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In the 1700’s, magic meant going into an oven with raw meat and coming out wearing a hamburger as a hat.  That magic awed people, even though they had seen an oven and a hamburger before.  We’ve seen Thames before, and we’ve seen home runs before, but Eric Thames still feels like magic.  He is a modern day beef illusionist.  I will call him, David Copperfood.  Yesterday, Eric Thames went 3-for-4, 3 runs with his 7th homer, and 15th homer in the last four games, as he hits .405.  We go over Thames on the podcast that’s coming later today, but, damn, I wish I owned him everywhere.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Braun – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd in as many games.  Yeah, okay, but what about Thames?!

Jett Bandy – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .321.  Fun fact!  Jett Bandy was conceived during the airplane scene of Almost Famous.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  What a schmohawk.  Schmohawkey?  In honor of Tax Day, I’m writing off this start.

Marcus Semien –  Will have right wrist surgery and miss at least two months.  I bet Semien returns with one of the strongest left hands.  Semien is having a screw placed in his wrist, as if his name wasn’t on the nose enough.  “I call this the Semien screw,” that’s Semien trying his hand at being a bartender.   Let me guess, Semien’s telling people he’s going to be laid up.  Geez with this guy.  I can’t imagine not having my wrist for two months.  If a Forrest Gump-like feather falls on him the wrong way, Semien is going to explode.  This is a tough blow for Semien, and suddenly a very easy blow for Semien’s girlfriend.  There’s no winning for him either, because if Semien starts going by Marcus Ailin’, he would’ve hurt his wrist Heisman’ing OJ looking for a character reference.

Kendall Graveman – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  Damn, that’s Graveman indeed.  My ‘fun meter’ for Graveman and Finnegan in the first week of the season turned into a ‘fret menu.’

Jharel Cotton – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.40.  Not a ton has changed in my mind from the preseason for him.  Cotton’s gonna be up and down.  I sound like I’m describing a wedgie.

Sam Dyson – Hit the Disgraceful List.  Too bad, so sad.  I like how the Rangers are like, “Yeah, man, Dyson’s our closer, he’s awesome, I don’t want to hurt his confidence, wow, so he’s been struggling but how about those grounders he’s inducing?  Pretty cool, huh?”  Then they DL him with a phantom injury.  Such a joke.  I could’ve told them two weeks ago Dyson shouldn’t be their closer.  A service dog could’ve told them Dyson shouldn’t be closing.  For saves, the Rangers said they’re going with Matt Bush.  For him to be removed from the role, he’d have to practically kill someone.  Matt Bush’s entrance music should be him yelling, “I’m Matt f**ing Bush,” over metal.  Sam “Inellamakesya” Dyson is not as catchy, but a valuable lesson to not be cavalier with undercooked chicken.

A.J. Griffin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Just like no one outside of Alfredo Jettucine’s family drew it up.

Joe Ross – Could start on Wednesday.  The WHERE ARE YOU NOW?! song has been a little too appropriate for Ross so far.  Seriously, where has he been?

Martin Prado – 1-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him Your Lineup” Department said, “I bought my bae a Prado.  It’s a Prada they sell out the back of a Nissan Sentra trunk.”

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .250.  He’s hit for more power earlier on than I expected but the season is long like high school that Yelich is still going to.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  In this game, Nelson Cruz (1-for-4) also went deep with his 2nd homer.  Uh-oh, you guys better act fast if you wanna sell them for fifty cents on the dollar!

Ariel Miranda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  Serious question, what’s the difference between Miranda and Cotton?  For fantasy, I’m not talking Sex in the City.

Taylor Motter – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Fine!  You got me!  He’s a hot schmotato!

Seth Lugo – Will begin throwing today.  Tomorrow, he will say, “Dr. James Andrews, do you have a late-April appointment open?”

Gregory Polanco – Still out with groin discomfort.  If he just needs looser gotchies, I’m gonna be mad.

Ivan Nova – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25. He threw only 78 pitches in a losing Complete Game.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time this happened this year and maybe ever, but the guy in charge of this sorta thing is counting holes in the tiled ceiling and super OCD.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .167.  Random Prediction Alert!  Wong will be traded, and, it may not be this year or next year, but when he is, he will blossom into a star.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  Me yesterday, “Love that I took veterans in my NFBC league!  High-five yourself, Grey!”  Ten minutes later, “Oh, Jesus with John Lackey.”

Carlos Correa – Didn’t start yesterday after saying there would be a 99% chance he would play.  Hope he played the longshot.

Charlie Morton – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  *sees Morton’s ERA, sees Lackey’s ERA*  What did I have against Charlie Morton again?  Kidding, eff Charlie Morton!  That salty bastard!

Jesse Chavez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  He was always my favorite from ‘NSYNC.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 1.96.  At first, it looked like it might be bad Rayineda (lots of walks early), but then good Pinedray showed up!

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  You’ve been a baaaaaaahd boy!

A.J. Pollock – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .250, raising his average up from .196 the previous day.  Pollock just has to stick to spraying shots around the field like some abstract painting.

David Peralta – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Get hot you sumsabeach!

Rich Hill – Hit the DL with a middle finger blister.  I’m sure some of his fantasy owners have a middle finger they would give him.

Matt Kemp – Likely to be activated on Wednesday.  Kemper fi!  The fi’s short for finally, in this case.

Jaime Garcia – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.67.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, but I got cold feet.  Should’ve streamed him and put on socks.

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer; this was his first 3-RBI game.  For comparison’s sake, Yangervis Solarte (1-for-5, 1 RBI) has 11 RBIs to Freeman’s 6.  Pretty irrelevant point I’m making, but here I am making it!  Irrelevance is but a word we use a dictionary to define.

Austin Hedges – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I should’ve stayed with Hedges over d’Arnaud.  Stop picking the catcher scab!

Danny Salazar – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA 3.57.  Member when everyone was scared off him in Spring Training?  Feels so long ago, right?  So long ago, I can’t remember if it was Salazar or Carrasco or both.

Derek Holland – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.32.  Line’s a bit misleading.  He looked much worse.

Todd Frazier – Has been out with the flu.  He said, “Do Argentinian chimney sweepers sing chimichurri chimichurri chimmmi churr-eee?”  I think Frazier might be on the ‘Tussin.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Here’s what the last two years of my life have felt like, “Holliday homered?  I’m gonna grab him!”  Two weeks later, “Holliday hasn’t done anything, I’m gonna drop him!”  Granted, I’ve condensed down all of my non-Holliday life.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Only four?  He feels like he hits four homers a game.  Someone get this guy the key to the city and a meeting with Blasio!

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  Okay, I’ll look at him again.  He had a 8.5 K/9 in Double-A, that usually doesn’t equate to a near-10 K/9 in the majors.  He has a 92 MPH fastball with iffy control, that doesn’t usually equate to a 1-something ERA.  Maybe he surprises hitters for a week or two, but this is going to come crashing down at some point.  He did okay yesterday, fo’sho.  It was against the White Sox.  And it wasn’t even the White Sox ‘good’ lineup!

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER (3 unearned), 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  Snell looks like the best four and a third-inning pitcher.  He’s like the Caucasian Oliver Perez.  I will call him Cousin Oliver.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Out on paternity leave.  He got there a little late to see the birth of his baby boy because his wife gave birth at a hospital that is trying out Rob Manfred’s new birth clock.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .314.  “Hey, that’s my pi!” said Prospector Ralph as he licked a pie tin with Benintendi’s photo under the whipped cream.

Steven Wright – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 8.36.  Outside of a drubbing vs. the Orioles, Wright hasn’t been as bad as his ERA seems to indicate.  It’s merely okay.  Or sung, “Merely, merely, merely, merely, Wright is but a stream.”

 
  1. Matt says:
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    Safe to drop Dyson now?

    • al koholic says:
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      @Matt: yeah unless your in deep saves hungry league then dl him

  2. al koholic says:
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    You da man.

  3. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Entering last night’s game, Eric Thames had a 49% flyball rate and 56% hard hit rate. For esses and gees:

    2004 Bonds: 47% FB, 46% hard hit

    2013 Chris Davis: 43%, 41%

    Thames’ chase rate is also close to Bonds’ – 13.7% to 12.5%

    Now, Thames doesn’t measure up in contact rate (off by 7 points), and pitchers don’t pitch them similarly at all, but to put up a 50 PA sample that realistically compares to peak Bonds is hilarious.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: It’s been a good run, but 5 of them came in Great American Ballpark against the Reds Minor League staff. But either way he’s proven the power translates. Will pitchers adjust now is the question.

  4. Chris says:
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    Drop Treinen for Matt Bush?

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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      @Chris: I did in less than 3 minutes before my deadline when I heard. Also heard that Jeffress will p/up saves as Bush hopefully gets healthier. Hopefully not more than 1 month.

  5. schtickball says:
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    no golden sombrero shaming for seager? you must have a secret crush on him.

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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      @schtickball: Doesn’t everyone from Cali ?

  6. Kung Fu Kenny Powers says:
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    Love the post Grey, in a 5×5 H2H league, would you drop anyone like Bruce to grab Inciarte? I’m thinking hold but always like to hear your thoughts.

    Heres my offense;
    C-D’Arnaud
    1- Votto
    2nd- Odor
    3rd- Manny
    SS- Story
    0f- Thames
    0f- Cain
    0f-Bruce
    Util- Kinsler
    Util- C Santana
    B- Peraza
    dl- Desmond

    • Dr Hocker says:
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      @Kung Fu Kenny Powers: one thing about Bruce in H2H–he’s been really streaky throughout his career and on a cold streak can kill you.

  7. Have a great day you razzball fools….. What’s up grey, secretly stalking not much time to post anymore!

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    So good, am going to go savor it after just taste that goodness one more time!

    a. Luvin’ Thames, Haniger, Scooter, Owings all your hot sauce. Thanks a million!

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 18

    [Scene change and Rambo is taken to the basement for fingerprinting. They strip him naked and hose him down in a very hostile manner.]
    Sheriff: [after hearing a commotion downstairs]: ‘Listen, hardass! As things stand right now, you’re facing the ass end of a 90 day incarceration! Plus a 250 dollars fine, which you don’t look to me like you can pay! At 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, you’re going up in front of that judge. And you think we’re tough! We’re gonna make you look more presentable for your courtroom appearance. Between now and then, you can just impress the hell outta me by doing exactly as you’re told. Clean him up. All right, Preston, I want you to go over there and get that hose ready, alright?’
    [After more punishment, Rambo breaks out of the police station and heads for the hills. The Sheriff and his entourage go looking for him with search dogs in tow, all headed for Chapman’s Gorge after going to the top of a hill.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • ante galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks man!

        Question: Why do Portuguese women give new meaning to the expression ‘thunder thighs’?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  9. Oppo Taco says:
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    Rizzo and goldy stealing bases! Au-Rizz and Au-Shizz!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Oppo Taco: and both have as many, or more, steals than Broxton!

  10. Mike says:
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    Cole hammels for Stephen piscotty a fair trade?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Mike: I would want more for Cole, but thats just me….

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @B the Esq.: I typically don’t disagree with Grey, but i’m not feeling it on the Cardinal offense…Piscotty is a good player, but the cast around him is meh! Cole Hamels is still a top pitcher..unless you are stacked at SP–think that one over…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Take Piscotty

  11. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Whoa Jett Bandy, bam-ba-lam

  12. Lary says:
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    Better deep league saves spec: Kela or Rosenthal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lary: Rosenthal

  13. Flo-g-money says:
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    Cesar the pitch whisperer or Devin Travis Ros?

    Cozart or Owings Ros?

    Pineda or maeda Ros?

    Thanks!

  14. Razzflake says:
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    Jett isn’t owned in my leagues including a deep 20 team. Is there something I’m not aware of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Razzflake: I’m not sure what you’re aware of

  15. JoeC says:
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    If he has 7 homers for the year, then he probably didn’t hit his “15th homer in the last 4 games”.

    Cust ‘kayin!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @JoeC: Thames is so good he flies out after the game to play in the Mexican league too.

    • nick the smooth dick says:
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      @JoeC: Yeah and there’s no such thing as the Disgraceful List!…and Yelich isn’t still in high school!…and Jesse Chavez wasn’t in NSync! Geez, get your shit together Grey, I want facts not humor!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC: You have no idea

  16. Alex says:
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    Those starts by McCarthy and Cotton are frustrating… went to bed with them cruising into the 5th looking lights out, especially McCarthy, then woke up to see that’s all they had in them.

    Would you drop Cotton to start Severino tonight vs. Whitesox?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Alex: yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Yeah, McCarthy’s went south super fast… Yes, Severino

  17. Fish says:
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    Yahoo league – keep 5 – with Obp and Slg:
    Lindor or Donaldson

  18. Matt says:
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    D. Travis drop worthy? Owings available along with C. Hernandez on quite a few leagues.

    Souza Jr. over Kepler?

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: @Matt:

      Bush over Benoit ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Cesar…Kepler…Bush

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    LOL Matt Bush! You went in there hard! Haha

  20. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    Any reason to keep Wainwright on my bench? Should I drop him for [insert name of any other pitcher here]? Some that are available: Hellickson, Sabathia, S. Miller, Finnegan, Straily, and many others who have a WHIP below 2.20. Thanks.

  21. Ryan says:
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    So what pitcher would you be aiming in trade with sweet swingin’ Eric Thames? I’m having delusional thoughts about him being a top-5 player this year, jacking 45 dingers with 110 runs, but in reality shouldn’t we hedge our lusty bets and swap him out for a nice, proven commodity like Chris Sale if we can get it? Can we get it yet?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Ryan: Depending on roster and needs, but if you can get Sale for Thames, I think you do that immediately.

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
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        @B the Esq.: I don’t think it even depends on roster or needs

      • Ryan says:
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        @B the Esq.:
        I have no idea if sale would ever be possible. Not very likely at this point.

        I guess I’m asking, realistically, what kind of pitcher could we get in return for Thames. Or what range of SP talent.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ryan: Ask your league.

          • Ryan says:
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            @Cram It:

            As in, send out offers or post on the message board?

            I’m thinking aim high and work backward.

            That said, I’m curious how others on this site see his value.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Ryan: Send out offers. Yes, aim high and work down.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Ryan: Gausman type

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree w/ Cram… My guess is you might be able to get a guy like McCullers, which I would take

  22. Lee says:
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    5 x 5 OPS league. Can you rank these for bench MI: Solarte, Travis, Walker, hernandez? Have Solarte now who is better eligibility wise have 2 and 3B, but not doing much anymore. Thanks!

    • Lee says:
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      @Lee: And throw Cozart in there too! Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Lee: Cesar, Solarte, Travis, Cosart, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Cesar, Travis

  23. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Oh (Cards closer) was dropped. Pick him up and send Brandon McCarthy to waivers (10-team league, lots of streaming options on waivers)?

    Thanks for the write-up. Thames is sexy; wish I had him anywhere.

  24. JakeTPE says:
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    Love your work, Grey! Writing this as I wait for the Grey and JB show to show up in my podcast feed!

    A shout-out here in the comments to Mazuzah who went 2-4, knocked in 3, and stole his first base of the season. That’s more than he had in all of 2016! Is there anything he can’t do?

    Have a great day, sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Mazuzah! Thanks, Jake!

  25. KMDA007 says:
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    1. Looking to move D. Bundy for a closer. What is fair price?
    Herrera
    Allen
    Iglesias
    Bedrosian
    Holland

    2. What is fair pricefor J. Ramirez?
    Mazara
    Thomas
    Benintendi
    Haniger

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @KMDA007: 1. Kelvin or Holland if you can get them…Colome maybe also?
      2. I would trade Ramirez (assuming position eligibility isnt an issue) for any of those 3 except Yasmani (Im assuming that Tomas, not Thomas). Would prefer Benintendin, then Haniger, then Mazara.

      • KMDA_007 says:
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        @B the Esq.: 1. Maybe. Dude wants my Carrasco for his Allen…..
        2. Stupid auto correct. I meant Tomas. Was offered my Mazara for Ramirez. I need a 2b. I have the above OF + Springer, Trumbo, Dahl, Kepler (didn’t plan on having so many)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @KMDA_007: 2. Oh, you mean reverse… Tomas, Haniger, Mazara…That order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KMDA007: 1. Take any of them, try Kelvin 2. Any of them, Benintendi, Mazara, Haniger

      • KMDA_007 says:
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        @Grey: cool, thanks to you both

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Callmejayp says:
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    musgrove, kuhl, and jimmy Nelson are on waiver r any of these guys must own? ANdwho would u start today?
    Did the same catcher switch would you go back to hedges?

  27. Can't Spell Wrong without RON says:
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    H2H points. Abreu, Moreland and Bird. Only need 2 (1st base and utility) Who is the drop?
    Thanks

  28. Chucky says:
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    Has Big Mike Stanton become a 4th OF’er? Sure looks like it. I benched him this week in favor of Thames. So far so good. Making me look like Casey Stengel. I think Big Mike is nothing more than a streamer. I know people are in love with muscles and exit velocity but you still have to hit the ball. That’s a mess anyway down there on South Beach. Reminds me of the other mess on the South Side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Meh, it’s early

  29. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How would you rank these stream pickups which are spread throughout rest of week. This is for K/9 league. Thanks as always.

    Miranda @oakland
    Shields vs Cleveland
    Wainwright @milwaukee
    [email protected]

  30. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Jimmy Nelson @ Cubs ($-18.9) is a sit, right? I know what SON says but like human perspective too. Thanks as always!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @bobbo: sit

  31. H says:
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    Need an extra closer, Benoit, Feliz, or Bush? Thanks!

    • H says:
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      @H: throw in Bedrosian also…

      • Bas says:
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        @H:
        I would go for Bedrosian. More K’s, and Feliz is on a 1 year contract with the Brewers so a trade is never far away.

        Bas from Holland

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @H: Feliz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Feliz

  32. bigbear says:
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    12 team roto – someone just dropped Manaea…

    Who to drop:
    Betances
    Lackey
    Graveman
    Wacha

  33. B the Esq. says:
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    Graveman to the DL, so that may be the easy choice….

  34. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Rich Hill was just dropped in my 10 team league, is he an automatic “must add” if I have an open DL spot? I’d have to drop my only bench bat in Haniger to accommodate the move and then hopefully pick him back up after I move Hill to the DL spot and Haniger passes through waivers.

  35. Luvdarooks says:
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    DUDE U R MY GURU!
    Have you gotten a chance to look at oh what’s wrong with him or is it just bad luck ?
    Also Hill is down again and I need a pick up for counting stats till he gets back I n 5×5 possibly looking at Bradley rosenthal lorenzen reed(cin)
    c . Anderson ( afraid of a blowup) Torres (SD)
    Chatwood
    WHO ARE YOUR TOP 2?

  36. Proximus says:
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    Still on that Wong train? You sir may just ride Wong and Healy to last place. If you predict a breakout season after season, how many years of being wrong does it take to negate finally being right? I mean, do you own this prediction for the duration of a players career? Issac Newton pondered this very phenomenon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Proximus: You’re done with Healy already, huh? Wong’s a different story, he needs a new team, he’s not playing on the Cards

  37. Ron "Rondell" Dell says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Happy to be back in the swing of things, blowin’ off work at razzball every morning!

    A guy in my league has no pitching and is looking to trade. He has Nelson Cruz and I was thinking of making a move for him. Would you offer any of the following SPs for Cruz straight up? If so, which one?

    Darvish, Salazar, MucCullers, Paxton, Nova, Wheeler, Daniel Norris

    Thanks!
    Ron Rondell Dell

    • Grey

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      I’d send Norris, Wheeler, Nova, Paxton, Salazar, that order

  38. Dileo says:
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    Hi guys-

    Kinda torn on this. Im in a minimum pickup (7 left for ROS) league. I was forced to grab a closer and took Benoit last week. Sure enough he TNT’d his next save. My questiin is, do I spend pickup on Bush. My concern is his injury and jefress vulturing if he stumbles.

  39. B the Esq. says:
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    10 team H2H 6×6 adding Walks and Holds, using QS rather than Wins.

    Currently have Thames and Eaton as my 3rd OF and UTIL……drop either or both for Brantley, who seems to be finding his form from a couple years ago, J. Up (who was just dropped) or Piscotty? If so, which add/drops?

    Also, please rank ’em RoS – Manaea, Kennedy, Triggs, Garrett.

    Thanks!

    • MrBigDraws says:
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      @B the Esq.: are you seriously asking if you should drop Thames? Please join my league.

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @MrBigDraws: Send me an invite – Im in and will happily beat you….. And yes, the question was, are any of the other options better for the rest of the year than Thames or Eaton….a hot start is awesome, but its a long season, so thought I would get an opinion or 2 to see if Thames keeps it up.

        I have trade offers out as well, trying to capitalize on what he has done so far, but this isnt the Korean league and pitchers may catch up to him.

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @MrBigDraws: Question was also based on the fact that M@ has JUp, Piscotty and Eaton ahead of Thames on his top 100 hitters and Brantley 4 spots behind but rising.

        But thank you for the informed opinion…..

        • Lionel Hutz says:
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          Do these sound like the actions of a man who had all he can eat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re dropping Thames for Brantley? That rank looked fine

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @Grey: Right now I have Eaton and Thames as my final OF and UTIL spots. Brantley is a FA, Piscotty is a FA and JUp was just dropped and on waivers. Judge is also available.
        Someone also just dropped Longoria to Waivers.

        Yes, its an odd league with most managers more focused on pitching……

        I guess the question, more simply is, moving forward rank ’em RoS… Eaton, Upton, Thames, Piscotty, Brantley, Judge, Longoria.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo, Thames, Piscotty

          • B the Esq. says:
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            @Grey: Aye. Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  40. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am looking for a bat to add. My choices are:

    David Freese
    Taylor Motter
    Lonnie Chisenhall
    Robbie Grossman
    Adam Frazier

    Who would you pick?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Is Gregg Jefferies Jr. available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motter

  41. Jeff says:
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    Keon Broxton or Margot?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Jeff: Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  42. Dv says:
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    Grichuk, forsythe, Franco, Kepler, inciarte, asdrubal, bird

    Pick 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Ender, Maikel

  43. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am looking for a bat. My choices are

    David Freese
    Lonnie Chisenhall
    Taylor Motter
    Robbie Grossman
    Scooter Ginnett

    Who would you pick?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Also Adam Frazier

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Motter is hotter.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Did you see his Home Run Last Night? Upper Level at Safeco to left. Too bad Segura is back on Friday.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Nope. This guy is still a mystery to me. I’m not sure he even exists. I just see #’s next to his name. I don’t know where they come from.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: NFBC – 9.7% Owned, 5.1% Started. I guess only 1 in 20 of us can see him.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        as is grossman

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Motter is hottest, then.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            True Cram but if he is only going to be in the lineup until Friday?

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: He might still get PT, but if not, then drop him for one of the other guys later. Maybe someone else will be hot then. This is fantasy baseball 101.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok thanks cram

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: They’ll keep him in lineup if he’s hot. Leonys, Dyson, and even Valencia will lose some ABs to him. He is a 7 position player.

      • Tigres says:
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        Frazier is brazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motter

  44. Dv says:
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    Start gswllman vs philly?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dv: This is his last chance for me, or I’m cutting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  45. Harry says:
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    Rich Hill and Maeda were dropped in 12 tm H2H weekly (daily roster changes).
    I own Diaz, Oh, Treinen, Benoit as my RPs.
    SPs: Scherzer, Darvish, Archer, Paxton, Pineda, Ray, Joe Ross.
    Would you drop Treinen and Benoit for Hill Maeda or hold? If you’d pick them up, how much FAAB out of 100?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  46. Matty says:
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    Moises Alou used to pee on his hands to avoid blisters (and probably to keep anyone else from stealing his bat).
    A young Nolan Ryan suffered from blisters and soaked his fingers in pickle juice to toughen them up.

    Rich Hill needs next level stuff though; I would suggest a five day pickle cleanse which leaves five more days in the DL stint to soak his fragile digits the jars of pickle pee that he’s stockpiled around the clubhouse.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Matty: is pickle pee what you get when you drink nothing but pickle juice for 5 days? Asking for a friend.

      • Matty says:
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        @Curious George Springer:
        Based on my rudimentary understanding of the human body I’ve concluded that if you eat enough pickles you’ll pee pickle juice.
        No one has ever proved this incorrect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’m saying

  47. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Another day , another dope recap.

    Which side in this trade C. Seager, Kipnis, J. Ross OR Turner, Villar, Amir Garrett. ( Red draft 10 man h2h points)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Illuminatty: Turner side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Seager

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Illuminatty: Is that Trea or Justin?

  48. Slimcompoop says:
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    Great stuff Grey, and yes, I gave the middle finger to Rich Hill and cut him in favor of Joe Ross. Second time he’s on the DL with the same injury and Roberts has come out and mentioned the bullpen as a potential landing spot? No thanks.

    Picked up Wheeler for his start against the Phillies tomorrow. The end of my rotation currently has Ross and Wheeler, but there is Garcia, Vargas, and Nelson sitting out there. K/9 league. Hold onto Ross and Wheeler, or make a change?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Jaime Garcia and Jason Vargas? No.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold for now

  49. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    14-team league (5×5 w/ OBP).

    Pretty vague question, but rank your top 3 prospects (ones that are likely to be up this year or next year) for stashing purposes.

    Thanks!

  50. Five-On-One says:
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    Good morning all! 12-team, 5×5 league. 2 questions for the gang today:

    1) Pick one for the week (starting Wed):
    Brett Anderson @ PIT (SON $-12.9)
    Joe Ross @ ATL ($5.0) and @ COL ($ -12.2)

    2) Pick two to stash for saves: Jeffress, Kelley, Glover, Rosenthal

    3) Bonus question – If Anderson and Ross are as risky as SON makes them out to be, would it be better to start one of the stashed relievers in question 2 for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Ross 2. Kelley, Rosenthal 3. Yeah

  51. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Graveman for Vinny V, J Ross, Pineda, Triggs or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  52. FrankGrimes says:
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    My uncle would say:
    Odor is colder than a witches tit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your uncle’s right!

  53. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 Team points league and I’m having difficulty choosing who should be dropped to pick up Joe Ross. I have Archer,Duffy,Maeda,Lackey,Taillon,Nova,Lynn,Walker, and McCarthy…All of whom have pithed decently minus Maeda. Would you drop any of these atm or just stand? Thanks so much for your content

  54. swfcdan says:
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    Knebel or Kelley? Gotta chase those saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  55. Fausto

    Fausto says:
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    Sitting in first place in a big $ 18 team roto with a lineup of
    C Vogt
    1b. Rizzo(k)
    2b. Villar(k)
    3b. Castellanos
    SS. A Russell
    CI. C.Santana
    MI. Schoop
    OF Springer(k) Duvall, Mazara(k), A. Jones
    UTIL. D.Santana/C. Hernandez
    SP. Archer/Lackey/Gausman/Nova/M. Moore/Wily P/Vargas(Dropped C.Morton “PsshSodium”)
    Ratios/K’s Devenski/Archie Bradley/N. Jones
    RP: Hererra/Diaz
    So now that you have filtered all that through your brain computer Im Trying to add Gsellman tonight i still believe which P do i lose..Matt Moore , Vargas, OR the unhittable Archie?
    Sorry for the long post 1st and last time i give my entire lineup
    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fausto: Meh, I guess Moore

  56. mike says:
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    This is a team 13 teams season long points rotisserie league.

    C: K. Schwarber
    1B: J. Votto
    2B: R. Odor
    3B: E. Longoria
    SS: C. Seager
    OF: W. Myers
    OF: A. Duval
    OF J. Bradly Jr.
    Ut: A. Beltre
    Bench: Max Kepler: Manuel Margot: Carlos Beltran: Ryan Healey: Delino Deshileds:
    SP: N. Syndaguard
    SP: J. Arreita
    RP: E. Diaz
    RP: D. Robertson
    P: J. Lackey
    P: J. Jeffries
    P: S. Kelley
    BENCH: D. Bundy: M. Wacha; and D smyly on the D.L
    HOW is my team for steals. Can I drop Delino ir , I ok in steals. Or do I need pick up to replace delino. Or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Delino

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: @mike: I Yeah definately, who should I grab theres some hot bats.
        Matt Davidson, M. Conforto, Tim Anderson, Jason Vargas, Jedd Gyrko, David Peralta, Domingo Santana, Hernan Perez, T. Motter, J. Reddick, or Leonys Martin who actually has 4 stolen bases just hasnt hit Yet

  57. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Bush or Oh ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bush

  58. Kennneth Dean says:
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    C Wieters
    1B Miggy Cabrara
    2B Ian kinsler
    3B Todd Frazier
    SS Story (but I picked up saurez and am going to play him until story decides to be a hot schmotato)
    OF Trumbo
    OF Lorenzo Cain
    OF Beltran
    Util Mark Reynolds
    Util Bregman

    I just picked up Eugenio saurez as well and am gonna start rolling him out… other than that I don’t know what else I can do to fix my last place horrible offense… do I just need to be more patient with miggy n Todd or do I need to to shake it up and play the hot schmotatos? Or do I make a trade leveraging my pitching (I have syndergaard n Cueto)? I am in a 6×6 lg with OPS being the 6 category on offense any advice would be much appreciated !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kennneth Dean: Meh, you have every cold hitter…Gotta stay patient

      • Kennneth Dean says:
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        @Grey: yeah that’s what I figured, thanks Grey!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Kenneth Dean

  59. Lt says:
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    What up Grey, good stuff as always. Trevor Story giving me nothing, the dudes so young is he gonna get into his own head too far and lose the season? Anyway asking who you rather have. Manea or Ray? I’m thinking of offering Ray and Brantley for Manea and J. D. Martinez that should be back sooner than later. Is this fair and would you want this? Thanks again. Also maybe I’m dissolutioned and it’s not enough.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Lt: I guess Just Dong makes this a good deal. I like Ray better than Manaea, and Brantley looks like he’s fine. Seems sort of meh to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Ray over Manaea, JD side, agree w/ George

  60. DISRESPECT says:
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    I have a trade question for you Grey, thanks in advance for the help. I got offered E5 for my Kinsler and Thames in a standard 5×5 12 team dynasty league. I have Altuve as my 2nd, Miggy and Chris Davis at 1b and util (we have 2 util spots). What do you think? Kinsler usually fills the 2nd utility spot.

  61. Jon says:
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    Grey – I need to temporarily replace my Segura/Semien SS tandem with 1 or 2 of the following:
    Tim Anderson
    Alcides Escobar
    Orlando Arcia
    Jorge Polanco
    Espinosa, Saladino and Motter are also available. I listed them in order of your pre-season ranks – you still like them in that order?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Alcides

  62. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    “Eff Charlie Morton” is your best work yet! That deserves a Pulitzer, Peabody, and Nobel Peace Prize.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: some people EGOT, Grey will PPNPP — fitting with all the peepee jokes.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’ll submit it to Charlie Morton’s Twitter, IG, and Facebook accounts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is he a judge? I don’t know Charlie Morton as well as it might seem.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: He couldn’t be a judge on Cupcake Wars.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…Take your ass to Guy’s Grocery Games!

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Anytime I see that I think of Supermarket Sweep and get happy, only to be immediately disappointed. I’ve never actually watched it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, same same

  63. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    Thames is a monster! I need some 3b help, Sandoval and rendon is who I have, would you drop either for headley, Shaw, Gallo or Prado? 5×5 roto

  64. cutchs dreads says:
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    12tm, h2h, 6×6 (OBP & XBH)

    Which side of these two trades would you take? Are they close?

    a) Arenado + Thames + Cotton = Stanton + Franco + Melancon + Maeda

    b) Story + Myers = Crush Davis + A Russell + Maeda

    Thanks!

  65. Curious George Springer says:
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    Thinking about dropping Tim Anderson in a 10Tm 30 man roster league.

    Okay with dropping him for Phillips, Castro, or Walker? I have to admit I was less sure about cutting him when I saw my options.

    In the preseason you had Walker and Castro ahead of him, but I drafted him for speed, and Phillips appears to be inclined to steal this year. I have Albies stashed (in an NA slot) in the (long shot) hopes that he comes up and fills this spot with sexy.

    Thank you!

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: right? Maybe cut Souza and roll Phillips in there? Anderson seems more likely to produce a nice P/S combo long-term and Souza is just a schmotato, yeah?

        It’s really hard to type all of this while I’m hanging from the ladder of this fire truck. Maybe I shouldn’t have put on this firefighter uniform while the real fireman wasn’t looking!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, can cut Souza….Souza is schmotato… Ha!

  66. dtbran says:
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    SPs Scherzer Darvish Archer Paxton Pineda Ray Joe Ross
    OF/Util are Pollock McCutchen Thames Mazara Haniger Cain
    Got offered my Thames for his Strasberg. Take it or hold for more?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dtbran: Strasburg is a good take, but you really don’t need him.

  67. JR says:
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    I know you’re down on Donaldson, but in a keeper league would you rather have him or votto? This league is 7×7 with bb and h added. My offense looks like:
    C-Grandal
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-odor
    3b-sano
    SS-story
    Of-springer, Thames, jones
    Util-votto
    Bn-Bautista; Brantley, villar, mazara

    It’s keep any 5, and I have Kershaw so I will be keeping him and 4 bats. Pull the trigger or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JR: Votto

  68. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6×6. ROS – Kole Calhoun or Anthony Rendon??

  69. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Looking to acquire Trea from a different owner – I’ve sent quite a few offers but they have been declined (mainly shooting either Kyle Seager or Villar plus Margot types for Trea).
    Wondering if you see something else I might attempt – I’m trying to keep my OF intact but willing to move an SP if needed:
    My roster:
    C: Vogt
    1B: Moreland
    2B: Forsythe
    SS: Villar
    3B: Seager
    1B/3B: Bird
    2b/SS: Owings
    OF (x5): Trout, Betts, Springer, Judge, Margot
    Util: Hayward
    B: Conforto
    SP: Noah, C-Mart, Duffy, Wheeler, Ryu, Norris, Lynn, Leake
    RP: Melancon, Doolittle
    B: Urias
    DL: Gray, Tillman

    His roster:
    C: Mann
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Odor
    3B: Turner
    SS: Nunez
    2B/SS: Scooter
    1B/3B: Pujols
    OF (x5) Kepler, Upton, Duvall, Mazara, Pence
    Util: Souza
    B: Trea, JBJ, Semien
    SP: Sale, Verlander, Walker, VV, Joe ross, Morton, Chase Anderson
    RP: Giles, Dyson
    B: Wainwright
    DL: Britton

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Why don’t you ask him what’ll it take, if you’re not getting any feedback outside of the rejection.

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Cram It: Gotdammit Cram that is a good idea!

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @Mrs. Featherbottom: yeah — Turner is the sort of guy who engenders such passionate love from his owners that it’s probably not going to happen. You’ve already offered more than Turner is probably worth (do we really think he will be better than villar?), so I will be surprised if his owner is reasonable about this.

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Curious George Springer: Kind of what I was thinking – I have similar feels for George Springer.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mrs. Featherbottom: I want to write a book on the art of the fantasy trade. Not to be confused with the Art of the Deal.

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Cram It: “Farting Afraid: How to win at Fantasy Baseball by Cram”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: Naked With a Belt: Working the Deal to Earn the Steel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Agree w/ others, see if he’ll throw in a Gregg Jefferies rookie card too

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Will do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  70. Paul says:
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    trade duffy and mcullers for sale

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Paul: nah

  71. Jhohnnhy says:
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    Thames or Chris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jhohnnhy: Davis, could go either way tho

  72. William Hung says:
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    Who is rolling the dice on Trevor Story tonight v. the Dodgers?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @William Hung: I guess everyone who owns him?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Curious George Springer: Kenneth Dean above ain’t rolling with him. I had Belt in for him in my UTIL spot the past week, but thinking Story could rock Ryu tonight and show signs of life

    • Fungazi says:
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      @William Hung: I will roll the dice! Unfortunately, his dice seem to have 0’s on them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Those are dots

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @William Hung: If you aren’t you should just trade him now.

      • William Hung says:
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        @The Great Knoche: As opposed to stashing him and waiting for his bat to come around? Just to be clear, I do plan to start him tonight. But, it’s not like we are looking at Stanton’s struggles from last year where he has the track record. I didn’t follow Story in the minors, but I found this article yesterday what spoke a little about how streaky he was through his career – http://isportsweb.com/2017/04/17/colorado-rockies-trevor-story-stuggling/

        As a former Garrett Atkins and Hank Blalock owner the years they struggled mightily, I have developed a strong patience threshold. That year Atkins barely hit above the mendoza line pre-ASB to finish with 90+ RBis will forever be embedded in my memory.

      • William Hung says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Should tell that to BoSox below as well

  73. Turner Overdrive says:
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    Need to pick up a short term OF in a 14-Team H2H OBP League:

    Domingo, Kiermaier, Peralta, or Choo?

  74. JAL says:
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    G, Kemp coming back, got to drop D. Fowler or D. Peralta unfortunately in my 12-team 5×5. In vacuum, please help. TY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Fowler

  75. PutALittleEnglish says:
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    1) Is it worth dropping Keon Broxton in an OBP keeper league? I can use the roster spot and he has looked pretty bad.
    2) Is it time to worry at all about Franco?

      • PutALittleEnglish says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1) I just traded Donaldson for Thames and Desmond.
    Hopefully Thames is the real deal, Desmond comes back to form after the DL and Donaldson regresses as you predicted. Did I get enough value?

    2) Frazier or Rendon for ROS?

    3) Were you for real about Austin Hedges? Should I drop S Leon for him or would that just be picking the scab on my side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @200 Proof: 1. Hopefully! 2. Rendon 3. Meh, hold

  77. B the Esq. says:
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    10 team H2H keeper league. Better this year and in the future, position eligibility not a factor, Bregman or Benintendi?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  78. Matthew R Manuszak says:
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    Hey Grey, great recap as always! An owner got antsy with Joey Bats, I offered him Bedrosian and Avisail Garcia and he accepted. I don’t like Bats all that much but feel like the price was right, what do you think? Thanks kimosabe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  79. The Flayed Man says:
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    Great stuff… Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  80. PK says:
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    Bush or Treinen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bush

      • PK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Keep up the great work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  81. Turner Overdrive says:
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    Trade away Snell for Kepler? (14-Team H2H OBP League)

    My OF – JD Martinez (DL), KDavis, Buxton, Souza

    My SP – Stras, McCullers, Roark, Eickhoff, Snell, Norris, Folty, Wheeler

  82. Mike says:
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    Greinke or Stroman? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Stroman

  83. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I’m kicking myself for not getting more shares of Freeman. That oppo shot off of a lefty yesterday was impressive. Think he goes .300/40 this year.

    It’s interesting to see so many people asking about acquiring Sale. Yes, he’s a stud but you’ll probably have to pay above and beyond his draft day price to get him now. Not the right time to make a play.

    It does look like a perfect time to sell Robbie Ray though. He’s gotten himself out of a few jams already, which is to be expected with his swing-and-miss stuff, but his walk rate and hard hit rate allowed are still extremely ugly. Ratios are likely to go south in a hurry once things heat up in the desert.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on all counts… I should’ve grabbed Freeman in a few of these godforsaken leagues I drafted Jose Abreu

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Freeman will be drafted in that Rizzo/Miggy range next year. Maybe even a bit higher. He’s locked in already, and the new park looks to be much more hitter-friendly than the old one.

        I hear you on Abreu. Only own him in one league, but I’ll be suffering along with you. Maybe .280/25 with no speed and 70 runs? Doesn’t exactly get your motor running.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Freeman’s on the tail end of the 1st next year, Abreu is in the 50-75 range b/c he’s such boring bleh

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Agreed on Freeman. I’ll take the low end of that draft range for Abreu next year, especially if he puts up something like a 70/25/90/0/.280 line. That type of production just isn’t that hard to find anymore.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, agreed…Sad emoji

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: remember our last conversation on freeman. He could of been taken at the tail end this year ahead of miggy and it wouldn’t have been a reach for that high floor predictable bat you like.

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @J-FOH: I think the only thing that kept Freeman out of the top 20 overall this year was his lack of 30+ homer seasons. People weren’t sure if they’d get 25 or 35 out of him. I think that question will be put to rest after this year.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Big Magoo: Freeman is carrying my NFBC team. I hope you’re right on the .300/40

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @The Great Knoche: If healthy, I think he will. See a career year coming.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big Magoo: Nothing these knuckleheads around here say surprises me, but it sure makes me feel like a smart guy.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Cram It: You could always just point to your track record in the RCLs if pressed

  84. Mike says:
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    Position need isn’t relevant. Dynasty trade, H2H, 5×5 league, rounds in ( )

    Who wins my Stanton (1) for Sano (13)? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  85. Eng says:
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    Gray, my good man. I especially enjoyed the Bush blurb and your follow up in the comments about ‘eff him but I’ll still add him. Made me chuckle and I couldn’t agree more.

    Am I badman or madman to start Wheeler tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Badman

  86. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper salary trade offer:

    I get Encarnacion ($21)/Revere ($1)/Wong ($6)

    I give MFranco ($10)/Brad Miller ($1)/Keon Broxton ($1)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I thought so but I do like Encarnacion.

        What about pulling Miller/Wong from it?

        So Franco/Broxton for Encarnacion/Revere?

        Much appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Revere’s garbage… Edwin’s above Franco

          • Chud says:
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            @Grey: Agree. It’s basically a 2 for 1 deal of Broxton/Franco for Edwin. I’d drop Revere.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Edwin, tho could backfire

              • Chud says:
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                @Grey: Yeh both Franco and Broxton have that intriguing upside element…..

                Franco/Brad Miller for Edwin/Wong sound better?

                Thanks for all your help Grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Edwin side

  87. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Yasmany Tomas has done nothing of note since receiving the nickname Salami Tom.

    It’s the cured pork curse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same happened to Khloe Kardashian

  88. Bosox says:
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    Trade Salazar for boegarts? Have Trevor story. Is it worth the SS insurance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And where does Story go? To the bench?

      • Bosox says:
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        @Grey: he belongs there right now… although boegarts not much better. One of them has to turn it on right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Story

  89. The Tucker says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    What do you think of Miggy for Paxton and Bundy?
    Or should I target more of an ace?

    14 team mixed 7×6
    R HR RBI TB Sb AVG OPS
    K ERA WHIP K/BB WIN% QS

    Catcher – d’arnaud
    1b – miggy
    2b – segura
    3b – seager
    ss – correa
    Of – cespedes
    Of – Bradley jr
    Of – benintendi
    Util – rendon
    Util – Kepler

    Starters
    Taillon
    Nola
    Jon gray
    Rodon
    Cobb
    Daniel Norris
    Lynn
    Jaime Garcia
    Wheeler
    Hughes
    Cahill
    Giolito

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Miggy

      • The Tucker says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  90. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Great work per usual!

    1.) Quinoa Benoit or Shawn Kelley?

    2.) My Joe Ross or Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Benoit — Walker

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @Grey: Would you drop Benoit to accommodate both Ross and Walker? I have Kimbrel, Herrera, and Holland, which will help me win saves most weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  91. Big W says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    I’m in a 19 team standard roto yahoo league… I have plenty of power, but not very good for speed.

    I offered my Correa and Vizcaino for his T. Turner and Severino.

    He counter offered Correa and Brach for T. Turner and Severino…

    Closers/Saves are very hard to come by in this league. I’ve got Glover, Brach, Viz, M Feliz, Iglesias, Kela. I just landed Brach in a trade and think he will get lot’s of saves moving forward. I have a bad feeling about Britton’s forearm so if I do the trade with Brach, I may regret it.

    1) What’s your take on Britton’s health and Brach benefiting?

    I know you have Turner ranked ahead of Correa and Turner may be back tomorrow so thought this would be a good target. Correa was my 1st round pick (18th overall). I believe you have Turner at 12th overall or so. The guy I’m negotiating with probably has Correa ranked higher than Turner so I’d like to exploit this somehow…

    2) How would you handle this? I think Turner will get me at least 20 more SB than Correa. Would you do the trade with Brach instead of Viz and be happy you are getting the best player in the deal and worry about SAGNOF later?

    Any guidance would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!

    Big W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Trade sounds like a push, Turner was ranked above Correa, but not substantially… I’d do the trade if I had another SS and needed a 2B, otherwise no point to the trade

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I don’t mind a good old push. If it works out for both of us, then perhaps there will be more trades in the future.

        I don’t have another SS, but I’m pretty sure that Turner will be SS very soon in yahoo. He has 4 games at SS this season so after his first game back, he should have the eligibility. Turner’s playing SS when he comes back, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still don’t see the point unless you really need SBs, but it’s fair for both teams

          • Big W says:
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            @Grey: I do need the SBs…that’s the whole point of this.

            I have 2.5 out of a possible 19 points in SB and looking at my roster, I don’t see how I can improve on that 2.5 without a trade…

            Sandy León Bos – C
            1B José Abreu CWS – 1B
            2B Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
            3B Maikel Franco Phi – 3B
            SS Carlos Correa Hou – SS
            OF Nomar Mazara Tex – OF
            OF Andrew Benintendi Bos – OF
            OF Aaron Judge NYY – OF
            Util Mitch Moreland Bos – 1B
            Util Matt Davidson CWS – 3B

            • Big W says:
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              @Big W: I have Dahl on DL… he should help a bit…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then go for it!

  92. hondo says:
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    It seems Moreland gets a lot more love than Shaw,but they have pretty similar stats and Shaw has a better lineup spot (4th vs ~7th), is a lefty at MIller Park and has 2 position eligibility.

    Does Moreland have better hair or something else I’m missing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They have similar stats?

    • Cram It says:
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      @hondo: Are you conveniently ignoring the 133 point differential in average to make your point?

  93. JR says:
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    In a QS/NSV+Holds league, would you trade Jansen, Moore and Samardzija for Carrasco and Devenski? I currently have Jansen, Allen, Kimbrel; brach, bush, and Benoit in my lineup. Most teams have at least 6 RP, and some have more. Since it is a holds league devenski holds value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • JR says:
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        @Grey: it is a k/9 and bb/9 league instead of the counting stats. Does that change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  94. Alberto Encinas says:
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    Gray,

    What do you think of Avisail Gracía or Haniger for Bundy?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Haniger

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Alberto Encinas: I would send Garcia to get Bundy with little hesitation.

      • Alberto Encinas says:
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        @B the Esq.: Agree, Keep Haniger and offer Garcia… thanks.

  95. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever league…

    Manny Machado for Andrew Benintendi, Ian Happ, 1st and 2nd rd picks in next years first year player draft.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  96. Dr Hocker says:
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    John Lackey reminds me of a line once used against Bob Dole: even when he smiles, he looks like he just evicted a widow.

    Cubs put on a special defensive play last night–Rizzo had to walk toward the dugout to change mitts and he stopped to say something to Mr Charm who promptly snapped off an ” I GOT IT”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  97. Steve says:
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    Nervous Oh might lose his gig… better stash, Rosenthal as a cuff or Kela as a longer term option? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks, asked before reading through comments. Appreciate you answering anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    Do you agree with Steamer about Jon Gray’s ROS stats? 9-8/4.13/1.32/141/136 IP

    I got an offer of Cargo Light for Gray?

    12 team league – struggling like hell in pretty much every category but am looking for some steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My projections are in my rankings… Now that he’s hurt, I’d want Gomez

      • Pager24 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

        one last one for ya. Would you drop Jeffress or Trienen to add Rosenthal?

        thanks again for all the time you spend answering mundane questions this like these ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, prolly not

  99. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Avasai or Bruce ros OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  100. FreePeteRose says:
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    I know how you feel about McCutchen but he was just dropped outright so broke out the Glen Fiddich and added him. You think he will keep putting up the good numbers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a fan, but I would pick him up

  101. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    Starting Stroman v. Bos today? SON has him at an even $7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Start Ryu (SON has him at 16.3) In LA tonight v the Rockies or give him another start or two to see if he can throw any better than his first two starts..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trust him

  103. Jimmy Lin says:
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    12 Team 7×7
    R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVG
    W, SV, HR, K, ERA, WHIP, QS
    100 Moves Cap
    Slim pickings at Sp. There’s more water in the desert than SP on waivers.

    1B Rizzo
    2B Jose Ramiez
    3B Arenado
    SS Russell
    OF Betts, Benidini, Avisail Garcia
    UTI Justin Turner, Jose Abreu
    BN Haniger, Panik

    SP C-Mart, DeGrom, Eickhoff, Lynn, Wacha, Nelson
    RP Allen, Watson, Bedrosian, Treinen

    DL Graveman, Street

    Pick up one these, or use open spot for streaming?
    Beltran, Kepler, Hicks, Grossman, Liriano, C. Kuhl, M. Boyd, Rosenthal, Wheeler, Hahn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  104. Andrew Wilen says:
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    Eduardo Nunez vs Tyler Saldino/Corey Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez for steals… Dickerson for power

  105. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS, Carlos Martinez or James Paxton? I was offered Paxton. My pitching staff is CMart, Duffy, McCullers, Harvey, Pineda and Vincent Velasquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, I’d hold

  106. Paul says:
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    I’ve be been waiting so long to get a Gerrett Richards update on this “biceps” injury!
    Jeez does anyone know what’s up with this guy health wise. He was throwing heat before this injury popped up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He needs TJ and didn’t get it, so little hope of good news coming

  107. Sad Keanu says:
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    Which side? Donaldson or Khris Davis/Healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  108. the tone ranger says:
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    ello grey. what side in a dynasty?

    goldy/Calhoun vs Freeman/benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  109. The Fridge says:
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    Current rotation is Darvish, Cole, Familia, Lackey, Nova, Skaggs, Snell, Kimbrel and Folty.

    Should I trade my Benintendi for McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  110. Sky

    Sky says:
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    So I was on the internet and found this. You’re welcome:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. Nightpandas says:
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    Give up Hanley and Motter for Judge, Andrews and Gio? (Have Semien on DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who Andrews is but prolly not

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: sorry Elvis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  112. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Saw in an above post you’d roll Severino out there tonight vs CHW.

    SON Likes Ryu tonight vs. COL. Would you risk the start from him or nah?

    M@ likes Triggs this week, SON us “meh” at best on him. Would you hold start him, sit him, or drop him for a streamer slot?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  113. swfcdan says:
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    No mention of this Mancini kid? Will the regular ABs be there going forward?

    Him or Zimmerman for CI in deeper leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bet I’ve mentioned him

      • swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Ok I take that back oh holy one.

        So would you take him over Zimmerman? Or not regular enough ABs yet. He certainly seems to be able to hit.

  114. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I’m looking for more steals on the waiver wire for a fourth OF/UTIL platoon with Santana. Should I pick up Ellsbury for Buxton and shed a tear for him, or hold and pray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Warren Loegering says:
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    OBP 10 team league

    Current staff:

    Thor
    Strasburg
    Paxton
    McCullers
    Taillon
    Nova
    Ross
    Nola
    Wheeler (streamer spot)

    Posey for my Stressbird. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

      • Warren Loegering says:
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        @Grey: McCullers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You know I love McCullers

  116. Fungazi says:
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    Sal Romano sliced from the rotation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  117. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!!

    My Haniger, Sano, and Gio for his Nola, Cespedes, and Thames. How’d I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, you did well!

  118. hondo says:
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    Sole bench guy,position doesn’t matter, 12 team H2H.limited moves so I’m going to be friendly with whoever it is for awhile.

    Keon Broxton or Marwin Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  119. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Finished the ESPN OJ series last night. What a trip. Totally forgot about his rap career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The fur coat on the throne career? Yeah, very well done mini-series… Loved it… Kalief Browder story docu-mini-series was good on Spike, but more somber and less entertaining

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Oh yeah – you mentioned that one. Sounds depressing as hell.
        On a lighter note, you think that DT Jr. is trying to channel Razor Ramon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… more like million dollar man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like that he has all the money, his dad is prez and his shirt is undersized

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: He has the most incredible pecs. Everybody says so.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And moobs

                  • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Nice.
                    How are you judging these two ROS:
                    Springer – Story
                    I see it as kind of a wash with Springer having a slight edge.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wash with Springer side slight edge… Don’t think anything’s changed from preseason, really

  120. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! You starting Blackmon in LA v Ryu or Upton in Tampa against Andreise? Tron isn’t impressed by either…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  121. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up Stanton for Beni/Hosmer in a 5×5 14 team H2H espn league? Im thinking nah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s just fair tho

  122. Daren Page says:
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    Starling popped 80 games for positive PED Test!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get meadows

  123. ThE sHiT says:
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    Grab Meadows!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THIS!

  124. ThE sHiT says:
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    Grey:
    How much to bid on Meadows in a 14 teamer espn 5×5 out of $175 (started with $200 FAAB)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31 unless called up before bid goes through

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: this is my first year in the league, first time using FAAB…for reference, Mancini went for $4 last night, Dansby went for $18 after he was dropped two days ago…my initial thought was $45. And the waiver bids go through 2moro morning at 8am.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So no one is available for free?

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey: yes players can be added without spending FAAB. I got Shawn Kelley for $9 (desperate for saves) this morning

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That example is using FAAB dollars tho… $45 seems high, $31 and miss out on him if you do

  125. Doc says:
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    Lol the Forrest Gump feather.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  126. The Fridge says:
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    Marte….say it ain’t so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Big Marte fan here – but didn’t have him on my team this year, i guess he knew and drowned his sorrows in PEDs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You done him in

  127. ClemsonCrushers says:
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    Points League (10 team). Someone just dropped Hosmer, would you drop Moreland for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. Brian says:
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    Can I drop Marte in a 12-team league, or do I have to stare at him in my bench spot for three months?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sad trombone

  129. John says:
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    Do I grab Meadows in a 12 teamer, H2H league? My drop would be Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  130. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    HOLY SHIT MARTE!!! WOWWWWW. Hello, Meadows!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  131. Chris R says:
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    Sooooo, I held onto Dee Gordon last year and it wasn’t worth it. Is Chris Owings too low to sell on marte? We have deep benches (9 bench spots) and 12 team so someone will want to hold him.

  132. demribbies says:
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    Woah. 80 games…

    I’ve got a logjam at OF and roster pressure is mounting w/ players coming off of DL and Marte caught doping…

    Which 2 of the following players would you try to trade away in a keeper? 5×5 10 team OPS instead of AVG (auction prices increase 10% per season – no limit on years)

    Pollock $4
    Ozuna $4
    Dahl $5
    A.Meadows $5 <– could deal to the panicking Marte owner maybe…
    Blackmon $8
    Ian Desmond $13
    Jo.Ramirez $28 <– also backup 3B/2B
    Adam Jones $51

    Also, would you try to deal away Todd Frazier $5 and go with Rendon $2 (provided I keep Jo.Ramirez as backup 3B)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Frazier…. Meadows, Jo-Ram

  133. Oppo Taco says:
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    Cutch and Cesar for Odor?
    HODOR!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODOR

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Grey: He countered with Odor for McC and DJL. still taking Odor there?

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

  134. JimmySuitcase says:
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    Standard 13 team 5×5 rotisserie leaue. Just was offered Carlos Santana for my Jose Ramirez… I also have Jake Lamb and Rendon who can play 3B so have depth, but hesitant to give up Ramirez as he looks mighty fine at the moment. Whaddya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  135. Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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    Since Marte is a keeper of mine, would you drop or hold on to him for next year? Currently have Donaldson (sigh), Correa, and Noah as my other keepers. Have Odor, Trumbo, Duvall and Paxton as the only other players within ear shot of a keeper discussion I think.

    Meadows a must-add for me or wait? Conforto a good pick up?

    Sad day. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Meadows, no idea size of league but sounds shallow so maybe drop Marte

      • Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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        @Grey: Apologies, 11 tm

  136. The Fighting Chicken says:
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    in a 5 keeper keep forever 10 team H2H, should I drop Marte?

    My 4 other keepers are pretty set in Bryant, Arenado, C. Seager, and Syndergaard, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable for me to drop Marte if someone on this year’s team broke out anyway.

    I do have 6 bench spots to play with, but since there are only 7 total P spots (2 SP, 2 RP, 3 P), I rotate as many starters as possible through my bench so that I have 5 relievers pitching at all times.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Tonight’s Mike Leake start is suddenly looking pretty groovy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  138. Ashtray says:
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    Wouldn’t it make more sense for the Pirates to keep rolling with Frazier instead of Meadows. I only ask because SOME DUDE IN MY LEAGUE SNAGGED MEADOWS 2 MINUTES BEFORE I DID!!!

    But for real, Meadows is only hitting .160 in AAA right now. Frazier is hitting .300 in the bigs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows is life!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which is to say, prolly Frazier

  139. primetime says:
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    Mad panic on Razzball this afternoon.

    I own Marte as well, 10 team keeper league. 80 games, means early July return.. Meaning Playoff time.

    I also own:
    Polanco
    Bradley
    Pence
    Pederson
    Mancini (he will get OF soon)
    Margot
    Choo (recently picked up cause of matchups)

    Add Meadows?

    Waivers – Inciarte, Werth, D Santana, Conforto, Gardner, Kepler, Broxton, Holliday Peralta and Motter all avail.

    • Cram It says:
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      @primetime: Who else is available?

      • primetime says:
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        @Cram It: HAHA! Your Razzball Troll you.. HAHA!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Cram It: Hahaha. Nice!

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Big Magoo: this whole line of it being “nice” to be a troll is entirely reminiscent of the scene in Inherent Vice where the hippy says about a character
          “it’s groovy to be insane, man”
          martin short as rudy bladtnoid the dentist: “it’s not groovy to be insane”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  140. Ashtray says:
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    I know it’s not sexy but I need help deciding on which middle relievers to roll with. League stats are ratio heavy: QS, HLD, SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9

    Juan Nicasio
    Joe Kelly
    Mike Montgomery
    Ross Stripling

    Which two should I cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Montgomery, Stripling

  141. Huddy says:
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    Own Diaz , Oh, Benoit, Treinen.
    Trade Treinen for Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  142. demribbies says:
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    Benching Folty with confidence vs WAS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dropped or benched in all leagues I own him

  143. FrankGrimes says:
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    ROS Gallo or Meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  144. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Screw Meadows…..it’s the Adam Frazier show! NFBC here I come!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier eats D’s

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        My uncle would say that
        a woman wearing a hat is
        Looking for some D…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She is tho, isn’t she?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: From watching him, he’s really not terrible. I mean, some runs and SB if he plays. I wanted him to get MI eligibility for nfbc so this might actually hurt me.

      • Fausto

        FaustoCarmona says:
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        @Grey: all 3 meals plus as sensible snack.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re sensible!

  145. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Rotoworld claims that Posey is playing 1B and hitting second tonight against the Royals, while Baseball Press has him DHing and hitting cleanup. Seems like everyone is flustered by the Marte news today.

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Big Magoo: Looks like Rotoworld just edited their Posey blurb to reflect the Baseball Press lineup. Must’ve gotten their initial info from the guy who claimed that DeShields would lead off and play everyday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  146. Wilson says:
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    All Keeper forever league
    Should I still keep Marte? Supposedly he still have some value after suspend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  147. fredtbn1gs says:
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    Max Kepler has been playing better lately and is on the wire, and someone dropped Joc Pederson in my 12 team Yahoo roto (3 keepers, with added OPS cat). Should I pick up one of them and drop Raimel Tapia, looking at ROS? My other OF are Cespedes, Trumbo, and Benintendi, with Dickerson and Margot subbing OF and Util. I was hoping Tapia would go back to AAA so I could stash him in an NA slot for later but looks like he’s staying up for now.

    Also I have Shark, Shoemaker, and Folty rostered (league adds QS and uses SV+H). Worth holding all three, or which one should I use as a streaming pitcher slot?

    Don’t have Marte, hooray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler over Tapia — Stream for Folty

  148. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Should I drop Grichuk for Meadows?

    Love yas!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  149. Nightmare! says:
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    E5 and either Duvall, kemp, or Thames for Miggy? Who would u slot in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

  150. Cram It says:
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    When you open with the Marte lede tomrrow, you might save yourself 100 Austin Meadows questions by listing some guys you would and wouldn’t add him over. Just trying to help!

    • Sportive Tricks says:
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      @Cram It:

      hahahhahahha

      It’s so funny because it’s TRUE!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Ha good call

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you’re assuming people read what I write

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha. Yeah there’s no avoiding it, you’re right. Better get some sleep tonight!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sadly, nothing but night games tonight

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Wait, You write stuff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  151. Mike says:
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    In a 12 teamer h2h and rotation is Yu, Archer, Salazar, Lackey, Gausman, Velasquez and Gray on DL.

    Currently have Brad Miller at 2nd. Worth trading away Lackey for Jose Rameriz? What about sending Carlos Santana for Brian Dozier? League has OPS/Hits/Walks added to standard 5.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who replaces Santana?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got Goldy, so Santana is currently parked in a UTIL spot. Bench players that could take his spot are Calhoun, Margot, Moustakas…

        Dickerson is also a FA that I could see picking up for a little extra pop.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Dozier

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Sorry! Have an option B to send away Gausman and Margot for Matt Carpenter. I know carp is no dozier, but he’ll come a lot cheaper.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

  152. JP says:
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    Looking for a Marte replacement….Conforto, D. Santana or Grossman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto today

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  153. demribbies says:
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    Todd Frazier for Kyle Hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, coin flip on needs

  154. Five-On-One says:
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    frazier or meadows over Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows for a few to see if promoted

  155. Roger Anderson says:
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    Travis d’Arnaud or Sandy Leon – which would you keep (5×5 H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  156. So so glad that I chose Morte over George Springer in the third round.

    I generally try not to swear on here, but Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  157. DancinHomer says:
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    Streamonator seems to like Andriese a lot vs. DET… since Miggy looks to be back in the lineup tonight, do you still like him as a spot start tonight or would you prefer someone like Brett Anderson vs MIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming him, pray w/ me

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        your confidence has sold me. Prayer circle (wait, what’s a 2-person circle called?) initiated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prayer line

    • DancinHomer says:
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      @DancinHomer:

      or a 3rd option; don’t use anyone and save the headache for a later date…

  158. Lubey says:
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    @Grey

    Someone just dropped Car-Gomez and Brantley. Not the biggest fan of either, but are you dropping my boy Maxxy Keps, Puig or Pence for either of them??

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence for Brantley sounds ok

  159. Wilson says:
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    Someone dropped Meadows before Marte’s news so he is in waiver now.

    Questions about Meadows, I am in a all keepers forever league,
    1. Which hitter does Meadows look like in next two years?
    2. I am in 1st waiver. Is it worthy to claim Meadows by using 1st waiver?
    3. Should I concern his bad result in AAA this year?

    Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Maybe 15/25 — maybe Marte

      2. Sure 3. Not if you’re worried about in two years

  160. Alex says:
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    After dumping Marte, who’s the best bat to put in my util spot?

    Moreland, Kepler, Conforto, Bird

    Went with Moreland, just had to ask!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  161. crenshaw07 says:
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    Is Polanco for Kluber a fair trade? Guy that has Marte…huge Pit fan might be willing to deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  162. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I’m kinda excited to watch the Nats-Braves game tonight. Should be fun to watch Scherzer and Freeman battle it out a few times. Haven’t really had a chance to see Folty too often either, so I’ll be keeping a close eye on him too.

    After checking out most of the posted lineups for tonight, I can’t help but wonder why Smoak seems to be playing everyday this year. Dude has a .224/.308/.393 career triple slash and a 0.3 WAR in 836 MLB games. Is it because he’s cheap? Does he have compromising photos of Shapiro? Shouldn’t be too difficult to find someone to play for the league minimum that outperforms him. I just don’t get it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty looked so bad in his 1st start I benched him even in NL-Only leagues — re: Smoak — Lack of options?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I don’t own Folty anywhere. Just curious to see how he attacks the middle of that Nats lineup. Based on the numbers, he seems like a hard thrower who’s still trying to figure things out. Control and homer issues are a bad combo though.

        Could be on Smoak, but why isn’t he a bench bat? Doesn’t seem to be any good reason for him to play consistently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What about Healy?

      • M says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Folty was pitching in the bad PIT weather mighta affected his breaking pitches, Braves had flip-flopped him and Dickey so Dickey wouldn’t have to pitch in bad weather conditions

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so since I do own him still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s OTS thinking on Healy?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I reached out to him about Healy, so maybe he’ll pop in later on. Think he’s been working crazy hours recently though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  163. rick says:
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    hosmer for Ervin S, Judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

      • rick says:
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        @Grey: p.s. i mean + Judge the player. not as in, can you judge that trade between those two jabronis.. could see how that might be misleading

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  164. The Great Knoche says:
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    Healy riding pine again for A’s tonight. So much for Sunday/Monday was just a scheduled day off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  165. McCullers says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Offered Justin Upton for my McCullers in a 12 team league, have good pitching but a bit skeptical of Upton. What say you?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • McCullers says:
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        @Grey: Lines up with what I was thinking, thanks! 2 minute response time? You’re slipping Grey, what kind of a free incredibly useful service are you trying to provide here taking more than 60 seconds to get back to us?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I’m a bad person!

  166. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Can I drop fugly Joc Pederson for C-Dick?

    I like that he cut weight this offseason and I always believed that going to the AL East wouldn’t fully deflate his Coors Field-influenced counting stats.

    One cause for concern is his plantar fasciitis. Was that ever resolved? I felt like that injury is what damaged him more than even leaving Coors.

    I’ve always loved him, ever since you were high on him a couple years ago (I think you had him as a top-20 overall player two-three years ago).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it

  167. Adam says:
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    Would u drop W Contreras to pick up Grandal?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. Adam says:
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    Kepler or Souza?
    Owings or Caesar H ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler…Cesar

  169. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Conforto vs Eflin
    or
    Motter vs Chen

    Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  170. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Aubreu and Lester for Goldschmidt who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  171. Hugman says:
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    Papa Grey!
    1) Why did I drop Eric Thames?! (I actually know why, I’m impulsive, but I blame Counsel and Aguilar)

    2) Are you starting Mark Reynolds outside of Coors?

    3) Why are so many players wearing their eye black like The Ultimate Warrior this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. In some leagues, not in RCL 3. It’s their Face turn

  172. OaktownSteve says:
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    Heard you were looking for a scouting report on Ryon Healy. First and foremost, it does really look like he has the ability to barrel up the ball. He’s got good lift in his swing. The ball jumps off the bat. He’s also a big dude. When I first saw him he reminded me a bit of a slightly shorter Richie Sexon. I like the fact that he’s shown power to all fields and he uses the right center gap well.

    One thing that I think takes away from some of his value is he’s not a very good defensive player so he loses ABs to Alonzo and he’s part of the A’s crazy rotation. ZIPS has him for 135 GP and that seems about right.

    His Ks are up to start the season this year and I think that probably represents some league adjustments to him. But he does seem like a good enough hitter to make his own adjustments.

    The power looks very legit. There are six kinds of bias in what I’m about to say, but the home run he hit against the Angels when I was at the game was one of the most purely struck balls I’ve ever seen at the O.

    I think the A’s line up will limit his R+RBI totals.

    I’d project .270/70/25/75/0. Like him and think there’s upside for longer format leagues as he’ll co-anchor the Barreto/Chapman era when it arrives hopefully later this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he is what we thought, and no foulness coming on recently, and more just a cold bat of the last week… good stuff, thanks!

  173. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey, in an OBP league, is this the correct ranking?

    Haniger>Kemp>Fowler>Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig in front of Fowler

  174. Los Putos says:
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    Dump rupp for hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    By the way, another guy I scouted recently was Daniel Norris. Check this out:

    https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/gamefeed?game_pk=490244&type=away_pitchers&chart_view=pitch&chart_type=description&inning=&count=&batter_hand=&pitcher_hand=&filter=

    Check out the scatter chart on the upper left side of that page with Norris’ scatter chart for the game against the Indians. I think I counted 25 pitches above the strike zone. Virtually every one of those was a fastball where the target was down and in to a right hander. He could NOT finish that pitch and bury it down and in. He could with his off speed stuff but not with the fastball. Similarly he could locate the fastball away. Whenever the target was in, he flew wide open and the ball sailed high and wide. He missed location by at least 18 inches 20+ times. Luckily he missed so badly they basically all became waste pitches.

    The fastball is lively and the breaking stuff down is good. He ended up only allowing 2 hits but there were some loud outs and he pitched out of trouble. Still like him and see room for growth but I think the ceiling is limited right now due to fastball control.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff on Norris, he feels like a 2018 sleeper, or maybe 2nd half

  176. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Sounds like Nava could see a lot of PT along with Altherr and Stassi. Anyone on my pitching staff you’d feel comfortable dropping for one of them? I don’t myself, but could use some other pairs of eyes.

    My next two match-ups have weaker hitting, so I’m not sure anyone is worth dropping unless I can get some good NL-Only production out of one of the Phillies that will benefit most from Kendrick’s absence.

    Thanks!

    NL-Only 10-Team H2H 5×5 w/ OBP

    CA – Realmuto
    1B – GOLDY
    2B – LeMahieu
    3B – Franco
    SS – Villar
    INF – Solarte
    OF – Pollock, JOC, Grichuk, Brinson
    Util – Freese
    SPs – Cole, Hendricks, Roark, Nova, Moore, Folty, J. Garcia, Guerra
    RPs – Knebel, Montgomery, Phelps, Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop except maybe Brinson for Nava but kinda meh

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I really don’t want to drop Brinson. I’m hoping the Dodgers get Braun, and Brinson comes up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

  177. Scooterboy says:
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    Grey, since Marte tripped and fell on a steroid needle, I need to replace him. In a 8 team H2H league. A lot of choices on the waiver wire.
    1. Was hoping you could help me make up my mind.
    2. Would you drop Marte altogether or keep him on your bench, for when he comes back?

    Wire choices- Brantley, Ellsbury, Margot, Haniger, Beltran, Owings, Inciarte, Drury, Souza Jr, Heyward, Dickerson.

    Thanks a lot !!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Marte for Haniger

  178. Ground rule bubble says:
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    Yo G

    Whats the deal with Strasburg? He is pitching great, doesn’t he have a torn ligament in elbow?

    I got thrown out of draft room when I was drafting and he was autopick for me.

    Do I sell?
    Or are you buying him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t be buying, see where he is 100+ IP into the season

  179. shops says:
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    As always, thanks for all the work you and the Razz crew do.

    Pretty sure I know the answer but thought I’d ask anyway.

    I’ve been offered Lindor for Arrietta.

    Standard 10 team league. I have Brad Miller at SS now. My SP’S are Strasburg, Maeda, Salazar, Cole, McCullers, Nova and Walker.

    My offense is loaded just under performing right now.
    Goldy Odor Donaldson Trumbo Polanco Blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lindor

  180. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Justin Upton or Kinsler? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler…

  181. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    and braun laughs and laughs that these guys didn’t accept his invite to the conference….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: cruz and d.murphy were smart enough to attend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  182. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Hey bud!

    12 tm AL only dynasty – I’m speculating on saves as I only have Edwin Diaz as my sole closer. Who would you drop (if any) for Keone Kela. Luke Gregerson, Joe Kelly, Jose Leclerc?

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  183. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, last week I asked you if I should start Pence or Thames and you said Pence. However, by the time you had responded, my roster had already locked. What good luck for me! :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  184. FrankGrimes says:
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    Gausman or Garbageman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  185. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – same 12 team roto keeper league (+$3 inflation annually), what do you think of these counter offers I received trades where I would be receiving a $0 Thames? These are general frameworks proposed by the Thames owner, so all options that you like would be great to know in case he rejects some versions!

    1. $0 Thames (plus *maybe a small SP piece) for my $19 Danny Duffy.

    Weekly lineups, 6 SPs spots to use per week, my other SPs are Darvish, Hill, Nola, Nova, Gsellman, Eickhoff, Gsellman, Joe Ross, Ryu, Wood, and Leake.

    As a second piece, I could probably get Morton or maybe Cotton or Walker as a second piece with Thames, but not 100%.

    2. $0 Thames + (second piece) for $29 Polanco.

    The second piece here would be someone like a cheap Forsythe/Cesar/Calhoun or one of the secondary pieces I mentioned above. He also has an $11 Lamb and $6 Khris, but I doubt he’d throw one of those guys in unless I also gave someone like $3 Healy.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Will ask for Thames and one of Morton Cotton or Walker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  186. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    benintendi or Carlos santana ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  187. adam says:
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    would u trade chris davis for adam eaton?
    head to head league with OBP
    I can replace davis with Zimmerman or moreland
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s fair, prolly not

  188. Dhs_suck says:
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    Best DH RoS between V Mart, Vogt, Healy, Grossman, Matt Davidson in my roto points league where scoring is +1 for each total base, BB, run, RBI, SB and -1 for Ks

    typing that out makes me think its obviosly Vmart, but he’s old and off to a slow start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  189. Jack says:
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    I am having a hard time resisting the urge to pick up Starling Marte, who was just dropped in my league. My outfield is now Cespedes, K. Davis, Blackmon and either Pederson or Dickerson with J.D. Martinez on the D.L. Do I drop Pederson and sit on Marte for 3 months? Is that stupid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Marte

      • Jack says:
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        Cool. Damn shame, tho’….

  190. swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey: In weekly lock leagues, is Pederson a liability now that he’s once again sitting vs. lefties?

    I’m trying to decide if I’ll ever play him when there are always alternatives that aren’t platooning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be owned

  191. Frank Lynch says:
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    Should i drop Todd Frazier in 10 team points? I can grab Headley..?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Frank White says:
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        Thnx

  192. Stephen Lyon says:
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    What the hell is up with Abreu? Anything or nothing?

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: He was super frustrating to own last season as well.

      3 homers, .229 avg in April
      3 homers .252 avg in May

      Enjoy the painful ride.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t he garbage until June of last year? Make yourself comfortable

  193. Frank Lynch says:
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    If i already have my 2 closers should i drop Brach since he’s sharing the closer spot for only a week or so?

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I’d hold him if you’ve got room. Just in case Britton’s ‘forearm soreness’ turns out to be more serious.

    • Fausto

      Fausto says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Depends on league depth but i’d HOLD forearms are the precursor to TJ surgery.

  194. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Thames 2/2 with two doubles and two runs … niice

    • Bigly Leagues says:
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      @Bigly Leagues:

      Now 3/3, but only got a stupid single on the third at-bat >:[

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bigly!

  195. 740 says:
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    Grey,
    need advice. 10team h2h cats
    once JD comes back who to drop?

    THANK U!

    C Salvador Perez, KC C

    1B Wil Myers, SD 1B S

    2B Cesar Hernandez, Phi 2B

    3B Kris Bryant, ChC 3B, OF

    SS Francisco Lindor, Cle SS

    2B/SS Dansby Swanson, Atl SS

    1B/3B Greg Bird, NYY 1B

    OF Lorenzo Cain, KC OF

    OF Steven Souza Jr., TB OF

    OF Mitch Haniger, Sea OF

    OF Aaron Judge, NYY OF

    OF Avisail Garcia, CWS OF, DH

    UTIL Kendrys Morales, Tor DH

    Bench Jean Segura*, Sea SS, 2B  DL10

    Bench Jake Lamb, Ari 3B S

    DL J.D. Martinez*, Det OF  DL10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is JD even close? Avisail if he came back tomorrow

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        he’s close. prolly another 2weeks….hopefully!

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @740: Either Souza or Garcia will come crashing back down to earth by the time JD gets activated. It’ll sort itself out.

  196. Oppo Taco says:
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    Shaw or Castellanos at 3B? Thanks

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Oppo Taco: dr castellanos is my travel agent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  197. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty, drop hoover or hembree to get altavilla, dropped likely due to whis whip being quite ugly, but he’s got an insane K rate and is used in the 8th or at least 7th. holds/relief wins/relief appearances/K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: if not for hoover’s
        1. weak ass competition
        2. pretty good start in around 6 or so innings this year

        this wouldn’t even be close to a question in my mind. well there is the possible hembree job loss if thornburg or carson ever come back.

  198. FrankGrimes says:
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    Why did I take Villar I coulda had jose rameriz much later!

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I don’t get it. Jose is hitting well but you drafted Villar for steals, right? Ramirez has 0 so far.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @swaggerjackers:
        Not only for bags. Jose prolly had like 20 last year tho.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @FrankGrimes: i’m not freaking out on villar yet and i likely have him in a higher % of leagues (could be wrong on that one, but i had him in a lot of dynasties from last year, and grabbed him again in multiple this year too)

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!:
            It’s too early to freak out
            I’m just annoyed I have MULTIPLE
            Players off to slow starts ( sad emoji )

            • Stephen Lyon says:
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              @FrankGrimes: I hear that, Grimey. Martin, Miggy, Abreu, Story, Trumbo, Leonys. Blech.

            • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              @FrankGrimes: i think we all do
              1. trumbo (3 or 4 leagues)
              2. villar (at least 5)
              3. story (just one, albeit my biggest money league)
              4. marte (just ONE thank god but a dynasty)
              5. miggy (2 or 3)
              6. stanton (at least 6)
              7. segura (this one might not turn out bad)
              8. rajai (yes in leagues deep enough where i can’t just go grab better)
              9. kepler (at least 7)
              10. g.sanchez (3 or 4 all dynasties or deep enough keepers)
              11. treat urner (might be ok here too, 3 all dynasties or big money)
              there’s postitives too, have harper and/or freeman in quite a few spots.

              • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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                @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: i am happy to say i don’t have russell martin/leonys/abreu absolutely anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  199. Brett says:
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    Buxton or Broxton who do you cut first?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Brett:
      Buxton but either one really.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @FrankGrimes: buxton unless dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

  200. Nightpandas says:
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    Just got offered Dahl for my Marte in a keeper league….from the first place team

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Nightpandas:
      How many keepers? How long you can keep them?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @FrankGrimes: 11 keepers, same forever if you want, 15 team league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, that’s deeper… Yeah, that’s not as obvious… I still like the idea of Dahl tho, he was a top 75 guy prior to his injury…Tough call, but I’d gamble on Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh thought you took it…Take it

  201. Shujun says:
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    Addison Russell (6th round keeper) for Fulmer (last round keeper) straight up in a OBP/SLG and QS league? I’m set with Lindor and Bogaerts already at SS. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison side

  202. William Hung says:
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    Can’t run fast enough to add Shawn Kelley

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      @William Hung: He’s worth an add, but multiple TJSs and hasn’t ever topped 58 innings in an MLB season (as a soon to be 33-year-old). Don’t think he’s the long-term guy.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Big Magoo: Forgot about Koda Glover – who I originally drafted before Dusty was “forced” (not sure if it was confirmed if Nats GM forced Dusty to roll with Treinen) to pick Treinen

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Big Magoo: he was also a top 15 overall RP last year and you know for sure dusty is scared of rookies in these roles.

        • Big Magoo

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          @William Hung: @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Kelley has the skills, but not the durability. Tough to see him throwing in back-to-back game consistently, let alone three out of four.

          Glover is the unknown. I agree that Dusty wold have a short leash with him.

          Don’t think the Nats’ 2017 saves leader is currently on the roster.

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            @Big Magoo: yeah yr right, n.jones might be best stash here (if possible, mostly isn’t for me)

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Big Magoo: Holy grammar, Batman! Proofread, you fool!

  203. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Treinen has nasty stuff, but he couldn’t find the strike zone to save his life tonight. Pulled after loading the bases and then walking in a run. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Nats and Rangers going after Robertson hard over the next few weeks.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Big Magoo:
      Glover time!

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @FrankGrimes: except kelley has been used in these spots. i’m now dumping glover for rosie all over. just watched stone buddha look like utter shit yet again (gave away two outs botching a routine out at 1st AND then terrible throw home which gave away a 2nd out which should’ve been a double play home to 1st). stone buddha can’t K anybody and never threw hard in the first place and now looks completely rattled. might’ve injured himself playing in that nationalism contest in preseason.

      • Big Magoo

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        @FrankGrimes: He should get his shot. Not sure if he’s ready yet based on his early outings, but you never know. Has good stuff.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @Big Magoo: rosie has looked like the healthy 2 year ago version (NOT the healthy 3 year ago with worst BB rate of any closer ever with that many saves in MLB history)

          • Big Magoo

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            @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Should’ve specified that I was referring to Glover my above comment. I think that Oh has a decent leash, but agree that Rosenthal is a decent spec play.

  204. Raoul Duke says:
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    That was one of the stranger endings to a game I have seen in a long time. Kelley had to get the third out twice.

  205. Fausto

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    Gausman just hung a Kevin Garnett line** on fellow owners ERA/WHIP with 20.00 Point /4.00 Assist GEM!
    I guess im writing this one off along with Lackey’s last start and my first place reign for 2 days?

    Its April 18th
    – Cesar Hernandez has more HR than Rizzo/Cruz combined
    – Rizzo has more SB than Cesar/Cruz Combined
    – Cruz has um….Cruz translates from spanish to english as ”cross’. ‘

    **Yes are Kevin Garnett’s career averages(i googled them for this post).

    Adding Gsellman on every team possible if im going down im making sure the 2 guys that do it Have S’s and G’s in their last names.

      • Fausto

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        @FrankGrimes: im SnGn Gsellman then, playing for upside didnt check SON. going on gut..hes got philly all it cost me was archie bradley whom i had for ratios/ks…i can grab a ton of high k RP to fill that slot.. so S’s and Silent G’s it is.

  206. ElBoss says:
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    Grey, I’m sorry I ever defended Raul Mondesi, he needs to get thrown back on the grill cuz that boy is still raw, add some seasoning a little pepper perhaps.

  207. Johnc says:
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    Are either or both Domingo Santana and Heyward upgrades over Granderson, Dyson, Renfroe? Yes, my OF sucks. This is a 12 teamer ugh.

    • Fausto

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      @Johnc:
      Dear John,
      Domingo over Grandy
      Dyson for steals
      Renfroe for HR
      Heyward for a risk/reward.
      Sincerly,
      Im in an 18tm and this is what id do.

  208. marimon says:
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    Any worth owning over Garrett Richards? thanks!

    Musgrove, Gsellman (someone dropped), Leake, Chase Anderson, Devenski, Peralta, Amir Garrett, McCarthy, Hellickson, Triggs, Glasnow

    • Fausto

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      @marimon: Mccarthy, Devenski, Gsellman

  209. Fausto

    Fausto says:
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    McCarthy, Devenski

  210. rob c says:
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    What’s cracking hope your week is going better than mine.
    Std 6×6 head to head

    I have correa Gordon machado drury and Swanson in my middle infield with a slice of Bregman….

    Would you think it is to early to cut ties with Swanson I have him only playing in the utility role sparingly let me know your thoughts I was thinking about dropping him and picking up Martin Perez for the umpteenth time this year for his match up tomorrow he has been Rock solid in this daytime match up’s he is really my only expendable guy at the moment and either way he will be cut to get JD off my IR hopefully later this week I also have cron. Who is expendable;

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