I can’t believe Aaron Judge was caught stealing yesterday.  I’d be afraid of tagging him.  He should have just put the MI in The Claw, Baron Von Judgeske-style.  You remember The Machines?  They were the most obvious masked wrestlers in the 80’s.  Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan put on a mask, but wore exactly everything else.  Here’s Hulk Machine:

It’s like the Clark Kent of disguises.  It’s like if I wore a Hamburglar disguise but you could see my mustache.  They should do Baseball Machines.   Right now, Judge Machine is my favorite Machine and moving in on my love for Giancarlo Machine, and where the hell is Odor Machine?  He needs to pop Bautista Machine in his big, fat mouth and get crazy like Charlie’s mom, Ma Sheen.  As for Judge Machine, yesterday he went 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his major league-leading 13th homer as he hits .330.  That last number is the real surprise.  Is he a .300+ hitter?  I’m gonna go unlikely with a side of nuh-uh.  Can he hit 40 HRs and .270?  That’s looking affirmative.  I’m sure he’ll cool off; they all do, but I wouldn’t be against buying him high either.  If someone doesn’t believe the 40-homer, 275-pound love muscle, get him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

CC Sabathia – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.45.  Sabathia’s xFIP is approaching the size of his FUPA.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .269.  Here’s what’s gonna happen.  You’re gonna go into your waivers, pick up Holliday, put him on your team, start him for a day, watch him go 1-for-4 and immediately grow bored.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Released by the Jays.  Jays’ GM said, “Turns out a Saltymochachino is way worse than a unicorn frappuccino.”

Steve Pearce – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd in two games.  The hottest schmotato in all the land?  Steve Pearce!  Wow, that has a real ring to it, uh, not really.

Marcus Stroman – Left yesterday’s game with arm discomfort.  May I interest you in a DL stint?  It’s very accommodating and you’ll find 75% of the league there.

Noah SyndergaardMets are predicting Syndergaard will miss three months.  That would leave him with about ten starts left on the year if everything works out the way the Mets plan on it.  I seriously doubt everything will work out the way the Mets plan on it.  Maybe the Mets will blame Russian hackers, FBI Director James Comey and misogyny.

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.68.  Jokes aside about the Mess’ pitchers, but deGrom might still battling something.  The 3.02 xFIP and 12 K/9 are purdy, and I’m not disagreeing with any of that, but his 3.9 BB/9 is goofy high for him and he is going to his slider an insane amount.  If I owned him, I’d be happy he was still pitching, but I wonder if he’s adjusting because of his arm.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run, 5 RBIs, hitting near-.375 in the last week with three home runs.  “This is vintage Reyes, vaping the ball!  What?  Instead of smoking.”  That’s David Wright practicing his MLB TV audition tape.  Don’t think it lasts long-term, but I’d absolutely grab Reyes in all leagues while he’s vaping hot.

Michael Conforto – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .357.  Barely owned in 50% of ESPN leagues.  Y’all slow as eff.

T.J. Rivera – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .278.  Okay, Mets exploded for 16 runs, and even Rivera’s brother from another mother and father, Rene, had a good game.

Kevin Gausman – Ejected for a HBP on a 77 MPH slider.  When you walk in the garden, you better watch your step.

Steven Wright – On the DL with a sprained knee, and now there’s a possibility for knee surgery.  Steven Wright said, “The doctor said the price of the surgery would be my season, so I’m glad I’m making the league minimum.”

Cole Hamels – Out for eight weeks with a strained oblique.  Wow, what happened to the days when a strained oblique knocked a player out for four weeks and then, when he returned, he’d have a reoccurrence of the injury that sidelined for another month?  Oh, guess that’s the same diff.  Well, good thing I told you to sell Hamels two weeks ago.  What?  You didn’t listen?  Aw, shucks.

Adrian BeltreRangers are hoping Beltre can return by the end of the month.  Damn, he’s been out a while for a calf strain.  This is the worst problem with a calf since the Chicago Fire of 1871.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  If you wait long enough, he will cool off, i.e., stop waiting!

Josh Reddick – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Usually when Reddick gets hot he homers, but he is a matchups play so you have to see who he’s facing.  By the way, if you Googled “when Reddick gets hot,” and found us, we won’t judge you here.  My advice is use less Gold Bond medicated powder.

Carlos Correa – 4-for-5, and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Two more weeks of that, and we’ll be good.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  Any chance he is an under-4.50 ERA pitcher in away games?  I don’t think so, so so-so.  Serious stuttering!  With that said (Grey’s doing a U-ey!), Morton gets the Braves at home next and that’s a tasty matchup.

Aaron Nola – Will undergo an MRI on his back.  He’s missed two return dates and is now getting an MRI a week after he was DL’d.  Signs are all pointing to Nola being no-YOLO.

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save, holding his ERA at 0.00.  So, about those preseason concerns about his health, um, yeah, I think he’s fine.

Sean Doolittle – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  He missed most of 2016 with a shoulder strain, as well.  He is living up to his name.  Santiago Casilla moves into the clearcut lead for the job, and Madson would be the likely backup.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and only one homer off his seven homers from 2016 when he had 482 ABs.  Fun fact!  Billy Butler also has 482 abs, you should see him on a Brookstone massage chair.  This is the 2nd homer in as many games for Alonso, and I’d grab him to see how far he can take this new approach.

Tony Wolters – Out with a concussion.  Due to being hit on the mask with a backswing, Wolters can’t see 20/20, no word if he’s also seeing Hugh Downs naked in his dressing room.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers in his 3rd game back.  Oh, and he hasn’t even gone to Coors yet.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Antonio Senzatela – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  I own Senzatela in an NL-Only league, and he’s done well for me, but this game was vs. the Padres, and monks can’t hit.  Sorry, monks.

Corey Kluber – Hit the DL with the lower back stiffness.  Hurry back, so you can give me that promised lower front stiffness that I drafted you for.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  Here’s me in March, “Ugh, I can’t believe I drafted Carrasco and now he some kind of injury that May Grey won’t even remember.”  Here’s me now, “What spring injury?  Wasn’t it Salazar?”

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Just barely keeping pace with Marwin Gonzalez!

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Bit off pace so far with steals, but right there with power, which sounds like literally every major leaguer.

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (7 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  I streamed him due to the Stream-o-Nator and sure am glad it wasn’t a K/BB league.  I dropped Gio before the game even finished.  Anyone who walks seven guys in a start?  I’m good, thanks.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (1 BB), 10 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Basically, the exact opposite of Gio.  Look at all those glorious Ks and one walk?  Guys and five girls, I think the breakout is finally here.  Imagine Pineda and Ray break out in the same season?  The world will implode.  (Yes, that will be the reason the world implodes this year; no other reasons at all.)

Chris Owings – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .313.  I picked up Owings about three weeks ago, and haven’t even considered dropping him.  *thinks for a moment*  Okay, I might’ve dropped him at one point, but I put in a waiver claim and grabbed him again immediately.  Plus, I do, like, ten-hundred moves a day.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .263.  Ah, nothing sweeter than a garbage time homer from one of your players after you stream his opponent (Nate Karns — 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners. 7 Ks, ERA at 4.97) and that starter is out of the game.  Since we’re here, I streamed Karns, because of the Stream-o-Nator, and he has a 4.97 ERA, so, goodbye.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners (1 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  Taillon suffered from a FIPlash, and the Fangraphs Database said, “I’d continue to drink that Jameson,” then snorted repeatedly.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .235.  You know what’s coming, right?  It’s obvious, isn’t it?  About 19 HRs, .255, no steals and one month-long DL stint.

Gregory Polanco – 0-for-2, and his 6th steal, hitting .229 and has zero homers.  Can McCutchen’s month-long DL stint land on top of Polanco?  I gave you April, but Jesus Chris Ramirez, what the eff?

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .322.  The Rodney Dangerfield of CIs?  He hit 21 HRs and stole 11 bags last year, and he’s still not owned in all leagues.

Devin Mesoraco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Perfect walk-up music for Mesoraco, Neil Diamond singing with Uncle Fester turning on a light bulb with his mouth on the diamond vision, “Turn on your head light…Let it shine wherever you go.”

Julio Urias – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 0.84.  Felt it was appropriate to put Urias after Mesoraco, because Devin always makes me want to close my eyes.  Obviously, four walks vs. one strikeout isn’t ideal, but he’s 20 years old and looks like a top 30 starter, so, yeah, you’ll take that.

Cody Bellinger – 0-for-4.  A-Gon said yesterday that he might place himself on the Disgraceful List (no joke; well, yeah, he didn’t say Disgraceful List, but did say he might go to the DL), and Dave Roberts said yesterday, “Cody’s done everything he can that he wants to continue this opportunity.  Tip your hat to him for the way he plays the game.  A lot can happen between now and Friday and even with that we have not made a final decision.”  Roberts went on to say, “When I tipped my hat to him, he stole third.  I forgot that was the sign.  The kid’s good.”

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.03.  [email protected]*(&^! has done his part in my cobbled together staff so far in my Tout Wars league.  Click on the link and live with me for a bit.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes I had tomato sauce on knuckles and now it’s on my shirt*  Damnit!

Edinson Volquez – Hit the 10-day DL with blister problems.  It’s a blisterpocalypse!  Don’t go outside except for Blistex!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .300.  OZUNA can Snell what Blake is cooking.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  The 6th inning for Snell is like the 6th minute of sex for a 15-year-old male.  You’ve heard it exists, but you never seem to last that long.  Maybe Snell needs to think about sex when he plays baseball to help distract him.

  1. Noam Levenson says:
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    Every time I see the box score I wish I owned Judge somewhere…

    Would you trade Xander for Cozart and Grienke in league where I needed pitching?

    Thanks!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Noam Levenson: Me too. So much for avoiding these high k-rate, low average guys like Judge and Sano.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Fungazi: Kris Bryant and Rizzo were those guys a few years ago

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, passed on those guys too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

        • Dave says:
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          @Grey: Which one, or both have a shot at becoming those two?

    • Blueberry says:
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      DeGrom for my Thames?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds fair

  2. leon says:
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    Aaron Judge or Eric Thames for obp/slg/avg league keeper

    • @leon: I’d take Judge, unless Thames can play against Reds pitching half the time.

  3. RJ says:
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    Ugh I wish I drafted Judge so bad…dude went in the 20th round in my draft…same round as Thames lol.

    Hey Grey, my pitching is baaaaaaaaad so far. What should I do to fix it up? I’m last in QS, ERA, WHIP and 2nd to last in K/9.

    12-team, roto 6×6 (AVG, OPS, R, RBI, HR, SB | ERA, WHIP, W, QS, SV+HD, K/9)
    C. Mesoraco
    1B. Abreu
    2B. Segura
    3B. Rendon
    SS. Correa
    CI. Hanley
    MI. Story
    OF. Springer, Benintendi, Bradley Jr., Kepler, Conforto
    UTIL. J. Turner
    BN. DeShields, Bellinger
    DL. Haniger, Dahl

    SP. Urias, Gausman, Maeda, McCullers, Taillon, Berrios
    RP. Bush, Brach, N. Feliz
    DL. Nola, J. Gray

    • Packers says:
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      @RJ: I’m not Grey but try to trade Bellinger or Beni with Gausman because they have name value for a quality SP. This is only if it’s a redraft league. My two cents.

    • Cram It says:
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      @RJ: Stream better? Trade? Trade.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RJ:
      Your entire staff is a young and unproven..Maybe try and trade a couple of them for a veteran who is struggling, Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RJ: Gausman is unownable, and others are risky… Agree with what others said

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Write-up so good, it smarts right between the legs!

    a. Scooped up Desmond in all three of my CBS H2H seasonal (free) leagues last week when MP announced that he would be starting as early as last Sunday. So, dur, it was easy to put him into the lineup for this week.

    b. Diary of a madman, part I
    Madman (asking advice): ‘Hey, Grey! ‘S up? You starting Dutch tonight
    Grey: ‘Matchups, man! Matchups!’
    Madman: ‘Sorry, dude. versus the Royals.’
    Grey: ‘Provisionally okay, but don’t blame me if the Royals win.’
    Madman: ‘Thanks, Grey! Will heed your advice, especially when my madness is confirmed.’

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 4

    [A massive state and local law enforcement plus a MASH unit are mobilized to assist with the devastation left by Rambo as he goes to hide deeper in the woods.]

    Officers at the scene: ‘Move back, you guys, move back!’

    Reporter at the scene: ‘How bad is the situation? Captain, we need some…’

    Captain Dave: ‘The only good thing about this, is the business you’re doing in town! Reporters are drinking the place dry. You look like you’re ready to keel over, Will. Why don’t you go home? It’s my problem now.’

    Sheriff: ‘Your problem? Listen Dave, don’t give me any of your horseshit about jurisdiction in this one, you understand?’

    Medic treating the Sheriff: ‘- Should I step outside?’

    Captain: ‘- Just finish up what you’re doing.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Lincecum&Gose says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ante, your Judge comment got me thinking. As a fortunate owner, I’m thinkng of trading for Drury and picking up Soria solely so I can change my team name to Judge, Drury & Mexacutioner. In fact, maybe that should be my Razzball moniker!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Nice! B. Haha C. Awesome

  5. Big league choo says:
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    Thoughts on Trevor Cahill? His curve usage is up and his k rate is higher than ever….any chance he’s this years duffy? Would you drop graveman in a dynasty league?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Big league choo: look at Oaktown Steves comment on Greys post from yesterday at 3:26pm. OTS tends to be on the money more often than not with his sage scouting reports. Worth a grab over Graveman in my opinion…

      • Los Putos says:
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        @ThE sHiT: Thanks for the tip. Have been thinking of cahill and got tied up at work and wasnt able to finish with the comments from yesterday. *thumbs up*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big league choo: I’d hold Graveman, though I agree Cahill comment from yesterday was solid

  6. apox says:
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    LOVE the Wire reference. Sweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @apox: That was Rudy

  7. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    If you want to hear Tim Kurkjian fart loudly go to Buster Olney’s 5/3/17 Podcast titled “Enough?” and advance to 19:38, right after Olney says, “In recent days I’ve been thinking about whether or not Mike Trout…”

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baseball-tonight-with-buster-olney/id137699414?mt=2&i=1000385048947

    Olney soldiers on quite professionally, and Kurkjian gives a little “Mm” like it startled him. I can’t stop hitting the back 15 seconds button, it’s so goddamned funny.

  8. Scott says:
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    What the hell is up with polanco? I will take the sb he got me yesterday, but zero hr and 4 rbi all year? Wtf? He has to be hurt. He hurt his shoulder late in spring. I’m surprised he isn’t on the DL. I guess we can thank Marte for that. I can’t drop the guy, but he is not playable now. All of the FA ouyfielders who i could have claimed who would have helped me are now long gone. How much longer do i hold this guy in a 10-team league that starts 5 OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: He’s killing me

  9. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Are we allowed to drop Gausman in 12 team leagues yet?

    I’m eyeing up Jesse Hahn or Manaea.

    • Lt says:
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      @Utah Green Sox: Who would claim him? I did 8 days ago and still there. I was nervous cause you gotta assume it gets better but no one else seems to think so. Why would a non Razzball reader think that right?

  10. Who’s your schmotato between Pearce and Marwin? I grabbed Marwin as a batty call today, with Pearce off. But which one do you think I’ll be happier to have on my roster a week from now?

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    In my 12-team mixed, my pitching has been great while my hitting kind of meh (thanks Polanco, Odor and Correa). A league-mate wants my Salazar, and I’m wondering what is a fair return. He’s clearly trying to buy low on his 4.34 ERA despite his 13 K/9 and 3.41 xFIP.

    What do you think I should ask for in return ? Possibilities on his team are
    Bregman
    Conforto
    Desmond
    HanRam
    Sano

    I don’t care about position, since I would likely use whoever in my utility spot. Sano is probably asking too much at this point. I am a Bregman fan, but his horrible start is concerning. Was thinking maybe Bregman plus Desmond although both are potential landmines.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cliffyw: Any of them…Hanley? Desmond? Bregman?

      • Cliffyw says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Maybe I am valuing Salazar too high.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. Bill Lee says:
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    no love for Kennys? a HR and 5 RBIs and no mention?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lee: You just did…He’s a platoon player

  13. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I just grabbed Marwin. He’ll cool off soon enough.

  14. Mike says:
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    Ozuna and kelvin herrera (I trade) for judge a fair trade?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Yes, but doubt that works.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree w/ Cram

  15. Packers says:
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    Great start in the Taut War league. I think Mish is near the top in the NFBC main event. Last, in your league. I have 10 weakly set teams except for my RCL team with $150.00 being the lowest entry fee and have teams from 1st to last in the standings. It’s weird that I valued everyone the same during drafts but it comes down to roster construction which is caused by draft pick position and how others in a league value players. There was plenty of comments about getting the players you want on this site and I feel that line of thought should be strongly adhered to regardless of ADP within reason.
    I’m like the new Cram, so everyone have a great day and the best of luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: Yeah, I’m doing well in all of my leagues, but RCL is my worst team so far, which is bizarre since I liked all the same players, but it does come down to roster construction as you say

  16. Wild Thing says:
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    Best Snell comment. Ever. Hahaha.

  17. Ghostface says:
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    Goldschmidt, Ian Desmond, Betances (S+H League) for Trout, Hanley, Colome

    Who wins?

  18. Sean Smith says:
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    It’s been a struggle carrying Odor and JBJ this year without being able to bench either (DL issues hogging my bench spots.) I have someone interested in Odor, but not sure what would be a fair trade for him. Out of everyone on his team, Pujols jumps out at me as a possibility. Is he fair value or should I hold?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sean Smith: No. That’s the most comparable value on his team?

      • Sean Smith says:
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        @Cram It: The only people on his team I’d be interested in are Sano, Cruz, Conforto, Blackmon, Pujols, Ray (already own Walker and Corbin), and Arrieta.

        My Hitters: B. McCann, Rizzo, Odor, Villar, Rendon, Kepler, JBJ, T. Turner, Ender, Schebler, Cespedes (DL), Haniger (DL), G. Sanchez (DL), Dahl (DL)
        My Pitchers: Cueto, Darvish, Walker, Corbin, Morton, Leake, Pineda, J. Gray (DL), Rodon (DL), Jansen, Colome, K-Rod

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sean Smith: I wouldn’t do it for Pujols or those pitchers. And you probably won’t get Sano or Blackmon. You could use OF. Grey probably won’t approve but I would try Cruz or Conforto.

          If some of those DL guys are actually taking up bench spots, I would look at losing Rodon and Haniger or Dahl.

          • Sean Smith says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks for the advice. I was only thinking Pujols, since I assumed I wouldn’t be able to get any of the other guys. I’ll get Sanchez back this weekend which will free up one of those bench spot, so I’ll only have 1 guy riding the bench on the DL (we have 4 spots). I’m in 2nd place right now, so the DL’d players are that much of a concern yet. I’m more concerned with Odor and JBJ’s struggles.

  19. Scott steelers says:
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    If you had to drop one of Polanco, Russell or Lamb who would it be? Currently have turner or villar to cover SS, arenado at 3rd and a Springer, judge, Desmond, Bellinger 0F combo

  20. TheTheory says:
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    Is it just me or is the catching position even worse than usual this year? Every couple of days I remember that I have d’Arnaud in a couple of leagues and mosey over to the wire to find a replacement.

    There is nothing on the wire. The wire is pathetic.

    I’ve decided to just keep d’Arnaud in there, d2d and all; seems better than the alternatives.

    • Cram It says:
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      @TheTheory: It’s this way every year.

      I don’t know why more of you catcher questioners aren’t using the Pina/Bandy combo.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It: I was running with Bandy, but I didn’t want to waste a bench spot on a second catcher. Last week though I was offered Sal Perez and a 16th round pick for my 14th round pick in next years draft. The first 10 rounds are keeper picks. I quickly accepted.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It: Now that I think more about it, running Bandy/Pina might not be a bad idea, especially if I can get something decent for Sal Perez. I’m gonna see what I can come up with.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Chirinos my catcher batty call today. 2 dongs, coming up!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that’s good… Here comes Herrmann!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Against Scherzer? Zag!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He gives up HRs a little, but yeah it’ll prolly be an awful call… I like the idea of catchers being in the lineup in early games so I don’t get a DNP

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Agreed, my only catcher strategy really is just getting a warm body in there.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Exactly

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @TheTheory: are you kidding, ALL of these are doing well and weren’t drafted, even in some 20 teamers
      hedges
      MIL guys
      flowers
      chirinos (when he plays, not much)
      d’arnaud (was drafted in some leagues, good when he plays)
      in one 20 teamer where i moved salvy to get desmond i’m literally streaming a catcher everyday and am probably doing better by what i’m doing (this league has putouts and defensive crap, so having ANY catcher daily helps in that at least)

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: holding onto the vogt/gomes could kill you though yeah. forgot, avila, he’s been awesome for probably near 2 weeks now.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: montero has been great and playing a lot over last 2 weeks. i think it’s MORE than most years that are doing well here (not those who drafted catchers they held onto while not performing of course). the overpays on
          schwarber/sanchez/posey/contreras haven’t worked out so well, true.

  21. fastfrog says:
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    “Don’t think it lasts long-term, but I’d absolutely grab Reyes in all leagues while he’s vaping hot.”

    Grey is not a believer in the hot-hand fallacy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot-hand_fallacy).
    I’m not either. Confidence gos a long way in physical performance of all sorts. Yup-yup.

    • Cram It says:
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      @fastfrog: Hot-hand absolutely exits. If you play sports, you know this.

      I’m in a fucking zone!

  22. Just Busted says:
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    I know it is still early in the season, but Duffy is freaking me out! I tried trading since the very day you told us to sell and have been low-balling ever since, but no one is taking in any of my three leagues. Is it getting to the point where he is a drop? I have not watched a game of his- is it time to panic or just a real bad hiccup?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Just Busted: If it was just a hiccup he wouldn’t have been a hard sell.

  23. Control Towers says:
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    You’re best Grey!

  24. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Good morning Grey

    Would you accept all of these trades in 10 h2h obp redraft? Which is best? Thanks

    1. Give Arrieta get judge
    2. Give c Davis get c Archer
    3. Give Arrietta get thames

  25. H says:
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    Great write up! Would you want Triggs or Porcello over any of these guys?

    Duffy
    Salazar
    Pineda
    Severino
    Aaron Sanchez
    Ray
    Nova

    Giles
    Robertson
    Oh
    Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Porcello over Sanchez

  26. lwomack58 says:
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    Belt over Moreland?

    • Cram It says:
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      @lwomack58: Eh, same difference. Slight lean on Moreland due to lineup/ballpark.

  27. carter franz says:
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    Even worse is when you can’t get to the first minute of sex as a 15 year old.

  28. Brian says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty league. 6×6 with qs instead of W, and k/bb. My pitching has been a total disaster. salazar, gsellman, gausman :( , sonny gray, price, duffy, quintana, senzatela, shoemaker, teheran, hahn, liriano. I may call up clevinger when he starts for kluber. I also have the option of calling up german marquez. I’ve been offered wei-yin chen for prospect andres gimenez (NYM). maybe a question for ralph. Chen isn’t any great shakes but at this point i may just roll out as many SPs as i can each week and assume I’ll lose ERA/WHIP but hope I can win K and QS and maybe K/BB. would you make the deal or is chen just not worth anything? For reference, the best SPs currently on the wire are guys who aren’t currently starting (Duffey, Rusin, Asher, LeBlanc, Nicasio, De La Rosa, Nick Martinez), and they SPs gallardo, hughes, ubaldo.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: I’d ask Ralph

  29. Brian says:
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    In an NL Only League, would you trade Lon Lester for either Billy Hamilton or Kenley Jansen? If so, which one?

    My other SPs are:

    Kenta Madea
    Lance Lynn
    Tyler Glasnow
    Brandon McCarthy
    Mike Foltynewicz
    Alex Wood
    Joe Ross (minors)
    Madison Bumgarner (DL)

    I worry it leaves my SPs too thin, but I am middle of the pack in steals and I would like a third closer to pair with Feliz and Iglesias. Thoughts?

    Also, is Joe Ross droppable in NL Only leagues?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Sure, apples/oranges… Hamilton first

  30. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you bench Duffy @CLE

  31. Alberto Encinas says:
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    Judge for my Severino? Re draft, roto… Thanks!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Alberto Encinas: I think you are gonna be hard pressed to find anyone that would accept that offer. If I had Judge with the way he is all bombs away right now, I wouldn’t take a SP in a tier lower than Carlos Carrasco for him. He’s at peak value right now. In my league last week a guy got Cory Kluber for him. It wasn’t even negotiated. The guy straight up offered Kluber right off the bat.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alberto Encinas: Yes, good luck with that and may God have mercy on your soul.

      • Kas says:
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        @Cram It: hahaha

  32. Earl says:
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    How would you say JD Martinez will do when he returns? I have a guy who seems to really want him in a trade package but I am relucant to deal him so close to his return.

    Opinions on following trades:
    Trade 1 – Give JD Martinez, Rendon and Sentalaza and get Jake Lamb, Hector Santiago and Trumbo. Not really sure what to make of Trumbo this year

    Trade 2 – Give Zimmerman, Longoria and Bellinger and get Cole, Cody Allen and Khris Davis. I do need alot of pitching help in this league. I would like to perhaps sell high on Zimm but am relucant to part with Bellinger although he might be returned to minors soon.

    Thanks for help/advice. You do great work!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Earl: I like trade 2 especially for redraft leagues. Not looking like a good year for Longo, bellinger may not play full time, zimmerman is a schmotato, and you get a solid #2 SP, great closer, and mama jama slamma in Khris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: 1. Meh, it’s okay, but I’d hold 2. Sounds fine

  33. Chris D says:
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    What’s the right trade target for Ervin Santana? Want to dump him at peak value before his bubble pops (it is going to pop right?) This is a 10 team Dynasty league FYI

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Chris D: I would try to grab a young bat. Conforto maybe?

      • Chris D says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Might not be a bad idea, the guy who owns him has some weak SP. I’m not really in need of another OF but can never have enough young talent in these leagues. Thanks for the suggestion! This is a solid starting point in terms of value to look for.

        Any one have any other ideas, maybe a younger SP target who might be struggling but has a high ceiling?

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: “No Thanks” was his response. Guess it’s back to the drawing board. Either way, I would be okay keeping him with how hes pitching, I’m sitting in first right now so it’s not like its hurting me.

  34. Besomebkdy says:
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    Trade jbj and paraza for Chris archer?

    Or jbj and paraza and Duffy for archer and Tanaka?

    Thanks

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Besomebkdy: JBJ has no value right now. He needs to start hitting before you will be able to get anything solid in return. Right now he is still a guy who has had only one solid season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Besomebkdy: Agree w/ mcmi11ions but can try it

  35. Sock it to me says:
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    I can perhaps get Renfroe who was just dropped by someone. What do you think I should drop for him if anyone? My team is…

    C – Hedges
    1B – Votto
    2B – Odor
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Peraza
    OF – Carlos Gonzalez
    OF – Fowler
    OF – Inciarte
    UT – Mancini
    UT – Margot
    Others – Morales, Bell, Headley, Moreland, and TMurphy on the DL

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sock it to me: Any of the “others”. Headley, Bell

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Sock it to me: I would Bell. How often are you going to play him with Votto at first and a bunch of other options you could swap into the UT with?

  36. Besomebkdy says:
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    Nelson Cruz/ Jackie Bradley jr/ Duffy for Aaron judge and verlander?

    Cruz/jbj/Duffy for judge/tanaka and archer…

    I need pitching and Duffy is just a… indont even have words for it

    • Cram It says:
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      @Besomebkdy: Some of y’all today are funny thinking you’re getting Judge with the offers you’re suggesting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Besomebkdy: “All the players you don’t want for players you do want” trades don’t usually work

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        @Grey: I have a guy in my league that loves offering those kinds of trades as well as, “All the hot schmos I picked up off the wavier wire for all the guys you drafted in the top 50 overall”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • KarlJ says:
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          @swaggerjackers:
          I have a guy in my league that I always know who he is planning to drop because he offers that player to me in a trade 3 hours before he drops him. It never fails

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @KarlJ: yep, we all have that, literally type “if i want player x i’ll just wait a day or less”

  37. mcmi11ions says:
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    Speaking of Hulk Hogan, does anyone remember Hulk Hogan Meat Shoes? They were a sneaker, with a little pull out drawer in the sole that you could store meat in to snack on. Google it! Totally real…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Maybe he got the idea from Machoman Randy Savage ‘Step into a Slim Jim’. Literally.

    • Cram It says:
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      @mcmi11ions: That’s amazing. I still can’t tell if they were real though. Everything leads back to the one thread asking if anyone remembers them, and no one seems to.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It: It’s a joke. But it’s epic!

        • Cram It says:
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          @mcmi11ions: Haha. It is! I love it.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: I’m expecting some sort of meat shoes reference in the next podcast!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I need me a pair of them!

          • mcmi11ions says:
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            @Grey: They make for the most uninteresting game of “hide the salami” ever! hahaha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  38. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    Not a sexy question, but here it goes …

    Which pitcher would you go with, Ty Blach @ CIN … or Trevor Cahill vs ROX?

    Thanks!

    • Matt McMillen says:
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      @Racehorse: Cahill isn’t going against the Rox, Perdomo is, and if I had to pick between the two, I would go Perdomo tonight. Cahill is next up against the Dodgers, and I wouldn’t play him there either.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Matt McMillen: Ugh. I need to learn to post in one browser and use SON in another lol.

        • swaggerjackers says:
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          @mcmi11ions: It’s annoying how both systems blend the login experience. They really need a better solution for SON.

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Matt McMillen: oof-ah … thanks for the catch …

  39. Djeje says:
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    Odubel Herrera and dee Gordon for odor and maikel Franco. Who wins?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Djeje:
      Odor side

  40. js100386 says:
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    Thanks for the great write-up! Two quick questions:
    H2h keeper league. Give up benintendi to buy low on Trevor story?

    And pederson or Dickerson better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @js100386: I’d take Story… Dickerson

  41. theone189 says:
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    “Hurry back, so you can give me that promised lower front stiffness that I drafted you for”

    Lmao rofl!!!! Thanks for making my morning

  42. Burningbridges247 says:
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    I just couldn’t come to grips with throwing Ray out there against the Nationals. Thought he would implode while also exploding. Needless to say………Sonavabench!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Burningbridges247: Yup. I think we’re all feeling that right now, outside of NL only owners.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @mcmi11ions: I started him in Tout Wars — but that’s 12 team NL Only

  43. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra hitting categories are OBP and SLG): Taylor Motter or Marwin Gonzalez?

  44. PETER pyper says:
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    Keeper league… should I trade Archer for Kluber?

  45. bigwormsherm says:
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    Conforto or G. Polanco?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @bigwormsherm: I’ll let Cram answer this.

      • William Hung says:
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        @mcmi11ions: That reply works on so many levels

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Is it April fools day again?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why F?

  46. Ray says:
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    Longoria and Josh Bell for Posey in H2H? Bell is bench fodder and have Suarez to fill in for Longo at 3B.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Ray: I don’t see it happening right now with the way Bell is hitting and Pitt lineup problems. Does the guy you are offering that to have people on his roster worse than Bell right now?

  47. Jose says:
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    With one DL slot in a 14 team H2H points league, do I drop Hamels with Aaron Sanchez already on my one DL slot or drop Sanchez and move Hamels to the DL slot? Or do I just deal with having a pitcher hurt for 4-8 weeks? I’m 3-1 and likely to win this week. Best available replacements are Morton and Cahill…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Drop Hamels — Morton

      • Jose says:
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        @Grey: Stream Freeland against the Monks today first? That or Wheeler against Atlanta or Musgrove against Texas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Freeland out of them

          • Jose says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks Grey! You’re the man.

            Quick note: Not that we doubt, Ozuna Hit Ball Hard! but his HR last night hit a banner hanging over the upper deck at Tropicana. It’s worth a watch!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Will check it out!

  48. lwomack58 says:
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    Cobb or Glasnow for Sunday. SON has them both favored

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Cobb vs TOR
        Glasnow vs MIL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re both away?

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:
            Both at home

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cobb

  49. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you give up Russell and Capps/Jones (one of the two) for Jake Lamb? Peraza slides to SS and Lamb replaces Healy.

  50. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Someone dropped Lorenzo Cain – thinking of dropping Trumbo for him. What say you?

  51. Harry J Fartsniffer says:
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    I love my Judge Whoppner!! 12 teamer 6×5 ops

    JBJ was just dropped should I put a waiver claim in on him and drop Dahl or Nola OR someone else? We use 4 OF. MY OF is trout judge desheilds a Garcia bench pereza Dahl DL and JD DL.
    PItching: Duffy walker Nola McCarthy maeda severino Cahill Morton Roark RP Colome osuna devenski bedrosian DL.

    Thanks for a great read and smell yah later

    HJF.

  52. playadlc says:
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    Darvish for Judge.

    Which side?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @playadlc:
      I’d want Darvish..Gotta believe the ‘regression fairies are coming to the Bronx to get Judge..

  53. Polancodonk says:
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    Couple of days ago I asked about an offer of his Carlos Gonzalez for my Roberto Osuna and Yuli Gurriel, to which you replied “Sounds decent, but I hate CarGo.”

    Negotiations have since transformed the offer to his Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Devenski for my Roberto Osuna and Hernan Perez.

    Got it that you hate CarGo, but what do you think of that deal? I’m inclined to accept?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Polancodonk: Don’t see why his answer would be different. Same trade except you’re getting a reliever. Perez > Gurriel…maybe a little bit?

  54. The Guy says:
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    Aaron Judgiancarlo Stanton

  55. I don't want to say because others in my league read this sight. says:
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    “Your handsomeness knows no bounds, and
    there’s nothing but garbage on waivers,
    you think I should grab…”

    Reyes or Hicks?

    Bows and backs away slowly~

  56. Bigly Leagues says:
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    I was checking out the Fangraps pitcher rankings, and was surprised to see Cahill near the top in many peripherals:

    7th in FIP (2.64)
    6th in xFIP (2.87)
    8th in K/9 (11.1)
    18th in WAR (0.8)

    Plus pitches in a great home park. Any love?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bigly Leagues:
      Cahill is still a streamer, best used at Petco only.

      • Bigly Leagues says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:

        Maybe. Only reason we don’t like him is his name. His two starts this year with >3 ER’s came with a FIP = 6 in every game so far. BABIP (.301) and LOBP (66%) doesn’t point to luck helping him out. Seems ownable; I picked him up as a lotto ticket.

        • Bigly Leagues says:
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          @Bigly Leagues:

          *is two starts this year with >3 ER’s came with a FIP less than 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bigly Leagues: Looks solid so far, but are you starting him with confidence in over half the parks? We need to see more

      • Bigly Leagues says:
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        @Grey:

        I don’t have all the confidence in the world, but as a back-end starter, I have confidence he’ll get me some K’s. I’ll roll with him this weekend against the Dodgers since I need K’s in my matchup, and if he looks good, I think I’ll keep him and start him everywhere until his peripherals change. I prefer to follow the peripherals at this point in the season with back-end starters instead of the names/history; you never know which loser is going to break out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, I just looked at his numbers deeper

  57. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nothing like a CC’s FUPA joke to start the morning off.

    I don’t think we are going to have our yearly $1 Bet on Whether Desmond turns it around this year. Don’t think he ends up in the sell column. His 2nd Home Run got out so fast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I own Desmond and am excited, how’s your NFBC team doing?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: hanging on between 90-95 points, but feeling pretty good with JD maybe coming soon And FReeman and Harper rocking.

        Pitching -meh most teams are shitty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, sounds a lot like my team

  58. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Can I overreact yet? It’s May now.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Phil of the Future:

      NO, If you have a good enough team they will come around..SP’s will begin to catch up to hitters when the weather warms up..I have had teams suck for the first 3 months and then all go off the last 3 months and win the league. Be patient amigo..

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thx, G. Hitting hasn’t come around yet. Pitching is fine like sunshine. Might have to trade an arm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re gonna be fine!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: You’re damn right I am.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love that positive attitude, keep it going!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: For you I will.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I appreciate you, Phil

  59. LeggoPens says:
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    I feel like I have a solid team but I’m getting torched in the first 4 weeks (10 team 5×5). Injuries havent helped (and neither has Marte). Traded Robbie Ray for Peraza to get some steals back right after that – knew it was a risk but now I’m kicking myself pretty hard.

    C – Martin
    1B – Manley Hanley
    2B – Segura
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Seager
    1B/3B – Harrison
    2B/SS – Castro
    OF – Carlos Gonzalez
    OF – Desmond
    OF – L. Cain
    OF – JUpton
    UT – Polanco
    BE – Longoria

    SP – Strasburg, Porcello, Maeda, Hill, Harvey, Nova, Salazar, EdRod, Tillman
    RP – Bush, FRod
    DL – Price

    Bellinger and calhoun are FAs. I also just dropped Morales for Harrison yesterday. Was that impulsive?

    Is Castro for real? I’m in a league with a ton of Skankee fans so I feel like I could get a good price on him. What’s up with Polanco and Longoria?

    I also am basically punting saves but everyone in this league way overvalues them so it probably isnt a good call to trade for them. Gonna be patient and wait for people to inevitably go down. Maybe drop Harvey for Casilla?

    Should I just be patient and hold or is it time to start blowing up the squad? Getting nervous (14 gb). I know it isn’t insurmountable but I’m ranking in the bottom half in pretty much everything rn.

    Thanks

    • LeggoPens says:
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      Reyes is available too but seems like hes just on a heater

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LeggoPens: You should condense your team and grab guys off waivers… I.e., Upton and Polanco for Thames and more 2 for 1’s and grab guys off waivers

  60. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo winner league, roto, 5×5.

    give- Jose Pereza.
    get- John Lackey.

    looking for another SP, have 2B/SB to give. Schoop could take over 2B.
    should I accept Lackey, or look for someone better?

    CA- Wieters. 1B- Encarnacion. 2B- Peraza. 3B- Arenado. SS- Bogaerts.
    OF- KDavis. OF- Judge. OF- Duvall. UT- Trumbo. UT- Shaw.
    BN- Schoop, DeShields, Reyes, Dyson, Phillips, Alonso.
    SP- deGrom. SP- Taillon. RP- Melancon. RP- Familia.
    P- Kintzler. P- Eickhoff. P- Nova.
    DL- Manaea.

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        would Robbie Ray be better, good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Ray, don’t know who you’re asking he’s better than

          • SpecialFNK says:
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            @Grey:

            if Lackley isn’t good enough for Peraza, should I ask for Robbie Ray instead?
            give- Pereza
            get- Ray

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair

  61. Jon says:
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    Streaming: looking for W QS and Ks

    Waino at home vs Brewcrew
    Straily at Tbay
    Freeland @ SD

  62. Joe says:
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    Grey! 12 team dynasty league 7×7. My Anthony Rizzo max Kepler and an add in for his roughed odor, David Dahl and kimbrel. My current 2b is schoop and I also have freeman at first so losing Rizzo is no big deal. Is it enough for Rizzo in a dynasty?

  63. Ben Wyatt says:
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    Would you trade trumbo and justin turner for robinson cano?

  64. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    In my highest dollar buy in league (10 team h2h points with insane utility spots which basically makes it a 14 team league) I have Haniger, Jon Gray, and Syndergaard DL eligible. I picked up Morton for the stream based off SON and want to hold him for his next start.

    SON likes Musgrove today and next week and J. Garcia today.

    No one is biting on Duffy and the rest of my SPs are: Carrasco, Maeda, Urias, Severino, Lackey, T. Walker, Eduardo Rodriguez.

    Should I drop Gray, Walker, Rodriguez for the stream slot or hold?

    I have Feliz, Norris, Colome, and Betances in my RP slots. Any of them droppable for the slot?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: That underscore in your name causes your comments to be held in moderation…. Gray for streamer, I would not drop a closer

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        That underscore is gone like Jon Gray moving forward.

        How does one get a snazzy profile photo? Marty Jannetty needs his legacy represented.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gravatar.com and upload photo

  65. Tough to see Story out of the lineup yesterday during that beat down of the Padres.

  66. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team KEEPER leauge.. 5×5 OBP league.

    Season is fine, currently in 3rd. My team to me is pretty meh, I lack power and bags. My pitching is pretty darn good, especially since we are in K/9. How you see my bench is they way our league is configured.

    Bradley, Polanco, DJ are not helping my matters.18 RBIs out of all 3 combined and 2 homers.
    How long before you drop them?

    Offer a trade for Carpenture and give up Bellinger?

    Waivers:
    Marwin Gonzalez
    Aaron Hicks
    Brett Gardner
    Matt Holliday
    Kole Calhoun
    Dex Fowler

    My Starters

    Grandal
    Freeman
    Schoop
    Arenado
    Seager
    Bradley
    Heyward
    Piscotty
    Polanco – U

    Bench

    Bellinger
    LeMahieu
    Castellanos
    Moncada
    Conforto
    Marter (Sus)

    Starters:
    Kershaw
    Lackey
    Paxton
    Pineda
    Strausburg
    Devenski
    Gilles

    Gray
    EROD
    Salazar
    Gray – DL

    • Cram It says:
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      @los locos: Why, for Carpenter to play UTIL? You have guys for that already. Play Conforto and Bellinger. I’d trade Bellinger for an OF if anything.

      • los locos says:
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        @Cram It: I used Carpenture name, because he was offered to me for Bellinger.

        • Cram It says:
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          @los locos: He doesn’t help you.

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: Ok. I don’t need carpenture.

        Do I drop JBJ, Greg Polanco or DJ for one of those guys on waivers?

  67. Ray says:
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    NL Only keeper league. $18 Maikel Franco for $5 Eugenio Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Franco

  68. Scuffy McGee says:
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    FUPA! Great write-up my man.

  69. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Just got a trade offer?

    I give up Familia, Roark, and Mychal Givens
    I get: Rizzo and Triggs

    WOuld you make that deal?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Never mind he said no to that offer

  70. KarlJ says:
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    If you were hurting for K’s would you trade Moncada or Beltre for Samardzija?
    With only 3 IR slots ( I have 6 guys on DL) and a short bench it is getting hard to hold on to these guys on my roster

  71. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Gonzalez will stay starting over Gurriel.

    Who do you like for the ROS: Moreland, Bell or Gurriel(if he keeps the job)

  72. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got a boring ass trade for you in a 16-tm OPS league.

    Which side:

    Kipnis/Hosmer or S.Castro/Belt

  73. JC3Bagger says:
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    Severino or Pineda – – who do you like more ROS?

  74. The Boy says:
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    OF is weak with Haniger and Dahl on the DL. Would you move Edwin and JBJ for Thames, Margot, and Triggs? OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Boy: Prolly not, but could work out

  75. Judge Dredd says:
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    Would you trade Aaron Judge for Chris Davis or Mark Trumbo? I know theyre more proven but it seems like the wheels could fall off this season for either of them.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Judge Dredd: Enjoy the ride

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  76. Shane Paps says:
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    Grey,

    Been shopping Duffy for weeks, just got offered:
    Khris Davis and Nova for Maeda and Duffy

    leaning towards pulling the trigger but not sure if Nova is a mirage with his 5 K/9
    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  77. fieldvision says:
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    Is Mark Reynolds done as a starter? I just spent a lot of fab money on him. I thought he was going to play everyday? Did I mess up?

  78. Tony Montana says:
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    Lost Thor, so looking for some cheap Ks to try and at least fill that void. Limited transaction, weekly league, so streaming/riding the hot arm isn’t really super feasible.

    How would you rank the following ROS (standard pitching cats, H2H):

    F Liriano, C Morton, P Corbin, A Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Morton — they are dependent on matchups

  79. G says:
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    Any thoughts on Soler who expected to come back next week? You think he gets regular playing time? Worth picking up? Gardner, Kepler are other possible adds – this would be for a shallow bench. Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Gardner

  80. William Hung says:
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    Grey – can you pay my power bill? These guys have netted 0 HRs for me this week…

    Current Lineup:
    C- Sal Perez
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Deez Nutz
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts, Trumbo, Springer
    UTIL – Conforto / Harrison / Story

    Unfortunately, I picked up Harrison yesterday instead of Tuesday… at the rate I’m going, I just know before the week is out I am headed towards a day where I hit like 8-9 HRs to get to where I should be. Wouldn’t it be something if I went a whole week with that lineup and got 0 HRs????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

  81. G says:
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    Sorry one more Grey,

    Would you sell Duffy and JBJ for Nova, selling low on my two? Or is that too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  82. Big Mike says:
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    Good morning, and may it please the Court,

    1. Four guys I have on every single team: Josh Harrison, Joc Pederson, James Paxton, Ken Giles.

    2. Two recent pickups – Matt Belisle (holds, could get saves?) and Christian Arroyo (the guys on MLB Network love him, and he’s got that sexy ss/3b/ci/mi eligibility). I need to know what the boss thinks of them.

    3. Polanco and Rougie are killing me, but they’re both part of my core. I just benched Polanco. Is it okay to bench Rougie, or does last night show he’s ready to bust out?

    I see that my time has expired, and I thank the Court for its time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. I hope it shows he’s about to break out

      • Big Mike says:
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        @Grey: Any thoughts on Arroyo? Or should I dump him and reclaim Reyes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Reyes

  83. dhouse42 says:
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    H2H league, 6×6 cats (5×5 plus ops and hld).

    My hitting is weak-
    c-lucroy
    1b – hanram
    2b – trea
    ss – story, diaz
    3b – carp, moose
    of – jose ramirez, bellinger, inciarte, altherr

    starting pitching ok but weaker after Thor’s arm fell off:

    Verlander
    Paxton
    McCullers
    Nova
    E-Rod
    Ian Kennedy
    Alex Wood/possible streamer spot

    Guy in my league wants to trade one of his hitters for a SP. He said Wil Myers, Judge, and Thames are available.

    What should I offer? Kinda liking myers, but dont really want to give verlander or pax. thoughts?

    • dhouse42 says:
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      @dhouse42: 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax for Myers

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey:

        okee dokee. ill try. hoping i wont cry when pax wins the cy young, but hopefully i can find some more blossming scrub sps to help me off the wire.

        thanks grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  84. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto – would you deal Rodney for Calhoun – saves are a premium but need some hitting help. I feel like this could be the last chance to get anything of value for Fernando – thoughts?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    14 team league with hits, OBP over AVG and total bases. drop souza for hicks, these others around in case hicks loses playing time yet again: wong/choo/bour/buxton/galvis. redraft

    2. 20 team dynasty, holds, relief appearances, K/9 added. start 7 RP slots. drop romo for petit/hoyt

    3. in general, for QS deep league boyd or karns. it seems boyd at least goes deeper in games (less K upside of course)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah 2. Meh, why? 3. Boyd

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: romo having not done well, been moved back to 4th away from closer (was 2nd pre being shitty and baez back), hoyt awesome/long term upside (possible long term handcuff go giles i have). romo lately being used when they are losing too. petit being used in a.miller like role lately and doing well with it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fair enough, Hoyt

  86. Don Majikowski says:
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    I was really struggling in a 12team redraft, was able to deal Trout for Betts & Scherzer, like my chances to turn things around

  87. Hugman says:
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    Okay, I actually have a question today: Yuli, Suarez, or Rendon ROS? Then answer again with Rendon out of the equation because I probably won’t choose him no matter what you say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon…Rendon…Eugenio

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: (there’s a question buried at the bottom of this) Haha. Take away Rendon’s big day and he has zero RBIs in the past week. Nobody in my league has picked him up since then either. I was going to grab him again if he was hitting second consistently, but he isn’t. And I’m already speculating on Buxton and Moncada so bench space is limited. Currently have Josh Harrison starting at 3rd. You like him or Yuli ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon

          • Hugman says:
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            @Grey: Haha! You got me. Going to grab Rendon and his stupid Jesus hair now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  88. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Graveman and stream others or was this regression fairies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  89. Connor says:
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    Gausman or Cahill ROS? More interested in upside I suppose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  90. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    What are your thoughts on repairing this pitching staff (12 team, H2H, w/keepers)?

    Salazar, Hill (DL), Eickhoff, Severino, Morton, Urias

    I’ve got Devenski in my RP group and he has helped a ton with this lackluster group, but I’m trying to decide who to use as my stream spot at this point, Morton or Urias? Also, I subscribe to the “no pitchers are keepers” ideology.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  91. Wnwdotcom says:
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    I’ve been trying to buy Judge for the better part of two weeks and the price just kept going up. Paid full price this morning, sending Correa (an early second round talent in our league) straight up. We’ll see how it works out, I’ve got enough talent to make it if he regresses badly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that is full price

      • Wnwdotcom says:
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        @Grey: bet the house and worry about where to live later. ?????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah guess so

  92. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey!
    1 Drop Moreland for Marwin Gonzalez?
    2 Also, if I’m holding Moreland, Moist-ass-kiss and Mazara (MMMs) on the bench, is it ok to drop one for a pitcher? (I need to make up ground) Eyeballing Maeda and E-Rod…
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Sure, lose Moreland — Ed-Rod

  93. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Cesar Hernandez or Peraza?

    Tommy Joseph or Bour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar — ToJo

  94. Whatever says:
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    I guess its safe to drop Doolittle now for Corbin. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  95. Lt says:
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    Grey, in a league that has created this false ridiculous value on closers with it being 5×5 h2h. You start any 7 pitchers and guys think they’re clever starting 4/5 bad closers and 2 starters. I was offered Oh for Ray. I often don’t start Ray but with bedrosian hurt I only have Kelley for saves. Best waiver pickup for saves is probably Soria.

    Ray for Oh or is Rosenthal gonna steal his saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for you

  96. Big Mike says:
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    Back for more.

    Rizzo has more steals already than he did all last year. Are we looking at a 20-steal/30-homer season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, that’s crazy talk

  97. J-FOH says:
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    My moms old boss was on the people’s court. She prepared all his paperwork to prove that bitch who sued him was lying. Still have that episode on the VHS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Cougs’ boss from last year was on Judge Faith (?) a few weeks ago because she ripped off everyone who worked for her

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: how is that possible…cougs is the boss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She is, of us

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: ain’t no woman the boss of me, you can’t cage this animal….oh you meant us like you and cougs not like you and me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, Cougs would be your boss too

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I could dwarf toss her if they legalized it in California

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  98. Newbvic says:
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    Trade arrieta and t walker for j Ramirez and cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  99. ryanoger says:
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    Who’s the better DL stash Manaea or A Sanchez?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @ryanoger: AAron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

  100. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    anybody else having problems even getting into their espn accounts? i’ve tried multiple devices no dice.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and my streak for the cash (another espn feature) DOES work, so it’s just fantasy sports at espn that are having some issue, not espn in general nor my account in general.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: now it works, it just didn’t show up in same default place, yet i changed nothing. odd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t

  101. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Jarrod Dyson or Peraza for SAGNOF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  102. Biggidy says:
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    My outfield in an OPS roto league is:

    Trumbo, Bradley Jr, Tomas and Schebler. No bench spots and good on steals already.

    Who do I drop for Conforto? Bellinger is also out there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  103. Jason Murray says:
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    Betts/Duffy/Austin Meadows or Blackmon/Carrasco/Amed Rosario? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon side, but fair

  104. larry says:
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    Would you add Jordan Montgomery over Graveman or Freeland. I can use JMontgomery when the match ups are good.

    Was going to use Freeland tonight but based on your advice I decided not to. I can drop him now and pickup one of the two mention.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Graveman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But depends on matchups

  105. joe is a popular name says:
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    drop either souza or shaw to pick up marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  106. flo-g-money says:
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    harrison or kipnis ros?

    Choose top 3 ros- desmond, jd martinez, inciarte, jbj, conforto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis… desmond, jd martinez, conforto

  107. larry says:
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    Markakis, Toles, Panic or Phillips for bench help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Toles

    • Cram It says:
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      @larry: Are any of those guys “help”?

  108. swaggerjackers says:
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    So disappointing how bad Duffy is.

    I was hoping that Sell meant that he’d be more of a #3/#4 rather than a pure drop.

    I’m going to watch his next game to see just how bad this shitsuation really is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  109. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Ok, my team is officially garbage. I don’t think they’ve hit a homerun this week. And starting Duffy, Feldman, and Hellickson went about as poor as possible on Tuesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homers have not been a problem for my team — thanks Judge — but oy my pitching

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: My average has been steadily climbing, now I’m only in last by about 20 points in that category. I still say I can make up some decent ground, but it needs to start happening soon.

        How about all this TV this month? I’ve only been watching The Leftovers and Saul, recording all the rest for some solid binge days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need to watch The Americans, it’s the best one… Saul is great, I just want a show with Mike and Gus…. Leftovers has been solid, but I wish we’d get more Carrie Coons

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I’m late on this past week’s Leftovers so I don’t think I’m hip to Carrie Coons. Yeah The Americans is my next series to begin. And Louie, so Nick doesn’t berate me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She’s Kevin Jr.’s wife…I love her….

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Haha, I believe Nick will accept that challenge.

                Oh I didn’t know that’s her real name. That trampoline scene was so awesome.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I love her

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nick’s gonna make everyone quit

              • Big Mike says:
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                @Grey: Carrie Coons used to be an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. I would just stare dumbfounded at her, she was so gorgeous. I don’t even remember the plays, just her. Wow.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I love her, legit love

                  • Big Mike says:
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                    @Grey: I’m with you on that. Her, and Arenado.

  110. Ray says:
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    Badly need pitching. Nova for Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. LightBlack says:
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    Correa for Bergman/Bell. Im nuts right. OBP 10 teamer. Say no to selling low right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa side

  112. ryanoger says:
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    With Nate Jones hitting the DL I need to add a holds dude, who’s the add out of this bunch?

    Knebel, Rivero, Rosenthal, or H Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

  113. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    that is weird on degrommit. but if he’s hurt why do more of the worst pitch to get injured to? probably tired of dealing with mess doctors (or lack thereof). “just get me out of my misery here boys.”

    yeah i guess espn changed some default thing on my account or did some update, i found the team but it didn’t pop up where it usually did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s totally bizarre

  114. Matt says:
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    Couple of questions.

    Is Glover out of the closer role? I mean, should I just drop him?

    Second question, with Gary Sanchez returning from the DL, I need to make room for him. This is a one catcher league, I”ve been using Hedges. I could drop him, or I have these other options: Benoit, Healy, Inciarte, Hosmer, Rendon, Graveman. Which one would you drop?

    Thanks and keep up the great work

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Matt: glover should be back very soon, and when last seen was eating up save chances from kelley.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Matt: last i remember dusty used glover twice in back to back days for saves. the first time one could’ve argued kelley was tired, not the 2nd time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Glover… Drop Hedges

  115. Fogimon says:
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    Who do you see the regression fairies coming 1st for;

    Triggs or Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Triggs

  116. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    and on hamels, assuming we are
    1. in dynasties (or are in fantrax with infinite DL spots)
    2. have DL room
    we should be happy that hamels finally went out, dude hasn’t been right all year (like you’ve mentioned)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  117. Fogimon says:
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    My middle infidels are killing me, my greatest areas of need right now are BA, HR, and RBI. I am running away with steals (see what I did there);

    C – Grandal
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Shaw
    SS – MILLER
    MI – ODOR
    CI – Moreland
    OF – Braun
    OF – Pollock
    OF – Yelich
    OF – Kemp
    OF – Kepler
    U – Morales
    Bench – Choo DL – Dahl

    Best available on waivers – Harrison, Peralta, Reynolds, Schebler, Hicks, Pillar, Alonso, Marwin, Altherr, Toles, Domingo, Cozart, LoMo, Wong

    Would you make the move for any of those waiver fodders, or ride out the storm? Assume I have no spots to drop from pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta over Kepler, going to Coors

  118. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. Streamed Taillon last night instead of Morton, but dropped Morton for a Marwin batty call. Evenish Steven, I guess.

    2. Our boy Rougie is struggling, no doubt. But his hard hit % is up and he’s been increasing his line drives and decreasing his terrible pop up rate recently. Small reasons for optimism.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah 2. Yeah, not crazy concerned yet

  119. maximumxpower says:
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    So, should I drop Danny Duffy for Samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  120. Harry says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Moustakas available in 12 tm ESPN H2H. Limited transactions for year. Would you drop any of these for him for ROS? or hold. Would be 3B/Util spot.
    Bregman, Cain, Mazara, Bellinger (tempted to keep Bellinger stashed though…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  121. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    And Story benched again in favor of Alexi Amarista. If any one needs me I’ll be alternating crying and cursing in the corner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s not good

  122. Johnny2Seam says:
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    Give Scherzer; Get Blackmon/Pollock and Salazar/Duffy

    My OF: Duvall, Grichuk, Dickerson, Zobrist, Springer & Haniger
    My P: Scherzer, Iglesias, Jaime Garcia, Sabathia, Kershaw, Wheeler, Giles, Robertson, Finnegan, Skaggs & Capps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Johnny2Seam says:
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        @Grey: Which combo is the best..Blackmon & Salazar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, thought you meant all of them

          • Johnny2Seam says:
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            @Grey: Nope, it’s a 2 for one deal- either Pollock or Blackmon & Salazar or Duffy for Scherzer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Blackmon/Salazar is fair

  123. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Story sitting again today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very bad sign

    • Simply Fred

      Simply Fred says:
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      @Simply Fred: Ignore (posted 1 min prior above… :-) )

  124. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the write up. The Snell blurb was spot on. He’s a frustrating pitcher to own. I had both him AND Glasnow up until last week. That was a pepto pitching staff if I’ve ever seen one.

    1.Which FA would you pick up for Broxton?
    J.Pederson-really tempting as its a keeper league
    K.Pillar
    A.Hicks
    C.Gomez
    M.Kepler
    H.Perez
    B.Drury
    R.Grichuk

    2.Time to drop Brach for a streamer? or should I hold onto him until I see Britton get the job done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. pillar — 2. Yeah

  125. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    sweet crap, they actually are benching story, but for amar (F’ING) ista!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: worst part is they waited so damn long i can’t move hernan to 2B treat urner to SS, i guess i’ll know better in the future. maybe story comes off BN and does something good.

  126. Matt says:
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    Drop Schebler, Kepler, Fowler for JBJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  127. henncoop says:
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    In a 12 team 5X5 deep dynasty league with several players on the DL & only 3 DL slots. My growing injured list are Dahl, JD, Haniger, Glover, Hill & now Thor. I was champion last year & competitive this year (4th) despite all the injuries thanks to the deep 30 player rosters & another 5 NAs.
    I know Glover should be back soon & Dahl, Thor & JD need to be held. That leave Hill who may be going to the bullpen I heard?
    Time to just drop Hill???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Glover before Hill

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Drp Glover & even Hill for the likes of: Santiago, Effin, Wood, Morton, Karns, Cashner, Pivetta, or JC Ramirez??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glover for Wood, these are streamers

  128. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    One would like to think that the Story benching 2x in a row has got to be a “let him breathe” thing not a “not starting anymore” thing right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • William Hung says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: One can only hope – first time in a long time since I’ve had an early round pick bomb out like this.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: well our best bet is that adames/amarista are straight up terrible. so no fear with being blocked or job stolen.

  129. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    My “Finding Story” (finding dory logo) team name has gone from “awww” to “ahhh!!!” and sadly apropos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  130. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, Odor HR! (please god let this be the beginning of something)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODOR!

  131. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Do we need to form a prayer octagon for Trevor Story? I remember reading an article last month about how he might get sent down to work on his bat, and back to back benchings might be a sign that things might be headed that way if he doesn’t turn it around REAL soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, this is not good

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Fantasy Baseball Gods do not want Story to be a thing. Do you revise your month timeline on Story?

        In other news, I have Rizzo and the guy I am playing against has Votto – needless to say, things are not going well for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Story unless he was sent down

  132. dicky says:
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    got offered kluber and carrasco for Donaldson bedrosian, 12 team

    have c. Perez 1. hosmer 2. Dee 2. DoZier ss. Correa 3. lamb

    of cespedes, Brantley, Duvall, ozuna, Buxton

    Duffy pax carmart as “aces” with happ triggs Amir Anderson Santiago on back end

    Chap, bedrosian robertson

    klubes usually starts slow but if it’s a serious injury, no bueno – thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  133. fredtbn1gs says:
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    I think most of these choices are close to a get-lucky wash, but I’m curious of your opinion:

    1. Pick one for a bench bat (12 team yahoo roto) (need SB/AVG/RBI)–
    Alonso, Altherr, Buxton, Hicks, Holliday, Kepler, Margot, Motter, Peraza

    2. Would you drop any of these pitchers…
    (Paxton, Duffy, Lackey, Shoemaker, Wood, Shark, Folty, Diaz, Rivero, Bush, Benoit, Givens, Bearclaw)

    To pick up any of these pitchers (Need W/WHIP/QS/SV+H):
    (Cahill, Cain, Cobb, Cotton, Knebel, Nate Jones, Robles, Erasmo)

    Thanks

  134. RTP123 says:
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    Pick two please:

    Avisail Garcia, Piscotty, Margot, Marwin, Schebler, Deshizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Delino

  135. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Herrmann in the OF today. That would be cool if that became a thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  136. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Do you think Archie Bradley will carry over his good pitching as a reliever when they eventually make him a starter? Hard to believe AZ is running out Shipley and Goldley when they have this pitcher that is doing really good on their team already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful

  137. The JoGarza says:
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    If you could tell the SON to lose its Musgrove boner and stop fooling me, that’d be great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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        @Grey: musgrove boner. awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  138. Luke says:
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    Drop Moustakas for Marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  139. dustyfingers says:
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    Could you rank Mazara, Bellinger (assuming he stays), Gallo, or JBJ ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ, Mazara, Bellinger

  140. Packers says:
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    Grey, in a 12 team weekly roto with ops added, I need SB the most. Broxton is out there. My 5 outfielders are Judge, Conforto, Beni., Grichuk and Margot. Would you play Keon over one them, Grichuk or Margot most likely.
    2. Same team we play 2 at each position,F. Galvis over Cozart? Correa is my other SS.
    Thanks.

    • Packers says:
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      @Packers: The Dentist is out there too, so I could add plenty of speed. I could gain 6 SGP pretty quick.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Then grab Delino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Grichuk 2. Yes

      • Packers says:
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        @Grey: To be clear, take Delinio over Broxton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Packers says:
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            @Grey: Ok, Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  141. Cram It says:
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    Can someone humor me and tell what SON said Kennedy’s start was today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $8

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I don’t understand this dump he’s taking right now. I couldn’t add him fast enough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, no rhyme or reason sometimes

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: And F Lackey, I’m done with him. Could you just be a 3.50/1.25 guy you sonofabitch?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, this one was especially frustrating

  142. William Hung says:
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    Derek Holland… I thought he was done. I might take a flier on him for his next start

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: He blows. You’ll pick him up just in time for the Regression Fairy Apocalypse.

  143. joeg414 says:
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    HARPER HURT
    kennedy hurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy

  144. ashtray says:
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    Harper’s hurt. How long should I wait before burning my house down?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @ashtray: I think the standard amount of time is a week. Your call really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ha

  145. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    harper/kennedy/buxton all in same 10 or less minutes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  146. joeg414 says:
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    Harper:
    Might be a hip injury, I guess its better than oblique

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  147. Jack says:
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    Harrison or Marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  148. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    15 team 5×5 roto with OBP instead of avg

    Q1) Carlos Santana. Is he a buy low opportunity with a slow start, or was last year an outlier?

    Q2) If a buy low, is Piscotty a fair offer, too much or too little?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Buy low 2. Sounds fair

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Excellent, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. muskysmell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Offered Machado + Darvish for my Kris Bryant.

    No brainer I should accept, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  150. lwomack58 says:
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    Belt over either Bell or Gurriel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All toss ups

  151. Gregory Chiarello says:
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    ROS 12 team 5×5 OBP , QS league

    Stanton/ J.Turner/Duffy
    Or
    Rendon/K. Davis/Paxton??

    Mmmmmm Jeopardy chicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Rendon side

  152. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Harper was groin tightness and “precautionary”, sounds like NBD. He probably just realized game of thrones was returning in less than 3 months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  153. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am concerned about Mark Reynolds. Is he going to lose PT now with Desmond back in the lineup? If so, is it time to cut bait, or try and trade him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can cut him

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok. Never thought I would hear that one.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Gary Sanchez gets activated tomorrow. Who should I drop?

        Jeff Bandy
        Marwin Gonzalez
        Kole Calhoun

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jett

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Ok thanks Grey

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Is Bellinger being sent down tomorrow by the Dodgers, or is he staying up? If he does get sent down it will open a roster spot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No word yet

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                with what he has done since he was called up he should stick

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed

  154. Robert says:
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    Who gets the call first, Moncada or Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: You think he’s up before June?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  155. Big league choo says:
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    Arizona is running a lot, goldy has 8sbs and pollock 11…do you think Terry Lovullo keeps running at same clip? Should I be looking to sell pollock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why he’d suddenly stop running

  156. The Great Knoche says:
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    Off the grid most of day and can’t find anything on Story. Benched 2 days in a row or hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benched to get head right

  157. William Hung says:
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    my team is just mocking me now – 0-6 and counting for Rizzo. I’m just hoping this game ends so he doesn’t end up 0-7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  158. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Goldy vs votto and cueto fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Drop Rajai for Harrison? Weekly keeper league with little depth in the infield (and dealing with slow starters Miller, Story, Healy) + lots of reinforcements / similar guys in the outfield.

    Infield has no backups. OF I’m fielding Blackmon, Desmond, Souza, Ellsbury, Deshizz . . . with Rajai and Broxton on the bench . . . and Dahl and JD Mart on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  160. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Marwin Gonzalez or Brandon Moss?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: In an AL only, which means it’s a shallow league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  161. Josh says:
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    Usually carry no bench in my 10 tm h2h, could drop
    Margot
    Bud Norris (my closers are not great)
    if i drop Norris then im carrying a bench bat which could help so i can bench cold bats like Polanco!! rather not though

    Drop one or both for a bat(s) below, speed somewhat important but best overall is my goal.

    bregman
    suarez

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh: Also have Bellinger not sure his future,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot for Bregman

  162. MW says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Shout out from one of the 5 gal readers. Awesome write up as usual.

    Would you drop Margot for Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey girl! I’d hold Margot for now

  163. lwomack58 says:
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    Kipnis and Peraza on waviers. Which would you prefer. I like the steals from Peraza-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  164. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Which two out of these four: Calhoun, Carlos Gomez, Kepler and Reddick? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, Kepler

  165. FrankGrimes says:
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    Kluber now Harper
    I have both on many teams!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Harper’s injury isn’t said to be serious

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  166. Joe says:
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    Grey,

    My great team is shorting the bed!! In a point League (-1 for Ks) would you trade:

    Donaldson (Have Justin Turner and Moose Cock)
    Nelson Cruz ( Have Braun and Justin Upton)
    Carter Capps
    Julio Urias

    FOR

    Thames
    Archer
    Kinsler (currently starting Dee Gordon)
    Eugenio Suarez
    Gattis (currently starting Pina)
    Schwarber
    Cam Bedrosian (currently have Bud Norris)

    Looks like I’m getting a lot…but hard to give two power houses…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. Scott says:
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    Start Kuhl dude vs Mil tomorrow? NL only.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: same question, 14 team mixed hth, counts hr against pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. Brett says:
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    grrrr finally cut Broxton for Buxton yesterday . . . Buxton gets injured and Broxton goes off. Should I be rushing to get Broxton back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  169. Lubey says:
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    Yo Greyster

    Would you drop Bradley Junior for Conforto??

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  170. lwomack58 says:
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    Zobrist sitting on wire for over a week. A good pickup for bench help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. john says:
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    So, I was offered a kumquat for kumquat trade and I’m trying to figure out why/if I should take it.

    12 team h2h keeper league w/obp instead of avg. My team is a bit heavy on power, high on Ks, middle of road obp/steals.

    Was offered his Miguel Sano for my Maikel Franco.

    Thoughts? Guy just selling what he thinks is really high on Sano? Any reason to take it?

  172. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Through Thursday, my team is still at 0 HRs… capped off tonight by Rizzo’s 0-6

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @William Hung: get more teams, less time to worry about one badly functioning one.

  173. Dave Stewart says:
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    Grey, what combo would you rather have for the rest of the season, points league, no keeper considerations:
    Thames and Brantley or Desmond and Polanco?

  174. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Who do u love more… Corbin or Graveman

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