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Jeurys Familia was given a 15-game suspension for domestic abuse charges filed against him this offseason.  One could say Jeurys was given a 15-day DL trip to Familia, but the DL in this case is Dangerous Love.  If there was anyone predestined for Family Court, it would be him.  Familia was helped by his family’s testimony to Our Commissioner Manfred.  They asked Familia be allowed to go on all Mets’ road trips.  The Mets can sure pick closers.  Let’s see:  Familia; K-Rod attacked his father-in-law and Jenrry Mejia was permanently banned from MLB.  The Mets don’t use a belt with their closer pants.  They prefer suspenders!  This is all an eerie reminder of past Mets violence when Justin Turner tried to help Ike Davis during one of his prolonged slumps.  Any hoo!  Familia will miss about six to eight saves and I’ve moved him down in my top 500 and moved up Addison Reed, his replacement.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Delino DeShields – Expected to leadoff and have the starting left field job.  Let’s go through our recent Delino history.  At some point in early December 2015, I stated in no uncertain terms that Delino would be better than Lou Gehrig and he’d go on a barnstorming tour around the country, impregnating women and signing autographs that will be on Antiques Roadshow in 80 years when it’s hosted by Mark Walberg Jr. Jr. Jr. the Third.  Then by March of 2016, I had moved Delino DeShields into the top 50 overall and started calling him Delino DeShizz, eventually losing the first name completely like he was some kind of reverse Prince or Madonna.  Then, by April 2016, the DeShizz started to be taken more literally and, by June, I didn’t even know who you were talking about when he was mentioned.  Usually comments on him went like this, “Can I drop Delino?”  Me, “Who?”  Then I’d IP block that person.  So, here we are again.  I don’t doubt Delino’s ability.  He can hit 10 homers and steal 40+ bases if he gets into the right groove in the season.  Obviously, the downside is what happened last year.  I’ve moved him up in my top 500 and top 80 outfielders.

J.D. Martinez – Just Dong sprained his Lisfranc, which sounds like some kind of European treaty.  “At the Lisfranc Accords, Goebbels dropped trou and asked the Austrian diplomat to kiss his birthmark that looked just like a poppyseed bagel.”   A little history lesson for everyone.  Goebbels was very proud of his poppyseed bagel birthmark that resided on his backside, but he called it a poopyseed bagel.  So, this obviously sucks major poopyseed bagels for Just Dong.  I’ve docked him hundred at-bats and dropped him in my top 100 and top 40 outfielders.  I’d still draft him, but I’ll be damned in the poopyseed if I don’t think we’re never going to see more than 400 ABs from this guy ever.

Matt Boyd – Won 5th starter job, i.e., the Tigers said, “Yeah, Boyd!” as they were rocking a giant clock around their neck.

Steven Moya – Was released to waivers, which is odd, because, ya know, he’s the Tigers’ center fielder.  JaCoby Jones is an interesting name.  It’s like, “Damn it, it’s a hard C!”  He’s also interesting because he stands to get playing time in center.  Could be platooning with Tyler Collins.  Jones looks poised to hit .215 with everyday ABs, but could steal some bases and hit for a little power (think 12/15-type player).  Obviously more of an AL-Only play.

Carlos Carrasco – Returned without incident.  I just had an orgasmic sigh of relief.

Lonnie Chisenhall – Will start year on DL.  The Indians did go out and get Encarnacion (which was likely an overpay), but they should be ashamed of themselves for the lack of offense they have.  Their pitching can get them back to the playoffs, but in their starting lineup is:  Giovanny Urshela, Abraham Almonte, Yan Gomes and Tyler Naquin.  They better hope Bradley Zimmer comes in June with a lead pipe and is ready to murder Mrs. Peacock, otherwise they don’t have a clue.

Jung Ho Kang – May not be able to play this season because he flew too close to Mr. Tippler and his Merry Band of Alcoholics and had his work visa revoked.  I’m sure no matter the country, he will retain his POS eligibility.  He was removed from the top 20 3rd basemen and top 500.

Chad Kuhl – Officially won a rotation spot.  Kuhl, man.

Tyler GlasnowPirates are leaning towards him for the 5th rotation spot.  That gives me a Glasnow smile, like I’m in Peaky Blinders.  I have him ranked and projected in the top 100 starters.  Nothing would change if he gets the rotation job, except now I’d expect him to get shut down in August vs. not being around in April.

Jose Berrios – Won’t make the Twins’ rotation.  Berrios should change his name to, “Tyra GIF.”  We were all rooting for you, man.

Kyle Freeland – Leading candidate for 5th spot in Rockies’ rotation or as it’s known on other teams, “You should be in Double-A.”

Scott Kazmir – Will start the year on the DL.  In other news, taco diarrhea burns.

Hyun-Jin Ryu– Will start the year in the rotation.  Dave Roberts said so, then stole second.  I’m not moving Ryu in my rankings in the top 100 starters.  Sure, he could be a lot better than I have him projected for, or he could get injured within three days of Opening Day.  He’s been on the shelf longer than Tatum O’Neal’s Golden Globe for Paper Moon.

Brandon McCarthy – Won the final Dodgers’ rotation spot over Alex Wood.  Commie bastards in Hollyweird keeping McCarthyism alive and well!  I haven’t touched my starter rankings on any of these guys, because McCarthy averages 17 innings a year, so he won’t last long.  Urias will likely ‘see’ most of the time in the 5th rotation spot this year.

Jhonny Peralta – Will be the starting 3rd baseman, and Jedd Gyorko will play all around the field.  Just call him a circle Gyorko.  This didn’t change anything in my rankings or projections, because this is pretty much how Gyorko played last year and he still hit 30 homers.  Plus, the Superfluous H can’t stay healthy.

Carlos Rodon – MRI came back clean on his tight biceps, no structural issues found.  Sounds like he’s built like a….brick!  House!  He’s mighty mighty!  I haven’t moved Rodon in the rankings, because it sounds like he’ll only miss one start.

Steven Matz – Dealing with elbow irritation.  Is he trying to grow arm hair?  Sorry, I thought I said elbow irrigation.  My b.  Matz is looking at altering his mechanics to avoid elbow pain.  Why didn’t anyone else think of that over the last five years?  Of course, altering mechanics!  Can he throw with his feet?  That would solve everything!  I have Seth Lugo in one deep NL-Only league, and I’d look at Zack Wheeler.  The Matz dream appears to be dying on the vine like, uh, Vine.

Juan Lagares – Out with a strained oblique.  His colander runneth over!

Jon Niese – Cut by Yankees, then re-signed to a minor league contract.  There has been a long shadow over his entire career, but enough about his nose!

Aaron Judge – Appears to be losing the battle of Aarons to Hicks for the right field job, which is ludicrous.  I mean, I like Aaron Hicks, but at what point do the Yankees actually start playing for the future and stop trying to win 84 games and just miss the playoffs.  This is beyond frustrating, especially when you consider Judge is hitting .345 in the spring with only 13 Ks in 58 ABs.

Jordan Montgomery – Vying for the Yankees’ 5th rotation spot.  My quick and dirty take on him is he’s a junkball pitcher who throws like he’s a 37-year-old who has made adjustments from his fireball youth days.  He has decent Ks in the minors (and spring), but junk plays in the minors better than it plays in the majors.  He could be a 4.50 ERA pitcher in the majors with a 6+ K/9 and I wouldn’t be surprised.  Impressed, I am not.  Talk like Yoda, I am doing.

Michael Bourn – Released by the Orioles.  For Bourn, I spy a has-been.

Devon Travis – Optimistic to be ready for Opening Day.  I’m optimistic he can play 150 games this year.  I think my glass is more full than his glass.

Erick Aybar – Will be starting shortstop in San Diego.  Not surprising from an organization that called Jered Weaver their big, offseason free agent signing.  At least Aybar can reach first on one hop unlike Weaver.

Carter Capps – Will start the year on the DL.  I got the feels he’s not going to be right all year, but we’ll see.  I’ve obviously Capps’d my enthusiasm very low.

Jorge Soler – Out with a strained oblique, and will likely miss a week or two of the regular season.  I’m starting to think Jorge Soler is Spanish for “Where the sun don’t shine.”

Raul Mondesi – Won the starting 2B job in Kansas, officially beating out Whit Merrifield.  Whit said, “2B or not 2B, that is the question between me and Mondesi,” then the rest of the team tried not to make eye contact.  Mondesi is ranked on the top 20 2nd basemen.

Peter O’Brien – Optioned to Triple-A Omaha.  Maybe he can be an extra in the next Alexander Payne movie.

Lorenzo Cain – Scratched with a sore oblique.  At least Cain…Sugar! isn’t hiding from his true day-to-day nature.

Alex Cobb – Dealing with a sore lower back.  Sometimes I get a sore upper back from carrying around my wings because I am an angel on earth.

Derek Norris – Signed with the Rays, which essentially moves his value back to where it was when he first signed with the Nats, only without the good lineup around him.  This will also put Norris in mortal danger, because he’s now replacing Psycho Killer, Curt Casali.  Norris has been updated in the top 20 catchers.

Peter Bourjos – Traded to the Rays for a player to be named later.  That player is likely ‘you seriously won’t care.’  When Peter left the White Sox, the players Bourjos’d some out for the player who is no longer there.  On the Rays, Bourjos will be a platoon player and is not interesting for fantasy.

Jacob May – But the new White Sox center fielder is interesting!  That was confusing if you didn’t read Bourjos’ blurb.  In the minors last year, May stole 19 bags in only 83 games.  Jarrod Dyson just changed his name to Jacob May, didn’t he?  Doode, you’re so busted!  Go back to the Mariners before I tell on you!  I’m a snitch, yo!  May is a decent endgame flyer for SAGNOF, but he only hit .266 in Triple-A, doesn’t walk and wouldn’t be surprised if he is overmatched in the majors and platoons with Leury Garcia.

A.J. Pierzynski – Retired from baseball.  We are now left with only one A.J. Pollock in the majors.

Robbie Grossman – Paul Molitor said Grossman should be ready for Opening Day.  He then added, “Holy f*ck this team is bad if I’m excited about Robbie Grossman.”

Byung Ho Park – Blistering the baseball this spring.  Him, Jabari Blash and Jesus Aguilar are a fire emoji that is humping an eggplant emoji.  With that said, spring training stats mean about as much as postseason stats, and what a guy did in June of last year and what a player does home or away in a new park after they’re traded.  It means nothing.  Last year, Maikel Franco led the spring with 9 homers.  He was fine last year, but did you get a sense he was all-world after that spring?  Michael Taylor hit .453 last spring; Chad Pennington hit .404; Brandon Belt had five homers and a .780 SLG.  It’s meaningless.  If you want to take a last round flyer on a guy hitting in the spring, it’s fine by me, but he’ll likely be the first guy off your team in April.

Scooter Gennett – Claimed off waivers by Reds.  Scooter will play all around the field, bringing along his own transportation.

Devin Mesoraco – Out for Opening Day.  I can’t believe I drafted this schmohawk in Tout Wars.  He should make teams beautiful by comparison, but it just never works out that way.

Desmond Jennings – Re-assigned to minor league camp.  Desmond is a constant all right, a constant disappointment.  Snap!

Raisel Iglesias – Church threw a side session and felt fine.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he won’t feel fine by mid-April.  I own Drew Storen in a few leagues, for what it’s Werth.

Amir Garrett – Him and Rookie Davis won two rotation spots on the Reds’ staff.  Muslim Mrs. Garrett and Placeholder Rookie aren’t interesting outside of deep, NL-Only leagues.  Muslim Mrs. Garrett at least could get some Ks while providing life experience to a group of kids at an all-girls’ boarding school.

Bronson Arroyo – Won the final Reds’ rotation spot.  He did it with a fastball that scouts describe as “Ultimate Frisbee-esque.”

David Price – Am I the only one sick of David Price updates?  Now, the Red Sox say he’ll be back in May.  As I’ve said previously, they are going to say he’ll be back, then he’s going to try to come back, then they’re gonna say he’s not ready, then they’re going to say, “Hey, is everyone meeting at O’Brien’s tonight?”  Then they’re gonna say, “Oh, you want a Price update?  Yeah, he’ll be back in June.”  Then in June they’re going to shut him down for the season.  The crystal ball is pretty specific, what do you want?

Tyler Thornburg – Out with a shoulder impingement.  If Kimbrel goes down now, oofa.  Or as I my autocorrect wanted to right, Timber….sofa!  Which is how I fall onto the couch every night.  I’ve removed Thornburg from my top 500.  I didn’t add in Joe Kelly, but I guess he’s the handcuff now.  *cut to three months later*  And the Red Sox have just traded for Neftali Feliz!

Steven Wright – Threw yesterday with an elastic knee brace.  Said it didn’t affect his pitching, but his soccer game is a mess.

Drew PomeranzRed Sox would like to see him stretched to 90 pitches before committing him to rotation.  Man, Pomeranz needs to pitch on a poor team in a good park in the NL so bad.  Well, guess that should say, “Dawg, Pomeranz…”

Collin McHugh – Won’t be ready to start the year, due to a dead arm.  This sorta thing usually takes care of itself after a week or two, so I’m not too concerned.  I’m also not drafting him, so there’s that.

Colby Rasmus – Will start year on DL with–Oh my God, have you seen his beard? He confused Spring Training with Rumspringa.

 

 
  1. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Hey Grey! 3 options picking 7 of 10 in 6×6 OPS league… what combo would you like to start your draft with if you had to choose one…

    1. Machado/ Edwin
    2. Altuve/ Edwin
    3. Rizzo/ Correa

  2. Big league choo says:
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    1st yr dynasty 12 team h2h 7x 7 with TBs, BB+HBP, Qs, H

    First time in full dynasty league…how’d I do?

    C Grandal
    1B Goldy (Harper went pick b4 ?)
    2B Odor
    3B Rendon
    SS Villar
    MI Semien
    CI Joseph
    OF Pollock
    OF Trumbo
    OF Khris Davis
    OF Yasmany
    OF Leonys Martin
    Util Aledmys Diaz
    BN Thames

    P Cueto
    P Salazar
    P Hill
    P Stroman
    P Taijuan
    P Snell
    P Gsellman
    P Norris
    Rp Giles
    Rp Herrera
    Rp Holland
    Rp Montgomery
    Rp Capps

    NA Meadows
    NA Brinson
    NA Alex Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big league choo: You look weak on AVG, which could affect TBs, OBP might be low too… Pitching looks fine

  3. CardFan says:
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    12 team NL only, $260, 5 by 5 league with 8 keepers. I have 6 keepers for sure with Bryant at $20, Arenado at$24, Villar at$12, J Peraza at $10, Drury at $1, Votto at$35 My choices for the final 2 are Matz at $7, D Hudson at $1, S Phelps at $1, Duda at $5, Granderson in last year at $11, Flores at $7, Cueto at $30 J Peralta at $6 All the other options but Granderson can be kept for 2 years. Who would you keep as the final 2?

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Familia will miss 8 saves…..in 15 games? That’s quite an awesome pace of missing out on things. Does FOMO haunt you like that in all aspects of life Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I docked him 7 saves, said 6-8, you wanna dock him 5-6 saves? I’m cool with it

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I docked him 10 just for being a dick

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: So 7games in 15 games means that you would have been projecting him for (7/15) * 162 = 75.6 saves for the full season. We’ll round that up to 76, not only cuz it’s the closest number, but also cuz he’ll be ready to go out of the gate, so that is a full season 76, less the 7 you are docking him …. news flash!! Extra extra read all about it!! Grey Albright projects Jeurys Familia for 69 saves this season after he comes back from his suspension! Get him while he’s cheap, boys, it’s gonna be quite a season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Simply Fred

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      @Manley Ramirez: I am a numbers guy. And, yes, the prorated loss would be 4.7. And, Grey often thinks outside the straight numbers. Not to read HIS miind, but it does stand to reason that if Reed is successful in his short stint, then the manager might go to him a few more times during the season (due to workload, etc.). Hence, more saves lost to Familia than just the prorated number…

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    I’ve got my H2H 11×11 categories keeper team all set. That was a mouthful. That’s what “she” said. Wait who?
    Categories include:
    Holds, Saves, QS, OPS, other normal baseball stats …
    What’re your thoughts of this team?

    C. McCann
    1b. Pujols
    2b. LaMehieu
    3b. Castellanos
    SS. Lindor
    OF. Betts
    OF. Cruz
    OF Fowler
    Util: Hosmer/Brantley/ Moncada (fingers crossed for a May call up)

    SP. Tanaka
    SP. Hernandez
    SP. Maeda
    RP. Diaz
    RP Britton
    RP. M. Bush
    Bench: Wacha, Fulmer, Nova, Bundy.

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s a 12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Your hitting looks like a deeper than 12 team league, which isn’t great… It does have nicely balanced hitters which is great… I wish your 1B was better, Pujols feels more like a UTIL bat in this shallow of a league… Your pitching is fine, solid

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the review man. I’ve got some work to do this season. However, if Pujols plays in 150 games & Hosmer puts it all together at age 27, then I think I’ll survive what seems to be a lackluster first base platoon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  6. nrgles smrgles says:
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    Grey,

    ” damned in the poopyseed “…. just saying– Yea baby Yea baseballs a coming, woohoo!

  7. JVanSlyke says:
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    Hi Grey
    New Logic album announced!

    10 team standard roto

    C: Perez
    1b Goldie
    2b Odor
    3b Rendon
    SS Story
    Of marte
    Of Springer
    Of Buxton
    Until Duvall
    Bench Mazara

    SP: Duffy, maeda hill McCullers Paxton
    RP Kimbrel Diaz Bedrosian

    I hate having a bench bat but can’t decide between Mazara and Buxton. Dahl & Deshields also available, should I drop any for either?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVanSlyke: Announced and dropped? Dahl

      • JVanSlyke says:
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        @Grey:

        Announced, may 5th is the release date
        I’ve never seen you reference the Cunninlynguists but they look to have a surprise release tomorrow. Their producer, Kno, is a top 3 IMO

        Any needs that should be addressed with the team above? Avg and SP are concerns but war room seemed to think that SBs are an issue and everything else is good

        Thanks!

  8. hondo says:
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    What’s love got to do with the Mets?Bo Nats!

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: Dangerous love that is,and Go Nats!

      It’s early,my body isn’t on the proper 3 AM wake up schedule yet.It’s still spring training.

  9. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Good God that beard looks uncomfortable.

  10. Dileo says:
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    Grey-
    In a limited pickups (7 for the season) league. Already have miggy-bird-joseph at 1b and desmond Waiting in the wings. Do i cut moreland for Hernan Perez and use his mult eleg. Its a points league, curious if you think perez sees enough AB to justify this move? Needless to say a guy who qualifies at 5 positions is a nice plus to have.

    Thanks!!!

    PS- the trade mkt for a guy like Moreland is thin

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dileo:
      Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dileo: Perez is a utility player

  11. BraveArnie says:
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    Hi Grey – thanks for the great advice, I won my 16 team H2H 5×5, OPS and QS league twice in a row thanks to you!
    What do you think of my team and what should I improve :
    Murphy
    Goldschmidt
    Segura
    C. Hernandez
    Bregman
    Rizzo
    Cruz
    JUpton
    Inciarte
    Peralta
    Hosmer
    Archer
    Paxton
    J. Gray
    S. Gray
    Hammel
    ERod
    Folty
    Kimbrel
    Madson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BraveArnie: You went Gray heavy by one, not including myself… Your pitching in general is suspect… I like the hitting tho a lot for 16 teams

  12. Scott steelers says:
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    12 team 5 keepers league. H2H what cha think??
    C-Zunino
    1b-Morales
    2nd-Villar
    SS-A. Russell
    3rd-Arenado
    OF-Springer
    OF-Polanco
    OF-Turner
    Util-Lamb
    Bn-Desmond, Healy, addison Russell

    Sp-Tanaka, Verlander, a. Sanchez, Roark, Ray, Wacha, Wright
    Rp-Diaz, Herrera, Cam

    • Scott steelers says:
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      @Scott steelers: Ozuna on the bench instead of a Russell #2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott steelers: Looks like a solid hitting team, don’t love a lot of the guys you have on your pitching staff but you know that from my rankings

  13. The Great Knoche says:
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    Rasmus looks like he’s been getting Mesoraco DNA injected into him on a regular basis. Likely his pubic DNA.

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up!!

    a. On the Cobb blurb, I also suffer from lower back pain funny how it doesn’t affect me as much. But then, I mostly use my back for my two favorite sports – eating and sleeping.

    b. On the Norris blurb, kudos! At least he signed somewhere. At least he’ll get some ABs in Yankee Stadium and SkyDome (please don’t say The Skydome).

    c. Grey!! Too funny on the Mesoraco blurb, it reminded me of something from ‘The Game’ (Neil Strauss). Our five (5) girl readers can confirm. Some women invite their ugly friends to tag along with them when they go out so that when I guy looks at them it becomes obvious whom to choose.

    d. OMG on Colby’s beard. Even more OMG? Why u dissin’ your boy Colby? Just not like you, that’s all.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Another Dan says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      c) I had a mate at University (college to you guys) who would always go for the ‘ugly’ friend because they were more “grateful”.

      • 56 and still in it to win it says:
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        @Another Dan: from a good friends older brother (and Jersey Knights) motorcycle “club” member. “You don’t f the face”. That’s loving guidance right there.

        • Justin says:
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          @56 and still in it to win it: my old man told me when I was 14, he says “hook up with the fat ugly chicks, they will do whatever you want because they don’t know when their going to get some again” lmfao

          This came from the guy who told me to walk up to chicks in a bar and ask them if they want to f*** . He says you’ll either get slapped or f*****. I have been slapped a lot but I’ve been F***** a few time too!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. Thanks! C. Exactly! D. It’s so awful

  15. The Great Knoche says:
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    Since I missed out yesterday. Here’s my NFBC debacle.

    C Rupp- (16)
    C Leon – (23)
    1B Freeman -(2)
    2B Kinsler (6)
    SS Russell (9)
    3B Seager (4)
    MI Swanson (14)
    CI Solarte (19)
    OF Harper (1)
    OF JD (3)
    OF Broxton (10)
    OF Mazara (11)
    OF C Dick (18)
    U Reyes (20)

    Bench Bats – Tilson (24), Souza (26), Flores (27), Lowrie (29), Altherr (31), Seth Smith (33), Lind (34), Mercer (35), C. Perez (36), Salty (42), Kike (45), Motter (46), Bonifacio (47), Mel Rojas (49)

    P Hendricks (5)
    P C. Allen (7)
    P Greinke (8)
    P Manaea (12)
    P J. Johnson (13)
    P Cotton (15)
    P Lynn (17)
    P Skaggs (21)
    P Reed (22) – Familia should have got 30!

    Bench Arms – T. Anderson (25), Kuhl (28), Tomlin (30), Wheeler (32), Lewis (37), Garza (38), Hahn (39), Kyle Gibson (40), Carlos Torres (41)Bryan MItchell (43), Hoffman (44), Nick Vincent (48), German Marquez (50)

    Was fairly happy with starting group of bats, altough Broxton and Mazara decide whether it sinks or swims.

    Pitchers though, Hopefully nobody gets hurt on that side and my upside guys all turn out. I Think I have enough depth…they just suck. Way too many Rockies pitchers.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Yeah, your pitchers, man. Hendricks as your ace isn’t great and the drop off from there could be a long one. I’m crossing my fingers for ya!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: I’m going with the upside to win the whole thing theory. But yeah, this could get ugly.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @The Great Knoche:
          Thats close to a Padres pitching staff..lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Agree w/ Cram — tho I will say if you can get IP and a guy with say Kershaw doesn’t have 6-7 SPs going and getting IP, you can be okay… Health is so important… I don’t love Kinsler, Reyes and C-Dick, but you have nice depth on hitting

  16. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Love seeing the column formatted like this, opening day almost here! I don’t really have a question but my neighbor was mowing his lawn at 6:30 this morning and it has turned me into a noodle. We live in a society people

    Baseball Tavern > O’Briens

  17. Jason says:
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    Thanks for the updates Grey!

    Draft 3 of 4 results:

    Yahoo 12 team ROTO standard 5 x 5 21 roster slots
    162 games played each position max
    1250 innings pitched max
    Unlimited moves

    C- MARTIN
    1B- FREEMAN
    2B- SCHOOP
    3B- FRANCO
    SS- RUSSELL
    OF- TROUT
    OF- SPRINGER
    OF- POLANCO
    UT- PERAZA
    BN- MILLER
    BN- J. RAMIREZ

    SP- MARTINEZ
    SP- MAEDA
    RP- GILES
    RP- COLOME
    P- PINEDA
    P- HILL
    P- WALKER
    BN- J. GRAY
    BN- GLOVER
    BN- BUSH

    Thoughts appreciated thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Love this team, if I had to quibble, you’re low on AVG, minor issue

  18. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Would you drop Ender Inciarte for DeLino DeShiElds? jk I already did

    True story: I had to autodraft this year and I picked 10 SPs.

    Related story: Would you trade Carrasco for Trumbo? Or Kemp?

    How about DeGrom for Bautista/Peraza?

    • Hugman says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: I did that very thing yesterday, but it felt safe in my league. IF Delino keeps the lead off spot and keeps his everyday spot (which means he continues to get on base and fields his position) I personally think he’ll steal more bases, score a few more runs, and hit a couple more homers. Big IF. I like to gamble though.

    • Grey

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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Must almost be Opening Day w/ a flyover by BVV, good to see ya…. I’d take Trumbo and Bautista/Peraza

  19. Rabbit says:
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    So this isn’t apropos of much, but you did reference the Commodores’ Brick House, an excellent 70s song that is screaming to be re-done by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, ala Ohio Players’ Roller Coaster. In Brick House, the refrain has the line “She’s the one, the only one, built like an Amazon,” referring to the Amazonian women of Greek mythology. Here’s the thing though: the Amazons would cut off their left breast as part of their training, because doing so made it easier for them to pull back and aim their bow and arrows (assuming they were shooting with their right arm aiming). So “built like an Amazon” means that a woman is awfully unbalanced. After I learned that fact, I no longer trusted any Commodores’ lyrics. I mean, was your Sunday morning all that easy? Sure, there was scrapple for Sunday brunch, but my parents forced us to go to Catholic Mass every Sunday growing up, and that was hard, my friend. So f— the Commodores. F— them, I say.

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @Rabbit: LOL

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Rabbit: Ha, good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: Well, yeah, they did say he was structurally sound like a brick house

  20. Benji says:
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    Hey thanks for all the help!!!

    Looking to repeat as champs again this year!!!

    10 team 5 x 5 (obp), 3 keepers

    C Lucroy
    1B Abreu
    2B Turner -k
    SS Machado -k
    3B Lamb
    OF Blackmon -k
    OF Polanco
    OF Trumbo
    U Peraza
    U Broxton

    Bench
    Kepler

    Pitching
    Darvish
    McCullers
    Paxton
    Snell
    Urias
    Velazquez
    Harvey
    Kimbrel
    W Davis
    Giles
    Robertson
    J Gomez

    DRAFT seemed strange, I was able to load up power. And took a bunch of guys that I normally wouldn’t take bc they kept dropping like Lucroy and the closers. Don’t love Harvey but he went really late. Plan on streaming pitching a good amount.

    How did it go ?

    • Grey

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      @Benji: Solid looking team, bit injury risky on SP, Urias is totally ownable in 10 teamer, and a tad low on power

  21. Shaggy says:
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    Wow Grey,

    You’re on fire this morning; lovin’ the Boyd, Gyorko and Rodon comments.

    Personally, I think those big clock necklaces are due for a comeback.

    • Grey

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      @Shaggy: Thanks! Agreed!

  22. Green monster says:
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    Good morning grey! Baseball season is back, doing the happy dance!

    I drafted last night just seeing what you think of the team it’s H2H points/ weekly

    C; Willson contreras (also eligible at OF)

    1b: Jose abreu

    2b: pedroia

    3b: Todd Frazier

    SS: dansby swanson

    IF: Miguel sanu (eligibility at 3b, OF & DH)

    OF: Bryce Harper
    OF: cespedes
    OF: Schwarber
    OF: benintendi

    DH: Carlos Santana (also eligible at 1b)

    Utility: Javier Baez (eligibility at 2b, 3b & SS)
    Utility: jay Bruce

    Bench: Greg bird, Pablo Sandoval, Logan forsythe, Brandon drury also eligible at 3b & OF

    SP: kershaw
    SP: syndergaard
    SP: darvish
    SP: gerrit Cole
    SP: lance McCullers
    SP: Jon gray

    RP: neftali feliz
    RP: AJ Ramos

    Bench: Sean manneana, Michael Wacha (SP/RP), joe Kelly (SP/RP), Blake snell. I drafted with the last pick Barry zito to just use him as a player to drop to have an extra roster spot , I’m also thinking dropping joe Kelly too

    Available SPs:
    Ian Kennedy, gio Gonzalez, Robert gsellman, bartolo colon, cotton, Trevor Bauer

    Available RPs:
    Shawn kelley, Ryan madsen, Greg holland, Addison Reed

    Thanks grey & I look forward to your insight this year

    • Green monster says:
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      @Green monster:

      Also some available bats

      C: Wellington Castillo

      Other bats: gyorko (2b,3b,SS), tim Anderson, Corey Dickerson (OF/DH), hunter pence, matt wieters, CJ cron

      • Green monster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you mr grey! I look forward to your posts this season!!

  23. PED Inc says:
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    First off thanks for all the hard work Grey! This is my first year in a 10 team h2h 5×5 league (after years of points leagues) and your rankings and tools were incredibly useful. As hard as it was to not join the madness and start drafting pitchers when they began flying off the board in the first rounds I stuck to your rankings and I ended up with a lot of players in your top 100. Please let me know if you see any weaknesses or flaws with this team as there are a lot of solid guys still out there.
    I will be streaming some as we do have five add/drops per week and daily lineup changes. Thanks!

    C Russel Martin (final pick)
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Odor
    3B Lamb
    SS Story
    MI Segura
    CI Myers
    OF T. Turner
    OF Stanton
    OF Benentindi
    U Kepler

    BN Desmond
    BN Bird

    SP Carrasco
    SP Tanaka
    RP Betances
    RP Watson
    P Paxton
    P Maeda
    P Stroman
    P McCullers
    P Nova
    P Wacha
    P G. Holland

    I will be able to place Desmond on IR so that will free up one more spot until he comes back and that spot will likely be used for steaming until that time. I don’t love my RP I’m just going to have to Sagnof the crap out of it or wait until someone emerges.
    Other than that do you see any glaring needs or concerns? Like I said this is my first year in this format so it will be a learning year but this has been a very competitive league over the years. I think I was able to capitalize on a lot of guys still stuck in the points mindset where pitchers have a lot more value.

    Thanks for the help buddy!

    • Grey

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      @PED Inc: No problem, thanks! I think your team looks solid, but it’s a shallow league so just about everyone’s team in the league will look solid, you’ll need to work waivers all season

  24. Luvdarooks says:
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    25 million to spend on 30 players -12 team mix ed 6×6
    OBP also doubles + triples is a category.
    PITCHING: LOSSES COUNT
    I am expansion so have 3 picks of the Following that I see with most value. Who are best 3 picks for 2016?
    Fulmer 1.0
    A Sanchez 1.0
    HAMELS 1.0
    Oh 1.0
    Blackmon 3.9
    Lamb 1.0
    Shaw 1

    Also which pitcher is the best ?
    Franco 1
    Healy 1

    • Luvdarooks says:
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      Ugh I mean what picture is the best up from above I know Franko and Heley are part of the crew that I’m asking are they top 3. ?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Luvdarooks: This sentence wasn’t easier to decipher.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Luvdarooks: You know Blackmon is a 2nd rounder right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luvdarooks: Blackmon, Hamels, Lamb…Franco

  25. Mike says:
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    I thought Dusty’s draft was yesterday! Where’s our pen update??? Never did like that guy…

    • Tigres says:
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      Treinan named closer. Dusty FTW!

  26. 56 and still in it to win it says:
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    Grey, Peaky Blinders was great, but had to turn on close captioning cause those accents wer ridic. “WTF did he say – rewind” got old quick. 9 team nl only 23/260, 12 man reserve, and based on your comment that rule was “insane” our limit in FA pickups is now gone! Thx.
    11 Keepers due tomorrow night and we talked before but I have a wild card.
    Myers 17, Peraza 5, Story 9, Reyes 7, Kemp 23, Drury 5
    Lackey 13, CMart $7 for 2yrs or $12 for 3, Taillon $5, Rodney $1. That’s 10 keepers.
    Last keeper was Margot 5 or Cesar H 2, and we sort of agreed on Margot. Does that hold if he starts in minors? We draft off the 40 man so I might get him back for that due to SD prejudice (shameful I know, but true). Wild card is Grey fave Taijuan Walker. Price is 16, which I still think is high, but of course he’s been Cy Young in spring and it appears as though Kershner 37, Madbum 29, Thor, Scherzer 32, Lester 27, Hendricks 19, Teheran 17 Roark, etc (you get the idea) may all be kept. So, 2 or 3 years on CMart if I think I can win this year or next, and who is last keeper – Margot (even if minors?)’ Cesar (4 for 4 sbs in spring) or $16 Walker? And to pay you back, when buying tequila, no matter the brand, always look for anejo. Reposada ok in fallback, silver is what Mexicans use to wash their hubcaps, and anejo is the shizz, delicious, all night long and no hangover. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

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      @56 and still in it to win it: I only watched one episode of Peaky, accents got old faster for me… You can go Cesar if Margot in minors

      • 56 and still in it to win it says:
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        @The Great Knoche: C’mon bro. Rice Krispies and the rest are kiddie sugar high.
        @Grey: show was great, Sam Neil, Tom Hardy, but had to pay attention to cc, much like narcos, also great but tough to watch without cc if not fluent in Spanish.

  27. Don says:
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    Please rank these cereals: Rice Krispies Treats Cereal, Fruity Pebbles, Golden Grahams, Count Chocoula

    Also, I have 4 closers in a 10-team 5×5 mixed. Should I roster Bearclaw to pad Ks and ratios or a Jeanmar/Kintzler to pad saves and ruin the rest?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Don: Fruity Pebbles, Count Choc, GG, Rice Krispies.

      In only a 10 teamer I’d want the extra saves at the start of the year with Jeanmar/Kintzler. If they work out, great, if not there will be plenty of K/Ratio guys on waiver wire in 10 teamer later.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Don: Bearclaws are a sugary, carby pastry and you’re asking a centuries old strategy question. Take the saves lead then reassess.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Don: Fruity Pebbles…Golden Grahams…Count…Rice Krispies
      2. Sure

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Don:
      What no Cap’n Crunch?

      Fruity Pebbles, Golden Grahams, Count Chocoula, Rice Krispies Treats Cereal.

      Agree with others on the baseball question..lol

      • Don says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: The Cap’n tends to leave tiny cuts all over the roof of my mouth. Otherwise, they’d be up there.

    • Grey

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      @Don: Agree w/ Knoche

      Go w/ crappy closers

      Good to see your avatar!

    • Packing says:
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      @Don: Cinammon toast crunch.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Packing: none are right, here’s what is: PEANUT BUTTER captn WITH cinnamon toast crunch. best thing ever.

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @Don: underrated cereal: Cinnamon Life

      • Grey

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        Ugh, so good

  28. On paper all-stars says:
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    I have a ton of young talent at MI and have a chance to get harper and trout. How would you rank the following to trade for either or both of those guys. It is a keeper league with no penalties for keeping players.

    Altuve, bogaerts, correa, moncada, trea turner.

    Do you like anyone from the list better than trout or harper over the next 5-7 years?

    Also, drafted max Kepler on your hype, but he has looked shaky. Do you like Kepler or deshields ros?

    • Roughneck Odors says:
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      @On paper all-stars: Who do you like better between Correa and Turner as long-term keepers?

  29. WDH says:
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    I just had my draft, 10 Team ROTO 5X5 Please lay it on me and tell me what you think, like/dislike. Good/Bad? Thank you!

    C Gary Sanchez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Rougned Odor
    3B Anthony Rendon
    SS Carlson Correa
    OF Ian Desmond
    OF Mark Trumbo
    OF Andrew Benintendi
    UTIL Freddie Freeman
    UTIL Albert Pujols

    Bench Max Kepler (fill in for injured Desmond)

    SP Danny Duffy
    SP Danny Salazar
    SP John Lackey
    SP Kevin Gausman
    SP Michael Pineda
    SP Jon Gray
    SP Robbie Ray
    SP Jason Hammel
    SP Ivan Nova

    RP Ken Giles
    RP David Robertson
    RP Ryan Madson

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @WDH: Don’t see you needing Owings so I’d lose him

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @WDH: Opps that comment was for below

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: *Oops (is it monday?)

    • Grey

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      @WDH: Agree w/ F — kidding

      I like your hitting, you look low on SBs… Pitching looks solid, nice team overall

  30. Johnc says:
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    To add Deshields, who do I drop….Pillar or Owings or hold?,

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Johnc: Is both an option?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Johnc: Flip a coin, whichever one you need less.

  31. Lt says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Excellent stuff again. 12 team 5×5 h2h league. So two guys drafted all the closers. We start 7 pitchers each week. I have bedrock, tony Watson and Jim Johnson. I can trade Watson for Longo, I start Rendon but have no backup 3rd baseman on my team. I can trade Johnson for Rich Hill. Longo is 20$, Hill 15$ on the top 500 but my starters are more in need. Which move? I know probably Hill but Rendon tweaked the calf and I’m nervous. Thanks again.

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      @Lt:
      Duffy
      Maeda
      McCullers
      Gausman
      Nova
      Ray
      T. Walker
      Paxton
      3 closers

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      Duffy
      Maeda
      McCullers
      Gausman
      Nova
      Ray
      T. Walker
      Paxton
      3 closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Jim Johnson? I’d take Hill

  32. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6, 3 yr. keeper. I doubt if either will be considered for a keeper, but which one for this year….Taillon or Glasnow? Thanks Man!

  33. Brian says:
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    Draft last night for my 12 team 6X5 H2h. Not sure if I like the way my draft ended. So what do you think??

    C Wieters
    1B Freeman
    2B Schoop
    3B Seager
    SS Story
    OF Trout,JD Martinez, Buxton,Pereza
    Bench Dahl,H Perez, N.Walker

    Duffy, Maeda, Roark, Nola, T. Walker, J. Ross, Hammel, Mchugh, Skaggs
    RP Colome, Osuna, Bedrosian

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brian: Why the hell did you draft JD?

      • Brian says:
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        @Cram It:

        I am not sure!!! That picks bothers me also!!

        BB

    • Grey

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      @Brian: I think you have a fairly balanced team, assuming Peraza works… Your pitching looks fine, but you did draft guys I say to avoid, so not sure you followed my rankings

  34. Jody (I'm a boy) says:
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    Hey Grey,

    This is my first year in a head to head league (12 team) so I’d like to get some feedback as to where my weaknesses are (please try to keep the feedback just about my team and not my actual weaknesses!). I think I might end up hurting for saves but I’m pretty happy with the team otherwise.

    C= Salvador Perez
    1B= Cabrera
    2B= Odor
    3B= Bryant
    SS= Jose Peraza
    OF= Sterling Marte
    OF= K. Davis
    OF= O. Herrera
    UTIL= Justin Turner
    SP= Carrasco
    SP= Tanaka
    SP= G. Cole
    SP= A. Nola
    SP= Pineda
    RP= W. Davis
    RP= A. Miller

    Bench: Brad Miller, Grichuk, Devon Travis, Beltran, Snell, Tommy Joseph

    Thanks as always

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @Jody (I’m a boy): saves-wise, I’d try to flip Andrew Miller for someone with a locked down job. Think he’s more valuable in roto

    • Grey

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      @Jody (I’m a boy): I’d say you’re weak on power, high on SBs… Your pitching looks fine, your bench is a mess of hitters

    • Grey

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      @Cram It: Ha, I hope you’re nice and drunk around 7 PM EST

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I will be! I think I’ll be able to manage picking Trout first.

        • Grey

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          If Tehol has 1st pick, and you have 2nd, you might get Trout too

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: My odds just increased 8.3%!

            • Grey

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              Ha, you’re underestimating a full draft right behind Tehol

  35. Ty Inez says:
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    Reports say Rasmus will be playing in the ABL (Amish Baseball League)when he gets off the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty Inez: They’ll definitely be doing barnstorming tour then

  36. Lary says:
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    Would you legit trade away Just Dong for Kepler?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Lary: No

    • Grey

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      @Lary: I wouldn’t b/c I think you can get more, but if you’re sure JD will be better than Kepler this year, I’ll say JD’s games played could be 85

  37. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 (OPS and QS)
    Drop Jaime Garcia or Foltynewicz to roster Raisel Iglesias?

    Also, any word on Koda Glover getting the gig?

    Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bobbo: Jaime Garcia…still pitching…crazy

      The thing about Koda seems to be this: He’s only good in the 9th…he’s got Papelbon-Kimbrelitis…which does actually help his chances…they have Kelley, but he seems to be cool with whatever, whereas Koda has been outspoken as to only wanting to be a closer

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobbo: Lose Garcia

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: so with the announcement that Treinen got the closer gig would you hold Garcia and drop Glover for Iglesias or keep Glover for peripherals?

        • Grey

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          Drop Glover

  38. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Is that a beard or just a hairy bib?…He must be single walking around with that fucking shit.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F:
      Its red neck fungus

    • 2qbn says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Let’s be honest. I bet he kills on Amish night.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: It angers me when people make themselves uglier than they already are

  39. exactly says:
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    I don’t always LOL, but when I do it’s because of gems like this: “He’s been on the shelf longer than Tatum O’Neal’s Golden Globe for Paper Moon.”

    • exactly says:
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      @exactly: Also, 12 team H2H points, drop Smyly for Shelby Miller, Morton, Anibal?

      Smyly has a “soggy arm” – sounds like me every morning.

    • Grey

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      @exactly: The ol’ soggy arm… I’d hold Smyly for now

  40. Zeus says:
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    Grey you killed it today. I feel like you got mesoraco to make the jokes like when Walter White converted to Judaism on Seinfeld. He looks like the Kurgan from Highlander.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Zeus: Those aren’t buoys

  41. Mello Yello says:
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    In hopes to shove it in my Yankee friend’s face in my league, hopefully Birdman goes off this year and the Yanks miss the playoffs…pretty mich everything I’ve ever wanted in life haha

    …they are going to have to score like 1500 runs to make the playoffs and overcome that pitching staff…wow…wow Grey…just…wow

    • Mello Yello says:
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      *much

    • Grey

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      @Mello Yello: They could trade for Quintana and still have an awful staff

  42. brett says:
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    12 team league 6×6 with OPS and hold the extra categories. We keep 5.

    C Sal Perez
    1b C Santana
    2b Travis
    SS Story Keeper
    3b Machado Keeper
    CI Bregman Keeper
    MI Peraza
    OF Harper Keeper
    OF Bryant Keeper
    OF Polonco
    OF Benintendi
    OF Buxton
    Util Broxton

    SP DeGrom
    SP Maeda
    SP T Walker
    SP J Ross
    SP Velazquez
    P Carlos Rodon
    P Nova
    RP Giles
    RP Will Harris
    RP Neris

    B Kepler
    B Moncada
    B Dahl

    I’ll grab 2 more hold guys when Dahl and Rodon hit the dl. Thoughts?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @brett: Vizcaino, Barch, Kelly

    • Grey

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      @brett: I worry about deGrom, I love the hitting, think you’re really balanced (for fantasy)

  43. Ralph Lifshitz

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    I’m honestly going to freak out about Bradley Zimmer not being on this roster. The Indians are effin brain dead. Don’t they realize they have a chance to win it all?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Hey Ralph! So somehow in my keeper league, Zimmer was not drafted (in my defense, I’d already taken Meadows/Tapia in reserve and needed MLB players).

      Post-draft, no minor league guys can be drafted with FAAB until they’re on the 25 man roster. So, when Zimmer gets the call, how much FAAB out of $100 would you spend to try and snag him? Keeper salary for him would be FAAB bid + $3

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Hmmm maybe $10? What’s a high bid in that league? I’m never one to go over the top on a bid.

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: I like $10. And same here. I think that’s pretty reasonable . . . once in a while you get a crazy bid (like someone putting $12 on Koda to kick off FAAB last week), but usually the high bid for a big player will be $8-$12.

    • Grey

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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Instead, they are playing Bond girl, Urshela, so I’m not sure

  44. Roger says:
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    I wonder does Rasmus drive a horse & buggie to the ballpark? Where would he park it? Is the stadium horse friendly?

  45. Cheese says:
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    16 team league: QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, K/BB

    Karns or Boyd?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cheese: I’d go with Karns..kind of a coin flip though

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cheese: Karns. Home park plus team defense gives him the edge. Yes people that matters.

  46. Old School Brother says:
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    12 team Weekly H2H 6×6 (added OPS and QS)

    C Vogt
    1B Rizzo
    2b Odor
    3B Rendon
    SS Correa
    2B/SS Schoop
    1B/3B Carlos Santana
    OF Springer
    OF Pollock
    OF Duvall
    OF Ian Desmond
    OF Mazara
    Util Kepler
    BENCH Dahl
    BENCH Deshizzzzzz

    SP deGrom
    SP Maeda
    SP McCullers
    SP Jon Gray
    SP Rodon
    SP Eickhoff
    RP Francisco Rodriquez
    RP Neffy Feliz
    RP Greg Holland
    RP Jeanmar Gomez

    Gomez will be dropped for another streaming spot once its official Greg Holland will be closing.

    Hoping to start another deGrom arguement, feel free to chime in Jef. At that point in the draft it was either roll the deGrom dice or the Strasburg dice

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Old School Brother: You picked the right one…Grey will say your staff is very risky though due to deGrom. All indications from watching him this spring is he is 100%…Hitting 95 to 97 regularly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Old School Brother: Agree w/ F… deGrom is fine until his bone spurs are poking out of his elbow and Moises Alou is peeing on his elbow to hold it together

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: deGrom doesn’t have bone spurs!!! that’s Thor…..Now it makes sense, you have been confusing the two

        • Old School Brother says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Easy to confuse, both are perfect models of health

  47. PD says:
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    Deshizz went undrafted in my AL only keeper. Now thinking about waiver claim as I get first dibs.

    OF I have are JDMart, Kiermayer, JUpton, Dyson, Holliday,Kepler (Pearce & JoseRameriz if necessary).

    Thinking to drop one of Berrios, RLopez, Hammell or McHugh. First 2 are protected keepers as long as they don’t go in my starting lineup.

    Rest of starters are: Shoemaker, Skaggs, Manaea, Happ, Rodon, Snell, Morton

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PD: Drop Berrios

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: thanks kind sir!

        One more ask to rate my squad. 8 team AL only keeper.

        Draft focus was positional flexibility and speed, load up in SP for diamonds in the rough.

        C – Perez (k)
        1 – Abreu (k)
        2 – Schoop (k)
        3 – Jose Ramirez
        SS – Machado (k)
        MI – Tim Anderson
        CI – Steve Pearce
        OF – JUpton, Kiermayer, Dyson
        U – Holliday

        SP – Snell (k), Happ (k), Manaea (k), Shoemaker, Skaggs
        RP – Kimbrel, Herrera, MattBush, NateJones

        Bench B – Gregarious, JDMart (k), Devers, Kepler (k)
        Bench P – Morton, Hammel, McHugh, Rodon, RLopez, Berrios

        * Claim in for Deshizz, dropping Berrios

        Thoughts ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It looks solid, bit low on power but good on speed… pitching looks a tad iffy without an ace

  48. Sam says:
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    Grey and Razzball posters,

    Which side (12 team std 5×5 roto c, 1b, 2B, 3B, ss, mi, ci, 5of, Util, 9P, 5Bn):

    Votto/Kemp/Snell/Cotton
    or
    CarGo/Kenley/Salazar/Drury?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sam: Votto side for me but would also depend on needs

      • Sam says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks for the opinion (I took the Votto side… needed 1B and was loaded at RP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Agree w/ F

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Branta says:
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    “Aaron Judge – Appears to be losing the battle of Aarons to Hicks for the right field job, which is ludicrous. I mean, I like Aaron Hicks, but at what point do the Yankees actually start playing for the future and stop trying to win 84 games and just miss the playoffs. This is beyond frustrating, especially when you consider Judge is hitting .345 in the spring with only 13 Ks in 58 ABs.”

    Thank you, Grey, for writing what I am thinking. Joe Girardi can be such a pain in the ass. He’s a coach who wants to appear to be accepting of shifts in culture or how the game is played without actually accepting those changes. You better believe, had Teixeira not retired and McCann not been traded, both would be starting over Bird and Sanchez. Okay, maybe McCann over Sanchez is a little hyperbolic after his crazy rookie season, but still. Can’t stand it.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Branta: Just announced Judge got the job.

      • Packers says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Hip Hip Hooray. A couple of my teams needed that decision.

      • Hawk says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Wait..wait…that can’t be right. The Yankees never make that decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: Thankfully they made the right move and went w/ Judge

      • Branta says:
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        @Grey: Thankfully. Now if only Dusty Baker weren’t the old man yelling at the cloud caricature.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  50. Buxton Turner Overdrive says:
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    Stream McCarthy week 1 at home against the Padres or better off holding someone like Triggs, Wheeler, or Karns for long term upside? Thanks!

  51. Papi Cruz says:
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    Hey G – nice write up as always!!
    Quick question:
    For final MI spot in OPS league:
    Franklin, Owings or Wong?
    Thanks!!

  52. Sven says:
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    Good morning Grey,
    thank you for all your and Razzball’s work. Could you please take a look at my roster?
    10 team H2H league 7×5 (BB/TB), from the 5th spot with two keeper.
    Unfortunately I missed my last 4 picks, which were the two BN catcher and two second baseman. I felt okay with my pitching staff, at one moment…not so much now, based on spring training.
    I could/should add your boy Snell or Wacha, S.Wright, Foltynewicz, Ryu, A.Reed, Neris or DeShields, Kiermaier (well, since I can drop a couple of catchers I guess anyone is better)?
    Trade for a SP or should I take a deep breathe and wait?

    C – R.Martin / McCann / Wieters
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Odor / S.Castro / N.Walker
    3B – K.Bryant
    SS – Lindor
    CI – Longoria
    MI – A.Russell
    LF – Mazara
    CF – Bradley Jr.
    RF – Myers
    OF – Trumbo
    UTIL – Bird

    SP – Carrasco
    SP – Maeda
    RP – A.Miller
    RP – Colome
    P – Lackey
    P – A.Nola
    P – J.Gray
    P – D.Betances
    BN – R.Iglesias

    Thank you very much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sven: Breathe and wait… After you drop 2 catchers for Snell and DeShields

  53. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Judge got the RF job per ESPN. Cody Reed’s lack of a rotation spot is kind of making me nuts. He’s so much better than Rookie “Effin” Davis.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: By “so much better”, you mean the way Hungry-Man’s salisbury steak is so much better than Banquet’s?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Cram It: Hahahaha, no I actually think Reed can be a Top 25 starter in the next two years, but it ain’t looking that way.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Fair enough. I’ve never actually seen him pitch. You would know better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Makes no sense about Reed, easily best young SP they have

    • 56 and still in it to win it says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I think I heard Cincy GM said Rookie will be rookie of the year. Now that’s a bold prediction.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @56 and still in it to win it: He also said Mookie Betts would be Mookie of the year, which is a little less bold. (Even less bold: Chewbacca will be Wookie of the year.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  54. G says:
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    FA

    Thirnburg
    Hey Grey,

    So I’m excited about my keeper league team but wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t post it and get your feedback. Again it a 12 team 7×7 h2h league with TB and OBP added, and Holds in addition to Saves.

    Also wondering if you would drop Cesar Hernandez for any of Ellsbury, Granderson, Folty, Street, Dayton (holds), Triggs, Vizcaino, Lorenzen, Thirnburg (injury but for holds down the line)? Thanks as always.

    C Martin
    1b Encarnacion
    2b Trea Turner (keeper)
    SS Correa (keeper)
    3b. Machado (keeper)
    OF Polanco
    OF Buxton
    OF Benitendi
    Utility Arenado (keeper)
    Utility Carlos Santana
    Bench: Kepler, Tommy Joseph, Cesar Hern

    SPs: Kluber, Hendricks, McCullers, Snell, Nova, Skaggs
    RP: Giles, W Davis, Bedrosian, Bush, Felipe Rivero, Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: You look solid, balanced on hitting and pitching… I love this team… Hold Cesar for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Actually, change my mind, lose Cesar for Dayton

      • G says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Would you lose any of the following for Jharel Cotton?: Pineda, Desclafini (planned to DL whenver), Rodon, or Matz?

    Who do you like most out of Judge, Renfroe, Haniger, and Domingo?

  56. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    So what you want about Rasmus’ beard — he makes some incredible furniture and that’s good enough for me

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: tastes like shit!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  57. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi named Aaron Judge the club’s starting right fielder.

    Zack Wheeler to open as Mets’ fourth starter.

  58. G says:
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    One more quick one. In my other non-keeper 5×5 league would you rather have Judge or Kiermaier as bench bat?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @G:
      Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Agree w/ MP

  59. Hugman says:
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    Grey, your sleeper post on DeShields last year might be your single most persuasive piece of writing to date because we just can’t quit that guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: DeShields is like Beer Belly’s food, only good

      • @Grey: Ooooh, inside joke! I love it (unlike Beer Belly’s truffle fries or whatever the fuck those were).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha,yup!

  60. ERad says:
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    So Spring Training stats don’t matter – this I understand – however, not feeling great after Carrasco’s schalacking yesterday. Cause for concern or just hoping he’s working out the cobwebs in his last ST start?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ERad: Only concern is that he’s healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: As long as he’s healthy, that’s what’s important right now

  61. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Welp, I took the plunge and am now a fellow Odor owner. Does this mean that I should change my team name to The Rougned Riders?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: considering it sounds more like roofie than rough you have other options

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah, but any reference that brings Teddy Roosevelt and DMX to mind simultaneously can’t be that bad

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: I can’t argue that. Btw now I’m thinking of ways to mix Ted Danson and Teddy Roosevelt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Sounds like an off brand Odor eaters

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Are you saying that it’s a little… roughned around the edges? I’ll show myself out…

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Big Magoo: As Letterer of the Rough Riders comic, I appreciate and approve!

  62. Hitler hates Juice says:
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    Luckily I sobered up and did not draft a top 5 catcher, and went with Rupp. Or did I draft a top 5 catcher in Rupp??? The answer is no. I didn’t. But I also didn’t draft a top 5 pitcher, which is what brings me here today. My team is below, and I need advice on what to do with my staff: is there someone in my lineup you see as meh that I should try to sell for a similar caliber pitcher (names suggested would be appreciated) or should I just sail this ship into the horizon?

    C-Rupp
    1b-Miggy
    2b-Altuve
    ss-A Russell
    3b-Turner
    2b/ss-Odor
    1b/3b-Abreu
    Of-Polanco (Can’t break my love for him after his first half last year, thank you sir)
    Of-Benintendi
    Of-Peraza
    Of-Mazara
    Of-Kepler
    Utl-To Jo
    Ben-Just DONG (soon to DL)
    Ben-DeShizz (soon to fantasy MVP)

    This is where it gets ugly…
    Stroman
    Hill
    Lackey
    McCluller
    Vincent Velasquez
    Raise the Church Roof
    Taijuan Walker
    Ivan Nova
    Tony Watson (who?)
    Brandon Mauer (serious who the f*ck are these guys)
    Glasnow (giving him 2 starts)

    Help me Lothario wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hitler hates Juice: I think you can trade Abreu, and CI Joseph if you really want an SP

  63. Huffin Gas says:
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    I need to take several showers just from looking at that picture of Rasmus.

  64. Matt says:
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    In 12 team 5×5 obp instead of avg

    drop Kepler for judge or deshields? Have decent speed

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matt: Hold if you don’t need the speed

  65. Sideshow27 says:
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    Drop a stash of Giolito for Wheeler?

  66. Mark says:
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    Could i please get some feedback on my team? 12 teams, keep 8 plus a “franchise player” who you can keep forever. 8×8 categories (standard plus batter Ks, OBP, SLG // Holds, BBs, CGs):

    C Gattis
    1B Encarnacion (kept)
    2B Villar (kept)
    3B Longoria
    SS Seager (kept)
    IF A. Gonzalez
    LF Brantley
    CF Fowler
    RF Harper (franchise)
    OF Broxton
    UT Odor (kept)
    Bench: Travis, A. Meadows, Senzel

    SP Bumgarner (kept)
    SP Carrasco
    SP Archer (kept)
    SP Cotton
    SP Gray
    SP Wright
    SP Fulmer (kept)
    RP Kimbrel
    RP K-Rod
    RP Ottavino
    RP Hand
    RP Betances (kept)
    RP J. Gomez

    I think I want to trade Odor for a better outfielder, but might wait for Travis to look healthy. Relievers need a bit of work, but I can get off the WW later. Thoughts? Thanks!!!

    • Mark says:
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      @Mark: This is roto, not h2h. Also that’s Sonny Gray, not Jon Gray at SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Aside from your top 3 SPs, it could be a mess… Your hitting is light on power and speed

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! I could trade Odor for Braun, but I’m not sure.. Braun wouldn’t be keepable, and I could theoretically have Odor for several more years. Not even sure it’s that big an upgrade for 2017.

        • Grey

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          No

  67. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    I had a choice and I took Polanco over Myers. How nervous should I be about that decision in light of Polanco’s shoulder?

  68. Mike says:
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    Russell, Wellington, Zunino

    League with Avg and OPS

  69. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    Following up from the contract recommendations from yesterday…thanks for that…I can potentially get an additional 3-year contract by trading away a 3rd round pick for the upcoming season. Would you make that trade? And if so, who would you give a 3 -year to of the following:
    Thoughts from yesterday:
    4-year: Margot ($3)
    3-Year: Schoop ($5)
    2-year: Arrietta ($9), Cole ($7), Kepler ($8)

    Remaining options:
    Rendon- $11
    Mazara- $19
    L. Martin- $1
    Gausman- $9
    Snell- $7
    Smyly- $1

    Are any of these players worth a 3-year? Or a 2-year contract and I could then apply the 3-year to one of the previously mentioned players.
    Thanks.

  70. Jason says:
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    Grey, need some advice….

    5×5 category H2H league (10 team)

    I have T Turner, Villar, Buxton, and J Reyes for speed, but I’m really wanting to add DeShields also.

    Guys I could drop are J Reyes, Buxton, Pederson, or Drury. I like Pederson’s upside and potential, but he seems like the first droppable guy.

    Would you drop any of those players for Deshields, and if so, which one?

  71. ERad says:
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    Looks like JBJr is projected to hit 7th – does that bump him down a little in your hype?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Nah, that could change by April 10th

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Emoji thumbs-up

  72. The old player A, player B game…

    Player A: BB 10.1 %, K 26.4 %, ISO .197, BABIP .363, OBP .356

    Player B: BB 15.9 %, K 22.6 %, ISO .199, BABIP .346, OBP .394

    I actually don’t remember the rules to this game to be honest. So, I’ll just cut to the deepest.
    Player A is, was, let’s go with was, Player A was Brandon Belt from 2015. Player B is, also should prolly go with was here…Player B was…let’s talk about B players for a sec…B players AKA Rocket Asses or Revenue Vampires depending on your point of reference can play a vital role in your organization…they are dependable, capable, steady performers…I’ve also heard that drafting too many B players can kill your startup, but you’re not here reading a comment on a baseball blog because you are starting a startup…or starting anything at all on Thursday afternoon…you’re here to cruise through til Friday or to be scolded by the boiling teapot that is cram…I’m here to say that Player B was also Brandon Belt, from 2016 though. Compare and contrast up above…then come back. Did you notice that the BB% rate went up, the K% rate went down, ISO power remained in the Bryce Harper/George Springer range…which is a range that I would like to eat a grass-fed steak from…or is it from which you would like to eat the hearts of your 11 opponents, but I digress. Did we talk about how his OBP was top ten in all of baseball yet? Or how about how his BABIP isn’t artificially inflated because he hits absolute lasers? But, speaking of artificially inflated…the human candle apple named Bruce is talking about batting Belt second. This is a good spot for counting stats, I’m being told. I’m still optimistic. But, it may be, that it will take getting traded, for him to break out of the Bay. Despite what you may think, it’s not easy being a lefty in San Fran (also please call it San Fran to anyone you know or just happen upon who is from San Fran, they love it.)
    Check out the video and just imagine how hard it must be for him to climb the right field wall. Now add, not being very good in the water and a fear of kayaks…
    https://youtu.be/ls2jv6gAeuk

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: I also hear the love when you call it frisco. Speaking of frisco if you ask them what they call a frisco burger in frisco they will say a burger

      • @J-FOH: Burger? I’m always heading to the Mission…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: That video looked like Hunter Pence trying to stand

      • @Grey: I thought Pence was hatched…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, that’s gay…Oh, thought you meant Mike Pence!

          • @Grey: Oh, is that why you never took me to dinner? Wait…what?

          • @Grey: Thoughts on Belt?
            We were basically right. He broke out in mostly every way with the exception of HRs. He also batted too low in the order. If he sticks in the two hole he could be very productive and if he played for any of 25 other teams I’d guess the HR #’s would be there.

            • Grey

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              Sticking in the two hole is Pence’s problem! Yeah, I don’t disagree about Belt, but there’s no power spike coming like maybe some thought…He’s not becoming a 27-homer guy, he’s a 17-homer one

  73. AJ says:
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    What do you think of this SP staff in a 14 tm mixed keeper with k/bb, Grey? Is this staff going to win me the league or am I going to end up with ~500 IP combined?

    Yu Darvish (keeper)
    Jake deGrom (keeper)
    Lance McCullers
    Aaron Nola
    Jon Gray
    Vince Velasquez

    I went super aggressive with the upside/injury guys under the rationale that a few will hit big time and I’ll replace the others off waivers.

    • Grey

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      @AJ: Looks solid

  74. Luvdarooks says:
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    ILL MAKE IT MORE CLEAR THX
    25 million to spend on 30 players -12 team mix ed 6×6
    OBP and also doubles/triples is a category.
    PITCHING: LOSSES COUNT as category.
    I am expansion so have 3 picks of available pool.

    Who are best 3 picks for 2016? ( don’t want more than one P if I pick any as my 3. PS I am keeping bregman at 1.0 .. have 3 picks left:
    I see with most value. In following :
    Fulmer 1.0
    A Sanchez 1.0
    HAMELS 1.0

    A Russell 1.0
    Blackmon 3.9
    Lamb 1.0
    yelich 2.7
    C Gomez 1.0(Tex)
    E Nunez SF 1.0
    R Healy 1
    Dahl 1.0
    Brantley 1
    Fielder 1
    Benintendi 1
    C Santana 1

    • Luvdarooks says:
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      Which 3 ?

  75. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! I, like most of us, love DeShizz – but not sure I can fit him in the outfield of my 12 team roto keeper, which consists of:

    Polanco, Broxton, Rajai, Jankowski, Peralta
    DL – Dahl and JD Mart (both were injured after the keeper deadline :-| ).

    I have FAAB bids in for the two best OF available on the wire . . . slim pickings of Holliday and DeShizz. I love DeShizz, but I’ve got to prioritize Holliday there, right?

  76. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sort of a random question, but how many closers do you look to start in weekly lineup leagues with normal IP mins and no max? I’ve seen everywhere from 2-4 closers . . . but find myself leaning towards 2 solid closers in order to leverage as many Ks and attractive 2-start guys as possible…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks – yeah, 12 team roto.

  77. jon says:
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    Hey just completed a 12 teamer last night. only a 1 year league

    categories R HR RBI SB AVG W SVK ERA WHIP

    1B-Abreu
    2B-Cano
    3B-Franco
    SS-Correa
    OF-Cespedes
    OF-Bryant
    OF-Piscotty
    UTIL-C.Santana
    UTIL-Lamb
    BENCH- Broxton, Kipnis, Semien, Josh Bell

    SP- Carrasco, Hamels, Meada, Salaazar, Pineda, Gray , Smyly
    RP- Giles, Dyson, Glover

    Anyone I should get rid of as its only a 1 year im thinking Bell could be dropped for a pitcher or more speed? Might deal Franco for an OF with speed and put Bryant at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Bell

  78. jon says:
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    Hey just completed a 12 teamer last night. only a 1 year league

    categories R HR RBI SB AVG W SVK ERA WHIP

    1B-Abreu
    2B-Cano
    3B-Franco
    SS-Correa
    OF-Cespedes
    OF-Bryant
    OF-Piscotty
    UTIL-C.Santana
    UTIL-Lamb
    BENCH- Broxton, Kipnis, Semien, Josh Bell

    SP- Carrasco, Hamels, Meada, Salaazar, Pineda, Gray , Smyly
    RP- Giles, Dyson, Glover

    Anyone I should get rid of as its only a 1 year im thinking Bell could be dropped for a pitcher or more speed? Might deal Franco for an OF with speed and put Bryant at 3B or maybe drop Bell for DeShizz and keep Franco?

  79. jon says:
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    Hey just completed a 12 teamer last night. only a 1 year league

    categories R HR RBI SB AVG- W SV K ERA WHIP

    1B-Abreu
    2B-Cano
    3B-Franco
    SS-Correa
    OF-Cespedes
    OF-Bryant
    OF-Piscotty
    UTIL-C.Santana
    UTIL-Lamb
    BENCH- Broxton, Kipnis, Semien, Josh Bell

    SP- Carrasco, Hamels, Meada, Salaazar, Pineda, Gray , Smyly
    RP- Giles, Dyson, Glover

    Anyone I should get rid of as its only a 1 year im thinking Bell could be dropped for a pitcher or more speed? Might deal Franco for an OF with speed and put Bryant at 3B or maybe drop Bell for DeShizz and keep Franco?

    • jon says:
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      @jon:

      OOOPS Apologize for the triple post.. been having issues all day lol

  80. Joeg414 says:
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    Sorry. But it’s not Glover .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  81. Hurling darvishes says:
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    Correa or turner long term?

  82. Wait, stop me if you’ve heard this one before…a Delino DeShields walks into a fantasy draft. Yada yada yada, “rectum, it damn near killed him!”

    Thanks very much, I’ll be here all week. Tip your bartender, try the veal.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Lucky Dog: How’s your thai chile pineapple hot sauce? Sounds delightful.

      • @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: It is delightful. Not to be confused with Delino – that would be a horrific tasting sauce. I still haven’t quite gotten the taste out of my mouth from last year. At first it was like “Mmmmmm, Delino….tastes like 40-50 steals and 100 runs in the last round of my draft!” but then it quickly soured and tasted like DeShiz.

        heh

        So….not to be Spammy McSpammerson (my stripper name, by the way), but my goal was to make something unique – most pineapple sauces are really sweet and way too pineappley for me. This one is more of a Thai chile hot sauce with notes of pineapple. Those notes are more or less intensified depending on what you pair it with. On tacos al pastor, or on Thai pad see ew, or rice dishes you get the notes of ginger, sesame and the pineapple opens up. On pizza or in pho, the pineapple is reduced to just a hint. It’s a very layered sauce, and more savory than sweet. If you check the reviews on my site you’ll see it’s received more than almost any sauce I make (and all 5-star) yet it’s only been out for 10 months, so my customers dig it too.

        And since I was just forced to spam, I also created a “Razzball” coupon (no quotes) that’ll knock 10% off of your cart. Unlimited and never expires. Uh, unless I do. In which case, technically, all coupons expire.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Lucky Dog: Nice! It’s almost grilling season over here on the east coast so I’ll show my girl and maybe we’ll pick one or two for some chicken fajitas, those are our go-to.

          Randomly, I used to live in the one town in PA where that brewery has your sauces.

          • @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Wow – that is super random! I’ll be at the NY Hot Sauce Expo in a few weeks (Apr 22-23) so if you’re in the Brooklyn area, stop in!
            :)

            • Long Bawls says:
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              @Lucky Dog: The whole point of being on a message board is to stay inside and avoid all human contact. But based on the above, now I maybe have plans for the weekend of the 22nd. Damn!

              • @Long Bawls: It’s one hell of a party! Mention Razzball and I’ll immediately call for securit-er, uh, give you a discount!
                :p

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Lucky Dog: In Pittsburgh or I would.

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Lucky Dog: Haha, zing!

  83. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Grab Treinen if he’s available. Named Closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: I read the tout wars recap on Yahoo last night. You are referred to as a “pageant of a man”. I cannot disagree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, neither can I

  84. Mike says:
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    Who we like more Treinen or AJ Ramos?

  85. B.o.B says:
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    Would you drop Piscotty, Lorenzo Cain or Jose Ramirez for Treinan? My current closers are Osuna and Iglesias. Thanks!

  86. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    With Treinen now the closer in Washington, would you recommend I add him and drop

    1)Neftali Feliz (don’t know which will last longer in the closer role)

    or

    2)Will Harris (the league I’m in has saves and holds. Currently I have 3 closers and 2 holds guys, dropping Harris for Treinen would put me at 4 and 1.. holds have the same categorical weight as saves, but holds guys are easier to come by than closers.)

    or neither and just keep what I have in place?

    Thanks, Jed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey: Damn, you da man. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Trienen just confirmed as new closer in WAS – take him over Gomez PHI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        Thanks Dude. I didn’t realize someone had him hand-cuffed already… so now it’s Gomez or Kintzler, who ya got?

  88. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Tonight is going to be so hot! Periscoping this on Twitter as I will not be defeated. Best of luck to Grey my master as well as Rudy the Kingslayer. We shall meet on the battlefield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will bring a change of blade when I soil mine

  89. JMoney says:
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    What’s Up Grey,

    To confirm, in an OPS league you’re liking DeShizz over David Peralta? Is it confirmed that he’s hitting lead off? I’m heavy on power with only Lindor and Broxton projected for over 20 steals.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked both

  90. SallyCips says:
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    Oh Judge…my Yankeeness is clamoring for you. Should I go Judge over Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  91. Monty says:
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    Drop Musgrove for Gsellman in a points league with QS=5 pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  92. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Thursday Grey!

    New year… Same ol Dusty :(

    Finished my draft last night. 12 team Yahoo H2H 6X6 (OBP/ QS)

    1) How did I do?

    2) Drop any of my starters for Wheeler?

    C- Contreras
    1B- Freeman
    2B- Odor
    3B- Longo
    SS- Story
    OF- Betts/ Duvall / Kepler
    Util- Kendrys / DeShields
    Bench- Dahl

    SP- Cueto / Maeda / Gausman / Pineda / Shoemaker / Gsellman / Cotton
    RP- Davis / Watson / Familia / Bedrosian / Glover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look solid on hitting and pitching, I like the team a lot… Hold for now on Wheeler, or drop Glover

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Gigorilla says:
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    In other news, taco diarrhea burns. what a keeper that one is.

    Moya was a sneak pick in NFBC round 33. Hope he lands somewhere useful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have my doubts, but maybe

      • Gigorilla says:
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        WTF –he’s batting 3rd today at DH for the Tigers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha *shrugs*

  94. Dean Kongslie says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In my 12 team 6×5 H2H league with standard stats + OBP I have the 12th pick. It sounds like Rizzo is going to fall to me (Yay!) but I have no idea who to grab on the rebound. This is a keeper league so the available players are Blackmon, Freeman, Marte.

    I don’t know who to grab because I’m a little afraid of Blackmon and Marte. Would be be insane to go 1B back to back and slot in my UTL?

    My Keepers:
    Dahl
    Peraza
    Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slightly insane

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dean Kongslie:
      I’d take Blackmon..

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @Dean Kongslie: afraid of Blackmon… sounds like a personal problem smh

  95. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    One last ask of opinion please…did my first RCL draft last night. I haven’t done RCL before and am a H2H only guy so it was kind of weird for me strategy-wise but I did my best. Kind of a not-exactly-sexy team but went with function over flare. Any thoughts or advice (besides my obviously shitty average and need to trade for a starter or pick up a long relief Montgomery-type)?

    Thanks!

    C Russel Martin
    1B Edwin Encarnacion
    2B Jean Segura
    3B Todd Frazier
    SS Marcus Semien
    2B/SS Orlando Arcia
    1B/3B Jake Lamb
    OF Mookie Betts
    OF Gregory Polanco
    OF Jackie Bradley
    OF Andrew Benintendi
    OF Dexter Fowler
    UTIL Kendrys Morales
    B Jay Bruce
    B Jacoby Ellsbury
    B CJ Cron

    P Noah Syndergaard
    P Andrew Miller
    P Dellin Betances
    P Ken Giles
    P Aaron Sanchez
    P K-Rod
    P Kyle Barraclough
    P Carter Capps
    P Will Harris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching is excellent, looks like an RCL team… Maybe another SP or two, but you can drop bench bats for those… Your hitting looks light on power, but not awful… Solid team!

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! Pomeranz and Hammel are out there, maybe drop Cron for one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Alex says:
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            @Grey: Word. SP is slim pickins.

  96. Long Bawls says:
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    Ah, back from hibernation! And boy, this cave looks like a bear shat in it all winter.

    Apropos of nothing: since you’re a Jersey boy, did you/do you ever listen to WFMU? I heard some crazy hip-hop/house/??? on Nickel & Dime Radio (some KRS-One and DJ N***a Fox I’d never heard) last night and thought of you–might be your kinda thing. They archive all their programs at wfmu.org.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Good tosee you! Never heard of them or heard them, same I guess

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: I popped out of the ground on Twitter and thought I saw my shadow, but turns out it was just JB standing over me.

        WFMU is a freeform station in Jersey City that archives everything online and is controlled by obsessive DJs, so it’s a good place to hear an hour of Irish hip-hop or Laotian pop or Prince’s bathroom recordings. Not that any of us need any more media.

        2017 is the year of Grey! Same as last year and years before.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or Jon Niese

          This is my year!

  97. As if I needed another reason to hate Dusty Baker. He just super fucked me on saves. I had Kelley and Glover. Was waiting to see how that shook put before picking up Gomez. Both Gomez and Treinen got picked up by my central and eastern time zone competitors. Scrounging for SAGNOFF is not a sexy game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  98. As if I needed another reason to hate Dusty Baker. He just super fucked me on saves. I had Kelley and Glover. Was waiting to see how that shook out before picking up Gomez. Both Gomez and Treinen got picked up by my central and eastern time zone competitors. Scrounging for SAGNOFF is not a sexy game.

  99. The Alchemist says:
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    Treinen = donkeycorn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brain freeze for now

  100. joe is a popular name says:
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    some dude in my league just dropped betances for treinen. should i burn my #2 waiver in him, 12 person standard roto league
    my pitching:
    SP: cole, maeda, salazar, shoemaker, jon gray
    RP: melancon, Bedrosian, feliz, reed.
    would be dropping reed since the familia suspension is so short

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  101. CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!! says:
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    So in a 12 team mixed h2h al/nl points league minus 1 for a K . The pitchers are favored slightly over the hitters……I have the 1st pick should I take Kershaw? the last 2 years 9 and 10 pitchers were taken total in the 1st 2 rounds. Hers how the 1st 2 rounds went last year to give you a idea.

    Clayton Kershaw Paul Goldschmidt Mike Trout Bryce Harper Jake Arrieta Zack Greinke Josh Donaldson Max Scherzer Chris Sale Anthony Rizzo Edwin Encarnacion Carlos Correa Giancarlo Stanton Madison Bumgarner Jose Bautista Jose Altuve Felix Hernandez Andrew McCutchen Buster Posey Dallas Keuchel Manny Machado David Price Nolan Arenado Miguel Cabrera and kris bryant 1st pick round 3……. Last year I had the 1st pick as well and my 1st 3 picks were Kershaw, Miggy and Kris Bryant

    Based on how last year went who would you draft 1st pick in rd 1 and 24th and 25th for example ( would you just take best available here or shoot for a position in this snake draft ) . Being from Chicago and in a Chicago league obviously The Cubs and Sox get drafted a lil higher than most leagues probably….. Thanks for your help !! Good luck this year.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!!:
      I want Trout with the first overall pick.

      • CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!! says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I’m looking for grey’s input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, top SP, top CI

  102. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    hey Grey!

    Carlos Gomez or E Thames for Utl spot?

  103. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. drop any of the following bench bats for treinen or hold – deshizz, margot or dyson? current closers are melancon, bedrosian and gomez.

    thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @herschel: Margot for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  104. Fungazi says:
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    What you think of this rotation for a H2h 12 teamer 5×5 + L & QS, 3 adds per week limit:

    Cole, Tanaka, McCullers, Lackey, Paxton, VV, Glasnow? Was trying to mix safe & upside, but now I’m thinking the whole thing could go south quick.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: eh the categories seems confusing the way I wrote it, I meant 7 x 7 include L & QS on pitching side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks unspectacular but solid

  105. Big league choo says:
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    12 team league

    You mentioned 30$ as the goal per category in your tout wars or nfbc draft, what would be the goal in a 12 team?

    Added up my team totals
    R. 34.2$
    Hr. 55.0$
    RBI. 43.9$
    Avg w/OBP. 24.4$
    Sb. 44.4$
    Tb. 39.1$

  106. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Eickoff, Rodon, Bundy, T Walker – rank them please? thanks!!

  107. The Great Knoche says:
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    I notice Odor didnt make the “Unpickables” list in the new weekly contest…..Looks like it stopped right before around where he would get picked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unpickables?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        New contest started by Malamoney..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like an Adam Sandler movie!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I just read em, You guys write em. Grey’s term according to Malamoney.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah!

  108. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Deshields delighters, just a heads up.
    TEX opens vs. CLE who ranked 30th last year in SB given up.
    In the first month, TEX faces only ONE team (LAA, 8th) that ranks above 17 in giving up SBs. (KC ranks 28).
    May opens (vs./rank):
    HOU/25
    SEA/17
    SD/7
    OAK/20
    PHI/23
    DET/21
    BOS/27

    That’s a lot of swimming up stream…?
    thoughts?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @simply fred:
      Run Delino Jr., RUN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great stuff!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @simply fred: but the Angels have anew catcher (maldonaldo) who according to the beat writers and coaches has a cannon for an arm. Of course we should look at his percentage thrown out last year

      • Simply Fred

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        @J-FOH: Maldonado threw out a very high 40% last year which makes it even tougher for Deshields.
        Just think it makes sense to temper expectations.
        Cust Kayin’

        • J-FOH says:
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          @simply fred: last year when I did the SAGNOF report for the first month or so I found a lot of good data but also learned a few things about catchers. Lucroy is hard as hell to figure out. He went a month of throwing out no one then threw everyone out. Makes you wonder if it was a minor injury, mis communication with pitchers, or him trying to get traded.

          • Simply Fred

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            @J-FOH: sorry, i am no catcher tout. was just assessing deshields challenges. I do appreciate your input, i.e. the additional challenge of maldonado!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  109. Viv Savage says:
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    Correction to Thornburg blurb – *cut to three months later* And the Red Sox have just traded Jason Groome for Neftali Feliz!

  110. J-FOH says:
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    In a non baseball or short jewish guy jokes way I thought of you today. I’ve been helping a client of mine get insurance for his TV pilot. Damn, there are so many ways you can get sued over what you attempt to put out for TV. Have you ever had any legal action come after you in your industry career? I also didn’t realize how may pilots are shot just to sell to someone else so they can recast it, fix it and do what ever they do to it. That’s cray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I should’ve sued some people that stole from me tho, Jamie Kennedy comes to mind

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: we can handle that in a not legal way with some of my friends who make me look regular sized

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d like that

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Are you Malibu’s Most Wanted?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I wanted to go there and was hoping someone did and then comes along the shoemeister!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, one of his other POS movies

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Phew! I was worried. What a douche. Get Jack’s peeps.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jack’s peeps would be like that crew that you get to beat someone up, then they go to that person’s house and that person offers them more money and they turn on you

  111. Jon says:
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    I’m looking to deal an OF for a SP. Which OF matches up with any of these SP? Kepler (73), Pence (113), Jose Ramirez (142), Desmond (168) … Maeda (70), Quintana (80), Stroman (128), Joe Ross (180)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Desmond for Stroman or Quintana, not that order

  112. Wheezy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Can I get a team eval?

    Quick note on the league: 10 teams, could keep 5 players in the previous round they were drafted.

    Big pitching change this year… 7 start minimum, 12 start maximum each week.

    6X7 Categories – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and QS, W, L, K, SV, ERA, WHIP

    C – Mike Zunino (31)
    C – Tom Murphy (32)
    1B – Wil Myers (4)
    2B – Jose Altuve K (1)
    3B – Nolan Arenado K (2)
    SS – Carlos Correa K (12)
    MI – Roughned Odor (3)
    CI – Carlos Santana (9)
    IF – Addison Russell (7)
    LF – Adam Duvall (13)
    CF – Byron Buxton (8)
    RF – Gregory Polanco (5)
    OF – Nomar Mazara K (26)
    OF – Randall Grichuk (21)
    OF – Leonys Martin (23)
    UTIL – Marcus Semien (22)
    UTIL – Domingo Santana (24)
    BN – Jorge Soler (27)
    BN – Jason Heyward (28)
    BN – Cody Bellinger (29)
    BN – Jorge Polanco (30)

    SP – Yu Darvish K (16)
    SP – Carlos Carrasco (6)
    SP – Lance McCullers (10)
    SP – James Paxton (15)
    SP – Aaron Nola (20)
    RP – Kenley Jansen (11)
    RP – Edwin Diaz (14)
    RP – Ken Giles (17)
    P – Andrew Miller (18)
    P – Dellin Betances (19)
    BN – Michael Pineda (25)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching is insane, I’d like to make love to it… Your hitting isn’t bad, but light on power and some of your bench bats are goofy

      • Wheezy says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I went heavy on pitching in the middle rounds, so i was left at the end of the draft looking for outfield flyers since my infield was pretty much set. Hoping Bellinger comes up at some point and leads to a late round keeper for next year. Owned Heyward last two years, hoping he can redeem himself!

        Thanks for the eval. Keep up the great work!

  113. Doc says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS, K/9)

    Decent starting point? I’ll need to shore up the starting pitching.

    C: R Martin
    1b: AuShizz
    2b: Odor
    3b: Red Turner
    SS: Seager
    MI: Russell
    OF/Util: A Jones, Calhoun, ODB, K Davis, Jose Bautista, Deshizznit, Neon Keon, Moncada

    SP: VV, Shoemaker, J. Gray, Snell, Davies, Foltywirewicz,
    RP: Melancon, Ramos, Watson, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It looks solid on hitting, your pitching looks okay, but they will likely give you fits

  114. ryanoger says:
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    10 team weekly h2h 5×5 league (count holds)

    C-Martin
    1-Freeman
    2-Odor
    3-Arenado
    SS- Segura
    OF-Trea Turner, Duvall, Kepler
    Util-Pujols, Schoop
    Bench-Fowler, Mazara, Buxton

    NA- Moncada

    SP-Verlander, Carrasco, Maeda, Duffy, Lackey, T Walker, Jon Gray
    RP-Britton and Melancon

    Thoughts on team and I have 1 spot open who’s my add from the bunch below?

    FAs-Treinen, Glover, S. Wright, Wheeler, Wacha, A Judge, DeShizz?

    dig the write up man, thanks grey!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treinen over Gray, play Fowler over Schoop, you need runs and speed… Mazara maybe for DeShizz is latter gets job for sure

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man!

  115. The Hungarian Hippo says:
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    Hey Grey. Loved the write up as per usual. Don’t know why but the “taco diarrhea burns” part had me laughing haha. Just had my draft last night and wanted your sick and twisted thoughts on it.

    10-team H2H league. Stats are R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG, IP, ERA, WHIP, QS, K/9, Saves + Holds

    C: Perez
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Segura
    SS: Lindor
    3B: Bregman
    OF: Blackmon, Stanton, Buxton
    Util: Carlos Santana, Duvall
    BN: Schoop
    NA: Brinson

    SP: Lester, Carrasco, Hill, Nola, Paxton, Gray, Shoemaker, Nova, Bundy
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Siegrist, Nate Jones

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Your look solid on hitting and pitching, not much to complain about…Guess if I had to quibble Siegrist and Jones are kinda whatever, but that’s obvi minor

      • The Hungarian Hippo says:
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        @Grey: Yea. We just changed from Saves to Saves + Holds and K to K/9 so was going after higher K/9 Holds guys to fill the roster. That’s where my head was at on those guys.

        Thanks again for the feedback

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  116. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Next decision

    Arenado, story, odor

    Rizzo, Correa, odor

  117. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’ve heard of dead arm, elbow fatigue, and all sorts of something-arm-itis.

    But Mr. Servais, WTF is “Soggy Arm”

    Poor Smyly has a Wet Noodle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  118. Stumanji! says:
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    I chose to keep a $41 Arenado over a $3 Bregman for my final keeper in my 10 team H2H league.
    Bregman auctioned for $28 last night.
    This is the only time anybody has ever been mad about owning Arenado. FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll be aight

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, champ. Here’s how my team shook out with draft values (10 team, 5×5 with OPS/QS). I decided to sit out the bidding wars, some things got out of control. I think I got a lot of good value picks but not sure if I should have been a bit more aggressive for a top OF. I ended up pretty SP-heavy so I already made a move today by trading Cole/Oh/Kepler for Desmond/Melancon/Semien:

        C: Martin $1
        1B: Goldy $28 (Keeper)
        2B: Kinsler $22
        3B: Arenado $41 (K)
        SS: Correa $4 (K)
        MI: Schoop $6
        CI: Rizzo $7 (K)
        OF: Bradley $18
        OF: Duvall $14
        OF: Benintendi $17
        OF: Desmond $11 (acquired via trade for Cole $16)
        OF: Peraza $4
        Util: Semien $2 (acquired via trade for Kepler $1)
        BN: Pence $2

        SP: Scherzer $12 (K)
        SP: Duffy $18
        SP: Salazar $16
        P: Maeda $11
        P: Nola $3
        P: A.J. Ramos $3
        P: Cam Bedrosian$2
        RP: Melancon $14 (acquired trade for Oh $8)
        BN: Neftali Feliz $2
        BN: Greg Holland $2
        BN: Rodon $2
        BN: T. Walker $1

        I like my squad I think, but everybody’s team looks good in a shallow league…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with you, your team looks great but many teams prolly will… I’d love to have your team though, especially that pitching, it’s insane… Your hitting might be iffy in spots

  119. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Wondering if you would drop any of the following for Glasnow:

    Ray
    Snell
    Montgomery
    Pineda

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Montgomery in standard league

      • dizzystpizzy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks hombre. Hope your sunburn has become beautiful and bronze by now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m a gorge bronze now

  120. daze says:
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    Grey
    I have draft remorse
    I Sh*t the bed on my pitching.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    C J.T. Realmuto 
    1B Tommy Joseph 
    2B Trea Turner 
    3B Ryon Healy 
    SS Francisco Lindor 
    MI Logan Forsythe 
    CI Alex Bregman 
    OF Kris Bryant 
    OF Byron Buxton 
    OF Stephen Piscotty 
    OF Hunter Renfroe 
    U Jose Bautista 
    U Charlie Blackmon 
    U Giancarlo Stanton 
    3B Todd Frazier
    OF Alex Gordon 
    SP Carlos Carrasco
    SP Sean Manaea 
    SP Danny Salazar 
    SP Jameson Taillon 
    SP Adam Wainwright
    RP Edwin Diaz 
    RP Brandon Maurer 
    RP Seung-Hwan Oh 
    RP Addison Reed 
    SP Lance Lynn 

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams?

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        12 teams 5 X 5
        runs,rbi’s, hr’s, avg sb’s
        era,whip,saves, K’s and net wins

    • Grey

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      You look solid, maybe a hair light on power, but really not bad, I’d be happy with that hitting… SPs are decent until Wainwright, Lynn’s fine…I like the RPs… Nice team, Daze!

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey
        Would you drop Wainright for any of the following
        Liriano, Ryu, Foltynewicz, Zack Davies or Musgrove
        and Drop Reed for Treinen if I could get him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Folty — and yes

  121. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Is Kelley worth rostering at this point? I’m considering kicking him to the curb for someone from this bunch:

    Barraclough, Hand, Storen, Will Harris, Butcher, Devenski, Lorenzen, Doolittle

    Go Bear Claw or Hand and get those sweet sweet Ks?

    Thanks, homie!

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Sorry, Grey. I didn’t realize that Judge wasn’t owned in this league. Dumped Kelley for the allure of dinger upside I need from Judge.

      Closers can suck it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Bearclaw

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Bear Claw is at the top of my watchlist for when Dahl goes to the DL.

        • Grey

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          Yes, sir

  122. dhouse42 says:
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    Took over a team from an awol manager in 12 team, 7×7 roto (5×5 + 2b, 3b, QS, GIDP. lol.). My hitting is bonkers, I think – but the pitching is so bad I dont know if I can recover from that.

    thoughts? i think i need speed, thinking of picking up deshields or dyson. also thinking of shopping bogaerts, and either davis or edwin. what kind of SP should i try to get for those guys?

    c – gattis
    1b – edwin
    2b – trea
    ss – correa
    3b – moose
    if – bogaerts
    of – cruz
    of – carlos gonzalez
    of – khris davis
    util – chris davis
    util – locain
    bench – napoli and elsbury

    pitchers:

    price
    rodon
    matz (lol so many injured pitchers)
    quintana
    nola
    samardzija
    odorizzi
    bundy
    finnegan
    e-rod

    rp
    madson
    nate jones
    treinen

    na spot: giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you have no speed — Maybe ballsy move Bogaerts for Dee Gordon and an upside SP? Price is garbage too, Rodon’s hurt and After Nola is a mishmash of lots of bleh

  123. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. Can you send me a link of your top players where you give notes on all of them please

  124. TLC says:
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    I just got offer Dahl for McCullers in an 8 Keeper 20 team H2H league; thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • TLC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  125. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto,draft strat question,without knowing rest of team what do u think of this outfield? Springer
    JbJ
    Kepler
    Buxton
    Deshields
    Dahl(DL)
    Please let me know good mix or not,need more power or speed or just fine

    • Grey

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      Looks fine

  126. Gigorilla says:
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    Gman – cant wait for the season to start so all these check my rosters for me may actually ask some baseball questions, or narrow their search for DFS gold. I know this bizz is making you the Buffet of fantasyland, but really it must tiring to review all these rosters.

    Meh. uh was right yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  127. Gigorilla says:
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    BTW, I was Kato the room mate brother’s college room mate. Awkward punctuation…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  128. John says:
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    General value…Thoughts on me sending Gausman and Peralta for Ramirez and Giles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  129. Joeg414 says:
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    How long to wait before we cut Glover in a non holds league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can cut him now

  130. Eddie Bear alias Champsok1 says:
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    Happy New Season Grey,
    I have missed your columns and literary genius this past winter & excited for the season to get back into the full swing. honestly, part of what I miss most is the camaraderie and fellas I have been in the same league with for our 15th year now and Razzball & your columns. I don;t have anyone in my regular life that I look as forward to reading/hearing their witty repartee. I know , I need new friends, what can I say) Well enjoy your first daiquiri on me ( sending as I complete this) and would;t mind a quick critique and answer to a question I am almost afraid to ask….
    So here is the team-
    Yahoo- R,Hr, Rbi’s, SB, Avg. & TB’s Pitching cats- W, L, Saves, BB, K’s & ERA
    2 keeper league & was able to keep Trout in 2nd & Villar in 10th

    C- Gattis
    1B- Hanley
    2B- Kindler
    3B-Longoria
    SS- Villar
    Lf- Cespedes
    CF- Trout
    Rf- Mookie B ( love saying his name)
    Utili-/Bench
    Ryan Healy ( Dude looks like a ladyXXX oops hitter)
    Domingo Santana
    Mike Napol
    Keon Broxton

    SP- Hamels
    Salazar
    Happ
    Tanner Roark
    Nova
    RP’s-
    Diaz
    Madsen
    J Gomez
    Andrew Miller

    So, please do not black my IP addy- DeShizz is still on our waiver. DO you see dropping anyone of these guys to pick him up? I loved the guy but the love has wained like love affairs do, haha and not sure I see anyone I want to trade out for him, but what do you think?

    Also, the following guys are on my wire, do you see dropping anyone for any of these guys or stand pat my friend?

    Wire guys-
    A. Judge
    Ryu
    Wacha
    Severino
    Iwakama
    Conforto
    Casilla
    As always and thanks….a drink is on it’s way!

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Your hitting looks great, very solid… Your pitching looks like you punted it… Some safety mixed with some risk, and not a ton of Ks…. Lose Domingo for DeShizz

      • Eddie Bear alias Champsok1 says:
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        @Grey:@Grey: Felt great about my hitting but it was amazing how early quality pitching went off the board, or at least all my targets and closers went so early this year it was crazy…in a perfect world I would not have drafted either Madsen or Gomezbut.

        I thought you mite suggest Domingo…the funny part about that when I had my f1st/who am I lying too, my 2nd love affair with Deshizz I ended up dropping him and picking up Domingo who filled in nicely last year…

        So my worry would be dropping the big guy for the “shiny object” Delino and home breaking my heart like so many girls form the past…oh wait, maybe I broke their hearts but either way…

        Thanks I appreciate the advice as always

  131. Eddie Bear alias Champsok1 says:
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    Hey Grey, where is the “Buy Grey a Daiquiri” link???

    Is it gone?
    Are you on the wagon? What gives? I was trying to show a little love…or do I need to just buy the book to do that?
    Couldn’t find it on the page

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s on razzball.com between posts

  132. Fat Mack says:
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    Senor Grey,

    Would love your thoughts on my team. 16 team, H2H , 6×6 with OPS and Walks Allowed as the extra categories. Bregman/Seager/Harper were all keepers.

    C Travis d’Arnaud $1
    1B Miguel Cabrera $69
    2B Rougned Odor $42
    3B Alex Bregman $1
    SS Corey Seager $1
    OF Bryce Harper $48
    OF Nomar Mazara $9
    OF Max Kepler $2
    UTIL Tim Anderson $11
    BE Leonys Martin $1
    BE Devon Travis $1

    P John Lackey $5
    P Robbie Ray $6
    SP Yu Darvish $34
    SP Lance McCullers $12
    RP Brandon Kintzler $6
    RP Sam Dyson $8
    BE Hector Neris $1
    BE Jason Hammel $1
    BE Daniel Hudson $1

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      The hitting looks like a shallower league, so that’s great… Your pitching looks solid up front, then okay but risky and no saves

      • Fat Mack says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I spent a bit on hitting early and didn’t have enough to build to the pitching staff as I’d want. Hoping Hudson or Neris take the closer gig or at least help the ratios. Looking forward to your updates this year, and thanks for taking the time to respond to all these comments!

  133. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    I’m sure this is probably the thousandth Treinen question you’re going to get…

    10 team h2h OBP limited moves

    SP Strasburg, Carrasco, Maeda, McCullers, Paxton, Nola, Walker, Cotton, Wacha

    RP Dyson, Holland, Bedrosian

    Drop anyone for Treinen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  134. Brett says:
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    12 team league 6×6 with OPS and hold the extra categories.

    C Sal Perez
    1b C Santana
    2b Travis
    SS Story
    3b Machado
    CI Bregman
    MI Peraza
    OF Harper
    OF Bryant
    OF Polonco
    OF Benintendi
    OF Buxton
    Util Broxton
    B Moncada
    B Dahl
    B Kepler

    I have room to add a player do I add Deshields or a holds guy which I can play? What is Deshields upside is he a better play to possibly trade?

    • Grey

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      DeShields over Moncada

  135. Jon says:
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    Which side? Maeda+Thames/Jarrod Dyson/Puig/Heyward/Peralta/Soler OR Pence+Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  136. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey whats up bro? Nice article….In a mixed 6×6 QS as 6th who would you rather….Betances or Barraclough? is the upside for saves worth waiting out the stupidity of MIA? Pick 3 BEAR CLAW Betances, Dyson Hudson 6×6..

    Is thornburg droppable in a 10 team Al only? I cant believe I had called brachs name and said his SMH

    • Grey

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      Betances — I’d wait to DL Thornburg

  137. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    how’s this NL only look? OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, and holds added. and total bases. drafted out of 6th slot, and got the same harper/freeman i’m getting this year in many OPS/OBP leagues.

    C d’arnaud (17, catchers were going too fast to wait longer, some might get backups)
    1B freeman (2)
    2B walker (11, this guy is ridiculously boring and solid in OPS leagues, and is drafted after some worse MI types)
    SS peraza (5)
    3B turner (6, could’ve gone franco here, but OBP)
    MI c.hernandez (18, last starter left at MI with any value, better than mercer)
    CI thames (13, i’ll have to wait 5 games for him to get 1B, rivera till then, could go cactus jesus too)
    OF (4) – harper (1)
    – braun (3)
    – puig (8)
    – inciarte (12)
    util saunders (21)
    BN tj rivera (24, has both of 2B/3B so he’s i guess better backup than cactus jesus)
    NA brinson (23, could’ve gone meadows here, ralph has brinson higher for this year)
    SP (8, will stream the last)
    – stressbird (4)
    – lackey (7)
    – ray (10, really trusting that rater on him, over V2, j.ross, walker, moore)
    – gio g (14)
    – lynn (20, good god this guy is cheap for NL only QS)
    – conley (25, edison out there still)
    RP (4) – ramos (9, good holds guys went quick too)
    – neris (15)
    – knebel (19)
    – capps (22, benoit/salas/romo till he’s back)

    only got the one shaky closer but all 3 of the others could or even should be closing now (neris) or soonish (knebel, esp if he’s healthy, capps)

    2. hold the 5th waiver slot or grab one of murphy/cactus jesus (to see if he steals thames spot right away) or hold it, all AL players traded to NL we use waivers so 5th isn’t bad.

  138. Nitro says:
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    Would you trade Kepler for Piscotty?

  139. Just drafted my 1 money league….I missed Machado by 1 pick in the 1st, with Arenado as a nice consolation prize…. Anyway, here’s what $50 in the kitty and 3 hours buys you these days in a mixed yahoo league with the bunch of cutthroat dirtbags that I call friends:

    10 team league, 6X6 (+OBP/QS) weekly H2H

    C – Russell Martin
    1B – EE
    2B – Neil Walker
    SS – Carlos Correa
    3B – Arenado
    MI – Tim Anderson
    CI – Jose Abreu
    OF – Marte
    OF – Yelich
    OF – A.Jones
    OF – Pederson
    Util – Frazier
    BN – Sano, Enciarte

    SP: Quintana, A.Sanchez, Salazar, McCulters, Nola, Velasquez, Rodon, Nova, Snell, Skaggs, Foltynewicz

    RP: Bedrosian, Jim Johnson, Iglesias, Feliz, Vizcaino

    I pushed my luck a little going 8 full rounds without a SP, especially from the 8 spot where it was a loooooong wait for my #1, but I thought Frazier in the 8th for Util was too hard to pass up. Kind of like the 3rd beer I had that likely contributed to that decision.

    It should have worked if not for that meddling kid (he’s 45) who reached past 5 good SPs to grab Danny Duffy, 1 pick before me, making Quintana my SP1 (last 3 picks before me were Maeda, Cole, Duffy, and I was shooting for Duffy/Quintana at the 9-10 turn.

    My 2B, MI and C were 3 of my last 4 picks and I don’t feel too bad about any of them. Vizcaino because I feel like Jim Johnson needs handcuffing…

    I humbly await your venom and disdain. lol

  140. mike says:
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    Hey Grey I just had my draft last nite and want your opinion. Its a 13 team league with ave and opb. Its has kbb for pitching as well. NO holds involved. Its an auction rotisserie season long points league. Im dropping valencia and can add one player since smyly is on the D.L. So what do you think about my team as a contender and which two should I add Ordrizzi, Strahm,Estrada, Norris , Matt bush, finnagin, Iwakuma, karns,De leon, or just name a pitcher for me that would maybe be available. Pretty much anyone ranked lower then odirizzi is available. Chad green.. Its alot to ask but please give me a rank on my team and two players I should add. Remember I can add one freely but I have to drop valencia to pick up the 2nd. Thanks Razzball for your insight every year.
    C: Kyle Schwarber
    1b: Joey Votto
    2b: Rougned Odor
    3b: Evan Longoria
    Ss: Corey Seager
    Of: Wil Myers
    Of: Jackie Bradly Jr
    Of: Adam Duval
    FLEX: Delino Deshields
    Bench: Ryan Healey, Max Kepler, Carlos Beltran, Jayson Heyward, Leonys Martin, Valencia

    Sp: Noah Syndaguard
    Sp: Jake Arrieta
    Rp: Edwin Diaz
    Rp: David Robertson
    p: John Lackey
    P: Dylan Bundy
    P: Joe kelly
    DL. Drew Smyly

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