If you’re like me on most Fridays, you’re sitting in your car beneath an underpass and writing ALF fan fiction, but today we have a different type of fantasy for you to engage in.  No, not your fantasy where it’s you and that girl from high school in a tub of Alphabet Soup and you write her a love letter on her back in noodles!  This is a fantasy baseball fantasy!  Because you know what would be really cool?  If you could join a fantasy baseball league that was against, like, 1000 other fantasy baseball teams.  But not a 1000-person league, where people are trying to figure out who the back-up third baseman is on the Single-A Astros affiliate, the Corpus Christi Amscrayers.  No, this is a 12-person league designed so you compete against eleven other people in your league, then 90 other leagues of twelve.  That would be cool.  Oh, wait, we’ve done that.  It’s called the Razzball Commenter Leagues, and they’re back, and you don’t even have to be a commenter to join it!  For a limited time only, get your loved one a fantasy baseball league!  That’s right, your hearts go pitter-patter or you’re dead on the inside (my condolences).  Since back in June when you abandoned your fantasy baseball team because it was totally sucking and you returned to your cubbyhole of leftover Chinese food and Teddy Grahams, you’ve longed for this day.  As Bob Marley sang, this is your redemption song, mon.  Or womon, for our five girl readers.  It’s time again to join some fantasy baseball leagues. Before you close all of your extraneous porn windows and rush to sign up, let’s explain how these fantasy baseball leagues are going to work.  We’re going to have a bunch of leagues and crown a winner from each, then we’re going to crown ONE winner from all of the winners.  We will be crowning the winner by taking each team’s points and multiplying it against a ‘league competitiveness factor.’  If you want to see how it worked last year, go here.  So we’re going to fill up as many fantasy leagues as we can for the next seven weeks.  Each fantasy baseball league will be a mixed league, 12 team, snake draft, roto, 5×5, 5 OFs, one Middle Infielder, one Corner Infielder, one Utility, 9 pitchers, 20 game eligibility, 180 Games Started max, 1000 IP minimum. Like last year, we will again be going with TWO DL SLOTS. The only things you need to change from the default settings is the 180 Games Started and the TWO DL SLOTS.  Please be vigilant about having the exact same league rules and setup as everyone else. The lineup is also known as:  C/1B/2B/SS/3B/CI/MI/5 OF/UTIL/9 P/3 BENCH/2 DL with 180 Games Started and 1000 IP minimum.  The fantasy leagues will be played in ESPN and they will be free to join.

We’re going to start with twenty leagues of 12 and see how we do from there. To join a league… Sorry, again for the people in the back of the room:

TO JOIN A LEAGUE
Click the LINK in the ‘League Link’ column (see below grid) and enter the PASSWORD at ESPN. Emails are there for some leagues, but you shouldn’t need to email anyone.  You can join as many leagues as you like.  If you join less than ten, people may make fun of you.

TO START A LEAGUE
Please create a league in ESPN based on the league rules reference above. Step by step: Hit Create. Then Create ESPN Custom (middle option), Name League, Change to 12 Teams, Restriction Type: None, Open to All Users, Access: change to Private, create Password, leave as Roto and Snake, Make Draft Date and Time, Create. From Default settings all you have to do is change to TWO DL SLOTS and 180 Starts by pitchers. So, you go to ROSTERS and Click “Edit Roster Settings.” There, change to 2 DL Slots and 180 Starts (the counter will change to 20.0 per slot). Then SUBMIT Roster Settings. Finally, Create Your League! (Important Note: Make sure league is viewable to public but requiring a password to avoid non-Razzballers joining.) When that’s finished, click here. You will be permissioned shortly so you can add your league info to the Google Doc (the below grid cannot be edited from this page). On that Google Doc, you will need to enter your name, league link, password and please UPDATE the number of openings as your league fills up. That’s it. Oh, and don’t use your bank account password. (Here’s a video Jay made to help some noobs.  Is noobs spelled with zeroes or oh’s?  Hmm, that might make me a noob at spelling noob.)  You can start as many leagues as you like.  If you start less than ten leagues, again someone could mock you.

THE BIG PRIZE

You win bragging rights.  Not just any bragging rights, but the bragging rights that you beat a thousand or so other people, and you can emphasize the “or so” as emphatically as you’d like.  What?  Not enough?  Okay, for this year’s prize we’re taking the bull out of bulloney.  We are upping the ante.  “Hey, Olympic high jumper, can you jump over this ante?”  No, you can’t, it’s been upped too high.  LOOK, it’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s our ante!  “Excuse me, astronomer, is that a satellite orbiting earth?”  No, son, it’s Razzball’s ante.  They upped it.  This year we are giving away a $250 Best Buy Gift card, which can buy just about anything (up to $250).  I recently bought a TV that sits underneath my toilet seat so when I whizz I can watch TV.  Granted, I bought this in a dream I had and I was married to Sofia Vergara in said dream, but this must exist, right?  Also, for s’s and g’s, I’ll throw in a Razzball t-shirt because I have 14,000 of these and I’ve already outfitted all the homeless people in my neighborhood with SAGNOF t-shirts.  But, most importantly, you will be crowned the 2017 Razzball Commenter League Champion.  Okay, now sign up…

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Jason P.
Jason P.
5 years ago

Are these typically snake draft leagues? I am an auction-only man.

Pat
Pat
5 years ago

Is Razzball doing a NFBC league this year? I’ve participated in the Razzball NFBC and Scout leagues and would like to do so again.

Pat

thomas housel
thomas housel
5 years ago

i click on the link but it won’t accept my P/W…yet i’ve verified i’m entering the correct P/W

thomas housel
thomas housel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
any of them…i tried 4 or 5

thomas housel
thomas housel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
[email protected]…clicked on the link…it went to the espn site…entered my P/W (same one for 10 years)…but said my P/w was incorrect and wouldn’t let me in…WTF…?

thomas housel
thomas housel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
thank you so much…i ready every day and love your sense of humor…other than having Kluber too low…i agree with most of your rankings…looking forward to a new season…!

Seth
Seth
5 years ago

Will the RCL leagues ever be hosted through Yahoo?

Wallpaper Paterson
Wallpaper Paterson
5 years ago

I joined a league.

Wallpaper Paterson
Wallpaper Paterson
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I did based on that post. I am now in two Razzball leagues. That is the best I can do. I must have last been in one in 2014.

mc lovin it
mc lovin it
5 years ago

dynasty question

looking to move either lindor or bogaerts and marte in a package deal to get a top player back, who should i be targeting? and what SS would you wanna hang onto more

was thinking of trying to get machado..

thanks

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

Grey: I’m looking for goal statistics for my draft. I’d like to know what to shoot for when I’m drafting my team.

League settings: 10-team, H2H
Categories: R/HR/RBI/AVG/SB – W/K/ERA/WHIP/SV
Positions: C,1b,2b,3b,ss,MI,CI,5xOF,UTL – 5SP, 3RP

Any thoughts on goal totals for each category or have a source to which you can direct me?

Thank you for your help as always.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

for 20 team dynasty with OPS is this order of 1B about right (5 NA slots)

bellinger/gurriel/thames/belt/carter/shaw/vogelbach/r-zimm/plouffe and i could stash d.smith.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: is that a good order for obtaining them.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ok, so you’d have gurriel later than 2nd, as i’m very likely able to get one of the top 4, i have picks at 15th, 23rd, 33rd, 35th, and need
1B, some RP, one SP, to fill out roster, but want best long term 1B if possible.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: oh shit, just got a late offer of desmond + for sal perez + some sort of pick. if d.norris is the best catcher both for skills and playing time out there this is still a slam dunk right?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: this would also make this team COL south, as even though i need at least 9 TEX players at all times i’ll also have desmond/dahl/blackman

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Can keep Beltran for $6 this year in a 12 team roto. Nothing amazing value I know but he’s probably worth keeping than throwing back to auction? He’s old as dog balls but had a pretty great year last year and is in a great situation again this.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Swfcdan
5 years ago

@Swfcdan: And guessing Pom ($6) and Hammel ($5) neither are worth holding?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah inherited a god awful team with only Buxton and Bell (both on minors roster) and no good keepers at all. Got last year and this year free though so got time to build up the keeper. Have promoted D Norris, J Gray, D Dahl and T Turner too make things look a bit rosier! (all promoted guys start at $0 first year)

Keepers are fun
Keepers are fun
5 years ago

Hello and happy Sunday,

I have Brad Miller, Tim Anderson, Rendon, and L. Cain in a 12 team keep 10. I’m planning to keep Rendon and Miller. Are you keeping Anderson over Cain? Or throw them both back in the hopes of either drafting them later or getting better players with the picks I’d be freeing up instead? I’m keeping one other 1B, two other OF, and 3-4 pitchers (assuming no preseason trading) so not terribly shallow anywhere position-wise, or particularly light on speed in my keepers.

Thank you!

Keepers are fun
Keepers are fun
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the quick response, but just to clarify, is ‘sure’ to keeping Anderson over Cain, or to throwing them both back?

Keepers are fun
Keepers are fun
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Cool, thanks again, the amount of time you spend responding to comments regularly amazes me, and is much appreciated.

Small's Killer
Small's Killer
5 years ago

Alright. I ginally joined a Razzball RCL. Gonna be crazy, i have always struggled with Roto leagues and excelled in h2h. I chose Jays league so i can draft when my kids are asleep, the rest of the times don’t coincide very well

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
5 years ago

Hi Grey, All,

in a 12 team h2h auction league, pitching cats are Wins, Losses, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Net Hld+SV;

wondering how these categories would change your approach during draft? still fill our team with SPs since it’s h2h? target cheap HLD guys instead of top closers? what positions become more valuable?

Slimbo
Slimbo
5 years ago

hey grey

in a dynasty would you drop schoop for one of belt, conforto, profar, reed, joe ross or shoemaker

thanks

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Typo,it’s Brandley Jr.

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Keeper question, 5×5 OBP league, 10-team, 6 keepers

Altuve, XB, Kershaw are three players I will keep.
Advise the rest 3 : MadBum, Brandly Jr., Cruz, Pederson, LeMahieu

Thanks.

Slimbo
Slimbo
5 years ago

Hey man

Looking to get alex reyes in my dynasty….he wants Ken giles for him.

Pull the trigger?

Thanks

Jerry
Jerry
5 years ago

Hey, Grey. Edwin or Votto in a points league? Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

grey,

What are your thoughts of a trade offer I want to make.

I give up: Gardner, Granderson and Shoemaker
I get: Bauer and Dozier

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

grey,

Im looking for either a SP or OF to sign as a free agent with my only draft pick left a 4th rd pick. Can you suggest some names that you consider signing with that pick. The names are few and far between getting someone good

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

OF: Markakis, Valencia, Kim, Chisenhall, Pagan, Saunders, Dietrich
SP: Davies, J. Garcia, Montgomery, Kazmir, Sabathia, COlon, Straily

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

will he be starting or relieving

Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: this hasn’t been decided yet, greyseph is going with the upside guys out of who you listed, it’s quite possible there’s others with more.

Wilson.kinle
Wilson.kinle
5 years ago

Keeper question, 5×5 OBP league, 10-team, 6 keepers

Harper, EE , Donaldson are three keepers.
Advise the rest 3 : Dee Gordon , Segura , A. Jones, CarGo, Pollock, Sale, Brantley, Ellsbury

Thanks.

Wilson.kinle
Wilson.kinle
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks Grey

Miss to list Ian Kinsler, and Hanley Ramirez,
Are they going to replace Pollock and Segura to be keepers?

Reno 911
Reno 911
5 years ago

Who do you prefer at 2B in a weekly, H2H points league at 2B–Kinsler or Odor? Thanks

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Reno 911
5 years ago

@Reno 911: Odor, all day errryday…

Reno 911
Reno 911
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Thanks guys. I was leaning that way. Like to have a ‘pert confirm my hunches tho.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Looks like ESPN added some new team logos this year. There’s a few of Karabell and Cockroft. One with Karabell eating a sandwich is interesting….

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Go to your team page in your RCL and click on team settings. Find choose a logo pack and choose Karabell and Cockroft

nightpandas
nightpandas
5 years ago

Hey Gray,

Another trade offer for you:

I give Springer, Harvey, Betances

I get Desmond, CMart

Wasn’t going to keep Harvey anyways.

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

Help with drafting my first SP. 13 Team mixed 6×6 Roto . Keeping Arrieta as a 7th round pick.

I’m looking with ADP my next SP pick as : Carrasco as a 41st pick , don’t know if he will last until pick 64. Or deGrom as a 64th pick. So, if I wait until pick 64 to draft a SP , is deGrom a good enough fall back to Carrasco? Or should I take Carrasco at 41, would of taken a hitter.

Racehorse
Racehorse
5 years ago

Grey –

My dynasty team needs starting pitching …

I have Greg Bird … does Bird (and his sleeper stats) for Tanner Roark make sense?

nick the dick
nick the dick
5 years ago

Yo I created an RCL where the 180 and 2 DL didn’t save for some reason so I made a new one that’s correct, the other needs to be taken off the Doc

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ha it’s Ralph, I told him already. Thanks, G. (Hello, Brooke)

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: what is last chance kitchen?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Of course, the obligatory I just proved I deserved to come back dish

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Absolutely, and I don’t like it one bit. You think I forgot about those yougurt globs, Brooke?!! You cold dish makin’ ass trick…

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Are Rudys auction values based on a $260 bidding limit? First time doing an auction league, figuring ill have to do math or schnazzy spreadsheet with a formula to calculate values since the league im in has a $200 draft limit

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: gotcha. I remember you saying about 67% of the budget should be spent on hitting, 33% on pitching right?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: for my league where its only $200 limit?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: look at you going all math whiz on me! Thanks Grey!

Big Odio
Big Odio
5 years ago

I wish you all the best this year in the RCL’s. I hope Truss releases his strategy guides and people listen to them. If you rosterbate as much as you masterbate then you’ll be fine

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: It’s his proclomation that he isn’t doing any RCLs this year. Which goes without saying, again

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  nick the dick
5 years ago

@nick the dick: dont be mad boo you’ll get another chance one day to play with me…just not this year. I have that RCL monkey off my back like a junkie that kicked smack

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: I knew you wouldn’t do rcls this year, but why no Nasty? Why are you taking my Christmas tree? Whyy?

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: #antiRCL

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ive said it like a half dozen times tops…. since last september. TBH, I hope you or Ralph wins perts this year, Not Rudy…definitely not Rudy!

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: this is a credo for all

Brown L
Brown L
5 years ago

Since all things must fade, I’m losing a lot of my valuable keepers in my 12-team Yahoo OPS league due to inflation. The only real keeper I have is Corey Seager at $23.

Is there anyone you would choose out of: Starling Marte ($30), Gregory Polanco ($23), Christian Yelich ($22), or Tanaka ($13)?

Brown L
Brown L
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, don’t love ’em. I only have to choose one, so I’m leaning to Tanaka. I’m pretty sure I could get all the others back at the same value or less.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Brown L
5 years ago

@Brown L: Id keep Polanco over Tanaka

NIghtpandas
NIghtpandas
5 years ago

Which side you Grey

Hill Hanley or Crush Salazar

Big Odio
Big Odio
5 years ago

Mornin’! I finished Luke Cage a few days ago. Best Marvel show on Netflix. The Method Man cameo is great. Highly recommend you move that up your list.

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: what show was that?

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I dont have Hulu, been thinking about it. Is it worth the money

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: that would require me being that kind of friendly with someone…ugh!

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: 3 friends? showoff!

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

he’s a Canadian so it may feel like a friend but he’s just raised that way

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: what about Mulkey?

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

that makes sense

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Just get yourself amazons fire T.V. stick for 40 bucks…go on you tube and look up how to jail break it…takes all of 15 min and you’ll have unlimited movies and TV shows…no monthly fee

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: I know the fire stick trick, just havent got around to it. I can buy a hacked one cheap

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: Dont pay for someone to do it..really easy

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Im pretty sure it only works with the $40 one …ill get you the link to break it

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
5 years ago

fired up and ready to go

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

I think it was last year that I saw a column on Razz about who to follow on Twitter for all the teams. An update on that would be helpful.
Thanks

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  JoeG414
5 years ago

That was me actually, I can start doing some digging on an update for that. It should be mostly the same people to follow for each team. Though last year I realized after the fact that I had included a dead guy on the list…my bad.

Give me a week and if Jay/Grey are good with it I’ll get that up and at you.

Geoff
5 years ago

Are we going to dump the perts deadweight this year, and only invite those ready to play?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Put $10 on the line…winner take all!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Still waiting

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: That means nothing to me

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: have you ever played an rcl? I recall you not having the time. Step up for your obsession already

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: Ive played the last two years homeboy

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: thats good to hear you stepped up. But seriously two years ago you said you didnt, but I’ll take your word for it. Whats the highest you have finished in the master standings? Don’t lie, Truss can check

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

Truth, I’m like RCLopedia Britannica over here.

Geoff
Reply to  MattTruss
5 years ago

@Big Odio: @MattTruss: FAKE NEWS!!!

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  MattTruss
5 years ago

@MattTruss: that’s right! I’ll bring you up below too.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: I know what you’re thinking of…I was in the midst of my divorce year one and fell off the map for a while.

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: times are good when you are absent from the site… not as good as when malicious peon is gone, but pretty damn close

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

At least you’ve made improvements each year! This year…the 300s!!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: My motivation is to win the whole…f*n…thing. So make sure that league index is nice and high for me.

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: so what you’re saying is don’t invite Jay and Tehol

Geoff
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: ………………………..

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

*Cricket* *Cricket*

Too Much Pitching
Too Much Pitching
5 years ago

Mr. Grey,

I have Bumgarner, Strasburg, Danny Duffy, and McCullers in a 12 team 10 player keeper. I don’t think it makes much sense to keep all four, so I’ll try to move at least one for hitting or picks. I’ve read your rankings, but do you think keeping both McCullers and Strasburg is just a bad idea given recent injury history? On a related note, does it makes sense to keep McCullers at all if I can’t move any of the four? I’d say there’s a pretty low chance I can draft him, at least a few people in my league read this site. Thanks!

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
5 years ago

I Grey – I have a question about the dollar values in the war room or on the auction values pages.

For a 12-team ESPN-style league, there are only 66 pitchers with non-negative dollar values. A 12-team league would require 108 (12×9) pitchers to be bought.
Similarly, for the hitters, there are 119 hitters with a non-negative dollar value. A 12-team league would require 156 (12×13) hitters to be bought.
Why is this?
Lastly, adding up all of the positive dollar values, gets $2872, when one would expect $3120 (12×260).

Is there a fundamental flaw in the dollar values , or (more likely) am I missing something?

Either way, thanks for all the work.

JC
JC
5 years ago

Ok I gave it a shot. I bet it will be competive. Those are the only leagues I compete in these days.
I Should be in the Yahoo HOF!

Big w
Big w
5 years ago

Morning grey!

I joined league 16…. never done before. I downloaded the op. But am do doesnt appear there. Is this normal?

Big w
Big w
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: sorry, stupid auto correct. Never done ESPN before. I downloaded the app. My team doesn’t appear on the app. Is that normal? Like does it appear after the draft?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Big w
5 years ago

@Big w: I dont think it appears till after you draft

vjg
vjg
5 years ago

Looking to join a yahoo / roto/ leaguesafe league. If anyone is looking for another person, let me know.

Send me over an email to [email protected]

Noam
Noam
5 years ago

Hey Grey, would you deal B Belt for Paxton in a dynasty?

Geoff
5 years ago

I’m coming for the Perts title this year. I’ve been running in the snow away from the KGB, and doing chain workouts. I’m lean, mean, and ready to rumble!

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

But how much snow is the question? 50+ inches in 8 days up here in Maine…beast mode.

Geoff
Reply to  MattTruss
5 years ago

@MattTruss: Bout 30, we’re a little further south.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Damn, and I was hoping we could be Creed and Rocky on the beach.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: You’re Paulie’s sex robot

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: I have a feeling I’ll be getting lots of text messages from you. I’ll be your mick

Geoff
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: “You’re all done Ralph, Ya washed up”

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: you’re gonna eat lightening and crap thunder

Jensen
Jensen
5 years ago

I’m looking at going into my dynasty league with this SP:
MadBum ($31)
Darvish ($13)
Quintana ($11)
McCullers ($10)
Nola ($6)
Pomeranz ($3)
Duffy ($3)
Sanchez ($3)

I also have Tillman ($3), Ray ($3), Lynn ($3), and Luke Weaver ($3) available with enough roster spots to keep maybe 2 of them in addition to the 8 above. I am leaning to just keeping Ray and look to add 1 starter in the draft.

Tweak
Tweak
5 years ago

I’m signed up and prepared to lose to JB… and everyone else in the league!

JB Gilpin
Reply to  Tweak
5 years ago

@Tweak: I dunno man, RCLs always seem rough for me, I typically finish 4-6 range. I’m gonna have a new draft strategy this yr tho…

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Last year was my first RCL and I came in dead last. I think I finished behind someone who abandoned their team. That’s what I get for sitting on Archer all year waiting for the big breakout, betting on JDongs have two good elbows and being behind on streaming SPs.

I made a bunch of mistakes last year. My new draft strategy? Draft good players.

JB Gilpin
Reply to  Tweak
5 years ago

@Tweak: Hah yeah, it’s tough to get out underneath bad busts like that.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I’m copying your strategy! hah

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Joe Ross #1 pick! [CUE THE MUSIC! *where are you nowowowow . . . . *]

JB Gilpin
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Tweak: @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: STOP GIVING AWAY MY STRATEGIES GUYS!!!!

Where are you nowowowowow, ohhhhohohooh!!?!??!!?!

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Changed my mind. I’m only drafting Brewers players. NOW WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY!?!

Villar, Arcia, Braun, Brinson, Hader, Davies, Reed, Thames, Perez, Santana, Broxton and Susac are all mine. DIBS!

… you can have Scooter and Shaw. <3

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Tweak
5 years ago

@Tweak: Actually really buying into that myself. I’m sure I’ll be wrong, but Broxton feels like he could easily be Villar 2.0, and Thames as a lefty batting cleanup in Miller just feels right (also, he looks like a barbarian marauder ready to throw an axe 25 feet).

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Curse your insight. I’m on board with this now. Corey Ray will be up in two years too, with Ortiz, Dubon and Diaz coming as well.

DAMN IT DID I JUST BECOME A BREWERS FAN!?!

JB WTFFFFFFF

JB Gilpin
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Tweak: @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: We have a lot of fun options! Susac being wayyyyyyy overlooked for like 2-C leagues. Shaw might actually be OK too! Scooter is barely gonna play lol…

Totally agree on Thames. Beard is legit. Can’t wait for this season!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: As they say – if you beard it, they [the hits] will come.

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Madness…?

THIS. IS. WISCONSIN.

JB Gilpin
Reply to  Tweak
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: @Tweak: Get everyone with beards! Love to see Braun with a beard

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I would, but I’m finishing my PhD this year and I’ve got two little ones under 3 at home. Next year, I’ll be happy to do so. If I do my job right, my (then) 3 year old can rake in an RCL next year too!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Last one! Again for H2H categories OBP/OPS keeper leagues. How would you rank the 4 player sets below?

A. Rizzo, Cano, plus 3 of Springer/Stanton/JDM/Desmond/Pollock

B. Rizzo, J. Turner, Harper, plus 2* of Springer/Stanton/JDM/Desmond/Pollock

C. Rizzo, J. Turner, Trout, Joc, plus 1* of Springer/Stanton/JDM/Desmond/Pollock

D. Goldy*, J. Turner, Harper, Joc, and 1 of Springer/Stanton/JDM/Desmond/Pollock

Thanks maestro!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Man you are going kinda overboard with the auction game plan. You’re splitting hairs with these options and even if you “pick” one, I guarantee it doesn’t go as planned. Auctions never do!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: Good points – I guess it’s just great to think about getting any of these arrangements.

For what it’s worth, I’m only doing this hair splitting for my friends/family league, where everyone else just follows the ESPN salary numbers–truly a league where I could cherry pick a starting lineup as long as it mathematically fits in with the ESPN values, give or take a few bucks. In my other auction league (with people who know what they’re doing), I’d never get anywhere near this specific.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: If that’s the case, you should able to dominate the F&F league without any prep! Just Grey’s rankings/auction values by your side will have you cherrypicking the undervalued players, like you said. Thank you, come again.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: For sure. David Dahl at $8, please and thank you! Trevor Story at $19? Don’t mind if I do! Lance McCullers for $1? You shouldn’t have!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Exactly…so why you’re spending time drumming up these specific dream-team scenarios, I don’t know. You’re going to have a dream team, don’t worry about i!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

In a brand new 12 team keep-5 OBP league, H2H categories, 5 bench, no reserve, and C/1B/2B/SS/3B/3 OF/UTL spots only . . .

Is that too shallow to stash Moncada in lieu of a guy who’s starting? Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Gre