We’re gonna find out if the top 20 shortstops are as Ken Bonerific as the top 20 2nd basemen.  Hint:  they are.  Damn, I gotta work on building suspense.  That hint pretty much gives the whole kit away and tacks the kaboodle onto its back as it’s walking out the door.  Goodbye, kit and kaboodle, I just gave you away for nothing.  I am very charitable.  When I go to Whole Foods, I only throw a small hissy fit when they ask me to donate money, “Take a dollar out of the $12 per pound olive bar and you donate!”  To recap, this final ranking is from our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater with my comments.  The Player Rater allows me to be impartial while looking at how I ranked them in the preseason.  Anyway, here’s the top 20 shortstops for 2016 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

1. Jonathan Villar – Went over him already in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

2. Jean Segura – Went over him already in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

3. Ian Desmond – He has a serious Saberhagenmetrics thing going on.  In 2015, he was one of the least valuable players for fantasy and could barely find a job in 2016.  In 2014, he was top 25 overall for fantasy value.  In 2013, well, he was good then too, but even Saberhagenmetricians goof sometimes.  What does this mean for 2017?  Well, did you see Desmond’s 2nd half this past year?  Let’s just say he entered August with 20 HRs, and ended the year with 22 homers.  Preseason Rank #7, 2016 Projections: 68/21/74/.241/12, Final Numbers:  107/22/86/.285/21

4. Manny Machado – I have a Dr. Seuss book to read to Machado’s owners.  It’s called, Who Stole His Steals?  “Who stole his steals?  I’d like to know, for reals.  Who stole his steals?  Did he eat too many heavy meals?  Who stole his steals?  Why is he running in place like Jennifer Beals?”  Preseason Rank #1 for 3rd Basemen, 2016 Projections:  94/30/109/.298/18, Final Numbers: 105/37/96/.294

5. Xander Bogaerts – There was a moment in the 1st half where it seemed Bogaerts was going to be a top shortstop and potentially a top 10 pick next year.  After his 2nd half, there’s just as many question marks as periods. <–Philosophical!  Preseason Rank #2, 2016 Projections: 88/17/84/.306/12, Final Numbers:  115/21/89/.294/13

6. Eduardo Nunez – The one issue with using the Player Rater for the end of the season recap is I don’t fully agree with it every time.  Empirically, I understand Nunez had this much value and more value than, say, Seager or Lindor, but I would’ve preferred the latter two all season.  Less peaks and valleys and more steady production.  Either way, Nunez did give huge value considering where you needed to draft him, which was nowhere.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers: 73/16/67/.288/40

7. Francisco Lindor – The whole point of these recaps is what we can learn from last year to take with us to next year.  Lindor’s lesson is simple, it shows you how valuable a guy hitting third all year can be.  If you put Lindor’s year as a seven-hole hitter (which he would never be, but I’m making a point, shut yo face!), Lindor is basically Freddy Galvis with a better average.  Before you scoff, you scoffer, Galvis had 20 HRs and 17 SBs.  Preseason Rank #4, 2016 Projections: 86/10/62/.289/22, Final Numbers: 99/15/78/.301/19

8. Corey Seager – I’ll tell you what — Disembodied Voice, “What will you tell us?” — I’ll tell you that I may have ranked Seager third in the preseason and he only ended up 8th for shortstops, but I can’t imagine anyone actually upset about drafting him.  Or any of the guys above him.  Though, I have my reservations about Nunez as mentioned in his blurb.  Preseason Rank #3, 2016 Projections: 81/19/63/.284/8, Final Numbers: 105/26/72/.308/3

9. Jose Ramirez – Went over him already in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

10. Carlos Correa – Out of curiosity, because like a 1950s pool cue I’m a curio, Steamer projected Correa for 84/23/87/.277/22.  Looks closer than mine but his steals still went the way of Machado.  As I said in the top 20 1st basemen post about Rizzo, Correa may have disappointed, but it’s hard to be truly disappointed with him.  You might have lost your league due to expecting Archer to be your ace, or Bautista to be your #1 outfielder, or thinking The Donkfather and Urban Donkey would combine for a .265 average, but you didn’t lose due to Correa.  Preseason Rank #1, 2016 Projections: 103/24/95/.292/26, Final Numbers:  76/20/96/.274/13

11. Elvis Andrus – Couple of things jump out at me with Andrus.  A) I’m surprised by his high ranking here.  B) He’s not ranked this high because he’s better than the cream of the crap, i.e., he was good vs. others just being bad.  C) There’s no C.  D) A Google suggested fill-in when you get halfway thru his name cracks me up, “Elvis And Nixon.”  Preseason Rank #13, 2016 Projections: 71/7/57/.261/27, Final Numbers: 75/8/69/.302/24

12. Trevor Story – I might’ve been close in ranking on Story and his projections don’t look totally off, but I completely underestimated him and the power of Coors.  I’m only close in ranking and projections because Story missed sixty games.  I worried about Story’s Ks, and they were terrible, but Coors fixes all ills — aills? — and I’m willing to take a bet that Mario Mendoza would hit .260 in Coors.  Preseason Rank #9, 2016 Projections: 62/18/68/.242/17, Final Numbers:  67/27/72/.272/8

13. Brad Miller – Went over him already in the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

14. Marcus Semien – I called Semien a sleeper in the preseason, but I should’ve labeled him nocturnal emission.  In the preseason I said 25/20 wasn’t attainable for Semien, but I likely said that due to the 25 HRs and not because of the 20 SBs.  So, he didn’t attain it, but not due to my likely reason.  Little did I know Ghetto Yellowstone (O.co) couldn’t even suppress power this year.  Preseason Rank #8, 2016 Projections:66/18/72/.262/10, Final Numbers: 72/27/75/.238/10

15. Eugenio Suarez – One small note, I doubt any of you were true Eugeniuses and held him all year to get all of his stats, so your fantasy team log stats on Suarez are likely closer to my projections.  And that’s how you make it seem like you were right when you weren’t!  Preseason Rank #22, 2016 Projections: 54/15/64/.241/4, Final Numbers: 78/21/70/.248/11

16. Didi Gregorius – If in March you would’ve failed to mention that everyone and Ted Williams’ frozen head would hit 20 homers this year and just told me Didi Smalls would hit 20 homers, I would’ve be like, “I see some shortstops tonight that should be having my baby…bay-be.”  Preseason Rank #34, 2016 Projections: 51/10/55/.268/4, Final Numbers:  68/20/70/.276/7

17. Addison Russell – Went over him already in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

18. Aledmys Diaz – It’s true I didn’t rank him, but he wasn’t on the Opening Day roster (was called up one day after OD when Pham was injured).  It’s also true I didn’t have much faith in him the first week of April, but by the 2nd and 3rd week, I told everyone to pick him up, and I know this because I picked him up myself.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers:  71/17/65/.300/4

19. Brandon Crawford – Here’s the type of player I don’t ever buy in a draft.  High floor, low ceiling player, we should call them Mertin Flemmers.  Preseason Rank #17, 2016 Projections: 54/14/70/.248/5, Final Numbers: 67/12/84/.275/7

20. Asdrubal Cabrera – He needed a huge last month to sneak into the top 20 and bump out Freddy Galvis, Starlin Castro and Tulo, in that order.  That’s right, Tulo was the 23rd shortstop, and I called him a schmohawk in the preseason.  The crazy thing (not really crazy), I get the sense that Tulo will likely be drafted around where he was again next year.  As for Asdrubal, I like to replace Starboy in the new Weeknd song with Asdrubal.  Look what you done?  I’m a mothereffin’ Asdrubal!  Preseason Rank #21, 2016 Projections:  60/14/63/.249/8, Final Numbers: 65/23/62/.280/5

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Good write-up,

    a. Sad about Story. Is he done for 2017 as well? What is the recovery time for his injury?

    b. So los Gigantes won one (stutterer), now Moore has to spin his magic. Seems highly unlikely for the Giants to beat the Cubs.

    c. Agree totally on Nunez. He was good in spurts, bad at times and generally below average. For roto he was good for H2H not good.

    d. Just getting into watching Rambo First Blood I (1982) for next year’s assignment. Guess who has a role as law enforcement in Rambo First Blood I (1982)? You guessed it, David Caruso, aka Horatio Caine. So I got my segue from Horatio Caine from this season to next season with John J. Rambo quotes. Makes sense, right?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Curious on a. as well – last I’d heard (back when it first happened) he was fully expected to be 100% before spring training 2017.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Here’s the quote I was looking for from FG: “Trevor Story will miss the rest of the regular season with a torn ligament in his thumb . . . but with an eight-week recovery time, Story could return if the Rockies make the playoffs. All the past injuries like this one had the return time around 60-days which is in line with what the team is reporting. A couple of points to keep in mind. First, I expect Story to fully finish his rehab even if the Rockies are not in the playoffs. The team will want to know if he is 100% and he needs no more surgeries before shutting him down. If he does need surgery, he can get it before the start of next season. Also, don’t expect the injury to linger into the future as most hand/finger injuries don’t affect future production.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Nah, he should be fine for 2017 B. Unlikely but not impossible C. Exactly D. HAHA, that’s amazing

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Point / Counterpoint. In life, as in fantasy baseball, everything has to be logical. Therefore making the segue from Horatio Caine quotes to John J Rambo quotes is important (with David Caruso appearing as one of the Sheriff’s many deputies in Rambo I).

        b. Going to be interesting who los Doyers start tonight. CK or Urias (Heat). Prolly better to start Urias and save CK for game 5 but then gotta get to game 5 to make that matter. What’s your take, Kimosabe?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. It’s scary how connected these two are… Like Masons, UFOs and Andrelton… B. I think you have to go CK and then pray you can cobble something together for Game 5

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: did I see First Blood quotes? I know how you hate to talk about yourself but your goof friend was in first blood.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh yeah! I’ve never seen it, but Mulkey was, that’s right

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: the blues man himself. You know you could probably get him a cult following around here. Boost those CD sales…and seriously go watch first blood, it’s the best one

            • Ante GALIC says:
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              @Big Odio: Jack!

              a. Nice pic btw. Can just make you out under the sombrero.

              b. True story! When I worked with the Spanish Army in Kosovo (2003/2004), the Colonel (Luis Aragones, not the famous soccer player) had a Lieutenant Colonel who is about 4’10” with a bushy mustache. His nickname – El Mexicano.

              c. John J Rambo quotes start April 2, 2017.

              d. Thanks again for allowing me to join your league. It was a distinct pleasure.

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Ante GALIC: no prob. Sorry I didn’t really play. Vin took over after I bailed. Well he took over after I didn’t do anything for two months. The pic is an actual logo for a Mexican league team. I also have a very short mexican uncle with the bushy push broom mustache.

                • Ante GALIC says:
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                  @Big Odio: Jack!

                  Nice and when my sister and I went to Mexico for reading week my sophomore year of college (her freshman year) a Mexicano with a nice bushy mustache showed my sister the ropes in the back seat of his car. Some brother I was, it was in Mazatlan, Sinaloa state (in Suites La Siesta on Olas Altas street.). We didn’t go for the bullfighting tour. Mostly hung out in Senor Frogg’s!

                  Cheers,
                  Ante

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Ante GALIC: way to go brother, she got the chorizo tour!

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      @Ante GALIC: D was funny.

  2. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Good morning, October Recap Grey!

  3. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Dangerous to pro-rate . . . but since Story did play 97 games . . . tack on those extra 60 GP and you get:

    108/44/117/.272/13

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Very dangerous pro-rate since:
      1. he likely wouldn’t play 157 games in a season, even healthy. And likely will be treated with kid gloves a bit next year early on.
      2. The league always adjusts to hitters. Always. He has clear holes in his swing, the league will exploit that.
      3. It’s not that I don’t see him hitting 40 home runs in coors, it’s very possible, but it’s the other counting stats that will suffer with the average likely falling to the .245 range.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @CMUTimmah: DETAILS! (all of which are totally legit, but one can dream in Coors!). There’s a great article on a site which shall not be named talking about how pitchers in 2016 threw to Story about 3 or 4 different ways, and each time he adjusted. Their point was that although he has major holes in his swing, he’s very aware of how he’s being pitched and adept at knocking the crap out of the ball in all different spots whenever he does make contact…or something like that.

        PS – can you tell I have him in my keeper league?

  4. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey, given the surge in power in MI this season, you thinking of changing up the draft strategy? As I’ve picked up here, I usually draft high on whatever position is plentiful with good bats (usually 3B, 1B, OF) and punt the positions that have a handful of stars and many scrubs (2B, SS, C). Are we flipping the script now? You drafting a 2B and/or SS before round 10 now?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: I wouldn’t change anything based on one season…other than guys like Correa, Seager, Odor, Altuve….I’d wait on others

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        I’m a very risk averse person as well (didn’t touch Mike Trout or Jose Bautista in their second season after their first big years, for example), but we’d have to ignore *a lot* of people in 2017, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: Agree with F… Need to see more, but it’s encouraging for MI… The thing is, you still need corner infidels… Not like you can punt them

  5. Foul balls says:
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    In a 10 team keeper league who do you like more Story or Nunez?

  6. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    What up boo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Swear to God, Cougs just said morning boo to me… You guys plan that?

      • Big Odio says:
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        Maybe she was booing you? Did you take out the trash?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, now that you say it…

  7. Big Odio says:
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    Would be curious to see this list with only players eligible at SS for next year in E$PN. Yahoo gives away eligibility like popcorn at a car dealership.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Odio: HA… That is a pain in the ass list to compile…

      • Big Odio says:
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        @Grey: sounds like a challenge. I accept…

        I’m probably asking the wrong guy but has rudy ever done dollar values that show how valuable a player was while they were playing. Guys like Story, Turner and Diaz had great years but I would like to see how they performed in relation to others. Like how homicide rates per capita will show a smaller city up top even though less people got killed because in relation to the citys population it’s a higher percentage of people killed. I hope that made sense. I don’t even know with me sometimes

  8. Cram It says:
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    This Scout payout is really sticking in my craw. I still haven’t received my winnings. My recent email included threats of penetrating body parts with foreign objects.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Could you forward to me? I’m ping my contact over there

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Oh, thanks. I did. The two or three times I followed up after what I forwarded you has not received a response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Emailed

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Saw that. Good looking out! Thank you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No worries, sorry it’s taking so long

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Not your fault. I didn’t know you had to fill out a w-9? And there’s nothing prompting you to do so on the site or a link on how do complete one. It’s too much.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s ridiculous for $75, bit too much red tape

    • Big Odio says:
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      @Cram It: like bamboo under the fingernails?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Big Odio: Coffee enema?

        • Big Odio says:
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          @Cram It: some people might take that as a suggestion…and want one

  9. Ken says:
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    Unless I’m crazy (which is likely) you did not go over Brad Miller in the Top 20 2nd Basemen!

  10. PK says:
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    Nice recap. It’s amazing how good shortstop was this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Especially where they were last year

  11. Scott says:
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    Kershaw vs Joe “Dance Party” Ross tonight!

    JB must be on Cloud 9 right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! You know he is

  12. Bruce says:
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    Do you think Elvis can repeat something like .290 8/25 next year, and repeat is top 10 ranking? If he can move back to leadoff with Desmond gone, thats 100 runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doutful that’s a top ten season, but 8/25 sounds about right, maybe 6/30

  13. Big Odio says:
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    My co-workwr was telling me how much he loves the double wild card and the changes to the playoffs because hey they need to maximize their money. But today he starts complaining that every dodger playoff game is a day game. I explained to him the cubs are primetime viewing right now and that’s the way it goes in the changes you love so much. Well let’s just say he is rethinking his love of all this and kinda hates the reality I ripped on him. Making friends everyday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a human build a bear… You are right, of course… During the Giants’ game last night, they said the Dodgers won’t know what time they’re playing tomorrow until the Cubs’ game ends

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Asmodus is the mod name

      • Big Odio says:
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        @Grey: Everything its cool until it affects them….like heroin abuse.History will never remember the impact TV had on baseball during this era. I thought it was strange the Indians and Jays have to wait til Friday to play

        My other co-worker is a hard core over the edge fan, he cracks me up with how much it affects him. He ranted about how at no time in a season would a team have this many day games in a row and if they can move the games around if the Cubs won then why wouldn’t they have moved yesterdays after missing the off day because of the rain out then having to play an early game. Oh man, its been fun watching people get unhinged. Maybe not fun, more validating of what Ive been telling people since they screwed the playoffs up.

        • Grey

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          I’m more disappointed that kids can’t see playoff games… Don’t really know how you grow a fan base when they’re in school… I’d prefer all the games were at night, just on different TV channels, but it’ll never happen

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: great point. MLB hates kids!

            My coworker had it up on his monitor at work and the outfield isn’t even sold out…WTF!!!!! So lame that for an elimination game you can’t sell it out because people got jobs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s pretty lame, I don’t even know how they sold the tix… If there’s a Cubs game in San Fran, then the game is at one, otherwise it’s at night? Who can plan for that?

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: this is just the Cubs world and we’re living in it. And they say this is a fair and impartial way of doing things

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Who says this is fair? Cubs fans?

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Grey: no MLB, who has never influenced anything ever and has always been an impartial and first class organization. They always uphold the highest standard of integrity

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, this is true… terrific integrity

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      I heard if you look up integrity in the dictionary it’s just a picture of the mlb logo and a reference to bud selig

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, it’s just a picture of a toupee floating with no head, like a Mr. Potato Head piece

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, I got a new vape mod with a cloud beast… Approve, disapprove, disapprove for the sake of disapproving?

      • Big Odio says:
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        @Grey: I rarely vape and am out of the loop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t vape anymore?

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: Nah, it became a hassle and really expensive

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So you’re smoking again?

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: Yuptcha

  14. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi Grey — SS and 2b were the rage this year. Odor, Dozier, Segura (the Brewers are losers, hello KDavis, KRod for squat), Nunez, Didi, Lindnor, etc. Along with SS eligibility (long word) for Castro, Kang, and others.

    Desmond biggest surprise.

    Next year – Correa, MMachado, Lindor, Seager, and XB heading the list. Didi finishes top 10.

    You still interested in our 25+ year old auction 5×5 mixed keeper roto draft at the Fridays deck at Miller Park next year? Usually the Sat or Sun right before season opener. email me.

    Titos on the rocks at sunset–chow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brewers are indeed losers, I’m gonna tell JB… I’d love to come to Milwaukee, it’s just not very close to me

      • Gigorilla says:
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        email me if interested, we can arrange lodging and transport from airport gratus.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, will do

  15. nick the dick says:
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    Tell me you watched the last couple Atlantas. Show is something else…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m really enjoying it… Paperboy is the best… I haven’t loved the last few Better Things though…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Paperboy cracks me up. Those fake BAN commercials they had going into the regular commercials was brilliant. Last two eps barely even had Earn and they were still great….wow, suprised you haven’t loved Better Things, I like it alot

        • Grey

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          The last one with the daughter spazzing on life felt unfocused… And the one with the manager not telling her about the pilot made no sense to me… The manager wanted to lose the pilot for her? Was she negotiating hard? Cause it just seemed like she was purposely Mr. Bungling it without a reason… Paperboy! Paperboy! Let’s make some paper…boy!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Ya know what, I agree. Especially on the agent having some sort of grudge we never find out about? It was strange. The last episode about the older daughter, though, I watched last night and I thought it was fantastic….that trans-racial guy on Atl, oh man. I’d tell the kids to just be themselves. And also, stop dressing so crazy haha. I wish the Black American Network was real.

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    Phew it’s back. Couldn’t log on this morning here (probs around 3am your time), Cougs pull the server cable out?

    What in high heavens was Bochy doing last night. Go to your pen but bring your “closer” in first, if you don’t trust him then use Will Smith who’s been your best reliever. Don’t bring in all these other clowns to sh*t the bed first! Gah that was Maddoning to watch, the way Maddon schooled him with the Coughan pretense then turning to righty Contreras was hillarious.

    Now just need my Nats to get through. Kershaw out the way and Max to come, so I’m confident of our chances no matter who the Dodgers throw out there.

    Oh and Segura was a stud this year, thanks for that one! NB in future, anyone going to AZ will rake, that park is Coors 2.0.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I think we were down overnight… Bochy was overmanaging, but Romo is a joke, and Will Smith they view as a lefty on lefty guy, for whatever reason… Though, I agree with you, Smith is better than that

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        @Grey: Tulo at 23rd for SS this year is utterly INSANE, seeing as he didn’t even have a bad year! We’d be creaming our pants for 24 homers from a SS a year or two ago- SS numbers have gone utterly bonkers. Never before would big names like Tulo and D Gordon be left off your blurbs- bet you were thinking aww damn I don’t get to tell people how right I was about these guys! Ha

        1B loses Papi for next season too. Could it be that 2B and SS both overtake 1B in terms of position strength? Nuttier than a (ah wait I’ll just leave the puns to you)

        • Grey

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          I mentioned Tulo, saying how right I was about him… I also mentioned Dee Gordon, who screwed me real good due to his doping ways… 1B will be stronger and deeper, but not by as much

  17. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    RA is in CA next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whereabouts?

      • Big Odio says:
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        @Grey: Santa Ana on October 20th.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are we there?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: I’ll be there in spirit

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: I might depending on baby’s mama wok schedule that day. I’m going to go see my buddy at the local record store. He’ll know what time the acts go on. And might have tickets there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet!

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: you down to go?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, definitely

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Road trip!

            • Big Odio says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: we live on opposite sides of Santa Ana. He can meet me there

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As long as it’s not with Breckin Meyer and Tom Green

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Do you make fun of Behrens and Sex Drive?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why don’t I?!

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. I mean I’ve never actually watched it, maybe it deserved an Oscar.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t pretend you never saw it, c’mon, we’re amongst friends here

                    • Big Odio says:
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                      I saw it!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah and he’s never heard of a rolling brownout either. Pfft!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @nick the dick: I don’t know what that means, and I really want to Google it but I’m afraid of what I’d find at work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, we talk a lot about J-FOH in the newest podcast

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: oh that will really pull in the listeners

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or one, you

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: I’m vain now that I won perts so I have to listen

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Jack Full of Big Head

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Grey: that’s what the ladies call me….ooooooh!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ewwwwww

  18. Big Odio says:
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    Really talked up the handing of your asses I did. Wow. So much time wasted listing to that podcrap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Big Odio says:
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        @Grey: I think my favorite part was the galpin commercial. Speaking of JB, an we call him the Big Gilp?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get it from Gilpin! Instead of 90 ounces of soda, he’s 90 inches… the Big Gilp!

  19. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    My league is expanding to 10 teams next season. I need to make 6 players available for the expansion draft. This is my team, and which 6 should I make available?

    Buster Posey (SF)
    Yuli Gurriel (HOU)
    David Ortiz (RETIRED)
    Albert Pujols (LAA)
    Joey Votto (CIN)
    Jose Altuve (HOU)
    Jose Ramirez (CLE)
    Josh Donaldson (TOR)
    Manny Machado (BAL)
    Carlos Correa (HOU)
    Lorenzo Cain (KC)
    Michael Conforto (NYM)
    Adam Duvall (CIN)
    Carlos Gonzalez (COL)
    Max Kepler (MIN)
    Starling Marte (PIT)
    Mike Trout (LAA)
    Madison Bumgarner (SF)
    Johnny Cueto (SF)
    Jacob deGrom (NYM)
    Danny Duffy (KC)
    Kenta Maeda (LAD)
    Jose Quintana (CWS)
    Max Scherzer (WAS)
    Blake Snell (TB)
    Justin Verlander (DET)
    Taijuan Walker (SEA)
    Wade Davis (KC)
    Edwin Diaz (SEA)
    Sam Dyson (TEX)
    Jeurys Familia (NYM)
    Greg Holland ()
    Ryan Madson (OAK)
    Adam Ottavino (COL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson, Holland, Dyson, Davis, ottavino, Ortiz

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        papi is retired, madson is going in the gary sanchez deal. I agree with Holland i was also thinking Kepler, Walker. what other 3

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kepler and Walker makes sense too

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            why did you pick Wade Davis, Dyson and ottovina. If I do that it will rip my bullpen apart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Dyson, Walker, Ottavino, Kepler

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        would you rather have Conforto or Duvall

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tough call, honestly… I’d like go Duvall

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I know you said earlier in the season that Conforto is a buy low candidate and then he will because you wont be get him cheap after this

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah but Duvall actually was good already… depends on how much risk you want

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                When I see Duvall, he reminds me of an Adam Dunn. Low avg, High HR’s and k’s

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He was a top 20 outfielder this year, Conforto has never come close to that

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    ok you convinced me. i’ll leave Conforto exposed to the expansion draft.

  20. Count de Monetball says:
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    Where was this Dusty Baker when I needed him, signed mark prior

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

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