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Yesterday, on the holiest of Hallmark-created holidays and celebrated most of all by Bill Hall, mothers from all different backgrounds came together to put up their feet, sip mimosas and talk about how “The Handmaid’s Tale” could totally happen now with Trump.  I’d contend that Hallmark should get a little credit for women’s rights.  Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Secretary’s Day, “Buy a card just because you love her” Day… Before this, it was, “Do you wanna make this pelt I skinned into a rug or a sweater for little Kevin?  What?  You’re tired from churning butter?  Okay, you can have the afternoon after you make beef and kidney pie.”  In honor of Mother’s Day, one of the great lovers of women (who are handcuffed to his bedpost), Aroldis Chapman was diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation, and will be sidelined for a month.  If Dellin Betances is available in your league, can I get into your league?  If there’s an entry fee, all the better.  You pay it, and we’ll split the cash prizes.  I even grabbed Tyler Clippard in one league just in case Betances gets all Cuddle Boy on us.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Luis Severino – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Even Luis See K occasionally does a movie with Woody Allen that critics love that is not good and is basically just Woody Allen being played by Cate Blanchett.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-10, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .338.  I’m gonna go out on a 300-year-old limb and say Castro is doing much better than you thought.

Brett Gardner – 6-for-9, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .289.  He’s on pace for a 25/20 season, and on your waivers.  Oops.

Masahiro Tanaka – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.80.  Must be hard pitching with partial tears in one’s UCL and rectum.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-8, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Lot of people these first 6 weeks have been faux-modestly saying, “I don’t want to Bregman, but my fantasy team is in last place.”

George Springer – 3-for-8, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and two homers (8, 9), hitting .261.  He’s cooled off a bunch since April, but until you own Odor on every team, you don’t know cool.

Charlie Morton – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  The Ks are tout suite, but four earned in under six innings is streamer.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4 on Sunday, and homered on Saturday, as he was called up.  The Cubs are saying this callup is only for a few days while the Cubs get back to health.  Couple thoughts here:  A) He could be better than Ben Zobrist right now.  B) The Cubs don’t mind promoting him because they have no intention of holding him on their team, i.e., I could see a trade of him at some point this year.  C) There’s no C.  D) There’s a D, but I’m gonna put it in with E.  E) I call this one Molly.  F) Me.  G) rey Albright.  H) i. I) am Legend.  J) The Cubs will send him back down.  K) lmnop Q) Why wouldn’t you still own him in every league?  R) You crazy?  S) CarGo. T) A drink with jam and bread.  U) Can’t Touch This.  V) for Vendatta.  W) In 26 games of Triple-A, Happ had 9 homers and a .298 average.  X) Prospector Ralph said, “Power/speed skill set with the ability to draw walks.  Swing and miss will keep his average lower, and he doesn’t have a true defensive position.”  Y) Because.  Z) There’s wasn’t a C, why would there be a Z?

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.44 vs. Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.31.  This matchup was billed as, “Good careers may appear closer in rearview mirrors.”

Yadier Molina – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers, hitting .270.  That’s the least he can do on Mother’s Day for the amount of labor him, Bengie and Jose must’ve put their mother through.  “Momma Molina, it’s a miracle!  This is the third baby boy that came out wearing a chest pad and shin guards!”

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.15.  He now joins Pedro Martinez and Nolan Ryan as the only American League starters to have ten Ks in seven straight starts.  The three also share one other common trait, they have no idea who Karim Garcia is.

Drew Pomeranz – Left yesterday’s game with triceps tightness.  Raindrops, drop tops, all season long Pomeranz has been waiver wire crap.

Blake Snell – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, as he was sent down to Triple-A.  You know what he’s doing right?  He’s setting himself up as a 2018 fantasy sleeper.  Snell you later!

Steven Souza – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .266.  Play that funky music, Souza!

Corey Dickerson – 4-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .340.  This reminds me of a conversation I had this weekend with Cougs.  Her, “Are you gonna watch ‘I Love Dick’ with me?”  Me, “I can’t because if someone asks me what are you watching, I can’t tell them, ‘I Love Dick.’  Sorry.”

Robinson Cano – Missed three straight games due to his strained quad.  The Mariners have been covering a seven-time All-Star and likely first ballot Hall of Famer with Taylor Motter (0-for-3), so that’s working out just fine.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.95, as he was activated from the DL.  Wasn’t a huge fan of Sanchez in the preseason, telling people to avoid him, and his peripherals so far have been less than stellar, i.e., in shallower leagues, I’d tell Aaron Sanchez, ‘You’ve been Chopped,” due to his inability to make work his basket filled with K-rate, walk rate and xFIP.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week with three steals.  Schmotato, for sure, but he should likely just be owned in all leagues.  Jays aren’t great, but a leadoff hitter on every team should be owned.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .274.  Between To-Jo and Smoak, it’s a great time to be alive (if you judge all world affairs by the ability to grab a corner infielder in your fantasy league).

Leury Garcia – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal, as he hits leadoff and near-.400 in the last week.  And immediately challenging what I just said in Pillar’s blurb.  I’d look at Leury (leery?) more as a hot schmotato, but that’s ownable too.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .209.  I’ve already picked him up for Monday’s short schedule day.  You grab him too, then we can imaginary high five each other when he homers today.  (Then imaginary wipe our hands on our pants when the other person isn’t watching.)

Brandon Maurer – 1/2 IP, 3 ER, and his 2nd blown save, ERA at 6.00.  Not exactly a shut-down closer.  His backup, Buchter, looked just as bad (1/3 IP, 4 ER), and I don’t see much value in speculating on other guys in the Padres’ pen.  *two seconds later, researching Brad Hand*  What can I say, I have a problem.

Jose Berrios – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks in his 1st start this year.  “So, should I drop Clayton Kershaw for Berrios or hold?”  That’s everyone after the Berrios’ start.  Maybe everything that was wrong with Berrios last year has corrected itself.  Seriously.  I’m not being sarcastic.  I did love him last year, and he has always maintained a solid K-rate with great command, aside from last year.  Though, four Ks on Saturday isn’t exactly everything.  In short, I haven’t picked him up anywhere.  Shorter, okay.  Shortest, Altuve.

Jason Kipnis – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (1, 2), hitting .197.  *zips up body bag*  Muffled, “Uh, guys, I’m still here.”  “Kipnis?  Is that you?”

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .228.  The Indians are rising from the dead, and not just in a Jim Morrison acid dream.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .275.  Literally (not literally), this is the first game all season the Indians appeared to have an offense.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.92.  A career 4.58 ERA pitcher thru almost 600 IP, for one brief day in May, didn’t look like he should be in the minors, on the Padres or on a VH-1 special of the Top 100 Worst White Rappers.  Mo Rocca, “When Bauer rapped, people stood in line at Macy’s with Christmas presents.”

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  I like how certain sites are like, “Oh my God, Berrios is so good yadda burp yay,” but Wood is out there doing things no one has seen before (slight exaggeration), and no one is saying anything about Wood.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  He’s making it a lot harder for Kate Upton to defend him.  I wonder if Verlander is battling mechanical issues, because his walks are sky high, and everything else seems more or less normal.  I don’t have an answer, but I wouldn’t do anything rash either.

Garrett Richards – Hopes to return in August from nerve irritation.  Funny, because he’s on my last nerve.  He didn’t have Tommy John surgery, hoping stem cells would regenerate his torn elbow ligament.  Why not clone a new sheep arm and have it attached to your shoulder?  So, now he’s sidelined with nerve irritation on an arm that might not even be able to handle a torn elbow tendon.  If the Angels had any sense, they’d step in and be like, “Dude, surgery sucks, but, seriously, the only throwing you’re doing for the next year is the throwing away of your career.”  Wow, I sounded like my dad right there.

Yunel Escobar – Sat out with a tight hamstring.  Too bad he didn’t get to reveal his special Mother’s Day eye black that would’ve worked in three derogatory words for gays and moms.

Mike Trout – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and a slam (11) and double legs (6, 7), hitting .352.  The Angels should play this guy, he seems pretty good.

Matt Joyce – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd home run in the last three games.  Likely didn’t hurt he was facing Rangers starters that are better on paper, and none of these games were played on paper.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Carlos Gomez – 3-for-3 and his 5th steal, but left the game with a hamstring strain.  He continues to age as well as the Nordberg scenes in The Naked Gun.

Adam Jones – Sat out with a sore hip.  Curt Schilling says Jones’ hip is fine.

Kevin Gausman – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, EAR at 7.19.  Pro tip:  When you’re in May and a starter has an ERA over 7, it’s time to look elsewhere.

Chris Davis – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .252.  Wouldn’t be shocked to see him hit 8 homers in the next six games, not including his namelganger, Khris.

Caleb Joseph – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting over-.500 in the last week.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Nate Karns – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  That gets one’s attention.  His K/9 is 10.7; walk rate is 2.9; xFIP is 3.18.  Basically, he’s a number one starter.  However, the velocity is down, his road ERA is the cat’s bollocks and he’s on the Royals.  Am I not listening to the Stream-o-Nator for his next start in Minny?  Tough call, I think I could see streaming him in shallower leagues, and definitely owning in all.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Jorge Soler – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  I’m getting sunspots from being a cyclops with a monocle on Soler.

Tommy Joseph – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .255, and his third homer in four games.  Get over that he had a poor April, and grab him immediately.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .333, and five homers in the last week.  He’s only owned in 55% of ESPN leagues, i.e., 45% of ESPN leagues are already abandoned or 45% of ESPN leagues are owned by Klara Bell for him to fill his virtual trophy case.

Bryce Harper – 5-for-8 and his 12th homer, after hitting his 5th walk-off homer on Saturday.  That’s not five walk-off homers in one game, that would be a record.

Shawn Kelley – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 2nd blown save in the 1st game of the doubleheader, ERA at 7.15.  Picture this, Kelley is a square peg, the 9th inning is a round hole, and Dusty is shopping for a sand blaster to round off the edges of a peg.

Matt Albers – 1 IP, 0 ER, 0.61 ERA and his 2nd save in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.  I’m not sure if I trust Dusty to just keep going with Albers as closer, especially after he heard the Nats were playing a nightcap, so Dusty showed up at the game wearing a pajama hat like Where’s Waldo.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .270.  That’s how you turn around a pathetic April, Buxton!  Buxton?  Where’s Buxton?  He still in the majors?

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .222.  He homered off Mets’ reliever, Blevins, who seems to sum up the Mets’ season.  In 1973, it was “Ya Gotta Believe,” in 2017, it’s “We Got Blevins.”

Jeurys Familia – Out for at least three months, if not the whole season.  Best timetables have him returning end of August; worst timetables have him getting into a domestic dispute, being suspended for the rest of his career and the NY Post making a headline like, “In Familia Court, Jeurys Out.”  If DL room is tight, I’d lose him.  Obviously, grab Addison Reed.  Yes, the guy who allows a home run in nearly every appearance.

Michael Conforto – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .343, and in the three hole.  Conforto is the best Mets hitter.  Granted, I realize this isn’t exactly saying he’s the best hitter on the 1927 Yankees.

T.J. Rivera – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .306.  Rivera was in this Friday’s Buy column, which might be a point for or against the Buy column.

Neil Walker – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting over-.400 in the last week with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Robert Gsellman – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.07.  Is there any talk about sending him to the minors?  Because there should be.  Like, a lot of that talk.  Nothing but that talk.  “We have a hurricane moving onto the coast of–Sorry, I’m told no more discussion of weather and only ‘Gsellman sucks’ talk.”

Corey Seager – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .283.  A’ight, a’ight, a’ight, but what did Bellinger do?!  Oh, just the norm 2-for-4, 1 RBI.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .250.  When Puig lets one fly!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I’m going to put these priceless dodo feathers that my great-great-grandfather willed to me right by the window…NOOOO!!!  Torenado!

Pat Valaika – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers.  If the Rockies were home for another series, I’d be all over Valaika like a cape in Transylvania, simply because of Coors, but since they’re going on the road, bleh.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers, hitting .319.  Au Shizz Twizz!

A.J. Pollock – Left yesterday’s game with a groin injury.  Pollock hurt it throwing.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4 and a slam (6) and legs (3), hitting .212.  Knee McClutchin’ must’ve been wearing his throwback uni from 2013.

Josh Bell – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .243.  C**nt Hurdle believes in Bell so much, he double-switched him out of a close game.  Maybe C**nt thinks this is Little League and everyone has to play.  That would explain six seasons of Jordy Mercer.

Robbie Ray – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.57 vs. the Pirates.  Bad when you can’t get through five innings at home against a team who I can’t even picture scoring four runs in four innings.  I hate you, Robbie Ray.  I hope you never get off Fridays, and you work at a Friday’s that’s always busy on Fridays.

Lisalverto Bonilla – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  Lisalverto’s claim to fame is the only Bonilla not being paid by the Mets to not play.  He’s also an older prospect who is a matchups play for NL-Only leagues.

Amir Garrett – Will be promoted back into the Reds’ rotation for a start this week.  Muslim Mrs. Garrett will get the Rockies at home, which will be a good stream, or he’ll get the Cubs, which I wouldn’t be excited about.

Hunter Pence – Might be headed to the DL with hamstring soreness.  I think we’re seeing why Gangly Manbirds are often retired at 30 and put out to stud with Flat-Billed Pitchypusses.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and two steals (8, 9).  Dot-Edu was just dropped in my RCL league, and I could see grabbing him just to school some people in steals.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and three homers in the last four games.  If you dropped Belt, pick him up, you pantless bastard!

Matt Moore – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.67.  You ever do this?  On Saturday, I picked up Samard@$&%!, but after seeing how well Moore pitched, I didn’t want to start Samardzija anymore.  Like the law of averages somehow say that only one borderline Giants starter can succeed this weekend.  Sounds like a gambler’s fallacy; someone ask John Patrick of So You Wanna Be A Gambler (fresh reference!).  By the way, I looked up John Patrick on Google, and it didn’t even suggest gambler after typing “John Patrick gamble.”  C’mon, Google, give this guy the last R!  Also, on the first page of search results was his LinkedIn profile.  Hey, you should connect with Prospector Ralph!  On J.P.’s LinkedIn page it reads, “JOHN PATRICK PRODUCTIONS January 1983 – December 2011 (29 years).”  I like that he went with 29 years, and not the basic math of 28.  I wonder if he found another John Patrick to take over, or there’s, like, a Tom Smith running JOHN PATRICK PRODUCTIONS.  His caps, by the way.  (There’s so many people reading this thinking, “Who the hell is John Patrick?”  He was the President of JOHN PATRICK PRODUCTIONS for 29 years, goddamn it!)

Jeff Samardzija – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.26.  Put that in your gambler’s fallacy, John Patrick, and stay retired!

 
  1. web says:
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    Crowded outfield and utility spot, have 3 spots open…who do I sit?

    Comforto
    Bellinger
    Altherr
    Miguel Cabrera

    • ziggaman730 says:
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      @web: Yea i got a similar issue with Cabrera. Each night a full slate is on I got to choose 3 of these 6 . Zimmerman, Cabrera, Springer, Conforto , JD MArtinez or Joey (Jerry) Gallo.

    • ziggaman730 says:
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      @web: Comforto, Altherr, and Cabrerra bc once you sit him he’ll hit two dingers that game.

    • bigbear says:
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      @web: Sounds like a trade should be in the works…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: I don’t know matchups, I guess Bellinger

  2. Shark says:
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    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/welcome-back-again-alex-wood/

    Did you know Morton K’d 7 Yanks in a row? That’s no streamer, steamer. His fastball is hittable when not located, but at 95 mph or so, it still takes a good hitter to do it. His secondary stuff looks pretty damn good. Morton’s K/9 is 6 higher than his BB/9; didn’t you have a rule about that?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Shark: I’ve been getting on Grey for the same thing. He continually downplays Morton’s achievements with no explanation. It’s like he believes intentionally negging Morton will somehow draw him to his teams.

      • Shark says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: The stats just got updated, Morton’s K/9 is now 7 higher than his BB/9. Time will tell if that’s just a blip.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: His ERA is 4 and his WHIP is 1.37 and he’s gotten out of the 6th inning once. That’s a streamer to me still.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: As of now, Morton is a streamer.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: Streamer. Yes K’s are up, but all his Swing % are about the same as they were with the Pirates, and he’s actually getting way more ground balls so far compared to his history so that will level out with more Fly Balls and HRs. Only thing on his side in the numbers is a slightly above average BABIP against.

        • Shark says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Prospector Ralph has Morton ranked at #39 this week. You guys have a very low bar for the “streamer” designation.

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Shark: yes, this is due to the “optimal” strategy in RCL’s being to own like 3 SP, meaning the 36th is the cap.

  3. ziggaman730 says:
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    great write up. How stacked would you say my nn pitchers are that in a 16 team auction league that when JD Martinez came off the DL I had no choice to drop Pillar as he was the worst on my bench? So sad I had to do it…

    • ziggaman730 says:
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      @ziggaman730: My pitching staff is another story since Syndergaard and Paxton went on the DL.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @ziggaman730: man, if a guy coming off the DL forces you to drop someone you’re super fortunate.

      When I have a guy come off the DL I just move a different DL guy from my bench to the DL!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’ve posted that almost as many times as sniffing glue. Felt like you were calling me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  4. 1ahn1 says:
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    Been using T.Shaw & Jose Reyes at 1B&3B respectively. Hanley & Castellanos pickin’ up splinters more often than not.
    If I cant find a trade partner, drop Hanley for LoMo or hold and hope for a surge like last season?
    Same question for Castellanos.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @1ahn1: I think you have to hold unless the situation is dire in your standings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @1ahn1: I’d drop Cast

  5. Robert says:
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    Stanton and Duffy for Springer and Strasburg, who wins?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Springer

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Robert: Springer > Stanton; Strasburg > Duffy. Springer side gets an A. D- for the Stanton side.

  6. I Be Teheran it Up says:
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    I was offered Bellinger for my Lance Lynn and Matt Bush. I can probably replace those 2 off the waiver, and Imma sucker for top prospects… should I pull the trigger?

    • I Be Teheran it Up says:
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      I was offered Bellinger for my Lance Lynn and Matt Bush. I can probably replace those 2 off the waiver, and Imma sucker for top prospects… should I pull the trigger?@I Be Teheran it Up: Also…is Schwarber droppable for say a Hernan Perez?

      • I Be Teheran it Up says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: how about the second question JeF? Shwarber or H. Perez?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @b the esq.: Agree with b…Schwarber

  7. Random Dude says:
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    Tommy Joseph or David Peralta?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Random Dude: In neither an option? Peralta sits v. Lefties. ToJo my get replaced by Rhys in the near future if he doesnt start hitting….

      • Random Dude says:
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        @b the esq.: If he doesn’t start hitting? Dude is hitting….

  8. Bosox says:
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    Drop any of these for wood ?
    Severino
    Salazar
    Tanaka
    ?
    Biagini is also available. Same question for him.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bosox: Severino for Wood. No to Biagini

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up, fabuloso!!

    a. Do you know what would be a cool nickname for Difo (plays for the Nats)?

    Home Difo, of course.

    b. Do you know why he’s not known by that same cool nickname?

    Nobody knows Difo!! Shame, really.

    c. Lots of work down at the Five and Dime store so……

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 15

    Captain Dave: ‘OK, Colonel, now you’ve got us all scared to death. What do you and the Special Forces think I oughta do about your psycho out there?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Let him go.’

    Sheriff: ‘- Do what?’

    Colonel Trautman ‘- For now. Defuse the whole situation, defuse him.Provide a little gap and let him slip through it. Then put out a nation wide APB. In a couple of weeks, you’ll pick him up in Seattle or someplace, working in a car wash. There’ll be no fight and nobody else will get hurt.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. I kinda like Wilmer Difo B. Still like Wilmer Difo C. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        a. A marginal freak like Home Difo would just be ‘your kind of guy’!!!

        b. Loved the ‘I love Dick’ comment! I also wouldn’t be able to watch it in good faith.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Wilmer Difo! B. Haha

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. Going home from the office. By going home, I mean the gruesome 100-ft. voyage to the guest house.

            b. Start 4 of the following in a 10-team H2H, weekly points league

            1. Betts Away: 6 (@STL,@OAK)
            2. Conforto Home: 3 (LAA), Away: 3 (@ARI)
            3. Desmond Away: 6 (@MIN,@CIN)
            4. Bellinger Home: 4 (MIA), Away: 3 (@SF)
            5. Benintendi Away: 6 (@STL,@OAK)
            6. Pollock Home: 3 (NYM), Away: 3 (@SD)

            Am leaning 1, 2, 3, 4.

            c. Start 5 of the following in a 10-team H2H, weekly points league

            1. Desmond Away: 6 (@MIN,@CIN)
            2. Thames Away: 7 (@SD,@CHC)
            3. Trout Home: 3 (CHW), Away: 3 (@NYM)
            4. Zimmerman Away: 6 (@PIT,@ATL)
            5. Benintendi Away: 6 (@STL,@OAK)
            6. Conforto Home: 3 (LAA), Away: 3 (@ARI)
            7. Votto Home: 3 (COL), Away: 3 (@CHC)

            Am leaning 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

            d. Start 4 of the following in a 10-team H2H, weekly points league

            1. Conforto Home: 3 (LAA), Away: 3 (@ARI)
            2. Desmond Away: 6 (@MIN,@CIN)
            3. Stanton Home: 3 (HOU), Away: 4 (@LAD)
            4. Trumbo Home: 3 (TOR), Away: 3 (@DET)
            5. Benintendi Away: 6 (@STL,@OAK)

            Am leaning 1, 2, 3, 4

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. You live in a tree house? B. 1, 2, 3, 4 C. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 D. Same as you

  10. Johnny Spoons says:
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    NoI am John Patrick, and I know nothing of your work

  11. Great Bambino says:
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    14 Team H2H redraft weekly league

    I’ve been asking this question for almost a week now, but couldn’t get myself to make the move…

    need to drop 1 to activate Manaea

    Gardner
    Ellsbury
    Hicks

    Breaks my heart, but it looks like the drop is Hicks. not enough playing time.. (I hate Ellsbury so much)

    Thanks Grey!

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Sorry for the addendum but I had to.

    a. Loved the Happ blurb so much. I thought that I was in a real live Sinatra song. So lovely.

    b. You had me at hello, man. Literally, your blurb could be made up of just one word written 5000 times – HELLO – and I would love it!

    Cheers,
    Ante

  13. lyricist says:
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    I’m about to curb check Joc like my name is Milan Lucic and send him to the DL with the rest of the Dodgers spare tires

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @lyricist: OH you mean Joc didn’t work out again this year… Grey, defend yourself… :-P

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @CMUTimmah: Yeah, it’s my fault he can’t hit

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @Grey: hah – It’s your fault you keep getting lured in by Joc.

          “Stop trying to make Joc a thing. He’s never gonna be a thing!” – Regina George

          You know I’m serious when I’m quoting Mean Girls…

          • Grey

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            But his power and speed are so fetch!

            • CMUTimmah says:
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              @Grey:So you agree, you do think he’s pretty?

              In the burn book, it says he’s too K to function.

              I’m not a regular commenter, I’m a cool commenter.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lyricist: He’s been on waivers in my 12 team league

      • lyricist says:
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        @Grey: The only blame I have is for myself y prospecto del béisbol. I just hope he finds it for the 2017 Dodgers sake.

  14. B-man says:
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    Aging like Nordberg is perfection. Had me chuckling on this Monday morning.
    Thanks Grey!

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nice one today!

    SON says that Ryu v Mia ($12) beats JC Ramirez v CWS ($10) beats Leake v BOS ($2). Do you agree? Can only start one of these guys…

    Thanks!

  16. PB&J says:
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    I got Gardner, Souza, Smoak, an L. Garcia hanging out in free agency. Drop JBJ and/or Gamel for any of them?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @PB&J: Gamel for Gardner. JBJ is due to hit a hot streak. Gamel is only playing until Hanniger gets back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Souza and Gardner

      • PB&J says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey and b.

  17. Nitro says:
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    is it all Brewers pitching this week at San Diego?

    Davies
    Nelson
    Garza?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: I don’t know what you’re asking

      • Nitro says:
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        @Grey: Would you start all 3 Brewers pitcher sat San Diego this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

          • Nitro says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  18. Natty Boh says:
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    Drop Max Kepler for Tommy Joseph? I’m in next to last place in HRs (1st 5 picks Goldy, Odor, Springer, Bogaerts, carlos Santana)? 15 team league. Oh, and I drafted Joseph.

  19. Not your average Joe says:
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    I have to move Kelley out of my DL spot if I want to keep him, which means I have to drop at least one guy. But I also want to stream JC Ramirez this week, so that means I have to drop two guys. Who are my drops? Do I just drop Kelley and Glover? Do I drop Duvall?

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

  20. Adam Duchow says:
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    Have to start two of these three this week: Devon Travis, TJ Rivera, Ian Happ. Id like to go Rivera and Happ, you think Happ will at least play most of this week?

  21. J-Hova says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Guys Lackey & freshly dropped Tanaka are available in my league. Is there any hope for Duffy or should i just drop him in favor of streaming. With Paxton, Maeda & Hill having been on the DL for so long, i’m falling low on innings.

    Any interest in Vince Staples? Looks like his new comes out on Friday. I’ve been luke warm but am checking out his catalog this week just to see if i’m missing something.

    Thanks!

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @J-Hova: Vince Staples is dope. Not quite Kendrick Lamar good, but better than Danny Brown in my opinion.

      • James Hovey says:
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        @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up:

        Thanks! Im revisiting Summertime today. I loved the Senorita single when it came out just didn’t listen to the album much. I’ve been championing a tad too much but the new Brother Ali is great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Stream… Staples is decent, a few songs I like, I think Senorita was one… I still haven’t downloaded Ali, but I need to

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Dropped him and it feels great! Streaming Lackey tomorrow vs cinnci

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  22. Eric says:
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    Do you think Wilson & Knebel will hold down the closer role ros?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: Cant predict that right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree w/ F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: If I were guessing, no, they won’t

  23. Q says:
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    Pick 2 to start this week:

    Zimmerman ([email protected], [email protected])
    C Santana (3 v TB, 3 @ HOU)
    Yonder (3 @ SEA, 4 v BOS)

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Q: Zimm and Yonder for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Agree w/ F

  24. Alex says:
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    Thinking of dropping Urias for Manaea…If I do it, do I keep Manaea on the bench for his first start back vs. Seattle?

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex:

      Related question…Who would you roll with tonight?

      Godley vs. NYM
      Perdomo vs. MIL
      Manaea vs. SEA

      • Grey

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        @Alex: Home or away matters

        • Alex says:
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          @Grey: Those are all home starts

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I know at least one is not

        • Alex says:
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          @Grey: Haha.. you’re right. Godley is away

          • Alex says:
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            @Alex: Whoops, it’s Manaea. I’m bad at multitasking today.

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Another piece of info.. I have Wood, Urias, Maeda (no room on DL). With LA on 6-man rotation, I feel like someone has to go or I’ll fall behind on starts. One of them has to go anyways to activate D. Price soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I’d hold Urias, I’d start Perdomo, none are great

  25. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    H2H points league, bonuses everywhere

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

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

    DL – Haniger, Syndergaard

    Which of these trades makes most sense? All of them, right?

    1. Trade Villar/Alonso/Duffy for Odor/Justin Wilson (is Odor still top 20 in your opinion?)
    2. Syndergaard/Mazara for Thames (duh, right?)
    3. Severino/Villar Corey Seager (this is unlikely, but if I offer Carrasco its a done deal. Worth it since my pitching will be terrible afterwards).
    4. ROS: Corey Seager/Odor/DJ Lehmeiu in that order right?

    Last thing, SON loves Jesse Chavez vs White Sox today, we starting him?

    Dude, thanks again for these hilarious write ups. With how insanely accurate your predictions are I dont know how you’re not invited to host an MLB TV segment (1. Job Security for the others, 2. Heidi Watney’s husband doesnt want you near his wife and he’s a rich executive, 3. There is no justice in FBB, 4. Youd have made a better list).

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Forgot I own Bud Norris and have an extra P slot, also forgot I dropped Feliz and grabbed Knebel (my closer situation vastly improved over the weekend).

  26. classall1989 says:
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    What’s going on with Miggy? Father Time doing work on him, or just a slow start.

  27. Scott steelers says:
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    Keon or pillar ROS? I feel like pillar given the leadoff spot and Donaldson soon be hitting behind. Keon hitting 7rh and do you have playing time concerns with keon? Given their OF and Brinson in minors?

    • James Hovey says:
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      @Scott steelers:

      I streamed Keon in a 10 team roto last week and am having a really tough time dropping him right now

    • Chucky says:
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      Keon is on the road this week, not necessarily Keon’s best venue. Coming off the hot week at home…..you might want to consider benching Keon if you have better option.

  28. Oppo Taco says:
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    Quintana for Holland and Betances? or Quintana for Chapman?
    It’s a 12 team 5×5 roto with no holds and only 2 rp slots. thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Q for the duo. Chapman is at least a month. Its a rotator cuff, so could be longer. Holland isnt losing the closer gig for the season, and Betances will be closing for the month plus, and will help ratios and Ks regardless.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @b the esq.: It’s Derek Holland unfortunately :|

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Oppo Taco: In that case Chapman but b is right, risky move with the shoulder injury so I’d try for more of a sure thing if possible

  29. Milarky says:
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    Do you go with Charlie Morton this week (home to HOU), or Matt Shoemaker (home against CHW)? I’d normally think Morton is the lock, but that Houston offense…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Milarky: This reminds me of a rotoworld player update

      • William Hung says:
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        @Fungazi: I saw your comment and then read the question – I have a follow up: is the OP a fortune teller and sees Morton getting traded or does his league count a hypothetical sim game where a pitcher throws against his own team?

        • Milarky says:
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          @Grey: I’m embarrassed to say this took WAY too long to figure out what the hell you guys were talking about. I can’t seem to picture Morton outside of Pittsburgh. Lets try this again…

          Do you go with Charlie Morton this week (home vs CLE), or Matt Shoemaker (home against CHW)?

          • Grey

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            Morton, both are good tho

  30. GoJays says:
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    With Polanco being lifted on Sunday to have his hamstring treated, would you sit him this week in favor of Max Kepler?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @GoJays: I guess…Pick your poison

  31. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man. Owings was just dropped in my 12 team h2h category dynasty league, I have didi at ss and this being a category league it’s a no brainer to switch those two if i can right? Keep up the good work.

  32. Speck says:
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    I’m starting to tire on Joc Pederson. He doesn’t play against lefties also so in my weekly league Should I hold or drop him for Tommy Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Speck: Pham could be out of a job in 2 days

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @Speck: Pham, yung joc is going down

  33. Murph says:
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    Good morning everyone
    1: Pick two going forward – Wood, Karns, Morton
    2: Drop Inciarte for Mazara?
    3: Who wins trade – Greg Holland for Billy Hamilton? Is it fair?
    Thanks!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Murph:
      1. Wood, Morton
      2. Maz
      3. It’s fair. Apples and oranges.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Murph: Wood and Morton. Mazara. Needs and league context based, but no issue either way if it helps you.

    • Grey

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      @Murph: Agree w/ Cram

  34. Five-On-One says:
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    Hi – Drop either of Alonso or Grichuk for ToJo? I drafted ToJo, held for a while and then dumped him. It was exactly then he started to hit. So if I do pick him up, we all know what happens next.

  35. enrique says:
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    Hello everyone: Any advice on this is appreciated!

    This in a deep roto league with a thin bench. I need ratio help and runs most of all.

    My hitters:
    1B Goldschmidt, Alonso
    2B Neil Walker
    SS Owings
    3B Healy
    2B/3B/SS Villar
    OF Margot, Springer, JD Martinez, Broxton, Ender Inciarte, Duvall

    If I start Goldschmidt and Alonso in the 1B/UTIL slots as I do most days I’ve got 6 OF for 3 slots. I was thinking to trade one for an upgrade at 2B or 3B.

    Some possible deals:
    –Duvall for Kinsler (the other manager needs HRs)
    –JD Martinez or Springer for Segura or Dozier (this guy needs OF and has too many infielders)
    –One of the lesser OF for Travis Shaw or Schoop

    Any advice on these?

    Also, in another league where I need saves and a Twins fan has three closers, would you try to sell Berrios for Brach or Melancon?

    Thanks guys (and four gals)!

    • enrique says:
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      @enrique: The same guy with Kinsler has Jose Ramirez, but I’m thinking he’s more of a sell-high compared to buy-low on Kinsler. But I could also make an offer on Jose Ramirez for a power hitter.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @enrique: You should be starting JD and Springer everyday going forward, so I’d do Duvall for Kinsler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: You should do better than Kinsler

      • @Grey: … or anyone else.

        I could ask for an upgrade on draft picks for a Duvall-Kinsler deal if that would make it better.

        Duvall’s the only OF I could trade to that guy since he needs HR (and I don’t want to send Springer or JD). Is Duvall for Jose Ramirez better?

        The only other two teams that have extra depth at 2B and a need for an upgrade at OF can offer (1) Jean Segura or (2) Travis Shaw or Schoop. Do you see a potential deal to suggest in either of those cases?

        • Grey

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          I’d prefer Segura, but likely won’t do that… Take Kinsler if you need a 2B that badly

          • @Grey: Last question on this, I promise! Do you prefer Kinsler to Jose Ramirez?

            • Grey

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              Barely, but could go either way

  36. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto 10 team. What should I look at for trade off rizzo or do you think he will show up at some point this season, I have Goldy as well so I could move rizzo to a couple cubs homers in my league.

    • enrique says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: I don’t know if this could be helpful, but depending on your league’s rules Rizzo could get 2B eligibility in a few weeks. He’s played three games at that position so far (the Cubs sometimes switch him to 2B mid-game during a shift).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: I’d want a top 3 bat at another position or Top 3 SP

  37. NonInjuredPolancoBodyPart says:
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    10-team H2H categories w/ OPS. VMart has given me diddly squat from my Utility spot. Safe to drop for any of the duderinos below or hold?

    Logan Morrison, Domingo, Reddick, Neil Walker, Justin Bour

    Thanks for (just) the tip!

  38. Ted says:
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    Drop hicks for deshields?

    Trade Carrasco for villar?

    12 team mixed league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ted: Sure, and okay

  39. Matty says:
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    Schebler or Marwin?

  40. Jost says:
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    Drop Moreland or fowler for bour or Tojo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jost: Fowler for T-Jo

  41. Jost says:
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    Starting musgrove @miami vs straily
    Anderson @sd vs perdomo
    McCarty @ SF vs cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jost: In some leagues a few of them

  42. Joe Quadres says:
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    Pick 1 to start this week

    Ray @SD $17
    Shoemaker v CWS $16.5
    McCullers @MIA 11.5
    G Cole v WAS no $ amount on SON

    Thanks

  43. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? The priceless dodo feathers your great-great-grandfather gave you cracked me up. Dan Pants had a good fill-in Torenado blurb a little ways back. Anythehoo…got an issue with my outfield. Springer and Conforto are fine, but then there’s Bradley Jr., Herrera, Pillar, and Mazara. Tommy Joseph (can play at utility) and Ian Happ are sitting out there. Make a move for either? Which one goes?

    Second, two impatient owners cut bait with Kipnis and Zobrist. Pick up either to replace Schoop? Have a good start to the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Thanks, ‘poop! I’d hold on OF — Kipnis over Schoop, pretty even tho

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the feedback. xoxo

  44. Adam says:
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    Severino or Alex wood ROS??

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Adam: wood

    • Grey

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      @Adam: Agree w/ b

  45. Adam says:
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    Haniger or Paxton ?
    Only have 1 DL spot open
    Thanks

  46. fredtbn1gs says:
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    In a SV+H league, which 2 do you want the most?

    Swarzak, Kahnle, Givens, Robles, LeBlanc, Clippard, Harris, Nicasio, de la Rosa, O’Day, Rogers, Bowman, Erasmo Ramirez, Alex Wilson

    Thanks

  47. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Jeter? Jeter.

  48. Five-On-One says:
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    Duffy for Lester. Both have been disappointing. Who would you prefer ROS?

    • Chucky says:
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      Aside from Duffy’s two starts v CHW, he really hasn’t pitched badly. Go back and check his numbers, minus the CHW games.

  49. Joe Quadres says:
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    SON loves Jesse Chavez this week
    His two starts are home vs CWS and at the NYM.
    Trust him to pitch ok in those (QS most important) or go with a better one start guy like Duffy or Shoemaker?

    Thanks

  50. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey, need to sit one SP, 6×6 with IP, QS and K/9

    Rich Hill @SF, T. Walker, R. Ray both @SD, Leake vs BOS, Straily vs Hou and @LAD

    If I don’t start Straily, most likely my opponent and I will both have 8 starts this week so having the extra start may be that much of an advantage towards IP and QS

    Also, would you sit Hanley for Franco considering he’s probably going to be benched in the NL park this week and only start 4 games?

  51. mcmi11ions says:
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    I’ve been a fan of Alex Wood for a long time. I have him in two leagues, but didn’t have the balls to start him in Coors. I also benched Morton. Oh Willy Peralta?! Started in my NL only. I’m smooth!

    Today’s Hate List:

    Crepes
    People with more than 5 items using the self check out at a supermarket
    Comments on fantasy baseball blogs that are unintentionally phallic

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: stupid thin pancackes

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @mcmi11ions: see? rage so intense I can’t even type corectly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow! How dare you!

  52. mcmi11ions says:
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    Forgot to mention, your blurb about Ian Happ might just be my all time favorite. Well done!

  53. Blaster says:
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    Drop Piscotty, Inciarte, or Pillar to pick up Mazara?

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Is Ender on a cold streak or is this him? Dayum I like that new park for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cold

  54. theone189 says:
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    Sale 300+Ks

  55. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome job Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    I need to start 5 SP and 3 RP (SP/RP eligible) Please help!

    5 SP

    SP Cobb @ CLE;
    SP Gausman Vs TOR;
    SP Pineda @ KC;
    SP T. Walker @ SD;
    SP Wacha Vs SF;
    SP Foltynewicz Vs TOR;
    SP Ryu Vs MIA;

    3 RP or RP/SP

    RP/SP Godley Vs NYM , @ SD:
    RP/SP Biagini @ ATL;
    RP Brach – 6 games (3X @ DET , 3X Vs TOR)
    RP Knebel – 7 games (4X @SD, 3X @ CHC)
    RP Robertson – 7 games (3X @ LAA, 4X @ SEA)

    Thanks a lot Grey!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @RicoSuave: Folty, Wacha, Pineda, Ryu, Walker. Godly, Brach, Robertson.
      The benefit of Knebel at SD for 4 could be drastically decreased by the 3 at CHC. He probably doesnt pitch in Chicago.

    • Grey

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      @RicoSuave: Pineda, Walker, Wacha, Folty, Ryu….Biagni, Robertson, Knebel

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thank You!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Bosox says:
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    Bush or biagini? Not necessarily looking for saves but just points. Head to head points league. QS is more than a win

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bosox: Don’t starters generally tally more points than closers?

      • Bosox says:
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        @Cram It: usually but I’m not sure that biagini would

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bosox: It’s tough to say without more context or other options, but in my points league, he has 30 more points than Bush. And even if ends up going back to the bullpen, he should still net you more.

    • knucks says:
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      @Bosox: Hard to make a call and assist, without knowing more about the league (not that we want to). Is this a “who do I start for the week” question? Can you just grab (or keep) Bush and find a streamer later?

      • Bosox says:
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        @knucks: mostly just looking for ROS even though no one would really be able to know exactly. Biagini looks good but is it real? Has only pitched 9 innings and hasn’t gone more than five yet

        • Bosox says:
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          @Bosox: idk what I was looking at, he’s pitched more than 9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosox: Agree w/ Cram

  57. strolg says:
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    I think when you stream Samardzija and live to tell about it, it should be called a Hooper.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @strolg: Streamed Moore, then Shark, then Sunday morning dropped Shark to pick up Wood. Not a bad weekend.

      • carter franz says:
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        @Grey: Hooper from Jaws

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Haha

  58. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Another funny weekend recap, thanks!

    So Peraza is a SNOOZZZZZZ and a drop at this point right?

    Need a new shiny SS who’s last name ends in a Z apparently lol Drop Peraza for who?

    Baez, Nunez, M Gonzalez, or H Perez ?

  59. Jimbob says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Matt bush for betances??

    Thanks!

    • JohnnyBeGood says:
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      @Jimbob: Bush looks like the real deal to me.

    • knucks says:
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      @Jimbob: I’d want Betances, but find something else to drop. I’ve dropped catchers and went a week without a catcher in this kind of situation before. But I’d bet you have something else you can drop here. Who is your last SP? Bench players?

      • Jimbob says:
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        @knucks:
        H2h point s 10 team

        Bench, Maeda, urias, Thor, kluber, bundy, active t walker, severino. Bush and Diaz

        No bench bats

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Jimbob: I’d lose Severino

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: I’d consider losing Thor if you can’t hold him on the DL

  60. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey nice post as always….you make mondays easier! Now for some hard hitting questions, ROS Rank Em’ Ryu / Garrett / Griffin / Eflin 6×6 QS

  61. Joe says:
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    Hey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 and was offered Dahl kimbrel snell for my russel taillon Kepler. What do you think

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Seams fair…I’d want Dahl side especially with Taillons situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Pretty fair, I’d take Addison

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: you guys did that on purpose. Back to square one

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Joe: Id want the Addison side.

  62. Boy Wonder says:
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    Hernan Perez or Ellsbury ROS?

    Choose 2 of the following streamers:

    Chase Anderson @SD
    Garza @SD,
    Jesse Chavez @CHW,
    JC Ramirez @CHW
    Tyler Chatwood @MIN
    Jordan Montgomery @KC?

    Thanks!

    • Boy Wonder says:
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      @Boy Wonder: let’s throw in Zack Godley vs NYM and Dan Straily vs Astros

  63. Bryan M Turner says:
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    Please pick one 3B for ROS and one hot schomato: Frazier, Beltre, Bregman, H. Perez, Gyorko, or Harrison, Baez, Franco, Gallo, Yule, Valencia and Castellanos for very shallow 8-team, H2H league. Thank you!

      • Bryan M Turner says:
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        @Grey: thank you. thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. ctrengove says:
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    Your Ian Happ blurb was one of the best things I’ve read from you.

  65. ryanoger says:
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    Contreras or Hedges ROS?

  66. fudgemybudge says:
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    Should any of these be owned as opposed to streamed in 10 tm h2h pts league?
    Cahill
    C Anderson
    A Cobb
    Guasman
    Shoemaker

  67. JC3Bagger says:
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    Drop Enciarte or Marwin Gonzalez for Tommy Joseph? I have Yonder manning 1B, so Joseph isn’t a necessity, but I haven’t been getting much of anything from Enciarte lately.

  68. DonnieB says:
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    Drop Joc for Altherr ,Neris or Maurer? Or hold?

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @fudgemybudge: @DonnieB: id drop maurer for the first thing that appears as fantasy value, in your case Joc

  69. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    I hate to ask this question….time to give up and dump Odor for Yonder?

  70. 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: Brach, Wilson
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    Bench: Ray, Urias, Lynn, Shoemaker, Gausman/streamer

    (2) DL: Bedrosian

    Okay so I’m 5.5 games behind 1st and in 5th place. The last place team in my league posted on the league message board that he’s having a fire sale and “anyone’s available just make a good offer.” So if you owned my team above, what offers would you offer to the team BELOW in this situation?! Ideally I’d like to lose my bench bat once and for all but I’d like your advice on what players are worth trading for from his team?!

    (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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      @ebudz: Longo, Hanley for Keuchel or Judge or Trumbo

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks boss!

        Is that the order you’d go after each of those players? Keuchel, Judge and then go after Trumbo?

        Also was surprised you wouldn’t go after Turner? Is it because I don’t need him and Owings will be fine ROS at SS for me? Or maybe because I have too many Nationals in Harper, Rendon, and Wieters?

        Also side note, would it be dumb to trade trading FOR Story at this point? I figured maybe I could buy Story really low unless you think he’s damaged goods now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, that order… Turner who? Trea? I’d go after him, since impossible with who you’re offering

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: impossible is nothing! why not try? I figure I’ll try offering Owings, Hanley and Longoria for Trea Turner? or is that too much?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Try it

  71. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Which to sit in my weekly league? Pick one

    Reynolds-3@ Min, 3 @ Cin
    Jose Ramirez-3 v TB, 3 @ Hou
    Alonso-3 @ Sea, 4 v Bos

    Same Question for my pitchers, pick one

    Devenski-3 @ Mia, 3 v Cle
    Reed- 3 v Laa, 3 @ Ari
    Iglesias-3 v Col, 3 @ Chc
    Giles-3 @ Mia, 3 v Cle

    Thanks

  72. Chucky says:
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    Play your studs! Is the popular refrain. When is a stud, not a stud? When your 1B is hitting .213 and hasn’t homered since Jimmy Carter was President…..does that still give him an automatic pass? Isn’t it time to give Rizzo a seat next to all of the other winter banquet gavones on the sadly underperforming Cubs? Here goes….Thames or Rizzo?

  73. Luke says:
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    I’m a Trevor Story owner, still looking for his replacement while he’s out, slim pickings on waivers. Would you trade Maeda for Chris Owings, or hold Maeda and drop A.J. Griffin for Gregorious or Chris Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke: Griffin for Didi

  74. John Lettiere says:
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    10 team ops league. would you drop polanco for reddick, domingo, H Perez, Marwin or continue to hold?

  75. dhouse42 says:
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    what type of SP should i target if i want to try and trade Bellinger?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dhouse42: AB negative

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks! he scares me a ton, but then again, all pitchers do at this point, i suppose.

        trying to think of other guys in that range – i guess mccullers is a bit of a reach? what about lance lynn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try McCullers

  76. MyTeamsSucks says:
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    12 man 6×6 head to head big rosters

    I have Reynolds, Segura , Castro , Hanley, and Correa. My pitching is stacked.
    Would you move (one of) Hanley, Castro or Reynolds and one of Martinez, Duffy for Goldy? I was thinking Hanley and Duffy? Too much?

    I also have Carrisco, McCullers, Bum, Nova, and Darvish. What about Darvish and Hanley for Trout or Harper?

    Thanks for all you do!

  77. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Also, in a 5×5 H2H league: Senzatala, Manaea or Berrios for ROS ?

  78. Jeff says:
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    Love the Happ blurb, but with Asdrubal Cabrera maybe going on the DL, is Amed Rosario a better grab this morning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Grab Amed

  79. ryanoger says:
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    Best option for saves Norris or Neris?

  80. Murph says:
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    Asdrubal Cabrera has a torn ligament in his thumb. Might be Amed Rosario time!

  81. Josh-NYC says:
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    Thoughts on edwin encarnacion? The dude is straight sucking and there doesn’t look to be any sign of relief. I don’t think it can be outside the realm at the point for him to have an off season.. maybe he just signed his big contract and stopped caring.. or he misses Joey bats. Anyway, I was thinking of unloading him. I was offered:

    His: Joey Votto, Tony Watson and ONE of: puig, pujols, Lorenzo Cain, mazara, haniger, Keon Broxton

    For my: edwin encarnacion, Hector Neris and benitendi (benitendi is slumping right now and I expect him to turn it around but I think this season will be filled with ups and downs)

    I am leaning towards the trade because Votto seems like the best one included.. do you take it? And with which player If you do?

    Thanks as always Grey!!

    My team:
    Yahoo h2h 10 team, standard 5×5, mixed
    C: Weiters
    1B: Cody Bellinger
    2B: Odor
    3B: rendon
    SS: Segura
    OF: Trout, benitendi, Polanco
    Util: jay Bruce, aaron altherr, ender inciarte
    Bench: edwin encarnacion, Eugenio Suarez
    DL: Tom Murphy
    NA: Yoan Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I’d take Votto and Broxton

  82. Jon says:
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    Rich Hill at Giants or JC Ramirez at home vs CHW

  83. Who says:
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    Who do I drop?

    Reynolds, trumbo, Duvall, c Santana, hanley, bruce?

    Thanks!

    • Who says:
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      Amed Rosario or Herman perez?

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Who:

      Probably Carlos Santana..
      And I think Hernan Perez will be consistent but Amed Rosario probably has a higher ceiling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Who: Santana, Perez

  84. Fleeced says:
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    I want to drop one of my closers to open up a streaming spot. Which one should I drop?

    Maurer
    Reed
    J Wilson
    Knebel

    • knucks says:
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      @Fleeced: Maurer

  85. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Altherr or Dickerson ROS?

  86. Rice says:
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    I have Baez starting at SS and his teammate Russell on my bench because he’s been terrible.

    I also have Ender and Margot.

    Which should I drop for To-Jo?

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        Should I drop one of the other three and grab Amed Rosario? I’m in a 10 team / 4 player per team keeper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not yet

  87. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Inciarte, Pillar, H Perez, Gardner, or C Dickerson?

    Thanks!

  88. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, got offered two trades in two leagues, let me know what you think?

    A. 12 team mixed, I have a surplus of starters and could use a closer.
    My Hendricks, Aaron Sanchez, and Pineda for his Lucroy, Wade Davis, and Schebler. Makes sense for team needs but wondering about talent, plus I’m not sure whether to hold or sell high on Pineda.

    B. 12 team mixed with big rosters and shallow waivers.
    My Lackey for his Gallo.

    Thanks as always!

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @mrm3711: Update: I rejected B and countered with Lance Lynn, Lackey is too consistent and Gallo’s avg is a killer

  89. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Someone dropped Lorenzo Cain. My bottom three right now in my lineup are Matt Holliday (who’s hitting very well), Pujols and Encarnacion (who haven’t hit well). Position aside, should any of these be switched for Cain in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  90. Oddball Herrera says:
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    Wow, my respect for your readers just skyrocketed. Usually a reference to politics would bait at least one person who can’t help him/herself, but the fact that the comments are still baseball only and haven’t descended into bickering makes me feel like I’m not even on the internet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Oddball Herrera: Razzball readers do not have room in their brains for non-baseball content … they assume a reference to Trump means that someone just misspelled Trumbo.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  91. hothot says:
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    I’ve got Pence, Grichuk, Buxton & Fowler on the same RCL team and am considering streaming over them all on today’s short sched and FrankenOFing my roster for the foreseeable future.

    /lower case yay.

    With Brewers up next, Cahill is a drop/streaming guy now, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hothot: They’ve all been on waivers in my RCL… Cahill is streamer in RCL

  92. Wywyz says:
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    I have 5 DL players (Dahl, Britton, Melacon, Jon Grey and Story) for 3 DL spots. Are there two who should be dropped? I could sit one or two on my bench short term if need be.

  93. peacecoast says:
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    I keep checking my CBS league sit to see if Pollock gets on DL because today is our waiver wire deadline…

    last night I went from a possible 2 hold situation to a 0.2 IP, 6 ER disaster (Harris and Devinski back to back. For. Fucks. Sake.

    just realized I don’t have a question for you. Keep up the good work!

  94. Joe says:
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    not a pressing need at either position, but would you drop Schoop for Wood? Both would be depth on my team. This particular team is in first place, but my pitching has been better than my hitting so far, if that matters.

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe: I could also drop Manaea or Corbin as they are my worst pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Corbin

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. KCC26 says:
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    which side do you want in a 12 team mixed:

    Castellanos/C-Mart or R. Zimmerman/T. Walker?

  96. Five-On-One says:
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    drop Miller for Rosario?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: 12-team, 5×5. Other possible drop is Grichuck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Grichuk

  97. Boy Wonder says:
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    Ian Happy or Hernan Perez ROS?

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Boy Wonder: Perez. He has a clearer path to playing time over Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  98. William Hung says:
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    what animal am i sacrificing for Hernan Perez to start stealing those bases?

    Also, while I was looking to see if I am dropping Deez Nutz or Cesar Hernandez and looking at past 14 days performance, I saw Rizzo –

    5/45… That means if he goes 0/5 over his next 2 games, he’s hitting .100 with whatever walks he gets… DAILY. RIZZO. RANT.

    And I ended up dropping Cesar cause I have a boner for SBs right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chinchilla

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: My uncle had 2 pet chinchillas years ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can we lose one for Rizzo?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Unless you mean Rizzo the Rat, not happening.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  99. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need one more pitcher for this week. Who do you like?

    Berrios vs Col
    Karns @ Min
    One of Law or Melancon (not sure when Melancon is due back this week)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  100. wudaben says:
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    Sit two SP this weekend, H2H Points – 10PTS/Wins:

    Ray @SD (Perdomo)
    Walker @SD (Weaver)
    Wood @MIA (Volquez)
    McCullers @MIA (Urena)
    Fulmer vs BAL (Jiminez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer, Ray

  101. Paul says:
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    Austin hedges or Evan Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  102. Wywyz says:
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    I have three roster spots for any of these (Margot, Maraza, Niel walker, Wainwright, Tomlin, Zach Godley, Amir Garret). Ideally would take one or even two SP but could roll with two hitters if none of the SP are worth it. Which three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Maz, streamer

  103. CMUTimmah says:
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    Adam Jones hit the wire. 10 teams, 5 OFs… why did Adam Jones hit the wire. I’m nervous. Hold me.

    So, Jones vs Schawarber or Broxton?

    I’m leaning Jones over Brox, but man Schwarber is hitting .178.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones over Brox

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: I knew your answer, but I’m getting reallllly frustrated with Schwarber… haha dang it!

        I’m in first place, I can stomach the extended slump, but I just get so itchy on that trigger finger sometimes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, you’re in 1st and you’re dealing with it, so what’s the problem? When the rest of your team slumps, he’ll get hot

  104. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Altuve to Get Stanton and Darvish?

    Current staff is: Tanaka, A. Sanchez, Urias, Greinke, Nola, Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Stanton’s health is the only fear, but honestly, at any moment Rob Manfred could notice that Altuve isn’t as tall as Goofy’s finger on the “You must be this tall to play in the MLB” sign outside of every stadium… so there’s that fear also.

        • Grey

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          HA

  105. Ron P says:
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    H2H points where all categories (HR, TB, RBI, R, SB, BB) are all 1 point and K’s are -0.5.
    Should I drop any of the guys listed below on My Bench for any of the guys on the WW?

    My Bench: Bradley Jr., Piscotty (DL), Marte (SSPD), Enciarte,

    Waiver Wire: Holliday, Werth, Margot, Drury, TJ Rivera, Owings, Schebler, Hernan Perez, N. Walker

    I know it’s a lot of options but I’m in next to last place and need some production to climb back into this race.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Ender…Perez, Schebler

  106. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Quite a busy week on the closer carousel. Chapman and Familia go down, Feliz and K-Rod are out. The Nats pen is still in flux. Chasing saves is becoming a full-time job. I really need to join some saves+holds leagues next season.

    The regression fairies finally caught up with Salazar, Ray, and Corbin. They could be eyeing up Santana and Griffin next, with Lynn and Pineda on deck. Might want to be cautious with those guys.

    Springer had gone 19 games without a homer before double-dipping yesterday. He’s still looking for his first steal of the year as well.

    Has Gomez won you over? Surely you didn’t take a shot at the Naked Gun films, even Nordberg. Those films still hold up well in my eyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully the RFs ignore Senzatela all year…. Springer will run, have faith! Haha, okay, maybe 3-5 SBs this year… Gomez is so bleh

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: Senzatela is a two pitch guy who calls Coors his home. The RFs are licking their lips.

        I hope Springer goes .260/30/5 and talks about running more in ST next year so that people talk themselves into spending a 3rd round pick on him again. I don’t get it, but I appreciate others leaving better fantasy options on the board.

        Gomez is what he is, but leave the Naked Gun out of it. Despite what you may think of OJ, the Nordberg character is great too. Check Yo Self, Albright!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leave Senzatela alone! Why do you hate Springer so much? Haha, I won’t ever wreck myself

          • Big Magoo

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            @Grey: I have no problem with Senzatela. Actually streamed him in one of my leagues last week, so I’m quite pleased that he gave me two wins and nine Ks (even though the ratios were a bit wonky). He’s probably going to turn back into a pumpkin at some point though.

            I have nothing against Springer. I just don’t get the hype. I’ve seen people reject solid offers and try to get someone like Sale straight up for him. Makes no sense to me. Like I said a few weeks ago, he’s Adam Duvall with the runs and RBIs inverted. Nothing wrong with that, but that’s no fantasy stud. He’s the Dane Cook of fantasy baseball. A lot of people like him, but he’s not for me.

            • Grey

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              Duvall with runs and RBIs reversed is interesting way to classify him… I can see it if Springer doesn’t do the 15 SBs ever again, which is now seeming not at all possible

              • Big Magoo

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                @Grey: Check out their respective stats over the last calendar year:

                Springer: 730 PA, 117 R, 30 HR, 83 RBI, 7 SB, .259/.353/.459

                Duvall: 654 PA, 92 R, 36 HR, 118 RBI, 8 SB, .243/.299/.502

                Springer has the edge in an OBP format due to his superior walk rate, but Duvall has the edge in R+RBI, HR, and SB. Strikeout rates aren’t too far off either, so even though their batted ball profiles are very different (much higher GB% for Springer), there shouldn’t be a huge difference in batting average with neutral luck.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I’m with OTS category of people who don’t want to believe the obvious on him… can’t argue with your evidence

                • William Hung says:
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                  @Grey: I@Big Magoo: Yeah, I thought I was getting a steal when I got both Lindor and Springer to go with Betts and Rizzo in my draft (Betts and Rizzo were keepers)… Looks like I should’ve gone in a different direction. I had no idea Springer was going to pull a Machado and stop running on the bases.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Sounds fine, not gonna lose your league based on your first few picks unless they get hurt

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @William Hung: Springer will give you power and counting stats, but he’s likely to underperform expectations if a top 40 hitter type of season is assumed. That’s basically the crux of my argument against him. Still a low-end OF2, high-end 3 depending on format.

            • KarlJ says:
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              @Big Magoo:
              Honestly I am trying to determine the difference between Springer and someone like Kemp who was drafted about 7-8 rounds later

              • Big Magoo

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                @KarlJ: Kemp’s a bit riskier than Springer and Duvall due to age and durability history, but you could throw him into that mix as well.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      There’s always a certain amount of lag time before people recalibrate their expectations of guys who have big changes in their profile. People still wanted to believe Springer would run, despite the fact that Hinch flat out said he had a red light this year back in the spring. I predict he’ll be closer to proper value in the NFBC next year.

      • Big Magoo

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        @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I definitely agree with you. People had 35/20 visions dancing in their heads based off of his minor league track record. Unless he goes something like .245/25/3 this season, I still see him being overvalued next year though.

  107. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    any other maurer owner wondering how the fuck baseball’s rules allow ANY ER in this sequence:
    maurer comes in with bases loaded, one out, and one of the runners getting on by error (avisail), himself allowing one single (scoring 2 of the 3 runners on), then getting an out and this results in earned runs? was pretty sure after what should have been the 3rd out (which would’ve been maurer’s 2nd batter against) none of these are earned, i must be missing something. i checked two box scores and both show avisail having gotten on by error, so maurer’s 2nd batter against sure seemed like that should’ve been the 3rd out, so only the pitcher before maurer would have any ER’s in this instance (so buchter would’ve had 3 ER, nobody else any)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh please, let them reverse his ERA!

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: also messed up in these box scores is that buchter is shown to only have 2 ER’s against, even though his sequence was 1 out, 1 guy getting on by error, and 3 BB’s, with all of those 4 scoring.

  108. Big W says:
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    Morning Grey!

    In a 12 team yahoo roto keeper 6×6 with OPS…

    If you owned Villar and played him at 2b, but also had Schoop in UT and someone offered you Margot and Franco for Villar, would you take that deal and then insert Schoop into 2b?

    You would be holding Meadows on the bench (for some strange reason) so he would be the drop to make this 2 for 1 work…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Villar

  109. Ron P says:
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    H2H Points: Karns, Lackey, Severino, Ray, Wacha, Triggs – Top 3 in order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, Karns, Wacha

  110. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto. Which Side?

    A:
    Khris Davis
    Michael Brantley
    Justin Verlander

    -or-

    B:
    JD Martinez
    Joey Gallo
    Jose Berrios
    Max Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  111. Anchovies says:
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    hey! been checking out the podcast…total h00t! love it. i also havent posted (but have been reading and listening) for a year or so.

    aaaanyway, im wallowing in 5th place with a lot of DL’s…and was offered HIS Zimmerman/Stroman for MY Kluber/K.Seager. i kept Kloobs as a keeper and have been sitting on him thru thick and thin. i also have a glut of 1st basemen already and sending Seager would leave me without a 3rd basemen. Bad trade? its only the second offer ive recieved all season…not a lot of trading in this league.

    also: has Marwins Gardens run its course, or is he a keeper?

    thanks, man. and everyone else who contributes…my favoite site. since day 1 of mfbl.

    –dave

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Anchovies: hold some dude named marwin…. in 30 team leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Kluber side — Can move on from Marwin

  112. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do you like Tomas or would you consider losing him for either Beltre or Bregman to man a UTL spot in a 10 team 6×6 (Holds & OPS) league?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  113. Son

    Son says:
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    Ian Happ blurb. Too good, Grey. Too good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Son!

  114. dtbran says:
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    What do we make of Robbie Ray, still worth holding, daily 12 team limited moves? Or drop for Karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. Philomath says:
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    Another owner must’ve lost their patience with Belt and dropped him. He sits on the waiver. Would you roster him over Justin Boring Bour? Also, playing A.Colomed over A.Reed is a no-brainer, right? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Belt — Yes, Colome

  116. Fish says:
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    Yahoo 12 team (keep 5) league with a Obp and Slg…

    David Dahl was dropped and Ian Happ hit waivers after being added. In this league where FAAB bid are always “go big or go home” meaning you spend every dollar you have for a big name acquisition, should I go all in on either – or both – of these players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Dahl and Happ are dropped, sounds more go home, than go big… I’d spend a couple bucks on Dahl

  117. Earl says:
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    Which of following do you think are worth rostering for future and do you see them coming up soon:?

    Lewis Brinson, Amed Rosario, Austin Meadows

    Or what other prospect is worthy to be rostered for next wave coming up (moncada is taken in my leagues)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed for now

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Earl: I agree with Grey about Amed, but also add Rhys Hoskins on your list to cyclops.

  118. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup Grey.. Gyorko or Hernan Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  119. Negatto says:
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    We still like Moreland over To-Jo for CI spot?

    To-Jo over Peralta, Bradley or Valencia at Utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland is in a better lineup…. Peralta

  120. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Yo dawg! Hope your weekend was tremendous and featured so much winning.
    Started the week by losing that shmohawk Toles, but ended with a line of:
    63 R; 18 HR; 56 RBIs; 4 SBs; .3214 AVG. Thanks in a part to the Prancerciser, Neil Walker.

    Been getting offered Bellinger for my Carlos Santana – I continue to decline, as I feel like I need more – correct decision here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, nice line! I’d take Bellinger, but prolly fair and in Santana’s favor

  121. Make any changes to get Rosario into my lineup?

    c. Perez
    1b. Rizzo
    2b. Hernandez (may end up dropping and sliding Trea into here, can put Rosario into SS, Gyorko into util? )
    3b. J. Turner
    SS. Gyorko
    OF. Stanton
    OF. Broxton
    OF. Conforto
    Util . Trea Turner
    BN. Duvall, Story(DL, but not occupying DL spot)

    SP. Verlander
    SP. Nova
    RP. Maurer
    RP. Holland
    P. Severino
    B. Albers
    B. Salazar
    B. McCullers
    B. Bundy
    B. G.Cole
    B. Maeda (DL, not occupying DL spot on roster)
    DL. Melancon
    DL. Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • @Grey:

        Thank you. Appreciate all the help since the beginning of the season. Don’t ever change!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. CMUTimmah says:
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    Schoop has cooled a bit. I have some lineup flexibility. Would you rather have Hernan Perez until Donaldson is back or keep rolling with Schoop until Donaldson is back?

    Or is it the classic Meh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez for speed

  123. Rick Sanchez says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    The streamonator has liked Alex Meyer as of late, so I peaked his last game and he looked good.

    Is he just a streamer to you, or does he have mixed league potential?

    Thanks as always!

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Rick Sanchez: Check the most recent artile – Nice little writeup on Meyer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  124. jdred5 says:
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    Trying to trade Ervin Santana since my pitching is solid and I need a bat. Only bite so far was Mazara, which I think is too low. I could ask for: Thames, Desmond, Ozuna, K Seager, Hosmer, Cain, Kemp, Bellinger, or Story. Can you give me your opinion please on which of these are too little, too much (I can dream, can’t I?) and just right as targets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could ask for thpse guys, but you likely won’t get them

      • jdred5 says:
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        @Grey: Thank you – can you give me an example of a bat that would be more reasonable? Or, would I be better off still shooting for one of the bats I mentioned earlier and adding a bat to my offer such as Suarez, Reynolds, or Belt?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try it with one of those bats

          • jdred5 says:
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            @Grey: Thanks again!

        • LenFuego says:
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          @jdred5: Reynolds and Santana might fetch one of those guys if someone has bought in on them – really only one way to find out.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: I could see someone biting with Hosmer, but I think I would rather have Mazara anyway.

  125. Rudy says:
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    Just got an offer. Someone offered me rich hill for Andrew
    Mccutchen.
    I’m thinking I take it. So over mccutchen’s shit. What do you think Grey? Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Rudy: NOOOOO Hill might be going to the bullpen if he doesn’t have a decent outing in the minors on Tuesday. This my be the classic case of losing your job to an injury….

      Wood has been dynamite, I don’t see him getting demoted.

      • KarlJ says:
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        @CMUTimmah:
        I think Ryu loses his job. Only a matter of time before he gets hurt anyway

  126. The Great Knoche says:
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    It’s official, I now have a lower ERA in NFBC than all my RCls.

    Who would you start in a weekly league this week? Dickerson or Souza?

    Facing:
    Carrasco
    Salazar
    Tomlin
    Severino
    Tanaka
    Sabathia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streaming hasn’t worked for you? Or you drafted that well in NFBC? Souza

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Streaming has been rough, and my ratio helping MR streaming have been killing me. Tons of great timing. Will Harris in every league yesterday for instance.

        Greinke has over-performed, but other than one start from Kuhl all the 2 start pitchers have been at least solid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… I’d have more faith in correcting RCL ratios than NFBC so you have good ratios in right place

          • Cram It says:
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            @The Great Knoche: @Grey: My NFBC ERA is DOWN to 5.2. I have 5 good to usable starters on the DL, 2 sent down to the minors, and leaning heavily on Trevor Bauer to STOP F*N SUCKING!

  127. Boy Wonder says:
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    FACT: Charlie Morton has a higher K/9 this season than Lance McCullers. Morton’s stuff has been nasty. Not a streamer.

    Also, highly underrated, Jesse Hahn. He’s touching 96-97 mph as well. That BB rate is high, but the velo might be helping him get away with it along with his hammer of a curve. Take another look under the hood on this one.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Boy Wonder: For the 2nd time today.

      Streamer. Yes K’s are up, but all his Swing % are about the same as they were with the Pirates, and he’s actually getting way more ground balls so far compared to his history so that will level out with more Fly Balls and HRs. Only thing on his side in the numbers is a slightly above average BABIP against.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Talk about the Hahn, huh?

      • Boy Wonder says:
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        @Grey: I don’t know how shallow your league is.. but with pitching so shitty this year, I’ll take both Morton and Hahn. They pass the eye test and the sample size is big enough now to not ignore them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I play in different size leagues… Both are on waivers in some leagues, owned in others

  128. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    Fun fact: I named my team “Snell the Odor? It’s my Gausman” this year and boy was that prescient!

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Shin Soo Choo Train: Nice! Two years ago I went with, “Melk, Melk, LeMahieuade”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey:

        A couple gems I’ve seen this year:

        -Dickerson and get 5 to 10 (I believe you have to have an awkward conversation with your neighbors just for using this name…)
        -Cain and Knebel (sometimes simple works…)
        -Kenta Maeda Boom Boom (haha poop jokes!)
        -Yu Soo Kim for $5? (maximum effort.)
        -Reddick and Urena Burns (sounds like a trip to the free clinic…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kenta Maeda Boom Boom!

  129. Your Mom says:
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    When getting up to go to the bathroom during a movie, do you go ass or crotch side towards the people you are passing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ass side, no eye contact

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Your Mom: Depends.. attractive girls get a close up of the package, the rest get the ass and usual some crop dusting.

  130. Filkarri says:
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    In my H2H keeper league I was offered Encarnacion and Lester for Bellinger. At first glance it looks like a good deal, but Lester has looked shaky at best and Encarnacion is striking out like its going out of style. Thoughts? Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  131. Clive says:
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    Trade Tanaka for Wood? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  132. Los Putos says:
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    Heyward over JBJ, Renfroe or Kepler?

    Heyward set to come off DL soon.

    Thanks

    also, Rosario over J Polanco?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler…. Amed

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Am bummed to lose him. Had draft boner for him in the 3 leagues am in. Wasnt the only one.

        Amed will be 2nd SS (we start 2), A Russell is my 2nd

        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  133. Chris says:
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    Would you trade Freeman, Osuna, and Urias to get Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry Marchell Ozuna not oSuna

  134. peacecoast says:
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    gardner or kiermaier or valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  135. Frank Lynch says:
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    !0 team mixed points with no minus for K’s
    Grandal
    Chris Davis
    Cano
    Gyrorko or hernan Perez
    Andrus
    McCutchen
    Adam Jones
    Stanton
    Zimmerman
    Thames
    JD Martinez

    Sale
    Vargas
    Betances
    Scherzer
    Andriese
    Gio
    Harvey
    T Walker
    Lynn
    Cahill
    Miley
    Nola
    Hamels DL
    There are so many players that are out there doing better then Jones n McCutchen but there hard to drop or trade. What would you do if you had my team? Any moves? I’m 4-2 but i had a lot of bad luck with my starters getting wins with the closers blowing the game. would you get rid of one of my aces for a Grienke n Wood or something? Drop Harvey? Idk maybe i’m overreacting from the 2 loses in a row. Sorry about all the questions but i admire your opinion. Thanks!! Oh and Ian Happ is still out there. just can’t fit him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Harvey… Or trade…. Or trade 2 for 1’s…. McCutchen and Jones for Duvall, that sorta thing

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thnx.. Pillar is out there too.. Ugh everyone has outfielders. I hate holding onto guys because of their names. I’d drop them for Pillar n Keon Broxton. I mean Everyone has outfielders and don’t need more. I read something from you a while ago about holding names. Id rather hold points n wins. Should i drop and make moves if i can’t trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Meaning if i can’t trade a Jones or McCutchen, Do you drop them for these hot players like Pillar or Bruxton and continue onto other guys when they cool off? When i say hold onto guys because of their names i mean why hold onto a player because their All Star career when their hardly batting their weight. Maybe i’m wrong

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, McCutchen’s a drop

              • Frank Lynch says:
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                over Jones and Are you up on JD martinez? Sorry if i’m annoying. I used to ask alot of questions but won championships with you and the Razzball families advise

              • Frank Lynch says:
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                Pillar or Alanso?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Alonso

  136. Grey – his Tanaka for my C. Santana. I’d appreciate your take. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Santana

      • Much appreciated.

  137. Count de Monetball says:
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    Rudy strikes title gold again! Hey Grey, are you holding Neftali, seems like the Brew Crew might want to try to get his value back up to trade him… I guess…; think he gets the closer job back?

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      sniff sniff, did you skip me Grey, btw, it still amazes me that you answer questions as fast and with the volume you do…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I never intend to skip anyone, sometimes I’m answering one and one comes in at same time and I unintentional skip it…

        • Count de Monetball says:
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          Oh I know, I took so long to finish my comment i am sure that’s what happened. #spoiledbyGreysoverwhelminginterestinmyfantasyteam

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, prolly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Count de Monetball: I’m holding him in an NL-ONly league where I have him, I am dropping him in RCLs, he looks lost

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Cool, thx. I appreciate the roster spot! Seems like Neftali has the goods but has never really put it together, maybe he parties with Harvey…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who wouldn’t want to!

  138. 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

    Yo Grey thanks for the trade advice earlier! Now I’m trying to plan how to best use my 6 adds this week. I wanna pick the best streamers to use this week, maybe swap out one of my bats for one of the available bats below and/or maybe drop one of my SPs for one of the available SPs listed below if any are more than streamers? So keeping in my mind my acquisition limit of 6, how should I use those adds this week?

    Available Bats: Tomas, Belt, Peraza, M. Gonzalez, Gallo, JBJ, Broxton, Gardner, Pillar, H. Perez, Schebler, Gregorius, Buxton, To-Jo, Happ etc…

    Available SPs:

    5/16
    JC Ramirez vs. CHW (10.1)
    Nelson @SD (2.6)

    5/17
    Folty vs. TOR (12.8)
    Corbin vs. NYM (4.7)

    5/18
    Cahill vs. MIL (12.9)
    Ryu vs. MIA (11.7)
    Berrios vs. COL (6.4)
    Glasnow vs. WSH (3.1)

    5/19
    D. Norris vs. TEX (3.9)
    Moore @STL (-3.1)
    Karns @MIN (-6.6)
    Graveman vs. BOS (-7.7)

    5/20
    Andriese vs. NYY (5.7)
    Gausman vs. TOR (4.7)
    Perdomo vs. ARI (0.3)

    5/21
    Wheeler vs. LAA (10.1)
    Chavez @NYM (6.2)
    J. Garcia vs. WSH (-0.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez, Folty, Cahill, Berrios, Wheeler, Broxton

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks bro! So I’m guessing drop Ender for Broxton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  139. Offer says:
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    Offered D. Murphy and R. Iglesias for N. Cruz in a keeper. Which side? Fair?

    R. Iglesias or R. Osuna ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy side… Osuna, toss up

      • Offer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Different question, Miller or Beckham ROS? Who do you think gets hit harder when (if) Matt Duffy comes back? Miller has been awful.

        • Offer says:
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          @Offer: Hit harder on playing time, that is, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller

          • Offer says:
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            @Grey: Sorry, my question wasn’t clear, because I had two of them. You’re saying Miller over Beckham ROS, right? Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, Miller over Beckham, neither are great

              • Offer says:
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                @Grey: Thanks again, your turnaround time is awesome.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  140. MikeZ says:
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    I have JD coming off the DL in my 12 team 5×5 roto league with no bench. I have to drop either Moustakas, Gallo, Gyorko or Polanco. I’m currently top 2 or 3 in every offensive category except for average, where I’m 4th. I’m torn … Who would you drop here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  141. William Hung says:
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    I am strongly considering picking up Belt to replace Rizzo until he snaps out of his “Space Jam loss of skill” thing – my options for dropping are: Deez Nutz (Hernan Perez will slide in as my new starter), Story, Trumbo, Quintana, or Berrios

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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      @William Hung: Are you talking about Roto ? If so, are you serious ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’ll be fine, eventually

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I’ve been watching a lot of his at-bats since I have MLB.tv and all I can see is that every time he makes contact with the ball, it’s weak contact – he’s still working counts and drawing walks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s a top 15 bat, players go through slumps

  142. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Closer question ? Knebel v. Wilson ? Coinflip or is Set. more likely to try and get KRod back in there ? Knebel should have been closer role instead of them adding Feliz. Wilson has been sick, but afraid the Tigers will give their future Hall of Fame 1 last chance.
    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip…. Wilson

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Thanks bro. Truly a coin flip.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, completely

  143. Chris R says:
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    Should I drop Trey Mancini or MArwin Gonzalez for Steven Souza? Or is that move mostly a wash. It’s a limit of 5 moves per week league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  144. Steven Henn says:
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    Considering making a trade offer in a 12 team 5X5 dynasty league
    My JD Mart, Healy, Hendricks, & Giolito for his Story, Maeda, & De Leon
    I would have Myers & D Santnana for RF, I currently have Arenado @ 3B (& Franco) but also have Correa @ SS (& Segura). Really looking to upgrade SP despite Maeda being injured.
    Fair? or am I giving too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: I assume a healthy JD & promising Healy are too much for a struggling & hurt Story & hurt Maeda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  145. jack florida says:
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    16 team keeper

    moreland or tommy joseph

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  146. lwomack58 says:
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    Stephen Piscotty coming off Dl-would you drop Ender, Broxton, Nunez, Peraza, Drury or Peralta for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  147. Frank Lynch says:
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    Drop the other question. Pillar or Alanso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  148. lwomack58 says:
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    Pilliar, Peraza or Nunez. Which two for ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Nunez

  149. HomerHWBush says:
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    Should I trade:
    The Edwing for
    Carlos Smooth-tana + Jon Lester?
    I’m getting killed by the dual slumps of Rizzo and Edwin and my starting pitching is a hot diaper. Whaddya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  150. My Seven Rizzos says:
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    In a 12 team points keeper, could you see Eduardo Nunez as a buy-low candidate? I’m thinking he may be a better producer than Kole Calhoun, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip on needs

  151. lwomack58 says:
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    One more question-Add Shoemaker drop Devenski

    • William Hung says:
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      @lwomack58: Depends on league settings – I play in a league that counts Ls, and K/9 in addition to the standard 5×5 so Devenski helps me more often weekly with my ratios AND counting stats with Ks while limiting my exposure to Ls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey,
    ROS please rank
    Severino, Wood, Maeda, VV
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, Maeda

  153. Green monstahh says:
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    Greetings grey, it’s a new week woo hoo!

    H2h pts weekly lock league.

    At SS start or bench Chris owings he hosts mets (wheeler, milone, Harvey.)
    Then at SD (weaver, perdoma, Clayton Richard.)

    Or either 1.) drop owings. Or 2.) drop castellanos for a SS?

    A couple I’d look at for week 7:

    Gyorko hosts Red Sox (Eduardo Rodriquez, porcello two game series)

    Then Friday hosts SF (Moore, shark, Cain.)

    I don’t like that STL only plays 5 games Monday & Thursday off days

    Then there’s also

    Tim Beckham who’s at Cleveland (carrasco, Salazar, tomlin.)

    Then hosts Yankees (severino, Tanaka, sabathia.)

    Lastly Freddy Galvis who’s at rangers (darvish, Perez, cashner.)

    Then he’s at Pittsburgh (Trevor Williams, nova, Chad kuhl.)

    —————————-

    Next based that Braun is on DL (I don’t own Braun) would you start hernan Perez this week? Thing is I don’t know who to bench:

    My 3b is Frazier

    My IF is Jose abreu , my 1b is Carlos Santana (who’s also eligible at DH but at DH I have Sano Sano also eligible At OF just like Perez my OF we start 4 is Harper, schwarber, Benintendi & judge.

    My utility is conforto
    My other utility is Bellinger

    ——

    Lastly thoughts on adding & starting/streaming two starts from Cain this week? Start 1 has him vs Dodgers & Brandon McCarthy, 2nd start is at STL & wainwright.

    Lastly Jose berrios is also available & I have the room for depth to add him I’d be dropping lance lynn there or wacha

    Thanks again!

    • Green monstahh says:
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      @Green monstahh:

      Alex wood is also there , maybe wacha for wood? Then swap Lynn for berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Owings…

  154. H says:
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    Can you rank these pitchers please? Thanks!

    Wood, Severino, Ray, Aaron Sanchez, Nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, Nova

      • H says:
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        @Grey:Thank you, would you rank Wood over Ray?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • H says:
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            @Grey: great, thank you sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  155. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think there are two pitchers on the Rockies due for regression in opposite directions. Senzatella (who I own) probably tick down a bit. I think Tyler Anderson on the other hand may have rediscovered last year’s arm slot. 18k in his last two starts. Xfippin 3.74 right now.
    Keep an eye on match ups for him these next couple weeks .

    Came away from first live look at M. Fulmer very impressed. Only possible knock I saw was the fastball seemed a little high effort with some head whack, but he seems to command it very well. Great job of mixing pitches and locating. Good stuff.

    The Angels are not very good.

    I agree Morton is an RCL streamer. The rates are just good enough to make the Ks very useful in more SP hungry formats. Plus ‘stros play well enough to give him a shot at a W.

    Morton’s little K streak last night prompted me to look up something which I remembered once I saw it. A nice improbable piece of trivia: The AL record for consecutive Ks is 9 by Doug Fister.

    Texas must love seeing the dentist lead off with a hit, getting a bag and scoring a “manufactured” run in the 1st. I think his role is starting to gel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I finally gave up on The Dentist in RCL, I’d hold him now tho if I could go back, prolly should’ve lost Ender instead… fulmer’s peripherals look terrible, but I believe you about the live look

    • henncoop says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Good stuff …thanks Oaktown

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I had Fulmer as my #23 SP in my initial rankings in January. Loved everything about what little I saw of him last year: velo, command, changeup. Second-guessed myself when I noticed that I had him much higher than most other projection systems/analysts. Still kicking myself over that one.

  156. Steve says:
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    13 team roto in need of HR.

    Is Jansen too much to pay for Judge? Other closers: Holland, Feliz/Knebel, Betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  157. ToneDEAF! says:
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    H2h points league. Mazara or To-Jo as my Utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  158. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Im trying to acquire Joey Bats and either a SP or Tony watson. what would I have to offer to make it a fair trade? Am I giving up too much or not enough or fair if I offered Domingo Santana and Scott Schebler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want both of them over Bautista

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        what would I have to offer to get Joey bats and Watson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why do you want him?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I was thinking he was turning the corner

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                I backout of the deal Grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds good, Kimmel

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Trying to get Sale. He wants either Correa or Arenado.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Correa is fair

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      He wants Arenado for sale

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I prefer Arenado

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      i also have Machado

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      I also have Machado, Alonso, Jose Ramirez, Arenado and Marwin Gonzalez to play 3B

  159. Jason Murray says:
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    Who sits this week?

    Zimmerman @ PIT
    Kipnis vs. TB
    N. Walker @ ARI

    Hittertron says sit Zim, but wanted your opinion. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  160. Mike says:
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    I have 4 first baseman with only 3 positions and a mess at 2nd/SS with Story hurt.

    Thinking of trying to ship Mark Reynolds for Cesar Hernandez. I’ve got Ian Happ at second for the moment, and when he goes back down it will be Brad Miller… Other 1st basemen are Goldy, Votto, and C. Sanatna.

    Good trade or am I selling Reynolds too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cesar

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Is Cesar above Matt Carp

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  161. luvpho says:
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    When is JBJ droppable? He just rides my bench. Thinking of picking up Ahmed Rosario. No real positional needs, just a good bench player is needed. I can also grab Tommy Joseph

    h2h 14 team redraft 5×5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  162. The Guy says:
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    Albers over Kintzler, Norris, Brach, or Glover?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  163. ThE sHiT says:
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    Which two of ToJo, Bour, Moreland, Yuli, TJ Rivera, Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tojo, Moreland

  164. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Trade Duffy for Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. peacecoast says:
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    folty or berrios? I like my little folty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, I’d prolly try Berrios there

  166. tony says:
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    Drop one ray or quintana for manaea or hold, it is a dinasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  167. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Tommy Joseph or Odubel ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  168. southside dom says:
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    Should I drop Brad Miller or Peraza for any of these schmucks?

    Wong, Arroyo, Motter, Schimpf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, Wong

  169. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which 2 do you drop? 10 Team H2H, mixed, standard 5×5 categories
    -Jay Bruce
    -Ender Inciarte
    -Keon Broxton
    -Eugenio Suarez
    -Aaron Altherr
    -Hernan Perez
    -Brett Gardner

    Thank you as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio, Ender

  170. Swfcdan says:
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    Haha great cuffs pun with Chapman, the ledes always make me laugh.

    Conforto has been pretty darn great hasn’t he, especially in OBP leagues. No way he’s being benched any longer, even by the Mutts. In OBP format top 20/30 OF ROS?

    Nate the great Karns should be a hold in 16ers now right? Sucks to lose Pollock but at least Broxton has come back to like for CF help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Top 30, prolly — Karns is a own in 16er

  171. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper 5×5 OBP.

    Drop Polanco for D Santana?
    Drop Schoop, DJ for Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  172. stoopid says:
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    10 team 7 keepers(no time limit) 1500 IP

    My SP’s are Kershaw, Scherzer, McCullers,Nova,Severino, JC Ramirez & Nate Karns (Kennedy on DL)

    My offense is weak, only 12 points in a 10 team 5×5

    Got offered Arenado & G.Cole for Kershaw…… What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  173. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Give Leake to get Chris owings? Definitely yes, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  174. Red5 says:
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    Start 3 of: J Baez, A Russell, E Inciarte, B Belt, I Happ, & DeShields. 5×5 Roto.

    • Red5 says:
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      @Red5: Inciarte plays 7 games, the rest 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      J Baez, A Russell, B Belt

      • Red5 says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

  175. los locos says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Holloday, Polanco for Pillar? Just for Depth move and Pillar is been hitting… I also Castellanos.. who hits RBIs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  176. OaktownSteve says:
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    Couple other things….I may have overvalued Pinder. Like him but he’s pretty much limited to the short side of a couple platoons at this point.

    For extreme save chasing leagues, might have a look at John Axford. He’ll be back soon. A’s pen is a shit show.

    Also…Xander Bogaerts is a total 4020

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla’s been okay, no? Bogaerts is such a 4020!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s got a 5 ERA, a measly 2/1 K to BB and a couple of meltdown losses. And he can’t pitch on consecutive days.

        Reports out of rehab say Axford looks ok. He’ll probably be awful as well but he might get a couple of shots right when he gets back. A 5-10% chance he gets the job and runs with it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, makes sense

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @OaktownSteve: was thinking i’d insert the old “madson is better than any of these (or at least HAS been)” but then i see that what seems like small 5-10% number. i’d still give madson a higher number but axford probably in it.

  177. The JoGarza says:
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    If given the chance would you acquire Carlos Gonzalez or Bundy in a 12-team OBP/QS league?

    I know any player has their price, but in general are you selling or buying those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…

  178. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Odor, Maz, Pineda for Carlos Martinez and Brixton? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  179. Fogimon says:
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    Howdy Grey,
    Need to fill my UT spot with either; Healy, Morales, ToJo. Best short term and long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ToJo

  180. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    What side: Altuve, Giles, R Hill or S Castro, Pollock, T Walker?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  181. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Hey Grey, adding entertainment to Mondays as always!

    Give: Bundy + Mazara
    Get: Desmond

    5x 5 roto, 15 teams

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  182. Bil Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Pollock to the DL and Fuentes called up. Who’s the better DEEP league (30-team) add – Fuentes or Blanco? Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fuentes

      • Bil Lumbergh says:
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        @Grey: SAGNOF baby!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All day, every day!

  183. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey!

    Puig or Joc in standard roto dynasties?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc, coin flip

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        Was thinking that too. Puig seems to have leveled off as .750 OPS guy, which isn’t great.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  184. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    16 team h2h with QS/holds/hits/OPS added and only 2 DL spots. keep any 6 per year, no escalations, just binary keep or not.
    C flowers
    1B goldy (K)
    2B odor (K, was a keeper anyway)
    SS segura (K)
    3B arenado (K)
    OF (3) pollock/pillar/schebler
    util (2) trumbo/puig
    BN to-jo
    NA meadows
    sounds like pollock is gonna hit DL
    SP wood/lackey/chavez/andriese/shoemaker/hahn/ryu
    RP norris/glover/betances/familia/bearclaw/bradley/rivero
    DL thor (K)/rodon

    these pitchers availabe:
    SP: cashner/perdomo/norris/miranda/peacock/c.green
    RP: farq/koji/j.smith/siegrist/rogers/dunn/kela/blevins

    or just drop familia, stash pollock, leave rodon in active slot, add another hitter to replace pollock? this could be sunday santana, who i just dropped to get to-jo last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Familia

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: and hold rodon, as he appears a LOT better than the FA option SP’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  185. Scott Kimmel says:
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    I also have Machado, Alonso, Jose Ramirez, and Marwin Gonzalez to play 3B along with Arenado. Would you still pass on Arenado for Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Im telling him Correa or nothing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Kimmel!

  186. H says:
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    Grey, my current outfield is Trumbo, Benintendi, Desmond with Freeman and Xander in the utility spots. Should JD Martinez occupy a place in the lineup now that he looks healthy?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @H: It is time to start making some trade offers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, over Trumbo for me

      • H says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I was thinking also, but man I was hoping for some of those 47 bombs from Trumbo…sigh

        Thank you!

  187. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    for NL only till braun is back, szucur or r.fuentes, who appears to be the good side platooner in place of pollock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fuentes

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: good god he’s one of the hundreds of guys not yet in yahoo.

  188. Robert Steinberg says:
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    DeShields or Jarrod Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  189. LenFuego says:
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    Dreaded Catcher question (which is more of an injury question dressed up as a catcher question:

    I have to choose between starting Travis d’Arnaud and Tony Wolters at my 2nd catcher position in a weekly 12 team 5×5 roto. Both play 6 games this week and I see no real distinction with the pitching they are facing.

    I was going to start d/Arnaud, who was supposedly going to be back today from his wrist injury, but he is not in the starting lineup according to MLB.com. Meanwhile, Wolters is presumably back tomorrow from his concussion. Go ahead and start Wolters, right?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @LenFuego: if you have any reason to think d’arnaud is back even close to wolters go with DTD arnaud. thanks also, as i had no idea DTD’arnaud was back soon. this is good for me in many leagues.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: I agree with you in a vacuum, but d’Arnaud was eligible to get off the DL today and is apparently staying on at least for today. Makes me worried that his wrist is still not 100% … and who knows, that could linger all week. So I think I have to go Wolters.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @LenFuego: sounds like you already had your answer then.

          • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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            @Eli Man Penguin Boy: plus what is this “vacuum” i’m going off the very same two pieces of info that you mentioned. i myself till you mentioned it wouldn’t have known that there was any news that either of these would be back today or tomorrow.

            • LenFuego says:
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              @Eli Man Penguin Boy: I just get news through my CBS league.

              They were shown as eligible to come off the 10 day DL today (d’Arnaud) and tomorrow (Wolters). I assumed d’Arnaud would come off, but he apparently did not (he is not in the starting lineup anyway). Wolters has been out from the concussion he got from getting smacked in the head with a swing follow-through, and the CBS feed for him shows he went 1 for 4 with an HR as a DH Saturday in a AAA rehab game and was supposed to then catch on Sunday, and added that he “could return from the 7-day disabled list within the next week if all goes well.”

              Was hoping to see more definitive updates for both of them before I have to make my lineup decision in about an hour and a half, but have not seen anything further.

              • LenFuego says:
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                @LenFuego: Just checked minor league box scores, and Wolters did indeed catch Sunday for Albuquerque (went 1 for 4). I will be surprised if he is not activated for tomorrow’s game.

                d’Arnaud is still anybody’s guess.

                • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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                  @LenFuego: seems like you have good info to use, but i’d not use the “eligible dates” on anybody, these teams all the time do things like say “player X might come off when first eligible” then just wait another 5 or more days, happens all the time. use those other updates you’ve found.

                  • LenFuego says:
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                    @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Yeah, in many the “at least” dates CBS provides are clearly more intelligent than simply eligible dates, but I think they default to that in the absence of better info. CBS has updated d’Arnaud to being out until at least May 19th (this Friday), though they did not provide any source for that update.

          • LenFuego says:
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            @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Yeah, once I checked the Mets lineup and realized d’Arnaud was not in it, I guess I did. Had an empty lineup spot last week there and hope I do not have a repeat of that again this week.

            • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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              @LenFuego: i have dtd’arnaud (or would want him over who i’m streaming daily) in multiple leagues, albeit dailies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? d’Arnaud

  190. Steve says:
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    14 team h2h, You still holding Benoit for vulture saves or ditch for MI guy like Montgomery with upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Monte

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  191. Rudy says:
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    Kipnis or Cesar Hernandez from the phillies. I need to pick one and only one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  192. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Nunez or Galvis? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  193. jason batteiger says:
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    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 arcia
    BN schimpf/braun/room for one more
    DL pollock/murphy
    SP lackey/mccarthy/darvish/duffy/gio g/wood/morton/hill (he’s a drop if goes to bullpen)
    RP holland/kimbrel/bradley/koji/glover

    options being: taylor/rosario/heyward (assume he’s back)/chisenhall/leury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leury for a week

  194. William Hung says:
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    666 comments!!! Gotta add one more so this post doesn’t get possessed..

    and for good measure – Rizzo Rant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  195. FrankGrimes says:
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    Cookie!?! Not him too.
    Dammit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ugh

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: what happened?????

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @William Hung: lifted, was still getting K’s but was getting hit and turned into BB’s in last inning. velo drop too.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: now called “pectoral tightness” in box score, which is probably on the better end of spectrum, other than like a flu or something.

  196. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    Where would you rank Billy Hamilton in a 30 team roto dynasty? Top 20 OF? His SBs are gold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20-25

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! Enjoy your evening!

  197. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Drop any/some of these: Samardzija, Harvey, Maeda, Nola

    for any of these: Severino, Morton, Karns?

    (15 team, 5×5, redraft league).

    Thanks!

    • Bernie Brewer says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: Anyone got any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

  198. SallyCips says:
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    Hey bud,

    Not sure if you’re still answering questions this late. You’re a saint if you do, but I’m sitting in my car waiting for my softball game cause The Daily Show to start and I had a couple of questions:

    1. Drop Kelley for Albers? Dusty is annoying but if I was managing them I’d do it.

    2. My Miggy/Oh/Beltran for Cespedes/Tanaka/Longoria?

    Thanks! Night!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @SallyCips: vs. the Daily Show, not “cause “–autostupid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yoenis, pretty fair

  199. J-Weezy says:
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    Keeper league, if you could build around Benintendi or Miguel Sano, who would you rather have long term? Need your advice because I have Sano but wasn’t offered Benny straight up

    • J-Weezy says:
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      Was**offered

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @J-Weezy:

      Do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  200. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    best gomez replacement AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added
    C mccann (DET)
    1B miggy
    2B segura
    SS correa
    3B mostsuckass
    MI miller
    CI valbuena
    OF (4) rajai/k.davis/trumbo/delino
    util mancini
    DL gomez
    NA zimmer

    one of weeks, uh oh chirinos, joyce, plouffe, moss, krispie.

    oh good god i can’t take carrasco being long term (or really much at all) hurt. not here of course. even as a non-bumgarner owner in any league i’m getting mass hit here all over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  201. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6X6 OPS

    Drop Jackie Bradley for Schebler?

    Drop Mesoraco for Hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Hedges

  202. Greg says:
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    Of is Brantley, Conforto, jd, ut bruce or dj lemaiheu….question is since Pollock hit dl, I have an open slot. …Pham, Leurys, Margot..? Or pick up a pitcher. ….

    I traded Yonser for Wood…crossing my fingers, thoughts? Have Myers and Bruce at 1b, pitching weak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leury

  203. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey got one for ya…someone in my league drop Adrian Gonzalez, would you drop schebler for him? or wait and see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  204. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    anybody else feeling lucky that it’s swanson ate his hungry man meal tonight and it just so happened to be a short sched day? pllllleeeese hit for a cycle so i steal tomorrow’s lead in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  205. Jon says:
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    A Twins fan is asking about my Jose Berrios in a keep forever league. Who should I ask for in return?

    Lamb, Judge, Avisail, Sano, Clint Frazier, Jorge Mateo, Fowler, Khris Davis, Trumbo, Adam Jones, Jay Bruce, Javier Baez, Daniel Murphy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Judge

  206. Hunter says:
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    Starting Nelson @padres or stream later?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  207. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    AL only with QS, is gausman an add over boyd or peacock? hard to gauge his value due to how awful he’s been. really bad SP out there is why peacock is owned, with hope fiers gets demoted of course, or any injury happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Peacock

  208. Fungazi says:
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    Yoenis back next week, where does conforto play? Granderson disgraceful list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully, or 1st

  209. L-Boogie says:
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    My team sucks so bad. Panic time…in mid-May. 12 team, 5×5.

    Rizzo and Bush too much to give up for Arenado?

    If that’s too much thinking of Jansen and Carlos Santana for Arenado. But thinking that’s too little.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  210. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: ROS roto player – Trumbo or Brett Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  211. Zzzzzzz says:
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    Gattis
    Goldy
    Odor
    Villar
    Correa
    Trumbo
    Polanco
    Yelich
    Conforto
    Altherr
    Gallo
    Hosmer

    Maeda
    Paxton
    Ray
    McCullers
    Perdomo
    Lynn
    Lackey
    Shoemaker
    Senzatela
    Albers
    Rosy
    Bedrosian

    That’s my team. Would u trade villar for Charlie Morton and cosart? Or villar for Morton/peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  212. Frank Lynch says:
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    Should i trade Zimmerman, Vargas & Wade Miley for Pineda or Fulmer n Travis Shaw? I’m proposing the trade. Maybe i’m not giving enough. I can part with Gio instead of vargas or miley. What do you think? Thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Pineda/Shaw

  213. Jon says:
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    Which side – Hosmer + Neris or Jose Abreu in a keep forever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu, it’s fair

  214. Ron P says:
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    In a points league where everything is the same value, in what order from most to least willing would you trade away these bats in a deal for Bryant?

    Encarnacion, Santana, Carpenter, Frazier

    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      All of them together shouldn’t get you Bryant

  215. William Hung says:
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    Defensive Indifference is so dumb

  216. Squeeze Play says:
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    Drop Bradley or Villar to add Rich Hill?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Squeeze Play: not bradley, and probably not either until you are sure hill remains in rotation. but if they are both bench bats drop jbj.

  217. 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 to the team below like I mentioned earlier 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 instead? Am I overthinking having too many Nationals? (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

  218. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    espn’s hilarious, they just now got cactus jesus down for both a groundout then a HR in back to back at bats, even better that if he did groundout it should’ve been the 3rd out. yesterday with the maurer 3 ER when it was ruled an error should’ve made him none (which either should be fixed or it never was actually ruled an error in the first place) now this one.

  219. Squeeze Play says:
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    Swanson, Bradley or Wainwright for Hill

    • Squeeze Play says:
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      @Squeeze Play: Need to drop someone

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