As many of you know, I’m in the NL-Only Tout Wars league, so every year I take part in an industry NL-Only league with the CBS peeps to try to find my footing before I go off to New York to take on the heavyweights, and Andy Behrens, who appears to have a healthy BMI.  Some might mock, some might mock draft, but this is my draft prep, and am happy to take part in this league.  Until about 25 minutes into the draft, and players go for way too much, and I start getting hungry and I just want the whole thing to be over and ermahgerd!  But, for those first twenty-five minutes of the five-hour draft, I’m laser focused.  For this league, I once again use Rudy’s NL-Only rankings, and his War Room (it’s free with a subscription).  I won’t try to get you to buy it anymore.  You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make the horse put a cape down so I can walk over the water without getting wet.  (If you want a shallower league, play against me and hundreds others for prizes –> Razzball Commenter Leagues.)  Anyway, here’s my 12-team NL-Only team and some thoughts:

C: Jorge Alfaro $9
C: Brian McCann $4
1B: Jose Martinez $10
2B: Joe Panik $1
3B: Mike Moustakas $22
SS: Trevor Story $35
MI: Keston Hiura $1
CI: Eduardo Escobar $11
OF: David Dahl $24
OF: David Peralta $20
OF: Marcell Ozuna $26
OF: Victor Robles $22
OF: Harrison Bader $12
U: Peter O’Brien $1
Bench:  Roman Quinn, Phillip Ervin, Pat Valaika, David Bote

P: Josh Hader $12
P: Raisel Iglesias $15
P:  Jose Quintana $10
P: Jose Urena $4
P: Brandon Woodruff $4
P: Ross Stripling $8
P: Joey Lucchesi $7
P: Dan Straily $1
P: Derek Holland $1
Bench: Max Fried, Wei-Yin Chen, Andrew Suarez

I WISH I WEREN’T ALREADY BOLDED AND CAPPED BECAUSE I’D LIKE TO EMPHASIS SOMETHING.

You can try underlining.

FAIR ENOUGH.  YOUR PITCHING SUCKS, YO!  DID YOU POOP YOUR PANTS MID-DRAFT, RUN TO THE BOUDOIR TO CHANGE SAID PANTS AND MISS THE PART WHERE PEOPLE DRAFTED PITCHING?

I did not.

SINCE I KNOW IT’S COMING — THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID — JUST TELL ME WHAT YOUR TOTALS WERE SO WE CAN GET THE BIG-PICTURE RATIONALIZATIONS OUT OF THE WAY.

Fine:

Before basking in the glory that is my offense, we will take a small detour through Shizzville, population:  my pitching staff.  Not a whole lot of 20 game winners on this staff, unless Dan Straily tattoos “20 game winner” on his penis.  “Yo, Joey Lucchesi of the Tomato Pie Crime Family, you gonna break eight wins on the Padres?”  “Dahhhhhh, bagadonuts.”  “Thanks for your reply, Joey!”  How about all of the 200-strikeout pitchers on the team raise your hand?  Don’t see any hands?  You’re not alone!  Unless the Crime Boss can throw 190 IP.  Unlikely with a front-end splash of nope.  To get micro on the macro, I don’t even want to own Jose Quintana, and, well, what do you know.  Poppa Greystein is rocking Quintana.  It’s what happens when you get stuck price enforcing.  Rudy’s rankings have him down for $13, and, tee bee aitch, that does seem reasonable, so I went to $10.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately if he pitches decently), no one in this league saves any money for players after the first 50 are off the board, which brings me to…

WHY DON’T YOU HAVE A MIDDLE INFIELDER?  KESTON’S GOT ABOUT AS MUCH CHANCE PLAYING IN THE MAJORS THIS YEAR AS I DO, AND I’M A RANDOM VOICE IN YOUR HEAD.

Okay, maybe, maybe not.  For $1, it’s not bad, but it was not my ideal scenario to have no middle infielder, no 2B and no utility guy.  It’s not how I roll in Only leagues.  I like to aim for a bunch of five-dollar players at the back-end of my drafts.  So, what happened?  Let’s lay it out for you nice and simple like a Jeff Dunham show.  Eduardo Escobar was $17 on my sheet, and he was dawdling around $9, so I bumped the bid to $11, figuring someone else would bid more, and the clock went tick-tick-ticking away and I got stuck with Escobar.  So, now I have five players needed and $1 max bid on each.  Not a great place, but, as previously mentioned, a lot of people in this auction had only max one-dollar bids.  So, I figure I’ll throw out a few that I know will go for more than $1 to thin the money, because at least half the league could bid $2.  First player I throw up (literally), Peter O’Brien, and, apparently, no one else wanted him for $2, so I own the world’s oldest player yet to complete a full season in the majors.  So, now I need an MI and 2B.  I want Jef McNeil and Kolten Wong, but I’m not sure they’ll go for only a dollar, so I bide my time, waiting for more people to spend their money.  I toss out Trevor Williams, because I figure someone will spend more money on him, and they do.  Then someone tosses out Touki Tousaint and he goes for a $1, and now I’m flummoxed!  I could’ve bid a $1 on Touki and owned him?!  I sigh.  It’s too late to worry about that.  McNeil and Wong are still possibilities.  Then, someone tosses out McNeil and gets him for a $1!  I could’ve had him for a $1!  At this point, I throw my computer out the window.  After retrieving my computer, I decide now is the time to nominate Kolten Wong for a $1.  If no one bid up McNeil to $2, no one is bidding on Wong.  Guess what, guys and five girl readers?  Our very own Donkey Teeth bids Wong up to $2!  The rest of the draft is a blur from that point.  I was even on autodraft at one point in the free rounds.  In related news, Donkey Teeth is no longer writing for us.  I keed.  Kinda.

SO, THAT WAS A LONG, SHAGGY DOG STORY.  PERHAPS I SHOULD KEEP MY QUESTIONS MORE CLOSE-ENDED. DID YOU INTEND TO GET A BETTER OUTFIELD IN AN NL-ONLY LEAGUE THAN YOU NEED IN A 12-TEAM MIXED LEAGUE?  PLEASE:  STICK TO YES OR NO ANSWERS.

Well, Peralta is another player I didn’t target, but his dollar value is $23 and I went to $20–

YES OR NO.  PLEASE.

I like the team.

IF I’M GONNA BE HONEST, I KINDA LIKE THAT TREVOR STORY BUY.

You don’t even know, Mr. Bolden Al Capps!  Top players did not go for cheap.  Shoot (not you, Dick Cheney), Nolan Arenado went for $49!  Paul Goldschmidt went for $41!  Freddie Freeman went for $40!  Rizzo went for $35!  You’re telling me Rizzo is a better player than Eduardo Escobar by $24?  You can’t tell me that, because you have sworn an oath of honesty.  Freeman is a better player than Story by $5?  If you wanna say yes, you’re wrong.  My only major regret is my purchase of Jose Urena.  Not because I don’t like him for that price, but I think it might upset Acuña.  I miss you, baby boy!

 
  1. Branta says:
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    Great team and write up (as always), Grey! I notice you have > 0 bench bats. Is it a draft and hold or is that just something you prefer to do in AL/NL-only format to hedge a bit?

    Also, just finished drafting my team in my keeper league (12-team h2h 6×6 OBP/SLG instead of AVG, QS instead of W, and HR allowed)

    Check it out:

    C: Gary Sanchez (1)
    1B: Jesus Aguilar (3)
    2B: Jonathan Villar (5)
    3B: Kris Bryant (K8)
    SS: Jose Peraza (7)
    OF: Mookie Betts (K6)
    OF: Andrew Benintendi (K8)
    OF: Ronald Acuna (K9)
    UT: Rhys Hoskins (K4)
    UT: Domingo Santana (16)

    SP: Blake Snell (K11)
    SP: Noah Syndergaard (K9)
    SP: Tyler Glasnow (12)
    SP: Andrew Heaney (13)
    SP: Rick Porcello (14)
    RP: Edwin Diaz (2)
    RP: Ken Giles (15)
    RP: Wade Davis (17)

    BN: Fernando Tatis Jr. (10), Kenta Maeda (18), Touki Toussaint (19), Ryan O’Hearn (20), Justus Sheffield (21), Asdrubal Cabrera (22)

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Branta: I do same thing with bench bats. Unless I’m holding a guy coming up in a few weeks like Jimenez, it’s better to take a flyer on a potential 8th inning guy getting a closer job, or a guy getting a rotation spot.

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        @The Great Knoche: Yeah, I’m a proponent of drafting coverage (I’ve only ever played one weekly lineup league, the rest I play allow daily changes) but I remember Grey saying drafting bench bats wasn’t worthwhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: I draft bench bats in deep leagues… Anything deeper than 14 team, usually… Nice team! Crazy stacked outfield, and pitching… I don’t know how you even got this team, tbh, it’s good tho

      • branta says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! The outfield is all keepers so that’s why it’s so stacked. I grabbed Rhys early when he first came up and he paid off big time. Acuna I grabbed at the end of the year before he came up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice!

  2. bas says:
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    Sir Grey!

    ‘Stormy’ weather here in Holland while we are preparing for the mess better known as Brexit.

    I hope you can give me some advice for me last keeper in my 5×5 12 teamer.

    I already have 7 guys: Scherzer, Story, Judge, Rizzo, Tilldaddy, OZUNA and Andujar.

    Best options are (looking at the Razzball Top 100 for 2019): Peraza, Bauer, and Dahl.

    I don’t have a 9th round pick anymore, but have 3 picks in the 10th round.

    many thanks for the advice!!

    Best,

    Bas from Holland

    • Louis V says:
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      @bas: I’d go Bauer

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @bas: Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bas: Here we have Stormy Daniels… Bauer

      • Bas Hoedemakers says:
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        @Grey:
        I know ;-)

        And Thanks Sir Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great draft recap report! By great I mean, really interesting, piqued my interest.

    a. Now I can say great team!!! Get it? ‘Cause the 0 line above is to talk about your report. Thereafter, I can talk about your team!! I love the team in that context. Too bad you didn’t get Touki and McNeil, but you got a lot of other great deals. If your team stays healthy, you’re gonna win hands down. Hopefully everyone on your team took their off-season yoga classes. We can send out a survey via twitter and see how many of your players respond if you like and by we I mean me.

    b. The pitching is pretty bad but it could turn out great, a lot of potential. I love Hader for 12$ and now you have the entire law firm of Bader, Hader and Panik.

    c. Random thought…Jimmy Smits’ career kind of tanked after LA Law. I heard he wanted to change his last name to Smith to finally avoid all the hassles at hotels with the receptionist asking “Will that be cash or credit card, Mr Smith?” but the Smith surname organization refused him access to Smith as a surname so he remains Smits.

    d. Subdued Norm MacDonald quote of the day for March 4

    1. Scientists now say that trout can communicate with each other with subtle physical gestures. Just when you thought trout couldn’t get any more fascinating.

    2. Archaeologists evacuating a trash pit at a Jamestown colony site in Virginia have found direct evidence of human cannibalism. It’s believed to be the first historical occurrence of someone eating a bag of dicks.

    3. Bill Clinton says he wouldn’t be surprised if some day we are visited by aliens from outer space. Leading Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said shouldn’t you be getting a blow job somewhere?

    4. Las Vegas is now home to a 550 foot tall Ferris wheel. Also drawing 1000s to Las Vegas? Whores!

    5. Health officials in Texas raided the home of 60-year old sisters and found over 100 cats. The cats are named Bootsie, Lola, Tippy, Cornelia, Fluffy, Minerva, Ringo, Jasper, Charles, Spanky snoots, Doodle, Wally Happy Pants, Zeke, Veronica, Dolly, Clyde, Ajax, Rusty, Puff ball, Mr Moody, Leonardo, Zeke reborn, Wanda, Everrude, Nimrod, Sylvester and Frank Stallone (the Stallone twins, one is smarter, one is stronger), Ski ball, Tootsie…there’s more, you get the drift.

    6. The street drug, Special K, has been found to be an excellent treatment for depression. This according to the New England Journal of Gary Busey!

    7. A Michigan man has received a 15-year prison sentence for having sex with his pet pit bull. What’s that last Lassie? Woof, woof. Grandpa got stuck in a whale? Woof woof, oh you got raped.

    8. A knew study found that men with beards are more attractive. More great work from the University of Bob Seager.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! B. Ha, yeah, it’s not terrific, but could be ok C. Haha, WUT… Jimmy Smits is so random… D. 4. HA

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        You have the best relief pitcher in the MLB and that’s twice as valuable in an NL-only league, am referring to Hader, and you got him for 12$. Then you go and get Woodruff who will be awesome in all of his roles – start or relief – but he could be lightning in a bottle. Great, great pick up of Woodruff for $4. I love Woodruff.

        Other guys, yeah as you say. At least you didn’t draft dead weight guys like Jon Lester (how much did he go for? I’m betting more than 16$), Bumgarner, Gio Gonzalez, Keuchel. There are others but you get my drift guys who won’t return value for their auction price.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Thanks! I agree, was surprised Hader went for $12, when Doolittle when for $17 (just an example)… Bumgarner went for $17, and Keuchel I think like $5, not sure on rest

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            Yeah, great deal is what I meant on Hader. Yeah, Keuchel! Duh, I forgot he’ll prolly sign on with the ‘Stros, but who knows really where he’ll land. It’s tricky but I’d rather have 5 x 1$ than spend 5$ on Kuechel and then see him sign in the AL.

            Who would you rather have this year in a points league?

            1. Ryu
            2. Ed Rodriguez

            I’m EdRod.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              EdRod

  4. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 112 team keeper league where we can keep 10 players would you trade Altuve and Gleyber Torres for Trea Turner? I have more than 10 potential keepers.
    Categories are R, SB, OBP, total bases, rib

    Thanks

  5. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 12 team keeper where you can keepn10 players would you trade Altuve and Torres for Trea Turner?

    I have more than 10 potential keepers.

    R, SB, total bases, rbi, OBP

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Cabby: Depending on who your other 9 keepers are, sure.

      • Cabby says:
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        @Donkey Teeth:

        My other keepers are

        Harper, Arenado, Acuna, Marte, Mazaro, Jose Abreu, Snell, Buehler, Kluber/Corbin. May trade Kluber

      • Cabby says:
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        @Donkey Teeth:

        Current keepers,

        Harper, Acuna, Arenado, Marte, MAzaro, Jose Abreu, SNell, Beuhler, Kluber/Corbin.
        May try to trade Kluber yet

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        @Donkey Teeth:

        Current keepers,

        Harper, Acuna, Arenado, Marte, MAzaro, Jose Abreu, SNell, Beuhler, Kluber/Corbin.
        May try to trade Kluber yet

      • Cabbu says:
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        @Donkey Teeth:

        Harper, Arenado, Acuna, Marte, Mazaro, Jose Abreu, Snell, Beuhler, Kluber/Corbin. May trade Kluber yet

      • Cabbu says:
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        @Donkey Teeth:

        Harper, Arenado, Acuna, Marte, Mazaro, Jose Abreu, Snell, Beuhler, Kluber/Corbin. May trade Kluber yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cabby: Agree with DT

  6. Dave Funnell says:
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    Great team. I’ve learned over the years that playing time is just as important as quality of play in an “only” league. Getting starters or even at bats and innings is key. I think you did a great job.

    Question: I lost Sal Perez hours after keepers were set. So he was $11, and now that’s gone from the draft. $300 budget so it’s not the end of the world. That said, I need a catcher. I was thinking of drafting 2 $1 catchers, but both from the same team, so that if one sits, I can start the other. That way I’ll get to my 162 game cap.

    Which teams do you think have the best 1-2 punch there in terms of quality and price. I get that you don’t know who is taken, but all catchers you would say are above $1 are gone. Just think of teams please and go with that. This is a points league.

    Thanks.

  7. Count de Monetball says:
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    That David Bote pick is sneaky good , with the potential to pay off nicely (for an assumed $1 price tag);

    • bigbear says:
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      @Count de Monetball: Agreed on Bote. I like him cheap here. And that’s a great price for Dahl and Bader too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Count de Monetball: Yeah, hopefully, was surprised he made it to the last round of the free rounds… No $1, free

  8. CardFan says:
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    Nl Only Auction League, 5 by 5, 11 Team league I can keep 12 players. I have for sure keepers as:
    J Turner $11, P DeJong $12, R Acuna $18, B Nimmo $6, A Nola $27, Mikolas $8,Musgrove $6, Vazquez $10, W Contreras $10. Pick 3 from M Ozuna $21,Alex Reyes $6, J Hicks $8, J martinez $4, N Markakis $11. Who would you pick as your last 3 keepers. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CardFan: Ozuna, Reyes, coin flip… Jo-Mart

  9. Cram It says:
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    That’s the dance in auction ain’t it? You don’t want leave money on the board when the draft is over, but you kinda want a couple of extra bucks just in case you really need someone. And there’s always that guy who has way more money than everyone else. He screwed up his draft, and now he’s going to screw you by paying $5 for $1 guys.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Cram It:
      hate those guys who just have to point out you may be getting a steal.
      “Whoa Robles for ONLY $22”

    • Grey

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      @Cram It: Yeah, exactly… No one is a bargain really, when it comes down to it

  10. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Grey,

    First of all, definitely bask away in that fine warmth of massive sinewy longball launching forearms! I mean, damn! I count a minimum of nine 15-HR hitters, with a few of those studs hitting over 30. I think you take 2-3 hitting categories running away. Is trading allowed in this league? You could salvage your pitching then.

    Segue, that pitching is barf city, son! You nearly placed higher bids on all five outfielders than any of your pitchers! You Reggie Roby’d your starting pitching! You outkicked your coverage! I like the Hader buy though, he will pay dividends in multiple categories. So I need a little more background: were your target starters going for too rich a price? Did you zig when the others were zagging and pick up the value bats over the pricey arms? I expected to see a Wheeler, Castillo or a Pivetta type anchoring the standard Grey type rotation. Quintana??? Oh man, Quintana is the worst! But a bounceback candidate I guess. Very interesting assortment of arms there.

    I’ll say one thing, you never cease to amaze your readers! And I think you could win this year based on those bats. It’s a very Razzballian type of squad btw, bats bats bats until……crap I’m out of position player slots, time to draft pitching. And you didn’t really overpay for anyone, maybe Moose, he could platoon. Lots of value all over that offense. That will be a fun league to follow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bitter Beerface: Yeah, I could trade half my hitting for pitching and be all right, maybe… Starters went for way higher than I had budgeted… Sean Doolittle went for $17! I should be fine overall, hope for middle of the pack on pitching, and top for hitting

      • Bitter Beerface says:
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        @Grey:

        Always PayLittle for DooLittle!

        The only guy you will regret not bidding the farm on is Acuña. The Champ Stamp! With the state of that rotation, Acuña is going to get 15 wins and 200 K’s to go along with his 40-40 season! Would’ve solved all your problems.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t I know it, Acuna is the only player you need!

  11. rapscallion13 says:
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    Looks like there are still some spots open in Razzball NFBC league that is supposed to start today. I think this is the one with Matt Truss and other great razzball writers. I found the info on the Thor schmohoawk article. Maybe somebody could post here if needed. Sign up and let’s get started.

    • rapscallion13 says:
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      @rapscallion13: This is not an RCL. It’s an NFBC slow draft. 50 rounds no trades. No waivers.

      • Cram It says:
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        @rapscallion13: We’re full already, good to go.

        • rapscallion13 says:
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          @Cram It: I just looked and it says 12 of 15. What am I missing here?

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @rapscallion13: That’s just the regular one NFBC is running today starting at same time.

            • Florida Cracker says:
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              @The Great Knoche: I signed up last Friday and did get a “Welcome to Sportshub games network” email. I haven’t heard anything since. Am I good to go?

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Florida Cracker: I would think so as long as you registered and paid. Go to the NFBC website and click on My Teams.

                • Florida Cracker says:
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                  @The Great IKnoche: I have not paid. I registered and that was it. I have not gotten a link to pay or to even to get to the NFBC leagues. I’m missing something just not sure what.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Florida Cracker: If it’s a Razz league, you should have gotten an email from Rudy with instructions.

                    • Florida Cracker says:
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                      @Cram It: It is a Razz league. I got an email from Grey on Friday with a link to register. I did that and that was the end of it. Nothing since. No site to pay, no league to look at. Not sure what I’m missing just Techno stupid.

          • Cram It says:
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            @rapscallion13: I don’t know what you’re looking at. Go to the draft room link you got in your email.

            • Florida Cracker says:
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              @Cram It: I never got a draftroom link. That’s the problem.

      • rapscallion13 says:
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        @Grey: after I created my team, I emailed Greg to make sure I was in the right league. He wrote back that I am. Draft order has been determined now. I must not have been looking at what the others were earlier.

        • Grey

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          Nice, I just opened the draft room, starts soon!

          • Dave D says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Thanks for the reminder. I actually forgot it started today. But, then again, maybe we don’t even pick today at the back end.

  12. crimedog says:
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    Can you add from waivers during the season or is this the league where you have what you drafted?

    • Grey

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      @crimedog: Nah, there’s waivers, zero dollar bids too

  13. Zain Mirza says:
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    Hi Man,

    thanks again for the great content Grey. In a keeper, with equal cost of keeping either one, who would you keep? Matt olson or Miguel Andujar. Judging by your rankings and skepicism of Andujar, I’m guesssing Olson but i’m not sure.

    Thanks,
    Zain

  14. Louis V says:
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    Nice one Grey! Need a little help in my keeper league. 12 team H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS). Can keep 6 and it’s just rounds 1-6. I’ve got Lindor and JD for sure. Then need to pick 4 out of: (Khris, Mondesi, Whit, Abreu, Murphy, Cain, Rosario, Cruz, Eloy, Corbin, Paxton)
    League has 2 Util spots so Khris and Mondesi would eat those up once Lindor is back. Do you like going 6 bats? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Louis V: Mondesi, Khris, Corbin, Eloy for me

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    Who would you take out of the following with league categories

    W SV HR K ERA WHIP K/9 QS

    Heaney, Quintana, Pivetta, Strippling, Ryu

    only need two… I am thinking Pivetta first and then Heaney?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @jon: Heaney has elbow inflammation already, I’d pass on him for now. Ryu and Pivetta for me…

      • jon says:
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        @Donkey Teeth:

        I like Ryu but he stinks in QS category master of 5 innings just like most dodger pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Agree with DT… Hold off on Heaney for now

      • Grey

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        Though the Angels said he won’t even need an MRI

  16. DonnieB says:
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    His Hoskins At $10 for 1 year for my Seager At $10 for 2 years, Castellanos at $3 for 1 year and Hader at $10 for 2 years? Too much for Hoskins or take it?
    My other keepers are Yelich, Bauer, Buehler, Dahl, Peraza, Corbin and Arenado $54 or Grandal at $3 or Osuna at$10. Do I accept trade and then who are my last two keepers. Can keep at 8. THANKS!

  17. DonnieB says:
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    My Castellanos at $3 for 1 year, Corey Seager at $10 for 2 years and Hader for 2 years for his Hoskins at $10 for 1 year. Take it or too much for Hoskins.
    I can keep 8 and current keepers are Yelich at $33, Buehler, Peraza and Dahl at $10,and Bauer at $16. My 7th could be Arenado at $54, Osuna at $10 or Grandal at $3. If I trade for Hoskins, who of the above become the coveted 8th and final. THANKS!!!

  18. ottovonbismark says:
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    Grey, your pitching staff. Woof!

    Which 6 would you keep forever in a 6X6 league with OBP and SLG?

    Goldy
    M Carp
    J Upton
    Gallo
    D Murphy
    Senzel
    Ozuna
    J Turner

    I’m thinking the first 6 but also want to get younger. Does leaving Ozuna off make sense in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ottovonbismark: Big time woof! Ozuna over Carp or Senzel, your call

  19. Dr Y says:
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    10 mixed keeper, no ci or mi, 5 outfielders. Can keep for 3 year max with $3 annual increases. Players not bought at auction are all considered $10 players, so kept for $13. Top 5 or so hitters go for around $60 at auction.

    Choose 3:
    Mondesi $13
    Story $8
    Acuna $19
    Soto $13
    Betts $48

    Thanks Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Dr Y: Acuna and Story are must keep at those prices. Tough call between Mondesi and Betts but I’d keep Mondesi and just pay up for Betts in the auction.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Donkey Teeth:
        How dare you take FMLs Wong!

        Depending on format I may keep Soto over Mondesi here.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          @frankgrimes: He wong slapped me after the draft. I’ve learned my lesson!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Donkey Teeth: I’ve been playing the song Detachable Penis ever since the draft