The Tigers are doing all of their buying early this year, huh?  They’re like your mom that one year she did all her Christmas shopping about two and a half months before everyone else.  Then the presents sat in your basement until Christmas and, since presents aren’t supposed to sit in a basement that long without being used, the PlayStation got mildew damage and Dad’s cordless shaver batteries seeped.  Then, when Christmas finally rolled around your mom’s talking about how presents aren’t why you celebrate baby Jesus’ birthday and you say if that were true then why was she in such a hurry to buy presents in September?  And she says to shut up and enjoy your starting pitcher with a falling K-rate and a raising xFIP.  Well, if she were the Tigers’ GM.  To quote Gordon Gekko, Jordan Zimmermann is a dog with different fleas.  Last year, he had a 7.3 K/9 after a 8.2 in 2014.  He had a 3.82 xFIP last year, his highest since his rookie year.  He’s always impressed with his lack walks, but even those crept up from 1.3 in 2014 to 1.7 last year.  Oh, and now he goes from the NL East to the AL.  The Tigers should just go out and get Johnny Cueto and a pair of Zubaz to make it official that they just don’t understand bad trends.  For 2016, I’ll give Zimmermann the projections of 14-11/3.89/1.24/155 and someone I won’t go near next year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this offseason for 2016 fantasy baseball:

Cameron Maybin – Traded to the Tigers.  Maybin is one of those players that you beg to either crap or get off the pot for the entire season.  Example:  “I’m really liking Anthony Gose in the leadoff spot…wait a second, Maybin is now platooning with him?  Ugh, why won’t Maybin either be good or get hurt already?”

Jonathan Villar – Acquired by the Brewers.  Villar is a puzzling addition since he does relatively the same shizz as Segura.  The Brewers will try him at 3rd base, so the left side of their infield will be like Segura and his Mini Me or that great Fleer card, Pete and Re-Pete.  That card screams a simpler time, as long as you don’t imagine Pete explaining point spreads to his son.  “If you’re good, I’ll take you to the track.”  That’s Pete talking to his son.  If Villar does start at 3rd, then he will have sleeper appeal since he can steal 40 bases.  Of course, he could also hit .220.  For 2016, I’ll give him 32/8/41/.248/21 in 300 at-bats.

Rich Hill – Signed by the A’s.  We need a sniglet for a reclamation project pitcher who is hideous for ten years, then has a great season of less than 30 innings and is signed by Billy Beane, making him an immediate sleeper for next year.  I’m going with re-tried Beanes.  Since 2005, Hill has had exactly one season over 60 IP thrown and that was in 2007.  Sorry if those re-tried Beanes are giving me gas.

Jed Lowrie – Traded back to the A’s.  I’m sure Beane has just as much knowledge and forethought with his moves of the last few years as he did during the height of his Moneyball years, but his recent moves scream of throwing darts at a board.  For 2016, I’ll give Lowrie the projections of 53/13/62/.248/1.

Josmil Pinto – Claimed off of waivers by the Padres.  Pinto proves that re-tried Beanes don’t need to be in Oakland.

Krispie Young – Signed with the Red Sox to act as a platoon guy vs. lefties.  Many Red Sox fans are also considering him the player to be named later, as in “Yo, who dat foo’ they just signed?”  Then shrugs all around.  Then a few moments later someone names him.

Jesse Chavez – Traded to the Jays.  Wanna hear the most boring prediction ever?  I bet Chavez will be better than Zimmermann and Happ in 2016.  For now, Chavez is in the bullpen, but I bet that changes by April.  And that’s the 2nd most boring prediction ever.

J.A. Happ – Signed with the Jays.  Here is a commencement address given by Ray Searage as another Pirate pitcher graduates from the School of Searage to go out in the real world, which is really the same world but on a different team.  “You are all very special to me.  I consider you all my sons, especially Edinson.  They say every time I cough and roll my eyes, another pitcher gets his wings and the ability to throw a 12-6 curve.  Okay, I might’ve just fell asleep during It’s A Wonderful Life and mashed what they said in the movie with my own subconscious thoughts.  Speaking of entertainment, I was thinking that it would make a great Odd Couple-type TV show to have me forced to be the pitching coach under Dusty Baker.  Any hoo!  As you can see I’m a better pitching coach than a commencement speaker, so, uh, hook ’em longhorns!”  For 2016, I’ll give Happ the projections 10-8/4.08/1.35/156 in 190 IP.

 
  1. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Morning Gray! Thanks for making me feel better about the Cubbies not signing JZ!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

  2. LastPlace says:
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    Thank you for the Pete and Re-Pete reference. Sadly, I think about that card about once a month when my mind goes blank!

    Good times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  3. Big Mike says:
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    If you are Jed Hoyer, who do you sign this offseason?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whoever Theo says to sign?

    • White Rabbit says:
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      @Big Mike: they need to trade some of the talent for Carrasco and a Lackey type.

  4. Principal Blackman says:
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    At the right value, I could see myself grabbing Zimmermann. I don’t see him trending down as much as regressing to the mean if you consider 2014 to be an outlier. His 2015 K%, BB%, xFIP, and GB% are all pretty much right in line with his 2011-2013 stats, and that 1.74bb/9 was still 7th among qualified starters this year. I think that part of the problem, which I was also guilty of, was thinking that he was in line for another major step forward in 2015. He may not be a top 20 starter, but he might still be that “completely solid ratio guy with around a 7 K rate” that you once pegged him as (and that’s me quoting 2014 you).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t expect an ERA better on the Tigers than it was on the Nats, which means you’re getting a league average starter for fantasy

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Totally agree with your take, problem is he’s viewed as an Ace type. Which is why his price at the draft table remains higher than is justified.

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: ….which is great news for us. I love pitchers with inflated values that other teams draft and you just just sit back and smile.

        Like Jered Weaver for many years.

  5. GhostTownSteve says:
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    That can’t really be the most boring prediction ever, can it? Surely somebody out there is forecasting Belgian third division soccer or the price of zinc futures or something.

    Rich Hill is the new spin rate darling. Colin McHugh previously wore the crown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: True, maybe a prediction on the last So You Think You Can Dance?

      What’s your take on Hill?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Hill is really interesting. Remember saying, “Scott Kasmir????” and then he ended up pretty darn useful, even in fantasy.

        I watched basically every pitch of Hill’s 2015 season and at minimum he was really entertaining. The curve is pretty ridiculous. It looks like a pitch you could only throw with a wiffleball. One thing he did that was pretty interesting was he threw the fastball at the top of the strike zone or above quite a bit. I noticed this watching the games and then checked out Brooksbaseball which confirmed that he was pitching effectively to the top of the zone and that this also represents a change for him.

        He also seemed to be manipulating the ball quite a bit. Some fastballs had a cutting action some a little straighter. The curveball could come at different angles. It was just a funky kind of approach. Lot of really uncomfortable ABs.

        Obviously it’s hard to get past the health issues, but who knows. The one thing we can say is there isn’t that much milage on the arm. He definitely landed in a spot where he’s going to get a chance to succeed, though wins may be tough to come by.

        Certainly worth rostering in many draft formats. I’m in on him just based on the crazy upside of last September, but the price has got to be right.

        • Grey

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          Interesting stuff… He was definitely doing something that was working… Kazmir is a slippery slope to compare him to; Hill really hasn’t been good for longer than 30 IP in almost ten years… I do remember liking him him back in 2008 then he disappeared… I could see grabbing him in the late rounds of NFBC…I can’t imagine he’s ownable in a 12-team or shallow league…

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I think he’s ownable in a 12 team NFBC style with a deeper bench. Definitely a streamer in the RCL unless/until he starts putting up numbers like last year again.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, could see him being on waivers in a 15 team Yahoo league though with IP limits, depends on the league, but as I said to Zeus, I doubt he makes it to April healthy… I can see it now, small setback, should be good to go by mid-April, then in mid-April he’s not good until May, then he’ll be back in July, etc.

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                And then he’s coaching HS baseball in Milton, Mass.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup, pretty much

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I thought Garrett Richards was king spinner?

  6. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Morning aGrey

    All but Crawford was left on the list I gave you yesterday. If he is still there for me at 15 I’m taking him. Now who should I grab at 18? These are my choices:

    AJ Reed
    Josh Bell
    Alen Hanson
    Manuel Margot
    Jesse Winker
    Robert Stephenson
    Carson Fullmer
    Amir Garrett
    Rob Kaminsky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Would you take Crawford or Winker at 15

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crawford

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            so Crawford at 15, Winker at 18?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey,

                Morning buddy. Which 1B prospect would you rather have?

                A.J. Reed HOU
                Max Kepler 1B/OF MIN

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Reed

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Ok thanks

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Reed is now off the board. And so is Stephenson

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha

  7. Scott Kimmel says:
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    The list yesterday of Berrios, Crawford, Mazara and DeLeon

  8. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Fangraphs just posted an Aaron Hicks sleeper post. No stone goes unturned and nothing is a secret in FBB any more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At this point, it comes down to who you trust… At least one person will name every player a sleeper at some point

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        It has changed the game. I’ve been saying this for a few years now but trying to have an information/scouting edge has become almost impossible. It’s really so much more about roster construction, manipulating the format, and, most of all, in season moves. That guy who I cited a few weeks ago that won all the money basically drafted to the NFBC ADP almost without fail. Just straight down the line.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He might’ve drafted by ADP, but you still have to choose guys out of the ADP…I mean, he could’ve drafted right by ADP an entirely different team and lost

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    Love the headline. I’m also pretty meh on Zimmermann. He had the one year with a high k rate but that seems to be the aberration. Throw him in a league where the pitcher doesn’t hit and I don’t see it rising. Name recognition means he will not be available by the time I’m picking.

    Chavez and Hill are the more intriguing options on this list. Chavez should see some starts at some point and he can be useful in stretches. He could have an Estrada type year in Toronto. Hill is a really interesting case. beane and the al west ball parks are obviously plusses in his favor as is that run down the stretch. $6 mil isn’t much even for the low market As so thu clearly aren’t taking too much of a risk. He also has a history of injuries but he is well worth a flyer at the end of drafts.

    Thank god the hot stove is heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy did the title… Agree with what you said, though I bet Hill doesn’t make it out of the spring healthy

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: if Hill does well Beane is a genius, if he doesn’t it’s only $6m. If he’s healthy I’ll be taking him late or cheap in auctions.

        That day Hill and Carasco went off won me a lot of money on draft kings. So I’m slightly biased but realistic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For real baseball, the move is fine…At this point, $6 mill is nothing for a flyer

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Zeus:

      Chavez worries me in Toronto and the AL East a little. He tends to hang the cutter and give up some bombs with it. I think Oakland masked that a little.

      • Zeus says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: I’m with you there. Just saying he does have some upside and shouldn’t be ignored. I won’t be investing heavily but will be monitoring.

        I mean who couldve predicted Estradas season?

  10. ScreechOwl says:
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    THAT Rich Hill?

    I thought everyone was talking about a different Rich Hill. Like, Rich Hill: The Next Generation.

    It’s an easy mistake to make, now that everyone is yammering on about Raul Mondesi, Jr., and Delino DeShields, Jr., and Ken Griffey III. I figured this was just a new era of baseball, with strikeout stats going where no one had gone before.

    Joe Maddon plays the part of Data, the sentient android no one quite understands but who turns into a fan favorite.

    A.J. Preller is Wesley Crusher desperately trying to impress everyone with his youth and optimism and skills, but as soon as he’s allowed to join the grownups on the bridge, he nearly gets himself killed after he violates some unwritten rules.

    Giancarlo Stanton is Worf, whose undeniable power is usually eclipsed by his tendency to get knocked out early in the episode in order to show how strong this week’s bad guy is.

    Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are Jean-Luc Picard and James T. Kirk; we’ll forever argue about which is better, Harper’s rough-and-tumble-grab-life-by-the-scruff-of-the-neck-and-bite approach or Trout’s somewhat more boring, consistent approach that produces pure gold day in and day out. Yeah, you say that Harper isn’t supposed to be so young, since Kirk was from the wrong series, but Kirk looks young in those new movies, and that’s good enough for me. It’s Star Trek. Just wave your hands and talk about tachyons.

    Dallas Keuchel is Chewbacca, because he has a ridiculous beard, and he’s not actually in Star Trek.

    Barry Bonds is an old-school Klingon, back when Klingons were just ordinary humans augmented with something that made their foreheads huge. Plus, Klingons were instrumental in the eradication of Tribbles, and as we all know, these days, PEDs are no Tribble at all. Plus, the old-school Klingons with the weird foreheads were written out of the record books.

    David Ortiz is Spock, who looks ancient but still manages to be effective after hundreds of years of being an ambassador or whatever Spock did. You wouldn’t think he’d be around for the Next Generation, but he found a way.

    Strassburg is Captain Archer, because we all had such high hopes for him, but he just can’t seem to put it together, and he’s probably going to be cancelled prematurely.

    Every closer ever is Geordie LaForge, because they’re super important and they keep things running smoothly, but you only pay attention to them when things go wrong.

    The Royals are the Q Continuum, because they’re led by a madman, and no one knows the source of their power. Plus, I can’t tell them apart.

    The Mets are Will Riker. Their fans call them Number One, but history will remember them as Number Two.

    The Cubs are Conselor Troi. They have a lot of fans who love them for their uniforms more than for their competence, and they’ve never actually accomplished anything in the modern era.

    Tim Lincecum is Tasha Yar, since they both vanished early on in their careers, and I have trouble remembering both names now.

    Uh, who’s left? Dr. Crusher, I guess. Uh, that one would be Dr. James Andrews. Not because they’re physicians, but because most people groan when they see their names show up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…C3PO is Billy Bean, the ex-player, not the GM

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: haha

    • Zeus says:
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      @ScreechOwl: why the Klingons have to be black yo?

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Zeus:

        Wasn’t intentional. Stanton as Worf was too perfect to pass up, and I couldn’t think of any other forehead aliens from The Original Series (which I never actually saw). My other option for Bonds was the Ferengi, but I’m not sure if I’m even spelling that correctly, and I’m pretty sure they weren’t around until Next Generation.

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @ScreechOwl: I enjoyed this.

  11. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Mariners apparently trying hard to sell Trumbo to Rockies, among others. If Trumbo ends up at Coors, where would you peg his over/under on HR? Feel free to answer in multiples of elevendy billion if that’s easier…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, 28-32 HRs

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:

      Last year there were several stretches where Trumbo looked like he was going to get really hot for the Diamondbacks and then he’d sit a few days on the platoon rotation and come back out of rhythm again. I think the most important thing for Trumbo is to find a place where he plays every day. DH is the best option. Cleveland would be a good place for him to land. Baltimore if they think he can replace Chris Davis (and if they don’t resign him). He could really help B-More as a corner OF if they thought he could hold down the position. He wouldn’t be terrible as a Padre if they’d just hand him 1st base and finally give up on Alonso (who hit fewer homers than MadBum last year).

      Colorado it seems like they are still going to get ABs for Morneau and their OF is full so not as great a fit from a playing time standpoint but obviously would be productive in Coors when playing.

  12. JoeG414 says:
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    Maybe Bonds can make it to the HOF as a coach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he seems like the caring nurturing type

  13. CMUTimmah says:
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    100% agree on JZim. Which sounds a little like jizzm… which is what Detroit fans are doing over the signing. However, as a fantasy owner and a Detroit fan, I’m torn. He might be a nice innings eater that my real life team needs, but in fantasy, moving to the AL, even in CoPa, is not a good thing for him. For example, his K/9 vs “below average” hitters, which are for the most part pitchers, was 9.5, where medium and high average it was around 5.5. Honestly, I’d be surprised to see him with a K/9 over 6.8 in the AL (which, at 200 innings assumed, we almost exactly agree on). I think his ERA will be up to your expectations as well, but closer to 4. You almost have to give any pitcher moving from NL to AL that .50 era bump. But especially this guy since it looks like he feasted on weaker hitters, something he’ll see less of in the AL.

    That being said, him being a Tiger in a Tiger slappy league, he’ll be an easy move for a good price. I’m passing my team onto a new manager (league sucks) but I’ve made a bunch of notes for the new owner (a friend) to make some moves before the draft. After that he’s on his own.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…As a Tiger fan, I think it’s safe to be pleased with a signing of a guy who gives 200 IP or around 3.75 to 4.00 ERA…For fantasy, yeah, bleh

  14. Will says:
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    Fun fact: did you know that if you rearrange the letters in the name “Anthony Rendon” you get “Nolan Arenado?”

    Just kidding! You get Nothynn Arenodo.

    That said, I have to keep three of these five guys. The first two are kind of obvious yesses (yeses? yes’s? yeezus?) and the last one feels like a pretty obvious no, so I’m basically asking about which of 3 & 4 you’d keep.

    1. Bryce Harper
    2. Nolan Arenado
    3. Anthony Rendon
    4. Byron Buxton
    5. Billy Hamilton

    • Grey

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      HA… Top 3

  15. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Been a long time since I asked you a question. Wanted to talk keepers. I can keep 4 guys and 3 will be Arenado (round 11), Machado (Round 6), and Correa (round 10).
    My options for my 4th are as follows. I was originally going with Chris Davis because of the round but wondering if should consider Marte or one of these pitchers. A bunch of pitchers are being kept by other teams and wondering if I should keep one of these guys over Davis. I was leaning Carrasco maybe. I will have 11th pick in snake draft. Thanks as always. Hope all is well.

    Price (2nd round)
    Carrasco (4th)
    Salazar (9th)
    Chris Davis (5th)
    Marte (2nd)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all worthy of consideration, tough call… I’d go Davis

  16. Wake Up says:
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    J-Z has gone from the reliable hidden gem to the Matthew McConaughey masterpiece featuring a Bigg Bunny, blowhole, Theo Huxtable, and the new manager of the Dodgers as “Cyrus” (I preferred him as “Gibbo” personally)…

    When thinking about Chavez, cold and flu season, and Alaska…the first thing that comes to mind is how so many South American countries are slowly mutating into a more Keynesian model…but, the second is, liking the straddle play for Zn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibbo? Wasn’t that a Harmony Korine movie? I enjoyed it, but not even vomiting into other peoples’ mouths

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Oh, the one where James Franco has no legs and rides a skateboard through Ohio…without, getting AIDS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he gets CancerAIDS in that one, I’m talking about the one with the Vincent Gallo not-acting acting…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Bring it on December.
        Bring.
        It.
        On.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solid cheer

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: you’re thinking of “gummo”

  17. J-FOH says:
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    Price to the sox. Scratch him off my draft list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like he was on it to begin with

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: all tier 1 aces are on my list if the price is right and depending on the format.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, okay

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: FYI, I dont share all your strategies

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Guess that’s why you lost to me

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: yup it had nothing to do with me in first then I lost miggy and springer and then you took it back over, that had nothing to do with it. Actually not having an ace killed me against you too, but yeah, I lost because your strategy was soooooooo much better

                • Grey

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                  Wow, still playing the injured players card… That’s impressive

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you brought up the league.

    • Zeus says:
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      @J-FOH: Kind of felt like the Sox had to make this move. Like Grey I wasn’t going to be in any position to draft him.

      In the real world though if the Sox can add one more decent arm they will be vastly improved as most of the kids have room for growth. Now if Papi can go another year with out being caught they are in good shape.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Zeus: they have an up and coming offense and still question marks with their other arms. I think they should sign Davis and pay most of Hanleys deal and ship his ass out of town,

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: watched the first 3 episodes of Master of None, eh it’s okay. Not terrible, not great. Little too Aziz-y. But I also watched the first 3 episodes of Kimmy Schmidt and I get a kick out of it, it’s really funny.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: it gets better too. Kimmy is my secret jam. Wait til you get to who the reverend richard wayne gary wayne is and dont look ahead, its so awesome. The music on master of none is great. I enjoyed he whole thing with the parents.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: I know someone good is gonna be the reverend since they keep just showing the back of his head!…yeah, Aziz is decent, has its funny moments, but doesnt make me laugh like Kimmy does. Def my new secret jam too, between me and you.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @nick the dick: we have our little secret….well we already have some but this is just another

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: keep it under lock and key

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: you check out the albums I mentioned last week?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @nick the dick: not yet, been having to do my real job like almost every day

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @J-FOH: These are the breaks

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: stupid jobs getting in the way of fun

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Master of None was disappointing… Watched it over Thanksgiving… Aziz’s father is the best part…

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: Yes G! Kimmy is my effin jam. Agree on Aziz.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I watched Fargo, btw… Best show since Breaking Bad? I think so…

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: Haven’t watched yet but absolutely, no question the best show since BB

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You gotta watch, seriously, right now

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: oh I bet man, def tonight

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kimmy Schmidt is awesome

  18. SwaggerJackers says:
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    I guess that whole “sign a bunch of #3 starting pitchers” idea was officially a bust in Boston.

    Time to sign a bunch of #1’s in their 30’s to long term contracts.

    Is Justin Verlander available via trade???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so true… “Is Greinke old enough?”

  19. Whatever says:
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    Some dude on SB Nation wrote a top 500 keeper article and did not include Carlos Correa. And ranked AJ Pollock #169. What a joke!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  20. J-FOH says:
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    Just finished Daredevil. Damn that was good even though I hate foggy. Good ending. On to Jessica Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, Foggy was so effin annoying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Foggy alone took the show from an A to a B

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: A-, the old chinese lady and scott glenn bumped it back up for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh those were good elements, forgot about them

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: I wouldn’t touch Jessica Jones. Shouldn’t you be catching up on stuff?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        JJ not good?

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: just doesn’t tickle my fancy, idk why. Doesn’t really seem like something we would be watching and talking about. Isn’t she all superheroey?

          • Grey

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            Read that real fast and thought you wrote “super-hoey” and I was like wait, why don’t we watch that? Yeah, the show strikes me as a Wonder Woman-type thing, not exactly my fancy…

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: Ha, now superhoey I’d give a chance. But this premise is as disappointing as Superhead with lock jaw on All Star Weekend

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, it takes a lot for me to watch any show with a female protagonist… Shoot, I still haven’t watched Buffy, even though it’s been on my list for ten years

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: only Buffy I know is Kristy Swanson

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Never even saw the movie…

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: No need…yo i’m gonna send you a few new tracks this weekend

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: I go with the flow. Its jazz over here

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: your flow is against the current

          • J-FOH says:
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            @nick the dick: sometimes it’s bitches brew sometimes it’s a night in Tunisia and sometimes it’s ornette coleman

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: smooth like a hot comb on nappy ass hair

  21. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    How do you choose your keepers? I have to keep 5 in my 12 team auction league $260 budget 6×6 with ops and holds the extra categories. I have Harper under contract so I need to choose 4 more players. Free agents (Correa) can only be kept for one year. The other players can be kept for 2 years and prior to year 2 I can contract them for up to 4 more years with a $5 increase each year. from these players:

    Correa $5 @ 1 year

    Bogearts $7 @ 2 years and can be contracted next year
    J Fer $8 @ 2 years and can be contracted next year
    Machado $19 @ 2 years and can be contracted next year
    Pollock $9 @ 2 years and can be contracted next year

    Is Correa worth giving up the extra years in these other guys? Who would you leave out?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa over Bogaerts

  22. mcgaffer says:
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    Keeper trade question:

    Grey- thanks for all your input, we finally got over the hump and won this year.
    This is the last year for our league before we hit the reset button, keep 6, we line up as:
    Trout-4
    Altuve-7
    Arrieta-7
    Donaldson-12th
    Cargom-12
    Crush davis-12th

    Would you move Arrieta and Davis for Rizzo (4th) and Harvey(12th)?

    much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d take Rizzo

  23. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Can you suggest any prospects I should consider with my 4th and 5th round picks

  24. Alex says:
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    Do you like trumbo more than gattis next year? Worth trading gattis for trumbo in dynasty?

    gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Trumbo

  25. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey this is a list of 4 players I am looking to draft for minor leaguers:

    1) Jose Peraza
    2) Aaron Blair
    3) Brett Phillips
    4) Max Kepler

    In order who should I grab first thru fourth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  26. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Ok Peraza then who second then who third then who fourth

    • Grey

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      How many guys can you draft with one pick?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        10 rounds 10 picks 1 pick per round. I am looking at my fourth and fifth round picks of those four guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Peraza, Kepler, Blair, that order

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Ok just out of curiosity why Kepler before Blair

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hitter over pitcher

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Pitching has been going early and often

  27. Quimmy says:
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    Sup Grey, hope ur enjoying the offseason and holidays. Looking forward to January Grey.

    Just came by to tell you that Jessica Jones is fn amazing and dark. Like shockingly dark. And the main villian on this show is rediculously awesome. Its nothing like Wonder Woman. I think the show might be rated R actually, if its not I have no idea how they avoided it. Anyway, its awesome, like ur rankings! Later sir.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Quimmy: BAM! I heard the same thing. I’m gonna start it this week

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: your priorities are all effed up. Except for us secretly loving Billy

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: freestyle, babies mama still working too many hours

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: yeah I hear ya, but you’re all over the map with no place to call your own

  28. nick the dick says:
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    New Top Chef started tonight??!

  29. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Gray

    I’m thinking about taking an OF with my sixth pick. My choices are: Zimmer Starling Engel Almora or Brinson. In order who do you take first all the way down to last. Thanks for the advice

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