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See Nate Eovaldi throw 99 MPH!  Stop.  In a part!  Stop.  Never before seen!  Stop.  As he takes on the role!  Stop.  Of Stanley Fastballski!  Stop.  He’s got a method fastball!  Stop.  Adapted from the book!  Stop.  You Shall Know My Eovelocity!  Stop.  If you want to park in the underground garage!  Stop.  No, seriously, stop!  Stop.  We don’t Eovalidate that garage!  I loved what I saw the other day from Eovaldi.  As Alicia Keys says, he throws fiiiiiiiiiiire!  Fiiiiiiiiiire!  Fiiiiiiiiiiire!  He averaged over 96 MPH in his first start.  That’s really good.  That would’ve been the best fastball velocity for any starter for all of last year.  Better than Matt Harvey.  I don’t think he can maintain 96, but even if it falls to 94 on average, which it has been his entire career, he’s still in the top 1% of all starters.  Only seven guys threw that fast last year.  The list is a who’s who of guys you want on your team — Strasburg, Jose Fernandez, Samardzija, Homer Bailey, Cashner and the aforementioned Harvey.  For his velocity alone, you should pick up Eovaldi in every league.  Wins will be hard to come by, but a 3.50 ERA and a 7+ K-rate won’t be.   Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Brad Miller – His ownership actually went down after his two-homer game to 18%.  Why do I think the average ESPN user is more interested in funny fantasy team names than their actual team?  @Matthew Berry How about Schoopy Doo, Where Are Choo? EL OH EL OH EL!

Emilio Bonifacio – Emily Boneface is in a bit of a platoon, but worth the effort for some SAGNOF’ing goodness.

Chris Owings – Okay, so, basically, interjection, all the guys I told you to grab last week still apply.  Any time you wanna start playing fantasy baseball, go to it.

Kolten Wong – I gave you my Kolten Wong fantasy last week.  It was written in emojis.

Cody Asche – You’re gonna have to platoon him until Sandberg takes off the water wings.

Marcell Ozuna – He’s got power, speed and he’s vying for my adulation.  And I don’t even know what adulation means!  You’re a wily goose, Ozuna, and I like you for it.  C’mon, let’s cuddle.  You can’t get to third base!  Yet.  Rawr!

Matt Joyce – You say potato, I say hot schmotato.  Let’s call the whole thing off because we’re not even saying the same words.

Marlon Byrd – Now that we’re past that whole drafting for upside thing, it’s time to pick up outfielders who are actually hitting.  I’m kidding.  Kinda.  I don’t love giving up on guys like Bourjos or Eaton or fill-in upside name already, but Byrd has been hitting.

Abraham Almonte – And the Lord cometh down to the grassy outfield he planted and said, “Abraham, you will bat leadoff for Grey’s new favorite team, the Seattle Mariners, and you will have power and speed and a light you shoot from your eyeballs that will help me when I don’t feel like turning on the sun when I am hungover.  Can I count on you?  Abraham?  Ugh, yes, I will leave a message.”

Adam LaRoche – See what I said about Byrd and put it at corner infidel.

Casey McGehee – Ugh, I can’t believe I’m recommending him.  I feel dirty, I need confession.  “Excuse me, Father, for I have sinned.”  “Go ahead, child, please confess.”  “‘Child,’ what are you a black woman?”  “No, it’s an expression priests use too.”  “You related to Charlie Blackmon?”  “No.  Please, just confess your sins.”  “I told people to pick up Casey McGehee.”  “Fifteen Hail Marys.”  “Is that like Doug Flutie with Boston College?”  “Forget it.”

Yan Gomes – For those of you (me) that lost Wilson Ramos on the first day of the season, Yan can (almost stutterer!) fill in until someone else emerges off of waivers.  If you want to know what your Fantasy Master Lothario did with his loss of Ramos, I picked up Miguel Montero.  I will now try not to pick my catcher scab, and Ron Popeil him.

Dillon Gee – I get it, he’s about as exciting as saying his last name, but he’s also a safe starter, especially at home.  Worth owning in mixed leagues.

Erasmo Ramirez – Watch, in about three weeks ESPN is going to say Erasmo came out of nowhere to be in their top 50 starters.  Of course, he only came out of nowhere for them.  It’s like this, “Brad Miller was a steal if you drafted him where we ranked him around 500 overall.”  Yes, because you were the ones ranking him that low!

Martin Perez – I’m looking at my rankings and the fact that he’s only owned in 5% of ESPN leagues and I’m confused, then I realize a bunch of schmohawks drafted using ESPN’s rankings.

Jenrry Mejia – This one is going simply on the Stream-o-Nator where it’s all googly over Mejia like it’s the Hitter-Tron setting its eyes on the newest issue of Popular Mechanics.

Carlos Carrasco – Another Stream-o-Nator cause célèbre like Angelina Jolie and every cause.

Jose Valverde – I just went over my Jose Valverde fantasy.  It was one part poopie, two parts grande.

Francisco Rodriguez – The Brewers had an opening at closer and K-Rod shoved his hand up into The Muppet Master’s business.  See, K-Rod went from stepping on a cactus in Spring Training to stepping on people’s dignities!

Jonathan Broxton – Dumpster Pants will take over for Aroldis when he returns next week.  To read more, moi Jonathan Broxton fantasy.

Sergio Santos – For those living in a bubble, there was a closepocalypse earlier this week.  By the by, for those that are living in a bubble, do you have to dust?

Josh Fields – Okay, so SAGNOF is like the Blob, taking over this city we call Buy.

Matt Lindstrom – Also, just covered my Matt Lindstrom fantasy.  To give it to you nice and simple like Minnie Pearl would’ve liked it, here they are in order:  Lindstrom, Valverde, Fields, Broxton, K-Rod then Santos.  My reasoning, if you must know– I must!  I must!  Are you on drugs, Random Italicized Voice?  Yes.  — Lindstrom is better than Valverde and he was named the closer outright; Valverde is hot garbage on the dashboard of a car parked in the Sahara Desert and he was only named closer because of an injury so he has a shorter leash; Fields appears to be the closer, but it is the Astros; Broxton is next up because he was named the closer and will be there for six weeks (assuming Dumpster Pants doesn’t botch it up like his cholesterol); then K-Rod is next because he’s only a temp closer until Henderson gets his stuff back, or so says Roenicke; finally, Santos may not even have the job to himself with Cecil sneaking in for matchups.  I need a nap!  *puts head on keyboard, wakes in 20 minutes, claps hands*  I feel refreshed!

Antonio Bastardo – It’s a bit like a hard ways bet at the craps table, guessing which closer will be out next, but I’d put a buck on people who own the current Phillies closer getting a Pap smear.

SELL

Matt Kemp – I don’t hate the Dodgers.  Really, I don’t.  It could seem that way since my first two Sells of the season come dressed in Dodger Blue and arrive with twenty minute anecdotes provided by Vin Scully.  Matt Kemp is a must hold if your league has a Handsome category.  I’d not only allow him to have sex with my Cougar, but I’d pay for it in a reversal of Indecent Proposal.  It’s the least I could do for Cougs since I spend 98% of my time with baseball and 2% with food.  Putting Kemp’s very masculine looks aside, he can’t stay healthy.  The most likely scenario for Kemp this year is a near-repeat of 2012 — no, not the part of the year where he’d wait silently while Rihanna talked things over with her ex — the part where he had 23 homers, 9 steals and a .303 average.  That’s not bad.  That year he had some luck with his average, so a .260 average is just as likely.  To the people thinking he can repeat his 39 HRs, 40 SBs season I say, I think your brain is on a dimmer.  I don’t think you should sell Kemp for a bag of Hydrox cookies, but I’d explore offers.

  1. J-FOH says:
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    No lugares?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a 4th outfielder disguised as a starting one

  2. Wake Up says:
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    2nd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3rd

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: 4th…..outfielder

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I’m glad you are running with Muppet Master…it’s like I got one foot in the glossary…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  3. J-FOH says:
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    and he gets the Padres next in Crayola Canyon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  4. Dumbmutt says:
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    RCL UTIL spot. In need to mostly SB. Drop Young Jr for Almonte. Not sure now since the other Young went on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  5. [will work for saves] says:
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    Seventh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eighth

      • [will work for saves] says:
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        @Grey: you need it? $35… Purple, no kush!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  6. [will work for saves] says:
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    Friday!

  7. [will work for saves] says:
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    p3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @[will work for saves]: my g3 name calling has really caught on. I like it….MEOW!

      • [will work for saves] says:
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        @J-FOH: meowww! I like it too.. Now tweet gareth!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @[will work for saves]: i followed back. Can’t resist the what is he going to post next lure.

        • gareth says:
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          I just sent a rather amusing tweet.

  8. DWright5 says:
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    With Machado on my DL, would you drop Fister for Eovaldi in a 10 team mixed roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  9. Dkohn says:
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    Grey your mustache is like the sun, it’s so beautiful you can only look at it for a few seconds before it hurts.

    Any the hoo, I got questions!

    Unfortunately I feel like a Razzbaby asking you this…Catcher question…(shudders)…

    Zunino or AJ Pierzynski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Zunino

  10. trick dad says:
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    Drop avisail or aoki for ozuna?

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @trick dad: good ? Im wondering same thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wake Up:

      definitely ain’t no big whoop .

        • steve says:
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          @Wake Up: blackmon having a big game

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Wake Up:

          should have inserted the word “with”
          after PLAY .

  11. Birdog says:
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    Am I a (insert bad word) for grabbing Sizemore for a bench stash? Drop him (or Revere) for either Ozuna or De Aza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  12. SMLV1 says:
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    My Moustakas for his Frazier? H2H Y! Standard league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  13. Red Barons says:
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    Rajai HR…. what?!?!? (sweetness)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The King!

  14. Wilsonian says:
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    Ashey Larry, Emily Boneface, and Lo Cain are my bench bats/utility bat – one in the lineup, two on the bench. Drop one for Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  15. PaulieShore says:
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    Had a guy named Corbin on my roster… looking for a replacement. How would you rank the following:

    Hudson, Lohse, Eovaldi, Paulino

    Are any worth carrying on a roster? I have Waino, Liriano, Teheran, and Tillman. Scoring is QS, K/9, ERA, WHIP.

    THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  16. Game of Throws says:
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    In a 12 team H2H league… I just dropped Gyroko for Eovaldi. I needed pitching help and my other 3b is Kyle Seager. No need for a bench hitter. Hate to do it, but someone had to go and it wasn’t going to be a newly named closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: It was my first draft of the year and didn’t realize these young SPs would go so early! (ie. wacha, sonny g, etc.) Its my least balanced team, but picked up Erasmo, Martin Perez and with Eovaldi my rotation is looking up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Game of Throws: Horrible decision. Who’s your 2B? You could’ve traded a 2B for an SP if you needed starting help.

  17. Gene Parmesan says:
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    Per usual, great stuff Grey. You’re predictions on Brad Miller and Cody Asche have been dead on thus far, and I agree, they’re must owns if you got a fluid position (i.e., 2B/SS or 1B/3B). It’s early in the season, but are you ready to bail on Arendao for Asche? F-Rod and Lindstrom are short-term adds, but neither one of them will have their current job in two weeks. I actually believe Poopie Grande will hold his job for the rest-of-the-year.

    Semantics question for you to ponder over. If you’re in a 10-team H2H weekly format, what’s your stance on leaving at least one SP slot open for constant streaming? For instance, are higher % owned guys like Gallardo, Porcello and Smyly droppable to pick up the next best match-up?

    P.S. Dropped Smyly last night and added Eovaldi for his start against SD on Sunday. I think he’s going to be really good for the Marlins. He had a good run as a call-up for the Dodgers before being dealt to the Marlins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bail on Arenado… I like a steaming spot

  18. Greyismyhero says:
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    Eovaldi….Why do you cause your deciples to make hard, hard decisions like these? I picked him up in one league already, then dropped him for Broxton cause I need saves and he was gonna be my 8th starter…, hmmm….. So question is, is he someone you would pick up and drop a Porcello/Kluber/Ventura for? I’m thinking no right? Or is he in one of those caregories “if you have room on your roster” guys? Has your rankings changed moving him up? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see Kluber

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey, would you drop Kluber for Eovaldi?

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Charlie: he said exactly that immediately above.

  19. Little League Elbow says:
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    Another one: 14 team, 5×5, 6-keeper with escalating $5 salaries.

    Billy Hamilton $1 for Dom Brown at $10, both in 2nd of possible 4 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  20. Game of Throws says:
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    Anyone watching the Nats? Why was Jzimm pulled after the 5th. He was cruising up till that point. I think only in the 80s for pitch count.

    • Game of Throws says:
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      @Game of Throws: Wonder if he was on a innings limit because of the flu

  21. Toxic sponge says:
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    Which RP would you drop first:

    Santos
    Valverde

  22. Toxic sponge says:
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    How do you rank these RPs:

    Soria
    Frieri
    Balfour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re ranked in rankings

      • DANgerous says:
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        @Grey: it boggles my mind, that after many years of following razzball…..people still ask these questions…..my condolences Grey….
        That being said please rank the following:
        Trout,Pujos,and Hamilton? I kid…..I kid haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  23. Louis says:
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    Late draft coming up, I can keep Ryan Braun with a third -round pick. I feel like healthy he’s a first-round player, but still a good idea despite the news of his lingering thumb injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep

  24. Wake Up says:
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    btw, my gyno is from Philly…he always be saying this, “I’d put a buck on people who own the current Phillies closer getting a Pap smear…”

  25. Tio says:
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    Eovaldi over any of these:

    Ventura, Salazar, Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  26. Wake Up says:
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    Here is something else that I heard quite often that I didn’t get…

    “ESPN’s rankings are looney tunes this year…
    Yeah totally…”

    Post-draft:
    “ESPN is ranking my team last…according to their rankings…I have no chance!”

    What interrobang…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  27. Wake Up says:
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    Have a great weekend all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: is it time for your friday peyote?

      • [will work for saves] says:
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        @J-FOH: weekend with auhuascha with Wake!

  28. Party Boy John says:
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    10 team 6×6 ops holds, grey would you dump Khris davis for Abarham? do you hate Khris davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: i need sbs, do you like abraham more than de aza or ozuna?

        i guess rate de aza, abraham, ozuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks about right

          • Party Boy John says:
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            @Grey:
            Pick a side give Ian desmond, Jose abreu
            Get Elvis Andrus and Adrian Gonzalez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Desmond

              • Party Boy John says:
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                @Grey: a guy in my league couldn’t believe you answered that fast he says I didn’t clarify correctly
                Roto 6×6 ops league
                C- sal Perez
                1b Chris Davis
                2b Wong
                Ss brad Miller
                3b longo
                Ci abreu
                Mi desmond
                Of rios , Bruce, Alex gordan, khris Davis
                U rizzo
                He says by showing you this team it changes the fact that this team needs steals would you still say the Desmond side?

                • Grey

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                  Desmond was the number one SS last year, A-Gon looks like he’s one step out of the grave and Abreu could be huge… Get steals cheaper… Khris Davis for Rajai, for example…

                  • Party Boy John says:
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                    @Grey: as always you are the master, thanks. raw deal on evoldi he shouldn’t have kept pounding inner portion of plate that squirt kept up with it, most bullshit home run I’ve ever seen

                    • Grey

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                      Agreed, still looked good

  29. Wake Up says:
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    WU4…

  30. Simply Fred

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    hamilton riding the bench already…predict first SB off the bench…

  31. tom says:
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    Where does Henderson and Hawkins fit into your closer list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins is a closer

      • tom says:
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        @Grey: So Hawkins higher than Lindstrom and Henderson lower than Santos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  32. Mustachioed Man says:
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    I’m curious what your thoughts are on Sizemore’s value (assuming he keeps up good numbers) in H2H leagues with a weekly lock? How much does it hurt his value in these types of leagues since the Sox aren’t going to play him every day to avoid injury? Sorry if you answered this somewhere already i missed it. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not a big fan

  33. nick the dick says:
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    yo G,
    in my 12 team 5×5 h2h 3OF 3UTIL
    Drop Avisail for Marcel Marceau? Dont say a word if you like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, avisail

  34. CL says:
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    This week I have bought:

    Fields
    Broxton (DL stash)
    Perez
    Betances (WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HIM?)

    I am an RP Hunter.

    • CL says:
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      @CL: Oh, and I wanted to add, I was caught off guard by a manager dumping Smoak this morning. I have a claim in dropping RP Nick Vincent. Why wouldn’t I?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  35. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Trade Avisail for Eovaldi? Or go back in time and trade Justin Upton before the draft?

    • Grey

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      Haha

  36. Game of Throws says:
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    Smyly in to relieve Anibal! sonofabench.

    I hope this is just to keep him on schedule for his next start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly gonna screw him up

    • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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      @Game of Throws: Glad I’m not the only one who had him on my bench. And, of course he is dealing.

  37. royce! says:
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    I think my brother in law has finally caught on after years of telling him to follow Razzball; he picked up Eovaldi just after you posted this, and pleaded with me during the draft to not scoop him on Brad Miller. This league just got a little more interesting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious

  38. Ron says:
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    Kluber or Ervin Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey:
        Grey erasmo or Chris “Florida says nope to dope” Archer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Archer

          • Party Boy John says:
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            @Grey: Grey some guy just dropped Carl Crawford, I need some Steals, in your opinion is he worth a wavier claim? Avon gave Stinkum a chance to earn points on the package by opening up that new territory but he kept him on a short leash, should I do the same with this Crawford situation?

            • Grey

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              Sure

  39. Pager24 says:
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    anyone know why Anibal was yanked after only 70 pitches? i can’t have anything nice this season! every P on my team has been terrible i currently have 8 pitching points total!! needless to say i’ve got a comfortable lead on last place HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably taking it easy on shoulder

    • there was a rain delay and then the tigers had a long 1/2 inning at the bat. bummer.

    • Jamiehov says:
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      @Pager24:

      Think they had a rain delay

  40. Nico

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    Grey! Huge religious debate on Eovalution vs. God. Can’t figure it out. So hard to choose. Anyway, any uptick in your projections: 7 wins 3.48 ERA 1.34 WHIP 144 K’s? How significant? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… Not changing projections just yet, but the possibility is there

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough. Follow up: Smyly or Eovaldi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eovaldi

  41. Bazzrall says:
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    Eovaldi over Erasmo? Over Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  42. Greg says:
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    I’m thinking of stashing Erasmo and/or Eovaldi. Probably going to kick Ubaldo Jimenez to the curb (he was a garbage round draft pick anyway), but Zack Wheeler is also trying my patience?

    What’s a guy to do?

    • Grey

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      Tough call Wheeler has a tough schedule ahead

  43. Q says:
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    In a points league, have Braun and worried.

    I give:

    Alex Gordon, Brad Miller (on bench with Segura starting) & Matt Moore

    I get:

    J Heyward (is he even an upgrade over Gordon?) and Tanaka (who would be my number 2 or 3 starter, if he performs as you have him ranked)?

    Basically need to know if Heyward is enough of an upgrade on Gordon and Tanaka enough of an upgrade on Moore to give away Miller and replace him with, I don’t know, Alexei, Aybar or someone of that ilk.

    Or is this basically pointless at this point of the season?

    Thanks Grey! Happy Weekend to you!

    • Grey

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      I like it to get rid of Moore

  44. JP says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Zunino or Pierzynski for my catcher spot?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

      • Jonas says:
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        @Grey: Zunino or Gattis?

        • Jonas says:
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          @Jonas: got it Gattis, Zunino

  45. xtremehulk says:
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    Drop Aoki for Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  46. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto – avisail, ozuna or almonte?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  47. tom says:
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    B. Miller over S. Castro in a 6×6 w/OBP and errors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  48. Bazzrall says:
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    btw Nate Eovaldi’s page is under “Nathan” http://razzball.com/player/9132/Nathan+Eovaldi/

    and your link ends in an error because it’s says “Nate”

    just a heads up, keep up the great and hilarious Greyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, thanks, will fix when I get home, thanks!

    • C’mon, Grey, call Mr. Eovaldi by his proper name.

  49. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Great list, Grey. Happy that I own some names on it.

    Not saying Billy Hamilton is a BUY, but if you are a guy who wanted to own Billy Hamilton and didn’t get him today might be the day to make that offer to Billy’s owner. His UGLY 0-12 and his being benched today might have his owner in early panic mode especially if he proves to have a bigger impact tonight with ZERO ABs than he had in his previous dozen. If you get him he could turn out to be a lousy buy so don’t offer too much – again, many of his manager’s are having their worst fears realized. Offer .50 on the buck and see what happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for Wong, btw. Still early, but I like where he’s hitting and I wouldn’t have drafted him (or Arenado) had you not sold me. Really appreciate the work and laughs, man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. EricB says:
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    Please rank these 3:

    Peavy, Eovaldi, Martin Perez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Eovaldi

  51. Lville Jim says:
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    I see BJ must be rubbing off on Justin. Both put identical 0-4 3K 3LOB lines today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • stumanji says:
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      @Lville Jim: That sounded dirty,

  52. Sad Keanu says:
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    Eaton Semien! LOL

  53. OaktownSteve says:
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    You don’t like Sizemore? What, you don’t love homers and steals?

    The Axe Bodywash commercial with the Chinese guy singing in the shower makes me laugh for some reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  54. JimSlim says:
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    Well crap. I just bought Kemp for Sonny G. & here I thought it was a decent move. Is it that bad? I’m still looking good on pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a bad trade

  55. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jose Abreu is gonna be an RBI machine

  56. Q says:
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    Eovaldi or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  57. DrEasy says:
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    Looking at my team stats for today I thought I was an idiot for having missed Smyly’s scheduled start, but glad to see it wasn’t me… Sonavabench anyway, I guess.

  58. Wake Up! says:
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    Ruh Roh Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy said it was bad luck

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey:

        I turned it on as it got to 7-0. Ryu had a “what just hit me” look the way MMA fighters do after taking a roundhouse kick to the temple.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  59. Greyismyhero says:
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    Wow, Ryu is getting slaughtered in the 1st. Time to smoke, smoke, and smoke some more……Have a good weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy said it was bad luck

  60. Goose says:
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    Ry-ooofied…

  61. Slacker says:
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    Brad Miller – His ownership actually went down after his two-homer game to 18%. Why do I think the average ESPN user is more interested in funny fantasy team names than their actual team? @Matthew Berry How about Schoopy Doo, Where Are Choo? EL OH EL OH EL!

    I cannot believe that I once listened to him and negative Nate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  62. Lville Jim says:
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    Ryu stinking up opening day at Dodger Stadium like a jar of kimchi. 6 nada already, Giants send 12 to the plate in the top of the first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I heard from Rudy it was crappy luck

  63. JFK says:
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    My Kenley for his Segura: hate it or love it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side

  64. c0wfunk says:
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    was all ready to go with Hutchison for my sunday streamer ($14.1 on SON) and here you are telling me to get Eovaldi ($3.5 for sunday’s start).. Is this a case where SON hates the young guys? Who would you rather have for Sunday?

    Haven’t seen you mention Hutchison very much. Pretty much just a streamer?

    (12 team h2h cats, 25 man rosters)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Eovaldi

  65. Phil says:
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    Would you drop RA Dickey for Eovaidl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Dickey

  66. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10, daily roto league
    Last SP spot
    Eovaldi or Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  67. Hans says:
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    Currently have pitching of Sanchez, Bailey, Masterson, Teheran, Wilson in a 10 team points league (50 pitchers drafted). It’s a long season, but the first week of my pitching has me a tad worried…make a change with any of these guys? Eovaldi and Erasmo are available? We dont have benches and the rest of my team is Castro, Goldy, Altuve, Andrus, Arenado, Braun, Bruce, Puig, Pujols, Hosmer and Rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo over Wilson

  68. L-Boogie says:
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    I know its early so I’m not too worried about J-Up going 1-15 so far. But should I be concerned that 7 of those 15 have been K’s? So much harder to hit the ball when you can’t put the bat on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not a great sign, no

  69. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    I was offered his McCutchen, Roark 10th and 11th draft picks for cuddyer Ventura 2nd and 4th. Pull the trigger? I already have trout and cargo in my outfield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want McCutchen

  70. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Speaking of Nate Eovaldi, would you rather have him over Tommy Milone? I don’t believe Milone has pitched yet, but I have him and would drop him for Nate if that made sense.

    Also, would you drop that corpse that is called Howie Kendrick for say Dustin Ackley or Kolten Wong? Some jackass Manager is hoarding the likes of Miller and Rendon when he doesn’t need either one of them. And he wonders why he never wins this league – HA!

    Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Let ARoid Play!: I would def drop Milone for Eovaldi but I’m a high upside kinda guy. That would be a easy decision for me..:)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d rather have Eovaldi… I’d go with Wong… You too!

  71. Potlucky says:
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    Who should I drop for Eovaldi?

    Paxton, Kluber, Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  72. faraday says:
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    Paxton and Lindstrom for Gattis…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you need? Lindstrom

  73. Phil says:
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    Would you keep Miley ? Would you keep Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Miley

  74. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    I guess Danny Salazar forgot he was pitching at home against the Twins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not too bad (yet)

  75. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Montero or Yan Gomes? 6×5 league including obp. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  76. Eddy says:
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    Blackmon for my first batty call of the season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and it’s African-Americanmon

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey:

        Shoot, better stop celebrating with this convenient pitcher of purple kool-aid to my left.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  77. allen says:
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    I believe in eovaldi. Who should i drop for him. I have no bench bats and my worst RP are santos, lindstrom, hunter. My worst SP are smyly and kluber. Drop santos????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  78. OaktownSteve says:
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    I own a lot of Trumbo. I like him to not only hit a lot of bombs I think he can hit .260

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loving him so far… I have him in multiple leagues too…

  79. Carnac says:
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    I thought I was sooo clever grabbing Casey McGehee at the end of my Razzball draft. He has destroyed my team this week. Him and Smoak. They’ve been great, which is terrible.

  80. Los locos says:
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    Eovaldi or straily?

    Arencedo or lawrie?

    A Garcia or dza, bonifoco ackley ?

    Dumped all my closers but Miami closer he was the only sure thing, so can you punt saves and just pick up a hold guy to keep whip era down? If so who is the best at holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi… Arenado… Avisail, but depends on needs

      • Los locos says:
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        @Grey: considering what’s left for rp I don’t want to risk blown saves even though one of out categories is saves. We get QS WHIP ERA K/9 and saves, my thinking was to get the best setup man available help me with k/9 era whip. My staff is solid or would be solid if I didn’t lose kershaw. Otherwise i have Verlander strausburg wheeler Paxton porcello Tillman fister and straily.

  81. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    The Rays pitcher of tonight makes me think of eggs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  82. Jason says:
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    Tempted to swap out back end SP now . Eovaldi > Ian Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  83. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Did Eaton or Semien get on base today? I sure hope so because I believe Kuntz is still the K.C. first base coach. I hope we get a photo of Eaton or Semien standing to the left of Kuntz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  84. Russell james says:
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    Teheran for cargo. I have great pitching already

        • Bi-Felicia says:
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          @Bazzrall: Haha Right!!!! WTF would you ask that question? Cargo top 15 player Tehran Pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take CarGo

  85. Tortilla Herder says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I tried my best to draft your dream squad in our 12 team Yahoo! league a few weeks ago. I’m punting saves, so I have no (real) RP.

    1. Bryce Harper
    2. Freddie Freeman
    3. Jay Bruce
    4. Alex Rios
    5. Gio Gonzalez
    6. Alex Gordon
    7. Alex Cobb
    8. Julio Teheran
    9. Tony Cingrani
    10. Danny Salazar
    11. Kyle Seager
    12. Andrelton Simmons
    13. Yoradno Ventura
    14. Corey Kluber
    15. Aaron Hill
    16. Brad Miller
    17. Yan Gomes
    18. Rick Porcello
    19. Taijuan Walker
    20. Michael Brantley
    21. James Paxton
    22. Hector Santiago
    23. Michael Pineda

    Picked up Cody Acshe when Walker was DL’d.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks pretty sexy…

  86. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Who would you rather have Hamels or Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: Package Salazar with Justin Upton for a time machine?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Bi-Felicia says:
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            @Grey: I wish I owned both in the same league and I would package them both. I have a bad feeling about Upton Murdering my team again this year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  87. Scandalous Bob says:
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    I’ve got A.J. Pierzynski at Catcher. Someone just dropped E. Gattis. Neither is doing much right now. Which would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Gattis

  88. Greyismyhero says:
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    Ticker MF tease…COL 8 runs, Arenando 0-3..ziltch…uhhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Greyismyhero: On a different nnote, what does SON say about Strailly start tonight someone please? I cant access it here from work..Thanks

      • mraccoe says:
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        @Greyismyhero:

        #6 for the day at $11.80

  89. Cesar says:
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    A. Almonte or Oswaldo A.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Almonte, depends on needs though

  90. Los locos says:
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    Thoughts of Juan nisico? He may be in next weeks buy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s junk

  91. AP says:
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    You like Eovaldi more than Kluber grey? (Basically just looking for a reason to drop Kluber).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • AP says:
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        @Grey: The move has been made, thanks a lot April Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Why did I waste a 2nd round pick on J Upton… Ugh swear he’s hot garbage. Last 2 seasons I keep falling for his shit! It must be written in his contract, “must swing at 1st pitch every at bat” LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  93. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Were the Fox Sports Indians people dropped on their head as children? How do they not show the radar gun readings when Salazar is pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  94. Eddy says:
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    Fantasy works in weird ways. I’ve gone from happy about Blackmon to angry, wanting him to stop hitting because I only had the foresight to pick him up in one league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. Allan says:
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    Grey, someone in my league dropped wilin rosario. Should I drop salvador perez to pick up rosario or just hold for now? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rosario

  96. Bazzrall says:
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    is there any sense in keeping K-Rod if I can get for him: Valverde, similarly SAGNOFy player and a 8th round draft pick next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Valverde

  97. Alex says:
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    Okay I cant keep Braun anymore even in five keeper league, 11 teams OPS 7×7. Stacked in power, just need a 20/20 type player and speed.

    Any of these you wouldn’t deal him for? I am probably just going to drop him otherwise:

    Crisp
    Venable
    Leonys
    C Gomez
    Rios
    Choo
    Puig
    D Jennings
    Pence

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade him for a player less than Rios in my rankings

  98. The Flayed Man says:
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    12 team 6 keeper roto Yahoo league., Looking to upgrade 2B. Was thinking of offering Romo for Miller. The Miller owner is looking for RP. Or should I aim higher with Romo?

    Thanks and once again great stuff.

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Howie Kendrick
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Jean Segura
    CI Anthony Rizzo
    MI Chris Owings
    OF Alex Gordon
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Nick Castellanos
    OF Jason Heyward
    Util Nolan Arenado
    BN Alcides Escobar
    BN Avisail García

    P Madison Bumgarner
    P Alex Cobb
    P Sonny Gray
    P Erasmo Ramírez
    P Martín Pérez

    P Sergio Romo
    P J.J. Hoover
    P Álex Torres
    P Sergio Santos
    BN Jonathan Broxton
    BN Noah Syndergaard
    DL Aroldis Chapman
    DL Taijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t take Santos? I’d give him Romo…

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        I’ll try Santos first. Thanks have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  99. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 mans h2h pts league stupid matchup this week for me – this guy literally has all SP and no relief pitchers at all and ya im losing … 10 SP 3 SP ON DL WTF – UGH

    Drop Bourjos/Crisp for Carrasco & Meija ???

    PS Carrasco & Meija are in the rotation right ? its not just a look see … Please help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  100. Goose says:
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    Oohoo – hellooo! Mejia Ks two in opening frame, including Votto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

  101. Mike says:
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    OMG!
    Heyward walked 3 times today. He’s the new Jackie Bradley Jr.!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He walked twice, no?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Mike: he was a rookie in 2010 and has a 11.4 career BB%…

  102. Bazzrall says:
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    lmao so yeah this trade just went down: Alcides Escobar and K-Rod and a 6th rounder for Valverde and Ian Kennedy and a 4th rounder.

    LOL I’m dying. I got Valverde.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay

  103. ADP says:
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    I recommend we call him Dillon Ghee. The only exciting thing about Gee is Ghee, a much tastier alternative to traditional butter. Ghee can also be cooked at a much higher temperature than traditional butter. And who knows, maybe that’ll encourage him to bring the heat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  104. Big League Wood says:
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    Grey – have Santos and Jansen on DL. Picked up Cecil when he came in and closed, as I was concerned Santos may have been I injured or replaced. Before injury, Cecil was solid K and ratio guy last year. How long do I keep him on the roster? I am rostering KRod, Nathan, Allen, Santos, Soria, and Cecil. Starters are Sale, Scherzer, A Sanchez, Liriano, T Ross, and Eovaldi.

    Great stuff all week. You guys are killing it !!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You don’t have to keep Cecil for saves, just for ratios and Ks…

  105. Madae's Fantasy Stache says:
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    Grey – Few players i picked up last Sept in my 18 team keeper league just based on their minor league numbers last year – Brad Miller, Kole Calhoun, and Chris Colabello (gotta love the translation) but I dropped Colabello due to not enough roster spots. He’s still a FA in most leagues…

    Everything indicates the man can hit – what are your thoughts on Senor Colabello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s he, 30 years old? Eh, maybe he hits a few homers…

  106. Goose says:
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    BTW –
    in ESPN:
    2.6% dropped Khris Davis, today: 2/5, two doubles, 2 runs
    5.3% dropped Aoki. today: 3/5, walk, double, run

    Patience, y’all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  107. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    stir crazy in a keeper league. too early to throw out Encarnacion for Abreu & Tanaka? I want to get swept up by some hyppppe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad move

  108. FrankGrimes says:
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    I picked up Nate but still looking for more help what you think of Jordan or Roark (the fountainhead)
    at the back if that rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Jordan for short term

  109. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. After Salazar had a bad game tonight he wants to trade him to me for Moore. Are you sure it’s a good idea??

    • Frank White says:
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      Or do you think it’s a premature move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Salazar

  110. costaricanchata says:
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    melky greets tanaka !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your man Melky!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        The one pitch that got up in the zone. Rest of it has been straight up dirt nasty and down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If only you stood up for your Mariners this much…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            What happened last night, hmm?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Why do you hate your M’s? Is it because if they win the World Series I’m going to come to Oregon to celebrate?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Haha, yes! And because I get to see Adam Jones in Baltimore as a top 10 Fantasy Baseball player while all we have left from it are the pairs of underwear that Bedard shat in when he came here.

                In seriousness, though, back to the real discussion: if the Astros ring up the Angels tonight, we have my point at hand – that staff and the bullpen is complete crap.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Teix is hurt and left the game with a turned ankle. Solarte keeps getting more and more interesting in NY for deeper leagues.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Teix less and less interesting

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I just hope Hoes gets a few hits, cause that makes me giggle.. How about that Tanaka?!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    You getting to catch the game a bit? He does look good but part of it is no one knows what they’re seeing. Lind would’ve had a hit if there were a lefty shift on him. Inning coulda been worse than it looked overall. In the end, though, great movement on his pitches. So does McGowan…in opposite world. He might be interesting as the season progresses but everything is pretty flat that he’s throwing in right now.

                    RE: Teix – he’s 99.5% owned in ESPN leagues. In other news, ESPN allows you to roll the team you drafted in 2005 forward every year for as long as you want.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha re: Teix… Yup, Tanaka doesn’t look bad, looks like what the scouting reports said, he’s a lot more Kuroda than Darvish

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, I wouldn’t put him at Darvish but do think he’ll be a solid SP2 this year with plenty of K potential. Still glad I didn’t draft him anywhere though, just because of the price tag.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, he’s totally a #2, don’t see even #1 upside though, not yet at least…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’m excited to see the turn of the lineup. Blue Jays are a good test at least

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: I got drunk and made an a** out of myself

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                You are the male version of Katy Perry’s ‘Friday Night’ song, no doubt.

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      @costaricanchata: its a small ship we are sailing in… Of course hes on my bench.

  111. Swfcdan says:
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    First batter home run off Tanaka lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  112. John says:
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    Need speed but have top waiver to pick up dropd D brown? I have ton power and i wld be dropping speed leonys nor do I really like him honestly but I think I might be able to make a trade . I was thinking trade my alex gordon for an Arm i may need)would you consider chapman? curious idea) thinkin more like guy who has cashner and homer. I feel losing leonys may not really be good for my team but again dont want to pass up the opportunity. Pick him up deal with tit later or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d pick up Brown

  113. Timmy riggins says:
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    What’s up , 13-team roto. Who do you like better as a stash, alicedes Escobar or owings? Also mike minor was dropped? Worth a DL stash? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings… Yes, Minor is worth a stash

  114. fuzzyD says:
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    Choice or Krispie? thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choice

  115. stl says:
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    Roy Ey2 Or Blackman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  116. [will work for saves] says:
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    Forgot how lame having bench players is… 2steals and a homer on the bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

      • [will work for saves] says:
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        @Grey: haha definitely… Still early!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wish Cole would just throw a shutout already and be done with it… Too early!

          • [will work for saves] says:
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            @Grey: haha wayy too early! I have shelby and cole..

            *bites nails*

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      But the best part is no one else got those in their lineup. If you can’t have those stats, no one will!

      • [will work for saves] says:
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        @Sky: optimism is the key to life.. Your glass is always half full sky! No, literally… Your glass is half full, refill!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m always half full of something!

          • [will work for saves] says:
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            @Sky: mostly shit …

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              So you’ve been reading my articles I see…

              • [will work for saves] says:
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                @Sky: i did draft kluber all over!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  You can blame JB for part of that! I think he has Kluber in his top 25 SP this year.

                  • [will work for saves] says:
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                    @Sky: i blame gareth! Haha i thought you touted kluber, no?

                    Tyson ross! Thats ur man…

                    • Sky

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                      I did and still do tout Kluber and Ross. As I said to Magoo earlier, why aren’t we freaking out that the 35 year old ace gave up a poop ton of runs in his first game? It’s so early to count on or right off anyone. I’m sticking by my guys!

                    • [will work for saves] says:
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                      @[will work for saves]: i wasnt saying you were wrong! Was saying i read ur articles (i dont read ur articles), thats how i got kluber .

                      Still early!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, I know bro. This is the one of the most fun and funniest times of the baseball season. Overreaction week!

  117. Fungazi says:
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    Should I try to flip Cargo up to McCutch in a keeper or too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. Just wondering, these buys are mostly waiver pick ups. Do you ever do a column on slumping players that could be bought for the cheap? Can’t remember from last year.

        • Grey

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          Nope

  118. Nightpandas says:
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    Meija dealing…..like him over Delgado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  119. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade Braun for Cargo in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  120. jacks says:
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    Dropped Frazier for Boniface yesterday and the guy did what he did. Damn. And he was snatched up pretty quickly. Deep at the corners and doubt I would play Frazier much unless I have an injury or he goes crazy … still think he’s a streaky guy who will be down more than up, with a 25 HR ceiling. Stay healthy for me RZimm!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  121. Hans says:
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    Drop Arenado for Rendon?

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans: Or Asche or Frazier?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t drop Arenado

  122. joeg414 says:
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    Drop Nava and Arcia for L.Cain, and Blackman? Deep mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. Greyismyhero says:
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    When Stanton hits a bomb this year it’s 0 for me, he pi@@ed me off so bad last year I refused to draft him anywhere this yr..Glad to see he’s already got 2 this yr…Yeah lucky me…Thought I would vent that….carry on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

  124. Funsucker says:
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    Chris Carter or Abraham Almonte (OBP league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need… Carter

  125. Deck says:
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    Don’t you think it’s too early to sell on Kemp. I mean if you drafted him you got him where you wanted him, wouldn’t it be wise to hold and hope he builds value to turn your 85th pick value into 40th+ value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can trade him for, but once he’s on the field (which should be any day now), his value should go up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least the perception of his value

  126. ferris says:
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    Nl only so closers matter

    aaron hill
    jose veras
    for
    matt holiday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  127. SteveNZ says:
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    Not much coming out of the Pujols in the early going…

    • gareth says:
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      Is he constipated?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  128. Voidoid says:
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    Why Erasmo over Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See my rankings

  129. Travis says:
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    Erasmo, Eovaldi, gee… Kluber droppable for any of them? What about Dickey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo, Eovaldi

  130. Carlos says:
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    BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BRUUUUUUUCE!

  131. Snake Hips says:
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    Why can’t Cole strike anyone out?

  132. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    With Almonte batting at the top of the order what do you think his steal upside is? 15ish type guy or could he be a 25-30 bagger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, he has some speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username, btw

      • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  133. gareth says:
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    It was crazy at the ballpark today. Freezing and rainy too.

    Indians win though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  134. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey, probably it’s early, some questions about your love who I’ve draft

    1. Gyroko, He is my major 2B this year. 0-10 in the first three games. He seems better today. Are you still confident on him?

    2. Harper, He was drafted in very early round. He hasn’t performed like a potential top player. Do you thinkl he will break out this year?

    Thanks a lot. Appreciated.

    • Bazzrall says:
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      @Wil: I’m gonna save Grey some time and say yes/yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes. It’s less than a week 2. Yes

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: @Razzball: Thanks. Looking forward to Gyroko & Harper’s breakout.

        Another player in the same situation is Segura, who is my major SS, I believe (& hope) he will surprise us with good performance soon.

  135. Game of Throws says:
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    No love for Smyly Cyrus huh Grey? Why the change of heart recently? You had him in the “this close” tier with Wheeler, Tijaun, et al. Only thing that’s changed is he got skipped due to rain out and came in and dominated for 3 innings of relief today. I still like him to break out this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him, but I think he’s going to bounce between bullpen and rotation all year

  136. SteveNZ says:
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    Can the Pirates cough up a couple here, please? Need a save opp for my boy Grilli.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t try and jinx my Cole win!

  137. SteveNZ says:
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    And there does Robertson’s save pop too. Eff that.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: It’s opp. Save OPP. Either way, eff it in the eff-hole.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: C’mon Jays – bring one in…

  138. Bazzrall says:
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    Is Gausman going to make a spot start tomorrow? His start was scratched yesterday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was the plan if the O’s needed him, but it doesn’t seem like they do need him

  139. splartch says:
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    Hey y’all,

    I’ve got Rendon at 2B and he’s doing fine, but I’m concerned I might be missing a bit in steals – I’ve got Segura at SS and modest SB production everywhere else. Would a switch to Bonifacio or Gordon be premature, and if not, which one?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to Bonifacio if you need SBs

  140. Korey says:
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    5×5 roto pro league. I am low on speed and Villar is on waivers. I’m starting Miller at SS but the catch is I already have a bench spot occupied by Moss/Brantley and don’t want to have two hitters on the bench.

    I’m sixth on the waiver list. Drop Brantley for Villar with a waiver claim or wait and see if he clears?

    Thank you!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Korey says:
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        @Grey: Sometimes I swear you are a machine! Never sleep and packed with insane knowledge. Other times I think you are from the future, with Michael J Fox on a mission.

        What you do is very much appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem… Safe and sound here, in 1955…

  141. Jon says:
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    Gausman + Lawrie for Rosenthal + Maikel Franco? 5×5 H2H keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

  142. KillerB says:
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    Yo grey — I lost Ramos as well. Who do you like out of D’Arnaud, Zunino, Chooch, Salty, Flowers, Pinto and Gattis?

    Would you rank the top 3 you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis, Zunino…

  143. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Some numbnuts in my one league just cut Salazar tonight for…wait for it…Aaron Harang!

    Insert sadface as I have the 11th of 12 waiver claim come Monday morning.

    Why so down on Smyly? Do you just think the Tigers are going to jerk him around all season with skipped starts and random long relief appearances, thus making him one of the more frustrating pitchers to own?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I do think they’re gonna jerk around Smyly… I said it in my rankings too…

  144. Andrew says:
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    SON hates N Martinez. Any thoughts on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near him

  145. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    I honestly don’t know how ESPN ranked Paxton, Miller, and Kluber in the 400s…. It’s like, do their “experts” who do the rankings just rank guys based on their performance the year prior? Do they not look ahead and forecast players who have potential and playing time (Paxton and Miller) or players who had solid seasons and underlying numbers suggest improvement (Kluber)? Well I was happy to take all 3 of those guys in my draft! Well, 2 for now, but I think Kluber will be fine, heheheh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully

  146. Ten Cent Millionaire says:
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    Am I the only one out there that wants to call Ozuna — Black Godzilla? He mashes and you think he’s going to be Japanese until you see him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I do now…

  147. AJ says:
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    Rank: Eovaldi, Erasmo, Perez.

    I like them all and I’m trying to figure out who is the priority. Also, you might save yourself some work if you ranked your SP buys each week.

    • Moronymos Lohse says:
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      @AJ: This is the sort of comment that forever makes me wonder how and/or why you guys at Razzball answer any questions at all. Does AJ sound grateful? Appreciative? Thankful? Or demanding, dismissive and critical? Tenor, kids. Decorum. Gratitude. These last are good things. The rest is rank douchiness.

      And no AJ, I don’t care if you’ve been posting forever here at Razzball or are banging Tehol’s third cousin.

      Or Tehol.

      • AJ says:
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        @Moronymos Lohse:
        How exactly is it douchey to suggest that rank his pickups so that people don’t ask the same question a million times ? I didn’t say “hey grey, why the hell don’t you rank your pickups?” I simply suggested that he do so to save himself some time. Now that you’ve opened the door to confrontational remarks, however, I’d like to invite you to go fuck yourself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: It wouldn’t work… What if someone wants power over speed, would I rank Bonifacio over LaRoche? So, then I’d rank pitchers but not hitters? Would I rank then starting after the word Buy or handcuff myself to making the best Buy the first paragraph? Those 3 pitchers ranks haven’t changed since the rankings…

  148. jacks says:
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    Grey, whadda think … 2 catcher league, 10 teams, 4×4. Only 19 FA pickups left for me this year. Lost Ramos to injury. Castro my other C. Do I spend a FA to pick up one of Grandal, Pinto, or Well Castillo or do I wait out the 6 or so weeks (mgr said 5 weeks, call it 6-8)? I’d be dropping a Lincecum or Ian Kennedy. Ramos is $2 and it’s a keeper league, and I think I want him for the ROS.

    If it’s 6 weeks and I get normal bottom of the barrel C production, I’d gain what 2-3 HRs, 10 RBIs and a bad average? Worth it?

  149. Moronymos Lohse says:
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    Ahhh…the vagaries of early season trepidations. A mere two HRs all season entering tonight. Fears. Worries. Doubts. And a collective 17 for 99 or some such crap. Tenth in my twelve team league. Almost last.

    More doubts. Self hatred. And doubts.

    Then. Tonight.

    Middlebrooks, Alvarez, Josh Hamilton, Yan Gomes. Even E5 with a near homerun high off the wall.

    My Mensch! 8-17, 5HRs / 8 Runs / 8 RBI – and E5 did nothing but hit that near homerun…high off the wall.

    From 10 to 3 in a mere eventide. And again and again I say…

    Ahhh…the vagaries of early season trepidations.

  150. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, you are the true muppet master, and I mean that in a nice way involving no fist.

    Got first dibs on waivers come Sunday night for our league. Dead roster spots everywhere. D.I.D. at short, Ramos at catcher, Donnie Murphy to the AL in an NL only league. I’m gettin’ killed! But no one has been able to make a move since 3/15 and I get first crack.

    Owings at SS (which I need and only have Crawford and Hechavaria as later waiver round backups), or Bonifacio to fill in U? 5×5 NL only keeper league. Thx!

  151. Brian says:
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    Dee Gordon or Kolten Wong?

    • Li says:
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      @Brian:
      Wong. me likee long wong. just get on base and he’ll have a solid year

  152. stl says:
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    Stream Pineda Or bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stl: What does SON say?

  153. Li says:
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    After being called into work for an emergencybduring my draft (I know right!) I was auto drafted without even setting my rankings as I had planeed to be there. So In my Yahoo H2H/Pts. Lg, I managed to land Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen, Rosenthal, Holland, Papelbum and Jim Henderson. Needless to say I am trying tro trade some closers as only 4 spots (2RP and 2 P) are allowed each night. The fea SP’s I do have are Good(but hurt) Kershaw, Minor, Latos, Shelby Miller. I just added Straily and Lackey….
    Here is my prob. Outside of a respectable Infield, my outfield needs some work: Victorino, Leyonis Martin, Brett Gardner, Coco Crisp, Brantley, and Carlos Gomez (at least!)
    So, I am wondering what to do. I have offered Holland for Cespedes which he demanded kimbrell for (LOL) With 4 moves this week, Should I target Angel Pagan, fowler or De Aza on a thin wire. and for an Arm- do u like stud of the week Paxton, Erasmo, Quintana, Colon or Hundson?
    Also the Dimondbacks sS is available, but i Have Brad Miller as my MI and Ian Desmond at SS.

    Sorry to write all that, but any Ideas? about who to target? and anybody I missed. I need POP in the OF priority and SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Li: What about an emergency that no one is drafting for you? Fowler, Erasmo… Hold your shortstops

  154. bossmanjunior says:
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    Start Rizzo v C. Lee or Miller @ Milone?

    Also, drop Moose and Raja for Asche and Avisail?

  155. tony says:
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    wich should i drop for eovaldi

    hutchinson, roark, ubaldo…?

    also… should i drop headley ?? for asche or moustakas??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tony: Roark, eh I’d hold Headley for now

  156. Buge hoobs says:
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    Some dropped seager. Pick him up for my ci or stick with asche?

  157. Buge hoobs says:
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    Some dropped seager. Pick him up for my ci or stick with asche?

  158. Bbnr says:
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    Drop venable for almonte as a bench outfielder? It’s a keeper league so I am also considering what you think almontes long term value is

  159. lord alw says:
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    would you do brad miller for rick procello? ervin santana? mike minor?

    My ss is segura and 2b zobrist
    my pitching is scherzer cingrani lynn burnett holland frieri robertson
    we start 5 doesnt matter if its cp or sp

    thanks

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @lord alw: I think I’d take minor there but don’t know your league details

      • lord alw says:
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        @frankgrimes @Grey: thanks.
        Points league (5points/base/rbi/run 3 BB/HBP -1 non hits and Ks – Pitching 15 IP -10 er -5 H -3 BB/HBP +3 Ks +30 W/S -15 L)
        We start 3 OF 1 UTIL 5 Pitchers

  160. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Am thinking buy Billy Hamilton’s low at this point, but not sure he is worthy to be owned..

    I’ve got Gyroko(2B), Segura(SS), B Miler(2B/SS) already, Altuve is also in my team,
    If I propose Altuve for B Hamilton, will the trade worthy? Is my offer too much to me? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: I’d take Altuve

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: Got it. Seems I don’t need to love B Hamilton right now. Thanks.

  161. Schlitzy says:
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    Just got offered Braun for my Alex Gordon. I am the proud new owner of bumb thumb Braun. Had to do that right?

  162. Erasmo or Martin Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kirk C.: Nothing’s changed on these guys from my rankings

  163. fuzzyD says:
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    anyone have any thoughts on who will be better ROS…Adeiny or Alcides?

    • Schlitzy says:
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      @fuzzyD: I’d take alcides

  164. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Justin Upton and Corey Hart for Carlos Gomez? Whatcha think?

  165. Designated Shitter says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I love your blog and have used your advice for the past two years to upgrade teams after a crappy draft… this year i got serious and did a buttload a research before my draft… i feel pretty good about my team but im having a hard time making some decisions… below is my team… 10 team league… 6×6… R,HR,RBIs,SB,OBH and xBH for offense categories… L,S,Ks,ERA,WHIP, and QS… if you have any advice please let me know… i also dropped kotlen wong… i needed some pitching and am just saturated with hitters IMO…

    C. Miguel Montero
    1B. Joey Vott
    2B. Emilio Bonifacio (Dropped Wong, and will prolly be able to pick him up again if need be)
    3B. Adian Beltre
    SS. Ben Zobrist (I have thought very long and hard about Owings in this spot and moving Zobrist to 2B, very plausible considering Wong is somewhat of a coin flip)
    OF. Jose Bautista
    OF. Shin Soo Choo
    OF. Starling Marte (I also have Wil Myers, I swooped Angel Pagan off of FA, and I have Leonys Martin)
    Util. Brandon Belt (he has this locked up, not only am I Giants fan but I thought this kid sucked and he is proving me wrong, top 100 in the last 3-4 months of the season last year, his OBP is to high to sit him in my league)
    Util. Wil Myers (yes i realize i am extremely overloaded at the OF position, trying to trade for pitchers but every1s balking)
    Bench: B. Phillips/Angel Pagan/Leonys Martin/

    SP1. Gerrit Cole
    SP2. Tanaka
    RP1. Balfour
    RP2. Henderson

    The rest of my SPs: Julio Teheran, Danny Salazar, Sonny Gray, Charlie Morton (I like) and Tylar Skaggs

    The rest of my RPs: Valverde, Strop (38 pitches is not a good sign for a closer much less a starter… yes I am talking about you Jose Veras), Broxton stashed and on my DL.

    So what advice can you give me to make this team better… am I putting to much faith in Emilio even though I can spell him with Phillips or Wong later on… my draft strategy wasnt necessirally to avoid saves… but theres a dude in our league who takes all the RPs in our draft every yr, comes in 5th or 6th place and then complains about how we got lucky, lmao… any help would be much appreciated Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Designated Shitter: Thanks! The team looks fine, I wouldn’t own Morton… Your pitching looks strong on starting, yeah, your closers are a mess, but whatever SAGNOF…..The hitting looks good but it’s a shallow league…

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @Grey: yeah im in first place and already fretting because of the shallowness of the league.. I have this freaking itch to try and c*#$-block the other players in my league… is that a bad strategy (picking up players so that other teams can’t use em to improve their stats, even if I don’t use em) or am I playing with fire just waiting to get burned? And I am definately a SAGNOF’er, steals and saves no doubt… lol :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gonna get burned

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @Grey: Wow you sure did call Morton… I dropped him a couple days ago (per your advice) in my main money league and then saw yesterday how he got lit up in few leagues… thanks Grey.. I really like Solarte what do you think about him… Jam it or cram it???

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @Swfcdan: Thanks man!!!

  166. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10 tm H2H, 20 moves/yr, SV and HLD both count. Usually have success carrying 3 closers and 2 MR, but Nate Jones blew that plan, and now I have an empty roster spot. Use that move on a 3rd closer in the Lindstrom/Fields range to give me a fighting chance at SV most weeks (2 mediocre closers won’t cut it against most opponents), a 3rd elite MR to pretty much lock up HLD (though with Siegrist and Allen I’m good most weeks there) and give me some ratio/K help and SAGNOF potential (Benoit/Farquhar/C Martinez), or a 7th SP for when I need to load up (Kazmir/Paxton/Ubaldo)?

  167. Oppo Taco says:
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    start or sit pineda @Toronto today? SON doesn’t like it thanks

  168. Spyre says:
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    Need to bench 1 starter today (only 4 sp slots)

    Liriano vs STL
    Tehran @ WSH
    Porcello @ BAL
    Pineda @ TOR
    Skaggs @ HOU

    SON says Skaggs but I’m thinking Pineda. Thoughts?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Spyre: sorry, porcello is playing at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  169. nick the dick says:
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    Yoooo G,
    In my 10 team h2h 6×6 3OF, 3UTIL with batter k’s and losses there is a dude who kept sending out awful awful trades to everyone, but after breaking him down all week I just might’ve pulled off the creme de la creme of trades. My squad…
    C-Santana
    1b-Edwin
    2b-Hill
    3b-Donaldson
    SS-Desmond
    OF-Jones/Puig/Pence
    UTIL-Werth/Gattis/Utley
    BENCH-Simmons
    SP-JoFer/Ryu/Wacha/Teheran/Salazar/Cingrani/Archer/Walker(DL)
    Closers-Koji/D-Rob/Cishek/Balfour/Poopie G

    HE offered ME: My Werth/Gattis/Simmons/Utley/D-Rob for his Harper/Heyward/Andrus/Middlebrooks/E. Santana

    Needless to say I quickly accepted. Not a big fan of Ervin but league is shallow so has good streamers or bats available on FA all the time if I wanna drop him. Also, someone inexplicably dropped Rizzo so you would then drop Middlebrooks or Santana for him right? Harper, Heyward, Andrus and Rizzo haul for basically my bench??!! I guess he really wanted D-Rob and needed saves. Thats how you overdraft on closers and cash in on the Closerpocolypse! Blowww! How ya like me now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Real nice trade for you… Yeah, Middlebrooks…

  170. Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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    Mr Grey: I cannot resist contacting you : I have copied from my notes from a reserve draft workup sheet to a friend for a deep deep Ultra -AL only play.

    These were finalized about 7 days old now – Colabello was almost sent to Japan over the winter and it was not quite clear what his role on the Twinkies would be. We are upset, he has exploded before auction – better just steady play for our purposes – His price has doubled in an hyper inflation driven league – He is not my little secret any longer – bummer – He could go into double digits now – today.

    My lists are pruned of the SUPER Touted copy-cat prospect starlets- because, as they as a group are not available (going too high or already held (by weak or super patient (stupid) owners) nor desirable, as they tend to not MLB ready as a group. I focus on MLB ready talent – not as sexy – but many of these are just tarnished by the reality of rising through MiLB and often once were touted starlets players themselves. The ridiculous tout sheets are full of silly hype IMO.

    The missing of the Calhouns and Colabellos are classics of the Tout mindset – Another sleeper this year is B Guyer of Tampa Bay (injured last 2 years) I believe, he will have a very nice 300 AB season this year – he can hit. HIgh on Carlos Moncrief CLEV this year as well for a breakout player – a converted pitcher from Sabathia’s home town – think a left handed Cespedes – who certainly, if he continues his excellent climb will get to MLB this year in Sept. A Stud, who is just a tout afterthought now.– My fun pick is Yorbet Almador of HOUS “El Gordo Maximo” Singleton is NOT ready I have him 3rd or 4th in line for promotion there. He is getting drafted in ESPN = hype insanity

    Understand that to draft – in almost all cases- a 10$ or 15$ who is not a MLB player and a hitter or SP is a waste -Take RPs in later rounds- Because they have a high population available – DLed player are OK – Offense is the key as trades must be made complete – many a trade may not be made, because the 2 teams lack the offensive positional depth to achieve lineup “wholeness”. They are typically no offensive MLB active players left at the end of draft.

    Anyways, here are my notes on Colabello – they are usually kept to just a couple lines of text to make sheet more compact – I went wild.

    “””””!!!******************!!! Chris Colabello 1B /OF/DH This was a guy, I had forgot to mention to you, XXXXXX, I had thought about him often and it was not clear what his role would be. This guy is intriguing as all get out, He and Kubel are the L –R tag team at DH and this guy has been mobile enough to play OF,IB and 3B his whole minor league career – and he will at least 1B and OF in MLB – he has already – I think, he must become someone you consider for your corner position now – Yes, there is risk, BUT, he could be the next B Moss He is getting projected around 250-20-70-60-1 by some. Bid to 4$ and top 10$ rd player. !!!!!!AUCTION ALERT!!!!!!!””””

    Colabello hit a tater for the MAGPIES last night in RB league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I appreciate your tone and civility. I have missed you, Mr. Moore. Your brevity of point is only matched by Roget’s, the fine maker of resource material. Colabello has some pop but he’s also a hot hitter right now and you’re yelling fire…

  171. Lemmingness says:
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    Points league (-1 for strikeouts, total bases), should I drop any of Middlebrooks, Gattis, or Calhoun for Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  172. Dan Johnson says:
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    Good morning Grey, I need to drop 1 in my keeper league, its between Yelich, Ackley or Bonifacio. Position value isn’t that big of a concern, who would you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning… Ackley

  173. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) RE: Miller @ Milone or Rizzo v Lee

    Hitter-tron is a slightly bigger fan of Rizzo (1.3) than Miller (-4.7). I assume most of that stems from the fact Milone is starting at home. What does your gut tell you?

    2) Avisail or Raja
    Asche or Moose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Miller…. Rajai (depend on needs)…Asche…

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. I was thinking the same.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  174. pistole pete says:
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    Would you drop Howie Kendrick for Kolton Wong? Seems every man named Kendrick ends up disappointing me :/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  175. frankgrimes says:
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    BRUUUUUCE!!!

    just some positive thinking for today.
    who to you have eye on this weekend like a cyclops with a monocle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like that positive thinking…. Still watching Marcell Ozuna… But everyone’s available for my monocling at this early stage…

  176. pistole pete says:
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    Also would you drop Santos and pick up Fields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  177. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Grey, I molded my team in a 12 team 6×6 per your rankings…do I drop anyone from Eovaldi?

    C- Gattis
    1 – Goldschmidt
    2 – Altuve
    3 – Seager
    SS – Brad Miller
    OF – Jones
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Moss
    Util – Pujols
    Util – Napoli
    BN – Smoak
    BN – Swisher

    SP – Sanchez
    SP – Cobb
    SP – Teheran
    SP – Gray
    SP – Tillman
    SP – Kluber
    RP – Perkins
    RP – Reed
    RP – Santos
    RP – Hoover
    RP – Farquhar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  178. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sure you’ve answered this, but Eovaldi or mejia in weekly roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  179. costaricanchata says:
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    chen ready to toe the rubber .
    hope the upton boys live up to their billing .
    need 7 K’s… 0 earned from chen today .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      oops
      got my starts mixed up
      was thinking of jordan , tomorrow .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  180. DerrickC says:
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    I am in need of some power and am thinking of moving Matt Moore and Starling for Trumbo.

    You like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much

  181. Carlos says:
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    Chase Utely es un schmatata caliente.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  182. Swfcdan says:
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    We buying your ex-boyfriend Charlie Blackmon then? What depth league would you consider him addable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addable in any league, depends on needs and if you can platoon him, cause he’s not going to play every day and he’s only good in Coors and while hot…

  183. Harris says:
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    Drop Brandon Phillips for Mcgehee? I have Kipnis at 2nd, Seager is my 3rd baseman. No DL spots if that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  184. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    what month is it ?
    melky … # 2

  185. Swfcdan says:
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    Hoover couldn’t vacuum up any mess the piece of crap!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  186. Red Barons says:
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    Hoover giving up the walk off grand slam… glad I dropped him yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  187. costaricanchata says:
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    chen …. 7 K’s through 6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the Braves are such hackers…

  188. Swfcdan says:
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    Yep the adverb isn’t done. Shark looking pretty razor sharp too.

  189. costaricanchata says:
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    wade davis is a dipshit .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: funniest left field comment of day(s)

  190. Wilsonian says:
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    Melky, LoCain, Boneface. Pick two.

    H2H

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      melky and emilio

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @costaricanchata: that’s what I was leaning. Like Morse or Almonte over any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends needs… Not Melky…

  191. Herschel says:
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    Why was Perkins in that game again? Any reason for concern here?

  192. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Pineda, Porcello, and Erasmo were all sharp in their openers. Kluber, not so much. I know there’s a lot of love for Kluber on this forum, and I know it was only one start… But how would you rank the sleepers now? Kluber droppable for Erasmo?

    Less sleeper, but another poor start–would you drop CJ Wilson for any of the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Erasmo

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Grey: Erasmo over Kluber? Over CJ, or both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Kluber

  193. Mike says:
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    Should this trade be vetoed?

    Ian Desmond & Nate Jones for Kenley Jansen & Ben Zobrist

    The guy getting Jansen has Jim Johnson and Jones as closers, plus Miller, Desmond and Gyorko for 2B, SS, spots – no MI.

    The guy getting Desmond has Rosenthal, Santos, Hunter, Lindstrom as well as Jansen as closers, plus Phillips at 2B.

    It’s a 12 team 5×5 Roto league, with shallow line ups (3xOF + Util).

    The trade has been vetoed twice, despite both owners wanting it to go through, by the league. Would welcome advice on what to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t veto it…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Yep, thought as much.

        League thinks this is “too” lopsided, but in reality the reason is that they don’t want two teams improving their chances. One guy has admitted as much.

        So tempted to just throw my toys out of the pram, and quit!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t do it!

  194. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Samardzija’s fastest pitch today was only 95.8 MPH, and that was according to BrooksBaseball, which measures at 55 ft instead of 50 ft, which is where most outlets measure velocity. I say only because he’s had around a dozen starts the past two seasons with an average velocity higher than that.

    Not sure if he’s intentionally taking something off to better his command or if he’s lost a gear, but he’s much less exciting sitting 92-93 and reaching for 96 than he was sitting 94-95 and reaching for 98 or 99.

    Another guy I’m worried about is Sonny Gray. His velocity was down 2.5 MPH from last season. He tightroped out of trouble against a pretty good Indians lineup that was stacked with lefties, but like Samardzija, I’m far less excited about 90.4 MPH than I am 93.

    Before we dismiss this as early season sample size, fastball velocity over three starts typically ends up falling within 1 MPH of full season velocity:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/reliability-of-fastball-speeds-for-pitchers-returning-from-dl/

    Furthermore, for every 1 MPH drop in fastball velocity, a starting pitcher is expected to give up about a quarter run more per 9 innings, and strikeouts also drop. Let’s cross our fingers for increased fastball speed from your cousin tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully…

  195. Jance Suunto says:
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    Grey, and Braun owners, take a moment to read this article: http://brewersbeat.mlblogs.com/2014/04/05/braun-counterproductive-to-play-right-now/

    Yeah, as a guy who has a lot of investment in Braun (3 teams out of 6), I’m scrambling right now. He should’ve been in this week’s “sell.” Seriously.

    In a keep-5 keeper, how comfortable are you going down your rankings to trade for someone? Would you go as low as Jo-Fer, in the 40s, 30s, what?

    I’m scared, Grey. Give me a voice of reason or something, because I’m about to jump ship in my dynasty leagues and everything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to around 30…

  196. Carlos says:
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    I am really happy with my initial return on investment with Porcello. Not gonna lie, I started checking waivers after his first inning, but he settled down nicely. His stuff wasn’t electric, but he changed speeds well and got a lot ground balls against a solid line up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  197. Night pandas says:
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    Little concerned about Avisail this year ….worth looking at Venable, Rasmus, Blackmon, Almonte available (15 teams, OPS and SLG)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  198. tony says:
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    Grey, i am just neding a setup man, is Junichi Tazawa a good option?, i have tyler clippard already but his first two performs scared me…

    so the question is, tazawa or clippard wich should i add/hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  199. bossmanjunior says:
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    Would you sit any of these guys: Erasmo @ OAK, A. Wood @ WAS, Cobb v TEX

    10 team h2h…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say?

  200. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Moose for Sandoval? No idea why he was dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  201. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    As an adoring and fortunate Mike Trout owner these past two seasons, it’s insanely irritating watching Pujols roll over a fastball to ground into a double play after Trout reaches base. The Angels need to bat Hamilton 3rd and Pujols 4th, at least against RHP. Pitchers would either have to challenge Hamilton with fastballs, or risk having Trout steal a base every time a ball is thrown in the dirt after he reaches base.

  202. Alex says:
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    Do I go with Eovaldi or Hutchinson tomorrow ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  203. Wil says:
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    Got Bastardo & C Allen on hand for closer back up in SV (no HD) league.
    Need to do some move to drop one of them for room.

    Who is droppable? Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bastardo

  204. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Liriano looked terrible in the first inning, but he’s been throwing tons of first pitch strikes since. The results have been great.

    As I was typing this, Molina hit a HR on an 0-2 count. Only the third HR allowed to a righty at home since the start of last season. And now a bloop single by Fatt Adams. Ugh

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: And now a walk to Bourjos. Ugh. Wouldn’t be as annoyed by this had Nate Jones not taken a steaming load on my ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice jinx…

  205. Jance Suunto says:
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    Braun and Carpenter for Jones in a keeper with TB and OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

      • Jance Suunto says:
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        @Grey: what about for Yu straight up? for Verlander?

        • Jance Suunto says:
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          @Jance Suunto: sorry, Braun for Yu, Braun for Verlander

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Yu

  206. Steady says:
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    Sale and Khris Davis for A jones… obviously pull the trigger right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  207. Ron says:
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    12-team Roto 5×5 OBP league..Seager and Bogaerts were just dropped! Should I drop any of these guys listed below to pickup one of these guys??

    Gyorko, Soriano, Aoki, Villar, R. Zimmerman, B. Miller.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar for Seager, but they give different things…

  208. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade Braun for Rios and Chapman in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it

  209. Wholio says:
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    did you watch skaggs tonight?

    8 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB on 95 pitches

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I own him in a few leagues….

      • Wholio says:
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        @Grey: you like him over Kennedy?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wholio: he’s ranked higher than Kennedy

  210. bossmanjunior says:
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    Per SON

    Cobb v TEX : 17.7
    Wood @ WAS : 9.7
    Erasmo @ OAK : 0.7

    Start or Sit?

    I have a 0.86 lead in ERA and 0.03 lead in whip but trail by 6 K and he has Burnett going against the Cubs tomorrow in addition to having 6 closers versus my 3. I have a decent lead in Wins. Im tempted to sit Erasmo to preserve my ERA/WHIP but might keep me from passing him in K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all three

  211. SteveNZ says:
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    Arenado has hit the wire in my H2H league. I have R-Zimm at 3B already, but I gotta grab him, right?

    I have the #1 waiver spot so I’m sure to get him. Then perhaps look to trade Zimm for another piece?

  212. L-Boogie says:
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    Unfortunately, I must spend my Saturday night asking you this question:

    Flowers, Grandal, or Suzuki

    Thanks dude.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @L-Boogie: flowers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i guess he’s not hurt anymore then and will actually start.

  213. Bi-Felicia says:
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    You gotta love Ryan Braun admitting today that he had the issue with his wrist / hand during spring training. Thanks for telling the ppl who drafted you now A HOLE!!! What a fing prick..

    • fitz says:
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      @Bi-Felicia: this guy sucks! such a prick – ruins my season two years in a row! And it’s only April 5th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  214. Wilsonian says:
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    I can play three of these guys tomorrow, so who are you playing?

    Fielder
    Rizzo
    Alvarez
    Arenado

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know the matchups, but I guess Rizzo

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: benching Alvarez, he’s facing Wainwright today. Fielder is @ Cobb, Rizzo v. Burnett, Arenado v. Miley, Alvarez v. Wainwright.

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    who’s best bench bat while having these starters
    rosario/napoli/altuve/middlebrooks/escobar/frazier/asche/trout/mccutchen/harper/venable/avisail/gattis/moss/gyorko/victorino (DL)
    options are almonte/arcia/s.smith/owings/zunino/blackmon/cain/duda/joyce.

    2. also should escobar or avisail be dropped for anybody on that list. we have 3 util spots. (i could see owings over escobar)

    • Kid A says:
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      @goodfold2:

      That was @ you

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Kid A: what does that mean?

        • Kid A says:
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          @goodfold2: The comment below about middlebrooks was meant to be a reply to you…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Kid A: thanks, it appears to just be a leg cramp though (so far)

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Kid A: thanks, ok so Grey pick the best 2 off that list. I already have asche/frazier/gyorko so don’t need a 3B to replace middlebrooks.

  216. Ambreen says:
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    So with all these buys, how do you rank those SPs?

    Mejia, Ersamo, Eovaldi, Gee?

    Also, do I go eovaldi or erasmo Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  217. Kid A says:
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    Middlebrooks likely headed to the DL. Gonna need to fill that slot.

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: fill that slot with a Johnson

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @J-FOH: that’s what she said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    with middlebrooks and a 2nd open spot who are the best 2 of these. i think you missed it above (it was the first part of the middlebrooks injury thing with Kid A)
    options are almonte/arcia/s.smith/owings/zunino/blackmon/cain/duda/joyce.

    2. also should escobar or avisail be dropped for anybody on that list. we have 3 util spots. (i could see owings over escobar)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Almonte, Owings and Cain… Lose Alcides

  219. fausto says:
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    Thanks to Grey and The Razzians i grabbed Porcello and Erasmo off waivers to round out my staff now im looking really smart after getting roasted by my league for having weak sp and too much offense(didnt know there was such a thing)…anyhoo you guys rule.. good times with @nickcapozzi in St. Louis!
    I kept the video spot PG…I didnt want to go on one of my tin foil hat wearing rants about stl and the fans being a facist cult so I just put my cubs hat on googled javier baez every 10 mins, and watched Alvarez go 2hr 3rbi 3r 1sb, 25 mins after I benched him…That ones on hitter-tron… Keep up the good work gents! Best in the fbb site in the business.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… That’s awesome…

  220. TheNewGuy says:
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    (Free) Wily or M Perez? Or are they both just streamers in a 10 teamer.

    Wily handled the Red Sox pretty well last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re ownable

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: So which do you prefer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All is see is ‘so which do you prefer.’ Not sure what you’re referring to

  221. Just Busted says:
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    Hi Gray, Eovaldi or Estrada right now? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  222. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Time to move on from the De La Rosa experiment….can you rank the following FA in order of preference?

    Scott Feldman
    Jenrry Mejía
    Jason Hammell
    Mark Buehrle

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: mejia only one actually better than streamer.

  223. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    I guess Segura can’t play more than 2 games without needing a rest? I know it’s only the first week, but this is rather annoying for someone I spent some nice auction dollars on in multiple leagues. Anyways…just needed to vent. Keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  224. Snake Hips says:
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    Haven’t seen you write anything about Blackmon. Just a hot schmo? Do you not like him, Is the playing time his issue? Do you like him over guys like Avisail or BJ Upton in a 10-teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hot schmo

  225. Derrick says:
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    I just moved Matt Moore for Eric Hosmer which I think is a good move, but it puts me in a weird spot with my team. This is what my team looks like:

    C – Montero
    1B- Pujols
    2B – Gyorko
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Segura
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Trout
    OF – Marte
    Util – Hosmer
    B – Arenado
    B – Butler

    SP – Bailey, Cobb, Eovaldi, Teheran, Masterson and Martin Perez
    RP – Henserson, Rodriguez, Hunter, Veras, Santos and Hawkins

    I don’t like not having a spot now for Arenado, and I feel like I may still lack some power. Does this team look okay to you? Is Butler dropable with this team?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are droppable off your hitting bench, trade someone else for a different part

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Do you think my team still lacks some power? Look at that area for an influx?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends your league, doesn’t look terrible

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick:
      Also, this is a 5×5, 12 man league. H2h.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Derrick:

      bench pujols until he starts to hit .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never seen that before, don’t know what it is

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        only on this site .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see it, where is it on site?

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            it’s that old
            don’t tell me when i’m gonna die .
            tell me where i’m gonna die .

            if i could find the damn link ,
            i’d avoid it .
            it’s pretty insidious , though .
            am surprised that no one else is reporting it .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that sucks, not sure… It is some pretty anime girls though…

  226. Swfcdan says:
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    Porcello (mushrooms), (free) Wily P, M Perez.

    Pick 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed with these guys since rankings… Not Wily

  227. B.o.B says:
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    I have Straily and Roark. Drop either one for Hutchison’s start vs the Yankees today? I also have Jim Henderson…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  228. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Morning Grey : Time to move on from the De La Rosa experiment….can you rank the following FA in order of preference?

    Scott Feldman
    Jenrry Mejía
    Jason Hammell
    Mark Buehrle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey: do you have a 2nd and 3rd in case he gets plucked before me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hammel

  229. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Got offered Smoak for Danny Salazar. Intrigued, but not sure I need. 16-team league, H2H with 7×6, adding OPS, Total Bases and K/9. I hate the extra cats. I hate all actual cats, too.

    I’d put Smoak at IF, where I have Corey Hart now. Then I’d have Hart, Asche and Avisail on the bench.

    Pitching I’d be left with:

    Felix Hernandez (keeper)
    Julio Teheran
    Francisco Liriano
    Rick Porcello
    Erasmo Ramirez
    Jenrry Mejia
    Iwakuma (DL)

    It’s not like Salazar is a big-time keep, but there’s not much on waivers in this league. And I figure there’s very little chance I’ll be able to trade Hart, so I’d be stuck because he’s too valuable to drop. Unsure what the maximum value play is here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Salazar

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. Same thought. Damn. I have trade blue balls now.

  230. Carlos says:
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    Have Tillman, Grey, Erasmo, and Cobb going today. All “mid-tier” starters that I’m excited about following all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        I should add that, plus Teheran, these guys are my aces.. so they’re only mid-tier to everyone else.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  231. Wholio says:
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    trade Braun for Pujols in a keeper league with TB/OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  232. J-FOH says:
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    Slam and Legs for Gardner and I’m rubbing EVOO all over the place

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  233. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Nolasco for Mejia, Odorizzi, Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  234. MikeZ says:
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    Need 2 of these four Martin Perez, Mejia, Nova or Sabathia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez and Nova

  235. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Anyone catching Sonny Gray’s velocity? If it’s around 90 again I’m selling as fast as I can.

  236. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now that darvish back (dammit i didn’t know it before now, missed his stats) in keep forever league which SP gets the axe to make room erlin or delgado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erlin

  237. MikeZ says:
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    In a 2 catcher league with no bench, do you prefer any of these guys to Jaso? Hanigan, Flowers, Suzuki. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  238. AnonymousGamblr says:
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    I’m currently starting Kyle Seager at 3B, but I can pick up McGehee or Todd Frazier. Thoughts? Thanks Grey, great site, it finally stopped my constant donations to fantasy ball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do you want to get rid of Seager?

    • Game of Throws says:
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      @AnonymousGamblr: Seager is off to a slow start… but he should be good for 20/10 and won’t kill you too bad in avg. Stay patient. It’s early.

  239. agarthered says:
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    Strop or Lindstrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

  240. Swfcdan says:
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    Veras you unholy piece of crap.

    Next guy in line for the Cubs closerpocalypse?

    • Game of Throws says:
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      @Swfcdan: Pedro Strop

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Game of Throws: Reckon Veras will be out Grey? Can’t find another cut so it would be Veras himself.

        • Game of Throws says:
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          @Swfcdan: Depends on the league.. depends on your other closers… but i might not cut him until a statement saying he’s out from the manager. I cut him for Eovaldi in a league where I have 3 other closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It wasn’t a save situation

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Kazaam!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: I would call it a Kazaam! if he didn’t look just as bad in his save opp and all spring.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully he gets over it

  241. Swfcdan says:
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    My H2H matchup comes down entirely to how much longer your son(ny) Gray lasts out there.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Actually more like whether he gets the win or not.

      #CmonM’s

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    Jim Johnson. Jesus.

    My pitchers don’t want me to win WHIP this week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: youse should be happy, he had his best inning of the year and got his 1st and 2nd K’s of the year too. I’m so happy i traded him a week ago

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: in the last week me and yours (re: Jim J.) cry to laugh ratio has likely been the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was humming along until Veras happened

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Can’t complain too much as I got 3 saves and 2 Holds today which put me into the lead after trailing the whole week.

        But it can’t be too often when 3 saves and 2 holds come with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.71..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, but better than a 18.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP… I have 1 save all week and 5 closers in RCL

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @SteveNZ: Wondered where ya were, Sunday night is Steve H2H time.

          My first week in a H2H pts league and im tied 264 each, another matchup is tied 315.5 each. Thats the definition of utter ridiculousness.

          If Kenley gets a save to win it for my oppo I might just cry. C’mon Giants get your shizz together.

  243. ThE sHiT says:
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    Lose Rollins for Solarte at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  244. Oppo Taco says:
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    trade brad miller for yadier? was offered molina in a 12 team keeper league. I have Segura at SS and Hill at 2B and no MI slot. While I know either or both can break Im starting pierzynski at my Catcher slot. Good move or hold? Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair for you

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Yadi looks very good.

  245. Nightpandas says:
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    Offered Sal Perez and a 2nd rounder (we keep 11) for Wacha. Currently have Grandal at C with Ramos on DL. My staff is Darvish/Shields/Wacha/Haren/Ventura/Erasmo/M. Perez (15 teams)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Wacha

  246. Chris says:
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    Good article Grey. Who should I go with Martin erez @bos against Dubront or Porcello against Cashner?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  247. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    with this lineup in H2H 12 teamer any of these get dropped for any open players tonight when i get 8 more adds for next week? 2 catcher league
    C lucroy/mesoraco (avila filling in)
    1 hosmer
    2 gyorko
    3 donaldson
    ss segura
    CI Rizzo
    MI miller
    OFcargo/rajai/venable/upton/cargo (start 4 daily)
    util Moss
    bench lind
    free agent options: revere/parra/avisail/smoak/lake/cain/asche/blackmon/joyce/s.smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak over Lind

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: keep lind if somebody beats me to Smoak (it seems odd he’s still there, but maybe most others are also maxed out their 8 adds); i’ve got 6 hours or around that till site counts for tomorrow (it’s usually 2 AM central time)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  248. KDH says:
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    Wow. Just got offered a doozy.
    They want me to trade them Trout Brad Miller and Jose Abreu for Kipnis Desmond and Hosmer. Do I pull the trigger?
    Do I try to upgrade the Hosmer to Wil Myers if I can?
    Thanks in advance Grey.

    • Big League Wood says:
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      @KDH@KDH:

      Mutumbo that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good

  249. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey- who do u like for holds + ks + potential closers mid season. Choose ur top 3 from this list.

    Cody allen
    Darren o’day
    Bastardo
    Doolittle
    Santiago casilla
    Strop
    Shawn kelley
    Nate jones (can grab and throw on dl)

    Or search for others on waiver?

    Thanks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Nyjacobs: strop and allen, but possibly bastardo, but in his case only for the possible saves job. his numbers won’t be as good as most of those others though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen, Bastardo, Strop

  250. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Good news, friends. Sonny Gray’s fastball velocity was around 92 today. The Mariners also started 8 left-handed bats today, and Cleveland also threw out a mostly left-handed lineup. Gray was passable last year versus lefties, but his walk rate was 10%. Against righties, he was elite. Near 30% K rate, 6.2 K/BB. He faces the Mariners again this coming week, so if he struggles, it’s a good buy low opportunity. As soon as he faces a righty lineup, the fun will begin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  251. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Matt Kemp.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: grey better have the flack jacket ready. only good news is none of us have Kemp (besides deep keeper leagues, maybe). Wonder if any of us were stupid enough to sell low on Cobb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Wow, Hanley throwing a late scare into the H2H camp there. Looks 7-5 to the good guys. 8-4 if Kenley blows up.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice, still got the win…

  252. MB says:
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    Just traded Braun for J Up in 5 keeper OPS + AVG league, do I need to go buy a pillow to cry in come September? (will i regret this?)

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @MB: neither side might end up liking that trade. but i would too with Braun’s thumb thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  253. Derrick says:
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    With Arenado on my bench, would you move him for Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  254. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Erasmo (vOAK, @MIA, vHOU, @NYY) or drop for:

    Porcello (@SD, vCLE, vCHW or vLAA, @MIN)
    Skaggs (vNYM, vOAK, @WAS, vCLE)
    Straily (@MIN, @LAA, vTEX, @HOU)
    Mejia (@ATL, @ARI, vATL, vMIA)

    100 total budget with $1 per move and $3 after August 15th. $96 remaining.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for answering so late!

  255. MB says:
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    You like Valverde or lindstrom mroe this year? dare I say valverde?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

  256. L-Boogie says:
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    What happened to Avisail today? I heard something about an injury but can’t find it anywhere but here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What injury?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it was mentioned like 5 times on Jack’s post, but he was in the game the whole time and there is simply no reported news about it.

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