Went over the catchers1st basemen2nd basemen and shortstops and top 20 3rd basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball.  Guess what’s next!  No, not pitchers. Read the title, man.  In 2010, there were only 5 outfielders that hit 30 homers, in 2011 there were 9, 14 in 2012, in 2013 there were 3, a small bounce back with 6 in 2014 and this year there were eight.  Going the right way, for sure.  Though, steals were basically gone.  There were 14 outfielders who stole 30 bases in 2012, 10 in 2013 and there were 11 in 2014.  This year there were only five outfielders who stole 30 bases (only seven players total).  Five outfielders with 30 steals!  Dubya tee eff, we need Ron LeFlore and his cocaine, stat!  As before, these rankings are from our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater with my comments.  Anyway, here’s the top 20 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

1. Bryce Harper – I ranked him 7th overall for outfielders, but that’s understating Grey’s par excellence.  There were seven outfielders ranked in the top 13 players overall, i.e., I ranked Harper 13th overall.  So, I wasn’t like, “WHUT?!  Harper who?!  Yo, I’m Hawkeye in M.A.S.H. and I’m caught with my panties down.”  Grey’s panties were up.  I really hope you have Siri read this to you while other people are around.  Harper always had the ability, was only a matter of when.  2015 was when.  Preseason Rank #7, 2015 Projections: 87/25/101/.284/12, Final Numbers: 118/42/99/.330/6

2. A.J. Pollock – In the preseason, I gave you a sleeper post for Pollock.  I ranked him in a tier called, “Sexy sexy hot hot dot com that makes you clear your cookies.”  I told everyone to draft him.  I, however, didn’t get him anywhere.  And they say he’s the Pollock!  Preseason Rank #36, 2015 Projections: 78/14/61/.272/20, Final Numbers: 111/20/76/.315/39

3. Mike Trout – Everyone knows Trout so there’s not much to say on him, but, on a general note, offense felt up this year.  *gets off lazy ass and actually looks up runs in 2014 vs. 2015* Runs were way up!  Teams scored an average of 29 more runs in 2015.  It’s like a toupee was lifted from baseball that was weighing it down.  Ah, yes, Selig retired.  Preseason Rank #1, 2015 Projections:  108/33/106/.281/20, Final Numbers: 104/41/90/.299/11

4. Chris Davis – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen.

5. Jose Bautista – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen.

6. Yoenis Cespedes – I don’t buy into contract year hocus pocus, but, with that said (here’s where Grey buys into contract year hocus pocus), if there’s any guys that are going to be good in a contract year, it would seem to be guys that form El Cubanati.  Speaking of which, when does Puig go into his contract year?  Preseason Rank #14, 2015 Projections:  73/26/87/.254/7, Final Numbers:  101/35/105.291/7

7. Nelson Cruz – Here’s an interesting note (not interesting, but it is a note that tries to absolve myself of telling people to sell Cruz about twenty-two homers too soon), I was way off on Cruz and Just Dong (who’s up next), but even being wrong on a few players doesn’t kill one’s season since I was able to ‘cobble’ together an impressive offense on many teams with Yoenis, Chris Davis, Bautista, Cain, etc.  Just didn’t own Cruz or Just Dong.  Preseason Rank #18, 2015 Projections:  71/26/85/.262/5, Final Numbers:  90/44/93/.302/3

8. J.D. Martinez – James Ingram just walked into my house and he’s singing, “Just Dong…Can’t we figure out where we went wrong?  Make the magic last for more than just one dong.”  Then I call the police.  Stupid loser celebrities wandering around Los Angeles.  Just Dong did dong and so much mong.  Uh-oh, it’s The -Ong Show and I’ve been pronged.  I did not benefit from Martinez this year, and I have a feeling he’ll go too high for my tastes next year, so I may never own Just Dong and that’s just wrong.  As for my preseason predictions vs. reality, I’m not sure I could’ve been more wrong on Just Dong.  If this was written in stanza form, it would be better than anything by E.E. Cummings. Preseason Rank #33, 2015 Projections:  69/17/80/.277/7, Final Numbers:  93/38/102/.282/3

9. Charlie Blackmon – I’m actually a bit surprised I missed on Blackmon.  It’s almost as surprising as a Kardashian missing on a black man.  On a serious note:  Robert Kardashian died young, Jenner became a woman, Disick became an addict, Lamar became brain dead, Kanye best watch himself.  Shizz doesn’t end well.  I’m surprised I missed on Blackmon because in hindsight, it’s so obvious.  He’s a leadoff hitter with power and speed and he plays in Coors.  Well dur!  Preseason Rank #29, 2015 Projections:  79/15/60/.285/20, Final Numbers:  93/17/58/.287/43

10. Lorenzo Cain – According to my preseason rankings, here’s a tier of guys I wanted in every league:  Cain, Polanco, Pollock, Betts, Khris Davis, Avisail, Leonys and Oswaldo Arcia.  Oops, oops, oops on the last three, but not too shabby on the front five.  I’m wondering who will be the Cain..Sugar! of this preseason.  You know, a guy that is legit penciled into the three spot in a solid lineup that no one thinks of drafting.  Honestly, I don’t even know if there will be one or why no one else went crazy for Cain last preseason.  Preseason Rank #40, 2015 Projections:  74/8/77/.274/23, Final Numbers:  101/16/72/.307/28

11. Ryan Braun – Braun has obvious similarities to A-Rod, but something else is similar that I haven’t heard mentioned before.  Both guys seem stubborn as hell at wanting to prove they are talented without steroids.  Only I think Braun’s Ben Kingsley in Schindler’s List and A-Rod is Oskar Schindler.  Braun keeps asking for more names on the list, and A-Rod is constantly adding more asterisks.  Preseason Rank #16, 2015 Projections:  77/22/85/.261/13, Final Numbers:  87/25/84/.285/24

12. Carlos Gonzalez – I couldn’t have been more wrong about CarGo, yet more right on him.  Explanation:  his preseason projections compared to his end of the season numbers are way off.  Like night and day as sung by Al B. Sure.  Yet, me telling you to buy him in May couldn’t have been more right.  Let’s do each other a favor next year, let’s just keep telling each other to draft Rockies hitters.  Don’t even poo-poo LeMahieu, you poet, you.  Preseason Rank #11, 2015 Projections:  77/22/81/.274/16, Final Numbers:  87/40/97/.271/2

13. Starling Marte – Nailed it.  His projections, owning him in multiple leagues, my love for him, his love back for me that I felt through the TV screen, our mutual love for each other.  All of it.  Only thing I missed on him was my thinking that he wanted me to sleep on his front porch when he was out of town.  Cops did not need to be called.  Preseason Rank #19, 2015 Projections:  79/16/70/.265/33, Final Numbers:  84/19/81/.287/30

14. Andrew McCutchen – I mentioned this to a commenter the other day, these recaps, in addition to being wildly entertaining for you, help me think about my next season’s ranks.  McCutchen has me thinking more about next year than some other guys here because this feels about where I see him ranking for the next few years.  Gone are the 20-steal years and the power was never much more than what it was last year, so, yeah, The Dread Pirate is no longer dreaded by myself or pitchers.  Preseason Rank #3, 2015 Projections:  92/22/94/.309/20, Final Numbers:  91/23/96/.292/11

15. Kris Bryant – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen.

16. Mookie Betts – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen.

17. Justin Upton – Reading McCutchen, Bryant, Betts then Upton and the names below him reminded me of this giant dip in the road on my street that I always slam the bottom of my car on.  “We’re cruising…We’re cruising…We’re–*bang!* Dammit!  Why does the bottom fall out like that?”  Seriously, how are Kris Bryant and Evan Gattis only five players removed on the outfielder ranks.  It seems impossible.  As for Upton, it’s hilarious to read January Grey talk about the offense the Padres have added.  It turned out there was more offense in Petco, but it was from opposing hitters.  Preseason Rank #8, 2015 Projections:  81/27/95/.266/8, Final Numbers:  85/26/81/.251/19

18. Matt Kemp – I came pretty close on Kemp’s projections, which is odd because during the year, I thought he was doing awful and now looking at his numbers, I’m still unimpressed.  It’s a case of filling out all five categories, which is good in theory, but we’re not trying on douchebag clothes in Theory, so who cares.  Preseason Rank #17, 2015 Projections:  72/22/81/.276/8, Final Numbers:  80/23/100/.265/12

19. Curtis Granderson – If Upton was the dip in the road, Granderson and Gattis feel like the actual banging of the bottom of my car that makes me wince.  Okay, that’s unfair.  Granderson was sneaky good for where he was drafted, but sneaky good did not used to be top 20 outfielder material.  Sneaky used to just be the sister in the Connect Four commercials.  Preseason Rank #60, 2015 Projections:  68/22/72/.229/7, Final Numbers:  98/26/70/.259/11

20. Evan Gattis – Went over him in the top 20 catchers.

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Hope you had a nice weekend.

    Fantastic work, man! Yeoman’s work or Yo!, man? ‘s work?!!

    a. So true on Grandy! He was available in all four of my super shallow 10-team H2H leagues this year. So, sneaky would have been signing him up fr the get-go and keeping him in there the whole year and winning my OF3 spot.

    b. No news yet on the results, should be today but knowing the administration that I work for it’s prolly gonna be later than sooner.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! A. Yeah, just wasn’t that exciting day to day B. Fingers crossed!

  2. Wilson says:
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    Hi , Grey , I am the reader who bet Cubs to win for a cup of coffee.
    Even though half of coffee is losing… I still don’t regret.

    Let’s pray for Cubs to win Mets! GOGOGO!!

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Wilson: Betting on baseball got Rose banned. Betting on the Cubs would have bankrupted him. Wait…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

      • Wilson says:
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        @Baezaworldseries:

        Should stop losing this year regarding to a movie..
        Wait.. Maybe it’s just a movie….?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was a movie, a documentary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m rooting for the Mets, but I did think the Cubs would win… They have to win the next game otherwise they’re done

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        Yup, Come on! Cubs! Show your power and win!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  3. Old School Brother says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Thought you’d appreciate this story. My favorite spot in Rangers stadium for standing room is right behind opponent family overflow in the last 6 rows behind visitors dugout. Since my ALDS tickets were up in the nosebleeds my buddy and I decided to stand there for a better view, and a chance to heckle the B Jays family a bit. During the first inning the family members tried to start a “Lets go Blue Jays” chant, which my friend and I and everyone else around drowned out pretty easily. After the first inning ends this old guy with giant dumbo ears turns around and yells at us “Pipe it down back there, we’re trying to enjoy the game”. I reply “OHHH I DIDN’T KNOW I WASNT ALLOWED TO CHANT FOR MY HOME TEAM IN MY HOME PARK.” Old man sits down slightly embarrassed, high fives all around for me, usher comes and warns me that Blue Jay team officials are telling her I’m too loud and asking to move me. This sweet old lady has known me for awhile now, luckily she has my back and doesn’t bother trying to scold me.

    Fast forward to game 4, Holland sucks hard, down 7-1 and everyone starts leaving by the 5th inning. So I sit down with Colabello’s mom and Goins dad who are both pretty cool, and I ask them who that old fart in front of us is that yelled at me yesterday. Turns out it was none other than the master drug lord himself, papa Bautista. Apparently being a giant douche is something that gets genetically passed down from father to son.

    There’s my long winded ALDS story, thought you’d enjoy. Time to go into hibernation, see ya February Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, that’s awesome! You were badgering Papa Bautista!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, did he look like him?

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: Ya it looked a lot like him, especially the huge ears. I had to ask Goins dad just to be sure haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too bad it’s too late now, we should’ve got all of the Dads on the podcast!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: my boss has family in Canada and his cousins are buddies with Bautista. Apparently he is every ounce of the party animal prick he seems to be

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Friends with Joey Bats or Joey Bats Sr.?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Bats

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Can we figure out how to get dads on the podcast? Famous people’s dads

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I think our audience would rather have players wives

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Dallas Latos? Yeah, maybe… How about everyone related…Uncles, nephews, etc

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I think clubhouse whores like Alyssa from LA should count too.

                      One time I sat behind Don Mattinglys cousin and uncle at an Angel game but in hindsight that is a bad memory

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Are you being punny because you were behind them so it was their hinds in your sight?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: boom goes the dynamite

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Did you hear during the TBS broadcast the studio host say “boom motherfu**ing?”

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      nah, Ive napped during every game….pitchers duels, whaddyado

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It was after the game, he thought they were at commercial

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: @J-FOH: who watched SharkTank?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I watched

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: I was so geared up to see that guy get chewed up after his whole “dad-trepreneur” and wanting 100k for 10% of his “dream”. How good was it when he started trying to tell those “i’m just like you” stories he had lined up for each judge? I love when they bomb…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, he was so insincere, glad Robert called him on it… It was like he memorized 30-second trivia tidbits about each one

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: it was bizarre, he was trying way way too hard. In his effort to be relatable he became so unrelatable. I could mess with a slice of that pizza and a brookie for dessert though. And Lord knows I need some Dude Wipes. Cuban with the ill steal!….Oh, I have something for you Grey. Nathan For You tonight.

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, Nathan’s tonight…I’ll have to watch after The Voice… That brookie looked delicious, but man they all seemed unable to sell more than a couple of dozen…I’m about to call them up and be their business manager… The slice did seem good, but crazy expensive… Even by LA standards

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Old School Brother: Feliz!!! That’s a fantastic story. I was at the edge of my seat the whole way through. Sry for TEX falling out, I thought they had done enough in Toronto.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Thanks Ante. Still bummed, it’s gonna sting awhile. Still, I’ll take an ALDS exit over our horrendous 2014. Hopefully next year will be the year us Texans exorcise the demon!

    • Zeus says:
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      @Old School Brother: great story. I was rooting for the jays but that Bautista bat flip really was obnoxious. Still probably going to keep rooting for then. Honestly anybody other than the vile expansion team from queens

  4. The Big Yabu says:
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    Thanks for another great season — from pre-season rankings through to the end, helped me in multiple leagues.
    Now, one last question:
    5×5 roto dynasty league, all players kept indefinitely —
    I’ve been offered Billy Hamilton for either Matz or Odorizzi
    I do need steals and have pitching to spare, but I worry that BH is such a drain on other categories that he’s not even worth it, especially if he says at the bottom of the Reds’ lineup.
    Thoughts? WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take him for Odorizzi, it’s simply fair and could bite you in the ass

  5. ScreechOwl says:
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    Cutch just needs to change his name if he wants to be feared again.

    No one’s afraid of the Dread Pirate Andrew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s just not dreaded anymore

  6. Baezaworldseries says:
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    So is Cutch pretty much a Cano type now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has more value in a vacuum…

  7. Lets go Mets!

    Curious, who else was in your ranked tier called, “Sexy sexy hot hot dot com that makes you clear your cookies.”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t I list them?

      • @Grey: you did. if anyone else is interested they were: A. Garcia, K. Davis, A.J. Pollock, L. Martin, G. Polanco, O. Arcia, L. Cain, M. Betts

        Of course I drafted Martin from that tier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I grabbed Oswaldo a few places…Lowercase yay!

  8. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Cutch is going to be a perfect test of the question, “how much would you pay for the word ‘safe?'” Like Jones last year. Is a guy who seems like a lock for say 20-25 overall among hitters but who you don’t believe has a ceiling in the first round worth a first round pick? My guess is you’ll see him go inside the top 20 of virtually every draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t fall out of the top 20 b/c of ‘safe,’ I’d be surprised if he falls out of the top 15 for ‘track record’ and ‘safe’

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Karabell has Cutch 4th overall next season.

        Obviously early but it’s safe to say he’s still going to be drafting in the top 15.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No way, he has him 4th?!

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @Grey: Yeah buddy!

            A couple weeks ago, he released an “insider” article of his early top 25.

            Other noteables:

            Correa 11
            Arrietta 17
            Posey 20
            Rizzo 22

            Mookie is sitting at 19. I think you were planning on ranking him crazy high next season but it looks like you won’t be alone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sounds like it was written by a child who never played fantasy baseball before

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rizzo at 22 is insane!

              • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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                @Grey: me likely Rizzo being around in the mid 2nd round. pretty sick right there.

  9. Zeus says:
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    Players out of the top 20 who can jump in? Eaton, Soler, one of the endless stream of non prospect cardinals call ups who rake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over the top 40 in the coming days

  10. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Now it’s time to be a fan since fantasy baseball season is over. Come on Cubs! Don’t let the almanac be wrong…

    Thanks for the hitter wrap ups Grey! It’s a sad day now that first third and outfield has been covered… Bring on the pitching is deep recaps!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… The almanac also said they’d beat the Miami team

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: i’m pretty sure Toronto is going to move to Miami in the next week, at least that’s what the Mayans prophesised

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then Loria will trade Edwin and Joey Bats to the Dodgers

          • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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            @Grey: I don’t know if that would happen toronto would probably want puig in return and that’s just way too much

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Puig in Miami would cease to be a ballplayer and just become a nightclub promoter

              • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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                @Grey: ha ha, you nailed that one

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Like a baller!

  11. phenomenot says:
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    I’ve been keeping Eaton for the last few years, hoping for him to break out. His power this year was a nice surprise, and he has the potential to steal more bases, so i think he might-could-be the Pollock of tomorrow and will probably be overlooked in a lot of drafts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, Eaton could be Pollock of next year

  12. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Ok Gray I have two trade offers and need your advice.

    Trade #1: I trade Goldschmidt Tulo and Braun for Trout Miggy and Springer

    Trade #2: Cueto,Gomez and Springer for Pedroia,Marte and either Lynn,Gio or Gray.

    Please advise. Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side… Cueto side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Is Cueto your side? Post your team

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        First part of the deal is that I give up Goldschmidt,Tulo and Braun for Trout,Miggy and Springer.

        Then I would be giving up Cueto Gomez and springer in a deal for Marte Pedroia and either Gio,Lynn or gray. Would you do either,neither or both

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Trout…Not the 2nd deal

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            So just to be absolutely sure. I should trade Goldschmidt Tulo and Braun for trout Miggy and Springer. Right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe, you’re crazy

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Why am I crazy? I want to make sure that was what you said. Make the trade of Tulo goldschmidt and Braun for trout Miggy and Springer

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I was just kidding cause you’ve asked about the same trade for over a week….

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey it’s only because I want to be absolutely certain because the trade keeps changing. It’s going to a eight player deal now I will let you know here tomorrow

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, talk tomorrow

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Gray you have my roster. Who can I offer along with Goldschmidt, Tulo and Braun to get Trout,Miggy,Springer and Bautista?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I wouldn’t trade so many players

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      gray I am getting two or three offers from the guy who has trout around lunchtime. Hold tight and I’ll get you the offers. But if you can look at my last post about finding the fourth player for a 8 player deal

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, cool

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Here are the offers he made me.

                      1)Gold tulo and Harvey for trout Bautista and Greinke.

                      2)gold and Braun for trout and Bautista. Bautista loses 1b eligibility

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d do #2 for Trout

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Leaves me with only Votto as my 1b.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And…

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      ok it’s now a three team 15 player deal.

                      Trade 1) I give up Goldschmidt and Braun for Trout And Bautista

                      Trade 2) I then trade Gomez and Tulo for Encarnacion And Marte

                      Thoughts? Even though with this deal I don’t get Miggy unless I flip him for Miggy

                    • Grey

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                      I like both for you!

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      one person said no so back to the drawing board

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      wanted to flip Encarnacion for Miggy but was told no. You would rather have Encarnacion or Miggy? Can’t give the guy Goldschmidt without getting Miggy back

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Edwin

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  ok gray here we go again. Three team 15 player deal.

                  Team 1 Is me, team 2 is Ryan team 3 is Thomas.

                  Team 1 (me) Trades Goldschmidt and braun to Ryan (3) for trout and Bautista. Then I trade Gomez and Tulo to Thomas (2) for Encarnacion and Marte and then the third part of trade is Thomas trades Arrieta, Chapman and moncada to Ryan for Hamels, Papelbon,Betts and Smyly.

                  So the deal looks like this:

                  I get trout, Bautista, Encarnacion and Marte
                  Thomas gets: Gomez, Tulo, Hamels, Papelbon, Betts and Smyly
                  Ryan gets: Arrieta, Chapman, moncada, Braun and Goldschmidt

                  Do I make the deals and who wins the whole deal?

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    sorry Thomas is 2 Ryan is team 3

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Just tell me who you trade and who you get, I don’t need your friends names

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      gray here it is. Tell me on each if you do it

                      Trade 1: I trade Braun and Goldschmidt for Trout and Bautista

                      Trade 2: I trade Tulo and Gomez for Marte and Encarnacion

                      But in the blockbuster one guy gets Arrieta,Chapman and Goldschmidt

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s solid for you

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Ok I’m signing off on the deal

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What deal? Kidding

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      very funny now who would I need to offer to get chapman?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who do you have that they want?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey who won the trade

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Which trade?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      I’ll let you know who they want when they tell me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cool

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      the three team 15 player deal. Who won the deal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You did, homey

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Gray im interested in Rizzo. I tried offering him Encarnacion for him and he said no. He wants either Cole or Harvey along with either Severino Martinez or Wacha. Should I even consider it or stick with Encarnacion? I’ll have probably the 3-4-5 hitters in Toronto lineup. And what is fair trade value based on my roster for Daniel Murphy? Please advise.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I wouldn’t trade for Murphy… I’d want Rizzo over Edwin

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      3 offers on the table:

                      Offer 1: I give Harvey and Cole for Rizzo and Murphy
                      Offer 2: I give Cole and either Wacha Severino or Martinez for Rizzo and Murphy
                      Offer 3: Harvey and Severino for Rizzo and Murphy then I can flip Encarnacion to get a SP like price Fernandez or wainwright. Thoughts?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t trade for Murphy

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      or Harvey and Severino for Rizzo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d take Rizzo here

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      so offer the deal of Harvey and Severino for Rizzo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d take Rizzo there

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Gray I made the offer of giving up Harvey and Severino for Rizzo. Thoughts on that? Now my question to you is I will need 1 or 2 SP to replace Harvey. Who should I ask for in exchange for Encarnacion? I tried with one guy for one of these SP (Price, Wainwright or Fernandez) and he said that those SP are worth more than Encarnacion. I am trying for Greinke but not sure about it. Please advise Gray.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d take Rizzo there

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      it’s a moot point now gray because the guy with Rizzo said after he was more than likely going to accept my offer, then someone offered Gray,Soler,Myers and maybe Betts for Rizzo and is taking that offer which to me is a bs move.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That sucks

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      now I am stuck with Encarnacion

                    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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                      @Grey: wow, Cram too busy winning leagues, this is usually where he shows up to rip on this. and this one is a lot worse than the ones he usually rips on too.
                      Being “stuck with” Edwin is what Grey said is good for you.

  13. Scott Kimmel says:
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    So make the trade for Miggy but don’t do the Pedroia deal

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      C,1B Buster Posey (SF)
      C Russell Martin (TOR)
      1B Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)
      1B David Ortiz (BOS)
      1B Joey Votto (CIN)
      2B Jose Altuve (HOU)
      2B Devon Travis (TOR)
      3B Josh Donaldson (TOR)
      3B Mike Moustakas (KC)
      SS Carlos Correa (HOU)
      SS Troy Tulowitzki (TOR)
      OF Ryan Braun (MIL)
      OF Lorenzo Cain (KC)
      OF Shin-soo Choo (TEX)
      OF Andre Ethier (LAD)
      OF Carlos Gomez (HOU)
      OF Matt Kemp (SD)
      SP Gerrit Cole (PIT)
      SP Johnny Cueto (KC)
      SP Matt Harvey (NYM)
      SP Raisel Iglesias (CIN)
      SP,RP Carlos Martinez (STL)
      SP Max Scherzer (WAS)
      SP Luis Severino (NYY)
      SP Justin Verlander (DET)
      SP Michael Wacha (STL)
      RP Greg Holland (KC)
      RP Antonio Osuno (TOR)
      RP Francisco Rodriguez (MIL)
      RP Joakim Soria (PIT)
      RP Drew Storen (WAS)
      RP Shawn Tolleson (TEX)

  14. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1.) Busy past couple of weeks. Among the more notable events; having my identity stolen, going to my first playoff game, and winning my roto league. Although I did not join the end of season appreciation procession, I would like to take this time to give my thanks to Rudy, Grey, JFoh, Sky, Magoo, Ralph Lipschitz, Prospect Mike, Dan Pants, Smokey, and any writers I may have forgotten. Well done!
    2.) Just got done binge-watching The Returned, and what a f***ing show that is! Excellent recommendation. Wonderfully shot and acted. Some questions I would like to see answered in the upcoming season:
    a. Can Jerome look any more like a French stereotype?
    b. Do Lucy’s powers of communicating with the Dead mid-coitus extend beyond the cowgirl position?
    c. Will Julie see that Victor is the most sinister little bastard to darken the screen since the mute brother in Mystic River?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) I went to my first playoff game too and didn’t get my identity stolen, or steal yours… Point for me! 2) Can’t wait for the new season! A Ha! B. I don’t even remember which one was Lucy, watched it about a year ago C. Ha

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Which playoff game did you go to?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dodgers/Mets…Greinke vs. Syndergaard, Dodgers won… How about you?

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Cubs/Cards in St. Louis. Only game the Cubs lost in that series. I went with my elderly mother, and when she smelled/spotted a guy in the crowd on the way out taking some puffs off a pen, I explained to her what he was doing and that things had changed greatly in the world of reefer since she last rocked the ganj in the early 70s.

            Definitely a one of the high points of the outing considering the Cubs’ performance.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s awesome! I went with my elderly wife and we shared a helmet filled with nachos

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                lol

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: I have long held that sharing cheese-based snack foods served in protective headware is the one of the cornerstones of any successful marriage.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It brought us together, plus it gave me a chant to do…To the chant of Let’s go Dodgers…Let’s go helmet nachos!

  15. FrankGrimes says:
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    serious question
    can Siri really read your
    glorious words to me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Highlight words and click speak

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        sweet now if I could only add your voice (and giggles!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  16. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Since steals are down, does SAGNOF now just represent saves?

    Seems like maybe we should target a solid steals guy or two in drafts rather than picking up the scraps as usual. I’m thinking DeShields and Burns might be some good outfield targets. Pillar maybe?

    Oh yeah, and Hicks. Gotta get Hicks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just named all guys that were available super late in all leagues… So steals are still pretty cheap, ya know

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: True. None of those guys were drafted in my 12 team league.

        …and I dropped Revere and Eaton after about a month of crap to start the season.

        Okay, you talked me out of it. Back to drafting nonstop power.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  17. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    So to be abso-smurfley sure, without a doubt, no question whatsoever, I should trade my tinkers Evers and chance for his Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays? And just to make sure you know our league has a poem stat category. By the way my team in this two team league is as follows:

    Johnny bench
    Frank chance
    Evers
    Tinker
    Brooks Robinson
    Jim bunning
    Felix pie
    Doug Descenzo
    Joe DiMaggio -DH

    Bench
    Goldie, Arenado, Ozzie smith, Ryne Sandberg, Hector Villanuava, Lenny Dykstra

    My pitching staff is:
    Mordecai three finger brown
    Sandy Koufax
    Brett Saberhagen
    Satchel Paige
    Doc gooden
    Fernando Valenzuela
    Rob dibble
    Rolly fingers
    Goose Gossage
    Randy Meyers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’d you get Paige? And Three Finger?! Cmon, what is this a five team league?!

  18. McNulty says:
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    Would you keep Carlos Gomez $17, Carlos Carrasco $17, Danny Salazar $9, or Ian Desmond $6?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @McNulty:
      Grey will prolly say Gomez
      I just hate that guy
      I love me some cookie but
      $9 kzar is the right choice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh, you can find pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: call me crazy but I think Desmond for 6 bucks wouldn’t be a bad call/gamble

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If Desmond ends up on the Rockies, I’d agree

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey:There are other destinations he could succeed in. I just think he isnt as bad as he has looked this year and at the end of the season he could end up being not that different than Gomez….value wise. Of course I’m responding to all this without knowing the budget, how many teams, other keepers….you know the stuff we need to know that helps but hardly gets provided

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be

            • McNulty says:
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              @J-FOH:

              standard budget, 10 team, keep 8: Goldy, Rizzo, Arenado, Schwarber, Soler, Arrieta for $45. Can then keep one from the question plus either a $2 Grichuk, $10 Desmond or $8 odor

              6×6 OPS so slight emphasis on power over steals

            • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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              @J-FOH: i never stop wondering why people don’t volunteer that stuff without being prompted, it’s pretty obvious

  19. nick the dick says:
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    What’s the good word VII?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: you’re a hip hop snob

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Coincidence that i’m listening to you gots to chill right now? At ease soldier…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You watch Fargo?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Yeah it was so good. This show is so well done and shot that I can’t even look away for a meaningless second

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I find myself sitting on the edge of my seat, literally… I kinda wish it was on earlier though so I don’t have to deal with Cougs sleeping halfway through then asking me what happened once the credits roll

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Haha that’s the inevitable wife stuff. I count my wife out for the good shows and humor her by watching shitty ones with her….dude, just every scene and character and shot has this bleek, uneasy feeling to it that I love……did you watch Nathan by any chance??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I didn’t get Nathan until late, I’ll watch it tonight after a movie screening we have…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Nice…whatcha going to tonight?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  New Charlie Kaufman movie, honestly don’t know the name or what it’s about, but I’ve liked most of his others

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Word have fun. Get at me later if you get to Nathan

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      For sure, hit me up tomorrow

  20. Chilltown Rob says:
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    Grey need your help with this team I took over in a 12 H2H team league. The league is get ready for it…11 (R, H, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, Avg, & OBP) X 12 (IP, W, L, CG, SV, H, ER, BB, K, Holds, ERA, & WHIP).

    6 keepers (first 6 rounds of the snake draft), can keep forever. We can trade for picks and we have two UTL slots.

    Here’s my roster ( the only moves I’ve made were picking up Khris Davis, Piscotty, & Severino)

    C Brian McCann
    1B Prince Fielder
    2B Robinson Cano
    3B Yunel Escobar
    SS Elvis Andrus
    OF Justin Upton
    OF Matt Kemp
    OF Khris Davis
    OF Jason Heyward
    OF Stephen Piscotty
    OF Jorge Soler
    2B Howie Kendrick
    1B Victor Martinez
    OF Carlos Gomez
    3B Pablo Sandoval

    SP Yovani Gallardo
    SP Max Scherzer
    SP Noah SynderGaard
    SP Andrew Cashner
    SP Jon Lester
    RP Santiago Casilla
    RP Kelvin Herrera
    RP Andrew Miller

    So who are the guys I must keep?
    Also, I want to upgrade SS and try to make a deal for Correa, Lindor, or Seager. You think I have anyopne on my roster that I can move for one of them straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder, Upton, Cano, Gomez, Scherzer, Syndergaard

      I could see moving any of your bats for Correa or Seager, depends what they want

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Grey: Is Donnie gone? If not, can we really count on full time for Seager?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he has to be full-time at this point, he was the starter in the playoffs

          • Simply Fred

            Fred barker says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: ha! Kiss of death. Bye, bye Mattingly! On to floundering fish?
            Seager gold!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes!

    • Chilltown Rob says:
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      @Chilltown Rob:

      also have Luis Severino

  21. dom says:
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    are you guys eating Chinese food and doing cortisone without me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, sorry

  22. J-FOH says:
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    how was your screening last night? Ive been asleep all day with a respiratory infection

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks… The movie was bizarre, total Charlie Kaufman-type fare (he wrote Being John Malkovich and Adaption)… Was stop motion with puppets…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I watched the trailer last night, makes me want to do the kind of hallucinogens I dont do any more.

        Yeah its brutal right now, when I cough my shoulders hurt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nathan For You was solid per Nick the Dick’s suggestion, pretty hilarious

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: what channel is that on, or what service

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Comedy Central… Comedian goes into businesses to help them fix their business, they think he’s for real, he’s messing with them… I watched Monday’s episode on my phone…Google Nathan for You

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: will have to watch that, I told all the degenerate gamblers from the bar to put their money on the Mets against the Cubs, so far not one listened to me

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Cubs are making the Mets seem like the best team that’s ever put on stirrups and jock straps

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: the tip off to me was how the Mets handled game 5 against Dodgers. It looked like Dodgers were going to roll and the Mets never flinched. There arms battled through even when they looked bad. The other tip off was how the Cubs celebrated beating the Cardinals, they were running around Chicago like the won the world series and had everyone on their nuts. I didnt like that either, the Mets have that solemn underdog thing that I like to see.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Mets have better arms, about what it comes down to in a series

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      absolutely, but you also have to have your head screwed on straight. They do have better arms, but they also have locked in hitters

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, this shizz is over

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I hope this doesnt turn into the 2007 Rockies when they had like 8 or 9 days off between the NLCS and World Series and came out flat. Stupid TV, that series was the beginning of the end for me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah not sure when the Series will start

                    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                      @J-FOH: yep, i was worried about friends of mine up in CHI for the clincher wearing STL stuff, bunch of drunks running around having never won anything in their entire lives, suddenly beating big brother with all the stuff on it’s wall. Get out of town fast (unless you are the kind to not mind hanging out around it, like me, and if so get those jerseys off quick-like)

  23. nick the dick says:
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    Yo i’m that fuckin guy, cut and dry,
    But you don’t give a fuck if I,
    Ever make another cut again as long as i’m alive,
    Mystified, by the fact I wouldn’t be missed if I, died,
    With nobody misty eyed, wishing to hear a rhyme,
    I don’t wanna hear no new songs, i’m bored of ya lines,
    And i’m borderline, schizophrenic most of the time,
    I’m the crazy side, n you should be mortified,
    There’s more to find, but you don’t take the time,
    To let me build these brick and mortar rhymes,
    Yo my delivery is better than Digiorno,
    But instead they waitin’, anticipatin’ your flow,
    About spending cash, hey,
    I be poppin’ tags, on your toes,
    We need change like no tip, ya gotta go,
    Now why you got beef like Fuddruckers?
    I should be ya role model like Paul Rudd fuckers,
    Man I feel like Horton when I listen to the radio, i’m hearing who?
    And while they cheering you, i’m hearing boos? Sincerely confused,
    Cuz when i’m using the alphabet, I bet i’m the alpha male,
    But if we calculating record sales i’ll never prevail,
    You’ll never care, but neither will I,
    Me against the whole world, who ya hoping survives?
    But you can’t touch me like a stripper, unless you tip her,
    You and hip hop don’t fit like Cinderella’s slipper on her wicked sister,
    Cuz gettin’ money’s sweet like candy, n I want Moore like Mandy,
    But since you can’t stand me, what’s plan B?
    Keep jammin’ like Camby on these namby pambys,
    But to hear me, you’re like a bald man, you have to pay,
    So miss me or kiss me ass and send money my way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! “Borderline schizophrenic” makes me think this is Kool Keith… BTW, watched Nathan and loved it, good call…Alligators killed me, though a bunch of the people seemed like actors

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: I suppose i’m Kool Keithish…..nice! Stupid silly funny right? He has has some really ridiculous ones on season 1, not to mention getting sued by Starbucks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was sued by Starbucks? Why? So, that rhyme is you? That’s awesome, man!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Yeah my rhyme. Trying to spice up the comments….yeah he did one episode where he was helping a small coffee shop and changed their name to ‘Dumb Starbucks’ and made everything look identical to Starbucks, only it had dumb in front of it

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: we need NuMark to make you some beats

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: Get us on the podcast for a cypher!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha… I love this guy… Nice rhyme, bro!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Thanks my man!….are there old episodes of Nathan available online or wherever? I could steer you to some of the funniest ones

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m not sure if they’re available… I’ve never heard of it before

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: He also did a whole fake dating show like The Bachelor called ‘The Hunk’ which was awesome. Not to mention the Claw Of Shame

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I thought TV price match was brilliant, reminded me of something I would do

  24. J-FOH says:
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    THE DUDA ABIDES!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This game ended fast

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Travis D’ Are Gone!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was hoping for a little more of a series, Cubs rolled over fast

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you dont want to meet the Mets in a dark alley right about now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They could beat the Royals pretty easily right now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Got hot at the right time

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: at least it isnt Travis Ishikawa, looking at tonights line up they arent a bad hitting team

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, when they’re hitting… Uh-oh, Yoenis must be hurt

  25. J-FOH says:
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    Im watching dumb starbucks right now

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: Nice

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: I can’t get no erection!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: Haha where you watching episodes?

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: Word. Watch ‘souvenier shop/E.L.A.I.F.F.’

  26. J-FOH says:
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    you have got to be kidding me with Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s going in the first round next year!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Hey Grey, do I take Correa or Murphy with the 11th pick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Murphy!

  27. JoeG414 says:
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    Mets Baby
    More like the 69 Mets ,than the 86 Mets.

    Seaver, Kos and Gentry = deGroom , Hav and Thor

    Cesp = Clendenon

    Agee ,Jones , Swoboda and Shamsky = Conforto , Grandy and Lagares

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, awesome… Let’s go Mets!

  28. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, where will Soler be ranked next year? Overall and OF

    With Soler did a good job in postseason, do you think him much better than this year? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe top 40 OF, I like Soler a lot, yeah

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Wilson: damn shame he did that during TV airtime playoffs too, his price for next year WAS about to be cheaper than this year, till that.

  29. nick the dick says:
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    Mattingly’s out! Mattingly’s out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he’ll be put in charge of Al Qaeda, to eliminate their power

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I read the Marlins are liking him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marlins, Al Qaeda, tomato tomahto

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you see the second letter in Marlins and the second letter of Qaeda are the same….oh shizz, the second letter in Mattingly is the same too. I’m calling in Oliver Stone

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Marlins are in a weird place, Loria is a moron that tries to lose games and Mattingly is a moron that will lose games for him, but will they both be too moronic to latch onto each other?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: is a moron times a moron a not a moron?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t know if basic math works for these guys

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: what is the square root of a moron?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Matt Williams?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      walt weiss’ left nut?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      On Weiss’s left nut, he should get a tattoo of Matt Williams’s face

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      by his managerial decision I have to assume that’s a mighty small nut

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      His left nut will never know lefty/righty splits either

  30. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Any chance Bird gets full playing time with the Yanks? (Stuck behind Teixeira again?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust Bird to play every day as of right now, but guys could be traded

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!
        (not counting on too many teams trading for Teix/Arod–will temper hopes of Bird soaring :-))

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  31. J-FOH says:
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    I was listening to the podcast today and I caught that you get to go to all these screenings because you are a member of the screen writers guild. How does one become a part of the screen writers guild? Do I actually have to write something?

  32. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Gray, the guy who just got Rizzo just made me an offer for Rizzo. He said Encarnacion and one of these pitchers would get it done along with Pedroia and Duffy. My choices are: Harvey, Martinez Scherzer Severino Verlander Wacha or holland. I’m thinking Severino and Encarnacion for Duffy Pedroia and Rizzo. What do you think?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      never mind Gray. As per usual he misread the email thought I only asked for Duffy and Pedroia for Encarnacion and Severino

  33. Christine Michael: one Unlucky Whitehead (just pop him or not) says:
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    i wouldn’t feel bad about not seeing cruz’s HR coming, it’s not like you are his connection and should know for sure.

  34. Christine Michael: one Unlucky Whitehead (just pop him or not) says:
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    i remember remarking on how silly it sounded with a guy like braun being projected as a .261 hitter in preseason, he line drive rate was still good even if his speed had lessed (which it hadn’t really, but i wouldn’t have thought he’d get that many steals either)

  35. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    A guy in my league is coming to me asking for Cole and Votto. This is his team:

    C Devin Mesoraco (CIN)
    1B Prince Fielder (TEX)
    1B Freddie Freeman (ATL)
    1B Eric Hosmer (KC)
    2B,3B Matt Carpenter (STL)
    2B,SS,OF Odubel Herrera (PHI)
    2B Jason Kipnis (CLE)
    2B,3B Anthony Rendon (WAS)
    3B Nolan Arenado (COL)
    3B,OF Joey Gallo (TEX)
    SS Orlando Arcia (MIL)
    OF Charlie Blackmon (COL)
    OF Rusney Castillo (BOS)
    OF Jason Heyward (STL)
    OF Adam Jones (BAL)
    OF Carlos Gonzalez (COL)
    SP Mark Appel (HOU)
    SP Homer Bailey (CIN)
    SP,RP Carlos Carrasco (CLE)
    SP Jose Fernandez (MIA)
    SP Lucas Giolito (WAS)
    SP Francisco Liriano (PIT)
    SP Michael Pineda (NYY)
    SP David Price (TOR)
    SP,RP Carlos Rodon (CWS)
    SP Danny Salazar (CLE)
    SP,RP Marco Stroman (TOR)
    SP Masihiro Tanaka (NYY)
    SP Julio Teheran (ATL)
    SP Adam Wainwright (STL)
    RP Dylan Bundy (BAL)
    RP Glen Perkins (MIN)
    RP Trevor Rosenthal (STL)

    Does he have anything worth me giving Cole and Votto up?

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