Let’s check in on some fantasy baseball championship celebrations:
People celebrating their fantasy baseball championships today pic.twitter.com/4bavGwku88
— Razzball (@Razzball) October 5, 2022
That is the best encapsulation of the joy of winning a fantasy baseball league. I’m sick it’s so on point. I hope everyone got to feel that “very dorky dancing while very white music plays surrounded by middle-aged men” joy yesterday. Today is the day when you realize you’ve spent 27,000 man hours this summer beating eleven other strangers to win a virtual trophy, and it feels great! That’s if you won your league, if you came in 2nd or worse, you get an A for effort. A big, shiny make-believe A.
So, another fantasy baseball season is in the books, and, with a baseball season in the books, it means Jonathan India’s 2022 season is now in the books, and, in conclusion, that is why we should burn books. Any questions? *calls on a guy who looks zonked* Yes? “If I’m going to IHOP is it MeHOP, MyselfHOP or IHOP, or does it depend on usage?” God damn it, is that you, Cody Bellinger?! Stop smoking so much weed! *Cody lowers his head, kicks a rock and walks out of the room* Okay, if there’s no more questions, I have one: How long until next year’s rankings come out?! Wait, I have to write them. When I’m done, I’ll start to put them on our Patreon. Now, one more question, what do I do for the next three months? Oh, yeah, write the rankings! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Davis Martin – 1 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.83. The Regression Fairies are too busy protesting the new Dahmer series. They couldn’t care about one last stream-a-roos-ki. Let’s get this! *fifteen minutes later* Why does it feel like I’ll never be able to sit down again?
Luis Arraez – 1-for-1, 2 runs, hitting .316 as he wins the AL Batting Title. That’s right, the AL batting title came down to Judge and what we do when a Judge enters a courtroom.
Jonah Heim – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer. Tomorrow is the Razzballies, where I give out some year-end awards, then on Monday I start the recaps of each position, with the catchers first. Jonah Heim makes the top 20, while also being severely terrible. So complimentary!
Matthew Liberatore – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.97. This start was vs. the Pirates, who are known for searching for booty, and Liberatore sounds like a pharmaceutical, which has a long list of symptoms, including diarrhea, so this checks out. Or maybe I should say “cheeks out.”
Framber Valdez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.82. Astros giving 30% effort, and still absolutely eating up the Phils is so funny. Phils out there like, “We are a playoff team!” Then getting four hits in the next 15 innings is an echoing chef’s kiss that ping-pongs off lips of people saying, “Whiz wit.”
Clayton Kershaw – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.28, ending the year 196 strikeouts short of 3,000 for his career (won’t happen next year), and 4 wins short of 200 (should happen in 2023). Kershaw or Koufax? Think it’s Kershaw, and as a half a Jew it hurts me to say, especially since I’m typing this on Yom Kippur. Definitely going to hell. Also, as for fantasy, don’t let me ever say a guy is old and that’s why we’re avoiding him.
Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer. Also, in this game Treat Urner (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 21st homer too. Freeman = Treat for homers is gee-dee goofy. That they both landed in the elite on the Player Rater shows you there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Meouch, is what a cat says when being skinned, by the way.
Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer. Seriously, though, in this sentence, “Janie goes into the pancake restaurant with…MeHOP, IHOP or MyselfHOP?”
Ezequiel Tovar – 1-for-3 and his 1st major league homer. Gonna be the future at shortstop in Colorado! Unless the Rockies trade for Miguel Cabrera, impressed by video they saw of him playing 3rd base in 2003, which moves McMahon to shortstop.
Matt Olson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer, hitting .240. I could do a little b’ing and m’ing at how awful Olson was at times this year, but he homered off a guy named Nardi, and that made me laugh. What’s Nardi’s best pitch? “Italian-American food without worrying you’re gonna get robbed.” That sounds like it would be Nardi’s pitch.
Corbin Burnes – 3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.94. This is the first time in a while I can remember not being 100% sure who I’m going to rank 1st for pitchers (and not draft). Verlander, Burnes, and Sandy have to be in the running. Well, Ohtani, but he’s a hitter too, so doesn’t count. Or he counts too much. You figure that part out.
Corbin Carroll – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. I’m already psyching myself up to be so pissed off when Corbin Carroll is randomly benched the 1st week of next season. This kind of ulcer can only be formed by a hobby.
Nico Hoerner – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 20th steal, hitting .281. Why am I so excited about Hoerner already for next year? Ugh! Me so Hoerny!
Franmil Reyes – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Still think the $54 Vending Machine Steak is gonna eat next year, but how hungry will we need to be to get in on that? My guess is the ADP will be virtually free, so $54 Vending Machine Steak for $0? That sounds yummy!
Jonathan India – Didn’t play. Just perfect. Enjoy your winter, Did Not Playa.
Vinnie Pasquantino – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer. Ay, oh, Vinnie Pasketti, leave the gun and take the counting stats!
David Villar – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. The difference between David Villar and Aaron Judge is the Giants decided to wait until August to rub magical pixie dust on newspaper clippings of Jonathan Villar’s DFA news. If Giants want to invent a great player in April, they will. Don’t doubt them.
J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer. Just Doubles having one last Just Dong game for old times’ sake. Prior to this game, all year this was him: Just Dong leaning into a microphone, “I Just Dong for you,” and we see the microphone is attached to a Ring doorbell, and he’s just announcing himself at an old age home, where he’s thinking of retiring.
Vidal Brujan – 1-for-2 and his 3rd homer. Watch him hit 17 homers in the playoffs and everyone is like, “Brujan is now a top 100 player wowie-we-wow!”
Mitch Haniger – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Damn, if only the Mariners would’ve been rained out every game in the month of May through September, Haniger could’ve been healthy for most of the season!
Julio Rodriguez – 1-for-2 and his 28th homer, hitting .284. When I bid $12 out of $100 on him in the first week of FAAB, I won him by $10, and, at that point, I began to second-guess my better sense. Was I a fool for rookie nookie? Did I deserve ridicule? Mockery? The dreaded Razzing?! Turned out, it was my brain they would ask to preserve in formaldehyde to be studied in a hundred years when the chimps are running this planet.
Stephen Vogt – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 7th homer, as he homered in his last MLB at-bat. Some extremely positive exit polls for Vogt.
Mike Trout – 2-for-3 and his 40th homer. This guy, always when it counts.
Shohei Ohtani – 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.33, 1-for-4. When you have a guy that can’t be compared to anyone in the history of baseball, you have to put respect on his name. I am an Ohstani. Should Judge win the MVP? I can see the case for it. He has had one of the best seasons in 100 years. Ohtani is merely the greatest thing anyone’s ever seen. Is “Never before” better than “Not in the last 100 years?” Yes. If only we could have co-MVPs. Or maybe the Yanks trade for Ohtani this offseason, and re-sign Judge. Then the Yanks get the equipment manager to make a conjoined twins jersey and let them play together, joined at the hip, then we can more equally measure them.
Just wanted to thank you for all of your help during this season, much appreciated! Have a great winter!
Keeper time! Can keep up to 6… 2 catchers, 5 OF and CI/MI/DH… $260 budget, $5 inflation until year 4 of being kept and then $10 inflation
To be kept:
Yordan Alvarez $17
Julio Rodriguez $9
Corbin Burnes $13
Dylan Cease $9
Keep or throw back?
Bo Bichette $40
Matt Olson $33
Lance Lynn $16
Giancarlo Stanton $14
Tyler ONeil $12
Josh Bell $11
Josh Rojas $6
Cal Raleigh $6
Andrew Vaughn $5
Keep Olson and Bo
Bo better start stealing some bases but I think you are right. I took third this year thanks to you! Had a chance on the last day of the season to move into first if things fell right…
Love hangin with ya, my daily coffee and chuckles are a must. Another great and sometimes humbling season. So much to process and sort out. Thats why I and so many others look forward to your offseason opinions and expertise. I get great satisfaction when your breakdowns align with mine, but have learned to listen when they are not. Consistently forward thinking, you’re the best brother man.
Bring on 2023 baby! Let’s gooo!!! Life is good! Thanks Grey, take a vacation
Thanks so much for the kind words! Appreciate it! Hope you’re well!
Thanks for all your good advice. The All-Greys couldn’t overcome all the injuries..T Anderson, Peralta, Polanco, Sonny, and weeks without J-Rod, Gurriell (need his OBP), Trevor Rogers (who really sucked), and many many others. Still, it was a fun year. Looking forward to year 36 in my main friends and family league.
My kid is off to London to watch Big Blue v GB. Go Giants!!
That stinks you got so hit by injuries…We’ll get ’em next year! That’s awesome about your kid going to London, so fun!
Grey, ive won 5 titles in the past because of your help. 3 rd place this year. Thank you for all your help. Cant wait till next year
Shucks on this year, but we’ll get them next!
won my Dynasty league by 1 RBi !!
need to drop 4 to complete my team for next season
C S Perez
1B Pete Alonso
2B Tommy Edman
Ut bench Abreu 1B R Greene OF J Mateo 2B SS OF
inj SS Tim Anderson C Stephenson
SP Dylan Cease
SP Chris Javier
SP Logan Webb (inj)
SP B Snell
SP Reid Detmers
RP Johan Duran
P B Singer
Inj Ed Cabrera
your thinkings ??
C Stephenson useless if Perez healthy
not sure on Greene in DET
Mateo avg so loooow
been hard tu put up this team i like
SP together are great
RPs are a good combo between youngters and Saviers
which one to drop ? if one
Congrats! Tyler Stephenson, but it’s close with Mateo
Thanks man for what you do.
1st place by a bunch in my roto league.
lost by a point in my h2h championship.
I HATE h2h.
Look forward to reading you next season
Go Braves Chop On
No problem! Congrats on the roto win! Sucks on H2H, but H2H is so fickle…Go Braves!
i forgot to mention that I always finished ninth until this year when i was either first, second or third until the final standards when i finished 4th by 10 points and second by 11 points. as they used to say in Brooklyn, wait till next year
thanks so much!!
your have a positive contribution to all your many fans!
No problem! Appreciate you, glad to help!
Big thank you! Your daily insights were helpful and uplifting!!
No problem! Appreciate you!
Grey if there is ever anyone that has earned a trip to Italy from doing Fantasy Baseball it is absolutely you! I can’t imagine how over it you are.
Like others have said, even though I won every league I was in (not that impressive, 1 super competitive and 4 other medium level) I am completely brain fried from Baseball. Eight months worth of reading articles fantasy/non-fantasy related, obsessing over every box score, keeping tabs on what all the beat writers say, watching all the games, research of usage, splits, lineup trends, projections, etc…. and with all that said I absolutely love it all and can’t wait to do it all again next year with you and the Razz family.
Thank You so much for the entertainment and insight throughout the year, I communicate with you more than most of my family (eh so sad) haha So thanks again and have a great vacation!
Haha, thanks! Appreciate that! And appreciate you!
Appreciate you, Fantasy Master Lothario Don’t You Dare Abbreviate!! Much success this year thanks in large part to reading all of your shizz! Thanks mucho and can’t wait for the rankings!
Hahaha, yes! Congrats! Glad to hear it helped!
Grey — adding to the chorus. Thank you and the Razzball Team for another great season! Alas, that looooooong off season. Spring can’t arrive soon enough.
And, I thought it was appropriate for Jonathan India to end the season DTD …
Hahaha, yup! No problem! Hope you’re well!
Senor Meister FBL Grey,
Thank you, wire to wire 1st place for the first time. Pretty sure it would of been a repeat if not for injuries last year:(. You are the best.
A) First 8 picks, all O!!!
B) Picked up J-Rod.
C) Cause of you, oops, there is no C…..
D) It’s so unfair following Razzball, absolutely the Best!!!
Again, thank you. Have a great offseason, I’ll be looking forward to being ahead of the league following your advice.
D. Yes! Haha
You too! I hope you’re good up in CCC
thanks for another great year of info and humor—worth every penny for all the tools also.
hats off to you and Rudy
Appreciate you! Hope you’re well!
Just a word of thanks for all you and your crew have done during a long, long season. Won my league as your advice convinced me to go hitting early (1st six picks were hitters in an 8 man league), trust rookies for the long haul (JROD & MH II), and pick non-ace pitchers like Cortes, Manoah, & 1st half Musgrove. You do make a difference .Enjoy the offseason, you deserve the rest. Thanks again and see you in the spring.
Thanks! Congrats on your league win!
Another question on the saddest day of the year as I hang onto the fantasy baseball cliff by fingernails and cry out , ” I cant quit you bro ” but not in the gay way ( not that there is anything wrong with that )
With the new rules next year ( bigger bases and pitchers are limited in how often they can throw to first, etc ) many are expecting an increase in stolen bases. Will that make stolen base players more valuable or less valuable relative to what they have been worth in the past 5 years or so?
And, ( related question to the first one ) being that he has already been declared as the Yankees CF of the future, what are your thoughts on the fantasy value of Harrison Bader next season.
Thanks in advance and I will slowly talk myself off of the cliff I am hanging on and will not pester you again ( today anyways ) with any more questions.
Hahaha….It would make SBs less valuable if there’s more of them…BUT…guys who give everything are still very valuable…It’s not gonna help Bader much, he makes a lot ofweak contact
As always a big thanks for the daily write ups, but also for being Lord Master of the Comment Section. That second part is a big reason why this site is so far ahead of the others. Of course Rudy should be singled out for his impressive contributions as well, but I would like to recognize the contributions of Truss and Vin in the RCL’s.
Truss keeps things running well, and is always helpful overseeing that vast enterprise. Vin has firmly entrenched himself as resident historian and statistician of the RCL’s. I picture Vin having a large library with leatherbound books of RCL stats telling visitors, “I believe it was 20 and 16 when The Josh Bell Toles For Thee accrued 127 steals making for 2nd highest in RCL 27.” His meticulous efforts show his care for the leagues, the site, and an overall desire to do what he can to enrich the experience for others.
Thanks to everyone else who comments and writes! Next season in only less than 6 months away!
Couldn’t agree with your comment more! Truss and Vin are the best! Hahaha, Vin has many leatherbound books…”Oh, you have to go back to 2011 for then difference Luke Scott made on that team’s final statline…”
Hahaha, great Luke Scott pull
That’s Vin at his best!
Now, what’s this all about?
I was afraid it was something like that.
Well, thank you both for the kind words. It’s true, I do care too much about the RCLs, but I’m getting help and with the season ending I now have time for 3 appointments a week! Should be better soon!
Hahaha, no thank you!
Oh Grey the Mustachio hope you have been well. Another long baseball season in the books.
Aw yeah my Smurfs won in 2022 with JROD carrying the MVP mantle. Jumped on him with my first available pick when the league was still in lockout cuz I believed. My faith was shaken just a little bit in April but he sure showed what he’s got. Hopefully he can win a few real MVPs before he calls it a career.
Now if that LouBob can ever shake the injury bug, the Smurfs have got a couple of nice 5 tool young’uns. That homie had such a ridiculous year again.
Hell yeah, papasmurf! Nicely done! LouBob could be such a huge sleeper next year
The happiest day of the year is the day that you release your first rankings on Patreon. The saddest day of the year is today, because the fantasy baseball season is over. So, in an attempt to continue the illusion that the season is still on, I am going to waste your time with a question I will be asking in different forms more than once in the future. ( January Grey knows this already ) .
I did not win this year as I did in the last , but I did streak into 2nd place in the end and made some $$$$. Thanks, in no small part, to you, Rudy, Coolwhip, Blair and countless others including the many commenters who know a lot more than many of the so called perts on other sites that you actually have to pay boatloads of money to .
Ok, so onto the question.
14 team mixed standard cats roto auction league ( $260 ) where you can keep up to 11 players ( salaries expand a little each year but double each year after the third year )
I wont list my whole team here, as some of the salaries have made them non keepable.
Here are the guys I am either keeping or are on the proverbial keeping fence and their 2023 dollar amounts. .
Sexy ( ? ) Dr Pepper – 28
Boba Chette – 10
Ezequiel Tovar – 10
Brian Reynolds -14
Bubba Thompson – 10
C J Cron – 18
M J Melendez – 10
Kevin Gausman – 20
Nasty Nester – 10
Martin Perez – 10
Jesus Luzardo – 3
Dennis Rasmussen – 10
Jordan Montgomery – 8
Josiah Gray – 3
David Bednar – 12
Dylan Floro – 8
My definite keepers are Soto, Bichette, Tovar , Gausman, Cortes, and Luzardo.
My question is, which other 5 would you add from this list.
I mean, I know its way too early to be asking, but I am trying to keep the season alive for one more day.
As always, thanks in advance and I hope you have a great offseason.
Yeah, it’s a super sad day, but we have each other celebrating wins and close calls…Nicely done to get 2nd!
You have to keep five more? I guess JoMo, Reynolds, Rasmussen, Gray, MJ…They get kinda iffy there…Maybe Cron over Gray
Thanks bro. I do not have to keep 5 more actually, you can keep up to 11 but can keep none if you so choose. appreciate the input. I normally do the 1 dollar at the end of the auction catcher thing each year, but got MJ off of waivers ( which puts his value automatically at 10 ) and I thought in this instance, he would be worth it. I like Reynolds also and am glad you mentioned him ( I am a big deadpool fan ) I am expecting a big rebound from Soto and Bo next year, believe in the hype on Tovar. Believe in Nasty Nester ( thanks to Coolwhip for that one as he was my first waiver wire pick up this year. ) and I think 2023 is the year that Luzardo takes that leap we all know he will eventually take. Again, have a great offseason and thanks to Razzball for continuous entertainment and insight. One last prediction for you….world series MVP? Giancarlo Stanton.
Stanton?! Haha, I guess it could happen…I’d go Rizzo if the Yanks get there (if Judge doesn’t win it)
Thanks for the laughs and the schmartz, Grey. You are the real MVP of fantasy baseball.
Haha, No problem!
Hard to believe but the number of pitchers who hit the 200 inning mark doubled vs last year. 8 guys hit the 200 ip mark this year. 3 pitchers hit the mark yesterday: burnes, valdez and kelly.
Wow, I hadn’t realized that tbh — I thought Sandy blew away everyone else
Could be people building up stamina again after that wacky 2020 year
Sandy was well ahead even after getting shut down at 228.2. Nola was #2 at 205. The remaining 7 were all right at the 200 mark.
Wow, that’s so random…I hadn’t even realized that
Thanks Grey and community for helping me over the finish line for my H2H 1st place finish. I found Razzball late in the season and really enjoyed your writing, your unbelievable generosity when it comes to answering questions, and the dedicated community that posted comments throughout the day. It was a rewarding but lonely life surrounding myself with spreadsheets until I found you all! Cheers!
Nice! Congrats! Appreciate you!
I WON my league, 3rd time in last 4 years, thank you for all your help and letting me bounce all kinds of ideas off of you, including my moot Framber v Bautista dilemma a few days ago, you and your crew are THE BEST
Trout finished 2nd in the AL in home runs in only 119 games. Let that sink in a moment. His final HR of 2022 yday was the longest of his career per statcast. This stage in Mike Trout’s career where he sells out for power is going to be wild.
How long is a moment, because it’s still sinking in and starting to give me gas
gas happens post-moment
Where does Mike Trout go next year in drafts?
mid-late 2nd I’d say, depending on reliever situation maybe early 3rd. If i get a good source of steals with first pick i’d absolutely consider trout in that area, 40 hr in 120 games lol, i can sub in some speedy dude for the other 40 that gets steals and i have a roster spot that puts together 50ish HR and 10ish SB.
Yeah, that sounds about right…Gonna be hard to be out on him…Usually lose 3rd to 4th rounders each year tho bc I’m going for pitchers…So will have to be 2nd to 3rd
next year just wait until the 6th round and take Nestor as your ace lmao… I’m only half kidding
Yeah, I kinda really want to punt SPs in one league, I need to get up the nerve…If you had Cease, McClanahanananana and Nestor in a league, you were that bad off?
And that was doable!
If you had those 3 and say someone like Lauer that i suggested you pickup after week 1 and streamed the rest of the season with other spots you probably finished top 3 in pitching stats lol
That’s what I’m saying! Why are we slaves to drafting an “ace”
yep drafting aces is just a security blanket for hedging risk, but if they get injured, then bleh. there’s plenty of value out there, and will be next year
Always! I think I’m gonna draft a few leagues like I would for Cutline
The more I look at Oscar Gonzalez trajectory and physical skill set, I think he may be an enormous 2023 sleeper. Please tell me you agree?
Darn… I guess I asked for that response, but hoping for a little more commentary
Haha…He has no speed, but great contact and solid power…Could see a 25/.280 season from him next year easily…
Ps: I agree with you’re commentary exactly, but would like to ask if you see potential 35 hr
In his bat, or is he more likely Yandy Diaz?
I see more 17-22 homers than 30-35…So more Yandy than prime Castellanos
Well…. I guess it’s dandy to be Yandy?
Haha, it’s a little less than dandy though to be Yandy, tbh
Grey, Thank you for all your help this year. I ended in 1 first, 2 seconds, and 1 third. Appreciate you and all the staff!
Grey, thanks for all your advice and entertainment this season! Reading your daily notes is always the bright spot of my mornings. Keep up the fantastic work!
No problem! Thanks!
Thanks for everything this year! Finished 2nd by 2K, 0.004 WHIP, 1 QS :/
Love the video of bill gates dancing…..and that is the guy that wants to rule the new world order after the great reset.
is it just me or does steve balmer resemble kevin from the office? has anyone ever seen them together?
HAHA, yes! Good call…So dorky
Grey, thanks so much for another fantastic year. I really appreciate everything you do for this hobby and its fans.
No problem! Thanks!
Finished 6-5-1 in my h2h! Victory! Also won my roto league, as well as a new dynasty league that was started up this year. 3 out of 5 ain’t bad, sadly the Razz30 Rangers are looking just as bad as the real life Rangers.
Lots of thanks to you and Rudy, Razzball has provided me so much entertainment over the years. Nothing else comes close!
Nice! Well done, OSB! You did all the work!
Had a bit of a melancholy ending to a few of my seasons, was 2nd and 1st respectively in my highest stakes leagues, though I ended 3rd and 2nd.
But regardless, thank you so much for all your help this year Grey. Answering every single question on your daily posts is nothing short of remarkable and your analysis as always is spot on.
Hope you can get some rest this offseason, you deserve it !!!!
meloncholy? head like a melon, face like a collie ! lol
No problem, sorry you didn’t pull out the win! Appreciate the kind words!
Grey just a massive thank you for all the work you and your team put in on this site.
I won my league yesterday and looked very similar to the guys in the video above when Trea hit his 3 run shot to clinch it! Awkward dancing baby! That’s my 4th championship in the past 5 years with the Covid shortened year the only one I didn’t win.
I wish I could tell everyone about your site but I hide it because it’s the best and my secret weapon to success. Your daily write-ups, rankings, SON, Hitteron, articles and other tools are a staple to my success.
I would say enjoy the off-season but I know you work all year but if you do get some down time please enjoy it and know you are a huge reason middle age men who spend too much time on fake baseball get to celebrate fantasy championships!
No problem! Congrats! That’s a pretty impressive record! I understand not telling people, you’re not the first to say it, haha
Thanks Grey for all you do to help us win. I was down 7-3 on Sunday and he had the tie breaker. Your call on Lauer and Civil along with my team finally hitting a new HRs won it for me 6-4.
When will you have next years top 10 out? Just kidding! Get some rest!
Nice! That’s awesome! Happy to hear it!
next years draft will be interesting in my cbd league. cbs has a projected first two rounds with the first pitcher, deGrom going at the 19th pick. then there is a rush on pitchers. i guess the my strategy will still be the same keep drafting hitters until round 5/6. if people follow cbs, other than mcclahan i should be able to get the same pitchers i have this year. look foward to your rating Grey.
Haha, you wrote CBD at first and I was like, hmm…deGrom going at 19 would be hilarious, but I doubt it happens
agree no way he goes at 19 people seem to run on pitchers early most years……..you have to be enjoying CBD to use scott whites rankings lol
I went to bed gnashing my teeth, thinking that the minimum rules were going to give my competition the extra category point in saves they needed to pass me (someone’s team didn’t reach min IP). After still seeing myself in first this morning, I re-read the rules and saw the rule only puts you in last in ratios!!!! Framber’s win pushed me the half category point I needed for the outright title!
Thank you once more for everything, Grey & Razzball folks!
Nice! That’s awesome, man! Congrats!
Thanks for another great year. Lost by .5 of a point in roto. D. Williams didn’t appear Tuesday in a 3-0 game and last night in 2-1 game. My opponent got a hold with Romano in the 4th inning to beat me Never again with I play in a league with holds.
Ugh! Sorry that you just barely lost, that’s killer…
Grey! Thanks to you and the RB team for all you do! Looking forward to the recaps and to January/February Grey’s take on next year. How soon until I can draft Greene and Lodolo?!
HAHA, not soon enough!
I am so burned out on fantasy baseball… I can’t imagine what you feel like, Grey! Hope you’ve got a long vacation planned. Thanks for everything.
I go to Italy at the end of the month, woohoo!
Ahhh. Venezia and the Danieli. Such memories. I was in Rome for Jubilee Sunday in 2000 and didn’t know it was Jubilee Sunday until I got there. I was with 1.5 million in St. Peter’s Square that morning. Have fun. You deserve it.
Thanks, appreciate it! Only one day in Rome (been there before)….Mostly going to Bologna
Thanks for everything this year Grey. My tote board:
2nd place in long running family and friends HTH league
2nd place is Razz league this year
3rd place in set lineups weekly HTH league
Middle of the pack in 2 Otteanu leagues, struggle in this set up
Had Tatis in 3 of those leagues, ouch.
No Ohtani or Judge in any league
No problem! Sorry you didn’t get any wins, Tatis was a killer
I’ve said many things about India this year. I have to give him credit, he was incredibly consistent. He was consistently $hitty and hurt. He ended the year virtually the same way he started it.
HAHA, yeah, right? To the last day!
a. Took the ‘ship in that dynasty, thank you much. Having the 2022 MLB Fantasy Holy Pentaverate of Judge, Alonso, Jul-Rod, Witt and Adolis mixed in with some normalcy elsewhere was enough. Pitching Lorenzen and Civale this week with Hunter Brown and Glasnow in the mix was sufficient.
b. Congrats to all RCL champs. Take a bow!
c. Performed poorly in both RCLs, at least I took the SB crown with 202 in RCL#8. Mondesi and crushed by bad pitching was soup de jour in both. Next year if the season starts on time, with no strike looming I think it will be better. At least we’re over the nasty 2021 5-day IL.
d. Have a nice weekend.
e. George Carlin quote of the day for October 6, 2022
‘Let me arrive safely back at my hotel room. Don’t let me be attacked by a maniac wearing a french tickler and a space helmet. Don’t let my beard become entangled in the gears of a transcontinental bus. And don’t let me be hit by a flying turd.’
From, Carlin on Campus (1984)
At least I tied for 9th in steals!
202 HoosierBoss ( 8 )
189 FANTASY ICON ( DFS )
189 NCPhilly Fanatics ( 39 )
189 Elephant Riders ( 46 )
184 Greetings from the Humungus ( 9 )
183 Hungry Like the Wolf ( 34 )
183 Rmuzz55 ( 12 )
179 We’re only in it for the money ( OR )
176 Vin 44 ( 44 )
176 Retro Vertigo ( ECFBL )
I bet we crush those next year with the pickoff limits
Maybe. I’m not convinced it will have a great effect. Maybe there will be an increase in balks!
Yeah, I’m not convinvced on more steals either, but I’m convinced that will be a storyline…Definitely on balks!
Nice! Congrats, man! That’s awesome to hear!
C. Yeah, I could get out of 5th gear in my RCL this year, Truss killed it
Grey, thanks for another great year of providing sound advice and superb content. It is always a pleasure to read your work. I also want to thank you for cycling through all of the questions and comments. It is remarkable that you somehow reply to all of it. Thank you
No problem! My pleasure!