Was having a goof the other day with:

Our fantasy football guy, MB, came through with some major bars spat:

Drop some in the comments here on this post if you’re up to it and we will have some laughs. Any hoo! The top 60 outfielders 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 60 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:

42. Willie Calhoun – Was moved back up in my rankings after I lowered him, due to the broken jaw. One thing the coronavirus has done to baseball players has ensured everyone has time to get healthy. Wait, that makes no sense, yet makes perfect sense. Help, I’ve painted myself into a logic corner.

46. David Dahl – Bit of an explanation on what went on with my projections when they were changed to 100-game projections. Across the board, they were reduced from 162 games to 100, then I went in and jiggered with them. Jigga what? Jigga who? Jigga’d with them. Dahl was one I jiggered. See, his original stats were factoring in around a 120-game season with a lengthy IL stint factored in. Now…Well, I don’t know. These injury-prone guys are gonna be the trickiest. It doesn’t fully follow to say because someone can’t play a full 162-game season that they won’t be able to play a full 100-game season. Sure, it’s possible they will only stay on the field for 70% of the 100-game season, but they also might stay healthy all year, never getting that inevitable injury. This is solely talking about hitters. If pitchers, like Canning, are already complaining of arm problems, those don’t go away. But if a hitter is fully healthy to start the year, you can’t assume they injure their calf or oblique or something in the 1st 100 games. They might, but any hitter might get injured. So, with all that said, Dahl was moved up to near full-time in 100 games. He could absolutely miss forty games out of a 100, but you’re guessing he will, it’s no foregone conclusion.

48. Byron Buxton – …and what I said for Dahl, but I don’t know. It doesn’t feel right to give Buxton a full season of at-bats, but I did give him nearly that and moved him up in the my top 500 and above Tucker (one moment on him), but Buxton’s still not in a tier I’d draft, so this might be academic, but, eff it, anything’s better than pandemic. I will say Buxton’s partial past seasons do give us a solid idea of what to expect from him in only 100 games. I have him down for 49/12/38/.256/12 in 269 ABs and in 2019, when he played in 87 games, he went 48/10/46/.262/14 in 271 ABs. If I had some conjoined cojones (that would give me four balls and a free base), I would move Buxton up in my rankings to a place where I could see drafting him, but I just have no faith in him. The reason why I should be more optimistic is I could see him being the type to steal 15 bags in 30 games, and be way more valuable in a short season. The reason I don’t trust him:  See his past five seasons.

49. Kyle Tucker – …and what I said for Dahl, but opposite. Not saying Tucker will get injured, but I didn’t artificially inflate his projections to give him a full-time season of at-bats in 100 games. I still have no faith in Dusty Baker using a young player for anything but to fetch him some toothpicks. “I said grab some wood, boy!” “Do you mean I should ‘hit the pine’ as in I’m benched, or grab a bat?” “Neither! Grab me a toothpick, and make it mint-flavored!”

54. Andrew McCutchen – Never moved him down when he wasn’t gonna be ready for the start of the season so never moved him back up. You can say I knew all of this was coming which wouldn’t be a lie, I am a time traveler. Which also explains my Member’s Only jacket. Now, excuse me while I go back to 2019 and buy toilet paper.

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Anti-Scioscia Disorder
Anti-Scioscia Disorder
2 years ago

Rollin’down the street with my mask on;
Pickin’ up gin n juice
Cloth mask
Got my mind on my groceries and my groceries on my mind

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

16 team keep 4 (previous season’s ADP prices) h2h. OBP over AVG, total bases/OPS added and hits, net steals over steals
C
1B bellinger (K)
2B antana (qualifies everywhere needed some steals here, 2B guys falling off fast
SS correa (sick value for OPS/total bases/hits league where i got him)
3B
LF soto (K)
CF
RF yelich (K)
OF ozuna
util (2) otani (both)
BN
SP (want 8 with one of them streamer): woodruff, otani, carrasco
RP (6): iglesias (going closer 2 next pick not this pick)

go kingery or jd davis here, i know where they are ranked but for this build with those settings. jd davis appears ahead in TB/OPS, and i could target one of more of these later (plus i got a lot of medium steals guys, no completely dead ones already, esp with new HOU manager, correa isn’t old and might finally steal again), buxton, newman, goodrum, wong, cain, dyson, mallex, dubon, pillar later. but outside of buxton/wong these guys aren’t good for a league like this, it hurts you in even more categories. i doubt the other one is around by my next pick (and budget says to go RP there anyway), plus this is 10th round, i got otani in the 11th so i won’t pick for a while.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

otani was the 4th keeper, this isn’t yahoo so i have both of him for one price.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

or mcmahon could go him too (doubt i’ll pay the hampson price so i can’t tag team them, that IS an idea i’m going to attempt in another league though with far less starting hitter slots, so i won’t be screwed going OF 3 later)

– b.reynolds is also out there, but due to having no 3B yet i’m pretty sure i gotta target that here as tons of guys aren’t around by now.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

andujar (3B in fantrax, him and k.davis (LF) have more stuff there than even yahoo, which is weird since almost every other player has more stuff if possible from yahoo to fantrax than those 2) is an option, IF i trusted NYY to not be stupid with his playing time, which i don’t.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

12 team, h2h. 19 cats punting saves for now. Depending upon playoff matchups, acquiring RP help late is not hard in this league.
Hitting: Runs, RBI, SB, Ave., Ks, BB, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR
Pitch: W, L, Ks, HRs, WHIP, ERA, Saves, Holds, QS

Ramos
Olsen, Suarez, Ramirez
Moose, Rosario, Polanco
Trout, Stanton, Gurriel Jr, JD Davis, Verdugo
Util: Rendon
Bench: Canha, Urshela, Berti
SP: Giolito, Glasnow, Ryu, CMart, Stroman, Pineda
RP: Lugo, Britton, Ottavino

1. Too many bench bats? Which one would you trade and what area would you trade for?

2. With 12 being the best, please rank this squad 1-12.

Any other critiques welcomed!

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you. I now have four teams in this strange format. That last team you saw blows! That is gonna take work.

First team was the best. This one above I I think has potential. Should be fun!

So let’s okay ball

Gator
Gator
2 years ago

Who do you like better for 2021 – Urias or Luzardo? Thanks

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. Appreciate it.

thehombre
thehombre
2 years ago

Asked Fauci, when we hitting juiced balls?
Looking forward to umps making bad calls
Albombso blasting in an instance
Showing us 465 feet of social distance
Mondesi about to steal home on a dare
Crazy Biden trying to smell all of Greys hair
Franmil entering the season with so much drip
Hurry. Let’s start. I’m gonna spank CoolWhip.

thehombre
thehombre
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Putting my cig out in Arenados ash tray
Today was a good day

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
2 years ago

Latest proposal is a Cactus and Grapefruit League. Three divisions in each and AL/NL teams mixed together. Grapefruit is stacked with 7/10 of last years playoffs (Everyone but Dodgers, Brewers/A’s). DH for all.

183414
183414
Reply to  KrazyIvan
2 years ago

What a joke.

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

I think it would be worth it just to see some baseball again (and to see who the Pirates would DH with the whole season).

183414
183414
2 years ago

12 team league and you have Acuna, Turner, Cole, Alonso, Yordan, Castillo, Darvisk, Soler, Mous, Muncy, and Chapman.
How much money will you win ? I can say w/out any doubt, that no one would ever get close to drafting a team like that, nowhere close, at NFBC.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Everyone should pack it up and go home if there’s a team like that in their league, lol

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  baby seal
2 years ago

I hope it’s that easy, Baby Seal. But things rarely go according to plan in H2H. This short season will undoubtedly make things even more unpredictable.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

Did everyone fall asleep at the draft table?? How do you get Cole, Turner, Acuna on the same team? Those guys are all top-10 picks… I wouldn’t even cheat that much on my PS4, when I was 13, lol

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

It’s a keeper league so my keepers were Cole, Acuna, Turner, and Alonso. We also do draft pick trades so I was able to flip Buehler, Realmuto, and Devers for picks.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

AH, didn’t see that before, clearly. I was going to say, that’s the only way it makes any sense…

Shortened season or not, your chances of winning are extraordinarily high. Of course, anything can happen. Seems like you completely punted saves. Totally fine in H2H — but maybe you could compete there w/ trades? Seems like it may not be worth it though, actually. Nice job, man!!

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  baby seal
2 years ago

Yeah, those keepers made a huge difference.

As far as the save situation – This league uses holds instead of saves so I can compete in that category without actual closers. I haven’t drafted a true closer in years. I tend to rotate through middle relievers until I can hit on one that has the right mix of opportunity and ratios.

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

Jokes about Dusty’s toothpicks will never get old. Keep them coming.

Thoughts on this H2H 12 teamer? (OBP + Save/holds)

C Will Smith
1B Alonso
2B Muncy
3B Chapman
SS T Turner
1B/3B Mous
2B/SS Edman
OF1 Acuna
OF2 Soler
OF3 Franmil
OF4 Mercado
OF5 G Polanco
UT Yordan
Bench Happ
SP1 G Cole
SP2 Castillo
SP3 Darvish
SP4 Sonny
SP5 Lamet
SP6 Maeda
RP Ottavino
RP Pagan
RP Bummer
Bench SP Hendricks
Bench SP Stroman
Bench SP Gallen
Bench SP Civale

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! Like all of us impatiently waiting for baseball, I’d love to see this team accumulate some real stats.

Agreed on Polanco. He’ll get the boot in short order once meaningful rosterbating kicks in.

Speaking of which, I dumped Happ for Wander Franco as a dart throw in case something weird happens with expanded rosters and he’s up to start, or shortly after.

183414
183414
Reply to  SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

I’d certainly pick up Happ back for Polanco. Yordan will qualify at o.f. within a month after season starts.

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

Here’s my rhyming attempt:

Relax and stay woke!
While I take notes on the Trump scapegoats
Throw you in vote–misquote, misquote
Biggie Smalls for Mayor, the Corona Slayer, the Purell Player
Motherfucker, say your prayers!
“Hail Mary, full of grace–” smack the bitch with a bar of soap
Take her N95 mask and the suicide note
Jab her if she act funny and her nose runny
Oh, you got the hush money?
I don’t wanna date ya, I just want the bean capers
The hospital skyscrapers? I’m out like the newspapers
Who’s the you call Mr. Vaccinated?
My antibodies acclimated; a pill now encapsulated
I got so much Rona, I should be in Barcelona
“Make up to break up,” y’all need to spray up
Smell the Lysol, beat you to a crawl
Then fuck your moms, beat her with a baseball
She don’t remember shit, just the two hits
Her hittin’ the floor, and me with no quits (yeah)
Her legs completely split, still got my wits
And your moms ain’t ugly, love, I finished quick
I guess I was a combination of Baby Seal and Grey Albright
I was messin’ around and thinkin’ out loud
Smacked her, then, I asked her, “Who’s the Baby Seal?” (Mmm)
She said, the one who keeps it real
(Yo, Grey, you’re dead wrong!)

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  baby seal
2 years ago

should be *Baby Seal for Mayor* haha

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  baby seal
2 years ago

Also typo:

Who’s the *one you call Mr. Vaccinated?

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

HAHAHA, not going to lie, very happy with myself on that one

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Who you got in the MLB 20 the Show players league? I’m going Dahl and McCullers. More time to practice last year.

Jon Duplantier – Arizona Diamondbacks
Luke Jackson – Atlanta Braves
Dwight Smith Jr. – Baltimore Orioles
Eduardo Rodriguez – Boston Red Sox
Ian Happ – Chicago Cubs
Lucas Giolito – Chicago White Sox
Amir Garrett – Cincinnati Red
Carlos Santana – Cleveland Reds
David Dahl – Colorado Rockies
Niko Goodrum – Detroit Tigers
Lance McCullers Jr. – Houston Astros
Brett Phillips – Kansas City Royals
Ty Buttrey – Los Angeles Angels
Gavin Lux – Los Angeles Dodgers
Ryan Stanek – Miami Marlins
Josh Hader – Milwaukee Brewers
Trevor May – Minnesota Twins
Jeff McNeil – New York Mets
Tommy Kahnle – New York Yankees
Jesus Luzardo – Oakland Athletics
Rhys Hoskins – Philadelphia Phillies
Cole Tucker – Pittsburgh Pirates
Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres
Hunter Pence – San Francisco Giants
Carl Edwards Jr. – Seattle Mariners
Matt Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals
Blake Snell – Tampa Bay Rays
Joey Gallo – Texas Rangers
Bo Bichette – Toronto Blue Jays
Juan Soto – Washinton Nationals

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Maybe Tatis or Bichette, the league hasn’t had a chance to adjust to them yet ;-)

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

I would love for Soto to crush it!!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

LOL such a Pirates move… or maybe trade away their best gamer and in return get a vet thats never played the Show, then send him out there to pitch to contact.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

This just in the Bucs have re-added Felipe Vasquez to their active 40 man roster in order to compete.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Also I think the tweet later should read “What are the odds David Dahl injures himself playing in the MLB 20 The Show players league”

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

lololol

MB
MB
2 years ago

Features available. Soundcloud link in the bio

Ryan741
Ryan741
2 years ago

Grey,

Need a trade opinion in a H2H points league since we have all the time in the world to look at deals…. was offered Castillo/Ryu/Robbie Ray/Sano for Scherzer/Woodruff/Marquez/Dustin May. Would Marquez get moved up in your ranks with the possibility of fewer games in Coors, maybe into your top 40 for SP?

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Ryan741
2 years ago

Yeah, it’s fair. Really comes down to if you need Sano? Otherwise, it’s a pretty obvious pitching downgrade.

Personally, don’t love Ray. Would try to take him out for someone else, or to remove one of the guys on your side that you like, to keep him on your team.

Maybe try to keep Woodruff on your side. His value should go up a lot in a shortened season. Ray could be a ratio murderer. Ryu is fine but doesn’t excite me too much. I like the swap of Castillo for Scherz (assuming you make up the value diff w/ e.g. a Sano). But again, Scherz probably gains value now. Dustin likely loses value, so I’d trade him. Marquez is a total wildcard, so fine w/ getting rid of him too.

Hope that helps!

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

GGGG,

Jigga wit dem! Hahaha, so good! Happy Friday, bud.

Somewhere, in a parallel galaxy — far, far away — Grey is cackling about Alonso’s 15 homers to start the first week and a half of the MLB season. Writing, “I TOLD you people draft him, so don’t come crying to me about how CJ Cron is hitting .210 w/ 1 HR, because a bunch of ‘perts said they were the same guy. LOL, NOPE! Any who! Here’s today’s buy column.” THAT MAKES ME SO SAD. BAD SEAL.

Dahl — agree w/ your take for the most part here. I’m still pretty hesitant to pull the trigger when it comes down to it. As I always say, a lot of players out there to choose from. I’m honesty not sold that he’s the same player he was ~2-3 years ago, and especially the speed may not be there anymore, which is huge for his value.

Also, the whole Rockies thing you’ve been mentioning regarding if they don’t play there, even if only for a part of the season, is scaring the shit out of me. I know that may not be your intent, but that’s my read on it. Not taking any of them in my ongoing DT and BUNDERSCORE insane slow auctions — until we know more on the season and the specifics. Generally speaking, I’m fairly conservative when it comes to managing these unknown risks. Comes from my day job, I guess.

Buxton — I just can’t get behind the “wait to draft steals” strategy. You are praying those guys don’t suck or get injured (like Kingery), and THAT’S WHY they are going later. Or someone else may jump their ADP, then you’re left w/ reaching and hoping Berti or some other Hail Mary shot plays every day. Seems like a tall ask. Much prefer my new boy in this range — Bryan Reynolds — if I feel like I’m light on steals… and he’ll give a nice AVG to boot.

Same idea: straight up — who u taking between Reynolds and Cain? Reynolds for me.

Tucker — complete avoid for me. Obvious shit is obvious.

McCutchen — can’t shake this feeling that there’s something really wrong going on w/ his body. Breaking down for some reason. I’ve just been grabbing the other 500 OF in that area. Don’t hate it, though. Guys like this are a mental pretzel for me (is that how u say it?? Sounds wrong, lol) — so I pass. Charlie Munger has a good heuristic for these types of investment decisions that I’ve shared w/ you before–Circle of Competence.

My next set of ramblings will be sharing the current slow auction I’m in w/ the boys.

This one is up your alley. 13 teams, 5×5 Roto draft & hold, no bench or waivers, expanded starting rosters.

Absolutely loving this one. Third draft, so I got this whole auction thing down now, I think (lol). My auction tracking spreadsheet is very robust, finally. Can spin it up for a new draft in just a couple hours. Have a good system to get the player values quickly, have it flow through the workbook, and even built up my own quick-and-dirty Player Rater that I can finagle depending on the crazy league settings DT and B_DON concoct.

AND, this one is finally a roto draft, so I can lean on all the player research I’ve been doing over the last few months. Don’t have to try and figure out BOTH points and best ball strategies — the changing player values — while also doing my best to not auction like a complete dofus…

Thanks again for being my writing outlet and mental soundboard. Very grateful for that, because I am certainly mental!

#SealOut!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I appreciate it! No mas Rockies for sealito

HAHAHA, total DONK move!!
– His current guy in these drafts is definitely Suarez. Also loves him some Edman. We’re prob going to have a bidding war on him when he gets nominated some time soon.
– Also looks like he’s going heavy reliever / saves strategy here. He took DeGrom, as Donk does. But I like the price he got, $35. That was one of the values I had him at for this league (once I figure out how to manipulate the auction $s for the league, I always try to run the numbers a few times tweaking some of the assumptions). But my AVG price came out to $31 for him.
– He’s winning the bids on Hader and Osuna right now — so those would be his first 3 pitchers if it works out.
– He also tries to get Bellinger ($50) most drafts, got him here too, and has Luis Robert ($16), Mookie ($37), Yordan ($19), and Jason Heyward for a dollar, lol. We’re about 100 players deep right now. Parentheses are the prices he paid — to help give perspective on my guys.

Gotta feel for Tucker. Guy can’t catch a break, oh well

<3

I’ll share the values I had for my guys on your Monday post. Or maybe I’ll swing by here on the weekend if you're around. (You must be around, right?! Haha). For now, will just list what I won them at. I know some guys in the league may read this post…

PS, before I get into this, think you saw my silly tweet supporting your now defunct Razzball Prospect pod taking down ESPN in the bracket? … LOL, THAT IS SO SAD. For them.

I explained most of the rules for this thing above. It’s very similar to a regular Roto league. Last thing is the expanded starting roster. 13 teams, $260 each.
– 2C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 2 MI, 2 CI, 7 OF, 2 U; 13 P; no bench; no WW; no IL slots

#SquadSoFar

C: Kelly ($5)
2B: Hiura ($18)
3B: McNeil ($12)
OF: Just Dong ($28)
OF: Springer ($20)
OF: Laureano ($14)
P: Giles ($8)

In the process of bidding for Bo and Morton. But I don’t NEED those guys. Plenty of both SP and SS still available.

What do ya think??

Coolwhip
Reply to  baby seal
2 years ago

Duck Season!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Haha, what??

Coolwhip
Reply to  baby seal
2 years ago

exactly ;-)

*footnote: see the famous exchange between bugs and daffy

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Not a lot of SP have gone yet!! Mostly hitter nominations. My budget is still in prime condition, baby, no worries. I am top-3 in the league for $ per avail. roster spot currently

I have a set amount set aside for pitching and I know who I want. I’m fine helping to get as much $ off the table as possible until they get nominated (like w/ Morton)

Someone bumped me on Bo… to be expected, was sort of planning to grab some lower tiered guys anyways, but worth a shot if u can get a deal…

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I WILL REPORT BACK WITH MY SP! hahaha

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

HERE I AM, AS PROMISED!

#TeamSoFar

C: Kelly ($5)
C:
1B: Bell ($10!)
2B: Hiura ($18)
3B: Donaldson ($13)
SS: Seager ($7)
MI: McNeil ($12)
MI: Edman ($7) — Donk didn’t put up a fight
CI: Turner ($10)
CI: Sano ($8!)
OF: JD ($28)
OF: Springer ($20)
OF: Laureano ($14)
OF Mercado ($9)
OF:
OF:
OF:
U: Cron ($6)
U:

P: Morton ($18)
P: Montas ($13)
P: Price ($8!)
P: Lamet ($8!)
P: Giles ($8)
P:
P:
P:
P:
P:
P:
P:
P:

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT PITCHING YET — I am mid-bid –$4 each for Kela, Odorizzi, and McCullers

Wanted Robles for $5, but people are going ham sauce for saves right now. (Draft & Hold)

Assuming I get those guys (or someone similar for similar price), that gives me $26 for 10 spots left. Not a lot of $ left out there, so players going for way below value, as highlighted above to some extent.

I had Reynolds for $6, and a max bid of $8, but some psycho who has like 9 players and literally no money left (after this), went to $9 on him…. good luck w/ that buddy. For perspective, Kepler and Escobar are about to go for $7. It’s a relative overpay, even though I have him as a $12 player…

Anyways! What do you think of the squad? Got some wiggle room still. Where am I weak? Have some ideas and targets in mind.

SealOut!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

You don’t need any SPs other than Sale and Ohtani

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I figured that was what would happen when we were drafting back in November. Pretty obvious.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Hahahaha, very true!!

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
2 years ago

“Shake em up, shake em up, shake em up, shake em,
Roll em in a very large socially distanced circle of homies and watch me break em.”

“I had to stop at a red light
Looking in my mirror and there is Grey Albright
And everything is alright
I got a beep from Cougs, and she can cough all night.”

“Today I didn’t even have to use my N95
I got to say it was a good day”

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Woolly the Mammoth
2 years ago

THIS IS THE BEST ONE I’VE READ!

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Woolly the Mammoth
2 years ago

Word up

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

The picture of this man was taken when he recently visited Chernobyl as a tourist. When asked why he came he said he “thought it would be cool and that he had to pickup a crate of Rawlings baseballs that Rob Manfred had sent there last year”.

Click on continue to website to view if you don’t use Dropbox)

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Mark Maharaj
Mark Maharaj
2 years ago

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ny-mlb-juiced-ball-new-study-meredith-wills-20200331-br5s6kt6mfhm7lcmpz7mxo5ghy-story.html%3foutputType=amp

Could be interesting if the new baseballs are in play this year. Less homers and might deflate values of many.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Don’t want to be a conspiracy theorist. If MLB was telling the truth, they were making adjustments in 2017 when they took over the making process, and introduced it midway that season, and in 2019 maybe they finished refining the process before the playoffs.

If MLB was telling the truth in 2017, maybe the new ball is here to stay and we will have less homers. I think the evidence at the end of last year and in the story points to the new ball being in play

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Then they can start each game off with a 10-10 score. Those ‘fans” that MLB is trying to convince, that HRs and more scoring is good for the game, won’t know the difference anyway.

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
2 years ago

I am no lyricist put paint a picture of Snacks and Grandpa Donks each with a MLB logo’d N95 face mask and old school Oakland A’s batters helmets on backwards in a drop top 64 Impala with a back seat full of Toilet Paper and booze and some strippers, riding dirty as hell into the sunset. Thats a good day-

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Snacks Zillion
2 years ago

Grandpa Donks finally made it into a rap song, check it off the bucket list! Only took him 90 years!

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Got Skilz that Kilz in this group………………..

Maybe Next round we can go country for Grampa Badonka-Donks

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
Reply to  lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
2 years ago

Ha!!!!

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

These SNY Mets sims are making me depressed for whenever the 2020 season starts – the Mets look awful and are like 4-8 or something with all 4 wins a save situation for Edwin Diaz, whose last save was an adventure – he walked Yelich to load the bases and then got Avisail Garcia to strike out swinging to end it. Familia has like a 10 ERA right now and Alonso is hitting around the mendoza line.

Murph
Murph
2 years ago

Grey+ everyone –
Check out Bob Nightengale reporting in USA Today…
Basically – they’re discussing a plan to realign all of baseball into Cactus and Grapefruit leagues… play in AZ and FL… institute DH for all teams… doubleheaders every night… world series in late November!
Sounds like fun to me!
Anything to get baseball back!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Murph
2 years ago

Would be great!

Seems like Floridas cases are gonna take a bit to peak since their governor waited so long to lock down. Could be a real mess there with all the elderly.

Mark Maharaj
Mark Maharaj
Reply to  Murph
2 years ago

Would kind of be cool and the 30 team tournament is also a great idea.
A one time thing.

Too Soon
2 years ago

The total deaths today didn’t even top 1K,
I gotta day it was a good day!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Too Soon
2 years ago

haha!

Steve o
Steve o
2 years ago

From 6 feet away that honey had potential
Shout out from my boss. Good news I’m essential
Today was a good day

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Steve o
2 years ago

Haha, good one!

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
2 years ago

WhuTang Virus don’t infect No Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris Fuck it over like Scott Boris
Sat on on the bench and drank me a Corona
Looks baseball gonna play in Arizonza..

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
Reply to  lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
2 years ago

Nice!!

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks……….good thing typing and spelling don’t count in compton

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
2 years ago

Woke up and put on my sweats
Thank god I ain’t got no pets
Same all same all
Popped me some adderall cuz there ain’t no baseball

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!

Awesome top60 report, loved it to bits.

a. So again none of these guys drafted. Waiting for top80 and top100, please!!!!

b. My attempt at a ‘@ice cube in lockdown’ couplet…

Invited for BBQ wings by Busta Rhymes
Stepped out o’ my ride, no mask, now the Po-Po sending me away for dimes.

c. MLB quote of the day for June 16, 1983

‘Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.’

Wade Anthony Boggs, won four straight batting titles to join only Gwynn, Cobb, Hornsby and Carew.

d. Have a nice weekend and Happy Easter to those celebrating in the lockdown.

Cheers,
Ante

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  galica
2 years ago

B. Ha, nice

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey!!

a. He came a military family. Discipline was really important. No chance for any negativity.

b. Hoping for top80 and top100!!

c. Another icecube lockdown

To Live in Die in LA
All I get to hear is Cold Play
When I bust outta here
Someone gonna pay!

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  galica
2 years ago

Grey!!

So many errors.

a. He came *from a military family, not as Grimey wanted me to say *on…

b. To Live *and dIe in LA
The rest is the same

Cheers,
Ante

183414
183414
2 years ago

Assuming, which is another way is saying hoping, there is a partial baseball season, that doesn’t factor in the governors of states who won’t be permitting baseball to be played in their states to perhaps 2023. Also doesn’t account for the 15 or more double header games that will go 7 innings, or with rainouts, 5 innings. (or would an official game then be 4 innings).
That said, with the exception of a few iron men left in the mlb, I think p.t. is a crap shoot.
Also, what are the dimensions of the 10 parks in Arizona where so many of the games may be played, assuming there are games ?
What about playing games in states where there are wide open spaces, like Wyoming, Montana, Oklahoma, and the Dakotas. Perhaps Field of Dreams can be played in Iowa, as in the movie, with 1 or 2 families allowed to watch the games.
Qualcomm is available in San Diego, if I may suggest.
I wish I could have David Blaine draft my remaining teams.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

If you build it, they will watch on television!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

And James Earl Jones announces all games. For Astros games he uses the Darth Vader voice.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

that would be cool

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Is this Heaven? …..No it’s Iowa……….Maybe it is Heaven.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I like the Field of Dreams idea too!!