Austin Nola was diagnosed with a fractured middle finger. The worst injury that’s ever befallen a truck driver. That’s how they speak! Honestly, it’s how I speak on the road too. Cut in front of me and I go from “One to road rage” in a half city block. Then again, I cut people off all the time too. Just a generally terrible driver, I am! My favorite is when I cut someone off, then can sense them giving me the evil eye or middle finger, and don’t give them the satisfaction of looking over. Stew on that! So, Austin Nola will undergo a couple of days of treatment before they announce a timetable. I’ve still adjusted him a bit in my top 20 catchers, and that could change further. In the mean’s time, you know who this is good for? *saddles up to the bar* “Give me a martini with two carrot sticks.” That’s right, Yu’s personal catcher, could be yours. Victor Caratini will move into the everyday catcher job and this could mean time for Luis Campusano, who is cut from the same white-linen tablecloth as the $54 Vending Machine Steak, Franmil Reyes. In addition to my updated catcher rankings, I’ve also updated the top 500 for 2021 fantasy baseball. Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for 2021 fantasy baseball:

Brendan Rodgers – Strained his hamstring on Saturday, and looks like he’ll miss at least a few weeks. Sucks that Brendan Rodgers is injured, but now there’s no way Garrett Hampson can be kept out of the lineup. Then, out of nowhere, Bud Black does the Hulk Hogan “just when you think I’m going to be counted out, I raise my arm” move and plays Eric Stamets at shortstop yesterday. Eric who? Stamets! Sounds like George Wendt and Chris Farley doing the Bears SNL sketch, but for the Mets. In my top 20 2nd basemen, I have Rodgers for ~400 ABs, so I’m not changing anything for now, since he should be back soon after Opening Day.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Signed with the Brewers. Okay, can I make a suggestion? Change his name to Jackie Brauny Jr., stick some PEDs in his butt, and let the man mash like Ryan Braun trying to chase down a FedEx driver with a package from Balco! Who says no? Raise your hand so we know who will be the first people sacrificed when it’s time. I mean, I’m just taking a head count. Jackie Bradley Jr. goes to a solid park, and makes Cain obsolete. Damn, what are you, Sweet n’ Low? He also squeezes playing time for Avisail, and I’m not sure how much JBJ in a good park even matters, except for his glove. Does your league have defensive categories? It does? Then find a new league! Also, I removed Ryan Braun from the rankings. They have Brauny now. Ranked and projected JBJ and moved Lorenzo Cain in the top 100 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball and moved Avisail Garcia in the top 80 outfielders.

Lorenzo Cain – Dealing with a quad injury. Starting to feel like we never see Cain in any real capacity again. Pour one out for the real ones who watch Scandi dramas and dream big. For the Cain..sugar line-runners, and those who watched Narcos: Mexico and were like, “Cool.” This could help Avisail Garcia, but I wouldn’t assume Cain’s just done-zo either.

Adrian Houser – Left yesterday’s game with thumb discomfort. Wanna take a moment now to lower our heads–Wait a second! Freddy Peralta! Oh, Houser is saying he’s fine, it’s just a cramp. Lowercase yay.

Nate Pearson – Grade 1 groin strain, which is a strain that happens after nap time, but before you say, “I gotta go wee wee, it hurts.” I think, I forget Grade 1. This is least serious strain, and I haven’t moved Pearson in my top 80 starters. He won’t be ready for Opening Day, but I never expected him to pitch an entire season anyway. Ross Stripling is likely to take spot in the rotation to start the year, because the Jays went out and got five bazillion hitters and not one pitcher. Smart stuff.

Jarred Kelenic – Out with a strain of the adductor. Sounds like a mussel problem! *hand under armpit, makes farting noise* Didn’t change his projections in my top 60 outfielders, since his injury sounds like the type to magically heal itself to coincide with service time.

Danny Santana – Signed with the Red Sox. He should act as a utility man in Boston, i.e., Dannys Antana is a floater, in every sense of the word. He was updated in the top 20 1st basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball.

Franchy Cordero – May not be ready for Opening Day, due to Covid. I’m getting tested too — that’s my love for Franchy being tested.

Jeter Downs – Injury to his left side. Red Sox said it’s too soon to say whether it’s an oblique. Jeter is downs with an oblique or obtuse injury.

Trevor Cahill – Signed with the Pirates. This move screams, “The Pirates were told repeatedly by MLB front office they have to field pitchers this year, so they were required to sign someone.” I’d love for MLB to have one rule change:  You can’t sign some old-ass vet if it’s just so you can suppress service time!

Jake Odorizzi – Finally, he signed with the Astros. Was super convenient that the Astros had Odorizzi to fall back on when Framber got injured. Lucky for Odorizzi too, since no other teams needed a starter, apparently. The Jays trotting out one and a half starters and not signing Odorizzi is gonna look dope in July when they’re scoring 14 runs per game and giving up 15 runs in every Robbie Ray start. Dopey instead of dope also works in that sentence if you prefer to avoid sarcasm. Real gentle sensibilities from you, huh? So, Odorizzi brings his brand of always underrated pitching — 9-ish K/9 and under-4 ERA in 1000+ career innings. AL West isn’t a bad landing spot either, with the Rangers trying to make Rougned Odor happen going on 15 years and Rangers, A’s, M’s and Angels playing in solid pitching parks. I’m once again asking you to draft Odorizzi, in my top 80 starters. Also, here’s Coolwhip’s Jake Odorizzi fantasy.

Forrest Whitley – Elected for Tommy John surgery. Guess you can say it was a Whit-in vote.

Odubel Herrera – Him and Kingery are currently in a battle for the center field job in the City of Battery Love. ODB vs. Kingery. Old vs. young. Not good vs. prolly not good but glimmer of hope that he could be good. Who will win? One of them! Who will lose? One of us!

Trent Grisham – Diagnosed with a slight hamstring strain. I should’ve wrote a schmohawk post for Grisham, right? Yeah, I know. Of course, I’m right. Grisham was being drafted around the same point as guys with 5+ year track records and locked into a cushy lineup. Grisham is so getting platooned. What are we doing here, guys and five girls? Have we lost our minds drafting Grisham around, say, Javier Baez? Javy Baez is actually going later than Grisham on ADP! Haha, so bizzonkers. Grisham has, like, five guys breathing down his neck for playing time, even if he’s healthy. For now, Grisham is in a tier of outfielders I’m unlikely to draft in the top 20 outfielders. I really need to lower Grisham.

Hunter Harvey – Oblique strain. Heard this and immediately dove into my player shares to see how many times I owned Tanner Scott, and “found” Tanner once, and his last name was Houck. Wonder how Yahoo would handle it if Tanner Houck changed his name to Tanner Scott. Could I get saves then? So, updated my top 500 for Harvey and Scott. Cesar Valdez is a possibility for saves too, but he’s a 35-year-old with an 85 MPH fastball, and you’d have to have 85-MPH screws loose in your head to draft him.

Maikel Franco – Sounds like he’s signing with the Orioles. Absolutely have to love the Orioles going from a 17-homer, .245 hitter in Rio Ruiz to an 18-homer, .249 hitter. I’ve updated my top 20 3rd basemen.

Alex Reyes – Will pitch out of the bullpen. Same. I mean, if I were a reliever.

Miles Mikolas – Shut down for anywhere from seven to 10 days, due to his shoulder. I have him ranked around 520th overall. Prolly should just remove him. You want me to? Huh? I can’t hear ya. What’s that, move him? Which way? Louder? I can’t hear ya! Sorry, I was screaming into a giant seashell. Okay, so I removed Mikolas and added in Daniel Ponce De Leon, who’s getting a new leash on life like he found, uh…What’s something a Ponce De Leon could find for a new leash on life? Blanking here. Adjustments are found in my top 100 starters.

Andres Gimenez – Clearly, the Indians want Gimenez to be the starting shortstop and I want that too. Wants. Dot dot dot. Aligned! I love Gimenez and moved him back up in the top 20 2nd basemen to where he was prior to the signing of Cesar Hernandez. Gimenez is doing a Reverse Jon Berti. You think he’s losing playing time, but he’s gaining it vs. everyone saying he has playing time but really losing it. I also moved Andres Gimenez up, and adjusted projections in the top 20 shortstops, top 20 3rd basemen and top 500 overall.

Joey Votto – Hit the IL with Covid. At first, he offered no explanation. Kinda like when a batter walks and it doesn’t show up in official at-bats. Makes perfect sense for Votto. Go back to no explanation, Canadian walking bro.

Amir Garrett – Dealing with a sore forearm, and has yet to throw in a game. No, no, NO! Not Mrs. Muslim Garrett. He was my sneaky late RP that I was targeting and why can’t we have nice things? I’m asking and I want an answer! So, I moved up Lucas Sims’s projected saves, and Sean Doolittle’s there too, and I don’t think I want any of these guys anymore, but they’re adjusted in my top 500.

Sonny Gray – Scratched with a mid-back injury. If anyone ever hurts their back by trying to scratch themselves, the news updates will fold in on themselves. Sonny boy sounds like he’ll be fine to start the season.

Tejay Antone – Left yesterday’s game with the trainer. Who’s going to get more walks this year, Bryce Harper or MLB trainers? Antone was diagnosed with a tweaked groin, and says he’ll be fine. He’s a popular spring sleeper, and I have him right near ADP in my top 100 starters, i.e., I like him, but I’m not jumping gun on him.

Stephen Strasburg – Left the game with a calf injury. The video made it look minor. They said the same for Rob Lowe. I’m already way down on Strasburg in my top 40 starter rankings, I can’t imagine moving him further down. Was crazy to me how many people were drafting Strasburg around 70th overall, when I had him ranked around 140. In some ways, drafting Strasburg was slightly more loony to me than Lamet. No relation to Loony Lamet, who was great until the pictures became talkies.

Zack Britton – Had a bone chip removed from his elbow. So, he’ll be out anywhere from five weeks to 18 months. Yankees are saying Britton should be back around June, but Yankees and Britton’s pairing was bad since 1776. Now don’t make me sing Hamilton songs. Honestly, Britton might return this year, but I wouldn’t draft him outside of insanely deep leagues. I removed him from the top 500, and upped Chad Green.

Isaac Paredes – At some point between March 3rd and 8th, I fell in love with Isaac Paredes. Thinking he’s going to be a guy who wins a job out of camp and becomes the out of nowhere guy everyone adds on waivers. From Isaac Paredes to Chris Shelton and back again? Maybe. But I’m beginning to add Paredes now in deep leagues to see if he can’t win a Tigers’ job.

Trevor Rosenthal – Dealing with a slight groin strain. Damn, wouldn’t be me having anything called slight with my groin. I haven’t moved Rosenthal’s ranking or projections yet in my top 500, but honestly, I wasn’t drafting him anyway. I’d guess Diekman or Trivino for saves if Rosenthal needs to miss time.

Jose Martinez – Out with a torn meniscus, and his 2021 days are numbered on an abacus. Aw, shizz, I’m a poet and aware of it.

Carlos Carrasco – Soreness in elbow. I feel woozy. I think I need to sit down. I’m staggering around with a handkerchief to my forehead talking like I’m Dixie Carter. Maybe if I just have some apple cider. Apple cider always makes me feel better. Siri, has any pitcher ever experienced elbow soreness and been fine? …Siri? Are you there? Siri, answer me! Welp, this isn’t great news for just about every team I’ve drafted so far, but he threw on Sunday and says he feels fine. Waiting to hear actual news before moving him in my rankings, but I wouldn’t draft Carrasco in another league this preseason. Though, I already have him, so I’m hoping he’s fine. He’s still in my top 40 starters. Am I just typing out my thoughts because I’m so out of sorts because of this news? Yes, can you tell?

Byron Buxton – Cracked his tooth eating a steak, and got a crown. He was coronated King of Stupid Injuries.

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AC
AC
1 year ago

10 team 5×5 head to head (was 12 but lost two teams) – allowed 2 keepers 3rd round or later for round drafted & can keep twice (2 rounds earlier each time)
Which two should I keep (drafting 6th)
Bauer – 4th
Abreu – 6th
Kershaw – 6th (final year I could keep him)
Wheeler – 14th
Teoscar Hernandez – 20th
Thanks!

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Also really interested in Austin Riley that you project as the 22nd best 3rd baseman with the projected line of 84/31/96/.277/2.

I’d take that line over Suarez and Chapman at their projected stats, who are ranked as the 9th and 11th third baseman.

Shouldn’t Rile be higher up the list?

(semi-related, I am apparently REALLY into the 22nd ranked player at every infield position)

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Ben
1 year ago

All I can say is pick your players. Sometimes people don’t agree on things. Do what YOU do.

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Curious about your 2B rankings:

At 11: Tommy Edman at 88/15/61/.262/19 in 581 ABs
At 22: Kolten Wong at 81/10/56/.272/21 in 417 ABs

Wong appears locked in as the starter and lead off hitter. Should he be higher up the 2B rankings?

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
1 year ago

got a guy in OPS/hits/total bases added h2h keep 9 (5 hitters but they have to come from different positions each, except OF which can be 2 max of those (espn eligibilities here). DH counts as a position. have goldy, somebody is trying to trade me rizzo, go with which? here i’m keeping otani as pitcher and get both.

Bbhhi
Bbhhi

Damn,

Now there’s a catching lead lune

Bbhhi
Bbhhi

Damn,

Now there’s a lead line

Smitty
1 year ago

2021 good year to wait on C’s I think. Going with mid-to-late C’s gives one the freedom to stack another bat or add another quality arm. C-SUCK LOL

BBHHI
BBHHI
1 year ago

Grey,

AL-ONLY 11 team 5×5 auction league, with 8 allowable keepers per team. I went for it last year, so have a relatively bad keeper list. I also picked up NL guys last year who are “must keeps” for me. Some keepers are obvious, but would love to hear which 8 players you would recommend I keep. One comment, 15 of top 20 SP being kept. I had 4 of those guys, but decided to trade Heaney for Buxton.

Two Must-Keeps:
Tanner Roark – $1
Franmil Reyes – $17

I must choose 6 of the following:
Luzardo – $8
McCullers – $3
Bassitt – $8
Canha – $10
Buxton – $17 (other teams will keep lots of speed)
Polanco – $15 (will have dual eligibility; lots of SS to be kept)
Yandy Diaz – $2
Jose Abreu – $29 (lots of 1b kept at lower prices, but as you know, most a step down)

(I’ve bolded the guys I feel I should keep)

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

I have a problem. I just got Albies in a trade for a bunch of guys I was not keeping. I need to drop one. It is a 12 team roto auction keeper with a $300 salary cap. Who do I drop considering their prices:
Trea Turner at $56
Dansby Swanson at $4
Ozzie Albies at $31
Zac Gallen at $23
Corbin Burnes at $10
Edwin Diaz at $10
Cavan Biggio at $10
Mike Conforto at $18
Ian Happ at $10
Which would you drop?

Would you trade Gallen at $23 for Ryu at $1?
Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

12 team H2H keeper points league.

Draft all set for tomorrow. My 6 keepers are Yelich, Realmuto, Voit, Conforto, Torres and L Hendricks. I have the 4th overall pick to start the snake draft.

1) How would you rank these options for the 4th pick: C Seager, Woodruff, Ohtani, Hader, Carrasco, Judge, Baez, Biggio, Mondesi, K Marte

2) Does Ohtani get a big boost in a points league where he has SP and UTL eligibility?

Thanks!

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

12-team keeper league 5×5, with usually about a 15-20% inflation rate entering our auction draft. We can keep as many as we want, with increasing money escalators each year you keep a player ($5/$10/$15).$270 auction budget, slightly hitter heavy on average. I’m trying to decide if I should keep any of these folks:

Dom Smith ($6)
Sano ($6)
d’Arnaud ($6)
Ozuna ($21)
Montas ($6)
Soroka ($6)

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
1 year ago

Grey-

I was reading one of your rankings articles and saw that your Grandfather passed this off-season. Just wanted to say I’m sorry to hear that. Hearing your crazy grandfather stories (driving from Florida to Jersey in flip flops lol) always brought a smile to my face and made me think of the old characters in my life.

May his memory be a blessing.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

I have no idea what his role will be because…Rays…but, Shane McClanahan is so nasty.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He’s not just nasty…. he is MASTY!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Votto is still out there late in a draft I am doing. It is an obp league. Do you have any hope for him to have one more decent season? His hr/fb last year was 2x higher than his previous two seasons. His BA was low, but it is an obp league. I’d be perfectly fine if he sacrificed BA for power. I am debating on taking him vs someone with upside who may play less like tellez. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

And cron went higher than I thought

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He needs to stop hitting hr in spring training.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

In a 2 catcher 12 team keeper league, what do you think about the strategy of trying to snag a Joey Bart on the cheap as your C2, knowing that it’ll be dead space for a bit? I doubt I’d ever keep a catcher, but he would be great trade bait + could give nice production when he does come up this year.

southside dom
southside dom
1 year ago

Grey — selecting keepers for my dynasty/keep forever roto league. 6×6 with OBP and Quality Starts. I’ve come in second the last 2 years so hopefully can get over the hump this season.

We now get 12 keepers, in addition to minor league players that don’t count against my total.

We only start a regular 9 man lineup plus one DH — so depth isn’t as crucial as sheer stats.

Keeping:
1. Jose Abreu
2. Yoan Moncada
3. Trea Turner
4. George Springer
5. Anthony Rendon
6. Shane Bieber
7. Brandon Woodruff
8. Tyler Glasnow
9. Kenta Maeda

Additional minor keepers who could contribute soon include Luis Robert, Joe Adell, Alec Bohm, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Jarred Kelenic

Which 3 of the following, then, would you add to the keeper roster?

1. Moustakas (don’t have a 2B keeper yet)
2. Goldschmidt (DH or backup for Abreu at 1B)
3. Eddie Rosario (would be the 3rd OF alongside Springer/Robert)
4. Byron Buxton (ditto, but this guy is annoying to own)
5. Zach Wheeler (I’m light on arms, especially in the minors)
6. Zack Greinke (has been solid but gettin older)
7. Ryan Yarbrough
8. Andrew Heaney

Thanks and looking forward to another great season at Razzball!

southside dom
southside dom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yea, it’s luckily only a 10 team league and lineups lock weekly. I try to stream 2 start pitchers to load up on Ks, Ws, and QS with a side of SAGNOF.

Greinke has been solid for me, but I’ll have to target some arms in the draft regardless.

Thanks again!

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

cbs h2h league i’m the first team

what do you think ?

messed up a bit with the short stops the picks were coming so fast i took too long on rnd4 checking to see who was gone and it went to auto pilot and picked the next two in my queue. but still good. plus fat fingered and picked the wrong contrares for catcher but i dropped him for sean murphy.

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:1 Ronald AcunaCF
R2:20 Trevor StorySS
R3:21 Manny Machado3B
R4:40 Bo BichetteSS
R5:41 Adalberto MondesiSS
R6:60 Luis RobertCF
R7:61 Rafael Devers3B
R8:80 Zac GallenSP
R9:81 Eloy JimenezLF
R10:100 Edwin DiazRP
R11:101 Dylan BundySP
R12:120 Corbin BurnesSP
R13:121 Julio UriasSP
R14:140 Mike Moustakas2B
R15:141 Matt Olson1B
R16:160 Brandon WoodruffSP
R17:161 Michael ConfortoRF
R18:180 Dylan MooreLF
R19:181 Kevin GausmanSP
R20:200 William ContrerasC
R21:201 Nick AndersonRP

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:4 Bryce HarperRF
R2:17 Zack GreinkeSP
R3:24 Walker BuehlerSP
R4:37 Marcell OzunaLF
R5:44 Zack WheelerSP
R6:57 J.T. RealmutoC
R7:64 Paul Goldschmidt1B
R8:77 Gleyber TorresSS
R9:84 Byron BuxtonCF
R10:97 Lance McCullersSP
R11:104 Jean Segura2B
R12:117 Jon LesterSP
R13:124 Dansby SwansonSS
R14:137 Archie BradleyRP
R15:144 Josh Donaldson3B
R16:157 Zach EflinSP
R17:164 David PriceSP
R18:177 Joakim SoriaRP
R19:184 Andrew McCutchenLF
R20:197 Christian VazquezC
R21:204 Eric Hosmer1B

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:9 Mookie BettsRF
R2:12 Trevor BauerSP
R3:29 Anthony Rendon3B
R4:32 Jack FlahertySP
R5:49 Corey SeagerSS
R6:52 Hyun-Jin RyuSP
R7:69 Charlie BlackmonRF
R8:72 Max FriedSP
R9:89 Matt Chapman3B
R10:92 Jesus LuzardoSP
R11:109 Yordan AlvarezDH
R12:112 Kirby YatesRP
R13:129 Jeff McNeilLF
R14:132 Anthony Rizzo1B
R15:149 Travis d’ArnaudC
R16:152 Ramon LaureanoCF
R17:169 German MarquezSP
R18:172 Austin MeadowsLF
R19:189 Eduardo RodriguezSP
R20:192 Daniel BardRP
R21:209 Nate PearsonSP

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:7 Juan SotoLF
R2:14 Christian YelichLF
R3:27 Jose Abreu1B
R4:34 Patrick CorbinSP
R5:47 Sonny GraySP
R6:54 Zach PlesacSP
R7:67 Cavan Biggio2B
R8:74 Kyle TuckerLF
R9:87 Dinelson LametSP
R10:94 Marcus SemienSS
R11:107 Justin Turner3B
R12:114 Brandon Lowe2B
R13:127 Roberto OsunaRP
R14:134 Will SmithC
R15:147 Sandy AlcantaraSP
R16:154 Nick CastellanosRF
R17:167 Diego CastilloRP
R18:174 Carlos CarrascoSP
R19:187 Joe MusgroveSP
R20:194 Kyle Seager3B
R21:207 Jeimer Candelario1B

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:3 Gerrit ColeSP
R2:18 Jose Ramirez3B
R3:23 Max ScherzerSP
R4:38 Aaron JudgeRF
R5:43 Luke Voit1B
R6:58 Kenley JansenRP
R7:63 Randy ArozarenaLF
R8:78 Salvador PerezC
R9:83 Dallas KeuchelSP
R10:98 Drew PomeranzRP
R11:103 Max KeplerRF
R12:118 Carlos CorreaSS
R13:123 Aaron CivaleSP
R14:138 Jordan MontgomerySP
R15:143 Adam WainwrightSP
R16:158 Keston Hiura2B
R17:163 Charlie MortonSP
R18:178 Gio Urshela3B
R19:183 Aaron HicksCF
R20:198 Ian HappCF
R21:203 Carson KellyC

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:8 Fernando TatisSS
R2:13 Freddie Freeman1B
R3:28 Lucas GiolitoSP
R4:33 Kyle HendricksSP
R5:48 George SpringerCF
R6:53 Alex Bregman3B
R7:68 Ketel Marte2B
R8:73 Whit MerrifieldRF
R9:88 Willson ContrerasC
R10:93 Tyler GlasnowSP
R11:108 Alex ColomeRP
R12:113 Michael BrantleyDH
R13:128 Chris PaddackSP
R14:133 Nelson CruzDH
R15:148 Rhys Hoskins1B
R16:153 Noah SyndergaardSP
R17:168 Brad HandRP
R18:173 Tim AndersonSS
R19:188 Mike SorokaSP
R20:193 Sean ManaeaSP
R21:208 Miles MikolasSP

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:2 Mike TroutCF
R2:19 Cody BellingerCF
R3:22 Jose Altuve2B
R4:39 Liam HendriksRP
R5:42 Lance LynnSP
R6:59 Giancarlo StantonDH
R7:62 Jordan HicksRP
R8:79 Pete Alonso1B
R9:82 Jameson TaillonSP
R10:99 Corey KluberSP
R11:102 Jose UrquidySP
R12:119 Domingo GermanSP
R13:122 Luis SeverinoSP
R14:139 Trey ManciniRF
R15:142 Willi CastroSS
R16:159 Kwang Hyun KimSP
R17:162 James McCannC
R18:179 Cesar Hernandez2B
R19:182 Framber ValdezSP
R20:199 Yoan Moncada3B
R21:202 Brandon NimmoCF

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:6 DJ LeMahieu2B
R2:15 Luis CastilloSP
R3:26 Jose BerriosSP
R4:35 Francisco LindorSS
R5:46 Ryan PresslyRP
R6:55 Aroldis ChapmanRP
R7:66 Ozzie Albies2B
R8:75 Marco GonzalesSP
R9:86 Raisel IglesiasRP
R10:95 Alec MillsSP
R11:106 Yasmani GrandalC
R12:115 Cristian JavierSP
R13:126 Josh Bell1B
R14:135 Kyle LewisCF
R15:146 Alex DickersonLF
R16:155 Mike YastrzemskiRF
R17:166 Brian Anderson3B
R18:175 Mitch GarverC
R19:186 Matt ShoemakerSP
R20:195 Kolten Wong2B
R21:206 Mark CanhaRF

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:10 Shane BieberSP
R2:11 Yu DarvishSP
R3:30 Nolan Arenado3B
R4:31 Blake SnellSP
R5:50 Josh HaderRP
R6:51 Kenta MaedaSP
R7:70 Stephen StrasburgSP
R8:71 Anthony SantanderRF
R9:90 Jake Cronenworth2B
R10:91 James KarinchakRP
R11:110 Joey GalloRF
R12:111 Tommy Edman3B
R13:130 Sixto SanchezSP
R14:131 Will SmithRP
R15:150 Triston McKenzieSP
R16:151 Ryan MountcastleLF
R17:170 Austin GomberRP
R18:171 Shohei OhtaniDH
R19:190 Ke’Bryan Hayes3B
R20:191 Javier BaezSS
R21:210 Buster PoseyC

RROUND:PICK PLAYER
R1:5 Jacob deGromSP
R2:16 Clayton KershawSP
R3:25 Trea TurnerSS
R4:36 Aaron NolaSP
R5:45 Vladimir Guerrero1B
R6:56 Eugenio Suarez3B
R7:65 Xander BogaertsSS
R8:76 Max Muncy1B
R9:85 Starling MarteCF
R10:96 Lourdes GurrielLF
R11:105 Alex VerdugoRF
R12:116 Gary SanchezC
R13:125 Ian AndersonSP
R14:136 Trevor RosenthalRP
R15:145 Devin WilliamsRP
R16:156 Alex ReyesRP
R17:165 Dustin MaySP
R18:176 Kris Bryant3B
R19:185 Andrew Vaughn1B
R20:196 Wander FrancoSS
R21:205 Amir GarrettRP

speill
speill
1 year ago

Hi Grey, Love the early updates Thanks. Narrowing down my keepers in 8 team espn 5 x 5 Auction league I need seven of them. This is a shallow league with lots of options on waivers. Merryfield $11
Story $12
Trea $10
Betts $15
Bellinger $16
Yelich $23
eloy $15
Jose Ramirez $16
Trout $65
Darvish $10
Luis Castilo $11
I was thinking spend early on a quality arm or 2 and leaning heavy with bats with my keepers. thank s for your opinion Grey

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey. You think keeping no pitcher and 100% bats then and going in early for pitchers? Don’t keep Darvish?

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah that’s a good option. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
1 year ago

Thanks for the updates Grey!

Thoughts on Lamet in my Keeper league?? Could have been kept by another owner for $60 but was just dropped pre draft and I have both Framber and Carrasco…. How much would you be willing to shell out if you were in my shoes?

12 Teamer H2H Points League
$1000 draft budget
Keep whoever you want with progressive cost each year
20-40-60-80-100-125-150-175-200 etc

Jose Ramirez – $125
Manny Machado – $100
Jose Abreu – $80
Ozzie Albies – $80
Xander Bogaerts – $80
Luis Roberts – $40
Trent Grisham – $20
Julio Rodriguez – $20
Alex Verdugo – $20
Kyle Lewis – $20

Carlos Carrasco – $40
Lance Lynn – $40
Dustin May – $20
Kenta Maeda – $20
Framber Valdez – $20
James Karinchak – $20

Thanks!

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You raise a great point HA! Thinking upside if it’s cheap enough…..

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Watching Astros/Marlins while I plow through a two foot high pile of paperwork. Urquidy and Sixto. With Sixto, it’s amazing how today’s hitters can handle velo. Sanchez is 99 average fastball but he’s not missing any bats. Most striking example was yesterday’s 22 pitch AB against Jordan Hicks. Guy is pumping 102 and he can’t put him away.

You know who Urquidy reminds me of a ton? Another guy I seem to remember you didn’t like: Matt Cain. Really works all the quadrants. He’s very effective locating the fastball above the letters, especially with two strikes taking guys up the ladder. He’s not going to walk guys. The curveball this spring actually looks like he’s tightened it up even from the stuff I watch from last year. Delivery is very compact, athletic. Seems like he’s built to eat innings. Just watched him in a great sequence. From a 1-1 count he got a swinging strike on a high fastball, just missed with a curve off the outside corner, got an excuse me foul tip on another fastball even higher in the zone and then put him away with a terrific change. I know you don’t like Urquidy; he’s never going to be a really high end K guy, but seems like a ton of pitchability.

Strat O
Strat O
1 year ago

I am drafting a Razzslam team against the ANTI GRAY – he has 5 catchers and Nola was the 5th

7 SP’s 5 C’s and 2 OF after 14 rnds – cant wait to see how that strategy works

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Strat O
1 year ago

I think I’m in that same league with you. Guy has Realmuto, Perez, d’Arnaud, Nola and Posey?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Haha what about being in rd 28 with no catcher!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Tom Murphy rd 29!

When posey goes in the 14th might as well wait haha

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I did ugh.
Have you checked out the Slam adp? Kinda interesting kinda not….

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
1 year ago

These Carrasco and Sonny injuries are really throwing a wrench into our SP2 plans.

ESPN has been updating their rankings and got way more aggressive on Pablo Lopez.

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think it’s a convenient way to cover up their initial lazy rankings so that they can look back at their “final” preseason rankings and have less obvious misses like they had a month ago. By the end of draft season, their official rankings basically match the vanilla FantasyPros consensus rankings.

Bbhhi
Bbhhi
1 year ago

Grey,

With shift to 2nd (dual eligibility) and your sleeper write-up, should I be feeling better about Polanco? Despit many worried about playing time, feels like he keeps his abs and provides greater flexibility?

Thoughts?

Fred
1 year ago

Is the world on the cusp of Jose Quintana being relevant as a back of the rotation piece? He has looked good in 3 outings this spring.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Fred
1 year ago

I think he looks like he can be back to a good version of himself. There’s not a tremendous amount of upside, but could be good depth for double starts and match ups. I’ve been downgrading all Angels pitchers because of the six man rotation though.

Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhic Victory
1 year ago

Keeper question!

Will typically use the downloadable projections for this 6×6 H2H categories league I’m in, as we use OBP and SLG (no AVG), but for whatever reason, I’m a little wary of Steamer after the weirdness of 2020. Off the dome, who would you keep for this format?

No brainers: T. Story, Bieber
Keep 3 more out of:
Muncy
Chapman
Baez
Gallo
K. Lewis
Plesac

Guys like Gallo and Muncy get a boost in this league, but Steamer hates them (for this one trick!) Would be happy keeping Lewis, but I think I can get him back in the draft pretty easily.

Thanks!

Will
Will
1 year ago

Drafted over the weekend, here is the team out of the gate. 10 team standard 5×5 roto league with 13 hitters, 8 pitchers active at a time and 30 total roster spots. Thoughts?

OF: Trout, Buxton, Myers, Castellanos, Robles, Tapia
IF: Abreu, Moore, Story, Edman, Riley, JD Davis
C: d’Arnaud
Reserves: C Taylor, R McMahon, Adell

SP: Darvish, Woodruff, S Gray, Urias, Gausman, Eflin, T Walker, Javier, Singer, C Martinez
RP: Iglesias, Hand, Melancon, Bass

Thanks!

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Agree on saves, got caught in a closer run with only a few left draftable. Last year I got half my saves on in-season adds so hopefully same this year. I’ll prob turn over all of the bench bats in April, lol. Thanks much.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Was wondering, what do you think about Tyler O’Neil and Josh Rojas? They’re both tearing it up this spring. I have a spot open and have had a hard time deciding between the two. Any opinion? I don’t like either player personally, but if one has figured it out, I want to be in on the ground floor. Who you like?

183414
183414
1 year ago

So 24 yr.old 1st round draft pick, Trent Grisham, 1 of only 6 players to go double digit h.r.’s and s.b.’s in 2020, and the best defensive center fielder on the Padres, is going to be platooned. Unless that means he’ll only start 140 games, I so disagree.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I do agree with you on Gimenez.
We’ll see about everything But Grisham played in 59 of the Padres 60 games last year with elite defense. Not as though Javy hasn’t had his share of struggles. Arozarena going ahead of Grisham is puzzling to me. All 3 are going around the same.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Would you trade Xander Bogaerts ($29) for Blake Snell ($22)? I have Bo Bichette ($6) and have Bobby Witt Jr., C.J. Abrams, Mason Wynn and Aaron (don’t call me Antonio) Sabato.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

they are in my minor league system

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

what is fair trade value for him SP wise

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

voit ($18)
Grandal ($13)
Brantley ($16)
McCullers ($11)

Snell is $22

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

said he has no interest in brantley

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey! I still have some time to decide (keeper lock is a week from Wednesday) . . . that said, who would be your last keeper from the following list?

$4 Kyle Lewis
$4 Bundy
$12 Carrasco

Current Keepers are Acuna ($32), Eloy ($10), Robert ($24), Story ($19), Voit ($10), Giolito ($7).

Also, if I can trade Giolito for . . . Lindor ($18) ( in which case I assume I’d keep one of the pitchers above) . . . or $12 Albies + $14 Gallen (in which case I wouldn’t keep any of those final keeper options, would you opt for one of those instead?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

jlioy111
jlioy111
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Long time reader first time commenter. I took over a squad in a 12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS/SV+H) league that drafted yesterday, was wondering if I could get your thoughts.

C: Kiner-Falefa
1B: Abreu
2B: Marte
3B: Muncy
SS: Trea
MI: Moore
CI: Olson
OF: Trout
OF: Lewis
OF: Castellanos
OF: Margot
Util: Franmil
BN: Santander, Riley

SP: Cole
SP: Maeda
SP: Bassitt
RP: N. Anderson
RP: Romano
P: Montgomery
P: Trevor May
BN: Paxton, Odorizzi, Diego Castillo
IL: Gray
NA: Julio Rodriguez

I inherited Cole/Maeda/Gray as keepers — we get 10 keeper slots — so spent a long time punting pitching. Any weak spots/areas to address? A little worried about SB but hopefully buying into the Margot breakout for the fifth straight year will pay off. Thanks, appreciate all the great work!

everywhereblair
Reply to  jlioy111
1 year ago

Thanks for the first time comment! Hope to see more comments in the future!

jlioy111
jlioy111
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, that’s true, I think the imbalanced/balanced thing was a conscious decision based on Olson, Muncy etc as keepers — hope that strong AVG guys at the top of the order and strong OBP guys who drive in runs wind up complementing each other. (And hope that Kyle Lewis really is the power/speed dreamboat I want him to be.) Only five bench spots means you’re always a little anxious about a lack of depth, but in large part thanks to you guys I feel pretty comfortable streaming during the season. Thanks again for all the help!

Homers got the runs
Homers got the runs
1 year ago

Hey Grey, Thanks for all you do to make us dummies a little bit smarter. What are the chances Andrew Vaughn makes the team out of camp? Drafted him in a first year keeper. Took a chance at 1st and drafted only him and Jared Walsh at the position.

Homers got the runs
Homers got the runs
Reply to  Homers got the runs
1 year ago

also thoughts on the team i drafted.

c- McCann
1st – Walsh, Vaughn
2nd Solak, La Stella
ss – Bichette, Swanson,
3rd- Moncada, Gimenez
OF – Soto. Robert. Meadows, Franmil Reyes, Hicks and Straw
UT – Nellie Cruz
SP- Woodruff, Luzardo, Paddack, Montas, Kluber, German
RP- Pressly, Hicks, Gallegos, Freddie P.

12 team 1st year keeper league.

Homers got the run
Homers got the run
Reply to  Homers got the runs
1 year ago

Forgot to mention we start MI and CI as well.

homers got the runs
homers got the runs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks Grey. What are your concerns with Kluber and Montas?

John
John
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Just wanted your take on why Javier Baez is being so universally written off this year. Last year he was a fringe top 20 guy and obviously he had a crummy 2020 but so did a lot of guys. Yelich had a pretty terrible year and he’s still a top 10ish guy. Was there something in the underlying number that made Baez’s 2020 look legitimately different? This is across the board by fantasy perts so I’m in no way second guessing you, just genuinely curious. Thanks!

John
John
Reply to  John
1 year ago

Sorry Grey I looked more at your rankings and post on Baez and it seems you’re asking the same question I did lol. Looks like we’ll both be owning a lot of Javier Baez

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

Updated projections for Paredes?

Succos Baseball
Succos Baseball
1 year ago

Grey,

Trying to figure out my keepers for my Yahoo 12 Team Mixed H2H Keeper League with OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of W, SV+H instead of SV. We usually keep 4, but we cancelled our season last year after we drafted and are keeping 6 this year instead. Our draft is 25 rounds, keep at round selected. My thoughts so far:

Locks:
Mike Trout – 1st Rd
Ronald Acuna – 10th Rd
Mondesi – 15th Rd

Should Be Lock:
Bohm – 25th Rd

Options, need 2:
Chris Paddack – 14th Rd
Kenta Maeda – 12th Rd
Aroldis Chapman – 8th Rd
Max Fried – 9th Rd
Sonny Gray – 7th Rd

Currently leaning Kenta and 1 of Paddack, Fried, Gray

Thanks

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Succos Baseball
1 year ago

Kenta, Gray

Hawk
Hawk
1 year ago

Brutal honesty here:

I read this column hoping not to see any of my players in it. No spring news is good spring news.

Bbhhi
Bbhhi
1 year ago

Grey,

Which side of this trade do you like?
Buxton$17 for Heaney $10

Succos Baseball
Succos Baseball
1 year ago

I can just picture Bud Black walking up to Hampson with a big smile on his face with his lineup card in hand. Hampson is ready to take the field, but Bud Black walks right by him and embraces Chris Owings as his every day 2B…

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

I made this point last week, Nola is being well over-drafted. The guy is a 31 yr old catcher with the equivalent of 3/4 of a season of MLB experience who had hit 22 hr’s in 8 minor league seasons. I’ve watched this guy get drafted in the 9th and 10th rounds, really really? Didn’t we see this same dumbness a few years back with Austin Barnes?

Mike Adamson
Mike Adamson
1 year ago

Rob Lowe. Heh heh. It’s the Ides of March, keep your head up.

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

There’s nothing more satisfying than pretending you don’t notice the driver you’ve pissed off. Like Don Draper said, “I don’t think about you at all.”

Cliff
Cliff
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Had my first draft last night, 12 team 5×5 with QS replacing Wins. Thoughts on my team?

C-Grandal
1B- Walsh
2B- Marte
3B- Bohm, Escobar
SS- Lindor
CI- Cron
MI- Mondesi
OF-Bellinger, Lourdes, Myers, Hays, Bryan Reynolds, Kelenic
UT-Alvarez
SP- Castillo, Carrasco, Berrios, Gausman, Yarbrough, Ray
RP-Rosenthal, R Rodriguez, D Castillo

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
1 year ago

14 team h2h keeper league. Holds, Sv+Holds= big points. Also, 7 SP per week LIMIT (BUT, if 7SP limit has not been reached by last day of week[Sunday], 7 SP may be exceeded).

My SP: Lynn, Gallen, Maeda, Bassitt, Gausman, Dunning, Yarborough, Gonsolin (last pick in draft, not sure if he even starts).

My RP: Diego Castillo, Nick Anderson, Montero (yikes), Trevor May and Zack Britton (he gone; drafted 370rd before injured)

When Britton is placed on IR (or dropped), I can get his replacement.

Not too many holds options (obvious) available. Bummer, Mayers, Crichton, to name a few.

1.) Should I drop a SP (if so who? Gonsolin? Dunning?) then add ANOTHER RP (in addition to Britton’s replacement) to try match holds that will be lost with Britton absence?

2.) Or, hold off until better RP options emerge?

Thankyou!

Fun Fact *Kendall GRAVEMAN was drafted 300th overall *

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
1 year ago

Pre-season Holds question. LOL. Funny guy.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Worse than a catcher question in a catcher titled piece? Or

I felt slightly ashamed for asking…

I felt no shame after seeing graveman getting drafted. Thought I was looking at draft from 5 years ago

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

*revised *

My roster is full. Which SP to cut if I need another RP?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Don’t have a moves limit. Roster LIMIT of 27 active /reserves + 10 MINOR LEAGUE.

My hitters: S.Perez, C. Walker, Arenado, Mondessi, Hiura, Trout, Grisham, Dylan Moore, Canha, Castellanos, Benintendi (gross), Giminez, Solak, Kirk.

I am waiting for Toronto to send the gnome eating catcher to minors. Then going to pick up McCann as backup C just in case Salvador tears his other AcL carrying luggage or randomly goes blind.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
1 year ago

RP seems weak to but, Your thoughts on my roster as whole?

Thank you. I appreciate the time and effort you put in

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
1 year ago

14 team h2h league does NOT include batting avg, or OBS/OPS %. No Whip category for pitching.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If only Mondessi could steal 1st base.

Thankyou!

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
1 year ago

Grey!!!

Awesome, awesome (so double awesome) fantasy ST update!

a. Exactly my thoughts on Nola. Now Caratini moves from 2 games a week to 4. Amiright? I signed Caratini, dropping Nola.

b. So awesome, once again the report. Fountain of youth, I agree with VinWins. Duh? Need someone to tell you ‘What’s a matter with you?’ in a Father Guido Sarducci-sounding voice.

c. MLB quote of the day for March 13-14 2021

1. Home Run Baker, born March 13, 1886

‘When it came to hitting, (Home Run) Baker needed help like (Andrew) Carnegie needed money.’

Philadelphia Athletics teammate / Hall of Famer Eddie Collins

2. ‘Eddie Pellagrini, born March 13, 1918

‘In 1941, who was the best shortstop in America?’ Eddie Pellagrini was asking, and Eddie Pellagrini had the answer. ‘I was!’ he boomed. He was talking defense, mainly, and he believed it with all his heart. Eddie Pellagrini had range, hands, and, oh, what an arm. He liked to joke about catching a ground ball, holding it a while, just for fun, and gunning it across the diamond to beat the runner by a half-step. The way Pelly figured it, what’s the sense of having an arm if you can’t show it off? And a shortstop was what he saw when he looked in the mirror. ‘After you’ve played shortstop,’ Pelly loved to say, ‘third base is just camping out.’

Columnist Bob Ryan in the Boston Globe (10/13/2006)

3. Mariano Duncan, born March 13, 1963

‘Every Major League Baseball player dreams of playing in the World Series, so for me to play in three was so great. Baseball gave me an opportunity to take care of my family. I am so happy God gave me the opportunity to play baseball.’

Mariano Duncan in The New York Daily News (Michael O’Keefe, 03/05/2015, ‘Ex-Yankee Mariano Duncan gets stolen World Series rings back for second time, Source)

4. Will Clark, born March 13, 1964

‘I never go up to the plate without a plan. The plan, however, depends on what you’ve seen from the pitcher, what his tendencies are, how you’re feeling that day, what the game situation is, and what he’s most likely to throw at that point in time.’

Will Clark

5. Bobby Jenks, born March 14, 1981

‘Once you’re up around 98 mph, it doesn’t make much difference between there and 102 (speed hit by Jenks at Safeco Field). The biggest difference you can see at the plate is between 90 mph and about 94-95 mph. You don’t get much beyond that, it’s a blur anyway.’

Seattle Mariners First Baseman Richie Sexson in The News Tribune (Larry LaRue, 08/29/2005)

6. Kevin Brown, born March 14, 1965

‘You had better understand that you are going to make some bad pitches along the way. That’s just the way it is. If you make a pitch agressively, you have a much better chance of getting away with it. However, if you make a pitch tentatively or cautiously, that’s when you get nailed.’

Kevin Brown

d. MLB quote of the day for March 15, 2021

1. Bobby Bonds, born March 15, 1946

‘I don’t know why he’s not in the Hall of Fame because Bobby (Bonds) could do a lot of things. If you’re looking at numbers, he had 30-30 (homers-stolen bases) many times. He had speed, he had power, he could throw and he knew how to play right field. I feel he should be in the Hall of Fame right along with us.’

Willie Mays in USA Today (Chuck Johnson, 08/24/2003, ‘Mays says Bobby Bonds Hall-worthy,’ Source)

2. Mickey Hatcher, born March 15, 1955

‘I think Mickey (Hatcher) exemplifies what this team (the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers) is all about. I got hurt and the team accepted I would be out. And Mickey stepped in and filled my role and I filled his. We had a team approach, and that kept us together.’

Kirk Gibson in Good Utility Players Can Always Find Work in Majors (Baseball Digest : August 1998)

3. Harold Baines, born March 15, 1959

‘He’s (Harold Baines) a first-class guy. He just goes about his business. He doesn’t say much but when he does, it means a lot.’

St. Louis Cardinals Coach Ron Hassey in ‘Harold Baines: He Lets His Bat Do the Talking’ (Baseball Digest : September 1996)

4. Mike Pagliarulo, born March 15, 1960

‘I played with the greatest players. I learned so much, I wouldn’t change a thing. I became a better player, more appreciative of the game itself because of the players I played with in New York. I played with Don Baylor, Ron Guidry, Phil Niekro, Dave Winfield, all great players. My coaches, from Yogi Berra to Lou Piniella to Billy Martin, they weren’t afraid to get in my face and tell me what I needed to do. That’s what’s going on now, they have good people in the organization. They have good, hard-working coaches, hard-working players committed to winning. It’s not all about how much money they make. They want to win.’

Mike Pagliarulo on MLB.com (Mark Feinsand, 01/12/2002)

e. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for March 15, 2021

‘There’s a certain time that when somebody asks you a question, you answer them. I don’t think I said anything with venom. If you can express yourself without anger and make it as palatable as you can, that’s what you do.’

Cheers,
Ante

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

So, should I download your Top 500 again, or are there going to be more injuries?

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH!!! You really missed that layup.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Ha! My gamble on Danny Santana pays off, losers! Now I just have to wait for Puig, Cespedes, Bauers, Desmond, Sale, Severino, and Syndergaard.

Vegans
Vegans
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

Haha

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not funny

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just when I thought everything was coming up Vin.

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dannys Antana got gangrene jumping into Boston Harbor to celebrate his signing

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

It’s today there already! I love it when you join us on DST and are only 1 hour different.

Member Berries
Member Berries
1 year ago

Bud Black does the Hulk Hogan “just when you think I’m going to be counted out, I raise my arm” move

Loved that move – used to fire me up as a kid before I knew…

Has your optimism on Jung changed since spring training started? Jung vs paredes? Will the reds call up India if Votto isnt ready?

No frenchy means Duran starts?
You see Logan Gilbert throw – looked filthy. Buy!

Grey, you see Coming 2 America? I was pleasantly surprised that it wasnt terrible. Not great but just fine.

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Member Berries
1 year ago

I love shows with Eddie Murphy and him doing multiple characters.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Didn’t laugh once.