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If I didn’t wear cowboy boots to the community pool.  If I didn’t ooze machismo like I’m Fonzie and John Wayne’s baby which they had during the intermission of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  If I weren’t such a gee-dee man’s man — exclamation mark, exclamation mark, exclamation mark — I’d el oh el right now like a 13-year-old girl.  Perfect through six and two-thirds (final line: 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners (0 BBs), 11 Ks, ERA at 3.97) from a guy that has caused more ulcers than your wife’s best friend’s bright idea to videotape your wife’s bachelorette party.  She cheated on you, doode, and he was hung like Carlos Lee.  Michael Pineda, why do you cause such ulcers, I ask like I’m at Ellis Island in 1931.  I also have the scurvy, as I continue for no apparent reason.  Okay, seriously, I don’t know what to make of Michael Pineda.  He has the stuff, as George Carlin once said, to be a 2.50 ERA pitcher with 220 Ks.  He could also have a 5.50 ERA and be sent down by July.  If someone tells you they know which one he’ll be, they’re lying.  Would I own him?  Sure.  Would I always enjoy it?  C’mon, man, pay attention!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gary Sanchez – Will miss at least a month after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of the muscle behind the biceps.  In layman’s terms, it’s the muscle behind the muscle.  Sanchez says he’s unable to raise his arm.  As you can imagine, that’s not good for baseball or being counted as present.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  At least someone who looks like Giancarlo is hitting.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-5, 2 runs and two steals (4, 5).  He has five steals in the first seven games?  Damn, he’s on pace for:  Rickey Henderson.

Chase Headley – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .375.  Fun fact!  Chase Headley is the name JayWrong uses for online dating.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .310.  If I may make a suggestion, put Judge in five hole, Castro in the seven and do whatever you want with Headley, Romine and Torre’s Eyes.  Oops, I just kinda fixed the Yankees’ lineup.

Alex Cobb – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He looked solid through seven innings, then was inexplicably thrown for another inning, which jacked up his WHIP and ERA.  One day they will eliminate all managers and we will have complete chaos and bliss.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Pulled back into a tie with Mike Trout for 3rd on the season home run leaderboard.  He’s tied with 137 other players.  You people — yeah, you people! — realize you’re ruining your teams by overreacting to a week’s worth of games, right?

Sonny Gray – Will throw to hitters on Thursday.  All tickets were sold out in less than five minutes to be a hitter facing Sonny Gray.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners and the save as Santiago Casilla (1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks) pitched the 8th inning.  Mean’s while, Ryan Madson pitched a rom-com to some studio execs and Ryan Dull pitched a tent.  Likely, all roles will be reversed again tomorrow.

Jharel Cotton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  Khris Davis (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, 4th homer) said of Cotton, “An all-around stud out there.”  Cotton said to Davis, “Aw, c’mon,” then they hugged for a long time until people looked away awkwardly.  I’m willing to go in on Cotton for mixed leagues, but I’m legit on the fence with him.  Thinking a number four fantasy starter, with three upside.  Just don’t see the 8.5 K/9 or more coming.

David Price – Threw a bullpen session.  He could ramp up things soon, then go on a minor league assignment, have a setback, get shutdown, ramp things again, go on a minor league assignment again… You get where this is going.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Hit the DL with a hyperextended knee.  That never was a problem for Inspector Gadget.

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .333 as he continues to hit cleanup.  No joshing, we’re gonna look up in August and be like, “Damn, Moreland has been real valuable this year.”

Chris Sale – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.23 vs. Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.35.  Detroit Rock beats Scissors; Paper stays out of it, news at 11.

Justin Upton – Sat out yesterday with back tightness.  He added to his fantasy owners, “You really don’t want me until a six-week stretch in August/September anyway.”

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  In honor of Passover, Kinsler and Ausmus celebrated in the dugout with a well-choreographed high five that involved miming a dreidel spin and yelling “Matzah” like it was Yahtzee.

Wil Myers – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he hit for the 2nd cycle in Padres’ history, both came in Coors, a park that has more than double the cycles as any other park since it opened.  Damn, should’ve went with Myers over Abreu in every freakin’ league I took Abreu, and it was a lot of them.  The insane thing, Myers was a top 20 player last year for all of fantasy, has a great pedigree and still somehow was ranked way too low this preseason, and, dah, I’m beating myself up about this, when I should be beating myself off to it.  I just punched myself in the face.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .281.  I love that Renfroe is hitting two hundred points better than Buxton.  I so love that.  *arranges tacks on desk, slams head onto desk*

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I told you to pick him up the first day of the season.  Y’all have the reaction time of De Niro in Awakenings.

Alex Wood – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER vs. the Cubs.  Like a man who is weaning himself off Viagra, an admirable start for Wood, just a bit of a limp ending.  The Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, but he’s just not stretched out enough.

Tyler Glasnow – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  What do I want in my eye and when do I want it?  GLASNOW!

Brandon Finnegan – 2 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs).  Ten walks from the two starters in this game.  Was the wind blowing sideways?  Well, everything nice I say on the podcast that’s coming later today about Finnegan, write me off as a crackpot, Finnegan truther.  Kidding aside (were we kidding?), I still want to see more of Finnegan, but obviously the wheels came off the wagon wheel coffee table, and that is the ugliest coffee table I’ve ever seen.

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-5, 2 runs and two steals (3, 4).  In this game, Cervelli allowed five steals, but he’s not known for his arm.  Or his bat.  Your league have a pitch-framing category?

James Paxton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  It’s also 0.0000 and 0.00000 and 0.000000 and 0.0000000000 and–Okay, I could go on all day!  I loved Paxton in the preseason, not a whole lot has changed except maybe his price is going up.

Jean Segura – Left yesterday’s game with a mildly strained hamstring.  *runs to waiver wire to pickup Ketel Marte, realizes Marte is now on Diamondbacks, looks at Mariners’ depth chart, sees Taylor Motter is shortstop fill-in, slowly walks back whistling, shutting the waiver wire window*

Charlie Morton – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  JB brought up an interesting thing on the podcast — you’ll have to wait to hear it — muahahahahahaha!  Kidding, he brought it up supposedly on the last three podcasts, but I wasn’t paying attention.  Major League Baseball is measuring velocity differently this year.  They’re picking up the ball when it first leaves the pitchers’ hand, so all of these velocity spikes we’re seeing, may not be the velocity spikes we’re really seeing.  As for Morton, he is throwing faster, but maybe not 98 MPH.  Either way, the results aren’t getting me that jazzed in mixed leagues yet.

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  He’s a broken record and not a good record like La Bamba.  About to start looking elsewhere on him, and come back only if he shows an actual glimmer of his promise.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .333.  We should have a nickname for him.  I’m open to suggestions but with ‘many’ and ‘mas’ both in his name, I’m thinking of just shouting “Plus One,” whenever he hits a homer.  Basically, I want to get to the point where I can just yell catchphrases for the whole Diamondbacks team.  Au Shizz!  He’s a baaaaaaaahd man!  Plus One!

Buster Posey – Was hit in the melon by a pitch and left the game.  He walked off under his own power, and Giants are saying he’s fine, but I’d expect him to miss a game or two.

Matt Moore – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Did I ever tell you about the pitcher who was kinda mediocre but was traded to an NL West team?  It’s a shaggy dog story that involves Matt Moore, Cueto and frustration over Samardzija.

Trea Turner – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Ugh, weekly lineups and Dusty just don’t coalesce, do they?  Yeah, I fell for the ol’ banana in the ol’ tailpipe and started Turner after Dusty said on Sunday he’d be back in there.  I blame no one but myself.  “Best believe that.”  That’s Dusty toothpick standing up for the mouth that brought it so much recognition.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.09 vs. Adam Wainwright 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.00 – Not a fan of either of these guys in mixed leagues, Stream-o-Nator didn’t like either yesterday, though I did back up into owning Roark in one league because it was an auction and thought someone else would go one dollar higher and this is the most interesting story ever.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .400.  Hot schmotato alert!

Anthony Rendon – 0-for-6 when the Nats score 14 runs.  Ticker tease!

Bryce Harper – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .385.  Member how you didn’t feel that great about drafting Harper 8th overall in March?  Yup.

Stephen Drew – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs as he fills in for Trea.  Might be something here in deep leagues, but in shallower leagues, Drew reminds me of The Leftovers’ theme song, Let the Mystery Be.

David Wright – Resumed throwing.  Instead, he should add his broadcasting skills to his resume, because that’s where he’s headed.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers, and 2nd in as many games.  At least Conforto knows who he has to give the evil eye to.  Granderson, you’re getting the malocchio, you stunod!

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  Best sneaky starting staff?  Prolly the A’s.  The Phils are in the convo though.  They are convo adjacent!

Joaquin Benoit – Named the new Phils closer.  Not entirely surprised they passed over Hector Neris.  This is, after all, the team that passed over anyone decent for Jeanmar Gomez for 14 months.  My guess is unless Benoit becomes “Been bad” he’s going to have the job all year.  Phils’ manager, Pete Macktheknife, loves him some grizzled vet.  “Give me Benoit, and leave the grizzle on it!”  That’s Macktheknife.

 
  1. WDH says:
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    Who would you rather own, Haniger or Margot?

    What do you make of Rendon? He looks totally lost at the plate.
    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @WDH: It’s been 1 week.

    • thatguy says:
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      @WDH: Look to your team’s needs with Haniger and Margot. Haniger the better play for power and RBI, Margot the better play for average, runs, and SB. Haniger’s average should end up a lot better than it is now, but Margot has the clear edge on average. Long term I prefer Haniger (Haniger will need to grow into his skillset more than Margot has to) but there are fine arguments on both sides.

      Hold Rendon, he will be fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WDH: Depends on needs…Haniger

  2. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Is Myers now who Myers was supposed to be ? Because he did have a very shitty 2nd half last year. Was at the Home Opener, and Margot, Jankowski, Myers, Solarte, and Renfroe ALL looked good and very comfortable at the plate. Sit 2nd row over 1st and Myers is 1 helluva guy. Wonderful with the fans, as is the entire team. Great place to watch a game. 43,000+ O.D. They have a very nice pen, especially with Capps coming back. Just need about 4 quality starters. Just take 4 from the Phillies.
    Seriously, if Myers can do this 5 out of 6 months, he’ll finish right behind Harper for the M.V.P.
    Trout will win his 3d in his 1st 6 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew Edenbaum: He was top 20 last year, so Myers seemed like he was that guy last year too

  3. Matt says:
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    I started Matt Strahm in a weekly league last week and he gave me a triple-roofie, so I fully support getting rid of pitchers. Everyone can hit off a tee, then Buxton will get his k-rate down to 20%.

  4. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Howdy, would you drop Walker for Nova? Razzball is off to a great start this year by the way!

  5. Ryan Wheeler says:
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    Well dropping Manaea for Finnegan didn’t work out the way I hoped…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan Wheeler: Manaea wasn’t very good either, was he?

  6. WDH says:
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    Who Should I drop with Osuna coming off the DL?

    Finnegan, Ray, Gray, Nova, Gausman, Lackey, or Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WDH: Wacha

      • Stanley Steamer says:
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        @Grey: Wacha? Color me surprised. Dude was rock solid all spring as was his first start..whereas Finnegan is beloved by ‘perts but has been known to recently create a vacuum near my nether regions.

  7. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Any suggestions on who I should pick up with Bradley going on the DL?

    Cain, Plus one, Souza , Hanigar and Dickerson are available

  8. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    never played in a weekly lineups (always seemed like rolling around in a wheelchair when your legs work just fine, assuming of course you aren’t some sort of cave dweller/lumberjack or other worker who can only get to internet connection once a week) but if i did i’d take ANY injury to be at least 5 days, as they seem to be. i mean shit, the flu alone has sidelined at least 3 BOS players each for over 3 days. this ain’t hockey/football/basketball/soccer/tennis, this isn’t a high endurance sport (for non-pitchers in this weather) here we’re talking about. it’s easy to say that when you’d have to bench a 2nd rounder of course. but he is a legs dependant skill set.

    1. NL only with holds and saves separately. have neris/benoit/ramos/knebel. now that i appear to have PHI on lockdown for saves, drop knebel for rosie? (just back and looked like good rosie from 2 years ago, not 3 years ago with the BB rate issues, and not last year’s injured rosie). siegrist has been awful i’d expect him to get 8th inning back in less than a week if he has even 2 more appearances like that.

    2. 12 teamer (4 RP slots). saves only. have osuna/feliz/bedrosian/doolittle/bearclaw/capps (DL). drop which of doolittle/bearclaw to open up roster spot?

    3. same NL only as above. hold aybar (starting hitter 3B/SS eligible) or rojas (every infield spot)? rojas probably only has a job till rechavarria is back, but aybar could lose job too. this is my one BN bat, fills in everywhere (aybar has been playing CI daily due to thames taking forever to qualify at 1B). 1 of thames/saunders gets benched daily till then.

  9. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey I checked out the Razzball 2017 Rest of The Season Player Rater tool yesterday as you recommended. It’s very a handy and a useful reference for us baseball junkies.
    I noticed in a yahoo 12 team league 6×6 OPs that Eric Thames is pretty highly ranked at #64 overall for hitters. Jason Hayward is ranked #130. Would you add one or both of these OFs for Buxton and/or Broxton right now? Thanks.

    • Tony C says:
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      I don’t know too much about the Korean Bambino. What makes Thames special?

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Tony C: He can hit 60 homers a year, swinging the bat with one arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: I’d hold for now

  10. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Bird or Moreland ROS?

  11. Mike says:
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    I’ve got mazara and was hoping to get your thoughts on his trade value. I’ve got depth at OF and REALLY need to upgrade my pitching. I’ve got to make room for beltre and Dahl when they come off the DL. You think mazara and another bat/average pitcher would get me a Sale/arretia type pitcher in return?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Mike: I don’t think so. I got him in the 19th round. Keep him and trade a more famous OF with name value if you want to upgrade pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree w/ peacecoast

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    HOW much faab out of 100 would you spend on Benoit? In a 9-P weekly league and only have two closers, so would love a 3rd.

  13. PED Inc says:
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    Being sneaky and streaming Glasnow and Finnegan sure didn’t work out well, damn. I thought for sure I was looking at a W and at least 12 K’s there.

  14. Matt says:
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    10 Team Roto x ESPN x Standard Scoring

    You made me feel better about only a week of the season being done. Too much overreaction. About 3% of the season completed. I’m not worried. Buxton & Kepler will hit!!

    People flat out dropped Buxton and Walker in a couple of my leagues so I scooped them up.

    Would you drop Walker or Velasquez to pick up Bundy? (I don’t really want to but he seems to be getting added like hotcakes)

    ROS: Margot, Peralta, Haniger.

    Have a good day Grey. Thanks for the writeup as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Walker for Bundy sounds like a decent chance…. Peralta

  15. Sean Smith says:
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    I go on vacation and lose G. Sanchez, T. Turner, Bradley Jr., and R. Hill all to the DL. That makes 6 guys on the DL with only 4 spots to utilize (already had Dahl and Rodon on it). Would you rather be a bat short or lose out on a streamer spot in your lineup for the next week or 2?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Sean Smith: But you aren’t really surprised about Hill tho right? Trade his ass, he won’t get 120 IP this year. Serioualy a blister after one start?

  16. AwesomeAuger says:
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    Sooooo… Stacking every team against Pineda on FanDuel was a bad idea?

  17. ryan says:
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    Trade analysis would be appreciated, Grey (or anyone).
    He gets: Cano, Iglesias
    I get: Freeman, McCullers
    I have 3 2B, 6 Cl, and need a 1B. It makes sense (other than I’m an M’s fan). Am I losing anywhere in this deal?

    Also, should I shop Pineda?
    And Puig or Haniger?

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @ryan: You are losing only if you delay on pulling the trigger. Make that deal now.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ryan:
      Take that trade and hold the other three..

    • Niceguybilly says:
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      Feel free to do an evil laugh while you press accept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Agree w/ others

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryan: Take it and trade Pineda if you can

  18. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, read it with glee!

    a. Your Sale blurb reminded me of a joke from the 80s.

    In Detroit, they say it’s 10 o’clock do you know where your hubcaps are? (A lot of cars were stolen in Detroit in the 80s)

    In Atlanta, they say it’s 10 o’clock do you know where your children are? (That was after the famous child kidnapping story in Atlanta in the 80s, ‘member?)

    In Newfoundland, they say it’s 10 o’clock do you know what time it is? (If you’re still reading and need to know why then maybe you’re from Newfoundland – reminds me of another joke. Do you know why the Nativity scene could not be set in Newfoundland? Because they couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin!)

    b. ROS – Zimmerman or Werth

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 11

    [Sheriff sees Rambo for the first time]
    Sheriff: ‘Morning! You…you visiting someone around here?
    Rambo: ‘No’
    Sheriff: ‘You know, wearing that flag on that jacket, looking the way you do…you’re askin’ for trouble around here, friend! Headed North or South?’
    Rambo: ‘North’
    Sheriff:’Jump in, I’ll make sure you head in the right direction, huh!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Ha, Don Rickleshas spirited his soul into your body B. Zimmerman C. Nice!

  19. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    (5×5, h2h, 12-team redraft)

    Dropping Neris for some OF depth. Should I go with Gardner, Judge, Dickerson, or Avisail? Leaning Gardy because of SAGNOF, but worried this is an anomaly. My OF is Polanco (took him over Myers – *sobs*), Duvall, Renfroe, with Benintendi on the bench.

    Also, would you rather Morton, Hughes, J-Zim, Conley, or McCarthy? Please stop retching. I can hear you.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Not Your Average Joe: I’d hold Neris and leave your OF alone right now…no need for another bench bat….I like Morton or Conley out of that group but Grey may like McCarthy

  20. The Fifth Girl says:
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    I’m back! I took last year off so I could just watch my Tigers instead of worrying about who was in my fbb lineup. It’s amazing how far behind you can get missing just one year. My draft strategy seemed to be “who’s that?”.

    Looking forward to following Razzball again all year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Fifth Girl: Damn, I didn’t even know we were down a girl last year… Welcome back!

  21. cliffyw says:
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    I’m wondering if it’s safe to give up on Tommy Joseph. He looks like he may be sitting a lot, and there are some decent waiver options to choose from at this point. I could drop him for Josh Bell, Leonys Martin, Jarrod Dyson or Brett Gardner. I’m actually buying into Gardner since he said in the spring he wanted to run more this year.

    • Matt says:
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      @cliffyw:

      Martin is batting .107 3 for 28. Joseph has 25+ HR pop. Season is only a week old. I would hold. None of those guys you mentioned are very exciting at all to me. IMO. Unless your league values SB a ton.

      • cliffyw says:
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        @Matt: true on Leonys . It’s not so much that steals are valued any higher, but I wound up HR heavy after my draft and low on SB. I have
        C – Zunino
        1B – C Santana
        2B – Altuve
        SS – Correa
        MI – Odor
        3B – Rendon
        CI -Joseph
        OF – Duvall, Thames, Puig, Polanco, D Santana

        so outside of Altuve and somewhat Polanco, my SBs are weak. Not to mention my AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cliffyw: If you want Gardner, go for it… Apples and oranges with To-Jo

  22. Andy says:
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    How would you rank these closers ROS: Treinen, Feliz, Benoit, Kintzler?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: Why? Feliz, Kintz

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: Two are available on waivers and I can make swaps now but can’t decide who is worth owning.

        Thank you.

  23. Chud says:
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    Trying to hop on the Will the Thrill’s bandwagon before it sells out!

    Full keeper 10 team trade offer:

    I trade Carlos Martinez and get Will Myers.

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chud:
      Myers

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Chud: Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Agree w/ others

  24. E says:
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    Is Pineda more valuable in a h2h format? I feel like his bad outings are more palatable and they don’t stick with you all season.

    • thatguy says:
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      @E: The flipside to that is if he has one blowup in playoff month it could ruin your whole season. I’d hold him in all leagues. His stuff looked good in both starts so far, but his command was iffy in the first start. If he is turning the corner you don’t want to miss him in any format just because he came out rusty in his first start. He was electric yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Agree w/ thatguy

  25. Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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    Should I hold on Rupp, or take a stab at guys like Cervelli, R Martin, Vogt?

      • thatguy says:
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        @Hooray A Marte Partayyy: If you have Garrett, now is a good time to cash in on a trade. His poor control will result in a bunch of bad games that will hold him back from being a useful fantasy SP this season. Even in the good games, he doesn’t look like a premium k contributor. I like him long term, but take your profit now in 2017 redrafts.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Hooray A Marte Partayyy: Take Leon…just go with whoever has the hot bat at catcher

      • Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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        @Grey: Muchas Gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  26. Scott says:
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    What do i do with neris now? I added him after the first game of the season and thought he had the job for sure. He should of had the job in spring too. Need another closer. Do i keep him or add capps or bush or betances? 10 team league. All closers are owned. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: I’d hold for now…

  27. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Someone in my H2H OBP OPS 3-OF keeper league just dropped a $10 Justin Upton. Obviously premature, but should I be trying to spend my good waiver priority grab on him? He’s really hard to own in H2H leagues + my league is freaking out with early performances (carlos Gonzalez and melancon were inexplicably dropped too, but picked up by others due to my bad waiver priority, so I’m thinking another crazy drop is in the near future by someone)

    Current OF – Harper, Blackmon, platoon of $1 Joc / $1 Keon.

    Waiver OFs available without sacrificing waiver priority include Mazara (nice ops), Haniger (nice walk rate and ops), and Holliday.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: (meaning is drop was obviously premature, though i get the lack of love for J-UP)

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I know! I’m not sure I could bring myself to pick him up in lieu of Haniger / Mazara / hot hand. Haniger in particular is taking a nice amount of walks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  28. BERK! says:
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    I know it’s early but Tommy Joseph is losing ABs and I’m losing faith (and hair). Reynolds and Moreland are both available– keep TJ or grab one of them? Which?

  29. sall goooood man says:
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    I really need to stop making excuses for Taijuan, but man those runs scored on him were ugly. He also gets himself in those jams.

    • thatguy says:
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      @sall goooood man: He also didn’t strike anyone out- wasn’t really missing bats. Wasn’t all bad luck by any means.

  30. Ace of Spades says:
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    Been offered Mitch Moreland for Tommy Joseph. accept or decline?

    Accidently got Gardner in auction for 3$ ( thought he would get bid higher ) . Before season started was actually going to drop him after week 1. Now I have him active and put Buxton on bench. Considering keeping Gardy and dropping Buxton ( 8$ in keeper league ) after this week for another waiver wire pick up. Am I over reacting to April stats here?

    Also, grabbed Amir Garrett off waivers to replace DLed Rich Hill. Your thoughts on Amir?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ace of Spades: You are overreacting w/ Gardner and Amir…. I’d take Moreland

  31. peacecoast says:
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    1. Justin Upton comment: gold

    2. Why in the fuck would Cobb be sent out to pitch in the 8th? I guess same reason Buxton would start the year hitting third. cuz managers are dumb sometimes?

    3. Am I the only one that gets Mitch Moreland and Mark Reynolds confused?

    4. lol @ all the guys who added Neris, and thanks the gods we went to a S+H format last year.

    5. You reply so quickly during the day, are you not allowed to leave your house? DO you do it mobily (is that a word)? How do you keep up?!?!?

    6. <3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: 1. Thanks! 2. Yeah 3. Yup 5. I’m on my phone during day

  32. Just Busted says:
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    5×5 12 team H2H

    ROS: Haniger or Judge?

    Thanks!

    • Just Busted says:
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      @Just Busted:
      Also, Vogt or Castillo behind the plate ROS? Thanks!

  33. Johnc says:
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    Would you drop VMart for Holliday, Kendrick or Dyson?
    Would you sell high on either Nova and/ or Taillon for a bat? My staff in a 12 teamer is Kershaw, Verlander, Quintana, Gausman, Taillon and Nova.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: I’m not a V-Mart fan, would stream out of his spot… Sure, trade for a bat

  34. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yoooooo, G!
    Sorry, bit late to the party this year. I wanted to wait until I had a good fantasy day before I came back. Only took 8 days!

    How was the offseason, bud? Missed ya.

    P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I know, I know! I got totally wrapped up in non-baseball stuff. No excuses.

        I’m here now. With you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thankfully!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: It’s gonna be a great year, bud. Bigly.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Glad we’re on same page again, literally

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Me too, G. Me too.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I totally forgot about you. Get out of the future and into the present.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @J-FOH: Nonsense! I’m impossible to forget. You still rockin that beard?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have forgotten him, because you engaged with him

  35. Mike says:
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    Would you rather Quintana or Taillon for this season only? Was offered Oh for one of them

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      I’d want Quintana

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      Also with Rosenthal back, I am not sure I would trade for OH. I believe Rosie will win the closer job back. Rosie is the future, Oh is old..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Quintana…

  36. Cram It says:
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    Happy “Mitch Moreland or Tommy Joseph Day”!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Cram It:
      Just another happy meal kinda of day, after just NINE! days into the season..geeezzzzz

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Cram It:
          Generation (Y) WHY?

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Cram It: Happy 106 points in NFBC day.

          • Cram It says:
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            @The Great Knoche: Nice dude! My pitching has been awful so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: The funny (not funny) thing I had Moreland crazy high in preseason and above To-Jo, so nothing’s really changed, even tho I think people think I’ve changed by now going to Moreland

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Yeah you did have Moreland ranked higher I believe. But because you talked more about To-Jo, liking him as a sleeper, people assume you like him more because you gave Moreland, etc, “no love”, as they like to say.

        I’m loving Moreland. Average has been great and production should come in the middle of that order.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see how Moreland doesn’t exceed expectations this year with at least 80+ runs and 90+ RBIs in that lineup

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Totes

  37. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My pitching has pretty much been hot garbage all year, and now I’m trying stream my ratios back to normal. Would you start Jesse Chavez tomorrow @ home vs. TEX?

    Son doesn’t mind him much at $7.1 – or am I just setting myself up for more failure? ha

    Thanks!

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Pager24: oh and its a 12 team 1400 IP max leauge

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Pager24:
      No on Jesse against the Rangers

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pager24: All year? 1 week does not a whole year make.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pager24: Chavez is fine at home if he’s stretched out

  38. Alex says:
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    Trade away Gary Sanchez for Cotton and Russell Martin? 16 team points league. Yay or nay?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Alex:
      Hold Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree w/ MP

  39. swfcdan says:
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    Asked yesterday would you drop T Shaw for E Suarez in a 16 teamer, you said hold. Just checked and well Suarez is over over 400 places ahead of Shaw in your ROS rankings. So not sure if you just made a boob, or the ROS player rater has, it feels dirty but I’m going against Grey here!

    Start Lynn today vs Nats in a 12 teamer?

  40. Lee says:
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    Keeper league, Buxton just went on wire. Drop Tommy J for him?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Lee: if it is a bench spot, sure. It if you’re depending on him for production. Works well if you have NA slots, as Buxton seems likely to be demoted to work out of this. He’s striking out a lot, even for him.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Lee: Buxton will be doing great things at some point this season. Keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Agree w/ others

  41. Curious George Springer says:
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    Hey Grey —

    I’m in on Cotton in a few leagues, and I do see something that suggests he has the strikeout upside to be a 9 K/9 guy.

    One metric I’ve found to be highly correlated with, and predictive of, strikeout rate is the pitcher’s swinging strike rate. Cotton’s was very good last year, and here are some comps:

    Jharel Cotton: 12.5% (2017)
    Corey Kluber: 12.0% (career)
    Yu Darvish: 12.1% (career)
    Jacob DeGrom: 11.8% (career)

    I guess my point is that the stuff is probably there to get to that kind of K rate. Here’s hoping!

    Anyway, I need to go check out this intersection. The cars seem to know when they’re supposed to go, and they’re all looking at these red and yellow and green lights. I wonder what will happen if I change the lights? I will let you know!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curious George Springer: I like swinging strike rate too, that does up my opinion about him a tad… Be careful out there!

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: well, it turns out those lights are really important! At first changing them made things really crazy. One man got out of his car and chased me! I lost him, though and got back to the intersection just in time to help an ambulance get through and save someone’s life! Curious George Springer is a hero!

        Because I was so brave, they decided to name the street after me! Curious George Springer Ave.!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And inspiration for all of us!

  42. swfcdan says:
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    Doolittle over Madson? Doolittle over Bush?

      • swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Then who’s the cut?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know who you own

          • swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Madson and Bush like I said above homie. It’s early I guess for ya’ll.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Madson

              • swfcdan says:
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                @Grey: Yep and just read on Twitter, Melvin said in a radio interview the closer will be Casilla or Doolittle depending on matchups. Adios Madson, you total waste of auction dollars.

  43. Clint says:
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    Preseason you had Semien at #10 and Diaz at #14 in SS rankings. Any change there for you or would you drop the former for the latter? I need power in my 12 team roto keeper & Diaz is out there but I drafted Semien.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: Semien should have more HR’s than Diaz.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Cram It: Cram loves semien

        • Cram It says:
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          @peacecoast: I love my semien,

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: on your Reddick

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @peacecoast:
          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Not really, Semien 25/12/.240, Diaz 17/7/.275

  44. Fungazi says:
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    Glasnow might as well had glass in both his eyes, as he couldn’t throw a dam strike for 30 pitches. Dropped him before the game was over, don’t have time this year to wait on clowns like that.

  45. Zeus says:
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    F, marry kill. Stanton, Aaron Judge and Judge Reinhold?

    • thatguy says:
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      @Zeus: Marry Aaron Judge, kill Giancarlo (but in the heat of passion), F Judge Reinhold with the Hung Jury.

    • Another Dan says:
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      @Zeus:

      Loved Beverley Hills Cop II as a youth.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Zeus:
      Hey you’re stealing my bit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: F, M Reinhold, then dream of K’ing Reinhold when sick of F’ing

  46. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    For guys and 5 girl readers looking for an SP that could breakout this year, keep an eye or two on Cody Reed in Cincy, dude struck out 4 in 3 innings of work last night, 9 up and 9 down, with 35 pitches.

    The Reds rotation is a mess, I mean come on, Scott ‘don’t call me Corey’ Feldman is their #1. If you can stash Reed, now is the time to do it!!

    HAHAHAHA

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Reed is the best SP cincy has, he will be in the rotation before long..Arroyo is their 5th starter…LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully, but Arroyo and Feldman can’t work bullpen… They’d need to be dropped… I know that seems like an easy choice, just drop them, but not sure the Reds will do it

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:

            oh come on anyone can work the bullpen.

            The Reds rotation should look like this for this season as they rebuild:

            Cody Reed
            Amir Garrett
            Robert Stephenson
            Rookie Davis

            They need to let this guys pitch so they know what they have for the future..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, Arroyo and his 83 MPH fastball can’t work anywhere, let’s be honest

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey:
                Arroyo and Jered Weaver should start up a senior baseball league for guys that throw 83 MPH or less..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  47. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Cobb over Taijuan and/or Shoemaker?

    It’s super early, but Taijuan looks how he did end of last year, and Shoemaker’s splitter is getting knocked around…

  48. The JoGarza says:
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    Hola Grey,

    12-tm H2H QS.

    Been offered Archer for my Maeda and K.Herrera. Remaining closers would be J.Johnson, Treinen, W.Davis

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @The JoGarza: Depending on the league type, I’d probably do it. H2H category I’d do it for sure, unless there’s some type of scoring where Herrera is worth a lot. Maeda still is being handled with the kids gloves so I’d do it, especially in a QS league.

  49. NCPhilly says:
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    With “many” and “mas” in his name, Tomas sounds like The Tautology (nerdy, but hey – this is fantasy baseball)

  50. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Greg,

    Always looking forward to your daily am recaps.

    10 man league X ESPN X H2H Points

    Already have Jansen as my #1 closer. Need to drop either Greg Holland or AJ Ramos to pick up Joe Ross for some SP depth. Which do you see having a safer job ROS and or having a better oppurtunities at closing out games.

  51. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Our nickname for Yasmany Tomas is Salami Tom.

  52. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose Swanson for Werth?

    Also: Holiday, Owings, Parra, Werth, or Souza?

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @Grey: need OF help baddddd

  53. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    I still have confidence in Finnegan. I watched his start and he wasn’t hit hard and was kind of getting jobbed on the strike zone. He did seem to come loose mentally a little bit in the 3rd, which is concerning, but it was only after having a bunch of close pitches go against him. Reminds me of Gausman.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse:
      Home plate umps are in mid-season form already, blowing calls left and right..

      The pitch should be called ball or strike, BEFORE it is in the catchers glove!! Pitch framing is an absolute joke..

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Finnegan’s start aside, I would love to see an automated strike zone. I think it would really improve the game.

      • Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: well since even using umps to call balls/strikes in this day and age is bigger joke so i’m sure they’re fine with this.

  54. Mike says:
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    Travis Shaw or Solarte?

  55. jo says:
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    Soler worth a pickup? Sounds like he’s due back soon.

  56. JC3Bagger says:
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    Need to hit the waiver wire to pick up potential saves. What are your thoughts on Trevor Rosenthal (with Oh’s early struggles) and Joe Jimenez? Are they both worth adds if there is room on my roster? Would you drop Kyle Barraclough for either one of them?

    Thanks!

    • Adam Magerman says:
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      @JC3Bagger: Similar Question…But for HOLDS leagues as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC3Bagger: They’re MRs, I would hold for now

  57. Joel says:
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    Trying to improve the back end of the roster in a H2H categories league. Would you drop Tommy Joseph for Mitch Haniger or Beltran right now or just hold tight?

  58. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I need your magic for Rendon and Story – both these guys must still think its ST

  59. Synyster says:
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    Spit out my coffee and I wasn’t even drinking any when I read that Judge/Giancarlo comparison. Do you think he will ever hit a HR?

    How serious do you think Justin Turners quad “injury” is? Already lost Trea and now it looks like we may lose the other Turner too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Ha, I know… No idea on J. Turner’s quad, hopefully not too bad, but he’s been nursing something for a few weeks

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Taijuan a streamer in an 8 Teamer?

    2) Hang on to Matz or dump him? He was in one of my DL spots but with JBJ and Turner in my DL spots now, he’s expendable.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1. Yeah 2. Dump 3. There is no 3

  61. Ron P says:
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    In a points league where R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, TB are all the same value with -.5 for K’s, I am trying to fill out my 5 bench spots from this list of 8 available players:

    Kepler, Owings, Souza, Parra, Melky, Margot, Franco, Peraza

    Which 3 are the weakest links in this format that I should NOT roster?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron P: Souza, Melky, Owings, bunch of coin flips tho

  62. Moneyball says:
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    It might be a good idea to trade Bryce Harper after 1/3 of the season… for Todd Frazier for a month… for Justin Upton for a warm summer month… for Carlos Gonzalez for the final stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moneyball: Ha, you’ve got this figured out!

  63. P says:
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    “Hey, it must be Yasmany”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @P: Are you talking about Salami Tom?

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @Grey: Somehow, it works.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What works? Salami Tom?

          • El Famous Burrito says:
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            @Grey:

            The Cuban James Bond porno parody

            Tom…..Salami Tom.

            Although, now I’m imagining Sean Connery saying it and things are getting weird.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are you interested in my Salami, Tom?

  64. Hugman says:
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    Rendon has been so bad I dropped Thames (superfluous outfielder for me at the moment) for Solarte so I could get some hot hitting (in Coors no less) into my 3B hole. Wish I could’ve just dropped Rendon but that would be wildly stupid at this point, right? RIGHT?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: Just hoping this doesn’t turn into another lost season like he had 2 years ago

      • @Grey: Oh, you mean the year I drafted him in the second round? Me too!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  65. Rob says:
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    Would you drop either Buxton or Kepler to grab Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Kepler

  66. hankp says:
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    Who do you think is a more worthy hold in a deepish 5×5 with limited transaction, Nate Jones or Barraclough? One of them has got to go. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankp: Barraclough

  67. Matt H says:
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    Someone just dropped Jose Bautista. How much of $100 FAAB should I bid tonight? My current OF is Betts, Cruz, Polanco, Puig, Brantley in a 3 OF/1 U 10-team 5×5 H2H league. Many thanks.

      • Matt H says:
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        Thanks again!@Grey:

    • swfcdan says:
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      @Matt H: You already have 5 good OFs and only need 3. Get busy tradin or die losing!

  68. G says:
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    Tim Anderson was dropped in my league. I have Segura and Peraza who are my 2b and SS with both having SS/2B eligibility. Is Anderson worth adding as a bench spot? I could drop Perez who I streamed last week.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @G: Segura will be going to the DL so you could just wait for that and add Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Agree w/ F

  69. DisEnFranchised says:
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    I highly doubt you remember that 5×5 OBP Dynasty league I asked a question about a while back. Anyway, I decided to keep Conforto over Pujols and atm hate the decision. Still like Conforto though and can’t wait to see him get more playing time. Well the new question is, is Moreland worth picking up and dropping Tommy Joseph, Bour or Zimmerman for my 1B? Right now I have Franco as my CIF with Frazier @ 3B so I am just shoring up 1B with the hot schmotato and hoping the young guys breakout. Should I move on to the veteran choice?

  70. SallyCips says:
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    I usually stay up very late to work, but last night I went to bed and Benoit got picked up. I guess I can’t go to bed anymore…

  71. Henry says:
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    Ahhh the enigma that is Michael Pineda. Hearing sabermetricians make excuses for Pineda year after year is like listening to liberals make excuses for Obama’s inept presidency. Sometimes it just isn’t meant to be, no matter how bad you want it to be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry: Obama had a solid FIP tho

      • Henry says:
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        @Grey: case in point…..

    • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Henry: Haha Nice!!! You think Obama’s admin was inept?!? U haven’t seen anything yet. I’d put odds at 2-1 that this tool gets impeached before his 4 years is up.

      • Henry says:
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        @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: well since my comment had nothing to do with Trump, I’m not sure of the relevance. You may as well have told me that you dislike Woodrow Wilson.

        However, Trump could have the best presidency in 200 years and the left would fail to recognize it…just like they fail to recognize Obamas deficiencies, with him being the poster child for the left. So I guess it really doesn’t matter.

  72. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey would you drop Tim Anderson for Jorge Polanco in 12 team h2h?

  73. SallyCips says:
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    Also, think I have to breathe and give GLASNOW! a couple more starts. His stuff is good, but it just has to work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: He’s prone to bad command, if he has bad command shizz is over

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Yup. I’ll give it max two more starts. Can’t tank the team in hopes he gets it together passed that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You yup!

  74. Bosox says:
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    Dickerson or Margot?

  75. Jake says:
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    I have Chapman, Giles, AJ Ramos, and Bedrosian. Should I drop one of them to pick up Osuna?

    Thanks.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Jake:
      What you should pick up is
      A few more teams in your shallow ass league!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @FrankGrimes:
        nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Bedrosian

  76. dom says:
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    own Howie kendrick or Yangervis solarte in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Yangervis

  77. Tweak says:
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    I’m thinking of something along the lines of “The Yasmanian Tiger,” but I don’t have the funnies today. Also, there could be some delineation between Yasmani Grandal and Yasmany Tomas (Grundle for Grandal?).

    C’mon brain!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tweak: You mean Salami Tom?

  78. ChrisL says:
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    Long term holds+saves help please. Do you like any of these options:

    Glover
    Strickland
    Dunn
    Rosenthal
    Benoit
    Grilli

    Thank you!

  79. Teddy Heater says:
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    5×5 OPS instead of AVG, Gotta cut one loose with Segura going down…

    Piscotty, Fowler or Herrera?

    rest of OF Blackmon, Cruz, Trumbo, Hamilton, (Desmond DL and Peraza as MI)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Teddy Heater: teddy! I wouldn’t lose piscotty. Sorry I didn’t come by your dfs post the other day. Glad to see you’re still in the game. We need to go to a dodger game this year.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @J-FOH: Buddee! Yeah we’ll make it happen, and don’t worry Grey you’re on the top of Jimbo’s list, so you won’t be left out!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Teddy Heater: I’ll shoot you an email. I thought of you while listening to the winter nationals. Did you go?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn, you’re trying so hard!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: oh I’m sorry. Teddy and I both have a love for drag racing which is not like the drag racing you are used to in your neighborhood.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Jimbo and I have memories we can relive

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I have too many memories with you I try to forget

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @J-FOH: Unfortunately, I didn’t go, Kelly & I split back in Sept and my Dad’s BF couldn’t get down here for it, so I passed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Take me to a Dodger game and not JFOH (or both)

      Fowler

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you bastard. Don’t hate that teddy doesn’t hate me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Teddy likes everyone, but I’m good with Jimbo, so you’re SOL

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’ve never met jimbo and we’ll be good. He’s jimbo and I’m jumbo. How could this go wrong

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @J-FOH: Jimbo is a riot and don’t let Grey fool ya, Jimbo will like you.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Teddy Heater: Im not looking for Jimbo’s sweet tickets. Id be fine chilling in the outfield with the hardcore fans, and Grey assumes so much about me and what people think and he’s wrong almost every time

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @J-FOH: If we’re going to a game, we’re getting though seats! Hardcore fan or not, gotta sit in these seats.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Teddy Heater: if you insist Teddy. I will bend to your will and deal with those amazing seats

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’m bringing my 4th grade batting helmet with a cage on front bc these seats too close

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: For a FBML you were pretty concerned about how close we were, HA!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t be taking any balls to the face, that’s what she said

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: HAHA! Balls across the Nose! Now, that’s real comedy!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Too close for comfort

  80. ryan says:
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    Is this collusion?

    The league has no waiver period and no undroppables list. One GM drops Charlie Blackmon because, “I don’t like him,” and replaces him w/ Markakis. Stay with me here. He immediately contacts the League organizer and tells them he did it. The league organizer picks up Blackmon inside five minutes.

    I called this out on the message board and entered into a silly dialogue w/ both parties who called me ridiculous and a drama queen and used lots of laughing/crying emojis.

    The Blackmon dropper says the league organizer is his friend. He sympathized w/ the organizer’s multiple outfielders on the DL and says, “I wanted to help him out.”

    The Blackmon adder says this is a “fun league” and a free league and suggests I should move on and get over it. He insists this is how it always goes in this league — that this guy always drops his good players — and that the rest of the league, “Can hold my hand if needed.”

    It feels like a South African government. I’m the one new GM who slipped in w/ total strangers. I have a good team than can win and I’m a competitive guy. I’ve already invested plenty of time in draft prep and whatnot.

    1. Is this collusion?
    2. Would you let it go and kick their asses? (my inclination)
    3. Should I dump my players to random GM’s then forget I ever met these people?
    4. Should I dump my roster to the waiver wire and replace them w/ the most ridiculous collection of back-ups and #5 starters I can muster, then forget I ever met these people?
    5. Should I never return to the league page and forget I ever met these people?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ryan: 4! Then post that this league needs lots of hand holding and here is my hand. It’s not worth investing a whole season into this kind of mindset so you might as well get out now. They would probably drop your players anyway so the teams in need could add them. That sucks. I’ve been in similar situations in fantasy football with random dickheads

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Blackmon adder is a Rowan Atinkson thing isn’t it? I agree w/ JFOH

      • @Grey: great series – very underrated and much funnier than Mr Bean.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

  81. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I need to squeeze a little more HR and RBI out of my MI slot. Who is a better option: Freddy Galvis, Jorge Polanco, Asdrubal.

    I really hope it’s not Asdrubal….

  82. Jimmy Lin says:
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    R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, K, Ave – W, SV, HR, K, ERA, WHIP, QS
    12 Teams, 4 Keepers League
    1B Rizzo
    2nd Panik
    3rd Arenado
    SS Russell
    OF Betts, Fowler, J.Ramirez
    Uti J.Turner, J.Abreu
    BN Jorge Polanco, Benintendi, Gardner
    SP C-Mart, DeGrom, Wacht, Lynn, Eickoff, Graveman
    RP Allen, Watson, Treinen, Bedrosian
    DL Street

    Let it ride, or drop someone for Aaron Judge or Ivan Nova?

  83. Jorge says:
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    Jorge Soler worth grabbing? Looks like he’s due back in the next week or so.

    • Hugman says:
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      @Jorge: Asking for a friend? Real smooth, Mr. Soler. Nobody suspects a thing.

  84. Brian Boyle says:
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    Good Tuesday morning to all Razzball fans and Grey!!

    I have a couple of questions I need help with. 12 team 6X5 (OPS) H2H 4 OF

    1. Drop I drop Buxton, Pence for Hainger or stay the course?
    2. Drop anyone for Panik?

    Weiters, Freeman, Schoop, Seiger, Story, Trout, Peraza, Margot,Pence, Abreu UTL,
    Bench Judge, Buxton,
    DL Dahl, JD

    Oh the first few weeks are always Fun!!

    BB

  85. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Can we call Yasmany, “Mas Frijoles”? Other than el boligrafo, there is no Spanish word more fun to say than frijoles. Plus beans seems like an appropriate nickname for him.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Masjoles Tootmas? I was going to say Masmany Toomas?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @J-FOH: Hahahaha Masjoles is great by itself.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: You going with Salami Tom? Seems like Tommy Lasorda’s Playboy Mansion nickname back in 82′.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, “Hey, Loni Anderson, have you met Mr. Salami Tom?”

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: as in Salami Tom Selleck? Or that guy from the white shadow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I never saw White Shadow

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: seriously! You grew up in the 70s and 80s. It’s about a white coach and all black basketball team, except the one white kid names salami. It’s right up your alley

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never heard of it

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: watch the YouTube link

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t have YouTube

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you are such an only child

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m #1!

            • LenFuego says:
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              @J-FOH: You can’t beat Carver!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @LenFuego: HA!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I think the other way to say bean is more fun. Habichuelas. Mmmmmm habichuelas con blah blah blah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        ‘Little man in the canoe’ bean?

  86. Bb says:
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    6×6 league on waivers desmond,moreland,leonys,Souza judge, haniger
    Finnegan,gsellnan, kennedy

    C Contreras
    1b hanley
    2b odor
    3b turner
    Ss Lindor
    Of stanton, kemp, grichuk
    UTIL santana, Forsythe
    Bench t turner, franco
    Dl jd martinez

    Kershaw,nova,vv, hammel,lackey,Nola, dl mat

    Jansen,benoit,casilla, reed,betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bb: Is there a ?

      • Bb says:
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        @Grey: see any moves?

        • Bb says:
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          @Bb: drop reed and matz put turner on dl and add finnegan and desmond?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure

            • Bb says:
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              @Grey: or drop reed and hammell for finnegan and desmond and keep matz? Leaves me with no streamer spot. If I drop matz I can use hammell spot as a streamer if I need to

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Lose Matz

  87. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    10-team points league (H2H). Consistent starting pitching is really valuable. I have a stacked starting outfield with Betts, Springer, Polanco, Grichuk, and Pederson.

    Would you trade Polanco for Paxton straight up?

    I can replace Polanco with: Haniger, Puig, Dickerson, Souza…

    Thanks in advanced!

    PS. Starting pitching on waivers: Walker, Finnegan, Joe Ross (WHERE ARE YOU NOW?), Big Sexy Colon, Lance Lynn, Gsellman etc.

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick reply. A couple write-ups ago you made a reference to the S-Town podcast. I knocked that thing out in one weekend. Superb storytelling. I’m from Alabama; a lot of the people interviewed legitimately sounded like people I went to high school with (brutal).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, was awesome…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Were you in Bibb County?

          • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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            @Grey: Nope. I went to a high school in Tuscaloosa. I had a couple of classmates that lived in Bibb County though. A little town called Centreville, AL. I remember passing the K-3 Supply on the way to Auburn (for football games) as a kid. I never put it together until listening to the pod.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, that’s awesome… I loved John B., his rants were first rate

              • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, I mean just an incredibly rare person to find in these parts.

                I’m now living in Huntsville, AL, which is basically an intellectual bubble in the state, due to NASA’s presence in the area.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Honestly he sounded like a rare person for any state

                  • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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                    @Grey: (S-TOWN SPOILER POST) Yeah, I agree. Anyway thanks for the great analysis.

                    It’s hard not to get antsy right now with: Correa, Turner, Miggy, Bregman, Polanco, Mookie, all sucking ass. It’s only been one week, though. Not panicking.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m there with you on a bunch of guys

  88. Mvplatter says:
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    Would you pick up Haniger or Zimmerman to fill in for JBJ?

  89. The Great Knoche says:
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    Harper for MVP at start of season prediction feels better and better each day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: He was good to start last year too, wasn’t he? (Not saying you’re wrong, I’m legit asking)

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Yup – and then he got Maddon’d and intentionally walked the entire Cubs series and was never the same – injuries didn’t help either.

        Harper for MVP!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, there ya go

          • The great knoche says:
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            @Grey: Meh. It’s happening.

  90. Jpp says:
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    Neris or bush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bush

  91. rick says:
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    Trumbo for Pax Ozuna?

    Feel like trumbo won’t repeat and the difference between him and Ozuna is not a Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • rick says:
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        @Grey: Paxton for prez just saying

  92. Adam Magerman says:
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    Hey bud,

    Thanks for the help. Between the two, would you add Rosenthal or Jimenez for HOLDS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

  93. dtbran says:
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    Trade offer. It’s a 12 tm H2H daily league so rosters aren’t locked on Monday mornings.
    My current rotation:
    Scherzer
    Darvish
    Archer
    Paxton
    Pineda
    Ray
    Joe Ross NA
    RPs: Diaz, Oh, Treinen, Benoit
    He wants my Diaz, Oh, and AJ Pollock for his Strasberg, Cueto, Quintana. Does this make sense here? (Would take a hit in my OF but others are McCutch, Cain, Mazara, Haniger, Thames), but every day have a SP1 or 2 with still a chance at some cheap saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, but you need to then turn around and trade an SP away

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, you’d need to trade away 3 SPs, your staff is ridiculous

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Ha, yeah if it went through maybe Scherzer for a top bat if someone is willing to part with that, and work from there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Slimbo says:
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    hey man

    im in a shallow league and was just wondering if you would cut rendon. buxton, bird or hernan perez for any of these guys listed

    han ram, kipnis, ozuna, moustakas, drury, renfroe, owings, margot

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley over Hernan, Moustakas over Bird, Renfroe over Buxton

  95. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    a couple of quick questions:

    1) What is the status on Buster Posey? Is he going on the 7 day DL for a concussion or will he be in the lineup tonight? If he goes on the DL who can I get to replace him? I already have jason Castro to replace Gary Sanchez until he comes back.
    2) Which guy would you start tonight: Josh Bell vs Rookie Davis in PIT, or Domingo Santana vs J.A. Happ in Toronto? I am leaning towards Bell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No idea 2 Bell

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        I need a catcher since Posey was placed on the 7 day DL. I have Jason Castro so I need a backup. These are my choices:

        James McCann
        Jeff Mathis
        Francisco Cervelli
        Jett Bandy
        Or someone you can think of?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCann

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks

  96. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Anybody starting Dylan Bundy, SON hates it -19, against the Fenway flu boys?

    I just have this feeling he is gonna pitch a great game..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess w/ it

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Agreed, I did some more checking and Bundy last year was much better at home than on the road, and the Sawx hammered him last year as well..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now you know he’s going to go out and pitch a great game

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:
            I don’t mind that, if he throws another great game and then another we might have the Bundy breakout we have been waiting for.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly

              • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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                @Grey: Not a terrible outing gents:
                6.1/7 Hits/3 ERs/2 BBs/3 Ks. A little light on Ks, but could have been much worse. His crummy bullpen gave up the third Run when he left the game with Pablo on 1B. F’n lame!

  97. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Some sucker cut Rendon in my 6×6, OPS & Holds, league. No DL spots, and I’ve got 3 injuries right out of the gate sadly, but would you drop any one here for Rendon?

    C- Leon
    1b- Rizzo
    2b- Segura
    3b – Matt Carpenter
    ss- Machado
    MI – Semien
    CI – Votto
    OF – Springer, Duvall, Tomas, Puig, Margot
    UTL – Healy
    MASH Unit – Gary Sanchez, JBJr

    SP- Yu, Salazar, McCullers, Gray, Finnegan
    RP – Chapman, Kimbrel, Watson, Feliz, Ad. Reed, Matt Bush

    Who would you lose for Rendon?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t be the league’s enforcer, he should be owned, but you have no one to drop

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: I hear you, I just love picking up on the mistakes of others to later rub it in their faces…. I can’t even afford to drop boring Matt Carpenter because he is pretty valuable in an OPS league.

        Moving dropping Healy would really be one of the only options, but I’m fully in on him too.

        Thanks, Grey! I’ll hold firm and call his ex-owner a no sense having, pencil-neck, sweat hog even if I can’t add his mistake to beat him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like your wrestler manager lingo, and fully support it

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, Homie! I’ve been watching Bobby “The Brain” Heenan & Ravishing Rick Rude clips to brush up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you don’t have rubber bands in your beard, I’m misreading your dedication

              • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                @Grey: Captain Lou represent.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: My first non-hitter consideration would be Bush or Reed for sure. Since Reed is likely to get 5-8 saves and maybe 25-30 holds I am more likely to hang on to him.

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

    Obviously starting Carrasco vs. CHW (26.6) tonight so should I also start Ray @SF (10.1)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what one has to do w/ other, sure

  99. Bobby says:
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    I’ve been offered Osuna for Joc Pederson – Am I crazy to consider accepting this? (I do have Harper, Blackmon, Polanco, Ozuna, & Renfroe for my outfield while only Herrera, Bedrosian, & Neris for RP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey: Seriously?? You’re not worried about Osuna’s neck? You wouldn’t counter with Ozuna or Renfroe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

          • Bobby says:
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            @Grey: It would be funny to trade Ozuna for Osuna just for the word play alone

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And the confusion!

  100. Pig Pen says:
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    Grey – fantastic stuff as always. I have a bullpen mess….Saves and holds league..

    I have Iglesias, Devenski (I like I can slot these guys in the SP slot for vulture holds), Holland, Benoit, Casilla, Dyson, Bush and Neris.

    Rosenthall just sitting there – because some OCD in me tells me I need a RP or at least upgrade the mess I have. Who’d you’d drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Besides Dyson I don’t understand how it’s a mess, can drop Neris for Rosenthal, but not sure why you need to

  101. jon says:
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    10 team keeper

    R 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB AVG- W SV HR K WHIP K/9 ERA QS

    Morales, Lamb, Treinen, de Leon

    for

    Tehran, Herrera, Piscotty

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        the guy had ‘ second thoughts’ prick lol

        what about Morales, De Leon, treinen for Piscotty and herrera? Herrera a big upgrade on treinen i would think, de leon i don’t need and Morales has more power than Piscotty but a better hitter in general.. thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  102. Project Merkin says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My dream of trading Just Dong for Polanco fell through. I almost ripped my merkin hair out. Almost.

    What are your feelings on JD for B-Hamilton? Clearly I need some speed, I have some power to spare.

    5×5 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamilton, but he’s a needs guy, do you needs him?

  103. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Looks like Ralph is moonlighting:

    Fantrax – We are currently offering The Baseball Show, which airs LIVE each and every Tuesday night at 9 pm EST. Andy Singleton, and co-host Ralph Lifshitz,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And a Spice Channel show where he dresses as his altar ego, Benin-extendi

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:

        Beninextendi! Brilliant!!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Hehe

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: It’s such a great porn name, I had to put it top use. My catch phrase is ” My zone recognition is elite”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “I always work the count to two balls.”

  104. Josh says:
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    Keep 2 ros
    Casilla,reed, betances
    If I want saves the next month and can I drop betances and always pick.up a neris later?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      reed, betances

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:

        Athletics manager Bob Melvin said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday that Santiago Casilla or Sean Doolittle will close “depending on the match-ups.”
        This comes one day after Casilla pitched the eighth before Doolittle got the ninth with a stack of left-handed batters due up for the Royals. While Ryan Madson and Ryan Dull have also been mentioned as possibilities in this mix, it appears that Melvin sees Casilla and Doolittle as his primary options.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Josh says:
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            @Grey: how come reed over casilla cuz when Familia comes back there will probably be someone I can drop reed for that’s better then casilla?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then go Casilla

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Grimey!

  105. IndyM says:
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    To you and the entire staff – thanks for the great work. And readers too – I always read and enjoy “Responses.”

    My first question of the year – When will Tyler Beede join the Giants rotation this year? Slim pickings in 20 team so I’m looking ahead for pitching. Will stash on BN or I could pick up something scary like Cain, Ubaldo or AJ G. (Special thanks to Ralph Lifshitz for his helpful list.)

    And then – Awakenings was a good De Niro movie, what was his worst? I vote Red Lights.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! My guess is Cain’s done by mid-May — De Niro’s had so many bad ones, gonna say anything that’s a comedy that wasn’t a Focker

      • IndyM says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the info. Yep – sad, but true (about so many bad ones.) Was Rocky & Bullwinkle a comedy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sadly I think so

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: Righteous Kill was probably his best work though #50cent

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @IndyM: I bet we see Beede by May.

  106. Five-On-One says:
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    What do you think of trading away JD Mart or Jackie Bradley Jr. for a closer like Kimbrel or Osuna? If OK, would you rather give up JD Mart or JBJ and would you rather acquire Kimbrel or Osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade a cheaper hitter for a cheaper closer

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: MY OF is Trout, Springer, JDMart, JBJ, Gardner, Kepler, Dickerson, DeShields. His RPs are Osuna, Kimbrel, Allen, Holland, and Kintzler.

        1) I tried to order my OFs and his RPs in order from most desireable to least. Any corrections?

        2) I pitched the merits of Dickerson – he wasn’t buying, and asked for JDMart instead. I agree he is too much to give up for a closer (even if currently injured). Can you suggest a couple of proposals that make sense for me (and aren’t totally offensive)? 5×5, 12-team league. Maybe Kepler for Holland?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Sure 2. JBJ for Allen

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Grey: sorry, but a bit confused. Earlier you said not to trade JBS for Osuna or Kimbrel )trade a cheaper hitter for a cheaper closer). But then you suggest that JBJ for Allen is worth it. That means you see Allen as better than Osuna or Kimbrel by more than a smidge. Did I get that right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You asked me what I thought wouldn’t be offensive… I think he’d accept my offer… I wouldn’t trade for a closer, especially not a high priced one… I’d trade scraps for a guy like Benoit, if I had to, but I wouldn’t trade for saves… SAGNOF!

  107. dustyfingers says:
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    Haniger or Judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  108. G says:
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    Renfroe at coors today or Benitendi against Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  109. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1. Which minor league MI do you think has the biggest impact in the majors this year–F. Barreto, W. Adames, JP Crawford or A. Rosario?

    2. Limited moves league (20/yr), drop J. Gray or R. Ray for Bundy, Nova or Nola, or hold?

    3. 10×10 H2H, short-term CF: Haniger or Margot? I know you’re generally on Haniger above, and the league favors power, but I’m probably more in need of H, Avg and NetSB (my Util are Sano and B. Miller).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. None, Crawford 2. Ray for Nola 3. Haniger

  110. Miey says:
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    Trade pineda for finnegan 9×9 league? Anyway reed keeps the job

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, nope

  111. Jamie says:
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    I need to activate Bogaerts from NA. I have Owings at SS now. Do I drop Owings, Broxton, Kepler or Foltynewicz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  112. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Glasnow & Wheeler were dropped in a 16 man deep league. I’m currently rostering Hammel & Snell. Would you make a move for 1 or both of them & which pitcher would you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler over Snell

  113. ERad says:
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    Re: Rendon – sorry for the stutter – he missed the last week and a half of ST, so hoping he’s still figuring out his timing. But he needs to advantage of the next 10-14 days without Turner to show he belongs at the top of the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  114. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    So….someone dropped good Ol’ Davey Dahl in my ten teamer. I think he’s ruggedly handsome and a speed/Coors upgrade on Puig. Not to mention my wife likes the way he looks, which makes her more accepting of my fantasy addiction. I’m going to claim him and hope he comes back and steals all the at-bats. Here goes nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  115. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    It’s been a week+ of baseball, and all I have learned is that Duane Kuiper is neighbors with E-40. Nice write up as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  116. Nitro says:
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    Which side?
    Piscotty and E. Thames
    or
    J. Ramirez and Cutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  117. Esttherr says:
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    Reed or betances saves league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances

  118. Just finished listening to S-Town today …. I’ve enjoyed your references to it. What great storytelling. Podcasting is really becoming a mature media.

    Baseball questions, all for one of two deep 5×5 or 6×6 redraft roto leagues (both my teams have BA issues but are good in other hitting categories):

    1. Would you drop Kepler for Avisaíl García, Headley, Yunel Escobar, or Werth? Kepler’s the fifth OF I won’t necessarily need when I get Solar back.

    2. Are you patient with Brad Miller? I hate to drop a guy who hit 30 singers last year, but I don’t need the power that much and he hasn’t shown enough to be trade bait.

    3. Would you drop Grilli or Bailey for Doolittle or Joe Jimenez? (this league has holds and saves as separate categories and I need Ks and ratio help)

    4. Same holds league: Is Carter Capps or Houston Street a better DL stash when Soler comes off the DL?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on S-Town… 1. Hold 2. More patient than one week 3. Grilli for Doolittle 4. Capps

      • @Grey: Thanks a lot, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you, Enrique!

  119. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 teams, h2h, holds and saves , 50 moves for the whole season

    SPs: Verlander, Cotton, Cole, Joe Ross, Eickhoff, Duffy, Salazar
    RP: Chapman, Madson, Ramos, Rondon, Harris

    I dont need so many starters so i was thinking about dropping Ross (who is not coming up any time soon it seems). I would like to add either Rosenthal or Casilla speculating on them to become regular closers in the upcoming weeks and in the mean time i could also live with them prividing holds.

    Would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Casilla

  120. Eric says:
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    You have so many good BUY suggestions and so few you’d suggest dropping. I’m so conflicted! In honor of passover, may I Let My Buxton Go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  121. Vrugg says:
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    Kepler or Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  122. jbb says:
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    Finnegan or hammell
    Pineda or nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan… Pineda, tho Nova is safer

  123. Scott says:
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    Would you start bundy vs bos tonight? They aren’t exactly healthy. thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  124. Esttherr says:
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    Pineda or cotton
    Taijuan or cotton
    Taijuan or finnegan

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First ones

  125. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only (yahoo) Standard 5×5 Roto:

    Thought on this trade:

    Give:
    Hosmer
    Devon Travis
    Mitch Haniger
    Bedrosian

    Get:
    Altuve
    Devenski
    Mitch Moreland

    Current Roster
    c – Zunino
    1b – Hosmer
    2b – Travis
    ss – Lindor
    3b – Machado
    if – Healy
    of – Mookie
    of – Benintendi
    of – Kepler
    of – Melky Cabrera
    util – Haniger
    dl – Just Dong
    dl – Wilson Ramos
    bn – Leonys
    bn – Steve Pearce

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

    You buying into Haniger? Hate to give Bedrosian’s SV and K-rate, but I should be able to absorb the loss (trade partner has no closer). Not a Hosmer fan, but ended up with him in the draft somehow. Would be able to keep Altuve through 2018.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Altuve

  126. SteveA says:
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    Good stuff Grey.

    laughed out loud at the following from your lede…

    “…If someone tells you they know which one he’ll be, they’re lying. Would I own him? Sure. Would I always enjoy it? C’mon, man, pay attention!…”

    • SteveA says:
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      @SteveA:

      Especially the “…C’mon, man, pay attention!…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  127. Huddy says:
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    Limited season moves, own Tim Anderson and Owings at SS/Util. Drop any for Semien or hold. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  128. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Evening Grey, two quick ones…..

    1) 12 team 5×5 roto: Moreland or Joseph (who I have) as my CI. Or interchangeable?

    2) 12 team 5 x 5 roto: Have 3 empty spaces for pitching. Best 3 out of: Graveman, Morton, Corbin, Conley, Triggs, Glasnow, Bartolo, E-Rod. Or all streamers in a 12 team?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Moreland, yes 2. Graveman, Corbin, Conley

  129. dubjay says:
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    Was thinking about picking up a streamer for tomorrow.
    Which do you like better? Or do you think I’m insane for even considering this? Started Glasnow yesterday in my H2H league so swimming upstream(pun intended)already to start the week.
    A.Garrett @ PIT
    Z.Wheeler @ PHI
    T.Koehler vs ATL

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        I looked at SON. Hoping for more of a gut feeling. I like SON as a great tool to help sway my decision but prefer the gut feeling of a master prognosticator as yourself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON myself, so w/out looking Koehler

  130. Ron Pridgen says:
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    1) Renfroe, Kepler, Haniger, Parra – how you rankings them in a points league where all counting stats are weighted the same?

    2)Miller, Treinen, Watson, Bedrosian – which 3 for RP where Holds are +1 and Saves are +3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger, Kepler… Watson, Miller, Bedrosian

  131. Mello Yello says:
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    Rosenthal time baby!…just a matter of time if he pitches like that. #SAGNOF

    Cobb and Santana…I started off the year thinking I would stream one of those spots…now I’m not so sure…especially Santana…MLB Network through up this stat:

    Since June 25th of last year. ERA leaders for starting pitchers:

    Kyle Hendricks: 1.86
    Ervin Santana: 2.22
    Max Scherzer: 2.47

    …muy interesante. Living the good life right now tho. Only potential dilemma is who to drop when Thornburg and JBJ come off the DL…good times man. Keep being tremendous Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      *threw up…wow what a waste of letters saying “through up”

  132. Curious George Springer says:
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    Thinking I cut Glasnow to grab up Graveman. 10 team with 23-man rosters. Standard Yahoo settings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not, George?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Curious George Springer: There’s a line where “should I own Player A or Player B?” becomes “they’re all just matchup streams anyway.” This is over that line.

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Cram It: that’s what I was thinking, and Graveman’s next start comes before Glasnow’s. I guess my hesitation was around Glasnow’s perceived upside coming into the season being so high. Now it seems Graveman’s is at least as high.

  133. Fausto

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    Buy or Gsell?
    1. Kemp for my Carrasco? Fair/do better? (10Team H2H)
    2. Luis Severino or Wily Peralta? (18Team Roto)
    3. Sagnof Joe Jiminez? (18tm Roto) Benoit just went for $55 FAAB

    Thoughts/Thanks

    • Fausto

      FaustoCarmona says:
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      @FaustoCarmona: Whom did i anger at Razz HQ that I’m a “moderated commenter? I understand paying for Severino could warrant me being moderated and i apologize but its an 18 team!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t know why that keep happening to you, sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Do better 2. Neither, Severino 3. Sure

  134. Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! I’m going to Beantown on Friday, so I got seats on the monstah with hopes my love Brad Miller will put one of his balls in my lap. It’s not what it sounds like. Or maybe it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t wear the ‘Brad Miller is my boyfriend’ t-shirt

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: ha, noted.

  135. jack florida says:
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    for anyone interested–Yankee 5th starter will be mark Montgomery, most likely starting tomorrow

    i saw him pitch multiple times during spring training, he has great location and movement, however has has had walk issues in the minors. lots of ground balls —so iam taking a shot on my 20 team 35 man roster leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff, Jack Florida!

      • jack florida says:
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        sorry –jordan montgomery

    • Fausto

      FaustoCarmona says:
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      @jack florida: thank you sir…im in an 18tm and my rotation is archer lackey gausman and a bunch of 3-5’s. i couldnt force myself to spend 25% auction $ on 1 SP.

  136. In my start 1 C league, as always I waited until the last round of my draft for a C (as I always do), but my league-mates punished me for it (and ironically themselves) by carrying 2 C each for the first time ever. Dumb, as their rosters have a boat anchor on their bench, and I’m sure someone will drop a C I can use later, but for now in an epic battle of “meh” vs “poop emoji”, who you like better, McCann (DET) or Wieters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

      • @Grey: while acknowledging McCann’s HR today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One game isn’t changing my opinion, but if you wanna go McCann, go for it

          • @Grey: more the 3 he’s hit so far this year. Probably just schmotatoing. I don’t know McCann well enough to know, and I feel like I know Wieters way too well after years of disappointment.

            I’ll grab Wieter.

            Wait – Wieters or Castro (another dude I know jack about)?

            My gift for your knowledge: best video I’ve seen in a while, shout out to Bobby Valentine.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, the breaking the truck window was pretty great

                • @Grey: yeah – I’d never seen that one. Pretty sure they never drove behind home plate in the middle of an inning again after that.

                  Always love the players eating fan food, too.

                  Nothing beats a manager getting ejected then coming back with a disguise. I roll every time.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Cougs worked with Bobby V a few times, she said he’s a cut-up, her words

                    • @Grey: he’s hilarious oh MLB network, And any other time he’s on TV.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He was projected for 7 HRs in March, so I’d say just hot, but maybe he’s breaking out…Can try it, I mean, it’s just a catcher….

              • @Grey: yeah; I don’t know why I care. I never want to spend anything on catchers. I think I’ll settle on Wieters because his average won’t hurt me too much. When he gets hurt I’ll grab the next best scrub.

                Wonder how the Posey owners are enjoying his ADP about now. I love me some Posey, but yesesh was he overpriced this year. The concussion doesn’t help.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never pay for catchers!

  137. joeg414 says:
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    Ryu or Wheeler in a deep mixed 6×6 roto

    • Cram It says:
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      @joeg414: Forget Wheeler.

    • Fausto

      FaustoCarmona says:
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      @joeg414: Wheeler is the NL version of Pineda. Might be the actual Spanish/English translation as well.

  138. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    How about that Finnegan-Glasnow matchup? Looked like a Zito-Zambrano game from back in the game. Might as well just leave the bat on your shoulder.

    Grabbed Benoit in a couple of leagues on the cheap two nights ago. Makes me think of the Marlins situation a bit. Everyone seems to think that the next in line for saves out there is Bearclaw, but I’d be shocked if Ziegler didn’t get the next crack at the job if Ramos falters.

    On the subject of closers-in-waiting, Joe Jimenez was called up by the Tigers. I’m definitely keeping a close eye on him. Could see him thriving in the 9th eventually. Archie Bradley is another dark horse to close. Two plus pitches and is pretty good at keeping the ball in the park. He has the perfect failed-starter-turned-into-elite-reliever profile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice callback….

      Agree w/ Ziegler, but also thought Neshek might sneak in in Philly, so who knows

      Agreed on Joe-Jim, I think he closes in August/Sept after K-Rod is traded

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Neris has proven to be comfortable and effective in a setup role, while Benoit is clearly a trade chip for a non-contender. Not to mention the fact that keeping Neris out of the 9th is likely to keep his arbitration costs down. Same sort of thing in Miami, except Ziegler is on a two-year deal. Either way, he’s cost-controlled and Bearclaw isn’t. Also has that mystical closer experience. Surprised that more people don’t look at it that way.

        Jimenez, Knebel, Bradley, Hudson, etc. could easily be closing by late July, if not sooner. Dyson might not last the month. Jim Johnson could be moved too. The closer carousel keeps on turning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mystical closer experience I think weighs in about 95% of manager’s decisions.. Dyson looks so done

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Haha, yup! And I only touched on the Texas situation because Bush is generally thought of as the next in line and I happen to agree with that. He should be owned everywhere. It’s only a matter of time.

            • Grey

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              I’d say he’s next to become closer, Dyson looks headed for a Disgraceful List stint

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, the ice is cracking under Dyson’s feet. He should fall through if he blows the next save opp.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Exactly

                  • GG says:
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                    @Grey: Come on, he looked great tonight.

                    Delusional Dyson Owner

                    Tomorrow’s headline idea: “Nothing sucks like a Dyson”

    • @Big Magoo: I streamed Finnegan. My weekly opponent drafted Glasgow. While there were no real winners here, I can’t help but think I had the upper hand since at least my ERA didn’t suffer and I could drop Finnegan painlessly, while my opponent remains attached to Glasnow. Brutal.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Lucky Dog: No harm, no foul with streamers. Just cut em loose. No reason to hang onto either player in redrafts when they’re struggling.

    • Fausto

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      @Big Magoo:Big Magoo I hope youre right on Archie, J. Jiminez, and Ziggy Marlin, if so ill have 5 CL from August-ish which will bode me well.

      • Big Magoo

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        @FaustoCarmona: Expecting to hit on more than one out of those three is just being greedy, haha. I do think that all of them have a shot to make some noise. Just need the opportunity.

  139. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How many more bad weeks from Schoop (or Brad Miller) would you wait before dropping them in a 12 team weekly league ($100 faab, no $0 moves) for chopt Saladino in your MI spot? Average could be an issue for my team, in case relevant. If Schoop is batting 8th, his upside seems lower than preseason expectations…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks – yeah I was even thinking end of April. Those FAAB $ are precious!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: You can’t put a finite time frame on these things. If a guy goes 0 for the next week, you’re not waiting until the end of April. But a mid-round guy you drafted, you have to give more than a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About a month

  140. Cram It says:
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    You should think about going the Soup Nazi route with your responses.

    I told you to look at SON! That’s it, no more questions for you today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  141. Esttherr says:
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    Have taijuan, hammell, gsellman , neris he has cotton and finnegan any trade you see if I add neris in 9×9 leaue

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel and Gsellman for Cotton or Finnegan?

  142. SteveA says:
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    12 tm (240+ rostered), 5×5, redraft

    Would you deal Strasburg (or Gerrit Cole) for Paxton and McCullers?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @SteveA: If you can deal Cole for Paxton and McCullers that is highway robbery….do it and run….

  143. FrankGrimes says:
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    Buxton is hot garbage.

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @FrankGrimes: HAT TRICK!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such hot garbage

  144. lucasred says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick 2

    Parra, Dickerson, Kepler.

    Have JBJ and Dahl on DL :(

    • lucasred says:
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      @lucasred: David Peralta on waivers as well

    • Cram It says:
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      @lucasred: I guess it’s not “Moreland or To-Jo Day”. It’s still “Dickerson or Kepler Day”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra, Dickerson

  145. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Are you buying Steven Souza? I’ve seen about 10 of his at bats so far, and his pitch recognition seems improved. If he can get his K% under 25%, a break could be coming. He’s still only 27 (almost 28). I pivoted to him in the two places where I owned Buxton.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I am. But that’s because I need lightning in a bottle in ‘Perts league.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah I went to check on his status and saw the dreaded CI. I’m headed to Tampa on Thursday, so I’ll see a week worth of his at bats.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Souza might be a streaky player, but at least he produces at times. Buxton looks completely lost. Definitely regretting drafting him, even though I only own one share. Thinking about cutting him loose myself.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Big Magoo: It’s reaching epic proportions now. Over 50% K rate? He gotta go.

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @Cram It: I won’t hesitate to swap him out at the first good opportunity, but I’m waiting for the right player. Might as well give Buxton another week or two rather than add someone like Andrew Toles, you know?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Big Magoo: I was thinking that way heading into the weekend and was giving him until this Sunday, but I’m starting to wonder if Tebow would look this bad.

              • Cram It says:
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                @Big Magoo: I hear ya, depends on options. Won’t destroy you much worse if you wait another week.

                • Big Magoo

                  Big Magoo says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: @Cram It: It’s hard to believe that anyone could look this bad. At least Tebow might run into one every once in awhile.

                  And Cram – there’s no way that I’d let Buxton put up zeroes and destroy my average in the process. He’s stashed on my bench for now. Have Braun, Cespedes, Eaton, Mazara, Holliday, and Jankowski as my OFs in that league anyway, so I can afford to wait a bit if needed.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Big Magoo: Don’t get me started on Jank. I have no idea what to do with him. Is he playing? Will he get on base? Will he run if he does???

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Jank’s killing me in one league, luckily, it’s a league where I can let one guy kill me cause I own hitters who are actually hitting…Not my RCL

                    • Big Magoo

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                      @Cram It: Pure SAGNOF. If he doesn’t start hitting soon, he’ll probably start losing ABs to Dickerson in a few weeks and then become completely useless though. Blash is still in the mix too.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Big Magoo: Agree, I was very skeptical, but I wondered if much of it was sour grapes from ranking him #1 over Seager last year. I have so many redraft teams, I figured I’d diversify and grab him in a couple of RCLs. Due to this it wasn’t hard to cut bait.

            Best stat I’ve heard on Buxton: He has more career MLB strikeouts (176+3 today) than MLB total bases (173). That’s awful, the best part is the only thing he’s done more than strikeout in the majors is step to the plate. That’s it.

            Oh yeah and he’s wearing a golden sombrero from this afternoon’s game.

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah, wanted to diversify my portfolio a bit too. Convinced myself that the talent is there! This could be the year he puts it all together! The usual junk. Looks like a wasted pick at this point.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @Big Magoo: I will say this, at least he’s not hitting .200 with 1 homer and 2 steals. At least he’s such a bag of shizz that it’s an easy drop.

                Us fantasy players really wanted to make Buxton happen. As Grey/Regina George would say, “he’s our fetch”.

                • Big Magoo

                  Big Magoo says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: He’s that lottery ticket that you decide to spring for once the jackpot swells, then predictably yields nothing.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Nice. Enjoy! Hope you see some Souza-bombs while you’re there ;)

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Cram It: Me too! We’re going to a Rays game next week. I’m going to hit up some Florida State League games while I’m there too. Blue Jays, Pirates, Phillies, and Tigers Class A advanced squads.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I always liked him — decent power, some steals — but he seems to have oblique, hamstring, some injury problems 3 times a year

  146. Don Majikowski says:
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    Getting Really Painful to stomach Buxton 0-4 w 3 k’s every day… Is he going to bust out of this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  147. H says:
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    I’m a Gary Sanchez owner, pick up Weiters, Leon, or James McCann?

    Need to choose one, Haniger Bruce, Margot or Corey Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters — Bruce

  148. Robert says:
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    Drop Kepler for Renfroe, Souza, Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for your expertise!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you for your patronage!

  149. OaktownSteve says:
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    In my one redraft league I had Meyers queued and got snaked on the pick before and picked Abreu and thought to myself…damn that’s a huge tier drop right there. I’m just going to stroke a pussy cat all year and mutter, “safe and consistent is still good.”

    Morton was 96 when he came back last year before they changed the velo machine. Also he was career 92 so something is clearly going on. He’s looked good in stretches. I don’t think having back to back starts against the same team helped him a lot. Tho it didn’t bother Paxton but that is because he’s titties right now. He’s top 10 stuff in the game. Please be healthy, Mr. Paxton.

    What is the over under on HRs a’gin Weaver at Coors today? I’ll set it at 3.

    My five year old is playing in a coach pitch league this year and some of the kids, when they walk to the plate you know they will never hit the ball and the coach will have to throw the obligatory 20 pitches before the haul out the tee for the kid. I call this a “Buxton.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d set over/under at 5

      HA — re: Buxton

      I should’ve reached on Myers

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Any thoughts on Cotton’s start?

      How about Graveman maintaining his current success? He’s been throwing over 90% sinkers.

  150. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Dentist should get the start against Skaggs today. Rua/Profar haven’t done squat either so the door is ajar, as my old Toyota used to say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’m hoping Conforto plays

  151. Mattingly's moustache says:
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    No love for Adam Eaton going 3-4 with 3 rbi’s?

    Tough crowd, tough crowd

  152. Esttherr says:
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    Turner/kemp both on dl playing a man Dan down right now in of have 1 add left for the week grab an of or try and get desmond who just hit waivers?

    H2h 10 person league first week of season half team was auto drafed so used most my adds didn’t know kemp would hit dl. He’s killing me in pitching already up 8-1 I think I can get him in saves/era/whip at least and should be able to grab a couple hitting Cats plaYing a man down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  153. Bain says:
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    Finnegan or cotton 9×9 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cotton, flip a coin

  154. joe is a popular name says:
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    How much better is Gausman over a streamer? He was dropped and I’m trying to decided whether or not to burn a waiver for him in a 12 team standard.
    SP: Cole, Maeda, Jon Gray, Bundy, Graveman, Shoemaker (dropping)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better, how much? I don’t know how to qualify that

      • joe is a popular name says:
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        @Grey: good question, i don’t know the answer to that. I’ll ask another, would you take him over any of my last 4 spots (Gray, Bundy, Graveman, Shoe)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over them, yeah…

  155. B the Esq. says:
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    Great write up! Drop Eaton or Odubel for Haniger? 10 team H2H categories league on Yahoo….Belt better as a UTIL than any of those 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  156. Ocho says:
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    Am I giving up to much pitchin staff is
    Lackey, mcullers, pineda, walker, gsellman, gray, Hamel
    9×9 league

    Gsellman, Hammell, neris for finnegan

    Gsellman,hammel, betances for cotton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Neris

  157. Chris says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP league

    I trade DeGrom, Chris Davis and Kelvin Herrera for Daniel Murphy, Cory Seager and Ottavino

    Seager would replace Brad Miller. Offense now is Lucroy, Davis, Odor, Frazier, Miller, Bautista, Khris Davis, Pollock, Broxton, ODB, Brantley, Desmond

    Staff is Strasburg, DeGrom, Paxton, Tanaka, Taillon, Eickhoff, Snell, Chapman, Diaz, Giles, Herrera, Betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  158. Ocho says:
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    Add alcides, polanco, torryeres, simmons, marwin 9×9 cats
    Replacing segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  159. M says:
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    Any thoughts on Avasail Garcia’s hot start?

  160. B the Esq. says:
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    J. Upton, Odubel Herrera, Adam Eaton, Hanniger…….rank ’em RoS…..Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel, Eaton

  161. jon says:
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    Cody Allen has started his season with 9 strikeouts and no walks in 3.2 innings. Thats sexy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  162. Warren says:
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    Grey approved ?

    I give Carpenter and Pineda
    I get Odor!

    OBP league makes this closer but I’m happy to get the stink on my squad and avoid the headache of starting or benching Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  163. The Great Knoche says:
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    See Craig. Why would you not hit Broxton 2nd. He performed there all spring and look what happens when he hits there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please let him get hot!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: please let him steal 30.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All of it!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: There’s a slam and legs. Is it greedy to ask for a double slam, double legs?

            • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              @The Great Knoche: AHAHAHAHAH, some twit just dropped keon in 16 team land with OPS/hits

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, we want more!

  164. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    16 team h2h with OPS/hits added. lost segura for a bit here.
    C vogt
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS
    3B torenado
    OF (3) puig/other white fish/trumbo
    util keon/to-jo
    BN kepler
    just recently dropped j.polanco for keon, which looks ugly now since these are my SS options
    o.arcia/cozart/espinosa/mercer

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: guessing i gotta go arcia from losing a steals guy. also it’s “daily-tomorrow” yahoo so even if cozart was the answer i don’t know if he even plays tomorrow. have 3 moves left for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  165. Huddy says:
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    Do we drop Thames for Broxton? (And it begins)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  166. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    14 team with only saves. 4 spots. have all of madson/kimbrel/familia/bearclaw/capps (DL). drop which of madson/bearclaw for bush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: yeah i’m reading that doolittle (vs lefties), casilla (vs righties) and madson as best RP with guys on base, and probably least saves out of these. dull actually best overall anyway.

  167. FrankGrimes says:
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    Shoulda listened to Mr Mxyzptlk in the
    espn get him in your lineup dept
    Son of a bench Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  168. Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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    Sorry if you’ve answered this, are you holding both Kepler and Buxton? 11 tm

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Hooray A Marte Partayyy: like in all of these type questions, who would you be dropping them for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For now

  169. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i batty called Domingo tonight and he hit a HR, thats 2 straight games, who do i keep him or Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. i know theyre more or less all streamers (or rp), but who do you like best of t walker, ryu, folty, musgrove or devenski?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  171. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    oh sweet jebus there’s a guy on ATL who’s name is just a mishmash of a bunch of already existing names, it’s camargo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  172. mike says:
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    Should I drop leonys martin , shawn kelley , beltran, for owings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  173. Frank Lynch says:
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    Do you think Devenski will be a starter soon? I’m either thinking of dropping Walker or Treinen. what r your thoughts? thnx

  174. Frank Lynch says:
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    l

  175. DonnieB says:
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    I need a replace,ent for Segura. Starling Castro or Cesar Hernandez? Thanks Grey.

  176. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Need trade thoughts. 12 team league 6×6 holds and ops are extra categories

    Would you trade sal Perez and Velazquez for lucroy and justin Wilson

    My staff is degrom maeda nova Velazquez taijon Walker joe Ross and rodon on the dl

    Thanks

  177. ferris says:
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    Wellington Castillo or Russell Martin in roto (with ops as 6th cat)?

  178. letsgobravos says:
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    Cespedes 3 homers for one of my teams! Hooray!

    Cespdedes 3 homers (as part of a 7 homer/19 RBI day) for my opponent in another league! FMFBBL!

  179. Dommattingly says:
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    I have Grandal and Chris Davis for 1B and C. Do I want Vogt or Duda for depth?

  180. marimon says:
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    Someone dropped JD Martinez, going to use my 1st waiver and drop Russell Martin (have Realmuto. )

    Pomeranz and T. Walker are available. What move(s) would you make?

    My team:
    B: Realmuto, Rizzo, Freeman, Odor, K. Seager, Lindor, Donaldson, Kinsler, B. Hamilton, Yasmani, Haniger, Owings, I. Desmond, Kris Davis, Russell Martin
    SP: Lackey, Lynn, Nova, Nola, Richards, Hendricks, Finnegan, Price, Rodon

    • marimon says:
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      @marimon: How much to bid for JD out of $100?

  181. FrankGrimes says:
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    I hate fucking closers!

  182. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    AL only h2h with QS over wins

    have duffy/gibson/skaggs/snell/tomlin/quintana/shoemaker/morton. drop anybody for any of

    -hahn (supposedly going @ KC on thursday, not yet in SON, but alcantara who IS in SON for that date has the ugly -15)

    -montgomery NYY (not yet in yahoo and won’t be by tomorrow’s game)

    -hughes (good last time) @ DET -14.6
    vs CLE -10.5

    – boyd (really good today) @ CLE -16.3

    -m.gonzalez (good last time out) @ CLE -21.3
    @ NYY -12.2

    – my own guys:
    tomlin vs WSOX 4.2, @ MIN -5.5
    skaggs @ HOU -7.6 (and was bad in a 12.5 today)
    gibson @ DET -16.7, vs CLE -18.1

  183. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    What are your thoughts on this trade offer I just got. I give up Kenta Maeda for Adam Jones? Would you make that deal?

  184. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    Without knowing anything about my team other than having an empty bench spot(&10tm h2h cat keeper -keep 12), in terms of potential long term upside, who would you pick up out of:
    H.Pence, G.Parra, E. Suarez, M. Moreland, S. Leon, S.souza jr, or skip the extra bench bat and grab tony Watson (RP)
    Thanks

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