I’ve drafted my Razzball Commenter League team (over hundred leagues this year; crazy!), and now I’m ready for the season.  All those other drafts — like Tout, Friends & Family, NFBC, yadda-whodoodie — are in the past.  They were prep for this draft.  This draft is the one that matters, because I’m going against, like, 1200 of youse.  And youse are the ones that matter.  Well, a few of youse matter more than a few of the other youse.  Just assume you are part of the favorable youse.  In this league was Tim McLeod from RotoRob, Mike Gianella from Baseball Prospectus, Dalton Del Don from Yahoo, Ryan Carey from Mastersball and from Razzball:  Rudy, JayWrong, Sky, JFoH, Tehol, Prospect Mike, JB and yours truly.  All of these people make me very thankful (that it wasn’t an in-person draft).  I was drafting out of the three-hole (no relation to Tehol; that I know of), and I knew after all those preliminary drafts that I was finally going to take guys that I really, really wanted from my 2015 fantasy baseball rankings (clickbait, snitches!).  Well, until around the 4th round.  Okay, enough hubbub on the tomfoolery, let’s get to it!  Anyway, here’s my RCL draft (5×5, roto, mixed league, 12 team, 5 OFs, etc.):

C: Mike Zunino (21)
1B: Jose Abreu (1)
2B: Anthony Rendon (4)
3B: Nolan Arenado (2)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (9)
MI: Devon Travis (22)
CI: Pablo Sandoval (8)
OF: Starling Marte (3)
OF: Yoenis Cespedes (5)
OF: Oswaldo Arcia (12)
OF: Wil Myers (13)
OF: Lorenzo Cain (18)
UTIL: Billy Burns (24)
Bench: Dexter Fowler (25)
P: Gerrit Cole (6)
P: Carlos Carrasco (7)
P: Hector Rondon (10)
P: Chris Archer (11)
P: Koji Uehara (14)
P: Jenrry Mejia (15)
P: Tyler Clippard (16)
P: James Paxton (17)
P: Carlos Martinez (19)
Bench: Jesse Hahn (20), Bobby Parnell (23)

WHEN YOU GOT THE YAMS!  WHAT’S THE YAMS?!  YOU GOAT-MOUTHED ANTHONY RENDON!

Yeah, it wasn’t my intention to draft Rendon.  Not something I set out to do.  This draft happened after it was announced he’d miss the first three weeks.  But, at a certain point, I mean, humma-humma, interjection, it was pick 46 overall!  I couldn’t stop myself from drafting him.  I don’t think he’s gonna be totally fine until May, but five months of Rendon in the 4th round?  I’ll take it.  I think a lot of times people forget how long the season is.  May will be here before we know it and Rendon will be just fine.  At least my psychologist says if I keep saying the same thing in different ways, it’ll come true.  He’s gonna be fine!  I feel so good about this pick!  So, so good!  Ugh, we’ll see.

HE MANIPULATED BILL CLINTON WITH DESIRES, 24/7, 365 DAYS TIMES TWO.  YES, YOU ARENADO.

King Kunta aka The Big Mahoof aka Mayor McCheese aka Schmoopy aka Arenado.  Finally.  On one of my teams.  Bring on games in Coors from May 15th through August 15th.  Bring them on.  Seriously.  Right now.  As I said earlier, I wanted to get ‘my guys’ no matter what in this draft, and Arenado was one that I didn’t have yet that I wanted at least once.  Abreu was another guy that I really wanted this year.  Carrasco, Cole, Marte, Bogaerts, Sandoval, Zunino, Yoenis, Zunino, everyone.  I. Love. Them.  Douchey.  One.  Word.  Sentences.  This has to be my greatest triumph.  Beyond winning a lifetime supply of Taco Bell.  You didn’t know about that?  Yeah, they had a contest to write one of their pithy sauce packet slogans and I won.  Old news.  So, I’m glad to have a new triumph.  I’m going to now move my computer three feet from the wall, so I can do a victory lap.  Whew!  That was awesome!

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I WAS WALKING?  NOW I RUN THE GAME AND GOT THE WHOLE WORLD TALKIN’ BUT I’M NOT DRAFTING ANYONE I LIKE IN THESE LATER ROUNDS.

There was a run of about ten rounds (10th round to 20th) where I didn’t really want to draft anyone.  Not hitters, and not really starters either.  I took two outfielders in the middle of that ten round run that are okay, but the whole time one thing kept running through my head, “Grey, if you draft a hitter or a starter, you’re gonna drop them in a league this shallow, take another closer.”  You can imagine what it was like having that long, uninteresting sentence running through my head.  I saw Khris Davis at one point, and I almost grabbed him, then I thought about how I picked him off waivers last year.  Lorenzo Cain, for instance.  I like him.  He’s supposedly hitting third.  He could go 10/30.  Cain…Sugar!  All of that. Yet, I will likely drop him at some point soon.  Instead, I took a bunch of closers, going with quantity over quality on relievers.  SAGNOF, after all.

I’M MAD (HE MAD), BUT I AIN’T STRESSIN’.  TRUE FRIENDS, ONE QUESTION:  WHERE WAS YOU WHEN I WAS WALKIN’?

Some of you might remember I said don’t take a bench hitter, unless it’s an upside flyer.  Yeah, well, Billy Burns, snitches!  I don’t even know if he’s making the team, going to play if he does, or if he can hit above .220.  What I do know, Burns can boogie, and I want some of them cheap, sexy steals mambo-jambo.  Plus, I knew Sky would’ve drafted Burns and sometimes you just have to draft a guy to annoy a leaguemate.  Remember, when life gets too busy and you don’t have time to make meaningful connections with friends, there’s fantasy.  And we don’t just play this fantasy thing to beat our friends, we play it to annoy the hell out of them too.  I said that last line and then received a slow clap in a high school cafeteria.

  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Someone in my last draft drafted A Rod in the 7th Round. Yikes.

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Someone in my last draft took Jon Gray in the 10th! With Tanaka, Richards, Carrasco etc. all on the board. Ha!

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Drexel Hill Dragons: tanaka shouldn’t be mentioned as on carrasco/richards levels, but yikes on those.

    • PK says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: A couple years ago some dippy drafted Matt Wieters in the second round. That was a real draft, not a mock.

      • @PK: Rodney 3rd…dude was an archer…

        • Emily Bonerface says:
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          @Wake Up: Last night, in the 15th year of 16 team high school league, our Taco drafted Marcus Stroman in the 2ND ROUND. We all just looked at him and absolutely lost our minds laughing…still unclear what “Sleepers of 2015” article he pulled up seconds before his pick…

          Other notable “horrificks” include post-diagnosis Andres Galarraga, Lorenzo Cain ever and pre-death Darryl Kyle which, in a league with 0 moves, was really pretty unfortunate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Maybe it was A-Rod himself, working the PR circuit

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I would imagine A Rod is putting down more than $60 on a season long league. Lol.

        Unless it’s a guy with the same name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You never know, times are rough

  2. Baggiejohn says:
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    You have 2 third rounders listed – I’m assuming Arenado was a 2nd rounder

    It’s weird looking at your guru’s team (bows deeply, namaste) and realising you would have done things differently … we have just 4 players in common (Arenado, Myers, Clippard and Parnell)

  3. Josh says:
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    Thoughts on this draft from last night? 5×5 OBP, 12 teamer H2H categories. Closers kept going a round or two earlier than I valued them, so I ended up getting a pretty stacked offense after getting closer sniped round after round. Two hurt closers dropped pretty far (I got Uehara in rd 18 and McGee in rd 20). Then I picked up Peralta at the end. I had marked that Mujica was already drafted but I guess he wasnt so now hes sitting on my waivers but im pos. 11 (oops!). So yeah, my save situation is pretty dire right now but hopefully i can play the waivers or my hurt guys make swift returns to the closer role. It’s a category H2H so if i lose saves for a few weeks its not the end of the world i guess.

    C- E Gattis
    1B – J Votto
    2B – D Pedroia
    SS – E Andrus
    3B -C Santana
    MI – J Gyorko
    CI – L Duda
    OF – G Stanton
    OF – J Heyward
    OF – M Holliday
    OF – A Gordon
    OF – S Choo
    UTIL – JD Mart

    P – S Strasburg
    P – C Kluber
    P – A Sanchez
    P – P Hughes
    P – J Odorizzi
    P – D Holland
    P – J Paxton
    P – B McCarthy
    P – J Peralta
    BN/DL/P – J McGee
    BN/DL/P – K Uehara
    BN – J Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Doesn’t look that dire on saves… I don’t love the middle of your rotation, you look a bit light on power… Solid team overall, nice OBP

  4. The Theory says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I know 8-team leagues are viewed in the larger fantasy community as a joke, but my local friends-and-enemies league lost some members this year. So eight teams it is. I still want to beat all of them.

    I’ve been trying to do some research on whether draft strategies change with only eight teams, but The Almighty Google isn’t revealing much help. One message board conversation said to take best bat available through the first 6 or so rounds and to not be afraid to fill UTIL slots early. And that sounds pretty good. Another person said that injury-risk type players hold more appeal since the players on waivers will be better. Also makes sense to me.

    Would you tend to agree with those? Anything else I should keep in mind?

    Your help, as always, is phenomenal.

      • The Theory says:
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        @Wake Up: Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Theory: Agree with Wake, your waivers are going to be ridiculously rich, so upside is fine, you can always grab, say, a Marlon Byrd

      • The Theory says:
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        @Grey: And thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Thoughts on Archie Bradley and Trevor Cahill new jobs.

    • Boomer19 says:
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      Yeah I’d love to see whereabouts you would place Bradley now that he has a gig. I think he definitely has upside. Would you rank him similar to Eovaldi? Oh, and good morning all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I’ll rank Bradley around that of Hahn, don’t see how this changes Cahill

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Cahill’s run support? Kidding of course

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not really

  6. Sicnarf Loopstok says:
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    Is it possible to view the full draft recap?

  7. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey…

    Well, that about wraps up my drafts for the upcoming season.

    Final team of 4.

    12 Team H2H 5X5
    HR RBI S AVG R SAVES K WHIP ERA W

    C – Ramos
    1B – Puljos
    2B – Kendrick
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Alexai Ramirez
    OF – Gomen
    OF – Puig
    OF – Soler
    UTIL – A. Garcia
    UTIL – Cron
    B – Tomas
    B – Prado

    SP – Cole
    SP – Wood
    SP – Samardjia
    SP – Hughes
    SP – Latos
    SP – Shoemaker
    SP – E. Santana
    SP – Archie Bradley
    RP – Melancon
    RP – Rondon
    RP – Cecil (only hesitation pick, but could of been worse)

    I think I ammoretty well rounded, and the entire league was laughing how at least 3 times in the draft, the guy who that particular person wanted went right before.

    I had the 10th pick and Adam Jones almost fell to me (pick before) second round, and third round Desmond almost fell to me (pick before me, was going to target a Frazier or Seagar cause I own Arenado in 2 other leagues, moreso variety, but Alexai worked out)

    Any advise, pick ups, etc? And would you drop any hitter for Billy Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I’d lose Prado for Burns, you look a little low on speed, solid pitching, likely contender

  8. Glenn says:
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    I just got myself a grey albright team last night. schmoopy and the gang. i’m a sucker for your witty banter. lets go!

    1. (3) Giancarlo Stanton (Mia – OF)
    2. (18) Bryce Harper (Was – OF)
    3. (23) Nolan Arenado (Col – 3B) My Schmoopy
    4. (38) Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B)
    5. (43) Starling Marte (Pit – OF)
    6. (58) Hisashi Iwakuma (Sea – SP) My Dashi, Slurp, Slurp
    7. (63) Jacob deGrom (NYM – SP)
    8. (78) Jeff Samardzija (CWS – SP)
    9. (83) Alexei Ramírez (CWS – SS)
    10. (98) Kolten Wong (StL – 2B) Schmoopy #2
    11. (103) Koji Uehara (Bos – RP)
    12. (118) Eric Hosmer (KC – 1B)
    13. (123) Fernando Rodney (Sea – RP)
    14. (138) Lucas Duda (NYM – 1B)
    15. (143) Xander Bogaerts (Bos – 3B,SS)
    16. (158) Wil Myers (SD – OF)
    17. (163) Tyson Ross ? (SD – SP)
    18. (178) Marcell Ozuna ? (Mia – OF) OZUNA EAT FOOD
    19. (183) Travis d’Arnaud (NYM – C)
    20. (198) Todd Frazier ? (Cin – 1B,3B)
    21. (203) Drew Hutchison (Tor – SP)
    22. (218) Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) He’s Able
    23. (223) Dallas Keuchel (Hou – SP)
    24. (238) Shelby Miller (Atl – SP)
    25. (243) Luis Valbuena (Hou – 2B,3B)
    26. (258) Bobby Parnell (NYM – RP)
    27. (263) Robinson Chirinos (Tex – C)
    28. (278) LaTroy Hawkins (Col – RP)
    29. (283) Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B) Most Suck Ass
    30. (298) Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Mia – C)
    (Ross, OZUNA, Frazier were keepers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Glenn: Ha, thanks! Nice team until about Cain, then I could take or leave them, but that’s fine for now… Keuchel, Valbuena, two catchers?

      • Glenn says:
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        @Grey:
        yeah I guess I coughed up on keuchel.
        valbuena no bueno? double-digit hrs for backup MI not so bad. he was on somebody’s sleeper list but I can’t even remember whose.
        2 catchers in the back cuz my league starts 2. I figured i’d shuffle through 3 mediocre guys based on matchups.
        thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Valbuena/Valbleho, keep him if you like

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Grey: Valbuena got a large amount of his stats in a 4 week window last year. (I was lucky enough to pick him up before the iron got hot since I traded away Utley late in the year in a package deal for picks this year).

            Besides that, he doesn’t really contribute to any categories more than “replacement level”. If he had swiss army flexibility, I could see holding him as a backup, however, there are a lot of back up guys I would consider before him.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, I’m not a huge fan

  9. Chicagifornia says:
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    12 Team H2H 5×5 (Standard ESPN)

    Happy to see we have a few names in common, Grey. How’s it looking?

    C-D’Arnaud
    1B-Abreu
    2B-Wong
    3B-Arenado
    SS-Bogaerts
    MI-Gyorko
    CI-Pujols
    OF-Dickerson
    OF-Ozuna
    OF-Polanco
    OF-AJ Pollock
    OF-A. Garcia
    OF-K. Davis

    SP-Richards
    SP-Carrasco
    SP-Arrieta
    SP-Wood
    P-Hughes
    P-McHugh
    P-Pineda
    RP-KRod
    RP-Gregerson
    B-Shoemaker
    B-Shane Greene
    B-Paxton

    • Grey

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      @Chicagifornia: Looks solid, very nice pitching staff, crazy if you got McHugh that late in the rotation

  10. Dileo says:
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    Hi Guys-

    Woke up this morning and Grabbed Bradley in a 12 team H2H. I knew If I didnt, someone else would have just on name alone. I dropped aaron Sanchez , mainly because I know with his shaky spring, he wont get picked up before I can get some info from the gurus here…

    Bradley/. A sanchez/ Graveman/ Pomeranz

    Which one do you drop from this group is what Im askin’. And its a h2h no streaming league…

    • @Dileo: pretty young for no streaming…

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        @Wake Up:
        Those are my back-end guys..have a solid 6 before them…..H2H, with minimal pickups…just hoarded arms and utilize 2-start guys….

        • @dileo: So purely for upside with these three? Graveman is the drop. But they are all streamers to me.

  11. golfnut says:
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    Is it time to drop Rusney Castillo or Matt Wieters?
    I can get Zunino and Dalton Pompey off waivers.
    12 team H2H

    Rusney Castillo Bos – CF
    Matt Wieters Bal – C
    Avisail García CWS – RF
    Álex Rodríguez NYY – 3B
    Nathan Eovaldi NYY – SP
    Carlos Rodon CWS – RP

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @golfnut: Why would it be time to drop Wieters? The season hasn’t even started yet. Castillo’s been demoted, and ARod is ARod.

  12. larrya says:
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    Are you taking Burns over Schafer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @larrya: For right this moment as a bench flyer in a shallow league, sure

  13. Del Griffith says:
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    It’s looking like Archie Bradley will join the Dbacks rotation. Does he crack the top 100 list if he’s guaranteed a spot?

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @Del Griffith: Tempting. But he could also crack the list of top 100 all-time worst seasons of WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Del Griffith: I’ll slot him in around the final favorable tier

  14. Swfcdan says:
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    Theres gonna be one hell of a rush to add players once players start getting put on the DL, I seem to be loaded with hurt guys now. When do teams tend to DL guys so we can get to the front of the queue, 24 hours before opening day?

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Swfcdan: The majority should be on Sunday/Monday.

  15. Barker says:
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    RCL team drafted last night from the seven slot I believe it’s jack full of hates RCL not to name drop or anything

    C Mike Zunino, Sea C
    1B Joey Votto, Cin 1B
    2B Howie Kendrick, LAD 2B
    3B Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B
    SS Jimmy Rollins, LAD SS
    2B/SS Jedd Gyorko, SD 2B
    1B/3B Pablo Sandoval, Bos 3B
    OF Carlos Gomez, Mil OF
    OF Justin Upton, SD OF Draft
    OF Nelson Cruz, Sea OF, DH
    OF Mookie Betts, Bos OF
    OF Shin-Soo Choo, Tex OF, DH
    UTIL Kennys Vargas, Min DH
    P Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP
    P Cole Hamels, Phi SP
    P Kenley Jansen, LAD RP
    P Alex Wood, Atl SP, RP
    P Glen Perkins, Min RP
    P Jose Fernandez, Mia SP
    P Brad Boxberger, TB RP
    P Addison Reed, Ari RP
    P LaTroy Hawkins, Col RP
    Bench Drew Smyly, TB SP
    Bench Kevin Gausman, Bal SP
    Bench Brandon Phillips, Cin 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Barker: Your team looks better than mine, hey, what’s the big idea?! Nice pitching, you’re low on speed, and potentially AVG

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Barker: Looks
      real good. I’m sorry I missed the draft. I had a proxy there who drafted Sonny Gray out of spite to me.

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @J-FOH: Mentok w the homer pick?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: ding ding ding ding….we got a winner. He knows how much I hate Gray this year.

  16. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    I drafted my RCL team last night, as well. I’ve never played roto, only h2h. Did I draft a decent team (Other than my train wreck at SS)?:

    C: Zunino
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Rendon
    3B: Arenado
    SS: EverCab
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    1B/3B: Machado
    OF: Trout
    OF: Harper
    OF:Pederson
    OF: Khris Davis
    OF: Rajai Davis
    P: Gerrit Cole
    P: Alex Wood
    P: Jose Quitana
    P: Hutchinson
    P: Bauer
    P: Hammel
    P: Storen
    P: Huston Street
    P: K-Rod
    P: Mujica
    BN: JJ Hardy
    BN: Byrd

    Thanks for the help Grey!

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      Also, this is the first time I’ve ever owned Mike Trout and all I can think of is that at some point this season I’m going to put him on the trade market and get whatever I want for him.

      • Kung Pao Panda says:
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        @Johan Barleycorn: I was there! I like your team. Are we really “taking on Jay” if his team is auto picked by Snafu Larry and/or Tristan? Don’t think I’ll really feel like I beat him even if I do.

        Good luck!

        • Johan Barleycorn says:
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          Good luck! Its all about the tshirt.

          • Kung Pao Panda says:
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            @Johan Barleycorn: I don’t think our league full of autopickers is going to rank highly enough on the competitiveness index to qualify for any tshirts. But I’d love to be proven wrong!

            • mR rED lEGS says:
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              @Kung Pao Panda: I was an autopicker… sorry. Something came up. If it makes you feel better, I intend to kick all of your asses. SURGIN’ GENITALS, BITCHES!

              • Grey

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                Surgin’ Genitals, for the win!

    • Johan Barleycorn says:
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      Oh, forgot Duda as my UTIL

      • Flyball by Night says:
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        @Johan Barleycorn: In that case your team is very decent, especially with some nice sleepers for pitching and I never worry about SS or my MI spot all that much, just grab any flavor of the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: Your team looks great, maybe a little low on power, and stronger on speed, not bad though

      • Johan Barleycorn says:
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        Alright! Thanks Grey!

  17. Strolg says:
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    Had a strange vision as to what the Regression Fairies are doing during the offseason: Sitting poolside, can’t tell if its the south of Spain or Rio, cabana boys are delivering them drinks, rum punch it looks like, they look well rested and very tan, ‘Les Boys’ by Dire Straits is playing in the background, a couple have grown mustaches, then one gets up and starts to slowly walk around the pool ala Phoebe in Fast Times, he’s got a Colorado Rockies T shirt on, he turns to walk up the diving board and the back reads Hawkins 32. He tears off the shirt and dives in.

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @Strolg: Strong vision, nice. Ottavino steppeth to rescueth?

    • @Strolg: Ha! Having those visions for three years now…he keeps on chugging…

      • Strolg says:
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        @Wake Up: Forgot to mention as it was fading out you could hear Tehol yelling ‘Doesn’t anybody ever fucking knock anymore?!’

  18. The Turk says:
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    Grey, enough about your team, I could use some help with mine …

    1. Would you drop Paxton for Carlos Martinez, now that the latter is also looking at a pretty secure rotation spot. I don’t believe Garcia was put on this planet to pitch very often.

    2. Do you think Rosario will cobble together enough AB’s at C and 1B to hold down a C spot in a one C league. Could grab Zunino or Ramos as a replacement.

    3. And In an NFBC draft tomorrow, I am hoping to grab two of these four. Cueto, Greinke, Zimmerman, Lester …. Where would you lean? I am risk averse when it comes to Early round pitching.

    Thanks for the help,

    The Turk

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Had my work league draft last night (roto, traditional 5×5 scoring with a fairly low inning cap, so per-inning pitching stats become more important). How’d I do? Any holes other than C?

    C1 – Zunino
    C2 – Jaso
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Betts
    SS – Danny Sanny
    3B – Arenado
    MI – Jace Pederson
    CI – Headley (with Kris Bryant at pick 115 eventually taking over)
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Harper
    OF – L. Martin
    OF – Revere
    OF – Joc Peterson
    UTL – Moss

    Arrietta
    Ross
    Carrasco
    Tanaka
    Shoemaker
    Liriano
    Walker
    Hutchison
    Ryu
    Chapman (at pick 70?!)
    Allen
    Andrew Miller
    Boxberger
    Giles

    Thanks as always! I used the top 400 like a bible on this one.

    • Grey

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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Team looks decent, bit high on speed and low on power, don’t really understand Revere on this team, pitching is fine

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. After Giancarlo, Rizzo, Harper, and Arenado in the first 4 rounds I thought I needed a few more steals but clearly overcompensated. With Ryu going to the DL, maybe I’ll grab Cron off waivers and try and get a power boost.

        Related note – with Hamilton escaping suspension, is he worth a DL stash (2 DL spots) or do you think he’s a lost cause this season?

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

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          Sure, you can DL him

  20. Nico says:
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    Team looks like new hotness mixed with some serious upside! My RCL might be better than my 10 team yahoo league, seriously! I’d paste the whole team on here, but I don’t want anyone getting an erection lasting more than 4 hours. Truth is, it’s not always a good thing. But just take a peek at these first 4:

    1 Mike Trout, LAA OF
    24 Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS
    25 Justin Upton, SD OF
    48 Carlos Santana, Cle 3B

    Tulo 24th overall! Are you sh1tting me!? Luckily, I drew the first pick, so that makes everything exponentially better, but it’s not everyday you can own 2 potential MVP’s. I want my Razzball sweatshirt, so you’re on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Sweet Jesus, hayzeus cristo… Get your hands off my sweatshirt!

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: My RCL team hype vid is coming out later today, called “TULO.” It will include me rapping over Pitbull’s CULO instrumental. GoNnA bE dOoOOOoooPe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t wait!

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: My first casualty in NFBC… Ervin Santana. I’m 100% sure you don’t feel bad for me at all.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not in the least

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: Whatevs… I’ll take the sweatshirt and a grand!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Funny, I was just watching American Greed on MSNBC

                  • Nico says:
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                    @Grey: Solid show. I was catching up on Saul. WOW. Mind EFFING blown. Mike is a boss.

                    • Grey

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                      Mike is the #1 grandfather!

  21. Charles says:
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    Hey, speaking of RCL, if anyone has a hole to fill for a Sunday draft, let me know. I like filling holes.

    • @Charles: Try posting this in the disgrace post…

  22. Bryan says:
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    11 team roto5x5, not worried about pitching,going to stream alot,please tell me what u think of the hitting C-Zunino Ib-Edwin 2b-Rendon ss-D.Santana 3b-Arenendo Of-A.Jones Of-Harper Of-Ozuna Of-Garcia Of-L.Martin Ib/3b-C.Davis 2b/ss-Wong Util-Hosmer Bn-Souza Bn-Gyorko Bn-Tomas Sp-J.Zimmerman Sp-Arietta Cl-Benoit Cl-Krod Cl-Cecil Cl-Mejia Sp-Bauer Cl-Hawkins Cl-Soria

    • @Bryan: try posting in an easier to read way…

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Wake Up: really? i’m not a computer and it reads as fast as anybody else’s post. does show apparently massive differences in how people store info i guess.

  23. Toofsrgone says:
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    What would you rather have:

    Jordan Zimmerman/ garret Richards for Justin upton/ Jose Quintana

    Matt Harvey/ garret Richards/ wil Myers for Justin upton/ Chris archer/ j Paxton

    Grienke/ Zimmerman for Justin upton/Chris archer

  24. Toofsrgone says:
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    J -up/ c archer/ a Gordon for Matt Harvey/ g Richards/ w Myers

  25. Cuban Bandits says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m joining a 10 team, H2H, 5 keeper league (keep forever no restrictions).
    There’s no CI or MI but there are 2 Utils. 2B and OPS are hitting stats while W-L and Shutouts are pitching stats. Little weird but I don’t make the rules.

    Because I’m joining as an expansion team, 45 players are off the board BUT I do get the first 5 picks.

    I’m definitely taking Kris Bryant with on of the picks because he is mi novio and I want him to be mine indefinitely.

    These are the other players I’ve considered taking with the other 4 picks.

    Sale
    Hanley
    Dickerson
    Arenado
    Pujols
    Ortiz (1B eligible)
    Marte
    Rendon

    Leaning the first 4 listed, what say you?
    Thanks!

    • dileo says:
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      @Cuban Bandits:
      Hanley/Arenado/Dickerson/Rendon would be my 4…….. for a forever keeper, I woudl shy away from a guy like Sale , who many think will eventually break down b/c of mechanics…..I woudl certainly not let Rendons current injury skew your opinion in a keeper league….3 weeks in the grand scheme of things is nothing….

      • Nico says:
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        @dileo: Yeah, couldn’t agree more, although I’d take Marte before Hanley, since he’s 5 years younger.

      • Cuban Bandits says:
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        @Grey: will rendon retain his 2b eligibility after this year? Or is he pretty much only a 3b now?

  26. the swinging says:
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    Nice draft, I’m starting to worry about arcia. He doesn’t seem to be on the coaches good side, his fielding is below avg and he’s real bad vs lefties.

    I was thinking he was a steal and i own a couple shares, now I’m worried about arcia losing at bats vs lefties and being replaced late in games for defense. His backup is having a huge spring. Need arcia to start hot.

    Gl us

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the swinging: Yeah, in a 12 team league, he’ll be droppable in a couple of weeks

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: really? Lol hope not

  27. Fat Mack says:
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    Grey and the Greater Razzball Community,

    Thoughts on my team? I usually like my teams coming out of drafts, but I’m a bit perplexed by this one. I reached a few spots (Springer) and had some peeps disappear right before I could get them (Tulo, Arenado, Leonys), so I did a little scrambling.

    11 team, roto, 6×6 with OPS and Losses as the extra cats. Thanks for all the help.

    22. (240) Mike Zunino (Sea – C)
    1. (3) José Abreu (CWS – 1B)
    6. (64) Anthony Rendón (Was – 2B,3B)
    2. (20) Ian Desmond (Was – SS)
    8. (86) Kyle Seager (Sea – 3B)
    3. (25) Justin Upton (SD – OF)
    4. (42) George Springer (Hou – OF)
    13. (135) Avisail García (CWS – OF)
    14. (152) Joc Pederson (LAD – OF) (UTIL)
    16. (174) Grégory Polanco (Pit – OF) (UTIL)
    17. (179) Wil Myers (SD – OF) (BENCH)
    21. (223) Rusney Castillo (Bos – OF) (BENCH)

    5. (47) Johnny Cueto (Cin – SP)
    7. (69) Jake Arrieta (ChC – SP)
    9. (91) Carlos Carrasco (Cle – SP,RP)
    12. (130) Phil Hughes (Min – SP)
    18. (196) Drew Hutchison (Tor – SP)
    19. (201) James Paxton (Sea – SP)
    10. (108) Dellin Betances (NYY – RP)
    11. (113) Glen Perkins (Min – RP)
    15. (157) Brett Cecil (Tor – RP)
    20. (218) LaTroy Hawkins (Col – RP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fat Mack: You look low on OPS, AVG and don’t think Rusney’s worth the effort unless a deeper league… Your pitching is solid, sucks on Dellin sharing the job now

      • Fat Mack says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’m hoping Avisail can produce a good AVG and OPS, but the springer/pederson/polanco trifecta could be brutal in those areas, especially AVG. And Betances was a clock-ticking-down, immediately-regret decision. I’ll be scouring the waiver wire. In an 11-team league, there’s always value to be found. Looking forward to your daily roundups.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  28. Ryan741 says:
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    Gray, just need a trade opinion in a points keeper league. I would be trading Bautista, Jordan Zimmerman and my 5th round pick for Cutch and either his 2nd and 3rd or 2nd and 4th. Which way would you lean in this deal? I am definitely aiming for Carrasco with his 2nd round pick, but SP who pitch a lot of innings are really valuable, so I still like Zim quite a bit more than Carrasco. Not sure which way to go.

  29. MadMax210 says:
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    Hey Grey! Which Sides u like better for 6×6 Roto:

    1) trade Cespedes (in 16th round) for Rendon (8th round)?

    2) trade Cespedes (in 16th round) for Joc Pederson (12 round)?

      • MadMax210 says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, agreed! When u think Rendon is back tho??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          April 20-ish

  30. Strolg says:
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    May have a spot in our RCL draft $100 buy in, tonight at 9 EST. Email me at [email protected] for info

  31. Blint says:
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    Hi Grey

    Who would you take Aramiz Ramirez or JB ? ;)

    Our league has two NA slots where we can stash minor league players. So going into this season I kept Correra and Sano. I already have Javier Baez. In my auction draft I got Buxton really cheap( or at least I think so) for $7. I can keep him at that price for the next 3 years!
    Correa Sano and Baez I can keep for $3 for next 2 years.

    Now I have 4 guys for 2 NA slots! Should I let anyone go or just keep all 4 ?? Bench is deep so I can hold for now but if injuries hit will need to drop someone

    • @Blint: JB all day!
      Hold for now…reassess when injury hits…

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        @Wake Up:

        First I thought you meant JB as in Javier Baez :P

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Only one JB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: HA! Agree with Wake

  32. tank1 says:
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    Right now I have Ramos at C. Would you swap him out for Zunino? Thanks.

  33. Bob says:
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    Draft Finished. 10 Team H2H Roto Categories 6×6. Standard plus K’s for hitters and QS for pitchers. Starting Lineup and Bench Below. Thoughts

    C-Salvador Perez
    1b-Chris Davis(1b/3b)
    2b-Jason Kipinis
    ss-Hanley Ramirez
    3b-Nolan Arenado
    OF-Trout
    OF-Harper
    OF-Danny Santanna (ss/of)
    DH-David Ortiz
    Bench-Jayson Werth
    Bench-David Wright
    Bench-Brandon Belt
    Bench-Brett Lawrie (2b/3b)
    Bench-Joc Pederson
    P-Jeff Samardjia
    P-Jake Arrietta
    P-Hisashi Iwakuma
    P-Colin McHugh
    P-Matt Shoemaker
    RP-Kelly Jansen
    RP-Neftali Perez
    Bench-Brandon McCarthy
    Bench-Mike Fiers
    Bench-Taijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Pretty insane hitting, pitching looks solid enough…Very nice team!

  34. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great stuff, man! The anticipation has reached a fever pitch!!! Can’t wait for the start.

    Love your team and wish you all the best this year!

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man! We went to La Pedrera today + Casa Battlo. The kids were kind of like meh, can’t we go to the carnival, you promised. Maybe the importance of the wonderful architecture will dawn on them in 20 years. Otherwise, rosterbation allowed only between 07h00 and 07h30 and then just before going to sleep.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Haha… Nice… Yeah, I was kinda meh on Barcelona in general, but some people love it…

  35. mcBlunty says:
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    had 1 of my drafts last night h2h cat, keeper league, keepers are slotted value based where they were drafted prior year they move up 2 rounds if you keep, I kept gattis in the 17th and frazier in the 21st here is my squad, I had first pick

    gattis
    encarnacion
    pedroia
    machado
    jose reyes
    mike trout
    b Hamilton
    ozuna
    f freeman
    t frzier
    m carpenter
    choo

    Harvey
    tanaka
    archer
    kimbrel
    Santiago casilla
    latos
    l Hawkins
    s Doolittle
    ian kennedy
    homer bailey
    ryu
    verlander

    thoughts? pitching is a big injury mess waiting to happen but the guys fell so late they were worth taking a shot, once ryu goes on the dl it will open up a spot to grab someone

    • Grey

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      @mcBlunty: Looks weak for a 10 team league, decent for a 16 team one

  36. Fireball Feliz says:
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    When shit hits the DL are you still a fan? K was rappin about the comatose Rangers fans And super low attendance in Arlington on that one. Prince Fielder is a home run derby champ, you say he touched those kids?

    This was my first ever auction, 4 keepers, crazy categories HR RC SBN OBP OPS/ ERA OBA K/BB WHIP saves and holds in a single category

    D’arnaud
    Rizzo
    Wong
    Arena do
    Segura
    Dee Gordon
    Pujols
    Cutch
    Brantley
    J up
    Dickerson
    Myers
    Tomas on bench

    Wood
    Lester
    Carrasco
    Arrieta
    Shoemaker
    Betances
    Cashner
    Archer
    Street
    Hughes
    Liriano
    Cishek
    Fires
    Reed
    Storen
    Perkins
    Hutchinson

    Super deep bench, and I have no clue who is good in those categories. With k/bb I probably shoulve grabbed some top tier starters but any the who, should be a fun team

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: oh, and I dig your RCL squad, but that sweatshirt is mine!

      • FIreball Feliz says:
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        @Grey: 11 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: You look stacked on hitting and pitching, very nice OBP/OPS… Pitching looks a tad low on Holds, but that’s whatever

      • FIreball Feliz says:
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        @Grey: Ya, I figured holds would be easy to grab off waivers. the category is SvHd so both saves and holds are counting into a single roto category

  37. ryanoger says:
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    With Rendon out for 3 weeks how’s my add?

    Scooter, Gyorko, Asdrubal, or Jace? I feel like I could name 5 more options (shallow league)

    Thanks man!

    Ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      that’s *who’s*

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @ryanoger: Gyorko

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Wake Up:

        Here’s how the rest of my squad shakes out:

        Yan Gomes Cle – C
        Paul Goldschmidt Ari – 1B
        Anthony Rendón Was – 2B,3B
        Evan Longoria TB – 3B
        Ian Desmond Was – SS
        Nelson Cruz Sea – OF
        Melky Cabrera CWS – OF
        Wil Myers SD – OF
        Chris Davis Bal – 1B,3B
        Lucas Duda NYM – 1B
        Matt Wieters Bal – C

        Thoughts then?

        thanks
        ryan

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Gyorko over Jace Peterson and Micah Johnson? Based on my team above? You think I need speed or am ok and just snag Gyorko?

        Thanks so much man

        • Grey

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          I’d grab Gyorko for now

  38. 2 3rd round picks? Im guessing Arenado r2. And more importantly, where’s your Wong?? Your team seems a bit flaccid without him. Especially since your starting 2b has a distinctive limp. You might want to get someone to massage that.

    I drafted my last RCL team last night as well…have a few of the same guys, notably Arenado and Cespedes. So I’m rooting for him! I’ll post it later while pretending to work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: My goof, Arenado was 2nd

  39. Zeus says:
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    Cespedes in the fifth? Really? You know he’s overated right?

    • K-DOGG says:
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      @Zeus: You shut your whore mouth! Mark Yoenis down for 35 HR in the middle of that Martinez empanada!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Hopefully 90/25/100/.270/7

  40. Flyball by Night says:
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    May the odds be ever in your favor, and the Moobs jiggle on the basepaths. Let’s share RCL teams and then paint each others nails and talk about our fantasy crushes!!!

    C – YAN GOMES (14)
    1B – JOSE ABREU (1)
    2B – IAN KINSLER (5)
    3B – NOLAN ARENADO (2)
    SS – ALCIDES ESCOBAR (12)
    2B/SS – JACE PETERSON OFF WAIVERS (ORIGINALLY JOSE PERAZA WHICH WAS A GOOF) (22)
    1B/3B – PABLO SANDOVAL (7)
    OF – STARLING MARTE (3)
    OF – YOENIS CESPEDES (4)
    OF – KOLE CALHOUN (6)
    OF – KHRIS DAVIS (13)
    OF – LORENZO CAIN (15)
    UTIL – BILLY BUTLER (25)
    BE – MICHAEL TAYLOR (21), BYRON BUXTON (23)
    P – GARRETT RICHARDS (8)
    P – COLLIN MCHUGH (11)
    P – DREW HUTCHINSON (17)
    P – DANIEL NORRIS (19)
    P – CARLOS MARTINEZ (20)
    P – TREVOR ROSENTHAL (9)
    P – JONATHAN PAPELBON (10)
    P – JENRY MEJIA (16)
    P – ADDISON REED (18)
    P – SHANE GREENE (24)

    Would have never grabbed Kinsler in 5th if I had noticed AGon was available. Hate drafting closers so early but there was a fire sale and I didn’t want to be the one bringing my cousin to the prom. Catchers went late so I’m pumped about Gomes. Buxton is my super deep stash, and I also wanted to be excited about one of my last picks. I feel like I missed out on some better pitching but I also feel like I got some great sleepers. Nothing better than Moobs as my last pick. Thoughts on Michael Taylor? I feel like he has gone under the Greydar.

    • Grey

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      @Flyball by Night: What colors did you bring? I never would’ve drafted Kinsler there, but I’m glad you did so I can see what a team looks like doing that… Blech! Kidding, it’s a decent team, you look a little low on AVG, and a bit risky on SPs

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    You like Carlos Martinez over Hahn? I see you took him first. He’s available in my league where I have Hahn as my last SP.

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

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      @Wilsonian: Just the way I was leaning at that moment, not really a huge like over the other guy

  42. Mail Kimp says:
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    Wong-less? Haha..haha. I missed him in my 12 teamer when I reached for Kinsler with a knee jerk reaction.

      • Mail Kimp says:
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        @Grey: haha! Wow, speaking of Wong, Do you like semien for this year? I feel like he is getting a lot of rookie hype.

        • Grey

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          Are you coming onto me? I like Semien…. See the rankings

          • Mail Kimp says:
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            @Grey: had a feeling you would like him as far as a possible breakout. In a 12 team 5×5 and he is my MI. Would u drop for a CJ Cron to add some more power?

  43. RicoSuave says:
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    Great stuff Grey! …as always

    14 team H2H points league… someone dropped Smyly and I’m thinking of picking him up off waivers… with a $100 budget, how much should I bid on him?

    Thanks again, and again man!

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @RicoSuave: I should add… Most SPs are taken… so, right now is very slim pickings…

  44. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Hey just drafted last night in yahoo 12 team keeper : OBP, HR, Runs, 1b, 2b, 3b, SBs, RBIs
    ERA, WHIP, Ws, Ls, Ks, Saves, Blown saves, CGs.

    How does the team look? I was also offered Hunter Pence for my Tyson Ross. Decline it right?

    C-Russel Martin
    1B-Miggy Cabrera
    2B-Wong
    3B-Frazier
    OF-Harper
    OF-Heyward
    OF-Calhoun
    UTIL-Avisail Garcia
    BN-Souza

    Pitching:
    Tyson Ross
    Carrasco
    Phil Hughes
    Taijuan Walker
    Shoemacker
    Jesse Hahn
    Ervin Santana
    Heaney
    Hellickson
    Peavy
    Melancon
    Betances
    Naftali Feliz

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Edward Scherzer Hands: Decline…Solid team, very shallow league though, so waivers are going to be a factor, Betances isn’t the sole closer on Yanks

  45. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    sorry shortstop–Hanley Ramirez

  46. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    it’s also a H2H daily league

  47. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… Is Archie Bradley a good pickup? mixed H2H points

    • Grey

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      @Frank White: Depends on teams, he’s a last guy on the staff flyer

  48. L-Boogie says:
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    I hear ya on those mid-rounds. Catcher, closer, OF. Oh, and Hutch. Third and final draft of the season. 12 team roto. Only start 7 P’s. Picked out of the 11th spot.

    C Hundley (26)
    C Ramos (15)
    1B: Edwin (2)
    2B: Brandon Phillips (24)
    3B: Arenado (3)
    SS: Al-Ram (7)
    MI: D. Santana (10)
    CI: Longo (5)
    OF: Adam Jones (1)
    OF: C. Dickerson (4)
    OF: Ozuna (9)
    OF: W. Myers (14)
    OF: L. Cain (18)
    U: Chris Davis (8)

    P: Samardjidijzijzdjia (6)
    P: Shoemaker (11)
    P: Fiers (13)
    P: Hutchinson (16)
    P: Paxton (20)
    P Cody Allen (12)
    P: Casilla (19)
    B: Smyly (17)
    B: C-Mart (25)
    B: A. Miller (21)
    B: Boxberger (22)
    B: Doolittle (23)

    Thoughts? REALLY waited on 2B. Replace 24th pick Phillips (how the mighty have fallen) for Devon, Jace, or Valbuena?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      @L-Boogie: I’d go Jace for now, you can always use some cheap SAGNOF, solid team, you look a bit low on speed

  49. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Pick one for the rest of your life: Kanye or Kendrick?

    This new album has me leaning Kendrick. It was a strange but good realization

    • Grey

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      @Devil in a New Dress: It’s taken me a while to start liking the album, but I’m into now, might be on the repeat for a month

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: already in my top 40 rap albums all time. My top 20 was released on Razzball in January or February

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s huge!

  50. Frank White says:
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    Who do you like to replace Rendon on 2nd..? Micah Johnson, Kipnis, Lawrie, Gyorko, Alcantara, Semein, or Brandon Phillips? In Yahoo Rendon plays 2nd and 3rd so I have him at 2nd and Beltre at 3rd

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Frank White: what league size is kipnis a free agent?

  51. gordon shumway says:
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    So are you liking the album as much as good kid mad city? I can’t decide, but King Kunta has been on repeat the past week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gordon shumway: Kunta is ridunk, I also love Mortal Man… The album has grown on me, for sure

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @gordon shumway: I celebrate every song on it. Upon first listen, I liked “Wesley’s Theory” and “King Kunta” the most. Now I list “u” and “Alright” right up there too. And track 9 is great and “Complexion” is really good. All of them.

  52. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Interested in some perspective on my most recent draft; ESPN 5X5 head to head (1b,2b,3b,SS,C,Utility,5 OF, 5 SP, 4 RP, 5 man bench), 6 man keep forever league.
    C – Wieters (will replace once he hits DL; picked super late) *prolly p/u Hundley/Chironos,Jaso
    1B – Goldy (K)
    2B – Dee Gordon
    3B – Arenado (K)
    SS – Rollins
    OF – Stanton(K), Cutch(K), Bruce, Myers, Pollock
    Utility – Rizzo (K)
    Bench Bats – Bryant (K), Tomas
    SP – Cole, Arrieta, McHugh,Pineda,Shoemaker
    RP – Chapman, Kimbrel, Peralta, Graveman
    Bench Arms – McCarthy, Eovaldi, Hahn

    Curious about my starting piching? I had 3 picks (10,16,19) and my plan was to take one of the top tier starting pitchers available (Kluber, Zimmerman or Cueto), however they were all drafted. I was staring at a bunch of starters I thought I could get later so I nabbed Chapman. Thinking Kimbrel would go quickly after but he was there at pick 16 so I took him and then didn’t draft another reliever until late. I thought Chapman/Kimbrel were good value at their late 7th, early 8th round price … thoughts? It certainly wasn’t my intent to go closer – closer with those 2 first picks. Thanks; apologies for the essay and appreciate your (and any others) insight on the team, the draft strategy, or anything else that jumps out at them. Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: Tough to pass on a Chapman/Kimbeel combo. You should be decent. Pineda is an obvious concern, but Graveman and Shoemaker are sleepers, so you might get some return there

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Mello Yello:
        Thanks Mello … any thoughts on the bats?

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Dr. Sauce: You’re looking good…honestly Jimmy Rollins frightens me to no end though

          • Dr. Sauce says:
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            @Mello Yello:
            Agreed he concerns me as well. I’m not a huge fan of Rollins but I drafted him really late and he seemed like good value. Not exactly sure how, but by the end of the year his numbers seem to be there (15 hr’s, 25 sb’s); nice production from SS (if he can produce that). He’s leading off for the Dodgers now; much more fantasy friendly lineup. Thanks for the feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: Your pitching is great, insane relievers, but the staff is still good…

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks; appreciate it! I liked my staff (that’s what she said) as well but was a little concerned with no clear cut ace.
        Any thoughts on the hitting? Thanks as always …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, looks fine for now, but season hasn’t started yet

          • Dr. Sauce says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks appreciate your time!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  53. Lance

    Lance B. says:
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    Grey!! This team scares the shit out of me!

    Also I listened to your podcast for the first time and you sound like my puppy when you laugh…. It’s pretty hilarious

    -The real Lance

    • @Lance B.: Haha…
      Might want to take your pup to the vet…

      • Lance

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        @Grey:
        I think grey needs to go to the vet

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you two act like there is no one else playing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is there?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: dialed in….I like it

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Grey plays in leagues like a Cyclops with a monocle

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sleep with one eye on waivers!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Very weird rendition of ‘Enter Sandman’ you’ve started here.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                If you had Billy Burns you would understand it

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I understand one finger in response to this!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha… One finger is a thumbs up for me!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Nothing wrong with seeing a glass half full. Still, it’s not lemonade in there!

  54. Mello Yello says:
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    Hey buddy. So I saw the Cahill trade and Archie Bradley swooping into the 5th spot, and I jumped all over it. Now I’m pretty sure CMart is going to rank a little ahead of him, but what about Buchholz? He’s still sitting there on the FA heap. Would you say Bradley will beat him out? Of course he has the higher ceiling, but I’m hoping for some strong short-term returns from Bradley because of his struggles initially last year, but turning around and having a strong Spring (famous last words)…

    • @Mello Yello:

      Wasn’t that long ago some people thought Bradley was the #1 prospect in all of Baseball… I advise everyone to pick him up.

  55. Michael Durkee says:
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    I’m in 10 team 6×6. During the draft I must have fallen asleep and ended up with Jimmy Rollins at SS, I’ve got Zobrist in the OF, and I recently picked up Jace Peterson. Do you see Rollins regressing this year?

    Also, I have been eyeing Dexter Fowler. Is he relevant in a 10 team? I see you drafted him in your 12 team.

    • Michael Durkee says:
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      @Michael Durkee:

      Is Holt a guy to watch? He was a great pick up for me lastyear.

  56. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team H2H no hrs or svs sub TB, BBs, QS, L
    missed out on arenado by one pick, was really surprised he was on anyone else’s board at 38 but how did I do otherwise?

    C Zunino
    1B Abreu
    2B Kendrick
    3B Santana
    SS J Ramirez
    MI Micah Johnson
    CI Votto
    OF Harper
    OF J Upton
    OF Soler
    Util Sandoval
    BN Choo vs R only hit .320 with +.900OPS last yr even
    BN Wil Myers

    P Arrieta, Hisashi, A Wood, Hughes, McHugh, Hutchison, Bauer, D Norris, Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big League Choo: If you miss on Arenado by one pick, you could’ve missed out on him by 100 picks… Pitching looks a little risky with QS, hopefully it’s fine… Hitting looks decent, but a little bleh on the infield for a 12 teamer

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I was hoping you’d say..I could’ve wasted a pick on the back end of a run, but I’d rather have an extra arm. everyone is holding an extra MI for some weird reason…eventually they’ll hit the ww as people look to fix the back end of their rotation

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  57. JVanSlyke says:
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    You need new music. For not liking the Kendrick, you’re referencing it a ton!
    Check the Action Bronson, new Sufjan or Lower Dens. Those have been my favorite post Kendricks disappointment albums though I keep going back to “blacker the berry” when I need to drive fast

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVanSlyke: Nah, I like it now…Took me a minute to get into it

  58. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    My “virgin” rcl draft. In my life only drafted 3 leagues in yahoo. Just tryn to do what you told me to. Got cut from server just about every round. (north Canada). Can I compete with this or just try baking for a living.
    c Chirinos
    1st Rizzo
    2nd Brett Lawrie
    3rd Arenado
    SS Bogaerts
    MI Scooter Gennett
    CI Cron
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Joc Pederson
    OF Steven Souza
    OF Dalton Pompey
    UTIL Kennys Vargas
    BENCH Brandon Belt

    P Samardzija
    P Tyson Ross
    RP David Robertson
    RP Koji Uehara
    P Phil Hughes
    P Matt Shoemaker
    P Yordano Ventura
    P James Paxton
    RP Boxberger
    Bench RP Joakim Soria
    Bench RP Darren O’Day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sasquatch sluggers: Don’t knock baking, it’s a noble profession, and delicious… Nice pitching, should be fine there… Your hitting’s a bit of a mess, low on power and AVG

  59. David Brys says:
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    Drop souza for Billy burns?
    Drop jace Peterson for Devon travis?

    Have Danny santana, leonys Martin, Michael Saunders

  60. moonshot5 says:
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    Hi Grey & All, What do we all thing of this draft?

    2 Keepers, 10 Team ESPN, Standard 5×5

    C – Wilson Ramos
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt – Keeper
    2B – Dee Gordon
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Jean Segura
    2B/SS – Brett Lawrie
    1B/3B – Todd Frazier
    OF – Adam Jones – Keeper
    OF – Bryce Harper
    OF – Carlos Gonzalez
    OF – Marcell Ozuna
    OF – Will Myers
    UTIL – Eric Hosmer
    DL – Anthony Rendon

    P – Gerrit Cole
    P – Hisashi Iwakuma
    P – Jake Arrieta
    RP – Huston Street
    RP – Zach Britton
    P – Collin McHugh
    P – Matt Shoemaker
    RP – Brad Boxberger
    P – James Paxton
    Bench – Taijaun Walker
    Bench – Drew Smyly
    Bench – Kendall Graveman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moonshot5: Looks like a rock solid team, love the pitching and hitting, well played!

  61. Joeg414 says:
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    Bonifacio or Schoop for a 2b replacement for Rendon . 13 Team mixed 6×6 roto .
    Thanks, Happy Good Friday to all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, you too!

  62. Carlos says:
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    Josh Hamilton is not getting suspended.

    Current outfielders:

    Dickerson, Brantley, J Upton
    Util- CarGo, J-Hey
    Bench – Calhoun, W. Myers, Gyorko

    • Carlos says:
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      @Carlos:

      Is Hamilton worth a flyer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

  63. Carnac says:
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    I put King Kunta on during my daily round of adding/dropping my catcher in every league.

  64. Sorry, & I should have saved this for April Fools Day (like your Spring Stats Matter column – still discussing that in therapy), BUTT, I have a Catcher question. If I promise not to pick the scab all season, who would you entrust to remain beside the uppercase ‘C’ on the top of my lineup: Grandal or Zunino? Thank you. Come’on first pitch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  65. Exactly says:
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    Grey,

    In a 12 team, H2H points league, I was approached by a manager who lost Rendon and Baez for my Josh Harrison. If I make a move, I’d have to grab someone like A. Hill, Gennett or Alcantara off waivers to plug into 2B.

    Would you move Harrison and Feliz (who I don’t particularly trust, but felt I had to grab) for his Melancon? or his Taijuan Walker? He also has DeGrom, but might be asking for too much.

    The rest of my staff is:

    Kluber
    Arrieta
    Iwakuma
    Hutchison
    Hammel
    Salazar
    Hahn
    Chapman
    Benoit
    Feliz
    Boxberger
    Soria

    THanks!

  66. David Brys says:
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    Pitchers Carrasco, McHugh, fiers, Paxton, smyly, hutchinson, Greene, gausman, Bradley, Holland, feliz

    Add jimmy Nelson, rubby DE la Rosa, house, pomeranz, Salazar any other sleepers?

    • David Brys says:
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      Jordan Walden, parnell, romo, aaron sanchez

  67. Henry says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In a 10 team h2h 5×5 obp league.

    Got offered Goldy for my Carlos Santana + Carrasco.
    The rest of my pitching is : Degrom, Cole, Arrieta, Quintana, and Keuchel. Is it good enough to give up Carrasco?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  68. Brett says:
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    Grey

    What’s your take on graveman? Like him more than Bradley House or McCarthy?

    • Carnac says:
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      Graveman has a pretty pedestrian K rate. I’d roster those other guys before him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Search the site, I’ve gone over him multiple times

  69. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly H2H 9×9 categories, hitting cats are 1B, BB, 2B+3B, HR, R, RBI, K, OPS, NetSB.

    Biggest potential weaknesses are 2B/MI (Gyorko, Schoop, Mercer on bench and Olivera in Minors), and OF (start Calhoun, Joc and Pollock, w/ Saunders heading to DL and Rasmus on bench).

    Have a free roster spot that I have to use on a bench bat. SAGNOF not worth much in this league, but when it comes with a decent OBP it can still play.

    1. Who do you like out of Jace Peterson (2B), Valbuena (2B/3B) and EverCab (SS)?
    2. Would you drop Rasmus for Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jace 2. Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually 2. Nope

  70. herschel says:
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    @Grey: anyone you really wanted that got taken ahead of your pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t remember

  71. MadMax210 says:
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    Yan Gomes or Gattis?

  72. Dave says:
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    I have a question about Not Active slots in a Yahoo league. Does yahoo treat these slots like DL slots, where you cannot draft a player into that slot, you would have to draft the player to your bench and then after the draft move that player into that slot? Wow, what a run-on sentence that was! Hopefully someone can answer this, cause I hate reaching out to yahoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I believe that’s correct, you move them after the draft

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Dave: for dynasty leagues this is one of the stupidest things yahoo could even come up with. If you are lucky you find a comish that has everybody pot out of separate list for NA players predraft, and later, he’ll slot them into everyone’s lineups. According to yahoo prospects suddenly become active MLB players prior to the draft, and a split second afterwards they go right back to NA players. Like a Sci-Fi novel or somesuch.

  73. Joe says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys to speculate on Andrew Miller being named closer for the yankees due to Betances struggling?

    Austin Jackson, Quintana, Hutchinson, Carlos Martinez, Joakim Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  74. royce! says:
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    Checked this draft after it finished and at the time was wondering what justified the Marte pick considering Upton was still available- now I see that you were just trying to finally land him on at least one team. Marte is a weird one for you, since you really like him but would never get him if you actually followed your rankings (you have him at something like 60, ESPN around 30). I recall thinking the same about Cole.

    There is something liberating about just saying screw the rankings and drafting the guys you want even if you have to do so way to early. I guess that’s how Headley keeps on ending up on Jaywrong’s teams! Burn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I struggled with Marte or Upton… I actually said in the chat at the time, you’re welcome to Jay because I left him Upton, when I was about to take him… Yeah, that’s pretty much how I went with this draft, at a certain point, you just need to draft guys you want

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i did the exact same thing with marte my bigger money league this year, but it’s because i simply needed steals out of a all around type performer, since i had the TOR speedless tandom of E5/Bautista already. i Remember looking at wow, upton is clearly ranked higher here. So i just grabbed an early SP and got marte where i thought he’d be. It is interesting you went Cole over J-Zimm though, as you do have Zimm ranked higher, and there wasn’t any statistical basis for that one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: I zigged around my own self more than I would of liked. Taking guys I dont own anywhere in case I was wrong everywhere else.

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: That seems to happen more in these drafts that occur so close to the start of the season. I mean for god’s sake I just drafted Billy Hamilton in the Original Recipe RCL.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: *shakes fist*

  75. Corey says:
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    Just noticed the Streamonator will be subscription based this year. Will other pay Razzball tools be included with this subscription?

  76. Grindrguy says:
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    Since everyone else is posting their RCL team, here’s mine. I loved it until I viewed it while sober.

    C – Lucroy (7), Yadier (17)
    1B – A Gonzalez (5) Duda (14)
    2B – Prado (16) Scooter (20) Micah Johnson (25)
    SS – Andrus (10) Rollins (11)
    3B – Donaldson (3) Alvarez (15)
    OF – Stanton (1) Leonys Martin (8) Holliday (9) Revere (13) Markakis (22) .. Ugh
    SP – Scherzer (2) Pineda (19) Tillman (21) Hahn (23)
    RP – Chapman (4) Holland (6) Benoit (12) Giles (18) (Romo) (24)

    I had planned on streaming some SPs this season. Now it’s more of a necessity than a plan.

    FU Crown Royal….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks high on speed, and low on power, maybe just a little bit, but ti’s there… Pitching looks fine…

  77. Long Bawls says:
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    Finally drafted! 12 Team Roto 6×6 (+OPS for hitters/+WHIP and ER vs. ERA for pitchers). I think I drank the Kool-Aid:

    C: C Santana
    1B: A. Rizzo
    2B: Gyorko
    3B: C. Davis
    SS: Segura
    OF: B. Harper
    W. Myers
    J. Upton
    UTIL: E. Hosmer
    O. Arcia

    BN: K. Vargas

    DL (soon): A. Rendon
    H. Pence

    SP: H. Iwakuma
    J. Arrieta
    M. Shoemaker
    M. Tanaka
    P. Hughes

    RP: F. Rodriguez
    B. Cecil
    B. Boxberger
    J. Soria and J. Nathan

    I’m pleased but neurotic. Will add 2 of Burns/Owings/Evercab/Hahn/J. Smith/A. Bradley when DL happens. My favorite thing about this team is that with the Soria/Nathan fight there’s at least 1 guaranteed drop for further tinkering!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My Kool-Aid is tasty! Nice team, bro, I don’t like Tanaka, but that’s my only small quibble… Looks solid!

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’ma go to Kinko’s and get that laminated for the tough wee hours!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good call, save that shizz!

  78. Ulysses says:
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    Looking to pick up ottavino in a saves+hold league.

    Who do I drop
    Fiers
    Cashner
    Mchugh
    Latos

    I’m afraid he gets picked up before I have a chance to DL Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one for now

      • Ulysses says:
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        @Grey:

        How about dropping of any of those guys for Bradley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bleh

  79. Great White North says:
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    Rendon’s body of work is so huge, that he justifies, beyond reason, a high ranking. The many decades of twenty/twenty seasons he has amased is glorious, beyond reason. And yet, alas, Marcus’s S(i)emen will have a better year than the God we mortals call The Ren. Bold prediction. Dude is injured. Hamstring for how many weeks now? Once again, hamstring. Someone should make ham like string cheese, and call it hamstring. Keep on pulling it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knee injury

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: oops

  80. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey. Whats your thoughts on Bradley… worth acquiring? Also buying or selling post draft buzz on McAllister? I’ve been debating for days, gathering different opinions, I have one open spot to fill based on this roster is it Burns, Bradley or a power bat like Cron or Vargas(not sure if the Hamilton news impacts Cron’s value and gives Vargas the edge there)?Also unsure If I needed Jace and Burns the way my lineup is currently constructed. I’m assuming you like Greene the least on my staff making him the most likely drop? If so which of the aforementioned players helps this roster the most?If you’d drop someone other than/or in addition to Greene I’m open to suggestions . As always appreciate your feedback and thanks for your time!

    This is my roster: ESPN 12 team HTH mixed 5×5 OBP instead of AVG
    C McCann
    1B Freeman
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS A.Ramirez
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Soler
    OF Betts
    Util Pollock
    Util Avisail Garcia
    Util Lawrie
    Bench Semien
    Bench Jace Peterson

    P Kluber
    P Wainwright
    P Cole
    P Walker
    P Paxton
    SP Ventura
    SP S.Greene
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench SP/RP D. Norris
    Bench SP McCarthy

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the link, Its an OBP over AVG league. So would you hold tight or drop Greene?

        • Eric B says:
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          @Eric B: Sorry hold tight or drop Greene In regards to acquiring Burns, Cron/Vargas?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh, you can hold for now… If you really want to go Cron

            • Eric B says:
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              @Grey: Cool man, thanks for the feedback. Im torn between trying to beef up my pitching should Waino falter and making sure I have the right balance of speed and power.I keep going back and forth on do I need more speed or more power lol.

  81. Great White North says:
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    Side note. Ryan Braun, the reliever fore the Angels is owned in .6% of leagues. So for every 1,000 yokes drafting a fantasy team, 6 of them went bonkers nuts and couldn’t believe that they were able to grabthe former MVP Ryan Pee-Pee Braun in the 19th round of their draft. Woot Hoot!

  82. Toofsrgone says:
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    Grey when do the Friday buy/sell columns begin!? Always my favorite reads

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next Friday

      • Toofsrgone says:
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        @Grey: not the Friday after next?

        Haha thanks. Looking forward to it

  83. Alright, more RCL! I left work 20 mins early and figured I’d get home in plenty of time to do the East Coast draft. But nooo, I get on the I-10 and it’s absolute bumper to bumper because they closed down the entire interstate due to a massive fatal accident. It ended up taking two hours to get home. Time to draft on the cellphone app again! At least this time I didn’t autopick Posey and Ortiz etc. I never intended to punt starting pitching like it ended up, but the team ahead of me kept taking the starter I wanted right before me. So, I just decided to have some fun with the situation and take guys I liked. We’ll find out if I can really find starters growing on trees. My main worry is killing my WHIP early before I can sift/churn/stream my way into a workable starting group, so I may bench some guys early until things shake out a bit.

    C Matt Wieters (18)
    1B Adrian Gonzalez (4)
    2B Kolten Wong (7)
    3B Nolan Arenado (3)
    SS Ian Desmond (2)
    MI Howie Kendrick (15)
    CI Eric Hosmer (14)
    OF Adam Jones (1)
    OF Yoenis Cespedes (5)
    OF Marcell Ozuna (8)
    OF Alex Gordon (9)
    OF Brett Gardner (11)
    UT Manny Machado (10)
    BN Torii Hunter (22)

    SP Shelby Miller (19)
    SP Scott Kazmir (20)
    SP Danny Salazar (21)
    SP Brandon McCarthy (23)
    SP Trevor Bauer (24)
    SP Archie Bradley (25)

    RP Craig Kimbrel (6)
    RP Koji Uehara (12)
    RP Fernando Rodney (13)
    RP Andrew Miller (16)
    RP Tyler Clippard (17)

    I’ve never used this strategy, I am curious to see how things go. There’s a couple picks I wish I could have back but considering I did this on the cell phone while driving it’s not too shabby.

    PS Wong looks like he’s gonna hit 8th *sad trombone*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you have a pretty good idea of what I think here… Nice hitting, maybe a tad low on power, but your pitching is gonna need work… At least you have closers…

      • @Grey:

        Yeah when you don’t take any starters until round 19 its gonna need work. On the bright side, I’m sure you will find me an excellent staff off of waivers Grey, we’re all counting on you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  84. Chad says:
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    Who would you rather have for a catcher in a ten teamer? Gattis or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  85. ashtray says:
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    Should I drop any of Khris Davis, Pomeranz, Burnett to make room for Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  86. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Every year I plan on changing up my auction draft strategy, but every year I find myself returning to the tried and true method of 6 IPAs and 2 spliffs – meaning I generally am asleep for the last 4 picks. This year those were Texeira, Aaron Hill, Dioner Navarro, and JJ Hardy. Luckily I also rely on Razzballs top 400 rankings. Ended up trading Jay Bruce and Hutchison for Lester and Wieters (since it is a 2 catcher league). I think my hitting is really bizarre, but I kind of like it.
    Its a 12 team, 5×5.
    C – Wieters
    C – Hundley
    1B- Goldy
    2B-Schoop
    SS-HanRam
    3B – Arenado
    2B/SS – Michah J.
    1B/3B – Moobs
    OF – Giancarlo
    OF – AJones
    OF – Choo
    OF – Joc
    OF – Fowler
    Util – Desmond J.
    SP – Lester
    SP- Iwakuma
    SP -Yordano
    SP – Porcello
    SP – Hammel
    SP -Odorozi
    SP – Shoemaker
    RP – Rosenthal
    RP – Robertson
    B – Betances
    B- Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a solid team, hitting doesn’t look that bizarre to me, looks good…

  87. andrew says:
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    Hola,
    6X6 Roto league using OBP. I have been offered LaRoche or Napoli for Cashner, I need a Corner infielder. Do you have a preference? I hate when batters switch leagues, seems to take awhile to adapt but LaRoche is a vet. Napoli dealt with his sleep apnea and is in a stacked lineup. Unsure what to do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take LaRoche

  88. VamosALaPetco says:
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    Looking for a little feedback on this here team I drafted. 10-team, H2H, keeper league, 6×6 w/ OPS and QS. My hitting ranked pretty low in the standings projections, and maybe this is the optimist in me talking, but I kind of love my line-up despite its deficiencies in run production. Am I too dependent on young guns and question marks?

    C – Wilson Ramos
    1B – Albert Pujols
    2B – Brian Dozier
    SS – Jose Reyes
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    CI – Pablo Sandoval
    MI – Marcus Semien
    OF – Bryce Harper
    OF – George Springer
    OF – Jason Heyward
    OF – Jorge Soler
    OF – Leonys Martin
    UT – Oswaldo Arcia
    UT – Steven Souza
    BN – Anthony Gose

    SP – Matt Harvey
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    SP – Jake Arrieta
    SP – Tyson Ross
    SP – Chris Archer
    SP – Matt Shoemaker
    SP – Jose Quintana
    SP – Trevor Bauer
    SP – Drew Pomeranz
    RP – Cody Allen
    RP – Brett Cecil
    RP – Joaquin Benoit
    RP – Francisco Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not too dependent… Team looks solid… I like the hitting and pitching…

  89. trigger cut says:
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    Grey, thanks for everything you do. Bit of advice? I drafted a power-heavy team. Now looking for speed, with maybe some upside thrown in, for my 2nd UTIL slot. OBP league with a moves limit. Who’d you rather:

    Fowler
    Eaton
    Pompey
    EYJ
    EverCab

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pompey

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Cool. That’s the way I was leaning, given the options. Thanks for confirming. Is Yasmani/y Tomas heading to AAA? Even if he stays, drop him for Pompey on a slow, power-heavy team?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could be, unknown still… Sure, Pompey

          • trigger cut says:
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            @Grey: Word. Thank you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  90. Letsgo says:
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    Archer and Alex Gordon or grienke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  91. Ulysses says:
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    I’m also thinking about dropping eovaldi for Bradley Sound good in roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  92. J-FOH says:
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    The Streamer song sang like Billy Joels Always a Woman

    He can kill with a blowup, he can wound with his walks
    He can ruin your faith with his casual ratios
    And he only reveals with the ineptness he brings
    he throws like a child, but he’s always a streamer to me

    he can lead you to love, he can make you or break you
    he can ask for the ball, but he’ll never be a Felix
    And he’ll take what he wants since you got him for free
    Yeah, he steals your dreams, but he’s always a streamer to me

    Ohhh… he takes care of your team
    he can walk em if he wants if he can get ahead of the count
    Ohhh… and he never gives no runs
    And he never gives enough K’s , he just hurts your whip

    And he’ll promise you more than the garden of Petco
    Then he’ll carelessly cut you and laugh while you’re bleeding
    But he’ll bring out the best and the worst while on my team
    Blame it all on yourself ’cause he’s always a streamer to me

    CHORUS

    he’s infrequently kind and he’s suddenly cruel
    he can do as he pleases, he’s nobody’s fifth
    he can’t be trusted, he’s earned his disdain
    And the most he will do is throw 6 innings while giving up three,
    But he’s always a streamer to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, stepping up the game!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: had to go old school me to kick off the season, hadn’t done a parody mash up doohickie thingy in a couple of years. It felt right today because i’ll be singing this every day in the Perts league. Have you seen my staff…or lack there of.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I don’t look at your team

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            This brings up an interesting subject, Grey. How often do you actually look at other teams in draft or after? I don’t look at teams often if ever unless I’m in need of something and think I can find a trade partner that makes sense.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: I always look. I strategize against them. I’m not playing myself. I’m figuring out where I can jump in the standings to beat them….this is in season post May of course

              • Sky

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                But we’re talking about teams 2 days after the draft. Wasn’t saying anything against you, was just curious if Grey actually peeped at other teams during this time or if he was disinclined to.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: Im coming out as a peeper

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    We’ve all known for quite some time, we were just waiting for you to say it. What teams have you peeped that you liked?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: I looked will give opinion in future RCL post

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I don’t ever look at other teams… Except for the 50,000 teams in the comments

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Imagine seeking out to look at a team for S’s and G’s… Why?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Yeah, I’m of the same mindset. Other than my keeper, I don’t really check other teams and even there, it’s more for fun/to talk with friends about.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, unless scoping for trades…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    fantasy baseball soul mates

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love ewe… Siri!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Sky: Agreed. Except for one league where I know which of my close friends will be the competition, it feels good knowing you drafted a better team. Of course, we’re talking about our teams in person when we hang out, so it’s different. I couldn’t match one guy to anyone else’s team in RCL right now.

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Yeah, my friends and I jabber in our keeper afterwards. I’ll probably be looking at JFOH’s here soon, though, just for fun/gab time.

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Sky: Good, tell him what terrible picks he made, for me. But don’t tell him I said that. This is in invisible ink right?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Totally. This will stay just between you, me, and the rest of the internet. Mum’s the word!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: most seasons are won on draft day and in season moves mean very little

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      @Sky: I do tend to look at other people teams, and I gotta say Sky yours is my favorite out of this draft.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Thanks man! I like my late speed. If only Grey hadn’t stolen Billy Burns, I would’ve been happier.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sorry!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I wouldn’t look at JFOH’s team out of spite

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha, don’t make him become full of ha…wait…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      hahahaha Grey doing the classic me

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      An RCL post pert judgement is coming

                    • Grey

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                      Oh boy

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Oh boy fo sho

  93. ERad says:
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    So we bumped our bench up from 5 spots to 6 – since we also expanded our roster this year (it was the Yahoo default, and now it includes 5 OF, MI, CI, and 2 UTIL.)

    I see a lot of shallow benches in these posts – are there any glaring disadvantages to having a deep bench in a league?

    I also haven’t drafted yet, so I just wanted to ask a question to feel like I’m still apart of the team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, just another SP, and fine to take a couple bench bats

  94. C: Mike Zunino (21)
    1B: Jose Abreu (1)
    2B: Anthony Rendon (4)
    3B: Nolan Arenado (2)
    SS: Xander Bogaerts (9)
    MI: Devon Travis (22)
    CI: Pablo Sandoval (8)
    OF: Starling Marte (3)
    OF: Yoenis Cespedes (5)
    OF: Oswaldo Arcia (12)
    OF: Wil Myers (13)
    OF: Lorenzo Cain (18)
    UTIL: Billy Burns (24)
    Bench: Dexter Fowler (25)
    P: Gerrit Cole (6)
    P: Carlos Carrasco (7)
    P: Hector Rondon (10)
    P: Chris Archer (11)
    P: Koji Uehara (14)
    P: Jenrry Mejia (15)
    P: Tyler Clippard (16)
    P: James Paxton (17)
    P: Carlos Martinez (19)
    Bench: Jesse Hahn (20), Bobby Parnell (23)

    ————————————————–
    I won’t go through every player, but there are a few of note with your draft worth commenting on…

    Abreu at the 3-hole I like – it’s bold, and I assume it went Trout-Miggy-Abreu? I love his stick at 1B, and I may well have done the same, though Goldy is very tempting for the SB potential. But I do love me some Abreu. Why not Goldy though? Or even McCutch for his all-around game? Just curious.

    I don’t mind Arenado in the 2nd, but are you sure he wouldn’t have made it back to you in the 3rd? He’s typically been going in the mid-30s range, so this may have been a slight reach. Tough spot to be in if you really wanted him since there was risk he wouldn’t make it back, but I can’t help but think he may have been there at 3.03

    Marte – meh. I see OF as pretty deep this year -I like Marte, but 3.03 when you could take AJ Pollock or Joc Pederson or any number of other intriguing power/speed combos seems like it may have been a misstep. Overpaying for speed?

    Rendon in the 4th – I just threw up in my mouth a little. Yes, you’ll get 5 months of play from him. You’ll probably only get 3 months of SBs from him, and I expect a severe decrease in that # from his early projections. As you’re probably aware, knee (or any) “sprains” are actually minor ligament tears. I have this gut feeling that the Nats may give Rendon the red light more often than not to avoid reinjury. That’s just a hunch and I might be way off. I know you don’t love the pick either so I don’t mean to salt the wound, but…

    Cespedes – I am as low on him as anyone. I don’t love this in the 5th.

    Otherwise I think you got some nice value in the later rounds – nice OF-ers beyond Cespedes (and while I don’t love the Marte pick, he’s a very solid player who will help you)

    Pitching seems light – you could use another #1-2 type, and I worry about your power a bit – Abreu traded some obp for HRs in the 2nd half, but you’ll get some pop out of Arenado & a couple others, but you seem more speed than power.

    Also you’re putting a lot of MI eggs into a small basket with Bogaerts/Travis, If you miss on either it could be a long season.

    Overall a pretty decent team, but your early rounds aren’t my favorite picks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice breakdown… I went Abreu per my rankings…. Maybe on Rendon, we’ll see…Marte’s more than just speed… Pollocks and Jocks are nice, but they’re not the same

      • @Grey:

        I agree they’re Pollocks & Jocks ain’t Marte, they can be had 10-15 rounds later.

        Did you draft strictly by your rankings, or were there any “fuck it” or “hunch” picks? I mean, we all have rankings, but sometimes when the draft zigs, I zag – seems like that was the case with Rendon, but just wondering how strict you adhere.

        Question about the 3B pick – you took Arenado in the 2nd. Where did everyone’s favorite Blue Jay Donaldson go?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have rankings, they’re at the top of the site labeled Rankings…

          • @Grey:

            Right – I know. I’m wondering if you deviate from them while drafting or adhere to them strictly.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not too much, I did deviate a little in this draft, reaching for Marte…

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: that wasn’t as odd a reach as Cole over J.Zimm when you have Cole 7 spots lower in SP ranks. 2 tiers lower also. It’s possible this wasn’t on purpose (i.e. you left espn ranks instead of your own and simply missed it, i’ve done that before)

                as far as donaldson there is a link to this draft way way above.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  ESPN rankings are so screwy lots of time I had no idea who was available, I just saw someone I liked

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: yeah, unless you actually take the long amount of time to put in your own, it’s very easy to miss (in 90 seconds or less esp) who’s even out there.

  95. Bob says:
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    9 team roto 6×6 with OPS

    Pablo Sandoval for $1 or Chris Carter for $1?

    Would be my utility spot or CI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo

  96. Cuban Bandits says:
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    will rendon retain his 2b eligibility after this year? Or is he pretty much only a 3b now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly 3B

  97. fillllterd says:
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    latos and hahn for pineda…which side?

    latos and J upton for Sale…which side?

    • Cuban Bandits says:
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      @fillllterd: Pineda side….Upton side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda… Upton

  98. I was curious why Marte so early when he is so much farther down on your rankings that there were like 10 guys above him on the board at the time. Mancrush I guess? If he doesn’t hit 15-20 HR’s he’s just another Sagnof guy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he does hit 15…

  99. Rumpelstiltskin says:
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    Hi Grey (and all),
    Great work this spring. I’ve been reading but first comment of the season.
    I drafted this team a couple of weeks ago or so and just wanted to see what you guys thought. I had a mobile connection was disconnecting a few times, so a few of these guys were auto-drafted.

    12 – Team Roto league 7×7 : R, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OPS, W, QS, SV, H, K, ERA, WHIP

    C – Wilin Rosario
    C – Yasmani Grandal (1B)
    1B – Chris Davis (3B)
    2B – Jason Kipnis
    3B – Josh Donaldson
    SS – Danny Santana (OF)
    CI – Adrián Béltre (3B)
    MI – Alcides Escobar (SS)
    OF – Giancarlo Stanton
    OF – Carlos González
    OF – Kole Calhoun
    OF – Wil Myers
    UTIL – Eric Hosmer (1B)
    SP – Jordan Zimmermann
    SP – Jeff Samardzija
    SP – Doug Fister
    SP – Collin McHugh
    SP – Michael Pineda
    RP – Greg Holland
    RP – Drew Storen
    RP – Luke Gregerson
    RP – empty
    P – Drew Hutchison (SP)
    BN – Nathan Eovaldi (SP)
    BN – Mike Fiers (SP)
    BN – Daniel Norris (SP)

    As you can see there are Holds. I’ll chase some holds once my pitching works out its kinks. Maybe do a trade to open up a roster spot. I have a few bounce-back candidates and injury risks. I scooped up Hutch, Fiers, and Norris off the wire. Fiers was dropped. What do ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You look solid on OPS, TBs and hitting in general… Nice pitching too… Good team!

      • Rumpelstiltskin says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Had minimal planning time, relied a lot on your rankings as well as the rest of the Razzball boys. Best to go to a one-stop shop! Good luck on all your teams and with the site this season. Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  100. jaw says:
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    trade alexei and ryan zimmerman for longo? 12 team 5×5 h2h with mi/ci. have hanley at SS. can grab odor/semien to replace alexei at MI

    team below
    C Zunino
    1B Hosmer
    2B wong
    SS hanley
    3B zimmerman
    MI alexei
    CI duda
    OF trout
    OF puig
    OF soler
    OF gardner
    util wil myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo

  101. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    I represent one of the hundreds of faceless competitors out to win the Razzaball 6 month smack the ball contest. Since you showed me yours… I give you a peak at mine…

    C Wilson Ramos, Wsh
    1B Albert Pujols, LAA
    2B Jace Peterson, Atl
    3B Carlos Santana, Cle
    SS Jimmy Rollins, LAD
    2B/SS Marcus Semien, Oak
    1B/3B C.J. Cron, LAA
    OF Jose Bautista, Tor
    OF Billy Hamilton, Cin
    OF Mark Trumbo, Ari 1B,
    OF A.J. Pollock, Ari
    OF Michael Cuddyer, NYM
    UTIL Justin Morneau, Col
    Bench Wil Myers, SD
    Bench Jonathan Schoop, Bal
    DL Anthony Rendon, Wsh

    P Greg Holland, KC RP
    P Joaquin Benoit, SD RP
    P Hector Rondon, ChC RP
    P Jenrry Mejia, NYM RP, SP
    P Edward Mujica, Bos RP
    P Joel Peralta, LAD RP
    P Matt Harvey, NYM SP
    P Alex Wood, Atl SP, RP
    P Jose Fernandez, Mia SP
    P Kyle Hendricks, ChC SP

    Not sure whether or not I want to keep Schoop, Semien or Peterson because of Rendon. Any thoughts?
    I plan on streaming and putting Fernandez on the DL when eligible.

    • Joe Shmoe says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Thanks for the feedback.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Little heavy on speed with Pollock, Hamilton and Jace, but not terrible… Still decent power… I like the team overall, nice pitching too

  102. SteveNZ says:
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    In the 8 teamer I drafted yesterday, do you dump Smyly for any of these guys?
    Hutch
    Weaver
    Latos
    Kazmir
    Ryu

    Was too slow to the wire for Walker…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: I say Hutch, can you stash Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  103. SteveNZ says:
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    First trade of the year! Sent C-Mart for Adam Eaton in the Ol’ H2H. C-Mart no good to me now he’s in the rotation and Eaton gives me some CF cover. Good for OBP too. What a blockbuster!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Now that I have Eaton, you’re OK with me dropping Souza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: I literally just puked in my mouth. I hated him in San Diego and hate him in Stupid Frisco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want a Bochy head wall in my house…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: do you have 30 foot ceilings?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          27, ceilings are in their prime!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you might have to cut of the chin or maybe the hairline

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As my dog, Ted, says, whatevs!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Ted is just too too LA

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ted got tude

  104. MIke says:
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    Solid squad, Grey! Entertaining read as always too. I’m heading into the 10th year of my main lg with my shitstorm of friends. I’ve finished 2nd 3 of the last 4 seasons, which is only slightly maddening. How does my team look this year?

    10 team H2H daily transaction lg. 5×4 + OPS, TB, k/bb, k/9, QS, SV+H

    C: Santana (51)
    1B: Rizzo (10)
    2b: Cano (11)
    3B: Arenado (31)
    SS: Santana (151)
    OF: Dickerson (30)
    OF: Betts (50)
    OF: Heyward (70)
    UTI: Soler (71)
    UTI: Wong (110)

    BENCH: Pollock (150), Bogaerts (170)

    SP: Wood (90)
    SP: Carrasco (91)
    P: Hughes (111)
    P: McHugh (131)
    P: Fiers (130)
    P: Odorizzi (171)
    P: Hahn (211)
    RP: Rondon (190)
    RP: Cecil (191)
    RP: Soria (waivers, dropped Rodon)
    RP: Neshek (210)

    I know you don’t like bench hitters, but they’re nice to have in daily moves leagues. I also reached on a few guys, Arenado, Betts, Soler, Fiers, but I really wanted these guys. Maybe not Soler, he was a panic pick, but I ain’t mad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Mike! I like the offense though it’s honestly difficult to know due to the categories… Looks very strong on OPS and K/BB

  105. UL's Toothpick says:
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    Would you start Daniel Norris in Yankee Stadium next week ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON, but prolly

  106. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    i was locked into keeping rendon before the injury happenings.

    which of these short term replacements do you recommend:

    plouffe, uribe, valbuena, chris johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  107. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ervin Sanata a 80 game suspension.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Santana..damn autocorrect.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: The worst part is, it’s not even how you spell “sonata,” stupid phone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My phone calls him Irwin Dantana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: figured you would have had him in NFBC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Surprised I don’t

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Just looked. Nico is the lucky winner.

            • Grey

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              He said that above

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Great Knoche: WHAT! sweet jesus i’m snake bit in that 30 man league, the TWO players i matched in restricted bidding (for 8.77 and 12 million), werth and ERV have now screwed me over. Werth gets shoulder surgery exactly 3 days after i match his 12 mil bid, and now ERV is out half the year too. yikes, i also missed out on Captain Kirk from having not decided which RP to drop since my own ignorance with Fantrax’s waivers (which really are the best, most logical waivers i’ve ever seen) last night left with with getting 2 RP when i would’ve gotten 1 and erasmo instead. And finally, i learn that you don’t even get the large amount of money back from a player (i guess that was silly assumption on my part) when a guy is on DL. So i’ll soon have 20.77 million out of 100 on DL and 2-3 roster spots i can’t even fill unless I cut somebody i can use. Hard lessons learned here.

  108. Dkohn says:
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    Billy Burns or Jace Peterson?

    Thanks Gr~ey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. J-FOH says:
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    I had to use a proxy last night for one of my RCL’s. I feel bad I couldn’t be there but to make matters worse my proxy drafted Sonny Gray as my second arm. He could of taken Yelich, hell would of rather taken Wainwright at 71. I guess all my hate came back to bite me in the ass because he knows I hate Gray this year and would never take him that high. The spiteful got spited

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Serves you right

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I said I hate GRAY not GREY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh cool

  110. Carlos says:
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    I am assuming Ervin Santana is drop-able in 10 team H2h. Who is the better pick up for him… H. Bailey or J. Peavy?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  111. RicoSuave says:
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    Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PEDs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  112. MooseOutFront says:
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    Afternoon Grey.

    My Longoria and Hamilton for his Dickerson and Sandoval?

    12 team H2H 6×6. Arenado starts at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon, Moose, dickerson side

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey. What if I toss in my C Santana and his Gattis to the deal? Still Dickerson side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a lot for you to give up

  113. goodfold2 says:
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    with ERV missing this much time my options to remain competitive for at least a little while till I go the wholesale sell off method in that 30 man league (cut or trade ERV’s 8.77 mil, trade Beltre and his this year only contract for 18 mil)
    options are:
    1. cut one RP out of brach/furbush/al al and grab a 2nd BN hitter. “best” options are heisey/denorfia (i have coghlan as a starter while Werth is out so denorfia might be best)/e.nunez/schumaker/mchenry. I have Brach and Al Al at cheap 2 year deals each.
    2. cut same RP for one SP possible like Stauffer (Shandler’s book actually rates him very high in skills, he’s LR at MIN now, only behind the awful Pelfrey), and/or wait for Stults/Fausto/Maholm to get recalled as a SP. Depth charts show Stults/Fausto as SP right now, but i can’t get them till they are in majors.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: wasn’t able to get santos, he’s listed with the ugly “green means stop” minor league flag in fantrax.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stauffer

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: dropping Brach i assume. I have roster spots, but not enough money to grab them. I was under incorrect assumption that DL stints or suspensions that go on DL spots give you money back, they don’t. I could cut Mini Donkey here as well, but a homer hitting CI isn’t something that can be replaced one little bit anywhere. I read it (didn’t read, made bad assumption) DL stints as “No, money back”, when really, it was “No money back”.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: like the time

  114. SteveNZ says:
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    And the commish draws the #2 slot in the Original Recipe RCL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hopefully Al K is still a bit woozy from our auction draft last night and Trout falls to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  115. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Drama in AZ…going down to the wire with Tomas or Lamb…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smart move by them

  116. smalls killer says:
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    Ok. 10 team league, keep 7, w/ OPS and K/BB ratio. So I’m at a stand still on a trade with a guy. He is willing to give up Wood & Cobb for Longo and Fiers. I have Longo, Lawrie, Tomas and eventually Bryant. I do have 2 Util slots. Would you hold Longo or flip him? I keep asking for Madbum or Gerrit Cole. Maybe I’m asking a bit much but I’m not sure how far I’m off. Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Longo there

      • smalls killer says:
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        @Grey: thanks, great stuff as alway. Say, I just saw word on Bradley making rotation. Does that change anything for you, wouls you move him up in your ranks? I’m not rushing for him in my 10 team league but am thinking about it in my 12 team (Norris, Sanchez, Gausman also available) dropping Syndergaard

  117. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Any way that Bailey steals the closer role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful

  118. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty roto with doubles/triples/hits and a bunch of defensive crap for hitters and appearances/complete games/shutouts/double plays/holds/k per 9/ pickoffs/ relief wins/ no hitters/QS and up to 25 kept. 5 NA slots have been added from the none of last year, but most prospects aren’t owned yet, i’ll be drafting some now. I got lucky when on the last day of the year this team got 2nd he quit. This sound about right? 4 BN spots total.
    C posey
    1B goldy
    2B altuve
    SS reyes
    3B sandoval
    LF blackman
    CF mccutch
    RF braun
    Util A-gon
    BN Crapenter
    SP harvey, hughes,archer, ryu,hutchison,
    BN peavy, pomeranz
    RP kenley, rondon, ottavino,grilli
    RP
    RP
    RP
    BN
    NA (x5) salazar.
    this makes the cuts d.brown, m.cain,affeldt,medina,gallardo,muppet master, s.kelley, c.j.wilson, hultzen.
    This means i would draft 3 people (at least 2 of them big time prospects)
    1. should i also drop Pomeranz here? (giving me 4 spots to draft)
    2. drop either of grilli or ottavino and try to get a better set up guy (or even closer)? only possibly useful guys i’m SURE aren’t kept are otero/abad/parnell/strop/n.ramirez/thayer/leone/ziegler/jepsen/diekman/j.peralta/walden/fien/barett/diekman/furbush/paco. the more i look i’m thinking this could be a yes. some more almost certainly open up as well.
    3. keep anybody else i’m not keeping now?
    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Yes, Grilli 3. Nah

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: sweet sack, i’m good to go for sunday’s draft, and tonight’s keeper deadline.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  119. nick the dick says:
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    Chris Davis and Bogaerts for Arenado, digame!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  120. Bammers says:
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    Got a keeper question for you.. its a 7×7 10 team h2h league where we keep 12 guys. The extra cats are hits and strikeouts for batting, and hits and walks for pitching. I was offered Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon for Ian Desmond and Luke Gregorson. If I do this, Segura would move into my SS spot, and Gordon into my MI spot (also have Dozier). Do you do this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

  121. The Flayed Man says:
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    His King Felix/Castellanos for my Hutchinson/Paxton/Hahn/Garcia?

    Thank you

    14 team roto 6×6 (ops & holds) keeper 6.
    C. Grandal
    1B. Rizzo
    2B. Wong
    3B. Arenado
    SS Santana
    CI. Hosmer
    MI. Gyoko
    OF. Harper
    OF. J. Upton
    OF. Myers
    OF. Heyward
    UT. Garcia
    UT. Pompey
    BN. Cron
    NA. Sano

    SP: Samardzija, Ross, Hutchinson, Paxton, Hahn, C. Martinez. Aaron Sanchez
    RP: Street, Casilla, Cecil, Giles, Tazawa, Mujica.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Felix

  122. Bob says:
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    roto 6×6 with OPS and QS

    Keep Chris Carter for $1 or Jacob deGrom for $1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom

  123. Terrence Mann says:
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    I’m with food.

    I had to pay $15 for that proprietary info, snitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you’re welcome!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Terrence Mann: last chapter ruled.

  124. GJH says:
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    Grey,
    Would you rank Bradley over Gausman?

    Thanks much.

    • GJH says:
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      @GJH: Actually, just saw your updated rankings. It looks like No is the correct response.

      Thanks Grey.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, okay, no problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did the O’s say if Gausman will be a starter or a reliever for sure yet? Cause I’ve ranked them both if they haven’t htpp://razzball.com/top-400-2015-fantasy-baseball/

  125. Alan says:
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    In a 10 team league, am I okay with soria, gregerson, ottavino and cishek? 2 teams hoarded all the saves. 5×5 roto. Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Mark says:
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    Thank you in advance for the reply.

    Is it crazy to go everth over micah at MI? seems everth will be higher in the lineup and dude runs like the wind. Only afraid i will miss out on a micah breakout, ya know?

    Kept jose ramirez at SS on your advice.

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not crazy, he doesn’t run like the wind though, he gets caught quite a bit

  127. Carnac says:
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    Zack Cozart just stole 3rd base. He then turned to the camera, smirked, and held a finger under his nose to mime a mustache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now I’m drafting him!

  128. Oppo taco says:
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    Just had another snake draft, 5×5 roto, 13 teams, what do you think? The middle rounds were full of guys I didn’t want at all, so I ended up weirdly taking a lot of pitchers. Thoughts? Thanks grey
    C – grandal (someone sniped Zunino right before me)
    1b – trumbo (vomit)
    2b – rendon
    SS – segura
    3b – Donaldson
    Of – cargo
    Of – Gomez
    Of – pollock
    Util – arenado, mornaeu
    Bench – avisaiil Garcia, rusney Castillo, Micah Johnson, odor (auto pick)
    SP – cole, wood, Carrasco, t Ross, Hahn, Bauer
    RP – Benoit, Cecil, gregerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching looks solid…Hitting looks balanced too, I like Trumbo… Nice team!

  129. SteveNZ says:
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    Original Recipe, yo. No speed…

    C McCann (239)
    1B Pujols (23)  
    2B Kipnis (71)
    3B Beltre (26)
    SS Santana (98)
    CI Davis (47)
    MI Gyorko (194)
    OF Stanton (2)
    OF Holliday (95)
    OF Avisail (143)
    OF Gardner (146)
    OF Tomas (191)
    Util Kennys (242)

    P Price (50)
    P Iwakuma (122)
    P Hughes (170)
    P Shoemaker (263)
    P Robertson (74)
    P Nathan (176)
    P Hawkins (215)
    P Mujica (239)
    P Neshek (266)
    BN Shaw (287)
    BN Grilli (290)
    DL Koji (122)

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Honestly? I think you’re doomed. DOOMED. Or, in douchy-single-word-sentence-ese: You. Are. Doomed.

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Sorry I kept snaking you. Because otherwise you wouldn’t be doomed. Would. Not. Be. Doomed.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Ha! There are 7 players on your team that I gave legitimate consideration to drafting myself…

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: And 3 that will be on the DL for the foreseeable future. [sad trombone]

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: That you were drinking the beer I carried halfway round the world for you, made it sting all the more. Ingrate!

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: Sounds like I saved it for the right time…value pick!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @royce!: Heh. I’m just glad that I could use the cliche ‘halfway round the world’ and have it actually be true.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at you hoarding all the power!

  130. Wilsonian says:
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    Cishek to the Minors? Huh? What?

    • royce! says:
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      @Wilsonian: The Boy Who Cried Randy Wolf

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @royce!: fantasy alarm had that posted. They need to clean up their sources!

        • royce! says:
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          @Wilsonian: Oh damn, that’s ridiculous. Sorry for thinking you were trying to make one of those jokes that are getting very tired round here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this a late April Fool’s?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @royce!: @Grey: nope, definitely not joking. I read it on Fantasy Alarm and freaked out. I posted that to see if anyone else heard that. FA recanted and removed the post shortly thereafter. I couldn’t imagine what would send him to the Minors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, there’s no way/reason

  131. Web says:
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    12 team h2h categories 9×9

    C d’Arnaud
    1 Goldy
    2 Dozier
    3 Arenado
    Ss Danny Santana
    Of Brantley
    Of Kemp
    OF Aj Pollock
    U Joc Pederson
    B Kris Bryant
    B Polanco
    B Pearce
    B Arcia

    P Scherzer
    P Harvey
    P Carrasco
    p Taiwan Walker
    R Cishek
    R Cecil
    R Andrew Miller
    B Wade Davis

    30 inning minimum per week

    Appreciate any thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks stacked, which has hurt your hitting a little… You look light on power, but not terrible… Team should be solid…

      • Web says:
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        @Grey: I agree, I’m really banking on Bryant being up in April and adding power!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see that

  132. royce! says:
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    I also drafted a team in the Original Recipe RCL but my team is not doomed.

    C- Gattis (124)
    1B- Abreu (4)
    2B- Cano (28)
    3B- Headley (196)
    SS- Bogaerts (141)
    MI- J. Ramierz (285)
    CI- Alvarez (189)
    OF- Harper (21)
    OF- Cespedes (52)
    OF- B. Hamilton (69)
    OF- Ozuna (100)
    OF- Myers (165)
    UTIL- Ortiz (76)
    BN- Semien (292)

    P- Chapman (45)
    P- Harvey (93)
    P- Arrieta (117)
    P- A. Wood (148)
    P- Hutchison (172)
    P- Fiers (220)
    P- Romo (261)
    P- Farquhar (268)
    BN- Jo-Fer (244)
    DL- Doolittle (213)
    DL- Parnell (237)

    Well, I have some work to do, but it’s not doomed.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: Yes. It. Is.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @SteveNZ: Both. Of . You. Doomed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks better than my team in this post… You trying to show up the FML?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Come on! He stole all my guys. There I was dreaming of Davis/Stanton + Hamilton…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Hamilton with those guys would’ve been sweet…Damn…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, eff him. Last time I ever bring him beer. Halfway. Round. The. World.

            • royce! says:
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              @SteveNZ: Ha! I’ll trade you Hamilton if you bring me some more beer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that is some cold shizz, not literally by the time it reached him

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! And of course not. I was just trying to help advertise the benefits of drinking New Zealander beer. Works wonders! Not sure what Steve was drinking…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, and in an RCL, you’ll just cruise with no moves to the championship…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Oh yeah, totally…I think I made like 250 moves last year, cruised to a 4th place finish! Since I expect to be really busy starting in late July, I’ll just make all my moves in the first half. Should work just great.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup!

  133. Grizza3569 says:
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    trade question, standard 5×5, weekly h2h. I have Goldy and Votto at 1b, Kipnis at 2nd and Kang at SS. Not loving Kang at SS and am short on speed overall. Would you do either of the following.

    1) Goldy, Kipnis, and Gardner For Pujols, Hanley and Dozier? (Would start Pederson in place of Gardner)

    2) Bumgarner, Harper, and Kipnis For Bautista, Dee Gordon, Xander, and Iwakuma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Goldy side 2) Harper

  134. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    i see above zunino (13th ranked) was advised over ramos (8th)? wha happened here? i’m not aware of any injuries here.

    • royce! says:
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      @I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome: In the comment I think you’re referencing, it was clear that the commenter could pick up either Ramos or Zunino, which to me at least means that if they did not pick up Ramos, he’d likely remain on the wire. So it’s probably a good idea to see if Zunino’s crazy hot spring continues into the regular season. Especially because young catchers seem to take longer to be able to hit at the major league level and Zunino was known as a strong hitting C in the minors. Kinda like Mesoraco.

      But most importantly, I would advise not being too concerned about the rankings, as they are only generally meaningful (tiers, etc) and very fluid.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I just said more upside, because whatever league he’s sitting on waivers in, lots of guys are apparently available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s tomato-tomahto

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: makes sense if both are readily available, which i see in none of my leagues. In one dynasty some dude thought he could slip me castro and a 2nd player for my zunino. I told him Z was a top 3 catcher hitting prospect last year and castro won’t have a job here in a few weeks likely. Teams don’t go out of trade for/sign 2 catchers when they like their catcher at HOU. At least this guy left me alone after i told him that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  135. Shut up and Dance with Me says:
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    Rate my team please, 12 team keeper league, std roto format
    C Carlos Santana
    1B David Ortiz
    2B Wong
    3B Kris Bryant
    SS A. Ramirez
    OF Mike Trout
    OF Yasiel Puig
    OF Justin Upton
    UTIL David Murphy
    UTIL- Joc Pederson
    SP David Price
    SP Zach Grienke
    RP Feliz
    RP Benoit
    P Carlos Carrasco
    P Jared Weaver
    P Chris Archer
    P Jennry Mejia
    BN F. Liriano
    BN S. Doolittle
    BN Taijuan Walker
    BN Archie Bradley
    I went heavy on bench players for pitchers, need to pick up some extra batters with bryant starting in the minors, overall what do you think?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Shut up and Dance with Me: Do you have DL spots? If so, I would hold on everyone and wait for that to go down. Also, is Murphy 3B eligible in your league? He can fill for Bryant, then you can get whoever you want to on the FA market. What kind of players are available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look a little weak in speed and AVG, but I don’t mind that… Pitching looks pretty risky, no idea why you own Weaver

      • Shut up and Dance with Me says:
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        Considering dropping Bradley, and trying to trade Weaver. Should I pick up dexter fowler, pompey, burns or adam eaton. Any of those guys could give me some needed speed

  136. Bob says:
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    Would you drop Brandon McCarthy to pick up Archie Bradley?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bob: Is he your absolute best candidate to get rid of? Also are there any keeper implications? If so, then you have to go Bradley right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  137. Joeg414 says:
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    Alex Guerrero or Schoop at 2b ?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Joeg414: You can argue Guerrero may have a higher ceiling, but I would go Schoop…it really depends on how much risk you’re willing to take on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  138. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Trying to fill in recent opening with Uehara finally DL’d in my weekly 5×5, would you rather
    WPeralta, Paxton or Hahn?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  139. Derrick says:
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    Thoughts on this team in a 12-team, H2H, 5X5 (quality starts instead of wins). I didn’t have a 1st round pick because of a previous trade.

    C – Gomes
    1B – C. Davis
    2B – Gyorko
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Santana/Bogaerts
    OF – Cargo
    OF – J. Upton
    OF – B. Harper
    Util – Corey Dickerson

    SP – T. Ross
    SP – M. Latos
    SP – P. Hughes
    SP – Shoemaker
    SP – Hutchinson
    SP – Iwakuma
    SP – C. Carrasco
    RP – Cecil
    RP – Uehara
    RP – Boxberger
    RP – Qualls
    RP – Reed

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Derrick: Looking solid man. I think that closer situation in Houston is a very fluid one. Gregerson really didn’t impress me in Oakland, so why trust him in an even more hitter friendly home field in the same exact division? So Qualls may put you over the top in saves once Koji comes back. Speaking of which, any DL spots to put him on?

      • Derrick says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        Thanks. Yes, I put Koji on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching looks solid, hitting looks good, prolly low on AVG, but in H2H that’s not a big issue… I could see your hitting hitting huge slumps

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        What offensive position would you move of mine to get an upgrade?

        I do agree about the slumping part, just don’t know what I should do right now to fix it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for now, don’t panic, season hasn’t even started yet

  140. Mello Yello says:
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    How serious do you think the Betances situation is with him not looking like his invincible self so far? I’m hoping extremely so Andrew Miller can help me in yet another category…also lefty closers is the new black (I know that’s not grammatically correct but I was kind of feeling that)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Miller’s gonna run with the job and get more saves… I likely wouldn’t draft either… Too much of a question mark…

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Yeah but Miller’s K/9 is ridonkeyballs, and that’s a category in my league…so…yeahhhh haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I like Miller

  141. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop Brandon McCarthy for Archie Bradley now that Bradley has a spot in the rotation?

    Thanks….

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. royce! says:
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    Ugh, a trade just went down in my new league: King Felix for Pence. I don’t think I’m going to enjoy this league…what am I saying, I’m just pissed that I wasn’t the one to land Felix for Pence. I was fine with the league when I got Miggy for Adrian Gonzalez and Ozuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s ridiculous… Is this your brother in law?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Nah, I think he’d know better than that by now (and he’s a big M’s fan); it’s someone in that league Nick and Pat invited me to join. It counts QS, for god’s sake…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, freakin’ Frost…

  143. danny almonte says:
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    Deep league so not much in FA pool… limited FA adds available so cant stream. Would you hang on to E.Santana or drop for T.Hudson, B.Norris, Volquez, Harang, or B.Colon? QS instead of W. Maybe J.Chavez but i know he’s in the pen for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d look at matchups for now

  144. slew says:
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    Haven’t heard any official announcement, but rosterresource has Tomas assigned to AAA, and Lamb now batting 6th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: According to the Twitter a decision will be made after the game that’s currently under way. *refreshes ‘yasmany tomas’ Twitter search* #havehimonthreeteams

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: D Backs still haven’t announced final roster…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m dying over here!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: He’s being sent down. Sad trombone.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dammit!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Worth a stash in the NA slot of the 14 team h2h though, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, for a bit

                • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                  @SteveNZ: that would mean d.peralta back with job though, like yesterday he was listed as backup.

  145. Chad says:
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    Any areas of concern? – 10 team h2h
    C – Gattis
    1B- Rizzo
    2B – Wong
    SS – Reyes
    3B – Headley
    CI – Duda
    MI – Gyorko
    OF – Jones, Marte, Choo, Eaton, Souza
    Util – Belt
    Sp – Arrieta, Hamels, Carrasco, Lynn, Fiers, and Hutchinson
    Rp – Cishek and Gregerson
    Injured – Jansen, Rendon, and Pence
    Bench – Crawford, Saunders, Aaron Sanchez

    Thanks

    • Chad says:
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      @Chad: forgot Alex Cobb as an injured player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tad low on AVG, looks solid otherwise

  146. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    now that bradley is in syndergaard’s tier with job, how much higher would syndergaard be if he also had job right now? he didn’t have absolutely awful walk numbers last year like bradley did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snydergaard would be in Hahn’s tier

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: he’s already in hahn’s tier now though, with no job. I know bradley moved into Hahn’s tier too.

  147. paz says:
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    Is this too much to give up for Donaldson?

    give: Carlos Santana, Todd Frazier, Neil Walker

    get: Josh Donaldson, Erick Aybar, Ken Giles

    • paz says:
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      @paz: context: 12-team H2H with a funky setup that includes OPS and favors hitters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit

      • paz says:
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        @Grey: you think it’s still worth doing? I’m pretty deep at CI with Pujols Crush Davis and Abreu

        also it’s ESPN so Santana doesn’t have Catcher eligibility….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t sound great

  148. Andy says:
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    Drop
    Carlos Martinez
    Or
    Eovaldi
    Or
    Soria
    For
    Souza?
    6×6 w holds and obp h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, do you really need Souza right now?

      • Andy says:
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        Not really, just feeling bullish given his spot in the lineup
        Of is
        Harper
        Hamilton
        And
        Bruce
        Util is Ryan Zimmerman
        Duda
        With joc pederson on bench

        Whatcha think?
        Rps for saves and holds
        Allen
        Benoit
        Clippard
        Wade Davis
        Boxberger

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Andy says:
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            Weekly lineup
            Drop any (Martinez,soria, eovaldi)
            to stream a two start?
            Peavy
            Cj Wilson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Soria, Peavy

  149. J-FOH says:
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    At Knotts Berry Farm for the daughters birthday. It’s like Compton meets Boyle Heights. Now I know where none of the white people in Orange County go on the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: seriously Im basically blonde haired blue eyed in this crowd.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stinkin yuppie!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: The might think I’m AB or a NLR

  150. J-FOH says:
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    Ok they are shooting craps in the line. WTF is wrong with these people

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If they’re betting their little kids, step away and call the cops

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I would video it first then call the cops, but handfulls of cash. I kept trying to get a pic but the crowd kept moving

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait on line for a roller coaster and play the Come Line, that’s ‘Merica at it’s greatest

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I wish I had your selfie stick to capture all this. Baby’s mama is from west side long beach and even she feels a little uncomfortable. When I met up with them she tells me don’t do that thing where you mad dog people but you don’t know you’re mad dogging. How do I prevent that?

  151. nick the dick says:
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    Daniel Norris or Archie the better flier? And if Yasmany is sent down is he a drop or a hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris… Drop if sent down

  152. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    10-team standard roto league (keep 10 indefinitely). Just had our draft. $.50 a transaction so streaming won’t be too viable through the year.

    Let me know what you think! For steals, I can sagnof it with carl Crawford, lagares, Gose or EY3 or maybe Jace Peterson at 2b.

    C – Wieters (fell to like 13th round)
    C – Ramos
    1B – Edwin – K
    2B – Gyorko
    3B – Arenado – K
    SS – Tulo – K
    MI – Bogaerts – K
    CI – Machado – K
    OF – Adam Jones – K
    OF – Marte – K
    OF – Avisail
    OF – Trumbo
    OF – Souza
    Util – Chris Davis
    Bn – Baez – K

    P – Scherzer – K
    P – Hamels – K
    P – Arrieta
    P – Carrasco
    P – Richards
    P – Papelbon
    P – Gregerson
    P – Latos
    Bn – Giles
    Bn – Parnell
    Bn – Carlos Rodon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Due to your keepers, the team looks pretty stacked… I like the pitching a lot, hitting looks a tad low on AVG, but not terrible, nice team!

  153. KillerB says:
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    Hey Grey, draft in the books. But sitting with Ervin Santana and Norichika Aoki. Who do you like instead:

    For Ervin: Graverman, McAllister, Pomeranz, Shane Green, Lackey, Hahn

    For Nori: Lorenzo Cain, CJ Cron, Devon Travis, Span or Billy Burns, Torii, Victorino, Chris Owings, Jose Ramirez, Lagares

    Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn… Cain

  154. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    16 team redraft (maybe we vote in keepers later, not many if so), OPS/holds/QS/K per 9/ K to BB, net saves and holds, steal % also, along with just steals. roto. I finally found a group that made a draft i don’t necessarily like the end results of, either that or drafting Tulo ends up giving a weak OF and RP core. drafted from the 12 spot. missed Rizzo by 1.
    C – Ramos (19)
    1B – Ortiz (3)
    2B – Harrison (9, higher in OPS rater)
    3B – Sandoval (5,could’ve went yelich in stead, but wouldn’t have gotten panda)
    SS – Tulo (1)
    MI – Alcides (13, missed arcia by AUTOPICKER by grabbing alcides, yikes)
    CI – Hosmer (10, this guy is easy to get in any yahoo draft)
    LF – Gordon (6, higher ranked in OPS)
    CF – Pagan (20, hate pagan, missed saunders by 2 picks)
    RF – Puig (2)
    OF – Pearce (14)
    util – Vargas (15)
    util lawrie (17)
    util – de aza (24)
    NA – buxton (26)

    SP – J.Zimm (4)
    SP – Hughes (7)
    SP – Liriano (12)
    SP – Hutchison (16)
    SP – Peavy (21)
    SP – Chen (23)
    SP – Nelson (27)
    RP – Cishek (8)
    RP -A.Miller (11, 5 dozen leagues with this guy now)
    RP – Farquhar (18)
    RP Strop (22)
    RP Hatcher (25)
    RP Carpenter (28,went him over Jepsen and some others from Smokey’s post indicating if Betances stays terrible A.Miller and Carp could be worth more)

    1. look ok, considering i was beat to people’s ADP by 20-40 picks routinely (like I said these owners (that i scouted to fill this league) had their shit together), Arcia (30 picks)/Marte (at 30th overall etc, saunders/pence …)
    2. i misread pearce as a RF instead of a LF, so my only RF is Puig. for my only BN hitter spot, who’s best option (i’ll stash dom brown for sure, but seems like i should have a 2nd RF somewhere)
    boneface/l.morrison/kiermaier/van slyke/fuld/gentry or backup C?
    3. keep j.nelson over all of these: bailey (got dropped already)/c.anderson/house? i got DL room to stash Bailey (along with D.Brown and Parnell)

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: i probably should’ve just waited for laroche instead of hosmer (or maybe vargas at CI) and would’ve gotten arcia that way. still could’ve had one of alcides or segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup, looks fine 2. Bonifacio 3. For now, sure

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: ok, so in
        3# a.sanchez > nelson

        victorino around too. so him or boneface?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you need

  155. Dan Rydell says:
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    I have a late draft in a keeper league and am deciding between Anthony Rendon and Nolan Arenado as my last keeper, both with two years left on their contract. You had Rendon higher at first, but now lower with the injury. How do you feel about their ranking for both this year and next?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Dan Rydell: Eli’s coming with Rendon, maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  156. Oppo Taco says:
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    Just completed my last draft of the season! what do you think? 5×5 roto 12 team league.
    I think i might be a little short on power but definitely competitive
    c – sal perez
    1b – morneau
    2b – wong
    ss – segura
    3b – arenado
    of – cargo
    of – gomez
    of – a jones
    util – soler
    bench – a garcia, pence, souza, saunders
    SP – Cole, Wood, Richards, Walker, Paxton, Aaron sanchez, daniel norris, Gausmann, bauer, petit
    RP – Allen, Boxberger, Cecil, Davis

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Oppo Taco: (had the 12th pick, not the biggest fan of picking at the turn)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I agree, a little low on power… Lots of bench bats which feels unnecessary… Solid pitching though

  157. Fungazi says:
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    Who do you like for an N/A stash? Rusty Castillo, Salazar, Tomas, Sano, Buxton. It’s a keeper, but not enough players to affect this decision I don’t think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  158. Wilson says:
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    Sandoval or Ortiz for UTIL spot in Apr?

    Worry about Ortiz hasnt got hot due to injury earlier
    5×5 OBP league
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  159. FrankGrimes says:
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    Tonight’s RCL Beddicts Chosen Disciples

    C Gattis
    1b A Gon
    2b Odor
    3b C Santana
    SS Crawford
    CI Wright
    MI Alcantara
    OF Springer
    OF Soler
    OF Betts
    OF Bruce
    OF Pearce
    U Carter

    P Kershaw Max Richards Peralta Bauer Rodon
    Britton Cishek AMiller Clippard Quack Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the team, Grimey! I think you’re a little heavy on sexy, upsidey guys on hitting, but not terrible… Pitching is ridiculous

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        it’s kinda kooKoo going Starter Starter but
        after waited like 10ish rounds to grab another P

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think in the RCL two top starters and no other SPs could work…

  160. Monken Drunkey says:
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    Rendon gave off that Tulowitzki vibe in the minors. But I couldn’t help but draft him… just like Tulo. I wonder how we’d all feel about him if you removed that 2B eligibility.

    Thankfully, Oakland finally DLed Doolittle, so I can roster Peterson to fill in for Rendon. I figure having a power bat like Tulo at SS, a speed position, cancels out having a speed guy like Peterson at a power position like 3B. I’m an idiot. But a semi-adorable one. Anyway. I’m still waiting on Tampa to do the same for McGee so I can have a shiny new catcher. Only nerds draft catchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  161. nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Offered this deal in my 15 team QS and K/9 league:

    My Shields & Ross for his Cueto & Collmenter or Hahn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  162. Boomer19 says:
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    Good morning. I have both Archie Bradley and Carlos Rodon and need to lose one. This year only. Who is the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  163. Frank White says:
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    I have to drop either LaRoche or Werth. Which one should I drop? I need more pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  164. Frank White says:
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    Thnx.. Nathan or Boxberger as my 2nd closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nathan

  165. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Ortiz + Pineda or Joey Bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  166. herschel says:
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    @Grey: noticed in your draft you grabbed some guys above higher ranked/same position players (i.e. marte over j-up, cole over samardzija tier, etc). just an example of drafting the team you want or change in strategy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drafted a team I wanted and guys I hadn’t drafted in other leagues

  167. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    you aren’t buying odubel over jose ramirez right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  168. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x5 root, if i need to draft one of these guys at DH (we don’t play a CI), who do you like between Beltre and Pujols (have Rizzo and Arenado as keepers). tomato/tomahto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols, tomato-tomahto

  169. Weebly says:
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    Some one dropped Latos in a 12 man. Is that worth a #4 claim? saw you had him ranked high, but then saw what you said about spring, so I’m not sure.

  170. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Graveman or Norris?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman

  171. Nipsey Russell says:
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    This was my first 12 team 5×5 league (always played 10 team 6×6 with OPS and Holds). Looking for your opinion as to where I could use some help. Thanks.

    MORE HEATHBELL
    7 Jose Abreu, CWS 1B
    18 Yasiel Puig, LAD OF
    31 Hanley Ramirez, Bos SS
    42 Corey Dickerson, Col OF
    55 Anthony Rendon*, Wsh 2B
    66 Matt Harvey, NYM SP
    79 Gerrit Cole, Pit SP
    90 Kris Bryant, ChC 3B
    103 Jake Arrieta, ChC SP
    114 Cody Allen, Cle RP
    127 Kenley Jansen, LAD RP
    138 Carlos Carrasco, Cle SP
    151 Charlie Blackmon, Col OF
    162 Hector Rondon, ChC RP
    175 Jean Segura, Mil SS
    186 Yadier Molina, StL C
    199 Jake McGee*, TB RP
    210 Brad Boxberger, TB RP
    223 Avisail Garcia, CWS OF
    234 Brandon Belt, SF 1B
    247 Tyler Clippard, Oak RP
    258 Brett Lawrie, Oak 3B
    271 Edward Mujica, Bos RP
    282 Brandon McCarthy, LAD SP
    295 Alex Rodriguez, NYY 3B
    306 Dexter Fowler, ChC OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks extremely solid, love the hitting and pitching…

      • Nipsey Russell says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Hoping Lawrie and ARod can hold down the Fort until Rendon and Bryant are back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  172. Clyde Prompto says:
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    HOLY SHIT KIMBREL TO THE PADRES

    • trigger cut says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Who to grab? Grilli? (Yuck.)

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @trigger cut: I snagged Grilli myself. I suppose Jim Johnson could be a possibility. SAGNOF!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i’m more surprised ATL didn’t do this earlier (i got screwed owning benoit in a few places in non-holds leagues and being at family event till now), as they clearly have punting “wins” this season long ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah timing is weird

  173. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Obp and QS league:

    I get Gattis, Cueto, Hahn

    I give Ramos, Shields, Ross

    Yeah or Nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis side

  174. andfog99 says:
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    Hawkins or Grilli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins

  175. trigger cut says:
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    Tidying up my roster for Opening Day. Are Cron and Tomas pretty much the same player, except Tomas is in AAA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Happy Easte- eh, Happy Opening Day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah! You too

  176. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    did espn quit even having box scores now? damn, i can’t find the link from main game page.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: it seems the closest thing is the “game feed” option. this sucks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see it

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: damn game feed doesn’t show who’s pitching though. how does anybody go to all this effort, and the closest thing to a box score doesn’t show who’s pitching to those batters. i’ll have to move to MLB.com or fox sports or something. It does show other useful info, like spray charts and such.

  177. nick the dick says:
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    G, that deal I had for Arenado the other day fell through when I thought it was done, but now guys offering me Joc and Herrera for my Xander and Betances. Should I jump on Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold unless you have no use for a SS

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Dannys is my SS, Wong is my MI, Xander is my goddamn util

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Joc then, yeah

  178. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    do we still hold quack at all now?

    1. holds league, thayer (now), putnam, d.carp, peralta, fien? i also have a.miller
    2. best saves only if i have benoit ? 4 RP spots here with mcgee getting DL. pick 2. benoit/walden/d.carp/parnell (can stash)/familia (can grab both NYM guys if benoit is a drop)/hatcher/marshall. if parnell is one of them and benoit is a drop pick three.

    3. saves and holds, have mcgee finally getting DL’ed. have quack. no NA slots. dropped herrera for quack weeks ago. best 2 of quack/loup/familia/ottavino/w.smith/putnam/putnam/thayer/n.ramirez/hatcher/howell/carpenter/walden/marshall

    4. dynasty league where i just was able to add bogaerts and polanco, giving me three bench bats along with crapenter (3B, have panda starting). i told everybody i’m selling crapenter for a good RP. got offer for panda. should i stick with only moving crapenter for RP, or go with panda for kimbrel. we start 7 RP and i am only weak at RP with only Kenley/rondno/ottavino at RP right now (and pomeranz currently, will probably drop him for holds guy soon). this is OBP/slugging league so crapenter is worth possibly staring 16 team roto.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: being at rare family event screwed me into not getting grilli in like 11 leagues or so (and being stuck with benoit in a couple of non-holds leagues)

  179. Order of pickup for Braves closers? Grilling/Johnson or rookie

    Also have Wieters and Rosario, is Rosario playing or backup, should I go with Zunino instead?

    Thanks G.A.

    Good to back

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @KR Express: above answer was grilli. probably really long term shae simmons.

  180. Koji thanks for salvaging that terrible Masterson start…

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