Jeurys Familia was given a 15-game suspension for domestic abuse charges filed against him this offseason.  One could say Jeurys was given a 15-day DL trip to Familia, but the DL in this case is Dangerous Love.  If there was anyone predestined for Family Court, it would be him.  Familia was helped by his family’s testimony to Our Commissioner Manfred.  They asked Familia be allowed to go on all Mets’ road trips.  The Mets can sure pick closers.  Let’s see:  Familia; K-Rod attacked his father-in-law and Jenrry Mejia was permanently banned from MLB.  The Mets don’t use a belt with their closer pants.  They prefer suspenders!  This is all an eerie reminder of past Mets violence when Justin Turner tried to help Ike Davis during one of his prolonged slumps.  Any hoo!  Familia will miss about six to eight saves and I’ve moved him down in my top 500 and moved up Addison Reed, his replacement.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Delino DeShields – Expected to leadoff and have the starting left field job.  Let’s go through our recent Delino history.  At some point in early December 2015, I stated in no uncertain terms that Delino would be better than Lou Gehrig and he’d go on a barnstorming tour around the country, impregnating women and signing autographs that will be on Antiques Roadshow in 80 years when it’s hosted by Mark Walberg Jr. Jr. Jr. the Third.  Then by March of 2016, I had moved Delino DeShields into the top 50 overall and started calling him Delino DeShizz, eventually losing the first name completely like he was some kind of reverse Prince or Madonna.  Then, by April 2016, the DeShizz started to be taken more literally and, by June, I didn’t even know who you were talking about when he was mentioned.  Usually comments on him went like this, “Can I drop Delino?”  Me, “Who?”  Then I’d IP block that person.  So, here we are again.  I don’t doubt Delino’s ability.  He can hit 10 homers and steal 40+ bases if he gets into the right groove in the season.  Obviously, the downside is what happened last year.  I’ve moved him up in my top 500 and top 80 outfielders.

J.D. Martinez – Just Dong sprained his Lisfranc, which sounds like some kind of European treaty.  “At the Lisfranc Accords, Goebbels dropped trou and asked the Austrian diplomat to kiss his birthmark that looked just like a poppyseed bagel.”   A little history lesson for everyone.  Goebbels was very proud of his poppyseed bagel birthmark that resided on his backside, but he called it a poopyseed bagel.  So, this obviously sucks major poopyseed bagels for Just Dong.  I’ve docked him hundred at-bats and dropped him in my top 100 and top 40 outfielders.  I’d still draft him, but I’ll be damned in the poopyseed if I don’t think we’re never going to see more than 400 ABs from this guy ever.

Matt Boyd – Won 5th starter job, i.e., the Tigers said, “Yeah, Boyd!” as they were rocking a giant clock around their neck.

Steven Moya – Was released to waivers, which is odd, because, ya know, he’s the Tigers’ center fielder.  JaCoby Jones is an interesting name.  It’s like, “Damn it, it’s a hard C!”  He’s also interesting because he stands to get playing time in center.  Could be platooning with Tyler Collins.  Jones looks poised to hit .215 with everyday ABs, but could steal some bases and hit for a little power (think 12/15-type player).  Obviously more of an AL-Only play.

Carlos Carrasco – Returned without incident.  I just had an orgasmic sigh of relief.

Lonnie Chisenhall – Will start year on DL.  The Indians did go out and get Encarnacion (which was likely an overpay), but they should be ashamed of themselves for the lack of offense they have.  Their pitching can get them back to the playoffs, but in their starting lineup is:  Giovanny Urshela, Abraham Almonte, Yan Gomes and Tyler Naquin.  They better hope Bradley Zimmer comes in June with a lead pipe and is ready to murder Mrs. Peacock, otherwise they don’t have a clue.

Jung Ho Kang – May not be able to play this season because he flew too close to Mr. Tippler and his Merry Band of Alcoholics and had his work visa revoked.  I’m sure no matter the country, he will retain his POS eligibility.  He was removed from the top 20 3rd basemen and top 500.

Chad Kuhl – Officially won a rotation spot.  Kuhl, man.

Tyler GlasnowPirates are leaning towards him for the 5th rotation spot.  That gives me a Glasnow smile, like I’m in Peaky Blinders.  I have him ranked and projected in the top 100 starters.  Nothing would change if he gets the rotation job, except now I’d expect him to get shut down in August vs. not being around in April.

Jose Berrios – Won’t make the Twins’ rotation.  Berrios should change his name to, “Tyra GIF.”  We were all rooting for you, man.

Kyle Freeland – Leading candidate for 5th spot in Rockies’ rotation or as it’s known on other teams, “You should be in Double-A.”

Scott Kazmir – Will start the year on the DL.  In other news, taco diarrhea burns.

Hyun-Jin Ryu– Will start the year in the rotation.  Dave Roberts said so, then stole second.  I’m not moving Ryu in my rankings in the top 100 starters.  Sure, he could be a lot better than I have him projected for, or he could get injured within three days of Opening Day.  He’s been on the shelf longer than Tatum O’Neal’s Golden Globe for Paper Moon.

Brandon McCarthy – Won the final Dodgers’ rotation spot over Alex Wood.  Commie bastards in Hollyweird keeping McCarthyism alive and well!  I haven’t touched my starter rankings on any of these guys, because McCarthy averages 17 innings a year, so he won’t last long.  Urias will likely ‘see’ most of the time in the 5th rotation spot this year.

Jhonny Peralta – Will be the starting 3rd baseman, and Jedd Gyorko will play all around the field.  Just call him a circle Gyorko.  This didn’t change anything in my rankings or projections, because this is pretty much how Gyorko played last year and he still hit 30 homers.  Plus, the Superfluous H can’t stay healthy.

Carlos Rodon – MRI came back clean on his tight biceps, no structural issues found.  Sounds like he’s built like a….brick!  House!  He’s mighty mighty!  I haven’t moved Rodon in the rankings, because it sounds like he’ll only miss one start.

Steven Matz – Dealing with elbow irritation.  Is he trying to grow arm hair?  Sorry, I thought I said elbow irrigation.  My b.  Matz is looking at altering his mechanics to avoid elbow pain.  Why didn’t anyone else think of that over the last five years?  Of course, altering mechanics!  Can he throw with his feet?  That would solve everything!  I have Seth Lugo in one deep NL-Only league, and I’d look at Zack Wheeler.  The Matz dream appears to be dying on the vine like, uh, Vine.

Juan Lagares – Out with a strained oblique.  His colander runneth over!

Jon Niese – Cut by Yankees, then re-signed to a minor league contract.  There has been a long shadow over his entire career, but enough about his nose!

Aaron Judge – Appears to be losing the battle of Aarons to Hicks for the right field job, which is ludicrous.  I mean, I like Aaron Hicks, but at what point do the Yankees actually start playing for the future and stop trying to win 84 games and just miss the playoffs.  This is beyond frustrating, especially when you consider Judge is hitting .345 in the spring with only 13 Ks in 58 ABs.

Jordan Montgomery – Vying for the Yankees’ 5th rotation spot.  My quick and dirty take on him is he’s a junkball pitcher who throws like he’s a 37-year-old who has made adjustments from his fireball youth days.  He has decent Ks in the minors (and spring), but junk plays in the minors better than it plays in the majors.  He could be a 4.50 ERA pitcher in the majors with a 6+ K/9 and I wouldn’t be surprised.  Impressed, I am not.  Talk like Yoda, I am doing.

Michael Bourn – Released by the Orioles.  For Bourn, I spy a has-been.

Devon Travis – Optimistic to be ready for Opening Day.  I’m optimistic he can play 150 games this year.  I think my glass is more full than his glass.

Erick Aybar – Will be starting shortstop in San Diego.  Not surprising from an organization that called Jered Weaver their big, offseason free agent signing.  At least Aybar can reach first on one hop unlike Weaver.

Carter Capps – Will start the year on the DL.  I got the feels he’s not going to be right all year, but we’ll see.  I’ve obviously Capps’d my enthusiasm very low.

Jorge Soler – Out with a strained oblique, and will likely miss a week or two of the regular season.  I’m starting to think Jorge Soler is Spanish for “Where the sun don’t shine.”

Raul Mondesi – Won the starting 2B job in Kansas, officially beating out Whit Merrifield.  Whit said, “2B or not 2B, that is the question between me and Mondesi,” then the rest of the team tried not to make eye contact.  Mondesi is ranked on the top 20 2nd basemen.

Peter O’Brien – Optioned to Triple-A Omaha.  Maybe he can be an extra in the next Alexander Payne movie.

Lorenzo Cain – Scratched with a sore oblique.  At least Cain…Sugar! isn’t hiding from his true day-to-day nature.

Alex Cobb – Dealing with a sore lower back.  Sometimes I get a sore upper back from carrying around my wings because I am an angel on earth.

Derek Norris – Signed with the Rays, which essentially moves his value back to where it was when he first signed with the Nats, only without the good lineup around him.  This will also put Norris in mortal danger, because he’s now replacing Psycho Killer, Curt Casali.  Norris has been updated in the top 20 catchers.

Peter Bourjos – Traded to the Rays for a player to be named later.  That player is likely ‘you seriously won’t care.’  When Peter left the White Sox, the players Bourjos’d some out for the player who is no longer there.  On the Rays, Bourjos will be a platoon player and is not interesting for fantasy.

Jacob May – But the new White Sox center fielder is interesting!  That was confusing if you didn’t read Bourjos’ blurb.  In the minors last year, May stole 19 bags in only 83 games.  Jarrod Dyson just changed his name to Jacob May, didn’t he?  Doode, you’re so busted!  Go back to the Mariners before I tell on you!  I’m a snitch, yo!  May is a decent endgame flyer for SAGNOF, but he only hit .266 in Triple-A, doesn’t walk and wouldn’t be surprised if he is overmatched in the majors and platoons with Leury Garcia.

A.J. Pierzynski – Retired from baseball.  We are now left with only one A.J. Pollock in the majors.

Robbie Grossman – Paul Molitor said Grossman should be ready for Opening Day.  He then added, “Holy f*ck this team is bad if I’m excited about Robbie Grossman.”

Byung Ho Park – Blistering the baseball this spring.  Him, Jabari Blash and Jesus Aguilar are a fire emoji that is humping an eggplant emoji.  With that said, spring training stats mean about as much as postseason stats, and what a guy did in June of last year and what a player does home or away in a new park after they’re traded.  It means nothing.  Last year, Maikel Franco led the spring with 9 homers.  He was fine last year, but did you get a sense he was all-world after that spring?  Michael Taylor hit .453 last spring; Chad Pennington hit .404; Brandon Belt had five homers and a .780 SLG.  It’s meaningless.  If you want to take a last round flyer on a guy hitting in the spring, it’s fine by me, but he’ll likely be the first guy off your team in April.

Scooter Gennett – Claimed off waivers by Reds.  Scooter will play all around the field, bringing along his own transportation.

Devin Mesoraco – Out for Opening Day.  I can’t believe I drafted this schmohawk in Tout Wars.  He should make teams beautiful by comparison, but it just never works out that way.

Desmond Jennings – Re-assigned to minor league camp.  Desmond is a constant all right, a constant disappointment.  Snap!

Raisel Iglesias – Church threw a side session and felt fine.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he won’t feel fine by mid-April.  I own Drew Storen in a few leagues, for what it’s Werth.

Amir Garrett – Him and Rookie Davis won two rotation spots on the Reds’ staff.  Muslim Mrs. Garrett and Placeholder Rookie aren’t interesting outside of deep, NL-Only leagues.  Muslim Mrs. Garrett at least could get some Ks while providing life experience to a group of kids at an all-girls’ boarding school.

Bronson Arroyo – Won the final Reds’ rotation spot.  He did it with a fastball that scouts describe as “Ultimate Frisbee-esque.”

David Price – Am I the only one sick of David Price updates?  Now, the Red Sox say he’ll be back in May.  As I’ve said previously, they are going to say he’ll be back, then he’s going to try to come back, then they’re gonna say he’s not ready, then they’re going to say, “Hey, is everyone meeting at O’Brien’s tonight?”  Then they’re gonna say, “Oh, you want a Price update?  Yeah, he’ll be back in June.”  Then in June they’re going to shut him down for the season.  The crystal ball is pretty specific, what do you want?

Tyler Thornburg – Out with a shoulder impingement.  If Kimbrel goes down now, oofa.  Or as I my autocorrect wanted to right, Timber….sofa!  Which is how I fall onto the couch every night.  I’ve removed Thornburg from my top 500.  I didn’t add in Joe Kelly, but I guess he’s the handcuff now.  *cut to three months later*  And the Red Sox have just traded for Neftali Feliz!

Steven Wright – Threw yesterday with an elastic knee brace.  Said it didn’t affect his pitching, but his soccer game is a mess.

Drew PomeranzRed Sox would like to see him stretched to 90 pitches before committing him to rotation.  Man, Pomeranz needs to pitch on a poor team in a good park in the NL so bad.  Well, guess that should say, “Dawg, Pomeranz…”

Collin McHugh – Won’t be ready to start the year, due to a dead arm.  This sorta thing usually takes care of itself after a week or two, so I’m not too concerned.  I’m also not drafting him, so there’s that.

Colby Rasmus – Will start year on DL with–Oh my God, have you seen his beard? He confused Spring Training with Rumspringa.

 

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mike
mike
5 years ago

Hey Grey I just had my draft last nite and want your opinion. Its a 13 team league with ave and opb. Its has kbb for pitching as well. NO holds involved. Its an auction rotisserie season long points league. Im dropping valencia and can add one player since smyly is on the D.L. So what do you think about my team as a contender and which two should I add Ordrizzi, Strahm,Estrada, Norris , Matt bush, finnagin, Iwakuma, karns,De leon, or just name a pitcher for me that would maybe be available. Pretty much anyone ranked lower then odirizzi is available. Chad green.. Its alot to ask but please give me a rank on my team and two players I should add. Remember I can add one freely but I have to drop valencia to pick up the 2nd. Thanks Razzball for your insight every year.
C: Kyle Schwarber
1b: Joey Votto
2b: Rougned Odor
3b: Evan Longoria
Ss: Corey Seager
Of: Wil Myers
Of: Jackie Bradly Jr
Of: Adam Duval
FLEX: Delino Deshields
Bench: Ryan Healey, Max Kepler, Carlos Beltran, Jayson Heyward, Leonys Martin, Valencia

Sp: Noah Syndaguard
Sp: Jake Arrieta
Rp: Edwin Diaz
Rp: David Robertson
p: John Lackey
P: Dylan Bundy
P: Joe kelly
DL. Drew Smyly

Lucky Dog
5 years ago

Just drafted my 1 money league….I missed Machado by 1 pick in the 1st, with Arenado as a nice consolation prize…. Anyway, here’s what $50 in the kitty and 3 hours buys you these days in a mixed yahoo league with the bunch of cutthroat dirtbags that I call friends:

10 team league, 6X6 (+OBP/QS) weekly H2H

C – Russell Martin
1B – EE
2B – Neil Walker
SS – Carlos Correa
3B – Arenado
MI – Tim Anderson
CI – Jose Abreu
OF – Marte
OF – Yelich
OF – A.Jones
OF – Pederson
Util – Frazier
BN – Sano, Enciarte

SP: Quintana, A.Sanchez, Salazar, McCulters, Nola, Velasquez, Rodon, Nova, Snell, Skaggs, Foltynewicz

RP: Bedrosian, Jim Johnson, Iglesias, Feliz, Vizcaino

I pushed my luck a little going 8 full rounds without a SP, especially from the 8 spot where it was a loooooong wait for my #1, but I thought Frazier in the 8th for Util was too hard to pass up. Kind of like the 3rd beer I had that likely contributed to that decision.

It should have worked if not for that meddling kid (he’s 45) who reached past 5 good SPs to grab Danny Duffy, 1 pick before me, making Quintana my SP1 (last 3 picks before me were Maeda, Cole, Duffy, and I was shooting for Duffy/Quintana at the 9-10 turn.

My 2B, MI and C were 3 of my last 4 picks and I don’t feel too bad about any of them. Vizcaino because I feel like Jim Johnson needs handcuffing…

I humbly await your venom and disdain. lol

Nitro
Nitro
5 years ago

Would you trade Kepler for Piscotty?

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago

how’s this NL only look? OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, and holds added. and total bases. drafted out of 6th slot, and got the same harper/freeman i’m getting this year in many OPS/OBP leagues.

C d’arnaud (17, catchers were going too fast to wait longer, some might get backups)
1B freeman (2)
2B walker (11, this guy is ridiculously boring and solid in OPS leagues, and is drafted after some worse MI types)
SS peraza (5)
3B turner (6, could’ve gone franco here, but OBP)
MI c.hernandez (18, last starter left at MI with any value, better than mercer)
CI thames (13, i’ll have to wait 5 games for him to get 1B, rivera till then, could go cactus jesus too)
OF (4) – harper (1)
– braun (3)
– puig (8)
– inciarte (12)
util saunders (21)
BN tj rivera (24, has both of 2B/3B so he’s i guess better backup than cactus jesus)
NA brinson (23, could’ve gone meadows here, ralph has brinson higher for this year)
SP (8, will stream the last)
– stressbird (4)
– lackey (7)
– ray (10, really trusting that rater on him, over V2, j.ross, walker, moore)
– gio g (14)
– lynn (20, good god this guy is cheap for NL only QS)
– conley (25, edison out there still)
RP (4) – ramos (9, good holds guys went quick too)
– neris (15)
– knebel (19)
– capps (22, benoit/salas/romo till he’s back)

only got the one shaky closer but all 3 of the others could or even should be closing now (neris) or soonish (knebel, esp if he’s healthy, capps)

2. hold the 5th waiver slot or grab one of murphy/cactus jesus (to see if he steals thames spot right away) or hold it, all AL players traded to NL we use waivers so 5th isn’t bad.

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

Grey whats up bro? Nice article….In a mixed 6×6 QS as 6th who would you rather….Betances or Barraclough? is the upside for saves worth waiting out the stupidity of MIA? Pick 3 BEAR CLAW Betances, Dyson Hudson 6×6..

Is thornburg droppable in a 10 team Al only? I cant believe I had called brachs name and said his SMH

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Which side? Maeda+Thames/Jarrod Dyson/Puig/Heyward/Peralta/Soler OR Pence+Desmond

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

12 team league 6×6 with OPS and hold the extra categories.

C Sal Perez
1b C Santana
2b Travis
SS Story
3b Machado
CI Bregman
MI Peraza
OF Harper
OF Bryant
OF Polonco
OF Benintendi
OF Buxton
Util Broxton
B Moncada
B Dahl
B Kepler

I have room to add a player do I add Deshields or a holds guy which I can play? What is Deshields upside is he a better play to possibly trade?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

I’m sure this is probably the thousandth Treinen question you’re going to get…

10 team h2h OBP limited moves

SP Strasburg, Carrasco, Maeda, McCullers, Paxton, Nola, Walker, Cotton, Wacha

RP Dyson, Holland, Bedrosian

Drop anyone for Treinen?

Fat Mack
Fat Mack
5 years ago

Senor Grey,

Would love your thoughts on my team. 16 team, H2H , 6×6 with OPS and Walks Allowed as the extra categories. Bregman/Seager/Harper were all keepers.

C Travis d’Arnaud $1
1B Miguel Cabrera $69
2B Rougned Odor $42
3B Alex Bregman $1
SS Corey Seager $1
OF Bryce Harper $48
OF Nomar Mazara $9
OF Max Kepler $2
UTIL Tim Anderson $11
BE Leonys Martin $1
BE Devon Travis $1

P John Lackey $5
P Robbie Ray $6
SP Yu Darvish $34
SP Lance McCullers $12
RP Brandon Kintzler $6
RP Sam Dyson $8
BE Hector Neris $1
BE Jason Hammel $1
BE Daniel Hudson $1

Thanks!

Fat Mack
Fat Mack
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, I spent a bit on hitting early and didn’t have enough to build to the pitching staff as I’d want. Hoping Hudson or Neris take the closer gig or at least help the ratios. Looking forward to your updates this year, and thanks for taking the time to respond to all these comments!

Eddie Bear alias Champsok1
Eddie Bear alias Champsok1
5 years ago

Hey Grey, where is the “Buy Grey a Daiquiri” link???

Is it gone?
Are you on the wagon? What gives? I was trying to show a little love…or do I need to just buy the book to do that?
Couldn’t find it on the page

Eddie Bear alias Champsok1
Eddie Bear alias Champsok1
5 years ago

Happy New Season Grey,
I have missed your columns and literary genius this past winter & excited for the season to get back into the full swing. honestly, part of what I miss most is the camaraderie and fellas I have been in the same league with for our 15th year now and Razzball & your columns. I don;t have anyone in my regular life that I look as forward to reading/hearing their witty repartee. I know , I need new friends, what can I say) Well enjoy your first daiquiri on me ( sending as I complete this) and would;t mind a quick critique and answer to a question I am almost afraid to ask….
So here is the team-
Yahoo- R,Hr, Rbi’s, SB, Avg. & TB’s Pitching cats- W, L, Saves, BB, K’s & ERA
2 keeper league & was able to keep Trout in 2nd & Villar in 10th

C- Gattis
1B- Hanley
2B- Kindler
3B-Longoria
SS- Villar
Lf- Cespedes
CF- Trout
Rf- Mookie B ( love saying his name)
Utili-/Bench
Ryan Healy ( Dude looks like a ladyXXX oops hitter)
Domingo Santana
Mike Napol
Keon Broxton

SP- Hamels
Salazar
Happ
Tanner Roark
Nova
RP’s-
Diaz
Madsen
J Gomez
Andrew Miller

So, please do not black my IP addy- DeShizz is still on our waiver. DO you see dropping anyone of these guys to pick him up? I loved the guy but the love has wained like love affairs do, haha and not sure I see anyone I want to trade out for him, but what do you think?

Also, the following guys are on my wire, do you see dropping anyone for any of these guys or stand pat my friend?

Wire guys-
A. Judge
Ryu
Wacha
Severino
Iwakama
Conforto
Casilla
As always and thanks….a drink is on it’s way!

Eddie Bear alias Champsok1
Eddie Bear alias Champsok1
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:@Grey: Felt great about my hitting but it was amazing how early quality pitching went off the board, or at least all my targets and closers went so early this year it was crazy…in a perfect world I would not have drafted either Madsen or Gomezbut.

I thought you mite suggest Domingo…the funny part about that when I had my f1st/who am I lying too, my 2nd love affair with Deshizz I ended up dropping him and picking up Domingo who filled in nicely last year…

So my worry would be dropping the big guy for the “shiny object” Delino and home breaking my heart like so many girls form the past…oh wait, maybe I broke their hearts but either way…

Thanks I appreciate the advice as always

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

How long to wait before we cut Glover in a non holds league?

John
John
5 years ago

General value…Thoughts on me sending Gausman and Peralta for Ramirez and Giles.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
5 years ago

BTW, I was Kato the room mate brother’s college room mate. Awkward punctuation…..

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
5 years ago

Gman – cant wait for the season to start so all these check my rosters for me may actually ask some baseball questions, or narrow their search for DFS gold. I know this bizz is making you the Buffet of fantasyland, but really it must tiring to review all these rosters.

Meh. uh was right yesterday.

Cohen
Cohen
5 years ago

Grey, 12 team roto,draft strat question,without knowing rest of team what do u think of this outfield? Springer
JbJ
Kepler
Buxton
Deshields
Dahl(DL)
Please let me know good mix or not,need more power or speed or just fine

TLC
TLC
5 years ago

I just got offer Dahl for McCullers in an 8 Keeper 20 team H2H league; thoughts?

TLC
TLC
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Frank White
Frank White
5 years ago

Hey Grey.. Can you send me a link of your top players where you give notes on all of them please

dhouse42
dhouse42
5 years ago

Took over a team from an awol manager in 12 team, 7×7 roto (5×5 + 2b, 3b, QS, GIDP. lol.). My hitting is bonkers, I think – but the pitching is so bad I dont know if I can recover from that.

thoughts? i think i need speed, thinking of picking up deshields or dyson. also thinking of shopping bogaerts, and either davis or edwin. what kind of SP should i try to get for those guys?

c – gattis
1b – edwin
2b – trea
ss – correa
3b – moose
if – bogaerts
of – cruz
of – carlos gonzalez
of – khris davis
util – chris davis
util – locain
bench – napoli and elsbury

pitchers:

price
rodon
matz (lol so many injured pitchers)
quintana
nola
samardzija
odorizzi
bundy
finnegan
e-rod

rp
madson
nate jones
treinen

na spot: giolito

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

Grey,

Is Kelley worth rostering at this point? I’m considering kicking him to the curb for someone from this bunch:

Barraclough, Hand, Storen, Will Harris, Butcher, Devenski, Lorenzen, Doolittle

Go Bear Claw or Hand and get those sweet sweet Ks?

Thanks, homie!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

@OldMilwaukeePounders: Sorry, Grey. I didn’t realize that Judge wasn’t owned in this league. Dumped Kelley for the allure of dinger upside I need from Judge.

Closers can suck it.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey. Bear Claw is at the top of my watchlist for when Dahl goes to the DL.

daze
daze
5 years ago

Grey
I have draft remorse
I Sh*t the bed on my pitching.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

C J.T. Realmuto 
1B Tommy Joseph 
2B Trea Turner 
3B Ryon Healy 
SS Francisco Lindor 
MI Logan Forsythe 
CI Alex Bregman 
OF Kris Bryant 
OF Byron Buxton 
OF Stephen Piscotty 
OF Hunter Renfroe 
U Jose Bautista 
U Charlie Blackmon 
U Giancarlo Stanton 
3B Todd Frazier
OF Alex Gordon 
SP Carlos Carrasco
SP Sean Manaea 
SP Danny Salazar 
SP Jameson Taillon 
SP Adam Wainwright
RP Edwin Diaz 
RP Brandon Maurer 
RP Seung-Hwan Oh 
RP Addison Reed 
SP Lance Lynn 

daze
daze
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
12 teams 5 X 5
runs,rbi’s, hr’s, avg sb’s
era,whip,saves, K’s and net wins

daze
daze
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks Grey
Would you drop Wainright for any of the following
Liriano, Ryu, Foltynewicz, Zack Davies or Musgrove
and Drop Reed for Treinen if I could get him

dizzystpizzy
dizzystpizzy
5 years ago

Hey Grey,
Wondering if you would drop any of the following for Glasnow:

Ray
Snell
Montgomery
Pineda

Thanks!

dizzystpizzy
dizzystpizzy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks hombre. Hope your sunburn has become beautiful and bronze by now.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
5 years ago

I chose to keep a $41 Arenado over a $3 Bregman for my final keeper in my 10 team H2H league.
Bregman auctioned for $28 last night.
This is the only time anybody has ever been mad about owning Arenado. FMFBBL.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks, champ. Here’s how my team shook out with draft values (10 team, 5×5 with OPS/QS). I decided to sit out the bidding wars, some things got out of control. I think I got a lot of good value picks but not sure if I should have been a bit more aggressive for a top OF. I ended up pretty SP-heavy so I already made a move today by trading Cole/Oh/Kepler for Desmond/Melancon/Semien:

C: Martin $1
1B: Goldy $28 (Keeper)
2B: Kinsler $22
3B: Arenado $41 (K)
SS: Correa $4 (K)
MI: Schoop $6
CI: Rizzo $7 (K)
OF: Bradley $18
OF: Duvall $14
OF: Benintendi $17
OF: Desmond $11 (acquired via trade for Cole $16)
OF: Peraza $4
Util: Semien $2 (acquired via trade for Kepler $1)
BN: Pence $2

SP: Scherzer $12 (K)
SP: Duffy $18
SP: Salazar $16
P: Maeda $11
P: Nola $3
P: A.J. Ramos $3
P: Cam Bedrosian$2
RP: Melancon $14 (acquired trade for Oh $8)
BN: Neftali Feliz $2
BN: Greg Holland $2
BN: Rodon $2
BN: T. Walker $1

I like my squad I think, but everybody’s team looks good in a shallow league…

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

I’ve heard of dead arm, elbow fatigue, and all sorts of something-arm-itis.

But Mr. Servais, WTF is “Soggy Arm”

Poor Smyly has a Wet Noodle.

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

Next decision

Arenado, story, odor

Rizzo, Correa, odor

The Hungarian Hippo
The Hungarian Hippo
5 years ago

Hey Grey. Loved the write up as per usual. Don’t know why but the “taco diarrhea burns” part had me laughing haha. Just had my draft last night and wanted your sick and twisted thoughts on it.

10-team H2H league. Stats are R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG, IP, ERA, WHIP, QS, K/9, Saves + Holds

C: Perez
1B: Goldy
2B: Segura
SS: Lindor
3B: Bregman
OF: Blackmon, Stanton, Buxton
Util: Carlos Santana, Duvall
BN: Schoop
NA: Brinson

SP: Lester, Carrasco, Hill, Nola, Paxton, Gray, Shoemaker, Nova, Bundy
RP: Jansen, Melancon, Siegrist, Nate Jones

Thanks in advance!

The Hungarian Hippo
The Hungarian Hippo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yea. We just changed from Saves to Saves + Holds and K to K/9 so was going after higher K/9 Holds guys to fill the roster. That’s where my head was at on those guys.

Thanks again for the feedback

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

10 team weekly h2h 5×5 league (count holds)

C-Martin
1-Freeman
2-Odor
3-Arenado
SS- Segura
OF-Trea Turner, Duvall, Kepler
Util-Pujols, Schoop
Bench-Fowler, Mazara, Buxton

NA- Moncada

SP-Verlander, Carrasco, Maeda, Duffy, Lackey, T Walker, Jon Gray
RP-Britton and Melancon

Thoughts on team and I have 1 spot open who’s my add from the bunch below?

FAs-Treinen, Glover, S. Wright, Wheeler, Wacha, A Judge, DeShizz?

dig the write up man, thanks grey!
ryan

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks man!

Doc
Doc
5 years ago

12 team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS, K/9)

Decent starting point? I’ll need to shore up the starting pitching.

C: R Martin
1b: AuShizz
2b: Odor
3b: Red Turner
SS: Seager
MI: Russell
OF/Util: A Jones, Calhoun, ODB, K Davis, Jose Bautista, Deshizznit, Neon Keon, Moncada

SP: VV, Shoemaker, J. Gray, Snell, Davies, Foltywirewicz,
RP: Melancon, Ramos, Watson, Bedrosian

Wheezy
Wheezy
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Can I get a team eval?

Quick note on the league: 10 teams, could keep 5 players in the previous round they were drafted.

Big pitching change this year… 7 start minimum, 12 start maximum each week.

6X7 Categories – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and QS, W, L, K, SV, ERA, WHIP

C – Mike Zunino (31)
C – Tom Murphy (32)
1B – Wil Myers (4)
2B – Jose Altuve K (1)
3B – Nolan Arenado K (2)
SS – Carlos Correa K (12)
MI – Roughned Odor (3)
CI – Carlos Santana (9)
IF – Addison Russell (7)
LF – Adam Duvall (13)
CF – Byron Buxton (8)
RF – Gregory Polanco (5)
OF – Nomar Mazara K (26)
OF – Randall Grichuk (21)
OF – Leonys Martin (23)
UTIL – Marcus Semien (22)
UTIL – Domingo Santana (24)
BN – Jorge Soler (27)
BN – Jason Heyward (28)
BN – Cody Bellinger (29)
BN – Jorge Polanco (30)

SP – Yu Darvish K (16)
SP – Carlos Carrasco (6)
SP – Lance McCullers (10)
SP – James Paxton (15)
SP – Aaron Nola (20)
RP – Kenley Jansen (11)
RP – Edwin Diaz (14)
RP – Ken Giles (17)
P – Andrew Miller (18)
P – Dellin Betances (19)
BN – Michael Pineda (25)

Wheezy
Wheezy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah I went heavy on pitching in the middle rounds, so i was left at the end of the draft looking for outfield flyers since my infield was pretty much set. Hoping Bellinger comes up at some point and leads to a late round keeper for next year. Owned Heyward last two years, hoping he can redeem himself!

Thanks for the eval. Keep up the great work!

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

I’m looking to deal an OF for a SP. Which OF matches up with any of these SP? Kepler (73), Pence (113), Jose Ramirez (142), Desmond (168) … Maeda (70), Quintana (80), Stroman (128), Joe Ross (180)…

J-FOH
J-FOH
5 years ago

In a non baseball or short jewish guy jokes way I thought of you today. I’ve been helping a client of mine get insurance for his TV pilot. Damn, there are so many ways you can get sued over what you attempt to put out for TV. Have you ever had any legal action come after you in your industry career? I also didn’t realize how may pilots are shot just to sell to someone else so they can recast it, fix it and do what ever they do to it. That’s cray

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: we can handle that in a not legal way with some of my friends who make me look regular sized

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Are you Malibu’s Most Wanted?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I wanted to go there and was hoping someone did and then comes along the shoemeister!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Phew! I was worried. What a douche. Get Jack’s peeps.

Viv Savage
Viv Savage
5 years ago

Correction to Thornburg blurb – *cut to three months later* And the Red Sox have just traded Jason Groome for Neftali Feliz!

Simply Fred
simply fred
5 years ago

Deshields delighters, just a heads up.
TEX opens vs. CLE who ranked 30th last year in SB given up.
In the first month, TEX faces only ONE team (LAA, 8th) that ranks above 17 in giving up SBs. (KC ranks 28).
May opens (vs./rank):
HOU/25
SEA/17
SD/7
OAK/20
PHI/23
DET/21
BOS/27

That’s a lot of swimming up stream…?
thoughts?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  simply fred
5 years ago

@simply fred:
Run Delino Jr., RUN

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  simply fred
5 years ago

@simply fred: but the Angels have anew catcher (maldonaldo) who according to the beat writers and coaches has a cannon for an arm. Of course we should look at his percentage thrown out last year

Simply Fred
simply fred
Reply to  J-FOH
5 years ago

@J-FOH: Maldonado threw out a very high 40% last year which makes it even tougher for Deshields.
Just think it makes sense to temper expectations.
Cust Kayin’

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  simply fred
5 years ago

@simply fred: last year when I did the SAGNOF report for the first month or so I found a lot of good data but also learned a few things about catchers. Lucroy is hard as hell to figure out. He went a month of throwing out no one then threw everyone out. Makes you wonder if it was a minor injury, mis communication with pitchers, or him trying to get traded.

Simply Fred
simply fred
Reply to  J-FOH
5 years ago

@J-FOH: sorry, i am no catcher tout. was just assessing deshields challenges. I do appreciate your input, i.e. the additional challenge of maldonado!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

I notice Odor didnt make the “Unpickables” list in the new weekly contest…..Looks like it stopped right before around where he would get picked.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
New contest started by Malamoney..

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

@Grey: I just read em, You guys write em. Grey’s term according to Malamoney.

JohnnyBeGood
JohnnyBeGood
5 years ago

Eickoff, Rodon, Bundy, T Walker – rank them please? thanks!!

Big league choo
Big league choo
5 years ago

12 team league

You mentioned 30$ as the goal per category in your tout wars or nfbc draft, what would be the goal in a 12 team?

Added up my team totals
R. 34.2$
Hr. 55.0$
RBI. 43.9$
Avg w/OBP. 24.4$
Sb. 44.4$
Tb. 39.1$

Fungazi
Fungazi
5 years ago

What you think of this rotation for a H2h 12 teamer 5×5 + L & QS, 3 adds per week limit:

Cole, Tanaka, McCullers, Lackey, Paxton, VV, Glasnow? Was trying to mix safe & upside, but now I’m thinking the whole thing could go south quick.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Fungazi
5 years ago

@Fungazi: eh the categories seems confusing the way I wrote it, I meant 7 x 7 include L & QS on pitching side

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. drop any of the following bench bats for treinen or hold – deshizz, margot or dyson? current closers are melancon, bedrosian and gomez.

thanks!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  herschel
5 years ago

@herschel: Margot for me

JohnnyBeGood
JohnnyBeGood
5 years ago

hey Grey!

Carlos Gomez or E Thames for Utl spot?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  JohnnyBeGood
5 years ago

@JohnnyBeGood:
Cargomez

JohnnyBeGood
JohnnyBeGood
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: thanks MP

CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!!
CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!!
5 years ago

So in a 12 team mixed h2h al/nl points league minus 1 for a K . The pitchers are favored slightly over the hitters……I have the 1st pick should I take Kershaw? the last 2 years 9 and 10 pitchers were taken total in the 1st 2 rounds. Hers how the 1st 2 rounds went last year to give you a idea.

Clayton Kershaw Paul Goldschmidt Mike Trout Bryce Harper Jake Arrieta Zack Greinke Josh Donaldson Max Scherzer Chris Sale Anthony Rizzo Edwin Encarnacion Carlos Correa Giancarlo Stanton Madison Bumgarner Jose Bautista Jose Altuve Felix Hernandez Andrew McCutchen Buster Posey Dallas Keuchel Manny Machado David Price Nolan Arenado Miguel Cabrera and kris bryant 1st pick round 3……. Last year I had the 1st pick as well and my 1st 3 picks were Kershaw, Miggy and Kris Bryant

Based on how last year went who would you draft 1st pick in rd 1 and 24th and 25th for example ( would you just take best available here or shoot for a position in this snake draft ) . Being from Chicago and in a Chicago league obviously The Cubs and Sox get drafted a lil higher than most leagues probably….. Thanks for your help !! Good luck this year.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!!
5 years ago

@CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!!:
I want Trout with the first overall pick.

CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!!
CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!!
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: I’m looking for grey’s input

joe is a popular name
joe is a popular name
5 years ago

some dude in my league just dropped betances for treinen. should i burn my #2 waiver in him, 12 person standard roto league
my pitching:
SP: cole, maeda, salazar, shoemaker, jon gray
RP: melancon, Bedrosian, feliz, reed.
would be dropping reed since the familia suspension is so short

The Alchemist
The Alchemist
5 years ago

Treinen = donkeycorn?

Hugman
Hugman
5 years ago

As if I needed another reason to hate Dusty Baker. He just super fucked me on saves. I had Kelley and Glover. Was waiting to see how that shook out before picking up Gomez. Both Gomez and Treinen got picked up by my central and eastern time zone competitors. Scrounging for SAGNOFF is not a sexy game.

Hugman
Hugman
5 years ago

As if I needed another reason to hate Dusty Baker. He just super fucked me on saves. I had Kelley and Glover. Was waiting to see how that shook put before picking up Gomez. Both Gomez and Treinen got picked up by my central and eastern time zone competitors. Scrounging for SAGNOFF is not a sexy game.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
5 years ago

Ah, back from hibernation! And boy, this cave looks like a bear shat in it all winter.

Apropos of nothing: since you’re a Jersey boy, did you/do you ever listen to WFMU? I heard some crazy hip-hop/house/??? on Nickel & Dime Radio (some KRS-One and DJ N***a Fox I’d never heard) last night and thought of you–might be your kinda thing. They archive all their programs at wfmu.org.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I popped out of the ground on Twitter and thought I saw my shadow, but turns out it was just JB standing over me.

WFMU is a freeform station in Jersey City that archives everything online and is controlled by obsessive DJs, so it’s a good place to hear an hour of Irish hip-hop or Laotian pop or Prince’s bathroom recordings. Not that any of us need any more media.

2017 is the year of Grey! Same as last year and years before.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

One last ask of opinion please…did my first RCL draft last night. I haven’t done RCL before and am a H2H only guy so it was kind of weird for me strategy-wise but I did my best. Kind of a not-exactly-sexy team but went with function over flare. Any thoughts or advice (besides my obviously shitty average and need to trade for a starter or pick up a long relief Montgomery-type)?

Thanks!

C Russel Martin
1B Edwin Encarnacion
2B Jean Segura
3B Todd Frazier
SS Marcus Semien
2B/SS Orlando Arcia
1B/3B Jake Lamb
OF Mookie Betts
OF Gregory Polanco
OF Jackie Bradley
OF Andrew Benintendi
OF Dexter Fowler
UTIL Kendrys Morales
B Jay Bruce
B Jacoby Ellsbury
B CJ Cron

P Noah Syndergaard
P Andrew Miller
P Dellin Betances
P Ken Giles
P Aaron Sanchez
P K-Rod
P Kyle Barraclough
P Carter Capps
P Will Harris

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man! Pomeranz and Hammel are out there, maybe drop Cron for one?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Word. SP is slim pickins.

Dean Kongslie
Dean Kongslie
5 years ago

Hey Grey!

In my 12 team 6×5 H2H league with standard stats + OBP I have the 12th pick. It sounds like Rizzo is going to fall to me (Yay!) but I have no idea who to grab on the rebound. This is a keeper league so the available players are Blackmon, Freeman, Marte.

I don’t know who to grab because I’m a little afraid of Blackmon and Marte. Would be be insane to go 1B back to back and slot in my UTL?

My Keepers:
Dahl
Peraza
Bregman

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Dean Kongslie
5 years ago

@Dean Kongslie:
I’d take Blackmon..

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
Reply to  Dean Kongslie
5 years ago

@Dean Kongslie: afraid of Blackmon… sounds like a personal problem smh

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
5 years ago

In other news, taco diarrhea burns. what a keeper that one is.

Moya was a sneak pick in NFBC round 33. Hope he lands somewhere useful.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

WTF –he’s batting 3rd today at DH for the Tigers?

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
5 years ago

Happy Thursday Grey!

New year… Same ol Dusty :(

Finished my draft last night. 12 team Yahoo H2H 6X6 (OBP/ QS)

1) How did I do?

2) Drop any of my starters for Wheeler?

C- Contreras
1B- Freeman
2B- Odor
3B- Longo
SS- Story
OF- Betts/ Duvall / Kepler
Util- Kendrys / DeShields
Bench- Dahl

SP- Cueto / Maeda / Gausman / Pineda / Shoemaker / Gsellman / Cotton
RP- Davis / Watson / Familia / Bedrosian / Glover

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks as always!

Monty
Monty
5 years ago

Drop Musgrove for Gsellman in a points league with QS=5 pts

SallyCips
SallyCips
5 years ago

Oh Judge…my Yankeeness is clamoring for you. Should I go Judge over Bruce?

JMoney
JMoney
5 years ago

What’s Up Grey,

To confirm, in an OPS league you’re liking DeShizz over David Peralta? Is it confirmed that he’s hitting lead off? I’m heavy on power with only Lindor and Broxton projected for over 20 steals.

Thanks man

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
5 years ago

Tonight is going to be so hot! Periscoping this on Twitter as I will not be defeated. Best of luck to Grey my master as well as Rudy the Kingslayer. We shall meet on the battlefield

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
5 years ago

Trienen just confirmed as new closer in WAS – take him over Gomez PHI?

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Thanks Dude. I didn’t realize someone had him hand-cuffed already… so now it’s Gomez or Kintzler, who ya got?

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Grey,

With Treinen now the closer in Washington, would you recommend I add him and drop

1)Neftali Feliz (don’t know which will last longer in the closer role)

or

2)Will Harris (the league I’m in has saves and holds. Currently I have 3 closers and 2 holds guys, dropping Harris for Treinen would put me at 4 and 1.. holds have the same categorical weight as saves, but holds guys are easier to come by than closers.)

or neither and just keep what I have in place?

Thanks, Jed

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Damn, you da man. Thanks!

B.o.B
B.o.B
5 years ago

Would you drop Piscotty, Lorenzo Cain or Jose Ramirez for Treinan? My current closers are Osuna and Iglesias. Thanks!

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Who we like more Treinen or AJ Ramos?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

Grab Treinen if he’s available. Named Closer.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I read the tout wars recap on Yahoo last night. You are referred to as a “pageant of a man”. I cannot disagree.

Lucky Dog
5 years ago

Wait, stop me if you’ve heard this one before…a Delino DeShields walks into a fantasy draft. Yada yada yada, “rectum, it damn near killed him!”

Thanks very much, I’ll be here all week. Tip your bartender, try the veal.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 years ago

@Lucky Dog: How’s your thai chile pineapple hot sauce? Sounds delightful.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: It is delightful. Not to be confused with Delino – that would be a horrific tasting sauce. I still haven’t quite gotten the taste out of my mouth from last year. At first it was like “Mmmmmm, Delino….tastes like 40-50 steals and 100 runs in the last round of my draft!” but then it quickly soured and tasted like DeShiz.

heh

So….not to be Spammy McSpammerson (my stripper name, by the way), but my goal was to make something unique – most pineapple sauces are really sweet and way too pineappley for me. This one is more of a Thai chile hot sauce with notes of pineapple. Those notes are more or less intensified depending on what you pair it with. On tacos al pastor, or on Thai pad see ew, or rice dishes you get the notes of ginger, sesame and the pineapple opens up. On pizza or in pho, the pineapple is reduced to just a hint. It’s a very layered sauce, and more savory than sweet. If you check the reviews on my site you’ll see it’s received more than almost any sauce I make (and all 5-star) yet it’s only been out for 10 months, so my customers dig it too.

And since I was just forced to spam, I also created a “Razzball” coupon (no quotes) that’ll knock 10% off of your cart. Unlimited and never expires. Uh, unless I do. In which case, technically, all coupons expire.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 years ago

@Lucky Dog: Nice! It’s almost grilling season over here on the east coast so I’ll show my girl and maybe we’ll pick one or two for some chicken fajitas, those are our go-to.

Randomly, I used to live in the one town in PA where that brewery has your sauces.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Wow – that is super random! I’ll be at the NY Hot Sauce Expo in a few weeks (Apr 22-23) so if you’re in the Brooklyn area, stop in!
:)

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 years ago

@Lucky Dog: The whole point of being on a message board is to stay inside and avoid all human contact. But based on the above, now I maybe have plans for the weekend of the 22nd. Damn!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Long Bawls
5 years ago

@Long Bawls: It’s one hell of a party! Mention Razzball and I’ll immediately call for securit-er, uh, give you a discount!
:p

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 years ago

@Lucky Dog: In Pittsburgh or I would.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Have you considered moving?

I mean, all those Steeler’s fans, for one.

rofl

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 years ago

@Lucky Dog: Haha, zing!

Hurling darvishes
Hurling darvishes
5 years ago

Correa or turner long term?

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Sorry. But it’s not Glover .

jon
jon
5 years ago

Hey just completed a 12 teamer last night. only a 1 year league

categories R HR RBI SB AVG- W SV K ERA WHIP

1B-Abreu
2B-Cano
3B-Franco
SS-Correa
OF-Cespedes
OF-Bryant
OF-Piscotty
UTIL-C.Santana
UTIL-Lamb
BENCH- Broxton, Kipnis, Semien, Josh Bell

SP- Carrasco, Hamels, Meada, Salaazar, Pineda, Gray , Smyly
RP- Giles, Dyson, Glover

Anyone I should get rid of as its only a 1 year im thinking Bell could be dropped for a pitcher or more speed? Might deal Franco for an OF with speed and put Bryant at 3B or maybe drop Bell for DeShizz and keep Franco?

jon
jon
Reply to  jon
5 years ago

@jon:

OOOPS Apologize for the triple post.. been having issues all day lol

jon
jon
5 years ago

Hey just completed a 12 teamer last night. only a 1 year league

categories R HR RBI SB AVG W SVK ERA WHIP

1B-Abreu
2B-Cano
3B-Franco
SS-Correa
OF-Cespedes
OF-Bryant
OF-Piscotty
UTIL-C.Santana
UTIL-Lamb
BENCH- Broxton, Kipnis, Semien, Josh Bell

SP- Carrasco, Hamels, Meada, Salaazar, Pineda, Gray , Smyly
RP- Giles, Dyson, Glover

Anyone I should get rid of as its only a 1 year im thinking Bell could be dropped for a pitcher or more speed? Might deal Franco for an OF with speed and put Bryant at 3B or maybe drop Bell for DeShizz and keep Franco?

jon
jon
5 years ago

Hey just completed a 12 teamer last night. only a 1 year league

categories R HR RBI SB AVG W SVK ERA WHIP

1B-Abreu
2B-Cano
3B-Franco
SS-Correa
OF-Cespedes
OF-Bryant
OF-Piscotty
UTIL-C.Santana
UTIL-Lamb
BENCH- Broxton, Kipnis, Semien, Josh Bell

SP- Carrasco, Hamels, Meada, Salaazar, Pineda, Gray , Smyly
RP- Giles, Dyson, Glover

Anyone I should get rid of as its only a 1 year im thinking Bell could be dropped for a pitcher or more speed? Might deal Franco for an OF with speed and put Bryant at 3B.

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

Sort of a random question, but how many closers do you look to start in weekly lineup leagues with normal IP mins and no max? I’ve seen everywhere from 2-4 closers . . . but find myself leaning towards 2 solid closers in order to leverage as many Ks and attractive 2-start guys as possible…

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

@Grey: thanks – yeah, 12 team roto.

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

Hey Grey! I, like most of us, love DeShizz – but not sure I can fit him in the outfield of my 12 team roto keeper, which consists of:

Polanco, Broxton, Rajai, Jankowski, Peralta
DL – Dahl and JD Mart (both were injured after the keeper deadline :-| ).

I have FAAB bids in for the two best OF available on the wire . . . slim pickings of Holliday and DeShizz. I love DeShizz, but I’ve got to prioritize Holliday there, right?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I’d take Delino over Peralta…

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

@Grey: Thanks . . . DeShizz worthy of a $4 (/ 100) FAAB bid?

Luvdarooks
5 years ago

ILL MAKE IT MORE CLEAR THX
25 million to spend on 30 players -12 team mix ed 6×6
OBP and also doubles/triples is a category.
PITCHING: LOSSES COUNT as category.
I am expansion so have 3 picks of available pool.

Who are best 3 picks for 2016? ( don’t want more than one P if I pick any as my 3. PS I am keeping bregman at 1.0 .. have 3 picks left:
I see with most value. In following :
Fulmer 1.0
A Sanchez 1.0
HAMELS 1.0

A Russell 1.0
Blackmon 3.9
Lamb 1.0
yelich 2.7
C Gomez 1.0(Tex)
E Nunez SF 1.0
R Healy 1
Dahl 1.0
Brantley 1
Fielder 1
Benintendi 1
C Santana 1

Luvdarooks
Reply to  Luvdarooks
5 years ago

Which 3 ?

AJ
AJ
5 years ago

What do you think of this SP staff in a 14 tm mixed keeper with k/bb, Grey? Is this staff going to win me the league or am I going to end up with ~500 IP combined?

Yu Darvish (keeper)
Jake deGrom (keeper)
Lance McCullers
Aaron Nola
Jon Gray
Vince Velasquez

I went super aggressive with the upside/injury guys under the rationale that a few will hit big time and I’ll replace the others off waivers.

ERad
ERad
5 years ago

Looks like JBJr is projected to hit 7th – does that bump him down a little in your hype?

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Emoji thumbs-up

Jason
Jason
5 years ago

Grey, need some advice….

5×5 category H2H league (10 team)

I have T Turner, Villar, Buxton, and J Reyes for speed, but I’m really wanting to add DeShields also.

Guys I could drop are J Reyes, Buxton, Pederson, or Drury. I like Pederson’s upside and potential, but he seems like the first droppable guy.

Would you drop any of those players for Deshields, and if so, which one?

Cuthbert Allgood
Cuthbert Allgood
5 years ago

Following up from the contract recommendations from yesterday…thanks for that…I can potentially get an additional 3-year contract by trading away a 3rd round pick for the upcoming season. Would you make that trade? And if so, who would you give a 3 -year to of the following:
Thoughts from yesterday:
4-year: Margot ($3)
3-Year: Schoop ($5)
2-year: Arrietta ($9), Cole ($7), Kepler ($8)

Remaining options:
Rendon- $11
Mazara- $19
L. Martin- $1
Gausman- $9
Snell- $7
Smyly- $1

Are any of these players worth a 3-year? Or a 2-year contract and I could then apply the 3-year to one of the previously mentioned players.
Thanks.

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Russell, Wellington, Zunino

League with Avg and OPS

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mike
5 years ago

@Mike: use the OPS rater as well.

Not Your Average Joe
Not Your Average Joe
5 years ago

I had a choice and I took Polanco over Myers. How nervous should I be about that decision in light of Polanco’s shoulder?

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

Could i please get some feedback on my team? 12 teams, keep 8 plus a “franchise player” who you can keep forever. 8×8 categories (standard plus batter Ks, OBP, SLG // Holds, BBs, CGs):

C Gattis
1B Encarnacion (kept)
2B Villar (kept)
3B Longoria
SS Seager (kept)
IF A. Gonzalez
LF Brantley
CF Fowler
RF Harper (franchise)
OF Broxton
UT Odor (kept)
Bench: Travis, A. Meadows, Senzel

SP Bumgarner (kept)
SP Carrasco
SP Archer (kept)
SP Cotton
SP Gray
SP Wright
SP Fulmer (kept)
RP Kimbrel
RP K-Rod
RP Ottavino
RP Hand
RP Betances (kept)
RP J. Gomez

I think I want to trade Odor for a better outfielder, but might wait for Travis to look healthy. Relievers need a bit of work, but I can get off the WW later. Thoughts? Thanks!!!