Joey Gallo tested positive, negative, positive, negative, positive, negative, positive, positive, negative, negative for Covid and is asymptomatic. The good news is the Rangers, fans and fantasy baseballers have been contact tracing Gallo for years. You, “This makes no sense, Statcast shows Gallo’s avoided contact for his entire career.” Snort, snort, wheeze! “Geez, Gallo can’t avoid contact when it’s most important.” Wheeze and repeat! Get this pretty fun testing story: Gallo tested positive for Covid on 6/29, then negative on 6/30, then positive again on 7/2, then negative on 7/7, so he seems to be fine, but who knows. Like the guy in The Royal Rumble who hides in the corner for most of the match, the smartest team will just hole themselves up in a hotel somewhere, until every other team loses all their players, then emerge World Series champs. On the reals, Gallo seems to be okay now, and why it’s so iffy on moving guys down in redraft 2020 rankings right now based on a positive test. Don’t think anyone knows how long someone tests positive or negative or positive or–Well, you get it. Anyway, here’s what else I saw for fantasy baseball:

Nick Markakis – Opted out for the season. It stinks (player name) isn’t playing. Insert empathy. Put in some understanding why they’re not playing. Try to casually move into what this means for fantasy. Am I doing this right? So, I removed Sparkakis, obviously, from my rankings, but, honestly, I’m pretty torn on moving Austin Riley, Adam Duvall or anyone for that matter up in my rankings. As soon as you start moving up guys, they or others will be knocked out for the year. In a vacuum, this does help Austin Riley, Adam Duvall and Ender Inciarte. Braves still have Acuña and OZUNA locked into spots, though. There’s also Cristian Pache, but, well, who knows, I guess.

Luis Urias – Tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic. My younger self would be impressed at how fast I can type ‘asymptomatic’ or ‘quarantine’ without looking at my keyboard.

Mitch Garver – Expects to start 40-45 games, maybe even 50. *itch please, I’m getting sprung for a catcher.

Jesus Luzardo – Tested positive for Covid, and says he’s ready to go once he gets two negative tests. Hopefully, he gets two negative tests that aren’t surrounding one positive test like Joey Gallo.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Tested positive for Covid, and is symptomatic. Welp, here’s where you just sorta have to trust the news you’re hearing, when they say Ed-Rod is already feeling better. It might be that I already have Ed-Rod on a few teams, and I’m all about lying to myself, but I haven’t moved Ed-Rod in my rankings. I wouldn’t draft him again, though. My tryhard self-lying can only take me so far.

Billy Hamilton – Hasn’t reported yet to camp and Gabe Kapler said he can’t say anything else about it, then showed his abs. In suntan lotion, he spelled out, “Covid.”

Junior Guerra – Tested positive for Covid, along with Silvino Bracho. Reminds me of The Sopranos when Silvino went to war with Junior.

Kole Calhoun – Tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic. More like Kole-vid, amiright? No, I’m prolly not right.

Seth Beer – Tested positive for Covid. Beer should stay away from any open bars.

Brandon Morrow – Released by the Cubs. To quote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “To Morrow, I say goodbye.”

Hernan Perez – Speaking of utility men, Hernan was added to the Cubs’ player pool. There was some confusion when he first heard the news, thinking it was an accusation. “Hernan P. in the pool.” “Not me, homey!” “What?”

Keone Kela – Hasn’t yet taken field during summer camp. I like how each bit of fantasy news is loaded with suspicion and mystery. No one knows anything and this is going great! I’d already be stashing Kyle Crick, just in case.

Mitch Haniger – Has yet to resume baseball activities. Find someone who loves you like Mitch Haniger loves to “not yet resume baseball activities.”

Clint Frazier – Dealing with a foot issue. Frazier said, “Try to walk a Niles in my shoes.” Wait, that’s the wrong Frazier.

DJ LeMahieu – Hit the IL with Covid, but is asymptomatic and might be able to return before the season starts. This year fantasy baseball will be about finding warm bodies, but not too warm to register above 99 on a thermometer.

Ryan O’Hearn – Tested positive, and is asymptomatic. By September, I’m just gonna be writing a player’s name with a plus or negative sign.

Brad Keller – Tested positive for Covid, and is symptomatic. Watched Contagion the other day, and it wasn’t realistic because at no point did Matt Damon ever discuss his fantasy baseball team.

Delino DeShields – Has already tested negative for Covid. Went from positive with symptoms to negative in about a week. That’s encouraging for everyone. Unless you’re old and in bad shape. Please stay retired, Bartolo.

Tyler MahleReds say Mahle is a piggyback option. Well, with Trevor Bauer trying to throw 200 IP in 10 starts, it’s only understandable some Reds will be shortchanged. Mahle could pitch three to four innings every fifth day with Wade Miley. Unable to go five innings each, Miley/Mahle might say, “Don’t push me, because I’m close to the edge.”

Jonathan Villar – Says he’s prepared to play multiple positions. I said this on the podcast the other day about Miguel Andujar playing outfield, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a lot of players at not-their-usual position. All teams are gonna be in disarray. Gonna be a lot of quotes like, “It wasn’t that weird to catch. I used to in Little League.”

Ryan Mountcastle – Added to the 60-man roster. Props to whomever twisted the O’s front office arm. Now twist harder so Mountcastle is on the actual team that will be playing in Baltimore, then throw in a noogie so he’s a starter.

Jorge Mateo – Tested positive for Covid. Two weeks ago, “Why is Billy Beane trading away Jorge Mateo for nothing.” Two weeks later: Wey Bey GIF realizing how crazy smart Billy Beane is.

Jose Castillo – Diagnosed with a lat strain and is out six weeks, which is essentially the whole season. That is so wild.

Daniel Norris – Tested positive for Covid, but that was two weeks ago and now he has dem juicy antibodies and can you believe you’re reading about antibodies on Razzball and it’s not referring to Pablo Sandoval having an anti-body?

Carlos Martinez – Might be used as a closer. Or maybe Ryan Helsley will be the closer. What an absolute closerfudge all bullpens are gonna be this year. To give you an idea, usually top teams get about four to six saves a week, and would be near-40 saves in eight weeks. This year? I’d bet to get in the top three for saves of your 12-team leagues, you’ll only need about 20 saves. As for C-Mart, I still don’t think he’s going to be the closer. Helsley is more likely, but not long-term. Whatever long-term means in eight weeks. It’s a mess, y’all.

Julio Teheran – Presumably tested positive, since he’s on the IL with no injury designation. Same goes for fellow Angels Luis Rengifo, Dillion Peters, Jose Suarez and Clarence. Okay, I snuck that last angel in.

Andrew Heaney – Maddon named Heaney Re-Opening Day starter, then placed him inside a bubble that says, “Don’t open until Re-Opening Day.”

Hector Neris – Already ready to return to camp. This was why I didn’t dock stats or playing time from guys who tested positive and are asymptomatic. Of course, it’s an inexact science (due to humans, not science), but I’m slightly less concerned about those who are asymptomatic. Then there’s a guy like Scott Kingery who was symptomatic, but back in early June, and is close returning.

Aaron Nola – Apparently, he doesn’t have Covid, because he reported to camp on Monday. Maybe someone heard Covid cases were up in NOLA and were confused.

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i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
2 years ago

anybody see that nice pearson news today, c.anderson out for a while, possibly whole year

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

borucki on depth charts but this is clearly good for him by say 2-3 weeks into season at worst.

Mets
Mets
2 years ago

Gotta pick 7 of these 8 options. Number next to them is the round penalty. Standard 6×6

1) Alex Bregman,3B,SS 5
2) Cody Bellinger,1B,OF 16
3) Jose Ramirez, 3B 13
4) Austin Meadows, OF 14
5) Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B 16
6) Keston Hiura, 2B 23
7) Luis Robert, OF26
8) Mookie Betts, OF 1

Mets
Mets
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

For another league similar format, would you prefer keeping Rafael devers for a fifth rounder or jack flaherty for a 23rd rounder.

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 years ago

silly chapman, you’d think by now he’d remember EACH time to gag them before choking them. spittle. that stuff’ll get ya every damn time (in one way or another)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

I have never done so little prep for a draft. I think it shows (gritted teeth emoji)…

14 teams, H2H, 6×6 with OBP and Holds, QS instead of W.

1. (6) Francisco Lindor (Cle – SS)
2. (23) Matt Olson (Oak – 1B)
3. (34) George Springer (Hou – CF,RF)
4. (51) Lucas Giolito (CWS – SP)
5. (62) Jonathan Villar (Mia – 2B,SS)
6. (79) Luis Castillo (Cin – SP)
7. (90) Matt Chapman (Oak – 3B)
8. (107) Oscar Mercado (Cle – LF,CF,RF)
9. (118) Kenley Jansen (LAD – RP)
10. (135) Kenta Maeda (Min – SP,RP)
11. (146) Nick Anderson (TB – RP)
12. (163) Alex Verdugo (Bos – LF,CF,RF)
13. (174) Miguel Sanó (Min – 1B,3B)
14. (191) Joey Lucchesi (SD – SP)
15. (202) Christian Vázquez (Bos – C,1B)
16. (219) Ryne Stanek (Mia – SP,RP)
17. (230) Hunter Renfroe (TB – LF,RF)
18. (247) Matt Carpenter (StL – 3B)
19. (258) Caleb Smith (Mia – SP)
20. (275) Ryan Yarbrough (TB – SP,RP)
21. (286) Kevin Ginkel (Ari – RP)
22. (303) Craig Stammen (SD – RP)
23. (314) Ryan Mountcastle (Bal – SS)
24. (331) Jurickson Profar (SD – 2B,LF)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! We are allowed 10 adds a week so SON will be my friend on the pitching front. As far as QS goes, who knows how many pitchers will even go 6 innings this year haha.

Please forgive the Carpenter pick – I had a second left on the clock and was panicking! Might have been better to leave it to auto!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wins are a nonsense at the best of times as we know, but long guys like the Mahle you mention probably have a tick of extra value this year, right? Especially if they are SP and RP eligible?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

15 mins to draft time – I have no idea what I’m doing!

Picking 6th…

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 years ago

sounds like you’ll get lindor or story, grey says story there.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
2 years ago

you recently mentioned roto leagues and innings caps. i literally adjusted everyone of mine to be exactly commensurate with what it would’ve been per game. so those might vary from like 1250-1800 for 162 game season, so they’re simply in the 460-667 range now. i’d assume any/all comishes are doing this exact thing, why not do exactly that thing. and so far about half my h2h’s are voting in roto for this year too (while the others are aware that they’ll this year be 6 season weeks and 3 playoff weeks, assuming they all have either 6 or 8 playoff teams (these are mostly 14+ owner leagues)

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

just went over to check out depth charts’ BAL list (from a writer around here claiming it said hays is batting leadoff, well he ain’t as of today), why in the hell would r.ruiz (against righties) be batting 3rd? hays 6th. that’s seriously bad lineup setting.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
2 years ago

and puig rumored to be close with BAL, but who knows if that’s made up or not, it does sound believable.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hanser has the good contact numbers so i get the leadoff part, but r.ruiz at 3rd while hays sits at 6th makes no damn sense (vs righties anyway, BAL in line for heavy platooning it appears)

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

if i was in that spot i’d go arraez, but pretty sure he goes earlier ADP even for the deep spots anybody would even care to draft either, his contact rate is just sick elite (do have arraez in one AL only spot with OBP over AVG, and other boring but solid for deep league types in OBP AL only like miggy, choo to balance the donkey types of also having kraken/gallo and possibly low OBP types like l.robert/s.long too). plus if we’re going guys simply because it’s late and they aren’t OBP or AVG holes i’d stick with that MIN lineup over BAL.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

i just checked, updated fantasy pros, and it might be a lot too, i’d agree with that, arraez is overvalued more than hanser, stuff like “favorite to win AL batting titles” from his contact rate and all that. i did NOT pay much in that AL only draft. 227th vs 340th, yep, big diff.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
2 years ago

by the time in that AL only slow draft that the beef jerky man was going i was probably going KC SP for consecutive rounds or close to it (ended up with all of junis/keller/duffy) and my hitters were completely done or maybe s.long around there.

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Grey!! Two hours until draft and I’m racking my brain here – upside of darvish vs consistency of Morton?I know you have darvish higher but wanted your final opinion!

Other guys I’m planning my draft around are Lynn, Gray, and Maeda if that affects your thought process

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
2 years ago

NL only with QS over wins, doesn’t sound like at least for now CIN is sticking with that 6 man (mahle would be the 6th if they did or should be), a.mills does appear to have that quintana spot though and wacha has thor’s. which of these youse going with

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, 13 team roto
Draft strategy question
Is 2 starters enough to draft and should one closer be enough to draft ?

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

I’m kind of annoyed that Kyle Tucker is not going to start this year. And with Baker I don’t expect that to change anytime soon, he mentioned that even if Tucker outplays Reddick that veteran players may start slow but over the long haul are better than younger players. Bullshit. How is Tucker supposed to grow if he can’t play.!?!?

I spend a pretty decent pick on Tucker for him to now practically not play much this season.

Honestly with 60 games is Tucker a hold or a drop?

Is he waiting space on my bench?

Did I say I was annoyed lol

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Paul
2 years ago

Now I’m just hoping an Astro player opts our of the season or maybe there will be room for Tucker with a rotation of players going on the COVID IL on and off waiting for negative tests

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Paul
2 years ago

Oh cute, you still think there will be a season…

ryan
ryan
2 years ago

Just received the following trade in my 14 team h2h dynasty league. I would received bregman, lindor, brandon lowe, luis castillo and urquidy for devers, bichette, puason, urias and andrew vaughn. I’m leaning rejecting. Should I consider this deal?

oops forgot to also mention that I would also be trading my 1st round draft pick in our offseason rookie/fa draft. Do i still make the move?

c omar narvaez

1b max muncy

2b ozzie albies

3b rafael devers

ss bo bichette

lf juan soto

cf ronald acuna

rf austin meadows

util yuli gurriel

bn cj cron

bn luke voit

na andrew vaughn

na robert puason

na luis matos

na jeter downs

na julio rodriguez

na erick pena

sp patrick corbin

sp julio urias

sp max scherzer

rp scott oberg

rp ryan pressly

rp brandon kintzler

p brandon woodruff

p alex wood

bn kevin gausman

bn carlos rodon

bn deivi garcia

bn sixto sanchez

bn edward cabrera

bn nathan eovaldi

bn jon gray

na luis patino

ryan
ryan
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Do you see the guys that i would trade away putting up comparable stats to bregman, lindor and castillo?

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Man, Kopech opting out is suprising and disappointing. I didn’t expect that. He’s 24 and has a lot to prove. Maybe he has a vulnerable family member or something. Gotta check social media before I draft anybody now.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah, that’s a tough one too. My DC teams will be interesting. Already lost (likely) Wheeler, now Kopech. Rotation getting thin. Looks like I’ll be starting Yamamoto and Fiers afterall. I might go with 5 SP and 4 RP. Not sure really what I’ll do. It’s so strange they kept DC’s and Cutline but not leagues where you can add/drop weekly.

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

How about Bart or the great Danny Jansen?

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

I am drafting 3rd in an online championship tonight. Take Bellinger or Trout? Leaning Cody while I can’t believe I am saying it. Thanks!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

You looked at shares at all for all the $10 Best Balls we did. Gives a really good idea who you are taking a lot late or for certain positions.

Out of 7 drafts

Narvaez – 5
Kopech -5
Grichuk -5
Richards – 5
Matz -5
Meadows – 4
Edman -4
Tom Murphy -4
Leclerc -4

I guess I like my catchers that I like. Had Garver in 3 also which means I had some combination of those 3 guys in 6 of 7 drafts.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

J Bart shares just went up in value.

Fucking drafted Posey late like 3 times too.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah I should know better than to take anyone Phil Hertz spent $10 on.

Heard a rumor Ketel Marte is gonna sit out….

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Messing for the know better comment. You’ve been checking twitter for the last 5 minutes looking for an update which makes me feel better about Posey.

So here’s my Giants thinking, We see Gangly Manbird and Panda mostly as the DH, but Bart could do it on days he isnt catching.

I think we see Aramis Garcia get 20-25 starts behind the dish. He might even have some value now in two catcher leagues as he doesn’t have an awful bat. He could hit 4-6 HRs in 100ish ABs

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah I was actually more talking about Garcia could be a viable option in two catcher leagues. I could see him right around 30 now on your rankings, and definitely a solid FrankenCatcher streamer

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Scratch that take anyways. After I started looking into it and seeing if worth a claim anywhere found out he had hip surgery in February.

Coolwhip
2 years ago

1. Ain’t that a Mitch!?
2. Moneyball 2: 2020
A.”We don’t need to roster the best players all season, just the healthy ones. We trade players after exposure, and we acquire them after they’re cleared…”
B.”Chapman is that you coughing?” “Yeah Billy” “Pack your bags, you’ve been traded to Miami”
3. Morrow, highbrow baseball joke – check
4. How in the world did Norris test positive, haha, he lives in a van down by the river.
5. Where did you see CMArt might close? haha. Cards would be silly to do that, Since its a short season he doesn’t have any worries about innings max.

Wake Up
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Had the same thought about Norris.

Maybe it’s an Astrovan and it’s cheating the system!

Lubes
Lubes
2 years ago

My keeper league (year 20) is saying that this season is too wacky for keepers, so we’ll be doing 2021 keepers off the 2019 rosters.

For this year, we’ve decided to go with a one-off redraft, and we’re thinking about H2H. Only problem is that Yahoo (where we’ve been for 20 years) has H2H as 7 week season followed by 2 weeks of playoffs. We have 10 teams, so we’d rather have everybody play everyone else. Does anybody know any platforms that allow for either a shortened week (so we can get 9 regular season weeks) or doubleheaders?

LOLmets
LOLmets
2 years ago

I think I’m having an asymptomatic response to this post.

Wake Up
2 years ago

For some reason in my mind Ryan O’Hearn has a dag with a gem in its belly. And he’s always asking everyone about their dags. Do you want to race dags? Is that your dag? Can your dag box? I’ll box your dag… this just in… Nas is asymptomatic…

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Aren’t you only asymptomatic if you’re ill?

david
david
2 years ago

Great article as always. Loads of information to assist me with my upcoming draft. Love the humour which is keeping us all sane. Serious point though, if MLB can’t get their testing sorted, we may end up with zero baseball.

Tbone
Tbone
2 years ago

Do you like either of these trades

Lindor/Altuve for G Torres, A. Meadows, and Paddack

Lindor/Altuve/M. Ozuna for Buehler, Springer, Hiura or Moncada

I have Tatis at SS and could move Lindor to strengthen other areas of my dynasty team. What do you think? Or I could move Tatis.

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

Was it late last year that MLB was talking about exploring a computerized strike zone? What better time than this sh*t show of a season to deploy it?

david
david
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

I remember looking at a poll in disbelief that showed the majority of people against the computerised strike zone. I am of the opinion that despite tradition or the ability to speed up the game due to the threat of rain or whatever, it is more important to get the decision correct. On your other point, yes we would all prefer a full season, but it is what it is, so let’s embrace our short season and have as much fun with it as possible. Finally the one thing we all agree on, the magnificent job done by everyone at RB to help us through these terrible times.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  david
2 years ago

I just remember rumblings of the automated strike zone.

Oh, I’m excited for the season if it happens. There’s little denying it’s going to be a sh*t show regardless of how long it is. But I’m not nearly as angry about it (i.e. talking about never watching again) as others

Wake Up
Reply to  david
2 years ago

9144 til I die!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

Grey – I seem to recall you did a series of posts once the 60-day season was announced where you went position by position and discussed certain players that became more interesting. Is there an easy way I can access those posts? Or did I imagine all that in my COVID-induced haze?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

If Puig doesn’t sign before opening day, he’s an immediate drop in all leagues right?

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!!!

Excellent report, thanks for the updates!

a. You have to do two things in the shortcut abbreviation for a patients COVID identity you refer to above.

1. + / – for positive or negative on the testing
2. a / s as in asymptomatic and symptomatic

Amiright?

b. Kudos on the spelling of quarantine without looking it up or checking on google! Young Grey is really impressed.

c. So many jokes because of COVID. In the Plandemic video that made it’s way onto the Internet, in google translate they were able to translate Kobe (English) into covid (Hebrew). It doesn’t work anymore ’cause duh, google is smart.

d. MLB quote of the day for July 10, 2020

‘It’s almost impossible to go into the Hall of Fame the way the system is now. It’s ridiculous … If I played in New York, I’d be there a long time ago. You play in Minnesota, they stick it to you.’

Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique, aka Tony Oliva. Considered the best player in MLB history not in the HOF. His 1964 rookie campaign was one of legends, where he…

Led the AL in BA (.323), hits (217), 2B (43), TB (374), runs (109), and runs created (133).
His 374 TB tied a rookie record and he finished 4th in the MVP award.

In 1965, he batted .321 to win BA again – a then first in MLB for back-to-back batting crowns.

Overall, not bad player – the best from Pinar del Rio – just not good enough for HOF.

Cheers,
Ante

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Harold Baines is in the HOF?????!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wow, his is. Just, wow.

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey!!!!

a. Forgot to wish you a happy weekend! Have a good weekend!

b. How are you doling out your WW pickups in the 2020PandemicMLBSeason? How many many are you keeping for the last 2 weeks? Are you planning a write-up for that too and have I now spoiled it? You could not answer and then just tell me to wait for the write-up like the rest of us.

c. It looks like either Sunday or Monday we’re going to that island paradise with no Internet! Sad emoji. Gonna have to find that guy’s Internet network with the password ‘123456789’. ‘Member from last year? Otherwise all is well.

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey!!!

a. My wife loves it there. She really feels at ease there. Simba is going as well for the first time and I’m sure he’ll love it. The good part is that we’ll be going back to the mainland like month end because we have to take our car to the annual DMV checkup plus insurance payment (somewhere at the end of July) and my wife and our son have to go to our son’s Endocrinologist checkup on August 3. So, 2 weeks more or less. It’ll be fine.

b. So keep like at least 25 for the last week right? Like this year’s September 1 is gonna be between the last 10 and 14 days right? Crunch time, right? Help a guy, Grey!

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey!!

Thanks, man!

a. Am equally super jealous (but in a positive) for you whenever I hear of your trips here or there so please continue with that information. I know we have to beat corona first but as soon as it’s licked!

b. ‘kay, 25-ish. I love making the moves, but it killed me last year. Imagine how retarded was I when September 1 rolled around and I had 0 moves left! Total spaz move.

Cheers,
Ante

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

Bruh…can I get some help?

So my 12 team points KEEPER league is mixing things up. 10 week season, no divisions, and no playoffs. Best record at the end wins it. Aka, I don’t really care about this year if I can build for next year. I started my rebuild two years ago, finished third last year, and want to continue my rebuild. I think this abbreviated season can work well for me if I play it right.

We get to keep five batters, three pitchers, and two minors. So, 10 total players.

Having said that…these are my options for keepers…
HITTERS:
Matt Chapman
Adalberto Mondesi
Just Dong Martinez
Juan Soto
Keston Hiura
Miguel Sano
Jonathan Villar
Willie Calhoun
Trey Mancini (ofc, just had to mention my boi)
Jo Adell
Andrew Vaughn
Alex Kirilloff
PITCHERS:
Chris Paddack
Zac Gallen
Nate Pearson
Carlos Martinez
Josh Hader
Sean Manaea
Robbie Ray
Andrew Heaney

I’m thinking I should keep:
Keston Hiura
Adalberto Mondesi
Just Dong Martinez
Juan Soto
Jo Adell (Minor)
Andrew Vaughn (Minor)
Alex Kiriloff (Minor)
and for pitchers…
Chris Paddack
Zac Gallen
Nate Pearson

Obviously, I’m heavy on the young side, but my goal is to build a core of #elite players rather than average or “good” guys. I don’t mind the growing pains.

But…

Would you maybe slide in a Matt Chapman instead of Kirilloff? Should I trade Just Dong for value because I’m only getting 60 games from him while he’s aging a whole year?

I’m going to sleep with such anticipation for your answer! Although I’ll probably be up well before you do since you’re a West Coasticle boi.

Thanks for everything, as always.

This is the longest post I’ve ever made here. Sheist.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Spank you, FML.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
2 years ago

Great news on the Dentist. He should be immune while other mysterious IL stints are popping up around him. Post-post-post-post hype!

On a related note, I’ve been found asymptomatic of all personal grooming rituals over the past few months. Bring on the cold weather.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Big Magoo
2 years ago

You forgot to add 3 more“post”s! The legend of DeShizz lives on!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

post-post-post

Wake Up
Reply to  Big Magoo
2 years ago

Shields up Hoes down…LJ Hoes that is…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wake Up
2 years ago

Bros before Hoes.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

No way did you ever think you would be typing quarantine and asymptomatic on a fantasy baseball site. Yet here we are..Glad you don’t have to look at the keyboard anymore..Hope all is good with you. Stay safe.