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Yabba Dabba Baddoo! Big Bad Baddoo Daddy! He’s a Baddoo Baddoo man! Who? Akil Baddoo, that’s who who. Whatchu gonna doo doo when Akil Baddoo comes for you you? You you have no answer because Baddoo makes the rooroo-ules. Don’t you you see see I’m Greybot3000 and and I am am malfunctioning…please oil my joints. Steam pours out of Greybot’s ears, slowly he falls over and puns mutter out onto the floor. Yikes, I might need a mechanic. So, Tigers have Grossman, the two outcome player leading off, then it just gets progressively worse until the 9th place hitter and Andre 3000’s ex namleganger, Baddoo. If I’m the Tigers, I’m staying the hell away from Joe Exotic, and I am not leaving Baddoo in the nine hole. Let my man sink or swim, and move him up to the three hole. He might be a hot schmotato, but he had a year at the tender age of 19 in Class A, where he hit 11 homers, and stole 24 bags. He’s never struggled with strikeouts, and actually could have a .360-ish OBP. With a 55-grade power tool and 60-grade speed, you might just sneak into a 25/20/.260 guy. Whatever the case, I grabbed him everywhere. Now let’s put on our pinstripe suit, patented leather shoes, and watch Big Bad Baddoo Daddy swing with their hit song, You & Me & Baddoo Makes 3. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Omar Narvaez – Was a bit surprised at how low he was going in drafts, and wish I had drafted him more, but that time is gone now. He’s still not rostered in nearly enough leagues, and it’s not often you can change something in this life, but you can change whether or not Omar Narvaez is on your team. True, profound change.

Max Stassi – I know what you’re likely thinking, isn’t Max Stassi the German pop group that dressed like the police and sang that song, “Move Your Bonn Bonn,” about the relocating of dissenters. Nein, men and five fraus, Stassi is a cheap power source for fantasy.

Nate Lowe – Technically, Sweet N. Lowe is rostered in more than 50% of ESPN leagues which excludes him from this post, but I make the rules, and I break them. What are you going to do, send the Max Stassi after me? No, you move your Bonn Bonn! Damn, that Max Stassi is catchy.

Colin Moran – Ya know what I figured out the other day? You think you’re starting a cult, but you’re really starting a documentary. But, related to fantasy, I also realized that we’re finding out if 2020’s stats were small samples or the start of something. Moran hit 10 HRs last year, and has come out of the gate hot. He might be a 25+ homer guy now, that everyone took for a 12-homer guy who got lucky last year.

Donovan Solano – Fun fact! Donovan Solano was born at a rave while a DJ mixed Here Comes the Sun with Season of the Witch. For deep leagues, Solano is a guy that will be more valuable than you think. For shallow leagues, you’re gonna struggle to hold him.

Jazz Chisholm – Worried that by the time May rolls around he’s going to be hitting .185 and people are gonna be like, “This is worst than Ken Burns’s 12-hour history of every Satchmo in history.”

Luis Arraez – All he does is hit for average, an exact opposite of Jazz. Call him Luis Hard Rock. Just not the one that is opened by Bruce Willis on a harmonica.

Zach McKinstry – McKinstry sounds like a late-90s NYC nightclub. “Do they play Luis Hard Rock there?” That’s someone asking about Zach McKinstry’s DJ. Any hoo! McKinstry is filling in for a few banged-up Dodgers. Speaking of which, Trevor Bauer’s agent has banged-up a few Dodgers, huh? Okay, okay, OKAY! As I was saying, McKinstry is playing, but isn’t much more than a warm body in deeper leagues, but he could hit for solid contact.

Jonathan India – Already gave you my Jonathan India fantasy. That was from before the season, so there was some iffiness in my voice on playing time, but it still makes sense.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – By the by, I put this column in order by position eligibility, but if you’re in a Yahoo league, and the Israel Diner-Falafel has catcher eligibility and isn’t rostered, your league isn’t paying attention. Change your bedsheets, ladies, and pack up that chickpea; it’s time to hit up the Diner-Falafel.

Ha-Seong Kim – I’ll be honest, have no idea what to make of this guy. I’m starting to think my Gladwell Blink reaction to him that I shouldn’t get excited because the KBO is about as good as Double-A — *cough* Dan Straily is Randy Johnson in the KBO *cough* — but Kim will see playing time now that Tatis is sidelined, so maybe give him a whirl.

Geraldo Perdomo – Here’s what I said the other day, “Called up by the Dbags and here’s what Prospect Itch had to say about the Italian coastal city Perdomo, ‘(He) got a lot of well-deserved love for being among the youngest players to hold his own in 2019’s Arizona Fall League. He reminds of a young Robinson Cano for the way he stands right on the top of the plate and uses that angle to his advantage, working deep counts and walking as much or more than he strikes out. It’s a little unfathomable that as a 19-year-old in High A, he walked 12.3 percent of the time while striking out in just 9.6 percent of his 114 plate appearances. This came after he split Ks and BBs right down the middle in A ball at 14.5 percent. He might have to get a little more aggressive in his approach as he gets attacked in the zone at the higher levels, but if ain’t broke . . . .Speaking of which, I’d like to break Grey.’ What the eff, my dude? So, would the Diamondbacks call up one of their top prospects for only a week or two, or are they just not telling us Nick WebMD is going to be out for much longer? I’m not sure, but I put in waiver claims on Perdomo in NL-Only leagues, and am monocle’ing in mixed leagues.” And that’s me quoting me quoting Itch!

David Dahl – The other day someone said, and apologies forgetting who, that Dahl might stay healthy because he was out of Colorado; there is some science that says it’s harder to stay healthy at that attitude. Maybe there’s something to it. Don’t know, and barely, just barely, care.

Tyler O’Neill – Okay, let’s cut out the jibber-jabbering. Here it is nice and simple like Minnie Pearl would’ve wanted it:  Tyler O’Neill can hit 35 homers this year.

Kyle Isbel – Wouldn’t mind if he fought a little harder for my affection. So far definitely hasn’t been Kyle Isbellicose.

Manuel Margot – With Kevin Kiermaier out — damn, someone check on Rudy — Margot should see everyday playing time, and get steals, which might even be selling him short. Did someone say selling shorts? STONKS! Hey, anyone know where I can get my Gamestop store? I think I bought one.

Tyler Naquin – Please, call him Tyler Aristides Naquino.

Michael A. TaylorRoyals are just filled with interesting upside flyers. Kinda makes you wonder why Harry and Meghan left. Guess they couldn’t handle waving at strangers. Tough life!

Julian Merryweather – This guy is at 49.7% owned, and prolly will be over 50% by the time this posts, but I couldn’t leave him off. He could be a top five closer this year. If nothing else, he has the most badass name. It’s almost like when a baby is born you decide whether they’re gonna be a closer by what you name them. Julian Merryweather? Closer. Ryan Borucki? Not a closer. Josh Hader? Closer. Grey Albright? Not a closer.

Jake DiekmanLou Trivino is also here. Why do we care? Because we’re masochist pieces of–I mean, because Rosenthal is out all year, so someone here might save 25+ games.

Kevin Ginkel – Another guy who could be the closer for a number of teams, and one of those being the Diamondbacks. Wouldn’t shock me at all if Joakim Soria returns for the 8th inning and Ginkel (or Stefan Crichton) get the 9th. Also, wouldn’t surprise me if Soria takes the 9th back. As the guy says who can’t follow a Jell-o recipe, it’s fluid.

Daniel Hudson – Do we have an ETA on Hand? *slowly pulls hand out of pocket* Wow, that was fast!

Cesar Valdez – “Damn, he took Josh Hader in the 4th? I don’t want to miss out on the closer run, so I’m gonna take Cesar Valdez in the 5th.” That’s you in next year’s drafts. I kid. But Valdez should be grabbed.

Ian Kennedy – It appears that Kennedy is following Bush, so nothing’s changed.

Daniel Bard – The Leaping Lanny Poffo of MLB closers. Please, Bard, read us a poem. *clears throat*

There once was a man from Nantucket.
He had so many closers, he told his opponents, “Suck it!”
He said, with a grin, as he wiped off his chin,
If my ear hears a team’s in the 9th inning hunt,
I grabbed a guy off waivers and say, “F*ck it.”

Tarik Skubal – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the operator.

Logan Webb – This is also a Streamonator call. “Could you just connect me to anyone who wants to talk?” Aw, Streamonator so lonely!

SELL

Fernando Tatis Jr. – *fighting tears* This…is not easy. This is…*dramatically puts handkerchief to forehead*…sadness. Why? Why? Why? Why? Is someone going to answer or am I just going to keep repeating myself? Welp, I never thought I’d be here in the 2nd Buy/Sell of the year, telling you to sell Tatis. What if, dare I say, by the end of the year, 2020 looks good compared to 2021? The hell we wrought! And by “we” I’m basically meaning you. You brought this on us. You can go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and see about ‘fair’ trades, but I bet you’re gonna have to sell low, which sucks, but I’d guess Tatis’s year looks like this: Returns for a few weeks, hits a home run or two, then re-injures himself and is out for the season. I wouldn’t trade Tatis for college scholarship help from Felicity Huffman but I would explore options.

 
  1. GoodOlDubs says:
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    Hi Grey. Where would you have Isiah ranked at catcher? I kiner-felafa not drafting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 8

  2. Drop Lux for Baddoo or India or hold. 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • B-Train says:
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        Pick up Narvarez and drop Murphy at C??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  3. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So, Hand comes off the IL, Bellinger and Urshela go on. It never ends.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh

    • captain obvious says:
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      Man Bellinger went on? Today sucks. Damnit.

  4. toolshed says:
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    Yabba Dabba Baddoo! Awesome. I am all aboard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  5. toolshed says:
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    Gotta love Yahoo. They have everyone qualify at virtually every position except pitcher and catcher. I look at mckinstry for a deep league and he’s UT only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Fantrax is a mess with elig, though, I mean everyone has UTIL

  6. William Hung says:
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    Would you start Paddack @TEX tomorrow? I’m thinking of benching him with a wait and see approach, and giving Logan Webb a streaming start tomorrow – or should I roll with both?

    My pitching categories that are relevant for SPs are W, L, QS, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, both

      • Victor says:
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        Kiner or Omar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kiner

  7. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Clint Frazier or Canha ROS 10 team OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  8. zombie says:
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    YEA! Buy/Sell!!! Don’t think I ever made so very many first week moves. & I’m not sure how long we can continue blaming the 2020 season. That said, not even the backstop is safe. Please help me pick the catcher scab one time and in a limited moves league, leave him there. Swap hitless S. Murphy for Narvaez, Stassi or Garver? & do you like Ginkel Arizona fluidity over any of Bass, Diekman or Garrett? Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

      Amir, Diekman, Bass

      You too!

  9. MIkeZ says:
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    How would you rank these BUYS: Moran, Kim, Isbel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  10. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Is there any justification for carrying two catchers? Everyone fell asleep on Kiner-Falefa in my Yahoo league so I snagged him at the end of the draft after already picking McCann. Don’t think there’s gonna be much of a trade market for the position, but should I deal one for peanuts anyway or even outright cut one? If so, who would you rather keep?

    Have a good weekend, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, don’t roster 2 catchers — you too!

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Thanks! I assume you’d prefer Kiner-Falefa over McCann since he hits leadoff and plays every day? I’m out of moves anyway so I might shop ’em both over the weekend before potentially cutting one loose on Monday—sound strategy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

        • captain obvious says:
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          crazy. Mccann.

          • captain obvious says:
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            McCann. Auto correct is messing with me too. Shop the one you don’t want. Screw this I’m about to go to sleep.

    • captain obvious says:
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      That’s why we go falafel.

  11. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    As long as we’re masochists for buying speculative closers…how about Cincy’s Doolittle and the Sox’s Sawamura?

    Both have more late inning experience than the present guys, but not quite the stuff.

    I call it “The Melancon Coefficient”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I am interested in Doolittle, but it would screw my Amir pretty terribly

  12. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need an OF to fill in for next week until KLew is back. was playing dylan moore, but hes hasnt done much. who do you like?

    haniger – 4 @ bal, 3 vs hou
    mullins – 4 vs sea, 3 @ tex

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  13. toolshed says:
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    Grey, I saw some conversation about using something I wrote on Twitter the other day. Personally I think it’s great. If anything I comment on is ever worthy of posting somewhere, I view it as a compliment and do not need credit for it. I view this site as a community; a place for gathering information and providing entertainment through your sarcasm and writing style. Your work is exemplary in terms of providing very useful and thoughtful content to help us get through the marathon that we call a fantasy baseball season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Appreciate that… I view it the same way, some do not

  14. mcstarrs says:
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    I have 2 rosters spots available for RP (looking for saves & ratios)

    On our Waivers are:

    Bass
    Wittgren
    Barlow
    Bednar
    Trivino
    Yimi Garcia
    Soto

    Would you mind sharing your opinion on how you would rank these players considering save potential and ratio help?

    • mcstarrs says:
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      PS: I think you are a closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Soto, Bass for now

  15. Licketty Splits says:
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    With my roster fairly gutted losing both Bellinger & Ketel. I might be forced to play Gimenez @ CI as things sit. This is a 12 team 5X5
    Considering dropping Straw for Hicks or M Taylor on waivers but that still leaves me playing Gimenez @ CI for next week. Rest of my OF plus Util is: Laureano, Meadows, Robert, Senzel. , Winker. & Tapia. Reynolds or Franchy are FAs as another option
    Best CI possibilities are: Moran, Phillips, Fuentes, Shaw, Asdrubal, Cooper, or Franco.
    What’s my best move? Can I survive a week playing Gimenez @ CI?
    Love the Friday Buys …great stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d try Moran

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        Thanks, I did pick up Moran. If I were to drop Alzolay to pick up either Hicks or Taylor (because it’s 2021) who should I prioritize on waivers? I do have 9 SPs & Alzolay would be the weak link …he has 2 Starts next week @ Mil & vs-Atl so that likely isn’t an option.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hicks

    • Shaun Chung says:
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      Murphy looks terrible. It’s early but Narvaez is on ww. Make the move? I don’t want 2 catchers in 1 C league. Roto 14 teams. Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s fine, then go Narvaez

  16. Jim says:
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    Would you drop Carson Kelly for Navarez!?
    In another league: would you drop Alexander Kirk for Navarez?

    Thank you ..have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes — yes

      You too!

  17. Cram It says:
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    Picked up Urshela for a batty call and he was a late scratch for COVID. Ha. FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FML, man, FML

    • captain obvious says:
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      Shit he’s out too?

  18. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Grey, hi.

    I have Sean Murphy and one IL open. Would you use the IL (Fairbanks) and simply add Narváez or drop Murphy for Narváez and get another RP? This league counts both holds and saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t carry 2 catchers

      • Harper Better Than Trout says:
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        Would you drop murphy for narvaez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go Narvaez

          • Harper Better Than Trout says:
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            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  19. ellis says:
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    Me and my 12 year old LOVED your Akil Baddoo intro!

    I like Merryweather but I remember reading that he’s not ready to go back to back games yet, does that impact your thinking on him or not a big deal for now, I’m hesitating in grabbing him

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d grab Merryweather

  20. OaktownSteve says:
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    Limericking needs improvement. AABBA….Mamma Mia!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, sloppy!

  21. Steve says:
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    Have to lose one of Taylor, Naquin or Taveras. 14T obp, have Mullins & Hampson for SB.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leody

  22. Mike Honcho says:
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    Just wondering who I should drop from last week’s “buy “column for this week’s.
    As I watched guys like the Mercedes, N. Lowe, get picked up. I’m still waiting on that sprint speed of Josh Rojas to appear…but hey, he’s SS eligible now in my league.

    Are you picking up Mazara for guys like Longoria, Naylow, Tellez, or Slater?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  23. Will says:
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    Yimi Garcia gets the next few save opps in Miami and runs away with the job. Change my mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re assuming: Yimi would be good or the closer when Mattingly said it’s Bass or Marlins would score

      • Will says:
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        Check out who just got the save today for the Marlins.

        Garcia.

        It’s happening. Mattingly gave Bass the dreaded vote of no confidence last night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I saw

  24. OaktownSteve says:
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    Just gonna say Stanton in the two hole and leave it right there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey now!

    • captain obvious says:
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      So he’s gonna get hit in the 2 hole and lose 2 months?

  25. Jolt In Flow says:
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    Two for 1 report day; awesome!

    India and Hampson are both available. Both specifically for 2b and/or Utility positions.

    Who do you draft?

    Enjoy the weekend,

    Jolt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

      You too!

  26. Shaun Chung says:
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    Murphy looks terrible. It’s early but Narvaez is on ww. Make the move? I don’t want 2 catchers in 1 C league. Roto 14 teams. Thanks

    • Shaun says:
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      Nm. I saw previous poster asked same question ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      go Narvaez

  27. Stream Weaver says:
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    10 team NL only keeper league.
    I give Dustin May, Jordan Hicks, and Brendan Rodgers
    For
    Hader, Nico Hoerner

    I’m deep with starting pitching but hurting at saves. Feels like I might be giving too much but trade analyzer tool likes it for my side by $8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader, pretty fair

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        Thanks!

        • Stream Weaver says:
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          Also, you think Hoerner is up by May?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hope so

    • captain obvious says:
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      Nope, wouldn’t do it.

  28. lindorphins says:
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    Good stuff as always Grey.

    Did you see Hank Azaria is now actually doing a Jim Brockmire Podcast? The first episode was Wednesday with guest Charles Barkley and the intro mentions that Buck will be a guest at some point amongst several others. As a huge fan of the show I can’t wait for these.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jim-brockmire-podcast/id1558873755

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t watched yet, but it’s on my list

      • lindorphins says:
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        Oh man, bump it up the queue. One of my favorites of all time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, thanks!

  29. nickyk13 says:
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    Hey Grey. Starting Kikuchi @MIN tomorrow?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  30. Thundershoe says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey – Thanks as always for this Buy/Sell column.

    A. Who do you like best in the mid-to-long term among: J. Hoffman, Dunning, Jose De Leon, and Widener?

    B. Would you roster Ginkel over Gallegos, Romano, or Clase? Holds = 2 points in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Dunning
      B. Meh

    • Thundershoe says:
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      One more Q:

      C. Would you swap out Eaton for Hampson or Arraez? Re: Hampson, I’m a bit worried that his Ks will sap his potential value given my points league setup.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hampson

        • Thundershoe says:
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          Gotcha – have a wonderful weekend, Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You too!

  31. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I could be late to the game, but is Colin Moran not a doppelganger for Captain Flint from Black Sails?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Between all the OF fliers, how would you prioritize Naquin . . .Mullins … Isbel … Taylor…. Mullins….Eaton?

    With the loss of Eloy and IL of Ketel in my weekly keeper, plus rocking Renfroe who isn’t playing everyday, I’m looking for 1-2 OF reinforcements.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mullins, Naquin, Taylor

  33. Thundergunn says:
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    So sad about tatis, but legit, Padres need a new trainer.

    I was hoping your sell would be paddack, just moved him for gausman. I’m worried about paddack, didn’t throw his curveball at all in last start, and fastball looked off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like that trade too

    • captain obvious says:
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      Paddock isn’t rosterable.

  34. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Justwannasay…. its been awesome to be on this site 4 or 5 times a day again…. last year sucked, brah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  35. Green Monstahh says:
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    Gooood afternoon Vietnam!

    How’s it going master Grey?
    H2h pts weekly lock league.

    Just seeing who you’d recommend for some bat & pitcher adds for week 2 & beyond

    My roster

    C: Wilson contreas (C/DH)

    1b: vladdy jr (1b/DH)

    2b: Ozzie Albies (he’s been cold)

    3b: Yoan Moncada

    SS going forward will be Xander Bogaerts as my starter tatis is IL bound & who knows going forward

    IL: that will change each week but let’s put alec bohm here

    OF: Bryce Harper (of/DH)
    OF : Charlie Blackmon
    OF: Austin meadows
    OF: Victor Robles

    DH JD Martinez

    Utility: Ohtani but he’s DTD
    Utility let’s say Nate lowe

    Bench: verdugo, benintendi, Justin turner (3b/DH), Andrew Vaughn , Bobby Dalbec , profar (2b/OF), wander Franco , Kiner-Falefa (3b/SS)

    IL: tatis
    IL: Ke’bryan hayes

    SP: jack Flaherty
    SP: Snell
    SP: plesac
    SP: marco Gonzalez
    SP: Bassit
    SP: Dustin May

    RP: Freddy Peralta
    RP: ottavino
    RP: Fairbanks IL

    Bench: Paxton (droppsville), evoaldi, Marcus stroman, Brady singer, john means

    IL: stashing Thor

    Available bats: yermin mercedes, Donovan solano , Tyler naquin, Jonathan India , jazz Chisholm, Adam Frazier (2b/OF), David Fletcher (SS/2b), Adam Eaton

    Available pitchers : Zach Davies, Carlos Rodon, Jake arrieta, jon gray, drew smyly, kikushi.

    RP: Julian merryweather, Mark melancen, Alex reyes, Ian Kenney

    Thanks man & like R. Kelly would say “it’s the freakin weekend I’m about to have me some fun”

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton, Dalbec — Smyly, Mercedes, Naquin

      Haha, thanks!

  36. LadyScorpio says:
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    ?? this quote!! “I wouldn’t trade Tatis for college scholarship help from Felicity Huffman but I would explore options.” THAT is hilarious!!! LOL!!!

    The unfortunate thing is that I actually own Tatis in a keeper league. Wanna see what’s gonna happen with him 1st before I consider trading him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! I hear ya…

  37. LadyScorpio says:
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    I actually had a heart emjoi by this quote, but oh well… Great article as always, Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  38. herschel says:
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    @Grey: by any chance did you check out the Real World Season 1 reunion? Its only like 5 episodes and seems like it flew under the radar, but if you watched it originally, definitely worth checking out….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet, but I want to!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: 5 eps isnt enough. it doesnt disappoint….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s only 5 eps long?

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey: 5 or 6 yeah. Definitely worth the free Paramount plus trial.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh I have paramount just gotta watch

    • captain obvious says:
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      It sucked then and it still sucks.

      • captain obvious says:
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        Wth this was probably for a different post. People I drink a lot. Sometimes it goes sideways. Sorry cause I’ve never seen this.

        • captain obvious says:
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          Wait real world? Yeah it sucks.

  39. 406mtechdigger says:
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    Need a streamer in a pts league for Sunday. You like Desclafini vs the Rocks or Ponce De Leon vs the Brew Crew?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, both…Desclafini

      • 406mtechdigger says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. SteveNZ says:
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    Dahl not starting – gah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl gahl!

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lol. So much for Denver hurting the poor little thing.

  41. Charlie says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey!!

    6×5 including ops. Drop any of the following for Baddoo (Bhatt…you’re a very, very bad man, Jerry)

    Riley, Gimenez, Verdugo, Schwarber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Charlie says:
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        Ok cool. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Charlie says:
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            Someone just dropped Ohtani (the batter). Would you drop any of my guys (Riley, Gimenez, Verdugo, Schwarber) for him? 6×5 including ops.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gimenez

  42. captain obvious says:
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    Fuck this I bought mlb app to watch the games for the Rockies and they say its blacked out. Bud has something to do with this huh? Wtf though? These damn idiots are pissing me off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I hate that

      • captain obvious says:
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        It sucks but why are they blacking me out? The game isn’t even here. These guys are idiots.

        • captain obvious says:
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          I’m still watching baseball so I don’t know. This first week is testing with injuries and every thing else. I think it’s going to be a long season. Nothing new.

          • captain obvious says:
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            Had to watch the dodgers earlier. Now the damn Indians. Franmil just homered.

            • captain obvious says:
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              But wtf is this going to happen all of the time? It’s not even in Denver. Wtf?

              • captain obvious says:
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                So why am I blacked out? This is retarded.

                • captain obvious says:
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                  Mlb is just stupid and I won’t be surprised if they end up failing. They think they can do whatever they want. Na, that’s really not how it works. Fuckers.

  43. wudaben says:
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    I need a deep SP with upside in my H2H points league. Alzolay, Lucchesi, Widener or Ynoa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Widener

  44. Gweed says:
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    My curse with Hicks continues. For the last couple of year I pick him up off waivers and he sucks. I couldn’t resist drafting him again ( bitting third in the bronx), but my patience was thin and I dumped him for Baddoo yesterday. Today, Hicks, 2 run bomb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

    • captain obvious says:
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      It’s too early for most players I think. I’ve got people trying to trade for players and I’m just wondering what the hell they’re thinking. Give me a minute. Acting like women. Ehh I love women but men acting like women I don’t care for. Let’s wait and see what’s going on. Just cause you have no pitching doesn’t mean I’ll supplement your draft. Sucka.

  45. Steve says:
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    In SV-only 10T redraft, you still holding on to Romano?

    Other options: Kopech (better MR than Romano), W Davis, Doolittle?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kopech

  46. Brian says:
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    14 team league I have Murphy at Catcher. McCann was dropped and Stassi is on FA. Should I add one or stay put?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  47. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    With Hand getting out of the IL, who’s a better pick for holds + saves? Hudson or Rainey?

    • Harper Better Than Trout says:
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      Or knebel also available

      • Helen Børhaug says:
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        Knebel for sure.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Change that name.

  48. Funny says:
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    In keeper leagues, is Tatis a sell? I own him for this and next year. Are you worried about him not having surgery, playing injured, getting surgery in the offseason and spending time recovering in 2022? Or am I over analyzing things?

    If I could get a superstar in return should I do it? I’ve been offered a $31 Xander. Tatis is $1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think you’re over analyzing things…I’d take a superstar in return

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      It’s a recoverable injury. I wouldn’t say don’t sell but don’t sell low.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Get rid of him. Probably won’t do anything and next year probably not be great. Think Mondesi. Get what you can.

  49. captain obvious says:
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    It’s the same here as everywhere. You only get hurt cause you’re a pussy. Talking about Denver. Don’t buy into that crap.

  50. JP says:
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    Would you trade Will Smith (Catcher)/Sano for Ozuna/Omar Narváez (or Sean Murphy)?

    Non-keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  51. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need an OF for a points league only. Can you please pick top two:

    Gallo, Yaz, Meadows, Gurriel, Winkler, Myers, Grisham, Baddoo, McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows, Grisham

  52. Mike says:
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    Drop Pomeranz for Ginkel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • captain obvious says:
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      Why? Blah

  53. Ty says:
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    Would you drop MCCann for Narvaez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • captain obvious says:
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      Go ahead it’s a catcher . Who cares?

  54. Mike says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed H2H league. Check out my team below. Would you pick up any of the following players (and who would you drop)?

    Free Agents:
    Emilio Pagan
    Jonathan India
    Akli Baddoo
    Tyler Naquin
    Tyler O’Neil
    Jake Diekman
    Giovanny Gallegos
    Jon Gray
    Matt Shoemaker
    Dane Dunning

    My Team:
    C – James McCann
    1B – Alec Bohm
    2B – Jose Altuve
    3B – Anthony Rendon
    SS – Francisco Lindor
    OF – Kyle Tucker
    OF – Eddie Roasaio
    OF – Anthony Santander
    Util – ?

    Bench:
    Franmil Reyes (OF)
    Max Kepler (OF)

    IL : Josh Bell (1B)

    SP: Kenta Maeda, Gerrit Cole, Luis Castillo, Zach Wheeler, Jesus Luzardo,Corey Kluber, Joe Urquidy, Nathan Eovaldi

    RP: Josh Hader, Rafel Montero, Matt Barnes, Drew Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning over Kluber

      • Mike says:
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        Thank you.

        • captain obvious says:
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          Keep Kluber. You don’t forget how to pitch.

  55. pugs slugs says:
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    Love me some buy or Sell.

    Grey, I tried giving Newman a chance in my NL Only H2H but it ain’t working out. You going with Perdomo over him even though I already have Escobar and Locastro? Also, Molina or Narvaez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Perdomo…narvaez

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks! Have a great weekend!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  56. hot corner says:
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    Damn. Knebel gets the save over Jansen…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah Jansen went yesterday

      • hot corner says:
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        Dodgers didn’t play yesterday

        • hot corner says:
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          Jansen last threw on Wednesday in a blown save.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, right, but day before and back to back…Dave Roberts said Jansen wouldn’t be used today

          • hot corner says:
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            Gotcha

  57. George Bell's Jheri Curl says:
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    Narvaez or Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Narvaez

  58. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 2 streamers?
    Webb home vs Rockies
    Rogers at Mets
    Skubel at Indians
    Uriquidy home vs A’s
    Kikuchi at Twins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Webb, Kikuchi

      • captain obvious says:
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        Kikuchi sucks.

        • captain obvious says:
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          Webb should be the other guy.

          • captain obvious says:
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            lmao ok. Scubel

            • captain obvious says:
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              I’m off. Check the robot . This day is weird.

  59. The Big Yabu says:
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    This is my first year with the Razzslam format — Any advice about using FAAB now vs. June?
    Trying to figure out how many of my players to try to replace, and how aggressively to bid. Obviously the details would depend on who I’ve got and who’s available, but I’m just hoping for some general pointers based on past experience. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There will be an article about this by one of our other writers…I’d go aggressive on this FAAB period, you might not be in it by June

  60. jdred5 says:
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    Considering streamers for next week in 12 team 5×5 roto:
    DeSciafani @MIA
    Shoemaker @LAA
    Which would you prefer?
    Also, stream both if possible?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  61. Lucky Dog says:
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    Braves 74 unis are pretty cool. Not as cool as Tilldaddy hitting 3 bombs & swiping a bag today, but cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  62. RK says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    Chad Green or Corey Knebel in a holds+saves league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Green

  63. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you get rid of Taylor Rogers or Jordan Romero
    For Knebel
    Need saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romano

      • alps says:
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        thanks have a good weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  64. tigres says:
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    Johnny Cueto at 110 pitches! And talks his manager into leaving him to finish the 9th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, 118 I think

  65. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    Which hurler do you like tomorrow?
    Lyles vs SD
    Minor @ CWS
    Hoffman @Ari

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  66. SteveNZ says:
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    Cueto! SON in mid season form with that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I wish I streamed him

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Sounds like Corbin might go tomorrow. I’m starting Urias and streaming Webb so it’s probably not worth the risk to start him, is it? Though my ratios are very solid for the week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s he throwing against? Guess depends on your matchup

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Corbin is against Urias in Dodger Stadium. I don’t *need* to start him but only a horrendous meltdown could do me any real damage.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t start Corbin

    • captain obvious says:
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      Eh. Maybe it’s good I didn’t watch this.

  67. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Knebel angling for those dodgers saves? They didn’t play yesterday and both pitched on Wednesday when kenley blew the save. Don’t think a change is imminent, but this save feels like a real choice over Kenley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roberts said today was a rest day for Jansen

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Ah, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. Kelly Denzik says:
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    Knebel or neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

  69. JC says:
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    Would you trade Greinke and D Castillo away for Yordan and Treinen or Wittgren or Bummer with this team in a h2h league? My hitting has been abysmal, my pitching superb….but it has only been one week!

    Garver
    Freeman, Abrea, Chapman
    Albies, Trea, Polanco
    Springer, Kepler, Winker, Pham, Dahl, Robles
    Util: DeJong
    Burnes, Stras, Greinke, Gausman, Plesac, Eovaldi
    D Castillo, C Valdez, Pom, Gallegos
    IL : Soroka

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • captain obvious says:
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      There are rankings.

      • JC says:
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        Team composition matters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh hell yeah Noise coming thru with the jam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bones? Damn where they been

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        I know, right? Bizzy gets it, or Layzie? The last one.

        Took 1 week for me to remember why I hate RCLs, ha. Belly, Kyle Lewis, Kebryan, Mondesi. Side note; must be a league of anti Greys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Injuries are killers… like Bizzy or is it Layzie

  70. captain obvious says:
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    This is what we’re doing?

  71. SteveNZ says:
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    Gurriel out of the game. Anyone see what happened?

  72. Lucky Dog says:
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    Lourdes Gurriel left the game. No word as to why. No apparent injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Reaction to vaccination

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        COVID vaccine-related symptoms.

        I get it – that second shot kicked my ass. He’ll be fine tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  73. Paul says:
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    Sean Murphy
    Mitch Garver
    Carson Kelly
    Omar Naverez

    Which catcher to hold the next few weeks

  74. Rabbit says:
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    I need another starting pitcher and there are a few decent ones on my waiver wire (10 team league, 5×5, K/9 instead of Ks). How should I order the following SPs in terms of who I try to get through my FAAB process:
    C Rodon
    Zach Davies
    Zach Eflin
    Drew Smyly

    It’s a weekly lineup league, with FAAB add/drop pickup happening just twice a week, so I can’t stream like with daily leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin, Smyly, Davies…

    • captain obvious says:
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      I would wait.

  75. Jon says:
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    Should I add Knebel and/or Lou Trivino over Trevor May, Rich Rodriguez, or Valdez in a 2SV+HLD league? (Meaning saves are worth 2 and holds 1 for the category.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel prolly over Dick-Rod

  76. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’d list all my hurt and covid effected players but the comment would be longer than one of Ante’s daily spews lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  77. Lucky Dog says:
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    I don’t mean to brag, but I’m currently #873 in a Draft Kings contest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  78. tigres says:
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    Putting in spec bid on Knebel. $2 sound about right?

    • tigres says:
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      Merryworth went for $10, as sample price point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • captain obvious says:
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      yahoo started doing this fabulous too. So I probably can’t help you. I just need someone to hold me. Lol I mean…. goddammit.

      • captain obvious says:
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        Auto correct is kicking me while I’m down.

        • captain obvious says:
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          it’s alright I’ll get up.

  79. Lucky Dog says:
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    Jesus – Acuna hit that ball into next season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A rocket

  80. captain obvious says:
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    Franmil again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • captain obvious says:
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        That guy is huge. I was in the 2nd deck behind home a couple of years ago and it seems like he’s twice as big. Well probably 30 percent but whatever. He’s big. That’s my comment. He’s big. Oh and
        he can hit a baseball.

  81. Lucky Dog says:
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    Joe Girardi just accidentally pulled his SP.

    lmao

    These new rules are so dumb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, saw…what a giant dummy

    • captain obvious says:
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      Can you explain it to me?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        They’re only allowed 2 mound visits. Girardi didn’t realize they’d already visited the mound, so he accidentally pulled his SP automatically when he made the 2nd trip. Hahaha

        Never have seen that before.

        • captain obvious says:
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          This is funny.

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Is this a schtick?

            • captain obvious says:
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              Not with me. Maybe the coach.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  82. Chet says:
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    Grey, Would you stream Matz vs LAA tomorrow? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lmao, I’m nope on him too. I tried for 3 years. See ya.

  83. Tim says:
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    None of these guys are available in my deep leagues. Do you have any deeper recommendations?

  84. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Trying to work a trade for Olson 16tm keeper, wont be keeping him as he went for $39 possibly going to try to get him to throw in skubal for a run at a title.

    -Send Gallen($13) and hiura($9)
    For Olson $39 and skubal $6

    Send Hiura and Baddoo($1) for Olson

    Send L.Lynn for Olson straight up.

    My sp isnt deep and my 1b/ci are Hosmer/santana so you can see my need to replace. Currently in 2nd. Have some OF depth
    OF- loubob, ozuna, k.lewis, meadows, dahl, and a hilliard/cordero(util platoon)

    SP – lynn, wheeler, gallen, pablo lopez, matz, t.rogers, shoemaker, tejay Antone.
    I’m spitballing a lot at you just wondered if you see anything obvious I’m not seeing.
    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your SPs aren’t deep and you have Hosmer but you want to trade an SP for an 1B?

  85. Long Bawls says:
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    FRANIMAL!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  86. tigres says:
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    Um, can someone tell my hitters that the season has started? (Luckily, my pitchers seem to know…)

    • tigres says:
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      Thanks RB nation, for letting Matt Olson know!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell mine too!

  87. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, Holland or one the oak guys (Diekman, Trevino or Romo)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diekman

  88. Dancin Homer says:
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    Heaney actually looked good today; 6IP, W, 9K, 3H, 2BB (0.83 WHIP).

    He worth adding where available or still meh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add him

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        I’m still holding Soria; but I assume he’s droppable in a 12-team?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, why? He’ll be back in a week or two

    • captain obvious says:
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      There’s always someone to drop. Well usually.

  89. JC says:
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    Appreciate the guidance on my Yordan trade. New squad below. 19 category so banjo hitters can help.
    12 team h2h. Saves and holds are separate cats. Might punt saves now? Any swaps to make?

    Best on wire:
    Pitchers: Heaney, C Green, E Rod, C Javier, Montas, Sims, Treinen,
    Hitters: Cain, Riley, Peralta, Gimenez

    Garver
    Freeman, Abreu, Chapman (ugh)
    Albies, Trea, Polanco
    Springer, Winker, Pham, Kepler, Robles,
    Util: Yordan
    Bench: DeJong, Dahl
    Burnes, Stras, Gausman, Plesac, Eovaldi
    C Valdez, Pom, Gallegos, Alvarado
    IL: Soroka

    • JC says:
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      Add Doolittle to the WW list please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley over Dahl

  90. Lucky Dog says:
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    Tyler NyQuil may officially be my 2021 mancrush. A slam & legs you say? Yes please and thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, seriously

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Thought this was a slam on Tyler O’Neil cuz his bat is usually asleep

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  91. SteveNZ says:
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    Quinn or Mike A Taylor for steals? Taylor seems more likely to play, Quinn more likely to steal…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quinn

      • SteveNZ says:
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        That’s the way I went and of course he’s not starting haha. But Taylor’s game is PPD so…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, of course

  92. William Hung says:
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    Better UTIL bat – Jared Walsh or Kyle Lewis in my format of – ABs, Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, Ks, Avg, OPS

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’d think walsh unless you need steals from those K’s. but i doubt grey’s preseason rankings changed that much, walsh (407th) vs lewis’ (38th). good lord i have no clue why walsh was that low there, i must’ve really gone by rudy’s OPS on him to own him at ALL (which i do in a few spots, one of them as my 1B starter (16 teamer with many many starting hitter slots)). the OPS rater preseason had them very close. that offense in that 16 teamer is quite good even while waiting for 1B that long. some of them: arozarena (cheap keeper), soto (1st), stanton, otani (both), devers, yermin, solak, mondesi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  93. letsgobravos says:
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    My Angels stack with Musgrove crushed it tonight in DFS. Another huge game for Big Sho as he continues to desperately fight to win Grey’s approval as a valuable fantasy asset.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, hopefully he doesn’t get a blister from pitching that knocks him out for a month

  94. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    14 teamer with OBP over AVG, OPS, total bases added for hitters, QS and holds for pitchers. h2h.
    C posey
    1B goldy
    2B hiura
    SS treat
    3B j.turner
    MI kim
    CI walsh
    LF ozuna
    CF hampson (SS)
    RF santander
    OF tucker (LF)
    util (1) otani (both, espn here)
    BN: (this many since in normal week max 12 starts): stanton (DH only so far here, but 162 games if he stays healthy i’d think his D is just better than whoever they got in RF and better than judge in LF), la stella (1B/2B, so double backup for CI/MI, barely played so far with how many lefties SF has played, plus minor injury), jd davis (3B), renfroe.

    DL: grisham, nola
    SP: odorizzi, bieber, ryu, gausman, means, eovaldi (so far great calls on eovaldi/means compared to ADP), yarbrough
    RP (room for 5): soto, kennedy, t.rogers (MIN), t.may, pagan

    1. who’s my drop for grisham (i’d think one of kim/renfroe/jd davis)

    2. if kim isn’t the drop for grisham drop him for mckinstry (2B)?

    3. if dropping another of these for stream spot (kim’s spot had been that, added kim only when tatis went out) who’s that? loath to drop renfroe in total bases/OPS but jd davis doesn’t seem right either (la stella from the OBP and double CI/MI elig also seems wrong).

    my keepers were horrible outside of the ones i kept (it has to be 4 pitcher, 5 hitter, went otani as pitcher) but stanton not having OF is hurting me here having to bench him or otani everyday otani is hitting (till one of them is injured).

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      just noticed, mckinstry will end up getting RF first it appears (in yahoo it’ll go if current rate sticks: OF, RF, LF, 2B). in espn he’s already 2B. most fantraxes/yahoos he’s util still only. if he’s the easy upgrade over kim the drops could be la STELLA!!! and i guess renfroe, that still leaves me with backup 3B (jd davis), and eventually backup RF. la stella also in this league tends to NOT get picked up, some others out there: leody, andrus, flores, rojas, JBJ, franco, bruce, s.castro, galvis, tsutsugo, shaw (he COULD be jd davis improvement spot, i got numerous moves left on matchup week).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        McKinstry for La Stella, if you must

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kim 2. Nah 3. Nah

  95. Harley Earl says:
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    Sell Ohtani????

    Come on man (In Biden voice)!!!! How can you say that???? I got Ohtani (the batter) in the 30th and final round at pick #358. I’m riding this sucker all the way to the AL MVP award!!! I can’t sell this guy no matter what! If he busts, so what! He was pick #358! If he’s for real, it may be the single greatest draft pick of my life! LOL

    I have to ride this out. If I don’t, I might end up killing myself.

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      that’s crazy stupid cheap. i was going crazy getting him near ADP this year (even if we’re talking only hitter otani like you are). only one person went after both in a yahoo clearly and beat me to both (a 16 teamer h2h, that guy went over ADP on both). i got both in yahoo and the one that is both in espn/fantrax all over the damn place (some of these years ago though in dynasties), he was cheaper than he should’ve been, but i’ve never heard of 358th. more like early 200’s.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        If I knew how to post a screen shot of my round by round draft, I’d show you. But yes, I got him at #358. Crazy lol

        I think people in my league forgot about him and started looking to fill needs based on position and roster makeup, and since Ohtani doesn’t show up in the position search filter because he’s listed as Utility, he got lost in the shuffle.

        I’m sure if he would have been listed as OF, I’m positive he’d have been grabbed long before. But hey, their loss is my gain!

        • captain obvious says:
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          What site?

          • captain obvious says:
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            I think you’re a couple of others wrapped in one. 3 in one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, fair enough

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Thank you! I knew you’d understand!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  96. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    16 teamer with holds and saves sold separately but also net saves, so closers that don’t suck worth more than any other RP. got a lot of best RP on their own team but not closing types (or at least awesome/good): t.rogers (MIN), karinchak, valdez, t.may, alvarado, green. rater says it can’t be t.may to drop albeit that seems easy. some closer possibles out there: kennedy, trivino (but he wasn’t used like it yesterday), knebel (i know he isn’t the closer but if kenley needs that much time off he might be worth it here).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado for Kennedy

  97. Stream Weaver says:
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    10 team NL only. Naquin is worth how much faab? Our total budget is $260. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $36

  98. Christopher Holmes says:
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    I have grandal and contreras. Can Narv compete? I hate having to catchers in a points lleague.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  99. The Perfect Game says:
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    In a small 6-team roto league.

    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 4 OF, 2 UTIL
    4 SP, 2 P, 2 RP
    4 bench
    3 IL

    Is 3 IL slots enough for a league this small?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. Oppo taco says:
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    Start Trevor Rogers @NYM today? Leaning no. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league, I am

  101. JC says:
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    Who from this list has the best chance to stick on a team longer term in a 12 teamer?

    Straw, Dahl, Peralta, Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

      • JC says:
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        Thank you. I was afraid of that. Suspect player on a bad team.

  102. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Lourdes or JD Martinez ROS for counting stats. Boston lineup looks great and he’s mashing again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  103. Play Ball says:
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    How long do you think Ketel will be out? I haven’t seen anything on MRI results.

    My team is like a MASH unit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 weeks

      • Play Ball says:
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        That hurts my hammy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  104. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Who would you trade for a bat? Maeda, Alcantara or Morton? I’m in a QS league.

    I think Alacantara is in for a breakout.

    Maeda was awesome last year and this spring. It’s only two starts, but it was against bad lineups (DET, MIL) and has looked a little off with his command and hitters are making good contact. Not sure what he will be through a full season.

    Morton’s FB is back up to 95 and looks good.

    Not sure who to give up for the bat I need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        I have Gallen on my IL and he should be back this month.

        Keep Gallen over Morton and trade Morton for the bat?

        Thanks for your help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need to

  105. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So, Urshela already off IL and in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  106. Turd Wendell says:
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    Sup G

    Got offered this in A 12 tm dynasty

    I receive Machado, Christian Walker, Archie Bradley

    I send Bo Biggio Solak

    I have Edmans and Jazz in the wings for 2b and SS but seems to steep although Id like to free up some roster spots with Lewis and Kelenic soon to arrive.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Gimme the Bo, Biggio & Solak side & it’s not close. But I’m not a Machado guy. I would hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        I rejected and he offered Manny, Bradley for Biggio Ohtani (util) and Solack

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Machado

  107. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Arraez, Moran, Polanco, Madrigal, or France to replace Kolten?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arraez, depends on needs

  108. SF says:
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    Got it. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  109. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who is the drop among Duvall, LoCastro and Naquin in an NL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  110. Ban the Shift says:
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    I have plenty of SB potential in my lineup, but lack a little in HR/RBI.

    I got an offer of Lindor for MY Turner.

    Take Lindor or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  111. Alex says:
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    Searching for closers after drafting Kenley, Pomeranz, and Taylor Rogers…

    I dropped Pom and picked up Knebel. Also picked up Trivino.

    Clase is available. Would you go Clase over Rogers, Knebel, or Trivino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Knebel

      • Always Be Closing says:
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        You don’t think Jansen is on his way out as the Dodgers closer? Roberts skipped over Jansen when he should’ve been available. Knebel has looked fantastic.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          He said he wouldn’t pitch him on back to back games. And (surprise!) he….didn’t pitch him on back to back games.

          Not sure what deep message you’re taking from that.

          • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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            kenley already had gone in back to back games. both knebel saves were after kenley got tired from back to backs. also it would’ve been 3 in 4 days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Roberts said he was giving Jansen a day of rest

  112. Dan-o says:
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    Top waiver pick this week, have my choice of Naquin, Baddoo, Mullins, Clase or Merryweather. Need help in OF and RP, who do you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merryweather, Naquin

  113. The Great Knoche says:
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    DeGrom luck starting right off where it usually does. 1st and 3rd nobody out to start the game. And no runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  114. Lucky Dog says:
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    I’m convinced: Meadows is hitting .290+ with 30 bombs this year.

    That AB showed an excellent eye & he dominated German. Excellent FB, excellent change-up, *SPANK* home run. Ownage. Meadows is seeing the ball really well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  115. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Trivino or Mayers for my RP spot? We count holds and saves so they could contribute to either category. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trivino

  116. Brushback says:
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    I have a feeling about Bell revisiting 2019 in that Nats lineup and his huge spring training. Wanted your opinion for a 5×5 roto.

    What order?

    Josh Bell
    JD Mart
    Jared Walsh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD, Bell

  117. Curious George says:
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    Jd Davis to the IL. Gotta pick someone up. Favorite of Nate Lowe, Andrew Vaughn, Garrett hampson, andres gimenez, Donovan solano, Luis Arraez, and ty France? Obviously some different profiles in there – just looking for one you like best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Hampson

      • Curious George says:
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        Pretty well dispersed.
        C – Murphy (considering grabbing narvaez)
        1 – abreu
        2 – moose
        3 – j ram
        Ss – lindor
        Mi – didi
        Ci – tbd ( can slide moose here)
        Of – acuna, soto, conforto, Rosario, Kepler
        Bench – kelenic

        Still hampson?

        • Curious George says:
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          Guess I should also mention that cats are as follows:
          R, Rbi, hr, XBH, net steals, avg, ops, k’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I would

  118. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    16 teamer with holds and saves sold separately but also net saves, so closers that don’t suck worth more than any other RP. got a lot of best RP on their own team but not closing types (or at least awesome/good): t.rogers (MIN), karinchak, valdez, t.may, alvarado, green. rater says it can’t be t.may to drop albeit that seems easy. some closer possibles out there: kennedy, trivino (but he wasn’t used like it yesterday), knebel (i know he isn’t the closer but if kenley needs that much time off he might be worth it here).

    dfklddk

  119. Mordacious Levator says:
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    16 teamer with holds and saves sold separately but also net saves, so closers that don’t suck worth more than any other RP. got a lot of best RP on their own team but not closing types (or at least awesome/good): t.rogers (MIN), karinchak, valdez, t.may, alvarado, green. rater says it can’t be t.may to drop albeit that seems easy. some closer possibles out there: kennedy, trivino (but he wasn’t used like it yesterday), knebel (i know he isn’t the closer but if kenley needs that much time off he might be worth it here).

  120. JC says:
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    His Gio and Conforto for my Chapman and C Valdez. Which side? Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

      • JC says:
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        My bad. Ursula and Conforto for Chapman and Valdez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  121. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    test, my last few one comment attempts said “duplicate you already said that” but didn’t show up here.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      ok, that one worked. 16 teamer with saves, holds, and net saves (all separate, so closers that don’t blow them are worth most). i have a bunch of best RP on their own teams (or at least quite good) not closing here. valdez, t.rogers (MIN), karinchak, t.may, green, alvarado. the holds rater says i can’t do this, but drop t.may or somebody else for kennedy?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Alvarado for Kennedy

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        scratch this one, the first one had been from like 5 hours ago but hadn’t gone in. cleaned computer, works now.

  122. Ty says:
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    I could use a little batting help. I have Iglesias, Merryweather, and Richard Rodriguez as RPs. Drop Rodriguez for Hampson, Hicks, or Pollock?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  123. H says:
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    Who do you prefer this season between Joc and Schwarber?

    I have Schwarber on IL and thinking of dropping Joc to activate Schwarber. I really thought Joc moving to the Cubs he would get regular ABs even against lefties but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  124. Harley Earl says:
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    If I knew how to post a screen shot of my round by round draft, I’d show you. But yes, I got him at #358. Crazy lol

    I think people in my league forgot about him and started looking to fill needs based on position and roster makeup, and since Ohtani doesn’t show up in the position search filter because he’s listed as Utility, he got lost in the shuffle.

    I’m sure if he would have been listed as OF, I’m positive he’d have been grabbed long before. But hey, their loss is my gain!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      it’s still odd that 11 (or more depending on league size) didn’t notice him; you got lucky nobody else predraft set their own rankings (esp in yahoo or espn). if you have like 1 util total and it’s a 12 teamer this starts to become somewhat easier to understand it happening.

  125. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Tyler O’Neill leaves game with groin tightness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      i’m about to stash bader shortly in an NL only where i got alford playing when he actually plays. might have to drop him too for d.fowler (the young one, PIT has been sucking up so far failed ex OF prospects of TOR and OAK lately), who’s been playing more than alford so far. this becomes easier if TON out.

  126. Cohen says:
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    Too many closers, whos the drop?
    Smith
    Garrett
    Barnes
    Castillo
    Neris
    Clase

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

  127. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Between O’Neill (just exited with a groin thing) and Renfroe in a 12 team weekly league, who’s your drop? Or would you drop both for guys like Naquin Mullins Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, Naquin and Mullins

  128. Lucky Dog says:
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    Hiura not hitting, now he’s kicking the ball around? That can’t be good.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      He must’ve heard me. Slam.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        he doubled yesterday too. so up till thurs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope!

  129. chris pierce says:
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    Drop mountcastle, Vaughn or hosmer for Haniger ? Obp 5*5

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I’d rather have Haniger than Vaughn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vaughn

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    Murphy still hitless. Sheesh.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      No longer!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  131. Steve says:
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    Who do you think takes German’s spot in the rotation? They the grab to make?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deivi, sure

      • The Harrow says:
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        wow, that’s some next level translating “They” into deivi, obv it’s more about you just knew he’d be asking about deivi.

  132. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    L Gurriel on Covid list

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      Biggio out of the lineup as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • The Harrow says:
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      it sounds like the l.gurriel and others ones though where it’s a like 2 day max reaction to corona vaccines (which matches what i’ve heard from many people who’ve gotten those, about 2 days of feeling weak/weird, not sick specifically, mostly just weak/weird). jd mart though went from “sick non corona” to corona list really damn quick.

  133. Around the Horn says:
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    Gallen possibly starting Tuesday.

    Do you still rank him high among starting pitchers when he comes back or would you still have concerns about the forearm being fully healed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Around the Horn says:
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        Ouch. I have him stashed. Where would you rank him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I ranked him in the top 40 starters

  134. Lucky Dog says:
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    Yordan Alvarez with the leadoff bunt lefty on lefty perfect down the line against the shift.

    I live for that kinda stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        “We need to outlaw the shift waaah!”

        No one but no one is better at stepping on their own dicks than MLB.

        Raise the mound. Kill the DH. If you want more offense, provide league-approved steroids, otherwise leave my game TF alone.

        :shakes fistdong:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  135. William Hung says:
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    You think Matt Chapman is still trying to find his groove after last year’s injury? He looks a bit lost at the plate

    • William Hung says:
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      Damn it – Paddack looks like he’s a bench and see going forward… I don’t want to drop him for a streamer just yet

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

        • William Hung says:
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          You cutting bait on Paddack already in 12 team leagues?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I wouldn’t yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully

  136. Chris says:
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    H2h points league

    Pick a spot starter for tomorrow

    Minor @ ChW

    Or

    Cease vs KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease

  137. Lucky Dog says:
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    At what point will people give up on Austin Riley? Feel like he’s been everyone’s preseason darling every year since he came up.

    In mocks people were reaching for him earlier & earlier, 2-3-4 rounds ahead of ADP. The hype was off the charts in late drafts & sleeper articles.

    He went early in my draft, too.

    I know it’s early, but batting 7th, he doesn’t look comfortable at the plate. Maybe a AAAA player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a month

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        And like the swallows at Capistrano, come March 2022 he’ll dot everyone’s sleeper list.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            I mean, maybe not yours. Although you may have cleared a spot after finally giving up on Delino DeShields. Sigh

            lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  138. Lucky dog says:
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    Andrew McClutchDong!

    1. That should be his nickname, clearly.
    2. I wish I’d drafted him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  139. The Perfect Game says:
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    In what order in a 5×5 roto?

    JDM
    Tucker
    Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Franmil

      • The Perfect Game says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        I noticed that you’re not a big fan of JDM. Any particular reason why?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Went over him in the rankings

  140. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Which is the better guess for being the team closer — Clase or Kneble?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clase

  141. Alex says:
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    I am waiting on Mondesi to return. Picked up Dejong, but might try Kim at SS. Saw he hit a HR today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try him

  142. William Hung says:
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    Eduardo Escobar is hot schmotatoing

    • DonnieB says:
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      Odorizzi or Kluber going forward? Odorizzi gets DET next week. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  143. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following. Who ya like?

    Urias – @ sd
    May – @ sd
    Dunning – @ tb, vs bal
    Bassitt – @ ari, vs det

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt, Urias

  144. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Hampson or Edman ros ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edman

  145. JC says:
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    I know you are not a big fan of either starter in this question, but if you had to roster them, would you go with:
    Stras and Alvarado or Greinke and Diego Castillo.
    Saves and holds are separate cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  146. JC says:
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    1. Please rank the following:
    Luzardo, I Anderson, Tallion, Montas, D May

    2. Hays, DeJong, Dahl, J Polanco…who are the two I keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nothing’s changed after a week

      2. DeJong, Polanco

      • JC says:
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        Great. I will try to trade for Luzardo and Ian. Montas actually on the WW. Tempted to make an offer on May but seemingly will be bumped often.
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  147. Stat Man says:
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    Tucker’s batting profile is interesting so far.

    Striking out less than last year at 17%

    Barrel rate up to 15% from 9%

    ISO up to .351 from .244

    A .189 AVG with an xBA of .300

    BABIP only .107

    Launch angle 26% from 14%.

    Extreme fly ball rate of 56% from 42% and line drive rate down from 20% to 12%

    Hard hit rate up from 38% to 44% but his soft hit rate is up from 10% to 21%.

    Only 41 at-bats, but a mixed bag. Will see what direction this goes as things smooth out.

    Comments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Small sample

  148. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have Kershaw and Scherzer going head to head today, and Mike Minor pitches against the White Sox at home. I a up 18-9 this week. Who should I send out? I am thinking Scherzer and Kershaw, or send out all thrree. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All three

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        would u drop Adam Eaton for Zach Mckinstry

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            or michael a taylor for him? i can also pick him up bc bellinger is on IL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eaton homered today

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                would you drop Michael A for him or just pick him straight?

  149. Turd Wendell says:
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    1.Take Bassitt for Amir? Have enough closers could use another Sp

    2. Think Carlson and Rodon is fair for Devers 12tm Keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. Devers, not fair

  150. Brett says:
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    In a league that has categories for avg, ops, hr, sb, runs, rbis

    1. Rather Dozier or Bryan Reynolds?

    2. Wilson Contreras is having an awful start. Him or James McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dozier
      2. Willson

  151. Brett says:
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    In a league with categories for saves and another for holds.

    Current relievers are: Merryweather, Reyes, Garrett, Bass, May, Pagan

    Would you cut Bass for any? If so how would you rank for waivers?
    Clase, Garcia, Graveman?

    Do you think Graveman is the new closer for Seattle? Montero pitched the eighth yesterday and Graveman would’ve pitched the ninth, but Montero did have to face the top of the order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clase

      Graveman might get saves

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      The plan was supposedly to get Montero a 2 inning save. That went…not as well as expected.

      Graveman could vulture some saves, but IMO the Mariners want to work Montero into being the closer of the future. A walk, HBP & wild pitch weren’t exactly “light’s out” pitching, but it was self-inflicted. He didn’t exactly get knocked around.

      As a giants fan I can attest that Graveman is not without meltdown potential. If he wasn’t, he’d likely be the Giants closer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Think you’re right, hopefully

  152. JC says:
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    1. Have to cut or trade a MI….would you rather keep DeJong or J Polanco? Strikeouts are a category so DeJong hurts there but his place in the lineup seems more secure.???
    2. Holds and Saves are separate categories. I have C Valdez, Alvarado, Pom, and Gallegos. Would you try to deal Valdez and punt saves? Or drop a holds guy (Alvarado?) for Trivino hoping he gets the ninth inning?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong
      2. No

      • JC says:
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        Thank you . Helpful and timely! I will hold my current set of relievers then. Diekman’s the guy in Oakland I guess by your answer. Bay Area reporters not sure with some leaning Trivino.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea, I’m guessing like everyone else

  153. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, need to drop either Chisholm or Dylan Moore. Who gets cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisholm

  154. frankgrimes says:
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    F* ? Marry? Kill?

    Teoscar Dahl Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marry Teoscar, Kill Dahl

  155. DonnieB says:
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    Odorizzi or Kluber going forward?

    Drop Cutch for Candelario or hold?

    Do you still like JD Davis whenever he gets off IL?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odoroizzi…hold…yes

  156. William Hung says:
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    Damn – the injuries & slumps are hammering me through the first 2 weeks, and expected to impact me this upcoming week as well. I have 2 spots that help, but like 5 players who are bench-worthy. Current roster below:

    C- IKF
    1B- Olson
    2B- Madrigal
    3B- India
    SS- Story
    OF- Alvarez, Dylan Moore, Betts
    UTIL- Eduardo Escobar
    B- Chapman, Kyle Lewis
    IL – Tim Anderson & Cody Bellinger

    SP- Paddack, Plesac, Means, Ryu, Corbin
    RP- Castillo, Merryweather, Montero, Rogers, Dick-Rod, Reyes

    Because of injuries/slumps (Betts, Chapman, & Moore), I’ve had to carry 2 bench bats – which takes away my streaming spot. Should I just stand pat for now instead of dropping a valuable piece? I’ve been debating what to do with Paddack – it doesn’t help that from all indications, Paddack appears to still be figuring out his fastball, which I had no idea was a problem until recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  157. Lucky Dog says:
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    I can’t believe they didn’t call a rain delay in the Mets game. Good for Strohman to force the issue. Ridiculous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They had Stroman come out for two batters then called a rain delay? Tell me they didn’t do that

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Ugh

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Worse. They had Stroman come out just as it started raining, he faced a batter in sloppy horrible conditions while asking the umps to call it. They ignored him. He faced a batter taking as much time between pitches as he could. Balls squirting all around because he clearly couldn’t get a grip, sloppy field glistening & finally as Stroman stepped off the mount and mulled about they called the delay.

        So basically Stroman called the rain delay. Had he not done that the umps wouldn’t have done anything. It was so dumb to start that game. And now imma likely lose Stroman’s start today. Gah.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Man, is that so wildly dumb, what are they doing

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Especially considering the work the grounds crew had just done to get the field ready for play. Yay, pull the tarp & get it soaked again.

            Between the k-zone being a complete mystery batter to batter, the completely obvious blown call on the Conforto HBP to DECIDE A FRIGGIN GANE, & now this boner of a decision, the umps are having a very tough year so far.

            I’m stunned in disbelief over this one. Mind boggling.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Just don’t get what they were thinking

  158. DonnieB says:
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    Brent Honeywell….2 perfect innings with 2 Ks. Grab him over Kluber or too early? It’s a 12 team keeper. Can keep 3 years. Thanks.

  159. Lucky Dog says:
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    Devers flashing the glove this year. That was an incredible double play. Makes up for him brain-farting yesterday when he thought there were 2 outs & didn’t tag the runner out at second. Actually he made up for it with the bags chucked in the 8th, too. Saved the game. He’s a much better defensive player than I thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, nice, didn’t see it

  160. Don’t now how long it will last, but A. Gimenez leading off today! Sure hope he catches fire and stays there. Real busy lately, good stuff Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  161. Brett says:
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    QS league: Can you rank Mahle, Means, Rogers, Rodon

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  162. JC says:
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    Your guess on Kelenic’s promotion the the bigs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 weeks

      • DonnieB says:
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        How about Kirilloff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          About same

  163. DonnieB says:
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    Brent Honeywell looked great over 2 perfect innings. Grab him over Kluber if you only only have one reserve spot? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  164. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey in a limited moves league would you drop Tapia for Arriez ?

    Obp and slg

    Man the Rockies stink outside of Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  165. Lucky Dog says:
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    And Devers just pastes one. He came out of the box like he didn’t think he got it & it went like 400+.

    He just loves to hit at Camden Yards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  166. Alfaro looks like he’s headed to the IL
    Choices are Torrens, A. Barnes, Stephenson and A. Kirk
    Like the Venezuelan in Seattle, but Barnes pretty stable in LA, and Stephenson and Kirk good prospects – who would you plug in? Have a great day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Torrens

  167. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Yelich leaves game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh no

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Back tightness

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah it’s his back

  168. Daniel Scott Fuqua says:
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    My best hitting lineup today in DFS is killing it. Unfortunately, it’s the only team where I used De Leon who has -17 points. Unreal how that happens. Somehow I’m still in the money despite that, but no chance that holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

      • letsgobravos says:
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        Somehow I still scored 130 and with that lineup despite getting -6 points total between Shoemaker and De Leon. I’ve gotten 50+ points out of my pitchers several times this week and failed to cash. Devers and Buxton combined for 66 points and got another 57 out of Verdugo, Ramos and Grisham. Figures I’d get my worst pitching performance of the week when I had my best offensive output by far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that sucks

          • letsgobravos says:
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            Meant to say above that I still cashed with that lineup so it could have been worse.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, nice!

  169. Brushback says:
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    Clase closed again.

    Who do you think racks the most saves /holds this year – Melancon or Clase?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

  170. Crazy J says:
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    Travis “Phoenix” Shaw, sonofabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  171. Brett says:
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    How confident are you that clase keeps the job? Good skill set? Debating if he’s worth spending extra in faab to get.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems totally possible

  172. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team Roto
    We hanging in there with Dylan Moore for now or is he a drop consideration?
    Arraez, Moore, Gimenez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gimenez

  173. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    It happens every season. I have a bit of luck streaming, and I start to think I know what I’m doing. Yeah, Davies, looks good. Shoemaker! Absolutely. Oh, and Trevor Williams for sure. I never learn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, Vin

  174. Brett says:
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    McKenzie or Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

  175. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    4 straight games for Escobar

  176. letsgobravos says:
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    Huge props to the streamonator for putting me onto DeSclafani today. I was trailing 10-0 in one of my leagues yesterday morning. Gems from Civale and DeSclafani plus 9 homers and 21 RBIs from my offense now has me up 7-3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  177. frankgrimes says:
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    Josh Palacios is utility only in NFBC.
    WeakSauce!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  178. Saint says:
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    Diekman, Amir, Kennedy, Bass, Garcia, Clase. Saves only

    Please rank top 4.

    Thanks

  179. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 2 starts?
    Canning at KC
    Dunning at Rays
    Webb at Marlins
    Eflin at Mets
    Paddack at Pirates

  180. William Hung says:
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    Eduardo Escobar, in DJ Khaled style – “and another one”

  181. Lucky Dog says:
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    Nice to see the M’s go right back to Montero today with a 2 run lead. Also nice to see a 1-2-3 inning. He K’d the 1st batter on the inside corner but it was inexplicably called a ball, just before the fly-out.

    Everyone exhale. lol

  182. Jayrod says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks again for all the dedication!

    Quick question:
    Do you mess with sports cards at all?
    If you do, whats your favorite in the collection?

    I’ve bought cards of guys I’ve spec’d on and it’s paid off (Ozzie aka Ozhaino Albies).

    Just curious! Have a great one!
    -Jay

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