How is everyone doing? I said that in very slow motion, so it would sound distorted, making you think there was something wrong with me, but, when I just stare back at you, you start to think something is wrong with you. Now we are in an intense staring contest across the internet. It’s called being in quarantine for almost a month and running out of things to talk to your dog about. “So, really, Ted, do you love me or are you licking crumbs out of my mustache?” *Ted stares, then licks my face* “You’re a sweet dog, but you can’t hold a conversation worth a sh*t.” The top 100 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball were updated with new projections for a 100-game season. With this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 100 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:

83. Anthony Santander – Check out my projections for Santander: 40/15/46/.267/1 in 346 ABs. Wanna throw out my projections and use Steamer? Okay, fine. I mean, not cool, but okay. Steamer hitter projections have Santander down for 40/14/47/.262/3 in 320 ABs. (No lie, this is the first time I’m looking at projections for these guys on Steamer, so I’m pleasantly surprised they’re so close. Okay, back to previously scheduled program…) Now, you might be like, “Fine, the projections are close, who gives a flying f–” Whoa, easy there, killer. Santander’s projections actually make him valuable in a shortened season. On our auction value rankings, Santander is the 53rd best outfielder, above some names like Mallex Smith, Kyle Tucker, Scott Kingery…Okay, a bunch of guys. Some guys I don’t agree with, per my rankings, but our Steamer rankings really like Santander, and our Steamer rankings are right more than they’re not.

85. Aaron Hicks – When the season got pushed back, I added Aaron Hicks into my top 100 outfielders. That’s pushed back, not pushback. Pushback is what I got when I tried to pitch my retractable hula hoop to Shark Tank. It goes from to six feet for social distancing to 500 feet for sex offenders. Not sure why I didn’t hear back. Hicks is a guy who had his entire career ripped off by Denis Leary. Wait, that’s Bill Hicks. Sorry, wrong Hicks. Aaron Hicks’s last full season was 2018, when he went 27/11/.248, and his 2017 season was 88 games (close to what he could do this year) and he went 15/10/.266. Of course, his legs are a few years older, and he has some injury risk now, but where Hicks was not even in my top 100 prior to Covid-19 putting the kibosh on everything, now I could see drafting him. Last year, his K% went up, but I’d almost throw that out since it was such a small sample size of games (59), but, then again, this year might be a super small sample size of games. No joke, I saw Tom Verducci speculate how a 43-game MLB season could work. That gave me a hearty guffaw. Are baseball teams going to play once on Sunday, followed by a Coronavirus test, wait six days for results, then play again? Put together one good month of four wins and you could win the pennant! Joe Buck in the playoffs, “Mariners and Orioles are tied up at zero-zero in this best of one series for the ALCS. Winner advances to a best of one game series in about two to three weeks against the Cubs or Reds, who have yet to play each other this year, because it was a 43-game season.” I mean, so, so dumb. For what it’s Werth, I still believe there’s gonna be a 100-game season.

98. Domingo Santana – While looking at the possible changes from a 100-game season, I was looking at just about everyone and what they might’ve done in shortened seasons in the past. Sunday Santana came back as one with a large sample size of shortened seasons. Whether it was injury or just losing a job, Sunday has had a fair number of seasons where he didn’t play a whole year. Since 2015, he’s had one full year of 151 games. Every other year it’s been partial seasons and none of them give any indication whether he’s good in them. In 2018, he played 85 games (about a full season if there’s 100 game season, due to days off) and he went 21/5/20/.265/1 in 211 ABs. There were many extenuating circumstances that year with his playing time, and he only started 48 games, so it’s unfair to say that’s his projections for 100 games. Last year, he went 21/8/.253 in 121 games, and 451 ABs. If that were prorated down to 100 games, it’s not bad (roughly 17/5) and that’s around what the projections are saying he’s going to do this year. He feels (this is scientific now) like one of those guys who could be a top 25 hitter in a shortened season or worthless, i.e., I have no clue what to do with him, and don’t call me Colonel Mustard; that’s Paul DeJong.

116. Mike Tauchman – Here’s my last two updates for Tauchman:  On March 3rd, when Giancarlo was unrealistic for Opening Day, I said, “With the Yankees asking the Chinese to build a two-week hospital for their outfield, I’ve moved Tauchman up and increased his projections.” Then on March 23rd, when Giancarlo was ready to go and baseball wasn’t, I moved Tauchman back down and said, “Rather than Tauchman playing, the Yankees shut down their season until further notice. Okay, that’s not exactly accurate, but what are facts?” Do you see what my jokes have done? They’ve ruined baseball. Nice job, me!

141. Monte Harrison – I still have no idea what a delayed season will mean for prospects. Will they be more likely to start the season with the big league club, or less likely? My guess is borderline guys will be more likely in the majors. Thought process:  There may not be a minor league season. Revenue for MiLB isn’t enough to go through costly precautions to make sure everyone is safe. There’s literally no reason for MiLB to play without fans. TV money is zilch or near that. So, if any teams want their near-ready prospects to play, they will call them up to a larger-than-normal roster. Once it’s clear I’m right (and, honestly, when have I not been? Shut up about Daniel Palka!), I will move some prospects up in my rankings, Harrison is definitely one.

 
  1. baby seal says:
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    First time I’m first? Wow!

    OC update when I wake up. Draft went GREAT! Edenbaum was on speed dial helping me out the entire time. How things have changed! New BFF.

    Later!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Glad you guys worked out your differences — life’s too short!

      • baby seal says:
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        Haha, was super easy too. I think we came to a mutual understanding that the other guy isn’t a bad dude, and context gets lost over the Internet. We also agree on a lot of players lol — fantasy baseball unites!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice! Am happy to hear it!

    • baby seal says:
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      Not sure if these links work for others…. but would be good to know if someone could give me a yay or nay. https://draft.shgn.com/nfc/plain/dp/1552/grid

      Since I didn’t know about the OC promo offer yesterday, they offered to double it if I signed up for another one today… $110 off. That’s a no brainer! So I’m in today’s 2pm.

      As you’ll see in a minute, got very luck with this squad. So I’m cool doing another.

      Let me start out by saying — RE good luck — Team 1 NEVER showed up the ENTIRE draft and was on auto the entire time! Insane. Kind of an unfair advantage in an overall competition…. but I’ll take it.

      Team 1 started out w/ Acuna, Alonso, Gleyber. Not bad actually! But then…. the wheels REALLY started falling off. He Drafted FOUR first basemen by pick 100. Nuts.

      After that, got Rizzo, Goldy, and Hoskins… on the bench. Has all the guys where the site’s crappy adp is way off from the real one. Can see in the link (if it works) — don’t need to go into that much more.

      Other big thing was the turn in round 1 — guy went Freeman and Devers 12/13. Would’ve really thrown off 183414 there! But Rendon slipped to like 2-23, so it worked itself out, as it always does.

      OK, here… we…. go! (Joker voice)

      C: Ramos
      C: Kelly
      1B: Bell (I KNOW, I KNOW! See above on 1B. They started flying once the computer took Hoskins)
      2B: McNeil
      3B: Suarez
      SS: Lindor
      MI: Edman
      CI: Turner
      OF: JDM
      OF: Robles
      OF: Mercado
      OF: Dozier
      OF: Peralta
      U: Akiyama

      B: Braun / Yoshi / Dubon / Yaz / White

      P: Bieber
      P: Castillo
      P: Lynn
      P: Weaver
      P: Yarbro
      P: Iglesias
      P: Robles
      P: Puk
      P: Mikolas
      P: Watson
      P: Hudson

      I need some coverage at SS, but so deep in a 12 and SS was my 1st pick, so fine w/ me for now.

      I’ll know fairly quickly on Hudson and Watson when/if I should move on. Really like how things went, got lucky on some things, but two things I’d reconsider: Will Smith in the 16th over Dozier — the 3rd closers got pushed up quickly, and that might’ve opened me up to take SP fliers later, than SV specs. And Kwang over Hudson for my second to last pick.

      I like having the good hitting depth, because ya know weird shit is going to happen this year.

      The way this went was that 183414 and I were texting the entire draft. We were bouncing ideas and strategy the entire time — was awesome. I was giving him the top guys in my queue, and then he’d give me his thoughts, or REALLY push me to draft someone he loves, haha. But it’s my squad, and decisions are ultimately on me, to be clear!

      The first third of the draft was mostly me. The middle third was pretty split between the two of us figuring it out. And the final third was mostly his input.

      OK, on Bell! Let’s get this out of the way, haha. Really was a tier thing with him. I’m happy with where I got him, and Walker/Voit/Cron were sniped later (read: team 1 auto), so it really did work out. Carlos Santana was taken like 2 rounds too early. EE got pushed up, etc. I am actually less down on him than you, so I guess we’ll see! He’s someone I’m willing to take, but not a target!

      Any other thoughts? You like the squad? Thanks!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That looks awesome, man! You should let 183414 co-draft all your teams! I love the hitting and pitching…I’m not a huge fan of Bell/McNeil, but you have power and speed and I can’t fault two guys if you like them…The pitching looks great, I have no complaints…Maybe someone else besides Mikolas, but that’s minor… Really love the Lindor, Eugenio, Mercado, Dozier, Peralta, Edman stuff…And you didn’t sacrifice too much for Bieber — nice stuff!

        • baby seal says:
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          I know, right! Was a killer combo. Now I see why people like having a co-owner, really, really helps.

          McNeil I REALLY like. Especially the position eligibility. Bell I’m OK on. Was situational.

          Mikolas will be an ez drop if needed, agree.

          That’s the best comment I’ve ever gotten from you, whooho!! Happiest seal.

          I’ll let u know my pick for the 2pm once they run KDS. Literally just filled.

          Here are the ppl in the league if anyone wants to impart some wisdom. Thought Justin Salinger was Justin Mason… but I asked on Twitter and he said no. :-(

          Would’ve love to kick his ass! Haha.

          Left the team name for “DraftCheat” — assuming that’s the guy on Twitter?

          ALEXANDER RINALDI

          Daniel Bronski

          David Duffy

          Garrett Christensen

          JARED GOULD

          Justin Salinger

          Mary Ann Lonigro

          mattywood & draftcheat
          Matthew Davis

          Rob Giese

          Scott Schonewolf

          Stephen Ranaghan

          paul obrien

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, nice! David Duffy is a commenter here; I won’t say who

            • baby seal says:
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              OK, good to know!!

              As I said yesterday, ALWAYS get pick 4-9 this year, no matter if 12 or 15 teams… and I got… 4th!

              LOL!! Fuck me! (I actually love 4)

              Gonna cross fingers one of the top 3 guys takes Cole or DeGrom, otherwise it’ll be Bellinger for me, EZ.

              Similar stuff to yesterday after that. See how draft flows.

              E.g. Told you I wanted to take SP in the 4th, but would take Bieber at 30 if he was there. I didn’t tell u, but Albies was there too!! What?!? Tough decisions early!

              I’m less worried on 2B now that I am on McNeil and/or Edman. Still LOVE Albies, but those guys help open the draft up for me a bit more now, which is awesome when you’ve been practicing all year under such strict constraints.

              TTYL!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You got Bellinger! Nice! That’s who you want

                • baby seal says:
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                  I know, I know :-)

                • baby seal says:
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                  PS, my KDS this year is 21345… chronological after 3

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    So you got 4th best, nice!

              • Dave D says:
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                Haha, fair enough seal. You do have a good team. I see your SP as a little shallower than mine. Mikola, Luchesi, Wood, Eovaldi not the best back half of rotation comapred to me. I do like your OF; Robles, Mercado, Laureano is a boner trio. Anderson not so much. You’ve got quantity over quality at RP but enough SV’s. I don’t think Edman/Seager/Swanson compares favorably to Albies/Mondesi/DiDi, but maybe it’s just me. Alfaro/Stallings also pretty weak compared to Garver/Vazquez. I think we’ll both be top 3. You 3, me 1. One of us needs to give A.E. a run for his money overall though.

                • baby seal says:
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                  Yes, we do!!! Your team is great btw haha

                  I don’t *love* Colome, but you get what the draft gives you. Robles is usually my guy there. Colome has been good, though, and the Sox should be good too. Iglesias can bounce back and Gallegos is nasty! It’s no Chapman, but also Kela as your only 2 means you’ll likely be spending some FAAB to sure that up. All good! I grabbed Harvey just bc it seemed like a good value — and in case Gallegos doesn’t get as many saves as I’m hoping, or one of the other guys sucks / gets injured

                  I’m seeing the WW is huge in the OC format. So I drafted kind of expecting to be rotating the bottom part of the squad

                  Anderson is a good value w/ dual eligibility. Think he can take a step forward too–batting 2/3 in an improved lineup. And I have Dozier to cover there, or Bellinger. Sort of wish I took Walker over Alfaro to give me that true flexibility — White could be good but is a wildcard

                  Of course they don’t compare favorably! Those are your second and third round picks!!! Seager at 165 is awesome, IMO…

                  I love Albies! Mondesi becomes a lot more interesting now that he should be fully healthy. Your steals are good but think it came at the expense of power

                  I’d rather have the back end of my SP than the back end of your OF…

                  Your pitching depth is a little better. Marquez is a better 5 than Wood, yes. Yarbro > Mikolas, etc.

                  But we just need 1 of those guys to hit. Eovaldi could be legit! He could suck ass, and it wouldn’t matter that much. There are a bunch of late SPs I like that don’t get drafted in these OCs. I think you *want* your back end SP to be “the weakness” so u can pick up the next Giolito or whatever

                  I also like my top 3 SP better than your top 3, so there’s that! Haha, but it sucks you got 3 dudes I LOVE — would make it so much easier to hate if you didn’t nail those guys, so good job there

                  You did a fairly good job making up power late(r), which is why your AVG is an issue. But who knows, Andujar could be awesome. Mazara is kind of meh, but he could EASILY finally break out, too. But Mazara should be a bench guy, not a starter, I think. Pollock… how much will he even play before he inevitably gets injured again? You can’t tell me those guys are (much if at all?) better than Anderson lol. Not to mention they all have serious volume issues, and Pillar is your only depth…

                  We gotta play it out!! (hopefully, please! pretty please! haha)

            • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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              Interesting we should have a guess David Duffy pool

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Surprised you guys don’t know…

                • baby seal says:
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                  No need for a pool. I already know :-)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

                    • Dave D says:
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                      I know your real name is Lisa..ndro anyway ;-)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, shh!

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Yeah, I’ll compare our rosters and you pick one Grey…

                      Me:

                      Garver, Mitch 8 95 C Duffy
                      Vazquez, Christian 17 194 C
                      Nunez, Renato 25 290 1B
                      Santana, Danny 12 143 1B
                      Albies, Ozzie 3 26 2B
                      Dubon, Mauricio 28 335 2B
                      Mondesi, Adalberto 2 23 SS
                      Sano, Miguel 9 98 3B
                      Acuna Jr., Ronald 1 2 OF
                      Mazara, Nomar 22 263 OF
                      Pederson, Joc 19 218 OF
                      Pillar, Kevin 29 338 OF
                      Pollock, A.J. 26 311 OF
                      Reynolds, Bryan 16 191 OF
                      Soler, Jorge 7 74 OF
                      Gurriel, Yuli 13
                      Gregorius, Didi 18 215 MI
                      Andujar, Miguel 23 266 UT

                      Bassitt, Chris 30
                      Chapman, Aroldis 6
                      Chirinos, Yonny 27 314
                      DeSclafani, Anthony 21 242
                      Kela, Keone 15 170
                      Lamet, Dinelson 10 119
                      Marquez, German 14
                      Morton, Charlie 5
                      Paddack, Chris 4
                      Pearson, Nate 24
                      Rodriguez, Eduardo 11
                      Yarbrough, Ryan 20 23

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You, for sure

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Round Pick Pos Team Duration YTD
                      Perez, Salvador 12 139 C
                      Smith, Will 13 150 C
                      Murphy, Daniel 26 307 1B
                      Olson, Matt 4 43 1B
                      Hernandez, Cesar 24 283
                      Lux, Gavin 14 163 2B
                      Baez, Javier 3 30 SS
                      Simmons, Andrelton 29 342 SS
                      Rendon, Anthony 2 19 3B
                      Betts, Mookie 1 6 OF
                      Gallo, Joey 7 78 OF
                      Hilliard, Sam 22 259 OF
                      Santana, Domingo 21 246 OF
                      Senzel, Nick 17 198 OF
                      Winker, Jesse 28 331 OF
                      Seager, Kyle 20 235 CI
                      Semien, Marcus 8 91 MI
                      Grisham, Trent 23 270 UT
                      Archer, Chris 18 211 P
                      Berrios, Jose 6 67 P
                      Diaz, Edwin 9 102 P
                      Glasnow, Tyler 5 54 P
                      James, Josh 19 222 P
                      Lopez, Pablo 25 294
                      McCullers Jr., Lance 15 174 P
                      Means, John 27 318
                      Musgrove, Joe 16 187 P
                      Neris, Hector 10 115 P
                      Paxton, James 11 126 P
                      Shoemaker, Matt 30 355 P s

                    • baby seal says:
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                      OK, here’s mine, same draft!

                      DraftCheat and Mason *were* in it! Mason forgot before, lol. Classic! He’s a disaster.

                      I’m not doing the numbers, because that’s a pain in the ass…

                      C: Alfaro
                      C: Stallings
                      1B: Bellinger
                      2B: Edman
                      SS: Seager
                      3B: Suarez
                      MI: Swanson
                      CI: Dozier
                      OF: JDM
                      OF: Robles
                      OF: Laureano
                      OF: Mercado
                      OF: B. Anderson
                      U: ALVAREZ!

                      B: Hays / La Stella / White / Alberto

                      P: Bieber
                      P: Montas
                      P: Iglesias
                      P: Colome
                      P: Gallegos
                      P: Hunter H
                      P: Price
                      P: Odorizzi
                      P: Wood
                      P: Mikolas
                      P: Lucchesi
                      P: Eovaldi

                      Just try and tell me that isn’t absurd…

                    • Grey

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                      Looks similar to the other team, solid core of hitting and pitching…I think this team is stronger on hitting, but weaker on pitching…Not terrible tho…Honestly, I like this team too…Crazy you have Yordan, Bellinger and JD…Not sure how that’s even possible, tbh

                    • Dave D says:
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                      oh, ok different team

                    • Dave D says:
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                      So, You still like my team over Baby Seal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I guess, if that’s who that other team is

                    • Dave D says:
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                      I’m pretty happy about my SP. I could have 7 9k+/9IP SP’s. I don’t see any flaws. It’s interesting how much more you can get on a 12 teamer. Havent done one on NFBC in a few years.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, 12 teamers look so much better than 15 teamers, very obvious

                    • baby seal says:
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                      Yeah, first time doing 12 teamers on NFBC minus the Razzslam

                      I think our teams are fairly similar / competitive. Like mine better obviously, haha

                      His AVG is garbaggio, low on saves

                      The latter is easier to make up, the former, not so much

                      Think my SP depth is pretty awesome, no? Odorizzi at pick 213 was insane. You aren’t as into Price, who should be very good

                      You love Santana, I hate him

                      We have no idea what you’re getting from Pearson — could easily be a zero (IMO will be 0 or very little at best)

                      I do really like the Moton, Paddack, Lamet start. E-Rod not for me, but he’s a solid 4

                      Marquez, Disco — total wildcards… same w/ Didi and Andujar (Andujar less so)

                      I really dislike the OF outside of Acuna, Soler, Reynolds. Gurriel is washed IMO.

                      Great team to be clear! Those are the holes I see

                      You can do me next, haha. ;-)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, yeah, I don’t disagree with any of this

                    • baby seal says:
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                      Alvarez somehow fell to me in the 4th at 45…

                      Obviously did not plan that — had no intention of own him this year — let alone on one of my most important teams. Thought he was going too high before… he’s falling HARD now

                      Literally refreshed my browser to make sure it was accurate. Otherwise, likely would’ve been Corbin there

                      Thought this team was right up your alley!! haha

                    • Grey

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                      I like this team! Yordan might be falling bc UTIL-only does ram you up a little with flexibility

            • Dave D says:
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              Does this mean we’re all divulging our real names?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I didn’t say anything

              • baby seal says:
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                Right, my post earlier today was from yesterday’s squad

                New post above is from the one we were in just now at 2pm

                (Lindor yday’s; Bellinger today’s)

          • Dave D says:
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            So are you Matthew Davis
            or Peter Christensen, Baby Seal?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s picking 4th

              • baby seal says:
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                Correct! Pretty soon I’m gonna change my name on here to my full real name + SSN — we’re heading in that direction! lol

        • 183414 says:
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          I told him Bell when passed on Abreu. Certainly didn’t push McNeil. Hard to help w/out seeing the board, but I tried.
          Time for me to prep for my draft tonight.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha, yeah, I would’ve preferred Abreu, but that might change entire team

            • baby seal says:
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              Abreu went before McNeil — would’ve been instead of Suarez — hell to the no :-)

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That makes sense

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Feels a bit light on power, but other than that I think I just witnessed a murder.

        • baby seal says:
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          HAHAHAHA!! Edman at 150??? YES PLEASE

          Thank you, come again!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • baby seal says:
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          Get ready for squad 2 — better than the last!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        I drafted a team out of the 7th slot on Saturday and started out Lindor/JDM/Bieber too. Also have Suarez, Mercado, Dozier, and H. Robles on that squad. Copycat!

        • baby seal says:
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          Hahaha, great minds think alike!

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    Grey!!!

    Awesome top100 for outfielders report!

    a. Gaaaa! I guess a lot of unknown will be present in 2020’s Corona timeline MLB season. Who knew? Applied for a few jobs and sought out the support of a former colleague for a couple of them without being desperate and promising to name my first born child after him.

    b. Poor Tauchman, gone from highly touted to almost out of a job! This a terrible scenario for everyone.

    c. MLB quote of the day for May 31, 1972

    ‘I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame. But when you weigh that against all the things that are really and truly important, things that are deep inside you, then I think I’ve succeeded.’

    Curtis ‘Curt’ Charles Flood

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Hope all is well in Ante land. Stay safe my friend!

    • baby seal says:
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      a. That’s a bold strategy cotton, let’s see how it works for you.

      b. Yeah, agree, but wouldn’t get off him just yet if you’re in any deep leagues. Not sure I’d want to count on the health of Giancarlo, Hicks, and Judge too much…

      c. That’s deep!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yuck, can’t be a good time right now to be applying to jobs, that sucks

      B. Ha, yeah

      C. Perspective!

  3. Dave D says:
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    I can’t believe I got auto billed for my MLB.TV membership a few weeks back. I feel ripped off. Who cares about watching 1996 Greg Maddux now. I’m auto billed for my gym membership and can’t go there. I’m paying for private school for my daughters while they goof around all day now and my pregnant wife is too tired to home school them. WTF. I am getting ripped off and I blame Bill Gates, the Chinese, WHO and my gubernor. Let’s get this shizz over with. No mandatory vaccine for me either. I take care of myself and respect my body and immune system. Let the chips fall where they may and may the nanny state and its puppets go to hell!!

    And give me some damn Tildaddy lighting up the scoreboard NOW!

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      MY cable bill still hast he “Sports Franchise free of $8.36/month for the privelege of not watching sports.

      As for chips falling were they may, my opinion we went this far go a little long and open up gradually where it makes sense 26,000 US deaths in two months is too many chips to fall for me.

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah isn’t that total BS? I bet they say something like “but you have access to all our historical archives.”

        I don’t know about you but rarely do I have any interest in watching old games. Mlb.tv yesterday was pushing like 6 old Greg Maddux games because it was his 54th birthday. BFD. All that does is make me feel old.

        • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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          Yeah i can watch highlights for a little but sport doesn’t mean much when you know the outcome.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I have a hard time watching old games, no interest whatsoever

            • 183414 says:
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              Only the ‘86 Mets.

    • clayton bain says:
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      all for personal rights, except in this case, people can be asymptomatic carriers. If there is a vaccine and people don’t get it, they walk around spreading it and other people die. So maybe there is a line somewhere?
      And yeah, wherfore art thou baseball?

      • Dave D says:
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        My immune system is better than vaccines. If you eat well and stay away from toxins, you should fight it off just fine and have good immune system. Vaccines have limits and side effects in many cases. They are not the best option for everyone. I knew a guy who was paralyzed by a flu shot. Not for me thanks. Our jobs are to protect ourselves and lived ones, not the entire society. If you look into nanotechnology and where vaccines are going you might find that people like Bill Gates are not actually benevolent at all. They believe the world is overpopulated and culling the herd is their job. New vaccines will be one means to that end. And, no, I’m not crazy at all. I’m just very aware of some of these agendas being rolled out and they are not good for us regular folks who are not elite billionaires.

        • Wake Up says:
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          We are overpopulated Because of vaccines. Before them more people died.

          If you grew up here you already got a bunch of them when you were young that’s why you never had to think about this much.

          You sound like a spoiled brat with out any real problems. Not trying to offend you, just letting you know.

          I understand many are getting frustrated but you just said a lot of nonsense. Maybe google some small pox photos.

          Good luck.

          • Cram It says:
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            Haha. Yes, I love the “I’m healthy, you should be too, if not, F you” mindset. If only everyone could win the genetic lottery. Because no one has health issues or autoimmune diseases that isn’t their fault?

            • Dave D says:
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              That’s quite the distortion of my intent. I just don’t think shutting down the economy and making people stay indoors because a small segment of the popultaion is vulnerable makes sense. If you think that’s heartless I guess that’s your view. But I’m far from heartless. I think more will suffer from the “cure” than would the virus.

    • baby seal says:
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      Hahaha, DUDE, that is SO BRUTAL!! I feel for ya.

      Did you give MLB.TV a piece of your mind, I hope?

      Equinox was good about not billing me. No kids. Not sure what will happen w/ my Yanks season tix, though….

      • Dave D says:
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        Insult to injury my friend… I have not called them but maybe I should. Customer service calls are rarely worth the time, especially when they are patched to New Dehli and everything is being translated by AI or something like that. Brutal.

        • baby seal says:
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          Ouch, yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw I got billed for MLB.tv too and nearly lost it…They’re hoping enough people just ignore or don’t notice I guess…They’re not really charging us to watch nothing, right? Can we start a class action?

      • Dave D says:
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        Maybe, I guess, At least a prorated refund for lost games would be in order. I know I felt pretty slighted.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously, I was hoping they would just refund me, I don’t feel like sitting on the phone with them and arguing

          • 183414 says:
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            I had to call and they still haven’t done it. After my last draft tonight I’ll ask for a supervisor tomorrow. Actually last draft is the Super, 1 week before the season starts.

  4. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    My first ever pandemic draft. 12 team dynasty H2H cats league, 20 active, 30 reserves, unlimited minors, 6 IL.
    Had 4th pick. This was a SLOW draft, 8 hour clock.
    Haven’t drafted a team in 4 ever, haven’t posted a team 4 ever, but hey why not.
    Drafted Gerritt Cole with my first pick. Let the comments commence.

    Batters:
    Gary Sanchez
    C
    -NYY
    Rhys Hoskins
    1B
    -PHI
    Gleyber Torres
    2B,SS
    -NYY
    Yoan Moncada
    3B
    -CHW
    Trea Turner
    SS
    -WSH
    Miguel Sano
    3B
    -MIN
    Elvis Andrus
    SS
    -TEX
    Joey Gallo
    OF
    -TEX
    Aaron Judge
    OF
    -NYY
    Austin Riley
    OF
    -ATL
    Kyle Schwarber
    OF
    -CHC
    Yasiel Puig
    OF
    -(N/A)
    Mallex Smith
    OF
    -SEA

    Bench
    Ryan O’Hearn
    1B
    -KC
    Daniel Vogelbach
    1B
    -SEA
    Wil Myers
    OF
    -SD
    Franklin Barreto
    2B
    -OAK
    Michael Busch
    2B
    (R)
    -LAD
    Ke’Bryan Hayes
    3B
    (R)
    -PIT
    Kody Hoese
    3B
    (R)
    -LAD
    Evan Longoria
    3B
    -SF
    Willy Adames
    SS
    -TB
    Jeremiah Jackson
    SS
    -LAA
    Jorge Mateo
    SS
    (R)
    -OAK
    Lewis Brinson
    OF
    -MIA
    Estevan Florial
    OF
    (R)
    -NYY
    Clint Frazier
    OF
    -NYY
    Teoscar Hernandez
    OF
    -TOR
    Jason Heyward
    OF
    -CHC
    Oscar Mercado
    OF
    -CLE

    Pitching
    Trevor Bauer
    SP
    -CIN
    Madison Bumgarner
    SP
    -ARI
    Gerrit Cole
    SP
    -NYY
    Yu Darvish
    SP
    -CHC
    Brad Hand
    RP
    -CLE
    Tommy Kahnle
    RP
    -NYY
    Keone Kela
    RP
    -PIT

    Bench
    Ian Anderson
    SP
    -ATL
    Josiah Gray
    SP
    -LAD
    Hunter Greene
    SP
    -CIN
    Reynaldo Lopez
    SP
    -CHW
    Triston McKenzie
    SP
    (R)
    -CLE
    Jordan Montgomery
    SP
    -NYY
    Robbie Ray
    SP
    -ARI
    Joe Ross
    SP
    -WSH
    Spencer Turnbull
    SP
    -DET
    Alex Wood
    SP
    -LAD
    Kyle Wright
    SP
    (R)
    -ATL
    Bryan Abreu
    RP
    (R)
    -HOU
    Justin Dunn
    RP
    (R)
    -SEA

    IL
    Anderson Espinoza
    SP
    (R)
    -SD
    Michael Fulmer
    SP
    -DET
    Jameson Taillon
    SP
    -PIT

    • galica says:
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      MP!

      Good work, man.

      The only time SP is slightly favored over hitting is in this format. He will probably be more useful when he goes twice in the week than Trout. So, good job. Otherwise, you weren’t at all handicapped by the pick and have some really good picks at bargain prices which is also a good sign. Guess you had the luck of the Irish on your side.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Thanks, man! Don’t know about luck of the Irish, as this was an online draft, fantrax, with a bunch of mates from The USofA. Tried my best to draft as many Yankees as possible. First 4 picks were:

        Cole
        Gleyber
        Treat Urner
        Judge

        • baby seal says:
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          Haha, just read this! What was the thought process there, or just a fan and wanted them for this random fun league?

    • baby seal says:
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      Wow, really interesting format there, MP.

      Not sure including the team abbrevs was really needed — makes it really hard to scroll and read the team!

      Love Fulmer and Taillon on the IL. Depends on draft price too. But you might need those IL slots sooner than later, though…

      • baby seal says:
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        Whoops, had no idea hitting ‘Ctrl + Enter’ while in the text box would post my comment!! Was an accident haha. Continuing what I was saying…

        Really like the young core you have on offense. Gary at C is pretty sweet for your rules.

        Not a Florial fan anymore (and I am a Yanks fan, FWIW) …

        Your AVG looks like it’s going to have some serious issues

        A lot of hitters from the AL!

        SP is ROCK SOLID too! Not so sure about Kahnle…. but all good. Are you a Yanks fan? lol, lotta Yanks!

        Don’t love the lack of upside in your pitching reserve… otherwise, very solid squad!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      LOL Holy Extra Linebreaks Batman!

      What is the scoring, cats etc?

      • baby seal says:
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        RIGHT!? He’s competing w/ SEAL! I won’t stand for someone taking up more real estate in the comments than me!!!!

        Just you wait and see what I got up my sleeve today. You thought yesterday’s was a long comment? Going to double it today. Don’t mess w/ SEAL CRAZY!

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          Thanks Seal. Life long Yankees fan. Non auction draft. Yes, just for fun. I usually remove team and position, hit post before I did that.

          • baby seal says:
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            All good, just pulling on your tail :-)

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              LOL, I knew that. Just thought I would give you some info on my thinking..I really enjoyed the slow draft. First time doing one.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        This is what I came to say

        • baby seal says:
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          HAHA, beat u to it!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        CATS are:
        Hitting
        H
        R
        HR
        RBI
        SB
        OPS
        TB
        Pitching
        BB/9
        K
        K/9
        ERA
        WHIP
        QS
        W
        SV
        SVH

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          LOL now you are being silly. ahhh OPS + TB and BB/9 + K/9…

          okay so looks like this leans towards elite pitching with double counting high Ks and low WHIP… so good call going with Cole first, looks like he’s prob the topcat in this format along with DeGrom, when did he go?

          Also those extra hitting cats heavily devalue steals. So loading up on consistent power bats was the way to go….

          That all said, love the power you collected, You look a bit behind in the AVG (H) department… You getting Cole and Trea is nice, and it didn’t hurt you much cus you surrounded Trea with a lot of power to balance it out. There does look to be a fair amount of risk in Rhys, Gallo, Sanchez, etc.

          Cole + Darvish is like the perfect 1-2 is this format, followed by some solid pieces with upside, nice job there. Good IL snags. And you got some nice future value in pitching. The one thing missing is SVs are double counted and you only have 2 true closers, so hopefully you can pick up a couple cheapos. Looks like you set yourself pretty good man.

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            Thanks, man. DeGrom went 12th. The guy running the league is a rookie, so the cats are kinda of messed up, if you ask me. I took Kanhle for holds. There are a few closer/holds types in the free agents. I’ll address that if and when start to play ball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My first ever pandemic draft is not something I thought I would’ve heard three months ago, yet here we are…

      I don’t love a few of your bats, which I’m sure you’re aware — Gleyber, Mallex, Gallo, etc

      Your arms look way better than you need, you have two aces

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I just did this for fun really. A new guy in my dynasty league wanted to run his own league for the first time and asked me to join. I said sure why not, what the hell else am I gonna do without baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…I wouldn’t begrudge anyone of drafting now — surprised NFBC is shutting down, tbh

          • 183414 says:
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            Great gimmick. Got 45 drafts in 9-10 days. Over 2,000 teams. Last year 2,160 – 180 leagues.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Awesome!

  5. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, total bases and holds added. 10 team h2h. just finished up the slow draft. keep 3 at previous season’s ADP’s. nearly hit my intended targets of 65/35 hitting/pitching. a bit over on SP, a bit under on RP, but they added together almost exactly right. best slow draft i’ve ever seen, we started it with intent to get done maybe 5-7 rounds then online draft like the 21st march rest of the way, got an extra lucky month+ and bam, 220 picks that weren’t keepers with an average of 4.45 hours per pick, that includes the night hours (i’m running 5 other slow drafts (not including dynasties) and this is best time i’ve ever seen. this is just in the message board too, i email the next 2 up when somebody picks)
    C kraken (4th)
    1B y.gurriel (3B, 6)
    2B arraez (3B/OF, 11)
    SS simmons (13)
    3B vlad (K, 3)
    MI s.long (2B/OF 15)
    CI: miggy (OPS rater still loves him and votto relative to everybody else, plus if not him here it’d be one of pujols/moreland/m.franco/toddfather/c.davis anyway, 16)
    OF (4): gallo (K 5)
    – mercado (K, 25)
    – l.robert (2)
    – choo (12)
    util (1) otani DH (9)
    BN lil nicky (2B/SS, backs up s.long who can sub for an OF off, has a job and some speed, 18)
    NA (1): kiriloff (should’ve gone kelenic here but some think it’s more likely kiriloff up this year, but kelenic’s upside as a last rounder still makes me doubt this a bit, but it’s keep 3 anyway, 21. just missed mountcastle here)

    SP (want 8): bieber (1)
    – heaney (8)
    – otani SP (10)
    – gibson (14)
    – duffy (19)
    – junis (20)
    – b.keller (23, QS rater liked all these KC guys over a lot of other crap like say h.bailey)
    RP (max 4): giles (7)
    – d.castillo (17)
    – buttrey (22)
    – barlow (24, could go karinchak here though, could also slot d.castillo into SP slot and add him anyway, but mostly it’s better to run with 8 SP/4 RP than 7/5 for K’s and QS’s)

    so i got 2 openings right now as kirilloff stashed and otani pitcher DL’d, later at least one of these turns into streamer slot (preferably one of them, but somebody might emerge, it’s not like dropping b.keller or junis if they suck could be that bad, plus duffy will just get hurt at some point)

    best adds out of these SP (QS rater numbers shown and AL only ones):
    – d.norris (QS rater: -5.9, AL only rater: 3.8)
    – bassitt hound (but he appears to have no job, puk listed in there: -9.5, 3.7)
    – m.perez (-6.2, 3.4)
    – c.anderson (-10.2, 1.5)
    – thornton (-13.2, 1)
    – cobb (-10.4, .4)
    – m.montgomery (-10.6, .3)
    – graveman (-12, -.2)
    then there also are the LAA guys (sandoval, andriese) BOS guys (b.johnson, weber)
    or a prospect SP like: skubal, j.dunn, honeywell, thorpe, smeltzer, singer, l.allen, houck, kay

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      What happens with AL/NL only leagues if they go with the proposed FL/AZ plan? Guess they’re cancelled eh?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Old school pre-2020 league landscape? All teams with an N in one league, all teams with an A in another league? L’s decide tiebreakers?

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        in ours we don’t lose stats IF somebody is traded out of AL in season. however obviously, if you start the year with a guy who was traded away to NL you no longer can keep them. if they go to the grapefruit league and cactus league it won’t affect us at all, assuming everybody plays the same amount of games anyway.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          somebody that is on NO team you CAN draft/obtain in preseason, however, if say puig signs to NL he’ll be dropped (he was drafted pretty late here).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bassitt

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Are you holding Puig unless/until he’s not signed by whenever the season opens, or would he basically be your first roster drop?

    Thanks!

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      I’m holding Puig someone willl sign him especially if they play alot of double headers and expand the rosters.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      he’s pulling a kimbrel, hopefully for hitters this doesn’t end up as badly as it does for pitchers lately (see: l.lynn on MIN, kimbrel, g.holland on STL for recent examples on pitchers who held out for money, whether or not they got it show up quite late, and just suck)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m holding Puig for now, why not

  7. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Any homebrewers out thereI? just fired up 5 gallons of my special Pandemic Pale Ale.. It is a single hop pale with slight citrus/melon/passion fruit flavor. Should be about 7% abv.

    I’ll let you know in 6 weeks when it is done how it tastes but hopefully we will have better things to talk about.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Nice dude! I am not a homebrewer, but i am a craft beer affecianado. The only way to make that Pale more appropo is if you brewed a Red IPA with dragonfruit and blood orange. ;-)

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        I thought of that but this takes 6 weeks to finish Iso I went more for the First Light at the end of the tunnel flavor hoping we will be coming out this and will crush that 5 gallons in one sitting with some friends

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          i hear that. good stuff dude.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Sell beer for a living. Sounds tasty.

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        That would be fun but tha’s t above my current skill set. I have been doing for a couple years now.

        Like anything the better you get at it the more you realize you are just peeling an onion to get the next layer of shit you didnt know

    • Wake Up says:
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      Drink for a living. Sounds like El Dorado.

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        ” The Dude Abides…” ……..The Dude

        • Wake Up says:
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          What’s the hop?

          • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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            Citra Hops I was going for a spring summer beerI threw a few variants melon passion fruit grapefruit

            First time for this combo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Citra Hops sounds like Fanta, and I like that

            • Coolwhip

              Coolwhip says:
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              Good choice… Simcoe and Cascade would be legit too

              • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                Yeah so many great options and you almost can’t go wrong.

                • Sounds good. Good luck!

                  (I was reco’ing El Dorado Hops for that application)

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Ha, Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t drink beer, sorry, I know this disappoints

      • baby seal says:
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        wow

        • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          and there are a lot around here that flat out don’t believe he’s not a pothead too (had been years ago, not in a long time, if the podcasts/book are correct)

          • baby seal says:
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            I believe him on that now haha

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Scotch is my favorite but can’t get that the gov closed it down the state stores

        You can get beer but not liquor except for local distill allies which are great tasting but nobody makes scotch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was being coy with not drinking beer…I don’t really drink

          • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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            Thats ok i’m taking your share……

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

      • 183414 says:
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        Neither do I. Had 2 beer at the 1964 Worlds Fair. Threw up . Last beer.

        • 183414 says:
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          1 beer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s a bit longer ago than I

        • baby seal says:
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          WHAT!?! wow, wtf is going on in these parts?!?

          • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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            they are definitely not Canadians

  8. DonnieB says:
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    McCutchen,Schoop, Riley or Santander as your DH in a 12 team roto auction? One fact is I have Kyle Seager at 3b and your love replace with Riley if he pans out. Ian Happ is only allowed reserve. Thanks for your help. Rest of offense is stacked.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I’d go with Riley, especially in a keeper or dynasty.

    • baby seal says:
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      McCutch then Santander… Schoop if you’re weak at MI/2B and need coverage. Would need to know more about the league to help more than that!

      McCutchen def has the most upside of the group. Worth seeing how he pans out in a 12

      Riley belongs on waivers until further notice, IMO

      • DonnieB says:
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        Schoop at DH with Biggio,Trea and Dansby in MI. I will need to replace Seager at 3B eventually. I like MCCutch too but maybe being able to slide Riley into 3B assuming eligibility after 5 games there would look good. But,then, it may take him 30 games to get his5 games in.

        • baby seal says:
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          Exactly, so you already got Schoop? I don’t think you need him, tbh.

          But I’m also not *huge* on Biggio, so maybe it’s the right move if you have some concerns there. I’m not drafting him this year. Too many question marks for me.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Cutch.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cutch for me and not that close

    • 183414 says:
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      McCutchen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d try Riley for now just to see how things play out, but I can’t say I think he’ll necessarily be most valuable there…McCutchen has that easily

  9. baby seal says:
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    As I said yesterday, my dollar picks in the auction kept getting pushed around….

    Looks like I finally have a couple that may go through to finish off the squad. Santander and Voth.

    Quarantine Slow Auction Roto Draft & Hold with Donkey & B_Don Part 2 — is under way today! Rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?

    Did you see what I said yesterday about what I’m thinking for a strategy this time around? Can link to it if you want or need. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Please link to it so I can read your strategy.

      And get it right: Crack Addict Quarantine Slow Auction Roto No Bench Draft & Hold with Donkey and Bunderscore Part 2

      • baby seal says:
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        HAHAHAHA!!!

        See Grey — I told you Donk would show up at some point!! Never lose faith in the bedonkadonk.

      • baby seal says:
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        FWIW, I don’t ever have a strategy… just throwing darts and smashing scotch on the reg. ;-)

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          The only way to draft!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It rolls off tongue better when you write it BunderscoreDonkeyTeeth — I don’t think I saw what you said…Can you just copy and paste?

      • baby seal says:
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        Let’s discus tomorrow. I got a lot going on today and will be much more bored tomorrow. Don’t need the input just yet anyways

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, okay, good luck

          • baby seal says:
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            Thanks, copy-pasted from yday’s post. Hopefully I’ve thrown Donk off the scent now…. haha

            I mean, even if he knows my strategy, not sure there’s much he’ll be able to do to stop me… muhahahahaha

            So we are starting the next auction tomorrow. Yes, we are all degenerates. Next question.

            Same exact setup as last time, but will be 14 teams instead of 13.

            No waivers or bench, expanded starting lineups, 5×5 Roto, etc. Wait, there is no etc., that’s it!

            Since this is a $20 auction league, and the 4th one at that, w/ obviously no overall, I want to try something a bit wonky.

            I’m going to run the same projections, but just change the inputs for the extra team, and it’s now $300 instead of $260 (I guess there was an etc. after all!).

            These worked great. I’m pretty good at setting this up now.

            Without much further ado… the strategy I want to try is 1) Running what I just said so I have a baseline for what the league is likely / should do. I do think the top-end bidding may not go so crazy, since I suspect many will have learned their lesson about overpaying early in an auction. ESPECIALLY painful when it’s a SLOW one.

            2) Here it is: I want to completely and utterly punt SB. Boom, goes the dynamite! I’ll run the same exact projections, but WITHOUT steals as a category. Sounds cool!

            Here’s the thought process: 1) everything I’ve already said above (no overall, big starting lineups, etc.). 2) SB were (and are) extremely expensive. 3) There’s next to zero correlation w/ the other stats. 4) You can’t leave a draft of that size, with good players, and be perfectly balanced across the board — it’s just not possible. 5) It sounds fun to mix it up–why not? 6) I’m going to POUND the other cats into submission — I should have higher values than other guys on the zero SB guys, who were already getting a bit of a discount in the room last time, so my P should be ROCK SOLID.

            Whatcha think? Try to convice me otherwise, but will be hard to do. Would much more appreciate if u could part of any wisdom before I pursue this baby seal strategy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think it’s overrated knowing what someone else will do…You still have to draft your own team…Who the hell can figure out what to do and how that relates to other people’s needs/wants? It’s too much!

              That’s interesting, I’d like to see how it works out, but I’m not for punting steals…Ideally, I’d just get a few guys who give steals and other things…I.e., Mercado, Trea, Laureano vs. Mallex, or someone like that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Truss!

  10. Wake Up says:
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    Did you see my stuff from yesterday about the glasses situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you make fun of them? Everyone does, people are terrible to me (smiley emoji)

      • I. Would. Never.

        I’m a big fan of them.

        Just curious what flavor Jade Egg did they come with?

        I’m sure the angels wanna wear you’re red shoes…

        • Grey

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          HAHA — I’m a young Joe Maddon

  11. Wake Up says:
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    Martin Mull is a nice option if it’s getting late and you need a little power from your MI that hits clean up and knows science.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great old school comedy album too

      • Love that one!

        Mull played Col Mustard in the movie if I remember correctly…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

    • Big Magoo

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      Mull has a small role in one of my favorite B-movies of all-time, Miracle Beach. If you’re running low on quarantine entertainment, I highly recommend it. Or even if you’re not.

      • Magoo!

      • Nice call, also like that flick. Mr Miyagi also in it.

  12. Coolwhip

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    Can we refer to Ryan Yarbrough as the Millenial Pirate or even Young Bucc lol (obviously would make more sense if he was on the pirates)?
    I used to refer to Cutch as Drew the Dread(lock) Pirate, sometimes Dru Hilt, those were good times.

    • Grey

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      Why would we do that? I mean, we can, bc why the hell not, but why

      • Coolwhip

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        Yarrr Bro

        Don’t need to, lol, i just thought it was funny. Maybe I’m just feeling silly. When does baseball start again? lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ahhh! I need more coffee!

    • You can call him CY after he goes on a tear and has a perfect 7-0 record this year!

  13. Dong Show says:
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    Grey just had this 3 team dynasty league trade proposed and I don’t hate it at all from my end. I’m in Major contention for top team overall and I think this deal does a great job to add to my future but also keep me deep for whenever play resumes.

    Team 1 nets : Alonso (he badly needs a 1b) + McKay + Vidal Brujan
    Gives up- Nola, Kelenic, Nelson Cruz

    Team 2 nets- Aaron Nola, Oneil Cruz, Bieber, Yordan
    Gives up – Luis Robert, Paddack, McKay, Alonso

    My team nets Paddack, Luis Robert, Kelenic, and Nelson Cruz, High end draft pick
    Gives up – Yordan, Bieber, Brujan, Oneil Cruz

    Everything checks out here all around right? We all wanted an outsiders look/perspective but I think we all do well in this deal. Any feedback you can provide would be beyond appreciated.

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

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      This is confusing…

      “My team nets Paddack, Luis Robert, Kelenic, and Nelson Cruz, High end draft pick
      Gives up – Yordan, Bieber, Brujan, Oneil Cruz”

      Where’s Alonso? He was in 1st deal

      • Dong Show says:
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        Team 2, he is the last guy on that list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh! Sorry, I missed that, dur, I’m dumb….I want Paddack net

      • Dong Show says:
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        Hahahah Far from it Grey. Thanks for the feedback on this! I feel really really good about my return on this for now and long run. The other 2 are equally as happy with their return as well (Team 2 badly needs pitching) but they also think I am making out really well on this deal, so its just feels like a win win win for all teams

        • Grey

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          Nice, No problem, Dong!

  14. Tough times to be a baseball junkie. Santander definitely serviceable and Hicks (if ready) too. Been working outside as much as possible, masonry, landscape, etc., but need a fix! C’mon!
    Even watched some 3 Stooges yesterday (Hoi Poloi is my fav) Ha!
    Grandkids are being homeschooled and on Day 3 they graduated!
    Haha trying to keep a sense of humor during the craziness.
    Thanks for the great write Grey, much needed.
    Lets hope the clubs start getting ready soon

    • Grey

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      Haha, nice! No problem!

  15. Tyler says:
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    Grey! Thanks for the continued posting during the off-season. Loved the recent pod. You gotta get Rudy on more. Enjoyed the OGs…
    Who do you like more between Grisham and Carlson? I know Grisham is on your team that is “dripping with sex” but they seem really similar based on MiLB stats. A couple of years that stand out for both as power heavy and both chuckin in some speed. Have a need,…for speed, so would you go Grisham? Hate to take the hit on AVG.

    • Grey

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      Nice, thanks! I like Grisham a lot, way more locked into PT now too

      • Tyler says:
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        Awesome man, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Tyler says:
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            Forgot to ask earlier. Any quarantine tv you recommend? You always seem To be tapped into good tv. Blew through Ozark and Succession and need some new.

            • Grey

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              I loved Unorthodox, this weekend we watched — you watch McMillions on HBO? That was solid…Plot Against America on HBO is decent — nothing that’s as good as the two you mentioned tho

              • Tyler says:
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                Good deal. I don’t know Unorthodox but heard good things about McMillions and also Drug Scandal? Succession was SO good. Have t seen anything like it in a long time. It’s time for a Razz tv and movie pod!

                • Grey

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                  Drug Scandal was good too!

  16. KrazyIvan says:
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    Great special effects in the first part of this post Grey!

    Since today is the topic is OF and the 73 anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball is today I thought I would share this:
    1.Hank Aaron
    2.Willie Mays
    3.Barry Bonds
    5.Frank Robinson
    6.Rickey Henderson
    8.Reggie Jackson
    9.Lou Brock
    10.Dave Winfield

    This is a fantasy baseball site so we look at the game vastly different then the average fan of the sport. That is the list of 8 of the the top 10 OFs in terms of career fantasy vale in the time since when Jackie Robinson became the first baseball player who was black. Actually the two others, Ted Williams and Stan Musial would have had a chunk of at bats before ‘47, so going by that logic we would have 15) Mickey Mantle and 17) Jen Griffey Jr. take their place. 9 out of the top 10.

    Looking today at the back end of the top OF has guys like Hicks,Fowler, Heyward,Maybin,Bradley Jr., and Dyson. Not the players you want to depend on your fantasy team-but these guys tend to represent the typical baseball OF in baseball that is black. I’m not trying to stir the pot but as a person who grew up in the 8O’s, when the African American participation in MLB reached its height, Jackie Robinson day reminds me that there is more work to be done.

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        Yea-I geeked out on the player rater-that’s what I got most of the data from.

        I will definitely listen to the podcast.

        The years that were most memorable to me are the years I played little league. There was a three year stretch where three different African American outfielders made baseball insanely fun to watch.
        ‘87 Eric Davis 120/37/.293/50 in 474 at bats!

        ‘89 Kevin Mitchell 100/47/125/.291/3
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LF5YB2T8Ofs

        and Bo Jackson, not for the counting stars but for doing things on the field that no one had ever done, and nobody ever will again. What is this parkour?
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk3l_L-VJ3w

        • Grey

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          We’re about same age…Those years are crazy…It’s interesting to see where they rank vs. other all-time seasons

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            Davis could never put a full season together, so he’s always been a what it could have been player.

            Mitchell was 45th best season since 1947. Interesting thing about him was that in the years leading up to that breakout season he was a third baseman. Not sure if third was his natural position or if that was a Mets thing.

            • Grey

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              Kevin Mitchell and “natural” have never been in same sentence…But I did love him too… The barehanded catch, man!

              • 183414 says:
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                He’s my buddy. After I sued him we became friends. Over a fight at Smokey Gaines’ old club in Mission Valley. Truth. We used to go dirt bike riding; hit the batting cages, watch Douglas ko Tyson.

                • Grey

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                  Haha, nice!

        • 183414 says:
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          Stretch McCovey was awesome.

    • 183414 says:
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      Does Clemente not count ?

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        I was just going by American players.

  17. Big Magoo

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    My daughter just watched a trivia episode of SpongeBob and I knew around half of the answers. Haha. Hahahahaha. Wait, why are the walls closing in…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you sound like you’re doing well!

  18. 183414 says:
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    I keep hearing that Jordan Hicks may return in July. I thought TJ surgery takes longer than 1 year to recover? If he comes back in july, no sense taking Gallegos, right ?

  19. leon says:
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    16 man dynasty 6×6

    chance sisco
    yandy diaz
    biggio
    moncada
    lindor
    bogarts
    kingerly
    anderson
    dahl
    kingery
    ozuna
    solder
    hampson
    pillar

    SP – Montas, Maeda, Paxton, Ryu
    rp – osuna britton castillo …

    I am talking with 2 managers. one has glasnow, other has Paddack. They both are interested in Moncada/bogarts pretty much. Should i make a move for paddack or glasnow? would the offense tradeoff before worth it.

    thanks ahead.

    • leon says:
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      also have puig sitting on the bench. if that makes a difference haha.

    • Grey

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      Moncada for Paddack works for me, think you could use the arm too

  20. Drew says:
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    Hey Grey! Hope all is well. I’m in a 5 player keeper league. The league’s format is h2h 6×6 categories with OPS, average, steals, homers, runs, rbis. I am wondering if I should trade Luis Robert & Trevor Story for Yelich. I may have to include an arm as well, but nothing of significance. Would you do this trade? If I did this trade, my 4 other keepers would be S. Marte, Xander, Gavin Lux, and Aaron Nola. Also, are you concerned about Yelich’s health moving forward, more specifically regressing in the SBs category? Thank you!

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