*places an order on Amazon for a megaphone, goes with the free shipping option, waits three to five days, sits outside the door for shipment, begins to rain, yells for Cougs to hand me an umbrella, shakes head annoyed when she hands me a drink umbrella, on the fifth day, the megaphone arrives, opens box, groans, heads out to CVS for some batteries for my new megaphone, buys batteries, unable to wait any longer, places batteries in megaphone while inside the CVS, grimaces at feedback, then cackles into megaphone for ten minutes straight until escorted out of the store*  I am ordering megaphones to laugh into because it’s so hilarious I am writing an overrated post for Vladimir Guerrero Jr.  Can we all agree that at least 30% of the people drafting Vlad “The Mini Impaler” are doing it because they have so much FOMO after Ronald Acuña Jr. last year?  Maybe even 50% or more are drafting Impaler Jr. due to FOMO.  Even ESPN and Yahoo are ranking Vlad for that FOMO factor.  Yo, Yahoo and ESPN, you can’t make up for Mr. Bungling Acuña last year with your ranking for VGJ this year.  You just can’t.  By the way, I wanna see a show on MTV called The FOMO Factor hosted by Ludacris, and it’s the worst show ever but everyone on the show feared it was going to be the best show.  Anyway, what can we expect from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for 2019 fantasy baseball and what makes him overrated?

Figure this one out, last year Yahoo and ESPN ranked Acuña 173 and 155, respectfully.  (I ranked him 66th.)  That’s Acuña, who was projected to do 25/20/.280, vs. Vlad, who is projected to do 24/5/.305.  Y’all realize Acuña’s projections are better, right?  Not y’all y’all, but them y’all.  Does that square with anyone?  Am I literally the only one injecting common sense into fantasy baseball?  I don’t think I’m that smart; some would even argue I’m actually quite dopey.  Thanks, dad!  There’s no way Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is better right now than Acuña was going into last year.  Somehow, their ADPs are insanely different though.  I was regularly drafting Acuña last year after 100 overall.  The Glad Vuerrero spoonerism is going in the top 40 in some drafts.  Taking me out of the equation for objectiveness, Steamer projections (all rookie hitter projections, if you’re interested) for Guerrero:  90/27/93/6/.306 in 586 ABs.  That feels a bit high on runs and ABs, tee bee aitch, but let’s go with that.  To keep this apples to apples, that puts him on line with another 3rd baseman, Eugenio Suarez, and around the 80th best player on the 12-team auction values.  80th!  It’s clear why he’s not a top 40 player; he’s a negative in steals.  It’s hard to be a negative in steals and be a top 40 bat.  I will list those who are negative in steals and are top 40 bats:  Arenado, Giancarlo and J.D. Martinez.  That’s it.  Does Vlad Guerrero Jr. seem to belong in that company with no firm ETA to the majors, a garbage lineup and no history of a 40+ homer season?  Shoot (not you deranged white man), he has no history of anything.  Of course, he seems as can’t miss as they come.  Still, where’s the steals to help his fantasy value?  Even if he produces a 30/5/.300 line, he’s missing steals (and I think runs and RBIs).  I’d love to see him promoted quickly and be a huge star, but there’s still no way he’s going to return anything close to his ADP price, so stamp him schmohawk and look elsewhere.

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Asst2RegionalMgr
3 years ago

I was planning to keep Vlad Jr. Now with knowing the Jays are going to play the delay clock game it is making me think twice. League Categories:
R RBI SB OPS AVG | ERA WHIP K SV+HLD QS
Potential keepers (no $ cost, just keep 5)
Baez, Soto, Rendon, Vlad Jr, Puig, Castellanos, Robles, Peraza, Snell, Corbin.
Also, I traded chaz noir last year very early for someones 1st and 2nd round pick (Thanks Grey!!) so I have 2 picks in the first two post-keeper rounds which is a factor.

Thanks in advance

cjw
cjw
3 years ago

We have a mixed 5×5 with limited keepers, 5 guys per year, can only tag a guy for 3 years max. I stashed Vlad Jr and pretty much have to decide between him and Rendon with my last keeper tag. If I tag Vlad, I’d have the option to hold him for the 2019-2021 seasons, if I tag Rendon I only have him from 2019-2020. They both look like 25/5/.300 guys, Rendon has the better lineup around him for counting stats but also a recent history of injuries. In a full season, come 2020, would we expect Vlad to outperform 25/5/.300 or is that expected to be his typical season going forward?

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

Hey Grey! Which side do you like in a keep forever?

$6 Bellinger and $21 Goldy

OR

$13 Story and $4 Matt Chapman

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks! Fingers crossed for spike tonight!

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
3 years ago

espn keep 9 total 14 team h2h. keeper rules: 4 pitchers, at least one of them has to be a RP and at least one a SP. max 5 RP slots. 12 max starts per week to limit streaming to a certain level (so about 8 SP is optimal here, leaving 3 BN spots for hitters (or more SP but then you’d bench more starts that way, 7 moves per week). 7×7 with OBP over AVG, hits, OPS, QS and holds added. 30 min innings per week. hitter keepers have to be different from each other (except you can have 2 OF) but you can use any eligibility for this.

hitter keepers: rhysus LF, stanton DH/RF, goldy 1B, andujar 3B (advised over muncy probably due to age), puig RF (have a 4th OF and 1 util slot).
pitcher keepers: wheeler, otani (get the DH kept this way while also having the pitcher version in future years), hand, kimbrel

also have these possible pitcher keepers: giles, morton, ryu, skaggs, hill. i got an offer for an 11th round pick for hand (but this is really a 20th round player value), normallyi’d say the drop from hand to giles (or another starter) isn’t a big thing and i’d take the free pick. but now with kimbrel pulling a RP version of harper’s nonsense, is this still doable? if this happens and kimbrel doesn’t sign by like say march 15 when i’d need to know for sure my pitcher keepers would turn into otani/giles + 2 of morton/ryu/hill/skaggs. holds rater doesn’t have giles and hand that far apart (about 4 bucks). but i’m also seeing kimbrel’s agent says this report was b.s. anyway and he’s playing somewhere for sure.

if this deal isn’t doable how much more rounds should i ask for to get for hand?

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
3 years ago

NL only 5×5 keeper.. should I swap $6 Pivetta for $5 Toussaint and a 1st round pick (7th)..
Right now Pivetta is one of my keepers.. we need to keep at least 7 and right now I am keeping him along with Trea $15, Hader $7, Vazquez $6.. and deciding how many others to keep between Jansen $29, Zobrist $4, MAdams &2, SMarte $26, Puig $22, Yelich $31, plus maybe velasquez $2, Stripling $8.. thoughts on trade.. thought on keepers?

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
Reply to  Elwood Blues
3 years ago

@Elwood Blues: that’s a minor league pick.
Also looking to move Marte for Maybe Newcombe $10 and 5th overall minor league pick.. trying to see if he’d part with Alfaro at $6

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yeah.. I like Pivetta especially with my lack of cheap keepers. I have to keep at least 7.. how many of those higher priced outfielders should I keep.. and cheap scrubs? Should I make that Marte deal?

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yeah.. $260 league.. cash is gonna be tight.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

20 team keep 6-9 i’ve already asked which to keep you had these 9 (OPS/XBH/holds/QS added roto, 1 of each hitter position, 1 util, 1250 max innings, max 5 RP slots). i had these that were advised to keep (it’s front loaded keepers so you could get almost whole rounds to yourself if you didn’t keep many, last year it was 4-7 keepers and i kept 4 to get vlad, even as a good team)

these:
vlad (have 2 NA slots to house him and luzardo till whenever)
kraken
mallex
treat urner
mikolas
glasnow
luzardo
r.ray
ryu

was told these over c.santana/choo/schebler/parker/cron

now i can trade mikolas for one of box wine (TEX) or puig. the OPS rater has them nearly tied. which you got higher, clearly this is a trade for one of them, i’m XBH/OPS type hitters weak and steals/SP heavy.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, draft strategy question 12 team roto
Picking 6th looking at Yelich/Goldy/Hoskins possibly first 3 rds.Round 4 pick 43 if Bellinger/Springer/Boagerts are there who should i draft out of those 3?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Dislike round 4 this year
Seems like every guy I thought could be there won’t.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Draft Pete Alonso. He is huge, swing is long but not slow. He just yanked a Touki fastball on the lower outer half out of the park to just left of center. Dude is strong.

Mel Clark Had An Angel
Mel Clark Had An Angel
3 years ago

Grey need some advice sir please !! 12 team dynasty keeper league

Last keeper spot need 1 of 3 between Profar, Muncy, Matt Olson for my U

Thank you!

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

sup G, greetings from The Florida Keys. Weather is here, wish you were beautiful. Chuck you Farley. Mary had a little lamb, the doctors are still puzzled. Workin hard or hardly workin? Just regurging some sayings my dad thought were hilarious in the 80’s.

Kershaw oof. Soroka oof. CMart done.

Did I miss anything else FBB news wise?

I agree on the Vlad blurb. I think it’s just the fun factor and all the GD waiting last year that is pumping his value. I don’t remember Acuna having lame service time issues the year before he came up.

The ad-free membership is great especially on mobile where the ads were cancer. And like Cran said I don’t have to enter my username every time.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: wtf r u in Wyoming

cmart nah no new news. Just was hoping for great value for him this year. Now not so sure. Alex Reyes to make starting rotation?

I feel like we gotta shore up BA early this year. Everyone past adp 100 seems capable of 250 25 80. But the great BA guys are all under 100. Eg smoak, moose, cron just off the top of my head. What you think.

PS.. wtf r u in Wyoming

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

@Grey: on the bright side by Touki share I just got yesterday AM looks a whole lot better.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: he talkin soroka going down. How about gohara tho

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  peacecoast
3 years ago

@peacecoast: yup. Well he had a 1/3 shot to make rotation. Now it’s 1/2. Hopefully grab Gohara in about 10 rounds.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: do you even have winter clothes? Is it all like early 2000’s stuff from your East Coast days?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: dunno you still haven’t told us why you’re there! I’d come if you promised me some Brokeback Mountain action.

zombie
3 years ago

Greetings, weekend Grey. Just drew draft slots in a restart 12 team H2H and was dealt the final position/12. Thoughts on that spot? Limited moves league, so streaming is frowned upon and unwise due to that structure. Think that I probably need to grab an almost-ace at 3/4, due to this? I know depends on how the draft is going, but doubt that there will be any reliability at 5/6. Also, to piss off the room and their prevailing Yankee hatred, would a Judge-Stanton 1&2 be unwise? Would have to get some steals and middle infield at 3. But do you think that the team could recover from that defiant and bold move? Or stop f’in around & grab from your rankings with a multi category Baez or similar with hopefully one of those the Yankee OFs following??? Thanks Grey. Happy for you & Rudy for where the site has arrived and continues to grow. Pondering the no ads, but sometimes they amuse me when your having an off day. Just kidding, that really doesn’t happen.

zombie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:@Grey: super fast sounds good. Ad free Monday it will be. Thanks again Grey. Happy weekend.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
3 years ago

Managed to land many OF sleeper targets this week in my 14 team dynasty league: Teoscar, Bader, Laureano, Souza and Tapia…only cost me Justin Turner, Jorge Polanco, Greg Allen, Chris Stratton & Willie Calhoun. You like? thanks!

Charlie Harper
Charlie Harper
3 years ago

Ten team keep six forever as first six picks of course would u trade Vlad Jr for lindor

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

Hey Grey! Full agreed on this post! Funnily enough, I’ve got a keeper selection question in a league where I have Vlad (but not at this price – he’s league min.). Anyway!

12 team 6×6 H2H categories – OBP and OPS (no AVG), QS with the traditional 5 pitching stats.

Keep 5 forever (+$3/yr). Do you agree with my planned keepers?

1. $8 Bellinger
2. $8 Rhys
3. $9 Nola
4. $5 Buehler
5. $4 Vladito

Other options: $5 Suarez, $5 M Chapman, $11 Albies, $20 Marte, $47 Trea.

Lots of tasty nonkeeper bats in this league (Trout, Betts, Trea, Harper etc.) so definitely a particularly strong benefit to having a very low keeper salary + then going HAM to snatch up 2-4 first/second round talents (having Nola + Buehler so low is a big help…league format favors streaming anyway, so I don’t plan on spending at all on pitching in draft).

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Mikey
Mikey
3 years ago

Keeper league proposal sent my way (12-teamer with OBP & SLG):
J-Ram & JD Martinez
for
Lindor & Bryant

mookiewilson
mookiewilson
3 years ago

How would you spend $5 of keeper cost in this scenario? $12 Budget:
$3: Strasburg, Gary Sanchez
$2: Price, Hosmer
$1: Osuna, Tanaka, Wade Davis, Dozier, Eaton, Buxton…

6×6 with OPS and Holds. Other keepers are Benintendi($2), Abreu($2), Cruz($1), Severino($2)

Thanks!

MR BASEBALL
MR BASEBALL
3 years ago

IN THE YEAR 2525

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find-

In the year 2020

Brent Honeywell TB – SP   OR   Andrew Heaney LAA – SP who would you want to own
in a Dynasty League

In the year 9595
I’m kinda wondering, if man is gonna be alive

MR BASEBALL
MR BASEBALL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I was serious about 2020 next year

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
3 years ago

Best way to spend $5 of keeper cost?
$3-Strasburg, Gary Sanchez
$2-David price, Hosmer
$1-Osuna, Tanaka, wade davis, dozier, morrow, Betances, Guerra.

6×6 with holds and OPS; Other keepers are Benintedi, Cruz, Abreu, Severino

Thanks!

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

Any plans to live stream a drat you do?

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: i had a thought about gleyber, lets not forget that he had major surgery and missed a bunch of time right before last season. maybe that explains some of his poor second half.

i smell a gleyber schmohawk post coming.

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: come through on the live stream draft!!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 years ago

Kershaw shut down “indefinitely” …”some kind of arm thing ” per Roberts

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, downplaying it of course but not what you want to see if you drafted him as your ace. Now my C-mart does not look quite as bad …misery loves company.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: no shit. I like early drafts better

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Jeff Sullivan to the Rays? When is Rudy getting a gig with the Rangers?

You can put Mike Leake in this afternoons Buy column. 2 innings of shutout ball.

Brian
Brian
3 years ago

Yo Grey, need to cut down my mlb roster. unless i can trade somebody I’m going to need to drop 1 or 2 guys. i’m in a 16 team 6×6 h2h dynasty league with 30 mlb roster spots per team. for pitching we use QS and k/bb

C – Wilson Ramos, NYM
1B – Eric Hosmer, SD
2B – Jose Ramirez, CLE
SS – Carlos Correa, HOU
3B – Kris Bryant, CHC
OF – Giancarlo Stanton, NYY
OF – Charlie Blackmon, COL
OF – Starling Marte, PIT
UT – Nelson Cruz, MIN
UT – Michael Brantley, HOU
BN – Ryan O’Hearn, KC
BN – Carlos Santana, SEA
BN – Jorge Polanco, MIN

SP – Justin Verlander, HOU
SP – Davis Price, BOS
RP – Blake Treinen, OAK
RP – Felipe Vazquez, PIT
P – Madison Bumgarner, SF
P – Mike Clevinger, CLE
P – Jose Quintana, CHC
BN – Julio Teheran, ATL
BN – Kevin Gausman, ATL
BN – Sonny Gray, NYY
BN – Jose Leclerc, TEX
BN – Brad Peacock, HOU
BN – Mike Minor, TEX
BN – Ross Stripling, LAD
BN – Alex Wood, CIN
BN – Dellin Betances, NYY
BN – Seranthony Dominguez, PHI
DL – Danny Salazar, CLE

It’s going to probably come down to me dumping either Salazar, Minor, or Teheran. Which 2 would you axe? I’m kinda leaning teheran and minor since I can at least stash teheran on the IL once the season starts and free up a roster spot.

Thank you sir.

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

Hey Culligan Man!

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: You get to start Vikings yet?

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: City Slickers?

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: ah, so this is like Son In Law

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Im thinking you are on that show where Paris Hilton goes to a farm and you’re Paris Hilton

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Stay alive

RICE
RICE
3 years ago

RAZZBALL is unbeatable in coverage and rankings!!!!

I have a 4-player keeper league team and based on Razzball’s coverage of minor league players I’ve been consistently a year in front of the curve on picking up players.

My keepers for this upcoming season and the round I get them in as a result:

B. Harper (Round 4)
A. Bregman (Round 22)
R. Acuna (Round 23)
V. Gurrero Jr. (Round 24)

erad
erad
3 years ago

I have no idea what happened to the comment above – just bought the ad free option though

erad
erad
3 years ago

Will you be hosting the Oscars on Sunday? And if so, can I be your +1?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 years ago

If you happen to recall I asked the last question last night regarding my next 2 picks but I ended up on the clock & did select my 1st C in Kelly. So I will definitely wait till several more C’s are off the board for the next guy.
I was mistaken & Marwin was indeed picked.so I still need a backup for Rizzo with the best available being Bour, O’Hearn, Belt, & Guzman. Seems like Bour would be useful in Utility for HRs & RBIs batting clean-up when he is playing because it looks like a platoon situation. Lineups are biweekly. My other option IF I miss out on any of these guys would be possibly Caratini since I believe he is Rizzo’s backup.
Looks like Chase will fall to me with just one pick in front of me ….he is by far your highest ranked SP.
But to muddy the waters a bit your highest ranked available hitter would be Yolmer Sanchez. The only deficiency in my hitting is SBs & he does add a bit of speed.
1) So I take Chase for sure …then Yolmer? or one of the 1B I listed??
2) Is it a viable option to add non closing high K & good ratio RPs like Pressly or C Green to give your pitching a boost in Ks & ratios without putting in total junk SP?? or better to just grab as many SPs as possible then plug & play using Rudy’s streamonator to pick the best of what you have for the biweekly lineups?
3) Ideally how many SPs would you want on a 50 team roster with no trades & waivers?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: So would your choice be: the higher ranked Yolmer with some added speed (which I do need) or 1B. If 1B which one? they all have their warts I guess…to me Bour has more pop & RBI potential but overall my starting hitting is solid in both cats as well as Avg.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Cool thanks for the help. Sorry for being a pain …now I have a good idea on 12 ish SPs so I can just fill in with back-up hitters & a few high K RP or MRs while trying to get 12 or 13 decent SP options

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

So the upside is limited due to a large backside?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Lol. We might be adding tailfeather shaking cat this year in our league, so he could get a boost.

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
3 years ago

NL only, 12 team auction. We can keep 5 players

keeping

Treat Urner $20
Bellinger$18

which 3 of the below would you want to keep

Grandal $8
Corbin $23
Archer $5
Luis Castillo $10
Folty $17

Keeks
Keeks
3 years ago

Grey how would you adapt your pitching draft strategy going from 12 to 10 teams? Can I still use your pitcher pairings tool?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Beautiful, thanks G!

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Also wanted to ask.. My league uses OBP and SLG as categories and Rudy’s projections have Soto at 9th overall, would you take him second round with people like Goldy, Bryant, Story, or Freeman still on the board?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Keeks
3 years ago

@Keeks: I have pick 2 so planning on having Mookie already

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

Auditors were caught on camera last night going into our supply room, grabbing a 12 pack of blackberry bubly, putting a couple in their purses, then placing the rest in the breakroom fridge. Our admin is FURIOUS

I wish i was making this up, but I’m not

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: The nerve of these Auditors!

They know they have us by the balls. Surrender all of your premium Bubly flavors or we’ll flag you

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Old School Brother
3 years ago

@Old School Brother: haha this makes me laugh. I’m a former public accounting auditor. We actually had the reverse happen to us. I was on a large client. Large enough where we had our own room at the client and our own snacks. We work late hours parts of the year and one night on my way from another client I stopped into our audit room and found 3 late night cleaning people sitting at our desks, feet up on the desks, eating our snacks. I’ve never seen someone look so dumbfounded and awkward when they saw me open the door and walk in around 11pm.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

@Crime Dog: Hah! That’s a good story. I’ve scared a couple cleaners late night before when I’ve had to run up to work at 8-10pm to print out maps for meeting at 8am the next day

Bobby
Bobby
3 years ago

Who would you rather have: Blackmon, Mondesi, or Merrifield?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Bobby
3 years ago

@Bobby: Profar

Champ
Champ
3 years ago

Any update on the downloadable version of the war room? Asking for a friend.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

my starlin marte/ryu for khris davis/happ

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

NFBC status? Rudy?

B oomer19
B oomer19
3 years ago

I get it with Vladdy. But then I look at Steamers projections between him and say Rendon and they match up pretty well. I am debating giving up Acuna (keep for 1 more year) for Vladdy (keep two years) and Buehler (keep for two years) in my 13 team 5×5 roto league. Would I be crazy like a fox or just plain crazy?

Boomer19
Boomer19
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok. I will try to drown my FOMO in beer til my draft. Enjoy the weekend.

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

I’m in a NL auction dynasty league and I can spend 40% of my money on Sherzer and Degrom which will proabably give me the best pitching(or 2nd best) as well as probably the 2nd, maybe the 1st best offense in the league based on my keepers. The thing I keep debating is if one of them go down I’m screwed. Do you like the idea of grabbing both and if healthy I have a good chance to win the league or just grab one and spread the money out a bit more on the pitching to hedge my bet.

Jake
Jake
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: To clarify, is grabbing both those guys a bit too risky and hope no injury or grab only one of them and get a couple of quality arms instead to go along with the stud SP

lingeron
3 years ago

Trade evaluation question:

14 team, deep mixed keeper, $260 budget, roto

I was offered:
$8 Luis Castillo

I would give up:

Odor – $16
Pivetta – $1

Should I go for it or hold?

Other keepers:

Acuna – $8
Peraza – $9
Pivetta – $1
Glasnow – $1
Yates – $1
Knebel – $8
Andujar – $1
Aguilar – $1

Thank you!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  lingeron
3 years ago

@Evan Tobias: Holdski.

lingeron
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I was now offered:

His $8 Castillo for my $1 Pivetta

Yes or no?

lingeron
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: the deal is made. Can he replicate the 2nd half all year? Please say yes….ha.

lingeron
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thank you and fingers crossed. My keepers are now set and a huge help from you. Rudy helped me change my username so it’s a Razzball love fest going on today.

Wass
Wass
3 years ago

Love this. I want to own Vlad but won’t touch him cause of that draft price. Way too high.

Asked this last year but we’re a little closer to drafting now… I am keeping Rhys, Acuña, Snell but get to keep 2 more. 10 team H2H points, Only 8 SP starts a week so SP are really valuable (top 90 SP will be owned).
Top 2? Rounds in parentheses:

Soto (5)
Suarez (6)
Clevinger (9)
Taillon (10)
Mondesi (16)

I am leaning Clev and Mondesi.

Thanks for all your work Grey!

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey! So even with the extra value on pitchers compared to 5×5 roto its worth going Soto?

Also, I’m on E8 of Gomorra, had a really busy week so didnt watch as much as expected… Ending of E7 is probably top 2 favorite show ending of all time for me. I was hyped.

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: The 3rd isnt on Netflix yet right? It’s tough. I think there is a decent chance of me being able to draft Soto so I might gamble… I appreciate the advice! I can’t wait for Mondesi in the 16th, we go off ESPN adp, so I’m hoping that doesn’t change too much.

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Sketchy haha its probably worth it though.

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: LOL the greatest!!

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: The Immortal Virus never dies, just keeps getting stronger and better as time goes on…

knucks
knucks
3 years ago

Just finished a great podcast listen w/ Bubba and Rudy. Unsure what the protocol is for linking to another fantasy baseball site, so I’ll refrain… but lots of good info from Rudy about his LABR draft rational. Supplemental to Rudy’s post from the other day of course.

Today I refrained from logging in, so that I can remember what its like to scroll past the ads I would get. I work with medical data, so my googling often requires strange medical terminology. I’m sure that’s what leads to these bizarre ads that I’d see on my work laptop here. Its been a dream not having to avoid ads about disgusting boils and so forth… Was a great idea and happy to pitch a few sheckles to avoid. Kudos to the evolution of Razz.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: “Grey handles the writing on the website. He does a decent job. But most of the traffic to the site is because I write the article titles.”

And that’s me FAKE quoting Rudy!

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

ha!

clemsoncrushers
clemsoncrushers
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
3 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: hey Rudy, is there a reset button on the War Room? I plugged my targets in there and I can’t get them out and I am about to draft. Love the tool btw

lingeron
3 years ago

Clarification – I was offered Castillo and I give up Pivetta and Odor.

lingeron
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks so much!

lingeron
3 years ago

Trade evaluation question:

14 team, deep mixed keeper, $260 budget, roto

Offered:
$8 Luis Castillo

For

Odor – $16
Pivetta – $1

Should I go for it or hold?

Other keepers:

Acuna – $8
Peraza – $9
Pivetta – $1
Glasnow – $1
Yates – $1
Knebel – $8
Andujar – $1
Aguilar – $1

Thank you!

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  lingeron
3 years ago

@Evan Tobias: hold

Donkey Teeth
Admin
3 years ago

Grey, I’ve pulled out my crystals balls again this morning. Rubbing them now…crystal balls show Vlad Jr with .330, 30 homers and 5 steals in 500 ABs. Top 20 overall player in 2019.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

@Donkey Teeth: 2020*

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

@knucks: Stop trying to look at my crystal balls! They’re actually showing top 5 in 2020.

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

@Grey: Definetly Not Rubbing the right balls.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I had the skin tightened up when the crystal implants were installed.

Are you ready to go to war for Mondesi in this AL-only? Will Rudy allow it?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: One second bid on Big Erv? C’mon man!!

6-God Jeffrey
6-God Jeffrey
3 years ago

Astute as always…love Vladito and he may be a golden god in a few years, but not where he’s being selected!

Been offered Rizzo for my Kluber in a 12-team, 10×10 dynasty, which would stack my bats, but leave my pitching keepers like so:

Verlander, Carrasco, Wheeler, Tanaka, Lucchesi, Ryu, Maeda and Soroka as a minor league keeper.

I love both guys, but generally go bat over arm, especially when they’re 4 years younger…pull the trigger and figure out pitching later?

Hawk
Hawk
3 years ago

I think people get too caught up in “what a rookie is projected to be” vs. “what a rookie is in their first year”.

When guys like John Hart or Jim Bowden or Tom Verducci are on the MLB network saying “Vlad Jr will be the best hitter in the game”, they mean in a few years or more. They do not mean in 2019.

But people draft him as if that’s going to happen THIS year. That’s a mistake.

I get drafting Vlad very high in a keeper or dynasty but if he’s going in the 3rd round of a redraft? You’re better off letting someone else have him.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
3 years ago

Grey

Good Morning. I had asked you this question about a month ago, but since then I have ;made a few trades ( trades that both you and commenters had given me the thumbs up on ) so I apologize in advance for the partial redundancy.
I am in a 14 team mixed auction ( $260 ) with standard 5×5 cats. You can keep up to 11 ( or anything less than that if I choose to ) , The player’s salaries increase slightly for the first three years ( rate of which depends on price of player ) In years 4 and 5 that players price doubles and after that he must go back into free agency. Should be some nice talent available in this years draft ( Trout, Arenado, Stanton, Scherzer to name a few ) including the two big names I probably will be throwing back.
Anyways, to finally ask my long winded question, who would you keep on this team?

Bryce $47 – yr3
Dahl $11 – yr2
C Mullins $10 – yr1
Palka $10 – yr1
Schebler $5 – yr2
Y Molina $3 – yr2
Abreu $23 – yr2
Smoak $12 – yr2
R Zimmerman $8 – yr2
Machado $47 – yr3
A Mondesi $10 – yr1
K Bryant $ 56 – yr4
W Myers $28 – yr3
V Guerrerro Jr. $ 10 – yr1

W Buehler $10 – yr1
L Castillo $12 -yr2
B Treinen $13 -yr2
R Iglesias $17 -yr2
K Gibson $3 – yr2
M Gonzales $10 – yr1
V Velasquez $4 – yr2
F Pena $10 – yr1
Vargas $10 – yr1
Chirinos $10 – yr1
Beeks $10 – yr1
Leake $10 – yr1
Odorizzi $10 – yr1
W Leblanc $10 – yr1

Some of the garbage is obvious ( many of the pitchers were late season streamers that ended up on final roster ). The two biggies I am certain I can throw back and get cheaper if I wanted them again. I threw the whole team out for your inspection regardless. As always, thanks in advance for both your wisdom and your humor .

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 years ago

@Robert Glade: Damn it. I left off one guy from this roster :

Nelson Cruz $20 – yr2

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 years ago

@Robert Glade: Dahl, molina, abreau (maybe), mondesi, VGJ, Buehler, Castillio (maybe), Treinen, Iglesias

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
3 years ago

Nice to see there trying to “Make San Diego Great Again” Now let’s work on the pitching staff. Keeper question. 8 team espn keeper league. My $15 Blackmon and $7 Merrifield for his $8 Tre Turner. Thanks man.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Uncle Ernie
3 years ago

@Uncle Ernie: Trea, no diggity.

LastPlace
LastPlace
3 years ago

In some AL & NL Only leagues, you simply lose a player if he gets traded to the other league.

What are the odds that Haniger finishes the season in Seattle?

“Likely in-season trade candidates” would be a much appreciated Post!

Thank you!

Gonzo_The_Great
Gonzo_The_Great
3 years ago

Damn it Grey!

I have Vlad Jr. as a keeper in my dynasty league and was looking forward to trading him for 150 cents on the dollar to some sucker. Don’t let your logic and reason (which I agree with entirely) ruin it for me!

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

Grey Albright, injecting common sense into fantasy baseball since…??

Such a great point made here. I think some of it has to be his name value and the fact his name is the exact same as his HOF dad with a Jr. on the end. If his name was Kyle Guerrero or even Mateo Guerrero he’d probably be going at least 10 spots later. I do agree and think it’s mostly FOMO though from acuna.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

@Crime Dog:

Truth

Quality Sharts
Quality Sharts
3 years ago

How about a guy who will produce less than Vlad but still be top of his position? I’m talking, of course, about JT Realmuto. How much of a premium would you place on a guy like him? His stats are great for a catcher, fine for just about anywhere else. Does it make sense to spend big to get him?

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Quality Sharts
3 years ago

@Quality Sharts: Welcome to Razzball.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
3 years ago
Quality Sharts
Quality Sharts
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
3 years ago

@Sweatpants Nation: Longtime lurker.

Still trying to figure out in what way my question is stupid. Stupid to pay for a catcher or stupid to overlook productivity in search of greener pastures.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Quality Sharts
3 years ago

@Quality Sharts: The question isn’t stupid. Depending on how intently you’ve followed Razzball, you might know that you’re advised not to pay for a catcher. Even during Buster Posey’s greatness, he was overvalued.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Quality Sharts
3 years ago

At least your question is not another tedious, hey Grey look at my wonderful team post, then they post their whole team for everyone to admire. Or the somewhat less tedious look at all my wonderful keepers, which are proudly displayed, then it’s I’ve got to keep eight out of these nine who do I get rid of. Lots of posters here need continual approval.

Shill Team 6
Shill Team 6
Reply to  Quality Sharts
3 years ago

@Quality Sharts: Let me take your coat. Have a seat. The show will begin promptly.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Shill Team 6
3 years ago

@Shill Team 6:

get the popcorn

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Quality Sharts
3 years ago

@Shill Team 6:

get the [email protected]Quality Sharts:

He is ranked 65 here use that as you basis….i think most people punt on selecting a catcher early on.

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Ok, I confess. Full on FOMO here. I love the rookie nookie. From Acuna back to Braun, I did it all for the rookie. No amount of nay saying from the sayers of Nay will steal my joy! (Now I’m thinking to remember the rookie hype trains that I’ve jumped on before during drafts… Weiters, Longo, and a plethora of others.)

In reality you make some good points regarding Acuna’s strength with SB outweighing the 0.20 BA bump with Vlad. Acuna’s success swung the pendulum back to overhype mode. I am hoping Vlad falls some in drafts. But I’m in this for fun as much as points. So I’ll be drafting him in one of my leagues. Just cause.