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Yesterday was a bad day to quit being young with A.J. Pollock and Carlos Gomez both hitting the DL.  Together!  In a non-gay way.  But it would’ve been totally cool with me if it was in a gay way.  Let’s start with Pollock since he is the less ethnically sensitive of the two.  Pollock has a Grade 1 groin strain.  When the strain happened, Pollock was reading Groin Strains for Dummies.  Chapter 1:  Don’t Move Your Leg In A Normal Manner.  “Go to a trampoline, but don’t jump on it with your feet, fall on it sitting criss-cross apple sauce.”  Pollock will likely be out for two to three weeks, and in his place the Russian Game of Thrones character, Gregor Blanco, and Reymond “You Can’t Not Think Of Daisy” Fuentes.  Fuentes is the more interesting of two, since he should be on the stronger side of a platoon, and has speed.  Outside of NL-Only and deep mixed leagues, I’m passing on both.  As for CarGomez, he will miss four to six weeks.  That’s too bad, he used to be good three years ago.  Replacing him on the roster will be Jared Hoying, who looks like a Motter-fodder.  Then, we have Carlos Carrasco, who is affectionately known as Cookie, and I am a Cookie Monster for him, so this one hurts me.  In yesterday’s game, Carrasco had a huge lead, when he squandered that and left the game with a trainer.  All you had to do with cruise to the W on the Ivictory Coast!  Apparently, that’s the way the Cookie crumbles.  He was diagnosed with left pectoral tightness, which doesn’t sound bad.  Which, Part 2:  The Return of the Which, will still likely mean a DL stint.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Lonnie’s finally crushing the ball like I’m crushing Chisenhall’s head with my fingers and forced perspective.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .279.  He was hitting .229 with one homer in the month of May prior to yesterday’s game, so it’s nice to see him connect (if I owned him, but since I don’t, could Lindor light a giant bonfire under Odor’s ass?).

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.70.  Archer just didn’t have it yesterday.  Could’ve been worse, an Archer could’ve not had it while there was an apple on top of your head.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in three games, and hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He’s obviously hot, so I’m not sure why he was batting eighth yesterday with Brad Miller batting 2nd, but Miller had a decent game (3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .205).  I guess some major league managers do know better than a guy writing a fantasy baseball blog, but that sounds doubtful when I write it out.

Yunel Escobar – Out for two to four weeks with a hamstring strain.  Out two weeks sounds like a long time, right?  ‘Member the days when any DL stint was two weeks?  Aw, yes, fondly.  Jefry Marte will likely share playing time with Luis Valbuena at 3rd base.  By the way, can’t you see a male hair stylist seeing the spelling Jefry, and thinking, “I’m going to spell my name like that and pronounce it, Hef-rye?”  No?  Maybe it’s just me.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  You know who he’s setting himself up as, right?  Modern day Ernie Banks.  I’ll call him Ernie Bitcoin.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Calhoun is consistently the least streaky player ever.  Does he even get a hit in back-to-back games?

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .265.  See, he’s fine, he’s on pace for 27 homers.  Oh, God, he’s boring.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.52, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Get him in your lineup, and I might take a personal day on Wednesday, so get Tulo in your lineup too in case he returns.”

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .217.  Vogt used to be a thing, now it’s all about his replacement, Gerry Mandering.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .220.  He was 1-for-20 entering yesterday’s game, now he’ll likely go 10 for his next 20 with six homers, because he’s the anti-Calhoun, Calexithoun.

Mitch Haniger – Took swings in a cage yesterday.  Hey, that’s The Gangly Manbird’s cage!

James Paxton – Ready for mound work.  Don’t you need to go to field maintenance and grounds crew school first?

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .254.  He’s turned it on a bit of late — .255 in May vs. .253 in April.

Edwin Diaz – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 BBs, ERA at 5.28.  C’mon, save his confidence so he lives to fight another day, and put him on the DL with some mysterious injury.  Also, do it because I’ve grabbed Nick Vincent in multiple leagues.

Dan Straily – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  He looked terrific, but then the Fantasy Baseball Overlord, who won’t allow anything nice for any pitcher, swooped down and struck Straily on the forearm with a line drive.  Thanks, FBO!

Justin Bour – 3-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .256.  This was his fourth homer in the last five games.  A hot schmotato by any other name would smell as sweet, because they’re all the same diff if they’re hot.  “Let’s get out of this hot air balloon before Grey lets out all the air!”

Yulieski Gurriel – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a grand slam, hitting .293.  Ugh, I was so close to making Yulieski a batty call yesterday.  Instead, I left Hansel Robles in my lineup.  You don’t even need to look it up, trust me.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .292.  After he homers, he should shout, “Four-eleven sending that ball straight to heaven!”

Joe Musgrove – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 hits, 1 walk, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.57.  Stream-o-Nator predicted Musgrove would go 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 Ks, 1 BB.  Five and one-third, not two-thirds, and one run, not two!  What a rip!  By the way, we talk on today’s podcast about how Rudy’s tools are being used by a robot and they are in the lead for all the RCL leagues.  We are also joined by special guest, MattTruss.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Has a torn ligament in his thumb.  Fun fact!  Señor Wences had a torn thumb ligament for 20 years, which is why his hand only said, “S’aright.”  I grabbed Amed Rosario in one league, because I have a crack-cocaine problem and my crack-cocaine is upside.

Yoenis Cespedes – Resumed running.  All hundred of his legs.

Steven Matz – Will start a rehab assignment on Thursday at Port St. Lucie.  Port St. Lucie sounds like a joke from the Netflix-produced Arrested Development season.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  2019 Mets fan, “Remember Wheeler looked decent two years after surgery, so I have faith in Syndergaard, Harvey, deGrom, Familia and Matz this year.”

Zack Godley – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  The Diamondbacks’ Godley is, of course, Goldy in the world’s worst disguise.  He’s also a guy that used to throw 90 MPH, and now he regularly tops 95 MPH.  Zoinks!  He’s a guy that used to have a 7+ K/9 and now is above 9.  Double zoinks!  He used to have terrible command, and now, well, he still does.  His xFIP is at 2.96 and he’s an immediate grab in deeper leagues, and a cyclops with a monocle in shallower ones.  We could be seeing a breakout here, pay attention.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .282.  Not baaaaaaaaaahd as in baaaaaaaaaahd, but baaaaaaaaaahd as in good.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .250.  Salami Tom!

Drew Pomeranz – His MRI came back clean.  The Greek woman with Windex standing next to the MRI machine had a little bit to do with it.  Any hoo!  All systems-a-go for Pomeranz to get crushed in his next start.

Hunter Pence – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  The Gangly Manbird will rest on his feet while tucking his head into his plumage.

Mark Melancon – Threw a bullpen session.  Fun fact!  Melancon pronounces “pronounces” with a Hard C, sounding out:  prononks.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th steal, hitting .261.  He went ice cold for a spell t-h-e-r-e, but now has three steals in the last two games, and seems to be heating up again.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Yesterday, we saw homers from Vogt, Maldonado, Mathis, and…Holy snoozefest, Batman.

Brandon McCarthy – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER as he was activated for his start.  Before the game, Roberts said Alex Wood would (stutterer!) remain in the rotation no matter what McCarthy did.  After the game, we said, “Yeah, no dur.”

Adrian Gonzalez – Will begin a rehab assignment today.  I imagine it will go like this:  Dodgers’ coach, “You look great, man!  Way to play first!”  Then we pull back to see the Dodgers’ coach is watching Cody Bellinger on the TV.

Stephen Piscotty – Will begin rehab games on Tuesday.  Piscotty should only need a cup of coffee to soften his twice-baked surface and activate his almond notes.

Luis Perdomo – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  Damn, Stream-o-Nator was all about the Italian province of Perdomo yesterday, but I didn’t have the zeppoles to start him.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Imaginary high five!  Now imaginary discreetly wiping hands on pants!

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Um, okay, but we’re not back to platooning Thames again, are we?  Please tell me Counsell was just holding the pen so oddly when he filled out the lineup card it was an accident.

Domingo Santana – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .184.  As When In Rome might sing, “I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words for Dansby.  I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be, but if you wait around a while, maybe he could be for fantasy.  I PROMISE, I PROMISE YOU DANSBY WILL!”

Adonis Garcia – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal.  It’s Adeuces Garcia!  Adeuces is hitting under .150 in the last week with two homers.  So, major mixed signals there.  Come hither eyes with your talking to the hand 1990’s slang!

Matt Kemp – 4-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .346.  Without looking up anything (crack analysis!), I’m gonna go out on a very sturdy limb and say Kemp has an extremely high BABIP.

Josh Donaldson – Hopes to return this weekend.  He’s been nursing his calf for the last few weeks, which means he’s a cow with sore nipples.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in five games, hitting .350 in the last week.  To-Jo who?!  Do you mean Tommy Joseph?  It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice.  ‘To-Jo who’ is a figure of speech?  Okay.

Devon Travis – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .195.  Oh, boy, here we again–  Sorry, I’m distracted.  Why is that angel on my shoulder talking about a banana in a tailpipe?  I feel like he’s trying to warn me about something.  Shush now, Travis is getting hot!

Mike Bolsinger – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Bolsinger reminds me of our line of underwear we briefly (pun!) sold.  Here’s the Grey underwear, and here’s the Rudy underwear.  Still surprised they didn’t sell.

 
  1. Boy Wonder says:
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    Any league: are you buying low on Edwin Encarnacion? He started slow last year too

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Boy Wonder: His value can’t get much lower than it is right now, so if you believe, then it’s prime time.

      As an Edwin owner, I’m starting to get frustrated, so I’m sure the owner in your league is also.

  2. Boy Wonder says:
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    Who’s the closer when Bedrosian’s back? Him or Norris? Norris up to 8 saves after last night

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Boy Wonder: Norris or Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boy Wonder: I wouldn’t be surprised if Mike keeps Norris

  3. Vic says:
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    Great work as usual, Grey.

    1) I have an offer of my Quintana for his CarGo. Only issue holding me from accepting right away is that I am low on quality pitching and high on quality hitters (especially outfielders). Should I still take this deal and flip CarGo for a better pitcher than Quintana? I am also considering going after his Brian Dozier.

    2) With that in mind, Dozier or CarGo ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vic: Thanks! 1. Try it 2. Dozier

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Write-up really good, said Yoda.

    a. Man, the singularity is coming! Rudy’s robots gonna take over the world in 3-2-1…..

    b. Nice job by Dr Drake to spoil the good effort by Evil Knebel and his chance for a W!

    c. Work, work, work, work, work……

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 16

    Sheriff: ‘I do my own work. I don’t figure the best way to do that is to close my eyes and then hope he gets picked up in Seattle!

    Colonel Trautman: ‘If you send your people in there after him, they’ll get killed!’

    Sheriff: ‘You know, we’re just a small hick town Sheriff’s department, Colonel, but we’re expected to do our duty just like our heroes in the Special Forces.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. It’s scary, yo B. Yeah C. Nice!

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Despair was really setting in with yet more DL casualties, but then I googled daisy fuentes and saw she is married to richard marx. There is order to the universe after all.

  6. DisEnFranchised says:
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    I’m looking for saves help in a deep dynasty league. What do you make of the Mariners save situation after the game? Would it be worth grabbing a handcuff? I was carrying Vincent just recently then dropped him for someone only to drop them for Clippard today. lol. Someone grabbed Cishek right now. ha.

      • DisEnFranchised says:
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        @Grey: Wow! I didn’t make much sense there. Sorry it was late and I was heading to bed. Now that I have had a chance to read the column, I picked Nick Vincent back up.

  7. alonso says:
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    smoak or bour ? do you see 30 hr happening? they look good

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @alonso: I’d say both if they get the playing time, but it’s a big if.

      • DisEnFranchised says:
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        @The Great Knoche: I think Bour is seeing starts vs both LH and RH pitching so I would go with him. I’d temper expectations to 25-30 HRs total though. Hopefully more because I do have him though.

  8. DrEasy says:
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    Bolsinger was terrible, take any Braves hit with a grain of salt.

    ToJo or Bour?

    • DisEnFranchised says:
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      @DrEasy: Bour by a small margin. I expect similar from both. ToJo could lose playing time if Rhys is called up at some point.

  9. TheTheory says:
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    So I guess all my players on all my teams are on the DL now?
    Sounds about right. #yay

  10. jared says:
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    Grey, should we ever leave well-enough alone in fantasy baseball? This is my team:
    C- Schwarber
    1- Freeman
    2- Altuve
    3- Rendon
    S- Seager
    IF- Thames
    O- Cruz
    O- Myers
    O- Conforto
    O- Cespedes (dl)
    U- Lemahieu
    U- Hamilton
    B- Hicks
    NA- Moncada

    S- DeGrom
    S- Cueto
    S- McCullers
    S- Pineda
    S- Salazar
    S- Quintana
    S- Wood
    S- Nola (dl)
    NA- Garrett

    Cl- Bush
    Cl- Knebel
    Cl- Wilson
    Cl(dl)- Bedrosian
    H- Rivero
    H- Dunn

    Can I sit back and enjoy this roster, or should I continue to angle for upgrades? I must admit my jockey is tired and it’s only mid-May. Thanks for any thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jared: Looks solid for a 20 team league

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:
        More like 30 team league! I’m serious, though. If this was your team would you continue tinkering or enjoy the ride?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I enjoy tinkering

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey:
            Nice. Thanks! Never had a team this complete in may.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  11. Scott says:
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    Rich Hill was cut in my 10-teamer 2 weeks ago. Would you cut lance lynn for him? Lynn’s next 4 are vs bos, @ lad, @col, @cubs. That means i am not starting him since we have an innings cap. 6×6 with qs. Lynn is my #6 starter. 6 sp and 4 rp will get me close to my innings cap. I know hill is a risk, but is the upside worth it? Even if i can only get 80-100 innings from him. Thx

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Scott: do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree w/ Curious

  12. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Which sides win? Been looking at the Buysellatops and am intrigued.

    1. Carrasco/ Villar vs. Lester/Dozier
    2. Altherr/Alonso vs. Alex Bregman

    The latters are all buys. Thoughts?

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: I just flipped (finally) Villar/Alonso for Odor, I thino long term I won this deal.

        Carrasco/Duffy for McCullers? Or hold off until more is learned about Carrasco? It might be too much if he’s OK. Total win in my book if this is a lingering issue. I think Fancona will play it smart with Carrasco and this injury is not related to spring training.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCullers

          • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for the advice!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  13. Sano it's your birthday says:
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    I prematurely dropped Amir garrett this weekend for Ian happ low and behold a day later I get the news that they are recalling Garrett who if anyone one would you drop to pick him back up or is not worth it???

    My bench is rather deep with
    Castellanos
    Happ
    Renfroe
    Margot
    Mancini
    Beckham
    zobrist

    My starters are
    Correa
    Rizzo
    Bregman
    Pujols
    Encarnacion
    Bellinger
    Sano
    JD Martinez
    Lemehieu
    Contreras
    Zobrist/Beckham
    Renfroe/Margot

    Pitchers
    Wheeler
    Freeland
    Lester
    Paxton
    Happ
    Vargas
    Tillman
    Bundy
    Diaz
    Kintzler

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Sano it’s your birthday: Assuming this is a keeper/dynasty… you have a couple guys you could drop to get Amir upside back – Beckham for one, happ might be a wash but you have a lot of bench bats

  14. David Arcibar says:
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    So is McCarthy a drop in 12 team leagues? I’m also holding Wood, hill and Maeda.

    • Utah Green Sox says:
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      @David Arcibar: If you’re holding wood, do you have to type one handed?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Agree w/ Grey

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @FrankGrimes: Agree with Grimey!

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t encourage him!

  15. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning FML

    Dentist , Kiermeier or Renfroe over Gamel ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nightpandas: Renfroe seems to be heating up

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Gamel has no punch outside of average, and never really has at any level. Renfroe has the better upside, and is starting to play like it. Easy choice.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Utah Green Sox: @Nightpandas: agree with rest – Renfroe for upside but if you need speed, the Dentist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: Morning, NP…Depends on needs, Agree w/ F

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Nightpandas:

      Agree w/ Grey

  16. Lt says:
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    Grey, nice work. Reading this post is the best part of my morning routine, so thanks. Offered Machado, Choo (I’ll drop him), and Porcello for Rendon, McCullers and Vargas. 5×5 weekly 12 team league h2h. Too much?
    Also I have bedrosian should I just try to trade him to the team with Norris and salvage any value since we all know big Mike is gonna eff this up for everyone when he returns? Thanks again man

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Lt: I’d take Machado

      • Lt says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I would move machado to 3rd for Rendon. Someone offered me turner or Bregman and Reed for Odor. I could then bench Story and start Machado at SS. Hold or trade Odor?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Lt: I’d keep Odor but its fair to move him for Bregman if you want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! Agree w/ F

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Lt:

      Agree w/ Grey

  17. Not your average Joe says:
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    Would you do the following trade:

    I give: Correa, Duvall, Brach
    I get: Stanton, Carpenter, Porcello

    (I’d slide Machado to SS and put Carpenter at 3B)

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Altherr, Desmond; Util – C.Santana; Bench – C.Santana, Duvall
    SP – Tanaka, Severino, Odorizzi, A.Wood, Wheeler, JC Ramirez
    RP – Holland, Bush, Brach, Wilson, Reed
    DL –Maeda

  18. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Loved the blurbs today, Grey. Would you add Godley, Nola, Wheeler, Urena, or Garrett over Corbin, Lynn, Severino, or T Walker? Also, Pillar over Trumbo or Altherr? I own Judge, Duvall, and Conforto as well.

    Funny, not funny, I typed Trumbo and it auto-corrected to Trump.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I’d go Wheeler over Corbin. Same for Walker but both have similar upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Thanks! Agree w/ Rabs, hold Trumpo and Altherr

      • Lt says:
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        @FrankGrimes: I agree that he agreed with Grey

  19. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h keeper. RD Values in parenthesis. Need MI and SP. Im in a pretty good spot but always looking to better my team. Have Margot and don’t really have room to keep him. In order to upgrade over Zobrist thinking of doing my Margot (19), Bundy (21)and Zobrist for Segura and Kluber (6). Would you do that or hold? I wouldn’t really keep anyone in this question, im pretty stacked with keepers.

    Im also impatient but I need to move Margot for something, do you have any sense on his value for he next three years as a late round keeper? trying to ask the most vague question ever.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: If you can get Segura and Kluber for those 3 than do it but I’d be surprised if the other owner accepted that.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: Grimes must not agree!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  20. Chris says:
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    also do we have a glossary term for someone like Brian McCann? Especially catchers– I feel like McCann gets in a game only 3 times a week but always finds a way to put the ball over the fence at least 1 of those games haha. I am not creative enough for something like that

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: Garbage truck? only picks up once a week, but as dependable as they come

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, not bad

  21. Luvdarooks says:
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    Schmimpf or A. Frazier ROY in a 5×5 OBP?

      • Luvdarooks says:
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        What is PF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schimpf

  22. joeg414 says:
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    High Five on Renfroe, but I’m kicking myself that I didn’t pick him up in both leagues .; Oh well. A Lot of spilled milk so far

  23. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Going back to the well again, sorry, forgot to add this to my original question…Shoemaker and Godley are available in my 12 tm h2h. Would you add one or both over Corbin, Ray, T Walker, or S Kelley (is he droppable now?) ?

    Thanks!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: personally – Corbin and Kelley could go for those two. Still inherent risk with both guys you are picking up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: You’re talking about streamers in a 12 team league, Shoemaker has a good next matchup, otherwise, I don’t know

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Gracias Amigos

  24. Knucks says:
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    The AL West better get a Dental damn, cause the Dentist will be running amuck in that lineup for the next 4-6 weeks (I hope).

    • Simply Fred

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      @Knucks: huh? PHI up next…fewest SB allowed in the majors this season…

  25. Cram It says:
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    A tale of two RCL’s. ‘Perts league, can’t make a batty call to save my life. My managed RCL league, batty call Bour and Smoak and traded Edwin Diaz the morning of yesterday’s blowup. Can do nothing right in the middle of the pack vs. can do no wrong in 1st place.

    Good work climbing into 1st, btw!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Thanks! It goes in waves, I fully expect to fall back a bit at some point, but it’s a marathon not a sprint, as they say

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Cram It:

      Agree w/ Grey

  26. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank: Bour, ToJo, Smoak and Travis. Position doesn’t matter. Thanks.

  27. Adam P. says:
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    /pages through entire morning roundup
    //sees no mention of any player on either fantasy team
    ///except of course for Carrasco, who is now hurt
    ////cries

  28. William Hung says:
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    Daily. Rizzo. Rant.

    @Grey: Would you stream Triggs @ SEA or JC Ramirez V. CWS tonight?

  29. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Amazing that those Rudy jocks weren’t more popular!

  30. Five-On-One says:
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    Who is next up as closer in Seattle? I saw Grey say he picked up Vincent, but there is also Zych (got the save last night) and Cishek (former closer with a 0.00 ERA this year – so what if it has been only 0.1 innings pitched?). So I guess I am asking (1) how likely is it that Diaz will be pulled from the closer spot, and (2) if he is pulled is Vincent the most likely next one to be anointed, or merely a possibility. Gracias.

    • @Five-On-One:

      I would guess they will trot Diaz back out there…and if he has another hang up then he will get a mysterious DL stint for “arm Fatigue”. Zych was supposed to be the man, but after 2 injury filled early seasons he doesn’t seem as dominant. My guess is Zych or Vincent gets the temp spot and if Diaz comes back and stinks it up again it will either be permanent or Cishek will get a crack at it.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-On-One: Not unless he’s injured. Who knows?

  31. Slowmez says:
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    1) DL stashes are killing me! Right now Story, Piscotty, Haniger, Paxton, Nola overflowing my 2 DL spots (haven’t even moved Story out of SS slot yet). While news of their progress is good, it also means I will have to start dropping players that have been more productive in their absence. Which of these scabs should I move on from when it’s time to make room for some the above.

    Cody Bellinger (I already have Rizzo, Miggy, Reynolds)
    Scott Schebler
    Aaron Hicks
    Robbie Ray
    Corey Knebel
    Trevor Cahill

    2) Given my log jam at 1B, which of these guys would you try to trade away?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Slowmez: Schebler, Hicks can go when needed..Cahill is expendable as well..I’d hang onto Ray and Knebel for now.
      2. I’d try to move Reynolds and Miggy out of those…Reynolds first.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Slowmez: Do not drop Bellinger. Drop Hicks. Cahill next, then Schebler. Knebel looks like the guy in MIL, so assuming you need a closer, keep him.
      I think you could move on from Piscotty, depending on team and league context.

      Bellinger is a hot commodity right now, you could move him, but he may be a great player rest of season. If you can move Reynolds, do it. If not, Miggy.

  32. “Four-eleven sending that ball straight to heaven!” This line made me spit out my coffee, and I wasn’t even drinking any.

    Worth dropping any of these guys to pickup Haniger? Had him on my team before the DL stint. Line up Perez, Rizzo, Hernandez, J.Turner, T.Turner, Stanton, Broxton, Conforto, Gyorko, B-Duvall,Story.

    Verlander, Nova, Severino, Salazar, McCullers, Bundy, Cole, Maeda, Godley, Holland, Maurer, Albers, Melancon.

    Danke!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Ha, thanks! You have no one to drop right now, I guess Godley if you need a bench bat

      • @Grey:

        Thanks!! Is having no one to drop the same meaning as no one worth dropping? Haniger was tearing it up early in the season. I guess looking at guys like Broxton or Duvall for ROS, is Haniger worth more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not worth more right now

  33. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Salami Tom!

  34. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Is Diaz done as closer? Drop him for Bush? Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Not done but if you have another drop I’d grab Bush

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

  35. Murph says:
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    I know I’ve read too much Razzball when I found myself looking at the wires and I’m automatically translating player names into Mezuzah and Salami Tom.
    That said – I’ll let you guys pick:

    1) a UTIL player: Bour, ToJoseph, Tomas or Mazara?

    2) a CI: Bour, ToJoseph, Moist-ass-kiss or Bregman (is he finally getting it?)

    3) a MI: Schoop, Swanson, Travis, Miller

    Thanks to the Razzball family

    • Murph says:
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      @Murph: Hunter Renfroe is also an option for UTIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Haha… 1. To-Jo 2. Moist 3. Schoop

  36. armcurls says:
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    Will the White still trade Robertson? Jones still the handcuff?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @armcurls: Good Chance

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @armcurls: Agree w/ Grey

      • LenFuego says:
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        @FrankGrimes: While there is a decent chance Robertson gets traded at some point, it is not always the best pitcher or the 8th inning guy who steps up to the closer role. The Sox could be perfectly content to leave Jones in the setup role at which he has been so successful and going with Kahnle or Swarzak as the closer. There is just an awful lot of uncertainty here, so be prepared to be disappointed.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @LenFuego:
          Agree w/ Fuego

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agree w/ SteveNZ

  37. Dhouse42 says:
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    Thinking of moving Syndergaard. H2h cats league 12 team. Pitching is good (Mccullers, Paxton, Wood, Nova, Verlander, erod, etc) and need hitting and need to win now. Also need the DL spot.

    Is it worth it? What level of hitter should I settle for? One guy so far has shown interest. He has Votto, Murphy, which I might try for but likely won’t get, and then also Conforto, Benintendi.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dhouse42: It’s always worth it if you get a good return. I’d move him for any one of those guys.

  38. Wnwdotcom says:
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    So many outfielders and some decent pitching and power on the wire. Are any of these worth dropping for one of the three:

    Bottom of my team:
    Deshields
    Josh Reddick
    Margot
    Hicks
    Jose Reyes
    Ian Happ

    Available:
    Tommy Joseph
    Felix Hernandez
    Matt Shoemaker

    12-team h2h five category league. Thank you!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wnwdotcom: Reyes for To Jo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

  39. Swfcdan says:
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    Rank these triple sackers for me for deeper leagues please compadre:

    T Shaw, Eugenio, Castellanos, Moistasskiss.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Other 3? Could send Shaw and try to get Eugenie if it’s worth it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not worth it

  40. Bobby says:
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    Springer for McCullers ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobby: Springer

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

  41. Clint says:
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    16 team dynasty league w/hitter scoring including runs, RBI, sb’s, OBP, & total bases. I’m trying to figure out if this is a trick or what I’m missing here but the league leader just offered me his $14 Puig for my $8 Justin Bour. Am I missing something or should I click accept as fast as possible?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clint: Probably wants to move Puigs salary..I’d take Puig though (even though i hate him)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

  42. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…First year player draft only

    Trade Bogaerts, Ian Happ and 1st rd pick for Trea Turner?

    Is Turner an upgrade?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bucktail30: I’d want Turner

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Bucktail30:

      Agree w/ Grey

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Bucktail30:
      Agreew/ Grey

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Bucktail30: Don’t agree w/ either

  43. fieldvision says:
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    Pick up Vincent not Cishek ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could, M’s haven’t said, Vincent has been setup man all year

  44. Oppo Taco says:
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    Rank Upton, Cargo, Mazara, Piscotty ROS. Or did I do that already?

    Would you trade one these guys and Verlander to get DegGrom? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rank looks fine, pretty fluid — No on deGrom

  45. ElBoss says:
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    Morning Grey!! I just want to let you know that it’s in your best interest to be a Giants fan and watch their games, they are the definition of amazing baseball!! Buster Posey is the only catcher you should endorse!!
    Question of the day – how many innings does Matt Cain pitch this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      130

      • ElBoss says:
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        @Grey: 270

  46. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you trade McCutchen for Ozuna or continue to hold McCutchen?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Ozuna

  47. The JoGarza says:
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    Which schmotatoe in a 12-team H2H OBP:

    Smoak, Renfroe, Kiermaier, Drury

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: I’m going with Smoak right now

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Conforto NL MVP!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          MVP! MVP!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            Uh oh I traded him to F
            In the FCL or wade Davis ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              JeFCL?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Well, he has Conforto, there’s that

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:

                    My AVG stinks. Prolly keep me in third or worse cuz of it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh, it’s early still, Votto hits .320 in the 2nd half, and Villar hits .260 and it changes that quickly

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    True. If I can pull a win off with all these dudes making hundreds of moves it’ll be a sweet victory. Haha.

                    • Grey

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                      What, you don’t make moves?

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Yea some sure (prolly 30ish so far) but I’m never fast enough to grab the hot guy nor do I do much batty calls etc I just don’t have the time to make 100s of moves everyday!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      There was 36 hours between first pitch Sunday and first pitch Monday to make batty call moves

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey: I’m not complaining…cust’

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    36 hours sure but look at my sweet sweet lineup: I have no one to drop!!! Jk Hahaha.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah i had no choice but to take Conforto there…My offense has been so bad to start the year….Plus you know i love me some CONFORTO!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      CONFORTO!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza:

      Add TommyJo to that list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak, Kiermaier

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @The JoGarza:
      Agree w/ Grey

  48. Tweak says:
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    Moved Judge and Healy for Freeman, Bregman and A-A-ron Sanchez this weekend, so I’m hopeful that Bregman picks it up a bit. No way Judge hits .300 plus on the season.

    Also, maybe people don’t want to bring it up, but with all of the injuries this year and homers on the rise recently, is anyone else suspicious of a new wave of steroids / PEDs all over the game? It just doesn’t smell right to me.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tweak: I feel like most of the injuries are to pitchers this year. Less good pitching = more hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, I’m always suspicious

  49. mcmi11ions says:
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    I’m really aggravated with Maikel Franco. This is a 12 team keeper league where I get 10 keeper spots each year. I can’t trade him, and I don’t feel like I can drop him, but my recently promoted Ian Happ is taking up a valuable roster spot that I would otherwise use for streaming. I still have Matt Harvey rostered too. I also have Alex Bregman, and while he isn’t getting the counting stats and power I hoped for, he at least get hits.

    As I mentioned before, this league has weekly prizes for leading a category, and this week is IP. What would you do? Drop Franco? Drop Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too! Drop Harvey

  50. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Would you start Salazar tonight at home vs TB?

    Thanks

  51. exactly says:
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    Grey, in a 12 team pts league, what level pitcher should I aim for in a trade with Bogaerts?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @exactly: any “Ace”. And by “Ace” I mean, Chris Sale.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Cram It says:
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      @exactly: 2nd level.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @exactly: You’re not going to get a good enough SP to trade him away

      • exactly says:
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        @Grey: sad face

        • exactly says:
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          @exactly: how about bogaerts/velasquez for lester/moncada?

          • exactly says:
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            @exactly: or lester/story?

  52. dtbran says:
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    1. So what’s the strategy in a H2H daily league when you start Archer and Diaz? Stick every pitcher you have in for the week and hope ratios shrink? (Have Scherzer, Yu, Pineda, Ray, Wood, Urias, Ed-Rod, maybe Velasquez, another Archer start) and other closers Oh, JWilson.
    2. Trading been tough, would you drop any of those pitchers for a bench bat / daily filler (Mazara, To Jo, stash Hanniger, Schleber, Hern Perez) or a spec saves guy? (Rosenthal, K-Rod, Vincent) or hold with that rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dtbran: 1. Yes 2. No idea of depth of your league, Velasquez is likely a streamer — Vincent

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: it’s a 12 teamer daily with 5 bench spots and 2 DL (right now Pax and Maeda are DL and pollock taking up DL )

  53. The Great Knoche says:
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    Had the late night dual TV going last night.

    Brutal is only way to describe Manaea’s first 2 innings, he was lights out after that. I wouldn’t ride him until he gets the control figured out, but he set down last 10 he faced and looked dominant doing it.

    Watched Godley and he looked good for 2nd start. Can he keep up a 73% GB rate which is helping his .186 BABIPA? Doubtful. BB rate is not good, but the K and Velo spike is intriguing. Like you said could be a breakout, but I could see some growing pains coming.

    I love that you have created your own glossary term with Motter-Fodder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Park’s not great, but his velocity and Ks spike is hella sexy

  54. Rated Rookie says:
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    Grey: I’m in need of pitching and have a trade offer on the table where I give Trea Turner and get Alex Wood and Rougned Odor in return. (11-team, 5×5 league if that helps). Thanks!

  55. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Godley, Karns, or McCarthy?
    Karns’ Ks and BB/9 are super impressive as of late but is it sustainable?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  56. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I have two words for the ridiculous 10 day DL, which everyone seems to be giving a try, Gehrig and Ripken.

    If you ain’t really hurt, as in nothing is broken or torn, get out there and earn your millions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  57. The JoGarza says:
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    Quick one for you:

    Better closer (taking into consideration ratios and whether they’ll remain closer all year):

    J.Wilson or A.Reed?

  58. Nitro says:
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    Is Folty a start vs. Toronto at home this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. Matt says:
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    Top 2 and bottom 2 of this group? Or are they all about the same.
    Schebler, Fowler, Reddick, Tomas, Dom Santana, Belt, Baez, N Walker

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Matt: Tomas is the top option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Same diff… Tomas, Belt….Reddick, Domingo

  60. Kip Mungjup says:
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    Pick 2 of these starts. QS, K/9 league…manea v Bos, Hahn @Sea, Corbin v NYM

  61. Bosox says:
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    Would you give Cabrera Salazar and Brian McCann for holland Gary Sanchez and Quintana?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bosox: yes immediately

      • Bosox says:
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        @Bye Felica: that’s Miguel Cabrera just to clarify

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Bosox: was thinking assdrool…. depends on needs i suppose? Do you need pitching? Whos your replacement etc

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Bosox: still rather own sanchez over 50 yr old Miggy. So thats out of the way. Then it becomes Salazar and Mcann or Greg holland (right?) And Jose Q. I rather have the Jose Holland side.

          • Bosox says:
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            @Bye Felica: I’m not hurting for pitching but Cabrera has been useless to me. Only problem I have is that McCann has been surprisingly great for me so far. Not sure I’m hurting to upgrade catcher at the expense of miggy

  62. John says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just traded McCullers and Bogaerts for Kris Bryant. Thoughts?

    Shoemaker or Charlie Morton ROS?

    Also, what are your thoughts on Jon Gray as a stash?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @John: Nice trade

      Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree w/ BF — forget Gray

  63. fieldvision says:
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    Who would you take Hernan Perez or Josh Reddick ?

  64. b the esq. says:
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    Crazy to drop Ian Desmond to pick up Morton, Karns or Shark?

    Shallow Keeper h2h categories and Im pretty good at 3 OF/2 UTIL – Trout, Blackmon, Bellinger, Kemp, JustDong with Bregman on the BN until he heats up.

    I dont like having too many bench offense as I would rather roll as many decent SPs out there.

    Thoughts? Crazy? If not crazy, which SP to pick up?

    Thx

    • ctrengove says:
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      @b the esq.:

      Pretty crazy to me. I see those 3 pitchers as streamers right now. I’d drop Bregman before Desmond.

      • b the esq. says:
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        @ctrengove: Obviously not in the original post, but we have specific rules for rookies, i.e. they can be kept in the last rounds if picked off free agency, or kept in the round drafted…..Bregman was a last round keeper for me this year, and would only move up a few rounds next year, so Im hesitant to lose him.

        • ctrengove says:
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          @b the esq.:

          Gotcha. Still, crazy :)

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @ctrengove: Morton is def worth owning. Have you watched his velo this year? he was hitting 97-98mph consistently. I ratger own him than most 50-100 ranked pitchers right now. I may be biased since i used him 3x on duel and win quite a bit of $

  65. ctrengove says:
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    Stream-o-Nator likes Folty tomorrow at home against Toronto.

    Would you stream him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ctrengove: Yes, and listen to the podcast

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Was planning on doing so this afternoon!

        :)

  66. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Which hitter do I sit

    Bellinger @ Blach (0-2)
    C Santana v Odorizzi (1-5 HR 2BB 2K)
    Conforto @ Grienke (0-4 2K)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey:

        Forgot to mention it’s OBP… change anything?

    • ctrengove says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      Small sample, but Bellinger is pretty good vs LHP so far this season.

      Santana is the least hot hitter of the 3 and Greinke is the best pitcher of the 3, so I’d sit Santana.

  67. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Grey, is it worth holding Carlos Gomez (Other OF are Broxton, Kemp, Puig, Peralata, Mazara) because this league (6×6 with OPS and Cg’s as extra categories) only has one DL and that dirtbiking jerk from SF is taking up that slot.

    Best OF’s on the wire right now are D Santana and L Garcia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d go Domingo

  68. ctrengove says:
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    So I’ve had a lot of fun playing the waiver wire early in the season. I’ve nearly entirely remade my OF/UTL spots from the draft, and for the better I believe.

    My additions: Bellinger, Alonso, Dickerson, Altherr, and McCutchen (was dropped).

    Would you kindly rank those 5 ROS (H2H points)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  69. Hugman says:
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    Pujols over Renfroe rest of season? I keep telling myself to just leave Albert in his UT slot, and at the end of the season I’ll have my 30 homers and 100 RBIs. But it’s difficult. The self-inflicted penalty for touching Pujols is smelling my finger afterward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  70. Murph says:
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    Which side do you prefer?

    1 – Conforto for Holland
    2 – JD Martinez for Holland?
    3 – Cain/Gyorko for Holland?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Murph:
      The answer is always Conforto!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland?

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey:In my saves-screwed-situation, if I had Conforto to deal for a closer with double digit saves, I’d do it yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  71. fudgemybudge says:
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    Kh Davis or Duvall for UTIL spot in H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  72. Swfcdan says:
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    Pujols is starting to look like toast. Some good buy-lows to offer him for in a dynasty? Bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada, Amed, prospect?

  73. primetime says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper 5×5 OBP.

    I have Piscotty coming off the DL soon.

    Also, drop Devenski for Roark?

    I need to drop one of my bench players:

    1b – Alonso
    2b Schoop
    2b LeMahieu
    2b – Happ
    3b – Castellanos
    OF – Polanco G
    OF – Holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday, Devenski is more valuable than Roark

      • primetime says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. With that being said, what about adding Santana or Kolten and dropping one of the other guys?

        Also, guy in my league benches Carpenter every week. Has you feeling changed with Carpenter this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream… Nothing’s changed on Carp, I’d play him tho…

  74. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Supposedly, Thames is going to see time at LF while Braun is out, opening the door for the greatness of Jesus Aguilar at 1B!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie

  75. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Severino and Morton just hit my waiver wire. Pick either/both up and drop Harvey, Samardjiza, or Nola? (15 team, 5×5, redraft)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Harvey and Nola

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I give up Sonny Gray and Marwin Gonzalez
    I get Tony Watson and Matt Andriese

    Would you make that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        he accepted now we need league approval

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Thanks for the update Scotty K!

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            anytime Cram!!!!

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        does edwin Diaz still have the closer role in Seattle or is it Vincent/Zych?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Diaz as of now

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            is he losing the closer role soon? If so who is next in line for it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who?

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Vincent or Zych?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Vincent

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Are the M’s going with closer by committee?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Why?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey,

                      Is Ian Happ worth playing tonight or keep him in the minors

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Minors

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey

                    Start Mancini or Chisenhall tonight?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Lonnie

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      thanks Grey

  77. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    20 teamer with holds. bullpen being
    diaz/farq/j.smith/bearclaw (now surpassed by phelps lately)/koji. drop anybody to grab the hand in case SD goes that way? hand will probably get less holds than the guys i have of course if he doesn’t get the job. SEA’s zych/vincent (not cishek) out there as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bearclaw’s been bad

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: yes, yes he has, i’ve dropped him in smaller leagues as of late.

  78. Fungazi says:
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    Can we take Zobrist to the glue factory so Happ can stay up? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please let this happen

  79. OddBall Herrera says:
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    Guyer down, Almonte down, Zimmer out of the Columbus lineup yesterday. I am expecting a callup alert any minute now.

    • OddBall Herrera says:
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      @OddBall Herrera:

      Also, I hear the Pederson comp a lot, but I’m thinking that Broxton w/ some platoon issues would be a better expectation for Zimmer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds about right, looks like he might hit .220

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Hmm…

      • OddBall Herrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Small victory lap being taken around the office

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  80. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12 of 24), balanced stats, deep teams (24 players each). Only 30 moves a year so no streaming.

    With Braun on the DL I need a fill in / need an outfield floater.

    I’ve got Pomeranz and will be dropping him (I feel at this point you see his name coupled with dropping him and think one of two things: 1) I told you not to draft/pick him up in the first place, why do you even have him and 2) Happy to simply see people drop him in general).

    So, in dropping Pomeranz, who do you see as the best fill in guy for now and who could potentially stay on my team as floater once Braun returns.

    Wire:
    S. Schebler, C. Dickerson, B. Gardner, C. Beltran, C. Gomes, J. Werth, J. Soler, T. Pham, J. Reddick

    thanks bud, J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  81. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    also, in NL only if i already have godley drop bradley for which of: dunn/phelps/vizcaino for holds guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  82. Not your average Joe says:
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    I give: Correa + SP (odorizzi? wheeler?)
    I get: K.Seager + Cueto

    (I then play Manny at SS) Yes or No? 12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.

  83. JC3Bagger says:
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    Zimmer is likely going to be a hot commodity on the waiver wire that goes through tomorrow. What’s a reasonable spend using a $100 FAAB budget?

  84. lwomack58 says:
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    Carrying both Kelly and Glover on a couple of teams-who do you think will finally emerge as the closer.

    Would you drop Peraza for Schebler. I have other steal options-need some RBI’s & Homers or will Peraza finally turn it around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glover

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you.

        What about 2nd question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  85. Chris D says:
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    Yas Tomas OR Keon Broxton in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  86. Jr says:
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    Thanks for all the help! In a 10 team h2h keeper league (TB, HR, BB, OBP, SLG, NSB) should I drop Todd Frazier for Travis Shaw? I have Suarez playing at 3b now, so do I ride with him and hope Frazier gets hot or cut bait and go with Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  87. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    A) Rendon or Suarez?

    B) Sell Abreu to buy low on Edwin?

    C)

    • Jackie Treehorn says:
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      A) Add E. Nunez who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Rendon B. Sure

  88. Godsgifttobaseball says:
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    Trout and Rendon for Kluber Lester and Kemp. 10 team H2H standard cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  89. jon says:
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    Hold Perdomo for his start at home vs ARZ or drop to stream JC at home vs CHW today or Shoemaker at home vs CHW tomorrow.

    only need 1 good start W and QS my ratios are pathetic currently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream JC

  90. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Word on the street is Bradley Zimmer got called up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Word!

  91. Fogimon says:
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    Finally bit the bullet and dropped Brad Miller in my weekly lineup roto…. and of course he has his best game of the year and jumps over .200
    Now watch him go on one of his typical homer binges for 3 weeks, I pick him up again, and he settles into his .230-ish with decent power the rest of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always happens

  92. Fogimon says:
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    Encouraged by the Berrios start, or still skeptical?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We talk about him on the podcast, skeptical

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: need to get some headphones in here so I can listen to the podcast at work. Or I can just say screw it and blast baseball talk all over the office.

        Okay I’m looking for headphones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  93. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Bradley Zimmer just got the call! In a 12 team 5 OF league, how much FAAB out of $100 are you placing on him? Keeper league.

    Thanks!

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say, but nothin comes out when they moves their lips, just a bunch of gibberish, and mother lovers act like they forgot about Grey.

      I’d go $14

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Fogimon: haha – don’t understand the context but absolutely love it and the reference!

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: figured everyone’s talking about Zimmer… and asking what his bid price should be…. Grey did put his number up earlier… I need some Beats Headphones to listen to the podcast…..

          all in all…. Dr Dre would be proud of this thread

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Cram It: so are you telling me not to drop Jon Jay for this Bradley kid? Asking for a friend.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: better than catcher questions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $16

  94. GrandOlePal says:
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    Drop Jackie Bradley Jr. for B. Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  95. chris pierce says:
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    Should I drop one of my bench players for Zimmer? Need speed.

    1b – Alonso
    2b Schoop
    2b LeMahieu
    2b – Happ
    3b – Castellanos
    OF – Polanco G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  96. Mr. Trench says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade machado? I have tons of infield depth, need stud pitching

    He has scherzer, archer and would include Greg Holland In the trade

    Would you do either one of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, trade for cheaper SP

  97. bigbear says:
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    Is Odor anything more than an albatross at this point? Can’t really drop them… Don’t really want them… Would rather use the slot for something more productive… No one wants them… Is it too soon to renounce naming my 4th son Grey Albright?

    Cahill, Morton, Matz, Folty, or Wheeler? ROS (or until further notice).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too soon! Cahill

  98. Alex Sutara says:
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    grey I went on your advice to drop tulo, yet instead of dropping him I sold him low

    Sent out Tulo, Glover, and David Robertson

    for

    Eduardo Rodriguez and Tanner Roark

    Granted Roark screwed me anyway last week but how do you feel about the move?

    Sidenote: Do you just go on a limb for some of the advice you dish out? I know with the amount that you go through daily I probably would, half the people have already made up their mind anyway and just need to hear you say the words. At that when you told me to flat out drop tulo I was skeptical. Got rid of him either way and have Rosario on the team now, Here’s to hoping the reports are wrong and they call his ass up sooner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Roark

  99. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Inciarte
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Longoria

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    Bench: Ray, Urias, Lynn, Shoemaker, streamer

    (2) DL: Bedrosian

    Grey! Guess what!? I offered Owings, Hanley and Longoria for Trea Turner to the team below like I mentioned yesterday and he rejected but then wrote in the comments, “I like owings and longoria , no interest in Hanley whatsoever, owings Longoria and McCullers or Duffy for turner” …

    SO I gotta offer up Owings, Longoria and Duffy for Trea Turner right!? (not sure why he didn’t just send the counter?) Or knowing who he’d take for Turner, is Turner the best trade target or should I ask for one of Keuchel or Judge or even Edwin instead? Am I overthinking having too many Nationals? (already have Wieters, Harper, Rendon)

    He also said earlier he’d give me both Turner and Keuchel for Harper? That’s not worth it is it instead?

    Last place team having “fire sale” :

    (1) C: G. Sanchez
    (1) 1B: Encarnacion
    (1) 2B: C. Hernandez
    (1) SS: T. Turner
    (1) 3B: Suarez
    (3) OF: Trumbo, Judge, McCutchen
    (2) UT: C. Davis, Reynolds
    (6) Bench: Castro, C. Gonzalez, Tulowitzki

    (2) DL: Donaldson

    (3) SP: Lester, Keuchel, Sanchez
    (2) RP: Miller, Reed
    (4) P: J. Johnson, B. Norris, Albers, Quintana,
    (6) Bench: Roark, Holland, Devenski

    (2) DL: Familia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: What?! You wouldn’t take Trea Turner for Owings, Longoria, and Duffy? But yesterday you told me to offer Hanley, Longo, and Owings for Turner? I’m confused… Is Duffy the dealbreaker there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was talking about the Harper deal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course I would take Turner there, who wouldn’t

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Bahaha oh okay! Yeah I was shocked when he said that so I was double checking because it seemed too good to be true? Now let’s hope he didn’t have a change of heart!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, totes

  100. Steve says:
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    Top two for UTIL (14 team OBP,

    Happ, Zimmer, Pham or Fuentes

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer, Pham

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Steve: Zimmer and Pham for me.

      FYI, Zimmer will be far more valuable in an OBP league than a BA league. E.g., in the minors last year, he had a .365 OBP against a .250 BA, and in the Arizona Fall League, he had a .421 OBP against a .257 BA. At AAA Columbus this year, he has a .371 OBP with a .294 BA .

  101. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Carrasco for Kyle seager which side do you like ? OPS league

    STaff after carrasco
    Verlander severino wood maeda Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

      • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: if you could choose between JD and seager which would you choose?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager?

  102. ballaaa says:
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    C Perez
    1B Miggy
    2B Cesar Hernandez
    3B Marwin Gonzalez
    SS Andrus
    OF Altherr
    OF Springer
    OF Avisail Garcia
    U Trea Turner
    U Mark Reynolds
    BN Todd Frazier
    BN Odor
    BN Adam Jones

    im heavy on batting… drop anyone for Brad Zimmer? i have decent speed, but it’s volatile. thanks

    also.. i really do wanna stream more pitching and lose some batters.. who to drop to start streaming?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ballaaa: Drop Marwin to stream

      • ballaaa says:
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        @Cram It: i really wanted to hold on to marwin until frazier starts to get it going… but i guess ill look to drop him shortly. skip out on Zimmer then? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  103. If a less than proud owner of the Tribe’s Santana & Encarnacion, is Zimmer still a recommended ADD? Or like Custar, just too many Indians. Thanks!

    • @zombie: & if Happ stays with the Cubs, Happ or Zimmer?? Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Happ if he plays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d own Zimmer

  104. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    My apology in advance for adding to the Zimmer questions:

    Who to drop for zimmer;

    JBJ
    Brett Gardner

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Mike and Ike: Do we know if Zimmer is an everyday player at this point?

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Fogimon: depth charts says batting 9th starting in CF

  105. elvi merkel is dank says:
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    .. WIRE ADD- B. Zimmer or K .Broxton…conflicted???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @elvi merkel is dank: it would appear his upside is keon broxton and what he’s doing right now (maybe more steals less average than that). however he’s hitting the 9th slot and his at bats are likely more tenuous.

  106. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Move Shoemaker and Bundy for Rendon and Archie Bradley?

    yahoo 12 team OBP. pitching’s deeper than hitting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. Cohen says:
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    Grey, who do u prefer to stream tomorrow?
    Folty or Chacin vs Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  108. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Grey, any insight into why Correa isn’t stealing any bases…haven’t watched a ton of their games, but it doesn’t even seem like he is attempting steals either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whole Astros team stopped stealing

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: STL’s correa got into luhnow lackey’s database since that idiot left his password on it, but they put some encrypted shit into luhnow’s computer, it was a time stamped virus, it went off sometime in late march. so now HOU steals like matheny has his guys doing it for years.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  109. Jimmy Lin says:
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    R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVG.

    Avisail Garcia for Zack Cozart?

    OF – Betts, Altherr, Benintendi, Garcia
    DL – Haniger

    Currently have Hernan Perez at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  110. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Start or sit Lynn tonight vs. BOS (5.8)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  111. Ben says:
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    I have…

    Berrios, Godley, Hendricks, Quintana, Verlander, R.Ray, Samadzija, Wade Davis, Hererra, Brach, Knebel

    Gonna need to unload one or two. Thoughts on who to try to trade? 12 team keeper roto league I need to improve in ERA, WHIP and SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Quintana

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: I also have Nola and Matz on the DL. Forgot to mention that.

        What do you think about offering Davis/Quintana for Darvish?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Yu

  112. Jammer McSlam says:
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    12 H2H 5×5 league.

    Offered:
    Trumbo
    Senzatela

    I give:
    Alex Wood
    Charlie Morton

    I’m thinking about taking it. My pitching can handle losing both of them (even if I end up streaming Senzatela). My current OF is Springer, Broxton, Pillar, Piscotty (DL). I suppose drop/trade Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo side

  113. Mush says:
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    Blanco and Fuentes are both lefties. Just a heads up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, Fuentes still seems on the strong side

  114. jason batteiger says:
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    last league left with zimmer not gone, from yesterday i now have leury

    14 teamer with OPS, hits, QS/holds best replacement for other white fish, gotta be a LF or CF since now i only have rajai/rasmus at those positions with pollock out
    C bandy
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS miller
    3B longo
    MI walker
    CI pujols
    LF rasmus
    CF rajai
    RF stanton
    OF gamel
    util leury
    BN schimpf/braun/arcia
    DL pollock/murphy
    leury or zimmer? heyward/taylor around as well here, but with pollock out i probably need steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  115. crenshaw07 says:
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    This is the first year our league has had a minor league stash slot. I am an Indians fan so guess who I stashed? It starts with a Z. Now I have to decide if he is worth adding to my active roster…or dropping to waivers. This is a 13 team 6 keeper dynasty league and currently my bench bat is Jose Reyes. Do you recommend dropping Reyes for Zimmer…or dropping Zimmer?

    • crenshaw07 says:
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      @crenshaw07: sorry to add to the zimmer questions but i did not see this one and have to decide by line up lock…you deserve angel wings…(chicken wings in heaven).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Lose Reyes

  116. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Ryan Zimmerman for Jacob Degrom??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  117. Ralf says:
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    Flyer on Zimmer or see what comes of this To-Jo heater?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer for SBs, ToJo for HRs

  118. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Grey OPS league 10 team

    3b castellanos
    Ci Santana
    Of Stanton
    Of upton
    Of Holliday
    Of Duvall
    U Morrison
    Bench polanco

    If you could acquire either JD mart or K seager which would you choose?

  119. Christian Herman says:
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    Schebler Happ or call up Zimmer in an OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  120. dtbran says:
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    Just catching on to this Zimmer here, sorry Grey, 12 tm limited moves lost Pollock, but steady in SB’s and pitching, lose Velasquez for him or wait and see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  121. stu says:
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    Trade Morton OR Severino for Edwin Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Morton

  122. Blaster says:
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    Drop piscotty for zimmer in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. Clive says:
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    Had Story go down and need a SS in my H2H/OPS league..

    Trade my Benintendi/Giles for Lindor? Would still have Trout/Judge/JD Mart/Bautista in OF. And Holland/Bentances/Colome/Bush as closers..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side, it’s fair

  124. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    Like everyone my DL list is about half my team at this point. Would you drop Bedrosian for the Dentist? I’m in need of some steals.

    12 team roto

    Thanks!

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Pager24: or would you drop Carlos Gomez instead?

      Thanks again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. Hurm says:
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    hey Grey – I started with Odor at 2b, grabbed Kipnis off waivers when he was still on the DL & grabbed Dee Gordon off waivers after he was dropped a week ago. Not a lot of interest out there since they’re all struggling. I don’t want to drop any of these guys, but if I had to, who should it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  126. Squeeze Play says:
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    Swanson , bradley or wainwright need to drop 1 for hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

  127. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you take Zimmer over Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. omar says:
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    8 team 5×5 Standard Roto. Pick a side:

    Group A:
    Encarnacion
    Jose Ramirez

    Group B:
    JD Martinez
    Gallo
    Kepler

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  129. Kevin says:
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    When do you expect Brinson to be called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      July/August

  130. Homerun says:
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    Who do I drop to add Nola?

    Villar, Bradley, Swanson, Russell, Ramierz,

    Is Nola worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  131. lwomack58 says:
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    Drop Peraza for Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  132. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you Smoak is for real or just a hot streak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streak

  133. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey!

    Bregman or Margot in standard roto dynasties?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  134. The JoGarza says:
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    12-tm OBP league.

    Have two offers on the table:

    My Miggy for Ozuna and Desmond
    Miggy for C.Davis and either Ozuna/Desmond.

    Any worth shipping a slumping Miggy for?

    FWIW, I am last in the league in HR and RBI. Desperately need some production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stick with Miggy, but they could work out for you

  135. Swfcdan says:
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    Drury or Cozart for MI in OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  136. Hbb says:
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    Drop Hernan, to-jo, Moreland for zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To-Jo

  137. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Grey maeda or Salazar ros? Are you worried about Salazar control issues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, yes

  138. omar says:
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    Is there a rule of thumb (not to be insensitive to the honeys, but the origin of that phrase always makes me chuckle) on a max of players from the same team that should be rostered in a season long league? I’m trying to trade for EE and Jose Ramirez, and already own Lindor and scooped up Zimmer this morning. Okay to roster that many, or should I look elsewhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think it matters how many players you own from one team as long as they’re good

  139. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in an RCL, how much more time should we give Schwarber?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Until he gets going

  140. PB&J says:
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    Thoughts on his Correa and Pineda for my Darvish and Cozart?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @PB&J: I’d want Correa – not really close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  141. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    I’m pretty sure I know what your answer will be to this, but – the corpse of Ryan Zimmerman or Carlos Santana ROS? I’m liking Santana batting out of the 4-hole, but Zimmerman looks like a Born-again Hitsman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I thunk – would you say it is close though? Asking for a friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, close enough

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Hey – thanks! If you had the opportunity to split a pizza with Scott K., what type of pizza would you order. I’m thinking Hawaiian.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              With Chef Boyardee pasta strewn on top

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: What a meal!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA

  142. mikestatic says:
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    Do I drop Moreland for Smoak? Also, Brad Miller is on the ww, russell has been awful. I know I dont drop him but do I scoop up miller and bench russell until he does something? I would have to drop healy or jackie bradley for miller. thoughts? thanks. 12 team h2h 5×5 weekly keep 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Moreland… sure drop Healy

  143. Mello Yello says:
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    It’s Wheeler time.

    Stop effing with me Diaz…you’re better than this…at least I really hope you are

    Amir back to the rotation…another situation where the parties responsible should stop effing with me

    I’m not talkin’ bout moving in
    And I don’t want to change your life
    But the Dodgers are facing some dude named Blach
    And I really like Corey Seager tonight…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  144. Adam says:
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    Justin Smoak or Aaron Hicks ROS??
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Gamecock!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The gamecock of the walk!

  145. Kevin b says:
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    Always appreciative of your write ups to unwind to when I get home from work.

    Duffy or Godley roy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…Duffy

  146. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Start CHisenhall or Mancini, I have 10 minutes to set my roster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lonnie

  147. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    with zimmer up who’s best this year stash in AL only
    c.gillaspie, alford, r.guzman, vogelbach, olson, chapman, n.gordon, bung hole park, thaiss, aj reed, fisher, hicks, moya, bradley, travis, devers (although i thought you said not this year)
    didn’t list pitchers as i’m betting one of these is best rest of roster
    C mccann (DET)
    1B miggy
    2B segura
    SS correa
    3B mostsuckass
    CI valbuena
    MI miller
    OF (4) rajai/delino/trumbo/k.davis
    util mancini
    BN zimmer
    DL gomez (when they get around to it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph… Reed maybe

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: yeah i went there first.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and i have reed stashed in dynasties even with short slots.

  148. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Nola versus Pit or Tanaka versus TB, who are you starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are they both home?

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: Both are on the road.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola

  149. demribbies says:
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    you starting Lackey tonight vs CIN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  150. Spammer Jay says:
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    not going to click on the underwear link… not going to click it… damn your click bait! LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  151. Alex says:
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    THinking of dropping Piscotty to put Braun or Story on DL. No room, so they are still in my lineup.

    I’m rolling with Broxton, Altherr as recent replacements.

    FA options are Deshields, H. Perez, Pham, Renfroe

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: well, Braun is in my lineup. Story on bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, maybe Perez, maybe Renfroe

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: I’m mostly chasing runs and trying to maintain my high OBP.

        In a way, I’m wondering if I’ll miss Piscotty if I decide to go with Altherr or Broxton from here on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I doubt it

  152. The JoGarza says:
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    Potential Kershaw and Mookie trades:

    12-tm H2H OBP/QS keeper. Potential keeper rounds listed where applicable.

    Trade 1: My Kershaw for his Blackmon and Cueto.
    Trade 2: My Kershaw and mookie (10th rd next year) for his Freeman, Cespedes/Stanton, A.Wood (23rd in 2018, 20th in 2019), and Bellinger (23rd in 2018, 20th in 2019)

    First off, would you even do either trade if you’re desperate for offense? Second, which trade? Finally, if the second one, Cespedes or Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2, Giancarlo

  153. philip lutz says:
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    I have Hernan and Owings covernig for Story—Addison R is on waivers —He could replace Joc in my lineup….make sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Diaz is out in SEA – who you got Zych or Vincent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the post

  155. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    in deep league with diaz as only closer grab zych or does this seem short enough term (seems better than feliz for sure) to not worry about this. hand/farq/smith/koji are my other RP and have 57 moves left on the year (slightly above schedule on this)

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: unlike in most closer demotions diaz clearly has better stuff than anybody else on team. and in this instance i’m betting they won’t even go with one guy either anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  156. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Grimey and 1F wanna talk FCL and not even mention that I’ve been in first for weeks? Pfft, the nerve!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t deserve the ass you’re handing to them!

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: couple of assless chaps

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  157. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    For anyone that wants to chime in:

    1) Who’s back closing games first: Britton or Diaz?

    2) Better DL stash Britton or Bedrosian?

    F’in closers. They’re the worst.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz….Bedrosian

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  158. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    and in standard sized leagues even drop madson or strickland if i’m saves needy here? maybe strickland if melancon is actually back soon. all of the SEA guys out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: for zych or which of these SEA guys? might be better served just benching madson. this is yahoo daily today so only way i could grab somebody immediately is if i had a guy benched.

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: if i were to say leave madson in starting slot and SEA guy gets save he could be added by anybody before 3 AM if anybody dropped a BN guy.

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: that being said i do have 6 moves left on week, could grab one of the SEA guys now and reverse course later.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Vincent 1st, but this is totally unclear

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Grey: yeah, big time.

  159. Hb says:
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    Don’t start lackey with 17mph to center right lol?

  160. tom james says:
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    Sure, you’re a genius, but . . .

    …it wasn’t Señor Wences’ thumb that said “S’aright”. It was the bearded guy in the box who, come to think of it, looked exactly like Sandy Leon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  161. Metlgod says:
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    Oh master lothario, is Paxton Trumbo too much for Springer? Now that I write it seems like a no brainer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  162. Doritos for Breakfast says:
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    With Seattle in a closer committee, should I trade Devenski for Casilla or Vincent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: Disagree Grey, Casilla is terrible… why do you say that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Because he’s the closer in Oakland

  163. Mello Yello says:
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    They benched Seager and Bellinger?? Oh Moses smell the roses!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  164. assy says:
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    would you drop Keon B for Schoop? love him but i can put Trea in at 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can put Trea at 2B so I should pick up another 2B? What?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: another “rotoworld” blurb glitch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

      • assy says:
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        @Grey: wait, i meant *pick up* keon and drop schoop… my bad, long travel day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  165. ferris says:
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    1. When, if ever, do you think Story becomes Story again?

    2. Hedges or Wellington Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. June 3rd 2. Hedges

  166. Cheese says:
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    Desmond or kemp rest of season? 6×6 ops, h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  167. William Hung says:
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    Rizzo got a single!!! The slump ends tonight! (i hope…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @William Hung: there is the real slump ender.

  168. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Salazar is a complete asshole. 9 ks, and yet still an asshole.

    • Saul Goodman says:
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      @nick the smooth dick: I don’t know if I can start him again without closing my eyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the freakin worse

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        2018 breakout!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes!

  169. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Taillon was dropped in my league….I mean, I should add him and DL him, right? Just in case. I currently own Rich Hill and Ed Rodriguez(Bos)….would you dump one for Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Taillon, Nola over Hill

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in redraft leagues, zimmer or dickerson?

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  171. Stan the Man says:
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    Baez or Villar?
    Is Swanson coming out of it?
    Swanson or Zimmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar, Zimmer

  172. Small hands make my Cishek look big says:
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    Grabbed Vincent this morning (Thanks!), so fingers crossed on that one. Couple quick questions. Need SP help in 12 teamer. Trade A.Jones, Judge, or K. Morales? Enough to get a SP 1? Could through in Kipnis or C. Hernandez to make it work? Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones and Kipnis should get a #1

  173. William Hung says:
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    Me thinks Showalter has other plans for the end of the bullpen if Brach got the call so early tonight…

    Well looks like I can hang on to Berrios for a little longer while I use Brach’s spot as a streamer spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  174. Frank Lynch says:
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    Neil Walker, Ian Happ or Gyorko to Temp replace Cano? No K’s in this league. Thnx

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Frank Lynch: happ till he’s called down, then gyorko. shallow league there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  175. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Throwing some offers out for Judge.
    too little or too much or fair?
    Judge for Rendon (or Suarez) and Samardzjia (or Shoemaker)

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo: Is Rendon and Salazar fair? Trying to gauge value of a judge I guess. Thanks a lot!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  176. The Guy says:
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    Drop Delino for ToJo or Kiermaier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, either

  177. William Hung says:
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    I’d like to think my Daily Rizzo Rants made a difference… I really hope this homer means he’s going to start rolling along now.

  178. Blaster says:
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    Drop Feliz for Vincent?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Blaster: i wouldn’t diaz even more likely to get that job back than feliz is his. plus we have no clue how many SEA guys are being used in the short term, or even which one IF it’s one.

  179. PNW says:
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    Kendall graveman, Danny Duffy , Nelson Cruz for Tanaka, archer, verlander…

    What side?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @PNW: player rater has the all pitcher side winning this by a near 2-1 margin, but of course it also have grave…. man down as a -3.7.

  180. William Hung says:
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    Damn, Conforto does not like Arizona: 0/9 with 6 Ks so far with maybe 1 AB left tonight

    • The Harrow says:
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      @William Hung: that sounds like the kind of stat that TV announcers and sports betting touts love.

      “college basketball: bet team A over team B as team A has covered it’s last 34 out of 37 against team B across 30 years”. clearly this is just asinine to listen to, as team A and team B’s rosters have no correlation at all probably to what’s occurred in last 30 years in college basketball.

      kidding aside 9 at bats is ridiculously small. even if it was like 3-45 if a player is good and doing well i’d not worry about this. batter vs pitcher is worth very little too (unless say a batter had like over 100 at bats against the same pitcher in like the same season). if you don’t believe me consult the books written about it, or rudy if you don’t trust book recommendations.

      • William Hung says:
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        @The Harrow: can’t even lay down a joke… I love me some Conforto

          • William Hung says:
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            @The Harrow: I’m hoping the D-Backs are up 1 entering the top of the 9th and I know Conforto is going to park one against Rodney

            • William Hung says:
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              nvm – i see Salas is in there right now… def going to give up a couple here

              • The Harrow says:
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                @William Hung: i’m finally a rodney owner, i hate him and would much rather hoover grabbed that for many many other leagues where i either am or could grab hoover. but in a 12 teamer where i lost chapman and am likely to lose maurer maybe rodney was dropped and i dropped 5/100 FAAB on him (could’ve won with him 1, zero was 2nd highest bid)

  181. The Harrow says:
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    woah boy you know yr running good when you’ve been benching c.davis on purpose in 2 dynasties, a 14 and a 16 teamer, and today you only put him in from
    1. gattis having off day (flowers in catcher spot since he played and played earlier)
    2. springer having off day

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: …. but i did forget to remove f-rod in a league where i own ALL of the pitching staffs from DET/KC/WAS. was gonna grab albers or a.wilson but was seeing how to use my 6/8 weekly moves and if they’d be better served streaming my own SP’ers. should’ve just benched him. drat.

  182. The Harrow says:
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    oh my dear god i trusted SON when it said LAA would have many holds monday-wed and thus far it’s right, but we got LAA backtracking on recent history and have skipped using hernandez for ramirez/parker lately in the 8th. since when exactly did LAA have a great bullpen (which they have had for maybe around 2 weeks or so now or maybe longer)

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: wellsy, OR i get a free save when norris has been used far too often lately maybe. not too shabby, except in like half theleagues i added hernandez i wanted HOLDS not saves.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: OR not.

  183. FrankGrimes says:
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    Gotta love that cishek blown save!

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @FrankGrimes: yeah i dropped madson for him just now, at least i’ll get no stats from it. one down till diaz is back, probably vincent next one up. madson i had benched just in case a SEA guy was obtainable.

  184. Daniel says:
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    Great article Grey.

    What do you think of this deal? 5×5 OBP league – team is in need of pitching

    Give: Goldy, Realmuto
    Get: Lester, Lindor, Gary Sanchez

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