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I wonder if Freddie Freeman has Fletch-like dreams where he pictures himself with a huge afro and his name is Freddie World B. Freeman.  “He’s actually 6-5, with the afro, 6-9.  Pretty good hands, loves to hit ones deep.  His club is behind by three, and World B. Freeman drains a three-run homer!  Wow, was that some kind of hit.  You know this kid from the gritty streets of Orange County, California sure can play.”  By the way, gritty in Orange County refers to a Sonic Drive-In that has a B grade from the Health Department.  So, yesterday, Freeman put up those stats that I told you to pay a 2nd round price for — 4-for-5, 3 runs, and a double slam (1, 2) and legs (1), hitting .346 on the year.  I was truly perplexed how low I saw some people ranking Freeman in the preseason.  If anything, I think a stronger case could’ve been made to have Freeman ranked above Miggy, who was a consensus top 12 pick everywhere.  Guess Freeman could use the name Mr. Under-ranked when he sneaks into country clubs to visit Dansby Swanson (1-for-5, 1st homer, hitting .179).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

PSYCHE!  Before we get to the roundup, just wanted to announce that all Player Raters are now running with rest of the season stats, and all player pages now have injury news at the top of their pages.  Click a player’s name, say Ian Desmond, and you’ll see it.  I have faith in you!  Anyway II, the roundup:

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00 vs. Gerrit Cole 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.55 – This matchup was of one pitcher you expect to be worse than he always is, and one pitcher you expect to be better than he always is, and the pitcher who is always better was better, and the pitcher who’s always worse was just that.  Sometimes, the dress is blue and gold and looks blue and gold.

Starling Marte – 4-f0r-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, a game-winner.  He hit for the fake news cycle — three singles and a home run.

Collin McHugh – Shut down for six weeks with a posterior impingement of his elbow.  WebMD defines a posterior impingement of an elbow as getting your elbow stuck in your rear.  Gives a whole new meaning to elbow grease!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.64.  Got the tough-luck no decision though, because Luke Gregerson gave up six runs in a third of an inning, which had fantasy owners wishing they didn’t grab Gregerson just so they could imitate Darth Vader with, “Luke, you are my waiver fodder.”  Being a nerd gets you in trouble, that’s rule one.

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  I’m crushing so hard on McCullers I’m buying a Trapper Keeper just to write “Grey McCullers” all over it to see what our married name would look like.

George Springer – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Between him and Marwin Gonzalez ( 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and 3rd homer), the Astros have been able to buoy themselves with Bregman (0-for-5, hitting .167) and Altuve (2-for-5, 1st steal, hitting .200) struggling early.  They’re getting Marwin pardons.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Two starts, two sparkles.  I’m about to apply a unicorn sticker to my computer where Duffy’s name is.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Moistasskiss!

Salvador Perez – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, which was his 4th HR in 4 games.  He’ll cool off at some point, but I’ll give Perez this, he’s like the Doc Martens of catchers.  Not always pretty, but they are durable.

Nate Karns – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.11.  I prefer Kwik-E-Mart.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks in Tampa.  Aaron Sanchez opened the basket, saw a Ray, tofu and sofrito, and made a dish he called Rays so-FU’d.

Chris Archer – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Archer tries to take from the rich teams and give back to his poor team, but he just returns with no decisions.

Marco Estrada – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.73 vs. Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  This game was billed as Ponch vs. Not Poached, but Ponch was the one who had his goose eggs broken.

Josh Donaldson – Hit his 2nd homer, but left the game with a problem with his calf that bothered him all spring.  I ranked him lower than most, and I wasn’t about to draft him, but I should’ve ranked him even lower and wrote a schmohawk post for him.  I blame no one but myself.  Actually, I blame you, but pretend to blame myself.  As I said all preseason, the Jays are not going to be good this year and Donaldson is about to come back to earth.  He says he can return on Tuesday, but we’ll see.

Jesus Sucre – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Sweet Jesus!

Steven Souza – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .417.  On one of my teams that is doing slightly, insanely, adverbly well so far, I’ve been playing the sweet tunes of Souza all season.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .360.  He was in Friday’s Buy, prior to that he was mentioned as a hot schmotato, and now he’s moving towards, “How do you not own him yet?” territory.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.69.  Apparently, someone’s in the business of teaching me a lesson for not ranking them.  Lesson learned, class dismissed at University of California at Ervin.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Could he help Buxton (0-for-4, hitting .077)?  Because right now Buxton’s not swinging it, he’s winging it.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .389.  Hot schmotato alert!

Cam Bedrosian – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday.  The Sciosciapath said Bedrosian wouldn’t be limited to pitching the ninth and used in high leverage situations in the 7th and 8th.  He added, “Your fantasy teams can suck it!”  Then danced around flapping his arms.  I own Andrew Bailey in one league for the occasional save.

Matt Shoemaker – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.71.  The Cobbler got eaten alive.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Not bad for the 9th round!  Wait, that was last year, I don’t own him this year.  Carry on.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!  Not like, “Hey, Mitch, don’t kill my vibe,” but more like I’m talking to a third person and telling them that Mitch is good and keeps my vibe going.  Perhaps I should say, Mitch does not kill my vibe.

Edwin Diaz – 2/3 IP, 3 ER to cap off a 7-run ninth loss.  That was epic in the bad way.  Like taking four hours to illegally download The Avengers, only to realize at the end you’ve downloaded a Ralph Fiennes/Uma Thurman movie.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!  If you can pull it off, I’d do an early season sell on Iwakuma with his six walks to four Ks thru two games.

Gary Sanchez – Hit the 10-day DL with a biceps strain.  True story, I mumbled something about Gary Sanchez being out, and Cougs was like, “I didn’t know your agent got your script to Will Ferrell.”  And I was like, “Men are from Mars yadda and all, but what are you talking about, woman?”  Then she reminded me Gary Sanchez Productions is Will Ferrell’s company.  Ah, Cougs, Ted and I had a good laugh over some fro-yo.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .211.  The pitch screamed out of the park, “…jury and executioner…”  Was hard to make out the first part.

Kevin Gausman – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.40.  In, like, your 4th professional season, you can’t be having blow ups like you’re a rookie.

Wade Miley – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (7 BBs!), 5 Ks.  Who ordered the Official Wade Miley Range Model Air Rifle BB Gun?

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He gave up four runs three times last year, and his April ERA was 3.91 in 2016, so there might be some sweet ‘buying low’ action in a couple of weeks.

Robert Gsellman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  As of right now, we hear all of Gsellman’s elbow tendons are still intact.  I repeat, still intact.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Took him a week to get a start and a homer.  I say it takes him about three weeks to have the job full-time and about six weeks to be on all mixed league teams.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  What’s more oblique, the Marlins called up a Riddle?  J.T. Riddle, that is.  Though, Miguel Rojas will become the everyday starter and is as questionable as Riddle, though more literally than figuratively.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He was in my Friday Buy, and the Stream-o-Nator turned his lonely eyes to him.

Stephen Piscotty – Out after banging his knee, which happened the game he returned from being out for banging his head three times in one inning.  Piscotty is quickly turning into the “Merely a flesh wound” guy.

Bronson Arroyo – 4 IP, 6 ER.  This start was appropriately enough against the Cardinals since starting Arroyo is its own form of a Hail Mary.

Adam Duvall – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .348.  I got the sense in the preseason no one wanted back in on Duvall, though he seems like a younger Trumbo, who is a younger Encarnacion.  The Russian nesting dolls of power.

Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (1 BB), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  I ignored Graveman so much coming out of the preseason, I didn’t even mention him in my roundup after his first start.  If you haven’t noticed, I skip starters that don’t matter for fantasy, unless they did something of note (Guthrie), or starters are skipped if they’re so good they’re owned everywhere and had no value change (Kershaw).  The ones that we should be focusing on are the starters that are unownable and getting better.  With that said, Graveman should’ve been mentioned after his first start, and should be owned in all leagues.  For whatever reason, Graveman went from being a weak contact, 5+ K/9 guy to one now throwing a 95-MPH sinker that can induce grounders and a 8+ K/9.  I just gulped.  He suddenly has Cy Young Keuchel-type possibility.

Sean Manaea – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Someone’s been hanging out with Robbie Ray and Pineda!

Joey Gallo – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He’s going to get sent down or to the bench any day now for Beltre, which is criminal, like chewing gum in Taiwan.  *someone on the streets of Taiwan opens their trench coat*  “Psst, you want some Bubblicious?”

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Blackmon hit that homer off Maeda, and you know someone was watching this game back in Japan thoroughly confused why the announcer was calling the hitter Blackmon.

Zack Greinke – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m sure JB will talk about Greinke on our next podcast, and I’m sure I will dismiss him with something like, “Yeah.  Okay.  Cool.”  That sounds like a podcast I need to tune into if I were you!

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.80.  It would be my luck that I was all-in on this guy last year, and now this year he puts it together.  I’m not picking him up in mixed leagues yet, but I am eyeing him like a cyclops with a monocle.

Chris Owings – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (1) and a double legs (3, 4), hitting .360.  Feels like the type of guy who you love in NL-Only leagues, but doesn’t stop you from looking at the newest shiny toy on waivers in mixed leagues.

Melvin Upton Jr. – Signed a minor league deal with the Giants.  Too bad he no longer goes by his nickname.  That would’ve been a hit in San Fran.

Wil Myers – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and Yangervis Solarte (3-for-4, 2nd homer) helped the Padres to a close loss, which is a small victory!

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Luckily he went against a Sawx team that was fighting the flu like a drunk chimney sweep.

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .263.  Is this the worst name change since Kendry added an S?  Did Castellanos’ mom yell at him this offseason that his great-grandfather, who he was named after, hated the name Nick?  Did he get met by some Mexican women in an alley and they insisted he add ‘cholas’ to his name?  I got questions, y’all!

Daniel Norris – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks. I like how the first suggestion in Google for this guy is “Daniel Norris van.”  There should be a Daniel Norris VanGraphs.  Could have Heatmaps about where in the van is the hottest during winter months, Plate Discipline about what he can’t eat because he doesn’t have a fully-functioning kitchen, and Spray Charts to show what the random stains around his van are.  As for Norris’ start, his velocity was fine, but his command was shaky.  I’d give him another start.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ed-Rod was hurt by homers from Iglesias and McCann, i.e. church and almost Arizona state.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners (11 hits), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  The funniest (not funny) is accusing Prospector Ralph of liking the Sawx, which is his favorite team, then asking him if he likes Porcello.  He’ll be like, “I don’t like the Red Sox any better than any other team for fantasy, but Porcello is gonna be a mahnster.  Go Sawx!”

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Headed for an MRI as he deals with a hyperextended knee.  He says he can play through it, though he would like his right cleats about a quarter of an inch longer so he’s not walking like a penguin.

Hanley Ramirez – Out until at least Tuesday with the flu.  The flu bug that’s going around the Red Sox clubhouse is like the chicken pox episode of The Brady Bunch.  No one is safe!  And Brock Holt is totally Alice.

Sandy Leon – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .438.  Cousin Oliver!

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  All I’ll say is he was great until June last year too, throwing no-hitters and shizz.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .231.  I know it’s against the sports website law to say multiple negative things about the Cubs, and never second-guess Joe Maddon, but why is Schwarber batting leadoff?  Are we living in a time now that historians will look back on as the era when guys who shouldn’t be hitting leadoff hit leadoff?  Is Michael Lewis writing a book?

Domingo Santana – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Well, we know he can hit on Sundays.  Got six more days to prove out.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks, but left Sunday’s game with a forearm cramp.  No need to cue Eddie Vedder yet for a, “Jeremy’s broken….”

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 3 ER, though not even the sphinctory can help this FEMA.  For a while last year, he was the best closer who sounded vaguely like a Swedish auteur.  This year, he looks like what his name translates literally into, Levi’s in the ocean.  You know when you get jeans wet?  That’s how comfortable Jeanmar has looked in the closer role all year.  I’d own Hector Neris in every league, and I’d even back him up with Joaquin Benoit and Pat Neshek.  There’s no way Jeanmar gets another opportunity.

Joe NathanNationals re-signed him to a minors deal.  Considering Dusty’s throwing every reliever every day, shortly they’re gonna have nothing left but lips and ass, which made Nathan’s famous.

Trea Turner – Likely out a few days with a hamstring pull.  Dusty said, “I don’t think he pulled it too badly.”  Hopefully Dusty doctors better than he manages.

Jeremy Guthrie – 2/3 IP, 10 ER, the Saturday start that happened on his birthday.  If you’re going to drop a ten-spot that quickly on your birthday, it should at least involve some exotic dancing.

 
  1. Jonathan Velasquez says:
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    Two questions.

    A. Who would you play on Monday? Austin Hedges at Coors or Sandy Leon who has been hitting decently on recent days?

    B. Which side would you prefer in a Polanco for Freeman deal?

  2. Matt says:
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    Hi grey. Two questions

    A. Trade offer. Freeman for my Polanco. Which side do you prefer?

    B. Who would you play today? Sandy Leon at DET or Austin Hedges at Coors?

  3. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Currently have Daniel Norris as the weakest pitcher out of my pitching core. Joe Ross and Blake Snell are on waviers. Would you drop Peraza or Ryon Healy to picked up either Ross or Snell or drop Norris for one of those 2? Thanks

    • Eric J Lyman says:
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      @Illuminatty: Seems like a no-brainer to drop Norris for Snell.

  4. Shitwolf says:
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    hey Grey enjoyed the write up! had a few questions…. prepare for my quizmastering!

    A) weekly league do i start D Travis or hope turner gets back?
    ‘B )if Hector Nerris gets the job would you rather him or Treinan?
    C)Current weakest hitters: Travis, Margot and, Bird would you swap any for Dickersonn, Solerte Piscotty or Dahl?
    P and Dahl would be off WW but I’m not sure I want to use my #2 on them
    D) worth the WW?

    thanks homie

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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      @Shitwolf: Was at the Padre home opener. Drop Margot ? Seriously ?
      Dahl is rehabbing. He’s a stud. Margot’s a stud. You must be in an 8 team league if their your weakest hitters. Yeah, everyone knows that Bird has sucked. Turned sprained his hammy. A good hammy is necessary to steal bases. Solarte for Bird is a no brainer. Dahl may be back in early May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shitwolf: A. Devon B. Neris D) Yeah, Piscotty over Travis, Dahl over Margot

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        Dahl higher priority for ww correct?

        Hugs and kisses

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  5. TTRA1N says:
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    Sooo.. You only like Chris Owings in NL only leagues?

    • Cram It says:
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      @TTRA1N: That’s not what he said.

  6. Fister Furbush says:
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    Nova
    Wacha
    Duffy
    Bundy
    Fulmer

    Go figure that this rotation would help get me a win the first week of the season! I’m either really lucky or really have no idea what I’m doing.

  7. Nick says:
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    Grey

    Piscotty doesn’t know, i’ll drop him for Dick-erson?

    trade offer : (in regular league: no Keepers / dynasty)
    DeGrom + Wainwright for my Bundy + Paxton ?

    DG should be a top fantasy ace for 2017
    Bundy and Paxton are HOT…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nick: deGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Hold Piscotty… Agree w/ F

  8. Fister Furbush says:
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    Also, do you have any faith in Brantley becoming a useful asset any time soon?

    I know that the Indians are batting him 2nd and they’ve talked about moving him to first base…
    I’ve got him in multiple leagues and I’m already thinking of dropping him like it’s hot.

  9. Matt says:
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    Buxton is driving me insane! Hopefully he and Kepler put it together. I don’t want to drop anybody less than a month into the season.

    On the bright side someone did drop T. Story and I gladly added him off waivers.

    Would you add Neris and drop: Feliz/Grilli?

    Also do you start players on your bench on off days? It feels like my BA is getting murdered expecially with Buxton/Joesph/Rendon.

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @Matt: Drop Grilli for Neris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Do I start players on my bench on off days? Own Neris

  10. Chris says:
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    Took Freeman as my first round pick in 7 player keeper league so pretty happy with his output today. Question: next period sees me in a bind. Do I start Pineda at home vs Rays or Dylan Bundy at Boston? Third option is Jharel Cotton at Kansas (yeah nah). Fourth option is bench the lot of them. I’m leaning towards Pineda but he’s f**ked my team so many times in the past…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: If you’re not starting Pineda there, you might as well drop him.

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: Thanks Cram It and Grey. Went with your advice and scored 41 points.

  11. Grey:

    Do you think there’s anything wrong with Shoemaker? I couldn’t watch the game. But he seems to be having control issues so far compared to last year.

    And are you writing Maeda’s start off to Coors?

    Last question: Would you drop Broxton for Souza in a 14-team roto league? Or do we need to be more patient with Broxon?

    Thanks!

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Enrique: Shoemaker is getting ahead of hitters but can’t put them away. He’s getting swinging strikes for strikes 1 and/or 2, but once he gets to 2 strikes, hitters focus on his fastball and ignore the splitter. And if he hangs a splitter, like with Cano, it can get taken for a ride.

      He needs a cutter or a slider that he can use with his fastball/splitter like a traditional pitcher would use a changeup if he can’t regularly put his splitter where he wants it.

      • enrique says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop: Thanks a lot for the insights!

        He was so effective and accurate last year, and what I read from spring training seemed to have the same stuff. Have you seen anything to indicate what has changed?

        • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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          @enrique: Nothing has changed. His velocity might be down 1 MPH or so. He was occasionally hitting 93-94 last season, and I haven’t seen that yet.

          He’s really a mediocre pitcher with a great strategy – throw your best pitch as frequently as possible, and get ahead of hitters. If he can get to 93 consistently or add a third pitch, he could be great. As it is, he’ll still have excellent games and stretches of starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: No, yeah… I’d give Broxton another week

  12. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey. What are your thoughts on my 12 team keeper league. Keep 10 players
    OBP, Total bases, Rbi, R, SB
    Era, whip, K, qs+wins, holds+saves

    C- Norris, Soto
    1b- jose Abreu
    2b- jose altuve
    Ss- diaz (stl)
    3b- Arenado
    Ci-tommy Joseph
    Mi- Devon travis
    Of- harper, Marte, Bautista, Mazara, O. Herrera
    U- Max Kepler
    Bench- Napoli
    Sp- Kluber, maeda, salazar, stroman, manaea, shoemaker
    Rp- Herrera, Bedrosian, Neris
    Bench- Joe Ross, Ian snell, perdomo, Mike montGomery

    Minors- Gleyber Torres, Eloy Jimenez, Anthony Alford, Tom murphy, Derek Fisher, Josh hader, Mitch Keller

    Im hoping tom murphy can come back healthy and take over one the the catching spot? Thoughts on my team?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cabby: Looks solid, Soto didn’t do enough for you this week?

  13. Stephen Lyon says:
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    SON rather likes Skaggs v TEX on Tuesday. It’s got a screw loose, right?

    • Damon says:
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      @Stephen Lyon:
      I picked him up based on SON. Interestingly doesn’t like the next start at KC, though.

      • Jensen says:
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        @Grey: Holding him and benching him vs TEX or drop him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on the league

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: And Wood @ Wrigley tonight? Another no-go, right?

        I grabbed him for some MR goodness from the SP slot but this doesn’t appeal as a start that anything good can come out of…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  14. Packers says:
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    Nice round up. Going back to Karns, in Missouri you may like the Kum and Go store.

  15. Nitro says:
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    10 team HTH points league. Would you drop Piscotty for:
    Haniger
    Margot
    Souza
    Heyward
    Renfroe?

    If so, who would be your #1 choice?

    Thanks

  16. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Drop hammel for graveman? Man my pitching sucks

  17. Bosox says:
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    Graveman over finnegan or maeda?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bosox: no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosox: Could see over Finnegan, but coin flip really

  18. Nittanychris says:
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    Please rank these back end, AL only SPs. Standard 5×5 Roto categories. Thanks!

    Jesse Hahn, Oak
    Phil Hughes, Min
    Jesse Chavez, Laa

  19. B-man says:
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    “BJ” Upton and Cousin Oliver! Grey, man, you’re the best.

  20. Jake says:
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    Two questions:
    1. Should I drop Buxton?
    2. Pick a side Points League: Kershaw, Travis, Piscotty for Darvish Blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: 1. For? 2. You keep asking about the same trade? Take Darvish

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: 1. Dickerson 2. No, why? but thanks.

  21. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you had a nice weekend.

    Do you like Mitch Haniger or Corey Dickerson over one of my Max Kepler or Rajai Davis?

    Also I dropped Jason hammel for Finnegan.. thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Dickerson over Kepler

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Josh-NYC: unless you really need the speed, i would add both Haniger and Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: All depends on needs…. I like Haniger

      Sounds fine

  22. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Kepler for Dickerson, Calhoun, Hanigan or hold?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kas: Kepler over Dickerson

      • Kas says:
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        @Cram It:
        In other posts you’re saying the reverse. Which one is it??

        • Cram It says:
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          @Kas: My point exactly. It’s your last OF spot. They’re basically the same player, except Dickerson is performing better at this very moment. And whichever one you pick up, you’ll be dropping for some other OF hot bat injection in 2 weeks. I like Haniger ROS but again, Dickerson is hot right now.

          • Kas says:
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            @Cram It: sorry I should have been more clear. Those aren’t my OF I was asking who you liked best. I currently have Kepler and was looking to drop for one of those guys…

            • Cram It says:
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              @Kas: I like Haniger best.

              • Kas says:
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                @Cram It:
                Too late. Someone already picked him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Haniger

  23. Mlballer says:
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    Dickerson or Parra for the hot bat injection while I wait for my lineup to wake up?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Mlballer: Parra is in COL M-W

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Was cracking up at the Diaz blurb! Same thing happened to me when that movie first came out on DVD…I rented the generic DVD case that said Avengers and expected zero British people and definitely less than one weather machine.

    1. Which 3B do you like in H2H OBP OPS (no AVG) leagues?

    Lamb (my current guy)
    Frazier
    Moistasskiss
    Shaw

    2. Same league as above, which is 3 OF (Harper, Blackmon, and a platoon of Joc and Broxton):

    Would you drop Broxton for Margot @Coors and/or in general? Parra is also out there…

  25. MattyM says:
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    Standard points league. How do you rank Glasnow, Cobb and Cotton as two-start adds for this week? And do you rank them differently ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattyM: I don’t know their matchups

  26. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Sooooo, how many K’s did McCrullers have?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I have a typo

  27. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    We get 4 adds per week. Should I be using one of them to add Benoit (I already have Neris) or Dickerson (would be rotated in and out of my bench)? I’d be dropping Matt Bush, whom I own on a speculative basis.

    12-team mixed h2h redraft w 5×5 scoring

    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Polanco, Renfroe, Duvall; Util – Santana; Bench – Benintendi; SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Finnegan, Morton; RP – Holland, K-Rod, Treinen, Neris, Bush

      • Not Your Average Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        Benoit got named closer. Someone else grabbed him first. :’-(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

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

    Drop anyone to pick up Corbin? I kinda wanna hang on to Berrios. Davies?

    sp-pineda, deGrom, salazar, strailly, bundy, davies, gray, nova, quintana, berrios
    dl-smyly

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FeverDog: Not sure why you want to hang on to those two…If you don’t have an NA slot for Berrios I’d lose him first…Davies is a close second though

  29. Wil says:
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    Looks like Graveman may have went from MediOAKer streamer to season long oh hi thank you my I have some more!

    On a sad note, Max Kepler….

    0 home runs, 0 steals (on zero attempts) 2 runs and 1 rbi over the first week of the season. No chance this guy sniffs a top 100 player in 2017. :(

  30. The great knoche says:
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    Round 49NFBC Miguel Rojas! Wait it’s too soon, way too soon.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: happy for one week. Leading in batting and middle pack in pitching. 3rd overall.

        My Manaea, Cotton and Skaggs love hasn’t quite manifested on the field. Today’s the day!

        • Grey

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          Nice!

  31. Stevie says:
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    In your medical crystal ball, who plays more this week? Piscotty or Bradley, or neither, or who the heck knows

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Stevie: Piscotty. You don’t hyperextend your knee and get back to normal in a couple days. He could be back for the weekend series, but don’t be surprised if he’s 10/DL’d. I picked up Dickerson to play for Bradley.

    • Grey

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      @Stevie: Agree w/ ‘poop

  32. Lt says:
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    Grey, good stuff man. You’re too nice not rubbing it in when Sanchez goes down. Don’t draft catchers early, SEE! In a weekly lineup league, 12 team 5×5 h2h. JB jr has the MRI today so I want to avoid him for the week. I have Brantley on my bench. Can pickup Dickerson, Kepler (best 2 based on rankings and schmotato talk), who do you like for the week? Also thought about the Padres OF (forget his name, Kewalski?) maybe cf lefty who is facing mostly righties all week. Brantley, Dickerson, Kepler for the week? Thanks man

    • Lt says:
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      @Lt: JANKOWSKI!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Lt: dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! Dickerson

  33. Synyster says:
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    Got my coffee, sit at my desk and pull this up first thing in the morning. This is how a Monday should be! Good stuff!

    I’m a bit concerned that some of my top guys (riz,turner,story,stanton) have yet to hit a HR, to early for the panic button?

    Would you move anyone below for some pitching? Ervin Santana, Jordan Zim, Brandon McCarthy, Bundy, are all avail. We do the typical ERA,WHIP,K,W,S, and added QS this year. Or hold?

    C-Perez, 1b-Rizzo, 2b-T.Turner, 3b-J.Turner, SS-Story, OF-Stanton, OF-Marte, OF-Duvall, Util-C.Santana, Bench-Mazara,Kepler

    SP-Verlander, SP-McCullers, P-Cole, P-Gray, P-Maeda, P-Nova, P-Salazar, P-Folty, RP-Melancon, RP-Holland, RP-Bedrosian

    Thx!!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Synyster: I wouldn’t worry about Stanton if he’s healthy. He’ll soon have weeks where it seems like he’s hitting bombs everyday.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Synyster: It has been one week. Please can we stop with the overreacting/panicking on good players. PLEASE. I beg of you, I beg of you all.

      • M says:
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        @Cram It: as Grey would say-small sample size (that’s what she said)

        • Cram It says:
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          @M: That’s what everyone should be saying…except “she”.

      • Mad Beach Bums says:
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        @Cram It:
        So don’t drop betts for Souza jr?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Cram It:
        I agree 100% with Cram!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Synyster: Get rid of them all and start over..Fuck it.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Synyster: the only guys you should be thinking about dropping are your late round / low dollar guys. If any of your studs did this in the middle of the season, it would go completely unnoticed.

    • Grey

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      @Synyster: Thanks! Folty for Bundy

  34. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Great first week of updates, you are in mid-season form… I had Tanaka’s first start (and end of second start) plus Diaz’ blown save bookend 20+ scoreless innings. So just your typical fantasy baseball rollercoaster. Viva el beisbol imaginario!

  35. Wil says:
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    Just cut Kepler for the sweet sounds of Souza. You hate it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Sounds fine

  36. Luvdarooks says:
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    I have deshields this in an OBP
    Would either J Aguilar or alterr be better ROS?
    If so who?

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @Luvdarooks:

      Seems like no one there is getting much playing time. Aguilar, Deshields, Altherr would be my ranking but I’d see if you can pick someone up who’s actually playing.

  37. bigbear says:
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    Who’s starting Pineda against TB today? If he stinks, he’s getting dropped like a deuce.

    • sportivetricks says:
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      @bigbear:

      I second this emotion. SoN is tempting the schnizznack out of me to start him . . . but he’s stilll Pineda.

      Grey, I know you said to sell on Friday, but if he’s in there, does pre-season you have any confidence in saying “F-it” and starting him?

      Also, Taijuan Walker.

      Love yas!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @bigbear: If you’re not starting him here, you might as well drop him.

  38. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    SON likes Musgrove @SEA ($7) more than Fatolo @MIA (-$5).

    Feel like I should go with Fatz though, right?

  39. Five-On-One says:
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    Drop DeShields or Kepler (or both) for any of Souza, Dickerson or Conforto?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-On-One: Dickerson over Kepler

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Cram It: So, top two from the five listed are Dickerson and DeShields?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Five-On-One: I mean, Dickerson and Souza are right now, so that’s what I’d got with…for now. Unless Conforto is going to play everyday, which we don’t know at this very moment.

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @Five-On-One: I would add Souza and Dickerson

  40. G says:
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    Been trying to trade Buxton and obviously can’t get anything bites. I didn’t want to shamefully drop him as one owner pointed out (and which I denied and tried to tout faith in Buxton) – but should I just make the drop for Renfroe or Benoit?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @G: I would try to hold him a bit longer. I’m a Twins fan, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Give him another week

  41. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H (Max Acquisitions per Week: 6)
    Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, AVG
    Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

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

    (1) DL: Rodon

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
    (2) RP: Bedrosian, Johnson
    (4) P: Betances, Lackey, Gausman, Walker, J. Gray
    Bench: (Ray, Finnegan, Hellickson, Nova)

    Available SPs: Iwakuma, Pomeranz, McHugh, Garcia, Lynn, Snell, Graveman, Corbin
    Available RPs: Kelley, Rodney, Grilli, Neris, Benoit, Neshek, Street

    1) 1st real week H2H matchup starts this week so should I start both of these guys today?

    Walker @SF (3.1) and/or
    Finnegan @PIT (-15.5)

    2) Make any add/drops pitching-wise considering Graveman and Neris are available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Walker 2. Graveman over Hellickson

  42. Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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    Morning all,

    As a Donaldson owner, should I look to Castellanos, Moistasskiss, or Solarte as a bench player to fill-in whenever Donaldson decides to hustle and hurt his cankle…I mean calf?

  43. Mike says:
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    Are we approaching drop territory for Manaea or is that overreaction-central?

    • Damon says:
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      @Mike: I’m holding and would probably pick up if someone dropped him. WHIP 1.06; k/9 11.1; FIP 3.52. That said, likely going to be up and down as a youthy .

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      Depends on who you would drop him for..

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Mike: someone on the site pointed out yesterday I think that manaea gave up 5 runs but only because all 5 of his base runners scored (very unusual). The 10ks etc is also very encouraging.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree w/ MP

  44. Jose Gerardi says:
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    Hey!

    In what order would you rank Semien, Devon Travis, Saladino ROS?

    Thank you!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Jose Gerardi: in the order you listed them

  45. Julio says:
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    Need a utility guy grey

    Cdick
    Kepler
    Holiday
    Thames

  46. Proximus says:
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    Jumped early at Freeman, avoided Sano. Wash.

  47. crenshaw07 says:
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    Margo or Inciarte…elsewhere Graveman or Norris?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @crenshaw07:
      Margot and Graveman

  48. Sport says:
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    Thank you Grey. i appreciate the time you put into this.

    A) Drop Fowler for Keon Broxton in a 10 team dynasty?

    B) Pineda droppable for streamers in 12 team mixed or are you holding him for now?

    Thank you!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Sport: I dropped Pineda for Finnegan last week.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sport: A. Hold…..B. Stream

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Sport:
      A. Hold
      B. hold for now, dude has made just one start..

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: B…Dude has made many starts throughout his career…he sucks, time to face it.

    • Grey

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      @Sport: Agree w/ MP

  49. Joe24 says:
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    Skaggs, Cobb or Glasnow this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe24: I don’t know matchups

  50. mcmi11ions says:
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    I’m really ticked I don’t have McCullers anywhere. Given that I have Lindor at SS, and Benintendi and Bradley Jr. on my roster, would me offering up Bogaerts for him be lunacy?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Yes, you would actually be committed for that.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Fungazi: That’s why I come here.

  51. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Shallow 10 team h2h points league with 5 OF Slots: Trout, Springer, Mazara, Puig, Gerrado Parra (gave Dahl in DL), Trea Turner can slot into OF when I start Schoop…and Byron Effing Buxton. Would you drop Buxton to pick up Mitch Haniger or Saladino, or wait to see if Buxton magically stops striking out constantly.

    Also, Shoemaker has been dropped in 2 of my leagues, would you pick him up for ROS or leave the SP slot open for streaming?

  52. Milarky says:
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    Should I consider going with Pomeranz for 2 starts this week (BAL, TB)? I’m thinking no especially as a lefty playing in Boston against Baltimore. He would replace one of Shoemaker (@KC), Salazar (CHW), Nova (CIN), or Jon Gray (@SF).

  53. KeeblerMN says:
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    Damn it Grey! I just spent 20 minutes re-reading all the white and gold vs blue and black dress debate and I still don’t know which it is! The original picture makes it look white and gold but then it walked 5 batters in it’s first game so I don’t know what to think!

  54. Skeezix says:
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    I see JBJ is still listed as “probable” for today, but from the updates I’m seeing, it’s not clear he’ll be ok to go. If your only other options to sub in this week are Conforto or DeShizz, would you just take your chances that JBJ plays a majority of the games this week?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Skeezix:
      JBJ is not in the Sawx lineup for today. I go Conforto.

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Same answer for weekly lineups?

  55. ARods Frost says:
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    How would you rank the following:

    Graveman, Wacha, Walker, Rodin?

    Thanks.

  56. G says:
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    How much value would you say Devenski has? Snagged him in one of my leagues since wecount K/9 but contemplating if hes worth the add in my other?

    • Cram It says:
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      @G: Anybody is “worth it” depending on who you’re dropping. If MR’s like Betances and Barraclough are ownable, so is Devenski.

      • Sport says:
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        @Cram It:
        Is he in line for some holds?

    • Grey

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      @G: Agree w/ Cram

  57. Lipson says:
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    Im going to add one of them….. Owings or Dickerson?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Lipson: Owings for speed, Dickerson for power.

  58. Johnc says:
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    Best on the wire: Dyson, Holliday, Haniger, Peralta. Graveman, Iwakuma, Zimmerman. Any obvious swaps from this team?

    C. Realmuto
    1B. Rizzo
    2B. Z
    3B. Seager
    SS. Russell
    MI. Harrison
    CI Freeman
    OF. Granderson, Owings, Melky, Renfroe, Parra,
    Util. Pujols
    Bench. VMart, Lamb (trying to trade here)
    SP: Kershaw, Verlander, Quintana, Taillon, Nova, Gausman
    RP. Melancon, Britton

    • Johnc says:
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      @Johnc:

      Forgot Kepler. DL: Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: VMart for Haniger

  59. Jhohnnhy says:
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    Dickerson or Calhoun?

  60. Jason says:
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    Couple of drops on waivers….

    Benintiendi is there, and Reynolds is there.

    I have travis shaw already at 1b. Have Cruz, Cespedes, Joc, Morales, Springer and Parra in my OF.

    I could drop Shaw, Parra, Taijuan, or Charlie Morton for any of these guys.

    Need advice please —- 10-team category h2h league.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Jason: I would drop Parra and Morton as fast you can to get both of those guys. I want to play in your league if Benintendi is on waivers.

      • Jason says:
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        @mcmi11ions: thx for the advice.

        Anyone else wanna chime in?

        Grey? any advice? Should I drop shaw for reynolds? Drop parra for benintiendi?

        Love razzball. Best baseball site

    • Grey

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      @Jason: Agree w/ mcmillions

  61. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up. It’s just a week and while I know things tend to change quickly but my league did laugh at me for drafting Goldie over Betts. I am starting to suspect that you may have something to do with the bug going around In the Red Sox clubhouse being that two of the victims (Betts & Benetendi) are guys that you were slightly lower than compared to your industry peers. Either way, I’ll take it!

    Quick favor, Puig was disappointing at Colo this weekend. Drop him for Souza or Pence? Leaning towards riding it out for another few days but not sure how long Souza or Pence will last

    • J-Hova says:
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      @J-Hova:

      Bautista also freshly available

      • J-Hova says:
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        @J-Hova:

        Parra also available!

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Feliz or A.Reed for Neris?

    Solarte for Graveman? Solarte is just a batty call for tomorrow.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wilsonian:
      Drop Reed add Graveman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Reed for Neris, Solarte for Graveman

  63. Dancin Homer says:
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    I know it’s only been a week, but is it time to cut bait on Tommy Joseph? I’m in a 12-team, H2H, 5×6 (std scoring + OPS & QS) league.

    my 1B’s are Goldy & Votto. We don’t have a CI or MI slot, just 1x IF and 1x UTL.

    thanks in advance

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dancin Homer: Depends on your options

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Didn’t have anyone in particular I was looking to add. I currently have 4 bench bats including To Jo, so I was planning to use that spot to stream pitchers / the occasional batty call.

        • Grey

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          You have too many bench bats

  64. Chad Bowling says:
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    Kiermeier, Dickerson, Bruce, or Kepler ROS?

    Schoop or Travis at 2B ROS?

  65. Lee says:
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    10 team 5 x 5 OPS league. Someone dropped Bird. Should I use my 6th waiver priority to pick him up for Tommy Joseph, wait to see if he clears first and then get him, or hold with Joseph. Would be a nench spot. Have Freeman at first with Vmart at Utility as his primary back up and Healy as my CI. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Lee: Hold

  66. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    I’m in a deep-bench keeper league and have Buxton, Thames, Josh Bell, and Tommy Joseph as late round guys I’m hoping develop into keeper types . . . but I also don’t like carrying so many bench bats. Especially ones that suck at hitting.

    With categories R/HR/RBI/AVG/OPS/NSB/FPCT(I know) and IP/QS/NSV/HLD/ERA/WHIP/K9, would you drop any of these fools for Graveman? (Or Shelby Miller, Daniel Norris, Charlie Morton)?

  67. Cram It says:
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    Happy “Dickerson or Kepler” Day!

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Seriously, I feel like I’m reading the same question over and over again.

        Surprised to see so many Kepler drops – watched most of his at bats, and he’s actually hitting the ball fairly hard, going oppo, etc. Not giving up on our zimmermania man yet!

        • Cram It says:
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          @ERad: You know people don’t see that. They just see the .200 average with no HR’s after 1 week and he’s “killing” their team.

  68. Christopher says:
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    Mr. G. A. – now that we’re a week into the season, it’s time to make sweeping roster changes based on these clearly representative cold-weather April games.

    So about your boy Max Kepler. He’s on my team. Because of you. You! These burdens you must bear, they are what separates heroes from the rest of us. As you know, he has underwhelmed thus far.

    But here’s the thing, while he’s on my team (in a 3 OF 10-team league, so a fairly shallow one), other perhaps more intriguing OF folks remain available – Odubel Herrera, Joc Peterson, Yasmani Tomas, Zobrist, etc.

    The plus is that if I give Kepler Das Heave-Ho, I dont think anyone’s going to burn a waiver pick to get him, and he’ll likely be there in May if he turns thing around.

    I’m thinking Herrera gets the nod. What do you think? Danke.

  69. MikeZ says:
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    I need to drop either Addison Reed or Pineda for Neris by start of week 2 — it’s a 12 team 5×5 with no bench — everyone plays. Who should I drop, Reed or Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ: Pineda, depends on needs

  70. Today's starters says:
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    Starting Glasnow home vs Cin or Roark home vs STL? Thanks.

  71. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Now that Alex Wood is starting, how do you like him compared to these guys: Graveman, Shelby, Norris, Morton?

    • Grey

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      @Pousse-Pousse: He won’t start for long, if he does he’s a matchup guy

  72. crenshaw07 says:
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    Gausman or Graveman? G’z up!!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @crenshaw07:

      I’d go Gausman

  73. Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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    Hey man happy friggin Monday.
    You know I was always a tad dubious about WebMD’d info but reading your reprint of their posterior elbow impingement description under the apparently new cat of baseball related ailments – I’m on board. I will have to check in on a whole bunch more that come to mind and see if they list them as well.

    Made a few changes to my team since last you advised.

    C – Schwarber
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-D Murphy
    3-Longoria
    SS-Peraza
    OF-Braun
    OF- N Cruz
    OF- A Eaton
    U-N Castellanos
    U-Corey Dickerson
    B-Elvis Andrus
    B-Piscotty
    B-Judge

    SP-C Carrasco
    SP-K Hendricks
    R-C Bedrosian
    R-Iglesias
    P-Nova
    P-Nola
    P- G Richards
    P-Glasnow
    B Devenski, Bundy, Foltynewicz
    DL Drew Pom

    Pitchers Stat Categories: Complete Games (CG), Outs (OUT), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS), Saves + Holds (SV+H)

    JUST GOT OFFERED His Miggy Cab for my Kyle Hendricks.
    I know you liked my pitching but were meh for my hitting.
    I do have minor psd from last years suffering through suddenly old man Mccutchen disease and this season having flashbacks via Nelson Cruz.

    All that, what do you think? Feels like a yes to me. I have some potential with my pitching staff..Potential to be break out great or potential to fill hospital beds and dl lists.

    Thanks again for all this Razz-iness.

    • Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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      @Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace:
      Forgot to add I also have Graveman

      Thinking of dropping folty to enable Pom but might just wait to see the turn card on each before making a river bet.

      Totally torn on the Miggy for Hendricks trade. Seems like it has potential to be a big move due to the huge potential variance of both guys. Any other year a no brainer I suspect. But again Im relatively newb ish

      • Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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        @Grey:
        Did. Thanks all.

        I also removed the bench in my dugout and replaced with Barcaloungers to suit a large faction of my team.
        I think they will dig it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  74. SallyCips says:
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    Oh Sanchez, you hurt me well both as a fan and fantasy player. So 2 catcher league, thin wire, who “replaces” him? Castro/Zunino/Romine/Magic Genie?

    Also, Shoemaker oofa. How much of a leash is he getting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Just play hot hand at catcher, Soto?

  75. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, who are you starting in a POINTS league this week: Thames or Pence? Pence has 7 games (at home vs. ARI and COL) whereas Thames only has 6 games and just 4 against righties, but those include some juicy matches (@CIN against Arroyo, Feldman, and Rookie Davis.) Thanks a lot

  76. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Dickerson, Holliday, or Justin Upton in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Yes

  77. peacecoast says:
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    waiver wire day is today!

    Do you like any of these guys ROS not just this week: Gio, Cobb, Ryu, Amir Garret. What order would you rank them?

    Jesus Sucre RL occupation? I got nothing

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Jesus Sucre: Haitian priest

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  78. [email protected]! says:
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    Hi Grey. How would you rank these OF’s moving forward: C.Beltran, H.Pence, Y.Puig, J.Upton? Head-to-head league w/ 5 standard categories in addition to OBP and Strikeouts. Probably need to drop one of these guys for a SP. Thanks!

  79. Sdub88 says:
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    10 team category league:

    C- Molina
    1B – Hanley Ramirez
    2B – Odor
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Story
    OF – Trout, Margot, Tomas
    UTIL – Peraza, Ozuna
    Bench – Healy, Broxton, Shaw,
    DL – Dahl

    SP – Scherzer, Carrasco, Duffy, Lackey, Graveman, Musgrove, Gsellman
    RP – Melancon, Chapman, Neris

    Thinking about dumping Musgrove/Shoemaker/Gsellman for Santana/Bundy/Garrett…thoughts on that?

    Would you dump anyone (pitchers or batters) for RP’s such as Devenski, Bush, or Brach?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sdub88: Musgrove, Gsellman for Bundy, Ervin– Shoemaker for Bush

      • Sdub88 says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  80. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS)

    I wanted your opinion before I made these moves below (also, Pom and Murphy are on the DL so I’m not concerned with their spots – ie won’t matter if I drop them now or later, won’t give me room):
    A) Drop Folty and pick up G. Holland (RP)
    B) Drop Gsellman for another pitcher/hitter (from wire below)
    C) Drop any of Gattis/Schoop/To-jo for Margot/Leon/M.Reynolds/Castilla ?

    Waiver:
    Hit – M. Reynolds, M. Margot, Sandy Leon, Wellington Castilla, Mitch Hanniger, G. Parra, E. Thames, M. Wieters, H. Pence, C. Dickerson, M. Moustakas, S. Vogt
    PIT – Edison Volquez, Clayton Richards, Junior Guerra, Joe Musgrove, J. Zimmermann, Jason Hammel, Collin McHugh, Tyler Anderson
    RP – G. Holland, R. Iglesias, B. Kintzler, J. Johnson, G. Holland, F. Rodney

    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    Mi- Alex Bregman
    CI – Nolan arenado
    LF – Ryan Braun
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Jackie Bradley Jr.
    BN – Tommy Joseph
    BN – Jon Schoop
    DL – Tom Murphy
    Sp – Madison Bumgarner
    SP – Jake Arrieta
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – A.J. Ramos
    Rp – Netfali Feliz
    P- Chris Sale
    P -Taijuan Walker
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN – Vince Velasquez
    BN – Mike Foltynewicz
    BN – Robert Gsellman
    DL – Drew Pomeranz
    thanks in advance bud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: A. Sure B. Holland C. Lose bench bats and stream

      • MarvPesos

        Josh says:
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        @Grey: Hollands out for B) as I’ll pick him in A) so need another hitter/pitcher for B). Also, I forgot to mention that we get limited moves 30/year (my bad, im sorry). Now that streaming is out of the question, who would be the guys you’d drop add for question c) ? I know pain in the ass but I appreciate your answers, thanks for your time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t follow

          • MarvPesos

            Josh says:
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            @Grey: Haha why can’t you just read my mind ! (jk) Okay, so I dropped Folty and picked up G Holland. Following up you said that I should lose bench bats and stream (understood but… I forgot to mention I have limited moves, 30 moves a year max, which doesn’t allow me to stream very well). So to sum up the two questions, my low guys on my roster are: Gsellman, Gattis, Schoop, To-jo. Should I swap out any of those guys for these guys on the wire: Margot, Leon, Castilla, M. Reynolds, Clayton Richards, J.Zimmerman, J.Hammel, C. Mchugh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

  81. Skeezix says:
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    Which two to sit this week out of the following:

    Schoop (6, @[email protected])
    Solarte (6, @[email protected])
    Drury (6, @[email protected])
    Holliday (6, TB/STL)
    Moreland (7, [email protected])

    • Sdub88 says:
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      @Skeezix:

      I’d say probably Schoop for sure since he’s been almost invisible to start the year. Tough call on the others. Salarte has been en fuego

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix: Drury (6, @[email protected])
      Holliday (6, TB/STL)

  82. [email protected]! says:
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    How would you rank these SP’s moving forward: A.Cobb, B.Finnegan, K.Graveman, I.Nova, C.Morton? Head-to-head league w/ 5 standard categories in addition to Losses. Thanks!

  83. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    would you trade Familia and mccutchen for Rizzo?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: You know he would, Scotty

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Rick the Ross: good answer Nicholas the Dickolas

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: He might bend, but he is….Unbreakable!

  84. Jason says:
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    Good Stuff!! H2H weekly Points league… drop Buxton for Dickerson or Souza this week? Or, hold for another 14 strike outs this week?

  85. Wilson says:
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    Stream Finnegan or Glasnow who they are all in your buy column tonight?

  86. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Lots of good free agents in my league and I’m not sold on Puig. Shallow 10 teamer.

    Drop Puig for any of the following:
    Haniger, Souza, Dickerson, Margot, Thames, Ellsbury, Peralta

    Or for a pitcher:
    Graveman, Bundy, McCarthy, Cobb, Morton

    Or pickup Greg Bird on Waivers on Wednesday?

    Or hold?

  87. wnwdotcom says:
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    Hey everyone – what side do you all like better:

    SIDE ONE
    Nelson Cruz
    Anthony Rizzo
    Delino Shields

    SIDE TWO
    Dee Gordon
    Joey Votto
    Alex Gordon

    H2H each category 5×5, 12-teams

    • wnwdotcom says:
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      @wnwdotcom: Delino Deshields obv, auto-correct

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @wnwdotcom: Rizzo and Cruz > Gordon and Votto

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @wnwdotcom: Rizzo

  88. Reece King says:
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    Grey – Zimmermann’s velocity is up this year. You buying his start at all as a bounceback?

  89. Rice says:
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    I can’t function each morning without my coffee and the daily recap. Thanks again Grey.

    I know it’s only been 2 starts, but man am I tired of Gausman and Hosmer already. Obviously Hosmer is a hold(?… Corey Dickerson available) but should I be dropping Gausman here? Or is it too soon?

    Staff:
    Verlander
    CMart
    Maeda
    McCullers
    Finnegan
    Velasquez
    Graveman
    Gausman

    • Rice says:
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      @Rice: 10-team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rice: Depends for who, but prolly not

  90. SteveA says:
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    Morning Grey!

    12 tm (redraft) with 20+ players/team rostered (easy math is 240+ players in the league rostered); 5×5; we start 3 OFer’s and 1 UTIL

    OF – do you prefer Lorenzo “Sugar” Cain or the upstart (and possibly revitalized) Corey Dickerson?
    [Other OFer’s are Springer, Stanton, Benintendi and Dahl (on IR)]

    Thanks man

  91. peacecoast says:
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    New show I am addicted to: The OA (netflix)

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: got to madmen season 3 recently, but honestly watching Don fool around and that skinny date rape everyone got old.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  92. Hole Camels says:
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    Really want to add Margot and Graveman in my 10 team H2H, but I’m not sure if I should.

    Hitters I could cut:
    Puig
    Mazara
    Bird

    Pitchers I could cut:
    J. Gray
    M. Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore and Gray

  93. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    This is kinda last minute games start at noon central. Hope you can get back to me with a quick answer. If not I’ll just have to go with my gut, which isn’t always the greatest! Mostly cuz of acid relfux! LOL

    I have a few delema’s here: 14 team league roto head to head 10 cats:
    This is my staff:
    Sale-Verlander-Syndergaard-Chen-Kimbrel-Britton-Allen
    I need 2 more pitchers-Devenski-Knebel-Chavez vs Tex-Nolasco @KC against Duffy. Please pick 2.
    If I go with a starter and RP I’m tied 7-7 for starts if I go both RP’s I’m down 1.

    Offense:
    Sit 2
    Mallex Smith-Dyson-Jankowski-Schebler-Toles-Saunders-Saunders has the Mets and Nats

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel, Devenski…

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks grey! What about the offense would you sit dyson for Mallex smith?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  94. Rock D says:
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    Which is the bigger mirage … Solarte or Dickerson?

    Also if you had a choice between both ross brothers as a pitcher stash which would you choose?

    Random thought of the day. If you take a ten minute dump at work everyday and you work 5 days a week. That comes out to 43 hours per year. That’s an extra week of paid time off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Solarte is exactly what everyone thinks he is

      • Rock D says:
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        @Grey:
        One more my good man.

        I know you like both so i ask you to choose please. David Peralta or Corey Dickerson. Regardless of stats needed. Just need higher upside

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peralta

          • Rock D says:
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            @Grey: Thank you sir, I appreciate it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem!

  95. Steven says:
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    Familia is coming back soon. Would you keep/drop A.Reed and grab rather a hot bat (like Souza)? Also, I have my eye on Joe Jimenez, is he someone to watch or grab right away? Do you already have Moncada on any of your teams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Reed until Familia got a save… no

  96. To be fair, you didn’t ignore Graveman, you said he was garbage when I brought him up a few weeks before the season. lol (sorry, I’m nothing if not fair) I wish I didn’t have 2 A’s honks in my league or I’d actually own Graveman.

    Also, “sweet Jesus”? I woulda gone with “Sucre blue!” but then, that’s why you’re writing this column and I’m just the poor schmuck in the comments section.

    Finally, for the first time in 3 seasons I don’t own Moistasskiss, and It hurts. One could almost call it butthurt. Damn those bastards in my league copying my winning ways, taking all the players they know I love.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ha

      • @Grey: honestly, all jokes aside… Seeing people in your league taking last year’s “sleepers” that helped you win the league in the early rounds is the worst feeling.

        I just want to yell out “YOU PEOPLE DON’T DESERVE THOSE PLAYERS! YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHO THEY WERE AT THE LAST DRAFT!!!”

        OK, I admit it, I actually did yell that out at my computer during the draft.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  97. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Which one of these guys do you drop?

    Greg Bird, Broxton, Ryan Zimmerman, or Parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

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

    Shoemaker or Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  99. Carlos says:
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    Grey! Would you drop any of these idiots for Neris?

    E Diaz
    Bedrosian
    Dyson
    Feliz
    Kintzler

    THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  100. Milarky says:
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    I have to choose between Cron and Moreland for my 2nd 1B this week. Pretty awful choice obviously. Moreland has 7 games this week, Cron has 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  101. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Who gobbles turds? Mitch Moreland gobbles turds!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Total Turd Gobbler.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Without a doubt!

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Moreland with the ol’ double-double – Might have to start doing the same bullying technique with Jason Hayward who throws like I imagine Jared Kushner does.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kushner bounces every pitch, b/c he learned cricket in boarding school

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: HAHA – He’s the most qualified person I know of to teach Heyward about sticky-wickets.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

  102. jaw says:
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    drop tim anderson for any of chris owings, solarte, ryan schimpf? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  103. Jason says:
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    H2H – 10 team category league

    Who do you prefer? Shaw or Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  104. Cram It says:
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    Your boy Gausman better get his shizz together. If not his next turn against a Donaldson-less Toronto, then when? Rhetorical question, you know I don’t like him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. The Curly W's says:
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    Drop Yuli Gurriel for Ryan Zimmerman for CI in a 16 team dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1. Sandy Leon or Travis D’Arnaud?

    2. Too early to jump ship on Schoop?
    Or should I replace him with any of the following?:
    -Y Solarte
    -Drury
    -S Castro
    -B Miller
    -C Hernandez
    -Kendrick
    -Phillips

    Thanks!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof: For #2: Or Saladino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon… hold

  107. Scandalous Bob says:
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    I have C. Martínez, Duffy, Salazar, McCullers, G. Cole, & Pineda, Drop any of these guys for Graveman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  108. 3up3down says:
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    6×6 12 team roto league
    C Yadi
    1b Edwin
    2b Odor
    Ss Correa
    3b Rendon
    Of Harper, Trumbo, C Gomez
    Util Segura
    Bench bat J. Ramirez 2b,3b, Of in yahoo
    Maikel and Bird got dropped and am 2nd waiver. Wondering if I should drop Ramirez for either guy or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Maikel

  109. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Avisail!!!….Here he comes 3 years later…..I’ll be looking for Deshizz in 2019

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  110. peacecoast says:
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    site is awful slow today….

    did you miss a bunch of posts too?

  111. tblue says:
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    Mallex or rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  112. web says:
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    So you prefer Graveman over Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  113. SallyCips says:
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    Would you trade away Miggy for Odor/Leon? (lost Sanchez, thin wire)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  114. Kas says:
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    Grey do I start Finnegan tonight at Pitt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  115. CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!! says:
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    would you start pomeranze in a 2 start week ( bal,tb ) over salazar ( CHW) ? I’m in a h2h 12 team points league thx for the help

  116. dustyfingers says:
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    1. Drop Thames for Manuel Margot? I prefer power for categories but really it comes down to overall production.

    2. Fowler and JD Martinez hit waivers today. Fowler is the guy to get right? I feel like JD is going to be hurt all of the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Both

  117. jon says:
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    Haniger or Broxton? 12 team one year league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  118. CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!! says:
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    you missed me a couple comments up would you start pomeranze in a 2 start week ( bal,tb ) over salazar ( CHW) ? I’m in a h2h 12 team points league thx for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  119. SallyCips says:
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    @Grey: Hmm, Soto. Forgot Sotto, he’s out there, too…grazie!

  120. JP says:
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    Trade Bogaerts for Miggy/Maeda?

    Brad Miller would replace Xander at SS

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JP: Do IT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Agree w/ F

  121. Steve Stevenson says:
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    9×9 H2H OPS cats league, weekly rosters, who at MI: Schimpf, Kendrick, Lowrie or Gyorko?

    Same league, W L and QS all count. Which SP are you dropping first for a streamer: Skaggs, Shoemaker or Cotton?

    Different league, 10×10 H2H w/ only 20 moves/yr and daily lineups, have JBJ at CF with Dahl and Desmond both CF-eligible but hurt and on my bench. If Bradley hits the DL, drop a P for a replacement or just wait for one of my guys to return? FWIW I’m 1-0 and in decent shape this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Lowrie…Skaggs…. You should replace JBJ if he is DL’d

  122. Rob C says:
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    Hey Grey hope all is well happy matzah day!

    I drafted really poorly at first
    Have cron and his counterpart pujols

    Ryan Zimmerman and Travis shaw are both available….
    Drafted pretty well at the other positions have an open spot available just put hill on my IR . Which do you prefer going forward and potentially for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Hold

      • Rob C says:
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        @Grey:

        So I take it you like neither lol thx a bunch have a good one!

  123. Ascher says:
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    Need advice…

    Starting lineup is
    Cervelli
    Rizzo
    Odor
    Machado
    Correa
    Benintendi
    Broxton
    Kepler/Buxton/Peralta/Haniger
    Utility is Russell/Freeman/Moreland

    Pitching is
    Salazar
    Duffy
    Tiajuan
    Ray
    Ryu
    Velasquez

    Closers are
    Holland
    Casilla

    Also have Hill and Street on my DL

    Thinking about adding Justin Wilsonor Joe Jimenez for Buxton…thoughts or should we drop someone else for Wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ascher: Who’s on your bench? Do you have 3 utlity guys?

      • Ascher says:
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        @Grey: Bench is either broxton, Buxton, Peralta, Kepler or Hanigan depending on matchup and only 2 utility spot, so I end up usually benching Moreland or Russell based on matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ascher: Wilson for Buxton

  124. Cohen says:
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    Grey, which one out of Lackey, Pineda, Graveman or Gauseman is the pick up?

  125. tblue says:
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    Start tajuan or hold if pineda gives a nice start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  126. Jimbo says:
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    Grey,
    Drafted a team according to your rankings and feel I’m in good shape!
    Thanks!

    McCullers @oak
    Salazar vs cws

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  127. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team keeper with QS/OBP.

    Been offered Freeman (can’t be kept next year), Cespedes (can’t be kept), Porcello (17th round in 2018, 11th in 2019)

    for my

    Mookie (10th round in 2018).

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, hope all is well!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  128. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So before I asked if you like haniger or Dickerson over anyone on my roster. You said you liked Haniger. Who would you drop for him?

    C: Weiters
    1B: Goldy
    2B: New World Odor
    3B: Rendon
    OF: Polanco, Benitendi, Rajai
    Util: Carlos Santana, Jean Segura, Edwin Encarnacion
    Bench: Kepler
    DL: Tom Murphy
    NA: Yoan Moncada

    SP: Finnegan, Walker, Pineda, Archer, Kennedy, Odorizzi, Duffy, Snell, Pomeranz, Maeda
    RP: Giles, Kimbrel, Ramos, Bedrosian
    DL: Street
    NA: De Leon

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  129. Erick Herrera says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H points league… redraft

    Altuve and Fulmer for my Odor and Gausman? what do you think?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Erick Herrera says:
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        @Grey: who gets the better deal?

  130. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    My favorite is listening to hordes of lazy fantasy analysts obsess over Porcello’s BABIP, without actually trying to learn what he did differently. Then again, they’d actually have to watch baseball, or at the very least know what pitches he throws, and when.

    The absolute best however, is when they talk a bout his GB% dropping, and then not realizing that’s actually what’s driving his improvement. What can I say, I’m a Porcello truther. I’m going to do a True Crime Podcast series on his improved sequencing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Do I want Pretty Ricky in an RCL? Hell to the no! But he’s the mad nuts in QS leagues. Even when he’s not at he best, he gets deep into games, and typically limits mistakes. Now allow me to explain his development.

        His four seamer is a plus pitch, and he’s started to use it a lot more in two strike counts, and against lefthanders. He gets great spin on it, and has elevated the pitch more which is what’s driving his extreme jump in IFFB the last year +.

        As for the aforementioned approach change to lefties, he’s throwing his 2-seamer more on the inside to lefties as well. Which has manifested itself in an extreme improvement in success vs. LHB. In fact the drop in his BABIP can be directly correlated to his approach changes to lefthanders, as the year over year drop was nearly 100 points.

        Thank you, thank you. I’ll be back to teach Porcello 201 next semester.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope he has a 4.30+ ERA this year, just so I can periodically put elements of this quoted into my posts

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: I hope Delino never plays!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hope Benintendi collides with Betts! Wait, I own them in leagues — dah!

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: They collide over and over again in my dreams.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Funny I had a dream where I was going to school with Benintendi… Seriously… Not like ‘school him’ like slang, like I was going to class with him, so weird

  131. Jon says:
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    Who do I drop to activate Osuna tomorrow?

    Tommy Joseph, Kepler, Jarrod Dyson, Pineda, Folty, Shoemaker, Treinen, Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  132. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice write-up!!

    a. Sorry late to the party! Had to write a recommendation for a colleague who was terminated after Trump’s EOs 1 and 2 limited the number of refugees accepted into the country. It’s just to qualify him to get on an other company’s roster which might enable him to get a job.

    b. Arrived in Don Ameche earlier today! All is good, as you can see! Internet connection!

    c. Thanks for the Haniger, Toles, and Margot.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 10

    [Change of scene, in town]
    Sheriff: ‘Morning Amy! How are you doing, girls?’
    Ladies on a bench [in unison]: ‘Great, thanks. Alright this morning?’
    Police Officer: ‘Andy!’
    Sheriff: ‘Howdy, Will! Good morning, Dave!’
    Dave: ‘Hi, Sheriff!’
    Sheriff: ‘Gonna take a bath this week?!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! B. Nice! C. No problem! D. Awesome!

  133. Jon says:
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    Add any of Brantley, Healy, Travis, Gallo, Reynolds, or Haniger over Rendon, Buxton, Schoop, or Tommy Joseph?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy over Buxton

  134. John Schwind says:
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    What do you think about Joe Jimenez getting called up for DET? Since I bathe in SAGNOF butter and play in a deep 14 team league I’m always on the lookout. You think he’s closing by year end with K Rod there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe in Sept

  135. tblue says:
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    Pick two franco, bird, tommy jo, Kepler, grichuk, Moreland, reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel, Grichuk

  136. jt says:
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    Pineda, hammell, or nova?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jt: Nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @jt:
      Piñata!!!
      Jump back on the wagon bruh.

  137. Edward Griffin says:
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    Damnnnnnn Pineda looking good. Get him ready for the Buy column Friday. My merkin is floating in the wind. *jinx*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Edward Griffin says:
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        @Grey: Hahah your new subscription service just exposed Project Merkin’s real name. I think I need to speak to my employer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can email Rudy and he’ll tell you how to change it rudy @ razzball.com

          • Edward Griffin says:
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            @Grey: Nice. Will do. Love you + @rudygamble

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Project Merkin says:
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                @Grey: The Merkin is back!

                Thanks Grey and Rudy.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, nice!

                  • Project Merkin says:
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                    @Grey: Pineda looked good today. There should be a glossary term for a player you love, then hate immediately, but then love again.

  138. crenshaw07 says:
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    I guess we will all be wanting to pick Pineda back up again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the Rays

      • crenshaw07 says:
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        @Grey: watch him no hit them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  139. John Lott says:
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    Drop Kepler or Buxton for Castellanos?

    Looking like I may need a 3B in case Donaldson spends any time out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

      • John Lott says:
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        @Grey: Oh snap, Kendrick and Moustakas also available. Take either over Cast?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moustakas

  140. FrankGrimes says:
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    Everyone been dumping Piñata…
    Dudes perfect thru six today haha!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FrankGrimes: He still sucks

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Haha 1F of hate!
        he is no Jeremy Guthrie
        That’s for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  141. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    Drop Kepler or Margot for Haniger, or hold?

    thanks g money!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Who’s the drop for him then? Kepler or Margot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kepler

  142. Swfcdan says:
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    Eugenio dropped in my 16er dynasty. Drop T Shaw for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  143. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – Thames or Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  144. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy to see you are using “Sweet Jesus”

    Sell hard Pineda owners….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  145. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Marcell Ozuna
    get- Kole Calhoun

    I’m looking for someone to give me R and have RBI to offer.
    is this good or should I look elsewhere/some else for runs?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Zunino. 1B- Pujols. 2B- Forsythe. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Holliday.
    OF- Marte. OF- Trumbo. OF- Duvall. OF- Ozuna. UT- Duda.
    BN- Jankowski, Owings, DeShields, MSmith, PAlvarez.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Cole. RP- Familia. RP- Osuna.
    P- JWilson. P- JJimenez. P- Bradley.
    BN- Taillon, Nola, Nova, Davis, Severino, Miranda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  146. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Been watching the Yankees-Rays game. All of the stars are aligned for Pineda. Has his “A” stuff, perfect weather/grip, is getting the borderline calls. Command is as good as I’ve ever seen from him. Most importantly, he’s been getting ahead of just about every Rays hitter. He’s a completely different guy when pitching from ahead. Hitters can’t just ignore the slider and sit on his fastball when they’re in a hole. Still doesn’t have a third pitch though, and Rothschild practically sprinted out to the mound as soon as he gave up that first hit to Longo. Until he develops a third pitch, he’s still a matchup guy to me. Definitely a promising outing though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff, Magoo!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Big Magoo:
      The announcer said “no pine tar today”.
      Pretty fucking douchey if you ask me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  147. JMoney says:
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    What up Grey,

    12 team 6×6 OPS, Schoop or Owings to hold down the MI spot? I know its early and Schoop has a history of slow starts, but figured I’d throw it out there.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  148. David says:
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    Kepler a drop until we see more?

    Sell on Pineda or hold after this?

    Last but not least, d Travis, Saladino or peraza for my bench/2b rotation… I have all 3 right now. Saladino and peraza are nice due to their multiple position eligibility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  149. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Todd Frazier for Robbie Ray OR Fulmer in a keeper league. Which would you deal? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it, send Ray

  150. Cram It says:
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    Manager ruins another starter’s line. 3 ER through 7 for Cobb…Close to 100 pitches…first full season back…throw him out there for the 8th! Of course he’s going to let up more runs and not get through the inning. Why can’t managers foresee this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, so stupid

  151. ryanoger says:
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    Need a fill in bat while Trea is out for me–UTIL spot, who would you rather have Judge, Marky Reynolds, Yunel, Solarte, Gallo, ZImmerman, or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  152. Corey says:
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    Available Trea Turner replacements: Brad Miller, Zobrist, Baez, Schoop, Travis, Walker, Castro. Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  153. Bosox says:
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    Margot or piscotti?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  154. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Thoughts on trying to acquire Turner?
    A) K. Seager for Trea?
    B) Villar for Trea?

    • jon says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom:

      If you can get Trea for either one of those do it and run!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it, either one, Seager first

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Cool beans homeslice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bye Felidia!

  155. JO says:
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    HEY grey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 I was offered his trea turner for Addison Russel and Carlos Martinez my current 2b is schoop. WHAT do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  156. hankp says:
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    Need two bats for UTIL slots in a 5×5. Who do you like this year from Asdrubal, Choo, Span, Panik? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Asdrubal, Panik

  157. Blaster says:
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    Casilla or Benoit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  158. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Gray- Happy Passover. I’m playing in a single league (Ultimate) at NFBC. Playing against some of the best roto players anywhere. Players who were released yesterday (whom I’m even considering making bids on) are in order of preference: Inciarte,Smyly, Aguilar, Mesoraco.
    My teams is as follows:
    Grandal
    Wolters
    Rizzo
    Murphy
    Shaw
    Diaz
    K.Davis
    Trumbo
    O.Herrera
    Schebler
    Grandson
    Andrus
    Solarte
    Dyson
    Sale
    Archer
    Duffy
    Nola
    Cotton
    Hammel
    Iglesias
    Rodney
    Casilla (picked him up last night for Rondon for $34 ($10 more than I needed to)

    Soler
    Joyce
    Cozart
    Bauer
    Corbin
    Nolasco
    Odorizzi

    Thinking of putting a bid on Iglesias for Joyce, giving me more speed flexibility. Also Smyly for ? and Mesoraco for Wolters.
    Any suggestions and is $100 for Inciarte about right (in your opinion) ?

    Thanks in advance. Could be a very important season long play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! You could use Ender so $100 sounds good…. $15 on Jose Iglesias lose Joyce, forget Smyly… Mesoraco for $7

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Thanks bro. I own Raisel Iglesias. Hoping Casilla can be my 3d closer. Would you drop Wolters for Mesoraco ? $7 sounds good. When is Mesoraco due back ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Wolters if 2 catcher league

          • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Hope he plays. Spell check converted Inciarte to Iglesias. $100 bid for Inciarte/drop Joyce.

  159. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    My team is becoming a M*A*S*H* unit. on the DL are Gary Sanchez, Sonny Gray, Trey Turner and now possibly Posey after getting hit in the noggin by a Taijuan Walker pitch. I need a replacement for turner. Do you have any suggestions on who I should go after? Any player regardless if they are available or not would be great.I know you don’t know who is on my waiver wire, but i need a few names to pick up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Chris or Micah?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Micah Owings is eligible at 2B?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            cant find micah

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Have a few options: Jorge Polanco, Marwin Gonzalez, Ronald Torreyes,

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Marwin

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                really? I was thinking Polanco. He is a defensive liablility. Fielding Pct. counts here

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Go for it

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey
                    Go with who? polanco?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        chris is taken

  160. Jon says:
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    I have room to add someone: C Owings, Zimmerman, Werth, C Hernandez, Shaw, Galvis, D Peralta, Tomas, Grichuk

    Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  161. Los Putos says:
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    Ender over DeSchizz or L Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over DeShields

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  162. OaktownSteve says:
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    Paxton Morton redux. I am alone in my excitement, I would imagine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Paxton, Morton does little for me as of now

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: Morton’s throwing 94-97. Second start in a row against a team with a heavy lefty slant, and he’s getting through them. He’s always murdered righties, now it seems he’s moderately effective against lefties.

        If we’re in on Graveman, we should be in on Morton, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  163. jt says:
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    Rank em nova,hammell, pineda,kennedy, gsellman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova, Pineda

      • jt says:
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        @Grey: team was mostly auto drafted do I take nova and pineda off waivers or the guy who will help me most this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who will help you this week?

  164. J-FOH says:
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    I saw Benoit got named closer a few hours ago. No way he’ll get 25 saves and get traded at the deadline… yeah that’s happening

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t agree

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: wasn’t asking if you did but thanks for having such a large ego

        • The Harrow says:
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          @J-FOH: let’s get this one straight, you showed up to his post saying that and
          1. didn’t expect nor want his input
          2. and he’s got the large ego in this instance.

          oky dokey.

  165. ThE sHiT says:
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    Wilson or Jimenez good spec adds if you need saves? Would be dropping a bench bat or Gsellman. Hunting for saves is fun but frustrating at the same time, missed out on Benoit by an hour.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

  166. Rock D says:
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    500. Pay that man.

  167. Chicken Shack says:
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    Coach, Who you like from these options:
    Garrett at Piratea
    Ryu at Cubs
    Volquez home vs Mets

    Leaning the rookie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson

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

    Who to fill in for JBJ? Kepler, Peralta, Souza, Grichuk or Leonys

    • The Audacity of Schoop says:
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      Also Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  169. jbb says:
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    With segura down need a shortstop but who do I drop
    9×9 league
    Have betances,melancon, neris, benoit,jansen,giles

    Travis,rajai Davs,inicarte the drop is neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need

      • jbb says:
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        @Grey: I have 6 relivers spots need steals also drop travis? Or hold and go without Ss? neris better then betances?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Travis who? Devon? Why would you drop Devon Travis?

  170. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’m walking on High Cotton, the A’s pitching staff should not be forgotten.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  171. Lubey says:
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    @Thee Almighty Grey

    Yo dude! Pumped for another season of fantasy baseball! I just checked out your draft ranking because I have my draft tonight.

    I was wondering if there are any players that specifically stick out to you that you like more or less now that the 1st week is over. Anyone that really jumps out that I should keep an eye on during the draft? Just finished reading your buy/sell from Friday.

    Thanks as always brotha! And have a great season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan and Graveman I like a lot more now

  172. ebudz says:
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    Yahoo H2H
    Pitcher Scoring: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Totally not trying to jinx Paxton but my opponent’s got him pitching now and deGrom @PHI later to start the week while my Walker is on the hook for a loss… so should I still bench Finnegan @PIT (-18.7) tonight?

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Disregard… haha I left him benched…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  173. The JoGarza says:
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    Which side in a 12-team H2H QS?

    Bundy for Gsellman/Jim Johnson?

    Also, are you going as gaga for Bundy as everyone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  174. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H (Max Acquisitions per Week: 6)
    Scoring:
    Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

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

    (1) DL: Rodon

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
    (2) RP: Bedrosian, Johnson
    (4) P: Betances, Lackey, Gausman, Walker
    Bench: (J. Gray, Ray, Gravemen, Finnegan, Nova)

    Available SPs: Hellickson, Hammel, J. Ross, Iwakuma, Pomeranz, Garcia, Lynn, Snell, Corbin
    Available RPs: Kelley, Rodney, Grilli, Neris, Benoit, Neshek, Street

    Available Bats: Drury, Castellanos, Thames, Broxton, Y. Escobar, Owings, Reynolds, Souza, Haniger, Solarte, Parra, Dickerson

    Already used 1 of my 6 adds this week after dropping Hellickson for Gravemen per your advice earlier today (thanks) but now I’m hearing JBJ is DL bound and Benoit is the new closer in Philly so should I make some more moves add/drops here to help my going forward? Not used to an acquisition limit so not sure if I should prioritize streaming or injuries…

    1) Was thinking of cutting Rodon and moving JBJ to the DL instead? Even with my bench bat, I still don’t have a 3rd OF with JBJ down.. so what’s my best move here?

    2) Also is Benoit worth adding over anyone/using an add this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Go for it 2. Are you going to play him?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Well if I cut Rodon and then place JBJ on the DL, I’d still have to cut another player in order to pick up another eligible OF out of: Drury, Thames, Broxton, Owings, , Souza, Haniger, Parra, Dickerson?

        If only I could make a 2 for 1 trade …

        And I’d only play Benoit over one of my current relievers IF you think he’d be better than who I got?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cut Thames

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Ha no no Thames is one of the many bats available to be picked up …

            Trying to decide if it’s worth cutting Rodon AND another player in order to place JBJ in my 3rd OF spot… Already hate having a bench bat but I’ve got two 3rd baseman in Rendon and Longoria and my UTIL guys are Hanley and Abreu …

            • ebudz says:
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              @ebudz: replace* JBJ (once I can DL him)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You want to place JBJ in your 3rd OF spot? Cut Rodon if you’re saying you want to put JBJ in your DL spot, tho not sure

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: I need to replace* JBJ with one of Drury, Thames, Broxton, Owings, Souza, Haniger, Parra, Dickerson…

                BUT in order to do that I’ll need to drop Rodon in order to use the DL spot for JBJ and ALSO I’ll need to drop another player because I don’t have enough free bench spots.. sorry for the confusion but here’s my team info again:

                10 team Yahoo H2H (Max Acquisitions per Week: 6)
                Scoring:
                Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
                Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

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

                (1) DL: Rodon

                (3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
                (2) RP: Bedrosian, Johnson
                (4) P: Betances, Lackey, Gausman, Walker
                Bench: (J. Gray, Ray, Gravemen, Finnegan, Nova)

                Available SPs: Hellickson, Hammel, J. Ross, Iwakuma, Pomeranz, Garcia, Lynn, Snell, Corbin
                Available RPs: Kelley, Rodney, Grilli, Neris, Benoit, Neshek, Street

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Drop Rodon, grab Haniger

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Still gotta drop one more player… probably gonna be a pitcher eh?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ray or Gray, too much risk w/ both

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Also better idea… which two of my guys should I package together in a trade for a good buy low target!?

                    Sorry for all the questions but I’m kinda stoned…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You don’t say! Hanley and JBJ for one OF — Cruz-type?

  175. PNW says:
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    so i dropped pineda and he has since been picked up in my league… ouch

    would you buy him back? with say….

    nelson cruz/ taijuan walker for pineda/polanco?

    thnks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • PNW says:
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        @Grey: thanks…. would you be buying pineda back in general? i have a love/hate with the guy… really hating the fact i didn’t have him today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let him go

  176. PNW says:
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    JBJ for trea turner? trea all day right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  177. Steve says:
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    SON got the Glasnow call wrong, he looks lost. It’s a Jimmy Vaughn start, he’s walked 2 runs in already. 36 pitches, 1 out, Le Blanc warming in the first!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not pretty

  178. I am the Walrus says:
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    ROY Ramos or Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who you’re talking about, give first names

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: ROY Pedro or Matt?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  179. I am the Walrus says:
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    Sorry AJ Ramos or Greg Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  180. FrankGrimes says:
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    Drop Degrom for Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  181. Alejandro Martinez says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    Who to fill in for Segura? Semien, Saladino, Owings, Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  182. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Need help 12 team league category for holds and a category for saves.

    Which of the following is left out on your team: Giles, Will Harris, Neris, Benoit, Gregorson, Benoit

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: Grr I meant who’s left out of: Giles, Harris, Neris, Benoit, Bush, Gregorson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of the Benoits? Lose Gregerson

  183. Glory DAze says:
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    hey Grey I need a replacement for Turner
    Looking at
    Panik, Lowrie, Marwin Gonzalez, Andrelton Simmins,Kendrick
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin until he cools off

  184. hondo says:
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    Springer/Reynolds or D.Murphy/J.Villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Boss.I don’t know what stats some of these online trade analyzers use,but the disparity is huge.
        One was so head scratchingly strong on the Reynolds side I had to go to a higher authority and ask you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  185. TheRealAdamKing says:
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    IS it time to dump Buxton in redraft leagues? Asking for a friend… who looks suspiciously a lot like me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for who

      • TheRealAdamKing says:
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        @Grey: was looking at Conforto

  186. Huddy says:
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    Trying to scoop up some waivers after missed draft. Limits to transactions (35 to go)
    Vogt
    Miggy
    Odor
    Bregman
    Tim Anderson
    Pollock
    McCutchen
    Cain
    Mazara
    Haniger
    Owings
    Thames
    Drop any for Carlos Gomez Judge, Broxton, hold for now?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Huddy: I’d Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge over Owings

  187. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Buuuuuuuce!… ×2

    • William Hung says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: trade value boosted!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  188. 740 says:
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    wus goody Grey,

    10team h2h cats.

    pick two Haniger, Dickerson, Avisail, Souza, Beltran

    Eickhoff over Graveman?

    thank u. peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger, Dickerson…Hold for Graveman’s start

  189. letsgobravos says:
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    Finnegan with a clunker. Thankfully only 1 ER, but 5-1 walk to ks and only lasted 2 IP with 69 pitches. Very disappointing.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Check that, 4 Ks* That helps a little. Crossed him up looking at someone else’s line in the box score.

      • William Hung says:
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        @letsgobravos: lol the game of walks between Finnegan and Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was a mess

  190. juice says:
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    haniger/franco/grichuk pick two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      franco/grichuk

  191. juice says:
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    is camilla the pickup or doolittle

  192. juice says:
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    is camilla or doolittle the pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Casilla

  193. William Hung says:
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    does someone need to go tell Story to wake up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  194. Kevin Jackson says:
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    Mr. Grey,
    I’m in a net saves and holds league. Would you lose Dyson, Siegrist, Kintzler, or Ottavino to add Benoit? Thanks as always for the help and insight.

  195. Agentmoose71 says:
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    I drafted treinen and Watson as closers. Holland is still available. Is he worth adding over one of mine? I’m the absolute worst at picking closers. Thanks for the help.

  196. LenFuego says:
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    With respect to Ervin Santana, IHTSITYS, BITYS. I tried to get you to put him in your rankings, but you just wouldn’t listen. Tsk tsk tsk. :-)

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