First Charlie Blackmon, now Freddie Freeman…Somebody check on Reggie Cleveland! Welp, this sucks. That’s me cutting to the chase quicker than the editors of the Fast & Furious movies. “Um, Vin Diesel’s been talking for like seven seconds, don’t we have any tire spinning footage?” That’s the editors cutting to the chase. There’s also the Entourage editors, who tried to cut around Chase. Or Ruben Tejada who would like to cut Chase. Any hoo! Freddie Freeman tested positive for Covid and is battling a fever. Besides the fear for Freeman, if something serious happens to a player, baseball’s not happening this year. Other players will walkout, and I wouldn’t blame them. Sorry, I know that’s no fun to hear, but you’re not here to be lied to. As for fantasy, these Covid positive tests are super hard to predict for projections and rankings. Of course, if drafting right now; you can’t draft Freddie Freeman in the top 20 overall. Not sure you can draft him in the top 50 overall, but that’s about where I’d risk it, and have updated my top 20 1st basementop 100 and top 500. I did blow the dust off my landscape architect degree and hedge with my new ranking of Freeman by not updating his projections. It’s just impossible to know if he’ll be out for two-to-three weeks, and fine for near the start of the season, or miss the whole season. Unknown risk is baked into his new ranking, but I left projections. Putting aside “Let the kids play,” MLB has adopted a new slogan for this season:  “Play!” “What? No, it’s not safe.” “I said, “Play!” Anyway, here’s what else I saw for fantasy baseball:

Touki Toussaint – Tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic. I am no epidemiologist. In fact, I originally wrote, I am no endometriosis, because autocorrect told me that was what I wanted. So, take this with a grain of salt, but I’m not yet moving any players in my rankings who are asymptomatic. In Rudy’s auction rankings, they are all docked — Steamer auction rankings.

Will Smith – Tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic. I’m fading setup man post-shutdown so give me all the shares of Mark Melancon and not The Fresh Prince Of ‘Don’t Share Your’ Air.

Delino DeShields – Tested positive for Covid, and is symptomatic. He agreed to announce the results, but keeping a secret who has Covid is going as well as you’d imagine. Basically, it has been this:  Reporter, “Is it a hammy? Calf? Elbow? Knee? Back? Concussion?” Manager just has a blank stare. Reporter, “Sounds like Covid.” MLB didn’t ever think of process of elimination apparently.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Possibly Covid. My enthusiasm for MLB goes through major swings and misses. I have the Joey Gallo of enthusiasm.

Yordan Alvarez – Hasn’t arrived yet at camp. Dusty Baker said league rules state he can’t say why. Haha, that’s the best one yet. MLB, “Don’t report Covid.” MLB teams, “Can we wink-wink?” MLB, “I guess a wink-wink is fine.”

Jose Urquidy – Dusty Baker says Urquidy is out with an undisclosed “condition.” Ha, gotta love Dusty.

Miguel Sano – Tested positive for Covid. Word to the wise, take someone’s temperature before kidnapping them.

Willians Astudillo – Tested positive for Covid. He’s asymptomatic. Or as every MLB writer seems to be writing “asymptotic.” If you put asymptomatic players on the Y axis, and “writers who use asymptotic” on the X axis, they never touch, but they come close.

Salvador Perez – Tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic. He has 12 days left in quarantine. Imagine reading that last year.

Masahiro Tanaka – Struck on the head by a line drive and will likely be on concussion protocol for a few days. Can we all agree to no non-Covid IL stints for this season?

DJ LeMahieu – Tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic. This is crazy, guys and five girl readers. Seriously, step back and just look at this list of players all with the exact same diagnosis.

Luis Cessa – Positive test and is symptomatic. Hopefully, Cessa bounces back quicker than his namesake, the airline industry.

Aaron Nola – Tested positive for Covid. Maybe instead of a baseball season we could have a Zoom chat.

Zack Wheeler – Will miss at least two starts when his wife gives birth, and is unsure if he’ll return after the child is born. We might need to start keep a running list of pregnant wives like the Chinese government in the 1980s. Rather than move Wheeler all the way to the top 100 starters, I left him in the top 40 starters, but moved him to a tier I wouldn’t draft, because, get this, I would no longer draft him.

Edwin DiazMets might use a closer by committee. Not to pee in your water bottle and call it Lemon-Lime Gatorade, but every team might use a closer by committee.

Genesis Cabrera – Tested positive for Covid. Peter Gabriel leaving ruined Genesis long ago! (That is 100% joke and not accurate at all. I am major Phil Collins stan.)

Giovanny Gallegos – Tested positive for Covid. It feels like there might be a position player pitching as a closer by the time we get to September. Cards could turn back to Carlos Martinez or Alex Reyes as their closer, or Gallegos could be fine by the 1st week of the season.

David Price – Opted out of the season. Apparently, everybody has their price, except for the Dodgers. So, Price will lose $11.8 million in salary, after paying roughly a quarter of a million dollars to all Dodgers’ minor leaguers, and I didn’t draft him in any leagues. This is a rare win-win-win in 2020. I’ve seen some people point to the sky and say, “That, there, flying? That’s Ross Stripling’s fantasy value without Price.” Meh, maybe. Speaking of which, I kinda like Dustin May more. Are we not aware that the Dodgers have 17 other starters, and they like Stripling in middle relief? I actually just drafted Stripling (at 271st overall) in one league yesterday, after this Price news, but I’m still kinda blasé on Stripling having huge value.

Felix Hernandez – Opted out of the season. F-Her said F-This.

Julio Teheran – Tested positive for not being at camp and negative for having an excuse, so everyone is assuming Covid.

Mike Trout – About time we addressed the elephant in the room. Is Mike Trout playing this year? I’d guess yes, since he’s at camp. Is he really showing up at camp and not going to play? I guess it’s possible, but why? Okay, glad I know what’s going on in Mike Trout and his family’s heart more than him, since he’s said he doesn’t know if he’s playing. Ask Grey, he’ll tell you! Second problem here, Trout said he’s absolutely leaving for the birth of his child, so he’s going to miss at least a week or two of the season in an eight-week season, i.e., once he leaves the bubble, he has to quarantine before returning, and test negative twice. So, could he leave and not return? I think it’s possible. So, with much hand-wringing, I have adjusted my Mike Trout ranking in my top 10 for 2020 fantasy baseball. Rudy also moved Trout down in the Steamer auction values. Not dramatically, because this is all so unknown. I’ve heard some fantasy baseball ‘perts say they wouldn’t draft Trout in the first five rounds. That feels extreme, but they’re playing baseball in a pandemic, so everything’s on the table, and untouched by me.

Trevor Bauer – Wants to start every 4th day. Emoji of arrow going up next to his strikeouts with some guy screaming, “STONKS,” but Shruggy the Emoji next to all his other stats. The IP will be nice for strikeouts, but, wow, this could kill people’s ratios.

Tommy Pham – Tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic. Watch, the only ones who will be healthy this season are the ones who never are. “Pretty incredible, but Rich Hill has been the Twins’ most reliable starter. Let’s see if he can retire Jed Lowrie for the third out.”

Jose Martinez – Might’ve tested positive for Covid, but there was no official word. Also, Yonny Chirinos and Chaz Roe aka Baby Fish. Speaking of which, this is going swimmingly!

Welington Castillo – Opted out of playing this year. Coincidentally, teams opted out of wanting to play him this year.

 
  1. Nitro says:
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    Most depressing Grey post ever. Shut it down!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, it wasn’t a Happy Meal to write

  2. toolshed says:
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    It’s been a while since I have commented. This thing is getting uglier by the minute. Seems like many more players are bound to test positive or opt out this year. The risk to the players, staff, and their families members is too great. I think baseball forging ahead despite all of the unknowns will hurt the brand more than it will help. Maybe they should do the right thing and cancel and spin it publicly as the socially responsible thing to do. It may benefit them more in the long run to start thinking that way instead of being dinosaurs when it comes to attracting the younger crowd. They tried and it was a respectable effort. I am ok with no baseball given the circumstances.

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      sad to say but i believe you are correct,appreciate the players that honestly were willing to chance it for the fans but at this point i think its a bad choice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, I think at this point, they’re going ahead with the season, unless something really terrible happens — but this shituation continues to change daily let alone weekly

      • 183414 says:
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        Perhaps, but it’s a joke. A joke for fans; fantasy baseball players, and apparently for the players.
        CEO’s lose their jobs for a lot less than this.
        Tough to draft w/out knowing which wives are pregnant, who is thinking about not playing (you knew Dollittle would be vacillating), who gets sick, etc.
        A lot easier for me to play a daily league once a week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think weekly leagues are going to be extremely tough this year…Daily, or even DFS if you want a taste of fantasy, feels like the way to go

        • Dave D says:
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          The overall winner in NFBC will probably be the one who best follows players on social media and knows how their wives, parents and relatives are doing. I think Ill draft all rookies that are unmarried and away from relatives back in DR or Venezuela or so ething like that. This is nuts!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, so nuts!

        • Tom says:
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          Yah but none of the people working at Dunkin Donuts serving your coffee, or Walmart loading shelves with toilet paper have families.

  3. Nick says:
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    Hum,

    bad news !

    i agree with Toolshed …

    by the way, with Sano and WillSmith going on early IL
    i’d pick either :
    Austin Riley / Nick Madrigal / Stripling

    should go behind Kenley Jansen in dodgers : Treinen / Baez or Graterol?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley and Madrigal

      Treinen — did I miss something on Kenley?

      • Nick says:
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        Waiting for news and covid 19 testing,
        he hasn’t reported to camp and is declared day-to-day

        Riley and Madrigal added +++

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  4. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Wow! Amazing report.

    a. So, yeah lots of guys testing positive – not good.

    b. MLB quote of the day for July 6, 2020

    ‘They didn’t get along. Gehrig thought Ruth was a big-mouth, and Ruth thought Gehrig was cheap. They were both right.’

    Anthony ‘Tony’ Michael Lazzeri, aka ‘Poosh ’em Up’ which was a mistranslation of the Italian for hit it out (a homerun). Anyone who can clarify the mistranslation please do help me. One of only 14 MLB players to complete the natural cycle (single, double, triple. HR in order) with a grand slam to boot. He also holds the AL record for most RBIs in a game (11) on May 24, 1936. He also holds the record for the most RBIs in professional baseball when he hit 60 HRs, 222 RBIs, .355 BA in 1925 for the Salt Lake City Bees. Some of his team mates considered him to be the MVP of the Yankees even though he was overshadowed by Ruth, Gehrig and others.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Tom says:
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      Not sure what I’m missing here but all these players that have currently tested positive did so after a three month lockdown so why do some on this board think that returning to playing under strict guidelines increases the players chances of getting covid? Covid is out there and will remain out there but thankfully it’s not nearly as deadly as we were first told it would be. Being under their teams and MLB’ s watchful eye might protect these players more so than them being idle and practicing social distancing and whatever on their on terms.

      • Cram It says:
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        It’s an unnecessary risk. Why do think the players themselves are opting out of the season?

        • William Hung says:
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          At least we’ll have the Walt Disney NBA!!!!

          • Cram It says:
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            I don’t follow basketball and have no idea what they are doing. Are they trying to start back up?

            • William Hung says:
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              They are using the “Bubble” method – where they are going to have 22 of the 30 teams stay in Disney World isolated from everyone. They are confirming every player on every team is negative before stepping into the bubble, and at that point, the NBA is isolated.

              A few role players have already opted out – no Lebron James type level players have said they weren’t going to play. I know one guy Gordon Hayward said he’ll play up to the point his wife gives birth and then he’ll leave.

              Back to the MLB though – last I read, the Toronto Blue Jays still didn’t have a set plan on where to play…

        • Tom says:
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          The mighty Cram has spoken, ummm not. Covid 19 is not going anywhere so unless you decide to never leave your house again there will be a risk. These players are all young healthy guys and there is little risk to their overall health. Cram you are a guy with an agenda as many of your posts make clear, they also make clear you’re a jackass.

          • Cram It says:
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            Bwahahah. Just answering your question with common sense. Which continues to elude you and the rest of your compadres.

          • Cram It says:
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            It amazes me that you still think this is about fear, and not working together to get this country and our economy back to normal. But I’m the jackass.

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              I mean you’ve always been a jackass….But common sense doesn’t elude you.

              • Cram It says:
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                Haha. That’s fair.

                • William Hung says:
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                  truth

              • Dave D says:
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                Good one , TGK. Cram and I may disagree on some things but he tends to articulate himself pretty well. Albeit with fervor! The directness is refreshing even when I disagree.

              • 183414 says:
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                For the most part, it does !

          • Cram It says:
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            And it would go away, if you STOPPED F’N SPREADING IT. I’m sorry that asking you to wear masks and not hang out at bars and pool parties so you STOPPED F’N SPREADING IT is an agenda to you.

            • Tom says:
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              And rioting in the thousands?

              • Cram It says:
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                Yup, always an easy fallback example for you guys. Forget that AZ, TX and FL have all had record peak numbers and their mayors and governors admitted to opening too soon. Let’s blame protesters.

                • Tom says:
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                  Yah some blame the peaceful families that go to the beach, but the rioting protesters that’s all good, no social distancing necessary.

                • Tom says:
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                  You were the guys that first blamed peaceful protesters that just wanted to go back to work, that all changed when it was your side doing the protesting.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    Blamed peaceful protesters for what?

                    I didn’t condone the Floyd protests as it relates to Covid. Of course they didn’t help. But they’re a drop in the ocean compared to the anti-maskers ignoring all the rules since this began and you’re the reason we’re still in this sh*t 6 months later.

                    You’re making this about peaceful families gathering at a beach vs. rioters as it pertains to your political view. That’s not what I’m talking about.

                    • William Hung says:
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                      I don’t get how with what we know now and are seeing now, there is still an argument over the impact of the spread of this virus

                    • 183414 says:
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                      anti-maskers ??? I have 5 stents in my heart. I walk 10 miles a day. My doctors don’t want me wearing a mask and depriving myself of oxygen, while sucking in CO2.
                      You want to wear a mask while you’re driving a car by yourself. Knock yourself out. Wear one when you’re hiking as well.
                      Damn, Fauci went from masks do nothing to wearing one.
                      Go virtue signal somewhere else.

                    • Common sense! Thanks Andrew!

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                      Locking down the country was likely a bad idea but the Prez thought he had to follow the scientists who turned out to be more politicians than scientists. The CDC,WHO and Gates were all misleading in their “analysis”.We only had herd immunity and a vaccine as options from the start and our economy could not wait for a vaccine.

              • William Hung says:
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                I’ve only seen the stats coming from NY/NJ/Connecticut since that’s where I live, and it appears that we dodged a bullet with the protests as our infection rate has stayed around 1%… so the consensus is that these protests haven’t been a major factor by themselves.

                • Cram It says:
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                  I don’t get it either. I think it’s a political statement now.

                  • William Hung says:
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                    I also noticed that people’s reactions also fall in line with whether or not they personally knew someone who got it and was hospitalized. I know a handful of people who have had it, with 2 of them hospitalized for 2 weeks back in March. The rest were able to recover at home, but one of them took like a month to get rid of their respiratory issues.

            • Tom says:
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              How did that work for HIV?

              • Cram It says:
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                You’re moving the goalposts. I don’t what your point is here.

                • Tom says:
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                  My point is when HIV was t
                  An untreatable death sentence were you telling a certain community to “Stop Fucking Spreading It” ? Because I don’t remember anyone on the left or right for that matter having that blunt a stance.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    I don’t know what people were saying back then. But this is 2020 and it’s not a certain community, it’s everyone. You want to talk about what people were saying during the Spanish Flu now?

                    • Tom says:
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                      HIV is a virus, it’s still with us, so like I said originally Covid 19 is just not going away as much as you implore the people you believe to be there rubes of society “To stop fucking spreading it”.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    Dude, you can’t compare HIV to covid. They’re fundamentally completely different at the biological level. But you know what people do to stop F’N spreading it? They wear protection. Imagine that!

                    • Tom says:
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                      Your right HIV is much harder to contract and basically is spread through sexual contact and millions have died from it and the answer wasn’t telling people to “stop fucking spreading it’.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    So your mindset is, because AIDS never went away, we shouldn’t do anything to contain this and just let everyone COVID. Cool. Helpful.

                    • Tom says:
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                      No my mindset is viruses rarely just go away no matter how much you ask people to “stop fucking spreading it” and finding a successful vaccine is just as rare, so you hope for better treatments and you go on living.

          • toolshed says:
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            Let’s not forget that these young healthy guys have families too. It seems wreckless given all of the unknowns. Who knows what kind of longer term damage covid may cause that could impact their careers.

            • Tom says:
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              Yah but none of the people working at Dunkin Donuts serving your coffee, or Walmart loading shelves with toilet paper have families.

              • Cram It says:
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                What is your point, man? Yes they have families. They also HAVE to work their minimum wage jobs to survive, whereas a millionaire baseball player doesn’t.

                • Tom says:
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                  My point is the same as my original point. The players have the luxury to opt out if they think they will be more at risk, good for them. But where is the science that says then going back to work under the most protective of conditions with massive testing and the best medical care is more risky than them staying home and going about their lives?

                  • Cram It says:
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                    Oh you can’t play the science card now.

                    But who says they’ll be the most protective of conditions? Did you read the plan of how they’ll handle locker room conditions? Team travel?

                    • Philip says:
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                      The argument that it’s as simple as wearing a mask to stop spreading the virus isn’t based in science — it’s a joke. I’m a nurse who takes care of covid patients for a living. Masks CAN prevent droplet transmission, that’s it. Most masks are highly vulnerable and ineffective.

                      Besides, most people get it by touching stuff. Unless you are captain hand sanitizer all day long every time you touch something you are risking the virus.

                      The virus is barely a threat to healthy individuals. Most of my patients would never have known they had the virus except they were tested when addressing some other medical concern; and most of them are over 60 years of age.

                      Folks shouldn’t be stupid. Screaming and chanting for hours while packed into crowds, face masks or not — that’s the epitome of stupid. If you maintain six feet of distance in public you don’t need a mask.

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                      Philip, touching stuff is how you get it. You just contradicted everything the cdc has published. Masks do not prevent the virus. The mask is a barrier to help provide protection. It is a simple thing to understand. So I am sure you walk around your hospital with no mask because it doesn’t offer any kind of barrier or protection. Come on.

                    • Tom says:
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                      Don’t blind Cram with facts he’d rather have his Dogma.

                    • Thanks for your insight Philip

                    • Philip says:
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                      Toolshed, of course we wear masks when tending to patients, and face shields, gowns, etc. We also wear them in the nurses station, but we focus more on staying six feet apart.

                      The surgical mask prevents the non-aerosolized virus from getting in, but if it becomes wet, which isn’t hard to do when it’s near your mouth, it is compromised. Even the N95 mask only protects the wearer, as particles can exit through the filter. Most people, however, don’t wear surgical or N95 masks, they wear cloth masks. Those CAN prevent droplets from entering our noses and mouths (our eyes are vulnerable), but many are porous and certainly are no guarantee of preventing anything from getting past.

                      Screaming and yelling (like in a passionate protest) would fill the air with droplets moving right past the wearer’s mask, and those droplets would land on everyone’s faces and hair and clothing and masks and everything. Touch is Absolutely how it is passed around, and that Does Not contradict the CDC.

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                      Philip, I misinterpreted your original statement. Thanks for clarifying.

      • toolshed says:
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        As of the most recent update from the weekend, A lot of teams still had incomplete or pending results. This was what 5 days of going back to work? More postive tests are coming. Cram it nailed it unnecessary risk to take for a 60 game season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Yeah

      B. Ha, that’s one of the best quotes yet

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!!

        a. Thanks, man!

        b. I’d like to protest to the guy who started a comment which was not related to anything in my comment which opened up a Pandora’s box of comments and I had to press the down arrow key at least 20 times before I got to your reply!!! J/k!

        c. Are you still keeping Puig? I guess I can wait a few more weeks to see if he signs somewhere. Doesn’t look very likely.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          C. I’m holding Puig for now, but I can’t honestly picture any team signing him for an abbreviated season — why spend the money?

        • Tom says:
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          I apologise.

  5. Dave D says:
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    I appreciate the morbid humor, Grey. The Sano line was pure gold! What a wild scenario. Grab your popcorn! Maybe all these asymptomatic COVID guys are who to draft. Theyre getting it out of the way. Whoever develops antibodies first wins!!!

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      dito,Sano line awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, it’s gonna be a wild ride trying to keep things somewhat light while not being insensitive

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, tough task indeed. I will cut you slack for sure. Its a sad day when we feel we have to abandon all humor because it may offend someone. Lenny Bruce must be rolling in his grave. Who’d have thought a decade ago that 2020 would be more restrictive on comedy than 1968?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I won’t be abandoning humor, might even offend some people at some point

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Just don’t offend Ray Flowers again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I learned my lesson!

          • Coolwhip

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            The best of comedy always offends someone… Carlin, Pryor, Chapelle, etc. Comedy reminds us to take a look at ourselves and not take ourselves too seriously. That fact that we can be offended means we are at the height of 1st world problems.

            press ahead, el capitán. *salute*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I will do my best to offend everyone!

            • Dave D says:
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              So true, Coolio!!!

        • Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
          Give me the grace to see a joke,
          To get some humor out of life,
          And pass it on to other folk

          • Grey

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            Haha

          • DonnieB says:
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            Should be the prayer of every liberal.

    • 183414 says:
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      Agree . Sano line was pure gold.

  6. The Great Knoche says:
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    Reporter – “How about any update on their health”
    Dusty (Doing his best Kenny Rogers impression) – “I see you just dropped in to see what condition their condition is in. Yeah, Yeah Oooh-Yeah. Sorry I can’t comment on their condition”

    Also Genesis sucked until Gabriel left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, how dare you!

    • JDB says:
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      Nah, exact opposite bro – Peter Gabriel WAS Genesis.

  7. Sam says:
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    Thank you for keeping us in the loop this whole time!
    I have Caleb smith, Josh jame, and houser as my lower end pitchers in a 10 team h2h… should I drop any for Pearson or rich hill… if so, which? Or just hold?
    Also, thoughts on Puig signing?

    • Grey

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      I’d hold for now on them…Did Puig sign and I missed it?

  8. Sam says:
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    Thank you for keeping us in the loop this whole time!
    I have Caleb smith, Josh jame, and houser as my lower end pitchers in a 10 team h2h… should I drop any for Pearson or rich hill… if so, which? Or just hold?
    Also, thoughts on Puig signing??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See above

  9. everywhereblair

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    Got most of this reflected in the Top 100 SP except for Wheeler…that one slipped by me. I still wouldn’t be drafting him, IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m out on Wheeler now…Unfortch, I think I own him some places already

      • Dave D says:
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        I have him in our Razzball early DC. Ouch!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch, indeed

          • Dave D says:
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            Youll know Im desperate to meet my IP minimums when I start Mike Fiers and Merrill Kelly at Coors Field and hope for the best…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup…Seeing now I think Yoan Moncada tested positive — sigh

              • Dave D says:
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                And Joey Gallo tests positive….ah, the irony!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, Gallo made contact with something

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Tracing to follow…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yup

  10. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    2020 Baseball: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…

    *3 hours later*

    ..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, I like it

  11. Will says:
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    Better move Nick Markakis off your rankings, he opted out today. And of course I have both Wheeler and Trout for this season and I’m guessing neither one comes back from paternity leave.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, okay, I will

    • bigbear says:
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      Which severely hampers his shot of getting to 3000 hits. And a shot at making the HOF.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, yup

  12. LaRockakis says:
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    No Markakis and no Mancini this year. Idefk what to do. Am sad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s gotta hit you the hardest, you’re in my thoughts!

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Spank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of coors

  13. 2021 says:
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    Should I take Freeman #1 for my all COVID team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Easy #1 pick rn

  14. FrankGrimes says:
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    Have you seen Succession? Worth the watch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally, it’s solid

  15. Dave D says:
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    Luis, you-or-I-s positive for COVID too. Did MLB get a bad batch of tests or is it possible MLB guys ate getting it at a much higher rate than other?

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      Grey says:
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      I wonder if they tested some of these guys all in the same room and they infected each other while testing — would you put it past MLB?

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, maybe they didnt change their latex gloves after every test or something like that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With MLB, you can never be too sure

          • Dave D says:
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            Knowing MLB they probably assigned an intern to the task…

    • bigbear says:
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      I was thinking the rate is odd too… The anecdotal math isn’t adding up.

  16. Seano says:
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    Test positive now and play all season! Freeman MVP! that’s a bold move Cotton!

    My keeper league didn’t get to draft before the shutdown so we moved the draft back to the last possible minute. I my expectation is Trout will be thrown back in, but do I try and buy low and keep him for next year. OR do I bid him up in a game a chicken to insure no one gets the bargain. And at what point to I switch from bargain hunter to bidder upper?

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      Haha, as good a call as any at this point on Freeman

      Oh, in a keeper, I’d be buyign Trout for the right price, for sure…Not like he’s never playing baseball again (hopefully)

  17. Unrelated to baseball but Charlie Daniels has passed away after suffering a stroke. An under-rated vocalist and songwriter, he played guitar and a mean fiddle! Big man with a big heart, he certainly loved his music and his country.
    RIP Charlie

    • Grey

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      That sucks, but he lived a good life

      • Yup, 83!

  18. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    I got an offer of Verlander for my Flaherty. I know how you feel about pitchers coming off injury, but he’s an innings eater if healthy. Do I take Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  19. Bri Guy says:
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    Thanks for the updates.
    A. Is there a deadline that players have to declare if they are opting out of 2020 season?
    B. When will MLB be annoucing the regular season schedule?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I doubt it

      B. Tonight

  20. DonnieB says:
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    It seems there is some enthusiasm for McCutchen this year hitting lead for for the Phils. Would you want McCutch, Riley or Teoscar in a 12 team? Madrigal available too.

    Also,I drafted Freddy Peralta at a $1 but could add Gore or Pearson at $10. It is a keeper. Who would you prefer?

    Thanks for you help and humor. Never go PC. PLEASE!

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      Grey says:
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      I really like Riley

      Gore is interesting for keeper

      • You sold me on Riles, definite target

  21. Rabbit says:
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    Re: Your Genesis Cabrera blurb

    The No. 1 Peter-Gabriel-In-Genesis-Era Fantasy Baseball Team Name: Jake Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

    Sure, it’s a small list, but prestigious. Just like George Costanza, or Good Songs from the Peter-Gabriel-In-Genesis Era.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, awesome!

  22. Rabbit says:
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    And while I will agree with others that you Sano blurb was quite good, your Astudillo (or, as Phil Collins would say, “Astu, Stu, Studillo”) blurb was simply laugh-out-loud outstanding. If you ever need to raise money for Razzball via a telephon fundraiser, you can give a lovely Asymptote Bag for a pledge of $40 or more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, appreciate it!

  23. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop King Felix for Michael Fulmer? Thanks as always

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