On Dancer!  On Prancer!  On–Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Welcome, reader!  Grab some egg nog and brandy it up to the fire.  You look festive.  I love that Rudolph tongue ring.  That’s the great thing about Christmas, no matter what your interpretation is, it’s all about commercialism.  That’s unless you light the Munenori Kawasaki. The 2018 fantasy baseball rankings are not far away.  Right now, January Grey is throwing darts at a board to figure out where to rank Shohei Ohtani, the hitter vs. Shohei Ohtani, the pitcher.  Exciting!   In the meantime, let’s look at the players who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2018 fantasy baseball season.  The biggest surprise from this list is one that we’ve discussed previously.  I’m going to try to stay in the holiday spirit, but Anthony Rizzo having 2nd base eligibility because they switched his glove out ten times is really effin’ stupid.  So, if Mike Trout plays the outfield with a catcher’s mitt, he’s a catcher?  Oh.  *runs a marathon in just under nine hours*  Kay.   Any hoo!  I did this list of multi-position eligible players because I figured it would help for your 2018 fantasy baseball drafts.  I’m a giver, snitches!  Happy Holidays!  I only listed players that have multiple position eligibility of five games or more started outside of their primary position.  Not four games at a position, not three, definitely not two.  Five games started.  If they played eight games somewhere but only started one, they are not listed.  5, the Road Runner of numbers.  So this should cover Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, et al (not the Israeli airline).  Yes, Christmas came three days early this year.  Players with multiple position eligibility are listed once alphabetically under their primary position.  This is the only time a year I do anything alphabetically, so I might’ve confused some letters.  Is G or H first?  Who knows, and, better yet, who cares!  Wow, someone’s got the Grinchies, must be the spiked egg nog talking.  A very special thank you to VinWins, who helped me put this list together.  Anyway, here’s all the players with multiple position eligibility for the 2018 fantasy baseball season and the positions they are eligible at:

CATCHERS

Alex Avila C (78), 1B (19)
Austin Barnes C (55), 2B (21)
Chris Herrmann C (35), OF (24)
Russell Martin C (83), 3B (10)
Buster Posey C (99), 1B (38)
J.T. Realmuto C (126), 1B (9)
Austin Romine C (67), 1B (12)

1ST BASEMEN

Matt Adams 1B (62), OF (19)
Cody Bellinger 1B (93), OF (46)
Brandon Belt 1B (98), OF (15)
Matt Carpenter 1B (120), 2B (13), 3B (16)
Freddie Freeman 1B (105), 3B (16)
Ryon Healy 1B (39), 3B (34)
John Hicks 1B (26), C (18)
Ryder Jones 1B (30), 3B (18)
Adam Lind 1B (39), OF (25)
Jefry Marte 1B (28), 3B (10
Tyler Moore 1B (45), OF (13)
Matt Olson 1B (43), OF (12)
Anthony Rizzo 1B (157), 2B (10)
Carlos Santana 1B (140), OF (7)
Eric Thames 1B (108), OF (29)
Danny Valencia 1B (118), OF (10)

2ND BASEMEN

Javier Baez 2B (80), SS (73)
Darwin Barney 2B (73), 3B (44), SS (10)
Christian Colon 2B (10), 3B (10)
Kaleb Cowart 2B (30), 3B (24)
Daniel Descalso 2B (45), OF (36), 1B (19, 3B (15)
Logan Forsythe 2B (80), 3B (42)
Scooter Gennett 2B (99), OF (15), 3B (10)
Erik Gonzalez 2B (36), SS (11)
Josh Harrison 2B (83), 3B (49)
Aaron Hill 2B (7), 3B (7)
Brock Holt 2B (31), OF (11), 3B (9)
Ty Kelly 2B (14), OF (11)
Jason Kipnis 2B (75), OF (11)
Tzu-Wei Lin 2B (10), 3B (9), SS (6)
Tommy La Stella 2B (21), 3B (18)
Whit Merrifield 2B (132), OF (16)
Max Moroff 2B (28), SS (16)
Cliff Pennington 2B (47), 3B (18), SS (18)
Jose Peraza 2B (77), SS (55)
Brandon Phillips 2B (112), 3B (25)
Rob Refsnyder 2B (20), OF (14)
Daniel Robertson 2B (41), SS (24), 3B (17)
Tyler Saladino 2B (26), 3B (22), SS (13)
Adrian Sanchez 2B (10), 3B (7)
Yolmer Sanchez 2B (78), 3B (52)
Eric Sogard 2B (60), SS (26)
Yangervis Solarte 2B (80), SS (28), 3B (22)
Ramon Torres 2B (20), 3B (12)
Ronald Torreyes 2B (54), SS (36), 3B (26)
Chase Utley 2B (80), 1B (17)
Jonathan Villar 2B (98), OF (6)
Neil Walker 2B (95), 1B (17)
Ben Zobrist 2B (81), OF (61)

SHORTSTOPS

Ehire Adrianza SS (29), OF (17), 2B (9), 3B (9)
Franklin Barreto SS (11), 2B (10)
Tim Beckham SS (117), 2B (17)
Asdrubal Cabrera SS (45), 3B (44), 2B (32)
Paul DeJong SS (86), 2B (20)
Wilmer Difo SS (57), 2B (25), 3B (6)
Stephen Drew SS (13), 3B (11)
Ryan Goins SS (87), 2B (56)
Pete Kozma SS (14), 3B (14)
Dixon Machado SS (32), 2B (27)
Taylor Motter SS (39), OF (19), 2B (18), 1B (15)
Chris Owings SS (54), OF (26), 2B (22)
Jose Reyes SS (80), 3B (36), 2B (28)
Miguel Rojas SS (77), 3B (15)
Adam Rosales SS (65), 3B (15), 2B (11)
Pat Valaika SS (22), 3B (19)

3RD BASEMEN

Christian Arroyo 3B (22), SS (10)
Andres Blanco 3B (16), 2B (15), 1B (11)
Alex Bregman 3B (132), SS (30)
Kris Bryant 3B (145), OF (9)
Johan Camargo 3B (43), SS (27), 2B (9)
Nick Castellanos 3B (129), OF (21)
Chris Coghlan 3B (18), OF (8)
J.P. Crawford 3B (13), SS (6)
Matt Davidson 3B (34), 1B (19)
Derek Dietrich 3B (103), 1B (10), 2B (10)
Eduardo Escobar 3B (79), SS (16), 2B (9)
Wilmer Flores 3B (55), 1B (29), 2B (12)
Joey Gallo 3B (72), 1B (59), OF (18)
Greg Garcia 3B (41), 2B (24), SS (12)
Jedd Gyorko 3B (109), 1B (10), 2B (5)
Chase Headley 3B (86), 1B (45)
Marco Hernandez 3B (9), SS (5)
Deven Marrero 3B (53), 2B (11)
Eduardo Nunez 3B (53), 2B (26), OF (20), SS (16)
Trevor Plouffe 3B (64), 1B (11)
Jose Ramirez 3B (88), 2B (71)
Matt Reynolds 3B (23), SS (10), OF (8)
T.J. Rivera 3B (28), 1B (20), 2B (12)
Drew Robinson 3B (20), OF (20)
Josh Rutledge 3B (20), 2B (16)
Pablo Sandoval 3B (67), 1B (9)
Miguel Sano 3B (82), 1B (9)
Cory Spangenberg 3B (96), OF (32)
Kelby Tomlinson 3B (24), 2B (20), SS (11)
Luis Valbuena 3B (59), 1B (48)

OUTFIELDERS

Arismendy Alcantara OF (17), 2B (10)
Alexi Amarista OF (22), 2B (19), SS (18)
Jay Bruce OF (133), 1B (12)
Allen Cordoba OF (49), SS (28)
Ian Desmond OF (67), 1B (27)
Nick Franklin OF (20), 2B (9)
Adam Frazier OF (67), 2B (42)
Marwin Gonzalez OF (48), SS (38), 1B (31), 2B (22), 3B (19)
Alen Hanson OF (38), 2B (28)
Ian Happ OF (82), 2B (44)
Enrique Hernandez OF (73), SS (24), 3B (14)
Rhys Hoskins OF (30), 1B (27)
John Jaso OF (61), 1B (29)
Howie Kendrick OF (63), 2B (15)
Patrick Kivlehan OF (43), 1B (12), 3B (7)
Trey Mancini OF (90), 1B (45)
Jose Martinez OF (41), 1B (33)
Jose Osuna OF (36), 1B (23)
Steve Pearce OF (85), 1B (10)
Hernan Perez OF (88), 3B (32), 2B (17), SS (7)
Jace Peterson OF (27), 2B (15), 3B (15), 1B (7)
Chad Pinder OF (41), SS (22), 2B (16)
Sean Rodriguez OF (19), 3B (14), 2B (12), SS (6)
Andrew Romine OF (51), 2B (27), 3B (23), 1B (22), SS (10)
Ryan Rua OF (38), 1B (23)
Chris Taylor OF (96), 2B (22), SS (14)
Scott Van Slyke OF (12), 1B (9)

   
  1. Packers says:
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    Thank You, Grey.
    I look forward to this chart and every post each day. I do quite well in my leagues both redrafts and dynasties with you and your teams input.
    Someone asked not to long ago about an update for strategy for NFBC 50 player draft, like the one Razzball sponsored last year. Even though I finished 3rd and 4th in both leagues I played in, it would be a good read. Rudy did the last one I think in 2013. I know I got stuck on 33 saves for like 3 months and it cost me bad. Thanks for considering.
    Merry Christmas, and I’m definitely looking forward to January Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll let Rudy people asking for it… if he does a new one, it won’t be until March… is my guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and happy holidays!

    • Squat Cobbler says:
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      @Packers: January Grey is almost as nice as January Jones!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  2. Speill says:
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    I think Rizzo with 2b eligibility is huge. Especially if he bounces back this year. Just traded for Thor at $20 gave up Cespedes at $15. I know he’s a risk but wasn’t keeping Cespedes anyway. If healthy do think Thor is a top ten pitcher? would like your thoughts. Where would you rate him this year. Thanks Grey and MERRY CHRISTMAS

    • Cram It says:
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      @Speill: Thor is a Norse God. Literally… a God. He will be the best pitcher for a decade…if healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he can be a top ten SP if healthy, can be a top 3 one… happy holidays!

  3. jesusc97 says:
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    Hi Grey,

    2b Eligibility for Rizzo will disappear en ESPN Fantasy 2018 because he has only 10 games in this position or not?

    I think the rule for eligibility is 20 games the last season or 10 games current season.

    Thanks in advance

    • Crime dog says:
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      @jesusc97: I think you’re right 10 games gets you current season in ESPN but players lose that for the next year unless you get to 20 games then it stay for the following year. I think looking at ESPN 2018 ranks confirms this. They don’t list Rizzo with 2B eligibility and they don’t list Freddie Freeman with 3B eligibility.

    • knucks says:
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      @jesusc97: I had looked into this rule for ESPN last week, with Rizzo in mind. Agree with Jesus and Crime dog. Came away understanding that he wouldn’t have 2B.

    • Bucktail30 says:
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      @jesusc97: Yes, I believe you are correct.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think Rizzo is only 2B on Yahoo

      • jesusc97 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Larry David says:
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    Not to be a critical dick about this, but I found it to leverage this list. You are listing the players at their primary position and indicating the additional position for which they gained eligibility. I guess this is great for borderline relevant guys that suddenly qualify at multiple slots, potentially increasing their value. I would have preferred to see the list broken down by position that was exclusively made up of who was net new. For example, A Rizzo would show up under 2B not 1B. That is the compelling story here, right? I want to look at a shallow position and see what new names have entered the pool. Just my 8 cents…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  5. ronswanson23 says:
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    Thoughts on Pomeranz? Can he have another good year or keep the trend of good then bad year going?

    I was offered Moustakas and Pomeranz (and a mid-draft pick) for Rendon..

    Thanks Grey

    • ronswanson23 says:
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      @ronswanson23: Also, how many games do you see Dee Gordon getting at 2B?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        None if Cano’s healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rendon

      • ronswanson23 says:
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        @Grey: Yup thats what i thought, thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  6. Goldie showers says:
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    Happy holidays erbody!!! Quick keeper conundrum, can you give me peace of mind that trading bellinger for a high pick next year (instead of losing him for nothing) is the smart move if I’m already holding goldy altuve arenado and correa and I can only keep 4 right…RIGHT?!? Just no room for the boy and it breaks my heart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see him over Correa, but they’re close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and happy holidays!

  7. Big Willy says:
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    Keep two in 12 team auction league.
    Votto – $44
    Bellinger $6
    Shaw $6
    Schoop $6
    Bryant $64

    $260 budget – Bellinger a definite – but Should I keep a $6 Shaw or Schoop and have the money to buy bigger?

    • Big Willy says:
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      @Big Willy: Thanks! and Happy Holidays!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger, Schoop

  8. Tweak says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you think gains the most value from the multi-position eligibility?

    I like :

    Jose Ramirez 2B/3B/MI/CI
    Alex Bregman 3B/SS/MI/CI
    Ian Happ 2B/OF/MI
    Scooter Gennett 2B/3B/OF/MI/CI

    The roster construction capacity is wonderful there. I think all of those guys could be gotten in a single draft and give you a TON of flexibility for late draft fliers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They all gain value…

  9. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    What is fair asking price to acquire Gerritt Cole since he is getting traded to the Yankees

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      This is my roster

      2B,3B,SS,OF Eduardo Nunez ()
      RP David Robertson (NYY)
      SP Danny Duffy (KC)
      RP Brad Hand (SD)
      SP Chase Anderson (MIL)
      SP,RP Archie Bradley (ARI)
      OF Ryan Braun (MIL)
      RP Chris Devenski (HOU)
      RP Blake Parker (LAA)
      SP Charlie Morton (HOU)
      OF Manuel Margot (SD)
      OF Dexter Fowler (STL)
      RP Bryan Shaw (COL)
      2B,3B,OF Scooter Gennett (CIN)
      C,1B Buster Posey (SF)
      C Gary Sanchez (NYY)
      1B,OF Clay Bellinger (LAD)
      1B Joey Votto (CIN)
      2B Jose Altuve (HOU)
      2B DJ LeMehieu (COL)
      2B,3B Jose Ramirez (CLE)
      3B Nolan Arenado (COL)
      3B Manny Machado (BAL)
      SS Carlos Correa (HOU)
      SS Trea Turner (WAS)
      OF Charlie Blackmon (COL)
      OF Andrew McCutchen (PIT)
      OF Mike Trout (LAA)
      SP Madison Bumgarner (SF)
      SP Carlos Carrasco (CLE)
      SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD)
      SP Max Scherzer (WAS)
      SP Noah Syndergaard (NYM)
      SP Luis Severino (NYY)
      SP Justin Verlander (HOU)
      RP Cody Allen (CLE)
      RP Zach Britton (BAL)
      RP Aroldis Chapman (BAL)
      RP Arodys Vizcaino (ATL)

      • Packers says:
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        @Scott Kimmel: You already have 7 SP’s better than Cole. Hold
        By the way what format, how many teams, how many players in your active roster?
        All this needs to be posted if you want an accurate answer.

        • Squat Cobbler says:
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          @Packers: Judging solely from the names on the roster, I’d say this is a 2-team league!

          • LenFuego says:
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            @Squat Cobbler: Looks more like a 1-team league to me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Manuel Margot?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Margot and Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound like he’s being traded

  10. InferiorHippo says:
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    Hey Grey its your favorite second-rate Hippo!

    Great list this will come in handy, thanks for the write up.

    Its heating up in the off season for trades and I’m really bored sitting at my desk.

    Schoop, Ryan Zimmerman and Perez for Rendon, Taillon and Posey.. what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Inferior Hippo! Perez? Sal?

      • InferiorHippo says:
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        @Grey: Yes Sal, sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop side

      • InferiorHippo says:
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        @Grey: Perfect, thanks Grey. Happy Holidays

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, and keep your Hippo chin up!

  11. Bbboston says:
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    Grey,

    Which side of this deal do you like:
    Stroman($14) + Jose Ramirez ($7) for Hicks ($2)+ Merrifield ($5) + Brach ($5) + Shoemaker ($9).

    AL only auction League with 8 keepers (price inflation) and $360 budget for 23 players

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram side

  12. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    WIth TB going to rebuild, what can someone expect for COlome stats wise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ve been rebuilding, no?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        they are starting to tear the team apart. I expect Archer to go next. SO should Colome’s number go down a lot because of the Rays tearing the team apart? I dont expect 47 saves from him this season

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Only reason I ask is because I have a deal in place for colome where I give up Blake Parker to get Colome. You would still make the deal?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d want Colome

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              ok im making the deal for Colome

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Cool

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Saves are similar to holds, bad team gives saves and holds just like a good team

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            I just traded Dexter Fowler and Arodys Vizcaino for Kenley Jensen. what do you think?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair

  13. Jake says:
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    Thanks Grey! Do you know of any guys projected to get significant saves with SP eligibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure yet

  14. J-FOH says:
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    Why does it make me so mad that Rizzo has 2nd base eligibility? Why!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I don’t know, it actually aggravates me, like seriously.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Its like Machado getting eligibility at SS. Feels like a cop out. Id be really pissed in a keeper or dynasty league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s much worse, Machado actually plays SS, this was Rizzo fielding bunts!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: let me rephrase that, the way Yahoo handles this, like most things, is horseshit

            • J-FOH says:
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              @J-FOH: this was too light. The way they handle position eligibility is fucking horseshit

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I don’t think they’ve ever done this in years past with this mitt changing BS

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: Maddon owns Rizzo in a dynasty league is my best guest because eveeeeeryone loves Joe Maddon and he buttered up tim curry over at yahoo

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    But this is was an official scorer decision to give him a position change every time he changed his mitt…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Yahoo is BS with eligibility… But ESPN counted Rizzo’s mitt changes too…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: yeah but ESPN is 20 games

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Right, so these random eligibilities aren’t as applicable…

  15. Gigorilla says:
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    Happy Hanukkah (belated) and Merry Christmas oh Greyt one.
    Looking forward to the NFBC again.
    Annual draft at Miller Park 3/31.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man! Happy holidays (choose one) to you too!

      • Gigorilla says:
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        You’ve commented on TV shows. A drummer friend told me about Netflix “Hired Gun” rockumentary. I watched it last night – interesting stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that was solid… I could’ve done without the music videos in the middle… you should watch Patriot…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: haha, thats what I told you to watch…isn’t Billy Joel a dick

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh my God, he’s the biggest asshole… I lost a lot of respect for Joel…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: he’s captain jackass

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, exactly!

                • Gigorillas says:
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                  Agree on B Joel, but evidently – according to my friend in the business – the music business is littered with aholes like Joel. At all levels.

                  Except for the AV/tech guys.

                  BTW – it was interesting to hear Rudy Sarzo POV from several bands,

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    How about the Filter guy? He was the biggest ass…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: he was the worst. He took the you get fucked in this biz to lets make sure I fuck you the hardest. Its like bro, you had one song

                    • Grey

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                      I know! I never even heard of him…

  16. Is it just me or was there crazy positional flex this past year? Definitely not worrying about scarcity this year in the draft, moreso than usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ton of guys this year who are garbage have a ton of flexibility

  17. Willy Mo says:
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    The rizzo at 2b thing is so dumb ugh. There should be common sense applied there.

    • Grey

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      He was fielding bunts!

  18. Jon says:
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    I have two teams competing for my Arenado. Which return do you prefer? Keep forever 5×5.

    A) Arenado + Berrios FOR Lindor + Donaldson

    B) Arenado + Odor FOR Springer + Rendon + Price

    C) Neither

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not keep Arenado?

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Only would move him if it improves my team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado’s the best guy in these trades, hard to trade away best guy

  19. J-FOH says:
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    Have you ro do you watch Homicide Hunter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, never heard of it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I just listened to the detective its about on a podcast and he’s great. I’ve seen the show, its more reenactments, but they are really well done. The guy had like a 90% success rate in solving homicides.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweet, I’ll have to check it out… Watching Godless right now, it’s solid…

          • Jack Deth says:
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            @Grey: I started that one a while back. Then I discovered my PS4 again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, nah, it’s solid, you’d like it…

  20. Jon says:
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    Would you feel comfortable trading Odor for everyone on this list in a keep forever? I need help at OF. 5×5 scoring.

    Bellinger, Benintendi, Buxton, Khris Davis, Billy Hamilton, Marte, McCutchen, Polanco, JD Martinez, Ozuna, Yelich, Pham, Domingo Santana, Springer, Upton

    Anyone I mentioned that you would NOT want in return?

    • Grey

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      I’d take any of them…

  21. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    16 team dynasty …

    I’m trying to trade for Arenado.

    I’m offering Ozuna, Duvall, Healy, Gohara.

    Am I crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure if you’re crazy, but that’s a solid trade for Arenado

  22. Racehorse says:
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    @Grey: thanks for the feedback!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  23. Daniel Port says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Will you be doing one of these for pitchers? I have a daily categories league in which strangely RPs who qualify as SPs are invaluable (K/BB is a category as is ERA, WHIP and Holds) and getting a list of all those player who have dual eligability would be huge. Love the site and ya’ll have helped me so much in my leagues. Much obliged!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t do one, but someone on the site usually does…

  24. goodfold2 says:
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    that super deep 30 team dynasty with now up to 40 man prospect slots and 6 draft rounds rather than 5 it’s been in all other seasons. 3 tags due in like 19 hours. start 2 MI, 2 CI, 3 OF, 1 C, 1 util, 3 SP, 3 RP, 3 P (so 6 RP and probably 6 SP is optimal). 7 BN, max 3 IR slots. roto 6×6 with holds/OPS added. budgets at 110 million now.
    here’s what is already in place. .4 is min contract. all people in prospect slots are free unless called up then .4 mil. once they are called up and hit limits their contracts go for 4 years.
    C
    CI mostsuckass 13.403 mil (2018 ending)
    CI
    MI drury .4 (19)
    MI
    OF e.rosario .4 (18)
    OF altherr .4 (19)
    OF desmond or CI 16.301 (18)
    util
    SP quintana 13 (19)
    davies .4 (19)
    r.lopez .4 (20)
    urena .4 (18)
    RP gregerson 5.2 (18)
    n.jones 5.348 (18)
    vincent 3.200,100 (18)
    m.cabrera (don’t have to call up just yet) .4 (21)
    sherfy .4 (21)
    prospects:
    C: okey, o’connor
    CI: denton, w.craig, e.rios, kubitza, lavalley, padlo
    MI: a.rondon, demerritte, p.gonzalez, salcedo, a.a. tejada
    OF: cozens, trammel, tocci, dj davis, whitley, d.alvarez, sierra, v.reyes, kirilloff, v.garcia
    SP: diplan, kilome, b.martin, a.smith, yarbrough, v.alcantara, heredia (PIT)
    RP: staumont, rj alvarez,

    so i have 59.652,100 committed and 11 roster spots left before tags for an average of 4.57 million left per spot. clearly i tag sale for franchise (pay real life money) at 13 million.
    what’s best 2 other options, i can either restrict 2/franchise 1 more or franchise 2/restrict 1.

    1. options: segura (franchise price either 14 or 14.5), alonso (8 mil), morrow (10.5 or 11), minaya (.535). i’m thinking best idea is to franchise segura, restrict alonso and i’d have 9 slots left for 3.15 (assuming alonso gets bid up to around 8 mil, but it could be less than that)
    2. since i have no closer and it’s generally hard to obtain them and they are overpriced (i got lucky in waivers on minaya late season, he wasn’t a prospect of mine) would i be better off restricting minaya over alonso or even segura?

    3. i have a deal in place to deal segura for sixto sanchez, would this be a good idea, then obviously tag alonso and minaya?

    i’m still catching up on posts now on page 5. and sneaky pete was good stuff.

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      @goodfold2: shit forgot, leury garcia is also an option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sneaky Pete was great… You should watch Patriot… 1. That makes sense 2. Nah 3. Don’t love it

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        @Grey: ok, don’t get cute, keep the better overall players. sounds right. doing justified now, never watched it when it was out, from sneaky pete avclub found out it’s based on elmore leonard. might be able to deal morrow for a late pick. also finding out it’s completely stupid (unless a TOP TOP prospect) to invest anything at all into catchers. i’ve had d’arnaud for years (previous owner must’ve wasted decent pick on him years ago) but was able to find leon and one of the ARI guys last year in FA for free, the 2 prospect catchers i have okey/o’connor will probably end up as nothing but FA waiver guys.

        -came home from family thing with large ham chunk. can finally make hot ham water. actually DID just move morrow for a 5.4 pick. then noticed that he might close, which would suck for me as i’d probably get like 6th or 7th rather than 9-11th yearly if i had a closer. also should’ve asked for a 3rd IF my trade opp thought he’d close.

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          @goodfold2: oh crap, segura appears IF i franchise him i’d have to hold him for his real life 5 years at 14 per. while the 14 isn’t that terrible, holding ANYBODY for 5 guaranteed years sounds ridiculous. other than like m.trout or something. guessing unless i can trade him i should DEFINITELY restrict him rather than anchor myself to that.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, forget that, too long…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hot ham water sounds delicious!

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            @Grey: “very watery, with a smack of ham” i’ll likely restrict segura (if in fact he gets bid crazy i can take the pick(s)) franchise alonso for 8 mil per for 2 years.

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              @goodfold2: and good god it’s gross that i didn’t possibly waste some time and ask for more, betances (also needs to be tagged, his real life money is 3 mil this year as 1st year arb it’s last year’s money, next year would be more, but probably not much more than morrow’s 9 mil per year) just got flipped for 2 3rd rounders.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Gotcha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  25. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I’m looking for a third catcher. My choices are:

    Gattis (leaning towards)
    Martin
    d’Arnaud
    Wieters
    Vogt

    Happy holidays to you and yours, and everyone here!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

      Happy holidays!

  26. Abe Froman says:
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    10 team, Roto Dynasty, 6×6 (OBP + QS). Keep up to 17 forever.

    I won this league last year with your help and here’s who I’m planning to keep for sure:
    1. Goldschmidt
    2. Trea Turner
    3. Rendon
    4. Springer
    5. Dee Gordon
    6. Carrasco
    7. Darvish

    Assuming you agree with those, pick 10 of the following
    Khris Davis, TStory, Haniger, DeJong, JBJ, Ian Desmond, Polanco, McCullers, Salazar, Paxton, Urias, Duffy, Corbin, Snell, Morton, Shark, Doolittle

    Appreciate the advice and happy holidays!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Story, DeJong, Polanco, Desmond, Paxton, McCullers, Urias, Doolittle, Haniger… happy holidays!

  27. Andrew says:
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    Happy holidays RazzBall crew!

    How many times did Javy Baez man the hot corner in 2017? Will he have 3B status in 2018?

  28. bruuuuuce says:
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    Marwin is more flexible than my yoga instructor. His name is also Marwin. Is that weird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

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