Can I yawn on someone’s face?  The floors are moving up on prospects and ceilings are lowering.  It feels like with the promotion of Alex Bregman the minor leagues lost a lot of high octane prospects.  Moncada has a chance to be a 1st or 2nd round fantasy guy one day; Prospector Ralph has a fathead for Benintendi and I don’t mean a life-sized wall decal of Benintendi; Judge could hit 40 HRs and .210 and Manuel Margot, well, good but Padres.   What I’m saying is the high minors are sorta depleted right now.  I don’t see a huge rookie bat coming up this year.  Next year might be an issue too depending on how well Brendan Rodgers progresses this year, but rookies are always going to surprise and, hence, their allure.  That reminds me of a magazine that Cougs put into my bathroom that I’ve been subjected to reading when I forget my phone, it’s called Allure.  The previous two sentences could’ve also been Pitbull lyrics, rhyming allure with Allure.  Interesting iambic pentameter, Mr. Bull.  So, all of this rambling preamble — preramble? — brings us to the gingie one, Clint Frazier.  He was traded to the Yankees (with others) this past year for Andrew Miller.  I love that deal for the Indians.  On one hand, one of the best relievers in baseball.  On the other hand, a lottery ticket.  This gingie wasn’t one of those Powerball lottery tickets either.  This lottery ticket looks to be one of those scratch-offs where you win $500 a year for ten years.  Would you take $500/year for ten years?  Sure, why not?  Would you trade away a top five reliever for it?  Unlikely, but I also might’ve mixed metaphors.  Anyway, so what can we expect from Clint Frazier for 2017 fantasy baseball?

I’ve seen people projecting Frazier’s ETA for 2018, but that feels too conservative.  I think Frazier will play for the Yankees this year, if that helps.  The Yankees have their sights on the future in a big way.  The Yankees are like the newly-divorced dad.  For so long, they were trapped in a no-win situation.  They stayed with Ellsbury, CC, A-Rod, Te(i)x and others because they wanted to wait until the kids went off to college.  But, now they’ve lost A-Rod, Te(i)x and I imagine more this offseason, and dad’s dating all kinds of random prospects.  Sadly, I don’t think Frazier will be a difference maker in 2017.  This goes back to the scratch-off ticket for five hundred smackeroos.  Can he break out?  I suppose, maybe in a few years, but he looks to me like a 20/20, .260 guy in the best case scenario — some day!  Not necessarily in 2017.  Last year, he had 16 HRs, 13 SBs across two levels and hit .228 in Triple-A with a terrible strikeout percentage, a problem that has followed him all over the minors.  Could he grow into more power?  Sure, he’s only 22 years old, but that will likely mean less speed.  I get the sense that a major league comparable player to him in his career will be Michael Saunders.  A fine role player, but for Andrew Miller who had a nice contract until 2018?  Well, maybe I’m missing the attraction of Frazier.  For 2017, I’ll give him the projections of 28/4/34/.241/8 in 255 ABs with a call up around July when the Yanks turn their kids’ bedroom into a man cave.

  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Very intriguing write-up!

    a. Again, what would it take for you to go and get a real estate license?

    …..http://www.bre.ca.gov/Examinees/RequirementsSales.html…..

    Three courses and the exam and I am sure I can find you ALL the material you would need to pass the exam. Just sayin’, you could convince someone from coming down from the ledge as equally as you could convince someone to buy property here, there and everywhere in CA.

    b. Wow! On Frazier in 2017, he has less value than all the repeated episodes of Frazier in 2017! That’s not good. He might be useful.

    c. Turkish Ambassador from Ankara story part 3. So, I make a stupid comment trying to spruce things up at our shindig on day 1 of the ambassador mission. I say to the ambassador’s lackey – Gosh, why was Turkey so harsh on Kosovo in their recent soccer match? (They weren’t that harsh the scoreline was 2-0.) The Ambassador’s response (even though the comment was not directed to him)? Do you know who built the bridge in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina). (Here’s the skinny in case you didn’t know like me.)

    …..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mostar……

    He wanted to comment on the importance of the Ottoman empire throughout the Balkans, but my question was about a soccer match. Total douchebag, right? I just profusely apologized and then turned the conversation to my colleague across the way from me.

    c. Met two colleagues from WFP working in the area as consultants. Really inspiring guys to meet – one from Ireland (but currently living in Manhattan but planning to re-locate to Rome after Trump’s victory) and the other from Norway (from Tromso, close to Trondheim). We watched the new Jason Bourne (2016) movie last evening. Ah, the plot was pretty thin and Matt Damon has become older. Would give it a thumbs up and maybe 5.5/10. The first half hour was better than the remaining 90 minutes. Anyway, they leave tomorrow reducing the white population from 3 to 1 in Farchana. Really miss other white folk. Sad emoji!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. You trying to get me to sell you a house? B. Ha C. “Damn, the Cubs beat the Indians?” “Do you know animal rights are just as important as Native American rights?” C. I went to see a movie the other day where Matt Damon (he produced it) came and talked afterwards, Manchester by the Sea… Movie was very solid, Damon had nothing interesting to say

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Just trying to increase your overall value. Like Gyorko this year, available at 1B/2B/SS/3B. Increased his overall value. Don’t shoot the messenger.

        b. Will look up Manchester by the Sea. See? You already talked me into seeing this movie and I didn’t even consult IMDB before confirming. Such your level of influence. See point ‘a’ above.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Ah…Giving me more position flexibility… Thanks! B. I don’t want to sell houses though, does that play into this at all?

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. Really sorry, man. Will desist completely. What about infomercials or selling stuff? I bet you’d outdo Ron Popeil and Tony Robbins combined.

            b. What’s new otherwise? Confirmed on the passenger manifest for both my flight to Abeche and my connecting flight to NDJ. So at least I should be able to make it to NDJ. Next task, make it to the airport for my flight to Paris on Sunday night / Monday morning.

            c. Did I tell you that I’m trying to cheat the organization? Let me explain. According to the rules, I’m supposed to start my official travel on November 21 (i.e., the Monday) but instead of starting on Monday I will start it on the Sunday November 20 at midnight. It’s almost Monday, right? I’ll mention that it takes that it takes 2 hours to travel 50 miles in my deposition in front of the state committee!!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. I wouldn’t mind my face on a park bench or two B. Great news! C. Ha, nice

  2. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Counterpoint – perhaps Cashman got Frazier because of the value add associated with having Tormund Giantsbane in NY when the whitewalkers come (seriously, look at Frazier and put a glorious beard on him).

    Talking keeper trades – would you take a $11 Benetendi over a $4 ozuna, $4conforto, and/or $5 schoop?

    Also, what about a $23 Blackmon v a $6 Khris and $4 ozuna?

    Thanks!

  3. Milarky says:
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    Do you see Lourdes Gourriel (however the hell you spell it) being a more impact bat over Frazier either in 2017 or 2018? I took Lourdes when Frazier was available by accident, so hoping it doesn’t bite me. Then again it’s probably a wash.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Milarky: No way, he’s getting Sean Rodriguez comps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Yeah, Lourdes looks pretty whatever… Likely less than Gurriel, who I wasn’t that impressed with

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also, with Correa having a “down” year and all of these other SSs having crazy career years/breakouts, what do you think the chances are of me being able to trade my $30 Kershaw for a $6 Correa (each guy is 2017 value, with +$3/yr after that)?

  5. Ralph Lifshitz

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    Yankees also got Justus Sheffield and two good relief prospects. Frazier’s bat speed is next level. He had a bad second half and a really strong first half. I’d give him time to adjust to AAA.

    • Big Odio says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: dude. Don’t shatter the glass of the readers

    • Tweak says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I’ll be happy to catch Frazier this season once Scranton rolls through town and see the adjustments he needs to make to acclimate to higher level pitching. Maybe Torres can make it to AAA at some point this year and I can see both of them go hog wild.

      Pitching is pretty good in the IL with farm clubs for New York, Washington, Tampa, Boston, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Toronto, so I expect success there to translate fairly well to the majors.

      Frazier should get a call-up this year and I think the when depends more on the moves the Yanks make for the major league club than his success in AAA. Unless he’s really destroying the ball and forces the issue, he should get as much seasoning as he can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I’d still take a top five reliever under good contract for a lottery ticket, but point taken, more than just Frazier

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Made sense for both teams. Yankees needed to replenish the farm with everything. Reliever is the last position the team needed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d argue that relievers are one of the most important real baseball positions and a Clint Frazier-type could be had off free agency pretty easily… I am being devil’s advocate a bit

          • Chris says:
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            @Grey: I get where you’re coming from but the Yanks literally had the best bullpen of all time and they were a mere .500 team. They needed lots of help. Closers and relievers are very often traded at the deadline to great teams that are one piece away ala Cubs and Indians. They still have Betances and may even sign Chapman for all we know.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t argue with that, you’re right… Though, they did almost make the playoffs with *only* a bullpen

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: isn’t them almost making the playoops more telling of how crap the AL was this year. There is parity and then there is bad parity…this year was bad parity

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If any team (maybe the Sox?) would’ve had Miller, Chapman or Betances they would’ve been tough to beat in the playoffs… Lot tougher to beat than a team with Clint Frazier

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Grey: true but that goes for any team. The sox unable to score runs in the playoffs hurt them more than anything else.

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Big Odio: Yeah they had no offense and their starters didn’t help much either.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, agreed

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: What about a team with Kyle Schwarber? Does Jugs Life cancel out a bullpen? I was told last night that he’s “One of the better hitters in the sport”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Jugs Life is about the same as Napoli, media won’t tell you that though

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Grey: I totally agree. I just wanted to goof on the guy who compared him to Babe Ruth on Twitter last night.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Joe Buck?

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Surprisingly not Joe Buck! I actually asked to make sure.,

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Think you had to

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Grey: ralphs troll was great. Once I jumped in he turned into a closeted gay racist with a deep hatred for fantasy baseball…murica!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Big Odio: The funniest thing is he took issue with me saying Porcello and the Cubs starters ERA would regress in 2017.

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      seriously though, any man fixated on another mans face and whats going on between his legs is obviously a closeted queer…wait can I still say queer? as in the the queers?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t follow

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      He seemed very fixated on analyzing my face and what was hanging between my legs in his trolling which is code for you’re a queer. If your critiques of another man are limited to their face and dick you are really hiding your need for the cock.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… I’m in the dark a little here because I didn’t read the exchanges…

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      I never understood in highschool when guys would rip on the looks of other guys. Came off real gay to me. That’s all I’m saying

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Depends on how they’d rip… If it was like nice overalls, was that your tractor outside? Or, man, those blue jeans don’t go with that top at all…Then it’s different

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      Hahahaha…overalls. I’m talking about you. Like a guy telling you you couldn’t get laid because you are ugly. That’s like saying I have looked at you and in my opinion you ate unattractive and sexually not someone they would covet. It’s weird but it’s true. Making fun of clothes like dirty ass gray track pants is funny…but not gay

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, we’re clear that making fun of me wearing track pants every day for five months is funny… Just to be clear!

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      5 months? Its been like 3 years, but who’s counting. I got your back yo. You know when we hang I wouldn’t let anything bad happen to you most the time.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw, that’s sweet, with a large dollop of not-sweet

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      Just call me your pumpkin pie with a heavy dollop of whipped hate

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This kinda made me shudder… might’ve had visions of Varsity Blues

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      thats some huge dollops

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ew…

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: fuxk on second thought it was bad parity all around. The NL was a shit show too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Offense was at all-time highs around the league

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Grey: that was more reflective of bad pitching or juiced balls, if you buy that theory, but look at Pittsburgh, they gave up, the mets made wildcard despite losing two of best arms in baseball and almost their entire infield, the cardinals were whatevs and they almost made it and the royals had issues almost made it, the Astros and mariners came close but were not good. To say offense was up so teams were good is too simplistic. Fuxk the dodgers had 28 players on the DL and 55 different guys wear the uniform yet easily won the west over the giants who couldn’t close out a game to save their life.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, parity is alive and well… If you’re a .500 team, you can get within a game of the Wild Card… It’s a byproduct of Selig

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      @Big Odio: #IblameSelig

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: What about a lefty starter with mid-rotation upside?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who is that?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Justus Sheffield. He was and is a top 100 prospect. He pitched well after joining the Yankees system too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Strasburg was the best pitching prospect ever to be a pitching prospect… I mean, pitching prospects are all right, but how was Andrew Miller as a pitching prospect?

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Great and he turned into an excellent reliever. I think you’re underestimating the return. Should they have gotten Mejia and Frazier for Miller? Frazier and Zimmer? I thought the return was appropriate.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Great? Wasn’t Miller in the minors for 7 years because no one could make heads or tails of him?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s 2008…when did he finally click? 2014? I want Miggy for those 7 seasons… Always better in mind to take the player who is in the major leagues… Miller never even did anything on the Marlins b/c he was taking so long to develop

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BTW, look at that top ten… Kinda makes my point for me…

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Grey: We’re arguing two different things. He was a great prospect at one point and took awhile to figure things out, there’s a ton of guys on that list that figured it out quicker.

                      So the Yankees shouldn’t have tried to add depth and controllable contracts so they could hold onto Miller? Or they should have gotten more for him?

                      He clicked in 2012 when he was moved to the pen, and started to use his slider more and ditched his change.

                      My greater point is it was a good return. I think both Frazier and Sheffield have MLB floors with upside to be stars.

                    • Grey

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                      My point is I don’t like trading now for future… Miller on the Yanks is better for three years than hopefully, maybe, something from Frazier and Sheffield… Clicking in 2012 for Miller meant 30 IP, you, the Marlins, trade five years of Miggy for 30 IP on the Sox?

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

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                    @Grey: No, but it’s not like most players follow such a strange development curve. There’s a lot of trades for prospects that work out too.

                    I’m actually fine with the Sox trading Miller to Baltimore for Eduardo Rodriguez and having a starter under team control.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah totally, but it’s still a known commodity vs a lottery ticket at this point

  6. Whatever says:
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    Hi Grey,

    If you have the time, just looking for your quick first impressions on who I should keep for next year. Can keep 10. Mixed OBP Ten Team League. () number is salary for next year (350 cap)

    Freeman (42), Donaldson (20), Didi (1), Beltre (30), Bogaerts (21), Harper (24), Aledmys Diaz (1), Kendrys Morales (6), Napoli (2), Broxton (1), Pollock (12), Cozart (1), Saunders (1),
    Dahl (5), Greg Bird (5), Carrasco (13), Eikhoff (1), Quintana (12), Thornburg (2), Nola (6)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson, Xander, Harper, Pollock, Diaz, Carrasco, Quintana, Dahl…Then a bunch of toss ups

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Whatever says:
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          @Whatever: Interesting I just got an offer: Scherzer ($26) for Dahl/Judge (minor keeper). What do you think?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d want Scherzer

            • Whatever says:
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              @Grey: Cool.

  7. Big Odio says:
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    Funny, last week I posted this video.https://youtu.be/WEXCgdAyWcw
    and we all got a chuckle. I have been kinda amazed that it is loved by those that hate him and love him. I shouldn’t say amazed but it’s funny they varying viewer responses

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I started watching Black Mirror, and you should watch it immediately… You’ll understand how it’s related to Donald Trump after a few episodes (maybe after one)

  8. Zen Arcade says:
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    I appreciate the thoughts on Frazier. What do you make of Bradley Zimmer? I’m not so sure he’s a good bet for a lot of major league ABs in 2017, but how about long term? There’s apparently both power and speed there, but also a ridiculous (as in really bad) K rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over Zimmer in the coming days…. Maybe tomorrow

      • Zen Arcade says:
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        @Grey: Cool, looking forward to it!

  9. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Rick Porcello, Cy Young Winner. You’ve got to be kidding me. Hope he buys his offense some nice things because without that insane run support, he’s a fringe candidate. Check out Kate Upton’s twitter feed she’s pissed.

    “Hey @MLB I thought I was the only person allowed to f*ck @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballot?” Kate Upton on twitter.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Man, I’m out of the loop. Way to stay on top of it. I just wish she had gone on to talk about contact management and SIERA, which would’ve made her the hottest model ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She no longer would’ve been real and it would’ve meant we were all living in Bill James’ mind… You watch Black Mirror? It’s great if you haven’t

    • Big Odio says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: so who should of won the Cy Young INYHO? My vote would of been for Britton

    • Big Odio says:
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      Babys mama came home from a dinner last night with her white collar co-workers at the massive corporation she works for and let me tell you….Razzball! Thats right the guys started talking fantasy sports and I guess some of them are big fans of the site. Shit they even knew who I was and liked me. Maybe they were just being nice to her, most likely, but thats like 5 confirmed readers of that shit drivel I used to pump out. Best of all, for you, is they are jelly I got in person lunches with you. They love the Grey!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha… that’s awesome!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Are any commenters?

        • Big Odio says:
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          @Grey: I’ll find out but Im sure Ill get some “what do you think of my team” forwarded emails in March.

          Okay off to east Los, lowercase ya

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Enjoy!

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Here’s an interesting steamer comparison that would have seemed crazy this time last year:

    Correa: .277, 23 HR, 14 SB, 84 R, 88 RBI
    Story: .261, 27 HR, 15 SB, 84 R, 84 RBI

    Also weird is that it looks like there’s more upside in the projection for Story? Of course, same goes for downside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t really argue with it either

  11. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Random trivia!

    Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows are from the same town, went to high school in the same town, but never faced each other in high school.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s bizarre… Same age?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Frazier is 8 months older, and they were the same draft class. Frazier was pick 6 and Meadows was 9.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: I’m always amazed that they hadn’t faced each other until the Arizona Fall League last year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meadows prolly banged Frazier’s sister

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: It’s Georgia, each of them probably banged their own sister.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Great point, I don’t like Mobius… I don’t like Busta, he’s become a parody of himself, IMO

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: he banged his mother

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Frazier? Prolly… Never trust a gingie!

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Grey: I grew up with two different ginger neighbors. They were both female and I got to see them both naked, but still, never really trusted them broads.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t trust a gingie

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      even if they have great boobs?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gingie girls are the best, boobs or not, but they can’t be trusted! Cougs is a gingie, so I know

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      in my head I had a haha moment when I thought I can only trust them as far as I can throw them but cougs is a mini person and I could probably throw her pretty far, so I could trust her. Besides, when you went to the hospital that one time and she texted me from your phone I felt a trust connection there

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, exactly… yeah she’s the gingie exception to the rule

  12. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Finally got my girl to dive into a serious VEEP binge. About to hit where I actually fell behind watching, pumped for new to me episodes. What is this Black Mirror you speak of?

    Dis Generation and Ego are my favorites on the new Tribe after a few listens finally.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Mobius!!! Everyone is sleeping on this jam! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Haha. I like that track too. Also like Movin Backward and The Donald…..and that’s the only god damn time I’ll utter those two words.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Haha! I love Consequence’s verse on that song.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like both of those songs, and a few more have grown on me… I might’ve been too harsh at first, I’m liking the whole album, except for a few Jairobi parts… Black Mirror is so good, might be my favorite show of the past few months… It’s an easy watch too, 3 episodes a season and they’re not connected…Reminds me of The Twilight Zone

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: On where? I started Westworld last night and wasn’t loving it. I may be moving on to something else tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Watch Black Mirror! On Netflix

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Thank You For Your Service, Jairobi’s Got It From Here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Can he have it less though, please

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Can he have none?? Way too much Jairobi for anyone’s liking.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know! You gotta watch Black Mirror, on Netflix

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I can’t kill the Veep momentum the girlfriend has gathered, but I’ll check out Black Mirror.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You have to!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Your heavy reco has me intrigued. In lighter show news, new Billy on the Street!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @nick the dick: Nick no likey the new Tribe?

          How many songs is Jairobi on? I can only think of 3. Are there more than that?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Nah I like it, Space Program, Ego, We The People, Kids, Dis Generation, Conrad Tokyo….I just also think it’s a bit too Jairobi heavy. Maybe he is only on three, seems like more though. Only listened through a few times

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @nick the dick: Might be four, but it seemed barely there after the first few songs.

              Consequence verse on Mobius though? Peep it, might be my favorite jam on the album and it’s just him and Busta lol

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah I remember Busta being on one but prob didn’t re-listen much. I trust your judgement

  13. Scott Kimmel says:
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    anyone know where I can look for player projections for 2017?

  14. Scott Kimmel says:
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    i mean besides here of course

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fangraphs

  15. Scott Kimmel says:
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    ok thanks grey. Trying to decide if I want to keep Gurriel or throw him back.

  16. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    McCann to Houston for Albert Abreu (good pitching spec) and Jorge Guzman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks for Gattis, doubt he sniffs many catcher games now

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: Yeah almost zero chance. Probably good for the Astros starters.

        • Grey

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          True…How are those pieces the Yankees got?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Grey: I don’t know anything about Guzman. Abreu is good but raw. He hasn’t pitched above A ball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha…Sounds like they just wanted McCann gone

              • M says:
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                @Grey: Yanks are kicking in about $5m of McCann’s salary

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @M: That’s not bad considering.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: The kids don’t want to pay the lottery tax unlike their Dad.

                I agree with the direction they’re going. They need more controllable assets, and there’s a few reasons for that.
                A. Keeping salary down so they can spend in free agency.
                B. So they have assets to trade for premier players.

                They’ve turned their farm system into one of the top 5 in baseball.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That all makes sense

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz:
              Jorge Guzman is a 20-year old flamethrower out of the Dominican Republic who could potentially be the next Aroldis Chapman. The right-hander has a fastball that has touched 102-103 m.p.h. but has much more control of it when he slows it down to 97-99, crazy right?

              He has spent two seasons in the minor leagues so far where he has spent most of his time as a starter. In 30 games pitched, Guzman is 6-8 with a 4.63 ERA and 83 strikeouts. As noted, he has not seen much success as a starter which is why he could make a dominant reliever especially with his lights out fastball.

              The Dominican-born pitcher has not had the success many have expected him to have thus far but he might have the highest ceiling as any of the other pitchers in the Yankees farm system, he just has to find out how to reach it.

  17. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey is this still a fantasy baseball site..

    I am asking for a friend..hehe

    I like that Trout & Bryant won MVP’s, & Max a CY, not crazy about Porcello, I think Justin and Kate should have won it..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

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