Greetings, ya’ll! I’d need a TI-83 calculator to count the seemingly infinite ways I’ve so dearly missed you. I had a study done on the IQ’s of readers of different sports websites, and Razzball rated number one, so kudos to you! (And kudos to me for being employed here, I might add.)  I must admit, in no way am I surprised by this, considering I haven’t been made fun of in such creative ways in a comment section since Perez Hilton pointed out an ingrown hair on my ass cheek for a Papi man-thong add back in 99.

What I’m doing here, other than thoroughly entertaining you, of course, is going through each position group and singling out a couple players I fully expect to delight this season, and a few I expect to disappoint. Take heed…

Now, do anybody in tha house remember
When there wasn’t no Tehol B (Hell yeah!)
There wasn’t no writers hollin’ ’bout Elder Gods
Am I trippin’ ya’ll? (Hell no!)
Now, when I grow up, I wanna be like Beddict
Have prestigious women
Wear man thongs from the beginning. 

I found catcher the most difficult of all positions to analyze. [Jay’s Note: I’d rather not think about you *anal*yzing anything, to be honest…] It was like climbing through the jungle that is Andre Agassi’s chest hair, trying to find the actual skin.  If you can say anything about Beddict, say he’s a lover of all human life. BUT, a couple players must be chosen for the disgrace category, for surely not every man will produce colossal statistics this season. You have to be realistic about these things. Shall we begin? WITNESS!

 

Catchers who will Delight

Mike Zunino – The power is purer than a kilo of Columbian powder, and the surrounding lineup is vastly improved. (Also, Mike Zunino goes harder than a blue whale off a kilo of viagra.) Expect the average to rise by at least 30 points. Think Evan Gattis, but getting him at the lowermost portion of your draft. The addition of Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, and even Justin Ruggiano should give Zunny a titanic load of RBI opportunities and I fully expect him to take advantage. Sure, he only has a .203 average in the big leagues, but hey, Jake Gyllenhaal did Bubble boy before becoming one of the biggest movie stars in the world, so let’s give him a shot. 22 bombs and 20 doubles, this behemoth hit .286 in the minors over two seasons, so the ability is definitely there.

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Matt Wieters  The day I give up on the player formerly known as “God” is the day break my chickens neck and deep fry that ass…extra crispy. And I would let a pack of rabid pit bulls gnaw on my balls before I let that happen. This former legend was seemingly on his way to a breakout season in 2014 but required…Tommy John surgery? Wieters will have to pick up some of the slack now that Cruz and Nick Markakis have abandoned this seemingly sinking ship. He’s in his prime, has three 20-plus homer seasons, and again, his college teammates called him GOD!!!! So yeah, I’d say he’s up to the task.

 

Catchers who will Disgrace

Devin Mesoraco – Based on 2014 numbers, he is likely to be overrated as the season approaches. While he’s not going to fall off a cliff statistically, the numbers will most definitely drop. Consider this if you will: In 2014, his BABIP was 38 points above his career total and his HR/FB rate was almost twice what it had been the previous two seasons. Mesoraco hasn’t earned my trust yet friends. Then again, I used to trust Vince Vaughn to drop all-time classic films. I heard a terrible rumor that the stank coming off his last dud killed a whole family of beavers. Tragic stuff. Let’s move on…

Yadier Molina  Molina is someone that is more valuable in real life due to his defense and solid batting average. The power numbers have decreased over the last two seasons, which is concerning considering  a catcher’s knees tend to fall apart faster than Christian Slater’s career once they hit Molina’s age (32). This is without mentioning that Yadi only played in 110 games in 2014. I’m telling you, catcher is deeper than the Mariana Trench right now, so Molina nor Mesoraco will end up on any of my fantasy teams this season. I can tell you who will…Domonic Brown. More on that when we get to outfielders.

Gods, I missed this. Thanks for reading and I look forward to going through all the position groups over the next couple months with you fine people. As per usual your comments and questions will be responded to below. May the Elder Gods bless you in all facets of life.

 

 

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  1. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Who are you going to be *anal*yzing next? I feel like I need to achieve a certain level of preparedness…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The original family name is Tehole, only later generations dropped the 2nd E

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Grey: tis true

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Jay: I’ve analyzed more young men then u can count. Witness

  2. Bye Felicia says:
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    This post tingled Matthew Berrys ladyparts

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I am Matthew Berry

  3. Bye Felicia says:
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    Oh, funny thing overheard on espn. Guy said he’s taking Altuve #2 overall after Trout. His logic was “Nobody can predict what a player is gonna do” Altuve will be a beast with that new Houston line-up.

    Pretty much word for word.

    • Jay

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      @Bye Felicia: I love how his or her opening statement pretty much negates anything they say afterwards. Living up to the ESPN meta perfectly if you ask me.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Jay: I just laughed to myself and told him to go for it. Then asked him if he’d like to join a money league this year :-)

  4. Clint says:
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    Hope you’re right on Zunino being post-Bubble Boy Jake and not the reverse (guy who gets big money roles w/no cred who promptly implodes at the box office repeatedly): Taylor Kitsch.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Clint: @Clint: great analogy. Kitsch has dropped some straight up trash. Great comment

  5. thorbs says:
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    How do you slot in a guy like Grandal? Sleeper but still underwhelming?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @thorbs: definite sleeper. Love his new lineup so should def pick up more RBI shots but the power is fairly week. I suppose he has a shot to hit 18-20. Should be ok

  6. alex seber says:
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    Do you like Zunino or Russel Martin more for 2015? H2H points league, standard scoring. -.5 for K’s.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @alex seber: Martin but he should be going much higher. Think he’ll have a very nice season

  7. BreakOut says:
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    Will Fort McKenry still stand after a 3 catcher battle?

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      @BreakOut: he will be on his knees as the backup but Rosario could be traded before the all star break making McHenry a must own

  8. Bye Felicia says:
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    Dominic Brown vs the world!

    Deez Haterz Can’t Hold Us Back!

    Nooooooo

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Bye Felicia: u got me dancin in this Maphukka

  9. The Duchess says:
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    Oh how I’ve missed you, it’s been such a long winter…. However Zunino blows in an OBP lg.
    But wait I’m completely leagueless now… you should come and play with me.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @The Duchess: I’m all your, my queen. besos

  10. Fuzzy Dunlop says:
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    vince vaughn’s stink from bad movie killing off whole family of beavers is some of the best shit i’ve read here in a while, and this is razzball so that’s pretty damn good.
    vince is slated to play one of the villans in this year’s upcoming True Detective, part 2.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Fuzzy Dunlop: Each and every night, I get on my knees and pray to the Elders for the triumphant return of Vince Vaughn. I love that guy. Remember that serious movie he was in with John Travolta? He’s ready

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Fuzzy Dunlop: and thank you. Sometimes I think things are funny and I’m not sure if I’m only one. haha. thanks for the compliment, Fuzzzzz

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