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Usually, as one does, I type with my fingers.  Hunt and peck with mostly the index’ers, but definitely fingers all the way.  I’m so pumped up going for the win this year I’m typing up this post with both fists.  WE MUST WIN!  BY WE I MEAN ME!  BY ME I MEAN I, IF “I” WAS SUPPOSED TO BE USED IN THAT SENTENCE INSTEAD OF ME; I DON’T KNOW, AND AM TOO HYPED UP TO LOOK INTO IT, IN FACT, THIS SENTENCE IS KINDA KILLING MY HYPE BY EVEN DISCUSSING GRAMMAR.  GRAMMAR BOO!  WINNING THIS LEAGUE YAY!  Actually using my fists is not enough.  I will now type up this post by banging my forehead on the keyboard.  ABCJIVS1I7$  Damn, that didn’t work so well.  Maybe I’ll try my nose.  Hekko, froend.  Ugh, that didn’t work either.  Okay, I’m gonna use my fingers again, but I’m just as pumped up.  RAWR!  Anyway, here’s my Yahoo Friends & Family team, it’s a 14-team, mixed league:

C: Andrew Susac — 22nd round
1B: Paul Goldschmidt — 1st round, 7th overall
2B: Rougned Odor — 2nd round
3B: Jake Lamb — 12th round
SS: Addison Russell — 9th round
CI: Mitch Moreland — 19th round
MI: Marcus Semien — 14th round
OF: George Springer — 3rd round
OF: Ian Desmond — 4th round
OF: Mark Trumbo — 6th round
OF: Travis Jankowski — 17th round
UTIL: Steven Souza Jr. — 26th round
UTIL: Alcides Escobar — 24th round
Bench: Tyler Saladino — 23rd round

P: Carlos Carrasco — 5th round
P: Danny Duffy — 7th round
P: Danny Salazar — 11th round
P: John Lackey — 13th round
P: Vince Velasquez — 16th round
P: Adam Ottavino — 10th round
P: Jeurys Familia — 8th round
P: Brandon Kintzler — 15th round
P: Kyle Barraclough — 18th round
Bench: Blake Snell — 20th round
Bench: Tyler Thornburg — 21st round
Bench: Koda Glover — 25th round

SO, YOU INVESTED A LOT IN PITCHING I SEE.  I’M NOT JUDGING.  OKAY, I AM JUDGING.

I didn’t tho.  Not relatively, at least.  My starting staff looks solid, right?  I spent, like, nothing on them.  As the 4th pick in the 5th round, Behrens took Chris Archer.  Archer was the 18th pitcher drafted already!  I drafted Carlos Carrasco as the 19th pitcher off the board in the 5th round.  That’s insane.  Edwin Diaz and Seung Hwan Oh were drafted before him.  I’m not joking.  I wish I were joking for the teams that drafted them.  There were then 29 pitchers drafted before I took Duffy!  What?!  Andrew Miller was drafted before I took Duffy!  I like Miller, he’s legit.  No doubt, Stefani.  But this isn’t a Holds league.  Wade Davis was drafted before I took Duffy.  Okay, but huh?  In my rankings, I have Wade Davis so far after where he went in the 6th round, because injury concerns.  Oh, and Kimbrel was taken in the 6th round too.  So, yeah, I know my relievers aren’t gorge and/or make you engorged, but I didn’t draft one until 106th overall.  By the by, Salazar was the 58th pitcher drafted.  Cam Bedrosian went immediately before him.  Not kidding.  Before Bedrosian was Eric Thames and Neftali Feliz, in the same round.  Um, whoa.

TALK ABOUT YOUR HITTING OR AS I LIKE TO CALL IT, ‘YOU’VE REALLY COMMITTED TO THE IDEA OF ODOR AS A 2ND ROUND PICK.’

The other day I was watching an interview of the Venezuelan WBC team and something hit me.  I really like Rougned Odor.  He is my 2nd favorite player after Giancarlo.  A guy flips his bat in a cocky manner in a crucial playoff game and the opposing team’s player doesn’t congratulate him like so many baseball players now.  No, he stashes that anger in his ulcer for six months and then punches him out the next year.  How could you not like Odor?  That’s some throwback baseball when players used to throw at each others’ heads and not pat each other on the butt.  Make Baseball Violent Again!  But this is about fantasy, so let’s just think about this, a 33-homer, 14-steal, .271 hitter on a good team in a solid park at the age of 23, and that’s not a 2nd rounder…How?  Why?  Tell me!  Because he doesn’t walk?  Ridiculous.  This isn’t an OBP league.  It’s standard categories.  I love the smell of Odor on my team!

MATH IS NOT MY STRONG SUIT.  IT’S ACTUALLY MY WORST SUIT AND I OWN A SERGIO TACCHINI TRACK SUIT, BUT DID YOU GET IAN DESMOND WITH THE 50TH PICK OVERALL?

I did, Al Boldencaps.  When your leaguemates zig with, like, 64 pitchers in the first 65 picks, you zag with one bat after another.  Desmond was a 25/20 guy outside of Coors.  I might’ve just snagged a 35/20 guy fifty picks in.  Y’all need to believe in the power of Coors.  It made Corey Dickerson a top 30 hitter.  You know Corey Dickerson, he’s the guy sitting on waivers in most leagues.  The zigging on pitching to my zagging on hitting was a thing of glory in the first 200 picks.  Trumbo at pick 78 overall?  Did he not just hit 47 homers?  Springer 35 picks in?  I guess I’ll take 30/15 with upside.  Semien at pick 190?  Didn’t he just go 27/10?  Lamb at pick 162?  A guy that just went 29/6?  That’s not baaaaaahd.  Addison Russell at pick 119?  I’m crazy about this guy this year like your crazy aunt is crazy at every family function.  Alcides Escobar at—Okay, he’s awful, but we’re 330 picks in by that point and I was just grabbing guys.  I’ll be dropping him to waivers soon enough.

OKAY, YOU OBVIOUSLY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS TEAM, BUT GIVE ME SOMETHING THAT’S NEGATIVE BECAUSE I JUST WATCHED THE NOTEBOOK, AND LOVE IS OFTEN LOST, AND I NEED A GOOD CRY.

The end of my team is janky and I’m not just abbreviating Jankowski.  I felt I needed some steals, so I reached a little for Jankowski, and I should’ve likely drafted Domingo Santana, Leonys Martin, C.J. Cron, Joe Ross, Hernan Perez…Well, there’s about 50 guys I like more than Jankowski, but I went SAGNOF’ing down the Jankowski River in a hallowed-out log with nothing to dry my hair and I forgot my hair gel.  I like Thornburg, Glover and Barraclough, but what am I doing with all of these guys?  Sending relief to the Ivory Coast?  My endgame is typified by Tyler Saladino.  He is the new blech.  I mean, I had my reasons — Lawrie’s gone, maybe Saladino gets the job — but even my reasons are a stretch.

I TAKE IT BACK, I DON’T WANT NEGATIVE.  IT’S BUMMING ME OUT.  LEAVE ME WITH SOMETHING UPLIFTING AND SPIRITUAL.

I don’t get the absolute forgotten man in one of the best lineups in baseball in one of the best hitters’ parks.  You know who I mean, right?  No one wants Mitch Moreland.  I drafted him at 259 overall.  Brandon Phillips went before him.  No foolsies.  There’s some talk of Moreland platooning, but with who?  Is Hanley going to play 1st again?  I have a pfft for you if you think so.  Moreland is this year’s Napoli.  He’s the woke man’s Napoli.  I will call him Awakoli.  Okay, I won’t call him that, but it’s true!  Or once Desmond gets 1st base eligibility, Desmond can be my corner man.

 
  1. What happens in Vegas... says:
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    Great work ad always.

    Question, in a 10 team snake draft, would you rather have the 5th or the 10th pick this season? I’ve got the 10th pick and #5 has offered to swap.

  2. VinWins

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    OK, don’t blow it now.

  3. henncoop says:
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    In the 4th night of a 5 day stretch of working the night shift …thanks for making it a bit brighter. Looks like quite a nice team. Crazy how pitching seems to go even earlier in a 14 or 15 team league.
    Glad I had a lull here to relax …it’s about to get a bit “crazy” but considering where I am working …I guess that’s appropriate. Looking forward to getting the season started already but at least now all the hopes & dreams are nearly fully intact …so there is that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @henncoop: No problem, hope you’re well!

  4. LenFuego says:
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    I am wondering where Addison Reed went – he might have made a good save handcuff in case of a Familia suspension starting around the 17th round rather than those late round guys you are not too enamored with.

  5. Oliver says:
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    Hi Grey, may I ask for advice on keepers in a 16 team 6×6 H2H Yahoo league? I can keep 4 of the following:

    Goldy, Machado, Chris Davis, Darvish, Cueto, or Bregman?

    Goldy and Machado are obvious, I’m worried about losing Bregman if I don’t keep him…

    Thank you!

    • Royale With Cheese says:
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      @Oliver: + Bregman and Darvish

    • Cram It says:
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      @Oliver: Lose Davis and Cueto

      • Oliver says:
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        Thank you!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Oliver:

      agree with Cram

  6. David says:
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    Good team Grey! 12 team 5×5 with 5 keepers. My keepers are: Goldy, Rizzo, Villar, Arenado, and C. Seager. I only have 2b, and C slots to fill in the infield, 5 OF slots, U slot and 9 P. I have the first pick in the snake draft. The players available I’m considering for that first pick are Desmond, Odor and MadBum. Who should I take? Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @David: Odor, Desmond ..In that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Thanks! Agree w/ F

  7. Royale With Cheese says:
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    Please do not denigrate, deprecate, or otherwise disparage grammar. That is something up with which I will not put.

  8. Rabbit says:
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    Good morning, Sir Grey. You know, I hear you talk a lot about your progeny Sonny Gray but nothing about your apparently black sheep Grayson Allen. What, no love for a cheatin’ Blue Devil? He just wants your love, you know. That’s why he keeps tripping people.
    Anyway, a keeper question for you and the cognescenti on this site. I’m in a 5×5 auction roto league, OBP instead of avg and K/9 instead of Ks. You can keep 5 guys at their auction price for up to three years. Here are the guys I am contemplating keeping and their prices:
    Bryant $11 (no brainer)
    C. Santana $5 (in an OBP league, close to no brainer, I think)
    Ian Desmond $2
    C. Blackmon $9
    Seung-Hwang Oh $1
    Xander Bog $4
    P Goldschmidt $36
    Kelv Herrara $1
    Gerrit Cole $1

    I ranked them in the order I am thinking about them. Thoughts? The ranking of 4, 5 and 6 are important because only the first four are completely protected; two new owners can “steal” one of your fifth and sixth ranked keepers in a new owner keeper draft. Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Rabbit: I like your cheap Xander and Goldy even at $36 over Oh

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rabbit: Id keep the first 4 on your list and Goldy

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Did someone say, Joe Ross?! *WHERE ARE YOU NOW OOOooOoOoOoOoOoOoooooOooooooOOOOOO!*

    Great team there! Yahoo!’s crazy rankings are a boon as usual. Really hope I get a mid to late first round pick so I can grab Goldy or someone like that 7 picks in.

    Out of curiosity, where did Story go?

  10. Cram It says:
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    I’d be more concerned about your Avg than speed. Your starting pitching is tits. Can I say tits?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Only if you change your pic to the shirtless one with the championship belt

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’ll revisit that one after I win the ‘Perts league.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Thanks for the tits! You can keep this pic

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I’m going to the beach for a dude’s getaway tomorrow. We’re probably shrooming on Saturday. I wonder how this will affect my NFBC draft picks!

        • Grey

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          HA, likely awesomely

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I’m not in now anyway. I knew being an existing user would muck things up. Oh well. Good luck!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What happened? You’re not in a league?

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: No, I got passed over because I didn’t confirm my account or something, but I was on the list. Rudy’s not sure what happened.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, sorry

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Guess losing to me once a year is prolly enough

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: You’re so dead.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I did it to myself too, ugh!

  11. Jason says:
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    Nice draft sir,

    Freeman Cespedes v. Springer Abreu

    Which side would you rather have? Cheers!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jason:
      I like Springer side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Thanks! Springer

  12. The Great Knoche says:
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    This team looks like the epitome of Greys Razzball preaching come to fruition. If your fantasy life strategy is sound, this league will be the one it shines through in. Should be a first place lock.

    Also don’t blow it.
    Also Tits.

  13. Don says:
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    My pitching staff in all my leagues is going to look very similar to yours. Not because I read this blog all the time. Not at all.

    Keeper question for the lothario:. 6×6, 10 team league with OPS as a category. Have to keep 5 and only 5. Keepers right now are Machado ($20), Story ($8), Benintendi ($1), Dahl ($1), Verlander($15). $280 budget. Would you trade Machado for Correa ($15) and Mazara ($1), or keep the same 5 and hope Dahl isn’t out too long? My only other keeper options are McCullers or Paxton, both for $1.

    As always, keep up the great work, and good luck in all your leagues.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Don: I’d keep Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Agree w/ F

  14. snarky anklebiter says:
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    F&F is an innings cap league, so it’s basically k/9 and W/9, so pitching goes fast. I do like the starters you came away with though, even if it were a 12 team. I’m pissed you took Odor there though. A guy in my league always just uses the F&F draft results as his guide, and I pick at the turn of a 12 team, so I doubt he makes it back to me at 36 now. Is Pianowski punting wins, k’s, and saves?

    • Grey

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      @snarky anklebiter: It is a heavy K league… Piano always tries out different things w/ pitchers, not sure what he’s doing this year, didn’t look at his team

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Is he even in that league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, 12th, yes

          • VinWins

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            @Grey: workig class heroes? They only drafted 5 RPs, no SPs

            • Grey

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              Ah, yeah, that’s what he usually does… Then he trades for SPs at some point in-season

  15. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    10 team ROTO 6 x 6, OBP and QS are the extra cats. We also have a combo cat of saves and holds.

    We start TWO – C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS..Start FIVE OF, start THREE U and ONE DH… Start 14 pitchers any total of SP, RP and CL..

    50 man rosters, we keep 35 and draft 15..Dynasty League.

    I need to cut FOIUR… EVERYBODY can answer..Thanks, MP

    BATS:

    Santana, Carlos
    Schwarber, Kyle
    Cabrera, Miguel
    Altuve, José
    Carpenter, Matt
    Frazier, Todd
    Trumbo, Mark
    Villar, Jonathan
    Braun, Ryan
    Swanson, Dansby
    Bradley Jr., Jackie
    Jones, Adam
    Marte, Starling
    McCutchen, Andrew
    Springer, George
    Upton, Justin
    Hamilton, Billy
    Ozuna, Marcell
    Puig, Yasiel
    Pujols, Albert
    Seager, Corey Trade
    Céspedes, Yoenis
    Brantley, Michae

    PITCHING STAFF

    Darvish, Yu
    Hernández, Félix
    Lester, Jon
    Pineda, Michael
    Scherzer, Max
    Strasburg, Stephen
    Sánchez, Aarón
    Teherán, Julio
    Bundy, Dylan
    Bauer, Trevor
    Harvey, Matt
    Feliz, Neftal
    Reed, Addison
    Osuna, Roberto
    Jansen, Kenley

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms:
      Disregard trade, next to Coery Seagers name…I’ve already let my editor know she is on notice..LOL

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Cram It:
        I like Bauer, who would be your next choice?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: Harvey or Pineda or Felix. You can find another back end pitcher.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Brantley, Bauer, Bundy and Reed for me.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Feliz, Bauer, Brantley and Puig for me.

    • Tweak says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: You should drop Miggy, Altuve, Springer and Darvish so I can pick them up in our draft.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Tweak:
        And to think I traded you Desmond for Puig at the start of last season

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Puig, Feliz, Felix and Bauer for me … Reed next if you really like Bauer.

  16. Bodacious Taters says:
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    Hey now – I resemble that team !

  17. Mike says:
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    Do we have any health updates on Max?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: He’s changing his grip, hoping that helps

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: How far down are you bumping him for a draft tonight?

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Not even at 72?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What do you mean at 72?

              • Mike says:
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                @Grey: pick 72

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why is he at pick 72? Is this a keeper? Do you have other keepers? Who else is available? Yes, I would draft Scherzer at pick 72 if it was between him and Danny Duffy

                  • Mike says:
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                    @Grey: He’s there because the whole league reads you. It’s a keeper league. My pitchers are Yu and Carrasco. Cueto and Lester are 2 best SP options

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who are the best bat options?

                    • The Grand Poppy says:
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                      @Grey: Hanley, Cespedes, Trumbo, Santana, Turner

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Take Scherzer

  18. henncoop says:
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    I hate to do it to you but I have a catcher question. In 50 round draft with 15 teams & 500 picks into it. I need 2 catchers & only have Murphy who could be PT. I could take another PT guy in Hundley or the like of Maldonaldo, Suzuki, or Ruiz. I hope to get 2 of those 4 anyway so I can put in someone for an injury or for Murphy if he is PT.
    The choices are sad but I figure maybe just take another PT guy Hundley who can hit a bit then one of the other 3 …advise please?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @henncoop: Is Wolters Available to handcuff Murphy? Then grab one of the others.

      • henncoop says:
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        @The Great Knoche: That was my plan originally figuring who would want a poor hitting defensive Catcher but alas someone did.

  19. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I enjoyed Al Boldencaps way too much. But I’m also an idiot.

    • Big Odio says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: don’t call yourself that. An idiot would be someone who comes in here all the time to give out advice but then posts their roster with an obvious question.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Big Odio: Bang, bang….shots fired!

        And thanks, you’re like a self-help guru with extra creepiness! Hugs not drugs.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Big Odio: I thought you felt familiar.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Its the coolwater cologne, It gives you a SCENTual flashback

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Big Odio:
        Hey, Nice pic of your boyfriend..

  20. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Spring training stats don’t matter, but do we have any concerns about Rich Hill having 2 rough less than 2 IP outings in a row? (have him for $5 in a keeper)

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Cram It: Cram, saw your review of Taboo, sounds like I’m glad I didn’t watch. Legion is weird as shit, but I like it. So far, very not superhero-y….more supernatural, I don’t know, it’s weird. Ha.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Yeahhhh I was pretty disappointed as far as the story. Oh well.

          I don’t like my shit too weird. Like, where ANYTHING can happen because, hey why not, our shit is that weird.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Cram It: Haha, it is definitely like that. It’s def not for everyone so I’m not pushing it, but I like it.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Cram It: Bummed to hear that about Taboo, but thank you Cram/Noisewater for saving me the time!

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Cram It: Good to know, thanks. I’ll bookmark it for a rainy day.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: it’s not an accident that it’s in a “different universe” than the marvel X universe, they wanted to remove themselves from superhero-y world.

  21. Joel says:
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    In a league where we keep 2 pitchers who would you keep out of Salazar, Cole and Strasburg? I know the rankings but curious if you would deviate from those on a keeper?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Joel:
      I like Sal and Stras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Agree w/ MP

  22. Dave Kemper says:
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    10 Team NL oNly, $280 league,(15 Hitter(2 Utility) 10 Pitcher league), you can keep 11

    Grandal $8 last year
    Drury $1 two more years
    B Crawford $6 last year
    Villar $15 two more years
    G Polanco $16 last year
    Grichuk $7 two more years
    Bumgarner $36 two more years
    Lester $22 last year
    Velasquez $9 two more years
    T Watson $1 last year
    Oh $1 two more years
    N Feliz $8 two more years
    Maurer $2 two more years
    D Peralta $11 last year
    M Margot $10 two more years

    I can only keep 11. Who should I drop?
    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Kemper: Not:

      N Feliz $8 two more years
      Maurer $2 two more years
      Drury
      B. Crawford

  23. Boomer19 says:
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    Morning Grey. That is a very solid draft. At first glance I thought ottavino was a bit high but after hearing how all the pitching was being drafted it sounds fine. And Cram is bang on with tits.

  24. The Grand Poppy says:
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    Peraza keeps hitting at the top of the lineup in spring training. Does this impact your obp ranks? If so, where would you target him in obp formats?

    • Grey

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      @The Grand Poppy: OBP rankings don’t change, they’re not my rankings, they’re Rudy’s

    • @The Grand Poppy: in Steamer/Razzball projections used for OBP rankings, Peraza’s already estimated around 70-75% of games at the 1/2 slots. I don’t see adjusting that upwards. I did up his playing time a tad this morning so his value should be boosted vs yesterday’s rankings.

  25. RePete says:
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    Love your team, straight robbery with some of those picks.

    First time playing with holds in a 14-Team H2H 6×6 (added OPS and Holds)(4 adds per week):

    1.) How may closers and middle relievers should I draft?
    2.) Is it better to focus more on relievers and quality rather than starters and quantity in this setting?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: You dont really have to change your strategy for holds..You should be able to get guys for holds at the back end of the draft.

    • Grey

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      @RePete: 1. 2 and 2 2.Don’t see why

  26. Ralph Lifshitz

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    You see the Sox are thinking of batting Beni 3rd? The blizzard is coming, don’t forget to thank your weatherman.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: He doesn’t feel pressure.

        • Grey

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          He’s too unchained

  27. johnny o says:
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    10 keepers. 5×5 roto 10 managers money league
    C , c,1,2,ss,3,mi,ci,of,of,of,of,of,ut,ut 10 pitchers
    Im keeping the 1st 7 players, need help on final 3
    Trout
    Goldschmidt
    K Bryant (1,3,OF)
    Donaldson
    Seager. Ss
    Story. Mi
    Will Myers (1, OF)
    Jose Abreu
    D dahl
    Gary sanchez
    J.D Martinez
    Noah S
    C Carrasco

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny o: No idea what you’re asking

      • johnny o says:
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        @Grey:

        After Myers, which 3 players do I keeo?

        Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny o: Carrasco, JD, Noah, tough call

  28. JB says:
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    Nice team! Regarding Odor, I’ve been meaning to ask – how far would he fall in your rankings if OBP and BB were part of the hitting categories? It’s a 9×9 and we use R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, Avg, BB, OBP and SLG.

    Thanks!

  29. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great team and justification for your picks. Who knows? Maybe you win! Maybe??? For sure you win! Goldy at #7 has to be worth something!

    a. Don’t forget to make 2000 in-season moves. I almost beat you last year in THAT RCL.

    b. Good job making use of your own advice by taking Susac. FWIW, I like him.

    c. Don’t think that your selection of Saladino two years in a row is lost on me! I got my eyes on your picks!! Nice pick of Saladino, by the by!

    d. Leaving tomorrow to go to Don Ameche…back on Wednesday of next week!!! GA!!! Someone help me!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. There’s a waiver wire cap of 150 i think B. Me, you and JB C. Haha D. Safe travels!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. That would’ve been the title of a cool movie if Marlee and me wasn’t already taken. Now it sounds like You, Marlee and me. Oops, lost the JB part.

        b. What’s not to like about Saladino, right? He’ll pop 15 HRs one of these years and guys’ll be like..’Damn, any friend of Saladino is a friend of mine.’

        c. Yeah, Don Ameche! Worst still I have no idea where I’ll be sleeping. To wit…

        1. There are two official guest houses which are really bad. Both owned and operated by the UN but both already taken.

        2. There is something called Hotel de ville which is not a hotel, PSYCHE!! It’s an inside joke in Don Ameche.

        Friend: ‘Hey, man! Where did you sleep last night?’
        Jokester: ‘In the Hotel de Ville’
        Friend: ‘Huh? But I thought that was just the name that the locals use for the Mayor’s office.’
        Jokester: ‘Ah! You spoiled my joke!’

        3. A new hotel has apparently opened up! It’s the first example of a 2-star hotel charging 100$ per night! It’s got disaster written all over it. Hotel Disaster.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  30. Scott says:
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    Hey Grey (& all) – I could use some help figuring out my final keeper or two. Defending champ, so mostly in win-now mode, but with an eye on the long run

    Definitely keeping:
    Mookie
    Miggy
    Odor

    Need two more out of these:
    Darvish, Just Dong, Carrasco, Carlos Martinez, Xander, Nellie Cruz

    I’m tempted to go with Darvish and Carlos (keeping Martinez for 5 years is very tempting), but open to suggestion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Darvish, Xander — can’t go wrong w/ a bunch of these

  31. Andrew says:
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    Grand Master Grey,

    I’m in need of some keeper advice for a very competitive 12-team 7×7 keeper league where you can keep up to 5 players for a 2 additional years after they are drafted. Of the players below who would you keep?

    Grégory Polanco – 5th round (2 years)
    Steven Matz – 7th round (2 years)
    Kenta Maeda – 12th round (2 years)
    Wil Myers – 15th round (2 years)
    Lorenzo Cain – 17th round (1 year)
    Carlos Correa – Last round (1 year)
    Danny Salazar – Last round (1 year)
    David Dahl – Last round (2 years)
    Dansby Swanson – Last round (2 years)
    Tyler Glasnow – Last round (2 years)
    José Peraza – Last round (2 years)

    As always, thank you for helping me disgrace all of my friends!

    -Andrew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Peraza, Correa, Salazar, Dahl, Myers

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thank you for the advice!

        So you would say both Peraza and Dahl over Maeda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Maeda much better as it says in my rankings

  32. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey All Brite! Long time, old sport.

    Been binge consuming Razz the couple days in prep for my one league. Thanks for the content as usual.

    Did notice that there was only pitcher in the top 20 final player rater. Year before there were 8 I think. Same the year before. Didn’t quantify it but anecdotally I think the theory I proposed here the last few years: when offense goes up across the league, the value of all offense goes up and the value of all pitching, even good pitching, goes down. Counter-intuitive but I think true. I may not draft a pitcher until round 10. And this from a guy two years aguing for early, even first round, pitching. Landscape has shifted again.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @OaktownSteve: OTS in here. The tits are out today, indeed.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Oaktown! Long time no see in here. I’ve been struggling with the same thing. You would think when offense goes up then scarce elite pitching should too but it doesn’t…or maybe it does. When you have 47 more guys hit 20 home runs or more than the previous year you have some major shifting. (111 in 2016 compared to 64 in 2015) Great seeing you pop in, hope the store is going well. I might be in the bay this summer but I’ll email you about that

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Pretty sure there are two reasons for the inverse relationship. One is the greater the total production on offense the broader the spectrum of potential outcomes. Players are stretched out further along a spectrum as opposed to clustered around the mean which I think contributes to the relative ability of individual players to move the needle either positively or negatively.
        Also related to that is even outlier players value on the depressed side of the ledger is surpressed because all the other players behind that player tend to drag all the totals back towards that cluster at the mean.

        Whatever the reason I did say last year preseason that MLB would juice the ball and that the net effect would be a deflation in pitcher value.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Juiced ball!!!! It’s real . I love the way you contemplate the big picture and the trends. Im going to chew on this one for a bit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Oaktown! Good to see you! Too bad you didn’t show up a few days ago, you could’ve got in an NFBC league with us… If the landscape has shifted to waiting on pitching, then it’s ebbed back to me. I think this is going to be a year that is yuugely instrumental in how we think of the league. Last year was a big time offensive year, if this year takes a step back, then last year was an anomaly, if this year is back to more hitting, then it’ll be ‘just how it is.’ Should be interesting!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: maybe it’s me but it did seem like we saw a lot of young arms make their debuts last year. I wonder how many starting pitchers under 200 career innings? gave up dongs last year compared to other years. Just a thought

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Every homer last year was allowed by Drew Smyly

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: haha…Damn emoji.

  33. Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good says:
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    OMG… this team was made in the likeness of its owner… shall we call it the most “Greycious” team you could hope for?

    In a 14 team league I would roll with this any day. Goldy at 7? Your pitching went almost exactly as you have your pairings set up. Great job! I hope my fantasy team resembles this at least a little by the time I am finished.

    Thanks as always for the outrageous amount of content you put out daily. It is the first thing I read each morning.

  34. B.G. says:
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    14 team 6×6 Keeper. 5 keepers. Which out of these. Already keeping Story 12th and Polanco 5th.

    Wilson Contreas 15th, Franko 14th, Fowler 14th, Joe Ross 15th, Stroman 25th, Gattis 16th.

    My SAGNOF shirt gets so many strange looks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.G.: HA, I bet! Franco, Ross, Stroman

  35. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 14 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered Gary Sanchez, Rendon, Honeywell, and Francis Martes for Moncada, Fulmer, and willy Calhoun. Is this a trade I should consider?

  36. jiggynits says:
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    sorry i havent been around much this spring.. im sure youve missed me

    two q’s

    are you still doing an NL only expert this year?

    maikel franco vs odubel herrera , 10 team NL only roto 5×5

  37. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anybody else have anyone in their Razz slow drafts with someone that hasn’t had any league activity yet? I’m with Rudy and we have one who hasnt registered yet.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Just to piggy back on this….Anyone wanna F*ck

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aw, man, now you’ve gone too far!

  38. Mike says:
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    Ok Grey, how far does the Odor love go? I can keep Odor as a 5th rounder, or Desmond as a 13th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him ranked in the 2nd round

  39. Readsy says:
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    Hey guys. or carrassco as my first pitcher taken??

  40. Jason says:
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    Grey 1 more please!

    Arenado Abreu v. Goldschmidt Rendon

    Which side? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Arenado, toss up

  41. Bobby the Book says:
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    10 Team 10×10 Keeper…Struggling with my 10 this year…love so many of these guys…which two dont make the cut????

    Edwin Encarnacion
    Christian Yelich
    Wil Meyers
    David Dahl
    Eric Hosmer
    Jason Kipnis
    Byron Buxton
    Addison Russell
    Dansby Swanson
    Yu Darvish
    Felix Hernandex
    Tyler Galsnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Her, Glasnow

  42. Dom says:
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    Can only keep one, roto league

    Dahl, Col
    Salazar, Cle
    Greinke, Ari

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  43. Kendrick Llama says:
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    $300 budget

    Would you move $14 JD Martinex for $39 Madbum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  44. S P says:
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    In a 16 team Roto – 5×5 w/ OBP, whould you you use the last keeper slot on

    1) Benintendi
    2) Andrew Miller
    3) Rich Hill

    My others are
    1) Kershaw
    2) Chapman
    3) Goldy
    4) Machado
    5) Lindor
    6) EE
    7) JD Martinez – last eligible year to be kept
    8) Upton
    9) Gary Sanzhise

    My initial thought was to pair Miller with Kershaw and stream the hell out of guys off waivers because of the ratios the due would provide, but now that Benintendi’s stock is rising I’m starting to question whether I should just keep him instead. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re keeping Miller over Kershaw?

      Hill over Goldy?

      Huh?

      • S P says:
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        @Grey:

        Definitely not. I get 10 keepers, the 9 I listed at the bottom I was pretty decided on. The 3 I listed at the top were the candidates for my last slot – but I’m getting closer and closer to calling Benintendi a lock.

        • LenFuego says:
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          @S P: Benitendi is a no-brainer over Hill or Miller. Nothing really wrong with Hill or Miller, but Benitendi’s value this year is probably as good or better than both, and he has the potential to be a top 10-20 type player for a looooooooong time.

  45. Roger Podacter says:
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    Eh yo, Grey knows this, and Grey knows that,
    don’t say Grey don’t know jack, cuz Grey can draft,
    and what do you know? The Di-Dacter’s first up to bat,
    No matter if it’s stupid, he still brings the raps,
    No holds barred, no time for zig zaggin’,
    got to get some hitting while the others get to slaggin’,
    Drafters front, and think the Razz don’t know,
    but you’ve been known to do improbables like draft Jung Ho, so
    sleepers you want, the razz will help you get S-B’s, true,
    but here’s the real Schoop.
    Grey’s all that and then some, mustached and handsome,
    bust a gut reading his lines, laughing like a dum dum,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amazing! Jung Ho, so…

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey: I’d keep going by my productivity is taking a dive. It was low to begin with.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This one was one of the best

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Grey: Humbled, thank you.

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey: Also really like this BearClaw kid for my H2H 12 Team 8 X 8 – should be a nice late round addition if I can snag him.

        http://i.imgur.com/fMOAkkt.gifv

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  46. Big W says:
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    Nice draft!

    So you got 4 top 20 guys in your first 4 rounds in a 14 team experts league???

    That’s just magical!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I know, right?!

  47. Wil says:
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    Whoa really nice draft looks like a solid 12 teamer.

    The only pick I don’t like is kintzler in the 15. You should have went 4th OF there. Or pretty much anyone but kintzler who imo is a bad pick and hardly rosterable. Love the rest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: what pick he go overall, 203? You have kintzler 270th overall.

        Also steamer has him for 10 saves and a 4era.

        Hate him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Wil says:
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            @Grey: good talk

  48. The Great Knoche says:
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    And we’ve started SLOW draft. Picks 1 and 2 not in room. And Pick 4 hasn’t registered.

    Can I bet on JB’s and your league to finish first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: All I had to do was drop some sarcasm on here and they all show’d up. Take my bet back.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Ours did.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Harper at 11!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rudy just told me, that’s crazy

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: Let’s just say, I’m not disappointed in making that my top spot in KDS after 1-5.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I took Harper 9th

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @Grey: Wanted to make sure I got Miggy or Turner, but I had Harper ranked as 6 so I am fairly giddy.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I was between Rizzo and Harper, and prolly should’ve took Rizzo but I threw caution into the wind

                • The Great Knoche says:
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                  @Grey: Playing It Safe is for Girl Scouts who only sell cookies at her parents place of employment.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    And for people who want to win their league…alas

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: Your rankings are right on track!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                They’re the tits, no?

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: THE Tits.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    So many tits today

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: Just as there was WOW, I’m trying to start TOT.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope you succeed, but I hope our female audience expands as well

  49. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard Yahoo keeper league. I’m keeping Rizzo, Odor, Correa, Stanton, & Carrasco. I’ve got the second overall pick. Assuming Trout is taken first, would you take Bryant or Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey:

        I do have the chance of trading Stanton for Bryce Harper, but it would require me giving up a potential first round pick (I’m trying to negotiate down to second round). Is it worth it or should I just stick with Stanton and use the second round pick on a different outfielder (i.e. Blackmon, Springer, Cespedes, Polanco)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Bryce

  50. Jiggity says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 12 team, H2H dynasty, would you trade away Benintendi/Cain for JD Martinez?

    Scoring cats are R, H, HR, RBI, BB, K, SB, AVG, OPS, TB.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  51. JoeG414 says:
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    Paxton , Stroman or Gausman for this year only , 5×5 roto mixed
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See rankings

    • Cram It says:
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      @JoeG414: C’mon JoeG. You’re better than that. Be better than The Gap.

  52. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, which pair would you prefer? altuve/freeman or rizzo/odor?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  53. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league trade 5×5 H2H league rounds attached

    My Harper (8) for his Trea Turner (15) Dahl (25)… who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  54. jimmybob says:
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    14 team keeper with OBP, QS, K/BB and SV/HD. Keep 6.

    $17 Trea Turner
    $10 Kris Davis
    $15 Ian Desmond
    $15 Hanley Ramirez
    $42 Kershaw
    $2 Snell
    $11 Jose Quintana
    $8 Oh
    $5 Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Nola, Snell, Oh

  55. JR says:
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    Grey! In a league with hitter stats of TB, HR, BB, OBP, SLG and NSB, would you consider trading of Marte and Abreu for votto? I’m also looking at making a trade of my scherzer for Blackmon, who would then take martes place. My biggest needs are HR and BB, steels are covered with altuve, villar, and Blackmon If I make that deal. Votto would be my util, have goldy at 1b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too steep

      • JR says:
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        @Grey: if Salazar was added to votto, would that change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  56. Packing says:
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    Link to Friends and Family draft results available? Thank you.

  57. Synyster says:
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    Drafting 10th/10 in a standard. Checked your pairings out and hoping to get Harper or Miggy in 1st, and Trea in 2nd. Following up with Cruz in 3rd, and Just Dong in the 4th. Does this seem like a solid start? Then work on some pitching after that. Sorry I know its a loaded question, never drafted at 10 spot before though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does, yeah

  58. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I got Moreland at 245 last week, guess I should have awaited another round. So stupid!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So reachy!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Hope you didn’t take that length of draft bet with Knoche.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Piglington McGeethisislong

  59. Cram It says:
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    I think NFBC is trying to fill another Razz league tonight. I should be in on that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you’re being snuck into league 3

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: He said there might be one spot left in the last league. Maybe that’s it. Idk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you’ll be drafting with The Big Show, JB

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Yep! I’m in and I see the big galoot. Glad it worked out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too!

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: I’ll totally take Altuve at 4 in this format. Ha.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You can’t now, talked too much against the little man

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: I’m sure I’ll be in that sweet 10-12 range that I usually get amyway

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure you’ll make it work

  60. Mike says:
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    I can keep three…

    Odor in the 5th round
    Myers in the 15th
    Story in the 16th
    Bregman in the 17th.

    I’m stuck between better player/better value with Odor and Bregman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers in the 15th
      Story in the 16th
      Bregman in the 17th.

  61. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey,
    Picking up an expansion team in an existing 18-team keeper league (don’t ask why). I can only keep 4 out this group. Who do you ditch?

    J. Bradley
    E. Diaz
    R. Hill
    W. Meyers
    A. Rendon

    As always, thanks for the advise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

      • Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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        Cool. Last one. Rendon or Dozier? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon

  62. Cram It says:
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    Funston going Xander over Correa was pretty boneheaded imo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Real goofy move

  63. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Final keeper?! Lock deadline coming up tonight…

    $5 Broxton – love him and all in, but probably about the same as his draft price, even in keepers?
    $12 Hanley – he has the biggest net value with his $28 rater value, though he’d need to be my utl because I have Rizzo and Goldy
    $10 Dahl – same comment as Broxton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! All aboard the hype train (me too!), next sto–hey, get outta here Delino!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  64. Jeery says:
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    Hey, Grey. Moreland, Renfroe, Jose Reyes, or Solarte in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  65. OaktownSteve says:
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    Two guys you were on last year I think are good buys this year as I dig in to this thing a little. Rodon and McCullers. Particularly McCullers. Rich Hill still feels like a very good buy to me just for the innings he’ll give you plus replacement. I think Hendricks is for real and this is the last chance to ever draft him anywhere near fair price. Hard to figure why Lackey is not more highly valued, especially considering where he plays. I think Joe Ross is one of the more interesting late fliers. If he can get the feel for the change now in his second year throwing it he’ll have a shot.

    I like the idea of drafting only Bedrosian and Kintzler. Hope to ride them each for a month or two and then grift for saves thereafter.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Agree on starters. Got Hendricks as my number 1 at pick 83 in an RCL. Also High on Hill, even with the risk.

      Less excited about your closer grifting.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @The Great Knoche:

        to dust off an old Albraggadocio chestnut…”I wouldn’t draft a closer this year with YOUR team.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on all counts… I almost put McCullers in my top 20 SPs, but dropped him down about ten spots b/c I’m concerned about the injury risk… Love Hill and Lackey this year, and both feel very similar in that, they were good last year why doesn’t anyone want them this year?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Also interested in Daniel Norris.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, same here

  66. DonnieB says:
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    Springer lasted half way through and Salazar available in 12Th in a 14 team league? Can I play? Last keepers? Which two of the following players in 12 team with a $300 cap:
    Yelich. $22
    R Osuna. $10
    Castellanos. $4
    Salazar. $10
    S Marte. $43
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Yelich

  67. Wheelchairman says:
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    Have a keeper issue, too much of a good thing.

    I have to keep 9 of these guys. I’m allowed to keep any player for 4 years and each year adds 20% to there salary. 6×6 roto league. 31 player teams 2 catchers 5 of 10 p. I marked how many years I have had them under control.

    Odor $5 3yrs
    Bergman $4 2yrs
    Villar $6 2yrs
    C Seager $4 2yrs
    Springer $6 4yr
    Mazara $3 2yr
    Sano $5 3yr
    Contreras $6 2yr
    Aaron Sanchez $6 2yr
    Degrom $9 4 yr
    McCullers $7 3 yr
    Salazar $7 3 yr

    I was think of keeping Seager, odor, villar, bregman, springer, degrom, McCullers, Sanchez, sano.

    What do you think?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Mazara, Contreras, Sanchez

  68. Steve Stevenson says:
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    NL only keeper, $5 annual raises, 2C, 5OF, I have 2 picks left in expansion draft and $168 left for 16 roster spots. 2 questions:

    1. Pick 1 of Grandal $10, Sunday Santana $10, Lester $27 or Glasnow $5 (currently have no C, Blackmon Giancarlo and Broxton in OF, and Strasburg Maeda J Gray in rotation)
    2. A. Vizcaino $1 (I have no RP, most closers were protected) or Roark $6?

    AL only, same settings but $223 left for 17 spots:

    1. K. Seager $26, Beltre $20 or Betances $11 (have Longo at 3B; similar to above, no RP and not many closers available)?
    2. S. Castro $10, Bundy $1 or Cotton $3?
    Prefer N. Jones $1 or Pillar $2 to either of the above?

  69. Ronnie E Raney says:
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    Please sir, I’m losing my mind. You have convinced me that a very serviceable pitching crew can be put together after rounds 1-5. I have to decide which 5 of these 7 guys to keep in a 5×5 Roto league:
    Bryant (lock)
    Bumgarner
    EE
    Votto
    Marte
    Story
    Murphy (likely out)

    I have been going in circles about this for a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should comment on my newest post

      • Ronnie E Raney says:
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        Okay will do.

        Please help me decide. I am tempted to drop Bumgarner but everyone thinks that is insane. Who would you drop?

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