The Royals swept the Rays yesterday in a doubleheader, taking down Blake Snell (3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.31).  Snell can’t handle the Royals, they can Snell what he’s cooking.  As Razzball commenter, tigersharkz said, “Yep, Snell’s fine. Recovering from a broken toe in 10 days happens all the time in real life.” From Young MC’s Bust A Move, “Blake is getting shot down because he’s over-Snellous. …so hey, Reigning Cy, don’t bust a toe.”  No foolsies, but pitchers need their toes to push off, and anything can get them out of whack.  I’m officially concerned.  Of course, the Royals were led by Adalberto Mondesi (3-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (4) and double legs (9, 10) on opposite sides of a doubleheader, hitting .295).  Adalberto is my daddy — excuse me, Addadytogrey Mondesi. He’s now on pace for 20/50/.290. Yeah, terrible 2nd round pick. Also, chipping in for the Royals was Kelvin Gutierrez (2-for-7, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer). How big is this guy? Have you seen him? He’s like $54 T-bone vending machine steak. (Gonna keep using this until it catches on.) Is he related to The Big FraGu (throwback)?  KelGu, take me away.  He looks like he should be able to hit 20 homers and steal 10+ bags, but I don’t know if he’ll have the playing time, so best for deeper leagues for now. Terrance Gore keeps hitting (1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .400).  I’d like to see Terrance Gore on the Big floor piano. It would be like Jerry Lee Lewis on coke. …Whole Lotta Stealin’ Going On!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jake Junis – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.12.  Such an unremarkable start by Junis, for this game and season.  In this game, he was just scraping by as the Ks show, and he barely held on by the hair on Matt Garza’s chin.  Junis is short for “June is here and I doubt he will be on my roster.”

Ian Kennedy – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 1.15.   No one on the Royals is going to get more than 12 saves.  So you can take a shot on Kennedy, but, unless you’re Roy Oswalt, you’re gonna miss.

Jalen Beeks – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Meesa likes Jal-Jal Beeks.

Ji-Man Choi – 1-for-7 and his 2nd homer, hitting .284.  Choi looks so comfortable at the plate.  But enough about his eating habits.

Daniel Robertson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .183.  The Admiral!

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .234.  Boring update for boring player.  I dropped him in one shallower league, and am starting to divest, which means he’s about to get hot.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  As I was saying yesterday, they come in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana.

Christian Vazquez – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .227.  I’m in one 15-team, two-catcher ‘pert league where I lost Astudillo to an injury and I was able to pick up Vazquez this week for $4 out of $1000, and I was the only one who bid, so, well, I don’t know.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.08 vs. Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.73, and this game was in Washington.  This outcome has the Streamonator getting into a tub with a boombox, which I guess is fine since it’s an all-metal bot itself.

Carter Kieboom – 0-for-3, hitting .136.  Him and Cole Tucker (0-for-3, hitting .231) used to be so much fun. Fred Willard, “Wha’ happened?”

Jose Martinez – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .375.  I keep seeing him perform, and waiting for him to steal a base or homer so I can give him a full-throated endorsement, but Iowa’s like 18 months away and I still endorse Jo-Ma.

Jeurys Familia – Headed to the IL with a shoulder strain.  Mets pitchers get hurt when Mets trainers sneeze on them.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  Galaxy Brain:  DeGrom pitches better with no run support.  Go ahead, prove me wrong!  Since I had Anthony DeSclafani going (5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.48), I watched this game and deGrom did look better, velocity-wise.  He wasn’t facing the most feared lineup, but I have to think this is a step in the right direction.  By the way, I’ve had Anthony DeSclafani going in a few deeper leagues, and have been happy with him.  Though (don’t reverse, Grey!), he seems like he’s about to get hurt on every play.  Even when he’s in the dugout.  In most leagues, I’d use the Streamonator for him.

Cal Quantrill – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was called up.  This was, I believe a spot start, and I went over him yesterday.  Search the site!

Manny Machado – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .236.  I figured he’d homer more.  Ya know, so then he can jog around the bases.

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .263.  Not sure why I thought of this right now, but everyone is having a better year than Kris Bryant.  Somewhere, a factory in Taiwan makes those fake vomit gag gifts, and occasionally one of the fake vomits looks too real that the company is afraid of a lawsuit, so they throw that fake vomit away.  That thrown away fake vomit?  That’s Kris Bryant.

Max Fried – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.11.  Good thing you drafted Max Scherzer in the 1st round!

Jacob Webb – Surrendered three baserunners, recorded no outs and left the game as he entered the 8th in a non-save situation.  Jacob Webb can take his P.I.-sounding name somewhere else.

Aaron Nola – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  Ten baserunners in under six innings against the Tigers at home is not a fire emoji.  It’s more like an emoji that can’t find bowling shoes so it bowls in stockinged-feet and drops the balls on its foot.

Hector Neris – 1/2 IP, 0 ER in the 6th inning.  Kapler just keeping you on your toes!  Like the previously-mentioned emoji!

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .278.  Still doing some work as he hits behind Bobo Harper  (0-for-4, hitting .231).

Cesar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and has hit in 16 of his last 19 games, raising his average from .152 to .283.  Hot schmotato alert!

A.J. Pollock – Will undergo surgery to have hardware removed from his surgically restructured elbow.  Know one piece of hardware they’re not removing?  Comeback Player of the Year!  The Dodgers said Pollock should return this year, which is code for droppable in all leagues.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.55 vs. Madison Bumgarner – 6 Ip, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  This matchup as billed as, “The late game and Grey watches Survivor, but they look in the box score like they did well.  Spin rate, amiright?”

Chase Anderson – Missed his start with a lacerated finger.  I love me some lacerated strawberries.  Mm-mmm!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer.  Wow, the actual Magna Carta on loan from Salisbury Cathedral in your one-bedroom, five-floor walk-up?  How cool!  Let’s put it by the window for some light–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Mean’s while, David Dahl had the night off when the Rockies score 10 runs.  Holy sit!  Can managers please not sit my hitters in Milwaukee and Coors?

Raimel Tapia – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .264.  Stop making eyes at me, Raimel!  You know I have a soft spot for you.

Martin Perez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Look at Martin going against the Astros!  Damn, Gina!  His Swinging Strike rate is way up; his velocity is way up; my interest is way up.  I’m piqued, y’all!  I’m between cyclops’ing and picking up in deeper leagues.  His numbers don’t scream ace, but they’re whispering, “I’m better than I’ve ever been in my career.”

Carlos Rodon – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.19.  Ah, yes, there’s the Rodon we know and I hate.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-9, 2 RBI and his 6th homer in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.  As yawnstipating as Abreu has been, and he has, I’ll take ten Abreus over one more Kris Bryant.

Steve Wilkerson – 3-for-9, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2).  Steve Wilkerson did well hitting in front of Richie Martin and behind Joey Rickard.  At least a dozen of you reading this think I’m making up these names.  Please, I would never.  If I were going to make up names, I’d say something silly like Anthony Santander hit a home run.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 4-for-8, 1 run, 2 RBIs, 4th steal, hitting .292.  Now that I think about it.  Of course DSJ is doing well; he’s the only real person in the O’s lineup.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer.  And he has the same body type as Vlad Guerrero Jr., so how exciting!

Ty Buttrey – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 1.13.  *rips of Angels’ closer lottery tickets, throws them out window, police officer writes ticket for littering*  I don’t know guys and five girls.  Hansel Robles did get the save the night before, but should’ve been able to go in this game.  Guessing now this is a straight committee — what a pity.

Corey Kluber – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.80, and fractured his ulna bone on a comebacker.  You say ulna, I say forearm; let’s call Kluber off the field for six to eight weeks.  A better, less guessy, timetable will likely arrive today.  For those of you using bamboo straws after going green and are slow on the uptake, it’s not good news.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, hitting .323.  Holy schmotatoes/schmotahtoes doode’s hot/hawt.

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.00.  May is national Is That Kale In My Salad? Month with the spokesperson, Cale B, the twerking leafy green.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.92.  Well, hopefully, there’s still “Good in the 2nd half” Masahiro Tanaka.

Ketel Marte -2-for-2, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .263. Reminds me of owning Tim Beckham.  There might be better guys out there from game to game, but Marte is not the reason you’re not doing better in your leagues.

Luke Voit – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer as he bats 2nd, hitting .277. I have a wild idea. No, not my idea for foam parties but with cappuccino.  That’s good, though. I’m talking about batting Voit third. Wild, right?

Kris Bryant – 0-for-2, 1 RBI, hitting .225, as the Cubs scored 11 runs.  I’d say ticker tease, but it’s been a ticker tape freakin’ parade all season for him.

Javier Baez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .314.  Still waiting for the moment to hit me when I’m like, “Oh, yeah, that’s why everyone but me was saying he’s not a 1st round pick.”

Willson Contreras – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .301.  Going into yesterday’s game Contreras and the opposing pitcher, Marco Gonzales (1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.28) were next to each other on our Player Rater.  Now?  Marco…?  So low.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  HR to the Izzo!

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.73.  Welp, I need to look at his stats.  Actually, mansplainly, his peripherals are solid.  They’re the best they’ve looked in about three years.  No, he’s not a 1.73 ERA pitcher, but he should be a low-3.00 ERA pitcher.

Jose Leclerc – Chris Woodward, the Rangers manager and singer of Higher Love and Roll With It, said Leclerc is out as Rangers closer.  In other groundbreaking news, Water said, “I’m wet.”  Since Woodward has a thing for the Finer Things and being Back In The High Life Again, and is totally Steve Winwood, he could opt for Chris Martin, owner of an Apple, but kinda sucks or Shawn Kelley, who used to be banned from spending time with youngsters when he went by S. Kelley.  If you followed all of this, we’re soulmates.  Please put your contact info in the comments and we will date secretly.  I’d go Kelley, then Martin for saves.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .330, and three homers in last five games.  When Choo gets going, there’s no stopping this train, except his 20-homer threshold.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .264.  Anyone else get completely taken for granted like Joey Gallo?  Every year, he’s an afterthought in drafts and every year he hits bizzombs.

Danny Santana – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .355.  Dannys Antana is the type of hot schmotato that you can ask me if you should pick him up, and maybe you should pick him up, but kind of a scrubmarine and I’ll likely tell you to pick up the other guy if you give me Antana and one other choice.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs, hitting .414, and homered the day before.  Deadpool’s got a hot schmotato alert!

Nick Burdi – Seeking a third opinion on his arm pain.  His little kid should just whisper his status in his ear.

  1. tigersharkz says:
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    Thanks for the shout out Grey.

    Snell’s fractured toe is on his plant foot, which imo is worse. I can envision Snell altering his push off to alleviate the pain, but there’s no way he can control how he plants his foot to decelerate all that crazy momentum generated by the way these guys pitch. I hope for Snell’s sake that he is not altering his mechanics in any way, because that is not going to end well.

    • Dave D says:
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      Congrats on the celebrity statius, TS. Yeah, doesn’t make much sense to throw Snell out there injured early season with the kind of depth they have. Jake Faria had one terrible start but has been otherwise good in AAA, for example. There are plenty of other options too. Weird. I’m glad I don’t draft pitchers in top 40. Did you hear that Manny Muchodough?

      • Dangerfield51 says:
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        Think the Rays need to find a new team doctor. Maybe hire someone who slept at a Holiday Inn last night or at least someone smarter than a 5th grader.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on all counts, I hope this doesn’t end as bad as it sounds like it might

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good call on Snell, TS. I think your Folty concerns were misplaced though!

    • Cram It says:
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      Usually hate everyone in Coors.

      • Dave D says:
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        I’m not saying to start Ray if you have better options, but he had 8 ks the last two times he started there in decent starts. I’m rolling him out with mild trepidation, mainly because its a deep league and he still seems like my best option. Good luck if you do.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hate hate hate.

      I’d go with Matz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, but Matz if you have to

    • lubey says:
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      Thanks for all the replies

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  2. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    that’s crazy about vazquez in a league with 30 catchers already owned BEFORE you bid that little. i’m happy to have him in 16 to 20’s for ONE catcher leagues, and do currently. actually if i was in more 12’ers with small moves per week would probably even have him in some of those too.

    – beckham and k.marte are the exact kinds of guys that help out in 20’s though with at least MI/CI slots if not IF slots. have both in one, albeit i bench one at a time mostly.

    1. deep 16 teamer with QS. drop t.richards or kelly first to stream. guys such as thornton, black sab, p.lopez, means, many bathrooms are the available streamers. and duplantier/jefry rod (who both sound back soonish)

    2. AL only with saves and holds sold separately have pressly, buttrey, barnes and swarzak. noticed swarzak’s utterly horrible FIP numbers. nab hansel and gretel here over him or just stick it. eventually c.allen probably supplants the LAA job again though. having said that swarzak doesn’t always get the SEA saves anyway. it’s funny how much buttrey kicks ass (and did in short sample last year too at end of year AND had the known risky c.allen in front of him going into this season) yet wouldn’t have even been drafted (if i wasn’t in these league) in some 16 teamers even with holds and 5-6 RP slots.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. I’d drop Richards first
      2. Robles over Swarzak since holds work too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        guess it’s this order for now in QS leagues as well: V2, davies, mahle, t-rich? need to drop one elsewhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That order, yeah

  3. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    anything worth much to s.bolt for AL only with OBP? guessing not a ton since he wasn’t a name prospect like, ever. great early season triple numbers of course. would have to drop tauchman and rengifo to call up n.lowe and add bolt if i wanted to do it.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold for now. He has an elite name though.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        yeah the name is the tits. probably a nephew of zappa or something similar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. Dane says:
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    Kluber owner is short on SP (literally has 1 bench guy lol), a position that I am fruitful in. Interested in offering him a trade, probably one of my SP for a hitter. H2H Points.

    My roster:
    C: Realmuto
    1B: Alonso
    2B: Jose Ramirez
    SS: none (peraza on waivers but dont know who i could drop for him)
    3B: Moustakis
    OF: K. Davis
    OF: Pham
    OF: Castellanos
    U: Cruz
    U: E. Suarez
    BN: Franco
    BN: Myers
    BN: Senzel

    Snell, Verlander, Glasnow, G. Marquez, Boyd, R. Ray, Bieber, Foltynewicz is my staff.

    Some players of his I’m interested in:

    Yelich
    Harper
    Moncada
    Benintendi
    Gerrit Cole
    Paxton

    Would you offer any trades, or sit tight? If yes to trades, who do you like and what would you try to offer?

    • Cram It says:
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      Snell for Yelich?
      Verlander for Yelich?
      Glasnow for Yelich?
      Marquez for Yelich?
      Boyd for Yelich?
      Ray for Yelich?
      Bieber for Yelich?
      Folty for Yelich?
      Boyd for Harper?
      Ray for Harper?
      Bieber for Harper?
      Folty for Harper?
      Paxton and Cole? Why would you be interested in more pitching and why would he trade them if he needs pitching?
      Boyd for Benny?
      Ray for Benny?
      Bieber for Benny?
      Folty for Benny?

      • William Hung says:
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        Got me excited for a second – with those last 4 “Bennys”, I was thinking Agbayani…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Cram

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Dave D says:
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        https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/COL/COL201807120.shtml

        I dream of a day when everyone asking advice has to state how many teams in league, how many roster slots and all scoring categories, as well as their categories of need are. Without that info I can’t imagine giving anyone advice. I don’t know how you guys manage the lack of info with such aplomb. I’d turn into Cram (on a bad day) in short order, I believe…

        • Dave D says:
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          Not sure how that link got in there. Disregard.

        • Cram It says:
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          SP x or OF x?

          • Dane says:
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            10 team league. 2 pts per strikeout 10 for HR’s. start 3 OF, 2 U, 3 SP. Weekly lineups

            • Dane says:
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              Of course there is more stats you get points for but those are the big ones. Pretty standard scoring otherwise

  5. tentyme says:
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    GOOD morning grey ! i’m in a 10 team al/nl weekly h2h points league. we get -1 for a K by a hitter…. we start 5 SP for the week and 2 RP or a RP/SP like Meada so I was thinking of picking up E Pagan RP closer so I can use meada as a SP and a 2 start in the RP role. Since this is a 10 team league who would you cut bait on, on my team? I feel like I’m holding onto to player just because. So I was hoping for a diff point of view. The again Grey
    J.T. Realmuto
    F Freeman
    O Albies
    N Arenado
    A Bregman
    V Robles
    W Merrifield
    M Conforto
    Y Diaz
    E Hernandez (on bench )
    D Santana ( on bench )
    C Smith
    C Paddack
    C Hamels
    G Marquez
    J Berrios
    J Taillon (R)
    M Minor (R)
    K Hendricks (R)
    A Chapman
    K Maeda

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Which Santana is that? If it’s Danny then drop him. Otherwise I’d drop Minor…or Kike if you’d rather lose a bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, loved it as always, maybe a little more than yesterday!

    a. So, in a 5X5 RCL would you

    1. start Noah tonight at home versus Cincinnati (Mahle)
    2. start Skaggs tonight at home versus Toronto (Aaron Sanchez)

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 2

    Abbott and Costello skit, Gold Ore
    Taken from Abbott and Costello‘s radio show, although they also did the same basic routine in Lost in Alaska, and in their TV show as well. The basic premise is that Lou Costello’s Uncle has struck gold in Alaska, and Lou and Mr. Fields discuss mining for gold …

    Lou Costello: My Uncle struck gold in Alaska!
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): Why, Costello, this is wonderful! Well!! My boy!! I’ll help finance your trip! You need some money?
    Lou Costello: Oh well, we could use a few dollars, yes!
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): That’s fine! Now promise me one thing!
    Lou Costello: Yes, what?
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): When you come back from Alaska, bring me back some of that gold ore
    Lou Costello: Gold ore?
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): Yes!
    Lou Costello: Gold or what?
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): Just Gold ore!
    Lou Costello: Well, it’s got to be gold or something!
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): Gold or nothing! Just Gold ore!
    Lou Costello: It can’t be gold or nothing! It’s got to be gold or something!
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): no no no, you don’t understand, you see gold comes from ore. You see first you dig the gold – and then you smelt it.
    Lou Costello: How can I smelt it if I got a cold?
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): No, never mind the cold; you smelt the ore. You see you’ve got to smelt it; first you dig the gold up – and then you smelt it.
    Lou Costello: Why should I dig the gold up if its gonna smelt? If it smelts, I ain’t gonna dig it up!
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): You must dig it up!
    Lou Costello: I ain’t gonna dig it up if it’s gonna smelt, I’m gonna leave it in the ground, and I’m gonna shove dirt on it and bury it deeper and deeper.
    Mr. Fields (Sid Fields): No no no, you don’t understand what I’m trying to explain to you is – that you’ve got to smelt the gold. First you smelt it and then it comes out refined!
    Lou Costello: But that doesn’t make any sense! I mean if the gold is smelt, and you smelt the gold, why is it so refined? Why does it smell?
    Bud Abbott: [voice coming from their apartment] Costello! Costello! What are you doing out there?
    Lou Costello: Hey Abbott! Come here!!
    [Abbott enters scene]
    Lou Costello: Mr. Fields is going to finance our trip to Alaska!
    Bud Abbott: Well, wonderful, Mr. Fields! And when we get to Alaska, we’ll send Mr. Fields some gold ore!
    Lou Costello: Gold or what? Now that’s enough of that! Don’t give me that same routine that Mr. Fields had.
    Bud Abbott: I’m not … [sneezes]

    [The boys return to their apartment as Bud wants to soak his feet. After Lou accidentally pours powdered cement with the water in the tub, they continue the conversation…]

    Lou Costello: Hey Bud
    Bud Abbott: What?
    Lou Costello: I didn’t want to seem ignorant, but this thing out in the hall with Mr. Fields about that ‘gold or’, I just don’t quite understand it
    Bud Abbott: What’s wrong with it?
    Lou Costello: I don’t understand it
    Bud Abbott: He was only talking to you about ‘gold ore’, Lou.
    Lou Costello: Yeah, but I don’t understand all that kind of talk!
    Bud Abbott: Costello, you don’t understand! Its a mining term! You see when you mine for gold, you’re apt to strike a vein of gold! See – vein, vein of gold.
    Lou Costello: You strike a vein?
    Bud Abbott: You strike a vein; vein, gold comes from veins.
    Lou Costello: Is that why your legs are so lumpy?
    Bud Abbott: Yes, sure … Listen!! Now, no remarks!
    Lou Costello: Well, I mean, after all you just told me something, I, I …
    Bud Abbott: Well I’m trying to tell you, what’s what!
    Lou Costello: Well, go ahead!
    Bud Abbott: When you’re mining for gold, you see you dig deep into the ground! Dig deep!
    Lou Costello: Yeah …
    Bud Abbott: Until you come to a vein in the ground. A vein of gold! And when you strike the vein, the deeper you dig, err, the more veins you find, and they get closer and closer together!
    Lou Costello: Aaahhh! Now I understand!
    Bud Abbott: I’m showing you something!
    Lou Costello: Just like my grandfather!
    Bud Abbott: Your grandfather??
    Lou Costello: He’s got very close veins!
    Bud Abbott: He’s got … what are you talking about?
    Lou Costello: I’m only trying to understand!
    Bud Abbott: Well, I’m trying to tell you if you keep quiet! Listen, please!!
    Lou Costello: Go ahead!
    Bud Abbott: Now, if you follow the main vein, see, you get way down deep, along the main vein, that’s when you come to the Mother load! You understand that? That’s when you strike your mother load!
    Lou Costello: I beg your pardon?
    Bud Abbott: You strike the mother load! You err, hit your mother vein!
    Lou Costello: That’s enough!
    Bud Abbott: What’s the matter?
    Lou Costello: I’ve heard everything from you and Mr. Fields.
    Bud Abbott: What’s the matter with you?
    Lou Costello: I never again want to hear anything from you like that, Bud Abbott! You are besmirching the good name of Lou Costello, when you say to me that I got to go down in the mines, and strike my mother – in the vein, while she’s carrying a load; Bud Abbott! That is going too far!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Yes 2. Sure B. Wow, Sid Fields, awesome!

  7. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey – which terrible option should I use for my last reliever:

    Jeffress, Romo, Givens?

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      Romo looks like he’s not in a committee, so he’s first

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Givens for me but Romo is fine too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  8. jdred5 says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto – have a light need for hitting over pitching, but more interested in pure rest of season value:
    Trade my Paddack for his Pete Alonso in a swap of breakout rookies?
    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Alonso for me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alonso, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  9. NJ says:
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    Good morning…been offered G. Polanco for M. Boyd in a 5 OF league…any thoughts?

    • Thomas says:
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      NO

    • Cram It says:
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      Sounds fine.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d rather have Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how deep the league and needs… I’d prolly prefer Boyd

  10. Tom says:
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    I love how you geeks feign interest and appreciation in Grey’s painstakingly write-ups in a manner so Swift and abrupt you probably would’ve been better off saying “ok you know I love your work but I just don’t have the time this week……now please, please random fantasy guy (who DOES write his own fantasy blog so there’s THAT!), tell me what offers I should make or take……hang on I’m gonna give you my entire lineup and league settings, why I’m interested in making each transaction, etc…..DID I MENTION I LOVED THE WRITE-UP?!?!”. HASHTAG GEEKS

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      YOU SURE SHOWED THOSE GEEKS TOM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Missed a good opportunity for a “Stay off my lawn!”

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      im confused to whom shade is being thrown. reads like a drunken rant lmao

      • Dave D says:
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        Yes, sounds like the ranting of drunkenness to me too. I guess you had to be there to understand the humor.

  11. Cubjet says:
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    Drop Rodon for Odorizzi?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. Can’t trust Rodon at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Hello Rockview says:
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    Luke Weaver or Peacock ROS?

    • ILikePie says:
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      Weaver

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peacock for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, Peacock

      • P_Swayz_on_a_horse says:
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        Start Peacock today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vs. who

  13. Jason says:
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    Is it time to drop McHugh? I’m in a 10 team H2H redraft league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      For who? I’m probably holding…

      • Jason says:
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        Strahm , Skaggs, Montas, or Chirinos?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d try Strahm. But with those kind of options available you could also just stream that spot…assuming there isn’t a tight moves limit.

          • Jason says:
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            Good point. I don’t have a moves limit. I’ll pick up Strahm for today’s start and stream it. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  14. Pat says:
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    Is giving up Domingo Santana and Bieber too much for Buehler? What about Dahl/Bieber for Buehler?

    Thanks!

    • Pat says:
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      2 tm 5×5 w/ OBP and QS instead of Avg and Wins…

      • Patrick Reynolds says:
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        12 team lol

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold in both cases but they’re fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Mike says:
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    Verdugo or Reyes ROS with Pollock on the shelf?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil but close for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Max says:
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    Good morning Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning, Max

  17. Frazzy says:
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    I own Mazara and Hunter Dozier. Would you pick up any of the following in their place or hold? My needs are runs

    DSJ
    Jo-Ma
    Bader
    Profar
    Danny Santana
    Nate Lowe
    Tapia
    Chavis
    Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, but some are close

      • Frazzy says:
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        Forgot to throw in Franmil. Is he worth picking up over Mazara or H. Dozier? Probably not I assume.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  18. David says:
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    Please rank ROS: Moreland, Aguilar, N. Lowe……..thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lowe, Aguilar for me…but Grey will probably have them swapped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT on swapping

  19. Frank Rizzo says:
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    On ESPN last night they were breaking down McHugh and pointing out that he’s tipping pitches based on his arm slot. Big difference on different pitches. So is there anything to that and should we be seriously concerned about McHugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not good, but if ESPN is pointing it out, the Astros must know so now to correct it

  20. Earl says:
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    One of my teams is doing great.

    I think I need the most help with pitching. I am trying to work on trade below and other guy seems to want a pitcher as part of the 3 way deal.

    My pitchers that I might consider moving are Ryu, Taillon, Robbie Ray, Joey Lucceshi and Jose Alvarado. Ryu has really done well for me even though Taillon is probably the highest ranked of the group. I also have Buehler, Max Fried and Domingo German as other pitchers and Osuna and Ryan Brassier as closers.

    So here is deal that owner proposed to me:
    I give up Ryu, Tatis Jr and Hunter Dozier
    I get: Segura, Victor Robles and Nelson Cruz

    On the surface this seems like no brainer except not sure I want to part with Ryu but might need to. Maybe I am being to stubborn to hold on to Ryu and my pitching would ultimately be fine without him if that is what it takes.

    Would you say to hurry and make deal and give up any of the ptichers from 1st group that I mentioned possibly moving??

    Thanks for help again.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take the deal but it’s not a no brainer

      • Earl says:
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        Thanks Man.

        according to Trade Analyzer, it is very lopsided in my favour but it is probably undervaluing Dozier and Tatis Jr since they are somewhat unknowns with not big track record of success yet.

        I think Dozier might hit plateau soon but not sure. Also wondering if Robles will be as good as most think going forward. Tatis was also kind of going thru slump before he got injuried but will likely come out of that.

        Probably safe to say you know what you are getting with Cruz.

        Thanks again

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Agree, it’s hard to fully trust the trade analyzer with so many youngsters involved.

          No problem.

          • Earl says:
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            to make this work which of the following would you be more willing to give up (in which order) for pitcher:

            Ryu, Domingo German, Max Fried, Taillon, Lucchesi

            Thanks again for all help!

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Lucchesi, he’s far behind the others for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side

      • Earl says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        Are you able to answer following question about which pitcher to give up:

        to make this work which of the following would you be more willing to give up (in which order) for pitcher:

        Ryu, Domingo German, Max Fried, Taillon, Lucchesi

        Thanks for all help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any of them, Lucchesi, German, Fried, Taillon, Ryu, that order

  21. msh2404 says:
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    I’m embarrassed to admit I can’t quit Miggy… It’s making me question a lot of things about myself. Is this some reflection that I wasn’t loved enough as child? Why do I believe in this guy when I know the power is gone and the lineup is bad? Same with Billy Hamilton… Both of these guys drops in 12 team redraft? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably…who are your other options?

      • msh2404 says:
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        The guys I’m targeting to pick up are Franmil Reyes and Jose Martinez

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d make both those swaps

          • msh2404 says:
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            I have moves limit for the week and can only make one move now… Drop Miggy or Hamilton first? To pick up Jo-Ma or Franmil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Markowskinator says:
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    Hey Grey, given Odor’s struggles and probable drop in the batting order, is it time to cut him loose in favor of Kieboom? I know Odor is streaky and he will heat up the moment I drop him. My gut tells me to hold onto Odor a bit longer, but he is killing me! I’ve cut loose Scooter and Dozier early in year’s past only to watch them blow up shortly afterward for someone else. Why am I so horrible at picking 2nd basemen?!?!?!?!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Could backfire but I’d try Kieboom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  23. Curious George says:
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    Who has the better season: Glasnow or syndergaard?

    • Ivan Make Basket says:
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      Glasnow looks like a top 5 starter to me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll take Thor moving forward, but he has a lot of catching up to do. It’s probably Glasnow if you’re just talking about end of year numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  24. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you pick up one or the other:

    Jose Martinez
    Jason Heyward

    For any of the following to drop:

    It’s an OPS AVG R HR RBI SB League

    -Marcus Semien
    -Travis Shaw (I’m near my wits end with him, I should of never drafted him but the year I do he’s utter garbage, I’m benching him until he maybe rights ship as I picked up Chavis because I don’t have another 3B and hopefully Chavis is the real deal because he seems legit)
    -Chavis
    -Vogelbach (has been a little cold but still he’s an OBP machine, he hits high in the Mariners lineup and he hasn’t been that bad and I think he is legit)

    That’s my synopsis lol. Let me know what you would do.

    Also, do you Yordan Alvarez makes an impact this season? Soon? May seems like when he could be called up. Would you NA him or Biggio?

    Last thing, would you drop Kikuchi. This keeper league is a K:9 QS WHIP ERA S+H K league and he’s not doing much.

    I would just use his spot for a reliever or stream spot.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold with the bats you have.

      Alvarez over Biggio, but no idea when he’s up or if he’ll make an impact. He probably needs an injury…

      Hold Kikuchi in a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    “He’s like $54 T-bone vending machine steak” – Will be using early and often!

    I own Freddy Peralta and Jon Gray in a deep h2h points league. They play each other tonight in MIL. SON loves Peralta (coming off IL), and has Gray at around $5. Start both, one, none?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s H2H…I’d start both

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Marty!

      Yes, both

  26. Bob says:
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    Need a closer , which one should I grab
    Blake Parker
    Hector Neris
    Shawn Kelly
    Ian Kennedy
    Hansel Robles
    Thanks

    • William Hung says:
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      That order looks fine

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like Neris, Parker is fine too though

      • William Hung says:
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        I would’ve said Neris too, but last night confused the hell out of me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Agree with voit batting 3. After I saw the Yankees nl lineup yesterday with takana in it, I couldn’t bench Merrill Kelly and it ended up working out.

    What do we do with carlos rodon now? If we cant trust him to start against the tigers and the orioles when can we? Is he a drop in every league or do you hold and bench and see if he figures it out? The League I’m in is pretty deep so there’s not really any pitching available, I could maybe pick up like a ian kennedy or similar part-time closer guy? My team is well-balanced currently, I really just want quality players who can make positive contributions

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sounds like Rodon may be a hold and bench in your league. But I wouldn’t hesitate to drop him if there were any decent options out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless an AL-Only league, I wouldn’t own Rodon

  28. Five-on-One says:
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    Was hoping there would be a blurb about Martin Pere, and was not disappointed. The new pitches appear mui beun (what does that mean?). SON is not a fan of his next two starts despite the opponents (TOR and DET). In a 12-teamer, wait and see or stream away?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Wait and see for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him one game at a time and seeing where it goes

  29. Robert J Schroeder says:
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    Any thought on Skye Bolt besides his terrific name?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hard to get too far past the name. Very deep league or dynasty stash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Is this a question for Rudy? I have the “ad free” version but I can never see your Email video since it is forever waiting for ad (?) to load. Note: Occurs on both my PC and my Chromebook.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We weren’t able to remove the ad from the video, it says that when you sign up for ad-free, sorry about that… Anime Grey does play eventually though after the ad

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        It apparently takes MINUTES (I don’t wait); sorry your effort to create those videos is getting less readership than it should.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We had 7 mill views since January on videos, so someone’s watching

    • CloudTown says:
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      My workaround in Chrome browser is to right click on the video, select Inspect which opens a window to the right. The link to just the video should be there, just click and enjoy!

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        With this workaround, works on Chromebook. Thanks.

        • CloudTown says:
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          No problem, I’ve always been good at finding the shortcuts.

          • Crazy J says:
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            I miss the videos, going to try this, thanks!

    • okay, will look into this one…

  31. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    It’s wrong of me to enjoy how poorly Vlad Jr is doing right? To be getting sick glee from all the professional sports knowers who were telling us to draft him in the top 50? Asking for a friend.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He’s played 5 games, dial back the hate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m kinda enjoying it too since I don’t own him, but it’s a bad look and I’m embarrassed for myself

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But I’m also enjoying my own embarrassment, this feels like a bigger issue

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m also enjoying my inability to move on from this comment

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh, now it’s stale

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Seems like there’s some deep rooted issues here. I think you need to have Ian Kahn back on the pod to talk more about your relationship with your mother.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Cougs ruined my mother relationship!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Then again, she began a new one…Hmm…

            • Brokenarrow says:
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              Lol, great stuff!

  32. Joe Schmo says:
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    Would you flip kid Mondesi for Scherzer? 5×5 12 team redraft. My pitching is really struggling. Odor would probably be the pickup replacement at 2B.

    I also offered Holland for David Price.

    Thanks!

    C – Vasquez
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Mondesi
    SS – Story
    3B – Donaldson
    OF – Trout
    OF – Rosario
    OF – Conforto
    Util – Cruz
    Util – Walker
    Bench – Miggy, Meadows, Senzel, Tapia, Nate Lowe

    SP – Buehler, McHugh, Luchessi, Weaver, Canning, Whitley, CarMart, Severino
    RP – Holland, Yates, Neris, Brasier

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Scherzer with that team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. erad says:
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    Piqued!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the word of a generation!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Finally supplanting qweef

        • Squat Cobblers says:
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          Nothing supplants a qweef!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ever

  34. sportivetricks says:
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    Oh Dearest Grey,

    I somehow managed to draft the meh-iest pitching staff and every handsome closer that has since lost their job (in late rounds, of course). Not much that can be done about the CL shituations for now, but it is eating up my flexibility to deal with other problems. So, on to the SP questions . . .

    1. For the longer-ish term SP roster game, who do we think is best to hold as of right now: Peacock, T. Williams, Gant, or Gausman (yuck)?

    2. Alternatively, is Mikolas worth speculating on at all anymore? Or is that sooooo 2018 of me to ask?

    3. For a streamer tonight, SoN prefers Peralta v. COL ($17.7) over Skaggs v. TOR ($8.9), but I feel like Freddy always burns me.

    Lurve yas!!!! And thanks, as always,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Peacock for me
      2. I have Mikolas ahead of the guys you listed in #1
      3. I’m streaming Freddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lurves!

      How ya been? You disappear often

      1. Agree with DT
      2. Agree with DT
      3. Skaggs

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Thank you, sir! Sorry for disappearing, but know I still lurve you. I think I once told you my profession in a private correspondence (when my full name was showing up in here), so you might recall this is a crazy time for me!

        DT, thank you, too. And sorry about the Freddy burnz.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Applying the lotion vigorously as I type

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Whoa whoa whoa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yes, be well!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Once Cinco de Mayo decorations are up all over you’ll calm down nicely

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      3. I regret this decision

  35. Boognish says:
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    14 tm 6×6 (ops & k/bb) keep 15 forever

    My fried for his nate lowe?

    I am rebuilding and position agnostic.

    Thx!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. chris says:
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    hello Grey,

    Do you think Dahl will pick you and finally start living to his potential?

    would you trade:

    Give: Boyd + Greg Holland
    Get: Dahl

    thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dahl for me but it’s fair and needs based…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  37. crimedog says:
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    Now we know why the Indians went into rebuild mode. They can see into the future and knew their generational pitching staff would all get hurt and didn’t need an offense to go with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, classic foresight!

  38. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – working on some spring cleaning in my weekly league (12 team keeper) roster…

    1. On the wire is Odorizzi, Bassitt, Samardzija, and Merrill Kelly.

    Would you drop Woodruff, Sabathia (though he has a 2 start week v SEA and @TB), or Lucchesi for any of these guys?

    I also have Treinen and 3 mostly closers in Alvarado / Braiser / Neris (and only start 2-3 closers).

    2. Are you holding Goodrum in 12 teamers? I’m not really sure how I feel about him…(guys like Keke and Fletcher etc are on and off the wire from week to week, but always someone of that type around).

    3. Currently rocking Jay Bruce and Tapia. Seems like both are still holds. Bruce and that power is great even if he’s Adam Dunn (though that sub-.200 BABIP has to come up at least a bit) + Tapia has 6 COL games next week (if he starts most). Other options on the wire are Goodwin, Melky, Thames, Desmond (LOL!), Dyson, Keke, Kiermeier,

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d want Kelly over Sabathia but all 6 of those guys are probably in 12 team streamer territory…just play the match ups.

      2. Grab Kike over Goodrum

      3. I’d grab Desmond over Bruce for those Coors games…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda,

      1. Odorizzi, Bassitt over Woodruff/Sabathia

      2. Nah

      3. Agree with DT

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks + nice video stats!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  39. SallyCips says:
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    Steve Wilkerson, Richie Martin, Joey Rickard, Anthony Santander???

    This has to be an Aerosmith cover band, right? I swear I could not place the team these guys are on if you paid me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, one of those Rock n Roll Hall of Fame superbands

  40. Lindorphins says:
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    Drafted Stroman last year, said I’d never have anything to do with him again, accepted a trade with him coming to me as (a smaller) part of it, and he turns right back into a chumpkin the first time I use him. The Stromance is officially over, and this time it really is for good! (Adds to watch list…checks periodically…continues to have feelings for when sexy new stats are posted…)

    Gregory Polanco or Harrison Bader ROS? Thanks!

    • Lindorphins says:
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      Sorry – meant to include Inciarte in that list, asking how you’d rank him, Polanco and Bader ROS. Thanks again!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Inciarte, Bader, Polanco for me

      • Lindorphins says:
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        Thanks, DT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Polanco, but last two flip coin — I don’t like Stroman at all, not sure why you owned him, wasn’t my doing

  41. Chud says:
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    SP ROS:

    Wheeler vs Domingo German.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    Better bang for my buck –
    1. Trading away Greg Holland for Eugenio Suarez?
    -OR 2. Trading away Greg Holland+Justin Turner for Machado?
    3. Do I win either trade?

    My OF sucks – Betts, Dahl, Puig, Winker, Ender… trying to build a super infield.
    You know my guys are underperforming when Grey’s scrubmarine Santana is one of my best hitters.
    Talk me off the ledge guys

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Go with #2. You win both in a landslide IMO.

      • Murph says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better bang for my buck fave HGTV show

      Agree with DT

      • Murph says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. lzack1 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Drop Reddick or Mazara for Franmil Reyes? Or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil over Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • lzack1 says:
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        Thank you both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Martin Perez or Beeks for upside?

    • Wonderk1nd says:
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      Also Is Tyler needs worth grabbing in a 14 team standard yahoo? He’s getting called for start tomorrow

      • Wonderk1nd says:
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        Tyler beede *

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Pass

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I prefer Beeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  45. First Time Caller says:
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    R Hill, Minor, Matz or D German?

    Chavis, Grichuk, Goodwin, Braun, or G Polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

      Polanco/Chavis

  46. Yu says:
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    Drop Lucchesi for one of the following or hold?

    Montas
    Strahm
    Eickhoff
    Reynaldo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d grab Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding Lucchesi

  47. mcmi11ions says:
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    Fred Willard said “Wha’ happand” and “I got a weel wed wagon” and “I don’t think sooOOoo”. You should get new fact checking gerbals.

    bee-tee-dubs…. I landed Mondesi in a trade before the season for Severino straight up. I owe you a daquiri…wait… you don’t drink them anymore. I owe you a La Croix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! You’re right, my B…That angers me I switched them

      Mondesi!

      Need La Croix in my mouth!

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I was drinking the Pamplemousse on the Razz Pod the other day, I never stray from the Pamp

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dude, you thought I was drinking Pepto! You didn’t even recognize the Croix

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            I know, it was my bad.

            I did want to show you my can as a Croix-Bro, but Donkey Breath was taking a shower and I wasn’t sure if she might stroll thru the background half naked…that’s why my webcam went dark later in the show.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We’re Croix-Bros, nothing to be ashamed of

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                Well I didn’t know that at the time!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  C’mon, we Croix-bros!

                  • Donkey Teeth

                    Donkey Teeth says:
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                    I’ll send you a pic of my cabinet full of the pample when I get home…that’s just as good as a topless shot of DB.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I have an entire fridge full with dozens of flavors, step off!

                  • Donkey Teeth

                    Donkey Teeth says:
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                    Croix-bro, what are you wasting your time with all those other flavors for??

                    I have 3 cases in reserve at all times. Stop fronting, it’s unbecoming of a Croix-bro.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, Croix-bro, have you even had Peach-Pear, that shizz puts the eff in effervescent

                  • Donkey Teeth

                    Donkey Teeth says:
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                    I had the Peach-Pear accidentally one time. It’s too much flavor for my refined palate…

                    It’s OK, no judgment. Still Croix-bros for life.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Croix-bros *daps fist*

  48. PB&J says:
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    Hi Grey!

    My Matz for his Nomar Mazara. Thought?

    Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

  49. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 team roto – I have Osuna, Parker, Robles and Leclerc.

    Swarzak, Buttery and Peralta are out there but I’m inclined to hold Leclerc on the theory that he gets the job back.

    Thoughts?

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      Luke Jackson is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttrey over Leclerc

  50. Jayrod says:
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    I feel you are pretty skeptical with Vazques.. I am as well, don’t believe the pop, yet..

    In AL only league,

    C Vazquez
    J McCann
    M Zunino

    I’m leading with Zun the nun but the other two are close.. all better than C Greiner that I’m rocking..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  51. Kingslayer says:
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    AL Only… Drop Kyle Tucker for Skye Bolt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, what’s with the 15 Skye Bolt questions today? Did something happen? Did the A’s say they’re promoting him?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        They did…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I see now

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It was 8 AM my time, need a little heads up shizz went down

            • Kingslayer says:
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              If Kyle Tucker blows up for the Astros this year I am printing this thread out and leaving it behind as my suicide note because I dropped him for Skye *BLEEPIN* Bolt.

              /end dramatic sarcasm

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HAHA

  52. Dr Chym says:
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    Morning,

    I was offered Snell for Xander and Minor. I really haven’t thought about moving Xander and Minor has been solid. Plus Snell’s got that toe jam going on. What’s making me consider it is that Jose Peraza is sitting out on waivers and I’m a Joe P fan.

    It’s a 6×6 (OPS/QS) head-to-head league. Trade analyzer says yes plus if I factor in Jose P it seems like more of a yes. I just don’t want to do it.

    Lastly – I follow the plan and don’t draft pitchers until late (yet have the best pitching in the league, thank you sir). Snell would join: Castillo, Berrios, German M, Beiber as the core.

    Need some pert advice.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice on the pitching!

      Don’t tell anyone who says you need a top SP, it’ll confuse them

      I’d want Bogaerts

  53. EG says:
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    Minter over Jeffress, Elias or Robles for saves? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  54. Jaca says:
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    Morning Grey! Couple questions for you; Yahoo 12 team 5×5 roto(avg):

    1). Dropped Myers for Kluber (open IL slot, other IL spot taken by Clevinger actually)–ill advised or okay move? Other OF/3B are Rosario, Domingo, Dahl, Puig, Andujar, Shaw, Baez

    2). Thinking of offering a trade sending away Domingo Santana and Robbie Ray or Lucchesi for Wheeler, Buehler, Berrios, or Greinke–like any of these more than the other?

    3). Can you rank these guys ROS? I have done the same with the ROS rankings tool but I wanted your take:
    Puig, Dahl, Domingo Santana, Castellanos, Senzel, Shaw, Tatis Jr, Eloy

    4). Are you starting Lucceshi against LA next time out? Im holding him like you are

    5). Why tf is Brad Peacock not owned more? has a sub-3.7 ERA and sub-1.20 WHIP going on 4 years now and plays on a team where he has a good chance for a win every time out. If Lucchesi gets blown up again in the aforementioned start would you drop him for Peacock?

    Thanks for all you do and sorry for 5,000 questions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Doesn’t sound great 2. Wheeler if you must 3. Shaw, Dahl, Domingo 4. Yes 5. Yup

      • Jaca says:
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        1. I have a couple of 30-40 base stealers and like you say Myers is more of a .230-.240 guy so he is just so replaceable with guys like Castellanos, Peraza, Senzel, Eloy on the wire was my justification

        2. Maybe I deal Ray/Lucchesi and Puig then, since you have Domingo valued more. Trying to get down to just one bench bat is why im trading

        3. Should I take the guys you didnt rank as a toss up?

        Thank u 3,000

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Gotcha 2. Okay 3. Yeah, toss uppy

          No problem x 3000

  55. Dude at Dudes says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 12 $260 budget.

    My Lindor ($7) for his Scherzer ($35), Giles ($20), E. Escobar ($20) I might be able to squeeze him for R. Ray ($35) or Darvish ($26).

    My current staff: Bauer ($23), Buehler ($16), German ($17), Musgrove ($20)

    Should I take the deal? Hurts losing Lindor but this is a haul.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he’s chump dumping you

  56. Barry says:
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    Hello All,

    Romo, Buttrey, and Kelley on the wire to replace Leclerc.

    1) what order should I bid on?

    2) Drop Leclerc or stash and drop M. Kelly?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Romo, Buttrey 2. Drop Leclerc

  57. Dave D says:
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    Gotta love Ausmus going back to Buttrey. Maybe he’s simply trying to spite fantasy owners or anyone with common sense. He also batted LaStella leadoff after finally giving up on Calhoun there. It worked out last night but Fletcher again buried at 9-hole. I mean, why have a good contact hitter with speed lead off in front of Trout. I’ve had too many injuries to drop Fletcher but riding the pine for three games before yesterday was frustrating and now Assmunch has stopped playing Fletcher in LF and handed the starting job to Goodwin. Ugh! I might reluctantly drop him in places on Sunday if things don’t improve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda think…and this might sound crazy…but Ausmus has no game plan whatsoever, whoever’s pitching in the 9th, cest la vie

      • Dave D says:
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        You might be right. It wouldn’t suprise me at all. It seems like that at times. Clearly, Eppler has no plan except to possibly sign a half dozen below average players each offseason instead of good starting pitching which we’ve needed for a decade. I’m not resting my hopes on Canning either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously! They have no plan at all

  58. J Kev says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Available Free Agents (prob not for long):
    Shaw (1B,2B,3B) – Possibly coming out of April funk?
    Aguilar (1B) – Also possibly coming out of April funk?
    Andujar (3B) – DL now, but soon to be activated
    Senzel (3B) – NA now, but soon to be activated

    1. Should I drop McNeil for Shaw?
    2. Make any other moves here?

    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Bat Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG

    C: Molina
    1B: Hoskins (1B,OF)
    2B: Chavis (2B,3B)
    3B: H. Dozier (1B,3B)
    SS: Machado (3B,SS)
    CI: Alonso (1B)
    MI: Segura (SS)
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Soto
    OF: Rosario
    OF: Conforto
    OF: Gallo (1B,OF)
    UT: Cruz (UTIL)
    BN: D. Santana (OF), McNeil (2B,3B,OF)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Meh, I don’t see who else you’d drop

  59. MW says:
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    Grey, love the Leclerc blurb, which means I know too much about pop culture. ¯\_(?)_/¯

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, yup!

  60. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    similar question a before…

    would you trade:

    Give: Boyd + Trevor Williams

    for

    Get: Dahl + Gio gonzalez

    thanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  61. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Trout has reached base in 28 straight games this season. Hes #26 on the razzball player rater. he’s the best player for reality baseball but for Fantasy Baseball he’s very overrated. The last 15 days according to mlb.com he has one home run and a 250 batting average with tons of walks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Cool, a 15 day sample size.

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        I actually meant 15 games but point taken.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him for Danny Santana

      • William Hung says:
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        Drop him for Benny Agbayani

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always!

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        Haha, im just saying hes overrated for standard fantasy, he may even still be the best fantasy player but people think he can work magic on their fantasy teams. Hes underwhelming in 5×5 compared to expectations. Also consider his batting avg while good, carries less weight than an ordinary fantasy player becasue he walks so much, his avg has less overall impact. If you can get like a trevor stroy and a zach wheeler for him in a trade in a 5×5 i think thats a win for the story side.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, I own him for the 1st time I think ever, he has been slightly underwhelming so far

          • Ivan Make Basket says:
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            Shop his a$$. Go after a huge haul. it’s crazy what people will give up to get him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Have him in NFBC where there’s no trades

            • Dave D says:
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              Clearly the Angels think so too. He’s enough. No need for an ace or two. If you have the best every day player signed for life you don’t need anything else, right?

              I was secretly wishing for Trout, before he signed the new deal, to demand they improve and wait for them making some smart acquisitions before committing. Too bad he didn’t use that leverage. It may have been our only hope.

  62. Hugman says:
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    Sup Greyson,
    Kieboom looked AWFUL in the field yesterday. Just saying since y’all had that talk about his playing time on the pod.

    Getting pinched on DL spots (still DL in yahoo!). Am I a fool for holding onto Hunter Strickland? I have Kingery taking up a bench spot and my other DL is Tatis Jr.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha, I don’t know his fielding (I don’t know anyone’s, except maybe the bad ones and great ones)

      Must be a deep league, but if you held him this long… Kingery’s back any day now too

  63. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    The “Snell of Raypalm in the morning…………..”

    well done!…………if you have kids if feel bad for them you must take “Dad Jokes” to the extreme.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The title was Rudy, and he has kids

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Good Title Rudy!

        • thanks…and i make so many dad jokes…

  64. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    Someone dropped Kimbrel and if I don’t grab him I’m sure there is another manager that will scoop him up and wait. I’ve got a bunch of questions marks and have no clue if I hold or swap them for wire guys:
    Laureano, Leclerc (RP), Jeffress (RP)

    Should I drop all 3 and swap with 3 wire guys, who are the 3 you’d pick up. Is it worth it to stash one of those rookie pitchers now (Gallen or Cease ?) or maybe Biggio ?

    Waiver:
    HIT – R. Braun, M. Kepler, E. Hosmer, J. Martinez, ,J. Reddick, D. Santana, K Schwarber, R. Tapia, E. Sogard, J. Reddick, C. Biggio (NA), B. Hamilton, C. Hernandez, J. Soler I. Happ (NA), J. Mateo (NA), L. Forsythe, D. Smith Jr., G. Sparkman

    SP – J. Eickhoff, B. Honeywell (NA), K. Gibson, Z. Gallen (NA), S. Cease (NA), M. PerezN. Eovaldi(DL), M. Keller (NA), J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), S. Newcomb (NA), M. Wacha, A. DeScalfani, J. Urena, C. Bassitt, D. Pomeranz,

    RP – C. Kimbrel (waivers), R. Braiser, A.J. Minter, P. Strop, D. Robertson, B. Parker, H. Neris, E. Pagan

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – C. Keiboom
    BN – R. Laureano
    BN – H. Dozier
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – J. Jeffress (RP)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)
    DL – J. Nelson (10-DAY)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, your team went south fast… I’d lose Jeffress, Leclerc for Braiser and Strop… forget Kimbrel

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not your team going south, but those two RPs, sounds harsh in retrospect

        • MarvPesos

          marv says:
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          hahaha, it is true though about my team overall as well (sadly), beautiful team on paper at the start, it’s been a rough go (but I guess many people can say that). I guess a follow up would be, should I grab Braiser and just rock (4) RP’s for now and use the second pick up to help my bats (which have not been putting up the numbers recently).

  65. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    I was offered Yoan Moncada (ranked 24 in our league) for my Tyler Glasnow (ranked 12 in our league).

    My common sense instinct says no. However, if I did it, my offense would be solid through and through. Currently I have:

    C Realmuto
    1 Rizzo
    2 Baez
    3 Muncy
    SS J Polanco
    LF Hoskins
    CF Harper
    RF Conforto
    OF Benintendi
    Util C Walker

    DL Rendon
    DL Meadows

    So ideally, if I did this when my DL guys come back I would have Rendon instead of Muncy, Meadows instead of Walker, and Moncada instead of J Polanco (shift Baez to SS, Moncada @ 2nd).

    My SPs are:
    Lester
    Strasburg
    Boyd
    Glasnow
    Bieber
    Musgrove
    Soroka
    Happ

    DL Clevinger

    Worth it, or not, as Glasnow may be a Cy Young candidate at this pace?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Glasnow

  66. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    In my H2H league i who would you start at utility next Muchado or Correa? Correa is a streak Muchado not doing much but both trends can’t last.

    Correa has: junis, Duffy, Lopez, Lynn,S. Miller and Minor

    Muchado: Degrom, Syndergaard, Matz, Freeland, Marquez, Senzatela

    Seems like Muchado is facing better pitcher but he has batted .444, 667,.375. 333 and 1000 against that group so far this year.

    i’m thinking Muchado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  67. Lamb Chops says:
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    Corey Seager is Baaaaad! 1 for his last 24.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I don’t own him and Kris Bryant

  68. Scott says:
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    Hey, Grey (and others)…was wondering if you can help with my starters today. Can only start three (standard 5×5, plus QS).

    Thor, Price, Strasburg, Morton

    Was leaning towards sitting Thor, but Cincy can’t hit. On the other side of things, there appear to be some weather concerns with both the Wash and Bost games, so….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are they facing

      • Scott says:
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        Mahle, Giolito, D.Hudson and Duffy. Also should clarify that the “standard 5×5” is not so standard…Losses instead of Wins. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, tough call… I guess sit Morton

  69. The Harrow says:
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    anybody else since yesterday no longer to look up next period probable pitchers in espn? when i input the link to show them it says “doesn’t pass filters”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t have any leagues at ESPN this year

      • Dave D says:
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        Congrats!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      I don’t expect much updating or any better quality from ESPN going forward. Its clear they cut funding and don’t plan to create a better UI. I get it, since noone pays to use the site for fantasy. I decided to only play ESPN leagues this year b/c I wanted to stick to one platform and I wanted one with a useable app on my iphone. Well the ESPN app is slow as fug and nearly as downgraded as the website on my laptop.

      Razz made the right call getting away from ESPN. I guess its Fantrax or NFBC only for me next year. Hopefully the Fantrax experience on the phone has gotten better this year? Or it will for next year? There is a gigantic opportunity for them, with ESPN clearly preferring to spend elsewhere.

      One of the most annoying things about the ESPN website right now is the top of the site, where all the drop downs are breathing down your neck for cheap clicks. I can’t tell you the amount of times i accidentally clicked through to their ESPN MMA site or land on MLS soccer standings when I was just trying to click something towards the top of my fantasy homepage.

      • The Harrow says:
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        i know from others in my leagues that are fantrax regs that the best thing to do if using a phone is to use safari from the phone, then access fantrax page. doing this results in the same abilities you’d have from a computer, and from a computer fantrax is fine.

        – on this espn not showing probable pitchers, why did it just yesterday start to no show them though?

        – espn still at least has a customer online chat service, which is FAR better than anything yahoo’s ever had. contacting yahoo for anything at all is akin to finding the wiz of oz and getting help from him. but then if we compare fantrax to anybody else it’s not close, you actually contact by email a real human, usually very quickly (unless on sunday, they are NOT good at getting back on sundays); you can actually get players added or correct positions fixed if a position is wrong (these issues are very rare in fantrax anyway though). once in fantrax (free league too) i got a player fixed in hockey fantasy to his correct position in literally 25 minutes from the time i emailed them. i had to supply proof of course of what i was saying, but it was clear this player wasn’t what they had him to be and they agreed and fixed it immediately.
        basically fantrax is a fantasy site run by fantasy nerds like us. i know if i ran a site it’d be done just like them.

        • The Harrow says:
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          it now shows the probable pitchers for tomorrow, so it’s back.

  70. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    White Walker or Carlos Santana ros OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  71. Hiker Boy says:
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    I was offered Rizzo and Paddack for my Nola and Soroka.

    I have N. Lowe and C. Walker as my 1B rotating and my SP’s are Nola, Kluber?, Thor, Corbin, Flaherty, Caleb, Soroka, Eickhoff, Marco G, Nelson and Cease.

    Would you counter with something else or accept it?

    • The Harrow says:
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      don’t know league size but with those pitchers you’d almost have to have depth issues in hitting unless a shallow league and keeper league. so don’t dump rizzo.

      • Hiker Boy says:
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        Did you read the comment?

        I am the Nola side. My 1B’s need an upgrade, but wasn’t sure if I should lose Nola and Soroka.

        It’s a 12 team OPS league.

        • The Harrow says:
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          sorry, it was obv. yeah rizzo side easily then. even with the kluber missing months news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

      • Hiker Boy says:
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        Okay thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. Prog Nation says:
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    Greetings Grey,
    Been patient with Hampson, but its wearing out. He’s not playing. Candidates to replace or hold.
    My team has been struggling with AVG/OBP and SLG.

    1) Chavis
    2) La Stella
    3) Kendrick
    4) Drury
    5) Galvis

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Appreciate it. Have ran stats on the number of email responses and advice you give to others and how things turned out? WAR (Wins After Reply). :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          WAR!

        • Prog Nation says:
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          Sorry, I meant have you ran stats. I haven’t ran em.

  73. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Good day to you. Pretty interested in Martin Perez. ALSO pretty interested in Jalen Beeks. Drop Brebbia for either one? Who do you prefer?

    Is Nate Lowe a pick up? over Yandy? B. Lowe? H dozier? Chavis? My thoughts are maybe over B Lowe since chavis will pick up 2 b eligibility soon enough. This thinking is however relying on the idea that chavis stays up and plays regularly. Love to hear your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Perez

      Nate over B Lowe

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Dave D says:
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        I am seriously hoping the Rays call up Josh Lowe in September to f*ck with us all. I’m not sure how he will want his name pronounced, however…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  74. William Hung says:
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    Can we see if Travis Shaw should get glasses or LASIK? That sub 10-bb rate combined with 33% K-rate is killing him. I think he knows he was Grey’s preseason MVP pick, and is trying too hard to live up to it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, so bad, he’s killing me

      • William Hung says:
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        I am praying to the Lord of Light, Faith of the Seven, Old Gods, New Gods, that Senzel really gets called up tomorrow so I can bench Shaw until he wakes up like Aguilar appears to be doing… Also, every time I look at Dahl’s stats, I think he’s slumping but then he also doesn’t appear to be… kinda of like a very poor man’s version of how Trea Turner’s season was last year, where there wasn’t a super hot streak or super cold streak – having said that, I wouldn’t mind a couple of HRs this week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With you, I hope Senzel’s up too

          • William Hung says:
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            Dahl heard me and answered the call

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I had him on my bench, I’m an idiot

              • William Hung says:
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                Shocking – i always thought you had no bench or just 1 bench bat

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Out of a draft, I have bench bats in-season

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Also, I didn’t mean to bench him, he was in on bench when he didn’t play yesterday… I forgot to change my lineup this morning bc I was helping people in comments

                    • CloudTown says:
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                      So selfless!

  75. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Traded for Snell yesterday.

    I feel like Robert Krafts attorneys trying not to get his massage video not released.

    EWW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  76. PetFed says:
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    Drop Profar for LeMahieu, DJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  77. KEVIN says:
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    W. Castillo or Zunino.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beef

  78. Shakin' not stirred says:
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    C Martin is still available on the waiver wire while Kelley got picked up (I picked up Luke Jackson in case he hops over Minter and I like his stats).

    Is Leclerc worth stashing since they have a contract and he could turn it around? Or should I drop him for Martin in the chance Martin gets saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Leclerc for Martin

  79. NYC says:
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    SON loves Freddy Peralta today. $16.

    What say you guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t have 100% faith from me

      • Dave D says:
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        I can’t imagine having faith in him at this point. He has given me nothing but abuse this year and fantasy PTSD.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, agreed

          • Dave D says:
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            I was wise enough (PTSD) to bench him x 4. One league I had choice of him, Ray @COL or Hendricks vs. STL. Went with Ray while crossing my fingers. Choices. I’m maybe speculating on Faria soon if I get some guys to come off IL. One regular NFBC league I have 7 players on IL.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Whew!

  80. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey!

    My dynasty rebuild team is in the crapper, as expected, and one of the contenders wants Thor or Berrios. I’d prefer to move the former. Would Pham or OZUNA be fair for Thor? Would Thor and Bader be too much to give up for one of those two? This guy has a hard on for Bader too.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which one is the former again? I’d take Ozuna

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        I’d rather move Thor than Berrios, mostly due to his age. So you’d do the Thor and Bader for Ozuna? Or am I giving up too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

          • TualatinTwoStep says:
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            Thanks man! Have a great weekend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s Thursday

  81. Justin Gallant says:
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    howdy…who do you like for the rest of the season?

    José Peraza, Ryan McMahon or Eric Thames

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  82. Cohen says:
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    Franmil or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  83. lwomack58 says:
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    Brantley for Wheeler-which side do you like best?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  84. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Would you trade Eloy, Senzel or Villar for Verdugo in a 14 team standard yahoo H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  85. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Everyone before the season: “Let the kids play!”

    *the kids are playing, pimping home runs, flipping bats, taunting opponents, etc*

    Everyone now: “This is disrespectful to the game of baseball! Throw a 99mph fastball at his skull immediately!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, I do prefer when kids play by not making noise, but I’m talking actual kids, not baseball players

  86. et says:
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    Did Dwight Smith Jr. really get a stolen base yesterday? Not showing in my Yahoo league stats, but when you click on the player notes it says he did. Thanks for the confusion Yahoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He did in 1st game, I believe… I could be wrong

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I think they ruled it a wild pitch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Hmm, my b then

        • et says:
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          Eff!

  87. Db says:
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    Who do I drop to get desclefani on my team vs giants twice next week

    C Alfaro
    1b Murphy
    2b mondesi
    3b Vlad
    If encarnacion
    Of Betts, reddick, Jose Martinez, soler
    Util Cruz, moose
    Bench Escobar, tucker

    P porcello, Skaggs, Marquez, mikolas, Alvarado, Greene, brasier, Kelley, urias, german, minor, Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  88. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    same stuff, different name:

    Gio Gonzalez or Aaron Sanchez – ROS?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  89. Brett says:
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    saves / holds league… Who you like more

    Jeffress, Robles or buttrey, kelley, trey wingenter?

    Thanks!

    • Brett says:
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      I currently own jeffress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttrey

  90. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Morning all. What do you think the chances of Cody Allen regaining his closer spot when and if he returns from IR. his stuff and experience warrants a second chance. Perhaps his back issue was the whole problem. Thanks

    • OaktownSteve

      OaktownSteve says:
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      Seems unlikely that he’ll get much better. There’s definitely been a downward arc in his stuff and performance. But that doesn’t mean they won’t give him a chance. I don’t think he’s going to be an asset either way though. Have you watched him this year? Just doesn’t look good. But Jesus, I think Greg Holland has a 0.00 ERA so who knows what can happen.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hey, Oaktown, Bolt’s PT?

        • OaktownSteve

          OaktownSteve says:
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          Should get most of the ABs in LF. It’s the A’s so hard to forecast a full time gig. Switch hitter with a little speed and pop. The local media saying he has really impressed at AAA. For sure worth a look to *ahem* try to catch lightning in a bottle.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA, nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll get the job back and under 12 saves on the year, stay away, not worth it

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        I currently own Buttrey and have an open IR spot I thought about just sticking Cody on it and see what happens. Thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • OaktownSteve

      OaktownSteve says:
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      Max Fried’s curve ball has to be one of the best pitches going in baseball right now. Very tight spin and so sharp he can throw it for strikes without fear of getting beat on a hanger. Very off speed and given his fastball velocity, he doesn’t have to bounce the curve to get swings and misses.

      Caleb Smith’s change up…Jesus. 60% whiffs per swing. Sixty percent of the time they swing at it they miss. Slider not far behind at 47% whiffs per swing. They both come out of that same arm slot, both at 83 mph to play off his 93 FBV. Then they just do crazy opposite things. He looks like such a tough at bat right now. Just a matter of health.

      Martin Perez. There’s lots of data out there that increases in velo are a good predictor of break outs. I think when you heard and saw him touch 97 in the spring you have to give that a good hard look. The Twins did such a good job with him, exactly what you do these days. Fixed his mechanics, cut the sinker usage way down and replaced it with a cutter. Gives him a weapon against right handers who have a career slugging of .451 against him. Interestingly, his splits have reversed so far this year, though the vLHB is a really small sample. Not only is the cutter a brand new pitch, so is the change up, which he’s learning from Johann Santana. He’s bumping up the usage slowly, but could be something that will generate even a little more swing and miss. He was so bad for so long that this one might be hard to buy, but it’s clearly supported by the narrative that things are very different as opposed to a month of good luck.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But what about Bolt?

  91. Brett says:
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    I currently own jeffress

    • Brett says:
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      Lol oops, my bad

  92. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, can you please rank these shallow league streamers for tomorrow for me please? Minor vs TOR (SON $7.2), Gausman @Mia ($15.7), Sonny Gray vs SF ($14.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  93. Blaster says:
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    Drop McHugh for Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. Jerry Kenly says:
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    Anyone not starting Berrios at home against Houston? SON -7.6

    I usually start my top Sp’s regardless of matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  95. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    Max Fried’s curve ball has to be one of the best pitches going in baseball right now. Very tight spin and so sharp he can throw it for strikes without fear of getting beat on a hanger. Very off speed and given his fastball velocity, he doesn’t have to bounce the curve to get swings and misses.

    Caleb Smith’s change up…Jesus. 60% whiffs per swing. Sixty percent of the time they swing at it they miss. Slider not far behind at 47% whiffs per swing. They both come out of that same arm slot, both at 83 mph to play off his 93 FBV. Then they just do crazy opposite things. He looks like such a tough at bat right now. Just a matter of health.

    Martin Perez. There’s lots of data out there that increases in velo are a good predictor of break outs. I think when you heard and saw him touch 97 in the spring you have to give that a good hard look. The Twins did such a good job with him, exactly what you do these days. Fixed his mechanics, cut the sinker usage way down and replaced it with a cutter. Gives him a weapon against right handers who have a career slugging of .451 against him. Interestingly, his splits have reversed so far this year, though the vLHB is a really small sample. Not only is the cutter a brand new pitch, so is the change up, which he’s learning from Johann Santana. He’s bumping up the usage slowly, but could be something that will generate even a little more swing and miss. He was so bad for so long that this one might be hard to buy, but it’s clearly supported by the narrative that things are very different as opposed to a month of good luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But what about Bolt’s PT?

      Agreed on all 3… Perez looks better than at any point, really interested in him — Smith and Fried are just dominant, they can beat anyone right now

  96. Trixkrey says:
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    Do you prefer Dahl or Domingo Santana more in a redraft 5×5 OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  97. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey, would you choose 3 between this SP to replace Klub (IL)-Velasquez-Kikuchi? (Yes, my pitchers completely sucks)

    Maeda
    Gausman
    Sonny Gray
    Peacock
    Aaron Sanchez
    Skaggs
    Bassitt
    Eickhoff
    DeSclafani
    Martin Perez
    Pomeranz
    Beeks
    Turnbull

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, Peacock, Perez

      • Ciwa says:
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        Peacock today: 3.2IP ,8 hits, 7 ER, 2BB, 2 K vs Twins

        Still putting a claim on him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, eff it

          • Ciwa says:
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            What about picking up one between Desclafani,Sonnyboy or Bassitt instead of Peacock? Or i should hold on Velasquez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bassitt

  98. Matty says:
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    I haven’t watched enough Cubs games this year to have a sense (nor do I trust my scouting ability outside of knowing if a player passes the eye test); do folks think it’s a buy-low opportunity on Bryant? Or should I be pretending he’s turned a corner and selling the shares I do have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He might be hurt, impossible to know

  99. 1 of 5 says:
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    12 team H2H OBP league. Looking at add more Ks and hopefully, more saves. Should I drop Kolton Wong or Avisail Garcia for Beeks or Ian Kennedy? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, both if bench bats

  100. vee says:
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    Sup Grey,

    your call on Baez in pre-season rankings has been absolute fire thus far. he dropped so low and i snagged him at 21st pick. Thanks again

    1) stream odorizzi @ NYY or Bassit @ PIT on saturday?
    2) Jeffress worth holding on to still? Hader seems to be recovering from his homer-fest
    3) are Trevor Williams and Jordan Lyles both droppable for streaming?

    Thanks m8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! 1. Bassitt 2. Drop 3. Drop

  101. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Aswesome write-up as always, Grey. Thanks for swaying my opinion to keep $15 Adalberto in my dynasty this year. *Insert pic of old guy with cow labeled adalberto*

    Just looking for an opinion here…Read all the time in the comments people asking whether to bench a pitcher or not. In a *H2H category league* I never find it reasonable to bench a pitcher. I could concede my argument for a guy like Darvish when he was major struggling having to pitch in Coors or something like that. Otherwise, to me it just seems common sense to start every pitcher in your lineup ALWAYS, especially in a 6×6 with QS. You never know what can happen, and if you are seriously considering just having him ride the bench like in a situation (idk take a random matchup this year where people thought he’d get bombed) Rodon @ NYY why are you even holding him? Are there any other exceptions you can think of, Grey & DT?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      *in a situation like*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      I bench my starters sometimes, and it backfires sometimes too… Matz is in MIL and I have an IP cap, so I’m benching him there

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Ok with an innings cap, yes that makes sense. I guess there are just so many formats it’s really a gut call based on the structure. I have Matz too…I’ll be starting him ;) Love what he’s doing this year and his peripherals look solid. With his inconsistencies since his rookie year I could see him still being slept on, but his minor league numbers are too good to be passed up if he can finally reach his potential. Owning him for at least a couple more weeks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Matz a lot too, but in MIL isn’t worth it in my circumstances

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            …but I hear ya

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            Agreed

  102. knucks says:
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    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    Voit and Daniel Murphy
    Vlad and Hunter Dozier

    Lopsided? I just landed the Vlad side, my only share of him this year. And I’m ready to take a half day at work and party. Would that be an overreaction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad, sounds solid

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Overreaction right now tho yes

  103. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Lose McHugh for Strahm, Matz, hold, or stream?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  104. Frank X says:
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    I’m in a 11 team NL only (5×5) league with LIMITED transactions (like 1x a month). I need to pick up a free agent SP. Who do you like as the top 3 or so for rest of season from these available?
    Soroka, Mike
    Smith, Caleb
    Gray, Sonny
    Fried, Max
    Lyles, Jordan
    Eickhoff, Jerad
    DeSclafani, Anthony

    Or would it be better to speculate on saves with someone like Jacob Webb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  105. Donald says:
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    Senzel K.Marte D. Murphy J. Peraza. Need help ranking them for ROS. Thanks for all the great advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, Senzel, Murphy

  106. Cable says:
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    H/H points…… need to drop one

    T Shaw or Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  107. Cable says:
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    H/H points ……both M Olson and Ohtani back very soon can stash one now…which one ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  108. Lt says:
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    Grey!
    This might be too late in the day to catch you. Take anyones feedback.
    Thanks for the write up. My teams are dead on with your rankings and doing well. When do I start firing at buy low guys and are any guys in your opinion not worth chasing that are known commodities?
    Offer A. Mondesi and Flaherty for Bregman and Sale a stupid offer or am I stupid for wanting Sale. Just an example I could try. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with Sale, but buy lows are okay in some cases…

  109. Tyler says:
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    Hey Grey, wanted to get your thoughts in a trade offer.

    5 years into a 12 team, 18 player keeper league.

    What side do you like better?

    Jonathan Villar and a 2nd Rd pick or Orlando arcia and a 2nd rd pick for Casey Mize and a 4th.

    Ive got segura, dee Gordon, and tim Beckham as my other middle infielders. Price, Aaron Sanchez, Darvish (yikes), Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, Montas and newcomb as my current starters.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mize

  110. Sal says:
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    In my league the person that has lindor is in last place and needs pitching.. would you trade boegarts and say flahrety for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

      • sal says:
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        so you favor the lindor side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          yes

  111. Stumanji! says:
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    How much do we like Jalen Beeks: Streamer in 10 tm, own in 12 tm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  112. dau says:
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    Does Kingery get PT when he comes off IL? Can’t see where he fits in that lineup. McMahon seem like a safer bet. Also is MadBum anything more than a streamer at this point? Aaaand is there a term for horrible managers from a fantasy perspective—ala Dusty. Scioscia, Ausmus etc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum’s fine as a backend SP… Kingery has no place to play every day

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure on term yet, but open to ideas

  113. MW says:
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    Any thoughts on buying low on Mallex Smith for steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he in the majors?

      • MW says:
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        Haha, I mean for stashing purposes… you see him being in the minors for a while?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he’s promoted, he won’t play without an injury

  114. OaktownSteve says:
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    I got a lot right pitching-wise this year. But Freddy Peralta…not so much.

    The Reds offense is putrid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler is the most DFA-able player I’ve seen in a while

  115. Tristan says:
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    Two Part Question!

    I currently have Iglesias, Hicks, Kelley, and Leclerc as my closers. Would you drop Leclerc for Buttrey??

    Also, Wong or Peraza RTS?

    Thanks!!

  116. Moon Shots says:
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    Whats up Grey. Thanks as always for your notes. Riddle me this…in NL only 10 team am i buying low on Bryce? I think i could get it done…but not sure who to offer.

    Ive got:

    Contreras
    Alonso
    Shaw
    Kieboom
    Bryant
    Cutch
    Hoskins
    Bader
    McNeil
    Oneill
    Tatis DL
    Kingery DL
    Treat Urner DL
    Luis Urias NA

    Marquez
    Eflin
    Mikolas
    Weaver
    Soroka
    Morontoa
    Luke Jackson
    Corbin Burnes
    Pivetta NA

    Am i giving up Alonso and something else for Harper? Shaw and his slow start with Kieboom?

    Or am a barking up the wrong tree…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harper — Alonso and a small piece tho — like Jackson or Burnes

      • Court Vision says:
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        Arigato!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada!

  117. William Hung says:
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    Peacock – what a dick performance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you don’t have Freddy too

      • William Hung says:
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        no just peacock – he couldn’t execute any pitches in the 3rd

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m watching Peralta get run over

          • William Hung says:
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            and Shaw demonstrate his amazing warning track power

  118. Play Ball says:
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    Pete Alonso or Gallo ROS?

    Luis Castillo or Musgrove ROS?

    Standard roto – QS instead of wins for pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo — Castillo

      • Play Ball says:
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        Walker Buehler or Castillo ros?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Castillo

  119. RobMac says:
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    I know how you feel about J-Ram but do you think trying to get him straight up for Ozuna is a good buy low?

    11 team roto 6×6 OBP

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jo-Ram, but fair

  120. herschel says:
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    @Grey: i see Giancarlo is sitting on top of buysellatops. you buying as well? conforto for giancarlo too much?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton, but buying injuries is risky

  121. Luke says:
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    Would you move Judge and Clevinger for Story and a mid range pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • William Hung says:
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        let us know if this trade works

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What trade

  122. erad says:
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    My team is basically Hunter Dozier then everyone else

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too! Sigh

  123. Moneyball says:
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    9 touchdowns now in 16 games.
    Glad I didn’t drop Torenado early on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You were gonna drop him?

    • Moneyball says:
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      Of course not. The amateurs ask if they should drop a guy after 1, 2 or 3 weeks into the season.

  124. erad says:
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    So I’ve owned Yandy pretty much the entire year, but every time I start him he goes 0-4

    lowercase yay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, he’s sneaky boring, right?

  125. ThE sHiT says:
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    Pete Alonso too much to give up for Caleb Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  126. Steve says:
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    Can you please rank for 14T mixed, daily H2H obp (used in UTIL/OF spots)

    Kieboom
    Tucker
    Vogelbach
    Tapia
    Profar
    A Gordon

    Have room for top 4. Will ditch some of them as Stanton, Trea & Dickerson come off the IL.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom
      Tucker
      Vogelbach
      Tapia

      prolly no idea who Tucker is

      • Steve says:
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        Tapia over Profar or A Gordon first?

        Cole Tucker, same answer? Wish he would start stealing…

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Tapia

  127. I am the Walrus says:
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    Shallow 10 team redraft league. Drop Luchesi for Descalafani or Ordorizzi or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for 1 more start

  128. kilkennybrian says:
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    I’m in an 8team, 6×6 league that allows you to keep 10 players

    I’ve had the fortune of drafting both Kluber and Clevinger. Considering how deep FA is, should I drop them both, one, or hold?

    They hold some keeper value, but obviously not tons. I don’t want to regret dropping them. What say you, almighty Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose them

  129. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m a loser Kluber owner, so I’m hitting the wire to replace him. Can you rank who you’d prefer out of these guys (or at least give me your top 3)? Our rules prevent crazy streaming, so I’m hoping to get the guy most likely to be the best ROS as opposed to just a hot schmotato.

    Gausman
    Minor
    Pablo Lopez
    Montas
    Jimmy Nelson
    Luke Weaver
    Trevor Williams
    Jordan Lyles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver, Gausman, Minor

  130. Perfect Game says:
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    1. Is Buehler and Pete Alonso a fair offer to the Bryce Harper owner?
    2. which side would you take?

    My other starters are Carrasco, Marqeuz, Cole, Folty, Flaherty.

    It’s a standard roto redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Seems a bit much

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Is just Pete Alonso for Harper fair or do I include another piece like Folty? Don’t want to insult the other owner and don’t want to over pay either. Harper isn’t a high average hitter and has only hit the 100 RBI mark once.

        • Can Trout be Traded? says:
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          Your going to have to add. Harper is an elite name. Name doesn’t always mean production but when it comes to trading most people want value for name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, but agree Harper’s too big of a name for that

          • Perfect Game says:
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            I also keep getting the same trade request where I give up Alonso for Jose Ramirez. I have Hoskins who can play 1B. But, Jose’s numbers are horrible going back to last August. The SB are tempting. But, have no idea what I would get in the other categories. And I have to ask why does he want to trade him away for Alonso so badly.

            I know you don’t like Ramirez. Should I reject it?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Jo-Ram

              • Perfect Game says:
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                I got to agreed upon deals. Which do I take and does either move the needle- Jo-Ram or Gallo for Alonso? Below is current roster. in a 10-team.

                Thanks for your advice. Greatly appreciated!!

                C Ramos
                1B Hoskins
                2B Albies
                3B Vlad
                SS Story
                OF Yelich
                OF Acuna
                OF Rosario
                UTIL Mondesi
                UTIL P. Alonso
                BENCH E. Escobar

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Jo-Ram

                  • Perfect Game says:
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                    Thanks a lot Grey!

  131. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, how long of of leash you give Puig, castellanos kieboom and joc?

    Chavis still sitting out on free agency.

    My outfield
    Bellinger
    Comforto
    Ozuna
    Santana Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis over Kieboom

    • krazyivan says:
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      I’m dropping Puig. He belongs in minors. No one in my League would pick him up anyway. All the years of refusing to listen to coaches and generally care about basic fundamentals has caught up to him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

  132. Jerseyjon says:
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    10 team h2h Would you burn #1 waiver spot for Kluber. We have 3 DL spots?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    12tm h2h sv+hld with k and k\9 Ottavino or Wingeter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

  134. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Which of my lottery ticketSS would you give up for a streaming spot: Tucker or Kieboom?

    Mondesi is currently starting at SS, so this is a bench spot (or fill-in if I get blown away by an offer for Mondesi)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

      • goodfold2 says:
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        me guessing this is from the playing time risk (treat urner swinging a bat today, nobody is swinging anything that would result in tucker losing time)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          that and speed translates immediately, hit tools/power (re: kieboom) sometimes that stuff takes longer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  135. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    Mr. Grey Albright. Would you take Altuve for Mondesi cuz that’s exactly what I got offered on one of my leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had Altuve above Mondesi in preseason and nothing’s changed

  136. Uncle Ernie says:
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    His Gerrit Cole and Goldschmidt for my Musgrove, Rendon and either Strop or Parker. I love Musgrove but regression fairies may call soon. I see Goldschmidt as slight upgrade over Rendon. Solid deal to you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side, send Parker

  137. goodfold2 says:
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    pannone or gagnon in 30 team dynasty with holds? both have decent (actually awesome for FA WW types) FIPs. and yes these are the best FA availalbe, pannone actually i’m surprised IS available. my other pitchers are:
    SP: sale, yarbrough (cannot minor due to innings), davies, quintana, the 2 lopezes (WSOX and MIA)
    RP (room for 6 per day): duke, melancon, parker, v.alcantara, kelley, (and a blank spot since i have rosenthal in IR slot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pannone

  138. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Who do you think takes Klubers spot in Indians rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jefry

      • goodfold2 says:
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        he was already getting the spot vacated by clevinger on the 7th, wonder who the new 5th guy is, cody anderson me thinks.

  139. goodfold2 says:
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    deep league with QS. which 2 out of:
    lynn (SON likes him mostly this year, his FIP is way better than it’s been in a long time as well)
    p.lopez (already have him)
    jefry rod
    duplantier (almost certainly the guy getting godley’s spot)

  140. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Another one for you. A better bet to turn things around, Andrew Miller or AJ Minter, looking for saves and holds..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minter

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Thanks, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  141. Jt says:
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    Sat straham for eikoff were we expecting straham to throw like that today? 4 straight starts without a walk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In ATL? No

  142. Chin Music says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Should I be worried about Puig in my 12 team keeper league? He has been a keeper most of his career, but Ii added him on the waiver wire earlier this season after I was unsuccessful in trying to deal for him this past offseason. This was the 2nd time in 2 seasons a team manager had cut bait and waived him (my waiver claim was unsuccessful last season). I still think that Cincy offense will click at some point, and could be pretty fearsome when Senzel and Scooter join the mix. The other side of the debate is whether Puig is the offensive Strasburg – the days you acquire and unload being the best days. I don’t have to rely on him in my starting lineup, since I tend to roll with Soto/Pham/Conforto respectively at LF/CF/RF (Conforto qualifies at all three, so I can rotate him for flexibility). I’ve been rotating Abreu, Vogelbach and Puig between 1B, U and filling in for the other OFs. My starting pitching is really thin (hitting is strong, though), and is my biggest need area, but the FA market for SPs is about as thin as I can ever recall. On the other hand, I don’t really have a need at 1B, but Nate Lowe is still sitting out there. Add him anyway for Puig? Batter walks, OBP and batter Ks are all categories, so plate discipline has added importance. I see Vogelbach and Lowe as similar in that respect. Thoughts on holding/dropping Puig, moving on Lowe, Lowe vs. Vogelbach, etc.? Longterm, I’m probably no better than a 3rd or 4th place team this year, but I have Clevinger and Buehler to build around now, with Whitley, Alex Reyes and Gore stashed away, so I expect much bigger things for my team in 2020.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Puig

      • Chin Music says:
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        Thanks. Thank you for remaining strong during my moment of doubt!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope he pays off too!

    • Chin Music says:
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      *correction: batter walks not a category — obp, xbh, and batter K are the extra hitting categories.

  143. CP says:
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    Tapia or kingery ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  144. Hello Rockview says:
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    10 team keep 12 guy dynasty with deep benches

    Thoughts on swapping out Lowe or Piscotty for Peraza? I’ve been playing Lowe as my regular 2B. It would add some SB to my team.

    C Realmuto
    1b abreu
    2b B. Lowe
    3b Diaz
    SS bregman
    OF Soto
    OF JD
    OF Santana
    Util – Bogaerts
    Util – Voit
    Bench – H. Dozier, Shaw, F. Reyes, Cano, Piscotty
    IL – Rendon, Hicks

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe for Peraza

  145. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    WAS manager really is stupid, 2 outs, 2 on, 1 run 8th inning lead, bader up. bader, a guy who’s got like around 200 OPS points careerwise better against lefties rather than righties, bearclaw had looked pretty good too this inning. brings the pixies album in now.

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      if that goldy check swing to K is really an objective swing than every check swing ever is a K.

      • CloudTown says:
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        That was so bad, bring on the robot umps!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, was watching it… You prolly are listening to St. Louis announcers since that’s where you are, but Nats announcers are painful

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        in my experience pretty much everybody except vin scully is at least somewhat painful. however, one of the STL guys did some kind of impression (i’m not sure who it was supposed to be, i think a player from a long time ago, but might’ve been an announcer from long ago) that sounded EXACTLY like when jonah hill did woody harrelson in the made up movie pineapple express 2 in this is the end, here:

  146. krazyivan says:
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    What is the deal with your website and pop up adds. I paid for the Hittertron and SON service but can barely get there with the constant barrage of pop up adds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can go ad-free for $9.99

    • CloudTown says:
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      I’d give recommendations but honestly it’s not too tough to avoid ads/popups. A little googing will get you to the promised land. I do pay for ad free as well, worth every penny.

  147. William Hung says:
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    Senzel not in the lineup tonight – everyone on twitter-verse is buzzing about him getting called up for tomorrow’s game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he is

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      this was leaked or reported since roughly tuesday or so. of course it was ALSO leaked/reported a few weeks ago that it would be then so…. who knows. this time sounds more real as it has an actual date to it. outside of dynasties the only spot i have him is in a 20 team redraft with tons of extra hitting cats, can drop fatt adams now probably (well once he gets OF for sure)

  148. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    12 team 6×6 OPS and K/9 as added cats…

    Shaw or Wong? Jon Gray or Gausman?

    Thanks dude

  149. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Would dropping Encanarcian be reasonable in a 12 team league? I’d be picking up Senzel.

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’d not do that one.

  150. Primetime says:
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    Grey

    Is McCann the Catcher on the Sox over Castillo? Thinking about adding him over Zunino.

  151. Gotime says:
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    Limited weekly moves (3) in a weekly lock H2H cats with OBP. Based on my current lower end bats: Moreland, Inciarte, Castellanos (well maybe just slow start), and owning Alvarado, Buttery, Iglesias as relievers… You dropping anyone to pick up Tapia (next week 6 games @ Coors) or hold

  152. Andrew Mellars says:
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    In a H2H category league who do you want….Conforto, Gallo, Peraza, Senzel, Puig, Castellanos or Carpenter? Would you lose Happ or Maeda for Ray, Porcello, K Gibson or Aaron Sanchez? Thanks grey!

    • The Harrow says:
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      this has to be gallo or conforto independent of needs. if you can just add ray from FA don’t do it for @ COL. i think happ/maeda have starts before the next time gibson/porcello/AAron do. sounds like this is easily streamable here.

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