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Okay, hooligans and hooligals!  I did my best to ward off Rudy from recommending the title, “I’m Keano For Severino.”  Or his 2nd recommended title, “Poop Breath < Severino.”  I think Rudy’s been drinking.  So, as they say when they remove tassels from cow udders in Tennessee, “Playtime’s over, let’s get down to business!”  Yesterday, Luis Severino threw 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks to lower his ERA to 4.50.  Maybe not so much better than poop breath?  I keed!  Much better.  Between the lines, where the game is played as I sound vaguely like George Will, Severino looks dominant.  Fastball: 97 MPH, ground balls around 45%, xFIP at 1.95.  Okay, I just put tassels on my udders, because those numbers are gorgeous.  There’s not much fun to be had in his division and park, but his stuff should play anywhere.  I’d absolutely look to add him in all leagues; he’s dramatically better than poop breath!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

James Kaprielian – Will undergo Tommy John surgery.  The former Bruin has had trouble staying healthy after being the Yankees’ first round selection two years ago.  Last time the Yankees trust scouting by Cam Neely.  *intern whispers in my ear*  You sure it’s not those Bruins?

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers as he fills in for a beat-up Gardner.  That sounds like an ICE situation in a sanctuary city.  Topical!

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.33.  You know the stories about how Yoan Moncada will eat anything?  Well, if you don’t, you need to use your Google or buy my IP history that AT&T is selling.  Yoan Moncada once ate 225 Twinkies in a week.  More, from news reports, “On the island in their kitchen sat cookies, candy, cakes, all sorts of sweets, and to keep ants away, they set bright-colored boric-acid traps.  Moncada thought it was liquid candy and tried to eat it before screams of “No!” caused him to drop it. This wasn’t the first time Moncada mistook a household item for food.  He once tried to ingest a berry-scented liquid air freshener, too.”  With that in mind, what does Yu Darvish eat?  I’m gonna say he eats Japanese game show hosts, opposing hitters and colored chalk, cause it looks like Easter marshmallows.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Uh-oh, someone’s trying to post-hype-sleeper-slump-superstar-garbage-vet-bounce back!  I.e., The Rising of the Zombino!

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .368.  Bless this door with the Mazuzah!

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .353.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  You can hardly wait!  No you!

Ricky Nolasco – 5 IP, 5 ER.  I call him Pineda OG.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, to tie Mike Trout.  Should be a tight race for team MVP.

Tyler Naquin – Sent to Triple-A.  Grab Bradley Zimmer!!! *a millisecond later*  Hmm, maybe it was too early to grab Zimmer and I shouldn’t have dropped Arenado.  I grabbed Zimmer in one mixed league, and looked for him in another mixed league, but he was gone already.  I don’t know if it’s time for Zimmermania, though it is Passover.

Josh Tomlin – 1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 18.47.  Keep that up and he could be closing for the Rangers!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer.  I get the sense Brantley is only batting third, because of some kind of loyalty rewards program.

Geovany Soto – Hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  Too bad, he was having a great year.  Um, week.  Okay, he had two good games.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  As Frazier sat out with the flu — That’s going around, huh?  I blame the flu shot. — Davidson filled in.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-6, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  He’s hitting .167 and Tomlin was throwing meatballs, and, hey, it was a good 1st inning.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .452.  Yes, you absolutely should pick him up, but let me try and pee on the electric blanket for a second.  If Avisail were hitting .450 for the week of August 3rd-10, you wouldn’t even notice.  Things are blown out of proportion right now.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam, and 3rd homer in three games.  OZUNA loves the sound of contact.  OZUNA favorite actress is Jodie Foster.  OZUNA let you guess his favorite movie.

Wei-Yin Chen – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.00.  Unfortch, I have him only in deep leagues where I can’t readily dump him, but I wouldn’t go down with him in mixed leagues, and would look elsewhere.  This Chen-ship is over.

Robert Gsellman – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  I’ve seen Mets pitchers with less tendons than you throw better games!   Meh, I’m not going to put lipstick on Puig, but I could see holding for his next start at home, then reevaluating.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 2nd homer as he batted cleanup.  He only batted cleanup because he started at 1st base and some old school managers like to bat their 1st baseman cleanup.  I think it’s a teamster contract thing.  Obviously it paid off yesterday, but that doesn’t make it right.  Don’t delude yourself.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-6 and his 5th and 6th homers.  Someone’s vying for Employee of the Month.  Damn it, that reminded me of Dane Cook.  I hate when that happens.  When did Dane Cook go from sold-out arenas to Joe Piscopo?  Did EotM do it?

Travis d’Arnaud – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .333.  All right, fam, you know he’s going to be in the Buy this afternoon.  You do you, I’ll do me, and we’ll wave at each other afterwards.

Jose Reyes – Benched due to early season struggles.  His fill-in T.J. Rivera has hit for high averages in the minors, but limited pop and speed.  Prolly nothing to see here outside of deep NL-Only leagues.  I’m going to be a cyclops with a monocle on the situation though.  You can relax.

Sonny Gray – Will throw three innings in a simulated game on Monday.  The simulated game will be made up mostly of Twitter eggs and autobots.

Jason Vargas – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.66 vs. Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  This matchup was billed as, “Ugh, I’m starting both in my AL-Only league and this is gonna hurt,” but turned into, “Wow, better than I expected.  I wonder if it’s weird I’m talking to myself.  I prolly shouldn’t analyze this for too long.”

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Don’t close the Buy Low window yet, I’m trying to get in there!

Byron Buxton – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .088.  Well, obviously it was his first steal.  You don’t get a ton of opportunities when you strike out at a 85% of the time.  His one hit, by the way, was a bunt single in an 11-run victory.  That’s like when you’re the last one picked for dodge ball and they let you wear a suit of armor so it doesn’t hurt too bad.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .258.  I’m not renaming my dog, Max Tedler, but it’s a start.

Miguel Sano – 1-f0r-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .310.  Sano?  More like Say-yes!  See what I did there?  *does refrained Tiger Woods fist pump*

J.D. Martinez – Nearing a rehab assignment.  If he can…just…get…Waze to work.  Dah, he passed the rehab assignment again, didn’t he?  Okay, he’s gonna hit a U-ey and near a rehab assignment again tomorrow.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Damn, now it might be too late to sell him for fifty cents on the dollar!

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  The Tigers’ general practitioner, Dr. Trawter, checks struggling vets’ vital signs.  “I don’t believe in just prescribing medicine, but here…,” as he writes a prescription to ‘get at-bats against Phil Hughes.’

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Where are those questions about his new approach?  The increased velocity?  What, too soon?

Eric Thames – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .360.  Looks like Thames was able to catch up to that major league fastball!  Oh, it was against Bronson Arroyo.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Will say it’s pretty remarkable how Braun keeps trucking along presumably without any ‘enhancements’ and while never being healthy.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Doesn’t he sound like he should be on a self-titled Disney show?  The Adventures of Jimmy Nelson?  No?  Meh, maybe it’s me.  Any hoo!  He does throw fast — 94 MPH fastball, gets a decent amount of ground balls, and, at one point, wasn’t just a ‘crappy Brewers pitcher,’ but a guy that could’ve had a bright future.  I’m not completely sold yet, but this would be his third full season, a time some pitchers break out.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .243.  HR to the Rizzo!

Addison Russell – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  You can put it on the booooooard–Wait, that’s the other annoying Chicago team.  Cubs fans went from long-suffering to insufferable in a blink of an eye, right?

Brett Anderson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.84.  He’s sitting on a 5.1 K/9.  Small sample yadda-cubed, but that’s about his career norm now, so I don’t think it’s the sample size talking as one might say about a naked ventriloquist.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.79.  That’s a Roshambo to the nethers, but he has a solid next matchup, a good home park and I’d hold.

Chad Kuhl – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (zero BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  This start came in Fenway and Stream-o-Nator said of it:  dumpster fire gif being violated by eggplant emojis.  But, apparently, even a blind squirrel can order nuts off GrubHub.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  There’s a small fog forming on the mirror under McCutchen’s nose.  Wait, it’s frosted glass.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks.  Real talk:  If Eduardo Rodriguez were on the Pirates, he’d be Chad Kuhl.  If Ed-Rod were that good, the Sawx would’ve traded him away already.

David Price – Two weeks from a rehab assignment.  Sounds like a day in the life of Gary Busey.

   
  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up, loved, loved, loved it!

    a. Ok, I’ll admit it! Tonight I hit refresh (F5) until the write-up went viral!!! I have an excuse, your Honor!

    b. We are flying today to Lisbon, leaving the house in 1h20 minutes that means my laptop officially had to be packed 20 minutes ago!!! Gaaa! Emancipated, strong-armed, European women. She already sworn at me twice asking me what I’m doing on the ‘puter! Add to that, her mother is here (viva la suegra) who is 65 but is healthy as a horse and will outlive all of us!!!

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 14-16

    Sheriff: ‘First of all, you don’t ask the questions around here, I do. Understand? Secondly…we don’t want guys like you in this town. Drifters. First thing you know we got a whole bunch of guys like you in this town. That’s why! Besides, you wouldn’t like it here…It’s a quiet little town. In fact, you might say it’s boring! But that’s the way we like it. And I get paid to keep it that way. Boring… Portland, straight ahead! If you want some friendly advice… Get your hair cut and take a bath. You wouldn’t get hassled so much! Hope this ride helped you out! Have a nice day, huh!
    [Rambo heads in the opposite direction, back into town]
    Sheriff: ‘Where the hell do you think you’re going? Hey, I’m talkin’ to you, goddammit! Let’s see some I.D.! All right, you’re under arrest! You hear me? You put your hands on the car. Now you put your hands on the car, and you spread’em. Are you gonna put your hands on that car? How you do it, you decide, right now! Put your legs back. Back! You try to be nice to some people!’

    d. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!!!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Shitwolf says:
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      @Ante Galic:

      A) You don’t have to be first to post every time Ante!
      B) haha good job fighting for your right to computer… have a safe flight and try not to get dragged off! Good luck with the monster in law I mean mother in law!
      C) which Rambo is the best Rambo?… also the 2nd best thing about the write ups for me now is the Rambo quotes!
      D) I agree have a nice weekend and

      E) thanks mr Grey for all you do! Fantasy sports is the only religion I believe in so I decided to make a religion around you.. in that religion Grey died for our fantasy sins… all those bad drops, bad trades and poor starts washed away!

      I shall call you Greysus Christ and this is your Temple of Razz!

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Shitwolf: I want to watch Rambo now.

        The Big Lebowski for next season please?

        • Los Putos says:
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          @Los Putos: oops, fwd request to ante galic please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: B. 65 hasn’t been old since 1930, you have years to go with her C. Nice! D. You too!

  2. DG says:
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    I guess Nell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DG: Huh?

      • DG says:
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        @Grey: Favorite movie. This comment is late tho, so only me/you/OZUNA will ever know.

  3. JakeTPE says:
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    Greetings FML Grey,

    Great recap! Schoop HR yesterday and Story today. Things are looking up!

    Joe “Where Are You Now?” Ross finally to start Sunday. I’ve got him rostered. Also have Blake Snell on my team.

    Drop either guy for Chad Kuhl who’s looked alright? Thanks!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JakeTPE: Sorry one more. When OZUNA quotes his favorite movie does he say: I okay to go! I okay to go! Or is it: I OK GO! I OK GO!…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’d hold on Kuhl for now

  4. Matt says:
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    10 Team x ESPN Roto x Standard Scoring
    Before every game Alexi Ramirez would eat 2 Krispy Kreme donuts..with extra Mayo in between. Mmmm….

    Kepler is looking good! Just missed 2 HRs. I watched the game to send Buxton positive vibes. He looked okay. That speed.

    1)When you talk about a 97 mph fastball my interest is peaked. Would you add Severino for any of the following guys: Velasquez, Bundy, Walker, Ray, Taillon, Nola, Shomeaker (Sorry that’s kind of a lot). Only owed in 14% of leagues currently but don’t want to get beat.

    2) I know there is no ideal SP:Closer ratio but on some of my teams I have 4 closers instead of 3 that include both Miller/Betances. Would it be better to drop a closer like Treinen and add another SP so I can have the ideal 6:3 ratio? Most of the ESPN leagues are closer happy and have have 5+ so I didn’t want to finish dead last in saves but I didn’t sacrifice bats and didn’t reach drafting them. They just kind of fell in my lap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: 1. Over Shoemaker 2. Don’t drop closer

  5. Filkarri says:
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    Drop Wacha or Shoemaker for Severino?

    • @Filkarri: Grey: my version of this question: would you drop Shoemaker or Brandon McCarthy for Severino?

  6. Nick says:
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    Still pending trade request :

    i get DeGrom/ Wainwright for my Bundy/Paxton

    Wain is not really interesting,
    i tried to get a combo DG+Of but no answer,

    what if i accept DG/W , drop Wain and pick Avisail on FA?

    Nick

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Nick: I’d do it. Sure Bundy/Paxton have possibilities, but they haven’t proved anything. You know what you’re getting in DeGrom. Heck even Wainwright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Agree with Sally

  7. Bosox says:
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    Drop McCann for d’Arnaud? Also what do you think of streaming Pineda against St. Louis or gio against the phillies? Head to head points

    • Bosox says:
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      @Bosox: you like severino or Joe Ross better than nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosox: I did…. Pineda yes, Gio yes

  8. Curt says:
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    Pick up McCarthy or Kuhl for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt: McCarthy

  9. Jensen says:
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    What did SON think about Tomlin last night??

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Jensen: i think a mid $5. so yeah, not great that his next up is worse. it also liked his game 1 if i remember right.

  10. eric says:
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    Rank order ROS:
    D’Arnaud, J McCann, Castro
    Avasail, C Owings, Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Looks fine

  11. Glenn Halpern says:
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    Hey Grey, should i drop joe ross for severino? hasn’t even had a chance to pitch yet!

  12. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    F you yahoo, blach STILL not in system. now with 4 appearances, not in yahoo at all. also thames should now have 1B by their own rules. last year they waited an extra 5 games to give swihart OF past their own eligibility limits. there’s just no way whoever is paid to do this doesn’t make more to do it than i would and i’d actually do it.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Blach the Giants’ pitcher? he’s in the Yahoo system.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Grey: @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Because I was, well, curious, about Thames I tweeted at Yahoo Fantasy Sports to inquire and they tell me that they’re looking into it. You can thank me tomorrow when they fix it!

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Curious George Springer: i will if that works, and thanks for the effort anyway. i stopped attempting to contact them about anything. they’ve never once gotten back to me nor do they even have a customer service department. this ain’t fantrax here dorthy.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and blach isn’t in yahoo leagues where they have ONLY SP or RP, NOT P. that part i can understand (maybe), but i should be able in those very leagues to look him up to see how many games left he has to get SP or RP of course, and can’t.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: checked in another league that has P slots and yeah he needs at least one more RP to show up in SP or RP only leagues.

  13. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Would you drop Weiters for d-Arnaud?

    • thatguy says:
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      @pondfrogsplash: No, Wieters has outproduced d’Arnaud and is getting more playing time at present. d’Arnaud still sits for Rene Rivera at least once every time through the rotation.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @thatguy: Mp@pondfrogsplash: Not to mention that Wieters is hitting .370 with an HR, so he has not exactly been unproductive. I would rank them both in the 9th to 12th range for catchers at this point — importantly, ahead of the line where the expected catcher production falls off into oblivion — with Wieters ahead of d’Arnaud because of proven track record.

      If you got both these guys in a 2 catcher league, you are probably pretty happy right now (points and shakes both thumbs at self with a huge grin on face).

  14. CoachGonzo says:
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    Hey Razzballers, roto trade question. …my betts for Springer and darvish…thoughts? Please and thx

    • @CoachGonzo: I’d take Springer and Darvish (as long as you don’t have to drop anyone good for the extra roster spot). Curious to see what Grey will say.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @CoachGonzo: Take it and run!!!

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        @ThE sHiT:
        Run to where?

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @ThE sHiT:

        hey man nice to see another shit here

    • SallyCips says:
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      @CoachGonzo: In a heartbeat.

  15. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    in 20 team dynasty with QS and max 6 SP owned, hold gsellman or grab senzatela or stream this spot. due to the max 6 i was able to nab nelson and am holding.

  16. ziggaman730 says:
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    Hey so remember yesterday you told me to decline this guys trade offer of Belt and Rendon for my Boegarts? Well I countered just for fun and asked for Miguel Cabrera for Xander and I threw in Jay Hey and he accepted it! its a 20 team league and I’m thinking I fleeced this guy so bad that maybe I’m the one who made the bad trade. SO who won the trade?? Keep in mind I have Addison Russel I can plug at short and my 1b is Ryan Zimmerman right now lol.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @ziggaman730: Your instincts are not wrong – you are the winner in that trade, and it is not a close call.

  17. Hello Grey, Razzballers.

    I just traded Brad Miller for JD Martinez and a swap of draft picks that favored me slightly. It’s in a 15-team redraft roto league with 1 DL slot, 1 NA slot, and only 4 bench spots. The other manager had so many injured players he couldn’t even field a full team.

    Now, my hitters are:
    C Perez
    1B Goldschmidt, Moreland
    2B Devon Travis
    3B Healy
    SS/OF Owings
    2B/3B/SS Villar
    OF Marte, Springer, Duvall, Broxton, Kepler, Soler (injured)
    DL JD Martinez
    NA Spangenberg

    I have two questions: (1) With a thin bench and so many OF, is it worth holding onto Soler even though I can no longer DL him? If I do hold onto him, is there another OF you see as a drop or maybe something close to a sell-high candidate I could try to trade away for a useful piece? And (2) Is Spangenberg the best NA stash with Tyler Naquin, Franklin Barreto, Joe Jimenez, and Jose De Leon available? It’s a redraft league, so it’s about who’ll be helpful this season.

    Thanks everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: 1. No 2. JImenez is in majors, if can NA him, go for it

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: Jimenez was optioned back to AAA yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, bummer… WATCH OUT FOR THE TRAFFIC!

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Grey: My friend and I were actually at the hospital visiting a friend when I saw that someone had left on a sort of strange television set with nobody watching it. I know it’s important to turn off the TV, so I went and turned it off. A few minutes later the patient in the bed next to our friend started getting red in the face! I ran into the hallway and started jumping up and down.

            It turned out someone had turned off the EKG monitor. If I hadn’t gotten help, she would have died! Curious George Springer saves the day again!

  18. Goldie Showers says:
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    k/9, Ks, era, whip, w… would you drop leake, snell or manaea for severino?

  19. Tigres says:
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    Good morning Grey and RB nation. Start Nola @ WAS (Strasburg)?

  20. The Flayed Man says:
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    Excellent article. Goes great with my morning coffee.

    10 Team yahoo roto keep nine

    Have a waiver bid in for Margot dropping T. Walker($6)

    Someone put Renfroe on block asking for SP. He is very interested in Carlos Santana/Kenta Maeda. He is also interested in Judge and Severino.

    Would his Myers/Renfroe for Santana/Maeda be a good move?

    Thank you.

    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS
    K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV+H

    C. Cameron Rupp
    1B. Anthony Rizzo
    2B. Rougned Odor
    3B. Jake Lamb
    SS. Trevor Story
    CI. José Abreu
    MI. Addison Russell
    OF. George Springer
    OF. Yoenis Céspedes
    OF. Gregory Polanco
    OF. Aaron Judge
    Util. Carlos Santana
    Util. Anthony Rendon
    BN. Tim Anderson
    BN. Greg Bird

    DL. Jackie Bradley Jr.

    N/A. Clint Frazier
    N/A. Brendan Rodgers
    N/A.Gleyber Torres

    Carlos Carrasco
    Kenta Maeda
    Gerrit Cole
    Danny Salazar
    Brandon Finnegan
    Luis Severino
    Taijuan Walker
    Julio Urías
    DL. Carlos Rodón

    Kenley Jansen
    Andrew Miller
    Corey Knebel
    Dellin Betances
    Will Harris
    Raisel Iglesias
    Sean Doolittle

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        @Grey: 3

        Thank you compadre. Have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  21. Just Busted says:
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    Glasnow or Severino ROS? Thanks!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Just Busted: I have Glasnow, but he has a short leash.

  22. Just Busted says:
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    T. Walker or Severino ROS? Thanks (second team haha)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Just Busted: Walker, but closer than two weeks ago

  23. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Would you drop Iwakuma (slurp slurp) or JA Happ for Severino?

  24. Jim says:
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    Good morning, thanks for the great write up.
    Of course since you talked up Travis, I have to jump on the catcher question bandwagon. Pick up d’arnaud & drop Russell Martin?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Jim: RussMart is 34 and has hit more than .240 only once in past 6 seasons, but has been a consistent source of 15-23 HRs. d’Arnaud is 28 and has hit more than .240 each of the past 3 seasons (even last year’s injury-riddled debacle), and has the potential to be a 15-23 HR hitter, but no proven track record.

      d’Arnaud’s issue has always been staying healthy, but he is healthy so far this year (fingers crossed so as not to jinx) – I prefer his potential over RussMart’s track record.

    • Grey

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      @Jim: Agree with Len

    • @Jim: I did this very thing today. Martin has done nothing to date.

  25. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    14-team league with wins. Hammel or Nelson ROS?

    Thanks as always.

  26. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Did you see him hosting SNL last week? Fun fact, his last name is actually pronounced “CK” phonetically but spelled Szekely. Oh yeah, and Kenny G is really Kenny Gorelack! Hard to get cougars in the mood to some sweet Gorelack.

  27. Keith H says:
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    Trade offered in a H2H Categories league – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OP

    I get – Ozuna
    Give up – Renfroe

    Am I missing something? I think he wants Renfroe just because he looks like him.

  28. Chucky says:
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    Jason Vargas with 2 nice starts. Coming off TJS, 33 years old and a LHP. Why is it LHP take longer to develop? Worth a flier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: In some leagues, sure

  29. PED Inc says:
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    Moncada just got dropped in my 10 team 5×5 league, I already have a solid infield but I could use him for trade bait down the road. Is he worth owning in a 10 team league right now? He would be taking one of my two streaming SP spots? Thanks buddy

    • SallyCips says:
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      @PED Inc: If it doesn’t hurt you, I’d grab him ASAP.

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

    King Kendrick has blessed us with another one today!! Pleasantly surprised how much I liked the track with U2. Lot of rumors circulating that it’s a double album and the 2nd half is rising on Sunday! Exciting times

    Bench bat OF going forward: Tomas or Haniger? (12 team w/ AVG + OBP)

  31. Andrew P Connolly says:
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    No Zimmer watch yet.

    Naquin was only sent down because he had options and Lonnie Chisenhall came off of the DL.

    Also he was not good.

    Anyway I don’t think you should rush for zimm just yet, he still has a few weeks and another players demotion to go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew P Connolly: Yeah, likely, but I dropped a nobody for him, and will drop him today before games if he doesn’t make a surprise visit

  32. GFY250 says:
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    You didn’t mention you’re cousin Jon’s toe injury. Also, what’s the deal with his lack of Ks the last 2 starts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @GFY250: It’s early for pitchers too.

    • Cram It says:
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      @GFY250: Or it’s due to the very toe you’re talking about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GFY250: Agree with Cram

  33. eric says:
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    Graveman, Manaea, Severino. Drop one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Coin flip on matchups, Severino

  34. ryan says:
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    Grey or anyone else,

    He gets: Trumbo, Kevin Herrera, Eickhoff
    I get: Nelson Cruz, John Lackey

    I had a closer to spare.

    Verdict?

    • ryan says:
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      10 team 5×5 redraft

  35. jensen says:
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    Grey, what order would you add these pitchers: Khul, Vargus, Anderson. Volquez?

  36. Jangles says:
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    Good morning ! Max Kepler is on waivers, would you drop Schimpf or Parra for him? Gyro & Schimpf are my current options at third while Beltre heals. Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Jangles says:
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      @Jangles: Gyorko not Gyro, autocorrect. Damn now I’m hungry

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
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        @Jangles: Mmm, shrimp gyro

      • Jangles says:
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        @Jangles: Just saw that Gallo is on waivers as well, to further complicate matters. Drop Schimpf for Gallo, Parra for Kepler? I just thunk that between Dahl and Desmond both being banged up Parra might have a lot of playing time for a few months…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jangles: Parra is 3B eligible? I’d drop either one, but Schimpf first.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Cram It: mmmm shrimp gyro….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jangles: Parra in away games

  37. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    I’m looking to add Severino. Would you drop Roark for him or was his start last night a fluke? Thanks for your help, as always.

    • Kas says:
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      @Kas: I almost forgot! Dickerson or A. Garcia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Was whose last night start a fluke? Dickerson

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: SEVERINO!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YEAH

  38. MarvPesos

    josh says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12 of 24) 7×7 cat
    My low end bench guys are:
    Tommy Joseph, Jonathon Schoop, Robert Gsellman

    Waiver:
    M. Moreland, H. Kendrick, S. Souza Jr., E. Thames, J. Panik, H. Pence, R. Schimph, M. Moustakas,
    B. McCarthy, M. Leake, D. Holland, J. Nelson, Tony Watson, R. Iglesias

    I was thinking of dropping Gsellman and possibly one of To-Jo or Schoop for perhaps McCarthy and Watson. My hitters are currently stacked and these would be bench guys anyways. I’ve got a limit of 35 moves per year so no streaming.

    • MarvPesos

      josh says:
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      @josh: B. Finnegan also just got dropped (to waivers) but I think still McCarthy has the edge ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @josh: Don’t waste your moves on this

  39. Joe Quadres says:
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    Starting Van Man at CLE in an RCL?

  40. Synyster says:
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    Do you think grays injury is serious and will land him on the shelf? How do you feel about Cole vs ChC today? Safe to roll him out?

    • Cram It says:
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      Let me try to ask everyone’s quest @Synyster: I’m not a doctor, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Since it’s a re-aggravation, I would say he hits the DL, but maybe for only 1 start.

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        You starting him, or no?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Synyster:

      Given his recent history you have to consider any negative injury news about Gray as serious

  41. Ocho says:
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    Kepler,grichuk,moreland, judge pick two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ocho: moreland, judge

  42. ty says:
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    Morning Greystoke, 12 team 5×5 points.
    Someone just dropped Dahl in my league. Would you drop K Brox for him?

    • ty says:
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      @ty: Brox is just a bench player…..I have Trout Trumbo Peraza starting and owings on my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Sure

  43. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Yesterday you said you’d cut Jason Hammel. Would that apply to 16-teamers too?

  44. Robert says:
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    Severino or Happ?

    • Robert says:
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      @Robert: J Happ or Severino?

  45. Tweak says:
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    Happy to see Kepler put bat to ball, but not so much the day after I dropped him in a standard redraft. I picked up Judge and the league’s not that active, so when Judge slumps, I should be able to get Kepler back no problem.

    Separately, folks are on here asking about deals they’ve been offered or made, so I figured I might as well join in: In a 10 team, 50 players per team dynasty, I just moved Ian Happ straight up for J Dongs. Huzzah. OF is now K Davis, Eaton, Stanton, Joc, Mazara, Kepler and JD Martinez. Meadows, Brinson, O’Neill, Bader and Verdugo coming soon.

  46. Curtis Strange says:
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    Drop W. Castillo for d’Arnaud? TdA showing some pop in the early going…
    5×5, OPS league

  47. jeffrey wright says:
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    H2H points league
    would you trade Pineda for RHill

  48. TheBlackBarnacle says:
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    Would you trade Mazara for Peraza in a 10 team 5×5 keeper roto league? Similar rounds taken ~12th. My other three keepers were Bryant, Miggy and Polanco but I’m struggling to find steals. I know its early and SAGNOF yadda yadda but I’m languishing over here!

    • Cram It says:
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      @TheBlackBarnacle: Nope. 10 teamer…there’s no Jankowski or Mondesi or Gardner or Mallex or Kiermaier available?

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Cram It: Heck there may be even better in a 10-teamer.

      • TheBlackBarnacle says:
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        @Cram It: It would just be really nice to slot JP into my 2b/ss. Jankowski and Mallex are there but my OF is really crowded right now. Do we really like Mondesi this year enough for him to be my primary MI? I’d be dropping Hernan Perez for him. No huge loss, but I liked him going into this year.

        • TheBlackBarnacle says:
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          Maybe I could go Saladino and dump Perez?

        • Cram It says:
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          @TheBlackBarnacle: Idk what your team looks like but you must have like zero speed if you’re considering this. You have Grey’s blessing.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: In a keeper? You’re nutty. Unless you think Peraza is the next Dee Gordon…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, in a 10 team league, there’s no point in playing for anything but this year

  49. peacecoast says:
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    Speaking of LCK, you see his latest netflix special? Also of course Dave Chapelle’s is out recently. Which did you like better? I am torn I LOVE LCK but I didn’t laugh as much as I used to. DC was good too, he is huge now wtf I guess he was working out in Africa.

    Also please watch the Trevor Noah stand up special, it is good. Started off like wow this is gonna blow. But ended up laughing more than both DC and LCK’s shows.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @peacecoast: The Louie standup was fantastic, he’s been my favorite for a long while. I saw this material live last year and when I watched it on Netflix last week I howled like it was the first time. There isn’t a dick’s chance in my ass that Trevor Noah said anything better. Don’t try to convince me to watch Noah, I won’t.

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @nick the dick: Never watched Noah, so no comment there. I was a bit let down by the LCK special, Dave’s two were great. I do wonder if I subconsciously laugh a little harder at Dave than I should, due to wearing rose colored glasses/nostalgia

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Old School Brother: I’ll give you it wasn’t Louies best standup by any means, but I sure laughed my ass off. Nobody is Louie, to me…maybe same rose colored glasses in that I saw it live and have been waiting for it to come out? Haven’t gotten to the Chappelles yet.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @nick the dick: I kind of felt the same way about Louie’s and Chappelle’s. Neither was their best work, but I still laughed at both.

            Louie’s dick talk is always hilarious.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @nick the dick: Noah’s stuff is more international and topical than LCK’s more brutally honest personal life stuff. As a first generation Canadian living in the US it was awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: I thought CK was much better than DC, was disappointed by DC… I shut off DC in middle and went back later I was so bored

  50. Old School Brother says:
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    Funny Yu Darvish eating story;

    His first year with the Rangers out in Surprise Arizona my buddy and I were having post game beers at Chili’s and splitting an awesome blossum. Out of the corner of my eye I see this gigantic Japanese dude walk in, followed by a tiny Japanese guy (the height they normally are). It’s Yu!! Swoon!! He sits down at a booth with his translator, and he’s going through the menu asking the translator questions about the offerings. After he realizes everything offered at Chili’s is greasy American boo boo he gets up and walks out. I got up from the bar and ran up to him as he was getting in his baller escalade. Got him to sign a ball, spoke a little broken Japanese I learned in high school, he giggled like a school girl. Long story. short…. still not sure what the man eats. Maybe those delicious grasshoppers they have at Safeco?

  51. John says:
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    Pujols and Melky for Carp and Fowler. Close to fair?

  52. macio says:
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    Grey, as one of the derelicts who overpaid for Buxton as my 3rd OF, I’m of course benching him while he finds his inner peace through hot yoga, locates the golden ticket, and casts his golden sombreros into the fiery chasm from whence they came. In the meantime, please rank the following as a substitute moving forward:

    Domingo Santana, Kepler, Peralta

    Thanks, and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @macio: Haha… Kepler

  53. PHIL says:
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    pick up for my minor league player Jake Bauers or Bradley Zimmer ?

  54. Derrick says:
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    Trumbo for J. Lackey…which side?

  55. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    OZUNA favorite movie Blazing Saddles. OZUNA relate to MONGO. OZUNA only evil pawn in game of baseball.

  56. malamoney says:
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    Stellar title! I sat front row at the Comedy Cellar, which is tiny to begin with, and Louis CK did a surprise set. He was working on new material and at the end he told the audience to ask anything and he’d answer it. He was wearing a blue tee shirt with a considerable grease stain on the front. I asked him if the shirt had that stain on it before he put it on. He proceeded to point out that I was drinking sangria. Was a nice exchange. I love him.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @malamoney: Ha! I had the same thing happen with Chapelle back in 2008.

      • malamoney says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: At the Comedy Cellar? This night was like the first night he was playing around with new material. He told us it was likely going to suck. Some of it did, but in general he’s such a funny dude that he can make it work.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @malamoney: Yup, ny friends and I used to go see comedy shows in NY at the Cellar once a month. Life was good before kids.

          The time we saw Chappelle was actually a Jim Norton show. When we got out of the cab, Robin Williams and Dave Attell were smoking a cigarette together.

  57. PHIL says:
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    Pick up Jimmy Nelson or Jason Vargas ?

  58. Jimbo says:
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    Grey!

    Drop Pomeranz for severino

    Semen or andrus. Ros

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbo: Sure…Semien

  59. seph meier says:
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    Avisail or Souza ros?

  60. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey! Seeing Story, Schoop, and D’Arnaud come alive a bit helped lessen that Gsellman 8-spot! Looking to see any room for improvements on my 12 team roto roster keeper. What do you think about the below?

    1. I had the genius idea of grabbing Bartolo for the two starts this week. Also on my staff is Gsellman (who I still like) and Alex Wood (sounds like Hill is back soon). Would you drop any of those guys for the below? Would love to hear your top 2-3 from this list.
    – Leake (2 starts PIT and MIL)
    – Triggs (2 starts TEX and SEA)
    – Montgomery (2 starts CHI SOX and PIT)
    – Nelson or Chase Anderson (tough 2 starts, CHI and STL)
    – Brett Anderson
    – Vargas
    – Conley
    – Peralta

    2. Dahl and JD are on my DL, and my current OF4, OF5, and bench bats are Souza, Rajai, Jankowski (Keon is my OF3 but I still love him). Drop any of those guys for Domingo Santana?

    3. Hedges is my C2. Would you trade him for Tom Murphy if you could?

    4. Current MI is Brad Miller (2B/SSs are Schoop and Story, so hanging in there). Hold Miller over Cosart, Simmons, Kendrick I assume?

    Thanks!

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Anyone know if Joe Ross *cue music!* is actually pitching this coming week? Saw something last week about 4/22…

  62. peacecoast says:
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    Site Cole versus BOS today? Hate sitting my ‘aces’.

  63. G says:
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    I’ve never had a worse start to my keeper league year with such a great team highlighted by Correa, Machado, Arenado, Turner, Encarnacion, Benitendi, Polanco, Kluber, McCullers, K. Hendrick…don’t know if there’s a question in there but very frustrating and needed to vent.

    But one question I have for my other league is if you had to sit one of Graveman (vs. LAA) or Perez (vs. Seattle) who would it be? This league has K/9 as a category rather than Ks.

    Thanks and have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Perez

  64. The Guillentine says:
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    After you said there is no crying in fantasy baseball. But with the slow start Betts, Rizzo, McCutch and Polanco, i needed to cry

    But yesterday, there were tears of joy were streaming down my face!

    I know its early but when you have these guys plus harper and odor , i expect to be at the top in the hitting categories, and it just wasn’t happening.

  65. Dawg says:
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    Lord Grey,

    I got offered Story and Miggy for Machado. What would you do? I’d be trading for my first rounder, but Story and Cabrera could be greater as a sum than Manny alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dawg: Take it

  66. WhiskeyTea says:
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    In a points league in need of pitching. Would you trade away Trea Turner and Lindor for Jon Lester and DJ LeMahieu? Or do you like Strasburg and DJ better? Thanks, always appreciate the advice!

  67. Fish says:
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    Drop Buxton for Avisail in a redraft?

  68. GrandOlePal says:
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    I give: Edwin Encarnacion, Nomar Mazara and Michael Pineda

    I get: Paul Goldschmidt

    Am I crazy? Overreacting to my .150 avg on year?

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

    Also, 250 FAAB, how much to bid on Luis CK?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: d’Arnaud… $50 if it’s a 15 team AL-Only league

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: haha…my bad, yo. 12 team, mixed weekly roto…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $3

  70. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trienen for Cobb? my RPs are Kenley and Bedrosian. Only have 2 RP slots. thanks!

  71. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Dropping any of Cotton, Gsellman, or

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Sorry, using my phone and have fat fingers…Cotton, Gsellman, or Finnegan for Severino?

      Thanks, Homie!

  72. hotmilk8 says:
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    GM Grey, Longtime reader and subscriber, In your opinion who would you rather own in a 10 team points mixed league? Thanks
    J.Ross/B.McCarthy/J.Nelson/E.Santana/A.Garrett……Choose one please.

  73. John O'Brien says:
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    Good stuff Cousin Schwetty P!

    Question for 11-team Roto, 6×6 (QS added):

    Would you start either of these two today?

    Duffy vs LAA (doesn’t come up due to glitch in SON, but IIRC, SON was indifferent)
    Tyler Anderson @ SF (-5.1, but 3.70 projected era and 1.32 projected whip)

    Thanks (Rock of) Grey-bralter!

  74. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    I’m going to the Cubs game this afternoon– first time at Wrigley. It was a last minute decision and now I’m kicking myself for not packing my SAGNOF shirt! Have a good weekend.

  75. Principal Blackman says:
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    Grey, should I drop Estrada for Severino in my roto league that counts QS and K9 in addition to K, ERA, & WHIP? My other starters are Verlander, Cueto, Duffy, Gausman, & Manaea.

  76. Mello Yello says:
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    Well…you can’t beat that post title…I mean I’m not getting Serevino…but great title Grey!

    I bought in on Jimmy Nelson…I do every year…bc this time, things will be different…you just gotta keep telling yourself that…we gotta do it for the kids!

  77. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Sit or start Norris against Cleveland today?

    or

    Drop Norris for either Severino or McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Sit…Severino

  78. Brett says:
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    Give- Nola & Jankowski

    Get- Haniger & Odorizzi

    Which side wins?

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: t’was rejected. If I switch Jankowski with Thames, does Haniger side still win?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • steve says:
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            @Grey: Last one-

            Give Cotton get Haniger & Odorizzi (dropping Jankowski)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  79. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Would you drop Morton, Finnegan, or Matt Bush ASAP in order to add Severino or Nelson?

    My staff is: Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Finnegan, Morton plus Holland, K-Rod, Treinen, Barnette, and Bush. (5×5 h2h 12-team redraft)

  80. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Finnegan, Pomeranz, Nova, Manaea, Gio – in a H2H Points league who are your top 3?

  81. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    What percentage of games do you see Thames playing going forward? I like what I see but I can’t keep him rostered in a weekly league if he’s only playing 4 out of every 6 games. Jesus is ruining it!

    Thanks.

  82. Matt says:
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    Happy Friday!
    1. Pick 1 – Devon Travis, Brad Miller, Asdrubel, Semien, Swanson
    2. Pick 1 – Melky, Suarez, Moreland, Grichuk, Kiermaier, Heyward, Kepler
    3. Looking cash in on Britton. Any hitter targets immediately come to mind as a fair value? Kinsler, Abreu, AJones, others?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: 1. Semien 2. Moreland 3. Abreu

  83. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Severino’s strike zone last night was Grand Canyon large. He was getting called strikes a foot of the plate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was wondering why I saw Alice riding a mule through one of the highlights

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I’m a Tampa Rays fan for the next 7 days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why, friend?

  84. Scott says:
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    Are you srarting aaron sanchez vs balt today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Fish says:
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    Ten team partial keeper with 8 hitting and only 6 pitching categories. I just got offered this trade:

    Give Syndergaard (no keeper eligibility)

    Get Trea Turner (can be kept next year for 10th round and year after for 8th round)

    that’s a definite yes, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  86. Steve says:
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    1. Trying to pry away Moncada from an owner in 13 team keeper, Pollock (7th round keeper next season) too steep? Have Keon, Margot as replacement CF.

    2. Best two out of: Shoemaker, Corbin, Nelson, S. MIller

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Corbin, Nelson

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

    Pineda
    Gausman
    Bundy
    Nova
    Cotton

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  88. Bryan Cohen says:
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    Souza or Grichuk ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  89. Eng says:
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    G’morning, Grey, and thanks for another wonderful daily! Severino or Brandon McCarthy? Now there’s a million cent question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Severino

  90. hothot says:
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    More 2017 total strikeouts: Jimmy Nelson or Byron Buxton?

    If Buxton averaged 0.00 SOs from here until the end of the season, he would match All-Star Tony Gwynn’s SO totals in 91, 93 and 94. Everyone’s laughing now, but you won’t be laughing if he averages 0.00 SOs the next 6 months, will you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  91. Matt says:
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    Would you drop Gsellman for Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  92. Derrick says:
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    So my Trumbo for Lackey trade got nixed and was countered with Darvish for Trumbo. This is what my team looks like:
    C – Weiters
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    SS – Correa
    3B – Turner
    OF – Kepler, Marte, Pollack
    Util – Abreu
    Bench – Rendon
    SP’s – R. Hill, Darvish, T. Walker, J. Lackey, A. Nola, K. Maeda, J. Ross
    RP’s – Betances, Benoit, Rodney, Ramos

    Losing Darvish would hurt pitching, but I am lacking some power and Im a bit worried about Kepler. Pull the trigger here?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Derrick: Looks like a shallow league. There’s not power on the wire?

      • Derrick says:
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        @Cram It:

        Its a 12 team league and no, not really. Chris Carter, G. Bird and Victor Martinez are all thats out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        After I rejected that he just countered with Lackey and Ramos for Trumbo. Do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo side

  93. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey: are we still high on Vince Velasquez? Just fell to waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, why not?

  94. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose Russ Martin for D’arnaud? or wait

  95. MR. SWEAT NECKLACE says:
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    Would people rather have Margot or Moncada as a bench bat in a 10 teamer h2h? It looks like May 15 will be Moncada day thanks to his hot start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  96. Andre says:
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    Liriano, Snell, Cobb are all on the wire. Drop Devenski for one of them? If so, which one? In leaning Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  97. My Wife Turned Down the Volume on your Podcast says:
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    I’m in an 7×7 OBP, slugging league / holds / quality starts

    Would you make any swaps ? Dahl, Joe Ross, and cotton were all just dropped

    C Castillo
    1b Rizzo
    2b drury
    3b turner
    Ss correa
    Of polanco, Stanton, springer
    Util – Puig, ozuna
    Dl belre
    Bench – Baez
    Sp – strausburg. Hamlels, stroman, wacha, graveman, gray, taillon
    Rp Watson, bedrosian, Andrew Miller, Giles

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl over Gray, Cotton over Wacha

  98. Brett says:
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    This one is a doozy-

    Give Jankowski, Paxton, Nola, Cotton

    Get Haniger, McCullers Odorizzi

    My Pitchers: Syndergaard, Stroman, Maeda, Bundy, Shields, Sabathia, Urias, Price, DeSclafani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  99. GonzoChicago says:
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    Manaea, Finnegan, Severino, Cotton

    Please rank for a QS & IP/start 6×6.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, Manaea

      • GonzoChicago says:
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        @Grey:
        Someone just dropped Gio Gonzalez- would he rank ahead of the other 2 for you?

        Thanks again and have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on matchups

  100. G says:
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    Meant to ask this earlier. Have to pick two to start today and having a hard time: Kepler, Judge, Carlos Santana. Judge has been on fire but facing Wacha who is a righty. Santana has been so so but facing a lefty, and Kepler had a nice day yesterday and is facing a rookie righty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, Carlos Santana

  101. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Drop Folty or E-Rod to pick up Nelson or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  102. crock says:
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    Floated a trade offer yesterday morning that got accepted before the games started last night. I sent Cespedes and Greg Holland for Correa and Carlos Gomez. With Cespedes being hotter than a whore house on dollar day I’m having some regrets. Did I make a mistake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  103. The Boy says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Russ Martin has been bad and D’Arnaud is available… Would you drop Russ for Travy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. Jason says:
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    E. Suarez or R. Zimmerman at corner infield? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  105. John Lott says:
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    Pick 2, ROS:

    Avasail, Margot, Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avasail, Margot

  106. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points league

    Max 6 SP: Darvish, Duffy, Hamels, Keuchel, Nova, Manaea, (Price – DL spot)

    Waiver Wire SP: Gio, Severino, Pomeranz, Garrett, Devenski

    Would you drop any of my current SP for any on the WW?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  107. JC3Bagger says:
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    Avisail Garcia or Grichuk?

    • JC3Bagger says:
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      @JC3Bagger: coming in with a double dip…Gsellman or Daniel Norris? Thanks in advance!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gsellman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  108. Joeg414 says:
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    Jesse Winker gets the call.
    Maybe for a few days , or maybe (like Mazara last year) for 150 games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  109. FeverDog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    Which of these guys do want out of:

    Davies, Severino, Shields, Vargas, Wily Peralta

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  110. Tobin Lewis says:
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    Moreland or Joseph?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  111. Boomer19 says:
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    Nice write up Grey. Would you pick up Avisail over Domingo? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop Severino for Joe Ross? Its a 12 teamer with limited moves (48 left for the rest of season).

    The other question for the same league: would you add Moncada or Avisail for either Grichuck or Granderson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  113. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  114. Gary says:
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    Howdy grey!

    H2h pts . Not weekly.

    Say yes or no to the trade I received:

    I send Adrian Gonzalez, Jake Arrieta & adam Eaton.

    I receive: Anthony rizzo , Jason Hayward & adam wainwright

    My 1b is A-Gon, on my bench I have josh bell yuck.

    My OFers we start 5: Giancarlo Stanton, benintendi, schwarber, kiermaier, Aaron judge.

    At utility I have Corey Dickerson & Margot

    Bench: eaton, josh bell.

    DL posey
    DL trea Turner

    SPs we start 5

    Arrieta
    Gerrit Cole
    Dallas keuchel
    Hamels
    Nola

    Bench Paxton , Blake snell, Jordan Zimmerman & wacha

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