This post will either be insanely stupid and a terrible use of splits stats or *mimes mind being blown*. Actually, now that I think about it, *mimes mind being blown* doesn’t sound like a positive. Two negatives? A perfect start for a post about Rougned Odor! Owning Rougned Odor over the course of the season is exactly like *mimes mind being blown*. The last time I owned Rougned Odor I repeatedly *mimes mind being blown* at how awful he was. Sometimes I’d watch him swing and miss for roughly 100 straight at-bats and *mimes mind being blown*. I once owned Rougned Odor through a 1-for-seemingly-500 stretch, dropped him and watched him hit five homers in four games on waivers and *mimes mind being blown*. There’s a countless number of *mimes mind being blown* times I can associate with Rougned Odor and none of them are good, frankly. *mimes mind being blown* is a terrible way to think about Rougned Odor — forget I ever said it! I hate him so much! Yet. Dot dot dot. I’m kinda interested, due to his splits. So, what can we expect from Rougned Odor for 2020 fantasy baseball and what makes him a great dart throw?

In 404 2nd half games, Rougned Odor has 77 HRs and 27 SBs, while batting .244. Roughly, or rather Rougnedly, that makes him a 20/6 player in a half, and a half is 100 games. Frank Voila! Not sold yet? Tough but fair, you are, when Yoda is how I talk. In more games in the 1st half (413), he has 18 less homers (59, look at this math!) and hits .237. His Aprils are especially brutal:  in 97 career games, 9 homers and a .195 average. May’s better, but barely, as he hits .219 with 15 homers in 121 career games.  June? Well, June gloom is gone. (Do you see a pattern yet? He gets better as the summer heats up.) In 136 career games in June, he hits .259 with 24 homers. July? Thanks for asking! He’s hitting a career high of .292 in July with 35 homers, and that includes a 25-game rookie season July in 2014 when he was only 20 years old and hit zero homers. August he starts to cool down again (.230 and 27 homers in 158 games) and, in September, he’s still doing a Tokyo Drift going .229 and 26 homers in 158 games. If his hot June and July were Odor just taking a while to start seeing the ball well, he’d be great, as his best, in September. Slowly ramping up and finishing the year hot as your moms. That’s not the case. I will contend (for the featherweight argument championship) that Odor likes the weather hot eh eff. If you’re like, “Wait a minute, you absolute loon, Texas is hot in September.” Yes, and he hit six homers last September with a .255 average in 13 home games. So, hot isn’t bad, but on the road, going to cold climates in September, he’s not great. Odor isn’t bad, he’s just your grandmother snow bunny’ing down to Sarasota in the winter! Oh, and if not convinced, he hit .355 with two homers in twelve (warm-weather) spring training games this year. If we see only Arizona/Florida games, Odor is about to light the world on fire. If we get games starting in July, Odor will be great for the first six weeks, and, in a three-month season, you can just drop him for the final six weeks, and get paid major dividends. Rougned Odor: Hot Weather Hitter and great dart throw.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Outstanding Dart Throw report.

    a. Talk about a double negative….That’s the brothers Rougned and Rougned! J/k, you have me convinced as always and you could be even right about this one. So rent a Rougned from July 1 to August 15, got it! Keep ’em comin’!

    b. MLB quote of the day for May 19, 1977

    ‘There were probably a few games I played where I should not have played, because of some nagging injuries or something. I used to always talk the managers into playing me, because I wanted to play so badly.’

    Gary Edmund Carter (RIP), aka The Kid. He is the only player to hit 2 HRs in an ASG (1981) and a WS game (game 4 of the 1986 WS). Will always be remembered for his enthusiasm.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Haha, yes! That would be a real-life double negative

      B.Little known fact, Gary Carter also invented the F-bomb — you can google that

    • krazyivan says:
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      Nice-Love Gary Carter!

      Another MLB quote: October 10,1969

      “The Mets looked like losers…that is, in their dugout there was no fire, no spirit..they looked like losers.”

      Frank Robinson after Game 1 of the World Series. Little did he know that the Amazin Mets had the Birds right where they wanted them. Over the course of the 1969 regular season New York would consistently lose the first game of a series only to go on to capture, or, tie it by series end. To take it even furthur, they were 0-9 in regular season openers to that point.

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    Rougned is the type of player that sucks so bad through most of a season that even his hot streaks don’t seem worth all the hell you go through to get to them. And that’s why Rougned will never grace my roster. Screw that guy!

    Sorry, not disputing your analysis at all. You may be on to something. But I’d rather throw a dart at Austin Riley or Wil Myers than a guy whose last name is a synonym for Stink! No thanks.

    • Harley Earl says:
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      In fact, let’s just call him Rougned Stink for now on!

      • baby seal says:
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        Yeah, BARF. Keep this guy the hell away from my teams!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Barf was John Candy in Spaceballs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya, Odor’s caused some anger in the past, and it’s only natural to bubble up when he’s mentioned

  3. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    This guy smells like a breakout in the making! Time for Rough Ed to take the next step,.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, technically, he’s broken out already, then was just broken

      • 183414 says:
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        His adp reflects how awful he’s been. If you like h.r.’s and some s.b.’s, and believe he might hit .250, certainly not a bad dart. Prefer him over Domingo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t disagree

  4. William Hung says:
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    Matt Bowman Reds closer?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0pL2GDwuMQ

    Maybe the Mets won’t be so terrible after all – they have turned things around in the last 2 weeks of this SNY sim

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matt Bowman? Huh?

      • William Hung says:
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        This MLB 20 sim is realistic is some ways, but also a bit of a head scratcher in others – Raisel came out for the 8th with a 1 run lead – so that was realistic, but is Bowman really expected to be 2nd in line like this?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think so, not sure Bowman is in the top 3 for saves

    • 183414 says:
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      You should definitely draft him in a high stakes league.

  5. The Great Knoche says:
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    Remember when you drafted him in the 3rd round everywhere in…2017?

    And then there’s B_Don last year. I want Odor over Villar everywhere. https://razzball.com/bounce-back-candidate-rougned-odor/

    Alas, no one can quit Rougned. I also own a few shares this year.

    The only question I have is…What ever happened to his brother Rougned?

    • NUX says:
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      You still up for that $10 NFBC, winner take all, with the same silly rosters? I sent you the link just now to your tweeter DM.

      • baby seal says:
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        You are like Tyrone Biggums out here lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Yah sure, Not like I have anything else to do but work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe we’ve been getting Rougned, the brother, this whole time when we thought we were getting Rougned

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Ha.

        Glossary Term for when you’ve been suckered into drafting the same guy year after year because Grey just can’t quit him?

        Getting Rougned

        Yes…Yes you are getting Rougned.

        Also works as a word play for Ruined.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Running Rougned n wild over my counting stats

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Yup. And Teoscaring Your Batting Average.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sometimes you have to Teoscar your average, this is true

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      I followed that recommendation in 2017 as well …..lol

  6. krazyivan says:
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    I really like Odors barrel%, hard hit%, and sprint speed. His walk % is trending up.

    The strikeouts are going to remain horrible. He is actually pretty average at plate discipline but has a horrible rate of contact on pitches he chases.

    He is so easy to shift against/that and the Ks will always sink the batting average. His career xBA of .244 seems pretty settled.

    The plus is that the power is there and he could have a big HR total and if he can keep increasing his BB% then he can spend more time turning those into doubles with an SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now you’re talking Krazyivan! Prolly true on his BA, but he could get into pitches for 2 months and end up 20/10/.245 which isn’t bad in 100 games

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        agree. Don’t own him as of yet. But still a Super league to draft. If he slides enough, I wouldn’t hesitate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  7. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Where is everyone? Is my odor too roughned?

    There used to be a new anchor name Vernon Odom in Philly affectionately referred to as Vermon Odor.

    Hope everyone is well!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you too!

  8. baby seal says:
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    Wouldn’t you be wary of him “heating up” in the summer if Texas has a dome over their park… like they do this year… and why you like guys like Lynn???

    Yeah, I have zerooooooooo interest in this guy. Gross.

    Why not take Starlin Castro going a round or two later?
    Or wait on a nice upside guy who should gain OF eligibility in Dubon?
    Or Tommy La Dinger who might bat leadoff for the Angels?
    Cesar will give you speed and not tank your BA…
    Or just take a shot that Hampson gets more playing time w/ a potential DH?

    Solak is right behind him, ready to pounce, once Mr. Odor is inevitably hitting .182 again…

    OK, I’m being harsh, but for a reason! It’s hard to win an overall competition w/ guys like Gallo or Odor on your team… that BA is a major problem. HARD PASS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tommy La Dinger — nice

      Solak, Castro, Dubon, Hernandez…Not really either Odor or them, I don’t mind any of them

      • baby seal says:
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        Haha, OK!

        Here’s the thing w/ Odor — you can almost GUARANTEE he’ll be on the wire at some point. He’s a streaky dude. Just grab him when he gets hot.

        Not wasting a draft pick on this hot garbage… he can be good for a few weeks and then you just move on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These are late round gambles, not saying draft Odor in the 3rd round (anymore)

          • baby seal says:
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            OK, so if we’re taking Teoscar in the first and Odor in the third… who we taking in the second?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nate Pearson!

              • baby seal says:
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                Oh man, I love this squad! Domingo in the 4th? Taijun in the 5th?

                What else we got?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thinking Wander

              • 183414 says:
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                I’m taking Odor way before Teoscar, Domingo, and Pearson.

  9. Coolwhip

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    “In 404 2nd half games…”

    hmmm like error code 404? Coincidence? I’ll let you be the judge.

    Alas, I can’t quit him completely either… do as I say, not as I do! Hopefully he comes through for me in the Writer’s League. lol.

    • baby seal says:
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      Haha, I was thinking the same!!

      Please seek help if addicted to Odor.

      1-800-WHY-ODOR

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        I’m dong better! only 1 share this year. I’m almost there like Tiana!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m dong better!

          • baby seal says:
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            Improvement is all we can ask for, :-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can it get worse?

              • Coolwhip

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                by suggesting odor in the 3rd ;-)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I might’ve ranked him in the 2nd one year — HAHAHA, I’m so dumb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, going with not a conincidence

    • baby seal says:
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      Why did you punt SB so hard in that writer’s league??

      Really liked the start… then you passed on Robles to take Muncy AND Soler after you already had a ton of power… no me gusta. Your main SB sources are all on my hate list lol…

      Pitching looks solid.

      All around solid team — just don’t understand why you didn’t later target a Mercado, Edman; even guys I don’t love like Biggio would’ve been a good idea. You had a lot of BA to work with there. Mallex was a wasted pick, IMO. At least try for Buxton, Hampson, Berti? Adell was a HUGE reach.

      Those are my honest thoughts — good luck!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hey, wait a minute, my projections liked Coolwhip’s team

        • baby seal says:
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          I said it was an all around solid team!

          Think he mismanaged the steals category, and I don’t see what he got out of it? Like if he got a bunch of high-end pitching instead, then I’d be more OK with it.

          Muncy was just greedy there… or Machado — either way — he already had a 3B and SS w/ tons of power. I can’t hate the Soler pick too much bc that’s such good value and he needed OF.

          Robles was literally perfect for that start and you whiffed, Coolwhip!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Of course it’s a great team, my projections like it!

          • baby seal says:
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            Laureano and Robert were available too?

            Actually, yeah, the Soler pick was also unnecessary. And pick 76 isn’t as good of value as I was initially thinking. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, just a really odd choice.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do love Laureano and Robert

          • Coolwhip

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            HAHAHA wow, so much to get into, love it…

            First of all, keep in mind this draft was on March 3rd, way back in the before times haha (if i did this draft today or even just a week later some decisions would have been different), and admittedly this wasn’t my best performance, but there’s ample reasons for choices which I’ll lay out and pick apart your picking apart like a crazed otter ;-)…
            1) Everything should be considered within the context of the local competition… a lot of guys paid up for steals and SP (some like Bdon by accident)
            2a) You are saying I “punted SBs so hard”; when, in reality… all I did was choose not to pay a premium for them like others did and still walked away with estimated pts of 7 and 9 from Grey/Rudy… which is in the top half of the league.
            2b) So the Robles dilemma, this was actually a point of internal debate for me, so fun times that you brought it up! Robles batted ball profile was hot garbage last year, and though I like a lot in dynasty, I’m a bit squeamish on drafting him at cost this year before pick 80. So that aside now, lets look at Steamer full-season projections: Robles is down for 81/18/73/29 (201) with .265/.326 slash and 92 wRC+. Muncy proj are 87/30/81/4 (202) with .241/.356 and 118 wRC+ and Soler proj are 87/35/98/4 (224) with .258/.349 and 121 wRC+. The Robles proj has a bit of improvement baked in (also despite losing top run producer) whereas I feel the Muncy/Soler has some head-scratching regression baked in. Muncy has hit 35 HR twice so no idea why they arent giving him at least 34 and he would have gone 100/40/100 if not for hit on hand, so i see him more of 90/35/90/4 conservatively which would give him a CT of (229) and what i feel should be .250+ avg that comes to a ~130 wRC+, plus he plays the whole INF – SS (right now he’s my 2B). Then Soler we’ve already covered at length but i’ll add over last 223 games he’s hit exactly .265/.354 so i think they are unfairly knocking him some there would slightly raise his value if you believe his 2nd half is not sustainable and raise it even more if you think there’s more to it. So I found more value in those 2 guys than i did Robles. Muncy due to pos flex and Soler because hes Soler. both of which according to my board came at a discount, I had Muncy at 60th and I needed a 2B and i had Soler at 55th and smilar value to Eloy but i got him 3 rounds later. value.
            3) Mercado, Edman, Biggio – wasn’t sold on Mercado as BBP was also garbage and didnt want to overpay and Edman and Biggio were sniped.
            4) Because of the said sniping i had to lean into Mallex more than I wanted, but its a daily league so I am okay with it as i have a ton of power to compensate for him. Could easily be a bench rotator just to pick spots for good steal matchups.
            5) Adell is a speed source too! Plus at the time, we were looking at a full season, and if your read the Q&A I believe he is a LuBob alternative at a much cheaper cost. And I expected him to be up in short order.
            6) Also in the Q&A I gave you my reasoning for Machado at the time and in context plus he has position flex x4 so thats value.
            7) Dannys to me is in same conversation as Robles/Mercado but I got him comparatively cheap at 141 despite him having a much better BBP, so thats value.
            8) Robert, Laureano – Didnt take Robert cus I knew others were on to him more bullish than I and so I was targeting Adell later for the value as stated, Laureano was not on my radar until after Soler, so I took Soler. proj wRC+ relative to expectations. Would of taken Laureano in next round if he made it back.

            A lot of it came down to value and what others were doing, and by not following trends and making value plays based on wRC+ with Counting Totals (CT) and grabbing position flexibility, I have a strong position to trade from during season without creating gaping holes in lineup.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Would be hilarious if Baby Seal simply responded tl;dr

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                haha but he reads everything! though, this might as well be a draft/lineup recap article LOL

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, on a separate note, I wonder if Adell is the starter immediately for the Angels…Why even bother with Goodwin

                  • Coolwhip

                    Coolwhip says:
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                    By the beard of Zeus, I sure hope so.

                    • baby seal says:
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                      Holy wall of text, Batman! About to read now. :-)

                  • 183414 says:
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                    Me thinks the new mgr. will definitely play Goodwin some.

              • baby seal says:
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                ROFL!!

            • baby seal says:
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              YESSSSSSS, way-too-long replies about fantasy baseball on Razzball dot com are my fav!

              Ah, in the “before times” haha. Was that from South Park? I call it “BC” – Before Corona/COVID – either works.

              1a) Understand on the starters. And I wouldn’t call that an “accident” from BDON. That’s called negligence! Very sad… Mr. Don. Very sad, indeed.

              2a) OK, you didn’t “punt it so hard” lolol. I am being hard on you because I expect better!
              Let’s get something straight on those projected “steals.” You are including a phantom 30-40 from Mallex which will never see the light of day – fake news!
              2b) Nice, haha, baby seal knows all!!
              More fake news!!!! Robles hit 17 HR and stole 28 bags last year, as a rookie. I guess you are right, they’re projecting HUGE improvements w/ an extra homer and steal. He hit 33 doubles last year, FWIW.
              I agree those projections are low for Muncy and Soler, but that’s not really the point of the exercise, we can always quibble over that.
              Robles had a max EV of 110 MPH, which is the same as Muncy’s. This is a good indicator of power potential, and anything over 108 MPH is considered good. You should ignore average EV – if you aren’t already – it’s not very useful. Robles’ numbers are artificially low due to bunts. I understand bunts aren’t a category in fantasy, but that doesn’t help you understand the player properly. He’s a top-5 prospect who’s going to be 23 – look at what Ketel did last year – plenty of room for Robles to grow. He was graded as someone to grow into more power. It’s all in his profile. He’s got a LA of 14.5%, which is GREAT, so any sort of power increase should translate immediately.
              We can also look at any sort of rolling graph, which shows a mid-szn slump, likely due to teams making an adjustment on him, and then he was able to adjust back and finish the szn very strong. HH%, xBA, Z-Contact%, xwOBA, etc. were all improving. It’s far from crazy to think last year could very reasonably be the floor. Just imagine if he gets full run at batting leadoff like he should. Or if there’s no pitcher, then his value goes up BIG time! (I know last comment didn’t apply at draft time, but still wanted to throw that out there nonetheless.)
              The great part of the all the Statcast data, besides the obvious of it being awesome, is that many people aren’t using it properly; weighting the wrong things too high, and the important things not high enough, or ignoring other things that are no longer new and “sexy,” but actually matter a lot more. Classic example is wOBA for SP. This is not very sticky. So people get freaked out by Bieber, while they ignore the much more important and reliable K-BB%, where he was #5 among qualified starters last year.
              It seems your main issue is that you are too much of a stat nerd… harsh but true! Player “value” starts to become more and more irrelevant the further you go in the draft. Roster construction is king. Go look at the top NFBC teams – they “reach” on value all over the place – especially for quality steals. Robles is one of a few guys who can steal 40+ and not hurt you elsewhere… that’s potentially a top-30 guy. Remember, you’re drafting for 2020, not what happened in 2019. He’s being drafted where he finished last year. Profit city, kid!
              It’s like buying $300 popcorn at a movie theater or a $12 beer at Yankee Stadium. You can buy a six-pack of Bud Light for the same price when you leave the stadium, but if you want beer NOW at the game, you pay $12 and say oh well. Same concept here. Those guys aren’t bad values – don’t get me wrong, as I said before – my point is that you didn’t optimize your team construction.
              You might win homers by 50 or more. Nice! Would you trade 20 less homers for 30 more quality and reliable steals? You would still win homers, but now you’d be way more competitive in SBs… it’s a no-brainer bro.
              We’re also ignoring that you could still easily grab someone like ya boy Franmil later, who could get your power back up to way-too-beastly if you really wanted that.
              Passing on Robles means that Mallex is your next best bet for a handful (or my boy Edman, who I think could do 30+ if things break right), which is where you messed up, because the categorical replacement level on SBs looked much different than it did for homers there. Does that make sense?
              I could even get behind Muncy there for the reasons you stated. Soler is the one that is a headscratcher, IMO, especially AFTER Muncy.

              3) OK

              4) Yep, and it’s a 12-teamer, so you can hunt the wire for better sources as they pop up. Edman and Berti weren’t drafted last year, so you aren’t screwed by any means… was, just again, far from the optimal play.

              5) Yep, understand. But again, you are “losing” your Soler “value” through these later panic picks, because you didn’t handle the category properly when you could’ve originally.

              6) All good.

              7) Not going to quibble w/ DannyS if you like him. But again, to really drive the point home, this profile is much riskier than Robles’ IMO.

              8) I don’t own any Robert, so fair. I do have a TON of Laureano. 74 or whatever is a very fair price. FYI, these were just random speed sources I looked at who went later in the same round. I’m sure we could find more…
              You keep talking about wRC+, which is a great stat, no doubt. However, walks (and SLG) are a huge part of the calculation. Last I checked, BBs aren’t a category in the RCLs…

              Think I wrote more words than you? Take that! Haha.

              I thought about trading, no doubt. I’m used to no trading leagues, and like to build balanced rosters, because it’s more challenging and therefore more fun, IMO. So that’s certainly part of my perspective.

              Parting words: I really do like the team. This convo is really just meant to be fun and educational. Hopefully we can both learn and become better players from it.

              Cheers!

              • Coolwhip

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                LOL all good here too, i just like arguing with you. You are probably the first person/seal/mammal to ever (even jokingly) refer to me as a Stat Nerd… LOL. so congrats.

                Yes thats from the South Park episode… in the before times from the long-long ago.

                2a) why is Mallex a phantom 40? he’s already done it twice, lol.
                2b) The projections also say he will improve in BB%, K%, AVG, and SLG. you can keep your snarkiness sir! Yes he’s great and wonderous… yet your max EV argument is flawed sir, all that takes is doing it once, lol. I’ll tell you what is a better indicator ;-) EV+ (on FB and LD) and his was 88.6 right in line with Mallex and Cesar Hernandez, no bunts included! boom roasted. Muncy was 94.4 and Soler was 97.2 (8th in all MLB).
                5) haha, Adell wasn’t a panic pick. I wanted to get him. Maybe you misnumbered the answer. I wouldn’t call Mallex a panik pick since its a daily league, I’m not scared of it.
                7) Are you saying Dannys has riskier profile for 2020 than Robles? not seeing it. if you mean Dannys + Soler vs Robles + pick 141. ehhh, I don’t know. My boy Franmil and Schwarb went a few rounds earlier.
                8) haha, you are taking me literally on wRC+ like im using it as a tallied score. You know i’m not doing that! What wRC+ represents again is “total offensive contribution based on Runs”… you know what is a category? Runs. You know what makes runs? people on base with RBIs. You know how RBIs get made? people hitting the ball hard with SLG. ;-) ;-) ;-) I’m looking at the likelihood of them adding to my accumulated stats, which do count. I even gave you values of CT, counting stat totals! winning HRs 50 is also a helping hand to winning Runs and RBIs (obviously moreso RBIs).

                Okay cool, yeah so because it is a RCL, i wanted a strong starting position and solid resources of guys. The other teams with overkill steals are mostly short on power/rbis, so I was already planning on stalking them.

                all good, i’m all for fun and education, and as I said, this was not my strongest performance. I could have easily taken Albies/Ketel/Baez/Mondesi over Bogaerts in the 3rd, and that was prob the better move there, as I prob would have done that 9 other times out of 10 give the first 2 picks. The sniping also hurt a lot, i missed on so many mid-to-late pick targets to sniping within half a round. So if i knew i could have got Garver (assuming i didnt goof the pick) 2 rounds later in this league i could moved up some of those targets a round and got all of those guys. Lesson learned! I did better in drafts after that.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I think Mr Whip liked my recently posted team with all the power to much.

        • NUX says:
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          MP! Did you get my DM a while ago on Twitter? There is a link below for that $10 draft if you still want in

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          haha what do you mean? The draft for that team was march 3rd.

          • baby seal says:
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            He was trying to be funny, Mr. Whip!

            • Coolwhip

              Coolwhip says:
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              lol, i know! i should have put a winky emoji at end… damn text lacking tone!

  10. baby seal says:
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    Lindor
    Bregman
    Alonso
    Morton
    Muncy
    Montas
    Soler
    Schwarber
    Reyes
    Price
    Maeda
    Brantley

    No idea why Brantley was faded so hard. Although, SP is getting pushed up in a big way, so lots of batters are falling… I wanted to take 2 SP there, but just can’t reach *that* much.

    Pretty solid #SquadSoFar!

    Now, for the funny comment — as much as I *hate* Odor (just read above ^^) — he’s the kind of guy who’s a great bench bat in a best ball points league.

    Odor is disgusting in Roto. Hold on, brb, suddenly feeling the urge to take a shower.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Franmil!

      • baby seal says:
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        I finally got em’ BOTH on the same team!!!!!!!

        My life is now complete

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid team! You look low on AVG and speed, fwiw

      • baby seal says:
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        It’s a points league!!! LOL, that shiz doesn’t matter for shiz. I’ve told you this 700 times!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah, my B

  11. Stat Man says:
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    Would an offer of J-Ram and Abreu for Bellinger be fair or too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  12. baby seal says:
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    Write a dart throw on my boy Gallegos? I know he’s not going as late as these guys, but think he qualifies for this series…

    Lotta ppl don’t know what to make of him. I am ON the Gallegos train for the short szn.

    My confidence that CMart gets full run has gone up big time. No other obvious choice.

    Hicks returning from TJS. Already had command issues. Who knows how often he can pitch?

    Gallegos also offers great ratio support w/ a chance for SVs. Like an Anderson light.
    Was just talking w/ JKJ on Twitter about this and he agrees (Cards fan)!

    Doooooooooo ittttttttt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…I feel like the Cards have more guys rumored get saves than any other team

      • baby seal says:
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        Oh well, I wrote it for you anyways lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Member in March when Helsley was rumored to be the guy?

          • baby seal says:
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            Of course I do! Still worth a shot wherever he goes… he doesn’t really have an off-speed pitch… you think you’re drafting the next Sandman?

            I’m not a “WiN tHe OvErAlL wItH oNe PiCk” kinda guy, but Gallegos *IS* that sort of dude you can target as your third closer in a 12-team OC-type of league…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I was just looking at Mariano’s 1996 season — 107 2/3 IP, 1 HR allowed, 1.83/.99 with 109 Ks — haha

              • baby seal says:
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                yummmmmm

                I think Hicks going to have a lot more issues than ppl realize… who knows!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I think closers with fluid situations are going to be even more worthless in 100 games

                  • baby seal says:
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                    He has more value than just the saves. But I get it.

                    Also think getting saves off the wire this year is going to be like trying to get a piece of meat from a tiger cage, with Joe Exotic looking over your shoulder, while pinching your ass.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, more like Joe Erotic!

                    • baby seal says:
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                      Ah, yes, messed that one up!

                  • 183414 says:
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                    Fluid ? How many sure fire closers do you think there are ? Don’t think the Cards are pulling Gallegos after 1 or even 2 blown saves, but we shall see.
                    There are NO Marianos. Zero !!!

                    • baby seal says:
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                      I think some people need to realize how the draft changes a good amount when there’s an overall vs not.

                      You take a different type of risk profile. Someone like Gallegos is much less necessary in a “normal” league. Still think he’s a good pick, but wouldn’t have the same level of conviction that it’s the best strategy…

                      And I agree, of course, haha. We were making some jokes!!

      • krazyivan says:
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        The Cards, like the Rays, do not go by the conventional wisdom that you save the best relief pitcher for the last three outs.
        Gallegos is filthy and Cards don’t regret trading him for about one bit. That said, depending on the opponent and the place in the order Gallegos will continue to see some high leverage outings in the 8th, 7th, and even some multi-inning spots from the 6th. Shildt loves how he was implemented last year and I don’t think he strays too far from that approach.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I agree on Gallegos

        • Harley Earl says:
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          I’m a Cardinals fan, and you nailed this Ivan. Been following the Birds on the Bat for nearly 40 years so I know them well. Honestly, I think Hicks is going to have a very good opportunity to step right back into the closer’s role if he keeps up his current rehab progression. He’s already throwing 30-pitch bullpens as of last week. By July 1st, he’s going to be ready. That’s still two months away. If Hicks is available on the waiver wire, stash him on your DL just to play the upside.

          But good call Ivan. Gallegos is the new Andrew Miller in STL. He’s going to be inserted whenever the situation demands, no matter the inning.

          • baby seal says:
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            Hicks totally worth the IL slot, and I am not saying Gallegos is a sure thing — far from it — but he’s a great guy to take a shot on as a third RP if you want big upside.

            Just gotta realize what you’re buying and prepare around that…

            I’m not the type to draft Verlander or Stanton anywhere near where they’re going. This is the part of the draft where I’m starting to take my shots, depending on the roster, league, etc.

            No one knows what’ll happen in the szn, a lot can change, just trying to position myself for upside in certain spots. Hader wasn’t supposed to get as many saves as he did last year. Things change!

        • baby seal says:
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          I don’t disagree and neither does his draft price.

          Let’s see what happens after they’ve blown 3-5 games in the first 10-15.

  13. NUX says:
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    You tryinta start that $10 draft up today? If yes, we have 10 of 12 in. You will make #11 when I send you the link to join. Then we’ll need one more and the draft will start as soon as that last person joins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m down

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But it suggested password: zMRYXa7wcGy7Ekv

          • NUX says:
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            They’ve had some goofy stuff going on lately, so I’m not surprised to hear that.

            SOS if anyone else wants to join this Bestball league!

            Its $10 to play. Winner take all $100.

            2 Hour clock, draft will start 15 mins after you join. We just need 1 more person.

            Starting roster construction as follows:
            1 Catcher
            1 1B
            1 2B
            1 SS
            1 3B
            2 OF
            1 UTIL
            4 Ps

            32 roster slots/rounds in the draft, so you also draft 20 bench slots. Lineup optimizer selects your best lineup from week to week (bestball).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wait, it’s only two OFs?!

              • NUX says:
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                If you get first pick again… then it’s gonna be only 1 OF allowed for you!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • baby seal says:
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                    lol!

  14. zombie says:
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    Along with the potential shortened season, Gallo calling the new Texas ballpark “definitely a pitchers park” has me re ranking him and Roughned, Choo, Elvis, Solak etc. But, also boosting Kluber, Minor, and bargain fave Lynn. Hope that we get the chance to find out… Stay well, Razzballers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, zombie!

  15. Fred says:
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    Is it time to forget about Odor? You’ve been pumping him up for years and hes always failed me. Time to jump on another player’s bandwagon Grey lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will never give up on this Odor!

      • krazyivan says:
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        Never give up on him Grey! Next year when you write the same article give it a title taken from Ghostbusters:
        “Listen! Do you smell something!?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Who ya gonna draft? ODOR!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Opened a preview and you did not get me!

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            LOL… damn, well at least it matches your comment (and post)!

  16. NUX says:
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    Grey, you know Malicious Phenoms nick on Twitter? I just saw his comment yesterday that he hit me up there in DMs but I don’t see it.

    MP if you’re seeing this: @NUX_34

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea, sorry

      • NUX says:
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        All good, I just found him. Hopefully he sees my DM. I see he wanted in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aight cool

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @nyy2021wschamps

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • NUX says:
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        Incredible, love that. Also, I’m seeing he is overseas? I have a feeling that NFBC aint gonna allow for that, unless he is using that VPN, which he prob is

        • baby seal says:
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          Think they are smart enough to figure out if you are using a VPN haha… who knows, but that would be a major risk for them if not.

          • NUX says:
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            Yea MP wasn’t able to join.

            Still need 1 more!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s out of country, right?

              • NUX says:
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                Yea he is and thats the issue we’re having in getting him an account, bummer cause he was excited to play.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that sucks

                  • baby seal says:
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                    CAN’T BELIEVE U HAVE FIRST PICK AGAIN

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      NFBC would like everyone to know I am indeed #1

                    • baby seal says:
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                      And I’m next to ZacharyWho…. worst $10 I ever spent.

                      Not gonna lie, thought about taking Teosacar in the first.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You didn’t?! Wow, the lies from Baby Seal are almost as bad as the day-after cuddles from otters

                    • baby seal says:
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                      HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH OMG

  17. I’ve never had any shares, but could see the attraction,,,ahhh yes, the dreaded career week on waivers/reserve *insert dunce cap photo* I think players that have those unforgettable weeks on your bench/waivers have prompted many owners to “shelter in place” before it was mandated.
    Could be the cruelest thing in fantasy, seeing guys you lost patience with go off. But how long do you wait? Keep’em coming Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Smitty, you can’t get underrate a guy with one hot month!

      • Yes indeed, like Hampson’s hot finish. Any coincidence Pud Black gave the kid PT?
        Look forward to the M. Gore dart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dart incoming!

          • Haha – as Patton would say, “ Albright, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!”

  18. Odor’s biggest stinking point has been the old infield fly rule.

    The dome might actually help him.

    Depending on which way it ricochets…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great point! Lower the roof!

  19. We actually do need some water since the Mother Funker seems to be a blaze…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we’re good if the Rangers’ new stadium has a roof that is only 50 feet off the ground — Infield pops, baby!

      • Exactly!

        Over the last 4 years, only Theatre Majors have made more home runs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brilliant! We’ve fixed him!

  20. Speaking of dart throws and malicious odors…

    Hard pass on Totinos Pizza Rolls from here on out!

    Sure they seemed like a good value at the time.

    Sure you look at the power/speed combo and drool.

    Sure you love the slugging.

    But the on base?

    You’ve been sitting on base…right on the base for almost a half hour now…

    Just praying for a 3 for 4…or at least a 3/4 bowel movement…

    OPS…I did it again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you had a solid exit velocity

      • She was not happy about the Launch Angle…

  21. NUX says:
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    OMG!

    Take out the Gameshark you cheater, you got 1st pick again. Clock starts on your 1st pick in 8 mins. And Knoche is drafting behind you at #2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, I wrote to Greg Ambrosia and told him I baked muffins for him if he gives me the #1 pick

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I’m supposed to take Lindor at #2 right?

        • NUX says:
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          Lol yes, as is tradition

          • baby seal says:
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            Hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Odor

          • baby seal says:
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            Wait, I thought we agreed Teoscar in the first above? Do I need to redo my prep now?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I have Acuna just above Teoscar

  22. LOLmets says:
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    I wouldn’t mind throwing a few darts at Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough, but fair

  23. ryan says:
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    In a 14 team h2h dynasty league i was offered ketel marte shane bieber and max kepler for meadows albies and voit. Should I take this deal or stand pat?

    c sean murphy

    1b max muncy

    2b ozzie albies

    3b rafael devers

    ss bo bichette

    lf juan soto

    cf ronald acuna

    rf austin meadows

    util yuli gurriel

    bn cj cron

    bn omar narvaez

    na andrew vaughn

    na robert puason

    na luis matos

    na jeter downs

    na julio rodriguez

    na erick pena

    sp brandon woodruff

    sp julio urias

    sp max scherzer

    rp scott oberg

    rp ryan pressly

    rp brandon kintzler

    p patrick corbin

    p alex wood

    bn kevin gausman

    bn carlos rodon

    bn deivi garcia

    bn sixto sanchez

    bn edward cabrera

    bn nathan eovaldi

    bn matt shoemaker

    na luis patino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure

      • ryan says:
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        Do you think my outfield and infield will take a hit for the sp upgrade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…Who replaces them in your lineup?

          • ryan says:
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            If I trade away albies meadows and voit, kepler would slide into rf and ketel would be at 2b.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Your team is so stack city, I’d prolly hold, but that trade is more than fair, even a bit in your favor

              • ryan says:
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                My SP is pretty top heavy, but outside the main 4 it gets kinda shaky. Albies might give me some stability for the future because of his youth. Just not sure if Kepler and Ketel are risky to rely on for the future.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, I’d prolly pass then

                  • ryan says:
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                    Ooops meant to say bieber, not albies.

                  • ryan says:
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                    my bad i meant to say bieber, not albies

        • baby seal says:
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          You have Voit? Don’t see him anywhere above! Or was it Cron?

          Either way, you gotta make that trade work. You move Muncy to 2B. Ketel replaces Meadows. Not sure about first since I don’t see Voit, but I guess Cron goes there. Kepler to U.

          Your pitching will be many *fire emojis*

          Biggest loss is going to be steals, and being even more reliant on Acuna there.

          Not sure if possible, but would consider trying to keep Albies, maybe lose getting back Kepler and/or throw in a prospect. That would be lit!

          • ryan says:
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            ooops forgot to add voit to my bench. If i do the trade. Ketel would shift to 2b and kepler to rf.

            • baby seal says:
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              Would he do Bieber for Meadows and Voit? Plus a throw in maybe?

              Assuming no bc I assume (again) Albies is the main target…

              Bieber is perfect for dynasty IMO… great mechanics, great control, he’s a horse, very cerebral, age, etc….. you gotta get em!

              Scherzer is gonna be done any day now, so would want to try and replace him with another sure thing if possible. Maybe he could be part of the deal one way or the other?

              Albies is so perfect for dynasty too. You should really hold him. Meadows has an injury history, so it’s not the biggest loss.

              Your team is drool city, so I bet you know what you’re doing… only issues I see are saves.

  24. Rick Brown says:
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    Just wondering if anybody else has had trouble logging in.Normally don’t have to on the laptop since this is my primary computer.
    RICK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ve been having some issues, I’ll alert Rudy to see if he knows what’s up in your case

  25. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    trying to access the TB podcast from april 5th, i signed up for anchor, but it appears it only prompts me to make my own podcast, not listen to yours.

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