It’s official because we don’t deal in unofficial. Whatever that means. Which is nothing, if you’re wondering. But it does make the post feel more important. Delusions of grandeur? That’s my life story bro. And that also might describe the life story of many here who reside at Razzball HQ. Which is basically our basement. With bountiful supplies of Hot Pockets and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Oh, wait, nevermind. Sky called, he want’s his everything back. Jokes on you buddy. I’m keeping the Hot Pockets. So, where were we? Oh, that’s right, delusions of grandeur… and Hot Pockets, it happens to the best of us. And that’s why we make these picks. Because we think we’re right all the time. Except for me. I’m just very wrong. But don’t let that stop you from looking at our well-thought out (maybe) picks for this upcoming 2014 season. (Now with more Grey and Rudy!) We all can’t write a 1500 word exposé on these players, so you get this nifty assortment where you’ll gain a general sense of which players we like and which we don’t. All in a simple box for you to stare and giggle at. Kind of like what you normally would do if you were looking at Tehol.

But before we get to the good stuff, here’s what each category means:

Rookie of The Year (ROY) — Pretty self-explanatory. The criteria is pretty much the same as the MLB– if you haven’t passed the threshold of 120 AB’s or 50 IP, then congratulations, you’re eligible. The only difference is we picked one instead of two. Deal.

Break Out Player of The Year (Sleeper) — You might think we’re describing someone who breaks through walls and then falls asleep really fast. Which seems weird. So I wouldn’t really put it past us… To limit the confusion, I’d better point out that these are our potential break out candidates that you should be grabbing long and grabbing hard.

Come Back Player of The Year (Come Back) — Again, pretty easy to figure out what this one means. Unless you’re Josh Hamilton. BURN.

I Think I Love You, So What Am I So Afraid Of? (Infatuation) — Yep, we all have one. Find out which player your Razzball writer has an undying love for, despite any rational reason or purpose.

Most Overrated Player of The Year (Bust) — These are the guys being held on a pedestal’s, who will, in return for all your worship and sacrifice, ruin everything thing you hold dear. See: 2013, Stanton, Giancarlo. Take heed Razzballers, avoid these guys at all costs.

Most Valuable Pitcher (MV Pitcher) — This is where things get sticky. That’s what she said. Technically, this could be the best pitcher overall… but the key word here is value. You know this because I underlined it. While the vanilla picks of Yu Darvish and Clayton Kershaw, etc. could still technically be the most valuable pitchers at the end of the year, there’s still enough room in the definition to allow the possibility that Bruce Chen will have an ERA of 2.50 and get 20 wins. Seeing as his ownership rate stands in the nothing-to-negative digits, a performance like that would be the most valuable. And probably destroy the universe as we know it.

Most Valuable Hitter (MV Hitter) — Same thing, but with hitters. CRAZY, I know.

 

Note: Everyone chose their picks blind, meaning they didn’t see anyone else’s choices, and possibly used a blindfold. Also, the choices were locked on 3/19/2014.

Some random thoughts…

– The Guru, Sky, Smokey, and our Prospector Scott Evans all love Javier Baez. And it’s hard not to with the spring he’s had. Long-lasting marriages have come from much-much less. But will he produce enough if he gets called up around June-ish? And will contact issues suppress that power? (Says the only guy who picked Gregory Polanco as his ROY. Who?)

– Everyone had their own specific sleeper. JB Gilpin jumps into Sharky waters (HAHA), but he should have asked me about my swim last year. Look, I love spell-check nightmare Jeff Samardzija as much as anyone (and told you to buy last season), but he sorta leaves you with that weird taste in your mouth when you own him. Tastes a lot like Brandon Morrow. And Guru, my man, Jose Abreu is a sleeper? I haven’t seen him fall past round six in any of my RCL leagues. Did you mean he’s sleepy? That might be raycess. Also, Justin Ruggiano was selected as a sleeper by more than zero contributors (Dano and Tom Jacks), officially becoming the 8th sign of the end of world.

– A lot of candidates for Come Back’er this season, and a lot of great cases to be made by everyone. Though, if I could pick over, I’d probably have to go with the baseball right now. You know, the baseball that beat Aroldis Chapman in a game of chicken? (Too soon?)

– There’s a little too much Mike Moustakas love going on. I’m not quite sure how to process this, other than to try and ignore it and pretend it didn’t happen.

– A bust might mean different things to different people I’ve surmised. In Nick the Podcast Host’s case, it has to do with the federal authorities. For Dan Pants, choosing Matt Kemp as a bust right after a season when he busted as much as he could is a bold strategy. Not sure what he could do worse to be bust from that. I guess he could just randomly combust? HUUURRRR.

– Grey goes against the grain of pretty much Earth by selecting Julio Teheran and Robinson Cano as his two most valuable players. He must have done what I did when I made my most valuable picks in R.A. Dickey and Troy Tulowitzki… and that’s drink copious amounts of alcohol and then confuse the bowl of Werther’s Original for the bottle of rohypnol.

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Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
8 years ago

Keeper League that allows you to keep a player at the end of the year for additional 3 rounds (i.e. if drafted in 8th you can keep in 5th next year) where do you draft Harvey in a 14 team league? He is DLable too.

Ghost of the Disappeared
Ghost of the Disappeared
8 years ago

JAY!!! JAY!!!! JAY!!!

I hope, I caught you in time. The draft is not today. It is on Thursday.

I was not that far off as both days started with T-s.

As Luca Brasi would say, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.

O’ Dear! What am I going to do with all the tapas that I stayed up all night making for the snack bar at the draft?

I’ll have to eat them all myself – Good thing my draft costume has a loose top and a spandex bottom.

Greg
Greg
8 years ago

If I trade Tulo for a SP…who should I expect to get in return? I have him @ $24.

papasmurf
papasmurf
8 years ago

Ruggiano went almost undrafted in my 16 team league. I took him at around pick 375 or 380.

If he hits .260 and hits 15 homers with 15 steals as a backup OF for ya, that’s decent. I wouldn’t expct more than that, but I thnk he will have some value if he keeps the cleanup spot all year long.

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

Grey not admitting his infatuation with puig ?
oh yeah .
the questions were confusing .

Frank Own uh..
Frank Own uh..
Reply to  costaricanchata
8 years ago

ROY: Frank Own Uh.. (who else would it be!)
Break out Sleeper: Nick the Podcast Host (feel he is underrated…and he’s already breaking out..Welcome to ‘Murica..be prepared to gain 25 lbs overnight and forget all your French…should i have used kilo’s?)
Come Back: Ryan Braun
Infatuation: Justin Masterson–Go Tribe!
Bust: Kate Upton (just bc..Verlander knows…ask him where his velocity went..busty)
MVP Hitter:Chuck Norris (he will once again have to decline the batting title due to he’s inability to be associated with anything Average)
MVP Pitcher: Grey (Looking at my lineup I’ll apparently buy anything he’s selling so he makes a valuable pitch man in my opinion..bet he could even convince people to buy $25 pack of gum)

PREz
PREz
8 years ago

These comments had me going to make popcorn…. This is going to be a longg entertaining season..

Czernobog
Czernobog
8 years ago

Aroldis Chapman has comebacker of the year wrapped up already.

Czernobog
Czernobog
Reply to  Czernobog
8 years ago

@Czernobog: And I should have read beyond the picks, that joke’s been made already.

Lily
Lily
8 years ago

Okay this will be strange question. First time playing in ESPN Custom League: 14 team, Weekly Match up League, 6 X 6 (Usual 5 x 5 plus QS and TH). A games started maximum was set at 8. The question is if I roster a pitcher like Wacha/Cingrani/Wood/Cashner/Ross in the RP slot even though they are dual eligible RP/SP will this count against game started maximums. Thanks for all the feedback!!

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Lily
8 years ago

@Lily: YES, i would hope so. thought its custom so i suppose anything possible but yes it has to count

Hawk
Hawk
8 years ago

Just for fun:

ROY: Yordano Ventura
Sleeper: Mike Moustakas
Come Back: Giancarlo Stanton
Infatuation: Michael Wacha
Bust: Carlos Gonzalez
MV Pitcher: Stephen Strasburg
MV Hitter: Giancarlo Stanton

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Hawk
8 years ago

@Hawk: Strausy!! good call. genius call even

Big League Choo
Big League Choo
8 years ago

In your opinion how would you rank these MI…mind you my league has no Hr category instead TBs and BBs, so OPS is key

my order as of now….rendon/miller/wong/gordon/owings/ackley/mercer

Pretty much my goal is to grab segura or another stud MI and punt the rest…thanks to espn’s rankings everyone except possibly rendon will be on waivers in my 12 team league.

P.S. cant wait til NL ROY Baez gets called up…got him in the 23rd round of my NFBC razzball league!!

HockeyStops
8 years ago

Your thoughts on the overall team increase in head to head points league of trading heyward for cespedes and archer? Which side do you prefer?

Nick The Podcast Host
8 years ago

If Pinto wins ROY I’m putting you on the show.

steve b
steve b
Reply to  Nick the Podcast Host
8 years ago

@Nick the Podcast Host: that sounds good to me!

steve b
steve b
8 years ago

ROY will be Josmil Pinto. I’ll say it now and I’m probably the only one but mark my words

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: I ended up with Pinto in LABR as my February playing time estimates had yet to adjust for the Gardenhire/Twin org circle jerk with Kurt Suzuki. It looks like Pinto makes the team but not sure when he gets more than 3 starts a week (i think he’ll get some DH time against LHP)

Churrbadurr
Churrbadurr
8 years ago

I’m hoping to capitalize on some closer implosion in the beginning of the season. Should I gun for Farquhar or Clippard?

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: 100%

Thorbs
Thorbs
8 years ago

The Razzball team seems pretty mixed on Abreu/Tanaka – would you draft them over guys like Kris Bryant and/or Jonathan Gray in a dynasty league?

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: Dynasty? Bryant.

Scooterboy
Scooterboy
8 years ago

Have a question for whoever would like to help out. I play in a 8 team H2H 5×5 league. Joakim Soria is still available for pickup on the waiver wire. I currently have three closers. Rosenthal, Grilli, and Street. On my bench I have Billy Hamilton, Nolan Arenado, Jimmy Rollins, Justin Masterson, and Yordano Ventura. Was thinking about dropping Rollins, but my starting SS is Segura, who is hurt. May need Rollins to fill in for awhile. My options are,1. Go ahead and drop Rollins for Soria. 2. Drop one of my other closers, if Soria is more preferable to what I already have. 3. Stand pat because the three closers I have will be enough. 4. Drop one of my other bench players for Soria. Any help would be appreciated.

coachgonzo
coachgonzo
Reply to  Scooterboy
8 years ago

@Scooterboy: rollins is poo, all set at closer get best available free agent in an 8 team league imo

Scooterboy
Scooterboy
Reply to  coachgonzo
8 years ago

@coachgonzo: Villar, Jeter, Gordon, and Miller are all still available. Who would you prefer to Rollins for my SS backup in case Segura isn’t ready to go opening day.

Scooterboy
Scooterboy
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: I’ve got Pujols at my CI. I picked up Arenado, because I have Longoria at third, and with his injury history, I wanted a backup. I guess I don’t need all those bench hitters huh?

coachgonzo
coachgonzo
8 years ago

The coach says: ROY is y.ventura. Sleeper: d. Gordon. Comeback: Pineda. Infatuation: Giancarlo 4 ever Bust: Kemp Mvpitcher : Jofer Mvhitter Harper

coachgonzo
coachgonzo
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: He passed the coaches eye test the handful of times I watched him in spring. Thinking Juan Pierre when he was good. He will be ss\2b egilible too.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

breakout player of the year (sleeper). sounds like narcoleptic Hulk.

Ghost of the Disappeared
Ghost of the Disappeared
8 years ago

Jay: You must feel like you have struck””” Gold!””” with all these folks responding on the FBB side – after life in the gulag.

Great questions! Only to be followed on by a bunch of mouth-breathers who can’t follow instructions – excepting = The Thumb.

ROY: Tanaka, as he has the least in his way to a full season of success.

Comeback: Ryan Braun – With The Thumb here – Braun should pick it up where he left off.

Infatuation: Who else? Mr. Full Figure of the Decade, Billy Butler. I have this kinky affection for all things regarding the KC Royals with no reason for it to be so what so ever. Isn’t Billy cute in his uniform.

Bust: Robinson Cano Thumb, I’m starting not to like you – You keep stealing my picks… Just Kidding.. Hhhmmmm?

OK! I toss Ellsbury and Reed up in the air and see who lands face first first. Reed wins… Or is that loses? Zona cozy confineis is a tough place to make a living as a pitcher. Especially with Putz humping the manager’s leg for a shot at the 9th. These 2 are not good enough, though

NO NO NO!!! I just remembered, Chris Davis of the Birds is my man for the job. DOA, you heard it first here on RazzBall!!!

MVPitcher: Strausburg? – The Nats have a team that may do it all. No way, Jose

It’s Kershaw, Who wins over 25 games, pushes 30 wins and gets 250 plus Ks along the way. That RazzBall is telling folks not to draft him in the top 6 is nonsense IMO He should be worthy of a #1 pick – without criticism.IMO

MVHitter: Shocker!!!! Adam Jones is the MVP.

Not many are aware of this sad worrisome fact, that the popular choice, poor Mike Trout, has fish scales growing out from between his toes and they will bother him all year – maybe the rest of his career and life.

There is no know cure for the “”” Ichthyopathic Lepisodopeia Dermatitis Syndrome””” – It is a rare crossover disease that is both physiological and psychological in its origins.

It is most commonly found in people from families who have fishy last names. So it may come of little surprise, it is also rumored that Mike Carp has already exhibited the early signs of having it. But, he is off topic as this is an MVP discussion.

To those MLB players who maybe concerned, NO, it is not sexually transmittable, so you cannot get it in a MLB shower room.

The first early signs of a player having the disease are: The player is found left sitting alone ( looking woebegone and making funny Os with his lips as he repeatedly opens and closes his mouth) at one end of the dugout with the rest of the team at the opposite far end of the dugout or they are illegally standing on the field fanning their faces with their ballcaps or they are holding their noses, mouth-breathing ad making faces when near him. ***( this is a problem for the umpire crew – who are aware of the issue from being around the suffering player on the bases on in the batters box ) *** and as you may have already guessed, a strong pervading odor of rotting fish (Trimethylaminuria) is found to be emitting from the sufferers of this strange and horrible malady.

Don’t be surprised if you see the players, the umpires and the fans seated near the field wearing swimmer’s nose clips this season at Red Sox and Halo games.

Jay? Are you ready for tomorrow? I’m as excited as a child on the night before Xmas.

Ghost of the Disappeared
Ghost of the Disappeared
Reply to  Ghost of the Disappeared
8 years ago

@Ghost of the Disappeared:

Forgot Sleeper and Breakout: So I’ll combine them in Austin Jackson. He is maybe being moved to the heart of the order 5th – I think, he’ll make, it work – 20+ / 20+ is possible with a spike back to positive a BA, a large rise in RBIs with near the same in RUNs. He has been doing the beginnings of a Rios act. If that is what we have, then draft him every other year. And this is the year to do it in ESPN

Ghost of the Disappeared
Ghost of the Disappeared
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay:

Jay: I can’t talk anymore during the drafts – I found, I was doing my searches in the wrong box and broadcasting them to the other owners – upsetting to me and many other owners – I’ve had 2 death threats already…

Besides, I type and spell terribly.

And last of all, like on here, I have really nothing to say.

The Thumb
The Thumb
Reply to  Ghost of the Disappeared
8 years ago

@Ghost of the Disappeared: Mr. Ghost, it’s okay, I still like you. Great minds think alike.

ashtray
ashtray
8 years ago

I drafter Profar just before the news came out. Would you be ok with giving up Dickey (my 7th best pitcher) for Brad Miller?

12 team h2h categories
Batters – R, HR, RBI, SB, Ave, K, OBP
Pitchers – W, SV, K ,ERA, WHIP, L, QS

mcBlunty
mcBlunty
8 years ago

was rolling with profar as my 2b, with him out best options available are rendon and dozier, or i can move gyorko from 3b to 2b and pick up freese, not great options, leaning towards rendon

Frank Own uh..
Frank Own uh..
8 years ago

I’m so hooked to this site my wife is gonna take away my iPad and kindle, so this comes from the iPhone straight from the basement shizz zone and I don’t care! @Grey and @J-FOH…you prob don’t remember a discussion from 2 weeks ago debating btw. Jay Bruce and Freeman, but if u do I’ll tell ya it was moot bc the guy b4 me took Bruce so I scooped up Freeman…here’s how it turned out. btw 4 keeper,5×5 10 team , but we use k/9 instead of k’s with only 35 inning min so closers go too early sometimes
c-Castro (216,last rnd)
1b-Freeman (45, technically 5th overall)
2b-Gyorko (136)
3b-Encarnacion (keeper)
ss- Andrus (65)
Of-Braun (keeper)
Of-Ellsbury (keeper)
OF- Alex Rios (56, gave me razzwood)
Of- Beltran (96)
Ut-Napoli (165)
Bn- Middlebrooks(176,eh)
Bn- Bourjos (205)

Sp-Scherzer(keeper)
Sp-Teheran (85)
Sp-Moore (105)
RP-Rosenthal (76, chapman went 5th rnd)
RP-Frieri (116)
P-Rodney(125)
P-Sonny Gray(145)
Bn -Rex brothers-(hope he wins the job)
Bn-Porcello(185)
Bn-Johnson(dropped already)

Any areas with a glaring weakness?? I appreciate any feedback and wish Columbus Oh had a football team for the 32in32in32! Cleveland (Browns, not Tribe…they are the shizz) and Cincy just give our state such a bad name…The buckeyes are better than both!

—Dedicated Razzballian

Frank Own uh..
Frank Own uh..
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: Thanks Jay!

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  Frank Own uh..
8 years ago

@Frank Own uh..: Can we hire this guy?

The Thumb
The Thumb
8 years ago

I decided to play your little game:

ROY: Jose Abreu (clear shot at playing time with 30+ homer upside? No other rookies have that)
Sleeper: Kole Calhoun (If he stays in the leadoff spot he could be Shin Soo Choo. Could not. It’s a sleeper.)
Comeback: Ryan Braun (If he goes 90/27/100/.300/20 isn’t he basically Carlos Gonzalez? Braun is a steal in the second round IMO)
Infatuation: Carlos Beltran (age is nothing but a number right???)
Bust: Robinson Cano (I don’t think he’ll be worthless, but I’ll let someone else take him and then reach for Gyorko later)
MVPitcher: Chris Sale (Grey’s stat that he was the only 9+ K/9 and sub2 bb/9 other than Harvey sold me. That and he’s going anywhere from 40-50)
MVHitter: Mike Trout (only player in Fantasy that is elite in every stat)

Spyre
Spyre
8 years ago

drop skaggs for erasmo ramirez?

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Spyre
8 years ago

@Spyre: HURRY

coachgonzo
coachgonzo
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: I felt like I just stole the signs from the other fellow rcl owners , who (myself included)completely overlooked him. Thanks for the tip

RandomItalicizedVoice
RandomItalicizedVoice
8 years ago

Minor criticism: There has to be a better way to display the picks than this embedded google doc.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  RandomItalicizedVoice
8 years ago

@RandomItalicizedVoice: #GoodCall

R3velation129
R3velation129
8 years ago

How are you guys feeling about Brandon Morrow? He was a top of the rotation guy in 2010 and 2011 and has been an injury risk, but he seems like he is healthy going into this year and if he can stay healthy is he worth drafting as one of your last picks? You dont get 200 plus K pitchers every day.

R3velation129
R3velation129
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: I guess at the end of the day would you go Morrow or Hutchinson? Thats my real question right now.

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: I’ve been burned by Morrow too many times but I’m taking him ahead of Hutch. Hutch having a nice spring but he’s just back from TJ and it’s the AL East. Morrow’s at least had success in the division.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: Hutchinson without question

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Hutchinson has 29 Major League innings. I understand there’s a buzz because with 16 Ks in 9 spring innings but guys coming off TJ are notorious for having control issues and the AL East takes walks.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Nick the Podcast Host
8 years ago

@Nick the Podcast Host: aren’t you the radio guy? i just watched video talking about leaving the questions to the “experts.” Yet, its not happening. I probably wouldn’t draft either of them unless deep league. But if forced to choose, why pick up morrow. Capozzi is talking bout walks, and Morrow is one of worst Ive ever seen with control, so theres that.

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: I’m not drafting Morrow. It’s more the Hutch hype that’s making me yearn for a shot of Maple Syrup.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Nick the Podcast Host
8 years ago

@Nick the Podcast Host: still worth a flyer with your last pick

Pete Nice
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: @Nick the Podcast Host: @Tehol Beddict: If Hutch wins the Cy do I get invited to the Razzball Holiday Party or at least take home a Leg Lamp?

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: i thought about it, but he’s looked horrific as of late. gonna have to wait on him

R3velation129
R3velation129
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Yea I think I am going to go Hutchy. Do you guys have any idea when people will be placed on the DL, I see the likes of say Corbin have already been put on the DL, but I have Josh Johnson and would like to hold on to him to maybe try to put in a trade package later on or find some use for him, when will he be placed on the DL?

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: i thought it happened right when the season started but I could be wrong. Yea, it sucks to have hold these guys when I want to DL them now. Morrow looks finished.

R3velation129
R3velation129
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Awesome thanks a lot, Last one now, Hutchison or The Eraser Erasmo Ramirez, both have been pretty lights out, and everyone and their mother was raving and ranting about the eraser last year, this spring he has a 0.96 ERA and appears to be a lock for that last rotation spot. So who do you go with, thanks in advance brosetta stone.

Josh O.
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: Erasmo by a mile

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  R3velation129
8 years ago

@R3velation129: yea erasmo for sho

Jason
Jason
8 years ago

I drafted Scheppers not realizing that he’s now a starter. I was able to draft Scherzer, Teheran, Gray, Bailey and Cobb. Should I keep him for a bit or should I drop since I only wanted to carry 5 starters or just run with 6 for a bit?

Josh O.
Reply to  Jason
8 years ago

@Jason: I really don’t like Scheppers as a starter. K rate isn’t very good (sub 7k/9) and hasn’t pitched more than 77 innings in any season.

The Guru
The Guru
8 years ago

I thought sleeper pick was which player is likely to spend a night with Tehol. Abreu and the obvious language barrier would work in Tehol’s favor.

Josh O.
Reply to  The Guru
8 years ago

@The Guru: It all makes so much sense now!

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  The Guru
8 years ago

@The Guru: language barrier is always a plus. except when dealing with Thai she-males.

Grumpy Bench Coach
Grumpy Bench Coach
8 years ago

There are lots of ways to Baez getting playing time – Castro plays like last year, Castro’s leg doesn’t heal well, someone moving to 3rd or 2nd – but assuming that Castro is doing better than last year, does that slow down the Baez love train?

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Grumpy Bench Coach
8 years ago

@Grumpy Bench Coach: As a Cubs fan, I’d love to see Baez up ASAP, but I think the Super Two status will prevent him from coming up before June. I suppose they could negotiate a long-term deal, but hopefully it turns out better than the Astros and Springer.

Principal Blackman
Principal Blackman
8 years ago

If anybody has any unexpected openings in an RCL that has yet to draft, hit me up. I find myself craving another team.

Grey
Admin
8 years ago

I will say we did not get the break down of what “Most Valuable Pitcher” or Hitter meant like what’s in this post… I was thinking the Mariners will win the AL West and Cano will win the MVP, and Teheran will win the Cy Young… Was a bit confused when we had ROY for one pick and MVP for another, but MVP was meant fantasy and ROY was meant real world…Was further confused when there was only one ROY with two leagues… However I will stand by my picks (if I end up right)…

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Agreed, was a bit confused on some of it myself. I thought it was all fantasy-driven. Oh well, at least I don’t remember who I even picked at this point.

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Interesting pick of the Mariners winning the AL West. Do you see them making any more moves or winning with what they already have?

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

I put money on them in Vegas to win the World Series! Maybe they make moves in July…. F-Her, Hisashi, Walker and Erasmo will be hard for another AL West team to beat then they can go through the playoffs…

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Well good luck! I wouldn’t be too surprised to see it happen considering that rotation like you said. Playing the Astros enough should also help by keeping a wild card spot in that division.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

Thanks! It was terrible odds, and a bad bet, but I was in Vegas and they had World Series odds so I went for it… Rudy went with Rangers…

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Yeah worth a shot considering the odds. I’m assuming Rudy’s payout would be much less than yours…

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

Not as much less as you might think 15-1 to 18-1

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I can only assume that Vegas either knew about Rangers injuries beforehand, or was responsible for them. Makes me wonder what their odds for the Braves were.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

I think they were a top 5 favorite… With the Dodgers, Red Sox and Cardinals…

Cole
Cole
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I took WAS to win the WS a month ago at 18-1. They are 12-1 now. With the Braves falling apart the door is wide open to make the playoffs for sure

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

Yeah, I meant that @Sky

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I’m married. I’m used to everything being my fault.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

Mrs. Sky is right

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Always…even when she’s wronger than 90% of the images on 4Chan, she is still right.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

We won’t point this comment out to her ever (unless we need to)….

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Damn you internets! You never forget!

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

@Sky: Amen.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

why would anyone pick Baez if its whole MLB??? with Tanaka, ABreu and Hamilton already all starting from day 1? that makes zero sense.

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

Why would everyone who did this assume those three you listed will have great years? That makes zero sense, too.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

@Sky:

Confusion is to Tehol as Wet is to Water.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: Kid A, the undercover Beddcit Groupie. I gave you the chance of leaving me league and even after everyone wanted you kicked out, I chose to keep you. Yet here you are again, running off at the mouth. silence yourself

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

Oh yeah?

From our league:

Power to the People

In an attempt to avoid losing and what will certainly lead to a nervous breakdown, Tehol is looking to remove Kid A from the League. What to do with this troublemaker, Kid A?

29%
Off with his head! (2 votes)

71%
Keep him: I love me some fireworks. (5 votes)

Total Votes: 7 (One per Owner)

You should have gotten rid of me when you had the chance.
I look forward to a full season of our friendly exchanges.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: that was before you kept exploding during draft. i was sent private messages asking that remove you from the league. you could have joined another league. feel free to do so. I had voted to keep u also. i would never kick someone out of a league. but your insubordination is beginning to wear thin.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

Private messages?
The same way you book your stripper gigs?
That’s fascinating.
I can’t believe I’ve worn my “insubordination” thin already.
Silly me, I need to work on my throttle.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: well feel free to put up a bet. because the offer is on the table

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

You win: I never post again.

I win: You never post again.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: I was going to offer that but I have a legally binding contract that goes against that. how about $1,000 bucks instead?

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

Legally binding contract…HA!…

Does your endorsement deal with MENSA get voided if you stop writing your articles?

Money doesn’t shut you up.

That’s all I want.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: or u could just not read my posts or play in my RCL leagues. that might work for you. Just an idea

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: what did he do (to those doucebags) to get them to have the comish throw him out?

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: Please tell me that this is Tehol’s other account

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

@Tom Jacks: however I will give Kid A a kudos on getting Erasmo in last round of the draft as well as Sonny gray. He caught me slipping

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

It was the Miami Erasmo, you bonehead…

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: oh then never mind. hahahah. u didn’t catch me slipping. ur team is a disgrace, as is your commentary. minus your vote and if i switched my vote, you would be voted out of my league. Im done with you. i don’t have patience for pigeons

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

You’re a disgrace to the readers and the rest of the writers on this site.

Don’t forget – you started all this by telling readers to go F themselves in the comments section.

Forgive me for pressing the issue.

Troy: The Collector
white sox guy
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: kid u walked right into that lol

Troy: The Collector
white sox guy
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: kid u walked right into that one lol

Troy: The Collector
white sox guy
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: srry for double post

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: i didn’t tell “readers” to go F themselves. I told YOU to go F yourself for trying to insult me on other parts of message board after getting in my RCL league. I’m still not sure why you didn’t just join another writers league since you despise me at this level. That is the main issue here.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

Because beating you is going to be such a joy, my little bikini-waxed friend.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: im willing to place a wager of whatever amount of money you come up with. and am also open to any other form of wager you can come up with. You will lose

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict:

That second part was a little creepy…

Did you just offer to blow me?!?!

Dudes aren’t my thing, but I respect your lifestyle.

Nick The Podcast Host
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

@Dano: @Tom Jacks: Tom on top of things as per the norm.

Ra'zball Al Ghul
Ra'zball Al Ghul
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

@Tom Jacks: That’s what i’m starting to think!

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: and if Bogearts is eligible, he to is obvious choice over Baez. someone explain this to me

Josh O.
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: See: Wil Myers, 2013

Josh O.
Reply to  Josh O.
8 years ago

@Josh O.: Myers carried my team for a good while last year. Well worth stashing. Baez could do the same. He’s going to be a monster at a position that doesnt have many/any

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Josh O.
8 years ago

@Josh O.: thanks for pointing that out Josh O. I was unaware of who WIll Myers was

Josh O.
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Happy to oblige

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Josh O.
8 years ago

@Josh O.: i have will myers fat head in my fantasy closet. what a stallion

Big W
Big W
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Baez probably has the highest upside of the rookie candidates. I see your point about him probably not playing until June. I’d just like to point out that J-Fern didn’t make the opening day big league roster and was called up right around most think Baez will be this season and he got the ROY…based on that, I think it is very possible Baez gets it.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago
Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Mike
8 years ago

@Mike: Im not following this Michael. Feel free to divulge

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: I love me some Baez, but that’s exactly why I didn’t pick him for ROY. I’d be surprised to see him before get called up June.

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

@Tom Jacks: And apparently staring at Tehol’s prophecy has rendered me unable to type. #ElderGods

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Tom Jacks
8 years ago

@Tom Jacks: The bat could be legendary and I suppose Castro could re-injure himself and make ROY a definite possibility. My point is Tanaka is going to be rock solid, Hamilton has ability to break steals record and is starting from day one, and Abreu is chosen by most to hit 25-30 bombs and these are all much more sure things, in my humble opinion. And that’s without mentioning Bogearts, who’s the best of them all. I apologize for any razz beefs I started. its like the WWE up in here.

Tom Jacks
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Right, his competition will be tough. I also see Theo waiting on Baez to avoid Super Two status.

Ra'zball Al Ghul
Ra'zball Al Ghul
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: The Baez love runs deep here and is a very sensitive subject…

coachgonzo
coachgonzo
Reply to  Ra'zball Al Ghul
8 years ago

@Ra’zball Al Ghul: proud owner of baez in 2 RCL’s. Bryce Harper too! Who just told me he will powerbomb anyone who messes with Tehol! Its true!

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

I would probably change rookie of the year to Tanaka on mine but Abreu has decent shot. These were all rushed as I was traveling and doing via phone without much thought, but in looking now, I’d say I was pretty spot on. Lock it up. Would have liked specifics on what makes MVP. I would take Trout over anybody without question but based on where Harper going, he my MVP.

P.S. “The Fountain” BLOWS WHALE C*CK

Dano
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Trout is the MVP of everything baseball – except eloquent speach

Jon S
Jon S
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: Just wanted to say I love you for the Malazan name.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Jon S
8 years ago

@Jon S: I love you back

A Hill O' Beans
A Hill O' Beans
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: I can’t believe for a second that you didn’t have Xander as the ROY considering where you are taking him in drafts. For shame!

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  A Hill O' Beans
8 years ago

@A Hill O’ Beans: i forgot he was even a rookie! I was in an airport and rushed by Jaywrong to get in my picks. Bogearts is the real pick

A Hill O' Beans
A Hill O' Beans
Reply to  Tehol Beddict
8 years ago

@Tehol Beddict: So what you’re saying is you’ve been wronged by JayWrong? I can buy that. At least you were true with Harper as your MVP Hitter.

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: i can never tell a lie

gerard curcerello
gerard curcerello
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: exotic swallower

Dano
8 years ago

I went Nicky C for ROY b/c of the RBI counting stat. I like the Alex Wood one! I’ll go him in NL with Baez not being up until after May if that winds up being the case…he roy elig?!

Chris Sale will throw 2.5 no hitters. 2 full ones a weather shortened one!

Salazar will go 15-2.75-1.15-190

Ruggiano will go 70-25-75-20-255 and be your poor man’s Puig.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Dano
8 years ago

@Dano: Puig already talking about his aches and pains. How many games does he play

Jeremy
Reply to  Dano
8 years ago

@Dano: Yeah, someone likes my pick! I wasn’t mentioned in the article at all :(

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

I like St. Louis Wong as my ROY.

Paulie Allnuts
Paulie Allnuts
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay: No that’s Some-Ting-Wong (racish)