just wish the ladies would be impressed with my travel size

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha…Can’t help you there…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: it’s my small burden to carry

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe

  63. John E Depth says:
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    Thanks for your help this year…won the only league I played in, first time player too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, congrats!

  64. Blue says:
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    Won my league handily due to SON. I didn’t pick a starter until J. Zimm in the 8th and surrounded him with Harvey/Cobb/Miller/Lynn. With a Kimbrel/Holland relief corps I was at 58-60 pitching until I had to trade Harvey (to fill a Nelson Cruz sized hole) and Lynn started stinking. My pitching sagged to 52-53 by the beginning of September but heavy daily streaming brought it back up to 57 for the year and a five point gap with the second place team.

    Got my name on the trophy of a Roto league that has been in existence for 25+ years.

    Heading to the tip jar for you all–awesome work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice work, congrats! No problem…

  65. mrobs says:
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    Well I got 2nd place, 4th place, and 5th place in my three big money leagues… I guess my competitors have caught on to Razzball. Not my best year but thanks for all the help along the way anyway, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry to hear you couldn’t bring home a title, no problem, we’ll get them next year!

  66. J-FOH says:
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    working on my Yo mama parody for the you and the Coug, opening line, “Your Cougs is so old, how old is she?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She went to grade school with Jesus?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: she always asks for sarsaparilla at a restaurant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! She so old, I told her to act her age and she died…

          • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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            @Grey: HA! nice… Yo cougz is so old her birth certificate is in roman numerals!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My Cougs is so old she’s asking me for Peabo Bryson for our first dance…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: she considers the Waltz a modern dance

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  She got herpes from Ben Franklin

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: but what a lovely woman

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A real mensch!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: she refers to movies as “talkies”

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: If you cut her dust comes out

            • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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              @J-FOH: when she farts, dust comes out… Wait… Do cougs fart? Hmmm…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She has tales from the Mayflower

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Larry King helps HER to cross the street…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Wake Up: Nice one.

  67. FMFBL says:
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    Thanks for a great season, you guys do fantastic work! Although I didn’t win I placed higher in my roto league than ever before, and you folks as Razz had a big hand in that.

    What are you thoughts in general about keeper strategy? Do you tend to keep the best value and toss back early round picks? I’m going to pick late in next years 1st round and I’m considering hanging onto an underperforming Harper in the first just to assure myself that he’s mine. To do this, I’d be throwing back this kind of value – DomBrown, Matt Carpenter, or Jose Fernandez in the last round.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! I tend to keep the best players but it’s on a team by team basis… I wouldn’t keep Harper in the first probably, but I don’t know the rounds on the other guys

  68. Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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    Group hug! For the mag-pies! And the cougars! And the trannies!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, trannies?

      • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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        @Grey: yeah… We gotta show some love to half the girl readers grey… They are still human! Just theyre two types of humans..

          • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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            @J-FOH: thats what i thought he was implying in the first couple sentences of the blog.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I read that fast and thought you said our half-girl readers…

          • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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            @Grey: which would work just as well…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: assless chaps!

      • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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        @OaktownSteve: haha definitely.. I miss his late night 16 paragraph vents about conspiracy theories of the mag pies..

  69. Hondo says:
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    What kind of cruel God ends Breaking Bad and FBB on the same day?

    I’m rudderless.I’m thinking about robbing a bank for thrills or even worse,stepping away from my computer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, and Homeland is no kind of fill-in… Carrie’s crazy, move on!

  70. papajeansegura says:
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    Thanks for the help this year i ended up tying for the championship because my asshole friend who was in the 3rd place game picked up kazmir to “make it interesting for me” and left me with some of the shittiest pitching options for sat/sun. I was enraged because i was winning all week and Beltre tied up RBIs and HRs at the last moment. Just thoroughly disappointed, but the fact that I even made the finals was a small miracle. I am supremely confident heading into next year. Also, on Saturday in the Rangers game, what happened on the infield single Andrus hit in the 3rd or 4th inning with the bases loaded? A run scored and another scored on an error by Aybar, shouldn’t Andrus have gotten an RBI if they counted it as a single? That call cost me winning the championship outright. This is my last baseball question of the year I promise.

    • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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      @papajeansegura: the first one, yes he should have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus should get one RBI there if you’re describing it correctly… You have a case for the Supreme Court of MLB?

      • papajeansegura says:
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        @Grey: ahhh i watched the replay and the bases were not loaded the run scored on a bad throw by aybar http://wapc.mlb.com/tex/play/?content_id=31016879&topic_id=8878736&c_id=tex o well I get 2nd technically but I worked out a split in the prize money thanks to my keen negotiating. I gotta buy my friend who i tied some kind of alcohol with my $40 winnings…Either going with a 12 of Hoegarden or some kind of whiskey/hard liquor what would you pick? Looking to drop 20 or less hahaha want a lil something for myself too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoegaarden

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: grey’s also here to advise about booze gift giving. should people come back at christmas to ask about what kind of jewelry to get girlfriends or wives?

            • Grey

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              Haha… Can’t go wrong with diamonds… Wedding rings are hella expensive though… Jesus…

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                @Grey: so, should i wait and see whether or not a can actually get a girlfriend or buy the ring now? due to girl 1’s ankle issue i won’t be able to hit on her this weekend at a party. Girl 1 is the best option. Should i wing it and hope other hot women are present that may be well disposed to me, and hold off on ring. The ring will still be at the jewelry store after the party. Can’t decide!

                • Grey

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                  Nah, get the girlfriend first, you don’t want the ring unless you really have to

          • papajeansegura says:
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            @Grey: Good pick as always see you next season boss

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  71. Landru says:
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    Grey, thanks to you and my superhuman baseball acumen (but mostly you) I won our fantasy pool for the first time in its 13-year history. So I not only owe you for the season-long laughs, but for the $600 and shitty trophy that are now mine. Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Congrats, well done!

  72. Later Tater says:
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    1. read Razzball last season = won championship

    2. read Razzball this season = won championship

    3. how many other commentators won their leagues too? from reading above, lots

    one might be luck, two maybe coincidence, but three means that something is going on

    Thank You Very Much Grey and Rudy (and the rest of Razzball nation)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, congrats!

  73. Goose says:
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    Thanks, Grey and Rudy for another great year.

    I finished 6th outta 14, but was stuck in last for the first month, so at least was able to claw back into respectability. It wasn’t Braun/Hamilton, nay, it was my keepers Hamilton and Starlin Castro who did me the most harm.

    Oh and Mitchell Boggs. A friendly reminder to just be careful when you look at closers having tough Aprils next year. Sometimes closers have a bad April and go on to be Greg Holland – and sometimes closers have a bad April and go on to nothing at all ever again because they fucking suck. Fucking Mitchell Boggs.

    Good times!

    • i second the f***ing suck descriptor to Mitchell Boggs. the only closer i snagged off waivers and he probably cost me a point or two. worst law firm ever!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I hear ya, that was Rudy’s one closer pick up this year… Hehe

  74. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Won my league. Thanks for all of the help over the year.

    Who you got tonight Rays or Rangers?

    • the hungarian hippo says:
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      @the hungarian hippo: Price gets shelled in Arlington. But Rangers have Ron Wash at the helm making in-game decisions…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rays… No problem and congrats!

  75. booya says:
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    Here’s the guys I’m considering keeping in a 12 team H2H 6×6 (OPS & QS) keeper league, $100 keeper budget

    Beltre $20
    Votto $15
    Bruce $15
    Kinsler $10
    Gordon $10
    R Zimmerman $10
    Pence $25

    Lee $20
    Buchholz $10
    Ryu $10
    Cobb $10
    Kluber $5
    Porcello $5
    Dickey $5
    Roark $5
    Estrada $5

    Thinking I’ll have to pass on Pence and CLee at those prices. Who would you keep with the $100 budget?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm, Votto, Kinsler, Bruce, Beltre, Lee, Cobb

  76. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Grey and Rudy thanks for a fun year of fantasy baseball. Glad I happened across this website when researching Eric Hosmer’s resurgence earlier this year. I finished 2nd in my 12-team long time keeper league. It was the best I’ve done to date. Thanks for the great advice and for all of the awesome free tools we got to use!

    So I know this is a long ways away, but I get to keep 6 players from my roster this year to go into next year with. 5 of my keepers are pretty sure things. Out of these guys, who would you go with?

    -Rosario
    -Rios
    -Rizzo
    -Donaldson

    I didn’t know how impressive Rios’ year was until I saw his season stats. He’s right up there with Carlos Gomez’ production. Not sure if he’s a free agent this year or if he’ll stay in Texas.

    Because it’s a keeper league, I’m more inclined to stick with someone younger. Rizzo had a disappointing year. Rosario is a catcher which isn’t great for keeper value (given their injuries and games not played). Donaldson had a great year. I’m just not sure that this was his career year and it’s all down hill from here on out. If he played in a better ball park, I’d put more thought into him.

    Anyways, I’m sure I’ll ask this question a few times over the next 6 months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, I thought you’ve been around for a few years… Congrats on the 2nd place, hopefully you win next year… Rios, but it’s close

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Nope, first year for me. I’ve probably asked a few years worth of questions though. I’m wearing you down!

        Thanks, I owe my success to you guys.

        Yeah after looking at Rios’ stats, it really made me double think who my 6th keeper would be. I want it to be Rizzo, but a .220 average and 25 homers isn’t going to cut it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… No problem… Yeah, there will be time to decide, but Rios is steady and Rizzo can probably be had by either him or someone else…

  77. Zoltan says:
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    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for all the fantasy baseball advice this season, it was my first year actually reading Razzball and it is by far the most entertaining and helpful fantasy site I’ve been too. I even ended up winning my league yesterday due in large part to Razzball writers, getting Goldschmidt in the 8th round made my season haha. Keep up the good work.

    • Grey

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      Awesome, congrats!

  78. The Fridge says:
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    Thanks to everyone at Razzball for the great analysis all year. Hands down the best ‘perts and fantasy writers on the interwebs…I will be sending some daquiris your way and already looking forward to reading the musings of January Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words!

  79. Eddy says:
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    Just saw a stat that blew me away.

    Huston Street had a 99.5% strand rate this year.

    That’s ridiculous.

    • Grey

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      That’s incredible, wow

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wonder if he’ll still be closer with stats like that.

        • Grey

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          Somewhere, definitely

  80. Kyle H says:
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    Just want to say thanks, Grey, for all the help you’ve offered me and others this season. Helped me win my league by telling me to draft Adam Jones and Goldschmidt!! I’ll be a lurker over the offseason and ready to ready your run downs again next season!

    • Grey

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      Awesome, congrats!

  81. Wake Up says:
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    WS prediction?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Wake Up: preseason pick was Tigers vs Reds.

      Postseason pick is Red Sox vs Reds.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: If ain’t the Dodgers then who gives a f**k….OK that was messed up, how about a good team that isn’t some fluky turd that gets hot. Maybe a division winner would be nice. I miss the days of the east and the west, the winners play each other then goes onto the World Series…..cust kayin’

    • Grey

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      Tigers/Dodgers (are they in different leagues? I play mixed leagues)…

  82. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    My three roto teams were utter crap and I set my lineups all season long. I made over 100 moves in both RCLs. I just can’t draft worth a damn in roto leagues.

    My h2h team was well put together. I overcame a plethora of injuries, suspensions and shut downs to still finish with the best regular season record and a title game loss. My batting was very good all season, but was putrid in 13 of the 14 days of the playoffs.

    I expect to sit out the 2014 season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s too bad… We’ll be here if you change your mind…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: I actually still may post as often as I did this year. I might respond to random fantasy questions even though I may not be playing fantasy baseball.

        • Grey

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          Nice…

  83. J-FOH says:
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    I just wanted to take a minute to thank Razzball for making me a lazy, snarky, know-it-sorta that talks trash to all the E$PN and Yahoo readers when I cross their paths in everyday life. You have helped me regain my hate via commenter redundancy and player inadequacy, by pointing out manager idiocy, and GIF’s of gaffs. This is a special place and I feel proud to be a loyal Razzatist…is that a word, well it should be. And thank you to the frequent commenters for sharing your hate, Cram, your love, Oaktown Steve, ridiculousness, Prezzi, randomness, Wake Up, and of course Carnac with his wit. Oh yeah, Kid A for being that smart guy we all hate because he reminds us how smart he is, but he’s also a dick like my old football coach, I appreciate it in a weird sweating in the fetal position kinda way. From food and TV to french philosophers and vape. You have all made my life seem less weird and more normal,

    Oh and read my football articles every friday at 11 AM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…No problem… We’re all better for each other… No one died guys, I’ll be here tomorrow with another new post…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That was an auotcorrect error, that I fixed — hear/here… Stupid iPhone

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: how will we know it’s really you, it could be the cleaning lady that tells me to pick up all the latin players, damn espinosa, or the guy at the car wash that told me he liked BJ’s for the year, i think he was just telling me what he wanted. Who is it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This is Consuela, hola!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hi there. Its juan papi

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just wrote a good story about my housekeeper that will be up on the site in the next few days… Pretty classic… Oh, and quien es visitar a cielo?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: don’t you mean cuando?

                • Grey

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                  Haha… Yup! 13 years of Spanish!

  84. goodfold2 says:
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    for some asinine reason the TB at TEX doesn’t seem to be on TV. anybody without baseball package know where to get it. It’s not on mlb network. TV companies are stupid. I just plowed some money on price here, want to see it.

    • Grey

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      You check TBS?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: duh! thanks. i forgot, the one sports channel not listed (on my service) near the other ones. they actually do pitch tracker on every pitch so you can see just how bad the umps are. myers up. thanks.

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          @goodfold2: damn, he looked bad on that at bat. swung nowhere near 2 pitches, let another just go by him.

          • Grey

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            Ugly

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            @goodfold2: how many homers were left for longo. got one there. 3 run lead for my money.

            • Grey

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              It was supposed to be 32, and that’s what he got

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: i thought you changed it to 35? Or changed it to 32 and it used to be 35?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, no problem

  85. P Swayz on a Horse says:
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    Longo bomb’s….you got it!

    • Grey

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      BAM!

      • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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        @Grey: i had a feeling he was gonna hit one in the clutch… Nice call, yoda!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There are no projections, there is just will they or won’t they.

          • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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            @Grey: use the force?

            • Grey

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              Or prayer triangles…

  86. Gareth says:
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    GREY you are a Soothsayer Extraordinaire.

    That Longoria prediction is Kinda Creepy in its Accuracy, I’m not gonna lie………………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not a witch

  87. goodfold2 says:
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    where are those morons that like not having replay in baseball? rays better not allow 2 more runs.

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      @goodfold2: shouldn’t have to throw a flag on that kind of shit. just have a crew watching replays, like goals in hockey. all of them are reviewed by a “war room” in toronto. Just have a few guys that constantly sit at monitors and would be the final approval on calls like that. Regular replay clearly shows no hit.

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        @goodfold2: i’m sorry, clearly shows no catch.

        • Grey

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          Yup

    • Grey

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      Seriously

  88. Lubey says:
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    Yoo Grey. Just wanted to say thank you for another great season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  89. Ryan G says:
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    good season Grey, it was fun

    until we meet again…or we can meet now if you want. I’m outside!

    JK, I’m on my couch rubbing one out to my fantasy hockey draft that just happened and watching Rays/Rangers

    Is this being played in a baseball town? I’m so confused, can we draft for 2014 now?

    6 months of wishing i had a use for my smart phone now…

    • Grey

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      Haha… I hear ya…

  90. goodfold2 says:
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    not a baseball issue, but just fantasy drafting issue. Last 4 drafts i’ve done (all on one of espn/yahoo) i’ve been either 1st or 12th out of 12. this is 4 different drafts. last night i was 12th in a roto hockey league, today i’m first in a 12 team h2h each cats league. I hate the turn. you get to watch 3 or 4 guys you really want go just before your turn almost every time it’s your turn.

    • Grey

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      I like the turn, gives you an opportunity to get two guys…

  91. gareth says:
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    I got my tickets just before they sold out so I’m going to the one and done deathmatch at progressive field on Wednesday.

    I’m so extatic the Indians got in to October baseball, however long their run may be. whenever I asked about their chances to Baseball experts at different times during the season (fangraphs, cbs, razzball) I got scoffed at and was told categorically time and time again they had no chance.

    I’m very nervous about the one game playoff outcome, but its the first meaningful October baseball game played in Cleveland since 2007 (which coincidentally was when I first got to ohio) so the ballpark should be rocking.

    Salazar versus cobb for the rights to play the red sox. Whew. I’m having palpitations just thinking about it.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @gareth:

      I went to Cleveland on my cross country ballpark tour. Liked the park, liked the fans, liked the town. A great American city despite all the jokes. Rusty and on hard times but still with pride. Hope the fans show up and get loud. Cobb is a tough match up. But Francona, Giambi, Swish all have A’s ties and playoff chops. Have a blast.

      • Grey

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        Nice avatar, Oaktown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome! Let us know how it is… Hold up a Razzball sign too…

  92. No Talent Ass Clown says:
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    I just thought I would brag a bit that I drafted Braun and Hamilton 1-2 in my yahoo winners league. The league was fairly competitive, but I ended up winning. I lucked out picking solid closers and found Liriano and Jose Fernandez on the waiver wire.
    On the flip side I had a team in another league with McCutchen, Aushizz, Beltre, and Waino. Came in 5th there.

  93. Andrea says:
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    Thank you for always being a reliable source of information during the season. I know I can always count on Razzball for daily news and daily chuckles…
    See you next season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  94. Al says:
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    LOVE your daily column, read it daily!!!. I am in a NL auction keeper league where you can protect 7 players. I am set on 6 of my players (Arenado, Wilin Rosario, Matt Carpenter, Goldshmidt, Matt Adams, and Carlos Gomez). I am debating on the 7th. It will be either Mike Minor or Ian Desmond. We do 12 batters and 9 pitchers so if I keep Desmond, I will have very strong offense (with Oscar Taveras, Kolten Wong, and Maikel Franco on my farm team) but obviously starting from scratch in pitching. Its $100 for the auction and Minor will cost me $6 to protect and Desmond $9 so I’m thinking I’d get the better deal protecting Minor (I would assume he would go for $9-$11) than Desmond (I would assume would go for $11, maybe $12) but I just keep hearing how important getting batters is over pitching. Who would you protect in this scenario??
    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You can take questions to my newest post… Keep Desmond

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