Like the 2nd basemen to target, this is necessary.  You want to take flyers on late middle infielders.  I like a few top shortstops this year:  Lindor, Seager and Correa, but if you don’t get them, don’t sweat it and definitely don’t ‘panic reach’ for another shortstop just because you feel like you need one.  This is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Lichtenstein) supplement to the top 20 shortstops for 2016 fantasy baseball.  The players listed have a draft rank after 200 on other sites.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2016 projections.  Anyway, here’s some shortstops to target for 2016 fantasy baseball:

Jean Seagura (Yahoo 203, ESPN 273)  Surprised a bit that his ADP hasn’t gotten a boost after his trade to the Diamondbacks, but people are likely over him like they’re over Kanye.  Defending Kanye is almost as thankless as defending Segura.  I still see a 26-year-old that had a 12 HR, 44-steal, .294 hitter in 2013 and get excited.  Kinda like how I still listen to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Ketel Marte (Yahoo 316, ESPN 212) I really want to write a Ketel Marte sleeper post, and may still before the season starts, but time is running out, and I kinda most want to write said post so I can easily point back to one particular article in May and say, “I told you so,” rather than pointing to a whole body of preseason work and saying you can see how much I liked Marte, then people will search the site and see I like Starling Marte and he’ll be injured and, oh man, I just jinxed Starling Marte.  Damn!

Marcus Semien (Yahoo 356, ESPN 286) If you’re in an office league or a friends and family league or a league where people buy a fantasy magazine and don’t open it until the draft, you could likely show up an hour late for your draft and still beat all of the schmohawks in your league.  I bet I could win some leagues and not draft anyone before the 200th overall pick.  Or at least leagues where people are following ESPN or Yahoo’s rankings.  Here’s ESPN’s projections for two guys:  71/16/50/.255/12 and 68/16/66/.279/6.  The 2nd projections are for Jung-ho Kang, who they ranked at 162nd overall, the first projections are for Semien, who they ranked at 286th overall.  If you can explain how they came up with those rankings, you will blow my mind, but then I will ask that you please SuperGlue my mind back together.  It’s the right thing to do, after all.

Jonathan Villar (Yahoo unranked, ESPN 291)  Are the Brewers playing for anything?  Sorry, JB, they’re not.  Will they play Villar every day?  Until Arcia gets called up, which could be June or could be September.  If it’s September, Villar will steal 30 bases this year.  When you’re not around, your family secretly says you don’t want to succeed.  Draft Villar and prove them wrong!  Though, admittedly, when you announce at the next family barbecue to, “Lay off me and my career goals, I drafted Villar,” it might not convince everyone.

Tim Anderson (Unranked by both)  You know why he’s unranked by both?  Cause causal fans don’t know him.  Here’s what you have to know, he stole 49 bases last year with five homers in Triple-A, and the White Sox are a Rollins away from calling Anderson up.

Trevor Story (Yahoo 339, ESPN unranked)  Lots of rookie nookie with the shortstops, huh?  There’s also Orlando Arcia (Yahoo 381, nada from ESPN).  I like to punt MIs, in general, and this year it could be especially fruitful when Story, Arcia and Anderson are all promoted in June.  Then again, they might languish in the minors all year.  Maybe I’m being shellfish, but I hope they’re not languishtinos.

Didi Gregorius (Yahoo 240, ESPN 389) I don’t see the Didi pick, or better, Didi, Didi, Didi, I can’t see.  Rudy likes him as a super late pick, and Rudy knows what he’s doing so I can get behind the flyer, or better, let the Gregorius D.I.D. on the back of my fantasy club, mackin’ hoes, with the draft behind me.

  1. Brian says:
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    Story doesn’t open the in the bigs with Reyes going to cell block?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Brian: adames.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: if he starts the year hot we can see some jokes like “Redemption City: Adames to Kill for” and the like.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @Grey: seriously, if he has some sort of tulo like start (probably less than 1% chance of that) i might get my first credited mention in run ons (haha, i mean run ups, play by plays, or whatever name the phrase is for your daily baseball updates during season that i can’t think of right now).

            • What's a Drexl? says:
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              @What’s a Drexl?: although it would be hilarious to make fun of yourself calling the run bys the run ons

  2. Yescheese says:
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    By the transverse property I think you actually just jinxed Starlin Castro.

    Ketel Marte seems to be the razz nation play this year. I nominate Eugenio Suarez as an alternate.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Yescheese: Yup. Was just thinking Ketel Marte…Seattle…..Razz loves him….Brad Miller.

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Grey:

        Careful.

        Tim Lincecum tried that very thing, and it backfired, because it was a classic case of the pothead calling the Ketel jinxed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are we sure Ketel Jinxed isn’t a bar?

  3. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Someone dropped Michael Conforto. Would you drop Pedro Alverez or Ryan Zimmerman for him?

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    great stuff boss

  5. Muskysmell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I posted this in the last thread, but not sure if you’ll see it with the new post up:

    How’d I do? Thoughts?

    12-Team, Mixed, Roto

    C- Schwarber
    1B- J. Abreu
    2B – Schoop
    3B- K. Bryant
    SS- Xander
    OF- B. Harper
    OF- Mookie
    OF- Heyward
    U- Delino Deshields
    Bench: Khris Davis, Conforto

    SP- Arrieta
    SP- Tyson Ross
    SP- Lance McCullers
    SP- Odorizzi
    SP- Rasiel Iglesias
    SP- Gausman
    C- Cishek
    C-Will Smith
    Bench: Cashner, Hammel, Holland, Eduardo

    • phillip says:
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      @Muskysmell: Assuming you picked 2nd or 3rd, you somehow managed to get Harper, Bryant, Abreu, Betts, and Arrieta in the first 50 or so picks? That’s a really great start and makes me wonder if the other eleven GM’s were primates. That’s better than most GM’s would do in an 8-team league. It looks like you then went Schwarber/Bogaerts/Heyward/Ross, then it all goes black. The pitching is a bit light. Good balance. Strong core hitters + Arrieta.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @phillip: haha, I love those questions. Hey, I got 5 top 20 players on my team, how’d I do boss?

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey: @phillip:

        haha thanks for the feedback guys…the league is actually an auction/keeper league so most of my offensive roster was kept from last year.

        Makes me feel better to know you guys approve of my draft…I was a little worried tbh because I couldn’t get a few players I wanted haha

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Muskysmell:
      I like it.
      Can you post the pick number per player ? Thanks.

      • muskysmell says:
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        @JoeG414:

        Sorry it was an auction/keeper league. If you want to know what prices they were lmk and I’ll be happy to

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Muskysmell: Team sucks

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        You watch Fuck That’s Delicious last week? I was actually laughing at it. Bronson sweet talking the lambs, then “Can’t wait to eat you”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Nah, I haven’t see it yet, can I watch it On Demand?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Should be able to. Channel is Viceland, some good shows on it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What channel is Viceland? Okay, I’ll find it

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: I don’t know that’s what it’s called. 300 something on DirecTV

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t have the Dish, but I’ll find it somewhere… Grey’s got his ways!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: work those avenues!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Ha! Yeah man, that seafood roasting in the blown glass? So good.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Not sure if it’s On Demand. LA doesn’t get Viceland? Seems like a Cali type of station.

            I liked how they flashed the recipe at the commercial break. I don’t understand how they walk everywhere smoking blunts. I’d be arrested in 12 seconds.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is there sleeve tattoos? Then we have it! I just need to find it

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                It was History 2….so if you had that, it just switched to Viceland last month. I have it on a mediocre Fios package.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I watched Dreams In Life yesterday, the #1 movie on that Buzzfeed list you gave me… Bit of a bore

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    Buzzfeed better step their game up when it comes to depressing documentaries.

                    I found Cropsey on Amazon, then never watched it. I feel like I’ve seen it before.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I think I saw the Cheshire Murders too, which was why I didn’t watch it… I might watch it again though, b/c I’m running low on real depressing docs

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Toynbee Tiles and The Institution might be my first looks off that list.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Toynbee Tiles does sound interesting… As long as it’s Technicolor… I can’t do B&W and depressing, my mind needs to activate too much for that

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I can always come over and tell you my depressing stories if you can’t find a doc

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I know, right? Makes me wanna blow my own glass vessel and get to cooking…some kinda telematic immunity going on with all those blunts

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Muskysmell: Agree with Phillip, your team is insane…

  6. What's a Drexl? says:
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    does tropiano get a boost with weaver news, or does this just make room for dandruff lightswitcher?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: rater likes tropiano on a per game basis.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: Skaggs has not thrown a pitch yet though. Halos are babying him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, then Trop it is

  7. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,
    in a redraft dynasty team, i have Seager and Lindor,
    my team sucks bad, especially at corners, speed (SB) and top pitchers SPs
    i have:
    Corners: HoPark, Duda, Plouffe, Alvarez, Schoop, Headley
    OF: JD Martinez, K.Davis, Gardner, Souza Jr
    SP: Cueto, Tanaka, Lackey, YVentura, WMChen, JNelson, Desclafani

    other teams are interested in Corey / Lindor,
    i’d keep Lindor for his speed, but who could i target for Corey?
    maybe i can combo with B.Gardner
    one guy has : Altuve, Odor, Betts, Machado, Price, TJ
    one other has: Trout, Harper, Wong, Arenado, Kershaw, Archer, Matz,

    thanks, Nick

    • I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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      @Nick: Gardner still has some speed. I see Corey for Altuve. See what Grey says.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Can you get Machado?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins: Thanks, filled.

      • JB says:
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        @VinWins: Vin – Grey suggested I reach out to you to find out if you or someone else plans to post the hitter/pitcher tiers in the rankings. The tiers have been a favorite rankings tool of mine for years, so thank you if you’ve been responsible in the past.

        • VinWins

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          @JB: I have done it in the past. Then 1 season someone else did them as well, so I had just wasted several hours, so I quit doing them. Sorry.

  8. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    In a shallow 10 team league with only 3 outfielders, would you be opposed to targeting a Machado/Correa and Rizzo/Bryant/Abreu with my first two picks?

    • phillip says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I have a similar thought process going in my competitive 8-team league. In all my mock drafting I’ve found it beneficial to establish a stable base at SS/3B and 1B in those first two rounds. Makes draft much easier the rest of the way.

  9. Eric says:
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    Blackmon and Buchholz for DeShields and Carrasco?
    D Murphy and Belt for Franco and Hicks?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric:1.Deshields side..2. Franco side

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: What F said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with others

  10. FKA Ralph says:
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    Looks like Yahoo is adjusting their rankings.

    Segura is 211
    K. Marte is 238
    Semien is 229

    • Fungazi says:
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      @FKA Ralph: National ‘kiss your sleepers goodbye’ day.

      Deshields from 386 to 207, Joe Ross from 373 to 226, among many others.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Fungazi: joe the boss ross has one of the biggest disjuncts from Grey to Rudy/steamer, due to Rudy/steamer not assuming much innings on him.

        • then you can judge him based on $/Game

  11. Clay says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for your write-up as always. I waited too long in a 10-team H2H league, my options at SS are K. Marte, Semien, and Story. Alexei is also available but I’m guessing you like the other three more. Who should I roster among them? Thanks in advance!

  12. Natty Boh says:
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    When can we sign up for the Stream-o-nator?

  13. GleamTeam_Matt says:
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    Grey,

    Great work on these posts as always.

    Re: The War Room downloadable spreadsheet. Will that be updated at all between now and opening day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GleamTeam_Matt: Thanks! I don’t do the spreadsheet, you have to ask the person who puts it together

  14. Lville Jim says:
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    13 team all keepers no cash value dynasty league. Guy who will field a team of mostly n/a’s is offering me Joe Ross for Anderson Espinoza. I’ll be competitive but probably won’t win this year. I have 4 solid starters Ross would be my fifth, should I consider the deal or just stream the spot?

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great piece! Really interested in Semien now.

    In OBP/OPS leagues, could you make an argument for Semien over Desmond? Seems like they are very similar, but Marcus has slightly less power, though with more job security.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: abso LUTELY. cover yourself in that. at least 200 picks later too. desmond’s going way too early in the very early 100’s.

  16. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Is it taboo in a SVS+HLD league to roster the closer AND his set up guy?

  17. Zeus says:
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    A couple of things about the Notorius D.I.D.I. First he was coming into the biggest media market replacing a legendary player. Thats going to be tough for a veteran no less a relatively young guy. An adjustment period seems obvious and he clearly had one. he really started to look much better down the stretch including one great hot streak. I think he can make some strides forward this year. Secondly hes 26 now and coming off his first full season. I think we are looking at an upside of 280 75/15/70/10. That type of production is worth a flyer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Give him one more chance, one more chance

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Pretty Juicy flyer. Sky is the Limit for him, but he will have his Everyday Struggle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like something out of Word Up magazine

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: rap without me is the Source minus the quotable page

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, nice! Filling all three holes like bowling

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Or like with my wife when….yeah, you get the picture

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I got that picture yesterday, thank you!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: I mean, if we’re playing name that orifice….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Droppin N bombs like your moms, eff car alarms

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, was listening to it last week… Good shizz…

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Nice! Me too for March 9th.

                      Figured you both heard it but couldn’t resist in case not.

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: hahaha

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: his ceiling is Sky?I don’t think guys gets taller after 26

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: not ceiling, sky is the limit. Even for you big poppa!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: I can’t even touch the rim anymore

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: not even with PF Flyers on? I stick to under the rim…if she’s fresh out of the shower

  18. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. I was so happy to see that you didn’t mention Arcia in this article because I was sitting on him in Scouts. That was until Rudy took him 3 picks ahead of me. RUDDDDYYYY!!!

    2. My second RCL draft is coming up tonight, Woo hoo! Let’s hope my second commissioned league has a 100% attendance.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Teddy Heater: I’m kind of shocked drafting next to each other you have only sniped a guy I wanted right before me once, with Wade Davis in the 8th.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @The Great Knoche: You’ve got me a few times, I feel like I’m a round late. That Span pick wasn’t planned and it pushed everyone back. It was more of a gut call after watching his interview and hoping he hits lead off and snags some bags. I wanted Bour, but you grabbed him so I had to roll with Moreland.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Yeah where you went pitchers 6 of 7, you got a little behind on OFs. 18 went between those picks.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Where did Arcia go?

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Grey: 27-5

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wow, that’s late… Thanks!

                • The Great Knoche says:
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                  @Grey: Seems like without knowing for sure if he’s coming up in June its about right. League ends with 35 games left on schedule so If he comes up mid-June you might get him for 75 games

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, agreed

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Story just went in my draft, BTW

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      @Grey: Yeah, Cram took him in round 25.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      4 rounds after us

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      @Grey: He also just grabbed Brito in 28. Can you do a write-up on Eric Sogard tomorrow? Maybe he’ll grab him in 30.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @The Great Knoche: @Grey: Hey, I’m doing my research brah. They’re tearing it up in ST. My boring offense is set. It’s that time to get some rookie nookie upsidy.

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @Grey: Any concern with Odor’s oblique? I have him rostered and slotted on most teams.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, a little concern, but still lots of time to get healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: 1. Loves him some Arcia, what round was that? 2. Get it!

    • I’m big on Arcia. Mixed LABR + both Scout drafts ($44 and $88).

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: I’m crushing on him and Turner. I thought Arcia would be there hopefully Osuna can soften the blow of not getting him.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Rudy’s most frequently used word at ST was Arcia. I swear he ordered an Arcia PA and when the waiter asked him what he wanted he said, “I’ll have the Arcia, hold the delay”

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @J-FOH: J-FOH!! HAHAHA! That’s funny, yeah with the Scouts season ending in August, I’m a little apprehensive on drafting too many more late call ups or injured guys. Already drafted Pujols, Braun (at 65) and Chapman. Thankfully someone grabbed Yu before I found out Sept is omitted in Scouts. I guess I should of read that part of the rules. Lesson learned, although I’m sure you’ll like the Closers and mid relief guys so far compared to my 1st RCL’s from last year. There’s a guy I really like and my buddy used to coach against him in the Yea-Area. I”ll email you

            Wade D
            Chapman
            Tolleson
            Osuna
            O’day
            Carson Smith

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Teddy Heater: I like Smith because I’m having trust issues with Kimbrel. Funny Kimbrel story. I talked up a clubhouse attendant at Camelback Ranch and the guy said hands down Kimbrel is the biggest a**hole they have ever had to deal with. He chewed out one of his employees for not having his jersey ready right after the trade, literally hours after he got traded and was just a complete ass to everyone who worked there. He also said there is something not right with Quackenbush’s family. Very strange group of people and Quacken is a little quacky himself.

  19. Steve says:
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    When do you see Trea Turner getting the call up, if he doesn’t make the team out of camp?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Steve:

      Dusty hates rookies. He’s going Espinosa and I think he’ll have a fair amount of leash is my guess. Could be a frustrating year for turner unless there are injuries.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Weren’t Bruce and Votto thrust in as rookies under Dusty?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          Let’s say he’s been known to prefer veterans when there is a veteran option. It’s true Espinosa isn’t exactly the second coming of Honus Wagner. He could get a shot. But so far it seems like Espinosa gets the first shot which means if he doesn’t suck enough Turner might be a zero. I’m not sure he’s got enough upside to be a buy and hold. Some speed. Not sure he’ll hit MLB pitching right away.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I hear ya on Dusty, I was just saying to say it’s impossible b/c he’s a rookie seems a bit much… Dusty has played rookies before, of course it’s not his first move… I was gonna take Hundley next… Don’t like the Gio pick…

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              Yeah it’s a fair comment on Dusty.

              How come you don’t like Gio?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Falling K/9, rising BB/9…Feels headed to Yovani Summer Camp

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  I think there’s going to be a little bit of a bounce back. First, I am a pretty big believer in Mike Maddux. He’s a master of sequencing and that’s something Gio can improve I think. He’s never seemed to get the feel for how to mix his change especially. Maddux also picked up a delivery flaw in spring that he thinks is going to help with location. He had some bad luck with BABIP last year that went with a career best GB rate. So even if he continues on a down trend but gets some regression in the BABIP I like his chances to be around 3.65/1.25 with an 8.5 K rate and I think there’s upside still.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    At 30 years old, I don’t buy trends reversing back in the right direction, but all of those things could happen

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @Grey:

                      Not that this is particularly relevant, but he’s younger than David Price. Seems like Gio has been around forever.

                      I see last year as the product of bad luck. With a GB spike he certainly didn’t benefit from the left side of Washington’s infield.

                      I think the decrease K rate was a result of the increased use of the two seamer more than dimished velo. In fact his fastball velocity last year was identical to what it was in 2010.

                      Magoo doesn’t like him either much though, so we’ll have to see.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A decrease in K-rate due to the two seamer doesn’t account for his walk rate going up, does it? Not being daft, genuinely asking

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @Grey:

                      No it doesn’t account for his BB rate going up.

                      Maddux picked up a flaw in his delivery this spring. Was looking away from the target. Any the hoo, I’m chasing Ks a little in that draft so that was the thought behind the pick. Hope for the best.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That feels slightly anecdotal, and could be malarkey, but in the 21st round it’s a fine flyer

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: I wouldn’t be shocked by June

  20. Wilson says:
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    If I’ve got Arenedo (1st pick), Rizzo (2nd pick), I’m going to pick 3rd player and targeting an OF
    Who should I draft?
    1. JD – a powerful OF to secure HR RBI scores
    2. Betts – better choose a OF with speed due to my first two picks are powerful

    I’m in 10-team league with 5×5 roto , keeper league.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wilson: I’d go Betts

      • Wilson says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: thanks for answer.
        Hoping Betts is still there in my 3rd pick.
        If no, Marte or JD in the case?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        If I’ve got Arenedo(ESPN #9), Rizzo(#19), Betts(#23), J Upton(#51), Fernanderz (#67)
        Keeper league with 10-team

        Who would be my next pick (6th)
        1. Stras (#64)or Noah (#68) – another good starter
        2. Hosmer (#73) – CI slot
        3. Polanco (#87) – another good OF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Noah

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:
            The same situation,
            If I’ve got Arenedo(ESPN #9), Rizzo(#19), Betts(#23), J Upton(#51), Fernanderz (#67)
            1. Noah (#68) – another good starter
            2. C Seager (#69) – pick a potential SS

            Who should be my 6th pick? In keeper / 10-team league.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Feel like I just answered this

              • Wilson says:
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                @Grey:
                Thanks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

            • Cram It says:
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              @Wilson: Just leave your login info and someone will draft for you.

  21. T Dirty says:
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    Grey!

    5×5 OBP League – Keep G. Polanco in the 11th or Maikel Franco in the 24th? Already keeping Trout and Stanton….

    Appreciate the help!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @T Dirty: I’d go with Polanco

  22. The Great Knoche says:
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    Yup, I did it. I took Gyorko in Scout. Round 27, Pick 319. He’s got multi-position eligibility for crying out loud. Couldn’t be avoided.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I’m guessing this is the last time you find something positive with that

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @The Great Knoche: at some point you have to dive in I guess. Lucroy has been sitting there staring at me for a while. We are only round 14 though. Jealous of your round 27

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Delino is apparently 1 for 5 in SBs so far in spring? This the sort of ST stat that matters or nah?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: unless he’s injured or something (i’m not doing one of those boy cried wolf things, just supposing)

  24. BootsyBaby says:
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    Trade offered – NL Only, 5×5 Roto, which side:

    Starling Marte $18

    or

    Ender Inciarte $1
    Jose Peraza $10
    Josh Harrison $1

  25. JB says:
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    Grey et al –

    Any idea when the hitter/pitcher tiers will be posted in the rankings? I prefer the consolidated tiers over all other cheat sheets. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: I don’t do the tiers, someone else does them, so if they don’t do them, nothing I can do

      • JB says:
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        @Grey: Ok, thanks. Hey someone else – please get on this…..xo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go up in comments and ask Vin

  26. Eric says:
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    Yelich for C Allen
    Yelich for Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich in both

  27. Dr. Sauce says:
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    I am aware and agree with your sentiment in re-draft leagues in regards to Kershaw. However, in an ESPN head to head, 5X5, 6 player keeper (no penalties; keep as long as you want) would you consider a Kershaw for Rizzo or Stanton? Given I have the following keepers; Goldy, Stanton, Rizzo, Bryant, Betts and Cutch. If the answer is yes, who is the guy to trade? Rizzo a smidge higher in the ranks but I have Goldy to play 1b (we do have a utility position) but no corner infielder). Thanks, in advance, for feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        12 teams … a few more details; I have made some trades and have the 4th pick overall in the re-draft … if i don’t make a deal (Kershaw) I will be selecting a pitcher(since i would be keeping 6 bats). Best pitchers available are Price, Synder, Carrasco, Stras, Kluber and Archer. So I will be able to get a SP1 in the draft just not Kershaw. Thoughts?

        • Dr. Sauce says:
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          @Dr. Sauce:
          With above information would you recommend making a deal for Kershaw or hold?

          Cheers!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Dr. Sauce: I would with 5 first round bats. I’d move Stanton. You have plenty of power.

  28. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Razznation,

    We need 3 more players in the Scout league left open ($88 league). Let’s git r done!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should get commenter Wilson above

  29. mauledbypandas says:
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    Where did Darvish go in Scout? He was 168 or something like that but since we lose the last month I was waiting on him a little longer. Great though he is, not sure he is worth that for 3 months

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish went in round 16… Where did Arcia go?

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: Thats about where I would have taken Darvish. Arcia is still swimming with the free agents. Our draft is a little pitcher crazy it seems

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I was looking at him there too

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @mauledbypandas: Maybe except for me. I have Samarzija, Kluber, Iglesia, Kimbrel, Doolittle, Ramos and I am watching all the good pitchers get snapped up!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not a bad staff

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @Grey: + Severino, got sniped on Yordano but Severino is a nice backup plan!

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @mauledbypandas: I actually jumped on Darvish in 11th. Looking like Mid-May return currently. Maybe a little early, but that could be a years worth of Ks for many guys in 3.5 months.

                • mauledbypandas says:
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                  @The Great Knoche: Yeah I’ve heard Yu is anxious to ramp it up but he is letting the doctors dictate the pace. I would guess he comes back early/mid may myself

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Agreed

  30. Dorian S. says:
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    Aw man Grey. I’m hoping nobody I’m in my league reads your stuff, because I was thinking of nabbing Tim for an NA slot.

    Still though, thanks for the article.

    • Dorian S. says:
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      @Dorian S.: I can not talk properly it seems. Yikes that was awful. Again, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  31. henncoop says:
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    I am in a deep roster 30 player dynasty 12 team league 5X5 roto
    A couple of weeks back you told me to take a trade of my C Mart & Pillar for his Shark & Pineda but I never quite pulled the trigger.

    How does the following trade compare to the above? which side are you on?
    C-Mart, C Seager, Pillar, & SP Garcia (he is a Cards fan) for Shark, Pinrda, Franco, & Arcia?
    I currently have Correa & Segura at SS so I could afford to give up Seager if he was willing to part with Franco.
    Just listened to the last pod cast …good stuff . Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Franco side

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: He made a few counter offers after I offered the above trade to him.
        “Here’s a few options:
        1. Shark + Pineda + Franco for Seager and Martinez
        2. Shark + Pineda + Arcia + Doolittle for Seager and Martinez (sorry, I don’t have a better closer to offer)
        3. Shark + Pineda + Arcia + Franco + my second-round pick this year for Seager, Martinez, Garcia, Pillar and your first-round pick (basically, you are trading the No. 10 pick in the draft for the No. 16 pick) ”
        We keep 25 players so the draft is just 5 rounds. But I suppose I could lose a prospect in the draft but the risk seems minimal.
        Do I do the trade swapping draft picks or one of the other options?? I only have one closer at present (C Allen) but Doolittle seems weak..

        • henncoop says:
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          @henncoop: Thanks again for all your time today …sorry for the numerous questions. Hopefully I pull this trade off today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Franco = Seager; Shark and Pineda > Martinez

          • henncoop says:
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            @Grey: Good enough ..Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  32. ScreechOwl says:
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    You know, this article highlights the one major downside to owning Carlos Correa, and that’s that I don’t get to be excited for any of the new crop of rookie shortstops. In any other year, I’d be eager to draft Trevor Story.

    Note: Story is officially the next ELITE (or, as the kids say, leet) shortstop. Yahoo recognizes this, which is why he’s starting the season ranked #1337.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Ranked just after Carlos Lee

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: Don’t you go badmouthing El Caballo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not badmouthing, saying Yahoo is a bit higher on him than I might

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, people can use our terms if they want… Of course they should acknowledge where it came from but what can do

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        love the Polish neighbor drop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Love that you caught it!

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: internet beef! #whatwouldmobbdeep(&lastingsmilledge)do?!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: rotoballer needs 2 gats to to to sleep

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @nick the dick: haha. rotoballer’s just a chump who needs to get drunk to buck wild

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  33. Arod's Frost says:
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    Grey,

    Quick question on Marte vs. Springer. If (with keeper) my first two picks are Correa and Machado would you take Marte or Springer to provide the best team balance.. To me Marte offers the speed upside while Springer offers the Power upside.

    Since the first two are already pretty balanced, and HRs are harder to come by, I’m leaning Springer. Wanted to hear your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go Springer in a keeper

  34. Himom says:
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    Looks like AJ Reed might break camp. You expecting much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him in my rankings

  35. Sunny Day says:
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    Which side of trade do you like?
    Machado for M. Sano and Ad. Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  36. JoeG414 says:
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    Adam LaRoche said Tuesday that he intends to retire.
    LaRoche said he’s walking away due to a personal issue and is confident in his decision.

  37. G says:
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    Hey Grey. What’s your thought on offering my Chris Davis (5th round) for his Odor (round 10) plus swapping first round picks or 3rd round picks. It’s a snake draft and he has the first overall pick and I’m in the 11th spot. If he was open to trading our first round picks in addition and I can get trout I think I have to. But if he says no would you do it for third round pick swap? It’s a 4 player per team keeper league so the draft pool is pretty diluted by the 3/4th rounds. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  38. henncoop says:
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    I have a keeper question. Currently planning to keep the following in 12 team H2H league: Stras, Thor, Archer, Carrasco, Altuve, & Marte. That would leave me without a corner guy but I like the young guys here to build on. Other options would be Miggy, C Davis, Cain, Jansen or Hamels. Scoring adds in Ls as well as Ws & QS for pitching & K’s, OPS, & XBH for hitting.
    Wondering if you have any suggestions to alter my current plan??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re keeping too many pitchers… Keep Miggy, Cain over Archer and Carrasco

  39. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    What Up Grey! I have a keeper league draft coming up and would love to get your thoughts. Please choose/rank based on if you are drafting for the next 2 years (weighting both years equally). I am going on overall value, not looking at any specific categories. Thank you asl always Mr. Grey!
    1) Price vs Carrasco
    2) Frazier vs Votto
    3) Please rank: Upton, Polanco, Heyward, Cain, Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 Price 2. Frazier 3. Upton, Heyward, Cain, Polanco

  40. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Mr. Grey! I have an auction draft coming up and have figured out my ideal team based on projected dollar costs, though need your input. Assuming all goes to plan, my team will look identical with the exception of the toss up below. Without much context at all, which side would you take in a 5×5 roto 10-team league? Thank you Grey!

    Trout, Ketel or Segura, and Pineda or Shark OR Springer, Xander or Seagar and Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Segura

      • LagunaBobbyI says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, appreciate the reply. i like where your head is at, in such a shallow league im all for spending big on Trout

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      G’s, that sounds wonderful

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You’d never take the replica arm sleeve off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t put it on my arm

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Perhaps that’s something you could discuss at the meet and greet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, after I pace exactly 500 feet away, as required by law

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                For some reason I pictured you on a dolly with that Hannibal Lecter mask on.

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @OaktownSteve:

                  Also, you on the clock.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  41. True and Correct says:
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    I drafted Avisail in all 4 of my slow drafts. Sure hope he gets full time gig.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why not now

  42. The Great Knoche says:
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    Well….Definitely going to be Adames/Ynoa now in Colorado to start year. Descalso out 4-6 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @The Great Knoche: the people demand Story!!! Story or riot!!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Tejada?

  43. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    GREY

    Getting extremely amped for the coming baseball season and a return to my in-season ritual of clicking on Razzball first thing everyday. Thanks again for all you do.

    Need to decide on my keepers for my 10 team AL-only dynasty roto league. 6×6 with OPS and Holds. $260 total budget and can keep up to 8 of the following 12 players (already have Kole Calhoun under contract for $15). Who misses the cut?

    -Jose Abreu (28)
    -Logan Forsythe (6)
    -Nick Castellanos (5)
    -Rusney Castillo (11)
    -JD Martinez (8)
    -Cody Allen (10)
    -JA Happ (8)
    -Luis Severino (5)
    -Marcus Stroman (8)
    -Masahiro Tanaka (15)
    -Junichi Tazawa (8)
    -Taijuan Walker (12)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Not Logan, Tazawa, Happ, Rusney

      • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice! Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Slow draft, somewhere in the 200’s (including keepers and minor leaguers)…..was trying to decide between Lawrie, Tolleson, and Odorizzi…..drafted Andrew Miller. What the shit?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, Noisewater, you’ll never lurn… Did I spell lurn right?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        But but but, I drafted Schoop the round beefour.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, we’re good

  45. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    what about Danny Santana this year?!?

    I will rue the day, Grey!!! Or is it Day Grey? Sounds depressing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why rue it?

  46. ashtray says:
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    Will you be updating the Tier cheat sheet this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone asked above

  47. The Great Knoche says:
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    Tyson Ross today 0.1 IP, 4H, 5R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0K vs Cubs.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @The Great Knoche:

      Breaking balls notorious for not breaking in the desert air down there.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Fastballs apparently don’t go straight either.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @The Great Knoche:

          I’m not sure Ross throws a fastball. Pretty certain it’s up to 100% sliders.

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @OaktownSteve: You mean like the little hamburgers? That’s it, I’m going to follow him around for the rest of my life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouchies

  48. Dave says:
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    altuve and russel for seager and bogarts, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  49. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rich Hill getting smoked.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Did you see that note about the pitching guru Kazmir used has Bruce Chen throwing 95? Interesting tid bit

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @mauledbypandas:

        I saw a note where Kazmir is sitting at Bruce Chen philosophy and a note where Chen has some sort of front office job with the Indians as a cultural liaison.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          That’s Bruce Chen velocity.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I dunno if a double by Arenado, 2 walks and a seeing eye RBI single counts as smoked…but control was Rossish

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @The Great Knoche:

        Fuld made a circus catch on a smash that turned in to a fluke DP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But he had 30 great innings over the past 7 years!

  50. The Great Knoche says:
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    The news keeps flying in. Ruben Tejada on waivers. Possible landing spots, St Louis, Colorado, LADodgers, Tampa Bay

    There’s the first piece of Gyorko bad news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko starting was the first piece of Gyorko bad news

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I still have faith….No plantar issues, new team….gets to play Brewers/ Reds instead of Dodgers/Giant…only big loss was 10 games in Coors. I was expecting at least 30 HRs!…okay maybe 15

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could hit 15 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties

  51. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Asked earlier but didn’t give # of teams then got lost in shuffle. Hoping you might be able to provided some insight;
    I am aware and agree with your sentiment in re-draft leagues in regards to Kershaw. However, in an ESPN head to head, 12 team, 5X5, 6 player keeper (no penalties; keep as long as you want) would you consider a Kershaw for Rizzo or Stanton? Given I have the following keepers; Goldy, Stanton, Rizzo, Bryant, Betts and Cutch. If the answer is yes, who is the guy to trade? Rizzo a smidge higher in the ranks but I have Goldy to play 1b (we do have a utility position) but no corner infielder). Thanks, in advance, for feedback.
    A little more context; I also have the 4 pick in the first round of the re-draft. If I don’t trade for Kershaw, I am planning to take a pitcher … best available are Price, Synder, Carrasco, Kluber, Strasberg and Archer. In other words, I can keep the 6 bats and still end up with an SP1 (just not Kershaw). Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rizzo or Stanton over Kershaw…I’d take Noah

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks … appreciate the input.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Big Magoo: I was JUST going to bring that up in case you hadn’t realized, nice

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @nick the dick: Nice. I just got an email notification from ESPN. Thought it was full. Thanks for the heads up Clara Bell. Jeez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just hit up my chat room in Scout too

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I did the same thing. C’mon Razzballero!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: There’s the right link. Thanks!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Looks like it’s filled. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  52. muskysmell says:
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    I love auction drafts…
    Last night two people went at it and bid Michael Pineda up to a whopping $41 dollars
    ($260 is the allotted budget). HAHAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  53. Baseballer says:
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    Hey grey Would I be crazy to take machado at 5 over rizzo?

  54. Time To Kill says:
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    Would you trade Carlos Rodon for Roughen Odor? AL Only 12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs, I’d lean slightly towards the bat, all things equal

      • Time To Kill says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks I guess Ill stick with Rondon with Odor’s oblique issue

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey. I’m trying to trade for Rizzo in a keeper league, who’s owner is interested in moving him. Rizzo is $30 (so not too cheap, and all keepers subject to $3 annual inflation), but since we Razzballers know his true $44 worth, there’s still a lot of value to be had there, particularly since Miggy went for $57 (!) at their auction last year. Ideally I’d love to keep my corner bats and figure out the easier-to-find OF and pitching at auction.

    Do any/all of the below keeper league offers work for you in terms of me/Rizzo side?

    A. My Blackmon ($20), Hosmer ($14), Buxton ($4) for his Rizzo ($30) and Gomez ($14, don’t love him but I really like potential bounce back at that price and in steal-crazy Houston).

    B. My Strasburg ($16) and Abreu ($25) for his Rizzo ($30) and Lindor ($3).

    C. My Strasburg, Abreu, and Buxton for his Rizzo and Sale ($12) (or Rizzo and Lindor like B above).

    D. My Abreu, Hosmer, Buxton for Rizzo and Lirano ($11)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They all work for me… I’d do them in order: A, D, B, C

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: very much appreciated! And glad to see I’m not crazy in trying to come up with these offers haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tyson Ross when asked how he can avoid the walks that have plagued him:

    “I need to make sure I throw 3 strikes before I throw 4 balls.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great idea by him!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That is perfect!

  57. Tony says:
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    Betts ir adam jones & tyson Ross side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  58. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    In a shallower 10 man league, considering Rizzo with the 4th pick. Does your draft prep pairing strategy change at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing changes with 10 man league

  59. OaktownSteve says:
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    Might want to bump Chirinos down the C ranks. Seems like the Rangers have been linked to a bunch of catchers including Lucroy and now Derek Norris. Looks like they may be serious about upgrading there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’ll bump him down if the Rangers make a trade

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Do The Bump. Do The Hussle.

        That Gio pick was a bad pick

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why? What happened?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Nuthin. Just going back through the draft thinking about places I could have done better. Prolly needed a 1b or a lower risk arm there. Had two 1b targets I figured would get back to me. This has been a great prep though. My first of the season.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, agreed, I don’t love all my picks either, but the numbers are saying I’m doing all right…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: agree with Oaktown, great prep. Have had to deal with some major curves and People draftng out of fear.

                • The Great Knoche says:
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                  @J-FOH: Not only great Prep, great fun. Especially since I sniped Avi Garcia in round 29 one pick before Teddy Heater!

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      @J-FOH: In round 29? With likely everyday ABs now that Laroche is retiring. I’ll take it over the remaining everyday OFs. I can only get so excited over Nick Markakis…

                      But honestly the good thing is just burning Teddy Heater.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I love some spite.

                      I doubt they are done. Still some free agents out there. Pedro Alvarez is a day late for that one. I wonder if Morneau’s phone rang….I think he’s unsigned

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      @J-FOH: Good call on Morneau..forgot about him. Anyone else decent out there? Looking at my sheets I see Marlon Byrd and thats about it.

                    • J-FOH

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                      Jermaine Dye?

  60. Ryan says:
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    Yo Grey. Who wins in a keeper. Correa or C Seager / Degrom ?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Seager/deGrom, it’s fair

  61. Regan says:
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    Anyone know what’s the deal with RCL, Take on the JayWrong #4. It was scheduled today at 7 , I thought?

    • Grey

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      He said he emailed the league, you should email him

  62. Regan says:
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    Just drafted this team. Yahoo $$ league. First of the year. 12 Team Roto. No Deshilelds so can’t get an A+. Feels like i might be a little light on power. Wacha reckon?

    1. (7) Anthony Rizzo (ChC – 1B)
    2. (18) Mookie Betts (Bos – OF)
    3. (31) Starling Marte (Pit – OF)
    4. (42) Stephen Strasburg (Was – SP)
    5. (55) Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF)
    6. (66) Danny Salazar (Cle – SP)
    7. (79) Brian Dozier (Min – 2B)
    8. (90) Eric Hosmer (KC – 1B)
    9. (103) Maikel Franco (Phi – 3B)
    10. (114) Carlos Rodon (CWS – SP)
    11. (127) Francisco Rodríguez (Det – RP)
    12. (138) Jeff Samardzija (SF – SP)
    13. (151) Jake McGee (Col – RP)
    14. (162) Drew Storen (Tor – RP)
    15. (175) David Peralta (Ari – OF)
    16. (186) Drew Smyly (TB – SP)
    17. (199) Khris Davis (Oak – OF)
    18. (210) Kyle Hendricks (ChC – SP)
    19. (223) Marcus Semien (Oak – SS)
    20. (234) Ketel Marte (Sea – SS)
    21. (247) Brett Lawrie (CWS – 2B,3B)
    22. (258) Jeremy Jeffress (Mil – RP)
    23. (271) Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C)

  63. FDJC38 says:
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    Dynasty league, no penalties. Contemplating offering some combination of Taijuan Walker, Joe Ross (I like Ross a lot though), Teheran, Glasnow, Franco, Seager for Syndergaard. I know he’s interested in Franco. Glasnow/Franco didn’t get it done. Any suggestions? Or just hold. If I don’t trade, My thoughts are prob keep Seager, Ross, Walker, and Glasnow and dropping the other two since I already have Machado and Bryant at 3rd and one of my DH spots, and Correa and Seager for SS and other DH. Other option is to try and trade same owner for Stroman. Another owner’s team also needs help and would prob be interested in some of those guys as well, and he owns Salazar. Thoughts?

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