Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Have you ever wrestled an 25-foot albino crocodile with you bare hands? Have you ever had a starved mongoose released down the front of your trousers? Better yet, have you ever flung Taijuan Walker out on the mound for your fantasy baseball squadron in 2015? Yes, my friends, tis true. I’ve done each and every one of these things, the Elder Gods as my witnesses, and quite honestly, nothing gets my ticker a poundin like an automatic fire-arm (and my anxiety higher than a yacked out Lindsay Lohan), quite like Walker on the mound for my Seattle Mariners. 7.1 innings pitched with 14 earned runs on 15 hits and 6 walks? Sure, the young Jedi in training known as “Sky Walker” bounced back last night with 8 Ks and only 1 earned run, BUT, he gave up 4 free passes, so he was obviously still shakier than Tom Sizemore after a weekend bender. Honestly, I feel like I let you down… I praised this young buck, preaching that he was definitely all about that hog life when, thus far, he clearly has been less worthy than the deceased Joffrey Baratheon (Spoiler alert! Or was I supposed to say that before I wrote that he died?). From the bottom of my booming and Elder God-made pumping heart, I’d like to apologize with the upmost sincerity. I’d like to say he say he dominates from here on out, but you’ve got to be realistic about these things.

I am Tehol Beddict and this is Disgrace/Delight! Take Heed!

Players who have Delighted

Trevor Bauer – If there’s ANYONE out there who can explain to me why the Mariners passed over Bauer for Danny Hultzen, I’ll take you to Baskin-Robbins for a cool treat and give you a 3 hour seminar on sexually pleasuring the opposite sex. Say one thing for Tehol Beddict, he knows the human body like a beaver knows wood.

Bauer has gotten himself into the jams we all know and loathe him for, only this year, he’s worked his way out of every single one them. The UCLA legend has limited the opposition to a minuscule 8 hits in 19 innings pitched thus far, to go along with 26 strikeouts and a sterling 0.95 ERA. We shan’t be anointing him as the chosen one just yet though friends of Beddict, for he’s still allowing walks more frequently than Cersei Lannister gets drilled by family members. Eventually some hitter is going to make him pay, and pay dearly at that. I’ll forgive him though, because I’ve always been a sucker for Trevor B. (We share the same initials! How about that! Cool beans.)

Nelson Cruz  It seems that just about EVERY writer (including myself) had Cruz in their pre-season “bust” section for 2015. We all remember Adrian Beltre‘s stint in Seattle… I still despise him with the passion of a thousand burning suns for it, but maybe Cruz truly is a superstar, and a bargain priced one to boot. Either that, or he discovered the next wave of undetectable steroids… but let us not go there, aaaahkaaaay!

Playing Cruz in head-to-head last week burned like finding out your wife was a former jersey-chaser who got piped by the entire Arizona Cardinals offensive line on Spring Break, 2001. Nellie blasted 6 dongs, plated 10 RBIS and hit an ascendent like .500. Kudos to you if you scooped Cruz in your league, because I had 12 drafts and took him approximately ZERO times. Yep, I deserve to be beaten and face rubbed in my own sh*t, like a puppy who just let er rip all over your condo. Never again.

Anthony DeSclafani  A.D. is more scorching than Collin Farrell in the early 2000’s (You know, before he dropped like 10 epic duds)! Laaaaawd, this boy hotter than a piece of Valyrian steel in a bucket of bubbling fish grease. Will it continue? I’d say there’s a better chance of a Paul Blart: Mall Cop sequel… sh*t, I keep forgetting that actually happened. DISGRACE.

Alex Rodriguez  Nothing tickles my pickle like screaming “An A-Bomb, from AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYE-Rod”, every time this hated slugger goes yack. What, ya’ll thought he was going to turn into Ryan Braun (more on him later) the moment he stopped poking needles in his extravagantly toned glutes? At least the announcers are beginning to come around a bit and not constantly ripping him like they were two seasons ago. We’re talking about one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived here. I walked right by A-Rod at this year’s Super Bowl (let’s not talk bout the game… like EVER) and I admit to you, here and now, he was the most stunning man I’ve ever witnessed. Black sport coat. Black shades. Elder God blessed without a solitary doubt. With 4 dongs and 11 RBIS, Rod (can I call him Rod?) has carried this ancient Yankees team to a respectable .500 record, and I expect him to finish with 25 + bombs and 90 +RBIS. Is he back? Yea! I’m thinking he’s back!

 

Players who have Disgraced

Hisashi Iwakuma  Kuma was once Seattle’s hidden gem, an ultra-valuable 2nd ace. Now he’s looking more washed than Christian Slater, with equal chances of storied comeback. It pains me to say this, but Iwakuma’s piss poor second half has carried over, and 34 years young, he may be finished. My favorite Japanese import since Ichiro tha God has been bent over and blasted for 5 bombs in only 16.1 innings pitched. I’m afraid. I’m very afraid.

Mike Zunino  Shocker, another Mariner on the list. MLB’s most disappointing team is churning out disgrace candidates more rapidly than Rick Springfield goes through Magnums. Zunino was absolutely raking this Spring, fooling me into believing that he could raise his average up to the .240 range. Well, those projections have become about as real as Khloe Kardashian’ butt cheeks, as he’s gone down on strikes at an alarming 57% percent clip, with a hefty amount of those coming on three pitches. The power is realer than Rick Flair’s steroid problem, but the man simply can’t hit big league pitching with any sort of consistency.

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Ryan Braun  Braun is around that age when, historically, almost all former greats statically fall off a cliff, a la Thelma and Louise. All we can do now is praise him for his past accomplishments and wait for his Hall of Fame induction… Wait! I’m thinking of NFL running backs! Looks like the only reasonable answer here is steroids. This imposter hit a blistering .319 with 40 bombs and 30 steals in 2012. Last year, AFTER it was discovered he’d been cheating like a bored, lush of a horny housewife, he put up a pathetic .266 average with 19 dongs and 11 steals. Hmmmmmmm, that’s odd. Still a candidate for big bounce back in 2015 though, surely. Nope. Braun hit a meaningless jack in the later innings against a guy who should be pitching in the Ecuadorian leagues, giving him 1 on the season with zero steals and a .238 average. I haven’t been this disgusted with a man since Robin Ventura was pummeled by an ancient Nolan Ryan after charging the mound. I can’t take much more.

Evan Longoria – 1 homer, 2 RBIs, and a .186 AVG? I once thought this man the future… a yearly MVP candidate with money and beeatches galore. Now I look down upon him from my perch on the Iron throne, angry and disgusted for he has become the Macaulay Culkin of MLB. Yep, we’re into Getting Even With Dad territory. You started with a spark but now you’re just garbage. Ughhhh.

 

Thank you for joining me for another of what I hope was an extremely entertaining edition of Disgrace/Delight. Next week, we go back balls deep into Game of Thrones talk which means I need all of you to catch up immediately. Seriously… Nothing. Else. Matters. As per usual, it’s my delight to respond to all of your questions and comments in the area given below. Just know I’m here for you and that there’s NOTHING we can’t discuss. Enjoy the rest of you week. TB.

 

 

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  1. Jim says:
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    Any chance Shoemaker bounces back, or is he a disgrace for the season?
    Thank you, great article.

    • Don says:
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      @Jim: i just dropped that fool and Fiers in my shallow mixed….why I drafted them and Iwakuma is a question that will forever haunt me

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Don: waken up in cold sweats and shizzzzz. ughhhhhhhh been there, Papi. You’ll turn it around, Donny, you always do

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Jim: Well sure there’s a chance. Seemed pretty lucky last year. could still get solid wins with that offense but I’m not sold by any means.

      id hold unless something exciting awaits.

  2. Mr. Anderson says:
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    Mr. Beddict,

    What are your thoughts on Yasmany Tomas this season? Now that he’s got playing time, he may be the Bronn to my Tyrion and bring me to new heights…or will he be like the prince of Dorne, of whom I had very high hopes, and have my hopes squashed like a skull…

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Mr. Anderson: Outstanding commentary, Mr. Anderson! I’m leaning more towards Bronn, tho it’s more of a gut call. The guy should mash and sits in solid power hitting lineup so the chances will be there. The playing time is there. I picked him up everywhere I could tho I was late getting the news.

      Let us hope he doesn’t go Gregor Clegaine on our asses

  3. uncdrew says:
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    Good Lord, I drafted all three too. Have already dropped Shoe and Fiers. Iwakuma still on the team.

    :(

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @uncdrew: Ughhhhhh, I need Kuma to bounce back. I don’t own anywhere but as a Seattle fan its heartbreaking. who’d you pick up for those bums?

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tehol!

    What say you to Carlos of COL (i.e., he who has surrendered his nickname to the One True CarGo of MIL)?

    Hold fast or cut him with Brienne’s Oathbreaker for lying to us all about being in peak form during the preseason?

    Hard to cut a guy like that, but what sort of pitcher would you try flopping him for if you are set in the OF without him? I’ve been trying to grab Shark, but now that he’s turning it around, that ship may have sailed.

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Cram It: True dat! Cram me, big dog! #Pause

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Ughhhh, yea he’s now CarGo Jr. .
      You certainly cant cut him and you’d be selling low on him in a trade. I’m sure he’ll get it going again and comeback to life like the Mountain, but hopefully with his own head on his shoulders.

      Def need a stud pitcher in return otherwise need to hold or flip one of your better performing pitchers and hope CarGo comes back on strong, which he will

      Thanks for dropping in Dud…A

  5. The Theory says:
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    Shoemaker and Hutchison have both been my big disappointments this year. I was buying big into both of them having good years. My cheapo pitching staff looks much cheaper when my prime late targets fail to produce.

    I’d like to hang onto both for a couple more starts though. Three starts is nice (well “nice” is the wrong word here), but I want to see more before completely throwing the towel in on either. I keep thinking back to Kluber last year (not that either has a shot of a 2014 Kluber season)–he started off the year pretty rough, then, well, we all know what happened there.

    That said, my Shoemaker/Hutch leash is getting shorter.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @The Theory: yea i went cheap pitching staff last season and it burned like every STD combined. got to hit when u do that. They both should bounce back and be OK but nothing all star caliber. yea, just give it a little time. we shall see.

  6. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Did you watch all 4 episodes of Game of Thrones? I’ve been seriously tempted, but I don’t want to wait 2 more weeks for new stuff if I go all Golden Corral on them now.

    • Zeus says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: don’t do it. It’s nice having thrones to look forward to on a Sunday night.

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Zeus: As per usual, Zeus speaks the truth

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: NOPE!!! I’m waiting as I don’t want to be in same boat as the one you speak of. Plus I write the bi-monthy post on here so i just keep it fresh and current in brain as I’d be rewatching anyway….which isn’t such a bad idea considering the show kicks ass. I suppose I”m good either way, but no I have not.

  7. Zod says:
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    You liking Hendricks tomorrow???

    TAKE HEED. Honestly not sure what that means but it sounds great.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Zod: Doesnt it?!?!?!??! need to put that shizz on a T-shirt. Grey, Lord of Light, are you listening?!?!?!

      Hmmmm, not a HUGE fan of the matchup on the road but id definitely start if he was on my roster. Love the K’s and could be sleeper for daily plays.

      Thanks for stopping by, Zod. Salute

  8. Anthony says:
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    Would you rather have Holliday or Pollock? How close? Thanks man!

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Anthony: Holliday for me. I’m not a big Pollack guy although i obviously cant argue with his numbers and Holliday is known to be injury prone. Maybe i’m just a sucker for big name guy. excuse me, former big name guys.

      Its pretty close tho. too close for comfort.

      • sternal says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: I don’t get the Holliday and injury talk. Guy has played 157, 141, and 156 games the last 3 years. He will also hit 20 bombs, 95rbi and a maintain a .290 average. One of the more safe and consistent guys in the league in my opinion, even if he is getting old.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @sternal: sternal on that!!! Holiday it is then!! Thanks to my lovely assistant. Besos

  9. Zeus says:
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    Why do I take such glee in Arod doing so well? I just enjoy all the dickhead baseball media having their collective heads explode. Must be why I loved rooting for the Iron Sheik and the Bolsheviks as a child. I love a good to heel to call BS on the holier than thou phony douche nozzles.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Zeus: Glad we are on the same page, great Zeus of Olympus. Those clown ass announcers were just annoying. Like, I get it, you don’t like him. there were a lot of cheaters going down and obviously he was injured and trying to not fall off in old age. he cheated ughhhh. he’s one of best of all time

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        @Tehol Beddict: what I’ve never understood was this faux steroid outrage in baseball. Everyone was doing it, the game changed and yet the true studs were he true studs. Bonds and Clemens were on it yet they still performed better than the field.

        Also never understood how the NFL doesn’t get the same holier than thou scrutiny that baseball does. The entire league is jacked up on something and the sport maims people for life. The fact that such a barbaric evil sport akin to human cock fighting gets a pass and people are up in arms about baseball players using HGH (which doctors legally prescribe) is mystifying.

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          @Zeus: yea i don’t know if HGH is even proven to help that much LOL. id love to take some tho hahahaha. yea, its dumb and its dumb a rod was trying to take sh!t after everyone was getting caught. but you dont hear em talking too much about Nelson cruz. i mean he hit 40 last year.

          Hopefully a rod hits 25

  10. slippy says:
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    dumpster diving but any problem with dropping tillman and fiers for hammel and evoldi?

    Thanks,
    sadness in seattle :'(

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @slippy: not at all, Slippster. get it done. I’m with the move. its not gonna kill you as those guys aren’t going to take over the world. tillman could be solid but you can get spot starts on waiver wire as good as options as he is against anyone. You’re on the right path.

      The Mariners? UGHHHHHHHHHHHH SHAME

      • slippy says:
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        @Tehol Beddict:

        haha.. mariners gonna mariner but maybe carlos quentin will save us.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @slippy: THE SAVIOR!!!! call him up with Montero! #Championship Lock it up

  11. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Guys I’ll be back soon!!

  12. The Duchess says:
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    What’s all the hype about Fiers for? So far he’s been absolutely awful- was rated as a top 15 SP for this week too by your friend Tristan C…

    Think Yelich is going to be a bust? I own him everywhere and he’s been totally flat thus far- as have the Marlins, but now he’s got a back problem & looks to be heading to the DL.

    Last but not least you missed who I think is the biggest DISGRACE thus far…. MARK MELANCON. Good GOD what has happened to him? Velo is down, control is missing & he’s blowing saves left and right…. wish they had a better handcuff in their pen Tony Watson doesn’t really do it for me.

    xox big boy

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @The Duchess: Never been a Fiers fan. he’s almost 30 and never done shizzzz. i don’t F with him whatsoever. You, however, i do F with. not literally yet but you get what I’m saying. I like you.

      Yelich has been huge letdown but, yes, as you mentioned, he’s hurt. maybe a DL stint would serve him well.
      Melancon? I usually don’t include players I don’t respect and I never had faith in him but he has been quite the Disgrace. Closers die off faster than network television shows. Watson aint sh!t either really

      XOXOXOXOXOXO

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: check watson’s last year stats.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: all stats are in a computer chip that inside my brain. i know the stats. Melancon gonna hold it down i think

  13. thesportsguy says:
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    10 team AL only…which side is better? Beltran and K Suzuki or Seth Smith and Peguero? currently 9 th in HR and RBI

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @thesportsguy: very interesting. I’m tempted to take Smith side because you could platoon them and get good value as suzuki MEANS NOTHING. Beltran is seemingly just a name at this point.

      Its an honor having you here, Bill

      • thesportsguy says:
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        i love that everyone thinks I am Bill Simmons..as I’ve used this monikor for about 10 years and have just recently had people make those comments…since I would br trading smith and Peguero to get Beltran…I guess it makes sense to pass

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @thesportsguy: Wait…..You’re not BIll Simmons???? hahaha. i still love ya buddy!!!

  14. Fister Furbush says:
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    Nice write up TB. I scooped up Cruz in the 6th round in my 12 team CBS points league and was criticized for it, but who’s laughing now? Me, I am, I’m laughing now while rosterbating. Tmi…sorry.

    Anyways, here’s my team in a standard 12 team points league with no keepers. Rate it for me and if you want, I’ll rate your favorite fantasy team!

    Dozier Pussy Hurt?

    David Price
    Matt Harvey
    Jacob deGrome
    Jeff Samardizja
    Garret Richards

    Kenley Jansen
    Fernando Rodney

    Molina
    Votto
    Kinsler
    Bryant
    Tulo
    McCutchen
    Cruz
    Myers
    Ortiz

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Fister Furbush: rosterbating is my favorite pastime! Glad we share the same passion.

      Dozier fell off as expected. I believe I put him in my preseason disgrace list of players i expected to fall off. but maybe i didnt haha a.

      Ummmmmmmm, your team is ABSOLUTELY FILTHY!!!!!! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!?!?! 10 team league I’m assuming?

      Double #Kudos points for you, big dog.

      Ill put up my team later and let you rank it. probably not as good as this one. could use another closer but thats about it. peace

  15. P Mac says:
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    10 teamer…..drop Iwakuma for Eavoldi?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @P Mac: I’m down with, P-Macadocious! Im an Eovaldi fan. Iwakuma could always bounce back but going back to last season looks real bad

  16. fifth comment says:
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    Hilarious stuff man. I was rolling.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @fifth comment: I thank you good sir. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. keep coming back

  17. Jim says:
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    drop or hold on Shoemaker?
    Thx

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Jim: Depends on who’s available but if nobody exciting i’d probably hold there.

  18. Craig says:
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    So many mixed emotions watching that Lohan video!

    We were talking last week about who to drop when Saunders and Brown come off the DL…

    Well Shoe made one of those decisions easy for me. I dropped Shoe already with Saunders coming off the DL on Friday.

    Brown looks like he’ll be called up next week sometime. I can drop Jose Iglesias or Danny Santana. Grey, The Lord of Light, is preaching patience with Danny… but he’s not making it easy. We still dropping Jose here?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Craig: I’m barely holding on to Santana, too. Put him on trade block today. Might be more palpable to let him go that way.

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @SallyCips: i wasn’t as big on Santana preseason but that probably just means i don’t pay attention the twins organization unless they talking Sano or Buxton hahaha.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Craig: Yea Lohan had me analyzing life as we know it. I want to pick her brain on the Beddict Podcast. maybe sleep with her afterwards.

      i meeeeeeeean Iglesias is hotter than wasabi. hard to drop right now wouldn’t you say. any multi player trades u could work out to free up a spot? otherwise id prob just drop saunders for him unless u need the outfielders.

      Again, Iglesisas will fall off obviously. not sure when tho

  19. SallyCips says:
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    TB! Thanks for the good subway reading as always, bro.

    As we tweeted last night Fiers walked the plank this morning in both my leagues, for Z.Cozart and Tomas respectively.

    Next up to figure out is Shoemaker and honestly the only reason he’s got a reprieve is his 2nd start on Saturday. This is absolutely it. Though, like my best starting choice on the wire is Saucey Alfredo Simon. That or a trade…

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      @SallyCips: you mean Simon the Cy Young candidate lmao. How is he doing this? He will get kit soon. Hopefully shoemaker gives u something respectable this weekend otherwise that’s a stream spot . Thanks again for comics. Ur a legend

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: Shoe just got NA’d in my Yahoo for bereavement. Not starting till next Wednesday, so I have some time to test the waters.

        Get a chance to dig into any of those books?

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @SallyCips: Its next on my list. I’m reading something someone told me about a week earlier but its pretty short. I’m blanking on the name at the moment but ill get back to you. I have your recommendations qued up. they are next for sure. Im huge reader, obviously haha

  20. SallyCips says:
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    Also, looooove the ARod F U, Selig! Tour.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @SallyCips: sexy Sal dropping lava rocks this week!! Love all the commnetary. Yea I hope he keeps going off. I’m sure he’ll hit the dl at some point

  21. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6 – Which one would you drop? Wiley Peralta or Daniel Norris….thanks.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Happyharry: Man, Daniel Norris has been breaking what is left of my heart. I really thought he’d break out and he still might but the dead arm thing was a little concerning.

      Peralta is pretty hit or mis also. Id hold Norris for a few more. Peralta could be there if Norris fails but if Norris balls out it will haunt you forever

  22. Great White North says:
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    Are you really that high on Dom Brown, as in drop a Carl Crawfish for him? How about a Marisnick?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Great White North: Crawford doesnt have much value so yea Id say id drop him for Dom. My love for Dom has gotten a little comical but still more upside than Crawford I believe and should at least play every day.

      probably prefer him to Marisnick but Marisnick more intriguing than crawford

  23. doglicker says:
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    rate my 8 team squad…..

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @doglicker: Gonna have to see it, D Licker

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @doglicker: I have to give it a B. It is very good in certain spots but needs upgrades at certain areas.

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: B+ D Lick. solid real solid. kudos

  24. Andre says:
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    Tehol….are you dropping Murphy for Devon Travis for ROS? I have limited number of moves in my league so how much are you buying this breakout?

    Hitting categories are….Runs, Hits,Avg, HR, RBI, steals and walks.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Andre: Seems legit and i have no prob dropping Murphy for him. as long as he doesnt fall of a cliff offenivisley you good because of that incredible lineup he always going to be involved. Im fine with it.

  25. Eric B says:
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    I dropped Walker…still want to believe in him but was offered Calhoun and Salazar for Addison Russel and had to make room. I almost dropped Span instead, still not sure I made the right decision…what do you think? My roster is below:
    ( 5×5 HTH OBP league)
    Bats
    C McCann
    1B Freeman
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS A.Ramirez
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Soler
    OF Betts
    Util Pollock
    Util Avisail Garcia
    Util Lawrie
    Bench Semien
    Bench Calhoun
    Bench Span
    DL C/DH Jaso

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Odorizzi
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P Paxton
    SP Ventura
    SP S.Greene
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench SP McCarthy
    DL RP Parnell

    Also with that roster would you have turn down the following offers:
    Puig and Wainwright for my Stanton
    Altuve, Cargo and Wainwright for Stanton, Kipnis and Span
    Carlos Gomez and Jimmy Nelson for Stanton

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Eric B: yea tough to turn down that trade. id get lawrie out of utility asap for Calhoun the legend. you had to do it although now u have so many outfielders that Span may not be that useful. You could try to grab him back but shoot, walker may get hammered next time out. certainly wouldn’t be shocking.

      Yes would have turned down all 3 of those trades no doubt. stanton is Elder blessed

      • Eric B says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: Thanks for the reply, thats kinda how I viewed the decision to drop Walker too. Thought maybe I could flip Span for an arm to replace Walker but not having any luck. Agreed on Stanton. I didnt think the offers were ridiculous; Gomez and Puig are good OFers and Wainwright or Nelson would have helped my staff but man I just couldnt bring myself to move Stanton lol.

        I definitely have too many OFers with the addition of Calhoun, dont think i really need more than 2 bench bats. So with that in mind would you drop Span for any of the following arms: Haap(pitched well again tonight and has been solid but unspectacular), T.Walker, D.Norris(love the surfer/van stories but the dead arm worries me and he has been shaky too). Other options to improve rotation on the wire would be to add a RP like Yimi or O’Day for the high K’s and low WHIP effect(no holds in this league). So any of those options worth dropping Span for?

        Thanks in advance, I appreciate your time and the knowledge.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Eric B: I would probably just swoop Tai Walker back up but I might wait for one more start to be sure. he’s got the most upside BY FAR so it might be worth it especially since you can find span type production from a hot guy on the waiver wire. Norris I was huge on but he’s let me down terribly

          • Eric B says:
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            @Tehol Beddict: Yeah I owned him at one point too…sigh.

          • Eric B says:
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            @Tehol Beddict: Last senerio, just came in…Puig and Altuve for Stanton? Stanton still too high up on Mount Olympus to for that one to register?

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              @Eric B: * scenario

            • Tehol Beddict says:
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              @Eric B: wow thats a tough one. have to seriously consider. but still, thats a top3 overall pick for two 2nd or 3rd rounders

  26. jal179 says:
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    The moment I clicked on Yelichs name to draft him I new I would regret it… why would a prepubescent man baby’s stock have risen so high??!!! I guess Stanton’s Godliness was rubbing off on him…

    Anyways, my 5 OFers are:
    Marte— is 30/30 gonna happen folks?
    Cruz– As Nelson would say, HAAAHAAAA
    Yelich—failing
    Pollock
    Avisail— sexy
    Bench–Leonys Martin

    The trio of Pollock, Yelich and Martin sort of feel like clones of each other and I’m looking to move one of them for a SP.

    Which of the three to trade (sell Pollock high?) and what tier of SP to target? Lance Lynn type level?

    And yes, Tehol has me still giggling…

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @jal179: first of all; making u giggle is what I live for…Pause.

      Yes, the pubuless Yelich is letting us all down and yes he’s a lot like Martin and Pollock. Id probably sell high on Pollock tho if people are intrigued. or you could always just hold. I expected Yelich’s power numbers to rise this year but that was before his current injury. ughhh, i even predicted he’d double him homer totals……can we forget about that? could definitely deal one of the them depending on how desperate you are for pitching. whats the staff like? Pause. thanks for stopping by !

      • jal179 says:
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        @Tehol Beddict:

        SP- Max
        SP- Hamels
        SP- DeGRom
        RP- Holland
        RP- Cishek
        RP- Rondon
        RP- Miller
        P- Wacha Wacha
        P- Garrett Richards
        B- Odorizzi
        B- Joe Kelly
        B- DeSclafani

        10 team h2h 7×6 with QS. My pitching has been pretty good but I hate bench bats and know pairing a Yelich + a Wacha type may fetch me a Greinke or Carrasco type.

        I’ve also considered a Hamels + Yelich for Kluber type tier… love me some elite arms.

        Everyone seemed to be down on drafting starters early but waiting and hoping the Taj Walker and Cobb types can carry your team strikes me as a bit risky.

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          @jal179: looks pretty elite to me big dog! !! U could just hold. Pitching staff looks stacked like dolly parton. Laaaawd.

  27. Chris says:
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    Jason Heyward deserves a mention. Talk about getting mileage out of one reasonable season. He’s a turd.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Chris: talk about the most disappointing players ever. I drafted this guys first overall in my minor league draft when guys like strasburg and stanton where there back in the day. he was supposed to be such a legend. what a led down. ill hit him next week. ughhh

  28. luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 260 4 keeper—I have Zunio ( took a shot that his spring was a sign), and just dropped A Guerro for swihart $1 thinking he would be a better upgrade….(odor is not doing anything for me.)
    Should I stick with this thinking or drop Swhrt to get back Guerra ( will he play full time? ) or even snag peraza cause peterson is stinking it up in Atlants and I could use his SB at 2B should the braves swap these two………PS how is he doing at AAA?
    WHATCATHINK?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @luvdarooks: Luva de la rooks! also admire the rookies. so young. so pure. so talented. so sexy. pause….

      uh yea the Guerrero thing sucks because he’d be raking if he was in there everyday. I seriously doubt swwhrt comes up at all for red sox this year tho andn if its only 4 player keeper seems like a wasted roster spot better off holding guerrero.
      Think Atlanta gives peterson some more time for sure.

      You’re a special man. you have special talent put it all together and win the title

  29. Kenny says:
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    Rank these 3 players Flores, Odubel Herrera and Russell

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Kenny: Russell, Herrerra, flores.

      Herrerra may intrigue the most of all 3 tho….. russell should be really solid. flores doesnt do too much for me

  30. Shawn of the Living says:
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    I’m holding out hope that Cruz is a bust for the rest of the season. I cannot believe the stats he’s putting up and the guy in first is getting very lucky with several other pics too! Damn it!

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Shawn of the Living: as a fan I’m hoping he hits 50. As a fantasy player who didn’t take him anywhere I’m hoping he falls off like a bad bag of dope

  31. Bye Felicia says:
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    You left Pujlos, Cargo, Tulo, and Springer off this list HAHAHA

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Bye Felicia: have to save some for next week plus I’m on a word count hahah

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