What if we’re all living inside a Boston masshole’s dream?  This is Inception, and we all fell asleep sometime after Tom Brady was drafted, but before the Patriots won their first Super Bowl.  Then, due to some plantains you ate before you went to sleep, the Red Sox grabbed David Ortiz from Minnesota for nothing, and you got a kidney stone and were peeing blood but it all came out on Curt Schilling’s sock, and the Red Sox won the World Series, and then, because you fell asleep to The Apprentice, Trump became president, and now Andrew Benintendi goes 5-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .347.  This has to be possible, doesn’t it?  What if our world is like Herman’s Head, but we’re inside Prospector Ralph’s head?  Is Somalia in a famine because Prospector Ralph is too worried about Rick Porcello and forgot to eat?  Eat, Ralph!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Dustin Pedroia – Will have an MRI on his knee and ankle.  Only one of the two are hurting him, but because they are so close to each other on his leg, it’s hard to tell which one is causing the pain.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer, hitting .210.  Whole Sawx team seemed to find their power stroke yesterday — Mitch Moreland went 2-for-5 with his 2nd homer; Mookie Betts went 2-for-3, 3 RBIs with his 2nd homer.  Prior to yesterday, the Red Sox team had seven homers.  Ya know, the same as George Springer.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  Sawx jumped out to a huge early lead and Ed-Rod jumped on a yacht with the rest of the Sea Org and cruised into the W off the Ivictory Coast.

Zach Britton – Was pleased with his forearm MRI results on Friday, and then the O’s said, “Will see a hand specialist on Monday.”  I hope that means he’s getting a manicure, otherwise I’m confused.  “Yo, my forearm feels great, let’s now go check on my hand!”  That’s Britton doing some kind of weird injury scavenger hunt.

Jayson Aquino – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks in his first major league start.  I Googled “Jayson Aquino” and Google said, “Don’t bother me.”

Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.50.  I’d struggle to find a league where I’d be starting him right now, let alone owning him.  Doode’s lost.  By the way, he gave up four runs on his first eight pitches of the game, then settled down.  Here’s a visual representation of that:

Cody Reed – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.30 in his first start of the year.  You, sir, are no Muslim Mrs. Garrett.  You’re not even Christian Lisa Whelchel.

Bronson Arroyo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.86.  I can’t wait for “Bring your dog to the park” day in Cincy, so when Arroyo throws a fastball, a Golden runs on the field and grabs the pitch in its mouth.

Jose Peraza – 0-for-4, hitting .216.  I hate doing this shizz, the whole pointing out when a player is doing poorly, because I feel like it emboldens people to ask questions like, “Would you drop (struggling player) for random hot schmotato?”  But, damn, Peraza is struggling.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Where was this last year when I drafted him in my NL-Only league?  I’m waiting for an answer.  Tap-tap, tap-tap.

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  He goes to Fenway next, and it’s crazy to think a so-called ace should ever be benched, but Stream-o-Nator is making a cringey face.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.88.  Member when I said I drafted Lackey on every team?  *goes to Red Lobster, walks into the kitchen, picks up lobster, snips rubber bands off claws, puts lobster down pants*

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

George Springer – Left Saturday’s game with a hamstring injury.  He thinks he can play on Tuesday, and tried to play on Sunday.  He showed up at the park with a fake mustache and called himself George Slinky, but the coach knew it was him and sat him.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .324.  When he rounds the bases, he should sing Mighty Mouse’s “Here I come to save the day!”

Carlos Correa – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .197.  The 2nd round so far has produced a bunch of landmines.  I’m side-eyeing you, Story and Odor.  Hopefully they all turn it around.

Charlie Morton – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.29.  Yeah, but, ya know, he’s actually good.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  I don’t know, I think I’m done with all pitchers named Blake until further notice.  I’m sorry, Blake Wood, you got caught up in this.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .347.  I’ve legit told you to pick him up about six times in the last four days.  Ya’ll might wanna check to see if you’ve been inadvertently hypnotized.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.00.  He walked his first hitter since September 13th, it was the opposing pitcher, Jordan Montgomery, in his first major league at-bat.  That is so crazy, it was reported dolphins up to four miles off the Eastern seaboard could hear Tim Kurkjian laughing at this factoid.

Jameson Taillon – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.13 vs. Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Due to Taillon and Pineda, this game was billed as, “The Fantasy Baseball Version of ‘Damn, Girl, Your Booty Is Like Ba-damn!'”  And the end result, well, they should’ve played this game with baseballs dyed blue.

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  He’s faced the Rays, White Sox and Pirates in his first three starts.  He gets the O’s and Cubs next, and I’d bet on him getting yakked.

Miguel Cabrera – Hit the DL with a right groin strain.  Sounds painful and slightly inconvenient for his left groin.  “Now I gotta do all the work!”  That’s his left groin.  *opening Tigers’ depth chart, looks at who will replace Miggy on the Tigers*  Wow, that’s even more painful.  “The Tigers will be going from a first ballot Hall of Famer to a platoon of Alex Avila and John Hicks.  Kill me now.”  That’s every Tigers fan.

John Hicks – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st homer, in his 2nd game after being called up.  Imma let you finish previous blurb that was lambasting Avila and Hicks, but they are the greatest of all-time!  Hicks is fine for deeper leagues, and maybe he’s a hot schmotato, but there’s not much here in the big picture.

J.D. Martinez – Aiming to return end of April or early May.  He ran at 40 to 60% on Friday.  One bystander said he looked to be running at 38% and another bystander said he looked like he was running at 62% and then they fought to the death.

Alex Avila – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Woohoo!  I got my first home run from my catcher slot on my RCL team!  Yes, my team is doing as poorly as it sounds.  Thanks to The -xton’s!

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  Facing the Twins in two of the last three starts doesn’t hurt, and he gets the White Sox next.  Remind me to draft AL Central starters.  “Oh, hold up one minute!”  That’s Jose Quintana’s owners.

Max Kepler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .277.  At least he didn’t flame out like an ‘xton.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Gio Gonzalez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.35.  In every conceivable measure besides ERA and walks, Gio is not pitching as well as he did last year, when he had a 4.57 ERA.  Granted, ERA is a large measure when it comes to fantasy, but a 1.35 April ERA becomes a 4.50 May ERA and a 4.20 June ERA and a “Why do I have Gio on my team still in July?” ERA.

Koda Glover – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday and Sunday.  Dusty should be a ballet teacher for fantasy baseballers, because he’s always keeping us on our toes.  C’mon, high five me!  Ow!  Not so hard!  Obvi, wouldn’t drop Kelley, but Glover needs to be owned too.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .387.  “Hello, Mr. Al Gore, I understand you are the person I talk to when it feels real hot out and I’m not sure if it’s climate change or Ryan Zimmerman.  Dude is straight fire, or that’s the aerosol cans.”  That’s me standing outside the bathroom stall while Al Gore goes number two.

Michael Conforto – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  I don’t like this guy at all.  AND YOU’RE CRAZY.  I LOVE HIM.  Conforto for life!  Conforlife, that’s my chest tattoo.

Jacob deGrom – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 14 baserunners (6 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 2.55.  His Ks and walks are both up in a big way, though the walks are mostly due to his Saturday start.  His Ks just look up.  At any moment, his elbow could a frayed turtle head, but right now he looks more than fine.

Ryan Madson – Got the save on Saturday.  This game was sponsored by Skype, and Dusty Baker managed the Athletics’ ninth inning.

Kendall Graveman – On track to start Thursday.  I’d bench Graveman for his first start back.  Or I’d ask me in the comments if I’d bench him, so I can say I’d bench him after saying I’d bench him.

Jharel Cotton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  Real quick shorthand:  When a pitcher’s ‘good game’ is two Ks, it’s not good.

Andrew Triggs – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies have a favorite Selena Gomez song, they text ‘YASSSSSS’ to their friends, and they will kill your ratios.

Leonys Martin – Designated for assignment.  I’m not usually shocked, but that’s shocking.  Almost as shocking as when the Mariners demoted Dan Vogelbach, the Jelly Donut of Swat, to start the year.  J.D. Vogelbach (1-for-4, 1 RBI) is back with the demotion of Martin, and Taylor Motter (2-for-5, 4 RBIs, 2 runs and his 5th homer) becomes an everyday player, even when Segura returns; Motter will just play the outfield.  Two weeks ago, Leonys was prolly like, “Yo, Motter, who’s your daddy?”  Then would laugh hysterically, but who’s laughing now?  Seriously, who?  Yo’ Motter is.  I looked to grab Vogelbach in one deeper league, and tried to grab Motter in every league, but he’s long gone.  By the way, you know there’s gonna be someone who comments, “Hey, Grey, surprised you didn’t mention Tayler Motto.”  Yeah, they’re gonna spell it wrong.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.20.  All right, I’m going back in…*sees his next start is in Miller Park*…And, no, I’m not.  I’m now cyclops’ing him, but I’m not going anywhere near a borderline starter in Miller.

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Fun fact!  When Eflin’s family landed at Ellis Island, their last name was Peterdinklage.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .338.  Not only is he one of the hottest hitters in the majors, but he’s 26 years old and might just be breaking out for the year.

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .364.  I’m less convinced this will last, but hot schmotato, fo’sho.

Howie Kendrick – Phils’ GM Matt Kleenex said Howie would be out for two to three weeks.  That sucks for no one.

Cam Bedrosian – Hit the DL with a strained groin.  This makes….the Angels’ closer is…Um…Well, do they win games?  Do we have to worry about this?  Okay, fine.  Blake Parker is likely first guy for saves, but he could turn out as well as another Blake…Robert Blake.  Or I guess Blake Treinen.  Bud Norris, who got the save on Saturday, could also be an option.  That’s as great as it sounds.  Maybe they’ll just give the ball to Brooks Pounders, who sounds like the porn version of Brooks Brothers.

Luis Valbuena – Ready for rehab games.  He’ll become a semi-regular when he returns, and a division rival needs to trade for C.J. Cron to bust him out of his slump.

Troy Tulowitzki – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  Bit late in his career now, but he should’ve seen if he could’ve had hamstring transplants.  “Wow, these transplants are awesome.  I’d love to visit with the person who donated them.”  “Well, he is in the next room.”  *opens door to see Chipper Jones*  That would be like Stevie Wonder getting an eye transplant from Ray Charles.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  In a week on my team, Pillar is hitting .400 with two homers, and I missed one of his homers on my bench.  Guy’s got hot schmotato all over him.

Devon Travis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .136.  Don’t know if he’s completely out of his early-season slump, but I grabbed Travis in one shallow league just to see.

Marcus Stroman – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Stroman my pain with your tiny man fingers…Satisfying my fantasy with your balls.  Hmm, sounded better in my head.

Carlos Carrasco – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.65.  Damn, man, spring training stats do matter!

Danny Salazar – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  I feel like I need to have a clubhouse meeting with my fantasy team. “Guys, you know I love Ks, but, ya know, how about some ratios?  You can do better.”

Derek Holland – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.99.  I wouldn’t even stream Holland, i.e., Holland’s all Red Light District to me.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Good rule of law, never underestimate any Cardinals starter ever.  Words to live by, right after, “That urinal cake is not blue raspberry flavor.”

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.32.  See 1/10th of an inch above, or three inches above if talking to a girl.

Manny Pina – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .432.  Would people look at me funny if I owned both Brewers’ catchers on the same team and rotated them in as they played?  They are sofa king good.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Au Shizz!

Shelby Miller – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.09 and left with forearm tightness.  Too bad that didn’t happen to him, like, right after his trade from the Braves.  Save everyone some time.

Rich Hill – Threw a 25-pitch bullpen session.  His blister is on vacation from filming Blister 5: The Return of the Blister, and even though it died at the end of the film, I bet it comes back for another sequel.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 6 ER.  And I’m more than concerned.  Canned Tomaydo should be dropped in shallower leagues, and benched in deeper ones.  I think there’s an injury here we’re just not hearing about.

Brandon McCarthy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  We need a glossary term for the ‘good if healthy pitcher.’  Please suggest in the comments.

Dan Straily – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  This game came against the Padres, a team that gave up on baseball 14 years ago to practice religion in Tibet.  Stream-o-Nator liked this start, but hates his next one, and I agree.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .194.  Hopefully this is the start of something, or the end of something depending on your POV.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th and 7th homers on Saturday.  Just stay healthy, please, you 100% Angus prime rib beef.  Thanks, talk later, bye.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  Renfroe!  Or as Scooby Doo would say, Renfroe!

Denard Span – X-rays on his shoulder came back negative.  Let’s just be glad he got there:

Antonio Senzatela – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Sonavabench!  Wow, he’s pitch dark in Coors!  Hmm, I shouldn’t have used a thesaurus there for ‘lights out.’  That’s my b.  I still wouldn’t go near in mixed leagues, but in my NL-Only I might just start him in Coors (this is so gonna end well).

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Got it, draft Rockies’ pitchers, just not ones you’ve heard of.  Kidding, Freeland has a 1.48 WHIP and 14/10 K/BB.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .213.  Damn, he mollywhops.  I want to see him get jammed, break his bat and watch the ball go for a home run.  This year, he has six home runs and three singles.  Yup.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in his last two starts.  Okay, can I lose my first four draft picks and own all the Rangers and Brewers catchers?

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .290.  Moistasskiss!

Jorge Bonifacio – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer as he hit third, because he was filling in for Lorenzo Cain and that’s where he usually bats.  This is a manager’s form of reverse psychology.  “I’m doing so much I’m not doing anything…Or am I?”  No, you’re not, then the guy hits a home run.

Salvador Perez – Hasn’t caught since Thursday due to a sore neck.  He hurt himself, rubbernecking at the train wreck that is the Royals’ offense.

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08, but in this game the Rangers’ Bush got the win and Wood took the loss.  I feel like ‘Kennedy’s no decision with Wood led to a Bush victory’ is the American geopolitical scene of the last fifty years in a nutshell, literally.

 
  1. CC says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Stephen Piscotty is in the FA pool in my league. Guess his owner had enough already. He worth picking up? I’d have to drop Dickerson or Kepler. Pull the trigger or meh? Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @CC: Drop Dickerson for Piscotty

      • Kas says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: you write for Razzball Jef? Also would you start Joe Ross tonight at COL? Thanks again.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Kas: No i don’t….I wouldn’t start Ross in COL

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Kas: I write for Razzball. Grey is my dad. Sitting Ross too.

          • @peacecoast: What was it like to grow up in such a big shadow?

            I don’t work for Razzball and I’m not Grey’s son (as far as I know) but I’d only start a top 25 pitcher who coaxes a lot of ground balls and who Ks a lot of batters in Colorado, and I’d only feel good about it if Arenado and Blackmon had the day off. Anyone else? Fuggedaboutit.

            • peacecoast says:
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              @Enrique: My dad is kinda short so his shadow is not that big actually. I have luckily not inherited his laugh either, so it’s pretty much all good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CC: Agree w/ F

  2. DrEasy says:
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    Can you please pick two of: Conforto, Renfroe, Hunter Pence?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DrEasy: Conforto, Renfroe

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        i too am interested in this question. As a Pence owner, time to move on from him on favor of Conforto, even though he doesn’t have a full time gig?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Philsfan76: With the Mets hurting for offense right now, i don’t see how they can bench Conforto. Bruce looked good enough at 1st last night which makes me think More regular at bats are on the way for Conforto. I’d want him over Pence at this point.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @DrEasy: conforto and renfroe

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    Hi Gray fun read… your gif game is on point

    1) My first move of the week was to pick up conforto. now can I still say I did it before it was cool or is too late? Also F hipsters
    2) Isnt it frustrating Neris has his worst 2 outings when it took so long for him to become closer… although maybe they should give the man a couple days off? Relief pitcher abuse man… gonna have to bring him to the battered RP shelter…
    3) would you start this week Bundy vs TB or Nola vs Miami

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Shitwolf: bundy

    • Andrew Appelbaum says:
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      @Shitwolf:

      Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shitwolf: Thanks! 1) Haha 2. I hear ya 3. Nola

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: this may already be present in the later comments but Nola hit the 10day DL with a back issue (FYI)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  4. ps12349 says:
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    Conforto, Avisaíl García, David Dahlin Head to Head with R/HR/RBI/K/OPS/NSB, which one to own? thanks Grey

  5. Adam Duchow says:
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    Had a little 2b depth and fairly solid pitching in a deep 14 team 5×5 with an empty waiver wire. Only allowed two trades a year and 6 waiver transactions a month(im out). Got this done yesterday

    I received Benintendo, Story, Folty
    For
    Darvish, Kinsler, Rajai

    Felt I needed a little average and seems like a bit of a buy low on Story. You like?

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    Salvy, Miggy, d’Arnaud,Bedrosian, Sano (suspension?), Joc… Life is peachy is the title of my favorite KORN album. Sciosciapath brought Parker (my acquisition for DLing Cam) in to pitch a perfect 3K 6th, tonight. I dropped Parker tonight to claim Glover, because I saw Dusty eyeing him like a delicious piece of veal Sandusky spotted as he “dropped” the soap in the shower. I’ve been in this war with another team to own Pete/Dusty/Mike’s flavor of the day. Good times!

    PS… I encourage you to keep berating my entire SP staff Greinke/F-Her/Gio/Pineda/Liriano/and Temporarily Chase Anderson. I drafter them all (except CA of course) because they are all my favorite players and boom! There they were… draft day lottery, BABY! Ha… I’m streaming CA for 3 games vs the mighty offenses of the Cards and Braves. Previously occupying his spot were Hisashi (short lived) and Shoemaker my other two very favorite pitchers in baseball.

    I thought I was drafting a strong offense, but Correa/Miggy/Jones were my first 3, so you know how that goes. Anyhow, thanks as always for the groovy fantasy column every day and a great site.

  7. Assy says:
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    The Tim Kurkjian reference ???? ps Austin Hedges?? Good? Potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Assy: Power and not much else, but all you need from a catcher

  8. Wheelchairman says:
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    Drop Benoit for kid glover ? 6×6 roto league 12 team keeper league

  9. Wombat says:
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    So you’re saying yould you would still bench Graveman, after saying you’d say you’d bench him after saying you’d bench him?

    Seriously, no question. Just thanks for the great writeup!

    • Wombat says:
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      @Wombat: yeah, I f’d that up, but it’s been a long day

  10. G’morning Grey.

    A few questions to get the week started off right ….

    1. If I look to move Danny Duffy (after tomorrow’s start @CWS), as suggested Friday who are some under-performing starters I could consider? Salazar? Cueto? Harvey? Verlander? Or maybe someone injured like Bumgarner or Price? Any of those you wouldn’t target? Or what about trading Duffy for a montage clip of Dennis Franz’s ass? No, wait, you already said that last one wasn’t a good idea.

    2. In a 14-team redraft roto league where I need help almost across the board (especially batting average and OPS), who’re your top three choices between Reddick, Mancini, Buxton, Schebler, Pillar, and Altherr? There’s no limit on transactions so I can pick someone hot and then make a change in a week or two if needed.

    3. Same 14-teamer: more patience with Maeda? I had him benched last time, but watched parts of the game and he looked confused, frustrated. If I dropped him it would be to create a roster spot for streamers given that the best arms on waivers are Dan Straily, Zack Wheeler, Eduardo Rodríguez, Foltynewicz, and their ilk.

    4. Are Ownings and Drury roughly the same value, depending on needs? I could use power and average a little more than steals and runs. I know Ss is shallower than 2B, and when they both play Owings has a better spot in the lineup.

    5. I have Blake, Benoit, and Glover in a league with separate categories for saves and holds. Would you switch either out for Gregerson, Doolittle, or Knebel? Or is it just a crapshoot among that group? My other RPs are Casilla and Britton.

    6. Are you watching The Americans this season? Up to this point, it seems like the best season they’ve done.

    Thanks!

    • enrique says:
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      @Enrique: Woah. I was writing that message in spurts between work stuff. Didn’t realize how much I’d written until it posted. Sorry about asking about so much all at once….

      • Fungazi says:
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        @enrique: Will you be publishing this for the kindle?

        • @Fungazi: Heh heh. It was much shorter in my mind!

    • Grey

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      @Enrique: 1. I’d take Verlander, Cueto or Salazar 2. Pillar, Mancini, Altherr 3. Yeah 4. Yeah 5. Crapshoot 6. Yeah, one of my favorite shows… It’s a real slow burn this year

      • @Grey: Thanks a lot Grey. I appreciate your digesting that unexpectedly dense set of questions.

        Re: The Americans. Usually, I don’t like period shows when I already know the big picture (i.e. the USSR ultimately collapses). And too many modern shows become formulaic for trying to end each episode on a major cliffhanger. But The Americans is good stuff … the writers are very skilled.

    • John says:
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      I offer the following players, not for trade, but for public execution. Gausman, Porcello,Smardja,Bregman,Picotty,Blackmon,Hosmer,Peraza and Abreu. Believe it or not, I have all of these guys on one team!!!!.

  11. John Lettiere says:
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    Avisail or Conforto ros

  12. Zeus says:
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    Killing it Grey. You watching the leftovers?

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Zeus: i think i’ve seen him say it sucks. maybe it was somebody else round here though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: It was so good last night, where’s Balki?!

  13. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty Qs, Holds, TBs, BB+HBP

    Been tied to the whipping post the first few weeks, we have a minimum of 8 starts per week max 13.

    1) Pick 3 of Ryu, Snell, Graveman, Cobb, Pomeranz, Triggs

    2) Motter or Travis?

    • Chucky says:
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      In a similar situation with Motter and Devon. I have Villar which allows me the option of using either of the two aforementioned, thanks to Villars 2B/SS eligibility. I’m going with Motter and hoping he gets some OF, 1B and other Hernan Perez time. That Jays lineup looks like a freaking mes right now. Don’t know how much value Travis can provide with counting stats.

  14. Packers says:
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    Fun write up to read.
    Good pitcher to own when healthy, some food like asparagus, healthy for you but smells bad at times.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Packers: haha I like it! Brendan McCarthy and Rich Hill are asparagus!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: Thanks, will put it on the list

  15. Los locos says:
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    Drop Pederson for Conforto?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Los locos: Yes for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Los locos: I’d hold, but likely close

  16. Nick says:
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    Trumbo ‘s last 10 games :
    hitting 0.210 (8/38) 3Runs & no RBIs …

    when Souza Jr and Cesar are out there on FA!

    my OF are Myers Springer Avisail Puig

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Nick: So is McCarthy right up there with Wacha for “perfectly startable until broken” pitchers? Call them Uninsurables? Glass cannons?

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Nick: why did I post that as a response to you, Nick? I have no idea.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Nick: Get Souza….I would consider dropping any of Trumbo, Puig or Avisail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Souza over Puig

  17. Mike says:
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    Thoughts on a Corey seger (who I currently own) for Thor trade? I could slide jean segura/Nunez/manny to fill the hole at SS or pick up Didi. My thought would be a 1 for 1 deal.

    This would bolster my pitching and also allow me to trade arms like nova, bundy and chase Anderson to plug minor holes elsewhere.

    As always, thanks for the great service you provide to razzballers!

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Forgot to add that this deal would help free up a roster spot for when beltre (who I own) comes off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: It’s fair

  18. Swfcdan says:
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    So who would be a fair SP return for MadBum now? Have only 3 DL slots and 5 DLd guys in my effing roto league! (Semen, Dahl, Beltre, J Gray, Bum)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Swfcdan: drop J. Gray to open the DL spot then pick up a SP…..no need to panic. Sucks MadBum is DL for a while, but he will be fine when he comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Who’s trading you an SP for a guy out for 2 months?

  19. Big Dog says:
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    Shortaphobia-the term when fantasy sports writers on free websites are afraid of short people. There are more accurate words to describe it, but let’s just call it what it is.

  20. Sean Smith says:
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    I’m losing patience with Rendon and Renfroe (like can we get some more counting stats). Meanwhile, Suarez, Shaw, and Conforto are available for pickup. Would you swap out any of those guys? Thanks in advance!

    • Sean Smith says:
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      @Sean Smith: conforto is now gone

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Sean Smith: Suarez will be gone soon if you don’t do it. Pick him up, drop Renfroe. Or if he’s gone too pickup Shaw!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean Smith: Renfroe for Suarez or Shaw is fine, but not dramatically different guys

  21. The Biz says:
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    Bronson Arroyo may not throw in the 90’s anymore, but have you heard his cover of Plush? He’s got a great back up gig just waiting for him. Looks more like Layne Stanley than Scott Weiland though.

  22. Dileo says:
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    SP who is prone to injuries but a stud when healthy – Ace Bandage?

    Noun

    “My WHIP and ERA should be fine as until this Danny Salazaar Ace bandage comes off”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dileo: Nice, will put it on the list

  23. Hawk says:
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    A player who’s good when healthy

    Yu Stantwitzkiburg

  24. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    Two words: Ty and Blach (I pronounce it “blatch”, as in Satch … my pitching needs all the positives vibes it can get ~ )

    Blach has two starts this week … the mighty Dodgers who can’t hit lefties … and he has the fang-less Padres (Wil Myers is a fang, but the rest of the Padres offense resemble mustard colored dentures) …

    What say you?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Racehorse: I wish I could start him in deep leagues, but wouldn’t bother with him in most mixed leagues

  25. AllTheDudaDay says:
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    Motter or Cozart? Points league. I know Cozart has a wrist issue at the moment but not sure how serious. Thanks! Love your stuff.

  26. Osnam says:
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    Hi Grey, love your stuff as always.. So do I drop Schoop for César Hernández and not look back? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Osnam: Thanks! Sure

  27. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome write-up!

    a. I notice that you didn’t mention anything about Familia’s three outs on Sunday. You promised to provide an insult for every out, ‘member? so I’ll do it for you.

    Familia got three (3) outs – two (2) punch outs and 1 uppercut!

    b. That RCL lineup had a nice night on Saturday! I need a few more of those please!

    c. Please stop trying to jinx my boy 1’n’ Zimmerman!!! Tehol and I are gonna personally drive him to collect his 2017 MVP award!! Haha, fat chance. He has to pass MadMax, the Stressburgler, One, twice, Bryce times a lady and maybe even Murphy and Treat Urner! Fat chance, but I’ll take 30 HRs/100 RBIs and a full season of at-bats please! Just stop jinxing him to the DL!

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 24

    Officer: Green Beret! War hero! – That’s great! That’s just great!

    Sheriff: – Shut your mouth! What the hell’s the matter with you guys? He’s one man…wounded!

    Officer: Those Green Berets…they’re real bad asses. Why don’t you let the State Police handle this?

    Sheriff: Look. Look at him…look at him! That’s Art Gault, boy! He and I were friends when your
    momma was still wiping your nose! Now he’s dead. He’s dead! Because of that psycho out there! Now you listen boy, you listen to me good: I’m gonna get that son of a bitch…and I’m gonna pin that Congressional Medal of Honor to his liver! And I’m gonna do it, with you, or without you!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. I think I dropped 18 words on him last time so I’m a few up still B. Nice C. Haha My b D. Nice!

  28. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    bout time to grab bradley ain’t it?

  29. Hr harry says:
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    Mark Prior to that elbow thing or john Denny’s grand slam return

  30. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Red Menace

    A known superpower, prone to defeat from financial inefficiency, American saber-rattling, or the DTD and DL tags.

    Progenitor: Brandon McCarthy

  31. Lt says:
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    Thank god it’s Monday I was offered a trade and wanted your call. 5×5 h2h 12 team.
    Get: Machado, Lackey, Shoemaker, Piscotty, Choo, Swanson
    Give: McCullers, Vargas, T. Walker, Brantley, Longoria, Story.
    I start Rendon at 3, brantley behind Harper, jbj, Hamilton, Dickerson. It’s story and McCullers for machado but is mccullers a star that I don’t want to trade? If I made this trade with Duffy instead of McCullers would you say yes?
    Lastly wtf is with the hate for Tehol? He’s murdered on his writeups it’s borderline assault! Haha I dunno if it’s a joke or not at this point? Thanks Grey

    • Geoff

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Lt: He attacked me, Sky, J-FOH, Grey, RCLs, any one that doesn’t wash his balls on twitter, so he’s reaping what he sows.

      How long can you say what you want and feel there are no consequences?

      • Lt says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I don’t follow him on twitter I get it now, fire away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: You’re moving too many pieces…

  32. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Duffy and Souza for arrieta and werth 12 team h2h

    Which size so you prefer thanks!

  33. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey! Thanks…

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    1) I need to start two of these guys for this week… 1 OF and 1 Util spot

    Judge @ BOS, vs BAL; (6 games total)
    Moreland vs NYY, vsCHC;(6 games total)
    Kepler @ TEX, @ KC(6 games total)

    2) who should I start (I need two please)

    Ryu @ SF, vs PHI;
    Walker vs SD;
    Gausman @ NYY;

    Thanks again, Grey!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RicoSuave: Judge/Moreland…Ryu/Walker(Based on matchups, Ryu/Gausman are a coin flip).

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Guys!

  34. Swfcdan says:
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    Folty more believable than Miley? Grabbed both but want to know who is the most expendable for the newest hot schmo on the block.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d keep Folty over Miley…both streamers though right now

  35. Rock D says:
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    Margot or David Peralta ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rock D: Peralta, apples/oranges

  36. Milarky says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey! Who do think deserves my last rotation spot this week?

    Daniel Norris (SEA)
    Hammel (MIN)
    Pomeranz (NYY)

    I think Pomeranz would easily be the pick here expect for being a lefty pitching in Boston against a good hitting lineup. What do you think? And thanks!

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: I wish I could. We don’t even open waivers until May 1st, and even then we’re limited to one per week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Norris

  37. Nightpandas says:
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    McCarthy is fanglasstic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: Ha, that’s my favorite so far, will put it on the list

  38. Nehocstu says:
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    Grey, I gots-ta-know…
    Rendon or Franco rest of year (6×6 w/ ops)?
    It sounds simple when I spell it out. This question anyway… The nature of the universe is obvi.

    As ever thanks for all you do!

  39. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Better streamer tomorrow, Chen @ PHI, Hahn @ LAA or both?

  40. Juan says:
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    Grey,
    Thoughts on a morales 4 Hamels trade?
    Do I need to keep morales and maybe dump liriano for bat?
    12 team keeper
    H2H
    I have Morales along with Zimmerman and Edwin.
    Edwin -1st
    Panic -2nd
    Xander -SS
    K.Seager -3rd
    mazara of
    Souza -of
    Trea – of
    Zimmerman (utl)
    SUAREZ (utl)
    Bench
    Pence, buxton, moncada, brinston
    My pitching has been meh.
    CUETo
    Harvey
    Taillon
    McCullers
    Velazquez
    LIriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: I’d take Hamels, but don’t like either

  41. J-Hova says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great write up and thanks for the Hermans Head reference. FOX used to be so good, Hermans Head and Drexels Class followed by Studs had to be my all time favorite primetime block.

    I feel like Story is coming along, his grand slam vs Cueto was great. Odor needs to come along and I feel will. The guy I’m most worried about is Rendon. That whole lineup is hitting. Even Werth is at .285. I hope he hasn’t reverted back to his disastrous 2015 form. Can you see moving on in shallow leagues if he can’t get it going in Colo this week? Moustakas, Gallo (though cant take the avg drain), & Healy are all available.
    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-Hova: That must be a really shallow league if Moose and Healy aren’t owned. Yes, I’d move on.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: I’d give Rendon this week then circle back–he has 4 games in COL. If that doesn’t do the trick for his slump, ef him!

        • J-Hova says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I agree the lineup is a runs machine so hoping he can get hot out there. I wish he was in front of Harper right now

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Cram It:

        It is, limited bench spots with holds so everyone keeps a spot open to stream holds which have become the most competetive category. My wife knows little about baseball and from watching me is under the impression that a middle reliver entering a gm with a 5-3 Lead is as exciting & as tense of a moment as there is in sports

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-Hova: Ha. Well they are, if your league has holds!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Agree w/ others

  42. WHOOP WHOOP says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    2 questions:

    1) Someone dropped Todd Frazier. Would you drop Taylor Motter for Frazier?

    2) Who would you start this week Jose Abreu or Manuel Margot?
    (Years of reading Razzball and I still draft Abreu. I suck)

    3) Should I not do the MLW catcher idea? I own Jett currently. (Crazy like a fox!)

    Thanks!

  43. Blake says:
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    Grey – asking a points league question (15pts for a W, 7pts for a S, 1pt for a SO, 10 pts for a CG). can start 7 pitchers. Only have 12 pickups for the year. my current piching staff is

    M Tanaka
    J Verlander
    C Martinez
    M Melancon
    J smardazza
    E Santana
    S Miller

    B: J Happ
    DL: C McHugh

    Need to replace Miller immediately. Following are available

    J Chavez
    P Corbin
    W Chen
    C Morton
    W Miley
    C Anderson
    Z Wheeler
    E Volquez
    A Mirenda
    D Holland

    Which one of these guys are going to be good over the rest of the year? Need to think about the rest of my pickups.

    • Blake says:
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      @Blake:

      Adam Conley is also available

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Blake: i’d grab bradley for the upside in case he’s the one taking shebly’s job.

        • Blake says:
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          @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron:

          Also – who would you start for my hitters this week with this scoring system (1pt for 1B, 2pts for 2B, 3 pts for 3B, 4pts for HR, 1pt for R, 1pt for RBI, 1pt for BB, 1pts for SB – no negative pts)

          C: E Gattis
          1B; Thames
          2B: Kinsler
          3B: K Bryant
          SS: C Correa
          OF: M Haniger
          OF: J Bautista
          OF: R Braun
          U: M Reynolds

          B: J Heyward
          B: M Cabrera
          B: V Martinez

          • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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            @Blake: heyword over bautista otherwise good.

            • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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              @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: oh shit, didn’t see that ONLY 12 per year deal (that’s really awful, how much do they pay you to run that every year?). DO NOT grab bradley if you only have 12 moves on year.

  44. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Acehole….pretty straight forward

  45. Joe says:
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    H2H, keeper league….polanco, k. Seager, and stroman for bregman, urias, and mitch haniger?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Polanco side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Agree w/ F

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: thanks! You’re awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    1. in redraft OBP and total bases and hits are we dropping cargo 2 for pillar? 14 teamer.

    2. drop bats in a league with OPS and K’s for any of heyward/altherr/motter/mancini/pillar
    rest of roster is
    C schwarber
    1B moreland
    2B villar
    3B rendon
    SS ceager
    OF (3) cruz/stanton/k.davis
    util (2) dyson/morales
    BN bats/buxton (dynasty, super cheap price)
    DL gary sanchez
    it’s a dynasty with auction prices. i got bats at $12 out of $360 (3 year deal, no inflation), which seemed cheap at the time. no penalties for cutting however.

      • Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Grey: absolutely do need the steals, no dyson i wasn’t competing at least in first 2 weeks. so hold bautista a bit longer then over those names?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  47. Chucky says:
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    Motter or Devon T for MI?

    • Chucky says:
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      While I gotcha attention, Joc ” he is who he is” Peterson or DPeralta?

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Chucky: motter

  48. Reynard the Fox says:
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    Motto or Headley?

  49. moneymike says:
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    Hey , McCutch was dropped in my league and I have the 1st waiver claim. Would it be worth using?… Also should I drop Triggs for? A.)Miley B.) Aaron Sanchez or C.)there is no C!

  50. Joe says:
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    Choose 3 to start this week: 6/6 categories
    Carlos Beltran
    Conforto
    Asivail Garcia
    Ryan Healy
    Carlos Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: No idea of matchups — Conforto, Avisail, Healy

  51. Just Busted says:
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    Drop Gausman for Shoemaker, Wainwright, Glasnow, or C. Andreson on waivers?
    Yahoo 5×5 H2H 12 team

    thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Just Busted: I dropped Gausman yesterday for Liriano, but not sure I would for those options….might be best to bench him and wait it out. Have no faith in those options.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Just Busted: I would stream if those are your best options.

  52. MrC22 says:
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    For week 4, 5×5, 12-team league…which three should I bench out of: Inciarte, Dickerson, Gyorko, Avisail G, Pujols, Carlos Beltran, Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrC22: Matchups? Gyorko, Beltran, Avisail

  53. IsThatAPotatoInYourPants says:
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    In a 5-outfielder league w/ OPS and QS: what level of SP should I aim to get in exchange for my Mitch Haniger? The middle & back-end of my rotation has been the drizzling sharts between Matt Moore & Maeda imploding on what seems like a weekly basis. I’m looking for a buy-low ace to pair with Yu and J-Pax.

    In the abstract, are guys in the “Slowly remove the hand” or “Buckle up” tiers reasonable targets? Or should I expect no better than a high floor #2 guy like Quintana and hope for the bounceback? Keon Broxton would move from my bench to the free OF slot. Maybe this is a hold situation, but any advice would be appreciado — thanks Grey and all you Razzballers!

  54. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    Had to put down my dog this weekend after 9 wonderful years. Thanks for providing a little break in the clouds with the write-up, that Gausman gif is a work of art.

    Guy in my keeper league dropped Marte last night and he’s sitting out there on waivers. I normally don’t carry around bench hitters, but we’ve added two new bench spots this year, so I’m carrying my usual compliment of relievers and streamable starters. Good idea to stash Marte in the hopes that he’ll return ready to parte in July/August and next season?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @SpottieOttieDopaliscious: Sorry about your dog, man. They’re the best animals.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @SpottieOttieDopaliscious: Sorry to hear, that’s terrible.

      Re: Marte – I think he’s worth most bench spots if it’s keeper format. When he returns, he should be just as good as before. Not sure how keeper pricing works, but he should be a great one to hold for 2018.

    • Lionel Hutz says:
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      It hurts so much to let them go and it’s awesome when they can stay for so long.

  55. Alex says:
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    Maeda had to go… dropped him for Conforto in a 10 team ROS keeper league. Now I’m looking to upgrade pitching by trading an OF, either Piscotty or Duvall. I drafted Duvall for $7, Piscotty for $12.

    Here are some guys I’m targeting: Pineda, Taillon, Paxton, or Salazar, Cueto.

    I’m thinking shooting high first, Duvall for Salazar. Do you see any other potential deals, or how about any pitchers outside of this list that I should go for?

    Thanks–sorry for the open endlessness on this one, but the possibilities are exciting

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Alex: If I had those SPs the only one I would consider trading for Duvall would be Pineda, and even then it would be very roster context dependent.

      • Alex says:
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        @B the Esq.: Yeah I’m trying to take advantage of some teams whose offenses have been terrible

        • Cram It says:
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          @Alex: So target high. You know who the good pitchers are. If you’re going after Cueto, you can go after almost anyone.

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: Quintana is another option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree w/ Cram

  56. Ace of Spades says:
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    Morning Grey

    No questions today, just compliments.

    Tons of great stuff today. your Bringing the dogs to the park in Cincy comment and the Blister 5 movie will keep me laughing all day.

    Thanks in advance for all of your future witty discourse and color commentary on Jodie Fosters Labia.

  57. Philsfan76 says:
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    Wonderful write up, Mr. Lothario.

    In a league that counts holds, is it crazy to start both Glover and Kelley, or is Dusty just too unstable a manager for this strategy to actually produce fantasy points?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Philsfan76: Not crazy. The Nats are good enough to produce a decent amount of holds and save opportunities. Theres a good chance you would be running out the set up and closer for them.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Philsfan76: You should get a hold out of one of at least one of them, I don’t know why that’s any crazier than using a guy on another team.

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        @Cram It:
        Thanks for the input gents; i was thinking the same thing regarding both of them being in the save/ hold position. Holds are not a vastly utilized stat in my league so i’d be rolling the dice a bit, but i think these two fit the bill perfectly. i just hope the Nats don’t blow everyone out and the holds/ saves are frequent. Thanks again

  58. Pauk says:
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    Bench or not to bench Kendall graveman on his first start back? That is the question?

    Real question: glover or rosenthal add over cam on dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pauk: Ha, Glover

  59. ps12349 says:
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    Michael Conforto , Avisaíl García, David Dahl; head to head with R HR RBI K OPS NSB
    who to own? thanks Grey

  60. Alan says:
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    Got offered in a NL only, Thames, Asdrubal Cabrera and Edison Volquez for Matt Carpenter, Keon Broxton and Chase Anderson. I’m lacking in all categories in batting and HAD great pitching till Madison went Evil Knevil on me. SP now are Degrom, Sherzer, Strailey, Wily Peralta and Chase. (Keon and potententially Chase only protectable player in this trade)

    • Alan says:
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      @Alan: your thoughts?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Alan: Thames side

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alan: Thames

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: Agree w/ others

  61. Steve D. says:
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    Take a shot on Glover and drop Maurer? This is my 4th closer spot, so I can afford to roll the dice a little.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve D.: Maurer’s already the closer and putting up numbers. What would you be rolling the dice on?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Cram It: less saves while he hopes the ratio increase is better and capps ends up mauer’s job while WAS also doesn’t just keep giving kelley at least 65% of the saves AND WAS doesn’t trade for k-rob. seems like an “interesting” parlay bet.

      • Steve D. says:
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        @Cram It:

        It’s the delta between the two where I’d be rolling the dice. The way I look at it, I can stay with Maurer and his modest saves that come with relative stability (if you compare him to a guy like Glover), or do I gamble on Glover eventually becoming the primary guy and racking up more saves. I’m not expecting SD to win many games this year, definitely not as many as WAS. And while I get that wins don’t necessarily equal save opps, I think the WAS situation has better upside.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Steve D.: He could get more saves, but like you said, he’s your fourth closer, so why would you need more saves? Maurer is reliable for that and probably better trade bait down the line. But if you want to go for the potential “Next Big Thing”, sure Glover could be fun.

  62. Don says:
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    Mazara or Pujols? Position is of no consequence.

    • Don says:
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      @Don: Also….Devenski or McCarthy? This is 5×5 H2H, so wins matter.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Don: in 10 years the guys saying “wins matter” will be the ones with the snooty voices, others will have finally gone over the the nolan ryan QS (as mentioned yearly in shandler’s book), which is a 7 or more innings pitched 3 or less earned runs, thus actually more telling of being decent than the current 3 or less in 6 or more QS.

        • Don says:
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          @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: I don’t like wins, but that’s how I win in this league. What I was saying was, McCarthy will probably have more chances at W than Dev.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Pujols, Devenski

  63. Zzzz says:
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    Should I drop Margot for:

    Conforto
    Pillar
    Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zzzz: Meh, needs? Conforto

  64. Curtis Strange says:
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    What sort of bat (OF) could Quintana fetch in a 16-team, OPS dynasty? (I’ve been offered Margot for him and that just seems silly.)

  65. Clive says:
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    Drop Broxton for Souza? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clive: Sure

  66. Chris says:
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    Someone In my H2H keeper points league offerend me Cueto and Severino for Either Paxton or McCullers +Upton. Would you do that and which pitcher would you give up to do it? Mccullers and Paxton could be real cheap amazing keepers for the next 3 years, but realistically I wouldn’t be able to keep both of them next year anyways, so that factors into the value too.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Hold

  67. Harry says:
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    12 team daily changes, would you pick up any of Wade Miley or Chen for their 2 starts this week? Miley vs TB and @ NYY Chen @ PHI and vs PIT or leave these guys on the wire for now

  68. Pnw says:
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    My pitching is atrocious….
    Have: Salazar/Duffy/tail lion/lackey/walker/Nola/graveman
    ITs a 10 team mixed league..

    Would you give Duffy/Joey Gallo ((minimum keeper in a Keon forever league) for verlander and archer?

    I have jake lamb at 3b

    Thanks.

    • Pnw says:
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      @Pnw: the guy also has Chris sale which I’m sure he won’t deal, and Tanaka as well I figured verlander and archer were Moreno realistic targets

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pnw: Yes, Do It

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pnw: Agree w/ F

  69. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    I have both Tanner Roark and Joe Ross. I just feel like one of them will potentially get lit up in COL this week. Who are you benching if you had to pick one? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Roark

  70. Dv says:
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    Drop Kepler, Franco, Justin Turner, Inciarte for belt, piscotty, motter, conforto, Ellsbury, rendon, Beltran, parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dv: Kepler for Rendon

  71. Johannes says:
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    Gausman’s tumble, wew still chuckling!

    Should I drop Villar for Suarez, Souza, or Conforto? Or hold for now?

  72. Jon says:
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    Drop Puig, Avisail Garcia, or Rendon for Conforto?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jon: Puig would be the drop for me…Hate him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree w/ F

  73. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey
    1) Trade Feliz for Severino?
    2) =or= Trade Jim Johnson for Severino?
    3) Drop Rendon for Belt?
    4) Better stash right now – Moncada or Bellinger?
    Thanks!!
    Sorry for all the questions – trying to store them up :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 2. Yes 4. Moncada — rest are no

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir

  74. FrankGrimes says:
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    Kendrys Morales looks like a burrito with arms.

  75. John Lott says:
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    Is it worth hanging on to Cam Bedrosian for his DL stint using one of my bench slots?

    My two DL slots are currently are filled with Donaldson and Jon Gray/his flowing mane so I currently can’t add anyone such as a bench bat (Souza, Zimmerman, Phillips, Reynolds, Dickerson, Cozart, Avasail, Pillar all avail) or a variety of stream-worthy pitchers, unless I drop Cam.

    If Cam is banished, which bat would be the best add?

    Grassy Ass

    • Cram It says:
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      @John Lott: I’d hold Cam if you like saves. I’d drop Gray before I dropped Cam.

  76. dude says:
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    I’m in a limited FA pcikup league. Can either Altherr or Pillar be trusted as players that will hold value all year? I have ice cold Grandy and Bautista and considering dropping them, but Altherr and Pillar are my best options and not sure either is worth taking the chance on?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dude: I’d take Pillar over Grandy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Agree w/ Cram

  77. Sad pitchy-face says:
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    Need some pitching advice–my team is sucking at pitching (12 team roto yahoo). I’m bottom 3 in ERA, WHIP, and Wins, bottom-middle of the pack in QS and SV+H, but third for K’s. I do have Benintendi, so that’s nice at least. Should I
    1) hold and hope some of them stabilize
    2) hope Stream-o-nator gives me good matchups and stream or
    3) drop someone from my team and grab a waiver guy longer-term (see below)
    Thanks

    On the wire: D Holland (yes I read above), Sabathia, Feldman, Cahill, Kuhl, M Gonzalez, Conley, Skaggs, Nelson, Andriese, Folty. Others too, but those seemed most relevant.

    I have: Duffy/Lackey/Gausman/Wood/Shoemaker/Paxton/Shark for SP and Diaz/Rivero/Bush/Benoit/Barraclough at RP

  78. asdfasdf says:
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    What are your thoughts on Ryu this week? Two starts vs. PHI and @SF. In a Points league, would you start him over Conley (@PHI) and Zach Davies (vs. CIN) –i.e. please pick one. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdfasdf: None of these are good, I’d go Ryu

  79. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    After reading your buy/sell column last week, I pulled off the following trade:

    I receive – Severino, Cain

    I give – Duffy, Buxton

    I needed an outfielder like you wouldnt believe (Marte & Buxton owner), but I got rid of Duffy while I still could. I originally had Buxton as my drop in a 2 for 1 trade, but the other guy wanted him. Im super exited about Severino!

  80. WanchopeOrTwo? says:
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    Great fragile pitcher: Brandon McCarthy’s suffering with SiKKK-hell DL Syndrome

  81. peacecoast says:
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    Grey,

    Nice gif, thought that was Madbum for a moment.

  82. leon says:
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    i was just offered ivan nova and moreland for JBJ. i have McCullers, lackey, velasquez, gausman, ross, and nova.. i have buxton at CF :( … team Santana, dodor, franco, correa, Polanco, buxton, Kepler, peralta, moreland

    • leon says:
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      @leon: its a obp avg slg 7×7 league

      • leon says:
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        @leon: it was JBJ for my players(ivan nova and moreland)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @leon: Hold

      • leon says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I am sorry, I meant to say I was offered JBJ for ivan nova and moreland.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @leon: Oh, then take JBJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @leon: JBJ side

  83. Tweak says:
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    I’ll second both “Glass Cannon” and “Acehole” for the term. My own suggestion: RAGDLL (Ragdoll) – Ratios Are Great, Doesn’t Last Long or RAGDLS – Ratios Are Great, DL Soon.

    I was also quite surprised by the Martin move. Maybe Seattle figures O’Neill will be up soon and they have enough pieces to cobble together an OF with their new Jay Buhner on the way. Detroit and Pittsburgh should be calling on Martin right now.

    My offseason Gary Sanchez for Giancarlo move is feeling pretty good right now. Please stay healthy, for Grey’s sake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tweak: Haha, agreed… Not crazy about these suggestions

  84. The Great Knoche says:
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    Regardless of Schomtato Status you think Altherr keeps getting steady ABs?

  85. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Should I be dropping anyone (Triggs, for example, or *gasp* Maeda) to start Corbin (vs SD, vs COL) and/or Chen (@PHI, vs. PIT) this week? Or should I be add/dropping to grab someone like Kiermaier, Kepler, H.Santiago, Holland, or Bud Norris? I’d be remiss not to mention that R.Zim is available, but I wouldn’t know where to play him.

    It’s a 5×5, 12-team, mixed h2h redraft.

    C – Realmuto, 1B – Freeman, 2B – Dozier, 3B – Machado, SS – Correa, OF – Benintendi, Polanco, Yasmany, Util -Santana, Bench – Duvall

    SP – Duffy, Tanaka, Hamels, Maeda, Eickhoff, Severino, Triggs
    RP – Holland, K-Rod, Bush, Glover, Kelley

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Not Your Average Joe: I own Maeda in a similar league – didn’t start him last week and am not starting him this week, but I’d try to hold a little longer if possible in case he rights the ship.

      Triggs I could see dropping for either two starter–I like Chen this week but Corbin longer term FWIW. Triggs is fine, but lefties will always get a nice long look at those pitches–I like Triggs against RH-heavy lineups like Angels.

  86. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Crowdsourcing some start/sit advice for a weekly 12 teamer!

    Final 3 pitchers to start this week? If helpful, I’m #1 in ERA, WHIP, Wins, and tied for last in Saves (9 away from the category leader).

    1. Neris (also starting Bush and K-Rod . . . prior weeks I only started 1 closer).
    2. Ryu @ SF v PHI
    3. Joe Ross @ COL v NYM (this could kill my ratio leads)
    4. Eickhoff v. LAD
    5. Nola v MIA

    I’m leaning Neris, Ryu, Nola at the moment . . .

    Thanks all!

  87. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Braun/Diaz for Arenado, which side do you fancy? I’d be getting Arenado. Leaving me with schoop/t. turner and no s.s until turner gets eligibility. I’m getting j.d back soon and Desmond as well. This trade would leave me with Goldy/rizzo/arenado, thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Arenado.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Pick up a SS with the extra spot.

  88. OaktownSteve says:
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    Good when healthy: Ace Bandages

  89. Troy says:
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    I suggest the term TURDS. As in terrific until reoccurring disabled stint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Troy: Ha, that made me laugh… will put it on the list

  90. Roger Podacter says:
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    King Kenta is Killing Me Softly with his Meatballs.

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey: Nola’s down – I’ve got Jeremy Hellickson (vs. Miami (Conley or Volquez if bumped) and Brandon McCarthy (vs. Philly – Led ZEflin) to choosed from –

        H2H Pitching stats are:

        IP – W – L – SV – HR – K – ERA – WHIP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, McCarthy

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Grey: Merci Monsieur Mustache

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dorian?

  91. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome stuff as usual!

    I’m considering offering Lamb/McCullers for Miggy. What do you think? I have good SP so can afford to give up McCullers. Am I giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RobMac: You’re taking on risk, but could work out, try it

  92. KarlJ says:
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    Conforto sitting on waivers and somebody just dropped Tommy Joseph in my league. Are either an upgrade over Max Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: Try Conforto

  93. Johnc says:
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    Loving my strategy to pick staters mid-rounds. In a 12 teamer, I was lucky enough to get Quintana and Gausman in rounds 8 and 9 respectively. Life is good!

    1. I benched GasCan yesterday and don’t see him starting this week for me. H2H league so I can be patient but starting to wonder if Gausman is a drop. Best pitchers on the wire are Manaea, HellBoy, Kennedy, Ross.
    2. Conforto or Renfroe ?
    3. Hold Kelley a bit longer?? I. hate Dusty too. I have Melancon and Britton so seeking a third closer since Benoit was moved out in favor of Neris. Given all this I am still middle of the pack in our league so hoping my pitching straightens out and I can maul my way back to the top.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: 1. Manaea 2. Conforto 3. Hold

  94. OaktownSteve says:
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    Why are you always picking on my boy Chuck Morton? He’s fipping 3.14 as his BABIP agin’ is .358. For a guy with a 50% GB rate no way that continues. Last year guys with 50% grounder carried a sub-.300 BABIP on average. His K rate is plus 8 per. Plays on a good team. I’m sticking with him.

    Just to get you back I’m going to recall for you how much I do not like Danny Salazar. Dude needs to learn to attack the strike zone with his stuff. He’s so infuriating to watch. Without looking it up I would bet he is at or near the top of 3-2 counts per hitter faced. Nibble nibble nibble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Haha, partially just to elicit pings from you… Morton’s on my shizz list, for absolutely no reason, just cause I like hearing you defend him — Salazar is frustrating to own, this I can’t argue against

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I KNEW IT. That’s awesome dude. I’m like the raccoon that lives in your crawl space. Or something…

        Ace Bandages feels very razzy

        Healy is raking. Was a matter of time.

        Lots of talk here about the new Yonder launch angle. Keep an eye on him as a streamer or deeper league guy. Hit a ball the other day as far as I’ve ever seen him.

        Pinder is another guy to watch in deeps. Some sneaky pop.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yes! I’ll let Rudy decide, but I like a few others better – heard on Yonder and Pinder

  95. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Signs of life from Story. Could be the start of something.

    Peraza hit some balls hard this weekend, a few lineouts. Hoping he comes around. How patient you think the Reds will be with him up at the top?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yeah I’m with you, still not concerned. K rate’s a little too high (but that’s his game) — .219 BABIP, double digit BB rate, hitting to all corners . . . now that he’s cracking dongs, I think the rest will come soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Oh, I don’t think he’s getting moved unless they suddenly find someone else to hit 2nd, hoping they realize that is not Cozart

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: OH GOD PLEASE NO

  96. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    Lose Maeda for Vinny V, Joe Ross, Drew Pom, Graveman, or Lance Lynn?

  97. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Pick two for an eight category head to head weekly league (bb, k, qs, w, saves, era, whip, k/9) .

    Severino’s starts scare me so I’m leaning towards playing it safe with Nova and Nola.

    Severino (@bos, bal)
    Nola (mia)
    Nova (@mia)

    Thanks!

    • TacktheKack says:
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      @TacktheKack: 100% chance of rain in boston on Tuesday so if Severino’s start gets pushed back he’ll lose his second start.

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @Grey: Aaaaannnnnd Nola to the DL, because of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  98. WillisReid says:
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    Drop Peraza for Tyler Modder?

  99. Richard Merryman says:
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    CBS points league, 10 team mixed. I have Kemp as my DH. Keep him or pick up: Motter, Moreland or Dickerson?

  100. Mike in Busan says:
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    Motter or Gallo?
    Just missed out on Conforto (damn!)

  101. Basement Artie says:
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    Hey Grey. Great write up as usual! Drop Gyorko for Motter? Thanks.

    • Basement Artie says:
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      @Basement Artie: Also loved the Lisa Whelchel reference!

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks man

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey:Okay thanks Grey.

  102. Rob C says:
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    Good morning,

    My closer situation is this league only allows 3 closers
    I have feliz kintzler and Diaz .

    Would you drop any of these guys for glover if so and who?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rob C: Hold

      • Rob C says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        After today’s news about Diaz you still think I should hold

  103. reese says:
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    This offer is in my box (12 team mixed keeper roto):
    I would get benintendi, healy, margot, & brinson for my wil myers, starling marte, and andrew miller
    I have an itchy trigger finger over the accept button, what do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @reese: Hold

    • Cram It says:
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      @reese: I would take the Benny side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @reese: Agree w/ Cram

  104. Don’t know why but I laugh out loud every time I read “HR to rizzo”. You’re bringing the fire this Monday morning.

    Safe to drop Duvall (util) for Conforto? Or someone else? I want to keep Marte around for SB when he comes back. Figure if Story continues to suck I can bench him and slide Trea to SS, and plug Conforto into OF. Thoughts? Thx.

    C. Perez, 1B. Rizzo, 2B. Hernandez, 3B. Justin Turner, SS. Story, OF. Trea Turner, OF. Giancarlo, OF. Mazara, Util. Haniger, Bench. Duvall & Marte.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Synyster: Id keep Duvall and lose Marte if its not a keeper league…If it is a keeper I’d still keep Duvall until playing time is more defined for conforto.

      • @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Thanks for the advice! It is not a keeper league. I really have no ties to Marte, except drafting Turner in the 2nd, and him in the 3rd I figured I had the SB category tied up.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Synyster: Yeah you can lose Marte and take Conforto in his place…

  105. Garbles says:
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    ROS ranks: Lynn, Wacha, Quintana, Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Garbles: Quintana, Lynn, Maeda

  106. Matt says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do you think Ozuna and Yelich are going to keep keep hitting so well, or should I try to sell them high? If sell is the answer, what kind of SP could I target for either of them?

    • jiggynits says:
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      @Lt: @Matt: what is the league format if youre trading one of these guys? I think ozuna is good for 30 homers but the average will drop a bit. yelich looks like he is performing as expected with 20/20 potential , average should move north closer to .300.

      • Matt says:
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        @jiggynits:

        Roto 5×5 standard league, and keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d want a top 20 SP for Yelich, Ozuna prolly top 30

  107. lwomack58 says:
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    I need to free up DL space with MadBum out. Would you drop Rich Hill-

    Also trade Nola for Glover.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lwomack58: Drop Hill… I’d want Nola

  108. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Weekly Rizzo PSA – 2 crazy Maddon bunt shifts before he’s 2B eligible (in 5 appearance leagues).

  109. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Do comments ever get removed? I swore I wrote this morning but whatever.
    12 team 5×5 h2h league weekly. Basically skipping the smaller names in the trade I can score Machado for Story and McCullers and Longo. He gives back trash and piscotty, lackey. My pitching is average and offense already pretty good but is this a no brainer or McCullers is a stud don’t move him? If I could switch this out with Duffy would it be a yes or am I wasting time not accepting?
    And why does Tehol carry such haters when he writes an article I felt pure pity yesterday. Is he the Lindros of the locker room sleeping with teammates wives? (Eric Lindros was rumored to have gotten his nose broken after he slept with Rod Brindamour’s wife back in old flyers days)

    • Lt says:
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      @Lt:
      So yeah I’m an idiot, again more proof to come. Sorry guys.

  110. Bryan M Turner says:
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    Danny Salazar for Kyle Hendricks? It is a wash?

  111. cable says:
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    who’s this man they call Grey ?

  112. Nico says:
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    Andrew Bendmetenderly. Oh, and Matt Barnes can go sh1t in a hat.

    That’s all for today. Have a good one!

    • Geoff

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      @Nico: Meh, tell Manny not to come in kamikazee on the soul of the team. If you didn’t think Manny was going to get thrown at I’m not sure what to tell you.

      • Nico says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I disagree. I was at the game watching that slide on Friday night, and based on Machado’s reaction afterward, I don’t think his intent was injury. It was just a bang bang play live. Full disclosure… Mets fan! (Keep that quiet after watching the last 8 games..)

        • Geoff

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          @Nico: Doesn’t matter, when you come in spikes up, and injury someone you’re going to get throw at.

          Typical Buck Showalter ish, do something nasty, get mad at the consequences.

        • Nico says:
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          @Nico: I should clarify.. Throw at him, but don’t aim at his head.

          • Geoff

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Nico: Not going to lie as a fan I like that Barnes will do that, and I LOVE that they felt they needed to answer for Pedroia.

            • Nico says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: I can’t blame you if that’s you’re team. Pedroia vehemently denying any part of it tho when Machado called him out was kind of weak. All in all, the retaliation pitch needs to stay in baseball, in my opinion, just below the neck!

              • Nico says:
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                your* ugh

              • Geoff

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                @Nico: I don’t think he had anything to do with it.

  113. Jeremy says:
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    In a points league that values QS for 7 pts and Ws for 3, I’ve been offered Bryant and Hendricks for Altuve and Eickhoff. Based on scoring Altuve is a bit better than Bryant. Is Hendricks going to be better enough than Eickhoff to make it worth it?

    Kipnis would slot into 2B for me while I’d be going Bryant-Longo at 3B-Util until Beltre comes back. At that point Bryant could move to OF if, forbid, Haniger turns into a pumpkin.

  114. Lt says:
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    Do you guys block emails any chance? My comments aren’t uploading after sending twice now.

  115. joeg414 says:
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    Pickup Hellickson for Thursday home vs Miami 6×6 mixed roto and what about Corbin Home vs SD on Tuesday?
    6×6 mixed roto

  116. Matt says:
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    Also, should I drop Rich Hill for McCarthy?

    • jiggynits says:
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      @Matt: thats a close one. both have history of injury. if i was choosing for rest of season today id probably take McCarthy but might be giving up on Hill’s ceiling too early

  117. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    Someone in my league dropped Motter (SS/OF) and he’s on waivers until tomorrow (I’m #1 on the waiver order) and since I lost M. Semien (Disgraceful List) is he worth using my #1 pick? right now I’m using Jorge Polanco at SS… and Motter might have a full time job now that Martin was DFA.

    Thanks

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: or should I just stream the SS position ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @Grey: What is my better option?

            • RicoSuave says:
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              @RicoSuave: What would you do in this situation?

              other SS on the wire are Cozart, Arcia, Anderson, Galvis, Jose Reyes…

            • RicoSuave says:
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              @RicoSuave: What would you do in this situation?

              other SS on the wire are Cozart, Arcia, Anderson, Galvis, Jose Reyes…
              Thanks again!

                • RicoSuave says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Thanks so much for the help Grey!

  118. mike says:
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    C: Kyle Schwarber
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Odor
    3b: Longoria
    Ss: C Seager
    Of: Wil Myers
    Of: Jackie Bradly
    Of: Adam duval
    Ut: Adrian Beltre
    Bench: Kepler/Margot/ Beltran/Healey/Reddick
    Should I trade for billy hamilton, I could probrably get him for Beltre, or Longoria.? Or do you think im ok for speed.
    Also should I drop Reddick for Peralta, or motter?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mike: I would move Beltre for Hamilton if you can….If losing Reddick you should probably grab an arm instead of another bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike: Agree w/ F

  119. Jeff says:
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    Drop Calhoun for Motter?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jeff: Yes for me….Gingers scare me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Agree w/ F

  120. Carl Spackler says:
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    Grey,
    10 team H2H Keeper (keep 4 each year)
    R/HR/RBIS/AVG/SB/OBP

    Would you drop Joey Bats for Souza?

    Current team
    Molina
    Han Ram
    Odor
    Arenado
    Lindor
    Harper
    Springer
    Hamilton
    JBJr
    Haniger
    Zimmerman

  121. Geoff

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    The Jelly Donut of Swat!!! If we were in my head Beni would have hit 5 homers yesterday.

    Member when I said maybe Tyler Motter was better than we thought, and you called me a crazy commenter. Yeah, he’s totally going to suck now that I said this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Its the Tyler Motterending Story 2017

  122. jiggynits says:
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    I asked this one to TEHOL yesterday and I’m still struggling so I wanted to trouble you also

    I thought long and hard about your new glossary term for good when healthy but unfortunately the best I could come up with was “show pony,” and BIAASU “baseball is all about showing up”

    TRADE IS 5×5 NL only, keeper

    13$ Heyward – 1$ Iannetta – 13$ Rosenthal VS 11$ Rupp – 5$ Wong – 4$ Mike Montgomery

    If you can give me ROS as well as long term that be great. thanks as always

    • Cram It says:
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      @jiggynits: This is pretty garbage on both sides. I’d probably take the Heyward side because I don’t have to pay $11 for Rupp and who the hell knows what becomes of Wong.

      • jiggynits says:
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        @Cram It: i also doubt that i would be keeping rupp past this season at 11$ . im looking at him as a catcher upgrade over Iannetta. how real do you think heywards start is?

        • Cram It says:
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          @jiggynits: Oh the $ values are for what they’d cost to be kept next year? There are other factors here. Who would Heyward be playing over? It just feels like a little much to give up for the slightest of Catcher upgrades.

          • Jiggy Nits says:
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            @Cram It: heyward is in util and would be replaced with wong if deal is done. two catcher league

            • Cram It says:
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              @Jiggy Nits: I’m okay with Rupp side then. It’s not a game changer either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong side, it’s neither here nor there really

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ah, this is what I was looking for instead of “Who cares?” for those 5th bench bat questions. “Neither here nor there.” Ima use that!

        • Jiggy Nits says:
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          @Cram It: this is a legit NL only league question! you two get stuffed

          • Cram It says:
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            @Jiggy Nits: Haha. I didn’t mean it for your question. Grey did. But he’s probably right.

  123. mjp says:
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    If you had to project ROS for Suarez where does he fall? Top 100 or far out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 200

  124. Thomas THE RAP GOD OF ALL RAP GODS! says:
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    12 team points league.. I need to pick up a bat.

    Options: Greg Bird, Kevin Pillar, Jarrod Dyson, Ryon Healey, Aaron Altheer, Carlos Beltran, Josh Reddick, Adam Frazier, Brett Gardner, Matt Holliday, Josh Bell, Victor Martinez

    Thank you!

  125. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In an 6-category hitting league (OBP and Total Bases replacing AVG), which side do you prefer?
    Mazara+Bandy for Conforto

    Thanks,
    Jake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  126. In a Pickle says:
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    10 team OBP league, in need of 3B, who do you like?
    Rendon, Headley, Shaw, or Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  127. David Bekerman says:
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    Selling Danny Duffy for Cano make sense in a vacuum?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  128. dude says:
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    Martin or Hedges?

    MArtin – April 2016 – .150, 4BB, 0HR, 4 RBI, Finished season batting .231 with 20HR and 74 RBI’s.

    Martin – This year – .149, 11BB, 1 HR, 1RBIi.

    Can he possibly turn it around again? Or should I drop him for Hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  129. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1. S Leon, A Hedges, R Chirinos, d’Arnaud, or Ianetta?

    2. J Gallo or T Frazier?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges 2. Frazier

  130. Hot Ice (the best of both worlds) says:
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    Souza or Conforto? 11 tm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • Hot Ice (it's the best of both worlds) says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. With the Nola news, would you hold or drop for T Walker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go w/ Walker

  131. Gregarious says:
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    Grey / Razzball crew – who would you rather have ROS…Rendon or Todd Frazier? 6×6 re-draft league…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree w/ Cram

  132. Mvplatter says:
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    12 team H2H league, would you drop Maeda for Lynn or Taijuan? I’m hesitant to drop him, but I also hate using a roster spot on someone I know I’m not going to start…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn

      • Mvplatter says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s what I was leaning to. My SPs will now be Lynn Martinez Wacha Carrasco and Salazar (and McCullers). Basically just the whole cardinals and Indians starting rotation. I think I’m ok with that.

  133. Chris says:
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    My Team name is Baby Kangaroo Rooster

    Yet I have not Picked up Joey Gallo as he has continued to heat up.

    Do I drop Tommy Joseph for him just to avoid the bad karma? Or do I change my team name?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  134. Jon says:
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    Would you deal Hosmer or Tommy Joseph for Tim Anderson, AGon, Justin Turner, Inciarte, Souza, or Joc Pederson in a keep forever league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joseph for Joc

  135. Green machine says:
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    Greetings master Grey, hope you have a great day!!

    H2h pts/ weekly league.

    Do this? Drop cozart for gyorko

    Drop Swanson for andrelton Simmons, solarte 2b/3b, or Chris owings (SS/OF)

    Lastly drop Sandoval for either castellanos, chase headley or Joey Gallo?

    Should I be worried w/ Pedroia? If yes would you want to add solarte or put my drury who’s eligible at 2b in for Pedroia then bench pedey. Drury was my 3b I can move the above mentioned 3b to the 3b slot also on my bench is Todd Frazier yes he’s slumping but he’s a body I can put there.

    Gyorko I can put at SS he’s Eligible at SS,3b & 2b too.

    In a weekly league Pedroia seems too risky.

    Lastly keep abreu (Jose abreu) on my bench or put him to the starting lineup?

    Thanks man!

    • Green machine says:
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      @Green machine:

      In terms for Pedroia Brandon Phillips is available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos over Pablo, hold on rest — Start Abreu I guess, no idea of options

      • Green machine says:
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        @Grey:

        Oops my bad currently I have at 1b Carlos Santana he’s eligible also at DH, my DH is Sano who’s eligible at 3b/OF & DH

        2b is pedey

        3b is currently drury his eligibility is 3b/2b & OF

        IF is open was Duda may put castellanos here

        Utility I have judge & conforto

        On my bench there’s Javier Baez (2b/3b/SS), Sandoval (he’s cut), Souza, Swanson , Margot

        My SS is cozart

        My C is W contreras also eligible at OF

        My OF consists of we start 4

        Harper, cespedes, schwarber, Benintendi

  136. Branta says:
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    Motter is available in my keeper league (12 team, h2h, no AVG but instead obp/slg)

    Starters are C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3OF, 2UTIL for offense.

    I have Brad Miller, Justin Turner, Greg Bird, Kris Bryant to play 1B or 3B

    I have just Lindor and Miller for SS

    I have Betts, Benintendi, Judge, Bryant, Kemp and Dahl on my DL for the OF

    Should I drop anyone for Motter?

    • Branta says:
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      @Branta: Oh and Kinsler/Miller at 2B

  137. Catcher Position is Equivalent to a Fullback in Football says:
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    Roto league. Rostering both Vogt and Gattis for my C position.

    Planning to drop Vogt for Motter or Conforto. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  138. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    This 10 day DL is a killer, especially in leagues with weekly lineup locks and no DL slots (e.g. NFBC format). If it looks like a player is going to miss 3-4 days, he’s usually thrown on there to avoid aggravating the injury and he also won’t have to miss much more time beyond that. Problem is that you’re stuck with him in your active lineup with possibly no replacement for the weekend games since several bench spots are clogged up with other hurt players. Brutal.

    Looks like Springer has completed his transition into donkey territory. He’s utilizing the Pujols approach now, selling out for power (58.2% Pull%), and rolling over on weak grounders (27.3% Soft%) when he fails to put it into the Crawford Boxes. Those leg injuries seem to have sapped his speed too (9 for 21 in SB attempts since the beginning of ’16; 0 for 2 this year). The big problem is that he’s hitting more grounders than ever (52.7% GB%), and his unsustainable 41.2% HR/FB is the only reason that he has 7 homers so far. Anyone looking for more than a Duvall/Pujols line might want to consider selling.

    Miguel Gonzalez could be a sneaky streamer in weekly formats. Since July 1st last season (16 starts), he has a 2.75 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and a 0.64 HR/9. The K-rate is mediocre (6.04 K/9), but he hasn’t really walked anybody either (1.65 BB/9). He gets the struggling Royals (.243 wOBA in the last week; 29th in MLB) and the Miggy and JD less Tigers this week.

    • Branta says:
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      @Big Magoo: Thanks for this, I was looking for a reason to part with him on a sell high.

      I gotta guy who is looking to move either Odor or Correa or both in that league. And its like buhwaaaaa?!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Branta: I’d take either over Springer. Might be able to get Odor straight up, or just add a sweetener to get Correa.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Here’s the thing I heard Hinch say about Springer. At full speed he’s as fast as anybody, but he’s 3 or 4 steps. Astros basically told him to stop attempting to steal. What’s up Magoo!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: What’s up, OTS!

        I can’t imagine that Springer’s speed has completely evaporated at 27, but the SB%, speed score (which is admittedly outdated), and baserunning metrics have all been well below average for him since the beginning of last season, and continue to go in the wrong direction. Maybe he’s like a Bourjos – a fast guy who struggles to steal bases.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          Who has impressed you so far? I mentioned Cahill here a couple weeks ago. I got a chance to see the new cutter. Looks good. It’s a really nice mix with his cannonball sinker. I think mixed league legit.

          I regret not getting any Mazara. His draft price was pretty reasonable.

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Outside of the obvious (Freeman, Harper, Thames, Sale, Paxton, etc.), I’d say Souza and Haniger on the hitting side. Wil Myers looks great. Castellanos has been smoking the ball. Jake Lamb. Aaron Judge, though I’m not sure if it’s sustainable.

            On the pitching side, I’d say that Bundy and Severino have been the biggest surprises so far. Severino’s stuff has been electric, though he still looks like a two pitch guy. I watched Bundy carve through the Red Sox lineup the other day. He looked really impressive. Looks like he added a cutter. Great command and movement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Why do you hate Springer so much? Pujols or Duvall? How about an extra 25 runs, 25 points in average and just on busted hit and runs, he’s gonna steal 7 bases

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: I don’t hate Springer. Just checks and balances. The Hanley blurb compelled me today. Don’t understand why he’s considered to be a top hitter, at least by some.

        In his last 108 games, he’s stolen 3 bases and has been caught 6 times. That just isn’t part of his game anymore. If he keeps this new approach, he’s a .240-.250 hitter. If not, he’s a .260 hitter. Don’t know where that 25 point edge in BA is coming from. Do you expect Pujols and Duvall to hit .225?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          .275 vs. .250

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha

    • dhouse42 says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      4 DL spots should become standard IMO.

  139. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Another Monday, another awesome recap.

    Which side in this trade: 10 man X Red draft X h2h points

    Trout, Corey Seager, Castellanos for Kris Bryant and Machado, Alex Bregman which side?

  140. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    What pitcher ranks should I target if I offload Braun? 5x5roto

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: The top tier.

      • Chisoxx_22 says:
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        @Cram It:
        I mentioned the trade for Arenado earlier but after looking at my pitching I could use help there instead. My pitching is Archer, Salazar, quintana, Ray, severino, pomeranz, and shoemaker. My streamer spot has Miley and Davies ATM. Should I package Diaz with Braun to try and land Kershaw or sale, or try Braun for syndergard straight up? Sorry about the length!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chisoxx_22: “Diaz with Braun to try and land Kershaw or sale, or try Braun for syndergard straight up” Sure

  141. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!! Goooooood afternoon from sunny STL! Piscotty doesn’t know, Piscotty doesn’t know!!

    1) pick 1 to sit:
    Moreland, polanco, Haniger, Jackie Bradley, Adam jones

    2) which one of these closers would you trade:
    Holland, Britton, Colome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d look at matchups– Jones 2. Britton

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nightmare!:
      1. Matchups would help.
      2. Whichever nets you the biggest return.

  142. Ashtray says:
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    14 Team H2H 6×6
    Keep 6 forever
    Hitter cats are: R, HR, RBI, SLG, OBP, NSB

    I have way too many OFs

    Harper
    Stanton
    Benintendi
    Dahl (DL)
    Ozuna
    Mazara
    Souza

    If you had to pick one to sell which would you pick? Souza is the obvious answer but I highly doubt anyone’s buying. I plan on dropping him whenever he either craps out or when Dahl gets healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton or Mazara

  143. birrrdy! says:
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    ‘good if healthy pitcher’ glossary term suggestion…

    “Ace in the Whole”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, will put it on the list

    • Quintero says:
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      @birrrdy!: this is great

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Quintero: thanks!

  144. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    Yo Grey….shallow 10 team mixed leagues. Move on from Lackey and play waiver wire options? And, what we doing with Rendon in shallow leagues, drop, hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Lackey, hold Rendon

  145. Alexi Tsonopoulos says:
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    Sadly, lost out on Conforto this weekend AND I need to start 3 of these 4 this week. Trust SON and leave Nova on the bench?

    Severino (5.9) BAL, @BOS
    Skaggs (14.6) OAK
    Shoemaker (15.0) OAK
    Nova (-5.6) @MIA

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

      • Robert Itzkowitz says:
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        @Grey: Yo Grey, I have a similar situation in a league, and want to make sure I am reading you correct here. Are you saying to bench Skaggs over the other guys Alexi listed for this week? Or am I understanding it backwards?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Backwards

          • Robert Itzkowitz says:
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            @Grey: gotcha, thanks Grey

      • Alexi Tsonopoulos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  146. Humm Baby says:
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    Drop Peraza for Conforto? Using Peraza as 2B/SS/OF bench fill-in, and only source of speed in H2H league, but not seeing anyone else I can drop for Conforto. Other OF is Cruz, Cespedes, Kepler and Souza.

  147. lwomack58 says:
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    I need to free up DL space with MadBum out. Would you drop Rich Hill to put Bum on DL

    Also trade Nola for Glover.

    Drop K. Maeda and stream other pitchers?

    Thank you

  148. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Another Monday, another awesome recap.

    Which side in this trade: 10 man X Red draft X h2h points

    Trout, Corey Seager, Castellanos for Kris Bryant and Machado, Alex Bregman which side?

  149. wudaben says:
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    Stream-o-Nator has me nervous this week. H2H points league, choose 2 for the week:

    McCullers @CLE
    Nola vs MIA
    T Walker vs SD
    Velasquez vs MIA @LAD
    Urias @SF?
    Aaron Sanchez @STL?
    Graveman @LAA?

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: ***Nola going to the Disgraceful List…

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @RicoSuave: he’s probably actually hurt, not “disgraceful list”

  150. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 standard roto (yahoo):

    Looking to create a little roster space with JD coming back.

    Give:
    Benintendi
    Stroman
    Bundy

    Get:
    Springer
    Carrasco

    Roster
    c – R. Martin
    1b – Moreland
    2b – Altube
    ss – Lindor
    3b – Machado
    if – Healy
    of – Betts
    of – Benintendi
    of – Haniger
    of – Kepler
    util – Motter
    dl – Just Dong
    bn – Gallo

    sp – McCullers
    sp – Stroman
    sp – Liriano
    sp – Devenski
    rp – Chapman
    rp – Justin Wilson
    rp – Nate Jones
    p – Keone Kela
    p – Blake Parker
    bn – Shoemaker
    bn – Bundy
    bn – Daniel Norris
    bn – Eduardo Rodriguez
    dl – Cam Bedrosian

    **Can keep either of Benintendi or Springer thru 2018.

    Should I put it out there or hold & just drop Kela once the Donger returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Just drop Kela

  151. Andre says:
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    Puig, Conforto, or Ellsbury for final OF spot in a 3 OF, 10tm, H2H categories league? Counting stats are Hits, HR, RBI, Walks, Average, Steals, and Runs.

  152. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Brandon McCarthy, classic case of ‘Good arm, Butthurt’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious, will put it on the list

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Haha. How was your weekend? We had an awesome Saturday – like 60 degrees, perfect weather for the science march. Snowed yesterday. Swapped Duffy + Judge for Carlos Santana (needed a CI badly).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solid, didn’t do a whole lot… Finished 13 Reasons, which was awful

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Oh, good to hear- I was considering. We’ve started DVR’ing old Adam West Batman shows, which are super funny. After seeing the first, I was like, “Holy apropos boy-wonder!” Since the criminals are all perfect caricatures of the Trump administration. #Sad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Mrs. Featherbottom: Haha, that used to be one of my favorite shows, you ever see the feature film with the exploding sharks?

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: I haven’t but will add to the docket. We’ve been digesting quite a few Irwin Allen films of late, I’m late to the George Kennedy is freaking awesome party.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cheesy sci-fi was just never my thing, never even watched Mystery Science Theater, though I guess you don’t need to like the films to enjoy the show

  153. Andre says:
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    Puig, Conforto, or Ellsbury for final OF spot in a 3 OF, 10tm, H2H categories league? Counting stats are Hits, HR, RBI, Walks, Average, Steals, and Runs.

    • Andre says:
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      @Andre: Apologies for the double post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  154. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,
    In a H2H Categories league with Saves (no holds) where my opponent is starting Familia and K-Rod and I am starting Colome and Holland would you start Koda G or Addison Reed as my final P?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koda

  155. Quintero says:
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    McCarthyism

    Rich Hill is a victim of McCarthyism, guilty by suspicion, producing when healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  156. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Souza, conforto or Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Joc, Conforto’s interesting

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Also Tim Anderson is killing me. Is it too early to drop him? Someone just dropped Diaz and Gyorko is available as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop him for Diaz

          • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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            Done. Thanks Grey!

  157. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    Should I trade Carlos Gomez to get Hector Neris?

    my only closer is Familia, along with relievers Archie Bradley, Justin Wilson, Keone Kela, Joe Jimenez, James Hoyt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  158. Steve Stevenson says:
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    As a bench stash in a 10×10 H2H where W, L and QS all count, do you like Graveman over either Shoemaker or Gsellman, or hold?

  159. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Motter, Adam Frazier, and Darwin Barney all upside ya face in NFBC. What is today, August?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I started Triggs finally, yeah that turned out horribly

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ha, did the same in my dynasty league. I’m going with Miguel Gonzalez for the first time in nfbc this week, could be interesting. At least Magoo gave a glowing referral above.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Been rocking Motter since Segura went down. Youre welcome.

  160. The Great Knoche says:
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    Glossary :

    Prior Disability – As in Mark Prior

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, will put it on the list

  161. primetime says:
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    Grey, Six righties vs Conforto this week. This may be the last week we can grab him before he no longer available. Looking at dropping either Pence, Mancini or Joc.. Gut tell me Joc.. Pence been playing better then Joc. UGH decisions.

  162. ryanoger says:
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    Feliz, Maurer, Jimmy J, Kelley-Do I have these saves dudes ordered correctly?

    Lose Margot for Conforto, Piscotty, Gallo, Yasmany Tomás, or hold?

    cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure — Piscotty

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Piscotty over Conforto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Piscotty, yeah

  163. JP says:
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    Would you deal Duffy/Abreu(or Hanley) for JD Martinez?

    I can only start one of the 1B’s and need an OF to replace Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Nope

  164. lwomack58 says:
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    Pickup Conforto n drop Inciarte or Kiemarier

  165. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Maeda and stream pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer not to

    • jiggynits says:
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      @lwomack58: who are some top names available on waivers?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @jiggynits:

        Gsellman, Hahn, Foltynewicz or Wainwright

  166. Ben says:
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    For Benintendi, you could go with ABACAB. Andrew Benintendi Always Crushes At Bats…. Unless you hate Genesis.
    I did like Makes me Extendi too though….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  167. Robert Schroeder says:
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    16 team deep league own Snell, Skaggs, Hellickson or none of the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  168. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    would you drop Granderson for Renfroe? NL only H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  169. Crock says:
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    Would you deal Souza for Cargo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  170. Eric says:
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    Long time listener first time caller…
    Should I drop Carlos Gomez to pick up Souza??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  171. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    SON likes Wacha tomorrow vs TOR, drop maeda for Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. Jim says:
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    Shoemaker or V. Velasquez rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  173. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Aaron Nola, classic case of ‘Good Arm, Butthurt’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I do like it, Rudy offered slingshot…He slings or he’s shot

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Sling shot is solid!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah? I wasn’t sure

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Not solid.

  174. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Kendrick tour announced with Travis Scott and DRAM! Pretty pumped he’ll be in Boston.

    Hope your watching this season of the Leftovers. Last nights episode put my mind in a pretzel

    With Nola headed to DL, pick up Manaea in meantime or use spot for streams?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loved last night’s episode of Leftovers, not totally psyched by the coming attractions for next week’s, but holding out hope

      Manaea, yeah

  175. Paul says:
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    Murphy is on the trade block,
    Do I go all out to add him when I have odor already? I feel like his asking price isn’t very high, I would give up Duffy and Evan Gattis he isn’t sold so I may have to add a little more but the price is around that?
    Also last week I asked if I should trade Duffy and McCullers for sale and you said hold for now? Should I still hold, I’m not even sure if he would still accept that now. But I’ve been trying to shop Duffy cause I heard bad news about his velocity down… am I over reacting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent price

  176. I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt says:
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    Is it crazy to think about dropping Abreu for Zimmerman? Should I just wait him out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  177. Adam says:
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    Trade question- would you move bogaerts for story? Rudy said slight lean to Xander but close. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side

  178. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Longoria
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Bradley Jr.
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Haniger
    (6) Bench: Abreu, Rendon

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
    (2) RP: Johnson, Brach
    (4) P: Betances, Lackey, Nova, Severino
    (6) Bench: (Walker, Ray, J. Ross, Gsellman)

    (2) DL: Gravemen, Bedrosian

    Bench bats are infuriating! What’s more frustrating is sending offers to people and getting ignored or just flat out rejected with no counter… There’s only one dude in this league who I’m friends with (everyone else are strangers) so is there a good trade I can offer him to help consolidate my bench bat situation? His team is below and I figure I can at least work out a trade since we can at least negotiate after…

    (1) C: Schwarber
    (1) 1B: Napoli
    (1) 2B: Altuve
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Lamb
    (3) OF: Braun, Cespedes, Bautista
    (2) UT: K. Davis, Brantley
    (6) Bench: Frazier, Puig, J. Turner, Mazara

    (3) SP: Hamels, Syndergaard, E. Santana
    (2) RP: Kimbrel, Robertson
    (4) P: N. Feliz, Pineda, E. Rodriguez, Cobb,
    (6) Bench: (E. Volquez)

    (2) DL: Price

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: 1) Here’s another team I have yet to try and trade with, so you think it’s worth trying to trade for Correa? Was thinking of offering some package with one of my OFs + Owings and maybe Duffy since I know he’s a sell? Any ideas?

      (1) C: Vogt
      (1) 1B: Goldy
      (1) 2B: LeMahieu
      (1) SS: Correa
      (1) 3B: Bregman
      (3) OF: Yelich, Peraza, Morales
      (2) UT: Votto, Shaw
      (6) Bench: Kemp

      (2) DL: Dahl

      (3) SP: Cueto, Arrieta, Teheran
      (2) RP: Jansen, Oh
      (4) P: Watson, Maurer, Bush, Kelley
      (6) Bench: (Cotton, Glasnow, Garrett, Morton)

      (2) DL: Hill

      2) Oh also would you still make either of these trades going forward?

      a) JBJ and Haniger for Polanco
      b) Hanley and Rendon for Miggy

      Really appreciate your help Grey as I’m not that great at evaluating trades!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Duffy and Abreu?

        • ebudz says:
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          @Grey: @Grey: @Grey: Hmm he’s already has two 1st basemen in Goldy and Votto though? I figured he could yse a better OF? What about trying one of Haniger or JBJ + Owings for Correa? Maybe throw in Duffy and try to snag Cueto?

          Also would you still make either of these trades going forward?

          a) JBJ and Haniger for Polanco
          b) Hanley and Rendon for Miggy

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d do either, A first

          • Fungazi says:
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            @ebudz: You are offering guys like Haniger and Owings for Correa and surprised people are rejecting or ignoring you?

            • Greg says:
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              @Fungazi: exactly. He’ll learn in time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu and Rendon for Braun or Yoenis

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Boss! Trying it… However which 3rd basemen do you prefer ROS between Longo and Rendon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon

  179. B the Esq. says:
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    Grade the trade:

    Thor and Porcello
    for
    Keuchel, Thames, Amir Garrett.

    Which side you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thor

  180. Marty SV says:
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    Drop Schimpf for Brandon Phillips?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  181. Ghostface says:
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    With the success of Reynolds and Parra so far this season and Bud Black saying they may play Desmond in the OF, do you see Dahl seeing a heavier platoon / less ABs and counting stats than we we’re expecting?

    Also Nola on 10 Day DL, may miss 2 starts. Sad face emoji for this Phils fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not, but I doubt he plays every day unless he gets hot

  182. dustyfingers says:
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    Castellanos or Gallo for 3B bench bat? Looking to drop an OF, Margot, Fowler, Dickerson or Conforto? Conforto is a new toy and kind of want to see where that goes. I might be see things wrong, but it looks like Gallo and Castellanos’ plate discipline isn’t that far off this year so far and Gallo isn’t striking out that much more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  183. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like this week to start as a util? thanks!

    g polanco (10.3) – 3 vs chc, 3 @ mia
    m franco (13.0) – 3 vs mia, 3 @ lad
    margot (15.2) – 4 @ ari, 3 @ sf
    conforto (9.3) – 3 vs atl, 3 @ was
    kepler (12.3) – 3 @ tex, 3 @ kc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  184. The Lightman says:
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    Brandon McCarthy = ER-Ace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, will put it on final list

  185. Paul says:
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    Should I trade Duffy and McCullers for sale

    Or trade Duffy and Gattis for murphy to be my 2B when I already own odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Sale

  186. H says:
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    Grey, would you give up on Rendon and pick up Shaw? Whos better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  187. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    I am getting absolutely destroyed with injuries especially to my pitching staff ( Gray, Bedrosian and now Nola)
    I have been offered Matt Harvey for Beltre. I have been using Reynolds and Gallo for my CI slot so far and somebody just dropped Tommy Joseph
    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If people are dropping Tommy Joseph, you can find an SP on waivers

  188. lwomack58 says:
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    Drop Maeda for Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  189. H says:
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    Aaron Sanchez was dropped in my league and I have a waiver claim currently. Who would you drop to pick him up? Also would you drop anyone else for Amir Garrett?

    Starters
    Duffy
    Salazar
    Nova
    Lackey
    Pineda
    Ray
    Severino
    Santana

    Closers
    Giles
    Robertson
    Osuna
    Oh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can stream out of Lackey’s spot if you like, but not for Amir Garrett

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Sorry for my misunderstanding, are you saying to drop Lackey for Sanchez and if that claim doesn’t go through just stream the Lackey spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Until someone else sticks, that’s fine

          • H says:
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            @Grey: awesome, thank you sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  190. Steve says:
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    Weekly roster, OPS roto with NSB, who are you starting at UTIL

    Souza, Moreland, Zobrist

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  191. Alberto Encinas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My Duffy and Haniger for Quintana and Brantley 18 team roto.

    Which size do you prefer?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  192. LenFuego says:
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    There are some rumors that the Nats have sent out trade feelers on David Roberson and Alex Colome. If the Rays traded Colome, who would be their closer? Is there anyone worth taking a speculative flyer on there in deep leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, Farquhar is setup man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  193. joeg414 says:
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    Oder , when? Soon I hope .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  194. nick says:
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    hedges or d’arnaud rest of season in pts league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  195. joeg414 says:
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    A FYI Question to all that are in more then one league; this is my first year in two . Do you focus on picking up the same free agents (if say the value is close ) for both leagues ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @joeg414: This is not a thing to focus on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up free agents due to team needs, unless your team needs the same thing there’s no reason to pick up same… Unless, of course, there’s a new closer somewhere and you just add him all over

  196. stefan says:
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    Hi Grey: Scraping bottom of barrel for CI Miggy replacement. Who should I pick up? Bour, Gurriel, Solarte, Freese, Cron or Shimpf? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  197. Shitwolf says:
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    Oh man Edwin Diaz was just dropped in my league

    Who do I drop for him?
    5×5 h2h Yahoo

    Rotation: carrasco Salazar, bundy, mccullers, nola, severino, liriano, Maeda Chapman Giles Neris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  198. ryanoger says:
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    You think Heyward found his stroke again, with his new stance? Or don’t worry about him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not actively seeking him out

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks

  199. Arnie says:
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    Hello Mr. Grey!!

    I have a hard question and a easy one:

    Easy: Do I need to be patient with Schimpf in a deep non keeper league? I could replace him w/Scooter, Torreyes, Profar, Solarte. I have Dozier at 2B and Arenado at 3B, so he’s a backup. I could also get an extra OF like Broxton or Mansini.

    Harder: What are your top three SPs for ROTO for the rest of the season between: Kluber, Cueto, Verlander, Garrit Cole, Salazar, Fulmer, Duffy, Taillon, Harvey? Is there any of them that are too weak to be in that group??

    Thank you kindly, sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte….

      Kluber, Cueto, Verlander

      • Arnie says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

        I forgot one infielder possibility ……. is Solarte a better pickup than Jorge Polanco??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Arnie says:
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            @Grey: Thank you again!!

  200. Ryan says:
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    Motter and Moreland were dropped and I got top waiver claim. Who has better value ROS? I assume Moreland. Also how much playing time is A. Hicks going to get? Is he worth rostering in a 12 team league.
    Thanks for the great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland — no on Hicks

  201. Lt says:
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    Duffy, Brantley, Longo for Sale, Broxton, Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale side if shallow league, Duffy if deeper league

  202. Another Dan says:
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    Excellent stuff Grey,

    In a 10 team roto (6×6) dynasty league with 10 BN spots and 4 NA spots is Buxton rosterable ? can I afford to keep him benched ?

    WW options Maikel Franco (just dropped), Conforto are these better options in a dynasty than Buxton, Kepler, Vogelbach (have to promote him, so may have to drop him).

    Thanks again for the daily updates, have said before it helps my work day start off nicely.

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! If Franco and Conforto are available, Buxton should be dropped

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks.

  203. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Agree w/everyone.

  204. Fish says:
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    Trade offer Duffy for Salazar.

    Yahoo league with qs and k/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  205. Greg says:
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    It’s too early to make any long range projections but someone dropped JD Martinez so I picked him up. I think he will hit some home runs. Can you tell me exactly how many? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, 21

  206. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. how concerned should i be with my pitching staff (ie should i be looking to make a trade or just play the ww and hope they can get back on track)? im sporting a nifty 5.48 era/1.542 whip after 3 weeks (although the k’s have been nice).

    c-mart, salazar, severino, t walker, vargas, j ross, gausman, maeda, jon gray

    much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop starting Maeda and Gausman and you should be ok

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: ha, thanks. i should have asked this question 3 weeks ago. thanks….

  207. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    Thanks Grey for taking time to answer all of our Q’s!! (Daquiri on the way!)

    15-team NFBC, weekly pitching lock, pick one please:

    McCullers @ CLE ( -3)
    Severino @ BOS (-9) and v BAL (+15)
    Corbin v SD (+1) and v COL (+4)
    MR- Y Petit v TOR, 3 v OAK, 3 @ TEX

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, kinda like idea of Severino, but Corbin’s safer obviously

  208. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto with QS instead of W – which side you got:

    Taillon for Brantley/B.McCarthy

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  209. jon says:
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    which 2 of 3 for Kluber– Cole, Stroman, Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Kluber — try any of them

  210. los locos says:
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    Grey,

    Been offered Nova for Suarez, do I accept?

    10 team keeper OBP.. k/9

    Grandal
    Freeman
    DeLeihmu
    Arenando
    Seager C
    Bradley JR
    Margot
    Pence
    U Castellanos

    Bench
    Moncada
    Marte
    Saurez
    Mancini
    Pederson
    Polanco G

    Pitchers
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Salazar
    Lackey
    Pineda
    Giles
    Devenski (just picked up since I loss Bedrock)

    Manea
    Vargas
    Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  211. Ralf says:
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    would you move puig and duffy for kluber?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Ralf: yes

  212. Taylor says:
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    In a OBP lg with Hrs can you please rank these MIs
    Solarte Owings Motter

  213. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. currently have m franco as a bench bat. too much to give for ian kennedy and neftali? looking for some pitching help…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not good

  214. Robert says:
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    Hellickson or Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn

  215. SondheimXXX says:
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    I’m getting demolished by injuries over here. Dropped Bedrosian for Urias yesterday… and now Nola goes down!

    With only two DL slots and five bench slots, this many injuries is tough to shoulder. No one feels droppable in a twelve-teamer though.

    -Miggy
    -JD
    -Beltre (got dropped, so I had to grab him)
    -Nola
    -Rich Hill

    Do I cut someone or hold tight? I feel like Hill deserves a longer leash considering where he was drafted (same with Maeda, but WOOF!).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola and Hill are droppable

  216. Jvillan says:
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    10 team league
    I got kepler, Dickerson , jbj, haniger, harper, and Desmond return soon. Souza, henfro, and confronto are available.
    1. Who do I drop for when Desmond comes back?
    2. Any in roster worth swapping for ones in fa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kepler 2. Meh

      • Jvillan says:
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        @Grey: thank you much appreciated!

  217. UL's Toothpick says:
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    Hey Coach, Crazy start to the year. What’s up with all these DL moves???

    Even more stupid are all these options for an NFBC draft/ hold. Already starting 6 SPs & 2 closers and have these options left.

    Watcha like ???

    Please pick 2:

    Garret @ Brewers & Cardinals
    Volquez @ Philly
    Cobb @ Orioles
    J Hahn @ Angles & Houston
    Joe Ross @ Rockies & Mets
    Cody Reed @ Cardinals

    Leaning Garrett & Volquez – that Ross CO starts scares the piss out of me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None….Amir, Edinson

  218. Chaz says:
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    I received a trade in Yahoo keeper league and don’t know what to make of it. It’s a keep 5 league with Obp, Slg, and QS.

    Starling Marte (he Is one of my keepers)
    Danny Duffy
    Cory Dickerson

    For

    Aaron judge
    Mitch Moreland
    Danny Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  219. Rudy says:
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    You seem to love Mitch Moreland. If you did a top 100 for hitters ROS, where do you rank him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 75

  220. TarmanGotHim says:
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    My first trade of the season

    Huge buy low IMO

    I traded Aldemys Diaz and Aaron Judge

    for

    Trevor Story

    You like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  221. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey grey,

    12-team H2H OBP/QS

    Kluber for Fowler and CMart.

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  222. Weird Fishes says:
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    Grey, you had Desmond at #19 and then #168 after the broken hand. If he’s activated first week of May, where would he slot in your top 100 at that point for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 60

  223. Joe says:
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    12 team dynasty league 7×7 should I trade my Addison Russel Mitch haniger and jimmy Nelson for his Gregory polanco Craig kimbrel and Greg bird. I think haniger is legit. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco side

  224. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    nolasco or cotton in 20 team dynasty? with K/9, QS. this might be a short term thing if in fact urias is coming up though anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cotton

  225. john says:
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    sorry if this has been covered before (maybe several times) but just logged on and the clock is ticking….Severino on bench tonight at Boston right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench

  226. Oppo Taco says:
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    Shaw and DJL for Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  227. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Who else should I start tomorrow besides Gsellman?

    4/25
    Duffy @CHW (7.6)
    Gsellman vs. ATL (9.0)
    Severino @BOS (-7.4)
    J. Ross @COL (-8.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy @CHW (7.6)
      Gsellman vs. ATL (9.0)

  228. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Hosmer, Todd Frazier, Kendrys, or Rendon in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  229. demribbies says:
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    Ozuna for Jansen and Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen, but fair

  230. Sano you wants some says:
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    Grey quickie 12 teams 3 closers per squad glover or Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  231. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    Just wondering if there is anything to look forward to on Christian Arroyo, who has just been called up to play 3b for the Giants?

    Any thoughts much obliged…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, empty average, middle infielder power, no real speed