Reds trading away their closer, Raisel Iglesias, for Noé Ramirez is the kind of deal that will be used by future generations when they dissect when baseball clearly wasn’t about winning. This makes sense from the Angels’ perspective, clearly. Nothing that Angels like more than las Iglesias, and now they have two of them, having traded for Jose Iglesias earlier this offseason. This is not a black and white world, so I could see them trading for Emilio Pagan to balance their shoulders. Mike Trout will need to learn the Spanish nursery rhyme, “Aquí is the Iglesias, aqui is the personas, aquí is the pescado without a championship.” All I Noé is that dude is an 88-MPH middle reliever and what are the Reds doing? I like Amir Mrs. Garrett as much as the next guy, but he’s their closer now? I thought they were trying to be competitive. Why is “not being competitive” even an option? Okay, I’m about to burst my ulcer. So, Raisel Iglesias will clearly be the Angels’ closer, and has the stuff to be a top 3 closer. Last year he went 12.1 K/9, 2 BB/9, and 2.87 xFIP, and is nearly that dominant in his career, not just goofy 60-game seasons. For 2021, I’ll give Raisel Iglesias projections of 2-3/2.52/1.06/84, 34 saves in 67 IP.

On a more somber note, wonder what the Heaven’s Gate guy would’ve thought about the Angels trading for Raisel Iglesias and Jose Iglesias. That’s gotta be a sign, right? No? Well, he would’ve thought it was. Side note:  the phrase “what in the holy eff” was invented for the HBO Max Heaven’s Gate documentary. As for Jose Iglesias, I’ve already drafted him in one 2021 league. Yes, I’ve already drafted a 2021 fantasy baseball league, I’ll try to go over it later this week. It was super late when I went to Iglesias, but I was hoping he could save my batting average’s soul. He’s a high contact, nothing else guy. For 2021, I’ll give Jose Iglesias projections of 64/8/68/.283/6 in 472 ABs. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this offseason for 2021 fantasy baseball:

Lance Lynn – Traded to the White Sox. Take that with your ‘No teams are competing to win!’ In every deal, one team is clearly competing and one team is the Texas Rangers. So, they suck. Too bad they will only see a third party World Series celebration. Aw, that’s harsh. Sorry, Rangers fans, if there are any. So, Lynn to the White Sox, moving from Arlington National Cemetery for Home Runs to Guaranteed Rake. *Larry David meh face* It’s not great. If you must look at splits for a new park, Lynn was a 4.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 12.6 K/9 guy in Chicago, but that really means nothing. He was facing the White Sox, not the White Sox’s opponents and he was there as a visitor. In 1426 2/3 IP in his career, Lynn has been a 3.57 ERA guy, under-4.00 xFIP and 9-ish K/9. That’s who he is, give or take .25 ERA and .5 K/9, until he declines into not being that, and it hasn’t happened yet. Last year he had a 2.53 ERA thru 79 IP, until a final rough start (5 2/3 IP, 9 ER) that knocked him up to 3.32. In a year where most threw roughly 70 IP, he’s also one of maybe five pitchers who might approach 200 IP this year. There’s gonna be real value in that. I’m a big fan of Lynn’s, even in the new park. For 2021, I’ll give Lance Lynn projections of 15-8/3.61/1.11/212 in 204 IP.

Dane Dunning – Went the other way in the Lynn trade. Any pitcher who steps into that giant grill they call a park in Texas is suddenly interesting. A Dunning turn of events! Dunning gets it, uh, done with a 92 MPH fastball that feeds four other pitches, nomnomnom. Most notably, an 82 MPH slider that produced a .135 AVG and 43.5% whiffs. In the minors, he regularly produced a 10+ K/9, and struggled at times with his command, but tightened it after some work. Last year was an okay 34 IP, but he’s a great endgame flyer right now in all leagues, even if price tag sucks helium from this trade. My biggest concern is how does he go from not throwing in 2019 to 34 IP last year to 150+ IP this year. You trying to give Tom Verducci an aneurysm? For 2021, I’ll give Dane Dunning projections of 7-9/3.89/1.16/141 in 132 IP.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – Will be the Rangers’ starting shortstop, instead of Elvis Andrus. Thought it would be the peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches that got Elvis, but it was the Israeli Diner-Falafel.

Drew Smyly – Signed with the Braves. This makes me…what’s the emotion I’m looking for…it’s…an adverb for happy…ugh…Grinningly?…No, that doesn’t seem right. Smyly! That’s it! Last year in 26 1/3 IP, Smyly had stats to make you scream and slap yo’ daddy: 14.4 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 2.56 xFIP. Yo, Smyly are you Josh Hader or nah? Honestly, the sample is so small — that’s what she said derisively! — I’m not even sure what to do with it — she said that too and she needs to stop saying this shizz! His background peripherals back up the K/9 and whatnot, but 26 1/3 IP wouldn’t even be a month in a regular season. Gonna assume it’s all nonsense, and project him for 10-7/4.34/1.32/143 in 138 IP.

Charlie Morton – Signed with the Braves. Dude and five lady dudes, the Braves are just making smart move after smart move for real baseball. You can never have too much “easy innings from veteran arms.” For fantasy, well…Last year, Morton had a 10 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 and .401 xFIP in 38 IP, but his velocity was down, and he had a shoulder injury that wrecked havoc on his numbers. But, Part II: Deeper Into The But, it was a weird year. But, Part III: Can You Believe They Made A Third But?, he’s 37 years old. If the price is fair, I could see drafting Morton again, but I have less faith in him now than last year. The shoulder issue is a concern. For 2021, I’ll give Charlie Morton projections of 9-6/3.84/1.16/128 in 118 IP.

Mike Clevinger – Underwent Tommy John surgery, and will miss the 2021 season. In a comment on my MacKenzie Gore 2021 fantasy, I wrote prior to the news that, “Clevinger’s not getting thru spring training.” And that’s me predicting the future! I kinda wish the Padres held out a little longer, because I wasn’t drafting Clevinger in any leagues, but people were — lots of people. At least one per league. Crazy, right?

Tommy Pham – Required surgery on his wrist. He injured himself ‘making it rain’ at the strip club where he was stabbed. Pham’s having a total normal offseason.

Yasmany Tomas – Signed a minor league deal with the Nats just in time for a sleeper post! Sure, I’ve written at least twelve previous Yasmany Tomas sleeper posts, but this one will be different. This one will be this year. On a serious note, I don’t project players who won’t be in my top 500, and Yasmany qualifies as not qualifying.

Cody Bellinger – Had surgery on the shoulder he injured while celebrating a home run. Yo, Kendrys Morales called and wants his shtick back. Like Kenny Loggins expressed in the seminal song, This Is It, “There’ve been times in my life I’ve been wonderin’ why.” This is one of those times. Sure doesn’t make me feel great about Bellinger and that rebound, but hoping to have more information on his health before doing my rankings, so will hold off on projecting for now. A random internet doctor said the surgery is minor, and Bellinger could come back stronger than ever. All the best doctors also list DFS in their Twitter bio.

Mike Minor – Signed with the Royals. He lost two miles off his fastball last year, and I don’t know what to do with that information. I looked at his velocity for 2019 and 2018 to see if there was a pattern of him starting literally slow and picking up speed as the season waned, but that was, “Not true, pardner,” as I John Wayned. I want to like him but that has me worried. At his current 350 ADP, it might not matter, I could just draft him very late, or pick him up off waivers. For 2021, I’ll give Mike Minor projections 8-12/4.23/1.23/167 in 177 IP.

Michael A. Taylor – Signed with the Royals. For real baseball, I wouldn’t give Taylor 200 ABs, but, for fantasy, sign me up if this guy gets 550+ ABs. Am I liking more Royals than Lorde? Let me live that fantasy. Someone who can go 12/30 has value. Playing time might be coming a day late and a Taylor short, because his Sprint Speed keeps evaporating. For 2021, I’ll give Michael Taylor projections 41/8/44/.224/18 in 337 ABs.

Trevor May – Signed with the Mets. Will be the handcuff for Edwin Diaz, who has never had problems closing games for the Mets. *drafts Trevor May in every league* For 2021, I’ll give Trevor May projections of 5-2/2.88/1.09/86, 6 saves in 69 IP.

Robinson Cano – Suspended for the 2021 season. Tested positive for the steroid Stanozolo, which can have the side-effect of testicular atrophy, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and his boxers. So, Cano did steroids for an abbreviated joke of a season, then took himself off the roster so Andres Gimenez could get full-time at-bats? Cano has just earned a vote on this non-voter’s Hall of Fame ballot. My Andres Gimenez fantasy and projections haven’t changed yet, because the Mets are linked to a Lindor trade and who knows with Amed Rosario, but it’s promising for Gimenez.

Kyle Schwarber – Non-tendered by the Cubs. It’s very MLB to not formally announce the NL has a DH prior to teams signing/non-tendering players. Related, Kyle Schwarber will hit 35 homers as a DH in 2021, possibly on an NL team. Yes, I haven’t ruled out an NL DH. The owners want the players to agree to extended playoffs and they will give them the NL DH.

Renato Nunez – The Orioles home run leader of the last two years was DFA’d, which was expected because the Orioles have Chris Davis on contract for the next two decades. What absolute dopes.

Trevor Williams – Designated for assignment by the Pirates. It was likely he would’ve earned $3.5 million in salary arbitration, and the Pirates’ salary cap is twelve-hundred dollars, so that’s a no-go.

Hunter Renfroe – Designated for assignment by the Rays. If he can flip pizzas, there’s always the Original Rays.

Randy Arozarena – Was arrested for kidnapping his child from his ex. Randy Arozarena got married this offseason, little did we know he was marrying Jose Tabata’s ex. If you got that reference, kudos on maintaining the useless info folder in your head. My guess is this won’t affect Randy for the season or my Randy Arozarena fantasy, but we’ll see how this all shakes out. His arrest does go back to my biggest problem with Arozarena from what I saw in the playoffs, he was constantly getting caught stealing.

Yonder Alonso – Retired from baseball, and there’s speculation now that his brother-in-law, Manny Machado, will also retire to spend time with him.

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!!

    Wow! What a report! Everyone loves Grey, especially December Grey. Yes, I said it. Grey loves December Grey!

    a. Great write-up, thanks for the updates and analyses! Get it? There’s more than one analysis therein.

    b. Yep, yep! Angels winning the WS this year only they have no starting pitchers, Mike be looking for a way to get to Philadelphia ASAP.

    c. True story, now those two stoners who used to watch the games stoned in Anaheim need to move to Cinci ’cause duh, Noe=No way. At least Anaheim will lose its penchant to lose games when Noe pitched. They could be good now.

    d. I did the interview for that job in TJ! Still no news on whether I got the job or not. The interview was December 1, so the news should come like February/March. Who knows? The interview was conducted entirely in Spanish which I didn’t know until the actual interview started. Thankfully I understood everything, my problem is communicating everything I have to say. I think I did alright, will let you all know for sure.

    e. On another note, now I have to take the same test for a different job. This time the test is for French but the same organization based in Atlanta (called ALTA). So written test and then respond to 23 taped oral questions. The 23rd Spanish oral test question was something like this (in Spanish, I’m translating for obvi reasons)…

    Should the decision to abort the unborn fetus of a dead minor should belong to the state or the parents? Why? I got to the interview stage, so I passed. I answered that the decision should be with the parents as long as the child is a minor but that is one terrible question to ask, right?

    So the Frenchy test has to take place some time between now and December 12 at midnight Hawaii time. I’ll bone up a bit first on my French grammar (my weakest link) and then repeat everything that I did for the Spanish test just in French. Frank Voila!

    f. MLB quote of the day for December 8, 2020

    1. Tim Foli, born December 8, 1950

    ‘The Lord is all the glory. How else can you explain a mediocre shortstop playing in the (1979) World Series.’

    Tim Foli, from Baseball’s Greatest Quotes (1982) – makes a believer out of me too!

    2. Mike Mussina, born December 8, 1968

    ‘Mike Mussina is worthy of enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame. While he might not possess the eye popping statistics of a Greg Maddux or have won 305 games like Tom Glavine, Mussina’s overall body of work clearly states that he was an elite starting pitcher in an era tainted by performance enhancing substances. His accomplishments had occurred in one of the toughest divisions in baseball over the past 20 years and he was the personification of a cerebral pitcher that constantly dissected the inefficiencies of his opponents. Good things come to those who wait and Mussina will someday bask in the glory that comes with being a Hall of Famer.’

    Staff Writer Wayne G. McDonnell, Jr. in Forbes (01/08/2014)

    3. Bill Wambsganss, died today on December 8, 1985

    ‘Having to leave the game is a very different adjustment to make, and that goes for every single ballplayer. Don’t let any one of them tell you different.’

    Bill Wambsganss in The Glory of Their Times : The Story of Baseball Told By the Men Who Played It

    4. Putsy Caballero, died today on December 8, 2016

    ‘Throwing at hitters was part of the game. It you hit a home run, you knew the next time up, you’d be brushed back or the next batter would be, but not to be hit. That was baseball. Everybody brushed somebody back. I’ve seen guys lean over the plate, and the next pitch was at his chin. I remember Puddin’ Head Jones hitting a home run against Pittsburgh and the pitcher saying to the next batter, (Granny) Hamner, ‘All right, let’s see you hit a home run. I’m going to stick it in your year.’ And that’s what he did. The bat went one way and Hamner hit the ground. The umpire said nothing. Now if you do that, they want to start a free-for-all.’

    Ralph “Putsy” Caballero in ‘They Played the Game: Memories from 47 Major Leaguers’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do love December Grey!

      A. Thanks!

      B. Yup

      C. Haha, way!

      D. You speak Spanish? Wow, that’s impressive, is the job in Spanish?

      E. That is an intense job interview question, guess they need to know where you stand — Atlanta would be pretty cool too

      F. Tim Foli quote! Haha, oh my God, that might be the best

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        Grey!!!

        Thanks, man.

        a. The Spanish test was for a job in TJ aka where there are 1.6M people of which 99% speak Spanish.

        b. The French test was for a job in Djibouti’s second largest city, Djibouti is a French-speaking 99% Islamic country so French and Arabic, but French for the job.

        c. The company that administers the language tests is based in Atlanta. Hence the ALTA part of the company’s name.

        d. Loved the Tim Foli one too.

        e. What’s good after, The Queen’s Gambit. We watched Emily in Paris, ah, it’s a bit mushy and targeted for the 25-35 group versus former Line of Duty junkies like my wife and I. I swear we are Line of Duty junkies.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Haha, oh yeah! Makes sense

          B. Wow, you speak all kinds of languages, huh?

          C. Was the Atlanta test in Outkastian?

          D. So good!

          E. I wouldn’t watch Emily in Paris — Have you watched Borgen?

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            Grey!!

            a. Now you tell me after we’ve watched 92.5% of it! They’re 1/2 hour episodes, harmless stuff to watch before going to sleep rather than scary stuff so we can dream about sweet stuff, [yada] cubed.

            b. Will look into Borgen, thanks. Loved Crip Camp and Da 5 bloods.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              B. I didn’t like Da 5 Bloods, and felt like I should’ve

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                Grey!!

                To be completely honest…I loved the idea of Da 5 Bloods ’cause Spike Lee told me to do the right thing and I thought it would bring me closer to our son. In the end, he didn’t want to watch it and I lost interest almost immediately. I agree that it looks like a movie that should be interesting – plot, acting, story line, some thinking required, cinematography – lots.

                Just found The Minions of Midas. Must-see.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never heard of it, not another Despicable Me spinoff

                  • Ante GALIC says:
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                    Grey!

                    Ha! Based on the short story of the same title by Jack London. Not Despicable Me.

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

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                      Are you sure Jack London didn’t write Despicable Me?

  2. thehombre says:
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    Trevor Williams…. I am dead. Well done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  3. Hernan says:
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    Love the Lynn Trade…, now hopefully him and Grandal can teach Cease and Reynoldo Lopez how to throw strikes….

    • hot corner says:
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      Yeah. Love that trade for the Sox. With Giolito, Lynn and Buehler, they only need Cease to pitch like an SP4 and let Kopech and Lopez compete for the SP5 slot.

    • The Itch

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      I hadn’t thought of the Grandal piece yet. Good call!

      • Grey

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        True on Grandal, can’t hurt, but I do think Lynn is who he is and fine and good

    • Grey

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      Wonder how the backend of that rotation shakes out bc they have Kopech too, might depend on the minors, and if there are any

  4. Anodyne says:
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    Who would you rather own in a deep keeper league, Ian Happ or Zach Eflin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  5. The Itch

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    “A Dunning turn of events!”

    : D

    kinda made my morning, here, Grey

    That plus the Pirates budget.

    Is that 1200 contingent on the dangling stimulus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, the Pittsburgh Pelosis, and they’re just waiting

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotta make sure you do it at the best time politically

  6. The Great Knoche says:
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    Lance Lynn had an ERA over 5 last time he pitched in AL Central. Cust’ Kayin. Although that does look to be his outlier year. Just wanting to rain on the parade.

    The Padres news pissed me off that they are looking at international market to fill out rotation.

    “Let’s see we’ve got

    Lamet, Paddack, Davies…hmmm how about we throw Morejon in there, maybe Patino?? Yeah, yeah that sounds good. Oh I know let’s look at some guys with Low ERAs and low K rates from Japan. Maybe we can find the next Masao Kida?”

    Hey, Padres! You know you have Gore right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you rain on my Lynn parade? Not cool, Knoche!

      Gore! I don’t get it, will Gore and Whitley ever pitch in the majors?

    • Hernan says:
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      Lynn is a different pitcher, from the one with the twos… , way too many flat sinkers, now he elevates 4 seamers and throws a lot more sliders( 2 mph faster)…., plus with twins he was fresh off TJ…., Burritos for Life!!!!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn, Hernan, I thought we were friends

        • Hernan says:
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          Actually Grey, I think Lynn is great, only thing that worries me about him is seeing him on any of Donkey Teeth’s teams…., ay, ay, ay….

          • Grey

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            Exception that proves the rule

  7. Coolwhip says:
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    I’ll take credit for the Lynn trade, I think I tweeted at the CWS like 20 times leading up to the trade deadline that they should make a play for him (yeah, it was totally me, haha), and they finally pulled the trigger.

    Who am I kidding, this was the most obvious move to make besides getting kinged in checkers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Excuse me, I was the New Jersey State Checkers Champion and it was not as easy as it seems

  8. Will says:
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    Pretty crowded outfield for the Royals now. Do you think they move Merrifield back to 2B and keep Dozier at either 1B or 3B?

    • Grey

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      I’d imagine so vs. righties at least

  9. LenFuego says:
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    I haven’t seen a little stroke of comedic genius like the Manny Machado note in Yonder’s blurb since hanging out in Louis C.K.’s hotel room after his killer set at The Laugh Factory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, “I think he’s asking us to judge his garden vegetables…What else could be, ‘Wanna watch the Beet Off?”

  10. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Grey! But this post was so short, she wasn’t sure what to do with it!! lol

    Any thoughts on the impact of Urshela’s shoulder surgery on his projections? Thanks!

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      Elbow surgery…not shoulder! oops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I held off on Gio news, I don’t know yet tbh…I’m not thrilled, but will wait until late as possible to project him on injury news

  11. Dave D says:
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    Great write up. Put a halo on this Iglesias. All we are missing is a Cruz aka “Cross” or maybe some Santos-Saints. At least fish are biblical so Mike can stay. Maybe Michael Mayers needs an exorcism now? That might help my fantasy team get more SVs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Trout is the what that fish is on the bumper sticker

      • Dave D says:
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        Exactly. Finally we can connect the dots!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Dave D says:
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            Hey, I got some good news. The amateurs at FantasyPros have graded my team: “D+” overall grade 69, projected league rank: 14.

            It looks like I might be in the running for prize money afterall.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, I didn’t think you did *that well! What did I get?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Crap, I got a C, you’re 100% beating me now

              • Dave D says:
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                Yeah, clearly my lineup is stacked and my pitching is better than expected! See you near the top in Late September!

                • Grey

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                  Haha

            • hernan says:
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              oh no, the Burrito Boyz got an 89, good for 4th place…., again….

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, an 89 is very bad, sorry man!

                • Dave D says:
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                  Yeah, youre doomed, Hernan. That translates to about 11th. Grey is looking at 3rd or so.

                  • hernan says:
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                    i’m demanding a recount…

                  • Grey

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                    Yeah, gotta agree with Dave here, tanked it

            • Not sure what or who FantasyPros are looking at, but I have the Apocalypse high as well as the Burritos and team Albright. What do they do, compile names and project results based on ancient history? Bah-humbug! Those “experts” should shit-can their computers and do some actual old school evaluation.

              • Grey

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                I think they pull letters out of a hat

                • hot corner says:
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                  I got a C with a 76 and apparently my pitching staff is awful.

                  They aggregate the entire 50-man roster, so it gets messed up.

                  I could run the draft through Zola’s DC spreadsheet, but it sounds like a lot work and I am far too lazy.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    C rating stands for Competitive

                    • Hernan says:
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                      MY B+ stands for Bueno Mas!!!!!…, or Bottom Plus…..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, you were cursed with a high grade, I’m so sorry

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Did you click “toggle oppopnents”. I did and it shows everyone’s roster. It gave one team a perfect score of 100: Edwards.

                      Look at his roster and tell me what you think. Makes me wonder what year they are projecting for… 2021 or 2018.

                    • Grey

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                      I looked…FP is so horny for top pitchers — who knows what happens, but that team wouldn’t be my team

                    • Hernan says:
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                      well, i guess their system gives teams with top pitching better grades…, #1 has Cole/Yu, #2 has Degrom/Woodruff # 3 has Bieber….., last year I had Bieber/Lynn/Woodruff…., lol…., all those 3 teams have a lot of offensive problems…..we’ll see…, Burrito Boyz Rule!!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yes, I just commented this

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Yeah, but Altuve, JD, Villar? No thanks. Its 2021.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, I know, trying to be nice!

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Maybe its just me, but although he has a great 1/2, no doubt, he seems pretty shallow after Paddack , and even he wasnt great in 2020. Corbbin snd Severino are not what they once were. Aged team,

                    • Grey

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                      It’s got some question marks

                    • hernan says:
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                      yeah, the scarcity of top pitching…, pencil in those 210 innings, 275 Ks, low 2s ERA, under 1 whip…, 1 of 9 when the Acunas, Tatises , Trouts, etc are just 1 of 14….., “simple math”…, lol…,

                    • Grey

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                      Haha

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Well 2 of 9 aces plus 4 mediocre past prime SP might be beat by 6 or 7 SP from another team of younger guys with more upside. Same thing with Bats. Depth is the difference maker. #5 and #6 starters separate more teams than #1 and #2.

  12. packers2018 says:
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    I love those $10 NFBC drafts. I did about 20 of them last year. Won a few too.

    This year I have done the $5 ones too, they are new this year.

    Lot better than doing mock drafts. Guys are serious right to the end. It’s not like after 10 rounds everyone is on auto draft. Good way to learn the player pool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, we should get some together, where’s Knoche?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I’m in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In what? Did we start something?

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            If someone starts one I mean. I guess I could. Maybe next week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’d be in too…I think Nux doesn’t want to bother starting it

    • NUX says:
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      I’ve done a few $10 2X drafts over at NFBC myself, have we been in a draft room together yet? I don’t mess with the Classics/Top 3, as I did alot better in 2020 on the double-ups, so I’ve decided to stick to those for now. Might get into the Classics/Top 3s later in the winter/early spring.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Let’s get some $10 jammies!

      • packers2018 says:
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        I’m in. 5 out of 12 so far.

  13. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Who’s gonna be your go-to guy now that Trevor Williams is out? Shoemaker? Hope you have a shovel for that shallow grave you need to dig up.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you know I always have an eye on Odorizzi

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        Grey!!

        Asking for a friend, obvi. Odorizzi for sure. Sonny Gray my new #1 but he won’t be available I think. Who knows. I like Lynn for ’21. Will have to investigate late picks for pitching. January/February Grey will soon appear.

        Have a good evening.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

      • Dave D says:
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        I think you might be an Elieser guy long term.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am

  14. Smitty says:
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    Is this the year Trout makes it to the post-season stage? At least the Angels seem to be trying, with Iglesias X2, but still needing a big stick (or 2) Sure hope Morty comes through, made up my mind to target him after seeing him vs Dodgers. Took him a little high (92nd) but stuff is still there and like the move to NL. Bummed when I didn’t see the normal “With a chance for more” after your projection (ha- need at least 180+ IP) Believe Gimenez’ versatility gets him reg PT regardless of roster moves, at least hope so. Took a shot on M. Taylor with pick #572, agree on him. Finally on Randy, dude needs to just go out and do his thing.
    Had the best time the last few days while making good progress on a patio deck I’ve been building, Life is good my friend! Thanks for all you do brother man – cmon 2021!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Angels should sign Bauer, they could use 200 IP badly

      Appreciate you, Smitty! Don’t forget to waterproof it!

      • Dave D says:
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        Agreed. Makes sense. From LA. UCLA. I bet he wants that. He could buy a nice mansion on Newport Coast.

        • Grey

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          Love me some manse

        • DonnieB says:
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          Right up behind Mastros

  15. Hernan says:
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    Carlos Santana to Royals, no more mcbroom/other dude platoon at first, it’s meh, but Santana can hit .220 and still go 90/90 with 30 homers

    • Grey

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      Meh indeed

  16. Moe Fiden says:
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    mrs garrett lol nice. where the laudanum at?

    v surprised about Renato Nunez dude is pretty good i always find myself using him to fill a hole. in my roster i mean!

    this Padres fan is sad about Renfroe – i hope he makes a comeback somehow..

    great shizz, thank you <3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love me some laudanum!

      Thank you!

  17. Pat says:
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    I LOL’d at Trevor Williams, Trevor May, and especially at Yonders.
    Thanks for the laughs Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

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