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Corbin Burnes was traded to the Orioles, and, only a few days earlier, Peter Angelos sold the Orioles, saying to the new owners, “Treat this team with the respect she deserves. Every part of her. Down to the staples on this contract. By the way, if you don’t need the staples, I usually take them out and save them so I can use them again down the road. Crazy the amount of people that discard perfectly good staples. I have one staple I used on a court document — someone was suing me for back pay — and I used that one staple, like, sixteen more times.”

So, the AL East just got even stronger. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a 100-win team come in 3rd in the AL East, and an 84-win team win the AL Central. Goofy stuff, indeed. The deal itself was:

Seems ridiculously short on the return. Burnes, on the other hand, is an ace. This doesn’t change him. If anything, it strengthens him because Camden Miles is such a huge park. Still wouldn’t draft him, but I imagine this will only make it harder for some people to not do just that. He was updated in the top 20 starters. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this offseason in fantasy baseball:

DL Hall – Traded to the Brewers. Hall’s either going to replace Devin Williams when he’s randomly traded, because the Brewers are in constant rebuild mode, or Hall is going to be a sexy eh-eff starter, because the Brewers do nothing but churn out lights-out starters. Hall’s shown terrible command as a starter, and impeccable control as a reliever, so what do we see? Hate to cop out, but somewhere in the middle? Prolly. His stuff is good enough to draft as a flyer, and the Brewers didn’t just trade Burnes for him to make him their rando 7th inning guy. He was updated in the top 100 starters.

Jakob Junis – Signed by the Brewers. Brewers have a whole rotation of “on another team, this guy is a long man out of the pen.” Seriously, they have Wade Miley, Peralta and pray for a shortened game.

Joey Ortiz – Traded to the Brewers. He looks like every middle infidel you don’t really want in fantasy, but has value because he goes 12/12/.270 with counting stats. He’s Jeff McNeil but with upside. Call him Jeff McCeiling. Likely better in real baseball, but only barely. He was added to the 2nd basemen rankings.

Rhys Hoskins – Signed with the Brewers. So, I kinda love this signing for Hoskins’s value. You know how people try to accentuate their tan by holding a sheet of aluminum foil in front of their face? You don’t? Hmm, maybe it’s a Jersey thing. Any hoo! Do that, but with Launch Angles! Reflect Hoskins’s Launch Angle onto Yelich! Then you’d have one perfect, 2019 Yelich again! It’s brilliant! Thank me later. If the aluminum foil reflection trick doesn’t work, can Hoskins’s Launch Angle sneeze on Yelich? No? Okay. So, I do like this move for Hoskins’s value, but he still has to be healthy, which we can’t say 100% yet. This is about as perfect a landing spot as you’re gonna find for him though. Updated in the 1st basemen rankings.

Gary Sanchez – Signed with the Brewers. “I will slip and nay-nay when the crowd cheers yay yay.” That’s Bernie Brewer talking about going down the slide on Gary Sanchez homers. Solid landing spot for Sanchez, as he should have DH and backup catcher at-bats. Catchers rankings updated.

Teoscar Hernandez – Signed with…can you guess? There’s one team in the major leagues. Can you guess their name? It sounds like Rodgers. Fodgers? No, not Fodgers. That’s what Goldmember called his father. It’s the Dodgers! Damn, I thought you would’ve guessed that. The hilarious thing is I googled how many teams are there in MLB and there are 29 other baseball teams, supposedly! Can you name another team that signed someone this offseason? I didn’t think so! Okay, enough of the foolery, Tommy Boy, we have a Teoscar to hand out in Los Angeles…the best pitcher Teoscar goes to…A joke I will make 32 times this year! Or thereabouts, depending on how many ding-dongs he puts up. I love Teoscar, but maybe a skosh more than is warranted. He does average, like, 25 homers a year with a .255 average. It’s not exactly incredible, but he is in the best park and team to succeed. Updated in the top 40 outfielders.

James Paxton – Signed with the Dodgers. Well, they can’t all be winners, pronounced like weiner and the best weiners are Dodger Dogs, whoa. This signing kinda jams up the Dodgers’ 5th rotation spot for more interesting names (Sheehan, Stone), but, reality of the shituation, they’re all one big combo meal of 5th starters. Plus, the Dodgers will be in a six man rotation for the majority of the season, if I had to guess. He was updated in the top 100 starters.

Joey Gallo – Signed with the Nats. Gallo seems like one of the good guys in baseball, but an awful signing. Just a prospblock. Nats should be ashamed of themselves. Why wouldn’t you play Kieboom or Yepez and see what you have? Not saying they’re great, but see what you have! Just such a Giant Dummy Organization. I hate GDOs.

Shota Imanaga – Signed with the Cubs. You know what this means? The Cubs are not gonna waste their–No, they’re not going to waste their–Shota is 30 years old, and has years of iffiness in Japan (unlike Yamamoto). Recently, Shota’s been lights outa. Last year, he went 2.66 ERA, 1.02 WHIP with 188 Ks in 159 IP, that’s 10.6 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9. He works off a 94.4 MPH fastball (maxes out at 96.2); 73.1 MPH curve; a 84 MPH splitter and 82.8 MPH slider. You basically need to be the eliteiest (it’s a word because I say so!) of the eliteiest to make it work here, and I think he’s just below that level. He gave up a few too many homers in NPB — here’s a comp: Yamamoto allowed two homers all year; Shota gave up 18. In Wrigley? He could get bombed out. His command is solid, but Yu Darvish was a 0.83 WHIP pitcher in Japan before coming here. Shota’s ranked around the same spot on our Steamer rankings, and I feel comfortable with him being a fantasy five to six. In shallower leagues, if you wanted to reach for him to be a number four? Sure, that’s fine, but I’m expecting some blow ups. He was updated in the top 80 starters.

Michael Busch – Traded to the Cubs. There’s a sign on the Cubs’ front office wall that reads, “Don’t ever play Mervis.” When members of the front office come to work, they must tap the sign. So, like a 70’s porn director, my teams might have a lot of Busch. I was originally out on him when he was on the Dodgers, but his Statcast plays well: a potential 91-92 MPH EV AVG, 12% walk rate, 27% K-rate guy, who could hit in the .240 to .260 range with power. Schwarber without the huge drain on average, but an almost guaranteed platoon. He was updated in the top 20 3rd basemen.

Jordan Hicks – Signed with the Giants. They said they’re going to let him be a starter. You, “Hicks’s stats are so good, if you prorate that out to 150 IP, he’s an ace!” That’s true! Reminds me of the time [a team name] said [insert player name] would be stretched out to be a starter and [insert player name] got to about March 15th as a starter, then went back to relieving. Like Hicks value more as a setup man for Doval, but I’ll be their huckleberry for now and pretend he’s a starter. That leaves us with how many innings he is even capable of throwing. FanGraphs has him at 115 IP; Rudy has him at 81 2/3 IP; I have him at:  2024 Projections: 7-4/3.44/1.33/106 in 91 IP, and ranked in the top 100 starters.

Robbie Ray – Traded to the Giants. Robbie Ray, in those skintight pants, in San Fran? Oh daddy’s gonna eat for free if he wants. Solid pickup for 2025, but I don’t see him getting enough innings for 2024 to be a viable draft pick, so he’s unranked in the top 100 starters and unprojected.

David Robertson – Signed with the Rangers. Welp, there goes the Rangers’ clear plan to go with P.W. Leclerc as their closer. JKJ has his bullpen chart updated, but I don’t agree with his Rangers’ pen, as you can see from my top 500.

Corey Seager – Had hernia surgery. *cough, cough* “Not great.” That was the nurse. I wonder if I’ll still get a lot of people complaining I’m too low on Seager in my rankings. He is supposed to return around Opening Day. I’m leaving him where I have him for now in shortstops rankings, but that might change if we get close to the season and he’s got no ETA.

Matt Carpenter – Signed with the Cards. Love this move for the Cardinals. Every team has to have one mustachioed man, based on the new rules, and the Cards got one of the best.

Alex Wood – Signed with the VegA’s. I can see the big, bright neon signs already: Come To Vegas For Wood. Hmm, maybe those signs are already at Spearmint Rhino. Wood has some of the worst peripherals I’ve ever seen and now on a team that might lose 110 games, so pull pud and pass on Wood.

Ross Stripling – Traded to the A’s. Soon to be Vegas Stripling. He had a 5.36 ERA last year and now goes to a team that might give him two wins in 30 starts? Hmm, gonna pass!

Mitch Haniger – Traded to the Mariners. Could he have one more year where he stays healthy for 155+ games? No. To give you a little longer reasoning: Nooooooooooooo. Updated in the top 100 outfielders.

Luke Raley – Traded to the Mariners. Dipoto saw a market inefficiency and will head into the 2024 season with Julio Rodriguez and 8 DHs. Updated in the 1st basemen rankings.

Jorge Polanco – Traded to the Mariners. Dipoto wanted JoPo? That makes JoPoto! Is that something? It sounds like a tertiary character in the Star Wars universe. “You remember when JoPoto was in the Cantina with Greedo?” Sincerely, you say, “No, I don’t, nerd.” I saw that Polanco was traded to the Mariners and the first thing I did was look at their projected lineup, and I saw Polanco hitting third and I did a small little cackle. Um, okay. I guess in theory, but he still hasn’t been able to stay on the field and the park doesn’t get better in Seattle. I upped his projections a little, but I’m still far from excited for him. Updated him in the 2nd basemen rankings. Also, updated Willi Castro, because Polanco left.

Gregory Santos – Traded to the M’s, which is whatever, I guess. Oh, wait a second, he was the White Sox closer. Looking at the bullpen chart to see who their closer is now…BREBBIA! That looks like an internet acronym for “Be right back I’m going to vomit.” Closers are all projected in my top 500.

Anthony DeSclafani – Traded to the Twins. Disco is one of those guys who is way more valuable in AL-Only leagues than you’d guess and has little to no value in mixed leagues, outside of occasional streams.

Carlos Santana – Signed with the Twins. I always say stuff about Baldelli being a Big Big Dummy platooning nearly everyone, but I bet Santana is like the one guy besides Correa that isn’t platooned. Doesn’t mean he (or Correa) stays on the field, though to add a caveat on a caveat, Santana has had better health than 90% of the Twins’ lineup. Updated in the 1st basemen rankings.

Jose Caballero – Traded to the Rays. In my top 20 2nd basemen, I end the post with Taylor Walls, and it’s between Caballero and Walls for shortstop — Cabwallero? They’re not that dissimilar either. Walls is coming back from hip surgery, but due to be ready for Opening Day. Why I ranked Walls and not Caballero is simply because Walls has better matchups for Cash. If you want Caballero instead of Walls, then Caballero to your heart’s desire!

Richie Palacios – Traded to the Rays.

“Siri, what does Palacios mean?”

“A platoon?”

Hope not for Siri’s case. It’s impossible to rank or project Palacios until we see how things shake out in the spring. My guess is it’s Aranda or Palacios at DH for the Rays, but we’ll see. Neither will be full-time players either way.

Yariel Rodriguez – Signed with the Jays. Finally, the Jays get their big import from Japan! Going from Ohtani to Yariel Rodriguez is like going from listening to Taylor Swift to listening to an old man talk about how Taylor Swift is ruining the NFL. Yariel hasn’t thrown more than 100 IP since 2018, and has spent the last few years in Japan as a reliever. I’d guess the Jays use him as a long man, and he doesn’t have much fantasy value as of right now.

Sean Manaea – Signed with the Mets. He becomes the 2nd Samoan Mets player of all-time. The first was Bartolo Colon–Oh, wait, he just ate Samoa cookies. That’s my bad. Manaea feels like Quintana, Part Deux. Call him Josecanyouseeifyou Squintana. He was updated in the top 100 starters.

Harrison Bader – Signed with the Mets. Something I’m not totally clear on is why Bader is largely forgotten in early drafts. We’re talking an ADP of 600 overall. He makes more sense at the leadoff spot than Nimmo, and way more than McNeil, and, even if he’s batting at the bottom of the order, he hit 12 homers and stole 37 bags combined in his last 600-ish ABs. Will he ever stay on the field for 600 ABs? No, but he’s decent when he is healthy. Updated in the top 80 outfielders.

Shintaro Fujinami – Signed with the Mets. The Mets’ moves seem informed by darts thrown at a board. His ERA last year was 7.18, sooooo…we’ll see I guess.

Marcus Stroman – Signed with the Yankees. If you’re into real life drama, then may I suggest you grab some popcorn because, gurrrl, The Stroman Show with the Yanks is going to be us sippin’ tea like we got Tetley stock. Looking forward to the boos after he gives up four earned in five innings and flips off the Hasids coming up the tunnel. If none of that makes any sense to you, bless your smooth brain, I wish I had it. For fantasy? Meh, he’s okay for ratios and maybe wins. Hopefully his hip is fine, because it clearly hurt his usually pinpoint control. He never strikes out many, which is fine, but if his command isn’t there, it could be tough sledding. I’m fine with the flyer for a 5th fantasy starter, but the upside here seems slight, like him standing. He was updated in the top 80 starters.

Joc Pederson – Signed with the Diamondbacks. Tommy Pham is punching air right now. “Those DBags!!!” That’s Tommy Pham yelling at his phone, while reading the signing news. Pederson has one of the clearest downward career trajectories I’ve seen, and he’s no longer great, if he ever was. Updated in the top 100 outfielders.

Miguel Sano – Signed with the Angels. Wow, just that easy to replace Ohtani’s lost production. Well done.

Aaron Hicks – Signed with the Angels. Finally, a platoon bat for Trout! Angels are making some incredibly astute moves this offseason. Don’t let them know Fernando Rodney’s attempting a comeback. Angels said Hicks will be an everyday player, which is so goddamn funny I can’t even. Moving on before I turn into a skull emoji.

Trey CabbageAngels released him, then the Astros were like, “Uh, the Angels signed Aaron Hicks and released Cabbage, who just went 30/30 last year in Triple-A?” The Astros acquired Cabbage in a trade that will absolutely look terrible in retrospect. Lettuce count the ways.

Woo-Suk Go – Signed by the Padres. She Suk on my Woo until I Go. Padres stocking up on late-inning Asian imports, after signing Yuki Matsui earlier. I haven’t the faintest how the 9th inning will go for the Padres but my guess is the closer is in this order: Yuki, Suarez then Go. My rationale is Yuki was paid to be the closer, Go wasn’t, and Suarez is kinda whatever, and he was there last year and didn’t even get one vulture save (I know Hader was there, but there’s guys who are still there that got vulture saves before Suarez). Any hoo! Woo-Suk Go is projected in the top 500.

Prelander Berroa – Traded to the White Sox. First off, I loved The Highlander, so I can’t wait to see the prequel, Prelander. If you see my top 500, you can sort by White Sox and RP and see I have Berroa as the lead there for saves, if only barely.

Brett Phillips – Signed with the White Sox. Hey, 25 of 30 teams aren’t trying, so not picking on the White Sox, but their owner is 87 years old. Is he installing bank drawers in his casket?

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VinWins
VinWins
12 days ago

“I’m an older player now, and I’m not perfect anymore,” Paxton told reporters

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
12 days ago

20 team roto category keeper league. We can keep up to 20 major league players and 10 minor league eligible players. Who would be your drops? Thanks!

Major League Players (need to drop at least 8)

C S Perez
1B Y Diaz
2B Westburg
SS Witt
3B Henderson
OF Reynolds
OF Mullins
OF Frelick
UT Turner
UT Candelario
BN Rizzo
BN McCormick
BN Pederson
BN Grandal
BN Frazier

SP: Buehler, Gilbert, Cease, Grayson, Means, Priester, Gibson, T Williams, Liberatore

RP: Bednar, Barlow, T Rogers (SF), Mayza

Minor League Players (keep up to 10)

Hitters: Foscue, Wells, DeLauter, Veen, Norby, Beck, Beavers, M Wagner

Pitchers: Misiorowski, C Winn, Bachman

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
12 days ago

Trea Turner lol…sorry

Mike Hincho
Mike Hincho
12 days ago

Had 11th pick, took in order:
1st – Olson
2nd – Yordan
3rd – CJ Abrams
4th – Gunnar
5th – Nico
6th – Schwarber

Hindsight should I have went SP or RP instead of Scwarber? Standard 5 x 5 league, but league mates went Pitcher crazy. Strider, Cole, Burnes, Gausman, Wheeler, Nola, Fried, Skubal, Lopez, Castillo, Glasnow, Yamamoto, Gallen, Kirby, Peralta, D. Williams, Webb, Hader were all gone before Schwarber pick. Took Duran as first SP

Mike Hincho
Mike Hincho
Reply to  Grey
12 days ago

Sorry about that.
SP – Musgrove, Greene, Merrill Kelly, Baz, Sale, Imanga, R. Stephenson

Chucky
Chucky
12 days ago

12 team keep 10 forever. No contracts
Team A sends CWalker, JLowe and Gimmenez
Team B sends Luzardo and Adolis.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
12 days ago

Hey Grey! How would you evaluate J Lowe vs a single category only monster like E Ruiz in a weekly lineups only roto standard categories league? There tends to be a resistance to platoon bats in this format but obviously Josh Lowe is a little different of a story, esp if the rays randomly do start playing him against more lefties.

I have a lot of power keeper bats (Ohtani, Yordan, Adolis, Cruz, Devers) but not a ton of guaranteed speed.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
12 days ago

Thanks! Always tough in friends/fam figuring out guys like this because of how crazy people bid sometimes hahaha

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
13 days ago

Hi Grey.

Happy Friday.

Which side would you prefer in a keeper?
A) Carroll/Tatis/EDLC
B) JRod/Chourio/Albies

Thanks,
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Thanks! Have a great weekend

Smitty
13 days ago

Think Hoss re-establishes himself with the Brew Crew and like the Santana sign with the Twinkies. Still think a couple of trades could materialize as well. I need a boxscore!

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Just had a shaker – 4.5

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
12 days ago

haha

packers2018
packers2018
13 days ago

I have the 3rd pick in a 12 team dynasty, 5×5 with OBP instead of BA.
Thinking Acuna will be gone but the field is wide open. Who would you pick?
I’m leaning Witt Jr or JRod. Anybody else come to mind?

Joey Bananas
Joey Bananas
13 days ago

Need help with my last two keepers. Keeping Wheeler, Webb, Gallen, Luzardo, Steele, so pitching is set. Also keeping Schwarber, C. Walker, K. Marte at solid values.
Which of these pairs would you keep in a 5×5 standard NL auction?

$35 Lindor + $55 T Turner for $90 ($48 to spend on the last 13 players)
$55 T Turner + $10 Adames for $65 ($73 to spend)
$43 Alonso + $10 Eury Perez for $53 ($85 to spend)
$43 Alonso + $10 Adames for $53 ($85 to spend)
$35 Lindor + $10 Adames for $45 ($93 to spend)

Keeping Alonso + Schwarber and Walker means I’m tanking AVG and SBs is a liability which has me rethinking the other SS options. Most SB guys are being kept – top available for SBs are (T Turner), (Lindor), Edman, Berti, Turang, McCarthy, and junk.

Top available expect to be Ohtani, Machado, Teoscar, Arenado, Happ, Bogaerts, and replaceable junk. Not a lot on the board and I’ll have less spending power than other teams so I’ll be limited in the draft, regardless how much money I have left.

Thank you!

Joey Bananas
Joey Bananas
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Right now I’m keeping Alonso (43) and Adames (10), dropping Turner (55) and Perez (10) due to max 10 keepers. Debating trading Alonso + Eury for Lindor to save a few bucks and have a more balanced roster. Trying to decide on which permutation I like best knowing there won’t be much I can grab in the draft.

Joey Bananas
Joey Bananas
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Keeping Christian Walker

Last edited 13 days ago by Joey Bananas
ryan_horner
ryan_horner
13 days ago

Grey, need a trade opinion in a points keeper league. I was offered Senga and pick 1.04 for Kyle Tucker and pick 5.07. So with current keepers included (we all get 5) it would end up being something like Senga/Bryce or J Ram for Tucker/Jordan Montgomery or something like that, somebody in the 140-150 range. What are your thoughts? It would give me Jordan Walker, Wyatt Langford, Senga, Kirby, Peralta and 3 1st round picks

ryan_horner
ryan_horner
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

I’d also be getting pick 1.04 and be able to get another top 10ish bat, like Bryce or J Ram or Matt Olson who will all be available at that spot. It sounds like picks 1/2/3 will go Betts/Cole/Freeman. So I could get another top bat to replace Tucker and upgrade my SP from someone down in the 40+ range to Senga. It was officially Tucker and my 5th round pick for Senga, Edwin Diaz and pick 1.04 that was offered to me.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
13 days ago

I think the best way to understand the Padres is to pretend you’re a raging narcissist GM with a Napoleon complex on top and figure it out from there. Lil’ AJ signed Suarez to a dumb contract and he pretty much has to double down and let Suarez prove that he’s worth closer money. Their manager is a Smithers level yes man retread, so he’ll have no say. At worst for Suarez, I’m guessing it’s a committee until one guy grabs it. He was basically hurt all last year, but other than one very publicly visible home run, he was very good in ’22.

I’m pretty interested in Yariel. Is it bad form to speculate about guys juicing. I have mixed feelings.. Let’s just say the Yariel had a chance to showcase himself in the WBC on the world stage and golly he somehow put like 3.5 mph on his fastball. Golly. But I’ll tell you, if that guy shows up in Toronto, he’s worth a look-see. If he has a good spring I’d put him as a very good bet to get the first crack at the 5th starter job.

Joe Haley
Joe Haley
Reply to  OaktownSteve
13 days ago

Their manager wasn’t a yes man and that is why he got let go from STL.

lwomack58
lwomack58
13 days ago

Cal or Francisco at catcher

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
13 days ago

Add Willson Contreras to this question

Thanks

frankgrimes
13 days ago

Prediction: Matt McLain flops harder than Louie Anderson on that celebrity diving show.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  frankgrimes
13 days ago

I’ve been thinking same but what do I know. Grimmey!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

You know what… Ima go out on a shaky limb and say all Cincy players drafted in top 200 will be disappointments…like most of you are to your ancestors;)

Only Candelario will live up to his draft price (213 currently.)

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Methinks there *may* be some inherent bias. Recognizing it is half the battle! (That’s what the therapist says!)

Smitty
Reply to  Stl Squat Cobblers
12 days ago

Never really understood the Reds adding Candelario with their abundance of positional talent and now signing India on a 2 yr deal, go figure.

Snacks
Snacks
Reply to  frankgrimes
13 days ago

Why?

Ralphy
Ralphy
13 days ago

Is the opening paragraph on the Orioles sale a Way Way Back reference? Damn I sure hope so!

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Wow Grey. We clearly love the same movies. I know if I fell out of the treehouse and broke my arm, you’d carry me 12 blocks to the hospital.

leon
leon
13 days ago

do you think jacob lopez carves out a role with the rays and becomes fantasy releveant? given springs, rasmuassen, and glasnow is gone.

have him in a 15 man dynasty.

jnienow
jnienow
13 days ago

I just read from yahoo that MJ Melendez is loosing catcher eligibility this year, did he even play at catcher last season?

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

it’s on the yahoo player page the date was 1/18 the article was written.

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  jnienow
13 days ago

Stupid Yahoo, they say he is loosing catcher eligibility yet they have him at catcher in their rankings

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
13 days ago

I like Teoscar but kinda think there will be some galaxy-brained managing. Like, ‘Let’s rest him for the playoffs…in May!’ Or, ‘Let’s pull his bat in the 8th for defense!’ cause we’re smart!

He’s probably still a value where he being drafted: 130ish over last 18 DCs. And in an RCL, where you can bench him, no biggie. I’m just concerned about the headache in weekly lock leagues.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

True. Tho not sure you can compare an ironman like Freeman to Teoscar. One season > 143 games played. C’mon Lothario!

snapper
snapper
13 days ago

Re: mervis. Since the cubs are the baseball pros, should we assume mervis is not in their plans?
Thanks for the Bader heads up. The sb’s are tantalizing.

Blake Silberberg
Blake Silberberg
13 days ago

Hi Grey!

Happy keeper selection season, have to pick 5 from the following options, 16 team weekly h2h points.

Rd 2 – Semien
Rd 3 – Arozarena
Rd 7 – J Montgomery
Rd 8 – K Senga
Rd 11 – J Walker
Rd 13 – C Javier
Rd 14 – Santander
Rd 20/21 – Bradish / Encarnacion Strand

Semien/ Arozarena I can only keep one more year, but the other guys I can keep multiple years with the slot moving up 3 rounds next year.

Thinking about Montgomery/Senga/Bradish but having trouble deciding on talent vs late round for hitters.

Thanks as always , and looking forward to another great season!

Blake Silberberg
Blake Silberberg
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Thanks grey! And thanks as always for all your work on the rankings, coming up on 10 years of razzball subscription and you and Rudy do amazing things!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
13 days ago

AL East is monstrous! But I don’t get PECOTA or FG win projections.

There is no way Yanks total should be above the Jays or the Orioles. Sure Soto is great and all but their foundation is built on the brittle: DJLM, Stanton, Rizzo, Rodon, Cortes and Judge isn’t an iron man. Not to mention their ace, Cole has some declining Swing Strike and K% figures.

I just think Balt and Tor look solid.

Last edited 13 days ago by Stl Squat Cobblers
scar
Scar
Reply to  Stl Squat Cobblers
13 days ago

Yeah def weird…basically Yanks have to have no injuries to at all to hit that 94 win make

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Stl Squat Cobblers
13 days ago

Here’s one possible explanation. PECOTA is terrible. Their accuracy over the last decade is not good. But hey, Nate Silver has a blog.

ARob
ARob
13 days ago

Yo Grey!

10-team league, keep 4, and we count walks, offensive Ks, and use OPS.

Keepers are:
Albombso
Fun The Jewels
Riley
Carroll

I have the first pick and Trout and Lindor are available.

Ks and OPS have killed me in the past. Lindor seems like the obvious choice but I’m wondering if I should go Trout since we count OPS and walks, and SS is deep.

What do you think?

Thanks!

Last edited 13 days ago by bertsball
martinel07
martinel07
13 days ago

Pick one group of players for 2024. League is 16 tm h2h 6×6 w/OPS and QS.

  1. Witt, Reynolds, Yandy, Soler
  2. Wheeler, Framber, Gleyber, Lindor
  3. Hoerner, Burnes, Arozarena, Reynolds
Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
13 days ago

G,

10 team Dynasty
5×5…. r,hr,rbi,sb,OPS

Send Tatis….. Get L Robert and A Nola?

Thoughts?

Thanks, and enjoy the weekend!

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
Reply to  Joe Buckyourself
13 days ago

Also, Will Julio Urias pitch this season? Haven’t heard much on him.