I swear to you with the sincerity of someone you’ve never met, I woke up yesterday and saw the news about Zack Wheeler and decided it wasn’t a catastrophe for my already-drafted teams.  At least I only drafted him in one of three leagues.  I liked him a lot, so things could’ve been worse.  I felt downright well-adjusted.  Breathe in, breathe out, Grey’s fine.  So, I went to my car to go on my morning trip to Starbucks, where I have the pleasure of buying an overpriced coffee and having my name misspelled, but, when I got in my car, it wouldn’t start.  The car’s not a clunker, never had problems before.  Then I realized something very profound.  There was a higher power that would not let me be well-adjusted to Wheeler breaking down.  A higher power that insisted I mourn the lose of my Wheeler even if it meant hitting me over the head with sad, sad irony that my four-wheeler wouldn’t start either.  That higher power’s name, the Fantasy Baseball Overlord.  Now I have no car and no number two starter on one of my teams.  As I said in yesterday’s podcast that was taped on Sunday prior to the official Wheeler news breaking, the Mets said Wheeler’s elbow was fine so that meant he’d need Tommy John surgery.  I was being facetious at the time, but is there any such thing as being facetious when talking about the Mets?  Not to answer, but to ponder.  Terry Collins said on Sunday, and I quote to let you absorb fully what teams say vs. what is actually going on, “There is nothing alarming or different from what’s been going on before.  I know (Wheeler)’s got some issues with the finger (a blister).  Other than that, just a little rest and he’ll be fine.”  On Monday, Wheeler’s UCL was fully torn and needed Tommy John surgery.  That’s one heckuva blister!  Wheeler’s biggest challenge will now be finding time to see Dr. James Andrews.  He’s getting booked up quickly!  I’ve removed Wheeler from my top 40 starters and my top 400.  To add insult to Wheeler’s injury, the Mets will moved Dillon Gee into the rotation and not Noah Syndergaard.  Gee, terrific.  Gee’s a 4+ ERA, 6+ K-rate guy that I won’t add into the rankings because he’s a streamer in most mixed leagues.  Also, he’ll be bumped in June for Syndergaard, assuming no more Mets pitcher injuries–  Ha!  Damn, almost got through that last sentence without laughing.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Tony Cingrani – Was bumped from the rotation to the bullpen.  Well, I only drafted him on three of three teams so far.  *opens The Bell Jar to page one, sticks head in oven, dials cellphone, tells Cougs to turn on oven for me*  The Reds rotation is now Cueto, Leake, Bailey (who is already hurt), Question Mark and Question Mark.  Love the last guy, but the 4th guy has some question marks.  Seriously, are the Reds trying to lose?  The Reds said they’re going to stretch out Raisel Iglesias, who is a Cuban raftee with seven innings under his belt as a reliever in Rookie ball, Jason Marquis is an option, i.e., The Marquis De Shat, and Anthony DeSclafani is an option too.  He had a 6.27 ERA with the Marlins last year.  The Reds rotation right now is Cueto and stay out of the way-to.

Anthony Rendon – Has a minor MCL sprain.  I’m trying not to panic with this news.  Am I still drafting Rendon where I have him in my top 10?  Yes, I am.  Am I as confident prior to the minor MCL sprain?  No, I’m not.  Hopefully it really is minor and it doesn’t turn out that Dr. James Andrews needs to put an elbow ligament into Rendon’s knee so he can throw with his foot.

Chris Capuano – Has a Grade 2 quad strain.  Essentially that means his quad strain knows how to add and subtract, but still has pee-pee accidents.  Esmil Rogers or Adam Warren will likely take over for Capuano, which is a step up in value.  Okay, you got me, you couldn’t have stepped down from Capuano.  Neither Rogers nor Warren — or said fast “No Roger, no Rerun, no rent!” — are that appealing in mixed leagues.  Warren has a bit more upside, only because he’s less known as a starter in the majors.  I’d take an AL-Only flyer on either (Warren first), in case Capuano gets Wally Pipp’d.

Rusney Castillo – Said he will be game-ready by Wednesday.  By no means does his rush to get back on the field have anything to do with the Red Sox having seven Major League-ready outfielders.  Vegas should take bets (pun unintended; I was backed into a corner for a word!) about how many Red Sox outfield playing time updates I do this season.  I’m guessing at least 75 updates.  “Today, Betts played, Rusney sat out, Hanley ran into Victorino.”  Dot dot dot.  “Today, Rusney ran into Betts, Hanley and Victorino played and Allen Craig donned Nava’s jersey and played.”  Dot dot dot.  “Today, Hanley, Rusney and Victorino played…In Pawtucket as they rehab their injuries.”

Joe Kelly – Left yesterday’s game with biceps tightness, but thinks he’ll be ready for the season.  For Kelly, must be the luck of the Irish!  Or as it’s known today, the luck of everyone wearing green.

Rafael Furcal – Signed a minor league deal with the Royals.  He’s played nine games the past two seasons and tore his hamstring this past winter.  No, that isn’t what my Magic Eight Ball is saying for Tulo in 2018, I’m still talking about Furcal.

Cliff Lee – Placed on the 60-day DL.  Is that what they’re calling retirement now in Philly?

Drew Storen – Was able to play catch yesterday for the first time since the removal of his hamate bone.  Oddly enough, he played catch with his hamate bone.

Nick Markakis – Might not be ready for Opening Day.  The Braves are rebuilding, but I’ve never seen a demolishing and lot-clearing take five months.  You’ve hit bedrock, guys.  How about you call up Jace Peterson and Jose Peraza?  I mean, you really need to see how Alberto Callaspoo and Kelly Johnson are gonna do?  With Markakis’s injury (and Melvin — what a name!), Eric Young should see playing time, and I like him for an early season SAGNOF’er.

Evan Gattis – Sat out last two days with a sore wrist.  People seem slightly caca-cuckoo for Gattis this year.  I get it; he can hit 30 homers and should play every day.  The thing is — and there’s always a Thing, ask Dr. Seuss — Gattis never stays healthy.  Doesn’t matter what position he plays.  On a related note, there should be a glossary term for the irrational enthusiasm that comes when a player has catcher eligibility but won’t catch.  Please suggest in the comments.

Brett Oberholtzer – Scratched from Sunday’s game with lat soreness.  Well, his name does translate from German to Uberhurter.

Chris Taylor – Will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his wrist.  He was hoping to move out of Brad Miller’s shadow, but now this.  Chris Taylor said, “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha my ass, more like Miller, Miller, Miller!”

Dylan Bundy – Optioned to Double-A.  It feels like Bundy’s been down in the minors for the count of five.

Alex Colome – Has pneumonia.  True story alert!  My grandfather, Joe, is 87 years old and went on a cruise in the Caribbean this past winter, and returned to the states with pneumonia.  He recovered in three days and is back to eating pasta and saying mildly racist things.  The Rays are saying Colome’s Opening Day status is up in the air.  Colome, you have three weeks!  Don’t make me send Joe in for a mildly racist pep talk.

Drew Smyly – Likely to miss first start of the year with shoulder tendinitis.  Right now, he’s doing drills by throwing a sock.  I can’t wait to see Smyly when the Rays face a lineup of hampers.  Last year, Hamels had shoulder tendinitis and I incorrectly dropped him a lot, so I’m taking this Smyly injury in stride, which, in some ways, is like moving socks.  I only have Smyly projected for 183 IP and am not changing him yet.

Addison Reed – Changing his delivery to reduce stress on his shoulder.  Unless he’s changing his pitching motion to a lateral to Goldschmidt, and then Goldy pitches it home, I don’t think Reed makes it through more than a few months with the closer job.

Yu Darvish – I read the news that ‘Darvish decided to have Tommy John surgery,’ and I chuckled.  It makes it sound like he was passing a hospital and just decided to stop in and have surgery.  Darvish didn’t decide to have surgery; he has a fubar’d elbow and needs it.  I already removed him from the top 40 starters and top 400, and I look forward to the commenters next March asking if they should draft Darvish for his presumably terrific 2nd half in 2016.

Dontrelle Willis – Retired from baseball.  “Hello, I am James Brolin, and I’m here in Nicaragua to talk about the flat-billed pitchypus.”  *Brolin kneels down by the coastline, revealing scattered feathers covered in oil sludge*  “This land used to be a fertile breeding ground for the flat-billed pitchypus, but they’ve been overfarmed and overworked in rotations.  With your help, they can still be saved.”  *Brolin stands at an ironing board, flattening a baseball cap’s bill*  “But we have to act fast.”

 
  1. Lord Baldrick says:
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    Let’s see…catcher losing eligibility can be C-ya…

    C-ya crush? C-ya cocktease?

  2. The Theory says:
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    So basically I should stop mentally tagging pitchers as “guys I want to target” because they’re dropping like flies. Damn you spring training. DAMN YOUUUU.

    • Moustard says:
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      @The Theory:

      That makes me feel so much better. It’s not like I had Stro and the one-Wheeler as 2 of my 3 Keepers in my dearest ligue….

  3. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Failacious Catcher frenzy. And after rehab i no longer have acute Mauer syndrome which accidentally cured me from being a Josh Hamilton junky.

  4. Moustard says:
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    This might be to simple, but I’ll suggest it anyways: A Natcher-Probem. Like a ‘not a Catcher’-Problem.
    Told you it was simple…

  5. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Catch as Catch Can’t — A player eligible to be catcher but who’s likely to play most any position but catcher.

  6. gordon shumway says:
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    The Mets truly can’t have anything nice. Damn you mom and dad for making me grow up in Queens and not the Bronx! Oh yeah.. check out the new Kendrick lamar album.. at least something good came out of today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gordon shumway: Hell yeah… My grandparents were in Forest Hills, btw…Walking distance to Shea

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: I went to Forest Hills High School. We’d walk to the 1964 World’s Fair. Went to Queens College. My dad moved to Flushing after my mom died. Could see Shea from there. What a horrible stadium.

        • True and Correct says:
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          @True and Correct: Graduated Forest Hills in ’65.
          Now live in Encinitas, Ca. Poetics’ just a tad nicer. haha/ Austin St. in Forest Hills now looks like a 3d world country. Moved to San Diego 35 years ago. Smartest thing I’ve ever done.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wait, you are my dad!

          • True and Correct says:
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            @True and Correct: Not sure what I had written…..but it wasn’t poetics. haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Such an eyesore! My dad likely went to that school around the same time…

          • gordon shumway says:
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            @Grey: Shea was horrible, but I knew no better at the time. Citi Field is however a beautiful stadium. Unfortunately they seem to do everything possible to get the fans to not pay attention to the ballgame, although I can’t say I blame them!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I used to go to Shea about 20 times a season when I was young… Haven’t been to Metco once, which is weird

          • True and Correct says:
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            @Grey: I’d be proud. We’re both good looking. I still look great at 67. More importantly I feel great. Healthiest I’ve ever been, and doing 50 pushups at time, and planked yesterday for 4 minutes. Getting 5 stents in your heart will do that to you, if you love life. Just had my 1st grandchild. Guess his name ? Yep. Gray Matthew Bailey.
            You are far and away the best read of a knowledgeable fantasy baseball analyst anywhere in the world.
            Hope for another 20+ years .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, man! Appreciate it! My dad is two years older and I’m not sure on his HS, but I will ask…

              • True and Correct says:
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                @Grey: If he went to Flushing, ask him if he remembers Eddie Fogler. Great high school basketball player. Flushing had Fogler and Forest Hills had Jay Warhaftig. Basketball was a huge jewish sport growing up.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice, will do!

  7. Catcher eligible but not a catcher no more…

    Inspired by Gattis

    Gattcher?

  8. BreakOut says:
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    iIn-Your-Dreamscatcher.

    • PK says:
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      @BreakOut: Just Dreamcatcher is good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BreakOut: Dreamcatcher isn’t bad, let me see what else I have

  9. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Last RCL draft last night:

    C. Zunino
    1st. Trumbo
    2nd. Wong
    SS. Alcides
    3rd. Arenado
    CI. Cron
    MI. Gyorko
    OF. Bautista
    OF. Marte
    OF. Ozuna
    OF. Soler
    OF. Avisail
    Util. K.Davis

    P. Carrasco
    P. DeGrom
    RP. Cishek
    RP. L.Hawkins
    RP. Parnell
    P. Archer
    P. Hutchison
    P. Pineda
    P. Gausman
    B. S.Miller
    B. Eovaldi
    B. D. Holland
    A little SAGNOF will be needed but pretty good balance.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: pfft, overrated!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Yescheese: Ha…i posted that knowing you’d chime in

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Drafted out of the 12 hole by the way

    • Hawk says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      Like the offense but I think you waited a bit too long on pitching. Lots of upside guys, no predictable ones. Could wind up great, could wind up awful.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Hawk: Im actually pretty happy with the pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: You look a little light on AVG, and maybe heavier on speed than power… Pitching looks fine

  10. Holden Caulfield says:
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    Catcher in the Why?

  11. inertiatic says:
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    I haven’t even finished the article but The Marquis de Shat made me spit my caffeinated beverage on the cat and I think I peed a little. Damn you and your witty, mustachioed banter!

  12. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Glossary:
    Frank Abagnale Jr.
    If you dont know google it

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: make it easier….Sasquat…does it really exist

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: Ha..your right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I see where you’re at with it, but not sure I love it

  13. Jon Smythe says:
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    Harvey, Wheeler, Syndegard=Wilson Isringhausen, Pulsipher in Mets Chainsaw Massacre II

  14. Mregan says:
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    Catcher in the Wry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mregan: Think we can do better

  15. El Famous Burrito says:
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    C-Sickness

  16. Ryan Balch says:
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    Hey,

    Love the Gattcher one!

    Hoping to get some advice on a keeper h2h league. You keep a player in the round they were drafted and I have one last spot for one of these guys:

    Strasburg (7th round)
    Pence (15th)
    Springer (20th)
    Cobb (26th)

    Thanks a bunch!

  17. Keith says:
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    The Roaming Squater

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keith: I like C-Sickness better

  18. Grammerpopo says:
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    Limp mitt

  19. Purple Mays Hayes says:
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    “Catchy coup” – example: Grey was downright tickled that I took Mauer in the second round as a catchy coup last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Purple Mays Hayes: Funny, but I think C-Sickness is more on point… Yours is more like a cheap catcher from the last round that does well. I drafted Chirinos and he broke out with 20 HRs, what a catchy coup!

  20. Gareth says:
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    Term for catchers getting more at bats by moving off the catcher position while retaining catcher eligibility :

    Doctored no glove?

    Non crouching hitter hidden at bats?

    Catch 22 more at bats?

    Catch at bats not fastballs?

    FLUX CATCHER?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: How’s the new job? I like C-Sickness better

  21. Five-On-One says:
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    Does the injury to Taylor change Miller’s ranking any? Pre-injury, he had two (rather large) issues to deal with – (1) playing time, competing with Taylor, and (2) could the dude actually hit major league pitching. Unfortunately, the Taylor injury does not help with the latter.

  22. Fastpitch says:
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    Mauerittis. Combo of Mauer and Gattis.

  23. Del Griffith says:
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    Last night’s draft in Jef’s RCL:

    C:Chirinos (289)
    1B: C. Davis (48)
    2B: Dozier (72)
    SS: Hanley (24)
    3B: Sandoval (120)
    1B/3B: Belt (216)
    2B/SS: Odor (192)
    OF1: Trout (1)
    OF2: Dickerson (25)
    OF3: Polanco (97)
    OF4: J.D. Martinez (121)
    OF5: Revere (169)
    UTIL: Fowler (240)
    Bench: Owings (264)
    P1: Arrieta (49)
    P2: G. Cole (73)
    P3: Melancon (96)
    P4: Quintana (144)
    P5: Storen (145)
    P6: Ventura (168)
    P7: A. Sanchez (193)
    P8: Liriano (217)
    P9: McCarthy (241)
    Bench: Duffy (265)
    Bench: Joel Peralta (288)

    There was so many picks where everyone was reaching for offense it left some pretty good value at starter. But then again, picking starters is like playing Minesweeper with exploding elbow tendons.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Del Griffith: Yeah….i was one of those reaching…It was clear it was an RCL draft in this one…If you wanted a guy there was no waiting till the next round…grab him while you can

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Del Griffith: It was more of a situation where i needed power at that position and there wasnt much there at that point…and i didnt think hed be there after 24 more picks…didnt see me taking him there but didnt want to get stuck with a lite hitting 1st baseman.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Del Griffith: off season looks good. Don’t see the point of holding Owings and duffy. I’d go grab some handcuffs

      • Del Griffith says:
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        @J-FOH: Owings can move to SS once Hanley has OF elig. I agree on Duffy.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Del Griffith: I know but is better value at short.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Del Griffith: Haha, nice analogy… I like your team, nice balance on hitting (trout/Dickerson don’t hurt)… Pitching looks solid if a little wonky at the end

  24. GhostTownSteve says:
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    mauercatcherfragilextraABstillatrocious

    • de nachos says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: this made me giggle. also I’ll take 1000 gajillion shares of Kentucky in the tourney, GTS.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @de nachos:

        JFOH axed me about that. Is there much interest out there?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      MauercathcherfragililextraABstillatrocious
      Even though he starts at first he still hits like Scott Brosius
      If you draft him high enough you’ll really be precocious
      He’s mauercatcherfragilextraABstillatrocious

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Ha. Very nice.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Killed it as usual GTS!

    • Cram It says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Hey you’re an NFBC vet. When you draft a P Holder and hit the HELP button, how long does it take for them to get to you?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Cram It:

        I’ve never played the slow draft so never experienced it. Wish I could help you.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cram It: Just went looking for Alex Gonzalez, nice snag in the 31st

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I think just supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious works better… I still also like C-Sickness…

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I like it. I’ll take the note.

  25. BambooLounge says:
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    Wow he drafted that C/IB/DH in the 3rd Round?!? Catch Slash Fever

  26. the swinging says:
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    “Squatting Double Reach Around” – Occurs when fantasy baseball enthusiasts reach multiple rounds for a former catcher who will play a position other than catcher, however has catcher eligibility as well. This player usually has chronic injury issues.

    Ex. “Hey, did you see where Cockcroft took Mauer in the draft?”

    “Yeah, that was a real squatting double reach around!”

    • the swinging says:
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      @the swinging:
      …Also referred to in its abbreviated form as, “SDRA syndrome”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the swinging: Ha, made me laugh, but I like C-Sickness better

  27. Hey Grey. How about the C-spot for the irrational enthusiasm that comes when a player has catcher eligibility but will not catch? Derived from the suspected to be fictional erogenous area of the vagina that when stimulated, may lead to powerful orgasms. The C and the G-spots share much disagreement over its existence as a distinct structure, definition, location, and that the player may never reach it’s positioning. Therefore jubilation over having or reaching it is unfounded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Ha, nice… I like this, C-Sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious

  28. Chris says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H points league. We can keep 10. My offensive keepers are stacked (I’ve been working on it for 8 years):
    1B- M. Cabrera
    2b- Cano
    SS- Tulo
    3B- Arenado
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Cargo
    OF- Marte
    Util- Abreu
    I’m also keeping 2 pitchers. The league leans heavily on pitching and a couple of teams are already stacked with pitching. I’m keeping Bumgarner as one and can keep either Teheran, Cobb or Arrieta as the second. I know you have Arrieta very high in your rankings. Is he also the choice to keep in this format? If not, which do I keep? The other two will be lost to the draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Arrieta, yes

  29. JD says:
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    Pre-Jacking Catchers.

    Need I say more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JD: I like C-spot, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

  30. sport says:
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    Those 2 minute long ‘Flat-billed pitchypus’ commercials where they show Willis staring at camera with sad soft eyes are gut wrenching. I still don’t call in and donate though.

    12 team re draft league. Who wins this trade?
    A-HanRam, Carpenter, Leonys Martin, Alisal Garcia.
    B-Puig, Heyward, Zobrist.

    Thanks for help!

    • sport says:
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      @sport:
      Unless alisal Garcia is a stud B wins the trade! I meant Avisail Garcia.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @sport: B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sport: Ha, shame on you! B side

  31. Chris says:
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    Hello Mr. Grey,

    Keeper league, 12 team Mix.
    keepers.. Stanton, Rizzo and Rendon.

    What is the earliest I can takeKris Bryant?

    Thanks!

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: Also, what about Joc Pederson? What rpound should I target him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Around the 7th for Bryant, little after for Joc, maybe the 9th, depends on your team

  32. Gareth says:
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    With Vmart and Santana, the Indians have been at the fantasy forefront when it comes to catchers going to other positions and getting more at bats.

    Heck, Yan Gomes got a ton of extra at bats last year while staying at the catcher position! Huh?

    Good luck to Evan Gattis in 2015 in his transition to the AL and C/OF/DH duties.

  33. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Really gr8 stuff, man! ST’s roaring to a fever pitch.

    A. With all the injuries, is this like Season MCMDXXX of Survivor or something? Is no one (of Werth) safe from the injury bug?

    B. Case of Catching Mistaken Identity, like people who fake their own deaths to get out of debt or get away from their spouses.

    C. On Rendon…would you drop any of the following pitchers to add Machado as a handcuff for Rendon until he gets back? (Super shallow, 10-team H2H seasonal points league)

    1. Fiers
    2. Salazar (not happy with the potential idea of Salazar going to AAA)
    3. Paxton
    4. Liriano
    5. McHugh
    6. Shoemaker

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. I like C-spot, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better C. Liriano

  34. Gareth says:
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    If you draft Gattis and he ends up being Trash………..that joke just writes itself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Sounds like a magical pen was used

  35. ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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    I drafted a few teams so far and everyone seemed to reach for Wheeler. I got lucky on that one!

    Oh, and I think I have a good one:

    Popped-squatter

    • TheMuppetManiac says:
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      @ShawnOfTheLivid:
      I drafted Wheeler on two teams. He fell really late (this was way before the MRI) and I thought it was a steal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ShawnOfTheLivid: I like C-spot, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

  36. Lville Jim says:
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    Johnny Benched

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lville Jim: I like C-spot, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

  37. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Who do you like better as a SAGOF. Jose Ramirez, Micah Johnson or Eric Young?

    Also, I have an NA spot. I have Francisco Lindor right now. Should I drop him for Syndergaard? I grabbed Lindor in case I needed some speed. But it’s always handy to have an arm stashed away. Especially with pitchers dropping like flies.

  38. ranchtastic says:
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    Men Without Masks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ranchtastic: Ha, I like that, but some other ones we have are clearer on their meaning

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    GREY!!!!
    What’s up, man? I’m out of hibernation and I’ve missed you!

    How was the offseason?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Dr Phil!!!! What is happening, man? Might have to sign up Jerko as a handcuff for Rendon’s ACL or UCL. Hope all is well.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Ante!! I’m good, man. I don’t have any money, but life is good, you know?

        Gyorko. Is. Life.

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Hey, man! Am with you. My one-year contract was not extended, so am on the bubble looking in. Hopefully something will come up.

          Cheers,
          Ante

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: One F!! Thanks, man. Good to be back. I missed baseball A LOT this offseason. Tough winter for us New York folk.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Yeah im with ya…im on long island

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Good to see you! Future Phil, concerned with my past? It was good, thanks!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Glad to hear it, man. I’ve been catching up on your articles and studying up for my draft on Monday. I’ve got two items of business to discuss if you would be so kind:

        1. Where do you see Arismendy fitting in? Can I draft him as an MI in a deep 16 teamer and be confident in psuedo-everyday playing time?

        2. Unfortunately I have a grievance I need to file with the Complaints Department. Is there someone I should talk to? It seems as though there was a top 100 list compiled that didn’t have Chris Carter on it? Is that a misprint? Must be a misprint. Right?

        This is the year he puts it all together, Grey. It’s happening!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. You can draft him, but right now he’s a platoon guy 2. Chris Carter put it together last year, Phil, you’re too much about the future

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Wait, what year is it?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The year the Cubs meet the Marlins in the World Series

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I was afraid of that. Okay, this is important. Have I ever said anything to you about a clocktower in the past? Like, mentioned it in passing? And have I ever talked about a Delorean with a flux capacitor in the back?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tell me, future boy, who’s the president? And his vice president is Jerry Lewis?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Doc you gotta listen to me!
                    Chris Carter is the MVP!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You must’ve hit your head while changing a light bulb in your bathroom

  40. DancinHomer says:
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    Faux-cher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: I like C-spot, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

  41. KittenMittens says:
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    Glossary term for catcher that won’t catch…

    “Affecatchion” Self derived from the word “Affectation” which means pretended behavior to make an impression.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KittenMittens: I like C-spot, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

  42. Brade says:
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    I was gonna say Designated Hatcher, but Gattcher wins!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brade: I like C-spot, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

      • Brade says:
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        @Grey: C-sick is nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I liked it too

  43. EA says:
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    The Rendon injury is freaking me out a little. I’ve got him as a keeper in the 20th round but if it turns out to be more serious than it is, I may just go ahead and keep Rizzo in the 7th.

    Of course this would happen to me. sad face emoji here. Gun emoji here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: Ha

  44. sniff test says:
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    I too have fallen for the excitement that surprise catcher eligibility brings. It is a form of utilityitis-C, the fantasy version of hepatitis-C. Symptoms include injury riddled roster, last team drafting a catcher, roster over-management and an uncontrollable desire to discover free agent gold.(ex. wow this guy is a reserve OF for the A’s and now he has C eligibility…I am going to own this league HAHAHAHA)..It is mildly contagious and could lead to underwhelming stats, wasted time and scrutiny from peers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sniff test: Ha, I like it, I’ll put it on the list…

    • bigbear says:
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      @sniff test: Ha! Jake Fox anyone?

  45. Ned Shakeshaft says:
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    In-betweenis envy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ned Shakeshaft: I like C-spot, utilityitis-C, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

  46. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    How about Professional Cosplayer. In the UK it’s someone who gets paid to dress up as a superhero.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I like C-spot, utilityitis-C, C-sick and supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious better

  47. Principal Blackman says:
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    “C-nis Envy” – The irrational enthusiasm that comes when a player has catcher eligibility but will not catch.

  48. J-FOH says:
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    Maueron! as in stop being such a Maueron about this catcher eligibility thing

    • royce! says:
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      @J-FOH: I like Maueron.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      I like it!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I like the mountains

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @J-FOH:
      meh haha

    • @J-FOH: HA !
      I just spit hot coffee in my kittens eyes, Yolo’ d my pressed khakis, and ran next door and slapped my neighbor!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Wake Up: on no, poor mittens

        • @J-FOH: Don’t.worry she was blind when we found her and my neighbor is a bitch. ..well Werth it!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Wake Up: well in that case slap on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Nice, JFoH, I’ll put it on the list

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: stage one complete! now we move on to the impress Rudy portion of the test. Having Sky’s thumbs up does nothing to help me here but actually gave me a little warm fuzzy on the inside

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s gonna go for Pandas

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I saw that one too, it screams Rudy. Good to see so many entries and so many good ones. I think OTS’s needs to be a complete parody song. I might have to go tinker with that later. I hope this keeps up into the season. IMO it was a down year last season with not as many people participating in the glossary contests as in years past. Keep it up this year guys. Regardless I always like when guys like Pandas win, such a great RCL player, good to see him get that permanent mark.

            I need to favorite this page and use some of these for inspiration during creepy catcher posts.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, I like OTS’s better than Panda’s personally, but not enough to fight Rudy if he likes Panda’s more… OTS’s just makes me giggle more

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: it’s all about article flow but in a funny way OTS is the extreme antiflow which makes it kinda awesone. I know Maueron will appear in one of my creepy catcher blurbs. Ode to myself!

  49. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    Eligible Receiver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Smokey: I like that too… Damn, lots of good ones

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Smokey: football term on the baseball side…a vortex is opening right now

  50. McNulty says:
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    Controlled by the dead knees of the past

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @McNulty: Think we have better

  51. McNulty says:
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    Catch-nipped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @McNulty: Think we have better

  52. nightpandas says:
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    Catch-tard, can’t catch but we love ’em

  53. Joe says:
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    Would appreciate everyone’s thoughts…

    10 team keeper, with up to 9 keepers, plus a 9 player minor league roster. 3 year contracts once MLB eligible (600 AB, 200 IP or, 60 pitching appearances (for young closers)). For example, Polanco, Springer, Hamilton and Wacha are all on my minor league roster as they each sneak in under the limits. Minor leaguers can be interchanged with open roster spots until a player breaks the limit then must remain on MLB roster like any other player.

    My roster currently looks like this, plus a few minor leaguers that won’t be a big factor in MLB this year.

    Pujols 1b
    Longo 3b
    Springer OF
    Hamilton OF
    Calhoun OF
    Polanco OF
    Votto Util
    Machado Util
    Kershaw SP
    Kluber SP
    Wacha SP
    Heaney SP

    Right now, my openings are SS, 2b, and Catcher.

    I lotteried into the first pick and will have a choice of Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones, Tulo, and Desmond. There are a few other nice names but Gomez and Jones are the only true first round players available and Tulo and Desmond fit a need, but aren’t quite as good.

    Who do I go with? I could potentially go with Gomez/Jones and there is a chance Hanley would be there in round 2 as I count about 10-12 players that “should” go before Hanley. Do I go with premium talent even though i have some pretty good young upside OF or take the need and slightly less player at SS and move on.

    Thanks for your thoughts. Sorry about about the long question.

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe: I should add my Util is full so one of my OF, likely Polanco, would stay in the minors if I drafted an OF first overall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I go Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Oh, UTIL is full? Kinda important… I’d go Desmond

  54. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    I noticed that yahoo only gives Steven Souza eligibility at Util and he’s not being drafted. Do you expect him to get OF elig and if so how far into the season?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dave F: Yes, he’s an OF. Wouldn’t let his current position listing affect how you draft him.

    • B says:
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      @Dave F:

      Just checked – Yahoo has Souza with OF eligibility.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @B: since he is an OF (and isn’t anything else) that makes some sense, yes.

  55. sniff test says:
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    Are there any rankings that include Holds?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @sniff test: player rater, hit the holds button on it.

  56. neogonzo mourning says:
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    i spent longer than i care to admit thinking of these… anyhow –

    Surhoff Sham
    Tettleton Technicality
    Grandmauer Clause
    Vogt-ing Privilege
    Whitt Privilege
    Myers Maneuver
    V-Martifice / V-Martificial Catcher

  57. SallyCips says:
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    I’m not sure what depresses me most about this column, that it’s riddled with injuries up and down and all around, that Grey’s car broke down, or that it reminded me how much damn money I’ve given Starbucks over the past seven years of working with one on the corner? Damn you, convenience and bad office coffee! (oddly the office coffee is also SB’s, but what the heck)

    Glad I dumped Lee for Shoemaker when I did. Best of luck to him, and to all the injured parties mentioned. Oof, this is quite a spring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Ha, every spring young Sally

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: FBO gets out there before pitchers and catchers do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He reports in January, yeah

  58. SallyCips says:
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    Also, looking at Chad Qualls latest blurb on Yahoo via Rotoworld:

    Chad Qualls still has a perfect ERA this spring after pitching a scoreless inning Monday against the Braves.
    Advice: Qualls has allowed one hit and an unearned run through four innings. The Astros have yet to name a closer, and it’s possible Qualls will get the job, though Luke Gregerson remains the favorite. Qualls went 19-for-25 saving games for Houston last year.
    (Rotoworld.com)

    Why is Gregorson still the favorite? I don’t get this one at all. Qualls was fine last year, and he has the most closer experience. If they brought in Soriano that’s one thing, but Luke “I’ve sucked the few times I’ve closed” Gregorson is the favorite? That’s just media hype from a boring camp. Hoping Qualls comes out of the spring with his job intact.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Wake Up: I was trying to explain that to Cram in our draft

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          I believe I had that one…pick 278, fingers crossed, might make up for a couple of my glaring reaches.

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            *cough* Aaron Sanchez *cough**cough*

            • @MattTruss: haha…that was a surprise…at least you didn’t draft Wheeler after watching him get blown up and knowing about the elbow…

              • MattTruss

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                I think was about the point the crown maple kicked in. I really should’ve gone with Souza in that spot, would’ve liked my team a lot better. I was having some issues with my Excel spreadsheet and the general awfulness that is the ESPN draft software too. Mostly though, it was the crown.

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Wake Up: Yup, we smoke on this very thing a few days ago. Just more ridiculous with every blurb.

        • SallyCips says:
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          @SallyCips: I meant spoke, but I guess it applies. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: It’s not going to be clear cut all year

  59. Wilsonian says:
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    We still keeping Han-Ram or Scherzer over Springer?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    I had Arenado and had to dump him at the end of last season to try to win, then ran out of moves and couldn’t pick him back up. He’d be a definite keeper. Hanley only has one more year where I can keep him, the other two would have two years. My other 3 guys are Jones, Rizzo, Brantley.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Wilsonian:
      against popular opinion
      I’d go max there

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @FrankGrimes: I’m honestly looking at tossing Hanley back into the draft pool. I just can’t stand the dude. He seems like he always half asses it. I think Jones, Rizzo, Brantley, Springer, and Max would be a decent starting 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Bunch of coin flips… If you prefer to lose Hanley, go for it

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I think I do. I’m pissed about the Arenado business, but such is life. Not sure I trust Springer, but I don’t trust Hanley either, and this would be his last year on my squad, and I could hang on to Springer for the next two years. Thanks for chiming in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Blue says:
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    A “Catcher” playing the field instead:

    My favorite example was Mike Sweeney, 1999. 100 Runs, 102 RBI, 22 HR, 6 SB, and a .322 AVG as a “catcher” while playing 4 times behind the plate.

    So I propose feeling “Sweeney” about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue: I think we have better

  61. royce! says:
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    Loved the Flat-Billed Pitchypus blurb. I was just thinking about how much everyone seemed to like Dontrelle. Part of it, I’m sure, is that he seems like a genuinely nice guy, but that can’t be all of it, unless the great majority of baseball players are A-holes. [Which reminds me of what people were saying when Paul Ryan first hit the national scene: “He’s smart! He knows the law,” etc. The frequency of such comments made me realize that most congressmen as a whole must not be smart or know the law, which is depressing.] I think people really liked how he was almost a comic throwback to older pitchers, with his high stirrups and ridiculous leg kick. He was like a cartoon character. And who doesn’t like that.

    Anyhoo, I like Mauerons. Also like Dreamcatchers…I don’t think it needs to be modified with “in your dreams” because dreamcatchers are silly and irrational to begin with. No offense to the high school friend you went to your first music festival with…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: thanks for the vote

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Haha… Is Paul Ryan a character Harrison Ford played?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: That was Jack Ryan…now that I think about it, my wife might have a good point about not naming our kid Jack, unless of course we wanted him to live the life of the male lead in a thriller…Also, with my last name, his name would sound like Jack Bauer. But then I could teach him to yell, “WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR?!!!” to strangers…damn, gotta make a pros and cons list…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These sound like all pros

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: Can I suggest Stephen?

          No? How about for a middle name?

  62. phenomenot says:
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    Most eligible catcher

  63. ranchtastic says:
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    Unmasked Man

  64. George Zip says:
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    Catcher-ism:

    Squattaphobia

  65. Awesome Auger says:
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    Too much excitement for a catcher eligible – “C-ialis”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesome Auger: That’s solid, I’ll put it on the list of hopefuls

  66. danobiwan says:
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    Catcherallysis

  67. Wilson says:
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    Hopefully Rendon will be healthy in the begin of season !!

  68. Tehol Beddict says:
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    The Elder Gods work in mysterious ways

  69. Gbwr82 says:
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    Who would you rather keep as a last round pick in a keeper league: Mookie Betts or Danny Santana? Already keeping 2 OF and Wong at 2b.

  70. Paul says:
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    I’m thinking about dropping Rendon for $9 in a keeper league solely because the injury news keeps getting worse for him and it could affect his performance this year – especially steals.

    My other option would be an $18 Arenado – what are you thinking? I still have two weeks until the draft (luckily).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Wait another 2 weeks

  71. Capital Offense says:
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    “Catcher in the Lie”

    Usage: Normally Evan Gattis would be a 12th rounder at best, but as a Catcher in the Lie his draft stock has soared this year.

  72. nick the dick says:
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    After hearing you pronounce Dellin Batonsees, Kelton Wong, Yu Dervish, Casteelio, and Marcus Semien’s oppside, I can’t stop reading everyones name wrong now too

  73. “At least we’re still talking about D Willis (one of the good ones) . Chad Cordero disappeared from the face of the earth shhh (cuz of the Jews) ain’t nobody talking bout him no more,” Grampy Joe.

  74. mauledbypandas says:
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    Catch-162

  75. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I am thinking of trading jones and odorizzi for carlos gomez. Is it worth losing a sp to upgrade at cf? My pitching got a lot thinner after losing lee.

    c kurt suzuki
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b neil walker
    3b evan longoria
    ss ian desmond
    lf justin upton
    cf adam jones
    rf alex rios
    util austin jackson
    bn kris bryant bn bryon buxton bn marcus semien bn dalton pompey bn jose peraza

    sp garret richards
    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    rp jacob degrom
    rp jordan walden

    rp bret cecil
    p hyun jin ryu p jake odorizzi bn tanner roark bn wily peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Don’t see the point

  76. fish says:
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    Catcher term… I’ll go with “The Bends”

    It’s Decompression Sickness which originates in the straightening of the knees of the catcher and it affects the irrational euphoria level of the fantasy baseballers’ brain upon seeing the catcher standing upright. Contact the CDC for treatment remedies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fish: Ha, I’ll put it on the list

  77. Knowuh says:
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    Sorry, this is another lame rate my team post. But I got drunk at this draft and looking for some validation. And I drafted Wheeler. This is an old school head to head points league. 14 team mixed.

    Mesoraco
    Abreu
    Rendon
    Hanley
    Sandoval
    Bruce
    B. Hamilton
    A. Eaton

    G. Cole
    Wheeler (sigh)
    Cobb
    Lagos
    Fires
    Rondon
    Perkins

    Bench:
    A. Craig
    D. Jennings
    D. Brown
    T. Snider
    De Aza
    M. Moore
    B. Anderson
    J. Hammel
    Chase Anderson
    H. Bailey
    Shelby Miller

    I’m regretting taking Mesoraco and not taking another pitcher.
    Thanks!

    • Knowuh says:
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      @Knowuh:

      That was Latos and Fiers, but I’m sure you already knew that.

      • Knowuh says:
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        @Knowuh:

        And I forgot Hosmer at utility and Morrow on my bench. Apparently I’m still drunk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knowuh: Your pitching looks decent, your hitting looks low on AVG and high on speed…Don’t love Hamilton in H2H

  78. Ralph says:
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    What do you guys think of my RCL roster?

    C – Zunino
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Odor
    3B – Chris Davis
    SS – Desmond
    CI – Carlos Santana
    MI – Alexei Ramirez
    OF – Upton
    OF – Ozuna
    OF – Danny Santana
    OF – Revere
    OF – Souza
    U – Ryan Howard

    Staff
    Greinke
    Ryu
    Fiers
    Ventura
    Perkins
    Rodney
    Smyly
    Doolittle
    Gausman
    Mejia
    Wily Peralta
    Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph: Looks like a well balanced hitting team and just okay on pitching… It should be fine, but I don’t love Greinke, and Cingrani can be dumped

  79. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Bravo Razzball commenters. Bra facking OH

    • @GhostTownSteve: I know right? Lots of laughs today. I may have to skip the corned beef and go straight to the car bombs today. The drinks, NSA, the drinks…
      The snakes got chased right to the comments I guess…

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Wake Up:

        Barney: (whacking invisible snakes) Snakes! Snakes everywhere!
        Lenny: You gettin’ ready for Whacking Day?
        Barney: What’s Whacking Day?

        • @GhostTownSteve: The lack of your presents in the FCL has left a bit of a vacuum…that sucks…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Wake Up: I’m thinking of starting a weekly support group for the loss of ots and sky

  80. Strolg says:
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    Gonna be hard to get a glossary term from here on out, a ton of great ones! Mine is more for the folks who draft a catcher in the first few rounds – Fools Of Ignorance

    Can’t access rcl spreadsheet, but our league is full. Cougs R Us is league name, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: You drafted yesterday didn’t you?

      • Strolg says:
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        @Grey: nope, our draft is April 3 at 8:00 est, not sure how it got switched on spreadsheet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, well, it’s marked as full either way

  81. Todd25 says:
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    noncatchers – False Comitment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25: Think we have better

  82. Cram It says:
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    Gattis-22.

    Oh, I just saw Panda’s, so that’s probably better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah, Panda’s is better

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Cram It: I did reach for Gattis in a moment of panic in the FCL draft though so I am all aboard the Gattis train. Whats that? Oh, wrist injury already? Yay

  83. Matty says:
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    Dudes, it’s good to be back. The self imposed baseball exile for productivity purposes feels longer every year. I got some real weird looks in a meeting this morning when I said Brucely…
    Keeper question in my 10 team H2H with OPS and holds (not that the latter matters for keepers):
    My definites (round in parenthesis) are McCutch (1- but I have the 8th pick), Trout (12), Bautista (3), Abreu (8), Frazier (24), and Kluber (20)
    This leaves me undecided on my final keeper, all my options are in the 15th unless otherwise noted; Prince Fielder, Wong, Soler, Arrieta, Carrasco, Fiers, or Ventura (22) or Harvey (23).
    I’ve also been offered Crush Davis in the 12th for Harvey, but am leaning towards Ventura and shopping Harvey for draft picks.
    Thanks a bunch.
    It’s so good to be back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Harvey…But you can’t go wrong with Soler, Wong, or any the SPs

  84. Mike

    Mike says:
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    We’re definitely related. While driving past a produce market my grandmother announced to everyone in the car that “blacks love yams”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  85. FuzzyD says:
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    Premature ecatchulation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  86. Nude Intruder says:
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    glossary term for the irrational enthusiasm that comes when a player has catcher eligibility but won’t catch- “joie de reprieve”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not bad, think we have better though

  87. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, I am in a 10-team league, 5x5OBP, ESPN standard with CI/MI

    I’ve got Stanton, Abreu, Rendon, Longoria, Dickerson

    Kindly pick two players to draft then (54-55 overall)
    Samardzija, Ross, Alexei, Soler, Bryant, Kemp, Cruz, Dozier

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija, Soler

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        Worthy to draft Soler earlier then Dickerson or Longoria? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: so, Soler over Cruz and Kemp ? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  88. Nude Intruder says:
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    Drafted out of the 10 hole last night in Jef’s league:

    10 Edwin Encarnacion, Tor 1B
    15 Josh Donaldson, Tor 3B
    34 Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF
    39 David Price, Det SP
    58 Yoenis Cespedes, Det OF
    63 Jordan Zimmermann, Wsh SP
    82 Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS
    87 Wil Myers, SD OF
    106 Eric Hosmer, KC 1B
    111 Danny Santana, Min SS
    130 Brett Gardner, NYY OF
    135 Howie Kendrick, LAD 2B
    154 Mike Fiers, Mil SP
    159 Francisco Rodriguez, Mil RP
    178 Phil Hughes, Min SP
    183 Steven Souza, TB OF
    202 Neftali Feliz, Tex RP
    207 Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    226 Scooter Gennett, Mil 2B
    231 Dallas Keuchel, Hou SP
    250 Wilin Rosario, Col C
    255 Andrew Heaney, LAA SP
    274 Trevor Bauer, Cle SP
    279 Torii Hunter, Min OF
    298 Jose Ramirez, Cle SS

    gonna need sagnof, and got swooped on a few I really liked…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks a little light on speed, but not too bad, I like the hitting, pretty solid outside of SAGNOF… Pitching looks fine

  89. Catch scratch fever!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, think we have better though

  90. Colonel Angus says:
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    (reposted, I accidentally wrote this in an older post) Alright, Grey. My draft is in a few days and I’m in desperate need of your wisdom. The situation is this:
    12 team keeper league
    OBP, SLG, SB, HR, RBI, R, WSH, ERA, WHIP, QS, K9, IP

    The players on my roster right now are:

    Manny Machado
    Starling Marte
    Wil Myers
    Dalton Pompey
    Madison Bumgarner
    Yasmany Tomas

    minors: Miguel Sano, Yoan Moncada, Archie Bradley, Carlos Rodon

    My team is pretty empty as I inherited a mess so I need to know which of the following three or four players you would bring on if this were your team:

    Kyle Schwarber
    Jon Singelton
    Danny Santana
    Eric Hosmer
    Yoenis Cespedes
    Nick Castellanos
    Starlin Castro
    Jean Segura
    Hyun Jin Ryu
    Phil Hughes
    Jered Weaver
    Chris Archer

    Thank you for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Danny Santana
      Eric Hosmer
      Yoenis Cespedes
      Hughes

      • Colonel Angus says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Fungazi says:
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    In a 12 team keeper (no restrictions) with MI, CI and 3 OF positions, I have 6 players kept at the start of at the draft in these positions – 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF, OF.

    I have 3 picks in the first 2 rounds and then skip a pick until the 4th.

    What areas should be priority targets? I’m thinking SP, SP and a top RP if possible. The CI are dismal and seems too early to take my final OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SP sounds fine, no idea who you’re keeping

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Goldy, Kipnis, Hanley, Arenado, Marte, Soler. Would the players matter much? Isn’t it more which positions to focus on first with the full player list in front of me at the start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, players matter

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Grey: So given my keepers, go SP with 2 of the first 3 picks? Accounting for there could be a huge discount at a different position that falls to the first pick?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Fungazi: Guessing you don’t know which SPs will be there… I’d go 2 SPs then a wild card…Wild card meaning what’s ever there that shows good value

              • Fungazi says:
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                @Grey: Thanks my man

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem, Fungazi

  92. ryan says:
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    Hey Lord Grey

    In a 12 team H2H League. We decided this year to have a keepers but only if you drafted a guy from rounds 20-25 last year and stayed on your team the whole year. but counts as the 18th round pick this year. Boring story short

    Latroy Hawkins 18th round ? Should I keep him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If that’s your only option

  93. HR to the Izzo says:
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    First off, I think that the new glossary term should be “OverToddZeileous”!

    Secondly, you provided some insight on my keepers awhile back and I think some factors have changed. My draft is Sat and could use an update:

    Can keep 3 in round drafted prior year (move up each year after):
    Bumgardner in 3rd, Hanley in 5th, Rizzo in 7th, Harper in 12th, Myers in 14th, VMart in 18th, Brantley in 18th, Harvey in 19th , Frazier in 19th

    I plan on keeping Rizzo and Harper, and you suggested I keep Frazier as my third. Based on how Harvey has looked in spring training, wheeler going down, mets not holding back as much as originally thought, pitchers dropping like flies……would you still suggest Harper, Rizzo, Frazier?

    Feedback from other loyals is welcome.

    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, Frazier

  94. nick the dick says:
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    Is it just me or is there a premature ejaculation pun entry everytime you ask for a glossary term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Wake Up: I just haven’t had a blurb that good in a reallllly long time. Normally I comment all night long.

        • @nick the dick: Try grabbing my ball point pen next time I’m commenting…

  95. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Happily Napoli….

    Lots of great ones already though. Glossary comment days are the best! We need a glossary term for glossary comment days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, agreed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I call it just another rudy rejecting me day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I only said that in the hopes of the reverse jinx and i pull off the upset with Maueron. It is tournament time and I can feel an upset brewing

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… Maybe…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Yuptcha

  96. nick the dick says:
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    Truth or dare….Truth? Joey Terdoslavich is the funniest name in baseball right now. Dare? I dare you to tell me a funnier one.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @nick the dick: Agreed, though I do still laugh every time I hear the name Doug Fister

      • nick the dick says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Hehe yeah that doesnt get old

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only his name was Jordy Terdoslavich

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ooh la la bebe. Dur dur detre bebe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA… I get Twitter notifications and I just had the best one of all time. Sky asked if there’s anyone interested in writing DFS for us and someone responded, “I am, what’s DFS stand for?”

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Haha, way to pimp yourself for the gig or, you know, have any clue what you’re signing up for.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, cracked me up

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: HA, then he searched the urban dictionary and wondered if he will be writing about people Dating For Sport that are Dead F*cking Seriously Desperate For Sex with Dick For Sale

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Dick for sale is under Missed Connections?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: It’s for sale, just don’t look it in the eye. It’s shy…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never make eye contact!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    It’s like a Goonie rule

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Hahaha… just a john lookin for some action

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: maybe sky should post an ad on the backpage

    • MattTruss

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      Haha, are you listening to the Red Sox broadcast absolutely butchering the pronunciation of it right now? If you pronounce it right it kinda rolls off the tongue, they are breaking it into 3 chunks TURD – O – SLAVICH. It’s hilarious.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @MattTruss: Haha yup. The pause after terd sounds intentional. I swear i heard Remy giggling in the background

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Agreed!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @nick the dick: Don’t forget about Rusty Kuntz…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Big Magoo: Oh for sure. I meant current, but Mr. Kuntz is the all time leader right ahead of Dick Pole, Glasscock and even McCracken

  97. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How about ” C-exy” or “Cexy”?

    E.g. Gattis is looking really Cexy this year . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, think we have better

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Just saw Catch 162 – that’s pretty fantastic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  98. Game of Throws says:
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    Glossary submission: Most Eligible Catchelor

    • Game of Throws says:
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      @Game of Throws:

      Or just “Eligible Catchelor”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I think we have better

  99. Joeg414 says:
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    Anyone watching the NATS / DET games ? What happen with Harper (no injury ) , someone said that Matt Williams was yelling at him in the dugout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Joeg414: Lackadaisical in the OF getting to a ball, then claimed he was trying to dupe the runner. He did throw the guy out too. Assuming this is that same situation.

      • MattTruss

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        Harper can’t catch a break man. If he busted it to that ball and pulled a hammy it’d be, “Oh that crazy Bryce really needs to pick his spots better to be aggressive”. Matt Williams is a jacknut.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @MattTruss: Ya man, damned if he does….

  100. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m balking at the trade I mentioend to you before in my keeper league where I give up my Harvey (10th round) for his rendon (10th roind) with rendons recent injury. Have some time before my draft to still accept this offer if rendon seems ok. Wondering your thoughts on that versus making an offer of Harvey to another team for springer (10th roind) and switching first round draft picks (he has 1st pick and I have 6th pick). I would then be insured trout and springer. Wouldn’t be able to keep trout though. Thanks in advance as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Springer if Rendon worries you

  101. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Could you rank Gose, Pompey, Souza for me for the purposes of a standard Yahoo league? Thanks. BTW, I’m enjoying the podcasts immensely. It’s great having you back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Souza, Pompey

  102. LA Sound Guy says:
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    “Hail, C-Zar!”

    Rallying cry of the legions of Mauerons who have become supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrociously delusional in their C-sickness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s kinda awesome

  103. nick the dick says:
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    Haha Truss, this Terd name is really getting to Orsillo. He just called him ‘Oslovich’ and left the Terd completely out.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      They couldn’t handle Andrelton either, maybe they’re drunk?

  104. Mick says:
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    Twenty team dynasty keep forever league with 25 man rosters. We keep 20 and draft five. Would you trade Bryant and deGrom for Abrue? I offered Braun, Buxton, deGrom and my first pick in the five round redraft next year for Abrue. Would you do either one of these and are they enough to get by the veto voters?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu

  105. ryan says:
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    12 team H2H 5X5

    Would you keep Latroy Hawkins in the 18th round?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, if that was my only option

  106. Dave F says:
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    10 team standard:

    C: Ramos
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Betts
    SS: Desmond
    3B: Donaldson
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Dickerson
    OF: Martin
    Util: Polanco
    Util: Arenado
    Bench: Kemp, Gardner (got autopicked due to computer issues)

    SP: Samardzija
    SP: Corrasco
    SP: Fiers
    SP: Shoemaker
    SP: McHugh
    SP: Liriano
    SP: Salazar
    RP: Melancon
    RP: Uehara
    RP: Perkins
    RP: Britton

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks stacked, but it’s a shallow league so you’ll have to do work on waivers all year

  107. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Great stuff. 8 team, H2H point based scoring, Keep 15 each year for as long as you want. 1B=1.5pts, 2B=2.5, 3B=3.5, HR=6, RBI=1.5, R,SB,BB=1 each. W=7, L= -2, K=1.5, ER = -1, IP=1.2, QS, CG, SO= 3 each. Kept Encarnacion, Rendon, Machado, Baez, C.Gonzalez, Harper, Heyward, Hosmer Price, Cueto, Teheran, Lester, Kluber, Taijuan Walker & Giolito. Any thoughts on where I’m weak, strong and what I should look for in the draft?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice keepers! I’d focus on getting well balanced bats… Like Pollock types that give power and speed

  108. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Alex Cobb leaves start with the dreaded “forearm tightness.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, here comes TJ

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Hes one guy i dont own…even though i wanted to. I already got hit with wheeler and Cingrani.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Cingrani wasnt even ownable, no real loss. He’s destined to be the Reds closer when Ardolis leaves them or Cingrani gets traded

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Oof. They’re dropping like flies.

  109. Chris says:
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    12 team standard yahoo H2h 5X5 w/ daily lineups. In this format I beleive the value of hitters goes up and the value of pitchers goes down. I like to draft a very strong offense that is big on homeruns, runs, and rbi’s. I de-value speed only guys as most do but I don’t completely punt the category. My teams usually project to score around 100-110 bags on the season. But I always project to score a surplus of runs, rbi’s, and HR’s. My question is about avg. Because I draft a lot of power bats my teams tend to project to hit around .261-.263 on the season. In a roto league that is awful, and the avg. for your team should be .270-.272 range. Since this is a week to week H2H format, can I get by with a team that will hit .261 on the season? Or do I need to try and get that avg. up above .265? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t worry much about AVG in H2H, you should be fine if projected for .261

  110. Don Majkowski says:
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    Gaped = when a catcher has exhaused his ability to “catch” and is no longer eligile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  111. J-FOH says:
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    For funnzies I have been employing different tweeks in strategy in every RCL, except drafting a shizz ton of SP, because we all know that is ridiculous, good rule of thumb is if you need two hands to count all your starting pitchers then you’re missing out on some great strategy there. After our back and fourth on Parnell Mejia situation, or Parnejia for shorts, the other day i decided to draft Bobby P and Doolittle so i can open the season with my DL filled and give me some early batty call streamer spots open. i might of gone a little heavy on the MR, but whatevs, I know what I’m doing. I have to wonder if this will affect others chance to play SAGNOF even harder knowing there is less available and force them to drop those good streaming SP’s they wasted picks on anyway. Oh and this was in Royce’s Zombino style draft, I call it his because he took it over with most original theme.

    Travis D’Arnaud
    Adrian Gonzalez
    Daniel Murphy
    Josh Donaldson
    Jung Ho Kang
    Roughned odor
    Chris Davis
    Giancarlo
    Jorge Soler
    Mark Trumbo
    Charlie Blackmon’
    Avisail Garcia
    EYJ

    Max Scherzer
    Carlos Carassco
    Robertson
    Storen
    Andrew Miller
    Clippard
    Giles
    Qualls
    Doolittle
    Parnell
    Trevor Bauer

    Obviously Bauer is my week 1 streamer with an option to extend a week if he doesn’t suck. I know I’m light on speed, but considering time constraints in the RCL, I would rather SAGNOF my speed than batty call, it saves a good few minutes every day per league that adds up fast. Like I said in the open, I’m having some funzzies with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think this team is actually going to be much better in pitching than you might think and weaker on hitting than you might think… You’re gonna hit .260 without tweaks and be chasing runs and steals

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Oh yeah, major run and steals issues, also the easiest stats to find on the wire and the easiest to trade for. Im not that worried about pitching, the streamers will flow like the tears of Stroman and Wheeler owners eyes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I wouldn’t be worried about your pitching

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: did I say i was *re-reads* , no I’m not worried at all. Yeah, when carassco landed in my lap at 98 I knew i was going all in on the style. The heavier power was against my norm of balance and consistency, but again, wanted to try out different approaches this year spread all over. Hopefully i can use these different approaches as i hope to incorporate some strategy nuggets in the RCL roundup this year. I’m really looking forward to making some tweeks to the roundup and also getting some VIN-tage numbers in there.

            Speed went a little on the high side with Revere going at 134, Andrus at 107 and Rollins at 132. Heck, Aybar went ahead of Escobar at 177. The guy that got Segura at 174 scored

            Best one of the night though was when Billy Butler at pick 158 got taken ahead of Tomas at 163. Now with the roster i had, Tomas wasnt a good fit and actually thought he had already come off the board. But damn Moobs ahead of love handles? Never thought I would see the day

            • Grey

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              Yeah, that’s odd… People really don’t trust Yasmany at all… I can see it, there’s a lot of unknown with him… Do think he has power to spare though… Where Moobs will be lucky to hit 15 HRs

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Totes to the Cray

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Carry that totes bag!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: My totes ate my homework

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totes ate my strawberry donut

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Totes is so cray

  112. The Lurve Guru says:
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    Mitt-Mania

    “glossary term for the irrational enthusiasm that comes when a player has catcher eligibility but won’t catch”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

      • The Lurve Guru says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: My mistake, I thoght this was the Young Republicans site. Go Romney!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  113. Panti Jose says:
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    Grey, et al, thanks for the help.

    5×5 roto, 12 teams, can keep three of the following:

    mesoraco (7)
    bautista (34)
    kinsler (24)
    odor (6)
    d. santana (7)
    frazier (11)
    iwakuma (11)

    Not a great cast of characters, but it’s the hand I’ve been dealt. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista, Frazier, Iwakuma

  114. IV says:
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    Some suggestions for the term:

    “Catcher Goggles”
    “Longing for Mauer Value”
    “If he drops the mitt, you must draft it” or just “drop the mitt, must draft it!”
    The classic duet by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, “Mittless Love”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mittless Love is solid, but I think we have better

  115. Unicornman says:
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    Doumitten= Doumit + smitten

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  116. Reno911 says:
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    Chard-on? Capital C for Catcher (duh).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  117. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    hey guys – pick 3 if you’d be so kind:

    Giancarlo – $33
    Ortiz – $16
    Leonys Martin – $1
    Kyle Seager – $1
    Alex Wood – $1
    Jordan Zimmermann – $19

    I’m thinking Giancarlo obvi, Wood, and Seager (don’t really want to, but the value is there).

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Seager, Giancarlo

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: fair enough thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: alright for $1 would you take Seager or Wood. I guess this one’s only a keep 2, with Giancarlo being the other…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager

  118. Gus says:
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    In a league where we keep 4 hitters I currently have Stanton, Cano, Harper and Abreu. Am I crazy for wanting to trade Cano for draft picks in order to keep Kris Bryant? I like him a lot and he fits in better with my other young keepers than the older Cano does, but I feel like I have my Bryant goggles on here.

    I don’t have a first round pick and won’t be picking until 14th overall in our upcoming draft and I don’t think Bryant will be available there as I know another GM who loves him as well with two picks in the first round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, not crazy if you can get a decent player with the draft picks

  119. True and Correct says:
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    Own Cobb in 5 out of 5 drafts. Unfuckingbelievable.

      • True and Correct says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Yeah, might be partially torn. Dude is tough. Pitched 3 innings after already experiencing tightness. Just such an ominous sign. Damn these early drafts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s saying he’s fine

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        that’s what they said bout wheeler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sadly, yeah

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            seriously tho after keepers and injuries
            in my main league
            my pitching targets are less than 20 now
            and the draft is still two weeks away ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  120. John Oliver says:
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    Big money local lg this weekend and im agonizing over pick#2. I was thinking Stanton from the start but after researching id like to get a top 1b. 10 tm 5×5 h2h lg mostly concerned about August Sept.

    Who to lean to, think want 1B but main goal is power and upside
    Miggy-returns to 90% of glory 35-40hrs?
    Abreu- similar avg and poss 35- 40hrs maybe less rbi
    Goldy- little less power but upside there and 10-12 SB
    Go back to Stanton with his 40hr+ power

    Goal as usual build power team try to get good shot at winning HR RBI compete runs and avg and evolve from there with speed or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with my rankings

  121. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Doolittle closer to throwing thanks to plyometric work.

    Yes…since you ask, plyometric work is jumping up and down like a Soviet era track athlete (per the google machine).

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: dah, I own Clippard in so many places. kidding i like Clipps in the set-up role too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I think Rocky did that up the side of a Russian mountain in Rocky IV

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: epic montage!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah!

  122. Bryce Krispies says:
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    Do I trade or stand pat?
    I have the following keepers in 16 team mixed league H2H keep 12 pool. 20 games required to maintain position eligibility for the next year for hitters
    Hosmer Santana Rendon Machado Beltre Segura
    Harper Stanton Braun
    Kershaw Chapman
    Gallo
    The guy with Rizzo has a need at third Basemen. IS it worth me offering
    Santana and Gallo for Rizzo and pcks?
    Trading Machado or Rendon straght up ( Rendon is my 2b now and I hope he maintains 2b eligibility for another year)
    I am wondering if seeing what happens with either Santana or Hosmer as my long term solution is a better idea than cutting a deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo

  123. S.H says:
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    I have a trade offer sent to me it is in a head to head keeper standard scoring points league. Closers are hard to come by,two owners hold 10 of the closers.

    H.Bailey and Lawrie for Tillman, S.Castilla and Franklin

    What side is better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

      • S>H says:
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        @Grey:

        Would Carrasco in place of Tillman sway your vote.?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It would be better, yeah

  124. jacque jones says:
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    Rudy needs to develop some sort of “elb-o-meter” for SP, that breaks down surgery probability based on ip/pc/k’s /angle of arm slot.

    Keeper ? Yelich or Ozuna @$5… already have [email protected]$15, [email protected]$12, [email protected]$5. Despite your projections think Yelich is a ever 20/20 guy? I’m thinking he can be a 25/15 this year. Thanks fellas for all you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yelich, 25 HRs feels high

      • jacque jones says:
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        @Grey: sorry Grey I had those slashes for Yelich reversed in my first post. I didn’t want you to think I was a total idiot just a slight one.
        15hr/25sb is what I’m REALLY reaching for with yelich.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Is there any chance that Mauer starts 5 games at catcher? Or is he done with it for good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s done with that

  126. TJ says:
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    Hey Grey trying to make a trade in one of my leagues here. The league is 6×6 H2H dynasty.

    Here’s my current team.

    I’m looking at getting Perkins and possibly P. Alvarez.

    He’s stressed interest in Cashner, Pineda and Fiers. Trying to make up a good trade. What you think?

    C – Zunino
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Wong
    3B – Arenado
    SS – HanRam
    IF – C. Davis
    OF – Adam Jones
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Myers
    Util – Blackmon
    Util – Moobs
    BN – Hosmer
    BN – Avisail
    BN – Cain

    SP – Zimmerman
    SP – G. Cole
    SP – A. Wood
    SP – Cashner
    RP – Storen
    RP – Allen
    P – Pineda
    P – Fiers
    P – C-Mart
    BN – Shoemaker
    BN – Cingrani
    BN – J. Nelson
    BN – Hellickson
    BN – Lackey

    SP – Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perkins for Cashner straight up, forget Pedro

  127. Mr Baseball says:
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    My Corey Kluber for Wheeler and Cobb trade isn’t looking that good now – ha made it a few weeks ago – keeper league – at least we have 2 DL spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mr Baseball: you need more than 2.

  128. jacque jones says:
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    Forgot to mention 14tm roto league

  129. tank1 says:
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    Grey,
    I am an in a 10 team, 6×6 keeper league with holds and OPS as the extra categories. We are allowed to keep 5 players for up to three years with one player eligible to be franchised indefinitely. Each keeper is assigned a draft round based on their original draft status. Right now I am considering the following keeper options (draft round in parenthesis):

    Must be franchised to be kept:
    Paul Goldschmidt (19)

    Last Year of Eligibility:
    Adam Jones (4)

    2 Years Left of Eligibility (2015, 2016):
    Gerrit Cole (24)
    Michael Wacha (24)

    Full Eligibility (2015, 2016, 2017):
    Mookie Betts (25)
    JD Martinez (25)
    Chris Carter (17)
    Gregory Polanco (25)
    Avisail Garcia (25)
    Joc Pederson (25)
    Alex Wood (25)
    Carlos Carrasco (25)
    Garret Richards (25)
    Ken Giles (25)
    Drew Storen (25)
    Kennys Vargas (25)

    Goldschmidt and Jones (I think) are automatics. I am struggling with the last three options. I like Betts, Pederson and Polanco all for their upside. But I also risk getting nothing from them, at least for this year. Cole, Wood and Carrasco are also great values but I am hesitant keeping a bunch of pitchers given the depth in this category.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Betts

      • tank1 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. I can keep one more player from the list above. Would you keep another pitcher or keep one of Polanco or Pederson? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pederson

  130. Ryan741 says:
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    Just a quick trade question for a H2H points league. I have been been offered Sale and Kluber for Kershaw and Tulo. Kershaw is far and away the most valuable guy in our league, including over Trout. I don’t want to deal him, but I lost Darvish so I kept Tulo over him. I still have Strasburg, so I could get 2 more top 10 guys. I also had keeper values for Kershaw and Tulo as 1st and 2nd, while I would be getting Sale as a 8th round keeper and Kluber for 12th. However, those values don’t go in effect until next year since I kept Kershaw/Tulo as my 1st and 2nd for this year. Do I take the deal I was offered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  131. Copperhead Road says:
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    How about Scatchy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  132. Bocephus says:
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    Looking to trade Kershaw (Rd 2 keeper this year) in a 10 team H2H. If I can get any of these trades, which is best?

    Rd 19 Rendon (MCL issues though, and not sure if they’d go for it anyway)
    Rd 17 Desmond
    Rd 17 Kluber
    Rd 20 Donaldson
    Rd 7 A Jones
    Rd 13 Encarnacion (already keeping Goldschmidt)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Desmond, Donaldson

  133. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Laser Show. The kid cracks me up. Him talking about having his wrist healed.

    “The ball’s going to go farther,” Pedroia said. “The balls are going 400 feet now (in batting practice). And then, when you add 5 mph (against pitchers), I’m not a chemist or anything, it’s probably going to go 500.”

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      D’yall see Everth Cabrera played CF yesterday? Interesting. I think he’s going to be a daily league only guy. Lots of spot starts. Will be unownable in weekly formats barring injury to Hardy or Schoop.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        So NOW you’re willing to hop in the Ever-Cab with me. Well, you were late to the party, I think you should pay most of the fare. :)

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Sky:

          I still don’t like him. Wouldn’t touch him. Just reporting the news.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Cool *pays Ever-Cab fare, drives off cackling…alone*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’ll likely see as many at bats as a fill in late as a starter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  134. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G, am I the only one who likes Duffy as a last round starter? Also, would you rather have ARod or Castellanos holding it down until Bryant is up?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: do you ever add or drop players?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: yes, quite often in-season. A bunch of moves right after we drafted? Not so much.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: Im only pointing that out because he isnt someone to hold onto to see if this works out. I see you drafted him in the FCL, in what is essentially a streamer spot. His first game is probably on the road against the Angels, yikes, and I wouldnt even stream him for that one. So are you going to sit on him and not throw him in the first week? Doesn’t really make sense to me. He’s a streamer that could have a decent year but unless that K rate makes big leap and that walk rate is cut in half I’m not seeing it. okay my being a dick moment is over, carry on

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: Oh you can be much more dickish than that! Nah I appreciate your input a d hear what youre saying. This streamonator? Never heard of it. Wise guy. First of all, i did not realize it was a games started limit in the FCL, i thought it was innings limit like the other RCLs so thanks for pointing that out. Second, im losing out on batty calls, my streamers can turn into bats. I do wish I had a couple more relievers but you vultures ate down to the bone in the draft. Its not like im gonna hold onto the same mediocre arms all year, ill be plenty active on the wire during the season. On the flipside, I think Wake has lost his mind in the free agent pool.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @nick the dick: All RCLs have a GS rather than an IP limit, so the FCL is no different.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re all Games Started Limits, should be at least

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: well ill be a monkeys uncle. I did go stud starter/reliever heavy in one of my 3 leagues so far so im glad i did that

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @nick the dick: There’s more than one way to skin a cat, as the saying goes, but the weight of evidence suggests that maximising IPs and ABs is the most likely path to success in the RCL format – which is what JFOH is saying above (below?).

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @SteveNZ: above, below, all around…yeah true that seems logical. Another way would seem to be drafting top tier starting pitching to maximize quality out of your starts would work well too but seeing as my starters arent all that phenomonal, grabbing relievers is smart. Thanks for the input, ill get there!

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @nick the dick: this was the tip I was trying to give you right after the draft…albeit more subtly…

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      @nick the dick: Your team looks solid. The grizzled vets are just trying to throw some sage advice your way about how to navigate through the RCL waters. There’s more than one way to reach the promised land my friend. I will add that you probably don’t need to carry 9 SPs unless you intend to max out your starts early and go RP-only later on.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: watch out for magoo and his advice. Man is a snake disguised as a llama.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @SteveNZ: you could have the perfect draft and make proper timely adds and win but when you have kid and panda streaming MRs on every day they can and you get into June and they have 100 innings more than you and 10 less game starts and 70 more Ks you wonder wtf happened….see cram

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @J-FOH: Oh yeah. You can paddle your own canoe but you gotta keep an eye on what others are up to and adjust if necessary.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The leagues you are the commish of are the right settings, right?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: yes i was mistaking it for my hometown roto league

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, cool

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: nah there is a coded message in there. classic wake!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: unless there is an obvious upgrade missed in the draft, an injury to my guy, or I was autodrafted, I dont see much point in shuffling guys before any games have even been played

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I agree Nick

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: considering you have 9 starters in there I can see about 10 guys I would rather have. Not to mention…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: I like having alot of starters, whats ur beef with that? Some will turn to streamers, sure, and stream I shall. I get you like to go reliever crazy, thats fine. Please, mention what youd like to mention…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: oh no thats for you to figure out.

              We have this neat tool here called stream o nator and we only have 180 game starts which breaks down to roughly 7 starts per week give or take. With an unlimited number of games played on offense you are losing off day batty calls and the ability to be more fluid with your team by holding on to so many arms with replaceable numbers. Hey man, I’m just trying to help you play an RCL, which is very different from other formats. The other players are going to exploit the livin crap out of the format…you have been advised

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go over Duffy in my rankings… He’s aight… I’d just go with a hot bat while waiting for Bryant

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ya i just figure a young guy who put up a 2.5 era in 140 innings with about a K per inning is worth a last round flier. Seems nobody is diggin him

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: a 6.81 K/9 and a 3.19 BB/9 is not really about a k per inning…cust kayin’

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: true. Didnt look at his rates, just overall k’s and innings

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: see paragraph I wrote above

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a streamer in RCL leagues until he locks in and is going well, but I think he has the chance to do that… He’s a solid 15 team flyer

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: deep league duffy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Duffy’s solid, it’s just hard to hold a guy like that all season

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: this convo with Nick was meant to be RCL specific. I wish in my first year in the RCL I had someone who would of given me a heads up.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know, I took it as RCL specific

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @J-FOH: I do aprreciate some friendly advice. I just think you are misconstruing me asking about one guy for thinking Im just gonna stand pat and do nothing all year

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: well when you say things like am I the only who likes duffy as a last round starter and then you draft him in our league it makes me go into sky mode…omg I just skyed you. I’m sorry.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: you should be ashamed of yourself, i thought we were tighter than a sheeps dick. You sure convinced me to grab a reliever over duffy though

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: Thanks for all the advice fellas. Excuse my rcl ignorance. I suppose I should feel pretty good about my rcl team where I drafted Chapman, Street, Papelbon, Mejia, Nathan, Roark and Watson with Scherzer, Harvey, Richards at the top…btw whats with the some comments dont have the reply button on them?

  135. jacque jones says:
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    Sorry Grey had yelichs slashes reversed in my earlier post. I meant 15hr/25sb.(against your better/ prob more accurate slashes) I’m a slight idiot but I’m reeeally reaching for the 15hr/25sb. .

  136. GhostTownSteve says:
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    How Scooter Gennett is preparing to play every day and deal with lefty-lefty match ups:

    “One of my buddies throws yogurt-covered raisins to me left-handed and I hit them with a little stick.”

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: yogurt? little stick? is this a pre cursor to a dice clay joke?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        That is an actual quote. Baseball is funny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “The little stick is a pretzel.”

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: The greatest batsman the sport of cricket has ever known used to practice by hitting a golf ball with a narrow, round stick so maybe there is method in his madness.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @SteveNZ: Willie Mays wasn’t too bad either…he played stickball

  137. A-Ram Baller says:
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    Remember when you over ranked Josh Rutledge and I drafted him on every team and he was in the minors by May? That’s how I feel about all of your rankings this season. I saw your mock draft in Lindy’s and it was so bad. I think you may have lost your way a little with this one. You want your rankings to be sooo different that Yahoo/ESPN, that you may be hanging all your readers out to dry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I drafted that team for Lindy’s in December

  138. Jay says:
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    I just traded for rendon in my keeper. Where do I make a sacrifice to the FBO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, neighborhood bingo hall…He hangs there on days off

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: awesome. I gotta pick up my slightly racist comment dropping grandpa there anyways.

        Any one know how to benedryl it takes to drug a goat? These creatures do not like car rides.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA… Two benedryls

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: off the goat drugging topic but I always found it humorous when people got C-sickness.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  139. Dr. J says:
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    UnInged

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… I love a Inge callback, but I think we have better

  140. Giancarlito's Way says:
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    “Dishable”?

    Long Live the RAZZ!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be something with dish but I think we have better than dishable

  141. Giancarlito's Way says:
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    “Dishabled”
    “Dishability”

    I like C-Sick too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling these, sorry

  142. PastBall says:
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    If Micah Johnson wins the second base job what do you project for #’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 HRs, 30 SBs

  143. Chris L says:
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    Who do you think will be the closer in Houston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gregerson

  144. Nightpandas says:
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    Snatcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  145. FrankGrimes says:
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    Heads up?
    Just heard Rudy is going to be on
    Sirius/XM Fantasy Radio in a few minutes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy’s a regular celebrity!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Get on there too and call them out for never agreeing with you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously

  146. Happy Vegans says:
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    How about “I can’t catch!”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  147. Long Bawls says:
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    Maybe not as good as what’s already there for glossary term, but how about Catchsquatch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, someone offered something similar above…I think we have better already though

  148. Jay says:
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    Whatever the winner is can the the definition include, “symptoms include dropping “catch” phrases…like Mauer power “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  149. Long Bawls says:
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    How about fren-C (Or irrational exuberan-C)? Though, yeah, supercatcherfragileextraABsstillatrocious is awfully hard to beat…and say…

  150. Reed says:
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    I’ve got a keeper logjam. 12 team, 8×8!!! (AVG, HR, R, RBI, SB, OPS, TB, K x ERA, K, WHIP, W, S, QS, L, BS) H2H with 4 keepers.

    I’ve got Goldschmidt and Adam Jones as stone cold locks for two spots. Competing for the last two spots are: Hanley Ramirez, Pujols, Corey Dickerson, and Corey Kluber.

    I had past success streaming SPs in this league, but a 10 GS limit was instituted last season, so I’m considering keeping Kluber for that reason. Hanley is probably the best of the contenders if he’s healthy, but he’s never healthy, an issue exacerbated by the H2H format. Pujols isn’t getting any younger, and I already have a 1B in Goldschmidt, so he’d take up one of my two UTIL spots. Dickerson is the guy on the rise, but OF are a dime a dozen.

    Right now I’m leaning Goldy, Jones, Kluber, Dickerson. Tell me if I’m nuts.

  151. Long Bawls says:
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    Or C-ristmas Morning, which I understand from my friends who celebrate it involves months of anticipation followed by the unwrapping of socks. Though I guess that’s already known as Hannukah.

  152. Mustard says:
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    what keeper team would u rather have going into the draft ?

    A – Mccutchen / Desmond / Altuve / Ryu/ Castellanos
    B – Cano/ J-Up / altuve/ ryu/ betances

    Thanks in advance

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Mustard: This random guy on the internet sez A.

  153. Jon says:
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    Hey Grey, I drafted tonight in an NL-only league that uses 5×5 plus walks and holds. It also swaps out wins for QS. I’ll admit I didn’t prepare enough for the unique scoring, but I tried to grab some guys I thought had good walk rates. I also just completely ignored holds, figuring I can find those in-season. Any thoughts/suggestions? Anyone you don’t like with this scoring?

    C d’Arnaud
    1B Rizzo
    2B Gyorko
    3B Zimmerman
    SS Owings
    OF Stanton
    OF Heyward
    OF Pederson
    Bench: LeMahieu, Mercer, Aramis Ramirez

    SP Greinke
    SP Lester
    SP Wood
    SP Wacha
    SP Peavy
    SP Kennedy

    RP Chapman
    RP Cishek

  154. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Epic day of Razzball Albright. I recommend you include all the catcher glossary definitions. Pick your favorite and include the rest as “see also.” You have a surprisingly robust group of comedy writers on you hands here among this merry band of idiots.

  155. Blackjack says:
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    Might have already been brought up (only made it halfway through the 500+ posts) but here’s my contribution:

    “Ex-C-itement”

    “Tommy is so ex-C-ited about Gattis not being behind the plate this year.”

  156. Musky Smell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    It’s that time of year again…Draft time!!
    Good to be back on your site after the offseason…

    Anyhow, this is my drafted team… (12 team, mixed league, ROTO)

    C – Brian McCann
    1B – Jose Abreu
    2B – Mookie Betts
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Javier Baez
    OF – Justin Upton
    OF – Bryce Harper
    OF – Billy Hamilton
    U – Jorge Soler
    Bench: Gyorko, Avisail, Kris Bryant

    SP – Mas Tanaka
    SP – Mat Latos
    SP – Hisashi Kuma
    SP – Hyun Jin Ryu
    SP – Brandon McCarthy
    SP – James Paxton
    RP – Jon Palpepon
    RP – Jenryss Meijia
    Bench: Brett Anderson, Kevin Gausman, Shane Greene, Sean Doolittle

    What do you think?
    (I know, my average will be so bad)
    Thanks for your feedback Grey…

  157. Clint says:
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    Man, a few more injuries to Grey’s favorite sleepers and we’ll either need a whole slew of new sleeper posts or someone to check Grey into Arkham Asylum as his teams go down before opening day. Here’s hoping your doc’s as hot as Morena Baccarin, Grey, get well soon & don’t pick up the soap when Dr. Crane’s around or you’ll regret it. I’m just glad I haven’t drafted yet, sheesh.

  158. JJ says:
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    Don’t know if anybody mentioned it yet but how about
    C-sarean (sectioned)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, but we already went with Catch-162

  159. phenomenot says:
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    I know its resolved, so sorry to waste your time, but inspired by my leftovers…position cacciatori

    Also, please no more posts about Saunders. I have my draft coming up, and apart from your spidey sense, he seems to be flying completely under the radar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I do like that for something

  160. DBo says:
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    In a dynasty league, I have zero chance of competing this year. I’ve been offered (from a contender) Marcus Stroman for Jacob deGrom. Stroman’s ceiling seems sky high but deGrom also seems legit. For long term, who would you go with? Thanks! Appreciate the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Come to my newest post

  161. trogdor says:
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    An ex-Catcher who still has catcher eligibility, engendering irrational optimism should be called A SASQUATCH, because they are mythological beings that do not exist, either! (although everybody wants to see one…) How’s that? Plus, if I ever saw one, i’m pretty sure it would resemble E Gattis, anyway.

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