Andrew McCutchen is out for the year with a torn ACL.  To borrow a phrase often quoted in the White Sox bullpen box score, that’s A. Bummer.  On the bright side, Cesar Hernandez (1-for-5) isn’t some obscure Roman emperor, you’re thinking of Nero Antivirus and Flavor Flavius!  Last year when Cesar Hernandez had 563 at-bats in leadoff, he was a sneaky top 50 bat.  Before last night, he had only 5 at-bats at leadoff.  Well, all that’s about to change for the better.  Then you have the new Phils’ outfielder, Jay Effin-Up-My-Paddack Bruce (3-for-4, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers).  Also, Adam Haseley (0-for-4) suddenly has value as the Phils’ center fielder, when two days ago you thought Haseley was the singer of Ghost.  You say you’re no good for me, I like it ANYWAY! What, I have to work the five-lady crowd too.  As I said yesterday, “(Haseley is the) Phils’ 2017 1st round pick. Prospectonator doesn’t love Haseley, giving him 15/7 with little average over the course of a season (by the way, if you click on Haseley’s name, his projections are there for free — like every player). I will say this for Haseley, he looks ready to contribute in the landmark case of sooner vs. later since he played college ball.  In NL-Only leagues, I’m interested since McCutchen looks out for a while, but wait and see in mixed.”  And that’s me quoting me!  The Phils also said (This Phil character has a lot to say!) Scott Kingery (2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer) will be getting regular starts at 3rd.  When asked about Maikel, they said, “…”  Oh, now you have nothing to say!  But Maikel hit a pinch-hit homer, his 9th.  Still nothing?  “…”  Damn.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Paddack – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.97.  All good things must come to an…What if I never finish that thought?  Do they still end?  Sigh.  Paddack’s going through an adjustment period.  Still better than most, and will eventually stabilize as a great starter, but this is what happens.  Shizz.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-5 and his 18th and 19th homers.  It bums me out that this fine $54 vending machine steak is wiping the floor with Machado’s fantasy value, but, then again, Eric Hosmer’s doing that (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, 10th homer, hitting .289).

Pedro Strop – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 5th save, as he was activated from the IL.  My guess is he’s closing games for the rest of the year or until the Cubs sign Kimbrel. But then Strop will be closing games for another few weeks while Kimbrel’s fantasy owners say, “What is taking so long for Kimbrel to return to the majors?”

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  He faced Colorado, so you know Hendricks was going to put the Rockies in a purple haze.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I feel like I need to keep reminding people I don’t like Murphy at all, but even I think he’s a great buy low right now.

Devin Smeltzer – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.65.  I’m going to briefly leave my kombucha on this table labeled “al-Qaeda” in this cave bar I stumbled into, please watch it for me…*five hours later*…Hey, that guy looks like me? Wait a minute, is he wearing my face?!  AHHHH!!!  Roofie!

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  On one team (that’s in 1st to lend credence and say hoo-ha), I’ve owned Marwin for about two weeks. He’s got great eligibility and counting stats are falling off the wagon in the bushel-load in Minny.

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Heard a few people either asking to bench Bieber for this start or just saying they were going to.  My thoughts:  Good pitching beats good hitting; you have to trust your top guys.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .306.  Member way back, like, two weeks ago when I was comparing Lindor to Jo-Ram and pointing out how Lindor was nearly as valuable in three less weeks of games?  At this point, Mitch Garver’s been as valuable as Jo-Ram and he missed a month, and is Mitch Garver!

Corbin Martin – Sent to the minors.  The glory of going after rookie pitchers.  Keep that in mind after each respectable start by Plesac or whoever. Framber Valdez will take his spot and he’s no framby-pamby starter like these rookies.  I like Framber in all leagues, but he might need to be stretched out, and don’t fully trust him for his 1st start even if against the O’s.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd uh-oh, Chirinos in as many games.  He usually always hits one after another, though my autocorrect wanted me to write “he alway shits one after another” so I’d keep that in mind too.

Braden Bishop – 0-for-2, hitting .083, as he hit leadoff, because MLB managers hate us.  Mallex made us!  On my feet are orthopedics!  *DMX roar*

Dellin Betances – Will face live hitters today.  “Bunch of alive-ists!”  That’s an angry zombie.

Clint Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  When addressing reporters after the game, Clint Frazier respectfully asked his cleats to speak for both of them.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .224.  On the reals, Hicks and Frazier are going to be losing playing time and/or cushiony lineup placement once Aaron Judge returns, and he sounds…*puts ear to ground*…pretty close.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.54.  He only gave up one solo home run to Yoan Moncada (1-for-3, 2 runs, 11th homer), so I’m going to say his FIP was great for this start. You don’t have a FIP category in your league?  Well, maybe you should start playing in those Netanyahu leagues.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer as he replaced an injured Brian Dozier. Why wouldn’t Kendrick just start every day over Dozier? Seriously. Kendrick’s been their best bat behind Anthony Rendon (2-for-4, 5 RBIs, 11th homer, hitting .335).  Yo, MLB managers are dumb.

Austin Riley – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .324.  O O O Riley!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .253.  I told you he didn’t retire, haters!  Or did he and then un-retire?

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .310.  Freeman is such a great hitter and so aware of his ability that I bet if you were to ask him what his power ability is, he’d say something like, “I’m a 27-32 homer hitter, but 35-40 homers with these Superballs.”

Max Fried – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.68.  Trying to be mindful of Pride Month, but you’re pushing my buttons, Regression Fairies.

Pedro Severino – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th, 7th and 8th homers.  Good for him, but seriously how rotten to the nuclear core is the Orioles’ brain to call up Chance Sisco to sit him? He’s the backup to Pedro Effin’ Severino? Is this serious? What on earth would ever possess them to call up Sisco to sit?  This is legitimately nuts, and I don’t care Severino had a good game.  Four at-bats for Sisco is more important than the O’s even winning!  I’m 100% being serious!

Dwight Smith Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 11th homer.  And while we’re at it, they called up D.J. Stewart to bench him!

Keon Broxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (2).  Sorry!  Last point. They’re playing Broxton in the outfield so don’t tell me Stewart has no room!

Drew Smyly – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.93.  Whew, I dodged that bullet.  Streamonator was smoking some whacky two-start-backie with Smyly this week, so I bid on him in FAAB and won him (because who else in their right mind would bid on him), but benched him at the last minute second-guessing the machine.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .302.  Yes, The Seoul Train is ownable.  However, once he gets to around 17 homers, I will once again put his over/under at 22 and he will never get there.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .225.  Literally exactly adverbially what I said for Daniel Murphy applies to Carpenter too.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.38. Don’t want to pee in people’s cereal, but Castillo will eventually be a 3.25-3.50 ERA pitcher, and not where he currently resides. You just can’t have a near-4.5 BB/9 and be a 2.50 ERA guy.  Or at least it’s very hard.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.35.  Right now, Ryu would be my best bet for the lowest ERA in baseball at the end of the year.  Not saying he’ll be the best starter, because he doesn’t have the Ks, but lowest ERA.  Definite lead for NL Cy Young since Dodgers will provide run support too.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.83. As I said after his last start (or maybe time before), Montas is pitching well.  Not this well, but not entirely flukey either.  He’s gone from “WHO NOW?” to a legit fantasy number three.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .239.  The unicorn has woken!  Which is different than a woke unicorn, which is an animal found in Brooklyn coffeehouses.  Not sure if this is the spark(le) the unicorn needed, but it’s at least a step in the right direction.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.88. I’m hopeless to stop myself from buying back in on Ed-Rod, aren’t I?  Inner Monologue, “Muahahahahahaha…”

Cheslor Cuthbert – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and that’s two homers since his call-up only four games ago.  He’s a Cuth above the rest in a Quad-A type way, but you never know where a hot schmotato might come from, so I could see the pick up.

Garrett Cooper – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 17th homer in the last week.  Leave your password in the comments and I’ll pick up Cooper for you. If your password is Greyisafool27, you don’t need the numbers because no one would ever guess that because it’s a falsehood!

Brian Anderson – 1-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The Marlins scored 16 runs in Milwaukee.  *starts writing on glass like A Beautiful Mind*  Yelich went to Milwaukee and became Babe Ruth…Oh my God, Brian Anderson would hit 70 homers in Milwaukee!

Pablo Lopez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.52.  Pabs jumped in a row boat, pointed to his Uber rower and yelled, “Take me to the W on the Ivictory Coast!”

Jeff McNeil – 1-for-5 as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If the Cleveland Indians name is offensive, they should change their name to the Ohio Indians.”

Noah Syndergaard – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  For some reason people think I hate the Mets even though I watch them more than perhaps any other team, but, with that said, Syndergaard does not look right.  He hasn’t all year. I don’t care what the peripherals say about his velocity.  When a guy like him can’t strike out 10+ Giants, there’s an issue.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer.  His home runs are so gorgeous I have dreams of a scenario where I’m role-playing with Cougs like in the movie Indecent Proposal and Pete Alonso offers us a Bed, Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon and I hand my wife over to him.  Only if I can watch!  What’s wrong with me?

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Why did he homer, you ask with your soft, doe eyes blinking gently.  I’ll tell ya.  Because yesterday people were asking to drop him.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  One game sample, but Bumgarner looked way better than Syndergaard against a much tougher lineup.

Blake Snell – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.68.  *under a classroom desk in the 1950’s* Tell me when it’s okay to come out, and the pitchpocalypse has passed.

Willy Adames – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer. Been getting some questions about Adames recently, so I looked at his player page, and he’s done literally BLEH. Maybe this is the start of something to cyclops, but I don’t see a ton yet.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .300.  Because you like cold, hard facts, on our Player Rater, Avisail’s been about the 25th best outfielder.

Ryan Carpenter – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (0 walks), 3 Ks, ERA at 6.23, but has three straight decent starts.  Streamonator isn’t feeling his next start, though, and I’m with that, Robo-sabe.

Niko Goodrum – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th steal, hitting near-.450 in the last week, and at leadoff.  Am I drunk? Yes, on schmotatoes!  Schmotato vodka leads to no hangovers. Fact!

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Before the game, Miggy said he should have surgery but he will try to play through it.  He continued on, “Getting old sucks…Did someone say something?  Oh, that was me talking.”

Josh Harrison – Out 6-8 weeks with hamstring surgery.  What a pal to have surgery for Miggy.

  1. tigersharkz says:
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    Corbin Martin had a 4.26 BB/9 in AAA. Not sure why everybody expected his command to actually *improve* in the majors. Plesac, though…I have stashed and will be watching his start at NYY like a hawk. Wrt your comment on Luis Castillo, I would agree, but Castillo has better BB/9 but with worse results in his past 2 seasons, so his current poor BB/9 may just be an adjustment to a different (more successful) approach that he is taking for this season. Just a thought. (and I don’t even own him, so I hope you’re right LOL!)

    • To be fair with Martin, his BB rate last season was 6.9%, which is easily the most starts at any level.

      Side note/promo: Donkey Teeth and I covered Martin already and will be covering Plesac this week on the other Razzball podcast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  2. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    The wife and I went to baby education class last night (ETA July 22). First of Four she signed us up for OMG. During the “what to expect when your baby first poops segment,” I discreetly monitored my Snell’s progress in a downward spiral as each slide got worse to look at.

    16 team H2H DYNASTY Keeper LEAGUE. SP schedules changed a bit. Which 4 am I starting this week?

    [email protected]?
    Luchessi vs Wash?
    C.Smith @MIL? (hey would you look at that 15 run support for Pablo, bless their hearts)
    Flaherty @CHC?
    Arrieta @ SD?
    Lester vs STL?

    (Snell @ BOS last day of week. Already two gone with a max of 7 SP per week)

    Thankyou!

    P. S. Thursday’s class will entail breast pump safety for mom, dad and the public :()

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      We had our first May 9. Those first few poops are like black peanut butter – totally sci-fi – in fact the entire birth process is more tripped out than anything I’ve experienced.
      Also realize now that preparing for fatherhood has been detrimental to my Razzball commenting – what up @Grey?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        My league commish will not let me take Paternity leave, unbelievable LOL

    • Donkey Teeth

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      First four for me

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thankyou DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, congrats! On the baby, not Snell

      [email protected]?
      Luchessi vs Wash?
      Arrieta @ SD?
      Lester vs STL?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Your questionarks sum up my feeling for breast pump safety might.

        • Hebrew Hammer says:
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          Night.

          Why can’t you and DT confidently agree for my sake?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        I hate Arrieta. Face to wall, repeat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, sorry

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Wasn’t aware Maeda was on a 70 pitch 5innings limit.

            Would’ve been a shame getting a QS.

            Drink, gave to other wall and repeat

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • Treehorn says:
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      You named your baby Snell? Great name!

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Bless your heart

    • So Crates says:
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      The black sludge poops are fond memories outside of the 9 month poops I’m currently dealing with.

      My two pieces of advice:

      -When trying to make the baby smile, say “daddydaddydaddydaddy” rapidfire to get them to laugh. This is a fun way to connect with the baby as well as a good way to get the baby to say daddy before momma.

      -When the baby starts on solids, Pavlov them. I make the sound of a truck backing up when putting the spoon into his mouth. Now, when he is distracted by (well, everything) I just make that noise and he immediately turns to me with his mouth open.

      PS – the birthing process is a trip, know yourself. If you get queasy at the site of blood, or sports injuries, you probably want to stay above the horizon.
      If her water breaks, it’s not like the movies. Also, the first kid doesn’t really just shoot right out of there after the water breaks. You most likely have 12-20+ hours until the baby arrives. Tell her to take a shower, relax while you get ready to go to the hospital. If she is calm before she gets to triage, you win at doing your job.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Appreciate the info. My mother in law laughs while saying you don’t even what you’re in for.

        I told her, yes I do. Last season José Martinez went on paternity leave during a hot streak. I loss a key game that week. Jo MA and my team weren’t same ROS :)

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Magnificent report, like the butter on my toast. That makes sense, right?

    a. When I saw Russell available, I was like how can he be available. Then I read about the wife-battery charge and then I said, Yes I remember that. Do you think he will beat up my wife now that I dropped him?

    b. In a similar tone, I hope the bot doesn’t get angry with you for going against him in not starting Smyly. What will be your explanation if you get a random SMS from the bot? Just say you were weak and won’t let it happen again.

    c.I will definitely take your bet on Choo Choo going over 22. 5 over the internet $$ says Choo Choo will go over 22, matter of fact make it he’ll go over 25. Do you take my bet?

    d. You know how to tell if your pitching was bad on the night? Your fourth outfielder / roving infielder was your most effective pitcher!! Was referring to Hernan Perez’s 1 IP, with no hits, walks or runs allowed.

    e. Going on the IL was the best thing that could have happened to Harrison. They couldn’t release him now on humanitarian grounds, it would look stupid. He has been one awful player since moving to Detroit. I bet he wishes he was still in Pitt shagging flies.

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 5

    Continuing from Who Done it? (1942)

    Customer: What happened to my strawberry sundae?

    Mervin Q. Milgrim (Costello): What’s today?

    Customer: Friday.

    Mervin Q. Milgrim (Costello): You’ve got two more days to wait.

    Lou, stating the obvious. It’s what we love about him.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      more time wasted watching these skits!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. new phone, who dis

      C. Yup!

      D. Haha

      F. Awesome

  4. Spider Monkey says:
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    Cut Castellanos or M Olsen (or both) for Bruce and/or Lil Cesar?

    • c says:
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      has Olson been that bad?

      • Spider Monkeys says:
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        he’s hitting .200…gives the occasional hr and occasional bb…no monster games..ho hum really

        • I can see letting go of Olson if it’s a 10 or maybe 12 team league, but I’d likely project both Casty and Olson to have better ROS numbers.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Can try Bruce over Olson if its shallow, maybe he goes on one of his hot streaks here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast for Bruce

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Luke Voit feels left out of your Indecent Proposal fantasy — thought he’s paired with Alonso, always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True! haha

  6. aardvark says:
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    Drop Paddack for Lucchesi ?

    • Naw

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      there has to be someone worse than Paddack on your team

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think the Paddack honeymoon period is over, plus the innings limit. If there’s nobody else to drop, I’m good with that swap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Slappy

  7. Clay says:
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    D. Fletcher or T. Shaw as your MI for the next month?

    • I’d take the shot on Shaw unless you need a few SBs.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Fletcher for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Mike says:
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    Wild you drop darvish for fried? I’m also assuming your bench darvish on the road at the Rockies today?

    • Yes and yes.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold Darvish over Fried. They’re actually in Chicago tonight so I’d start him.

    • Grey

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      Fried over Darvish, but agree with DT

  9. Leon says:
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    Albies for glasnow? Worth taking a chance? 7×7 18 man keeper.

    • Depends how many teams, your place in the standings, and what your replacement options are, but I think I’d take the chance on Glasnow.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d take Glasnow in a keeper.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s fair, depends on the rest of the team for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  10. Dave D says:
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    Friends don’t let friends start Drew Smyly. Well, at least he only walked two. Still not as bad as Gausman last week who killed me in the only place I own him.

    My Razz DC team showed signs of life yesterday led by Garrett Cooper and Adames. Hopefully a sign if things to come. Cooper has been a godsend filling in where I own him (x4). Who needs Upton back, right?

    • Grey

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      I’m tied for 13th! (Last I checked)

      • Dave D says:
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        Congrats on the rise. You are first overall for week 11 so far as well!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but my team is DOA with Stanton and no strong #2 SP

          I will continue to manage it and look at it every day tho

  11. Chud says:
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    I’ve been sitting on Scooter Gennett in my dynasty but do I trade him for Avisail Garcia?

    Thanks?

    • It’s a fair deal. If you need production now, I’d be fine taking Avi.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d prefer Scooter if you can wait a little longer but agree it’s fair

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

  12. NickNice says:
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    Is it time to let go of albies ?

    • I don’t think so. Guess it depends what your other options are, but no, I’m not dropping Ozzie.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      For who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Quick Draw McGraw says:
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    For OBP, which three of McNeil, Goodrum, Cooper, Marwin, Laureano, Kingery ? Disregard positions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Marwin, Goodrum

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      Kingery, Marwin and depending on needs pick one

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        totally missed the OBP … disregard … unless i got lucky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, awesome! Good to see you, Featherbottom!

  14. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)
    Great and fun write up as usual.

    I have interest in buying low on slumping studs at this point. What do you think about Carrasco? K/BB is great, xFIP is top 10 among the qualified pitchers. Only concern is that he has allowed too many homers. He’s in Pineda-area? My Segura for his Carrasco… Who wins?

    Thanks :)

    • I like that gamble, I’d take Carrasco over Segura. Segura’s not running much, so, it’s basically just avg and runs at this point. Phillies in general don’t run much, 3rd fewest SB attempts in the league.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Mojo,

      Carrasco for me.

      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with others

      • Mojoman says:
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        Thank you very much, B Don, DT, and Grey :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Crazy J says:
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            Carrasco is a NO with medical issues announced today.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Avoid Carrasco

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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS 3 OF Redraft

    I currently roster Yelich, Brantley, Puig, Domingo, and K. Marte with OF eligibility. I only have one bench bat and have been rotating Domingo and Puig in and out of my lineup. Your thoughts on dropping either of those two in favor of Fletcher who has multi position eligibility to add flexibility to my bats when needed. Fletcher was in your most recent Buy column and his season long wOBA and wRC+ are much better than the other two.

    Thanks

    • I’d just hold Domingo and Puig.

      • Fletcher getting a little lucky, but makes a ton of contact, just not hard contact. 324th in barrel rate at 1%, 21.6% hard hit is 323rd, and 84.7 mph avg exit velo is 309th. I like Flether more for points league than a roto.

        • Saint says:
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          Thanks B-Don

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Domingo is pretty cold, can try Fletcher over him if it’s a short term move.

      • Saint says:
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        Thanks DT. I’m just trying to leave Yelich , Brantley, and Puig as my everyday starters and have Fletcher as a plug and play option when other bats are off for the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BD

  16. dingo37 says:
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    Anyone starting Nelson vs Mia tonight?

    • Mojoman says:
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      I guess he wouldn’t go deep in the game and Marlins are hitting well recently. I’d rather sit him and watch what happens.

      • Likely a sit and wait to see what happens for me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Better to play if safe and sit him…unless its H2H, then have at it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tough loss of Cutch…

    Dealing with a catcher crunch in 2-C leagues. I’ve got Garver and Tony “Grey Albright” Wolters starring currently, with Austin Barnes back soon from the IL.

    Drop Barnes when he’s back? Wolters has no power, but he seems to be playing a good deal and has great AVG (which can get me a few roto points) and counting stats…

    (Pedro Sev is on the wire too)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Keep Wolters while he’s hitting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

      Agree with DT

      I like Wolters’s nickname!

      • Coriell says:
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        Why do 2 catcher leagues even exist?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure

  18. Batman says:
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    Do we still believe in Jose Ramirez?

    Trade my Matt Chapman and 2nd round pick next year for him? Matt Chapman and Jose Ramirez are both round 22 keepers.

    • Great deal to speculate on JoRam. I’ll keep saying it, but I believe he’s taken his launch angle too far. If he adjusts his swing back to first half 2018 or 2017, I think he’ll get going again.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take JoRam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  19. Bobso says:
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    I own

    Chavis
    Sano
    Franmil

    Would you pick up any of these over the above?

    Kingery
    Cooper
    Shaw

    • Cram It says:
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      Kingery over Chavis

    • I like the group you already own.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Kingery and Cooper over Chavis and Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***Bulk Alert***

    Felix Pena to get the bulk tonight for the Angels, and while not 100% confirmed, it seems likely that Mengden will get bulk for the A’s. An Opener deal! Be still my heart.

    • knucks says:
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      I’m seeing Pena listed as the starter though, you sure about this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      You right brother, I see the info now. Just was being lied to by ESPN, unsurprisingly

  21. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the Greyt write up!

    16 points H2H points league… redraft

    for a bench spot – Willie Calhoun, Kingery or Laureano?

    Thanks again

    • Kingery for now.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  22. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the Greyt write up!

    16 points H2H points league… redraft

    for a bench spot – Willie Calhoun, Kingery or Laureano?

    Thanks again

    • Cram It says:
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      Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Agree with Cram

  23. BAC says:
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    12 team 5×5 obp.

    Have trea and mallex for steals. About 15 behind then leader in the category.

    So…cavan biggio or Garrett Cooper?

    • Rather take the upside on Cavan.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • BAC says:
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        Thank you

  24. Curious George says:
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    Thoughts on jimmy Nelson tonight? ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A little risky tonight. First start back, at home, vs an apparently hot Marlins team. I’d call him a top 60ish SP right now with a lot of upside if he’s right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. edietrich1962 says:
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    What is wrong in this world??

    Starting pitching is taking a beating (Had Fried and Paddack yesterday) and hitters not hitting well (Machado and Segura come to mind).

    Does one just wait for Fried and Paddack to stabilize and turn it around??

    Thanks

    • edietrich1962 says:
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      For crying out loud, even SON is getting many things wrong (Paddack, Fried, Snell)????

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who are your other options?

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        Not really alot of good options on the waiver wire in my league.

        Might have to explore some pitching via trade.

        Guess my real question is do you see mini slump of Paddack and Fried as reason for concern or is it just that (a mini slump) and they will turn it around and right the ship.

        Thanks.

        • knucks says:
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          Both with a bit of a rough patch, as G speaks to. Likely not going to find that kind of upside on your wire. And would have to be giving up some nice bats to get better SPs then them. So do that if you have that luxury and package one or both with a bat if its something you can do Of course, make sure you check in with the Trade Analyzer and Grey before you pull the trig. Good luck sir!

        • Cram It says:
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          I’d be more concerned about Fried. Wasn’t that high on him anyway. Paddack isn’t going that deep into the season. But what do you want to do about it if there’s more regression to come?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding for now

  26. Stream Weaver says:
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    Jimmy Nelson or Framber Valdez? Thanks

    • Nelson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with B_Don

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BD

  27. Mr Baseball says:
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    which side do you want via trade – Wilson Contreras or Marcell Ozuna

    • Ozuna

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with B_Don

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BD

  28. Lucky Dog says:
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    Look man, it’s time we had a talk. Riley is going to mash – I think we agree. As such, he will be making frequent appearances in your “what I saw today” schtick.

    And the O’Riely auto parts song is just….evil.

    It’s 05:15 AM PT. Some of us are trying to ease into the morning with a nice cup of coffee, catching up on our baseball news. And that’s just way too early for you to be waking up my ear worms with that god forsaken %#!¥?!#% song. Might as well do the Kars for Kids one. Gah!

    Ok, good talk. Also Riley is my 2019 man crush & I want to have his baby.

    Ps – sorry not sorry about Snell. I had Fried going & my opponent Snell. When Fried coughed up 5 runs (all of them with 2 outs, two innings in a row, by the way) he started texting me, talking trash. Then Miggy hit the salami & my phone went very quiet. Ahhhhhh, sweet sweet karma.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA — sorry!

      • Real talk. bro. Can’t be puttin that juju on us like that.

        Hey; would you be brave enough to start Jimmy Nelson out of the gate? I feel like Miami might have used up their month’s worth of run scoring production yesterday, and the Brewers must think he’s ready after his minors stint….

        Also any thoughts on Framber Valdez? Moving into the HOU rotation & his peripherals look pretty solid. Good run support, obv.

        Ps – it would also have 3 o’s and then an O-Reily, so the timing’s all wrong and gah it just won’t leave my brain!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not brave enough for Nelson, I’m chicken

          I like Framber a lot, but no faith he can go 5+ IP in his 1st start

          • Turd Wendell says:
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            Those Kars for Kids are like getting kicked in the brazole with a steel tipped boot. What poor unfortunate kid needs a boat btw

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              Seriously – when it comes on the radio I wanna crash my car into a school just to make it stop. The O’Reily jingle is a close second.

              That said, I donated my old van to KFK when it broke down. Instead of paying to have it towed to a junk yard they came & picked it up, and I got a $300 tax break. Still not worth it to have to hear the jingle.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  29. bigbear says:
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    O’s were up 12-5 heading into the bottom of the 9th. A few scrubs gave up a few runs and Givens was called on for the last two outs (both Ks) for the save. Guess he’s the guy again… until he’s not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or he was the only one left by that point

  30. Yes says:
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    …AUTO PARTS!

    Now bring up town fair tires and heads will start to roll

    • knucks says:
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      NO

      You beat me to this comment!

      Grey you can ignore my comment below and just continue answering catcher questions instead ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  31. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS

    Drop one:
    BReynolds, LGurriel, Biggio, Cooper, La stella

    • Cram It says:
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      Biggio

      • Gurriel. I know he’s been hitting well since he’s come back, but lacks the upside for a 12 teamer imo.

        • Cram It says:
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          I could see that if the spot is a bench bat.

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            Not a bench bat. I have a ton of pitchers right now (recently added and stashed Lynn, Pivetta, Gibson) and also KTucker on my bench.

            • Cram It says:
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              I’m starting Gurriel over Biggio.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  32. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hope the Phil’s don’t ruin Haseley calling him up too early he does’nt look ready. I would rather see kingery on the field every day even if it is in center. Franco will come out of hot again he has always been inconsistent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Seems pretty ready to me, why do you say that?

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        If they are only going platoon him I think he we be better of getting at bats in the minors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True, but maybe they don’t platoon him? I don’t know

  33. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Cooper worth the add over Joc in an 11 tm roto keeper?

    Pitcherpocalypse indeed – Snell and Fried cooked some ratios last night but Ryu brought them back some as he’s done all season.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. Coin flip though, they’re both pretty hot.

    • I’d probably roll with Joc while he’s mashing right now. Cooper has a chance at every day ABs and I’m not sure the Dodgers ever give Joc those ABs, but Joc may be able to produce similar numbers in less appearances other than maybe Rs.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Same question but for Segura – I have Mondessi at SS and Segura has been my utility bat but he’s been yawnstipating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Joc

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Hehe.

        Would you add Cooper over Segura, then? Same league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Segura

  34. Joe says:
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    Grey! Which side do you like more- -12 team dynasty league 7×7

    Team a: Chris Paddack, Nick pivetta, Kyle tucker

    Team b: Andrew Benintendi, Frankie Montas, Tyler Skaggs

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Benintendi side for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Jj says:
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    Laureano Slam and Legs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he? I missed that, my b

  36. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I’m thinking of benching Carrasco today vs. MIN…. Do you think that would be wise?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Cram It says:
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    Having owned ERod all year, I tossed him after the Toronto game, but picked him up for this game on a hunch. And I’m holding again. God help us all.

    I did not bench Domingod yesterday. 1/3 is….not awful.

    I’m not seeing any movement on Noah’s pitches. Fastballs look flat, and off-speed stuff has no bite. But yes, something is not right with him.

    I f*cking love Alonso and his beefy HRs. He just hits them in a different way. He has retard strength. (Can I say that? Can 10th grade me say that?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saw your trade of Noah… Gutsy move for you, but it could pay off… I haven’t liked what I’ve seen from Noah at all…

      • Cram It says:
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        Dude, I’ve been having a half a mind to drop him. He’s so hittable right now. Looking at him from a numbers angle instead of a name. I like risks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed… Joe Panik’s 1st inning AB was what is wrong with him all year… Not putting away someone and giving up a dinker

          • Cram It says:
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            He literally leads the league in hits allowed. He walked Bumgarner. *shrug*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I know, I’ve watched so much of him this year… He’s overpowered one team, the Reds

  38. Alex says:
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    Who to stash at SP? Lamet or Manaea?

    • Cram It says:
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      Lamet? Neither of these guys are going to help you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  39. bigbear says:
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    FTJ had a steal in a rehab last night. The hammy is healthy, so get him back in SD!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Taking forever for him to return

  40. krazyivan says:
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    Best duo for keeper league:

    Betts and Buehler
    Or
    Story and Scherzer?
    And for extra credit, is it really close or is there a clear pair in your mind?
    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Betts. It’s not that close because it’s a keeper league and Scherzer has 10 years on Buehler.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Betts, close depending on the keeper rules

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  41. Cable says:
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    H/H points redraft….looking to add 1 or 2 SPers…..
    Jimmy Nelson, A Reyes…F Valdez

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nelson, Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. The Other JC says:
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    1. Would you drop Chavis for Shaw?
    2. Would you trade Albies for Murphy?
    3. If yes to these two questions, which do you prefer?
    4. Have Strop, Robles, Kelley and Neris. One has to go. Please advise.
    5. Would you trade Chavis for Caesar?
    6. Would you like to stop at 5 questions?

    Thank you

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1/2/3. Nah
      4. Toss up, Robles
      5. I’d try Cesar leading off now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, except 2. Yes, I’d take Murphy

  43. G says:
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    Best add for end of week stream if necessary?

    Sabathia @ Cleavland (vs Plesac)
    Plesac vs Yanks (against CC)
    Pablo Lopez home against Atlanta

    Leaning Lopez since hes played so well at home but Atlanta worries me.

    • Cram It says:
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      And the Yanks don’t? I’d go Lopez.

      • G says:
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        Very true. Thanks guys

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  44. normgi says:
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    Please rate for rest of season: Paddock; Strahm; Lucchesi (I assume Lucchesi only one w/o major innings limitation).

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lucchesi, Paddack, Strahm for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. Sean says:
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    Can you rate the top 2 out of Albies, Domingo, Shaw, and Cooper?

    • Sean says:
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      Add kepler to that list.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Albies, Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Domingo

  46. NJ says:
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    Morn’in! Any thoughts on trading Bumgarner for Stanton? I have been given the offer.

    • Cram It says:
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      Stanton

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  47. Blaster says:
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    Mike Foltynewicz or Dallas Kuechel?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Folty for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Agree with DT

  48. Tavern says:
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    Kingery over M. Franco in a points league for ROS? Kingery only one game away from having 3B eligibility and seems to be on a tear. Thanks in advance!

    • Cram It says:
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      Absolutely.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  49. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Is Fried more than a Streamer in 12-team H2H?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Snell, Paddack, Fried, Stras. Score another one for the bats. And balls. Manfred: “Hey, Ketel, try to keep it under 450 mmmkay – I’m tryin’ to run a league here…”

    Hope I was able to talk you off the ledge in regards to Smyly. Sounds like Rudy was pot committed though.

    • yeah. that sucked. i was committed for Tout (have to start all FAAB pickups first week) but didn’t bail on it for NFBC. oh well.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Streaming has been tough this year. Got killed by Freddy Peralta and a couple of other guys early on, and had to use MRs like Pressly and Buttrey to stabilize my ratios. It’s been hard to trust the fringey guys. Putting some crooked numbers up on the board.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bailed

  51. Brill says:
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    One gotta go

    Pivetta
    Eickhoff
    Nelson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eickhoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. Christian says:
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    Is Segura droppable at this point or with Cutch leaving does this open things up at the #1 hole.

    • Cram It says:
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      Drop for who? I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  53. Whatever says:
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    Big trade on the table in ten team mixed, redraft, standard cats:

    My Yelich for His Freeman/Kershaw

    I have a +7 lead on steals and my pitching needs stability. I know Yelich is the best player in the deal of course but is the upgrade of kershaw in my rotation with Freeman worth it?

    I would then drop a SP (Fried) for an elite MR to help with my ERA/WHIP.

    Here is my team currently:

    Hitters:
    Alfaro,Goldy,Albies,Mondesi,Bryant,Baez,Tapia,Yelich,Pence,Piscotty,Dom Santana,Encarnacion,Eduardo Escobar,Semien,Cron,Tatis,Conforto,H Dozier

    SP: Corbin,Marquez,Flaherty,Boyd,Woodruff,Caleb Smith,Fried
    RP: Neris,R.Iglesias,Treinen,Cishek,Luke Jackson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold or look for an arm coming back more reliable than Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  54. knucks says:
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    …Auto Parts *music note emoji*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  55. HamPorter says:
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    In a 10 team AL only dynasty with 5×5 roto. Do you like Framber more than Duffy?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Meh, toss up…Framber

      • HamPorter says:
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        Thanks for the help! that’s what I was thinking, Framber has a better chance at wins and Duffy could be traded

        • Green monstahh says:
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          Happy hump day grey!!

          H2h points weekly, I lost mccutchen who was a bench bat anyways, dropping him thoughts on adding jay Bruce (1b/OF)? He’s got to see an increase in playing time now right?

          Also hold or drop Hunter Renfroe to add one of Alex Gordon, or Byron Buxton? For ROS

          Thanks as always!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure, add Bruce…. Hunter for Bux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  56. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Grey, My team is in a death spiral. Griffin Canning gave me high highs and low lows last night. like you said earlier, Im just going to trust my top arms from now on unless streamonator has egregious numbers up there.

    Like I said, death spiral. started 5-0 , now on ym way to possibly my 5 loss in a row. In a points league where the strikeouts kill me, I am looking at Domingo Santana and M Sano- any of these guys worth dropping for Garrett Cooper. I am just sad that perhaps Domingo Sunday season start was truly a schmotato start.

    Any way hope the razzball community is doing well yall

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper over Domingo for me

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        How about chavis over Domingo?

        better yet rank Chavis,Domingo , sano, cooper- strikeouts kill me. cooper is showing some on base skills. Chavis strikeouts a bit too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya…

      Cooper, Domingo for me

  57. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Grey – are you adding Ramon Laureano for Tapia, Profar, or Kingery? 14 team 5×5 roto

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over Profar for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  58. prey879 says:
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    Would you drop any of Eloy, Domingo Santana, or Franmil for Cooper in a 10 tm 6×6 OPS league?

    Also, is Kimbrel even worth a stash at this point? Picked him up last week but if he doesn’t sign soon and needs a few weeks to get back, is there any point?

    • prey879 says:
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      Follow Up – I can pick up Neris, Buttery, Taylor Rogers, pedro strop if i drop Kimbrel. Who do you like in a SV+H league.

      Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper over Domingo for me.

      Can lose Kimbrel for Neris in that league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt Write Up!

    THoughts on Skaggs starting in Oakland tomorrow? Roto stream? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Decent stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  60. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft…….

    which side ?

    G Cole/Jimmy Nelson/A Reyes

    T Bauer/Lucchessi/Canning

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cole side but pretty much a toss up for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! 12 team weekly roto, keep 7 forever at $3 inflation. I’m looking to repeat this year + am jockeying in 1st with another team. A rebuilding team offered me:

    His nonkeeper Yelich and Yandy Diaz for
    My Matt Chapman (only $7 next year) and Domingod Santana ($4 next year).

    Might be able to get more pieces (like Marte if I’m lucky or more likely a meh closer like Robles or spec like Leclerc), but the 2:2 above is the current deal. If relevant, I’m top 3rd in homers rbi average and steals, but it’s very close between first and fifth.

    Take the Yelich side and run?

    Current potential keepers (2020 values – chapman is my cheapest legit keeper):

    Story $16
    JDM $19
    Acuna $29
    Betts $37
    Rhys $24
    Chapman $7
    Voit $15
    Villar $8
    D. Santana $4
    D. German $3
    Ryu (if proves he can be healthy) $6
    The great veteran fantasy top pick Tommy La Stella ($4 – jk of course!)

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Yelich, no-brainer if you want to win this year.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take the Yelich side and run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  62. Jaca says:
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    Mornin DT/Grey, I hope all is well

    Grey–you have literally been writing about Cooper for days, and boom 4-5 game. how does he do it ppl, dropped our dear Keston for him last night so i need another 4-5 game today

    anyway

    For a yahoo 12 team redraft roto 5×5(avg):

    1). So someone in my league I guess thought a broken finger was season ending and dropped Moistasskiss, and he comes off waivers tomorrow, who should I drop for him?

    my team:
    C. ALfaro (the goat)
    1B. Voit
    2B. Baez
    3B. Riley
    SS. Mondesi
    OF. Eddie Roastballios
    OF. Davis Love the III Dahl
    OF Franny (who was being Franny hella last night…nice pick me up from Paddacks poopfest )
    UT. Senzel
    UT. Cooper (goat 2.0)
    B. Villar
    B. Tatis, Jr.
    B. Gregorious

    Marquez, Bieber, Wheeler, Paddack, Lucchesi,
    Yates, Hand, Hader, Iglesias, Smith,
    (IL) Clev-daddy, (IL), Glasnow (IL)

    1a). if its dropping a pitcher or Didi, who is the second bat you would drop (am wants Greggy). Im kinda over Senzel (is that becuase I own Riley who makes all other call-ups boring?) and im also kinda over Villar (is that cus i lead my league in SB’s by 25?)

    Either way, need moose bombs, and someone else will need to get dropped once Clevinger returns anyway so im in a bind

    I was thinking drop Cooper for Moose and then when Clevinger comes back just drop the weakest bat at that time, which i feel could be Senzel or Villar..however Cooper is scorching

    thoughts?

    Thanks homies

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Didi for Moose. Cooper if you have to keep Didi for some reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Agree with DT

  63. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Thoughts on Domingo Santana? Should I hold or sell for what I can get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell

  64. Blergball says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 OPS league. Riley for Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  65. Alex says:
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    Bench bat question in a 12 team, 6×6. Add Kingery over C. Walker? Moves are becoming limited, but I’m enticed by upside and multi position eligibility in Kingery.

    • Alex says:
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      Or just keep this spot for hot hands like Cooper?

    • Cram It says:
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      Everyone likes Kingery.

      Moves can’t be that limited if you’re considering leaving it open for hot hands…

      • Alex says:
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        You’re right. Thanks, Cram. Not that limited, but I’ve been in playoff rounds with $0 left to bid and that’s the path I’m avoiding this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  66. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    I recently traded for Carrasco – is he a bench until he figures things out? Or still a must start?

    You starting Jimmy Nelson v. Mia or taking wait and see approach?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Carrasco

      Wait and see on Nelson

  67. rhodyballer says:
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    Kendrick, K. Calhoun, Kingery or Cooper over G. Polanco or Cl. Frazier for my UTIL spot?

    12-team roto. Need all batting cats.

    Thx!

    • Cram It says:
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      Kingery over Polanco.

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Tapia still out there, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  68. Weslo says:
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    Tim Anderson or Jean segura ROS?

    • Lenny says:
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      Rudy’s ROS hitter projections say Segura by a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s a toss up, but I’d lean Segura

  69. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up! Murphy is just sitting on my leagues waivers but my IF is loaded with Trea, Baez and Moncada. are you dropping Moncada for Murphy? I know Moncada is a sell and regress candidate but he seems to have one or two games / week that compel me to hold and I have Abreu so it’s convenient to switch to White Sox games on my MLB package for their part of the order!

    Are you done with Alvarado? I have him in my holds league and really would hate to drop, his stuff looked so good early. Any clue what’s going on with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Done with Alvarado

      Not dropping Moncada

  70. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is Blake Parker droppable? He hasn’t done anything in weeks it seems. Workman and Taylor Rogers are available.

    • Cram It says:
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      Go Rogers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  71. Charlie Chapman says:
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    Thoughts on ROS rank for these dudes, OPS league? Can roster 2

    Cast, Renfroe, Kingery, Bruce, Cooper, Pence, Franmil, Avi Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Franmil

  72. sopadopa666 says:
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    14 team 5×5. Kiermier or Cooper ROS? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  73. Lenny says:
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    Aaron Nola or Jose Ramirez ROS?

    I’m equally average in hitting and pitching. Standard 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JoRam

  74. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Hump Day!

    My team is starting to look more like a MASH unit than a baseball team. I have 3 DL spots, but have the below players on the DL:

    Clevinger
    Taillon
    Gallo
    H. Dozier

    Also, I have 1x “NA” spot to stash minor leaguers. Currently have Y. Alvarez there, but with the demotion of Hiura am now wasting 2x bench spots on carrying an extra NA & DL guys.

    Currently my only bench bat who’s actually “playing” is Biggio… which leads me to my question(s):

    Would you drop Biggio/ Hiura/ Alvarez/ combo of the 3?

    I know I asked a similar Q yesterday, but figured i’d add in a little more detail here.

    Please & thank you for the insight.

    • Cram It says:
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      Drop Taillon so that frees up a DL spot to fill which in turn gives you an extra bench spot. Idk how many bench spots you want for active players.

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Cram,

        I typically only want 1-2 bench bats and the rest I typically use to stream pitchers.

        Has there been any update on when Taillon is expected to return?

        It sounds like Dozier should return when eligible next Monday (6/10), so think I can get by holding him on the bench w/o dropping Clevinger/ Gallo/Taillon unless Taillon is basically done for the year… then, of course, he’s droppable

        Also, Is Biggio still a “hold” in a 12-team redraft league?

        • Cram It says:
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          What Grey said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Taillon and Biggio if I needed room

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks again both Grey & Cram It

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Wtf brewers? says:
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    Is Hiura a hold in 10 team h2h cats?

    • Rn says:
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      No brother he is not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Rn

  76. Bunzo says:
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    Holding Fried and Paddack?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  77. Db says:
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    Starting Lynn vs Oakland in Texas? Or drop and try and chase whip and holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am not

  78. Will says:
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    It seems like the community is worried about Domingod as of late. Are you holding onto him? Here are some guys to consider over him.

    League 1

    Goodrum
    Cooper
    Kingery
    Shaw
    Renato
    Kendrick

    League 2

    Everyone from league 1
    Marwin
    Sano
    Nelly Cruz
    Ohtani
    Olson
    McNeil
    Shaw
    Didi
    Soler
    Avisail

    • Cram It says:
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      Kingery

      Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

      Cruz

  79. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Desperate for steals in my 14 teamer 5×5 roto. Who are you adding to help with that?

    – Mercado
    OR
    – Billy Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  80. Db says:
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    Could go for a better reliever… Think of anyone I can get by trading these guys?
    Encarnacion, Escobar, Murphy, moose ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand? Osuna? Why not start at top and work down?

  81. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey!

    No questions, really. Maybe I could ask how patient we are feeling with Brendan Rodgers? I dunno.

    Otherwise, just saying heyyyyyyyyyy.

    LurveYas!

    • Cram It says:
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      You should ask about Kingery. Everyone’s doing it! Why today? I don’t know!

      • Cram It says:
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        Dammit, I totally missed a “Scotty doesn’t know!” plug.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too patient on Rodgers in shallower leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heeeeeeey!

  82. Stream Weaver says:
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    Biggio or Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Shaw

  83. Perfect Game says:
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    Avasail or Dietrich in a standard roto (R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG). Avasail’s SB total I think is a career high so who knows if he continues to run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  84. Alps says:
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    I give Contreras and Albies for Luis Castillo
    Is it fair
    Or could I expect better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo, it’s fair

  85. MetsMisery says:
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    JoRam and Edwin Diaz or Austin Riley / Clint Frazier / Soroka? (14 team H2H league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  86. Wong says:
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    Spot starting Pivetta and Nelson this week. Eflin will be activated on Friday to face the Reds at home. Would you pick up Eflin over any of the two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  87. Db says:
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    Woodruff or paddack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack

  88. why says:
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    Moncada (can be kept for $11) for Stasburg (can be kept for $31)

    12 team OBP league. Also k/9 , Ws, and QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  89. Stumanji! says:
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    Please rank: C. Walker, Bruce, Kendrick, Cooper.

    TY, FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Bruce

  90. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 H2H w/ 6 keepers:

    LeMahieu starting at 2B

    Profar and Brendan Rodgers on the bench.

    Didi in the DL stash coming off.

    Kingery on the wire.

    What’s the move?

    • Daniel Leverton says:
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      P.S. Also have Domingo Santana on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar, B-Rod are 1st off team

      • DLev45 says:
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        So when Didi gets activated, you would drop Profar. Are you holding on LeMahieu, Rodgers, and Santana over WW flavors of the week like Shaw, Kingery, Bruce, Cooper, C. Walker, and B. Reynolds?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Profar is gone

          Cooper, Kingery over LeMahieu/Rodgers

  91. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

    1) my Muncy/Giolito/Luzardo for Trevor story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  92. rhodyballer says:
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    Roll out M. Perez in a weekly roto for his 2-starts next week vs SEA & vs KC?

    I’d have to drop A. Reyes. Or hold?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      I could also stream Pivetta vs CIN or Pablo Lopez at home vs ATL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez’s starts sound fine, but I’d hold Reyes for now to see what he does

  93. Chucky says:
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    Can we reasonably consider benching the likes of Trevor Story on the road? Home OPS, 1.104, tops in MLB v road .711, in the ARosario, Brandon Crawford neighborhood? FYI, Charlie Blackmon’s numbers are even more lopsided.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s overmanaging, but I guess depends on league size

  94. Mike says:
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    Keeper league trade proposal:

    Andujar for Mazara?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Do better or hold. Mazara is sooooooo meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Jeats

  95. Immaculate Inning says:
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    I love having Ryu in my rotation. All those QS and sparkling ratios. But, I’m wondering if he’s a sell high. Injury risk aside, he isn’t used to throwing many inning over his career and I have concerns he will just run out of gas or the Dodgers will manage his workload. Below is a cut/paste from Fangraphs (includes minor league stints/rehab). He’s already reached last years’ IP total. Sell high or hold until he’s worn out?

    2013 192
    2014 152
    2016 18
    2016 9.2
    2016 4.2
    2017 126.2
    2018 4.0
    2018 5.0
    2018 82
    2019 80

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re right to be concerned, him actually pitching is his big problem… My guess is the Dodgers limit him at some point by saying he’s injured when he’s not and IL’ing him for 2 or more random weeks

      • Immaculate Inning says:
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        So keep or try to package him and sell high and get someone like Bauer or deGrom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, deGrom if you can… Bauer sounds just ok

          • Immaculate Inning says:
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            DeGrom owner is on board. Not sure if there’s another starter better than DeGrom I could get in return for Ryu.

            The trade is I give him Mallex/Ryu for DeGrom. Other owner is SB poor and having ratio issues.

            I’m in first place in a very shallow 10-team standard roto league. For SP we use QS instead of wins.

            Here’s my lineup so you have better context on if the deal is a win for me. If I want to activate Clevinger when he comes off IL I will need to drop Mallex anyway.

            C Garver
            1B Bell
            2B Baez
            3B Rendon
            SS Story
            OF Yelich
            OF Acuna
            OF Hoskins
            UTIL Mondesi
            UTIL Rosario
            BENCH Mallex

            SP Cole
            SP Buehler
            SP Ryu
            SP Corbin
            SP Marquez
            SP Carrasco
            SP Clevinger (IL)

            So, on a scale of 1-10 how much do you like deGrom over Ryu/Mallex for my roster.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take deGrom, safer bet than Ryu — Mallex is whatever in a shallow league

              • Immaculate Inning says:
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                Thank you, Grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • Immaculate Inning says:
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                    So glad I moved Ryu for DeGrom. Carrasco out for a while with a blood condition. I’ll need the extra counting stats DeGrom will provide over Ryu now.

                    I hope it’s nothing serious and Carrasco will be health-wise.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

  96. Mike says:
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    Dwight Smith, Jacoby Jones, or Tapia for my last OF spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  97. Brett says:
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    In as QS league rather Fried or Canning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried

  98. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    ‘Sup Grey/DT/Cram

    Like Cram said, I’ve been splitting hairs this week debating scooping Avi, Seoul Train, and $54 T-bone due to Dozier and Gallo going down (plus I have Tatis on IL and have been stashing Scooter all season), Dejong 3 for his last 40, and Conforto having a slow return from concussion.

    Decided to say ef-it because I needed a big hitting boost and picked up all three and they went 5 for 14, 5/4/6 between the three of them so I just wanted to say thanks for the stellar advice! Keep up the great work as usual!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Thanks!

  99. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats – 6×5 – Standard+OPS

    Give: JoRam, Voit, Riley

    Get: Acuna, Moose

    Keep 3 players for one year. Moose would take over for JoRam at 2b (want off that ride). Acuna would be kept thru 2020 (along with 2 of Soto, JD & Story). Got Alonso at 1b with Chavis backing up. Losing Voit would allow me to slot Tatis at IF on a daily basis once he’s back. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  100. Thirdbase24 says:
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    Jay Bruce is available to grab off waivers tonight in my league, but I’d have to drop Gregorious or Mazara. League scoring is HR heavy. What do you think? Grab him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  101. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    You hacked into my account and picked up G.Cooper…so I benched him. Sonuvabench!

    I also benched Kingery….DOH!

    Thanks for the advice on Cooper…Chase Anderson….ehhh….not so much.

    Just kidding. Thanks for all you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh that was you? My bad!

      No problem

  102. Donald says:
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    Been trying to get K. Bryant. I was offered his K.Bryant & Jose Martinez (ST.L)for my Jose Ramirez & C.J. Cron. Fair trade for me? Thanks for all you guys do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  103. ashtray says:
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    In a 14 team OPS league…

    At C: Castro, Cisco, or Severino

    At 2B: Chavis, Biggio, or Urias (at callup, of course)

    At Util: Calhoun (when healthy), Christian Walker,G.Cooper, or Avisail

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

      Urias

      Cooper

  104. GeorgeHWBush says:
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    Fantasy baseball is stupid.

    The guy you bench always goes off. The player you overdraft and drop succeeds later for another team.

    I held on to Peraza like a fool until finally dropping him yesterday.

    So naturally he goes 2/3 1R 2RBI 1SB.

    This morning, like an even bigger fool, he is mine again.

    Fantasy baseball is stupid, so I am stupid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, damn

  105. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    Stanks as always for a great writeup! Just lost cutch…should i grab choo, pence, h dozier, joc, shohei for ros util?

    10 tm category 10×6 (r, 1b, 2b, 3b, hr, rbi, bb, k, sb, avg)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Choo

  106. Andre says:
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    Hey guys. In a 10 team league that uses OBP with 5 keepers that we keep forever with no draft pick penalty, who would you rather have? Fernando Tatis or Trea Turner? I’ve been offered Tatis and a throw in closer for Turner. My other keepers are Trout, Yelich, Acuna, Trea and a decision to make on the 5th spot with either Pete Alonso or Paddack. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

      • Andre says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. Verdugo or Reynolds
    Linger York Chavis

    • Kingery or Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

      Kingery or Chavis is close for me, but can try Kingery for s’s and g’s

  108. William Hung says:
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    Thinking of streaming Framber Valez v. Baltimore – my drop would be Fried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • William Hung says:
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        oooh i forgot I picked up Jimmy Nelson and rolling the dice on him today – i’d probably stream out of that spot if he shits the bed

        • William Hung says:
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          #shallowleagueproblems – Lester became available in my league – him over Fried or Nelson (if he sucks) right, or over Nelson regardless

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Over Nelson if he sucks

          • Cram It says:
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            Lester. But why worry in that shallow of a league? Stream

  109. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h? dynasty? league I was offered either Gary Sanchez or Austin Meadows straight up for Pete Alonso. Who would rather have and why??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  110. Blitz! says:
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    Drop 2 in league 1, Drop 1 in league 2

    League 1

    Chavis
    Sano
    Domingo
    Kingery
    Cooper

    League 2

    Eloy
    Cruz
    Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis, Sano

      Cruz

  111. omar says:
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    Gun to your head, Voit or Alonso ROS (OPS league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  112. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Ten Teamer Head to Head Categories pick a trade or hold…

    Option 1: Trea, Bryant, and Puig for Sale, Hendricks, and Machado

    Option 2: Trea, Riley, and Paddack for G. Cole, Ozuna, and Renfroe

    Option 3: Hold

    I have too many hitters in this league and would like an ace. My ace is currently Corbin, with my other starters being Soroka, Paddack, Bieber, Woodruff, and Price. This is a three OF and a UTIL league.

    C: Grandal
    1B: Rizzo, Bellinger
    2B: Mondesi
    3B: Vlad, Devers, Bryant, Riley
    SS: Story, Turner
    OF: Bellinger, Bryant, Benintendi, Riley, Puig, Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah

      2. Okay

  113. Jayrod says:
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    Are we concerned about Andrew Benintendi?

    I’m getting offered him for Kepler and Miley now.. I like Kepler a lot and Miley been very servicable. And almost feel Benintendi isn’t “upgrading” Kepler any more. (AL Only ROTO 8tm)

    I bet you like Benintendi, still, but his second half last year was miserable compared to his first half..I’ll regret this when he starts popping HRs soon.

    Thanks Gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Benintendi, it’s a slam dunk

      • Jayrod says:
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        Ok Lightning! That was too quick! Thanks for that, I’m currently trying to swindle JD Martinez for a similar package, since this is on the table might as well try then take the consolation prize.

        Thanks again sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. ozunaiknow says:
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    Tatis Jr for my Shane Bieber?

    Have Verlander, Nola, Minor , Giolito, & Carrasco on roster. My current SS is Tim Anderson. 10 team rotoscoped with limited innings for season. My pitching ERA and whip is mid pack while my wins, QS, K’s are tops in league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis, but fair

  115. Daze says:
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    Would drop either Eaton or Albies
    For Travis Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. Jah says:
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    Hey Grey and DT!
    What are my TWO best chances at accumulating a lot of points? (W’s, K’s, IP’s)
    Darvish vs. COL (Marquez)
    Flaherty @ CHC (Hamels)
    Lester vs. STL (Wainwright)
    Bumgarner vs. LAD (Bueller)

    I’m leaning Flaherty and Lester. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester, Flaherty

  117. Eman says:
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    Laureano over any of the following?

    Franmil
    Cooper
    Kingery
    Domingod
    Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  118. Savoy Special says:
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    Howdy Grey! It’s been a while.

    14 Team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Fernando Tatis Jr. or Byron Buxton ROS? Buxton was dropped last week and he’s just sitting there on waivers
    2) Manny Machado positively regresses once Tatis Jr. is back?
    3) cut CJ Cron and don’t look back to activate Tatis Jr.?
    4) drop Max Fried or Nick Pivetta to activate Mike Clevinger? Will automatically cut Fried if Pivetta turns in another good outing.
    5) I haven’t posted her in some weeks. What do you think of the current version of my team? I feel set on hitting but now just waiting for Darvish, Pivetta, and Wheeler to positively regress and for Marquez to maybe have a run like he did in his 2018 2nd half, though that performance obviously doesn’t predict he’ll do it again this year.

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Dansby Swanson
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: CJ Cron

    IL: Fernando Tatis Jr.

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    P: Jose Leclerc
    P: Amir Garrett
    P: Will Harris
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Max Fried
    B: Yu Darvish
    B: Wade Miley
    B: Nick Pivetta

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Luke Weaver

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tatis 2. Hope so 3. Dansby before Cron, then can play UTIL wild card 4. Just wait to see when he returns when Pivetta does next time out 5. Wheeler and German will be better, if your bats can hold up, should be a strong team

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thanks, Grey! Sitting in 4th place out of 14, but feeling good about the squad. Feel like it’s about to go on a nice run.

        I can see why Dansby and Darvish and some others were dropped by other teams a couple weeks back but I’ve essentially been waiting for teams to drop players that have nice peripherals/regression potential.

        We shall see!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Are you liking Votto any more at this point? No power but starting to hit for average and stringing some multi-hit games together. I have Olson but except for a hr here and there , doing nothing. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Votto

  120. Matty says:
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    Is there a glossary term for a 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER start like EdRod’s in a QS league? Or should I just stick with “worthless”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, not yet!

  121. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H Keeper

    ROS bat:

    Nicky Lopez or Harold Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harold

  122. James Bolger says:
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    Who would you start at SS, Jorge Polanco or Tatis? Hard to put Polanco on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  123. Thomas Jackson says:
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    The O’s believe in creating competition from within to ignite a spark in their guys…they’re 100% serious, too!

    *Realized I picked up Stewart and Sisco in some leagues, opens oven door, climbs in, pulls door shut from inside*

    Shit…I forgot to start it. Can you set it to 450°F before you leave, please? No, no timer needed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, will do!

  124. vee says:
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    hey Grey – would you recommend buying low on Jo-Ram? i’m contemplating it and have a few questions…

    1) My dispensable players shown below. Are there any straight up 1 for 1 trades i can offer that are fair? if not, what’s the best package to send for him?

    chavis, matt chapman, benintendi, riley, nelson cruz, osuna, treinan, odorizzi, soroka, corbin

    2) i also own bellinger, yelich, and baez. if he counters and says he wants me to include any of the 3, i’m guessing that’s going to be an immediate No unless he adds a shiny piece?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, try like Chavis/Cruz or something like that 2. No, they are off limits

      • vee says:
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        wow surprisingly low, thanks

        is odorizzi/corbin/soroka too high straight up 1 for 1?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Patrick Corbin?

          • vee says:
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            sry is that a question or recommendation? lol

            yep – patrick corbin.
            i imagine he’d want to upgrade his batting since he’s got a huge gaping hole due to Jo-Ram, but in case he asks for pitching… wanted to confirm

            thx again man. im sitting in 1st thx to u

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              There’s also a Corbin Martin

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was giving jumping off point… Could see giving Treinen, Soroka, Odorizzi too

  125. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Howie Kendrick or albies ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, but might be close

  126. Stream Weaver says:
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    Brantley, Caesar Hernandez
    Or
    V Robles, Scooter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley side, but super even, hard for me to say one way or the other

  127. FantasyJefe says:
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    6×6 OPS and QS H2H Keeper
    Bats
    Grandal
    Muncy
    Gayber
    Rendon
    Anderson
    Soto
    Yelich
    Acuna
    Voit
    Cruz
    H. Dozier Bn
    Stanton DL

    Pitchers
    Ray
    Morton
    Tanaka
    Maeda
    M. Perez
    Paddack
    ERod
    Hill
    Luchesi
    Hamels
    Odorizzi
    Glasnow

    I also stream 2 additional sp slots every week so I carry 13 SP’s and punt saves.

    Drop any SP’s for Ohtani or Donaldson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod for Donaldson is ok, I guess if you need a bat

  128. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Worth streaming Lucchesi (home) vs. WAS tomorrow before I stream Davies on Friday, or should skip the Lucchesi start?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi at home? Stream

  129. Murph says:
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    Hey grey!
    Smoak or cooper?
    Chavis or scooter?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

      Chavis, tho this might change once Scooter’s back 100%

  130. Db says:
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    Osuna closer or soler in a holds/saves league

    And if you have soler should you have to give up more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I think I’d take Soler

  131. sal says:
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    romo or robles for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  132. D says:
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    This guy needs some hitting help and I can use the upside paddack has and maybe Taylor Rogers or workman since it’s a k/9 league and holds/saves

    What hitters/pitcher would you offer for that
    Encarnacion, Murphy, moose, Eduardo, vlad, soler, jay Bruce, Nelson Cruz, cooper
    Lynn, minor, Gibson, luchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of these guys minus Vlad, maybe Bruce/Lynn?

  133. KevinB says:
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    Hi Grey!!

    When analyzing a trade(s), which tool would be better to determine the value of each player, the Trade Analyzer or the Player Rater?

    — Kevin

    • big league choo says:
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      Trade analyzer, then buy/sell. Analyzer runs off steamer projections so it’s slow to change on guys like hunter dozier/prospects. Buy sell is great for seeing guys who owners might be high or down on based on early returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They pull from same data… Can just use analyzer

      • KevinB says:
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        Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated!! :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty OBP

    6 man bench Daily lineup changes, have ohtani Hitter/Sp

    What round value would you want in return? 3rd?
    He’s clogging up my util spot have yordan Alvarez coming up with renfroe/soler/Frazier platooning for last OF spot when ohtani sits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3rd sounds fine

  135. Josh says:
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    I know this guy would love my mondesi and I need to get rid of hitters to many right now
    What guys would you target to make it worth my while
    Sherzer, verlander, Paxton, hand, Edwin Diaz, chapman, walden , gant

    If I want one of his top relievers I can always send a Shawn Kelley, Shane Greene back to him to with mondesi . What do you think grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander or Scherzer

  136. krazyivan says:
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    Do you expect Mountcastle and Urias to be June call ups and which of the two has the best path to everyday playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought Mountcastle would be up already

      Urias I like more now, but Padres need to lose Kinsler or bench him

  137. Mike says:
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    Is a votto a drop or hold in 12 team h2h ops and k’s added

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d drop him

  138. aardvark says:
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    Grab buxton or Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

      • aardvark says:
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        Is Dietrich a hold or should I drop him for Lucchesi? I have villar, and altuve on the dL hopefully back soon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try Lucchesi

  139. X says:
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    Alfaro, Garver or McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  140. sheriff paddack says:
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    12 team 6X6 OPS

    Drop Soler or Domingo for Mercado?

    Thanks!

    • sheriff paddack says:
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      Cooper also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  141. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I currently have slumping O.Albies at 2b. Dont want to drop him as its a keeper league and still think he will come out of his slump eventually. Currently holding M.Kepler as my bench bat but considering dropping him for H.Kendrick, D.Fletcher or red hot J.Bruce.
    What do you think?

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      Or L.Urias

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        I guess T.Shaw as well. Forgot about him. Suffered through a couple of his unproductive months already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        If i grabbed Bruce, I would still start Albies at 2B. probably alternate C.Seager and Bruce in the Util slot. Whereas if I grabbed a 2B, I would start them over Albies until he was out of his slump. Still like Bruce there over Kendrick, Fletcher, Urias or Shaw? Just noticed that Cooper is available as well but same situation as Bruce

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I gotcha, I’d try Howie

  142. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey!

    1.) Bogaerts or 2.) Robles, Giles

    Is it close?

    Thanks!!

    • John O'Brien says:
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      That’s Victor Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Xander side

      • Squat Cobblers says:
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        Thanks LOTHARIO!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      That’s Victor Robles and this would be in an RCL

  143. Rond says:
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    Strahm on the IL. Can’t hold him because I already have Glasnow on the IL. Who do I replace him with?

    League 1

    Plesac
    Eickhoff
    Eflin
    Skaggs
    Smeltzer

    League 2

    Plesac
    Skaggs
    Pivetta
    Gibson
    Lynn
    Smeltzer
    T. Richards
    Chase Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin

      Gibson

  144. kilkennybrian says:
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    Can I confidently drop these guys in 10-12 team leagues?

    Blake Parker (not the closer, Kimbrel maybe on the way)
    Cishek (strop a Save last night)
    Strahm (IL, Rib cage)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      Maybe add CMart and Strickland to that list- could use saves but feel like they’re clogging up roster if it’s a long shot

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose Cishek, Parker, Strahm, that order

        • kilkennybrian says:
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          Ok, so you think Cmart and Strickland have legit stash value

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Unless you need to drop 5 players… Then lose Strickland next

  145. Jaone says:
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    Someone dropped Eloy in my league. Should I drop Gregory Polonco, Braun or hold?

    Also got offered Giolito for Robles – should i take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun — I’d take Lucas if you need pitching, it’s fair

  146. uncle ernie says:
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    Happy Wednesday. I was just offered Doolittle. Moose and JD Mart for my Mazara. Kris Bryant and Peacock. I’m not a real fan of Doolittle but could use his saves. Looks like a good deal. Your thoughts Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too, Uncle Ernie! I’d take JD

  147. prestige says:
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    Favorite pitcher tomorrow in a league with no K’s category, so mostly want ERA and the W

    Wheeler home vs Giants (Anderson)
    Skaggs home vs A’s (Fiers)
    Quintana home vs Rockies (Gray)
    Mikolas home vs Reds (Mahle)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  148. Moonraker says:
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    My Soto, Olson and A. Riley for his Arenado? I’m I offering too little? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, you might lose the trade

  149. PK says:
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    Anyone else think Smeltzer looks like Andy Capp? Just a hat and a nose pitching out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  150. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, Darvish is a free agent in my 10 team roto league. SON is nuts for him tonight, $29.6. Should I trust the robot and stream away, or hold off as its not worth the potential blow up? I am doing great in all pitching categories, so do not need to force streamers, but the $29 is giving me heart eye emojis. Appreciate your thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him at all

  151. db says:
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    eduardo escobar and dan murphy for paddack and vasquez or hicks i have to many hitters and in last place so i might have to risk giving up a little more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s more than one Vazquez, I’d likely want Murphy side

      • Db says:
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        The closers

  152. KevinB says:
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    RCL league …

    Austin Riley or Felipe Vázquez?

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, but close if you need saves and Riley comes back to earth could work out nicely

      • KevinB says:
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        Thanks for the feedback! If Riley starts to comes back to Earth and continues/ increases his strikeout rate, would they have close to equal value or would the edge go to Felipe Vázquez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Felipe

  153. pugs slugs says:
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    Hey Grey!!

    Let’s go Cubbies! Sign me some Kimbrel!! I was shocked Maddon went with Strop for the S his first time out.

    It’s Finals week, and I get NL Day games on my iPad while my students take their exams. See, I can have my cake and eat it.

    10-TM, NL-Only H2H 5×5(OBP)

    A) I just picked up Cargo for one of my streaming spots. Is he gonna be in your buy column this week considering the Cubs are giving him starts against righties, and he’s in a good lineup? However, with A. Jones’ possible injury, do you think Locastro might be the better option going forward?

    B) Currently, I have one spot for streaming. Today it’s Anibal. I’ll see how my starters do today in Anibal vs. CHW, Musgrove vs. ATL, and Vargas vs. SF. I am nervous about Musgrove though TBH. My question is, Eflin is coming off of the DL, and I’m going to need to drop someone for him. Would you go ahead and just drop Anibal?

    C) I want to stash someone in my DL. I know he’s a ways off, but would you stash R. Quinn over Zimmerman? Seems like he would have a really good shot to find a good amount of PT.

    D) Catcher Question – Pick up A. Barnes, Wolters, or Vogt?

    I appreciate your help.

    Roster:
    CA W. Smith
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Vargas
    OF Acuna
    OF Harper
    OF Robles
    OF Cargo
    UT M. Adams
    B Hampson

    SP Ryu, Musrove, Matz, Mikolas, T. Richards, Anibal
    RP Yates, Jackson, Stripling, Newcomb, Kimbrel
    IL Eflin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! A. I’d go CarGo, Maddon will play him way too much B. Drop Anibal C. Yes, Quinn D. Wolters

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. Trust the Process says:
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    Grey! Awesome stuff .. I’m a year away from competing .. collecting as many assets as possible … you trading My John Gant/Eaton for Dwight Smith ?? It’s a H+S league .. 12 team forever keep 10 + 10 farm … or try for someone a little better ? (He has Ozuna but not sure I could pull that off) … Thank you as usual !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Smith

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I do think you can likely do better tho

  155. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    smeltzer or framber in QS AL only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber

  156. Steve says:
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    Grey! Good afternoon.

    1) Castillo or Caleb Smith ROS? Does Caleb Smith finish top 25 pitcher?
    2) R. Iglesias for Caleb Smith fair, or keep the closer?
    3) Goldschmidt and Castellanos for Abreu and Pham – which side?
    4) Do you have any faith in Shaw or Castellanos playing up to preseason expectations going forward?
    5) If I’m offered Rhys for my Castillo, do I need to take that if I need offense?
    6) Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. castillo 2. Fair 3. Abreu 4. Nope 5. Take Rhys 6. No problem

      • Steve says:
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        Wow that was fast, thanks Grey. Do you think Caleb Smith finishes as a top 25 pitcher? And more generally, as a hold in a 12 team mixed league? My pitching is good but not deep, I can move Castillo for offense but need to bring someone in to replace him in the rotation…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smith prolly 25-40, things could get rough as he tires

  157. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    hilarious, i’m listening to an a.fitzgerald poker webinar and he’s discussing a book (he reads a lot of books, many about sports strategizing) and it was carlos beltran that figured out darvish when they found out he was tipping pitches. wow. nobody in the jap leagues and nobody else in MLB for YEARS was able to notice this, beltran did right before he got destroyed while on LAD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s random

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        yeah he described darvish as (he got this from the book he’s reading) “superman pitcher with like 13 or something pitches” who got destroyed in those playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy story

  158. Mr Baseball says:
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    Michael Chavis Bos – for Contreras ChC Keeper league – which side do you like

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contreras

  159. Bonz says:
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    If Kimbrel signs with the Cubs I’ll have to drop Strop in both leagues. Who would you replace him with?

    League 1

    Kelley
    Buttrey
    Pressley
    Walden
    Strickland
    Robertson
    Rogers
    Kahnle
    C-Mart

    League 2

    Davis
    Kahnle
    Walden
    Robles
    Robertson
    C-Mart
    Strickland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

      Davis

  160. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    carrasco’s struggles apparently finally identified. he got lethargic easily as the games went on, which is exactly what the box scores looked like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s terrible news

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        my guess is something in the anemia range, and he probably just needs to eat higher iron and/or spinach. i’m very skinny and basically undereat most of the time, my levels get fine though when i eat a lot more iron, also spinach. adding like liver 1 or 2 times a week is good too (some people hate liver, i love it)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or lay off the cookies, Cookie

  161. Bob says:
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    Still being patient with Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  162. pugs slugs says:
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    “Oh my look at Anibal struggle in the top of the 6th allowing a 1-out bomb to Moncado. Uh oh! 80 pitches also. I know…Let’s hand it over to our stellar bullpen really early” – Said nobody in baseball today

    *Fingers crossed as I really need this W*

    • pugs slugs says:
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      **Forgets to cross fingers** And, there goes my W

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

        • pugs slugs says:
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          I know, right?

          The team I’m facing only has Mahle vs. STL and P. Lopez vs. ATL this week unless he streams. We are tied at 1 W and in Ks. ERA and WHIP are super close. My upcoming starts are:
          Vargas vs. SF
          Musgrove vs. ATL
          Mikolas vs. CIN
          Eflin vs. CIN
          Matz vs. COL
          Richards vs. ATL

          A) SON is a little down on Musgrove (-Worth the sit since he’s been off the last few starts?
          B) Thoughts on going with Shaun Anderson vs. NYM tomorrow morning? SON says 2.7, but do you think it’s too risky?

          Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            A. Sure sit B. I am

            • pugs slugs says:
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              Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  163. Db says:
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    I have to many hitters I need to trade away I’m in last so losing a little on the trade is fine 3 scenarios for you
    Lynn/moustakas, Edwin, Eduardo Escobar, Nelson Cruz, Murphy for Nola, Quintana, kershaw-

    Moustakas, edwin, Murphy, Eduardo, Cruz for montas, Heaney, strop, Boyd, price, – favorite scenario

    Eduardo Escobar and Murphy for Morton and strop?

    • Db says:
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      I’m not saying all those hitters for all the pitchers what hitters make sense for what pitcher thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for Morton

  164. drosey44 says:
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    You ok dropping Chris Archer for Kimbrel? saves are worth 7 pts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  165. Cohen says:
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    Grey, this is my staff
    P.Corbin
    Marquez
    Flaherty
    Bieber
    Giolito
    Paddock
    I figure Paddock is weakest. Should i drop him for an extra bat tomorrow/streamer spot or hold. I think i got pretty strong pitching if i drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  166. Brett says:
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    in a qs league pivetta or Canning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  167. muskysmell says:
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    Talking with a dude in my keeper league and we’re close to making a deal:

    My: Jacob Degrom, Lucas Giolito, Brendan Rodgers

    for

    His: JoRam, Trevor Bauer, Caleb Smith

    This is an absolute no-brainer for me, RIGHT!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  168. Josh says:
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    Encarnacion and Lynn and Justin upton enough for Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than enough

  169. OaktownSteve says:
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    Haven’t read all the comments. Did we do the Peacock Leake match up yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, not yet

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        First pitch thrown out by Dick Pole on Peter O’Toole Night out at the yard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  170. Db says:
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    woodruff or encarnacion and lynn
    K/9 league, homers given up, ops, wins/losses

    • Cram It says:
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      Edwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  171. Mr Baseball says:
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    I own them all and they are starting today – who would you start

    A – Jakob Junis KC – SP
    B- Martín Pérez Min – SP,RP
    C- Joe Musgrove Pit – SP
    D -Jon Duplantier Ari – SP,RP

    • Cram It says:
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      Who are they playing maybe?

    • Mr Baseball says:
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      Chris Sale
      Tyler Clippard 
      Kevin Gausman

      Duplanter plays dodgers and game started

      • Cram It says:
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        Musgrove, if any at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who they’re pitching against or anything about your league — can’t imagine I’m starting Junis but maybe your league is deep enough

  172. Pimp Bot 3000 says:
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    Framber or Plesac as a Carrasco replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber

  173. Db says:
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    Eduardo Escobar or Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  174. The Great Knoche says:
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    Had Snell, Paddack and Griffin going last night. On the bright side my K/9 was like 11.8. Downside my team ERA went from 3.19 to 3.35. That a hefty jump 1/3 of way through the year.

    Who you dropping when Clevinger comes back? Quintana or Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

      Griffin

  175. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

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

    Big hit with Carrasco down. Now that he’s on the DL I can pick up a waiver guy, what do you think based on the available guys below:

    WAIVER:

    HIT – G. Cooper, R. Nunez, N. Goodrum, R. Laureano, K. Schwarber, M. Cabrera, A. Garcia, H. Kendrick, J. Profar, J. Soler, B. Reynolds, J. Winker

    SP- F. Valdez, J. Urena, M. Fiers, A. Jurado, E. Lauer, M. Kelly, D. Smeltzer, T. Richards, Z. PLesac,

    RP – S. Greene, B. Parker, L. Jackson, M. Barnes, J. Leclerc, S. Romo, S. Kelley

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – T. La Stella
    BN – L. Urias (NA)
    DL – H. Dozier
    DL – C. Blackmon

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – K. Giles (RP)
    P – K. Gibson
    P – J. Musgrove
    BN – M. Perez
    BN – A. Heaney
    BN – Z. Gallen (NA)
    BN – M. Keller (NA)
    DL – C. Carrasco (10-DL)
    DL – W. Davis (RP) (10-DL)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urena

  176. Curious George says:
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    Is this a buy even lower opportunity for carrasco or a halt all trade talks development until we have more info?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Halt

  177. Giacomo says:
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    I’m a Bieber fan but I read several articles about his Hard Hit Rate and some chubby regression fairy coming….would You sell high in Dynasty?
    If yes, in need of SS, Story could be a fair goal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Story

  178. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great write up. In a 10 man , standard 5×5 category league:

    1) Pick 2: Framber Valdez, Zach plesac, Eduardo rodriguez, Kyle Gibson, Zach Eflin

    2) Nick Goodrum or Howie Kendrick? Just need a replacement until Hunter Dozier is back

    3) which 2 do you pick ROS? Domingo Santana, Cooper, Ohtani, jay Bruce

    Thank you!

    • Sandman says:
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      Please replace Framber in question 1 with Jimmy nelson. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gibson, Eflin 2. Howie 3. Domingo, Cooper

  179. Clarence Voyance says:
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    I wonder who Tehol Beddict would use to replace McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  180. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP

    My ohtani util/sP, luzardo, Brandon Lowe

    For story

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      this’ll be said story here i’d bet.

      • big league choo says:
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        This year definitely story. Pretty sure I’d rather have other side next year. My trades this year have been bad. My josh bell/Kepler for mccutch done for the year and bell killing it. My ozuna/villar for Kluber/Murphy/Kepler. Goldy for Stanton. I’m lucky to be 1.5 behind 2nd place for bye week. I’ve won league two years in a row, but it’s been a rough year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not great… sometimes it’s better not to do anything

  181. rhodyballer says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What kind of OF bat should I target for Shane Bieber?

    Got offered Haniger for him and I know I could probably do better but I have Sale, Cole, Paxton, Glasnow, Strahm, etc and only have G. Polanco, Puig, C. Frazier, S. Marte and Dahl for bats.

    Shop around or take it considering I’m first in pitching cats, but middling in power, RBI/Runs.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto?

  182. prestige says:
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    Best shot at the W tomorrow?

    Skaggs home vs A’s (Fiers)
    Mikolas home vs Reds (Mahle)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Mikolas

  183. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Which side in a 14-team OBP league?

    2nd year Peraza (non-keeper)

    for

    1st year$10 Kingery and $10 Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  184. Branta says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up as always.

    Trade question: In my 12 team h2h keeper league 6×6 with OBP/SLG instead of AVG and QS instead of Wins, and HR allowed, my pitching staff is Snell, Heaney, Maeda, Minor, Marquez, Flaherty, Giolito, and Ed Rod, with Glasnow in my IL spot.

    I offered Jo Ram and Marquez to a guy for Machado and Freeman. He said that he’d have to have Snell to make the deal include Freeman.

    Would you do Jo Ram and Snell for Machado and Freeman? I’ve checked the analyzer and it’s a difference of $3 in their favor.

    Extra context: I have Hoskins/Smoak/H. Dozier for 1B, Villar/Kendrick 2B, Tatis Jr/Villar SS, and Jo Ram/Dozier/Riley 3B. Bonus coverage: My OF is Betts/Acuna/Renfroe/Santana (and of course Riley and Hoskins have OF too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Machado/Freeman

  185. Cram It says:
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    I was just cursing how mediocre TreaT has been since he came back…as he was 0-4 today with 3 Ks.

    I said you want to be starting something, you got to be starting something. Hee Hee!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, he’s been such a bore…. Love the homer, but I really need steals…

      • Cram It says:
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        I hear that. I’m confident he’ll get them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glad one of us is

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m kidding for people eavesdropping… He’ll get there (I hope)

  186. Roger Clementines says:
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    Would you do Dahl for Paxton? I have acuna, Soto, Hoskins, Domingo Santana, and Starling Marte as my other OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  187. krazyivan says:
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    Need to start 2:
    Dietrich @ StL (Hudson)
    Conforto v SF (Beede)
    Choo v Balt (Means)

    Or I can stream a Hitter like Ohtani (vs Oak Mengden) with one of the above.

    H2H league and I’m falling behind early this week so I’m looking for two hitters with the most upside. Thanks

    • krazyivan says:
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      Add Garrett Cooper (vs Mil Nelson) as a possible WW p/u that I could roll with

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Choo

  188. HappyJax says:
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    Please rank V. Robles, Cooper, Dietrich, and Cruz. 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles, Cooper

  189. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only, starting to have even more playing time issues, this even after dropping peraza yesterday for activating mcneil. franco now listed as lefty only guy, bruce + haseley moved him out with kingery back to 3B.
    C wieters
    1B freeman
    2B wong
    SS NEWMAN! (2B)
    3B riley (OF)
    CI kike (almost all positions outside catcher/3B)
    MI mcneil (2B/3B/OF)
    OF (4) conforto, harper, rhysus (1B), bader
    util (1) franco (3B)
    BN dyson (OF)
    DL: molina

    the bruce bidding time runs out in 5ish hours. bid how much out of 100 on bruce. we do vickrey so you cannot over bid (ex: i bid 30, the next highest bid is 10, i win for 11, even if i bid 30 and nobody else bids i win for 1). other bids so far this year:
    cargo 1 (6, but nobody else bid and was won for 1)
    gio gonz/swarzak
    t.austin (11, 2nd highest bid was 10 by me to price enforce last minute possible)
    pillar (14, 2nd highest was 13)
    touki (when dropped, 22 won, 17 2nd)
    duggar (4, 2nd was 3 by me)
    fowler (3, 2nd was zero)
    n.walker (start of year, 3 won, 2 was 2nd)
    lauer (5, 2 was 2nd)

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      i have 94 left, 3 guys with less than that.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        gio gonz/swarzak were not bid in the 48 or so hours given in the message board, if nobody bids anybody can add willy nilly after that. nobody has yet bid on bruce either, which seems strange, possibly a bunch waiting till later to see what develops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go $27

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        also, this point might be somewhat relevant. kimbrel/keuchel WERE both legally drafted here as they weren’t owned by an AL team at the time. owners were told they are legally draftable, BUT if they first sign to AL team they’d be dropped. our rule is you cannot lose any NL player midseason but of course those 2 wouldn’t count as NL player if they first sign to AL team midseason. so budgets won’t be blown up to obtain the 2 of them. we have 1 NA slot in this league (gallen in mine, had been riley earlier, i got lucky on the missed out on hiura but got riley)

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        if i don’t get bruce (bidding war started, guy with 100 went 28 and said he was willing to go to the mat, i have 94 and told him i’ll make him spend 95 of it, i might be bluffing on that, we can always retract till the end clock) drop franco for naylor (doesn’t play everyday but is doing better than franco), or any of: g.garcia (this can’t be an answer though), cargo 2 (mess), freese (not everyday but hitting better when he does than franco), bote (similar to freese but not as well lately), gone varnish (just dropped but at least he’s good for some steals at some point), i.vargas (supposedly lefty only side guy but he’s been starting more than that).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Franco for Naylor and forget the Bruce bids

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            it sounds like he was bluffing on “i’ll beat all future bids” (him and one other guy have 100 out of 100 and he has 2nd highest tiebreaking waiver), if he doesn’t want to price enforce me higher i’ll win for 29 on bruce. if he shows up and says like 50 last second i can retract and he’ll win for 28.

  190. The Other JC says:
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    Who to bench tonight?

    Chavis v Junis
    Maz v Means
    Soler v Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  191. i've got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    NL only, my only real weakness is my bullpen (4 slots). drafted k-rob as my only closer during draft (for NL only this isn’t awful, but it became awful later). holds and saves sold separately. have
    urias (good and could move back to SP later)
    baez (great 8th inning man on good team)
    estevez (was running quite well but overworked when i obtained him, now 3rd or so in line, that’ll get worse when wade is back, plus he’s done much worse since)
    bearclaw (is being supplanted by suero and SHOULD be t.rainey in the 8th inning)
    DL: k-rob

    options are limited, thinking of the drops being estevez + bearclaw if any: rainey, suero, sire of sandwiches (edwards, but he’s also moving backwards with strop back and kimbrel maybe going there), grace, gallegos (he’s been sick all year, but role isn’t great just yet), moronta (started year great but now behind a lot of others, including dyson), dyson, wingenter, j.alvarez (with all the PHI injuries he’s getting better work), t.guerrero (MIA finally winning more games, this guy has been K rate sicko all year), alexander, j.diaz, dunn, d.hernandez, winkler (has crazy blowups though),

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez for Rainey

  192. toolshed says:
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    Are you starting Nelson vs Miami today? The fish scored 16 yesterday and lit strahm up the game before. They basically scored as many runs in their last 2 games as they have in a typical month for them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, seems risky

  193. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Bruuuuuuuuce!!!

    Love it when you grab a guy and he homers right away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  194. Francisco DeLaTorre says:
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    12 team H2H redraft I’m in 1st place

    Yordan Alvarez and Max fried were dropped.

    Weakest offense is My OF Dahl, Renfroe,Avisail, Markakis and Springer on DL

    Weakest pitchers are Trevor Richard’s, Pivetta, and Happ

    Who would you drop if any and are yordan or fried worth a #1 waiver claim I been sitting on?

    Thanks in advance you guys are the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t think you need to use your claim, but you can go Fried over Happ

      • Francisco DeLaTorre says:
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        Thanks bud, any news on Yordan or is it just a guess at this point when he gets called up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have no news, but it doesn’t seem good if he’s not up yet

  195. krazyivan says:
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    So is Pena pitching for the Angels tonight after Bedrosian? After hearing about the Carrasco news I could use a pitcher this week and the outfit for streamers are a bunch of Skaggs and scrubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I heard on Pena

  196. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    OK, thanks.

    Is Peraza a lost cause?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      even if wouldn’t be, he’s now the lefty only side guy with scooter back in weeks.

  197. aardvark says:
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    Roster Mikolas or lucchessi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luchessi

  198. tigersharkz says:
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    Fyi to all -Straw getting the start at SS today; Mayfield was 1 fer 22 to start. Not sure how to confirm actual # of games, but supposedly Straw played SS at AAA precisely because Astros were looking for more depth at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That could be nice

  199. Daze says:
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    Who do you like best for possible saves
    Gant
    Rogers – Assuming the twins don’t get Kimbrel
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

      • daze says:
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        thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  200. Ben says:
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    Starling for Pham, Dietrich, Nola…take the three guys, right?

    How about switching Nola for Paddack, still take the three over Starling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take Pham… Paddack or Nola

  201. Saint says:
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    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS Redraft

    Can only hold 3 or these 5:

    Puig, Kingery, Cooper, Domingo, Fletcher.

    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Kingery or Fletcher

      • Saint says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  202. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    5×5 12 teamer. h2h. redraft. cooper or conforto, i added cooper earlier today but now notice conforto was dropped. i lost mcclutchin as to why i had this roster hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  203. William Hung says:
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    Whelp – got our answer about Nelson tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • William Hung says:
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        my pitching is an absolute disaster after Marquez and Nelson followed up with Fried – ERA and WHIP are sky high for the 2nd time in my past 3 matchups. Seems I can’t pick these pitchers right now

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        You holding Nelson or moving on to F.Valdez for his start vs the Orioles.

  204. FantasyLand says:
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    A. Is Strahm a drop?

    B. What do we know about yadi? Is he also a drop?

    C. B. Rodgers was dropped. Is he worth to put a waiver claim

    D. I’m trying to get Jose Ramirez. I’m sending Glasnow and one of Victor Robles/Moncada for him. Who do you think I should send first? Meaning who’s less valuable.

    All of these questions are for the same 10 team league, roto keeper.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Sure 2. Hold C. Meh D. Moncada

  205. Brett says:
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    Might as well have a kingery question too.

    Him or Didi when he is back.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  206. Gotime says:
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    H2H weekly cats (hate it but it’s a league) can play at least 2 RP . Own Iglesias Rogers Alvarado Strop, you straight up dropping any of these guys (well not Iglesias)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop, Alavarado

      • Gotime says:
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        Gotcha, with those RPs mentioned would you trade away any of Strasberg, Wheeler, Ryu, Price for Kimbrel or settle with Rogers and Iglesias and find a cheaper closer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Settle and find cheaper closer

  207. Moms says:
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    Choose on

    Kelley
    Rogers
    Strickland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

  208. stevie says:
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    K. Davis or Moncada? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  209. Immaculate Inning says:
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    1. Do you agree with the ROS Razzball/Steamer projections for Lindor – 60R / 20 HR / 50 RBI / 13 SB. I ask, because the Indians lineup sucks and wondering how he’ll reach those numbers.

    2. Would you trade Josh Bell for Lindor? I can slide Hoskins to 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds about right 2. Sounds fair

      • Immaculate Inning says:
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        Who do you like more – Bell or Ali for? I like the SB from Lindor for a shallow 10-team league and the HR numbers look like they’ll be similar.

        • Immaculate Inning says:
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          Auto correct sucks- Bell or Lindor

  210. Immaculate Inning says:
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    The C question – Alfaro, Ramos or Garver ROS?

  211. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Lourdes Gurriel or Scott Kingery ROS? I’m kinda torn between both in my 12-team keeper league.

  212. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Carrasco’s situation sounds ominous after reading Kipnis’ comments.

    Is Carrasco a drop now or hold if you have an IL slot?

  213. Crazy J says:
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    Krush Davis has some UGLY swings.

  214. SteveNZ says:
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    Marquez. Britton. Parker. Guerra.

    Not a good day to own ’em all *sobs*

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