*knock, knock*  “You almost done in there?”  Sorry, I’m just not sure how long this Billy Beane dump is going to last in Oakland.  It started last year with Yoenis, then Josh Donaldson and now Brandon Moss.  So far this offseason, replacing Donaldson and Moss is Ike Davis, Billy Butler and Brett Lawrie.  Beane’s addicted to seeking out bargains.  What a Beane counter!  He’s like the lady at Ross Dress For Less that is asking the in-store tailor to hem eight tube socks into a sweater.  “Ma’am, I can’t alter socks.”  Has anyone tried this with a free alterations pledge by a department store?  Will someone please?  “Free alterations, huh?  Okay, alter this $5 white undershirt into a tuxedo.  Thank you.”  Unlike the Donaldson move, I like this move by the Thrifty One.  Moss is returning from hip surgery that obviously was bothering him so badly last year it ripped apart his ability to bat for the better part of the 2nd half (post-ASB 179 ABs 25/4/15/.173 vs. 21 HRs and .268 in the 1st half).  After the surgery on October 23rd, it was reported he wouldn’t be able to run for three months.  That still puts him in line to be ready for spring training, but one setback and he’s spitting sunflower seeds in the trainer’s room until May.  “You think you could spit those in the trash?”  That’s the Indians fastidious trainer.  The possibility of Moss reverting to his 1st half self is there, but I see little chance of me owning a 31-year-old who is coming off such serious surgery.  For 2015 projections, I’ll give him 69/23/84/.238/1.  I will say that if he looks good in April, then my fears will be assuaged, assuming I’m using the word assuage correctly, which I doubt.  Anyway, here’s some more offseason moves for 2015 fantasy baseball:

Jeff SamardzijaA’s, as in ‘don’t let the door hit your A’s on the way out,’ also moved Alphabet Soup yesterday.  He heads back to the Windy City, only to the South Side this time.  There weren’t that many teams that could’ve traded for Samardzija since it takes lots of PR to educate your fan base on how to pronounce his name.  Cleveland tried, floating an intern around the city, “It’s like ‘Lebronsamardzija’ just without the Lebron,” but they found there would’ve been too many obstacles.  Last year, Samardzija did exactly what you would hope of every pitcher who regularly throws 95 MPH.  He dramatically cut his walks and held onto most of his Ks.  I’ve tried to beat into your cantaloupes that the difference between a pitcher’s K-rate and walk rate is a quick evaluating tool.  If the difference is 8, he’s an ace.  Samardzija’s last year:  8.3 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9.  Pretty close to gorgeous.  For 2015, I’ll give him the projections of 14-6/3.24/1.12/206.

David Robertson – Anyone who owned a White Sox reliever last year from their Six-Headed Vomit Monster — Petricka, Jones, Guerra, Putnam, Lindstrom, Webb — is going to know why they acquired David Robertson.  What I’d like to know is there any way to retroactively correct the ulcer SHVM gave me?  “Lindstrom’s hurt; grab Petricka!”  *seconds later* “Oh God, get Petricka off my team!”  For 2015, I’ll give Robertson the projections of 3-4/2.42/1.03/85 in 65 IP.

Marcus Semien – Let the Semien to A’s jokes in the Castro commence.  I figured Beane was going with a seven catchers, six 1st basemen lineup, but I guess he needed a roving middle infielder.  Steamer loves Semien (hehe) with the projections of 16 HRs and 9 SBs.  If Semien pulls that one off (oh, stop being juvenile), he could be a huge sleeper.  I think 16 HRs might be expecting a bit much and he might only hit .220.  Will be nice to see Semien finally get a shot (okay, I give up fighting the double entendres).  For 2015, I’ll give him the projections of 66/13/61/.228/10.

Jason Hammel – Returns to the Cubs.  Hammel should be famous in fantasy baseball circles (which for fantasy baseball is more of a circle jerk) because he is the personification of why you shouldn’t draft pitching.  Hammel will be around a 3.60 ERA guy with decent Ks and usable in all leagues, but won’t be drafted in most shallower leagues and not drafted until the end of drafts in deeper leagues.  No one looks at Hammel, yet he’s capable of being as good as any starter you draft after the top 20.  Last year, Hammel had a 2.98 ERA in Chicago, then 4.26 in Oakland (totaling 3.47 ERA in 176 1/3 IP).  His only serious drawback, he’s never pitched more than 176 2/3 IP and he’s already 32 years old.  For 2015, I’ll give him 9-11/3.67/1.22/151 in 175 IP.  Totally usable, ownable, adjective.

Didi Gregorius – In a huge offseason deal (not huge), the Diamondbacks traded The Gregorius D.I.D. to the Yankees. Puff Didi will replace Jeter at short for the Yanks and he will also star in a new Gatorade commercial, where they show him bat poorly and flash the word “Suspect” with two 2’s for S’s, which will end up as the worst Gatorade campaign since their last NFL player endorsement that ended in murder.  The Yanks like Didi for SS, but their ex-SS was more of a full C guy (DD is a little much).  While all the stats say he sucks at hitting, Didi’s really impressive when he jump-hits balls on the outside corner.  Just call him Didi “Pasta Swinging” Gregorius.  For fantasy, Didi’s uber bleh.  For 2015, I’ll give him the projections 42/8/54/.251/5 since he’s pegged to platoon with Brendan Ryan.

Andrew Miller – Look at the Yankees doing conservative (by their standards) moves.  They signed Miller to be the 8th inning or 9th inning man.  That’s not as in, the game’s tied and they’re bringing in Miller to pitch the ninth since it’s not a save situation.  That’s as in Miller could be their closer.  It’s still early, and this is the Yankees.  They could offer the Braves $500 million for Kimbrel’s services.  Miller was dazzling last year (14.87 K/9, 2.02 ERA in 62 1/3), so if he gets the closer job, he’ll immediately be in the discussion for high-end Donkeycorn.

Yasmany Tomas – Could be the 3B for the Diamondbacks.  I haven’t been this aroused since I visited Rudy in Austin and smelled Texas BBQ.  What? I’m married, these are the things that excite me now.

Robbie Ray – Sent to the Diamondbacks in part of the Didi deal (say that fast 117 times!). Robbie Ray’s claim to fame prior to this was gunning down a civil rights activist.  Wait, that could be wrong.  He sounds like it though.  Ray right now is rotation depth for when a rash of injuries hit the Diamondbacks in March, as they always do.

Shane Greene – Finally, the last piece in the Didi deal (Didi deal, Didi deal, Didi deal!) with Greene going to the Tigers.  The Ray/Greene aspects of the trade remind me of a trade that happens in fantasy leagues between two of your competitors that makes you want to stop receiving email updates of league trades.  How do I unsubscribe from meaningless deals?  Is there a box to check?  Greene had a solid year last year 9.3 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 3.40 xFIP (those are solid if ratios you don’t understand scare you).  His fastball averages 93 MPH, so it’s not like he’s totally out of his element, Donnie.  I think Greene could be a sneaky pickup in mixed leagues once the season starts or a great AL-Only flyer, but I have the feeling he won’t even be drafted in most shallow leagues.  For 2015, I’ll give him the projections of 9-11/3.91/1.42/141 in 150 IP, but with upside.  You could say, I’m Greene with “what could be.”  Actually, don’t say that, ever.

Clint Barmes – Signed by the Padres to be a utility infielder.  And Padres fans thought their team wasn’t trying to make itself better.  Pfft’er, please!

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Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Rutledge to the Angels. It’s all happening, Albright.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: oh man, dude is gonna be CHEAP this year. also, more opp’s for jerseys to be found cheap of his. they call that win win. win to the 2nd.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: of course, huge easy HR dropoff… and doubles, or hits of any type.

Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Now Heaney for Kendrick. Those bastards get face-to-face at the winter meetings and start going batshit.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I never really thought Heaney was their for the long haul, but that he wold of been flipped to get a stud arm.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Lowrie at 2b for the halos, maybe?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: Green? Barney? I wonder what Bobby Grich is up to

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: I’d love to be a fly on the wall down there in Sandy Eggo for these meetings.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A:

” hey I got picks of you blowing a tranny hooker?”

” Dee Gordon for Heaney and a bunch of prospects does sound great! “

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: haha!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: *theirs

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Pretty late in the game to start self-policing on the grammar. Just own it. You little snowflake, you.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: *big

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: **B-I-G

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: this goes with our NSFW anything thread

I plead the Tehol for I have been hopped up on the pharmacutical grade cough syrup in the amber bottle.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: wow, I should plead the 5TeHol or 5thol damn, different sized fonts would really bring an effect here, you get the point

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: I saw that bozo is getting like 5 comments on his posts these days. Laughable.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: I can’t wait for baseball

danny almonte
danny almonte
7 years ago

in a keeper, my last keeper goes to either Braun, C.Davis, C.Carter, Yelich, or Machado (but I am already keeping Arenado). Kind of want of want to go Yelich but not sure if that’s silly. I’m thinking Braun is the pick as much as that bores me…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

No Lester discussion? The Cubs fans and their optimism is so endearing.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: gong back to epstein wasn’t a shocker and doesn’t change his value but who cares about that, did you get that job that will put you back in LA?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Nah, I’m afraid not. An internal applicant got it.

I started a new job this week though. I don’t know the first thing about project management, but I’m a Project Manager now.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: be assertive which to me means be a dick sometimes.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Yeah, I can see that might be necessary.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: you are such a nice person, if you need any coaching I can do some skype sessions with you. We can work on your angry face and insults

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: I will pretend I am talking to a player that has just cost me a weekly h2h matchup.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: so FFS will be a staple……BTW, the daughter is running around in the keep new zealand beautiful shirt you got me as I write this.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Nice! One for her to grow in to…

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: I hope she doesnt grow into but will be a sleep shirt for life

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Those dumb sonuvabitches don’t deserve your talents.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: That’s kind of you to say so. The new gig should be pretty cool though. The company specialises in building streaming TV apps, so a great area to be in.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: but do they do specific porn?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Ha, not sure about that.

They didn’t build it, but think the Netflix app you (might) have on your phone or tablet.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: I’m looking for Peruvian dwarves with ponytails doing blonde japanese milfs

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Things could get a bit scary every now and then, but feel like it’s a great area to be in.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I hope so.

Big Magoo
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Congrats on the new job, Steve! As project manager, you can reprimand any employee who doesn’t heap praise upon any fantasy transaction that you might make, and rightfully so. Sounds awesome.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Big Magoo
7 years ago

@Big Magoo: Thanks man. It’s a pretty new area for me, but I’m working with a guy that I used to work with at my last job, so hopefully it will be a relatively benign and supportive environment for me to get up to speed.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Damn shame you can’t roll into the first day on the job sporting a championship belt. Would have really showed everyone who the REAL boss is.

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Ottoneu SABR points: $6 Gausman for $4 Paxton and $5 Andrew Miller. Who wins?

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Now Heaney coming to LA interests the hell out of me for fantasy.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Dee is not a great player if you’re trying to go somewhere

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: gives him more time to develop in LA. which in fantasy is a good thing, surprisingly he was the only prospect I saw sky hold onto for a long period of time. Looks like sky had a hankering for heaney

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: if they let Haren go?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: then who is the 5th

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I didn’t know about Nicasio, he might be long relief

DeGromulant
DeGromulant
7 years ago

So my 14 team, 25 starter, $260, 9 Keeper league is in winter meetings…

I have some good keepers to trade to try to grab a great keeper.

Does a $22 Hayward feel like a great keeper? I feel like it is just around where his cost would be, maybe a bit of a deal but nothing fantastic.

Dude talking to me also has a $15 Fraizer, and an $8 Grey…

Looking to build a package around an $8 Wheeler and an $8 Rosenthal.

Thanks man! So glad baseball is starting to heat back up!

DeGromulant
DeGromulant
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Cool. Thanks.

Outta curiosity, what are you thinking the dollar value of Fraizer will be (knowing its still early and I am sure you have not yet completed your rankings)?

DeGromulant
DeGromulant
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thank you much!

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

how was the movie?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I’m still more jealous that you got to meet charo than anyone else

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: we need to do the security bit again…I mean you are an Internet sensation

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: you just stay aloof and eccentric and the rest will do itself

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: yup. his defense is still plus+plus, arm if not range. but just don’t expect him to run out pop ups.

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: reports hint at two pitchers in the return. after an extensive (2 minute drunken perusal) research of Dodgers prospects I’m predicting Pedro Baez because he’s a throwmaphrodite and they never work out and Carlos Frias because he’s 6’4″ 170 which is baby-giraffe-like. Maybe he’s the Latin Sale.

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  de nachos
7 years ago

@de nachos: and let’s get Bastarded, Buccos!

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  de nachos
7 years ago

@de nachos: PS. funny tweet on the Bastard- Ryno Rollins connection, whoever wrote it.

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  de nachos
7 years ago

@de nachos: you know Burnett probably beat that surname joke to death. it was probably in his contract that the Pirates sign him to keep it going with a new audience.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  de nachos
7 years ago

@de nachos: I still wouldn’t own him in fantasy unless I got him after the 18th round

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  de nachos
7 years ago

@de nachos: hih?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: don’t know don’t care. Whatever the fantasy impact is, is what matters to me

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: I think whatever Rollins projects Neutral to if he were in philly. – tougher pitchers. – pitchers park. + lineup protection. + new life trade to contender. How you like your bets? Hedged??

Jef with 1 f
Jef with 1 f
7 years ago

Watched Zero Dark Thirty last night…pretty good…nothing like watching Osama get lit up.

Jef with 1 f
Jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yea that’s on my list…my wife hates these type of movies so I have to space them out and throw in a few romantic comedies in between

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

@Grey: I’ve been meaning to see Whiplash, I remember you recommending it before. Have you watched Mad Men at all? I got sucked in by the ‘watch every episode in order on TV before the final season starts’ routine and so far I mean I like it, but it’s pretty whatever really. I was under the assumption is was a good show.

Jef with 1 f
Jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: oh yea….I’ll have to watch that ..Forgot all about it

gareth
gareth
7 years ago

Angelina Jolie is very attractive, but the movies she directs seem very preachy and depressing.

I guess just get through the movie and enjoy the Jolie Q&A experience as a reward.

As a side note, I’ve been told I look like Brad Pitt’s Brother – Arm.

royce!
royce!
7 years ago

I just came here to say that Matt Kemp was born in a town called Midwest City, OK. Which really exists.

phenomenot
phenomenot
7 years ago

semien projection? more like proj-er-ection

phenomenot
phenomenot
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Like, “Hey Steamer! Quit projackulating Semien all over the place; He’s not that good!’

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
7 years ago

look like Liriano back to Pirates
Top 30 guy in 2015?

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
Reply to  Big League Wood
7 years ago

@Big League Wood:

Had him for the bad part of 2014. Then he was nasty.

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Hearing Royals trying to move Holland for a bat. Close with Davis and give the eighth to Herrara until Hochevar is all the way back.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: call this a hunch, but I have to wonder if they use Davis as a closer or not. He reminds me of Clippard, in that they can use him all over the place and can go 2 innings at a a time. Herrera is still a nice closing option as is Finnegan for a lefty. Could end up being one of those who fits best into the match-up kinda scenarios until it becomes clear what is best for the team.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: now they say Finnegan will be stretched out as a starter, there goes another promising KC arm

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: even though they made their run it was put together with shoestrings and bubble gum. Not an attractive destination

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: its kinda like She’s all that, have someone come in and take off the glasses and let down the hair and we got a hottie. The best player in SF is Bochy and everyone else is replaceable.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: yeah you kinda do. But I wouldn’t wear the Pacers beanie. I’d go as your proxy if I wasn’t so sick.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: First time I saw her in anything was mojave moon, and if you know that shower scene, then you know how so much has been a let down since.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: now, knowing she had a double mastectomy makes it all a moot point

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thats a little payback for when you told your buddy I was the reason we walked out of his performance

Big Magoo
7 years ago

The White Sox look to be going for it next season. Maybe they see what the Giants and Royals just did and realize that you don’t have to be the best team to make a deep run. Just have to be good enough to get to the postseason, which is easier than ever with the addition of the second wild card, and then get hot at the right time. It would be pretty tough to deal with Sale and Samardzija 3-4 times over the course of a short series too, and they finally have a closer who can hold the lead at the end of the game (though they could still use another bullpen upgrade). I like these moves.

Of course, if you go all-in and it doesn’t work out, you can always tear it right back down and try a different approach, which is what the A’s seem to be doing right now…

Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, LaRoche is basically a .250ish, 25 homer guy at this point, which is a bit of an upgrade over what Dunn gave them in recent years. He should do ok in that park.

I think that Garcia is the key player for them. They upgraded the pitching, so if he takes a step forward and gives them another run producer in the middle of the lineup, they could be dangerous.

Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I think that Alexei will be fine. He’s been pretty consistent for them. Eaton is what he is. I’ve never been a huge fan, but he’s serviceable when healthy. Pitching injuries are always tough to predict, but if Sale goes down, they have no chance.

Mr. Han's Militant Vegans
Mr. Han's Militant Vegans
Reply to  Big Magoo
7 years ago

@Big Magoo:Agreed. Building an 85 to 90 win team is easier than building a 95 to 100 win team. And as I whistle past the graveyard, I’m still not worried about the A’s moves.

Big Magoo
Reply to  Mr. Han's Militant Vegans
7 years ago

@Mr. Han’s Militant Vegans: I don’t think it’s all doom-and-gloom for the A’s like some others seem to think, but losing Lester, Samardzija, Donaldson, Moss, Lowrie, etc. isn’t likely to make them better in the short term. We’ll have to wait and see how some of their newer young talent pans out.

Mr. Han's Militant Vegans
Mr. Han's Militant Vegans
Reply to  Big Magoo
7 years ago

@Big Magoo: Yeah, if anyone can build an 85 to 90 win team, it’s gotta be Beane.

Mike
Reply to  Big Magoo
7 years ago

I love this trade…cut and past Ravelo from this week’s CWS top10 into next week’s OAK top10. Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom.

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
7 years ago

The cubs said the other day that starlin castro is not available….which means he will most likely be traded

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: yeah, we need ,mendy at 2B

Blue
Blue
7 years ago

Problem for the As is that Butler at 3/20 ain’t a bargain.

In fact, here is my crazy prediction–he will be so terrible in the last year of his contract he will be DFAed.

Blue
Blue
Reply to  Blue
7 years ago

3/30. Curse these fingers.

Lville Jim
Lville Jim
7 years ago

Can see the newspaper headline now “Semien comming, fills an A’s hole”

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Lville Jim
7 years ago

@Lville Jim: Grey already thought of that just decided it was too inappropriate, even for razzball.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Lville Jim
7 years ago

@Lville Jim: good one.

MattTruss223
MattTruss223
7 years ago

Yanks have Betances hanging out in the pen there too, who was my thought to close if and when Robertson walked. He’s the more traditional righty, but Miller was actually better vs RHB last year then he was LHB. Who knows, but it seems like they can do no wrong with an 8th/9th combo of guys that had 14.9 and 13.5 K/9. It’ll be interesting to see which way they go.

Clint
Clint
7 years ago

Robbie Ray falls into the Tao of Talladega Nights: never trust a guy with two first names.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
7 years ago

That 14.87 K/9 must be a typo, no? Jesus christ, if so he should likely get the gig and be a great cheap closing option.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: dude was only held back from likely being best holds guy by betances and wade being better,but not by much

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Sure didn’t, guess him failing as a starter so many times before made me pay no attention to him. So you think he gets the gig in NYC or it goes to Betances? Guess you have to always favour the righty…

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
7 years ago

Will the As ever get anyone decent back this offseason??!! Jesus christ someone stop Billy now, hes on crack and on a mission to ruin everything!!!

Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho
Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho
7 years ago

why wouldn’t miller enter kimbrel-tier closer with those stats, i guess it’s just lack of experience?

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
7 years ago

Just a mid winter FACT OF THE DAY to keep it real:

The number 1 or the word One appears on the dollar bill 16 times

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thinking outside the box as usual

Racehorse
Racehorse
7 years ago

Grey

16 team h2h dynasty —

With Moss now part of the Tribe offense, does that change the equation, at least for 2015, on Michael Bourn? Or should I still view Bourn as strictly SAGOF.

Thanks!

Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho
Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho
Reply to  Racehorse
7 years ago

@Racehorse: bourn doesn’t really steal much anymore, and costs more than cheap speed. So he’s starting to become inverse-SAGNOF. is that NAGNOF?

JP
JP
7 years ago

Ahh, there’s the Barmes blurb we’ve all been waiting on. I’m glad you waited until this post ‘cos as a Padres fan, I now feel covered in Semien.

gareth
gareth
7 years ago

Some nice additions by the White Sox.

Duke, Robertson, Laroche and Shark added to an already strong core of Eaton, Sale, Quintana and Abreu.

AL Central should be a dogfight in 2015.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  gareth
7 years ago

@gareth: that rotation is actually good now. duke could easily get much worse than last year’s stats.

Wallpaper Paterson
Wallpaper Paterson
7 years ago

Keeper vs dynasty leagues

What do you like more?

Wallpaper Paterson
Wallpaper Paterson
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Dynasties are tough because owners get frustrated. If you flub the initial draft, it can get really rough. Then it is just rookie/minor leaguer drafts after that depending upon if we are talking football or baseball.

With keeper leagues, you get a good draft each year and owners get to prove themselves each year. If you nail the startup draft in a dynasty you will be great for multiple years barring mass injuries. The thing is, would you really be proving anything in years 2-5 or so?

I was in a dynasty league once where I won 18 of 21 games and determined it was easy and boring. It was a free league and I gave it up.