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I enter a cave in the coastal region of the Sierra Leone, wearing a pith helmet and other garb you’d see on someone butterfly hunting. Only I’m not searching for a Pussycat Swallowtail. I press my hands to my mouth and call out, “Hey, Buy/Sell column, hey, are you in here!” My echoes reverb back to me with not a sound more. No indication it’s here. Then, suddenly, the Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell column rises like the WWE wrestler, The Undertaker, and holds a flashlight to its face for great effect, “What do you want?” We need you for another year of fantasy baseball Buy/Sell columns. “Okay, I was bored just laying here under an inch of dirt.” To get in the Buy section of this post, a player needs to be rostered in less than 50% of leagues, and more than 50% for the Sell side, i.e., Welcome back to another year of, “This guy is only owned in 7% of ESPN leagues?! WUT DA WUT!?” Or simply WDW. Okay, enough dinging-a-linging on the side note tip, let’s get down to bidness. Our first buy of the year is Andrew Vaughn. There’s Hobbs’s Andrew Vaughn fantasy, which I won’t be able to supplement in any meaningful way. He covers the stats. The White Sox are on the cusp. They had nothing to wait for in promoting Vaughn, and they didn’t wait. It’s White Boy Summer and Vaughn Chets all the boxes. T. Hanks. The projections don’t love Vaughn — 20/6, .215 average. Yes, that’s 20 homers and six steals in 500 ABs. But there’s not one league where I wouldn’t take a Vaughn flyer. With Eloy going down, the White Sox need all help they can get and they’re not turning to utility man Mendick to starch their socks, so to speak. Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Sean Murphy – You could just go back to my catchers sleepers post, but hahahaha, make you work? Am I crazy? That’s like when someone asks me to rank, say, Bichette, Lindor and Story. How could we ever figure that out? Not in the ranks, amiright? To be under 50% owned in ESPN, it has to mean people don’t think Murphy will be a top 12 catcher. Can I bet those people that he will be a top 12 catcher? Where do I place that bet? At Draftduel? Fankings? Someone tell me.

Alejandro Kirk – I’m pot-committed to Danny Jansen across many teams, but unlike some positions, I’m fine with going to pot from pot-committed if it means a more exciting guy plays. Live long and prosper, Kirk.

C.J. Cron – Not gonna waste much time on Curtis Jackson Cron, because him being under 50% owned in ESPN feels more like a quirk of their leagues. He should be 100% owned, even if I’m not 100% sold he’s much more than, say, Carlos Santana.

Bobby Dalbec – You haven’t heard Mr. Grapefruit has 45 homers in the spring. Let me guess, you don’t like power, because it makes you feel insecure. Ooh, poor reader! Let me swaddle you!

Ty France – His name sounds like the best outcome France can hope for in the World Cup. Is that a snap or no snap? I’m gonna take a snap off that. Eat it, France! And I ain’t talking snails. Another snap or nah? Give me the snap! Any hoo! Ty France is pencilled into the Mariners’ lineup, and might hit in front of the young Babe Ruth aka Kyle Lewis, who I will call Baby Ruth. Yo, Kyle Lewis, you Grover Cleveland’s daughter? Someone Photoshop Kyle Lewis’s head on a Baby Ruth candy bar, I’m hungry! Ya know, when he returns from injury. Don’t tease me right now. Any hoo, Part II: Grey’s In Hooville, France shouldn’t kill you in average, and has power (25-ish HRs).

Andres Gimenez – I would start considering drafting Gimenez around 120th overall. Eff off, he’s not owned in more than 50% of leagues.

Jazz Chisholm – In the 12th part of the Ken Burns doc about Jazz, he says, “The Miami Sound Machine was not related to Charlie Sheen’s mother, that is Ma Sheen.” Yo, Ken Burns talked more nonsense than I remembered, huh? Chisholm has an interesting mix of power and speed with average concerns. What is that mucus-y substance on Chis–Oh, Lewis Brinson sneezed “contact issues” onto him.

Enrique Hernandez – It’s crazy that I find myself needing to push Red Sox players on you, especially their hitters. Have you, perchance, ever seen Fenway? A 340-foot doinker goes for a double one way and a homer the other. Hunter Renfroe is about to go 35/.270 and Enrisqué is about to have a career year.

Josh Rojas – Went over him this morning. Use your scrolly finger, you’ll find it.

Gavin Lux – Would pick up Lux if he’s seeing at-bats, but the Hitter-Tron also has a throbbing metal rod for Lux this weekend.

Jonathan India – Just gave you my Jonathan India fantasy. It was typed-up with my pointy elbows.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – Just gave you some Israel Diner-Felafel info at my shortstops sleeper post. Go there and drape that knowledge over your melon.

Jarred Kelenic – Prefer the Jarred one over Vaughn if they’re both up, but the M’s about to play fast and loose with Kelenic’s service time. I mean, they have to see what they have with Jake Fraley, right? Spoiler alert! Not much.

Kyle Isbel – Here’s what I said the other day, “24-year-old prospect is favorite to see the strong side of platoon in the Royals’ right field, and, since the Royals have very little interesting depth, Isbel could just win the full-time job. By the by, Kyle Isbel sounds like a runner-up to win American Idol. “I always say no one should try Whitney Houston, but, Kyle, you’ve proved me wrong and would’ve made Whitney proud. You’re through to the next round.” Isbel is a some speed, some power, some contact hitter. 50 grades for all three. For now, I’m interested in 15-team or deeper leagues.” And that’s me quoting me!

Taylor Trammell – *Me running to the computer to see if the stimulus hit my account* That’s how fast Taylor Trammell runs. He might also get into a few ding-dongs. He might turn out to be nothing but a few-week pick-up, until Kelenic is promoted and Kyle Lewis returns, or he might have a 7/30 season. Don’t let someone else get him if it’s the latter.

Garrett Hampson – Call me a goofy bastard, but I can’t stop yet with Hampson. He’s a guy who could either go 12/30 or be asked to leave the dugout by Bud Black, when Hampson is confused with the equipment manager.  “Hey, skip, I’m a utility man.” “Okay, well, today’s a day game and we don’t need electricity for lights.”

Elieser Hernandez – I love Elieser, did all preseason, but this is also your first Streamonator call of the year. Like the call it makes to Dictionary dot com to have A-Me put in the entry for “AI.” Last year, Elieser Hernandez had a 12 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9, and isn’t being drafted or owned because he doesn’t throw fast but…and wait until you hear this one…Continued in next blurb.

Nathan Eovaldi – …not owned because he throws too fast! I guess, I don’t know. Eovaldi has had a 9+ K/9 for the past 115+ IP, and a 1.3 BB/9 last year. Also, I wrote a Nathan Eovaldi sleeper.

John Means – If we’re doing Goldilocks, and Elieser throws too slow, and Eovaldi too fast, then what’s just right? Somewhere in the middle? Sounds like the Means. Also, I wrote a John Means sleeper.

Tarik Skubal – I’m not the type to boost players in my preseason rankings, because I think it’s unfair for people who draft early, and what’s to boost a player? Off their performance in spring training? I’m sorry, but for every five guys who do well in the spring, four of them flame out almost immediately in April. With all that said, I’m more interested in Skubal now than I was in December when I wrote up my rankings.

Daulton Jefferies – Feels like a guy who will be on every team by end of April, and then next year you’re talking about him as a top 40 starter. As I said with Skubal, I was also close to boosting Jefferies in my rankings, if I were so inclined.

Dylan Cease – Super hesitant to recommend Cease. Though, Cease the day, right? As Anime Grey would say in the video at the top of the post. Sure, and it likely won’t hurt you to try him, but I’m not 100% sold yet on Cease turning any sort of corner, just because he did okay vs. some garbage teams in Spring Training. He has all the makings of a 3 IP, 6 ER incoming.

Jordan Romano – This Romano guy throws straight cheese! Now if the Jays can find a guy named Peppergrinder, they’d be able to coax Alfredo Griffin out of retirement. Besides Romano, Julian Merryweather, who got the save yesterday, is possible for the Jays’ closer job. My money’s on Romano, but I’d guess the Jays don’t even know who will be their closer.

Jake Diekman – If you haven’t heard, Rosenthal is out indefinitely and Diekman is the presumed closer replacement. Well, if presumed is better than assumed, and Rosenthal’s ‘under’ on five saves and Diekman ‘over’ on thirty saves is ten dollars gets hundred, I’d take that bet six out of six times, so presumed>assumed=30/5*6n$10 is 4 $100=Diekman. Might have forgot to carry a one on that equation, but you get the pitcher — Diekman, specifically.

Nick Wittgren – Is he the closer? Can someone please clarify him vs. Karinchak and about 25 other bullpens? Wait, hearing now Emmanuel Clase is the closer. We got 30 closerfudges of epic proportions.

Alex Reyes – No faith that Reyes is actually the closer for longer than a week, let alone the season, but sometimes guys take jobs and run with them, so I’d absolutely grab Reyes. Wouldn’t exactly cut Gallegos in all leagues yet, though.

Mark Melancon – Now closing for the heaven-sent Padres is that devil, Pagan. No, wait! Yesterday’s game went to Melancon, who could be the closer, though it’s appropriate he doesn’t have a hard K in his last name. He might strikeout ten guys in sixty innings. Woof, dawg, woof. Oh, and Drew Pomeranz is there too. Jesus saves, amiright?

Matt Bush – From a possible Pagan to Bush, sounds like Fox News circa 1999. In Texas, there’s also Ian Kennedy. When did anything bad ever happen with a Kennedy going to Texas? Then there’s Joely Rodriguez. Joely, Joely, Joely, Joely, please don’t steal Matt Bush’s saves. Plus, he’s a lefty.

SELL

Keston Hiura – Confession time, I wrote up a Keston Hiura overrated schmohawk post, but I didn’t publish it because I wasn’t low enough on him in my rankings — was about on par with his ADP. I did more or less tell you I wouldn’t draft him in my rankings, but I foresaw people saying some shizz like, “You’re saying he’s overrated, while ranking him around 65th overall, and his ADP is 62nd. Whoa, you’re handsome but dumb as well if you think that’s ranking him to not draft him.” That’s tough but fair, and why I didn’t publish the schmohawk post. I will now tell you if you drafted him, sell him immediately, and here is my Keston Hiura schmohawk post, unedited:

You know how hard it is not not write like 35 schmohawk posts with them all being pitchers? Everyone is so out of their mind drafting starters early. I saw one ‘pert put out an article about how everyone should draft starters higher, and I laughed like a loon for forty-five minutes. Their justification was they won their leagues last year by doing that. The ol’ sample size of three leagues, during a 60-game goof season. Incredible. You can go to my top 20 starters, and peruse from there through my top 100 starters all of the guys I’m avoiding. If someone tells you how they do not want to draft Dinelson Lamet in more than 250 words, they deserve a Pulitzer for Best Stretching of the Obvious. Unless they just write the word “elbow” 251 times, that wouldn’t count. So, Keston Hiura has played 143 games in his major league career and has a line of 32/12/.266. “That’s what I’m gonna do this year and every year thereafter until I retire in 2039.” That’s Keston Hiura checking out a calendar while fast-forwarding through the climate change news to get to The Masked Singer. It’s pretty remarkable that we can all simultaneously agree to overlook all warning signs about a player. Hmm, now that I think about it…Could this be a great insight into how long it takes for the average male who lives in his mother’s basement to ignore something? A niche experiment, no doubt. So, what can we expect from Keston Hiura for 2021 fantasy baseball and what makes him overrated?

Warning signs galore, which I pronounce like I’m an 87-year-old Italian man saying amore. That’s gaaaaalor-ay! Let’s see, Keston Hiura had a 30.7% strikeout rate in his rookie year. But things get better, they have to, which they say after living through 2020. Right, but Keston Hiura’s strikeout rate went up to 34.6%. That’s, uh, not better. Could everyone be completely wrong about this guy? “No one’s been wrong about every prospect.” That’s Brett Lawrie trying to keep hope alive. “Hola!” That’s Matt Wieters waving and speaking Spanish, after going into Witness Protection. Guys and five ladies, 70% of prospects missing is a rounding error for young players. Want a good laugh? Go back five years and read some top 100 prospect lists. Out of curiosity, I just went and searched for a 2012 prospect list, and Jurickson Profar is the number one guy. Taijuan Walker was top five. So, yes, Keston Hiura can fail even though he was billed as “can’t miss.” His xBA last year was .210. Sure, small samples as they say about Jose Altuve, but Hiura is bottom four percent in the league for strikeout rates across two seasons.

Keston Hiura hit 13 homers, four of which were no doubters and four of which were very questionable. In an iffier park, he would’ve had eight homers. Prolly nothing to be concerned about because Brewers’ park is homer-friendly, but if he happens to hit his ‘supposed’ bombs on the road, well, let’s just say 30/.230 is a lot more digestible than 22/.230. You know who he’s looking a lot like, sorry if this makes you queasy, but I wouldn’t quickly kick a Hiura/Rougned Odor comparison out of bed. In fact, Statcast compares Hiura to Odor and Chris Iannetta, and I nearly fell off my seat, and I’m standing (on a seat, so I can see my computer screen). Last year, his exit velocity went down, launch angle went down, Hard Hit% went down–okay, only thing that went up for him was strikeouts. I’d overlook all of this if he were being drafted around 120 overall. But, nope, he’s the fifth 2nd baseman off the board at around a 60 ADP. None of this is including that Kolten Wong signing makes Keston easier to platoon too. Hey, maybe you wouldn’t platoon him, but someone might when they see him he hit .202 vs. righties last year. It’s with great regret I must stamp Keston Hiura schmohawk and avoid him.*

*Or in this case, sell him.

 
  1. Sandman says:
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    Grey!

    Looking forward to another fantasy season.

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Me too!

  2. FrankGrimes says:
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    Longest sell blurb ever ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know

  3. Will says:
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    If you take away Cease’s first start last season (2.1 IP, 4 ER) he had a 3.58 ERA and 1.38 WHIP the rest of the way. Not great but serviceable. Plus I’m remembering giving up on Giolito before he figured out how to pitch, could see Cease being that guy this year. Maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe

  4. lindorphins says:
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    Hi Grey!

    I know he wasn’t mentioned in this post but I’ve seen you hype him up a bit elsewhere – Tejay Antone. Looks like he’s starting in the pen and I’m thinking about adding him for K’s and ratios but don’t have an obvious drop.

    Would let me know how you’d rank these five relievers in a SVHD league? Thanks!

    Tanner Rainey
    Trevor May
    Chris Martin
    Lucas Sims
    Tejay Antone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May, Tejay, Sims

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      12 tm
      Smyly OR Rodon?
      Bassitt or Means(just dropped in a competitive $ 12tm)?!!

      16tm
      I’m in 100% agreement with Hiura being a schmohawk.. but he was a $9 keeper. Really Need an sp in this league who would you aim for Alcantara-ish level? Fair?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Smyly — Means — I’d want more than Sandy

  5. McKinzie says:
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    Damn Eovaldi looks killer right now! Do not own, might jump into a league just to get him you are right as always money man!

    Hey G, you buying Michael A Taylor? Looks good, has a job unless Isbel rakes (LMAO) and I think he may sneak up on 500 AB’s with a 25/20 season?

    You buying Shogo when he returns on his swing changes from last year that gave him pop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told you man! And Means!

      Yeah, A. Taylor is fine, for a schmotato maybe

      Sure, I’d buy Shogo, let’s go!

  6. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    Would you drop C. Hernandez, Naylor, Kiermaier, V.Reyes to add J.Rojas and/or Isbel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier and Reyes

  7. SteveNZ says:
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    Wait, it’s barely above freezing at Fenway? Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Enduring a slightly irritating sonavabenching from Means over here. Especially as he’s on track for a QS.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          And he’s still going *sob*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it was too risky tho

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Yeah, I know *sigh*. I own Eovaldi too so at least I kinda got something out of it. And you know that if I’d started them both they’d have both been shelled!

            Super encouraging starts for both tho.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, solid all around, I’m encouraged, y’all!

              • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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                Actually started them both and am very glad. It went just as planned – yeah right.

                Boy, the BoSox got some weak sticks.

                Welcome back Grey and continued thanks for all you do.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks! Good to see you!

  8. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Own France everywhere but in Fantrax he is utility only for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so weird, not sure why that is

  9. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albondinger, I remember you and I talking about Nate Evoo when he was still a Dodger. We both loving the power arms. Always was pretty much a thrower. He looked better than I think I’ve ever seen him today. Good control. Really impressed me with the breaking ball too. Buckled a few knees to right handers.

    And yet, Means looks even better. He’s maybe left 3 or 4 pitches in hitable locations. 15-17 first pitch strikes at one point. Commanding all his pitches. He’s backed off on his velo. I know at times in the past he’s gotten up to the high 90s, but he’s sitting around 93. Really good late arm side run on the fastball, just that natural tail that a lot of lefties have. Killer change he’s throwing in any count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wrote sleeper posts for both of these guys! I think they’re in this post even…The Albondinger loves them!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Yeah I know you were on them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whew, Valdez finished it

  10. leon says:
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    any thoughts on Eli White? for 16 man dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like the flyer, could have speed at leats, and seems to be developing a bit of pop…Might be a better flyer than Leody at this point

      • leon says:
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        yea, leody doesnt seem ready. In fact, he had a terrible spring and a bad day yesterday. I personally think Eli is about to be their fulltime CF. and DH for the time being.

        I was betting you were going to name him in your post.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I nearly did

  11. ozzie smith says:
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    Looking ahead at streamers the next couple days, streamonator is in love with Adrian Morejon starting Sunday vs SF. Is this a glitch or does the bot know something we don’t know?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      good match up. It’s hard for me to see Morejon going deep into the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Steve

  12. William Hung says:
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    Just noticed that Hiura played 1B yesterday – is that the plan with Wong at 2B, or is Wong going to be moved around and get that juicy multi-position eligibility?

    • NUX says:
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      Yea Hiura is the 1B now, they said that as soon as they got Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Hiura is now a 1Bman

  13. Lucky Dog says:
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    Nice title! I feel inspirational.

    The Green Monster robbed Mountcastle of a granny.
    :::shakes dong:::

    I love the way that kid works a count. He’s gonna be a good one.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      That was a solid AB. They gave Andrise that 3-1 call on a pitch 6 inches outside and Mounty regrouped and and gave them a lead.

      The first pitch uncle charlie Means just dropped on Vasquez was thing of beauty.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        What’s shakin Oaktown!

        Yeah – Means has looked nasty all game. Wish I’d drafted him.

        JDMarrinez still doesn’t look right.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Heya L Dog. I tend to think he’ll get it going at some point. Not hearing any injury. I’d expect something really close to 2019. Not likely to suddenly forget how to hit. Means made everybody look like garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Mountcastle’s power develops, bc his hit tool is there

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        That woulda been a HR in any other ballpark. 8’ higher and it’s over the GM.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I missed it

  14. Brett says:
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    Can you rank Rojas lux France India for 2b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lux, India, France

  15. Matt says:
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    Shallow categories 10 teamer with a mix of buzzy and late round guys on waivers, and hard to prioritize pickups early in season.

    How do you rank France, C Frazier, Kepler, and Haniger now as pickups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Frazier

      • Matt says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        Kept Gallen and was locked in when the injury struck. What pitchers do you like as a fair return for Biggio?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Castillo?

  16. Ozone Ranger says:
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    Suarez at SS was a complete disaster yesterday. Cincy’s experiment in “We have to field the ball, too?”will last no more than a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  17. NUX says:
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    Nary a mention of my guy Locastro this morning. Or this afternoon. Very disappointed in you. He is leading off! This will be a thing!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, I have him in my lineups

  18. Will says:
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    Garrett Hampson is today’s Bud Black victim. He’s sitting while McMahon is at 2B and Chris Owings moves to center field. Own Rockies hitters (other than Story) at your own risk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings might be my best pickup if he keeps playing

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Him playing CF at Coors can’t be good on the defensive metrics side of things. That being said he’s rolling in my RCLs today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll take it

    • captain obvious says:
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      I’m getting tired of these asses who run the team. Bunch of morons..

  19. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Grizzle!

    Be honest, you’re fairly certain the Squat Cobblers are going to wire-to-wire our November DC?!?! You startin’ Marmelade in that league?!? Cobblers have Grey shook!

    Cobblers running Anti-Greys Glasnow and Merrifield out there just to spite the Lothario!! I mean, the Cobblers *had* to draft somebody and your rankings weren’t out in November;)

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      Perhaps we’re over-reacting to one day?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope, not at all

        • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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          Haha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m shook all over, what did you do? You pay someone off? Not cool, that’s cheating

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        I paid someone off…but demand my money back! LOL… especially since I drafted Voit, LeClerc and Yates in that league! woof

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Woof woof woofy

        • 183414 says:
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          Voit got the loudest ovation on OD. I drafted him on feb. 25 at 56. Drafted him on mar. 31 at 213. I’ll take a solid 5 months from him. Fans love Voit.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice

  20. Doug says:
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    Bud Black in 1925:
    “Tell that kid Gehrig that he did great, but we’re sending him down. Pipp is available.”

    Bud Black in 1951:
    “Tell that kid Mays that he’s not hitting & Dahlgren is available, so we’re sending Mays down.”

    Bud Black in 2021:
    “Hey, our team’s not very good, so instead of really giving the kids a chance, let’s sit McMahon for Owings on opening day & then sit Hampson for Owings the next day. Gotta play Chris Owings!”

    If Black isn’t the worst, career-killing, fool of a manager I’ve ever seen, he’s in the top 2. And I’ve been a fan for 50 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, poor Willie Mays, never gonna see at-bats with Bud Black there

    • 183414 says:
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      So fucking true. Willie was my 1st idol in life. Leo Durocher adored him. Bud Black is awful, but so are many of these robots today. Seems like some of these mgrs. are either just plain dumb or the g.m. is calling all the shots, as Cashman does.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, Rockies are just stupid tho, and I think Bud calls shots

    • captain obvious says:
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      Yeah fuck that guy.

  21. tigres says:
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    So I drafted both Hampson and Hilliard, figuring the Rockies gotta play at least one of them. Wrong! “CF – Owings” for today’s lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, incredible

  22. aardvark says:
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    I know it’s early but would you drop bassit or Freddy peralta for means?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I would pick up Means for sure. Don’t you have a bat you can drop?

      • aardvark says:
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        I could drop Joc but it would leave me with only 3 OF’s in a h2h points league that starts 3 OF and a utility

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t drop Joc yet

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Ah. In that case agree with Grey. Basset.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

    • 183414 says:
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      You’re not picking up Means in any credible 12 teamer, that’s for sure.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not after today

        • aardvark says:
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          People were nervous of the Sox at home as was I. Needed to see it first

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I know

          • captain obvious says:
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            Not I.

  23. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you trade John means for altuve in an obp league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  24. FireRobManfred says:
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    Last night I talked it over with my wife, we decided it was time to spice things up and add a Baltimore Orioles pitcher to the fantasy league team. Thanks for the Means Sleeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

    • captain obvious says:
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      Lol, this is funny. Thanks!

  25. OaktownSteve says:
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    Scott gets the gets the 8th? Another unfathomable closer shituation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I avoided that one

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Can’t avoid ’em all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That one I did avoid…But I have some bad ones too, I’m not without messes

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            I am about 90% sure whomever comes in right now…I think Cesar Valdez, blows this game for Means.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, feels that way, maybe they can tack on

              • hot corner says:
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                Wow. Valdez gets the save throwing an 85 mph fastball and mostly 77 mph change ups.

                I will let ours pick up Valdez. That won’t last long.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, wouldn’t bother

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              Valdez is a total junkballer. He got the save today, but I can see some rough outings in the near future.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                His fastball is his change, I think, haha

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                2021 and your closer is topping out at 86

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, 12 saves, over or under for Valdez?

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    Under. He’s going to have some ugly lines.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

          • 183414 says:
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            Yesterday I had Gausman on 2 teams get denied a W with a 6-1 lead. Today I have Means. Had Darvish and Flaherty as well, have their teams win, while they couldn’t make it out of the 5th.
            I’ll match you messes. Donaldson, Senzel, Rosenthal, Grisham (early draft).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch those injuries hurt

  26. rhodyballer says:
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    Drop Bassitt for Skubal or Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Or Rodon?

  27. Brett says:
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    11 teams category for saves and another for holds. Current relievers are pagan Gallegos may Garrett . Can you rank these closers Reyes melancon and bass?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bass, Reyes

  28. Lucky Dog says:
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    The season is 7 innings old for Christian Vazquez.

    He’s had 2 AB

    The B on his batting helmet is entirely obscured by pine tar. How does that happen?!

  29. CP says:
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    Drop Hilliard for Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah not yet

      • captain obvious says:
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        I would, Bud Block is going to be like he always is. He’s not going to play Hilliard.

  30. Lucky Dog says:
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    Leadoff Keke or Hays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keke

      • 183414 says:
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        The Boston press won’t allow this insane experiment to last. Cora would be run out of town. He’s not quite Ricky Henderson. Certainly Verdugo should have become the leadoff hitter. And certainly not Kike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not being run out of town, they waited out his suspension and rehired him

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            I like Keke at leadoff more than Verdugo.

            I’d bat Devers 4 & move Verdugo to 6, but I’m ok with this lineup.

            Certainly not a hill worth dying on.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, me too

  31. RICE says:
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    Which to drop for Means? Bassitt or Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

      • RICE says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • 183414 says:
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      Exactly where is Means available ? And I wouldn’t drop Bassitt. However, if you’re in a league where Means is available, apparently you don’t have to worry about having any starter you like.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pretty close, I could see trying Means over Bassitt

      • RICE says:
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        Means is available in 42% of yahoo! Leagues, so kind of a lot as of right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          By all Means

          • Rice says:
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            *Buy all Means

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes!

          • captain obvious says:
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            Lol. Ok I’m laughing now despite Bud Block. Thanks. Sometimes I get too angry.

  32. Harley Earl says:
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    Admit it, you wrote a Wil Myers Schmohawk post too!

    I know you did! Will knows you did, too! And we want an apology!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got me

    • Call Out Central says:
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      Honestly it’s pretty tiring see you gloat all the time. Can’t believe Grey plays this nice with you. Must be tough to do.

      Grey’s out here giving the best baseball advice and answering everyone’s questions and you keep grinding about Wil Myers? Give it break

      Keep up the fantastic work Grey!

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Hey Call,

        Go Fuck yourself.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

        • Harley Earl says:
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          Grey,

          You know I’m just teasing. If you don’t, well, I’m just teasing. I would also think it goes without thought that I respect your opinions or I wouldn’t come here much less ask you about certain players. You’ve always been great, whether you’re right about a guy or wrong. Best fantasy site around as far as I’m concerned. If for any reason, my teasing you about Wil Myers hurts your feelings, please let me know.

          But I’m not apologizing for playing around. Fuck that guy.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s all good, thanks!

    • captain obvious says:
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      I’ve seen him talk good this whole time. I’ve read everything and actually he’s talked good about Myers. You’re that dumbass from 2 or 3 years ago talking shit about Judge huh? How has that worked out? Stfu already.

  33. 183414 says:
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    Joey Cora is another joke of a mgr. Much better cheater.
    Kike Hernandez leading off ?
    Devers batting 5th ?
    Can’t believe the Saux didn’t fire his cheating ass.
    Kike over Verdugo for lead off. Exactly what is Kike’s lifetime b. avg. o.b.p.?
    Seriously, is the g. m. alive ?
    Joey Cora couldn’t manage a 7-11.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who else hits 1st there

      • 183414 says:
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        I just don’t see anything in Kike Hernandez that would ever have him leading off. Verdugo his for 50+ points in average over him. Is faster. Takes more walks. Boston waited for Joey Cora to come of his suspension. Pretty sad state of affairs in the RedSox organization.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

    • hartferd dood says:
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      who is joey cora?

      does he eat chowdah?

      are his car keys in his kahkis?

      haha silly bostonians

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lmfao

  34. Weird Fishes says:
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    Grey fyi – the Patreon link shows the podcast at $5/month and the Buy/Sell at $10/month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both together are $13…oh did I write it wrong in the post? My bad, will fix later

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fixed, thanks

  35. mcstarrs says:
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    That John Means sleeper tho, all hail the true king Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bringing bacon home and frying it baby

  36. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    Which 2?
    Enrique Hernandez
    Garrett Hampton
    David Fletcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Enrique, but close

  37. Jim says:
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    Pitch Buehler in Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  38. Lucky Dog says:
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    Jesus Saves is your line of the year. And just in time for Easter. Oy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  39. Harley Earl says:
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    Garrett Hampson riding the pine tonight.

    Guess Bud Black had seen enough after he went 1/3 with two runs, an RBI and a walk yesterday. Same old BS.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Yep. They want 80 bucks a game too. It’s so stupid It’s kind of hilarious..

    • Vash says:
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      Colorodo is going to Colorado.

      You must be a washed up end of prime fodder needing to ressurect his career in Colorado to be given a fair chance.

  40. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Really good to have the past time back again. And as always, great stuff and many thanks for your Rankings. They always carry me through the Drafts. Actually won a league last year and my wife finished second in another, so we all good.

    So here is my 12 Team Yahoo 6×6 H2H Keeper League Draft with OPS and Holds:

    C Buster Posey (yeah, I know – yuch)
    1B Pete Alonso
    2B Nick Solak (blew the pick a bit)
    3B Jose Ramirez (K)
    SS Trevor Story
    OF Yordan Alvarez
    OF Kyle Tucker (K)
    OF Ramon Laureano
    OF Ketel Marte
    Util Matt Olson

    SP Lance Lynn
    SP Dylan Bundy
    SP Kevin Gausman (got hosed last night)
    SP Tyler Mahle
    SP Nathan Eovaldi
    RP Will Smith
    RP Dick Rod
    RP Gallegos
    RP A Bradley
    P John Means (Business)

    Bench Kelenic, Paddack, others have been added and dropped, so I won’t bother

    Not loving the team, but it may be ok.

    Thanks again Grey. And nice weekend to ya.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You look low on AVG which could hurt your runs and counting stats….I like your pitching staff, looks like a team I’d draft…

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        Thanks Grey. I figured you would like the pitching.

        Let me work on Avg. and general Offense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  41. William Hung says:
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    Dang – both Moore and Alvarez batting 6th again tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh

  42. Cohen says:
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    Grey, which streamers u like out of these 3?
    Skubel home vs Clev
    Houck home vs Balt
    Webb at Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houck, Skubal

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank u
        Follow up question
        My 12 team roto staff
        Castillo
        Ryu
        Gausman
        Gray
        Eflin
        Do u think Means is worthy of a pick up as 6 starter or hold?

        • captain obvious says:
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          What hitters do you have.?

          • captain obvious says:
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            I’d take him over Eflin but I wouldn’t draft him. Need to drop a hitter or probably hold.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Use son.

  43. Kailuaboy says:
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    Vaughn, Hosmer or Cron 1st base?
    Lost Voit!
    Aloha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

    • captain obvious says:
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      It’s going to be Cron. I’m not convinced with Hosmer.

  44. Weird Fishes says:
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    Drop Jazz, Hicks or Weaver for Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  45. Lucky Dog says:
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    Umps starting rough this season. Meadows shoulda K’d on that high fastball. Instead 2 pitches later it’s a walk. Just a perfect pitch wasted. Now it’s 2 on, 1 put, and it’s complete BS.

    I’m so ready for laser robot umps. Where’s Eric Byrnes?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Byrnesie

  46. ThE sHiT says:
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    Those black Marlins unis are sweeeet!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I dig em. Pablo looks sharp. I’m not sure I like his new slurve, but if he can get it working it’ll help.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, like them

  47. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Pablo Lopez is filthy. Glad I drafted him in both of my leagues.

    Would you drop Walsh? I mean, is he going to play often? A full time starter not playing the first 2 games isn’t ideal. I have Franmil and Vaughn as my UTIL 1&2 and India as my B Bat.

    Thank you !!

    • TarmanGotHim says:
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      PS: Don’t look too much into the 2 BB’s from Lopez, both should have been looking K’s. Usual calls against Marlins pitching.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Walsh, was a bad ranking, he’s not playing

  48. DonnieB says:
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    Tyler O’Neill or Kyle Schwarber? Kyle has been a little quiet thus far….crap. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quiet? Has he played?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        The series was cancelled, so yeah, that entire Nats lineup hasn’t hit a lick! Mets too – they suck!

        That’s it, I’m dropping all my Mets & Nats, including Schwarber.

      • DonnieB says:
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        Kidding….O’Neill or Schwarber for next week? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schwarber

  49. moistasskiss odorizzi says:
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    hey grey,

    whaddya say,

    C. Hernandez, is my 2bay…….semen
    should i get Hernandez,
    keep Cesar, or
    rejigger my lineup to get
    cronenber in 2bg (bell 1b) or
    Biggio on 2nd (upton in field)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  50. Lucky Dog says:
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    Play of the year by Diaz.

    Small sample size I realize, but wow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  51. RustyKuntz says:
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    Hiura, Meadows, Moncada & Eovaldi for Harper and Chapman?

    I probably use Enrique Hernandez/France/Taveras to fill the extra spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

    • captain obvious says:
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      That trade won’t fly and it shouldn’t. Wtf is this?

  52. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Friday!

    Picked up Hampson on Wednesday specifically for the long weekend at Coors… ?????

    Anyway, need a bat to replace the 3 Mets on my team who aren’t playing this weekend.

    Better weekend batty call:
    • Hampson
    • Dalbec
    • France

    Also, please rank these scrub catchers:
    • Molina
    • Posey
    • Kirk

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      France, Hampson…Kirk

  53. Lucky Dog says:
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    Meadows continues his pace for 162 HRs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Let’s see him get out of May with his obliques in order…do we have obliques? One?

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Stop oppressing my players. Come and see the violence inherent in the system!

          Seriously though – I was all in when I saw he lost all that weight in the off-season. Dude looks stout now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, agreed

        • captain obvious says:
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          I think we have two. One on each side. Lol I’m not even sure what a damn oblique is. I think it’s your muscle under your arms.

  54. High heat says:
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    Josh Naylor or Franchy in a dyno lge?? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naylor

  55. larry womack says:
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    Who do you like the best

    Tapia, Wong, Tellez or Dahl.

    Thanks

    • William Hung says:
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      steals prob Tapia, power goes to Tellez

      • larry womack says:
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        Best all around-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia, Wong

    • captain obvious says:
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      Yelled isn’t playing. Dahl is always hurt and never did shit in Denver. Tapia.

  56. Lucky Dog says:
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    I like this lineup way better for the ChiSox. Robert at 2 gives me a happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it!

  57. FrankGrimes says:
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    F Closers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, indeed

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Luzardo is trash.
        I hate all my teams already hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, two teams haven’t even played yet

  58. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Wendell with a nice batty call for me and a dagger in Basses ass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  59. Anon says:
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    I nearly cut bass when he had 2 runners on and no one had even scored yet

    Knew what was about to happen

    Happy to be done with that shmohawk already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

  60. High Heat says:
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    Josh Naylor or Franchy in a dynasty lge? Thx ?

    • High Heat says:
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      Oops these damn double posts!! Thx Grey

  61. William Hung says:
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    My league loved both Gimenez and Ke’Bryan Hayes as both were gone before before Chapman. Hopefully Chapman makes them pay!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a little bit crazy…before Matt Chapman?

      • William Hung says:
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        yeah i was shocked – i was sure I was going to get either Gimenez or Hayes – who were better fits for the way my team was built, but I landed Chapman instead.

        Also, how about Kikuchi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He looked really good

  62. Crazy J says:
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    Hiura for Bauer? What’s the market on an 0/5 with 1 run?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Wtf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bauer

      • Crazy J says:
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        Man, don’t take me so seriously!! KTEL is hitting, so I don’t know what 2B I would flip Hiura for. I got him in one draft when robbed of Albies. I need Hiura to put up some stats first. And yes, Bauer all day long … LOL

        Anyhow, Canning seems like a drop as my 7th active starter? 12 team Yahoo H2H and I have: Ryu, Sonny, P. Lopez, Paddack, Means, May, and Singer. I was either going to plug an empty bat in the daily lineup, or stream some pitching. I am already rostering 5 of the worst closers in the league, so probably grabbing a bat.

    • Crazy J says:
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      I don’t get the Bellinger ruling. It was signaled a home run so who cares what the runners do. The Dodger announcers are talking about how the Dodgers haven’t hit any home runs yet… yes, they have. Just because the rules want to negate it doesn’t not make it a ball that went over the wall. Score him a home run with just an RBI, if you want to keep the stupid rule. Again, if it’s a home run, I don’t care if the runner on 2nd just goes across the mound to the dugout FFS.

  63. SteveNZ says:
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    Bellinger. Jeez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Eh – just his feeble contribution when everyone else is going nuts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  64. SteveNZ says:
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    Hos-mah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  65. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    12[team 5×5 roto OBP league – I need to drop 1.
    Austin Hays, Nick Solak, Paul DeJong, Taylor Trammell, or Pache?

    Sub for Mondesi at MI – Andres Gimenez or Jorge Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pache — Andres

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks Grey.
        Is Pache going to be useful at all in fantasy ball? The bb card collectors love him. How do I separate the two worlds??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he could be, we’re 2 games in

  66. Ben says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    Are you still buying Daulton Jefferies even though he’s not with the club?

    And please rank Eflin, Means, Yarbrough, Dunning.

    Thanks!

    • Ben says:
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      For context, 12 team roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am…Means, Eflin

      • Ben says:
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        In Grey we trust. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. William Hung says:
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    Diekman getting kazaam’d

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  68. SteveNZ says:
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    Could have done without that little cameo from Iglesias.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Right lol

      Snell also got pulled one out away from a potential W

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Grimey! Hope you are well, safe and sane. I’m up against Snell this week so not so concerned about that one lol.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always, man

  69. JC says:
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    Likely streamers, but if you had to pick two that might stick on a 12 teamer, from:

    Eaton, V Reyes, A Frazier, Dahl, Taveras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Dahl

  70. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    1. 14 teamer h2h with saves and holds sold separately, have kennedy, soto, t.rogers (the good one MIN), t.may, pagan. drop kennedy or soto for valdez?

    2. – similar, but 16 teamer roto separate stats: net saves and saves + holds, so saves valuable, but NOT if a guy blows them. also K% and inherited runners stranded. am able while the mess are missing series from corona gunked up WAS to stash t.may, have these currently: valdez (just added), alvarado, dolis, karinchak, green, t.rogers (MIN). when t.may is back who’s the drop (could be valdez, as we can’t be sure yet he’s even the full closer, scott’s better and he’s the worst skills pitcher i have here).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kennedy 2. Valdez

  71. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Chasing closers, I own Kennedy and Holland already…would you prioritize Bush and Wade Davis over other closers bets like Diekman + Romo to try and lock up those bullpens until it’s hopefully clear what the situation is? Thanks!

    Also, how would you prioritize these SP grabs…. Rodon (two starts SEA KC), Cease, Webb, T Rogers, Shoemaker (two starts DET SEA), Odorrizi, Robbie Ray (apparently 100% now and throwing off mound), Tejay.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Romo, sure — Odorizzi, Cease

  72. Clubber says:
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    Greystroke… I’m going for 3 championships in a row in a points league. Will it be four?
    Realmuto
    D Smith
    Muncy
    Tatis jr
    Devers
    Y Alverez UT
    Castellanos
    Robert
    L Yurriel
    O’Neil
    Dahl
    Newman mi
    E escobor ci
    Kyle lewis res
    J rojas res
    Benideni res
    J walsh res
    Otani p
    Urius p
    Tallian
    Eovaldi
    C javier
    Zimmerman
    Singer
    Price
    D jeffries
    Irvin oak
    McKenzie
    Mahle
    Cease
    ‘We’ need to 3 peat.
    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, you’re going to win a fourth…tell your league mates it’s time for them to quit…How many league mates would be quitting out of curiosity

      • Wendell Smith says:
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        Believe it or not I was kicked out of the league for going back to back and asking for my winnings (about $1800) . I havent been paid so I joined a Fantrax league, and i’m plotting my next move. If I win this one I’m counting it as a three peat…I mean thats fair!

        Thanks G money!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha No problem

    • captain obvious says:
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      You’re not going to win. Your hitting is blah and your pitching sucks.

  73. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have 4 SP going today and not sure who to start and who to sit

    Caleb Smith @ SD
    Mike Minor at home vs TEX
    Rich Hill @ MIA
    Lance McCullers @ OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Smith

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        start the others?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          i am also thinking about dropping Kevin Pillar. which bat should I pick up

          Adam Frazier
          Chad Pinder
          Michael A Taylor
          Brock Holt
          Jesus Aguilar (baby Miggy)
          Amed Rosario
          Hanser Alberto
          Albert Pujols

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Taylor

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              i can pick up one more

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Aguilar

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              ok thanks

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  74. Turd Wendell says:
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    Clint Frazier hitting 9th. Looks like Boones hot after Bud Black for biggest Jabroni of the Year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • captain obvious says:
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      It’s Bud Block. The world’s biggest cock blocker.

  75. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    5×5 roto Saves+Holds is our RP category (QS, K, ERA, WHIP)

    What jumps out at you here? Any roster moves I need to make?

    I own

    J.Hader MIL
    L.Hendriks CHW
    R.Rodriguez PIT

    Guys I’m keeping an eye on that are FAs
    Blake Taylor HOU
    J.Merryweather TOR
    Joe Smith HOU
    E.Pagan SD
    S.Barlow KC
    Tyler Rogers SF
    J.Diekman OAK
    T.Watson LAA
    H.Neris PHI
    J.McGee SF
    A.Miller STL
    C.Martin ATL
    I.Kennedy TEX
    S.Romo OAK
    T.Scott BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      You can’t drop
      J.Hader MIL
      L.Hendriks CHW

  76. JC says:
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    Current roster and best on the WW listed below. Saves and holds league. Surprisingly DeJong and Vasquez dropped.

    Wire:
    DeJong, C Vasquez, Peralta, JD Davis, Grossman, Votto
    Eavoldi, Pineda, Canning
    Wittgren, Dolis, Bass, Soto, C Green

    Garver
    Abreu, Chapman, Freeman
    Albies, Trea, Polanco
    Springer, Pham, Kepler, Winker, Robles,
    Util: Wong
    Bench: Dahl, Taveras (likely my drop…tried for Eaton but missed)
    Gausman, Burnes, Greinke, Pleasac, Stras, Montas
    D Castillo, Gallegos, Pom

    1. Swaps to make?
    2. General thoughts on the team? I don’t think I had a good draft…but With your help I will get there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras for Eovaldi — Hitting looks good, pitching looks like a mess

      • JC says:
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        Agree on my pitching. In mocks I ended up with Gallen, Lynn, Ryu, Maeda types but this league went early on pitching.

        Soroka was dropped. I have the number #2 claim position. This is h2h so all about the playoffs and long term positioning. Gotta grab him right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, may as well

          • JC says:
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            Ha! I could almost hear your sigh. It is only day 3….don’t give up on me yet. WW and trades will get me in the hunt.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  77. Vash says:
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    Rojas is 0-9.

    Always worries me especially off a scorching Spring. Things got real, real fast for this seasons Spring darling…sigh.

    Is Garret Richards worth anything this season. His BB always worries me. I am worried about the AL East and being in Fenway. Any reason to pick him up if you need SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he could be

  78. Perfect Game says:
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    Standard 5×5 roto.

    I don’t think Yelich is going to swipe more than 15 bags.

    Harper could be close to Yelich in SB having historically swiping 10-15 year.

    Yelich definitely a higher average.

    Leaves runs, HR and RBI.

    Brewers lineup is bad and can easily pitch around Yelich. Phillies lineup is meh, but not as easy to pitch around Harper.

    Which side in a trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What side of what trade?

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Yelich or Harper

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yelich

    • captain obvious says:
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      There are rankings.

  79. I miss Eloy says:
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    What are your projections for Vaughn if he gets regular playing time with Eloy out for the year?

  80. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Zac Gallen threw bullpen session. Blurb said he could return possibly by end of the month. I have him stashed.

    Where would you rank him among starters after his return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 20th

    • captain obvious says:
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      He has rankings you lazy shit.

  81. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Someone just dropped edman in my 12 team 6×6 roto league (holds and saves). Should I use my waiver priority 6 to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • captain obvious says:
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      Your username sucks ass. Here’s my question…
      What should he change it to?

  82. Cohen says:
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    Can only start 2
    Croneworth home vs C.Smith
    Wong home vs Berrios
    McMahon home vs Beuler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, Cronentworth

  83. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Does the Saturday morning round up guy no longer post, or is he off because of the small numbers of games yesterday? Blanking on his name, but extremely funny write ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dan Pants just posted

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Niiiiiice!!

  84. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an NL only, do you prefer Orlando Arcia or Chris Owings at MI?

    In an AL only, do you prefer Bryan Garcia or Julian Merryweather as a desperate attempt to bag SAGNOF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia…Merryweather

  85. Coconut Willie says:
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    Buy Jazz for Taveras or Solak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leody

      • Coconut Willie says:
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        Much appreciated…. you’ve drafted one more team… mine

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I own Margot and Bryan reynolds. Should I drop one of them for David Dahl (I’m prepared … I have an open DL slot for the intermediate term).?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  87. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Which side do you like…

    Muncy or Urshela + India (India is $0 and keepable for $3 if he pans out)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  88. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    It is one start and Mike Minor is stinking up the joint. Would you pick up either of these guys for him:

    Johnny Cueto
    Kohei Arihara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arihara

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks picking him up for $5

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        would you drop Minor or Rich Hill for Arihara?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arihara

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            im asking if you would drop Minor or Hill to get Arihara if yes then which one?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hill

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                thats what i thought and u said start hill at miami

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    then drop him afterthe game

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey, would you drop Hill for Chris Rodriguez

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No

  89. ThE sHiT says:
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    Ke’Bryan leaves game after hurting his left hand sliding back into first on a pickoff attempt because we cant have anything nice…hoping its just a sprain or something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • captain obvious says:
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      Welcome to our world.

  90. krazyivan says:
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    Is there a dip in the amount of quality baseball players in the world? What is happening in Pittsburg and Cleveland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • captain obvious says:
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      They suck. It’s their owners . Might as well add the Rockies cause they have a bad manager and shitty owners.

  91. Thurman says:
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    sixto was dropped in my 12-team mixed league h2h.

    put some faaaaab on him? if so how much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, $6

  92. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    @ Grey

    Wittgren came in for 7th and got knocked around a bit. You still think he might get some save chances or does that usage change things for you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially on Wittgren, I didn’t know when I wrote the post either

  93. SteveNZ says:
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    That will quieten the Wittgren for closer talk for a while *sob*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

  94. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Michael A Taylor homered again today. My last OF is Margot (who is part of Cash’s OF rotation). How reasonable to drop Margot for Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato/schmotato

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I just grabbed Taylor in one league, fwiw

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    It’s only been three days but Leody already feels like a waste of a roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he’s so bad

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Drew a walk and scored. Baby steps!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  96. Cohen says:
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    Grey i got too many closers. Need to drop the two worst?
    Barnes
    Bass
    Montero
    McGee
    Valdez
    Diekman
    Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valdez, Davis

  97. FrankGrimes says:
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    Yordong!
    It’s the new Aushizz…

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      But AuShiz is still AuShiz. Ya can’t have a new AuShiz til the AuShiz aint shiz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Captain Woo Cubano!

  98. krazyivan says:
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    Zach Wheeler getting the “My job’s ain’t a job, it’s a damn good time” award of the day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  99. Lucky Dog says:
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    Silly me – I thought I drafted Yu as my SP1. Clearly it was Burnes this whole time because wow. Filthy. Didn’t even get fancy – just challenged all 3 batters he faced in the 2nd and K’d them all.

    If he can keep this up, he’s gonna push for the NL Cy. He’s putting the ass-tea in nasty.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      5 K’s in a row.

      Just silly. He’s K’d 6 in a row, but Berrios just got 2 gifts.

      OK. now it’s 6 in a row.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So nasty

  100. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    25 points from Wainwright moves me into 1st in the Razz league! With much help from Leody as well. All I have to do is hold on for 6 more months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  101. Stream Weaver says:
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    How much fab on Geraldo Perdomo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        10 team NL only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $4

  102. William Hung says:
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    Clearly still Means > Kikuchi, but wow – def has me considering streaming Kikuchi next time out, which I believe will be against MIN

    Means faces NYY, but I might give that a whirl as well – the problem is that my league counts Ls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would

      • William Hung says:
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        Kikuchi gonna be the in the running for guy you waited for the other shoe to drop but never does, or the guy you are like “i’ll wait one more start to see if I keep him” and you end up having him the whole year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or he has a 4.50 ERA all year and people are like, yeah, he’s okay for Ks

  103. LOLmets says:
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    you are the greatest but andres gimenez, the light hitting number 9 hitter for cleveland aint it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll move up

      • William Hung says:
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        this reminds me of Shane Victorino when I was first reading this site – there was that year this site touted him as a major sleeper and he started the year off in a somewhat part time role/batting low in the lineup – at some point he finally moved up near Rollins and it was Flying Hawaiian from there on

  104. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I know we’re low on Eaton, but is he more interesting batting 2nd than a guy like Hays, Lowe, Arraez? Not great options, just looking for a bench bat. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  105. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, need to drop someone. Can you help me choose out of the following (regardless of position). 10 team roto, 6×6 holds + ops

    Josh Fuentes
    J.D. Davis
    Jared Walsh
    Austin Riley

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh

  106. LOLmets says:
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    you’re not buying mercedes?

    • LOLmets says:
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      i guess unfair comment since he didnt make the lineup on thursday and you wrote this before fridays games. they moved mercedes up to 6th in the order for yesterdays game and that was vs a righty so, feels like he already locked down the everyday dh role especially considering his competition is zach collins.

      • William Hung says:
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        Hopefully he’s not another “Chris Shelton”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At catcher? Why not

  107. Jon says:
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    Looking at a couple of moves – Kikuchi over Heaney, Bassitt, Peralta, Yarbrough or German?

    Valdez or Garcia over Gallegos, May or Bradley? (2xSV+H league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German…Valdez over Bradley

  108. JC says:
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    Need to put my claim in (#2) with three guys on my radar.
    Since we discussed Soroka, DeJong hit the wire. DeJong, Soroka, C Vasquez all look interesting to me. H2h league so not worried about short term results. I have Trea, Polanco, W Castro already so not sure DeJong is a huge upgrade. What say you given this team?

    Garver
    Freeman, Chapman, Abreu
    Albies, Trea, J Polanco
    Springer, Winker, Kepler, Dahl, Pham
    Util: Castro or Wong

    SP: Burnes, Gausman, Plesac, Greinke, , Montas, Eovaldi, Stras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong over Starlin Castro

      • JC says:
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        My fault – Willi Castro not Starlin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Him still

  109. lwomack58 says:
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    Looking at two start pitchers for next week-which one would you go with

    [email protected] Det-Son +2.3
    Adrian [email protected] SF-Son +15.7
    [email protected] TEX-Son+6.8
    Jose De Leon vs Pit-Son 13.1

    Will be dropping Archer. Leaning toward Shoemake or Morejon.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morejon

  110. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have 3 SP going todady and not sure if I should send them today

    Julio Urias LAD @ COL
    Chris Paddack at home vs ARI
    Ohtani at home vs CWS

    The one that scares me is Paddack, but he is at home and ARI is struggling. Should I send them all out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks for the advice as usual

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. LOLmets says:
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    dozier still out, im about to cut him and pick up enrique hernandez whos leading off again. you hate it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  112. Cohen says:
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    Too many closers, whos the drop?
    Garrett
    Barnes
    Bard
    Castillo
    Neris
    Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  113. Steve says:
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    About where does Mercedes fit into your top catchers rankings?

    Is it extremely premature to drop Sean Murphy for him in a 12 team mixed league?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, it’s premature

      • William Hung says:
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        Yermin Mercedes counts as a C in which leagues?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I think I saw him with catcher elig. somewhere, I might be mistaken

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            You are not mistaken. ESPN has him as a catcher.

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              Also, I dropped Murphy as soon as he wasn’t playing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah yeah

  114. Cohen says:
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    Would u stream Rogers at home vs Cards tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  115. hondo says:
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    Start or sit?

    Eflin vs ATL
    German vs TOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks,was debating German since I’ve only seen him pitch in ST games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t look great

  116. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Grey Hola! Another year my friend hope all is well! Would you please rank ros…

    Eflin
    Pablo Lopez
    Means
    Mahle
    Eouvaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ranked in my rankings

  117. DSTEW32 says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Bohm for Vaughn, could use and 1st baseman behind C. Santana and won’t Vaughn have OF designation soon as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bohm

      • Dstew32 says:
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        Great, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Romano pitches the 8th as Jays want him against the top of the order. Looks like Merryweather will get the 9th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looking like the closer

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Well, they’re claiming they’ll use who they think is right for the matchup. But Merryweather looks like he could do the job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, looks great

  119. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Im thinking of trading Xander Bogaerts ($29) for Corey Seager ($28). Would you make that deal?

    • captain obvious says:
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      They are ranked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  120. Brett says:
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    Cease or Trevor Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease

  121. Brett says:
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    I’m in a 11 team with category for saves and holds. Prefer merryweather or Reyes? Leaning Merryweather as his sp eligibility allows me to play an extra reliever.

    Would you try to get both? My current relievers are bass Garrett pagan Gallegos May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, both, lose GAllegos

  122. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Ohtani is batting for himself tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw yeah

  123. William Hung says:
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    Dang what happened to Paddack’s control?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks so whatever

      • William Hung says:
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        hopefully start #2 is better

  124. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – would you swap your $0 Riley for your pick of Dejong or Sixto?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  125. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Small friends league – 6 team standard roto.

    I have an offer of Trea Turner for my Yelich.

    Take Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        I agree. Also think Turner’s RBI totals will be comparable to Yelich if he continues to hit 2nd or 3rd in what I think is a dangerous Nats lineup.

  126. SteveNZ says:
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    It was still a great start but why send Urias out there again at all if you’re going to yank him as soon as he gives up a hit?

    I got brave and started him haha. How did he look?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked awesome

      • SteveNZ says:
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        *Swoon*

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          Be happy they let him go so deep into the game

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Yeah, he was super efficient. 79 pitches, 59 for strikes.

  127. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    If MLB releases info on every hammy strain and tendon tear, why is the covid status of these Nationals’ players a state secret?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber is biggest name with it

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        …Insert fat joke…

  128. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    OF is a disaster. I know both aren’t really roster-relevent in a 12-team league, but Mullins or Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mullins

  129. Brett says:
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    How aggressive would you bid on merryweather in a league with category for holds and one for saves. Can only play 5 relievers but merryweather has sp eligibility so I could play an extra reliever. 11 team league 100 faab budget

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      $13

  130. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    My bench consists of three infielders: France; Croneworth; and Jonathan India. Which one should I drop?

  131. FrankGrimes says:
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    Prolly India

  132. Brett says:
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    Kepler or Bryan Reynolds?

  133. letsgobravos says:
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    Ohtani crushed a homer on the first pitch he saw in the 1st inning and is dealing 101mph heat. Unreal.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Yep wish I had him.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        At 115.2 mph, Ohtani’s homer is the hardest hit ball of the statcast era by an Angel. It was .2 mph harder than Trout’s hardest. It’s the hardest hit ball of this season thus far and he also has the fastest pitch thrown by anyone at 100.6.

  134. letsgobravos says:
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    Jesus H….

    Ohtani gets the K he needed to get out of a huge jam in the 5th and 2 runs score on the ball getting away from the catch and Ohtani gets hammered at the play at the plate and may be injured. FML.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      Olney just tweeted that the Angels staff told him Ohtani is fine. That sound is me breathing a sigh of relief given that I have him as a pitcher and/or hitter on most of my teams.

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