Tout Wars Mixed Auction! March 19, 2016. Spreadsheet and Live Blog Transcript.

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  Tout Wars Mixed Auction 2016 (03/19/2016) 
2:28
Peter Kreutzer: 

We should be getting started about 3pm, with Jason Collette.

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:28 Peter Kreutzer
2:49
Jason Collette: 

Konichiwa everyone

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:49 Jason Collette
2:51
So while many stud bats (Donaldson, Betts, etc.) were going $3-5 more than in #LABR , overall the hit/pitch $ split was normal. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 2:51 fauxballas
2:57
[Comment From RotomanRotoman: ] 

Testing testing testing

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:57 Rotoman
2:59
[Comment From PaulPaul: ] 

Hiiiii

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:59 Paul
3:01
Jason Collette: 

So….reactions to the AL Tout Wars? No, I didn’t plan on spending a hundo on pitching

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:01 Jason Collette
3:04
[Comment From DVRDVR: ] 

Who is going to be the most inflated buy of today’s mixed auction?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:04 DVR
 
Jason Collette: 

Harper is going to push 50

  Jason Collette
3:04
[Comment From Foreign ExchangeForeign Exchange: ] 

Lets Go!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:04 Foreign Exchange
 
Jason Collette: 

will begin at 3:15 ET

  Jason Collette
3:10
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

I liked Jeff Ericksons team the best in AL

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:10 Pendy
 
Jason Collette: 

Jeff tells me he agrees

  Jason Collette
3:10
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

Let’s get started

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:10 Pendy
 
Jason Collette: 

5 more minutes. We’re at the mercy of the radio schedule

  Jason Collette
3:10
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:10 Cory Schwartz
3:14
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

RE: AL Tout – I was surprised at how pricey the early hitters were. I was also surprised at how many young and talented arms went in the single digits.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:14 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Pricing is typically high out of the gate in all of these drafts. The younger pitchers have as much upside as they do risks, but Tiers 1 & 2 went high so that deflated prices downstream

  Jason Collette
3:16
Jason Collette: 

and we’re off!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:16 Jason Collette
3:17
Jason Collette: 

defending champ opens up the draft by offering a trade. Kershaw goes for $38 to DVR which is the same price he went for in NL LABR. Then, we get crickets on Andre Ethier at $2 to the mixed newbie Bret Sayre

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:17 Jason Collette
3:17
Jason Collette: 

track the closer market: Ramos $12 to Swanay

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:17 Jason Collette
3:18
Jason Collette: 

DVR buys Goldschmidt for $47 — he won this league 2 years ago rostering Kershaw, Goldy & Trout. He’s trying it again but gave up on Harper when Scott Engel went to $48

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:18 Jason Collette
3:19
Jason Collette: 

AL Cy Young winner Carlos Carrasco goes for $22 to Tim Heheheheaney

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:19 Jason Collette
3:20
Jason Collette: 

Correa for $35 to WiseGuy Baseball

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:20 Jason Collette
3:20
#toutwars mixed league… Here we go!! #imtheonlychickhere 😕
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:20 Jennifer Piacenti
 
Jason Collette: 

and we’re glad you’re here!

  Jason Collette
3:21
Jason Collette: 

Buster Moves Posey $30 to Al Melchior. Yes, the auction is going this quickly. Erickson is the Kevin Kiermaier of auctioneers. DVR doubles down with pitchers and gets Scherzer for $38 giving him both Kershaw and Scherzer. Trout goes to Sayre for $46

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:21 Jason Collette
3:21
@nandodifino is the only serious baller in the place… pen and paper only! @ToutWars #ToutWars twitter.com/m9vcvegas/stat…
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:21 Cory Schwartz
3:21
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:21 Fantasy Sports Radio
3:22
Jason Collette: 

Chris Sale goes for $27 to Pianowski

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:22 Jason Collette
3:22
Goldschmidt holy moly #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:22 dan Strafford
3:22
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Somebody needs to Periscope this?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:22 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

they are doing it — check the @siriusxmfantasy account

  Jason Collette
3:23
Jason Collette: 

Pedro Alvarez goes $7 and now people are losing their minds bidding on Schwarber. $27 to Swanay

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:23 Jason Collette
3:23
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

How do you compare Carrasco (your Man Crush) to Strasburg? Doesn’t Stras have better stuff and play in a better situation?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:23 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Carrasco is still better The overall pitch quality wins out

  Jason Collette
3:23
Jason Collette: 

Anthony Rizzo $39. Money is flying, as it should in a mixed league

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:23 Jason Collette
3:24
Jason Collette: 

Mookie Betts $32 to Heaney

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:24 Jason Collette
3:24
Jason Collette: 

9 minutes for 1st round to be done

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:24 Jason Collette
3:24
Jason Collette: 

Joey Votto and his tight pants $38 to Melchior

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:24 Jason Collette
3:25
Jason Collette: 

can follow the sheet at https://docs.google.com/spr… $40 for Miggy to Wise Guys Baseball

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:25 Jason Collette
3:25
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nice. (I’m seeing a bunch of people joining me)

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:25 Craig in Chi
3:26
Jason Collette: 

Periscope feed — https://t.co/dwJE9j5M2w

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:26 Jason Collette
3:26
[Comment From Foreign ExchangeForeign Exchange: ] 

What will Altuve go for?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:26 Foreign Exchange
 
Jason Collette: 

my guess is $34.

  Jason Collette
3:27
Jason Collette: 

Cory Schwartz takes Corey Seager for $18 and now wants Corey Kluber and Corey Dickerson. My man Josh Donaldson ends up to Pianowski

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:27 Jason Collette
3:27
Jason Collette: 

for $39

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:27 Jason Collette
3:27
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando is the best dressed, of course. lol!!!!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:27 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he’s stylin’ & proflin’

  Jason Collette
3:27
prices crazy high early going. #toutwars @SiriusXMFantasyut $46, Scwarber 27, miggy 40, Votto 38, Donaldson 39
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:27 Ray Flowers
3:28
.@DerekVanRiper has spent nearly ALL of his budget on three players!! Goldy $47 Kershaw $38 and now Scherzer $30 pic.twitter.com/ZkP585UnjR
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:28 Fantasy Sports Radio
3:28
Jason Collette: 

Kimbrel goes $20

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:28 Jason Collette
3:28
Jason Collette: 

Here goes Altuve…..I guessed $34 and he went $31 to Steinhorn

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:28 Jason Collette
3:29
Jason Collette: 

Heyward goes to the defending champ Zinkie for $21

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:29 Jason Collette
3:29
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Van Ripper is out of his mind. Unless Goldy puts up an MVP season, he’s already out of it, imo.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:29 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he won the league with the same strategy 2 years ago & annually places high in this league. The strategy works for him

  Jason Collette
3:29
Jason Collette: 

Springer for $34 to Engel

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:29 Jason Collette
3:30
[Comment From Scott GScott G: ] 

I think Kluber winds up an overpay

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:30 Scott G
 
Jason Collette: 

possibly, but regression is in his favor this year.

  Jason Collette
3:30
Jason Collette: 

Jansen goes $21

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:30 Jason Collette
3:30
Jason Collette: 

Schwartz rosters Jansen for the 145345th consecutive year

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:30 Jason Collette
3:31
Jason Collette: 

Lucroy $17 to Heaney. one dollar per pitch he sees in the zone

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:31 Jason Collette
3:31
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando is tight. Get him a beer!!!!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:31 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I owe him a few!

  Jason Collette
3:31
Jason Collette: 

The consistent Adam Jones $24 to Gonos

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:31 Jason Collette
3:32
Jason Collette: 

My AL MVP pick, Lorenzo Cain, goes $23 to Sayre

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:32 Jason Collette
3:32
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

I hate these absurd initial bids. Why waste everyone’s time?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:32 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

as in starting high or the high amounts? It’s the side effect of a lot of stars/scrubs approaches

  Jason Collette
3:32
Jason Collette: 

Captain Cutch $38 to Sayre

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:32 Jason Collette
3:32
[Comment From Scott GScott G: ] 

Like the price on Cain

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:32 Scott G
 
Jason Collette: 

a very affordable MVP 🙂

  Jason Collette
3:33
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:33 Fantasy Sports Radio
3:33
Jason Collette: 

Jose Abreu goes $38 to Steinhorn. I know Craig loves that!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:33 Jason Collette
3:33
Kenley for $21 in @ToutWars #ToutWars – Kimbrel went for $20 so I love that price
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:33 Cory Schwartz
3:33
@DerekVanRiper went Stars/Scrubs in #LABR and looks to be doing the same in #ToutWars grabs Goldy ($47), Kershaw ($38), and Scherzer ($30)
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:33 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

he always does

  Jason Collette
3:34
Jason Collette: 

Mitch Moreland goes $5 – about the high end for a mixed league guy that can’t hit lefties consistently

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:34 Jason Collette
3:34
Jason Collette: 

Familia goes $18 as closers continue to go at full price. That’s followed up by Wade Davis at $21 to Nando

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:34 Jason Collette
3:34
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Was that comment about Moreland or Heyward?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:34 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

touche

  Jason Collette
3:35
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Yes. Yes, I do. 🙂

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:35 Craig in Chi
3:35
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Like calling out a $20 player for a $1 or $10. (re: my last kvetch)

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:35 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Yes, and it doesn’t work in here because Jeff is quick. It’s a nice stall tactic in a local league though

  Jason Collette
3:35
Jason Collette: 

Arrieta $29 to Zinkie

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:35 Jason Collette
3:35
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

That’s what you paid in AL only, almost. (Cain) Guy is a stud.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:35 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I had him as a $29 player in my projections

  Jason Collette
3:36
Jason Collette: 

Benedict Arnold – David Price – $27 to Swanay

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:36 Jason Collette
3:36
Closers being snapped up early… Familia for $18, Davis for $21, Janssen for $21 #toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:36 Jennifer Piacenti
3:36
Moreland went for $5 in Mixed, and $9 in AL #ToutWars today. I think people are a little low on him.
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:36 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

fair, but Texas is no longer the band box it once was

  Jason Collette
3:36
Jason Collette: 

Pollock $34 to Melchior

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:36 Jason Collette
3:37
Jason Collette: 

Cespedes $22 to McCaffrey

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:37 Jason Collette
3:37
Jason Collette: 

big speed on the board as Dee Gordon goes $22 to Nando

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:37 Jason Collette
3:38
Closers going for much more in Mixed auction than last night. Latest example: Familia $10 in H2H; $18 here #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:38 Brent Hershey
3:39
Jason Collette: 

Starling Marte $33 to Ray Flowers as the room tries to recovers from Gordon only going $22

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:39 Jason Collette
3:39
Jason Collette: 

MadBum $28 to Flowers — about a predictable acquisition as there is

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:39 Jason Collette
3:39
I need to be more agnostic about Dee Gordon at $22. Nice buy for @nandodifino #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:39 Derek VanRiper
3:40
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando woke up. 🙂

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:40 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

it’s the flask

  Jason Collette
3:40
Jason Collette: 

Joey Bats $35

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:40 Jason Collette
3:41
Jason Collette

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:41 
3:41
Jason Collette: 

Machado $42!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:41 Jason Collette
3:41
Jason Collette: 

Cory buys Stanton at $39

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:41 Jason Collette
3:41
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

“If I come in last, I will shave my beard!” Nando

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:41 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

RIP beard

  Jason Collette
3:42
Jason Collette: 

KKKKKKris Bryant $37 to Swanay. Good thing this isn’t a penalizing points league

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:42 Jason Collette
3:42
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:42 matt williams
3:42
@BaseballGuys buys two players in a row after the Gordon incident. Gets Marte and MadBum for $61 total. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:42 Mike Werner
3:42
Jason Collette: 

Arenado $34 — nice buy for Gene

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:42 Jason Collette
3:43
Jason Collette: 

Chris Davis goes $31 to Engel

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:43 Jason Collette
3:43
@almelccbs There is a SW position right below the UT in the AL #ToutWars draft link you sent out. It looks like a second UTIL but marked SW
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:43 Big Mike
 
Jason Collette: 

that’s actually correct. You can put a 10th pitcher there if you want

  Jason Collette
3:44
Jason Collette: 

Melancon $15 to Swanay

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:44 Jason Collette
3:44
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

Machado for 42, Arenado for 34. Crazy.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:44 Pendy
 
Jason Collette: 

if Machado is going 4th or 5th overall in drafts, $42 isn’t nuts. I like Arenado at his price better though

  Jason Collette
3:44
Jason Collette: 

Chapman goes $15, so the missing month is valued at $6-7

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:44 Jason Collette
3:45
Jason Collette: 

deGrom goes for de$27

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:45 Jason Collette
3:45
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Any thoughts on some of these ballpark changes / alterations?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:45 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

minimal. It doesn’t move the needle much if at all or me

  Jason Collette
3:45
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Maddon is going to bat Bryant 5th!!!! BUT, he’s a genius. (I get to have 1 snarky cub remark. It’s in my contract!)

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:45 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

“Try not to suck”

  Jason Collette
3:45
Jason Collette: 

Harvey $29 to Engel

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:45 Jason Collette
3:46
Jason Collette

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:46 
3:46
Jason Collette: 

JD Martinez $26 to Pianowski

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:46 Jason Collette
3:46
Jason Collette: 

Francisco Lindor $17 — a guy that didn’t even make the reserves last year

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:46 Jason Collette
3:46
Like what McCaffrey is doing early. Pays less for a stud 3B in Arenado ($34) and has Miggy ($40), Correa ($35) and Cespedes ($22).#ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:46 Mike Werner
3:47
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:47 Brent Hershey
3:47
Jason Collette: 

Strasburg $23 – one dollar a start – to Nando

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:47 Jason Collette
3:47
Stanton for $39 in @ToutWars #ToutWars – power going at a premium already so I’ll pray he finally stays healthy!
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:47 Cory Schwartz
3:47
Arenado cheaper than Machado and Bryant??? #ToutWars. Color me intrigued
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:47 dan Strafford
3:47
Jason Collette: 

Carlos Gomez $26 to DVR

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:47 Jason Collette
3:48
Jason Collette: 

Sal Perez $12

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Jason Collette
3:48
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Keep hating on Stras! #contractyear

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

#junktheory

  Jason Collette
3:48
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Lindor confuses me. What are you thinking?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

positional scarcity

  Jason Collette
3:48
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

re Chapman: Plus, if Miller is perfect (totally possible) maybe they keep him as the closer? I think Miller is a steal, this year.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

possibly, yes

  Jason Collette
3:48
Jason Collette: 

Puig $21 to DVR

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Jason Collette
3:48
[Comment From Blue CorpseBlue Corpse: ] 

39 for Stanton is a fantastic price.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Blue Corpse
 
Jason Collette: 

agreed!

  Jason Collette
3:48
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Yep, Arenado was a deal, for sure.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Craig in Chi
3:48
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando is on Stras! OF COURSE!!!!!! 🙂

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:48 Craig in Chi
3:49
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

No, I mean what are you projecting? Thanks

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:49 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Lindor…..265/10/16/75 runs

  Jason Collette
3:51
Jason Collette: 

Cory takes his jacket off to reveal his Edwing shirt and Cory doesn’t get E5. That’s just wrong

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:51 Jason Collette
3:51
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Tell me that room doesn’t need a barista! lol!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:51 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

we absolutely do

  Jason Collette
3:52
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

I know you respect all your fellow owners. But, which owners might intimidate you (if any) going into a draft?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:52 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

DVR blowing up the top level hitters & Zinkie enforcing values

  Jason Collette
3:52
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

JRoll is a steal!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:52 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he has to play to compile & that’s tough to do as you age at SS

  Jason Collette
3:52
Jason Collette: 

Greinke $23 – that’s a nice price

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:52 Jason Collette
3:52
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

JRoll is a top 20 SS, this year.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:52 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Are there 20 SS?

  Jason Collette
3:53
Jason Collette: 

McCann goes for $18 just as he did in AL

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:53 Jason Collette
3:53
Let Encarnacion go at $33 – love the player but gotta stay sane #ToutWars @ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:53 Cory Schwartz
3:53
And Carlos Gomez for $26 also good value; starting to see the pricing correction? Has to happen at some point… #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:53 Brent Hershey
3:53
Jason Collette: 

King Felix $22

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:53 Jason Collette
3:54
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

re: JRoll as a top 20 SS – I say he gets 575 PA’s and puts up a .720 OPS Throw in 10 SBs.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:54 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I’ll take the under

  Jason Collette
3:54
Jason Collette: 

Xander Bogaerts $21

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:54 Jason Collette
3:55
Jason Collette: 

Sano went $27 to Swanay. Nando thought he had him at $25

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:55 Jason Collette
3:56
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Yah, that might be a little high. I’ll recant and project 525 PA’s.

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:56 Craig in Chi
3:56
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Felix gets no love. Ever. Is it because of velocity?

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:56 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

a little. Plus, he was really bad down the stretch when it counted.

  Jason Collette
3:56
Jason Collette: 

Moose Tacos for a baker’s dozen

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:56 Jason Collette
3:57
Jason Collette: 

Braun goes $22 and then Justin Upton goes $30

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:57 Jason Collette
3:57
J.D. Martinez going for the same as Carlos Gomez in #ToutWars screams robbery
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:57 Nick Mariano
3:57
@dynastyguru grabs a sneaky SS for $1 in Jimmy Rollins. Very smart buy. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:57 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

and he bought Ethier at $2 early. Buying the cheap guys under the radar

  Jason Collette
3:58
Sano at 27 dollars. Another youngster I wouldn’t be able to pay up for without knowing more. #toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:58 dan Strafford
3:58
Greinke goes for only $23- could be a deal? #toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:58 Jennifer Piacenti
3:58
Jason Collette: 

Keuchel $21 to Zinkie. Buys like that is why he’s the defending champ

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:58 Jason Collette
3:58
Don’t call @scotteRotoEx a homer, even if he spends a combined $56 on Mets pitchers … #ToutWars pic.twitter.com/m09G2PbDqz
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:58 Fantasy Sports Radio
3:59
Jason Collette: 

Carpenter $25

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:59 Jason Collette
4:00
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Why, beside Jonah’s adoration, did you have T Walker targeted? (maybe repost the Periscope link, too)

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Walker has fewer than 250 innings at the big league level and has been rushed up & yo-yoed. He’s adding a 2-seamer & re-working his changeup and I liked what I saw of him last year. I believe I got Jonah on board with TW late last year

  Jason Collette
4:00
Jason Collette: 

Cody Allen at $14 to Zinkie (again, deal) and Odor goes $18

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00 Jason Collette
4:01
Jason Collette: 

Cole goes $22

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:01 Jason Collette
4:01
Jason Collette: 

Periscope feed – https://www.periscope.tv/w/…

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:01 Jason Collette
4:02
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Do you have Carrasco over Cole?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:02 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

No…league difference makes Cole the better guy IMO

  Jason Collette
4:02
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Thoughts on Odor. He seems boom or bust? Profar is looming?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:02 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Profar is still behind in timing. Odor was horrendous pre-demotion & then awesome after the callup

  Jason Collette
4:03
Jason Collette: 

Park goes $11 as Swanay gets both Sano & Park on his roster. That could potentially be 55-60 homers. D-Rob $17

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:03 Jason Collette
4:03
Jason Collette: 

Maikel Franco $21 – a dollar per RBI (that is a baaaaaaaad Phillies team)

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:03 Jason Collette
4:04
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Sano, alone, is that number!!!! 😉 #onmyteam

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:04 Craig in Chi
4:04
Jason Collette: 

Syndergaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard $22

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:04 Jason Collette
4:04
$21 for Franco. Nice buy #toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:04 Scott Gilroy
4:04
David Robertson for $17 to back up Kenley. Closers going at fair value #ToutWars @ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:04 Cory Schwartz
4:05
Jason Collette: 

Billy Hamilton $15 — Dee Gordon was $22

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:05 Jason Collette
4:05
Jason Collette: 

Nelson Cruz $24

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:05 Jason Collette
4:06
Don’t love Park, but $11 for him is very reasonable. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:06 Mike Werner
4:06
Jason Collette: 

Todd Frazier goes down for $27

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:06 Jason Collette
4:06
Jason Collette: 

Wong 12″…err, $12

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:06 Jason Collette
4:07
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nice. (I’m seeing a bunch of people joining me)

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:07 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Pap has been safe overall but not immune to blowups

  Jason Collette
4:07
Jason Collette: 

Hall of Famer Beltre $15

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:07 Jason Collette
4:07
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

I have Giles as the number 2 closer. (Davis is a god) Also, the biggest closer sleeper seems like Pap?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:07 Craig in Chi
4:07
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

and you raise children……. smh 🙂

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:07 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

absentee father

  Jason Collette
4:07
Jason Collette: 

Tulo for $23

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:07 Jason Collette
4:08
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

I meant the Wong joke.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:08 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

oh, I know 🙂

  Jason Collette
4:08
Jason Collette: 

Michael Brantley & that recovering shoulder goes $17. I personally am running away from Brantley because there’s no discount on him

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:08 Jason Collette
4:08
Jason Collette: 

Freddie Freeman $20

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:08 Jason Collette
4:08
Bully Hamilton for $15. I get it, but would want no part of that. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:08 Michael Florio
4:09
Jason Collette: 

10 minute break

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:09 Jason Collette
4:10
Recent 3B: Franco ($21),Frazier ($27),Carpenter ($25),and Beltre($15).As much as I hate to say it,I think Beltre is the best value #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:10 Mike Werner
4:15
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Beltre is somehow always going to be disrespected, even at his HOF induction ceremony. 😉

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:15 Craig in Chi
4:24
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

The periscope link staying the same or is it changing since there was a break?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:24 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

it should stay the same. Getting ready to put it back up

  Jason Collette
4:25
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

“As a side note, the team Ace just called for the firing of the Team President,” something not said by either announcer.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:25 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I hope Sale pitches pissed off all year & K’s 300

  Jason Collette
4:25
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Sale vs Kershaw is about to happen! #giddy

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:25 Craig in Chi
4:25
I swear it’s not court mandated that someone from @baseballpro ends up w/ Billy Hamilton expert leagues. I’ll take $15 any day. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:25 Bret Sayre
4:25
Ray Flowers (@BaseballGuys) says his Cueto/Bumgarner picks weren’t planned…despite the jersey #ToutWars pic.twitter.com/fRI1xFvOy0
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:25 Fantasy Sports Radio
4:26
Jason Collette: 

we’re back up — Charlie Blackmon goes for $29 to Piscapia

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:26 Jason Collette
4:27
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

AJax batting #2, Lawrie #6.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:27 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I bet that changes

  Jason Collette
4:27
Jason Collette: 

CarGo $20….mighty have fallen

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:27 Jason Collette
4:28
Jason Collette: 

Joc Pederson $17

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:28 Jason Collette
4:28
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

I think Melky is the #2 hitter.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:28 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he’s ideal for it

  Jason Collette
4:28
Jason Collette: 

Britton goes for $17 – that’s his price everywhere

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:28 Jason Collette
4:28
Jason Collette: 

Longo goes from $1 to $13 to Ray

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:28 Jason Collette
4:29
Jason Collette: 

Hector Rondon goes for $12 — http://giphy.com/gifs/justi…

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:29 Jason Collette
4:30
Jason Collette

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:30 
4:30
Jason Collette: 

Chris Archer goes $20

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:30 Jason Collette
4:31
Jason Collette: 

Rendon $19

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:31 Jason Collette
4:32
Jason Collette: 

Giles for $16 – https://media0.giphy.com/me…

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:32 Jason Collette
4:32
Jason Collette: 

Adrian Gonzales $19 – Swihart $9

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:32 Jason Collette
4:32
[Comment From BPBP: ] 

periscope down?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:32 BP
 
Jason Collette: 

Yes, it is

  Jason Collette
4:33
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 

Is the periscope going back on?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:33 Steve
 
Jason Collette: 

shortly, it will be

  Jason Collette
4:33
Britton for $17 is fantastic, same as Robertson, $2 less than Rosenthal and $1 less than Familia. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:33 Nick Mariano
4:35
Jason Collette: 

Huston Street for $11

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:35 Jason Collette
4:35
Jason Collette

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:35 
4:35
There is a METHOD to @DerekVanRiper Madness the #ToutWars Mixed League Auction Draft … Believe it or not! AUDIO: bit.ly/1pTniJd
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:35 Fantasy Sports Radio
4:36
Jason Collette: 

Jon Lestah $21

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:36 Jason Collette
4:36
Jason Collette: 

Spanky Eaton $19

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:36 Jason Collette
4:37
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Watching these spring training reminds me of my childhood. There is 0 technology. No radar gun. No PitchTrax. No replays.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:37 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

it’s awful!

  Jason Collette
4:37
Jason Collette: 

Cole Hamels $18 just after the $21 Lester

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:37 Jason Collette
4:37
My final keeper, Lester, goes for $21. Feeling good so far #toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:37 Jennifer Piacenti
4:38
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Sale is destroying these scrubs.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:38 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

that I like to hear! Andrew Miller goes $10 to Flowers. Watch him buy Betances too

  Jason Collette
4:38
Jason Collette: 

Pujols $12

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:38 Jason Collette
4:38
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Lester might win 20. (I will now go and bang my head against the wall, repeatedly.)

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:38 Craig in Chi
4:39
Jason Collette: 

Papelbon $13 to Nando

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:39 Jason Collette
4:39
Jason Collette: 

Periscope back up

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:39 Jason Collette
4:39
Jason Collette: 

Cano goes $28 to Nando as the Yankee fan Heaney bows out

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:39 Jason Collette
4:40
Jason Collette: 

Lucas came up in the auction, Duda Duda $16

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:40 Jason Collette
4:40
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Is Cano your #2 2b?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:40 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Yes, he is

  Jason Collette
4:41
Jason Collette: 

Dozier takes you to church for $20

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:41 Jason Collette
4:41
Jason Collette: 

Prince Fielder $24 to DVR

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:41 Jason Collette
4:42
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

You’re not going to believe this, but Avi struck out.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:42 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

🙁

  Jason Collette
4:42
Jason Collette: 

Schwartz corners the market on Seagers and gets Kyle at $22

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:42 Jason Collette
4:43
Jason Collette: 

Schoop goes $6 (damn OBP)

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:43 Jason Collette
4:43
Jason Collette: 

Kang goes $10

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:43 Jason Collette
4:43
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Which Seager puts up better numbers? (forget position)

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:43 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I’ll go with Kyle’s track record

  Jason Collette
4:44
Jason Collette: 

Nando gets Hanley for $14 — will have dual eligibility after week 1

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:44 Jason Collette
4:44
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Jesus, Kershaw is even a plus fielder. sick

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:44 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

He is amazing at everything

  Jason Collette
4:44
Jason Collette: 

Danny Salazar at $17

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:44 Jason Collette
4:45
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Sox break through for a run!!!! #WhiteSoxKoolAidIsOnTap

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:45 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

AL Central champs. Tyson Ross $15

  Jason Collette
4:46
Jason Collette: 

David Ortiz, in his last Tout Wars appearance, goes $17

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:46 Jason Collette
4:47
Jason Collette

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:47 
4:47
Jason Collette: 

Perkins goes $10

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:47 Jason Collette
4:48
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:48 Fantasy Sports Radio
4:49
Jason Collette: 

Pineda $12

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:49 Jason Collette
4:49
Jason Collette: 

https://twitter.com/jnorris…

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:49 Jason Collette
4:49
Jason Collette: 

Stroman also goes for $12

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:49 Jason Collette
4:49
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Rally!!!!! Chugging the Kool Aid, now! Saladino (your boy) just smoked a comebacker off Kershaw’s thigh.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:49 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

amputated him?

  Jason Collette
4:50
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Does ANY SP have a higher K ceiling than Salazar? (I’m not calling that, but I think it’s the truth?)

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:50 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Carrasco

  Jason Collette
4:50
Jason Collette: 

Ian Desmond $13

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:50 Jason Collette
4:51
Jason Collette: 

Coghlan goes $2 to Flowers.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:51 Jason Collette
4:51
Jason Collette

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:51 
4:52
Jason Collette: 

Jeff Samardzija $8

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:52 Jason Collette
4:53
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Love Coghlan. Wish the Sox had him.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:53 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he maimed my boy Iwamura

  Jason Collette
4:53
Jason Collette: 

Nando gets Richards at $14. My reaction to that buy — https://media3.giphy.com/me…

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:53 Jason Collette
4:53
Jason Collette: 

Tolleson for $11. This $2 Dyson owner doesn’t like the buy

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:53 Jason Collette
4:54
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Eaton just struck out, to end the rally. It’s because Drake wasn’t there to support him / lead him. smh

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:54 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

they lost a LEADER

  Jason Collette
4:54
[Comment From Scott GScott G: ] 

Stop those images

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:54 Scott G
 
Jason Collette: 

I’m trying to entertain myself….Wacha Wacha Wacha $9

  Jason Collette
4:55
Jason Collette: 

Shelby Miller goes $8 coming off the unluckiest run support year in the history of ever

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:55 Jason Collette
4:56
Jason Collette: 

Ziegler goes $7 as they troll for low-end saves. Speaking of which, Casilla goes $6. That owner better get Romo in the reserves

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:56 Jason Collette
4:56
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Still can’t believe what they gave up for Shelby! LOL!!!!

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:56 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

hefty hefty hefty

  Jason Collette
4:56
Jason Collette: 

Addison Russell $11 to Cory. Paul Sporer thinks that’s a YUGE bargain

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:56 Jason Collette
4:56
Stroman for $12 a sick buy for Schwartz with the dynamics in this particular auction. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 4:56 Brad Ebert
4:57
Jason Collette: 

Brett Gardner $12

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:57 Jason Collette
4:58
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Kendrick might be a top 10 2b?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:58 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

unlikely…too much depth at the position

  Jason Collette
4:58
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

On the Yanks, Gardner is referred to as “The Kid”. True story. #AARP

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:58 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

He’s hurt as frequently as my own kids

  Jason Collette
4:58
Jason Collette: 

Kinsler went $16

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:58 Jason Collette
4:59
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Of course you couldn’t go a few hours without mentioning Paul could you Jason! Haha.

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:59 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

it’s umpossible

  Jason Collette
4:59
Jason Collette: 

Ian Kinsler $12….there was a time not long ago where he was a $20 lock

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:59 Jason Collette
4:59
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

How big a difference (WAR) is there between Archer and Stroman?

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:59 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

1.5

  Jason Collette
4:59
Jason Collette: 

K-Rod $10

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:59 Jason Collette
5:00
[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ] 

Shouldn’t it be Strickland instead of Romo to back up Casilla.?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00 Andrew
 
Jason Collette: 

Romo was better skill-wise across the board last year. Strickland has the velo, but Romo’s indicators are the best in that pen hands down

  Jason Collette
5:01
Jason Collette

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:01 
5:01
Jason Collette: 

Zobrist 10, Fowler 9, R. iglesias 8

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:01 Jason Collette
5:02
[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ] 

What is your favorite deal of the day?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:02 Andrew
 
Jason Collette: 

Richards at $14

  Jason Collette
5:02
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Are females banned from that building, or what?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:02 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

there’s one out in the audience — @piacenti

  Jason Collette
5:02
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

LOVE Fowler. Why isn’t he a top 40 OF?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:02 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I never understand why he’s undervalued annually. Gets on base, scores a ton

  Jason Collette
5:03
Jason Collette: 

Tanaka $9

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:03 Jason Collette
5:03
Kinsler for $12! Dozier for $20 and Cano for $28… Who would you take? #toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:03 Jennifer Piacenti
5:04
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

I was at a Rush concert when during a pause between songs, Geddy stopped to point and say, “LOOK

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:04 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he’s a fantasy baseball player

  Jason Collette
5:04
Jason Collette: 

JJ Hoover — my pick to be the closer that loses his job first – goes $5. TeamJumboDiaz

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:04 Jason Collette
5:05
Jason Collette: 

Boxberger $4

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:05 Jason Collette
5:05
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

(“LOOK, there’s a girl in the audience) #inthetribe

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:05 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

we had 2 women in the H2H auction last night. We need more females involved in this and hope there are more net year. $7 Maeda

  Jason Collette
5:06
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

All day team Jumbo Jason!

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:06 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

I’m the skinny Joe Blanton dammit!

  Jason Collette
5:06
Market inefficiency when it comes to catchers and DH’s? It usually drop my DH’s by 1-2$. Maybe I need to do the same at catcher. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:06 Brad Ebert
5:07
Jason Collette: 

Polanco $17

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:07 Jason Collette
5:07
Big Fowler fan in OBP leagues. At the top of that lineup. $14 #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:07 Brent Hershey
 
Jason Collette: 

I said $9…I had it wrong

  Jason Collette
5:07
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

RE; Boxberger. Maybe there will come a day when we’ll play Fantasy MD. Like a new Ulnar is 2 points. A shoulder is 5 points. etc. James Andrews would be the Mike Trout.

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:07 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he had his beavis repaired. Uh huh huh

  Jason Collette
5:07
Jason Collette: 

Belt goes $11

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:07 Jason Collette
5:08
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Does Polanco hit 15 + HR?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:08 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I take the under. He’s still too skinny

  Jason Collette
5:09
Jason Collette: 

Hunter Pence $18 – https://www.youtube.com/wat…

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:09 Jason Collette
5:09
Jason Collette: 

Storen $7

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:09 Jason Collette
5:10
Jason Collette: 

the grandyman can go for $15

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:10 Jason Collette
5:10
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

The Sox OF looks way better with Eaton at a corner position.

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:10 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

yea, he’s not a CF but his arm is LF material. Will Smith $4 — like that a lot

  Jason Collette
5:10
Jason Collette: 

Wieters $7

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:10 Jason Collette
5:11
Jason Collette: 

Kemp $16

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:11 Jason Collette
5:11
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Al knows pitching.

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:11 Craig in Chi
5:12
Jason Collette: 

Yelich $21. I know it’s an OBP league, but all of those grounders and oppo hits aren’t becoming homers . Doolittle goes $6

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:12 Jason Collette
5:12
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Yelich or Polanco?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:12 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

at their prices? Polanco

  Jason Collette
5:14
Jason Collette: 

Flowers gets Betances for $7 as predicted earlier. He did it in AL, but spending $17 on 2 relievers to get a solid starter of production isn’t as necessary in a mixed league IMO

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:14 Jason Collette
5:14
Jason Collette: 

Rodon $8

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:14 Jason Collette
5:15
Jason Collette: 

Corey Dickerson $9

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:15 Jason Collette
5:15
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando is so the F’n Man! Love the Rodon buy.

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:15 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

probably did it for you

  Jason Collette
5:16
Jason Collette: 

Deshields $11 >>>> Hamilton at $15

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:16 Jason Collette
5:16
Jason Collette: 

Pedroia $9. Sucks getting old

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:16 Jason Collette
5:16
Id be comfortable with Lindor for $17. Am I out on an island? #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:16 Brad Ebert
 
Jason Collette: 

WILSON

  Jason Collette
5:16
Being in that #toutwars draft room last night, huge props to the participants able to tweet during the draft @schwartzstops @Tim_Heaney
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:16 Brent Hershey
5:17
Jason Collette: 

Jake McGee $7

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:17 Jason Collette
5:17
Jason Collette: 

lots of late & cheap saves to be picked up

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:17 Jason Collette
5:17
[Comment From Blue+CorpseBlue+Corpse: ] 

I wouldn’t pay 7 dollars for Ray flowers. Hasn’t even proven himself at low A ball

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:17 Blue+Corpse
 
Jason Collette: 

he’s too old for his league

  Jason Collette
5:18
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

“Father Time is undefeated.”

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:18 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

You can run, but you can’t hide

  Jason Collette
5:18
Jason Collette: 

Conforto goes $10

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:18 Jason Collette
5:18
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

(I still can’t fathom how you let Rodon go for single digits? Or, Bauer for $4)

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:18 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

if I went $9 on him, I don’t get to make the multiple late buys to pick up what I did in Moore, Ramirez & Karns.

  Jason Collette
5:19
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Smyly vs Gausman being wagered in the studio, behind you. Who ya got?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:19 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Smyly. Gausman can’t get righties out

  Jason Collette
5:20
Jason Collette: 

Peralta $12 & then Ellsbury goes $7 because of the wrist issue today

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:20 Jason Collette
5:20
Jason Collette: 

if x-rays are negative, Zinkie gets a tremendous bargain. As it is, the Yankees are dealing with 2 of their 3 OFers with bum wrists. Calhoun $18

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:20 Jason Collette
5:21
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Exactly! Who cares about those guys? Rodon might be 9.5 K / 9?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:21 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

and a 4.2 BB/9

  Jason Collette
5:21
[Comment From Blue+CorpseBlue+Corpse: ] 

What would you do with McCullers here…wait till the very end?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:21 Blue+Corpse
 
Jason Collette: 

in a mixed league? Yes; still lots o pitching depth.

  Jason Collette
5:21
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

WAIT…. Ellsbury might be hurt?!?!?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:21 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I know, shocker, right?

  Jason Collette
5:21
Excitement mounts and the crowd stands up for #toutwars mixed-league fantasy baseball auction pic.twitter.com/tBwmos3LaI
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:21 Jeff Zimmerman
5:23
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Wait, that’s not what he did down the stretch / after Coop altered something.

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:23 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

He had a 3.9 BB/9 from 7/31 to the end of the season

  Jason Collette
5:24
Jason Collette: 

Rodon was a 8.1 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 & a 4.08 FIP in that time

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:24 Jason Collette
5:24
Jason Collette: 

Singleton going for a $1. Not sure why he’s even coming up in 15 team mixed league auction. Too many options there & he’s the worst one

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:24 Jason Collette
5:25
Jason Collette: 

Ketel Marte goes 7

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:25 Jason Collette
5:25
Fierce competitors, but good sports. #ToutWars participants warning potential bidders of Ellsbury wrist injury. pic.twitter.com/35Bx6XVTPq
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:25 Fantasy Sports Radio
5:26
Jason Collette: 

Story $5 & Semien $7. Love that Semien buy

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:26 Jason Collette
5:29
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

“he (Rodon) trimmed his walks-per-nine down to 3.7 in the second half and to 3.38 in September.” SportsNation

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:29 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

September stats are really shaky given the rookies & 40 man roster stuff that dilutes the talent roster

  Jason Collette
5:30
Jason Collette: 

Oh Reds…. https://t.co/t11uosCesJ

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:30 Jason Collette
5:31
Revere for $8 in @ToutWars #ToutWars Frankly not a big fan but coulnd’t pass on the cheap speed at that price
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:31 Cory Schwartz
5:31
Ben Revere for $8. Wow. #toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:31 Jennifer Piacenti
 
Jason Collette: 

especially at the price other speedsters went for

  Jason Collette
5:32
Jason Collette: 

Lackey $5 – he could fall into 12 wins

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:32 Jason Collette
5:32
Semien for $7 > Ketel Marte $7 #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:32 Mike Werner
5:32
Jason Collette: 

McHugh for $4 to a lot of “nice buy” comments. I guess everyone is out of money (checks’ they’re not). Roberto Osuna goes $2

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:32 Jason Collette
5:32
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Billy Burns price guess?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:32 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

since Revere went $8, Burns should too

  Jason Collette
5:33
Jason Collette: 

Pillar $10

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:33 Jason Collette
5:34
Jason Collette: 

Jake “eggs” Odorizzi $9 to Nando. Keeps building that staff

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:34 Jason Collette
5:35
Jason Collette: 

Grichuk $7
Matz $6
Werth $3

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:35 Jason Collette
5:35
Jason Collette: 

Nando gets Yan Gomes for $5

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:35 Jason Collette
5:37
Jason Collette: 

Jaime Garcia $5
Cervelli $6

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:37 Jason Collette
5:37
I’ve liked both DeShields prices today. Strong BB% and should get the majority of the PT. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:37 Mike Werner
5:37
Jason Collette: 

Cashner goes for $3

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:37 Jason Collette
5:38
Jason Collette: 

Bour $6…10 minute break

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:38 Jason Collette
5:38
Jason Collette

be back at 5:50 ET
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:38 
5:52
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

GS at SA (SA undefeated at home) who ya got?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:52 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

GA

  Jason Collette
5:53
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

http://ftw.usatoday.com/201…

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:53 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

what a joke to put the Rays at 14

  Jason Collette
5:53
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Billy Burns will go for $14

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:53 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

I don’t think so

  Jason Collette
5:54
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Can Mazara play CF? Profar?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:54 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I don’t think Profar can throw enough

  Jason Collette
5:54
McHugh for $4? I knew there would be a lot of value to be had later in the auction with how money was flying off the board early. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 5:54 Brad Ebert
 
Jason Collette: 

if he could ever avoid the huge 1st inning, it would be great

  Jason Collette
5:55
Jason Collette: 

Severino goes $7

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:55 Jason Collette
5:55
Jason Collette: 

Chris Carter $6
looks like we’re about 75% of the way through

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:55 Jason Collette
5:56
Jason Collette: 

Vogt $9

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:56 Jason Collette
5:56
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Is there an innings limit on Severino?

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:56 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I think he’s good for 170-175

  Jason Collette
5:56
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

I doubted it early, but starting to like how Nando’s team is coming together.

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:56 Pendy
5:57
Jason Collette: 

David Hernandez $2 . Engel has 3 closers, Cishek, Hernandez, & Grilli, for $9 in all

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:57 Jason Collette
5:57
Jason Collette: 

Cory goes and gets Forsythe for $10 (we both planned to roster him but I failed). Trumbo also goes $10

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:57 Jason Collette
5:58
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

@Pendy – Nando. Is. The. Man. 🙂

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:58 Craig in Chi
5:58
Jason Collette: 

Khris Davis $5.Park factors overrated when you Krush a lot

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:58 Jason Collette
5:59
Jason Collette: 

Wei-Yin Chen for $5. Getting out of Baltimore is the best thing that could have happened to him. Brad Miller goes $9 and that upsets a few others in the room hoping to get him cheaper

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:59 Jason Collette
6:00
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Love K Davis. Is there an .800 OPS guy that gets less respect?

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

not many

  Jason Collette
6:00
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

I am a huge Nando fan.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00 Pendy
6:01
Jason Collette: 

Teheran for $6

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:01 Jason Collette
6:01
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando 2016. “He can bring the country together!”

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:01 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

with beer

  Jason Collette
6:02
Jason Collette: 

Buxton went $8. Starlin Castro went $7

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:02 Jason Collette
6:02
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando gives out cups, not hats. (A factual difference between him and Trump)

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:02 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Nando – “Make America Gyorko Again”

  Jason Collette
6:03
[Comment From BillBill: ] 

Are there any beer drinkers in the auction room?

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:03 Bill
 
Jason Collette: 

Nope. We’re all saving it for Foley’s

  Jason Collette
6:03
I love Odor in standard 5×5, but went for way too much in #ToutWars ($18)
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:03 Brad Ebert
6:03
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:03 Jennifer Piacenti
 
Jason Collette: 

left the room & missed this. Yes it was!

  Jason Collette
6:03
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Gyorko would be his running mate. In his Cabinet, at the very least.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:03 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Gyorko is his everything

  Jason Collette
6:04
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Holy ____! Burns for $6.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:04 Craig in Chi
6:05
Jason Collette: 

Jose Quintana: 3 straight seasons of 200 IP, 3 straight seasons of 9 wins….and he went $9

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:05 Jason Collette
6:06
Jason Collette: 

Jay Bruce $6…Cory wanted him but let him go. Nando gets Chisenhall for $1…we’re all waiting for the Gyorko bid

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:06 Jason Collette
6:06
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

it’s like the 9 / 9 / 9 tax plan? lol

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:06 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

exactly!

  Jason Collette
6:07
Very little money to bid, so remaining best players being stolen to those who saved. Khris Davis for $5 is criminal.#ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:07 Brad Ebert
6:07
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:07 Tim Heaney
6:07
Jason Collette: 

Drew Smyly $9 to Cory. That’s why he was letting Bruce go

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:07 Jason Collette
6:08
Jason Collette: 

its setup man time. Benoit $2

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:08 Jason Collette
6:08
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando should’ve been in on 1 of those OAK OF. 🙁

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:08 Craig in Chi
6:09
Jason Collette: 

Taijuan Walker $8 to Nando.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:09 Jason Collette
6:11
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Trevor Bauer time? Guess on price?

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:11 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

$3

  Jason Collette
6:13
Jason Collette: 

Hammel $3
Panik $5
Gerardo Parra $10

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:13 Jason Collette
6:13
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

More points, this year: Roark or Giolito?

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:13 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Giolito

  Jason Collette
6:13
[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ] 

Favorite player available?

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:13 Andrew
 
Jason Collette: 

Matt Moore

  Jason Collette
6:14
Jason Collette: 

Jose Berrios $2 – I believe that’s the first rookie

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:14 Jason Collette
6:14
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Love Hammel at 3. 14 Wins / 180 K’s?

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:14 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

taking the under on both

  Jason Collette
6:14
Just used my remaining max bid of $7 on Brandon Crawford. Woot. #ToutWars #fantasybaseball #DollarDays
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:14 Tim Heaney
6:14
Jason Collette: 

Meeguel Montero $3

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:14 Jason Collette
6:15
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Favorite Non-Ray available. #snarkycomment lol

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:15 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

Nate Karns

  Jason Collette
6:15
Jason Collette: 

in all seriousness, not tracking the player pool. Give me Kim in Baltimore (OBP league)

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:15 Jason Collette
6:17
Jason Collette: 

McCullers went $4

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:17 Jason Collette
6:17
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Hammel had a 1.16 WHIP, last year. He also had > a K / IP. I’d buy that, with that improved team, for $3.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:17 Craig in Chi
6:17
Jason Collette: 

Kyle Hendriks $4

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:17 Jason Collette
6:18
Jason Collette: 

Danny Valencia $7 and Sayre is done. That explains the overpay for Valencia

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:18 Jason Collette
6:18
Jason Collette: 

Craig, JHa went $6. I tried to bid $26 on your behalf

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:18 Jason Collette
6:19
[Comment From Danny ValenciaDanny Valencia: ] 

Up yours, Collette!

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:19 Danny Valencia
 
Jason Collette: 

hit RH again and prove me wrong

  Jason Collette
6:19
Jason Collette: 

Patrick Corbin $8

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:19 Jason Collette
6:19
Jason Collette: 

the RH Mark Buerhle (Leake) goes $5

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:19 Jason Collette
6:20
[Comment From Jordan SaylorJordan Saylor: ] 

Tony Watson Anyone?

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:20 Jordan Saylor
 
Jason Collette: 

reserves

  Jason Collette
6:20
Jason Collette: 

Jesse Hahn for $1. If that elbow holds up…

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:20 Jason Collette
6:20
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

I like Corbin as a late SP a lot this year, but I’d expect his price to be more like 4 or 5

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:20 Pendy
 
Jason Collette: 

that’s a big price

  Jason Collette
6:21
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Hahn said less curveballs.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:21 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

I still don’t think he he breaks 150 IP

  Jason Collette
6:22
Jason Collette: 

Cory finally buys the right Lawrie (last year ended up with Lowrie thinking he was bidding on Lawrie)

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:22 Jason Collette
6:22
[Comment From Jesse HahnJesse Hahn: ] 

Danny told me you were talking junk……

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:22 Jesse Hahn
 
Jason Collette: 

Keyboard Kommando!

  Jason Collette
6:23
Starlin Castro for $7. Value not increasing based on being a Yankee… Still a No-Buy for me!#toutwars
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:23 Jennifer Piacenti
6:23
Everyone has checked out on Bruce in drafts this year? $6 is one of better outfield bargains. #ToutWars
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:23 Brad Ebert
6:25
Jason Collette: 

Jimmy Nelson goes $7 as Gonos is controlling the pitcher board and closes out his roster with Alex Colome at $5

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:25 Jason Collette
6:26
Jason Collette: 

https://twitter.com/gregorM…

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:26 Jason Collette
6:26
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Nando has always been on the “Bauer bandwagon”. I bet he grabs him.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:26 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

he just bought Heaney for $5

  Jason Collette
6:27
Jason Collette: 

Karns $2 — my boy

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:27 Jason Collette
6:28
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

Love Domingo for $6. Nando crushed it!

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:28 Craig in Chi
6:29
Jason Collette: 

No Bauer for Nando as his staff is full

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:29 Jason Collette
6:30
[Comment From Craig in ChiCraig in Chi: ] 

I’ll leave it, with you describing Nando’s full staff. #giggle

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:30 Craig in Chi
 
Jason Collette: 

it’s engorged with talent

  Jason Collette
6:33
Jason Collette: 

ok kids. Dollar days so track the spreadsheet for the finals. NL is tomorrow at 10 and it’s going to be uuuuuuugly with thin talent. Talk with you then.

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:33 Jason Collette

 
 

THIS is Tout Weekend!

A scene from the Tout NL 2015 auction.
A scene from the Tout NL 2015 auction.

Where will the best and brightest fantasy baseball writers and broadcasters be this weekend?

Many will be in New York City, for the annual Tout Wars weekend of drafts and parties.

This year’s drafts are being held in the studio at SiriusXM and aren’t open for the public, but you can follow along live on the SiriusXM fantasy sports channel, and on the live blog and spreadsheet at toutwars.com.

When are the drafts? Where and when are the parties?

The SCHEDULE:

Tout H2H: March 18, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Ron Shandler is auctioneer. Joe Pisapia has the spreadsheet. Mike Gianella is on chat.

Tout AL: March 19, 9am. Doors open at 8am. Brian Feldman is auctioneer. Paul Sporer is on spreadsheet. Al Melchior is doing chat.

Tout Mix Auction: March 19, 3pm. Doors open at 2pm. Jeff Erickson is auctioneer. Ray Murphy has the spreadsheet. Jason Collette is on chat.

Foley’s NY Party: March 19, 8pm. 18 West 33rd Street. Party with the pros!

Tout NL Auction: March 20, 10am. Doors open at 9am. Brian Feldman is the auctioneer. Steve Moyer is on spreadsheet. Jason Collette will chat.

The live blog for each auction will be available at toutwars.com, where there will also be a link to the live spreadsheet. You can access the live spreadsheet now at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12AvDtjmYjr-mlFHXIUkFRDK3EBs_Zy-iJzPZNqRONfQ/edit?usp=sharing. Until the weekend comes, nothing is happening.

Here’s the Menu of Champions at Foleys on Saturday night:

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Tout Wars Mixed Auction Lineup is Announced.

For the third time in five years, Fred Zinkie heads into a Tout Wars Mixed Auction throwing out the first nomination. He hasn’t shown quite the same dominance in the even-numbered years as he has in the odd. Could that open up some opportunity?

Newcomers to Tout Mixed Auction, Bret Sayre (won Tout X last year), and Gene McCaffrey, from the NL league, hope to make a difference.

Players are listed in the order they will choose in the reserve draft after the auction. The numbers in parentheses are the amount of FAAB each team starts the season with.

2016 Tout Wars MIXED AUCTION

Fred Zinkie (1000) 2011, 2013, 2015 Mixed Auction Champion
Bret Sayre (1000) 2015 Tout X Champion
Scott Swanay (1000)
Tim Heaney (1000) won coin flip
Zach Steinhorn (1000)
Cory Schwartz (1000) 2012 Mixed Auction Champion
Scott Pianowski (1000)
Ray Flowers (1000)
Scott Engel (1000)
Gene McCaffrey (960) 2001 NL Champion, Transfer from NL
Al Melchior (910)
David Gonos (890) 2008 Mixed Auction Champion
Joe Pisapia (890)
Derek VanRiper (840) 2014 Mixed Auction Champion
Nando DiFino (720)

Tout Wars Post Season Analysis Links

Rudy Gamble, on finishing second in Tout Wars Mixed Draft.

Fred Zinkie, on winning Tout Wars Mixed Auction

Zach Steinhorn, on falling short in Tout Wars Mixed Auction.

Mike Gianella, on winning Tout Wars NL.

Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre’s Flags Fly Forever podcast, on Tout NL. Fred Zinkie is on this show, too.

Ray Flowers, on finishing in the middle of the pack in Tout Wars Mixed Auction.

Peter Kreutzer, on finishing last in Tout Wars NL.

Meet Your Tout Wars Champions of 2015!

Baseball-Glove-w-ballTOUT WARS AL: Chris Liss

TOUT WARS NL: Mike Gianella

TOUT WARS MIX DRAFT: Adam Ronis

TOUT WARS MIX AUCTION: Fred Zinkie

TOUT WARS X: Bret Sayre

TOUT WARS DAILY: Charlie Wiegert

The league names link to the final standings.

Congratulations all! See you in March!

The Tout Wars Races: Checking In

What's at stake? An item on Foley's menu in March, for one. (click to enlarge)
What’s at stake? An item on Foley’s menu in March, for one. (click to enlarge)

There are three days left in the season. Three games left for each major league team, though a massive storm plus a possible hurricane in the east may affect games in Baltimore (versus Yankees), Philadelphia (versus Miami) and New York (versus Washington). None of these series will matter in determining the playoffs, so rainouts on Sunday (or Saturday and Sunday) may not be rescheduled.

How are things looking in Tout Wars? Let’s start with the easy ones.

AL: Chris Liss leads Mike Podhorzer by 8.5 points. Liss’s volatility index gives him a range of 86-97 points. Podhorzer could finish with 79-88. The door is not completely shut, but everything has to go right for Podhorzer and completely wrong for Liss.

NL: Mike Gianella leads Tristan Cockcroft by 11 points. Gianella range is 87-95.5, while Cockcroft’s is 75-86. There is virtually no chance that Cockcroft can make up enough ground, no matter how badly Gianella’s team goes.

Mix Auction: Fred Zinkie leads Scott Swanay by 4 points, and Tim Heaney by 6. It’s good be Zinkie, for sure, but there are still lots of points in play. Zinkie has already gained three points in homers this week, but lost them in Runs, OBP, ERA and Saves, and is tied in Runs and Saves. There’s a lot of baseball left to be played here.

Mix Draft: Adam Ronis is 2 points ahead of Rudy Gamble, who is 3.5 points ahead of Grey Albright. Rudy has gained five points this week, which means he could give back five easily enough. He’s in a three-way tie in wins, with one ahead and one behind. One of the guys he’s tied with is Ronis. Crazy things could happen there. Gamble has five starts over the weekend, while Ronis has just two. There is also a four-way tie in saves. Gamble has Tolleson, Feliz and Robbie Ross(who has yet to get a save and wasn’t listed in the intial post), McLeod has Axford, Vizcaino, and Jepsen, Kessenich lost Huston Street and is left with Hector Rondon, and Paul Sporer has Andrew Miller and Cody Allen. Over three games, pretty much anything can happen in saves. Plus there are a mess of possibilities in ERA and Ratio. Keep your eye on this one folks! That said, Grey Albright doesn’t have much headroom, especially since Gamble and Ronis each stand to either gain or lose in the categories in which they’re tied, so it’s hard to see them both falling. Which makes Grey something of a spoiler, especially since he’s right behind Ronis in ERA and right behind Gamble in strikeouts, with his five red hot starters going.

The Final FAAB. Week 26 FAAB Comments from Mastersball and Baseball Prospectus.

It’s all in the headline. Mastersball.com has published their comments about the final week FAAB moves in Tout Wars. You can read it here.

At this point, it is highly probable that Mike Gianella will win Tout NL and Chris Liss will win Tout AL. But the mixed leagues both have compelling three man races for the top. Best of luck to Adam Ronis, Gray Albright and Rudy Gamble in the Mixed Draft league, and Fred Zinkie, Tim Heaney and Scott Swanay in mixed auction.

This is your time!

Mike Gianella’s FAAB comments are posted on Tuesday morning. That is his time.

 

A Three Way Race in Tout Wars Mixed Auction Will Go Down to the Final Day, Probably.

Fred Zinkie said, “When I joined Tout Wars, I didn’t think it would take years off my life!  I seem to get into these races often, but I can never figure out a way to separate. This year has been no different.”

When Fred says “separate” he means get a big enough lead that he can trot to the finish line. As a two-time champ, he has found ways to come out on top.

Screenshot 2015-09-28 12.33.05As we enter the last seven days of the 2015 season, Fred has opened a six point lead over Tim Heaney and Scott Swanay.

Swanay isn’t confident of his chances. “My team would have to be extremely lucky the rest of the way to win.  Bats have been asleep since mid-August, so a lot of things would need to break my way to come out on top.  Fred’s team has the highest point ceiling of the three, but Tim made some very shrewd late-season roster additions (e.g.- Yordano Ventura for a buck off the waiver wire) that enabled him to regain the lead. It’s not often that you have different leaders 3 consecutive days with just over a week to go – whatever happens the last 7 days, it’s been a fun ride.  Good luck, Tim and Fred!”

Heaney noted that Fred increased his lead Sunday night. He has a three-prong path to victory:

“My team needs many things:

1. My recent power surge to continue. The runs, home runs, and RBI columns are volatile and vulnerable. Yoenis Cespedes just about single-handedly carried my offense for almost two months but is running out of gas.
2. I must also keep pace in strikeouts and wins, so I’m going to have to play off the final week of pitching. I shifted my focus away from starting pitching in the last few months as I’ve tried to rebuild my offense and load up at closer. I’ve lost some traction in WHIP (to Fred Zinkie, of all people) and strikeouts as a result.
3. Have to watch for players who might be resting with postseason berths either officially or all but clinched.”
In Sunday night’s waivers Heaney added Tanner Roark and Dan Haren. Swanay countered with Nick Tropeano, Jorge Lopez (who makes his major league debut Tuesday at Petco), and Chris Bassitt, plus JJ Hardy, and Zinkie stood pat.
To win, Zinkie says that “in short, my team needs to hit.  I have little room to move in the pitching categories. But I could go in either direction in most hitting categories. With good hitting across the final nine days of the season, I could add 5-6 points to my overall total. With poor hitting, I could lose just as many.  Many of my hitters are bunched on the Yankees, Royals, Indians and Orioles. Having those teams succeed down the stretch will make a big difference.”
Some of those plus points came Sunday, after a period when Fred said his team “has been chasing a pack of teams in homers all month, but I have made little progress. The emergence of Darren O’Day as the O’s short-term closer is going to cost me a point in the saves category, and I definitely didn’t see that coming. But overall, I have been mostly treading water in each category.”
Tim Heaney was in second place at the All Star break, 26 points ahead of Swanay and Zinkie, who were a half point apart, virtually tied for fifth place. Since then Swanay and Zinkie have been, by far, the league’s two best teams. Heaney has been the third best.
Tim said about what has happened since: “Despite my starting pitcher decline, I’ve had minor success with rentals Tim Hudson and Erik Johnson the last few weeks. So playing the matchups again the final week is ideal. My $1 of FAAB might hinder that plan.

Didn’t help having Cespedes’ slump and dead weight players like Justin Turner and Greg Holland in my lineup this week — players who can’t be placed on the disabled list because their major league team didn’t put them on theirs — left me behind in warm bodies with at-bats.
I finished third in my rookie mixed auction season and in several years have flashed a few stretches when I’ve been first or close. Fred and Scott are seasoned, smart players. Year after year, this league proves that it’s one of the toughest in the fantasy world.
Good (but not that good) luck to Fred and Scott. This is exciting.”
A look at the volatility index, an assessment of possible points go be gained or lost, supports the claims of all three.
Zinkie could gain up to six points and could lose 7.5. His top score could be 114.5, his worst would be 101.
Heaney could gain 9.5 points, and could lose 8.5. His top score could be 111.5, his worst could be 93.5.
Swanay has a potential seven points of upside, and nine points of downside. His best score could be 109.5, his worst could be 93.5.
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