“It’s day 127 of the quarantine and all pitchers have already had Tommy John surgery. Now our first manager is going under the knife.”

“I was reaching for a toothpick and I heard something pop,” said Dusty Baker.

For those who have resorted to wiping their butts with baseball news for lack of toilet paper, Noah Syndergaard has a torn UCL and is kaput for 16-ish months. If only someone told you to avoid Noah Syndergaard, huh? What’s that, Voice In My Head? I told everyone to avoid Noah Syndergaard? Aw, jeez, I think you’re right. Voice In My Head, can I ever be as smart as you? Voice In My Head, “No. Shut up.” Wow, graciousness has left the chat. In my top 40 starters for 2020 fantasy baseball, I had a tier of guys to avoid, that tier had in it Noah Syndergaard, Luis Severino and Chris Sale. Gosh darn it, fellas, I might be as smart as the Voice In My Head. Can you even imagine it? This Syndergaard news is terrible. Dot dot dot. For all the people who wanted to draft him but got off easy because their drafts were delayed until MLB stops washing its hands of the season. Seriously, the only thing that sucks in all of my absolute genie-ness psychic ability is everyone not getting a chance to draft these pitchers before it’s too late. People tend to hate when people take victory laps over injuries, but I have on my Fitbit and I’m going for a jog! I’ve been saying to avoid Syndergaard for so long (two years), due to funky things going on in his peripherals. Maybe I didn’t know 100% he was injured, but I 100% knew something was wrong with him, and have been saying it. Not sure why people are thinking he tore his UCL just this week. This is the Mets and their doctors. Syndergaard was likely injured for the last two years. Okay, I’m out of shape from too much quarantining, so pulling the victory lap into the depot to freshen up with some hand sanitizer. On a side note, all of these guys going for Tommy John surgery might be signaling something else. No, not that they have no porch that needs repair like you during the Corona timeline. It means we might have more baseball this year than next year. If there’s a lockout to start the 2021 season, and baseball returns in June for the 2nd year in a row, how many starts do these guys miss? Not to answer, but to ruminate until our next full season in 2022. Anyway, here’s what else I saw for 2020 fantasy baseball:

Michael Wacha – With Syndergaard needing surgery, someone needs to benefit, and that person is Dr. James Andrews. “Can you repeat that?” Dr. James Andrews stands in a Ferrari dealership pointing at a new car while shouting through his face mask. Also, I guess, Wacha benefits since he will now be the Mets’ 5th starter. Moved him up in my top 100 starters for 2020 fantasy baseball and top 500 for 2020 fantasy baseball, but still far from a recommended buy.

Giancarlo Stanton – Says he’s ready to go when the season starts, barring any setbacks during his downtime. “Giancarlo, phone call for you?” “Here let me reach–Aw, my oblique.” I kid and I love him in waking and dreaming hours.

Nick AndersonRays’ beat writer said Anderson would get bulk of saves. Yeah, no foolsies. Tell us something we don’t know, like where was coronavirus when I was in my 20s and wasn’t invited to any parties and sat home being miserable? It could’ve saved me a lot of embarrassment!

Michael Perez – Was on track to be Rays’ backup catcher, prior to camp being shut down. Damn, breaking news during The Rona is riveting!

Christian FriedrichWhite Sox signed him to a minor league contract. Friedrich played last year in South Korea. He’s gonna feel foolish when MLB is playing this year in South Korea.

 
  1. Crazy J says:
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    RCL

    C – C. Vazquez
    1B – J. Abreu
    2B – K. Hiura
    3B – A. Rendon
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – J. Donaldson
    MI – A. Mondesi
    OF – O. Mercado, J. Pederson, D. Peralta, Y. Puig, K. Schwarber
    UT – D. Swanson
    Bn – Shogo/Yoshi

    SP – Paddack, E. Rod, Odorizzi, Ryu, C. Mart, Lucchesi
    RP – A. Chapman, B. Workman, W. Davis, S. Lugo

    Pretty sure I’m toast on AVG, but what other holes do you see that I need to patch?

    • c says:
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      I like your team a fair bit. But it seems like you’re banking on massive power seasons from Hiura (possibly) and Donaldson (meh) and Pederson (meh). It seems tad light on HR for me. But you got speed and more speed and more speed. Your rotations is nice, especially if CMart rebounds (i’m buying him everywhere, especially with the delay).

      • d says:
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        I was thinking the same thimg with C. Mart. I am curious what the pros here think?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      AVG actually looks fine to me at a glance. Agree with c on your power though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others on the power, you look low…Your pitching is a chef’s kiss

      • Crazy J says:
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        Thanks guys for the feedback. Peralta was a dead pick for me, other than that I was taking best power, but none to be had. I will have to make some sort of trade. That 5 OF lineup just drains my brain. I guess I need to make sure I have at least 1 OF in my top 5 picks to make it happen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

    • Rush says:
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      The games played hole

  2. Good Time Charlie says:
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    Ok Fantasy Master Lothario (I won’t abbreviate), I just wanted to say I love your site and everything you and your team brings to the table.
    I have one question. I have the 4th pick in a 15 team deep mixed league, snake draft. I’m thinking Bellinger. Should I draft him as an OF, then look to pick up Alonso in the second round and then maybe Ketel as a 2b in the third?
    Or take him as a first basement and look to get Baez or Boagarts in the second round?
    What would your best strategy be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, GTC! Belly, Alonso, Ketel is great to me

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Awesome report going on just Thor’s imminent UCL surgery!!!

    a. But, but, but…you missed the report on Schwarber’s 33.3% strikeout rate in ST!! There is content therein on ST (small sample, that’s what she said).

    b. But, but, but….you missed the report about how Thor went for a second opinion (already!!) to the Dodgers torn ligament specialist (Dr ElAtrache, which sounds like Mexican for The Catch).

    c. Crazy times! We are in total lockdown in Croatia. No one can leave their place of residence. Like it’s forbidden to go from Dallas to Fort Worth unless you have a pass (!!!) issued by the place where you live (!!! for instance Dallas) and you can leave your place of residence (!!!) ONLY when you have received an email attachment (!!!) in a word document (!!!)!!! Thank God you are not required to print the document, just need to have it on your mobile phone. Not saying the whole thing is a conspiracy but the person who thought up the COVID-19 virus was very imaginative. It smells of the ‘stux net’ virus only slightly different smell.

    d. MLB quote of the day for May 1, 1968

    ‘I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.’

    Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • c says:
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      “Not saying the whole thing is a conspiracy but the person who thought up the COVID-19 virus was very imaginative.”

      If you say someone “thought up” the virus you’re saying that the whole thing is a conspiracy. Sort of an asinine way of thinking.

    • ozone ranger says:
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      The God of Puerto Rican Baseball batted over .340 four of his last six years, including .357 in 1967.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Roberto Clemente was a hell of a player

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      this is no conspiracy ……..If you have the time read this paper published in Oct 2007 in the Clinical Microbiology Reviews from the American Society Of Microbiology The paper describes in detail the origins of these Corona Viruses. What’s disturbing is that they can pinpoint the origins and continued emergence of these virus to certain practices in an area of China . The paper was written in 2007 and yet the government of China has never done anything.

      google the wuhan wet markets and you will see disgusting and graphic video.

      https://cmr.asm.org/content/20/4/660?fbclid=IwAR2ryMfNxOKIAlBtGB-AVvYjDY8leUlqJaXzyuDk9-Lm1NCjLV59wbTrhp8

    • Shoegum Reynolds says:
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      Speaking of Schwarber’s small sample size there was an even more massive one on the Cubs this spring. Javy Baez 4 bb/4 ks in 28 ABs. Prior 7 springs 302 ABs 12 bb/83 ks. I’d be amazed if Javy ever had a stretch where he did the 4/4 thing in 28 abs unless there were 3 intentionals thrown in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Stop spreading ugly truths about Schwarbs!

      B. Haha, Alas, I hadn’t heard

      C. Nope, it doesn’t smell like ‘stux’ bc you lose your sense of smell…Be safe and cancel your anniversary trip already!

      D. Nice!

    • Thanks Ante! Loving these quotes. Roberto was right on the money wasn’t he? Consistent hard contact is definitely a more valuable, team oriented approach. Stay safe!

  4. Gigorilla -- Gregg says:
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    Sorry, no NFBC draft this year for me, but taking credit for Noah’s injury is like Pelosi taking credit for this Corona thing to hurt Orange man. Yah I said it. Grow up.

    I predict the future in my dreams just like you Grey.

    • Cram It says:
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      Did he take credit for the injury? Or was he absolutely correct for saying not to draft him because something was wrong? Try again.

    • 183414 says:
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      Stick to espn and yahoo for expert advice then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I predicted this comment, so how’s dem apples

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        You Monster!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’M TERRIBLE WITH MY TYPEY FINGERS!

    • Too bad people like you choose to discount an expert’s (yah I said it) concerns and solid advice. Typical know-it-all guy

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    So we had our draft today after disregarding complaints from some of the managers. After all, it did help take our minds off Rona for a few hours…

    It’s a H2H category OPS league with 5 keepers.

    My keepers were: Acuna, Bellinger, Story, Alonso & Flaherty. Needless to say I’m the reigning champ ;)

    Thoughts on my starters?

    C Kelly
    1B Alonso
    2B LeMahieu
    3B Dozier
    SS Story
    OF Acuna
    OF Bellinger
    OF Brantley
    UTIL Anderson

    SP Flaherty
    SP Glasnow
    SP Woodruff
    SP Bauer
    SP Minor
    RP Anderson
    RP Iglesias

    Take care, gentleman.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      That’s a loaded team

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      were their complaints something exactly like:
      “well we assumed we’d not have to draft prep since the flu fears have us…..” something something trying to explain how they weren’t ready for a draft that was probably scheduled weeks ago.

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        even though DUE to the flu fears they almost certainly should’ve had MORE time to draft prep. in fact they might not have had ANYTHING else useful to do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        12 teams, I just traded Urshela and Minor for Escobar and Kikuchi to sure up third base and get one of my Mariners on the team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solid

  6. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    it was the middle/early (juneish) of 2018 season when he looked injured. we all talked about it here routinely, the lone spot i owned him i traded him last year for k.davis (keep 6, so i gained nothing here in the shortish term, HOWEVER had i not made that trade i’d have probably just kept him over l.lynn where the draft was sunday mid day) in a 16 teamer

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      in a slow draft i’m running a guy literally drafted thor yesterday a whole 16 minutes before this news on him showed up in rotoworld. that’s the worse timing luck i’ve ever seen in a slow draft before.

      • Thequester says:
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        The worst timing in draft I seen was years ago. Our league was based on original layout of 12 teams and AL only so players were scarce. The draft was 1 week after opening day so members knew AL team rosters. We had a live draft (auction) in a bar and a MLB game was on the TV; a member just won bid on a player Lonnie Smith (SB player) when he collided with an outfield wall and was taken off the field on a stretcher. He only missed a month but it was funny for the rest of us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was it…Around then, and everyone just ignored that issue for about 2 years — absolute genius brains on the Mets

  7. Dave D says:
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    This is the first good news I’ve read in two weeks (sorry real life Thor)! First Severino, then Sale, now Syndergaard. Staying with this theme of wounded ace-S, I’m predicting TJS for Scherzer by mid July. And to be honest, hearing our president proclaim things should start resuming by Easter was music to my ears. If another billionaire like Bill Gates says it must be 10-12 weeks, let them stay in their bunkers and off TV until July or August. Most of the rest of us don’t have your luxury and financial security . Grandma and Grandpa can stay in self isolation and order delivery for now. We need baseball and baseball is the normal right now. The sooner the better!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m still hopeful for May 1st for return of baseball, but June 1st seems more realistic at this point…I will say people seem to forget how long 2 months is…If economy is shut down that long, it’s gonna be hard to bounce back for a lot of people

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Hard to picture May 1st. Boston is shut down, NY is shut down, California is shut down. Seattle, Chicago. It’s all big cities. Where will they play, the Field of Dreams field in Iowa? I have my doubts for June even.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know, that’s why I said realistically June 1st…I think by mid-April we will have a good idea which way it’s going tho

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            Agree

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Really interesting point about timing of TJS! While we’re twiddling our thumbs, my league is still doing weekly FAAB + the Sale owner just dropped him.

    Think Sale is worth $1 to stash on DL in case 2021 starts late and he doesn’t miss much time, or don’t bother?

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      amount of DL slots probably matters here by a bit.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MD. How many spots do you have?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        3 DL spots

        • packers2018 says:
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          I wouldn’t.

    • bigbear says:
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      Sounds good to me. If the DL spots get tight, make the decision then. It’s $1.

      • packers2018 says:
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        On 2nd thought for a buck, what Big Bear said, however in the next 16 months your 3 spots most likely will be needed by players who are out only a couple weeks, or a SP skipping a start. Comes down to a buck of FAAB money. lol

    • Cram It says:
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      1. It’s a buck.
      2. You’re not going to hold him for a year unless you have the healthiest team ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, why not, Duda

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Do agree with Cram tho too…It’s a $1 so why not, but #2

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          Good points. I guess I figure that with a shortened season, that’s fewer games during which guys can get injured.

          • The Harrow says:
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            you watch that pitcher injury rate like double at least due to not being in enough shape when they start back up. TONS of SP won’t want to openly say “hey coach, i don’t think i can finish this 3rd-4th inning” when they clearly aren’t ready yet. push themselves, and then BAM! hitters too, but probably not double.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, maybe, so many unknowns

  9. Kenneth says:
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    Here’s the team I drafted recently. 12 team, 5×5 (OPS, QS instead of AVG and W). 5 keepers.

    Thoughts?

    WIll Smith
    Pete Alonso
    Ozzie Albies
    Alex Bregman
    Fernando Tatis Jr
    Mookie Betts
    Yordan Alvarez
    Eloy Jimenez
    Alex Verdugo
    Sam Hilliard
    BN – Nick Madrigal

    Chris Paddack
    Danilson Lamet
    Julio Urias
    Kirby Yates
    Alex Colome
    Michael Kopech
    Caleb Smith
    Johnny Queto
    Garrett Richards
    Pablo Lopez
    Matt Shoemaker

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Offense looks great, pitching will need some in season love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting looks great, I love the guys you have there…Pitching is solid, I like all these guys, but you did go a little upsidey

  10. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey wanted your thoughts on a trade. Keep forever 10 team 5×5:

    Which side:

    Cole, Alonso

    Or

    Rendon, Paddack, Robles

    I saw a comment yesterday comparing value of Alonso to Olson. For context above I have both Alonso and Olson so if I deal Alsono I can slot in Olson. Your rankings have them ranked close overall. Do you see a path where Olson could be a better player longer term?

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Cole and Alonso for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Here is my team from RCL #52 I think i’m my save are pretty light…it looked like there were a lot of folks following the same strategy so i took flaherty a little earlier than i wanted last year my pitching was on the IR and i never fully recovered from it

    What do you all think? As long as I beat Gin and Tonic I’ll be happy! LOL

    Round Pos Player
    1 OF Acuna Jr., Ronald
    2 1B Alonso, Pete
    3 P Flaherty, Jack
    4 2B Villar, Jonathan
    5 OF Marte, Starling
    6 OF Soler, Jorge
    7 SS Semien, Marcus
    8 P Gray, Sonny
    9 3B Moustakas, Mike
    10 P Rodriguez, Eduardo
    11 1B Gurriel, Yuli
    12 UT Kingery, Scott
    13 P Workman, Brandon
    14 3B Dozier, Hunter
    15 SS Gregorius, Didi
    16 1B Walker, Christian
    17 OF Choo, Shin-soo
    18 P Cueto, Johnny
    19 OF Puig, Yasiel
    20 P Archer, Chris
    21 C Vazquez, Christian
    22 P Gray, Jon
    23 P DeSclafani, Anthony
    24 P Kintzler, Brandon
    25 P Castillo, Diego

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree you’re light on saves but looks like a competitive squad still

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT………Closers change more than any other positition someone will come out of nowhere if i get lucky enough to find him first.

    • Gin and Tonic says:
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      Hahaha I’m glad I got to draft with ya last night. As you have concerns with your saves, I have my worries about AVG for hitting. The night before was saves, now I get that covered but find myself in another hole. Hopefully I’ll find myself in another RCL draft with ya before the season starts. Best of luck in this one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you have one closer and flyers at end…I think your pitching is better than you need and your hitting is light on AVG and who knows with Puig…Not a bad team tho

  12. Richard says:
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    Stunning but Sale AND Servino both went for $16 In our AL only auction

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I believe Donkey Teeth drafted Sale in 12 leagues, will have to check with him

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Lies!

  13. JB says:
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    Drafted last night- Deep 12 team 9×9 weekly head to head with roto type scoring league. It’s a saves/holds league and there are only two RP slots, so I will most likely add another reliever before the season begins (most likely at the expense of one of my bench bats). Yahoo says this is a 10th place team while the War Room projects a 1st place finish (go figure). You approve?

    C – T. Murphy
    C – D. Jansen
    1B – M. Olson
    1B – C. Walker
    2B – E. Escobar
    3B – V. Guerrero
    3B – S. Kingery
    SS – A. Mondesi
    MI – L. Gurriel
    OF – J. Soto
    OF – G. Stanton
    OF – R. Laureano
    OF – O. Mercado
    OF – W. Calhoun
    U – I. Happ
    U – G. Polanco
    B (for now) – Y. Tsutsugo, Y. Cespedes, S. Hilliard

    SP – S. Strasburg
    SP – Y. Darvish
    SP – S. Gray
    SP – J. Odorizzi
    SP – M. Stroman
    SP – L. Weaver
    SP – A. Civale
    RP – N. Anderson
    RP – J. James
    B (for now) – D. May, M. Gore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I approve, it’s an incredibly sexy hitting squad and your pitching looks way more solid than it has any right to be… Nice team!

      • JB says:
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        Thanks – I kept Strasburg, took Yu in the 8th and didn’t take Gray until the 12th. I was on the wheel so I was really happy with where a lot of these guys fell.

        By the way – there is no way that Tupac can be ranked above the likes of Chuck D, MCA, Q-tip and Fife-dawg. heh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sorry man…Tupac is above all four, though I do love Chuck, and Tribe..Beasties are meh

          • JB says:
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            Ok, we can agree to disagree. Tupac was an average rapper IMO, but an excellent entertainer. You may say that the Beasties are meh, but you can’t deny that MCA was the only reason they achieved the success they did. Dude was smooth and raspy as f. Paul’s Boutique is still the best rap album ever IMO. The Dust Brothers!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I never got into the Beasties, tbh…I like a few of their songs, more later stuff…Hello Nasty is my fave from them

              • JB says:
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                Ok, well let’s just say that Schoolly D and Method Man could crush the Corona if given the chance…

                Thanks for doing what you do – gets our minds off this pandemic nonsense for a few every day.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, No problem

                  Schoolly D east Corona for breakfast

          • Snacks Zillion says:
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            what about Too Short from Oakland, so unappreciated!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I like Too Short, but he’s barely in top 5 of Oakland rappers

  14. toolshed says:
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    With the mets finally caving in and doing surgery for thor, you have to wonder if they are betting on the season to be cancelled / know something that we don’t. Sorry to be the glass half empty guy. But it is kind of weird that they announced this news now well after they have been off for a while. He was reportedly having a good spring and seemed healthier than last season.

    • toolshed says:
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      I wonder if he would have pitched through this like he possibly did last year if the season was uninterrupted. I could be wrong but this is kind of like deferred maintenance that everyone knew was needed but had been put off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I think they’re figuring like I said in the opening…They might only miss 15 starts from him between this season and next being delayed, so it was good time

      • Crime Dog says:
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        I thought I’ve read before that the CBA expires at the end of 2021 season? Beginning of 2021 may be delayed though?

        Gonna be a crazy couple years for baseball.

  15. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    A guy in our DC league drafted Sale + Syndergaard. Yeah he knows who he is and is lucky this season ain’t gonna happen lol

    • Fredman says:
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      Season starts June 1st. Bet

      • 183414 says:
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        (UN) Manfred is my bigger concern when it comes to the start of baseball. I understand that So. Korea will be starting up baseball much sooner than Memorial Day. I have zero faith in the commissioner in starting the season. Anything after Memorial Day -June 1 will be a major disappointment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          South Korea’s already playing, baseball will return, it might just be six weeks still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  16. William Hung says:
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    How’s everyone’s quarantine been going? I’ve kept sane by doing some virtual fitness classes using Zoom

    For my sports itch, I’ve been watching youtubers play NCAA 14 and MLB The Show – I read the Mets are going to play their scheduled games using The Show too. I’m more excited about that than I want to admit.

    Hope everyone has been staying safe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s awesome, hadn’t heard it…I haven’t gone out, getting stir crazy but carrying on…Be well, Hung!

  17. bigbear says:
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    Is Dr. Andrews a publicly traded company? Looking for some investment tips for a stable and upward trending industry!

    I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, but your Vlad predicament is what I was running into with some mocks. If I took him, then other stuff suffered. I really wanted him this year, but I’m just not convinced he’s priced well. I’ve been conditioning my brain to push him off a round when he starts showing up in the draft room. He’s gone by the time I pick again, but the overall team looks better when I do that. That said, maybe he joins the LAR and becomes a 30+ HR hitter/full season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think Vlad Jr. is still priced wrong, as well…But if he goes (over a full season) 32 HRs/.300 it’s not a bad bet.. But feels like Donaldson essentially

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, and Andrews trades under stock symbol UCL

  18. FrankGrimes says:
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    Anyone want to start another RCL for tomorrow night?
    If Truss can set up one for like $20?
    It was supposed to be opening day :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you guys should — will ping Truss

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      If we can get enough people I can make this happen, I’ll just create a copy of the full league running tonight. I think I can manage that and not have to get FanTrax involved.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Truss!

        • Squat Cobblers says:
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          Thanks Matt for setting another one up!!

          I’m in and paid my $20…and it says each owner owes another $6.66 by June 11. This is not a problem at all, just wanted to clarify. Thanks MattTruss!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RIP — great song

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Yeah. I miss him. Enjoy every sandwich.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Going to listen to Werewolves now for 45 mins straight, it’s such a good song

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            Haha. He had a bunch of good ones

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So good!

              • Rabbit says:
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                Lawyers, Guns and Money!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes!

                  • Sweatpants Nation says:
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                    Things to do in Denver when You’reDead

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t say dead right now!

                    • Crime dog says:
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                      Hopefully we don’t have to extend the April 10 date. I’m already going stir crazy.

    • Crime dog says:
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      Werewolves of London came on my “I’m not like everybody else- Kinks” spotify playlist earlier. Warren Zevon is the man

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice! I’ve been listening to same song for 4 hours

  19. Matt says:
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    my 1st RCL! how did I do?

    C – Kelly
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Villar
    3b – Chapman
    SS – Story
    CI – Donaldson
    MI – Baez
    Of – Springer, Reyes, Dozier, Happ, Avisail
    Util – Berti
    Bn – Puig
    Sp – Clevinger, Lynn, Ryu, Stroman, Heaney, Manaea, James
    Rp – Kimbrel, Gallegos, Oberg, Watson

    • Grey

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      You nailed it, Matt…I love the pitching, except for Manaea, but that’s one guy — And you need saves, but that’s fine… Your hitting looks really solid for floor guys, solid balance and not a ton of downside, outside of your last 3 or so players (Happ to end), and I like them too for upside….

      • Matt says:
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        Thanks for the feedback Grey! Now we just need the season to get going…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, I know…

  20. Hugman says:
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    I’m bored. Look at this sick team.

    C Alfaro
    1B Sano
    2B K Marte
    3B JRam
    SS Lindor
    OF Soler, Laureano, Edman
    UT CWalker Kingery
    Bench Happ, Akiyama

    SP Corbin, Morton, Lynn, Odorizzi, Stroman, Dakota Hudson
    RP Hendriks, Neris, Leclerc, Daniel Hudson
    NA Kopech

    Too bad there ain’t gonna be no baseball this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • Hugman says:
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        12

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo, when do I get to hear my episode?

      • Hugman says:
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        Soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cmon, what else is homeboy doing?

          • Hugman says:
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            Working from home, fool! And I have a seven-year old asking me to play Minecraft 24 times a day. And also we’re recording some dispatches from the quarantine using Zoom. Wanna do one?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, I want to hear my gee-dee podcast!

              • Hugman says:
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                I’ll put my best man on it. Ian.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Put two of your best men on it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You dropped the ball with Dakota Hudson and it never recovered — kidding, solid team, I like the hitting a lot! Good balance and all guys I love, on pitching too (except Dakota, wtf, my dude)

      • Hugman says:
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        I mean, he’s my 6th starter. 1-5 are money. It’s a homer pick. I’ll see if he improves his walks, which I think he can (again, homerism). If not, I’ll move on.
        I get to slide Kopech over to my NA slot and grab another player as soon as he gets designated NA. Probably use that as a streaming spot using Streamy.

        That is in my imagination because there won’t be a season.

        • Grey

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          Season will happen, 2 months is a long time and MLB is already trying to figure out how to play as many games as possible

          • Hugman says:
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            SHHHH! Reverse psychology!

  21. Gotime says:
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    Recent keeper draft 6×6 H2H cats and looking for some input on who to keep moving forward.
    My current keepers:
    Soto ($31 for 4 years),
    Rendon ($15 for 3 years),
    Mondesi ($20 for 2 years),
    Tim Anderson ($4 for 2 years)

    Some of the following players I have been thinking about, Can have 1 player at 5 years max, and the rest 4 years and under. I have $190 remaining next year if I don’t keep any below,

    Story $28
    H. Dozier $11
    Kingery $11
    C. Walker $4
    JD Davis $2
    Akiyama $1
    SP:
    Giolito $30
    Gallen $21
    E. Rod $11
    Weaver $1
    Yarbrough $2
    McKay $1

    Much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams? I don’t see why you wouldn’t keep all of these guys

      • Gotime says:
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        12 teams
        I wasn’t sure if any of these auction prices were too high to keep under contract. But could keep as many as I wanted.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not bad prices

  22. TC says:
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    Seth Lugo or James Karinchak for vulture wins/saves plus good ratios and K’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  23. LOLmets says:
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    Now do the end of the virus scare

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  24. Task Force says:
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    Hey I have Canning and I hear he’s going to resuming throwing next week but if it goes wrong and he needs to visit Dr Andrews who should I target out for a 6×6 (holds) 12 team league:

    P. Lopez, Eflin, Yamamoto, K. Gibson, K Kim, or Kopech/Manning

    Current pitchers are: Giolito, Lamet, Weaver, Woodruff, Bassitt, Cueto, DeSclafani

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  25. Michael Livingston says:
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    Loving the continued news in the face of Arms-a-get-down!

    Drafted for a 10-team H2H league, 5+OBPx5+holds.

    Had 3 keepers going in, as we shifted from a 12-team Roto league.

    My results:

    C – Garver
    1B – Olson
    2B – Albies
    SS – Semien
    3B – E. Suarez
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Betts
    OF – Harper
    Util – C. Seager
    (Bench – 1B, 2B, 3B McMahon)
    SP – deGrom
    SP – Berrios
    SP – Lynn
    SP – Lamet
    SP/RP – Luzardo
    RP – Hand
    RP – Leclerc
    RP – Poche
    RP – Stammen
    RP – P. Baez
    RP – D. Castillo

    I’ve never done H2H before … but I’m feeling like this squad don’t suck?

    Weakness is surely Saves. Especially being 10-team league. Anything else stick out? Anything I’m missing since this is H2H and not roto?

    Oh, also, I could trade deGrom for Tatis, Jr and a Soroka/Fried type. Is that worth doing? I had FTJ last year, which was a blast, but not sure he does enough to help this line-up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with you, saves are a bit low, but not bad…I think your hitting it rock solid, you must’ve had nice keepers, because your pitching is stacked too…Team looks awesome, tbh… Hold deGrom

      • Michael Livingston says:
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        Thanks, Grey! I felt good about it … but I feel even better now!

        Yeah, my keepers were Acuna, Betts, and deGrom – chose to throw FTJ and Arenado back in the pool. I’m wary of SPs and their fragility, but I figured that adding deGrom to the 6-category production in Acuna and Betts would be a great foundation for the draft. Lots of flexibility from there.

        Stay safe!

        • Grey

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          Yeah, that’s some stackable lunchable keepers, very nice

  26. Laura Holt

    Laura Holt says:
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    Just finished reading Boras’s plan for a delayed but complete or almost-complete season. As unrealistic as I’m sure it is, just the thought of November regular season games and a World Series game on Christmas Day is about the most beautiful thought I’ve had in a month or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boras also managed Yanks to take Teixeira for 8 years and $180 million

      But I agree with you, it’s a nice thought

    • 183414 says:
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      We can only hope !!! Rather have Boras as commissioner over (Un)Manfred. Rather have you as commish over Rob.

  27. LaRockakis says:
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    Hey, Grey. My league is in a holding pattern to declare keepers and reschedule our draft until MLB gets things figured out. I miss having something to comment on here. The Fantasy Master Lothario is the only one who can lift my spirits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta stay engaged, LaRockakis!

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Engaged?? I cheat more than the Astros! #CougarChasin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha, you’re back!

  28. primetime says:
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    Grey, are you feeling any different regarding Stanton these last couple weeks? I have my pick coming up soon out of a 10 team OBP keeper league. I am picking at 12. Already 80 players off the board. We keep 7 guys.

    All these guys would be available, Ramon Laureano,Matt Chapman,Josh Donaldson,Mike Moustakas,Tim Anderson,Bo Bichette,Sonny Gray,Eddie Rosario,Nelson Cruz…

    I don’t have another pick until pick 32.

    4 of my 7 keepers.

    Freeman
    Arenado
    Story
    Bellinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am feeling better about Stanton, indeed…

    • 183414 says:
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      Depends on needs. I know Stanton says he’s ready, but know who you’re getting. You have Story so s.s. not urgent. Same w/ 3d. Cruz may be 10 years older, but….
      How’s your pitching ? Gray is solid. Probably get as many s.b.’s from Cruz as Stanton. haha

  29. Manormachine says:
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    Grey you are a genius. Based on your rankings I cut Syndergaard in dynasty, bid him back up to near the same price, then dropped out and let someone else overpay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  30. Nightpandas says:
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    Hope you are keeping well Grey

    Did a draft last night…think I’m in good shape

    15 team obp slg K/9 qs Keep 11

    W Smith – C
    Olson – 1
    Albies – 2
    Suarez – 3
    Mondesi – ss
    Soto – lf
    Gallo – cf
    Verdugo – rf
    Cruz – util
    DCarlson – Bn

    Sp- Buehler, SGray, EdRod, Ryu, Maeda, Odorizzi, Houser, Whitley
    Rp- NAnderson, Workman, JJames

    Am I good? Was thinking of moving an sp for another rp or better rf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope you are too!

      Your pitching is bonkers…You need to upgrade your hitting, I’d look for an RF…Yeah, just reading your end line now, I agree with you

  31. KrazyIvan says:
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    Sup Grey,

    Watching old timers day game from 83 from a NBC GOW vault on YouTube. Rangers in town. Lowenbreau commercials are hilarious. Take care

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Who are some of the old time stars?

  32. KrazyIvan says:
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    It was before the airing started. But there was a 41 year old named Bert Campeneris leading off for the Yankees. I know Yogi is the 3rd base coach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Bert! Amazing

  33. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Grey,

    Based on lineup would you take Freeman or Devers for my Springer?

    C Garver
    1B Olson
    2B/SS/OF K. Marte
    3B Arenado
    SS Baez
    OF Acuna
    OF Soto
    OF Springer
    UTIL OF S. Marte
    UTIL 1B/2B/3B Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

    • 183414 says:
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      I’d take both over Springer. He’s going to be ducking a lot. Plus, Marte and Muncy give you cover.

  34. Fakeball says:
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    Deep keeper league with lots of players blacklisted…. I’m looking at moving up in the draft to take Hiura 1st overall… What are the chances he finishes with an OPS > 900 again this year?

    What are your thoughts on Brandon Lowe? Any chance he repeats last year? Does he play against lefties?

  35. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    We may not be playing baseball, but at least we still have the Razzball crew pumping out gold every single day. It’s gold Jerry, it’s gold!

    Had my draft last night in a 10-team H2H keeper. Thoughts / suggestions?

    C: Vazquez
    1B: Olsen
    2B: Hiura (k)
    SS: Bregman (k)
    3B: Vladito (k)
    IF: Mondesi
    OF: Tilldaddy (k), Rosario, Lauriano
    UTL: Mercado, Y. Gurriel
    BCH: H. Dozier, Ohtani

    SP: Giolito, S. Gray, Lamett, Ryu, Lynn, Odorizzi, Stroman, L. Weaver,
    RP: Leclerc, Gallegos, Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gold, Jerry, gold!

      I like the hitting and pitching a lot here, bullpen also looks good…Hard to fault this team, if I had to, you look slightly low on power and higher on speed than you might need

  36. Gin and Tonic says:
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    A heads up, we need one more drafter RCL #56 tonight at 10et.

  37. Perfect Game says:
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    In S+H league.

    My RP are Taylor Rogers, Nerris and Nick Anderson who was electric when he went to TB. TB won’t name a closer, but he’s expected to get the majority of save opportunities according to the manager. Girardi will probably stick to one closer in Philly unlike Kapler.

    The elite closers are gone. Kimbrel and Raisel are still available, but ratios suck.

    Looking at picking up Ryan Pressly who had 34 saves /holds last year, Britton who had 32 or Will Smith who backs up Melancon or Pagan who backs up Yates.

    Would you drop Nerris or Anderson for either of these or hold?

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Gotta take Calhoun there

  38. Brett says:
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    Great to read your posts again Grey!

    Question: Need of power. hr, rbis, xbh.. sorta thing… Need 1

    CJ Cron, D. Swanson, W. Calhoun, Solak, willy adames

    • bangin on a trash can says:
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      Your order looks good to me. I think you could more from Swanson overall but I love some MegaCron mash potential.

  39. rhodyballer says:
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    Had my first draft last night – CBS gave me a D+ What say you? Thx.

    S. Perez
    J. Alfaro
    P. Alonso
    K. Hiura
    R. Devers
    H. Dozier(R)
    T. Anderson
    D. Swanson
    M. Olson
    O. Mercado
    T. Pham
    R. Acuna
    R. Laureano
    D. Peralta(R)
    R. Braun(R)
    G. Polanco(R)
    K. Tucker
    J. Odorizzi
    L. Lynn
    S. Doolittle
    A. Bradley
    K. Maeda
    B. McKay
    W. Smith
    S. Gray
    L. Giolito

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