As FDRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR has said before, “Today, will live in infinity.” No truer words have been said repeatedly over and over again, but mostly in my brain. This league crawls itself into my brain and gnaws like a gnat. Imagine a gnat named Gnat opens a diner in my brain named The Peach Pit, and it’s only frequented by Bad Thoughts, and these Bad Thoughts take all the pre-draft prep that I do, and, immediately after my first pick, the Bad Thoughts whisper, “You screwed up.” That’s how I feel with this league. Is it as bad as I think or did I let in too many Bad Thoughts? It prolly is just bad. So, my Tout Wars team stinks, but, if everything works out as intended, then my Tout Wars team might only kinda stink. Here’s to kinda stinking! For those unaware, this league is 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG, two-catcher, 12-team NL-Only league. Anyway, here’s my Tout Wars draft recap:

C: Roberto Perez $1
C: Manny Pina $1
1B: Matt Olson $35
2B: Ozzie Albies $29
SS: Jose Iglesias $6
3B: Jon Berti $1
MI: Jose Barrero $2
CI: Garrett Cooper $1
OF: Juan Soto $49
OF: Seiya Suzuki $29
OF: Dylan Carlson $14
OF: Lane Thomas $9
UTIL: Bryson Stott $1
UTIL: Jake Fraley $2
Bench: TJ Friedl, Tommy La Stella

P: Chris Bassitt $16
P: Mike Clevinger $14
P: Ranger Suarez $11
P: Ian Anderson $10
P: Huascar Ynoa $9
P: German Marquez $8
P: Jose Quintana $2
P: Rowan Wick $6
P: Alex Colome $4
Bench: Johnny Cueto, Chris Stratton

I’M GOING TO TRY TO BE IMPARTIAL, BECAUSE I’M JUST A SCREAMING VOICE IN YOUR HEAD RATHER THAN ACTUALLY YOU, BUT DOES THE WAR ROOM EVEN LIKE THIS TEAM OR IS THIS AS BAD ON PAPER AS IT LOOKS ON HTML?

I know, Mr. Al Caps, it is just kinda sad looking, right? My War Room totals (free with the Razzball subscriptions) are as follows:

So, the War Room doesn’t appear to hate my team. Let’s interview the War Room to find out what really thinks:

“So, you like my Tout Wars team. Why?”
“I was being nice, I don’t really like it.”
“I see. Why stop being nice now?”
“Because.”

So, that was illuminating.

SINCE THE WAR ROOM LIED TO YOU AND YOU’RE OBVIOUSLY SHOOK, AS THE KIDS SAID ROUGHLY SEVEN YEARS AGO, WHY NOT JUST PACK THIS POST IN AND SAVE YOURSELF A HEADACHE?

Nope, I will trudge on and try to figure out why I don’t like the team.

GREAT, I SAY SARCASTICALLY.

Hate having so many one-dollars players. Not how I roll usually, so how did that happen? Allow me to go into mind-numbing detail.

My plan going in was get Juan Soto, because I love him, and this is an OBP league. No matter the cost. Seriously, I would still be bidding him up if someone else would’ve stayed in. I’ll go to $260 on Juan Soto, then take out a credit card, and go into debt for the rest of the team, if it were allowed. So, Juan Soto was on the team first. Got him for $49, which is the price we have him for in our NL-Only values that include OBP (the link there goes to 5×5 with average). After drafting Sexy Dr. Pepper, I took a long pull of my kiwi-honeydew vape, and leaned back in my Barcalounger. My job was done here. Then Matt Olson was nominated and my values–Actually, you wanna see my values? Let me hear ya! *listens to my computer screen* Hmm, can’t hear anything, but here is my team hitting values:

El oh el at Jon Berti and Garrett Cooper. There, you see Matt Olson was down for $36, so I went to $35 and crickets. I shut my window to try to damper the sounds of nature, and shrugged. I like Matt Olson a lot. He’s a 40+ homer, .370+ OBP guy. He’s actually above Freddie Freeman on my values (barely, Freeman was $35). Then, after drafting Olson, I had one job:

Wait for Seiya Suzuki.

Tap my index finger against the desk and count Mississippis until Seiya was nominated. That was all I had to do.

At around 45 Mississippis, Ozzie Albies was nominated, and I allow myself one high-priced MI, so, ya know what, Grey, you handsome bastard, you like Ozzie Albies, don’t you? Night and Day, Albies? Sure! So, I locked him up, and went back to waiting for Seiya.

“How long until I would be Seiya’ing Suzuki on my team?” I asked myself. Then I turned to my reflection and said, “You’re clever too, you ess oh bee!”

Then another 85 Mississippis later, I was like, “Stop staring at yourself and nominate Seiya!” Unfortunately, I couldn’t find him in the draft room, how do you search this thing–Finally, there he was! Nominated! I had willed it into existence! I figured I was going to get Suzuki for $19-ish. Maybe $22-ish! Perhaps $24-ish! Then, the price was up to $28 and I was like, “Am I not going to get him? Do I even want him anymore? This is a lot for him. Stop second guessing yourself, you’ll have enough for the rest of your team.” So, I went to $29 for him, and that last voice lied. I didn’t really have enough for the rest of my team. I love Seiya, but I likely should’ve said see ya to him. It cramped up the entire rest of the team for money allocations. I was all out of allocations, and so lost without you (the rest of my team), as Air Supply would’ve sang of my team.

OKAY, THAT WAS A LONG, WINDING ROAD OF STUFF I DIDN’T NEED TO KNOW. HOW ABOUT YOUR PITCHING? WHAT KING OF BINGO-BANGO MISTAKES DID YOU MAKE THERE?

My pitching is decent, methinks, and metalks like a leprechaun. Here’s the pitchers’ values:

Aside from the hilariously awful Berti and Cooper, Chris Bassitt is the only player I went over our listed prices for, because I’m a dog person, and also I love Chris Bassitt, as anyone who’s read the site for a minute knows. (An Urban Dictionary minute, which is a long time.) I would’ve been out at $17, but $16 feels solid for a 170 IP, 8.7 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 3.60-ish ERA pitcher. He has upside on his new team too. Scherzer and deGrom pitching more IP than Bassitt? You making that bet?

Should address the elephant in the room: Ian Anderson, and why is he dressed like an elephant? Take off that stupid costume! So, he’s the first pitcher this year that I’ve drafted that I don’t like like, and likely contributed to some of my apathy towards this team. I don’t have anything personally against Ian Anderson. I love Jethro Tull. It’s a lovely band. Shizz-boom-bang, as their music sounds to me. In my top 40 starters rankings, I said I was avoiding Anderson. He looks like he’s getting by on smoke and mirrors, and eventually that magic turns into the abracadacrapper. Also, my big problem with him is his ADP, and here I was able to get him for a very good price, so, well, interjection, I drafted him. I’m not thrilled, tee bee aitch.

CAN YOU PLEASE END THIS ON A POSITIVE NOTE? YOU’RE BUMMING ME OUT.

Okay, I have a positive for you. Here’s my War Room totals from last year:

And that pitching team was the best in the league (with a cheap Tyler Mahle and Freddy Peralta), and my hitting was:

The dog’s breakfast. That hitting couldn’t have been worse. So, this year’s team can’t be worse, after I learned all those lessons from last year…and drafted Juan Soto, a high-priced 1B, 2nd OF and MI again. Nah, the real takeaway is, as William Goldman once said of Hollywood, no one knows anything. My team should be competitive, and the rest is in Juan Soto’s hands.

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J H
J H
2 months ago

Dig your team. We had NL only auction this past weekend.

Thoughts?

C: Yan Gomes $2
C: James McCann   $7
1B: Matt Olson $36
2B: Diego Castillo $2
3B: Ryan McMahon $18
SS: CJ Abrams $9
INF: Keston Hiura $5
OF: Bryce Harper $43
OF: Ronald Acuna $29
OF: Seiya Suzuki $19
OF: LaMonte Wade Jr $3
DH: Jose Iglesias $2
UT: Colin Moran $1

P: Charlie Morton $20
P: Carlos Carrasco $10
P: Jesus Luzardo $8
P: Adam Wainwright $14
P: Steven Matz $13
P: Mitch Keller $6
P: Justin Steele $2
P: Joan Adon $1
P: Camilo Doval $9
P: Art Warren $1

James Stechschulte
James Stechschulte
3 months ago

Totally off topic from your post but I wanted some Grey thoughts on my team specifically with my keepers that need to be set soon.

Background: Keepers league, $280 available for both keepers and auction draft. Keepers price is based on previous years auction value or WW price. Contracts have a base price and can go up by $5 for hitters and $4 for pitchers each year you sign someone on a contract with max 5 year contracts.

Thoughts and amount of years for these guys:

Hitters:
Donaldson $2 base salary – thinking one year keeper but I doubt he would go for much more than $2 in the auction so I could just throw him back and get him for ~ the same price.

Winker $2 base salary – thinking three years (wish he was still in Cincinnati). Contract would be $2 for 2022, $7 2023, and $12 for 2024.

Ketel Marte $13 – probably too high of a base so throw him back into auction

Raimel Tapia – $1 base but I think I will throw him back in the hopes I get him for $1 again and he breaks out and has a better year which allows me to keep him and have a base salary of $1 next year as a keeper.

Mark Melancon – $1 base – going to keep him for one year at $1 for 2022

Julio Urias – $19 base – We don’t have a innings limit or it’s really high so pitching goes for a premium. This one is tough. I think I am going to keep him for at least one year.

Jose Urquidy – $2

Luis Severino – $1 base (held him all year) – I am going to do at least a four year contract: 1,5,9,13

Aaron Ashby – $1 base – Do you like him long term? This could be another 4-5 year contract.

Noah Syndergaard – $1 base – anyway he becomes any good again? If so, this is the perfect time to sign him to a 3-4 year contract.

Lance McCullers Jr. – $15 base – might be too much to keep and throwing him back might make sense.
Gregory Soto – will he be the closer? I think he’s worth the $2 price for this year at least.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Can keep him for $8 this year and $12 next if I want. I doubt I want to go more than 2 years with him.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago

12 team keep 10 mixed roto, I am keeping Story, T. Anderson, Albies, Semien, K. Bryant, Springer, O’Neill, Gausman, Fried, Castillo (I hope). Would you swap 1) Anderson for Castellanos, 2) Semien for Castellanos, or 3) do better? Once we own a guy we can keep forever.

Thanks!

ashtray
ashtray
3 months ago

I have to choose 10 keepers in a 10 team keep forever. Cats heavily favor batters which use the usual 5 plus Hits and BBs. So basically double counting AVG. Pitchers have negative categories added in with Losses and Total Bases Allowed.

Which 1 pitcher would you keep out of:

Nola
Luis Castillo
McCalahan
Valdez

For hitters I’m going to definitely keep Olson and Arozarena.

Could you please help pick 7 out of:

Jorge Polanco
Stanton
Mancini
Chapman
Rizzo
Segura
Franmil Reyes
France
Kelenic
Grandal
Chisholm
Kirillof
Straw
Vaughn
Rutschman
Torkelson
Brujan
Beer
Abrams

Thanks!

Crock
Crock
3 months ago

Who’s a better last round keeper in a 14team 3 keeper league: Clase or Adolis Garcia?

Charlie
Charlie
3 months ago

Grey,

10 team, h2h, 6×5 including ops, keeper league where keeper value is tied to the round they were drafted and you can only keep 7. Trying to decide my final keeper.

Who would you keep Riley (round 17) or Semien (round 11)?

Here are my other keepers that are locked in:

Devers
Story
Mookie
Robert
Tucker
Scherzer

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 months ago

I was listening to this on Sirius, and when Olson got nominated I went to myself and said “Self you’ve been following Razzball for over 10 years you know Grey is gonna get Olson and worry about pitching later.”

Staff turned out meh…..ok but you have won the league like this before.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

I like this team! Maybe that’s bc I’m a Bassitt and Clev owner too haha.

In a keep 8 forever ($3 inflation) 12 team standard roto ($260 budget), I was offered my $22 Story (I would have to lose my $3 Bassitt to free agency) for any 2 of the following 3 guys: $17 Semien, $43 Betts, $11 Brandon Lowe.

Hold or would you take one of these? Fwiw, I’m keeping a $35 Acuna and some other pricey guys ($22 devers, $18 yordan) in case that’s relevant. In every variation, I’d be taking on more salary + love Story, but want to make sure I’m not overlooking anything…

Thanks!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
3 months ago

ha! At least ur top hitters look really good on paper this year! Seiya!!! his ADP on yahoo is like 195 and Rudy has him ranked in the 20s for batters in OBP. in a 12 teamer what round should I be lookin to grab him like you said I don’t wanna miss out on Seiya NO CYA TO SEIYA on draft day PLZZ and TY

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

haha ye for sure just thinking about how long I can be greedy and wait before clicking pick

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Appreciate you my favorite neutral colour! You watch Futurama? The Neutral planet? “Sound the Beige alert!”… “If I don’t make it tell my wife i said hello” Ha! that one kills me

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I think you would dig the humour not sure of your stance on cartoons

Dark horse
Dark horse
3 months ago

I don’t know if you’re completely out on Sale as everybody else seems to feel but how do you feel about drafting him in a H2H league? Thank you.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 months ago

Hey now!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Preppin’ for the ol’ H2H draft this weekend. 6×6 with OBP and QS as the extras.

In the pairings post you mentioned the Cookie Dough tier as where you’d start looking at, er, starters in 12-teamers or shallower – still signing off on that? Looks like we might be 12 teams this year…

Hitting-wise, looking at Rudy/Steamer for 12-team OBP, Harper is 6th as compared to 13th in your top 100. Would you be comfortable taking him that high in an OBP league?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

OK, but I guess I’m asking if it’s still feasible to draft my first SP from that tier? I’m assuming yes. (obvs grabbing anyone above who falls).

Another OBP question – Bichette at 11 and Lou Bob at 18 according to Rudy/Steamer. Are you following that in an OBP league or sticking to your own rankings?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Sorry – I didn’t mean to be this much of a pain in the arse on my first post of the season, but in a QS league (forgot I was in one haha) would you maybe dip into the tier above (Dry Rice) to get started?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Nice one – thanks. Hoping that with the way Yahoo ranks vs where you have them I can still get a tasty #1 even after drafting plenty of hitting.

As I did last year, going Story/Bellinger/Eloy lol.

Member Berries
Member Berries
3 months ago

way too early fantasy question but I am curious,
For fantasy baseball purposes, Berry over Druw Jones, E. Green, T. Johnson, and BLee?

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
Reply to  Member Berries
3 months ago

Termarr is a 70 bat ……wander franco with more pop

Elijah looks to have shortened his swing 70 power 60 speed 60-70 bat

Over berry

Drug is going to be really good

Brooks switch hitter probably moves to 2nd switch hitter really good from.both sides little pop n speed

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Just to confirm the Shane Baz opinion. I have him on 4 teams. Should I be dropping him for the best possible SP (e.g., Jordan Montgomery -> Pat Sandoval -> Nick Pivetta level)?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
3 months ago

Luzardo looked nasty. 98 MPH, good location, might be worth a shot this year. Also Seranthony Dominguez looked good fresh off TJ,hit 97 could be a factor in the Phil’s pen. Had no clue Amazon had the MLB package till yesterday. Tremendous for scouting.

jdRed5
jdRed5
3 months ago

Mr. Grey – Yesterday you helped me craft a plan for my 12 team 5×5 roto auction draft – thanks again! Here is the result – the plan is on the left, the result is on the right:

C – Narvaez ($1) -> E Diaz ($1)
1B – Walsh ($13) -> Schwarber ($10)
3B – K Bryant ($16) -> W Franco ($18)
CI – Mancini ($6) -> Bell ($5)
2B – India ($15)
SS – W Franco ($23) -> Bichette ($41)
MI – Adames ($4) -> E Escobar ($2)
OF – Robert ($34) -> ($33)
OF – Yordan ($31) -> Castellanos ($23)
OF – Franmil ($12) -> ($10)
OF – L Gurriel ($6) -> Stanton ($15)
OF – Adell ($1) -> ($2)
U – Candelario ($1) – N Cruz ($9)

P – Berrios ($17)
P – Cease ($12) -> ($14)
P – Bassitt ($7) -> Manaea ($6)
P – S Gray ($5) -> Eovaldi ($5)
P – Ed Rod ($6) -> Houck ($3)
P – Stroman ($2) -> Jo Mo ($2)
P – Romano ($8) -> Dovall ($6)
P – Knebel ($3) -> Barnes ($2)
P – Ta Rogers ($2) -> ($6)

Bench – A Vaughn, Candelario, Brujan, K Lewis, Hays (misclick)
Bench – Kittredge, J Gray (TEX), T Walker

1) Thoughts on the team? I was excited to be able to get Bichette after I saw that the top bats weren’t being crazy overbid like they often seem to be. I ended up with about 75% of my $ invested in offense which seems a bit high. Probably should’ve invested the N Cruz money in pitching. Also wish I hadn’t bought Schwarber, but it was early and the price points were still unclear.
2) Marsh is available – would you swap Vaughn, Lewis or Hays for him?
3) Saw that you think Stratton will get saves – anyone you would swap for him?

Thank you so much!

Milarky
Milarky
3 months ago

Hey Grey, in a post about a month or two ago, you sent me a link that includes values for SLG% for all of the ranked players. I can’t find the post/link – do you mind posting that again? I like using your rankings for my draft, but they don’t include SLG%, so I think you linked me to Rudy’s $ value by category.

Thanks in advance!

Matt D
Matt D
3 months ago

Hey Grey—Excited to use the war room this year for my two mixed league drafts. I’ve noticed there are some big differences in projections between you and Rudy on some players (like Baez)—do you adjust the spreadsheet in any way prior to drafting or just keep your own ranks/projections on the side to make sure you don’t miss a player you have at a higher $? Thanks!

Matt D
Matt D
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
3 months ago

Luis Castillo shoulder soreness

ellis
ellis
3 months ago

Advice on where to pick Tatis in a league that has 4 DL slots, thanks and looking forward to this season!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
3 months ago

Also my draft is this weekend, I use your rankings but it might be before you do your columns on players to target, hoping you can highlight a few pitchers and position players you are targeting, thank you so much!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

thank you!

Dark horse
Dark horse
3 months ago

Do you dock Phillies pitchers for having arguably the worst defense in baseball behind them?

Back n Black
Back n Black
3 months ago

Good morning all! I need a brain other than my own for this one….
14 team auction, $275 salary

$28 Albies and $12 Willy Adames
for
$14 Buehler and $9 Giolito

Would love to hear some opinions!

Thanks everyone!

Back n Black
Back n Black
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

i have the buehler/giolito side…
I could ask for schwarber at $12 instead of adames.

I would rather have bats than arms going into the draft and
I know how you feel about pitching in general, but how cheap would someone like buehler (who your not high on) have to be pass on a trade like this?

Back n Black
Back n Black
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Correct….I should have clarified that. Thanks Grey….for everything you and your staff do.

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
3 months ago

Grey, if you had to keep Bieber or Wheeler, which would you go with?

Thanks as always!

Matty
Matty
3 months ago

I’m glad I’m not the only one who does what you did with Suzuki; “I like him, it’s only another dollar, repeat, repeat, repeat, got him yeah! Wait, how much money is left?!?”

I just got an offer in a H2H 6×6 OPS/ QS/H dynasty league (where I have a relatively win-now team); my Oneil Cruz for his Jordan Montgomery. For context I have CJ Abrams, Barrero, and Pena on the minor league roster for my future SS needs, my current SS plan is Baez with Mondesi as a backup/ utility bat when healthy. My pitching staff is Gausman, Musgrove, Bieber, Lopez, Garcia, Means, Ober, Elieser, and Plesac; so it starts strong and falls off pretty quickly.

Thoughts? Thanks.

bigbear
bigbear
3 months ago

Just finished a 12 team mixed and landed Bichette, Albies, Franco, Alonso, FreddyP, O’Neill in the first 6 rounds! Pretty stoked about that outcome.

I missed the Baz update… It’s “loose bodies”. Will I get clap?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  bigbear
3 months ago

Was that a CBS League?

Coolwhip
3 months ago

Ha! yes that was a steep price for Seiya, leaves little room for the risk. I think you might have been hustled. I would feel a lot more comfortable with it if we already had film of him hitting liners off MLB high fastballs… but i feel like your trio of soto/olson/albies should cover a lot of blemishes in an NL only format. That’s a pretty sexy trio in a mixed league.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

whoever bid you up to 29 lol

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 months ago

or maybe its Rudy’s fault!

Laura Holt
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Ha ha! I just drafted Seiya for the first time also; if it doesn’t work out I’m definitely blaming Coolwhip’s post! This was also in an OBP league so am hoping that even if his other numbers don’t light up the world he’ll help on that front…

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 months ago

Coolwhip did draft Seiya Suzuki in Rd 9 in our RCL (#21). So, at least in one instance, he did draft the talk …

I am the walrus
I am the walrus
3 months ago

Also dynasty Whitlock or Rasmussen? Rebuilding, I will be in contention not this year but the next for sure.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

Mmm… kiwi-honeydew.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Brand?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Anything with kiwi in it has to be good!

I am the walrus
I am the walrus
3 months ago

Deep dynasty – Kim or K. Smith?

speill
speill
3 months ago

Good morning Grey. I have Crawford. Story and Correa as my SS ‘s. Only need two. I was offered Haniger for Story. I could always use an outfielder. Would you flip him for Haniger. I think story’s numbers come down a bit in Boston

Cram It
Cram It
3 months ago

Who do you prefer beyond just this year in Points in a keeper forever? Baz or McClanahan?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
3 months ago

Good morning. Two quick questions for you (neither of which have anything to do with your super-mega-awesome Tour Wars team):

1) Would you consider doing a post comparing your rankings to CBS. I enjoy your posts on ESPN’s rankings and Yahoos rankings, and since I draft on CBS, some of my league-mates rely on those rankings. And it would give you the opportunity to poke fun at Scott White.

2) What to make of Shane Baz’s ‘clean-up surgery’? Bump him down a few spots or disregard entirely, since there is no such thing as minor elbow surgery for a pitcher?

As always, thank you for all that you do.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 months ago

I’m in a CBS League as well, so I created a spreadsheet using Grey’s comparison rankings with Yahoo and ESPN to identify players that are undervalued (I didn’t bother with overvalued guys I won’t draft). I list how far below Grey’s rankings my targeted players fall – according to CBS.
This may be somewhat helpful:

R. Acuna -12
O. Albies – 10
L. Robert -16
T. Hernandez – 18
W. Franco – 37
M. Olson -18
T. O’Neill -98!!
E. Jimenez -24
M. Semien -41
T. Anderson -29
J. India -57
F. Peralta -66
J. Baez -25
j. Winker -40
F. Reyes -60
B. Witt -41
A. Mondesi -21
R. Mountcastle -60
L. Gurriel -58
D. Swanson -30
J. Kelenic -52
N. Eovaldi -68
M. Ozuna -20
C. Bassitt -37
M. Stroman -97
A. Garcia -76
E. Rosario -70
M. Straw -60

I have pick #2 in a 12-team roto and am hoping to go Trea/Bichette + L.Robert + Franco + O’Neill with my top 4 picks.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
3 months ago
  • O’Neill is actually -45
  • Peralta -20
Tony
Tony
3 months ago

In a standard league would you prefer adames at $5 or lindor at $20? Thanks!

Luigi
Luigi
3 months ago

Grey,

Can you give me your thoughts on what will happen with Trevor Bauer this season? Dave “inept” Roberts basically insinuated he won’t be back with the Dodgers. I know it’s anyone’s best guess but your intuitive guess is usually better than most.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Luigi
3 months ago

My personal guess, he’ll get a 2 month suspension

cable
cable
3 months ago

I’m glad I play H/H Points

bigbear
bigbear
3 months ago

NL only leagues… This is the way.

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

RCL 25 drafting at 8 ET tonight has 2 openings. Join

Last edited 3 months ago by VinWins
VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

it’s full!

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

Here’s a team for comparison (Phil Hertz);

Pete Alonso – NYM $30
Willy Adames – MIL $26
Ryan McMahon – COL $21
Hunter Renfroe – MIL $21
Chris Taylor – LAD $19
Brandon Nimmo – NYM $16
Carson Kelly – ARI $11
Elias Diaz – COL $11
Jeff McNeil – NYM $10
Mike Yastrzemski – SF $9
Dominic Smith – NYM $4
Pavin Smith – ARI $3
David Peralta – ARI $3
Keston Hiura – MIL $2

Joe Musgrove – SD $20
Clayton Kershaw – LAD $19
Giovanny Gallegos – STL $16
Carlos Carrasco – NYM $7
Dinelson Lamet – SD $3
Ian Kennedy – ARI $3
Tanner Rainey – WSH $3
Hunter Greene – CIN $2
Seth Lugo – NYM $1
Heath Bell – (N/A) $1

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 months ago

Awesome! I need to hit at least one auction draft myself. GL

Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Crazy J
3 months ago

I love auction drafts

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

Lenny Melnick (1000) 2002 NL Champion (with partner Irwin Zwilling)
Phil Hertz (1000) 2019 NL Champion
Derek Carty (1000)
Grey Albright (1000) 2017 NL Champion
Ian Kahn (1000) 2019 H2H Champion xfer from Mixed Auction
Brian Walton (1000) 2009 NL Champion
Peter Kreutzer (1000)
Steve Gardner (940) 2018, 2011 NL Champion
Todd Zola (920) 2016 NL Champion
Tristan Cockcroft (860) 2012, 2013, 2014 NL Champion
Mark Prior (1000) New to Tout
Michael Simione (1000) New to Tout

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

Need a cure for insomnia??
Tune into SiriusXM and search Lenny Melnick.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Wait is he an analyst now or is it someone cursed with the same shitty name?

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

I’m no NL-only expert (implying that I am an expert in something else!), but it seems fine to me. Do you look at other teams and decide who you think did better?

No grid at this time, but here is the complete draft. Looks like you forgot to include Jake Walsh in the post.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

So I guess I shouldn’t be counting on Walsh to do big things for the Cards then.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
3 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Love the team. Pitching, saves, but you never know. Everyone is higher on Bednar even though the Pirates being the cheap bastards they are will keep him in the 8th inning, right? The possibility exists. Hitting is awesome as F.

b. Signed up Riley Greene over Connor Joe to be on my bench in an RCL. Makes sense, right?

c. George Carlin quote of the day for March 22, 2022

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.’

Cheers,
Ante

ChuckieMiller
ChuckieMiller
3 months ago

Jon Berti’s mom called and said, “This is too much pressure for my son. Too much. Tell Mr. Grey to stop. My Berti Boy has always played in an everybody-gets-a-trophy league in this house. He’s a good boy Berti is. He likes waffles.” And then she hung up.

Weird.

Magnum
Magnum
3 months ago

It’s good to be back. Chose one dynasty keeper, wisely.

OF Cody Bellinger 26
OF Tyler O’Neil 26
SP Dylan Cease 26
SS/2B Trevor Story 29
2B Jose Altuve 31
1B/2B Max Muncy 31

Already keeping:
OF Julio Rodriguez 21
OF Ronald Acuna Jr. 24
OF Mike Trout 30
SP Gerrit Cole 31

H2H OPS CATS

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Magnum
3 months ago

Magnum!!

I’d go O’Neill, though Story in BOS is intriguing and having 4 OF keepers is a little limiting. But I think O’Neill is your best bet. Don’t be put out by O’Neill’s age, he’s Canadian and has spent a long time getting here.

Cheers,
Ante

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Magnum
3 months ago

My 2 cents.

You already have 3 outfielders so not O’Neil or Belly.
Story over Muncy and Alltuve.
Cease is nice but can redraft him.

So I would take Story with duel eligibility and to have at least one infielder.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Magnum
3 months ago

Story. Maybe O’Neill over Jules too depending on price inflation for keepers.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
Reply to  Magnum
3 months ago

Bellinger because I SOW CHAOS

Al KOHOLIC
3 months ago

Personally like the team not sure how the rules are.Can u make adds during the season and of course Barrero out early doesn’t help