We all know what to hoist by one’s own petard means, right?  It’s like when Wile E. Coyote tries to drop a cannonball on the Road Runner, but the cannonball’s heft breaks off the cliff and plunges Wile E. to his untimely demise.  (Clearly, the best Shakespearean example.)  That’s how I feel about rookie pitchers.  You grab them because of the upside, then hoist them up and they roofie you and, next thing you know, your kidney is replacing El Chapo’s.  On the Prospect-o-Nator, Alex Reyes is the 2nd best rookie pitcher this year, behind Walker Buehler.  Clearly, Alex Reyes needs to be owned, but he’s A) Rookie.  B)  Returning from Tommy John surgery.  C) There’s no C.  If things break right, he could be an ace for the last four months of the season.  If things break wrong, your fantasy team could plunge to its untimely demise.  Remember, never go full petard.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Devin Mesoraco – Every time someone on the Mets gets an idea, put a light bulb in Mesoraco’s mouth.  “Yo, Mesoraco, you are my figurative bright idea.”  That’s Mickey Callaway realizing he should have his players bat according to the lineup card.

Ryon Healy – You lost out on Matt Adams, so you have to do something.  It’s unlikely Healy will lose 75 pounds and start dating a tattoo artist who is freaky-deaky, but he could be just as valuable as Adams.

Mitch MorelandI hate the world today.  *mumbles lyrics for about 30 seconds, then the chorus…*  I’m a Mitch lover, I’m a child, I’m a mother.  I’m a sinner, I’m a saint..  I DO NOT FEEL ASHAMED!

Logan MorrisonDerek Fisher opened the critically acclaimed Chilean restaurant, El Pescador de Schmotato, but you know his special of the day?  LoMo Saltmotato.

Alen Hanson – I’ve resisted talking about Hanson, because he’s such an Mmmmmflop, but he has been playing and hitting.

Colin Moran – Couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed watching Moran hit.  Was like I was a 6-year-old boy watching Erin Moran braless during the Battle of the Network Stars.  She may be dead, but only IRL, not IGM.  (In Grey’s Mind, was that clear?)

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Fun!  The pickup, that is.  If you’re not having fun picking up the Mini Impaler, you’re not breathing.  If you’re not breathing, you’re a zombie.  If you’re a zombie, does all brain custard taste the same?  Inquiring minds want to know.  Zombie pun!

Miguel Rojas – I like to give you at least one guy from every position, but it was hard wrangling a shortstop this week.  Without using my hands to count, there were about three considerations.  Luis Urias?  Meh, maybe, but the Padres don’t have much reason to promote.  Brandon Crawford was available to talk about, but so meh.  Jurickson Profar could’ve been mentioned, but he’s been hitting well and still around .220 with two homers.  More like ho-hum-nerds!  Amiright?!  (Prolly not right, in this unstints.)  Rojas, on the other hand (I said no hands!), has five homers and two steals, and playing.  People are mentioning Profar, but not Rojas?  As they ask in Looney Toon Town in Cuba, “Porque Puig?”

Matt Kemp – No struggle at all for me to push you to buy into Kemp.  I can’t believe he’s not already owned.  Sure, the Dodgers are a dumpster fire in the middle of a toxic waste dump, but Kemp’s been bad?  Hint:  No.

Dustin Fowler – Just gave you my Dustin Fowler fantasy.  It was written in skywriting.

Daniel Palka – If you say this guy’s name in a Polish bar-slash-Pierogi grill house, you may get punched.  “Didja you say ‘Damn Polka?”  “Dan!”  As A.J. Pierzynski and his friends surround you with their switchblades facing the wrong way.

Tyler Naquin –  Could be nothing but a hot schmotato, but Naquin the Chef isn’t only built 4 subbin’ stinks.  We could trade pieces, get lifted in the fantasy races.  Word up, peace Incarcerated Waiver Wire faces.

Tyler Clippard – Sticking with the new established Tyler theme, the new Jays closer.  Or not.  I legit have no idea.  I’m holding Oh, Tepera, Clippard, Axford–Oh, hell no, not Axford.  The other three, though, I am holding.

Shane Greene – Was surprised to see him owned in less than 50% of leagues (the official cutoff for this facacta list).  Y’all don’t like SAGNOF?  Whatcha got against it? You mother–*charges at you, held back by someone, though, not really fighting hard to get through that person’s arms*  You better hope they don’t let me go?!  I’m coming for you!

Brad Brach – With O’Day injured, Brach will get saves again for the Everlasting Sobfloppers.  Word up, peace Incarcerated Waiver Wire faces.  (Sorry, stuck in my head.)

Keynan Middleton – With the Angels filling in at closer for Keynan about as well as George Lazenby filled in for Sean Connery, Middleton should get the job right back.

Domingo German – I gave you my Domingo German fantasy the other day, but this is more about what the Stream-o-Nator is thinking this weekend.  Like how it thinks about starting a family with a toaster and its hand.

Mike Soroka – Not only are there a ton of Stream-o-Nator calls this weekend that I’m not mentioning, but Soroka is also a guy I could see owning.  Lots of good stuff.  Really, fun, wild, stuff.  Super good, fun, wonderful–Okay, you get it.

Nick Tropeano – This is another Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to a bail bondsman to ask if it can get bailed out of “its own personal hell.”

SELL

Patrick Corbin – Okay, love him.  I’m not saying drop Corbin.  I wrote a sleeper post for him this offseason.  My love is deep, strong and true for Corbin.  What I’m saying is have you seen his stats?  Yo, shizz went goofy.  Not saying he’s not this pitcher.  I’m saying I don’t think anyone is this pitcher!  He added a curveball and stopped throwing a change that has, uh, changed his landscape.  Things are promising here, but not this promising.  Nothing is this promising, except Kendrick Lamar’s next album.  His fastball velocity is down, and he’s suddenly a 11.8 K/9 compared to the 8 K/9 he was in his career?  Please, let’s not be silly with ourselves.  I’d look at the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and see what you could potentially get for him.  I still like him, so I wouldn’t sell him for the opportunity to get stuck in the elevator with Janice from Friends, but I would explore options.

  1. Dave D says:
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    Thanks for the recommendations, Grey, but sadly none of these players are available in any of my leagues. A good read nonetheless.

    Btw, Delmonico leading off tonight for ChiSox, Tim Anderson batting 8th. Wtf? Is Renteria channeling Scioscia, or is it he is searching for his own version of cray-cray.

    Any ideas for a new Moniker for Richard Avina Renteria?

    Rick Dementia
    Dick Dementia
    Rick Rentyourrearend

    Reply

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave D: Rick Dementia or Rentyourrearend work for me, maybe we should do a poll?

      • Dave D says:
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        Sure, a poll: Rick ( Dee-men-tee-ya ) vs. Rick Rentyourrearend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rentyourrearend!

  2. M says:
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    What do you make of Matt Carpenter? He’s been hitting the ball hard but not much to show for it – you think he’a still injured or just getting old?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Old

  3. Steve says:
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    14t keeper, offer Benintendi for Vlad? It’s crazy early and speculative but Vlad looks like the real deal! What do you think too much too soon?

    Thanks

  4. MmmmFlop says:
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    with Moncada on the DL, picked up Merrifield to fill in at 2b. how would you rank Whit, Hanson & scooter over the next month?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit, Scooter

    • c says:
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      @MmmmFlop: if you pick up Whit, you’re in a 4 team league. smfh,

  5. Ray-Jays Exploding Birds says:
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    Gotta drop someone to active Keynan. Kyle Gibson, Caleb Smith, or Sean Newcomb?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  6. Warren says:
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    Puig or Suarez ROS? OBP league.

    Also, drop Godley for Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez….Sure, Reyes

  7. Harry Houdini says:
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    Thanks for all you do my man, Fridays are a double dose of awesome with the Buys post!!!

    Hanson or Cosart for MI filler?

    Have a Greyt Weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cozart — you too!

  8. SMILES says:
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    SON has Jack Flaherty listed w/ a 2 start week coming up .. where does this info originate?

      • return2earth says:
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        @Grey:

        so it is more speculation that he will be called up for those starts then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think so

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey:
            Is he a must pick-up if they call him up?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For sure

  9. Donny Simms says:
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    got drunk last night and traded DeGrom for Acuna
    did i oof? i feel like i oofed. somebody make me feel better

    8 team weekly h2h points.

    SP- bumgarner, nola, snell, mcculers, pivetta, reyes, streamers
    OF – stanton, bellinger, springer, yoenis, puig

    • Steve says:
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      @Donny Simms: nah, you made champagne my friend. Acuna is much more valuable than degrom. You won.

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Donny Simms: eeeegh, IDK. is it a keeper? You’ve probably got enough pitching without deGrom since it is a weekly league.

  10. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. looking for a 1b to fill in for smoak who has been pretty blah. who do you like of these guys – mancini, cron, gurriel, healy, desmond or moreland?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        or Desmond

  11. Jbona3 says:
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    In an auction, keeper league I’ve got a $5 corbin – what type of player/tier would you recommend targeting for a return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Maybe Yoenis?

  12. knucks says:
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    Corbin/Manaea for Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  13. primetime says:
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    Grey, someone dropped him this week and used my waiver claim and got him today. Glorious.

    Thoughts on Flagherty? Drop Tehran for him?

    • primetime says:
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      @primetime: Also, is it time to drop Bundy or wait till his next start this weekend?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Teheran for him

      • jason20000 says:
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        @Grey:
        Drop Gausman for Flaherty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  14. Chud says:
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    How confident r u that “ me Ozuna stop being crappy hitter n hit HR soon n break out of funk!”

    Deal McCullers for him in dynasty?

    Thank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so on Ozuna — I’d take him

  15. primetime says:
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    Grey, last one I promise.. hehe.. probably not. Some baseball and friday night drinking I might be back later.

    Greg Bird. What kind of numbers, report said he is about 3 weeks away. I like to be proactive.

    I am trying to shop Jose Mart for a next year pick so I can grab Bird.. <- see what i did there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15 HR, .255

  16. Who wins? says:
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    Fair trade: Villanueva, Pujols, and Stratton for Archer and Hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer side, fair for the person getting Archer

  17. OaktownSteve says:
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    My occasionally eerie spider sense hasn’t shown up yet this year. Not quite ready to go fully spidey sense on this, but I’m seeing a very high K total for Sonny Gray tonight. Like maybe as high as 14. DFSers and streamers, do with this as you will.

    • Grey

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      I really hope so, he’s been a struggle to hold in the league where I have him

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s been better since Romine became his Tim McCarver. I think catcher does make a difference to Sonny. He’s got a ton of movement and the ball really needs to be received well.

        Did I tell you that in addition to streaming Eflin for the double start this week the Oaktown Kids also streamed Hellickson for two in the NFBC? AND they sat G. Richards and started ERod.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so, man, I’m going to be greeted by the RF’s with Corbin soon, so I need Gray to pick up slack… Oaktown Kids need their own Razzball column!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            They’re like 8 points out front in first in a 15 teamer NFBC. And they just got Rendon, Schoop and Sal Perez back and still have Wil Meyers on the blocks.

            Are you still crushing the NL Only? Last I looked you were cruising.

            I saw some encouraging news on Kingery today. His peripherals indicate a lot of bad luck. Should have had some better results. Hopefully the Phillies are seeing that and they keep him in the line up. If a couple hits fall he could get the running game going and that might lead to something the chase for steals being what it is. I’m holding him in the RCL in the hope that he gets hot and gives a whole bunch of position eligibility.

            • Grey

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              Bryce, Braun and Hoskins have struggled for 2 weeks (Braun longer)… Still in 1st, but no longer cruising… I like the hold of Kingery, but it’s hard in an RCL… No worse than holding a Vlad Jr. on off chance he comes up tho, and could argue Kingery better hold bc he is up…

  18. Calvinball! says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Cron or Moreland: Same difference? Leaning Cron, but my leans havent been too kind lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same diff, Cron

  19. Darn says:
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    Dynasty H2H points league: Just was offered Jose Altuve for Ozzie Albies. What do I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Altuve

      • Darn says:
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        @Grey: I want to. But it’s kinda crazy that it feels close right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It does seem close

          • c says:
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            @Grey: the regression fairies say you’re both full of daisy eyes and Vicodin pills.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  20. phennore says:
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    Need to stream a pitcher in a weekly 16-team 5×5 league. Options are:

    Tyler Anderson @SD and @SF
    Torpeano TB
    Heaney HOU and TB
    Lopez @PIT and TEX
    Kuhl SD

    FWIW, SON likes Tyler Anderson. Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  21. Jack says:
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    12-team H2H categories, 5 bench spots, 3 DL spots – – when would be a good time to grab Vlad Jr? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I would now if I had room

  22. Tony C says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for the Buy/Sell advice. I wonder if you list the players in your article in any particular order perhaps by priority? Thanks! Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There is no priority… If you need steals, you’re going Mallex Smith over Kemp

  23. ctrengove says:
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    Thanks for the Friday afternoon read, Grey.

    Your hunch on when Toronto calls up Vlad Jr.? I know it’s pretty much just speculation at this point.

    • William Hung says:
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      @ctrengove: Anime Grey says July

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully June, prolly July at earliest

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Hopefully! Thanks, Grey. Have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @ctrengove: I don’t see it happening before September
      If at all this year…
      Hes 19 and played less than 30 games in AA

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Slappy Jack:

        Decent amount of precedent of teams promoting teenagers to MLB.

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          @ctrengove: I think there is a more substantial precedent of teams not doing that.
          I love mini Vlad as much as the next guy and five girls but, idk, promoting him that early just seems like a publicity stunt if it happens.

  24. Hankp says:
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    Grey – which side do you like ROS in a 5×5 DeJong/Kepler or Bregman/someone like Happ or JBJ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  25. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, I know this is needs based, but just looking to sell high on Corbin as I have more than enough pitching, my Corbin for his Yelich, yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  26. Michael DePinto says:
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    My 1B position has been a revolving door all season. On to my next option. Who do you prefer out of Davidson, Cron, Jose Martinez and Healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  27. Filkarri says:
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    Would you cut Dahl to stash Vlad Jr? He’s serving as a bench bat, occasional util slot guy for me at the moment.

    • Filkarri says:
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      @Filkarri: Or cut Osuna since it seems unlikely he’ll play the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  28. batflix says:
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    The Vlad Jr. hype train is obscene.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @batflix: it’s cray cray

  29. William Hung says:
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    For all my complaints about Billy Hamilton, he is hitting .346 in the month of May with an OBP north of .400. I found this article as well: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2018/05/08/billy-hamilton-adjusts-swing-leadoff-cincinnati-reds-outfield-don-long-mlb-national-league-base/592262002/

    TL;DR – he has been using a towel under his arm to practice being a better hitter. So he’s been getting on base at over 40% but he has 0 SBs. Talk about being in the upside down… needless to say, I still own Billy Hamilton cause just when I think I should drop him, I see these positive numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A towel? Really? First time I’ve heard that

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Apparently it helps keep is elbow level – he was dropping it causing his swing to get out of whack – hopefully he starts running soon. He’s all empty average batting 9th without those steals.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Interesting

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: In my disdain for owning Hamilton and focusing him as my drop, I just realized with Odor coming back tonight, I have 4 2B – Merrifield, Taylor, and Odor active, with Moncada on the DL… does that make Odor more expendable for a closer/pitching streamer on my team over Billy Hamilton?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, makes him pretty expendable

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: we did those drills in babe ruth league….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hunh, news to me

  30. OF Depth says:
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    corbin for his (or her) ozuna straight up, or throw in a puig as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, throw in Puig

  31. Keeks says:
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    12 team 5×5 (HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG x QS, SV+Hlds, ERA, WHIP, K9)

    1B Freeman
    2B Chris Taylor
    3B Rendon
    SS Lindor
    OF Mookie
    OF Hoskins
    OF Khris Davis
    Util Benintendi
    Util Acuna
    Bench Yuli, Tim anderson, Villanueva, Conforto (Moncada-DL)
    SP Corbin, Nola, Snell, Archer, Clevinger, Castillo
    RP Miller, Hader, Madson,Watson,Steckenrider (for about another half hour lol)

    Team been absolutely killing it on both sides but looking to get ahead of what seems like a DL stint for Corbin.

    Taking the roster into account, would you trade my Nola & Acuna for his Kluber or does the pitching look strong/deep enough that its not worth giving up Acuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  32. JB2 says:
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    What kind of hitter would you accept for Severino?

    I’ve gotten offers of Starling Marte, Jose Abreu, and some other less flattering things. He’s so excellent, but I have trouble with the pitcher to hitter exchange rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  33. The Shoe says:
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    Good Afternoon Grey,

    I’m breaking into a cold sweat with all the bad vibes being flung into the universe about Corbin at the moment. Anything you can offer to calm me down, haha?

    A. I’m going to try to stay on the Corbin train, but what do you think of the following trade ideas:
    My Corbin and McCutchen for either Judge or Blackmon OR
    My Corbin and McCutchen for Porcello

    B. If I stick it out with Corbin, how do you think my rotation looks? My other SPs are Morton, Quintana, Clevinger, Godley, Soroka, Gibson, Wacha. There are guys like VV, A. Reyes, and J. Flaherty out there on the waiver wire in my league, which is a 12 team points format. Feeling uneasy about my staff and wondering if I should look to trade or just play the waiver wire game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry, I own Corbin too… A. Doesn’t seem realistic, but Blackmon first B. Looks decent enough

  34. John says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Can you rank the following for ROS:

    Castellanos, Ozuna, Merrifield, and Haniger

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Merrifield, Haniger

  35. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Drop Melancon to stash Reyes in DL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  36. Kingslayer says:
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    Looking for a reason to drop Piscotty…. Willy Adames or Francisco Mejia worth it? Either coming up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  37. OaktownSteve says:
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    Randall Delgado played “an aggressive game of catch” today.

    Delgado: How aggressive do you want me to be, coach?
    Coach: Angry weasel.

    Seranthony Dominguez was picked up in both my leagues with waivers. Including the FCL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  38. hankg says:
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    Drop Ziegler to pick up Brach as backup closer? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  39. TheOneWhoAsks says:
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    Ohtani the batter, he plays like 3-4 games per week and has put good numbers but I’m not sure if he’s worth adding and playing him every day he’s in the lineup or not? I would drop Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  40. Filkarri says:
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    My Segura and Corbin for his Baez and Kimbrel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, don’t love top closers tho

  41. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Is Matt Harvey’s time with the Reds going to be the worst attempt at a comeback since “Pumps ‘n a Bump”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, Pumps n Bump wasn’t good? Says who?

  42. DonnieB says:
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    I have Corbin at $4 in a 12 team keeper. How would you rank Acuna,Ozuna and Albies for him? I assume any of them would be a good get. Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, Acuna — you too!

  43. Branta says:
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    Someone in my keeper league actually dropped Reyes this week.

    I couldn’t believe it. Immediately scooped him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  44. henncoop says:
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    Looking at my hitting for next week in a 12 team weekly lineups 5X5. Moreland would give me a boost per hittertron for next week. The drop would be Andujar. ROS Andujar vs Moreland??? …worth the slight boost for next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  45. David says:
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    Thanks Grey. 14 team h2h, 5×5, OBP replacing AVG. Need to drop one of these: Teoscar, Mancini, Yonder. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder

  46. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Is Mesoraco on here just so you can make ugly jokes, or do you think he’s worth playing at C in fantasy baseball? I know he’s hideous looking, but will he help as a primary catcher in a 15-team league?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15-team is about where I’d have to be to consider — think he was grabbed in my 15 teamer

  47. Frightened Rabbit says:
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    Pivetta or Mahle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

      • Frightened Rabbit says:
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        @Grey: Pivetta or Darvish?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yu

        • Frightened Rabbit says:
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          @Frightened Rabbit: Pivetta is the new wandyline.

  48. Five-on-One says:
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    Mesoraco over Yan Gomes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  49. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    In a 12 team mixed league I’ve basically been streaming shortstops with Marwin, Semien and now Cozart. My OF is stacked with Trout, Hoskins, Pham, Haniger, Jose Martinez. and Matt Adams (3 OF, 2 UTIL so one has to sit anyway). I was looking to possibly move Haniger. I received an offer of Didi (who has been ice cold after his hot start) but had my eyes set on Baez because his owner also already has Lindor. Do either of those names sound fair for Haniger and which would you prefer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger for Didi and you’re not moving on that immediately?

  50. Phil says:
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    Grey, What kind of a change would I need to make for ithis to be a strong rotation in a 10-team league?

    Severino
    Cmart
    Bauer
    Keuchel
    Tanaka
    Quintana
    Mikolas
    Gio G
    Gausman

    I.E, if I turned player x into player y…

    Bottom line, is this good enough for a championship, if offense, bullpen is strong?

    Thanks, Grey! You’re the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman and Gio are streamers in 10 team league — what bullpen?

      • Phil says:
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        Boxberger
        Vizcaino
        Norris
        Hader
        Ottavino
        Giles

  51. Zeus says:
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    The George Lazenby documentary is pretty fascinating how he basically bullshitted his way into becoming James Bond. Have you seen it? I would also like to say On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is my favorite bond film and this is coming from someone who feels the way you do about Stanton about Connery.

    You’re the man now dog

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watched it on Hulu a few months ago, it was decent, Hulu actually does decent docs… Lazenby peaced out of that Bond whip…

      YTMND!

  52. Mikolas Ultra says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you like ROS, Carrasco or Paxton? Is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco, it’s close

  53. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy & top of the afternoon grey! To quote the artist known as R kelly “It’s the remix to ignition
    Hot and fresh out the kitchen
    Mama rollin’ that body
    Got every man in here wishin’
    Sippin’ on coke and rum
    I’m like so what I’m drunk
    It’s the freakin’ weekend baby
    I’m about to have me some fun” it’s definitely the quote to start the weekend lol

    Now onto fantasy baseball, lol! H2h pts weekly lock league .

    Is Vladimir Guerrero Jr the prospect to add & stash? Second part of that Q, is it too early to add vlad jr? I have the space on my bench.

    #1.) I want vlad jr

    #2.) which bat to add out of these:
    – Alen Hanson (2b/OF)
    – alex Gordon
    – Dustin fowler
    – scooter gennett
    – Miguel Rojas (SS/1b)
    – Mitchy two bags Moreland (1b)
    – mark trumbo (OF/DH)
    – Byron Buxton
    – Logan Morrison (1b/DH)

    So basically looking to add vlad jr + one of those other mentioned bats, I don’t have a position of need just best overall & for longer term not just for next week

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Buxton’s on your waivers you don’t need to stash Vlad

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        He was dropped last week when he was on DL by his owner but he cleared waivers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then you should grab Buxton before Vlad Jr.

        • Green monstah says:
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          @Green monstah:

          Looking at the league notes the same owner who dropped buxton, also dropped Christian yelich two weeks prior who I gladly added last week lol!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  54. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Just noticed that A. Bummer is on the mound for the White Sox. Pretty much sums up their season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, think that every time he’s on the hill

  55. henncoop says:
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    Always look forward to the Buy/Sell on Fridays.
    I am looking to pick up Heaney for his 2 starts next week in a weekly league vs Hou & TB both at home which SON gives a 16.9 That seems a bit high considering the Stro’s but I won’t argue with the bot.
    If I pick up Heaney I need to drop one of Mahle, Gausman, Gibson or Wacha.
    Who’s the drop??
    Have a good weekend & look forward to your take of what happens over the weekend on Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lose Mahle, you too!

  56. Fister says:
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    You wouldn’t trade Altuve for Albies and Donaldson in a H2H redraft league, would you? I have Justin Turner in my DL slot, so him or Josh would have to sit each week and that might be too much of a loss of value for this trade to be in my favor. But I want to know if you would hold or pull the trigger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, could be fair tho

  57. Scrapski says:
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    Hey Grey
    Love the advice but stay for the anime – would you like to one day thank the academy?
    Plz rate
    Puig, Mancini, Hanley, Teoscar
    Ros
    5×5 Roto
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Hanley, Puig, Mancini

  58. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Speed is tough to come by this year. Thinking about making a play for Dustin Fowler in a couple of leagues. He stole 8 bags in 30 games at Triple A this year. Hope that he gets enough PT to make an impact.

    Jankowski looks like a decent sagnof target too. He’s been playing everyday and hitting leadoff over the past week or so. Might have been a year early on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was looking at Matt Sczuzuerzuerzer for that reason

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: For speed? The wire must be barren in that league. Though outside of Inciarte, Tim Anderson, and the usual rabbits, nobody seems to be running much this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          12 team NL-Only — no one’s running, and steals are bad on my team

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: I’m guessing Jankowski is already owned there. Yeah, I need Altuve to pick it up and Acuna to start swiping some more bags too. Stuck in the bottom third in that cat in a couple of leagues.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Been owned… My top steals guy is Braun — woof!

  59. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Beltre, Brantley, Carpenter, Jose Martinez or Seager in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  60. OddBall Herrera says:
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    Healy’s numbers across the board are so close to last year’s it’s almost uncanny except for two numbers: the HR/FB rate, which in turn is driving the .80 point gain in ISO

    He is going to regress back to his ‘cruddy OBP w/ 25 homer power’ rate before you know it, which in this day in age is the definition of ‘meh’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, meh

  61. JC says:
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    Guerrero or Villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  62. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Which two sit tonight?

    C Taylor vs CIN (Harvey)
    Puig vs CIN (Harvey)
    T Hernandez vs BOS (Sale)
    Soler @ CLE (Bauer)
    Desmond vs MIL (woodruff)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Teoscar

  63. Ian says:
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    I’m in a quasi dynasty league – up to 15 keepers. I’m obsessed with getting Vlad. Thoughts on offering DeGrom and Moncada (once they prove their health) for Jose Ramirez and Vlad? Is this fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, it’s fair

  64. Matty says:
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    I assume I missed a week and (Formerly) Fatt Adams is worth a waiver claim now.
    How about Dave Mengden, still a MediOAKer I assume?

    Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Adams

      Daniel? Wouldn’t mess with him — you too!

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        That I mixed him up with Dave Magadan certainly isn’t a vote of confidence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  65. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear My Cry says:
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    Worth taking a flyer on Price if he’s been dropped?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s on waivers in my league and no one’s picking him up

  66. Turd Wendell says:
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    Jesus, Puig in the 8 hole tonight. Every time I own shares of this dude he’s terrible. Every time I don’t, he’s great. Sorry other Puig owners. I offered him up for Vlad, I’d need shocked if it gets accepted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I’m with you there, killing me

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I thought I was the root of Puig’s problems and by trading him I would be doing everyone a favor… I even traded him for useless Conforto who I dropped for Gallo #shallowleagueproblems

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish I could drop him, but own him in deeper leagues

          • Turd Wendell says:
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            @Grey: omg I wish I could pick up Gallo for him. Had to stop myself from dropping him for Soler and that might be a kick in the d*ck.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  67. B.Loblaw says:
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    Corbin/Reddick for Maeda/L.Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  68. Norbs says:
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    Drop Desmond for DeShields if I need steals? 10 team Weekly H2H 6×5 (OPS added). Thanks and don’t forget to give Ma Grey a call this weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay — will do!

  69. H says:
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    You must really be a shitty pitcher to be optioned to AAA for Matt Harvey…looking at you Homer Bailey..oh wait they optioned Finnegan. What…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  70. William Hung says:
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    Does anyone else shed a few tears and a need to evaluate one’s own life when you see a rostered player in the Sell section?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  71. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop teoscer for gyorko? He’s batting 5th behind ozuna today… I don’t need outfielders with Mazara and Myers as my 4th 5th, but I have lamb, Suarez, adsrubel, Murphy, tim anderson also. Don’t need pitching but minter hit waivers today..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko plays about twice a week

  72. Brett says:
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    Qs instead of wins. Can you rank rich hill tailon and godley

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon, Godley

  73. Kingslayer says:
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    Should I drop Piscotty for Willy Adames or Francisco Mejia? (Irrelevant of position.. best 2018 hitting)

    Either getting called up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adames in maybe June/July — think you can lose Piscotty in most mixed leagues

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @DonnieB: @Grey:

        I offered Correa for Acuña and got turned down.

  74. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade Nola for Acuna? Both keepable one more year after this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  75. FrankGrimes says:
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    Sonny Gray doing Sonny Gray things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate him with my whole being

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Hahha.
        Josh Bell should watch Khris Davis at bats and stop with all the f’n fussin’ In the batters box.

        Just mash Dude come on already.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, too much box shenanigans!

  76. J-Money says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff man. In an OPS league, who’s the odd man out with Odor coming off the DL? Puig, Margot, Mallex Smith?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  77. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey would you hold on to Andrew Suarez or drop him to pick someone else up like

    Helliickson
    Barria
    McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Suarez looks hideous.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eugenio?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            andrew suarez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, not good

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                1) Would you drop Andrew Suarez for either hellickson, Barrie or McCarthy or hold?
                2) Would you drop Tyler Austin to bring up Glyber Torres?

                Thanks as always

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  1. Hellickson 2. Sure

  78. prescriptionnugs says:
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    Corbin (and Alex wood?) for g Torres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much for Gleyber unless dynasty

      • prescriptionnugs says:
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        @Grey: thanks ol chap

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. mthom42 says:
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    ROS points league

    Weavers or Castillo? Figured they’re close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  80. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Domingo Santana as a bench bat, but he’s sitting for a second straight day (at Coors!). Should I drop him to pick up Seunghwan Oh to vulture some saves? Or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him for Coors series, unless Oh gets a save tonight

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Great advice as usual. Thanks!

        • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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          @GrassyKnollRedding: PS: Milwaukee needs to trade an outfielder already.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Instead, they traded for them!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  81. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Chris Taylor for knebel or should I aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Knebel

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Meh.

  82. FrankGrimes says:
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    Ugh Bauer smh

    • William Hung says:
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      @FrankGrimes: cost me 2 categories by himself tonight and won’t qualify for the W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      smDh

  83. Clive says:
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    Trade analyzer says no brainer on trading Corbin (ranked 15 currently) for Bregman (444). I’d still have Verlander, Tanaka, Lester, Morton, McCullers, Wood, Newcomb.. keeper league where Corbin and Bregman are both late rounders next year. Am I overthinking this? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

  84. FrankGrimes says:
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    Love when a manager Let’s a pitcher stay late into the game like sale today.
    What do you like watching more hitting or pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting, pitchers are the devil

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey: Lou Pinella, is that you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is me!

  85. Tbone says:
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    My Conforto for Merrifield ?

    Time to ditch Carpenter?

    10 team dynasty full keeper roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both make sense

  86. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Trade Wade Davis to get Castellanos for my RF spot? I have Domingo there now.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  87. Play Ball says:
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    Gennett, Semien or Healy for counting stats in a standard, season-long roto (R/RBI/HR/AVG/SB)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  88. Let's Play Two says:
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    My RP – Jansen, Vasquez, Doolittle, Knebel and Allen
    My SP – Kluber, Severino, Paxton, Thor, Bauer, Corbin

    Trade MY Corbin/Jansen for Strasburg…on a scale of 1-10 how much do you like this deal?

    In a standard, season long 5×5 roto using QS/SV/ERA/WHIP/K.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        Do you like Jansen or Cody Allen better? Allen is steady year in and year out. Jansen’s velo looks like it’s ticking up a bit and wondering if he will be what we are used to him being ROS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jansen

  89. Gotime says:
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    Done my day of travel and … Bauer?!! Get me back on this plane I was on…I’ll fly it myself… SonGray.. well you were benched… I can lower my keyboard voice now…
    1. Drop SonGray for Reyes DL stash (can swap DLs when Moncada comes back)? Or hold
    2. Drop Puig for Conforto or hold, same diff? 30 moves
    Have a good weekend enjoyed the write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know… 1. Go with Reyes over Gray 2. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  90. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Which turd is more droppable at this point?

    Rich Hill or Chase Anderson?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: when healthy, Hill will be fine. He did the same annoying thing last year (fugly and injured out the gate, then normalized).

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I’m really hoping he can show up again Cincy this weekend. If he gets rocked by them, it’s going to be hard to play him again until he rattles off like 4 straight solid outings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  91. Cole says:
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    Brandon Woodruff? More like Winwood. Bring me a higher Whip!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  92. coacher says:
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    I can grab Mesoraco off the FA list at $10 salary (5×5 roto OBP 2 catcher league)
    I have $1 A.Barnes and $10 J.McCann at Catcher.

    Do I still drop one to grab Mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  93. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof – soria or Ziegler?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Herschel: I’m in the minority here, but I’d want Ziegler. They haven’t moved away from him yet and I think simply to build value. Both suck for ratios, and Both will be traded in July.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  94. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: is Tyler Anderson (@ Sd and @ sf) a trap next week?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Herschel: I’d start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not starting him

  95. Let's Play Two says:
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    Do you like Jansen or Cody Allen better? Allen is steady year in and year out. Jansen’s velo looks like it’s ticking up a bit and wondering if he will be what we are used to him being ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  96. prescriptionnugs says:
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    A wood for Greg bird?

    No Alex, you sicko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Wood

  97. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Damn it the Angels bullpen is going to blow this Skaggs win.

  98. Wile E Coyote says:
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    Dude. Seriously?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  99. Tigres says:
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    g’Morning Razz nation! OK, good work Angels bullpen. Cue Middleton for the next save opp!

    I need SBs and am looking to trade for Buxton. (gulp!) offer Puig or Odor for him, sure. Puig + Odor would be too much…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  100. Stromjac says:
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    Absolutely love Razzball…

    Need at 3b.. can get either Maikel or Moran. :) Need help to decide…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Maikel

  101. William Hung says:
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    Patience ran out with Smoak monster and he was dropped in my league – should I pick him up or hold?

    C- Grandal
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Merrifield
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts, Rosario, Chris Taylor
    UITL – Shaw
    B – B-Ham, Odor, Gallo
    DL – Moncada

    SP – Archer, Corbin, Buehler, Bauer, Castillo, Severino
    RP – Boxberger, Colome, Treinen, Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  102. Reese says:
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    12 team standard mixed roto I can give kela for maeda and Aaron Sanchez what say you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kela

  103. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    I’m dumping Puig. Zimmerman; Healy; or Kemp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: wow your holding puig over Healy? I though u said above you wish you could drop puig but you in deep leagues?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try to hold Puig, in some of these leagues it’s impossible

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Grey: if your not cutting puig for red hot Healy then what kind of free agent are you cutting him for? Maybe if you own puig in a 4 team league and somebody cut Justin Upton? I mean, huh?

            Anyways I just cut puig for scooter genett. GL

  104. Jon says:
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    Who to drop? 5×5 scoring. Reddick, Choo, Kinsler, DeJong, Suarez, Billy Hamilton, Michael Taylor, Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  105. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    I meant “Which one to drop for Puig — Zimmerman; Healy; or Kemp?”.

  106. Jon says:
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    Which C? 5×5 scoring. Suzuki, Zunino, Alfaro, Chirinos, James McCann, Gomes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  107. Jon says:
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    Jeffress over Barnes? 5×5 scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  108. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 5×5 roto league where I’m getting smacked in ratios.. do you do bud Norris, Charles Morton, and Luis severino FOR Chris sale

    Charles Morton should regress based on ratios, and nervous bud Norris will eventually lose his job to Holland. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  109. Dancin Homer says:
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    Berrios was just dropped in my league. I have to try and claim him, right?

    Is there anything I’m missing here besides a few bad starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Went over him yesterday morning

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey: must have missed it. Just reread.

        I think I still have to put a claim in as it’s 12-teams, but deep benches; but I’ll temper my expectations.

        Thanks as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Jon says:
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    Do you prefer Kingham or Kuhl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingham

  111. Turd Wendell says:
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    Acuna for Pax? Gotta be Acuna, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  112. Kermit says:
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    Nick Pivetta or Kyle Gibson? I need to drop one before games start today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

      • Kermit says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! But I confused myself with the phrasing. Drop Gibson or keep Gibson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Gibson

          • Kermit says:
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            @Grey: Thanks dude. You’re a beast.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  113. Josh-NYC says:
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    Do you do Luis severino and Charles Morton for scherzer ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you trying to get rid of Severino?

  114. Joel says:
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    I’m scared of SON’s love for the returning Hill. Last start SON was in love with him. This week, it’s pretty much similar predictions….but it’s Cincinnati!

    Stream or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

  115. adam goldstein says:
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    @Grey: sagnof (ros) – Soria or Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, Soria

  116. Brett says:
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    Torres or Chris Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber

  117. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start Junis today vs cle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  118. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Any intel on Detroit weather? DH slated. Hard to tell from reports how severe rain is. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  119. Terrence Mann says:
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    This Hess kid for Baltimore is making his MLB debut on 3 days rest after throwing 80 pitches against the Durham Bulls.

    You can’t make this up. I’m sure this will go well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  120. Steve says:
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    Villanueva or Neil Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villa

  121. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Swap Box for Hanley or Carlos Santana? Which one first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana, think you can do better tho

  122. Fish says:
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    Ugh. Screw George F. Lazenby. He wears a freakin’ kilt!!! Who thought this was a good idea!?!?!

    (The F stands for a synonym for screw)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  123. William Hung says:
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    Only start Archer at home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d still start him in most away games

  124. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Double dose Chef AND Friends? You baitin’ me, god!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tryin’ my man!

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Ground Filet Mignon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds more of a Action Bronson lyrics

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: Sounds Fuck, that’s delicious

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s his Youtube show, right?

  125. Lucky Dog says:
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    Super weird how no one’s complaInning about Lindor any more, huh? I think the “buy low” window may be closing. heh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup — Mancini is headed the same way

  126. Vee says:
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    Hey grey

    Currently playing andrelton instead of Bregman at SS since one is hot and the other is not

    Drop andrelton for Rodney? He’s picking it up as of late

    Thx n cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Very odd bullpen usage in Toronto. Gibbons uses Oh and Tepera when they’re ahead. Gibbons also uses Oh and Tepera when they’re trailing by two. Since we can’t roster the entire ‘pen, this committee kinda seems like a mess to stay away from, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that weird, Clippard appears to be the closer, he just used two relievers to keep it close

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: i think Clippard is the guy. Oh & Tepera are locked into 7-8 inning duties in close games regardless of who’s ahead. If it’s close, they come in. Clippard pitches in the 9th in a tie after they went 7-8 as well – I think Clippard runs away with the job if he has a few more clean outings.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Lucky Dog: Yeah, I guess you guys are right. Just figured they’d have some lower-level mop up guys that could come in simply to keep it close. Seems like Clippard does well for a while every year until he finally unravels. Maybe this is his year.

  128. rookie says:
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    Hello Grey. Could use some quick advice here before someone else has the same idea lol … Im in a 10 team league h2h weekly al/nl points league we start 5 SP and 2 RP my pitchers are

    Arrieta, Tallion, Dallas K, Berrios, McCullers, T Skaggs, Tyson ross SO those 7 pitchers for 5 starting spots MY RP’s are Morrow and Chapman ….. Thats my staff…. Would you drop any of these guys for Jack Flaherty. I know Skaggs doesn’t go deep but he’s on a good team so he seems to be getting the wins which are worth 7 points and a loss is -4 and Ross has been pretty consistent in my league atleast so far but on a bad team so his wins will be limited compared to skaggs but ross seems to get more inn and k’s. I figure one of these 2 you would have cho0se which is why I explained these 2. If it helps Skaggs weekly points in my league so far have been 34 , 16.2 , – 5.7 , 35.3 , 10.8 and 14.5 While Ross has been 22.2 , 21 , 26.9 , -1 , 18.8 and 1.8 plus his points tonight hopefully he does well. btw I also have C-Mart on the DL THX again for the Advice Grey !!! Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty’s only up for one start likely, but I wouldn’t own Tyson Ross

      • rookie says:
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        @Grey: I guess I thought with me having c-mart on the DL maybe it be a good pick up if flaherty stayed in the lineup. I heard c-mart might be gone for a few weeks and I figured you liked flahertys upside. I know ross is nothing special but with only 2 starters to rotate in I need something half consistent, which is the only reason I was holding ross but he was probably my 1st drop I guess. Thx for the advice grey !! and your time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. Willy Mo says:
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    Puig not in the lineup.. and when he is in the lineup he’s batting 8th lololol in the NL

    Time to move on from puig in all leagues. He’s a total drain. And Healy homers.. pretty sure you want to amend some of the above replies. CLEARLY HEALY OVER PUIG!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  130. Bad Newz Kennels says:
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    Would you even pick up Vlad in a 2 bench league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends more depth of league, but prolly not

  131. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Get home from dinner to see Bautista boot a ground ball that causes Soroka to lose the lead and get yanked. My meal is not sitting too well.

    3 wins in my last 24 starts. None in my last 12.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Feeling your pain. I also hate when you start the week off on fire with pitching, then the weekend comes and it seems your guys can’t get anyone out – downfall started a little bit with Corbin, then was followed up by Bauer and then Archer… I’m afraid of what tomorrow brings

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @William Hung: I own Archer and Corbin, too. Never been an Archer guy tbh, but I got him super cheap from a panicked owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe that Soroka crap, that was ridiculous

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Not to mention Starlin Castro’s 2nd(!) infield hit of the night served as a catalyst for that mess. Watched a recording of the start, and that line and the ND were particularly harsh. His slider looked the best I’d seen it since he’s been up.

        My win nightmare is now over thanks to Charlie Morton, Felipe Vasquez,and AJ Minter!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Nice! Wish I could say same!

  132. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    AL only with QS over wins h2h. heaney got dropped for some reason. him or j.garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  133. Brett says:
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    Losing Osuna I need to trade for a closer. Who would you rather have going forward Iglesias or Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel

  134. Solar Tea says:
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    Would you trade either lamb or odor for solarte?

    Head to head 10 teams

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  135. Solar Tea says:
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    Drop Jeff Samardijza for Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Devin Mesoraco or Zunino?
    Start Hill vs Cin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  137. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Lucchesi v T Anderson in San Diego are the two best wire SPs for tomorrow. Best bet for a quality start? Both 50% according to SON….road start for Tyler but that SD lineup is horrific.

    2. Long term value out of Mallex, Mancini, Harrison, Russell, Pirela, Reddick, …rank top two pls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Anderson 2. Mancini, Reddick

  138. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Bundy v TB today, thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t own Bundy

  139. Bernie Brewer says:
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    ROS – Soroka or J. Flaherty?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka

  140. Steve says:
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    Is Oh worth rostering if he’s not getting save?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  141. Brett says:
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    Currently have Chris Taylor Moncada and Torres as my options at mi. Currently play Albies at 2b, Baez at ss and Schwarber at utility. Would you trade Taylor for Iglesias? I lost Osuna in my pen.

    Also if you could get a closer like hand or knebal if I trade Torres instead of Taylor is that a better move?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Taylor for Raisel is good

  142. Steve says:
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    Moncada or Odor? 12T h2h UTIL

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  143. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Was planning on keeping Godley glued to my bench today at home vs. Wash (SON $4.8). Currently ahead in Wins and can’t take another beating in Whip. Sound good to you keeping Godley benched for a while until he gets a weaker opponent?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him

  144. Packers says:
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    Good Sunday to you, Grey. I touched bases with you on this trade which has went back and forth.
    12 team dynasty weekly lock roto. I have Kluber, Carrasco, Bouer and Nola leading the staff.
    Vazquez, Box, Clippard and Jansen. We start 10 pitchers which is usually 7SP and 3 closers.
    The trade is my Gausman and Jansen for his Porcello and JA Happ.
    There isn’t anyone worthwhile on waivers or FA’s except K. Gibson. We all have 6 reserves too.
    Do I make the trade? It’s wins and net wins also. I like Porcello over Gausman plus Happ just gives me another matchup possibility. I’m near the top and won last year.
    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh — Gausman = Porcello, Jansen > Happ

  145. Steve says:
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    Is Rosario/S Perez a fair offer for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side, not close

  146. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. How do you rank Cron, Healy and Mancini?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Healy

  147. FrankGrimes says:
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    You supposedly have this rare talent in Ohtani.
    Bases jacked bot 11th 2 out yet
    Ohtani can’t pinch hit because he pitching tomorrow?
    Wtf. He can’t take one measly AB to win the game??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, makes no sense

  148. Terrence Mann says:
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    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, especially Sean Newcomb’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  149. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hmmm…. 17 runs. I was wondering how many runs Bundy would need to get a win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  150. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    See deGrom’s numbers? Walked the first 3, but got out of the first without any runs. 45 pitches, though, so was pinch-hit for in the 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, crazy

  151. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Nice SB day – So far Acuna, Baez, Betts (2), Benintendi, Hamilton (2), JBJ, Contreras, Ramirez, Rizzo, D Machado, Schwarber (2), Segura (2), and Span (2).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  152. Herschel says:
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    This Peralta kid up here to stay or was this a one time start?

    • hondo says:
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      @Herschel: And would you take a flyer on him or Flaherty?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d prolly try Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t imagine they demote him after that

  153. kevin says:
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    How much would you bid on Fowler in 15 team league? $1,000 budget. Heyward / Owings are currently in my last OF start that I’d be dropping one of em for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $27

  154. The Great Knoche says:
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    Who is Freddy Peralta?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I think he’s the cop on Brooklyn 99.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  155. Alex says:
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    Just traded Morton Wacha and Reynaldo for degrom and Pivetta I think I killed it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  156. Cohen says:
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    Middleton hurt again. Who s the first pick up? Bedrosian, Johnson, Parker??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one? Johnson, Parker

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Grey: it appeared J2 was getting the spots near the end there, but him and anderson were doing very badly with it. parker (unless maybe today) wasn’t getting that action.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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            @Grey: so annoying partially from the hope of getting another closer in spots where we’d maybe need one. i had anderson in like 5 leagues but dropped in all of them across last week or so. TEX’s changing theirs from jepsen/claudio for holds to leclerc (kicking SERIOUS ass this year)/diekman and t.hunter somehow being available in like every one of my leagues were the replacements. annoying to have to deal in sociapath again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know!

  157. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    As a Middleton owner I think it’s ridiculous that the Angels never gave him an MRI last time he hit the DL. No one on the Angels seemed concerned at the time, but “elbow inflammation” sounds scary for a pitcher. Scary enough to get the diagnosis right. The Angels have got that Mets’ medical-staff magic!

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: yeppers, halfway through the first sentence here i was like “this either IS or should be going the way of wow, this is as stupid as the mess”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, seriously

  158. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Think Middleton’s an outright drop now to pick up MIL’s Peralta in case he sticks? Bum elbow + that bum Scociapath have me thinking move on.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it

  159. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    2 questions if you don’t mind:
    a) who to start this week – Caleb Smith at home v. LAD or Jon Gray @SF?
    b) drop D. Peralta for M. Adams in the OF?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Smith B. Sure, for power

  160. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    wainwrong even admitted he wasn’t healthy. once you’ve been caught doing this shit ONCE these teams need to stop trusting you and actually, ya know, make you show yourself to BE healthy BEFORE letting you play. this goes for crapenter as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  161. Brett says:
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    Wainwright back to the dL. Rich hill or Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

  162. primetime says:
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    Grey, been offered Verlander, Jose Mart and my 1st next season for McCullers, Demond and 4th rd next season.
    Thoughts?

    10 team keeper league

    My staff
    Scherzer
    Serverino
    Bauer
    McCullers
    Hill

    Soroka
    Tailon
    Tehran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander side

  163. Andy says:
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    ROS order?
    Franchy
    Michael Taylor
    Dahl?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, Franchy

  164. Fish says:
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    They took Hellickson out after 61 pitches?!?!

  165. William Hung says:
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    Just when I thought about dropping B-Hamilton, he goes and does his thing today and now I’m sucked back in with dreams of outright winning steals for me.

    It looks like Moncada is coming back from the DL on Tuesday. Who do I drop?
    C- Grandal
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Gallo, Rosario, Betts
    UTIL- Travis Shaw
    B- Billy Hamilton, Chris Taylor

    I recently dropped Odor for Pivetta and his 2 start week

  166. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Middleton for Ziegler ( Have Clippar, Iglesias, Trienen, Devenski) or roll the dice on Freddy Peralta

  167. Kevin says:
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    Start or sit Pivetta in 15 teamer this week? 2 Starts: @Orioles and @Cardinals?

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