It feels like yesterday the baseball regular season started.  You wrote “I heart baseball” in permanent marker on your arm, then you met a girl who wrote “I heart guys who heart baseball” on her arm, then, during sex in August, you screamed out “I love you, Giancarlo!” and now you don’t have baseball or a girlfriend.  C’mon, calendar, make like a soldier and turn to March.  The only cure for the post-baseball season blues — recapping the preseason top twenty lists and being hand-fed Doritos.  First up, Cool Ranch and our preseason Top 20 Catchers for 2014.  It’s important to look back before we look ahead to 2015.  To paraphrase the one and only B-Real, “How do you know where you’re at, if you don’t know where you’ve been? Understand where I’m coming from?”  It wouldn’t be fair for me to preseason rank the players, then rank them again in the postseason based on my opinion, so these postseason top 20 lists are ranked according to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  It’s cold hard math, y’all!  Please, for the love that all is holy, don’t ask me if this is for next year.  Anyway, here’s the top 20 catchers for 2014 fantasy baseball and how they compared to where I originally ranked them:

1. Buster Posey – Have absolutely nothing against Posey.  Actually he seems like a good cat, assuming I liked cats and if saying ‘Posey cat’ didn’t make me sound like I was a villain from a Saturday morning cartoon.  Drafting a top catcher is a good way to lose your league.  You drafted a top catcher instead of, say, Pujols.  Then someone else punted catcher and drafted Pujols.  The first person ended up with Trumbo or Teixeira or Morneau and Mauer (or say they avoided that trap and got Posey).  They still lost to the 2nd person who drafted Pujols and just picked up Mesoraco, Gomes, McCann, Gattis…Do I need to go on?  Preseason Rank #2, 2014 Projections:  70/20/88/.308/2, Final Numbers:  72/22/89/.311

2. Carlos Santana – He reminds me of another ex-Indians catcher, V-Mart.  So, in 17 years, Carlos Santana will have his best season, as he teams up with Rob Thomas Jr.  Preseason Rank #3, 2014 Projections:  79/23/85/.260/3, Final Numbers: 68/27/85/.231/5

3. Devin Mesoraco – You know how every interracial child is beautiful?  Well, whatever got together to make Mesoraco should be outlawed.  Is it Italian and Puerto Rican?  I don’t know, but ban it.  I think the only picture I could find of his family says it all.  No, move back a little more…A little more…A little more still.  Any the hoo!  I did rank Mesoraco low, but I had him in a tier of upside catchers, so the seed was planted.  Preseason Rank #18, 2014 Projections:  49/16/62/.250/2, Final Numbers:  54/25/80/.273/1

4. Jonathan Lucroy – Bit surprised I ranked him as low as I did in the preseason (8).  I suppose I didn’t trust the counting stats to return for him, because I refused to believe he’d start that many games again.  In fact!  In the preseason, I said, “If he gets 140+ games again, he’ll once again challenge the top three at the position.”  And that’s me quoting me!  So, I didn’t want to rely on that many games started again, but I did put it out there it was possible.  Preseason Rank #8, 2014 Projections:  52/15/72/.286/6, Final Numbers: 73/13/69/.301/4

5. Yan Gomes – I was off on Gomes in the preseason, but the thing is, and there’s a thing, you better believe there’s a thing, I still picked up Gomes in May in one league and had him for the better part of the season.  This holds for Devin too.  Catchers are so irrelevant that you can pick up a top 5 catcher in May.  So, how much sense does it make to draft one in, say, the first round?  Preseason Rank #20, 2014 Projections:  49/12/55/.252/2, Final Numbers:  61/21/74/.278

6. Brian McCann – There were top ten catchers available in leagues the entire year.  THE ENTIRE YEAR!  Oops, sorry, my Caps Lock button gets sticky.  Preseason Rank #4, 2014 Projections:  61/23/77/.251/2, Final Numbers: 57/23/75/.232

7. Salvador Perez – I was as close on his preseason ranking as you can be, yet wanna hear something sad?  No, this isn’t a dead abuelita story.  What’s sad is I was way more optimistic with his projections.  The seventh ranked catcher overall doesn’t give you a whole lot.  Put another way, the 7th ranked catcher is about as valuable as the 42nd ranked outfielder.  Now tell me again how it makes sense to draft two catchers in a one catcher league?  Buh-buh-but Grey I like to platoon them!  Um, yeah.  Preseason Rank #7, 2014 Projections:  72/15/84/.298/1, Final Numbers:  57/17/70/.260/1

8. Russell Martin – He’s like the Saw movie franchise.  Just when you thought he was dead, he rises once more.  Only the heroine is Alyssa Milano, not Shawnee Smith.  By the by, Shawnee Smith is one smoking hot Cougar.  Holy schnikeballs, I need to hide my lower half behind a desk.  Preseason Rank #24, 2014 Projections:  48/16/60/.220/5, Final Numbers: 45/11/67/.290/4

9. Evan Gattis – Bit of a shame he didn’t get more at-bats due to injuries, because he could’ve ended up with a top 3 catcher year.  You know who Gattis reminds me of?  No, not the homeless man who recites poetry in front of Quizno’s.  He reminds me of Napoli when he was with the Angels, prior to having a full-time job.  If Gattis gets a (almost stutterer!) full-time job next year, watch out.  Preseason Rank #11, 2014 Projections:  58/22/69/.239/1, Final Numbers: 41/22/52/.263

10. Dioner Navarro – Hahahahahahahah– Breathe, Grey, Hayzeuz Cristo, someone call a doctor, he’s turning blue… Jay?  Dioner Navarro– Hahahahahaha…Dioner ranked in the top 20 catchers is Crazy Town, Population: Margot Kidder.  In the top 10?!  What a country!  Canada that is.  Amurica’s okay, but Dioner Navarro?  Really, Seth Myers?  Oy.  I need a spa day.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers: 40/12/69/.274/3

11. Mike Zunino – His batting average was fiercely bad, and I’m not using fierce like I’m Tyra Banks on ANTM.  His K-rate was the 2nd worst for all major leaguers with 400 plate appearances.  Only one worst:  Tyler Flowers.  Preseason Rank #17, 2014 Projections:  53/17/68/.245/3, Final Numbers: 51/22/60/.199

12. Wilin Rosario – Ouch.  Not to sound like a leprechaun with a friend who is into bestiality, but he screwed me pooch.  Wilin might’ve listened to too (stutterer!) much Talking Heads this past preseason, because he stopped making sense.  A power hitter in Coors is the kind of guy you bet on to produce; he just did nothing.  Luckily, I told everyone and their mother’s uncle’s brother to not draft a top catcher, so it was irrelevant.  Preseason Rank #1, 2014 Projections:  69/24/82/.272/4, Final Numbers: 46/13/54/.267/1

13. Joe Mauer – Did I say he was overrated in the preseason?  I think I did, otherwise I was totally wrong for beating that dead horse for the last seven months.  This is unfair, but no one ever said I had to be fair, so here’s some comments from my Mauer overrated post:  “I get the downside, but there is a reason so many have him around 60th overall, because he has that potential (finished 63rd in 2012) and he has some upside with the position switch.” And then there was this classic, “While I agree that Mauer isn’t anything near a first rounder, to rank him 221 is lunacy and I think is partially just a way of trying to drive home your point that he’s overrated. Some players that you have ranked before him: Gattis, K.Davis, Rendon, Prado, Lowrie, etc.  A.Escobar is 162, but somehow Mauer is 221.  Yes, a SS that only once has topped 30 steals (22 last year), 57 runs scored, 4 HR, and a .234 batting average beats Mauer by 60.”  Well, that commenter was right.  Alcides was actually ranked a bit too low and Mauer a bit too high.  Then finally we have, “I’m a huge fan of Razzball and have been reading for almost five years now, but this Mauer ranking (at 221) is just a tough one to understand.”  Yup, he instead finished 255 overall.  I was too optimistic.  My apologies.  Preseason Rank #12, 2014 Projections:  68/9/66/.304/1, Final Numbers: 60/4/55/.277/3

14. Miguel Montero – It’s good when guys line up close to their preseason ranking, not because it’s a mental fluffer for me, but so we can see their preseason projections vs. end of season and how far off they were for a similar ranking.  Montero’s stats tell us, offense is like Lawrence Taylor –> in the toilet and no one is flushing.  Preseason Rank #14, 2014 Projections:  63/14/68/.261, Final Numbers: 40/13/72/.243

15. Derek Norris – I didn’t rank him this past preseason, and I will have a hard time ranking in the upcoming season.  When a team has seven catchers, I need something in writing that they plan on playing catchers at 2nd, short and every outfield position prior to committing to them.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers: 46/10/55/.270/2

16. Yasmani Grandal – How did OBPwulf end up in the top 20 catchers?  Easy, he had a good September.  Yes, one good month and you get a place in the top 20 catchers.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers: 47/15/49/.225/3

17. Tyler Flowers – The good news about his past season, he met previous expectations.  The bad news, his expectations are pretty damn low.  Preseason Rank #23, 2014 Projections:  41/15/50/.216/1, Final Numbers: 42/15/50/.241

18. Jason Castro – Now is good a time as any to point out that while a top 12 thru top 20 catcher doesn’t sound bad, it’s absolutely pointless except for stretches here and there.  Preseason Rank #9, 2014 Projections:  61/16/79/.274/3, Final Numbers: 43/14/56/.222/1

19. Travis d’Arnaud – Unlike Tyler Flowers, whose average is being lifted by good luck with his BABIP (yes, even that crappy average is being lifted), d’Arnaud looks like he could get better in every facet of his game and build on this past year.  It’s just the beginning for the d’Governator! Preseason Rank #16, 2014 Projections:  52/16/67/.260/2, Final Numbers: 48/13/41/.242/1

20. Kurt Suzuki – Member in March when I was annoyed that Josmil Pinto didn’t get the Twins starting catcher job?  Let’s see if whoever replaces Gardenhire can right some past wrongs.  I want my 40 acres and a Josmil!  Preseason Rank #27, 2014 Projections: 48/7/54/.232/3, Final Numbers: 37/3/61/.288

  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Very nice coverage! Can’t wait to savor each morsel at every position this off-season. It’s the reason why I read good books at a slow pace. If it’s a good book and I finish it in one night, I won’t have savored it like I would have if I extended the same reading to say 40 days. Get it?

    Of course, the rankings at C will be different next year but I get that the strategy should NOT change very much. Maybe there will be more runs scored in 2015 making batters more valuable than pitchers. Who knows?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Ante! Yeah, I don’t see any more offense on the nearest horizon…

  2. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey Maybe you should send Billy Beane notes on how many catchers are enough. I think the Royals had a steal for every Oakland catcher. Just a thought if Gattis was traded to an AL team would his value go up with the DH slot available? I’m asking only because I think the Braves are real high on Bethancourt and they like Lards defense as a backup. Oh and Fredi sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis is gonna be great value as is and if he’s a DH it would be huge…

  3. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Where do you think Wieters would have ended up had he stayed healthy? He looked to finally be putting it together prior to te injury.

    Also, any thoughts on how the injury effects him when he finally comes back? I feel like there’s a lot less precedent for how hitters are effected by TJ.

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      @Gonzo_The_Great:

      Inspired (or bored at work), I looked into this a little. The number of position players to have TJ is so small that you probably can’t create draw any meaningful inferences, but the limited data shows drops in power. For Wieters, whose biggest asset in prior seasons has been his reliable power, that could be a major problem.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m not too concerned… It’s not like he’ll be that expensive…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Gonzo_The_Great: when he got hurt, he and mesoraco were producing at the same levels, on a per game basis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be fine returning, but in the end he’s a catcher so I wouldn’t reach too high for him…he probably would’ve been a top 4 catcher…

  4. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I love me some Gattis…and hate me some Fredi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, F, as A commenter mentioned above, Gattis could be traded…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: That would be great…i own him in a dynasty league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not overly concerned right now…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yea i like him as is…but as a DH..i likey a bit more

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: I could see the red sox making a play for him..let him catch this year and DH some then move into the DH when papi hangs it up

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, could see a Napoli type year from him… Napoli when good, obviously

  5. JeF With 1 F says:
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    That game last night was a snooze fest

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Pirates didn’t have much fight… A one game do or die is silly after 162 games…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I agree..at least make it the best of 3 if your worried about the playoffs being extended to much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, makes no sense… I feel gyped!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No offense to any gypsies reading

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha Ha

  6. Lville Jim says:
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    Pittsburgh looked like the iron pyrites last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

  7. Hawk says:
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    The 2nd most important thing to mention about Mesoraco – he hit those 25 homers in 375 AB.

    The most important thing to mention about Mesoraco is if you look him in the eyes, you may turn to stone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Totally…

  8. KB says:
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    Good call on Mauer. I believe I am one of the commenters quoted in his blurb. I’m eating a big helping of crow as I write this. Still not sure how you nailed that when most sites had him somewhere in the Top 50-75.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @KB: Grey has crystal balls…other sites think that having brass balls is good enough.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: grey has both. Other sites have no balls

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do have both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Literally

          • Militant Vegans says:
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            @Grey: Greatest sign at the Royals/A’s game…

            “I waited my whole life for this… literally!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: True

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a big man for owning it, though I’m not sure you were one of them…

  9. VidalSassuno says:
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    How do you start Volquez, last night?
    What a joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty sad… I think it’s silly that it’s a one and done…

  10. MattH says:
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    I didn’t realize Mauer only had 4 homers. wow. Your catcher projections are pretty damn close to the final numbers. Kudos to you. Especially the Mauer projection.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  11. The Theory says:
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    That Mescoraco blurb had me rolling with laughter. Kudos.

    And then I clicked the image.

    • The Theory says:
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      @The Theory: why is there no edit button on this site. why must my typo exist forever for the world to see and mock. whyyy.

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @The Theory: Posterity. Future generations need to see who you really are.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  12. Big League Wood says:
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    Madison “ready to kick Puig’s ass” Bumgardner laughs at Joe Mauer’s HR total.

    Dude was dialed in last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Pirates had no chance…

  13. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Any catcher question should be redirected here. Any question that has the word “catcher”, should be redirected here. Any word that has a c in it should be redirected here. Any….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone needs to stop him! He’s still excited about him, now as a 2nd first baseman! What’s that for? In case your first gets hurt and you have Mauer on the bench waiting to jump in?

      • Carnac says:
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        “Allow me to list the ways in which I was wrong about Mauer, the negative trends continued, and he was the LVP catcher… He’ll be an overlooked option at CI in 2015.”

        • Carnac says:
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          Makes more sense when you find out Matthew Pouliot is the pseudonym for a 14 year old girl in Edina.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            With a sweater featuring two kittens playing with yarn… It’s ironic and cute!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yup… Hey, 4 homers and a .275 average isn’t bad at corner…

  14. GT says:
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    no Yadier
    :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, he didn’t rank in the top 20

  15. Matt says:
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    I have Yan Gomes and Sal Perez in a 15 team keeper league that only uses one catcher. Both are late rounds. Going to try and trade one this offseason. Which do you prefer for the next few years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Gomes

  16. LarryA says:
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    Some of these predictions were scarily accurate. wow, nice work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  17. Wake Up says:
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    Really surprised that Mauer didn’t work out as a first rounder…really, really, reeeeeeeeeeeeally surprised!

    I only wish that I would have called out that Rotoworld dude publicly and repeatedly in the preseason…

    *checks notes*

    No, wait, I did!

    So, thoughts on Mauer in the second round next year?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: he could be really good next year. A great contributer across the board. Oh wait i read that as a second baseman.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: Ha! Mauer The Minnesota Middle Infidel…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: he could be the next Neil Walker, scratch that, it’s insulting to Neil. Howie Kendrick?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @J-FOH: Kendrick floor with Infante upside…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Wake Up: I’m going to keep that statement for anytime I need to doze off.

              • Wake Up says:
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                @J-FOH: HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… If he gets pitching eligibility and gets to pitch against himself, then yeah…

  18. J-FOH says:
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    I posted this last night

    I never do this but I have to paste over what SteveNZ said in the FCL.

    If I could drink craft beer in Echo Park and go to Dodger Stadium every night I could probably just about handle it!

    Damn, I miss him. It’s like the storm waves they chase in point break, an every 50 years experience.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @J-FOH: Stop rubbing it in. I already admitted to being jealous!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Wake Up: I didn’t win but I won and I want everyone to never forget my magical day

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Grey: @J-FOH: Why do I think that our meetup is going to include Magic Mushrooms and a Lady Bruin girls softball game?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Wake Up: It’s a Magic Show and Softcore Bear Porn

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I always pictured ice cream sammies and Lady Bruins volleyball…

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Grey: Taylor Ham with shrooms…but, yeah, you nailed it with the Volleyball!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Wake Up: grey is a much better host than I

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @J-FOH: Full disclosure…I’m not a great guest…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Wake Up: he’s been here two weeks and he just won’t leave

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Rollin’ with pork roll… Like a true raver from Dirty Jerz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally… It was like a dream… Did it happen? None of us really know…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I gave him a link to Mi Vida Loca when he has withdrawls from echo park.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s straight contraband in NZ

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: It is, I’m going to send him a Los Doyers shirt too

            I actually watched the whole movie too yesterday.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Print the Legend doc on Netflix is solid…

    • royce! says:
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      @J-FOH: He could drink craft beer in Echo Park and go to Dodger Stadium every night if he just got his priorities straight…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice avatar… I briefly thought it was john rocker on Survivor…

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey: Been getting really into ornithology…it’s the rare, North American Derp.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup… Rocker’s putting on a solid show of idiocy on Survivor… Though I know no one under the age of 55 watches Survivor anymore, except me…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @royce!: get him a job in LA and we can all be besties….it will never happen. Can’t I have anything nice?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want Cougs to produce a 90’s music festival, can Steve work on that?

        • royce! says:
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          @J-FOH: Most of the people I know in LA are clients in prison, but I’m sure they could use an enforcer on the outside…he could kill em with kindness!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @royce!: I have a feeling our 6 degrees of separation have nothing to do with Grey

  19. Del Griffith says:
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    Took over a dynasty team in January that had Mauer and traded him shortly after reading your February post. Between that and your Rizzo/Brantley love I won two of my 4 leagues and almost won a third had my team not sputtered out the last 2 weeks. I am indebted to your mustache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  20. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    I appreciate the diligence, but I think both of us are glad this post is out of the way by October 2nd. Although the write-up itself was great – I think Mesoraco looks like A-Rod fathered a bastard child with Rosie O’Donnell.

    I think I’m unaggressively (not a word, but should be) targeting D’Arnaud in late rounds for the C spot, he’s the only one that seems like he’s trending upward and has the potential to be anything more than just a Dioner. With that said, is there any one C you’re targeting late rounds next year, or are you punting it completely and just using ye olde WW?

    Cheers, over the internet friend,
    Brew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D’Arnaud is a solid choice… I imagine in some leagues Gattis will be a bargain… Wouldn’t be surprised if Gomes is even a bargain… D’Arnaud will prolly be the latest of these guys though…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i’ll likely have him in as many leagues as i had mesoraco this year.

  21. Ante GALIC says:
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    @Grey: Yeah! One brass ball and one crystal ball. Kind of like MadMax having one brown eye and one blue eye!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Exactly!

    • Sockeye Twotone says:
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      @Ante GALIC: actually mad max has two brown eyes (and one blue one)

  22. Big League Wood says:
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    Was linked to John Rockers twitter the night UGA lost to South Carolina.
    Epic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, awesome

  23. Toe Knee says:
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    What’s your thoughts on Yasmany Tomas. He was just declared a free agent. Rotoworld is talking over 100 mill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over him once he signs somewhere… Honestly I’ll need to research on him first…

  24. MarlinAstroCubs says:
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    I remember reading somewhere a hypothetical scenario where Posey becomes full time first base because of a farm catcher prospect, if that plays out in the future, does Posey’s value increase dramatically? If so, what round tier does he fall in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His value doesn’t increase… See Mauer this year for further illustration…

  25. David Niven says:
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    ”Not to sound like a leprechaun with a friend who is into bestiality…” That’s some good shit bro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  26. goodfold2 says:
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    so, what’s the over/under (for all positions) on these posts getting exactly that question, “are these for next year”? 5.5, more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We got a few what about Yadiers today…

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    Being that the Yanks and Sox aren’t in the playoffs should I assume the MLB playoffs won’t be the focus on Sportscenter?

    “Oh and the MLB playoffs are going on but who really cares…Am I right?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… ESPN’s talking about Rusney for next year…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: They are doing a special on how viewing is down this post season without the Yanks or Sox followed up by a Outside the lines special on can baseball survive in a Yanks/Sox playoff free world.

        they announce 4 more teams will make the playoffs next year to up the chances of the yanks and sox making the playoffs. They say it’s good for the inegrity game.

        • Grey

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          Totally, outside the lines, “Why baseball needs big market teams.”

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: That should say “why baseball needs only 2 market teams”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or why anywhere but the northeast?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: stupid northeast

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That didn’t hit Beckham…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: he must of bent it with his mind

                    • Grey

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                      Ha… Hamilton’s beard looks like a homeless man’s pubic region…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: so you’re familiar with the pubic region of the homeless?

                    • Grey

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                      It’s what imagine it would be like… Yes, I’ve imagined it, okay?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I just figured you have lived in enough urban areas that you’ve seen a few.

                    • Grey

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                      Okay, yes, but by accident…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: who here has seen homeless pubes? *raises hand*

                    you can’t unsee it, now I know I’m not the only one

                    • Grey

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                      I think I paid to see homeless pubes in college, I forget the exact cost of the transaction…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: was it on the same bill with cock fights and donkey shows?

                    • Grey

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                      No, it was pre-Giuliani New York

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: ah the days of burnt out flop houses

  28. J-FOH says:
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    This is the longest 8th inning ever

    • MattH says:
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      @J-FOH: detroit bullpen will do that. O’s looking good.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @MattH: de Aza deal looking real good right now. You think they knew something was going down with Davis?

        • MattH says:
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          @J-FOH: The da Aza deal is a good one, and i’m still not sure how that went down. I think you’re right. Might have known Davis wasn’t keeping up with his meds checklist. All i know is it’s hard to stack the O’s outfield. I chose poorly skipping Cruz tonight.

          What happens with De Aza for 2015?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @MattH: with 600 AB’s at the top of O’s order he can be a 80/10/50/15/.270

          • J-FOH says:
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            @MattH: with 600 AB’s at the top of O’s order he can be a 80/10/50/15/.270

            • MattH says:
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              @J-FOH: I’d take that for where he’s gonna get drafted. Good source of runs and steals.

              I took a peek at Grey’s preseason rank of De Aza for 2014. #55 outfielder. Just before him was Yelich.

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                @MattH: Chicago jerked him around all year.

  29. Ghost says:
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    YADI?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what you’re asking

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, you weren’t kidding, here’s another.

  30. Long Bawls says:
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    Can we all agree that Calhoun’s walkup music needs to be “You Can Leave Your Hat On”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Ginghy alert!

  31. Fish says:
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    Not going to lie. I felt pretty smug grabbing Rosario around 120 in the draft since he went off the board as either the 5th or 6th catcher taken. I thought everyone else were the suckers for letting him fall that far and taking the Yadier’s and Mauer’s before Willin.

    Oops. So much for thinking I got a “value” pick.
    Now excuse me while I go dump $10000 on Enron. I heard their stock is set to soar!!!

  32. New leaf says:
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    Just saw this. I would’ve bet my penis on mauer having the (by far) longest section, despite being so bad and irrelevant that he hardly warrants a section…just so you can say. “I TOLD YOU…” Still with that fantasy baseball site inferiority complex…

    I can’t wait to hear the silver “I wasn’t completely wrong/it wasn’t my fault” lining on gyrko and Ellsbury and Salazar and…,,,,,,

    • Grey

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      Hehe

  33. Ghost says:
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    Am I missing Molina on your list?

    • Grey

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      The list is a recap for last year, it says so in title… He didn’t rank in the year-end rankings

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