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The City of Brotherly Love opened up its sweaty arms, where the hair is growing weirdly on the backside of the biceps, and said, “Come here, and get some of these meatballs that Clay Buchholz is throwing.”  Yoenis Cespedes hit his 2nd, 3rd and 4th homers (4-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs).  In Philly, they say he hit three wiz wits and a Tastykake; Neil Walker (2-for-5, 1 run) had a Tastykake and a dollop of light cream cheese; Asdrubal Cabrera (4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer) had a wiz wit, a Tastykake and three dollops of light cream cheese; Lucas Duda (4-for-6 and his 2nd and 3rd homers) had two wiz wits, a Tastykake and a dollop of the good stuff that is like curdled mother’s milk.  Yoenis started off slow, which is a ludicrous thing to say, he has four homers in eight games.  He’s on pace for 80 homers.  I mean, you really need to take a lesson from Uncle LL, and chillllllllll.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Reyes – 1-for-6, 1 run as he was dropped to 7th in the order.  David Wright said, “He’s a vet, and he’s going to pull through with some jerkin’ awesomeness!  How was that?  I heard Dallas Braden say something similar.”  David Wright said that to his sister as she helps him with his MLB audition tape.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.92, but left with hamstring tightness.  He was staked to a huge early lead, then sailed into a port at the W on the Ivictory Coast, earning double reward points.

Clay Buchholz – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  He left with an injury.  Yeah, his pride was hurt.  Snap!  Don’t need the police, so stay off my back or I will attack and you don’t want that!  That Queens barbershop in Coming to America are arguing whether Clay Buchholz should go by what his momma named him or by Mo’ Homers Philly.  Supposedly, Buchholz has a forearm strain.  If true, a great loss.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  To show their love, Phillie fans wrote ‘Maikel’ on their batteries before throwing them on the field.

Santiago Casilla – Bob Melvin said Casilla and Doolittle would share the closer’s job.  Yeah, no doof.  I mean, Casilla and Doolittle have been getting saves.  What’s he going to tell us next? Bubb Rubb wakes up everyone on his street with his whistle muffler?

Chris Tillman – Started a game in extended spring training.  Sometimes it’s also referred to as spring training after curfew.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN”s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “DID YOU MISS ME?!  Of course, you did.  I wanna tell you a bit about my offseason, but I still have pending charges.  Otherwise, I’m good!”

Christian Vazquez – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  It’s not Sandy Leon or Vazquez, the Red Sox catcher position has some kind of BABIP magic rod that you buy off a Bazooka Joe comic.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .250.  Prospector Ralph texted me yesterday, “Benintendi!  And I’m not using my fingers to text this.”  Ew.

Dylan Bundy – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I’m sure this will in no way dampen the Bundy enthusiasm.  For further reading, here’s Lance’s Dylan Bundy breakdown.

Josh Donaldson – Sat out yesterday with a sore calf.  PETA is currently investigating.

Keon Broxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (2).  Please get goofy hot, I deserve it!

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and first non-Sunday homer.  No one tell him.

Matt Kemp – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  What’s the matter, Kemp?  Can’t stand sharing the ‘only Padres to hit for the cycle’ glory with Myers?  That’s why Rihanna dumped your ass!

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-3, 1 run and two steals (2, 3).  I picture B.P. stealing a base and then yelling, “Oh, yeah, doggy!”  Is it just me?  Prolly.

Bartolo Colon – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.30.  Colon blow!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-2, 6 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers, hitting .423.  OZUNA eat home runs for breakfast.  OZUNA hear it’s most important meal.  OZUNA then eat dinner at, like, four in the morning because eating breakfast so late.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-3 with 3 Ks.  If Buxton sneezed on Giancarlo, I’m getting be so pissed!

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start and I will say it’s nice to be able to start a pitcher that you know won’t give any free passes.  Just so carefree.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Real talk:  it’s better to be lucky than good.  I drafted Scooter in a free round of Tout Wars while he was on the Brewers with no job.  Now he’s on the Reds and has more homers than any of my top hitters.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  I said this the other day (yesterday? The days are bleeding together.), but Duvall was wildly underrated in drafts and looks exactly the same as last year when he hit 33 HRs.

Anthony Rendon – Sat out yesterday, because he caught whatever it is going around my fantasy team clubhouse.  Buxton, you’ve polluted my fantasy team’s womb!

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA 0.69.  Hey, the same as Buxton!  Only his is a batting average.  Same diff, though, right?

Daniel Murphy – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, and his 2nd homer, hitting .472.  I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger.  Poor old granddad!  Okay, it’s still early, but obviously Murphy’s looking strong.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .345.  Actually, everyone on the Nats looks great except Trea.  I mean, even Matt Wieters (2-for-3 and his 1st homer) is hitting .435.

Matt Carpenter – Out with back tightness.  He needs a standing desk!  That’s what I use and couldn’t be happier.  This was brought to you by Desks That Can’t Be Bought At Ikea.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  Two starts in a row where he only went five and a third and five, which isn’t good, but I’d hold still in most leagues.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Aledmys, all I ask is you hit well from Tuesday thru Saturday so by the time I tape the podcast on Monday, JB’s over it.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Have I mentioned that I wrote a Grichuk sleeper post this year?  (I have, but humor me.)  No?  Oh, it’s so good!  So much better than the Max Kepler sleeper post. (Still early!)

James Shields – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Pitching better than last year.  Dot dot dot.  Or is he?!  Damn, the dot dot dot reversal question!  That double take gives me the whirlybird every time!  Yeah, Shields is still garbage, I wouldn’t trust him.

Cody Asche – 0-for-4, hitting .077.  You know who eats the most hot dogs in the White Sox clubhouse?  Cody Asche.  Only the Japanese pronounce his name, Kobayashi.  That’s a real chestnut.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .143.  He gets smoking hot for stretches like a Yoga Mom, so wouldn’t be surprised if Frazier goes on a homer binge.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  Whatever Spring Training injury concern there was, it sure doesn’t seem to be a problem now.  Did I just jinx him?  Please don’t say I jinxed him.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .308.  I long for 2016 when I owned Lindor everywhere.  Caveat sin e pluribus unum, which essentially means “Beware not owning the money players.”

Buster Posey – Headed for the 7-day DL.  Real question, now that the regular DL is 10 days, do we really still need a 7-day DL for concussions that are never really healed in seven days and are closer to two weeks?

Jean Segura – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  Taylor Motter (3-for-4, 1 run) will fill-in.  Motter’s claim to fame is receiving letters from his kid at Camp Granada.

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer.  Somewhere, Chris Shelton is filing a trademark infringement lawsuit, but his attorney is talking him out of it.  “You weren’t the real deal and Springer is.  Different circumstances.”

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.19.  First, Pineda, now Pi-Ray-neda!  Not exactly the prettiest line, but compared to the 6 IP, 6 ER shellackings he was taking last year, you’ll take it and love it!

Jeff Samardzija – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yeah, Quality Starts are so much more accurate.

Eduardo Nunez – 4-for-5, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .389.  Ya know, it would’ve been nice if he was good in the 2nd half last year so this would’ve been a little more obvious.

Adrian Beltre – Had a setback and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 calf strain.  Cal Ripken was only 100% for one day in May of 1987, but that didn’t stop him from playing and harassing rookies on the reg!  As Beltre nurses his calf like a cow, Joey Gallo will continue to pound baseballs into the far reaches of Arlington.  I own Gallo in one league, and it’s actually a league that I was doing well in if that helps sell you.

Sam Dyson – 1 IP, 3 ER, lowering his ERA to 33.00.  “Solid outing.”  *Jeff Banister walks past a dumpster fire*  “Things looking good!”  Dyson should’ve been removed from the closer role after his last outing, that a manager can’t figure that out is mind boggling.  Managers are like vice principals as played by Kenny Powers.  Matt Bush and Jeremy Jeffress should both be owned, in that order.

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Last man standing from the trifecta of top preseason catchers.  Don’t even look at Sanchez or Posey, they’re gonna jinx you.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.71.  More like Tyler Skanks.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  I’d say he gave the Angels some 9th inning heroics, but it was against Dyson, so that’s not heroics, that’s picking dead fish out of barrel after someone else shoots them.

Trevor Story – Got the night off because he’s been struggling.  For what it’s Werth, he’s the only struggling hitter I don’t own.  So, y’all, can go ahead and blame yo’selves!

Antonio Senzatela – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, EAR at 1.50.  I grabbed him in one deep NL-Only league, but I won’t ever recommend you pick him up in a mixed league, so don’t bother asking.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I’m just gonna go ahead and place this open jar of my grandma’s ashes by the window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Manuel Margot – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Margot, would you be interested in speaking at a training seminar at the Ramada?  I’m inviting Giancarlo and Buxton.

Austin Hedges – 0-for-4.  He’s 0-for-20 on the season.  Should be benches and Hedges, but the other catcher is Benchencourt.  Maybe catching Weaver is throwing off Hedges’ timing.  His mind thinks he’s somewhere with less gravity.  Someone noticing Hedges, “Why won’t he take off his helmet and why is he bouncing to the dugout?”

Byron Buxton – 0-for-3, 3 Ks, hitting .069.  Hitting just at the Ron Jeremy Line!  Buxton reminds me of myself when I played baseball.  This is why I no longer play baseball.  Seriously, though, he reminds me of Melvin Upton.  I think Buxton has a 20/40 season in him, but, at this point, I’d take 20 ground outs and 40 fly outs if it meant no more striking out.  Sean Spicer noted that even Hitler never stooped to going 0-3 with 3 Ks like Buxton.

Matt Boyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  The Twins’ beat reporters seem to really want his opinion on how sucky the Twins’ lineup looks, because he kept hearing, “Boyd, do they suck?”

James McCann – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .235.  The Tigers’ reporters hazed a rookie reporter by whispering to him that there is something in McCann this year that is helping his performance, making the rookie reporter ask, “What’s in McCann?”  To which they responded, “A dildo!”  Then he got confused, “How does a dildo help him hit homers?”

   
  1. Kas says:
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    Pick two: Dickerson, Calhoun, Ozuna

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Kas: Pick two, pleeease…

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Kas: No please but a thanks, nice. Progress!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Dickerson, Ozuna

  2. Matt says:
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    A. Doolittle is in the waiver wire. Read he will be sharing closing duties with Casilla. Should I grab him or just avoid?

    B. Healy also in waivers. Other 3B are Bryant and Rendon. Pick him up?

    C. Hosmer for Frazier + McCullers. Which side?

  3. Connor Behnen says:
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    I own Buxton and Leonys Martin in a roto where I’m getting wrecked (only 10 days or so, not going to freak out yet). But these two are probably my most cuttable players. At what point are you shedding each for streaming bats or random others (Parra, D Peralta, Swanson, Judge, Shaw)?

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Speaking of Mets on paces, let me take this opportunity to re-troll you with an update on your Familia projections.

    Grey’s Projection for “missed” Familia saves: 7
    Mets saves accumulated so far: 2 (both to Reed)
    Games left in Familia’s suspension: 7

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: yeah i remember that, i’m going with the same 4-5 i would’ve said in the first place.

    • Packers says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Do you know for sure Familia is going to be the closer next week?

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @Packers: Because they ease him back in a couple games first? Fair point. But “6-8” was still unreasonable, Grey didn’t back down, and I’m here to troll baby.

        • Nico says:
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          @Manley Ramirez: Considering the Mets only played/play the Braves/Phils/Marlins over the first 15+ games, I don’t think 6-8 is exactly unreasonable. They should win 2/3 of those games (10) and scoring runs was thought to be an issue going into the season. I think we need to ease up on grilling Grey for that specific of a projection… Would you be surprised if Reed gets 3-4 saves over the next 7 games? If he does, is 5-6 really that far from 7…

          • Nico says:
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            As a Mets fan though, I wouldn’t mind winning by 10 runs every game….

            • mcmi11ions says:
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              @Nico: brilliant ‘stache

              • Nico says:
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                @mcmi11ions: It’s not real :(, just a fantasy stache.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I agree I thought that projection seemed high at first also, but the top saves RP currently has 5 saves and should be at 7 by next week. Last year Familia had the most saves.

      Hindsight is 20/20 about how many save opportunities NYM have had this year.

    • MrBigDraws says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Of all the things to troll someone about I’m struggling to think of one stupider.

  5. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    drop to-jo for duda in 16 team with OPS/hits added? 2 moves left on week. to-jo plays either 2nd util or BN daily (also have kepler in other spot like that).

  6. Don says:
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    Drop Franco for Bubb Rubb?

    WOO WOOOOOOOOOO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Bubb Rubb or Trout, then we have a question

  7. TTRA1N says:
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    Natali Feliz was hitting 101mph last night.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @TTRA1N: I wonder what her brother, Neftali, thought of that.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Fungazi: He;s just writing it the way Grey pronounces it (boom)

  8. Scott says:
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    Would you rather own forsythe or devon travis in an obp league? Travis is off to a slow start but is leading off every day. Forsythe has been jumping around the lineup. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Travis

  9. Sean says:
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    Just got offered correa for lindor. Who you rather have ros?

    • Kas says:
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      @Sean: I say Correa. But it’s Grey’s opinion that matters!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Sean: go with ADP’s, Correa. Lindor just having a hot start.

  10. Great Scott! says:
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    14 team H2H redraft weekly league.

    Both Travis Shaw and Eric Thames are left-handed hitters. When a RHP starts, who would you you start?

    A bit of a conundrum as Shaw still starts against LHP while Thames gets benched? These 2 alternate my UTL slot..

    Thanks so much in advance!

  11. Mike says:
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    Is J. Cotton the real deal? I’m thinking about snagging him off waivers for this weekend.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Depends on your roster…size of league etc…

      • Mike says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: 10 teams. My ace is cueto, followed by Salazar, stroman, finnagan, Kennedy and nova.

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @Mike: for sure he’s better than Kennedy and Nova. Cotton might be a guy you own all year. Those two definitely are not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Sure, try him

  12. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Love it!

    Now boarding my flight from CDG to ZAG, so just have time for….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for April 12

    Sheriff: ‘Where you heading?’
    Rambo: ‘Portland.’
    Sheriff: ‘Portland is South, you said you were headed North.’
    Rambo: ‘You got some place I can eat around here?’
    Sheriff: ‘There’s a diner about 30 miles up the highway.’
    Rambo: ‘Is there a law against me getting something to eat here?’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Ante Galic: Make sure you don’t ZIG instead of ZAG!

    • @Ante Galic: Protect your head if the police get on the flight.

  13. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H redraft weekly league

    Lucroy
    Encarnacion
    Odor
    Bryant
    Bogaerts
    Odubel
    Mazara
    Haniger
    T Shaw
    Eric Thames

    Would you cut Thames or Shaw for Brett Gardner? Or hold?

    Thanks!

  14. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Fun fact: Sam Dyson has single-handedly raised my team ERA by 1.25 in my RCL. Sorry that wasn’t more fun.

  15. Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    dynasty league with K/9, QS, K/BB. drop skaggs for c.reed (NOT the ARI one). 16 teamer with 1750 max innings per year, have triggs/j.garcia/morton/hamels/moore/cueto/skaggs, with a.reyes/fedde in minors (7 man list max), and rodon on DL. also 6 RP slots.

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

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

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

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

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

    – boyd (really good today) @ CLE -16.3

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

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

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: now with gibson utter shit for a 2nd time (skaggs too though, but at least he has upside) guess it’s montgomery (who my 10th waiver WON’T get) or stream the gibson spot? if i’m gonna have 7 and up ERA’s might as well try to win K’s every week. 7 moves per week, was lucky to grab motter having segura go out.

        • Grey

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          Guess stream it

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    In a dilly of a pickle at closer now w/ Dyson sucking (see what I did there)….waiver option are :
    Benoit
    Bush
    Rodney

    Minimum pickup league, so im more interested in guy who can hold the job for ROS.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dileo: Cant predict ROS with these guys but I’d grab Bush

      • Tweak says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Oh good, now we’ll have to call Spicer out to mitigate the damage of this comment.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Dileo: FWIW, I watched Rodney close the ARI-SF game last night (with my team’s Robbie Ray’s “W” on the line), and I have not been that terrified since I spent half an hour driving on what passes for roads in Naples, Italy.

  18. Scottsteelers says:
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    Would you rather own…. Haniger, Keon, or Souza. ROS?

      • LenFuego says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I agree with JeF on Keon, but I also would not quibble with anyone wanting to take a flyer on Haniger.

        While Keon is an educated “all category” upside play based on performance in the minors and limited demonstration of the same in the majors, it is slowly becoming an inescapable conclusion that that describes Haniger to a tee as well (just with a shorter term demonstration in both the minors and majors). I am definitely starting to buy into Haniger because his performance is matching the hype.

  19. bangbuck says:
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    Is Lind going to get playing time? Why don’t managers consult Hittertron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bangbuck: Why doesn’t Dusty consult math?

  20. Tony_Sal says:
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    Will Leonys Martin rebound ? Do I drop him for D.Santana ?

    Is Amir Garrett for real ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony_Sal: Depends on needs..If you need more speed hold Leonys…Power Domingo

  21. phennore says:
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    Rank Graveman, Nola, and Folty ROS.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @phennore: Nola, Graveman, Folty

  22. brett says:
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    I need some help. Having an awful start to the year so I’m looking at some possible moves. 12 team 6×6 league Holds and OPS are the extra categories. Daily roster moves so having 5 relievers is a good thing so you can rotate in starters. It is a keeper league too so we can keep 5 players at auction price.

    Current Utility and bench hitters are Buxton and Kepler

    Current Starters: DeGrom, Maeda Taujian Walker, Valezquez, Nova, Ross, Rodon
    Relievers: Giles, Harris, Neris, Gregorson, Capps

    We get two DL spots. I am using one for Dahl the other can be used for either Rodon or Capps.

    I am considering trying to pick up Benoit, Bush and Haniger. I don’t want to cut buxton yet as I have him at a great keeper price.

    1. Do you like Haniger more than Kepler?
    2. in a league with holds and saves do you like Benoit or Bush more? Do you like them both more than Capps?
    3. If I was going to put a claim in for all three guys who would you cut?

    Thanks so much for the help

    • Grey

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      @brett: 1. Sure 2. Bush 3. Capps, Rodon, Gregerson

  23. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Cotton available in our 10 Team H2H Points League. Would you add him for one of these guys:
    Wacha
    Gray
    Gausman
    Bundy
    Nola

    Thanks much.

  24. Nico says:
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    Grey, are you looking at buying low on any big boys yet, or is it too early? I think owners still value players where they drafted them, so I’m not sure there’s value to be had, but if there was, where would you be sniffing? Let’s say 1 hitter and 1 pitcher. Votto was the first guy that popped into my head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: If you can buy low on, say, Story, by all means, but in my leagues I feel like people aren’t a week into the season gullible

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Word! As expected. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  25. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Thanks, Grey! Rest of year in a Points League: Scooter, Saladino or Logan Forsyth?

  26. Ian says:
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    Robbie Ray. Will we ever be able to trust this guy? You like Velazquez, Pineda, Cotton, or Wacha over Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: After maybe a month of performance…

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Ian: Re Ray: he was actually sort of unlucky last year. He posted a 4.90 ERA but had a 3.67 FIP. This year his FIP (after two starts) is the same — 3.69.

      The crazy thing is, this year so far his control has been amazingly poor — he’s only thrown 30% of his pitches in the strike zone. For his career he has thrown 46% of his pitches in the zone. Assuming that reverts to his career norm, I would expect him to post a mid-3s ERA and elite Ks. Ownable in all formats.

  27. Nick the quick says:
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    Buxton is just not a good player, very evident now. He can get hot for a few weeks like last year but should never be owned. Grey, are you pushing the leftist agenda with the Spicer Allah crap or making light? Would like to know becasue you do not seem like a progressive hack!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Nick the quick: Next thing ya know there’s gonna be Jeff with 2 F’s, Jam It, Anti Gaylick, The Baked Gnocchi, Ralph Lauren, Phil of the Past, Benevolent Phenoms and Freddy Beater popping up…

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @nick the Rick Ross: I though you changed your handle?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @nick the dick: I like that nickname. Grey can we change my name to this?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              *Calling Russian hacker friend*

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Just sign up for the streamonator so we can all see your real name

          • J-FOH says:
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            @nick the dick: no one can FOH like the hate meister himself

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: Everyone else can FuckOuttaHere

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Don’t forget MatTress

        • nick the dick says:
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          @MattTruss: HA! And he has a picture of a rhino

          • J-FOH says:
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            @nick the dick: that should be a pillow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          MattDress

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @nick the dick: hahaha. I need to change mine. have to see if Jeff with 2 F’s is still available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick the quick: We’ll see on Buxton, feels a bit early to write him off for his career

    • John O'Brien says:
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      @Nick the quick: Seems like you’re ready to push your ‘non’-progressive agenda!

  28. MP29K says:
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    Drop Josh Bell for Jason Werth? 10 team keeper points league, Bell sits on my bench most of the time, but could use a hot bat to fill in for McCutchen and Mookie’s slow start.

    • Cram It says:
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      @MP29K: Werth is hot, Bell is not, so if you’re going to play a guy right now, Werth right?

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Cram It: But, there’s a lot of unknown with your team or your vision for the future with your team. Most keeper league decisions aren’t based on the next 2-week window. Long story short, Josh Bell holds an immense amount of value over a Jayson Werth in a keeper league in most situations. Especially knowing that you are benching McCutchen and Mookie because of slow starts. If I were you I would keep Mookie in my lineup and keep Bell on my bench and hope for a big uptick in value as he gets settled in. Keep in mind the weather in the Northeast in April is typically cold and suppresses offense. Kris Bryant was 0 for his first 10 (he’s a pretty good player). One more feather in Bell’s cap. In a points league context, he profiles as a guy who may walk almost as much as he strikes out. Those guys are fantasy gold in points formats, especially if they bring a bit of power to the table as well.

        • MP29K says:
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          @Drexel Hill Dragons:
          Thanks for the advice. I am in a daily lineup league, so Betts will be back in play as soon as he shows more life at the plate. I ended up dropping Bell for Eugenio Suarez. I don’t trust Werth can keep up the production long term, and Suarez could be a keeper type player if he has a break out season (we have 12 keepers, no restrictions or salary cap).

          I will monitor Bell and maybe pick him up later as well. I have 4 bench hitter slots, so could grab him again likely if he starts hitting better.

  29. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Man.. Grandal, Wieters or Jason Castro? Points leauge

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Grandal

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thnx

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I should say i like Grandal ROS but Wieters is the hot guy right now

  30. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Grichuk and Kepler are both on waivers. Would you drop any combination of: Haniger, Margot, Gerrado Parra, or David Dahl (on DL, but Trea Turner is elibgle for the DL slot on my bench) to pick up one or both?

  31. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Get your toilet paper ready….WET TAIL is back!!!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Had to go get you all riled up…Dude Wipes!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: I have their Fresh Balls too, quality products

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Do you have a squatty potty too?

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: Yeah, but I call it any stool ever made

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha — I wanna draw a cat for you!

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: I want a Bluetooth surgically implanted in my head and a big needle stuck in my ear to charge it!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I own the magic beans that warm coffee

  32. Christopher says:
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    Should I use my #1 WW priority on Moustakas? 12 team league. However, I have Arenado, Seager, Ramirez, Solarte who could play 3B for me.

  33. lackeydrinksonme says:
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    Cut Skaggs loose? I love the kid, he’s got great stuff but he doesn’t seem to have it right now.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @lackeydrinksonme: Depends what you are dropping him for….If there is a legit pitching option or someone you need on offense, sure. Also depends on league size, etc.

      • lackeydrinksonme says:
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        @B the Esq.:

        12-team H2H points league, it’s pretty deep right now and there isn’t anyone sitting on the wire I really need. I’m holding him, I think- two starts next week to play around with.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @lackeydrinksonme: Yeah hold him if pitching is that thin

  34. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I know it’s too early to do something drastic, but my pitching is absolutely killing me everyday… Dyson, K-Rod, Rodney, Treinen, Quintana, Maeda, Gray – has blown up my ERA through today.

    I am getting absolutely no help in H2H from those guys right now. I almost dropped Dyson but thought better of it. I just needed to vent, but seriously, Dyson has to be out right? For some reason Benoit is still available. Once the inevitable happens and Dyson is put out to the closer pasture, would I go Bush/Jeffress and then Benoit or Benoit over those guys?

    Final part of my rant – both Story and Rendon came in to get 1 AB last night and each of them struck out… c’mon man!

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: He’s been saying grab Bush for days now. Benoit has the job at this moment though.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah my team has 6 closers already filling up my 2 RP and 4 P spots so Bush is a luxury i don’t have room for.

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I’d own Benoit over Dyson.

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: But the fact that Benoit is available in your league, and you have 6 closers, makes me wonder if you need to worry about it that much.

    • Pousse-Pousse says:
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      @William Hung: Sucks. I had the following gents in my H2H starting lineup last week: Buxton, Joseph, Betts, Story, Cruz, Cargo. Batted .190 as a team!

  35. Chud says:
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    Ian Desmond a good buy low right now?

    In a 10 team full keeper league would trading my Danny Salazar OR Kevin Gausman for his Desmond be a good deal for me?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Sure, Gausman

  36. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H Points league that counts (-1) for K’s

    Should I switch Rendon for Manuel Margot? I want to keep Rendon because he’s on the Nat’s but he’s scored a total of (-3) for my team so far this season. What do you think?

  37. JoeC says:
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    Drop Tommy Joseph for Joey Gallo?

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: I came to the same conclusion.

        I love it when we think alike! Although, my couger days are over… unless I’m hittin’ up the retirement home!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Boo, you abandoned us cougar hunters!

  38. Frank Lynch says:
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    What are your thoughts on Wei Yen-Chen? He has a great Stream tomorrow on the SON against Rsellman. Maybe a one starter? I’d have to drop Jesse Chavez who i picked up for today

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Chen is a sneaky, low-ceiling pickup. He has 2 starts next week too, methinks. I own him in a 12 teamer.

  39. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Are you considered with Villar at all? He’s right there with Buxton striking out every other at bat….

    Any of these players you don’t prefer over Villar in 10 the h2h with obp?

    Miggy, N Cruz, Stanton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: None of these guys’ values changed in 7 days

  40. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Is there somewhere I can protest Chris Carter not having a starting job? How did no one sign him to be their first baseman full time? You’re telling me there was no team in the league that said “yeah we’ll take a floor of 35 homers from our 1B spot.” What gives?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @peacecoast: Racist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Weird to sign a guy with 40-homer power and bench him, I will say that… But the Yanks also didn’t need him… I don’t know, Phil, protests may be lightly attended

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Fine but I’m at least gonna stand on my lawn shaking my fist at the sky.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          People may gather, I would

  41. The great knoche says:
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    RonJeremy line! Ha! I wonder, besides a bunch of skanks has anyone stayed below that line and held a job for more than a month?

  42. Johnc says:
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    My team does not crank out the HRs so that category and RBIs is a challenge in a 12 team H2H league. But I do well in walks and strikeouts so there is that! Kepler challenged my patience at the end of last year and is picking up right where he left off. Is he a streamer with this roster? Drop for Heyward, Markakis or Dyson?

    Realmuto
    Rizzo, Freeman, Pujols, Lamb
    Zobrist, Russell, Owings
    Granderson, Melky, Kepler, Renfroe, Parra,
    DL : Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: None of these guys are great…

      • john coakley says:
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        @Grey:

        I think you could be commenting on both my team and the wire here as my team is a sad sack of hitters. But I will heed the advice and give Mad Max another week. Same with Renfroe.

  43. B the Esq. says:
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    I need someone to tell me not to drop Odubel or Eaton for Haniger…..10 team H2H categories league. Anyone make the case for Haniger over either RoS? Or add Duvall instead of any of the 3?

    Also, is Amir Garret legit? Im sure today’s start will influence that opinion, but worth keeping him around or rather stream the likes of J. Gray, Pom, Wright, Cobb…..

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gray….drop Odubel or Eaton to pick up Duvall? Drop the other of Eaton or Odubel for Haniger?

        Any thoughts on Amir?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  44. Evan P Pasha says:
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    Lovin these daily breakdowns from around the league. I have an OF problem I’m hoping people can weigh in on.
    Giancarlo
    Benny
    Mazara
    Haniger
    Margot
    Tomas
    Piscotty

    ….. I have 5 spots for these knuckleheads. Who starts? Do I try to play matchups every night, get really drunk and play darts to decide, or stick with the same 5 night in and night out?

    many thanks in advance

    • Mad Beach Bums says:
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      @Evan P Pasha:
      Play who’s hot, sit mazara against lefties. Margot is hitting well right now. Maybe offer up a 2 for 1 to try to upgrade and clear a spot.

  45. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Have Buxton in my keeper league and qualifies as a last round pick because he was on my MiLB team. Do I cut ties for someone like Ozuna or continue to hold on to him hoping he turns at some point and stops killing my ratios

  46. DonnieB says:
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    Castro or Cesar Hernadez to replace Segura? Is Betances worthing holding as a guy who can help with ERA and WHIP or go for another starter? Musgrove ,Iwakuma and a couple others available. Thanks Grey!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @DonnieB: cesar if you need steals, castro for power. betances is a must hold, he gets some vulture W/S and lots of K and great ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Agree w/ peacecoast

  47. swfcdan says:
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    Drafting Rodney cheap in my auction keeper is already starting to piss me off, don’t think he’s worth the ERA/WHIP hit even if he does somehow keep the job. Trade him for Cobb who’s looked good?

    Other offer is for Haniger who’s also looked good, and Cobb. But would have to trade Trienen instead.

    Like either deal?

  48. ryanoger says:
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    Asdrúbal Cabrera or Timmy Anderson for the short term while I have Segura on the DL?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @ryanoger: asdrubal is hotter right now

    • Cram It says:
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      @ryanoger: If you need a Mr. Obvious, Asdrubal is hitting right now, but Anderson steals bags, if you’re into that sort of thing.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Cram It:

        good thought, thanks man

  49. brett says:
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    12 team 6×6 holds and ops extra categories

    I give Sal Perez and Vazquez

    I get Lucroy and Justin Wilson

    my current staff: DeGrom, Maeda, Velzaquez, Nova, Taijuan Walker, Joe Ross, Carlos Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Does Vazquez have a first name?

      • brett says:
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        @Grey: Vince Velazquez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, that Vazquez

          • brett says:
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            Would you do the trade? @Grey:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No

  50. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    Did anyone who is gentile or under 40 get that Camp Granada joke?

    Me? I did the Jerry Lewis spit-take.

  51. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    So glad I thought it would be smart to stream Big Sexy last night. NOT GREAT!

  52. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Matt Bush or Doolittle for saves?

    B) Gallo or Mini Donkey?

    4) Keon or Dickerson?

    Z) Keon or Mini Donkey?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Doolittle…Reynolds…Keon…Keon…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: who would you drop for Keon – Dickerson or Reynolds?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dickerson

  53. Steve Vachon says:
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    My last SP roster spot. I my end up dropping anyone at this spot. So who is most likely to be kept for the entire year Chen or T.Walker?

      • Steve says:
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        Musgrove just put on waivers. So him or Walker? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker

  54. Tweak says:
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    Grey, I must praise you endlessly here. Normally, I see a pile of “something something yo yo hip hops” references sprinkled about, but Faces AND Allan Sherman references in a single article? Well done, sir.

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: more yo yo hip hops!!

  55. Jake says:
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    Drop Kepler for LeMahieu, Haniger, Margot, Moreland, or Pence? Or hold?

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Moreland

  56. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    OPS league Braun or Stanton ros who would you take?

  57. Jensen says:
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    At what point do you bench hitters who are struggling early in the season but are obviously too good to drop? Rendon, Piscotty, Schoop? I’m dead last in AVG and OPS. Obviously small sample size and all but do you just keep running them out there every day? At what point do you dig a hole that is too hard to climb out of?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jensen: You don’t have to run them all out there everyday but you shouldn’t drop these guys specifically yet. IT’S TOO EARLY. Give it a month. Are these the only 3 guys that are responsible for you in the basement in those 2 cats?

      • Jensen says:
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        @Cram It: I already said I wouldn’t drop them, but I have dug myself into too big a hole to climb out of in ERA/WHIP before and it basically ruins your season. Don’t know how far is too far to go for hitters. No, Machado, Devon Travis, Blackmon are also not helping plus my utility spot of Jankowski/Ryon Healy. It’s a team wide issue. Which is why I wonder if I should bench guys like Schoop and Travis and Piscotty until Machado, Blackmon, and Rendon start hitting. Just prevent a bad situation from getting worse.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Jensen: I’m in the same boat where my team BA is like .220. You have to look at like this: ALL of your hitters aren’t doing shit. They WILL hit, maybe even all get hot at the same time. Therefore, your situation will improve, with those guys. It can’t really get worse.

  58. Dr Y says:
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    What offenses are you avoiding starting your bottom end ownable pitchers against in a 10 team mixed league?

    Guys like Walker, Velasquez and Finnegan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Y: Red Sox

  59. Teddy Heater says:
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    The Whistles Go WOOOOOOOT!!!!! You supposed to up cooking breakfast. Far and away my favorite You Tube clip of all time! Bubb Rubb and Lil’ Sis, effin Classic!!!! The Alabama Leprechaun has to be #2 though, “It’s like a crack head got a hold of the wrong stuff…..” For your viewing pleasure if you haven’t seen it……

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nda_OSWeyn8

  60. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do we all think the Dahl PT situation will be when he comes back?

    I’ve got Dahl, Desmond, and JD on the DL in one league . . . when they all come back it’s going to feel like when Gandalf shows up at the end of Two Towers.

  61. Chris r says:
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    Traded Mike leake and Brandon McCarthy for Buxton and Brandon Phillips. (Phillips will be a better trea Turner fill in than Polanco)

    Now that I’m graced with the presence of Buxton. Do I drop any of Buxton , Tommy Joseph, Max Kepler for a streaming spot or hold. All are bench bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris r: You don’t need 3 bench bats… Lose one, prolly Kepler

  62. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    What do you think the chances of Rosenthal getting the closer gig back in St. Louis are? Oh has struggled in his few appearances and Rosenthal looks healthy and fanned the side the other day.

    What ever happened to Rosenthal anyway? He was like a top-5 closer, then all of sudden he was irrelevant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse: Don’t think it happens, but if Oh gets hit 3 straight games maybe

  63. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Dumb stat: Mitch Moreland, the skeezy sawk who moonlights as Kellyanne Conway, is leading the MLB in 2Bs.

  64. golfnut says:
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    Would you drop one of these guys for Asdrubel Cabrera?

    Player Note
    Willson Contreras ChC – C,LF

    Paul Goldschmidt Ari – 1B

    Rougned Odor Tex – 2B

    Josh Donaldson Tor – 3B

    Trevor Story Col – SS

    Yoenis Céspedes NYM – LF,CF

    Adam Jones Bal – CF

    Mark Trumbo Bal – RF

    Manuel Margot SD – CF

    Mark Reynolds Col – 1B

    Chris Owings Ari – SS,CF

    Nomar Mazara Tex – LF,RF

    Marcus Semien Oak – SS

    Steven Souza Jr. TB – RF

    Mitch Haniger Sea – LF,CF,RF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut: No idea what your bench is here, prolly not

  65. RD says:
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    Grey

    I am in the RCL league and need to add a bat and lose a pitcher.
    Who would you drop right now?

    Scherzer
    Wade Davis
    Batances
    Jim Johnson
    Bundy
    Eickoff
    Finnegan
    Benoit
    Teheran
    Greinke
    Ordorizzi
    Taillon

    Thanks for everything you do!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @RD: Drop Scherzer

    • Cram It says:
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      @RD: You don’t need 8 SP’s in an RCL. I second Scherzer.

      • RD says:
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        @Cram It:
        I know i dont need 8 SP but I want to collect all the sleepers!
        I am thinking Finnegan because of the last start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RD: Finnegan

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @RD: Finnegan or Odorizzi

  66. anajaime says:
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    an Alan Sherman reference! (hello motter….) you are an evil genius.

  67. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    i had Buxton in both my leagues. I had…….i feel better now.

  68. Woodrow the Impaler says:
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    Ian Desmond for Rich Hill in a ten team NL keeper league?

    My pitching is a sizzling hot pile of Chinatown garbage!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Woodrow the Impaler: Trading for a guy who has a blister for the past 14 months isn’t ideal

  69. Raider says:
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    On Steven Matz– “Our [doctors] found nothing wrong,” one person with knowledge of Matz’s care told Klapisch. The thought is that Matz received the diagnosis after seeing a third doctor — outside of the organization — which is his right. The Mets don’t believe that Matz is faking his injury, but his health continues to be a concern. ”

    The Met’s pitchers don’t even trust their own team doctors at this point, you can’t make this stuff up.

  70. Chris Leidal says:
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    12tm, H2H, 6×6 +OBP & XBH

    Was offered Ozuna, A Diaz and Lamb for my Stanton, Kepler and T Anderson.

    Positions are not a concern (have Franco/Bregman at 3B and Russell at SS) and I would say that my biggest needs are HR, XBH and RBI right now… thoughts?

    Thanks!

  71. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Trade my Kyle Seager and Dahl for Kluber I have Lamb and a bunch of other OFs. If he doesn’t accept would you do just Seager for Carrasco or am I just giving up too much at that point. 10 team H2H 6×5 cats Hits and avg. count

  72. Ashtray says:
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    Is there anyone currently in the minors that you’d be stashing now in a keep-6 league with 7 or 8 bench spots? Moncada, Meadows, Urias, etc? This year doesn’t seem to be as exciting for prospects as the last couple.

    I took over a terrible team last year so I’ve been trying to build up a solid foundation of talent at the expense of my first couple years.

    Thanks!

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Ashtray: Actually Moncada is already rostered. These guys are all free though:

      Meadows
      Brinson
      Torres
      Frazier
      Rosario
      Zimmer
      Robles

      Giolito
      De Leon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ashtray: Not a great crop this year, Brinson or Meadows if Pirates or Brewers OF is hit by injuries

  73. jaw says:
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    grab one to replace kemp (util) while he’s on the DL, 10 team 5×5 h2h: bruce, souza, ellsbury, gardner, ryan zimmerman, avisail, parra, corey dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Bruce

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

    I just want to commiserate with you on Buxton. I own him in a league and am a long-suffering Twins fan. How long have I been suffering? Since my parents made me go to bed when I was 8 years old instead of staying up to watch the 1991 World Series. But it was ok, I got to read about it the next day in the newspaper the next day… and it isn’t like they won’t be in another World Series in a couple of years when I am older, right?

    That said, I cannot understand what is going on with Buxton. He looks like he has never swung a bat before. It is one thing to make weak contact, or make good contact but right at someone. He is missing the ball by 2 feet when he swings. It is like me at the batting cage. Just close my eyes and hope for the best.

    I have nothing to add, other than my sympathy and sincere hope that he figures something out quickly.

  75. ryanoger says:
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    Ender, Keon, or Fowler? Who’s the best for Runs and Steals?

    thanks grey

  76. Branta says:
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    “What’s he going to tell us next? Bubb Rubb wakes up everyone on his street with his whistle muffler?”

    Ah, that takes me back.

    Also, Vogt or Wieters til the Dirty one comes back?

  77. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    Sam Dyson is killing me right now, and so is Lance Lynn, Jaime Garcia and Kenta Maeda. Would you drop Garcia after he starts today for the kid from Colorado (Senzatela)? I think Dyson is going to lose role in Texas.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Im sorry Grey. You said no to what? Dropping Garcia or Dyson losing the closing gig?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey would you drop folty for the kid in Colorado

  78. Lincecum&Gose says:
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    Need to replace an injured Kemp with an OF. Which one: D. Peralta, Grichuk, Judge, Dickerson, Souza, Domingo Santana?

    Thanks!

  79. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey –

    Which would you prefer over the next 3-5 years:

    Myers $24 for 2017-2019, then if I want $34 for 2020-2021

    Or

    Moncada $11 for 2017, then $26 for 2018-2021 or $31 for 2018-2022

    I have Odor at 2B (THANK YOU!!!!!!) but also am deep at 1B with Desmond (cheap) and Miggy (fairly valued). Also I am getting sucked in by Moncada’s talent. I could always trade Odor too for something amazing. Better to keep Myers and maybe trade Desmond or Miggy when Desmond returns. There is no CI spot in our league so some of my 1B depth should be turned into value at other positions I think. But who cares what I think. What do you think???

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  80. ERad says:
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    Mmmmm Yoga Mom

    Sometimes I go to Whole Foods and Trader Joes just to walk around and gaze

  81. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My NFBC team is batting .175! What the shit?! I don’t even own Buxton. I did get a HR out of my Jose Igelsias emergency start over the weekend.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Russell Martin doesn’t have a hit yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I started Jhoulys Chacin for his 9 ER game

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I start Leonys Martin. Eff these plural names dawg!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I almost started Avisail Garcia b/c he was my best hitter the 1st week

  82. Oppo Taco says:
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    Sano or Franco?

    Bedrosian or trienen?

    Thanks or you’re welcome? ;)

  83. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I didn’t type this with my fingers either.

  84. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    1) Who sits today out of these 4 guys?

    H. Ramirez vs. Jimenez (30.0)
    Longoria @ Montgomery (22.3)
    Rendon vs. Leake (15.5)
    Abreu @ Salazar (0.5)

    2) Start both today?

    Nova vs. CIN (10.9)
    Lackey vs. LAD (2.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Rendon….2. Sure

  85. BringBackPluto says:
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    T. Frazier for N. Casty straight up (OBP lg)… who do you like? Does it change it much if Castellanos could be kept next year pretty cheaply?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  86. Mike says:
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    Margot and Salazar for Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar was ranked above Tanaka in the preseason, nothing’s changed

  87. FrankGrimes says:
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    Dallas Braden is so F’n horrible
    Who on earth thought that
    Douchebag was entertaining!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m hoping someone can answer this, b/c I’m interested in knowing too

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @FrankGrimes: @Grey: He looks like someone that would try and sell you magic crystals in the parking lot of a Phish concert/Jam band festival. Then get really angry when you dismissed him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz:
          Haha
          Or magic mushrooms
          Which of course I prefer!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @FrankGrimes: He’s a step below the grilled cheese guys and two below mushroom dealers.

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: I feel like they’re trying to target a younger audience by ‘making baseball fun again’ OMG LOL he’s so zany!

        Makes me miss Kruk – I’ll take things I never expected to say ever for $1,000 Alex

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I had to look this guy up. Yep, he’s the douche that was harassing Mr. Met about Mrs. Met having sexual encounters with Thor during Sunday night beisbol. It was like Trump’s locker room talk but with mascots.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Mrs. Featherbottom:
        That’s sounds horrible.
        What a dickbag.

  88. munnyshooter says:
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    16 team H2H 6×6 w/ ops + k/bb

    Just lost both Turner and Segura so no middle infield to speak of. Had to pick up Drew last night. That worked out well…

    My H. Ramirez and A. Conley for J. Lamb and Jose Ramirez.

    Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  89. Ocho says:
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    9×9 league having a good start to the pitching week
    Have lackey and hammel going today
    You steaming Eduardo vs kuhl, tomin vs gonzqlez, chen vs gsellman or don’t risk messing up the week?

    Also have gsellman on my team you starting him tonorrow?

  90. Hedi says:
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    Grey,

    ROS – J Hammel or E Santana?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  91. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think Devon Travis is still a must hold? I’m trying to free up some space for streaming

    It’s a 12 team no MI league and I got Odor at 2B

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  92. jason bourne says:
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    3 homers in a game. Now, why can’t I do that? Definitely have to grab Cespedas. Matt Harvey? He’s Dark Knight played by Ben Affleck. And the sophomore slump continues to beat fantasy managers up with sucking or injuries. Do you remember your sophomore year? I had a better freshman year in HS and it did beat me up in college now that I think about it. Maybe there’s something to it. Anyway, enjoy your 2017 fantasy. Ive been Ben Afflecked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  93. Shitwolf says:
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    Oh me oh my here I come crawling back for more of that juicey juicey Gandalf the Grey wisdom….

    A) I’m not a hobbit so is it unsafe for me to touch the ring of power?
    B) where is Morgdor (sp?)
    C) Where can I get a cool wizard hat?
    D) Im digging the hot bat of margot but I figure he will eventually cool and my end of rotation scares me with Walker/Gray or finnegan. Thinking of trading Margot for Graveman is he for reals or should i hold?
    E) do you prefer when I try and add fun to my questions or should am I less funny then I think I am and get right to the question?

    thank you and may your hands stay arthritis free from answering the many questions
    ~Shitty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C) Local wizard store D) Works for me, liking Graveman

  94. Hawk says:
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    “0-for-3, 3 Ks, hitting .069. Hitting just at the Ron Jeremy Line! ”

    OMFG! The Line of the Year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Thanks!

  95. Dr Y says:
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    drop velasquez or Finnegan for pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Dr Y: Drop Finnegan for Pomeranz….better team behind him, longer decent track record.

  96. Ocho says:
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    Hammel and gsellman for eikoff,bundy, or finnegan or just hold my guys 9×9 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy side

  97. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    You use a standing desk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Ralph

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I could maybe go for this but I feel like I’d have a tough time masking the sounds from my farts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I think what he calls a “standing desk” is just a desk to the regular sized people. Which makes me wonder does JB call a wall shelf a standing desk? I got questions yo!

  98. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trienen and Thames for Franco?
    We only start two RP. I have Jansen and Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  99. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Not sure if you prefer a response to your question or a new post.

    12 team 6×6 holds and ops extra categories

    I give Sal Perez and Vincent Velasquez

    I get Lucroy and Justin Wilson

    my current staff: DeGrom, Maeda, Velzaquez, Nova, Taijuan Walker, Joe Ross, Carlos Rodon

  100. Reece King says:
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    Grey… You buying Jordan Zimmermann at all? His velocity was up YoY in his 1st start. Was 9-3 last year I think before injuries derailed season. Still young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In deep leagues, sure

  101. roam gunn says:
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    Sup Grey!

    1) Is it possible to have too many Rockies on your squad? I’ve got Blackmon, Desmond and Dahl and looking to buy low on Story.

    2) Tron likes Rendon vs Leake over Frazer vs Salazar. Leaning Frazier b/c his bat woke up and Rendon has been ice cold. Who would you roll out at 3B?

    3) Ozuna vs J.Garcia or Jo.Ramirez vs Holland

    Happy baseballing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Never ! 2. Frazier 3. Ozuna

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Frazier is sitting with the flu. FYI.

  102. William Hung says:
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    and the first panic move of my league goes to the guy who just dropped JBJ cause he’s gonna be out for a while…

    I currently have Tyson Ross in my DL spot, but that’s an easy swap.

  103. Reece King says:
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    Would you add Jeffress over Hector Rondon or Koda Glover in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  104. FrankGrimes says:
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    Matt bush shoulder issues…
    BTW
    I hate closers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy

  105. WhiskeyTea says:
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    In a points league in need of some pitching how do you feel about Trevor Story straight up for Michael Fulmer? Already have Lindor and Villar for SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible

      • WhiskeyTea says:
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        @Grey: I thought so… Would Hendricks or Keuchel interest you more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  106. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    What would you think of this trade in our 12 Team Yahoo H2H League with Holds and OPS:

    I give Edwin E, Tim Anderson (throw away), McCullers (this one could hurt) and Duvall

    I get Story (replace Anderson), Carasco and Desmond

    He can use help at 1B and OF, and I would like to upgrade my SP. I really like McCullers as I know you do, but I thought I would run by you. I would be offering, so I have no idea what this owner would say. I avoided Carrasco during draft, but am kinda regretting now after last night.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  107. Maxwell says:
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    Drop Rajai Davis, Ender Inciarte or Justin Bour for Mitch Moreland and/or Shaw? I play in a categories league – AVG, HR, R, RBI, OBP, SLG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai for Moreland if you need power

  108. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Brad Miller or Broxton for bench bat in 10T H2H? No real need on either side. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  109. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft weekly league

    Drop Travis Shaw for Brett Gardner, Eugenio suarez, Rajai davis, Yunel Escobar or Corey Dickerson? Or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Boy Wonder says:
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      @Boy Wonder: or Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  110. 3 belly laughs, a chuckle and a snort – the Spocer/Hitler reference actually elicited a guffaw. Nice to see you shaking off the spring training cobwebs and rounding into form, Grey.

    Naturally yesterday was the 1st day I benched Frazier during his 0/20 start to the season. SONOFABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks

  111. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto.

    Texas to go with a committee at closer. Is Dyson an immediate drop, or would you try to hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench him, but you can prolly drop in some leagues

  112. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    One more Grey,
    Keon or Haniger? I know it had to be asked already today, but I couldn’t find it.

    Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keon

  113. By the way – Bush is getting his shoulder “looked at”, which I’m guessing isn’t in the same creepy way you look at Buxton’s shoulders, pervert.

    Jeffries would seem to be the pickup, though I’d rather pick up a tranny hooker than trust that dude. Ok, maybe it’s the same level of trust, only one has a safe word.

    Uh, I’ve heard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  114. Maark says:
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    Drop Skaggs or Hammel for D. Norris or Luis Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs for Norris

  115. Moscowitz says:
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    What a mess in Texas. Dyson is plain crap, Jeffres seems to be crap too and Bush is now injured…seriously, whos gonna close games?! Kela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnette maybe?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Moscowitz: it SHOULD be kela if not bush. meanwhile they are jerking him around worse than anything they’ve ever done to delino (and we know how much that is)

  116. primetime says:
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    Drop TOJO for Lucas Duda?

    Also, Bradley DL. Should I pick up Thames, Panik, Duda Garnder, Ellsbury A Cabrera, D Peralta and Suarez.. about the only ones worth noting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up Duda for Bradley

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @primetime: WET TAIL!!

  117. jon says:
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    Quick question here Grey….

    would you deal Kyle Seager or Jose Abreu for a pitcher if i also have Jake Lamb and Joey Votto?

    Which one would you trade if needed to?>

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu for an ace

  118. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    My first FAAB could have gone better, methinks: $3 on Bush, $2 DeShit, $1 Bartolo.

    I assume hold Bush pending news on the shoulder stuff?

  119. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Owner dropped Bird in a 12-team H2H OBP. Worth claiming and dropping someone like R.Zimmerman?

    Bird would probably ride the pine on my team for a few days until he heals up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. JP says:
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    I have a guy who really wants a SS, I have Xander, he’s offered me two deals:

    1. His Trout for my Xander/Benetendi

    2. His Miggy/Maeda for my Xander

    Which would you choose?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @JP: League and roster context would be helpful, but if you can get Trout for Xander and Benintendi, I would be quick to hit accept and laugh while you pick up someone off waivers to fill the roster spot….

      • JP says:
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        @B the Esq.: Thanks, it’s a 12 team HxH league, I’d have Brad Miller to replace Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes

  121. Activist Judger says:
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    Grey, which side wins this trade?

    Nelson Cruz and Matt Bush for Cargo and Jose Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  122. Green monstahh says:
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    It’s hummmmmp day woot woot middle of the week already!

    H2h pts / weekly league. Rosters of course are locked for the week. Looking ahead to next week as a depth move are you adding any of these bats?

    Chris owings (SS/OF)

    Ryan Zimmerman (1b)

    Steve Souza

    Howie Kendrick (2b/OF)

    Solarte (3b)

    On my bench I have Javier Baez (2b/SS/3b), Manuel Margot, Travis Shaw (1b/3b), and Sandoval.

    My two utility slots I have drury (3b/OF) & hunter renfoe there.

    My IF slot is Miguel Sano (3b/OF & DH)

    My 1b is Jose abreu who’s been slumping , my DH is Carlos Santana who also has eligibility at 1b.

    My 3b is Todd Frazier , I also have Sano, Sandoval, drury, Sandoval & Shaw eligible at 3b

    My OF we start 4:
    Harper, cespedes, schwarber & benintendi.

    Would you look to stash a top prospect? Moncada? Anyone else worth stashing ?

    Thanks & take care!!

    • Green monstahh says:
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      @Green monstahh:

      Just saw bird is available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, MOncada over Shaw and Sandoval

  123. dom says:
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    haha good stuff

    better OPS this year: Jason Heyward or Alex Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  124. jon says:
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    stanton or springer for a 10 team keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  125. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Hey Gray:
    On monday you confirmed my planned bid of $100 for Inciarte (drop Joyce) on my Ultimate team (1 15 team lg.) at NFBC. I have another question, which is what’s the proper bid for Gyorko for Cozart.
    Grandal
    Wolters
    Rizzo
    Murphy
    Shaw
    Diaz
    K.Davis
    Trumbo
    O.Herrera
    Grandson
    Schebler
    Andrus
    Solarte
    Dyson

    Bench:
    Cozart
    Joyce
    Soler

    Left pitchers off this list as uninvolved.
    Solarte will get dual position this week (3d/2nd), which leaves me with a backup everywhere except 2nd since Murphy is my only 1st base b/up.
    Gyorko has 2nd AND 3d base eligibility (as well as s.s./m.i.) so he becomes much more valuable to my team than Cozart, while on the bench.
    You agreed on my $100 bid for Inciarte. I’m thinking at least $50 on Gyorko, which leaves me with $816 left of my $1,000 F.A. bankroll. I used $34 to get Casilla after week 1 , for Rondon.

    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “what’s the proper bid for Gyorko for Cozart.” Huh?

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Would you go $50 ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $50 for what?

          • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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            @Grey: To get Gyorko off of the waiver wire. Drop Cozart. Sorry. On 1 hand spending $100 for Inciarte and $50 for Gyorko is a big chunk of my FAAB money, but the improvement Inciarte and Gyorko provide over Joyce and Cozart can help me win the league and it’s $40k top prize. $20k for 2nd and $7500 for 3d.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gyorko over Cozart but not at $50, try $21

              • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Gray. Gyorko would give me cover at 2nd, 3d, and c.i., and m.i. If Rizzo or Solarte go out Gyorko is available.

  126. Gregjeffries says:
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    Yo FML! My mornings are complete again with your daily musings!

    Question (and not trying to be a dick) – How come you’ve cooled on Kepler so quickly after having ranked in the top 100 preseason. I know he’s striking out at 30% rate and all, but you always preach patience at the beginning of the season, so I’m curious. (Considering dropping Kep for Moreland but I cyclopsed Kepler SO HARD during the draft that it hurts my heart to do so) Thanks again for all that you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s still early but when people are asking Kepler or Jay Bruce, I mean, with how Bruce is hitting in the first week, he should be owned so the league is shallow

  127. Notorious PING! says:
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    Need a sanity check here…
    In a 12 team, keeper, h2h points league:

    My hitting is good, however wondering if I should drop B Miller for a better bench? Broxton, Souza, Dickerson, Cesar Hernandez?

    My Pitching is risky…. I need to drop 2, who should i drop?

    C Gattis,
    C Brian McCann
    1B Tommy Joseph
    2B Carpenter
    3B Donaldson
    SS Villar
    MI Elvis Andrus
    CI Arenado
    OF Calhoun
    OF Haniger
    OF Thames
    OF Trout
    OF Yelich
    U Starling Marte

    BN Yuli Gurriel
    BN Brad Miller

    Cotton,
    Danny Duffy,
    Paxton,
    Robbie Ray,
    Samardzjia,
    Stroman,
    Pomeranz,
    Jon Gray,
    Manaea,
    Musgrove,
    Daniel Norris,
    Bedrosian,
    Devenski,
    Edwin Diaz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you want, but if the bat is on your bench, does it matter? I’d drop Gurriel first tho, and I’d own Broxton

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: People care too much about having a good (relatively speaking) bench. I don’t get it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think people mostly just fear dropping too good of a hitter, so they hold guys to their detriment — tho, there are those that drop guys that they shouldn’t too… Okay, I don’t know the problem

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Haha. Well yes, I glean that most can’t make a decision on their own, but bench bats in particular…there are so many factors that go into what type of bench bat you want, IF you want one. It’s not really a matter of who is better, if they’re only going to play once or twice a week. Like this guy has Donaldson and Arenado…where’s Gurriel going to play? Eh, I could write a whole post about bench bats. I digress. Anywho!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly…

        • Notorious PING! says:
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          @Cram It: I care about my bench players, because if someone like Donaldson hits the DL, i have a somewhat comparable point producer waiting to be used. Or it Thames doesn’t pan out and my bench is having a better year, i make the switch. I agree that spending too much on the bench is not a good idea, absolutely.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Notorious PING!: I don’t know, you have Arenado. IF one goes down, I’m sure you can hit the waiver wire for a competent CI when it happens. I’d probably use the spot on a potential upgrade at 1B

      • Notorious PING! says:
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        @Grey: No faith in Gurriel? I thought he would make an impact this year.

        Which 2 pitchers do you think i could cut, if needed? thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pomeranz,
          Manaea,
          Musgrove,
          Daniel Norris,

  128. Password Is Taco says:
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    Drop Rich Hill and/or Garrett Richards for Graveman and/or Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username… Richards for Cole

  129. joeg414 says:
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    Wait on L.Martin or Kepler ? 6×6 deeep roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  130. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    Would you rather have James McCann or Travis d’Arnaud?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: This one could win you your league, Esskay!

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        It’s a fill in until posey and Sanchez come back

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Okay, so it’s for 5 games…that’s even less impactful. They’re both mediocre. Flip a coin. I have McCann in one and Travis in another.

  131. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Three of Matt Boyd’s strikeouts were against Buxton, so those don’t really count. Adjust expectations accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good point!

  132. demribbies says:
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    Heads up Todd Frazier scratched for flu-like symptoms.

    In his absense would you roll w/ Rendon vs Leake or JoRamirez vs Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  133. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Braun or pollock ros OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  134. Steve says:
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    13-team weekly points roto league using R HR RBI OPS NSB

    Best bench bat:
    Kepler
    Zimmerman
    Duda
    Travis
    Melky

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  135. Jon says:
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    So what do I do with Neris? Keep holding for possible saves, or speculate on someone else (Madson, Dull, Barraclaugh, Lorenzen, Storen)? I already have Miller in my pen, so I probably can’t get by with two relief aces who aren’t closing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these are closers, so if you can’t get by with no non-closers, there’s no options here

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Sure. My question is are any of those other options closer to saves/better spec options?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than Neris? Not really, can try Storen if you don’t care about anything but saves

  136. Alex says:
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    Would you drop Kepler to pick up Judge or Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  137. Bosox says:
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    Bush or Benoit over familia?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Bosox: see THIS is where somebody should be trolling, UNLESS saves you get in the next 10 days ONLY are scoring categories.

  138. Fish says:
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    What kind of starting pitcher should I look to get for Betances? It’s a 10 team redraft where Ks are gone in favor of K/9 and saves is replaced by S+H. He finished top 50 value last year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a struggling upside guy, like Gausman?

  139. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Drop fowler for any of the following or hold
    Werth
    Parra
    Souza
    Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. The Flamed Man says:
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    Greetings. Another excellent article.

    Margot is available on waivers how much should I bid? We have 100 dollar max. Already used 4 dollars on a closer. 10 team 9 player keeper.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  141. H says:
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    Trade offer, which side?

    Xander Bogarts for Tre Turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  142. Jon says:
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    Sorry my question wasn’t clearer earlier. At this point is Madson, Dull, Barraclaugh, Lorenzen, or Storen a better spec option versus Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  143. Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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    So although I came in third place last season in tough league of grizzled vets, I vowed to relax the itchy trigger finger and resist all the pretty shiny hot streaks glowing from the waiver wire and NOT carry four or more bench bats. I suspect this is more common than not for newbs and I even had a pseudo theory working that while some bats were trying to sort their shiz I could weave hot bats in for cold. Of course this meant gong nuts analyzing every matchup each day.

    So thats what I swore I wouldn’t do. Now deep into this new season I’m about to be right back in it.
    I queried you Grey about whether to take the trade offer of Miggy for Hendricks, and of course the consensus was yes. I did.
    As of tomorrow I will have 4 bench spots. I also have Pom and G Richards on DL and was thinking of dropping Folty to activate Pom – Yes/No? And deal w Richards when time came.

    Question is – do I just hold tight and let some of the bats settle in and make determinations of who to drop/trade/light on fire in a couple + weeks or do I do something now and start trimming fat.
    Just like last season first half I couldn’t figure out who that would be (Crutch was my #1 and #1 bench warmer but I couldn’t drop him or trade. My league hates trades apparently. )
    I was thinking that if Miggy comes around and isn’t hiding a back injury he could be down the road a bit great trade bait for a top pitcher. Does this sound, sound?

    Who would you cut now and look for? I can’t identify any guys who are droppable but maybe I’m just to close to the fire. Maybe trades but who seems trade-able and that I could spare.
    Sorry for this crap. Trying to learn and definitely bitten hard by fantasy bug.

    C – Schwarber
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-D Murphy
    3-Longoria
    SS-Peraza
    OF-Braun
    OF- N Cruz
    OF- A Eaton
    U-N Castellanos
    U-M Cabrera
    B-Elvis Andrus
    B-Piscotty
    B-Judge
    B- Dickerson
    SP-C Carrasco
    SP-Nola
    R-C Bedrosian
    R-Ibenoit
    P-Nova
    P-Bundy
    P- graveman
    P-iglesias
    B Devenski, , Foltynewicz
    DL Drew Pom; Richards

    Pitchers Stat Categories: Complete Games (CG), Outs (OUT), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS), Saves + Holds (SV+H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  144. Huddy says:
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    Cain vs OAK Thames vs TOR Haniger vs HOU pick 2 tonight, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Cain

  145. Nasally Whendy says:
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    Which should I be picking up Marwin, j polanco or conforto off the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For what reason? As upside bench bat? Conforto… As a guy that actually plays, Marwin or Polanco

      • Nasally Whendy says:
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        @Grey:
        As a wildcard bench bat… conforto it is. Thanks for all that you do

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  146. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    Schoop v. Steven Wright ($11.8) or Devon Travis v. Chase Anderson ($18.2) for my 2B today?

    In general, would you advise just going with the Hittertron each day? Or should Schoop be starting for me unless there is some huge difference? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with HT… Travis

  147. Matthew Baumer says:
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    Drop Buxton for Conforto in 11 team, 10 hitters daily league? obp and slg in 7×7. No keepers. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  148. Pager24 says:
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    My team is collectively hitting .190 on the season HA! turns on oven proceeds to stick head in oven…. FMFBL ha

    Nothing really to add -just wanted to say thanks for all the great info!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’m there with you in one league, hitting .210

  149. Filkarri says:
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    Drop Kepler for Duda or Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

      • Filkarri says:
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        @Grey: Quick followup, should I drop Kepler or Carlos Gomez for Duda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gomez

          • Filkarri says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, Grey. I hate Gomez so this drop is gonna feel good.

            • Filkarri says:
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              @Grey: That @Filkarri: That was super satisfying.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  150. hondo says:
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    Drop Kiermaier or Inciarte for Keon?

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: Or drop the Coors date is expiring,Ian’s coming and Madbum ,Kershaw and Cueto(plus a 5 day week) are on the horizon Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Did you mean Kiermaier is the better drop or the best of the mess?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better drop

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey: Cool.It looks like ROS proj has Ender’s runs kinda low at 67,I’m hoping for more if he gets going and Kemp isn’t going to be dinged up all year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, hopefully

  151. Polish neighbor says:
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    Herrro!
    You know who is partially responsible for Buxtons struggles? People that put labels on players before they win anything. And of course coaches. How can you let him bat 3rd and put so much pressure on a young player like Buxton?!
    What can do??!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No can do!

  152. Long Bawls says:
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    Judge is nuts. His homer today looked like a sure out but carried like 425 feet. The reverse beer goggle fly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  153. Steve Stevenson says:
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    AL only keeper, can only drop someone when hurt or sent down. Thankfully Bruce Rondon was sent down so I can add a P but this may be a ROS play. I’m an expansion team and not likely to compete this year and have no actual closers on my roster. First option will probably be Joe Jimenez and hope he gets the DET job in the next year or so, but if I get outbid for him would you go with a back end SP (Miguel Gonzalez, Martin Perez, Karns or Jesse Chavez?) Or grab some other MR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  154. henncoop says:
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    Currently floundering in 11th place in 12 team weekly lineups 5X5 roto with 8 bench slots. Currently have 3 of those filled with Dahl, JD, & JBJ (no DL slots).
    I just snagged Moreland for Pillar so that was a plus.
    My current healthy OF is Mazara, Pederson, Kepler, D Santana ( who seems to be getting better), & Schebler.
    1) I could drop one for Heyward who is on waivers or Avisail, Werth or Markakis are also out there
    2) Semien is also out on waivers but I have limited spots with all the injuries so I would likely need to drop either Anderson or Saladino to pick him up. Make a move?
    3) I have a few RPs in this league as well Giles. Johnson, Kintzler, Dyson (ugh) & Madison (who looks to be out the picture for saves) Lose Madison? or Dyson? or both? Dyson does have a job (for now)
    Thanks for the help …this team is a hot mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d wait until Sunday 2. Anderson 3. Lose Madson

  155. Bosox says:
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    When’s a good time to stash moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      End of May

  156. Bosox says:
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    Drop colome for Pineda or manaea? Head to head league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  157. henncoop says:
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    Hate to do this to you but I have a catcher question. I have the hitless Hedges (even @ freaking Col) on multiple teams. I swapped him out for Leon in one league. Probable options are d’Arnaud, Castro, Bandy, Norris, or Rupp.
    Hitless for 2 weeks is just too much at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

  158. jon says:
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    10 team keeper league

    Abreu for Stroman? who has to add and how much?

    I have Votto and Morales as 1B replacements.

    • jon says:
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      @jon:

      Might also be able to get Duffy.. thoughts?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Do better

        • jon says:
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          @Grey:

          McCullers? I guess based on your rankings thats a no lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You should do better but I do like him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  159. Shitwolf says:
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    Hey boss it’s a 2fer day what side u like

    Harper treinen walker or sherzer Myers

    My other of are cruz benintendi piscottty Broxton Margot with Dahl on DL

    Staff is carrasco Salazar Maeda mccullers bundy finnegan Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  160. jon says:
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    10 team keeper league

    Lamb for Stroman? good enough to sell BAAAAAAAHHD mon Lamb?

    I have Kyle Seager at 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds all right

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        Deal completed…how do you like this team?

        C-Molina
        1B-Votto
        2B-Dozier
        3B-Seager
        SS-Seager
        OF-Springer, Betts, Polanco, benintendi,
        UTIL-Morales, Abreu
        BENCH- Peraza, Russel

        SP- Madbum, Carrasco, Cole, Quintana, Maeda, Stroman, Ray, Nova
        RP- Jansen, Diaz, Allen, Treinen

        anything i should do or just leave it be?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leave it be for now

          • jon says:
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            @Grey:

            My mind is a hampster, I apologize..

            Drop Nova for Moustakas?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  161. The Great Knoche says:
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    Aw Come on Craig! Broxton showing life and you send him back to the seven hole.

    Is Walt Weiss with the Brewers this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  162. John says:
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    My Pujols for his Bradley? I can afford to lose a CI and need an OF. Wait for injury clarification or go for it!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  163. MarvPesos

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson

  164. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    have a waiver claim in 14 team h2h land for dropping madson for bush. should i drop this and just grab jeffress now? i have 2 moves total left on week and my other waiver claim is dropping skaggs for j.gray (i have that one behind the bush one). my other RP are (4 spots to start total): madson/bearclaw/familia/kimbrel/capps (DL).

    also, i’m guessing if i don’t get j.gray i BUT do get bush a good idea might be to drop skaggs for jeffress? (after madson is gone). this leaves me with no moves this week left and only these for starting pitchers (QS and K/9 in play as well): duffy/kennedy/lackey/conley/shoemaker/a.wood/carmart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go Jeffress — Yeah, lose Skaggs if so

  165. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Losing faith in Kepler and thinking of using that roster spot for streaming pitchers.
    Josh Tomlin vs. CHW is $4.2 so would you start him and just stream after?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Tomlin

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: what about Eduardo Rodriguez bs. PIT? Or just give Kepler more time?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Ed-Rod

  166. Brett says:
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    Which Astro do you want for holds Gregorson or Will Harris?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harris

  167. rick says:
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    Hosmer Happ Jimmy-Johnson for Chapman Lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aroldis

  168. Brett says:
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    For holds this year Capps or Gregorson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luke

  169. ThE sHiT says:
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    Giancarlo with 2 bombs, finally!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  170. FrankGrimes says:
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    Piscotty knows!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does!

  171. Mike says:
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    Yahoo keeper league (keep 5). Would you trade Donaldson for Story & Peraza?

    R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OBP,SLG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. Joeg414 says:
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    Looking to deal R Zimmerman for D Robertson .
    I have Diaz , Dyson , Reed and Familia.
    5×5 roto.
    Whata think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  173. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    looky looky who woke the F up

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and i don’t mean to-jo, ALSO his first good day, in the same day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  174. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    AL only drop kim for mancini, mancini listed as lefty side only platooner, BUT he’s now played 3 in a row, today against a righty, and over kim. i have
    C vogt
    1B miggy (this is getting ugly)
    2B miller
    3B mostsuckass
    SS correa
    MI motter
    CI moss
    OF (4) trumbo/rajai/k.davis/s.smith
    util (1) cargo 2
    BN kim
    DL segura
    NA zimmer

    f’it i did this already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Mancini

  175. Waffles says:
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    I just traded McCutchen, Price, and Beltre for Trea Turner. Traded away 3 hall of famers!

    • Waffles says:
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      @Waffles: 12 teamer, value the extra roster spots. OBP league. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  176. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Best starts for tomorrow? Down by 12 K’s and tied in Ws and QSs while ERA and WHIP are close enough…

    Already own these guys:
    Dufy vs. OAK (10.3)
    J. Gray @SF (4.7)
    Gausman @TOR (2.3)

    Would need to drop one or two guys out of Lackey, Gausman, Walker, J. Gray, Ray, Gravemen, Finnegan, or Nova in order to start any of the following though:

    Chen vs. NYM (9.5)
    Severino vs. TB (5.6)
    Tomlin vs. CHW (4.3)
    Nelson @CIN (-2.8)
    Gsellman @MIA (8.2)

  177. William Hung says:
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    such an odd first and a half weeks of the season – Rizzo and Betts are absolutely crushing my team right now and my team ERA is over 7… and now i’m watching Shelby Miller hold the Giants scoreless through 4 innings – 3 more innings than I thought he would last

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @William Hung: imagine your biggest money league having rizzo/treat urner/story with only braun doing anything in your first 39 picks. i do have freeman/harper in many many leagues so not all bad.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: i mean MY first 4 picks, THROUGH pick 39.

  178. Random Collmenter says:
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    Finally Stanton! YES.

    Is dealing Fulmer or Maeda for Judge in a dynasty league a Lyle Overpay? Which would you give up?

  179. bobbo says:
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    Neftali Feliz was just dropped in my 10team roto. I have the #1 priority and my “closers” are light with Jansen, Andrew Miller, Neris, Reed, Casilla, and Bush. I’m not crazy to blow the top waiver on a guy like Feliz am I?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @bobbo: definitely add him

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @bobbo: now it’s only about figuring out to drop reed/neris/bush first. if no bush shoulder thing this would be reed probably. i’d still go reed dropped first. worst case scenario by dropping reed you lose like 2-4 total saves if bush never gets the job (or neris).

      • bobbo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:
        Could also drop a bench bat in either Heyward (was hoping for a rebound) or Mark Reynolds (have Desmond on the DL)

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @bobbo: oh heyward then. you almost don’t need BN bats at all in shallow leagues. and the ones you’d have would be massive upside guys like desmond.

  180. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    TEX situation just got worse. claudio/leclerc (i.e. their worst RP not named dyson if you want to go that way, at least amongst guys that might ever get holds) used behind jeffress, with claudio likely to have gotten trout/pujols if not for allowing a double. in any event TEX is planning for barnette here.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: MF’er the wild card “shoulder” of bush only thing complicating this. that being said today was jeffress’ first decent 4 outs of the year.

  181. Mike says:
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    Votto/VVelasquz or Dozier/Mccullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

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