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If players are going to break out in a season, they don’t always break out the first week of a season.  I’m reminded of another Phillies player, Dominic Brown.  The year he broke out, it didn’t happen until June of that year.  Of course, in subsequent years, his swing got long like Don Johnson’s in The Harrad Experiment and rather than working his way back in the cages, Brown was preoccupied with avoiding his stalker, Tehol.  This brings us to another potential breakout, Aaron Altherr.  Or as Mystikal calls him, Altherr.  You don’t have to be scurred, he’s doing his thang.  Altherr hit two more homers yesterday (2-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .351), and is one of the hottest players in the majors this week.  Of course, this won’t continue, but to what degree will this tail off?  By the way, I want to be a judge at a twerking competition called a Tail Off.  In the minors, he’s shown speed (20-ish) and power (teen-ish).  With his Ks and BABIP, his average will come down a long way (maybe .250), but I see no reason why he can’t be a 17/20/.250 hitter on the year, and definitely a must own.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Maikel Franco – Sat out yesterday due to overall suckage.  Which is different than how that guy from Hee Haw suffocated when a large pile of costumes fell on him.  That was overalls suckage.

Tommy Joseph – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Guys and five girl readers, it’s happening.  I can feel it.  Granted, that might’ve been the tacos I had for lunch yesterday.

Joaquin Benoit – 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  “I’m going to hold Benoit for just a few more days to make sure Neris is the closer…Wait, why am I soiling myself?  Oh em gee, what is happening?!”

Hisashi Iwakuma – Hit the DL and is headed for an MRI on his shoulder.  Some questioned how serious his injury was, but Hisashi said, “Don’t judge, udon know me.”  M’s trainer said, “Ramen to that,” but Iwakuma shook his head, “Only I do Japanese food puns.”

Robinson Cano -4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .296.  Apparently, his strained quad from Tuesday wasn’t that big of a deal!  Haha, sigh.  Ah, we had a good laugh, didn’t we?  Hello?  Are you there, God?  It’s me Grey.  *waits for a reply*  Hmm, guess I don’t need to write this in a house of worship.  Goodbye, El Pollo Loco!

Danny Valencia – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, third homer in the last eight days, which Paul McCartney says is a week.  I grabbed Valencia yesterday for a batty call, and now I’ve might’ve fallen in love with a hot schmotato.

Ben Gamel – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .373.  Crizzappy Phillie pitching hasn’t hurt, but Gamel now heads to the Jays and a pitching staff I’m not particularly impressed by, outside of Stroman.  That felt like a shaggy dog story for Ben G.

Geovany Soto – Hasn’t ruled out surgery on his elbow.  His team hopes he decides soon, because he’s been wearing a backwards hospital gown on the team bus for a week now.

Andrew Toles – Diagnosed with a torn right ACL and is out for the season.  Just terrible, terrible news–This means Cody Bellinger will be up all season!

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Did someone call my name?  *blushes, bats eyelashes, sprays breath freshener in mouth, coughs*  I think that was my aerosol deodorant.

Kenta Maeda – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.03.  Okay, the Royals are the dog’s bollocks for breakfast, or whatever that British expression is that means vomit, but the Pirates look like they’re putting the combobulate in discombobulated.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-1 but didn’t start yesterday with hamstring tightness.  WebMD says this is not a byproduct of going H.A.M.

Jeurys Familia – 1/3 IP, 3 ER and the blown save.  Wow, wasn’t expecting him to throw my ERA through a glass door.  Am I confusing my Mets abusers?  Was that Reyes and Familia simply ran into a family reunion with a steak knife?  Or was that K-Rod when he was in New York?  I get all of these confused.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .283.  I want to stretch the baseball season out like I’m eating Laffy Taffy, but, damn, I can’t wait until the 2nd half just so Bruce disappears into oblivion.

Brandon Crawford – Should be back today with a healthy groin.  As any other adult male, if I hear more groin news about another man, I will relay that to you immediately.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 5th homer, and 3rd straight game with a home run.  To paraphrase the wordsmith rapper, Ludacris, “Posey Posey poppin’, Posey Posey poppin’, Posey Posey poppin’, Posey Posey poppin’, his owners doing a handstand.”

Christian Arroyo – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .242.  As someone who actually owns this schmohawk in a few leagues, there’s nothing to see here.

Derek Law – 1 IP, 2 ER and the save.  Totally biased when I say this because I have Hunter Strickland in a league, and not Law, but I hope this shaky outing causes Bochy to rethink the closer role in San Fran while Melancon is out.  I’m also fully aware that Bochy needs to start thinking about this immediately for us to see any change by Friday, because of Bochy’s Karnak the Inhuman-sized head.

Danny Salazar – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.20 vs. Francisco Liriano – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.35.  The Regressions Fairies usually check Instagram or chat during the bottom of innings, but for this one they stayed alert for both sides of the action.  Terrific.  Against that Jays’ lineup, Salazar?  Really?  The Amish Porsche, Ezequiel Carrera, was hitting 2nd and that lineup is so bad, it actually made sense.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .177.  I’m pretty much done telling people to hold onto Bautista.  I think he will be better than he has been, but the key phrase there is ‘has been,’ and I don’t think we ever see the Bautista we once saw.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his his 6th homer, hitting .259.  Salami Tom!

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .312.  He’s hitting under-.200 in the last week, which is especially crazy because the Diamondbacks were in Colorado just a few days ago.  This blurb was brought to you by Travelocity.  Gnome your price!

Koda Glover – Worked a scoreless inning in rehab.  My money’s on him getting the most saves in Washington until they trade for someone in July who turns out to be much worse than advertised.  I.e., Koda Glover, not 3rd Act Break Glover but maybe Denouement Glover.

Shawn Kelley – Yesterday, he made a simulated appearance.  One would get arrested for that in Saudi Arabia.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  Nice bounce back on his strikeouts, which are still way down on the year, though everything else is pretty close to his norm.  What do you think his norm ERA is?  Go ahead guess.  Lavender?  What kind of guess is that?  I’d say his norm ERA is 3.50.  I bet there’s a lot of people that would consider it lower.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer.  For the past week, I’ve been talking about the schmotato that is Werth.

Matt Albers – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.69.  Rawr!  I understand Albers is a bit out of the box as the closer, but c’mon, Dusty, go with Matt Albers!  He sounds almost like he hangs out with Mushmouth!

Michael Taylor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .238.  Trea’s been pretty yawnstipating, but don’t let Taylor get hot, because that Nats’ lineup is ruthless, as Brad Brach (1/3 IP, 3 ER and his 2nd blown save, ERA at 3.79) found out last night.  I’m currently holding Darren O’Day in one league where I really need saves, and this will lead to at least four people asking how I didn’t mention Brach’s blow up.  Shizz was buried in another blurb — blurbied!

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .239.  Take note of all the people in the comments wanting to sell Trumbo for 27 cents on the dollar.  Like suddenly he’s not a 35+ homer hitter if healthy.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs Line!

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer, hitting .336.  In strictly a battle of Reggie Cleveland All-Stars, Freeman is out-distancing Charlie Blackmon.  Whoever wins gets a date with Rachel Dolezal.

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .234.  Funny (not funny) that he homered the same day as Tommy Joseph.  Perhaps it’s a false equivalency, or perhaps I don’t know what a false equivalency means, but I could see both Adonis and Joseph singing a siren song to fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) who need a corner infidel.

Kendrys Morales – MRI revealed a minor hamstring strain.  Meh, he only needs to be healthy in July to get traded.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and five homers in the last eleven games.  He’s not doing much beyond power, but if you need the long ball, grab Morrison or an 85-year-old man.

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a grand slam, his 3rd homer, and 3rd in five games.  When I’ve mentioned Rasmus three times in a week, you know what to do.

Chris Archer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  Archer’s solid, fo’ sho, but the Royals also appear to be back to tricks.  One such trick is the Disappearing Chance For Runs Trick.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .180.  Ain’t saying that he got hot around this time last year which propelled him to the place where you drafted him this year, but I am saying that.

Hanley Ramirez – Played 1st base for about nine outs before he left with an injury.  You really needed his bat in the lineup that badly?  You’re disgrace, super-uninteresting Red Sox manager whose name people like me forget.

Keon Broxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs as he hit leadoff.  It’s all coming together.  Cue evil laughter!  Intern?  Are you there?  I need evil laughter?  Hmm, he must’ve stepped out.

Ryan Braun – Left the game with calf tightness.  I doubt his constant day-to-dayness has anything to do with his body breaking down due to taking PEDs.  I might be using the word ‘doubt’ incorrectly.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .351.  You know how surnames indicate what your ancestors’ professions were?  Like Albright prolly means ‘shining light of intelligence,’ so what does Gyorko mean?  Don’t wanna say your family was a bunch of prude hookers giving hand jays, but it’s kinda what it means.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Hit the DL after re-aggravating his oblique injury.  J.T. Riddle will take over for him once he recovers from a finger bruise, and Steve Lombardozzi was called up to fill-in too.  Fun fact!  Riddle wears question mark leotards under his uniform, and Lombardozzi has a “World’s Best Pooper” trophy by his john he calls the Lombardozzi Trophy.  For fantasy, somehow, Adeiny is the one with the best bat of these three.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 10th and 11th steal as he hits still in the nine hole.  Cool!  Experiment over, Don Mattingly!  Move him back up!  Please don’t let that barren-lipped fool think this proves Gordon is more comfortable at the bottom of the order.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .281.  Yelich seems to have fallen in love with fly balls like he fell in love with Fidget Spinners.  If you remember, I was worried about Yelich’s ground balls in the preseason.  Well, they’re there (stutterer!).  His fly balls are up too.  Unfortch, his line drives are awful and his hard contact is down too.  Could be a small sample size thing — that’s what she said! — but there’s indications here he might be a .250 hitter this year.

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Take what I said for Tommy Joseph + what I said about Adonis Garcia = Lil Uzi Vert’s Marilyn Manson chain.  Hmm, math is off there.  Was supposed to equal “same for Bour.”

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at .296.  Could a guy have an under-3 ERA and feel like he’s underperforming?  What do Yu think?

Erick Aybar – 2-for-3 and a slam (4) and legs (4).  It’s a nice story how well Aybar is doing for the Padres, but it’s the worst thing that could happen.  It’s the kind of affirmation that leads the Padres to sign guys like The Federalist (last year) and their entire pitching staff.  The Padres should be ride or die with all prospects.  You’re welcome, I just fixed you like Chris Martin fixed Gwyneth.

Chad Pinder – 1-for-4, 2 RBI and his 2nd homer, hitting .290 as he platoons at 2nd base.  Oldish prospect who Prospector Ralph said this about, “Pinder is the ultimate Floorbored, boring hit tool middle infielder with a little pop, and not much speed.  He’s got some swing and miss for a contact guy too.  Could factor in as a streamer in deep leagues, but not the most exciting profile for fantasy.  Though not ‘nails on the chalkboard like Grey’s voice’ bad either.”  Hey, not cool!

Andrew Triggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.21.  He’s my best performing starter in my NFBC league.  Ah, baseball, you evil, mistress that boils my bunny.  Also, you know once we get comfortable with Triggs it’s going to be one roofie after another until you’re walking around saying, “I feel so light without my spleen.”

Mike Trout – Remained out due to his hamstring.  The way Trout is going, the Angels will be able to backdate a DL stint nine days, 23 hours and forty-five minutes.

Addison Russell – Scratched with shoulder soreness.  When asked how bad the injury was, he said, “Hurts.”  Wow, so curt, Russell.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  Should’ve known Coors would have no affect on Hendricks.  Just have to worry about starting Hendricks on smack.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 14th save.  Someone was inspired by Jeanmar Gomez’s SAGNOF of the Year award win last year.

German Marquez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Elias Sports Bureau said that German Marquez pitched the best game ever for someone who sounds like a Nazi that escaped to South America.

 
  1. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    I thought for sure the headline would’ve been “For Whom the Bell Toles.”

    But I guess that was a bit too obvious.

  2. Bear of the schwarb says:
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    Hey, if I could land bellinger for bundy do I pull the trigger?

    Altherr or jose peraza in a shallow redraft?
    Thanks

  3. Bryzzo says:
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    jose peraza ian kinsler- michael brantley wade miley
    which side wins?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bryzzo: Peraza side

    • bigbear says:
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      @Bryzzo: Think I agree with F. But I’ve been frustrated with Peraza this year though…

      I was looking at Miley’s pitch selection the other day. For the past few years he’s thrown his 4-seamer as his #1 pitch. This year it’s the 2-seamer. That could explain how he’s doing better this year. Time will tell…

  4. SallyCips says:
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    Yo Grey! Good night! Good morning?

    My pal, a Phillies fan, messaged me last night:
    “did you pick up Altherr?”
    “Nah, I went with Pillar at the time.”
    “Oh he’s a monster right now!”
    ” er, thanks”.
    His review at the time, close to two weeks ago, was “he’s ok, not sure about playing time”. Grrrrr!

    Was offered Arrietta and Sal Perez for my Bruce and Paxton. I need the solid bat at catcher more than RF/1B, and Paxton’s durability scares me. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @SallyCips: I’d hold

      • bigbear says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Agree with F again.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bear of the schwarb: definitely get Bellinger. Peraza@SallyCips: Take Arrietta and Perez. Paxton’s injury is forearm/elbow related and thats never good.

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Apologies, but shortly after posting that I pulled the trigger. I understood as I posted it that a. The love for higher tier catchers is nonexistent and b. We like shiny new things more than the old. Of course, Arrietta’s velocity is a concern. For me, though, having a complete hole at catcher when I can replace with a solid consistent offensive player is something I’m into. Also, the Paxton concern is much greater than the Arrietta based not only on the current situation, but track record. He can come back next week and be out by the 3rd inning for the ROS. Bruce, man, I ain’t buying. It sounds like neither are you. So, yeah I pulled the trigger before hearing any feedback, but I had been debating/reviewing all night prior to posting. In a way kinda glad I pulled the trigger first, I think I would have spent the entire day debating it even more with this advice! lol Thanks though, gents. We’ll see how it goes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully it works for you!

  5. Great Bambino says:
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    Sup Grey. I actually think this is a different Jay Bruce. Kevin Long has a way of “fixing” certain kinds of players like Grandy. Bruce has cut his K’s a bit this year as well as lower his extreme fly ball rate. Looks like he has a different approach and a more level swing now. I traded Wacha for him to a manager who lost Thor. I think Bruce will have a really nice season. And that’s me quoting me.

    • Great Bambino says:
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      @Great Bambino: also, Bruce should have 11 homeruns. He lost one to a rainout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Great Bambino: Everyone always thinks it’s a different Bruce in May

  6. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    14 team h2h OBP (no AVG) with total bases/hits added.

    1. gomez drop for choo/rasmus/gamel/tj rivera/valencia

    2. moreland drop for to-jo? or could drop gomez here too but i’d have 3 1B and short OF due to trout/hicks playing time issues.

    hitters are
    C hedges
    1B myers
    2B miller
    SS villar
    3B longo
    OF (3) desmond/stanton/trout
    util (2) hernan/moreland
    BN gomez/hicks
    DL murphy
    NA meadows
    show that as i don’t know if i have enough steals if drop gomez.

    3. also delino is possible add, but i’m stronger in runs/steals and weaker in OBP/HR/RBI/total bases.

  7. Great Bambino says:
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    Also, 14 team H2H redraft league.

    Cut 1 to activate Manaea/stream: Gardner, Ellsbury, Hicks.

    Please say Ellsbury. My heart wants to hold both Gardner (leading off for the Yanks) and Hicks who you just want to root for cuz he’s breaking out. Ellsbury is just such a joke of a contract..

    Thanks as always!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Great Bambino: Ellsbury has jumped the shark. What are you doing drafting all Yankee OFers not named Judge?!

  8. goodfold2 says:
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    best holds guy
    rosa/j.smith/vizcaino

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up.

    1) altherr or Hernan Perez ?
    2) JC Ramirez or drew pomeranz ?

    Thanks !

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: 1. Alther 2. JC

  10. carter franz says:
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    We have a slight crisis in our RCL and I was wondering what people think. One player is saying it is cheating to not carry a catcher and have an extra bench bat. Thoughts?

    • Tigres says:
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      Not cheating. If settings let you do it, you can do it.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @carter franz: Tell that player to stop being a little bitch. It’s 100% not cheating.

    • Cram It says:
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      @carter franz: That’s one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard. How is it cheating? Tell that bitch to shut up.

    • WNWDOTCOM says:
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      @carter franz: I haven’t rostered a catcher in weeks. I don’t understand why that would be considered cheating. It’s a weak position and the roster spot is better suited elsewhere.

    • knucks says:
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      @carter franz: Yea, what Phil the Tigre of the Future said. Send him a link to Cramit.com. That is… tell him to pop shove it.

    • bigbear says:
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      @carter franz: What’s the difference in that and some slub who doesn’t pull a guy from playing when he’s on the DL?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @carter franz: Completely Legal. Up his butt.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @carter franz: agree with others.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @carter franz: It’s cheating

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: oh noisey. Don’t you know that article 6 section C subset IV of the rules of fantasy baseball states ” a catcher is not necessary unless stipulated before the season by the commissioner as a requirement to accumulate stats for that day” Now that doesn’t make the guy a huge pussy for gining out and finding his loophole but this is the internet. They don’t have to look us in the eye

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @J-FOH: Teams have catchers in real baseball!

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @J-FOH: Next you’re going to tell me every team doesn’t need to have a 5 man SP rotation. Blasphemous!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What if someone had Russell Martin on the DL in their catcher slot would they be cheating? Technically, in real baseball teams have active players playing

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Grey: What if a real baseball team put Martin on said DL Monday friggin afternoon? I’d kill for Suzuki’s .250 AVG!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, but seriously, what if someone has a DL’d player in their active lineup, is that cheating?

                • nick the smooth dick says:
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                  @Grey: (Noisey is poking fun. Play along G)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’m slow, I want answers!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    But is it cheating?! I’m going to take a nap

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Come on now Grey. It was a goof…a wisecrack….a lark!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You larked me!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe that’s Lark’d

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: Better than getting magpied!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Guess I’m eating crow

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: You broke the cardinal rule

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      At least I’m not a stool pigeon

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: You’re just finding the truth hard to swallow.

                      Running low here, bird puns are not my forte.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      These are gnu for me — dah!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: I’d be lion if I didn’t say you really fowled that up!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You can be such a bear!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: I’m just hamming it up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We’re not even trying to do animal puns anymore, are ewe?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: Bunch a dodo’s

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I take back everything bad Ive said about you over the last week

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: Good for her, she was trying to distract the guy robin second base.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That bird!

  11. RJ says:
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    Was considering offering this trade up: my Conforto and Story for his T. Turner.
    My team:
    C. Mesoraco
    1B. Abreu
    2B. Segura
    3B. J. Turner
    SS. Correa
    CI. Hanley
    MI. Story
    OF. Benintendi, JBJ, Springer, Conforto, DeShields
    UTIL. Bellinger
    BN. Alonso
    DL. Haniger, Dahl

    And I would slot in Bellinger at OF to replace Conforto and Alonso would start as my UTIL.

    The only caveat…Conforto can be kept in 2018 at a 24th round price…would you do this trade Grey?? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RJ: I’d want Conforto/Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RJ: I’d take Turner, though knowing your league would help

  12. Mike says:
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    10 team, H2H. Just got offered strasburg for my ozuna.

    My keys bats include abreu, jean segura, manny, didi, Harper, trout, Beltre(who should be back soon) Marwin Gonzalez and yondar alonso(both of whom I’m trying to shop)

    My arms are cueto, stroman, Salazar, gerrit cole, bundy, sonny gray, Thor and E-rod. I’m also going to try and snag King Felix off waivers in the next day or so.

    Should I pull the trigger on that offer?

    • theone189 says:
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      @Mike: @Mike:

      1000% do it asap. Ozuna will be catching that flight back to earth very shortly. His Babip & his iso are a bit high but that his ground ball /Flyball rate compared to HR/FB rate is pretty ridiculous. This guy is going to on one of those Jose Abreu slumps. Sell high while you can as this guy doesn’t profile as a 30hr guy as he appears now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Sounds decent

  13. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Do I trade Bellinger and KHendricks for BHarper in a 10-team league with OPS in place of AVG? One catch…we keep three players each year and Bellinger can be had for one more year in round 25.

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: I don’t know who would accept that.

    • Cram It says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: What Featherbottom said.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: What Cram It said.

      • Making it up says:
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        @Slimcompoop: What the voice in my head said.

        Wait what were we talking about?

    • bigbear says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: If you can get Harper for that, do it. But like the voice in Making it up’s head said…

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: agree with Cram, poop, bottom

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Agree with Grey, Poop, Bear, not Springer.

    • PublicEnemy#1 says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: How this is made possible…Dodger fans are like Yankee fans. They’re a sucker for their own!

  14. Glenn Halpern says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hicks, Altherr, Gardner, Schebler and Alonso are ALL still available in my league. who should i pick up?
    Drop Kepler for one of em, or still too early? other drop options are Mazara and Peralta..

    Thanks!
    Glenn

  15. Daniel Menezes says:
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    Marwin Gonzalez or Hernan Perez?

  16. Mello Yello says:
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    “Woomp Altherr it is…”

    “Hey George. The ocean called, they’re running out of shrimp.”

    “Oh yeah, Riley?…well the Gyorko Store called, they’re running out of you!”

    “There’s something in the way Cody Bellinger moves.
    Looks my way or calls my name.
    It seems to leave this troubled world behind.
    If I’m feeling Dodger Blue, or troubled by some foolish game.
    Cody always seems to make me change my mind…

    …and I feel fine, anytime Cody hits one out
    Cody hits one out…almost all the time…
    …and if I’m well, you can tell that Cody hit that shizz
    Cody hits that shizz…all the effin’ time, and I feel fine.”

  17. Foul balls says:
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    Always informative, and the knowledge gained priceless. I had the good fortune to pick up Colby crotchface Rasmus CCR last weekend. The growth he has going on looks similar to band members or their roadies. Put me in coach Altherr or Rasmus?

  18. Mazzara and Franco are in the dumps

    Greg Poland, choo, Pederson are on the waivers or free agents
    rank these five bums my brother

  19. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Choo went 3 for 3 in leadoff last night. Drop Wong for him?

    • Bean Me Blazer says:
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      @Bean Me Blazer: Sorry, I got excited and forgot details. Im in a 5×5 roto with 25 moves left on the season.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bean Me Blazer: Hold…not worth it with limited moves

      • Bean Me Blazer says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: That’s what I needed to hear. Thanks!

  20. Sean Smith says:
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    Of course the day I finally drop JBJ he goes yard! I’m not looking back, well maybe just a little. At least his replacement Altherr almost equaled Bradley’s season totals in 1 day for me.

  21. Synyster says:
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    Very little I look forward to in the morning except for this stuff! Thanks!

    Are these guys automatic bench tonight?

    [email protected] – he’s finally facing a MLB team.
    [email protected] – this one in a little less worried about, but still worried.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Synyster: Bundy is risky but I’m starting him…Cole is a bench for me.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: For some reason i had AJ cole in my head when i read this…I’m starting Garrett

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: or Gerrit however the fuck he spells it

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Synyster: I’d start both.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Synyster: I own Benoit and Familia, so I’m starting Bundy!

  22. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    C- McCann
    1b- goldy
    2b- Odor
    ss-Correa
    mi-schoop
    ci-santana
    3b Castellanos
    of stanton
    of j upton
    of duvall
    of werth
    u Broxton
    b polanco

    10 team OPS league. currently last in avg, OPS and home runs. Would you just hold here? continue benching Polanco or move on for someone who will hit more bombs?

    available FA
    Marwin
    Morrison
    Rasmus
    Domingo
    Gamel
    Mancini
    Holliday

  23. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    In your opinion, is Lewis Brinson still the best prospect stash aside from Yoan Moncada right now? Or has your opinion changed? And I know these things can be tough to predict, but when do you expect him to get the call, especially now that Santana and Brox have decided to hit? Thanks brother! Keep up the fine work!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: RALPH!!!!….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kas: Bronson is ahead of Moncada for me. Moncada has issues that need working out before they call him up. I saw the other day they say he’s not even close which means he’s either real close or actually not close.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Kas: I like Brinson better, think he’ll be up when Braun get traded in July.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Morning, Moncada is best

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Kas: Yeah he’s the best besides Moncada.

      ON the Moncada topic, since when has the number 1 prospect in baseball slashed .342/.414/.538 with 6 homers, 9 steals, and had Bb% and K% of 11.3% and 26.3% and still been considered a potential bust?

      He’s not close because of super 2 shizz, and a lack of a real reason for the Chi-Sox to call him up. The boy is good!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I hear his glove has some concerns

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: I’m not in any fielding % leagues. LOL

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: of, course, what was I thinking that real baseball may consider the ability to play defensively. Im so foolish

            • Chucky says:
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              Excellent point!

  24. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up, well what I could see reading 100 mph!

    a. Am in Don Ameche for a stupid meeting.

    b. Gtg so….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 11

    Sheriff: ‘Well, we all appreciate your concern, Colonel. We’ll try to be extra careful!

    Colonel Samuel Trautman: ‘I’m just amazed he allowed any of your posse to live.’

    Sheriff: ‘Is that right?’

    Colonel Samuel Trautman: ‘Strictly speaking, he slipped up. You’re lucky to be breathing!’

    Sheriff: ‘That’s just great! Colonel, you came out here to find out why one of your machines blew a gasket!

    Colonel Samuel Trautman: ‘You don’t seem to want to accept the fact that you’re dealing with an expert in guerilla warfare.’

    c. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s conclusion for the week. It will blow your mind.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  25. Bas says:
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    Sir Grey!

    Avisail Garcia, Kepler, M. Santana, Reddick and DeShields (the dentist;-)) are all available or already on my team. Can u rank them. I have 3 spots on my team (also have Bradley and Pederson by the way but feel I have to keep them for now.

    Thanks!
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: I don’t know who M. Santana is — Prolly Delino, Kepler

      • Bas says:
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        @Grey: Sorry , Domingo Santana

  26. Phil of the Future says:
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    One day soon, BB. My offense is going to wake up with like an 8 homer day. Can it be today?

  27. josepht says:
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    4×4 j dyson for pence .what do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @josepht: More of a needs type trade….Pence

  28. Wnwdotcom says:
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    Side one
    Josh Donaldson
    Justin Wilson

    Side two
    Yoan Moncada
    Keneley Jansen
    Matt Holliday

    Who wins this trade? Thanks everyone!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wnwdotcom: Donaldson

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Wnwdotcom: Unless this is a keeper league and you’re already playing for next year. Donaldson, not close.

      • Wnwdotcom says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Razzball readers play for championships. Every year.

  29. Vee says:
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    Drop former household names like Adam jones to pick up Altherr on the waiver? When or what criteria to drop Adam jones-like players that might still have potential for a decent season and are slumping? Thanks!

    • vee says:
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      @Vee: Grey, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vee: I’d hold Jones

      • vee says:
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        @Grey: thank you good sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. flo-g-money says:
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    Gallo, hosmer, alonso ros?

    Thanks!

  31. Chris says:
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    10team 5×5 OBP

    Two trades on table, can only do one or I’m out of SP:

    My Urias for Kemp

    My Tanaka + Someone* for Cespedes

    *He would probably try to make someone equal to Bellinger or Devenski

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Kemp

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks,

        And as a second level to this, Kemp would give me logjam at OF, I’m considering Pollock plus maybe Devenski for Donaldson. I have Maikel and Beltre for 3B but not happy with either… should I get Josh D?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Chris says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks again and last one-

            If I do the Urias for Kemp part, I would need to always bench an OF out of Pollock, Desmond, Bellinger, Trumbo, Springer, Kemp

            I was offered Scherzer for Pollock and Bellinger

            My SP has been good to date but is mostly injured. I have Kluber, Paxton, Tanaka, Taillon, Cahill, Urias (for now) and Eickhoff

            Scherzer solidifies that nicely…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me

  32. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Broxton or Bradley ROS?

    muchos danke

  33. knucks says:
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    Go Mystikal, Go Mystikal, Go

    Hold up. Look I’m 40 baby, go slow.
    My back sore, I can’t party like that no more.

    Move Fast by Galactic. This will be in my head all day now.

  34. Brian Blacklow says:
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    “Whoever wins gets a date with Rachel Dolezal.”

    Sure the advice is great, but this is why I read. Next level stuff. Well done.

    But I do like the advice too. On that note….

    Would you trade Kenta Maeda or Jon Lester for Kenley Jansen in an NL Only League?

    -Brian

  35. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Salami Tom!

  36. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Benintendi and McCullers for Sale and Piscotty? Staff is DeGrom, McCullers, Ray, Maeda, Nova, Samardjzia and OF is Harper, Betts, Benintendi.

    As always, thanks for the help!

  37. charlie batch says:
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    Matt garza has been better in each of his 3 consecutive starts, what are your thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @charlie batch: I wouldn’t touch him other than for a stream here or there

      • charlie batch says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: theres been talk of Garza confronting his ego and embracing change, with the success of zimmerman and alonso this season it has me intrigued he could have turned the corner – his xfip is a run better than previous 3 seasons, but it is a very small sample size

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @charlie batch: Yeah and at 33/34 years old he is who he is for the most part.

          • charlie batch says:
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            @Grey: No, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel – http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/mlb/brewers/2017/03/02/notes-brewers-pitcher-matt-garza-learns-embrace-change/98629788/

            “Garza is no longer the guy who can rear back and consistently get swings and misses with his fastball and slider. Instead, he’s pitching to contact in hopes of inducing soft contact and ground-ball outs.

            ..

            “It’s more of how big a pride bubble you have,” Garza said. “Are you willing to sacrifice what you feel you’ve built up as a reputation? As a competitor you don’t like to lose, so if you’re a true competitor you’ll change. You’ll adapt. You’ll learn how to survive.

            “The last years, that’s what I’ve been having to do. I wasn’t full strength and didn’t have a lot of my breaking stuff all the time. I have a completely different outlook now, and I feel like I’m way ahead of where I’ve been in the past during the spring at this time.””

            Still probably crap, but may be worth a flyer if theres any credibility behind his attempt to change his game, combined with 3 well played outings.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s a Brewers’ mouth piece, no?

              • charlie batch says:
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                @Grey: What form of media is least biased? Players should each have a youtube channel. The words are Garza’s own, regardless of mouth piece. The “pitching to contact” narrative is easily fact checked on fangraphs

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Garza is the most biased, no? You’ve never heard a player say he feels better than ever only to watch him be total crap?

                  • charlie batch says:
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                    @Grey: I definitely have. I am not pro-Garza, I asked your opinion on him. I see 3 good outings strung together and rationalize he may be a good speculative add considering he says he is working on changing his game and costs next to nothing to pick up (6% ownership in yahoo). For every Zimm and Alonso that have had recent success and have made mechanical changes at the plate, there are the uncountable masses that have not had success by making changes. Still, I asked your opinion, and thanks for giving it :)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, no problem… Not trying to be argumentative, btw, just saying I don’t believe Garza

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @charlie batch: Unless deep league just stream for now. He does have some interesting peripherals with his slider that he has used more often than recent years which is inducing a lot of swing and misses outside of zone. He’s worth keeping an eye on.

  38. Scott says:
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    Do you see anything in devon travis that makes you think he will turn his season around and come close to your projections? Who do you like better ROS: travis or bregman? My Mi spot has been killing me. I own bregman. I passed on a lot of FA since i didnt want to drop a guy too early and they finally start hitting on someone elses team. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Bregman…but if its not a keeper league you can keep your options open.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Nope, he’s completely struggling, but season’s long — Bregman

  39. eric says:
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    Yahoo 5×5 ROS:
    Lackey or Nova
    Cervelli or Castillo
    Lamb or H Perez

    • knucks says:
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      @eric: I’d go Nova, Beef, Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Agree w/ knucks

  40. Swfcdan says:
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    Offer Shaw for Moistasskiss a decent buy low/sell high? Or with the Royals sucking so much, might Shaw actually be more valuable now?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Or Castellanos a better buy low option?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: And Shaw/Castellanos potatoes/potahtoes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw

  41. Swayzee says:
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    Arietta and Judge or Pineda and Giancarlo

  42. Swfcdan says:
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    Also would you take DeGrom over Klubot in a dynasty now?

  43. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Mornin brothahman, grabbing Altherr made me feel a little better about dropping Bellinger in one league when it was thought he’d be sent down (did grab Severino for him though).

    10 Team H2H points league with bonuses for 2B, 3B, HR’s; 10Pts for W/CG/Shutout/No Hit, -5 for L’s. Unlimited moves. Pretty large buy in.

    Trying to optimize my current roster:
    C – Wieters
    1B – Wil Myers
    2B – Trea Turner
    3B – Justin Turner
    SS – Chris Owings
    MI – Jonathan Villar
    CI – Yonder Alonso
    OF – Trout, Springer, Conforto, Puig, Mazara
    U – Altherr
    Bench – Schoop, Hosmer, Franco

    SPs – Carrasco, Severino, Urias, Maeda, Duffy, Eduardo Rodriguez
    RP’s – Feliz, Colome, Betances (no holds league though)
    Bench – Lackey, T. Walker

    DL – Haniger, Syndergaard

    Pitching is at a premium in this league, and Thors injury paired with Walker and Duffy being so ‘meh’ have me excessively rosterbaiting and referring to SON.

    The bench slots are who I value the least on my squad, but they “could” improve. Anyone you think I should be dropping to free up a streaming slot, anyone I should just drop, anyone besides Duffy I should be actively trying to sell? Sorry for the long read, thanks in advance (secretly wishing Bellinger gets sent down for no good reason, wouldnt wish an injury on anyone).

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Take that back, I do love me some Schoop (there it is), but it’s hard justifying not using Turner in the 2B slot.

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Not sure why my comments are still needing moderation. I took the underscore out of the name.

      Last question of the day. We rolling Eduardo Rodriguez out against MIL today? Brauns out and I still need 6 more starts against the person I’m tied for 1st with in this weeks matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Ed-Rod is a start — Consolidate bats… Villar and Alonso for one great MI or CI and play Schoop or Hosmer in other spot

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, you do man!

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Does Kyle Seager or Odor constitute “great”, or is that too low?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I still believe in Odor, Seager concerns me

  44. Alex says:
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    I’m feeling a little bit of regret after trading Bundy for Brach, probably could have picked up a better closer…

    However, Brach’s blowup was a freak accident. Werth hit that homer on the 11th pitch of the AB, wasn’t a bad pitch, and Harper’s single was a slap to the opposite field against the shift. I think (hope) he’ll keep the job.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Losing Bundy wont kill you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree w/ F

  45. Chet says:
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    Hi, Everyone.

    Best guess as to which 2 will have the highest ADP next year: Hernan Perez, Tommy Joseph, Justin Bour, Joc Pederson.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chet: Joc, Perez

  46. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I was real close to dropping JBJ but saw he was on the bench for a few games and decided to wait – I hope you are right about him turning it on like last year. Couple of questions:

    1. Drop Avasail for Altherr, Buxton or Pham?

    2. Drop Moreland for Gyorko?

    3. Rank these ROS – Addison Russell, Tim Beckham, Cozart?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: 1. Alther 2. Gyorko 3. You did

  47. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How much FAAB (out of 100) would you bid on Alther in a keeper?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @knucks: Medium likely haha. It’s keep 7, +$3 inflation. If he throws up a .260 20/20, he’d be someone on my shortlist for a final keeper . . . and more importantly someone I could trade (everyone in my league wants to have the cheapest keepers, rather than the best guys who may not be cheap but also aren’t above their draft day price). I actually have a pretty stacked outfield, but see him as good trade bait worst case.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Always forget! 12 teams, 5 OF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $7

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  48. Mark says:
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    Brad Miller is frustrating. He started bad last year, then hit 30. So you figure he would come out on fire, but again he has started bad this year.

    I just don’t understand. He isn’t killing me YET, but no real power and still under .200. I see him drawing walks but is there another silver lining?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Mark: My plan is to bench him until he looks to be at the beginning of a hot streak. If I remember last year, he hit like 14-16 HRs in a two month span at one point.

      • Mark Maharaj says:
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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:
        I have him starting. I keep waiting as he’s walking at an unbelievable 20% clip. I keep thinking he’ll have a big breakout game where he hit s 2homers and 5rbis out so.

        He’s a keeper that i invested in and just frustrates me. I have 7 guys on the dl. I need Miller but again i dont want this disaster to continue.

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Mark Maharaj: I feel ya on BMiller, I’m waiting him out too. His entire career has been a bad start, so why would 2017 change that? Also talk about him losing some AB’s once Duffy comes back and the infield shifts around. Beckham is finally turning it around too after a Miller-esque start to his career. I’d give it 2-3 more weeks of Miller on the bench. Grab Reyes for now, shortstops are hard to come by.

  49. LeggoPens says:
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    Dropped Peraza for Altherr (team is struggling, need wins now). Dumb move – pick him back up?

    Could’ve dropped harvey instead but im hoping for some rebound starts so I can trade him.

    10 team roto h2h

    • LeggoPens says:
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      @LeggoPens: Also had russell martin and picked up cervelli. What are the chances he’s even semi for real?

      • Cram It says:
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        @LeggoPens: Tomato tomahto.

  50. lackeydrinksonme says:
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    Losing patience with Salazar. Anyone else? Trade targets? H2H points league, 12-team.

    Trying for Urias.

    • HomerHWBush says:
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      @lackeydrinksonme: Right there with you. Weighing a trade for Roark straight up. I just can’t stand the early runs and high pitch counts, the K’s aren’t worth it anymore.

  51. Waldorf says:
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    Grey would you try and sell Gallo to buy Schwarber?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Waldorf: Feels like a lateral move to me.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Gallo’s average will be .220, but he’ll hit 35 HRs. Schwarber’s average should improve, and he’ll likely hit 30 HRs.

        Gallo has Beltre to contend with playing time eventually. Gallo’s def isn’t great, Beltre’s is still very good.

        Schwarber feels like the right choice.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @CMUTimmah: I just don’t see much of a difference either way

  52. Jon Strayer says:
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    Looking to grab a MI upgrade and sell high on Starlin and Pineda. Who are a couple of guys you’d target in a 2 for 1? Standard roto

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Jon Strayer: Segura? Lindor? Xander?

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Anyone that’s an upgrade over Starlin?

        • Jon Strayer says:
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          @Cram It: Seems like you’d want a certain amount of upgrade to be willing to part with Pineda. What do you think about Jose Ramirez?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Jon Strayer: Eh, any upgrade from Starlin would make it worth it. I’d aim higher than Ramirez. Like the top tier guys, what Knoche said, throw Seager and Trea in there. Maybe even Machado or Correa. Sell them high.

  53. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Drop Bradley Jr for Altherr or continue to hold?
    12 team.

    thanks,
    Christopher

  54. dtbran says:
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    Daily league, new to the format, I started Scherzer Archer Darvish Urias Maeda so far, so era and whip QS and Ks are looking fine. SON says Pineda Ed-Rod top 2 starts, play them or hold off to keep the ratios in tact (still another start from Scherzer, Robbie Ray if needed)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play them

  55. The Great Knoche says:
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    Marquez on my NFBC bench obviously. Bummer.

    Hendricks looks like he’s getting command back in line and I think will be in prime form again rest of season. Arrieta while still holding down solid K rate, and K/BB ratio just doesn’t look right. 3.57 xFIP, but still wasy to many hard hit balls when he misses over plate.

    Dear Craig, Broxton can continue to lead off the rest of the year, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please, Craig!

  56. Murph says:
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    Hey guys –
    1 – Bottom end of my OF is: Gamel, Buxton, Enciarte. Drop one for Rasmus or Choo?
    2 – Also – drop Lynn for Karns? Wood? Cahill? AJ Griffin?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Buxton 2. Wood

  57. CMUTimmah says:
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    Aaron A – Picked him up off the waiver wire when Nelson Cruz was not in the starting lineup. Went catcherless yesterday just to do that. What a batty call!

    To top it off, flipped him for Sal Perez after the night was over. (the guy has Gattis also, and got nipped by a handful of DLs, so he thinks trading Perez is better than just dropping one of Gattis/Perez… who am I to argue?)

    One of the greatest 12 hour pick ups in fantasy sports history?

    • Cram It says:
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      @CMUTimmah: You traded Altherr for Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 5!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @CMUTimmah: I wouldn’t have traded him for a catcher

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: He’s my 6th OF. He’s a schmotato right now, nothing in his profile suggests he’s the hitter he has been.

        • Cram It says:
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          @CMUTimmah: He made the right move though. Straight dropping a catcher nets him nothing. Getting a potential 15+/20+ guy does.

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Cram It: 100% agree, if I was him, I’d feel like I was getting a deal if I was him. For me, I’m going to have to drop an OF to pick up a garbage catcher or just continue to play short handed.

            I’m not saying I got a steal for Altherr. If anything, I would have liked to sell him for more. This guy didn’t have anything that represented an upgrade outside of closers, and with the settings of this league, closers and holds guys are nearly indistinguishable (points league where both holds and saves are worth 3 points). Also, no other team was going to be buying a guy that I just picked up off the wire because they didn’t have the OF need. Additionally, I’m in first place, so nobody wants to help me. It was a win win, I feel like it’s a huge win since I got a good catcher for a FA pickup.

            PS – the holds and saves aspect of things I like, but I think saves should be worth 5 and holds worth 3. That will likely change next season.

  58. Rill Ryons says:
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    ROS Moreland or Joseph in a league with OBP and SLG instead of AVG?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joseph

  59. Matt says:
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    Yelich + any of Gausman/Aaron Sanchez/Severino for Darvish?

    Which side?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matt: Yu

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Cram It: I actually like yelich+Severino, but it depends on the rest of your pitching staff. It’s definitely fair though.

        • Cram It says:
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          @CMUTimmah: Oh yeah, Yelich w/Sev is fair. I’d still want Yu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish — Yelich/Severino is fair

  60. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    For Outfielder help, would you pick up the kid from the Cardinals Magneuris Sierra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  61. Alex says:
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    Altherr or Pham over Hicks?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Alex: Altherr every day player. Hicks not. Seems easy enough…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  62. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Shoemaker for Matt Boyd? Our league uses QS as a stat, FYI

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Mike: I cut Shoe for streamer options a couple weeks ago. Boyd looks solid, and even lacked command last night but still ended up with a decent stat line. He had 3 walks (2 intentional) so even with lack of command he still wasn’t walking guys.

      I think Boyd is going to be a decent option the rest of the year.

      So it’s close enough where I say go for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  63. Ciwa says:
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    What about cutting Sousa to add Bautista?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ciwa: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. Garbles says:
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    Firing on all cylinders this morning, Grey. For the overrated closer the Nats trade for at the deadline my money’s on Jim Johnson. Isn’t it a shame the Angels are such a poorly run organization? Having Pujols and Trout on the same team is such a special dynamic, feels like it’s being wasted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, Angels should’ve went in a different direction about 5 years ago

  65. Big league choo says:
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    Dynasty league w/OBP as separate category

    Gardner, schebler, or marwin Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Schebler

  66. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    I’m dropping Puig for Altherr and I don’t even care. Thanks for the hustle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  67. Swfcdan says:
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    Manaea or J Gray going forward in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

  68. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think I should pickup Albers and drop Kelley, or is it an exercise in futility with how Dusty’s closer mind works? Any chance Kelley regains the role when he’s back?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  69. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Guys, You starting Pineda (at Hou) & Bundy (at Wash) tonight??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does Stream-o-Nator say?

  70. Not your average Joe says:
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    Is Duffy still a sell? His GB rate is good but not great, and his babip is elevated, but his low K rate and low HR rate has me worried that he’s looking more like 2015 Duffy rather than 2016 Duffy.

    Also, are any of these guys more than streamers to you? Morton, Karns, Wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have not changed my opinion on Duffy…. They’re streamers

  71. BayOfPuigs says:
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    I’m streaming Odorizzi today, but someone dropped Maeda. Once the first game starts today is Maeda a definite pickup for ROS? Rest of my staff is Duffy, Pineda, Severino, Wacha, Urias, Mccullers in a H2H points league. So I’m guessing Odorizzi would be the one to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Maeda

  72. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey!

    I streammmmmmmmed the Maeda, and I am now tempted to hold him, as I don’t currently see any viable streamers over the next week . . . at least until your Friday Buy column comes out. How do you always read a spreadsheet better than me?

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20/20 vision, cuz!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        hahah

        And can we come up with a glossary term for commenter jinxes when another commenter asks same/similar question while one is in the act of posting? (See above).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m all ears like Alfred E Neuman

          • sportivetricks says:
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            @Grey:

            RCLusterfuck?

            • sportivetricks says:
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              @sportivetricks:

              Or maybe write it as:

              RCL-usterfuck?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HA!

  73. Bad News Bears says:
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    Hold onto Haniger or cut to go with Gamel or Valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gamel

  74. David T says:
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    Quick help, roto 5 x 5 al only.

    I need saves, I can trade either Shoemaker,Pomeranz, Andriese for Matt Bush.

    Which pitcher do you all think is the best to let go? leaning Andriese…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

      • David T says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Bro!

  75. Shitwolf says:
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    hey dude my team seems pretty stacked on HR but i’m not sure I have enough speed with harper not stealing

    C: hedges
    1b: ramirez
    2b: treat turner
    SS: story
    3b: lamb
    OF Harper, Stanton, Cruz
    UT: Benentendi, bellinger
    bnch: Alonso, Haniger

    should i look to trade anyone for pitching and pick up Broxton for speed or hold?

  76. ctrengove says:
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    ROS:

    McCutchen or Polanco?

  77. The Boy says:
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    Lose Peralta or Dickerson for Rasmus ? Mancini? Lose both for both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  78. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    SV spec stash . . . Knebel > O’day > Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strickland

  79. crenshaw07 says:
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    Moreland or Mancini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  80. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Thinking of seeing what I can get for Arrieta.
    If I offer him up for McCullers, am I getting enough in return? (Keeper league, so if McCullers keeps it up, could have him for 3 years).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  81. Thomas says:
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    Do you think Eddie Butler is worth a pickup tonight in a dynasty league? Any SP leaving Coors intrigues me but despite solid AAA numbers the Ks aren’t there. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  82. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team H2H Categories

    Stick with Franco or drop for Y. Alonso or Altherr?

    Thanks!

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Can’t tell if Grey’s love for Franco has really dropped off… or his love for Alonso has really skyrocketed… (insert Fry from Futurama meme here…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alonso looks real, at some point we have to hope it is

  83. Mike says:
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    Gray! Picked up Altherr yesterday on your advice and instantly got a reward. Not the two homer day, pickup was too late for that. But I DID get a text message from another manager saying he was on Altherr’s page pressing the buttons to add but I swooped him.

    So thank you!

  84. Sano it's your birthday says:
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    My middle infield has been kind of a GREY area all year
    Someone just dropped Zoberist was thinking about picking him up the there are 4 guys I could potentially let go of.
    Renfroe
    Joc pedersen
    Margot
    Beckham
    Would you put in a claim and if so who would you be dropping !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  85. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…

    My Bogaerts for his Trea Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  86. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Offered Correa for Addison Russell and Bundy – seems like a no brainer if you think Bundy is due for a major regression. Agree?

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Offered for my Russell/Bundy to clarify.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Correa

  87. Mickey Willie and the Duke says:
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    15 team 5×5 league (with fielding % as an additional category) I need some power but speed is a bigger need. Been offered Villar or Osuna for Archer. My pitching is pretty good and I can afford to trade Archer. Villar, however makes a million errors.
    I offered Archer and A Diaz for both but I think I’ll have to do a one for one at the end of the day.
    Thoughts?
    By the way, I still think Tai wins Survivor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m worried they’re giving Sara the winner’s edit, worried b/c I don’t think she’s actually done anything… BTW, Russell Hantz just followed me on Twitter… I’d take Villar and Osuna, not one or other

      • Mickey Willie and the Duke says:
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        You may be right but she’s undeserving. I love Cullpepper, but I think he’s next to go. Russell played the best non-winning game ever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Mickey Willie and the Duke: Agreed, and I think if Culpepper gets to the end by winning immunities, he’ll never win b/c people think he has $

  88. William Hung says:
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    Insert daily Rizzo rant here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ha

  89. joeg414 says:
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    E Rosario , S Smith , Pham , DeShields , Kepler : Please rank . Roto.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino, Kepler

  90. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Looks like Broxton is who we thought he was, as Denny Green would say. Through April 19th (46 PA), he produced a .119/.196/.214 slash line with 1 homer, 2 steals, a 4.3% BB% and a 45.7% K%. In 59 PA since then, he’s rockin’ a .385/.458/.692 line with 2 homers, 6 steals, a 10.2% BB%, and a 27.1% K%. Has impressive oppo power for such a lean dude too. Easy 15/35 guy if he stays healthy.

    Last night’s start was really encouraging for Maeda. Same goes for Lackey the night before. Both of them have been killed by the longball early on (8 HR allowed each), but pretty much everything else looks good. The Dodgers and Cubs should get going at some point too. I’m still in on them.

    I think Salazar’s a sell. OTS was right on the money last year when he referred to him as a nibbler. His first pitch strike % is among the lowest in the game, and hitters then just wait for a fastball to crush and take their walks when they don’t get it. The Ks are great, but he definitely looks like a ratio killer to me.

    You still haven’t watched Brockmire yet, have you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, but Cougs has watched it and said it was great — I like Maeda a lot, but the Pirates are funky right now… Salazar’s stuff is just so beautiful, but you’re prolly right, too much nibbling… Hate that I dropped Broxton

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Ah, the double edged sword of rosterbating… Seriously, when you’re finished with Survivor’s 50th season and the cooking show du jour, check out Brockmire. I already know that you like baseball, so the only way that you won’t like it is if you prefer those cheesy comedies with the laugh tracks running in the background. This is nothing like that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You ever watch Eastbound & Down?

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Nah, I never saw that one. Heard it was good though. Is it still on?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HBO Go, it’s the best

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Does the pope blow little kids?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Honestly, not sure

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big Magoo: I hate Salazar. Grey you still want him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not especially

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Cram It: I’m out on the Salazar/Ray/Pineda high K, whippy types. They do more harm than good.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Big Magoo: I’m with ya. I try to construct my staff around low WHIP guys first at draft time.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: I prefer to construct mine with soon to be Injured players at draft time.

            • Chucky says:
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              lol

  91. JoFer's Boat Tours says:
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    14 team H2H keeper league – OBP and SLG instead of AVG for hitters and QS added for pitchers.

    Would you trade my Carlos Martinez for Bellinger?

    My current SPs are C.Mart, Yu, McCullers, Pineda, Maeda, Duffy, Triggs, and AJ Griffin (streamed for his last start)

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  92. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Which side would you take, Bryant for Bogaerts & Sano? 14 Team H2H & shortstop is currently Galvis & free agents are Arcia & Arroyo, can’t take it anymore!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kris

  93. Swfcdan says:
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    Hadouken aka Ryu back today. Is Wood sticking in the rotation for now or foreseeable future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Dodgers have 4 starters right now

  94. Glory Daze says:
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    So 1st thanks for the good read. I am sitting in jury duty waiting to be called. At least I can get a laugh while waiting.
    2nd. Ryu comes off DL today. Not going to start him in Colorado. Have to drop someone.
    Folty or Corbin
    I am guessing Folty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, sure Folty

  95. crenshaw07 says:
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    Morton or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  96. Devil in a new Dress says:
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    You buying somewhat low on Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. NoOneIsHome says:
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    If you were desperate for a shortstop in a 14 team H2H, which shortstop would you be asking for if you had Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  98. Thomas Jackson says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m trying to hold on to Franco, but it’s getting really hard. Travis Shaw is out there…go with Shaw or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Who are your top 5 best buy lows?

    • Cram It says:
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      @brett: Odor, Story, Trout.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Trout as a buy low? Who’s selling Trout low?

  100. brian says:
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    Thoughts on Bregman, is this all we’re gonna see. No hr’s 270 avg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s just struggling

  101. Earl says:
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    Would you trade Asvail Garcia and either Senzatela or Robbie Ray to get Miguel Sano and either Jake Lamb or Yasmany Tomas?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Earl says:
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        Thanks. Would it be better to give up Senztela or Ray? Also would you prefer Lamb or Tomas??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Senzatela…Lamb

  102. Earl says:
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    How high would you reach to get Cody Bellinger? I know guy who might trade hin but wants a top pitcher like Paxton or Gerrit Cole. Seems bit high to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax sounds fair

  103. BDP says:
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    Grey! Which streamers do you like?

    Urena vATL, MGonzalez vSD, Corbin vPIT, Tomlin vMIN, [email protected], Garza vNYM, [email protected], Montgomery vHOU, Folty @MIA, JZ @LAA, Biagini vSEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Montgomery, Garza, Urena

  104. tank1 says:
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    Grey, is Britton worth holding or should I drop him to clear up a free spot on my bench? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  105. JC3Bagger says:
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    Waivers go through tomorrow, and who is the better pickup: Eddie Butler with a chance to stick in the Cubs rotation, or Tyson Ross as a stash for late May, early June?

    Hard to determine what other owners will do (re. Ross), but it’s a 14 team, competitive and competent league. Of note, I don’t currently have a DL spot to spare, but do have the ability to roster him and still be plenty fine at SP (Glasgow will get the axe for either of these guys).

    • JC3Bagger says:
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      @JC3Bagger: Glasnow*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Ross

  106. Earl says:
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    I think I am using up alot of advice today?

    Would you trade for Miguel Sano and give up either Trumbo or Khris Davis? If so, which one?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  107. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you start Corbin tomorrow vs Pitt. Son favors Galsnow? Az at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. Humm Baby says:
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    Who do you like more, Altherr or Broxton, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton, flip a coin

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir. I flipped and it clicked on Broxton.

  109. Rhala says:
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    Have to drop one of these pitchers in next couple day. Bundy, Quintana, Roark, or Duffy.. Which one do I let go?

    • Rhala says:
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      @Rhala:

      6×6 with Wins, Losses, Saves, ERA, WHIP and strikeouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

      • Rhala says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. lwomack58 says:
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    Gamel over Pilliar?

    Currently have Rivera at 1st. Moreland, Morrison, or Valencia a better choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Gamel — Valencia

  111. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    NL only redraft with saves and holds sold separately. i have benoit/neris/ramos/knebel. earlier i thought it wise to have both PHI guys to lock up a 2nd closer, but now benoit is so bad it’s not looking possible that neris loses that one. kelley was just dropped, and these others are around (rank top 2 or 3):
    kelley
    fields (moving up at LAD, straight up sick K rate)
    nicasio (moved to 3rd in line)
    blevins (the boring old white man version of rivero at NYM)
    drake/c.torres (probably not here)
    dunn (we probably have a 2nd place here)
    storen
    vizcaino
    george of the roses (albeit i already have bradley in a SP slot on hope he gets back to SP, but with godley also looking great doubt it, (wink i also added godley yesterday)
    my guess is this goes kelley/dunn/the viz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley, Vizcaino

  112. Not your average Joe says:
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    Thinking of a few trade offers to try and deal Duffy and Brach, preferably before Baltimore possibly clobbers Duffy tomorrow. Any of these deals that you would either prioritize or, on the other hand, not offer at all for whatever reason?

    A. Duffy + Brach for Archer
    B. Duffy + Brach for Pollock
    C. Duffy + Brach for Yelich
    D. Duffy + Brach for Desmond
    E. Dozier + Duffy + Brach for Murphy
    F. Dozier + Duffy + Brach for Odor & Lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re really trading your garbage for some else’s studs?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Not your average Joe: Selling low on two guys for a better player doesn’t usually work.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: truth.

      • Not your average Joe says:
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        @Cram It:

        Well, alright then. I appreciate the honesty!

          • Not your average Joe says:
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            @Cram It:

            And the Desmond owner accepted Duffy for Desmond straight up. :-)

  113. Chet says:
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    Tommy Joseph or Justin Bour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To-Jo

  114. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, I saw you picked Tommy Joseph over Moreland in an OBP league. What separates the two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo seems hotter right now, they’re coin flip

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alex: The fact that Joseph is hitting right now and Moreland isn’t, is my guess.

      • Alex says:
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        @Cram It: I’m thinking beyond right now, but Moreland is still sporting a cool .372 obp.

        Always so snarky!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Alex: It was the right answer! There is no ROS with coin flip schmotatoes. Play the hot guy, when he’s done being hot, go with the other one. I will continue to snark away until Razzland gets it!

  115. Robert says:
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    Which side you like: Thames and Contreras for James Paxton, Matt Weiters and Aaron Altheer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  116. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    yo grey! okay, so i know we are loving M Reynolds, especially at home, but is he a sell high or a hold? I’m in a shallow 10-teamer, I am crushing the offensive categories and simply trying to sell high on someone to create roster flexibility (aka, make room daily batty calls/hot bats, which as of now are not an option b/c i have no droppable players). so, again, sell high, or just hold and enjoy the ride?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you selling him for? If you can, sure

  117. King Bob says:
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    Rate my team?

    Batters

    C-Buster Posey SF – C,
    Brandon Belt SF – 1B,OF
    Nolan Arenado Col – 3B
    Jedd Gyorko StL – 1B,2B,3B,SS
    José Ramírez Cle – 2B,3B,OF
    Carlos Correa Hou – SS
    Mitch Haniger Sea – OF-DL
    Cody Bellinger LAD – 1B,OF
    Giancarlo Stanton Mia – OF
    Marcell Ozuna Mia – OF
    Matt Kemp Atl – OF
    Aaron Judge NYY – OF
    Starlin Castro NYY – 2B
    Chris Owings Ari – SS,OF

    Pitching

    Mark Melancon SF – RP-DL
    Greg Holland Col – RP
    Andrew Miller Cle – RP
    Cole Hamels Tex – SP- DL
    Luis Severino NYY – SP,RP
    Corey Kluber Cle – SP-DL
    Carlos Martínez StL – SP
    Andrew Triggs Oak – SP,RP
    A.J. Griffin Tex – SP
    JC Ramirez LAA – SP,RP
    David Price Bos – SP

    I was thinking about picking up Alonso for Belt? Thoughts….
    Do I need anyway of the guys?

    Other guys on the wire..
    H. Perez
    Peraza
    Solarte
    Altherr
    Schebler
    Conforto

    Available pitchers…..
    Lackey
    Pomeranz
    Harvey
    Gray
    Happ
    Wood
    Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Alonso

  118. K-doggy says:
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    My Y Thomas for M Franco kind of need a corner infielder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  119. ballaaa says:
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    Avisail Garcia, Jacoby Ellsbury (hitting in front of judge!), or altherr?

    time to drop todd frazier yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr — no

  120. William Hung says:
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    Tough news on Familia – I have the following closers already:

    Bud Norris, Casilla, Holland, Brach, and Herrera. Do I drop any of them for Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brach

  121. hustla says:
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    6 x 6 with QS

    RYU an upgrade over Snell, Andriese or Cotton?
    who should i drop or should I hold?

    THX GREY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cotton

      • hustla says:
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        @Grey: lol of course, I just saw that he was sent down.. thanks again!!

  122. Devil in a new Dress says:
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    Got a large trade offer.

    My Mookie/Hanley/Brad Miller/Neftali

    for

    Trout/Alemendyz/Morton

    I have no need for Hanley as I have miggy, zimmerman and alonso. What you think

  123. Your Mom says:
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    Puig, Altherr, or a coin flip the rest of the way???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  124. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Hey at least you didn’t make the savvy move in NFBC to roll out Miranda for his 2 turns this week! Can’t wait to see what rd 2 of this shit sandwich looks like!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch… Your’e doing well so far tho, right?

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: I’ve hit on a few. depth is already hurting me at MI/SS with forsythe, & asdrubal farting around. meanwhile I’m over loaded in the OF.

        also started McCarthy and Snell for their 2 turns this week. they didn’t DL the former until really close to that start, couldn’t change in time. and snell’s 2nd is in Boston…. got a little over zealous there with the prospect of 10 starts.

        Your Judge pick was insane at 23rd rd man. I would prefer not to post whom I took with my pick before yours…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If only my Kluber, Dee Gordon, etc picks were as insane

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: I mean my taking Peraza 1 round after Gordon is prittay… prittayyyy insane

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  125. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. bellinger/servino for rizzo/giles? is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  126. Gregarious says:
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    Late one for you Grey….my Urias for his Lucroy (currently going the Frankencatcher route…)

    Pitching staff is: Carrasco, Paxton, Cole, McCullers, Maeda, Urias, with MadBum on the DL and Kimbrel as my RP

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias side

  127. BDB says:
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    My Tanaka for his Zimmerman and Harvey. Points league. I need homers, I have Archer, Kluber, Paxton, Pineda, Lynn, Pomeranz, Tanaka, Snell. Trying to figure out if Zimm is for real-for real.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  128. Wolf of Trade Street says:
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    I’d like to package together Danny Duffy and Aaron Hicks together to purchase a starting pitcher. In a vacuum, who would be a reasonable target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  129. Casilla says:
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    How secure would you say Casilla is as closer? Was offered him for Alex Wood and could use a closer, but I like Wood’s upside. 12 team mixed. Do you think he holds it for a while? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s replacing him? Madson? Bleh

      • Casilla says:
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        @Grey: Bleh meaning he’s secure, take the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s secure

          • Casilla says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey.

  130. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    please tell me the news of this familia thing just broke today, right? otherwise i was scooped to reed in the ONLY league where reed was even available, just happens to be a money league where i’m pretty tied to familia (also ONLY league i own familia). as far as i can tell this news broke recently, but somebody in this league added reed 4 hours ago, my guess (and hope) it was just because familia blew one last night. 4 RP spots max and i now have
    kimbrel/strickland (could’ve had law but trusted monkey, plus strickland is better and we’re already seeing that with law’s save)/familia/glover. this is a 14 teamer, so my 2.66 or so closers was a fine number, now down to around 1.66 ones.

    guess when familia is DL’d i go back to hoover (also have bradley)? only other “options” are storen, a WSOX healthy guy in event of k-rob trade (swarzak/kahnle) or rivero. or just turn this roster spot into a streaming pitching one till better option shows itself. i do have capps in DL slot.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: this is a QS starts league so a 9th SP isn’t an awful thing (actually 8th since bradley seems dead set on bullpen with godley looking quite good yesterday). george of the roses is also avilable in event it’s him not hoover or bradley that gets that job at some point.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: from above comment madson is also available, but casilla has calmed down lately anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just broke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: crap, knebel is gone as well in this league. feliz has been having problems, K rate is around jeenmar levels lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, damn

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in a different league if i have osuna/norris (bedroisan in DL)/feliz/strickland i guess hold strickland over knebel, but the risk of ruin seems to go up not having knebel. or would dropping either of glasnow/m.montgomery (didn’t get that job at CUBS town yet) for knebel be smart? this different league is a 12 team h2h with no QS and deep ass benches, such that i have 11 SP (if we count ryu/paxton in active slots, and montgomery/bradley as SP), with probably glasnow as the worst actual SP.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: of course if butler sucks bad i’m sure CUBS won’t wait to make montgomery that 5th guy. they aren’t some shit team that would probably just let butler keep going in that event.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lose Montgomery for Knebel

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Grey: crap, out of moves this week, gotta hope either MIL has no more tied games/save opps/feliz blowups rest of week if they do knebel probably gets sucked up about 50% of the time. the people in the 12 teamer are generally slower to act on potential closers than the 14 teamer. i got norris after grabbing parker first even when norris had the first save. norris was grabbed when i was grabbing parker in the 14 teamer.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hopefully Feliz just keeps the job, for my sake

  131. Grey's pubic hairs says:
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    Jose Berrios called up! Jump on him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username

      • Grey's pubic hairs says:
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        @Grey:

        Stop trying to subscribe to dollar shave club!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s fair advice

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s not coming up

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: boy crying wolf (not grey’s public hairs alone it’s all of them in tandem makes it seem that way) with berrios here, somebody else did this last week.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            In defense of my pubes, there was news Berrios was coming up and he was grabbed in all of my leagues then the Twins backtracked

            • Grey's pubic hairs says:
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              @Grey:

              He’s up!

  132. FeverDog says:
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    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    c-wieters
    1b-santana
    2b-kinsler (DTD)
    3b-seager
    ss-russell
    of-trout (DTD), springer, morales (DTD)
    util-desmond, souza jr. (DTD)

    I’m getting slaughtered on offense week after week. Who (particularly the (DTDs – not Trout) can I consider dropping for a FA? Anyone? This team is killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  133. Bob Ross says:
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    12 team, 5 x 5, head to head categories league. I’m in the middle of the pack at the moment.

    Here’s my team:
    Contreras C
    Ramirez 1B
    Odor 2B
    Shaw 3B
    Story SS
    Gallo CI
    Hernandez MI
    Blackmon OF
    Benintendi OF
    Broxton OF
    Grichuk UTL
    Bell UTL
    JBJ Bench
    Piscotty Bench (DL)
    Beltre DL

    Verlander
    Kluber Bench (DL)
    Walker
    Duffy
    Anderson
    Law
    Betances
    Devenski
    K-Rod
    Bedrosian DL

    Would you drop anyone to pick up one of the following?
    Beltran
    Buxton
    Brinson
    Marwin Gonzalez
    Fowler
    Pederson
    Moncada

    Reed
    Glover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson in Coors, lose Bell, JBJ should play over Bell anyway

  134. Ralf says:
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    Sell high on Zimmerman for Story, or nah? Currently have addison russell as ss, and zimm, miggy, and jose abreu as my 1b/CI/utl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Story

  135. Larry womack says:
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    Been holding both Kelly n Glover. Both due back on Friday. Which one would you think is going to be closer making the other one droppable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley at first, then Glover

    • Cram It says:
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      @Larry womack: I don’t think you can drop one yet.

  136. Chin Music says:
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    Better add…McCarthy or Manaea coming off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Manaea

      • Chin Music says:
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        @Grey: I’m in a deep 14 team league and they’re my best options unfortunately

  137. Jimbo says:
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    Salazar or A Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  138. Robert says:
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    Grey, would you trade Polanco and Ramos for Duvall and Maeda. I need another starter and more power..It would leave me with no closers since it isn’t looking good for Familia. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. FeverDog says:
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    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    Thanks for the previous answer.

    Now, who can I drop for Berrios?

    sp-pineda, bundy, degrom, severino, salazar, straily, nova, quintana, walker
    rp-allen, watson, neris, benoit
    dl-jon gray, smyly

    • FeverDog says:
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      @FeverDog: Alex Wood is also available. Would you rather have him or Berrios and who would you drop to grab either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood over Benoit

  140. exactly says:
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    points league, which side do you like best?

    Rendon/Lackey or Degrom/McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • exactly says:
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        @Grey: Pujols for A. Wood?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pujols

  141. dtbran says:
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    15 moves left ROS use one to pick up Alex Wood and drop Vinny Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Alex Sutara says:
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    Hey grey, do you see Amed Rosario worth stashing for the near future… Dropping tulo or Moreland most likely for him… Or maybe an rp like Glover or oday in a svhd league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tulo

  143. muskysmell says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Are we in the midst of Eduardo’s breakout year?

    Lefty, mid-90’s heat, 42 K’s in 35 innings, walks are a bit high, but he seems to be trending up!

  144. Wade Wilson says:
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    10 team h2h points dynasty. Kershaw’s been on my team since we started our dynasty league in 2011. Love him, total beast, helped me win a couple titles. But at 29, is it time to cash him in before Father Time, and more injuries, starts coming to collect? My hitting is stacked, but could always attempt to package something for Trout. Or stockpile some arms. K’s are worth a premium in our scoring. But Scherzer’s 32, Greinke’s 33, Cueto’s 31, Hamels 33 (and injured). The pitchers in their 30’s still dominating are few and far between. Not dead set on doing it. Just wanted your mustachioed, expert opinion on the matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Time to start looking to deal him

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Wade Wilson: it’s possible whatever was wrong with hamels is same reason he got DL’d but we don’t know that one yet. i took over a team with kershaw at high price ($52 out of 360 per year, contract runs out this year but i have right to match whatever bid he gets next year) tried moving him for goldy or somebody like that, other owners wanted me to throw in a prospect (good one) hitter as well. i wasn’t doing that.

  145. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    You think Odor turns it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  146. The great knoche says:
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    Arterial clot? Is that the Thoracic Outlet a Syndrome thing?

    Bummer for Mets, but guess who has a 3rd closer again in NFBC!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  147. William Hung says:
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    Betts <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  148. muskysmell says:
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    Dodgers have 7 starters:

    Kershaw
    Wood
    Maeda
    Ryu
    McCarthy
    Wood
    Urias

    What does Grey’s crystal ball say for who the starters will be when everyone comes back?
    I have Wood…he’s the 2nd best starter but they love him as a bullpen option too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood will go to the bullpen

  149. Closers says:
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    Hi Grey- Renfroe or Herrera + Brach in a keeper league where I need saves (and have extra OF)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

      • Closers says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, that’s Kelvin Herrera. Renfroe or K. Herrera + Brach.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take the closers if you need them

          • Closers says:
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            @Grey: Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

      • Closers says:
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        @Closers: (a@Grey: @Grey: It’s like you can’t read my mind or something.

  150. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    10 team 5×5, carrasco for kintzler/Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      carrasco

  151. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Salazar (the salad czar), Cahill (the play bill) or Taijuan (on) for Triggs?:

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Cahill

  152. jon says:
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    If you had to make a move and trade an OFer which one would it be… this is a keeper league 10 team

    Betts, Springer, Polanco, Benintendi……. I’m thinking Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The guy with no value? If you can

  153. William Hung says:
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    Do we jump all over Berrios after he shat all over our faces last year in his cup of tea?

    Possible drops for me:
    -Cesar Hernandez (picked up in case Deez Nutz keeps batting 9)

    and the rest of starters are:
    -Cahill, Pineda, Maeda, Roark, Quintana

    Drop one of the above or let someone else take the risk of Berrios before his first start?

    • William Hung says:
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      Nevermind, i saw a comment that Berrios was getting called up – but couldn’t find it confirmed anywhere

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @William Hung: i’ve seen somebody else today, and about a week ago too think this, but i’ve yet to see anything to that effect.

  154. William Hung says:
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    What is up with these random injuries all of a sudden???? First Familia and now Story

    10-day DL trip – so sudden there isn’t any news on it yet.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @William Hung: this is literally the first time i’ve EVER seen yahoo stick a DL tag on somebody BEFORE a rotoworld blurb indicating it.

        either this one is completely made up (i told you they wouldn’t put him in minors, this way works out easier anyway) or he’s had it all year, would explain the line drive rate drop off (which was very precipitous). this F’s me in the ass in a league where i also have rizzo getting screwed with, paxton/brocktune/treat urner without XBH since may 2nd etc.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: oh yeah and braun terminally DTD like victorino used to be.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, totally

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds so made up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: So instead of outright sending him to the minors, they DL him and he’ll have to go through set of “rehab games that just happen to be in the minors… lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @William Hung: yeah that lineup will till monday have a whole bunch of platooners as starters like mancini/lamb/dave peralta/brocktune (he’s awful in general esp against lefties, that shoulder thing was a much bigger deal than i thought, he IS taking more BB’s though, and it isn’t hurting his steals much considering how rare he’s on base).

          by next week i’ll probably have rasmus (please play lefties a lot till then, nobody else add him) or i get lucky and werth who was just waivered and dropped (even though he’s stayed hot) isn’t added again from friday- monday (not likely).

  155. herschel says:
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    @Grey: looks like story is heading to the disgraceful list…who do you like as a replacement in a weekly roto league?

    galvis, beckham, didi or arroyo

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  156. flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho says:
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    16 team h2h with OPS and hits added
    C avila (who’s going somewhere if he can’t get at bats against AL teams right soon if i don’t use last move this week on this question)
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B toreando
    OF (3) pollock/pillar/trumbo
    util (2) puig/sunday santana
    BN schebler
    drop sunday for any of to-jo/choo/rasmus or taylor but i think i have enough steals to not go sagnof guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To-Jo

  157. daze says:
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    Grey
    Is it worth stashing Nola. When he comes off of the DL. I would have to drop Corbin
    Is it worth it
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  158. jon says:
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    Start Cole @ ARZ tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  159. Robert says:
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    To replace Story : Andrus or Gregorius?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  160. Mike says:
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    Need replacement for Story-

    Galvis, Cozart, or Crawford?

    THANKS!

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: And do I drop Moustakas to make room, or try to juggle SPs becasue Mous is someone to hold on to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddy

  161. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Hey Grey would you drop Brach for Reed or just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • William Hung says:
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        This isn’t funny @Grey: d’oh i dropped Brach for Reed

        • William Hung says:
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          @William Hung: whoops an old comment was still there for the “this isn’t funny part”

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @William Hung: i’d rather have reed myself, safer job now.

  162. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Cozart or Galvis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddy

  163. ThE sHiT says:
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    Think we see Brinson come up now that Braun is gonna go on the DL?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @ThE sHiT: I doubt it. Don’t think we see Brinson still June. I’m guessing Perez moves to a full-time role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  164. William Hung says:
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    This isn’t funny – Maeda is now on the DL… seems like so many players got DL’d today and 2 of my guys are victims. Maeda was rolling along too and coming out of his funk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not even hurt, Dodgers are just using it to keep innings in check

      • William says:
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        @Grey: 10 day DLs for everyone!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  165. FrankGrimes says:
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    Eat a dick Trevor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  166. OaktownSteve says:
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    Just wrapped up 3 days at Disney Parks and now heading to the big A for angels tiggers. I’ll scout Fulmer for y’all.

    I like Pinder a bit more than Ralph. I see some pop developing. He might also have 2b/ss/of eligibility by the ASB. I think A’s liked what they saw in RF the other day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a small world after all, isn’t it? I wouldn’t mind if they move away from Lowrie and give Pinder a chance full-time, I don’t think anyone besides Lowrie would care…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        The California Screamin coaster is pretty solid. Soarin around the world is cool too. Both new to me.

        Luckily Trout DHing tonight. Going to an Angel game when Trout doesn’t play is like going to see Merchant of Venice and hearing “Mr. Pacino is ill. The part of Shylock will be played by CarrotTop.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha, awesome

  167. al koholic says:
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    hey ole buddy whats up? yet another great post and this site just keeps getting better everyday I have hoover in an rcl basically doing nada,but it is a saves race etc,is he still worth holding onto a little while longer,thanks again for everything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, AL! I’d lose Hoover in RCL if I needed the spot…

  168. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Hicks or Odubel ROS???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  169. ToneDEAF! says:
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    Streaming Eddie butler vs the cards tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  170. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Galvis or Miller to replace my Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  171. Good Shabbos! says:
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    My 10 Day DL team is almost at a full squad:
    Story
    JD
    Haniger
    Maeda
    Hill
    Melancon
    Bedrosian
    Glover
    Kelley

    Is there a strategy here to make room for fill-ins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need Hill, Haniger and Glover

  172. Mikestatic says:
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    Do I drop buxton or Drury for Lomo, Joseph or Moreland? JBJ is killing me but I don’t want to drop him yet. 5×5 12 team weekly keep 6. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both for To-Jo and Moreland

      • Mikestatic says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Healy as well, would you drop him over Drury or buxton? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  173. lwomack58 says:
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    With Maeda now to the DL I need to add a starter-drop Cam to pickup a starter. I have Jansen, Glover, Diaz and Kelly. Was holding Cam to see how Nationals shake out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, how bad do you need a starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah had heard about this before

  174. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade JD Martinez and AJ Griffin for Verlander? My OF is Trumbo, Blackmon, JD, Haniger, Broxton, Margot, Pence … SPs are Cueto, Duffy, Griffin, Vargas, Sonny Gray, Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  175. Oppo Taco says:
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    Mazara or Buxton in a long term keeper league. is it Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close

  176. JB2 says:
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    Need some general advice —

    I’m in a longstanding league that’s reached a point of mutual distrust – everyone’s afraid to trade because they might get fleeced. It’s ridiculous. I’ve probably sent out 20 this season with flat rejection, barely a counter in sight. ZERO trades leaguewide so far. Any ideas for greasing the trade wheels? I’m not gonna win a whole season off the waiver wire.

    • JB2 says:
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      @JB2: Also, none of them use Razzball. Buffoons!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, maybe ask the other person first what they want to trade for your guy rather than just sending offers?

  177. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which of these RP do you like best right now?
    C.Knebel
    K.Glover
    D.Law/H.Strickland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Law

  178. ThE sHiT says:
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    Is Story still a buy low or stay away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now I’m concerned

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: i am too. I was about to send Schoop for him straight up this morning. Then got busy at work and checked the news earlier this afternoon to see the DL tag. Glad i didnt send the offer.

  179. John-A says:
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    Keep or dump Kepler??

    Best on Waiver:
    Gamel
    Dyson
    Valencia
    PHAM
    Rasmus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  180. briz5 says:
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    in a keeper league 4-yr max contracts. was offered trout (4th yr) + bregman for my arenado (3rd yr) and blackmon (3rd). he’s also open to changing bregman and blackmon to odor/lemahieu for altuve (my 3rd yr)

    • briz5 says:
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      @briz5: sorry, altuve is on my last year, so needs moved, but could find something else

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  181. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h
    Best choice for saves and peripherals?
    Albers
    Law
    Knebler

    Looking more for saves than anything else. Thanks in advance!

    • John-A says:
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      @bobbo:
      I think Albers loses his gig when Glover and Kelly come back, How long is melancon out? Knebler will take over as closer soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Law

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: law isn’t available after all. Knebler or Albers? Ugh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Albers

  182. votto voom says:
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    Grey,

    Gotta cut a starter because of Story’s story(so glad I took him instead of Giancarlo)

    Which of these is the worst of Hector Santiago, Gausman, Chase Anderson and Jordan Montgomery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  183. Brett says:
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    Grey can you please rank these story replacements: Didi, Arroyo, Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  184. The Great Knoche says:
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    Good thing they DL’d Maeda for “Hamstring” (rest) to bring Ryu back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  185. JB2 says:
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    Springer or Deveneski/Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, but fair

  186. William Hung says:
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    Damn, Greinke is dealing… sucks that I’m going up against him. I need him to pitch like it is last season

  187. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Marte screwed the Pirates entire season up, they don’t even look like they want to play. Jung Ho Kang 3 DUI gimme a fucking break, you’re an MLB player get a fucking uber. Poor Polanco, cant buy a hit, what a joke.

  188. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Astrubal Peraza or Galvis as a Story fill in

  189. Josh-NYC says:
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    Do you accept this trade?

    My Pineda, Archer, Correa

    For his Trout

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