If you’re like me most days, 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 75 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 positional eligibility, 1400 innings max, 1000 IP minimum with 3 DL slots with a 500 moves per year cap, which I think maybe two people reached last year.  So, that move limit isn’t inhibitive for even those who rosterbate until they are blind.

The leagues will be again at Fantrax.

We’re going to start with 75 leagues and see how we do from there.  There are a few pay leagues, neither Razzball or Fantrax keeps any money.  If people want more pay leagues, fill these up and we’ll open more.  If we need more free leagues, we’ll do the same.  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) for the time you want and YOU’RE IN.  Damn, that’s too easy.  Oh, I guess I should also mention make sure you’re joining a league for free or for money, depending on your preference.  If you want a league for money, then 1) Click the link. 2) Pay the money.  That’s it!  No pesky third requirement!  Again, Fantrax and Razzball take no money.  You can join as many free or paid leagues as you like.  To quit a league, go to OTHER –> All Options –> Quit League (located at the bottom).  Now go join some leagues!

THE BIG PRIZE

All leagues (paid and free) will play for the big prize.  So, what do you win?  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 2019 Razzball Commenter League Champion.  Okay, now sign up…

  1. Matty says:
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    I tried it a few years back and got killed but maybe it’s time to try it again.
    I will need a more discrete way to solicit trade advice though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Haha, cmon, join up! It’s fun… Take me on!

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        You got me. In league #1.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s do it!

  2. Ian says:
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    Remember when you gave away a free hot tub to the winner? Lol, we need an update on the life of that hot tub.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: Totally! I wish I could remember who won it, so I’d ping them for pics… I know they got it… Someone else once got like a $2,000 TV

  3. Mike says:
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    Started listening to your podcast and I’m pumped for the coming week.

    I’m picking my 4 keepers in a 10 team H2H. Here are who I feel are the best options I can pick from:

    Trout, Harper, Ozzie, Springer, Soto, Verlander, Thor, Kershaw and Nola.

    Looking for your thoughts on my picks:

    Trout, Harper, Verlander and either Soto or Springer. ( I had planned on keeping Ozzie but your podcast last week made me reconsider)

    • B_Don

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      @Mike: Soto pretty easily for m.e

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Nice! Soto

  4. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    I really didn’t like Fantrax last year, but they’ve made some significant upgrades. Or, at least, they sent me an email claiming to have made some significant upgrades. I’ll give ’em another shoteroony.

    Thanks for making a baseball nerd-playground for us, Grey!

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Fanciful Basesball: Fantrax is light years ahead of espn/yahoo. It’s not close

  5. OaktoenSteve says:
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    Where you taking Lindor if at all if you’re drafting today?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktoenSteve: I’m probably in the minority but if it as serious of an issue he’s gonna be out a minimum 2 months it sounds fairly serious. I think it zaps some speed, and if it lingers some power or potentially some time off again later in the year. I’m not touching him where he is still going to go. I’m not thinking about it until 3rd round.

      • Florida Cracker says:
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        @The Great Knoche: I already have kept him in an OTTO league for 39$. In a RCL I I might gamble in the second round. Hoping he recovers better than Doaldson being younger and not been paid yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktoenSteve: I moved him in my rankings… I don’t know if I am taking him right now, things would have to fall just right… I may just reach for someone else if I were drafting today

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @OaktoenSteve: I wouldn’t draft him unless he fell really far. I’m guessing his ADP falls to 10 and I’d just rather have the guys right after 10 and draft someone I know is healthy to start the year.

  6. OaktownSteve says:
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    Where you taking Lindor if you’re drafting today?

  7. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey

    The time has come….can I get in a league with the writers/commenters? I need an invite!

    RO

  8. Peacecoast says:
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    Seriously thinking of joining an RCL league this year. Which one should I join or just take any one at random? Is it a slow draft or live draft?
    Also is it weekly lineups? My home league is a CBS league and it is daily lineups with weekly FAAB. Is it $1000 FAAB, 1$ minimum bid?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Peacecoast: We will probably need a few people in Frequent Commenters League, and you frequently comment. No FAAB. Daily lineups with waivers .

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @The Great Knoche: sounds cool! What do you mean no FAAB? Every day you can add/drop peeps oh I get it there is a limit to total moves so no money is involved right. How big is the bench?

        Is it a slow draft or live draft? I’ve never really sat in one place for four hours before.

        • knucks says:
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          @Peacecoast: PC, you can have my slot from last year, I can’t make it work this year. Was not a slow draft last year.

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @knucks: shite I don’t think I can do a live draft starting on a Wed at 10 pm :/
            when do these drafts end usually?

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @Peacecoast: Those dates and times will change for the leagues at the bottom. We will vote on a time that works for everyone (or most everyone). Draft usually takes about 2 hours.

              • MattTruss

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                Yea, sorry if that’s confusing, but for the legacy leagues I just picked the latest time, but all those leagues will set their own draft date/time as a league. PC – You’re totally invited to FCL – I’ll try to get that rolling today. Shoot me an email: [email protected] and I’ll get you an invite!

                • Peacecoast says:
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                  @MattTruss: I joined fantrax and was automatically put in a RCL#10. Was that you?

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Knucks, you’re out of FCL this year?

            • knucks says:
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              @MattTruss: I’m out for this year Truss. Too many leagues. And they are all on ESPN. A shitty excuse, I know. I just don’t feel I can give Team Knucks the dedication it deserves in a league like that.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Boo, knucks!

              • MattTruss

                MattTruss says:
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                Just join more RCLs so you have more leagues on FanTrax! Problem solved! Alright man, if you’re serious I’ll give your spot to Roto Overlord.

                • knucks says:
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                  @MattTruss: I’m ashamed and embarrassed.

                  But yes Truss, you can give my spot to him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cmon, knucks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: You say that like you haven’t been in an RCL before…You haven’t?

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: never…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s surprising

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: r we fighting

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I was just surprised you didn’t play in an RCL before, thought you had

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: signing up for the FCL!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

  9. Steve L says:
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    Grey! Looking forward to getting crushed in another RCL this year!

    Pick 2 keepers to fill our my roster (rounds go up each year): Taillon for a 9th, Devers for a 26th, G Marquez for a 28th.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Steve L: not Taillon

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Steve L: I’m keeping the pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve L: Bring it on! German, then coin flip as the comments show… Prolly go Devers

  10. The Curly W's says:
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    In the future will there be any RCL circuits with deeper leagues both in terms of number of teams and roster size?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Only Canseco and his time travel knows for sure

  11. J-Hova says:
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    Thanks Grey – the preseason work has been unreal as usual. Razzball is the second thing I check each morning just after Jose Canseco’s Twitter feed.

    I have the two pick in a 10 team roto with Trout kept. We can keep one guy. My best keeper options are Harper at 19, Trienan in the 8th or Dahl in the 10th. I’m leaning on keeping Harper at 19 and drafting Machado. My fear is Baez being available at 19 and missing him. My other option is to draft Yelich or Acuna, shoot for Baez at 19 and if gone go Goldy or and then Mondesi rd 3. Which would you do, best player at 2 (Yelich or Acuna) w/out Harper since I don’t want two OF’s as my first two or machado / Harper – Best Available. Thanks!!

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @J-Hova: Ask Grey about the time he had Jose on the podcast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: I wonder if Canseco got CTE from a ball bouncing off his head… Harper and Machado sounds good to me, hopefully they both sign — Unless you can get Yelich or Acuna, they would be better

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        I remember that podcast well, all 2 minutes of it. One of my favorite razzball moments!

        I can draft Yelich or Acuna at 3. If i do that, should I still keep Harper or just take best available? My guess is absolute best case is Baez. IF not him, Goldie or Mondesi will be there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I’d go off my rankings… If you can draft Yelich and Baez, you do that immediatemente

  12. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Pumped for my first RCL, lets go!

  13. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great stuff, thanks a lot.

    a. Drafted this team in a H2H points league last night. It’s pitcher-heavy.

    3-OF, 9 batters, roster 21, 5 bench, 5 SP slots, 2 RP slots.

    Scoring
    Pitching: 3 pts=IP; 7 pts=W, S; -3 pts=L; 0.5 pt= K; -1 pt=R allowed; -1 pt=BB; -1 pt=H
    Hitting: 1 pt=TB; 1pt=BB, -0.5=K, 1 pt=R, 1 pt=RBI

    Thoughts?

    7 DeGrom
    14 Snell
    27 Soto
    34 Turner
    47 Stanton
    54 Taillon
    67 Flaherty
    74 Suarez
    87 Heaney
    94 Glasnow
    107 Iglesias
    114 CMartinez
    127 Grandal
    134 Marquez
    147 Devers
    154 Conforto
    167 Villar
    174 Voit
    187 Gausman
    194 JJames
    207 LCastillo

    I have 3 waiver claims. Should I keep them or drop them?

    1. Add Maeda (who has RP and SP eligibility in this format) for Gausman (19th round, 187)
    2. Add Khris Davis and drop Devers at the U. Davis is only DH eligible in this format.
    3. Add E5 and drop Voit.

    b. Best quote by John Lennon ever for February 11

    Reporter: ‘What makes your music so exciting?’

    Lennon: ‘We don’t know. If we did, we would create a new band and become their managers.’

    c. Subdued Norm MacDonald quote of the day for February 11

    1. Last week, as Pat Buchanan announced his decision to run for President, several people jumped on stage and shouted Buchanan is a racist. As security began to wrestle them from the stage, Buchanan stopped them and said: ‘Let them continue, that’s my campaign slogan.’

    2. Republican presidential candidate Phil Gramm of Texas said yesterday that if he and President Clinton met in the general election next year he would quote chew him up and spit him out. President Clinton on the other hand says he would take Gramm deep fry him, dip him in mayonnaise and swallow him whole.

    3. Well the nerve gas sarin which was used in the Tokyo subway attack is a colorless, odorless substance that swiftly paralyzes the respiratory system, fills the lungs with fluid and drowns its victims. But it’s still better than anything on the Warner Brothers network!

    4. Senator Bob Packwood said this week he favors a reduced federal deficit over a tax cut, then he added that in case anyone was curious he prefers nice legs over large breasts!

    5. The Hertz rental car company announced this week that it will buy 520000 vehicles, increasing its world-wide fleet to 25% of market share. In addition, the company will try to find a new spokesman who won’t kill his ex-wife.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @Ante Galic: Grey!

      Sorry, it’s 10-team, H2H in ‘a’ above.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Ante, sleep in today? Yes to 1, 2 and 3, why is Khris Davis on waivers? Edwin? B. HA That is really good C. 5. Ha, he loved the OJ jokes

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        a. Sleep in? I wish. Long story short but I had to go all around town paying a bill that wasn’t mine, for an apartment that isn’t mine. I left our apartment this morning at 07h00 and got back around 12h30, exhausted and hungry. Mission accomplished though, so am happy about that.

        b. ‘Cause he was buried in the projections somewhere and also his Ks make less worthy in RCL where Ks don’t count. In this format, Scherzer scored more points than Trout and the teams with the 4 best winning records go to the playoffs in week 25. So it’s about winning as many weekly H2H matchups as possible so you can qualify for the playoffs and then finding the right combo for week 26 to win it all.

        c. Yes, Edwin. Still a go? I’m expecting big things from Devers this year ’cause he’s only 22.

        d. I liked that Lennon quote from this movie…

        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2531318/

        e. OJ was a hot topic in 1995. I’m taking you back to 1995.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Nice! B. That’s still surprising… C. Yeah, Edwin’s a go D. Ah, I never saw it…Not much of a Beatles fan E. Yes, you are! Haha

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. It’s a pretty good movie and has some rare film footage.

            b. Not expecting much from Devers or more than E5? Devers says he’s BSOHL and the extra weight affected his play last year. Sounds like it could be an excuse.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. I just never liked The Beatles B. I don’t mind Devers, but Edwin’s in front of him… Devers might platoon

  14. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey and/or Rudy,

    Any update on if and when there will be an Excel version of the War Room?

    If there isn’t one planned/in the works I may try to build one of my own and if it isn’t awful I can send it your way. Would much prefer taking advantage of someone else’s work though, especially since they are likely much adept at Excel than I am.

    Thanks, sorry if I missed where you already gave an update on an Excel War Room.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Test Kitchen: Yes, actually did get update on the Excel War Room, HotRod is working on it, not sure of an ETA for it tho

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Awesome! My advance thanks to HotRod. And to you of course!

        Want to give us your professional opinion on where Bryce and Manny end up?

        I am a Phillies fan and would happily take either. I will be disappointed if we don’t get one. NL East is gonna be a bloodbath this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Phils get Machado… I get the feeling that Bryce might just take a deal with the Nats… I have nothing to back up either guess

          • DonnieB says:
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            Thanks to HotRod in advance too. A good Grid really helps in live drafts.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rudy’s also giving out his War Room this year, won’t be ready for a few days (week or two)….

    • i can’t speak to the historical war room but we are planning to offer up my excel war room for free w/ all season-long subscriptions before march 1st. ironing out the kinks now but it’s gotten only great feedback in beta. if you subscribe now, i’ll give you earlier access. you can e-mail me at [email protected] if that’s what you decide.

  15. Wass says:
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    Joined my first 2 RCLs, looking forward to it!! Started Gomorrah… only seen the 1st episode and it seems similar to the type of shows I tend to like which is great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wass: Nice! I just finished watching Gomorra’s 1st two seasons for the 2nd time… It’s so good… Might be a top ten show of all time

      • Wass says:
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        @Grey: That’s huge! Movies are easy to watch twice but not shows. I am interested to see how it compares to Vikings for me. So far its started out good!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should be in by the 2nd episode of the 1st season

          • Wass says:
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            @Grey: well i’ll probably be there tonight then!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think you’re gonna love it… As Cougs said, it might be better than The Sopranos

  16. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey whats the PW for the Razzball Frequent Commenter League? razzball won’t work.

    email me if you want [email protected]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you try ***********?

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: either your trolling me or something is wrong lol! I tried razzball, the PW listed next to it, and even the asterisks lolol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was joking, saying my password is all asterisks… Sorry, I’m not in charge of who is in leagues… That’s a question for MattTruss…

    • MattTruss

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      I’ve got emails out to all of last year’s managers, plus Peace Coast who asked above. If someone backs out, you’ll be first on the list!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Find room for Peacecoast!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Find room for Roto Overlord too!

  17. Old School Brother says:
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    Make sure J-FOH gets an invite to the crab league, we all know he luvs crabs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JFOH should be required to play in every league, so everyone can get a taste

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I think those of us who have had a taste should be exempt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’ve paid their dues?

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Sure. I mean the entertainment value is high, but once you’ve been belittled by a funny looking guy with a multi colored beard there’s not much more to learn. I guess he is BSOHL again this spring so maybe there’s some new hate? I take it back I’d do it again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, multi-colored beard made me briefly think, “Did he dye his beard red, white and blue?”

            • BJFOHOHL says:
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              @The Great Knoche: there is always new hate…always

              You’ve stepped up your comment/stat usage game so really you are in a hate free zone….for now

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey:are you saying I should join every league, fire off 11 insults and then auto draft to add insult to injury?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why not?

  18. Van Hammersly says:
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    Hi Grey: This might be a decade of RCLs for me! Thanks for all Rudy and you guys do.

    Don’t quote me on this, but last year I played in 2 Fantrax RCLs that seemed to have wonky “roster lock” settings. Back in the ESPN RCL days, my recollection is that adds/drops locked the day-of games PRIOR to the first game of the day. With at least 1 of my Fantrax leagues last year I was able to add/drop players just as long as their respective teams’ games had not yet started. Make sense??

    Am I crazy or has this been a minor issue in the past? I’m commenting in order to see if there’s a way we can guarantee all RCLs this year have the same free agency and add/drop rules.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome back! We looked into changing this last week, asking Fantrax if it was possible to get all rosters to lock at the start of the 1st game of the day, but they don’t have that ability… Rosters lock for each game respectively… All leagues should have exact same parameters tho, if you see anything funky let me know

      • Van Hammersly says:
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        @Grey: Ay, que fantastico! As long as everything’s consistent across leagues that will keep my agita at bay. Thanks again, Grey…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. OaktownSteve says:
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    I took him from the 14 slot in an NFBC draft champion yesterday and I regret it for kind of a different reason than you might expect. My logic yesterday was the injury was so fresh there’s a possible overreaction there and maybe he’s ready earlier than expected. The season is seven weeks away. There’s time. Yes there’s a ton of risk and the downside is that there are re-injuries and it becomes one of those lost seasons.

    The 14 slot is a little tricky anyway. Best options available were Story, Bregman, Harper, Goldschmidt. Story and Bregman have injury concerns but theirs are possibly chronic where Lindor’s is possibly acute. If you knock Lindor’s steals down a bunch but you still get 30/180 R+RBI/.275 plus he’s holding the slot down. The talent level provides some floor. And then there’s a huge upside narrative where it becomes a non-issue and I got a bargain.

    What I regret and what I realized too late after I looked at it some more is that Cleveland’s line up even with Lindor is TERRIBLE. If you buy the Ramirez regression it’s just blech city. There was bound to be a drop off in Lindor’s counters just based on that alone.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I can’t say I’m on both sides of that fence with you on Lindor… People overreact on injuries this early… By mid-March, he might be a top 5 pick again and already back, or he might not be back until April, struggle to run in the 1st half of the year and the Indians’ offense is really not good as of right now…

      I think I would’ve went Bregman, but his injury has me a little worried too… Harper has clouds over him bc teams are cheap, and he hit .250 last year, but maybe he’s going to play pissed off? I don’t know, 14th spot is not easy there

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Max pick in NFBC went up over the weekend from 12 to 21. Average hasn’t moved much yet too small sample size.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For Lindor? Yeah, I don’t know… Right now, I have him in a tier I’m not drafting at 10, so he may as well be at 25… But I also think he could be okay… Tough call right now

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Gotta love taking a risky upside pick in the first round. I’m hoping Lindor has an elf like ability to heal himself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And his lineup around him — if Jo-Ram has a 1st half like his 2nd half last year, the Indians might be around the 25th best offense (with a top 3 pitching staff)

  20. Bro Pat says:
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    Grey…just listened to the 2B podcast. I have David Flectcher at $1 in a 12 team AL only $26 total budget auction league where we keep 15 year to year. Is that a keepable piece. Here are the others I am keeping and their prices:
    Xander Bogaerts – $2.10
    Miguel Andujar – $1.00
    Willie Calhoun – $1.00
    Daniel Palka – $1.00
    Teoscar Hernandez – $1.00
    Austin Meadows – S1.00
    Eloy Jiminez – No cost if doesn’t make team out of camp, otherwise $1.00
    Vlad Jr. – No cost if doesn’t make team out of camp, otherwise $1.00
    Jurickson Profar – $.60
    Mychal Givens – $1.00
    Tyler Glasnow – $1.00
    Reynaldo Lopez – $1.00
    Jose Alvarado – $1.00
    Michael Kopech – No cost(not activated)

    So my last one is basically between him and just not keeping someone. You got me excited for Flectcher on the podcast so this is the first time I’ve considered it. But not sure if I could just get him cheaper. You could say the same about Teoscar probably too, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I say keep Fletcher

  21. chrisL says:
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    Grey keep 5;
    5×5 with OPB instead of average. 12 teams with no picks lost because of keepers:

    Bregman
    Benintendi
    Rizzo
    Rendon
    W Merrifield
    A Mondesi
    Bellinger
    Nola
    Taillon
    Cole

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman
      Benintendi
      Rizzo
      Rendon
      Cole

  22. Wampa says:
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    I signed up for RCL #31 and the Fantrax page says there is an outstanding Premium League fee balance of $79.95. Is this something that we need to worry about?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, it’s waived

  23. Cram It says:
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    I’m gonna be handicapped this year in ‘Perts since Fantrax got firewalled at work. Would help if they got their app up….do you know if it is/will be ready to go? Wait, am I invited back to ‘Perts?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: How do they decide what to firewall? Based on usage during work hours?

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Ha. No idea, but if that was the case, this site would be blocked too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think they have an app now… You’re invited back, for sure…

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Cool, the app would really alleviate trying to navigate that mobile site on my phone during work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, haven’t tried it yet tho

    • Turd Fergusons says:
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      LOL dude i friggin hate work for blocking razzball & pretty much everything fantasy sports. little do they know i brought in my other laptop and mobile hotspot. jokes on them!

  24. Wampa says:
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    10-team 5×5 keep 4

    Lindor (1st round)
    Acuna (7)
    Bauer (8)
    Rosario (9)
    Springer (13)
    Haniger (21)
    Bellinger (22)
    Corbin (23)
    Andujar (25)

    I’m thinking Acuna, Bellinger, but am stuck on who the other two should be, since I am spooked by Lindor’s injury. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, Corbin

      • Wampa says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!
        2nd League: 14 team 5×5 H2H Keep 10
        Definitely keeping:
        Trout
        Jo-Ram
        Correa
        Bauer
        Rosario
        Conforto
        Hand
        Hader

        Last 2 are between: Moncada, Polanco, Votto, Morton, Wacha, Musgrove, Hill

        I’m leaning Moncada and one of the pitchers (Morton by the rankings), but am open to suggestions. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not great choices… Moncada, Morton is fine with me… Maybe Moncada and Hill…

  25. CaptainKnauer says:
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    With the injury to Lindor, are you still off of Jose Ramirez this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Even more so, no?

  26. jon says:
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    More homers this year….. Tyler O’neill ( hoping he starts the year) Franmill Reyes or Hunter Renfroe….. anyone I can pluck REALLY late for homers that im missing… preparing a list for my draft coming up.. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe is safe bet

  27. BJFOHOHL says:
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    Remember that one time I beat you in perts then I taught Ralph how to be an RCL master and he beat you in perts. Those were the days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You beat me and ran! That’s worse than never beating me at all (for me at least)

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey: I thought you would appreciate that kind of dick move. The site is called RAZZball

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer to be doing the dicking, if you catch my drift

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: aroused now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now you have to win!

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: I flipped the dick

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Like freaky Friday but with dicks!

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                @Grey: and we look nothing alike

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, Vice Versa of dicks

                  • BJFOHOHL says:
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                    @Grey: Thank You for not saying Like Father Like Son

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @FrankGrimes: its like that but I didn’t cheat

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Grimey! FCL invite is in your inbox

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Grimey!

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              @MattTruss:

              Maybe I’ll stay in contention past July this year haha

  28. Peacecoast says:
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    Did you watch/like Roma? What RCL do you play in anyway? Perts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked Roma, prolly top 5 best flick of 2019… Was not a good year for films tho… I’d have a hard time coming up with 5 flicks, tbh

      Yeah, I’m in the ‘perts league

  29. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    I remember last season you preferred the number one slot in roto. In a ten team 5×5 this year, still like the numero uno?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, yeah

  30. Anderson says:
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    Grey, if (big if) the White Sox sign Machado, does Anderson go to a bench role or does Machado take 3rd and bump Yolmer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bumps out Yolmer

      • DonnieB says:
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        Yolmer to 2B and Moncada to CF? They have talked about Moncadagoing there anyway. What’s your gues? Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Machado to the Phils

  31. Uncle Urnie says:
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    Hi Grey. I’m pretty well set with my keepers but just got this offer in 8 team keeper league. My $4 Suarez for his $17 Rizzo. Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda prefer Rizzo, but depends if those prices matter

  32. Pickles27 says:
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    Grey! Good stuff. Having trouble choosing keepers this year. 12 Team Roto R, HR, RBI, OBP, SB, K, QS, SV, WHIP, ERA

    We can choose 2 Keepers. The following are my options:

    Baez in the 11th Round
    Villar in the 19th Round
    G. Cole in the 7th Round
    Benintendi in the 4th Round
    Khris Davis in the 5th Round
    Chris Sale in the 2nd Round

    Who would you keep?

    Thanks!

  33. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    The champ is here! I am going for back to back take downs.

    Why? Becuase I wear my underwear on the outside of my tights unlike that cuck J-FOH!

    Do you think I can Mr.T in Rocky 3 him into the Perts League?

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @BJFOHOHL: I didn’t get invited to perts *sad emoji* *think emoji*

          • Old School Brother says:
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            @BJFOHOHL: True

            • Old School Brother says:
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              @Old School Brother: Although Tehol is pretty… and good at fantasy

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                @Old School Brother: You don’t know how bad his fantasy game is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… JFOH got lucky that one year and didn’t wanna push it…

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey: Bullshit. You got smoked like a blunt. If it wasn’t for a few bad injury breaks the season before I would have won then. But this is what this is for. Razzing each other

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re like the Marlins of fantasy, you win then dismantle. Yo, you Jeffrey Loria?

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: I am Jack McKeon

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              With Luis Gonzalez’s flare for the dramatic

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                @Grey: don’t forget the two snaps

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Which two snaps?

                  • BJFOHOHL says:
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                    @Grey: the ones with the twist

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You talking about holding hair back?

                  • BJFOHOHL says:
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                    @Grey: I was making an In Livin Color joke

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Right over my head, never watched it tbh

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      @Grey: Mr. Hip Hop didn’t watch that?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I didn’t, I know the major stuff from it… I get your two snaps now…

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @BJFOHOHL: POUNDS CHEST** I AM RIGHT HERE BRO!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

  34. Old School Brother says:
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    Peach Bubly… Grey this shizz is da bomb (or should I say… da fizzle)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need to hit up the lavender soap shop and see if they have any bubbly for me…

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: Bubly superbowl commercial 2020 will star 50 year old Ralphie from Christmas Story reprieving his role by having a bar of soap in his mouth, then the soap bar will be replaced with a Bubly, then he’ll smile and wink at the camera

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With a tie-in to the soap store, Lush, that is in every mall

  35. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    In this league Sherzer wont get drafted until round 7….Sorry you already mentioned it but Do you set lineups daily or weekly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daily

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Grey:

        The price is right i’m in #56

  36. Cohen says:
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    Grey, draft strategy question, i got 6 pick in 12 teamer
    Looking at possible Yelich/Harper/Hoskins first 3 picks. Was going to grab Segura at pick 43 but some mocks guys like Spriger and Soto still there. I figure by now pos needs more important then rank so should i grab Segura or go Soto/Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      POS needs, I’d go Segura if I had two OFs

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: gotcha thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. Hot Corner says:
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    I guess there is no choice but to add another league!!! #23 I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t you join one that’s here? Capito?

      • Hot Corner says:
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        @Grey: No, I mean that I joined RCL #23.

        What the heck does capito mean? I’m from the midwest and don’t hablo.

  38. John J Christopher says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I see that some drafts are scheduled after the Japan games March 20th and 21st.
    Are the Rcl’s going to start scoring on the 28th??

  39. D Fresh says:
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    RCLs! Yes!!! I’m looking for an invite to an established league. I placed 2nd overall last year with 1-800-BETTSOFF. Unfortunately the state of Iowa won’t let me play for cash :( I was able to play for (and win a little) cash last year, but this year Fantrax website is blocking me from playing for cash because of my state.

    Any invites or ideas for a gambling loophole?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @D Fresh: Send someone you know in another state money to register you? And have them pay you if you win.

      • D Fresh says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Thanks TGK! I’ll have to give that a try.

        Still looking for an established league invite.

        2018 RCL Resume

        Played 9 money leagues last year, cashed in 4
        2nd place overall with 1-800-BETTSOFF
        Avg league placement = 2.78th place
        Avg overall placement = 131st place
        Avg moves per league = 231 moves
        Avg moves per non-cashing league = 254 moves
        Occasional commenter
        6foot 220lbs
        PDGA# 28780, 927 rating

        Any invites?

  40. nmdunkel says:
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    If I win #65 and then the overall…can I instead have a free sparky anklebiter shirt instead? I had an assist on that term, too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Done and done!

      • nmdunkel says:
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        *happy*

        *crunches excel programming even harder*

        *takes fantasy PEDs*

        *is ok with getting Caminitis next year*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  41. Turd Fergusons says:
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    Turd Fergusons reporting for duty in RCL #62!

  42. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    What’s going on with Original Recipe? I want to sign up to defend my title but I think the invitations haven’t been sent out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a question for someone in the OR RCL

  43. Stu_Daddy says:
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    Oh baby…just signed up for my first RCL league with the $20 league. You’re welcome for my donation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see no $ from that, but good luck!

  44. Michael Hipp says:
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    What time zone for the drafts listed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EST, says it on the spreadsheet

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