How’s everyone doing two weeks into a quarantine? I posed for an hour trying to take the perfect picture of myself for this tweet:

Can you think of a better use of time? Whee! I just literally yelled, “Whee!” and did a little dance, then washed my hands. I’m batshizz crazy and I work from home. This quarantine made me realize my only real hobbies outside of baseball are going out to eat and spending money. I’m not just on day 17 of a quarantine; I’m also on day 17 of receiving nothing but dank toilet paper memes from my mom. I guess it’s better than Pizzagate. Whee! I did it again. The Whee Dance, as I’m now calling it. Any hoo! The top 20 1st basemen 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 20 1st basemen for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:

12. DJ LeMahieu – Listen, y’all, I ain’t tryin’ to be a hater. I don’t drink no Haterade. Occasionally, I do type words that, when read together, make it sound like English is my second language. So, I hate DJ LeMahieu, and already wrote a DJ LeMahieu overrated post, so what more needs to be said? Well, more, apparently. His 100-game projections are  58/10/48/.288/3 in 368 ABs. Doode, that’s horrid. But, I’m a self-professed hater, so let’s look at Steamer hitter projections for LeMahieu:  60/12/44/.285/4. Yo, I’m about to file a trademark infringement on Steamer for infringing on my horrid projections for LeMahieu. Let’s just look at some comparable Steamer projections:

Jorge Polanco – 58/12/53/.281/5
David Peralta – 50/13/48/.279/2
And this one…well, prepare to have mind blown: 40/13/42/.260/4

Okay, the last projections aren’t as good as LeMahieu, but they’re also Nick Solak’s projections and he’s being drafted 220 spots later. LeMahieu is like the Realmuto of 1st basemen. If there was a positive about either of them, it was that over 162 games they at least gave you great counting stats. In only 100 games, these guys get majorly dinged, which sounds like what happens to Cougs’ car at least three times a year (she’s the worst driver you’ve ever seen). I’ve dropped LeMahieu even further in my rankings. In a regular season, LeMahieu would’ve been a death-by-a-thousand-cuts. In a shortened season, he is a poison pill that will take you out in *snaps fingers*. My top 100 and top 500 have been updated.

14./15./16. Miguel Sano/Hunter Dozier/Christian Walker – I wrote sleeper post for each of these guys — for those without Google:  Miguel Sano sleeperHunter Dozier sleeperChristian Walker sleeper  — so I’m obviously a fan. A big, big ceiling. They have. Not a big, big, big ceiling fan. Sorry, if Yoda’s reading. Actually, three bigs for Sano, two bigs for Dozier–Okay, you know what? I’m stir crazy, and trying to decide whether to go to living room or bedroom for Easter. But all those fans and circling–my-finger-by-head-to-indictate-craziness aside, their 100-game projections are gorgeous, Sano thru Walker respectively:

51/27/58/.241/1 in 323 ABs
48/18/54/.255/2 in 337 ABs
51/19/57/.257/2 in 342 ABs

In all seriousness, in a shortened season, Sano looks like a top 25 hitter.

19. Edwin Encarnacion – What I said in my top 20 1st basemen for Edwin stands out more in a shortened season, calling him a poor man’s Nelson Cruz. Since then, everyone on a cruise is a poor sucker aka Nelson Quarantined-on-a-Cruise. Since we’re here, I may as well point out that Cruz is interesting in a short season too. In fact (Grey’s got more!), anyone who gets dinged for not being able to stay healthy all year, has an interesting outlook on the corona timeline. It’s all about that $/Game on our auction values. If you put “1b” in empty box below Pos on our auction values, it will sort to only 1st basemen. If you click $/Game, it sorts to best $/Game. There’s Edwin above LeMahieu. Any hoo! Edwin is projected for 20 homers by Steamer. He’s only 1 of 39 guys getting that many HRs in 100 games. I’ll give you a fun little trick to use on our projections. If you put “>19.5” in the empty box under HR, it will list all the guys with at least 19.5 projected homers. Then click HR and it will put them in order. (#3 is Alonso and #15 is Olson — all hail, Albombso and Allahson!)

23. Joc Pederson – Okay, remember what I said about 127 words ago about $/Game. Pederson has the 7th best $/Game (Howie Kendrick is 5th best, and what I’m about to say for Pederson goes for him too). There’s a balancing act of sucking on the teat of $/Game and realizing in a shortened season some guys will be platooned out of the lineup at same rate they would’ve in a full season. If Kendrick (or Pederson) would’ve played in 130 games in a 162-game season, it doesn’t mean they will now play 100 games in a 100-game season. They will now only play 80-ish games in 100 games. Pederson’s shortened-season home run projections 44/19/38/.251/2 in 249 ABs are *licks fingers like after some Nashville hot chicken* Yummers! But everything else for him is just okay. So, I still like Pederson to a certain extent, but about Howie…

45. Howie Kendrick – Okay, remember what I said about nine words ago about Kendrick? He’s being propped up by his batting average. His shortened-season projections from Steamer are 32/8/34/.308/2 in 214 ABs. Batting average is the stat with largest variance and up next are runs and RBIs. As our Steamer hitter projections show, it means Howie gets 66 hits. Sixteen less hits, or one less hit per week in a four-month season, and Howie’s hitting .234, then his runs and RBIs will bottom out and he’s not making it up with anything else. If we have a 100-game season, batting averages are gonna be bonkers. Someone might hit .400 and guys you expected to hit .270+ could hit .220. Keeping track of baseball stats this year is gonna be like keeping stats for jai alai. Some goofy shizz is gonna happen. “Patrizo, yo tengo 34 basket catches? That’s a nuevo record!” Then, we see Patrizo, a Venezuelan jai alai-sman, wearing a 45-foot basket on his hand.

 
  1. hondo says:
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    My Dad used to use Whee! as a demeaning term towards shallow thoughts.Since his IQ was over 180 and mine is not,I heard this a lot.

    Seeing it so many times in one article has triggered my fight or flight or bong hits issues.

    Door #3 makes the 1st and 2nd moot.

    And Eff Trump and Obama for all this.And especially that William Henry Harrison guy,he had to get sick and die in DC.He cursed the Nats home opener celebration that is not happening.

    Goddam I’m bored.

    • Dave D says:
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      Does anybody really believe this is Trump or Obamas fault? Not me. It’s pretty clear this is serving a function the question is to what end. I don’t think its an accident that the Virginia governor shut the state down until 6/10. Why is a Wednesday in mid-June being chosen? Well, it also just so happens to be the day after the state election . Suppress the vote? Commit fraud with mail-in ballots? It worked tremendously well in Orange County, CA in 2018.

      I’m with you on grieving the loss of a normal opening day. Its awful. It would be nice be able to focus on MLB and fantasy baseball, but when someone takes that away with a sinister plan its good to try and figure out who it is that is responsible. It’s certainly not Trump nor Obama. There is nothing natural about this virus nor the response.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Virginia is for lovers and write-in ballots on toilet paper

        • Biff Malibu says:
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          I can’t sacrifice squares for a write in. Where my drones @?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA

        • Dave D says:
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          Haha!

      • 183414 says:
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        You mean Black Face Northum who allows abortions after birth. These despicable politicians doing their best to destroy our country.
        How come there was never hourly postings of previous pandemics or abortions or murders ? Data models all being incorrect. Not saying this isn’t the flu, but until each and every American is tested to see if they have had the Wuhan virus or have it, we don’t know the true numbers of fatalities. Also I’m certain that many of those claimed to have died from the virus have had other medical issues which may well have been the cause. Democrats would love write in ballots.

        • Moonraker7 says:
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          Dude, no need for the Republicans vs Democrat stuff.

          • 183414 says:
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            Sorry if I offended you.

        • Cram It says:
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          Seriously, take your exaggerated tropes to the FOX news comment sections…you’ll have more like-minded friends there.

          • 183414 says:
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            I couldn’t care less what party these wonks were. I’d throw Barr’s ass out as quick as anyone. You don’t know a thing about me, dude. Not a clue. Btw, I don’t tell you where to go, so buzz off.

          • Tom says:
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            Cram fashions himself as the comment enforcer usually comes across as a douche.

            • DonnieB says:
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              A total douche.

            • 183414 says:
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              He’s nor enforcing anything. Acts like 2 of those bullies when I was a kid. Just a miserable myopic bore.

        • Dave D says:
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          Well, one thing is for sure, this COVID is a field day for any megalomaniacs in power. If taking away civil liberties is the endgame, then this virus has been a smashing success and you better bet they’ll keep them coming to keep the masses corralled in the future. We’ll see how this plays out in the coming weeks, but it’s not looking good for civil liberties in the future. This makes the Patriot Act look benevolent.

          • 183414 says:
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            Some people are always angry and telling others where to go. Sheep mentality !

            • Dave D says:
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              True, true. I just want the liberty and freedom to make the best choices for myself and my family. I don’t want politicians making choices for me. I fear they’re building up for more mandatory everything, which I detest. Let people make their own decisions.

              • 183414 says:
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                Spot on !!!

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Go with the Bong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe I have a super duper high IQ!

      William Henry Harrison is the root of all problems

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        . Technically harrison died of a respiratory disease. cou;ld have been crorona……………WHeEeeeeZZe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Welp, that’s a bummer!

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice report, man. Enjoyed it, that was the purpose right?

    a. Hey, nice pic! You lookin’ buffed man! You poppin’ steroids? Did Canseco’s distributor leave you a pleasure pack from THAT podcast? Don’t answer, someone is watching us. Seriously, looking good under the bath robe. Sorry I can’t see the ‘stache under the mask but I bet it’s a booty too.

    b. I’m more into the idea that it will be max 100 games once it gets started. I’m being pessimistic so that if we get more I won’t be let down too much. Expecting more for the eventual letdown.

    c. MLB quote of the day for May 26, 1997

    ‘Hands down. It’s funny, listening to guys around here talking about a 45-minute trip, how long that is. In Florida, that’s the shortest trip we got.’

    Derrek Leon Lee, aka D-Lee. He’ll always be remembered for his first half of the 2005 season when he hit .376 with 72 RBIs and tied with Sosa for 27 HRs and finished the season with a career best 46 HRs. His .335 BA made him the first Cub since Bill Buckner to win a NL batting title.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Ante!

      A. Dude, I am so swole!

      B. I think 100 games could be a ton of fun, maybe it keeps people engaged longer too

      C. What an amazing season that was

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        I that your real pic shopped on there????; al this time i thought you looked like Keith Hernandez

        Joe Exotic looks like White Goodman in the Dodgeball movie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s my real face with a face mask… I wish I looked like Keith Hernandez!

          • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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            and all this time i thought your profile pic was real……..can’t believe anything on the internet these days

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        a. Thanks, man. I loved Derrek Lee.

        b. This is my RCL team.

        Alfaro
        Albombso
        Villar
        Urshela
        FTJ
        La Stella
        Mondesi
        Carlson
        Marte
        Mercado
        Soler
        Stanton
        Miguel Andujar
        Bench – Madrigal, Grisham, Hilliard

        SP
        S Gray
        Heaney
        Odorizzi
        Richards
        Ryu

        RP
        Nick Anderson
        Chapman
        Kintzler
        Workman

        On this team, who would you rather have?

        1. Hilliard
        2. Wade Davis

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Derrek Lee was one of the all-time greats…Such a huge fan of his…His leg drops

          B. Hilliard

      • 183414 says:
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        Wouldn’t be a marathon so much, that’s for sure. Will end up with 1/2 the teams in the playoffs, like basketball and hockey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You remember the 81 season?

          • 183414 says:
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            Naagh, was working too hard and doing too much coke.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

  3. Primetime says:
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    Grey, Doing out extended draft. 10 team keeper OBP. Didn’t have a 1st or 3rd and I like how my team is going.

    Next pick I was either going Rosario twins or Laureano A’s. What do you think?

    Freeman
    Moustakas
    Arenado
    Story
    Bellinger
    Stanton

    U- M Chapman

    Bieber
    Glasnow
    Nola

    Or too early pull trigger on Julio urias?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Get some speed man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Laureano, close tho

  4. Tom says:
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    It’s time for the NFBC to cancel the leagues and refund everyone’s money that finished drafts or started drafts before this pandemic took hold here in the USA. Clearly a new draft strategy has to be employed with the new reality.

    • packers2018 says:
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      Good point!

      1. Hard call for the NFBC. People were drafting teams well before the Corvid virus was made public. Lot of money on the line for the NFBC. They most likely won’t make a decision until MLB does.

      2. However, it would be interesting if they gave a credit to be used for this year only. There would be plenty of new drafts with everyone on the same playing field and keep the interest up.

      3. If the credit was a TBD, plenty of folks wouldn’t draft a team this year with the uncertainly of a season……

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not a bad idea, packers…Give everyone opportunity to redraft

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          It has. But the NFBC starts leagues in November and the landscape changes from those that start in March already. Not sure this is different than guys randomly drafting a guy who hasn’t signed yet in December. At least as far as how they’re setup

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, true too…No easy answers here…. I think giving everyone the option to redraft, might not be a bad idea, but it’s a slippery slope, for sure

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              I mean I agree, but mostly because Id want to do another slow draft, not because of the delay.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, yeah, same…I’m still shocked they cut them off

                • Dave D says:
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                  The worst part is I had to divert my hockey winnings to cover lost income instead of doing a high stakes league. Just took my truck in today and need $1800 repairs. Ouch. Maybe I’ll do a $125 league when the dust settles. I’m not sure what the hell will happen with the NHL season which affects my bottom line in NFBC leagues.

                  • Grey

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                    Damn, what happened to the truck?

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Shocks, struts, brakes w/calipers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s a tough call, the landscape has changed since even drafts in early March

    • 183414 says:
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      They’ll be having faab’s before the season starts. Will be a lot more bidding than most years. Really difficult and U think wrong to cancel those drafts. Not talking about slow drafts since they don’t have any faab. I never expect to win the 1 I play every year, but fair point on Draft Champions. Perhaps they can allow 1 faab before the season starts.

  5. LOLmets says:
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    Say it ain’t so man!!! I deleted my twitter becasue I can’t take how social media during this mess, but I just clicked your Twitter to see you stole my joke yesterday and passed it off as your own!?!?

    “Razzball
    @Razzball
    We’re supposed to be overreacting to players’ performances after the first weekend of games right now…So, to make things seem a little normal:

    Rick Porcello looks like he’s going to be a steal! Spend as much FAAB as you need on him!
    11:39 AM · Mar 30, 2020”

    To be fair, I’ve been stealing fantasy baseball takes from you for years and passing them off as my own. I guess we’re even.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I said a while ago, anything in the comments is free to use… That joke didn’t do as well as I would’ve thought either, it was a good LOL

      • LOLmets says:
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        Oh no, I want at least 4 cents.

  6. LOLmets says:
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    *how social media reacts*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get in the RCL and draft without knowing what’s up with the season!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Better yet, spend an hour with friends and not thinking about quarantines

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          I signed up for a draft with the Fantasy Alarm guys tonight through RTsports thinking exactly this. Plus the should be a bunch of pushovers compared to most RCLs

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, not sure…But I’m rooting for you!

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Snacks is in! Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aw, sookie, it’s Snacks!

    • Dase says:
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      It says on the home screen it’s a premium league. Each drafter has to pay $6.66 by June 11th. Is this true or is it being switched to a free league?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah, it’s free, they remove the charge

        • Dase says:
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          Great, glad I kept a spot, thanks for responding.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  7. eballs says:
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    With Verdugo having time to get “healthy”, do you see Pillar getting a decent amount of at bats, or do you see him more as a platoon guy? Also, what’s your stance on Christian Vazquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think the OF is 4 man rotation…JBJ is out most days prolly…Vazquez is their catcher, nothing’s changed for him

      • eballs says:
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        Right, but with the delayed season, would you consider targeting a catcher like Vazquez late in drafts or are you still liking catchers such as Alfaro and Kelly instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went over catchers yesterday and their changes…I still am punting and am fine with Vazquez

  8. Saint says:
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    Amateur question. Where on Fangraphs can I view the 100 game projections? All I can see is the full season.

    Thanks to anyone in advance for their response

  9. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Dear Fantasy Master Lothario,

    Any thoughts on Spencer Howard? Where would he be ranked if he gets a spot in the rotation during this shortened season? Thanks, I’ll hang up and listen.

    • Grey

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      I really don’t see him giving real IP this year…It would kinda shock me if he’s in the rotation, tbh…But I’d rank him around Pablo Lopez if he’s there…Maybe I will add him, I’m toying with it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What an iconic duo!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        FYI if your mask isn’t n95 it’s basically useless lol

  10. Mex says:
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    So, in one of my leagues(I posted about it yesterday), we dont have a bench and we can only draft guys that are on an MLB roster. But we are allowed allowed to have a minor leaguer on our team. So, once the regular draft is complete we have a minor league draft. Who do you think are the top 5 – 10 “minor leaguers”, guys that will get their first action this year.

    I have the 4th pick, so Robert and Adell will most likely be gone. How would you rank the next best minor leaguers(or guys that got like < 50 AB's last year)? Mountcastle and Carlson I imagine would be some near the top of the list.

    As always, thanks. And be safe.

      • Mex says:
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        Duh! I forgot about that…My brain has been self quarantining on its own lately…Any new LaCroix flavors on your hit list? Is grapefruit, I mean, pamplemousse still numero uno?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dude, La Croix is so hard to get during this quarantine…I’m at the mercy of the store and whatever they send me… It’s been mostly Key Lime, which is so lame

          • Coolwhip

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            Thats perfect then! They just want to make sure you have a Lime with your Corona. wacka wacka wacka

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  11. Adam says:
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    Grey,

    5×5 keeper league obp

    I offered laureano and a 4th for Robert and a 7th, too much? Or good deal for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Robert

  12. Homer's got the Runs says:
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    Which pitcher out of Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta is the OWN for this year and in the future? I love both of there strikeout capabilities so the determining factors should be likelihood of starting and lowest WHIP. For those more informed on the non traditional stats, who would be the better to roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddy

  13. 183414 says:
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    Completed by 10 team NFBC best ball in 5 days. Thanks for your input.
    C)Alfaro
    C)Jansen
    1b) Rizzo
    2b) Albies
    3b) Devers
    ss) Story
    mi) Biggio
    ci) Machado
    of) Springer
    of) Eloy
    of) Castellanos
    of) Kingery
    of) Peralta
    ut) B. Anderson
    ut) Didi
    ut) Carlson
    ut) Akiyama
    ut) White
    ut) Santander
    ut) Dubon
    ut) Grisham
    ut) Gomes
    ut) Barnhart

    sp) Morton
    sp) Woodruff
    sp) Montas
    sp) Wheeler
    sp)Heaney
    sp) Stroman
    sp) James
    sp)Gibson
    sp) Wood
    sp)Cueto
    sp) Bassitt
    sp) Lyles
    sp) Canning

    rp) Chapman
    rp) Neris
    rp) Workman
    rp) Jimenez
    rp) Davis

    Should have taken T. Walker in the 40th round. Guess if that was my biggest mistake, I did okay.

    • Grey

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      Wow, that was quick…I love the hitting, this team is stacked, especially love the UTIL flyers you took on bench…Shogo, Dubon, Grisham…So many great end game guys…. Your pitching looks great too…I’d be very happy with this draft!

      • 183414 says:
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        Appreciate your early help. Can’t believe how quick the draft went. Had to get up @6:30 to draft. Back to back, no less.
        I like Dubon even more than I did when I drafted him on a few of my on line championship teams, as it looks like he’s going to get of eligibility within the 1st month.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and get this…What if Dubon and Giants play in a neutral stadium…Say in Arizona?

          • 183414 says:
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            Great for Dubon and Yaz. Would suck for Story if the Rockies don’t play in Coors. He’s the only Rockie I’ve targeted. Just like last year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya, same thoughts

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Wait you like a player on giants? Ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I used to love Bonds

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Lol What about Kent? Matt Williams?
                Did we talk bout how Sandra just dipped out…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good for andra…EoE is stupid…They should never do anything that allows people to get back in…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Matt Williams in a neutral stadium — zoom! (Not the office app)

    • After doing 15 teamers it must’ve been awesome doing a 10 team. Love those grinders that will play close to the 162…ummm….100 game schedule?
      Nice work, very sound club 183!
      Grey – love Solak, definite stick but Utl only hurts
      Have a great day, looking forward to returning to Chavez Ravine someday soon!

      • Grey

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        You too!

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks Smitty. Call be Andrew. Forgot how I ever got 183414. Think it was when I 1st started playing fantasy at CDM back in 2004. Weird, but I’ve always kept that as my user name.
        Yeah, I always like hitters who play almost every day; no injury past; hit at the top or middle of the lineup. I’m not a big fan of 15 teamers. Guess I should play Main Event 1 year, but much prefer 12 teamers, even in the Super leagues. The object for me is to have fun, win, and win some money, in that order. Guess the player pool from 360 to 450 doesn’t sound like too much, but somehow makes enough of a difference to me,
        Agree with you on Util only is not great. I did draft Cruz and Ohtani in my on line championship drafts this year . 1st time I’ve ever done that. Never drafted Ortiz. Cruz fell to me @125, and Ohtani @146. Will be using Ohtani as a hitter only unless for some reason my pitching requires it. Even as a hitter I thought 146 was a steal. Always wanted to own Cruz, and even though he’ll be 40 on july 1, I couldn’t help but draft him @125.
        I so look forward to returning to my seats at Petco, 2d row over 1st base, for 35 years (well used to be Jack Murphy, then Qualcomm). Good luck up in lala land. Let me know if you’re ever in Encinitas or in north county in San Diego.

        • 183414 says:
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          call me Andrew not be Andrew.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re so deep on UTIL tho, it’s a solid squad

        • Thanks Andrew, love Cruz. He is a beast at a very reasonable price. Love stockpiling big bats but I need to remember to always get some of those valuable speed merchants too (I have V. Robles as a true breakout) that said, missed on him in the 2 drafts I’ve been in, haha.
          Been down to Petco, great stadium, stayed at the Ohtani next door. Padres have a good looking young club, and a treasure chest of young arms. I know Grey likes Paddock, and led by Tatis, could come together for them soon

  14. Shoegum Reynolds says:
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    Speaking of the effect of a reduced season, it appears the Rockies hitters might get a nice boost if the virus eliminates the early season cooler months (especially April). I did a quickie look at the Rockies team hitting stats in April over the last 3 years and they averaged a pedestrian .707 OPS. In May it kicks up to .758. June goes to .777. Their post-all star avg OPS for those 3 yrs is .785.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but….And this is just a hypothetical what if Colorado becomes too difficult to play at and the Rox play home games in neutral place that isn’t as good

      • 183414 says:
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        Especially since the governor of Colorado prohibits taking Hydroxychloroquine. Too many stupid dictator governors. Michigan, Colorado, and others.

  15. leon says:
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    Was offered ($5)Yusiel Puig for Joey bart and Bryan Abreu.. 16 man dynasty.. What are you thoughts on this. Thoughts on Bryan Abreus role as well?

    thanks ahead.

    • leon says:
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      6×6 with standard 5×5 with holds and walks added stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bullpen arm? Puig side

    • B. Abreu is one of the finest arms not in a rotation – yet.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bobby Abreu was The King of OBP

  16. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings,

    12 team 6×6 keeper(OPS/QS)

    C Alfaro
    1B Muncy
    2B Moustakis
    3B Bregman
    SS Turner
    MI Tatis
    CI Chapman
    OF Acuna
    OF Soto
    OF Reyes
    OF Robert
    UT Biggio
    UT Walker
    BN Happ

    Was offered his Alfonso for my Bregman. Leaning towards yes.

    Thank you

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      It is Yahoo league. We keep 7.

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Sorry last one. I also have Mondesi.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Soriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Ugh. Auto correct.

        Pete Alonso for my Bregman.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, Alonso

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Ugh. Auto correct

        His Pete Alonso for my Bregman.

        Sorry

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alonso

  17. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    In a shortened season Twins might set prorated records this year. LOL. Sano, Cruz, Garver, Donaldson, Rosario, etc etc…

    fastforward to Jan ESPN, “Was this the best lineup ever assembled? would they beat the ’27 Yankees? ’76 Reds? ’53 Dodgers? ’95 Indians?…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Karen ESPN, “Can’t compare the two, but if we could.”

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Tim, Buster and Karl debate coming up next on Baseball Tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s gonna be a no from me dawg

    • 183414 says:
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      definitely not the ’27 Yankees. I’d much prefer debating you and Grey than watching Olney, Ravitch. My espn days are long, long ago. Rather have my French Bulldog call a game than Mendoza.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, me too — big no thanks for ESPN

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        HAHAHA Medoza is indeed the worst. Makes me miss Joe Morgan and Jon Miller. Yeah the local affiliates are better than ESPN.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hawk is the worst, and will always be worst

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            LOL he’s pretty bad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Remember Joe Morgan? Woofy woof!

        • 183414 says:
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          Loved Jon Miller. Pass on Morgan.

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Miller is synonamous with baseball for me, his voice intros to games on sunday nights take me back.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jon Miller is an institution but he’s Giants now, isn’t he?

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                yes he is. one of my favorite quotes is Vin Scully saying “Jon Miller is the best baseballer broadcaster in America… in his price range”

                cold-blooded hahaha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, snap! That is f**king great — wow, Scully is a murderer

        • Dave D says:
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          I really miss Joe Morgan too. I absolutely loved him. Jon Miller was good too, but I loved all the stories and insight Joe brought. There aren’t many players that can provide that so well.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Joe Morgan? Really? Haha, wow, we gonna agree to disagree

            • Dave D says:
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              I understand why people might not like Morgan. Obviously he wasn’t good at play by play, that’s why he was paired with Miller. As a duo I really liked the combo. Best guy ever in my lifetime was Vin Scully. A master of both play by play and storytelling.

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                I’m Coolwhip, and I approved this message.

                • Dave D says:
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                  Haha!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Scully will be the best ever — I enjoyed Scooter but he had no idea what was going on from moment to moment

          • 183414 says:
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            Sorry Dave, going have to agree with Grey on Morgan. But I always enjoyed Jon Miller.
            Agree 100% on your perspective regarding this insanity. Which is why I’m now doing my 3d best ball. Absolutely no sports is the biggest killer to me, plus all of my sons’ businesses closed or in 1 case (a mortgage co.) taking a big hit. A depression will cause more fatalities than this virus, I assure you.

            • Dave D says:
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              Yeah, it’s tragic what is going on. I’m worried about lots of folks right now. None of the worry has to do with the virus itself. The isolation and lack of social supports coupled with a forced unhealthy loss of routines. And that doesnt even touch on the economic part which longer term will be just as bad if not worse.

              • 183414 says:
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                You have a good head on your shoulders, Dave. Btw, Scully was the master. Miller right there with Mel Allen and Red Barber.

  18. KrazyIvan says:
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    The White Walker is fits the mold of the standard Major League ball player. Scorching hot, top 3 first bademan and a worthless, luckless bum the next. He is perfect for a safe pick at 1B for season long 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s a solid call, could see it…Love Walker

    • 183414 says:
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      Agree with you guys. Can’t believe I only drafted him on 4 of 12 teams. Olson on 7 of 12. B. Anderson on 7. Happ on 5. Chirinos 5. Yikes, Kennedy 5. Giolito 4.

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        I have Walker in one, Freeman in another and Olson in my third. My draft method was 1. Speed, position players, and specifically have a plan for 1B, 2B.

  19. Sano up in the Nordics means something along the lines of…”Oh, you don’t say?”

    Looks like you’re leaning too. I’m leaning like a southern hip hopper with a barbecue grate in my mouth who just drank a cough syrup cocktail and is whispering into an Antares like a meth addicted gun toting friend of Shaq.

    How long until we get that remix…

    “Uh uh yo turn up my auto tune in my headphones. I saw tiger and tiger saw that back of my hand. Old town road ain’t got nothing on us man!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s used by the Nordics: “You’re fat.” “Sano.”

      Shaq has no friends, he has Papa John’s franchises

      I need that in my earholes

  20. William Hung says:
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    Happy Week 3/4 of quarantine! Hope you all are staying sane!

    Awesome cast with Harold this week! I got a chance to eat at his restaurant right before he took his hiatus a few years ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, really? Nice! I never got there before it closed — stay safe, Hung!

  21. Dase says:
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    From the six slot, in a RCL draft #27, last night. The numbers next to player is the round in which they was drafted.

    C- Jorge Alfaro (24)
    1B- Matt Olson (3)
    2B- Johnathan Villar (4)
    3B- Anthony Rendon (2)
    SS- Trevor Story (1)
    CI- Eugenio Suarez (8)
    MI- Kolten Wong (19)
    OF- Eloy Jimenez (5)
    OF- Ramon Laureano (6)
    OF- Oscar Mercado (10)
    OF- Scott Kingery (14)
    OF- Yasiel Puig (21)
    UT- Christian Walker (16)

    SP- Sonny Gray (7)
    SP- Lance Lynn (9)
    SP- Jake Odorizzi (12)
    SP- Marcus Stroman (15)
    SP- Adrian Houser (18)
    SP- Yonny Chirinos (23)

    RP- Craig Kimberl (11)
    RP- Brandon Workman (13)
    RP- Sean Doolittle (17)
    RP- Will Smith (20)
    RP- Mychal Givens (22)
    RP- Matt Barnes (25)

    On the offense, am I to light on power? I feel like by the end, I sacrificed power to help with speed and make sure average was up to par. Did I end up going overboard on speed?

    When it comes to pitching I tried my best to follow your pitching pairings. I feel I nailed that, if there is a BUT could it be WHIP? I think I balanced it out.

    Any other feedback on this team is greatly appreciated, I have another draft tonight. Wanting to make sure I am not botching anything too bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, Dase! You are light on power, it’s not bad tho, you are stocked on speed…I would’ve preferred Schwarber over Mercado or Kingery here… Your pitching looks exactly like I’d draft a rotation…Overall solid team!

      • Dase says:
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        Great, thanks for taking the time to look it over!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it’s all madness!

  22. I Hiura 2B update may be tomorrow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I Hiura 2B update on Thursday

  23. 183414 says:
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    Just entered another best ball. What do I have to do to get Acuna ? Last one I was the 10th slot. This time I’m the 9th. Oh well. Guess I can hope again for 2 Rockies. Last time, I got Story, but Arenado was gone , so I jumped up for Devers. Guess I’ll use the same strategy.
    What do you think Grey ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seems about right…Maybe to mix it up, Trea and Arenado, depends who’s there tho

    • Dave D says:
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      Auction league then? Only way to guarantee it. Just be prepared to be those $52 though.

  24. primetime says:
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    Grey, so are you IN or OUT on Villar this season?

    10 team keeper OBP league (we keep 7 total players), he still there. Doing out extended draft we are currenty in the 5th rd. I already own Moustakus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out if I can help it…I don’t own him and don’t plan on it

  25. 183414 says:
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    Arenado there @9. Think I’ll take him, and take either Story or Turner @12. I’m assuming the guy @ 10/11 will take Soto and a s.s. I’ll let you know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works, I’d skip Story a 2nd time…If Rockies play in neutral park this year and not Coors you don’t want all your eggs in that basket

  26. 183414 says:
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    Yep, he took Story. Hope he doesn’t take Turner also. will screw up “our” strategy.

  27. 183414 says:
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    He took Bregman. Would you take Turner or Soto ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  28. 183414 says:
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    Never mind. Took Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  29. 183414 says:
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    Hoping Ketel is still there @29, but doubt it. Just to change up from Albies. Still like Springer @32, though. I’m all ears to any suggestions while you’re around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ketel is great in this format

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks Grey Man. Appreciate you, bro. You’ll have to come down to Encinitas, and let me take you to game and show you a great time. Least I can do for all the joy you give to so many fantasy baseball aficionados !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good!

  30. 183414 says:
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    Guess I can always jump up to Hiura, if Marte is gone, as to differentiate from Albies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Albies

      • 183414 says:
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        Got you. Ketel/Albies or Albies/Springer or any 2 from Marte/Albies/Springer/Hiura, but not 2 2nd basemen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  31. 183414 says:
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    With picks 29/32, I’ll just miss a Marte Party. Ketel going @28 and Starling @31. Would you bounce from Albies to Hiura, if Ketel were gone ? Hard time not going Springer again, if there. Outpointed Starling in 19 less games last year. 5.98 p.p.g. Hiura went 5.06.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like all of them…Albies, Springer, Hiura…

  32. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Haha, rewatching the 2002 World Series…stream of conscious thoughts: Livan looks like a baby. Lackey the rookie even then looked like he was 40 years old. Was he born 40? lol. Bonds, what a fat F**k, I was so stoked that we won against him, perfect villian in a WS. Erstad had god-like bat control, damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey — ha! I can see that… so much teeth on that guy…

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Fletcher is the new Eckstein… slightly less sparky.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh, good call

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          i guess he’s more of the new Erstad then, lol

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Eckstad? Erstein? you get the idea. lol

  33. Adam says:
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    5×5 12 team keeper, obp. Which side?

    Bellinger, Yates, Giolito or cole, Baez, Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody

      • Adam says:
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        Do you like Clevinger or Giolito more? Worried about injuries with clev

      • Adam says:
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        Do you like Clevinger or Giolito more? Worried about injuries with clev

      • Adam says:
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        He countered

        Bellinger and gio for Baez and cole

        Which side now?

        • baby seal says:
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          Belli still

  34. 183414 says:
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    Personally, I like Clevinger more, but I do own 4 shares of Giolito, as I waited until the 4th or 5th rounds.

  35. 183414 says:
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    If you’re around, assuming Alonso is there @29, would you take him ahead of Ketel, Albies, Springer ?

    • Dave D says:
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      Of course he would

      • 183414 says:
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        Ok, Dave you’ll do. haha, kidding. I took Ketel @29 b/c of his multi-position, which I love, expecting to take Springer after the [email protected]/31 took his guys; or even Albies. But the guy passes on Alonso and takes Springer and Clevinger. At 31, as much as wanted Albies, I took Alonso. So, Arenado/Turner/Ketel/Alonso after 4. But I wanted Springer.
        Now do I need an o.f. or 2nd baseman ? Who knows.
        Feel free to leave me your tel. no., so I can text you. My tel. is 760-331-7999
        Where do you live, and how late can I bug you.
        You can make like Crab, er, Cram, and tell me to piss off. haha
        Thanks buddy. I get very co-dependent outside of my 12 team rotosphere.

        • baby seal says:
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          lol u have a 2B in Ketel, no? You are drafting him for 2B… believe me

          You need a SP, and likely a second one quickly, since you waited 5 rounds

          • 183414 says:
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            Mr. Seal- This is Best Ball 10 team Points League- I suggest you read Grey’s column of march 5, and his column on march 26. This is not your typical points league. Reading Grey’s columns along with the Scoring Rules will explain how it works. This is my 3d Best Ball team this year, after drafting 11 teams in your typical roto leagues of mainly 12 teams and 1 15 team slow draft. In my previous 2 best ball drafts, I drafted my 1st starter in round 7 and in round 8. I believe both of those teams are pretty good, in my humble opinion. There are other teams in this league who have already drafted 1 or 2 starters. I don’t plan on drafting back to back starters in the next 2 rounds. There are a lot of s.p.’s who I can choose to be in my starting lineup, but since the computer chooses your highest points players, those players may well come from my bench. I expect to have 7 s.p.’s by the 25th round, if not sooner.
            Appreciate your reply, but again, please read both go Grey’s columns concerning 10 team best ball leagues.

        • Dave D says:
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          Sounds good, Andrew. I’m in CT and usually go to bed early here but sometimes get insomnia so you never know. I’ll text you later though.

    • JC says:
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      Let us know how Grey’s teams turn out.

      • 183414 says:
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        I’m just so awful at fantasy. I need help. Wish I was as good as you.

        • JC says:
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          Ha! Maybe you will be someday :-))

          • 183414 says:
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            I hope to do as well as you have at NFBC one day.

            • Dave D says:
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              Ha! If he only knew!!!

  36. baby seal says:
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    “jai alai” lolol where do u come up w/ this stuff!?!

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