Fernando Tatis Jr. made the team.  Did not see that one coming.  Don’t own him anywhere.  To which you now say, “Tough Tatis.”  Wow.  I’m stunned.  Good for the Padres!  This is not good for the Luis Urias, who I’ve lowered in my top 20 2nd basemen.  Possibly bad news for Ian Kinsler too, but owning Ian Kinsler in fantasy was bad news for you anyway.  Here’s what I said earlier in the preseason on Tatis, “Fernando Tatis Jr. was born in 1999.  Recently, it was announced Acuña was so young he didn’t know who Mickey Mantle was, well, Tatis Jr. is so young he doesn’t know who Mike Trout is.  Dude was born like a minute ago, and not a minute as it’s defined in Urban Dictionary, which is a long time, but an actual minute.  Fernando Tatis Jr.’s dad is so young he didn’t even use charcoal as his medium; he used MS Paint.  Tatis Jr. looks like an All Star ready to happen, until the 75th round draft pick, Albert Pujols Jr., comes along and replaces him.  Jokes aside, Tatis looks damn near perfect.  A lanky Machado maybe, a young Hanley possibly.  Like something Ryan Brasier would cover, Tatis looks real and spectacular.  I’d say the difference him and his pops is the difference between Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr., but Ken Sr. wasn’t that bad.  How about this, the difference between Tatises (Tatii?) is the difference between J.D. Martinez and J.D. Martinez Sr.  Was there a J.D. Martinez Sr.?  No idea, but that’s the point.  FTJ is going to be special.  Now Fun the Jewels fast!  Now Fun the Jewels fast!  Now Fun the Jewels fast!”  And that’s me quoting me!  I love him, guys and five girl readers, and you need to own him in all leagues.  Immediately.  He has some swing-and-miss tendencies, due to his age, so I conservatively projected him up to around 18/18/.250, but, honestly, he could be so much more.  He was also moved up my top 20 shortstops, if you’re into that sorta thing.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Eloy Jimenez – Will start the year in the majors.  What a time to be alive.  Baseball fixed itself in the matter of three days.  Thank you, Baseball Gods.  You are most benevolent, like a charity giving dogs to doctors called Doctors Without Border Collies.  I bumped Eloy’s projections and moved him up in my top 100, top 500 and top 40 outfielders.

Tom Murphy – Claimed by the Giants, along with Erik Kratz.

Justin Upton – Will open season on the IL due to turf toe, which is also what my Chia Pet Bernie Sanders has.  I didn’t change Upton’s projections, but he’s likely to miss about 10-14 days.

Nick Senzel – In a walking boot, due to unpaid parking tickets.  I haven’t adjusted Senzel’s playing time in my rankings; he could still be up May/June.

Enrique Hernandez – Won the Dodgers’ 2nd base job.  I adjusted him and Chris Taylor in my top 20 1st basemen, top 20 2nd basemen, top 20–You get the point, they’re eligible everywhere.  I bought Hernandez for $8 in Tout Wars, while Taylor went for $15.  A’la Drake, “Kiké, do you love me?”

Steve Pearce – Will start year on IL.  Red Sox don’t need him until the playoffs, anyhow.

Steven Souza – Has a torn ACL, LCL, PCL and won’t be back in the MMXIX.

Dan Straily – Released by the Marlins.  Why does it feel like it took Jeter a year to realize he could make any moves he wanted?  Bully for finally figuring it out, I suppose.  By the by, end a sentence with “I suppose” when you really want to nail home how confident you are.  I added Caleb Smith, Pablo Lopez and Trevor Richards into the top 100 starters.  I realize it was a bit late in the game to be doing that, so I’m going to be refunding everyone the zero dollars they spent on my rankings.  Grand apologies!

Spencer Turnbull – Made the Tigers rotation, which is either a positive on Turnbull or a negative on the Tigers rotation, depending on whether or not you’re Spencer Turnbull.  After he pitches, it might be a negative for him too.  This feels like news that was blown out of proportion because there were no real games going on.  If this were May (month, not Trevor) and Turnbull was promoted to the rotation, you’d see his stats and never give him another thought.  Because he had a nice spring, he’s on watchlists.  The Prospect-o-Nator, that projects every rookie, hates him.  I don’t disagree.

Brian Goodwin – Released by the Royals as Terrance Gore made the team. Can’t wait for the Royals to bring on Terrance Gore to pinch-run for Billy Hamilton. Like the speed equivalent to Crocodile Dundee’s “that’s not a knife” gambit.

Lucas DudaRoyals purchased his contract.  So, officially, they’ve contracted Duda.  There’s no known cure.

Carlos Martinez – Hit the IL with a rotator cuff strain.  Since his arm was in a sling all spring, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise.  For everyone out there that thought he was in a sling because he was the Queen of the Spring Sling Ball, sorry to disappoint you.  Be a bigger surprise if he throws more than 60 IP this year.  I kinda feel like I should just remove him from my rankings, but bleh.

Willians Astudillo – Made the Twins Opening Day roster.  Hashtag Twinning!

Austin Wynns – Hit the IL with an oblique strain.  Hashtag Wynns’ing!

Mark Trumbo – Will miss the first two months of the season with a knee injury.  It was a bad week for knees for guys with last names that sound like they’re at band camp.   He was updated in the top 100 outfielders.

Alex Cobb – Hit the IL with a small groin…. *pauses for effect, waits ten minutes, then* ….injury.

  1. Lucky Dog says:
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    So happy about Eljoy. There was just no reason to keep him down. I like Tatis, but I didn’t want to spend a 18th on him – now I’m not so sure but rookies that young in pitchers parks concern me. I think he’ll be inconsistent & might hit low in the order…meh. We’ll see, but it feels like it’s a year early for him. I’m happy to see a team play their young stud though. Padres might be a dark horse in a very questionable NLWest.

    What are your thoughts on Julio Urias? Any chance he sticks or is he for sure gone when others come back from injury? I added him to stream early,.

    • Sweatpants Nation says:
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      Looks like Urias is going down, in a non-sexual way.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        You have the wrong It has. Dodgers Urias is in the rotation for now. Padres Urias headed to AAA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t disagree with Tatis, it does feel a year early, but it’s great to see Padres play him and who knows… Urias can only throw about 100 IP this year, many more IP than that and it’s not good

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        :::Sad souzaphone sound::

        Ah well, I’ll use him for his 2-start week next period and see how he does. Seems like a nice streamer at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            In case you were wondering what the sad souzaphone sound was, it’s auite different than a sad trombone. It sounds like “agh! my knee!”

            Thank you, I’ll be here all week. Tip your webmaster, try the veal.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  2. Crazy J says:
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    Y! 12 auction 5×5, and I really planned out my entire team for the most part. Anyhow Tatis Jr. is available and I am stuck on making a move. I’d drop my Catcher for sure, but I think I may need one! Your advice?

    C – Castillo
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Baez
    3B – Shaw
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Springer/Bellinger/Gallo
    Util – Inciarte/Peraza/Renfroe/T.Anderson/Ohtani
    SP – Bauer/Corbin/Marquez/Happ/Castillo/Lucchesi/Hill/Ryu
    RP – Alvarado/Strickland

    I know… I got greedy on SP when they overpaid for RP. I’m hoping to turn one or two, and if Ohtani would just have IL next to his name already I wouldn’t have a problem at all.

    • bigbear says:
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      I wouldn’t wait on Ohtani’s status getting updated to IL. Drop Renfroe or Anderson and enjoy the Tatis!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with bigbear, cut Renfroe for Tatis before its too late…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  3. Charlie Harper says:
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    Damn. I have zero shares in five leagues. I would have bet u he wouldn’t be up until September. Oh well I doubt he sets the world on fire this year especially average and Obp but I do wish I owned him in my keeper leagues. So with all these youngsters hitting the mlb and so far with great results . How long till we see wander Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m shocked too about Tatis, figured a cup of coffee in Sept, but good for Padres… Wander seems more like a name for 2021

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maybe next year if he progresses naturally this year

  4. True and Correct says:
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    Been playing fantasy baseball for almost 20 years, and have been enjoying your columns since I 1st became aware of Razzball (seems like 10 years, but at my age I may be off a few years), and while thoroughly enjoying your pearls of wisdom, and great sense of humor, I always remained top heavy starting pitching through thick and thin.
    For my last (and most expensive) draft of this year, I actually tried to follow your script, so to speak.
    I was going to attempt to draft 3 hitters to start (picks 4,21, and 28), and then go after starters. Started with Yelich, and was planning on Machado (best laid plans), and as happened about 1/2 dozen times in this 12 team, 30 round draft(7 bench players), Machado was snagged as I was gleefully about to draft him. Though 6 starters were already off the board, I bypassed Nola and Snell (and Kluber), hoping 1 would be there at 28, and drafted Goldschmidt. They were gone by 28, and I “reached for Buehler, as I felt that I couldn’t wait until 45.
    Flaherty (who I wanted was gone at 45, and instead of Rendon or K.Davis, I took Mondesi. I can honestly say that I never thought that I’d be drafting him this year. Man, do I hope you’re dead on with him.
    I ended up with Taillon at 52 (Clevinger taken right in front of me again); Yates as my 1st closer in the 8th; jumped early on Bieber (10th), Lucchesi(14th), Maeda (15th), Musgrove (18th), F. Peralta (25th), and took a shot on Heaney with pick 309.
    Hopefully I’ll be in contention, despite sleeping on the Tatis news (went 230). Took Hicks for my 2nd closer, and May/Parker (for now) as my 3d.
    Sorry for the length, but still wired, and wanted to hear your thoughts, at least on the pitching end of my draft.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Best to Delete this before Cram sees it!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grimey!!!

        How true and correct
        Are you, Frank!

        Go Giants!

        Cheers,
        Ante

      • Cram It says:
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        I feel asleep half way through.

        • True and Correct says:
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          My bad, I was still wired after the draft.
          Team:
          c) Grandal
          c)Alafaro
          1b) Goldy
          2b)Glyber
          ss)Mondesi
          3d)Andujar
          mi)McNeil
          ci)Chapman
          of) Yelich-Ozuna-Kepler-Laureano-Soler
          util)Smoak
          sp)Buehler-Taillon-Bieber-Lucchesi-Maeda-Musgrove
          rp)Yates-Hicks-May

          bench)F. Peralta-Heaney-Parker-Palka-Kiermaier-C.Taylor-Kinsler

    • bigbear says:
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      You did fine. Especially if your league is streamer friendly/agnostic. Buehler was a beast last year. I bet you still have some solid upsidey arms in the FA pool. The Woodruff/Strahm’s of the world. When you start stressing your SPs, take a look at your hitters for some therapy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Thanks! Team seems solid, hard to follow exactly what the team looks like tho

      • True and Correct says:
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        Sorry for the rant.

  5. Play Ball says:
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    The following are FA in my roto league

    1. Pivetta
    2. Woodruff
    3. Glasnow

    Should I drop Stripling for either of them or are these guys going to kill my ratios? Stripling seems the odd man out when Kersh and Hill are both back.

    Rest of rotation- Marquez, Clevinger, Buebler, Flaherty, Strahm

    • c says:
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      dude, run to get Glasnow now. I’d drop Strahm for me, but that’s just me.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Hold Stripling, yeah he might be the odd man out when they are all healthy but they might not be ALL healthy at any point this season.

      I’d get Pivetta asap personally and drop Strahm

      and also try to find room for Glasnow, not sure what your bench bats look like or how deep the league is

      • Play Ball says:
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        I hear you on the Dodger rotation, but they have a lot of depth for SP that they will use. Also, Razzball projections show Strahm with better ratios and more K and QS than Stripling and Strahm has a guaranteed rotation spot – at least until they trade for a top line starter at some point.

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          6 or a 1/2 dozen… while both have upside, both have some warts. I lIke Strahm but he will have limited innnings and it’s the Pads (albeit who are better this year) so i think the W’s will be limited as well, and Strahm was a bullpen guy until they stretched him out so i’m guessing he won’t be going deep into games either (for QS leagues). Stripling has more seasoning and he’s on the Dodgers but not quite the upside (or downside) or Strahm.. You’re staff is solid so you can take a little risk. While Pivetta is enticing, he’s a whipping boy until he proves otherwise

    • bigbear says:
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      What bench bat options do you have to drop? If those are you’re only SPs, then you have to have a few bench bats (or a ton of RPs).

    • B_Don

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      I’d drop Stripling for Glasnow. Strahm’s upside is fun and seems like a shallower league, so, I’d like to see how his early season works out.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tough decisions, agree with what B_Don said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All seem like coin flips at this stage in a league where those guys are available

  6. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    AL only 10 teamer, OBP over average, net steals over steals, total bases added.
    C jansen
    1B gallo (OF)
    2B altuve
    3B r.nunez (but it’s looking like he’s the bad side of platoon to rio ruiz now)
    SS villar (2B)
    MI harrison
    CI kendrys
    OF (4): a.gordon, mullins, grichuk, bauers (1B)
    util (1):
    BN
    DL (5): upton/otani
    NA (1) vlad
    who are my adds out of these (probably should grab rio ruiz, could hold both BAL guys till either this is figured out or this platoon sticks or vlad is up):
    rio ruiz, naquin, hanram, lastella (playing over fletcher now), duda, c.davis, dj stewart (supposedly batting 2nd against righties)

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      i got 2 adds here. me thinky rio ruiz and naquin.

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Sounds fine. I might take a shot on Hanley over Rio Ruiz…

        • Poo says:
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          They talked about you in this league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did Ruiz make team over Renato? Hadn’t heard yet… I agree with DT, Hanley over Ruiz either way prolly

    • bigbear says:
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      What about the Vlad placeholder (Drury) or Jeimer Candelario for 3B?

      Seems like both Nunez and Ruiz will make the O’s. Nunez hasn’t figured out what the glove hand is for yet. And Ruiz hasn’t figured out the bat… I’d go with Nunez and make a sacrifice to the fantasy overlords…

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        i would’ve listed drury or candleman if available. you can be pretty sure when i’m talking about rio ruiz i’d have mentioned those first if i could get them.

        hanram over ruiz is fine, but i need a 3B that plays, if that takes 2 roster slots that sucks for me, but it seems necessary. could go hanram and ruiz though, move gallo to OF when needed. naquin would i guess be the 3rd choice here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was Rio announced as O’s 3B?

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            don’t have exact info to that but (good thing is i have to wait for LAA players to get DL’d anyway)
            https://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-baltimore-orioles

            it’s a platoon either way and i have no other 3B guys anywhere on roster.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, then ya gotta let the River run through it

  7. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great Tatis update report!

    a. So true on Trumbo and band camp. I heard Christ Davis is rippin’ up sh*t too in ST. He could have one of those career years out of the blue just like Brady Anderson had, ‘member in 1996. Joking!

    b. Can’t wait for the start! Going nuts.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for March 27

    [From One Night in the Tropics, 1940]

    Bud Abbott: Have you got two tens for a five?
    Lou Costello: Yeah.
    Bud Abbott: There we are. There’s your ten.
    Lou Costello: [irritated] Come on, come on!
    Bud Abbott: What’s the matter with you? Something wrong?
    Lou Costello: Yeah, fifteen dollars went south!
    Bud Abbott: What do you mean?
    Lou Costello: You give a lot of fast talk! You say, “give me two tens for a five” and I give it to you.
    Bud Abbott: Oh, you did? Wise guy! Okay, here’s your five, give me back my two tens.
    Lou Costello: That’s better.
    Bud Abbott: Now get out of here.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha B. Let’s go! C. I remember this one… I have a few favorites, will be nice to read them again

      • William Hung says:
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        The anticipation for who’s on 1st is very high

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I like some of their other ones better

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        a. Thanks, man! There’s a longer version of this same sketch where he actually takes Costello for an additional 15$. The premise is pretty cool and has been the basis for cons ever since. On when to post the Who’s on First paradigm, if I do it during the ASB, everyone will be gone fishing. You all just have to stay alert.

        b. Just got back from ‘advanced for beginners’ Chinese class. Are you confused as I am on the ‘advanced for beginners’ part? I just discovered that there are two, more or less classes – one for people planning to work in tourism and then one for people planning to work in business/commerce. The one for tourism is the beginner course and the one for business/commerce is the advanced one. In fact, people progress from the tourism one to the business/commerce one. All I have to say is this.

        1. The method of learning is learning by rote. Listen, repeat, memorize. You have to be pretty good with it to get by or have a general knowledge baked in.

        2. The teacher just whips over how individual students intone the Chinese words. She doesn’t really correct us. There is one student who is completely hopeless but the teacher says she did well. I guess it’s good for her confidence but when she’s tested at the end of the 10-week course there’s no way she’ll pass.

        The level of Chinese being taught is ultra low, yet this is supposed to be advanced. I’m not sure if I’m not wasting my time or not. It’s good to get out of the house and go for a walk (it’s exactly 18 minutes from door to door along this promenade that’s right on the coast), downhill on the way there, uphill on the way back. I’ll slug it out – grin and bear it like Dave Henderson.

        c. What’s new in baseball? What’d I miss?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Hard call when to drop it B. I wouldn’t even know where to begin, that would be the hardest thing I’d ever do in my life C. Lindor is hurt again

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!!

            Sorry to bring it up, just read the story. Tough break but maybe it’s nothing. Like I have sprained or strained or I have no idea what to my ankle. Seriously, have walked off a curb reading a book and didn’t land properly, had my foot run over by a forklift (the forklift operator didn’t see me behind him when he went into reverse because he didn’t look AT ALL!! Isn’t that the first thing they teach you in drivers’ ed – look in the direction where you’re going!!!) and then aggravated the same injuries a dozen times. I went to one clinic they said ice it down (the inflammation) and stay off it for 2 days. Unsatisfied with this diagnosis, I went to a Chinese doctor and he said exactly the reverse – deep heat and make sure I flex the joint often. So, yeah. Hopefully he gets back really soon after April 15.

            Otherwise, it looks like all lineups have been fleshed out so to speak. Tough call for Luis Urias, he’s probably done in SD. Can’t see him coming up unless an injury comes up or Tatis fails to hit.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That story of your ankle injury sounds like you were Mr. Magoo… Did you ever accidentally walk up a scaffolding?

              • Ante Galic says:
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                Grey!!

                The skinny on that job at Consumers Glass Co. Inc. follows.

                1. My first job during the summer of my sophomore year in college was Tank Teaser. Yes, I would come up to a tank and tease it – aha, your mother wears army boots. Nah. stupid name for just someone who opens up tanks filled with a mixture of 50% recycled glass and 50% sand into hoppers that feed into a furnace operating at 5000F. That was a great job. Paid 14$ /hour and you did jack sh*t. Like I was on my feet for 10 minutes (on average) of every hour. Did that job my sophomore year and junior year of college.

                2. In my senior year they didn’t have work in the control room, so I took a job in the ‘blow room’. Oh, boy what a name for a unit and they had 1 woman working there (well, she was one mean and tough woman but they still gave her the full woman’s discrimination treatment like you wouldn’t believe).

                3. Well as it turns out, even though I did graduate from college the job market was pretty bad so guess what? I came running to Consumers Glass Co. Inc. to see if they had any summer work. They said none in the control room and none in the blow room. How about in the basement? Seriously, like a page out of Dante’s 9 circles! So if you’ve followed thus far…The glass/sand mixture goes into a large hot furnace in the control room on the second floor, that molten mixture gets shot into each part of a machine in the blow room on the first floor and then all glass bottles and all kinds of broken glass and shards of glass falls through the mesh wire floor into the basement where I got to shovel it and put it into a large metal bin. I swear the training my muscles got that summer was the best lesson they ever got. So, yeah. I’m in the basement I load up the bin and then the forklift operator takes it away into the back of the factory where they reload it into the next mixture for your next bottle of beer. And somehow he managed to reverse onto my foot. Luckily I wore steel-toed boots, didn’t help much ’cause the forklift just kind of flattened out the metal cap. Such is life.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  2. I bet! Haha 3. Ouch! Is your toe still flat?

  8. jogon says:
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    Quick hits : 14 teams keeper : Tatis worth #1 waiver pick ?

    • bill says:
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      YES!

    • B_Don

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      Yep.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      For sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  9. Lee says:
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    10 team H2H 8 x8 using QS,k/9 and ip. How would you rank these 4 SP with these settings. Skaggs, musgrove, newcomb, heaney (when healthy)?

    Thanks!

    • B_Don

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      Newcomb, Musgrove, Skaggs, Heaney. I feel like there should be some higher upside arms available in a 10 team league though and that’s what I’d use the back end of your roster spot.

      • Lee says:
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        There are 7 pitcher spots without accounting for bench. Normal league i take 7 to 8 SP. This one i have 9 to 10

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Musgrove, Heaney (when healthy), Newcomb, Skaggs for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Heaney

  10. Alex says:
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    Morning, Grey! It’s good to be back in Razzball season. Here’s my squad this year in a 12 team H2H, 6×6 league. I’m a little disappointed in how many bats I grabbed to sit on my bench until I figure something out, but Cruz just kind of fell into my lap for $21.

    How’s my pitching look? During the draft, I felt like I passed up on too many guys. Should I drop Voit (when Rhys becomes 1B eligible) to start streaming pitchers or hold for a few weeks to see if any trade options arise out of Voit or my outfielders?

    C Hedges
    1B Voit
    2B Odor
    3B Bregman
    SS Mondesi
    OF Benintendi
    OF Marte
    OF Hoskins
    UTIL Cruz

    BE Piscotty, Robles, Domingo Santana

    SP Paxton
    SP Berrios
    P Stripling
    P Musgrove
    P Cody Allen
    RP Wade Davis
    RP Betances

    BE Paddack, Glasnow

    • B_Don

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      Given your bats, I think your pitching is fine. 12 team league, you have 2 guys you can count on and then a few closers, Betances to balance out ratios and give Ks, and then 2 upside arms. I think you did just fine and can stream in season to fill out innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with B_Don

    • bigbear says:
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      I’d hold on Voit for now. It’s an H2H and the season is long. If Voit hits, then he’s got some value in down year for 1Bs. If that means not streaming for a few weeks, then so be it. In the meantime, work some trades.

  11. Gotime says:
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    So I picked up Kiké in waivers in a 12tm H2H 6×6 weekly lock league … maybe because of the recent podcast, the fact he’s 1/2/SS/OF eligible, or maybe the glass of wine before bed? Anyhow I think I’m left with too many bench bats as it’s a weekly.
    Who would be the 1st 2 bats you’d drop: Bader , Kiké, Laureano, Ed. Escobar

    • B_Don

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      It’s probably Kike unless you need the position flexibility. If you do, then Escobar is the next guy for me, but I know Grey is a big Eduardo Escobar fan this season.

    • Joey says:
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      Ugh traded $1 tatis n $1 stripilng both have 2 years of eligibility for last year of $10 Rendon after carrying Tatis all last year.

      Last keeper spot keeping last year of $1 amed rosario over $26 nola nl only. Dumb?

      On bridge about to.jump

    • Grey

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      Agree with B_Don

  12. Sal says:
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    Hey Grey. This kind of puts me in a dilemma. My roster is c Gomes 1 Shaw 2 Mondesi SS boegarts 3 Machado Of K Davis Bryant Dahl Ut odor and Peraza. Bench Conforto Eloy and Tatis.
    Sp Degrom Buehler Flahrty Darvish R Hill Ryu.
    Rp Hand Will Smith Trevor May and Andrew Miller. Would you just hold the team right now. Trade pieces to play Eloy and Tatis?
    Thanks

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I’d just hold on to your roster right now and see it play out early on, but that’s a helluva hit getting Eloy and Tatis to start up in the majors. Nice play.

      • Sal says:
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        Thanks. I appreciate it. It’s a keeper league also so if I did eventually move a piece I wouldn’t want any team or part with tatis even if he’s not as good as some other guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with B_Don

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Dude’s gonna put you out of a job. Cust sayin’

  13. Dave says:
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    Domingo German or Trevor Richards?

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      German

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Richards.

    • Canseco's middle finger says:
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      Lol a divided answer… who to trust???

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice, Middle Finger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  14. Mired in Mediocrity says:
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    Grey I’m in a DEEP 20 team dynasty league and I’m in a full on rebuild, my one piece right now is Trea Turner (and Ohtani too, so two pieces) but I just got offered this trade. Was wondering your thoughts?

    My:
    Trea Turner

    His:
    Mackenzie Gore
    Brendan Rodgers
    Daz Cameron
    Cedric Mullins

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Trea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    I can’t wait until baseball starts. Big fan for years and can’t wait for your full rundowns/jokes each morning, thank you for all you do!

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS.

    We drafted last night. As per usual, I was completely prepared for it and had my targets and barely managed to grab a couple of them. My league mates drastically shifted most their draft strategies this year and it threw me for a loop. Yes, currently I have and empty 2nd base position but at this stage I was going to sit back and see who has a good start out the gate for who’s available on the wire.

    Regardless, I’ve always found that my best moves/picks are done on the wire. My top 12 keepers are awesome and a great base but will need to work on my other half. My team is below (for your comments) and I’ll post what’s on the wire.

    Please note we get 35 moves all year (which I don’t typically use all) so no streaming. The League is pretty active on the wire so if you don’t grab the player today, he’ll likely be gone tomorrow.

    Waiver:
    Hit: A. Simmons, R. Grichuk, J. Lowrie, J. Kang, M. Margot, M. Franco, J. Polanco, J. Soler, I. Happ, K. Marte, J. McNeil, W. Flores, A. Barnes,
    SP: K. Gibson, T. Williams, D. German, T. Richards, M. Kelly, D. Holland, C. Smith, P. Lopez, R. Erlin, C. Burnes, K. Wright,
    RP: W. Davis, A. Vizcaino, M. Barnes, G. Holland, A.J. Minter, T. May, P. Strop

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – EMPTY
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – R. Laureano
    BN – J. Bauers
    BN – F. Reyes

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – A. Heaney (DTD)
    BN – J. Nelson (DTD)
    BN – M. Wacha
    BN – T. Toussaint (NA)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • MarvPesos

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      Sorry, meant to ask you to comment on my team AND whether any of the waiver guys are worth swapping out ? I could drop Nelson (that injection shot scares me a bit). I could rock 4RP’s or pick up a bat/starter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team look solid, your pitching is kinda insane, you have 4 aces and 2 top closers — your hitting isn’t bad, but it is starting to age a little and you have no 2B

      So, who’s a 2B here? Ketel? Then pick him up — lose Nelson

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        awesome, thanks bud

  16. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I missed my razball league draft but threw in some custom rankings i picked 10 out of 12.
    How did my computer do?

    Arenado, Nolan Harper, Bryce Mondesi, Adalberto Springer, George Segura, Jean Peraza, Jose Conforto, Michael Encarnacion, Edwin Muncy, Max Severino, Luis Upton, Justin Mazara, Nomar Foltynewicz, Mike Glasnow, Tyler Gennett, Scooter

    Anderson, Chase Knebel, Corey Heaney, Andrew Bradley, Archie Wood, Alex Reyes, Alex

    Alfaro, Jorge Happ, Ian Alonso, Yonder Jones, Adam

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      He picked from Dr Andrew’s patient list

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        LOL how about it. Are all those little red flag icons next to my players a good thing? I guess that means they are on a hot streak right?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      good did, computer

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Also, this is a roto, i always played H2H leagues seems like the gist of it is to set you lineup daily and rake in the points. Any tips on strategy for this type of league? Seems to me w/ H2H weekly line ups you can be a little more patient with players i imaging doing more short term pickups in this format.

        if you can change lineups daily in this league what is the waiver time? i did not see it the rules

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          I see waiver is one day.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Is wrong with you, What the Fuck?

      Turned out ok.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        I know right, read all of this stuff then miss the draft! At least FanTrax has a good upload your own rankings feature so i did have a little influence. There are definitely better teams in the league than mine. And I drafted a Met that is almost as bad as drafting a Cowboy in FFB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha on what Fungazi said

      Lenny, your team looks low on AVG, but decent on power and speed… Your pitching is a mess but can be fixed in-season in an RCL

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Could be a long season!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            wow i just looked in more detail
            Anderson – bull pen Folky – on rehab, Heaney out to mid april,
            Reyes in the bull pen, Severino out until may,
            Wood April 15, Bradley lost closer role in BP,
            Glasnow “still projected as a #3 started we are not concerned about his 9.95 spring ERA

            and finally Knebel’s plan for UCL tear not decided but he has pitched through pain with excellent results before

            LOL this is going to be an ugly!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha yup!

              • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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                what do you think just drop anderson , reyes and bradley now. i can,t see them doing much at all as a middle reliever and just whatever is around day to day.

                Wait and see on the rest of them for a couple weeks?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, can drop those 3 and wait and see

                  • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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                    Two more Fantrax questions

                    Can you carry any combo of pitchers or do you need two relievers like in CBS sports?

                    I see there is an Injured resevere but can’t see how to put someone on it is that feature enabled?

                    Thanks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You don’t need any RPs

    • Evil Knebel says:
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      I auto drafted most of mine in the same league as you and have some closers. Sure we can work a deal out to help each of us.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        sure let me check them out

  17. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Hey man whats up? Yesterday when i first read your post on the best ball draft and saw you drafted Verlander i felt very betrayed. Kinda like when Courtney Love killed Kurdt Cobain. I havent drafted a top ten pitcher in 5 years because of you. So happy to find out it was auto draft!
    Drafted this team last night in a league that i usually either win or come in the money due to your rankings and the streamonater. Whatchu think?
    12 team 6×6 ops and K to walk ratio
    C-Molina
    1st-Encarnacion
    2nd-Schoop
    Ss-Lindor
    3rd-Muncy
    Of-Acuna,Benintendi,Marte
    Ut-Eloy
    Ut-Mondesi

    P-Bauer
    P-Marquez
    P-Luchessi
    P-Ryu
    P-Glasnow
    Rp-Alvarado
    Ro-Will Smith

    B-Matz, Strop,Bader, forgot the rest

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I wasn’t that happy to find out I drafted him either!

      Excellent pitching staff you have and your hitting looks decent if low on speed, but that’s fine in an OPS league — solid team!

  18. Dom says:
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    10 team, 5×5 roto keeper league
    I was offered this trade: my Villar for his Shaw
    Do I have enough SBs to make this trade? Do I need the power? I’m kind of crushing on Villar this year. With Tatis now staying up should I do this?
    C Molina
    1B Freeman
    2B Villar
    3B Rendon
    SS Machado
    MI Bogaerts
    CI Bellinger
    5OF Acuna, Springer, Robles, Mazara, Inciarte
    2Utl Hosmer, Semien
    Bench: E. Escobar, Wendle, Tatis, Polanco, Renfroe

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Villar

      • B_Don

        B_Don says:
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        I’d make the move. I think you have enough speed and can find some on the wire in a 10 team league. That being said, I’m a known Villar detractor, so if you like him, I see the speed upside and am fine staying put.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t seem like you have enough SBs to make trade… Maybe trade Tatis for a piece?

  19. Five-on-One says:
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    2 quick questions:

    1) pick two to start:
    4 games from Tim Anderson ([email protected], [email protected])
    6 games from JBJ ([email protected], [email protected])
    6 games from Laureano (4vANA, 2vBOS)

    2) risk starting Kikuchi at home against Boston? He pitched OK against Oakland in Japan. Oakland does have a good line-up and the Tokyo dome is a hitter’s park, but I dunno… Alternative is a RP like May/Parker/Holland/Dominguez.

    Thanks in advance for the thoughts.

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Laureano.

      I’d probably sit Kikuchi against Boston and start May or Holland.

      • Five-on_One says:
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        B_Don – Thanks for the response. On my first question I need to start two of the three guys listed. Not sure if your response (Laureano) means that is the one guy to sit, or that is one of the guys to start. Just looking for feedback. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with the two guys with 6 games and I’m starting Kikuchi unless it’s a shallow league with an innings limit.

      • B_Don

        B_Don says:
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        Missed the 2 guys part, I agree with DT though, start the 2 with 6 games unless it’s back counting Anderson’s HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Six games is better than 4

      2. Start him

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        Hola Grey-

        Thoughts on Kikuchi? Would you drop him for any of these guys?……Dereck Rodriguez, B Woodruff, Musgrove,, Rodon, Eovaldi, K Hendricks, F Peralta, Maeda, Julio Urias, Brad Peacock or Trevor Williams? Thank you much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Williams

  20. sturock578 says:
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    Tim Anderson or Tatis?

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Not sure if this is ROS or this week, but Tatis.

      • sturock578 says:
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        for ROS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tatis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s a coin flip, but Tatis for upside is fine

  21. Hip Hip Jorge says:
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    In a keep three league and I’ve got Acuña in the 8th next year, Soto in the 21st, and Vlad in the 22nd. I have Mondesi and DeJong at SS/MI. Was able to snag Tatis off the wire. Would I be more prudent to hang onto him this season (I could keep him in the 24th next year) or trade him quickly before his stock changes much?

    • Hip Hip Jorge says:
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      Forgot I also have Bregman who is SS eligible

      • B_Don

        B_Don says:
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        Hold on to him. Likely a keeper for you in the 24th round next year. Dejong is the one that can go for me.

        • Hip Hip Jorge says:
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          You’d keep 24th round tatis over 8th round acuna? Or over 21st round Soto? I see where you’re coming from and I probably will hang onto him – my thought was I could prop up his trade value this season since he will be worth so much next season and I already had 3 keepers. Then again, if I hang onto him this season I can prevent anyone from having him as a keeper…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You’re asking to hold Tatis or you’re asking to hold Tatis over Acuna?

          • B_Don

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            Never know what trades or other events change your thinking on keepers. Regardless, I’m holding on to Tatis. If you get a deal that’s too good to pass up, sure, but having keeper options or keeping a 24th round Tatis from your league has value too.

  22. Lion-O says:
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    What kind of playing time can we expect for Brandon Lowe? Does he have a similar ceiling as Scooter Gennet?

    • peacecoast says:
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      he should start at 2B I imagine. They are high on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see him as the 9-hole hitter and possibly platooning — will he play vs. lefties? If (when) Kiermaier gets hurt, he could move up order… He looks like a .240 hitter

  23. NJ says:
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    Good morning! Been offered Berrios and Dozier for Cory Seager and Bumgarner? Thoughts please?

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      A bit based on your team needs, but I like the Seager/Bumgarner side.

    • jon says:
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      Seager side…. you can do a lot better than Dozier, try and switch him out for a better bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  24. Peacecoast says:
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    I don’t know why people blow their loads on these young guys in redrafts. SS is so deep this year and this kid is gonna have some uphill battles fighting against MLB pitching. Isn’t it awesome though what SD has done? And CWS too. Fuck service time! All these new extensions too it’s like the year of signing extensions.
    Can’t believe that asshat on the podcast said you weren’t a handsome devil like we all know you are.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      I don’t physically blow a load when drafting an upside pick in redraft leagues, but guys like that can win you the league. If they stink, you drop em for the next hyped up player. I find it’s actually easier than in a keeper where you have to live with their struggles for months/years before getting the break out.

      • peacecoast says:
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        people are gonna spend half their faab $ on him just watch

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          He was drafted in my 3 leagues. Around 180 overall in 2 and I grabbed the tatis at 250 in the third.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you, Peace! Handsome recognize handsome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and upside is nice in shallower leagues, getting a guy who could be a top 50 hitter after top 100 is nice

  25. daviddal says:
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    I read your comments from yesterday. You said that someones staff was good till Alex Wood was that inclusive or not I know he is ranked highly in your rankings 160 ish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I say in my rankings I wouldn’t draft Wood

      • daviddal says:
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        I didn’t see that I drafted him @ 270 anyway so it shouldn’t be painful thx for the response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • daviddal says:
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            I’ve been looking for that commentary and haven’t been able to find it. Not that it matters I already have him for now. I always hear everyone say go by the rankings why would he be ranked that high by you if you wouldn’t draft him? I love your work so sorry if this offends.

  26. Darrell Lester says:
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    Here’s the argument for Turnbull as a flier in deeper leagues:

    1. It’s a flier in deeper leagues.
    2. He pitched better than his 6.09 ERA last year- 2.85 FIP, 8.3 K/9 2.2 BB/9; 1.200 WHIP. Followed that up with stellar numbers this spring (1.80 ERA 9.0 K/9, 1.2 BB/9 and 1.000 WHIP); 5.0 IP with 7 Ks and 1 BB (3H) against full Phillies lineup last time out.
    3. 4 pitch repertoire with good control.

    Steamer doesn’t like him, but other projection systems like the BAT do. Streamonator doesn’t love his first two starts, but doesn’t hate them either (@ TOR, home against KC). Most likely a streamer at best in most leagues, but a decent dart throw here in the early stages of the year.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Argument against Turnbull. He pitches for the Tigers.

      Also his longest upper level minor league stop he had a 4.5 BB/9 and he’s 26 not 22. It’s not gonna be better with extended time in the big leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I can’t argue with this… Any flier is fine if they’re free, playing with house money
      2/3. I looked at him, he’s at best boring but startable, at worst he’s one of the worst pitchers in baseball

  27. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Thoughts on my team…

    10 team H2H 5X5 with OBP and QS (budget for in-season moves)

    C Jansen
    1B Votto
    2B Moustakas
    SS Lindor
    3B Chapman
    MI Hampson
    CI Smoak
    OF JD Martinez
    OF K Davis
    OF Puig
    UTL Robles
    UTL Eloy Jimenez

    BN J Martinez

    SP Cole, Taillon, Clevenger, Darvish, Bieber, Stripling, Pivetta, Maeda, J Gray, Skaggs
    RP Leclerc, W Smith, B Parker

    Really didn’t want to draft so many OF so early, but each time the player I was targeting was taken, the OF I drafted represented the best value, so I kept on taking them. Maybe I can work out a trade to upgrade MI or CI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess I don’t know what the market like is in your league… I’d trade Robles for an MI and Davis for a CI

  28. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    So this was my first auction ever and I loved it. It was also the first time I have played in anything deeper than a 12 team (enough with the excuses!!!)….anyways, I took over a team with horrible keepers (still more excuses) which also gave me some extra money to play with. You had advised me to be aggressive with some of the available big names, for example going as high as $65 for Trout, however he ended up going for $75. Similarly, other big names like Harper and Lindor went way above the projected $ according to Rudy and the Auction Calculator, so I looked for value in the middle rounds, targeting bounce back and upside plays. I fully admit I probably spent too much on Tatis Jr, but I had money to spend at the end and needed a big upside play.

    14 team H2H 6X6 (OBP, HR, SB, RBI, R, TB + ERA, QS, WHIP, K, SV+H, K/BB)

    C Contreras $13
    1B Encarnacion $16
    2B C Hernandez $7
    SS Segura $21
    3B Donaldson $17
    IF J Turner $13 K
    CF Nimmo $14
    OF Puig $28
    OF Rosario $16 K
    OF Peralta $7 K
    UTL Tatis Jr $12
    UTL Hampson $5

    SP Servino $20
    SP Paxton $22
    SP Glasnow $2 K
    SP Quintana $5
    SP Lucchesi $8
    SP C Smith $4
    SP Wood $1

    RP Jansen $13 K
    RP Treinen $4 K
    RP Strop $1
    RP A Reyes $5
    RP Betances $6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First time, not bad! In a keeper, prices get inflated… Look at this way, if someone kept Glasnow for $2, and he’s usually $12-ish, then there’s ten extra dollars in the pool of money… I haven’t seen any auction prices that properly account for this unless you enter every single player for every team… Either way, don’t love Severino, Wood’s kinda meh, Betances is hurt… I like the hitting, but you look light on power

  29. evilzealot says:
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    Always great to be back! Had my draft last Friday in a 12 person yahoo H2H league 8×8 catatgories. Team is as follows:

    C – Jorge Alaro
    1B – Ryhs Hoskins
    2B – Javier Baez
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Adalberto Mondesi
    OF – George Springer
    OF – David Dahl
    OF – Michael COnforto
    Util – Stephen Piscotty
    Util – Nomar Mazara

    SP – German Marquez
    SP – David Price
    SP – JA Happ
    SP – Tyler GLasnow
    SP – Nathan Eovaldi
    RP – David Robertson
    RP – Jose Alvarado

    BN – Freddy Peralta
    BN – Steven Matz
    BN – Joe Musgrove
    BN – Tyler Skaggs

    Biggest question I have early season is which of my bench pitchers get dropped for streaming? I get 5 moves per week and most of them are used to stream through out the week. Someone will have to go after they pitch. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      Skaggs. But maybe wait until they pitch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram, I’d wait for now, Skaggs or Peralta maybe

      • evilzealot says:
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        My gut leans towards those two as well. Any observations about the team? I know Mondesi is risky but with Baez and Machado I feel i have flexability to cover SS. Thanks and as always fantastic content!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the team, you evilzealot! Solid hitting and pitching, these are all guys I like, which you know

  30. synyster says:
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    Morning Gray! Who to drop, if anyone, for Tatis? 6×6 standard categories and added QS/OBP.

    C. Alfaro,
    1. Hoskins,
    2. Mondesi,
    3. Machado,
    SS. Peraza,
    OF. Yelich,
    OF. Stanton,
    OF. Dahl,
    Util. Rendon,
    Util. Conforto,
    Util. Inciarte
    BN. Shaw
    BN. Aguilar
    BN. Gallo

    SP. Corbin
    SP. Clevinger
    RP. Alvarado
    RP. Hicks
    P. Happ
    P. Lucchesi
    P. EdRod
    P. Pivetta
    P. Marquez
    P. Givens
    P. Eovaldi
    P. Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  31. JD says:
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    Waiver add rank: matt strahm, joe musgrove, tyler skaggs.

    • peacecoast says:
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      strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm sounds fine… Musgrove is safest… Skaggs is solid too (maybe, if healthy)

  32. mcmi11ions says:
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    Grey, I’m not sorry that I’m going to do this cause it’s probably annoying, but I can’t help but brag about the sexiness that is my NL only team. 8 team league. 24 man rosters, Sv+H…
    C – Alfaro
    1B – Goldschmidt (K)
    2B – Taylor
    3B – Escobar
    SS- Peraza
    OF – Acuna (K), Soto, Robles, Blackmon
    Bench – McNeil, K. Hernandez, Urias

    SP – Syndergaard (K), Flaherty (K), Marquez, Lucchesi, Paddack, Stripling, Wacha, Wood, Reyes
    RP – Vazquez, Dominguez, Familia

    Anything short of a championship from this team is going to be a failure.

    • peacecoast says:
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      aren’t all teams in an 8 team league sexy?

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        not this sexy… we only get 2 roster moves per week, so a strong draft is pretty important, also 24 man rosters, with 4 injury spots… seeming shallow league gets deep pretty quick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      8 team mixed leagues and they’re all sexy… Not in NL-Only… This is a dope team, your hitting and pitching looks solid.. Taylor might be on bad side of a platoon, so that’s a worry and you might be a bit low on speed if Robles underwhelms — your pitching is stacked

  33. Dubois says:
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    Boone announced Voit is going to hit cleanup everyday- he’s worth reaching for now, right?

    • peacecoast says:
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      bird still hovering, depends what you mean by reach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I heard, I don’t buy it completely yet, but I do like Voit, wrote a sleeper on him a few months back

  34. omar says:
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    10 team H2H Weekly Cats (R,HR,RBI,SB,Avg,OPS)
    Scooped up off the wire when the news broke. Is he a viable everyday starting SS in this format? Thinking of offering Story, Hoskins, and a lower tier closer for Trout. Tatis would replace Story at SS. All players involved can be kept through 2020.

    My lineup is strong already, so I should still be competitive even if Tatis doesn’t start out on fire out of the gates?

    c – To be determined, probably Astudillo
    1b – Hoskins
    2b – Mondesi
    ss – Story
    3b – Chapman
    IF – Voit
    OF – Just Dong
    OF – Soto
    OF – Puig
    OF – Braun
    Util – BoomStick Cruz
    BN – Buxton
    BN – Braun
    BN – Pete Alonso
    BN – Tatis

    Thoughts? Too much? Not enough?

    • omar says:
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      Should read: “scooped up Tatis off the wire”

    • omar says:
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      Correction#2: Have Ohtani on the DL as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good to me, I wish you didn’t have Cruz so you had more flexibility… Your bench is bonkers too… Maybe trade 2 for 1 for a pitcher?

  35. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    How would you rank the best of these MI options in a OBP h2h league (need at least 2)…

    E Escobar
    Asdrubal
    Simmons
    Gurriel Jr
    McMahon
    Kike
    K Marte
    Tulo
    Kinsler
    Beckham

  36. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Howdy Grey, great to back to baseball after a bleak winter. Loved the podcast with Gianella. I have a trade question for you: my Hoskins for their Bellinger + Folty. 12 team H2H w/ OBP.

    I have the IR slot to burn on Folty but seems to me this trade is only worth doing if Bellinger and Hoskins are close enough that the risk on Folty isn’t a sink/swim element of the trade. Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

      • dizzystpizzy says:
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        thanks for the advice as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Vladito is that Narcos Pablo Escobar bored by his empty pool GIF all by his lonesome in the minors….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — he’s in an insane asylum with OA thinking he’s a doctor when he’s a patient

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        lol!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If I see Tatis, I’m dropping Semien. Is this controversial?

  38. Bob says:
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    Was looking at your top 10 ss and top 10 overall. You have Lindor 10 overall and 5th in the ss rankings. Trea Turner and Bregman are the only ss ahead of him in your top 10. What is your rank of lindor at ss? And do you like him as a middle 2nd rd pick? Thx

    • Cram It says:
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      Baez and Machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor isn’t in my SS rankings?

  39. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    need to drop of the following:

    zack godley
    reynaldo lopez
    carlos rodon
    luke weaver

    i’m leaning lopez because of the BBs, but he also might have to highest upside of the 4.

    • peacecoast says:
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      rey lo is the best of that bunch

    • Cram It says:
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      Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like any of them… Drop Lopez

  40. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    HAPPY BASEBALL OPENING DAY EVE TO ALL AT RAZZBALL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  41. Adam says:
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    10 team, Yahoo, 3 Keeper, H2H, 5×5 (OPS over average, QS over wins)
    C: W.Ramos
    1B: E.Encarnacion
    2B: A.Mondesi
    3B: M.Machado (k)
    SS: J.Segura
    MI: J. Peraza
    CI: A.Rendon
    OF (5): M.Trout (k), G.Stanton (k), G.Springer, D.Dahl, N.Mazara
    UTL (2): D.Santana, F.Tatis
    BN P.Alonso

    SP: G.Cole, M.Clevinger, G.Marquez, J.Lucchesi, M.Mikolas, L.Severino, M.Foltynewicz, R.Porcello, J.Urias
    RP: E.Diaz, F.Vazquez, K.Giles, S.Greene, G.Holland

    Questions:
    1. Do I have enough speed? I’m Just over the war room target – but majority is coming from 3 guys. Is relying on Mondesi, Segura and Peraza to get 90-100 bags too risky?
    2. If answer to #1 is yes- do I use this Tatis news to upgrade there? Maybe for V. Robles?
    3. Thoughts on starting staff? Was able to get a lot of the pitching late, especially Sev and Folty. Thought was good value, but looking now- there’s obviously a lot of injury risk and maybe too many high variance/high upside guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hopefully those three guys stay healthy and produce 2. I’d take Robles over Tatis 3. You have 3 aces and multiple SPs to carry you w/out Severino or Folty… You’re fine

  42. Pat says:
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    The always exciting catcher question – Beef Wellington or Fransisco Mejia to start the year since Mejia made the OD roster?

    10 tm Keeper league

    6×6 with OPS

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      Weli for now, because of uncertainty about Mejia’s playing time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Yabu

  43. LT Murray IV says:
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    And I drafted him in my money league. Yuuuuuuuuuuuussss. My Nipples could cut glass. I’m winning the razzball exper league this year and am willing to bet my third nut.

    #GreyIsGod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The fourth installment of LT is my favorite episode!

  44. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only keeper, have to throw one back: $5 Musgrove, $1 Freeland or $3 Bader.

    Also have to decide on contract extensions, $5 per extra year I’m keeping them, on the following: $5 Bellinger, $14 Puig and $3 Corbin. I already have about $100 committed to my other keepers and will need to fill 12 roster spots at auction. I’m thinking a $5 raise for Corbin and keep through 2020, at least $10 for Bellinger, and I’m about 50/50 on whether to give Puig a $5 raise for an extra year. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeland

      $5 on Corbin, $10 for Belly and no on Puig raise

  45. RePete says:
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    Deep 14-Team H2H League:

    Stream Cahill (@OAK, @SEA) or Shoemaker (vs DET, vs BAL) this week?

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      Cahill — Shoemaker can’t be trusted, even with those tasty matchups at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? I guess Cahill

  46. MikeZ says:
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    Grey —

    How long would you hold in to Archie Bradley in a 12 team 5×5 league with no bench? I managed to pick up Holland, but I’m a little concerned about playing him… So would you carry both, at least for the short week? (guess the real question here is — I either have to drop Sonny gray, Bradley or Holland by tomorrow. Who do you drop?)

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      Hirano might be next in line for saves, if the D-Bags want to remain flexible about Bradley’s use.
      But anyway, no reason to own Sonny Gray in a 12-team league, unless rosters are super-big. Even then, Bradley’s innings will probably help you more.

      • MikeZ says:
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        I grabbed him just for the start…

    • Cram It says:
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      Forget Sonny Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  47. Kaji says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Tatis in my keeper league and I get to activate him now (Show me your Tatis)!

    Super excited, but that being said, I have to drop someone on my roster to activate him, which I am having a hard time doing cause just like most owners, I love everyone I draft (at least before the season actually starts haha). Help me plz!

    My bench:

    Chris Taylor
    Ryan Machon
    Lewis Brinson
    Daniel Palka
    Kelly Merrill
    Tyler Skagg
    Caleb Smith
    Corbin Burnes

    12 Owner, 5×5 OPS instead of AVG

    I am leaning towards Palka since Eloy made the roster or Taylor because Kike is starting at 2nd now. I drafted Taylor decently high out of everyone on my bench, so I am kinda reluctant, but it is what it is…

    Would love to hear your thoughts!

    Thanks,
    James

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Kelly

      • Kaji says:
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        Haha, fair enough. I am actually iffy on Kelly as well, but I am hoping for Mikolas lite type of comeback…. hopefully.

        Out of the bats (Machon, Taylor, Palka, and Brinson), who would you drop to activate Tatis?

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taylor

  48. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!! Happy Hump Day!

    I was fortunate to have picked up Tatis last night right when the update came in.

    1) i dropped Christin Stewart for Tatis. I do ok?

    2) Pauly Walnuts DeJong ([email protected], [email protected], 3vsSD) is my current shortstop, but my utility spot is open. Do we trust Tatis right out the gate or let him get a week under his legs to see how it goes? My options are Tatis (4vsSF, [email protected], 3vsARI) or one of Eaton/Robles ([email protected], 3vsNYM, 2vsPHI) in my utility. 12 team H2H points league. Which one out of those 4 do i sit?

    3) just started Sopranos season 3. Never seen the show before. God i love it. What you watching right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Start Robles 3. Wow, that’s a throwback… You ever watch Gomorra on Netflix? It’s amazing… I just watched The OA, which was awful…

  49. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This JoRam auto put a random thought in my head….I have pick 3 in a draft soon and plan to take Yelich, who is ranked back at 8 or so. Knowing that the guys picking behind me all want either Arenado or JoRam as their first guy, and that this is a league that trades a lot, any thoughts about grabbing the more-universally-desired guy (Arenado/JoRam) then shipping him to whoever has Yelich or Acuna right after the draft in a 2:1 where I get an extra piece?

    • Cram It says:
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      This has been asked before. Seems like a good way to screw yourself. You basically have to be positive that someone is going to trade you Acuna + something, for Jo-Ram. Idk who would want someone that bad if they drafted an equal first rounder.

    • Cram It says:
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      By that strategy, you could apply it to Mondesi, drafting a higher ranked familiar name instead then trading for him for and a piece. Hell you could probably do that for a lot of guys. Will it work?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Yeah, seems more complex and risky than it’s worth. Thanks Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it, Duda

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – Yelich it is!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, imagine you draft Jo-Ram then the Indians say psyche, he has a broken knee

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            OOF, yea. I’ll stick with Yelich whilst making googly-eyes at Acuna (he’s so tempting to take there too for that sweet sweet upside)

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Wounded knee, surely?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  50. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey. You’re the shizz. I need week 1 help please and thank you. Weekly lock. For reference, my week 1 goes from opening day-April 7th. Anywho, start Cahill (@ Oak, @ Seattle) or Maeda (assuming SF and @Col). I could also bypass both and plug in Hunter Strickland. Also, pick 2 of 3 for my outfield spots. Jake Bauers, Daniel Palka, and Hunter Renfroe. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strickland — Not Palka until we know PT

  51. Marv says:
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    12 team Roto league 6×6 OPS:

    Catcher dilemma…I have the flashy Jorge” Alfaro Romeo”, but also see Willians
    Astudillo is available. Who do you like better?

    OR

    These guys are available too:
    -Francisco Cervelli
    -Austin Hedges
    -Beef Wllington Castillo
    -Isah Kiner-Flefa

    Thanks for your insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  52. Grey, I just drafted my Standard 12-team H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS
    W, SV, H, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    C. Alfaro
    1B. Hoskins
    2B. Shaw
    3B. Arenado
    SS. Turner
    OF. Robles
    OF. Nimmo
    OF. Santana
    UTIL. Correa
    UTIL. Muncy
    BN. Hampson
    BN. Palka
    BN. McNeil
    BN. Anderson

    SP. Corbin
    SP. Clevinger
    SP. G. Marquez
    SP. Pivetta
    SP. Bieber
    SP. Strahm
    SP. Urias
    RP. Ottavino
    RP. C. Green
    RP. Pressley
    IL. Betances

    I punted Saves for K’s and ERA.

    What do you think? Where can I improve?

    Thanks for all the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look a bit light on OPS, which impacts a lot of hitting categories… You’re very strong on pitching, a bit too strong even

    • Which pitcher(s) should I look to move first to improve my hitting?

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pivetta

  53. Chris says:
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    Oakland has multiple players on the IL (still weird to write IL).

    What’s the problem with getting Matt Olson’s status updated?!?

    Really, Oakland, what’s the freakin’ problem here. I’m carrying this injured boob who we all know will be out for months. Get it together, please.

    I don’t like you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  54. fleeced says:
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    My pitching is weak.

    Should I trade Xander for Bauer? I can slide over Mondesi to cover SS.

    Standard 5×5 redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  55. OaktownSteve says:
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    This is a strange thing to say, but I really don’t like Bing Crosby.

    Who is the Red Sawks closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guessed Barnes, Ralph thinks Brasier

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Hembree!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I was taking Barnes all spring. I think it’s Brasier based on recent usage pattern. I know it’s spring, but still.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not sure still

  56. Andrew Rothman says:
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    Grey, how’s my team lookin’?

    12 team dynasty, 8×8 format, up to three keepers tied to the round they were chosen:

    R / HR / RBI / SB / Ks/ AVG / OBP / SLG
    W / SV / H / ERA / WHIP / K/9 / K/BB / QS

    C – Castillo (29)
    1B – Rizzo (2)
    2B – Shaw (6)
    SS – Profar (12)
    3B – Rendon (4 – keeper)
    CI – Moustakas (13)
    MI – Escobar(16)
    LF – Eloy (8)
    CF – Robles (27 – keeper)
    RF – Yelich (1)
    OF – Mazara (10)
    UT – Laureano (17)
    BN – Alonso (25)
    BN – Bradley Jr (24)
    BN – Belt (18)
    BN – Bader (26)
    BN – Mullins (28)

    SP – Bauer (3)
    SP – Paxton (5 – keeper)
    SP – Marquez (7)
    RP – Leclerc (9)
    RP – Alvarado (14)
    RP – Miller (11)
    P – Buttrey (23)
    P – Joe Jimenez (19)
    P – AJ Minter (20)
    BN – Lucchesi (15)
    BN – Quintana (21)
    BN – Woodruff (22)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching looks fine, you have 3 aces, decent depth

      Your hitting looks solid too, I really like this team… Belt’s super whatever, but that’s minor

      • Andrew Rothman says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto. Two questions… who would you rather have heading into the season?

    H. Bader or F. Tatis Jr?

    T. Skaggs or J. Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis — Skaggs

  58. Bob says:
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    Clarifying my question…you have Lindor 10th overall but you have him 5th in ss rankings. Where do you rank him at ss? Turner and Bregman are ahead of him in your top 10 overall but you have guys ahead of him in your ss ranks that are ranked lower overall. Is that a disconnect? Would you draft him in middle of second rd?

    • Cram It says:
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      Dude, the SS ranked ahead of Lindor in the SS rankings are all ranked ahead of him in the top 10. Turner, Baez, Bregman, Machado.

  59. Jon says:
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    Anyone below likely to have a strong home/road split that I should pay attention to, like to the point of only starting them at home/on the road, etc.?

    Dahl, Winker, Markakis

    Taillon, Wheeler, Bumgarner, Stripling, Lucchesi, Lopez, Pivetta, Woodruff

    Trying to make the most of a decent-sized bench and daily roster moves. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Not to start the season, but maybe in the long run. Look at their home/road splits?

  60. Old School Brother says:
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    Was able to pick up Tatis this morning, does that make Semen droppable or would you hold for a week or two first? I’d just drop Semen for a streaming pitcher spot, no one in mind yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien is droppable if you have Tatis

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I see what you did there.

        • peacecoast says:
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          best comment of the day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHAHA

    • Cram It says:
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      Hold. Little early to start streaming for me.

  61. Jason says:
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    Better injured RP to grab for a chance at saves later…Jeffress or Minter? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress, flip a coin tho

  62. Robb says:
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    I’m a procrastinator…any RCL leagues that still need to draft (or enough people to start one more?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you started one, and filled it, we’d add it to the spreadsheet, but that doesn’t sound like a procrastinator move

      • Old School Brother says:
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        There will be plenty of time to do it tomorrow morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OSB!

      • Robb says:
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        If, hypothetically, I was feeling less procrastinator-like, would you be able to direct me to the league settings post?

  63. Marti Harris says:
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    who is the starting second baseman for the Diamondbacks now if Ketel Marte is going to be the starting outfielder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilmer

      • peacecoast says:
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        some value there

  64. brett says:
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    What would you bid on tatis? 100 budget? 12 teams minimum bid is $1. To compare Jose Martinez went for 11 opening weekend last year when he was hyped up.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $16

  65. Chris says:
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    In a shallow league and my team has some redundancies:

    1. Robles or Mallex?

    2. Piscotty or Dahl?

    Thinking Robles and Dahl are the ones to stick with here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles — Dahl

  66. erad says:
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    I pay $9.99 for an ad-free Razzball, so damnit I’m gonna post my team if I want to!

    10 team 6×6 w OPS and K/9 – 5 keepers – only 3 pick ups per week, so pitching carries a little more weight since harder to stream

    All hail this glorious razz inspired squad:

    C. Jorge Alfaro
    1B. Joey Gallo
    2B. Jose Altuve (K)
    3B. Jose Ramirez
    SS. Trea Turner
    CI. Luke Voit
    MI. Jean Segura
    OF. David Dahl
    OF. Aaron Judge (K)
    OF. Domingo Santana
    OF. Michael Conforto
    OF. Cedric Mullins
    UT. Max Muncy
    UT. Jake Bauers
    BN. Ketel Marte
    NA. Vlad JR (K)

    P. Jack Flaherty
    P. Trevor Bauer
    P. Shane Bieber
    P. German Marquez
    P. Jose Leclerc
    P. Cody Allen
    P. Shane Greene
    P. Blake Parker
    P. SirAnthony Dominguez
    BN. Tyler Glasnow
    BN. Chris Paddack
    BN. Nick Pivetta
    BN. Andrew Heaney

    Thanks as always for the great content here – one of the best sites out there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ad-free is awesome, right? Your team’s a mess tho– Kidding! I like the hitting and pitching, I think you have 3 aces, and solid depth on pitching… Your hitting looks stacked even if you have Altuve and Jo-Ram who I wouldn’t own

      • erad says:
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        Dude whoever approved that feature deserves a raise!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One Raisel coming up!

  67. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Are you buying on Julio Urias? I fall for the Dodgers rotation merry-go-round every year, but what can I say, I’m an addict.

    Pitching staff currently is as follows:

    -Trevor Bauer
    -Miles Mikolas
    -Luis Castillo
    -Shane Bieber
    -Nick Pivetta
    -Tyler Glasnow
    -Ross Stripling
    -Chris Paddack

    Would you lose any of them for Urias, or would you hold? Tbh, Glasnow’s got me worried after that spring performance and word that he’s “experimenting” with his mechanics….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  68. Cohen says:
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    Grey, got Story at ss and Mondesi at 2b/ss
    Using Schoop as my util
    I could of grabbed Tatis and dropped Schoop
    You think it was a mistake not grabbing Tatis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, it’s fine

      • Cohen says:
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        Cool u made me feel better, lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  69. Jurickson Brofar says:
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    Pete Alonso is now up. Should we care? Do you like him more than Hosmer now?

  70. Murphy's Bleacher says:
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    Auction keeper league: Was just offered Tatis at $1 for my Mondesi at $23. Tatis would be $4 and $7 the next two years…Do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  71. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

    my maeda/ryu/ozuna or giancarlo/caleb smith/richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  72. CT Wahoo says:
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    12 team mixed 6×6 with 45 IP minimum per week

    Runs/HR/RBI/SB (net)/BA/OPS
    Wins/Losses/ERA/WHIP/Kper9/Saves+Holds

    C – Cervelli
    1B – Santana
    2B – Shaw
    3B – Chapman
    SS – Semien
    CI – B. Anderson
    MI – Murphy
    OF: Yelich, McCutchen, Pham, Nimmo
    UTIL – K. Davis
    SP: Verlander, Carrasco, Castillo, Hendricks, Stripling, McHugh, Strahm
    RP: Yates, Alvarado, Vizcaino, Strickland, Pressly

    Given how much value I found at SP in the mid to late rounds, I probably overdid it by taking two aces early. I also know I’m hurting on steals, but think I should be pretty good everywhere else. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the team, not sure about Anderson, but that’s fine if you like him… Also, might be a little light on OPS… Your pitching is stacked

      • CT Wahoo says:
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        Yeah. I wanted Lamb at that CI spot, but he got snagged a couple picks before me. Best FA options for CI appear to be Bell, Bruce, Bour and Kang. You like any of those more than Anderson?

        Thanks for the reply Grey.

  73. Cable says:
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    12 team H/H Points…start 5 SP & 2 RP per week plus all hitters listed

    thoughts on team and where to improve..thanks

    C..Barnhart
    1B..Smoak (M Olson IR)
    2B..Merrifield
    3B..Suarez
    SS..T Turner
    OF..Robles
    OF..Hoskins
    OF..Puig
    DH.. T Shaw ( Ohtani IR)

    SP..Scherzer
    SP..Wheeler
    SP..Tanaka
    SP..Tailon
    SP..Bauer
    SP..S Gray
    SP..Pivetta
    SP..D Rodrriquez
    SP..Lucchesi

    RP..Yates
    RP..Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak’s terrible — no Alonso around? I don’t love Merrifield either… Scherzer is fine in points I guess, but Gray and Tanaka give me the willies

      • Cable says:
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        Scherzer 3rd highest scorer in league last year only hope for repeat….agree with Smoak….Tanaka will get me W’s ….Gray where I got him 2nd to last pick in 22rd draft

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I get it about Scherzer, that’s why I said fine in points

  74. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, have you adjusted the SS and overall rankings for Tatis and the others yet? They still look the same to me, and I just wanna make sure it’s not my cookies or something. Second draft tonight and I wanna make sure my rankings are up to date, been with you guys for years and can’t wait for this season! Thanks as always for your sage advice, Fantasy Lothario!

  75. peacecoast says:
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    can tomorrow fucking get here already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LET’S GO

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        It’s tomorrow here but no baseball, weirdly. Must be something wrong with the space-time continuum.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can I get some stock advice for Friday? Any futures bet?

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Short your pork bellies.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What about the orange futures, Mortimer?

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Don’t like ’em. Profit margins getting squeezed.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe

  76. Sea Hags says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I’m getting excited this Opening Day Eve and had a trade offer come thru that has me at a standstill.

    Keep forever league, standard categories plus OPS, ignoring positions, who would you rather keep? I am the Soto owner and was offered Lindor. What’s Grey do in this situation????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Man, that’s tough… I guess Lindor

  77. Shopgurrrl says:
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    What’s your take on Holland this year? I’m concerned about the velocity decrease.

    I grabbed LeClerc, but missed out on the rest of the closers in the draft, so I picked up Holland off of waivers. I’m not too worried, because I usually cobble together a great bullpen in-season as guys lose the closing gig. However, if I can use the roster slot someplace else, I’d also be fine dropping Holland and punting saves until I can shape my pen the way I want it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s going to save 25 games and be atrocious while doing it

  78. Cable says:
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    H/H points what SPers would a Merrifield trade bring back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, maybe Carrasco-type?

      • cable says:
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        thanks……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. erad says:
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    Bird at 1B tomorrow, Voit DH

    Still too early to see how this shakes out with Hicks on the shelf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      If we can trust in one thing in life, it’s that Greg Bird will @!#$ it up somehow.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Fungazi: This

  80. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in 12 team mixed leagues, OF waiver wire looks super barren. I’m thinking catcher questions will be replaced with OF questions. “Calhoun or Pillar?” all summer long. I feel like it used to be deeper even 2 years ago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Pillar or Kiermaier?

      • YC says:
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        I was in Disney World last summer and saw someone wearing a Pillar authentic jersey. Isn’t there like a minimum threshold for player jerseys? I wanted to ask the guy “he’s borderline rosterable in 12 team mixed leagues, there’s no one else you like more?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, that is very funny, YC

    • Dan says:
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      Jose martinez – tyler white- avisail garcia?

  81. Lucky Dog says:
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    One of these years I wanna see Grey get all meta & just casually drop one of his teams in the comments asking for advice ninja-style instead of doing a 600 word write-up about his team.he should also ask the obligatory “should I trade Nolan Arenado for Justin Thrner, Adolis Chapman & a handfuls of magic beans?” question ah the end.

    Then a bunch of Razz randos can trash the team or compliment it.

    Then Grey can chime in with “agree with BigCock37”.

    That should definitely be a thing.

    Can the season just start already? Oh, wait – it did. MLB is just so dumb that no one noticed. Facepalm emoji.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who says all these comments aren’t me doing that with different names?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Holy. Shit.

    • peacecoast says:
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      someone writes “cock” in a comment, I come to witness

      • peacecoast says:
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        did that come off gay?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Dang, and I only said it once, too.

        I kinda feel like I’ve summoned Beetlejuice, only much much gayer.

        Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  82. William Hung says:
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    First the Mets sign DeGrom to an extension and now they are letting Pete Alonso start the year with the big club?!?!? Should I be worried that the Mets are making smart baseball decisions?!?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

      • hot corner says:
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        The MLB CBA runs out in a couple of years and everyone knows that there will be changes to the service time rules. No sense holding a guy down to gain an extra year in 5 years when the rules will change in 2 years.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Is it wrong that I wanted DeGrom to pitch angry and hunting for a contract?

      It feels wrong. I’m sure he’ll be fine, but I hate owning players who just had a Brinks Truck backed up onto their front lawn.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  83. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 obp

    rendon/puig/maeda for stanton/j turner/caleb smith/trevor richards

    My starting 5 OF Ozuna/puig/Soto/Marte/Meadows/Laureano/Bader/Lowe
    CI Goldy/Rendon/Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, why are you trying to get rid of Stanton?

      • big league choo says:
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        no im trying to trade for him. i have puig/rendon/maeda

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then what happened with the 1st trade for Stanton?

  84. William Hung says:
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    *runs to see projections for Alonso – sees 73/29/85/.264 in 531 ABs

    C’mon Grey: you know it’s gonna be 100/50/184/.270 in 531 ABs

    Alonso hype train steamrolling past the 7 train

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, choo choo!

  85. Moon Shots says:
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    I drafted Tatis and Alonso in my NL Only in the late rounds. I expected Alonso up to begin the year but with Tatis i am laughing all the way to the bank. I now have an empty NA slot to fill and it seems this year the prospect barrel is down to the dregs with most guys starting in the majors (Robles, Tatis, Paddack, Alonso, Reyes, etc). Senzel and Hiura are already owned in my league so im thinking maybe Ian Happ is the best bet? What are your thoughts on him putting the work in in AAA and coming back to provide value? Ive been on the Happ train the last few years and been disappointed but hey the upside is still there right?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that works for me on Happ

    • Cram It says:
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      Happ compared to no other option, sure.

  86. Zach Zelasko says:
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    Hey Grey! 10 team H2H 6×6 ops and holds

    I got trade requested already this early. Which side wins the trade? I need a pitcher that can get strikeouts and he needs an infielder that can steal.

    Giving up Villar for Marquez

    PS. I already have Trea, Mondesi, Baez, and Trout

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, do you need German?

      • Zach says:
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        Starters go:
        Strasburg
        Wheeler
        Luchessi
        Rodriguez
        Ryu
        Skaggs
        McCugh

        So I firgured it could use a boost

  87. howie2978 says:
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    Hey Grey! As always, thanks for all the good stuff!

    Yahoo H2H 10 team keeper league (team listed below). Was thinking:

    1. Add Camargo with empty roster spot with Olson on DL (I need another CI, MI, or 1B)
    2. Drop W. Castillo for Julio Urias (Hill out a couple weeks)
    3. Drop Bradley Jr. or M. Barnes for Strahm.

    Also on waivers: Musgrove, Matz,

    Any thoughts? Thanks!!!

    My team:

    C: Ramos
    1B: Muncy (was Olson)
    2B: Mondesi
    3B: J. Ramirez
    SS: Bogaerts
    CI: Shaw
    MI: (empty) (was Muncy)
    OF: Yelich, Acuna, Judge, Benintendi, Dahl
    Util: Meadows
    BN: Bradley Jr., W. Castillo

    SP: Scherzer, Bieber, Eovaldi, Kikuchi, Porcello, Happ
    RP: Osuna, Leclerc, Giles
    BN: Hill, Barnes

    DL: Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yes 3. JBJ

      • howie2978 says:
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        Oh, Adames also available…would you rather have adames than camargo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  88. True and Correct says:
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    Is Fantasy Pros a respected prognosticator ?
    If so, I guess my season is over before it starts. Projected for 10th place, with no team strengths and b.avg. as my only weakness. Treasure or Trash ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I don’t buy their projections

      • True and Correct says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. Vegas Ships says:
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    Morning Grey, greetings from Vegas!

    I’m late to the show this year, have 2 drafts tonight, going with your rankings. Both leagues are Roto, one uses OPS, the other OBP. Use the same rankings for both leagues? Assuming yes, as it’s one category out of 5. Sorry for making an ass of U and Me ;)

  90. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Wily Peralta for Julio Urias? Thanks!

  91. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

    trying to trade for stanton right now

    1)my puig/rendon/maeda for stanton/turner/caleb smith

    2) puig/rendon/maeda/ryu dor stanton/c seager/smith/richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu for Seager is better

      • big league choo says:
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        thanks as always trying to make up for trading away peter alonso for heaney/honeywell. Ozuna trade was declined, he countered with stanton for puig/rendon/maeda. You would do the first deal though too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  92. packers2018 says:
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    I haven’t had a chance to read all the comments today so if this question has been addressed I apologize.

    I have JUP on the IR. need to set my weekly lineup today. Is M. Smith good to go? I see roster resources has him leading off.

    Thank You, and good luck on all your teams. You and Rudy take down those other Perts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! I don’t think Mallex is good to go, but I haven’t heard either way

  93. Boomer19 says:
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    Offered Tim Anderson for my Strahm. Anderson would be a upgrade to Escobar. Is it worth the switch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Anderson

  94. Trickrey says:
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    In a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league, currently not rostering a catcher but also have an abundance of outfielders. Would you trade George Springer for JT Realmuto if you had too many outfielders? Also was offered JT for Eloy straight up if that’s better…

    Can only start 3 OFs and 1 Util and currently have Betts, Soto, Springer, Dahl, Domingo, and Eloy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  95. peacecoast says:
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    Lindor hurt again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • William Hung says:
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        so glad I was able to snag Story with my first pick. Losing Lindor for “x” number of days/weeks will hopefully not hurt me too much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that sucks

  96. Cram It says:
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    I didn’t know you could see the draft order already in ‘Perts tonight. This changes everything!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really?! *goes to look* Great, I can get Jo-Ram and Lindor!

      • Cram It says:
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        Hope you do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, then Kershaw

  97. ev says:
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    Should I trade Tatis for Paddack in a non keeper league where trea turner is my ss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  98. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Wily Peralta for Julio Urias? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  99. Wendy Scott says:
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    Should I trade tatis for Paddack in a non keeper daily league where my ss it trea truner

    • Wendy Scott says:
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      Its a daily points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  100. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Motherf#$&ing Hey, Home-Grey!!!!!!

    Gosh, I’ve missed you. I swear I will shack up with you over the winter sometime, but I’m just always so busy.

    Anyway, I grabbed Meadows really late in my draft and I’m in love with the idea of TB being full of sleeper batters . . . that said, I’m now wondering if I should grab Tatis over him. Positions don’t really matter right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where the hell you been? Tatis over Meadows

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Lurrrrrrrve yas!

        What can I say, this prodigal commenter was lost, and now I’m found.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You better be!

  101. Nick says:
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    Hi grey,

    Dynasty!

    A guy offered his BUM for my Andujar,

    he has top pitchers :
    Degrom/ Kluber / Sale / Carrasco/ Flaherty / BUM / (Lester)
    RPs: Strop/Chapman/May/Givens/Pressly/Barnes

    he asked for a batter between (or combo): Pete Alonso, Hampson, Andujar, Tim Anderson?(or Adames)

    but with Pete Alonso as the starting 1B, i may replace and deal José Abreu !! who could turn in a bust this year!

    what about Abreu for Flaherty or Carrasco ?
    other option: combo a SS/2B with one of his RP?

    • Nick says:
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      my pitchers are :

      SP : Mikolas / Hamels / Glasnow / Lucchesi / T.Williams / Woodruff
      RP : Giles /Robertson
      Bench : Honeywell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not own Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu for Carrasco or Flaherty works for me

  102. Drew says:
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    Thoughts on trying to sell Tatis now that he’s made the squad? Would you move him for Freeman in a 16-team OPS keeper? Freeman would replace abreu and I’ve got mondesi at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman

  103. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ooof, sorry about Lindor. “moderate” ankle sprain sounds like he’s missing at least april, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Mondesi at SS, then Polanco at MI, then whoever at UTIL, so not end of world… Plus, waivers are April 9th… But yeah not great

  104. Warren S says:
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    12 team mixed H2H.
    Keep 6 – who do I cut? Do I keep a pitcher as one of my 6?
    Inquiring minds would like some help!
    Harper
    Stanton
    Rizzo
    Hoskins
    Machado
    Mondesi
    Rendon
    Bogarts
    Sale
    Buehler
    Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper
      Stanton
      Xander
      Sale
      Machado
      Mondesi

      kinda wanna go that way, but you can go many ways… Hoskins, Rizzo are on cusp

  105. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here are some me things that will happen tomorrow:

    Urena and Freeland will allow fewer ERs between them than Scherzer and deGrom.

    Greg Bird will homer twice.

    5 different Brewers will hit a homer run.

    The Royals and Blue Jays will score more than 20 runs combined.

    The Diamondbacks will be shut out and have 3 or fewer hits.

    Madison Bumgartner will pitch 3.2 innings and take a loss.

    Mike Trout will homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best bold predictions post yet! You get any eyes on Merrill Kelly this spring?

      • peacecoast says:
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        his FB was like 89-90? yesterday and got shelled

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, thought I heard that… Does not sound good

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I did not. I will try right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanking you advance

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I didn’t until just now. Watched 3 innings from yesterday.

        He’s not going to strike guys out. Probably won’t walk many. He’s a pretty legit 4 pitch guy with command who looks like he’s going to use all the quadrants. I think he’ll be able to limit hard contact with good sequencing.

        Box score for the innings I saw reflected poorly but really only one hard hit ball on a hanger to Abreu. I can see him as a possibility for streaming and match ups. Not a whole lot more than that but some pitchability and a plan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Oaktown! I’ve heard some really interesting things on him (possible 8+ K/9, solid command), and have heard terrible things on him (velocity waning, Korean strike zone is huge and Ks won’t translate)… I bought one share in an NL-Only league (home league, don’t discuss it on site)… Interested in seeing what he can do, I have a feeling he’s a 4th SP in NL-Only and streamer everywhere else

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Not a bad buy there. Mechanics look sound so good chance to eat some innings. Humidor. Starts against the Giants. The quality of the stuff limits the upside I’d guess. I’d also guess ks in the low 7s range

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I got him for free, so we’ll see… I’m not overly excited about his prospects, but I think a wide range of possibilities is out there for him too

    • ryanoger says:
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      I second what grey said, thanks for the predictions! Happy opening day eve oaktown.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      And in related news, now we know everyone at Oaktown Steves roster, and who he avoided.

      lol – good to “see” ya Oaky. Go A’s.

  106. Bodungury says:
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    Paddack, Strahm, or Woodruff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff

      • Dan says:
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        I have jose martinez. Hold him or try tyler white or avisail garcia? Slim pickings in my league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          White

  107. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Everyone who posts their teams clearly followed your rankings haha. Like everyone asking how they did getting Baez, Mondesi, Dahl, Bieber etc. I can’t hate I have all of them too. There’s a ridiculous nbc sports video on guys to not draft and they’re like Mondesi and Baez are too risky… anyway I think everyone’s following your rankings so closely bc you were spot on last year. Thanks as always going for the 2-peat this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just don’t 3-peat, Pat Riley trademarked that

  108. Worm Burner says:
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    In redraft, would you consider moving Soto plus 3 chump-dumps for Gary sanchez / Vlad jr / Hader / Berrios?

    Trade analyzer of $28 for Soto doesn’t have the hype added in yet.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not, but it sounds fair

  109. Johnson says:
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    C – Yasmani Grandal
    1B- Matt Carpenter
    2B – José Ramírez
    3B – Anthony Rendon
    SS – José Peraza
    OF – Ronald Acuña Jr.
    OF – Yasiel Puig
    OF- Andrew McCutchen
    Util – Justin Smoak, D. Santana, Belt, Soler, Gurriel Jr.

    SP – Trevor Bauer , Patrick Corbin, Ross Stripling, Joe Musgrove, Reynaldo López, Pablo Lopez, Jimmy Nelson, Andrew Heaney (putting both on IL and picking up 2 more pitchers)
    RP – José Leclerc, José Alvarado

    Used Rudy’s rankings to get this team in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP/QS league. Any glaring issues? Thinking of grabbing Kike instead of Lourdes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then ask Rudy! Kidding… It looks solid, I like the hitting and pitching up until a point, I don’t like backend of your staff nor the bench bats, aside from Domingo

  110. DonnieB says:
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    Is it worth rostering Julio Urias in a Keeper League over Romo if I already have Osuna and Giles? Also,there are usually closers available later in the year. It’s a 12 team Roto. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess

  111. Dr Sauce says:
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    Bit of a blah question … 12 team, head to head, 5X5
    Threw Tatis in my lineup at utility over Renfroe. Renfroe now my only bench bat. Is he worth a hold or would you rather take a chance on one of the Marlin starters (they are all available), Sergio Romo (potential sagnof), maybe Enrique Hernandez (given news he will start at 2b and has nice positional flexibility, Mcneil or Franny Reyes
    We start 5 SP and 4 RP … Pitching staff includes; SP – Bauer, Flaherty, Marquez, Ed-Rod, Castillo, Paddack, Peralta, Heaney (to DL once Angels make the move) RP – Leclerc, Hader, Siranthony, Hicks, Peacock, Parker
    Thanks as always …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Caleb Smith a lot

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Done, good call, thanks.
        Given the above move would you prefer Heaney or Scooter for an IR spot? Mondesi is my current 2b.
        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heaney should be back in a week or two

  112. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 teams, h2h, 8×8, saves and holds 8 bench spots . What do you think about this team?
    Thanks in advance

    C castillo
    1B Rizzo
    2B Altuve
    3B Bryant
    SS Schoop
    CI Donaldson
    MI Escobar
    OF Acuna
    OF Desmond
    OF Kepler
    OF Odubel
    Uti Cron
    Uti Lamb
    BN Mancini

    SP Strassburg, Archer, RYu, Stripling, Berrios, Matz
    RP Diaz, Treinen, Wade Davis, Familia, Hader, Leclerc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think the team looks like a deeper league than 10 teams.. Don’t love Archer, you have a ton of RPs, which is fine I guess… Don’t love Donaldson, Kepler, Lamb, Altuve… It’s okay, in 8×8, Altuve is likely better than normal 5×5

  113. SallyCips says:
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    Heya!

    Hope things are good! Finally put Olsen on the IL, should I grab Kang or Wendle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wendle

      • Sally Cips says:
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        Grazie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De noche!

  114. GanGGreen says:
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    Can you pick 2 for pickups in my rotisserie league. Derek rodriguez,fredy peralta, sonny gray, and learue or whoever his name is from the padres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Learue? What?

  115. John says:
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    Hey Grey, Donaldson for Kikuchi? What say you?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi, could backfire

      • John says:
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        You mean like Donaldson could stay healthy and rake and Kikuchi could be mediocre right?

        • frankgrimes says:
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          No. He hates Donaldson.

  116. big league wood says:
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    Sup Coach,

    Streamonator is into Shoemaker for the start at home v Detriot. Looks from a prior comment you are out. Thoughts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him and am not starting him yet, I wanna see him throw one 1st

      • big league wood says:
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        Cool. Have fun watching all the games tomorrow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  117. Man San says:
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    Which closer/reliever would you take as insurance? I already own Leclerc, Alvarado, Boxberger, Strickland, and Bradley

    Colome
    Britton
    Holland
    Pressley
    Brasier
    Romo
    C.J. Edwards
    Wily Peralta
    Hirano
    Jimenez
    Rosenthal
    Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  118. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    I need to drop someone for Tatis. Keeper league 12 team daily moves league. Would you cut Gregory Polanco or Woodruff? Both are $1 keeper options. We have 3 IL spots so keeping Polanco would allow me to pick up another player once he goes on the IL. Current staff is: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddock, Strahm, Peacock, Urias, Woodruff.

    Thanks

  119. Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    NL only with OBP over average, total bases added and net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added. h2h 10 teamer keep 3 at previous season’s ADP prices
    C molina (could’ve gone senzel here, would’ve needed to, 8)
    1B freeman (K, 2)
    2B legs mcneil (13)
    SS peraza (5)
    3B kang (10)
    MI kike (starting now in real life over c.taylor’s horrible ass, 17, and can play all over the place)
    CI franco
    OF (4) harper (K, 1), rhysus 1B (K, 3), conforto (6), bader (12)
    util (1) franchy (good side platooner, 20)
    BN wong (22)
    SP: stressbird (4), castillo (7), lucchesi (11), lester (14, gotta have more value than the hot rookies going around here in a QS starts league), matz (18), richards (21), wainwrong (24)
    RP (room for 4): k-rob (9), kelly (15), steck (19, conley is out there too), edwards (25)
    NA (1): touki (23)

    what youse think. ended up spending .628, .258, .114 here.

    • Grey

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      Looks like a solid NL-nly team, I think you might be light on power, though your OF could be underprojected on power and make up for it… It’s solid either way… I like your pitching, but Wainwright is a bozo

      • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        yeah, but it’s QS, he goes deep (badly) a lot of the time. not good starters out there obv

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  120. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 Tm AL Only

    I have a CI spot I need to fill for Matt Duffy starting the year on the IL. How much FAAB would you spend on Greg Bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zero dollar bids? I’d go $16

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        No zero bids. Hate to waste a ton on him if he gets sent down when hicks comes back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But you need him, no? Meh, I guess $8

  121. Braves UK says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sorry, more Tatis questions:

    15 team roto with OBP

    I have Tatis at MI, but also have no 2B (LeMahieu)
    I could get Travis Shaw to be my 2B in exchange for Tatis and some bits

    Is Shaw a good return or keep Tatis or aim higher?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Shaw

      • Braves UK says:
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        Good, thanks!

        He’s asked for Voit plus Tatis for Shaw – still ok, yes?

        • frankgrimes says:
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          Meh

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice, Grimey, didn’t see this when I dropped the meh

            • frankgrimes says:
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              Simpatico!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  122. Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    doing a 400 budget 20 team auction (4 teams havne’t shown up and i doubt they stay in league, we’ll dispersal draft them off later if so), so far trout went for like 90, i got story and harper for their adjusted OPS rates for a total of 122. roto dynasty

    • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      in future years the contracts mean nothing, just snake draft keep up to near full roster.

      • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        got rhysus for 46, now only about 88 left for the other hitters if i stick to budget. vlad for 81, trout for 96. correa for 56 (HAHAHAHA)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

          • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            now got cruz (23), OPS rater would have him over 50, clevinger (31, last good pitcher left after corbin went for near 40), marquez (20, got lucky he was nominated well after the SP overbidding time), morrow (8, top guys are going for like 30)

  123. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Looking to fine tune before the week resumes. I have Josh James and Tyler Skaggs. Should I consider dropping one / both for Trevor Richards and/or Brandon Lowe? Just looking for bench players now.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      James for Richards

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Thanks!

  124. Perfect Game says:
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    Read article today on MLB.com that Cora is playing coy with who will be closing for the BoSox and won’t announce it until tomorrow. I currently have Matt Barnes as one of my closers and starting to wonder if it will be Brasier or someone else or committee. He commented he’s known since last November.

    Not many closers left in my league and I don’t want to be left out of the saves dept. and thinking of a pre-emptive move. Should I drop him and get someone like Colome (names ChiSox closer) or Strop (could keep job even if Morrow returns in mid-May)?

    • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      so he admits he’s just being a douche to fantasy owners for no reason then. neat guy

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Exactly! He needs to think about others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Colome

  125. Andrew says:
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    morrow, jeffries or minter worth a stash?
    most likely to close sooner then later
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Morrow

  126. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Hola Grey-

    Thoughts on Kikuchi? Would you drop him for any of these guys?……Dereck Rodriguez, B Woodruff, Musgrove,, Rodon, Eovaldi, K Hendricks, F Peralta, Maeda, Julio Urias, Brad Peacock or Trevor Williams? Thank you much.

    Reply

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  127. Gotime says:
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    Might not get this but I’ll try tonight
    For weekly lock from Thursday until after Sunday.
    A) Pick 2 to play:
    Bader 4 @ Mil
    Laureano 4 vs LAA
    Escobar 4 @ LAD
    B) Wins and QS: pick 1 Woodruff vs Stl
    Maeda vs Ari (still not confirmed yet but should be on Sat)
    or chance Price coming out of the bullpen @ Sea

  128. zach jany says:
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    Romo, boxberger, or parker. Who gets the job 1st

    • Long Bawls says:
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      The early tapeworm gets the salad!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Romo will lead Marlins in saves before he gets traded

  129. frankgrimes says:
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    Morales to As? Wut?
    He’s going to play first or Krush in OF?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      amd hurts my Pinder breakout prediction.

      • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        good for some leagues where k.davis lost OF.

  130. Play Ball says:
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    Pete Alonso or Voit? Or is it a wash?

      • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        when hicks is back neither of voit/bird are guaranteed yet. i’d assume voit’s in better shape in that though.

  131. Long Bawls says:
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    Youse guys would take (his) Severino/Freeman/Kimbrel for (my) Hader/Robles-OF/Muncy, right?

    I realize I’m singing Hootie’s big hit here, but it seems like a scary no-brainer, if there is such a thing.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Eh I doubt I would but depends on league/lineup.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        Interesting! Thanks. We’re 12 teams, 6×6. The deal could be a colossal dud but I feel like you always want the best player in a trade and that’s Freeman (maaaaybe). TBD…

  132. Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    ok, that took 5 hours and 12 minutes, even with the shortest nominate time and bid time possible. 500 players start up dynasty auctions take a while. one guys has more prospects than prospect slots, no 1B/2B at MLB level and V2 as his only SP (and spent so much on acuna/trout/mookie/arenado in the first 7 picks total that he had 3.36 per slot for the last 21 slots). i made a major mistake in this, using the war room i added a 2nd util since war room doesn’t have “IF” as an option. this would’ve been fine if i remembered that to the piece of paper i was writing the team down on, but when i got cruz (23) and later otani (19) this became an issue. it sounds like i might be able to trade cruz though. in future seasons their are no contracts, we can keep up to 10 prospects and every hitting slot (except the IF and the 4th OF) and up to 5 SP, and 5 RP.

    20 team roto with slugging and OBP added and QS and K/9, saves and holds over saves. 1400 max innings. 400 budget (so adjusting from OPS/QS rater it was 1.54 times those 260 based numbers)
    C iannetta (1)
    1B rhysus LF (46)
    2B mcneil (5)
    SS story (53)
    3B mostsuckass (14)
    IF ketel one 2B/SS (4)
    LF bauers 1B (12)
    CF laureano (12, cost more since steals fear after peraza and mallex went earlier)
    RF harper CF (69)
    OF kiermaier CF (3, had i known peraza/bader/mallex would all be between 17-20 i’d have gone after one of them harder, didn’t at the time)
    util cruz (23, FAR lower than the OPS rater says he’s worth)
    BN (will have 1 or 2 of these later)
    DL (5) otani (19)
    NA (10): brujan (the top 100 guys got mostly ransacked here, some left to get coming up)

    SP: clevinger (thor went for 56, 31 here, corbin for 39)
    – marquez (20, would’ve went higher if needed)
    – happ (14, good value, BUT had i known l.castillo was later 14 i’d have waited)
    – ed-rod (11)
    – ryu (8)
    – matz (2)
    RP (5): giles (15)
    – raise the church (12)
    – buttrey (1)

    DL: (5): morrow (8)
    NA (10): puk (10)

    see how this looks, war room set for as deep as it goes says fine

  133. josh howell says:
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    Any suggestions on where I can improve my team, or overall critiques on it? Standard H2H scoring.
    C – Tucker Barnhart
    1B – Max Muncy
    2B – Jeff McNeil
    3B – Anthony Rendon
    SS – Jorge Polanco
    2B/SS – Niko Goodrum
    3B/1B – Miguel Andujar
    OF – J.D. Martinez
    OF – Juan Soto
    OF – Mallex Smith
    OF – Victor Robles
    OF – Trey Mancini
    UTIL – Tyler White
    BE – Didi Gregorious
    BE – Scooter Gennett

    SP – Jameson Tallion
    SP – Mike Clevinger
    SP – Hyun-Jin Ryu
    SP – Jose Berrios
    RP – Arodys Vizcaino
    RP – Mychal Givens
    P – Trevor Williams
    P – Nathan Eovaldi
    BE – Mike Foltynewicz
    BE – Jimmy Nelson

  134. Keith says:
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    Hampson, Bader or Renfroe?

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