Around six months ago, your mother left us in the middle of the night with nothing but each other and our drafted fantasy teams.  I tried to make you French toast as you stood on a stool and watched, but we got egg shell in the batter and you cried about drafting Brad Miller.  I was trying to do work one night, looking for a middle infield replacement as you played with your toy airplanes and — crash! — you spilled your milk all over my fantasy team.  I screamed, you cried and Prince Fielder hurt his neck.  Then your mother reappeared and began a custody battle to take over our teams right as Wilin Rosario seemingly lost his job.  It was the Fourth of July, and no one was available, but I frantically searched for a replacement catcher with a job.  If your mother’s attorney got wind that we couldn’t even manage to have a catcher with a job, we’d lose our teams forever.  With a last ditch effort, we grabbed Yan Gomes off waivers, and another crisis seemed averted.  It wasn’t all smooth sailing the final stretch, like when you fell off the jungle gym, and I carried your through Central Park screaming, “We have to replace David Wright and Alex Rios!”  But you just needed a few stitches and Xander Bogaerts with 3rd base eligibility and a hot schmotato for the outfield.  The final test was making French toast again and seeing how well you adapted to finally cutting the cord on Jay Bruce.  We did it, seemingly conquering a mountain, just the two of us, but due to a hot week from Ryan Rua we lost in the H2H playoffs.  As you packed up your stuff to leave, we sat on the couch in silence.  The weight of the summer on our minds when you turned to me and said, “What do you think about Dallas Keuchel for 2015?”  Today, we close our fantasy baseball team window for the first time in six months.  Of course, you can never remove those teams from your mind’s eye because you turned off your computer’s screensaver months ago and your team is burned into your monitor screen.  Last year, Henderson Alvarez pitched a no hitter on the last game of the season, and this year he pitched against Jordan Zimmermann, who returned the favor with his own no hitter, with the help of an incredible, diving catch from Stephen Souza.  Of course, a guy named after a composer known for patriotic marches secures it for the Nationals.  In a season that saw seemingly every pitcher have a sub-3.50 ERA this was about as apt of a way to close out a season as any.  As Bud Selig doffs his toupee, bidding baseball adieu, let us bid this season adieu too (almost stutterer!) and say hello to the offseason.  Seriously, what about Dallas Keuchel for next year?!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ian Desmond – 1-for-2 and his 24th homer.  Another year for Desmond, another year at the top of the Player Rater for shortstops.  That’s now two straight years.  The most unheralded fantasy player of our generation?  If you don’t think so, then randomly text a buddy and ask him Desmond or Tulo for next year.  Preferably a buddy that knows fantasy baseball otherwise, he’ll think you misspelled Desmond Tutu.

Masahiro Tanaka – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  So, what does that mean for his chances to avoid Tommy John surgery?  Are the Yankees going to send him to the Arizona Fall League so he can get a few more starts until it seems like he doesn’t need surgery again?  Are they going to just wrap his elbow with duct tape and hope for the best?  I got questions, y’all!  One thing I don’t have, any inclination in owning Tanaka next year.

Derek Jeter – 1-for-2, 1 RBI as he played DH in his final game.  Not playing shortstop in Fenway for the final series is the same as the argument that oral sex isn’t cheating.  You still played, you may as well slept with her.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hit .341 to lead the major leagues.  At first, Altuve wasn’t going to start the game since the batting title was on the line, but then people took to Twitter and called him half a man for sitting to preserve his batting title, and he doesn’t like being called accurate names, so he played.  If only everyone took to Twitter and asked Justin Bieber to stop making music.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Wet Tail!  One small note on Wet Tail, he was only one of three NL hitters to get 30 homers.  The entire Padres team only hit 28 homers.  My other note on this game was the Astros and Mets played each other in the final weekend series because the MLB scheduler thought the Astros were still an NL team.  No one really expected either team to be in the playoff picture, but what a slap in the face to their fans.  The Yanks fans get their hated rival Red Sox, and Mets fans get a team in the AL West.

Ben Revere – 1-for-4 and his 49th steal, ending the year with .306.  He’s just happy to be able to go to the playoffs with the Nationals with the assistance of a badly-drawn-on mustache.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  Schoop Schoop a-doobie like Scoobie Doobie Doo we will see you again in December when I start rolling out my sleepers.

David Price – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ending with a 3.26 ERA as the Tigers won the AL Central.  Fun Fact!  The AL Central was originally named as a homage to Al Molinaro.  By the by, Al Molinaro has cost more savvy gamblers money in “Alive or Dead?” than any celebrities outside of Abe Vigoda.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  What a perfect way to end a season since I don’t plan on owning him again.  I feel like I dodged some kind of bullet by having Kinsler for a whole healthy season, and, if I drafted him again, I’d just be pressing my luck.  No whammy, no whammy, no whammy…Stop!  Ooh, whammy, Kinsler’s injured in April 2015.

Kris Negron – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Due to the silent 2nd N in Negron, he is Marge Schott’s Ghost’s favorite player.

Johnny Cueto – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ending the year with 20 wins and a 2.25 ERA.  Hopefully his maid of honor speech is short at the Cy Young award ceremony.  That will be Kershaw’s day, not Cueto’s day to start crying and talking about the time they went to Cancun.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA ending at 3.65.  Damn, just when you thought it was going to be easy to write him off this offseason, he goes and does this.  Honestly, I have no idea which way I’m going with Cole yet for 2015.  Could see myself pouring over his numbers and realizing he should be a top 20 starter or not even in the top 40 starters.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4 and his 23rd homer.  “Yeah, uh huh, you know what it is.  Black and yellow (repeat four times).”  Oh, sorry, I didn’t hear you come in.  I was just singing my team’s playoff song that is old, but will be played numerous times this offseason by Fox like it’s new.  Yeah, I’m bandwagoning for the Pirates.  Whatevs.  Yeah, uh huh, you know what it is.  Black and yellow (repeat four times).

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  You know what the difference is between dirty socks and White Sox?  Semien.

Paul Konerko – 0-for-3 as he played the final game of his career.  Before he exited, he wrote the names of his children in the infield dirt.  In related news, some teenager got lucky yesterday on the infield dirt while his girlfriend thought of Jeter.

Sonny Gray – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ending the year with a 3.08 ERA.  Talk about having mixed emotions.  In the preseason, I bet on the Mariners to win the World Series, and Felix Hernandez was throwing a gem elsewhere (5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 baserunners, 7 Ks, ending the year with a 2.14 ERA), and if the M’s won and A’s lost the Mariners would’ve had a chance for the playoffs.  This was like when you promised to take your kid’s Little League team out for ice cream if they won, and you didn’t want to spend $75 on ice cream, so you were secretly pulling for the other team that looked like a bunch of eleven-year-old ex-cons.  Oh, well, I guess Carvel is on me.  Thanks, Sonny!

Josh Collmenter – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA ending at 3.46.  Not bad if you were able to handle all of Collmenter’s catcher questions.

Miguel Gonzalez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ending the year with a 3.23 ERA.  That’s an under 3.25 ERA for a guy who I’m not sure ever was owned in more than 50% of ESPN leagues all year.  Men and four girl readers (let’s be honest though, one or two of you ladies are probably a little manly), no offense.

Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ending the year with a 2.87 ERA.  Rudy will be along in the coming days with a ranking of all major sites’ preseason rankings.  Let’s just say yours truly and his love of The Tampa Bay Peach didn’t do that shabby.  *blows air on knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt, sees I just rubbed tomato sauce on my shirt*  Dah!

Buster Posey – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, ending the season with a .311 average.  Prepare yourself to see Posey in the top 20 overall next year at just about every site, except this one.

Wilin Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  If September were the first month of the season, and if the season didn’t end until March, Rosario would have a great year!  And if “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts, we’d all be diabetic squirrels.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Ended the season as a top 15 outfielder on our Player Rater.  Hopefully that translates to a better Kardashian this offseason.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer.  He was pulled early from yesterday’s game by Don Uribe, who acted as the manager.  Meanwhile, Juan Mattingly swung for the fences and hit a slow dribbler to shortstop.  This reminded me of an omelet my friend had this weekend.  It was supposed to be with wild mushrooms, and instead it was just an omelet gone wild.  Food porn.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Ryan Braun – 0-for-3.  Will have thumb surgery on Thursday.  He will be having a cryotherapy procedure, which is the freezing of damaged tissue, and it has never been performed on a thumb before.  This freezing process was last used successively on Larry King in the late 90’s moments before he passed in his sleep.  There’s no timetable for Braun’s recovery since this is uncharted waters.  Best case scenario, he’s fine for spring training.  Worst case scenario, his thumb can no longer move and never realizes its dream of playing a part in a Thumb Wars prequel.

 
  1. Pun says:
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    Thanks for another great season Grey, Rudy, and Team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pun: No problem, any relation to Big Pun?

      • Game of Throws says:
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        Thanks Grey and Mike for the advice all season. Only won 1 out of 3 leagues. But a .333 Avg ain’t bad!

        Quick question after reading your Desmond blurb;

        I can keep 3 guys for next season for my top 3 picks.

        I have Miggy, Altuve for sure.

        Was thinking Edwin or Freeman for the third. But now i’m considering Desmond. His consistency is something to admire and I would have 2b and SS locked up.

        so Ian Desmond over Edwin or Freeman?

  2. Tarman Got Him says:
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    My big money league

    RD 1: 8-2 VICTORY

    RD 2: 8-2 VICTORY

    Finals 8-2 CHAMPION!!

    Thanks Grey and Razball for another successful Fantasy Baseball season

    2 first place finishes, a 2nd and a fourth!!

    Til next year… Football!! Haha.

  3. ReleasetheMcCracken says:
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    Kudos on another entertaining season. Looking ahead to next year, 12 team dynasty. My Tyson Ross for his Jorge Soler?

    • Hawk says:
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      @ReleasetheMcCracken:

      Pitching is DEEEEEEP. Power hitting is NOT DEEEP

      Do it and don’t think twice.

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Thanks again to you and all the gr8 work at razzball.com. Here is my humble homage.

    Mike – You’re the best thing in PA!

    JFOH – thanks for removing my comment on the ‘best team names’ because they weren’t cool or part of a legitimate RCL. You were justified they were lame.

    Rudy – For all the gr8 applications, hitter-tron, streamonator etc. Really hi-tech!

    JB – Your in-depth articles were easily the best thing that I read here after Grey’s shizz, of course. Prepare your runner-up speech, just like Johnny Cueto.

    Grey, a quick joke!

    Robin Ventura: ‘Hey, Semien! Nice HR in a meaningless loss for us. There’s always next year. What’s the difference between having a girlfriend and a wife?’

    Semien: ‘Hah? Don’t no coach. Please enlighten me.’

    Robin Ventura: ‘Spit and swallow, Semien.’

    That’s it, JeF!

    Grey, was really inspired everything on the site. What I liked most.

    1. The Friday where we showed our real face.

    2. The fact that you never once unintentionally misspelled a players name. It was really useful and I believe strongly educational because we were forced (by osmosis) to really learn about so many players – the good, the bad and the weird.

    3. The in-depth analysis and utility of all your completely objective opinions or at least backed by some substance except the proverbial ‘goin’ with my gut feeling’ seen elsewhere.

    4. For objectively being the best site from all sites seen on fantasyrundown.com. I guess, special thanks to fantasyrundown.com for being my source to finding this site.

    Will be in and out to see what’s up, especially your take on the MLB awards – golden glove, MVP, Cy, Silver slugger etc.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, nice! 1. Cool 2. I tried not to 3. I tried to! 4. Thanks!

  5. Nimrod says:
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    Thanks to you Grey and your staff. Your blogs where the first thing I read each morning. I took 2nd place in a big money league with 99 points in an eleven category league thinking 93 or 94 would win it. I know each team had injuries and under achievers but my 3 big where Fielder, Votto and Bruce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: No problem, sorry you didn’t win…

  6. MattH says:
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    Grey, awesome job all year. Lot’s of success thanks to you and the Razzball staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: No problem!

  7. JP says:
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    Thanks to everyone at the site for a great year. Won 3 of my 4 leagues, and finished second but lost in the 1st round of the playoffs in the other. Unfortunately I don’t have the balls (or dollars) to play in a money league. Couldn’t have done it without you.

    • Grey

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      @JP: No problem, hopefully you take all 4 next year…

  8. Curt says:
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    Won my league by a dominant margin, big reason was your early love for Puljols, whom I got with the 47th pick, thanks Big Guy………

    • Grey

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      @Curt: Very nice!

  9. Matt says:
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    Awesome reads all year, you guys are the best! Ended up winning my money 15-man roto league, thanks for all the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: No problem, well played!

  10. Dirtyd says:
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    Thanks Razzball! Great stuff all year!

  11. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    I know you weren’t talking about me in your open because I WON! Im moist with champagne from last night and had to dump gatorade on you to get your drunk ass up off of my front lawn.
    On the Realz though, thanks for all the info and all of the laughs and i look forward to your first middle infield post of the off season.

  12. Swfcdan says:
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    Not my year this year, finished 4th in both my money leagues (hey at least I get my money back for one!). Mainly down to bad drafting and guy that didnt work out.

    Have some great cheap keepers though now like Mookie, Vordano, Rendon, Stroman amongst others, so ill be out to get them back next year! Thanks for your usual awesome (unpaid) job you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: No problem, we’ll get em next year!

  13. Awesome Auger says:
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    One league had a 3 way tie for first (me and two others)… never seen anything like that before… crazy!

    Thanks for all the advice Grey… I know it’s a TON of work to do these write ups day after day, but it’s very much appreciated. Enjoy your down time… I’ll be here obsessively hitting refresh hoping for the 2015 rankings to show up.

    • Grey

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      @Awesome Auger: Ha, no problem… That is crazy for a three-way tie… Was it a money league?

      • Awesome Auger says:
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        @Grey:

        Yea not huge money… $50 a piece so we’ll each take home $200. I was watching yesterday and we kept jumping 1st to 3rd all separated by a point or less.

        I’m a little nervous though… stattracker showed me in 3rd yesterday but apparently there was an adjustment that gave me a pt and took one away from the first place guy. We’ll see how it shakes out though.

        • Grey

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          Ah, well, hopefully you won it!

  14. Bob says:
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    Thanks guys. Wrapped up my championship with so much info and help from you guys!

    • Grey

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      @Bob: No problem, congrats!

  15. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Thanks again for a great Season Grey! I went 3 for 3 in fantasy baseball and the guy who finished 2nd in my head to head league couldn’t believe my epic run from the All Star break. “You’re so lucky, who the hell trades Yu Darvish and Choo the week before they go in the toilet?” That trade netted me McCutchen btw.

    I grabbed Carlos Santana and Zimmerman on waivers when they were sucking, and streamed Duda and Lind at 1B in the aftermath of the Prince Fielder debacle.

    I’ll be singing the praises of Razzball all summer. Maybe even design a T Shirt of a cartoon Grey urinating on Matthew Berry. You da man brothah!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I third the shirt! (I might take 4 and let my dogs where them for our Xmas picture)

        • Grey

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          Ha! I’ll send that out as my Xmas card too!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Wow, I wrote “where” instead of “Wear” Still recovering from the NY & Boston trip! So now we just need Nick to lay the Razzball Anthem and Marty Jannetty (Great Name BTW) to get us some shirts and we’ve got more season stuff to talk about!

            • Grey

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              Haha… Who was Fenway?

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: It was really cool, it’s almost a religious experience walking in there for the first time, regardless of being a Yankees fan. A bunch of my friends are Red Sox fans and my sister lives out there so I’ve not a Sox hater (heck we get all their guys anyways after their 35) We were 5 rows up from home plate (a little disappointed Jeter didn’t pinch hit in the 8th or 9th as everyone was chanting his name) but all in all an Amazing Trip,

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, it’s a great park, I used to live two blocks away when I was in school and walk over… What day were you there?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Nice, we went to the game Friday night and then went back in on Saturday to the stadium (my sister is in Chelsea) to watch the game at a few different bars to get the full experience.

                    • Grey

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                      Sweet! Which bars? (I think they’ve all changed hands, but maybe I might have a reminiscing moment…)

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Bleacher Bar And Clask’ n Flangon. Lots of fun, Red Sox fans were really cool, not sure if it’s because we’re both out of the playoffs.

                    • Grey

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                      Ah, yeah, the Cask n Flangon! Wow, that’s a throw back… Crazy it’s still there, but I guess it’s an institution… Jillian’s had taken over all of Lansdowne last time I was there…

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I really want to go and sit on the Green Monster so I think I’ll go out next year take the wife this time so she can have the experience

                    • Grey

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                      Those seats weren’t even there when I was in Boston (dating myself? Yup!)…. I’d love to sit up there too, and I’m scared of heights…

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I like speed a lot more than heights, but I think that I’d be ok (especially since no one’s fell off of it as yet) I did get to high five Wally right when I walked in, I wanted a pic with him but he was running somewhere.

                    • Grey

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                      Wally seems like the Poochie of mascots… Feels really forced….

  16. Can’t believe its over already. Thanks for all the laughs and insight Grey and Crew!

  17. papasmurf says:
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    Thank you Grey and staff for another razztastic year!

    The Smurfs are celebrating their first championship since ’09 with a stellar 176.5 pts out of 192 (maximum) performance. Entered Sep in a virtual 3way tie for first but won by 13 pts as schmatoes stepped up for me as I lost Stanton and punted Moss.

    Feeling exhausted though lol. Got up at 5 yesterday to be best smurf in friend’s wedding and had to attend another farewell dinner afterwards. Feels symbolic for a long baseball year.

    • Grey

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      @papasmurf: Papa Smurf! Nice work, good to see you win finally!

  18. Yescheese says:
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    Thanks for a great season Grey, Rudy and friends

  19. Gus Pike says:
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    Thanks for a great year guys. Finished 2nd by 0.5 points, losing on the last day of the season. But still, a great year and it would not be nearly as much fun if I didn’t have this site to read every morning. Props to you all!

    • Grey

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      @Gus Pike: No problem… We’ll get ’em next year!

  20. Hodgepadre says:
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    Thanks, Grey, for another great season! Looking forward to your coverage of Rubby/Dickey matchups next year.

  21. BreakOut says:
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    Reports around here were that Jose wanted to play and his manager wanted him to play. Even Bo Porter wanted him to play.

    • Grey

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      @BreakOut: Not sure, was going on what I heard

  22. Bye Felicia says:
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    I’m going to miss the fantasy writeups every morning. I won’t miss pulling my hair out all season. I won 3 leagues, finished 2nd 3rd and 5th in others. The other 4 I don’t want to talk about. Question: Can you recall a season with so many injuries?
    Thanks for entertaining us monkeys all season.

    • Grey

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      @Bye Felicia: Congrats on the wins! 1st round was a total mess this year… Ton of injuries… More so than I can remember

  23. Lville Jim says:
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    Thanks everyone at Razzball for making my breaks and lunches at work both informational and entertaining.

  24. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Thanks Grey & Team! Appreciate it…

  25. 740 says:
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    Wsup Grey, as always Great Stuff! Thank you for helping me Win the championship and the pot! I feel like I owe you some of that $ lol Anyway, just wanted to let you know you are one of the best at what you do. Really Appreciate all the help!

    Many Thanks to you and the boys!

    • Grey

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      @740: No problem, congrats!

  26. STL says:
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    Just wanted to give my thanks to you guys for all the hard work you put in with posts and answering questions.

    My only pay Yahoo! league ended yesterday and I somehow took first place with a team decimated by injuries. I owe a lot of that to you guys.

    Thanks again and see ya next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @STL: No problem, congrats!

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    Thanks for another great season! It was a hard fought battle. Got 2nd in my 16 Team H2H league (which is a feat in and of itself, being that I had Goldy, Tulo, and Stanton hurt for the playoff run). I did, however, beat my Pops 8-6 in my 8 Team H2H league so I made out with a bit of cash, and the Wilson family title of greatest fantasy baseballer. Seriously, best sports site around, you and all your constituents need to keep up the good work. And seriously, Razzball tour to the Midwest to see a game in STL. You can send the Cougs to Indy and we can get a bunch of Razzholes to get liquored up on $9.50 Budweisers at Busch. Just don’t forget your bulletproof vest.

    I do actually have a question, though. Being that I play in a stupid move limit league, I couldn’t snatch up someone like Arenado to hold for keepers next season. Don’t know if I’ll need him, but who would you keep out of this group:

    Rizzo, Longo, Jones, Brantley, Hanley, Xander, Springer, Machado, Davis, Scherzer

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    We keep 5, Jones is my Franchise guy, so he’s locked in. The other 4 get kept for two years total. Longo, Hanley and Davis would only have one year left to be kept. The others would be able to be kept for 2015 and 2016.

    Thanks again for an awesome season!

    • Grey

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      @Wilsonian: Congrats on beating Pops! The public defender beats the judge, nice! Jones, Rizzo, Brantley, Scherzer, toss up… Could see Arenado here

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Haha! Thanks! And well I don’t have Arenado. I wasn’t able to snag him there because of our move limits and I used them all trying to win the league. I’m kind of leaning Springer with the last one. Or Xander. I dunno. I agree with Rizzo for sure. Hope this is Brantley turning it on, and not a one-hit wonder.

        • Grey

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          Nah, Brantley’s decent… (Hopefully)…. Springer’s not bad there then… You have to decide now?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: nah, not yet. Just wanted to see if I needed to try to hound someone for an off season trade. Ha. Thanks for the advice. Hope Brantley is this good for awhile – at least two more years…

            • Grey

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              Yeah, hopefully… I’ll need to pour over his stats, but don’t think he should be that off…

  28. William says:
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    Thanks again for all the help this year, Grey. Missed the league win by a point on the final day – three teams had a shot to win it all on the last day. Tough league.

    When is the draft??

    • Grey

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      @William: Damn, that sucks… I don’t know, but I wanna draft Arenado right now

  29. Pager24 says:
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    Razzball crew-

    Thanks for a great season. My 1st place finish was achieved only by me stealing your hard work and insight. I will now tell my friends that I am the smartest fantasy baseballer (your mom’s term!) in all the land. I will pontificate your knowledge as my own, all the while feeling shame as we both know the truth behind my success. However much like masturbation, the shame I feel is outweighed by the pleasure and will continue to do it over and over. I owe you a drink! and probably dinner??

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

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      @Pager24: Ha, no problem… Congrats!

  30. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Duda or Hurry K’d ROS?
    WET TAIL BITCHES!!!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: that decision really weighed heavily in shallow leagues for a while. still does.

  31. PK says:
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    Grey/Rudy,

    Thanks for another great season! The advice given here helped lead me to victory once again! I bought your whole team some daiquiris, so drink up!

    Grey, I always look forward to your morning notes. I get at least one good chuckle every single time. I appreciate your thoroughness, especially as the season came to a close. Other sites start to mail it in once football starts up, but you are one dedicated mustache!

    Rudy, your continued work on the hitter and pitcher tools is invaluable. I think I might be lost without Stream-o-Nator and Hitter-Tron!

    • Thanks and congrats on your victory!

    • Grey

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      @PK: No problem, congrats! And thank you!

  32. Hawk says:
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    Grey, Rudy, Fellow Razzballers,

    With your help this year, I won my big money keeper league. I could not have done it without you. Just wanted to say THANK YOU.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • thanks and congrats on your victory!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: No problem, congrats!

  33. Hondo says:
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    I won both of my leagues for the first time,mostly due to Prince Fielder and Brad Miller.

    Actually it was mostly due to your suggestions of schmohawks (sps?) Where’s the auto correct when you need it?Don’t they know Razzball terms?
    Daiquiri or margarita?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Ha, nice! Congrats! I taught my browser dictionary the spelling…

  34. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Grey and Team Razzball – You are kings among kings and I can’t thank you enough for the help this year. 3 for 3 this year!

  35. Wilson says:
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    Thanks Grey, I won the Champion in a ROTO league. Appreciate your advice in the whole season.
    Even though Segura , Gyorko , Bruce were wrong drafts in the begining of the season, I still can change nice tactics with your advice.

    Keeper question: Kershaw , Stanton , Abreu , Rizzo , J Upton , Donaldson
    Pick three for keeper (keep forever, no extra cost)

    Thanks again.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Wilson:

      For me, it’s Kershaw, Stanton and Rizzo.

      A lot of folks will argue Abreu but his 2nd half numbers worry me. Rizzo was a .320+ hitter in the minors and is just coming into his own. And the Cubs have a ridiculous amount of young talent that’ll soon be around him.

      No reason he can’t be a .300 / 35 HR guy in Wrigley

      • Wilson says:
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        @Hawk: Thanks for your reply.

        It’s really hard to choose between Abreu and Rizzo.
        But Rizzo could have a lot of down side potential…
        And even Abreu’s 2nd half is not Cannon but still a submachine gun…

        Rizzo is a potential super star, Abreu is a safer choice… It’s still hard to choose… haha…

    • Grey

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      @Wilson: Congrats! Kershaw, Stanton, Abreu

  36. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Champion!!! Thanks Grey for all the help (and J. Zimm for pitching the no-no that I needed to close it out!!!)

  37. Hawk says:
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    “The entire Padres team only hit 28 homers”

    This is incorrect but it was close enough to the truth that I had to check to be sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Are we sure this is incorrect? Emoticon

  38. vinodole says:
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    Thanks Grey and the rest of the Razzball crew for all of your hard work. It’s truly a great joy reading your stuff. See you in a few months!

  39. SmellTheGlove says:
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    Thanks for a great season! I won both my roto and H2H leagues because of my faith in your teachings. I ended up with Kluber, Cobb, Brantley, Giancarlo and others because of your advice. I’ll be putting my tiny hands in yours again this spring. Until then, adieu.

  40. ***RCL STANDINGS UPDATE – Holding off at least a day before running the final standings as ESPN has an outstanding issue – they have yet to credit the Cody Allen win from a suspended game in late September in the standings. Effected teams can see one more win in their Active Stats than in the standings. Given how tight wins are, this may be worth at least 1/2 a point in a lot of leagues. Will give them another day or so to fix it and, if not, will run the standings as is. I will make manual changes only if: 1) It potentially impacts the final top 10 or 2) It impacts the championship of a specific league.***

    • Grey

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      @Rudy Gamble: ESPN had a note on the team page for two weeks saying they would not count suspended game stats…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: we are holding off the last RCL post for a few days?

      • Grey

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        JFOH, do you remember a note on your team page saying suspended games wouldn’t count?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: i remember something about certain number of days removed don’t count.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, it was something like after a week between suspended game and finishing the game it doesn’t count…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: thats it. I was focussed on trying to beat STEVE??

              • Grey

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                What ended up happening? Steve lost, didn’t he?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: he got 2nd. Pandas won..I took 3rd. I won most categories.

                  • Grey

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                    Aw, poor Steve… Damn Pandas for being so good…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I think they had the healthiest teams. Pandas streamed MR well. FCL was solid top to bottom. We all benefited from oaktown taking off. His streaming was unlike any i have ever seen. He literally went like 25 streams back in may for a 1.85 ERA….IN F&&#$ ING MAY!!!!!

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, what’s the word on him? You ever hear from him over email?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: others have. I never reached out. I will. Do you want his email?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You reach out and let me know what he says

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: wow, that’s stupid enough to be a yahoo rule right there.

    • Maro Esquandolas says:
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      @Rudy Gamble:

      This will cost me my share of the split championship if awarded. UHG!

      Kid Cuddyer’s Magical Palace

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s not being included, rest easy…

        • Maro Esquandolas says:
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          @Grey:

          Thanks, and thanks for all the work by the RazzCrew – Love SON & Hittertron

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

      • VinWins

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        @Maro Esquandolas: I think the right thing to do is just give the title to the nice Minnesota Moose guy.

  41. Randy BoBandy says:
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    It’s a sad day when this is the last daily review. That being said, I managed to win both leagues this season. Thanks for all the valuable input…although Cobb almost gagged it for me!

    Enjoy the Fantasy offseason.

    And I’m going to say a Nationals/Tigers World Series because why not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: Nicely done, congrats! Pirates and Tigers, because why not.

  42. Fireball Feliz says:
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    This Rangers fan is gonna go comatose for the winter and forget 2014 ever happened, but thanks Gray Rudy and everyone else for all the help! I won my roto league with 109pts and 2nd place finished with 93 so it was a through whooping. Shoutout to Grey’s genius start of the year predictions with Abreu Barista Pujols and Teheran. As for Bruce and Miller, eh it happens. See you guys 2015 and thanks for a fun year!

  43. El Guapo says:
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    Thanks to the Razzball team, especially Gray, JB and Scott Evans for the BEST advise, and my man Rudy for all the great tools. Today we celebrate Daiquiri Day!

  44. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Thanks for everything this year! A daiquiri will be forthcoming in celebration of a last to fourth finish in my AL-only league that got me finishing in the money (which is also the term I use for banging a rich lady.)

  45. royce! says:
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    As Hawk noted above, the entire Padres team hit more than 28 homers. In fact, they hit 109, which was more than STL (105) and KC (95). So we have that. Every journey begins with a single step.

    • Grey

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      @royce!: Wow, the Royals didn’t even break 100 HRs, that’s insane… Both of those teams in the playoffs too…. Crazy times we live in with the lack of offense…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: And neither of them were in the top 10 for ERA, either…very suspicious. Does MLB have Yahoo doing their standings? They don’t seem to be able to count.

        • Grey

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          @royce!: Ha… Somehow the Cards always seem to outperform their team in the standings…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: too bad its in a hole….cust kayin’

      • Grey

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        Better than in a hole than just an a hole…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: are you calling me an a hole?

          • Grey

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            Ha… Nope, it was a fortune cookie I got…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: the last one I got was an ad for viagra

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: Just wait till we get Josh Johnson back!

  46. gareth says:
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    I laughed when the hitter-tron had Zach Walters as the highest rated player on the final day. He was going against Alex Cobb for Pete’s sake!

    He then hits a home run and gets an rbi double.

    Touche Mr Robot.

    Touche.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Don’t doubt the horny robot

  47. jim says:
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    I won some $ this year thanks to all the help from the Razzball staff. Very impressed with all your advice and insight throughout the season. It was my first year following your site and it will not be my last. Thanks again everybody, cant say enough good things about you guys!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jim: No problem, congrats!

  48. MadduxWasJuiced says:
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    Thanks for the awesome writing, Grey. I won my league this year thanks in part to you, Rudy and the rest of the team. Stream-o-nator and Hittertron were amazing tools to have this year. I want to donate a portion of my winnings to the “buy Grey a daiquiri” fund. Is there still a link for that?

    Here’s my championship lineup (12 team H2H):
    C – Dioner Navarro
    1B – Albert Pujols
    2B – Howie Kendrick
    3B – Luis Valbuena
    SS – Elvis Andrus
    OF – Mike Trout
    OF – Matt Holliday
    OF – Alex Gordon
    UTIL – Victor Martinez
    Bench – Justin Morneau

    SP – Felix Hernandez
    SP – Madison Bumgarner
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    SP – Doug Fister
    SP – Francisco Liriano
    SP – Danny Salazar
    SP – Yusmeiro Petit
    RP – Hector Rondon
    RP – Edward Mujica
    RP – Jared Burton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MadduxWasJuiced: No problem, congrats! Link is on homepage… Very nice team!

  49. MattTruss

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    Thanks as always Grey and Rudy, you guys kick so much ass. Had easily my best year ever playing this silly little game and you guys are a big part of that. I think it’s been 4 seasons now on here reading, commenting and 3 playing in RCLs. Absolutely the best site around, I can’t say enough.

    To everyone thanking these fellas for your wins this year, make sure to break a piece of those winnings off for the good men that put in a lot of work. 5-10% of your winnings ain’t too bad. Coug’s Avon perfume isn’t cheap, neither is Ted’s grooming and Fantasy Master Lothario needs another dozen or so flavors of vape juice. Hitter-Tron and Stream-o-nator need a few thousand gallons of 5W-20 to get ready for next year so get on it ya’ll.

    I’m going to go touch base with my family now, thanks again guys, looking forward to offseason posts when the comment section is a lot less….uhhhhh….busy I guess.

    • Grey

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      @MattTruss223: Very nice, good to have you! Avon perfume and Botox!

  50. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Amazing year man! Came down to an awfully close weekend and well.. lets just say I hate limited waiver moves during the week.. Salazar and McHugh both got their starts skipped and Bumgarner needed to be saved for that Play-In game. Ender Inciarte really tried to carry the slack of my cold bats of Yelich and J.D. Martinez during the final week but he just couldn’t do it himself. Thanks so much for everything this year. I have no doubt I would not have been on some of these players enough if you weren’t there with the wonderful breakdowns and input. Thanks again! I’ll take 2nd place in the big money.. I’ll settle, but next year. Oooooh baby!

    Good luck during the off season Grey and best wishes!

    • Grey

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      @Jayrod Ceol: Thanks for the kind words! Next year we’ll get you the win!

  51. Damn_Scots says:
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    Grey, Rudy and the rest of the Razzball crew; thank you so much for the great advice and comedy. I am not productive in the morning at all until I’ve read the daily notes. Took 2nd in a long time roto league and won a H2H league and your advice was a big reason why. Thanks again!

    • Grey

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      @Damn_Scots: No problem, congrats on the win!

  52. First Time Collmenter says:
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    Hey Grey –

    I’m a long-time reader, and as you can tell from my name, this is my first-time commenting. I won my league, the one where I went almost entirely based on your opinions. Yeah, that meant I got stuck with an infield duo of Segura/Gyorko. But I waited forever on SPs because you said I should be OK with Homer Bailey as my ace. Homer was my my first SP picked. and no, not my ace. But Cobb/Gray were studs, and because I waited on pitching I got Adam Jones/Joey Bats/Pujols/Donaldson/Brantley. Which is mostly why I won. That and I lucked into Dozier after I gave up on Gyorko. Definitely wouldn’t have picked that team without you. I owe you a daquiri, but can’t find that link….

  53. Swfcdan says:
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    Hey its the holiday time for you now. Take a long lie in today, we can all wait. You deserve it man!

    Thanks for another funny and helpful year. Dunno where id be in my keepers without your advice.

  54. RBG says:
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    Much thanks for all the hard work you guys put in all-season…going to miss reading the daily notes every morning…Won a H2H championship this year and definitely could not have done it without you guys! Gracias!

    • Grey

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      @RBG: No problem, congrats!

  55. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Sad to see the end, but we had a lot of good times, right?
    After a brief two year stint of finishing second in my league that matters, I’m back to the pinnacle. We did it men, and four girl readers, we did it.

    As I said in my initial comment here, this is a fantastic site. I really appreciate all the time the writers take to answer questions, especially Grey, you moustachiod devil you. Big shout out to Rudy for his tools as well.
    The writers, commenters, and format greatly enhance an already pleasurable experience. This site is truly the KY yours and mine of fantasy sports.

    Holla,
    Mr. Tibbs

    • Grey

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      Ha, nice analogy! No problem, glad to hear you won!

  56. Chris says:
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    Thanks for all your work and a great season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  57. Dave says:
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    Grey,
    Can’t repeat enough how appreciated your efforts and advise are. I won two out of three leagues because of this site. If I had listened a bit more I may have won all three. Once again, this is the best fantasy baseball site on the net! Thank you and can’t wait until pitchers and catchers.

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats on the wins!

  58. Hackensack Bulls says:
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    It feels like we’re testifying. PRAISE Razzball!

    I was homeless and diagnosed with gonorrhea of the eye and then I found Razzball. And I got Jon Lester and Nolan Arenado (in a keeper) for next to nothing. I finished with two third place finishes and a first place H2H (which relied heavily on hittertron the last week).

    Hallelujah! I will spend the off-season re-reading all of Grey’s posts to discover the secret codes he surely left for us to find.

    • Grey

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      HA… Glad to cure your gonorrhea!

  59. Game of Throws says:
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    Oops posted above by accident:

    Thanks Grey and Mike for the advice all season. Only won 1 out of 3 leagues. But a .333 Avg ain’t bad!

    Quick question after reading your Desmond blurb;

    I can keep 3 guys for next season for my top 3 picks.

    I have Miggy, Altuve for sure.

    Was thinking Edwin or Freeman for the third. But now i’m considering Desmond. His consistency is something to admire and I would have 2b and SS locked up.

    so Ian Desmond over Edwin or Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, congrats on the win! I’d go Edwin… Freeman’s not close

  60. Spammer Jay says:
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    So how did you do in your expert leagues Grey?

    I had another great season in large part to you all here… won just 1 of 3 but in the money in all three. Hittertron was crucial for me this year in my daily points league. I think next season I’ll be more confident drafting more SP’s in that league knowing I can stream hitters that effectively. Not that anyone cares… but it’s fun for me to recount the best from my teams this season:

    Best draft of the season: Brantley: was also the #1 hitter in points format all season.
    Best draft of the season runner up: Dee Gordon (my last rounder): he was so awesome in the 1st half setting me up for SB victory plus I was able to trade him for King Felix.
    Best Sleeper Keeper: Sonny Gray: kept him in all leagues thanks to your advice. Traded him later for J Bruce (FAIL) LOL
    Best hitter Pickup of the season: Todd freaking Frazier!
    Best pitcher pickup of the season: Carrasco
    Worst sell: Sale
    Solid player I don’t want on my team again because I think I can do better with Hot Somatchos: Adam Jones
    The one player I had that made me feel like a champion even though I wasn’t: Giancarlo

    I’m really looking forward to more growns from my league mates at the 2015 draft when I’m starting my corners with Goldy and Arenado for a total cost of $22 out of $260!

    Thanks again for another great season of insight & entertainment!

    • Grey

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      I had Prince Fielder in too many leagues, I didn’t do well… My 2nd place finish to Rudy was the best I did…. Adam Jones is better than any player you can pick up off waivers…

  61. Fungazi says:
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    So I ended up winning one league and finishing 2nd in another and nothing on money league. I took a quick look at my teams and I gotta say I’m amazed that the 2nd place team was even in contention.

    The only players on the team (12 team) that I didn’t pick up from free agents or trades were Pujols, Harper and Cobb. And Pujols was the only one that didn’t miss a chunk of the season.

    Thanks for your help getting me through the dark times, Razz #1!

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats on the one win!

  62. Spyre says:
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    Thanks for your posts all year Grey.

    This year wasn’t meant to be for me, behind a terrible draft and collusion of 2 teams to throw the h2h game last week of the reg season to keep me out of the playoffs. I still have one of the best teams in the league. After trading the farm for Cutch, peep my keepers for next year. My batters are already gonna be tops in the league

    Trout
    McCutchen
    Rizzo
    Cano
    Bautista
    Arenado

    • Grey

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      Wow, nice keepers for next year!

  63. Rumpelstiltskin says:
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    I haven’t commented a great deal this past season but continue to read articles, comments, questions, and answers…thank you Grey, Rudy, the Razzball crew, and fellow commenters…won my H2H and roto leagues yesterday…first baseball roto league I’ve been in too, and yes it is the better of the two formats hands down…this is THE fantasy sports site…take care and all the best going forward…cheers!

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats on the wins!

    • thanks and congrats on your championships!

  64. Hondo says:
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    Second daiquiri of the year sent,donations to you beat the crap out of Rotowire.

    Thanks Dude.

    • Grey

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      Ha, no problem! Thanks!

  65. Dominican Power says:
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    Fuck CarGo for being an injured POS. Fuck Prince Fielder for cock teasing all of us. Fuck Homer Bailey for getting paid and being a POS. Fuck Kirk Gibson(thank god he got fired) for ruining Goldy’s season on his day off. Fuck Johnny Cueto for being injured all of last year and having a Cy Young caliber one this year. Fuck Evereth Cabrera and the whole Padres organization for being so trash. Fuck The Yankees for being worse than last year’s trash heap. Fuck Bryce Harper for not living up to his unprecedented hype in real life and fantasy.

    • Grey

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      Ha

  66. Wake Up says:
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    Thanks for another great year filled with laughs!

    I just figured out that all of those blue names are names of actual baseball players. I thought that this site was purely a Comedy and Math site. So many things are starting to come together now…like my roommates, the Beatles, and Sting and Sting’s girl and Sting’s bass. Truth be told I spent a couple of months this season Walking on the Moon. But, I’m back baby!

    We laughed
    We cried (metaphorically, of course since real men playing computer-centric, math-based, games of fantasy about a game of fantasy, obviously don’t cry))
    I pooped my pants on the way home from a game
    You may or may not have peed on a bunny
    Success!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… No problem, I missed you when you were walking on the moon and glad you returned to poop your pants and not cry…

  67. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Grey,

    Just want to say thanks for another killer year. My team dominated in my 12 team/14keeper dynasty league, and that is due in no small part to you and your column. My team unfortunately decided to stop hitting during the semi finals, but it was still a good year…..thanks man!

    • Grey

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      No problem, sorry it didn’t work out…

  68. Big Money Matt says:
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    This was my first year at Razzball and 15th year as a fantasy baseballer (Grey’s mom’s term)

    Last year my teams were :

    3/11
    1/12
    6/11
    1/12
    4/12
    2/14
    1/12

    This year I had less teams and worse luck with injuries. My teams were:

    2/20
    2/11
    3/12
    7/16 (my best finish really because my top players were C Davis, Craig, and EverCab)
    2/10
    1/11

    I would say that without a doubt I would have finished worse without utilizing Razzball as a resource.

    • Grey

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      Hmm, doesn’t look that great, but glad you won one league!

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Big Money Matt: i’m guessing you don’t spend that much time per week on these teams though (i hope)

  69. stuff says:
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    Kramer v Kramer bit was great lol

    Thanks for this great site of FBB and hilarity. I probably wouldn’t even play this game if it wasn’t for this site. I won a league this year for the first time and always finish high in the standings because of the info you guys give us. Even if your info isn’t the best (it is), I’d still use this one because of the sense of humor here.

    • Grey

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      Thanks for the kind words! Congrats on winning!

  70. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just wanted to get in line to say thanks. Been here since 2010 and have loved every bit of content that is churned out. Came in 2nd in one league, won another, so pretty successful year and a lot of it has to do with Razzball.

    I’ll swing by eventually to ask about keepers, but for now, I’m going to get some sleep. Setting my alarm to 3 am ET every night to beat my championship opponent to the punch of waivers was draining!

    • Grey

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      Ha, no problem… Congrats on winning!

  71. Chicagifornia says:
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    To Grey and the rest of the Razzball crew,

    Thanks for an awesome season. This was my first serious year playing fantasy baseball and I would have been lost without you guys. Reading your write-ups has become a daily ritual and something that I will certainly miss this off-season.

    My big money team was in the thick of it all year. Unfortunately, we ran out of gas at the end with arms getting shut down and finished in 3rd. Still happy with some winnings though and will be ready for next year.

    Again, thanks for everything fellas.

    • Grey

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      No problem, we’ll get you the win next year!

  72. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I dont know what to do with myself….instead of rosterbating im masturbating and im tapped out….i should be hitting dongs and instead i have sores on my dong…..SOMEBODY HELP MEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

    • Grey

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      HAHA… You could try to come up with a cure for Wet Tail… Maybe curves off the plate?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Wet Tail will never be cured nor would i ever want it to be.

        • Grey

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          Wet Tail: May the runs come fast and furious…to the point of dehydration…

  73. Joe Shmoe says:
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    That’s it?????

    Mr. Grey, Mr. Rudy and Gang, Thank you for thinking out loud a lot of the cr*p that runs through my head as the season wears on. This is the closest thing to science I want to touch.

    My teams went 3, 2, and 1. (Should have won at least two after monumental 20 point comeback in the daily league from the all-star break). I can pinpoint how I lost(Argh!)…. but its done. (Breath).

    Look forward to next spring…
    Peace

    • Grey

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      No problem, glad you won at least one of them!

  74. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I am going into a dark cave and preparing myself to dominate the RCL tourney next season and bring home that trophy….I have studied your moves and have examined rudys robots…I am ready to take over MuHAHAHAHA!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Make sure the Hitter-Tron doesn’t impregnate your toaster… Don’t disappear on me, I’ll be here all winter recapping then moving into 2015 stuff…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: don’t worry I’ll have a laptop in this cave

        • Grey

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          Excellent!

  75. Furious says:
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    Thanks to the Razzball staff for all of the great content this season.

    Wilin Rosario’s 8th-inning HR gave me the win yesterday so he is now my 2nd favorite player behind GCMS.

    • Grey

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      HA… Nice! Congrats!

  76. Bri says:
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    Thanks for a great year! it’s tough to keep an interest for 6 months of daily leagues. but reading this site on the daily kept me more than entertained.

    Despite the drafting of some of your favorites (Brad Miller) and some of your least favorites (Joe Mauer) and the frequent missteps of dropping Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber too early in the season.. I squeaked (squoke?) out a victory yesterday thanks to all of the guys here.

    Cya in the Spring!

    • Grey

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      Thanks for the kind words! Congrats on the win!

  77. Phil says:
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    Grey,

    Just wanted to thank you for all the help and helping me win my first fantasy title in far too long. Taking on your advice on Pujols and Rizzo helped carry me to the win. I’ll definitely be back in the spring with keeper and draft questions. Just wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate what you guys do.

    • Grey

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      No problem, congrats on the win!

  78. Al says:
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    Barely won the playoffs in my league for the first time. Thanks for all the fatherly advice and the late nights staying up, just talking.

    Seriously, having Razzball to read every morning makes it easier to get up, and makes the world seem a little less and more screwed up at the same time! I want to tell my wife and friends about all the awesome inside jokes, and sometimes I do anyway just to feel the wonderful awkwardness.

    • Grey

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      Ha! No problem, congrats!

  79. Goldie Wilson says:
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    Grey, will F-Her’s dud in Toronto cost him the Cy Young? I feel like it should, but that’s just because he blew my fantasy championship in H2H (yes i agree H2H sucks) and I am appropriately bitter.

    • Grey

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      I think it might just because he didn’t get another win… He should win it though…

  80. DrEasy says:
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    Another thank you for a fun year! I don’t think I missed a single post of yours even if I didn’t comment much.

    I played in two leagues:

    – in the RCL I eked out a last minute second place with a big push the last week. I think I gained 5 or 6 points in that week alone! Really close categories all around. The first guy (Purple Mays Hayes) was out of reach; he’s been in the top 10 overall standings pretty much all year. Congrats to him, and sorry for hurting his overall rankings a little bit at the end there, hee hee…

    – the other one was a shallow 9-team Yahoo League, and I won that one but it wasn’t easy either. The problem is that my gf is now playing fantasy baseball too, and of course she reads Razzball and uses the Stream-O-Nator just as I do (or even more). She finished second here (but didn’t do so well in the RCL…).

    All this to say there’s a couple of daiquiris coming your way from both of us (I think she just sent it by Paypal).

    • Grey

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      Haha… Nice! Congrats! So we have five girl readers now?

  81. Final Fantasy says:
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    ESPN Hindsighter here to remind you that the season is over and to check out our sort of updated top 250 keeper rankings!!!

    Big thanks to everyone at Razzball for another wonderful year of wit and wisdom. May the stache be with you!!!

    In case this gets read:

    1. Thoughts on Nashville Sounds signing agreement with Oakland?

    2. Pick 4 keeprs: Tulo, Rendon, Puig, Brantley, Marte, Pence, Papi, Heyward.

    3. Anyone else feel like this is sort of a transition year and we are seeing a new crop of players entering the discussion? What’s with all the good but not great not sure what to make of em 5 stat OFers anyways?

    • Grey

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      3. Huge down year for offense… Didn’t necessary veer young… 2. Tulo, Rendon, Puig, Brantley… No problem! Glad to help…

      • Final Fantasy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, definetely buying you some Daquiris. Good point on not exactly veering young. Isn’t Blackmon 28?! Is Ryan Braun the fantasy baseball equivelant of Arian Foster, minus the PED use?

        • Grey

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          I never heard of Arian Foster before… Any relation to George Foster?

  82. Final Fantasy says:
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    If only he was…

    • Grey

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      George scared people with ugly!

  83. AnniesBoobs says:
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    Grey and all other sage voices on Razzball,

    Thank you for the entertaining and insightful analysis all year. I’ve been reading you for a few years and this is the BEST fantasy sports blog on The Internets.

    With your counsel, I was able to win my h2h league despite the following first 4 draft picks in my 10-team NL-only league: (1) CarGo, (2) Bruce, (3) Craig, (4) Bailey.

    I’m still in awe with overcoming that crapola. Salud!

    • Grey

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      Wow, well done, AnniesBoobs, congrats on a hard fought title!

  84. justanuncle says:
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    You might not see this but thanks so much for all the help, laughs, tears and advice. This was my first year using razzball and I couldn’t imagine going to any other place ever again. I won my money league by seven games and got to see Zimmerman throw a no-no in person. Couldn’t have asked for a better ending to the season. Cheers to the off season.

    • Grey

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      Very nice, congrats!

  85. MB says:
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    If you knew fielder, votto, belt, chris davis, ortiz, and moss were going to be available, would you keep freeman over any of these guys:

    Seager, Ortiz, C Davis, Soler, Arrieta, Jose Fernandez

    7×7 obp/slg yahoo roster, each team keeps five guys as first five rd picks

    Already keeping cano, j upton, dickerson and lester & polanco as free keep

    Thanks man

    • Grey

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      Freeman over Fernandez

  86. Dude says:
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    Thank you for another great season, Grey, Rudy and the gang. Grey, how long til the headline writers find a reason to write “Siemen off the Sox” or something along those lines, now that you’ve paved the way. Hilarious.
    Hey, anyone have an opin on which $10 keeper to keep in an NL league? Soler, DeGrom, and Wilson Ramos…

    • Grey

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      Ha, thanks! I’d keep Soler

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