On Saturday, our prayers were answered.  No, not the prayer about winning Powerball.  Or the prayer about sweatpants becoming the new formalwear.  Or the prayer about muttonchops being some magical aphrodisiac.  Or the prayer about your mom forgetting that time you accidentally sexted her.  Or that prayer about being as successful in real life as you are in fantasy.  No, not those.  The prayer about Yu Darvish returning and looking as dominant as ever.  On Saturday, he threw the fastest pitch of his major league career, throwing three pitches for more than 98 MPH.  The line of 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks was solid, but I imagine this will be the start of him reaffirming his place in the top 10 starter conversation.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department sang, “Yu, Yu got what I need…Yu say he just spends Yen…Yu say he just spends Yen…But baby Yuuuuuu,Yu got what I need!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Fun fact!  I like to yell “Mitch Moreland” when Cougs is encroaching on my space in bed.  Oh, and hot schmotato alert!

Prince Fielder – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .197.  Yes, I said to sell him on Friday and now you actually have an opportunity since this bleb hit a homer.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .385 in three days.  Doubt, with Meryl Streep as a nun, that Profar has an everyday job when Odor returns, but he’s fine for the next four games.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  I wouldn’t own him in a 15-team AL West-only league.

Gregory Polanco – Clint Hurdle benched him yesterday against a lefty with a 5+ K/9.  Matchups, I hear ya.  Oh, and Hurdle’s playing the lefty Matt Joyce (0-for-3), who really is a matchups-only play, so, yeah.  Where’s the emoji of a man standing outside Hurdle’s hotel room throwing feces?  Do I have that emoji?

David Freese – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .279.  Oh, now I see it, he’s totally a number three hitter.  Ow, eye roll headache!

Gio Gonzalez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.57.  Juicy Gotcha Krazy!  Gio’s now given up 13 runs in his last 9 2/3 IP.  In related news, Dusty’s learning who this Lucas Giolito kid is.  “You’re saying he’s a rookie?”  “But, listen, Dusty!  He’s not just a rookie.”  “Your lips are moving, but I don’t hear what you’re saying.”

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.69, and his 9th win.  Incredibly, he might be lucky to come in fifth in the Cy Young voting this year.  Unless, of course, they give Murray Chass more than one vote.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 4th homer, hitting .267.  He’s kinda like Martin Prado without the average.  Snap in the “Oh, no he dint” formation.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .336.  This is funny (not funny).  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Ramos is the fifth best catcher.  4th is Welington, but guess who is 6th.  Okay, you’ll never guess, unless you are related to her/him.  That was a hint.  No, not Anibal, he/she is not a catcher.  Chris Hermann!  “Okay, Sajak, I’d like to start the final round with the letters, W, T and F.”

Ruben Tejada – Designated for assignment.  If this is the end of the line for Tejada, and I don’t think it is, but if it is, he’s going to become Einhorn to Chase Utley’s Dan Marino.

Jordan Zimmermann – Threw a bullpen session on Sunday and said his groin felt great.  Whoa, TMI!

Rich Hill – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Has way more Ks than IP too.  So, you’d think he’d be owned in every league, right?  Yeah, you’d think wrong.  He has a mild groin strain, but that’s nothing compared to what his owners have had all year.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save, and as mysteriously as Doolittle lost the closer job to Madson, it seems like it’s now flip-flopped back to Doolittle for the closer role, as Madson entered in the 8th inning yesterday.  I guess Beane rang the A’s dugout in between reps on the squat machine.  For those that never workout, that’s not a euphemism for the toilet.

Danny Valencia – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Since he appears in at least every third question in the comments, he’s hitting .325 with seven homers in about a month of games.  Yes, I like that.

Michael Pineda – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 6.92.  Real question:  Did Pineda friend the Stream-o-Nator in a chatroom and bribe him with a relationship to give Pineda favorable scores?  Is the Stream-o-Nator being Catfished?

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  His xFIP is way below his ERA (3.37), but so is Pineda’s (3.70), so xFIP is only going to take us so xFIPping far.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer as he continues to bat third, hitting .253.  Quite a gent, Starlin, by why do you think Buffalo Bill removes their skins?  *pull back to reveal a lovely muumuu made of skin*

Brad BoxbergerRays said he will be eased back into the closer role.  Usually a Boxberger moves quickly through a system to its final destination.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 2 ER, 2 baserunners (1 Hit), 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.36.  I mentioned this the other day with Smyly, comparing him to Teheran.  How they could be solid, but have no hope for wins.  There should a glossary term for pitchers like that, ones with solid peripherals but no chance for wins.  Please suggest in the comments.  By the way, Rudy added tips for glossary term suggestions at the top of our fantasy baseball glossary.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.12, and this game came in Coors.  Glad I decided to stop saying Bumgarner would break down because he will never break down.  How many pitchers can go into Coors and do well?  Ten maybe?  So, for the Rockies to challenge for the playoffs without clubbing teams to death like they’re baby seals, they need three to four top ten starters.  Just give up on the humidor; it doesn’t matter.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Okay, maybe 12 pitchers.

Denard Span – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  Or three homers for Benard Spevere.

Matt Cain – Hit the Disgraceful List.  I wouldn’t expect him ever to look better again, unless he returns in a DeLorean.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .270.  When did he get moved down to 7th in the order?  That’s ridiculous.  Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds need to be above him?  Well, Clint Hurdle did once manage the Rockies.  Old habits yadda.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 3rd homer in four games.  Someone’s getting a jump on June swoon.

Michael Brantley – No timetable for his return, which is about as bad as news gets for an injured player, especially one returning from a shoulder injury, unless his doctor simply doesn’t know how to work the calendar on his phone, which is unlikely.  If I didn’t have DL room, I could see losing Brantley.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, hitting .230.  We’re still trying Rob Thomas’s buddy as the leadoff hitter, huh?  Mean’s while, Rajai (2-for-3) bats ninth?  This feels like taking OBP a little too literally.  Like someone asks you to hand them the water, and, instead of passing the jug, you pour water into your hand and attempt to hand it to them.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  That’s five homers for every one of his mom’s nipples that we know of.  I’d be surprised if he could get to 14 homers/mother’s nipple, but at this point, it’s within the realm of possibility and I’ll enjoy doing the math.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .275.  His steals the last few years look like this:  31, 30, 22, 12 and 3 so far.  Steals do tend to disappear as a guy gets older, but right now it looks like he’s wearing Sandoval in his pants.

Hyun-soo Kim – 1-for-3 and his 1st career homer.  Unless you count his homers in other countries, but we don’t count those aside from Canada, our upstairs neighbor that wears flannel but is not a lesbian.  Kim is hitting around .400 in the last week and might be a hot schmotato.

Tony Cingrani – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save.  So, I guess he’s the Reds closer.  For the first time I can remember, I didn’t even open another browser tab to see if he was owned in all of my leagues.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer on Saturday.  You looking at the team that picked up Duvall, “Why didn’t I pick him up?  And who am I talking to?  Maybe if I hold a banana like a phone I won’t seem as crazy.”

Ryan Braun – Missed Saturday and Sunday with neck soreness.  Be more appropriate if his name were Ryan Wuss.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Reds.  I was about to say this was an easy matchup, but he has a 2.89 ERA and the matchups don’t matter, Nelson has been worth owning all year.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 18th steal.  I’m in a weird place on three teams.  I’m in first for steals on all three of them.  Since I don’t buy steals-only guys in drafts, it’s not a place I’m usually at.  It’s no coincidence that I own Villar on all three of those teams.

Hernan Perez – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, hitting over .450 in the last week, and has begun to play every day.  Yes, hot schmotato, but I’d bet he’s more of an NL-Only play.

Erick Aybar – Hit the DL with a bruised foot.  Sounds like nothing until you hear Aybar just bought $300 cowboy boots that he can’t wear now.  Where’s the justice?!

Julio Teheran – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 2.77.  See Odorizzi about ten inches above, or 14 inches if talking to a girl.

Giancarlo Stanton – Has now been out since last Tuesday with side soreness.  I wonder if rubbing something that appears to be lotion on his side would help.  I like to think it will.

Derek Dietrich – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .325 and hitting over .350 in the last week, though it would be hard for him to be hitting .325 on the year and be hitting much below that in the last week.  Never the hoo!  He’s been hot.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks vs. the Braves.  Well, for those that streamed him because he had two starts last week, did okay.  Or I guess that’s o-Koehay.  Maybe it’s not that, actually.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and a home run for four straight days, and now 10 homers on the year.  He’s still hitting below .240, and I don’t think that’s gonna dramatically change.  Just so Sano.

Joe Mauer – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .286.  As bad as Mauer is, he’s been about five times better than Prince Fielder.  Though, technically, Kyle Schwarber has been better than Fielder and he played two games this year.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 1 run, and his 9th steal, hitting .338.  Has three homers in the past eight games, and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  You know what I’m sayin’, so go to it.

Glen Perkins – Resumed a throwing program.  He’s still at least a few weeks away, which, as a Kevin Jepsen owner (1 IP, 2 ER yesterday; though really every game), makes my lips straighten horizontal.

Taijuan Walker – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.31.  It was not a fun weekend to go against the Twins.  They crushed Miley and F-Her too.  This was the best weekend for Twins since someone decided to cast Schwarzenegger in a comedy.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Uncle, uncle, you win, Cano.  I’m sorry I ever doubted you.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.71.  With that kind of start vs. the Padres, he didn’t even receive a Padres post-game congratulatory phone call from Velasquez.

Archie Bradley – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks as he was recalled for Sunday’s start, and to likely take Shelby’s rotation spot for a bit.  Still, I wouldn’t add him in any shallower mixed leagues yet.  His control goes sideways in a big way sometimes, and I don’t mean like Ziegler.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.48.  The Regression Fairies have plans to go to Vegas to see Elton John, they want to fit in their Speedo by July and they will destroy your ratios.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.58.  As I’ve been saying, Keuchel is not a 5+ ERA guy, so he will lower his ERA some.  Keuchel is more of a 4-ERA guy, and a guy that sounds like the strengthening of the genitals exercise.  By the by, imagine you were the Dr. Kegel that Kegel exercises were named after.  Talk about something that would come up in every dinner conversation.  I wanna see the Showtime TV show about this guy and his family.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, a pinch-hit, game-winner.  Since he didn’t start the game, hopefully there wasn’t too many sonavabenches.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-6, 1 RBI, hitting .323.  In case you’re reading fast, that’s four hits out of six at-bats, he’s not four-six.  He’s a cop, five-oh.

Carlos Gomez – Will be activated on Tuesday.  He’s been straight butter so far this year, if you had high cholesterol and the doctor held up a stick of butter and said, “This will kill you,” but I could see buying Gomez very low right now that maybe he’s built some confidence in the minor leagues and he could have a better rest of the season.  Better, not butter, Doc.

C.J. Wilson – Suffered a setback and sounds like he’s gonna be out a while.  Here’s what Wilson said to doctors, “What do you mean Head & Shoulders can’t help me?”  Then Wilson stared out the doctor’s window to the pouring rain that appeared to him like falling dandruff.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-6, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .229.  Okay, he didn’t get to .250 by this Monday, but there’s always next Monday.  Gotta have faith-faith-faith.

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Without looking it up due to laziness, I’m 100% positive the only starts Tropeano hasn’t looked good in are the ones where I streamed him.

Huston Street – Expects to return today.  That’s time and half for the state employees who need to open Street on a holiday.

Tim Lincecum – Will debut for the Angels on June 12th.  In related news, June 12th will be the day when Angels fans say, “Why did we sign Lincecum?”

Troy Tulowitzki – Hit the DL with The Curse of Being Tulowitzki.

Marcus Stroman – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.46.  He’s not this bad, but, objectively, subjectively, interruptively, I didn’t love Stroman coming into this year, and nothing’s changed.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .240, as he continues to leadoff.  Yeah, cause it makes much more sense that Devon Travis (1-for-5) is batting fifth.  Has John Gibbons been reading Clint Hurdle’s autobiography, “It’s Not Me, It’s You Who Thinks Me Is Stupid.”

Kyle Hendricks – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Is it just me or when you see Hendricks and Baez in the Cubs lineup are you also like, “Joan Baez is playing for the Cubs?  That’s so groovy.”

John Lackey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  It feels like there’s about five safe starters in the majors (not talking aces), and four of them are on the Cubs.  Is there a twenty-way tie for fifth place?  Cute, Random Italicized Voice.  You like how I styled my hair?  That wasn’t what I meant by cute.  Oh, not Seung Hwan.

Miguel Montero – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Feels like a guy that goes on home run binges, so if I had to guess, I’d say Montero will hit another three homers this week.  Yes, I realize this could cause more catcher questions.

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .351.  I know this isn’t a revolutionary line of thinking, but, when Zobrist is hitting .351, the Cubs are one dangerous team.  For those that found this site by Googling, did the British use a line of dangerous cubs in the Revolutionary War?  They didn’t.  Snopes says so.

Vince Velasquez – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.63.  Until further notice, he is strictly a homeschooler.  His home ERA is 0.74, road ERA is hideous.

Tommy Joseph – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  This comes after he appeared in my Friday Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell.  Linkbait!

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  Since May 10th, he’s lowered his ERA from 4.99, and has close to a K per inning.  His walks are still a little iffy, but he’s been inching towards respectability.  Why does this matter?  Cause Rodon could be a breakout starter, so he’s definitely worth the cyclops.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .288.  He’s on pace for 9 HRs and 15 SBs.  He’s been slightly less valuable than Brandon Guyer, Brandon Drury and Jeremy Hazelbaker.  No foolsies.

David Robertson – 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Kazaam!

Salvador Perez – Will miss 7-10 days after a collision with a Cheslor.  Salvador didn’t see the Cheslor coming around the corner, and dodged to avoid a Land Rover and Aston-Martin.  I don’t own Perez, but let me voice his owners’ frustration, “Oh, just put him on the DL, would ya?”

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .292.  Started the month of May with 2 HRs hitting .230.  Kudos to you if you bought low.  Yes, Kudos the faux-healthy, chocolate granola bar.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Suffered a setback, and now an early-June timetable seems impossible.  Ryu sad.

Julio Urias – Optioned back to the minors after a lackluster Friday start.  Could get the call back at any point.  In other words, Urias better sleep with one eye open.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.56.  He now has 105 Ks on the year, and 5 walks.  If I were drinking right then, I would’ve done a spit take.

Chase Utley – 1-for-5 and two homers (3, 4) on Saturday.  Damn, he should change his name to He Hate Mets.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Do Japanese baseball games only go 7 IP?  Why does Maeda only go five innings every start?  Is there a Japanese game show on early and he likes to catch it live?  Does he not have a DVR?  I got questions, y’all!

James Loney – Traded to the Mets to take over first base.  They’re moving from one scrubstitute to a prospblock.

Noah Syndergaard – 2 1/3 IP, 0 ER.  The game of the week, nationally televised, your sport is trying to win new fans, people spend a lot of money to go to games, they can only afford a game or two a year because it’s so expensive, AND YOU KICK OUT THE MAIN ATTRACTION?!  I’m sorry, umpires need to be suspended, fired or castrated.  Release Ramsay Bolton on the umpires!  No, seriously, this is disgraceful.  Imagine a ref would kick Tom Brady out of the game in the first quarter.  Yeah, like that would happen.  You take an 8-year-old to his first game, and only game of the season because it’s $275 all-told, and you kick out his favorite player.  Way to make new fans, douchebags.  Oh, and happy Memorial Day.

  1. Roger Anderson says:
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    So with Sally down for a week who’s left at C in any league? JT, Yan Gomes, Hermann Munster?

  2. Piranhaman says:
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    Great works, Grey :)
    I picked up Liriano (it’s the first time of my life) as SP3 in pre-season draft, and he’s been my headache ever since. My pitching has been awful this month with King Felix, DAVID ROBERTSON (Ha!) and him. How do you think about Liriano’s ROS? Didn’t change your orginal projection?
    Thanks :)

    • Balls In Play says:
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      @Piranhaman: I’m thinking he should be dropped. His FIP is 5.42, and his WHIP of 1.49 is murdering me. You can probably find those numbers streaming pitchers.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Piranhaman: Hey, man!

      Just my 0.02$ worth. As a former and current Liriano owner, I can feel your frustration.

      Liriano needs to feel the ball for his killer curve to work (search Liriano articles on the site; OakTown Steve wrote some amazing stuff about Liriano’s curve). He is a pitcher that likes dry warm weather (so why did he move to Pitt, right?) Anyway, bench him and wait until June/July/August when we will have hot and dry weather throughout the US and Canada. He’ll pay dividends for sure.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

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      @Piranhaman: Agree with others, not worth owning in shallower leagues at this point

      • Piranhaman says:
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        @Grey: thanks BIP, Ante, and Grey.

  3. Robert says:
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    Trea Turner or Brett Lawrie?
    Liriano or Taillon?

  4. crushbombs says:
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    saunders or valencia ros ops league

    • pondfrogsplah says:
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      @crushbombs: Yeah, I have the same question.

    • Dusty says:
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      @crushbombs: if you have roster flexibility to play R/L, I’d go Saunders vs R matchups. If not, Valencia.

  5. Ben says:
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    I thought Madison just came in the 8th to face the 2,3,4 guys and is still the closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Guess we’ll see

  6. Pat Bateman says:
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    Glossterm for a pitcher w/ great peripherals but can’t find a win: an Acehole

  7. Moustard says:
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    Winlesspherals maybe?

  8. Curt C says:
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    I don’t know a lot about Tommy Joseph, but CBS has him being eligible as a Catcher……Just scooped(or is Schooped) him up Friday…..

  9. goodfold2 says:
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    if anybody’s ever defended yahoo and their stupid b.s. go take a look at swihart’s positional eligibility….

    i had went to check knowing fully well that he should’ve had LF after friday (he did get an off day even though they weren’t playing a lefty, rare krispie start vs righty), and yep, he’s showing -2 for games needed to qualify, meaning yahoo is just doing their yahoo gonna yahoo b.s. here. long live the new flesh!

  10. Greg says:
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    A)If I can’t trade Freeman, would you drop him? His avg. is meh, there are guys sent down to AAA with more rbis, I can’t make a case that he’s helping my team, even though someone will grab him I’m sure. I picked up Matt Adams but haven’t dropped Freddie yet.

    B) Has Segura finally begun his regression? Abysmal lately, and most importantly, not stealing any bases. Re-signed Schoop, but holding Jean for now.

    Gonna hold both for a week and try to trade, but otherwise safe to drop?

    C) Lastly, Stroman looks great sometimes, but when he bombs he bombs hard. Plus manager has slow trigger cuz their offense is so potentially potent. Would you drop him for any of these: Fulmer, Rubby, Wisler, Danny Duffy, Junior Guerra, strailly, gausman. Not sure they are any better options. Or stashing Taillon.

    14 team h2h 5×5 Yahoo.

    Happy Memorial Day…..thanks for your write up. …recounting, a) Freeman, b)Segura, c) Stroman…

    Thank you!

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Greg: I just recently dropped Freeman. Someone dropped him earlier in the year and I had a chance to ride the mini hot streak, but as you mentioned, the low rbis and meh average can be streamed for better results

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: A) Try to hold or trade but if the league is super shallow, maybe B) Sure C) These are streamers

  11. david says:
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    Hey! Every morning I look forward on reading your take on baseball action.
    I’m in a weekly h2h pts 12tm league… Hittertron likes Duvall over JBJ and Lo Cain this week. How would You rank these guys for the week?? Still Duvall #1?

    Thanks!!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @david: Duval is at Coors for 4 games. I’m more bullish on him then the other 2.

      • david says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: Ikr! He’s been killing it lately. Hopefully he’ll do a lot of damage by the time he faces better pitching against the Nats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @david: Thanks! Cain, Duvall

    • Matt says:
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      @david: hopefully oyu went Duvall. He hit 2 HR today and he’s just getting his week in Coors started!

  12. muskysmell says:
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    This’ll be fun…

    I’m currently sitting in first, but a lot of my pitchers have 2-starts this week, many of which are pretty risky. But I’m starting all my 2-starter pitchers and an extra closer to try to make up some serious ground in pitching cats.

    Jake Arrieta vs. LAD, vs. ARI
    K. Gausman vs. BOS, vs. NY
    J. Hammel vs. LAD, vs. ARI
    L. McCullers vs. OAK, @ARI
    E. Rodriguez vs. TOR, @BAL
    Cishek, Gregerson, Dyson

    LOL, please pitching gods smile down on me this week!!!

  13. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    the heir to the apple throne (herrmann) is the epitome (and explanation for) of catcher questions being answered with just “guy performing now, even without healthy at bats” as herrmann plays about 38% or so of the time, less in april. basically this means it’s perfectly reasonable for somebody to NOT have a catcher at all, unless they have a performing one. cain was actually doing well, so i’m guessing he hit the actual DL, unlike say, s.miller or others lately (gray)

    20 teamer with slugging, hits, total bases, BB’s, and OPS added. h2h.
    C perez (LAA)
    1B ortiz
    2B schoop a doop
    SS segura
    3B castellanos
    OF (3) bryant/marte/hanram
    util dannys antana
    BN pedro, t.turner
    DL hundley, cargo 2 (HOU)

    pedro losing playing against even righties, mostly to get the guy they wanted to cut into lineup (couldn’t cut from contract they gave him) kim, i have no plans to just bring up cargo 2 without seeing him actually perform, this being the case hold pedro or drop for any of: t.joseph, valbuena, h.perez.

  14. Ballin says:
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    Safe to drop J Upton or puig at this point? Other outfields include Mike trout, nomar mazara, Ozuna, and garris (waiting for catcher). Currently in first place could add another closer or a catcher (spot currently empty waiting for gattis). This is a six players keeper league could also grab another prospect. Already have Turner, reed and Glasnow

  15. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H OPS QS

    Drop Franco for Valencia?

    Drop Liriano for Dolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: Hold Franco, can lose Liriano

  16. Sean says:
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    Is it time to drop Aledmys? 2B is locked up with Odor when he returns and Trea Turner aa soon as he’s called up. SS is currently Villar with Desmond as backup and starting OF. Also what are your thoughts for ROS rankings between McCann who I own and Gattis who’s on waivers and almost C eligible? thanks Grey and as always a great read. teheran’s line was gold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Sure, can lose Diaz… Own McCann

  17. JakeTPE says:
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    (Do I dare ask another C question… Do I dare ask another C question….. Do I dare ask another….)

    Hi Grey,

    Got a C question for ya!

    Wellington or the other half of the platoon in AZ, Herrmann? Still Wellington, right?

    Watched the Yu start here. Finally we can have nice things! And picked up Jameson per your recommendation on Friday. Hoping he gets the call in the next week or two!

    Thanks and happy Memorial Day!

    -Jake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: You too! Welington, yeah… Hoping Jameson is up soon too, yay Darvish!

  18. Natty Boh says:
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    Nailed the Mitch Moreland blurb, I completely understand .

  19. Joe Cool says:
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    I have way, way too many hitters on my bench hitters for a 12-team h2h 5×5. Need to boost my pitching and I want to add Taillon ASAP, per your suggestion, and maybe a Snell or Sabathia. But who is/are my drops? Who do I drop for Taillon and who, if anyone, do I drop for Snell or Sabathia?

    Belt? He’s had some hits recently…in Coors. And no HRs. All his peripherals are fine, but he’s just not hitting the ball that hard.

    Schoop? He’s a useful Odor sub, but I could try and survive without a 2B for a few days.

    Valencia? He’s regressed this past week.

    Velasquez? I’m short on pitching but he’s, as you say, a platoon pitcher.

    TEAM
    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Schoop, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Herrera, Valencia, Util – Duvall, Bench – Heyward, J-Up, Belt, Odor ||| SP – J-Zim, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Carrasco (DL); RP – Chapman, Rondon, Cishek, Rodney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Cool: You can lose Velasquez and Schoop when Odor returns which isn’t a for a few days, see no reason why you have Belt either

  20. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up, man! Thanks for all the Friday buy columns! Am having a whale of a time in THAT RCL!

    a. For the term…Lack of self-actualization (in wins)- self-actualization being the ability to realize your potential hence lack of self-actualization the inability to realize your potential (in wins, at least) …https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-actualization

    b. My boss comes back from annual leave tomorrow and then next Friday heads out to go to his next mission after two years in Farchana, USA. I’m planning to do a roast for him for his farewell party, he’s never heard of it before.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 30)

    Tripp: ‘Kids’ parents say, they, uh, drove a yellow convertible Mustang. I’ll put out a broadcast. Darius and a convict to be named later.’
    Horatio: ‘Armed (queue the sunglasses) and dangerous, Frank.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Too heady B. Amazing! That’s gonna be awesome C. Ha

  21. Bill says:
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    Shoemaker back?

  22. Jack says:
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    Is Trumbo + Chapman enough to get Lindor + CarGone in a redraft? Or must the Lindor owner be smoking something to accept?

  23. GoJays says:
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    Can you help me pick 6 pitchers to go with this week from this list? I love 2-start pitchers as I’m doing terribly in Wins, but my ratios need some help so I want to be smart this week given some scary match ups.

    Chen (PIT)
    Karns (SD, @TEX)
    Kluber (TEX, KC)
    Salazar (KC)
    Scherzer (@PHI)
    Gausman (BOS, NYY)
    Joe Ross (@PHI)
    Wisler (SF, @LAD)

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Interesting – I get the no Chen, but a little surprised on the no Ross (though I listed to the podcast and know you’re somewhat neutral on him). I wondered if one half of the 2-starts for Gausman or Karns would worry you more given the matchups. OK thanks, I’ll give it a whirl!

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @GoJays: Sit Chen, Karns or Gausman. Karns will get roasted in Arlington and Gausmans difficult matchups are all obvious. Pittburgh is the 4th best hitting team vs. lefties so be careful with Chen too.

  24. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey, I have leonys Martin sitting on my bench right now since my DL spots are taken by Severino and Tyson Ross. I know martins coming back next week. Do you like Duvall or Napoli over Martin? I was using Martin as a utility. Thanks

  25. Balls In Play says:
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    Is Urias still in high school? I’m pretty sure what happened this week in the equivalent of fantasy baseball blue balls. So excited to get him to the majors, he doesn’t do so great, and he quits early. Is he worth stashing, or should he be returned to the waiver pool until he looks like he will stick in the majors. Redraft league w/ 4 keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Balls In Play: You can drop him in most leagues, that sounds like one

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Balls In Play: Of course its always a matter of the leauge and how shallow it is but i say if possible, just stay off of midget pitchers. Their time is over. The best of that ilk is Stroman and even he is a mess. Go for likes of Taillon.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Moscowitz: @Balls In Play: remember though, that guy at the bottom there proclaiming that short pitchers are useless still uses batters vs pitcher data for bench/start decisions, so as much as he thinks he’s “informed” on updated reality, he simply has somehow missed the large beacon of data that shows very clearly that batter vs pitcher doesn’t mean anything, it’s too small a sample. No batter has enough at bats vs same pitcher in a short enough period of time (same couple of seasons or less) to make it worth anything knowing it. And even if a batter had like say 200 at bats vs the same pitcher, this would be over way too many years to claim that the batter and the pitcher are really the same player (identity conditions change over time).

  26. Milarky says:
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    Always awesome stuff Grey! I’ve had Fernando Rodney in my lineup for the last two weeks and I don’t think he’s gotten me one save. This week he’ll probably either get 3, or he’ll explode. Which 3 relievers do you go with out of Osuna, McGee, Ziegler, Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Thanks! Osuna, McGee, Ziegler

  27. Skeezix says:
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    Which two players are the best picks for my DH spot this week? I guess part of this depends on whether more information comes out regarding Dietrich getting dinged in the dugout, but it sounds like he’s out for the early part of the week…

    Dietrich
    Shaw
    Kendrick
    Semien
    Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix: He was dinged? Hadn’t heard…. Kendrick, Shaw

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Yeah, he took a foul ball off the head while in the dugout. X-rays came back negative, but still day to day I think.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            @Grey: it was last update last night.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jesus

  28. ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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    Great column Grey, and happy Memorial Day!

    1- is Puig a good buy low? I have an opportunity to get him from a disgruntled owner but I have no faith in him at all.

    2- lights out loser?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ShawnOfTheLivid: Thanks! 1. I could see it cheap 2. Not bad, will add to the list

  29. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Thanks for the consistently excellent morning recaps! Couple quick ones (ESPN, 5X5, head to head, weekly lock league);
    Who best replaces Odor this week? Profar, Utley or Hill
    Best guess, does Stanton play enough games this week to make him a worthwhile start? Or go in another direction this week – options pretty thin; Billy Hamilton (4 @ Coors this week), Hyung so Kim (hot schmotato?), Brandon Moss, Coco Crisp …

    Thoughts? All razzballers input welcome … thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: No problem…. Profar…I’m starting Stanton

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Awesome; thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Which 2 do I START…

    J Upton @ Chacin
    Castellanos @ Chacin
    Puig @ Hammels

    Thanks!

  31. scott steelers says:
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    Duvall or Valencia?

  32. Glenn Halpern says:
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    Hey Gray,

    who you think is best bet: Rajai Davis, Melvin Upton, Adam Duvall

    for pitching: Chris Tillman, Tanner Roark, Jameson Taillon

    thanks!

  33. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Odorizi is a “Nice Guy” -shows up, plays well, never wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Solid, will add it to the list to Rudy, how was your weekend?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: and aren’t you in the desert?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am, with the blue hairs!

  34. King Daddy Crunch says:
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    A player with good peripherals but no chance for wins should be known as inwincible.

    So, since this is his magic eligibility day, does the AAA fairy grant ascension to Trea Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @King Daddy Crunch: Solid! Will add it to the list…. I don’t think Trea’s up for another week, but maybe

  35. the swinging says:
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    I can’t deal with upton anymore. 10 rbi hitting in the middle of Detroit order through 2 months? See ya. If he bounces back so be it I’m not going down with that ship.

  36. Brett says:
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    Rather Stanton or justin upton going forward?

    • Hitaskid says:
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      @Brett: stanton

  37. Dirty d says:
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    Drop Cishek or Jepsen for Doolittle? Or hold since I have I have Perkins on DL?

  38. Phil Rizutto is Alive!!! says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff as usual. Is it time to give up on Dozier? Cyclopsing Aaron Hill these days. Thanks.

  39. Landisimo3 says:
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    12 team Roto .. Dynasty

    My Braun for his AGon/Taillon/Betances?

    Thanks Grey!

  40. Carlos says:
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    Drop J Smith with H street getting activated today? Or give it a few days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: Give it a day or two

  41. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Good morning Grey. Your Thor comment was spot on. Why not just throw the umpires right out of baseball and do their job with modern technology. Basically that is what is being done with the base umps now. Don’t like a call, review it. As for balls and strikes, let the computer call them, at least then everyone will be pitching to the same strike zone.

    People don’t pay big money to see the umps get them out of here.

  42. Jedimasters says:
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    Great reads Grey. A disgruntled owner dropped CMart in my 10 team points league. Is he worth a pickup over Rodon, J. Ross?

  43. Smell The Glove says:
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    Russell Martin or Wellington Castillo?

  44. Wudaben says:
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    I play in a 12 team H2H points league with transaction limits that prevent streaming. There really arent any free agents who are worthwhile except maybe Guerra. All the potential stud minor league pitchers are already rostered except Giolito so I’m thinking of stashing him. I’d have to give up on one of Corbin, Ventura or Pineda. They are all obviously crap currently but which guy do you think has the greatest chance to turn it around? Corbin seems to have the least upside but is also the safest.

    Also, would you start a 2 start Steven Wright over Matz or Salazaar this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben: No on Wright…. Lose Pineda

  45. Low Energy Jeb! says:
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    Excellent write-up Grey and spot on about the out of control umps. Guess they think most fans would rather watch those fat f#ck’s point and gyrate than watch a potential generational talent perform.

    For speculative saves and ratio help while waiting, would you guys pick up Hector Neris, Will Harris or the returning Fresh Prince of Milwaukee?

  46. Chris says:
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    Currently have brian McCann at catcher but wilson Ramos is available. For rest of season in h2h points league should I swap them out or hold?

  47. John says:
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    Would you start CMart today v Brewers? Benched him last two outings (good judgment to bench, bad judgment to draft late). If I bench him three starts in a row, perhaps he is just droppable in a 12 team league?? McCullers, Fulmer, Tallion are options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Lose for McCullers

  48. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Guerra vs. STL?
    SON has it at a -10.8 but I could use the stats as I don’t have the starts to spare this week. Start or sit?

  49. Chris says:
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    Please rank these closers for H2H points league ROS:
    Cishek
    Boxberger (assuming health)
    Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Dyson, Cishek

  50. John says:
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    Park is challenging my patience. Seems he and Mauer are taking turns being cold then have a nice three game stretch. In a 12 teamer, are you thinking more patience with Park is prudent or dump him for a guy like Moreland or Smoak? Tx

  51. Chet Manly says:
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    Would u start Eickhoff or Velasquez vs Brewers this week? Games are in Philly

  52. PeteRosesRevenge says:
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    YU are the best Grey……….First world problems here i have Palanco, Jd Martinez, Cespedes and Starling Marte…..they all have decent match ups, who would you sit this week;

  53. JohnnySquid says:
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    I agree with what you said about Rodon, but SON Hayes his start this week @ DET.

    I was going to npbench him b/c of it….but your thoughts?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @JohnnySquid: Detroit lineup is miserable against lefties but Rodon is still a work in process. I even think he might not be what people made us believe. I always end up drafting him in hope of a breakout but in one 12 teamer i dropped him 2 weeks ago and he is still sitting there. Either we have to lower the expectations and accept that he is what he is, or he is still not pitching up to his potential.

  54. Ozunaeatbasevall says:
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    No mention of ozuna in the rundown me sad. I can’t figure out what to do with this guy, did I just hit the lotto?

    But for reals, wtf should info with liriano in a 10 team mixed leage. I’ve been trying to deal
    Him but his plethora of 5walks/game makes no one want him (I don’t blame them). Is he a hold.

    Liriano, gausman of taillion ros?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ozunaeatbasevall: Ozuna looks solid, might’ve won the lottery…. Lose Liriano for Gausman

  55. Ozunaeatbasevall says:
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    You would trade ozuna for yu darvish correct? We’re not getting that crazy

  56. Reid says:
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    Happy Memorial Day! Completely agree with your Noah HSO, Hot Sports Opinion. I actually was out to eat with a bunch of friends to watch that game specifically because Noah is a buddy of ours. We were stunned and furious watching the pitch and ejection happen so fast. Ugh!

    Any who, would you drop Herrera for CarGomez? Pretty solid OF of Just Dong, Polanco, and Marte so he’d be my 4th OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: You too! Ridiculous…. I’d hold Odubel

  57. Will says:
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    I wanted to pick up Doolittle. Who should I drop, this is a keeper league?

    Giles, Wood, Carlos Martinez, Taillon, AJ Reed??

    I only have Andrew Miller, Dyson, and Giles as RP. I have been focusing more on K’s than Saves this season

  58. Jimbo says:
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    Winaphobiac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbo: I think we have better

  59. Iloveit says:
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    $30 arenado, $20 Gerrit cole or $10 ozuna, $20 Kyle Seager, $10 taillion, $13 Kyle Hendricks.

    Thanks

  60. Isittime says:
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    Where is the weekly ozuna vs upton stock watch at ROS? Is it close?

  61. Isittime says:
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    Pick one sart for this week out of:

    Gausman vs Boston
    Harvey vs cws
    Liriano vs Angels
    Gausman vs Yankees

    All starts are home for the pitcher

  62. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Russell Martin is starting to tease me again over the last couple weeks. Think he has finally righted the ship? I’m contemplating him or Hermann in my OBP one catcher league.

  63. An Icked Pitch of the Est is a guy with nasty stuff, but no W’s.
    Failsafe – you didn’t get the win, but your other numbers are okay.
    Ray of Noneshine – That little sliver of hope for a win that doesn’t come true when you start a Ray.
    Silver Lining Raybook – You started a Ray, he didn’t get the win, but at least you got some other numbers.

    • [email protected]Sherm: You could also do Ray of Someshine. No win, but at least some good came out of starting a Ray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: I think we have better

  64. Mel

    Littlecf24 says:
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    Who should I drop for Khris Davis…. Grichuk or Park?

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        You holding Park instead of picking up Khris?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  65. William says:
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    Scherzer, Jean segura, puig for ozuna, kluber, taillion

    Scherzer, segura, puig for ozuna, taillion, trea turner

    Happy memorial day

    • William says:
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      @William: oh this is a keeper league so taillion and tuners values are inflated for that reason

  66. Lee says:
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    I like Whoreratio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Ha, I’ll add it to the list

  67. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey

    need to make room for Ed Rod and CarGomez coming out -of-DL tomorrow

    1st i’d drop is !Addison Russell!, the expendable with Ian “D” crushing at SS
    and i have too many batters: (or the other way: not enought arms)
    Team “Cortisone Brothers”
    C CastilLOW
    1B Goldy
    2B Alty
    3B Rendon
    SS Desmond
    OF Springer / Trumbo / KDavis
    Util : Encarnacion / Bautista
    Dugout: Sano / Fowler / Carpenter / Trea Turner (how soon? 2B or SS?)+ ARussell
    DL CARGO-M

    SP: Salazar / Archer / TJWalker / WMChen / R.Hill
    BullPen: KJ /CodyA / H.Rondon / Dyson + Diekman
    DL Heaney / EdRod
    NA Taillon

    maybe i can drop Hector : 3.0IP 1sv 4K 0 Era last 14days !
    with Dyson closing now…
    or Trea, but should be UP anytime soon? hopefully at SS
    one else?
    or playing chess without Castle?

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Turner, Addison

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        ok for Addison
        was hesitating for Trea, cause he can SS to backup Ian
        ELSE
        who would you trade for Villar speed? (as i have Alty, i can get little Big man #2? )
        combo 3 for 1 maybe? Keeper league… so
        oldies ? like E5 – José?
        or smthg like OF + Rondon + Russell? and i free 2 seats
        or i ask for a + SP : the guy has Cueto, Kluby

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re gonna trade Villar for Bautista or Edwin?

  68. William says:
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    Grienke or Verlander ros?

      • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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        @Grey: damn

  69. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Standard 5X5 cat H2H. Mauer or Moreland?

  70. Hitaskid says:
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    Hey gray I’ve hit a skid in my keep forever league..

    I had a minimum dee gordon get popped for peds and have been holding taillion for a call up but the two roster spots are starting to hurt me. Both these guys are our leagues minimum
    Dollar amount ($5).

    Would you trade both gordon/taillion for a struggling Chris Davis ($30)? I’m thinking of asking for both Chris Davis and nelson Cruz for those two, the guy is in last place and has no real “foundation” for keepers outside joc Pederson. Thanks

    • Hitaskid says:
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      @Hitaskid: it’s a roto h2h league (weekly h2h) so I was holding gordon for his return the push me over the edge in steals on a weekly basis but im thinking just punt steals…

  71. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Pitchers who always find themselves in no-win situations: a Kobayashi Maroon.

  72. jon says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need to pick 4 to send away in a dump trade. 12-team 5×5 h2h (but pitching depth is like 16-tm because of deep benches and daily moves. 100 SP owned).

    Getting: Encarnacion, C. Santana, T. Walker, J. Eickhoff

    Candidates to dump: Fielder, Duvall, Shaw, Conley, Duffey, Pineda

    You have Eickhoff above the SPs I’m dumping? And if so, which of my 4 guys are the drops? 2 SP and 2 bats would be ideal, unless you see the value very differently.

    thanks!

    • jon says:
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      @jon: In other words, if Eickoff is a better get I have to drop a 4th from that list. If not, I only need to drop 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Conley, Duffey, Pineda, Fielder

  73. Adebisi says:
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    Just offered Chapman and Jordan Zimmerman for my Matz in a dynasty. Am I an idiot for not wanting to pull the trigger?

  74. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Matz for Stanton who wins?

    You think Stanton will be banged up all season?

    thanks grey, happy memorial day!

  75. ohbilly2134 says:
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    Glossary Term Suggestions:

    Win Chill Factor

    Wintry Dud

    • ohbilly2134 says:
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      @ohbilly2134:

      Wintry Waste

      “….as it was, at this season, a specimen of Wintry Waste…”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, I think we have better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ohbilly2134: Oh, didn’t see Win Chill Factor, like that, will add it

      • ohbilly2134 says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice! Good stuff, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Polanca Sings You're Having My Baby says:
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    10 team h2h mixed league.

    My 3B are:
    Frazier
    Castellanos
    Franco

    My OF are:
    Marte
    Betts
    Polanco
    Mazara

    I also have Rizzo and Abreu at 1B to fill in the CI spot.

    I’m being offered Arenado for Marte and Franco.

    Franco mostly sits on the bench for me. I have Villar, so I can afford to lose Marte’s speed.

    OFs on the waiver wire include Beltran, Trayce, Duvall.

    Do I take the deal?

  77. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Sexy peripherals no wins = Butterface

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  78. PED Inc says:
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    Happy Memorial Day buddy, hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for the write up as always!

    H2H points league who would you use for your fifth starter this week…

    Eduardo Rodriguez vs Tor and @ Bal
    Or
    Salazar vs. KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! Salazar

  79. Scooter G says:
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    Which side do you prefer in 10 team h2h obp?

    Velasquez and C Davis for G Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  80. Hitaskid says:
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    Is there a place we can check to see how many games a player has played at a position? Someone mentioned awhile ago villar might be getting 2 or 3b eligibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ESPN has the data

  81. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    your thoughts on this offer:

    I give:Correa, Maybin and Cueto
    I get: Miggy, Thor, Strasburg

    IS it fair and do I win the deal

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Grey

      He said no to it that fast

  82. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Rest of season in a H2H league, whom do you prefer: Aaron Sanchez or Vince Velasquez?

    Also, do both get shut down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez… Prolly

  83. Wood Good? says:
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    Are we starting Wood @ Chitown today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  84. Rafi says:
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    In AL-only redraft with small bench, drop Joe Smith bc Street coming back (have Robertson and Dyson) or drop Profar and take zeroes at MI slot for the week.

    Was leaning towards dropping smith but second thoughts after news item that street didn’t get up over 85mph in rehab session.

  85. Steve says:
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    Have Rendon, Harper, Revere and about to have Turner playing. Thinking of moving Revere for a SP3, who’d you target? Or just hold and play all 4 based on match ups?

    They’ve got a great team on paper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers?

  86. ERad says:
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    Grey throwing shade with the Syndergaard comment, love it!

    Hope you had a good weekend G, everything’s closed today – except Razzball!

    I hear ya (and own him everywhere) on Villar. The thing is – he’s starting to produce like he’s a littler version of Altuve – which I didn’t know was even possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha

  87. The General says:
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    A player with good peripherals but no chance for wins: a Win-D’oh! Dresser.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! I think it’s in the lead will run it by Rudy

  88. Timmy and Theo sitting in a tree says:
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    Which pair do you like better ROS?
    DeGrom and Liriano
    or
    Kluber and Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • Timmy and Theo sitting in a tree says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!
        And how would you rank Tanaka, Nola, Shark?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola, Shark

          • Timmy and Theo sitting in a tree says:
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            @Grey:

            Really? Tanaka 3rd out of those three? I’m surprised…

            Thanks!

  89. jon says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like E-Rod as a cute above the Conleys, Pinedas, Duffeys of the world? Hasn’t started yet but pouncing early could pay off. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I’d own Ed-Rod

  90. Jon Doe says:
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    Great stuff as always, but my teams are giving me headaches.
    A. Which side: Desmond and Velasquez for owings and price?
    B. Drop any of the following for Duvall: Chris carter, revere, Melky cabrera
    C. Villar or Desmond rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Price…melky… Villar

  91. CoachGonzo says:
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    H2h points league…Been offered Goldy and rosenthal for abreu, w.davis, and familia. ….thoughts on this razzballers? My other closers are vizcaino and doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  92. have been offered Ziegler for my Mazara: current OF/DH & Closers:

    Polanco/Springer/Stanton/A-Gon/Mazara

    Vizcaino/Madson/Doolittle/Gomez/Jepsen

    Was thinking make the trade and pick up AJ Reed to replace Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  93. Dirty it's says:
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    Start manaea vs twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. CP says:
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    Would you take ODB over Maybin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CP: Yes

  95. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey.

    Any thoughts on starting Carrasco this week in a weekly change league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: No idea who’s facing, prolly start him

  96. Mike says:
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    Which side is better and by how much?

    Scherzer-Springer-Andrus

    Nola-Polanco-Starlin Castro

  97. jon says:
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    Santana> Duvall> Shaw ROS – right rank? 5×5 h2h 12-team

  98. Mark says:
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    Hyun Soon Kim is so intriguing. His KBO numbers are very nice plus he’s in the front end of his prime years. He seems to have superior contact skills and a great batters eye. No idea what to make of him. Have you seen him play? He looks very nice. The power has not shown up but I think it’s due to lack of PT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slap hitter, Melky-ish profile

      • Mark says:
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        Does he have the ability to be more. Currently(Even though I see him during his hot streak) I see him as a .300 hitter with close to but under 20 homerun power. He has amazing contact skills and batters eye.

        I think the Melky is a fair comparison. But I think Kim offers a better skill set.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has 12-14 homer power

  99. tbone says:
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    4×4 smoak or adions garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  100. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Thompson @ Cubs (hammel) $-4.0
    Maybin @Angels (chacin) $-5.1

    Leaning Maybin since I’ve already got solid power stats and this would help with steals and average. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  101. Chosen 1 says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Russell Martin or Wellington Castillo ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  102. True and Correct says:
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    Spot on, re:Thor. Just MAYBE the joke of an “umpire” would have thought for a second, and said to himself, just maybe Noah DIDN’T TRY to hit Utley. Godawful umpire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible decision

  103. Booney's Wheelhouse says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Its been awhile since I have commented. Great read as always. I was offered Mike Trout and Kimbrel for Thor and Grichuk. I am assuming you will say pull the trigger, but I wanted you to take a look at my team and tell me if I will be losing key pitching stats by letting go of thor. 12 team/daily/hd 2 hd/6×6 stat categories. 35 total moves per year. Currently in 3rd place

    C: empty (havent had a catcher since week 2, fxxking daniel norris)
    1b: Rizzo
    2nd: schoop (odor suspended)
    SS: segura
    3rd: frazier
    OF: grichuck, ozuna, just dong, pillar
    UTIL: K seager, M Franco
    DL: K marte

    SPs: Thor, Salazar, T Walker, Matz, Nola, Smyly, Gausman, Iwakuma, Glasnow
    RPs: Madsen, Dyson, Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Good to see you! I’d take Trout

  104. Doc says:
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    Franco for Jimmy Nelson fair? Not playing Franco and need SP help, or do I Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want better SP

      • Doc says:
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        How about Franco/Hammel/Rondon for Hamels/Wade Davis/Nelson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franco

  105. True and Correct says:
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    Trout or Cain this week. Roto and Points ? Tough to sit Trout even for 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. Chosen 1 says:
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    14 team H2H redraft. Quality starts instead of wins.

    Bench 1 of these 3 starts.

    Alex Wood @Cubs
    Jon Gray vs CIN in Colorado
    Chris Archer @KC

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  107. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey

    Hope you are having a great memorial day weekend. Who do you like more today: McHugh (@Arizona) or Guerra (vs. STL)? Could also hold but don’t have many good match ups this week. SoN likes McHugh but I’m leaning Guerra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Guerra

      • Here Comes the Pizza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Awesome write up as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. Hitaskid says:
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    Would you say a ros ranking is:

    Verlander>mcullers>gausman>shoemaker

    Or am I way off? Haha. Happy MDW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers, Gausman

  109. Stevie says:
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    Oh Giancarlo, are you playing this week or not? Would you bench him this week for a weekly points league? Options are Sano or Belt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Sano

      • Stevie says:
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        Thanks! How about Stanton vs Belt?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stanton

  110. Jimmy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you take here?

    Spinger/Archer or Trout/Karns

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  111. John says:
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    CMart and Maybin for his Val and Dyson. Different things but from value standpoint should I take Val side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val, yes

  112. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I know you don’t like Mauer but he has homered in 3 straight and has 4 in his last 6 games. Hot is hot don’t matter who’s doing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  113. peacecoast says:
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    hey dude!

    had a very bad week in pitching…

    dropping Rubby for obvious reasons (DL)

    who do you like to pick up?
    Erod, McHugh, Shoemaker, Taillon

    rest of staff is Carrasco, Stroman, Rodon, Raisel, Pomeranz, Velasquez, Chen, Matz, Karns

    so when carrasco and iglesias come off DL I would need to stop 2 guys

    we have no innings limit, weeklyl FAAB and daily lineups so run out 8 or 9 SP usually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  114. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Marte for his Gerrit Cole? Normally wouldn’t consider but my pitching needs help and my hitting is in good shape. 5×5 roto redraft.

    Hitters:
    Welington
    Edwin
    Altuve
    Story
    Maikel
    Marte
    Polanco
    Fowler
    Grichuk
    Prince
    BN: Trea, Lamb, Drury, Semien, Avisail, Baez

    Pitchers:
    JoFer
    Salazar
    McCullers
    Rodon
    Hammel
    Iwakuma
    Conley
    Nicasio
    Berrios
    Glasnow

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  115. Bobbo says:
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    Last question today, I promise!
    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Thinking about sitting on Smith for a few days until it’s obvious what the situation is. Question is would holding onto him be good since street might get injured again? Or drop him for Sabathia. That’s literally the only “decent” option on the wire. Or a stash of snell or urias but that’s it. Not sure what’s the best thing to do. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  116. Jerry says:
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    Grey, do you like Chen, Wood, or Taijuan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  117. Josh Freeman says:
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    OK Grey, Cueto hurt. Or is he?! I don’t know, but I gotta lock my weekly line-up. Stick Ross in there @PHI, Leake @ MIL, or ride with Cueto @ STL?? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Cueto

  118. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Commenters who ask you questions about their lineup but still do the opposite:

    Greyhounds

    Also…Should I drop Stroman for Archie Bradley in a 10-team Win/QS league. Stroman’s been killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold Stroman for now

      • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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        @Grey: thanks! yeah, it was a stretch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Mikey says:
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    ROS
    Degrom or Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

  120. Dirty it's says:
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    Corey Seager vs Hammell or Frazier vs Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  121. Great White North says:
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    You always bust on Rendon right after he tries to impress you. It is like he and JB occupy a similar place in your brain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  122. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side in a 10 team H2H keeper league. My team is well rounded, if anything I could use some SP depth

    Give:
    Piscotty
    Cain
    Cueto

    Get:
    Correa
    Velazquez
    Smyly

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa side, it’s fair

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        Many thanks, Grey. Made the trade. It probably hurts my roster this year a bit, but its hard to pass on Correa long term. Much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. the sportsguy says:
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    10 team AL 5×5…. Rest of season….Saunders or Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  124. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Dynasty league, currently own Glasnow but Taillon is available. Who’s the better player for this year and the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow better for future

  125. primetime says:
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    EROD comes off DL tomorrow I believe. Worth keeping over Gausman or Odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d leave on DL see how he does

  126. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What’s up, again?

    I started Harvey for his 2-start in a 10-team H2H league where someone had dropped him. Have been listening and watching and hopefully the slider Doctor (aka Warthen) will enable him to locate the slider on the outside corner of the plate and NOT let it get elevated over the middle part of the strike zone! Fastball is down a bit, but not alarmingly so. If he could just be able to locate the slider instead of always having to revert to the fastball…Frank Viola!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, hopefully

  127. Great White North says:
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    Last week I picked up Urias and Taillon on waivers, then traded both for Zobrist about an hour before Urias’s start. I feel as though I sold fairly high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • @Great White North: Ha! People get so stupid for rookie pitchers, year after year after year after year after… (No offense to all the people) …and imagine a IMO at the beginning…

  128. Grey or anyone else: This question is a little, um, involved. But I’d appreciate any advice!

    I’ve got waaay too many OF in a roto league with three OF slots and one UTIL spot. I’d usually roster 5 or 6 OF but instead I have 8! The roster is:

    Polanco
    Khris Davis
    Belt
    Grichuck
    Saunders
    Joc Pederson
    Heyward
    Valencia/Sano (they count as one since one needs to play 3B)

    With that many roster spots used up, I’m short at SP and falling behind in innings, Ws, Ks, and short a closer and falling behind in saves.

    The question: Is there one of these guys who I should drop for a streamer slot or an SP like Guerra, Kazmir, Porcello, or Eovaldi, …. or for an RP who might inherit the closer role, like Doolittle, Abad, Will Smith, May, or Strickland?

    Or should I try to trade one or two for a SP or RP? And what level could I shoot for?

    Many thanks, everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk, Saunders and JOc are your droppables…Sure, trade if you can, maybe Carrasco? Walker after his poor game?

      • @Grey: Thanks for the ideas, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, had seen that

  129. MicrowaveArson says:
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    Do you still see Trumbo as a sell? 2 Homer weekend, AVG back up to 293. Obviously some regressions coming from his April pace but he seems like he can stay a good source of power all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think he’ll regress

  130. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Gray,

    Which side of this trade do you like better? JD Martinez / Freeman or Rizzo/ Adam Jones in a h2h points league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  131. Nightpandas says:
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    Braun Cruz Pujols for Goldy Ellsbury?

    No win but good peripherals : Quality Shart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Win-D’oh! Dressing better…. Goldy, it’s fair

  132. Ace of Spades says:
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    Rest of season order of preference…thanks in advance and have a happy Memorial day

    J Nicasio, M Shoemaker, M Pineda, Y Ventura, A Conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Conley

  133. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Harvey just hit 99.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zadow!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Mind you, Quintana has 4Ks through just 2 INN! Gonna be a pitcher’s duel. Btw, loved the garden photo Mrs. Featherbottom!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Thanks! If you aren’t growing food, then you aint a gangster.

  134. MyHerreraBurns says:
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    A. Gonzalez was a sell, would Nola or T Walker be enough for him? Points league. I need some pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Nola

  135. DonnieB says:
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    Lawrie,Semien or Turner as MI for ROS? Is it close enough that one shines over others in a keeper league? Thanks and Happy Memorial Day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, it’s close, they’re not keepers

  136. Great point about Thor…umps need for the spotlight lately is ridiculous!

    The best ones go unnoticed…nobody paid to see the ump…keep your mask on and shutup!

    Hopefully some took advantage of Hendrick’s start and saw my note…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I enjoyed Hendricks’ start in one league, was a star spangled game

  137. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: I believe the term you’re looking for is: Winsectomized = While they can still perform like a stud, the results of their strong perfromances are fruitless. Pitchers getting traded to the Braves receive a Winsectomy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it

  138. TonyDell says:
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    Hey Grey, Carlos Gomez or Upton, Jr. ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  139. Chris says:
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    Hello Gray,

    Couple of questions to see if I can save my team. Currently 10th out of 12 teams. H2H League.

    Trade Sony Gray and Stanton for Velasquez or Steve Wright and McCutchen?

    Trade Justin Upton for Fowler?

    Do both trades? Only one?

    Current Team:
    Salvador Peres, Edwin, Rendon, Castro, Arenado, Stanton, Kemp, Odusbel Herrera, Upton, Mazara.

    Arrieta, Salazar, Quintana, Maeda, Rodon Ventura, Wade Miley, Junio Guerra, Rodney, Cishek, GRay (DL), Severino (DL).

    3 keeper league.

    Thanks for your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler’s a decent gamble… Stanton one is kinda bleh

  140. True and Correct says:
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    This week- Points- JD Martinez v. Cain ? Thanks again. Seems like a flip of the coin. Razz ball hitter projections gove a slight edge to JDM.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  141. John says:
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    Need a reality check! To great Razzball applause, I was able to trade Archer for J Up two weeks ago. Neither has been good but J Up has been downright awful. Now I am being offered Freeman for CMart. Usually I take the struggling bat versus the struggling arm (shoulder) but I am a bit spooked given my last deal. thoughts in a 12 teamer as to which side you would take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman

  142. jaw says:
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    drop one of lawrie, suarez, or semien for dozier? 12 team 5×5 h2h redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  143. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you do this trade:

    I give up: COrrea and Quintana
    I get: Miggy and Thor

    I would still have Machado to play SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

    • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: YA don’t need grey here

      Click accept….before the bath salts wear off

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I offered it and he turned it down

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Grey he offered me this now:

          I give correa and Quintana for Miggy and either Walker or Grienke. I told him if he wants correa he needs to put Thor in deal which he wont do. SO i g uess no deal is happening now.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey

            he just came back with a final offer with him giving up Miggy and I give up COrrea. Yea or nay?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Never mind Grey. I turned it down.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Never mind Grey. I turned it down. Still trying to offer Correa for thor

  144. Jason says:
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    Would you trade Chris Davis and Nola for Darvish and Belt? I also have the option of Kluber instead of yu. Yu like yu over kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

  145. Scott says:
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    Got Boxburger coming off DL, any of these guys worth dropping to activate him or should I just drop Box?

    Taijuan Walker, Luke Gregerson, Jake Odorizzi, Vince Velasquez, Tanner Roark, Carlos Rodon

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      I’m thinking Gregerson

      • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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        @Scott Kimmel:
        Drop box or gregerson.
        equally risky and for some reason houston seems to be masochistic and love rolling out lesser options to close games.
        Closer roulette.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  146. otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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    Shalom @grey

    SO I have no clue what shamen mystical latkah powers I used (other than abusing a Jays fan from my house in Montreal) but I have two offers on the table in a keeper league.
    3 year keeper no $$ involved can keep players for 3 years.

    My Devon Travis/Saunders/Steven “I have a pony” Wright
    For his
    Joey Votto/J-Up(seriously though can both uptowns be hot at once?)/my choice of Russell Martin or Kevin Pillar.

    I know I need to take the deal…Wright? I mean…correct? clearly…..deadpan.

    The question is I have Cervelli as my catcher now and can’t decide if losing the upside of Pillar to cover my Saunders loss (I do want a part of the jays offense) is worth it to grab the sleeping Russell Martin? Wow…just realized how canadian this deal is eh….now be polite and answer please. Please pretty please with Canadian bacon and maple syrup on top!!

    Martin or Pillar?

    • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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      @otisNixonLovesRainesRocks:

      @grey

      Forgot to mention Votto and Upton are both non keeper options as they expire this year…which is slightly irrelevant as the odds of me having kept travis or saunders are about equal to Matt Adams not busting his belt on a swing by the time he is Panda’s age.

      That said…the world needs a buddy cop film starring adams and panda.

      just me making the world a better place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side…. Take Martin

  147. Scott says:
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    Second DL question (different league…this one is a dynasty league)

    Who to drop to activate Gomez? Prince Fielder, Chris Carter, Khris Davis, Elvis Andrus, Junior Guerra or Ryan Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  148. True and Correct says:
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    Sat Harvey on all but 1 of my teams. Guess I was too cautious. Looks like the Dark Knight again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  149. letsgobravos says:
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    Harvey with a great start. On my bench of course, but still good to see signs of life from him.

  150. ohbilly2134 says:
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    Another glossary suggestion off the heels of “Win Chill Factor”:

    HookWINked

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll running it by Rudy, but don’t think it’s better

  151. ohbilly2134 says:
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    Another glossary suggestion off the heels of “Win Chill Factor”:

    HoodWINked

    • ohbilly2134 says:
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      @ohbilly2134:

      **”coming on the heels of..”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

  152. Kal says:
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    12 team dynasty – Odorizzi for Daniel Murphy? Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  153. Jon A says:
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    JUp, Castellanos and Street for Springer?

    Have Dyson and Robertson at closer.. and i’m sure Castellanos comes down to earth soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  154. Donnie says:
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    How would you rank the following

    Kluber
    samardzia
    Nola
    Darvish
    Price
    Wright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price, Kluber, Darvish

  155. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto with LF/CF/RF positions.

    I’ve got Schoop as my sole 2B and Hosmer as one of 3 eligible 1Bs.

    I offered Fielder for Odor, he countered Odor for my Piscotty, who has 1B/LF/RF.

    Piscotty is a bench player with Marte and Polanco as my regular LF and RF respectively.

    Go for it or hold?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  156. Nightmare says:
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    Sup Greylord. Hope u had a good weekend. Great write up today. 12 team H2H points

    Pretty sure it’s a no brainer but my rendon/C-Mart for his cueto/Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cueto side

  157. Donnie says:
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    Sorry for all the posts … Final question…. Samardzia or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  158. Knucks says:
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    Foltyniewvizck

    Hit hard @NYM and @PIT

    But other than, been fairly useable. Anything to see here? In a league that uses QS over W’s (12 teams/redraft). Have an open streamer spot for an arm right now. Either add Abad to spec on saves or Folty to see if he can be useful moving forward. No needs right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: perfect! Thanks coach

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  159. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

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

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Panik
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
    (1) UT: Polanco
    Bench: (Odor)

    Okay Grey so someone dude wants my Posey! He’s said he’s willing to give me Franco for Posey straight up or throw in Salvador Perez since he doesn’t want me to not have a catcher.

    Available pitching in my league looks like this and is ranked by most points; McCann, Castro, Y. Gomes, Herrmann, Salty, Norris, Grandal, Ianetta, R. Martin, d’Arnaud* and Gattis who isn’t Catcher eligibile yet.

    His team looks like this:
    (1) C: Perez
    (1) 1B: C. Davis
    (1) 2B: N. Walker
    (1) SS: Xander
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Jones, Fowler, Piscotty
    (1) UT: Franco

    Should I trade away Posey and what offer is worth countering back with? Who is worth trading for on his team? Should I package Posey and Abreu and go for Davis? Then stream catchers until Gattis becomes eligibile? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks! Do you think I could get a better return on Posey going forward? I’m thinking I should try to trade him once Gattis becomes eligibile?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  160. Knucks says:
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    Oligatory eff Clint Hurdle post, that jagbag

    Need a polanco nickname. Either way, eff you Clint!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  161. lost.. says:
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    Got offered harvey for lindor.. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side, it’s fair

  162. I was offered Pomeranz for Lindor. Would anyone even consider this.. I do have Trea Turner stashed should I look for a more proven Pitcher id I do trade LIndor. What Tier picher would you trade Lindor for Grey

    • Knucks says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: I’d decline and offer turner for pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knucks

  163. Knucks says:
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    Suprised no chatter of the yahoo fail yesterday from anyone.

    The programmers over at yahoo had a few too many pale ales at Saturday’s yahoo picnic. Don’t know if anyone else had any weird waiver issues. Didn’t seem to affect my leagues too much, but I’d imagine if ESPN pulled that it would have affected many RCL leaguers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone did mention it above, but they didn’t say what happened

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: no saturday stats showed up so it was a prob for people planning matchups for h2h and streaming in that situation. The stats issue for Saturday game was resolved around 1ish (maybe earlier).

        For me I had a zero dollar bid on Jose Ramirez Saturday night cause because all of our pools is on over night waivers. Waivers did not run. Around 3pm on Sunday yahoo tweeted out that it’d be a prob to run them now because it would affect too much. So they waited until Monday morning to run waivers. I placed a $1 on Ramirez and got him. But two other people placed zero dollar bids for him. I’m curious to know if they had bids in for him on Saturday night like I did… Anyways, this was just my example. It could have affected every competitive yahoo league that relies on waivers in some way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They didn’t run waivers!? Holy crap, that’s insane

          • Knucks says:
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            @Grey: I should have mentioned these are all EST times. Still ridiculous about waivers though. Was suprised to not hear much of an uproar in the fantasy community

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Guess you’re gonna do something like that, you do it during a holiday weekend

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Knucks: my thing wasn’t about that, but they still don’t have swihart with OF/LF even though if you check it showed him at -2 (is now -3) for games played to get OF/LF, other than that scout thing you guys are on yahoo’s biggest joke there is. last year the first 3 days of hockey season you couldn’t slot NA or IR/IR+ players.

  164. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    You’re back! Happy Monday and thanks as always.

    AJ Reed – he continues to occupy my thin 2 man bench meaning J Upton is in my line up every day…

    Do you think Reed is coming up any time soon? Or should i replace him with Kim or Markakis or any other OBP machine to bench Justin. Happy to hold Reed if the wait isn’t too long..

    14 team roto with OBP. Top in steals, OBP my worst cat.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Reed if those are your choices…

  165. Bosox says:
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    Drop Aaron Sanchez for Carlos Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  166. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey, best two to stash N/A in 20 team, k/9, QS and OPS league?

    Urias
    Giolito
    Bregman
    AJ Reed
    Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed, Urias

  167. Dirty it's says:
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    Drop Devon Travis for duvall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Freeman or Votto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  169. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Duvall over Khris ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  170. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Gr~ey,

    Which side, trade Grichuk for Votto.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  171. Tom says:
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    Yeah Yahoo screwed me from Saturday going into Sunday. I put in a dollar bid on Solarte and it didn’t go through. After a day passed I used a couple of bucks more of FAAB to make sure I won the bidding. Thanks Yahoo. When are they going to fire that CEO anyways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

  172. KillerB says:
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    Cingrani or Doolittle ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

  173. Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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    Monica Nowinsky.

    Jason Hammel is Billy on the Street Eichner.

    deGrom for S Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  174. Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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    Room for 1 or 2 WW P pickups, availables: Rodon, Shoemaker, Happ, Ed-Rod, Tomlin, Abad.

    Thanks G

      • Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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        @KillerB: who would be your second? and would it be worth dropping Will Harris for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Rodon

      • Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  175. boomer19 says:
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    Was offered Villar, Rendon and Osuna for my Carrasco, Semien and Aaron Sanchez. 5×5 13 team roto legue. What side do you like or is it more of a needs based thing? I need steals but cant afford to lose too much pitching either. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs based

  176. Funscombe says:
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    Justin Upton is killing me. How long do I endure this? My league counts batting strikeouts, and I don’t have room on my bench to keep him stashed (picked up Taillon).

    I mean at this point I’m better off just leaving my Lf slot open. When are you guys going to cut the line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold out, but don’t know who you’re dropping him for

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey:
        I have Khris Davis in my OF slot so I could pick up any outfielder if I move I’m into uptons slot. Calhoun is free…Guyer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kole Calhoun in on waivers? Then pick him up

          • Funscombe says:
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            @Grey: after today, thinking of dumping Tomlin for Calhoun.

            Rest of pitching roster is:

            Harvey
            Wood
            Nola
            Ross
            Roark

            Taillon
            Carrasco

            Figure by the time Carrasco is ready to come off the DL it will be time to dump Upton.

            Unless you think Tomlin is worth hanging onto and I should just dump Upton now?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You can lose Tomlin

              • Funscombe says:
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                @Grey: thanks grey enjoy the rest of the weekend!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks!

  177. gangreen says:
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    Should I drop salty or herman for travis darnaud. 16 team rotisserie season long points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salty

  178. Jon A says:
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    JUP or Carlos Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  179. Bad News Sugarbear says:
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    would you drop either Gausman or Taillon for Kyle Hendricks? 12 team points league, 16pts for a win, bonus for complete games, shutouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  180. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I hate Nate Karns. Ran him out there at home against the lightweight Halos and A’s offenses and he was below average to bad.

    Worse yet, this does not portend well for my Ian Kennedy spot start tonight. Never fails: when I have the choice of an early spot starter or a later one, and I choose the later one and the early one I passed on does well, my choice gets pummeled. Is there a glossary term for this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all ears on a term

  181. Brett says:
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    Buxton is returning. What do you expect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a flyer

  182. Primetime says:
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    C carter or Duvall?

    I own belt and shaw now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  183. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    there ya go cingrani play yourself right on out of that job, over to ohlendork.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  184. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    oh shit, that same hamstring (or maybe it was the other one) that made hammel garbage after july (and in july) last year might be back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

  185. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    burns’ suit or dyson chicken legs to replace dannys antana in OPS and caught stealing 16 teamer, total bases too.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: depth charts is showing dyson chicken legs as right side starter, but he’s only started 3 out of last 6 days, although one of those days might’ve been a rainout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: what about burns’ suit vs the bourn narcolepsy? or is his playing time not certain enough, as he has been hitting well lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burns

  186. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    in NL only, grab j.ram (CIN RP that just relieved cingrani, and probably the 29th j.ramirez in MLB currently) over ohlendorf, or wait. had cingrani earlier, but then it looked like ohlendorf would be closer, during that time somebody else grabbed cingrani. i do already have both jeffress and w.smith, so i’ve got MIL locked down. 10 teamer, so one closer isn’t bad thing really. no holds though here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  187. Adam says:
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    Somehow my dynasty league team with Rizzo, Stanton, Harper, Correa, Upton, and Kershaw is in second to last place and not because of pitching…. I’m so thankful I don’t believe in owning guns…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  188. db says:
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    Duvall question No. 47

    Would you drop Maybin or Billy Burns for Duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  189. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GREYYYY MASTA

    Who do you like more ROS;

    Rafael Ortega

    Paulo Orlando

    Thanks

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Knucks: 12 TM AL only dynasty… Have to trade one to clear a spot for Buxton coming back up to the majors

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @The Talented Mr. Dope Man: ain’t that deep, must be start 3 OF or maybe no util, my 10 team AL only both those gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Orlando

  190. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Khris Davis or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    Duvall! Found him down the back of the sofa in the ol’ H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Maybe a few days in Coors will be good for what ails Votto…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be nice if he hit something besides a homer… Who thought I’d ever say that?

  192. Robert says:
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    Do you think Boxberger reclaims the closer role? If so could you rank my closers: Kimbrel, Jeffress, Cishek, Dyson, Boxberger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Box is last

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  193. Josh says:
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    Grey – How would you rank the following in a redraft leaugue:
    Nola, C-mart, Teheran, Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip last two

  194. Cohen says:
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    Grey , Dietrich or Trayce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich if playing

  195. Brett says:
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    12 team 6×6 daily roto league we keep 5. Extra Categories are Holds and OPS

    Hitters: Posey, Belt, Russell, Correa, Machado, Kang, Story, Harper, Bryant, J Upton, Mazara, Parra, Mat Adams

    Pitchers: J-Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Smyly, Joe Ross, McCullers, Rodon, Taillon, Colome, Dyson, Rondon, Will Harris.

    DL: Leonys Martin and Boxberger

    Where I am weak in the standings is Avg and steals. Saves I am in 2nd with an 8 save lead over 3rd, but Holds I am 6th but close with three other teams.

    2 questions.
    1. Would you cut Rodon or Taillon to activate Boxberger or would you keep Boxberger stashed?
    2. If you choose to active Boxberger I could put a claim in for Buxton. Would you activate Boxberger and try to cut Adams for Buxton? Based on where I am weak is Buxton a better play over Adams or one of my other hitters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Sure, lose Adams for Buxton

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: I would need to activate box then who would you cut then to activate boxberger taillon or rodon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taillon

  196. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Harper leaves game right knee injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was it bad?

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Hbp He stayed in game till it was time to take the field no update yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah gotcha, thanks!

  197. Derrick says:
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    Polanco, Jepsen and Nola for Kenley Jansen and Danny Salazar.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  198. jon a says:
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    Dozier for Liriano?

    same owner has Kipnis tried for him but he won’t do a 1 for 1.. im loosing the deal but willl Dozier rebound?

    • jon a says:
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      @jon a:

      I currently have Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

      • jon a says:
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        @Grey:

        Completed the deal I recieved Dozier and a 2nd and sent Liriano and a 3rd…

        thanks for the help… hope Dozier picks it up.

  199. Nightpandas says:
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    Vogt or Molina in an Obp league…

    Cruz or Zobrist in Obp league….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt….Cruz

  200. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as always.

    Pick 2 of the 3 please: Duvall, Martin, burns

    Lineup:
    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3b: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Khris Davis, Marte, Harper
    Util: burns, Jupton
    Bench: Martin

    Thanks! #1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall, Burns

  201. jon a says:
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    Liriano or Devon Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  202. GoJays says:
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    Thanks again Grey, good stuff! Tricky one for you – I’ve lost Moustakas as my 2nd 3B (we start 2, and I also have Frazier), so I am rolling with Prado until I can find a better replacement. Would you consider trading Ozuna for Kang (only eligible at 3B)? I was considering trading Ozuna for Drury until he cooled off recently, since we also must start a rookie hitter (right now I’m starting Trayce Thompson), and then I can use Drury either at 3B or rookie moving forward.

    What do you think of either move? I’m not sure I can realistically contend while starting Prado for any length of time, but I don’t want to make a desperate move mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kang

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: He’s balking at Ozuna for Kang, but I get the sense he’d consider doing Ozuna for Longoria or Drury. I’m not sure it’s worth giving up Ozuna for Drury but might be for Longoria.

  203. Jonah says:
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    12 Team H2H league

    Can I drop Dozier for literally anyone else?

    Utley, Beckham, Hill, Kendrick, Duffy, Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Jonah says:
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        That meh essentially says, “You have to hold Dozier.” Right?

  204. Brian says:
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    Trade question: My Gerrit Cole for his Charlie Blackmon?

    For context, it’s an 8 team NL Only league where OPS replaces BA. We also start 5 outfielders daily.

    My outfielders right now are: Kemp, Parra, Duvall, Belt, Inciarte, Melvin Upton, with Drury and Dietrich having OF eligibility, and with David Peralta theoretically coming off the DL next week.

    My SPs are: Cole, Jose Fernandez, Velasquez, Lester, and Liriano, with Delscafini and Tyson Ross on the DL.

    On the surface, it seems like a no brainer accept, but I’m worried about how thin it leaves my starting pitching staff and I’m not sure I need another outfielder.

    Help me — should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like you need Cole more than Blackmon but it’s fair

  205. peacecoast says:
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    grey

    duvall rocking it dude!

    thx for the pickup advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  206. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves

    Duffy was my 2B fill-in for Odor, but it looks like he is day-to-day now after hurting his wrist, so I likely need another 2B replacement for the next 4 days.

    Walker – Latos, Gonzalez, @Koehler
    Castro – @Happ, @Sanchez, @ Boyd, @ Tillman
    Phillips – @ Gray, @ Chatwood, @ Butler, Good
    Pearce – @ Gee, @ Duffey, @ Nolasco, @ Hughes
    Lawrie – @ Matz, @DeGrom, @ Zimmerman
    Travis – Sabathia, Tanaka, @ Price
    Schoop – ERod, Kelley, Porcello, Eovaldi
    J. Ramirez – Lewis, Hamels, Ventura, Volquez

    Ideally I want a guy playing 4 days instead of 3, but right now I’m leaning Walker as he has the best 3 match ups and career numbers against the 3 guys he’s facing.

    Thanks!

  207. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    20 team with QS and only 1200 innings max roto. drop anybody (straily maybe) for a.wood, i got kennedy/straily/rodon/chen/shoemaker/porcello, and we have room for 5 RP.

  208. Aaron says:
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    Hey Grey/Readers-

    I am not sure what happened over the last week, but I made a series of terrible trades. Worse than that, I am in first, so there wasn’t any reason for me to really make trades anyway. I’ll list the trades below for y’all to chuckle at, but then maybe y’all might have some advice as to how to recover:

    Trade 1: I trade, Beltre, Xander Bogaerts, Cueto. I receive, Mookie Betts, Steve Pearce (is he even an everyday player or just an injury fill in), and Hector Rondon (I need saves, but I”m so far behind in that category I might only make up one or two points by season’s end).

    This was just a terrible idea, and as I was going back to cancel it, the other owner accepted it, literally seconds before I pressed cancel. This is a big money league and he’s the commish so there was no way to get him to cancel it. The trade also leaves me with NO 3b.

    Trade 2: I trade D. Duffy and receive J. Gallo. I probably did this as a freakout when I realized that I had no 3b. Gallo is promptly demoted. I don’t see where he can play in Texas, especially with the successful Jurickson who may be able to play a utility role upon Odor’s return. Duffy’s not a huge loss and I’m set on Pitching, but still; I just gave up something for nothing.

    Trade 3: Still freaking out about 3b, I trade Gerardo Parra for Danny Valencia. Time will tell if I made out on the better end of that one, still waiting for it to go through and have Gordon F’n Beckham filling in, in the meantime.

    So, here are the questions:

    Would y’all keep Jurickson even after Odor’s return? I have Zach Cozart, Chris Owings and Steve Pearce to play 2b, SS, MI. I also have Reyes (Rockies’ Rocky) coming back very soon.

    Is Valencia a suitable everyday 3b, or should I try to upgrade there? Nothing on waivers, hence Gordon Beckham finding his way on my team.

    Pitching is a strength, but I have now ONE closer and Hudson (ARI) and Matt Bush (Hou), do you see any scenario where Bush gets a chance to close this year, or is he just too far down on the pecking order?

    While I’m lining up questions, my CI is VMart, do y’all see him continuing to hit all year, or would y’all be trying to unload due to a fear of injury?

    • Aaron says:
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      Oh, one more:

      Soler, figuring things out, or just a hot week? Not asking you to see the future, just y’all’s opinions.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Aaron: ask about the trades BEFORE you send offers (or accept them), i have no idea why people do this afterwards (esp if/when they themselves already think they are bad).

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