Rick Porcello won the 5th starter spot in Detroit over Smyly.  Or Frownly, as the case may now be.  Yawn.  This is most unexciting news ever.  This is like reading a Yelp review for The Cheesecake Factory.  They have big portions.  Yay.  Who even writes Yelp reviews for The Cheesecake Factory?  I want some of your free time, Cheesecake Factory reviewer.  I don’t like Porcello and wouldn’t draft him in any leagues.  He has a 5-ish K/9, which is atrocious.  Which II, The Return of Which Mountain, leads Porcello to need good luck on balls hit into play.  Though, no matter what I say, Porcello is invariably asked about in the comments for whether or not to pick him up, so y’all ain’t reading this anyway, and, since you’re not reading, I was the one who made heaving noises from the movie theater balcony and dropped cream of corn soup on your head.   (Spoiler Alert for Game of Thrones:  Was I the only one who was reminded of Chunk from The Goonies when Tyrion was confessing to the weird breastfeeding lady?  Any the hoo!)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Ricky Romero – Optioned to High-A.  He’s goin’ back to the minors, uh-huh, yeah, I think so.

Matt Holliday – Missed yesterday’s game due to tightness in his side.  The Cardinals said it was precautionary and he’ll be fine.  I expected him to take off Easter and not a Jewish Holliday.

David Freese – First reported here after reading and inferring shizz from other sources, Freese will start the year on the DL.  So, you can put Freese on ice.  Pun with a side of Big Gulp!  Freese is hoping to be ready for the home opener on April 8th.  I’d add an extra week onto that timetable, which is also what I call the table next to my bed that holds my alarm clock.

Yasiel Puig – Sent to Double-A.  Yeah, no kidding.  I just went over him yesterday.  If you were surprised that Yasiel was optioned down, I’d avoid cats jumping out of a closet.

Dee Gordon – Sent to Triple-A.  Pardon me while I come down from the top of the food chain to say, f*ck Luis Cruz!  Oh, well, it’s fine to drop Gordon in all leagues.  In fact, drop him on Luis Cruz.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Will start his first Dodgers game on April 2nd.  Me likey and I can’t be wrong because Jaywrong also likes him.  Here’s his Hyun-Jin Ryu sleeper post.  Jaywrong wrote it while– Actually, you don’t want to know what he was doing when he wrote it.

Bryce Harper – Could rest for a few days with lingering soreness in his thumb.  Where is thumbkin?  That’s a clown–  Harper’s hit well since first hurting himself, and it sounds like the Nats are just being precious, Gollum.

Alex Rios – Expects to be ready for Opening Day after tweaking something in the weight room.  He’ll think twice about entering the “World’s Strongest String Bean” contest.

Ryan Madson – Throwing at 70-80%.  Cool, now he just needs to face Jayson Werth, who is swinging at 70-80% and he’ll be good.  Not that out of nowhere prediction: Ernesto Frieri will be the closer until July.

Chris Tillman – Might start the year on the DL.  The DL stint will probably be backdated and it’s not an arm injury so I wouldn’t be too concerned.  I’d still draft him and put on my O’s face.

Luis Mendoza – Got the 5th starter job for the Royals beating out Bruce Chen.  Apparently, the 5th starter job on the Royals is where we’re now drawing the Mendoza Line.

Jeremy Hefner – Was stung by a comebacker.  Don Rickles would be happy to hear that.  Speaking of old-timey comedians, as some of you know, I’m getting married this year to The Cougar.  So, I was saying to her that I thought it would be cool to have Jackie Mason marry us.  So she reached out to some entertainment connections and Jackie got back to us with his fee:  $135,000.00.  The zeroes after the decimal were included!  Are we supposed to be grateful that it wasn’t $135,000.75?  Could we talk him down to $134,999.50?  As for Hefner, he’s supposed to be fine.

Shaun Marcum – Could begin the year on the DL.  Good to get the first of five DL trips out of the way early!

Jonny Venters – Left yesterday’s game with an elbow sprain.  Fredi Gonzalez can’t understand what happened, Venters is usually good for twenty up-and-down-should-I-bring-him-in-or-should-I-not-bring-him-in warm-up sessions, throwing 60 to 70 pitches per appearance and pitching on back-to-back days for 162 straight days.  If you were counting on Holds from Venters, I wouldn’t, uh, count on holding him.

Pablo Sandoval – I think this is my 1,000th injury update on Sandoval.  If he had as many near-DL trips as near-refrigerator trips, he’d be a skinny man and would need to be renamed Sandstraightline.  Now, the Giants are saying he’s pain-free and good to go for the start of the season.  I’m sure that’ll change five more times in the next week.

Hiroyuki Nakajima – Two days ago it was reported that he’d start the year in the minors, then yesterday he left with a hamstring injury.  The baseball equivalent of falling on his sword.

Lyle Overbay – Guess who signed him?  The Yankees would actually be better off just bringing back their 1998 team.  #realtalk

Jurickson Profar – Sent to the minors.  He’ll return once Elvis has left the building.

Dylan Axelrod – Named the White Sox fifth starter.  He’s gonna be 28 years old this year and he’s still yet to do a whole lot of anything in the majors.  I’d stay away from Axelrod before he sticks a banana in your tailpipe.

Logan Forsythe – Expected to start the year on the DL after his foot flared up.  I think John Madden has something for that.

Jacob Turner – Sent to Triple-A.  He was supposed to start the year in the rotation.  Wait, Marlins’ management lying to their fans?  No way!

Jonathan Sanchez – Won a rotation spot for the Pirates.  Argh, Filthy Sanchez will walk the whole plankety plank team!

Brandon Inge – I read this report yesterday, “Pirates have committed to keeping Inge on their roster.”  But I read it as, “The Pirates should be committed for keeping Inge on their roster.”

Ramon HernandezRockies said they might release him.  Like to see him sign with the Mariners, just so I can see an R-rated, Who’s on First?  “F-Her throws it to Ram-Her.  Bang, up the middle with D-Ack covering and over to 1st… A rundown!  Justin — D-Ack — Ram-Her — F-Her — Oh, these guys got no Morales!”

 
  1. The Guru says:
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    ‘Ol Jackie’s a little steep! Is Buddy Hackett still alive? If not, for Jackie’s price, you could have him resurrected.

    • Jburke says:
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      Thank God the Tigers didn’t trade Porcello. There is a mistaken belief that any team can have a SP surplus, which has been proven wrong each and every year when anywhere from 1-5 starters hit the DL for EACH team! Weather he is fantasy sp worthy I will wait and see. Also, helps to read the local newspapers prior to a draft (online of course {how do they stay in business?}), b/c the LA Times quoted team soarces weeks ago that there was no way Puig would be up before June due to time served/free agencies issues.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jburke: There’s no reason for Puig… Look at the Dodgers outfield if healthy…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      finally finished the morning paper when I got to work, I call razzball the paper.

      Wow, Jackie Mason, he didn’t make that much for History of the World Part 1

      I think you have a career in play by play if this whole writer thing doesn’t work out. I laughed so hard I spit up a little coffee reading the Ramon Hernandez blurb….

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @The Guru: he died a long time ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Guru: Ha… Yeah, he’s gone…

      • The Guru says:
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        Or so he wants you to think.

  2. OaktownSteve says:
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    Inge is a great clubhouse guy. Fantasy irrelevant. Tough mothereffer though. I am first in the comments tonight because of rye beer.

    Dotel got torched. Rondon has been good lately.

    I’m pro Jackie Bradley Jr. Seems like a good kid.

    If you’re in a two catcher league, take a look at Jason Castro for C2.

    I think this year’s post hype sleeper is Justin Smoak

    My bounce back veteran is Morneau. Also like Utley

    The best pitcher on the board is Strasburg

    MLB home run leader Jay Bruce

    Favorite late pitcher Iwakuma

    Two pitchers I like Shark and Matt Moore

    Closer to watch Janssen> Discounted because of injury fears. Would be a nice RCL handcuff play with Santos for streamers rostering MRs

    Sneaky play..David Murphy

    Better in real life Jose Reyes

    Don’t trust Shane Victorino

    Really want to own but probably won’t Laser Show

    Buy and hold Oscar Tavaras

    2 catcher keeper league play Mesoraco

    Guy who will have high K/9, great rates and a few W’s that you can’t own in any format Luke Hochevar. A great move to the pen. Saw him the other night against the Dodger… Just filthy.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      that’s how it’s done , tmoore .

    • Blue says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hochevar is great until guys get on base. Then he explodes.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Blue:

        He’s totally mental. I think a low leverage relief role might help him get his head right. He’s cut down to where he is only throwing 3 pitches instead of 7. He blew Puig away the other night with 94 four seamer and a Wainright looking 12-6 curve. He might put up numbers like Wade Davis put up last year.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @OaktownSteve: nice post. Another post hype sleeper that I’m eyeing is Gordon Beckham.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        He should come cheap. Had a nice spring and there are some upward trends. He plays in a good park. Sox should score runs. At 16 hrs last year he’s almost there anyway. If he brings the average up to .260 or so he should be in the 70 run and rbi range and that’s useful. There’s 20 homer upside. I wish he ran just a little more. Definitely not a guy you want to count on though.

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          @OaktownSteve: no, definitely not. But it seems like he’s all but forgotten because of his low average. He’s only, what, 26? He hit 16 HRs last year which isn’t crap. The hard hittin’, drafted 167 rounds earlier, Danny Espinosa only hit 17 and actually drove in less runs. His average was a little better, as were steals and runs, but not like they’re THAT far apart.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        Not quite to post-hype status but I think Razz favorite Brad Peacock is going to get the coveted Astros 5th starter spot.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Some good points, some obvious points, and a little crazy talk. I don’t think Murphy stays healthy. Not sure about Smoak, he’s either going to end a ringer on some corporate softball team or learn how to speak Japanese. I honestly think Brett “franks and beans” Wallace will take that crown. I like jackie Bradley Jr. a lot too, I think he will be Boston’s Middlebrooks and grey will write a post telling those of us that grabbed him early were right and he was wrong….

    • Grey

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      @OaktownSteve: More like wry beer! What, no? Iwakuma looks nice as a safe/less upsidey late pitcher… Matt Moore! — You listen to the podcast yesterday re: Reyes? Ouch from Rudy…

    • Big Magoo

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      @OaktownSteve: I kinda figured that alcohol was involved when the first thing that I read was an Inge observation…

      I’m in on Utley this year, despite the knees. His price has finally dropped to that of a MI. Worth the risk at that point.

      Smoak is a post-post-hype sleeper that’s probably in a coma by now, but the ability’s always been there. Maybe he’ll finally put it together.

      Strasburg is awesome, but I don’t think the difference in K-rate will be enough to make up for the extra 30-40 IP that Kershaw and Verlander are likely to have on him to make him more valuable.

      Bruce should be on the HR leaderboard with Stanton, Miggy, a healthy Bautista, and possibly Prince. Like that prediction.

      I’m with you on Pedroia. I’d love to own him, but haven’t gotten him anywhere yet. #2 2B for sure.

      Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Shark as a top-15 SP at year’s end. Moore will rack up the Ks, but he still looks like a WHIP killer with all of the free passes.

      I think Tavaras will be the top rookie this year. Like him more than Myers and Profar in fantasy.

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      @OaktownSteve: Bounce back veteran is definitely Jon Lester.

      Favorite late pitcher: Jason Hammel. I guess no one believes.

  3. Tom says:
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    These daily observations make every day better. Thank God its baseball season (almost!)!

    I generally think that Middlebrooks is better than Seager but with the new Safeco dimensions do things even out? Seager hit 20 HR’s last year, how many do you think he can get this year with the new dimensions?

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: P. S. If you favor Middlebrooks — is it by a lot? I noticed in your early 3B rankings that you had:
      M: 68/22/82/.278/8
      S: 69/18/85/.264/11

      you ranked M at the time 7 slots better, but I wondered if you were applying the new dimensions which MAY make the HR’s even out some.

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        @Tom: P.S.S. Oh and would you waste a 1 position waiver pick on making the change?

        • Tom says:
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          @Tom: P.S.S.S Oh and don’t forget about Middlebrooks Wrist surgery. It gave him some pain at the beginning of ST and he has only 1 HR.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Tom: I’d want Middlebrooks simply because of the Green Monster… Unless Safeco brings in their fences 100 feet and up 40…

            • Tom says:
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              @Grey: Would you spend a #1 waiver wire position on the switch?

              • Grey

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                @Tom: Nope

                • Tom says:
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                  @Grey: Let me be clear — a #1 waiver to switch from Seager to Middlebrooks?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nope, hold… Take followups to my newest post…

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    So you’re not buying the notion that Porcello dropping his slider, easily his worst pitch, in favor of a curve played a role in his success this spring? I feel it at least might be something worth monitoring over the first couple weeks of the season.

    • Grey

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      @Harb: Will monitor it, but I’m not buying…

  5. Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. I’m not a very experienced player, so I would need a help with my draft… how did I do? Any suggestions or something that could help me? I’m not very high on this team right now. Leave me know what you think about it, pls.

    12 teams, H2H, 6×6 (OPS)

    C – Salvador Perez
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Danny Espinosa
    3B – Brett Lawrie
    SS – Elvis Andrus
    OF – Ryan Braun
    OF – Ichiro Suzuki
    OF – Adrian Gonzalez
    Util – Josh Rutledge
    BN – Manny Machado

    SP – David Price, Ryan Vogelsong, A.J. Burnett, Homer Bailey, Jaime Garcia, Brandon McCarthy, Phil Hughes, A.J. Griffin, Felix Doubront

    RP – Joe Nathan, Rafael Betancourt, Tom Wilhelmsen, Steve Cishek

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ernie:

      Your offense has some question marks in Goldschmidt and Lawrie. If they come through you should be fine. Pitching is a little questionable after the top 2 though. You’ll need to keep a close eye on Garcia, McCarthy, Hughes, Griffin and Dubront. They are all replaceable – if they pitch poorly, ditch them

    • Grey

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      @Ernie: Agree with Hawk…

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    H2H categories league with W/L/K/SV/WHIP/ERA/Runs/Hits/Total bases/Avg/Steals/RBIs/HRs. 16 team with 26 roster and 2 DL’s.
    1.out of norris/colon/w.davis/happ which is better. I have at least one spot there for a starter. Happ just got Romero’s job, Colon has his back after 5 game suspension. Happ’s got good K’s and little else, Colon ONLY has Whip/ballpark going for him. Norris has K’s only. W. Davis was a machine at RP last year. I’ve stockpiled Scherzer/Peavy/Niese/Bailey/Milone/Fiers/Gee/Luebke (first DL’er, needs to get eligibility, then i’ll pick up another)
    2. If Avila falls flat on his face, is Laird/Brantly better at C? Laird’s OBP/SLG have been trending up last 3 years; obv never as a starter though. This is assuming he is starter with McCann out.
    3. While waiting at the sunday schedule bus stop for gyorko to get his middle bag job finalized for yahoo purposes (5 games started) who is best out of K.Johnson/Valdespin/Beckham? I already have Johnson and he seems to be hitting in very late part of order with only decent projections of HR’s/low steals/terrible avg. Should i just sit and wait to see if any of these other 2 do better to start the year or is one clearly preferable to the other 2? My team is weakest at steals as i have
    McCutcheon/J.Upton/Choo/Avila/AuShizz/K.Johnson (Soon Gyorko)/A. Ramirez/Rutledge/Span/B.Wallace. Team only plays one UTIL per day with one each of every position.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @goodfold2:

      Word is Maddon is thinking of batting Johnson 9th. Also, I wouldn’t expect him to play everyday.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @bossmanjunior: that’s just eck. Grey earlier said 50% against lefties, with either 100% or near it against righties, but damn 9th in order starts to make valdespin seem a lot better, unless i really need HR’s that week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: 1. None… Happ 2. No 3. Valdespin

  7. Sherm says:
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    Grey– Mazeltov and Congratulazioni. You should get married with an honor guard of fantasy baseball players holding up their electronic devices over your heads as you pass under them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Ha… Thanks!

  8. bossmanjunior says:
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    Jackie Mason’s real name is Yacov Moshe Maza. Maybe just pay him to dance…aka the Maza Strip.

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    I love me some Tim Conway, about the same era. By the way, did you know Abe Vigoda was still alive?! There is actually a site that is constantly updating the fact he is still alive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Ha! You know who else is still alive? Al from Happy Days… He’s like 100!

  10. ADP says:
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    Grey,

    How did my draft go?

    12 team, 5×5, 2 C, 1B, 2B, SS, MI, CI, 5 OF, U, 9 P

    C Avila
    C Pierzynski
    1B Au Shizz
    2B Uggla
    SS Rutledge
    3B Aramis Ramirez
    CI Frazier
    MI Segura
    OF Braun
    OF Justin Upton
    OF Holliday
    OF Austin Jackson
    OF Torii Hunter
    U de Aza
    Bench: Wallace, Leonys Martin, Quentin

    P Latos
    P Zimmerman
    P Peavy
    P Homer Bailey
    P Parker
    P Cahill
    RP Holland
    RP Boggs
    RP Al Al
    Bench: Cashner, AJ Griffin, Doubront

    It;s also notable that one of the teams punted saves. That team also won $50k last year.

    Should I make any changes?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ADP: Nice power and speed on hitting, and your pitching looks fine up front and in the back but don’t love your middle guys…

  11. Fungazi says:
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    Does the Forsythe injury give priority back to Gyorko for 2B?

    • Jay

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      @Fungazi: As the resident Padres homer, look to Amarista man the keystone. Ransom will fill in from the bench.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @jaywrong: Thanks!

      • royce! says:
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        @jaywrong: I always considered myself to be the token Padres homer…now my presence here is pointless!

        And you’re correct about Amarista. While losing Headley for a bit sucks, I think he was due for a correction, and the differences between he and Gyorko and Amarista and Forsythe are no so considerable that losing Headley will have a huge effect on the offense. But obviously as a Padres homer my rationality may be lacking…

        • Fungazi says:
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          @royce!: Sorry to hear about you guys having to be Padres homers.

          • Jay

            jaywrong says:
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            @Fungazi: Well, I’m also a Chargers homer, so basically I’m meant for a life of constant seppuku.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @jaywrong: Our first conflict, I bleed orange and blue…..Mile High Will Never Die!

          • royce! says:
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            @Fungazi: I’m also a Seattle “homer” (born and raised there, live in SD now), so I’ll always have that to fall back on…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @royce!: I’m trying to find the rational you have to be a Padre fan, besides the sweet brown and yellow hats and 1984. I actually own a brown and yellow and all brown old school hat. They are actually just old, I still have them from my childhood. I also have quite the goose gossage baseball card collection. I was really into sweet stache’s at a young age.

          • Jay

            jaywrong says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Nothing beats the brown and mustard.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @jaywrong: I was going to point out that Royce was our token Padre, no not the robe wearing kind, I think?, you guys need to have a razzball equivalent of a cage match. There can only be one…

        • Jay

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          @Jack Full of Hate: Well, since I write for razzy, I’ll bow out and leave Royce as the guy.

          That way I can at least say I’m ‘un-biased’.

          • royce! says:
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            @jaywrong: Nah, you can have it. It was more of a burden than anything…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @jaywrong: Ha, nobody really wants it, If i wasnt a dodger fan I would take it over

  12. Raul says:
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    Greycarlito,
    Points league (heavy on HR/R/RBI), who ya got at 2B: Howie Kendrick (who says he doesn’t like batting 2nd, but is 29 and is (was?) a future batting champion); or Jeff Keppinger, who’s locked in at 3B and 2nd in the batting order in a hitter’s dream park?
    Your advice shall be received with great fanfare and a pig roast in your honor.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Raul: Is that a quote from Kendrick? I can’t believe how high of a pick I burnt on that guy last year, he is basically Neal Walker.

  13. The Strolg says:
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    Maybe you can just get married at Harry Hartounian’s gas station. Didn’t the low-rider pull a church into it? “You guys want to stick around for an oven mitt?”

  14. Cookusmaximus says:
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    Hey Grey – 5 year follower here – 2nd time poster.

    Straight up trade in a keeper league – I give Brett Lawrie for Strasburg. Thoughts?

    Keep up the great work!

    • Cookusmaximus says:
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      @Cookusmaximus: @Cookusmaximus:

      A little more info on this trade –

      I have Bummy, Wainwright and Max. Offense is strong but my other options at 3B are HanRam and Reynolds.

    • Hotrod says:
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      @Cookusmaximus:
      Hurry and accept before he withdraws the offer. Strasburg is going to be the #1 fantasy pitcher for years to come.

      • charlie batch says:
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        @Hotrod: get strasburg NOW

        • @charlie batch: fo real

          click accept before that fool realizes what he gon done!

  15. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey how are you!! So in 2 days I have my draft and this is the 1st time ever doing fantasy baseball. IO got some info off the Internet like Top player count in each position and mock drafts from sports writers.. Do you think I should somewhat Imitate the guy that has my draft position or do it on my own? Also I have no idea on what positions to pick 1st or later in the draft? Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I’d go with the links these guys suggested to start…

  16. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    In a 12 team H2H with CG and Losses as pitching cats, would you keep Gio in 4th round or Latos in 5th round? Thanks!

      • Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Or should I not keep Gio in the 4th round and wait until 5-6 rounds for first pitcher?

  17. Byahhhhh says:
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    Yo Grey, in a H2H with avg and ops 12 team. I have Rutledge Espinosa and Elvis Andrus. Rutledge @2B Elvis @Short and espinosa on bench. Should I drop espinosa or Rutledge for a closer? I think I feel in love with Rutledge a little too much but I can’t stand looking at Espinosa and Rutledge thy are way too similar.

  18. Grand Salami says:
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    Need some trade advice. 12 team, H2H, keeper league (4 keepers). Which side do you like better?
    McCutchen ($28), Tulo ($41), Lawrie ($18) Cabrera ($51), J Upton ($34), I Desmond ($1)
    We’ve already drafted so those values would only affect future seasons. Thanks!

  19. Capt'Stache says:
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    So today is roster freeze day for our league, NL only, 4×4, 12 teams. I have Eaton for 10 that I can hold onto but I am leaning on throwing him back into the draft now that he’s hurt… Hold onto him or put him back in the pool?

    • Capt'Stache says:
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      @Capt’Stache: Forgot to add that it’s an auction/keeper league.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Capt’Stache:

      With his elbow injury, Eaton’s not worth $10

      • Capt'Stache says:
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        @Hawk: Thanks Hawk and agree. I guess I just wanted some affirmation of my thoughts… He’s going back in the pool.

  20. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    Or maybe they do want to know what I was doing…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @jaywrong: I did, you live too far away to peep on

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I typed it all left-handed, if that helps paint a picture.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @jaywrong: interesting, I would say if i had one hand occupied, then I would be typing with my right hand but if i was throwing a baseball it would be with my right hand.

  21. Donnie B says:
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    NL only keeper league. Allowed one minor leaguer, Puig or T. d’Arnaud?

  22. stoopid says:
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    Hey Grey, how’s this staff look in a 12 team H2H with 9P max and you can only add/drop(stream) 1 SP per week. 6 categories (Losses is extra). I don’t love it, but think it’ll be good enough to compete weekly:

    Greinke
    Scherzer
    Morrow
    Parker
    Vogelsong
    Burnett
    Nathan
    Cishek
    Veras

    • Grey

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      @stoopid: Looks totally fine…

  23. Sideshow says:
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    I have Sandoval & there r 2 interesting backups on waivers…Nolan Arenado & Juan Francisco….grab who?

  24. Frank Lynch says:
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    Oh I’m in a H2H points League

  25. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Who would you rather stash on the DL – Pineda or Luebke? For this year and for the next couple years down the road.

  26. Kyle H says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Axford for some reason. My starting SS is Simmons. I also have Segura on the bench. My RP are Boggs, League, and G. Holland. I was thinking I should drop Segura because I only have him for steals and we play in a net steals league. Or I could drop League since he will likely lose the closers job eventually. Any idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle H: Drop Segura for him…

  27. Barnie-Not Darwin says:
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    Greyster-Follow up question from yesterday as I had a nightmare that that a** #3 owner snatched Prince ahead of me. I have my #4 targets ranked as Fielder, Pujols, Bautista, Cano and Verlander. Agree?

    Which #4 Pick?
    Okay, so we are adding a max of 3 AL players to our NL “only” league this year. I pick 4th, 12th and 21st. My IF is pretty well set, but OF and SP need a little help to say the least, but can put any hitter at the U spot. Assuming Trout and Miggy go 1-2, who do I target for that 4th pick? Note: 5X5 OBP instead of AVE and projected OBPs shown behind player’s names.

    Fielder .404
    Jose Bautista .387
    Pujols .379
    Cano .353
    Verlander

    C
    C
    1-1B Votto
    2-2B Aaron Hill
    3-SS Tulo
    4-3B-Todd Frazier
    5-CI Ike Davis
    MI
    UT
    6-OF Allen Craig
    7-OF Dexter Fowler
    8-OF Michael Cuddyer
    OF
    OF

    9-SP Trevor Cahill
    10-SP Jeff Samardijia
    SP
    SP
    RP
    11-RP Steve Cishek
    12-RP Kenley Jansen

    1-Minors Oscar Tavares
    2-Minors Carlos Martinez (StL P)
    3-Minors Matt Adams

    No salaries, 9 team, NL only (plus maximum of 3 AL players-new for 2013) 12 + 3 minors keepers (NL only) 5×5 roto (OBP instead of AVE) 14 hitters (2 catchers), 10 pitchers, 5 reserves, 3 minor

  28. joe bob says:
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    Puig, jose Fernandez, Travis D’Arnaud in minor league draft, NL only keeper league. Who do you take first?

      • joe bob says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: wow. thanks. he’s huge then…

  29. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Love the website. In a keeper league which side of this trade do you like better.

    Hamels/Longo vs. Hosmer/Price