The last twenty comments in true blog fasion, with the links to their authors and the player commented upon.

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I doubt if it will be top prospects.  More like pitchers who would otherwise be riding the AAA-Majors shuttle.  Maybe one of the three will be an additional utility type, particularly if teams are playing two DH's a week.  The first month will be the Hunger Games for the last 2 to 3 hitters and 4 to 5 pitchers on the rosters.

John Thomas Roll2

I figured out that I could change my last year team and the prices are updated for this year.  I guess that's considered activated.  Sorry for the confusion.

I do have to release all of my players, though.  It's not a blank slate.  Or, maybe I keep Devers at $18.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

29 man rosters == a bunch of top prospects are gonna invade the auction. I'm just not sure if this will be a good thing. I suspect that most will be pitchers.

Kent Ostby Seadogs

Nothing for me either.  [email protected] is my onRoto account.  Looking for AL.


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

Who do I contact? Filled out the old form & the new. Have heard nothing.

Mike Davis BeanCounter
Max Scherzer Washington Nationals

The Nats are off to a good start, according to the Simulated Stats at Baseball-Reference. Max went eight scoreless innings yesterday, allowed five hits, a walk and struck out nine, getting the W. He was charged with a wild pitch, but witnesses say Gomes should have caught it. 

Alex Patton Alex
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians

We don't have Walter Johnson in the database but we do have the second guy.

Walter Johnson Spotlight

Most Opening Day shutouts

PlayerGS SHOTm
Walter Johnson14 WSH
Bob Feller73  CLE
Chris Short63  PHI
Rick Mahler53  ATL
Rip Sewell33  PIT

See the list at's Pitching Game Finder

Note how many Rip Sewell started.

Alex Patton Alex
Bob Veale Pittsburgh Pirates

Top performers on the mound on Opening Day.


Walter Johnson* (WSH, 1926): 15.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 9 K, 3 BB, 111 GmSc

Lon Warneke* (CHC, 1934): 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 13 K, 2 BB, 96 GmSc

Kaiser Wilhelm (BRO, 1909): 13.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 4 K, 7 BB, 96 GmSc

Mel Harder (CLE, 1935): 14.0 IP, 1 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 3 BB, 95 GmSc

Bob Veale (PIT, 1965): 10.0, 0 ER, 3 H, 10 K, 1 BB, 95 GmSc

View All Opening Day Pitchers at

* - pictured above

There really was a pitcher names Kaiser Wilhelm?

Alex Patton Alex
Davey Lopes Houston Astros

After my post under Mat Davidson, I looked to see if we have Davey Lopes in the database. We do!

After Opening Day in 1978 he stole 42 more bases. Was caught only four times.

Odd that he wasn't more aggressive considering the previous seasons.

Whoever bought him in Okrent's original Rotisserie League was sorely disappointed.

Alex Patton Alex
Matt Davidson Texas Rangers

Does Opening Day 2018 seem like a minute ago to Matt Davidson or another lifetime?

I hadn't realized, or had forgotten, Tuffy's glorious day happened in the ill-fated 1994.

Opening Day Top Performers


Dmitri Young* (DET, 2005): 4-4, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R

Matt Davidson* (CHW, 2018): 3-4, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R

Tuffy Rhodes* (CHC, 1994): 4-4, 3 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

George Bell (TOR, 1988): 3-4, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

Emilio Bonifacio (FLA, 2009): 4-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 3 SB

Davey Lopes (LAD, 1978): 1-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 3 SB

Carlton Fisk (BOS, 1973): 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R

Brant Alyea (MIN, 1970): 4-4, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 R

Gary Gaetti (MIN, 1982): 4-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Raul Mondesi (LAD, 1999): 4-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R

View All Opening Day Batters at


Alex Patton Alex

His 1969 Strat-o-matic card is one of the best ever made.

Tanner Rainey Washington Nationals

Seems we are missing his 2018 MLB stats with Cincy, per Baseball-Ref that is.

They are pretty ugly:

7 IP 19 ER 12 BB/ 7K 24.43 ERA 3.57 WHIP

Sean Doolittle Washington Nationals

His bid needs to be slashed not trimmed! How's $12 for Doolittle sound with $12 for Hudson? Then let's watch as Tanner Rainey winds up as the closer by mid-season.


29-man team rosters for the first month of the season, according to this writer.

John Thomas Roll2

Re the Belt thread, I'm noticing the Toy Cannon has 129 OPS+ and 130 wRC+.

Again close to the same.

Alex Patton Alex
Sean Doolittle Washington Nationals

I've trimmed AP4.

Trust all of you are still working on your bids!

Alex Patton Alex

Peter can you also delete last year's NL2 league?  NL1 is gone from my Onroto but NL2 remains.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX


Wynn also set a new National League record with 148 walks during the 1969 season, and that total is still tied for the 14th-highest single-season walk total in baseball history

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sean Doolittle Washington Nationals

Alex -- I think there's a lot of question if he or Hudson will get the majority of the saves. I think Doolittle gets more, but Hudson may be the better bet (cheaper with good upside).

Kent Ostby Seadogs

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