*counting puffs of smoke out of a chimney* “One…two…Mama mia! It’s two puffs-a smoke-a!” An Italian boy rides his bike through The Vatican, swerving around bishops, priests and nuns. Finally, the Italian boy skids to a stop, tosses his bike down and runs into a chapel. Inside, he runs up to the altar, where a priest wears a DraftKings cap. “Father, they held the Cardinals to two hits?” “Holy See……….t!” There’s about 40 top twenty starters. Does that mean there’s 40 top 20 starters? Not exactly. There’s 40 starters who could sneak into the top 20 starter conversation. Then there’s about 20 starters who could sneak into the top 10 starter conversation. Then there’s about ten starters who could be a top five starter. Finally, there’s about five starters who could be the top starter. Aaron Nola is in that last group. Yesterday, Aaron Nola went 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.19, solidifying himself as a 10+ K/9, 1-something BB/9 ace. Holy See……….t, indeed. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

John Gant – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.21. He allowed five walks, and five hits, while recording five Ks in five innings. Lucky Johnny Five didn’t short circuit.

Huascar Ynoa – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.94. Hey, man with a machete, would you mind watching my cafe au lait while I went to the bathroom in this Afghani cave?…*three hours later*…Whoa,I must’ve fell asleep for a few hours…Hey, it’s drafty in here, could someone close my chest cavity–AHHH!!! Roofie!!!

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Left with pain in his lower abdominal. Well, I appreciate them not calling it an oblique. *sobs wildly for 45 minutes, then calms suddenly* Think we need a prayer hexagon.

Bryse Wilson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, as he was called up. Still a bit rough and ready with his command that could lead to a roofie — by the by, Braves and roofies in agreement to work together for the entire season? — But I’d grab Wilson in deeper than 14-team mixed leagues, just in case he’s finally putting it together. That something: 9+ K/9, 2-something BB/9.

Guillermo Heredia – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and two homers (1, 2). A 30-year-old who has 1147 plate appearances with a line of 19/7/.238, and whose top home run output in the minors in a season was two homers. Last night seems repeatable (if you highlight the text and have Siri read it back to you).

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. Also, in this game, Travis d’Arnaud (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer and Ehire Adrianza (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer. These guys weren’t homering for themselves, as much as they were homering to remind you Tildaddy was hurt and Albies essentially hasn’t started playing yet. Ah, April baseball, you giant nads punch.

Kyle Hendricks – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.92. That puts a nice little bow on my week. Thank you, Satan.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, and his 2nd and 3rd homers. HR to the Izzo, and say it again now.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.47. Okay, it’s time I rolled up my sleeves and dug in on him. *fakes rolling up sleeves, hoping no one notices, someone notices, sighs, rolls up sleeves* His numbers look the same as they always look. Same velocity, same Ks, same walks, same, same, same. He’s just had some great matchups, and Streamonator likes his next too.

Christian Yelich – Hit the IL with back tightness. See the video at the top of the page. Price is likely even lower now, and I’d be more than a little interested if I could swing a deal.

Freddy Peralta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.00. One-time contributor suggested the nickname of FreddyKBB, and so it will be. That boy has alligator blood.

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. The Jelly Donut of Swat usually eats meatballs, but he decided to kreme two, hopefully with a nice burrata. Mmm…savory donuts. The final frontier.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Avisail stays hot like he’s got Prince Fielder’s wife in a sauna.

Colin Moran – 2-fro-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer. He was in Friday’s Buy, and if you don’t pick him up, he will be in next week’s Buy too.

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, in the last week he’s hitting .357. Call him Magnum PI-rate.

Casey Mize – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.38. You’re telling me Tigers starters are not safe, and I’m hearing you loud and clear. Though, still debating if I should start Fulmer…What?

Matthew Boyd – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.03. Boyd finally gave up a home run. Told ya he stinks. I kid. He might not stink. I’d continue to roster, and Streamonator loves his next start.

Cole Irvin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.60. We’re never getting Daulton Jefferies, are we?

Dylan Cease – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86. Dylan not dealin’. That’s a palindrome for sounds, so welcome to the soundrome.

Tanner Houck – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.35, as he returned to the rotation. Houck yeah, I streamed him, and that worked out pretty poorly. I’m a bigger fan of Houck, then maybe is warranted but *rubbing nose, fiending* I need them strikeouts.

Lance Lynn – Hit the IL with a strained trapezius. What the fook was he doing on a tightrope?!

Michael Kopech – 3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69. How’s that for a flex? Starting in Fenway against the team that traded you away for Chris Sale. Would be shocking to see Kopech moved back into the pen after this start, and with Lynn injured. Counterpoint:  Tony La Russa. He could say something like, “We like Kopech best in the bullpen, and do you know 5,000 bulls are injured a year in accidents that occur in china shops?” Of course, Kopech will need to be stretched out across a few starts.

Yermin Mercedes – 1-for-7 and his 4th homer. Pebbles sang it best, “Yermin, can ride in my Mercedes, boy.”

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer in the first half of the 7-inning doubleheader and then sat out the 2nd half. That’s just smart, don’t want anyone getting tired after missing ten games with an injury and Anderson being roughly a week into the season. Ugh, I hate 7-inning doubleheaders so much. We’re going to miss so many at-bats, due to them.

Marcus Stroman – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.89. This game happened in Coors and *drools* why don’t I have Stroman in every league?

Chris Owings – Moved to the 60-day IL and needs surgery on his thumb. Shame, he’s the type of guy Bud Black would’ve gave 700 plate appearances. Good news for Hampson, he gets to play, or at least hear new excuses why he’s not playing.

Aaron Sanchez – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.45. Is it me or are more starters going just-under-5 innings this year? Here’s an absolute bonkers idea, let starters throw five innings!

Jake McGee – Hit the Covid IL, after getting the vax. Shortly, he’ll be bax. In his vaxsence, Tyler Rogers recorded his 1st save (ERA at 0.84).

Alex Wood – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the IL. His slider was like, “Bye for now, maybe I’ll see you again soon, maybe I won’t.” Pretty impressive first start, but Wood seems to be in the Rich Hill camp of guys who won’t stay healthy, but are good while they are. Makes sense you’d find Wood with Dick Mountain.

Starling Marte – Left the game with what appeared to be an oblique injury, and that’s a three-week’er, usually. That really sucks–Wait a second! Jon Berti’s going to get everyday at-bats? Okay, now I’m excited.

Pablo Lopez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.32. What, is Pab-Lo the Marlins’ deGrom? Get my man some run support!

Sonny Gray – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, as he was activated from the IL. This is still a working theory and nothing I’m engraving into a piece of rock, but guys are unable to do real rehab right now, and coming off the IL is even more dangerous than usual.

Stephen Strasburg – Hit the IL with “of course he hit the IL.” It sorta came out of nowhere. Very surprising. Taking his spot in the rotation was Paolo Espino (4 1/3 IP, 2 ER). Glad to see Paolo was able to bounce back from his tragic arc on Lost.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homer. Treat’s on pace for 40/40, and I’m not writing anything off, except my dog’s Spanish lessons.

Tim Locastro – Hit the IL with a dislocated pinkie. Excuse me, an unhoused pinkie. In NL-Only leagues, I’m looking at Nick Heath (3-for-4) for possible playing time. Dbacks just acquired him from Royals and he stole 50 bags in only 84 Double-A games. Yes, fiddy.

Kole Calhoun – 0-for-1 after he was scratched from the leadoff spot, making way for Josh Rojas (2-for-4, 3 runs), who hit a leadoff home run, and it’s all coming up Rojas!

Carson Kelly – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Beginning to think my drafting of Danny Jansen was the wrong free catcher pick.

J.B. BukauskasDiamondbacks called up the former 1st round pick, who could sneak into Diamondbacks’ closer shituation, but Joakim Soria is due back soon. Also, Stefan Crichton (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.05) recorded the first Diamondbacks save since Chris Devenski. Crichton solving the mystery of who will rope fantasy baseballers into heartache as they chase saves. Bukauskas is more likely a K/9 middle reliever. Oddly enough, if you keep picking up and dropping middle relievers for saves, it’s essentially a circle jerk, and another name for that is Bukauskas.

Roberto Perez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Quite possibly could’ve drafted any free catcher besides Danny Jansen.

Jordan Luplow – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert! Also, would’ve been better off drafting Luplow instead of Bellinger in the 2nd round. Haha, kill me.

Shane Bieber – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.45 vs. Wade Miley – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.25. This matchup was billed as “Wade Miley is a solid starter, when his pitching is not actively compared against an actual solid starter.”

Joey Votto – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs. *hand breaks through the soil, feels around* We pull back to see the hand is right on the edge of the Hot Schmotato/Zombino patch.

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Yawn, I took Naquin last week, and it put me to sleep with platoons.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (6 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Y’all crazy starting RoBBie Ray. I watched way more of this game than I wanted, and he has no idea where any pitch is going at any time.

Brady Singer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.77. Pitched so much better than his opponent. Was like night and Ray!

Ty France – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .293. I call a Ty France homer, a freedom fly.

Jake Odorizzi – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 10.57. Hopefully once Spring Training is over, Odorizzi is ready to go.

Trent Grisham – Scratched with quad tightness. Grisham said, “Tightness got the Trentness.”

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.11. Ya know what’s slightly wild, Snell would be the 6th best starter on the Dodgers.

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .313. Lot of my fantasy teams’ offenses are garbage so far, but, I’ve enjoyed having this guy, for what it’s Cronenworth.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.55 vs. Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.19. Hopefully these two teams meet in the 1st round of a one-game playoff, so MLB can see how stupidly unbalanced the rest of the league vs. these two teams. The Yankees out there thinking they’re competing with Gerrit Cole and pray for four days of rain.

Gavin Lux – Hit the IL with a sore wrist. Now he’s pist, for at least two weeks he’s hist, screaming, “Why don’t injuries mist?” That’s my rap for the day; waiting for the call from The Breakfast Club. Sheldon Neuse (0-for-2) was called up. Love to say he’s the new Dodgers’ 2nd baseman, because I don’t have Zach McKinstry on any teams, but it would be a lie, and one thing I, a 6’2″ man, won’t do is lie.

Cody Bellinger – Out with a hairlines fracture of his calf. Up until it was announced about the hairline fracture, he had a day-to-day injury. So, for about two weeks it was Schröbellinger’s calf. Strike everything I said in the preseason about Chris Taylor (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer) not being able to get playing time.

Kyle GarlickTwins had an outbreak, and they might not play games for a few days. It started when Andrelton tested positive for Covid, and now Garlick. In related news, vampires test negative for Covid.

John Means – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.52 vs. Kyle Gibson – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.53. Love Means as much as I hate Gibson. He’s just waiting for you to pick him up. Kyle Gibson: Passive Aggressive Starter. By the way, the Rangers will be traveling to Anaheim, and will be in the locker room where the Twins’ outbreak happened. Everyone figured the Rangers aren’t a team that makes contact anyway.

Dane Dunning – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at….Guess. I liked Dunning a lot coming into this season, told you to draft him, and every since you did, you’ve been asking if you should drop him. So, what’s his ERA? No, it’s gee-dee 0.60! What is wrong with you people? Why are you dropping him?

Tyler Glasnow – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 0.73. Okay, not trying to be Negatory Nancy from Notucket, but four walks in five innings is old Glasnow peeking through.

Joey Wendle – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .176. He has 48 homers as a Yankee. That’s in four years! The year before the trade, he hit 59 homers for the Marlins. I want the Marlins to spend money, but when they do shizz like that, it’s hard to justify it. Though, where’s Baby Devers, who the Marlins got?

Gary Sanchez – Out for a few days with a middle finger injury. His middle finger was injured, it wasn’t Yankees fans injuring him with their middle fingers.

Jay Bruce – Retiring. He’s getting me a little sentimental. Jay Bruce was the first call-up I covered for Razzball in 2008. Here’s what I said back then, “Ian Stewart didn’t get the call, so I dropped him for Bruce. No harm, no foul. If you have the spot, it makes sense to take a flier as they say in the biz (which biz that is, I’m not sure).” And that’s me quoting me! Hahahahaha…Ian Stewart! Yeah, no harm, no foul dropping him 2008 Grey. Also, 13 years later, I still have no idea what biz this is. Happy trails, Jay Bruce, I hope you enjoy retirement for two years, then return as a color commentator for the Reds until you say something truly awful on a hot mic.

 
  1. prognation says:
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    Worked a trade. Getting Yelich for Tatis Jr. Hope it works out. Thanks for all the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  2. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Happy Monday from across the pond. Loving this season so far, fantasy team has more injuries than in any two week period ever.

    Yankees are 5 and 10, and yet somehow look worse than that. Thank God for 162.

    Baseball love it, no matter the outcome, which seems to be one, for the for the K happy Bronx Bombers?!?

    Prayer hexagon for the star studded injury list. May the teams with the least red crosses next to their players names win it all.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Yea, Yanks are real hard to watch right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I have so many injuries too, what a mess

      • William Hung says:
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        At least Kyle Lewis is supposed to come back today or tomorrow at the latest, while Yordan is supposed to be back tomorrow! Most likely that means 1 or 2 guys I have will hop on to the IL then…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s true

        • JDB says:
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          Where did you hear the Yordan update? Last I heard, he and the other Stros weren’t going to be back until Thursday at the earliest. I benched him in a weekly league because of that news so if he comes back tomorrow I’m gonna be pissed….

  3. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    My offense is much more than garbage hahaha
    Hold on riley, nate lowe and mullins? I will drop for sure Jansen, so I need 1/2 (3?4? everyone instead of my actual lineup?) bats from waiver.
    Here’s my FA. Who would you pick up?
    Luplow
    Naquin (just dropped)
    Wendle
    Duvall
    Happ
    And….yes, Votto

    Thanks for all from italy and sorry for my not perfect english!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Wendle, Lowe, Mullins — ha, No problem!

  4. Michael says:
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    Which side? Tim Anderson/B. Buxton or T. Story/Yordan Alvarez

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      I really like the Story/Yordan side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Gas

  5. Matt says:
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    Drop one:

    Schwarber, Nate Lowe, Kike Hernandez, Dansby, Lourdes Gurriel, JD Davis

    Thoughts on Dansby? Losing patience!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez

      • 183414 says:
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        You mean Cora’s favorite leadoff hitter who plays every day, while Bogaerts rests ?

  6. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!

    Supremely superb report or super subpar on Earth-2.

    a. Heath was also caught stealing, so there’s that.

    b. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 19, 2021

    Carmen: ‘I don’t think you want to marry me.’

    Groucho: ‘How can you say that? We’ve been engaged for almost ten years.’

    c. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 19, 2021

    ‘Everybody want to stand up and take a break, ’cause I know I’d like to.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Yeah, saw on Heath

      B. Haha, nice

  7. Dr Easy says:
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    A Mini-Mini-Donkey mention! As far as sentimentality goes, I even had Jay Bruce on one RCL team early this season. OK, so that’s not nostalgia, that’s dementia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  8. Vash says:
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    Luplow is simply a platoon guy…..?

    Any how, h2h with obp keeper league DJ Stewart or Will Callhoun? Would Luplow be better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes….Calhoun…I’d try Luplow

  9. Vash says:
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    Sheldon Neuse….anything of value since he’s up with the Dodgers?

    Deep league, pull the plug on Rojas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Rojas

  10. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up! A few questions for this 10 team, h2h, mixed, standard 5×5 league. We only get 4 pickups a week so it’s pretty limited, and I try to conserve 1-2 pickups towards the end of the week.

    SP: Flaherty, Ryu, Plesac, Paddack, Peralta, Ynoa, Kim
    RP: Montero, Hicks, Trivino, Valdez
    BN: Soria (no room on IL)
    IL: Merryweather, Romano, Fried, Lamet

    1) The following SP are on the waiver wire:
    -Mize, Kopech, Dunning
    I’m holding the blue jays closer situation on the IL as they can be pretty valuable when they return. Lamet should hopefully be back this week and I can swap Soria and Lamet on IL. I was thinking of adding 1-2 of these SP this week as potential long term holds. Do you make any moves ?

    2) thoughts on Soria and Hicks? Do you think Soria is even worth holding for potential saves? Do you think hicks will be closer this year ?

    3) how do you rank Baddoo, Clint Frazier, Santander and Duvall ROS? I’m more concerned with long term value over what they’re doing now. Is it close?

    Thank you again, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Dunning and Kopech over Kim and Ynoa

      2. Sure, I’m holding

      3. Santander, Akil

  11. Tyler says:
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    Drop Luzardo for Dunning? Redraft, 5×5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Phil says:
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        So do you think Luzardo is really toast? In a 14 team roto keeper league, is he still worth dropping?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold in a keeper

  12. jnienow says:
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    Hello Monday and hello Grey! Saturday night in Miami vs SF game. The winning pitcher was Garcia and the losing pitcher was Garcia. Kinda like Elvis vs Elvis last season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  13. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Sean Murphy was dropped, should I pick him up and drop Yadier Molina?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • 183414 says:
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        Isn’t Molina hitting .500 with 5 h.r.’s.
        Seriously, how can Molina be available in any fantasy baseball league ?

  14. LOLmets says:
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    pick up josh harrison to replace alec bohm or nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  15. LenFuego says:
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    Pick a start:

    Mike Minor @DET
    Tarik Skubal vPIT
    Jake Odorizzi vLAA

    • LenFuego says:
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      BTW, this is for 12 team 5×5 roto, where my team is top of the standings (and deservedly so, if I do say so myself). A W would be nice but also want to protect the ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skubal

      • LenFuego says:
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        Thanks. That’s how I was leaning so nice to get the confirmation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey there, looking for some pre-11am lineup lock help from the easy coast Razzballers!

    1. Is the consensus that Dolis is now only closer for about a week before Romano is back?

    2. Would you guys swap Kennedy + Dolis for Gimenez + Matz? I’ll still have 2 closers in Diaz and Holland.

    3. I also have the option of trading Diaz for Laureano. (My closers would be Kennedy Holland Dolis). Ride the Laureano 7 SB train or hold out for more later in the season if I’m going to trade Diaz?

    Thanks all!

    • donslaughtonslaught says:
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      Not sure about consensus, but Dolis came in in the closer spot (can’t remember if it was a save situation or not, maybe too 9 tied) after Merryweather’s injury and before Romano’s. Seems like Romano may be the fireman.

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        Top 9 tied that is

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          Really helpful info, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes
      2. Nope
      3. Works for me

  17. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need an OF in a points league. Could you please pick the top 2?

    Yaz, A.Dickerson, Winker, Brantley, Arozarena, W.Myers, Laureano, K.Lewis, Gurriel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randy, Laureano, Lewis

  18. Tbone says:
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    Dynasty 5×5 Roto

    Stanton/Strasburg for Alcantara/Jared Walsh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  19. Big Ticket says:
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    Thanks Grey!! Can’t believe I’m asking this, but do you want Mahle or Corbin ROS? TIA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

  20. Lt says:
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    Grey! Thanks first off my staff is sick (heh heh) cause of your calls with Pablo, Means, Gausman, Peralta and Ryu.

    I have Tatis but ended up with plenty of other SS and moving him is fine. Is moving him for Yelich an overpay? I was going to offer my injured Mondesi and Snell for Yelich but I’m asking you first. I thought you might prefer holding Mondesi instead of Tatis, what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! — I’d take Mondesi/Snell

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pretty close tho

  21. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning FML!

    Which 3b move would be best?

    1 Move Mondesi for Chapman
    2 Move Trevor Rogers for McNeil
    3 Grab JD Davis off the wire (Marte likely to hit IL)
    4 ride out India for now

    15 team keep 11 obp slg, 36 moves left

    C Narcaez
    1 Olson
    2 Albies
    3 India
    Ss Tatis
    Lf Tapia
    Cf SMarte
    Rf Merrifield
    Ut Mercedes
    Bn Albies MCKinstry
    IR Mondesi
    SP Burhler Maeda Hendricks Gausman Eovaldi Rogers Dunning Ynoa
    RP Iglesias Valdez Bukakas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2

    • 183414 says:
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      Why would you move Trevor Rogers ? Have you watched him pitch ? A strong disagree. He’s looked better than most of your staff.

  22. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Which side of this blockbuster would you prefer (5×5 Mixer)?

    Bohm, Kyle Tucker, Lux, Morton, Carrasco
    or
    LeMahieu, Lourdes, Snell, EdRod, Thor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ

  23. stevie says:
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    Would you pick up Travis Shaw and cut bait with Austin Riley or kiner falefa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  24. Chucky says:
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    Looking to get ahead of the curve and do what the Padres don’t have the stones to do. Deep six Tatis and send him for surgery, therefore ending his 2021. Unless of course they plan on using Tatis as a 2021 version of pinch runner extraordinaire Herb Washington. I’d think CJ Abrams could do at least as much. Guess that makes too much sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think they go Kim

  25. Bluejaysfan says:
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    Would you drop Alex Cobb or Kyle Gibson to pick up Kyle Hendricks or Casey Mize?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb for Hendricks

  26. CJ says:
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    I can’t keep two catchers on my team. But the two are Grandal and Contreras. It’s a 10 team league and no takers for a trade. Who do I stick with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  27. eballs says:
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    Pick two (points league)

    Urshela
    Franmil
    Nate Lowe
    Moran
    Naquin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil, Moran

  28. Saint says:
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    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

    Please rank Votto, Moran, Bell ROS

    Please rank Winker, Schwarber, Renfroe ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell, Moran

      Schwarber, Renfroe

      • Saint says:
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        Thank you Sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. McKinzie says:
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    yarbrough still a top 200 player or just streamer now?

    need to add Lowrie or Harrison for MI help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He seemed fine vs. Yanks

      Lowrie

  30. Brett says:
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    Is Hiura worth trading for? Would you trade Lowrie for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Lowrie

  31. Crime Dog says:
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    What’re your thoughts on Yung Joc Pederson? Think he turns it around at some point? He wasn’t great last year and hasn’t been great this year. He was dropped in a 14 team league that uses OPS instead of average, so if he can get back to his 2019 ways he’s actually super valuable in this format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d pick him up

  32. uncle wighty says:
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    Wendle or Moran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  33. omar says:
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    OPS League. Which side?

    A: Gallen / Kelenic
    B: Julio Urias / Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  34. uncle wighty says:
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    Drop Bard for Trivino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  35. mnmark says:
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    Hey Grey

    Good stuff as usual
    Yahoo 6×6
    Would you rate three
    McNeil
    Moran
    Arraez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

    • 183414 says:
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      Not if McNeil hits in the bottom 1/3 of the lineup.

      • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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        Just blanket bombing Grey’s advice. Is 183414 the number of the anti-FML beast?

  36. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    great posts today – i assume its the combined release of all your piss & vinegar from the weekend…
    questions
    1 Drop Soriano or Soto for Dunning or Jake Junis?
    2 Drop Mountcastle or Tapia for any of: Kepler, Santander, Happ or Schwarber?
    3 Thanks.

    5×5 10 team
    C Contreras
    1B Abreu
    2B Lowrie
    SS Swanson
    3B Machado
    MI Edman
    CI Moncada
    OF Soto, Castellanos, Laureano, Gurriel, Tapia
    UTIL: Alvarez
    Bench: GTorres, Mountcastle, Kelenic
    IL: Mondesi
    SP: Maeda, Berrios, Gausman, Mahle, Lamet (IL)
    RP: Montero, Barnes, Soto, Valdez, Kennedy, Clase, Romano (IL)

    • Murph says:
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      Sorry – I meant Montero in question 1, not Soriano.
      And you can add Canning to the list of pitchers on the WW

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, Dunning, Junis

        2. Schwarber, Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      1. Alfonso Soriano?

  37. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    would you feel confident starting any of these pitchers in a points league this week?

    E.Rodriguez TOR; SEA
    Taillion ATL; @ CLE
    T.Walker @CHC; WASH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod

  38. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 team h2h league.

    Start:
    [email protected]?

    THANKYOU!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  39. Operation Gentle Deer says:
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    When Seattle’s Lewis gets activated from the DL…should I drop Vaughn, Cron or Avisail Garcia? 14 team league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vaughn

  40. Michael says:
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    Trade Emmanuel Clase for Kelenic and Ryan McMahon? Leading league in SV but offense is terrible so far, with Bellinger and Kyle Lewis on IL (Tim Anderson recently returned) and Dylan Moore (among others) stinking up the joint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  41. Thundergunn says:
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    A. Luplow or Bryan Reynolds, short term and ROS?

    B. Would you trade kelenic for yelich? Also, try to say kelenic yelich 5 times fast

    C. Freedom fly, HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds
      B. Sure, haha
      C. Hehe

  42. Hamporter says:
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    I’m currently holding Daulton Jefferies in a bench spot in a weekly lineup H2H 16 team mixed points league. I thought Cole Irvin would have imploded by now. With Nick Margev….. having dead arm for the Mariners (but expected to make start) would you grab Logan Gilbert and dump Jefferies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • 183414 says:
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      Mgr. said Gilbert won’t be throwing many innings until the 2nd half of the year.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

  43. stevie says:
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    It is time to pick up Travis Shaw and cut bait with Austin Riley, or with Kiner Falefa?

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      Does Kiner-F have C eligibility in your league? Either way I would think drop Riley; Shaw will help you more in the categories that Riley should be helping you. Riley is hitting 7th most days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  44. Will says:
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    Hi Grey!

    NL-ONLY 5×5 roto- I’m in rebuild mode

    Who do you prefer long-term? Jazz Chisholm or Nick Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz

  45. rhodyballer says:
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    Vaughn, Riley or Tapia?

    Odorizzi or Dunning over JoMo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

      Dunning

  46. Tu-Flock says:
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    Have Jeff McNeil in a h2h league and he’s killing me. Drop for Moran or Eduardo Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m holding out hope that McNeil starts getting better luck with BABIP… he also had some hard hit liners over the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like McNeil but he’s not this bad

          • William Hung says:
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            Yeah he’s boring, I’m hoping he’ll be a decent fill in until Dylan Moore gets going… hopefully… I also dropped Eduardo Escobar early last week for him, so I’m rooting extra hard for McNeil

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I hear ya

              • William Hung says:
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                Testing the waters here – would you rather have Jurickson Profar than McNeil and Dylan Moore? My format is standard 5 cats + OPS, Ks, and ABs… which is why I liked McNeil – ideally he’d be good in everything except SBs in my format and I got him for free.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Over Moore

  47. Jeffe says:
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    Thanks for write up! My Monday morning routine with coffee and Razzball is back. Needing some OF help. Acuna might miss some games and Cavan is just… bad right now. Options are Chris Taylor, Nick Solack, Eaton, Naquin, or Baddoo. Always appreciate your insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Taylor, Solak

  48. Smell The Glove says:
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    Need roster help.

    10 team keeper league (2 keepers and 1 rookie)

    Have 3 IL slots

    Have been keeping Eloy Jimenez in one of them in case want to use him end of season and 1 of my keeper slots for next year.

    Now getting bombarded with IL roster hits and need the IL slot (have Teoscar, Strasburg, Lux, Merryweather and soon Marte).

    Other keepers I have are Betts (obviously one of my 2 keepers) and then possibly Nola, Arenado, Seager, Marte).

    So, drop Eloy and use IL slot for real needs and go with one of other 2022 keeper options or stick with him the other injuries are short term?

    Could still possibly get Eloy back again later if no one else stores him in one of their IL slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Eloy

  49. Ban the Shift says:
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    In what order for a 5×5 roto?

    Josh Bell
    Moran
    France
    Wendle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell, Moran

  50. Otis Nixon's Eyes says:
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    Goodly morning,
    In a league with locked rosters, start these guys this week?

    K. Lewis
    N. Cruz (or any Twins -> COVID)

    And:
    k huira or n. solak for the week? huira still cold, and solak seems to be hot the last few.

    r / hr / rbi / sb / obp

    much appreciation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis
      Solak

      • Otis Nixon's Eyes says:
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        Thanks, Grey.
        Made it! I think refreshing to see if my question would be answered before lineups lock at 11:10, was the most excitement i’ve felt since the pre-covid era, when – if i remember correctly – pterodactyls still hunted us from above.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  51. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Morning Grey. 10 Team 5×5 Category Keeper league.

    Tried to make a trade for Kelenic, (my Plesac for Kelenic) but got denied. Looking for a “poor man’s” Kelenic. Picked up K. Schwarber off WW (also available are A. Duvall, C. Moran, A.Kiriloff and A. Garcia) Good move or do you recommend one of these guys? (no specific needs just stat based)

    Also, are you starting Eovaldi today?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber sounds fine

      Yes on Eovaldi

  52. Mike says:
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    What’s your take on Lux? I grabbed him in the 14th to be Altuve’s successor in a keep forever league hoping this would be the year. He’s gotten the playing time, but hasn’t really gotten the stats. What do you see as his ceiling on a year to year basis? How soon do you see him reaching it? Does he have the skill set to crack the top 5 2B? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      27/10/.290 — Could reach it by next year

      • Mike says:
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        That sounds like a guy worth waiting on. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. Chud says:
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    Useless C question…..ROS?

    Sanchez or Ramos?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  54. speill says:
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    5 x 5 with saves/holds I was offered Maeda and Mountcastle for my Trivino, Melancan and Adam Frazier. My other starters are Darvish, Woodruff, Rondon and Means. There are holds and saves out there on waivers so looks like a good offer. your Thoughts? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda side

  55. pizza5788 says:
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    I have both Acuna and Marte , if both go on IL who would you pick up? Players available
    Chris Taylor
    Adam Duvall
    Andrew McCutchen
    Nick Solack
    Bryan Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, McCutchen

  56. omar says:
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    10 team weekly H2H 6X5 (standard + OPS). Who has higher value considering they could both be owned through 2022?

    Buxton or Luis Robert?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robert

  57. G says:
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    Too soon to drop Hicks for one of Avisail Garcia or Bryan Reynolds? If so, which do these guys would you like for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who? Aaron Hicks, not too soon

  58. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    East coast problems with an early start and some key injuries last night. Weekly H2H league. Which 2 should I start:

    Acuna
    Grisham
    Luis Robert
    Verdugo

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis Robert
      Verdugo

  59. TJ says:
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    All pretty nasty right now, but who would you rather have, Soler, Santander, or Dylan Moore?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santander

  60. HomerHWBush says:
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    Guys, I’m sorry. I started shopping Acuña on Friday to see what sort of overpay he would inspire… and look what I did. I’m so, so sorry.

    Assuming the deals are still on the table, would you move him for any of the following (in a keeper league where I also have Soto):

    A) Gerrit Cole + Bryce Harper
    B) Vlad Jr. + Darvish
    C) Luis Robert + Dylan Bundy + Eddie Rosario + Josh Hader

    Godspeed Ron speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you!

      I wouldn’t move Acuna in a keeper

  61. leon says:
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    arenado and luzardo for andres gimenez and blake snell was offered? 16 man dynasty.. thinking about reoffering just arenado for the same 2. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  62. Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay... Prettay Good says:
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    Grey,

    Our league started right around 2008, and I remember Jay Bruce’s callup. Getting old sucks.

    At this point, do you sell low on Hiura? It is clear I should have listened to you and not kept him, but at this point do I just hold and hope or unload him for whatever I can get… say Andres Gimenez or Yaz. I already got turned down Hiura for Solak.

    Hoping to do something to turn around a horrendous start.

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      Yep! I am too lazy to look it up, but I feel like I grabbed both Bruce and Max Scherzer when they were called up that year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

      Hiura’s a mess, but selling low leads to me…how low?

      • Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay... Prettay Good says:
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        Exactly! Emotionally I just want to cut him, but logically the upside of him turning it around vs. what someone would give me in return isn’t quite adding up. And there is nothing on waivers for 2B, so I guess I just grind it out to the bitter end…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  63. OaktownSteve says:
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    How about Cronenworth striking out Mookie? Frickin best thing that happened all week. Always love it when position players pitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, there is something great about it…like an elephant on roller skates

  64. Donslaughtonslaught says:
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    Feel like it has been a long time since I remember someone suffering from a “sports hernia,” but that would be awful if that is what happened to Acuna. Also Bellinger managing a hairline fracture of a muscle is pretty impressive (kidding kidding, I know you meant on of his leg bones, I am not a doctor, thanks for all you do Grey).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I am doctor of not being a doctor!

  65. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Injuries have forced me to go deep into my SP roster. Which one do you think is a better play:
    Manaea vs Twins
    Ray vs TB
    Matz vs TB

    SON likes Ray most for some reason but he seems to be on the brink of disaster each game. Matz is lowest but has been the better pitcher so far.
    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

  66. Who gets the nod this week? Choices are Ynoa vs Az – Dunning @ CWS – Matz @ TB – thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ynoa

      • Ahhh glad I went that way.

  67. Matty says:
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    I’ve gotten myself into what seems to be a relatively common situation if you follow your pitching rankings closely enough, which is I have too many good pitchers and need to cut one loose:
    QS/ SV+H 12 team H2H;
    With Sonny Gray back from the IL I’ll (almost stutter) need to drop someone to activate him for his next start.
    My current staff is Luzardo, Eovaldi, Lopez, Stroman, Means, Dunning, Ryu, and Canning.
    So Canning is the drop, right? Or Luzardo?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo

  68. I am the Walrus says:
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    Spot start today – Duffy vs TB, Ross vs Stl or Fleming at KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None — Fleming

  69. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, trust Nola in Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  70. Lightning Bats says:
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    Happy Monday, Grey!

    Who would you sit out of:

    Kikuchi @BOS
    Cobb @HOU
    Dunning @CHW
    Brubaker @DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

      • Lightning Bats says:
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        Oh my, what a way to start out my H2H matchup this week with Giolito belly-flopping. Wonder if it’s the early start messing with him. In a 12+ pitch battle with Dalbec, what the… resulting in a walk, ugh…

        Back to the fantasy Qs, hmm, I thought you would have said Kikuchi @BOS would be the start to sit? Whose the second of those 4 you’d consider sitting? Will give me something to mull over!

        As for Vaughn, have you seen enough to cut bait in a 14-teamer? I’m thinking to hold through this week to see if there are any signs of life.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, can lose him if better options are out there

  71. Funscombe says:
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    Great write up, thanks Grey!

    I have Kyle Lewis coming off the DL probably this week (CF). Unfortunately I also have CF/RF overload.

    League has RF, CF, LF, OF, and one Utility slot.

    Thinking generally I go:

    LF: Gurriel
    CF: Trout
    RF: Edman
    OF: Lewis
    Util: Robert
    Bench: Kepler
    Bench: Swanson (he’s in my Util slot now)

    Look about right?

    Would be nice to have Lewis get LF eligibility, when I drafted him I thought he would have it. Derp. If he gets it I could BVP Gurriel/Kepler/Swanson in the Utility slot until I can broker a trade.

    I may have answered my own question here but all in all, thanks again for the weekend summary!

    • Funscombe says:
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      Oh yeah! Drop Bassit or Arietta for Duffy? Maybe wait and see how Duffy does today/Arietta does Tuesday?

      I mean the Royals > Cubs right now, I love a chance at one of those “double yous” if yous know what I mean.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jake for Danny sounds fine, if you want

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right, think you did

      • Funscombe says:
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        Much obliged :) I decided to wait, we’ll see how they each do before I consider a swap.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. John Lettiere says:
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    Bell vs Sano OPS 10 team ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  73. BAC says:
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    11 team 5×5 OBP. Team getting killed with Bellinger, T. Anderson and now Lance Lynn.

    – Saw the note about Tigers starters and completely agree but Fulmer is ($11.2, PIT). Would you start him there as a streamer?

    – Are you holding Ynoa or is he a streamer? ($7.7, ARZ). Other options are Joe Ross, Jacob Junis, Taylor Widener who I think are all streamers.

    – Drop Hiura, Vaughn or Shaw for Luplow, Duvall, or Heath (I’m behind on steals).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Fulmer

      Losing Ynoa in tough matchups, but that is not a tough matchup

      Vaughn for Heath

  74. Hendu's Gap says:
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    Ty France or Ke’Bryan Hayes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hayes

  75. hungryjacks says:
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    Hittertron says stick with Cron for his 5 in Coors. Shaw is my other CI option. Cron or Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  76. Ban the Shift says:
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    5×5 standard redraft roto.

    Jazz available.

    Jazz or Josh Bell ROS for cross category counting stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

      • Ban the Shift says:
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        Moran, Jazz or E. Escobar? Need to fill one more open spot due to injuries.

        • Ban the Shift says:
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          Add Lourdes to that list above. He was dropped today.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lourdes over Jazz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jazz

          • Ban the Shift says:
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            Jazz over Lourdes too? I know you really like Lourdes.

            Thanks Grey.

            • Ban the Shift says:
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              Looks like posts are getting crossed. I see Lourdes over Jazz. Thx.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lourdes

  77. rhodyballer says:
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    Lux
    Or Riley ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  78. H says:
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    McKinstry, Walsh, Mancini. Points league, need 2, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh, Mancini

  79. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. The offer is Judge and Edman for Albies and Kyle Lewis. Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  80. Bobby says:
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    Carson Kelly or James McCann?

    I have McCann but feeling like Carson is up to something good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

      • Bobby says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

  81. toolshed says:
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    While riley scored 2 runs yesterday amd was on base 4 times (2 hbp), he still doesn’t have an xbh. What the hell? Slg is .213 and that is an .000 ISO. I got him in a 16 team league starting 3b and as a reserve 3b/of in a 12 teamer. I still can’t believe it. 1 rbi in that lineup. Sorry for venting, but man this is brutal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, been brutal

  82. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: no news yet, but gotta bench Acuña in weekly leagues right? Taking my spot in the prayer hex…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  83. uncle wighty says:
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    Drop Mize for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  84. Square Peg says:
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    Drop McKinstry or D. Price for Hiura? Think Hiura gets things going?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  85. Philip says:
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    Grey, I own Trevor Rogers and FreddyKBB in a twenty team keep forever dynasty league. Would you be shopping them? I’m inclined to hold, but recency bias might be clouding my thinking. Other SP: Flaherty, Woodruff, May, Skubal, Gilbert, Jeffries and a couple prospects. I’m rebuilding for another year or so fwiw. Thanks, homey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see shopping them

  86. Otis Nixon's Eyes says:
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    would you be so kind as to rank, ROS:

    josh rojas
    nick solak
    keston hiura

    my team is light on speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura, Solak

  87. toolshed says:
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    I am right there with you about having garbage offense right now. It is early but I will be going down with the ship with most of the guys I own if they don’t pick it up. My draft and preference for hitters was heavily weighted on your rankings. LOL. I still believe in the players, but it has been a rough start out of the gate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My hitting is awful everywhere too

  88. frankgrimes says:
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    Thank you Giolito for getting my Monday off to great start fml

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oofa

    • Alex says:
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      Why are we playing baseball this early?? Only 14 year old travel teams play 11 AM games.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HAHA

      • hot corner says:
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        It is Patriots Day in Boston and they always play early. Usually, it is the Boston Marathon and then an early Red Sox game. It gives Bostonians a reason to drink beer with breakfast instead of the usual lunch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  89. lwomack58 says:
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    Way to start off Happy Monday-

    Giolito 6 runs & counting in the 1st-already my teams ERA is 47.25. Go get’em.

    Best reliever for Saves, ratio’s and K’s-

    Diekman, Matzek, Alvarado, Brogdon, Whitlock, Staumont or Taylor Rogers

    Thanks and have a good day.

    • pinkman says:
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      Rogers

  90. Lucky Dog says:
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    Starting Yu, Lopez & Stroman took some of the edge off of losing Acuna, but yeah, it sucks.

    The killer was his 100 mph head first slide to home when the ball was 150’ from the infield. He could have walked home & casually stepped on the plate. Dude knows his tum tum ain’t right but he’s sliding home like it’s game 7 of the World Series. C’mon Tildaddy – be smart.

    Ah well, at least I don’t have Giolito. Oof — hell of a way to start the week. 1 out, 6 earned & Kike back at the plate as the BoSox have batted around. That’s gonna leave a mark on the 1st place team in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5 earned, 1 unearned! Whee!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        One more earned from Just Dong. And now a walk to Devers and he’s done. Whee!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whee! Holy crap what a start

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            And Devers scores.

            Where was this when I faced Giolito twice during period 1 & he was unhittable?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Coriell says:
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                Great start for Eovaldi tho! Yeah Baby!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup!

  91. bigbear says:
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    Someone dropped Buxton in a 12 teamer… Who’s the drop: Tapia, India? FAAB amount?

    Haha! Rangers burn was classic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India — $27 — thanks!

  92. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Hope you had a good weekend. Drop C Frazier for Solak in 12 tm Keep forever? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  93. wudaben says:
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    How would you rank these second base options for the ROS in a 10 team points league? I’ve got Hampson in there now but after they moved him around in the lineup the other day

    France, Chisholm, Solak, Hampson, Madrigal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz, Hampson

  94. wudaben says:
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    That was supposed to say that I’m a bit worried about Hampson going forward after they had him batting 6th yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha — depends on needs — Need runs and power? France or Solak

  95. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    10 team NL 5×5, ROS WMiley or ADeSclafani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  96. Earl says:
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    This is probably a no brainer for you guys and sorry for perhaps wasting your time but would you give up Jazz Chisholm to get Luis Robert??

    Would there be an real reason to not make trade (Other than you think Robert is not going to do well or something)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Robert

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Robert side.

  97. TJ says:
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    Can you rank Mountcastle, Mancini, and Moran at 1B?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle, Moran

  98. lwomack58 says:
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    Best reliever for Saves, ratio’s and K’s-

    Diekman, Matzek, Alvarado, Brogdon, Whitlock, Staumont or Taylor Rogers

    Thanks and have a good day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

  99. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        Speaking of nice – I experienced a bit of schadenfreude yesterday as my now 0-2 fantasy team was thoroughly whomped by the owner of Acuna. I was one of the sad souls who had the 1st overall pick and went with Soto, followed by Mondesi, and Alvarez, and Tim Anderson, and Kyle Lewis!
        But hey, I’d rather crap the bed the first two weeks rather than the last two.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think there’s 11 of 12 owners in every 12 team league hoping for not so nice things for Acuña

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            They all drinkin that haterade.

            Haters to the Left

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          By the way – you were still incredibly dumb to pass on picking Tildaddy when you had the chance, whether he’s hurt or not.

          No amount of schadenfreude will take that sting away.

          HTH!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  100. OaktownSteve says:
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    Streaming the RCL

    Three streamers in the books with their Razzslam scores for quality of stream reference:

    Montas (28)
    B. Anderson (26)
    Houck (3)

    YTD: 3 streams, 2W, 1.55 ERA, .923 Whip, 7.78 K/9

    Today’s streamer: Danny Duffy. Not a high level of confidence with limited choices on the short slate. Tampa traveling for a Monday game in a good pitchers park. Tampa has 6th highest K% as a team, 22nd in team wOBA. Vegas likes KC -120 so light favorite there.

    Duffy ‘s xERA at 4.68 means the regression fairies are planning a circuit party at his house at some point. Hopefully not today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I streamed Houck, that was great

      Duffy seems like a solid stream, though as mentioned I streamed Houck

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Think all my streaming
        has done better than drafted
        pitchers so there’s that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, stop drafting aces

  101. brett says:
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    Hold / saves league… top 2

    Devin Williams, Yimi Garcia, Tyler Matzek, Emannuel Clase

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clase, Devin

  102. lwomack58 says:
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    One more question. Since losing Locastro I’m in need of some steals.

    Not much on the wire: Which 2 would you choose for steals as well as not killing me in other area’s

    Margot, Madrigal, Heath, Tapia or Senzel

    Thanks for all your advise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia, Margot

  103. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Nate Lowe or Aguilar ROS?

    Also, this Giolito start!! Feels like one of those that leads to an IL…though I can’t help wanting to buy low!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

      Buy low if you can

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Will do! On Lowe, is it close for you. Full context is in the trade above, the guy upped his offer to:

        I give Kennedy, Michael Taylor, Aguilar

        I get Gimenez, Nate Lowe, Matz.

        I know it was a pass earlier, but not sure if the Lowe/Aguilar swap changes things.

        If I move Kennedy my closers would be Diaz Holland Dolis (weekly lineups, so usually play 2 closers unless I don’t have good SP options).

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kinda a whatever trade…I’d take Andres side

  104. ellis says:
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    Chris Taylor or Gimenez ROS

    would you bench Abreu for a little while until he gets going, I can choose NLowe Winker Edman from my bench

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor — no I wouldn’t bench Abreu

      • ellis says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • 183414 says:
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        Not if Tino wakes up and just lets Gimenez lead off every game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  105. Sal says:
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    Lowrie Moran solak France until ketel one gets back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  106. steve stevenson says:
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    So I’ve got a catcher question wrapped up in an Ohtani pitching question — enjoy!

    AL-only with heavy restrictions on roster moves. Jansen is my 2nd C but I have an opportunity to dump him by switching him from U to P and picking up Roberto Perez, stomaching whatever turd Ohtani lays against TEX this week and foregoing his hitting stats, and then shifting him back to U next week and dropping Jansen. Worth it, or just stick with Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  107. Cohen says:
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    Grey, top 2 out 3 please to start?
    Junis home vs Rays
    Skubal home vs Pirates
    Paddack home vs Brewers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Paddack

      • William Hung says:
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        oooof – so you are off the Paddack bandwagon now? Streamer quality instead of hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • William Hung says:
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            Picking Junis v Rays over Paddack v Brew Crew

  108. Turd Wendell says:
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    2008 the year I finally saw a team win a title, here in the city of the brotherly love. Also 2008 is a stark reminder of those fugly Ed Hardy shirts every bro rocked. Anyways you giving Yanoa another start or you thinking he’s a streamer in a 12 tm mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice Turd! Streamer

  109. 183414 says:
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    Give Luzardo a chance with a 2 step this week or go with Burnes @ San Diego ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnes

  110. swaggerjackers says:
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    So still gonna see Kelenic anyday now or are they just waiting for Kyle Lewis to come back and let Kelenoscopy sit in the minors for a while?

    Shallow league problems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s due any day now

      • William Hung says:
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        Heard a conspiracy theory the Mariners are keeping him down not to be so obvious about the manipulation – even though the former team prez admitted it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course they’re manipulating only by how much

  111. Ben W says:
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    What side? 12 team league 5×5.

    Jose Abreu vs Pablo Lopez/Eduardo Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  112. Nicknice678 says:
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    Molina or will smith ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  113. mweltzer says:
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    10 Team ESPN Roto Standard scoring

    I have nightmares of Manfred making baseball 7 innings period to make the game more “exciting”. Golf is boring long and boring too. Why aren’t they making it 15 holes to save time.

    Add Carson Kelly, Drop Mitch Garver?

    Is Jorge Soler droppable? Only 1 UTIL slot and my team is pretty loaded with options on the bench and working the waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

      Sure, Kelly

      Sure if you have better options

  114. mcstarrs says:
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    Grey you make me chuckle at least once every post..

    The John Means post with the lack of Rangers contact got me good.

    BTW just traded Means and Sonny G for Blake Snell! :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  115. eballs says:
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    Are you dropping Dylan Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it

  116. Hawk says:
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    Glad to see Paolo was able to bounce back from his tragic arc on Lost.

    That’s a deep cut right there. Almost as deep as when Locke almost really stabbed Jack in the finale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  117. leon says:
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    cj cron and franchy corddero for dunning 16 man dynasty? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning

  118. Travis Hafner says:
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    Hey, some questions in my 10-12 team 5×5 and 6×6 ops leagues

    1.) In my 10 team 5×5 with daily moves, should I hold any of the following or drop to stream/find hot pickups – Mountcastle, Grichuk, Mullins, Kepler, Winker, Eaton

    2.) In same league, Wilson Ramos or Carson Kelly?

    3.) Kikuchi a hold in 10-12 team leagues with upcoming start @BOS? Figure he may be a bench there, not sure whether 10 days or whatever of holding is worth it?

    4.) Giolito just killed my ratios. Feel like he needs 5 great starts just to offset it. This is another argument against aces early- one bad start like this renders there value either bad or typical for month+. Sure, maybe a bad slump can hurt with hitters but WAY less then a roofie start like this. I almost want to sell all my great pitchers in my leagues for elite bats and stream/ride hot arms like dunning, Pineda, Fulmer types rest of year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold Kepler
      2. Kelly
      3. He’s on waivers in my 12 team league
      4. I know, sucks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        4. Was thinking that too…A hitter has a bad day, he’s goes 0-for-5…A pitcher has a bad day and he’s nowhere near his projections for 2 months

        • Travis Hafner says:
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          I remember Lance Lynn did that last year. Was cy young all year then shit all over himself. There’s just so much volatility.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup!

  119. Big Dog says:
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    Please include me in the Acuna prayer hexagon…

    Trust me I know it is early but I wanted your opinion on Alonso. He has basically picked up right where he left off last year which is swinging out out of his shoes at everything. I am sure it feels worse for me watching him play everyday.

    However, your buddy Jeremy Brewer wrote the following over the weekend and I wanted to get your thoughts…

    “I think Alonso will be a disappointment to many. He is going to bring the power, but little else. Will folks be upset if I say he is nothing more than a corner infield option?”

    And that is me quoting him…but the sad part is that I am beginning to agree with his assessment. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I don’t agree

      • Big Dog says:
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        The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Razzball, LLC nor the Fantasy Baseball Lothario.

        LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  120. bigbear says:
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    Who’s the drop for Dunning: Kikuchi, Ynoa, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ynoa

  121. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As always thanks for everything you do, especially given the volume of questions!

    14 team dynasty league with minors

    I’m a Braves fan so struggling to value Huascar Ynoa…

    Could get Sal Perez (2C league) or Eric Hosmer for him.

    Am i selling high or low on him now in dynasty?

    1) Ynoa or Sal Perez
    2) Ynoa or Hosmer
    3) If not Ynoa, Perez or Hosmer first?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      I’d take Hosmer

      • braves uk says:
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        Appreciated, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. Chet says:
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    BaaDooDoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  123. stevie says:
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    Everyone’s favorite: Catcher #2 question. Bigger upside, Barnhart, Kelly or Narvaez? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  124. Lucky Dog says:
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    Tim Anderson walking to 1st base on ball 3 while Eovaldi is holding up 3 fingers is my favorite thing today. Classic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  125. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I’m embarased to ask some of these questions (multiple leagues).
    — Drop Dylan Moore (!) , Avisail, or Corey Dickeerson when Kyle Moore activated.
    – Drop India or Mullin for Kyle Moore

    Several other leagues with more than adequate leagues w DL exchanges (one has 9 with Possibly 10 with Accuna). I should have joined draft 10-minutes late (since 1sty two rounds are useless).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson…India

      • Russ says:
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        Who is Kyle Moore tho?

  126. Jareth Wilson says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Points League….. Dunning or Canning ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  127. RICE says:
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    Mercedes on to pitch now!?!? Dude is doing it all this year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  128. Lucky Dog says:
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    Never mind – now Mercedes is pitching for the ChiSox and that is my new favorite thing. Blazing 73 mph fastball.

    • RICE says:
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      Fun Fact: His first time playing any defensive position in the field in the Majors… is at pitcher.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Amazing

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        That’s magical.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks good!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        He looks like he drove the beer truck to the stadium.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Elephant on skates good!

        • RICE says:
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          Grey’s slow pitcher theory really going to be put to the test with these 70mph “heaters”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Case in point

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          From now on this will be, “we got a skatin’ elephant.”

  129. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Hey Grey – a fewof questions:

    1. pick 2: Kopech, Dunning, Pearson
    2. Avisail, Reynolds or Nimmo?
    3. catcher question: IKF, Kelly or Ramos?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No on Pearson
      2. Nimmo
      3. Kelly

  130. Fogimon says:
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    Picked up Moran and dropped Riley.

    Hope that doesn’t make me a moron.
    Seems like 3B is the scab I scratch these days.
    Will I be bleeding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possibly, but I like it

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        That sounds like you like him bleeding.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  131. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Moustakas was out with a “non-Covid” illness this weekend. Which is a fancy way of saying the Moose got the ‘Rhea real bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  132. Lucky Dog says:
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    And now Mandieck with a 64 mph K.

    Slow pitch theory holding up pretty well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks better than Giolito

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Ahahahahaha

        • DonnieB says:
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          Greinke threw a 51 mph pitch his last outing.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

  133. rhodyballer says:
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    I’ve won my 12-team 5×5 roto 2 years in a row using the Grey Method but am struggling mightily this year.

    Have an overload of CI/MI/UTIL players and no one will trade with me…

    Currently have KeBryan, Riley, Votto (while he’s hot)

    Solak, B. Lowe

    Santander, K. Lewis, Rosario, Tapia…

    On WW – B. Anderson, Lux, W. Castro, A. Giminez, M. Rojas, Vaughn, Upton and…

    A bunch of Pitchers I’d rather have like Dunning, Canning, Soto, Dolis/Romano, Framber, Devin Williams, Soroka, Manaea, Soria, etc…

    Basically can keep 4 bench players with no IL…

    Any glaring moves you suggest or hold tight?

    Thanks in advance!

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Oh – and I’m supposed to be rolling out 2 Catchers but I only have C. Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley for Dunning, but you should be streaming

  134. JC says:
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    Made two minor trades that helped both teams. Would like your guidance on new team:

    1. areas of concerns, weaknesses
    2. Any swaps off the Waiver Wire

    12 teamer, h2h so patience usually rewarded come playoff time.

    C – Kelly
    CI – Abreu, Freeman, Chapman
    MI- Trea, Albies, J Polanco
    OF- Springer, Robles, Winker, Pham, Kepler
    Util- Yordan
    Bench: Kelenic
    SP – Burnes, Stras, Plesac, Eovaldi, Montas, Heaney
    RP – Neris, C Valdez, Trivino, Devin Williams, Alvarado
    (Holds and saves are separate cats)

    Wire: Dolis, Romano, Holland, Soria, E Rod,
    Beintendi, Margot, DeJong, Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see any moves with waivers…

  135. 183414 says:
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    Thoughts on Javier ? Was somehow on waiver wire in NFBC online championship, though 98% owned. Bid $87 and got him . Hoping it’s a season long add, as I dropped Logan Allen.
    Strong 8 s.p.’s :
    Bauer
    Kershaw
    Ryu
    Bundy
    Gausman
    Bassirr
    Rogers
    Javier

    Hopefully, I can hold onto my $400 left for the rest of the year.

    Closers:
    Iglesias
    Castillo
    Clase
    Hicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice get! Surprised he was there

      • 183414 says:
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        I did a double take, and after spending $300 on Clase, I really didn’t want to make a sizable bid, but if I can get the pitcher I saw last year, for the bulk of the year, I wanted to try and lock that down. Actually i was surprised I got him for $87. I wasn’t planning on throwing him this week, so this was clearly a long term play.

  136. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I’m now realizing that Dylan Moore is useless. Should I drop him for Avisail Garcia (and thus leave Corey Dickenson to drop for another day)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. stevie says:
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    Got offered a trade: urquidy and aroldis chapman for conforto and k. lewis. Both my hitting and pitching are bad so in a vacuum, which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  138. Lucky Dog says:
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    Any idea long long it’ll be before Logan Gilbert is called up?

    Tough holding a bench spot for an NA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any day now or a few months…hearing all kinds of things

    • 183414 says:
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      Mgr. Servais said that he get the bulk of his innings in the 2nd half. Tough to keep anyone on the bench for 2++ months, particularly when you have a limited bench. I was and still am high on him, but 2nd half of the season is too long to wait.

  139. fausto

    fausto says:
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    drop ian happ for adam eaton?

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      or drop travis shaw for eaton?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Okay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  140. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    I swear I’ve already lost 4 or more QS this season from starters being left in the game for too long. Yarbrough in one of his early starts, Kikuchi vs. HOU, Jo Mo vs. Rays this weekend, and Eovaldi today!

    MLB conspiracy theorists, probably: Kevin Cash could see the future and knew Snell would blow Game 6 anyway so he pulled him so the Rays could still trade him for a haul. Boom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

    • 183414 says:
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      Cash new squat. He blew the World Series. Sometimes these so- called geniuses are flat out wrong.
      Maybe he would have , but maybe he wouldn’t have. We do know that Cash’s hook was the wrong one. What did Snell do to get pulled ?

  141. Lucky Dog says:
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    Acuña MRI revealed only a mild abdomen strain. Likely no trip to the IL. DTD.

    Everyone exhale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice for his owners

  142. J-Money says:
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    What up G,

    B Lowe or D Moore ROS? 12 team 6×6 OPS and B Lowe was just dropped to waivers. Is it close? Thanks brotha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

    • 183414 says:
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      Lowe was dropped after 15 games ? Unreal.

      • hot corner says:
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        Seems like a lot people are treating the 2021 season like the 2020 60-game sprint.

  143. Justin Ralph says:
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    Who do you like more in a keeper league? India or Jazz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Do you think he could be a top 150 player next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

        • 183414 says:
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          Maybe top 100.

  144. hungryjacks says:
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    Hemming and Hawing between Tapia and A Dickerson for the week. Dickerson has 7 games and 6 righties so he’ll get ABs. Tapia is in Coors for 5. Hittertron likes A Dick over I’ll Tapya 16 to 11.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Dickerson extra games

  145. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Love that my IL pitchers should be coming off the IL very soon but need help with who to drop to make room for them between pitchers I’ve drafted and good streamers that ended up sticking while my other Pitchers have been out. Good problem to have but a conundrum nonetheless.

    My formula that usually works well for me is to have as many closers as I can (5-6 ideally); 6 is the max number of RPs we can play in a given night. Please tell me who I should drop. If I keep McGee and Soria I’ll be at 6 closers when they’re healthy; however, I know Soria isn’t guaranteed the closer role (so I may have to consider releasing him?).

    Coming back off of IL are (McGee, Lamet, and Soria)

    Active (and current league ranking) are:
    SP: Ryu (115)
    SP: Gallen (316)
    SP: Boyd (104)
    SP: Ross (80) (if he sucks tonight he’s a contender to drop for sure)
    SP: Bassit (788)
    SP: Eovaldi (101 (before today’s W and 10 Ks improves it)
    SP: Means (83)
    SP: S. Gray (564)
    SP: Matz (24)

    RP: Barnes (34)
    RP: Bard (417)
    RP: Neris (206)
    RP: R. Rodriguez (55)

    Please help.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Ross, Soria

  146. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Good stuff Grey…these dailies are a big help…

    A guy in one of my leagues seems to really want Lourdes Gurriel. I can afford to give him up but I don’t like the guy’s offers, so I was thinking about offering Gurriel + T Shaw for Myers + France.

    If everybody meets expectations, I’m swapping HR & RBI for SB & R, and I maybe come out a little bit of a loser…but if France continues to break out and Shaw eventually fades I could win big on this. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lourdes side

  147. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like for this week?

    cronenworth – 3 vs mil, 4 @ lad
    jazz – 2 vs bal, 4 @ sf

    cronenworth has been steady but jazz makes me wanna tap my feet….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      cronenworth

  148. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey, do you trust either of these two-starters this week? How about BOTH??

    Morton @NYY; AZ
    Duffy TB; @DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • William Hung says:
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        Duffy is the lead in the Daily Fantasy article too – gotta roll the dice now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  149. Molitor says:
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    Thoughts on

    Guerril
    Robles
    Sano
    Soler

    For bounce backs for ros/buy lows for roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the price

      • Molitor says:
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        Kelenic for Guerril or Robles?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know who Gurriel is, but I doubt it

  150. The Harrow says:
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    stressbird’s DL wasn’t out of nowhere if you watched his last start vs STL. he had to have his shoulder worked on IN game and his fastballs weren’t fast nor could he locate his other stuff at all. coach outright lied about it night of calling it “mechanical” only. then for those that didn’t follow this as it happened they wouldn’t have known outside of him being awful in that start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, was being sarcastic

      • The Harrow says:
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        ok, that makes sense. him in general (and we still probably should assume too much video games like price with stress’s last year carpel tunnel).

        NL only with QS over wins, drop miley or k.wright for bringing up a.wood out of DL slot? wright does seem to still be in rotation, BUT b.wilson has the upper hand right now for not being left out in the cold when they don’t need a 5th starter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wright

  151. Rabbit says:
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    Where else but in Grey’s Razzball write-ups can you get both a Schroedinger’s Cat reference (Bellinger blurb) and a Bukkake reference (Bukauskas blurb)? Oh, and a Pebbles reference too (not the Flintstone). A tip o’ the cap to you, Sir Grey, for the breadth of your range. I was pretty down on my fantasy baseball prospects this morning, since Bellinger, Mondesi and Tildaddy are the cornerstones of my fantasy team in my money league, but nothing like an oblique (no, the other meaning) reference to an early 20th century quantum physics thought experiment to shake me out of my doldrums.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  152. Paul says:
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    Last week when Domingo German got sent down to the minors I dropped him and added Devi Garcia in hopes he would come up, now I hear German is back in the rotation and pitching a game against Cleveland, do I add German back or just hold Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try German if you need a pitcher, has to be a pretty deep league

  153. Will says:
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    No Kyle Lews in the Seattle lineup just posted. What are they waiting for? Pinch hit appearance to see if he can run?

  154. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just heard that Bregman and Alvarez are going to be activated before their game tomorrow night.

    1) I am thinking about dropping Travis Shaw and Josh Harrison to activate them. Good idea?
    2) When Altuve is eligible to come off the IL whoo shuold I drop between these: Adam Frazier, Jed Lowrie or Zack McKinstry?

    Thanks as always.

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’d drop frazier before either of harrison or shaw. i’d drop shaw or lowrie last.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        grey do ou agree w/ harrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. Frazier

    • 183414 says:
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      We’ll see if Yordan plays the o.f. No d.h.

      • The Harrow says:
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        yeah if HOU is at NL park tomorrow he might not be playing at all, remember this and if possible check lineup before taking off DL slot entirely.

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          good idea harrow. didnt realize that

          • The Harrow says:
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            technically it was the near phone number guy above who remembered this first. i haven’t even checked where HOU is playing tomorrow yet, but obv will before activating yordan where i have him (3-4 spots)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh yeah

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          grey would u drop Longoria or Shaw to activate Bregman? Leaning towards Longo

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Longo

  155. Gregg Jeffries, Future Star says:
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    Drop Hampson for Kelenic?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  156. SteveNZ says:
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    Hey now! Devers too much for Yelich? I have Dozier/Sano/Shaw onm the wire to man 3B…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      Or not enough, even?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Depends on how the Devers owner feels about it.

        Figure Christian Yelich was a first round pick and most weeks, and Deavors was a third/early fourth rounder, The only change / consideration is Yelich’s back injury.

        So if your league-mate is impatient & jumpy, sure maybe he would sell low on Yelich 2 weeks into the season.

        I wouldn’t if I had Yelich, but I think this one is closer in actual value than it is in perceived value just because we’re not that far removed from the draft.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Yeah, will sound him out. But I’m in a little bit of a bind when it comes to making an offer that’s not completely derisory. My first five picks were Story, Bellinger, Devers, Eloy (*sob*) and then Ryu/Lynn.

          Hard to imagine anyone being that jumpy that they’d take anythinhg beyond Devers. Like you I wouldn’t haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

  157. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey would you deal Grisham for Jazz in a keeper?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  158. William Hung says:
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    Just noticed Lourdes Gurriel was dropped in my league. Currently rocking McNeil and Dylan Moore as my 2B – so Gurriel is intriguing to me based on your preseason projections alone. But I haven’t seen any Blue Jays games. If his slow start is more mirage than Moore’s slow start, I’m definitely looking to pick him up then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d pick up Gurriel

      • William Hung says:
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        Dropping Moore is gonna be sad – I always love players you write sleeper posts for

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold him then

  159. Aardvark says:
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    Who would you rather roster in a 10 team QS points league. Cobb, boyd or dunning?

    • The Harrow says:
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      it’s not cobb for about sure. shallow league you can probably obtain dunning after his next horrible start @ WSOX later, so if that’s right boyd first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning

      • Aardvark says:
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        Is it too early to drop Santander?

        • The Harrow says:
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          for what? like all drop questions.

          • Aardvark says:
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            Dunning..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Aardvark says:
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            Roger that. Thanks man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  160. Cohen says:
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    Margot or Franchy while Acuna is out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  161. What's A Drexl? says:
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    20 teamer roto keep 6-9 yearly. XBH and OPS added 7×7.
    C streamer
    1B hosmer
    2B fletcher (SS/3B/OF)
    SS treat
    3B vlad (1B)
    OF (3): box wine (gallo), tapia, renfroe
    util (1): vaughn (1B/OF, was kept going into this year after being drafted pretty early last year, 2 NA slots)
    BN: duvall, broussau (1B/2B/3B/OF)
    DL: k.lewis
    NA: brujan

    drop which of duvall/renfroe/broussau for k.lewis back tomorrow? guessing duvall here, his hot streak seems over for now. broussau doesn’t play every day but backs up a bunch of spots i have no other backup for, if he’s dropped i just end up with 2 BN’d OF’ers all the time again. 2 BN bats here since we’re only 1250 max innings and i already have 6 SP and 6 RP (sims or c.green have SP so one of them in SP slot unless i have 2+ SP that day going).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  162. SteveNZ says:
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    I thought I got done with Brandon Belt hitting home runs against me about 5 years ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Came THIS close to a DeJong batty call. Sigh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  163. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who’s the cut: Duval; Avsal; or Mullins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  164. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who’s the cut: Joc Pederson; Cory Dickerson; Dylan Moore (I know the real answer is “ALL”)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  165. Jimmy Jim says:
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    12 team league- was offered Harper for story.
    I have bregman and Baez. Have yerminator, Justin turned and Jose Ramirez as well. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair

  166. hot corner says:
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    Whoa. Coolwhip and Donkey are top 2 in Razzslam!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Something fishy going on there

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        one of them being crazy overinvolved in otani probably has something to do with it.

  167. prestige says:
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    Can you rank these starts for tomorrow: K’s don’t count in my league.

    Fulmer home vs Pirates
    Gallen @ Reds
    T Anderson @Tigers
    Neidart home vs Orioles
    Corbin home vs Cardinals

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Corbin hahaha
      Ain’t falling for the banana in the tailpipe again.

    • The Harrow says:
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      corbin’s got the big red “wait till he appears to be done with spring training” like odorizzi has on him. if owned just bench for now.

      – i’m saying gallen, fulmer, anderson, corbin, neidert and wouldn’t start the last 2, and would only use anderson in like 16+ leagues (or if roto with large innings caps like say 1600+ max innings), SON doesn’t like it since he’s so damn bad even @ DET can’t give him enough of an uptick.

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      Gallen Fulmer Anderson. No way on Corbin

  168. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    12 team 5×5. duvall obv dropped for bregman tomorrow. some others just got dropped though, mcneil and happ plus i’ll add others in FA already.
    C garver
    1B mostsuckass (2B/3B)
    2B semien (SS)
    SS story
    3B mcmahon (1B/2B)
    OF (3): jd mart, conforto, stanton
    util (2): otani, bregman
    BN leody
    DL: bellinger (classic that the team that invented fake DL stints for pitchers decides to wait a week or more to tell us the DTD leg bruise is actually a fracture)

    options over whoever: happ, mcneil, margot (are his steals enough to drop leody already?), profar (similar to margot), pham (also), tapia (same as last 3). i went after mcmahon when he had that 3 HR game and some other HR’s not in COL when bregman went out.

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      rest of season rater says pham here easily if almost same projected steals as leody is what’s wanted, which with this build probably makes sense.

  169. Dancin Homer says:
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    need to drop 1 player tonight to activate Lewis and then a 2nd player tomorrow to activate Lamet from the IL. Roster listed below, who do I drop 1st/ 2nd?

    12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league:

    c: McCann
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Biggio (DTD)
    3b: J. Ramirez
    ss: Story
    of: Conforto, Hampson, Grisham (DTD)
    utl: Bohm, Sano
    Bn: Gimenez, France, Kike Hernandez
    SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Trevor Rogers, Odorizzi, Corbin, T. Walker
    RP: Diaz, A. Reyes, DickRod
    IL: Lewis, Lamet, Syndergaard

    Also, i know i asked last week, but better RP for Saves ROS: Dolis or DickRod

    Thank you as always!!

  170. Kyle says:
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    OBP League, Hurting for a 2B but have Wong on the IL

    Receive: Profar, Melancon
    Lose: Clase

  171. Thurman says:
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    starting to feel like sixto won’t be back until all star break. ditch him for logan gilbert?

    12 team daily h2h redraft

    • Thurman says:
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      could also grab jefferies…

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