Today we go over the top 80 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball, which comes after we went over the top 60 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball, which came after the top 40 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball which followed the top 20 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball.  Link dump!  Tomorrow we hit the final 100 best outfielders, then on to the top 100 starters.  It’s the best day of your life because I’m bestowing on you wonderful like your father never did.  Don’t ask me to go see you play Little League though, that’s not happening.  As always, my tiers and projections are noted and all of the 2015 fantasy baseball rankings are there.  Where?  There.  Dur.  Anyway, here’s the top 80 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball:

61. Carlos Beltran – This tier started in the top 60 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball.  This tier goes from here until Markakis.  I called this tier, “The childhood game of Hot Schmotato.”   From this tier, a Zombino will dust the dirt off his uni and starting feeding off of pitchers’ breaking pitches and brain custard.  It’s impossible to know which one it will be this year.  I will also say about this tier that all of them, except Beltran, ranked much higher in last season’s Player Rater than they’re being ranked here, so, while they seem yawnstipating at best, they’re usually safer than the sexy, hump, hump upstart guys.  The last thing I’ll say about this tier, if you don’t know what you could get from the outfielders in this tier, welcome to fantasy baseball.  Good luck in your first year!  2015 Projections:  62/17/68/.257/4

62. Nick Markakis – This offseason, I said, “Between the Braves trying to unload their entire lineup, they signed Sparkakis.  I get the feeling the Braves are trying to punt offense this year.  They seem determined to trade away The Good Upton (which they did), and have already unloaded Heyward.  This deal (for Markakis) actually makes sense for them.  Finally, they have a leadoff hitter without embarrassing themselves with You Suck Upton.  Oh, and that’s kinda relative to Y.S. Upton, because Markakis hasn’t exactly been an OBP machine the past two years.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2015 Projections:  84/15/54/.269/5

63. Desmond Jennings – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Fowler.  I call this tier, “Likely rotten, but maybe you’ll be happy you gotten…them.”  Hey, I’m an almost poet!  From a long line of almost poets like William Turdsworth and Emily Dontknowdickinson.  What, you don’t remember the Almost Poetry Movement of the 1940s?  It predated Beat Poetry by three weeks.  It beat Beat.  Brett Lawrie takes all the guff for being a post-post-post-post-post-POST-post-hype sleeper, but Lawrie is still young enough that he can make good on promise.  Jennings wins the trophy for Failed Expectations.  (It’s actually one trophy that gets handed around from different fields of non-expertise, so Jennings needs to get the Failed Expectations trophy from Skeet Ulrich.  “He’s gonna be the new Johnny Depp!”  Cut to three years later, “Well, he can still work as his stunt double.”)  2015 Projections:  71/10/41/.247/20

64. Nori Aoki – Suddenly everywhere I look for Aoki’s stats he’s listed as Nori Aoki and not Norichika.  Where did the ‘chika go?  Did some coaches last year suggest he shorten up his swing and it got lost in translation?  Is it because he hit only one homer last year so he felt he wasn’t deserving of the ‘chika ‘chika boom?  Did a coach tell him he needs to “Roll with it,” and that translates in Japanese to ‘Nori with it’ and that’s why he looked confused the whole year?  “Nori with it?  How about Nori no understand it!  And why do people keep singing, ‘Proud Mary keep on Nori’ing?!'”  That’s Aoki losing his cool.  As for him on the Giants, I don’t see much changing for him.  He is what he is no matter where he is.  2015 Projections: 74/8/39/.287/20

65. Dexter Fowler – As has been a new ritual of mine, on my birthday each year I bet on a team to win the World Series.  I’m picking up some good habits as I get older!  So, this year I was looking at the odds vs. who I wanted to bet on.  In other words, I like the Dodgers to make it deep into the playoffs but I don’t want to bet on someone that is eight to one odds.  Doesn’t pay enough for the risk involved.  With that said, do you know what the Cubs odds were?  Ten to 1!  Ten to mothereffin’ one to win the World Series.  That is so absurd that I’d bet one thousand dollars to win back ten dollars that they DON’T win the World Series, and it would be a smarter bet.  Oh, and for what it’s Wuertz, I bet on the Reds at 60 to 1.  I figure if they get Bruce, Votto, Phillips, Frazier, Hamilton, Mesoraco and Byrd on the same page with Cueto, Bailey, Leake, Cingrani and Aroldis, sixty to one odds is a decent gamble.  (Rudy bet on the Indians at 20 to 1.)  As for Fowler, he’ll be leading off for the World Series-winning Cubs!  Otherwise, he doesn’t change at all.  2015 Projections:  89/13/48/.252/15

66. Rajai Davis – This a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Span.  I call this tier, “It’s SAGNOF, snitches!”  Rajai is the King of SAGNOF to the point where he doesn’t even need to have a starting job and he still gets 35 steals.  He’s in an interesting position now.  He will be platooning with Anthony “I Feel The Need For Speed” Gose, and mentoring him like he’s the progeny of his royal loins, casting away aspersions of those that speak ill of the Gose, and likely still hogging most SAGNOF for himself.  “I am the King, after all.”  That’s Rajai as his toe corns are rubbed off by Ben Revere.  2015 Projections:  54/5/49/.269/35

67. Coco Crisp – Coco hasn’t been traded yet.  Emphasis on yet.  Big flashing lights around yet.  Airplane runway guys waving lights at yet.  A cellphone store sign spinner pointing to yet.  Whether he’s moved or not, he’s SAGNOF with a side of power and a big helping of injury-proneness.  Why can’t he stay healthy?  To paraphrase The Game, “I don’t know, probably doing what the Crisp do, but when I’m screwing up my hamstring, eff it!  Then I’m Coco Crisp too.”  2015 Projections:  72/8/42/.257/21

68. Ben Revere – He could have some upside in his Rawlings cleats, but after Revere stole 49 bases last year, I think no mountain is high enough, but that’s pretty close.  I also don’t love that Revere looks to be hitting in front of the cast of The Walking Dead.  He had 601 ABs last year and 547 in the leadoff spot and his counting stats were 71 runs and 28 RBIs.  That’s the 2nd worst RBI total since 2000 for hitters with 626 plate appearances and the 150th worst runs total.  Think about that for a second.  He had a .306 average while batting leadoff and accumulated over 600 ABs and he still had the 150th worst runs.  He had the same amount of runs as guys that were batting much lower in the order with a .228 average (Alex Gonzalez in 2003) and the 2nd worst RBIs in 14 seasons (Luis Castillo in 2000).  Oh, and the Phils will be worse this year.  Hey, don’t throw batteries at the messenger.  2015 Projections:  68/1/31/.298/35

69. Anthony Gose – On a side note before we even get to the actual note, you know you’ve used and abused your web browser with baseball when you type in “Gose” expecting his page to come up in the history because you had searched it previously and your browser goes instead to Tuffy Gosewich.  Tuffy Gosewich sounds like a limited offering from the Chipwich company that was only available at MMA fights.  Here’s what I said this offseason about Gose (no wich), “Traded to the Tigers. The Tigers grabbed Gose because they have a need…a need for speed!  This might be the best landing spot for Gose.  Not because he’ll fall into an everyday starting job, which he might, but because he’ll be able to intern for Rajai, The King of SAGNOF.  Regarding the trade, King Rajai said, “I’m going to put him in charge of an entire branch of government.  That branch is grapes, and he can hand-feed them to me.”  Gose’s fantasy value really comes down to whether or not he gets the starting job.  If he’s starting, this will be huge and he could be a sneaky 40-steal guy.  Stay tuned.  Or not.  Your choice.”  And that’s me quoting me!  If you did indeed stay tuned, you’ll know that Gose is the stronger side of the SAGNOF platoon in Detroit, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the King ends up seeing more ABs.  2015 Projections:  59/4/22/.231/28

70. Denard Span – Due to cosmic forces that I can’t explain, Denard Span needed to be ranked near Ben Revere.  When I asked for a reason from my cosmetologist, she said, “I think you could use more lipstick,” and I realized I was talking to a makeup person, not one fluent in the cosmos.  UPDATE:  Span has a core issue, and that reminds me of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Core and now I want dessert!  I’m guessing Span will miss about three weeks of the season, and just over a 15-day DL stint.  2015 Projections:  81/2/24/.279/22

71. Michael Morse – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Vogt.  I call this tier, “Lie to yourself, don’t lie to me.”  By this tier name, I mean if you lie to yourself long enough, you might be able to convince yourself that you’re going to enjoy owning these guys.  Just don’t come on here and tell me that I’m wrong about any of these guys and you’re drafting them with confidence.    Went over Morse in the top 20 1st basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball.

72. Steve Pearce – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball.

73. Michael Cuddyer – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball.

74. Martin Prado – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball.

75. Logan Morrison – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball.

76. Stephen Vogt – Went over him in the top 20 catchers for 2015 fantasy baseball.

77. Juan Lagares – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the top 100 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball.  I call this tier, “I’m grabbing onto these guys like I’m a video vixen and they’re a sports car.”  I’m in a white flowing dress with no underwears and Def Leppard is singing to me to pour some sugar on Lagares.  Lagares should be batting leadoff this year, and he has 8-homer power with 20-steal speed.  Oh, and he’s only 25 years old, so he could peak this year with a lot more stats.  Also, his defense should keep him in the lineup the whole season.  If you tell me you don’t like Lagares or anyone in this tier, I will Tawny Kitaen your ass.  2015 Projections:  77/8/42/.277/22

78. Michael Saunders – I already gave you my Michael Saunders sleeper.  I wrote it while making a New Year’s resolution to not stop breathing.  UPDATE:  This is me pouring some out for the groundskeeper that I’m going to murder for leaving the sprinkler out.  I’ll sprinkle you!  2015 Projections:  54/13/58/.249/12

79. Adam Eaton – I like Eaton, but what did you expect — I’m half-Jewish and half-Italian (a pizza bagel).  My family plans dinner before we eat breakfast.  I say I like Adam Eaton because what I’m about to say could make it sound like I don’t.  He’s never done anything.  Since 2012, he’s shown promise and has been hailed as a sleeper by some.  Prolly by me on more than one occasion.  In Triple-A in 2012, he had 7 homers and 38 steals with a .381 average.  He’s still carrying that allure, but last year he had 1 homer and 15 steals in 123 games.  Sure, he was injured, and he only played 66 games in 2013 because he was injured that year too.  Hey, upside is here and if he’s around, I’m drafting him, but I’ve seen him being drafted way higher than this and I’m not about to go out on that limb without fear of falling down the ugly tree and hitting every Michelle Branch.  Confusing metaphor points!  2015 Projections:  80/5/38/.281/20

80. Josh Reddick – You’re like, “Wow, I’d love to get Reddick this late.”  Okay, but let’s keep your weird fetishes out of this.  Sure, you think you’d like to draft Reddick this late, until you actually do and he’s hitting .220 with two homers through June.  There is a chance he could return to the 2012 player he was when he hit 32 HRs, stole 11 bases and hit .242.  How much of a chance is the question.  He hits a ton of fly balls, which is good since you want the homers.  It will limit his average though because if you hit fly balls, they will be caught.  If he would’ve qualified last year, he would’ve had the 2nd highest fly ball percentage in baseball, barely behind Chris Carter.  His big problem is — or since it’s the Athletics — the elephant on the uniform is he doesn’t hit his fly balls very far.  He only hit 7 homers last year that would’ve been out of the majority of stadiums.  He pulls the ball and barely gets it over.  That could be said of about 15 of his 32 homers in 2012 too.  So, I’d take a late flyer on him, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you need to cut Reddick by mid-April.  Sorry, if that made you cross your legs.  2015 Projections:  67/17/72/.238/4

 
  1. Mike B says:
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    How extensive a bump would you give Desmond Jennings in OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike B: Not noticeable

  2. Yescheese says:
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    So many marginal CFs, so much SAGNOF, SO MUCH SAGNOF. Great take on Ben Revere

    I still have Adam Eaton fever. Can anybody cure it ??

    • Fastpitch says:
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      @Yescheese: Revere had ankle surgery in October.

      • Oogots says:
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        @Fastpitch: the surgery was before last season. His sbs drive a lot higher value than this ranking.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Fastpitch: Thought he just had the screws out and was good to go?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: hey now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yescheese: Only Eaton, unfortunately

  3. Wake Up says:
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    Chika is doing whisky ads in Japan…prolly with Dmitri Young …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Ha… What goes better with a Meathook? A sifter of honey bourbon….

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Suntory time!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is it that time already?

  4. Wake Up says:
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    Cosmetology is not even real, just like astronomy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: I thought so, didn’t feel like Googling it

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Don’t know why…Cosmetology/Cosmology always brings me to Astronomy/Astrology…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha Dix

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I love this is the summation of your 2015 football knowledge.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Sky: It really is. I just found out about him last week.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Being a fantasy football player, I saw notes on him on twitter before the NFL draft constantly. Surprisingly, Haha Dix wasn’t a common joke theme. Except from me, of course.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe Dix!

                • Mordacious Levator says:
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                  @Sky: since he’s a defensive player i’m sure there’s all sorts of Fantasy football players that still haven’t heard of him, really.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m gonna throw a Hail Mary and says this is directed towards me

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Touchdown! you are correct sir. Who’s in the Super Bowl without looking? This is a test…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Shoot, I just bet on them and already forgot…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Wait, you went to a Boston school…I already know who you know.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Bruins? Stop!

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Well…I’m gonna kick a zone pass into the touchspace, and say maaaybe it would be a little easier for the little people…if sooome people used the handy dandy @ thing…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I hear ya… It doesn’t come up when using the backend

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hey now!

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: HaHa Dix!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Literally!

  5. Wake Up says:
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    Good night

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      WU3!

      • Gareth says:
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        @Mike: Hey!

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Mike: haha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: hey Mike (who knows how to count to three), let Gareth borrow your abacus, he’s always on some other number than 3 with his G3’s.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Morning!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Morning!

  6. Curtis Jones says:
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    OF got bad fast. I was way more excited taking my 3rd, 4th, and 5th OFs last year in the $1-3 range when they were Avisail, Brantley, and Gardner. I assume I need to fill at least 4 slots before we get to this point in the 12 team keeper auction, if not all 5.

  7. AndreLouisMoreau says:
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    How excited is it reasonable to get about Dalton Pompey for dynasty purposes? Hurl-a-tangerine-into-the-wall-of-my-apartment excited? Tentative-fist-pump excited?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: and here i figured the answer would have to do with contract length of player/league size stuff. It’s actually much more complex. Hehe.

  8. Gareth says:
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    I loved the Span and Revere doppleganger thread last year.

    I’m surprised however that Revere is one ahead in the rankings this year though. Span hitting atop of the decent Nationals offense as opposed to the putrid Phillies offense would appear to be the separator in this case when picking either one.

  9. Gareth says:
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    Loved the Rudy Indians bet.

    REDS?

    HA!

  10. Gareth says:
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    Been at Disney world this week. The missus and I have had a casual running count of selfie stick sightings as we’ve walked the parks.

    It’s been rather disconcerting.

    • PK says:
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      @Gareth: I haven’t seen one of those in real life yet. I imagine I will crack up laughing, but still be envious of how nice their pictures came out. They seem like a good idea, but you’ll never catch me using one!

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Gareth: What are they supposed to do? Use their arm and thumb to take a picture? Blasé.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: I got my own selfie stick!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: THIS is where the “G3!” should be. the more you practice the count the better you’ll get (like Blackjack counting)

  11. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Have you not seen Back to the Future II? Cubs win the 2015 series!!!.
    Which inspired Marty to purchase Grays Almanac. Hey!!!

    • PK says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: Holy shit, I never noticed that the almanac was “Grays”. That is hilarious!

    • PK says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: “Crammed with facts, figures, records, and statistics. This authroitative book gives you all the information you need to know. Also, SAGNOF!”

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @PK: Is that Biff hiding in the bushes planning on taking the almanac and bet on the Reds? Nope sorry. It’s Pete Rose.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @PK: Ha

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: can’t wait to see that best-of-nine series between the Cubs and Marlins!

  12. Swfcdan says:
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    Cant wait until we get to the arms now, had enough of these shizzy OFers.

    Who do you like more in a keeper from now on and by how much:

    G Cole, ($8), 3 years
    Jo-Fer ($8), 3 years

    • Cram It says:
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      @Swfcdan: Considering Jo-Fer is the 2nd coming of Jesus (fact!), I would lean him, by enough towers of Pisa to reach the moon.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Cram It: Haha good one. Been up it, it’s wierd!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Toss up, prolly go the healthy arm

    • Swaggerjackers says:
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      @Swfcdan: Still have to get through 20 more lousy OFs tomorrow. :/

  13. Hawk says:
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    If you’re looking to stream for stats, grab Fowler on draft day with the plan to drop him a couple of weeks later. He seems to roar out of the gate and then cools back to suckitude by mid-April.

  14. zeus says:
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    Grey,

    Nori means toasted seaweed. Maki means roll

    Zeus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “Seaweed with it?” That’s just crazy!

      • zeus says:
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        @Grey: sorry to ruin the jokes in his blurb. But I gave you generic Latin named jokes last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I understand, Zeus.

  15. zeus says:
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    As an aside keeper question. OBP league. Keeping Abreu and Dee Gordon. Maybe Carlos Santana. If I don’t keep Santana I can get four of these. If I do then two.

    Stroman, A Wood, C Allen, Keuchel, W Myers, R Castillo, D Santana, Arrieta.

    Leaning to Santana Myers and Stroman.

    Note this will be last year I can keep any of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Myers, Rusney, Arrieta, D. Santana

      • zeus says:
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        @Grey: thanks. C Santana is pretty beastly in OBP and qualifies as a catcher in this league. You’re right though. This sets up my pitching staff well and I should be good in sb.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  16. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I wonder if Coco is done at this point. Or at the very least with all the injuries, a tone down on his running which would hurt him and possibly move him down the lineup. I wrote a Billy Burns post, Grey. I need support.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I feel like Burns posts were written last year about the same thing… I don’t know, but I do think Coco gets traded in July

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Billy don’t play no deadlines. June 4th.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I could see the trade happening for sure. Or at the very least, they move him to left so he doesn’t have to cover as much ground. His defense slipped a lot last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, no argument here… He either gets hurt or traded, maybe both… I’m sure Beane knows there’s no reason to keep Crisp

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            If you can’t tell, I’m trying to go a bit deeper with the Deep League Thoughts series. Requires a bit of tea leaf reading in the outfield.

            But yeah, Beane knows. Odd to think they signed Coco through 2016, though. Seems very un-Beane like.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wonder if Beane even thinks about the length of contracts or just takes whatever the agent wants, since Beane knows he’s trading him anyway

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Ha, probably. Billy would drive me insane if he were in my fantasy league. 5 trades a week, minimum and he’d add and drop Sam Fuld 20 times.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Drop Fuld? Blasphemy! He’d platoon him with Trout

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Ha! I heard rumors that Beane was calling the shots on pretty much every move, including in-game stuff, last year. Sadly, this would not surprise me if he had a player like Trout (and thank god for us he doesn’t).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was just looking at the Rangers team… There’s maybe 3 guys in their starting lineup that wouldn’t be platooned by Beane, and they only have one platoon right now

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      He misses being able to put Kyle Blanks in his lineup.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Shoot, Beane might even platoon Fielder

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Well, it sounds like Prince’ wife was already doing that to him. He was on the wrong side of the split, so I’ve heard.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: maybe there is something to the taste of a meat eater she missed?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I would’ve thought being a veg-only guy he’d have improved her life with plenty of pineapple juice.

                    • Happy Vegans says:
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                      @Sky: Damn skippy!

            • Cram It says:
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              @Sky: I was gonna say, who gives a shizz about what Coco might produce? This shouldn’t be the longest thread here. Someone ask about Mookie Betts already!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                I think I’ve heard more about Mookie in 3 months than I have about Mookie Blaylock for his entire career.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: does that include Seinfeld re-runs?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: oh shizz. I just realized I was talking about nookie Wilson.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: and my phone auto corrected mookie to nookie. Must be made in Queens

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Where did you stick that cookie, JFOH?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: In snookie

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Did Fred Durst put it there?

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Sky: Great band!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    More a Mother Love Bone fan myself

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @Sky: Andy Wood!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: I remember reading after they signed him that the move was done so they wouldn’t be penalized by baseball for too low of a payroll. It’s was some BS like that

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Interesting, it’s the only thing that would make sense in this situation.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: I’m hoping for an appearance of oakland correspo ndant ghost town steve to explain this.

  17. Sherwood Hayes says:
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    Grey what side of this deal do you like more, Hamels and Gyorko or Aaron Sanchez and Heaney. With all man crushes on Gyorko aside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  18. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Well im about to get hit with 30 inches of snow tonight….that feeling i had of spring training being right around the corner is gone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad time to be living in a truck

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha

  19. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Went and saw American Sniper the other night…Really Good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw it on a screener (at home), so that might’ve taken some of the wind out of it, but I was pretty meh on it

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: @Grey: I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I took it a face value though, for the action and the disconnect with which the main character carried himself. I really liked the good guy/bad guy sniper story. I didn’t look for it to be too profound or be some commentary on Patriotism or the effects of war.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: because it’s Eastwood I was expecting a commentary on patriotism.

          • Cram It says:
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            @J-FOH: Agreed, and I turned off that angle going in. I get it, American Sniper, you’re unAmerican if you don’t see it and love it. But I was just looking at it for straight entertainment.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Cram It: I didn’t care for lone survivor. It gave away the ending in the title and Marky Marky couldn’t act his way out of a wet paperbag. He seriously peeked at boogie nights where he plays an idiot. Not saying he is one, but when he acts I’m not buying it.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I disagree on Marky Mark… He’s surprisingly good in some movies… Departed, Boogie Nights, Fighter

                • Big Magoo

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                  @Grey: Shooter, Ted, Three Kings… He’s actually been in a lot of solid movies. A few clunkers mixed in there as well though.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, totally.. Those too… BTW, watched the Goodfellas doc, finally! It was solid, wish it was longer

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      @Grey: Nice! Yeah, the doc kind of left you wanting more. It was a good watch though.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Big Magoo: shooter was not good, Ted was great but that had nothing to do with him..ok maybe the idiot part and in 3 Kings they had Clooney…oh wait now i get it you’re being sarcastic. He’s like the action drama version of Adam Sandler.

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      @J-FOH: Adam Sandler? Ouch, low blow. I did like all of those movies, actually…

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @J-FOH: The Other Guys was surprisingly quality funny. He was good in Invincible. He’s limited in the types of characters he can be. But to not like basically anything he’s done? Did he “say hi” to your mother or something?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He did say hi to your mother too

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Big Magoo: its only an ouch because he gets paid to play the same guy over and over again. It’s not great. oh and it hurts because its true.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I didn’t like the Departed and never saw the fighter. Feels like a one trick pony, the Nick Cage comp sounds about right which means tehol wants to have sex…um I mean an orgy with him.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You never saw The Departed? Oh, JFOH…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: no I never saw the fighter, I saw the departed twice and didn’t really care for it. the second time was to see if I was nuts the first time, but nope, didn’t like it the second time through.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, you’re nuts, Departed was terrific

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: the departed was the academy saying were sorry for not giving it to you for Goodfellas. I think you’re terrific but the Departed, not so much.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Doesn’t matter what any academy says, Departed was a great flick…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: i can’t trust the academy they are a ray cess pool

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Then why are you saying that in relation to Departed?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: its trending on twitter

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What isn’t?!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: J-FOH isn’t insert sad emoticon

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh no

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Grey: Man you love The Fighter huh? That movie was so blah, meh.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Wow, surprised to hear you say that… Marky Mark’s sisters along made it

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @Grey: Leo? Yeah she was great you’re right…and I really like DOR. Kinda getting sick of the “everything fake Boston accent” thing. Not a fan of MM at all, though he was great in The Departed and Boogie Nights.

                      PS Watched Budapest again not at 3am, much better…

                • Happy Vegans says:
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                  @Grey: Agreed. Love how it peaked into the mid-point and went downhill from there.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Totally

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I might’ve had higher expectations… It felt phoned in by Clint (as his last few movies have been; fake babies and all) and Bradley Cooper gives me nothing beyond what he’s saying

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: Same here…i didnt go into it for anything other then entertainment and it held my attention throughout the entire movie…thought it was really good

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I actually liked it a lot …maybe had a different feel in the theater..im not the biggest cooper guy but thought he played that roll really well.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: and the role as too

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: as well ha ha….the snow is getting to me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could’ve been the theater thing… I think that screwed my enjoyment of The Birdman

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Oh man, Birdman was freakin’ phenomenal. In the theater at least.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, everyone whose taste I respect really loved it… I liked it, but I think I might’ve loved it in a theater… I will say A Most Violent Year was great on a TV

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: I think the theater would enhance the experience. The all drums soundtrack coupled with the extended one-take scenes following the characters around definitely added another element of awesome.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I could see that… See Whiplash, it’s amazing

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: OK, cool. Was iffy on it, hearing about its cliche inspirational plot. But will do.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, def

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yeah i dont go to the movies very often unless its something that i really want to see…i liked Birdman too

            • Cram It says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: Same here. I do like three a year. May I never waste one of those trips on a movie like Her again…

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Cram It: Ha Ha…Amen

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Whiplash was still my favorite film of the year, you should check it out

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: next two on my list are: Whiplash and Nightcrawler

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Wake Up: Yes! Want to see Nightcrawler. Always liked Jake and he’s really hitting his stride.

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Cram It: yeah, agreed…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Loved both of them

  20. Mannyforpresident says:
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    Pitchers tomorrow or is Grey going to 100 with OF’s? Please tell me pitchers….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OFs go to 100, then SPs

      • Mannyforpresident says:
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        @Grey: Can’t wait for Wednesday then, but as always, awesome work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  21. J-FOH says:
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    Time to change the projections. Josh Hamilton predicts a 30/100/.300 line this year for himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, in that case!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: that give me a pre season post idea, all the “this means nothing” and “of course they are going to say that” type stuff. Oh and don’t forget the weight change guys, either up or down. Now we can add the ridiculous things players say before the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love it!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: done and done. Now all I need to do is name this baby

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              are you this baby’s father?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: no but I will raise it like its my own, which means I will neglect it during fantasy baseball season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Post Is In The Best Shape Of Its Life

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: wouldn’t it be “This Post Is In The Best Shape Of Its Life” written by the razzball writer who is in the worst shape of any other writer.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @J-FOH: “This post has a 75% HR/FB…for Spring Training…in AZ”

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: or i can make it like what you teach a toddler. “Shapes, Numbers and Letters”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mad Libs it… Reported to camp 30 lbs under his weight from last year. Then give choices: Butler, Adams, Philly Fanatic, Jesus Montero

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: the interactive razz

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I hate the Yups!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tup*

                      *Autocorrect off Yup

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Tups? sounds like a fat joke.” Hey there Tups McGee!”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tuppy!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Balls! I think I just nicknamed myself

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tup

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: just call me Tups McHate

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Perfect!

  22. J-FOH says:
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    I must be getting a lot of hidden messages around here. I had bagels and lox for breakfast and planning to have a pasta dinner tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  23. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    An outfielder who didn’t make this cut but looks like he could fit into either the Zombino or Sagnof tier is Carl Crawford. He’s basically a cheaper, slightly older version of Lorenzo Cain. Much better K-rate too. Projects to get around 500 PAs and hit at the top of the lineup. Could be a solid value pick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, he’s coming tomorrow

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: screw you and why are you reading my under the greydar thinking list? Its on my fridge and you live 3,000 miles away

      • Big Magoo

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        @J-FOH: I’m in your head. Crawford. Lagares. Want me to keep going?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: yes, please, you talk to me enough to start to get the crazy

  24. Hakuna Machado says:
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    Quick keeper question…need to pick 2 from this group. 14 team/H2H (OBP/SLG instead of AVG, and QS instead of Ws): OZUNA!, Carrasco, A Wood, Avisail, Salazar, Shoemaker.

    I’m leaning OZUNA and Carrasco, but wanted to get your take.

    Here are my other keepers: Encarnacion, CarGomez, Rendon, Altuve, Cespedes, Felix, Kluber, J-Zimmermann, Archer, Odorizzi, Owings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OZUNA and Carrasco

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Hakuna Machado: Id keep Ozuna, Carrasco, Avisail and Shoemaker. Id throw back Archer and Owings.

      • Hakuna Machado says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks fellas. I feel good now that I have the Grey and J-FOH stamp of approval.

        I wish I could throw back couple of those guys, but they are in a different keeper category (our league has a farm system so I have farm rights to those players). I’m really hoping to get Avisail back in the draft.

  25. birrrdy! says:
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    I guess David Peralta is praying that his phone will ring that he’s been selected to Grey’s top 100 OF. His agent is advising him not to hold his breath…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be called

  26. Robby Rob says:
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    Grey I have a keeper question for a 14 team h2h league where we include Hits, Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG & OPS in our hitting categories. We only get to keep 1, here are my options:

    Carlos Gomez – A guy that’s in the prime of his career although speed maybe on the decline.
    Starling Marte – lots of upside
    George Springer – the k’s and the inconsistency bother me since I’m in a H2H but the HR’s intrigue me
    Josh Donaldson – Better park and will get to play in Yankee Stadium and Camden Yards a lot this year.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Robby Rob: Sorry no baseball talk today…all about TV and Movies from here on out….please try again tomorrow

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Robby Rob: Im leaning Marte

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: depending what round you lose a pick in…if you lose a first i would say gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Robby Rob: Gomez

  27. Dave says:
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    Where is Drew Stubbs? I heart him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soon

  28. MB says:
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    If I have doolittle, should I trade for clippard or try to get a different closer?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MB: depends what you are trading for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can

  29. J-FOH says:
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    I was reading a worst case scenario for the Dodgers in the local rag and management called the CF job as wide open. With the two guys running the team coming from Tampa and Oakland, we could possibly see Chris Heisey as the opening day CF. If I’m reading the fielding stuff right he looks like a good defender and if Pederson struggles in spring we could see it. I get that his stats, especially that BB/K rate, are hot garbage, but in the national league he bats 8th and they praise him for his defense. Now don’t think I’m saying its going to happen because Ii don’t see this happening, but if it did that would be a fantasy travesty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that would be a nightmare

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: like when they ran a Robert Irvine and Ann Burrell that one time on the food network.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shudders

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I almost wrote that at the end of my sentence but between the stars

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              One word: Genique!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: portmanteau point!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Aweyeah! (Maybe not that one)

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: not so much

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wahwah

  30. Ghost says:
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    Why are we even talking about the 80 and above? I call this tier” I got lucky” or “I really do suck at fantasy”tier. I like lagares here and that’s it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Word

      • Ghost says:
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        I do apologize, I believe I am suffering from the lack of having anything to do with Fantasy Baseball! I am so waiting on Feb 1st so our site goes up and somewhere around there the adp comes out (yes we use yahoo for now). Again plz let Arenado be in the 40’s (unlike your lovefest) so I get my 2nd & 3rd pick! Aubreu, Arenado, Springer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would be sweet for everyone

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Ghost: join a 30 man league, where we’re literally bidding on hundreds of players (and how to budget for those), each so many a week, for 4 straight weeks, this is after drafting 5 rounds of players that most of which probably won’t ever be useful MLB players; but we have to try to grab the best of them.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: i mean, if you want to cure the angry boredom….

  31. Mike B says:
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    Now that Marky Mark and Coco have been covered I suppose I’ll just ask about positional depth and trading strategy.
    Firstly, I see over a handful of guys who landed in top 20 1b write up (actually ranked well outside of top 20) landed in mid to late 70’s here. Ex) Vogt 44 1b/77OF …speak more to depth at first or relative shallow OF group?
    Secondly, Arenado’s owner in a keeper league seems content to throw him back into draft pool; do I sit back and allow to happen as I can now draft him myself, or do I convince owner to keep him so I can trade and have as a 9th round value(can only make offseason trades from players kept)? Thirdly, there is no thirdly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OF is the deepest position… Depends what you’re trading for to get him

      • Mike B says:
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        @Grey: I would be trading a pick in early teens most likely since the owner doesn’t value arenado enough to consider him an obvious choice to keep.

  32. Dawtcommish says:
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    To whom it may concern, Should I sell high on any of these players in my farm system: Betts BOS, Peraza ATL, Baez CHC, Bogaerts BOS, Pederson LAD, Winker CIN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  33. Clint says:
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    Couple things:

    1) Chika has been outlawed by the Feminist PC Police for being offensive to Latina women so they protested outside Al Gore’s house until he agreed to have his internet erase half of Nori’s name.

    2) 10:1 against the Cubs seems awful low considering Back to the Future has them beating the Miami Marlins this year in a sweep somehow (wonder what the Marlins’ chances are with that in mind?)

    3) If Anthony gets the Detroit job, I think I may have to name my team “Talk to me, Gose” just to see if anyone in the league’s old enough to get it.

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