I believe Razzball is the friends and not the family, but I’ve been drafting with Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don so long they feel like family.  Like my two cousins who call me when they’re in Los Angeles and say, “Hey, you wanna meet up for sushi?  It’s your treat.”  Then, when I go to meet up with them, they’re not there and 45 minutes after I show up at our meeting point, I get a text, “Sorry, have to cancel, so hung over.”  It’s one word, father’s side of the family!  Hungover is one word!  As you might’ve noticed I didn’t say Brandy Ehrens was a part of the league, because he’s bailed on me/us/they; you choose the pronoun.  I even hired a skywriter to put in the clouds above his house, “Kyle Schwarber wants you to draft him.”  Guess someone else would have to draft some Cubs.  (If you want to compete against me, Rudy and hundreds of others, join the Razzball Commenter League.  More the merrier!)  Anyway, here’s my Yahoo Friends & Family team, it’s a 15-team, mixed league:

C: Jorge Alfaro (21)
1B: Cody Bellinger (3)
2B: Javier Baez (1)
3B: Travis Shaw (7)
SS: Trevor Story (2)
CI: Jake Bauers (14)
MI: Niko Goodrum (17)
OF: David Dahl (5)
OF: Eddie Rosario (6)
OF: Domingo Santana (12)
OF: Odubel Herrera (18)
UTIL: David Fletcher (22)
UTIL: Delino DeShields (23)

P: Patrick Corbin (4)
P: Josh Hader (9)
P: German Marquez (8)
P: Cody Allen (10)
P: Joey Lucchesi (11)
P: Matt Barnes (13)
P: Kyle Gibson (15)
P: Steven Matz (16)
P: Shane Greene (19)
Bench:  Michael Pineda (20), Domingo German (24), Brent Honeywell (25), Brandon Woodruff (26)

YOU WANNA SHOW ME YOUR 15-TEAM TARGETS AND WHAT YOU ENDED UP DOING IN EACH PROJECTED CATEGORY SO JUST SHOW THEM. YOU DON’T NEED ME TO ASK.

You make like you’re so put out.

YOUR MOTHER PUTS OUT, JUST SHOW THE DAMN CATEGORIES!

Wow, fine:

Look at the guy in your league’s team who drafted Joey Gallo and Chris Davis and say, “That’s not punting average.  This is punting average,” then point to my team. (If you want to get our War Room so you too can see goals and how you’re doing in each category, sign up for our fantasy baseball tools.  War Room is included for free.)  My intention in this draft was to draft my own team.  Did I not draft my own teams in the last few drafts?  Funny you should ask!  I got this Task Rabbit for $4.99 and he does drafts, windows and takes out the trash.  His name is Alejandro.  He is awesome.  He also writes up posts.  Grey yells in his uncommonly awful high-pitched shriek, “Alejandro, you’re not writing about yourself again, are you?”  “No, Senor Gris.”  No, of course, I’m drafting my own teams!  What I mean is I didn’t pay attention to ADP this draft because Yahoo is bonkers.  For unstints, David Fletcher is ranked around 978 after about 850 players who are not in the majors and may never be in the majors.  This has to factor into their ADP.  You can’t accurately tell ADP when guys are buried.  You think the average prematurely balding man is searching through 978 players to find David Fletcher?  C’mon.  Any hoo!  I drafted David Fletcher because my average was in, as the French say, Le Sewer of the Old Woman’s Perfume.  It’s a famous sewer in the 7th Arrondissement.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, MAN?  FOCUS OR F*** US ALL!  WE NEED ACTIONABLE INTEL!

Right, right.  Sorry.  Okay, back to drafting players for a team I wanted vs. trying to be cutesy with ADP.  I made sure I grabbed David Dahl — hello, beautiful — Cody Bellinger — up jump the wonderful! — Travis Shaw — that’s not a reach; it’s a reacharound! — Niko Goodrum — whom I’ve drafted in every league, how’s your sobriety going? — Eddie Rosario — you’re a little boring, but I love you!  Then, there’s Domingo Santana.  This is the biggest reach in the draft as far as ADP is concerned done by any ‘pert, past, present or future.  Yes, but why is he going so late?  Seriously.  I don’t get it.  The last time he had a full-time job he was a top 20 outfielder.  That was two years ago.  He was not a top 20 outfielder last year because he was blocked by two other top 20 outfielders.  That wasn’t his fault.  At 26 years old, why can’t he pick up right where he left off when he donged 30 HRs, stole 15 bags and hit .278.  His current ADP at around 260 makes no sense.  I’m perplexed, y’all!

OKAY, I TUNED OUT AROUND THE FIFTH WORD OF THAT.  HOW ABOUT YOUR PITCHING?  CAN YOU SHINE A FLASHLIGHT ON THAT?

In years past, the guys in this league would draft crazy pitcher-heavy.  Last year, someone drafted Max Scherzer in the 1st, then Madison Bumgarner in the 2nd, and, well, pitching was nuts (that person finished 10th).  Perhaps because there was some league turnover, but pitching was a bit tamer this year.  Or at least felt that way.  Last year my first three pitchers were Carlos Martinez, Lance McCullers and Sonny Gray.  Woof, and hold the mayochup, because I’m about to ralph.  However (you knew it was coming), I was battling for the league title until the last week because I also drafted Patrick Corbin and Trevor Williams, and picked up Ryu, Dereck Rodriguez–Well, either way, my War Room categories for pitching last year:  ERA — 11; WHIP — 2.4 (!); 5.1 for Ks.  I ended up with a 12, 8, 8, respectively.  So, I can make up ground in pitching, and I’m better off coming out of the draft, then I was last year.  At least according to the numbers.  Oh, and I now own Joey Lucchesi (and Niko Goodrum) on every team I’ve drafted.  By design!

ANY BIG TAKEAWAYS? OR I GUESS, AT THIS POINT, ONE TAKEAWAY TOLD TO ME IN UNDER 250 WORDS.

No one seems to want Josh Hader.  Are you people a bunch of social media managers afraid of his old tweets?  This is the 2nd league where I drafted him way below where he should’ve went.  Last year, he was the 4th best RP on our Player Rater, which is the least surprising thing since all four hours of Leaving Neverland.  Slightly more surprising, Aroldis and Kenley were the 8th and 9th best RPs.  Of course, Hader was valuable, and will be again.  Have you seen dude pitch?  If anything, he could be more valuable if the Brewers finally turn to him for the bulk of the saves.  Even if they don’t, he’s still a top reliever.  Only wish I could’ve grabbed Hader and a better 1st closer.

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.  REGRETS ARE LIKE A BENT-OVER PLUMBER, THEY BUM ME OUT.  LEAVE ME WITH SOMETHING UPLIFTING AND SPIRITUAL.

I’m putting it out there; I think my hitting is even better than the category projections are saying.  Dahl, Bellinger, Shaw, Story, Rosario and Baez all have the makings of a top 10 hitter.  If you want to get less crazy, Bellinger, Story and Baez have already had seasons of being a top 10 hitter.  If Dahl and Shaw can do what I think they’re capable of, this team is gonna be a thing of dreams and I am determined to make it so.  The New York Times described Bonnie Franklin’s character on One Day At A Time as “pert but determined.”  That sounds exactly like me, one determined fantasy baseball ‘pert.  I am the Bonnie Franklin of fantasy baseball!

  1. Crazy J says:
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    Nice team! I know no one took Peraza round 6, so what gives? ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crazy J: Why did I take him? I had Baez/Story, didn’t feel like the team to do it on

  2. Member Berries says:
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    Springs that make you go hmmm:
    1. First round pick Kyle Lewis finally looks healthy – thoughts?
    2. I invested heavily in Domingo bc of the great fantasy master Lothario and he’s doing JD things, just donging.
    3. CLE outfielders who are hitting are 10/30 Mercado and 3/45 G.Alien – you buying either for Kate round value?
    4. Sleeper crush Heaney having elbow discomfort – he’ll be fine, right? Right!?
    5. If Mercado/Alien didn’t turn you, what aboot CStewart/Goodrum !? O wait, you already in on them, so… You moving Bregman back up, he looks good to go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Member Berries: 1. As in will he break camp? 2. I’m tellin’ ya 3. I like Allen, drafted him once already this preseason 4. He says he’s fine, it’s a waiting game now and I wouldn’t draft him until we heard more 5. You know I love Goodrum, I’m drafting him everywhere

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent report, read every word and totally understood all your moves!

    a. Seriously, are people high? Why no love for Hader, but Woodruff too on the bench. That will most certainly pay off dividends like the Apple shares I should’ve bought when it was @$20.

    b. Pert but determined=the title of my sex tape! Thanks for exposing that to all our readers.

    c. Seriously again, though. You practice what you preach. Even your most devout disciple would maybe second-guess and third-guess some of the moves you made. It’s takes courage to be you and also to be like you for the likelihood of a failure.

    d. Subdued Norm MacDonald quote of the day for March 7 [I was planning on stopping before the season starts, so next week some time will be that one of these before we start into Abbott and Costello on March 20 for the start of the season.]

    1. Bora bora, it has everything. White sand, clear water. Bora, bora. It has everything but Tony Danza.

    2. Yo mama is so fat she developed type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure. Snap!

    3. Yo mama is so fat when she came to Vegas they had to build another hotel.

    4. You don’t hear folks talk about Bob Costa’s eye infection nowadays…..WHO’S STONEWALLING THIS INVESTIGATION!!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Another Dan says:
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      @Ante Galic:

      Abbott and Costello!!! Can’t wait!

      I am a maths (math to you) teacher in the UK. I absolutely love their sketch on dividing. It’s one of the best.

      Best wishes,

      Another Dan

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Another Dan: Another Dan!!

        Thanks for your message. I hope I live up to your expectations. They do have a massive body of work, like over 200 films, so should be okay to find 150 quotes for the 150 days of those 6 months (Monday to Friday only).

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. re: Hader, I think so, yeah… Woodruff needs a starting job, but I kinda think he gets it C. Ya know, cougar is short for courageous. I learned everything from her D. 4. Haha

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        a. Great segue from Cougar to courageous to being a better man…I learned a lot from my wife too.

        b. On courage and conviction, yesterday I bet that Manchester United would beat Paris Saint Germain in their soccer match. The probability of Manchester United winning the game was 2.3%, so a very small probability. There were some stupid things that happened like the goalie for Paris Saint Germain’s major gaffe. It goes more to creating a system where only good luck happens to you. Like if you wake up early and fresh, go to sleep on time, get 7.5 hours of sleep etc, eat properly, exercise 3/week, take of your heart and health, do things that make make you genuinely happy then good things will happen to you including getting lucky now and then which is called good luck, right?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Yup! B. That’s very true, Ante! You can only do your best, no one else’s

  4. Andrew says:
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    Thanks for the post Grey! I think I’ve gotten Lucchesi in all the mock drafts I’ve dobe too.

    If anyone is looking for an RCL league come join our draft tomorrow (Friday) at 10pm!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: I will shoot out some attempts to get people in the drafts

  5. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Is Domino German a “buy” with Losaiga’s shoulder issues? Saw you took a last round flyer on him in this draft… Looking at him as a flyer in my 20 team and 27 team leagues. Thanks!

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh: Err, make that Severino’s shoulder issues. D’oh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh: Yeah, I think you have to flyer out on Domingo at this point

  6. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What are your thoughts on my keeper team after I traded Altuve and Torres for Trea Turner and a 3rd round pick(technically a 13 round pick as we keep 1p players, 12 team league)

    OBP, RBI, SB, TOTAL BASES, R
    W+QS, ERA, WHIP, K, HLD+SAVE
    C,C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, MI, CI, 5 OF, U, 6SP, 3 RP

    My keepers:

    Harper, Acuna, Arenado, Trea Turner, S. Marte, Mazara,Jose Abreu, Snell, Beuhler, Corbin

    I have some nice minor keepers but they are unlikely to contribute this year.

    Did I give up to much for Turner? I had more than 10 potential keepers so I may have overpaid to get what I want.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cabby: I love Turner, so I like it, but you did pay

  7. Charles Varon says:
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    Gray,

    One of my fantasy teams is a 10 team keep forever, 6×5 including OPS, h2h.

    Keepers are tied to round drafted. I have the first overall pick after all keepers have been kept. Should I take Giancarlo Stanton or Juan Soto?

    Here are my other keepers.

    Bregman (2)
    Jose Ramirez (5)
    Betts (7)
    Story (9)
    Bauer (10)
    Snell (16)
    Judge (24)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Charles Varon:
      agree with the Donkey

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, all!

        Gray, does the fact that Soto is 20 and Stanton 30 alter your choice at all? I know Stanton is the better player, especially in an OPS league, but does the age difference matter especially in a keep forever league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t change my mind in OPS

          • Charles Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Gotcha. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  8. craig ertrachter says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a 10 team Espn points keeper league. I have Betts, Judge, Stanton, Bryant, Vlad jr, Cole, Buehler. What position/players would you look at for the next 3 rounds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @craig ertrachter: Definitely not OF, that’s for sure… I’d, so 8th round? Usually MI, CI or SP that’s fell

      • Craig says:
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        @Grey: if Zach Wheeler is available, grab him? I was thinking of waiting for Tatis jr as ss

  9. David says:
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    14 team h2h, 5×5, with obp replacing avg. What 3 should I keep? Stanton as a 1st rounder; Nola as a 2nd; J. Ramirez 3rd; Judge as a 10th rounder; Treinen 11th; Morton 13th; Aguilar or Muncy as a 15th rounder; Vlad Jr. as a 25th rounder

    Can keep as long as I want, but each year, they move up 5 rounds. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @David: Ramirez, Judge, Vlad

    • bigbear says:
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      @David: Judge and Vlad definitely. Ramirez or Muncy for the 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Agree with DT

  10. The Great Knoche says:
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    Can you stop helping people for another week until we get to like round 35. Was targeting Santana Near round 15, now he’s gonna go next pick!

  11. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on my keeper team after I traded Altuve and Torres for Turner and 3rd round pick(12 team league, keep 10 players, so technically a 13th round pick).

    C,C,1B,2B,SS,3B, MI,CI, 5 OF, U, 6SP, 3 RP
    OBP, R, SB, Total bases, RBI
    Whip,ERA, K, wins plus quality starts, Holds plus saves

    My current keepers:

    Harper, Acuna, Trea Turner, Areanado, S. MArte, Mazaro, Jose Abreu, SNell, Beuhler, Corbin

    I have some nice minor league keepers too but unlikely to contribute this year.

    I also traded Kluber and Votto to get multiple early picks(first 3 rounds) and some nice prospects

    Did i give up too much for Turner? Idon’t have a second baseman now. Muncy is available and I hope he’s available at my pick(technically a late 11th round pick after keepers).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cabby: Answered above

  12. bigbear says:
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    Wow – 15 teamer and that infield?! Heck, even that OF is respectable. My draft season wouldn’t be complete without a Grey/Deshields pairing!

    Of the non-Corbin/Marquez/Lucchesi starters you drafted on this team, who do you think has the highest upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Marquez could be a 3.50 ERA, 250-K guy… DeShizz! Bringing him back for old timey’s sake!

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Who do you think has the most upside from these guys you drafted (for 2019)?
        P: Matt Barnes (13)
        P: Kyle Gibson (15)
        P: Steven Matz (16)
        P: Shane Greene (19)
        Bench: Michael Pineda (20), Domingo German (24), Brent Honeywell (25), Brandon Woodruff (26)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Barnes can be a top 5 closer, and then Matz has most upside

  13. The Scrant Dog

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    David Fletcher NFBC ADP is 650?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Scrant Dog: Yeah, I don’t quite know what to make of it… Maybe he is that awful, but there’s about 400+ guys going in front of him that I think might be worse

      • packers2018 says:
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        @Grey: Grey in an OPS redraft roto league who would you rather have a MI, Fletcher or McNeil?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McNeil

  14. Donkey Teeth

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    Nice work, Grey! Can’t believe they let you ally with The German so late in the war….

    I was the high pick on Domingo Santana across all 21 TGFBI leagues, I took him at pick 193. It looks like you just shit all over that!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Donkey Teeth: Just went at 158 in our NFBC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donkey Teeth: I’m the Axis of evil… I feel a bit like the Germans right after the war today — Why don’t people want Domingo again? Do they think he’s old? We should talk about this on the pod

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        @Grey: Other than his K rate they shouldn’t. He should hit in middle of lineup and the fact that there isn’t that much offense there should lead to him running more like he did in 2017. I can see a 30HR 15SB season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

  15. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Damn, that is a good team, I mean a really good team, I mean that is a solid team, I mean great team, man!

    what position did you draft from?

    what were the other 14 guys doing when you were getting all theses great players!!

  16. Jim says:
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    I can’t stop asking for everyone’s input. As of now I’m keeping

    Nola 12th
    Judge 28th
    Bauer 27th
    Severino 26th
    Trout 1st
    Soto 25th

    I just gave up Flaherty, Clevinger and mondesi for Severino cause I can only keep six and my other keepers are better in a points league. -1 for strikeouts. I’ve discussed with lots of people the idea of trading Trout for 5th round acuna or 28th round Buehler. The league is pitching heavy but only the true aces score the most points. The best potential players available when I draft last in round 1 are probably freema, Thor, turner types. Should I keep trout and trade Severino for acuna? I hate to give up the value. Even though everyone is down on Severino he’s still a great value in the 28th round with points heavy for aces that get qs and wins. I don’t like
    The idea I’d having a 1 st round keeper or even 5th round keeper as I won the league last year with value keepers. I’d love others thought on how the weigh keeper value.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @Jim: I wouldn’t worry about having a 1st round keeper when it’s the best player in the game or a 5th round keeper on a talent like Acuna. Take the best players however you have to get em. Trust yourself to make good decisions with the picks you have left.

      Even in a pitching heavy points league I’d ship 26th round Severino for 5th round Acuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Agree with DT

  17. Fred says:
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    Should I keep Conforto or Dahl for my upcoming draft?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Fred: Grey has Dahl ranked 51 and Conforto ranked 61.

      I give Conforto the edge in any sort of OBP or points league, but they’re close anyway you cut it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Agree with DT, I’m going Dahl

  18. Paul says:
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    i’m looking for advice for a new rule change we have implemented in my league.

    People are not too fond of Closers and having to roster “shitty” closers just to get Saves

    So we changed the category from (Saves) to (Saves Plus Holds)

    This should open the RP market to roster the best relief pitchers instead of any pitcher with a pulse that can get saves

    Other categories for pitching include W,L, ERA, WHIP, K, SV+Holds, QS

    Usually I dont draft RPs till very late in the draft and I was thinking similar for this years draft strategy

    But this new rule change makes some guys very interesting, such as Holder, Miller, Betances, Most of the Yankee RP

    Do you have a list of guys you think I should target that will get me Holds late in the draft?

    Is there a certain way I should go about my draft because of this new rule change?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      @Paul: Fade RPs even more. I’m not against getting one or two reliable closers in saves/holds leagues, but for the back end of your pen there’s tons of viable options now that holds are as valuable as saves.

      Rotowan should have a holds post going up at some point, keep an eye out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Saves lose almost all value… No reason to draft a high reliever, or really any reliever until late

  19. Basement Artie says:
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    Ugatz! You’ve been watching too much Gomorra! Reminds me of one of my favorite childhood memories from my grandfather. “No talka whena you eat!” By the way when does season 3 come out. I’m dyin over here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Basement Artie: I know! I just rewatched it with Cougs, season 3 drops end of March

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: Great news!

  20. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    More RCL Updates for those interested:

    -We have 5 spots available in a league drafting at 10 PM ET Friday night, get in there! (Thanks for filling the 8 PM draft!)
    -There are drafts all day Saturday from 10 AM ET through to 8 PM ET, draft in all three leagues!
    -For you high rollers and/or lovers of stiff competition, our $100 RCLs (Cougs R Us & Night of the Living Zombinos) each need 3 more members. These are high LCI leagues with a good shot of the winner contending for the overall title.
    -I run a $25 RCL, DFSers Anonymous, where I’m looking for three more as well. DFS experience encouraged, but not required.
    -Crab Army RCL needs one more – Come play with managers from the old Razz30 league that has gone rogue!

    Leave me a comment here or email me ([email protected]) if interested in any of these leagues. Go here to sign up for the others and check draft dates/times:

    https://razzball.com/2019-razzball-commenter-leagues-pitching-strategy/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss: Thanks for doing the heavy lifting!

    • CMUTIMMAH says:
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      @MattTruss: Any points based RCLs?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cmon, CMUTIMMAH, get in one of these!

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        ROTO 4 LIFE!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My tattoo

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: will that be above or below the cougar chaser tramp stamp you have

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Obvi above

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                @Grey: feels like a stomach piece done in Old English

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Or on the back of an OE sticker I tear off completely without ripping

                  • BJFOHOHL says:
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                    @Grey: that’s the 40 oz unicorn

                    If I was to do a tattoo for roto I would take inspiration from the Benjamin Brat classic Blood In, Blood Out and go “Rotos Locos”

                    • Grey

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                      HA, it really is? I’ve seen one label with no rips perfectly removed, but, man, that guy was a pro and never seen it since — I like rotos locos

  21. Big Ticket says:
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    Just listened to the OF podcast – love the thoughts on Dahl. I’m trying to gauge where he goes in a dynasty OBP draft. Rudy has him at 90 for OBP this year, which feels really odd, but so be it. Would you take him top 40? And then a second question … would you take Ozuna or Dahl if both are on the board there? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Ticket: 40 feels a little high, but I have him ranked at 51 overall, so I’m high on him… Feels like he could be a top 20 draft pick next year

      • Big Ticket says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, wasn’t sure if dynasty moved that up to top 40 or not. Would you rather have Dahl or Ozuna in dynasty OBP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dahl

  22. TiersDeprived says:
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    Need tiers now…must have tiers :(……….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re in the downloadable War Room

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And it’s free

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As always

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Do you see what we do for you?

            • TiersDeprived says:
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              @Grey: @Grey: I heart you man…in the manliest way possible. I think that is the least manliest comment I can make before I trip over that fine line into girly territory. Sh*t…I may have crossed it. Oh well, I heart you man!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, hearts back at ya

                • TiersDeprived says:
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                  @Grey: WHAT….no Tier titles!! Need some kleenex for TEARS…not that other stuff geez…killing me. I heart you less! Only an immaterial amount so who cares, right?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

  23. Darren says:
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    Man, you love Dahl more than his parents, it seems! He is very intriguing.

    14 man keep forever, 9 keepers. which 2 would you punt? CI,MI,U H2H 8 Batting categories, so Speed not as valuable.

    Whitley, Contreras,Votto, Donaldson, Murphy, Kershaw., Marte?

    Def keepers are: JD, Arenado, Springer, Flaherty
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Dahl is an only child and loved very profoundly

      I hate Donaldson and is that Ketel? If not, Kershaw

  24. Matty says:
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    Chuckled at the Neverland line. Just prior to this piece I was reading about how Sony recently spent a lot of money on the rights to Michael Jackson’s catalog, I’m sure they’re equally surprised it went sideways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, yup

  25. Bob says:
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    I usually wait on drafting starting pitching and have done well. We added qs this year and went to a 6×6 roto format. Should I change my draft strategy and start thinking about taking a sure fire ace early? Value is key as always but not sure how long I should wait before taking my first pitcher in a 10 teamer now. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like to have an SP somewhere in the 45 to 65 overall range

  26. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Is there a link where we can check out the full draft results? thanks!

  27. Screwballs says:
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    Looking forward to another season of great advice and more championships! I need some help on selecting my keepers.

    It’s a deep 20 Team H2H league, 6×6, adding OBP and Holds. We keep 8. Easy choices are Soto, Springer, Bellinger, Abreu and Paxton. With both holds and saves, Hader and Jansen are possibilities, along with Justin Turner, and Mikolas, Castillo, or Darvish for a second SP.

    Who should be in the last 3 spots?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo, Hader, Mikolas, not easy calls

      • Screwballs says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks; that’s why I am struggling. Giving up Turner will be tough as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  28. frankgrimes says:
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    Rudy. It’s your pick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’s the team coming?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        First let me apologize for getting you fired up yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            My team is coming around slowwwwly haha
            Finally grabbed saves (Knebel) in the tenth

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s great value for Knebel!

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                Paxton fell to me in the fifth too

                Soooo
                Corbin Paxton Knebel
                Stanton Harper Mondesi Villar
                Haniger (I hate him haha) Chapman Devers

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Matt Chapman, assuming… Not bad start at all, you do look a little low on AVG, but so am I

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Every year I’m low on average

                    What round you in?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      8th

                • The Great Knoche says:
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                  @frankgrimes:
                  Profar
                  Odor
                  Peraza
                  Baez
                  Cano
                  Judge
                  Conforto

                  Buehler
                  Flaherty
                  Hamels
                  LeClerc

                  Shaping up ok. Average still a little light.

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey:

                I will say that the Flowers spin on it is weak.
                They interviewed Rudy after his first five picks.
                Then he cherry picked the few good things he said haha.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t know… I’m over it… I was simply defending Rudy… That’s how I chose to do it…

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Enough said For sure.
                    Didn’t know you get so apoplectic haha
                    Like I was when they killed the immortal!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHA, I prolly went too far

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Nah you didn’t. Those other peeps did.
                    It’s f’n fake baseball! Supposed to be fun talk shit etc. There’s a little too much ass kissing among all the perts of you ask me haha.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, shizz got blown out of proportion

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @frankgrimes: is that your way of deferring the question and saying your team sucks?

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @The Great Knoche:
            Haha. I’d say it’s about to start sucking after a great start!
            Especially from the 15 spot.

  29. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:

    TEEN HEARTTHROB, WILLIANS ASTUDILLO IS BATTING LEADOFF TODAY FOR THE TWINS

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @MattTruss:

      Nice! Did you get my email?

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        I have not…

    • Dave D says:
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      @MattTruss: I would love to see him try to swipe a bag too…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      @MattTruss: He’s sooooo dreamyyyyyy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! I drafted him once already… With Sano injury, there’s real daylight there

  30. Just A Random Terrorist says:
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    So Grey I just completed my draft the other day and while I didn’t get Joey “Lucky” Lucchesi, I do feel confident in my team.
    My dilemma is that someone offered me Harper and Pitcher Ohtani for my Bellinger and Mike “Meat Cleaver” Clevinger.
    Just for a little bit of reference we use OBP and instead of HR, we use Total Bases.
    Now gentlemen I have some very important mail to get to to some highly touted people.
    I believe I would put a smile here but would xoxo be ok? I don’t want to be to serial killer-y?
    Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please xoxo all you need to…. Harper side

  31. Earl says:
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    What do people make of Byron Buxton good start to spring training?

    Also, do people think that Archie Bradley will be Arizona closer??

    Finally, do people think Luke Voit will be Yanks 1B over Bird??

    Thanks

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Earl: Buxton is always good in spring. Unless he keeps it rolling I’m still skeptical.

      I think Bradley will be closer, but they could also use him in high pressure situations. Holland is junk.

      Voit seemed to supplant him at end of last year. Could see a bit of a platoon, but could also see Bird not playing and Tulo playing some first. Yankees have too many infielders and no room at DH. I’m staying away from both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing, I wouldn’t touch Buxton with your team

      I don’t trust Bradley at all

      Yes, Voit, hoping so at least

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: so will Holland close for the snakes you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he could, Diamondbacks have held back from using Bradley in that way for a while

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        @Grey: Adding Buxton to the podcast topics. Hater!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really, you’re on board with him too?

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            @Grey: Yes, but not at all because of his spring. I’m an upside whore. I’ll save it for the show…

      • Earl says:
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        @Grey: Funny, you have Bradley down for like 28 saves in your top 500. Does not that show some confidence in him??

        Also, Holland has been giving up gopher balls in spring so far!

        Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Bradley has the job, which is 28 saves, but 28 saves is a huge vote of confidence… I don’t have a ton of faith

  32. Old School Brother says:
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    If Ray Flowers has his cat printed on his toilet, does that mean Grey has cougs printed on his? I’m new to this toilet trend, debating whether to get blackberry bubly or newports printed on mine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have a toilet seat cover that is years and years of mustache clippings

  33. Dave D says:
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    I like this team better than the one you’re drafting in our NFBC. Stacked. ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? You don’t like my NFBC team? I’m still kicking myself about not getting Robles, but I think it’s ok

      • Dave D says:
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        @Grey: I’m joking. I will admit I don’t like Abreu this year. Leclerc there is ok but whatever. Your offense seems solid. This is a really weird draft with all your acolytes. Guys I have taken in the five other drafts Ive done not falling (Upton, Castellanos, Olson) to 100-105/7th roundish. So, Ive had to change my strategy. I took more pitching early than I normally would. Grabbed a guy I never would in most drafts for SB/AVG so I could have more freedom to draft some plus power/no speed guys later like I expect I will need to do in later rounds. Weird draft for me. I do like your Yahoo team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s difficult when guys like Robles and Mondesi and others go when I think they should but not to me! Not like I’m setting out to draft a guy like LeClerc but 30 picks until I pick again, I can’t wait to see what’s there next time around

          • Dave D says:
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            @Grey: I’m ok with punting a second clear #1 closer if need be. I took W. Davis/Oh in one draft and then took six #2-3’s from rounds 35-50. Its pretty likely I can vulture 25-35 to go along with Wade’s 40. One look at my IF/OF and yer like “Oh, ok”.

            A dethroned closer is probably the biggest waste of a draft pick when they fall. An elevated #2 or #3 who gets 8-15 saves is usually undervalued in DC’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I prolly could’ve skipped LeClerc, but I like to take a closer in that 120 range, and I know I won’t be picking again until 130+ so I figured why not

  34. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Grey,

    Short and sweet today:
    Were there any picks that Rudy made just before your turn that had you cursing his name?

    Mondesi and Bieber come to mind…

    And your pitching in this draft looks the best of all your drafts thus far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Mondesi, Bieber and Puig

  35. DJ says:
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    12 team standard. Can keep up to 10 forever. My nine Keepers so far are:

    Mike Trout – CF
    Trevor Story – SS
    Giancarlo Stanton – RF
    Corey Kluber – SP
    Stephen Strasburg – SP
    Vlad Guerrero, Jr. – 3B
    Gary Sanchez – C
    Jose Abreu – 1B
    David Dahl – LF

    The draft starts at round 10. Trying to decide on last keeper from:

    Luis Severino,
    Yu Darvish, or
    Nelson Cruz.

    Ibwant to make a run THIS year – Severino’s shoulder concerns me.

    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call bc it is forever… Think I’d still go Severino, but it might burn you

      • DJ says:
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        @Grey: thx for the advice. I feel like all 3 SPs are shaky, but Ihave to keep them!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Chris says:
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    Need some keeper advice please.

    16 Team H2H league, 6×6, adding OPS and Holds. Keep Forever.

    Definite Keepers: Bregman, Goldscmidt, Gleyber, Realmuto.

    Pick 2: Kershaw, Corbin, Gallo, Matt Chapman, Amed Rosario

    I have kept Kershaw the last seven years. But objectively, Corbin primed to have huge season and K is no longer durable. Keep both, keep one and take Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin no doubt, then coin flip — Gallo

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for reply. It’s only hard cause I kept Kershaw so longl. I will roll with Gallo. Sometimes a leap of faith necessary on road to championship.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, good luck!

  37. AJ says:
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    Grey, 12 team keeper league, basically sold my sole the last two years and sitting with some solid keepers. I have Acuna and Rhys the next three years at 19. Also have to extend Vald JR and Eloy this year. Can keep unlimited # of years, but at a $5 increase at each year. Would you extend Vlad and ELoy for 4 years at $16 a year or 5 years at $21. At full disclosure I’m also stuck with Reyes at 19 for the next 3 years unless I cut him and pay up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, prolly go 4 years for Eloy just in case something happens and 5 years for Vlad

  38. G Camacho says:
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    D Peralta or D Price on a dinasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price, close tho

  39. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Keeper question in my 12 team H2h league with OBP instead of AVG.

    Conforto in the 12th or Dahl in the 12th.

    Rudy’s OBP rankings has Conforto about 20 spots higher but I’m tempted by Dahl who could hit between Arenado and Story.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  40. Leon says:
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    18 man deep keeper league. correa/judge/hoskins/albies/conforto are my keepers……avg/obp/slg….

    players available in the draft.
    Thinking who to take as my first few picks.

    odor, peraza, luchessi, glasnow, castellanos, Edwin Encarn, donaldson, mallex smith, garret hampson, villar, voit, winker, meadows, Domingo santan, various closers(hand etc).kiriloff,

    Keepers due tonight. Have glasnow, luchessi odor on my team currently that i could keep(2 out of 3). or take a chance on the pool.
    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow, Lucchesi

      • Leon says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! will go glasnow and lucchesi.
        Who would u target in the draft for the first few picks? would u go 2 closers. or 1 closer and a speed guy. or more power. Ive noticed building a power bullpen can be powerful in these deep leagues.
        Thanks grey!

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Leon: is look at Villar too. You are light on speed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Speed? That’s like the one thing you don’t need

          • Leon says:
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            @Grey: really? do you mean just booting the category pretty much? i didnt expect that answer. i thought my team was slow as well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, not at all… You need to ask whole question again then, bc I’m confused… I would never tell anyone to punt anything

          • The Great knoche says:
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            @Grey: only guy swiping bags on his roster is Albies. Or are you speaking Sagnof in general. 18 team is going to thin out steals pretty quick.

            Plus not touching Lucchesi with a ten foot pole.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I thought he had Villar, Peraza, etc… I think I misunderstood question

              • Leon says:
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                @Grey:
                The players i have are judge correa hoskins conforto albies…. would you still go glasnow luchessi? The other players i mentioned are in the player pool.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, my bad… Then, yes, Glasnow/Lucchesi and I’d draft speed… Didn’t realize that was the pool…

  41. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    In a 6×6 OPS league who would you prefer to keep forever Ozzie Albies or Mondesi?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  42. Drew says:
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    16-team OPS (we keep 6 MiLB)

    I give Nola, D. Peralta, and Trammell
    I get Yelich

    Take and run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  43. Fish says:
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    Keeper Conundrum. Need to keep 3 max out of the following:

    Acuna for 9th this year, 7th next
    Judge 10th this year
    Corbin 18th this year, 16th next
    Rosario 11th this year, 9th next
    Eugenio Suarez 12th this year 10th next

    Obviously keeping Acuna/Judge, but can’t decide on 3rd. I have the first overall pick so I’ll be able to add a big bat, which is leading me towards Corbin.

    League is an 8×6, so hitting a little more valuable.

    • AdamH says:
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      @Fish: Acuna Judge Corbin

  44. OaktownSteve says:
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    See you fell victim to the spring narrative of Domingo hitting all those bombs up onto the grassy berms of Arizona. “Look at Domingo crushed that ball off the guy wearing number 137. In your face 137!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t buy his entire season in 2018?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I love Domingo this year. You best get him early if you want him.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Surprised the closer run never really came in that league. You had to be happy to see LeClerc make it back to you.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I’ve grabbed LeClerc everywhere. Ks are sexy. Been 10th closer off the board and been there for me.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I was, Dave D didn’t like the pick, but I’m fine with that value

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Grey:

              Let’s war with Dave D now! LoL

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Don’t you start again!

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              I thought there was a chance as many as 7 closers would go off the board in round 7 before we picked but it was just 1 plus Hader. This league last year I waited on closers and regretted it. The no faab thing,

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I mean, you just can’t wait in these deep leagues, there’s hero montage if you wait on closer and don’t get one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I’m saying too!

  45. Eric Brownell says:
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    12-team 6×6 H2h categories (OBP, SLG)

    Last year I took over a team in a friend’s keeper league that was complete dogshit. I placed 10th, but was able to assemble better keepers, which going into this season are:
    Baez
    Mondesi
    Albies
    Gallo
    Strasburg

    This is a Yahoo league, so I can slot Baez at 3B for now, but long term, I’m worried about overlapping positions and really bad OBP. Since this is H2H, do I completely punt, or would you look to shop, say, Albies to shore it up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice on Albies… Don’t punt anything, you can still salvage your team, you’re only 5 picks in

  46. frankgrimes says:
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    They talking about it on air right now.
    Jeez get over it Ray!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @frankgrimes:

      They invited you to call in.
      Hahaha.

      • James Maize says:
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        @frankgrimes:

        Sounded like a call out! Glad to see Tout Wars has just as much drama as my home town league. Hahahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @frankgrimes: stop listening to that and make your picks!

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @The Great Knoche:

          It’s so fascinating! Haha.
          He crying on the air. Oooohh they attacked me boo boo.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @frankgrimes: Should get him on a Podcast and ask him about his feelings.

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @The Great Knoche:
              What you think about my Senzel reach?

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @frankgrimes: I think if you wanted him that was the time. 20/20 possibility. I’m not taking him where his price is just because of the outfield logjam in Cincy. I don’t trust him to get much over 400ABs

                • frankgrimes says:
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                  @The Great Knoche:

                  Risky for sure. Maybe I’ll get to pick again before tomorrow!

                  • hot corner says:
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                    @frankgrimes: with a number of teams still looking for 2B, Senzel wouldn’t have made it back to the 15 spot.

                    • frankgrimes says:
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                      @hot corner:

                      Kinda why I Grabbed both those dudes.
                      15th spot is tricky.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re like my WWE manager, getting me revved up

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Grey:
          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’m over it myself, I emailed him conciliatory apology… Life’s too short…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Good man. Somehow it got twisted.
        Ray is acting like some victim.

  47. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    SO much sex in my NFBC DC rotation so far…Clevinger, Eduardo Rodriguez and Joey Lucchesi…yum yum. Nevermind Trout, Sexy Dr. Pepper and Mondesi….drooool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, me likey…. What round you in?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @MattTruss:
        I hit you up again.
        I grabbed Lucchesi/Senzel at 11/12 turn.
        Could be regretting that Senzel reach!

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          You going to the right email Grimey? [email protected], or if you’re using my personal, make sure it’s 2 S’s and 2 L’s

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Just started round 13, how about you guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          8th

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Whoa, you got some slow-pokes!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I might be to blame too… Draft keeps sitting on me when I wake in the morning…

    • Cram It says:
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      @MattTruss: Too much sex. Your sh*t is gonna break off half way through the season.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Haha! What’s your team look like Cram. Guy sitting in the corner of bar all alone touching himself?

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Ha. I’m the tortured soul writing poetry in the corner while every one else makes a jacka** of themselves obnoxiously hitting on women.

          Yelich, Bryant, Bellinger, Domingo, Aguilar, Peraza, Profar.

          Corbin, Flaherty, Hendricks, Jon Gray and 2 closers.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: I just drafted Posey in the 12th. Woof.

            • Cram It says:
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              @The Great Knoche: I don’t want to even think about catchers yet.

  48. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I have a keeper decision to make! As I see it, my best options are Machado, Buehler, Flaherty, Mikolas. I can keep 2 of them (I would lose the same draft pick for all of them, so that’s not a factor.)

    Would you say the call is Machado/Buehler? That seems like the obvious decision, but I am a bit worried about Buehler because it’s an H2H points league, so there are the playoffs, and I’m worried he will be shut down at the end of the season because of innings limits + you know how the Dodgers are with their SP..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, obvious call

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @Grey: Ok sounds good, I won’t overthink it then. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. The Great Knoche says:
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    Dahl takes Lester deep. Dear Rockies, please do not add any other outfielders to clog it up. (I’m looking at you Adam Jones)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t even put it in the universe!

      • i just saw a shot of adam jones in the rockie owner’s box eating a giant peach.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope that’s a euphemism for a large badonkadonk

        • Sweatpants Nation says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: Are you sure it wasn’t Rockey Mountaiin Oysters?

          • that is what they serve to their prospects

  50. MIke says:
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    Points league-

    Send Verlander and receive Bellinger and either Brandon Rodgers or Bo Bitchette

    Go for it or hold? And which prospect would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you going for future years? What’s your keeper situation like? I mean, I guess I can see it for Bichette

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Auction league.

        Verlander would be 26 to keep this year and if I wanted next year he would go up to 31.
        Bellinger is 9 for this year and would be 14 next year (Then 22 for the following)

        Bitchette and Rodgers would both be 9 next year, then 12 then 17…

        Could also play it a little safer and do 11 dollar Talion for Honeywell, which would let me keep a 4 buck Andujar and not worry about giving away Verlander who’s a stud in points.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do Taillon and Andujar

          • MIke says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! A lotta work to keep Andujar in the picture… as a yankee fan I hope we’re right.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  51. nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Getting closer to draft time! 15 team keep 11, obp & k/9 league…

    I’ve got 6 picks in the first two rounds, wondering your thoughts on these guys available:

    C/1B One of these: EE/Miggy/CSantana/Profar/Contreras/Grandal
    2B/SS Two of these: Peraza/DGordon/Profar/Schoop/Hampson/TAnderson
    2 of these SP Bieber/Hamels/Keuchel/Kendricks/CMart
    1 of these RP A Miller/Bradley/W Smith/Minter/Vizcaino

    thanks man, goal is to win in 2020

    I’m thinking Profar/Peraza/Hampson/Bieber/CMart/Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, yes, yes, no on Miller… Why Miller?

  52. nightpandas says:
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    Trade Castillo for Dahl?

    Keep 11, my other pitchers are Wheeler and Lucchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I want Dahl

  53. John says:
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    Hello guys I’m in a 5×5 7 man keeper league. My keepers leading up to the draft are
    Rizzo
    Baez
    Trea
    Rendon
    Stanton
    Hoskins
    Sale.
    I have the overall 1st pick of the draft. I was just offered Yelich and a 5th for my Sale and the overall 1st pick. There aren’t any true number one pitchers left in the pool.”, so I would be scrambling to piece together my rotation. What do you guys think? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HELLO SHARKS

      Not an easy call, I think I’d hold, you have enough hitting already, Sale helps you get there for pitching too

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. BJFOHOHL says:
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    What are you vaping on these days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Device or flavor?

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey: Both

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @BJFOHOHL:
      @Grey:
      Green Blast from Naked and Pandamonium from Velvet.
      Cut with unflavored keeps the coils cleaner a lot longer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Okay, I love Naked, but — BUT — they need squeeze bottles, those effin’ droppers are so annoying

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Grey:
          No shit! I just transfer into one tho.

          Slowest round ever in NFBC doubt I pick again today.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s setting up for me to pick around 7 PM tonight and then have everyone wait for me again tomorrow morning…

            Yeah, I transfer it too sometimes, but shizz is annoying… How many glass bottles did this company buy in advance that they can’t switch over?

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Grey:
              Isn’t glass most expensive too?
              Definitely need a west coast league next year.

              Can’t do milky flavors. Tho was a creme brûlée one I liked.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I don’t like milky usually either, but this one is aight… Vape also can’t do chocolate… Never tasted a chocolate one that wasn’t nasty…

                • frankgrimes says:
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                  @Grey:
                  Swirly pop is an all time fav but just kills your coil.
                  I may have sent you some in the past.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, you did… I reupped that one too at one point… this milky one kills your coil too, very viscous

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Right now doing Pink Milk by TVS… Strawberry milk flavor

  55. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey!

    Thinking about offering Ozuna or Rosario for James Paxton. That seem fair to you? My team is starved for SP and I have Ozuna, Myers, Benintendi and Rosario for LF, although I’m playing Myers at 3B this year.

    I know Paxton has had TJS and he never pitches over 160 innings, so wasn’t sure if I should offer. It’s a dynasty league, keep forever, categories include R, RBI, HR, SB, OBP, 2B, 3B; W, SV, HLD, Ks, BBs, ERA, WHIP.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Yeah, it’s fair

  56. dubjay says:
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    Hey grey,
    Do you have a link to the draft results? Id love to see who went where. Or do we have to wait for Yahoo to post it somewhere.

  57. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Charlie Furbush announced his retirement today. It’s only fitting that he and Fister gave it up in the same year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Sweatpants Nation says:
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      @Sweatpants Nation: No more team names of FisterFurbush

  58. peacecoast says:
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    Will Franmil make the team as a bench bat? not sure whether to draft him as my OF 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a bench bat, worth a flyer in shallower leagues to see if he gets PT

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or I guess deeper, if you need a gamble

  59. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    What ever happened to the team name generator. That was fun.. wavey lines…

  60. jasen James says:
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    Who do you like for my last round pick in a 12 team H2H 5×5 keeper league(keep 10)
    Braun/Bauers/Peacock/Gibson/S.Gray/Weaver/Steckenrider/Herrera/J.Jimenez
    my team
    C-Y.MOLINA
    1B-ENCARNACION
    2B-ALBIES
    3B-ARENADO
    SS-BREGMAN(3B)
    OF-TROUT, ACUNA, SOTO
    UTIL-OZUNA, C.SEAGER
    BENCH-SHAW(2b/3b), T.ANDERSON
    N/A-BICHETTE

    SP-SNELL, PAXTON, BIEBER, PIVETTA, EOVALDI, HEANEY, J.NELSON
    RP-YATES, ALVARADO, A.MILLER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steckenrider

  61. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    AL only slow draft (we draft the rest online later, but do some amount of slow drafting now, but no clock as kimbrel/keuchel and lesser guys COULD be legal picks, but might not). i kept vlad (25th round), villar (9th) and bieber (last,moved to 24th). start 1 of each real life infield, 4 any OF, 1 util a CI and MI. 5 SP slots, 4 RP slots, 4 BN. max DL’s and 1 NA (vlad to start year in that). OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added for hitters, QS over wins, holds added for pitchers. i pick now and there are 4 picks before my next one (lots of keepers in early rounds), then after that i pick again with 4 more inbetween (so i have 3 picks in the 11). 10 team h2h.

    with the 2nd pick i could’ve had judge but nope. options (showing the OPS vs QS/holds rater)
    altuve (30)
    verlander (28.5)
    snell (22.4)
    merrifield (14.6)
    correa (16.8)
    carrasco (24.1)
    paxton (16.2)
    springer (22.8)
    these also around:
    kraken
    clevinger
    pham
    andujar
    haniger
    abreu
    castellanos
    osuna
    upton
    hand
    cruz
    d.gordon
    olson
    gallo
    brantley

    that list is ordered by ADP prices right now (i posted it in message board where draft is to let people easily see who is available). my guess is i go best SP in ONE of the next 3 picks out of 11, NOT here of course. i would say i’m worried if i take altuve with not having enough HR’s/XBH types but i will be guaranteed 4 of that list by the end of the 4th round so that’s good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard not to go Altuve, but you have nice choices afterwards… better take an ace and some power OF

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: yeah after altuve an ace (then with ace + bieber won’t go SP for a bit, RP1 probably before SP3) then best OF (gallo/upton probably as i’m very steals good with villar/altuve already for now but super HR weak and no OF yet).

        i did this same list for NL only league where we keep the same amount and NL is quite a bit deeper by ADP guys available in that league before you get to kimbrel and keuchel (meaning we can slow draft more picks before they sign somewhere, in AL it’s a real possibility that somebody is about to pick and realizes they’d def want kimbrel at that exact instance if he’s in AL, which is why we have no clock)

        • Grey

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          Yup exactly

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Grey: love how the rater LOVES kraken WAY over ADP. he’s higher than any other hitter i have listed above at 29.2 (BARELY behind judge), but his ADP cost is way lower than a lot of these guys.

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