This draft is a crock pot vs. a microwave.  A love sesh vs. a ‘hold the moan.’  A nature hike vs. “I’m gonna sit in the car as we drive past some mountains.”  Guys and five girl readers, it’s a slow draft.  This slow draft took about eighteen days, 3 hours, four minutes and–okay, only a lunatic counts seconds.  Not almost 18 days of straight drafting, mind you.  I don’t need to ice my clicky finger.  It’s five minutes of drafting, twelve hours of waiting.  It does allow you to second-guess your picks.  Actually, more like triple-guess.  (Who are we kidding, you quadruple-guess, fiveruple-guess, sextruple-guess, ochocinco-guess your picks.) For those not in the know, it’s a weekly, 15-team, two-catcher league that lasts for 50 rounds and there’s no waivers.  Anyway, here’s my NFBC draft recap:

C: Francisco Mejia — 18th round
C: Austin Barnes — 22nd
1B: Jose Abreu — 5th
2B: Javier Baez — 1st, 12th overall
SS: Xander Bogaerts — 3rd
3B: Jurickson Profar — 10th
MI: Rougned Odor — 7th
CI: Ryan Zimmerman — 21st
OF: Giancarlo Stanton — 2nd
OF: Nicholas Castellanos — 6th
OF: Ramon Laureano — 11th
OF: Jake Bauers — 14th
OF: Cedric Mullins — 16th
UTIL: Austin Hays — 23rd
Bench: Jeimer Candelario (25), Carson Kelly (27), Hunter Dozier (30), Billy McKinney (32), Jason Heyward (34), Kolten Wong (35), Nick Martini (37), Austin Riley (39), Curtis Granderson (42), Alen Hanson (43), Anthony Santander (44), Austin Slater (45), Austin Wynns (47), Drew Jackson (48)

P: Walker Buehler — 4th
P: Jose Leclerc — 8th
P: J.A. Happ — 9th
P: Nathan Eovaldi — 12th
P: Jose Alvarado — 13th
P: Tyler Skaggs — 15th
P: Kyle Gibson — 17th
P: Hunter Strickland — 19th
P: Brandon Woodruff — 20th
Bench: Trevor Richards (24), Tanner Roark (26), Matt Shoemaker (28), Steve Cishek (29), Pablo Lopez (31), Dakota Hudson (33), Nick Kingham (36), Joe Kelly (38), Bryse Wilson (40), Daniel Poncedeleon (41), Yoan Lopez (46), Colin Poche (49), Tanner Scott (50)

NOT TO GET ALL TOUCHY-FEELY, BUT HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES AND TOUCH THIS TEAM?

Like so many of us, I’ve drafted more than one fantasy baseball teams this preseason.  With this addiction love comes a very real side effect, I don’t want to own the same guys in every league.  I mean, you can’t avoid it sometimes — Hey, Cedric Mullins!  What’s up, Ramon Laureano?  Imagine seeing you here, Kyle Gibson.  David Fletcher, nice to see you–Whoa, no David Fletcher? — but when tasked with creating this new team, I leaned heavily on the new and less on the team.  That mental burpee forced my brain to bend down and jump up over a team I love to a team that I’m…okay with.  Lots of new faces that I just need to wear for a few weeks and see how happy I am.  My category targets don’t jump off the page that I should love, love, lurve this team:

It’s like this, “Runs…cool, power…nice…steals…hey, this isn’t bad…average….well, they can’t all be winners…OH MY GOD WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR PITCHING?  MY EYES ARE BURNING.”  I don’t think I’ve ever had a team so bad in Ks before.  When I look at that team, it doesn’t jump off the page as being bad for Ks, but, apparently, I’m blind eh-eff.  To defend myself, the target goals are based on Rudy’s pitcher projections and not my projections.  Unfortunately, I can only ostrich my head into the sand so much, because Rudy had the 2nd best pitcher projections last year, according to Fantasy Pros, and he’s always near the top of the heap.  So…*raspberries lips* By the way, if you want to inject some of Rudy’s magic into your fantasy teams, our fantasy baseball subscriptions are live.  They are in-season tools, it’s not a draft thing.  It’s silly to not use these tools.  Even if you wish to ignore them, it’s a 2nd set of eyes on matchups for hitters and pitchers.

YOU MAY HAVE ENROLLED YOURSELF IN A KARATE CLASS WITH TWENTY 12-YEAR-OLDS, BUT THERE’S NO DEFENSE FOR THIS.

*sighs*  Yeah, I don’t know what happened with the pitching.  It got away from me, and if Walker Buehler isn’t 100%, I’m gonna be less than optimistic about this team.  The one bright spot (if you take a magnifier glass and the sun and shine it on this post) is the pitching totals (and hitting) don’t include my bench.  Also, in my favor, I won last year (and the year before), and here’s my staff last year:

P: Yu Darvish – 4th
P: Felipe Vazquez – 6th
P: Trevor Bauer – 8th
P: Michael Wacha – 12th
P: Shane Greene – 14th
P: Rick Porcello – 16th
P: J.A. Happ – 18th
P: Hyun-Jin Ryu – 20th
P: Cam Bedrosian – 24th

That staff was way more than I needed last year.  I finished in the top 20 out of something like 1,000+ teams with that team.  So, how?  My bench was:

Bench: Miles Mikolas (25), Trevor Williams (26), Mike Montgomery (30), Nate Karns (32), Brock Stewart (33), Matt Andriese (36), Jake McGee (38), Tyson Ross (39), J.C. Ramirez(42). Trevor Hildenberger (44), Dillon Peters (46), Tyler Beede (48), Justin Nicolino (50)

Okay, dunked on the 1st two, but not a ton jumping out there.  I pretty much need to hit on Trevor Richards, Lopez, Hudson, Kingham or one of those schmohawks.

I KNOW YOU’VE WON YOUR NFBC LEAGUE THE LAST TWO YEARS (HE’S MAKING ME TELL YOU THIS), BUT DID YOU HAVE ANY TAKEAWAYS FROM LAST YEAR THAT HELPED THIS YEAR?

You don’t need to hit on everyone–

YOU’RE DEFENDING YOUR PITCHING AGAIN, AREN’T YOU?

You really need IP and ABs!  Of course, garbage IP or ABs isn’t a good look. Erik Gonzalez is blech in any format.  I also tried to find complementary players when possible.  For unstints, your mileage may vary on Ryan Zimmerman, but Jeimer is Zimm a few rounds later, so when Zimmerman invariably goes down, I slot in Jeimer (in theory) and the team dynamic remains similar.  I don’t suddenly go from a 25-ish homer, .255 hitter to a speed or average guy.  If Laureano goes sideways, nothing is shaken when Martini appears.  If Javier Baez falls back to earth–Okay, if you lose a top guy, it’s hard to recover.  No one is just stepping in.  Speaking of Baez (Profar and Bauers), I didn’t set out to have so much positional eligibility, but, when I hit the later rounds, it was nice to have a lot of guys who could play just about everywhere.

SNOOZE!  OKAY, ONE LAST QUESTION, YOU HAVE FOUR HOURS TO CHOOSE A PLAYER, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE AN EXCUSE FOR DRAFTING THAT MANY ORIOLES, DO YOU?

At-bats?  Okay, no real excuse.  Drew Jackson sounds like he hosts NFL Today; Santander sounds like me saying Santana; Slater is friends with Zack Morris and Wynns is just a blind gamble.

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hikerboy
hikerboy
3 years ago

Conforto was just dropped in my league but my only droppable guys are Inciarte or Domingo Santana, but man, what a start by Domingo.

I could drop Givens and roll with Allen and Alvarado (there’s technically only TWO RP slots, but also P slots), and place a claim on Conforto?

This would give me one bench bat.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Mondesi hitting all these damn triples.
I need SBs!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

If I felt I needed a third baseman , and I could get Mike moustaskas for Marcel ozuna am I paying too much? I feel like You are high on ozuna this year Yes?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Too much. Moose is gonna have playing time constraints

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Thanks knoche!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Congrats to the people who had Jordan Zimmermann in their daily fantasy lineups

happyharry
happyharry
3 years ago

Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6..Hey I need a WW pick up for Lindor…Tim Anderson, Enrique Hrnandez or Tim Beckham? Thx

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Fletcher or Beckham? OBP league

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago

hampson
hold or drop?

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Would you rather have Jake Lamb or Beckham for a 3B?!

Also, who’s a better overall value IL stash…Kyle Seager or Betances?

Thanks and Happy Opening Day!

goodfold2
goodfold2
3 years ago

looky looky, MIN’s manager with the big brain, using his best RP even though everybody had that guy listed 3rd.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

hmmm, i thought it was almost time for us to start sucking each other’s dicks on this one, i got rogers all over the place (parker too though). in some spots both. but i also till about 5 days ago was drafting kimbrel all over, and luckily do have rogers in most of those leagues (about all of them are holds too though, this being why i have rogers in so many spots, i’m not claiming i’m some soothsayer (except i DID play wong @ chacin over some other “higher” ranked MI today that had worse matchups. wong was REALLY good last year in a sneaky way (like top 5 or something 2B OPS after matheny got thrown into the street where he belonged), and will now ensue not getting jerked around after about 4-5 years of that exact thing. during the matheny jerk around time he also became at least the best defensive 2B in the NL (this isn’t opinion here, the numbers show it clearly from last year)

Ferris
Ferris
3 years ago

NL-ONLY (competition for saves is unpleasant), 10 team roto

What do you think of trying to trade Holland for a possibly good SP who looked bad today (like mikolas, greinke) or a decent SS (like Peraza, rosario)?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Ferris
3 years ago

Closers are the K of FBB. Keep an eye on the news & you’ll be dropping closers to make room for better closers.

Grienke should be on nobody’s list of targets. He’s not a buy low. He’s just low.

I would hold on until you’ve seen a month of baseball & then make moves if you have to. As Jeff Kent said, “relax. enjoy the game!”

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Never Grienke.

I had him that one magical season. I felt very, very, very fortunate.

If Grienke is the answer, you’re asking the wrong question. ;)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Alfaro!

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago

thanks

should i trade Kenley and quintana for blackmon?

h2h yahoo 5×5
i like to stream pitchers; would push braun from OF to until, with Muncy and bench of Alonso, domingo santana

my Rp would be hand, robertson, barnes, and hicks

i probably would cut Hampson? to grab and stash morrow and minter or jefferies.
is is blackmon declining and i should roll with my lineup
c ramos
1 bellinger
2 mondesi
3 rondon
ss villar
of judge
of stanton
of braun
u muncy
u santana
b alonso
b hampson

thank you

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

“Rockies are on pace for 162 wins, Trever Story is on pace for 162 homers. Both would be records”

Cap tip to the Rockies social media person running their twitter account. Hilarious.

lubey
lubey
3 years ago

Hey Grey!
Glad to be back for another year at Razzball!

I was wondering if you guys teamed up with another site for cheaper memberships like last year? Haven’t seemed to find anything and it was such a good deal!

Thanks!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Gotta tip my cap for Alfaro. In the last round I looked at the Razz rankings, and had recently seen your comment about the trade opening the door for opportunity.

TATER!

Thank you, sir. I will never doubt the power of Razz and Grey’s sweet sweet ‘stache.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Lock-blocked!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Feeling a little more nervous about using Caleb Smith or Pablo Lopez now. Even though they’re traditionally crappy on the road, That Rockies line-up is pretty tasty.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Me really likey Palbo but wait to see it first.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What do you reckon to Tyler Anderson AGAINST Lopez? SON has him a solid $10 at this stage…

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Not for me. My opponent had him.

aaron
aaron
3 years ago

uhhh..grey…are you still alive? 2 BOMBS from KIKE? you must be exhausted doing that KIKE dance. is cougs understanding? VERY much looking forward to day one write up at 3 am. love that shit comes out so early. it’s the first thing i read pooping for the next 6 months.

JC
JC
3 years ago

Do you know why Welliington Castillo isn’t playing today?
I know it’s just a catcher, but if he isn’t the starting C would rather drop him sooner rather than later.
Thank you

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Maybe it’s just cause it’s opening day, and I’m paying closer attention, but it seems like there’s a lot of Home Runs today.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Dodgers have 6 by themselves

The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Make that 7

The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Make that 8

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Taking a Victory lap on Baez yet? Too soon?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Nice!
You ignored my survivor complaint earlier haha.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ya that what I said!
So lame.
Almost as lame as Cincy bringing in their “Closer” in the 8th. Haha.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

They give them too many advantages now.
Too much food too.
It’s bascislly like survivor The Ritz-Carlton edition.

My girl: “why you watch if you hate it so much?”
Me: “I don’t know”

normgi
normgi
3 years ago

Do you think Jeffress will be closing when he returns? (It appears he’ll be returning by end of April).

normgi
normgi
3 years ago

Am I correct in assuming the Top-500 (under Ratings) is not supposed to line up with the War Room; i.e.,the Top-500 are your ratings and the War Room are Rudy’s?

web
web
3 years ago

Would you give Jose Abreu and David Peralta for Rhys Hoskins?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

And the first sonavabench of 2019 comes courtesy of Maikel!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My opponent this week has an OF of Harper, Stanton and Springer. Obviously he has a few holes elsewhere, but sheesh.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

All that planning, all that analysis, all that crunching ADP etc etc to get just the team you want.

And still Matt Joyce is just going to pop up and hit a home run

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I left Austin out in the Meadow.
:(

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

On another note, is Luis Castillo this good or are the Pirates this bad? I’m loving the value on him, too….he had a great 2nd half last year so it’s nice to see that continue.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Andrus & Springer both boubcibg back nicely so far. Long season, but loving the value on both.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He was a 20th round MI. He should do better than last year, which is really my only expectation. When you set the bar low, it’s easy to overcome expectations.
;)

I’d bet you a bottle of hot sauce he hits 20+ HRs, but you don’t make hot sauce, so….

Dave D, Licensed Ausmotologist
Dave D, Licensed Ausmotologist
3 years ago

I’m happy so far. My most heavily owned guys: Springer with three run dinger! Bader goes deep too. Peraza already out-hitting, out-scoring Winker ;-)

Plus ¡Acuña! SB from the clean up spot. Love it!!!

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

In a 12 tm Roto 5×5 (OBP, QS, S+H) , I am currently not rostering a catcher. Do you see anybody worth dropping for a catcher such as Beef Castillo, Hedges, Barnhart, BArnes or should I just roll with no catcher?

First time doing roto so not entirely sure how to go about the strategy for the year at this point.

1b – Voit
2b – Albies
3b – Kris Bryant
SS – Mondesi
OF – Betts, Soto, Springer
Util – Dahl
Bench – Domingo, Eloy, Pete Alonso, Tim Anderson

SP – Flaherty, Clevinger, Bieber, Lucchesi, Gibson, Strahm, Paddack
RP – Leclerc, Pressly

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Dynasty 5×5 league… rounds are in parenthesis

Trade? my Stanton (1) for Bellinger (4)?

? ?

We start C / 1B / 2B / SS/ 4 OF / 3 Util

my offense

1B Shaw

2B Hampson/ Schoop

3B Andujar

SS Tim Anderson

OF Trout

OF Harper

OF Stanton

OF Khris Davis

util Franmil

util ramon Laureano

util Jake Bauers

Would you make the move for a younger Bellinger with a slightly better round? Thanks WHIR just leave a link

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Ask me how much I love the McCutcheon pick, go on as-I LOVE IT!
<3

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Not as much as Austin Meadows!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

I left him on my bench. He’s my 6th OF-er
:(

Still happy with having him though.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Good problem to have.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

SOOOOOOOO much.

lol

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Double Wong Dong

Cody Stanton
Cody Stanton
3 years ago

Dynasty 5×5 league… rounds are in parenthesis

Trade? my Stanton (1) for Bellinger (4)?

? ?

We start C / 1B / 2B / SS/ 4 OF / 3 Util

my offense

1B Shaw

2B Hampson/ Schoop

3B Andujar

SS Tim Anderson

OF Trout

OF Harper

OF Stanton

OF Khris Davis

util Franmil

util ramon Laureano

util Jake Bauers

Would you make the move for a younger Bellinger with a slightly better round?

Joey
Joey
3 years ago

Hate asking but my nl keepers are in today draft tomorrow

Last keeper $26 nola or $1 amed rosario

Nl only top 7 starters being kept do i keep nola r keep rosario have alot of bats im keeping acuna rendon hoskins n muncy

Do i keep rosarios cheap speed grab turner n try n regrab nola or keep nola n grab a segura or turner?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Joey
3 years ago

Nola. Especially if you can get Turner or Segura.

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Its an auction so yes i can go 4 either guy turner 40-45 segura might be 30-35 rosario 20+
Nola would be around 40.

knucks
knucks
3 years ago

How obscene is this roster? Its 12 Team standard 5×5 roto. But (similar to the RCL) we have overall standings. This league is one of 13 (156 teams). With this upside… I think I have as good a shot at the overall than anyone else. Inject that upside straight into these veins baby!!!

C- Your Mom
1B- Pete Alonso
2B- McNeil
SS- Treat
3B- Eduardo Escobar
CI-T yler White
MI- Mondesi
OF- Hoskins
OF- Giancarlo
OF- Benintendi
OF- Puig
OF- Eloy
UT- Victor Robles
UT- Cedric Mullins
Bench- Niko Goodrum

P-Clevinger
P-EdRod
P-Happ
P-Robbie Ray
P-Woodruff
P-Paddack
P-Treinen
P-Wade Davis
P-Strickland
P-Givens
Bench- Seranthony, Sergio Romo, Steckenrider, Blake Parker, Greg Holland

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

Infield is so not fetch!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

It’ll look a bit better when Hoskins is in there at 1B and I can play the hot hand at CI between Alonso/White. But I do agree, the infield came at the cost of an extreme pitching run I had to make after I had drafted that loaded OF. I think I took like 9 straight SPs/RPs in the middle of this draft.

Also, that was a great start to the season for them Mets!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

Do you need 9 closers?!

Hell yeah! Gauntlet, thrown. LGM!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Nope. But I could come in 1st of 156 Teams in Saves! That would go a long way in the overall standings. Or cut whichever one doesn’t actually close. Or I can just jump out to a nice lead and trade my excessive steals and saves for whatever I need. Like a 2B if Jeffy or Niko aren’t cutting it. Or if one of these SPs flops (looking at you Robbie Ray…)

You got any tips in playing in an overall like an RCL like this? There is a 1600 IP limit in this one. So I plan to pull the standard reliever heavy RCL approach. Feel like i got all the pop and speed i need. Or at least comparing what Grey’s projections in the War Room show me against last year’s 2018 overall standings for this league(s)/competition.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

I don’t have any tips to win an overall league. But sounds like this one is based on stats, like NFBC, whereas RCL’s are weighted by league strength. I just try to win my league. 1600 is a shit ton of innings though, so maybe you do have to start 8 RPs everyday.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Good point about the NFBC vs RCL, this makes me feel even better about my strategy really. I kind of went into 2019 planning to employ an RCL type of strategy after playing in one for the first time last year. Eat up them innings with ratios… have a few Hader’s and a few Pressly shares in various leagues. But for this one, I wasn’t expecting to get this many saves. I reached a bit more than I usually would. Then there just weren’t players I wanted clogging up roster spots. Knowing I would eventually drop any extra bats to stream anyway, I just kept grabbing guys that might get saves. If I get a nice lead, I’ll trade away Treinen to the first chump who decides they need him.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Perfect! Yea thats exactly the feeling. I’m just gonna let this thing play out for a few weeks and see if I have any needs. Will be able to find a trade partner pretty easily with all this extra speed and saves. It was a $75 entry. First place gets $1,500. Will send you a six pack (of boba) in October.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Still early!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Is there really a player on the Marlins named Victor Victor Mesa, or was the name a RW typo? If true, that is a solid name

The Great Knoche
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

It’s true, defected from Cuba. Trying to distinguish himself from his father Victor Mesa Senior.

Funny enough he has a younger brother too. Named Victor.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

yeah the RW blurb mentioned him – the brother is Victor Mesa Jr.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

100+ pitches on opening day? What are the Nats thinking?

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
3 years ago

Finally here. Been a long winter. I’ve opened up 2 roster spots that I want to fill with starters. My league has QS as a category. What two should I pick from these guys on waivers. Privetta. McHugh. Peacock. Lucchesi or Urias. Thanks a bunch

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Voit vs Bird

I hope all y’all listened when I said to fade Mikolas.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I came strong early with a no miles.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Chacin hits one off him. Woof

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Who is your best prospect stashes who will make an impact this year besides vlad and Whitley who are owned? Thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

I can’t watch the rest of the Mets game. I have that same sick sinking feeling I had like, every single deGrom game last year.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Run support?

Bullpen?

The Mets?

WHAT WIZARDRY IS THIS?!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Opening Day Wizardry

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!!

Cashner is $$ as in money for anyone who bet on the Yankees tonight! Guy is taking a beating yet continues to pitch, taking one for the team to save the bullpen. It is going to be a LOOOOOOOONG season for diehard Os fans this year.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!!

Charged with 6 runs in 4 IP, not great. He used to have so much promise when he came up with the Padres, then injuries hit, then personal problems.

On a brighter note, your boy Bader doing well on his sleeper report. Kudos.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey!!

And now Chacin done and pitchslapped Mikolas!!! He was 86% on QS at home last year and we all know that there is a good co-relation between QS and W (like 55%).

Cheers,
Ante

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

Ok… so maybe Treat will go for 100+ SBs. Would be wild.

happyharry
happyharry
3 years ago

12 team, H2H, 6X6..Hey Grey, ROS Would ya drop J.Gray or Glasnow for Musgrove or Strahm?? Thx.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

What are your thoughts on Kimbrel ? I drafted him in the 15th RD as my 3rd closer in a H2H category league. My other closers are Jordan Hicks and D Robertson….Time to drop Kimbrel or wait a bit longer?

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

How come nobody told me to draft Kolten Wong?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

In 2019

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

That’s 2 for Wong!

JoeG414
JoeG414
3 years ago

need a bench player until Lindor comes back?
, deeep mixed daily 6×6 roto: DeShields, Schebler, Almora, Gardner, Goodrum.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
3 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league (TB, OPS). Pick 2 of these 3: Bird, Bauers, Tyler White.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty h2h 5×5 obp

worth holding brandon lowe?
with tatis up i have cano, peraza and villar as well.My OF is jammed as well with meadows/bader/laureano fighting for 5th spot/util and have ohtani in may to grab that spot.

drop one of these guys to open up a streaming spot or let lineups/playing time shake out?
Definitely losing pitching in long week playing vs degrom/scherzer/tanaka 8ip 14ks already

Y
Y
3 years ago

Mullins or Adames?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
3 years ago

LUUUUUKE!!!!! Started him over our guy Pereza. First class team problems!

knucks
knucks
3 years ago

Something is diff/weird with the NFBC lineup locks for me at the moment. Has anyone seen that? Why isn’t a guy like JA Happ locked right now? It looks like my Bench Mets/Nats/Yanks/O’s are locked but not the ones I started. Just me?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m just seeing some posts on the NFBC boards about it. Still trying to figure out what they are trying to announce/explain… sounds like something is diff from previous years, but I can’t figure out what or why. Need to read into it more closely.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yea they are saying that its a change that was made for IT purposes, so that all moves can be given confirmation numbers or something. Which I’m cool with, in case I have an issue. But for whatever reason, its messing with the way your current lineup looks. It almost appears like I could move Treat out of my lineup, though his game started. Just a confusing change. Seems like it wasn’t ever even mentioned until just now… I was waiting for someone to post on those boards about how this was all explained to people in Vegas or something, but that’s not what I’m reading.

Glory daze
Glory daze
3 years ago

Hey Grey
Who gives me more overalll production.
I drafted Brian Dozier for a $1 not sure why
Want to drop him for who
Domingo santana
Jorge Polanco
Jorge solar
Nick Markakis
Adam Jones

Can you give me your top 2
Thanks

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
3 years ago

One down, 39 to go

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

VOIT!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I am so in man-love with him. sorry Grey

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Cano is so boring!

Smitty
3 years ago

Completed our 35th draft last weekend. Standard 12 team 5X5 and stoked with results. Our award is a plaque that gets a yearly engraving (X8 for me) I feel good about #9!
OF Hoskins
OF V. Robles
OF Conforto
OF F. Reyes
OF Winker
1B Rizzo
3B Rendon
CI P. Alonso
2B B. Lowe
SS T. Turner
MI Peraza
C . Grandal
C . Astudillo
DH Deshields

SP Verlander
SP Flaherty
SP E. Rodriguez
SP Pivetta
SP J. Urias
SP Paddock
RP W. Smith
RP Strickland
RP Yates

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Our league just turned 35 – great times along the way. Your influence is reflected on my roster quite a bit! Thanks

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I was 28 back then, when guys like Henderson, Raines and Sandberg were prized and Gooden, Stieb, N. Ryan and M. Soto and Bruce Sutter were some big arms. Ahhh…we actually had our stats MAILED to us once a week. Brahaha, but it’s been a great run for the CVRL. 63 years old, the only original owner left, still love rotisserie

Smitty
Reply to  Smitty
3 years ago

Started out using the auction style, but evolved to the snake draft mostly due to being lower maintenance.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
3 years ago

I was finally able to move Severino to the DL so I have an open slot. In theory, I could have 2-3 open slots depending on whether I want to wait around and see who wins the KC closer job, or whether KC will even have a consistent closer. Current team in a h2h, 10-cat redraft league is:

C – Realmuto; 1B – Rizzo; 2B – Odor; 3B – Suarez; SS – Turner; OF – Stanton, Springer, Conforto; Util – Voit; Bench – Mallex
SP – Archer, Castillo, Quintana, Kikuchi, Eflin
RP – Vazquez, Givens, Hicks, Holland, Peralta, Boxberger

Which of these FAs look like adds, or add/drops if you think I should also drop Peralta and/or Boxberger? I figure SP is more of a priority for me at the moment, given Severino’s injury and my rotation not being all that hot.

FA Hitters: DeShields, Goodrum, Cron, Soler, Allen, Lowe
FA Pitchers: Matz, Nelson, Gibson, Minor, Wacha, Cahill, Woodruff, Junis, Lopez, Lauer

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, start P. Alonso at Scherzer or Schoop at home vs Kluber for util?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Happy Opening Day Sir,
what do you think about this H2H, 10 Team, batting stats with BB/TB, pitching standard?

C D.Jansen
1B Hoskins
2B Villar
3B Shaw
SS Bogaerts
CI Aguilar
MI Segura
LF Soto
CF Inciarte
RF Harper
OF D.Santana
UTIL M.Chapman
BN Senzel, Renfroe, E.Escobar

SP Buehler, Clevinger, J.A. Happ
RP D.Robertson, Giles, A.Miller, Betances, May, McHugh, Minter

Keep Senzel (shouldn’t take too long I guess)? Lotta RP, good enough for low ratios? I probably should add a SP soon?

Thanks.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Hey Grey, having trouble with an early season trade offer.

I have 3 SS (Trea, Story, Bogartes) who I can play with Ss-MI-UTIL but it’s obv not ideal. I have speed and lack power a little after losing Olsen. I also have Jose ramirez, who has 2-3b elg, but no other 2b to flex with him for CI help.

I was offered Peraza and Stanton for my Story and Conforto. Peraza getting 2b helps, as will his BA and runs. Just not sure if I’m selling Story too low, being he’s a majorly dynamic MI. Stressing all day! Hoping for help. Thanks.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

As second catcher who do you like better Suzuki or Carson Kelly? I am not sure what the split will be in Az with Avila. Suzuki is in a time share in a better offense but has hit the last 2 years. Thanks

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
3 years ago

I guess az is carrying 3 catchers now. What?

NuckingFutz
NuckingFutz
3 years ago

Grey,
I was offered Altuve & Inciarte for Verlander & L. Cain. No idea about my needs yet, Thoughts?

Beninihana
Beninihana
3 years ago

9 Team Roto, 6 keepers. (R, HR, RBI, SB-CS, 2B, 3B, H+BB, W-L, ERA, K, WHIP, SV-BS,) and we only get 8 add/drops the whole year. Start 2 of every position (even catcher, yuck) 5 OF and 3 UTIL.
How did I do? Feeling a little uneasy about it, especially pitching, probably because I got sniped on Paddack.

C- J. Alfaro
C- C. Kelly
1B – J. Gallo
1B – R. Hoskins
2B – R. Odor
2B – B. Lowe
3B – M. Moustakas
3B – M. Machado
SS – C. Correa
SS – J. Villar
OF – R. Acuna
OF – J. Soto
OF – D. Dahl
OF – E. Jimenez
OF – E. Rosario
UTIL – D. Santana
UTIL – W. Adames
UTIL – R. Laureano

SP – T. Bauer
SP – N Pivetta
SP – M. Tanaka
SP J. Lucchesi
SP – K. Maeda
RP – C. Allen
RP – Craig Kimbrel
RP – W. Davis

Reserves:
3B – Nick Senzel
SS – Fernando Tatis Jr.
3B/1B – Jake Lamb
OF – Gregory Polanco
1B – Tyler White
SP – Brandon Woodruff
SP – Matt Strahm
SP – Ross Stripling
RP – Matt Barnes

Beninihana
Beninihana
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! hopefully I hit with some of those upside guys, caught a break with Tatis breaking camp otherwise I’d be in trouble as far as reserves go!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

And I don’t like all this second chances nonsense on Survivor !

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

I’ve been reading more about the Red Sox not naming a closer and there seems to be consensus among that Barnes should see the majority of save opportunities, even if it’s more of a committee approach. So my question – if Barnes saw more save opportunities than Brasier or others on a great team- is he more valuable in a standard roto for counting stats than Colome on a weak team where Herrera is waiting if Colome falters?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I agree…even more worth owning if he only gets 15-20 saves between him and Brasier instead of the 40+ Kimbrel would get for them as the sole closer. He’s also my third RP behind LeClerc and Giles in a 10-team shallow league.