I’m writing in from my bubble in Los Angeles. The crazy thing is with living in a bubble, you still have to dust. If I’m the only man left when the curtain rises on The New World, and everyone’s CV has the special skills, “Had CV,” I will get my PhD on, “Why people in bubbles need to dust?” By the by, every time I take off my glasses I have an irrational fear that I’m going to break them like Burgess Meredith and there will be no eye doctors willing to see me during the quarantine, and if you get this reference, you’re old. So, the top 40 starters for 2020 fantasy baseball were updated with new projections for a 100-game season. With this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 40 starters for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:

23. Trevor Bauer – This is going to be a tough post for me, because I kinda like all the guys I like in my top 40 and hate all the guys I hate, so not much has changed. With that said, a 100-game season, as I’ve been saying, is a lot like a full season’s, uh, half season. You get as many IP or ABs as you might see before the All-Star Break. So, I could go back to Bauer’s 1st half in 2018, and say:  8-6/2.24/1.08/1.75 in 136 1/3 IP, which would be the best starter in a shortened season, or at least top three. Maybe a little low on wins, but they’re a useless stat. But, okay, 2018 may not be fair to quote. Where am I going back to on Jake Arrieta? 2015? Fair point! Stop making the same point repeatedly! How’sever, Bauer’s 1st half last year:  8-6/3.61/1.17/149 in 132 IP. Okay, wins and losses might be useless, but Bauer’s 8-6 record in one half is the “Khris Davis .247” of pitchers. Seriously, though, Bauer’s half season numbers aren’t, uh, half bad. My 2020 projections for him are 8-5/3.61/1.16/160 in 133 IP. Obviously, I’m low on losses! C’mon, Grey, get it together! (The crazy thing, and you have to take my word for it, but I didn’t look at his 1st half numbers from last year when I projected him this year in 100 games, and those ERAs and WHIPs are crazy close. *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes there was ketchup on knuckles* NOOOOOOO!!! I don’t have any paper products to clean up!

29. Zac Gallen – Since Gallen is actually set to play in Arizona vs. purported to play in Arizona, I wanted to address the elephant in the room with pitchers. Hitters will get a bump if they’re in Arizona. The ball jumps there. My lovely lady humps. Sorry, went from bump to jumps to humps. You can ask any pre-humidor Diamondbacks player. Arizona isn’t bad; even if the dimensions in spring training parks don’t necessarily scream tiny park. That is not to say pitchers will be bad. Diamondbacks have had a ton of great pitchers, and Arizona hasn’t killed all of them (maybe a few). It’s not the same as Coors, at least. Speaking of which, Rockies pitchers, namely Jon Gray and Marquez could see a boost, but more on them in the next post. Gallen is good, and other pitchers can be good in Arizona. Don’t fear the reaper, and don’t fear the desert. (Fear the dessert in the quarantine. I’ve gained an extra 45 pounds, and will be bedridden by July. By the way, you know those 600-pound guys who are bedridden? Who is bringing them food? Maybe those people stop.)

32. Shohei Ohtani – Yes, his rehab should be over by the time the season starts, which means he can begin throwing at once. Good, bad or indifferent? Honestly, I’m indifferent. This doesn’t mean Ohtani will now start up immediately in the rotation every fifth day. The Angels are still going to use him once a week and limit him. In weekly leagues, he’s still death. Here’s the scenario to spell it out:  Ohtani gets a juicy matchup, and you decide to start him as a pitcher. Welp, that didn’t work out as he only threw 5 IP and got a no decision, allowing three runs. Now you’ve lost him as a hitter too. In daily leagues, he’s better. The Angels have said Ohtani won’t hit the day after he starts. What if he’s sore after throwing for the first time in a while and can’t hit for two days? What if it becomes he can’t hit the day before either? So many factors in Ohtani besides just slotting him into your lineup. I know it upsets Ohstanis that I don’t love him, but he needs to choose a vocation and run (or throw) with it.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Another very nice report on the corona timeline!

    a. None of these guys drafted so, yawn, going back to scratching my back and letting Simba look out our balcony to see everything that goes on. He absolutely loves it and can do it for like 30 minutes or more without complaint.

    b. No technical questions today. Do you think that it will be better to have a stable of good pitchers to stream or bench bats in 2020?

    c. MLB quote of the day for June 12, 1999

    ‘Learn to control your emotions or they will control you.’

    Edgar Martinez, aka Gar, aka Papi. Known for ‘The Double’, he was one of 18 MLBers to hit .300 with a .400 OBP and a SLG of .500 in 5000 or more PAs. Only the second Mariner elected to the hall and one of only six players to be elected in their last year of eligibility (Joe Medwick, Tim Raines, Jim Rice, Ralph Kiner and Red Ruffing were the other 5).

    d. Have a nice weekend!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. He’s a good boy

      B. Stream — pitching’s going to be very fluky

      C. Was never a huge fan of his

      D. You too! Any big plans? Kidding!

      • baby seal says:
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        Assuming a bench of ~6-7 and 12 teams, draft mostly bench bats (unless you get some good SP value you like), then stream and play the ‘Searching For Giolito’ game

        That’s why you should have at least 3-4 SP you really like. Try to anchor the front end and play Russian Roulette w/the back end

        • baby seal says:
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          Oh, and therefore, you should have 2-4 closers / RPs you really like. Don’t want to mess around there in a short season. Try to use your FAAB for mostly SP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Searching for Giolito was a great novel, but the trek through Chile got a little tiresome

          • baby seal says:
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            hahaha

      • baby seal says:
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        Why didn’t you like Edgar?? He KILLED the Yanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was super meh, wasn’t he? I mean, doubles float your boat, I guess he was okay

          • 183414 says:
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            But he could hit and was clutch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but exciting?

              • 183414 says:
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                Definitely not exciting. Wasn’t Mays, or even George Brett.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Or even Kevin Mitchell

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Or Griffey, A-Rod, he’s not even MALLEX SMITH…. He was Edgar and dude could rake w/ the best of em’

                    I wasn’t talking about fantasy btw. I was like 12 years old at the time lol

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m not talkign fantasy at all…I just mean, Edgar was kinda boring…He was what the 3rd best hitter on that one team and they had Randy who was more interesting too

                  • 183414 says:
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                    My buddy. Well Kevin was definitely exciting !! haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        a. Sorry to disappoint. Got to stay woke, though we’re still in the pre-season so a lot of really good players will feature. We had two African Americans, one Asian and I thought I would introduce a Latino player to bring home the money. Oh, well. They can’t all be winners.

        b. Yeah, no big plans. Weather gonna go from fine on Saturday to wet and rainy on Sunday and then will stay that way for a few more days into next week. April is usually rainy in our location we’re located between two mountains – one due west of us at around 4600 feet and the other one northeast of us at around 4900 feet with the sea due east of us. So between two mountains, moist air off the sea etc., etc. in April and November it’s rainy; otherwise it’s sunny and warm from May to October.

        c. Any plans?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. They are all winners, just some are more winner’er

          B. On Monday, we shall discuss which mountains, please and thank you

          C. Nah, nothing going on here for another month at least

          • baby seal says:
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            C. But you got some tricks up your sleeve, G!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do!

  2. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Time Enough at Last. I’m old.

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      I’m old as welll……..if they modernized his wife would’nt let him read razzball

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t be able to operate it if it was modernized

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a young! (Not really)

    • Dave D says:
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      “Time Enough at Last” was one of the best Twillight Zone episodes of all. A true classic. It actually is quite appropriate to watch in light of the “self isolating” going on.

      • 183414 says:
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        Twilight Zone was beyond awesome !!!

  3. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Trout is a local Sports Legend in Philly attends Eagles games …….the Sports Talk hosts and callers are killing him today. Even Ike Reese who is not too harsh on anyone is burying him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Imagine Trout playing for Phillies, he’d be as loved as Schmidt or McGraw

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! What are your thoughts on the following keeper trade, trying to take into account that we may not have meaningful baseball this year…

    Julio Urias ($4) and Melancon

    Or

    Wheeler ($10) and Hand

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Wheeler side for me but it’s fair

      • baby seal says:
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        yeah, damn, love Urias though. Maybe see if he that guy has a better closer to throw in and then it’s a slam dunk for me

        Almost tempted to take that side regardless…. not loving Hand this year. But think he should be less messed up in a short season than wtv the F happened to him last yr

        I like Urias better than Wheeler straight up…. honestly, not so sure I wouldn’t do Urias side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias, but it is just about even

      • Dave D says:
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        U or I are an a$$!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • baby seal says:
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            Just realizing, if those values are part of the trade, then give me the $4 Urias over the $10 Wheeler all day. Would rather save the $6 and use it elsewhere

    • 183414 says:
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      Hand side easy

  5. Mark says:
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    Taijuan Walker

    I don’t think he was in your hundred starters. What are the feelings about him? A sleeper at all, or is that ace potential/front end starter all gone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I drafted him super late in one league…Like after 500th overall late…I don’t mind him in a deep league, but I don’t think he’s anywhere near front end starter

  6. Wake Up says:
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    WHAT EVEN ARE THESE 60% OF RCL THAT DONT OWN GALLEN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      60% of RCLs don’t own Gallen? Really?

      • Wake Up says:
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        That’s what it says when I click on his name

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, well, then it’s highly factual

          • baby seal says:
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            Alternative facts! Ping Truss! Explain yourself, sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think that 60% ownership is what it was at the end of last year

              • baby seal says:
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                Ah, who knew commenters weren’t the best sources of facts?

                Gonna have to rethink some things… brb

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No way, nonsense!

  7. baby seal says:
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    Sup G?!

    Bauer – don’t worry, I’m taking your word on it! I doubt you were really drilling into all 500 dudes in excruciating detail again. That just sounds insanely painful. Don’t know what to make of Bauer so I have been avoiding – just don’t have a strong opinion, honestly. Can easily see a world where he’s top-15 or shit again. Since he’s a bit of a headcase, I usually fade those guys unless I’m really into them, and I haven’t been too confident he won’t blow up my ratios in that park.

    Gallen – yummers. One of the guys who I think is a really good target now. He “got his hype” already, so isn’t moving up w/ the Luzardos and Montas’ of the world. Who the hell knows w/ the ball in Arizona, right? Or how many games will be there — 10, 50, 0? No freakin’ clue. Makes me a bit happier w/ selecting Yordan in the 4th of my OC over Corbin… howseva, Bieber + Corbin + Montas would’ve been pure sex.

    Ohtani – yep, daily only for me. And I try to fade headaches. Out again this year, but REALLY rooting for the guy. I’d love him to put up a MONSTER 2-way season in 100 games. SportsCenter would go nuts for that shit. Would be GREAT for the game.

    Quarantine Roto 2 — SquadSoFar:

    Ramos ($5)
    Freeman ($31)
    Gleyber ($22)
    Bell! ($18) [lololol, he keeps going at a value!! You’ve officially gotten almost everyone at Razzball off him]
    JDM ($29)

    Darvish ($19)
    Kluber ($10)

    Pending bids:
    E Rosario ($16)
    J Turner ($11)

    Listened to the pod yday, good one! Haha, chemistry w/ Rudy is awesome.

    Your comment about your schedule revolving around when Cougs can watch TV made me seriously LOL. Same way in my household, except it’s the other way around, w/ my gf constantly asking when/if we can watch a show. It’s a strong power move, bro. Don’t be the little bitch!! Haha, I kid, I kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer — Yeah, I just thought it was fascinating that I wasn’t and I was so close on his 1st half #s

      Gallen — Yeah, I shouldn’t drafted him more — Some people were saying they would use a humidor in every Arizona park, but I don’t think so

      Ohtani — Yup, same, rooting fro him, don’t hate him personally, but I don’t want him

      Haha, oh, it’s too late, I’m already the little bitch here…We had it out last night with me trying to get her to watch TV

      • Wake Up says:
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        If you wanna send her over here, I’m half way through Die Hard 2 and I just figured out that he’s been dead this whole time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She doesn’t like Xmas movies

          • Wake Up says:
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            Spoiler alert!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oops!

        • baby seal says:
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          “Hey babe, you see this guy Wake Up on Razzball dot com? Pretty cool photo, right? He wants you to come over and watch Die Hard 2 with him. Sounds fun, right? When are you leaving…?” LOL, she would be horrified if she saw your photo…. (I love it!)

          • Wake Up says:
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            That’s my grandson

            • baby seal says:
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              Haha, sorry, bad joke!

      • baby seal says:
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        Hahahaha, last night my gf said, “you promised me we could watch The Crown.” *whimpers*

        I said, “but I still have work to do, maybe tomorrow night babe,” which was true. But I was really just spending time building my fantasy baseball spreadsheets and automating them more, lolol.

        Thoughts on #SquadSoFar?

        The historical convo on the pod was pretty cool. Not a bad way to eat up an episode. I checked it out when Rudy released it, but only for maybe 30-mins and then was commenting away as usual. Going to dig a little deeper on that thang.

        Rudy was a bit harsh on the work he did there! Wasn’t a *total* waste of time. It’s also a really cool thing you can’t get anywhere else. I’m sure in a year or two, when baseball finally returns, unless we’ve had the last game ever (so funny when you said that every 3 mins lol), he’ll be happy that he did it.

        It won’t necessarily help anyone directly win their league in 2027 (when baseball finally makes its triumphant comeback, and Trout is batting .247 w/ 13 dongs), but I think it helps put things into context when doing a little strategery (said in a GWB accent).

        I knew Cole and Verlander had sick seasons last year, bc the landscape was such hot garbage… but I think seeing the data really helps puts that into the *proper context* when you’re thinking about 2019 and how /if you should change anything for 2020. A lot of folks might see that and think, “AH! I need an ace so I can be the best eva!” The right way to think about that, IMO is, “AH! Those seasons were massive outliers and we shouldn’t count on that happening again! But it does give credence to the idea that you want a solid base up front, bc the back-end is going to be an utter disaster.”

        What’s going on this weekend, amigo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What work do you have to do during a pandemic?! Watch The Crown with her! Or…and I mean this…I will.

          I’m still very surprised that Verlander’s 2019 was *that* good…It was so recent, did it feel like a season on par with the greatest seasons ever?

          Big plans this weekend! I gotta figure out short ribs — stay tuned!

          • Dave D says:
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            While you two are watching movies I’ll be watching my daughters try to play pranks on my two year old son and I wait for my wife to go into labor at any moment.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re about to have another kid? Wow, I had no idea…Congrats, man!

            • Wake Up says:
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              2 words

              Pull out

              Joking

              Good luck

              • Dave D says:
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                Thx!

            • 183414 says:
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              My niece just told me she expecting 3 at once. Crazy.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                WHAT?!

                • 183414 says:
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                  Yeah, triplets. Crazy, right !

                  • baby seal says:
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                    OUCH

                    • 183414 says:
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                      She’ll have a Caesarian. She’s pretty freaked out, though. I’m freaking excited !

                    • baby seal says:
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                      It’s all upside for u AE!

          • Wake Up says:
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            Prolly has to do with verlander doing it during all time HR totals ?

            • baby seal says:
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              Exactly it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that was exactly it, according to Rudy

          • baby seal says:
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            Believe it or not bro, I have a job!!! Just the usual data analysis, stock research, helping our investors make “better decisions.” Good times.

            TOTALLY agreed w/ you — comment was soooo spot on. It was not like, “I HAVE TO TURN INTO VERLANDER!” Like when Pedro was slingin’ it. Those seasons were NASTY. Always loved/hated seeing him go up against the Yanks back in the day. He might be my favorite pitcher ever. LOVE the arsenal. And yes, the Yankees are still his daddy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yeah, exactly…Pedro was so amazing, Verlander seemed good, but one of all-time best? Cmon!

              Give me stock tips!

              • baby seal says:
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                Haha, OK. What do you normally do, assume just buy and hold?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m selling on the reg, but no buying! I’m kidding, I haven’t done anything with stocks in a long time

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Haha, alright, I hear Boston Market might IPO again

                    Want in on that?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I have one tip for you…Never buy stocks on an empty stomach!

              • 183414 says:
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                Me 1st. haha

                • baby seal says:
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                  Here are a few to check out… need more info to give proper recs, but we can discuss offline.

                  TEAM, ZEN, DOCU, TWTR, V, GDDY, CRM, TWLO, AAPL, PYPL, CRWD

                  Plenty more where that came from

                  • 183414 says:
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                    I should have bought oil stocks yesterday.

                    • baby seal says:
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                      I don’t do energy, but hindsight is always 20/20!

            • baby seal says:
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              Also, that’s why I’m usually here ~11am-noon. Market is dead then, and I’m “eating lunch at my desk”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Market is dead bc everyone’s at lunch?

                • baby seal says:
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                  LOL, that’s part of it

                  Volume is lowest in the middle of the day. Especially w/ how everything is computerized now, programs are set to mostly trade the first and last ~90 mins of the day.

                  It’s a bit of circular logic, but since that’s when there’s liquidity, that’s when people trade, so then more people trade then, etc….

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ah, that makes sense

          • baby seal says:
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            Hit send too soon. Love short ribs! You got a crock pot? EZ PZ, lemon squeezy

            • baby seal says:
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              Also, it’s time to setup that YouTube channel — stop resisting!!

              Lots of $$$$ to be made!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                We have a surprise coming Monday

                • baby seal says:
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                  Awesome!

                • Snacks Zillion says:
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                  Ha, Nice!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I might have to crock dem *itches

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Sous vide bruh

            • baby seal says:
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              Gotta get one of dem thangs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I need to sous vide the crap out of them, huh?

              • baby seal says:
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                Yes, unless u wanna eat da poo poo

            • Wake Up says:
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              Franky ftw

      • Dave D says:
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        I own one share of Ohtani and that is too many. I only drafted him in that small window of time where it was announced his pitching was delayed 7 weeks and he’d be full time DH. Now… what you said is spot on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

        • baby seal says:
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          Simpatico, amigo

        • 183414 says:
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          Same here. 1 share when I thought he was just a d.h. Will use him as such, unless he turns into Babe Ruth. Then I’ll alternate weeks.

        • Always thought Ohtani would be a force if he just concentrated on hitting. Great approach and powerful swing, and a helluva arm too

  8. KrazyIvan says:
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    #35 Corey Kluber is a pitcher in the top 40 that intrigues me. It has less to do with him and more to do with what the Rangers have done with two veteran projects. Lance Lynn, Mike Minor and Corey Kluber all have names that start with the same phonetic sound. That means something….
    Besides that factoid, Lynn and Minor ditched their sinkers completely when they arrived at Texas. For Lynn he threw more 4 steamers harder. For Minor, even though his 4 seamer went down in velocity he has thrown more often high up in the zone and used his off speed to attack the bottom (mainly a change up.)
    We know Kluber will continue to throw one of the most devastating hooks in the game. My prediction is that the Rangers have him ditch his sinker too in order to throw the 4 seamer up. His 4 seamer has actually never gone down in velocity over the years as it’s his sinker that has been going down .5 mph for the past 3-4 years.

    Think of what the Rangers are doing is memorizing the book on Ray Searage and then doing everything the opposite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber is interesting if he didn’t look so terrible before and after last year’s injury — He wasn’t just injured, he was bad too

      • baby seal says:
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        Read me below!

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        I hope we get to see it play out. I’m not sure how many games there might be at this point.

        Last night I watched a random MLB game played on April 16th. ‘92 Mariners @ White Sox. It was weird that we were just talking about Kevin Mitchell and behold he was batting cleanup between Jr and Dan “the hammer” Pasqua.

        I think the M’s manger Bill Plummer inadvertently invented the “opener”. He accidentally penciled in Pete O’Brien and Tito Martinez at 1B on the lineup card he gave the home plate umpire. They lost the DH and pulled a double switch to get the pitchers spot hitting 9th and used his entire bench pinch hitting.

        George Bell went deep for the pale hose, Tito for the Mariners. 5-4 Sox. A brutal cold night at Comiskey. I bet the big leaguers aren’t missing those raw April games that much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dan Pasqua! Haha — awesome throwback name

          Damn, Bill Plummer never gets his due

    • baby seal says:
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      Yeah, I’m with you more than not. But 2 months ago I would’ve said, nah, hard pass. I want to see him do it before I invest there.

      Now that the season is shortened, he’s had more time to work on his mechanics, build up arm strength, and should be more ready to go, with any sort of IP limits not an issue any more.

      The other major concern is how he’s historically a *very* slow starter. I’ve always thought that has more to do w/ the cold weather and how he’s a “feel” pitcher. Thinking he may not have that issue if we’re starting out in July.

      Not a target for me still, but I’m open to it now. If you look above, I just got my first share in a slow Roto Draft & Hold auction I’m doing w/ DT, BUNDERSCORE, and some other commenters. Good target in an auction, IMO. Think I got a good value there. Cheers.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Krazy Ivan,

      You never emailed me: [email protected]

  9. Task Force says:
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    Hey with so much downtime I’ve probably been over analyzing my team and going through every position what ifs… my bench OF right now in 6×6 OBP 12 team league is Trent Grisham and my the rest of my roster is balanced between speed and power. Would Trent Grisham be the best bet for the bench or would Dylan Carlson or Austin Hayes be a better choice off of the waiver wire?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grisham

      • baby seal says:
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        Damn, I need to learn your ways, sensei. You wrote 1 word and I wrote 100…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fortune cookie, “Why use multiple words when one word is all you need? Also, I realize this fortune is longer than one word.”

          • baby seal says:
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            ROFL HAHAHA, the best fortunes are the ones that make you face palm

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, completely, right?

    • baby seal says:
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      Trying to look this up for you, was spelling it “Hayes” and couldn’t find the motherfker anywhere in my spreadsheets!! Haha, *Hays!!!!

      Hays has a bad OBP — would avoid in that format.

      Grisham is the best of the group. High BB%, best projected OBP, Carlson is projected for a few more steals, while Trent a few more HRs (all per PA). Trent has a spot to lose, Carlson has a spot to fight for, and don’t think he’s actually (technically) in the bigs at this time. So he needs to get called up, too.

      Hope that helps!

      • Task Force says:
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        Thanks guys! Sorry Hays autocorrected on me and I didn’t notice! Way too much time to look into bench OF’s

        • baby seal says:
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          It’s a dangerous …. haha

          Don’t sweat Grisham!

  10. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, thanks for keeping all of the posts coming with no baseball, need your sense of humor to get through this. Have a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I was offered Kluber, Heaney and Odor for Nola. I have Nola as a 12th round keep value, but we can only keep 5 guys, and I have about 10 guys that I could keep, so it’s not a huge loss as the keep value goes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Nola side

      • Ryan741 says:
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        I could also get Montas instead of Kluber. Or he offered Montas/Luis Roberts for Nola

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

        • 183414 says:
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          Respectfully disagree with Grey man. Montas/ Robert.

    • baby seal says:
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      Kluber side in that context, but it’s fair.

      Go back to the guy, tell him to lose Odor, and ask for a better SP in the deal, whether that’s replacing Kluber or Heaney, doesn’t matter to me, but would upgrade Heaney I think, big injury risk guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is this?

      • NUX says:
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        Just a bunch of tunes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? I thought the 1st one was a cartoon

  11. 183414 says:
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    Hannity said the smartest thing he ever said last night, re: baseball.
    Before entering stadium, everyone’s temperature taken. Wear masks and gloves. If you are scared to go to the park, don’t. Now please talk to Newscum and Cuomo.

    • Grey

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      I don’t have a direct line to either, sadly

    • baby seal says:
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      Let’s just get the players on the field first, then worry about fans later

      Would be ecstatic to turn a game on right now. Going to one feels like I’m asking for too much, haha

  12. 183414 says:
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    Just heard from my niece. Expecting her 1st, 2nd, and 3d children all at once. Lives in Dallas. Told her to make sure I have a guest room. Want to enjoy it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow! That’s nuts…Did she have any already? Talk about an instant family

      • 183414 says:
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        Nope. Miscarried last year. She’s totally freaked out. Told her to do a lot of yoga. haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that is so crazy…Thinking good thoughts for them

          • 183414 says:
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            Thanks Grey, me too. Told her to do yoga regularly for her stress level. She’s my only niece I really love, and we’re very close. Like a daughter to me. Her husband is an awesome Texas guy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s awesome! You know Donkey Teeth teaches yoga, no joke

              • baby seal says:
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                Didn’t believe him when he said that the first three times

                Crazy!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It is nuts, right?

  13. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Get yourself a lanyard for your spectacles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, honestly, that’s good feedback

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Yup, shame Burgess didn’t have one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So true

    • 183414 says:
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      haha. Yeah, good idea !

  14. Yants says:
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    The vast majority of dust in your home is dead skin cells. You’re breathing in organic remnants of you and your loved ones. Let’s eat Grandma!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welp, now I’m wearing an n95 at home too

    • You’re also breathing in the same air as Julius Caesar. Especially if you are crashing at a mall. Especially if that mall has an Orange Julius and a Little Caesars.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  15. Ferris says:
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    Shin Soo Choo or Caleb Smith in a points league (3 pts per k)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      • baby seal says:
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        Feel like u might need more info than that lol?

        Choo is pretty legit in points…. apples and oranges though, as G says

  16. baby seal says:
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    What up dude, hope the weekend is treatin’ ya well

    We’re about to fire up The Crown over here in the seal lair!

    Check out #TeamSoFar

    Ramos ($5)

    Freeman ($31)
    McNeil ($13)
    Turner ($11)
    Torres ($22)

    Bell ($18)

    JDM ($29)
    Rosario ($16)
    Pederson ($6)

    Darvish ($19)
    Price ($13)
    Lamet ($11) — pending
    Kluber ($10)

    Budget was $300 this time w/ 14 teams. Plan going according to… plan so far. Still have a good amount of money left. Next major focus is to grab some saves…

    What do u think so far? Pretty solid for what I’m trying to do, I think.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching looks great so far if Price and Kluber are how you wanna roll, I’m not crazy about them as you now… especially not Kluber…hitting looks fine but a few guys I’m just not pumped for…But even if you like them, you have no speed whatsoever

      • baby seal says:
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        Clearly you forgot why I don’t have any speed!!!! C’mon Grey! Haha

        • baby seal says:
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          Also, RE Kluber, first share. Was TOTALLY out before. Got a good value here.

          If you read above, responded to someone on my new Kluber thoughts… here: https://razzball.com/top-40-starters-for-2020-fantasy-baseball-on-the-corona-timeline/#comment-2953234

          Short version: less worried in a short season now, think slow starts usually due to cold weather, so while not a target, I’m *open* to it. Wouldn’t touch in an OC, for example. But here, $20 league in Quarantine w/ Donkey and BUNDERSCORE… why the F not.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Maybe on Kluber but he looked done before the injury last year… it’s a gamble

            • baby seal says:
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              Yep, total gamble. Not doing it any important leagues

              Have a strong pitching base here, so think I can eat it if necessary

              Targeting Gallegos and Smith to help w/ ratios too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I did, maybe, wha’ happened?

          • baby seal says:
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            Strategy here was to punt SB, since it appeared to be the most expensive category, 14 teams, expanded starting rosters, etc.

            Also just to have fun and try it out — not too dissimilar to the Kluber pick

            Random thought here. Went diving into Bell last night for a bit. Since I’m ending up with SO many more shares than expected, due to these auctions, wanted to see how badly I’m potentially F’ing myself, haha.

            I know why you’re off him and have zero issues w/ that. I do think the guy has legit 30 HR power, hits the ball really hard, and will have a good lineup spot w/ some DECENT ENOUGH guys batting in front of him. His BABIP was also incredibly low. I think he has .280+ AVG upside, especially w/ that GB% that you so eloquently dislike.

            Again, NOT a target, I guess unless he keeps going 20%+ off. Just some random Sunday Seal Thoughts. Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Also watch The Crown already for your girl, would ya please

      • baby seal says:
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        Haha, we finally got one in tonight… after I roasted her for being annoying and too available, lol.

        I really do love the show. Will get some more in tomorrow!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tell her to Zoom Cougs and I and we’ll tele-watch it with her

          • baby seal says:
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            Hahahaha, she brought you up today!!! AHHH, what is happening in mah life, G????

            “Even your little friend Grey said you need to spend more time with me.” HAHA, F ME

            I had already apologized, so I did that again. Good times. Going to watch this show today until her f’n eyes bleed.

            But first, we’re about to make some dank chili in da crock pot. Going to let her take the lead for the first time, she needs to learn how to be a better cook, haha. Was dope when I made it last time!! Can share the recipe if you want. Really easy and good.

  17. baby seal says:
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    Did u see the Gallo clip I tagged you on Twitter? He was commenting on his picture in MLB The Show…. freakin’ hilarious, haha.

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