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So, how’s everyone holding up without fantasy baseball every day?  I don’t know what to do with myself!  This weekend I wandered into a Starbucks and told the coffeerista about Giancarlo Stanton for 2014.  Then I laughed hysterically for a good twenty minutes until someone asked me to leave.  We’ve gone over the final 2013 fantasy baseball rankings for hitters and the top 20 starters.  There’s no more of these godforsaken recap posts left before we’re into 2014 fantasy baseball.  You’re welcome.  Well, there are Rudy’s recaps of every fantasy sites projections that are coming eventually; I’m guessing they’ll be posted while I’m on my honeymoon.  But I’m not sure, because I’ll be sipping motherf**king daiquiris while contemplating adultery for the first time.  I got lust in my heart like Jimmy Carter!  (That would be the worst rap lyric of all time.)  Anyway, here’s the top 40 starters for 2013 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

21. Julio Teheran – A recurring theme with these starters is I told you to draft a lot of them even if their rankings were much later.  In reality, you could’ve drafted them late too.  You didn’t need to draft The Sheik 21st overall for starters.  He had an impressive season with his obvious peripherals like K and walk rate.  A 8+ K-rate and very low 2 walk rate are going to give you a strong number two fantasy starter at worst, and a number one at best.  He was a tad lucky with his ERA and his WHIP looks slightly deflated because of it.  The Sheik’s year was still nothing to ptooey.  Preseason Rank #91, 2013 Projections: 7-9/4.45/1.40/110, Final Numbers:  14-8/3.20/1.17/170

22. Patrick Corbin – He was unranked in the preseason because I had money on Randall Delgado or Tyler Skaggs making the rotation over him.  Don’t worry about my lost bet, my Cougar didn’t need her mink stole anyway.  I was a bit surprised that Corbin ended the year ranked so high.  Not so much because he had a 4.54 ERA the previous year in 107 IP, but because his 5+ ERA in the 2nd half was real dreck.  Usually real dreck doesn’t play well with other top ranked pitchers.  Just shows you how crazy good his 1st half was (2.35 ERA).  Oh, and, yeah, right around the All-Star break I told you to sell him.  Zadow!  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers: 14-8/3.41/1.17/178

23. James Shields – His rankings, WHIP, strikeouts and wins being nearly identical to my preseason projections don’t entirely do justice to my Mr. Bungling of Shields.  He was ranked in a tier of guys I was avoiding and I didn’t want any part of him.  I did nail his wins, WHIP, ranking and Ks though, huh?  Also, to further blow on my knuckles and wipe them on my shirt, other guys I told you to avoid were CC Sabathia, Cueto, Halladay and R.A. Dickey, so it wasn’t all bad.  Preseason Rank #22, 2013 Projections: 13-10/3.77/1.26/198, Final Numbers:  13-9/3.15/1.24/196

24. Stephen Strasburg – This ranking is less indicative of him having a real off year, but more that wins are completely unpredictable.  Give him 15 wins this year and he’s ranked in the top 15.  I saw very little this year to think he can’t win the Cy Young next year and the year after and the year after…Assuming the Nats don’t shut him down for three months in the middle of the season, hoping to save him for the playoffs they never get to.  Preseason Rank #2, 2013 Projections: 18-6/2.77/1.05/227, Final Numbers: 8-9/3.00/1.05/191

25. Homer Bailey – Here’s what I said in the preseason, “It feels like Bailey has been on the verge of greatest for the last ten years, but it’s only been the last 6 years.  That alone makes him somewhat of a gamble.  But now it’s looking like the Reds might have rushed him originally.  He was a high K, low walk guy once upon a time in the minors.  Then he was a low K, high walk guy in the majors for about five years.  In 2011, he was on the verge with a solid K-rate and a solid walk rate.  There was some thought he hadn’t put it all together, but he followed up 2011 with almost exactly the same peripherals, and now it’s just a matter if he can build on it.   With all of this history, you’d think Bailey was on the wrong side of 30 years old.  He’ll be 27 this year.  It wouldn’t shock me to see him get 19 wins and a 3.50 ERA.  Fo’ really.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I point that out because he finally made good on his promise of being a high K, low walk guy.  If he can continue to bump up his K-rate as it was in the minors, Bailey could make further growth.  Yeah, I’m gonna like him again next year.  Preseason Rank #33, 2013 Projections: 16-9/3.57/1.20/188, Final Numbers:  11-12/3.49/1.12/199

26. Kris Medlen – I didn’t really set out to draft Medlen this year.  If he was there later on than he was going, I would’ve, but he was going too early for my tastes.  If you can remember all the way back to March, some sites had Medlen in their top 20.  I knew there would be some disappointment.  In 2012, Medlen was the hot girl you slept with.  In 2013, he was the next six months of that relationship.  Preseason Rank #25, 2013 Projections: 13-8/3.44/1.18/161, Final Numbers:  15-12/3.11/1.22/157

27. Chris Tillman – He falls into the Teheran theme.  He wasn’t ranked crazy high in the preseason, but I liked him and told you to draft him.  If it wasn’t for his 16 wins, we wouldn’t even be talking about him.  A 3.71 ERA is solid for streams.  I’m sure a lot of people owned him at times.  If you owned him the whole year, it was a deep league.  His peripherals suggest a two steps forward, one step back year.  His K-rate went up nearly a K per inning, but his walk rate went up a half a walk per nine.  And I thought the only players who did a half walk were Billy Butler or Matt Adams.  Preseason Rank #67, 2013 Projections: 9-10/3.87/1.32/142, Final Numbers:  16-7/3.71/1.22/179

28. C.J. Wilson – This guy falls into the same category as Liriano in the top 20 starters, as in I never believed him this year, and when I finally did, it was too late.  Thankfully, I don’t neglect my dandruff as irresponsibly.  I use Head & Shoulders.  Thanks for the endless reminders, C.J.!  Preseason Rank #56, 2013 Projections: 12-8/3.97/1.33/160, Final Numbers:  17-7/3.39/1.34/188

29. Hyun-Jin Ryu – I ranked him about 30 spots higher than 65 at the start of the preseason rankings, but a few things happened:  A) There was talk he wouldn’t make the rotation.  B) Some sites *cough* ESPN *cough* didn’t even rank him so I didn’t feel the need to reach for him.  C) There is no C.  As always, I should’ve trusted my first instinct.  Blink, Gladwell.  Luckily, he really wasn’t even drafted, so if you wanted him, you were able to get him.  Preseason Rank #65, 2013 Projections: 8-6/3.95/1.19/110, Final Numbers: 14-8/3.00/1.20/154

30. A.J. Griffin – Alfredo Jettuccine gave up a league leading 36 homers this year.  Imagine if he would’ve pitched his home games in Coors.  He would’ve challenged the pre-World War II record by Jasper “Toothy” Jennings, who gave up 156 homers in one year.  Toothy, you might remember, was banned from the game after Kenesaw Mountain Landis found teeth marks on his wife’s inner thigh.  Preseason Rank #61, 2013 Projections: 9-11/3.45/1.19/135 in 170 IP, Final Numbers: 14-10/3.83/1.13/171

31. Matt Moore – Whew.  That’s my reaction to getting through a whole season with Moore having an ERA as low as 3.29.  I hate his walk rate (4.55) and I don’t want any Moore.  Preseason #16, 2013 Projections: 15-9/3.19/1.23/225, Final Numbers:  17-4/3.29/1.30/143

32. Clay Buchholz – I’m sure if he would’ve pitched more than 108 1/3 innings his ERA wouldn’t have stayed so tidy.  I’m sure because I have a crystal ball.  Preseason Rank #104, 2013 Projections: 12-8/4.02/1.31/138, Final Numbers: 12-1/1.74/1.02/96

33. A.J. Burnett – You been staying up at night wondering where Apricot Juice Burnett will be ranked next year?  Assuming he doesn’t retire, which I doubt he does, then he’ll be ranked just about the same spot where he was ranked this preseason.  As long as he gets Ks like he gets tattoos, he will be ranked right around 40 overall.  Preseason #37, 2013 Projections: 13-11/3.67/1.25/184, Final Numbers:  10-11/3.30/1.21/209

34. Justin Verlander – He killed teams this year.  Not so much because he was dreadful like, say, Sabathia, but because you expected a lot more from Verlander.  If you drafted him (which I wouldn’t have advised), you needed a high 2-something ERA to balance your pitching staff.  Or a low 1-something WHIP.  Instead, he gave you a solid Yovani season.  That’s so JV, JV.  Preseason Rank #1, 2013 Projections: 20-7/2.71/1.03/234, Final Numbers: 13-12/3.67/1.31/217

35. Ubaldo Jimenez – Back to the old credo I just made up in the past week, there’s so much pitching.  Here’s an example.  A guy like Ubaldo, who finished in the top 40 starters for all of fantasy baseball, I was able to stream all through the 2nd half of the season.  Why would you own a lot of pitchers for the whole year if you can stream a guy that had a 1.82 ERA in the 2nd half?  Rhetorical!  Preseason Rank #106, 2013 Projections: 10-14/4.42/1.45/140, Final Numbers:  13-9/3.30/1.33/194

36. Gio Gonzalez – Unlike Verlander, Gio didn’t kill you.  He didn’t necessarily make it easier on you, but, with a few more wins, he would’ve ranked a lot higher and you can’t count on wins anyway.  Throw in a middle reliever for five wins and decent ratios and Gio was just fine.  Yeah, I’m making excuses for him.  So what?  Preseason Rank #10, 2013 Projections: 17-10/3.29/1.16/207, Final Numbers:  11-8/3.36/1.25/192

37. Lance Lynn – For about two-thirds of the season, he was doing dirt like it was Earth Day, Pusha T, so his ranking here surprised me.  This ranking is definitely being buoyed by Ks and wins.  His ratios were the new blech.  Preseason Rank #48, 2013 Projections: 12-7/3.94/1.34/182, Final Numbers:  15-10/3.97/1.31/198

38. David Price – It’s time for no one’s favorite game, “How did Grey’s trade of Manny Machado for David Price work out?”  On my team, Machado had 25/5/22/.306/4 in 147 ABs and Price had 7 wins/2.82/1.00/91 in 118 IP.  For the other guy, Machado had 63/9/49/.277/2 in 520 ABs and Price had 1 win/4.78/1.39/48 in 52 2/3 IP.  I also traded him Glen Perkins, but SAGNOF on that and I just picked up five other closers.  All and all, I get a small booya.  Preseason Rank #3, 2013 Projections: 16-8/2.90/1.09/210, Final Numbers: 10-8/3.33/1.10/151

39. Alex Cobb – I’ll just say that I love me some Tampa Bay Peach and have already gone over my Alex Cobb 2014 fantasy.  I wrote it while holding Pop Rocks in my mouth.  Preseason Rank #68, 2013 Projections: 10-8/3.86/1.30/147, Final Numbers:  11-3/2.76/1.15/134

40. Jon Lester – He ended up as a poor man’s Lance Lynn, also being buoyed by Ks and wins.  At least none of his fantasy owners caused anyone to catch charges by screaming they wanted, “Mo’ Lester!”  Preseason Rank #29, 2013 Projections: 14-9/3.78/1.28/186, Final Numbers:  15-8/3.75/1.29/177

85 Responses

  1. J-FOH says:
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    I traded Corbin and C. Davis for Kershaw and Mipples. Yeah that team finished top ten in the RCL. That ain’t no humble brag, that’s a straight up brag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Pretty nice trade there, JFOH…

  2. David Reynolds says:
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    @Grey, @Razzball writers & @Razzball community
    Last week, I posted the first 31 picks of a mock draft over at couchmanagers.com Here is a link to that if you missed it or would like to see it again.
    http://razzball.com/razzball-podcast-one-hand-fantasy-awards-real-players/#comments
    I wanted to have an update on the mock draft to this point.

    Round 3
    32.) Jose Bautista(OF)
    33.) Jose Reyes(SS)
    34.) Matt Holiday(OF)
    35.) Alex Rios(OF)
    36.) Yu Darvish(SP)
    Round 4
    37.) Shin-Soo Choo(OF)
    38.) Yasiel Puig(OF)
    39.) Matt Carpenter(2B)
    40.) Adam Wainwright(SP)
    41.) Buster Posey(C)
    42.) Max Scherzer(SP)
    43.) Ian Kinsler(2B)
    44.) Josh Donaldson(3B)
    45.) Justin Upton(OF)
    46.) Allen Craig(1B)
    47.) Cliff Lee(SP)
    48.) Felix Hernandez(SP)
    Round 5
    49.) Eric Hosmer(1B)
    50.) Josh Hamilton(OF)
    51.) Justin Verlander(SP)
    52.) Adrain Gonzalez(1B)
    53.) Elvis Andrus(SS)
    54.) Jason Heyward(OF)
    55.) Jose Fernandez(SP)
    56.) Madison Bumgarner(SP)
    57.) David Ortiz(DH)
    58.) Hunter Pence(OF)
    59.) Matt Adams(1B)
    60.) Wilin Rosario(C)
    Round 6
    61.) Chris Sale(SP)
    62.) David Price(SP)
    63.) Yadier Molina(C)
    64.) Wil Myers(OF)
    65.) Everth Cabrera(SS)
    66.) Mark Trumbo(1B)
    67.) Zach Greinke(SP)
    68.) Cole Hamels(SP)
    69.) Brandon Phillips(2B)
    70.) Ryan Zimmerman(3B)
    71.) Carlos Santana(C)
    72.) Joe Mauer(C)
    Round 7
    73.) Pedro Alvarez(3B)
    74.) Yoenis Cespedes(OF)
    75.) Jason Werth(OF)
    76.) Anthony Rizzo(1B)
    77.) Craig Kimbrel(RP)
    78.) Billy Hamilton(OF)
    79.) Jonathan Lucroy(C)
    80.) Aaron Hill(2B)
    81.) James Shields(SP)
    82.) Jose Altuve(2B)
    83.) Starling Marte(OF)
    84.) Aroldis Chapman(RP)
    Round 8
    85.) Greg Holland(RP)
    86.) Salvador Perez(C)
    87.) Shane Victorino(OF)
    88.) Alex Gordon(OF)
    89.) Kyle Seager(3B)
    90.) Daniel Murphy(2B)
    91.) Matt Cain(SP)
    92.) Martin Prado(3B)
    93.) Hisashi Iwakuma(SP)

    So far the Razzball team being drafted by Jay out of the 12th spot.
    Edwin Encarnacion(1B), Chris Davis(CI), Yu Darvish(SP), Shin-Soo Choo(OF), Wilin Rosario(C), Chris Sale(SP), Aroldis Chapman(RP) & Greg Holland(RP)

    So like on the previous post, I was wondering what you all thought of this part of the draft. Any players and the draft slot that stick out to you? Good or bad? Did you expect to see any particular player be drafted by now? How about Jay and his team so far?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @David Reynolds: 2 SP, 2 RP and a C in the first 8 rounds is a terrible idea. I would have gone Myers/Cabrera with 5 & 6 and Holliday/Machado in 7 & 8.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Fungazi: Actually, didn’t see Holliday went so early, but another OF in that spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David Reynolds: JayWrong’s going to do a post about his team… Not 100% why he’s drafting a catcher so early, but I’m sure he’ll explain it…

  3. BSW says:
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    End of the recaps? Come on dood, I’m already in fantasy withdrawal ovah here. The recaps were my methadone. There’s gotta be more things you can rank-top 3 DHs? Top 20 commenters?

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @BSW: Top 20 MLB Players Wives/Mistresses/Girlfriends

      • Gregorius Chant says:
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        @Shake N Bacon: BleacherReport might be a better site for those…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSW: Tomorrow starts 2014-focused posts, not sure how that isn’t better for any withdrawal…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: new drugs always better than rehashing old drug experiences.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, true

  4. jeff g says:
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    Yelich over adams,wheeler rosenthal c matiinez, rex brothers why?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jeff g: Don’t know what you’re asking

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: seems like 2 questions,
        1. is yelich higher ranked for next year over those other guys?, and
        2. if so or not, why?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over which guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why are you in this old post?

  5. Mike says:
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    Sonny Gray??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Not sure what you’re asking either

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: This one truly is no question. here’s one,
        Mike’s query?

  6. shibboleth says:
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    Hate to see you leave, love to watch you go. Tanks as always, Grey.

    Can you pick 5 ? OPS/QS league, keep up to 2 years. The Cingrani, Cole and Corbin are really tough to judge- young, somewhat proven, upside, good rounds, but… but but but…

    29- Gerrit Cole
    20- Cingrani or Corbin
    17 – Jean Segura
    16 – Anibal Sanchez
    15- Cingrani or Corbin
    10- Pedro Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth: Segura, Anibal, Pedro, Cole, Cingrani

  7. The Strolg says:
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    Is ‘contemplating adultery’ code for jacking off?

  8. Moose Out Front says:
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    Grey, just swinging by to catch up on some season recap and publically thank you. I won my league this year wire to wire with a narrow H2H victory in the finals. 1st time in 7 years I’ve won my league and 1st year I found razzball. In fact I came here on a whim the day before the draft and went with your rankings because I liked the tier names and that the side by side positional tier rankings chart was pretty easy to print.

    Anyway *wipes slobber off mouth* thank you very much. Absolutely couldn’t have done it without you.

  9. papasmurf says:
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    I actually drafted Teheran this year, but then dropped him after his bad April. Then he turns things around.

    Same deal with the Molester. I punted after that terrible stretch took my team completely out of contention. I punted and then click, the light switch went on and he did really well for another team.

    Much cred to you Grey for the Ryu call. I guess the Ryu Genius answer is answered in the affirmative. He was my ace this year…

    My team had a 3.75ish ERA and was last in ERA in a 16 team league. Not that long ago, that ERA would have been top 3. Did they stop juicing the baseball? Oh wait, that wasn’t what they was juicin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, it was tough to hold Teheran in April… Same woth Mo’Lester…Thanks on Ryu, was actually a bit surprised others didn’t like him coming into the year, which is a good sign…

  10. dave says:
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    @ grey was wondering where you think chris davis will be ranked next year overall and if its safe to take him at that spot? As you mentioned, high K%, high swstr %, high o-swg %…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dave: End of the top ten, probably… No, he’s not safe at all…

  11. Jay says:
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    YEAH1 tomorrow rules than. Can’t wait to dive into 2014. I too stumbled upon razzball this year but it was after my draft(s). however i was able to use the info from the daily recaps and and especially the Buy/Sell columns to muster up two first place finishes and a third place.

    Looking forward going into my drafts with the benefit of being a full time dedicated razzball reader!

    thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, congrats on the two wins!

  12. Jon says:
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    Lots of pitchers to like for 2014, but which one of these (if any) do you love?

    Bailey, Masterson, Tillman, Medlen, Cashner, Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey’s in a different class amongst them…As of right now, at least

    • sparky8 says:
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      @sparky8: Cards have some weird f@#kin fans…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA… Wow… At 0:54, the lady behind them is my favorite part…

    • Carnac says:
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      I couldn’t make it through the whole video. Did Rasmus Girl do a walk-on?

      • Carnac says:
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        According to her tweets, Rasmus Girl just broke her leg, like, an hour ago.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Carnac: Oh well goddamnit, now I have to live with the fact that I watched this. The whole thing. Twice.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You just need to see the lady at the 0:54 mark… It’s Rasmus Girl’s mom… Rasmus Girl is probably working as a call girl by now, or in Wendy’s…

  13. SteveNZ says:
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    Must have come close to dropping Medlen (kept him for 5 bucks for this year) about half a dozen times during the year – he got shelled a few times mid-season, though his month-to-month ERAs are actually not too bad.

    In August he went 4-2 with an ERA of 3 and then in September he went 4-0 with an ERA of 1.00, 33 Ks in 36 IP and a .197 BAA. Glad I held him. Went deep into a lot of games during that stretch too.

    Helped me win a league.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And that’s just a brag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see that… In shallower leagues, a bunch of these pitchers were droppable at times… No way Lance Lynn stays on most mixed league teams for a good chunk of the season…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Well, this was a 10-teamer so I had every right to drop him. Not even sure why I didn’t.

        To brag some more, my pitching was effin’ awesome this year. Moore, Latos, Medlen, J-Zimm (plus the odd good stream). Mariano, Holland, Kenley. 10 in Wins, 9 in Losses, 10 in Saves and 9 in ERA and WHIP…

        Probably explains how I won the league by 12.5 points while still having a 1 in hitters’ Ks ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks like a pitching staff I might’ve pushed you towards too… Wink, wink, nudge nudge, emoticon…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Well I did keep Moore and Medlen on your recommendation as well as targeting J-Zimm in the auction.

            But Latos was all my own work!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: One thing that did piss me off, though, is that right until the last few days of the season, I had Sonny on my roster, but sacrificed him to blast through the IP limit with a whole bunch of starters.

                Would have been a nice $5 keeper…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, but I bet in that league he won’t go for much more than $5… Maybe 8-$10?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: yeah, probably. Unless I get caught price-enforcing by Hippo or Al K!

                    How do you like Medlen at 10 or Moore at 15?

                    J-Zimm and Latos would both be $20+

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So much pitching out there, I don’t think you have to keep any of those guys for that price…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: I’m guessing you like Giancarlo at $20 and Car-Go at $25?

                    We can do this in full in the forums another time, but it’s nice to have a couple of little questions to be going on with…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I like both of them there…

  14. J-FOH says:
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    Was at lids yesterday and they will embroider hats. Would it be wrong to get a sagnof hat made?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Something so right can’t be wrong

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m not infringing on Razzball rights?

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH: After getting the “Albright, All Night, All Right” tramp stamp, I don’t think you should be too worried about your dunce cap violating proprietary rights.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: It was Albright, All Night, All the Time, was my pic blurry. Wait til you see the Sky one I get this weekend, I’m thinking his portrait as a pirate on my left cheek.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll call off the Razzball counsel…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: as long as Nick doesn’t show up on my doorstep then I’m OK. That guy scares me a little.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He scares all of us

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: We tried firing him but it never took.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hard to fire the unpaid…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: You get that voice for free. No wonder he wanted 50 bucks to do my voicemail

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      $50 isn’t a bad deal, but I hear Vin Scully will do it for $300… I don’t know…

  15. slew says:
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    Just read that the Reds are shopping Phillips in the off-season. Couldn’t have anything to do with him complaining and criticizing ownership over a seventy-two million dollar deal that he signed in 2012? What a tool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… How Hamilton playing short and Cozart moving to 2nd? Yum!

  16. SteveNZ says:
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    Is this Jose Abreu fella any good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, not a very large picture to draw from to evaluate… Will be a decent wild card flyer…

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’m afraid the Puig hype might make him more expensive than the risk would merit…but I’d still go after him in a keeper. Though I have heard him compared to Dayan Viciedo, but less athletic, which is pretty meh.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: I saw that pop up on the Twitter. Awesome.

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: They made Eckstein a partner just to provide a foil to VORP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s awesome…

  17. costaricanchata says:
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    don’t know if you caught this , or not :
    bottom of the 7th .
    iglesias leads off with a bloop single to center .
    tazawa on the mound , facing torii .
    count is 1 and 2 and tazawa throws a high fastball
    that torii fouls down the right-field line .
    on the pa system comes this motivational song :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHSNZK4Je-Y

    two pitches later , torii lines a single to center .
    go figure .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      oops .
      torii’s single was to right field .
      my bad .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Seriously?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        truth .

  18. Jason says:
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    Damn…I was just flapping my gums at the bar and bet that Billy Hamilton would steal at least 80 bags this year. Do I just wave my hundred bucks good bye? What do you think my odds are?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jason: you should’ve got more than 1-1 for your $100. at least $140 to your $100, actually bookie line would likely be a lot better than that for you.

  19. Jason says:
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    In a keeper league who should I keep between these: Bailey, Moore, Ryu, or Holland?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Moore

  20. Mark says:
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    I’m in a league where teams get to keep 8 players with no limits on term at all (no salary, no draft slot, nothin). It’s kind of ridiculous.

    I can trade David Price plus a 5th or 6th round draft pick for Freddie Freeman. I’m short on hitting and long on pitching, but it sounds like a lot for Freeman.

    My other keepers are Gerritt Cole, Shelby Miller, Jose Fernandez, Troy Tulowitzki, Yasiel Puig, Allen Craig, Jurickson Profar and maybe Matt Adams or Alex Gordon. What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re also in an old post, come to my newest one and re-ask…

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