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Halleberryloujah!  *does sign of the Marlins, kneels*  Blessed be thy lord of a Technicolor unicorn statue who graced his tight baseball pants around Giancarlo’s lower half.  I won’t take too much of your time, I know you are prolly busy.  Should I say probably when I’m addressing you?  You know, I’m gonna move on rather than wait for an answer.  I want to thank you for bringing Giancarlo Stanton into the 2017 season.  I saw him in a game last week back off a changeup like he was still scared after taking the beanball off the melon.  Was he scared?  If he was, I wouldn’t have blamed him.  I get scared too.  Like when my wife says, “Hey, Grey I made plans for us to go out with my friend and her husband.”  That scares me too.  But now that he hit two homers, going 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs, I’m relieved.  It was early, he was just getting into the swing things.  Pun!  What?  You don’t like puns?  Again, I’m fine not waiting for an answer.  Okay, now I’m going to cut this short because a sprinkler is going off into my face and I’m kneeling on my neighbor’s lawn.  Thank you.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (1, 2).  Homers aren’t his bag, but he should be as good as any of your standard leadoffy types.  He was actually dropped in my RCL, which I thought was silly, but I’m in last place right now so the world is upside down, Ender over Ender.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer (and his 3rd RBI — hehe).  His RBIs will come, as they did last year in the 2nd half.  Freeman is the newer, sexier version of Joey Votto.  I call him, Fetchy Boy-Crazy.  Actually, I don’t, I think that’s a Bond vixen name.

Amir Garrett – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.42.  Hmm, think it’s time to look closer at Muslim Mrs. Garrett.  Prospector Ralph said this offseason, “His control isn’t great, walking 59 batters in 144.2 innings, but it’s improved throughout his time in the minors. He throws a plus fastball in the mid-90’s, mixing in an above average slider that fluctuates between plus and fringe, and a developing change.  By the way, I feel like I write about more developing changes than a Bloomberg reporter in Central America. Yeah, I know, it’s a nuanced joke.  Grey wouldn’t understand because he’s stupid.”  Hey, what’s that all about?!  When I look at Amir’s peripherals, I see a pitcher I wouldn’t even trust yet in shallower mixed leagues for matchups.  Though, in deeper leagues, I’d let up on the reins slightly, but beware the roofie.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .429.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.25.  No walks is cool, but I like it a bit more with 5 or more Ks.  Not super, Nova.  More like Hale Bopp.  Amiright, Heaven’s Gate people?!

David Freese – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting cleanup.  Has anyone made so much out of so little?  Freese shouldn’t even be a cleanup hitter on a Triple-A team.  Disgraceful, C**nt Hurdle!

Matt Harvey – Will make his Sunday start.  Anyone wanna put money down that he leaves the start after five innings with renewed soreness?  I think we’re at two for instances of Harvey saying he’s not injured when he is injured.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer.  Two starts, two homers.  Granderson needs to play?  Really?  Really, Seth Myers?

Clay Buchholz – Has a partial tear of his flexor pronator mass.  He’s headed to see Dr. Freeze.  After his last start, this sounds like all good news.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Team Grey Albright, or as my Yelp-powered autocorrect likes to write Gravy Albrisket, is doing pretty good.  I will continue to update you if it continues to do well, or forget to mention how it’s doing if it tanks.

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.00.  He had poor months last year too, followed by 1-something ERA months.  Some months it’s Wince, some it’s Vince.

Matt Bush – Needed an injection in his shoulder.  Jeremy Jeffress now gets the lead for the closer job, but he’s not looked good.  Jose Leclerc looked solid last night, that might be all this shituation needs.  Jeff Banister refuses to name someone and Tony Barnette could also see save chances.  Imagine a baseball manager in another job.  “He keeps bringing his shih tzu in and we’ve lost three guys because of it.”  “Okay, so he might not be our best K-9 Unit policeman, refusing to use our dogs and instead turning to Mr. Peabody, but it’s a high pressure job.”  Managers one job is to put the right guy in the right situation!

Mike Napoli – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  He must’ve started cold, because I picked him up off waivers in one of my leagues, but he does tend to get scorching hot like his mother’s nipples, so let’s see it/them!

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .333.  Speaking of scorching hot, he’s been on fire to start the year.  Don’t go and drop anyone too big, but could schmotato him a little.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .129, breaking an 0-for-13 slump.  Not sure if he’s out of the woods yet, but maybe, if so, leave some breadcrumbs for Buxton!

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Who’s this guy?  Trout who?  Mike what?

Todd Frazier – Scratched with the flu.  Have you met my friend, Rob Tussin?

Stephen Drew – Hit the DL with a hamstring.  Sounds like it might be contagious to Nats shortstops.  It’s a pathogen and it’s replicating itself!  *runs out of the room screaming*  Filling in for the Nats will be Wilmer Difo, who I prefer in a Platoon, or as the Green Goblin.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.13 vs. Mike Leake – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.60.  I’m reminded of the song After the Flood by Brandy, “I’m way past a leak, I feel a tsunami right here on my cheek,” if she were singing from the POV of being Scherzer, but she might be talking about face orgasms.  Any hoo!

Stephen Piscotty – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 1st homer.  To think, you wanted him off your team eight games in and now nine games in you like him.  Crazy!

J.D. Martinez – Faced live pitching on Wednesday.  You can imagine how disappointed all those zombie pitchers were that wanted to face him.

Andrew Romine – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a grand slam.  Romine with the huge home run, lettuce rejoice!

Michael Fulmer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  I’m with the Stream-o-Nator on Fulmer, even in home starts against a team like the Twins, SON had a case of the Mehs ($6).  He just doesn’t excite me as much as I think he should.  The 95 MPH fastball is nice, but the 7-ish K/9 is less so.

Byron Buxton – Was benched yesterday, where he ate sunflower seeds, spitting out the seeds and eating the shells.

Zach Lee – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks.  Padre Fan #1, “I can’t believe how bad this rotation is.  I want to throw eggs at the mound.”  Padres Fan #2, “Egg Zach Lee?”  Padres Fan #1, “I’m glad you agree!”

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting . –pf bang’s!

Jabari Blash – 0-for-3, hitting .000.  Okay, but you combine that with his Spring Training average he’s hitting, like, what?  .450?  .440?  .000 still?  Aw, man.

Kyle Freeland – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Someone bid $76 of FAAB on Freeland in Tout Wars; I bid and won Senzatela for $1.  *insert gif of that random white guy not reacting*

David Price – Threw a pain-free bullpen session.  Raise your hand if you’re sick of Price injury updates.  ne to.  Ugh, sorry, had both hands up and tried typing with my nose.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  Guess who picked him up?  Well, I already have my hands up from the last blurb.  He’s around a 20-homer hitter in full-time at-bats, but will likely only face lefties.  One of which is today, so I’m giving him a whirl that he’s swinging a hot bat.  He only has to prove more worthy than The Lisper’s Nightmare and Kim (not Eminem’s ex), so Mancini could work his way into everyday at-bats.

Chris Davis – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Also, in this game, Adam Jones (2-for-5) hit his 2nd homer and Jonathan Schoop (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st as he joined the 2017 season.  Everyone was slamming Steven Wright (1 1/3 IP, 8 ER) like it was a Comedy Central Roast.  Even the one random non-funny person got into the act.  Let’s call that person The Situation.

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .133.  He’s hitting his weight, in the after-dysentery picture.  Sorry, still in roast mode.

Justin Turner – Remains out with a sore quad.  No relation to Lord Farquaad.

Andrew Toles – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  Isn’t his bag steals?  Hey, I don’t mind it, you do your thing, Toles.  Just don’t fall in love with the long ball.  Look at Coach Gravy Albrisket!  Okay, need to remove this Yelp-powered autocorrect now.

Brandon McCarthy – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.54 vs. John Lackey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  So far, so happy I drafted Lackey in nearly every league.  Wish I would’ve doubled up on that Old World style with McCarthy too.  You can’t go wrong with Dodgers starters, I really believe that.

Marcus Stroman – 9 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.76 as he was the tough luck loser against Chase Anderson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.69.  Well, Stroman we know, but this Chase Anderson cat — purr, purr — know what I’m sayin’?  *looks at Anderson’s xFIP, his K/9, his peripherals*  Oh, God, why did I do that?  I’m blind!  Wait, I just had my eyes shut doing a Ben Carson impersonation.  Okay, but still not great for Chase.  A hole?  Maybe, don’t know him personally, but more just avoid.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .179.  Bit disconcerting how low his average is, and the Jose Hernandez-esque K-rate, but it’s early, I’d try not to panic.

Marcus Semien – 0-for-3, 2 runs and a steal, now with 4 SBs.  Semien has been running so much that I would’ve sworn Oakland hired a Japanese coach.

Andrew Triggs – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  Love that I drafted him in my NFBC league, hate that I’ve benched him for both of his starts.  Sonavabench!  His peripherals are saying he’s getting super lucky, however.  So, I’d give him a start at home if Stream-o-Nator ever agrees, but I’d be hesitant about going all in yet.

Jason Hammel – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.52.  Life’s too short like Altuve, Royals are not going to be good, and I’d lose Hammel in most shallower leagues.  Maybe we’ll go back to him at some point, but right now it’s not worth the aggravation.

Raul Mondesi – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Cool, nice, solid, but how about Survivor last night?!  Wow!  Sorry, I’m the only one that still watches it, I know.  As for Mondesi, more power to him, literally!  Kidding, he’s a mess.  He’s hitting .167, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it never gets above .210.  Really think another year in the minors might do him good.  I’m also farting in your general direction, Buxton.

Taylor Motter – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, after a three-hit game in his first start.  Someone’s getting Wally Pipp’d!  Maybe a short-term schmotato until Segura comes back.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .216.  I still believe.

Derek Holland – 6 IP, 5 baserunners (1 Hit), 4 Ks, ERA at 1.50 vs. Danny Salazar – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  I watched this game because I wanted to see Salazar, so maybe some confirmation bias came into play, but Holland may have only gave up one hit, however Salazar looked a lot better.  Quite a few line drives were at people with Holland and I wasn’t impressed, i.e. Holland can kiss my grits with his tulips.

Blake Snell – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 BBs, 1 K, ERA at 3.18.  I bet he’s gonna be good at some point, but I’m so out on Snell.  I’ve dropped him in a 15-team mixed league and wouldn’t go near him outside of deeper leagues.  He’s just too erratic at this point.

Greg Bird – Remained sidelined with the flu and an ankle injury.  A flankle injury, so to speak.

Jordan Montgomery – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st major league start.  Previously, I said, “My quick and dirty take on him is he’s a junkball pitcher who throws like he’s a 37-year-old who has made adjustments from his fireball youth days.  He has decent Ks in the minors (and spring), but junk plays in the minors better than it plays in the majors.  He could be a 4.50 ERA pitcher in the majors with a 6+ K/9 and I wouldn’t be surprised.  Impressed, I am not.  Talk like Yoda, I am doing.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Brett Gardner – Collided with Rickie Weeks on grounder and pulled from the game with a bruised jaw and neck.  Gardner flew way too close to the SAGNOF sun.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .308.  The Yankees’ lineup 7-8-9 hitters: Judge, Higashioka, Kozma.  Sounds like the chairman from Iron Chef.  They need a player named, Allie Cuisine.  “Before my at-bat, I will bite into this bell pepper.”

 
  1. GroovyGreg says:
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    Stayed up late just to see Grey’s Giancarboner post… didn’t disappoint, good stuff as always my mustachioed friend!

  2. Mordacious Levator says:
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    mancini already is working his way into extra at bats, after 2 str lefty days (mon-tue) he started against a righty wed. and WTF is with BAL facing 3 lefties in 4 days (clearly i own lisper in more than 1 place) anyway? is the AL filled with that many more lefties than NL now?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: and mancini i think only has to prove more valuable than one of kim/smith

    • bigbear says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: Camden and Yankee stadium favors lefty power hitters. So the AL East tends to have a few lefty SPs to counter that.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Mordacious Levator:

      If Trey Mancini gets hot we have to nickname him “Boom-Boom” right?

  3. Didnt i tell you to call me Ernie or Big Ern? says:
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    10 team league, your staff is Arrieta, Duffy, Maeda, Gausman, Bundy would you be streaming Bundys spot going forward? or Gausman? some pitchers available

    Finnegan
    Graveman
    Ervin
    Pineda
    Cobb
    Moore
    Leake

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    That Semien quip though. New heights of subtlety and nastiness. Well done.

  5. ziggaman730 says:
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    I was offered Belt and Rendon for Boegarts. I have Addison Russell as my other ss and am platooning zimmerman and Shaw at 1b right now. Should I accept?? I also just offered him Boegarts and Jay Hey for Miguel Cabrera just as a shot in the dark he ill take it bc he really needs a ss but he wont take that lol.

    So would it be wise to get Belt and Rendon for Boegarts?

    • ziggaman730 says:
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      @ziggaman730:

      fyi its a 20 team league so wire is slim pickings

  6. goodfold6 says:
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    interesting, you had the balls to grab franco world empire in an OBP even with his complete lack of walks. i’ve had similar decisions in numerous leagues between him and one of lamb/turner. my guess is you got franco cheaper than those here.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @goodfold6: Grey generally is very willing to overlook a poor walk rate. Sometimes you get value because other perts take the fear too far on certain players. Other times you end up with a gazillion shares of Odor.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: in his normal rankings it doesn’t matter at all (re:odor). but that link it to an OBP league. it’s very likely franco is ranked by his leaguemates lower than probably any other type of league due to his lack of BB’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold6: Yeah, he came at a good price

  7. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up Benintendi/Puig to buy low on Story right? Lots of OF depth and Story would go into one of a couple UTIL slots.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @ThE sHiT: I would do that in a heartbeat. And that’s not just because I own him in every league!

      It’s not even two weeks in, and Story is doing just as well as Rizzo and earning Miggy. Slumps happen, but early season slumps are the ones you can leverage! Story’s Ks are basically the same rate, he’s walking twice as much, and has a .220 babip. Go get him!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @ThE sHiT: As a Story owner, that’s definitely an offer I’d entertain, though don’t quite love the Puig part.

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    So much good stuff in your write-ups it hurts!!!

    a. I love all of these guys, loved ’em last year too! Especially Trey “Boom Boom” Mancini. He didn’t homer in the last game of last season and I still remember that debacle!

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 13

    Sheriff: ‘Yeah, me.’
    Rambo: ‘Why are you pushin’ me?’
    Sheriff: ‘What did you say?’
    Rambo: ‘I said why are you pushing me, I haven’t done anything to you.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  9. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    I watch Survivor….have Zeke in a pool. I also have Rich Hill….not all Dodger pitchers are created equal .
    I have to drop one player when Hill comes off the DL . Probably July
    Loenys Martin or K Glover ..both on my bench
    6×6 league (with holds)

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Can we send MLB season e-vites to Rizzo and Story as well? Asking for a friend (aka my 11th place keeper team with 3 DL’d keepers).

  11. I just dropped Andrew Bailey after he went on the DL and I could use another pitcher for a 15-team competitive 6×6 roto league with separate categories for saves and holds and only four bench spots.

    My pitching staff is: SPs: McCullers, Carrasco, Danny Duffy, Shoemaker, Madeda (Can you see the Razball DNA in that staff?); RPs: Casilla, Doolittle, Britton, Benoit.

    I’d normally want to replace Bailey with another RP to keep pace with some ratio help, plus holds and possibly back into a closer as I did with Benoit. But the choices aren’t great: Jose Leclerc and Tony Barnette in Texas, or maybe Ryan Buchter, Joe Jimenez, Brad Peacock, Jerry Blevins, or Corey Knebel.

    I’m only a little behind on innings (1350 limit), but I could also grab a SP instead (Brandon McCarthy is the most interesting choice). Or just use the spot for the SoN’s flavor of the day, like Wei-Yin Chen, who I picked up for today.

    My gut says to pick up one of the RP (leaning toward Leclerc) until his role becomes clear, and if he’s not worth holding, use the spot for streamers. What do you think? What would you do in this situation?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Enrique: Think I’d go with McCarthy for a little while.

      • enrique says:
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        @bigbear: @Grey: Thanks, gentlemen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    RCLers! My 12 team roto league at work just changed unexpectedly FROM weekly lineups and grabs TO weekly waiver grabs, but daily lineup changes (long story).

    In any event, with the new changes, I’m now less focused on two start pitchers of the week, and more focused on being able to slot in elite RPs into the active pitching spots while I swap my SPs in and out, RCL style.

    What committee-closer / non-closer RPs are we liking this year? (All actual closers are taken). Looking for those Miller / Betances types.

    Looking at the FAs, my current list looks like:
    Capps
    Doolittle
    Devinski
    Justin Wilson
    Knebel
    Carl Edwards

    Any favorites from this list or guys in the same vein you like more?

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks! Yeah I love seeing that usage so far. Due to Yahoo’s wild rankings, I lucked into a pretty strong front end of the rotation, so I think I could spare to lose some Lance Lynn, Taijaun Walker, Patrick Corbin types in favor of 2-3 of these guys and a streamer spot.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Justin Wilson has been excellent with a W, SV, and a couple holds with good K and Ratios…I have him a league that counts saves and holds and havent regretted it. Im assuming Neris is already rostered. Capps when he comes back, if healthy, should slide into a set up role immediately and eventually take the closer gig.
      Deviniski’s numbers have been great, but its been 2 long relief appearances….harder to guess when he will be getting his stats as opposed to a set up guy.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @B the Esq.: That’s a good one too, thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks!

  13. Bosox says:
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    Drop Nova for Pineda ?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Bosox:

      I wouldn’t trust Pineda at all. His flashes of brilliance tend to be surrounded by weeks of suck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosox: For Ks, sure

      • Bosox says:
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        @Grey: head to head points

  14. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    didn’t get either of bush/j.gray from waivers. left with one move on week. QS/K per 9/ OBP over AVG and total bases/hits added 14 team h2h.
    have this:
    lackey/conley/shoemaker/kennedy/wood (SON loves next start)/duffy/carmart

    RP (4 slots): jeffress/familia/bearclaw/madson/kimbrel/capps (DL)

    use my last move on any of:
    SP -wily P (great thus far, SON don’t hate it, does hate the 2nd matchup @ CUBS), nelson (same thing), senzatela, corbin
    – RP – barnette
    – C -replace hedges with mccann or d’arnaud
    my drop would be madson or bearclaw (would lead with madson i’d think)

  15. Don says:
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    I traded Britton and Odubie (bench bat) for Khris Davis and Betances, then flipped Khris for Cargo. I now own DJ LeMay, Story, Arenado, and Cargo. It was cool how all 4 got shut down by the Padres emergency spot starter yesterday.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Don:

      The biggest peril of stacking one team’s lineup is how frustrating it is when they go cold for a week.

      Fret not, though. There are many Coors Field summer month games ahead!

      • Don says:
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        @Hawk: I also didn’t think about them facing Bumgarner/Kershaw several times. In the words of Gob Bluth, “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Haha, ouch, Don

  16. Ryan says:
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    In a 6×6 w/ hits as extra category do you drop Puig for Judge? Thanks!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ryan:

      I am really high on Judge but how do you drop Puig right now?

  17. E says:
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    I still watch Survivor.

    Is Trevor Story dead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: I hope not

  18. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Slow start for my offense this year. Resisting urge to do something rash. I’ll feel better when Story hits a HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: You know what you need? A short schedule homer from Chris Carter!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: You just made me so nostalgic for last year I’m gonna dust off my “I’m with her” pin! ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I altered mine to say I’m with Hernan Perez

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: That dude saved my season last year!! You’re making it worse!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, I’m sorry!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I can never stay mad at you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Goddamn our relationship is strong!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Tremendous.

  19. papasmurf says:
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    Stanton just doubled my team HR output. What a man!

    Even Altuve Smurf got 3 hits. Time to get going.

    Maybe even Scheppers (DL) could get a shot.

  20. William Hung says:
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    Each day Trevor Story, Anthony Rizzo, Mookie Betts, and Anthony Rendon keep punching me in the gut… I also had my first 0.00 ERA day thanks to only Joaquin Benoit pitching, so there’s that!

    • Chucky says:
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      You might want to consider alternatives with Mookie. Not so tough anymore without Big Papi watching his back.

  21. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    just finished (in order and in full) vice principals.

    – “get on your knees snodgrass!”

    – “that’s why you don’t drink icehouse at band practice”

  22. Jim Wiser says:
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    With my Segura on DL, who should I pick up from the available Saladino, Mother or Difo? Thanks

  23. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Would you start Gausman today in Toronto?

  24. Cram It says:
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    The worst radio broadcast team in history…John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, had this gem when Judge homered. “It’s Judgement day!” “Judge, jury and executioner.” Like they were throwing out every play on words they could think of at the moment. Even though they probably couldn’t wait to use those, or they always use those when he homers. Eh who cares, they just suck. Hey is that a HR? I’ll be the Judge of that! Oh God, it’s contagious…

      • Cram It says:
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        @de nachos: Nacho!

        “Eyes. I’s yo nextdoor neighbor!”

      • J-FOH says:
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        @de nachos: NACHO! I posted the same video to Ralph a few weeks back and also this version too https://youtu.be/IQi546UqfT4

        Great to see you in here again. One of my favorite commenters ever. I’m smiling right now

    • ryanoger says:
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      @Cram It:

      thanks for this cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Don’t judge, udon know me! Wait, that’s the ramen place by me

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: mmmmhhhhhhh…. ramen

    • @Cram It: Agreed, Cram. Drove down during their series in Baltimore and listened to the O’s station instead. As a Yankee fan, it was a wake-up call for how positively awful John & Susan really are. Give their listeners no flippin’ idea what’s going on, on the field. & more often than not, have to correct their calls well after the umps signal. All while sprinkling in some Howdy Doody, phone booth, Mr. Magoo, drive-in movie, Jayne Mansfield, references. & that’s not even addressing the lame ass homerun calls that even my kids are tired of. Brutal. Definitely an assisted living broadcast.

  25. Alex says:
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    In one of my leagues my team’s BA is .188 and I’m in 5th place (26 teams). How’s that work?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Very productive .188 I guess

  26. Chucky says:
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    Mookie ain’t looking so tough anymore, now that Big Papi isn’t around to “have his back”. I think we saw Mookie’s career year last year. The #2 player in 2017’s draft? He wont even be a first two round selection in 2018.

    • MP29K says:
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      @Chucky: it’s WAY too early to say that. The guy had a flu for a full week of the season. Give him time, he will shine.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: Hot take!

    • M says:
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      @Chucky: Mookie started slow in April last year too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Bit early for that

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chucky: He batted first early in the season, and he batted .266 last April. It’s 5 games, and he had the flu. If you watch baseball it’s obvious he’s a top 20 talent in the game.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Ralph gets Google Alerts “Who said something negative about Red Sox players?”

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Grey: I’m the Tom Joad of the Red Sox.

          If there’s a comment dogging Mookie, You’ll see me!

          If someone doubts Benintendi, You’ll see me.

          If someone calls Rick Porcello lucky, You’ll see me, Ma! You’ll see me!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA

  27. My Wife Turned Down the Volume on your Podcast says:
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    Looking for advice for how to fill out my team…10 team, standard 5×5. It’s a 10 player keeper league. Are you seeing any weaknesses or areas I should trade for ?

    C posey (wieters)
    1b votto
    2b odor
    3b bregman
    Ss boegarts
    Of Braun, Bautista, peraza
    Util – encarcion, Franco
    Bench – haniger, Reynolds, fowler, Holliday, castellanos
    Dl – Ian Desmond, jd Martinez
    Sp – sale. Carlos Martinez. Gausman, Pineda, Lynn, graveman
    Rp – Giles, reed, bush, barnette, dyson, neris, treinen
    Dl – rich hill, Rodon

    Thanks !

  28. MP29K says:
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    I was so impressed with Montgomery’s stuff (tons of movement, 4 pitches, poise at his age), that I dropped Lance Lynn in the third inning of the Yank’s game to pick him up. Surprised you weren’t impressed, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MP29K: He didn’t get out of the 5th inning

  29. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Grey!

    10 team h2h 5×5 OBP limited season moves

    1) continue to hold Taijuan Walker (awful K/BB and low velo) or drop for one of: Urias (just dropped), Shoemaker, Gio Gonzalez, Nova, Cobb, Ross, Gsellman, Garrett, Wheeler, C Anderson, McCarthy, Miller, Morton, D Norris. I’m really intrigued by the upside of Urias, but would likely have to hold him on the bench for a couple of weeks at least.

    2) Hold Dyson or drop for Leclerc, Bush, Benoit, Jeffress, Need, Doolittle, Glover

    3) Continue to hold Broxton and Thames(OBP league) or drop for one of Haniger, Pence, Ozuna, Margot, Judge, Kiermaier, Souza, Santana

    • Cram It says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: You can wait to pick up Urias. I’d stream Walker’s spot. Start Gsellman today!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It: Oh, limited season moves. I still like Gsellman.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: we probably don’t see urias until June and I wouldn’t be shocked if July

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @J-FOH: Didn’t Roberts say the end of April is a possibility yesterday?

  30. Koz says:
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    Montgomery a junk ball pitcher? He’s 6’6″ 225lbs and throws 93-95 mph (up from 91-93). He’s a lefty. He throws 4 pitches with good command for a youngster. The dude has solid #3 with #2 upside written all over him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Koz: Guess we’ll see

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Koz: He absolutely throws junk for offspeed stuff. If you don’t trust me this what Logenhagen wrote in his profile on Montgomery “While he lacks a true swing-and-miss secondary, Montgomery’s command of a diverse pallet of junk should allow him to negotiate through big-league lineups multiple times. He has an average 12-6 curveball, usually 78-81, with solid depth and middling bite”. His fastball velocity sits 92-93. Every so often he’ll tick up to 95. The best part of his game is the downhill plane on his delivery.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: NY media and fandom won’t let people accept the truth about a new player.

  31. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    I was offered a deal in my dynasty league and I’m not sure how to value it. I’d be giving up Correa (age 22) and Carpenter (31) for Scherzer (32), CMartinez (25), and ARussell (23). I’m tempted to accept the deal but wonder if I am underestimating just how valuable Correa is/will be. Thoughts?

    My current roster is:
    C) R Martin (WRamos on DL)
    C) Wieters
    1B) C Santana
    2B) LeMahieu
    3B) J Turner
    SS) Correa
    Mi) T Turner (2B/SS/OF)
    Ci) Carpenter (1B/2B/3B)
    OF) Stanton
    OF) Tomas
    OF) C Gomez
    OF) K Morales (1B/OF)
    OF) Kiermaier
    U) N Walker (Solarte)
    U) R Davis (DeShields) (Moreland)

    NA) B Zimmer

    SP) Darvish
    SP) Maeda
    SP) Stroman
    SP) Manaea
    SP) Shoemaker (TWalker)
    SP) Cotton (Wacha)

    RP) Jansen (Buchter) (Capps on DL)
    RP) Chapman (G Dayton)

    NA) Honeywell

    • PublicEnemy#1 says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: I should add that this is an OBP league

      • Ocho says:
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        Start gsellman @miami if I’m down 3-1 losses tied 1-1 wins, tied 2-2 Homers and up 30-17 k’s I also have gray @sf tonight

        He has bum and Ryu vs cubs

        Scared of the Miami bats right now

  32. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! I watched Wheeler’s start last night. Impressed. Super efficient, nasty curve. Got pulled after walking the bases full after 85 pitches (2 outs). Reliever serves up a salami to Franco.
    I think he will be a nice 4th SP for the rest of the year if he can avoid injury and work up his endurance.

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: You blowhard! I agree my man, he looked great. Just an instance of the grim nature of h2h categories happened to me last night in regards to this. Collins pulled wheeler at 85 pitches and put in some scrub who gave up a first pitch gs to Franco (on the team I’m playing against), also just one out away from a QS. At least he got the win… I’m afraid I accidentally blew myself on him last night…

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Touche! Ouch on the Franco – the chump I’m playing luckily had him benched – Sonofabench!

  33. joeg414 says:
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    What do guys think :
    Been offered D.Robertson for Ryan Zimmerman .
    I have Diaz , Dyson , Reed and Familia.
    I have Gurriel and Drury to cover the corner spot. Maybe would cut Dyson for a bench bat.
    5×5 roto

    • Cram It says:
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      @joeg414: Take it. Zimmerman is replaceable.

  34. crenshaw07 says:
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    I own Dyson. Somebody else owns Bush. I picked up Jeffress. Should I drop Dyson to also pick up Barnett…or hold Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crenshaw07: Hold for today, see what happens

  35. Ballsinplay says:
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    Piscotty doesn’t know why he is on waivers in my league, but would you drop Suarez or Duda for him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ballsinplay: Piscotty doesn’t know why you have to ask. Either one.

      • Ballsinplay says:
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        @Cram It: more of a question about the value of Duda vs Suarez. Piscotty knows he wants to be on my roster.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ballsinplay: Are they both backup bench bats?

  36. The Great Knoche says:
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    Tayloe Motter! NFBC, 2nd injury replacement guy I have now getting ABs way too early. I need these ABs in July.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Ha. What’s his story over there? Someone get hurt?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Playing short for Segura.

  37. Synyster says:
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    Great stuff! Glad to see Stanton finally wake up and get some hits. Maybe he will share his secret with Story and we will finally see some home runs from him too.

    I could definitely use some AVG/OBP/RBI help. Any of these SP pitchers worth dealing for Wil Myers or hold? Nova, Gray, Bundy, Salazar, Verlander, McCullers, Maeda, Cole.

    Rest of my lineup looks something like Perez, Rizzo, Solarte, J.Turner, Story, Stanton, Marte, Maz, Duvall, bench: C.Santana, dl: T.Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Any of them…. Maybe Cole to be fairish

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Ty sir. Do you think I NEED to make the move? I hate doing things like this so early into the season, especially when my bats will probably start heating up soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, hold

  38. Vrugg says:
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    Grey, in a Yahoo 12 team H2H with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB . Looking to replace Kemp.

    WW options are: Kepler, Dickerson, Kiermaier, and Heyward. Who do you like? Thanks!

    • Vrugg says:
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      D. Peralta is also in the wire.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Vrugg: Avon Barksdale liked his lefty trigger finger.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Since The Wire boooooores you so much, I’m surprised you commented.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: indoeant bore I just always watch it after my regular shows. I need a pot of coffee and some daytime to start powering through. Circumstances my man… circumstances

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @J-FOH: You need to power through like it was GoT.

  39. Brett says:
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    12 team H2H Categories (R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP x K, QS, SV, ERA, WHIP)

    Give Aaron Nola & Jharel Cotton; Get Mitch Haniger & Jake Odorizzi

    Current OF: Springer, Yelich, Pederson, Thames, Holliday, Broxton, Jankowski & Martin
    Current P: Syndergaard, Stroman, Paxton, Maeda, Bundy, Shields, Urias, Price (DL), DeSclafani (DL)

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: So….balanced?

  40. boognish says:
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    Yo,

    My first auction/CBS league, did not know everyone fills starters before reserves and I’m short on pitching – K’s particularly. Would you trade my Mazara for his Mccullers?

    10 tm 5×5 OBP, deep rosters (36 player max, so wire is bare), 8-10 keepers depending on final standings…thanks!

    My Team:
    C Contreras
    C Grandal
    1B Rizzo
    2B Panik
    SS Russell
    MI Schoop
    3B Franco
    CI Encarnacion
    OF Betts, Marte, Mazara, Peraza, Rajai
    U Castellanos

    BN Cron, Javy Baez, Melky, Deshields (weekly WW, real $$ auction)

    DL J. Bradley, JD Matinez, Kipnis

    SP Cole, Duffy, Taillon, Maeda, J. Gray, Morton, D. Norris, WY Chen, Shelby Miller, J. Garcia
    RP Colome, Holand, Ramos, A. Reed

    DL D Price

  41. HomerHWBush says:
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    Just got offered Vince Velasquez for Buxton.

    Is it too early to cut bait? My team does need K’s

    Other OFs: JBJ, Blackmon, Polanco, Kepler, Judge

  42. Bosox says:
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    Just traded puig and Addison russel for story. What do you think?

  43. Vincent Ruggiero says:
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    Grey, in a Yahoo 12 team H2H with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB . Looking to replace Kemp. WW possibilities are: Kepler, Dickerson, Kiermaier, Werth, and Heyward. Your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Vincent Ruggiero: He’s out for 4 days. Take whoever is hitting right now/isn’t facing the Indians or Mets pitching the next 5 days.

  44. Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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    I have nothing of substance to say, just wanted to comment that this is my first year in an RCL. And my draft strategy of going hard on offense and skipping elite starters entirely has produced, so far, a trash offense with one of the best SP groups in the league. Strapping in for a fun ride!

  45. Moneyball says:
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    In my 14 team weekly league where everyone has to start 6 SP, I have B.McCarthy & Brett Anderson with Alex Wood and Mike Montgomery on my bench.
    Besides Wins, Losses is another of our categories (7×7).

    I feel oddly confident in having the Cubs & Dodgers “5th starter.”

  46. Johnc says:
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    weighing a trade offer that gives me a choice of Gardner or Inciarte. Despite his slow start, isn’t Ender’s playing time more secure, less likely a platoon?

  47. Squidblob says:
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    Grey, your moustache is vibrant and omnipresent. I’m in a 10-team mixed league with deep benches. I waited on drafting a 3rd OF and ended up with Nomar Mazara, Mitch Haniger, and Max Kepler to compete for my 3rd OF slot. Loving Mazara and Haniger. Too early to pull the plug on Kepler?- I have a deep bench so I can wait a little bit longer, just haven’t seen much, and I know you were high on him going into the season.

    One note, this league counts OBP, and Ks for batters count against you. Well, actually, they count against me, not you, but you know what I mean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Squidblob: Thanks! You don’t need him

  48. Adam says:
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    Gio Gonzalez, graverman or Bundy ROS?
    Standard league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Graveman

  49. omar says:
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    How valuable is a top-tier closer in an Only League?

    8 team 5×5 AL Only Standard Roto (yahoo):

    Pondering making the offer below:

    Give:
    Chapman
    Devon Travis
    Melky Cabrera

    Get:
    Altuve
    Devenski

    Current Roster:
    c – J. McCann
    1b – Hosmer
    2b – Travis
    ss – Lindor
    3b – Machado
    if – Healy
    of – Betts
    of – Benintendi
    of – Kepler
    of – Haniger
    util – Melky
    dl – Just Dong
    dl – Wilson Ramos
    bn – Leonys

    sp – McCullers
    sp – Stroman
    sp – Liriano
    sp – Shoemaker
    rp – Chapman
    rp – Giles
    p – Bedrosian
    p – Justin Wilson
    p – Nate Jones
    bn – Bundy
    bn – Daniel Norris
    bn – Eduardo Rodriguez
    bn – Joe Jimenez

    Hate losing Aroldis and his SV/ratios, but I’m still in the save game, and am usually good at playing SAGNOF for RP’s during the season. Already gotta couple next-man-up types (Wilson/Jimenez, Jones). Thinking about pulling the trigger on Barnette on the WW too. Could keep Altuve through the 2018 season.

    Thoughts??

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Works for me

      • omar says:
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        @Grey:
        Pulled the trigger on this exchange:
        Gave:
        Hosmer
        Ken Giles
        Travis
        Melky

        Got:
        Altuve
        Mitch Moreland
        Devenski

        Really like my team now. Healy should have 1b eligibility shortly, and got to keep Chapman. Once J.D. gets back i’ll be rollin’. May pickup Gallo until then. New Roster:

        c – J. McCann
        1b – Moreland
        2b – Altuve
        ss – Lindor
        3b – Machado
        if – Healy
        of – Betts
        of – Benintendi
        of – Kepler
        of – Haniger
        util – Leonys
        dl – Just Dong
        dl – Wilson Ramos

        sp – McCullers
        sp – Stroman
        sp – Liriano
        sp – Devenski
        rp – Aroldis
        rp – Bedrosian
        p – Nate Jones
        p – Justin Wilson
        p – Barnette
        bn – Shoemaker
        bn – Bundy
        bn – Daniel Norris
        bn – Ed Rod

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  50. ElBoss says:
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    Mondesi is going to make you Rau(l) the day you dropped him!!! You take out his first 2 games and he’s hiring almost .250 and growing, with a Homer and 3 steals!! doing way better than my first round pick this year, it’s OK Miguel I know your hurt, maybe you should take a DL stint, I wonder if he is hiding his injury for money reasons, has to play so many games to get a incentives??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ElBoss: Hope you’re right!

  51. Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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    *Amen*

    As a Rupp owner in a 12 tm, h2h, would you hold or drop for Leon, Vogt, Cervelli, McCann, Hedges, Hundley, d’Arnot (this is overwhelming)…or pick up and stash Mesoraco?

  52. Ocho says:
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    9×9 league drop neris for Jeffries or try and get bush off waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ocho: Sure, Jeffress

  53. joeg414 says:
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    Sit Ryu today in Chicago ? Cubs are due .

  54. mcmi11ions says:
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    In a H2H league. My regular 1B (Myers) is off today. I grabbed Reynolds a few days ago cause he was hot and my league gives weekly prizes for leading in a designated category, this week is HR… Now that the Rockies aren’t home anymore I’m a bit more hesitant to play Reynolds, especially since Hitter-Tron hates the matchup… as someone new to using Hitter-Tron, if I were play by the book, what $ value would you generally use as a cutoff to bench a guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Depends on options, if you have better options, start the better ones

  55. Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good says:
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    Grey,

    Love the title! Check out the music video to that song on youTube when you get the chance. I’m not sure exactly when Elton John came out, but if it wasn’t before that video, then that video was basically him coming out. Pretty hilarious.

    Wanted your thoughts on H2H Categories strategy. I have Dyson, K-Rod and Maurer as my “closers”. Obviously Dyson is toast, so someone offered me Margot and Stroman for K-Rod and Maurer. Given the format and my closers, would you consider just punting saves? Or is that always a bad strategy since you are giving your opponent one win per week for free?

  56. Tony C says:
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    I know small sample size but should I add chase Anderson, Brandon McCarthy, Derek Holland, Wily Peralta or Jimmy Nelson and drop Ivan Nova or Jeremy Hellickson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy over Hellickson

  57. Mello Yello says:
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    I know the peripherals on Garrett may be iffy, but that changeup is almost unhittable when it’s on…color me interested…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you’re right since I do own him in an NL-Only league

  58. The Guillentine says:
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    I have the following hitters on my keeper auction team:
    Betts
    Rizzo
    McCutch
    Polanco

    Can i please cry yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no crying in fantasy baseball (yes, there is, who am I kidding)

  59. TacktheKack says:
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    Hi Gray, Velasquez or R. Ray ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, coin flip

  60. Robert Gsellman says:
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    Starting me today @ MIA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  61. Jon says:
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    Guy offering me Piscotty for Morales and Nova… I loose power but should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  62. Sky

    Sky says:
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    TFW you spend $1 on Senzatela and someone spends $76 on Freeland (UPGRADE):

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that the new white guy who blinks?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It should be. It shows every stage of WTF one could experience.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2017 the year of the Disbelieving gif

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            But is it the year of Max Kepler? That’s what we want to know.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Still early!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                I keep saying that about DeShields myself. *Pulls hair out. Eats own hair. Feels comforted, but cold as well because I’m now bald*

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wear Delino as a hat and walk around saying “You DeShields yourself from gamma rays.”

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: I don’t know. I got food poisoning last Friday and when I WTF’d I didn’t look like that

  63. Joshua NYC says:
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    Rank em ROS

    Haniger, Judge, and David Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger, Judge

  64. Wilson says:
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    My pitching is a mess.. ERA and WHIP are all at the last place..

    I got Machado already, I am think to trade C. Martinez + Frazier for MadBum.
    Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Wilson says:
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      And, what if I trade Frazier for Verlander?

        • Wilson says:
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          @Grey:
          Thanks. I was refused earlier. Verlander’s owner still wants him..
          Another option, I trade my Frazier for Kluber?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Okay

  65. Johnc says:
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    Is Nova a streamer in a 12 team league? I have Taillon and Quintana so I am very familiar with Quality Starts without wins! Can someone please score runs for my SPs???????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  66. Jim says:
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    ROS Wieters or Russell Martin?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Martin

  67. Dommattingly says:
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    Would you rather have Napoli or werth as an end of the bench guy? BA is a concern. 10 team H2H. THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  68. Scott says:
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    Do you expect bush to be the guy if he is healthy?

    I thought jeffress was next man up and he pitched in the 7th! If bush is on dl who is the guy to own or is it too much of clusterF to even bother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Jeffress appears next, I grabbed Leclerc to see, Banister doesn’t even know who’s next

  69. Great write-up, Grey. Crazy about Dodgers starters also. Any feel for when Joe Ross might take the hill? Nats seem to want him to refine a thing or three. Swap him out for a recently dropped in my league, Ryu? (Could also drop D. Noris.) Or exercise early season patience? Tough so far with my similar hitters performing like yers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Ryu

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey. Since last we spoke …Joe Ross had a most productive 7 inning AAA start today (& Buxton, currently 0-2). Ross may start next week for the Nats. Would you prefer to replace either D. Norris, Finnegan or Snell for hefty lefty Ryu? Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Snell

  70. J-FOH says:
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    I like your yelp name it makes me hungry. It sounds delicious and now I want to go buy me a brisket and take the dripping and make some gravy. I see roster resource has both leclerc and Barnett as closer and I bet dollars to cronuts Leclerc gets first opp (he didn’t pitch last night) and he throws smoke vs the soft tossing Barnette

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J-FOH: oops read wrong box score. Still think it’s Leclerc. He has that thing that screams closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc pitched almost 2 IP last night

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I know but looking long term or at least til bush comes back I like Leclerc. Barnette may get the next opp if it comes up tonight or tomorrow but if it’s Saturday I don’t think so. I’m also praying the Darvish goes deep tonight K’s 12 and odor goes for 3 dongs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leclerc pitched last night

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: yeah obviously. You need a good shaking

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but he pitched yesterday

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I hate you like I hate Rachel Ray

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You wanna hate-f*ck us?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: ewwww. You may have some good recipes but your personality makes me want to throw you off a building

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      *makes mental note to not go to roof of building with JFOH*

  71. Mello Yello says:
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    Will they try Gallo in the OF if/when Beltre comes back?…if he gets going, no way they can keep him out

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: Or maybe Choo platoons and Gallo goes to DH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over who?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: DeShields and Gomez

  72. Rice says:
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    Piscotty and Peralta available.

    Should I drop Hosmer / Fowler for one? both? neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler for Piscotty

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Greatly appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you!

  73. Shitwolf says:
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    Grey is it just me or does Nola sound like a breakfast cereal?

    I just got a box of Nola this morning and it cost me a walker to the store and some meat that was used and abused and covered in dust called Trenein… anyway I’m pretty happy with my new cereal

    after watching walkers last start and that horrific play home I’m so out!

    ANYWHOOOO…. I think Im gonna pick up feliz to fill that closer spot….

    1) its either him or Benoit but I kinda like the 100mph thing feliz has got going on! what say you??

    2)also probably have to drop a bench bat because I have too many men there and I got no catcher… Rusty Marty was dropped so he is the obvious pick up (im assuming he wont slump all year like the schmoparrot who dropped him….

    whos got to go? Broxton Bird Margot… man I already know this one ur gonna say Margot and Im gonna cry because he started out so well this year… its hard to let go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aaron Fiber?

      1. Feliz 2. Margot

  74. Ocho says:
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    Start gsellman @miami if I’m down 3-1 losses tied 1-1 wins, tied 2-2 Homers and up 30-17 k’s I also have gray @sf tonight

    He has bum and Ryu vs cubs

    Scared of the Miami bats right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

    • William Hung says:
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      @Ocho: if you are down losses already i’d roll the dice on Gsellman or wait till Sat/Sun and start streaming

    • Fausto

      FaustoCarmona says:
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      @Ocho: Just curious, what are your league scoring settings?

  75. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think it’s safe to move on from Dyson or that they’ll still give him a shot a closing?
    My other best options for saves would be to pick up Doolittle, T Barnette, or Jeffress.
    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can move on, Doolittle

  76. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Some idiot dropped Belt so I snatched him up (as a FA too) – it’s not like the Charlie Blackmon heist of 2016, but it’s still pretty good. Another idiot dropped JBJ as well, so I just got him today as my DL-stash.

    I’m in a bit of a roster bind right now since everyone is slumping, and pretty much looking to be taking another H2H loss to start the season (first time in forever since I have lost the first two weeks of a H2H season)… I just need you to hug me because I know my team is going to dominate once the lights turn on… that pitching though…

    Update on my team right now:
    C- Sal Perez
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Deez Nutz Gordon
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Lindor <3
    OF – Springer, Cespedes, Betts
    UTIL – Belt
    Bench – Story :( :( :(
    DL – JBJ

    SP – Maeda, Quintana, Hamels, Roark, Gray, "Streamer" (currently Zimmermann v. Twins)
    RP – Holland <3 <3 <3, Herrera, K-Rod, Benoit, Rodney, Treinen

    I start 2 SPs and 2 RPs and 4 Ps, so those 6 RPs roll all day everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hugs!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! My bats are rock solid right? My pitchers are gonna be pretty fluid till I can find this year’s Danny Duffy…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You will, still early

  77. Frank Gaudio says:
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    Should I trade Manny Machado for Giancarlo Stanton and Gerrit Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  78. adam says:
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    would you trade chris davis for trea turner?
    head to head league
    buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner side

  79. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How is my 3B ranking looking for H2H categories OBP OPS leagues? This is more or less your preseason I believe…any changes for league format and first 2 weeks?

    Rendon over Frazier over Lamb over Shaw/Moose/Suarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early for changes… Looks fine

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada, Duda

  80. Salami Pettrino says:
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    12 team H2H OPS/AVG/SB/RBI/R/HR league. Hold on to Brad Miller, or drop him and pick up Castellanos?

    Current Infielders are:
    Odor, Frazier, Kyle Seager, Peraza, Carlos Santana and Brad Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Salami Pettrino says:
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        @Grey: Much appreesh’d

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No probs

  81. Dennis in SB says:
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    I know its early but Inciarte is sitting on the WW. Would you swap him for Fowler? Points 10 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. adam says:
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    chris davis or adam eaton ?
    head to head league
    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  83. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Ha! Freaking Buxton, he really can’t do anything right!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Bad Ash says:
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        Holy good God. Buxton just got on base and swiped one! Everyone patient enough to still have this f@#$ on his team should be rewarded with an eternal boner to use at his discretion. Wield your boner wisely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  84. Chris says:
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    In a 10 team Yahoo 5×5 with OBP league

    Rolling with a $1 Brad Miller as my SS, Semien is on the wire. Thinking of trying to trade a SP (Tanaka for Segura?) for a SS upgrade. Do I sit tight / replace Miller with Semien / or do you think a Segura-type is smarter? I have loads of HR, trying to target SB and think a Segura or Villar (might cost me DeGrom+) could help.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: SAGNOF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked Semien above Miller in preseason

  85. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Easter weekend,

    Moving on from Parra to Schimpf, Inciarte or Grichuck for util spot in limited moves 15 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  86. Daren Page says:
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    I’m sure this will most likely come back to haunt me, but damn did it feel good to drop Taijuan Walker this morning! ha. I want no part of his next two starts against the Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  87. I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt says:
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    Rather have Hunter Pence or Yasmany?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmany

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username, btw

  88. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    A trade question:

    Is giving Harper for Story and Carrasco (I could use the SP help) crazy? That would leave my OF as Myers, Polanco, Duvall, and an add.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, get cheaper SP

    • Cram It says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Too much. Get cheaper pitching.

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks much gents. I really need a SS as well, but I like the advice.

  89. George says:
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    I’m hurting at SS in an AL only league. I’ve got Barreto stashed. Starting Al Escobar now. M. Gonzalez, Torreyes avavailable. Either one worth switching with Escobar??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  90. Eric says:
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    My 5×5 14 team offense:

    Russell Martin, Encarnacion, Altuve, Longo, Story, Odor, Miggy Cabrera, Pollock, Kepler, Melky Cabrera, Holliday, Alex Gordon, Dozier

    Slumpo-mania!!! Last place by a 20 point roto margin. Tell me it’s going to be okay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A’la Harvey Keitel, “It’ll be okay!”

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Just say the GD words!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  91. Five-On-One says:
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    Dump DeShields for Jefress? Either is a bench stash with fingers crossed. Need both saves and steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  92. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. need to drop one of the following. t walker, j ross, leake, j zimm. which one?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake, Zimm are both streamers

  93. Fausto

    FaustoCarmona says:
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    Grey, your/our former crushes Avisail and Castellanos are looking like they could finally break out and be post post post post hype bargains ….either that or im trying to convince myself that paying $5 for a 3b was…a…good…strategy…. Either way appreciate the knowledge dropped and the opines, even if your “Net saves Addison Reed gets while Familia is indefinitely suspended prediction” may be off by 1 or 2!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! I own Avisail in my NFBC league… Could you try to comment as Fausto Carmona with a space and see if it helps your comments not get moderated?

      • Fausto

        Fausto Carmona says:
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        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, now that I’ve moderated this one, try again

  94. I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt says:
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    Okay so should I drop Pence or Thames for Yasmany? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  95. Beetroot McKinley says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Any thoughts on Melvin Upton? I’m in a deep NL only keeper auction and he will be up for a bid. Will be forced to keep him rostered all year and next.

    Thanks!

    Also, you nailed the Jhonny projections by not giving any. Zeros across the boards!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah…. Upton will be decent grab in NL-Only, Giants should play him a decent amount over Parker, is my guess

      • Beetroot McKinley says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  96. Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! I’m getting freakin tired of Dave Roberts sitting Yung Joc against lefties. I need the ABs! In my 10 team Yahoo OBP/short bench/transaction limit, too early to pick up Yangervis Solarte for my UTIL over Joc? I can’t help but get a tickle in my nether regions when I sing his name around my house… “When the ball’s hit in play, it al-ways makes my day, that’s SOLARTE!” Or, is the Foil Man Mark Reynolds more enticing? Just looking for the guy that’s going to produce power and get on base (and start most days).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a disgrace… Managers either overmanage or don’t manage enough — I’d hold

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Just play your best guys! I don’t get what’s so hard about that. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Fuggin Kepler with the bomb. But what have you done for me lately?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That is lately!

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: oh yeah! Sonovabench!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  97. Random Collmenter says:
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    Offered someone Robbie Ray for Aaron Judge in a dynasty league. If he rejects, would you offer Maeda or Fulmer for Judge, or would either of those guys be a Lyle Overpay?

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey:

        He didn’t go for it.

        Would you deal Robbie Ray + Rafael Devers for Todd Frazier + Kelvin Herrera in a dynasty league? 6×6 roto with QS and OPS. Would hate to lose those guys but I could use some power…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  98. Johnc says:
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    Would you start Gausman at Toronto or is he more gas can today?

    • Nico says:
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      @Johnc: They have the worst offense in the league right now, FYI. Not sure if that leans you one way or another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  99. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Joe Ross and Derrick Holland are free agents in my Ultimate league. My pitchers in order of my draft are Sale/Archer/Duffy/Nola/Odorizzi/Cotton/Iglesias/Rodney/Hammel/Bauer/Corbin/Nolasco/Rondon (replaced with Casilla).
    Hammel with a 2 step next week( home [email protected]), as does Nolasco(@Hou./home Tor.)
    Ross at Atl./Holland 2 step(@Yankees/home Cle.)

    Would you bid on either/both ? For whom ?
    Thanks, Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: For whom ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gray. As always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. dustyfingers says:
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    Who makes a bigger impact this year, Conforto, Judge or Leake? Leake made comments that he can now better locate and sequence his pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. I am the Walrus says:
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    Chen, Folty, C. Richard, or C. Anderson…. ROY?

  102. I AM THE LIQUOR says:
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    In a 12 team roto 5×5 forever keeper league. I’m rebuilding this year and trying to trade away my Lester for either Mazara or Addy Russell. Who do you like more? Would you hold out on either deal and aim for someone better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, Russell 1st

  103. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Justin Turner was just dropped in my 12 team. Cut Haniger and use my #1 waiver for him? I have Rendon at 3B currently but like Turner as a bench bat more than Haniger

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. In a head to head points league, Dahl, Holliday or Justin Upton? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  105. joeg414 says:
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    Need one back up OF (5 OF league) 5×5 roto : Pillar , Maybin , Chisenhall , Schebler or Tyler Collins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  106. Amanda says:
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    Desperate for a starter in my 14 team league. Would you suggest Leake or McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

      • Amanda says:
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        thanks!

  107. Fausto

    Fausto Carmona says:
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    Saves in TX ? Barnette(looks like a closer) OR Leclerc(has picthed like a closer) or forget it?
    ….really need to add some save potential in deep league.

    thanks,
    tried the space it doesnt work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I wonder why you’re getting moderated… Maybe it’s your email… Your IP is whitelisted… I grabbed Leclerc

      • Fausto

        Fausto Carmona says:
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        @Grey: Werd..appreciated
        (ill look in to this ip issue)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. adam says:
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    would u trade chris davis for jean segura?
    head to head league
    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  109. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Miggy’s finally on the board! Nothing like a dose of Phil Hughes to cure what ails ya. Or Bronson Arroyo for that matter. Should be a nice night for the Brew Crew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only Buxton could face his own team’s pitcher

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Just think if Wil Myers faced his own guys. He might put up prime Braun numbers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Myers in another park too…Muah!

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: I still remember debating Brain Giles vs Lance Berkman in my early FBB days. This was prior to Giles’ first full season in SD. He was putting up monster numbers in Pittsburgh and Berkman was pretty much right there with him. They had similar ADPs and I liked both players, but had to choose between them. I chose Giles. You could say I stumbled into the world of park factors the hard way.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, hilarious, and so true

  110. Pat says:
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    Yo Grey when do you think ChiSox call up Moancada? June? Thinking about stashing him in a 12 team , h2h, moderately deep league. I have Rendon but sounds like Moancada is killing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June

  111. FuzzyD says:
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    Great writeup as yooj! So I got a dynasty question.

    50 player league, keep an avg of 30 every year (adjusted slightly per your previous year’s finish).

    I’m thin at SS. The owner who has gleyber Torres is looking for saves for this season. I have Holland, Bedrosian and Feliz, and Joe Jimenez and vizcaino…

    Should I offer one of these guys and a starter? Which one? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Offer Vizcaino or Holland

  112. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Redrafters Ian Happ demands your attention!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Someone get hurt?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: @Ralph Lifshitz: Everytime I see “Ian Happ” I keep thinking “Ethan Happ” from Wisconsin

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: why Ralph, what happened?

    • joeg414 says:
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      @Grey: @Ralph Lifshitz: Just no where to play now , even Almora should be playing more right now

  113. I am the Walrus says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Sorry for the repost, you missed me earlier….Chen, Folty, C. Richard, or Chase Anderson…. ROY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Folty

  114. William Hung says:
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    I’m 0-5 picking streamers so far this year (needed a pitching W) – Pineda (1st start), Lance Lynn (last start), Jordan Zimmerman (today), Gsellman, Glasnow… Just don’t have the touch early on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough to stream early (and late), stream May thru August

  115. ERad says:
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    Kepler 3 Run dong – no doubter too

    Here come the who should I drop for Kepler Q’s tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Gonna crack the seal on this:

        Rocking Betts, Cespedes, and Springer with Belt in UTIL – who do I drop for Kepler? HOLD is not an option… It’s gotta be Betts right? He’s hitting below the Mendoza line… WHAT A BUM!!!!

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I can’t tell if you’re joking.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: too bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  116. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Either of these guys worth a stream start, or is that just stupid?
    Bauer vs. DET ($1.8)
    Dickey vs. SD ($7.0)

    damn pitchers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. Mike says:
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    Which side would you want: Votto and Velasquez or Dozier and Mccullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just asked this

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Just realized what I did. Sorry about that and thanks!

  118. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly H2H OPS league, 14 tm mix, roster restrictions require 3 bench bats. I’ll wait on Gurriel with one of the slots, but for the other 2:

    MI – Kendrick or Gyorko?
    OF – Conforto or JaCoby Jones?

    Leaning Kendrick and Conforto as I’m playing hot schmotato with my MI slot but can afford to wait longer at OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Gyorko

  119. RicoSuave says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    16 team H2H points league… redraft

    G. Bird , A. Judge or Kepler I need 2 please…

    thanks.

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @RicoSuave: or Margot… I need 3 out of these 4 please…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, Bird, Kepler

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  120. Proud snowflake says:
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    20 team with 28 man roster. Would you pick up Mancini with #1 waiver priority? Thank you Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  121. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Have Kepler and Grichuk as bench bats and only need one. Which one do i drop?

    Wilson or Soria for holds ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Wilson, good luck in the peace corps!

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

    give- Marcell Ozuna, Zach Davies, Tony Barnette.
    get- Jharel Cotton, Sean Manaea, Carlos Gomez.

    Cotton and Manaea could give me 2 good options if I us them more at home.
    Gomez could give me a leadoff hitter for runs.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fair

  123. Jeff says:
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    Upton/Wainwright for Eaton/Velasquez

    League with avg and ops. Could use some power, but Eaton has looked nice at the top of that washington lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  124. Shitwolf says:
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    GREY I’m in a heated trade….

    Offer my turner and Harper for his Myers sano and sherzer

    I can replace turner with Peraza for steals

    Should I do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  125. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    What you knowin’ about Bradley Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin was DL’d maybe we get a surprise call-up…Haven’t heard anything tho, and might drop him tomorrow before games start

      • Simply Fred

        Simply Fred says:
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        @Grey: Y’up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry not DL’d, optioned to minors

          • jon says:
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            @Grey:

            Lonnie Chisenhall is returning from injury …. booorrriinnggg lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s not a center fielder

  126. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto, Grichuk, Ender and Healy dropped today in my league, i got Souza and Parra, which two of these five would u want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Healy

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: would u drop Gallo for Healy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Cohen says:
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            @Grey: do i drop Souza or Parra for Ender? and it looks like Kepler came alive, keep him or drop for Grichuk?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Parra in away games

  127. Brett says:
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    Give Cotton & Bundy,

    Get McCullers & Haniger

    Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: What about if it’s Nola instead of Bundy? Still worth it to get McCullers & Haniger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  128. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    So you like Dodger Pitchers
    I have Ryu. It looks like he will have 2 losses to open up the season
    He pitches next against Colorado in LA
    Should I hold or dump
    options are
    McCarthy, Joe Ross, Shields, Morton, Miller, Jimmy Nelson, Folty
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      vs. Colorado in LA is a good matchup

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        I agree thats why I am debating if I should hold for at least another start.

  129. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (ops/QS)
    Had ryu at back end of rotation/streamer and wondered if Eduardo Rodriguez is worth rostering instead of ryu? Or is he a streamer too? Thanks as sleays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  130. rick says:
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    Is Joe Ross gonna be worth long term value? thinking about trading a closer… jim johnson lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s even

  131. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Is it time to let go of Timmy Anderson and add Ass Dribble for the hot bat or am I being impatient?

    Also, just added Joe Ross for Hyun-Jin on Rye. Good, bad, who gives a shite?

    Thanks as always Grey.

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Probably should have launched Leake instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Asdrubal….Sounds fine on Ross

  132. Los Putos says:
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    We rolling with Gray @SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. Robert says:
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    J. Upton was dropped in my league . Drop Margot for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Robert:

      Do you seriously have nobody you can drop besides Justin Upton?

      • goodfold6 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: do you even read what he wrote rather than just the names margot/upton?

  134. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    happy 5th start at 1B in yahoo for thames day!

    in 14 team h2h with OPS and hits i was able to batty call sunday santana today. already had kepler. guessing it’s keep kepler eh? nice to see all of
    miggy/stanton/to-jo/kepler
    all have their first good days in last 2.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: and espn’s gotten completely ridiculous, they, by default, show SOCCER ahead of MLB games now. i think they’ve been adding at least one sport per year lately that is shown ahead of them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ridiculous

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Yeah…

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Grey: au rizz too. even mccluchin’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

          • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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            @Grey: i’ve read that young people are “into” soccer, but i work in jr high and high schools and i’ve pretty much NEVER heard of any of them talking about what’s going on with soccer teams or “did you catch that soccer match last night”. nope. hockey/football/baseball/basketball i’ve heard.

  135. Nitro says:
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    Would you drop Thames for Judge? 10 team HTH Points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Mitch Moreland has hit a double in his past 7 games.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: damn OPS rater tells me to grab moss over him in an AL only for my CI slot. yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  137. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Okay Grey, how about this for a trade in our 12 Team H2H Yahoo League with OPS and Holds:

    I give K. Seager, Myers and T. Walker and I get Story, Carrasco and E. Suarez. Am I nuts either way?

    My team kinda sux on paper, so looking to shake it up.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: your team better have a SP weakness to do this one as seager/myers a good deal better than story/suarez and that’s WITH assuming story will be fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side

  138. jack florida says:
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    redraft—-bird or moreland

    thanks as usual

    • jack florida says:
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      @jack florida: i am also getting the moderation ever since i bought stream-o-nator

      • The Harrow says:
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        @jack florida: just as the current political regime is shoving nationalist fascism down our throats here they shove the good old greek stoics, “it’s all in moderation”

        • jack florida says:
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          @The Harrow: good one

          • The Harrow says:
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            @jack florida: weird, i thought it was only names with apostrophes that threw the system for a loop (and even that only started in december or january)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  139. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    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: Longoria
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Haniger
    (2) UT: Abreu, H. Ramirez
    Bench: Rendon

    (1) DL: Bradley Jr.

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

    (1) DL: Rodon

    Just got offered Miggy and Sal Perez for my Harper and Martin. If you owned my team above, what would you counter back with? I want to clear my my bench bat and I’ve been offering 2 for 1s to other teams but this is only the team who seems like they’ll trade and they seem to like bench bats…

    The other team looks like this:
    (1) C: Perez
    (1) 1B: Miggy
    (1) 2B: Murphy
    (1) SS: Nunez
    (1) 3B: Machado
    (3) OF: Benintendi, Pence, Holliday
    (2) UT: Kinsler, Belt
    Bench: Pederson, Swanson, Contreras, Carpenter, Zobrist

    (3) SP: Gonzalez, Samardzija, Harvey
    (2) RP: Herrera, Madson
    (4) P: Tanaka, Strasburg, Darvish, Vargas
    Bench: (Stroman)
    (1) DL: S. Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon, Hanley for Miggy

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude! Just the advice I needed! Let’s see if he accepts! .. I wonder who else I might be able to land with that Hanley + Rendon combo? I think there’s a bunch of Sox fans in this league

  140. Jon says:
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    Drop Martin for d’Arnuad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jesse Hahn is fake news

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So is my team hitting .210 after 10 games (I hope)

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I figure for you because you have to live this stuff minute by minute it’s hard not to stress. The beginning of the year is super tricky. A lot of key pick ups are made early but you also don’t want to over react and cut a solid contributor. I think the key is to churn your roster filler where you don’t believe and hold tight elsewhere. Give your vets a month and a half

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed… Some leagues you just don’t have the churn ability, so you’re stuck hoping guys stop hitting .185 soon

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @OaktownSteve: yep, hahn removed from streamer role in AL only, tomlin’s spot becomes it.

  142. OaktownSteve says:
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    Cespedes juices. I’d bet my life on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Stop…let me have something nice

  143. OaktownSteve says:
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    Marlins radio crew openly calling for pitchers to throw at Mets hitters.

    “High and tight. Low and away.”

    Don Drysdale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would’ve preferred that to whatever it was that Chen called what he was doing

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Chen is a bit baffling(not to hitters). Solid in the worst division for pitchers in a terrible park. Goes to a great park in probably the second easiest division and he’s Ishtar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s an injury, nothing else explains it

  144. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Can Dee Gordon steal a fucking base already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riiiight?!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I’m counting on him ..2 steals ain’t cutting it. Also means he’ll most likely go on a streak of steals at some point …can’t wait for that point

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, hoping for that 7 steals week already!

        • William Hung says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: such a tease… I saw that 3-6 night so far and then I the big fat donut with the SBs… I just assume he hit singles with someone fat and slow ahead of him

  145. AUFan says:
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    I have a trade question for a 14 team h2h dynasty league. I got offered Edwin Diaz, Michael Brantley, and Yadier Alvarez for my Nomar Mazara. Do you accept this? Is it worth gambling on Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • AUFan says:
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        @Grey:
        That’s the way I was leaning.. thanks!

  146. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H QS league.

    My Maeda and J.Johnson for his Porcello?

    I have 5.5 closers right now (A.Reed is the .5). Would be left with Giles, Herrera, Barnette, Treinen.

    CMart, deGrom are ahead of Maeda on my depth chart.

    I’m not in love with Porcello, but I can recognize he’s markedly better than Maeda in QS.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  147. OaktownSteve says:
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    Speaking of deep leagues, I’m in this dynasty league now. I own Brad Peacock and Barrett Austin. I streamed Andrew Romine the last two days. I used AJ Griffin and Chacin. Jeff Mathis is ESPN’s top available player.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I feel ya…I’m in a 20 team dynasty with expanded rosters …slim pickings on the wire is an understatement

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy, that’s ugly

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @OaktownSteve: mathis is highly ranked in my 16 team yahoo’s as well (assuming lots of hitting slots). in an AL only i was forced into motter, right in time for his 4 doubles/1 homer/at least 1 BB in 2 games.

  148. Alex says:
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    Well, now that Dyson blew my WHIP for the season, I feel like more inclined to cut Snell so soon.

    Do I pick up Ross, Senzatela, or Cotton?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: I’d go with Cotton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  149. Wil says:
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    Wtf is avisail garcia doing and should I pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, why not?

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: yeah why not is right.

        How patient you being with dev travis?

  150. herschel says:
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    @Grey: nothing to do with russell martin but wait and pray, right? ww options are castro, mccann and d’arnaud.

    gracias.

  151. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Need to make room for an OF on my team in our 10 Team H2H Points League. Choices to drop are:

    Pineda
    Gausman
    Bundy
    Nova
    Cotton

    Thanks much Grey.

  152. Adam says:
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    Would u drop dexter fowler to pick up avasail Garcia?
    Head to head league

  153. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    With the most recentg Gsellman start, your droping him any of these guys: McCarthy, Zimmerman, finnegan, Leake?
    Thanks

    • Shitwolf says:
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      @John:

      I would do finnegan out of that list hoping he has a good start vs the brews

  154. William Hung says:
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    We could be witnessing d’Arnaud’s coming out party

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