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When did Opening Day for the Padres become a laugher?  Was it when Corey Seager (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) homered off Christian Bethancourt?  You might remember Bethancourt was a catcher last year, but the Padres brought him back this year as a reliever.  If the Padres are going to make every one of their terrible hitters a reliever, their bullpen is going to get crowded.  Maybe that wasn’t the moment it became as cringeworthy as Michael Jackson/Lisa Marie’s romance.  Maybe it was the moment Jhoulys Chacin was pulled after giving up nine earned in 3 1/3 IP.  Considering this was the Padres’ best starter, the game score for their fifth best starter is going to be 38 to 1.  Maybe the moment an 0-162 season became a possibility was when Yasmani Grandal (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 2nd home run, tying Madison Bumgarner for the major league lead.  Or maybe it was the moment Manuel Margot (1-for-4, 1 run, hitting leadoff) tried to take first base after three balls, because he was facing Kershaw, and no one wants to face Clayton Kershaw (7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks).  Kershaw must’ve felt like Meatloaf when he mowed down Dan Cortese’s 1999 Rock n Jock team.  Oh, and haven’t even mentioned Joc Pederson (1-for-3, 5 RBIs with his 1st homer, a grand slam).  He never gets any love in the preseason, but I can’t ever (I mean never) move past that he was the first 30/30 guy in the PCL in 80 years.  Kinda wish I owned Pederson in more (any) leagues.  Well, looks like LA now owns San Diego’s Chargers and Chacin.  Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles might be the next beneficiary.  Though, if LA takes San Diego’s navy, it’ll prolly only be used in a West Hollywood musical featuring Village People songs.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Schimpf – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, a blast off Kershaw.  I’m gonna start calling him, “——pf’s Bang!”

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two home runs (1, 2).  True story:  Rudy writes the titles, and I was like, “I need an Odor title, he should be the opening paragraph,” and he said, “Odor’s been the lede for the last two months.”  He has a point.

Delino DeShields – Didn’t play.  *removes comforter from bed of nails, removes bedspread, climbs to top of dresser, jumps onto bed of nails*

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  We’re going to find out if CarGomez latched onto the Rangers with the dead cat bounce or stray cat strut.

Yu Darvish – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks vs. Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 5 ER.  Exhibit B on why I want to bench all of my starters the 1st week.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Maybe my sushi chef was wrong when he told me 2016 was the best year for fluke.

Steven MatzMets revealed Matz has a flexor tendon strain.  I imagine Matz’s elbow tendon like the rubber band used as a mafia wallet.  “Hey, Joey Doughnuts, you got a hundred singles for a hundred?  Crap, too late, my wallet rubber band snapped.”

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, but left early with a blister and will have his next start bumped from Saturday to Sunday.  Though, knowing the Mets, they hired Rich Hill to treat pitchers’ blisters.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal as he hit 2nd.  Said like Cher from Clueless, “As…DRUBAL!”

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Fun fact!  The TSA pats down Teheran longer than 13-year-olds.

Roberto Osuna – Expected back after minimum time on DL.  Papi Smear’s cervical spasm must be feeling better.  In the mean’s while, I’ll hold Jason Grilli (1 IP, 1 ER), though, yesterday, was obvi not gorge.  The preceding was a sentence aimed at attracting more millennials.  C’mon, this is better than eSports!

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Why wasn’t he drafted like he was the same as Edwin Encarnacion (who homered too)?  Position eligibility?  Not sure that’s the reason.  Not sure there is a reason.

Tyler Saladino – Was set to hit leadoff before the rainout.  Last year, he had eight homers and 11 steals in 93 games and stole 25 bags in Triple-A the year before.  For what it’s Werth, I own him in one mixed league.

Cam Bedrosian – The Sciosciapath said he plans to use a closer by committee.  Just when you thought Dusty was the worst for how late he announced Treinen as closer, The Sciosciapath steps up his stupid.  I grabbed Andrew Bailey in two leagues just in case The Sciosciapath’s stupid knows no bounds, though, by grabbing Bailey, I may be as stupid.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Who’s this guy?  New guy in the league?

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Let me be the first person (probably not the first) to say, it looks like homers are back again this year.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4 and two home runs (1, 2).  Seriously, whatever secret tight-wrapping, Guatemalan baseball factory Our Commissioner Manfred was using last year, he’s using it again.

Santiago Casilla – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Usually I’d say something here like, “Oh, man, they are so dumb!  They didn’t use their best reliever for the ninth!  So dumb, dummy, dumb!”  But, in the A’s case, I don’t know if they have a good reliever.  I guess Dull’s had his moments, even if there’s usually never a Dull one.  Madson’s okay, but, yeah, okay isn’t great.  Doolittle’s not exactly do much.  So, I guess grab Casilla, but this could be an ugly committee.

Edinson Volquez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Edinson’s fine in deep leagues.  Related/unrelated note:  can’t we get Marlins Man to go on Shark Tank and convince Mark Cuban to buy the Marlins?  Over 75% of their fans are Cuban!

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  His velocity was there, regularly pinging 98 on the gun.  A tad bit more than JB in flip-flops and ankle brace.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3 and his 1st home run.  I have him on three teams this year, and he was prolly the number one reason for excitement about a late-1st round pick in snake drafts.  Like Harvey Keitel would say, we shouldn’t start giving each other reach-arounds just yet, but I have a feeling we’re gonna love owning Bryce this year.  He wants to prove why he’s worth about $5,000 million.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Mini Donkey was my first batty call of the season!  *turns to mirror*  I love you for everything you are and for everything you want to be.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Must be a Rockies’ thing because Bud Black has seemed to pick up were Walt Weiss left off, and never officially named a closer, but Holland appears to be the man.  So, with Holland in the role, you can put your two lips on Ottavino and kiss him goodbye.

Jon Gray – 4 IP, 5 ER.  All right, so that could’ve went better, but he did get seven Ks.  *sees it was against the Brewers*  Okay, every starter should get at least seven Ks against the Brewers.  *looks at Stream-o-Nator to see if Gray will be home in his next start*  Maybe we should’ve thought through this whole owning a Rockies starter thing.

Junior Guerra – Headed to the DL after leaving with a calf strain.  Bring up Josh Hader!  Kidding, prolly too early for him.  Instead, the Brewers will likely jump on the Cravy boat.

Keon Broxton – 0-for-3 and a steal as he hit sixth.  We should have a glossary term for when you’re watching a game and it’s on a few-second time delay but you also have your fantasy team window open and you already see what the player has done before it happens.  Please suggest in the comments, thank you.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks and the win as he beat out Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  This matchup had more coincidences than a M. Night Shyamalan movie.  A Duffy starred in Dallas; the Cowboys play in Irving, which sounds like Ervin; Danny (Duffy; Ervin) Santana plays for the Twins and Ervin Santana moved into an apartment complex with a mermaid named Danny.  Weird, right?

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Did I say Kepler (1-for-4, 1 run)?  I meant, Sano!  Kidding (sorta).  I know it’s terrible Kepler’s batting 8th, but you have to give your players a little bit of time into the season.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he hit out of the two hole.  Speaking of which, it’s good to have you back, Moistasskiss!

Bronson Arroyo – On track to start Saturday in St. Louis.  St. Louis radar guns have been preparing by clocking Frisbee tosses in a nearby dog park.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 2 ER and the ugly save.  Jeanmar is like Omar from The Wire, except it is everyone else in the vicinity whistling and carrying a bat.  If Hector Neris isn’t owned in your league, he should be.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Somehow I ended up with Galvis on a bunch of teams, because he was forgotten on draft day since everyone assumes J.P. Crawford is going to be promoted in June.  In most leagues where you can draft Galvis with the last pick, I’m pretty sure you can grab someone off waivers when Crawford comes up.

Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, but F-Her left with groin tightness.  Groin tightness, huh?  He must’ve drafted Rougned Odor too!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Keuchel vs. F-Her was a matchup of two number ones that Grey wanted no part of!  That’s what everyone calls them, right?  No?  Oh, okay.

George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Also, in this game, Carlos Correa (1-for-2, 2 RBIs) hit his first homer.  Good day yesterday for the players I put in my 2nd round.  If only I put Max Kepler in the 2nd round!

Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Lesson here is never underestimate chain workouts, and next year draft 2 Chainz and/or Mr. T.

Rick Porcello – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Murray Chass has already filled out his 2017 Cy Young ballot.  He’s seen enough!

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 5 ER in Fenway for that classic Opening Day matchup of the Pirates vs. the Red Sox.  I remember the first time I took notice of this classic matchup.  It was the 1903 World Series.  The Pirates were facing off against the Boston Americans, and the Pirates ended up losing the Series in eight games.  This was before people realized it was real hard to guarantee a winner in an eight-game series.  Deacon Phillippe won three of the first four games, but then lost the final two of the series before going back to his church and inventing the French Dip sandwich by accidentally dipping a Holy Eucharist into a Jew’s mouth then removing it quickly.

 
  1. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Alex Cobb worth owning in 10 team league?

  2. TheTheory says:
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    Me, checking my team pages: “Home runs everywhere!”
    Me, scrolling down to pitching: “Oh what the f…”
    *closes tab in disgust*

    • Shitwolf says:
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      @TheTheory:

      hahahaha yup! I own Tanaka and Gray in my RCL… I picture one of them throwing up and the other taking a shit directly on my pitching stats.

  3. Omrider says:
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    Anticlimactistat

    • Trevor says:
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      @Omrider: Premature eJack-ulation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Omrider: Nice, will add it to list to Rudy!

  4. thatguy says:
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    What do you call it when you’re watching a game and it’s on a few-second time delay but you also have your fantasy team window open and you already see what the player has done before it happens?

    I call it “finding out that Gray was yet again wrong on DeShizz a few seconds before I otherwise would have.”

    Too long for a glossary term?

  5. Scott says:
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    So is it too early to cut deshields? I assumed he was the LF and leadoff guy. I guess a .450 obp and like 14 sb in spring wasn’t enough. I also penciled him in my lineup at utility since rendon was out and couldn’t change it b/c my other guys played early.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Depends on options but i wouldn’t dump him after 1 game

    • Jensen says:
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      @Scott: What size is your league.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Scott: I did yesterday when he didn’t start. Life’s too short to determine whether DeShields will start or not on a daily basis… He’s not worth it.

      • chris says:
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        Margot? Need an OF who can provide sb. This is a reserve OF for me but like to have a sb threat in there who I can also use if needed. My team needs a little more sb too and I am stacked in the power so Deshields playing everyday and possibly leading off was a perfect fit for my team. Anyone else who can steal 30 is owned except L Martin. I have Dahl on the DL btw.

      • chris says:
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        Margot? Need an OF who can provide sb. This is a reserve OF for me but like to have a sb threat in there who I can also use if needed. My team needs a little more sb too and I am stacked in the power so Deshields playing everyday and possibly leading off was a perfect fit for my team. Anyone else who can steal 30 is owned except L Martin. I have Dahl on the DL btw.

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Margot is on my radar. Need a reserve OF w/upside

  6. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    How in the world is Sciosciapath still the manager ? Cam throws fire, is 25 years old, and Street and Bailey are Jeanmar with too many miles. He must have incriminating videos of Moreno.

      • DonnieB says:
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        Wives are best friends it is said.

  7. DrEasy says:
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    The Miami Cubans! Makes too much sense.

  8. trogdor says:
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    Thanks, Grey. I grabbed Andrew Bailey. ( not like THAT though…) is it just me or do ALL CLOSERS SUCK THIS SEASON? All the mangers do, too, for that matter. Somebody should coax Jim Leyland out if retirement.

    • hondo says:
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      @trogdor: He’s got leverage after the WBC,but I doubt he’d come back unless they changed the discriminatory(towards old white guys with yellow mustaches)rule about chain smoking in the dugout.

    • bigbear says:
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      @trogdor: Viva los Ken Giles!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trogdor: I don’t think we have many closer shituations so far

  9. Strike a pose says:
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    Déjà Vogt
    How I missed you grey

  10. hondo says:
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    Deja View

    • J-FOH says:
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      @hondo: Dejalorean View?

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: Both of these are the same as Deja Vu IMO. And there’s no reference to baseball.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: the first one is word play obviously and mine for funzies is a razzball thing…becaus….you know…..deloreans. But since you’re regulating things peg boy doesn’t sound very baseball

          • Cram It says:
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            @J-FOH: Yeah but Vu basically means View. Hey, if people can vote for, I can vote against. But no one’s vote matters anyway because this is not a democracy.

            We should be able to work peg boy into this. Hmmm…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Cram It: haha. I only know Dena Vu the strip club.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: you know I can’t help myself with an opportunity to portmanteau. I have a portmanteau problem and I blame razzball for it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @hondo: I like this one!

    • Don says:
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      @hondo: +1

    • Roger Anderson says:
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      @hondo: +1

    • Hawk says:
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      @hondo:

      +1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: Sorry, meant that for JFOH… Yours is solid, Hondo, will pass to Rudy

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up, man! Loved it!

    a. Yu shook me all night long, but it could have been worse. I did rock Porcello and Kershaw in that other league where I have no bats – including McClutchin’ my knee’s 0/4 with 3ks for the silver sombrero!

    b. Going to a video teleconference in 10 minutes so…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for April 4

    Delmare’s wife: ‘That’s his writin’.’
    Rambo: ‘Like I said, he’s a friend. My name is John Rambo. We served on the same team together in Nam. I don’t know if he ever talked about me…I’ve got a picture of us together. Somewhere…’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Folked says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Great post! My favorite Rambo line. “if it bleeds, we can kill it.”

  12. Griff says:
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    Grey,
    Great write up as usual. Couple of questions for a 12 team roto dynasty. Which pitcher do you like better long term: Jon Gray or Blake Snell?
    Which bat is better to own: greg bird or devon travis? Either one would be for depth.

    Griff

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Griff: I would roll with Travis. He would have better all around production compared to Bird IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Griff: Snell — Bird

  13. Mike in Busan says:
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    Thanks, Grey, I never knew that Meryl Streep loved Odor like we do.
    As for the window, call it the spoiler tab, maybe?
    I wanted to bench my closers, too, after Britton came in for two high-whip innings and the Orioles didn’t even bother to score until after he was taken out. Damn you, Showalter!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Ha! True. From a RL perspective, I was impressed Showalter actually put Britton in during a tie game instead of leaving one in the chamber like he did in the Wildcard game last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: She’s a big fan! Meh on glossary suggestion

  14. Packers says:
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    Talking about dumb managers, Jeff Banister comes out of the dugout to question a call on the field. The play was the Indians had runners on 2nd and 3rd, one out and the batter hits a fly ball to left field the runner at 3rd tags and scores however C. Santana doesn’t tag at 2nd, so the Rangers throw to 2nd base for the 3rd out. All very basic rules that JV high school coaches teach their players but Bannister asks if the run counts. I love baseball but the money these guys make and the stupid base running that occurs and the personnel decisions are ridiculous. My rant.

  15. Rossbeef says:
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    Premature Evaluation = live stat cast ruining delayed live game feed

  16. Tony C says:
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    I like your recommendation on Hector Neris. Is Nate Jones a better pickup than Neris? I have one bench hitter. Would you drop my extra OF, Renfroe for Neris or Jones? I currently own Herrera and Dreinen. This is a 12 team 10×10 H2H league. My other OFs are Trumbull, Khris D, Buxton and Broxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: I’d go Neris, forget Jones for now

  17. Ian says:
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    HI Grey!

    Would the prudent RCL manager drop these three relievers for 3 batty calls today? Or are they too valuable?
    Lorenzon
    DAniel Hudson
    Joe Kelly
    Thanks

    • Grey

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      @Ian: Drop them

  18. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This is the time of year where draft fomo is the highest – when I see the guys I wanted to draft, but didn’t, doing well…then give dirty side eye to Delino.

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How much FAAB (out of 100) would you guys spend on Neris and/or Bush in a 12 team weekly league where you only have 2 closers and they’re Cam and Familia?

    Assuming it’s still Gomez for the next week or two at least, I thought $2 would do the trick, but want to be sure to lock up some future saves before it hurts me too much.

  20. here comes the pizza says:
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    Already looking for possible streamers this week after Tanaka and Gomez torpedoed my era/whip. SoN likes Sabathia today and well I guess that’s where my rotation is at right now

  21. Foul balls says:
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    Being an old guy, and hearing people claim father son bonding is an admirable way in developing a solid relationship have never played fantasy baseball. Last year under your excellent tout i ledge and proclamation for Odor, I traded V-mart for Odor to my almost to be 33 year old fantasy baseball junkie kid. Steamed at me for the rest of the year, father bonding was required, I advised him to start reading razzball and soak up all the advice Grey provides. Seems he listened this year in our 16 team league in the second round 25th pick one pick ahead of me he drafts Odor. Father son bonding has flown out the window now that fantasy baseball season has begun thanks to you and all at razzball.

  22. Lessnaur says:
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    Glossary Term: Score-Shadowing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lessnaur: That’s my favorite so far!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Lessnaur: definitely the best I’ve seen so far

  23. Chicken Shack says:
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    Another entertaining and informative summary. The best place to start the day waking up with morning coffee. Way Better than Folgers and screw that Tang crap.

    My take on the S’Path. He wants Bedrosian to earn the job based on results like all other position players do in real games. That is how he rolls.

    They will give the job to Street so they create trade value. Of course, they will take some garbage 5th starter and make him their #2. LOL at Nolasco as an opening day starter. Almost as funny as Graveman for the A’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Shack: Thanks! Yeah, could be on Bed, still sucks for fantasy…

  24. SF says:
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    Harper is gonna do well this year cause I don’t own him. Kept drafting him for years and the one year I didn’t own him, he goes and becomes MVP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Sorry, but I hope so

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: I like the Nats so I hope so, even if my fantasy teams won’t benefit.

        I have a lot of Trea Turner stock at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  25. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Showalter can’t get Britton into the game late in the wild card play in, but he sure can throw him for two innings on opening day. GG, Buck.

    Joc was pinch-hit for in a 12-2 game. If the Dodgers are going to platoon him that strictly, as well as continue to bat him 6th, he’s going to be hard pressed again to get 500 PAs. He’s going to crush rate stats, but the PA situation is going to gimp his R and RBI totals. Sad!

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Going.

      Because I didn’t type it enough in my initial comment.

    • Big Mike says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: look at the pitch Joc jocked for that slam. Up and in, left hit bat at 111 mph. Last year he whiffs at that. He won’t be coming out of games much longer.

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      @Shoop Da Whoop: do you think maybe he might of been pinch hit for because it was 12-2. You know to get the other guys on the bench an AB. I’ve seen this happen from time to time.

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @J-FOH: Grandal faced a lefty the next batter and homered. Joc’s also sitting today, against Clayton Richard.

  26. Q says:
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    I actually live in Irving. Thankfully the Cowboys don’t play here anymore; their new stadium is right next to the Rangers park in Arlington.

    But Ervin’s middle name just happens to be Schmarlington, so it still totally works. Deeper even.

    PS somehow I thought Dallas meant Debbie Does & I almost turned on Private browsing to see who was named Duffy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Oh, shows you how old I am… Haha

  27. Comatose says:
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    Asked in the wrong comment section yesterday. Best fantasy season out of the following?

    Quinn, Nick Williams, Tapia, Winker

    AND

    Jake Thompson, Eflin,

    • Comatose says:
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      @Comatose: That second list was supposed to include Luke Weaver as well

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    JB Gilpin says:
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    That pitch I was about to crank out there was at least 93-94 tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB Gilpin: I know, I saw it, these people don’t know

  29. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Chair-voyant. If not, then how about upper decker?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I had to.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Premature something is also there with upperdecker

  30. Ryan Kearney says:
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    *insert Mean Girls Rachel McAdams Meme*

    Quit trying to make Profar in left field happen Bannister, its not going to happen! Better go with Deshizz tonight

    Had a great opening day despite watching Yu walk 5. After that second stink bomb the whole stadium was smellin the sweet sweet Odor of dong

  31. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Dropping Ottavino. I’m currently carrying six starters. Would you add any of Chen, Finnegan, Davies, or Conley? Or should I just leave that spot open for steaming?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Not Your Average Joe: Depends on league depth. Conley has decent upside, but even if you grab him, you may end up wondering if you should drop him after his next start too. I would stream it.

  32. Packers says:
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    Grey, I have a tough decision I’m hoping you can help me with. I get the 1st claim at the waiver wire in a 12 team redraft 6×5 OPS with 5 OF and 2 at each position, 10 pitchers. Dahl is on the DL for me. My 5 OF are Kepler,W. Myers,Grichuk,Beni and Judge. Not much on FA wire, Parra, Pillar,Jank.
    Broxton, Holland and Neris are on the waiver wire. I can lose Montgomery, Arcia {ss}, and or Drury.
    I like Drury because I have Zobrist at 2B who should get OF eligibility and gives me flexibility all year. I have 2 closers now and want 3.
    1. Lose Montgomery for Holland or Neris.
    2. Drop Montgomery, Kepler or Judge for Broxton.
    3. Drop Arcia for any of the WW guys.
    I can put in more than one claim but I essentially have claim numbers 1 and 13. Sorry for the long post but wanted to give you as much info as I could.

    • AJ says:
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      @PackersI’d take any of the 3 you mentioned over Montgomery or Arica but save the waiver wire claim until there’s someone actually worth claiming. Broxton, Neris and Holland are fine FA pickups but not worth the priority in a 12 teamer.

  33. Dancin Homer says:
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    Glossary term: psychit

    Quick question for ya too: Looking for a spot start today. Who do you like better:
    CC @ TB
    Tyler Anderson @ MIL

    I know streamonator prefers CC, but could use a 2nd opinion.

    Thanks in advance

  34. Hr harry says:
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    Esb

  35. Hr harry says:
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    Grey is da man!!! Gay rocky/apollo beach hug to follow

  36. Hr harry says:
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    Solid vivid yellow and green is coming back

    Lots of class

  37. Hr harry says:
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    Pinot odor — a most very good vintage year

    2017

  38. Han SOLO SHOT first says:
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    For your new term of knowing the future:

    “I Biff Tannened Keon Broxton and knew he got an SB before I saw it.”

  39. A says:
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    Premature e-statulation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A: Think we have better

  40. Gingers United says:
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    Premature Statification – When the stats come before the actual gameplay.

  41. Mike says:
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    Gerrit Cole: thoughts?

    • Jensen says:
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      @Mike: Unlucky. His fifth inning: Ground out, fly out, triple, infield single, bunt around the shift, single, Benintendi HR. give up 5 runs with 2 outs while the other team has 2 infield hits. Plain bad luck. His stuff was good, Boston just isn’t the team you want your defense to give extra chances too.

      • Don says:
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        @Jensen: He gave a world class stink eye to the dugout after that shift bunt.

        • Jensen says:
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          @Don: I don’t know where they got their information to shift on Leon from but I can pretty well promise no one else is going to now! 1st pitch perfect bunt down the line. If other pull hitters could bunt like that shifting wouldn’t exist.

  42. Nightpandas says:
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    It has been “scoreseen”

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Nightpandas: Winner.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nightpandas: I like that. You’re a regular Martin Scoreseen.

  43. Control Towers says:
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    Well done as always Grey – great to be back for another season!

  44. Vmemm says:
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    Scoreshadowing (like Foreshadowing)?

    • Blackjack says:
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      @Vmemm: +1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vmemm: Solid, but said above

  45. mcmi11ions says:
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    “before going back to his church and inventing the French Dip sandwich by accidentally dipping a Holy Eucharist into a Jew’s mouth then removing it quickly.” I don’t get it but I laughed anyway. I’ll be right back. I have some Google-ing to do.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @mcmi11ions: After some thought I decided I was trying to read too much into it. Ahhhhh simple things…

  46. WhiskeyTea says:
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    In a points league, have one SP spot left. Who do you like out of Snell, Ryu, Glasnow, Hisashi my dashi, and Bundy? Thanks! Also picked up Joc and had him and K Davis on my bench yesterday… “slams head against table”

  47. Tony Berkman says:
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    Pandora’s box score?

  48. AJ says:
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    I’m sensing an anti catcher bias … No love for Grandall? 2 HR?

    • Cram It says:
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      @AJ: He’s mentioned in the first paragraph and he’s referenced in the title. What more do you want? Are you his uncle?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Mom called the newspaper and complained her son only got mentioned once in the article when he finished 3rd at the track meet.

  49. Lt says:
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    Grey, I’m here to push hard for a segment hosted by Tehol based on betting picks where razzball tools are used to calculate games of the day. I’m talking all the greatness of your site, streamonator, newest batty calls, hittertron, and not to mention Tehol guy instinct. Would be awesome and so much commenting with lines different all over this vast land. I need you to make it happen, give me what I need to do for this to happen. I own a pizzeria outside Philadelphia and can put together a feast when you and your razz men are in town. I’ll troll ESPN writers like a Razzball bababooie, great write up as always.

    Neris, Bush, or look ahead to my weekly lineup and grab a 2 start Dan Straily with decent matchups? Thanks man

    • Lt says:
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      @Lt: it was Tehol gut instinct, wtf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! I welcome a segment from Tehol about anything! Neris

  50. TheDude says:
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    Delay of Lame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheDude: Nice, will add it to final list

  51. Vottoman Empire says:
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    You were… Rotostradamus?

    • Stinky Pete says:
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      @Vottoman Empire: I like this but how about “Rosterdamus” a an alternate version.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vottoman Empire: Not bad, will add it to list, I do like scoreshadowing better

  52. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H Weekly Redraft league:

    in a vacuum: Max Kepler or Rajai Davis?

    Choose 2: Joe Ross, Jeremy Hellickson, Charlie Morton, Dan Strailey, Shelby Miller, Kendall Graveman

    Thanks!

      • Jensen says:
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        @Grey: What about in a dish washer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  53. Cram It says:
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    Statcast Spoiler

  54. trick dad says:
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    hey Grey – I’m trying to sign into streamonator, but the log in link brings me to the writer login page. Is there a user login section? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trick dad: I think that’s right, you can email rudy @ razzball.com

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @trick dad: Yep, you have to login through WordPress to view the tools. It’s kind of an awkward login process and I thought I was in the wrong place the first time I tried it as well.

  55. Corey says:
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    Ryu or Wheeler?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Corey: Wheeler for me…Both risky but much more upside with Wheeler (could be frustrating though with the Mets monitoring his innings)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Corey: not to be contrary but they are a wash. I prefer ryu slightly because we have one full good season of solid play by him and not as well by wheeler and just hope and promise

  56. ryan says:
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    Good stuff!

    I neglected saves, but thankfully two guys overdrafted closers and need help elsewhere.

    Would you trade Odubel Herrera and Michael Pineda for Melancon? Giles? Herrera? Familia? Miller?

    How about Herrera and Nola for the same group?

    Also, you like this Grant Dayton guy? He’s sitting on the wire and holds are a category in my league. I could grab Siegrist or Hand or somebody, but Dayton is intriguing, no?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • bigbear says:
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      @ryan: I’m on the Giles bandwagon this year. I’d target Giles, Melancon, Herrera, or Familia. Not Miller. You should be able to get some type of lower level OF or SP coming back your way too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: I’d trade for cheaper saves with a cheaper guy — yes, Dayton is solid

  57. Robert V Norton says:
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    Having owned and watched his close saves and escape goats last year, after last night are you worried about Sam Dyson. Didn’t touch him with a 10 foot pole and think it may be time to add Jeffress… Bush looked human last night. Is Jeffress the guy to handcuff in Arlington?

  58. MJ103 says:
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    Great recap, as usual!

    Sooo I might have underestimated the Kipnis injury and am now left with a DL’d Kipnis and Hernan Perez as my options at 2B. Are any of the following worth a flyer, and would you drop Perez for them? 5×5 OBP.

    Castro (waivers until tomorrow)
    Saladino
    Pearce
    Kendrick
    Phillips

    Thanks in advance!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @MJ103: I like perez myself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJ103: Thanks! Hold

    • MJ103 says:
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      @Grey: @MJ103:

      Cool, thanks to you both.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  59. Sky

    Sky says:
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    My thoughts on Delino (or more Profar) and why it happened. Don’t think we have to worry about this for too long, but it does suck for shallow leagues:

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Of course it’s a tweet thread. In brief, long leash, maybe we see full use of Delino in May when the Rangers, in fact, realize Profar is little more than a utility guy. Of course, if they’re gunning for the playoffs, would be good to figure that shizz out sooner rather than later. Gomez could have a bounceback year, but him batting leadoff all year seems nuts to me. Would make more sense in two spot to me.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Sky: Thanks, Sky! Very helpful. I was regretting snagging him in my 12 team mixed weekly lineup keeper for $2, but it sounds like I should just let him rid the bench until he hopefully rises up for the full time gig.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: You shouldn’t regret spending $2 on anyone in an auction. It’s $2. It’s like regretting picking up a guy off of FA.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Cram It: For sure. Last year was my first year FAABing and I ran out of money in early August (torpedoing my chances at the championship), so I’m a bit FAAB gunshy to start the season.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Sure! Texas still has to do the right thing, of course, but nothing in Profar’s career – albeit injury-riddled and disjointed for a 24 yo – indicates someone they need to play over a guy who has shown at least briefly he could be a useful asset for a team that wants to win now. They’re both still really young, too, so Profar doesn’t have much of an edge on age either (turned 24 in February, Delino turns 25 in August).

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: to be a useful ASSet myself…. to you. My inner contrarian says they are going to play them both and lean earlier than later on profar to hopefully either a) find out what they have in profar and if he does well than it’s a win for them or b) showcase one or the other to make that rotation move they will obviously need to stand any chance in the playoffs. They probably feel one isn’t that much better than the other and isn’t profar a better defender? I’d look it up but I’m not even my first coffee in.

            • Sky

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              Delino was terrible in CF, not that bad in LF. Profar’s glove being useful around the diamond is his value so far, but that’s defensive and defensive alone; not something you start regularly save for up the middle or behind the dish. There’s potential to create Profar as a trade target, but I don’t think they get much playing him regularly save for rotating him around the field defensively. Not many trades go your way moving a utility player with a career .648 OPS, especially if you’re shopping for a starter. May at the latest for DeShields in LF, with Profar’s weak bat doing most of that to prop Delino up.

              Sadly, we’ve only seen a 24 YO Profar to date with shoulder issues. Maybe he was destined to be good, but I think it did him a disservice to put him on the roster to compete straight away. Another year at AAA might’ve got him going and since that might be where he is at the end of April with an option left, it’ll still work out the right way.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: he came out like a bat out of hell last year and they should of moved him then. They actually were talking with the dodgers in a de Leon deal before the Foraythe one got done. All in all him rotting on the bench makes no sense….right now and the Rangers need to shit or get off the pot.. or maybe get on the pot

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Him giving a .550 to .650 OPS for a playoff contender from LF every day doesn’t make sense to me. Having a guy ready to play any position off the bench – and play it well defensively – has great team worth. But you don’t start Daniel Descalso on the regular without major injuries and any team pretending he’s more than that right now deserves to get taken in a trade.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: no argument here. Teams are dumb (see Dumbacks) and I see the reality of who they are. Just always question the huh?!?! teams do to themselves.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, it’s why I said May at the latest. The huh?!? usually goes longer than it should, but reality hits eventually.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Too bad the rest of the world sees it before they do. Like building new blockbuster videos the year before the closed

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Sky: Thanks! Yeah, Profar was so hyped up way back when that it sounds like they almost want to show the fans too that he’s nothing special before giving him the full Gallo treatment.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              They’re definitely giving him a trial by fire. As I mentioned to JFOH, the shoulder issues have potentially delayed him becoming a better hitter – or a very good to great one – but not sure they’re doing him any favors putting him out there right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Ha, Delino has you defending him now instead of me, love it!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        As JFOH said, Profar is the better defender…both on the field and in arguments for DD!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m just glad someone else is defending him this year… Delino abuses your trust

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: he’s that slut girlfriend who always cheats on you when she gets drunk and you always take back because she does things the othe girls won’t.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I never had one of them

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: me neither but my friends have

  60. Phil Brody says:
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    LapTop TimeMachine

  61. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    just traded AJ Ramos for Kevin Gausman. Good move right?

  62. The Great Knoche says:
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    The Laptop-TV Base-Time Continuum Vortex

  63. Stinky Pete says:
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    ESP’n

    • Blackjack says:
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      @Stinky Pete: I saw this comment before you even posted it. +1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stinky Pete: Nice! Between scoreshadowing and this for me

  64. Schizer says:
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    Premature Statulation

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Schizer: And we have our first premature ejaculation reference of the season…

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I thought Grey had that with his first 2017 mention of Odor?

  65. peacecoast says:
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    Rajai 0/5 with 3 K’s

    ugh

  66. Mike says:
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    Mitch Haniger or Ender Inciarte? Categories are AVG/Runs/RBI/HR/SB/ OPS/Hits/BB

    Team needs some power, so Haniger is probably a better option?

  67. Project Merkin says:
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    Hey Grey!! It’s your favorite merkin loving fantasy baseballer. Hope all is well and look forward to purchasing your new e-book. Congrats by the way.

    Anywho, on to the important stuff. (Wait have you seen the video for Lil Dicky Professional Rapper? Or the full 20 minute documentary of how they made “Save Dat Money”? Check em out)

    11 Team 5×5 Roto, 3 keepers. My keepers were Arenado in the 14th, Corey Seager in the 23rd, and Treat Urner in the 25th. Not a bad start, but I was pretty hammered during the draft. Any thoughts?

    8 Freddie Freeman, Atl 1B
    15 George Springer, Hou OF
    30 Nelson Cruz, Sea OF
    37 Yu Darvish, Tex SP
    52 Stephen Piscotty, StL OF
    59 J.D. Martinez*, Det OF
    74 Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    81 Matt Kemp, Atl OF
    96 Kenta Maeda, LAD SP
    103 Troy Tulowitzki, Tor SS
    118 Nomar Mazara, Tex OF
    125 Lance McCullers Jr., Hou SP
    140 Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
    147 Jon Gray, Col SP
    162 Mike Napoli, Tex 1B
    169 Neftali Feliz, Mil RP
    184 Michael Pineda, NYY SP
    191 Vince Velasquez, Phi SP
    206 Fernando Rodney, Ari RP
    213 Max Kepler, Min OF
    228 Welington Castillo, Bal C
    235 Jason Grilli, Tor RP
    250 Corey Seager, LAD SS
    257 Brad Hand, SD RP
    272 Trea Turner, Wsh 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project Merkin: Thanks! Yeah, I’ve seen the Lil Dicky videos and Save Dat Money… Looks light on speed but good otherwise… Bit risky on SPs, but I like the guys you have

  68. Dougie says:
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    fantasESP

  69. SeanP2579 says:
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    Crystal bawlin’

  70. Synyster says:
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    Owning Melancon, Gray, and Cole made for a tough first two days of baseball.

  71. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Out of these, who do you see being the best option for holds (with good peripherals, ideally):

    Rondon
    Romo
    Siegrist
    Harris
    Strickland
    Gregerson
    Ottavino
    Vizcaino
    Ziegler
    J Wilson
    Hudson

    Thanks, Jed

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        You like Neris over Strickland?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Rappin Ralph won’t like that. We all have to be extra excited for him so the quality of the work doesn’t fall off.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: Oh Splouge-beard you so crazy!

  72. Tony Berkman says:
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    Pandora’s box score

  73. WDH says:
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    Looking at the Piching ranks I’m still having a hard time dropping Pineda for Snell in my Roto, should I make that move or wait a few starts to see both pitch? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WDH: Hold

  74. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Foreskim…skimming through your roster before…you can figure it out.

  75. Slimcompoop says:
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    Glossary Term: ‘Tele’pathic

  76. Adam says:
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    Dumb to hold both Gomez and Neris till the sitch shakes out?

  77. Mr Baseball says:
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    Trade offer Dude wants me to take on Park and he wants Toles – Hey its pretty much Suck VS Suck – Do you have any vision that came to you about Park crushing it during the season

    THE NOTE THAT CAME WITH TRADE

    I know I know… just wanted to add my persepctive on Park. He sucked last year, let’s agree on that. But he came to the States with quite a bit of hype. And CRUSHED in Spring Training. The Twins have a gaping hole at DH and Park is already on the 40 man roster. Any competent franchise would have him in the DH spot on opening day… but… Twins…. Give him 2 weeks to hit in the minors and he’ll be up. Ha, no rotting necessary. …perhaps this is an offer to make in 2 weeks… hmm… I like Toles! You see anything that works today for him?

    • Mr Baseball says:
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      Note did not come from Epstein mother from welcome back kotter

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Mr Baseball: Thoughts on owners sending a message along with their trade offers?

  78. WillisReid says:
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    At this point, Odor should have his own daily recap at Razz.

    Gray picking up right where he left off last season, I’ll drop him and he’ll throw 8 SO innings vs LA this weekend. I should have learned my lesson last season.

  79. Monty says:
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    Judge or Schrimpf in a points league? Bench spot so position does not matter, I have flexability at IF and OF.

  80. The Great Knoche says:
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    You know that feeling you get when you go through all your teams after opening day, and most of them are looking great?

    Nope? Me neither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I started Chacin in my NFBC, don’t say I don’t know how you feel

  81. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    In Matt Dewoskin’s (Fan Graphs) bold predictions over the weekend, he made reference to your swooning over Odor, and that he will likely make more than one expert shed tears this year. Well, yesterday they were tears of joy baby.

    Last Friday one of my students (9th Grade, Algebra 1) made a comment to his friend during class that he was thinking about trading away Odor for Segura.

    I’m sure you can appreciate my dilemma. Do I tell him to save the fantasy talk for later and let him ruin his team, or do I take the time to stop my lesson in order to really educate him on the value of true talent on a great team vs. ballpark factors and unsustainable metrics that Segura displayed in his career year? I’m trying to invest in my students’ education, both in and out of the classroom. Naturally I told him that would be a terrible decision and to see me after the lesson to stop any further disastrous moves.

    I know it’s only one day, but I still think Odor will do awesome this year. If he were an NL player, I would have made him my number 1 priority in our NL-Only league.

    • Pugs & Slugs says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs: I am in an auction keeper league and many studs are already taken. Hence why he would have been top priority.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You working for him?

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: I have no ties to him whatsover.

            I had no idea if you knew him or not. I just happened to think it was funny that he had this bold prediction that Odor would disappoint and called you out as someone hyping him, only to have Odor hit two bombs on opening day off of a former Cy Young winner.

            Sorry for any confusion it may have caused. I thought I was clear that I disagreed when I mentioned “tears of joy” vs. crying regular tears over a wasted early pick. Also, I thought the story of my student would have further backed it up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was just kidding… I don’t mind, I don’t know who this guy is but hopefully he’s snacking on major D’s this morning

              • Pugs & Slugs says:
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                @Grey: damnit! Can’t believe I fell for that. You just exploited my fear of conflict, and now all of Razzball Nation knows.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: This same guy says that Mallex Smith will steal 40 bases and be mixed league ownable in September. Does that mean he will steal 27 of his 40 bases between august 27th and September 3rd?

                BTW this guy’s sole reasoning for Odor shade, is his 17.6% HR/FB, doesn’t bring up the fact there was 5% increase in balls in the air (LD and FB). Or that he’s only 23. If Odor’s going to falter it will be his approach, not getting unlucky on just enough flyballs.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It gets better! He says last year’s was solid and links to it… He got one right out of ten!

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: That’s a .100 batting average, Old Washed up Jack Clark would have performed fellatio on Rich Gedman for that kind of average.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like how he says McCutchen will bounce back (in fantasy)… Parenthesis in case anyone thought we were talking about McCutchen’s golf game

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Looks like it’s two, Delino stunk, and Jon Gray was mixed league ownable. Still…. who has that much faith in Bud Norris?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gray mixed league ownable with a 4.61 ERA is giving credit where it’s not due

  82. ERad says:
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    I’m not good with glossary terms – but this one is really the worst!

    I’m streaming the Nats game – a few seconds behind, and right before Harper tees off – I get a text saying Harper dong. Like come on man, totally took the fun right out of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Haha, that’s the idea behind it, but what’s the term?

  83. Cram It says:
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    I watched Gray pitch. He looked good and was cruising through 4. I didn’t watch the 5th but obviously shit went south.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Funny same here… Keon Broxton has me worried he looked so bad vs. Gray

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Keon starts with a K after all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did you watch him? He looked so lost… God help us all

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: actually no, I have no shares of him. But I do own Rajai who looked shitty too. Granted he is a vet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              One game

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: I actually woke up in a bad mood today cuz I am 11th after one day. it’s a disease I think. Don’t tell me you’re any different you darn rascal!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

              • Dougie says:
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                @Grey: In Keon’s defense (maybe more so in Gray’s defense), Gray’s ERA looks like hell but his FIP, xFIP, and SIERA are sterling. On top of that, the dude’s babip is .545! With a 15.75 k9!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, he looked awesome early on yesterday, but Keon looked terrible

  84. Wilsonian says:
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    So I have a poop storm of closer-ish guys right now. After Kimbrel and Giles, the rest are meh at best. What would you do here? I have Feliz, Madson, Ottavino, A. Reed. These guys are available:

    Casilla
    Neris
    Bailey

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Casilla over Madson, Neris over Ottavino

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. Damn managers and terrible closers making me work early.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  85. Big W says:
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    The ESP Box Score? ESP Vision? Something, anything with ESP?

    Or if it’s the ESPN App like RCLers use, call it the ESP – N?

    Okay IDK. I like ESP something I guess, haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big W: Someone above said ESP’n, which I thought was decent

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: oh, okay… Saw above you mentioned to someone you started Chacin. I did as well in my 19 teamer. I thought it was great when I drafted him. Was thinking, wow…i actually got an ace of a staff in the last round of this 19 teamer!!

        Anyway, I hate Chacin so I have dropped him for James Shields. He can’t be worse than Chacin. Geez man.

        Anyway, have a great day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, you too! I did bench Chacin in my Tout Wars league tho

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Small consolations

  86. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey! Looking forward to listening to the podcast this afternoon. Apologies in advance for a long post here, but have a couple of questions…

    I have a 6×6 draft tomorrow (standard + OBP and QS) When looking over the OBP rankings, they seem a little wonky in some places. One example would be Villar who is 15th in the OBP rankings vs 29th in the standard top 500 despite having only a 1.5 OBP value. Contrast that with Freeman who has a 9.4 OBP value but drops from 15th in the standard top 500 to 19th in the OBP rankings. Also, in the OBP rankings, Trout’s overall value is 54.3 vs Harper at #2 at 43.8. Is Trout really $10.5 better than everyone else in an OBP league?

    Every year you seem to have a number of pitchers that can be taken in the middle rounds of the draft that end up being a tremendous value. I have won several leagues over the past few years thanks to your pitching rankings alone. Do you have 2-3 guys this year that you have an especially good feeling about that I should target between rounds 8-13?

    Finally, is there a draft position you would prefer this year over others?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos: @Grey: Gotcha. I’ll target McCullers! And I knew we @Grey: Thanks! I’ll target McCullers for sure. And I was looking at the 6×6 rankings since we have average also. Those seem wonky in places though so my plan was to use your top 500 and then adjust the top OBP guys. Villar isn’t great in OBP but he moved up a good bit and Freeman is great in OBP and he moved down compared to the top 500.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: And assume 12 team league for the draft position question.

  87. mike says:
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    C: Kyle Schwarber
    1B: Joey Votto
    2b: Rougned Odor
    3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Corey Seager
    OF: Wil Myers
    Of: Adam Duval
    Of: Jackie Bradly Jr.
    Uty: Ryan Healey
    BENCH: Max Kepler / Carlos Beltran / Delino Deshileds / Leonys Martin.

    Question is should I drop someone for
    Jay Bruce / Margot / Solarte / Renfro / Bour / Choo / Maybin / Corey Dickerson / Tyler Naquan / Domingo santana / Soler / span / Conforto / Shebler / Orlando Arcia / Hernan Perez / Judge / Haniger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike: No point yet

      • mike says:
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        @mike: @Grey: Thanks I just am losing all hope of my bench in being mixed league worthy. All accept for healey and max kepler. I liked kepler last year. When he was on a hot streak he was pretty Dang HOT.

    • mike says:
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      @mike: the list of starters and bench is my lineup. The list of names underneath are the Free agents I can choose from.

  88. Big Mike says:
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    Bossman,

    My hitters are obscene (grandal, rizzo, odor, arenado, lindor, donaldson, mookie, joc, brantley, myers, polanco, dyson, almora, harrison, reyes, and the panda). Is my starting staff of scherzer, gio, paxton, samardzija, velasquez and pineda good enough?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound like everyone… The whole league had offense… Will you have the pitching, that is what we’re all asking ourselves. So profound, I should bottle knowledge

      • Big Mike says:
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        @Grey: yeah, but those six project to 1164 Ks in 1134 innings, with only Gio projecting over a 4 ERA (and I think he’ll best that by a bit). Combine them with 6 quality relievers (Greene, Giles, Davis, Dyson, Harris, Capps), and that should be pretty good for my 1500 innings, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully!

          • Big Mike says:
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            @Grey: It made me sad to let someone else overdraft Javy Baez, I have to admit. I cried a little. I don’t think I’ll ever fully forgive you for raining on my Javy love fest all winter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  89. Huddy says:
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    League settings changed after the draft (but I digress) Went from weekly lock lineups to daily roster moves within your lineup. Drafted Odor as only 2B.
    1) Would you trade away Mazara for Schoop for that extra 2B/Util
    (my OF: Pollock, McCutch, Cain, Broxton, Mazara, Thames)
    2) just drop one of my OF (which one) for Neil Walker.
    3) hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

  90. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Yeah my one RCL team has a 12.10 ERA, what about it? Thank god I have Rodney to bring that ERA down for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had Chacin and Kluber in our NFBC league

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: My Feldman play was looking gruesome, but it turned out only to be shitty like everyone else.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Bush, Phelps, Strahm, Melancon in ‘Perts.

        • The great knoche says:
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          @Cram It: Yu, Gray, Strahm, Tanaka in one.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Cram It: Phelps, Strahm, and Cole in FCL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah small sample sizes

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Sure, I’m not worried or anything. Just coincidence that they all sucked on their first outing on the same day. It’s not coincidence, however, that my teams always start off shitty. Love climbing out of that early hole!

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @Cram It:
              There is that hole again, we spoke of last week..lol

              Keep your shovel and pick ax nearby!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

  91. Five-On-One says:
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    Best stash on the bench – mainly interested in saves, but would be good if they did not poop all over my ratios: Castilla, Jones, Hudson, Barcalounger (Madson, Doolittle, Neris and Bush are already stashed elsewhere)? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  92. Swfcdan says:
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    Wish I was in a 20+ team league just so I could own Bethancourt when he gets C/RP eligability. Hell I wouldn’t be using him, it’s just to see if the fantasy site (no plugs here) blows up! I’m not sure they’re even programmed for guys who can move from your offence to pitching are they?

    Beltre sufferer. Panda or the duda for CI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Duda

  93. !!! says:
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    Glossary Term: Instant Preplay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s solid, will add it to list

  94. mike says:
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    @Grey:
    David Robertson, Edwin Diaz

    Are my closers. So should I drop Wacha or Norris for Strailey, Volquez, Gravemen, or Tyson Ross.
    Or hold or pick up a reliever like
    Jeffries, Street, Hudson, Wil Harris, Dull , Butcher or just some backup. Its a 13 teams.

    • mike says:
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      @mike: Arroyo is available I forgot to mention. I see hes got a frisbee throw so I wasnt sure how much you actually liked him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  95. Slimcompoop says:
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    Glossary Term: Santa’d

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  96. mike says:
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    What do you think is going to happen to David Robertson this year. Will he stay a cloer somewere or end up a setup man. When I drafted him I thought of course he will close just about anywere but now im feeling theres a good chance he gets traded as a setup man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly traded midseason

      • mike says:
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        @Long Bawls: @Grey: as a setup man though. Who looks likely to trade. Im still seeing washington. If not washington then where most likely. I dont see it makeing any sense for him to be traded most teams espn has said.

  97. OaktownSteve says:
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    Delino’s season shapes up like the inverse of last year. Handed too much too soon last year. Came back this year and really earned the spot coming out of spring but I think they really want to make him work for it. I’m pretty confident he’ll turn a nice profit.

    Graveman showed some increased velocity last night. Didn’t use his cutter too much. Got more swing and miss on fastballs than he was generating last year. Encouraging.

    I have no glossary entry but in ruminating on one I stumbled into Mallex Aforsythe, which is a mash up looking for a meaning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex Aforsythe sounds like the first guy off a team right now when you think you need less runs and more RBIs

    • @OaktownSteve: I was talking up Graveman a little after seeing a couple of his ST starts….good velo, seems to have found a better mix of pitches to keep hitters off balance. I think he’s gonna have a nice season.

  98. muskysmell says:
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    Is anyone buying into Shelby Miller or Charlie Morton this yr?

    They say their velocities are up, up, up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @muskysmell: I’m buying into Morton but not Shelby yet

  99. ScreechOwl says:
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    This is going to be a long year for everyone else in my league.

    Even with Paul Goldschmidt and Kris Bryant on the bench (and with their replacements accomplishing nothing), I got NINE home runs on Opening Day.

    Nine times the baseball left the grounds without the permission of the pitcher. That’s some Ferris Bueller level absconsion. I’m only two home runs short of being in a tie with every other team in the league put together.

    I don’t really have a question today. I just had to brag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  100. Long Bawls says:
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    I can’t get the term Keith Lawstrodamus out of my head, but I wish I could.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  101. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Lugo, UCL tear, no surgery for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Here is the info:

        According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Seth Lugo (elbow) will have his medicals reviewed by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.

        Rosenthal describes it as a “standard next step” after Lugo was diagnosed with a “slight” tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Lugo could have been pitching through the issue for a while, but Marc Carig of Newsday hears that there’s some thought that the injury is a new one, possibly from pitching during the World Baseball Classic. Lugo has received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will attempt to go the rest and rehab route. It’s certainly possible he’ll make it back to the Mets this season, but there’s no timetable for his return.

        Source: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterApr 4 – 1:58 PM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s done

  102. Five-On-One says:
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    DeShields or Toles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  103. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Glossary Term ideas; Grey’s Sports Almanac – (from Back 2 the future).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

      • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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        @Grey: dream crusher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, Big Sexy!

  104. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Grey, should I pick up Montero for Guerra in my NL Only league or hold?

    • Pugs & Slugs says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs: I’m holding Guerra. Meant the two guys below.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t DL him?

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: No. Our league doesn’t have one. 3 bench spots, and that’s it. Sucks I know. I just figure Montero gets some starts sooner than later.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, never heard of that… Well, Lorenzen would be my drop

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! I have tried to bring the issue up, but the other guys like it because it keeps the league more active and more drops/adds happen because of it. I totally hate it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s pretty lame, you shouldn’t be penalized for injuries, they are simply luck… I actually like unlimited DL spots

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: would you do it now or when someone goes down? Not sure I want to risk missing out on another potential starter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d likely wait

  105. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Or drop one of Phelps or Lorenzon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Lorenzen if I had to drop someone

  106. TheMayor says:
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    I thought Jon Gray’s outing was great, until it wasn’t. He looked elite for 4 innings. Better things to come.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched him too… Hopefully!

  107. Tom says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for all of the great analysis, I was just offered a trade in my 16 team league, Starling Marte for Danny Salazar and Albert Pujols, would you accept that trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you for noticing great analysis! I’d take Marte

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Okay cool, will do, thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  108. letsgobravos says:
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    Just found out I have the 4th pick in my 12 team 6×6 (standard and QS+OBP) league that I mentioned earlier. No Trout for me in this league. If Harper is available at 4, is he a no brainier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  109. alex s says:
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    Grey I know it’s late in the day, but hell with it anyway,

    I’m in a SV/HD league and am thin on releivers.

    Do you think Foltynewhatshisname is worth dropping for low a low end set up guy such as O’Day or Andrew Bailey?

    my only other starters are Yu, Quintana, McCullers, and Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  110. ERad says:
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    I feel like pitching stats should only count this week if we want them to

    Looking at you Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  111. PaxBuxBrox says:
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    Sport-spoil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, but I like scoreshadowing better

  112. Funscombe says:
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    No comment today other than glad to have you gracing my phone during lunch hour again, Grey! Thanks for the write up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, thanks!

  113. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Rickie Weeks (yup, THAT Rickie Weeks) batting cleanup today for the TB Rays..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oy

  114. nick the dick says:
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    Ahhh the inevitable premature ejaculated puns no matter what the definition is. Only. Today tho, these

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: premature comment posting!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: LOL that was perfect

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Awesome

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: if most people here make those jokes because that’s what they do then wouldn’t it just be called ejackulation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  115. nick the dick says:
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    Ahhh the inevitable premature ejaculation puns no matter what the definition is. Only 4 today though, these prematurely balding men do have some restraint! Now excuse me as I go fully satisfy my wife for hours.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: you’re taking her out to an all you can eat buffet?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Golden Corrall leads to a reverse cowgirl pony ride

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: while she blows gas from GC right in your face, burps and says “I should of passed on the third plate of fried shrimp”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  116. J-FOH says:
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    5 dongs on day one for my NFBC team.! Too bad Jones lost the coin flip for the last spot this week to May. Because it would be 6 …And now begins the annual descent to regret and dis pear called fantasy baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: is there a better term for a week long bench?

        • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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          @J-FOH: Sonovabitch

  117. primetime says:
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    Grey, hittertron has a lot of love for Thames. Should he be someone on the radar?

    • Cram It says:
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      @primetime: He’s been on the radar.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: hello first time caller

        • primetime says:
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          @J-FOH: What we have over here.. Cuppa Hatas….

          • J-FOH says:
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            @primetime: the H does stand for hate

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: Ha.

      • primetime says:
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        @Cram It: Grey showed no love in the rankings with him.. Hittertron likes him and so does steamer.. 27 Bombs 67 runs 77 rbi and OBP 350. His minor league stats show he was pretty good too, what happened to him?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @primetime: he was mentioned with some upside we just have to take his kbo with a grain of salt. The brewers did start working him into the outfield with the spring emergence of Aguilar. That alone is reason to be concerned about the at bats.

        • Cram It says:
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          @primetime: Actually he’s talked about him on multiple occasions and basically said he’s taking him with his last pick everywhere. He went to Korea, or Japan, or idk, they all sound the same.

          • primetime says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks for the information.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. Brett says:
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    Deshields out again. At least I only wasted 3 faab on him. Are you moving on from him or are you going to hold still?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, eff him

  119. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Same question as Brett! Deshields is now behind not only Profar, but also Rua, on the depth chart.

    Which of the following guys (if any) are you dropping him for in 12 team weekly lineup mixed leagues?

    – STREAMER SP
    – S. Casilla
    – Saladino
    – Schimpf
    – Shaw
    – Parra
    – Jhonny Peralta

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla, depends on needs

  120. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    6 (OPS) x 6 (QS) 10 team keeper league.
    C: Perez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Odor
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Correa
    OF: Harper, Bryant, Yelich
    B: Peraza
    DL: Desmond

    P: Lester, McCullers, Nola, Taijuan, Kimbrel, Herrera, A. Miller, Betances, Ottavino, S. Gray
    DL: Matz

    I know it’s a shallow league and I clearly went hitting early. I kept Harper 7th overall, Bryant in the 6th round and Correa in the 7th. Tomorrow when all the players are no longer listed on waivers after our draft, do you think I should target QS or SVs? I have two free roster spots and plan on dropping Sonny Gray and probably Ottavino.

    Pick two: J. Ross, Kennedy, Moore, J. Gray, Snell, Severino, Bundy, Norris, Gsellman, Musgrove, Morton
    Pick two: Holland, Neris, J. Gomez, Casilla, N. Jones, S. Kelley

    Also…Thoughts on Carlos Gomez as a 4th outfielder? He looked locked in during his at-bats yesterday, but has proven that he doesn’t have the consistent attention span to put in quality at-bats for a whole year. You like him or Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Gray…. Holland, Casilla… Go with CarGomez

  121. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Tyler Collins just pinch hit for J-Up with runners on 2nd and 3rd in the top of the 7th inning. Bet J-Up’s owners are loving that development.

    Abreu might be the worst fielding first baseman in baseball. Dropped a perfect throw for no apparent reason that would’ve resulted in an easy double play, then later booted a routine grounder from VMart which would’ve likely been another DP. Put this guy at DH already.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Asmus must have Collins on his fantasy team…What a stupid move..AND yes I own J-Up..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, saw the Abreu play… He’s as agile as a watermelon

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Did you see the dropped throw? Hit him right in the mitt and he just botched it. It was embarrassing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Big Magoo:
      This just in:

      Justin Upton was pulled from Tuesday’s game against the White Sox with an apparent injury.
      Upton was involved in two tough defensive plays in left field in the bottom of the sixth inning and Tyler Collins came on to bat for him in the top of the seventh. There should be an update from the Tigers shortly.

    • Simply Fred

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      @Big Magoo: Collins K’d, so maybe J-up stays in next time.

      • Big Magoo

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        @Malicious Phenoms: @Simply Fred: Figured it had to have been injury-related. Wouldn’t have made sense otherwise, though you never know with Ausmus.

  122. Fun day to see 5 players I’d missed by 1 pick each go completely ham. At least Correa, E2, Joc & Sano came through for me.

    Also, Graveman might be slightly maybe better than garbage? I’m tellin ya, he looked good this spring…the K’s look like they’re legit, and his only real blemish was a tater to Trout, and tater trouts are often on the menu when teams play the Angels of the Southern Los Angeles Greater Anaheim Area or whatever the F they call themselves these days. Of course I didn’t draft him, because i’ve got 2 A’s fans in the league I’m in so I missed every A I wanted (indluding Khris with a K by 1 #$!@&*#! pick

    I did have one question for you….what do you plan to do with all that spare time you saved by not having to type those 2 letters from “probably”? Take up windsurfing? Learn an instrument, perhaps? heh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oaktown was mentioning Graveman above, I might have to watch him one of these days… Meh…Maybe not…. Winsufing actually

      • @Grey: prolly as good a plan as any. ;)

        Meanwhile, back in the Majors, Jose Quentana decided to smite me for my audacity in wanting Danny Duffy over him as my SP1. Yeah – those 6 ER are gonna sting this week. That sonova

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  123. Long Bawls says:
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    No DeShields again tonight! Think I’ll start calling him DeLinus because that damn football keeps getting yanked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  124. mike says:
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    @Grey: @Grey:

    Should I drop Leonys Martin, valencia or beltran to pick up Tholes.

    • mike says:
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      @mike: . Idk add delino to my question to who to drop for tholes if I should drop any of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia, apples/oranges

  125. herschel says:
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    @Grey: currently hanging on to Margot as a bench bat. worth holding or drop for one of musgrove, bauer, ryu, volquez or boyd?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  126. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Glossary term: Spoiler E-lert?

    In a 10 team mixed keeper league Do you think A.A.Ron Judge will return $5 value this year ($260 budget) ?

    Option 1: Call him up now and keep him at $5 through 2021 season – I get a 2nd round draft pick in our minor league draft.

    Option 2: Keep him in my farm system another year and skip a sketchy 1st year and keep him through 2022. He takes up a farm spot so no 2nd round minor league pick.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      I’d just call him up

  127. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Brewers SP Guerra to miss 4 to 6 weeks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Injury, ya think, or just lured to JB’s basement?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those two don’t have to be unrelated

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: Good point. One man’s gimpy is another man’s gimp. Baseball, ballgag. Sunrise, sunset. Not that you can see either from the basement.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  128. mike says:
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    Should I drop wacha or norris for joe ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  129. dubjay says:
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    Hey grey,
    Which of these early streams do you like best? Maybe top 2 would be great

    Finnegan vs PHI
    Morton vs SEA
    Musgrave vs SEA
    Norris @CHW
    E.Rodriguez vs PIT
    Triggs vs LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you checked SON?

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        I haven’t no. Don’t you have to pay for that precious info?

  130. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Joc gives you 1/1/5 on opening day including a slam, and you bench him on game-2 of the season… wouldn’t want your young stud starting something. Protect him from Clayton freakin Richard

    • Grey

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      Haha

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Bigly Leagues: no kidding, huh? Those tough SD pitchers force you to adjust.

  131. Bigly Leagues says:
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    And DeShields behind even Rua on the depth chart? blah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh indeed

  132. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Not the greatest start for my “Benintendi will be overrated as a fantasy asset this season” stance. At least my “Joc will be better than him this season” is still alive and well. If Benintendi ends up hitting 30 bombs, I’ll just do what any fantasy expert does and pretend like I never said it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forgetting is the best excuse!

  133. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Snell, Urias, Folty or Bundy to fill an open Bench spot in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

    Thanks much.

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Should any of them be owned over Wacha?

      Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  134. Mike in Busan says:
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    Better stash: Nate Jones or Hector Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: thanks, thinking the “Robertson getting moved train” has probably left the station.

        • Grey

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          Ain’t happening for a while

  135. glory daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    i dont usually sit pitchers but would you sit Wainright against the cubs tonight
    thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tho wouldn’t own him

      • glory daze says:
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        @Grey:
        I agree but options arent great
        looking at Ryu, Zach Davies, Matt Boyd, Joe Ross, or Eduardo Rodriguez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ross

          • glory daze says:
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            @Grey:
            thanks pal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem!

  136. Robert says:
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    Osuna was dropping in my league. Is there something I don’t know about or should I pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick him up

  137. Fausto

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    1. Grichuk worth a 1 waiver priority add in a 12tm? My OF is Cruz, Blackmon, Mazara, Duvall, Granderson(BN).

    2. 16tm roto looking for a SP upside flyer. would you add Volquez, M. Boyd, Ariel, or Karns over my combo of Nate Jones,/Barraclough/Devenski(using these 3 for ratios/Ks but hoping for saves).
    Are you making either of these moves?

    thanks as always,
    rock and jock reference was classic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, over Grandy 2. Karns over Devenski

  138. bobbo says:
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    12 team
    6×6 with QS
    Could really use the stats but…
    Is Cobb (-2.6) versus NYY too risky to start in your opinion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too risky

  139. For the terminology of learning the stat outcome before seeing the play on TV or radio, because of delay

    how about PRELAY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re going with scoreshadowing

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        meh

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Double Meh.

  140. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Asdrubal Cabrera, Joe Panik or Heyward for a bench spot in a head to head points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Jerry, Asdrubal

  141. The Harrow says:
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    wow, so it turns out that one guy was just trolling us who claimed “delino COULD lead off and start”. now let’s get his name out there for all to see: “MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan writes that Delino DeShields could be the Rangers’ everyday left fielder and leadoff man.” this has been the only news source claiming anything about this that i’ve seen.

    anyhoo, in 15 team h2h where everybody plays everybody i’m currently in 1st (but early obv). a 16th owner didn’t show up to draft, didn’t set rankings, got drafted garbage then quit, and i had a replacement predraft too. douchebag. anyway we’re dispersing his roster in a slow draft and i already got t.murphy. extra stats are: hits, OBP over AVG, OPS, steals %, total bases and a bunch of hitter stuff but i doubt the pitchers left are better than the hitters.
    C zunino
    1B freeman
    2B odor
    SS peraza
    3B seager
    MI walker
    CI pujols
    LF upton
    CF joc
    RF harper
    OF kepler
    util inciarte party
    util kendrys
    BN grichuk,rupp (if i draft a hitter rupp or zunino is the drop)
    DL murphy
    SP (75 max innings per week so about 7 SP works out about right, infinite moves and infinite DL spots so i can stream too)
    -carmart/hamels/cullers/nova/shark/skaggs/liriano
    RP (holds and other RP stuff too, K/9, K/BB) allen/gregerson/neris/rivero/koji/grilli, have so few closers since about 3 autopicked teams had at least 4 in the first 6 rounds each

    which is best option out of shaw 1b/3B/, schimpf, galvis. position-wise galvis is most needed, albeit he’s probably the worst skill set too. starters are barely out there in FA, so it might come down to position.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: oops, i listed the hitter stuff, should read “a bunch of other pitcher stuff”, the available list of players in total is
      renfroe RF
      schimpf 2B
      shaw 1B/3B
      galvis SS
      nolasco SP
      j.garcia SP
      m.gonzalez SP
      so clearly i’m not going pitcher here.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: there are SS starters out in FA, polanco/cozart/beckham/alien simmons/mercer/rechavarria/hardy/alcides/aybar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally trolled us! Shaw seems to have best position eligibility for you

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: funnier part is since you in particular were tied to him last year (and thus when you have any reason to say “grab delino” you’re likely to), maybe he’s coming after you alone here. “empire strikes back in fantasy baseball” kinda deal

        • The Harrow says:
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          @The Harrow: if schimpf actually has 2B/3B does this change? for some reason i left that out

  142. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Reynolds VS Parra
    OBP league. My team is lacking on power a little bit and I love me some Rockies bats!

  143. Steve says:
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    I need a second closer in a h2h 14 teamer. I know Sagnof but have been offered Feliz for Kepler, my 5th OF, try for F-Rod or Robertson or hold?

    Thanks

  144. The Harrow says:
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    au shizz

  145. SallyCips says:
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    I thought of you every time Odor came to bat.

    Also, #Joc4life

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @SallyCips: just missed one foul

  146. Mike in Busan says:
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    Ryan Dull doing his part to clarify Oakland’s bullpen situation.

  147. rick says:
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    trade stroman for dozier?

    feel like this may be stro’s year

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