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Welcome back for another star-studded event!  Assuming you hack into your favorite online dictionary and replace the definition of ‘star’ with “guy who lives in his mom’s basement and screams when someone finishes his Doritos,” and next to the definition of ‘stud’ you put a picture of yourself.  The Razzballies are the only award show where it’s totally fine to show up in sweatpants, and for your fingers to be orange from Cheetos.  We don’t judge.  We will occasionally mock.  Mock-judge, tomato-tomahto.  Get over it!  But don’t mock Judge, that’s not all right.  I hope you enjoyed the clip show where I inserted myself into various baseball clips from this year.  How about the clip where I was Jason Kipnis watching his team win every game he missed?  Hee-lar-e-us!  So, before I’m talking to no one but a room full of seat-fillers, here’s the year-end awards for the best and worst of fantasy baseball:

Fantasy AL Most Valuable Player – Before we announce our first winner, I just want to introduce the accountants from Lobstein, Kipnis and Yunel. Without them, I’d be counting the votes all on my own and I have a hard enough time counting to eleven without dropping trou.  Your AL MVP, and a guy I like to personally thank for helping my offense in a few leagues, the one, the only…Sorry, having a hard time opening this envelope….Jose Altuve.  In a shock to western civilization, Aaron Judge doesn’t win the AL MVP, and by ‘western civilization’ I mean the tri-state area.  This is not an award for the best value compared to where a player was drafted, this is simply who was the most valuable, and Altuve wins that easily, like he’d win a contest of who can climb the fastest into a Baby Bjorn on Judge’s chest.

Fantasy NL Most Valuable Player – The NL Fantasy MVP, like the AL one, doesn’t take into account team wins and “intangibles.”  Nope, here at Razzball HQ, we look at tangibles!  And those aren’t fungible!  This is commonsensible.  Uh-oh, I’m stick in an ‘ible loop, what can I do?  Listen to the Bible on Audible?  What’s this in my pocket?  A rookie card of Oddibe McDowell?  Okay, I’m done.  There’s only one man that can help, he goes by the name of Chazz Noir.  That’s right!  The NL MVP is a guy whose last name was protested this season, Charlie Blackmon.  As with most MVP award recipients, Chazz Noir was in the top five for fantasy value from Jump Street and never had a bad week, let alone a month.  Hopefully now people will no longer confuse him with Drakkar Noir.

Fantasy AL Cy Young – The NL Cy Young is a slam dunk.  The AL Cy Young is a dam slunk, as in it’s obvious but still makes no sense except in backwards world.  This was a tough award to, uh, award.  Two years ago,  Dallas Keuchel won the fantasy Cy Young, and regular one, and last year’s winner, Rick Porcello, did the same.  This year, it was up to the final week between Chris Sale and Corey Kluber, but Kluber’s 2nd half was just too impressive.  He had a 1.79 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 142 Ks in 110 1/3 2nd half innings.  Congratulations, Klubes, I’m only sorry your nickname sounds like pubes.

Fantasy NL Cy Young – This was the slam dunk; Max Scherzer walked away with the award like he walks away from comments like, “What the hell is up with your eyes?”  Too bad the Tigers didn’t hold onto Scherzer and Verlander.  They might not have started Jordan Zimmermann for 29 games and a 6.08 ERA.

Fantasy AL Least Valuable Player – Josh Donaldson looked like he was walking away with this award the first couple of months, but he came roaring back from the dead like Cecil the Tiger in that dentist in Minnesota’s dreams.  I’d personally love to give this award to Rougned Odor, but 30/15 adds some merit and wasn’t truly unvaluable (Made Up Word of the Day!).  Xander Bogaerts was shizzy on the stizzy, if you feelzie me, but he was ranked way after the winner.  The player who won (lost?) was the guy in the background of the strip club yelling, “Yo, you gotta see this girl’s knockers!” as you tell your wife that you’re working late.  The one, the only…Miguel Cabrera.  He was ranked in the preseason in the top 15 collectively, and now he’s in the top 15 after the top 400 on the Player Rater.  He was enough to make you want to drink, unfortunately, he drank all of our liquor too.

Fantasy NL Least Valuable Player – For the first time in history, we have co-winners of the NL Least Valuable Player award, Starling Marte and Jonathan Villar.  Guess you can say Marte won the popular vote and Villar the Electoral College.  One caused consternation (no idea what that means) through a suspension, and one generally missed bliss from sucking.   May they both take a long walk off a short cliff.

Fantasy POS – Because you have to get an award, and there’s none more fitting, Rougned Odor, you are this year’s Fantasy POS.  You did everything with power and speed we could’ve wanted, but a .200 average?  Are you effin’ kidding me?  We will be shipping an x-ray of Pablo Sandoval’s stomach to Upton, because a few years back Sandoval ate this award.

Fantasy Hitter You Most Likely Dropped and Picked Up A Dozen Times – “This is the year Nick Castellanos breaks out!…And my league doesn’t count exit velocity as a category so I’m dropping him…His exit velocity is leading to major power, and I’m grabbing him…And the Tigers are terrible and I’m dropping him!…And he’s hitting even on a terrible team so I’m grabbing him…And now his name is Nicholas Castellanos and I don’t think that means anything but I’m dropping him anyway…Now he’s Exitolas Velocitanos and I’m grabbing him!  And dropping him!  And he’s giving me a nervous breakdown…HELP!”

Player You Had Forever and Most Likely Should’ve Dropped – Carlos Gonzalez.  You’re thinking to yourself there had to be worst hitters than CarGo.  There were, a few.  But for guys owned in 90% of leagues for the majority of the year, he finished around 350 on the Player Rater, and he did you no favors by playing in Coors, because there was constant source of hope.  Well, Morgan Freeman can shove hope up CarGo’s ass.

Player On The Top Of Your Waivers That You Just Couldn’t Bring Yourself to Pick Up – Shin-Soo Choo.  On the Player Rater, he’s near the top 50 overall for hitters.  I know, that surprised me too.

Pitcher You Streamed So Much You Ended Up Owning Him – “Okay, I’m going to give a Whirlybird Streamer Streamstein to Luis Castillo, but if he’s bad, I’m losing him so fast it’s gonna hurt him.”  And that’s the story of how you ended owning Luis Castillo for three months.  Runner-up:  Trevor Bauer

Player You Were Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop From, But Thankfully It Never Did – Luis Severino.  “I’m fine, fine, fine, fine — FINE! — with him not quite throwing as good in the 1st half.  I know not to expect it.”  In the 2nd half, he had a 2.28 ERA with 106 Ks in 86 2/3 IP, as opponents hit .181 against him.  Runner-up: Justin Upton

Player You Were Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop From and It Ended Up Kicking You in the Groin – Ivan Nova.  In May, “He had a 1.50 ERA in April and one walk to 22 Ks.  This, sir, is Ray Searage’s finest hour!”  In September, “He had a 4.77 ERA in those 149 other innings?!  Jesus Christ Ramirez, no wonder I lost my league.”

Player You Were Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop From and When It Did You Were Okay With It – Aaron Judge.  Sure, August was a drain, but we shouldn’t doubt Richard Kiel with a baseball bat again.

Player You Traded Away That You Most Regretted – “As long as Josh Donaldson doesn’t hit 20+ homers in the 2nd half, I’m fine trading him for a closer.”  *cut to three months later*  “Oh, eff me.”

Player You Traded For That You Most Regretted – “I know you say never trade for a catcher, but I can get Buster Posey for Eddie Rosario and Kyle Schwarber.  I have to do this, right?”  In the 2nd half, Rosario and Schwarber hit .275 combined with 33 HRs; Posey hit two homers.

Top SAGNOF – Corey Knebel/Whit Merrifield.  Remember, the essence of SAGNOF is cheap saves and steals.  No one came close to Knebel for cheap saves and Merrifield wasn’t even owned in April, so if you grabbed a May Merrifield you TKO’d McSAGNOF.

Remember That Feeling You Had When You Walked In On Your Parents Having Sex, This Pitcher Gave You That Feeling Every Fifth Day – John Lackey.  May he accidentally have a tub of mayonnaise dropped on him, then get caught in an elevator with Sandoval and Billy Butler.

   
  1. Packers says:
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    Fun read Grey. I totally can agree on much of the above. Porcello had to be hard to own like Cargo. Myers was frustrating.

  2. Nick says:
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    Nice one Grey !!

    Happy for Altuve :p
    Not Happy for Odor ;(

    as for SAGNOF, got both Knebel and Whit ^^

    here is my Dynasty team, need to drop one (beacause of Cespedes on DL!)

    C: there’s no C
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Lindor
    Of1: JDong
    Of2: Krush Davis
    Of3: Whit MerrySAGNOF
    Util: Avisail Garcia
    Bench: Buxton – Adam Jones OF / Justin Turner 3B / Willie Calhoun 2BOf / Acuna(2018)
    DL Y.Cespedes

    SP1: Cole Hamels
    SP2: Tanaka
    SP3: R.Hill
    SP4: Cueto
    RP1:Knebel
    RP2 B.Parker
    P: D.Lamet
    P: C.Anderson
    Bench: Ed.Rodriguez / Honeywell(2018)

    who would you drop?
    i’d rather drop a batter, but ? all good
    i need Buxton’ SB
    is Adam Jones still valuable?
    if Parker doesn’t close next season, there no reason to keep him,,,
    Cueto is oldy not goody
    Ed Rod and Lamet could improve

    Thanks , Nick

    • chris says:
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      @Nick: Not Grey, but it seems pretty obvious that Parker should be dropped, no? Also, is Cueto now a #4? My goodness he’s fallen far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Parker

  3. JoeyBatCave says:
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    True or false?

    Nick Castellanos = (Jake Lamb + ability to hit LHP) – Chase Field advantage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeyBatCave: That equation looks pretty accurate

  4. Kenny Plane says:
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    No love for Trevor Story or as he was known in a prior life Josh Rutledge. Ouch

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Kenny Plane: After the NL least valuable player award was announced, Story and Syndergaard high-fived each other while Ryan Braun snapped a pic of them.

      • Kenny Plane says:
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        @Fungazi: Love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kenny Plane: He was miserable too, agreed… Halp talks about him on today’s podcast when we go over our Least Valuables

  5. Another F'ing Jeff says:
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    I won my league by half a point and the guy I barely beat had Odor all year. So for those counting at home, since I discovered this glorious site, I have 2 Championships in 3 years and a bronze medal. Thank you, Grey.

  6. mets3145 says:
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    I would be on the Starling Marte bandwagon, but that 2 week hot streak to end the season ended up being the reason why I stomped all over my competition on my way to a 2nd straight championship – I also only owned Marte for those 2 weeks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mets3145: Wow, you owned him all year taking up your bench?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: oh hell no – i picked him up for my semi final and championship games, which is what i meant by “2 week hot streak” and “only owned Marte for those 2 weeks”

        If i did own him all year i would’ve agreed with you 100%

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah, that’s not nearly as bad

  7. Nitro says:
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    Thanks for everything this year Grey. So great!!
    I would like to ask a keeper question. Can keep 7 in a 10 team head to head league:

    Correa
    JD Martinez
    Degromm
    Kluber
    G Sanchez
    Votto
    Albies
    Whit
    T Turner

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Thanks! Not deGrom, Whit

  8. Adam P. says:
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    March Me: I just drafted Rizzo, Goldy, and Hanley Ramirez on the same team. I should be fine in HR’s!

    October me: Finishes 3rd from the bottom in HR’s

    F me. Team that won my league had Merrifield, Jose Ramirez, Smoak, Just Dong, Robbie Ray, Kluber……Yeesh. My 3rd through 5th round draft picks? Marte, Villar, Odor. Just not my year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam P.: Haha, I hear ya, I had Hanley on a few teams too — Goldy and Rizzo weren’t awful tho…. Marte, Villar, Odor is awful tho

  9. peacecoast says:
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    good ole’ Whit quietly went 288/19/80/78/32(!). wow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Right?! I mean he had a huge year

  10. BelmarPhil says:
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    Grey, you broke my heart. I was fcuked over, left for dead, dissed and forgotten with my pick of Odor in the third round (35th overall).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BelmarPhil: I drafted him in the 2nd in leagues!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: And still won by 10, I mean 8.5 points

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean, lost by ten points–I mean 8.5

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Well you’re the one that drafted Odor. I on the other hand made the far worse pick of….Kershaw?!?!?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who said that?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Me

  11. Jabroni Pony says:
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    Grey – your daily posts are truly a work of art.

    Is Whit the real deal or just the ultimate SAGNOF who will give you nothing in any other categories next year?

    I’m also surprised you didn’t find an award for Tommy Pham. Seemed like there was a budding bromance there for you this year. Maybe he just needs to repeat next year to cement that relationship.

    Enjoy the off-season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jabroni Pony: Hard to imagine Whit completely disappearing, he doesn’t have terrible contact issues… I think this year was his ceiling tho… Pham! Damn! He was awesome too…

  12. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Most Valuable ‘Pert – Grey Albright.

  13. FrankGrimes says:
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    Player you had forever and did give up on in 2017:

    Giancarlo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

  14. J-FOH says:
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    I enjoyed chatting it up yesterday. Seems like old times…. I’m Chevy Chase in our version. I actually read this too and I have one question, who the F is Luis Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was hoping you showed up, on similar vein as Confession Tapes, do you listen to True Crime podcasts?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: nah, Ive tried to but it doesnt work for me in the car, Maybe when Im doing dishes I’ll try one out. Im on episode 5 of confession tapes. Im just shaking my head at the house fire in episode 4 where they said it was started in the hallway so it must be the mother even though they show pictures of the missing gas can next to a big box of matches in the daughters room. Not to mention that there was no attempt by the daughter to get out the window, because as we know if the fire as at your door you just stand there and die

        • Grey

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          That’s too bad you don’t listen, I got into them in the last six months and really like a few a lot… There’s one on Undisclosed (latest season) where the guy is in jail 24 years and his alibi is the state — he was in court while the murder was happening… This isn’t a spoiler, they tell you in 1st episode… The confession tapes is so disturbing b/c not only did these people lose loved ones (daughter was burned to death) but then they’re thrown in jail… So effin messed up…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’ll try it. Now that I have an iPhone I can have it anywhere

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Accused is another great one

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                By Cincy Enquirer

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I just subscribed to both, but I had to lose the razzball podcast because I limit myself to only 12

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Damn, the irony of my suggestion!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: Im kidding, I couldnt do that to Halp

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, thanks!

  15. Swaggerjackers says:
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    Another fantasy POS: Trevor Story

    I just kept waiting and waiting for him and Odor to stop sucking.

    Clutch waiver wire adds: Luke Weaver, Pham, Rhys. Those guys lead me to the fantasy promise land.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham and Hoskins are great calls too… Agreed on Story, someone mentioned him above… Halp talks about him on the latest podcast as being his POS

  16. Chrisjen17 says:
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    Another great year, Grey! Thanks for the hard work of you, Rudy, and staffers.
    There should be some sort of award for Dusty Baker or the Mets training staff who constantly destroys fantasy relevant talent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! The “We Can’t Have Anything Nice” Award

  17. jack florida says:
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    Thanks for the humor, great stories, tv and movie critiques and of course all the excellent fantasy baseball advice throughout the season—–daiquiri money sent.

    how about an award for Jef , one f and Cram ?. They also provided some good insight and advice, in my opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Jack! Yeah, they deserve props too, they’re a huge help in-season…

  18. Roger Anderson says:
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    Of the 25 players I drafted, I only had Jose Ramirez, Trea Turner, Gary Sanchez, and a DL Miguel Sano by the time I reached the finals in an 8 team H2H (2 last minute quitters). I traded Machado and Wil Myers for Votto and Trumbo ( later dropped for Domingo). I grabbed Judge, Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, Whit, Shaw, Cozart, and later Rhys, Pham, and Olson. Went RP only until the playoffs, then Weaver, Nola, Godly, Bauer, and Clevinger plus streamers as advised by SON (>.4 v <.24). Took home the gold.
    Next year I am grabbing the top SPs and then see what is out there,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats!

  19. J-FOH says:
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    How come no one is coming in and thanking Ralph? My protege was a monster for you this year, between taking minor league/dynasty to a new level with his content, giving us a double dose of the amazing voiced Halp, and taking on the task of the god awful top 100 pitchers/pitcher profile, he deserves some love for his tireless work to keep things going after the tantrum laden walkout of grande panocha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People go into his posts and thank him, rightfully… He gave me a real run for my money in the RCL… I ended up winning by a good margin, but that’s deceiving, I thought he was going to win up until about a five days left

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I thought the same with you last year. You know its close and you worry because you are in close races with other teams, you do the worst case scenario math, and then eat saltines and drink ginger ale for the last weekend sweating it out like a jew in jail

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, exactly… I was sure I was going to blow the league so badly after leading for 99% of the time since May

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you had the bragadocious going two years ago when I figured the mathematical possibility of me winning and you claimed I had no chance….I had no chance

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This year there were cats up for grabs in the final two weeks… ralph streamed poorly and went the wrong way in key cats

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I warned him against over doing it while Kershaw was out and to wait and be more conservative until later

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You loved his draft after the draft tho…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I did but the draft is maybe 30-40% of your season. See I’m nuts and will make sure I beat you and not just play my game. Its chess vs albright in my mind because the rest are whatevs

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Honestly, in RCLs, I think that at least 60% of the game is in-season moves… You can’t recover from some draft picks as easily as others, but you can recover from just about any with the right moves

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      You can always batty call and stream your way out of any injury. It may not be fun and your family will suffer, but its possible. I think last year I went light on starter streams and instead played the pen hard one of the last weeks and got like 24 ininngs, 35 K’s and and era and whip under one. Had I streamed I would of got some negative points. September streaming is a different ballgame and I dont think people always recognize that with all the call ups. I would stack middle relief on teams where a rookie was starting knowing he wasnt getting past the 5th, if that, and then the pen would get all those extra innings. Urias was one of my favorites to stack the pen.

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, MRs are huge…I didn’t really play that game as much this September, I had a lot of bench bats, 3-4 at times, trying to maximize batty calls to make sure I always had a full lineup b/c I chasing Tehol (I know!) in runs, and Gamble in HRs… It didn’t help my AVG tho

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @J-FOH: I just was busy working and writing etc and always missed the lineup lock adds. Truss, Grey, and Cram were all over those.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Damn you Bridwell!!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah you had a rough go of it with streamers

  20. Will says:
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    Story was hard to own all year, but his 2nd half splits at least give some room for hope for 2018: .254/.520/.834 with 13 HRs and 47 RBI (248 at bats). Much better than his first half splits in 255AB

    • Grey

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      Agreed, gonna be hard to not be on him again

      • Will says:
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        Similar issue with Schwarber – yeah, he was awful but 2nd half splits over a full year would be valuable – .253/.559/.894 with 17 HRs and 30RBI in 186 at bats. Too bad he lost catcher eligibility!

        • Grey

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          Agreed, mentioned in the Posey blurb above… schwarber has a nice 2nd half

  21. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Tip o’ the cap to Matthew Sullivan (team Rudy is Snooty)! Finished #6 in overall RCL standings.
    DID NOT DRAFT A HITTER UNTIL ROUND 13!
    League had a respectable 105 League Index.
    Had a top 3340 season moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow! That’s crazy

    • J-FOH says:
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      @simply fred: I love that. More than one way to skin a cat

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tehol impressed me this year, he gave me a run for my money in runs and you know runs are a product of churn

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: Tehol being sober is impressive

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Grey: I’m supposed to tattoo Dom Brown on my back now that he finished 5th

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It seemed like a safe bet in the preseason!

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Grey: We got what we wanted the guy played. Next year I’m calling out Jay on an RA Dickey/Chase Headley sex scene tattoo

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Who’s giving and who’s receiving with Dickey/Headley–Oh, right.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @simply fred: That’s a bot right?

    • DrEasy says:
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      @simply fred: Was tough playing in his (its, I guess) league. With all the churn you couldn’t even follow who’s been dropped or picked up. I only finished tied for 4th, but was proud that I beat the robot in the HR and RBI categories, by quite a lot in fact. So much that I traded Giancarlo for Sale at the deadline (I know, right before he took off) and still managed to keep my lead. The guy who got Giancarlo finished second. Didn’t mind, I knew I couldn’t catch him either, but that with some pitching help I could make up some ground, which I did.

      There’s a couple of problems with that league though: the guy who set it up got the settings wrong: only one DL slot (ended up with Donaldson and/or Rich Hill on my bench for long stretches), and the IP limit was wrong too: 200 instead of 180.

  22. J-FOH says:
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    I cant stop thinking about that first confession tape episode (1 & 2) . How no one followed up on the hit put on his father over the direction of the mosques being wrong is bananas. The world now shows us that this is something that would be an issue. Reminds me of a book I used in college that was outlawed in India that called into question the validity of the Taj Mahal being a Muslim structure. The theory was that it was actually a Hindu temple that was altered by the Muslims (mughals) when they took over control of India in the 16th century. One of the main arguments is that the mosque behind the hall faces the wrong direction and this became a major point of contention over the book. The author had a hit put on him and even my Indian teacher got really pissed at me for using the book even though I left it open ended as not only this author but the many British explorers who wrote about this temple in their journals and all the Hindu artifacts removed and covered over. Not to mention all the other Hindu temples that were covered over…okay this si too long. But point is they kill over this kind of thing

    • Grey

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      A fatwa! Interesting stuff, never heard of that book… What I wonder about with a fatwa that I could prolly Google, do they stop trying to kill you at a certain point b/c Salman Rushdie had a fatwa on him 20 years ago, but he’s still alive today… Those poor kids in the Confession Tapes, you know you say all kinds of nonsense when you’re 17-20 years old, to then hold that against them when they thought they were speaking with someone who that info would be perceived as cool is so wrong… The white guy’s photo from this year at the end was gut wrenching…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: that photo was sad. Poor kid ran out of appeals because of what the damn Canadians did. I officially take back everyhing nice I said about Canadia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But if it was just simply Canada, they’d both be out, I think… I heard something like Mr. Big is no outlawed in Canada, but since it’s Seattle, they’re not reopening it

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: yeah its all bull shit and at the end of it taxpayers are paying for these guys to be in prison. Thats how I look at it. These cops and prosecutors and blowing my money on their own crazy trips. Justice is great and all but they have a duty to us to not waste our money by these meaningless convictions. A lifer in prison costs more than what I get from the government. Im so heartless

            • Grey

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              Nah, you’re right, it’s maddening… Then throw in their convictions are flimsy at best!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I love how the jurors and prosecutors are super smug about their take on it. I actually served on a jury when I was 18 and we let the guy off and when they interviewed me I told them the smug DA really just said a lot of words and didn’t prove anything. I called out someone’s racist undertones in the jury room and started talking shit to the people who wanted to convict this guy. His attorney was hilarious looking and talked funny but dude crushed it

                • Grey

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                  I’m never served on a jury I kind of want to but I also don’t want to go downtown LA and sit around for a week

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I was 18 and had nothing better to do

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s a problem too, only people who want to serve jury duty have nothing else to do

  23. TheeHen4 says:
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    Who will be the better fantasy CF long term: Jahmai Jones or Alex Verdugo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

      • TheeHen4 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks! You think Verdugo will start next year in CF for the Dodgers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure about that

  24. J-FOH says:
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    I’m blowing up your comments today and yesterday. You’re looking good on the totals! Since I really didn’t pay much attention to baseball this year outside of April I should write you an off season post based solely off the numbers with zero observations…. because I have none. I wasn’t kidding above when I said I have no idea who Castillo is. I mean ralph would mention people to me but if I didn’t know I just went about my business paying no mind to it. Now all I have to do is get rid of no fucks given and actually fire up the fangraphs and make some custom searches with some extra digging. All I know is my baby boy Bellinger and that’s about it

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I think I did well overall… I was top 10 for overall RCL for the last three months… I honestly was just trying to win my league so I left a lot of points on the table because I didn’t stream… I only had about 145 game starts…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m
        not sure what that response has to do with what I wrote

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “You’re looking good on the totals!” I thought that meant where I ended up overall on RCL standings…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: total comments

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh! My bad… I misread what you meant… Yeah, it’s good talking to you again, you big lug

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you watch a good American on Netflix?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, never even heard of it, what’s it about?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: it’s about this meta data analyst who worked for the military and NSA. He did all the work by hand then he made this program that got pulled three weeks before 9/11. I don’t want to give away the movie but it’s interesting watch. Not boring at all. Some of his work was predicting the Tet offensive two months before it happened and predicting a soviet invasion one day off from when it actually happened.

                    • Grey

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                      Damn, that does so interesting… I can’t believe I haven’t watched it, sounds right up my alley… Reminds me of the guy who has predicted every election correctly for the last fifty years, including the Trump one

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                      Please do so we can discuss.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I got a hot date with Cougs tonight, since I haven’t seen her in 6 months, but I will soon… If you have Hulu, you need to watch Line of Duty

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                      you better take advantage of her senior discount

                    • Grey

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                      I wish it was that type of place

  25. Homerj24 says:
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    What are the chances Story goes from POS in 2017 to potential stud again in 2018? If he had his 2nd half pace all season long it would not have been as painful.

    • Grey

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      I can’t see it happening… I’m deathly going to be looking at drafting him… Coors makes everything better now, the ball park not the beer

  26. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Grey! How goes it? Good season by you. Did you watch American Vandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Ya know, I watched the 1st episode expecting to love it, and I just didn’t love it… Everyone else seems to though so I might go back in…

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I actually liked it less as it went on, kind of got serious. I’m a child though, the amount of times the word “dicks” was said made me giggle.

        • Grey

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          The 1st episode felt like it thought it was funny by using the word dicks… I like lowbrow humor as much as the next juvenile man, but I just couldn’t get into it — The Five on Netflix? Is awful! Don’t watch it

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Good looking out! You really aren’t missing much, you don’t need to watch it. Think I watched the first couple of the show you and FOH were talking about but just fell off it. I never finished Ozark either.

            • Grey

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              Ozark was solid, I think it actually got better as it went along… Bateman surprised me, didn’t think I’d like him in a drama

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Yeah I gotta finish it.

                Oh I got that job here. Didn’t feel right leaving with all that’s been going on with the fam. I even had my own scare with a lump in my abdomen but all good, it’s nothing.

                • Grey

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                  That’s awesome, man! Congrats! Understood on not wanting to leave now, if you ever change your mind, I’ll put Cougs back on the job of finding you a job

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: I really do appreciate all the help from you and Cougs! You’re good people!

                    • Grey

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                      I was hoping to coax out to LA, so wasn’t completely altruistic!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      I’ll at least definitely come visit again!

                    • Grey

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                      Hope so! I wanna go hang with Lil Wayne this time!

  27. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Congrats on the NFBC win Grey. Being between 1st and 2nd the first 5 months and then slowly dropping down to 7th while Team Albright/Aaron Judge shoots up to first is the real ‘walked in on your parents having sex’ feeling of the year…

    Thank you Mr. Desmond & Mr. Polanco in the 3rd & 4th.

    Actually nm you drafted Sandoval which kind of nullifies everything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Really the huge difference maker in the 2nd half was Kluber… I went from a 5+ ERA in the first two months to competing in all pitching categories…. Also, I didn’t draft Sandoval in the 3rd or 4th rounds…. More like the 22nd round

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: I was kidding! yeah Kluber was unreal. 22nd round was still 23 rounds too early!… it’s wild Sandoval and Shaw were pretty close in assumed value (at least to me). if I hadn’t taken Shaw a round or two before him, I would’ve scooped the fat panda/harakiri’d myself in July.

  28. down_shift says:
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    Grey thank you for helping my teams win 2 leagues. I grab the $ you can have those trophies…
    What can do?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, you just be you, that’s enough for me

  29. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey.
    This was my first opportunity to say thanks for all your help this season.
    I won my 12 team money keeper league.
    You said way back when that I drafted a good team.
    I did a lot of waiver adds and listened to your advise.
    Thanks again
    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

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