Steamer/Razzball projections are at or near the top with the best projections in baseball.  Not the best at our site, that’s easy, they are.  They’re the best when people drop nerd science with coefficients and variables and charts and graphs and other shizz I don’t understand.  Articles have been done, things have been written, nerds have yelled at their mothers to not bother them right now.  Steamer/Razzball projections are great.  They were the best free baseball projections last year.  Those projections drive the Stream-o-Nator, Hitter-Tron and our other tools.  What in the effy-eff does this effy-eff have to do with effin’ anything?  Those projections gave three players a 20/20 season Mike Trout, Carlos Gomez and Steven Souza.  I just got goose-pimplies writing that.  Seriously, feel my arm.  That’s not my arm!  Hey now!  Souza could only hit .240, but there’s no reason why he is only owned in 19% of ESPN leagues.  Well, there is a reason, but I don’t want to insult anyone.  That ownership number is a miscarriage of fantasy justice.  You, the great people of the world, raise your mouse-clicky hand.  First, put down the Krimpet, you have butterscotch frosting on your fingers.  Just put it down on your desk for a second, no one’s going to take it.  People don’t even want to be near you when you’re eating.  Okay, now take your recently freed-up hand and go to your waivers and grab Souza.  It’s your duty.  Hehe, I said duty.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Dalton Pompey – As Sean Kingston would say, “There’s a fire burning on the dance floor by Pompey.”

Alejandro De Aza – Today will go down in– what’s the opposite of infamy?  Unfamy?  Today will go down in unfamy as the day there was a shizzton of 10+ HR/20+ SB outfielders on waivers.

Desmond Jennings – Not doing a ton of anything other than stealing, but, at some point, he will hit his usual 10 to 15 HRs.  You can count on it, if you count by 10’s or 15’s.

Travis Snider – It sure is taking a long time for people to pick Snider up.  It’s like he’s burned you before in past seasons or something.  *applies cocoa butter to Snider burns*

Jake Marisnick – The year was 1961.  The Yankees had a 1 PM game scheduled when Roger Maris saw Mickey Mantle coming out of a bar at noon.  Angry at what The Mick was doing to himself, he put him in a cab and sent him home.  The cab driver was planning on working a half day, then taking in the Yankee game and wanted The Mick to play.  The cabbie knew the only way The Mick would play is if he sobered up or he got The Mick so blotto he became sober-drunk.  Sober-drunk was the easier of the two options so the cabbie began to ply him with scotch.  45 minutes later, Mantle leaned against old Yankee Stadium to urinate and told the cabbie, “You’re the best coach I ever had.” In that game, Maris and Mantle both homered twice, and to honor that day the cabbie changed his name to Rogey Marismick.  Many years later, Rogey went to see an exhibit at Ellis Island and the lady, who was selling admission tickets, misread his credit card and changed his name to Marisnick.  For our purposes, his son, Jake, can hit 12 homers and steal 20+ bases.

Denard Span – Denard Dawg is worth owning for SAGNOF and runs since he should be activated any day now, Annie Potts.

Ender Inciarte – Hitting around .400 and so sneaky good he has CIA in the middle of his last name.

Matt Joyce – This is more of a Hitter-Tron call, though I’m not entirely sure the Hitter-Tron doesn’t like Joyce just because the Hitter-Tron named his washing machine Joyce and then covered himself in detergent and hit the spin cycle.

Jarrod Dyson – Run, Chicken Man, run!

Caleb Joseph – Hitting .375 and filling in for Wieters admirably.  Those are big shoes, after all.  I mean, Wieters was touted as the savior of all of baseball when he was first called up.  Yeah, no hype there.  Nice call, Keith Law.  Baseball scouts are wrong as much as baseball hitters.  If they get three out of ten right, they appear to be Hall of Fame-level scouts.  Speaking of which, watch out for, Tim Beckham, Gordon Beckham, Brian Matusz, Kyle Shipworth, Yonder Alonso, Aaron Crow and Jason Castro!  That is merely seven names from the top ten of the 2008 baseball draft.

Mark Canha – I picked this guy up about a week ago in my 15-team mixed league, because, well, where do I start?  I own Arcia, for one.  You feeling me?  Could you stop feeling me now?  Canha will likely need to be platooned because…A’s, but Canha had 20 HRs in Triple-A last year.

Alex Guerrero – Mattingly has to play Guerrero, right?  There’s still no closer, Mattingly is hitting Pederson eighth, he benches Puig for Ethier, he shaved a glorious mustache.  So, what Mattingly has to do and what he does do?  Two different things.

Devon Travis – I just gave you my Devon Travis fantasy last week.  I wrote it with the power of twelve mules.  By the by, if you have no interest in owning Travis, you haven’t watched him hit.  He looks like a black Pedroia.  I will call him Pedafroia.

Jonathan Schoop – Has three homers, is batting .292 and is owned in 4.8% of leagues.  Javier Baez was sent to the minors, but hasn’t done much there because he’s been on a leave of absence for a few weeks due to a personal matter and is owned in 19.2% of leagues and just this week Baez’s ownership went up 7.8%.  Can’t make that stuff up.  I mean, I can, but you’d be able to fact check it pretty quickly.

Yangervis Solarte – Been playing 2nd base while Gyorko sits in the corner of the dugout and thinks about what he’s done to all of those that trusted him.

Marcus Semien – Is it weird that I had a dream that The Harangutan was pitching to Semien and Jane Goodall ran on the field to kiss The Harangutan, but she was endowed like Morganna?  Now that I see it written out, it’s not weird at all.

Brett Lawrie – Let’s just rename this Buy column, the A’s are hitting, grab them.  Yeah, that’s pithy.

Jake Lamb – Could lose playing time to Yasmany, if Yasmany can figure out what side of his glove to put his hand into.  “Can I just put the baseball glove on my head?  I saw that in The Bad News Bears, which was a huge blockbuster in Cuba in 2013.”  That’s Yasmany talking to Chip Hale.

Eric Campbell – Here’s what I said the other day, “The Mets recalled Eric Campbell, no relation to Dave or the soup.  I bid a ton on him in one NL-Only league because I had Kelly Johnson starting (don’t ask).  Campbell was hitting well in Triple-A (PCL, the stats don’t matter, don’t ask).  Likely he’s a short-term call-up, but for those in deep leagues, I’d look at him.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Cody Asche – Hot schmotato alert!  Oh, wait, these are all hot schmotatoes.  I liked Asche a lot last year, but obviously that was a bit premature — hey, are we still talking about Semien?  I liked Asche, because he wasn’t a complete pushover in the minors with the bat:  .295, 15 HRs, 11 SBs in Triple-A in 2013.

Jed Lowrie – He’ll cool off at some point and you can drop him then.  I promise.  9&xlsawa24!  Dah, I had my fingers crossed.  No promises!

Jose Ramirez – Love his combo of speed and power, but I get it, his .182 batting average ain’t a barrel of Harangutans.  I would try to give Ramirez a bit more time, though.

Mike Dunn – Let’s get the SAGNOF portion of the program out of the way, shall we?  (By the by, don’t ever end a question with shall we in real life or someone would be justified to punch you.)

Yimi Garcia – He’s my Roberto Osuna pick of the week, i.e., I don’t know if he’ll get saves but his K-rate is ridunk, dunk, dunk.  Pitches like what, what, what.  He can move your butt, butt, butt.  Let me see him pitch so strong.

Tony Watson – Melancon is pitching about as well as people pronouncing Melancon.

Danny Farquhar – Yoervis Medina could be the go-to guy here, but I don’t think Rodney is in serious trouble of losing the job.  I mean, he should lose the job, but that doesn’t mean he will.

Adam Ottavino – Could be as good as, say, Cody Allen for the entire year.  Otta’ boy!

Danny Salazar – I just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger, you’ll find it.

J.A. Happ – Here’s a quick Stream-o-Nator call.  Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof because I’m streaming Happ!

Chris Heston – He can be the 2nd best Giants starter.  Okay, that’s not fair.  He is the 2nd best Giants starter.

Miguel Gonzalez – A commenter tipped me off on Wednesday that Gonzalez has the 3rd best ERA since July of last year.  Though, I’m not sure if that’s accurate after researching it.  Gonzalez has been terrific (2.19 ERA post-All Star break last year), and I nearly made him the lede today, but his K-rate over his career is 6.5 and that’s in a lot of innings, and he’s 30 years old, so I don’t think he’s suddenly become something he’s not.  I’d grab him while he’s pitching well, but I’m not completely sold that he’s more than 3.60 ERA, 6+ K/9.

Carlos Martinez – This isn’t a grab because he could do well in his next start.  This is a “He should be owned” grab, and hopefully he does well in his next start.

Edinson Volquez – It may or may not continue, but he has a 1.2 BB/9 right now.  That’s from a guy that throws 94 MPH.  Grab him with the Volqen Death Grip.

Brandon MorrowHodgepadre!

Jimmy Nelson – Should just be owned like I said for C-Mart.  Nelson has about one more good start before all the Jimmy and Janie Schmohawks at ESPN highlight him.

Anthony DeSclafani – The great thing about DeSclafani is he has great control, so even if he gets bombed, it shouldn’t be that bad.  Yes, March Grey is surprised that April Grey thinks there’s anything great about DeSclafani.  Or that he even knows how to spell his name.

Travis Wood – If he does well in his next start, and I imagine he will, he’s going to be the hottest add in all of fantasy land.  That’s all of the land that doesn’t see the sunlight, except on the television during day games.

SELL

Andrew McCutchen – Here is a small little news item from the March issue of Ebony, “The Dread Pirate no more, McCutchen cut off his dreadlocks.  He’s still a man of style in our book.  Holla at ya boy.”  Then the article updated Bobbi Kristina and why man-scarves are so dang popular.  Maybe McCutchen was like Samson deriving power from his hair.  You would’ve thought dreaded was a bad thing, but if speed’s the key then show me the dreadlock.  He’s been plagued with knee problems since the spring, and sliding and running and diving for catches and everything can’t be easy on his knees.  So far, he’s attempted one steal and was caught.  After only being caught three times all of last year.  McCutchen, without speed, is a 22-homer outfielder with a great average.  Still solid, but not a first rounder.  I wouldn’t sell him for a ticket to see Sanjaya in concert, but I would explore options.

 
  1. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Would I be the first to say, “…welcome to the majors, Mr. Hobbs?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera just got in Shields’s head big time…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: you know what is fun? When you are streaming Hammels and he gets jobbed on a strike 3 call. Next pitcht Middlebrooks deposits into the right field Ernie Banks collage. Ugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I have Middlebrooks but feel your pain

        • NickfromtheRoc says:
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          @mauledbypandas: There were a few good ones today, resulting in Maddon getting tossed. Pretty sure I read “that’s 5 fucking runs” on Maddon’s lips at least 6 times during his argument. Gotta get the fans fired up somehow…

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      I’m still convinced despite what you and Smoke say, that it’s going to be Ramos and not Dunn if Cishek ends up selling cishells by the cishore. They’ve used Ramos earlier but in the highest leverage situations.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, could be…I’m not convinced Cishek will be removed though

        • @Grey:

          Clishek is nails – one Kazaam ain’t nothin to worry about. He would have had a save last night had the fish not scored in the bottom of the 9th. 1-2-3 inning for CishTheFish

          He’s got a pretty long leash – he’s earned it. Plenty of better teams to make speculative closer adds IMO

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I think you’re prolly right

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Lucky Dog:

            I agree with you pretty much. NFBC all the good cuffs are owned. Going on velo drop and early shakiness. I like Cishek. Owned him the two prior years.

            • @OaktownSteve:
              Must add: everyone in the Mariners pen not named “Rodney”.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          I’m not convinced either. Merely hopeful.

          Reed I’m convinced

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Reed will be out sometime in May/June… Who replaces him though? Ziegler?

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              Marshall. He’s got closer stuff.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, prolly right… Ziegler has replaced in the past though…Always something that’s considered

                • mauledbypandas says:
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                  @Grey: I just don’t think Ziegler has the mentality for it, or the stuff. That organization has no clue how to operate though so who knows. What’s wrong with the NL West? man!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha, yeah, likely true

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @mauledbypandas:

                    Dodgers will pull it together and win that division I think. Padres are close. Giants a real threat to finish last.

                    • mauledbypandas says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: Odd year anyhow. Giants never had a chance!

                    • @OaktownSteve:

                      I was sorely disappointed that the Giants did almost nothing to address starting pitching this offseason, what with a combined age of Methuselah between Vogey, Huddy and Cain’s “cranky” arm.

                      Not thrilled with how my team is looking this year. It’s gonna be a long one. But then, it’s easier to take a painful season fresh off a WS win.

                      And the W’s will hopefully make up for it soon.

  2. Jim says:
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    Despite the different positions, The player I can spare to pick up Travis is Pompey.
    Who would you rather have…I’m thinking Travis because weaker position?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  3. Kris Bryant K’s in his 1st AB – who could have seen that coming?

    Oh – everyone. Carry on.

    On another note, Hammel with a double to deep left!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks!

      • @Grey:

        Feel that slight breeze? That’s Bryant 1/2 way to his 1st Golden Sombrero.

        I guess this means it’s not spring training in 90 degree AZ dry air anymore.

        He’ll probably have a good year, but folks might wanna hold off on those HOF ballots just yet…

        Also Moddlebrooks can officially suck it.

        Signed,

        -~Hammel owner, previously burned by Middlebrools

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Yeah, Bryant likes to K as I said in this morning’s roundup

          • @Grey:

            Yep – we were talking about it back in March . He could hit Crush Davis whiff totals, an impressive feat.

            • Grey

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              Totes

              • @Grey:

                There’s #3!

                I honestly feel a little bit bad for the kid – all the hype and you just know tomorrow’s headlines are gonna rip him to shreds.

                Not easy being The Savior of ChiTown

                • Grey

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                  Boras will blame needing to readjust since the season has already started

                  • @Grey:

                    Bahahaha – classic. I wonder if/how long they’re gonna keep penciling Bryant into the cleanup spot?

                    • Grey

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                      All year, in June it will be in Iowa, moving down to 5 hole

  4. Filkarri says:
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    Drop Moss for De Aza or Asche? OBP league. Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, likely hold for now

  5. Mark says:
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    De Aza over Polanco? 7×7 with obp and slg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

  6. Josh says:
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    Travis is leading off today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s my boo!

  7. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey

    Rank these three in order: Danny Santana, Kolten wong, Devon Travis

    Also these 2 start guys this week:
    Descalfini, wood and Brett Anderson. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, Santana… I’d look at SON for SPs, but off top of my head… Wood, DeScl

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: SON actually hates both woods, but it normally hates t.wood anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  8. Tommot says:
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    Drop Wong for Travis?
    Drop Marte for Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  9. Cram It says:
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    Sanjaya! Holy crap that’s great. Of course, I had to see what he was up to these days. Seems after bartending for two years in Queens, he’s found a renewed energy for making music…well…for making cover music.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA…Love to catch him at a karaoke bar sometime… How’s NFBC treating you?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Oof, offense hasn’t been off to a good start at all. And the injuries to useful bats are piling up. Carlos Gomez the latest casualty. Still like my SP quality/quantity, so hopefully it can keep me afloat until/if my offense gets going.

        You’re right in the mix early. Can’t be displeased with that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not overly, but one more injury to my team and I’ll be in trouble

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I’m already there. 6 hitters on the DL. Somebody tell Cron and Belt the season started! Helloooo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  10. MikeZ says:
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    Should I drop Gyorko for Schoop or Hold on another week and hope Gyorko starts raking in Colarado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, yes

  11. Pundeck says:
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    Always fun to see your 1st rounder from two leagues show up in the 2nd sell section of the year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but I wouldn’t just sell him for anything

  12. Jim says:
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    plse rank
    Travis wood
    Shelby miller
    Jason hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, Wood

  13. Au shizz showers says:
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    Love the buy/sell write ups as usual…. 12 team/keep any 4 EoS. My infield REEKS of a heavily influenced grey team, but my ? lies in the OF. Currently have rendon on DL then mesoraco/goldy/schoop/bogarts/arenado around the horn, OF is ellsbury/Dickerson/pederson and have crush Davis in my UTiL. B moss on bench. Planning on dropping wieters (just picked up mesoraco) and debating between the likes of Sousa/Myers/inciarte as a backup/platoon with joc….advice?

    Just for fun I think you would also be proud of my pitching: gerrit cole/sonny gray/shark/iawkuma/Salazar/mchugh/joFer (Dl). RP rosenthal/grilli/Castro/McGee (Dl)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Myers… Nice staff!

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: that’s what she said! (the guy was a wizard, so it was a fair observation)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • Au shizz showers says:
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            @Grey: right arm, cheers fellas

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  14. J-FOH says:
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    Great title Rudy!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: I knew that couldn’t be Grey.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @J-FOH: Rudy has gotten credited with most titles this week. Seems Grey isn’t quite in mid-season form yet.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I never do the titles

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @J-FOH: Rudy comes up with all the title names! Been some especially good ones this year. And then lets Grey do all the rest of the work…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Swfcdan: I know, thats why I propped him

  15. Tigres says:
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    Looks like we can all stop worrying about Samardzija!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Tigres: That was a duel.

  16. MB says:
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    Hello

    Do I want Cmart over any of these fellas?

    Hutchison, Quintana, Lester, Kazmir, Melancon, DeGrom

    Thank you in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  17. NotKrayforKris says:
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    Told yall Kris Bryant is just like Mike Olt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    I love how crazy people get with aces when they start off a little rough. I was tossing Samardzjihad out there regardless. If he sucks, he sucks. But he’s the kind of guy that can go lights out any second. So many guys not wanting to throw Archer yesterday and wanting to bench Samardzijajajajaja today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta trust your stuff, as they say

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yup, and also shows you just how crazy this game can be. You could have an ace pitch like complete shizz against a minor league team, then shutdown the ’27 Yankees.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  19. Five-On-One says:
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    Kris Bryant has K’ed in his first two ABs! Should I drop him?

  20. Boomer19 says:
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    Was just offered Harper for my Felix in my 13 team keep for 3 year league. My pitching could probably take the hit. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

  21. Tommot says:
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    Drop Hendricks for Sauza?

    My current OF – J upton, Marte, and will Meyers

    Currents SP’s – Price, Sale, Arrieta, Nelson, fiers, eovaldi, Hahn, Norris, Paxton, ubaldo, Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  22. S.H says:
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    Should I deal Dickey,C.Carter,Quackenbush for Wheeler and Cingrani, in a head to head for ever keeper league. Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  23. jvanslyke says:
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    Are you dumping wong for travis?? If so thays quicker than Rodman/Electra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  24. Todd says:
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    I have an extra outfielder and could use another starting pitcher and/or 2b. I agree on selling mccutch, but what should I look for a return? Is a high end SP enough? 10 team keeper league

    Mahalo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get a top 3

  25. Josh says:
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    Think Choo and Alex Gordon will turn it around? Seem to be getting limited playing time, i paid up for them (OBP league), and am a bit concerned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have high hopes

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Josh:

      Gordon is playing through an injury. Definitely a tough situation for a fantasy owner.

  26. Scout says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I want to pick up Schoop for my MI spot in case Reyes goes on the DL (lineups lock weekly). It is a shallow 11-team league. Would need to drop one of: Odorizzi, DeSclafani, Clippard, Boxberger or Ottavino. Not sure I need 3 closers but hate dropping one onto the waiver wire. My other SPs are Jordan Zimmerman, Carrasco, Cashner, Pineda, Chris Archer, Homer Bailey in a DL spot and Carlos Rodon in my minors spot. Who would you drop? Alternatives would be to drop an OF: either Dustin Ackley or Khris Davis. This shallow league is making me a bit nuts this year. We had a guy not show up for the auction.

  27. tals23 says:
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    Grey
    I have no closers in a two closer league….it’s killing me….I could get storen and cassila from the same owner and fill a huge hole….would you give up Pujols for both of them…..I could put Lind at Dh… .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, get cheaper closers

    • Amanda Hugandkiss says:
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      Depending on what the waiver wire looks like, I’d maybe do it. If its util and you can pick up a player who addresses your needs well, maybe Souza for some power and speed, Who is your 1st baseman?

  28. Matt says:
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    Is it too early to stash or start thinking about Byron Buxton? BTW, I tell you every year so I’d like to keep the streak going – I love you guys!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem… Bit early in most leagues

  29. Alex says:
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    You still believe in melky in OBP/AVG league? or bail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I never really believed in him

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Add castellanos for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  30. Warren says:
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    Love seeing this after I just traded McCutchen, Santana and Bauer for Bautista and Donaldson!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  31. Btdrnks says:
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    Grey. You are my oracle, my bright shining light in the darkness…

    Souza is available on my waiver (FAAB) in my 12 team keeper points league…who to drop or should i even bother? Was thinking Walker?

    C: Posey
    1b: Abreu,
    2B: Semien
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Peralta
    OF: Brantley, Harper, Dickerson
    Utility: Freeman
    Bench: Braun, Av. Garcia, Hosmer, Lawrie, N. Walker

    SP: King Felix, Bumgarner, Ani. Sanchez, Keuchel, Shoemaker, M. Fiers, Daniel Norris, Archie Bradley, DeScalfani, TJ House
    RP: None, because unless you have one of the top two or three they are too volatile in our leagues point system. (L, BS etc can rack up a real quick -25)
    DL: Jose Fernandez, G. Richards.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Btdrnks:

      Grey is gonna say house

      • Btdrnks says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Do I need that many bench bats? Pitching is generally a premium in this league, and I’m planning on dumping house this weekned when Richards comes off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey is gonna say Walker.

        • Ralph says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: GhostTownSteve is going to say that Gray is going to say Walker.

  32. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when a guy plays through injury and strings you along with garbage stats but never hits the DL.

    • Btdrnks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: David Wrighting?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Btdrnks: No David hits the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… That does sound familiar

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: choo last year (even though he eventually did get DL, much much later). it’ll be mesoraco this year. it was votto for awhile last year too. bruce last year. Looking like McCutch this year.

  33. mauledbypandas says:
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    Shields sat Bryant down and dispensed todays schooling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  34. Dave says:
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    Why won’t they play ben revere?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Dave:

      Bruised wiener. Not kidding. Diving catch the other day

  35. virinder says:
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    So, I need steals. Which of these shizzton OF’s with 10 HRs/20+ SBs to pick up? Also, Fowler is on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pompey

  36. Jim says:
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    Jesse Hahn or Travis wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: man SON hates Hahn. like really bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In KC is a tough matchup

  37. SteveNZ says:
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    3 Ks. Lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  38. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Would you drop Wily Peralta for Travis Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  39. royce! says:
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    I think Pedfroia might work better, as pedafroia seems like it would just mean a child with an afro…or maybe a foot with an afro? Maybe I’m just being pedantic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @royce!: Or a pederast with a penchant for the afro.

  40. Wilsonian says:
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    You like M.Gonzalez or T.Wood for the long haul this year?

    16 Team H2H – W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  41. Hondo says:
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    What does today’s Grey say about this quote from April 10th Grey?

    ***************************
    Hal Incandenza says:
    April 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Travis over Iglesias?

    Grey says:
    April 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm (link)

    Yeah

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hondo: And that’s Hondo quoting me!

      Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  42. phil says:
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    Manny Machado exchange for Trevor Rosenthal
    Is this a fair trade? Who has the edge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

    • Scotty B says:
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      @phil: who is your 3B if you get rid of Manny?

  43. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    “He looks like a black Pedroia”

    HAHAHA!

    I will never refer to him as anything else going forward. It has an air of Pirate mystery about it.

    It makes me root for him more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  44. UL's Toothpick says:
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    15 teamer; Simmons or inglesias ROS ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iglesias

  45. Hawk says:
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    Bryant 0-3 with 3 K’s

    SEND HIM BACK HE’S NOT READY YET! #YankeeFanReactionIfHeWereAYankee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  46. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    I have one of those league mates at my job who comes around to my office every time one of my players is having a bad day. I just got the “Whoa-ho! Bryant O-for-3 with 3Ks!! Hah-hah!”

    Whatadick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: I love being that guy in my league.

      Whoa-ho! Nice call drafting Latos!!!

  47. Jim says:
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    McCarthy or Travis wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  48. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    As someone with zero shares of Bryant due to his obscene draft day price, I can’t help but be petty and hope this continues for another 30 ABs.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @MattTruss: Right there with you in that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  49. Mike says:
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    Adam jones, upton,marte,polanco,Souza,hosmer.soler,Hayward which one should I try and trade for a SP

    Drop Lawrie or wong for Travis?

    • Devil in a New Dress says:
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      @Mike:

      Lawrie for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what kind of SP you want… Soler will prolly fetch the best relatively… Lawrie

  50. S.H says:
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    Do I deal Tomas, Ozuna and Duda for Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @S.H: Yes

  51. Would it be wrong to drop a valuable player to pick up Brian Schlitter only for the team name possibilities?

    Please advise

    • @Lucky Dog:

      Way to cost me a QS and a W, Schlitter. Your name speaks for itself.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Umps take a piece of that blame. Myers should’ve been in CF by now after a pitch 3 strike that wasn’t called.

        • @Sky:

          That makes me feel exactly 0% better about it, but thanks for the info.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Lucky Dog: hahahaha

            • @J-FOH:

              I just checked – didn’t help my ERA for the week either. I’mma write that ump a stern letter of complaint.

              haha

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Lucky Dog: Right there with you. I should probably stop streaming at this rate

        • @mauledbypandas:

          I drafted Hammel late as a back of rotation guy. Other than the mistake to Middlebrooks I like him for 12-14 W’s, lots of QS and a mid-3’s ERA.

          Shlitty RP’s allowing inherited runs to score notwithstanding that is…

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Lucky Dog: Yeah he was not too bad today. Couple soft singles and Maddon pulls him for whatever reason. Why let the guy hit in 6th if you are going to pull him just because he lets two runners on? I fully believe if he leaves Hammel in there he gets out of that. Oh well, not my decision to make

            • @mauledbypandas: I totally agree. I was scratching my head – pitch count wasn’t too bad. 1 GIDP and it’s inning over, no rally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As long as you’re not dropping Wong

  52. zeus says:
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    Top two speculating saves adds? Watson and Farquhar?

    Also drop House for Desclefani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson… Go for it

  53. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Grey, what would you do here:

    Team A: Cutch, Travis, Odorizzi
    Team B: Kemp, Cain, Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side, pretty fair

  54. THE_FREAK says:
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    Drop Grandal for Caleb Joseph? Annoyed with Grandal’s playing time thus far

    • THE_FREAK says:
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      @THE_FREAK: or Vogt is available and will gain catcher eligibility after one more game

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Vogt

        • THE_FREAK says:
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          @Grey: Thank you kind sir, really appreciate all the effort you put into your site, it’s awesome!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  55. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Myers just went deep with a 3-run HR. He’s having a nice start to the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I own him

      • Johan Barleycorn says:
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        Glad I own him, thanks to you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  56. los locos says:
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    Grey, 5×5 OBP.

    Pick up De AZa and drop AJ Pollock, Hosmer, K Davis or Headley? Need to drop 2.

    Ache or Headley?

    Hutchinson or McCarthy/Bailey?

    Starters
    Brian McCann C | NYY
    Prince Fielder 1B | TEX
    Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS
    Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    Hanley Ramirez OF,SS | BOS
    Michael Brantley OF | CLE
    Avisail Garcia OF | CHW
    Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
    Lucas Duda 1B | NYM

    Bench
    Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
    Devon Travis 2B | TOR
    Chase Headley 3B | NYY
    Jean Segura SS | MIL
    Khris Davis OF | MIL
    A.J. Pollock OF | ARI
    Hunter Pence OF | SF DL

    Starters
    Drew Hutchison SP | TOR
    Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    James Paxton SP | SEA
    Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA
    Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    Andrew Miller RP | NYY
    Adam Ottavino RP | COL

    Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
    Mike Fiers SP | MIL
    Danny Salazar SP | CLE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  57. Smell The Glove says:
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    Should I drop Revere for De Aza? Aoki is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  58. DonnieB says:
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    12 Team keeper league question. Would you drop Daniel Norris at $1 orJames Paxton at $10 for Danny Salazar who would be at $10? Always want to win this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  59. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Only an Umpire could ruin Krismas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  60. Brad K says:
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    With word that Salazar has a spot in the Indians rotation, who would you drop for him, if anyone?
    Hector Santiago
    Rubby De La Rosa

    It’s a points league with +7 peR win and -5 per loss

    • Ralph says:
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      @Brad K: He doesn’t have a spot yet. He’s just filling in because they had to push Carrasco back. He might stick, but not at all certain. I’d still drop Rubby for him, though.

  61. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Walking Rizzo to get to Bryant . No respect no respect at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  62. Nolan Bryant says:
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    The Harangatang has treated me well so far, but should I abandon ship for Travis Wood? Both seem substantially similar to me, and I fully know that I will eventually get burned by relying on either, but I can’t resist a hot/lucky throwing schmotato. Go Wood for greater potential upside/health?

    Streaming not much of an option in this deep, weekly lock 13-team roto league. I need K’s and wins.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Wood

  63. !!! says:
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    Would you drop any of the outfielders on this team for Souza? 10-team, 7-cat offense with OBP & K’s included

    C- Santana
    1b- Goldy
    2b- Dozier
    SS- Desmond
    3B- Arenado
    OF- Wil Meyers, Ellsbury, Harper, Avisail, Marte, Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  64. KarlJ says:
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    How about dropping Odor for Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  65. Swfcdan says:
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    Kris Bryant sucks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  66. Blues

    Blues says:
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    Couldn’t agree more Grey, Souza is waking up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza!

    • @Blues: Sounds better than me Souzaing…

  67. zeus says:
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    Drop Aramis for Asche or Middlebrooks in an obp league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  68. BleedBlueBleedGreen says:
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    marisnick vs asche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  69. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey, would you trade McCutchen for Adam Jones in a points league? The only thing that gives me pause is Jones’ terrible bb/k rate in previous seasons.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  70. Ryan says:
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    In my 20 team h2h dynasty league I have a trade on the table where I deal bryant and buxton for stanton. What should I do? Team is below.

    c kurt suzuki
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b neil walker
    3b evan longoria
    ss ian desmond
    lf justin upton
    cf carlos gomez
    rf kole calhoun
    util austin jackson
    bn kris bryant bn bryon buxton bn marcus semien bn dalton pompey

    sp garret richards
    sp clayton kershaw
    sp jacob degrom
    rp edward mujica
    rp jordan walden
    rp bret cecil
    p hyun jin ryu p jake odorizzi p chad qualls p adam ottavino bn robert stephenson dl cliff lee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Stanton

  71. Alex Dodd says:
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    thinking about offering hosmer (or duda) and gose (all are UT on my roster) for souza and shane greene. should I? currently lacking in steals, but like the overall upside better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza side, all day

      • Alex Dodd says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: He wouldn’t take the bait. He’s looking primarily for 1B and secondarily for SS and RP. Who from my lineup would you add to a Hosmer deal to try to get Souza and Greene? Or should I try Hosmer for either one straight up?

        C D’arnaud
        1B EE
        2B Kipnis
        3B Arenado (THANK YOU!)
        SS Xander
        OF J.Up
        OF CarGo(nzalez)
        OF Blackmon
        UT Duda
        Bench Gose
        Bench Travis
        Bench Middlebrooks (the Coors stream)
        SP Archer
        SP Arrietta
        SP Bauer
        SP DeSclafani
        SP Iwakuma
        SP Hughes
        SP Hutchison
        SP Eovaldi
        RP Allen
        RP Street

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Allen?

  72. Fastpitch says:
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    T. Wood over Wily. P NL only correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in NL-Only

  73. SallyCips says:
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    Ben Revere is getting the doghouse treatment for being bad in baseball this year. Two sits in a row and I’m getting antsy in the pantsy (not so much like the guy this morning). Offered him up in three trades today, but I’m doubting it’ll happen.

    I really don’t want to cut bait, but I really wanna cut bait! Guys I’d debate picking up include: Inciarte, Kiermaier, Gose, Schoop, Marisnick, Asche.

    Thoughts on the situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  74. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Since he’s gone 0-4 so far, is it too early to cut bait on Kris Bryant? Trolololo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  75. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League (K=-1, SB=3, CS=-1, BB=1, HR=4, 3B=3, etc)

    Trade an injured Rendon for Donaldson? Donaldson would be an upgrade over Canha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Donaldson there

  76. Raoul Duke says:
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    Devon the Dude is getting his first start at lead-off tonight. Is he your new Kolten Wong fantasy baseball crush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moving into that territory

      • Rhaoul Duke says:
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        @Grey: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R looks good to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Indeed

  77. F-Her in the Puig says:
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    Drop Polanco for Souza?

    And drop daniel norris for K zar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Souza and Salazar

  78. Colton says:
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    Have A. Miller, Soria, Gregerson & Clippard in my pen. Would you drop any of those humps for Ottavino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Colton says:
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        @Grey: I just wanted an excuse to open a bottle of Flying Otter wine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: really? You would take ottavino over gregerson?

        • Colton says:
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          @J-FOH: he was the one I was prepping for the guillotine.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Go for it if you like… I don’t think we’re done seeing Hawkins

            • Colton says:
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              @Grey: Weiss factor. I picture Weiss challenging Scioscia to a duel, then they both shoot themselves in the feet and writhe around on the ground convincing themselves they won.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hahaha

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: maybe, I still feel that gregerson won’t hold the job, his past failures at closing scare me and Ottavino has been lights out and getting better every year. An increase in average velocity is so damn sexy….not Giancarlo sexy but like LoCain 2015 sexy

  79. Marley says:
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    Realmuto? Any love?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  80. Commish Cauda says:
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    20-team, H2H-Points Keeper League w/$70 cap

    Trade Brian Dozier $3 to buy low on Ryan Zimmerman $1?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  81. Seph Meier says:
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    marisnick or de aza for league that utilizes avg and obp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De aza

  82. H to the Rizzooooo says:
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    trade heyward for ottavino and yimi
    of would be
    j upton
    Dickerson
    souza
    cespedes
    snider

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  83. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    i really really hope lawrie ends up better than d.travis since i’m yet to ask which as i’ve seen the answer, but now travis is lead off, so yikes for me. It’s too late to reverse too as he’s owned in every league by now. I wish i had Miller or Gyorko in normal sized leagues (under 20) as i would’ve dropped them for travis a while back, but no.
    anywho in 14 team roto with hits/XBH/BB’s/K’s/ double plays grounded into for batters but no AVG nor OPS.
    C -grandal
    1B – rizzo
    2B altuve
    3B beltre
    SS – j.ram
    CI -C-santana
    MI lawrie
    LF melky
    CF jones
    RF heyward
    OF revere
    Util canha
    BN – arcia
    DL -saunders
    My team is top 4 so far, but that’s all because of pitching. it’s probably best to have an OF for bench, but it’s not entirely necessary. I’m bottom 5 in every hitting category except K’s and steals. last in RBI’s. I’m good in BB’s. some of that is beltre’s cold start and melky’s (still batting 2nd though)
    drop arcia/revere/melky for any of d.jennings/vargas/reddick/aoki/dejesus/coghlan/lamb
    2. or OBP wolf for avila (avila has GREAT BB/K so far), but avila actually has less at bats than grandal, even for all the off days grandal has had. would say flowers here but he doesn’t walk and K’s more than either (with less at bats too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on both

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey: interesting. guessing on comebacks (at least somewhat) for arcia/beltre/melky/revere and definitely these guys are playing over their heads, dejesus/coghlan/aoki, and since i have revere i don’t need steals anyway. d.jennings is interesting if he keeps playing like he has so far, remember he was the black Souza back when Souza was “still swimming in his daddy’s round objects that bounce down stairs in certain strip joints when you touch the girls”. Vargas clearly could go either way i thought too, but i need OF more than CI for sure here. Vargas i had dropped for Canha less than a week ago too. At this point (and this could change of course) Melky is drop for Saunders once he looks ok i guess?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  84. Jim says:
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    Would you trade Polanco & Wil Mtpyers for Puig?
    Standards 5×5 roto
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  85. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Pollack or Avisail for Souza? I’m guessing Hold

  86. Jim says:
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    * Wil Myers.

  87. Fungazi says:
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    Wil with 1 L breakout season coming! Just like Bryant in 2017.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, hope so

  88. SteveNZ says:
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    No Car-Go for the Rockies today.

    Joyce hitting cleanup for the Angels though.

    That concludes news relevant to my H2H team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @SteveNZ: bizzaro world tonight, blackmon IS playing against the best lefty in the world, so owners might get less nervous about him anyway. cargo is probably just hurt again though. choo is also left in for a lefty. odd. segura and travis both moved to the top of the world.

  89. Tom says:
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    Choo now batting 7th in the order! Not started in 3 games, removed early in 3 more. 7 K’s. Drop him for Belt or Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: In fact now that I compare Souza vs Choo using the award winning Razzball/Steamer projections, Souza easily wins HR’s & SB’s, Choo wins OBP, but for some reason Souza has 62 less PA’s than Choo. Choo is already lossing AB’s why would there be such a difference?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause Souza has less of a track record

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Tom: He is facing a lefty tonight, which is a slight mitigating circumstance…

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Tom: order thing is likely the fact that’s it’s a lefty. they used to just bench him vs those (and should)

  90. Tom says:
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    Forgot to say…in a OBP league. Pollock is available too.

  91. dem ribbies says:
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    Keep 2 of – Pence, Myers or Brantley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pence

  92. dem ribbies says:
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    Pax or Salazar?

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @dem ribbies:PS: categories are QS, K, Era, Whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  93. dem ribbies says:
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    Cutch for Scherzer and Addison Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

  94. Andy says:
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    I really want Devon Travis and maybe Guerrero
    Weekly league 6×6
    Holds and obp
    Who could I drop
    C Santana
    1 Goldie
    2 Kipnis
    S Hanley
    3 Chris Davis
    O Harper
    O Hamilton
    O Dickerson
    U duda
    U Cain
    Bench Bruce
    Bench pederson

    Sp carrasco
    Sp shoemaker
    Sp pomeranz
    Rp Allen
    Rp wade Davis
    Rp Clippard
    P soria
    P Boxberger
    P ottavino
    P desclafani
    Bench Martinez
    Bench Castro
    Bench hammel
    Bench Hahn

    Weekly and my starting sp have two starts next week
    Not loving Kipnis
    ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need them

  95. Heads up, they might be calling up Bryant tonight. Get him in your lineups. Guaranteed homerun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • @Grey: This is what I yelled to the lady in front of me in line. She looked at me like I was holding a tennis ball, and she was a dog, and said…quien es Brian?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brian is tennis match in Spanish

  96. Mike B says:
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    Drop fiers for Bucholz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  97. No jangles says:
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    Drop Paxton for any of the following:

    C-mart/Salazar/Bradley/Miguel Gonzalez??

    Should I just stream my last spot Ya think? It’s a weekly head to head league with categories not points. Ks/whip/baa/era/qs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

      • No jangles says:
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        @Grey: how much faab would Ya throw? 10 team league, so a lot of good arms on the wire (see above)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $11

      • No jangles says:
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        @No jangles: @Grey: @Grey: btw I just saw above you recommend Paxton over Salazar..you just recently change your mind haha?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just saw Salazar is staying in the rotation

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @Grey: somebody mentioned this yesterday, that he was out of options.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Devon!

  98. herschel says:
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    @grey: with news k-zar is staying in the rotation after saturday, how much to bid on him in $250 FAAB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31, depends how bad you need him and league depth

  99. agarthered says:
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    salazar or nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  100. Leon says:
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    Grey, do you also give life advice?

    Drop out of grad school or get a job as an analyst at ESPN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can do both!

      • Leon says:
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        @Grey:

        Right! I realized my mistake, like all my mistakes, after it was made. Ugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  101. No jangles says:
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    Would you deal Devon Travis for kenley Jansen? I’ve got dee Gordon at 2nd already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • No jangles says:
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        @Grey: screw that, Devon for aroldis after that jack!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  102. Zod says:
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    Greeeeeeeeey thanks again for these Friday buy sell. They make the afternoon that much better.

    I’m liking what I see out of sauce man Steve Souza. Should I abandon ship on a Carlos Gonzalez or would that be too much?

    Thanks. C ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Depends what you can trade CarGo for

      • Ziggy says:
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        @Grey: I know this may sound dumb…but sal perez and souza for CarGo? My OF is deep but I do like the slam/legs combo souza brings..

        CarGo’s slow start makes this easier of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CarGo side

      • Zod says:
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        @Grey: could try for souza and sal perez (i’m weak at catcher…but who isn’t) but that may be too low. the slow start for cargo has me blinded ya dig?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not enough

  103. tone DEAF! says:
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    I have Hughes, Hahn, And Pineda in a 12 team H2H points league.

    Would you drop anyone for Jimmy Nelson, Travis Wood, or Miguel Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  104. What's a Drexl? says:
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    OBP wolf not losing more playing time, he’s catching kershaw tonight! after two awful for him starts kershaw might want the ellis cooties the F away from him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn Puig sitting again too.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @SteveNZ: yep, almost forgot, in goes vargas against kluber then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  106. herschel says:
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    Dongcarlo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devon!

  107. Josh says:
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    DEVON TRAVIS LEADOFF HR ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo-choo, snitches!

  108. Bryan says:
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    Thanks Grey, lead off bomb Travis!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TRAVIS!

      • No jangles says:
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        @Grey: Devon!!!!!!

    • Colton says:
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      @Bryan: …and I’m sitting here holding my Wong.

  109. Bryan says:
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    BRYCE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  110. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Revere for Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  111. blahblahblah says:
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    10 team, Yahoo 8*8 league (BA,H,R,SB,HR,RBI,K,BB/W,L,K,S,H,ERA,WHIP,QS). 23 man roster, DH and 2 utility players start.

    C-Martin
    1b-LaRoche
    2b-Betts
    SS-Castro
    3b-Donaldson
    RF-Calhoun
    CF-Dickerson
    LF-Harper
    DH-Soler
    UT-Alvarez
    UT-Eaton
    B-Alcides

    SP-Kershaw
    SP-Cole
    SP-Lynn
    SP-Wacha
    SP-Odorizzi
    SP-Bradley
    SP-Paxton
    RP-Melancon
    RP-Allen
    RP-Familia (I Drafted Benoit but he got Kimbrelled)
    RP-Giles
    DH-Smyly-DL

    I thought I had a strong team but got killed 1-15 out of the gate.
    Questions-Do I dump Mr. I can’t hit for my life Martin or hold on for a bit? D’Arnaud and Ramos are out there on the wire.
    Second, I have an offer to trade Kershaw for McCutcheon straight up. I have SP out the yazoo and Eaton has blown so far, but Cutch has those knee issues. Should I take the offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just homered

  112. musky smell says:
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    traded Machado for Arrieta since I got Kris Bryant waiting in the wings
    my pitching staff is now:
    SP Tanaka
    SP McCarthy
    SP Paxton
    SP Shane Greene
    SP Iwakuma
    SP Arrieta
    C Palpebon
    C Ottavino
    Bench: Ryu, Gausman, Doolittle

    You think good enough to compete (pitching wise)? (12 team, mixed roto)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent

  113. Dave says:
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    Drop polanco for travis?

    util guy in 7×7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  114. Tony says:
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    In a 6×5 H2H OPS league I have Gregory Polanco, should I drop him for De Aza, Kiermair, Fowler, or Snider? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  115. poundsand says:
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    Pick-up order for roto leagues pls:
    Odorizzi
    Bauer
    Hughes
    Salazar
    CarMar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes, Salazar

  116. SteveNZ says:
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    Segura not exactly picking up the leadoff spot and (ahem) running with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nope

  117. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Devon Travis, who is the bomb, hits a bomb. It’s doubly sweet because I dropped Taijuan Walker to pick Travis up. EVERYTHING’ S COMING UP TRAVIS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the bomb dot gov

  118. Bob says:
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    10 team H2H Roto Categories 6×6 Weekly League standard cats plus K’s for hitter and QS for pitchers.

    Iwakuma, Arod, and Grilli

    for

    Odorizzi, Loreno Cain, and Street

    Which side would you prefer to be on? Current Roster below

    C-Salvador Perez
    1b-Chris Davis (1b,3b)
    2b-Jason Kipnis
    ss-Hanley Ramirez
    3b-Arenado
    OF-Trout
    OF-Harper
    OF-Santanna
    DH-Ortiz
    Bench-Joc Pederson
    Bench-Arod (3b/dh)
    Bench-Prince Fielder
    P-Arrietta
    P-Gio Gonzalez
    P-Jeff Samardija
    P-Colin McHugh
    P-Shoemaker
    RP-Andrew Miller
    RP-Jason Grilli
    Bench-Archie Bradley
    Bench-Danny Salazar
    Bench-TIjuan Walker
    Bench-Jimmy Nelson
    Bench-Brandon McCarthy
    DL-Jansen
    DL-Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  119. Anthony says:
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    Grey, I’ve got Fiers, Bauer and Paxton at the back end of my rotation. Would you lose any of them for Jimmy Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not yet

  120. What's a Drexl? says:
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    this hutchison putting 2 guys on at least every inning against that offense not cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: he’s even throwing a good amount of strikes too, but long long at bats and bunch of slap singles.

  121. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Drop Porcello and/or Miller?

    Available:

    Salazar
    Eovaldi
    DeSclafani

    12 team 6×6 (QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both… Salazar, Eo

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Was hoping you would say that. Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Sandlot Bully says:
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            @Grey: Uggh. The waiver wire maven beat me to the punch once more. Salazar rostered. Who’s the add/drop now?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Both for other two

  122. Brett says:
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    Trade semien and k rod for dozier? If I trade k rod leaves me with boxberger grilli Benoit osuna league has a saves category and a holds category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  123. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your articles as always.

    MI questions, kindly rank them, thanks.
    D Santana, Guerrero, Schoop, Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys, Lawrie

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Add two more MIs, kindly rank them, appreciate.

        Dannys, Lawrie, Iglesias, Travis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dannys, Travis

          • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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            @Grey: ugh, in a few days he has moved ahead of lawrie (maybe the lead off spot, or the homers since monday). travis i mean. could’ve had that guy dropping lawrie everywhere before.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m hoping it lasts, but it’s still early

  124. No jangles says:
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    What’s the deal with aramis Ramirez? So much for getting a “safe” shortstop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shortstop?

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    C’mon Donaldson. Time to get off the mark.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: You’re welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you!

  126. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Devon Travis leads all of MLB in batted ball distance, at a little over 340 ft. That won’t last all year (leaders typically average about 310 over a full season), but you can’t fluke your way into that kind of power, even for 10 games.

    Done with Hutchison. Velocity is down, and he still can’t put lefties away efficiently. Should have dropped him a week ago when Devon was still available. grumble, grumble

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch looks like garbage… Devon, well, he looks heaven…

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Shoop da Whoop: this is example of why sometimes it’s good to come out of a draft either with a weakness or an injury. 1 or 2 days ago Lawrie wasn’t a drop for Travis, and by now he’s gone in every competitive league (other than maybe shallow 8 teamers). Teams that had no issues post draft simply had no one to drop. Too late now.

    • jal179 says:
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      @Shoop da Whoop:

      For as lanky and smooth Devon White was, Devon Travis is a power lawn gnome. He just looks so good in the box.. dare i say almost Arenado good

  127. Matt says:
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    HTH points league that emphasizes power in scoring-my OF is pretty well stacked and I have a gyorko-sized hole at MI and closer.

    Offered the following:
    My calhoun for otto and odor
    or
    My calhoun for Grilli and travis

    Which is the better value (or should I hold)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  128. Braun Weasleys says:
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    Not sure why there was no wil Myers love before the drafts, I scooped him up in all 6 leagues around the 150-180th pick. The guy is a lot cheaper version of kris Bryant(3rd round pick in some) , who has already had a great rookie season, and mlb at bats. Struggled last year and was Injured but was one of the top prospects in the game and is 24… Hitting in the top of the improved Padres lineup could get him 100+ runs, with 25+ homers easily and a nice BA. Let’s give the guy some love!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked him in the top 90 or so overall…

      • Braun Weasleys says:
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        @Grey:

        I know! I’m glad no one else payed attention! Haa

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Braun Weasleys:

      Well i drafted him very late in two leagues but i am not as optimistic as you are. I think his ceiling is 17-20 HR and around .265-.270 BA with no speed to speak of. Yes i take it that late in a draft but i feel like he is one of those who simply dont reach the next level in development to justify the hype around them as prospects.

  129. JP says:
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    I am in a 14 team AL only roto 4×4-Wins, Saves, ERA, and WHIP. I have first waiver claim and based on my pitching staff I am strongly considering grabbing Salazar. Below is my pitching staff who should I dump? I have Doolittle and Cobb on the dl and those two will be inserted when they come back. I also have clippard and Perkins. Yovani Gallardo Danny Duffy Kendall Graveman Miguel Gonzalez Nathan Kearns Jason Vargus I assume that based on my shaky to sucky staff that you will be recommending that I grab Salazar with the top claim am I correct there also? Thank You

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you need him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and Vargas

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    Look how awesome Kluber is! Gonna kill these Twins!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks again for Donaldson!

  131. birrrdy! says:
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    I hate the Yankees, but your Marisnick blurb brought a nostalgic tear to my eye. Well done Sir Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  132. Twofer:
    I’m in a 12-team roto
    1)Replace Zunino with Joseph while I’m waiting for Weiters to return? (Joseph just homered as I’m typing this btw. She shortest HR in history, but still…)
    2)This is my pitching staff. Should I leave as is or use one of these slots to stream starters, and if so, which one? Keep in mind, you have to stay on top of saves in my league.
    Kluber
    Samardzija
    Carrasco
    Ross
    Paxton
    Hutchison
    Hammel
    Shoemaker
    Rosenthal
    K-Rod
    A. Miller
    M. Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…can stream Hutch’s

  133. Robert says:
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    Drop Jason hammel for danny Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Hate dropped Hutchison. Didn’t even pick anyone up to replace him yet.

      • Shoop da Whoop says:
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        @Hugman: If you’re in a 12 team or shallower there’s no reason not to do that at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  135. golfnut says:
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    Would you drop A-Rod, lemahieu, or gose for Souza or, Devon Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two

  136. JP says:
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    I am in a 14 team AL only roto 4×4-Wins, Saves, ERA, and WHIP. I have first waiver claim and based on my pitching staff I am strongly considering grabbing Salazar. Below is my pitching staff who should I dump? I have Doolittle and Cobb on the dl and those two will be inserted when they come back. I also have clippard and Perkins. Yovani Gallardo Danny Duffy Kendall Graveman Miguel Gonzalez Nathan Kearns Jason Vargus I assume that based on my shaky to sucky staff that you will be recommending that I grab Salazar with the top claim am I correct there also? Thank You

    Reply
    GreyGrey says:
    April 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm (link)
    Yeah, you need him…

    Who should I dump of my current starters. Thanks Grey.

    • JP says:
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      Just noticed the Vargas suggestion, thanks a million

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  137. henncoop says:
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    10 team H2H league where I have a crowded OF with Marte, Polanco, Soler, Myers (recent add for Choo), Cain (recent add with Wright to the DL). & Cespedes. There are only 3 OF spots & 1 Utility slots. This is a keeper league with 7 keepers (keep anyone …no salaries or loss of respective rounds)
    I got an offer of Strasburg for Cespedes with my 2 rounder for his 3rd round pick (not a great difference considering there are 7 keepers)
    Make the trade?
    Also Souza is out there ….not sure I can drop one of the other OFs for him …Pirate Alverez is currently a bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Strasburg

  138. Jack says:
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    I should win at least 4 out of 5 offensive cats every week in my h2h each cat league. I waited on pitching in the draft but thanks to your advice I still have a slightly better than average staff. I’m probably going to lose ERA, WHIP & Saves in about 30% of my matches. So….I’m trying to stream to win K’s $ W’s every week. With that strategy does Hutchinson or Kennedy have more value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, stream

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Any chance that the official scorer gives Hutchison the win if they pull this one out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Jack: how would that one work out? he left with losing run attached to him at the time.

  139. Greyismyhero says:
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    Pomeranz/Paxton/Shoemaker/S Miller.

    Drop any for Salazar ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  140. jonathan says:
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    Dropping Crawford … Asche, De Aza or Schoop ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  141. Blake says:
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    In a 13 team pts league. I have the following and only can pickup 11 players for the rest of the year. I was thinking about Salazar…..

    D Hutchison
    A wood
    P Hughes
    C archer
    M Pineda
    T Ross
    C Mchugh

    N do valid
    H street

    15pts for a win, 7pts for a save, 1 pt for a SO. Is Salazar worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Hutch for him

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        Hutch could be good this year, Salazar has been mediocre and could have 2 bad starts and be sent down again. U sure

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If Salazar is still on your waivers, you could grab Hutch or someone like him if Salazar is bad

          • Blake says:
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            @Grey:

            only have 11 adds all year to choose from

  142. Yariel says:
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    In a keeper league I was offered his Soler for my Xander. Soler will cost $11 and Xander will cost $16. Take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Soler

  143. Fungazi says:
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    Drop which unsexy SP to free up a spot in a 12 T h2h that has L & QS as extra cats. Lackey or Hammel? I feel the Cards team is a boost to Lackey’s value in this format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  144. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    So you happily ride A-Rod to start the year and he surprises you. But then Kris Bryant gets the call and hits clean up. Very exciting! So, A-Rod hits the bench. He has 2HRs and 3RBI – very Bryant-esque. Now I’m in the position of rooting against my own guy from doing anything else while he’s on my bench to spare me further pain.

    Is there a name for this? Rooting against one of your own b/c you failed to start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s too late to root against him… It’s too late, Hieronymous! Sonvabench! No word for the act of rooting against him…

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Of course!! Forgive me. Walk of shame to ensue. I should have remembered that. Sincerest thanks my good man and have an awesome weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you too!

  145. Bruschetta says:
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    Avisail or wil Meyers in a keeper?

    Dee Gordon or Matt Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers…Harvey

  146. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Oh, after tonight Vogt officially qualifies at catcher in ESPN leagues – FWIW.

    Went yard tonight too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  147. Bruschetta says:
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    What type of line do we think Devon will get? 15-15 guy?

  148. Fungazi says:
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    Marte Party! We have a pulse, folks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slam and…LEGS!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Grey: @Fungazi:
      Let’s hope he has woken the fuck up!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        About time!

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Grey:
          Now it’s Springers turn dammit!

  149. Shouldigetanotherpitcher says:
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    Should I lock down one more ace? Staff is: kluber/degrom/shields/shoemaker/Alex wood. Trying for either scherzer or Harvey, prob give up shoemaker in a deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need another ace

  150. Colton says:
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    Jered Weaver struck a dude out with a 63 mph deuce. The last time that happened to me I cried into my pouch of Big League Chew and told my mom I needed a new bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Woooo!

  151. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    just like the great peavy castoff of last week here’s the hutchison one. man rankings get str up destroyed during season eh. as i type this that’s cute i dodge the hutchison loss in biggest money league, but here’s cecil to get it back. marte benched too since he’s been awful.
    1. standard H2H redraft 12 teamer. stream spot or own with these:
    haren/santiago/peavy/c.anderson/b.anderson
    2. whip/ K’s/BB’s no ERA. roto redraft. t.wood/kelly/santiago/the 2 andersons/peavy
    3. redraft with QS. t.wood/santiago/c.anderson

    there’s a couple of others that are obvious stream ones.
    -what about dynasties though, guess i gotta hold if these are the only options?
    4. K/9 and QS. t.wood/c.anderson/peavy
    5. QS. t.wood/santiago/c.anderson

    So effectively is it stream city in redrafts and dynasties, or t.wood/c.anderson time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Stream 2. Wood 3. Wood 4. Wood 5. Wood That’s like a sausage feast…

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: streaming and wooding. boom boom boom. It is interesting that hutch is gone in dynasties too. ATL is killing cecil and hit osuna pretty good too for a bit. but a bunch of barely MLB players consistenly singled the whole game off hutch before any XBH.

  152. FrankGrimes says:
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    I recall you took Souza in like the 8th
    in one of the perts draft and
    they all was like WTF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @FrankGrimes: OPS rater loved that dude too.

  153. Dommattingly says:
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    Is it CRAZY to consider an AROD add for Revere?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  154. SteveNZ says:
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    Wong is useless – or at least has been so far. Le Mahieu, Phillips, Jo-Ram or Valbuena as fill-in till he gets his shit together?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

    • Colton says:
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      @SteveNZ: He’s going to need to earn everything he gets hitting 8th. Our patience will be tried, too.

      • jal179 says:
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        @Colton:

        Real early so who knows but the Wong And Betts train tickets started getting real expensive late in March…. at least Mookie was slated to lead whereas Wonger we knew was going o be buried…. talent should prevail tho so patience with your Wong

  155. Kid A says:
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    Alcides just got destroyed by Lawrie. MEDIC!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crap

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey:

        “mild left knee strain and contusion”

        Gas up the jet, Dr. Freeze…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, that’s gonna suck for my NFBC team where there’s no waivers

    • Hondo says:
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      @Kid A: If someone were to hang Lawrie upside down by inserting fishooks in his ankles,then peeling of those ridiculous tatoos with a broken beer bottle,well,I’d be cool with that.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Hondo:

        SKY, one picture of a doosh duct taped to a 40 oz. – ORDER UP!!!

    • Hondo says:
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      @Kid A: At least it tipped me over the fence on grabbing Travis,I’m gonna need a MI for next week and my roster is going to be frozen when Span comes off the DL.I want to make sure he’s going to run before I drop Aoki,or should I hold Aoki and drop Span?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Hondo:

        Sorry bud, answering fantasy related questions is below my pay-grade – I’m just here to incite.

  156. Rob says:
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    Grey, I’ve been wanting to pick up Souza all week and still available. But who do I drop? Pollock, moustakas or Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  157. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Dozier to pick up Travis??
    He just looks better
    Is that crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  158. Mike says:
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    Someone just dropped Starling Marte.. Would u drop Travis snider to pick him up?
    Thx

    • Colton says:
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      @Mike: I would, but I’m no Pert…I’m Suave from Family Dollar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • jal179 says:
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      @Mike:

      Dropping Marte will be an epic fail for that dude

  159. Mike says:
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    Vogt.Ramos,or Norris at catcher?
    I had Gomes
    Thanks

    • Gareth says:
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      @Mike: Vogt yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  160. Gareth says:
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    Sherzer and Price with doppelganger starts tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  161. Skeet says:
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    Drop walker for devin? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

  162. SteveNZ says:
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    F*** you, Howie Kendrick.

  163. Gareth says:
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    Stephen Vogt.

    Dayum!

    Hittin da bombs now you got catcher eligibility?

    I love the A’s.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Gareth:

      Stick to your racist Wahoo.

      We don’t want you.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Kid A: I like the underdog, and the A’s just keep finding diamonds in the rough and getting value. I love their process.

        The wahoo’s getting fazed out by the way.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Gareth:

          The hundred-year faze. Very methodical.

          I’m not sure the Bollywood 7th inning stretch next season is going to win many people over.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Kid A: when I first got to the States I told my mother I was “working for the Indians.” She asked exitedly asked “do they feed you too?” I thought that was an odd association until I realized that she thought I was working at an Indian restaurant.

  164. Gareth says:
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    Who to drop?

    Revere
    Lind
    Headley
    Morse
    Carter

    • Kid A says:
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      @Gareth: Any good Catchers on the wire?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Kid A: I own Vogt (and Brian mccann :-()

        • Kid A says:
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          @Gareth: Did you learn nothing from that goddamn clinic I put on for you last year?!?!

          • Gareth says:
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            @Kid A: I beat you in the actual razzball standings.

            • Kid A says:
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              @Gareth: Check again, dummy.

              You’ve been looking at the wrong team this whole time.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Kid A: how the hell are ya kid A?

        • Kid A says:
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          @Gareth:

          The Kling Klang King of the Rim Ram Room, like always.

          Someone mentioned the other day that you got a selfie stick lodged up your poop-chute at disneyland. I hope you didn’t have to tick off one of your nine lives to get that rectified.

          Wishing you a speedy recovery.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Kid A: it was DisneyWORLD actually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere, but depends on needs

  165. herschel says:
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    @Grey: crazy next week to start myers over pujols in my weekly roto dh spot? myers has 4 games at colorado and 3 games vs the dodgers. pujols has 4 games vs oak and 3 vs tex.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: sorry, poor question formation on my part. Yes it would be crazy to start Myers or yes, start Myers over pujols.

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Pujols

  166. mzyptlk says:
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    Hellickson @ sf or Gonzalez @ Boston Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  167. Pete says:
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    12 team H2H, keep 6 forever 7×7 with OPS and hits, QS and Holds. Max 2 adds per week – Would you trade Jordan Zimmerman for Ian Desmond? I have Zobrist as my current SS, but he could easily become my OF/bench/utility player (probably more value with the limited weekly moves). The rest of my rotation:
    Cueto
    Ross
    Hahn
    Shane Greene
    Fiers
    Jimmy Nelson
    Karns
    Relievers:
    A. Miller
    N. Feliz
    Walden
    Wade Davis
    DL – K. Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  168. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Pujols for Cargo??
    10 team standard

    • jal179 says:
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      @Mike:

      Yes. Im on the Poo train but am very worried Fat Albert may finally hit te wall this year… also must be demoralizing watching the Big Fish clean the bases everytime u are on deck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  169. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    started today up 7-1 in saves so i bench familia (4 out of last 5 days going into today, now 5 out of 6) and perkins (2 in a row, 3 out of last 4, now 4 out of last 5), they both get good innings. In years past i would forget to do this and sure enough, overworked RP gets lit up. It might be a better strategy later in season or when weather is hot. now only up 7-3 in saves and there’s gotta be no way they go tomorrow. did have cecil/hutch in though. hahahaha. opp is only down 1 run in ERA now with Gallardo stream. sweet jesus. would suck to bench tired RP to lose ERA from their being good.

  170. Colton says:
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    Tulo with the bomb…he was due.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah

  171. Bruce Leroy says:
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    I can get Tanaka pretty cheap in a keep forever. do you guys think the time bomb is worth it? I’m in full win now mode. I see Dr Andrews at each of his starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends how cheap

  172. Sad Keanu says:
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    Salazar over McCarthy or Heston??

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Sad Keanu:0-4 plouffe goes the dynamite.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Sad Keanu: i’d DO IT over XFIP superhero real life shitbird mccarthy. Regress this (while mooning him) say about 2 homers per nine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  173. Eric says:
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    Jimmy Nelson man!!!??

    Haha just kidding man still love your input and dedication

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Eric: SP ranked #42 had quite a worse time of it.

  174. Dommattingly says:
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    Aj Pollock or Ender for Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  175. Gareth says:
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    Where’s Grey?

  176. Gareth says:
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    This Indians Twins game is like listening to two old ladies at a resturant arguing over who’s going to pay the check.

  177. Gareth says:
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    And as soon as I made that comment it’s over.

    Guess grandma plouffe is feeling flush.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Gareth: guess where the G3 goes, and NO it’s not below where this comment here is

  178. Wilsonian says:
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    Damn, Pedfroia doing work again tonight. Really making my Wong look pretty limp in my lineup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  179. burningbridges247 says:
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    Homer Bailey should be off the DL tomorrow. Start him against St. Louis, or wait and see how he does?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  180. SteveNZ says:
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    I hate Howie Kendrick. He’s been shit every time I’ve owned him and now he’s ruining my h2h matchup.

    • jal179 says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Hitting cleanup in that lineup should serve him quite nicely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same here in regards to every time I own him

  181. jal179 says:
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    Drafted Santana… picked up Travis… Santan started to hit…. dropped Travis for him… now likely to lose Travis to the wire FAIL

    Anyhoo, I reached for Leonys Martin in the draft– my 5 OFers are Marte, Cruz, Yelih, Avisail and Steve Pearce or Leonys….

    Would u drop Leonys or Pearce for Pollock? Real early but looking like I may be a bit short in AVG and steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  182. hankp101 says:
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    With Salazar getting activated tomorrow I’ve got room to stash another NA. Better bet for impact this year in a 5×5, Syndergaard or Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Syndergaard

  183. Pb&j says:
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    Gotta cut a SP. Who do you think gets the ax, Hutchison, Paxton, Latos, or Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch, Latos

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Pb&j: i love it, the assumption being you simply WILL have better guys to find somewhere, so cut an extra one.

  184. Rit says:
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    Whats your take on Michael Taylor? Is he a flash in the pan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t have a starting job soon

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: He’s got a job making boots in Syracuse for the Redwings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  185. slimbo says:
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    I picked up travis tonight but would lamb arod inciarte gordon or pearce be better options to grab off the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  186. Rit says:
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    Sherzer and Stanton for Trout, Do I give up the #1 player?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Rit:

      For those beasts hells yes. Maxwell hits 300 Ks then runs naed through the Whitehouse following their WS win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side

  187. Mordacious Levator says:
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    ok tale of some weird drops that i might be able to gain from.
    1. 12 team redraft H2H with OBP/total bases/ hits as extra cats. deep benches explains the BN bats. polanco got dropped. my hitters
    OBP wolf
    E5
    dozier
    panda
    dannys
    OF -bautista/soler/heyward
    util souza/lawrie (backup at 2 spots)
    BN – leonys (speed source)/v-mart/marte
    drop anybody for polanco? leonys maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can lose Martin

  188. tentyme says:
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    sanjaya lol HA !! nice reference .. in a 12 team mixed points weekly league i have Jerome harrison and wong would you drop either for j schoop I start wong but I don’t very right. Thank you for your help

    • tentyme says:
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      @tentyme: @tentyme: dang it… don’t feel very right !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

  189. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    i already know chris coghlan will be on next week’s buy list

    i can feel it in my bones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seth just wrote an article about him yesterday

  190. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Hello Grey,

    The comments section at Razzball is so valuable. Wish there was a button to favourite all of the comments! Ha

    Would this be a good trade to propose?

    10 team OBP league.
    My McCutcheon and Familia for his Adam Jones

    • pondfrogsplash says:
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      @pondfrogsplash: Forgot. it is Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d take Jones

  191. Lenny Powers says:
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    Nice write up!
    Rate my team?
    H2h Points.

    Matt Harvey
    Jacob DeGrom
    Jordan Zimmerman
    Jeff Samdizja
    Sonny Gray

    Yadier Molina
    Jose Abreu
    Ian Kinsler
    Kris Bryant/Pedro Alverez
    Tulowitzki
    OF: McCutchen/Cruz/Zobrist
    Until: Ortiz

    RP:Koji Uehara/Kenley Jansen/ Carlos Martinez

  192. Charlie says:
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    Would you drop taijuan for Travis Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  193. Alex Tramble says:
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    I currently have Span in a DL spot. Do we think he’ll steal bases when he returns? At least 20? Would you drop Dannys Santana for Span if you were looking for steals and runs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he will…I’d hold

  194. JFK says:
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    In a 12-team 7×7 H2H keeper where I’m trying open up a few roster spots, I’m offering:
    Big Papi/Cuddyer/Quintana/Jim Johnson
    for
    Rizzo/Carlos Rodon

    He’s got Khris Davis in his Utility and subpar pitching (Johnson would provide holds + possible saves if Grilli gets injured/shipped out). Rizzo will be a 6th round keeper next season, with Rodon the only other potential keeper. Is this enough, too much, or too little?
    Thanks!

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @JFK: Very generous offer of the bottom of your roster for a stud 1st baseman and a top prospect. Don’t know how someone could resist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the Rizzo side, try it

  195. al says:
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    I wanna buy Souza but don’t know if anyone on my squad is worth dropping for him?

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Andrus
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Brantley, A. Gordon, J. Heyward
    (2) UT: JD Martinez
    Bench: (n/a)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, L. Lynn, P. Hughes, C. McHugh
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: ( C. Martinez [SP/RP], Bauer, Paxton, Greene, J. Nelson)
    Bench Total: (5)

    • al says:
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      @al: EDIT: There’s only (1) UTIL spot, not (2). And Rendon is my only DL spot currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I take that back, I like Souza over Gordon

  196. Clos says:
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    Hey grey would you drop Hutch and Aaron sanchez for volquez, Jimmy Nelson, Travis wood or Daniel Norris ? If so who would you drop for which guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, Wood, Nelson

  197. Swfcdan says:
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    Our boy Souza’s running like the wind right now! At least that’s one advantage of playing on a crappy offense, they need their guys to run. The runs and RBIs might be down but I can see him reaching 20/30 possibly.

    God damn Reyes though, a broken rib already? Have no other SS in my 16 teamer, Crawford or Evereth as a fill-in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be sweet on Souza… Crawford

  198. Bob says:
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    Roto 6×6 with OPS

    Hittertron likes Alex Gordon today vs. Hahn ut I’m unsure because of his cold start. Would you start Gardner vs. Odorizzi instead despite being ranked lower?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner, yeah

  199. Fungazi says:
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    Start Wood @ T.O today?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Fungazi:

      Yeah. Live fiercely

      • Fungazi says:
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        @jal179: Umm.. Jays are locked in right now, everything they touch is going yard. And that’s just the secondary scoring, not E5 and Bautista. They made Teheran look silly last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  200. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H

    Would you drop Grandal for Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  201. Reav says:
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    Any reason to hold onto Yasmani Tomas? He doesn’t look to be getting significant playing time unless there is some type of injury in Arizona.

    Also Neil Walker or Devon Travis at 2nd base?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Reav:
      o
      I watch every Jays game so above avg bias here but Devon not-so White Travis is a fireplug of deadliness who will settle into the lead off spot while Reyes out…. even if he hits in the 9 hole, its a poor mas version of a lead off spot with the power behind him.

      BUY TRAVIS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tomas… Travis

  202. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Grey, how would you rank Middlebrooks, Asche and Campbell?

    Congrats on continung to run the best site in all the internets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You ranked them

      • Wacha Wacha says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Alonso is hitting 2nd today in front of Kemp. Do you like him better than Middlebrooks for the UT spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For just today I do

  203. highheat17 says:
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    Seems the OF situation in AZ may have cleared up, Pollock seems to be heating up. C carter is doing nothing foe me. Drop carter for Pollock?

    • jal179 says:
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      @highheat17:

      i would but i tend to shy away from the low avg bombers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  204. highheat17 says:
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    Sorry…Or would you P/U Sousa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d p/u Souza

  205. Oppo taco says:
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    I’m assuming cutch is still a strong hold in keepers? I haven’t been shopping him but I’m sure id get a lot back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  206. Mr. Glass says:
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    In a vacuum for a bench spot Segura or Travis

    • jal179 says:
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      @Mr. Glass: @Mr. Glass:

      Tough one. Maybe its just hot schomato mode at the moment, but Travis’ upside as a bench bat seems attractive. Every year a top 30 bat is available on the wire and honestly the pop Travis has could make him that guy.

      Even if he stays in the 9 hole, he’s followed by a bunch of beasts.

      Segura for floor is the safer play but Travis looks like a prototype 2 hole hitter. If ol drunk Gibbons ever opted for an order of Reyes, Travis, Jbats, EE,JDon, etc… Travis’ value would be very appetizing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  207. jal179 says:
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    R,H,HR,RBI,S,AVG,OPS
    10 team h2h nonkeeper

    Weak spot looking like OF where we start 5.

    Marte, Cruz, Yelich, Avisail, Pearce…. Danny Santana my only bench bat. I just dropped Leonys Martin for Devon Travis for MI spot.

    Feeling sellers remorse… Steve Pearce or Leonys ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks sir

  208. DancinHomer says:
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    added K-Zar the other day upon hearing of his call up, but was able to put him on my “NA” spot. Now i need to find a spot to get him in my lineup today.

    6X6 (QS) H2H league. Do i drop someone to slide Salazar into the spot or hold him in my NA slot to see how he does before starting him. Here’s my squad:

    c: Gattis
    1b: Goldschmidt
    2b: Wong
    ss: Castro
    3b: Donaldson
    IF: Arenado
    OF: Harper, Cruz, Joc Pederson
    UTL: Kris Bryant
    BN: Duda, Souza, Wil Myers, Lawrie,
    SP: Harvey, Samardzija, Ross, Paxton, Archer, Shoemaker, Hutchison, Greene, Salazar
    RP: Allen, Street, Britton

    thanks again for the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hutch

  209. Max says:
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    Drop Zunino for Chirinos, Grandal or Jason Castro or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  210. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Is Dan Pants writing today? Love the Saturday reads.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His posts come around 10/11 AM PST, there will be one

  211. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Well the velocity was back for Cecil, but he had his worst outing yet.

    Should I drop Cecil in a shallow league? It’s a holds league so the pickings on the wire are pretty scant for potential closers. I’ve already got Castro, Cishek, Perkins, Box/McGee, and Allen. I would use his spot for streaming hitters on short schedule days or another setup arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: i didn’t take him out based on your velo comment and he got me a lucky win today. castro ain’t looking good lately either (not quite 2 homers in one inning bad, but ATL was pretty much on whole night on friday against everybody but loup)

  212. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    dynasty drop happ/c.anderson/niese to activate salazar? QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  213. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H Points league

    Archie Bradley is on the wire. Bottom end of my rotation is Fiers, C-Mart, Nelson, Salazar and Hughes. Are any of them worth a drop for Bradley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  214. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, with all the depth charts across the land giving scheppers 8th back i’ll still hold tolleson, since he’s been really really good and will still get holds. but this certainly does hurt kela. holds and k/9 here in all of them.
    drop kela for any of delgado/scheppers/w.harris/friedrich/affeldt (GD his K rate sucks)/putnam/diekman (who’s been awful, albeit with good k rate)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delgado

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: when reed gets canned think he’s 2nd to marshall too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Likely

  215. Colton says:
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    Condolences to those waking up hung over to see their Anibal Sanchez stats. Good Christ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah that would’ve hurt

  216. Hondo says:
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    Span coming off DL,drop De Aza,Aoki(who I dropped in another league before his mini steal streak) or free Denard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  217. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Bryce Harper…it’s happening…

    Home announcers about todays homerun:

    “oooohhh…my…goodness!”

    “That is the longest homerun we have ever seen in this ballpark”.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: He looks really calm this year.Also,a couple nights ago he was on second and third base was so wide open he could have crawled backwards and stolen it but he stayed put.

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Hondo: I think you and I are happy to see such restraint? :) I know I am. I don’t need him running into walls and throwing himself around the base paths. Screw hustle. Let that blooper drop in for a single in front of you. Don’t dive. Don’t get hurt. Stay healthy and get your 550ABs and 38 bombs! :)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Hieronymous Lohse: dude still has basestealing speed, and should steal when he can. i agee completely though with not being too agressive on defensive to save his body.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s insane

  218. rb311 says:
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    I just traded Souza and Paxton for Bumgarner… foolish or genius?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, I don’t like Bum

  219. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Wong, Devon, or Reed for Wade Davis?

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Holland to the DL, in case it hasn’t been mentioned.

      • jal179 says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        ahhh shat.

        Addison Reed replacement? ughh

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: never mind. Missed the boat on Davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  220. Mr Baseball says:
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    what is a pectoral strain – is it bad – Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great

  221. Fungazi says:
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    Will be nice to watch Salazar’s start on pvr later knowing it ended well. In a 12 T, would you drop Fiers already for Salazar? Other drop option would be Bradley, but it looks like he’s had better starts so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Bradley

  222. ME says:
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    Which side in a dynasty trade? 16 teams 5×5 roto

    Willy Peralta and Marcus Semien
    or
    Phil Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  223. Long Bawls says:
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    Uch. I guess this is what happens when you wait for your Anibals to drop on their own.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  224. Shark says:
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    3 walks today from Krismas Kums early this year -LOL at the haters from day one…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haters gonna hate

  225. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing De Aza. Terrible batty call.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @SteveNZ: deep enough league just keep him.

  226. Shark says:
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    Grey, why do you like Travis Wood so much? Has been mediocre for so long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him relative to other waiver wire guys, I didn’t say I liked him that much

      • Shark says:
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        @Grey:

        Compared to Nelson, Joe Kelly, Hahn, DeSclafani, Miguel Gonzalez, Morrow?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nelson

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shark: in his two starts this year his K/9 and K/BB were much better than in those years. small sample yes, but it’s still true.

  227. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    dynasties with questionable drops. (they’re going completely insane, and i’m reaping the benefits. hehe)
    1. arcia dropped in 20 teamer. drop coghlan for him for sure. coghlan i grabbed when rios got hurt. could also drop choo but i doubt he’s actually this bad this fast
    2. farquhar dropped in 16 teamer with holds/K per 9. i have kela getting moved back to 7th inning. spend how much out of the $25 i have left (spent majority obtaining 4 top 20 prospects for NA slots). $2 sound right? My offense in this league is so damn good i very likely won’t need to waiver a hitter all year besides massive injuries.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: even if you run out of money in #2, you can still make $0 bids, not a $1 min.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Coghlan 2. Sure

  228. Pager24 says:
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    Damn! this is the first year i’ve ever been in a league that limits the number of transactions per week. I go to grab wade davis (who was dropped yesterday for some unknown reason?) and i’ve already done too much rosterbating! Ugh. I guess its just like losing your virginity? eventually you just learn to pace yourself! oh well i guess some other person in my league will get the joys of owning davis

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Pager24: set a pace. keep track of it. i’ve missed out on some very big names over the years in 5 max limits per week. puig comes to mind. stream some, save some for closer specs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, that sucks

  229. Hondo says:
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    Was JJ Hardy hurt when you did your rankings?If so,where would you rank him when he comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A 15-homer, .250 hitter? Bleh

  230. SteveNZ says:
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    Benching CarGo in favour of Puig. Get ready for a big day from CarGo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  231. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only. i dropped ruiz for k.johnson, who homered today, nice. but he gets a lot of off days. i tried to waiver mcgeehee but 3rd waiver didn’t cut the mustard (which is easy to cut by the look of it). ruf appears to be stealing revere’s at bats, but doing nothing with them, but i’m best off with this spot being an OF since this is my lineup
    hundley
    rizzo
    duffy (this dude’s at bats appear to be gone now too with mcgehee back, he was Sooooo good though)
    rollins
    pedro from pit
    CI duda
    MI owings
    OF (x4) crawford/marte/bruce/myers
    util (x2) flores/k.johnson
    BN rendon
    DL- d.brown
    i can move flores to 2B if duffy continues to lose at bats here.
    options for dropping k.johnson are realmuto (if he steals more at bats)/ruf/bourjos (might have a job with both grichuk/holliday going out today)/gomes (this guy seems to start most of the time).
    do gomes dropping k.johnson and if duffy continues to lose at bats him for bourjos or ruf sound right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruf

  232. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Lind for ARod?

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly: or Gose for ARod? Or Hold?
      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  233. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    12 team dynasty with deep benches and BB/K’s/OPS/slugging extra. going into year i had k.davis and carter. i dropped k.davis for flowers to start while meso is out. now upton appears hurt so what’s best option?
    1. drop carter for de aza/coghlan/pillar/gomes/d.jennings to play LF,
    2. play carter at LF (really awful
    3. move harrison over to LF,drop carter for a 3B, they would be freese/asche/mcgehee

    same league these pitchers. QS/ on base % against
    arrieta/kluber/carrasco/carmart/cashner/greene/happ/bauer/t.wood/c.anderson/hutchison
    4. drop hutch or c.anderson to activate g.richards for tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. De Aza 4. Hutch

  234. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    master grey won,

    12 TM Al oNly – I have Britton and Miguel Castro as closers. My OF is eaton, Des jennings, Pearce, holt and smolinski. I’m stashing Saunders and buxton on my bench.

    Q: Would you trade Miguel Castro to receive dalton Pompey?

    Players can be kept for 6 years if that makes any difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pompey

  235. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    d’Arnaud with a 2 run shot…love this kid, he looks good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice avatar too!

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: good old Mex

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love him!

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Grey: hes smoking a cig in the dugout

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s the best!

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: Speaking of avatars, any clue why mine doesn’t work on my IPAD, or phone, but does on laptop?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not sure, maybe different IP

  236. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start three of the following next week. Who do you like?

    Ross @col
    A. Wood @phi
    Volquez vs min, @cws
    Fiers vs cin, vs stl
    C Mart @mil

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Fiers, CMart

  237. henncoop says:
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    Shallow 10 team H2H league with both Wright & Richards on the DL
    I likely need to move Richards up & Souza is available as well
    I was considering dropping Alverez to get Richards off my DL with my 3B then being Crush Davis.
    My OF is loaded but it kills me to see Souza sitting there considering this is a keeper league & he seems to have some nice potential.
    Current OF is Soler, Marte, Polanco, Myers & recently acquired Cain for 3 OF slots & a Utilty slot
    Would Alverez be OK to drop for Richards off the DL? (otherwise the likely drop needs to be Cain)
    Pick up Souza for Cain?
    Thanks so much for your opinion on this Mr Grey ….hope you are having a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and drop Alvarez, and have a good weekend!

  238. Kid A says:
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    Looking like the Marte Partay has finally come to town. Thank God.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Kid A: As an added bonus for you, I’m against him in H2H this week…

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        That’s an order of Yummy with extra syrup.

        Crossing all my appendages for a grand finale tomorrow. Just for you.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Kid A: Marte Gras!

      • Kid A says:
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        @Fungazi: Love that!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loving it!

  239. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Wilmar with a two run dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilmer’s gonna be old school JJ Hardy

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I could see that

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: either benched or relying on starting that guy in some leagues 16-20 teamers. also, why is jose urena up pitching (i heard he was only up for a few days and would go right back down), i have that guy as one of my 25 minor guys in 30 man league.

  240. Kid A says:
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    Lamb in the 2 spot is the most inspired thing Chip has done since he ran McCray through that outfield wall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: So inspiring he benched Pollack after a 4 hit game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously

  241. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Fact of the day:

    Mets will be 6 – 0 at home to start the season for the first time since 1985

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: So if history repeats itself…next year i should be celebrating like its 1986

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        …as the ball rolls through Allen Craig’s legs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s insane

  242. goodfold2 says:
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    oh yeah j.chavez might have a job now. yes. bought that dude along with c.anderson on the cheap in deepest league. got hahn in a 12 teamer with K’s and BB’s and QS.
    Hahn got no K’s in over 5 innings. stream that spot if all of these are around: (H2H league)
    m.gonzalez/heston/haren/t.wood/morrow/happ/santiago/the andersons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream it, I dropped him

  243. henncoop says:
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    Another obsessive Souza question …different 10 team H2H keeper league with Bailey on the DL ….my inclination is to drop him or is he better then either McCarthy or Paxton?
    Then the Souza question …I have my newly arrived K Bryant along with Arenado & Alverez so the pirate seems expendable. My other OFs for 3 spots & an utility spot are Heyward, Polanco, Springer & Yelich.
    Pick up Souza & drop Alverez? Yelich?
    Just drop Homer I assume?
    Sorry for my recent Souza binge …heading out for a margarita sans umbrella …might be the cure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Bailey… Drop Pedro

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey …you rock

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  244. royce! says:
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    I benched Tanaka and Keuchel and grabbed Torres for the vulture save. From now on I shall be known as “Dr. Genius, Ph.D.” The D stands for dumbass.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: I’m not on twitter so I’ll have to get this hashtag started here: #seizethedur

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Awesome!

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: At least I still have Fernando Tatis MS paint artwork

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @royce!: torres got lit up for 3 runs and didn’t get vulture. I grabbed blevins hoping for same thing but they put in the other torres.

        • royce! says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I know he didn’t get the vulture; I grabbed him for a vulture save and instead he crapped the bed. My title, “Dr. Genius, Ph.D.” was facetious because I did three things today that turned out to be wrong.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @royce!: ok, i would’ve grabbed him where i grabbed blevins, but this is a league deep enough that torres is already owned.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That Tatis shizz is crazy, right? He should have a show at the MoMa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  245. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with my bots investment i qualified for fanduel freeroll, but took yordano today, figured i was out of it, but somehow i’m winning a 10 teamer for $1 anyway! i got the most innings left AND best score so far. marte/springer did good.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: need more out of seager/aoki/miller though, as my opp will likely win with heston when he wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: eh, no money for 2nd. heston was a lot cheaper than yordano too.