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We’ve reached the end of the line for Cole Hamels‘ viability.  It happens to everyone.  Robert De Niro went from Meet the Fockers, a respectable comedic turn as Rex Reed likely said, to total garbage.  Maybe Hamels throws a couple of good games here and there, just as De Niro might have a scene or two here and there after the Fockers.  Silver Linings Playbook wasn’t all bad, but if you’re going to see a movie because of De Niro, you’re about to sit through crap that he did for money.  Hamels is heading out there with a 6-ish K/9 and starring in Last Vegas.  His xFIP and velocity look like Dirty Grandpa.  Hamels’ walk rate is still not right and you’ve walked into the wrong theater and now you’re watching The Intern and a grandmother is standing in front of the exit telling you to sit back down.  I want out!!!  Please God!!!  I would attempt to sell Hamels before it’s too late.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jett Bandy – His full name Jett Bandicoot of the Crash Bandicoots from the Wumpa Islands has power and, really, the biggest thing going for him is The Sciosciapath never played him when he was on the Angels.  One of the best catcher farm systems is simply being benched by The Sciosciapath.  I look forward to owning Carlos Perez in three years on a different team.

Mitch MorelandSawx lineup:  Sparky Anklebiter, Ralph Benintendi, Mookie Ballgame, Hanley, Mitch, Xander, JBJ, The Skinny Oval and a catcher.  Sure, it’s fluid with the emphasis on flu with the Sawx, but that lineup makes the most sense.  At worst, batting 5th or 7th is Mitch or JBJ, and Moreland isn’t worth owning?  Huh?

Brandon Phillips – He’s the Jason Vargas of 2nd base.  You know what you’re getting long-term, or at least should, but Bra-Phil is worth grabbing.  Assuming you get the okay, don’t be Cosby’ing anyone.

Chase Headley – If you look at Headley’s ownership numbers at the Hitter-Tron, you’ll see Headley’s ownership numbers are way above the threshold for making it into the Buy, but our ownership numbers are powered by RCL ownership so highly skewed because JayWrong owns Headley in every league and even recently picked up Braves prospect, Jace Peterson, because “Jace is so close to Chase,” he texted me.

Travis ShawBrewers make home run excitement, would be my PR slogan to attract Brewer fans from other countries, and it would work.  I just need the PR job!

Zack Cozart – Every year I own Cozart (not every year) and it always feels like he’s about to break out, then injuries or slumps or just general being-Zack-Cozart-ness hits.

Orlando Arcia – A friend from Indonesia recently visited me, let’s call him Friendonesia, and he said, “Brewers make home run excitement, and, now I will go ride around in a rental Sebring convertible while blowing a gum bubble, because I can here.”  Crazy how just a simple slogan made by a Brewers’ brilliant imaginary PR exec has made its way around the world so quickly.

Steven Souza – I almost don’t want to own him because he doesn’t come to bat to the song, “Play That Funky Music White Boy,” alas I do.

Kevin Pillar – Not sure if everyone heard about this news story, but someone apparently found a seashell on the beach in Toronto and when they put it up to their ear they heard, “Jays are plural like moose, and that’s the last time the Jays will be compared to moose, because moose are wonderful and the Jays are not.”  Such a geographically specific seashell.  The Jays are not good, but Pillar has been of late.

Corey Dickerson – How can a hot schmotato avoid being picked up, you ponder with your doelike eyes.  You can avoid it by being on the Rays.

Adam FrazierPirates lost Starling Farté to his narcissistic need to make himself greater than the team, a self-love that brings down all the great role models in society like Pee Wee Herman.  Frazier should fill-in for Farté but C**nt Hurdle’s got a thing for white guys with dreads no matter how much they smell like patchouli.

Max Kepler – He isn’t owned in 50% of ESPN leagues?  Damn, Klara Bell must own 15,000 leagues to fill his virtual trophy case, and Klara doesn’t have Kepler, apparently.

Michael Conforto – True story:  I own Conforto in a league as deep as a 12-team NL-Only and as shallow as a 12-team mixed league.  I really want this Conforto thing to happen, as you can tell.  He’s my own personal fetch.

Josh Reddick – Vin Diesel is in a fantasy baseball league, and he only owns Reddick.  He drafted him in the first round and autodrafted a Placeholder empty spot for the next 23 rounds.

Trevor RosenthalSeung Hwan Oh sounds like an anime cat singing and has looked as good as that sounds.  I doubt Matheny is just going to drop Oh from the role, but Oh might be hiding an injury, or the Cards might conjure up a fake injury that Oh’s been fake hiding.  Either way, you should own Rosenthal.

Brad BrachDarren O’Day could also see saves in Balty More, the never home of Rudy Ray Moore, and Cougs asked if I wanted to see Paramour, nah, sounds like a chore, snore, you see which drawer I put my shirt that reads, “I’m a Centaur?”

Hector Neris – Well, Benoit might’ve lasted two games in the closer role, ruining his chance after one blown save.  I guess Jeanmar used up all the Phils’ blown saves for the year.

Matt Bush – I’m a fan of Bush, hehe.  Okay, stop being juvenile.  I like him as a player.  In real life, I think he’s a POS, but cast the first stone yadda3.  I do worry a bit about his shoulder injection he received and would stash Jeremy Jeffress still.

Shawn Kelley – I’d also own Koda Glover to see how this shakes out.  By the way, you can’t tell me Dusty wanted Treinen to be the closer, after he pitched him on five consecutive days to start the year until he failed.  I contend the Nats forced that decision on him and Dusty did what he had to to (stutterer!) remove Treinen from the job.

Tyler Skaggs – This is a Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to Domino’s and asks for a pizza with olives, but the olives forming a smiling face so he can talk to his pizza.

Jesse ChavezStream-o-Nator call number #2, then Stream-o-Nator’s call number three is to its landlord saying it might not need a four-bedroom apartment since a family may not be meant to be.

Luis Severino – There’s some early breakouts, and there are some that are not early breakouts.  Mike Leake and Jason Vargas, come to mind.  They are old AF, dusty as dirt, fun examples of how small sample sizes can play tricks on your mind like Bushwick Bill.  (Fun fact!  Jose Altuve has dressed as Buchwick Bill for three consecutive Halloweens.  I’m a bit of a trivia buff.)  You wanna grab Leake and Vargas, a’ight, homey, you do you, I’ll do me, and we’ll go blind in the process.  They have such a long history of being exactly what they are.  You’re not grabbing a breakout; you’re grabbing a guy that is pitching well.  Hey, that’s not all bad.  I’d take a guy pitching well over, say, Kyle Hendricks.  With that said (Here comes the actual point of all of this!), Luis Severino looks like he’s breaking out.  He throws 97 MPH on the Reginald.  (Reg is short for Reginald, right?)  97 MPH don’t mean shizz from Shizzola!  Who cares, you prematurely balding man?  Oh, it’s coupled with an 87 MPH slider that he’s worked on, he’s striking out 12 guys per nine and he’s only 23 years old?  Oh, indeed.  *gulps, realizes drool has still escaped my mouth, drags drool along keyboard like it’s the crane game at an arcade and types* hs’ so beatiseful.  Okay, enough drool typing, but Severino is breaking out and should be owned everywhere.  If he dominates in his next start vs. the Red Sox, there will be no getting him off waivers anymore.

SELL

Jose Bautista – He hit 22 homers and .234 last year.  Not sure what you thought you were getting this year, but a 36-year-old with injury concerns is not getting better.  I would sell Bautista for fifty cents on the dollar.  American dollars, not Canadian dollars like you use for talking Toronto seashells.

Danny Duffy – His velocity is down.  That’s a problem because everyone’s velocity is up this year due to the new way they are measuring velocity.  For one second, allow me to vent.  They used to measure velocity from 55 feet out of home plate, now they measure it directly out of the pitcher’s hand.  They couldn’t have just pointed the gun a half of a centimeter to the left or right and measured it from the same spot?  They had to change this so now you have to subtract .6 MPH from everyone’s velocity?  Next time I get a speeding ticket can I ask the cop if he was measuring the front of my car or the middle of my car?  Where do they measure it at carnivals when I’m trying to win a SpongeBob?  Is the carny aiming it at my hand or the giant Tony the Tiger that’s on the wall next to me?  This feels like when TV shows pushed standards a little bit in the 90’s, so we could get a little bit of nudity on ABC.  Yay, Dennis Franz’s ass!  Awesome!  Any hoo!  Duffy is throwing slower, his Ks are down and he looks in a bad way.   I wouldn’t sell him for a montage clip of Dennis Franz’s ass, but I would explore options.

   
  1. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write-up Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    should I drop S. Leon for Bandy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: sweet, thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Have a good weekend!

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @Grey: same to you señor Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  2. Chad Bowling says:
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    Bandy or Weiters ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  3. Mcgaffer says:
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    Drop Grandal for Bandy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  4. Token says:
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    With this duffy sell would you:
    A) trade/hold polanco and duffy for dj, brantley, and dahl.
    B) trade/hold same deal but give up kelley as well assuming the first didn’t work?

  5. RicoSuave says:
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    I need to drop one of my RPs… Doolittle, Rosenthal or Brach?

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

  6. Mitch says:
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    What is going on with Story?! He’s been awful. I heard they might even send him down. How concerned are u Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy Story low

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Mitch: for who, adames, this ain’t happening and rodgers ain’t ready at all yet.

  7. Chester says:
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    Thanks for the always helpful article.

    Would you trade Kimbrel and Justin Turner for Yelich and Rosenthal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  8. gfhyde says:
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    I was counting on Hamels this year but things haven’t started off great. They didn’t look all that good last year either. In a 14tm H2H pts league, would a package of Odorizzi/Honeywell for Hamels get it done for you? Finding trade partners for older, struggling SP’s is difficult!

    IP (+1.2) and K’s (+1) are most important. W’s are 5 and QS’s are worth 4.
    ER’s are -1, BB’s -0.5,

    As always, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They looked better last year — that package doesn’t excite me, but Ralph might like it

  9. jon says:
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    drop Molina for Bandy?>

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  10. pondfrogsplash says:
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    This was a very helpful post. Would you drop Ryan Zimmerman for JBJR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  11. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Tehol attacking Grey, myself, and RCLs. Because unlimited moves leagues are no fun. Can we fire this whiny bitch? I can’t even respond because he blocked me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t you two have a cage match next spring training? We’ll promote it all year and Razzball will sponsor (and Red Bull)

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: He’ll probably try and have sex with me. Dude’s gayer than Aaron Hernandez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whatever happens in the cage, stays in the cage

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: His ancestors said the same to their slaves.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m thinking of caged turkeys

    • Philsfan76 says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:
      Right? Tehol is the absolute worrrrrrrrrrst and one can only assume he has revealing photos of someone to have been kept on the writers’ roster.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Philsfan76: It’s our special needs program. What show is he going to copy once Thrones is over?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: it takes a small man to talk smack to someone they blocked. I got your back Ralph, I’ve had enough of him attacking you and going to far. If you cage match him I’ll be your Classy FOH Blassie with my cain to crack him upside the head and throw you brass knuckles.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @J-FOH: I like the way this sounds, I have feeling I won’t be needing weapons.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: not needed but always welcomed part of the action

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @J-FOH: He’s calling my kids ugly, and insulting my family. He’s a child.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: rip his face off like a chimp!

            • The Harrow says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: haven’t you two jokingly made fun of each other’s lovers/families for a while now though?

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: To quote HST, “You’re fired. Awful jackass.”

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Raoul Duke: Ha!

  12. Don says:
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    Pujols worth holding in a 10 team mixed H2H? I can bench him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  13. Jake says:
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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the free advice!

    Which side you want?

    Harper or Duffy/Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FREE?! Harper

      • pondfrogsplash says:
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        @Grey: Don’t worry. I plan on buying you lunch soon. Just gotta get out of Turkey were they have banned Paypal. Can’t even pay my fantasy leagues yet. I move to Lithuania this summer, home of the world’s fastest internet, and where Paypal frolics freely. I will own Pigeons and Who is Grey Albright, and heck maybe a SAGNOF t-shirt. Thanks for all the advice and entertainment GML.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  14. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Friday!!!!

    Great stuff as usual

    I immediately went Bandicoot when I saw that name. Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  15. Matt says:
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    10 Team x ESPN Roto x Standard

    Drop Souza Jr./Dickerson/Haniger/Avi Garcia to add Kepler? I drafted him on all my teams but dropped him after his horrendous start.

    What would be a good compensation for Duffy SP wise? I’m thinking C-Mart, McCullers. No luck for my #2 pitchers (Maeda/Duffy) Was not expecting to see him on the SELL portion.

    • VegasJSS says:
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      @Matt:

      NOBODY would trade you Martinez or McCullers for Duffy. You’re that guy in every league that overvalues his players.

      • Matt says:
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        @VegasJSS: Somebody dropped McCullers in 1 league. Another also dropped T. Story: But thanks for the fantasy advice bud. Wasn’t asking you.

      • Matt says:
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        @VegasJSS: and you’re “that guy” that goes on fantasy sites judges people by one question.. Fuck off.

      • Matt says:
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        @VegasJSS: I traded Duffy for C-Mart.

  16. primetime says:
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    Grey, I am owner of Hamels.. Who should I target in the trade.? Paxton Harvey.. I live in Philly.. alot of homers in this league.. I know one of these guys like hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  17. ThE sHiT says:
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    Mazara enough for Duffy or try to get more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take him

  18. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you trade Duffy and Osdubel herrera for Blackmon?
    14 team league, 7 keeper

    Offense:
    grandal, chris davis, cano, tulo, moustakas
    Of: mccutchen, herrera, Caín, we play 3
    Utl: moreland, Trumbo, we play 2
    bench: kepler
    Dl- jd martinez

    My staff is:
    Kluber, duffy, nova, snell, hellickson, leake, chen, price (dl)
    Rp: bedrosian, vizcaino, aj ramos, ottavino

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  19. joeg414 says:
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    Would you sit anyone for either Mancini or maybe Broxton?
    13 Team mixed 6×6 Roto

    1B/3B Brandon Drury, Ari 3B, 2B, OF vs LAD (Wood)
    OF Bryce Harper, Wsh OF vs @NYM (Harvey)
    OF Kyle Schwarber, ChC OF vs @Cin(Adleman)
    OF Corey Dickerson, TB OF, DH vs Hou(Fiers)
    OF Max Kepler, Min OF vs Det(Verlander)
    UTIL Tommy Joseph, Phi 1B vs Atl(Colon)
    UTIL Albert Almora Jr., ChC OF [email protected](Adleman)

    Bench Keon Broxton, Mil OF vs StL(Wainwright)
    Bench C.J. Cron, LAA 1B vs Tor (Latos )
    Bench Nick Markakis, Atl OF vs @Phil (Hellickson)
    Bench Trey Mancini, Bal DH vs Bos (Pomeranz)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Almora if he’s not playing

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Almora is in the lineup
        I like Mancini vs Lefty, but I don’t see any where to put him. Unless I sit Joseph or Drury ?
        Broxton too cold to play

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit Drury

  20. Zeus says:
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    I think you confused Indonesia with Singapore re gum ban.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same diff says ignorant American

  21. Slimcompoop says:
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    I could get the sell angle on Duffy if you’re talking about IP and that he’s only reached 180 in the past, but I disagree that his ‘velocity is down’ is an indicator of things to come. Everyone’s is! Duff-man is posting a 1.32ERA and 1.02WHIP over 27 innings on a crappy Royals team. He may not be striking out guys at a clip that people drafted him for, but he’s an ace. I think you’re reaching with your “sell” advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess we’ll see

      • VegasJSS says:
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        @Grey: That was a nice response to someone who clearly hasn’t followed the “out of the hand” uptick news….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do my best with limited resources

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Yes, everone’s velocity is down! That’s why, among qualified SPs (or those on pace to be qualified TY) the average fastball velocity last year was 91.64MPH and this year it is 92.34, an increase of nearly one full percent.

      Bumgarner is “down” from 90.3 LY to 92.1 TY
      Keuchel is “down” from 88.3 LY to 89.2 TY
      Verlander: 93.7 LY; 94.5 TY
      Syndergaard: 97.9 LY; 98.6 TY
      Gausman: 94.7 LY; 95.2 TY
      Just to be clear — those guys (and many others) are actually up in velocity this year.

      Meanwhile Duffy’s velocity is down nearly two full MPH from 94.9 to 93. That’s the difference between a very good and a mediocre fastball.

      I suppose, regarding the other numbers you can say that this year’s results are only from the beginning of the season when pitchers are fresh, and the average will come down as the season progresses. Good theory, but what does that say about Duffy’s velocity already being down so much?

  22. Chris says:
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    10 team OBP 5×5

    Trade Betances for Dee Gordon?

    I have Odor at 2B, probably play Gordon at Util over Odubel or Joc (or Jose Bautista if he keeps this up)

    I have Chapman, Diaz, Giles, Herrera and Devenski so feel rich in high K/9 relievers. Innings cap league which adds to their value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  23. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Made a move for Conforto this morning, prayer octagon for a starting job?. I love the Severino hype. I watched his entire game against the White Sox (yeah, I know) but man his stuff is so legit.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Devinski. He is basically a one start dominant pitcher. He probably gets 5 or so innings a week with ace like ratios. Should I drop either Matt Bush, Brach, or Bedrosian for him?

    Thanks for the crucial write-ups!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto prayer hexagon engaged! I’d hold those closers

  24. Lary says:
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    Villar a buy low now or more of a sell low

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah buy low

  25. Q says:
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    Sell Duffy for any top 50 bat? Lower?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50-75 bat

      • B says:
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        @Grey: Ugh. I have Duffy and Hamels. Lot of questions abut Duffy for ideas, but what would you expect for Hamels at this point? Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I don’t know, maybe struggling OF?

  26. J-FOH says:
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    So you’re saying not to watch dirty grandpa?

  27. Chris says:
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    Hello Gray,

    Would you give Marte for Archer and see if the other owner bites?

    Thanks

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: keeper leagu

  28. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Buy Mitch Moreland, aww schucky-ducky! Sell Danny Duffy, aww sucky-sucky :(

  29. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    I’m digging Jett Bandy, too. Sort of want to trade Willson Contreras for either Quintana, Lackey, or Taillon. Do these three names sound like about the right range? Which of these would be the target? (I can just consult your rankings on preference of these three).

  30. BSA70 says:
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    FYI: Mitch is batting 4th tonight with Bogey down on the sawx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • pondfrogsplash says:
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        @Grey: Mitch don’t kill my vibe. Mitch don’t kill my vibe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  31. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Trea Turner has been activated from the DL and need to drop someone. My choices are:

    Jorge Polanco
    Taylor Motter

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        J-FOH,

        Should I hold Motter one more night. Turner is not in the starting lineup

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: sure. I only say motter because going forward we are speculating on the defined role where Polanco has an everyday and has been creeping up the batting order. I saw him 4th or 5th the other day

  32. Five-On-One says:
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    Nooooooo. Not Duffy. He has been my only good SP so far. What range of SP would you swap Duffy for?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Five-On-One: Don’t sell low on the Duff-man – but if you can get something of comparable value, go for it.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Mrs. Featherbottom,

        What would be an outfielder I could ask for if I wanted to trade Mike Montgomery of the Cubs?

        • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Kirk Newienhaus

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Featherbottom!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to trade a pitcher for a pitcher

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        Bumgarner just went on the DL with bruised ribs and sprained L shoulder after a dirt bike accident. What OF can I ask for that is fair trade value for Mike Montgomery?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haniger

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I own him. LOL. Need a pitcher for bum who is now on the DL? Miguel Gonzalez or Feldman? If you say yes for one of them would you drop Folty for the other one?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gonzalez

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                would you then drop folty for feldman?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    are any of these pitchers worth dropping for feldman?

                    Mike Montgomery (Just acquired Devenski in a deal for Heyward)
                    Folty
                    Senzatela

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah

  33. Ralph says:
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    Ddegrom jimmy John for Dee chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Degrom

  34. KCC26 says:
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    Ugh Bautista… drafted him sort of late in an OBP league after seeing some signs of life in meaningless WBC/spring training ABs. Thought maybe, just maybe his arrogance and pride could will him to the contract year that he got complacent about last year.

    Any way, sort of doubt the going rate would even be 50 cents on the dollar unless he pops a few. What type would you target for him right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe another struggling hitter or pitcher

  35. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Grey

    Any of these guys you would not trade Duffy for or are they all better options?

    Archer, c-mart, Hendricks, Carrasco, Thames, schwarber,

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      Nope

  36. Phishy says:
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    Trade Duffy for story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  37. Chris says:
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    I had an offer earlier this week for duffy. Straight up for Jonathan Villar.

    I passed at the time and made a separate deal of Robertson for Story.

    If I sold Duffy for Villar my Staff would be:
    Carrasco, Cole, Nola, Gausman, Severino, Velasquez and streamers (H2H daily roster moves no inning limit)

    IF staff would be: Freeman 1b, Trea Turner 2b, Frazier 3b, Story SS, Villar IF, Franco Util, Joseph, Gurriel bench bats.

    Sell or Hold on Duffy there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Villar

  38. C**nt says:
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    Owings or Frazier? Both multi positional too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier?

      • C**nt says:
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        @Grey: Adam Frazier the Pirate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Owings

  39. Red says:
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    Drop Grichuk for Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  40. Joel says:
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    Duffy for Archer straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  41. tank1 says:
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    Deal either Santana or Abreu for Hanley? Looking for more production at 1B (this league counts OPS as 6th category). Could also just pick-up Moreland off waivers. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana?

  42. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like ROS for a 4th OF/UTIL, Souza or Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  43. Samson says:
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    Grey- good stuff as always.

    12 team league (OBP and QS instead of AVG/W). I have Duffy for $7 this year (keeper +$5 per year).
    Would you trade Duffy for Eric Thames ($11 this year). I’m pretty stacked at SP (Thor, Cueto, Carrasco, Salazar, Duffy)- and my OF is (Bryce, CarGomez, Fowler, Rajai, Kepler)- I have Moreland in my Util.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  44. John Lettiere says:
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    Duffy for Khris Davis is fine im assuming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  45. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Would you trade Duffy for Severino straight up? Im sure I could ask for more but in this particular league trades are scarce.

    I’m debating offering Danny Duffy and Xander Boegarts for Springer/Severino in another league. Good idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Springer there

  46. Orphan Black says:
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    Kepler or Renfroe now and ROS?
    5×5 10team roto

    OF is currently:
    Blackmon
    Benintendi
    Haniger
    DL Just Dong

    Thanks and good Shabbos!

    • Orphan Black says:
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      @Orphan Black: / safe to drop either one? Also worth holding onto Carter Capps?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Capps doesn’t excite this year at this point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, you too!

  47. Ryan Vincent says:
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    9 team league but there’s still a fierce battle for closer scraps.

    Gotta drop one: Benoit, Jeffress, Feliz, Rosenthal

    Thanks in advance.

  48. Reece King says:
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    Souza or Hamilton in a Points Keeper League?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  49. vindicator says:
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    Should I drop J lamb for travis shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  50. jon says:
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    Madbum just killed my team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His dirt bike

  51. SallyCips says:
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    I just traded VMart for Paxton, so I can probably move Hamels for a better bat than I lost. Hmmm, any ideas on the type of player Hamels could fetch? Any position is fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • VegasJSS says:
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      @SallyCips: Cargo owner might bite…

  52. Q says:
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    Duffy for Trumbo?

    For Thames? Which to try first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  53. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Give Duffy get DJL or Ozuna both work for you?

    MADBUM edition – give Duffy get Madbum (in 6-8 weeks)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t mess with an injured SP

      Ozuna works for me

  54. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you trade Donaldson for Story?

    • Reece King says:
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      @Sad Keanu:

      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that is a RAD movie

  55. Reece King says:
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    Grey – Can we get you up to Seattle this year for a Mariners game and to rub the 0% ownership of Haniger in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to, love that city

  56. jimmy jon james says:
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    Who’s your injury fill-in for Xander: Cozart, Arcia, Gyorko, Dansby, Saladino, Andrelton, Espinosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  57. William Hung says:
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    This article just demoralized me severely – My top 3 pitchers this year are Maeda, Quintana and Hamels… all 3 are not looking good at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can find guys on waivers I’m sure

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I offered up Hamels for McCullers in one deal and another for James Paxton… I think both those guys are gonna be solid.

        Yeah, waivers won’t be a problem – it just sucks I whiffed on my first 3 pitchers this year (so far)

        • William Hung says:
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          Forgot to clarify that both deals are awaiting responses – hoping the name value of Hamels will push one of them through…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like those trades!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: As a follow up – would you accept Severino for Hamels?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you can do better but I like severino better than Cole

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: How about Cole for Matt Harvey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, push

  58. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey!,

    Please assist for ROS:

    1. Best 2 out of: Headley, Rendon, T Frazier, J Bradley Jr

    2. Schoop, S Castro, or C Hernandez

    Thanks,

    Jedi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. J Bradley Jr, Rendon 2. Schoop, Castro (tho Cesar is different but equal)

  59. Nightpandas says:
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    Marte Chapman too much to give up for Dahl Franco Familia in a dynasty ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  60. dicky says:
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    can you rank manaea, shoemaker and ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Manaea

  61. Telemachus says:
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    Trey Mancini a buy? Need BA and R in deepish 14 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Zeus says:
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      @Telemachus: Odysseus’s son is aok in my book.

  62. Jr says:
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    Would you trade duffy for bungarner with him out 6-8 weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d have to have an account to see

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: From the blurb:
        “Baseball Analyst at RotoExperts”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That answers everything, doesn’t it?

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Its like entering a lamer version of the upside down

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! You’re the best, Featherbottom

  63. Cohen says:
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    Hedges, Martin or Bandy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Los locos says:
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    Grey, hitter tron likes Matt Holliday next week. Drop someone for him… 10 team keeper 5×5 Obp

    My bench is
    Suarez
    Pederson
    Mancini
    Margot
    Polanco
    Pence
    Moncada.. 10 team keeper not dropping him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  65. Jr says:
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    Duffy/nova/jones for Blackmon/bumgarner?

  66. playadlc says:
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    Starting Sabathia today @Pitt? SON doesn’t like his start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  67. Cohen says:
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    Grey, drop any of these pitchers for Nola or hold?

    Pineda
    Nova
    Serervino
    Maeda
    Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. macio says:
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    Miley, Bauer, Snell, J. Garcia, Gsellman.
    14-team league. Please pick one. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman

  69. Alex says:
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    Bandy or Wieters? Wieters is just so yawnstipating…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Alex says:
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        Bandy or Wieters? Wieters is just so yawnstipating…@Grey: Thank you kindly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Dubjay says:
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    Hey grey,
    Who do you like better for tonight’s slate?
    K.BROXTON vs Wainright
    T.FRAZIER can Kluber
    Hittertron hates both of them FYI
    Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  71. Rob C says:
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    Hey Grey having a good week I’m not team is shitting the pan for my second straight week lol no it’s early was offered Edwin encarnacion for Danny Duffy your thoughts on this one would be greatly apprecaiated!!!!

    • Rob C says:
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      @Rob C:

      My other pitchers are
      Paxton
      Lester
      Amir Garrett
      Bundy
      Triggs
      Vargas
      Moore
      Happ on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin

      • Rob C says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for the advise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. hondo says:
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    If Motter gets regular AB’s,do you like him over Cozart?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @hondo:

      How would he get regular ABs? Have you heard something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  73. Harry says:
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    Mazara vs kennedy
    Haniger vs Manaea
    Cutch vs CC
    Sit 1 (hitter tron says Haniger) thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry I was saying play Mazara… sit Haniger

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey: Aporeciate it Grey I have Odor they have to break out of this little slump here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so!

  74. Primetime says:
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    Grey

    Dozier for adam jones? 5×5 Obp 10 team keeper league.

    My team
    Castillo
    Rizzo
    Odor
    Lamb
    Lindor
    Thames
    Bradley
    Mazara
    U – story

    Bench
    C Hernandez
    Dozier
    Rendon
    Marte
    Upton
    Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side

      • Primetime says:
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        @Grey: what about offering dozier for JD MART

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Dozier

  75. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Dentist drills one yesterday, gets another shot to fill in today. Could times on base, swipe a bag or two, make a play…could be the start of something. Encouraging that he’ll get a chance to face a right hander.

    I watched that Duffy start yesterday. He did look a little meh. Did think he commanded the breaking ball pretty well but the fastball lacked any late life. When Ks go down AND BBs go up, that’s never a good thing and so often a sore arm.

    Check out Cashner’s scatter chart from that same game yesterday. He only missed once above the zone. He had a ton of downward plane on the two seamer. Uncomfortable. If he’d had an umpire with a slightly lower zone he would have been even tougher. Look at all the pitches just at the bottom of the zone or below called balls. His secondary stuff is not all that good. The slider doesn’t do a whole lot. He won’t miss bats. He looked pretty Bartoloish in the reliance on the two seam but he was humping it up there 94-95.

    Speaking of Bartolo, heard that the longest AB in MLB was against him. Rickey Gutierrez worked 20 pitches. Ended with a K. Bartolo-ana is endlessly amusing.

    https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/gamefeed?game_pk=490330&type=home_pitchers&chart_view=pitch&chart_type=sbp&inning=&count=&batter_hand=&pitcher_hand=&filter=

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that breakdown, agreed… you know why Delino should be called The Dentist? Because owning him is like pulling teeth… so painful… Rickey Gutierrez is a terrific name from the past… I was thinking about Dayan Viciedo yesterday… Sigh…

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hey other Steve. Hope you’re doing well.

  76. Oppo Taco says:
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    Greinke or Severino ROS? I just lost Bumgarner in our keeper league. I hate Greinke but the price might not be all that high. I want to treat Severino as a top 25 arm. Any thoughts? The Waiver Wire is a ghost town. I might be able to flip Buxton for one of those pitchers. Thanks

    . 12 team 5×5 league
    SP – Bumgarner, Quintana, Cole, McCullers, Walker, Gsellman, Devinski
    RP – Kenley, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  77. Scott says:
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    I own 4 closers (can play 4 max). Would you move watson if you had capps stashed on your dl? Do you think capps closes soon after being activated, whenever that is, end of april? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Capps

  78. Robert McGarrah says:
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    I was offered Maikel Franco for Jose Bautista. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • VegasJSS says:
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        @Grey: And 3 minutes later you say Bautista for Bumbgrunter is a decent deal? Drinking the good stuff tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would take Bumgarner, whether the other person would do the deal is up to them

  79. Cheavy Jones says:
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    Sell the guy who’s opened the season with 4 straight quality starts and didn’t cost that much? No thanks.

  80. demribbies says:
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    pls pick 2:
    JoRamirez @CHW Quintana
    Rendon @NYM Harvey
    Ozuna @SD Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Rendon

  81. Chris says:
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    Jose Bautista for Mad Bum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • VegasJSS says:
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        @Grey: Who would make that deal?? Bautista is working on his second bad season in a row…you’d have to give up a McCullers or Pineda type to make that deal close to reasonable.

  82. Los Putos says:
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    Conforto goes yard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto!

  83. Los Putos says:
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    Anyone have any info on Dahl? Anyone in the room when they checked out his side today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not yet

  84. Charlie says:
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    Grey

    My relievers are Neftali Feliz,

  85. Charlie says:
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    Grey

    My relievers are Neftali Feliz, Shawn Kelley and Jim Johnson. Drop any for Trevor Rosenthal?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start or Sit Quintana vs Cleveland tonight? He’s looked bad and a lot of right handers in that lineup, leaning sit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  87. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    Yo Grey, dumb question but we are buying the hell out of T Story from sour owners, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Robert Itzkowitz says:
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        @Grey: Not even sure why I asked, but thanks for the affirmation. Thanks and have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  88. ElBoss says:
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    You jumping in on Jacob Barnes? Or does Feliz hold his position? Raul Mondesi is a punk bitch, sorry I stuck up for him. Have you seen those preseason numbers though!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Feliz seems fine

  89. Steven Tyler says:
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    Which SP for ros?

    Walker or Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  90. FrankGrimes says:
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    Sadly the stolen base is a lost art.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mentioned you in the comments this morning.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Uh oh!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No uh-oh, you gave me guidance that I’m passing along

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha.
        It’s more special when it’s unexpected!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You lead the way, I follow, Grimey!

  91. herschel says:
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    @Grey: SON seems to love Ryu next week (25.5 – @sf, vs phi). are you in agreement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him until we see a good start from him

  92. Pat says:
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    Ian Desmond for Duffy. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, fair

  93. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Castellanos or Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  94. ThE sHiT says:
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    Buy low window on Story might have just closed…

    • William Hung says:
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      @ThE sHiT: I regret drafting Story cause I def could’ve bought low from another owner in my league. I am by far the most patient one there… everyone has a low tolerance for slumps/injuries. Last year I picked up Charlie Blackmon when he was on the DL and dropped, and this year it’s JBJ (so far)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so for his owners

  95. Philly Phan says:
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    O wise 1 what are your thoughts on Altherr, he’s off to a good start. Rosterable in a 12 t h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit shallow for Altherr, he’s platooning for the most part and not that great

  96. ZZZZ says:
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    Would you drop hosmer for:

    Shaw
    Pillar
    Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  97. VanburenOG says:
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    Just got an offer of Bautista for Maeda. Should I pull the trigger?

    • VanburenOG says:
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      @VanburenOG: to edit and clarify: My Bautista for their Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a shot

  98. The tone ranger says:
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    Hey grey,
    Conforto, peralta, Gomez. Is that how you’d rank them going forward?
    Also does Phelps/ will Phelps have any value this year or is that a lost cause

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, Conforto… Tho if Conforto gets the starting job, he’s first… Phelps? Meh, I wouldn’t wait around

  99. Fleeced says:
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    Tommy Joseph or Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto if playing

  100. KillerB says:
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    @grey – which 3 do you like out of the following for this year and in dynasty:

    Margot
    Keon Broxton
    Austin Meadows
    Conforto

    Also – when do you expect Meadows to come up?

    Also – would you drop Fowler and hold all 4 of those guys instead?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot, Conforto, Broxton — Maybe June/July — No

  101. jal179 says:
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    JBats owner and am looking to upgrade at SP. 12 teamer H2h redraft 7×6 Ws +QS.

    Jbats for Sanchez, Fulmer or Quintana. Fair SP tier to be targeting? Opposing owner looking for some power.

    Thoughts?

    • KillerB says:
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      @jal179: Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Quintana

  102. Johnc says:
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    Hamels: It is early, you will find your stride!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last night makes it easier to sell, not harder

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice! You are right of course. And if he got shelled, you were right too. I like it. Reminds me of a Steely Dan album. Love your writing! Pujols for Bregman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Pujols, but pretty even

  103. Wilson says:
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    I dropped Marte and need a OF now.
    I picked A. Frazier but not sure how much he can do.

    I’d like to trade Adam Frazier and Margot for Dickerson. Thoughts appreciated.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: I’d keep Margot there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Margot

  104. Mike in Busan says:
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    In a H2H format with 2SP 2RP and 2P, who would you roll with next week?
    SP options are: Yu, JV, Severino, Wacha, Liriano (the last three all with 2 starts)
    RP options: Kenley, Casilla, Brach, Britton, Glover

    My adversary has only two RP options (Raisel and Ramos), but he’s got Kershaw (with 2), Teheran, (2), Tanaka, Piñata, Muslim Mrs. Garret.

    I’m leaning JV, You, Kenley, Casilla, Luis, Wacha [at least until I know about Britton’s arm, weekly lineup thing]

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Oh, and it’s 5×5 scoring, shoulda mentioned.
      Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups

  105. TTRA1N says:
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    Dude in my league said he’d give me Kris Bryant for Benintendi/Springer or Benintendi /Thor. Should I do either? League below.
    10TM Keep 5 forever Roto 6×6 QS/OPS League Underline for current keepers.
    C Grandal
    1B Myers
    2B Schoop
    3B Sano
    SS Vilar
    CI Bregman
    MI Baez
    4OF Harper, Springer, Polanco, Puig
    2UTiL Conforto/Benintendi BN Realmuto,Buxton
    DL Soler/Rodon NA Torres
    SP Thor, McCuller, Manaea, Bundy, J.Ross, Severino, Glasnow 
    RP Neris, Holland, Brach, Rosenthal, Feliz

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TTRA1N: Beni and Thor but you’ll need to get another starter from someone after moving Thor..Your pitching will be real shaky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side — send Thor

  106. Fausto

    Fausto says:
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    I realize he’s platooney with the Federalist but im digging Almora Jr. The question is do i like him 12 team deep bn bat ? or merely 18 team timeshare with conforto?

    • Fausto

      Fausto says:
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      @Fausto: 1 for the road besides trying to sell high on J. Vargas(my leaguemates are too smart for that) what SP/RP return should i be looking at for Villar?
      Donkeycorn @ Closer?
      Kluber?
      Carrasco?
      Mccullers?
      or shoot for the moon?(I realize Villar is a low sell now but league knows his value).
      thanks and sending Conforto-able vibes.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Vargas for Villar? Sure

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Fausto: Depends how the other owner views him right now but to me if you’re selling him for a pitcher it has to be an ace, otherwise you’re better off keeping him. Long Story short, Kluber on that list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him in a 15-teamer, he’s on waivers in a 12-teamer

  107. Stumanji says:
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    Duffy sell got me scurred, G! Which side do you like in these offers, 10tm h2h keeper:
    Duffy $16 for Moncada $11 (No N/A slot so Moncada has to sit in an active bench spot until his call-up).
    Duffy $16 and JBJ $18 for Blackmon $42

    Only keeper value that would really matter would be Moncada’s if he breaks out.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stumanji: I like Duffy side in both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  108. H says:
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    Oh and Watson were panic dropped, would you rather have either over Giles, Robertson, Osuna, or Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  109. Joe says:
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    hey grey 12 team dynasty league x7 i was offered my addison russell for his tea turner. Don’t know if i should lose the arm and pull the trigger strictly on value. Cant Brussel be just as elite as turner tho? thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Not sure what arm you’re talking about but take Trea and run

      • JOe says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: whoops lol russel and Carlos mRtinez! ***

        • Joe says:
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          @JOe: i was also offered bird swanson and Polanco for my russel and mitch haniger. so do I take either of these deals or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose the arm? I’d take Turner

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: I forgot to say it was carlos Martinez so it would be my russle c mart for his turner. or I can trade my Russell haniger for his Polanco bird and swanson. which trade if either do you like more. 12 team dynasty 7×7 thank you

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Joe: Turner

  110. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My Bird for his Bautista? 12 team OBP.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: I’d keep Bird, hes much better than hes been so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bird

  111. Mike in Busan says:
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    So is Showalter gonna wait until weekly lineups lock to talk about the results of Britton’s MRI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  112. Tank1 says:
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    Which side do you prefer Votto/C-Mart or Abreu/Duffy/Melancon? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  113. Mike in Busan says:
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    Also, who would you start next week: Joc, son of Peder or Corey, son of Dicker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are the matchups

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Woulda been useful, yeah. It’s a weekly league, and it appears that Joc has 5 righties and 2 lefties, in SF and home vs Philly best starter he’s facing is likely Cueto; Corey has 4 and 2 in Baltimore and Toronto, no really tough pitchers.
        Rays are starting to let Corey bat leadoff a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer Corey

  114. Oppo Taco says:
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    would you trade DJL for Verlander? I lost MadBum so now I’m scrambling. Cesar Hernandez would be my fill in at 2B

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey SaturGrey!

    Currently relying on average killers Broxton, Domingo, and Rajai for SB due to injuries in a 5-OF 12 team weekly league.

    I was offered his Ellsbury + K-Rod or Feliz for my Cam B (my other closers are Familia and Bush…and honestly i like rolling with 2 users most weeks of my SPs have good matchups). What do you think?

    I know we hate old guys but he’s already at 6 SB and the yanks as a team are now getting the green light. AVerage will come down of course but seems sneaklily valuable

  116. David says:
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    Which side in a dynasty league, Paxson/Yelich or Duffy/Benintendi?

    Also, Bundy/Desmond or Duffy/K.Davis

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @David: 1. Paxton side….2. Duffy side for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton — Duffy

  117. The Biz says:
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    12 team mixed 5×5, SP’s are:

    Hendricks
    Duffy
    Keuchel
    Shoemaker
    Cotton
    Manaea
    Lynn

    I have impatient owners on my league and snagged Manaea, now someone dropped Teheran after his bad start. I plan on dropping some FAAB to keep picking up trade pieces. With the obvious answer of trade whoever nets the best return, are there any other obvious targets besides the Madbum owner or whoever owns Story/Villar? Or should getting Hendricks off my team be the bigger priority?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get Hendricks and Duffy off your team as I’ve said in the past two posts

  118. Brendan says:
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    Zimmerman or Moreland?
    KIermaier or Margot?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland…Kiermaier

  119. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    What’s your take on Todd Frazier? Good buy low or not worth it? Could maybe swap Vince Velazquez for him.

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brett: I’d take Frazier for Velazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take him

  120. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Shawn Kelley or Jim Johnson for Feliz?

    loved the write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  121. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Good Morning Boo…MUAH!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You!

  122. Packers says:
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    Good Morning to all. 12 team roto Dynasty trade. 2 players at each position.
    1. Schoop or Bregman.
    2. Schoop and Gausman or Bregman and Velasquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman…2. Same

  123. ryanoger says:
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    Should I give up my 4th waiver for Luis? Guys make some stupid drops in my league so it’s a nice boost.

  124. William Hung says:
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    If Maeda bombs again today (doesn’t get out of the 4th inning or showing decreased velo), is it time to just drop him or hang on a bit longer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench him

    • hondo says:
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      @William Hung: You asked so I didn’t have to.Gracias.

  125. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Currently have Koda Glover and Benoit as two of my RP’s. Best available right now are S. Casilla, Doolittle and Rosenthal. Should I switch any of them up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla over Glover for saves

  126. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop?

    Tomas, Maeda, Nelson, Gsellman, Taijuan Walker

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jon: I would say Gsellmen or Nelson right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  127. M says:
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    Does anyone know when the Super Two cutoff is this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask Ralph

  128. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Woke up this morning to what I think are two pretty darling trades…how’d I do?

    1. I get Desmond ($16 keeper), Team A gets Duffy ($19).

    2. I get Blackmon ($23 keeper), Ellsbury ($0), K-Rod, and Benoit … I give Polanco ($29) Familia and Cam B.

    In a few weeks, these trades will turn my original meh OF of Polanco, Souza, Broxton, Domingo, Rajai (JD and Dahl on DL) to:

    Blackmon, JD, Desmond, Dahl, and whatever hot hand of the trio of Rajai/Souza/Brox. Pretty ecstatic about this!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trades!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks!! My team is now the Rockies basically – Story BLackmon Dahl Desmond (and tapia in reserve). Pretty excited to see how it turns out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  129. Scooterboy says:
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    Really could use a win today in my H2H league. All these guys are available in my league. Thinking of streaming for one of them. Who would you choose? Thanks !!!!

    James Tallon vs Yankees
    Gio Gonzalez vs Mets
    Robbie Ray vs Dodgers
    Matt Moore vs Rockies
    Jerad Eickhoff vs Braves
    Jharel Cotton vs Mariners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At home or away matters… Maybe Gio

  130. Clive says:
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    Thanks, Grey!

    Would you trade Duffy for Urias in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  131. Scooterboy says:
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    Grey, would you drop Tomas for any of these? Which would you prefer? Thanks!!!!

    Brantley, Ellsbury, Souza Jr., Kiermaier, Dickerson, Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  132. playadlc says:
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    Anyone starting Maeda today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @playadlc:
      I am. But I’m a degernate gambler!

  133. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am thinking about dumping Travis d’Arnaud. These are my options:

    Jett Bandy
    Robinson Chirinos

    Would dyou drop d’Aranud for either one?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Scott Kimmel:
      Did you read article?
      Bandy was the first one!

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        sorry Frank I scrolled straight to the question.

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @FrankGrimes: He doesn’t read any of the articles

        • The Harrow says:
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          @nick the smooth dick: i’m sure you all saw the joke in the article about him, it’s an inside joke and could be used every damn day and it’d still be inside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bandy

  134. FrankGrimes says:
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    Drop one!
    Glover Nate Jones or Brach?

    Also Who you prefer
    Odubel or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones… odubel

  135. hondo says:
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    I was able to resist the call of Conforto due to the closest thing I had to a drop being cold ass Kendrys.It’s too late now,but if playing time was assured,would you have made the switch or meh?
    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  136. ryanoger says:
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    Should I give up my 4th waiver for Luis? Guys make some stupid drops in my league so it’s a nice boost.

  137. ryanoger says:
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    Lose R Martin for Bandy or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  138. 740 says:
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    Grey wats good

    h2h cats

    trade Duffy for Villar?

    peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar side

  139. db says:
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    Grey my team needs a spark and some better starting pitching he offered me pujols for my melancon or tomas for melancon

    9×9 cats
    my team
    C cervelli
    1b goldy
    2b odor
    3b rendon
    ss marwin
    if hanley
    of springer, mazara, inciarte, turbo
    util carlos santana, moreland
    bench rajai dl segura

    Lackey, gsellman, pineda, walker, folty, corbin, mcullers,
    Jansen, melancon, bush, benoit, betances, giles
    dl jon gray

    His hitters suck but pitching he has
    sale, arrieta, Leake, darvish, duffy, strasburg, kershaw, nola, familia, allen, robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols, you should do better tho

  140. Dirty d says:
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    Trade Duffy for Severino? Or look for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More

  141. JOSH says:
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    Broxton or Rajai?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  142. ThE sHiT says:
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    Bryant/Duffy too much for Trouty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit much

  143. Funscombe says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for the write up!!

    I am looking for a spot starter for Sunday. Behind by just a tiny bit in my head to head pitching stats and need a bump.

    Available in my league:

    Hahn, Shelby Miller?

    I will probably be dropping for Senzatela or Anderson, whichever does worse today…do you have a preference for either of those two?

    THEN, after Sunday I will probably drop Miller or Hahn to pick up Miley as I have a good feeling about his start. Yey or Nay?

    Finally, with Bradley Jr. coming off the DL I find my outfield flooding:

    Kemp
    Bradley Jr.
    Benintendi
    Margot
    Kepler

    Drop Margot or Kepler?

    Thanks so much! Enjoy your weekend :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

  144. Funscombe says:
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    I like Conforto, too. He’s available in my league. If I drop one of Kepler or Margot to bring Bradley off the DL, is it worth dropping the other one for Conforto?

    I’m a Mets fan so this is probably just wishful thinking ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, drop Margot

  145. Funscombe says:
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    Drop Kintzler for Shawn Kelley?

    Better strikeouts and probably more save opportunities on Kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  146. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Second homer in two days for Heyward – any chance he’s starting to figure whizz out? Guy is just sitting on the wire in my 14-team OBP H2H league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or whizz… I’d grab him

  147. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Shizz. Figure SHIZZ out!

  148. Nightmare! says:
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    Happy Saturday Greylord.
    10 team H2H

    My current outfield + Utility consists of:
    Polanco, Adam jones, Moreland, Jackie Bradley, and Haniger

    On waivers we have:
    Souza, Hamilton,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton over Haniger

  149. Nightmare! says:
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    Happy Saturday Greylord.
    10 team H2H

    My current outfield + Utility consists of:
    Polanco, Adam jones, Moreland, Jackie Bradley, and Haniger

    On waivers we have:
    Souza, billy Hamilton, judge, Dickerson, margot

    Recommend I drop one for a waiver guy?

  150. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    10 team OPS + holds
    Grey will you please look at this team and tell me if there was anything you would do to improve it

    c wellington
    1b goldy
    2b odor
    SS correa
    MI andrus
    CI santana
    3b Franco
    of Stanton
    of Jbj
    of Bruce
    of Duvall
    U polanco
    b moreland
    b Castellanos
    ir Dahl
    SP
    Arrieta, Duffy, Maeda, Pineda, Severino
    rp
    Neris, Melancon, Ramos, Maurer
    britton DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell Arrieta, Duffy and Maeda and upgrade your SP and MI

      • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey:
        Schoop over andrus?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  151. ThE sHiT says:
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    Polanco enough for Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just, normal, everyday Americans, we are. *quietly* Do you think we’re gonna have to do that again?

  152. Tony says:
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    A scalper has engaged me upon losing Marte- Ymoney standard 12

    I have no chance with sbs, no impactful speed on wire, and i hate punting

    He offered Tre for my Pax and Nerris ….. am a huge fan of Nerris

    Thin staff strong pen- Pax Lackey Urias Pom … Briton Melancon Allen Miller Nerris Knebel … ahead on inns and great current ratios due to some kind streams but theres a ton of ocean to cross still obv

    My thoughts… Sit tight maybe deal a closer for Hams in a month or so….. I like Tre, love that offence but hed have to play at 100% optimal for this to work imo, Pax/Neerris 200+ more inns probably holds more weight….. Damn you Marte

    Thoughts appreciated

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony: Roto as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trea

  153. The JoGarza says:
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    12-tm OBP/QS H2H

    Chris Davis and CMart for Miggy and McCullers?

    Who wins here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        THanks!

        If the CMart and Davis side get Bird added to it, would it still be the same response?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Miggy doesn’t sound out long

  154. Fungazi says:
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    This Bird clown is beyond frustrating. Bird or Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  155. William Hung says:
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    Looks like K-Rod is going to be that guy who will be giving up runs but won’t get supplanted until he actually starts blowing games. So far this year, he’s only had 1 or 2 appearances where he hasn’t given up a run.

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @William Hung:

      Ah, the ol’ Rodney strategy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Addison Reed enjoys that strategy as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  156. William Hung says:
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    whelp – the injuries are starting to hit me… first Cespedes and now Springer just pulled up lame on a grounder to 1st base. Looks like a left hamstring issue… hopefully it’s nothing serious. Prayer circle needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh I hope it’s not serious

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: On the flip side, Ces should be back either tomorrow or Monday – but I’m staring at rolling a lineup that is minus 3 players plus whoever else gets rested on Sunday afternoon. The Fantasy Gods are throwing me the injury gauntlet early.

        I am 1/2 praying Maeda sucks tonight so I can drop him for Souza Jr. as a replacement for Springer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Maeda is done. WW fodder.

  157. kevin b says:
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    Love the write up, as usual!!!

    Drop Mcann for Bandy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks I’d hold

  158. Stephen Lyon says:
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    SON loves it some Jesse Chavez v TOR tomorrow. What do we humans think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked it but didn’t he pitch yesterday? Don’t love that

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: mlb.com still has him as the probable, have to keep tabs on it through the day(in my time zone!) I guess.

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: Oh, looks like he might get pushed back to Monday…

  159. Wilson says:
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    Which pitcher do you think Severino will look like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: This is the least assuring comparison known to man!

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Who could be his ceiling?

  160. kevin b says:
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    puig or Paxton?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  161. Dommattingly says:
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    Brad Miller or Joey Gallo?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  162. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto, these are my starters, im thinkin too many. Do u like them? Should i drop one or more and who?
    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Lackey
    Nova
    Pineda
    Serevino
    Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks about right on ranking, Maeda first man gone

  163. Cohen says:
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    By the way Maeda gave up 3 in the first, luckily on bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think he’s injured

  164. Cohen says:
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    Grey Cam on dl, whos next in line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one? Prolly Blake Parker

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  165. Long Bawls says:
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    I drafted Hill, Bedrosian, Miggie, Trea and Gray under the assumption that the individual mandate would be repealed and players would have to gut out injuries or be sold to a reopened domestic glue factory. No good! Thanks, Obama!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one else you can blame there except O

  166. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    The Mets are fucking killing me bro…way too early to panic because the pitching has been really good overall but just frustrating to watch right now

    • William Hung says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yeah for sure… hope we can salvage the game tomorrow

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @William Hung: Yeah didn’t help losing Cespedes either

        • William Hung says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Really praying Ces is back next week and it doesn’t linger – Mets are the worst team in all sports at treating injuries

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They need a bat so bad

  167. Killerb says:
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    @grey – Matt Moore is giving me diarrhea. Hold or swap him out for one of the following (and which)?

    Joe Ross
    Ian Kennedy
    Shelby miller
    Jesse Hahn
    CHad Kuhl
    Chase Anderson
    Jason Vargas

    Please and thanks.

    • Killerb says:
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      @grey – also, pedroia kinda killing me too. Drop him for schoop or wait because it’ll be nice to own the Boston lead off hitter once things hit their flow?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like Schoop more than him

    • Killerb says:
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      @Killerb: +Lance Lynn to the list of options…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  168. Dancin Homer says:
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    I know how much you like catcher questions, but since you listed Bandy in the “Buy”…figured i’d ask.

    Would you drop Vogt for Bandy?

    Cheers & thanks

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Dancin Homer: yes, we’ve all been dropping vogt for bandy or one of that group (pina/hedges/d’arnaud). there is a big negative to only owning ONE of bandy/pina, they are playing half the time each lately. if possible i’m owning both in some leagues with deep enough BN spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  169. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    what’s the order for saves now, gotta be this right:
    parker/glover/doolittle/rosie/n.jones

    oh hit a near kimbrel last night (1 allowed single), meaning this was his first good inning all year.
    i have one more move left on the week and own doolittle/rosie/kimbrel/familia for 4 spots.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: update on stone buddha, looked good again, stuff moving around, weak contact except one lineout to center. looked comfortable again as well, something he hadn’t done ALL YEAR till yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right

  170. Tank1 says:
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    In keeper league worth using #1 waiver claim on Marte who was just waived? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  171. Steve says:
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    Would you trade Meadows for Buxton, H2H keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  172. Blaster says:
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    Drop Benoit for Blake Parker to do a little vulturing?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Blaster:
      Do it! Sagnof them bitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  173. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Bedrosian to the DL. Sad emoji.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: method of getting your avatar name not be the same as your log in name, just log out before commenting.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Stephen Lyon:
      Springer sadder emoticon!

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @FrankGrimes: yep, that one is really gonna f me up in a dynasty where i already have to wait on yahoo to allow marte party to be NA’d.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  174. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Tied in saves and just lost Bedrosian… Drop him for who?

    Brach, Reed, Neris, Madson, Ottavino, Benoit, Doolittle

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh also my current other RPs are just Johnson and Betances … so should I replace them with anyone else?

      • ebudz says:
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        @ebudz: And also Rosenthal is available too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: OKay thanks Grey! ended up adding Brach last night before
        I knew your answer in order to have someone eligible to play today in place of cam but just want to confirm that you’d prefer Neris over Rosenthal too? not sure if you saw my follow up comments that’s all! and going forward are any of those available RPs worth dropping Jim Johnson for?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Jim, Neris over Rosenthal

  175. Arie Gold says:
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    Would u trade gio gonazalez for rendon or tomas? If so, which one? Or ho hold onto gio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Rendon

  176. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop Maeda for any of these or hold
    Hellickson
    Gio Gonzalez
    Amir Garrett
    Wade Miley
    Wacha
    chase anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  177. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    wow, yahoo actually kept to their own “eligibility rules” on treat urner, now a SS after only 5 starts there this year.

  178. Swfcdan says:
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    1) J Gray or Gselleman in a keeper?

    2)J Turner, T Bauer FOR T Shaw, J Nelson in a dynasty. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray — Turner

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Cool beans. If it’s Gio instead of Nelson in the 2nd trade, doesn’t change anything still Turner side right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right

  179. Wilson says:
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    Will you start Triggs (vs Sea) today?
    He has been preforming good this season but I am not sure if I should trust him or not.
    Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  180. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    I have a safe lead in W’s, QS’s, and K’s but leading in ERA and WHIP 3.65 – 5.83 and 1.17 – 1.54 respectively. So with my opponent only starting Fulmer @MIN (2.3) today, should I start any of the following or sit them all?

    Lackey @CIN (12.3)
    Nova vs. NYY (7.2)
    Gausman vs. TB (3.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit them all

  181. MikeZ says:
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    My pitching is a mess in my roto 12 team mixed 5×5 with no bench and weekly lineups. I only have one closer (Giles) and managed to pick up Brach and Neris this week. But I have to drop one pitcher: should I drop Brach, Neris or 2 start Gsellman? (Other option would be Gio or 2 start Velasquez). I’m leaning toward Gsellman or Brach, I’m short on wins as of right now, but I worry about saves later on…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman

  182. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    20 team h2h redraft with hits, BB’s, total bases, slugging, OPS added. i have
    C castro (at least he plays nearly every day, there were better options i could’ve grabbed, but they don’t play as much)
    1B freeman
    2B jose ram
    SS villar
    3B franco
    OF (3) morales (burned a #1 waiver on him over choo)/kepler/stanton
    util (1) to-jo
    BN grossman
    DL siemien
    added gross…. man when semien went down. him or panik?

  183. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    12 team dynasty with room for 5 RP (unless i were to play church roof at SP, which i’m not doing, this is a QS league and i like having as many SP as possible). holds as well as saves here
    now that bush is closer i have too many closers, not enough holds
    f-rod/osuna/n.jones/bush/iglesias
    drop f-rod for which of these: doolittle/knebel/hudson/gregerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel

  184. Johnc says:
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    Ten hitting cats in 12 team H2H league. My OF blows. Drury, Heyward, Peralta on the wire.
    I have Renfroe, Granderson and Melky all being awful. Who stays if any , who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, Peralta — over Granderson and Melky

  185. Johnc says:
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    Lamb for Ozuna fair? I need an OF, he needs a CI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. William Hung says:
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    Need a bench bat for today with Springer and Ces out – gonna drop dead weight Maeda for Souza Jr., Margot, or Inciarte – which player am I picking up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  187. primetime says:
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    was offered boagarts for posey in 10 team keeper OBP. Take it and run correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  188. prestige says:
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    15 team league weekly lineups (roto)

    Would you pick up Miley for his 2 starts this week; home vs Rays and @ Yankees

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  189. Jeff says:
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    Would you buy low on starling marte and trade tony Watson for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Because of having to give up the bench spot half the year? Or don’t think Marte is the same player?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wasting a spot for 80 games isn’t worth it

  190. prestige says:
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    Holding on to Maeda in 15 team leagues and benching until turns it around? Or drop worthy?

    Same question with Snell.

    Not much on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly hold but I don’t know your waivers

  191. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Verlander or Degrom Ros if you had to choose one

  192. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: who are you grabbing first? Norris or Parker? SAGNOF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  193. Swfcdan says:
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    In a holds and saves (seperate cats) league, who of these is the weakest? Dynasty:

    Treinen, LeClerc, Jeffress.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Oh and HAGNOF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LeClerc

  194. chris pierce says:
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    Drop Pederson for Conforto? Seem like same player both sit vs lefties. Who has more upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  195. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Folty for Lonnie chisenhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        My other choices are Chirinos, Freese, or Chisenhall. Still go with Lonnie and drop FOltynewicz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lonnie

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        or would you drop Mike Montgomery for Chisenhall?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Folty

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok done. Dropped Folty for Chisenhall and he snot in the lineup today. Just my luck. LOL

  196. nick says:
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    Drop Byron Buxton for hottest bat? 15 team league so options are Freese, Alonso, Plouffe.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe

  197. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey gray

    Looking for a fill in till Desmond or Dahl returns I LF

    Altherr
    A Frazier
    Grichuk
    Gardner
    Toles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  198. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Would you be looking to buy Tanaka or sell him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on price, I see no problems with him

  199. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Franco
    Britton
    Maeda

    Vs
    Verlander
    Tanaka
    Who wins? Sorry for all the questions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  200. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 including obp, 10 team

    Do I drop anyone for Conforto?

    Sal Perez
    Goldschmidt, Aubreu, Hosmer, Belt
    Odor, Villar
    Bogaerts
    Arenado, Franco
    Trout, McCutchen, Sano, Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt unless you’re in a 4 1st basemen league

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  201. Bill says:
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    good reading Grey, thanks. Please rank; Maeda $11, T Walker $10, Glasnov $4, 5×5 keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knowing how many teams would help, but prolly Maeda, Walker

      • Bill says:
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        @Grey: ten

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I ranked them, none are keepers

          • Bill says:
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            @Grey: thanks!

  202. Wouldyourather says:
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    Side a: Lester

    Side b: Duvall and Britton

    Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester, it’s fair

  203. Bryan Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u stream Gselleman Tue vs Atl? SON likes the start

  204. Swfcdan says:
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    Fair return if to trade Mad-Bum now? DeGrom asking too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems ridiculous

  205. William Hung says:
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    Might not be much, but Sonny Gray did well in his first rehab start – with my Maeda being absolute garbage and now no longer on my team, I might jump in early on Sonny and hope he’s back to his healthy self, which has been hibernating since 2015

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: More like a salvage expedition on the titanic trying to find the diamond necklace

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: First time I can remember where I had to drop my first drafted pitcher before April ended – Quintana is about to get cut too with the way he’s been pitching. Just a disaster so far this year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  206. KillerB says:
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    @grey – reposting this since Ross is now gone.

    @grey – Matt Moore is giving me diarrhea. Hold or swap him out for one of the following (and which)?

    Lance Lynn
    Ian Kennedy
    Shelby miller
    Jesse Hahn
    CHad Kuhl
    Chase Anderson
    Jason Vargas

    Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn

  207. Cohen says:
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    Grey, any streamers u like the next day or two?

  208. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! H2H categories OBP and OPS (no avg),

    Frazier, Rendon, or wildcard (headley Shaw Gallo) at third base?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Like that COL matchup this week too

  209. Steve says:
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    Zimmermann on the wire, drop Shoemaker for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  210. nick says:
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    Who’s this Bonifacio guy the Royals are hitting 3rd today who just homered??

    Instant pickup in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The guy who is filling in for the day for Cain?

  211. John says:
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    Who are the last two arms I dump in 10 team? Cotton Shark Walker
    Add lynn or gsellman for one above?

    Drop Headley add Souza…I can slot Sano in 3b spot.

    Try to hold Marte for 76 more games, I think I can but it keeps me from adding a guy like souza instead of dropping guys. Currently I have no extra bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cotton Shark — yes drop Headley — drop Marte

      • john says:
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        @Grey: would you add lynn?

        who fave bat souza cesar

        Thanks much!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  212. Kevin b says:
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    Happy Sunday you funny sum-mum-a-bitch
    12 team 5×5 keeper league
    My pitching is killing me. Any trades you could recommend attempting? Currently 10th
    Bandy McCann (dropping one today)
    Reynolds
    Odor
    Villar
    Correa
    Of (3) Trumbo, kepler , Benintendi, ozuna, puig, margot
    Util turner hosmer
    Bench Dahl
    DeGrom, maeda, Ray, liriano (I know), senzatela, trigg, hellicson,
    Giles, A j Ramos, osuna
    Dl mchugh

    Picks can be traded as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a 12 team league, you shouldn’t own Senzatela, Triggs, Liriano or Maeda, tho since such a mess, I’d hold Maeda, but bench him…. Trade Trea Turner for Noah

      • Kevin b says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I always stay in contention thanks to your input!!

  213. john says:
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    Dang 10 team kind of a mess, so I have Marte headley and margot that from reading above are droppable and i have almost too many choices. Any must make moves. Limited transactions and I have Dahl maybe back in 2 weekish so dont need to make crazy moves. Drop any or all for?

    souza cesar kepler peralta altherr heyward, too many choices lol. Looking for power speed cobos as usual but leaning towards my strength of speed.

  214. FrankGrimes says:
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    AuShizz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  215. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well my friend. Week 3 about to end and need to evaluate my team.. I appreciate your help with the following questions:

    1) Do you like any of these batters rest of season over my current team? I prefer to have only two bench bats.. so I would have to drop a batter for one of these guys, and I wouldn’t be able to drop a pitcher unless you strongly advised to: Reynolds, Souza, Moreland, Kiermaier, Ryon Healy,
    2) Do you like any of these catchers over Weiters? Hedges, Bandy,
    3) I have Jose De Leon, do you like honeywell or rinson more than him for a prospect stash?
    4) Do you like Vargas over any of my pitchers?
    5) How do you rank the TB outfield? Kiermaier, Dickerson, Souza

    Thank you!

    My team:
    10-team, H2h Yahoo, standard 5×5 categories, redraft
    C: Weiters
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Correa
    OF: Benitendi, Polanco, Kepler
    Util: Eugenio Suarez (really hot right now.. maybe on the verge of a breakout?), Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana
    Bench: Segura (Will place him in the lineup when he’s back), Avisail Garcia (been rotating him in and out with Kepler).
    NA: Yoan Moncada
    DL: Tom Murphy

    SP: Pineda, Maeda, Kennedy, Triggs, Skaggs, T. Walker, Odorizzi, Conley, Archer, Duffy
    NA: Jose De Leon
    RP: Ramos, Kimbrel, Giles, Cam Bedrosian (DL)

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      To add to the catchers question.. chirinos and darnaud also available , thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Moreland 2. No 3. Ask Ralph; I don’t 4. Yes, Conley 5. Dickerson, Souza

  216. Fungazi says:
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    Benintendi with the Juan pierre cycle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  217. Arie Gold says:
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    Grey, would you rather Starlin castro or Rendon in a 6×6 w obp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  218. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. my high upside staff didnt pan out as i had hoped. worth cutting bait on any of gausman, madea or jon gray for any of ryu, miley, hammel or chase anderson?

    also, sorry for the c question, but drop russel martin for hedges or bandy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman for Miley… Hedges

  219. prestige says:
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    Drop Alcides for any of:

    Torreyes
    Tim Beckham
    Wong
    Mercer

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  220. Brett says:
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    Best guess who is the closer in philly?

  221. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    WHo should I starts at corner?

    Rendon who has 4 games at Coors this week

    Or

    Headley

    Thanks

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Test Kitchen: serious question, do you think he’ll actually say one of these guys? if you seriously do think this i’ll answer his answer for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  222. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) pick 2 please: Moreland, avisail, Kepler
    2) Pick 3 please: Triggs (just blew up today), Conley (hasn’t been bad), Skaggs, Vargas

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, Kepler…. Skaggs, Vargas, Conley

  223. William Hung says:
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    Zach Wheeler might not be so terrible this year after all. Has really settled in since a rough 1st inning. Those Ks to Harper and Murph in the 3rd inning were vicious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has a 6+ ERA

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Yeah… I’m trying to find optimism with Wheeler. Plus his first start was a disaster.

        Given good health and no shenanigans by the Mets, Wheeler hits your buy column by mid to late May.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t hate him, but he’s not fully there

  224. ebudz says:
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    Okay I have two moves left for the week so I figure I should use them now to get a head start on next week’s matchup…

    (Max Acquisitions per Week: 6)

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

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
    (2) RP: Johnson, Brach
    (4) P: Betances, Lackey, Gausman, Walker
    (6) Bench: (Nova, Ray, Severino, J. Ross)

    (2) DL: Gravemen, Bedrosian

    1) Should I use one to try and get my RP situation fixed? I’ve only gotten 4 saves over the last few week (only 1 this week) and I know you suggested earlier to add Neris earlier but I had already added Brach so now after seeing Neris had a bad outing today, is he still the best add AND who gets dropped in order to add him?

    Available: Rosenthal, Reed, Neris, Madson, Ottavino, Benoit, Doolittle…

    2) Or should I use two adds to stash some streamers for the nest few days? Either way I’ll probably use at least one add to grab a streamers assuming you think one of the follwing is a good streamer to use heading into a new week? Please pick the best streamers to add and who would be my first drops in order to add them!?

    4/24
    Ryu @SF (4.7)
    Liriano @LAA (-8.3)

    4/25
    Shoemaker vs. OAK (13.9)
    Gsellman vs. ATL (8.0)
    Miley vs. TB (4.3)
    Chen @PHI (4.1)
    Corbin vs. SD (0.5)

    4/26
    Shoemaker vs. OAK (14.9)
    A. Wood @SF (6.7)
    D. Norris vs. SEA (-6.0)

    4/27
    Skaggs vs. OAK (14.6)
    Conley @PHI (0.1)
    Colon @NYM (-2.1)
    Hellickson vs. MIA (-6.2)

    • William Hung says:
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      @ebudz: what do the numbers in parenthesis mean?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman, Skaggs — Gausman and Walker

  225. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    16 team roto keep 4 with these added, hits, total bases, OBP over AVG, slugging, OPS, steals % for hitters, for pitchers, QS, holds, K/9, K/BB, net saves and holds.

    we keep 4 players a year at previous year’s ADP prices. my current options for next year are
    -villar (2)
    -bregman (6)
    -ceager (2, so could only keep 1 of villar/ceager, unless i trade for a 2nd round pick or move one of them to the 1st round)
    – stanton (3)
    – mookie (1)
    – thames (14)
    – desmond (7)
    – brinson/meadows (both 28th, last, round)
    – miller (10)
    – souza (2)
    – to-jo (16)
    – kepler (16)
    -carrasco (4), duffy (6), garrett (28)
    – neris (16), bearclaw (23), bush (23)
    roster:
    C uh oh chirinos (streamer)
    1B pujols
    2B villar
    3B bregman
    SS ceager
    MI lowrie
    CI miller
    LF thames
    CF kiermaier
    RF mookie
    OF stanton
    util (3) kepler/souza/to-jo
    BN maybin/d’arnaud
    DL desmond
    NA brinson/meadows
    SP (1800 innings so 7 is optimal) – garrett, carrasco, duffy, shoemaker, ray, conley
    DL finnegan/capps

    offer is my stanton (3rd round keeper) + 14th rounder for myers + 4th rounder (myers would fit into 4th round by ADP for next year, so i’d have an extra 4th rounder)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers side

  226. Trade Question says:
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    Offered two of Bruce, Duvall, Zobrist, Hosmer for D. Duffy. Which two are you taking for the most offensive help, assuming positions irrelevant?

    On a related note, I just lost Bumgarner so my pitching would take a real hit here, how much stock are you putting in Nova to keep up his hot start? Thanks!

    • Trade Question says:
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      @Trade Question: Though if you think it’s particularly close, I’ve been running Travis out there as a 2B/SS (or not, given how infrequently he’s been playing).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall, Hosmer — Nova’s solid, good WHIP, okay Ks

      • Trade Question says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot Grey. I assume if you received that offer you’d jump at it?

        One slightly related question here here, in a month, do you think Roark and Glasnow will be rosterable in a 12-team league, streamers, or best left on waivers? It’s a keeper, if that impacts your response on Glasnow. Thanks again.

  227. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    if anybody is worried about neris giving up some weakass runs the last 2 days go look at how tired that guy must be. good god he’s been pitching nearly every day for a long time.

  228. prestige says:
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    Start or sit Maeda @SF this week? I’ve had him on my bench and don;t trust him. 15 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  229. L-Boogie says:
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    Last place and cleaning house. Drop Tommy joseph for Moreland? 12 team 5×5

    Thanks.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @L-Boogie: we forgot that grey had moreland higher than to-jo back in preseason, so it’s easily yes now.

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