So, usually I have an idea if a team is good, and, if I don’t know that, I have some idea when the season will begin, but welcome to the year 2020 when all is unknown. I’m currently typing this with my hands tied behind my back so I don’t accidentally touch my facet–Face! Damn it, this typing with my nose is more difficult than I thought it would beet–Damn! This is giving ‘hunt and peck’ typing a new definition. More like ‘hen and peck’ amiright? Don’t answer me because you might accidentally transmit saliva into the air. Thanks, and remember, SOCIAL DISTANCING!!!, which is what I scream at Cougs every time she comes within six feet of me. Makes for interesting sleeping as our bed is about six feet in width. So, the RazzSlam is a Best Ball tourney with Points scoring. Everyone likely knows what a Best Ball league is, but, if you don’t, it’s when you draft a team and the computer manages it for you by choosing who are the best players, and you get those stats. It’s basically one fantasy league removed from the robots taking over and killing us all. Well, the last laugh is on you robots, there’s a virus beating you to the punch! Anyway, here’s my RazzSlam, 12 team draft recap:

C: Travis d’Arnaud (22, 259)
C: Chance Sisco (29, 342)
1B: Freddie Freeman (2, 19)
2B: Ozzie Albies (3, 30)
SS: Jorge Polanco (10, 115)
3B: Matt Chapman (7, 78)
MI: Michael Chavis (17, 198)
CI: Pete Alonso (4, 43)
OF:  Mookie Betts (1, 6)
OF: Giancarlo Stanton (5, 54)
OF: Ramon Laureano (8, 91)
OF: Oscar Mercado (13, 150)
OF: Bryan Reynolds (15, 174)
Util: Avisail Garcia (19, 222)
Bench: Mallex Smith (24, 283), Austin Riley (25, 294), Anthony Santander (28, 331), Hanser Alberto (31, 366), Ryan Mountcastle (32, 379), Adam Haseley (34, 403), Adam Frazier (36, 427), Austin Hedges (38, 451), Monte Harrison (39, 462), Jose Iglesias (41, 486), Jeimer Candelario (42, 499)

P: Chris Paddack (6, 67)
P: Roberto Osuna (9, 102)
P: Eduardo Rodriguez (11, 126)
P: Zac Gallen (12, 139)
P: Julio Urias (14, 163)
P: Andrew Heaney (16, 187)
P: Luke Weaver (18, 211)
P: Dylan Bundy (20, 235)
P: Ryan Yarbrough (21, 246)
Bench: Mackenzie Gore (23, 270), Johnny Cueto (26, 307), Pablo Lopez (27, 318), Justus Sheffield (30, 355), Drew Smyly (33, 390), Taijuan Walker (35, 414), Patrick Sandoval (37, 438), Joe Ross (40, 475)

THE RAZZSLAM WAS ALL THE RAGE FOR ONE WEEK IN MARCH BEFORE EVERYONE WENT VIRAL LIKE AN INSTAGRAM INFLUENCER WITH MOUTH BLISTERS. WITH THE NEW CIRCUMSTANCES, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS TEAM?

Short answer is I have no idea. Long answer is the rest of this post. NFBC, who held these drafts, gives the team a B+, which is prolly the best grade I’ve ever received for a team coming out of a draft, so that’s concerning. But not only do I not know when the season will begin, I don’t know heads and/or tails with this RazzSlam scoring either:

These points do not compute like most Points Leagues. According to their scoring, last year in what was admittedly a wonderful year, Shane Bieber accrued 610 points. Michael Conforto walked away with 612 points while being, essentially Michael ConfortoMax Muncy is great, wonderful, adjective, but he scored the same number of points as Jacob deGrom. Yes, that Jacob deGrom. I wouldn’t even say this Points League is skewed for hitting; it’s basically hitters and then reach over your FUPA and grab a bunch of pitchers. Also, I found last year that closers are oddly valuable. Maybe it’s that whole 8 points for a save thing. If Osuna gets three clean saves in a week with one K per game, he gets 36 points. In a one start week from deGrom, where he throws a 10-K shutout with seven baserunners, he scores 36 points.

SO, IN YOUR INFINITE HANDSOMENESS AND EXTREMELY FINITE INTELLIGENCE, WHY DID YOU NOT DRAFT MORE CLOSERS?

Good question. Also, I kinda need more shortstopsses (Shortstopi? Shortsto3.14? Maybe it’s just shortstops), too. Can I blame coronavirus for my lack of closers? No? How about now? Same answer? Okay. At a certain point, around round 20th-ish (you sound adorable saying that aloud — “around round 20th-ish” — you’re like a rhyming lisper!), it was announced the season would not happen on time, so I called an audible, then Googled what an audible was, then started drafting a ton of starters. You’d think I’d be able to find nine decent starters each week from my seventy-dozen starters. Also, closers went fast, so c’est la vie, as Jeff Francoeur would say. My best guess is this team is good. Could it be bad? As Mallory from Family Ties would say, you damn Skippy it could be! I don’t love my lack of flexibility with my hitters. In these Best Ball-style leagues, I like to get guys with a lot of eligibility, so when the robots fill out my lineup, guys can slide in anywhere.

I SEE YOU’RE STILL MAKING OPEN, WHITE-HOT LOVE TO PETE ALONSO, BUT FREDDIE FREEMAN SEEMS LIKE A NEW ENTRY INTO YOUR LOVE DEN.

More like I’m making an entree of them!

I’M MAKING A FACE INDICATING I WOULD’VE PREFERRED NOT TO HEAR THAT.

Right, right. Tough, but fair. I went with a bunch of hitters here who haven’t been on a ton of my other teams, if you’re keeping track, and obviously you are. The goal in these Best Ball Points Leagues are guys who give all five categories, and get on base, whether a hit or walk vs. all-or-nothing guys. That, hopefully, explains Betts, Albies, Freeman, Laureano, Mercado, Reynolds–Okay, just about my whole team’s offense, besides Albombso and Giancarlo. They were just so cheap that it was hard for me to pass up either. All the kicking of myself earlier in this draft season about drafting Giancarlo, against my better judgement, now I can’t wait for the season to start with him at 100% health (and then he’ll be 100% injured again a week later). Also, Albombso is the type that could hit 30 homers in a 100-game season, and lead the league. (By the by, all my 2020 fantasy baseball rankings are updated for a 100-game season.)

OKAY, REAL QUESTION BEFORE I PEACE OUT AND WASH MY HANDS WHILE TWICE SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARE YOU SECRETLY AN ORIOLES FAN? YOU ALWAYS DRAFT SO MANY OF THEM.

You need to qualify that, Mr. Al Caps. I don’t love Orioles pitchers; their own mothers don’t love them. I love late Orioles hitters. Hanser, Santander, Mountcastle and Sisco have ended up on so many of my team this year. Let’s take Santander — I take Santander everywhere, and people give me strange looks! — Steamer hitter projections (all now at 100 games) give him 14/3/.262. I know, snooze. His ADP is 392. Justin Upton’s ADP is 210 and his projections are 17/3/.240; Nomar Mazara’s ADP is 240 and his projections are 15/2/.255; Nicholas Castellanos’s projections are 16/2/.274, and his ADP is 93! Runs and RBIs are already fluky in 162-game seasons; wait until you see how they look in 100-game seasons. People are ignoring late Orioles hitters in drafts like they’re ignoring CDC’s warnings to shelter-in-place, but I’m grabbing the Birds and trying to avoid flu’ing the coop.

 
  1. Crazy J says:
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    Sweet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  2. toolshed says:
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    My draft was postponed until further notice so I kind of put my draft prep on hold. Closers always go much faster than I like them to and generally I am ok with it. Are you saying that closers are now going much sooner than they already were because of less churn projected due to a shortened season? Or is it just this format that caused the run on the position?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not sure if they’ll go much sooner but I do think there should be a premium put on closers. Like you said, less time to chase saves down.

    • LOLmets says:
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      If anything it feels like closers are hanging around more than normal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’m just saying that happened in this league… Maybe format, maybe bc one team drafted only closers for 1st 10 rounds

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice RazzSlam report!

    a. Nice team, as you say hard to comprehend if it favors hitting or pitching. Most likely it favors pitchers who throw 200+ innings, HR hitters but what format does not? It’s overall weird, hope you didn’t put all your eggs in this basket. Also the start of the season is confusing.

    b. MLB quote of the day for June 3, 1937

    ‘The fact is, when I was 15 and a sophomore at high school, I played on the varsity baseball team for the college.’

    John ‘Johnny’ Robert Mize, aka Big Jawn and The Big Cat (Andres Galarraga, go away!). We salute Johnny Mize for his three years of military service in WWII, losing 3 seasons of MLB.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I hear ya, but it’s a bit of a waste to put each egg in separate baskets

      B. Haha, nice!

    • ozone ranger says:
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      Mize played for the Yankees from 1949-1953.

      The Yankees won the World Series from 1949-1953.

  4. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    First one like this I have ever been in or drafted for and I loaded up on power bats mostly decent pitching with a couple closers and Kopech and Pearson two I could really use if they came thru. This will be fun to see how it turns out and to learn from

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely! Glad you were in it!

  5. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Also curious if we will still have 2 free agent pickup sessions with the shorter season. Would think so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would think so too — the 1st one is like two weeks after season starts, then 2nd is midway

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Oh shit I forgot to join lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grimey, you didn’t tell me Kingdom was a zombie show

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          I must have!
          I just started season 2.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m scared of this shizz yo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • MattH says:
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      Razzball nation unite! 5 spots left. What else you gonna do on a Thursday night. You know you’re reading this.

    • MattH says:
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      2 spots left. 30 minutes. Grey, you know Cougs is already asleep. Come oun.

    • MattH says:
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      one spot left!! this will be an awesome league. 30 minutes. Make it an awesome thursday night. Do it!

  6. daviddal says:
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    c- C Vasquez
    1b-M Olson
    2b- Kingery
    ss-Boegaerts
    3b-R Nunez
    ci-B Anderso
    mi-D Swanson
    of-Acuna
    of- Laureano
    of-P Palanco
    util- N Cruz
    P-Bieber, Giolito, Corbin, S Gray, Gallen, Urquidy, Chirnos, Bassett, N anderson, W Smith
    B-S Castro, Verdugo, tsutsugo
    14 team hth How did I do?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Pitching looks great. Offense not bad either. Is that Placido Polanco as your 3rd OF?

      • Daviddal says:
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        Gregor

        • daviddal says:
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          I have T. La Stella also have a waiver claim to drop Him and add M Givens. Would you drop S Castro instead?

          • Cram It says:
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            Crucial decision!

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Placido Planco LOL ……..he had the most mis-shapen head i ever saw…….he took too much HGH to come back from injury

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice Lenny!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching looks stronger than it needs to be and your hitting looks a bit like a mess

  7. Dave D says:
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    How in the world did you get Albombso #43? Amazing fortune! Good team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one wants Alonso, I don’t get understand it fully

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        LOL, in my slam league Alonso went like 1st/2nd pick in round 2… That was kingly gift indeed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure how he fell like that either

          • thehombre says:
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            It is because I love AlBombso and 1B is a trash can.

      • 183414 says:
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        Went 29 right before me.

    • 183414 says:
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      I got 1 huge gift last year. Hader @ 139 (or something like that) and won the OA thanks to him. Helped having Yelich/ Story/Cole/Rendon/Clevinger/Corbin/Castillo/ Gleyber/ Olson/A.Rosario/McNeil/JD Davis, and picking up Edman, Hendriks, Rogers, Fried, W. Smith (c), and d’Arnaud. Damn, definitely a year to remember.
      Oh well, I guess Cruz falling to me @125 and Amed @164 and [email protected] 140 ain’t so amazing. haha
      Problem with last year is that everything will suck in comparison. I did draft Bellinger/ Flaherty/ Mondesi/ Giolito/ Springer/ Machado/ Rizzo/ Woodruff/ Soler/ N. Anderson

  8. FANTASY ICON says:
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    Good looking squad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, FI!

  9. Hernan says:
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    So excited!!!, just traded 2 mega rolls of Angel Soft for Dylan Bundy in 15 team dynasty league…., to shore up my pitching staff…., stay safe!!!!, soo bored…

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Bunderscore swindled you in that deal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid trade, might’ve seen if I could’ve got Charmin tho

      • Dave D says:
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        Kirkland for me ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Dave D says:
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            Btw, I read on NFBC discussion board that they ended 2 and 4 hour DC drafts out of interest in not giving unfair advantage in national contest to people who draft late (knowing its a shortened season). There is still a 1-hour slow and DC express (50rounds of55 second picks). They will continue “stand alone” or satellite drafts for at least the next three weeks since there is no advantage or disadvantage with no national contest. I might try one of those with some of my refund(ed) money or the Trump stimulus money, lol.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, I see… I guess I can understand that, but I think they should’ve just kept doing them until Opening Day…There’s not that much of an advantage and it’s a nice pastime when lacking the national pastime — I don’t like 1 hour slow, too much to think about, can’t ever really forget it

              • Dave D says:
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                The DC Express doesn’t allow you time to think, just react. It’s a blitzkrieg @55second picks. I think its really worth trying one just to say you did it. The one last year I did was great. Everyone was fast. We finished in 3 hours 59 minutes. Not bad for 50 rounds.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Donkey said his took 5.5 hours…That sounds painful

                  • Dave D says:
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                    That is long. My NFBC Auction Championship took5 hours but was pretty fun. Exhausting though.

        • 183414 says:
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          I scored a 12 pack Kirkland this week. 2nd best to Charmin. haha

    • 183414 says:
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      You didn’t even give up Charmin ? Good deal.

  10. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    When I did one, I keyed in on the positional eligibility. I’ve never done one, but it would seem like you want to give the cpu the ability to maximize which players and where they can be used. This is my infield:

    C- Narvaez (C)
    C- d’Arnaud (C,1B)
    1B – Muncy (1B,2B,3B)
    2B – Torres (2B,SS)
    SS – Correa (SS)
    3B – Moustakas (2B,3B)

    Then just double up on OF & P and sprinkle in back-ups for each position. What you think of this strategy? I also wanted to get as many Rockies players due to their fluctuations but only managed Desmond and Dahl so far.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Multi position eligibility was very valuable in this, I took a similar approach.

      • 183414 says:
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        Multi position is always valuable…..if the player is valuable. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Fungazi, that’s a good strategy to go with…I don’t like your infield tho

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Boom, roasted! It’s because I used my early picks on OF – Acuna Jr and Harper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          WTF, why you boom roasting me, Fungazi?

          • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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            I wasn’t, you the one roasting me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, my bad! Haha, love you Fungazi!

              • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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                Love you too. Also love sitting in my driveway banging on a trash can in memory of our lost opening day

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, Fungazi that hits different

                • bangin on a trash can says:
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                  Bang the can slowly!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Bang a can, get it on

    • NUX says:
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      When I grab a Muncy or DJ Lem in one of these type of bestballs. I slot them in as backups/bench on my google sheets tracker, then pretend that I don’t have a 1B/2B/3B at all. And I’m totally with you, fill out that infield early, that’s def the way to go.

      Some other Multi Elig to target heavily in bestballs. Some of these I wouldn’t be so into for more standard (not draft/hold) type leagues:

      Ketel (2B/OF) obvi, we love him anywhere
      Villar (2B/SS)
      McNeil (2B/3B/OF)
      DJ Lem (1b/2B/3B)
      DannySantana (1B/OF)
      Sano (1B/3B)… he’ll get 1B quickly, doesn’t have it to start
      Brian Anderson (3B/OF)
      McMahon (2B/3B)
      Starlin Castro (2B/3B)

      I don’t necessarily love grabbing Jon Berti, but I find myself taking him more than I would have thought, especially if I end up with Villar and Berti starts sliding well past ADP, it just seems like a decent flier in certain situations like that. For similar reasons as to when Osuna nails 3 Saves in a week. It sounded like a better rational when I was dreaming on more Thor matchups for Berti

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I can see how Muncy and DJ Lem could work together, but I prefer Newman 10 rounds later to Lem

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Yeah, I had a few of those guys on my list too but went when I was targeting pitchers. A couple of real late guys I remember were Asdrubal 2b/3b and Shaw 3b who will be starting 1b.

  11. Gotime says:
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    Dynasty league question. 12 team 6×6 (OBP) (Wins/QS) Head to Head cats
    Would you hold any of the following players at their prices for more than just this season? Can sign any to a max of 4 years. Thanks! New to the dynasty leagues
    Story $28
    J. Soler $13
    H. Dozier $11
    Kingery $6
    JD Davis $2
    Akiyama $1
    Giolito $30
    Gallen $21
    Ed. Rod $11
    Yarbrough $2
    McKay $1

    • Gotime says:
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      Sorry, total budget was $197 at the draft (already have Soto, Rendon, Mondesi, T. Anderson)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Story, Soler, McKay all for 4 years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’d sign all of them…Not all to 4 years…Can you do 3 years or two years or one for other guys?

      • Gotime says:
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        Yes any combination of years up to 4, thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Story $28 – 4
          J. Soler $13 – 4
          H. Dozier $11 – 2
          Kingery $6 – 3
          JD Davis $2 – 1
          Akiyama $1 – 1
          Giolito $30 – 1
          Gallen $21 – 1
          Ed. Rod $11 – 2
          Yarbrough $2 – 1
          McKay $1 – 3

          • Gotime says:
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            Appreciate it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • LenFuego says:
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      I am curious about your rules … if you become disenchanted with a guy in the middle of his contract, can you cut him, or once you commit to a guy is he stuck on your roster for the entire contract length? I kind of assume the latter … otherwise there would be no reason not to keep $1 or $2 players like Akiyama, Davis and McKay to anything less than 4 years.

  12. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Heard on the Radio MLB is reviewing all possible scenarios for contingincy plans

    one the came up with if it starts late summer keep play through the fall and movve playoffs and WS to Japan in a compressed format.

    not likely but they are doing some serious Brain Stemming

    • Donkey Teeth

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      That’d be fun. I think they’ll figure something out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re going to try to get as many games in as possible — too much $ on line

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        They will not be able to compete with football ……..unless they do something exciting like a round robin or double elimination bracket trounament like we used to play in our adult softball leagues……we used to start Friday finish sunday and play up to 4/5 7 inning games a day. That would be fun to watch they could do regional brackets to get out finals

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s the issue, the World Series is gonna get out-watched by a random Sunday game and baseball is gonna feel dumb

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            That already happens since they pushed the past october many people tune out if they don’t have interest in a team. Same with basketball and hockey if there isn’t a team i’m interested in still alive in June i’m on to baseball

            the seasons are too long in most sports for me i like to move onto the next thing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, true, Lenny

      • 183414 says:
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        I do like 1 of Manfred’s ideas. 2nd games of double headers going 7 innings. I have no problem with that. Could be a new thing.

    • LenFuego says:
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      I suspect we will see 8 games a week schedules (2 DH each and one day off) and rosters expanded to like 28 to 30 to accommodate teams having enough pitchers to cover that.

      Advantage teams with lots of pitching depth, like the Dodgers.

  13. The Great Knoche says:
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    Happy opening day. Will throw my RazzSlam team up later. Going back to bed, hungover.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, be well!

  14. Slappy Jack says:
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    reaching over the FUPA is always a risky proposition

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  15. Earl says:
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    Need some help. I am in 16th round of 5×5 12 team roto.

    My team is in need of some more speed as I only have Story, Ramon laureno and Cavan Biggio for some speed so far.

    In isolation of my other hitters, do you think I should burn pick and take chance with Mallex Smith or try and get some more speed later with perhaps Kevin Newman or maybe Jon berti?

    Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman

      • Earl says:
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        Would Mallex be good now and also Newman later or just leave Mallex alone for my team?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

    • Cram It says:
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      15×12=180. Mallex is ranked 161.

    • Earl says:
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      If I take mallex now, i still might try and take Newman later for MI.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cool

        • Earl says:
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          well I went with Mallex and time to pray I did not waste pick and move on to last 14 rounds of draft. guess hoping he gets on base alot and average is better say .260+ and then I will be happy without drain on average and the SB and anything else is gravy I suppose.

          Thanks for advice

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  16. NUX says:
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    Here’s my Razzslam League #5 squad. I got the Itch and James Anderson, our buddy Mike Maher, etc to battle against. But I’ll admit, that I was shooting for the moon and I won’t be surprised if several lotto tix don’t pan out and I finish bottom of the pack. Obvi depends on when we actually get baseball, but it’ll be interesting to see when the cutlines/waiver runs will be.

    Roast me like a (brandon) Marshmallow!

    C – Ya$mani Grandal
    C- Austin Allen
    1B – CWalker
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Moncada
    SS – Tim Anderson
    CI – DJ Lem
    MI – Muncy
    OF – Yelich
    OF – DannySantana
    OF – Ian Happ
    OF – Kyle Tucker
    OF- Buxton
    UT- HDozier

    Bench – Vogt, Biggio, Kieboom, Andrelton Simmons, Jose Iglesis, Dexter Fowler, Tyler O’Neil, Seth Brown, Andujar, Aaron Hicks

    P- Walker B
    P- Bieber
    P- Gallen
    P- Stroman
    P- Cueto
    P- Eflin
    P- Kimbrel
    P- JMontgomery
    P- BMcKay

    Bench – Josh James, FPeralta, Mackenzie Gore, Karinchek, Gallegos, Fiers, Leake, ZDavies, Chad Kuhl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team looks better than mine, I think…I like your hitting a lot, and even not liking Altuve still has me appreciating him here…Also, damn your pitching…How’d you get this team

      • NUX says:
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        I was inputting the ADP into Smada’s tracker for our league and that was really helpful for me to scope out other’s strategies or just players in general — when to grab them — when to let them slide with fingers crossed. If I’m remembering correctly, I don’t think NFBC was showing any ADP in the draft room, so it made it more of a “get your guys” type of situation after about 10 rounds or so.

        I went with Biggio over Mercado/WCalhoun and I wonder if I’ll regret that one. Would NOT do that in a regular roto type league.

        Grabbed JMont right after the Yanks named him as a part of the rotation, jumped the ADP by alot on him but still loved the scoop… or at least I did at the time.

        Same with FPeralta and Josh James. I was grabbing them right when it seemed like there was a decent chance that they open the year as starters. And I figured, after grabbing upside in my OF like Tucker and Buxton, why not just keep the upside rolling. Then had to back it up with innings eaters, which I prob wouldn’t do now, knowing that we’ll likely have a shortened season.

        I love the Urias pick for your squad. I been jumping ADP on him and Luzardo all over the place recently. The point you made about eligibility in leagues like this cannot be emphasized enough. Getting Muncy and DJ Lem meant being able to grab extra OFs and extra Pitchers without any worry about my infield throughout the rest of the draft.

        Sidenote: I been doing a million $10/$25 Best Balls on NFBC and have employed that strategy time and time again. Grabbing a 2B with Ketel, Albies, Hiura is key. And when I grab one of them, I still go Muncy next pick. There is no telling how many leagues I’ll end up doing over there. I’m up to 27 leagues right now lol

        Anyways its gonna be a weird year (if we have one at all). The stuff about players getting to keep their service time for 2020 and a guy like Mookie never playing for the Dodgers is hilarious.

        Things are getting pretty weird here by me in Pennsy, about 90 mins from Philly + NYC. We were in NYC twice last month, so it led to a bit of a stressful couple of days a few weeks back… my wife and I just staring at eachother each time we had a cough. I hope everyone is staying safe. Stay the EFF inside and wash your damn grubby little fingers.

        Thx for pumping out the content still Grey + Razz fam. We NEED it now more than ever!

        • Grey

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          Word to big bird! 27 leagues?! Damn! I love those Urias this year and Luzardo is one I wish I got more shares of now…And kinda even Puk now…I get it with Muncy and I like him…DJ I can’t get with, even in this format which benefits him — I have Ketel in so many leagues, I think…I’m gonna do a shares article for tomorrow, so where I have guys

          • NUX says:
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            Looking forward to that writeup tomorrow, sounds like it’ll be a fun read. Though since I follow your content like gospel, I expect it to sound like youre writing about my teams.

            I could prob write it up for you at this point.

            **~~ SPOILER ALERT! ~~**

            Ketel, Alonso, Story, Mercado, Paddack, Giolito, Heaney, Stroman, Odorizzi, Yarbro, Cueto, Eflin, Gausman

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yeah, all of those guys pretty much

        • packers2018 says:
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          Nux, I’m sure we are in a few leagues together. I have drafted 14 $10 and $25 leagues. I use them for glorified mocks for my big money entry leagues. I know the format is different, but knowing the player pool, in a 45 second roto draft helps plenty.

          • NUX says:
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            Hah! Yea, I’m sure we have, I’m in 3 that are going on right now. I def use it for very similar reasons, more serious mocks where people are less likely to just go on auto. Mocks are dead to me. My nick on NFBC is @knucks88 or something close to that, unless I change it to NUX before the draft room opens.

            • packers2018 says:
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              Bowhunter for me.

    • Jolt In Flow says:
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      For what it’s worth from a non-pro, 2 things popped out at me. 1. Saves issues – I don’t know how long Kimbrel will be around. I feel he might get dropped from closers position mid-year. I don’t see anyone else on your team providing it. 2. You’ve got your best player on your bench, Andujar, which will fix itself when the season starts. I get the feeling like he’ll make his presence known this year. With multi-positional eligibility for next year along with the power and bags, he’ll start getting drafted in the top 15 next year.

      Good team! Especially the pitching as Grey pointed out. Good luck.

      • NUX says:
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        It’s Points cause it’s bestball. So Saves don’t exactly matter, just need pitchers that get points.

  17. KrazyIvan says:
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    Great team. Too bad Shortstop was shelter in place

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, thanks!

  18. Smell The Glove says:
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    Hey Grey. Someone just dropped Austin Riley. Would you drop either Dylan Carlson or Sam Hilliard for him? 12 team 7×7 keeper league, extra categories are OPS and TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda think Hilliard’s the move, tbh, but all close

  19. leon says:
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    C – change sisco
    1b – Diaz
    2b- Biggio
    3b – moncada
    ss – lindor
    MI- bogats
    CI – Brian Anderson
    OF – Dahl, Kingery, Ozuna, Soler
    Util – hampson, pillar

    SP – Maeda, Montas, Paxton, Ryu, Leaver
    Rp – cishek, Crick, Osuna, Soria, Alvarado, Stanek, Clase

    16 man Dyanasty, Any thoughts? what do you think is good or missing? thanks ahead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look solid on hitting, little light on AVG and maybe power…I like your pitchers, but it’s not the strongest group with no real #1…Your RPs are fine

      • leon says:
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        i was worried i dont have a second closer. Or if i trade hampson, i wont have enough sb.
        thanks.

        • leon says:
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          i mentioned yesterday i was offered Pearson, Jd davis swaggerty and jose de Leon for Hampson, groshans, and prister. Does this fix my problems? also worried groshans could be way more valuable in the future. And i might be selling short.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I liked Davis side yesterday, still do

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Hampson, not worried about your RPs… More worried about some of your hitting and SPs

          • leon says:
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            Just got an offer of Montas($18), ($0)Brujan for ($29)Giolito as well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Montas works for me

              • leon says:
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                you mean you would stick with montas?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d want Montas

        • NUX says:
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          Don’t worry about trying to win the saves category in a 16 Team league like this. You have a top tier closer and I bet there are a handful of teams that barely even have 1 closer.

          The convo could change mid season of course, if you’re going to try to make a push in 2020 in the later months of the year and you may need to overpay for Saves. But don’t do it right now.

          • leon says:
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            Just got an offer of Montas($18), ($0)Brujan for ($29)Giolito as well.

    • NUX says:
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      Beaver Leaver?

      Also, 16 Team Dynasty? You need a better 1B than Yandy Diaz, unless thats a diff Diaz that I’m not thinking of. I would try to trade one of your solid OFs for an 1B that is 27 or younger. You’ll find that pop-up OFs are going to occur alot more often for you.

      But I think pitching is your biggest problem. I like most of these guys for right now, especially since Paxton will likely be fine when games start up in 2020. But you need to get a bit younger there in my opinion. A fine line though, as I’m sure you looking to try to win NOW and later, so I wouldn’t necessarily overhaul the entire pitching staff. I dunno if this is Roto or Points or whatever, but if you take a dip and don’t think you’ll finish in the money during the 2020 season, sell your guys that are getting Saves for a stud bat or ace that is 27 or younger if you can.

      • leon says:
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        yea its roto. standard 5×5 with holds and counting stats for walks. so 6x6Which of my OF would you trade? and yea its yandy diaz. i coudl trade Hampson, but not sure if that will hurt my SB situatioin. I also have minor leaguers that i could trade for some help. Brujan, Groshan, Witt, and joey bart.

        • NUX says:
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          I’d def find someone who likes Catching prospects and move Bart. But I’d also be dealing Brujan too.

          You should def check in with the Itch next time he posts. Maybe you have already. He really helped me to turn this one dynasty squad I took over in October.

        • NUX says:
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          Oh I didn’t answer your OF question. I would prob think about moving Ozuna a month or two into the season for an equally valuable 1B if you can swing something like that. Ozuna, whether he has a decent year or not in 2020, will likely bring a bit less value back to you next year when he is in his Age 30 season.

          But I would still check in with the Itch for sure on all of this before doing something. He should be your go-to Dynasty guy, no offense to Grey at all. But you’re likely to get better feedback and eval from the Razzball Prospector than Grey on someone like Groshans.

          • leon says:
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            thanks. yea im looking into moving brujan and bart.

  20. Wow! Hitting > pitching! And you still got Paddy to anchor a solid staff. Nice!
    Corona making “back in” on Giancarlo much easier to pull trigger (at a discount)
    Those bats are extra juicy, great team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so too, Smitty! Thanks, man!

  21. 183414 says:
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    Just started my 2nd Best Ball-10 teamer and for the 1st time ever in any draft, I have the 10/11 picks; 30/31…….
    At least it’ll be different.
    Would you dare take a starter, even if Cole/deGrom were available ? Guess that’s my only question, for starters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I wouldn’t

      • 183414 says:
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        He did finish 17th overall last year.

  22. 183414 says:
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    I’m thinking maybe Cole, though I doubt he’ll be there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. tyler says:
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    Watching the 2015 game 5 Blue jays bat flip game on opening day.
    Can I say, I understand your long term fascination with Deshields watching it.
    Wow, what he could have…
    Should have been…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still can be! (Unlikely)

  24. David says:
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    Who do you like best Aaron Civale or Adrian Houser?

  25. 183414 says:
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    Wouldn’t mind a couple of Rockies. 3 ahead of me and both Cole and deGrom gone.
    Betts, Lindor, Arenado, Story, Soto, Turner all there. All good. Any preference ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, Story

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        • 183414 says:
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          In the off chance that they are BOTH there, would you double up on s.s.’s ? If not, I’m figuring either of them, and Betts/Arenado. I’m guessing yo prefer Betts, though Arenado finish 5th overall last year in this format. He has been devastatingly consistent over the last 5 years.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t do two SS

          • 183414 says:
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            Looking down the road to 30/31, there are obviously more favorable options in the o.f. than at 3d base. Makes me want to consider either Bregman, Devers, or Rendon as an option if Arenado is gone. Betts is great, but at 30/31 there are some great o.f. options. I know Bregman has a higher adp, but a little concerned given what we now know. Would you consider Devers/Rendon ahead of Bregman, in this format ?
            Thanks. I always look ahead when drafting.

            • Grey

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              Devers and Rendon will be there? Either would be good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. rhodyballer says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Hope you’re staying safe. We had our virtual coronadraft last night (only took 5 hours) for a 12 team 5×5 and CBS gave my below team a D+. WHat say you?

    Thanks!

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      A D+! Haha, that makes no sense…Your hitting looks great…Your pitching is a little weaker, obviously but not bad… I like your team! If I were nitpicking, I’d want more saves

      • rhodyballer says:
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        I can grab Davis, Oberg or Gyvens and drop…Tucker? McKay? Or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

  27. 183414 says:
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    Soto gone.

  28. Beastman says:
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    Your squad sucks!

    Your squad rocks!

    Who the hell cares, they’re not playing till June!

    I’ll be finishing up my RazzSlam league in the next few days, and was wondering if there are any Razzball NFBC leagues for money? I was in one last year and enjoyed winning that nice $1k prize pot. Maybe I’ll get lucky twice (said every guy everywhere).

  29. The Great Knoche says:
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    RazzSlam League 1 with Son, Heath Cummings and a bunch of really fucking slow drafting experts. Also highest NFBC has ever liked mine. It’s A “B”.

    I thought I looked light on average but had enough speed and pop to make up for the singles. Also have plenty of positional flexibility which is really good in this format. Can’t wait for first FAAB to get rid of Healy.

    Pitching staff had lottery tickets with Glasgow and Kopech but should have plenty of depth in this format. Just need a few bench guys to have decent starts for the week.

    C Kelly (13)
    C Castro (26)
    1B Alonso (3)
    2b Villar (5)
    SS Andrus (14)
    3B Chapman (8)
    MI Odor (20)
    CI Chavis (18)
    OF Acuna (1)
    OF Jimenez (4)
    OF Laureano (6)
    OF Danny Santana (11)
    OF Canha (17)
    U Andujar (16)

    Bench – Nunez (23) Domingo Santana (24) Santander (28) Franco (29) Simmons (31) Cordero (33) Pence (35) Asdrubel (37) Allen (39) Desmond (40) Healy (42)

    P Flaherty (2)
    P Paddack (7)
    P Glasgow (9)
    P E Diaz (10)
    P Neris (12)
    P Urias (15)
    P Richards (19)
    P Keuchel (21)
    P Kopech (22)

    Bullpen – Harvey (25) Teheran (27) Fiers (30) Karinchak (32) Davies (34) Chatwood (36) Roark (38) Perez (41)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a stacked hitting team…Bit all or nothing with Odor, Chavis, Alonso, Chapman and Eloy…Not bad guys tho…I like them, but your hitting is your weakness… Your pitching is stronger than your hitting, especially if your lottery tickets come thru

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

    Question: Need of power. hr, rbis, xbh.. sorta thing… Need 1 (Or just best player)

    CJ Cron, D. Swanson, W. Calhoun, Avisail Garcia, Willy Adames, Austin Hays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Willie C

      • 183414 says:
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        Agreed !

    • 183414 says:
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      Do they count ?

    • Grey

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      Haha, nice

  31. 183414 says:
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    2 guys ahead of me and appears that the guy on the clock isn’t logged in and has 18 minutes to go, so the computer would pick Betts. Lindor/Arenado/Story are next in order, assuming the guy ahead of me takes the full 2 hours. 1st 8 picks went pretty quick. Think I’d take Devers over Rendon, if Arenado is gone, along with either Story or Lindor, assuming the guy doesn’t show up in the next 13 minutes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Devers

    • 183414 says:
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      …and Betts it was. Story or Lindor for sure. Arenado taken. How about Story/Devers or Rendon or Bregman ?

      • 183414 says:
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        Sorry, I see you replied, as usual !! You the Man, Grey !!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Devers

  32. FrankGrimes says:
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    Only four teams for the draft from yesterday.
    Tell Truss to postpone I guess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess…Prolly best to announce it in his Monday post, then schedule for next week

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        One team in it I’ve drafted with twice…
        Both times showed up late after he was auto drafted 8-9 pitchers.
        Some radical strategy lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            They should fix the auto draft nonsense if possible. Every time it sticks the auto with all pitchers.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, that’s dumb

  33. daviddal says:
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    I have an offer I give acuna,bieber, and D swanson and I get Betts, Semien and Berrios? which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • daviddal says:
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        thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Pops says:
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    My RazzSlam team and the Qualifier team I went with:
    4 c
    3 1b
    3 2b
    3 3b
    3 ss
    9 of
    17 Starters

    I should have a lot of 2 start pitchers each week. I’m hoping a 2 start Anibal Sanchez type is better than a closer that might not pitch. Each score is totaled each week like hth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a smart move, depends on the guys

  35. Coolwhip

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    I’ll join post your RazzSlam roster fun too!
    I went with the “Edging your first starter as long as possible” technique lol. This points format favors hitting so much, I said F it, and snatched up big bats while others in this league were super bullish on pitching, and took the “community pitching” angle. I was pinched in the turn by Berhens and Barner, so with getting sniped as much as i did, think it still came out decent.

    C Vazquez (17)
    C Suzuki (31)
    1B Abreu (7)
    2b Mous (9)
    SS Baez (3)
    3B Devers (2)
    MI Lux (12)
    CI Machado (4)
    OF Acuna (1)
    OF Stanton (5)
    OF Rosario (6)
    OF Schwarber (10)
    OF Peralta (19)
    U Verdugo (20)

    Bench – Adell (21), Nunez (22), Berti (26), Galvis (27), Heyward (34), Maybin (36), Pence (38), Vogt (40), Pujols (41)

    P Bauer (8)
    P Jansen (11)
    P Montas (13)
    P Odorizzi (14)
    P CMart (15)
    P Workman (16)
    P Stroman (18)
    P DeSclafani (23)
    P JJames (24)

    Bench – Harvey (25), Gibson (28), Pearson (29), MarGo (30), Bassitt (32), Davies (33), PSandoval (35), Wright (37), Yamaguchi (39), Freeland (42)

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      So sad I missed this damn slam thing lol
      How did that happen!

      • Coolwhip

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        damn! you did? major bummer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your offense is insane…I kinda wish I punted SPs even more…Especially with a truncated season…Your pitching’s not bad either…Nice team, whip!

      • Coolwhip

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        Woo! you know I gotta rep the RB!

  36. Crime Dog says:
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    You watch Tiger King on Netflix yet? Shizz is crazy.

    Super late to the game on this but started Sopranos while being cooped up, so good. I’m sure that’s stating the obvious for everyone though at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sopranos? What’s that? Show about singers? C’mon, Crime Dog, how could you have never seen Sopranos?

      Yeah, Tiger King is my shizz! That’s crazy nuts and I love it

      • Crime Dog says:
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        I know I know. I was like 10 when it came out. It’s always been on my list to watch but always looked so daunting to start. Figured now is the perfect time. Better late than never.

        I still have 2 more episodes to decide who is more crazy, Joe or Carole. It’s so good so far though.

        • Grey

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          Joe 100%, but Carole is a wicked B who 100% killed her husband

          • Crime Dog says:
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            At least Joe comes off crazy from the get go. He let’s you know it so you know what you’re dealing with. Carole seems sneaky and conniving, sometimes those are the most dangerous. I should finish it tonight. Can’t wait.

            • Grey

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              Yeah Carole is legit dangerous…and humorless. Eff her…Long live Joe Exotic!

  37. Pops says:
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    RazzSlam:
    C T Murphu (20)
    C Suzuki (23)
    C Barnhart (31)
    C Severino (35)
    1B Abreau (7)
    1B Hosmer (21)
    1B Pujols (37)
    2B Albies (5)
    2B Kiki Hernandez (41)
    2B Wendle (42)
    SS Semien (8)
    SS Andrus (14)
    SS Iglesias (36)
    3B Rendon (3)
    3B K Seager (22)
    3B Longoria (34)
    OF Yelich (1)
    OF Conforto (9)
    OF Upton (11)
    OF Eaton (15)
    OF M Smith (17)
    OF Gardner (24)
    OF K Calhoun (25)
    OF Pollock (28)
    OF Pillar (29)
    SP Bieber (2)
    SP Castillo (4)
    SP Paddack (6)
    SP E Rodriguez (10)
    SP Soroko (12)
    SP Minor (13)
    SP Musgrove (16)
    SP Tanaka (19)
    SP M Gonzales (26)
    SP Porcello (27)
    SP Ana Sanchez (30)
    SP Lyles (32)
    SP Bassitt (33)
    SP Leake (38)
    SP Davies (39)
    SP Wainwright (40)

    Classic Rock or Oldies but Goodies ? Or Just Old
    I preferred 2 start weeks from those last starters than closers.

    • Grey

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      Looks great, Pops! Your OF is pretty and love your infield too…especially Abreu and Semien…Feels a bit shallow on hitting depth, and your pitching might be more than you need… Not a bad team at all…

  38. KrazyIvan says:
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    Odorizzi for Sano- which side would you want in 12 team 5×5?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Sano easily

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          Haha nice! Thanks dude, appreciate it. That was one of my favorite ones to write along with the one on Hiura. Always been big on Odorizzi when healthy, so imagine me taking Sano over him. Mostly due to his league top barrel% for 2019.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair, depends on needs

  39. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    16 team h2h with 6 keepers and hits/OPS/QS/holds added. see how this one looks (it’s speed light, but not horrible, and i should be likely to keep mercado as one of the 6 going forward). drafted out of the 8 slot in odds, 9th in evens.
    C vaz (17)
    1B goldy (K)
    2B l.gurriel (12)
    SS amed (so far i think i’ve drafted this guy everywhere, 11)
    3B torenado (K)
    OF (3) gallo
    ozuna (7, 1st round after keepers)
    mercado (8)
    util (2)
    – otani (hitter only, K)
    – E5 (13)
    BN joc 1B/OF (16)
    NA (1) kirilloff (20)

    SP (7 or 8)
    – corbin (K)
    – lynn (K)
    – carrasco (10)
    – musgrove (14)
    – gausman (18)
    – gibson (21)
    – cueto (23)
    streamer spot goes in SP 8 after slotting kirilloff
    RP: (6 or 7)
    – rogers (9)
    – d.castillo (15)
    – kintzler (19)
    – karinchak (22)
    – barlow (24)
    – magill (25

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      gallo was a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see it being light on speed… I guess a little maybe…Mercado should handle it tho…You look weak on hitting, and OPS… I think your pitching is very solid…So stronger pitching team

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        yeah had to keep lynn since we don’t know about puig, he’d have been the last keeper otherwise. goldy falling down makes this so, it’d be a good hitting team if he was still what he was going into last year. other than rogers (1 good closer in a league this deep with RP) i don’t think i overdrafted pitchers, and got E5 late too, but a ton of good hitters were already kept. ozuna was top of board when i went him. gurriel/amed were exactly who i wanted at 2B/SS and didn’t have to overpay. also predraft but after keepers i was so weak in steals that i had to go mercado quick (he will probably be a keeper too)

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          i suppose i could’ve foresaken carrasco at SP #3, but i didn’t want musgrove levels of SP for that (paranoia maybe)

  40. Licketty Splits says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Looks to be a great team …quite the OF if Stanton could just stay healthy & love Gallen & Urias’s upside with the shortened season.
    I finally gave in & started a another slow draft this time a 50 rounder NFC(?) style roto league.
    I got the 1st pick & took Acuna. My question is how essential in this format is SP?? Do I need to take at least one with picks 30-31 or can I wait till picks 60-61??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lean on an SP at 31 vs. 61 if I had 1st pick…But it depends on how many SPs have been taken…In a vacuum, prefer SP at 31 tho

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        Thanks …given the delay in opening day would the risk of Clevinger be mitigated given his youth & it not being an arm issue? Otherwise given their current ADPs that would be Stras (28), Castillo (33), or Corbin (40).
        Assuming all those were gone it would then be a bit of a reach but waiting till 60-61 would be dicey.
        So taking one at 31 then you probably leave SP alone till 90-91?

  41. Stat Man says:
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    I’m not as bullish on your Devers and Xander projections with the loss of Betts hitting in front of them and setting the table and his base running getting into scoring position. R

    Relying on Benintendi to set the table with a34% OBP isn’t great and he can’t hit lefties. It’s still a decent lineup, but missing Betts is going to hurt.

    Is there are way to dissect Devers and Xander’s RBI from 2019 to see how many of those where with Betts coming across the plate?

    • Grey

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      Hmm, maybe, not sure

    • Big Magoo

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      On baseball-reference, you can go to any player page and click on game logs. There’s an “RBI Opportunities” section near the top that has that info for any particular season.

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        This is great. Thanks Big Magoo.

        It confirms what I suspected. Devers and Xander RBI totals were a huge beneficiary of Betts being on base.

        Most Driven In Stats (Devers)

        Self – 32 times
        Betts – 29 times
        JD – 9 times.

        Most Driven In Stats (Xander)

        Self 33 times
        Betts – 32 times
        Devers – 21 times
        JD – 7 times

        I think I would take the player hitting behind the other this year, but I still don’t think the numbers are going to be as big as last year.

        What do you think, Grey?

  42. Big Magoo

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    Did you see the Boras scheduling proposals? Looks like yacht down payments are non-refundable.

    • Grey

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      Haha, yeah, I saw that

      • Big Magoo

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        This is so brutal. Today feels especially tough since it was supposed to be opening day. Instead, we have to wait at least two more months (in a best-case scenario). I’m stuck trying to platinum Bloodborne. What’s on your agenda?

  43. 183414 says:
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    Dude who snatched Arenado ahead of me, just took Alonso. I’m pissed. Up now @30/31. Since I drafted Story/Devers, I’m considering Marte or Springer and Albies or Hiura.
    Don’t want to take JoRam, who’s fallen, as I already a 3d baseman. Same w/ Bogaerts/Baez, and don’t like Blackmon, and not about to take Le Mahieu.
    What do you think ?

  44. 183414 says:
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    I took Albies/Springer. Dude has snaked me twice in a row. Love Hiura, but also love Albies. Have Hiura on my other Best Ball. Springer on a contract year whatever that means, and last year was pretty sick despite missing a month. Starling with a career year last year and 2nd with 600 a.b.’s.
    Didn’t want to reach for a 1st baseman, but Olson, Rizzo, and Abreu are the only 3 I really like that are left, besides Olson, who’ll probably be gone by pick 50/51. Can get [email protected]/71, but would rather not reach for him. Then there’s not much I like until Santana/Walker/Cron.

    • 183414 says:
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      Took Eloy/Rizzo @50/51. Olson gone @31. Was close between Rizzo and Abreu. Would have taken Stanton if Eloy was gone. Thought about Bryant.

  45. ratedm4man says:
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    I’m not sure which razzslam team, but what’d’ya think of this one?

    Barnhart
    Stallings

    Rizzo
    Marte
    Mondesi
    Arenado
    Gurriel
    Gregorius

    Shogo
    Jd martinez
    Eloy
    Louie Robbie
    Kepler

    Mercado

    Paddack
    Sonny
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Minor
    Manaea
    Luccesi
    Archer
    Chironos
    Cueto

    Calhoun
    Garrett Hampson
    Hays
    Arraeaz
    Myers
    O’Neil
    Franco
    Bohm
    Austidillio
    Pujols
    Chris Davis
    Pache

    Shoemaker
    Burnes
    Bassett
    Yamamoto
    Skubal
    Quantrill
    Pivetta

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