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Went over the catchers1st basemen2nd basemen and shortstops and top 20 3rd basemen for 2013 fantasy baseball.  Guess what’s next!  No, not pitchers. Read the title, man.  In 2010, there were only 5 outfielders that hit 30 homers, in 2011 there were 9, 14 in 2012 and this year:  3.  Someone find a bleached Sammy Sosa so he can stick a needle in some motherf**kers!  We are only a few years away from someone leading the league with 25 homers.  Steals were still around, though they fell off a bit too.  There were 14 outfielders who stole 30 bases in 2012 and this year there were 10.  As before, these rankings are from our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater with my comments.  Anyway, here’s the top 20 outfielders for 2013 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

1. Chris Davis – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen post.

2. Mike Trout – Well, now we’ve established Trout is no fluke.  High five self!  Or as they say in sushi restaurants, we have no more hirame today, konichiwa.  You know when I say F-Her has a better season some years even when his ERA is up?  It’s a running thing of mine.  I was gonna register that in the trademark office but the government was shut down.  Well, even if you don’t remember, it’s not important.  Trout had a better pure baseball season this year than his breakout year.  His K-rate was down, his walk rate was up and he did this in almost hundred more ABs.  You’re witnessing one of the best that’s ever played the game before he’s hit his prime.  That’s right, he’s 22 years old, guys and four girls.  With Miggy over 30 and playing in less games this year due to injuries, a case could made that Trout is the number one draft pick in 2014, and I think I’m going to make that case.  Preseason Rank #3, 2013 Projections:  108/19/102/.326/48, Final Numbers:  109/27/97/.323/33

3. Adam Jones – Last January, I ranked Jones in the 2nd round overall and a commenter came on and said that ESPN had him down in the 5th or 6th round.  They didn’t understand how I was the only one that saw 30+ HRs and 15-steal speed as 2nd round numbers.  Was I really that smart?  That much of a, how do you say it, genius?  They were right about me being right.  I was equally confused what everyone else was missing.  30 HRs and 15 steals without killing you in average and being in the heart of a lineup for counting stats is 2nd round numbers.  May not have always been, but it is now.  By the by, my projections for Adam Jones and his end-of-the-season numbers are eerily prescient.  I’m prescient, y’all!  Preseason Rank #7, 2013 Projections:  90/34/100/.284/15, Final Numbers:  100/33/108/.285/14

4. Andrew McCutchen – The Dread Pirate was way off in power and not terrific in counting stats, but still put together a solid season and he’s in his prime.  Oh!  I didn’t hear you come in.  I was just talking through my reasoning for McCutchen 3rd overall next year and not Goldschmidt.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I’m gonna go with Au Shizz…Or am I?  Shoot, I’m supposed to make this about last year, not next.  The Dread Pirate’s 2013 was about as neutral as you could have.  That is exactly his baseline.  I should’ve put him down for around 22 homers in his projections.   30 homers was overshooting my beau.  What?  Pirate pun?  Argh!  Preseason Rank #2, 2013 Projections:  102/30/107/.295/27, Final Numbers: 97/21/84/.317/27

5. Hunter Pence – At thirty years old, Pence notched a career high in steals by five, and the Giants already signed him for buku bucks, before I even got to write an overrated post for him.  In their defense, Pence is a better real world player than a fantasy one most years.  2013 wasn’t most years, which is the inverse of the Tiger Beat magazine cover I have from the 70′s titled, “This Was Most Years” with a picture of Ralph Malph.  Preseason Rank #25, 2013 Projections:  2013 Projections: 81/24/95/.284/7, Final Numbers:  91/27/99/.283/22

6. Carlos Gomez – I swear to you if the season were an extra month long, Gomez would’ve slumped and ended the year with a .240-ish average.  I have an idea for someone who wants extra credit on their Razzball exam.  Put together next year a team of 27 year olds.  My guess is if you don’t research anything else and only draft 27 year olds, you’ll have a leg up on the competition.  Preseason Rank #51, 2013 Projections:  79/15/52/.243/25, Final Numbers:  80/24/73/.284/40

7. Alex Rios – Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Alex Rios is the Grand Leader of the Universe and he wants to be a top ten outfielder.  Rather than get any better, he’s made everyone else worse.  Just a theory, but if I ever see Alex Rios stumping for Freemasons, I’ll have my answer.  Preseason Rank #26, 2013 Projections:  88/19/70/.281/18, Final Numbers:  83/18/81/.278/42

8. Alfonso Soriano – He led the league in homers by an outfielder who didn’t have 1st base eligibility too.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Sorry, I lost control of my senses there for a second.  What were we talking about again?  Oh, yeah, Soriano had the most homers by an outfielder.  That’s totally normal.  Nothing weird at all.  He’s 54 years old and he had a solid year.  Totally, completely normal.  Preseason Rank #66, 2013 Projections:  , Final Numbers:  84/34/101/.255/18

9. Jacoby EllsburySaberhagenmetricians have a whole seminar dedicated to Ellsbury.  Every other year he rises like a Phoenix that got its online law degree and takes over the world.  Preseason Rank #19, 2013 Projections:  89/14/64/.286/35, Final Numbers:  92/9/53/.298/52

10. Matt Carpenter – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen post.

11. Jay Bruce – In 2012, Bruce hit 34 homers after hitting 32 in 2011.  I thought that was a sign of escalating power, but actually that was the ceiling and he settled in at 30 homers this year.  Now he seems like a 30-35 homer hitter, rather than a 32-37 homer hitter.  Tomato-tomahto, mostly, but it helps better illustrate Bruce.  Now, with that said (reversal time!), Bruce will be 27 years old next year, and I could see ranking him higher than he’s ever been.  Preseason Rank #13, 2013 Projections:  95/35/105/.259/7, Final Numbers:  89/30/109/.262/7

12. Matt Holliday – This year Bruce and Holliday were two passing ships in the night like a cheesy love song.  They started the year ranked Holliday then Bruce and ended it reversed and I could see Bruce moving further forward as Holliday moves the opposite way.  The sad story of a fantasy siren.  Weep silently, I’m hungover.  Preseason Rank #12, 2013 Projections:  92/26/100/.304/5, Final Numbers:  103/22/94/.300/6

13. Jayson Werth – For s’s and g’s, I went back to the top 20 outfielders for 2010, and I happened to find Jayson Werth ending the year as the 11th ranked outfielder.  His stats that year:  106/27/85/.296/13.  Honestly, that’s not that different than this year.  However, the outfielders went a lot deeper that year.  The 20th ranked outfielder there was Aubrey Huff and his stats were:  100/26/86/.290/7.  That beats this year’s 20th ranked outfielder by quite a bit.  On a related note, there were a bunch of guys there that are still top 20 outfielders:  Choo, Gonzalez, aforementioned Werth, Rios, Pence, McCutchen and Holliday.  On an unrelated note, you should watch Masters of Sex on Showtime.  It’s good shizz.  Preseason Rank #52, 2013 Projections:  87/19/70/.259/12, Final Numbers:  84/25/82/.318/10

14. Carlos Gonzalez – Member when I said he’d hit the DL before hitting his 27th homer, and then you laughed and I laughed and then I punched you in the mouth?  We had a lot of good times until that sucker punch.  Oh well, live and learn is what I say.  Also, live and learn that CarGo can never stay healthy.  Preseason Rank #6, 2013 Projections:  100/28/102/.307/19, Final Numbers:  72/26/70/.302/21

15. Shin-Soo Choo – I loved Choo in the preseason, then backed off him slightly when Rudy kept whispering in my ear about his splits.  It’s true, Choo (almost stutterer!) is bad vs. same-sided pitchers.  It’s also kinda amazing how meticulous he is about getting nearly the same stats every year while not hitting lefties.  He hit zero homers and .215 vs. lefties this year.  The year before he hit 2 homers and .199.  This only seems to be a problem if someone gets smart and benches him vs. lefties because then his counting stats would go out the window.  Don’t worry, no one’s getting smart, Dusty is managing– Wait a second, someone might get smart after all.  Preseason Rank #14, 2013 Projections:  108/23/79/.296/20, Final Numbers: 107/21/54/.285/20

16. Michael Cuddyer – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen post.

17. Mark Trumbo – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen post.

18. Coco Crisp – Career high fly ball rate, career high homers per fly ball and career low in ground ball rate for Coco this year, which is, brucely, odd.  He started swinging for the fences in a home ballpark that’s not conducive to that.  More like Loco Crisp!  See what I did there?  I’m sure we’re going to look back on 2013 for Crisp and see it as an anomaly that can be summarized by Michael Lewis in 45,000 words.  Preseason Rank #61, 2013 Projections:  68/8/44/.272/35, Final Numbers: 93/22/66/.261/21

19. Justin Upton – If you traded for Upton on or after May 1st, you had a whole different experience owning him.  Overall, I can’t say he was miserable.  Whether he was hot or not was all over the map like a blind cartographer (“Um, Francoise, that’s not your lobster bib.  That’s your shirt.”  That’s the blind cartographer’s assistant.).  Mostly, he contained his stat-producing to months that started with the letter A.  In April and August combined, he had 20 homers and 4 steals.  I’m sure the Braves were hoping for a better Actober.  Preseason Rank #5, 2013 Projections:  100/28/104/.284/19, Final Numbers: 94/27/70/.263/8

20. Torii Hunter – If you would’ve showed me Hunter’s year-end stats in March, I would’ve said that’s a solid year for a fantasy number three outfielder.  Offense is in dire straits and I have a blister on my little finger and my thumb from typing that so many times.  Preseason Rank #35, 2013 Projections:  87/20/78/.260/8, Final Numbers: 90/17/84/.304/3

323 Responses

  1. J-FOH says:
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    If you last played in 2008 and decided to give it another shot this year then you probably did well with an outfield of soriano, hunter and crisp.

    Is there going to be a top 40 list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Yeah, there will be a top 40… That’s true about 2008, didn’t even think about that… That’s an old-uncle-who-doesn’t-know-what-he’s-doing-but-decided-to-fill-out-his-nephew’s-league-by-playing-fantasy outfield…

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: my creepy uncle who always wears cutoffs but isn’t a never nude won me my league!…..His hugs make me uncomfortable

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I had to draft while sitting on his lap though…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Uncle, why do you always have roles of quarters in your pocket

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! “I’m just happy you drafted Paul Goldschmidt.”

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Dickey, Wang, BJ…uh Uncle why do you want me to get all these guys?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  “Quiet, Young Hate, just do as Uncle Hate asks… And get another catcher. Uncle Hate likes being on top. Wait, what?”

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: “Sorry, why do you have a picture of Brooke on your computer’s desktop?”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Do you like your uncle’s muffin top?”

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: why do we go on these inappropriate journeys all the time?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s our wont.

                    • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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                      Well,this escalated quickly…

  2. TheNewGuy says:
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    What the frig was Verlander doing this year?? He’s looked good as ever in the playoffs, and im not sure it was just the A’s who made him look good. His stuff is still nasty, his owners this year must want to kill him (luckily im not one).

    Surely a bigtime bounceback candidate. Do you think he could drop to say the 3-4th round? If so he must be a value pick there surely (and dont call me Shirley).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I don’t see why you would draft a starter that early, your first starter, and a guy that could give you problems…

  3. TheNewGuy says:
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    Always love these comparisons though, great to see a site willing to make predictions and then show the final results, and explain reasons for it. You are right more often than not though, maybe we’ll call you proffessor Grey(lawney).

  4. TheNewGuy says:
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    *Pictures Billy Beane wearing only underpants halfway driving halfway across the continent to the middle of nowhere, listening to his daughter sing on his stereo whilst contemplating finally accepting that Red Sox offer*

    Underpants part not necessarily true.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: He was hitting the weights hard last night

  5. Dave says:
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    Choo still managed a .347 OBP vs lefties and as a leadoff man his job is to get on base as opposed to drive in runs… Does that OBP compare unfavorably enough to your standard 4th outfielder to risk a disgruntled Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Disgruntled? I don’t understand your question…

  6. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    How low are we selling Kemp in dynasty leagues:

    Low, Lower, Lowest, keep him and pray, drop him

  7. Gareth says:
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    So much for year of the Underdog.

    Also – J-FOH, When I mentioned the Dodgers last night as part of my “Red Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals – Blech” statement, I was just making a point about Big Market teams.

    All 4 teams left in the Postseason have Pockets bigger than Miley Cyrus’s Ego and its kinda sad. Out of the 4 Ieft I’d root for the Dodgers but in all honestly I really don’t care.

    But Boy did that Weird Salary Dump thing work out for both the Red Sox and Dodgers. When you can acquire a Get out of Jail Free Card then Re’-stock in Free Agency or can eat money and take on bad contracts without ruining your franchise it sure makes things easier……….

    • btd says:
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      @Gareth: Agree with the big market aversion… I was hoping to see the A’s and Rays make a run in the AL. And was pulling for the Pirates in the NL. Though I was pulling for the Braves. But that’s because beyond Kershaw, the Dodgers are a bunch of #@&%$! I’m now on the Cards/Tigers wagon again.

      • Gregorius Chant says:
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        @Grey: @btd: Totally was with you on the four teams I wanted in the ALCS and NLCS. That is the life of a cubs fan, anybody you root for loses. I think I am going to root for the Cardinals just to jinx them. Um, no I just can’t do that…C’mon Dodgers and the Tigers, with the Tigers taking the WS. With that being said, it will probably be a Cardinals v. Red Sox series with St. Louis taking the crown. Whatever, c’mon 2015 when the Cubs win the world series (per Back to the Future)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gray’s Sports Almanac knows best…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Yeah, it would’ve been nice to see an underdog or two in there, but hopefully we still get some good games…

    • Jimbo says:
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      @Gareth:

      Wahhhh the poor insignificant cities with small populations aren’t in the championship series.

      • gareth says:
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        @Jimbo: its not a city or population thing at all.

        Its a case of rooting for the underdog who has put together a championship caliber ballclub by Assembling a 25 man TEAM of productive players against the odds. The majority of the players on the roster most casual fans will have never heard of. They succeed by using savvy, smarts and limited resources in divisions with other teams that have mega payrolls and “do you know who i am?” Its All about me Mentalities.

        I root for these teams. Deal with it.

  8. George says:
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    Can’t to see what an outfield of Ryan Braun – Austin Jackson – Josh Hamilton – Wil Myers – Avisail Garcia – Billy Hamilton and Oscar Taveras is going to produce next year.

    Same goes for my other keeper league outfield of Christian Yelich – Mike Stanton – Austin Jackson and whomever I draft…..

    Next years’ final season rankings will be quite different than this years. With that said – Jayson Werth was money this year and hopefully his draft price doesn’t go through the roof in next years’ draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @George: Braun and Hamilton doesn’t sound great… Yelich and Jackson could be okay, think you’re overestimating them a bit…

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @George:

      It won’t look all that much different at the top: Trout’s the fairy tale prince of fantasy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Nope, not shallow at all… She is hot…

    • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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      @Gareth: DAYUMMMMMMMMMMM… (Smokey voice)

    • JoeC says:
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      @Gareth: I’ll give you a Benjamin (note, that means a $100 bill, not the other thing) if that nose of hers wasn’t sculpted by one of the better plastic surgeons in the LA Basin.

      She does have some nice veins though.

  9. Carnac says:
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    Catcher: Wilson Ramos (27 in August), Jason Castro, Buster Posey, Evan Gattis (28 in late August)
    1B: Goldschmidt (27 in September), Ike Davis, Juan Francisco, Brett Wallace (28 in August)
    2B: Jason Kipnis, Gordon Beckham (28 in September)
    3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pablo Sandoval (28 in August)
    SS: Brandon Crawford, Everth Cabrera
    OF: Peter Bourjos, Michael Brantley, Dom Brown (27 in September), Jay Bruce, Austin Jackson, Logan Morrison (27 in late August), Justin Upton (27 in late August), Kyle Blanks (28 in September), Desmond Jennings, Andrew McCutchen

    • Carnac says:
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      ^Guys who will be 27 next season. (Caveats in parentheses.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: I think you’d do solid if you did nothing else on one team but drafted a team of those guys…

      • Carnac says:
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        Little known fact: the Hebrew phrase “never again” is not in reference to the Holocaust but owning Ike Davis.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Pablo doesn’t count. With all the weight he carries around his age 27 year was 2009, so that makes him a 32 year old player in 2014!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Actually, I would buy that argument… Tend to agree…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: big men like myself no our plight

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @J-FOH: *know

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I could sit in your pocket… I’m more of a Sparky Anklebiter…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I knew it. Are we talking i could throw you on my shoulder and we can be master blaster from mad max beyond thunderdome for Halloween small? I would fit in with Matt Adams and Billy Butler….just better looking. Funny side note, I have a buddy from college that looks like Matt Adams stunt double.

                    Side note part two, the tina turner song for your moms dance, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57lnRz3lwpE

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s gotta be Matt Adams for faux autograph signings… I’m trying to get down to 140 for the wedding, that’s probably one of your arms… Btw, just bought Twinkie vape, it’s wonderful…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I was 140 in the 7th grade

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHA… BTW, the Drake album is great, though I know you don’t love him…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Drake shmake……what about Pusha T

                    I was 5’10 170 at age 13

                    did you like my Tina Turner suggestion?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We Don’t Need Another Hero? I don’t know if it works for my mom and I, guess compared to Private Dancer anything is better…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pusha T is growing on me, much slower so far… I only love one song so far, Let Me Love You with Kelly Rowland…

  10. Gareth says:
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    Here’s my Obligatory third Post.

    I feel I HAVE to do this Now. I have a name to Uphold!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Whew, I was worried about you for a second…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: doesn’t count, it has to be three back to back to back, try again G3, you’re slippin.

  11. btd says:
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    I’ve had this love/hate thing with Coco over the last few years. And this is the year that I had nothing to do with him…

    And I assume Dom Brown and Craig Allen were honorable mentions…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @btd: Allen Craig was in the 1st basemen post and him and Brown will be in the top 40 OFs that comes on Monday

  12. Wake Up says:
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    I love the assumption that us pathetic commentors are just dying to track youse down at your Vegas BP…been there, peed on the girl from a walk bridge, fell in the Bellagio fountain, had the unprotected sex with the Crazy Horse stripper (for free), woke up with the head-floating-on-a-string with the turtle head that wouldn’t stay in its shell til I could make it to sit down, and I already clearly told you, “Don’t do it”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Did you forgot about the kidney transplant you performed? On that rabbit… Also free of charge…

  13. Oz says:
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    Mike Trout wasn’t #1?? I didn’t know Davis was OF eligible. This is some sacrilege Grey. Don’t offend my religion like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Yup, that’s me

  14. Gareth says:
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    I just discovered that Nick Offerman is a Professional Carpenter. Hmm. Harrison Ford was a Carpenter before “Han Solo” changed his career path. Jesus’s Dad was a Carpenter. Karen was a Carpenter.

    Maybe I should have payed more attention in Woodwork Class………….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Wasn’t Jesus himself a carpenter?

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: part time. He made a cross once. Oooooh – too soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  15. papasmurf says:
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    Funny to think that I drafted Soriano late and he was actually pretty good overall. Doesn’t feel like it was such a great year though cuz he started off useless and when he started hitting my team was already done.

    No one even wanted to trade for him cuz everyone was skeptical he could keep it up.

    Well I guess the highlight of the smurfs this year was giving Soriano his last hurrah…

    Joy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty good? Wow, you’re tough on him…

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: My league counts OBP so although the counting numbers were good, his weak BA and OBP didn’t help.

        In fact my team BA and OBP were bottom scraping.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  16. Gareth says:
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    Which brings me to my Baseball point of why Matt CARPENTER was so Awesome this year.

  17. FMFBL says:
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    You think Crush reverts back to a .260 30HR guy again next year or is 2013 not going to be that extreme of an outlier when you look back at his career?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, I do

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Bautista? How soon we forget. Even in his slide in Aug Sept this year he was on a 45 homer pace annualized over those months. His BABIP the last two years have been .336 and .335, which is exactly his career average. The one year he hit sub-.200 in part time he BABIPed .275. His K rate seems to have stabilized at right around 30%. Even if his HR/FB rate and FB% regress to career averages, he still looks like a 40+ homer guy over a full season. He hit 33 in 139 games in 2012 and the bulk of them came in Aug/Sept when he figured it out. Very similar story to Bautista. I could see him hitting between .260 and .270 with upside/downside from there just based on luck. But he really, really, really looks like a 40+ home run guy for the near future.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, totally agree with everything you said…

  18. The Dude says:
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    If age is something we Fantasy Baseballers are supposed to pay attention to, how about adding it to the Razzball player pages (or birth date)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can talk to Rudy about it… We pay for stats and can’t afford pictures, so I’ll see if birth dates are doable, not even sure…

      • birth dates – what are we going to be giving out birthday shout-outs? Did we suddenly get sponsored by Smuckers?

        it’s probably something we can get – will consider it for future updates…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Rudy!

  19. Shake N Bacon says:
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    IF Giancarlo and Harper aren’t in the top 10 OF list this time next year, I’m going to walk into oncoming traffic. My keeper league team was looking so good this year…was

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  20. Swagger Jackers says:
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    Is it bad that I won’t touch 8 of the guys in the post in drafts next year? I can’t get behind guys like Rios, Pence or even the OBP turd Trumbo.

    Unrelated to outfielders but I wonder how much money people will throw at Pujols in auction leagues next year. He seems like a guy you could scoop up for a decent price except the casual managers probably still think he’s a stud on name recognition alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy and I talked about Pujols a bit on the podcast yesterday… If he comes at a decent price, I could see him doing okay…

      • Swagger Jackers says:
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        @Grey: I noticed that in the podcast. 30 bombs and good counting stats caught my attention for sure. Now I just have to hope there is enough shine off to get the right price.

        Oh, and something tells me it would be frustrating to own ANY Hamiltons next season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that might be true on Josh Hamilton…

  21. costaricanchata says:
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    yesterday , after the A ‘s were eliminated ,
    i posted the concept of felix culpa ,
    referencing the hopes that , next year ,
    the A ‘s would come back better and stronger .

    after some consideration , perhaps the term is better applied
    to the detroit tigers , with the hope that should they
    win it all , perhaps , the looters will torch all those
    vacant buildings thereby saving the city of detroit
    the demolition costs and deny the banks the middle-man cut
    they’re looking forward to from refinancing , ultimately .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  22. gareth says:
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    Do you ever feel a fart coming that is borderline but let it come anyway as you think its safe? Wrong! Its a wet fart and you have just soiled your underwear.

    Josh Hamilton’s season in a nutshell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: on second thoughts, maybe the analogy fits pujols better……….

  23. gareth says:
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    How do you think the PED guys (like cruz, e-cab) will be approached in next years draft?

    It seems coming off a suspension didnt affect Melky Cabrera too much this year (he was awesome!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think any of the PEDs guys will be any different then they were this year… They’ll just get injured instead of suspended

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: with shortstop being thin, everth may be worth getting in the mid rounds if he still there in the draft. You’re right about injuries though. I don’t trust Cruz at all. He was injury prone BEFORE the suspension…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, and I don’t trust Everth to hit .250

  24. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Bruce Holiday blurbs have a familiar ring.

    Well another A’s season in the books. I prefer them in June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  25. gareth says:
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    My condolences oaktown steve. The tigers OWNED my indians this year. Your guys put up a helluva fight.

  26. gareth says:
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    There was a parallel too in regards to pitching choices for both ballclubs.

    Indians: salazar or kluber.

    A’s: colon or gray.

    As a fan you can second guess these things but when your team faces an in form cobb or a verlander, there’s not much you can do.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @gareth:

      Second guessing the pitching is a nice parlor game for the day after, but as Ms. Oaktown and I always say, you lose a high percentage of the games in which you score zero runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, experience won out…

  27. gareth says:
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    May the indians and A’s meet in October next year………

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: in Cabo?

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-FOH: Dah! Hope Gareth doesn’t see it…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: he doesn’t like American Football….damn euro’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  28. gareth says:
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    It should be called handball. The European name makes more sense.

    I got to cleveland in 2007. If I ever was to become swept up in the sport and become an actual American football fan, the Browns (and their 35 different quarterbacks since then) made sure this was not to be the case.

    The words “sucking” and “to another level” spring to mind.

    Cleveland is still very much a diehard football town inspite of this, and it is very difficult to avoid the colors brown and orange any day of the year here. And now its football season. “Sigh.”

    If you want a funny image – picture me trying to sell football equipment to a high school kid.
    My first job when I got to the states was at dicks sporting goods. I had NO football (or baseball for that matter) knowledge whatsoever. Needless to say I got more than a few quizzical looks. I wasn’t there long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is pretty funny… Not as funny as if you first worked at Dick’s Last Resort…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: I just found it amazing that every time I told an American “I work at dicks” they didn’t giggle like schoolgirl.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re sophisticated!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Grey: @gareth: As the great Greg Giraldo once joked, “If you couldn’t get drunk and paint yourself orange and brown every sunday, you might realize, ‘Shit, I live in Cleveland. How the fuck did this happen?’”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: If you ever get a chance to hear his “Midlife Vices” album…fucking hysterical

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’ll have to check it out… I’m not familiar with his work, other than knowing he’s dead and Last Comic Standing…

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: I had never heard of him. I’m not a big stand up comedian guy and I don’t watch those roasts. But someone handed it to me and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to it…and I laugh EVERY TIME.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I don’t like stand up either… I have Richard Pryor’s Are You Serious album and I used to love listening to it, but after that, don’t think I’ve ever really listened to a comedy album…

              • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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                @Cram It: “yoo monicaa… You got aids yoo!” Haha imma have to watch the rest later.. i really dont like that guy usually but ive only seen him on those roasts.. hes usually not too funny there..

  29. Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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    Listened to the podcast finally… Was pretty entertaining.. But there was something missing! My name is grey… I chill by the bay… Parlay and drink daqa-rays!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t drop one rhyme, did I? Well, that means I dropped the ball…

      • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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        @Grey: you didnt! I will now give jack ideas on how to roofie you when he parachutes into your wedding….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jack Full Of Wedding Crashing Ideas?

          • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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            @Grey: Jack Full of Ninja!

            “Oh shizz, Grey went all out and had Bubba Sparx parachute down into the chapel yo!”

            “Wait, who the f*ck is this guy!?”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Booty booty booty booty booty booty booty rock it very well!

  30. J-FOH says:
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    Twinkie flavor, sounds good. Did they have the Orange Cupcake flavor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, not sure… They also had Butterfinger, but I didn’t like it… Chocolate just doesn’t translate well from what I’ve tried…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: amen to that. I have had one peanut butter cup flavor that was passable. I know you disagree, but i love my tobacco flavors lately. The apple pipe tobacco and caramel tobacco help my cravings. I had cigarettes over the summer. Damn baby’s mama keeps them around the house

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh no! Really? Damn…. I haven’t even wanted one, actually the opposite, have hated the smell of them…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I really love my apple pipe tobacco and my Caramel Tobacco called Jon Wayne. It’s by uncle junks, the cool thing is its a subtle tobacco, more buttery caramel.

            I drink in bars that still allow smoking, I’m only human yo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s cause you’re vaping tobacco flavors, it’s keeping you hooked on the flavor… Go with some honeydew and watermelon shizz…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: naw, i ccraved it more when I didn’t have the flavors and since it tastes nothing like real tobacco or anything I smoked then it’s ok for me. C’mon I smoke a vape pipe

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, that’s true…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: just did my second webcast with Guru and the Razzball crew. It gets easier every time.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice! I never got a chance to listen to the first, I’ll try for the 2nd…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’m better for half the first and half of the second

                    • matt says:
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                      @J-FOH: check out backwoods brew juice. The malty is awesome. I like the rich smokey bacca flavors also. They have good sweet flavors too. Reasonably priced also. Good mom & pop owned company. Shipping is fast 2-3 days and its always made to order.

  31. SteveNZ says:
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    If you can’t get the pitcher out, you kinda deserve whatever comes next as a result I’m afraid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Carpenter being 0-18 and looking over-matched and then drawing that walk – that’s one of those little things the Cards do so well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, they seem like they’re touched by an angel, the angel of Dave Duncan the way Joe Kelly gets through so much of the game with such little stuff…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: First time I’ve seen Carlos Martinez. Crikey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, all of the Cards relievers are that good… Even Choate…

  32. JoeC says:
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    Soriano “Preseason Rank: #1″? I don’t remember that. :)

    But then I probably sniff too much glue.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JoeC: In 1999?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, typo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC: Fixed

  33. J-FOH says:
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    Did anyone else think Molina never tagged Ellis? He hit him with his shoulder but never got the glove on him…..I’ve been drinking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never tagged him… I feel good about Axford vs Puig here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or not

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: If you steal second and collide with the SS while he’s holding the ball but never tags you, are you out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, unwritten rules…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: to quote Crash Davis, “that’s a cocksucking call!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Was kidding hoping this game would end so I can watch Shark Tank…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I wish it would end so I can go have some beers, the ump is giving the Cardinals the Verlander special

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ugh, stupid Descalso

  34. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    want me to root for the dodgers ?
    (teeter-totter question) .

    • J-FOH says:
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      @costaricanchata: if the Dodgers play on then we get Vin Scully on the radio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        done .

  35. SteveNZ says:
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    Puig wasn’t actually trying to suggest he caught that was he?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: Crafty Cubans

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Usually just rafty Cubans…

        • Pardon Me Madam, But Your Mipples Are Leaking says:
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          @Grey: ha! Nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But how about his arm to first… Jesus…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I don’t get why everyone hates him so much, he’s like the Cuban Kobe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do people hate him?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: every stadium boos him in the playoffs and a lot in the regular season. They cheer extra loud when he makes an out. Turn off the new drake and turn up the volume Albright!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Gotcha… I thought he was the latest sensation…

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: it looked like he did, and why not, with the lack of replays. This ain’t stoic philosophy, where living good and being honest are the way, this here is about winning. In the TB-TEX play in game there was one of those that went TEX’s way due to having no replay.

                • matt says:
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                  @goodfold2: is he worth keeping over fielder?

  36. costaricanchata says:
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    cut the shizz , tbs , with the useless stat :
    matt adams … 3 for 6 with 2 xbh in extra innings .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      geez … i guess that makes him 3 for 7 now .

      and what happens to those stats next year ?
      do you just forget about them ??
      i can suggest a place that you might store them ,
      for future reference .

  37. costaricanchata says:
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    feels like this game is more apt to end on a defensive miscue ,
    rather than a pitcher’s mistake .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably true

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        well ,
        that bb certainly made things more difficult .

  38. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, kenley has to put the ball there due to so many low out of zone balls. if cardinals are winning with kelly vs greinke LAD are screwed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a good way for the Dodgers to start things

  39. costaricanchata says:
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    oops .
    sorry .
    beltran coming up big , this post-season .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: his lifetime OPS in playoffs is better than ruth’s, so yeah.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @costaricanchata: Yeah, and a decent piece of hitting there. Cutter down in the zone and he got it. Maybe a little too much inside if you’re nitpicking but still a pretty good pitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every postseason… Except against Wainwright

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Wonder if Wainwright ever throws him that big curve in BP. That would be funny.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: that at bat cost me a lot of money. And since I was in a st.louis bar had it gone the other way, one of my idiot friends (all of them really drunk) would’ve blurted out that “this guy bet on the METS!” which would have likely gotten me lynched, as there were around 8 completely nutty, extremely drunk dudes at end of bar who had been yelling F THE METS! for many hours. The same type of guys who since they didn’t know me would’ve completely treated me like SF-LAD fans do to each other. Would’ve been like Hells Angels vs Thompson.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: of course from a fan perspective it was really cool.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe, yup

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Seen The Book Of Manning doco on ESPN?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, any good?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Haven’t watched it all, but I’m really enjoying it. Some great home movie footage. Mind you, I’m a bit of a sucker for anything about big-time pro sportspeople that reveals them to be pretty normal – beyond their prodigious talent of course.

                Interestingly, my wife – who couldn’t really give a shit about the NFL – is really enjoying it too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cougs would love it… She’s from Indiana, still a big Peyton fan… Did you see my comment the other day that Gravity was amazing?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, I did. I think it might be out here. Think we had a space shuttle astronaut here for the launch or some such.

                    You enjoyed it, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It was amazing… Actually worth seeing in 3-D and I think your kids would enjoy it too… Was kind of a masterpiece…

  40. costaricanchata says:
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    back to the american league :
    i want to see the sawx let dempster pitch to peralta .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m rooting for the Tigers…As anyone would be outside of New England…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        dempster’s the enforcer .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of all that is wrong with Dempster?

  41. J-FOH says:
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    would a prayer circle for a consistent strike zone today be out of the question? Between the A’s series and last night’s debacle I can’t handle this, game should of never gone 13 if they would of been consistent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, Wilson definitely was shafted…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Greinjke got squeezed and had to throw too many pitches

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s true too… I just found the best gift for my wedding party… Google biggie or tupac tshirts by Hype With Nothing…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re all kinda the bomb… That is a good one…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: The Ali one, for me.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @SteveNZ: I’m not an Ali fan, I thought he was kinda a dick

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I really like them all… They’re effin’ expensive too…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, Hype certainly means *something* when it’s time to pay for them.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I went to this trendy store in LA (Kitson) and they had them for $80 a pop and I was like, that’s ridiculous… But with shipping from France, it’s actually not too far off from their actual price…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: really makes a statement

  42. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Yo Grey! I know you’re onto outfielders up in hur but something hit me while I was reading about Machado’s knee surgery last night.

    Out of pure love, I stuck with Manny until the Finals, when he tore his knee up. That means I somehow got there with a 3B who had 14 HR, 71 RBI and a .283 AVG. That’s outlandish!

    As far as OFs, CarGom has got The Stuff. Another big year coming in 2014!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Outlandish, indeed! But compared to other 3rd basemen he wasn’t terrible…just not amazing… Maybe on CarGom but I don’t think I’ll be in on him to find out…

  43. Long Bawls says:
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    More fantasy than fantasy baseball, but anything Lizzy Caplan is in is good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Except my friend’s movie… I won’t say the name…

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: I think I know the one.

  44. J-FOH says:
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    Hanley done for the series, Ethier has trouble walking, Kemp’s a big pussy…not our year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley done? What happened?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: bruised ribs from when Kelly drilled him in the ribs last night…I say knock f**king Ricky from my so called life’s teeth out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I say the same… This might be nuts, but is it me or are all calls going the Cards’ way?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: thats the way it looks….you’re being a smartass aren’t you?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope, I seriously think there was a bunch of questionable calls all going for the Cards…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: @Grey: thats about as close to an internet hug that I have ever seen from you….Thanks i feel better

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, no problem

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I need to go drink this one off

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hear ya

  45. J-FOH says:
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    Vanilla Ice goes Amish? I strangely want to watch that show

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It’s on tonight at 7 on the DIY channel. I just checked and he’s all over the channel. I’m flipping between games and him doing home improvement on the Vanilla Ice Project

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not good being on the wrong side of two winnable games…

  46. goodfold2 says:
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    puig seriously doesn’t understand even what he was swinging at on that very important K. Just don’t swing and game’s tied.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s how he does… He’s a hacker…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i could understand a real all out swing, but he just stuck his bat out before he even had any clue where he was going to swing. Not really a swing at all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was fooled, yeah…

  47. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, didn’t even twig that there was a game on! Highlights suggesting that batters have been dealing with the ball coming out of the light, into shadow and back into light again. Offense thus far suggests it’s been a factor…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: there’s only a run due to ellis simply dropping a routine stike ball, moving a guy from 2nd to 3rd with no outs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And the umpires seem like a factor too… And damn good pitching…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: how that was called a wild pitch is beyond me. how is a strike a wild pitch. ellis is the mvp of this game, for the cardinals, or maybe puig for half swinging with 1 out to K with the bases loaded in a 1 run deficit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  48. SteveNZ says:
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    We need an alternative to all this towel-waving.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i hear pittsburgh is nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Better than the tomahawk chop, I suppose… Or thundersticks…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oh, too true. Maybe the ol’ roof-raising followed by some ‘Whomp, there it is’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d appreciate that

  49. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes. Our boy is all over the shop, all of a sudden.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And here’s C-Mart on cue

  50. goodfold2 says:
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    siegrist not ready for playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They just have so many bullpen arms to go to

  51. goodfold2 says:
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    why did kershaw get yanked after 72 pitches? mattingly is fucking up. yesterday takes out a-gon after 7, and now this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over managing…

  52. goodfold2 says:
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    carmart finally looking consistently good, almost as if he waited till he had no chance of starting, AND the games started to matter before looking good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy unhittable he now looks

  53. Slappy says:
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    Grey, for an early word, I’m in a 7 player keeper. Out of this pool, which 7:

    VMart
    Kendrys
    Altuve
    Headley
    Reyes
    Crawford
    A. Jones
    Puig
    CarGo
    Choo

    Darvish
    JoFer
    Jansen

    I was thinking A. Jones, CarGo, Choo, Puig, Darvish, JoFer and Jansen (I know the whole SAGNOF meme but Jansen is in there for the K and K/9).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes over Jansen, but could see it the other way if you really want to go with Jansen…

      • Slappy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. That was actually my original, original thought as well.

        By the way, these keeper leagues aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Liked the dynasty leagues better.

        Oh, for one more, well, two more, since you gave Josh Hamilton the review that he so richly deserved, I’ve got another keeper team and we get to keep 2. Was Cano and Hamilton for this year. I have Wright as well. Surely keep Wright over Hamilton, yes? And perhaps better yet, keep neither and just go with a pick in that spot?

        And perhaps I have that weakness for the elite closer because my one other keeper is 3 players, up to 2 batters and 1 pitcher. Was one of my 2nd place teams (another 2nd place team was the one I asked you about). Anyway, my 2 batters are Trout and McCutch. I also kept Kimbrel for this past season. The roster now is:

        Wieters
        Freeman
        Hill
        Sandoval
        Simmons
        Trout
        McCutch
        Bruce
        Holliday
        Upton
        Kendrys
        Seager

        JoFer
        Iwakuma
        Moore
        Burnett
        Ryu
        Anibal
        Fister
        Kimbrel
        Jansen
        Brothers
        Grilli

        Was head to head, or else I’d probably have run away with the league. So my question is, with only 2 batters, would be Trout for certain and then McCutch? And if not Kimbrel, then which of Moore or JoFer? I wouldn’t be asking the question if JoFer wasn’t pitching for the Marlins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wright… Trout, McCutchen and Jo-Fer

  54. Gregorious Chant says:
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    Wow that’s gotta suck for Anibal getting taken out during a no-hitter in the playoffs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  55. Gregorious Chant says:
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    I know his pitch count was high and it had to be done, but still…

  56. J-FOH says:
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    Have you gone to that Mexican place I posted. Xyta? Take the cougs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She’s away this weekend on her bachelorette then I’m on mine… Gonna have to be later in November now, but I plan it… Looks delicious…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: single Grey weekend…..someone had to watch the dog huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly… Freakin’ dog has woke me up at 7:30 each morning…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Dog Cage!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh I have one but I can’t sleep through whimpering…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Grey’s a softee. he sleeps with you doesn’t he?

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                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe… He did the first night… It was so cute!

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                  Grey says:
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                  I had to put the kibosh on that though, he’d start licking himself in the middle of the night…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: That’s what she said.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: I was going to say the same about the whimpering comment above…

                    Oh – and a 7.30 sleep-in? That’s luxury where I come from.

                    • Grey

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                      Ha…I hear ya, but this was my weekend to relax… Ted had me up 6 hours after I went to sleep… I need cucumbers under my eyes now… He is a good boy though, kinda love dogs more than people…

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                    @Grey: I have that problem with mine, need some of that ZaaaQuill.

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                      Grey says:
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                      Ted needs non-stop exercise… Never seen a dog like this…. Somehow I have an athletic dog and I’m so far from athletic…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, being woken up in the night is not on.

                    What kind of dog is he?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mutt… Some kind of terrier

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                    @Grey: @Grey: he pushes you to be better

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s like he’s Dorothy from Jerry Maguire

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I got a mutt too, best kind of dogs

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, this is my 2nd mutt… Can’t beat em… I mean, I have thought about it, but can’t…

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                    @Grey: I’ve only had mutts since birth and they all look really similar

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                      Grey says:
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                      I linked to a picture of Ted at one point during the year… He had herpes at the time…

  57. matt says:
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    Wacha being a steal next year is done! Especially since he’s became Mr automatic 1 hitter (no hitter) every post season start! I’m impressed. He’s like a hybrid of Waino & Carpenter except his shizz is a notch better than theirs. Oh well. .. Maybe they’ll get knocked out in 6 and all will be forgotten! :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, probably drafted as a three now, rather than a four or five…

  58. sharpio says:
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    Grey,
    Killer AM radio reference on the Holliday Bruce combo. You just put me in the back of an olds 98 driving the I95 to florida pre FM dominance. You came and you gave without taking….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  59. Dani says:
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    You think Bucholz pitches well tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do…

  60. costaricanchata says:
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    think i’ll jump off your end of the teeter-totter
    and maybe give the dodgers a chance to get back in this one .
    series has an air of braves/twins with the way this one has started .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They could’ve easily won both of the first two games…

  61. SteveNZ says:
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    If you’re looking for a fun and totally-non-taxing read for the honeymoon, I can recommend Rod Stewart’s autobiography. (no sniggering).

    Regardless of what you think about his music (pretty decent in the 70s and early 80s, pretty shit now), he’s a pretty good (and funny) guy.

    Not a bad life he’s led…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the recommendation! I probably will need a book, almost through with Gladwell’s latest… Meh… If you had any inclination…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo mama is so fiscally responsible… HA!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I shipped the bed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Please tell me you saw knicker please?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Huh? What’s that?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: the 4th link is that one.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Nice… So I just fell in a man hole… I hope that’s not a bad omen…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: seriously?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, effin’ knee is killing me… I was walking Ted and texting and not paying attention… I’m suing Beverly Hills!

  62. SteveNZ says:
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    Stupid beards getting their come-uppance. Good job.

    As long as Peralta doesn’t do anything though.

  63. goodfold2 says:
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    it’s funny when announcers tell the truth, at least one of these openly ripping on BOS manager for not taking out Buchholez either after last inning or at the start of this one since his curve is falling high and straight. good stuff. avila is playing like he heard grey’s start of season predictions (or 2 years ago, which ever year he hit and was MVP candidate)

  64. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Papi not so crapi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crazy comeback… Stupid Sawx getting life…

  65. goodfold2 says:
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    didn’t need to throw a pitch down the middle to that guy.

  66. costaricanchata says:
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    a) cabrera should have reached that ball
    b) iglesias should not have thrown that ball
    c)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: i’m guessing there is no c.? what about d. don’t pitch down the middle to ortiz?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @goodfold2:

        ortiz should be drilled in the ribs every time up .

        • J-FOH says:
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          @costaricanchata: not a home run in any other ballpark

  67. Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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    Damn your Trout predictions were savant-like in several categories. I shall ne’er doubt thee

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