So, how’s everyone holding up without fantasy baseball every day?  I don’t know what to do with myself!  This weekend I wandered into a Starbucks and told the coffeerista about Chris Tillman for 2015.  Then I laughed hysterically for a good twenty minutes until someone asked me to leave.  We’ve gone over the final 2014 fantasy baseball rankings for hitters and the top 20 starters.  There’s no more of these godforsaken recap posts left before we’re into 2015 fantasy baseball.  You’re welcome.  Well, there are Rudy’s recaps of every fantasy sites projections that are coming eventually and Sky’s “Is pitching that deep?” posts.  I, my over-the-internet friend, will be talking about 2015 rookies next.  Anyway, here’s the top 40 starters for 2014 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

21. Cole Hamels – This will be a small recurring theme within this recap, I shouldn’t have panicked as much on spring training injuries to pitchers.  I liked Hamels and Iwakuma in the preseason, then they had arm injuries and I backed off.  Though on the other side of that is Mike Minor and Latos, two guys I also backed off on.  See, I was able to turn that around into a positive.  Your New Agey chakra shizz is working for me, Deepak!  Preseason Rank #31, 2014 Projections: 11-10/3.68/1.18/192, Final Numbers:  9-9/2.46/1.15/198

22. Hisashi Iwakuma – Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!  One small note, Wade Davis had SP elginbaylorbility and ranked 22nd overall for pitchers on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, but since he was used in relief this past year, I skipped him in my recap.  Hisashi’s ERA was up a tad from his(ashi) 2.66 in 2013, but he was a better pitcher for the majority of the year until he flamed out at the end of the year due to an injury.  This is almost as raycess as saying Asians are good at math, which I personally find to be the least offending stereotype of all-time — Oh, no, they called me smart! — but the Asian import pitchers are proving themselves to be hella reliable.  Preseason Rank #33, 2014 Projections: 10-6/3.59/1.10/145, Final Numbers:  15-9/3.52/1.05/154

23. Doug Fister – For a guy with a name like Fister, you’d expect at least a few punch outs.  I guess it depends on your definition of ‘a few,’ but holy schnikeballs his Ks were low last year.  Jake Diekman and six other relievers had more Ks than Fister last year.  Fister’s Ks were so bad, I looked at two different sources to make sure there wasn’t a mistake.  There wasn’t.  Preseason Rank #32, 2014 Projections: 11-9/3.57/1.23/140, Final Numbers:  16-6/2.41/1.08/98

24. Sonny Gray – Hey it’s my boy!  Hey, boy!  Say hello to your mother for me.  Hey, your mother is my boo!  Hey, boo!  Gray could be put into the same category as Teheran from the top 20 starters.  Sure, he didn’t perform anywhere near as I would’ve hoped, yet he performed exactly as I hoped.  Uh-oh, I’ve painted myself into a logic corner.  Prepare for me to Dutch Boy my way out.  Gray’s K-rate dropped, walk rate went up, got lucky to have such a low ERA, so he didn’t pitch that well.  But for the stats that matter — ERA, WHIP, Ks and Wins, he was as good as advertised.  Preseason Rank #26, 2014 Projections: 13-7/3.32/1.17/195, Final Numbers:  14-10/3.08/1.19/183

25. Collin McHugh – The first of the “Holy shizzbird, what are they feeding Astros pitchers down there?”  By the by, Shizzbird reminded me of Yardbird by Charlie Parker, and I went to a screening the other night for Whiplash, which is about jazz.  Not sure if it’s out yet, but when it does come out, you should check it out.  Great movie, and it has Paul Reiser!  Okay, Reiser’s a reason you may not want to go, but you still should.  Yes, jazz is another reason you may not want to go, but seriously it’s good.  Unlike Keuchel, McHugh has terrific peripherals and solid stuff.  How did he come out of nowhere?  Well, he was on the Rockies, which is death for pitchers, and he was on the Mets, which is death for everything wonderful.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers:  11-9/2.73/1.09/157

26. Jered Weaver – Something I haven’t mentioned much of yet in the pitcher recaps (which is bizarre since I’ve mentioned a bunch of crap — I call these my recraps), I simply guess at a Wins projection in the preseason.  I mean, you can say the Angels will win games and Weaver should go deep into games, so Weaver should win games, but that’s still guessing.  There’s no accounting for run support.  Throw out Weaver’s extra four wins from his projections and you have a guy that is pretty yawnstipating.  His ERA was only 50th best, his WHIP only 35th best and his Ks only 36th best.  It was a decent season, but 26th overall is overstating his case.  Preseason Rank #35, 2014 Projections: 14-8/3.44/1.10/140, Final Numbers:  18-9/3.59/1.21/169

27. Matt Shoemaker – He had 16 wins and only started 20 games.  Granted, some of the wins came in middle relief, but The Cobbler would’ve challenged Denny McLain if he had 33 starts.  That’s challenging him to the live-ball single-season Wins record, not challenging McLain to a fight because Denny would beat his ass.  By the by, the bar manager should see 2014 and call over the bouncer if you’re checking IDs for being in the live-ball era.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers:  16-4/3.04/1.07/124

28. James Shields – At 32 years old, you don’t usually see many positive trends in peripherals for pitchers.  Usually all you see is velocity falling and the pitcher losing his stuff.  Shields is an anomaly.  His walk rate fell by almost a full walk per nine while everything stayed pretty close to the same.  He began to use his changeup more effectively in the 2nd half of the season and it helped bring him out of a real ugly May and June (4.70+ ERA).  In the end, this did nothing to his season stats.  Just was a bit of a roller coaster getting there.  Preseason Rank #23, 2014 Projections: 14-10/3.47/1.22/193, Final Numbers:  14-8/3.21/1.18/180

29. Masahiro Tanaka – Since I’m quick to point out where I’m right even though my ranking is wrong, I should point out that I was totally wrong on Tanaka even though his ranking ended pretty close to his preseason one.  If he would’ve stayed healthy all year, he would’ve been a top ten starter, maybe top five.  Too bad the Yankees only got two-thirds of a season from him for $250 million.  Oh, well, drop in the bucket!  Preseason Rank #27, 2014 Projections: 14-8/3.39/1.11/187, Final Numbers:  13-5/2.77/1.06/141

30. Jeff Samardzija – Alphabet Soup became a different pitcher last year.  It happens.  Or as the librarian says, “Shhh…it happens.”  He must’ve finally realized that if he was going to be successful he needed to cut back on his walks, even if it meant he was going to lose a few Ks.  His K-rate dropped, but his walk rate did too, so he ended up having the best year in his career.  Halleluzija!  Preseason Rank #61, 2014 Projections: 10-12/3.88/1.32/197, Final Numbers:  7-13/2.99/1.07/202

31. Alex Wood – Wanna reason Fredi Gonzalez should be fired besides the joke of leading off with B.J. like he was a Catholic school girl?  On May 10th, I wrote something like this, “Gavin Floyd is returning to the Braves so they’re moving Wood to the bullpen.  Eff me in the coolie.”  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  Yes, Fredi moved a top 30 starter to the bullpen, Grey says incredulously.  Preseason Rank #82, 2014 Projections: 8-2/3.71/1.31/141, Final Numbers:  11-11/2.78/1.14/170

32. Scott Kazmir – I was about to say it was nice to have a full season of Kazmir finally after five years of injury-shortened ones.  Then I saw his 5.42 post-All Star break ERA and I wonder if he was actually healthy in August (7.80 ERA) and September (4.35 ERA).  Methinks not.  Methinks methinks is my new favorite word, too.  Preseason Rank #76, 2014 Projections: 9-7/3.85/1.29/145, Final Numbers:  15-9/3.55/1.16/164

33. Dallas Keuchel – There’s no denying Keuchel went from “Who dat now?” to “Gimme gimme gimme some good love.”  His K-rate of 6.6 and 90 MPH fastball read to me more of a guy that just had his best season of his career.  In his first, no less.  Over so fast?  ‘Fraid so.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers:  12-9/2.93/1.18/146

34. Carlos Carrasco – There’s a case to be made that Carrasco shouldn’t have been included because a lot of his season was spent as a middle reliever.  I won’t be making that case, hence me including him in the rankings.  Carrasco was included in the top 100+ starters in the preseason, because I always liked him.  In Triple-A in 2013, he showed his nasty stuff, and at just about every minor league stop.  He was only barely ranked because his control was always terrible, and he was never any good in the majors.  This year, that obviously all changed like how one reacts to being sneezed on in the Dallas area has changed.  It went from “God bless you” to “EBOLA!  STOP, DUCK and ROLL!”  Preseason Rank #105, 2014 Projections: 5-9/4.31/1.35/112, Final Numbers:  8-7/2.55/0.99/140

35. Ian Kennedy – Seriously, you think I’m joking when I say on one team next year I’m drafting all Rockies hitters and Padres pitchers.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers:  13-13/3.63/1.29/207

36. Wily Peralta – How many wins is it fair to take away from Peralta because of luck?  Three?  Four?  Three?  Tricked you, I already suggested three!  You fell for the oldest trick in the book, mon!  Okay, let’s remove three wins since I suggested that twice (Arbitrary points!).  That means Wily would’ve earned $4.1 in wins rather than $6.8.  That difference means he was about as valuable as Ervin Santana, the 57th best starter.  Do you see how poisonous trusting wins can be?  Do you see how histrionic I’m being by saying poisonous?  Do you?!  Your turn to answer.  Preseason Rank #64, 2014 Projections: 12-11/3.94/1.34/142, Final Numbers:  17-11/3.53/1.30/154

37. Hyun-Jin Ryu – Hiroki Kuroda just texted me.  He wrote, “I used to be Ryu.”  Then an emoji on a park bench wearing a paper bag on its head.  No idea what that means.  Preseason Rank #43, 2014 Projections: 13-9/3.52/1.22/147, Final Numbers:  14-7/3.38/1.19/139

38. Wei-Yin Chen – See what I said about Peralta?  If you can’t, you might want to visit your eye doctor.  Okay, take what I said about Peralta and subtract four wins and you have…Itzhak Perlman!  Hmm, math’s wrong there, but you don’t have as good a pitcher as it appears Chen is.  Preseason Rank #98, 2014 Projections: 10-12/4.11/1.29/144, Final Numbers:  16-6/3.54/1.23/136

39. Alex Cobb – The Tampa Bay Peach didn’t reach the heights I set for him in the preseason, but he didn’t really do much worse either, if you were to add in an extra five starts that he missed due to injury.  Then you throw in the Rays only won four games in the 2nd half of the year (around that), and Cobb was actually much better if not accounting for wins.  Either way, I owned Cobb on a few teams, and he didn’t lose those leagues for me.  Thanks, Prince Fielder!  Preseason Rank #13, 2014 Projections: 15-6/2.96/1.09/189, Final Numbers:  10-9/2.87/1.14/149

40. R.A. Dickey – Some would look at Cobb and Dickey right next to each other and think they must’ve been sword fighting, but I think those people are just being coy.  R.A. Dickey?  Or R.U.A. Dickey?  That’s tricky, to rock (a rhyme) that’s right (on time).   It’s tricky.  Dickey’s problems after the Mets revolve around his control, which is ironic since his knuckler doesn’t revolve.  He’s lost a full walk per nine since his 2012 Cy Young year and with it he’s gone from a 2.73 ERA pitcher to a 3.70-ish one.  Maybe Dickey gets back that control, but I wouldn’t remove the splash guard from the toilet seat just yet.  Preseason Rank #48, 2014 Projections: 15-13/3.97/1.22/182, Final Numbers:  14-13/3.71/1.23/173

  1. The Theory says:
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    So wait, there’s not going to be a fantasy baseball 2014 for relief pitchers?

    You crush my heart with a vice.

    (Also, surprised Dickey made the top-40; I dumped him early on. That’s what I get, I guess!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… So sorry, I needed to draw the line at only so much wonderful

  2. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Sup Girl…looking forward to your top 20 commenters for 2014…Does Malicious Phenom qualify after the way he just left us at the alter in the playoffs?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: WOW, my ears were burning so bad, I knew it was JeF…LOL

      Anyway, life got in the wa6 of my commenting skills, so I had to step back for awhile.

      I won both my leagues, Here are the results for CBS Sports

      CBS Sports semifinal:
      Malicious Phenoms 382
      Orioles Magic 361

      CBS Sports Championship game:
      Malicious Phenoms 456
      High Heat 388

      WEBSITE:
      http://lefty.baseball.cbssports.com/scoring/completed/25/1

      Results for my FOX roto league:
      http://www.foxsports.com/fantasy/baseball/commissioner/League/?league=19767

      Take care guys, enjoy the off-season. I hope to see you all in 2015..

      cheers, Phenom

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @jef with 1 f: Looks like you went from looking like Sean Casey to looking like Bob Ross..That is a happy lil picture..lol

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: Having a happy little time this offseason…ps your links are no good

            • Malicious Phenom says:
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              @jef with 1 f: the links work fine for me..Any suggestions

              • MattTruss

                MattTruss223 says:
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                @Malicious Phenom: That’s because it’s your league…It’s probably not publicly viewable

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                People who aren’t in your league won’t be able to see it

            • Malicious Phenom says:
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              @jef with 1 f: Hey how did you do in your leagues?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Malicious Phenom: Ive been poppin champagne for weeks now….finally went to sleep a few nights ago and woke up as bob ross

            • Ante GALIC says:
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              @jef with 1 f: I agree with JeF! The links require your permission MP! Congrats on everything and hope to see that really impressive hat sooner than later!

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Mordacious Levator says:
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                @Ante GALIC: seems odd since he appears to be giving permission above by even posting it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Thanks for all your efforts. Did I tell my story about the horse named ‘All my efforts’. I’ve got early Alzheimer’s disease so better safe than sorry. Here goes.

    1. I was at the track watching the ponies run by with my friend from work who was born in Jamaica. He bet on a pony named ‘All my efforts’. He lost his entire week’s salary on the race, crying ‘All my efforts’ repeatedly as he was shredding up his now-useless betting ticket.

    On the baseball front…

    2. There are some really bright gems in this 21-40 group. I had some eleven (11) of this group at some point on my rosters in all three leagues and I think this could be one of the keys to winning in fantasy. Recognizing the winners and then timely scooping them up before the rest of your league mates. Too simply put? Prolly, but I have early Alzheimer’s.

    3. On the flip side, there were several pitchers who had a better ADP than they actually performed – like Dickey, Hamels, Weaver, Fister (Fister? wouldn’t touch her!) and Ryu. Ryu and Hamels were injured so they get a mulligan. Still pretty high on Hamels.

    4. Think it could be end of greatness for Weaver though he is still trying to learn how to pitch with an 88-MPH fastball. Maybe he figures it out.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hehe 2. Yup, you could’ve won some leagues with just these guys… 3. Fister? I hardly knew her! 4. Yeah, I wouldn’t bet on him doing it though

  4. El Famous Burrito says:
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    What do you think of Tanaka for next year? I got a guy in a dynasty league that’s peddling him hard. Obviously, he’s scared of the arm injury, but he’s asking for top players in return.

    I’m ignoring the ridiculous offers, because I believe he’ll miss most of 2015. At some point, though, the price is going to drop. I’m stuck between paying too much for a non-factor next year, and missing out on a potential deal for beyond 2015.

    How much would you give up for Tanaka?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: If you cant get him cheap its not worth it…plenty of pitching around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with Tanaka for next year

  5. Charlie says:
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    What happened to Yu Darvish? Oversight or you really think guys like Ian Kennedy are better pitchers?

    • MattTruss

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      @Charlie: Unbelievable…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @MattTruss223: what’s wrong Matt?

        • MattTruss

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          @J-FOH: Just the fact people don’t read and actually think Grey is ranking Ian Kennedy ahead of Yu Darvish. People are just astounding sometimes is all.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @MattTruss223: get it all out bro, it’s a safe place…OK, not that safe, you might piss some people off but your heart is in the right place. Like a father who takes off his belt, it’s for their own good.

            • Mordacious Levator says:
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              @J-FOH: what you think the chances of a person that is guilty of what Truss is talking about reading this here, AND being mad about it? Those people (if they exist), don’t need to be pandered to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      An oversight if these were for next year

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Charlie’s brain is an oversight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Pull it out of the chocolate factory…Charlie…

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Damn, slow night at the office! Only 21 comments (including yours!!!). I remember in the dog days of August where you didn’t even ENTER the room until the comments got to AT LEAST 400.

    Man, the nerve of some people just up and vamoooshing after the fantasy baseball season is over!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nature of the beast…

    • Militant Vegans says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Personally, I’m getting reacquainted with “Yacht Rock”. Now that’s comedy, folks!

  7. Hey Grey, grettings from the Emerald Isle..I have added my CBS link so when you click on my name you can see that team..

    Hey cheers Ante, all the best to ya man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cheers, can’t click the link as others have said…

  8. J-FOH says:
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    This is more of a Rudy question but I’ll throw it out there and you can let me know if I should e-mail him…why am I always uneasy about emailing him? Maybe it’s all those kids he has running around? Which poses a new quesion, Do you think one day Rudy might have a team of question answerers?

    Have you ever considered doing a rating independent of wins and in relation to the innings pitched? There would have to be a minimum innings limit and a way to weight more innings as a part of the evaluation. For example, a guy with 120 innings and a 2.75/1.08 would not be as valuable than a guy with a 2.95/1.12 at 225 innings. The assumption here is that the guy at 120 innings would have a higher probability to increase ERA/WHIP over those next 105 innings he would potentially pitch. This is loosely, and probably poorly based on some type of law of averages.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very easy to remove Wins from the equation as I did above… If that’s what you mean…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I see what you di with Weaver but a way to have definitive ranks independent of wins with a weighted system for innings pitch. I’ll e-mail Rudy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay cool

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m working through a similar post but on a monthly basis. Tune in tomorrow.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I’d rather Tune in Tokyo

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              hence waiting on the statute of limitations to come back to Oregon

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: they never said NO

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Sky: @J-FOH: I’m currently having a Statue of Limitations built for me in my quad…it’s a dwarf trying to pick a tangelo…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Oddly, I had a statue of imitations installed recently. Good Christopher Walken but the Nicolas Cage is pretty meh.

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @Sky: You should see my dwarf’s Pacino…

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @J-FOH: Damn i forgot all about tune in tokyo

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        @Grey: If you completely remove wins from the equation using the player rater, Kuroda and Weaver had identical values. Kuroda was ranked 86th for pitchers, so that’s nuts.

        While trying to figure this out, chrome informed me that the 2014 MLB Pitching Stats – Season To Date page is in Indonesian. I’m going to accept its offer to translate the page…nothing changed. I can read Indonesian, apparently!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Rudy’s playing around with doing things in Indonesian… Sri Lanka loves Giancarlo!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: Grey is huge in Bandung

        • @royce!: Weird about the Indonesian. Yeah, Weaver’s year was rather blah across the board except for the Wins. Kuroda was similarly blah except his WHIP helped trade off vs. Weaver’s better K’s and ERA.

    • It’s probably best to comment and then e-mail me a heads up about it.

      The ERA/WHIP Point Shares take innings into account. So a 2.00 ERA across 100 innings is worth less than across 200 innings. The way it works is you take the ‘average’ pitching team (my projection for a team who finishes b/w 6th/7th in a 12-team league) and replace an average rostered SP’s performance with that pitcher. The more the team ERA goes down, the more ERA Point Shares (and $ contribution) they get.

      You can take the Player Rater values and either subtract the Win $ or weigh it down (say multiply by 50%) if you wanted a more Win-independent ranking.

      Hope that helps…

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        @Rudy Gamble: thanks Rudy, I never rank based on wins and I’ll mess with the numbers to get a better value for what I like to do.

        I’ll e-mail you anymore questions.

        • the one thing i’d note on Wins is that – if you look at the Ombotsman – you’ll see that it predicts Wins for a given game about as well as ERA/WHIP. i think projections do a pretty good job with Wins – enough that I don’t see a reason why they shouldn’t be factored in (unless you play in a league where Wins aren’t a category).

  9. J-FOH says:
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    I, my over-the-internet friend, will be talking about 2015 rookies next

    Is this the windowless van portion of the off season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, you can italicize, just not embed… No idea what this means…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Steve taught me how to italicize. Rookies are young boys and windowless vans are for trolling them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Yes, I’m about to bring out some candy on the fishing pole…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: a douchy fo-hawky rooster cut might be a good idea too

  10. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Man, wins mustve knocked Jake Arrieta pretty far down. I would’ve thought 156.2 IP of his ratios would’ve put him in the top 40 easy.

    And there’s my Kaz. Muah!

      • Grey

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        At least you didn’t ask why he wasn’t in the 2015 rankings…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: these aren’t the 2015 rankings?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Now I’m not sure

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: get it together my man, do we need to post a Giancarlo Highlight reel?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Now I’m jelly for 2 hours

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: Cougs better watch out, I think I just flicked the fourplay switch

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Rawr!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: Ted would probably be safer in his cage for the net few hours.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or Cougs in his cage…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: kinky!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Speaking of which WHY ISN’T HE, HMMMM!!!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh boy

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Who are you, Scott Bakula?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes, yes I am

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  If only Scott could Quantum Leap back to tell himself Lord of Illusions was a bad idea

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Or anything besides Quantum Leap…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: Necessary Roughness with Sinbad and Hector Elonzido? you have no appreciation of classic gar-bauge

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re talking to the guy that watched You Can’t Buy Me Love 27 times…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And went to the theater to see Nick Cannon’s Love Don’t Cost A Thang!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Like Screech, he’s the only one that calls every year asking if they wanna have a reunion season

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Soon we’re gonna have an Unauthorized true movie, Quantum Leap

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Straight to Video (and I mean that; no DVDs will be made of it).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: only 27 times? I saw it 27 times over the course of one summer. It was a motivational tool for me to start mowing lawns so I could start mowing lawns?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It was my how-to manual for throwing crap at someone’s house…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: see you were an only child and never had that sibling insight, downside is at some point they use you as the target for the crap throwing. There was something about splatter effect and what not

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, I avoided that, sadly…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: upside to the older sibling thing is you learn how to take a punch…downside you get the DDT while playing WWF for your first concussion

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Upside to not having a sibling, you can DDT you imaginary friend with no repercussions…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I never had one of those, we had a dog and cable TV. Strangely i talk to myself all the time as an adult like I missed out on something…or I’m nuts

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not nuts, just coming into normal!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Sky: im watching Quantum Leap as we speak, no lie.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Quantum Leap is one of those shows I vividly remember watching growing up but honest to God can’t remember one episode of.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I remember some but I am older than you….if you’re a die hard fan would that make someone a Leaper?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      A Quantum BeLeaper, I believe.

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @J-FOH: No just a loser

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: oh boy, yeah we would all go back if we could. As long as we wouldnt leap into, say, a quadrapalegic womans body or something after

                    • Boycott Fantrax says:
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                      @J-FOH: Piggy Sue. The Buddy Holly one.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Oh crap I DO remember that one. But only for that punchline. ‘My Piggy Suey’

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Sky: exactly my sentiment. Except i remember one where he was a magiciain with spikes about to fall on him and he had to figure out how to escape the trick. My favorite, why? I dont know but im sure it was a good one. My brother has the complete box set

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: I liked when he leaped into a younger version of himself. Every man’s dream. To go back to that moment where you dropped the ball as a teenager when you didn’t know any better.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I think it’s on Netflix too (assuming that’s where you’re watching it).

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Sky: No Netflix, I was flipping on cable today and it was just on. Esquire is the station, whatever that is.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: damn, are you OK, nothing gets past you

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Cofee hadn’t kicked yet, apparently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s coffee, take a nap!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Actually quad shot latte. From Dutch Bros. And it’s awesome

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sounds good… All I got is this Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Name dropper

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Peet’s!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I love me some Peet’s, isn’t that where we went on our man date?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s where Cougs and I went on our first date too… Coincidence?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Nah man, pass dat Dutch! Sounds like I could open one down there and charge 5 times the amount we do up here. Cash money!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, never heard of it… Assuming it’ll make its way down here… Now up to you to be the first to franchise it in SoCal

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Speaking of franchises…when we were in Vegas, I noticed a lack of quick/easy access to good beer. Seriously, so many people walking down the strip with bottle of Bud, so sad. Idea similar to Fat Tuesdays (basically adult beverage slushies you buy in hard plastic containers and walk the strip with) but instead have a wall of good beer on tap; no food, no seating area. Just come in, fill up and leave and charge more then you should for it, of course. Totally think that idea would gain traction, especially since the city is moving to put ordinances against bottles on the strip.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I agree, I could see it gaining traction, but feels more of an inside sports are of a casino type thing… I think the majority the people walking the strip, want cheap that will get them drunk…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      It was about $15 for a watered down daquiri when you included the price of the cup. You can’t water down a 7% beer. 16 oz for about $7.50 ($10 with refillable mug maybe) could do the trick. It would definitely cater to a particular market.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A market that isn’t streaming out on the strip dancing to honkytonk… A crowd that’s in a casino watching sports… My feel for it, at least

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      That first sentence tells me so much about what you do in Vegas…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve been to Vegas four three days and never left my hotel…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      four three…greatest writer ever!

                      That’s, seriously, alotta cocaine bro.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      The branding part would be the key: separating yourself from the heathens wandering the streets with inferior beer. Beer Snobbery, if you will. Billy Zane in a dazzling Hef’esque robe pitching it to you from his den in a 30 second commercial spot would get the point across, I think.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You prolly noticed that there’s a different clientele in hotels (cosmo, Aria, etc) then is wandering the streets… I think it’s because from November to Feb, it’s cold and from June until Sept. it’s brutally hot…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      For sure but also, clientele can change when they know something is out there for them. You didn’t know you wanted an iphone until you got one.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm…Not sure I buy that example… An iPhone doesn’t force me to venture out in 110 degree heat and then venture back to my hotel for everything else… Not saying it can’t be done, but I think the clientele you’d need for a microbrewery in Vegas wants a certain convenience… Also, who’s to say it’s not there in some form? I went to Todd English’s Pub with Rudy one time and it had a huge selection of beer and was in a hotel…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      The example was strictly based on ‘you didn’t know you wanted it until you had it’. And just as a clarifier: not starting a brewery, micro or no. Offering good beer on tap from various brewers is the idea and putting it on the strip for quick in and out beer. Not sure how much more convenient you can get than coming into an establishment that sells beer you can walk out with. Maybe I’m reading that wrong. But the point being is you can also sell growlers – 64 ounce containers – that you can take back to your hotel while you’re doing lines. Seriously, 3 days in your hotel room? Why did you even go?!?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Did I say 3 days in the room? Might’ve misspoke, but I’ve been three days in one hotel, not the room… When you stay at some of these hotels, you don’t need to leave all weekend… Casino, pool, casino, dinner, club, rinse, repeat all in one hotel… I can’t be the only person that does this, I’d say that at least half of people go to Vegas and never hit the strip… What I’ve found is there is no quick in and out on the strip… To get there takes 30 minutes if you’re close to your destination, and you’re never close… Not saying it can’t work, it probably could, but the strip is mostly tourists and they want cheap, novelty crap…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I knew what you were saying but it was too much fun to let go of. I was picturing a particular ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ scene when you mispoke.

                      I don’t know about your tourist stance about it being cheap. You don’t walk the strip to find cheap. We’ll see. Fat Tuesdays seemed to be doing quite well. You’re open basically 24 hours a day like every other place. You don’t have to be out getting beer in the heat of it all, you could stumble in at 2 am. It’s basically the Fat Tuesdays model but with beer. Have you seen/been to a Fat Tuesdays? Might give a bit better idea of where I was going with this.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like to put coke in Cougs anal cavity and sniff… Yeah, Fat Tuesdays with good beer makes total sense, and better for me to understand where you were going… But the problem I still have is you’re talking different audiences (assuming I understand the ‘good beer audience’ which I might not)…. Fat Tuesdays gives cheap/college kids crap alcohol in large quantities for cheap… A good beer audience I imagine wanting to sit down, have a decent food and watch a game… That audience is more in the hotels… Ah, the offseason, 400-word treatises about a hypothetical beer concept…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha! You can pitch it the right way, though. Again, it’s the branding part to me. You go the beer snob route, you put a mustache on the cups and a monocle on the mug. Setting yourself apart from your friends, yadda yadda. It has to be a total package concept; ‘go get shitfaced’ is a Vegas staple. Getting shitfaced with style – even if its tongue in cheek (hence my Billy Zane reference) – can play well if done right. And actually, my initial thought about the idea was to start in a suburb with a beer only place but with seating. Establish there, open a Fat Tuesdays-esque one on the strip once it gained local traction. But again, that’s for me and my lawyer to talk about when I present the business plan.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Fair enough… I think with the right marketing it could work, it’s just now an obvious missing element on the strip (though you can prove it’s missing)… To me it’s like putting it on Bourbon St., people want $5 Hurricanes, not $7 Amber ale (BTW, I am so not the audience for any of this)…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, was about to say, I couldn’t picture you going and if you did…well, you’re banned so you can’t anyway. We got standards!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw, man!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Don’t worry, I’ll sneak you a brew

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks, brother man!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: I told you when I was up there we need that, but the space is an issue here. They would argue we need the 8 parking spaces more than drive thru coffee

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      And it would all need to be valet

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: don’t confuse grey’s in LA world with my world.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      He lives the Bel Air life, you live the Fresh Prince of Bel Air life…if he stayed in Philly

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: there hasn’t been a shooting in the projects behind the bar I go to in at least 6 months.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: all my relationships end miserably with either someone ending up in the hospital or the local jail….cust kayin’

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe we’ll stay friends

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: don’t worry we live too far apart to put in the effort if things so sour. It’s not like gas is a $1.05

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is it scary that I remember when it was $1.05

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: as do I and that was after high school for a while. I never had a worry when I drove a car that got around 8-9 MPG and used 92 octane because a fill up cost nothing and a pack of smoke’s was about 2.50.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, I wish I smoked back then… I think the cheapest cigarettes were when I smoked was $2.50 (not talking off brand hippie smokes)

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: I gt to a spot that still has them, just now behind the counter. I hated when I got the menthol from the blind pool…stupid odds

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: we used to get the cheepys at 3 packs for 3 bucks, but for a fiver you could get a pack of name brand smokes, a 40 oz, and a pack of doublemint to help with the malt liquor breath…a carton of smokes would cost like $22

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Member looseys?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I go to a spot that still has them, just now behind the counter. I hated when I got the menthol from the blind pool…stupid odds

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, the blind pool! Awesome… There was always guys outside that store asking to bum a smoke too…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: I love me some Dutch Brothers drive thru coffee. When can I come back to Eugene?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Once the statute of limitations clear

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: I knew you were going to say that…cause it’s true. I have to stay 1000 feet from anything university related.

  11. nick the dick says:
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    I’ve got my early money on Dougie vs Blondie Von Blonderson as the top 2 with Gregory getting eliminated right before the finale. That seafood trio looked fantastic for the first quickfire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, someone’s watching! I’m taking Gregory to win the whole thing, with Dougie getting eliminated at #3 and Asian girl as the runner-up…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: i knew, absolutely knew you had the asian top 2. I think Gregory is too obvious a choice to win and he will slip up right at the end. He made the trio in the quickfire with no pressure of elimination and then went almost too crazy with the haitian beef banana dish. One of these times his components wont marry together well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His pedigree is pretty badass (Jean Georges), and seemed ninja like in his ability to perform under pressure… I think the Haitian dish was only a taste (pun) of what he can do, and expect him to kill it classically too… Asian’s an easy call for top 4 at least… Top 2 might be a stretch, but I doubt it…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: asian girl is a solid bet i agree but really nobody has had to make anything out of their comfort zone yet except Greg and the guy who was eliminated (which i knew he was toast vs Greg). Sure the asian girl made a very nice asian dish executed well but id like to see what she can do with some other dishes before im sold. Her demeanor seems very focused and serene so i definitely do like her. As for Gregory, im sure he will go far, he does look well versed in just about everything so far, i just smell a shocker at the end when he loses to Douggie for the spot in the finals. Short dog takes down the big dog? Thats good TV!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ve been to the girl’s restaurant, and I bet she can handle her own in a lot of different arenas… Yeah, that could be with Dougie, I do like him too, he just feels like a top 4’er or a guy that wins and everyone’s disappointed…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: i hear ya, youre prob right. I was hyped when mike isabellas boy was gone after 10 mintes of show. Gonna be a solid season it looks like.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agree on that… I like the crop for the first time in maybe 3 years… Boston a city with a special place in my heart too…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: yup agreed, liking it being in Boston. They do a dinner at Fenway it showed too.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, and I saw Eck…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: yup cant miss that 70s mop

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, totally… He’s keeping strong with the Dutch Boy

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: too late to change it now

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      At least he’s going the same route with the stache

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: So if i were to trade for the asian girl what do you think would be a fair offer

        • nick the dick says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: it would take a least the overwieght country bumpkin and maybe a low tier weird guy who has an accent you cant really place.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I was informed by Cougs that Mexikosher is a half mile from us… Never even heard of it, his personality might take him a bit, but he seems terrible…

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: the guy with the accents restaurant? Hmm yeah it doesnt even sound like a good idea for a restaurant, let alone seeing him toss 100 ingredients into a taco and fail miserably at shucking a clam now on tv. I suppose you gotta try it out now though.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh definitely! I’m thinking of going there for lunch now! It is less than five minutes away…

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: awesome, let me know how it is. Just dont order the clams unless you like to eat shell pieces

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Need to produce the Haitian doode

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @nick the dick: @Grey: Hmmm i have to think about it…not sure if she puts me over the top

            • nick the dick says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: ask him to throw in an outspoken black chick with an afro. Whatever you do, dont let him sucker you into taking the arrogant prick who is too worried a out critiquing other peoples dishs

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d have him throw in the fat guy that is too old for this shizz and has a weird birth mark

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @Grey: Are you still talking about top chef or J-Foh?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @JeF With 1 F: those are tattoos not a birth mark

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @J-FOH: Oh ok my bad

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA!

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Padma saying,”it’s a mess…it’s a mess mess messy mess” was the highlight for me. She looked legit disgusted

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She annoys me, cause she doesn’t have any real cred and she pretends to… Though when she spit out the food I did laugh…

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                haha she is like the Kardashian of chef judges

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, totally… Only skinny hot rather than brickhouse hot

  12. SwaggerJackers says:
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    I can’t believe Cliff Lee isn’t in your top 40 for 2015. WTF GRAY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My bad!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: he wasnt talking to you…he was talking to Gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, my bad!

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, that question is for Gray Alright.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, should’ve let him handle it

  13. Baezaworldseries says:
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    I landed Trout(pun?) from a bored offseason fantasy owner.

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @nick the dick: Dreams really do come true.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  14. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Im going to the Jets Bills game next weekend and chances are the Jets will be 1-6…so here are my options because im going no matter what to get out of the house. We typically get to the stadium around 7 am for a 1pm game so we are good and ready when we go in. Do I:
    A. Go to the game as planned and enter the stadium around 12:45
    B. Bring my Dish, sell my ticket in the parking lot, and just tailgate through the entire game.(im leaning towards this option)
    C. Run on to the field, get my ass kicked and spend the night in jail…that would be more enjoyable than watching this shitty team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you do C, let me know in advance so I can send you a Razzball t-shirt… (Gotta do B) Mets and Jets? You really are a glutton for punishment…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Thats why i play fantasy sports…its the only chance of winning i have.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    $0 Wong or Mookie (prospect – $0 next year) in a keeper?

    Man Wong looks like a stud….awesome power for a liddle guy.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Here we go Grey…Wong or Betts…whats it going to be

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wong you do it to me one more time?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: All night Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Actually Kolten’s $6 in my league (did he even play much last year?), so it’s a non-starter. Wong can be kept for 2 years at $12 whereas Mookie has his free rookie year and then can be signed long term.

        Mookie or Wong…guess that’s the decision lesbian porn girls have to make too when deciding whether to make the jump to do guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did Wong play last year? He had 12 homers and 20 steals…

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Last year or this? I haven’t really followed him much at all. One guy I’ve never owned so no little about him, but just seen his pop this postseason. And wow from a midget frame it is ridiculous….insane bat speed. Amazing the Giants are 3-1 up really considering none of their guys have killed the ball like Wonga.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I did go over him during the season about 2 dozen times… He’s like a young Pedroia… 20+ HRs, 15 SBs, decent average… He’ll be an All-Star…

              • Swfcdan says:
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                @Grey: That must have been the only 24 days of the whole season I missed! Haha….yeah numbers look very (potentially) Mookie-like too.

                You like a $14 Wong (signed through 2017) over a $0 (then re-signable though 2018 for $8) Mookie next year? Surely isn’t close there.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, you take the $0 Mookie there

                  • Swfcdan says:
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                    @Grey: Rookie-Mookie-Nookie love. Thanks.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: he’s that Hawaiian Pedroia burger joint, and they sure do have some tasty stats.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  16. SteveNZ says:
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    Cardinal pen a bit ragged round the edges…

  17. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: didn’t see it but I’m assuming we have two wildcard teams in the world series? yikes, what a great representation of the game that bred this system driven by greed via TV money deals and increased post season ticket sales where winning ones division is a meaningless title for working hard all year to finish on top.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Yup. Not that I don’t admire the two teams for getting there, and the Royals are a great story. But the two best teams in baseball? Nope.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: I told someone the other day that winning a division means nothing anymore and then to cut them in half which made winning a division a much easier task than it should be. This in turn created a false sense of reality in relation to the rest of the league. Through this they have been able to manufacture excitement by rewarding mediocrity and created an atmosphere of false achievement. If I had to explain today’s game to ten year old me I would make ten year old me cry and never want to watch it again.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: I understand why things are the way they are but there’s something to be said for the the old AL/NL split from back in the day and the top team from each LEAGUE goes to the WS, and the rest get nothing.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @SteveNZ: there is a lot to be said for that. I didn’t mind the east winner vs the west winner of each league and the winner moves on to the world series but these guys pop more champagne than a wedding planner.

              It’s funny, a lot of my fathers fatherly advice or ways of putting life in perspective was based on the old format of baseball. When we played little league the top two teams would play for the championship. Usually first half winner vs second half winner. If you weren’t one of them then you just weren’t good enough and even if we thought we were I would be told, “then be better next year, you didn’t win enough games”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What did I miss? I was at the movies… St. Vincent? Meh.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Just watched the highlight… Ishikawa — 1st rounder!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Not actually a terrible pitch from Wacha. Neshek grooved a fat one to Morse in then 8th however.

          Most relieved guy in SF is probably Casilla. Couple of terrible pitches on balls 3 and 4 to walk Tony Cruz and load the bases. Affeldt and Ishikawa swept up after him though.

          Must have been the presence of the Razzbros at Dodger Stadium on the 22nd that inspired the Giants…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @SteveNZ: the Giants spite you. San Francisco Hates Kiwi’s!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            We raised the Giants to new heights… Good for the Giants, I look forward to them losing to the Royals. Royals!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not to mention, I’m glad we don’t have to sit through a week of Denkinger replays with a Cards/Royals rematch…

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Grey: somebody besides my family bringing that up. that guy would get killed in STL faster than cops seeing 20 year old black kids match the description of themselves while also not quietly taking “what’s coming to em” (cop line in quotes, not me)

  18. Boomer19 says:
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    Good morning everyone. Shaping up to be an entertaining World Series. I hope the Royals pitching holds up. Speaking of pitching, Carrasco really helped me out down the stretch so I have him pretty rose colored next year. Where do you think he’ll be slotted in the rankings for 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe around top 40… Still a ton of risk…

  19. royce! says:
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    I think it’s finally time for me to come clean (and it being the postseason where not as many readers will be perusing the comments, it’s an opportune time). I don’t get the hisashi my dashi, slurp slurp thing. Google has not helped. I do understand that dashi is a broth, but what am I not getting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hisashi is delicious when going well, hence he’s a broth I want to slurp up, in a very gay, sloppy way…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Now I’m just wondering why you didn’t enjoy the ramen we got in SD in the same manner. Not delicious enough to change your sexuality, I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perhaps I was embarrassed to let myself go to that extreme in front of you…

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