Josh Hamilton was acquired by the Rangers as originally reported by Dan Pants on Saturday.  Gammons, Dan Pants, Heyman, that’s the top three most quoted baseball reporters.  Dan Pants is a bit more optimistic than me for Hamilton’s return to the Land of Spurs, Twinkie-frying and hats with gigantism.  I wouldn’t own Hamilton unless I had a free DL spot and don’t expect much from him.  I’ve chimed this triangle before, but have you recently seen Brett Butler?  She looks like she’s 89 years old.  She’s 57.  Have you seen Lohan recently?  She looks like she’s 50; she’s 28.  Haley Joel Osment just looks awful, I don’t know if he was an addict.  Addicts age poorly.  Hamilton, 33, has the body of a 60-year-old.  Breaking down left and right just getting out of bed.  He says he’ll be back in a few weeks, but he’ll go down to another injury, and then when the doctor goes to prescribe something, Hamilton won’t be able to take it due to his addictions and he’ll be back on the DL.  It’s a feel-good story (if the only other stories you’ve ever heard involve Amanda Bynes), but I wouldn’t bother.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (1 BB), 5 Ks vs. the Rangers.  Three things went through my mind during his start in quick succession.  1) Now I have to pick him up. 2) Relief that he was already picked up.  3) There is no 3.  He has too much talent to let him sit on waivers, but, even though his next start is vs. the Asstros, I wouldn’t trust him to not go out and give up five earned in three innings.  I.e., Taijuanna make me want to throw my computer out the window.

Adam Ottavino – Hit the DL with triceps inflammation.  That’s not good news for Ottavino or the Rockies who will now be turning to John Axford, The Oh-You-Ax’d-For-It Man.  His nickname is about as clunky as he is in the ninth.  Of course, SAGNOF, so I’d own him everywhere.  I even grabbed Rafael Betancourt in one league, just in case the Rockies get more than they Ax for.

Justin Morneau – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  How is he not on the Yankees?  Not rhetorical!

Chase Anderson – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Well, he had a good xFIP!  *slowly backs out of the room, unintentionally enters room with more angry fantasy baseballers*  Hey, fellas.  If I had room, I’d try to hold Anderson because he was pretty unlucky yesterday.  Of course, that’s not always an option.

Brandon McCarthy – Torn UCL, out for the year, Tommy John surgery likely, new Lamborghini for Dr. James Andrews probable.   A voice rings out from a mother’s basement, “But he had a great strikeout to walk ratio!!!”  His likely fill-in, Mike Bolsinger, whose proper name is Jock Strap, is worth grabbing in most leagues deeper than 14-team.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, as he bats in the eight hole.  Hey, at least he’s batting, right, Alex Guerrero?

Yimi Garcia – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks as he pitched the 8th in a game that was a save situation at the time.  I give up; you win, Mattingly.  You’ve dumbed me to death.

Carl Crawford – Left yesterday’s game with tightness in his side.  You’d think that would open a spot for Guerrero in the outfield, but your first mistake is thinking.

Hunter Pence – Week away from BP.  Is he on the shoulder somewhere?  Cause there’s a BP about three blocks from me.  If he wants, I can just mail him gas.  *intern whispers in my ear* Turns out he’s a week away from batting practice.

Nori Aoki – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal, hitting .309.  Nori, are you Aoki, are you Aoki, are you Aoki, Nori?

Justin Verlander – Confirmed to have a strained triceps after a 2nd opinion.  It’s going on about three weeks he’s been out and he’s only up to his 2nd opinion?  I once walked out of the eye doctor’s office with pink eye and asked the parking lot attendant if my eye looked red.  Two opinions in five minutes.  That wasn’t even my record.  Once my general practitioner said I was in good health and the nurse walked in and I said, “Do I look like I’m in good health to you?”  She nodded.  That was two opinions in less than a minute!

Jose Iglesias – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer, hitting .397, and now batting in the two-hole.  He’s having an April to remember!  There’s something you here a lot in baseball circles.  Maybe those aren’t circles, but diamonds.  Maybe with Iglesias it’s crosses.  Potatoes to chips, I don’t know where it’s coming from, but I wish I owned him.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .303.  You could put Hernan Perez in the Tigers lineup and he would hit.  Okay, not really, but everyone else.

Danny Santana – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting in the nine hole.  Dannys is an oh-for-three away from us bidding him a ‘parting is such sweet relief from your sorry ass.”

Devin Mesoraco – Pinch-hit on Sunday then sat out on Monday.  Are the Reds abstaining from DL’ing him until there’s socialized medicine?

Homer Bailey – Hit the DL with an elbow ligament sprain, which usually means Tommy John surgery.   Bailey homeranging back and forth to the DL is prolly what is costing Mesoraco.  Healthcare doesn’t grow on trees (unless you’re a pygmy and your doctor’s office is in a treehouse).

Jason Marquis – 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Two words:  Versus Brewers.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-1, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, his fourth homer, and three walks.  The Joey Votto Cycle!

Joey Votto – 0-for-5, 2 Ks.  The Jay Bruce cycle!

Todd Frazier – 0-for-1, 3 runs, 3 BBs, 2 SBs.  The Todd Frazier recycled from 2014!

Ryan Braun – On Sunday, he sat out due to a physical issue not related to his thumb.  Then yesterday, he sat out with an issue not related to Sunday’s unrelated issue.  He’s got more unrelated issues than my coffee table.

Jimmy Nelson – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Member Scarface said he couldn’t have kids with Michelle Pfeiffer because her womb was polluted?  The entire Brewers organization’s womb is polluted.  Get them all off your team.  There’s listeria running through their pitcher’s arms and they are polluting your entire fantasy team’s water supply.  Shut off the water at its source!

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .312.  Is it me (it’s not me) or does Segura hit much better from the top of the order?  It’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Like having the last name Albright and being your North Star.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  He did you a favor by not looking incredible.  Giving you one more chance to trade for him with some schmohawk that has more name value.  Zimmermann for McHugh?  Don’t mind if I do.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .300.  Even more remarkable (if that first part was at all remarkable), Lowrie’s batting cleanup and it makes sense.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  As soon as the riots cancelled the Baltimore game, it was officially a short schedule day, and time for Rasmus to shine.

James Shields – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  The Shields of Targaryen, the father of Ks, the James of Padresfell, the Myers of Wil, the Middle of Brooks, the Yonders of over there.

Yangervis Solarte – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  The spirit of the hot schmotato lives inside all of us, but mostly just Yangervis.

Devon Travis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Overheard at Fenway yesterday, “Hey, has Pedroia been tanning?”

Jose Reyes – Hit the DL with a cracked rib.  He tried to play through it, but Reyes doesn’t play through injuries.  He accumulates new injuries.  Too bad for the Jays, that leaves a gaping hole at the top of their lineup.  Oh wait, I’m getting goose-pimplies.  That hole is cemented over by Travis.  *histrionically fans self*  I think I need to sit down.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Joe Kelly 6 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I watched this game yesterday, mostly because of Heaven Travis, but I inadvertently saw Sanchez and Kelly, and I expected to like Sanchez, but, I must say, interjection, I left being more impressed by Kelly.  I had no idea he could hit 97 MPH regularly, then I looked at his velocity charts and he didn’t used to.  His velocity has gone up a mile per hour this year on his fastball.  His K/9 is 10.7 and his xFIP is 3.07, which are both outstanding.  I don’t trust him completely because we’re in uncharted territory for him, but I would grab him in all leagues where I was hurting for pitching to see where it took me.

Miguel Castro – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and has struggled in four of his last five appearances, which is a lot more struggling than Brett Cecil has done.  Did someone say Rafael Soriano is ready to go?  Sorry, I got this internship with Boras, and it’s required.  John Gibbons said if there was a save situation last night, Cecil would’ve closed.  Okay, technically, there was a save situation last night.  Never the hoo!  I’d own Cecil and Castro.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  He left the game early with neck soreness after making a diving catch.  Up until last night, it wasn’t clear Pablo had a neck.

Trevor Bauer – Will start today after battling food poisoning.  For what it’s worth, the Indians’ clubhouse janitor said Bauer’s newfound control didn’t make its way into the bathroom.

Corey Kluber – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Kluber’s done all he can do.  Now it’s up to you to buy low on him.  Quickly, before his next game.

Mike Moustakas – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  I saw his last name and I almost wrote Moistasskiss.  I have no idea what that means, but I’m just tossing it out that it’s good.  Moustakas shouldn’t be the two-hole hitter, he should be the three hitter!  The Clown Prince of Suckass has finally come of age.  Long live the Moustakas!

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-4, 1 run and 3 steals.  Ugh, I was so close to streaming him for one day, but I had no one to sit.  #firstplaceteamproblems

Max Scherzer – Start pushed back a few days due to his swollen thumb.  That also has made his Fonzie impersonation look ridiculous.

Jason Heyward – Sat out yesterday due to tweaking his groin.  TMI!

Adam Wainwright – Will have Achilles surgery this week.  If the doctor performing the surgery is reading the Iliad, run the hell out of there!

Gregory Polanco – Scratched with a tight groin.  What did he scratch with?  Maybe I don’t want to know.

Jason Hammel – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.55.  Between him and Lance Lynn, there’s a tight race between the number one starter that no one wants until they actually own one.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 5th steal.  Hey, it’s no sweat off my ‘stache if you don’t own him.

Domonic Brown – When he’s done rehabbing, he might be sent to the minors.  With outfielders on the major league roster of Odubel, Sizemore and Francoeur, Sandberg likely said he wanted to send Brown to the minors because he thought he was looking at a minor league team.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Ugh, he gives me serious waiveredlust.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks vs the Cards.  This was like when a new job has you come in and work for two weeks before they give you the job.  The Cards will be calling Hamels shortly to tell him how he did.

Carlos Ruiz – 4-for-4, 2 runs.   He did it with *pinkie to mouth* roo-ease.

Chase Utley – 0-for-4, hitting .113.  In related news, the Phillies could make a lot of glue if they wanted to.

Yunel Escobar – Left yesterday’s game after Andrelton spiked him on a slide.  Andrelton tried to mend Yunel’s hand with his regenerating lizard tongue, but Yunel wasn’t having any of Andrelton’s home planet crap.

Doug Fister – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 3.28 vs. Eric Stults 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  This is the first time that Fister has gone against Eric Stults since the porn adaption of his hit movie:  Mask, The Rocky Penis Story.

Kelly Johnson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Who has more value:  Kelly Johnson or Aramis?  I’m asking for a friend.

Jake McGee – Cleared for a rehab assignment and aiming for an early-May return.  Hopefully he gets through Cinco de Mayo in rehab.  That’s gotta be tough.

Alex Colome – Will return to the Rays’ rotation this weekend.  He’s got solid stuff (94 MPH-ish on the fastball), but struggles with his control (4+ BB/9).  In some deeper leagues, I could see taking the flyer, because he does have the ability to strikeout out hitters.  I looked to add Colome on a few teams, but I just didn’t have room.  Again, #firstplaceteamproblems

Adam Warren – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  I clicked on his name, looking at his player page, expecting to see a lot of great peripherals, and I closed that browser window thinking about how last night’s start was against the Rays.

Brian McCann – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Every night a different Yankee comes through.  Tom Brokaw said it best, they’re the greatest generation.

Dillon Gee – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Gee, not bad.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .174.  I’ve never been a fan of Murphy, and now it’s like the entire world is seeing him through my eyes.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .316, and near-.400 in the last week, and has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, and you still don’t care.  Forget that you didn’t own him until today.  Today, is the rest of your life together with Lagares.  It’s Juanuary 1st, and don’t drop the ball.

Jarred Cosart – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 2.49.  His K/9 is down to 4.29, which is laughably Radke.  But tis tis don’t fear the bliss bliss, the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, and I could see streaming him.

Steve Cishek – 1 IP, 3 ER, 2nd blown save and ERA is up to 11.37.  Whenever I hear Cishek, I think it sounds like the sample from Double Dutch Bus that Missy Elliott used in her song, Gossip Folks.  With that in mind, when I pull up Cishek’s WHIP, pitches look like shizz.  When he enters the game, I’m gripping these curbs.  Skuur, did ya heard?  I swear that rhymes when she says it.  Cishek is having velocity problems and can’t-get-no-one-out problems.  Even if the Marlins go to a new closer, it’ll likely be a committee, but I did attempt to add A.J. Ramos in some leagues.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Activated from paternity leave, then was dumped from his team.  This sounds like a mash-up of Moneyball and Kramer vs. Kramer.

  1. Z says:
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    I couldn’t have described my thoughts on Taijuan Walker any better. Honestly, that’s exactly how I feel about him too, except I owned him for his first three starts, unfortunately. Awesome stuff per usual!

    • emporers monkey says:
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      @Z: I haven’t had Tampon Walker on my team for weeks and my ERA is still walking bow-legged.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @emporers monkey: I would never have cut Walker, his stuff is just to good. He had a couple of bad stats and now he is starting to dominate..He will only get better..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: Thanks!

  2. Fister Furbush says:
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    Fantastic write up yet again

  3. emporers monkey says:
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    So glad I have enough closers that I can just dump Cishek on my bench and hope he loses the job for good so I can drop him. Already tried to trade him but everyone is wise to how goddamned bad he is.

    • burningbridges247 says:
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      @emporers monkey: After that blow up last night, I grabbed Ramos quick, fast, and in a hurry. He should get a shot at it, but who really knows.

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    How are you? Nice to have that hashtag!

    a. Jimmy put me in a full nelson last night. Hopefully he can recover enough from the painful start and put in at least one good one, thus reducing the full nelson to a half nelson.

    b. Sorry, had to chase away Chase too. Hopefully he can also do my team a favor and pitch better in his second start this week.

    Already looking at next week, that’s how bad this week is.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: B. I hear ya, hard to hold onto struggling guys when there’s lots on waivers

  5. Matt says:
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    1) Evan Gattis was dropped. Drop Devon Mesoraco for him? He’s healthy and easier to spell.
    2) On a scale of 1 to 10, how much would I hate myself for dropping Brian Dozier for Alex Guerrero?
    3) There is no 3), only thanks!

    • Miles says:
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      @Matt: no way you drop Dozier. Guerrero gets like 4 ABs a week

    • bigbear says:
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      @Matt: I think the waiveredlust will be there for both. Someone dropped Dozier in a 16 team league and I’m hoping (doubting) my claim will go through. I’ve stashed Guerrero in both a 16 and 12 teamer. He’s almost 3B eligible in Yahoo too. I’m with Grey though, Mattingly is frustratingly horrible. But the Dodgers have had some OF injuries this year and Uribe has had his issues too, so Guerrero has received some starts (beyond pinch hitting) by default.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with MP

    • Ralph says:
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      @Matt: If this is a 4 team league you can drop Dozier.

  6. Z says:
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    Would you mind ranking Juan Lugares, Avisail Garcia, and Jake Marisnick ROS? Avisail has been getting really tempting to drop. Thanks!

    • Miles says:
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      @Z: I’d put Lagares first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: Agree with MP

  7. scott steelers says:
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    Devon Travis 6th* homerun. God that little man is amazing. So excited he’s staying in the 2 hole even with Bautista back

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: you think he’s the real deal or a sell high candidate. I have rendon coming back soon

        • Ralph says:
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          @Jay: Rendon has had a set back. I’m holding.

  8. Long Bawls says:
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    Speaking of mom’s basement, isn’t your podcast called The Basement Tapes?

    And, uch, Cecil and Castro, horrid, and I say this as an owner. I dub them C+C Music Factory: That Third Album When You Didn’t Even Know They Had a Second Album.

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    Your thoughts on Bautista’s health?

    I was offered a trade of his Bautista for my Brantley and Harvey. 12 Team, H2H, R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG, OPS, QS, SV, ERA, B/9, H/9, K/9

    The power for my team is just not there, and I’m worried that Brantley is going to be a great hitter with little power this year.

    C – Mesoracco
    1B – Frazier
    2B – Zobrist (DL)
    3B – Bryant
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Trout
    OF – Harper
    OF – Brantley
    UTL – Alvarez
    BCH – Teixeira
    BCH – Span

    SP – Harvey
    SP -Arrieta
    SP – Wacha
    SP – Martinez
    RP – Davis
    RP – Miller
    RP – Boxberger
    BCH – Greene
    BCH – Paxton
    BCH – Walker
    DL – Cain
    DL – Fernandez

    I (maybe foolishly) believe My pitching is the best in the league and was hoping to turn some of it into HR power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @breadbaker: I’d take Bautista, but it’s just fair

  10. Robert says:
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    Pulled off this trade today 5×5 league 10 team league(weekly), traded Mark Texitera and Shane Greene for Stephen Strasburg. The ulitmate sell high trade, guy had Jon Lester also, asked for Lester he wanted to get rid of Strasburg. Love it! Great write up as usual.

  11. So would you trade, say, Zimmermann to get McHugh? <– kidding.

    I do have a couple of serious questions:

    1. Do you think Ottiviano gets the job back when he comes off the DL?

    2. More complicated: I've got multiple base stealers (Rajai, Aoki, Revere, Kipnis) and even with Miggy, Rizzo, Upton, Cespedes, Snider I'm falling behind in the power categories. Should I:

    a. Hold; it's early and those guys will start to hit for power.
    b. Drop one of the speed guys for someone like Oswalkdo Arcia, Khris Davis, Steve Pearce, Alvarez?
    c. Try to come up with a deal that involves losing a speedy OF and gets me a power hitter? If this is the answer, any buy-low suggestions? Moss? Springer? Trumbo?

    3. How does it feel to have #firstplaceteamproblems? My best team is spinning its wheels in 3rd since the third or fourth day of the season.

    Thanks!

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Enrique: 1. Depends how Ax, etc. are pitching. 2. It is early. But if you can put together a trade for any of those guys, do it. (but who’s going to trade you Revere for Moss?) Springer steals a decent amount, too. I’d also want Alvarez or K. Davis over Snider.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Agree with Bawls… 3. It’s early

      • @Long Bawls: @Grey: Thanks, guys. Moss was actually dropped a few days ago and then someone dropped Pearce for him.

        I think I’d have to make a 2-for-2 deal, but of Rajai, Aoki, and Revere, who do you guys think is the low guy on the totem pole? Aoki, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rajai if a starter, if bench guy Aoki

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem… Watched a documentary on Chef Massimo from Modena last night… Ever been to his place?

  12. Miles says:
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    Grey, I’m guessing it takes a little longer to get an opinion on a strained triceps than asking a parking attendant if you have pink eye. just saying

  13. Vitruvius says:
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    I’m almost positive everyone in my league is using Razzball. Of course, no one is going to say anything about it.

  14. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    just came into 20 team league with 7-9 keepers with no round cost. after some tinkering i have this roster (i grabbed it since the offense is so sick). 2 NA’s, added OPS/XBH/holds/QS. Mike thought i’d be best off with those prospects as 8th and 9th keepers rather than grabbing the best left of NA types that might be up this year like moya/meyer (MIN).
    vogt
    moobs
    cano
    carpenter
    desmond
    cargo 1
    jones
    ellsbury
    util segura
    BN heyward
    NA dahl
    NA a-jax (SEA, the good one upcoming)
    SP annabelle/phelps/j-zimm/lohse/kazmir/shoemaker/fiers/lyles
    RP (room for 5) tolleson/farquhar/cook/c.torres/ziegler
    DL – hawkins (he was only RP on this team when i took it over)

    drop lohse/lyles for any of these: CC/feldman/koehler/karns/marquis/masterson or just drop lohse or lyles for a stream spot? I threw away ethier and worse BN bats to fill up P slots for RP but clearly offense isn’t a problem like pitching is here.

  15. Spammerjay says:
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    My dad used to tell us when we were kids that BP stood for ‘big potty’ .

  16. Miles says:
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    Joe Kelly has back-to-back 5 ER games. you sure this is a time to run and grab him in all leagues? yikes. next week he pitches in Toronto

  17. Miles says:
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    would you try trading Tanaka for Kluber?

    • @Miles: I would not, as I M a huge Yankee fan. I also think Tanaka will be fine and I think Kluber is not nearly as good as he was last year..

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Miles: yeah, and invite me to that league.

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Miles: I would gladly unload Tanaka for Kluber.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Miles: Do It

    • Hawk says:
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      @Miles:

      2014: Tanaka started healthy, had a string of 17 straight great starts. He didn’t make it through July.
      2015: Tanaka started with a partial tear in his elbow and had two bad starts followed by two great starts.

      Does that mean Tanaka is back?
      Is he going to alternate between great and bad starts?

      I don’t know the answer. If I could get a bad Kluber (who’s not injured that we know of) for an inconsistent Tanaka (who we know is injured), I’d do it.

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        @Hawk: there’s been ONE pitcher that anybody here has EVER heard of with injury boss tanaka has that has put up a season comparable with his good season(s), one year of holliday so Grey has said did this. that leaves EVERY other pitcher to have gotten worse, often so much so that they would’ve been disgraceful listed even if they weren’t hurt. Those are the facts jack. Conclusions based on logic seem fairly one sided here.

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          @goodfold2: that should read halliday. doc halliday

  18. With Homer going down and the Reds not having much to offer as a replacement, do they do the right thing and stretch out Cingrani to take Homers spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Raisel would be my guess, but Cingrani would be great news since I own him

  19. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Three of the following:

    Hughes, Wood, Hutchison, Greene, Volquez

    Who we got?

      • Shoop da Whoop says:
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        @Hawk: Alex. He’s hanging out with Dan Haren, Scott Feldman, and Mark Buehrle in contact rate. Not interested in waiting to see if he can find his command eventually, was hoping someone could talk me out of dumping him.

  20. Wilson says:
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    Drop Ottavino if my DL slot is not enough?
    About when Ottavino will be back? Thanks.

    • @Wilson: I drop him if you have no room..He could be out a few weeks with that type of injury..

    • Miles says:
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      @Wilson: how much value is an injured Rockies closer? he was an injury replacement as it was

      • burningbridges247 says:
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        @Miles: He was absolutely dominant before he got injured. I don’t care WHAT park he’s in, if he comes back truly healthy, he is worth the stash if you can. The big question is if he comes back healthy or if this will linger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Depends on league depth

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: 10-team league

        • Scott says:
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          @Wilson: Probably not then.

  21. Wilson says:
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    Rumors about Papelbon’s trade, should we pick Giles if Uehara blows up games again?

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Wilson: I am wondering the same thing… Giles was just dropped in my league.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Wilson: Giles has been so inconsistent so far. Keep watching, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: If you have room for Giles, sure

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        I can make room if he is going to be a closer. Ha.

        How long could it be happen in your guess?

  22. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    might finally be time, even in a dynasty. still not dropping choo, yet.
    with crawford dropped vargas for van slyke and gyorko for forsythe. worried forscythe loses playing time when franklin gets back?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: noticing the complete lack of 2B out there that are starters if i hold gyorko grab forsythe or van slyke first with my vargas drop? franklin has been stashed. scooter and r.flaherty are available when they come back.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: i recently dropped coghlan for inciarte in this league. also have gyorko and vargas as bench bats. would’ve dropped vargas for smoak, till i saw that smoak didn’t start with bautista back (and if bautista is playing hurt, which he is he’ll stay at DH for a while). i would’ve dropped gyorko for forsythe, but i’m worried when franklin comes back he steals job there.
        1. if r.flaherty and scooter are only starting 2B available, still drop gyorko for logan?
        2. vargas drop for which of van slyke (should be starting now)/smoak/rasmus

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Yes 2. Smoak

  23. Lost Reyes last night..Need a 2B/SS replacement..These guys are available who you like for the next 2+ weeks to fill in for Reyes..

    Odubel
    Drew
    Holt
    Owings
    K. Johnson
    B. Miller
    Ever Cab
    Aybar
    Coghlan
    Utley

    cheers

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: what site has coghlan as a 2B? probably owings or miller. unless you need steals more then odubal

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @The Harrow: CBS has him at 2B..In our league you need one game at a position in season to qualify..

    • Miles says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Kelly Johnson is a hot mashing potato right now. why not take a chance for a couple weeks

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Miles: Not a bad idea..IM looking a player that does strikeout a lot, as K’s are minus one in my H2H points league

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: after checking out all these guys and a few more I think Odubel is my man, been hitting well for the last 3 weeks and he hits 2nd, most of the others bat much lower in their lineups..

      • Cram It says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Hey, way to do research on your own and make a decision based on the facts before you. Really proud of you picking up this whole fantasy baseball thing. You’re sure to be a champion soon enough!

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Cram It: Why thank you for the kind words Mister It..LOL

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: thanks, that is what I decided after looking at all my options..

  24. Jordan73 says:
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    Now that Iglesias is in the top of the lineup, I’m tempted to grab him. I would have to drop Addison Russell to grab him, though. Jed Lowrie is also an option to pick up. If it factors in your decision, it’s an OBP league. What say you, Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Jordan73: addison.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jordan73: I keep Russell

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jordan73: Here is an update on Jed:

      Jed Lowrie will fly to Houston on Tuesday to undergo an MRI on his right thumb.
      Lowrie hurt the thumb when he slid into home plate in the eighth inning on Monday. It was swollen and sore after the game, but there should more clarity about his status at some point Tuesday. The 31-year-old is off to a strong start at the plate, with a .300/.432/.567 batting line with four home runs and 10 RBI over 18 games.

      Source: Astros.mlb.comApr 28 – 8:12 AM

  25. Keith says:
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    Kluber dealing w the Verducci effect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keith: Kluber’s not a candidate for that, if that existed

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Keith: Hope not, but stay tuned. Anyone want to trade for him in our Razzball Fantasy Soccer Sympathizers league?

      • Keith says:
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        @SallyCips: He went from 160 innings to 235. His velocity is down a little over a mph and he’s throwing 80% fastballs. This guys is going to crash and burn.

        • Shoop da Whoop says:
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          @Keith: His velocity is down .5 MPH, not a full MPH, and his contact rate is even better than it was last season. His increased fastball usage is due to throwing his cutter more frequently, which by any result based measure is leagues better than his sinker.

  26. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey are you OKI !?

    nice one ,,, loved it ,,, he’s a smooth-cream-stealer !

    no WORDS on Springer 3SBs?

    how about that:
    my expendables are
    batters: Castellanos, Yas-not-many, Monkey Marcel
    pitchers: Shoemaker, Eovaldi, …Otta

    TJ and Chase avb , and were on my team … at some point
    i’ll wait for Shoemy next start tomorrow and then decide
    is Captain Eo droppable for TJ, or Chase, … Colome is also avb…or stash HEaney? will he come soon?

    Hold on Yasmani?
    Hold on Ozuna, alive once in a while?
    Drop Castellanos, utility not util

    avb batters: OF: Span, Aoki, Lagares,
    IF: Texeira, JLowrie, BMoss, Freese, KJohnson, Asche, Lind, Butt-ler

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Nick: I’d drop Yasmani for Moobs if that is what you are asking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Guess agree with Featherbottom

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nick: grab moss and butler dump Castellanos and tomas

      • Ralph says:
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        @J-FOH: Agree with J-Foh

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick:

      Grabbed Moss for Castellàn today,

      Tomàs and Shoemy can wait a day or 2…who knows
      then add Colome, Chase Anderson, …

      Cingrani is moving up ,,, drop Captain Eo for him as i lost Otta? (sv & holds league)

  27. rick says:
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    Have 2 SS, Castro and Segura, and Pollock. Should I drop one for Marisnick?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @rick: I’d hold

  28. Matt says:
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    Lagares, Fowler, or Garcia ROS.

  29. I b Teheran it up! says:
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    Travis has to be best FA pickup in fantasy so far… hands down!!…. Souza or Lagares? H2H weekly pts league

  30. Matt says:
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    Archie Bradley, Edison Volquez, or Joe Kelly ROS?

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Also add Hughes and Rodon into that mix.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Matt: Hughes

  31. frustrated in canada says:
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    Working on this potential blockbuster:
    I give E5 and Bautista. I get Two empty roster spots. Who wins?
    These 2 bums are threatening the single season ticker tease record and its still April.

  32. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Harper and qualls or cano (20 teams)? Thx!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Kiss a Bum: Harper

  33. Chris says:
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    Trout, Wade Davis, Miguel Castro for Cano, Harvey, Carpenter and Joc Pederson. Too much for Trout?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Chris: Trout side

      • Nojangles says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: if you’re getting trout take it. He’s stealing like a mad man right now.

  34. JVanSlyke says:
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    In a holds league I own Osuna, Castro, shaw and Allen. All are killing my whip and era…Should I drop any of those for Cecil?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JVanSlyke: I’d hold

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JVanSlyke: Shaw

  35. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Rollins for Segura? Thanks and keep up the good work.

  36. Knighttown says:
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    Great write up!

    Tulo, Fher, Heyward, Ryan Zimmerman Vs

    a Jones/ Castro/Pineda/Chris Davis

    Which side in a 13 team daily 5×5

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Knighttown: Tulo side

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Knighttown: Jones side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knighttown: Pretty fair, depends on needs… I’d lean Jones

  37. Swfcdan says:
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    Pickup Hammel for Paredes, Fatt or T-Wats?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Swfcdan: T Wats

  38. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Asked JB last night, would appreciate any other thoughts: limited moves (20/yr, I’ve got 18 left) 9×7 10-tm H2H.

    1. Think Cishek turns it around? It’s a NetSV league so he’s killing me extra, but Hld also count so he could lose the job and still have value.
    2. Think D. Travis keeps it up?

    Contemplating using 2 more moves to drop Cishek and Shoemaker and add Travis and Salazar.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I make those two moves..

        • Steve Stevenson says:
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          @Jay: I mean yeah, they’re both obvious moves in a vacuum, but I’m a little wary of only having 16 moves left for the remaining 21.5 weeks of the season. You need flexibility for injuries, and it helps to have as many as possible in your pocket for the playoffs too. I’m already down Yelich and Puig, and now have just enough bats to fill out my lineup (after using a move on Aoki, who was the best LF available at the time). If Travis settles in as a top-15 rather than top-5 2B and/or Shoe reverts to what Grey projected and gives me 85% of Salazar’s value, then I’m better off holding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’d do those moves, then you need to chill on moves

  39. So Jimmy Nelson is deemed oolluted. I need to hold all but one of these bums. That may be harsh. Please rank with your gut 6×6 with QS. Or just throw one dude out to make it short and sweet
    Jimmy Nelson
    Y. Vetura
    J.Paxton
    Shoemaker
    D.Duffy

  40. Nojangles says:
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    shields/Travis/moustakas/and avisail for Rendon and archer?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Nojangles: Archer side

  41. Knighttown says:
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    Looking for pitching.

    Trade Wil Myers for Kluber?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Knighttown: LOL, if you can get Kluber for Myers go for it..doubt you can can pull that off without adding something with Myers..

    • Nojangles says:
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      @Knighttown: I would prefer kluber.

    • Keith says:
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      @Knighttown: I’m not touching Kluber this year. He threw way too many bullets last year. Just look at his innings increase. I think you’d be better targeting deGrom or Arrieta if you can get them.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Knighttown: Myers

      • steven says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F:

        What’s your thought process on this one 1 F? I was surprised by your response.

  42. chuckles says:
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    Drop Werth for Fowler? I have plenty of power and need some legs. Not sure if Werth is going to come around or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  43. Nojangles says:
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    Would you pick up walker, kelly, or hammel?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Nojangles: I’d go Walker

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nojangles: Kelly

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nojangles: hanmel. His walk rate is very low, usually is, and won’t hurt your whip if he does give up runs.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nojangles: Hope this helped ha ha

  44. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Anybody liking Tim Hudson this year? Maybe one good year left?

  45. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Offerred Archer for Kluber… Let’s see if that is accepted.

    Moving forward, you prefer Fowler or Melky Cabrera?

    Gracias!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Chris: Fowler

    • steven says:
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      @Chris:

      that will likely be accepted. might have tried with a lesser SP first?

  46. Gareth says:
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    Got 3 guys on the DL. who’s the drop?

    Pence
    Zobrist
    Ottavino

    Also – Mike Morse droppable for streamers?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Gareth: Otto, drop Morse and stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Zobrist…Yes, Morse is droppable

  47. GREG says:
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    Salzar, Francisco Rodriguez, Brandon Moss, Pardes, Werth, Utley and Mauer are all available.

    Should I drop Cishek, Bruce Holt, and Pagan for any please put a couple in order – points league.
    Also have Carlos Rodon that I don’t use. (like my 8th pitcher in a 9starts a week league)

    • GREG says:
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      @GREG:

      @malicious?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @GREG: I Like Salazar, drop Chisneck for him..

    • Jay says:
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      @GREG: I’d grab Salazar and krod.

    • Ralph says:
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      @GREG: get Salazar, KRod, Moss — drop all three of your guys

  48. BulinWall says:
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    Drop Danny Santana for Iglesias?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @BulinWall: Sure

    • SallyCips says:
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      @BulinWall: Hmm…depends on if you want the hottie now or ROS. I still like Danny more, and even though he was dropped to 9th he produced and is 6 for his last 20, which could be better, but def better than he was doing.

  49. Jay says:
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    Drop Phil Hughes for hammel?

    Who you like best
    Colome shoemaker or Marco Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Nope…Colome

  50. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Need SP, have CI to spare.

    Is it reasonable to offer my Hosmer and Ross for Kluber?

  51. ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. How do we feel about starting Travis Wood at home tonight vs. Pirates?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @ernie: start him

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @ernie: After further review, I think I keep Wood on the bench for today..

      Travis Wood has struggled badly against the Pirates at Wrigley Field, going 0-5 with a 5.28 ERA in six starts.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: none of those starts was this year though, right? hasn’t it already been pointed out that t.wood is doing something different this year?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @ernie: I wouldnt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ernie: Depends on the league

    • Ralph says:
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      @ernie: Pirates have been meh so far. I’m starting him in a 10-tm 30-man H2H league where we use QS and IP as categories. Of course, I got hammered by Chase Anderson and Miguel Castro yesterday, so yeah…

  52. Hack-E says:
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    Grey and friends,

    I’m looking to shake up my team and have a bit of flexibility… Streamer slot, Dannys Antana’s corpse and Ottavino to DL, so potentially 3 roster spots open

    A. Pickup L. Martin, Fowler or Marsinick?

    B. Would u rather have either L. Martin/Fowler/Marsinick than D, Santana or Revere in OF?

    C. Would u rather have Duda/Teixeira/Lind than Morneau or Morales at 1B?

    D. Would u rather have Betances/Y. Garcia in an RP slot to sharpen ratios and get Ks rather than a bad closer like Feliz?

    Thank you

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Hack-E: A. Marsinick…B. Marsinick/Leonys over both… C. Duda… D. Betances (More likely to get save opps)

  53. jack says:
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    Zimmerman for Harvey? With the news of 30 starts?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @jack: Yes

    • Ralph says:
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      @jack: in either case yes — if it is really Zimmerman (Ryan) and not Zimmermann (Jordan) — do it fast!

  54. Handy afterall says:
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    thanks for the laughs, grey. Give Alex wood for mchugh? Wood seems water-damaged

    • nojangles says:
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      @Handy afterall: @Handy afterall: i agree this guys been garbage. it’s still really early but his k’s make me feel like i own a worse version of kyle lohse 3 years ago.

      i’m going to try for the same trade but expect to have zero interest back. alex wood, IMO, kind of flew under the radar all last year even though he was doing very well. (not much name value)

      • handy afterall says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Grey. thanks, nojangles. sadly – as is ever so often the case – there was no interest in my Wood.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  55. Bob says:
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    So yeah. First Zobrist goes down and now Reyes and I got nothing for middle infield until Reyes returns. So I need a rental of sorts for MI. So in a 6×6 with OPS roto, who do I drop and who do I pick up? Ugh…

    Drop list
    Melky
    Ozuna
    Hosmer

    Add list
    Hechavarria
    Cozart
    Iglesias
    Valbuena
    Peralta
    Murphy

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bob: Melky for Val

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Bob: This is the week of Murphy

    • Bob says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: @Bob: Or do I drop Zobrist and slide Reyes into the DL spot, and not drop anyone? Decisions, decisions…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Bob: Drop Zobrist

        • Bob says:
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          @Grey: and your thoughts on who to replace add?
          Odubel
          Hechavarria
          Cozart
          Iglesias
          Valbuena
          Peralta
          Murphy

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Bob: odubel

  56. The Chad says:
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    12 team h2h
    I probably need some steals. Should i drop Napoli and/or Rusney for any of the following:
    -Crisp, Russell, Span, Fowler, Inciarte, Jennings

    Also, should I drop Montero for Mesoraco or Weiters when they start playing?

    Roster:
    C-Montero, 1B-Edwin, 2B-Travis, SS-Castro, 3B-Machado, OF-A. Jones, Harper, Upton UTIL-Napoli,Hosmer BN-Rusney DL-Hamilton, Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Chad: Either/both… Fowler, Span…Yes on Montero, I imagine there’s already better Catchers than Montero available in your league

  57. Fever Dog says:
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    Hi, Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5
    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    3b-arenado
    ss-bogaerts
    of-j. upton, cargo, myers
    util-hosmer, morales
    dl-carlos gomez

    sp-kershaw, bradley, hutchison, c-mart, shelby miller, fiers, wood, smyly, nelson
    rp-britton, storen, yimi

    Would you rather have Santiago, Despaigne, Ubaldo, or Harang to replace Nelson?
    Would you trade Carlos Gomez for Evan Longoria?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Fever Dog: hold Nelson, keep Cargo

      • Fever Dog says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Should have added. Would you trade Gomez for Matt Harvey OR Wacha?

  58. PK says:
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    Hello all,

    12-team 5×5 roto. Thoughts on ranking my SP options?

    Hammel, Morrow, Hahn, Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: That ranking looks fine, they’re dependent on matchups

  59. BambooLounge says:
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    Still working on moving Cutch…which side do you like here? (12-Team RCL, no innings/GS limits):

    Cuctch/Hutch for Encarnacion/Fiers

      • BambooLounge says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F:
        Thanks for the reply! Does following context move the needle?

        My OF: Cutch/Harper/Upton/Soler/Myers/Garcia (UTL right now)/Saunders (bench)

        My CI: Duda/Carlos Santana (3B)/Adam Lind (CI)

  60. Joeg414 says:
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    Pick two : S.Van Slyke , M.Byrd , Middlebrooks or Maxwell ? Daily mixed 6×6 Roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: Middlebrooks, Maxwell

  61. Awesome Auger says:
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    “The entire Brewers organization’s womb is polluted. Get them all off your team.”

    “But what about Aramis Ramirez?” -JB

  62. JAL says:
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    Grey One, how are thee? 5th f’en player on DL last night (Ryu, Lucroy, Holland, Ottavino, Reyes). Just fantastic. 12-team 5×5. Back to the game of pick an available short stop with a blindfold. Thanks! Freddy Galvis, Odubel Herrera, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brad Miller, Chris Owings, Aybar, Danny Santana, Jose Ramirez (who I went with last time but has been pretty terrible). Wow, what a list. I feel sick and need to lie down. Help me!

    • JAL says:
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      @JAL: As a follow up, due to the 5 guy DL special, I need to drop one off: Melky, Revere, Tony Watson, Cecil, Pomeranz or Greene. Just freakin fantastic. I am hurtin for saves real bad. Pom and Greene have pretty nice match ups. Thoughts? Someone please help/say it will be ok.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @JAL: drop the Melk man

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JAL: Melky

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JAL: I have the same problem and I picked Odbuel for the upcoming week, unfortunately mine is a weekly league..

      • JAL says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks for the response. I guess we are on same page bc I was thinking of doing exactly that. Will be sad to see the Melk go. Even though I’ve been crushed with injuries, my team is good and I am not giving up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Good, and you? Odubel

  63. The Chad says:
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    Drop M. Gonzalez for Hutchison?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @The Chad: yes you may…

  64. Leaking on Feirs says:
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    Just looking to shore up my rotation. Should I drop Mike Fiers for Mike Leake?

    Thanks.

  65. Bb says:
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    Trade archie Bradley for yelich would leave my rotation as nelson, greene, Carrasco, McHugh, smyly, travis wood, Paxton, Taijuan walker, smyly, netfali feliz, axford, Walden, Holland (dl) synderrrgard (na)

    Outfielders would be Justin Upton, souza, leonys, Jay Bruce, ozuna, soler, yelich
    Start 4 outfielders 1 util

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bb: I would

  66. Yel says:
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    Add a 4th closer (axford) to my pitching staff or leave as is:

    Cole, Salazar, Taijuan walker, McHugh, Carlos Martinez, Richards, Hughes, cody Allen, uehara, k-rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yel: Hold

  67. Phil of the Future says:
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    Good morning, good buddy!
    I need to pick your brain about something. I’ve got Kluber, and while you feel like this is a good buy low time for him, I”m still thinking about trading him. He’s scaring me. Maybe it’s nothing, maybe all those innings last year are coming back to hurt him. Whatever.

    Point is, here’s my situation. We have individual OF spots, LF, CF, RF. My RF right now is Arcia, no bueno. I’ve also got Vogt, bueno, who I’ve been starting at RF, with Zunino at catcher, also no bueno.
    I’m discussing a trade where I send Kluber, and get back Garrett Richards and Lorenzo Cain to play RF. Moving Vogt back to catcher and benching zunino and Arcia.

    Is it enough of a return? I’m up in the air about it, honestly. I do love Richards, though. Had him last year.

    One more thing. Another trade we are considering is Tyson Ross and Kolten Wong for Kluber. My middle infield could use a bump. I start right now Danny Sanny, Heaven Travis, and Ownings Chris.

    Penny for you thoughts, my friend

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Kluber’s been unlucky, you’re gonna regret it… That trade is bad

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I think this is what I was hoping to, and needed to hear.

        I’m just worried about that innings spike last year. I’m a worrier.

        I’m also trying to move Dickerson. I know you don’t own, but what’re you thinking about him? I mean, scale of 1 to 10, how aggresive should I be because of the plantar fascism, in your opinion?

        thx as always

        P.

      • Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Really? Man, I think Richards could easily be as good as Kluber ROS. He was so good before he hurt his knee. You think the gap is that big between them?

        • Grey

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          Kluber’s on a different level than Richards

  68. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for your article.

    MI question

    Kipnis Alexei A.EscoBar , they are lousy …
    Who should I drop first? Thanks

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Alexei

      • Wilson says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Thanks
        But Alexei was the best in the mix last year..

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Wilson: Good thing its not last year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Thanks! Agree with F

  69. Five-On-One says:
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    Who is starting Hutch today @ BOS?

    • JAL says:
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      @Five-On-One: Well, sat him last week and we know how that turned out. I am sitting him tonight again. I am sure he will thus kill it.

    • Rubik's Pube says:
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      @Five-On-One: I’m rolling the dice. I think he is going to get it together any day now. He looked pretty damn good his last start

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Five-On-One: WAIVEREDLUST!!!!

    • Ralph says:
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      @Five-On-One: I’m rolling the dice. Of course, my league uses IP as a category and I got hammered by Anderson and Castro last night, so figuring they’ll all help the ratios for the week.

  70. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    1. Souza or Collin McHugh?
    2. Souza/Machado/Boxberger or Harvey/Ozuna?
    3. Souza/Headley or Carrasco?

  71. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Morning Sir…which SS would you want & rank for ROS:

    Segura, Lowrie, Peralta, Rollins, Iglesias

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: Segura, Iglesias…

  72. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Where do you like Teheran in a keeper league? Top 10 SP? 20?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Mes to the Rocco: I like him on someone elses team

      • Mes to the Rocco says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: In a 10 team league, my CI is Miggy, Duda, Hosmer, C. Davis … Had a guy offer me Samardzija for Davis. This is a no-brainer, right?

        • Mes to the Rocco says:
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          @Mes to the Rocco: I should add that I have no shortage of power. OF is Upton, C-Dick, Trout, Bruce.

  73. Rubik's Pube says:
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    I think now is the prime time, ultimate, buy low window for Kluber. I’ sent out trades in every league this morning. I don’t own him in any league because I didn’t wasn’t prepared to burn a top pick on him. I just traded K. Bryant and Lackey for Kluber to some impatient schmuck that drafted him in the 2nd round. I think Bryant is going to produce good numbers, but I already have Arenado at 3B, and I drafted Bryant in the 12th round back in February before the hype train got going at warp speed. Kluber was pretty bad last April too and I’m banking on him returning to form once the weather warms up. I’m pumped!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Rubik’s Pube: I’d take Bryant and someone for Kluber. Tehol, where are ya, bud?! You got what I need!

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: in a roto league 6×6 with QS, would you offer C-Mart and Melky for Kluber? Too much? Too little?

  74. Big Al says:
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    14-team H2H OPS/QS league
    Was offered N Cruz for Altuve. I am hurting for home runs and RBI, and killing it in average and stolen bases, but am I buying too high or selling too low? I’ve gotta ask him at least to throw in Asdrubal to ‘fill’ 2B and maybe toss him A Russel if he wants. Also he is looking for a number 1 or 2 SP in return instead, so I was thinking about offering Greinke for Cruz instead, then trying to go after Kluber elsewhere. What do you think? Sorry for the length..

    My team:

    C: Hundley
    1B: Miggy
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Desmond
    MI: Flores
    CI: Hosmer
    OF: Betts
    OF: K Davis
    OF: Ozuna
    OF: Aoki
    DH: Middlebrooks
    Bench: Span, A. Russel
    DL Yan Gomes, Peavy

    SP: Greinke, Carrasco, J Kelly, Shoemaker, Bauer, Hutchison, J Hammel, A Simon,
    Closers: Allen, Castro, Box

    His Team:

    C: S Perez
    1B: LaRoche
    2B: Cabrera
    3B: Bogaerts
    SS: Hanley
    MI: Brock Holt
    CI: M Morse
    OF:Cruz
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Fuld
    OF: C Young
    DH: Ortiz
    DL: Rios

    SP: Bucholz, Dickey, Kazmir, Kennedy, Porcello, Petit, Locke
    CL: Chapman

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Big Al: Id move Greinke for Cruz and then see if you can move addison for a pitcher

      • Big Al says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Thanks, JeF. Wouldn’t think it would be a good time to move Addison, though after looking at his Ks, I would love to get him off my team. Doubt I get much. I am going to ‘try’ and get Kluber from another owner; was thinking about offering Desmond; or Longo if he doesn’t go for that. Would love to see Longo come back on my team, and his walk/k rate looks much better..could be back to a .270 or .280 guy for the year again (after his BABIP deflates from current .370), but his power looks 25HR ish at best on a crappy offense.

      • Big Al says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

  75. Mike says:
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    Starting hutch or Bradley today streamonator hates both

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Mike: It’s more fun to start them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’m not starting Hutch, Bradley’s startable

  76. L says:
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    Ziegler or Walden?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @L: Think Ziggy’s got a better shot to close.

  77. Big Fudge says:
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    need help at short… Semien or Cozart?

  78. 740 says:
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    Grey my man! thanks for the read bruh….10team h2h 5x5cat

    someone dropped Yelich & Jose Fernandez. pick these guys up or hold? thoughts?

    C Evan Gattis, Hou C, DH
    1B Jose Abreu, CWS 1B, DHR
    2B Brian Dozier, Min 2B
    3B Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
    SS Xander Bogaerts, Bos 3B, SS
    2B/SS Addison Russell, ChC SS
    1B/3B Carlos Santana, Cle 3B, 1B, DH
    OF Adam Jones, Bal OF
    OF Billy Hamilton, Cin OF
    OF Gregory Polanco, Pit OF
    OF Joc Pederson, LAD OF
    OF Steven Souza Jr., TB OF
    UTIL Avisail Garcia, CWS OF
    Bench Lorenzo Cain, KC OF
    DL Anthony Rendon*, Wsh 2B, 3B

    P Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
    P Matt Harvey, NYM SP
    P Gerrit Cole, Pit SP
    P Trevor Rosenthal, StL RP
    P Michael Wacha, StL SP
    P Steve Cishek, Mia RP
    P Hector Rondon, ChC RP
    P Neftali Feliz, Tex RP
    P Jon Lester, ChC SP
    Bench Jimmy Nelson, Mil SP
    Bench Carlos Carrasco, Cle SP, RP

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @740: Id grab Yelich and put him on your DL assuming you have another DL slot…if nothing else he will give you some trade options going forward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! Agree with F

  79. Jon says:
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    Would you add Happ, Leake, Jesse Chavez, Lohse or Harang over any of Chase Anderson, AJ Burnett, Rubby De La Rosa, or Hahn? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Jon: Chavez over Rubby

  80. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY:

    The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal.

    • Scott says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: What’s her cup size?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Scott: Super Big Gulp

  81. G says:
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    Hey Grey. With AJ burnette, Paxton, and Travis wood on the wire should I be dropping my jimmy Nelson or holding? Thanks as always.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @G: I’m holding. Everyone has a blow up now and then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Paxton or Burnett, I’d look at matchups

  82. Derrick says:
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    Abreu (can be kept for two more seasons) and Arrieta for CarGo, Boegarts and Chris Davis.

    If accepted (Id be getting Abreu) I’d pick up Fowler.

    Which side?

  83. Dave says:
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    Good Morning Grey,
    Would you trade Alex Wood and Teheran for his Kluber? Too much?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Yes, in a shallowish league

  84. Clint says:
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    Is there an optimal lineup approach to h2h leagues? I won mine last year by loading up on SP’s and RP/SP’s including streaming w/the 6 moves/week and barely filling in the bat lineup (one owner even goes sans catcher) but there are usually some good closers available like Soria, Clippard & Boxberger now. I’m 3-0 streaming weekly so far but I’m wondering if I should stop it & just fill that spot w/a closer or optimize those weekly moves somehow otherwise. Our pitching scoring is as follows:

    IP=1pt, Win=3pts, Loss=-2pts, Saves=7pts, ER/Walk=-0.5pt, K=2pts, Hold=4pts, Relief Win=1pt

    If it matters, bat scoring is:
    Run/RBI/SB=2pts, Hit/Walk=1pt, Double=1.5pts, Triple=3pts, HR=5pts, K=-1pt

    I’m winning obviously, lead the league in points scored, and have before, but it’s an 8 team league and the guys in it really don’t pay attention much so if they use all their moves (which they do come playoff time), I’ve won by a prayer at times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I’d stream and have two closers in my lineup every week

  85. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario, thanks again for another great start to the season! Any thoughts on dropping Chase Anderson to add Jared Cosart?

    I know Anderson has the Dodgers slated this weekend (vs. Kershaw I believe) and Cosart gets the Phils…but my pitching is hurting and I’m worried about Andersons long term value out weighing my desire to win in week 4.

    SP: Arrieta, McHugh, Iwakuma (DL), Fiers (ugh…why does JB keep ranking him so high), Anderson, Jesse Chavez, Paxton, Drew Hutchinson

  86. Biz says:
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    Some SP’s were dropped in my 12 team mixed, being Hammel, Ross, Hughes,Cain,Quintana, Fiers, Garza. Who would be the best choice of the bunch? I do have depth to wait on Ross in particular to turn it around, just not fond of waiting on injury, I.e.Cain.

    Thanks all!!

    • PK says:
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      @Biz: Ross

  87. Charles says:
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    DL issues. What would you do? 12 team h2h. I have Wieters, Iwakuma, and Ottavino but only one DL slot.

    C- currently starting Ramos
    SP- struggling with Arrieta, Carrasco, and turds
    RP- Uehara is my only other closer

    Would you hold all three DL players? Drop one or more? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Drop Wieters and Iwakuma

  88. Scott says:
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    Hi Grey, whaddya say? Need to set up a blockbuster trade for some relief. I have Devon Travis, Ian Kinsler, Jose Iglesias, and Ian Desmond. He has Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel. What would be a fair 1 for 1?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Scott: Kinsler for Chapman

  89. Joe says:
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    Is Kemp a sell-high? I’m liking the counting stats but with HRs being limited, I’m wary of how long he can keep it up.

    • Nate says:
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      @Joe: if you can, i would… and did, just packaged Kemp and Boagarts for Arenado! No idea how that one cleaered! PHEW

      • Joe says:
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        @Nate:

        I thought of maybe offering Kemp, Segura, and Boxberger (he owns McGee) for Encarnacion and Alexei, or something of the sort. Using Kemp to target a buy low guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Joe: I’d take Edwin

  90. Whiskey T says:
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    Drop Rodon for Taijuan in a points league? Other pitchers are Sale, Klubes, Salazar, G Cole, Teheran, and C Mart….

  91. nojangles says:
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    pick up cody allen or luke gregerson for saves? 10 team league and only two RP/team.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @nojangles: Like Cody more even with a meh start. Not a believer in Gregorson long term.

  92. dem ribbies says:
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    Re: Cishek. I haven’t wanted to rage drop a player in a while.

    On the serious tho, is this a moment to be patient? Velocity down, control questionable, mind isn’t quite right, and team isn’t giving him many opportunities so far.

    Options:
    A) Drop Cishek for Cecil
    B) Hold Ceshik on the bench where he can’t hurt me and see if he works it out in the next 2 appearances.
    C) Cut bait on Cishek, run a starter out of RP3 until the next SAGNOF is crowned
    D) Leave Cishek alone and go around the hamster wheel again

  93. Nate says:
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    Sitting Buch vs the jays today despite his recent success?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nate: I wouldn’t start anyone but a true ace against the Blue Jays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: Start him

  94. Scott says:
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    Great batty call from Mike Aviles yesterday. Aviles!

  95. Time To Kill says:
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    Would you trade miggy and Simon for McHugh and Albert?

      • Time To Kill says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks just worried Simon is a flash in the pan

        • SallyCips says:
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          @Time To Kill: Not a big loss if he is.

  96. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    [purging teams of all Brewers after being donkey-kicked by Nelson yesterday]

    Now that my ERA is busted in my H2H matchup this week, who do you think is the best bet for a high K, QS, W, acceptable WHIP -probability start today? Looking at:

    Hutch @ Sawks;
    Locke or Wood @ CHC;
    Happ @ TEX
    Phelps or Montero @ MIA

    Thanks!

  97. Jon says:
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    2B is a big black hole in my lineup right now (I have Kipnis and Odor). Are there any 2B you’d target in a trade for J Zimmermann?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jon: I think the two 2B you have now will be fine, just be patient..

  98. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Rank these ROS: Avisail, Melky, Marisnick, Lagares (12 Team H2H points)

  99. PK says:
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    When I heard Heyward was scratched yesterday, I immediately looked to see who Mike Matheny was going to bat second in the order. Kolten Wong? Nope! Jhonny Peralta. I just shook my head and laughed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Yeah, seriously

  100. dem ribbies says:
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    Sorry bout the thumb Jed… Is that Correa I see on the horizon?

  101. b-rock says:
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    Evan Longoria has finally kicked it into “high gear” – he was 7 for 7 over the weekend and 2 for 4 last night. I wondered, albeit only briefly, how a guy goes 9 for his last 11 and doesn’t even get a blurb from the Grey-meister. Then I actually looked at his stats:

    9 for his last 11
    8 singles
    2 runs
    1 rbi

    How is it even possible to be that unproductive during such a hot streak? Batting cleanup?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @b-rock: The rest of the Rays lineup sucks right now is how you pull that off..

  102. dem ribbies says:
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    Votto for B.Hamilton && Correa?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @dem ribbies: Votto

  103. Jaybuhner says:
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    Guy in my league wants My tanaka. How would rank him next to Salazar for ROS? Was thinking of asking him for Salazar and Ottavino for my tanaka since I just picked up axford and would give my hold on Colorado relief

  104. Griff says:
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    Which SP do you like better for ROS: DeSclafani or Morrow?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Griff: DeSclafani

  105. Scott says:
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    I would like to thank Fister for making my Braves look like they have an offense.

  106. Fungazi says:
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    Hunter Pence a week away.. that guy’s been a week away for a month.

  107. Spyre says:
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    would you trade bautista for kluber in a points league with 6 keeper slots?

  108. Exactly says:
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    Looking to sell high on A-Gonz…would you do any of these trades in a H2H points league (and if so in which order)?:

    1. A-Gonz and Hahn for Archer and Encarnacion?
    2. A-Gonz for Rizzo and Joe Kelly
    3. A-Gonz, Alcides for McHugh, Pedroia

    Thanks!

  109. Scott says:
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    Lagares over Pagan?

  110. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Dropping Danny Santana for Iglesias (a waiver claim, likely won’t get), Herrera, Hechavarria or Owings?

    Dropping B-Mac for Chase Anderson, Rubby, Cosart, Chavez, or Leake?

    Thanks!

    • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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      @Wizard of Oz(una): Also Wilmer out there at SS…

      • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. dom says:
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    start J Lowrie (@ T Ross) or A Russell (Locke) tonight?

    • dom says:
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      @dom: hmm it would appear Lowrie hurt his thumb last night. Who do we like in the short term out of Lowrie, Russell, and Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Russell

  112. Andre says:
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    Drop Jimmy Nelson for Jason Hammel or T. Walker or should I hold? Limited moves during the season so this would be for ROS.

    10tm, H2H keeper league with 5 keepers, Pitching categories are W, L, ERA, Ks, Saves, Whip, and QS. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andre: Hold your moves

  113. Mike says:
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    I’ve been fortunate enough to have Devon Travis subbing for Rendon, when Rendon comes back, should I try and trade one or the other or hold on to both and use one in the Util slot?

    I need help at SP and SS. I love what Travis has done so far, but I’m wondering if I should sell high or if I could get more based on Rendon’s higher profile?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Depends what you can get

  114. C says:
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    Grey – excellent read, per usual.

    My bats are killing me, while my pitching is keeping me in the top 5 in my 12 team 6×6 (OBP, NSB, Holds, QS) roto league. Would love your thoughts on a trade to shake things up and make my team more competitive. Who would you sell and what’s a good target or two for bats given my current roster?

    C – B. Posey
    1B – J. Abreu
    2B – M. Semien
    3B – J. Donaldson
    SS – A. Russell
    LF – S. Marte
    CF – D. Fowler
    RF – K. Calhoun
    U – L. Martin
    U – M. Teixeira
    Bench – K. Morales
    Bench – D. Santana
    DL – C. Yelich

    SP – S. Gray
    SP – G. Cole
    SP – J. deGrom
    SP – C. Archer
    SP – J. Quintana
    RP – D. Storen
    RP – H. Rondon
    RP – J. Smith
    RP – D. O’Day
    RP – K. Giles
    RP – P. Strop
    Bench – C. Rodon
    DL – A. Ottavino

    • C says:
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      @C:

      Here’s where I am currently at in the standings:

      Runs: 1.5
      HR: 9
      RBI: 7
      TB: 5
      OBP: 1:
      NSB: 6

      K: 9
      HLD: 12
      ERA: 12
      WHIP: 12
      QS: 10
      NSV: 5

    • Cram It says:
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      @C: Sell some speed for power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C: Weird you’re low in runs, you have a few top runs guys… HOnestly, I wouldn’t mess with your team right now unless a deal fell in your lap

      • C says:
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        @Grey:

        Many thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. fork says:
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    Hey Grey. So I’m in a league that counts holds as much as saves. I currently own Cody Allen but both Tony Watson and Yimi Garcia are free agents. What would you recommend?

    • Cram It says:
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      @fork: Depends how balanced you are between saves and holds, where you are in the standings, where you can make up ground, etc

  116. Grant says:
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    Is it time to give up on Jose Ramirez, he has done nothing since he hit that homer and stole a base in one game about a million years ago. I also have Danny Santana working my SS. My MI is just a wreck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grant: Give options to replace

      • Grant says:
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        @Grey: Well according to Yahoo, the best options are Odor, Lawrie, Micah Johnson, Asdrubal Cabrera, Prado, Phillips, Owings. Those are the top 2B. I think Santana will turn the corner, and I am a homer, so I think I’ll stick with him for a while.

        • Grey

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          Okay

  117. Spyre says:
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    which side? Is it close?

    myers, kluber for bautista, hughes

    • Spyre says:
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      @Spyre: whoops this should have been a reply to my comment above, sorry all

  118. sniff test says:
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    Speaking of staches…is Jarod Parker worth stashing? My staff is currently a work in progress…King Felix, Salazar, Bauer, Taijuan Walker, Jimmy Nelson…on the DL I have Cobb and Iwakuma. Wonder if Parker would potentially have a place or not.

    • Grey

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      @sniff test: Forget him unless you have a free DL spot

  119. Jack says:
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    Hechavarria or Rollins ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Rollins

  120. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    You said it with Kluber! Can’t believe anyone is selling him when they would never dream about doing the same with someone like MadBum or Kershaw.

    Anyway, ESPN’s helping us out too…this is an excerpt from the latest Kluber blurb:

    “Kluber now has back-to-back starts allowing six runs and surrendering double-digit hits. After a monster season last year, Kluber has crashed down to earth again in April. “

      • M says:
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        @Grey: yea ESPN is dumb, also don’t forget–Kluber had a mediocre April last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        I agree. Technically it’s rotoworld that is responsible for the blurbs though. I realize that ESPN is guilty by association (they pay rotoworld), regardless.

        • Grey

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          Rotowire

  121. Marti says:
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    Which side of trade do you like

    Mccutchen Miguel Gonzalez for kluber Carlos Santana

    Mccutchen Miguel Gonzalez for kluber a rod Ken Giles

    Which side do you like in both cases

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Kluber for both

  122. los locos says:
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    Grey, does Box or Jake from Tampa Bay Rays get the closer job?

    I have Andrew Miller, I am wondering if I just start him and pick up Yimi Garcia LA (K/9, ERA and Whip) and punt the save category for now.. Thought?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: Jake…”I have Andrew Miller, I am wondering if I just start him and pick up Yimi Garcia LA (K/9, ERA and Whip) and punt the save category for now” Huh?

  123. SallyCips says:
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    A Story of Stubbornness, Waiveredlust, and the Obsession of SAGNOF by SallyCips…

    Last week we partook in a conversation about the warning signs of triceps soreness. We (well not too many apparently) picked up the mustachioed (does he still rock that?!) Axford, hoped for the best for the Ottavino Empire, but cautioned not to sleep on possible SAGNOF.

    On Friday night Emperor Otta himself twirled the 9th in the frosty lands of Colorado, and made the save. Somewhere on one of the many fine Razzball columns I said to still hold onto the Ax slingling warrior for the weekend so to see how Adam of Otta feels. The mighty raconteur Jay advised nothing to see here, Kingly Adam is the man.

    But stubborn wanderer SallyCips held firm in both his leagues. No news was good news through Saturday. But with Sunday came decisions in Yahoo. In need of a big H2H win after opening the season with 2 losses, Sally decided to go for a Quality Starts point, tied at the time, and dropped the ax on Axford for Fiers. Not exactly smart, but the stubbornness and fear of Waiveredlust (Fiers was dropped earlier in the week) came upon him. An hour later Joel Peralta could not Dodge the DL, opening up a free spot and creating further Waiveredlust for the just departed Ax. Thankfully a further pickup of Nick Martinez won Sally the QS.

    The further no news was good news on Otta calmed things for most of Monday. It wasn’t till one last check of the teams after Raw, some drawing, and a bowl of Midnight cereal that all the alarms went off. Emperor Otta placed on the DL for triceps inflammation! Still had Axford in the RCL, check, but in Yahoo Waiveredlust was through the roof! Axford was still on waivers till this morning and someone had to have seen this, most likely my Otta-owning cocky opponent for the week, but maybe not as I am by far the most diligent (aka obsessive) in that league. Alarm set for 4:30am it is…

    SallyCips sleeps on the couch with the alarm instead of in bed with his wife and baby, shoots up at the first buzz, though it took several to shut it. Luckily no one was awakened. To the Yahoo Fantasy app, Batman! Click Job Axford, see ownership soaring, cry a little, put in the claim, can’t do it yet, still on waivers, refresh try again, refresh try again, ahhh what the heck Yahoo?! Put phone down, rest a sec, don’t fall asleep you fool! C’mon work or just tell me someone else has the claim.

    Click John Axford, ownership soaring,cry a little more, add, drop Qualls (meh don’t ask), click I’m sure….SUCCESS!!!

    zzzzZZZzzzz

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Tales slung on the train to work are the most fun tales to sling. Thanks for reading the insanity, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  124. The Chad says:
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    12 team h2h
    1) I probably need some steals. Should i drop Napoli and/or Rusney for any of the following:
    -Crisp, Russell, Span, Fowler, Inciarte, Jennings

    2) Also, should I drop Montero for Mesoraco or Weiters when they start playing?

    Roster:
    C-Montero, 1B-Edwin, 2B-Travis, SS-Castro, 3B-Machado, OF-A. Jones, Harper, Upton UTIL-Napoli,Hosmer BN-Rusney DL-Hamilton, Rendon

  125. k-dog says:
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    Amazing read as always!
    Need to add a starter in a 10 team h2h points league:

    Paxton, Morrow, Kelly or Colome

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @k-dog: Morrow at home, Kelly

  126. Jack says:
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    Thoughts on Beltre’s slow start? Donezo or ready to mash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: He’ll be better, but he hasn’t mashed in years

  127. Gus Pike says:
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    Cognizant of Razzball advice to maybe shop McCutchen for 80 cents on the dollar, is him for Puig a good deal?

    Additional factors are 1) Puig is hurt; 2) this is a keeper league, so long-term value plays in as well.

    Thoughts?

      • Gus Pike says:
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        Thanks Grey – I turned it down, but it would sure be easier to do if McCutchen was hitting over .200

        @Grey:

  128. Baren says:
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    The Devin Mesoraco nonsense is frustrating but I guess it’s just a hold and wait, right?

    I’ve got two pitcher spots to fill due to injury and Latos, Fiers, Shoemaker, and Aaron Sanchez are all on the waiver. Which two would you recommend picking up?

    Also, some dude just dropped Ryan Braun! I know he’s been hot garbage all season, but he has to be owned, right?

    Finally, wonderful work as always. This is the first thing I read while waking up in the morning while the dogs are dancing to go outside. I guess I’ll get to that now.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baren: In a league where someone drops Braun, Devin is a drop…Sanchez, Fiers…Thanks!

      • Baren says:
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        @Grey: yeah, he’s kinda the wild card in the league. He’s always making moves that leave you with a “huh?” Feeling. Thanks for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  129. BoomCHickaWowWow says:
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    With Lamb on DL and Hill stinkin Tomas getting some play. Buying Tomas in 12 H2H… Thoughts ROS

  130. Bobby B says:
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    Baker Chavez or Rubby ROS

  131. Allan says:
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    Grey would you give up mccutchen and j. zimmerman for cespedes and hamels? Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Hamels side

  132. Mark says:
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    Hey Grey, which 2 do you like the best ROS in a points league?

    J. Iglesias, D. Santana, D. Murphy, Y. Tomas, Headley, Valbuena, Castellanos, Utley, J. Lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Headley, Murphy

  133. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, one more for ya…Roto 5×5 league….trade away J Harrison & A Bradley to get Rendon ?

  134. The Tucker says:
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    Great read Grey!

    Who do you like most out of these pitchers for Ryan Braun —

    McHugh, Ross, Salazar, Sonny, Keuchel

    Thanks!

  135. Reid says:
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    11 tm. Keeper question – Pitching staff is A Wood, T Ross, Hutchison, C-Mart, Salazar, Rodon, and Paxton. Should I hang on to Paxton right now or drop for Hahn, T Walker, Miguel Gonzo, Eovaldi, Gausman, Morrow, Hammel, T Wood?

    Muchas Gracias!

    P.S. I loved the Missy Misdemeanor reference for Gossip Folks, that’s my jam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Thanks! I’d likely hold and see what Paxton does, can go on matchups though

  136. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Drop Reed for for Ax?

    Other RP: Chapman/ KRod/ Boxberger/ Familia

  137. Funny Name says:
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    Sale and Bautiasta or Kluber, Arenado and Wacha.

  138. Kevin Smith says:
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    Who would you rather have: Leones Martin or Aoki?

  139. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Tommy Watson for Cecil? Thabks

  140. slimbo says:
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    What’s up buddy…trying to get rid of Chris davis, gio gonzalez or jordan Zimmermann

    Do any of these offers make sense in keeper leagues?

    Davis/gio gonzalez/zimmerman for pederson/carrasco

    Davis/gio gonzalez/zimmerman for cruz/salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slimbo: Carrasco, Salazar sides, that order

  141. Five-On-One says:
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    Still trying to acquire Wong. My offer of Alex Guerrero was rejected (not too surprising). Trade partner wants a SP. I have Arrieta, Zimmerman, McHugh, Carrasco, Hutchison, Fiers, Feldman, Eovaldi and Chase Anderson. I would gladly package Eovaldi, Chase, Feldman or Fiers with Guerrero for Wong. Or maybe even Hutch. Too much? Too little? Thoughts?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: And how valuable is Wong batting eight (with no end in sight)? I am currently using Lawrie at 2B – is Wong a significant upgrade? Or would Travis be a better option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Wong’s been batting 7th… Too little…My guess is no one wants your waiver scraps for Wong

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough, but would you offer any of Arrieta, Zimmerman, McHugh or Carrasco for Wong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zimmermann is close though, could work out

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Grey: current proposal is my Arrieta and Parnell for his Strasburg and Wong. Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wong side

  142. Mike says:
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    Any chance Jake Marisnick should be on my team instead of Steven Souza?

  143. Chris says:
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    SON not too keen on Jake Odorizzi tonight.

    Sit or start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Think you have to start him until he explodes

  144. Bob says:
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    Arod or Morneau ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: A-Rod

  145. Abe Froman says:
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    Drop Dannys for Lowrie, Odor, Herrera, Flores or hold?

  146. Jon says:
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    Who do you like best as a bench guy? Derek Norris, Lind, Cozart, Saunders, Rajai, Fowler, Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Fowler

  147. PhilOssieB says:
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    short term and/or long term, which side (pts league): Stanton and Cosart or Myers and Kluber

  148. At least we have a warning on the PPD today, who are people looking at to sub in for Abreu?

    • Kid A says:
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      @Elijah:

      Couple of options:

      Copy/Paste your entire FA pool

      Invest in Hittertron

      • @Kid A:

        Could I just tell you to get over yourself and your pity party instead?

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Elijah: don’t join the futility party by putting water on the smelly growing dinosaur.

  149. BraveArnie says:
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    Hi Grey!

    thanks for the great stuff.
    what’s your take on Choo?
    Should i drop him for Ethier? de Aza? J. Maxwell?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BraveArnie: I wouldn’t have drafted Choo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BraveArnie: I’d hold with those options though

  150. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Another game in BAL postponed. I actually have a 14-tm weekly H2H league where the week runs Tue-Mon, so need to set lineup today. Normally have Abreu at 1B and C. Davis at Util. If there are more cancellations I could be looking at 3G of
    Abreu and 2 of Davis this week. Gamble and leave them in, or shift Pujols to 1B and play Valbuena, Cron or Aramis at CI and one of those guys, Gose, Saunders or Ethier at Util?

  151. The Jerk Store says:
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    SON is showing Fiers as a good start, on his next 2 starts. Is he worth picking up? I just lost McCarthy, and Chase Anderson fell off my team tree and hit the “Drop” branch pretty hard.

    12 team league H2H keeper

    FA options:
    Marco Gonzales
    Alex Colome
    Despaigne
    Cosart
    Fiers

    Also, what are the odds the Aaron Barrett gets some saves from Storen?

    thanks, as always

    -some jerk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Jerk Store: Ha! I’d forget Barrett… Sure, try Fiers, but he’s risky

      • The Jerk Store says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Also, couldn’t agree more about Mattingly (Donnie Tasteballs) . Use YIMI!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! No problem

  152. Eb says:
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    Any thoughts on archie for yelich what side you like Grey

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Eb: Yelich

  153. Big Al says:
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    14-team H2H OPS, QS league…

    Try to move Longo or Desmond for Kluber?

    My team:

    C: Hundley
    1B: Miggy
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Desmond
    MI: Flores
    CI: Hosmer
    OF: Betts
    OF: K Davis
    OF: Ozuna
    OF: Aoki
    DH: Middlebrooks
    Bench: Span, A. Russel
    DL Yan Gomes, Peavy

    SP: Greinke, Carrasco, J Kelly, Shoemaker, Bauer, Hutchison, J Hammel, A Simon,
    Closers: Allen, Castro, Box

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Al: Sure, Longo, but not if Middlebrooks becomes your 3B

      • Big Al says:
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        @Grey: Actually, that would be the case, heh. I’ve got Wilmer and Addison(ugh) for SS and MI backup, but Middlebrooks is it at 3B. I could pick up Logan Forsythe! Thanks again, Grey. I have to tell you, you were right about McCarthy, and I was wrong for drafting him. But wait…you just said he would suck! You didn’t expect his injury, did you? Wait, are you a god?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! (Yes)

  154. Colonel Angus says:
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    I’m in a Holds league and I just kicked Castro to the curb. He has been terrible not just for my team but for the Toronto Blue Jays and the pitcher in front of him. Castro’s ERA may not look awful but he lets everybody on base score. I’d advise dumping him and taking a flier on Osuna or Cecil or waiting for Delabar to get the call. Also, WTF is up with Addison Reed? Is he droppable too???? 2.20 WHIP???? He’s been awful but who would replace him? In CIN I feel like Cingrani deserves another shot but do you think they’ll give it to him or go with Iglesias instead? So many pitcher questions!!!!

  155. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Thinking of offering this trade to the resident Padres fan in my league:

    Kemp and Myers
    for
    Cutch and Club

    what do you think Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Playing with fire since Cutch looks hurt, but it’s still solid for Kluber

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: hmm, I think I will hold for now and think it over..cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. Any chance Rex Brothers gets back into the Rockies saves mix?

  157. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    Good morning! Good read! Have to drop one. Kipnis or Valbuena? Keeper forever league. Thanks!

  158. Thad says:
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    Fowler or AJ Pollock?

  159. ryanoger says:
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    10 team H2H 5×5 redraft

    C-Ramos
    1-Goldy
    2-Kipnis
    3-Longo
    SS-Desmond
    OF- Cruz, Myers, Polanco
    Util- Duda, Chris Davis
    Bench- Melky, Leonys Martín, Heyward
    DL- Rendón

    SP-Kluber, Salazar, deGrom, Arrieta, Alex Wood, Smyly
    RP- Rosenthal, F-Rod, Huston, Wade Davis

    1. Kendrys was just dropped…Kendrys or Duda ROS? Worth the add?
    2. With Fowler up for grabs is he worth the add or hold? Who would I drop?
    3. Should I Iook to trade Kluber might be able to get ONE out of this bunch Kemp, Upton, Arenado, or Rizzo? Who would be the best target?

    Thanks man! Sorry for the loaded questions today!

    best,
    Ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      *dropped Melky to activate Smyly so he’s not an option*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: 1. Duda 2. Melky 3. Rizzo

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        I don’t have Melky to drop. Fowler worth adding over any of my other guys or hold? I’ll look to add Rizzo for Kluber…you think I’ll be good SP wise? Just start streaming more…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            Rizzo was a no go…is it worth it to me if I traded Kluber for Kemp or Upton straight up…or just hold?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Upton

  160. Malicious Phenom says:
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    FYI:

    White Sox/Orioles game postponed Tuesday

  161. los locos says:
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    I have Andrew Miller and Cishek who is awful,I am wondering if I just start Miller and pick up Yimi Garcia LA (K/9, ERA and Whip) and focus of WHIP ERA K/9. Thoughts?

  162. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Jason Hammel has one more hit than Choo… Jesus save us! I mean… Joshua save us!

  163. SonOfAPitch says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have a keeper league trade offer on the table from another manager. I had originally proposed the trade a week ago, but it was rejected. The other owner offered it again to me this morning. Here is my team:

    C- Gattis
    1B- Frazier
    2B – Travis
    3B- Panda
    SS – Reyes
    LF – Dickerson
    CF – Trout
    RF – Harper
    UTIL – Ellsbury
    BN – Moustakas
    BN – Kipnis
    BN – Tomas
    BN – Lamb
    NA – Seager
    NA – Gallo

    SP – Hamels
    SP – Wood
    SP – Carrasco
    RP – Cishek
    RP – Boxberger
    RP – Castro
    P – Cecil
    P – McHugh
    P – Jimenez
    P – Norris
    DL – Holland
    DL – Doolittle
    DL – Medlen

    As you can see, I need pitching but have a ton of hitting. I’d be trading Travis for Kluber. It’s a no brainer to do that deal, right?

  164. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, Can I Ax you a question? Which side do you like Stanton & Longo or AJ & Dickerson? I know we share the same love affair with Stanton, but I’m having a tough time with this one. BTW, let’s hope Jay Boy keeps getting those Votto cycles, I’ll take what I can get at this point.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, last one for today, Keeper league
        Polanco in round 25th or Kluber in 19th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kluber

  165. Joe lo says:
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    I have kershaw bum kluber Ventura friers and hammel

    I know that this should be enough but I was expecting to get out of the gate fast.

    Hold tight or make a move?

    When is moistasskiss for real? I sat him this week for merchado and have Bryant in my CI spot.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe lo: Hold…Can’t start him over those two 3Bs, trade one

  166. Knucks says:
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    In first in nearly all categories of my 11 team roto but would you move grienke for Kluber/Blackmon right now?

    Could also try my grienke/billy butler/poloanco for his klluber/Frazier if he bites. Could use an upgrade at 1B and have a few solid bench OFs

  167. al says:
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    H2H Points League:
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    SON does not have confidence in any of these 3 so who should I start? I just don’t want negative scores! (To give you an idea of scoring outputs my opponent got -3pts out of Fister last night, -8pts from Lincecum, and yet still 10pts from Kelly, and 15pts from D. Price)

    T. Wood vs. PIT
    Hutch @ BOS
    T. Bauer vs. KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @al: Bauer, Wood

  168. Garrsh says:
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    Grey,
    Hopefully your not sick of marisnick questions by now. I’m a huge fan of razzball so i know how big of a marisnick fan you are going back to last year. With that being said also know how much you love saunders in such a great lineup.

    My util spot currently holds Saunders and there is no bench in this league
    1) Do i drop saunders for marisnick?
    2) Who do you think is better ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Garrsh: Yeah, I like Marisnick more than Saunders right now… Don’t drop a hitter that is hitting for one that might be hitting in the future… Marisnick, marisnick

  169. ERad says:
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    Trumbo on the wire in my league – drop Saunders for Trumbo?

  170. Luke says:
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    I have been offered Chris Carter for Pederson (Dodgers). My OF is strong with Marte, Cespedes, Brantley, and Marsinick. I have Fielder and Freeman at 1B. What do you think of the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke: It’s not good

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Did I hear someone say Chris Carter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not I!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Come on, say it! You know you want to….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t do it!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: What if I offer this. Can you say it if we change his name to K’hris K’arter?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s a step in the right direction

  171. Bob says:
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    roto 6×6 with OPS who do I pick up to slide into MI spot?
    Odubel
    Hechavarria
    Cozart
    Iglesias
    Valbuena
    Peralta
    Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Murphy

  172. Bob says:
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    roto 6×6 with QS
    C-Mart and Melky for Kluber
    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Kluber

  173. Nihtpandas says:
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    Samardzjia Dickerson Kipnis

    Or

    Cueto Bruce Dozier

    Obp keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  174. Bob says:
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    6×6 roto with OPS who do you like ROS
    Dexter Fowler
    Leonys Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  175. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Trade Alex Wood for Devon Travis or Addison Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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        @Grey:

        How about Gregerson for one of those guys? And then go SAGNOF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Travis

  176. el diablo says:
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    Jake McGee comes of the DL next week, who get the closing job?? Box or Jake from Tampa Bay…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jake

  177. Free Max B says:
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    Was offered Kluber for Votto in my 12 team h2h league with ops and qs.

    Worth it straight up?

    I was thinking of counter offering – Votto, Zimmermann and Myers for Kluber, Soler and Pence or Kluber and J Upton.

    C- Ramos
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Russell
    3B – Boegarts
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Jones
    OF – Dickerson
    OF – Myers
    Util – Votto
    Util – Duda
    Bn – Bruce
    Bn – Garcia

    SP – Alex Wood
    SP – Zimmermann
    SP – McHugh
    SP – DeGrom
    SP – Liriano
    SP – Salazar
    SP- Martinez
    SP – Kennedy
    RP – Familia
    RP – Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber side of either, 2nd offer better

      • Free Max B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        If he insists Kluber for Votto alone though, I should still go for it?

        My league is already on some absurd survivor alliance shit. Giancarlo/Teheran for Felix/Kiermaier just went through ????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Kluber

  178. HighHeat says:
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    Great read today. Just put Reyes on the DL. I have Hanley to cover at S/S but need a utility p/u.
    Moustahas, Fowler, Hurrera or Wong. Thoughts appreciated. H2H Weekly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  179. Martin says:
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    My offer just got accepted, now I’ve got cold feet. My McCutchen, Travis, and Ventura for his Cruz, Brantley, and McHugh. I don’t know how to value Travis, hoping. I sold high and he isn’t like Rendon last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay

  180. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    For sh*ts and giggles I’m grabbing Carlos Correa.

    Which begs the question – which came first? The sh*ts or the giggles?

    “For giggles and sh*ts” would have made a viable cliché too. I suspect the sh*ts leads to giggles. They are hilarious, after all.

    But couldn’t giggles also lead to sh*ts? Like when you laugh so hard, and your drunk, and you were eating steak with those beers…awww screw it! Just go add Carlos Correa and look like a stinkin’ genius!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA…Shits is always before giggles, c’mon

  181. John says:
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    Got too many (never too many OF) in a 5OF lg. Stanton Jup Dickerson Pollock Souza Guerro Pederson. Need a SP

    I was thinking trade away pederson or souza, pollock too but he doesnt care too much sexy yet. Who would you rather trade out these.

    Im target three teams with guys like cobb cashner lynn.

    1.Would you trade souza/pederson for cobb
    2.lynn?
    3. Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. No 3. No

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Ventura? just keep them all let values go up and strike at another time you think?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Plan B trade jup or dickerson for a stud? should I and what type arm should I target?

        • John says:
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          @John: I also have DOnaldson and Arenado, could trade one them…trade arenado for same type arm jup could get?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t trade for a top arm with those guys

          • John says:
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            @Grey: Ill be patient, i guess I just hate having 2 bench bats in this type of lg. Ill try sell high on one those bottom four in time.

  182. VJ Can't Sing says:
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    Tremendous info Grey and F!

    In our deep h2h points format, RP is a key position and dual eligible starters who pop often trump inconsistent relievers.

    My current starters are Yimi, Santiago and T Watson with Kenley injured an on my bench.

    Possible pickups include Boisinger, Marco Gonzales, Giles, Ramos, Cecil, Barrett, Doolittle and Ottavino who may require a waiver claim. Doolittle or Ottavino would be tough sells for me since Puig Iwakuma and Jansen are on my roster, while Fernandez occupies my lone DL slot.

    And would the best drop be Watson, Santiago or one of my bench bats- Melky (behind Souza) or Napoli (behind Carter)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Watson for Cecil

  183. kisses says:
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    howdy! which side:

    votto, vogt, odubel, keuchel, and kenley
    for
    edwin, gattis, tyson ross, axford, and britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @kisses: Votto

  184. Surfer dude says:
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    Good morning Grey, please rank top 2 for 12 team H2H points league: Hechavarria, Iglesias,
    Valbuena, Segura, Flores – thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Iglesias

  185. Bryan says:
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    Grey, would u trade Aoki for Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  186. Scott says:
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    When Kyle Seager has a Hit, is it called a Silver Bullet?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Scott: At Denver, it’s like a rock. And at Tampa, it’s a ca-ca-ca-ca-catwalkmandu!…Okay that was awful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  187. In a deep 6×6 holds league AJ Ramos is worth more than Shawn Tolleson, right? His ratios and Ks are better and he may inherit the closer’s role to boot. Am I missing something?

    Thanks, everyone.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Enrique: Not that I can tell…I would have Ramos over Tolleson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Enrique: yes, but tolleson is likely superundervalued, he’s been by far best RP in TEX.

  188. Bryan says:
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    Aoki or Valbuena

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bryan: Aoki…although Valbuena position eligibility is intriguing (that’s called covering your ass when you’re wrong…it’s like meteorologists down here in SoFla calling for 30% chance rain every single day)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  189. Mello Yello says:
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    Jumped on the Ax Man continuing my waiver wire dominace…I’m completely terrified! So great. Hey what happened to TV on the Radio? Not the band, but the podcast? (Actually while we’re at it, the band too). Miss the insights and Nick trying to Americanize himself.

  190. slimbo says:
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    Would you drop hechavarria for moss,Morneau,Marisnick,cosart or Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  191. Tom says:
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    Are they going to stop sitting Morneau v LHP? Who do you like out of A. Garcia, Fowler & Morneau ROS in an OBP league?

    Let’s say for a minute that by some miracle Guerrero gets 90% playing time somewhere. Which of the following combinations would yield the best overall 5 category results in an OBP league:
    1) Guerrero + Fowler
    2) Garcia or + Kipnis
    3) Morneau + Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avi or Fowler, depends on needs…. The Guerrero that didn’t play yesterday? 2

  192. Jack says:
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    Fill in the blank Bumgardner ___ Kluber

    > or = or <

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      <

  193. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, best sagnof pick up? rajai, gose, dyson, jennings, eyj

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

  194. ERad says:
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    So what’s the deal with these 6:10 games? No seriously, I mean I’m all for it, but what’s the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s weird, not sure…Maybe they want us to celebrate Devon at an earlier hour

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: His mom wants him in bed by 10:30, so that’s why they play at 6:10. Sweet ole’ Mrs. Travis. I love her!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She birthed the greatest living ballplayer, of course we love her

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I feel like the enormity of what she’s done escapes even her. Another thing I find endearing about her.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, totally

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: wish i would’ve read this back here re:sandoval’s gametime.

  195. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Rollings for Cozart? Thhanks

  196. Ships says:
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    Trade my Phil Hughes for her Segura? I have Russell and Semien at SS now. Hughes is my #4 SP with Cole, Carrasco, Pineda, Latos, Burnett, C Anderson, Happ, Norris, Hahn and Ryu. Thinking it’s only a slight upgrade at SS and not worth the price?

    I could also pick up Ayber, Santana, A Cab, Miller, Odubel and Crawford. Rank top 3 SS including Russell and Semien ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  197. John says:
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    Salazar or Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  198. Eb says:
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    Drop Paxton,hutchinson, walker for pomeranz, chase anderson, jimmy Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  199. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey – Always enjoy your recaps. However, you left my boy Dickerson out. I know Cargo was out, but I always enjoy seeing Dickerson batting second against a lefty. Hopefully we’ll see more of it.

    I have a few questions. Here’s my team (again) to help.

    H2H 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG.
    Ca Plawecki
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Gennett
    3B Wright (DL)
    SS Flores
    INF Bryant
    OF Dickerson
    OF Myers
    OF Pollock
    OF K. Davis
    Util. Maxwell
    Bench Franco
    Bench Guerrero

    CL Chapman
    CL Melancon
    SP Shields
    SP Arrieta
    SP Alvarez (DL)
    SP W. Peralta
    SP K. Hendricks
    SP Heston
    SP Locke
    SP Marco Gonzales (AAA DL)

    1)With Bailey out and Iglesias possibly coming up once he’s stretched out, is he worth the add? Who would I drop? I could see dropping Locke for him, but he’s pretty much guaranteed a role the whole year and has seen his K/9 go up a bit.

    Wieland and Bolsinger are also both available. Do you think either will be relevant ROS?

    2) Until Davis works out of his funk, should I continue to roll with Maxwell if/when Guerrero starts?

    3) Start or sit Locke against CHC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1) Locke, Bolsinger 2) Sure 3) He’s gone

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!
        I still have Locke for today because he’s still on the roster for the day. Should I bench him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah start him

  200. Greyismyhero says:
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    Dumb a** me dropped Axford yesterday before news broke about Otto, now looking for spec closer, who’s the best bet? Thanks.

    Benoit
    Ramos
    Ziegler
    Smith
    Farq

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos…Smoke it!

  201. ERad says:
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    This game sometimes – I finally drop Jose Ramirez – he gets moved up to the 2 hole and Flores gets benched in favor of Tejada. At least I can cuddle up next to Devon an hour earlier!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  202. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I was offered a deal in a 3 year no limit 9×9 keeper. Miggy, JUp and Hamels for my Stanton. Sounds crazy but the guy has Abreu and V Mart for 1b and Dh. Im cycling Pujols,Frazier and Lind in those 2 spots. I can drop 2 streams so not worried there. The deal would lock my roster from streaming as i will have no one to drop. tb,bb,obp Slg, k/9 oba,baa and holds being the extra cats. I have this and next left for Stanton is still a no brainer? h2h cats. The 3 years start from acquisition year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I thought so too but Miggys age bugs me.

  203. John says:
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    Now im getting somewhere, lol trade pollock souza or pederson for salazar?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @John: Pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  204. Jaymz says:
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    Drop Nelson for Leake?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jaymz: Are you feeling any lower body pain because your knee is jerking very violently…Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  205. royce! says:
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    Did you see that the Orioles will not be admitting any fans for tomorrow’s game? I think they’re doing it just so the games that will be played at Tropicana Field will appear crowded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re playing but with no fans?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: yup. If I’m free I’m totally watching it, though I doubt I will be bc I am going to Petco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is this the first time ever they’ve done that?

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: [insert Tampa Bay attendance joke].

            I would imagine it’s never happened before because i can’t think of any circumstances that would demand it. It’s both awesome and hilarious that mlb tv made it their free game of the day- I’m definitely going to watch at least the first couple of innings as it starts at 11:05 am here.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m pumped to see it… I did some non-hardcore Googling and I think it’s the first time

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @royce!: @Grey: It’s not unusual in Europe for soccer clubs to have to play games behind closed doors as punishment for their fans misbehaving. And by misbehaving, I mean rioting, fighting, shooting flares at players – that kind of thing.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Google mentioned that, wasn’t able to find an American sport it’s happened during though

  206. Goldirocks says:
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    Hey Grey;

    Thx for your work! Nice daily read…

    1.Can you rank ROS – Carrasco, Salazar, Greinke, and Kluber?

    2.also – Rubby , Colon and JNelson ROS …

    3. Would you deal away Greinke and Duda for Kluber in a 6×6 12 team keeper league if you already had Goldy and Freeman occupying 1B and INF positions, with Arenado at 3B and TFrazier at UTIL spots?
    (No room for Duda except as injury ins or for if Freeman doesnt take off soon. I sub him in on days off presently as he wastes on my bench mostly.)
    – I also have kipnis sitting on my bench as Kendrick has been hot to start year at 2B. Maybe one of them instead of Duda? I do require speed as a consideration tho…
    PS – i could grab a guy like Cron or Flores as some power bench insurance / upside later depending on possible move.
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Nothing has changed since preseason 2. Rubby 3. Yes

  207. Mello Yello says:
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    Danny Salazar and Taijuan Walker…it’s like the hot girls that just fall in your lap off the rebound, and rather than just enjoy the one or two times, you try and finagle (or however you spell that word) them into something long term…”Look, that guy who was in the Marines was too crazy for you…you need someone who is more level-headed but probably not quite as good banging you as he was.”…This is quite the fine line we walk…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  208. sniff test says:
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    I need some feet. Trade kipnis and DL stash Hamilton for Altuve?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @sniff test: without a doubt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  209. Sparty Scott says:
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    Help! Im stuck in a vortex of crappy closers. Which guy should I drop…Axford, Cishek, Yimi G., Giles, Cecil or Ottavino? I’m trying to plan season long here, rather than just for the week. thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Sparty Scott: Cecil…actually outside of Cecil and Cishek, not too crappy right now (Ottavino’s hurt…I was trying to buy him like a MoFo the first week of the season)

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mello Yello: don’t drop Cecil, he’s the closer now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

  210. mr. glass says:
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    If even possible would you flip Kemp and Devon Travis for Bautista or maybe Kemp and Tehran for Bats and a pitcher on their team??? I don’t see Kemp or Travis holding up this pace nor do I see Bautista continue to struggle

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @mr. glass: Make sure they read Grey, because like him and Tears For Fears, I’m head over heels for Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  211. BK says:
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    Machado/Travis for Kris Bryant. Who wins?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @BK: Insert “Is this a keeper league?/Stall to get more time to think” question here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  212. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Just dumped Addison Reed for Odorizzi and Rodon for DeSclafini – you like?

    2) Also, should I hang onto Cishek and see if he rights the ship, or cut him loose for someone like Cecil, Axford, or see if Reed clears waivers and pick him back up? Current closers are: Cishek, Papelbon, Miller, Soria, Grilli.

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: Definitely no on 2…I woulda done Reed for Descalfini. I can’t get around my love for Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine… Hold Cishek

  213. Carnac says:
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    ^truly, deeply bothered by Maddon’s insistence on hitting Rizzo 2nd.

    He’s hitting .344 with only ****9**** RBI. And 4 of those RBI came in the last 3 games where he was, that’s right, hitting 3rd.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Carnac: Pitchers batting 8th, no one shifts on righties…it is pure madness!!

      • Carnac says:
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        If I recall correctly, all these things happened to the Roman Empire right before its collapse.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Shoop da Whoop says:
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      @Carnac: He’s hitting behind Fowler, and the pitcher’s batting 8th. His RBI total will probably shift 5~7 down for the entire season at most. The biggest reason for Rizzo’s RBI outage so far this season is Soler being an out machine in front of him.

  214. Connor says:
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    Zobrist was just dropped so do I pick him up? My DL is full with David Wright and Iwakuma. I’m currently streaming 2B. My other possible drops being Rodon, Jason Hammel, Ian Kennedy, Wilmer Flores, Rajai Davis. 12 team roto. Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  215. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I was offered Lorenzo Cain and Ryu for Ross.

    I don’t wanna take this. My team is in 6-7 in a 12 Team H2H Yahoo 5X5, this is one if my stronger team but I have Yelich in the DL and I didn’t take as much power as I’d like. Anyhow. He does has Rendon on the DL and I am contemplating counter offering

    Zimmermann OR Ross for Rendon.

    My team

    C – Vogt
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Kendrick
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Marte
    OF – Calhoun
    OF – Myers
    UTIL – Segura
    UTIL – Marisnick
    B – Fowler
    B – Russell (Note** I just traded Russell for Wong)
    DL – Yelich
    (I like 2 bench bats max)

    SP – Zimermann
    SP – Ross
    SP – Carrasco
    SP – Hughes
    SP – Shoemaker
    SP – Bradley
    SP – Rodon
    SP – Burnett
    SP – Liriano
    RP – Cisek
    RP – K Rod
    DL – Ottovino

    Would you go out on a limb and offer Marte and Zimmermann and Burnett or Bradley for Stanton and Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rendon there

  216. Jason says:
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    Pick one of Chavez, Anderson or Henderson Alvarez to fill an open spot? Would you also drop Cozart to add a second of these players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, hold Cosart for now

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jason: Love Alvarez…Chavez for now, but Alvarez when he comes back and teams with Jose for the resurgence of the Fish

  217. nightpandas says:
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    Would you do this trade? OBP Keeper

    Give Scherzer, H Rondon, Dozier

    Get Hamels, Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  218. jaw says:
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    currently playing danny santana at MI and addison russell at util in a 12 team 5×5 h2h league. drop one for any of middlebrooks, lowrie, ajax, pagan, eaton, tomas, jennings, grandy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys for Eaton, depends on needs

  219. Joeg414 says:
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    Looking to add a hitter . Is Miguel Castro worth holding on to ? My other RP’s are Yimi Garcia , AJ .Ramos,Carlos Rodon, Clippard, A.Miller ,B.Box. which I’m all able to start.
    Daily Mixed 6×6 (No Holds ) Roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose if you need to, but don’t have enough info

  220. Greyismyhero says:
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    Just in case people hasn’t heard…..

    Miguel Castro has been removed from the Blue Jays’ closer role.
    src: Shi Davidi

    Is Castro a hold now to see how Cecil does or a solid drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Castro

  221. LOOGY & Messina says:
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    Good stuff today Grey!

    Need a helping hand in my 14 team H2H points league where injuries have crushed me early.

    C- MESO
    1B -CARTER
    2B- SEMIEN
    SS- DESMOND
    3B- DONALDSON
    OF- BETTS MARTE JD MARTINEZ
    UTIL- SOUZA
    SP- SCHERZ KLUB HAMMEL SHOE BUCH
    RP- CECIL, SANTIAGO, YIMI
    BENCH- KUMA KENLEY NAPOLI MELKY PUIG
    DL- FERNANDEZ

    A) I’m contemplating dropping Napoli for Lind. Nap is in a great park, with a much better lineup and my experience tells me to ignore the April noise. Reluctant to drop recent pickup C Carter hoping his last 5 months are better than his first.

    B) I am deep in OF using Puig at UTIL when he’s healthy with Souza and Melky in reserve. Should I drop an OF to bolster my shaky SP? Pax Weaver Kelly are all on waivers, while Fiers is available free.

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Lind, wait until Puig is back

  222. el diablo says:
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    Grey, Fowler or Melky ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  223. Mostsuckass says:
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    In a deep keeper/dynasty league, would you rather have Heyward or Gerrit Cole?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mostsuckass: Nat King

      • Mostsuckass says:
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        @Mello Yello: Thanks, Grey! How about Heyward vs. Jacob deGrom in that same league?

      • Mostsuckass says:
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        @Mostsuckass: @Mello Yello: Wait, you’re not Grey. But thanks, Mello Yello!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  224. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    i’m guessing axford still over cecil though, right? both could lose job, but clearly cecil’s entire leash was 1 bad start before he was removed in the first place.

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: 2. in a league where i dropped cecil long ago for castro and now have axford but cecil’s gone (somebody beat rotoworld to today’s news by about a half hour, likely from yesterday’s news about how cecil “would’ve been used in save sit”) and i had held castro thinking it was still more likely to actually hold the guy who had the last save, unless of course we can just trust a manager who said cecil “would’ve” etc. drop castro for any of watson/ziegler/walden? saves only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, go Cecil

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey: cecil’s either gone (like in #2, and 30 minutes before today’s news broke at least in rotoworld) or i dropped him to get axford yesterday when ottavino was DL’d. I still have cecil in one league where i was able to have both. So in #2 go with which of these over Castro = betancourt (i have axford)/watson/walden/ziegler?

        3. in holds and saves league stick with castro over these? scribner/a.torres (may have moved into 8th inning)/these 7th inning guys (rosscup/madson/l.garcia/caminero) or barrett?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Barrett

          • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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            @Grey: any of betancourt/watson/walden/ziegler over castro in #2? from other recent comments this one might be ziegler, but i do have axford so could be handcuff insurance.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ziegler

  225. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Blackmon + Addison + Hammell for his Carlos Gonzalez + Kluber? 5×5 roto with OPS and QS. Keepers league where Addison can be kept in 12th round, CarGo in last round, and Kluber in 3rd (prob wouldn’t keep Kluber).

    Here’s the rest of my team:

    C Plawecki
    1 Bautista
    2 Dee
    3 Beltre
    SS Addison / Wilmer
    OF Stanton
    OF Blackmon
    OF Polanco
    U Span / Lamb
    BN: Franco, Yonder

    SPs: Greinke, Cole, Iwakuma, Hammell, Chase Anderson, JoFer

    THANKS!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not close

  226. Jon says:
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    A guy in my league is interested in J Zimmermann, and I’m also looking to deal Heyward because I have too many outfielders and am sort of ready to give up on him being a stud again. He likes them both, though.

    He has a nice set of infielders: AGon, Kendrick, Longoria, Segura, Lawrie, Castellanos, Alvarez, and some pitchers I like: Carrasco, Lynn, Wood, Betances, Feliz, Giles, Ryu and Rodon.

    It’s a keeper league so I’m guessing Rodon would be very tough to get. See a deal in there that makes sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe take Carrasco, if you can get him

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: offer both for Carrasco, you think?

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @Jon: Too much, maybe. Not totally unfair, but you could probably get more.

          • Jon says:
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            @Long Bawls: yeah. I’m going to try for Carrasco+. Greedy, maybe? Why the heck not.

            • Long Bawls says:
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              @Jon: Some people get weird about trading 2-for-1, because then they have to figure out who to drop, so it’s easier to go 2-for-2. The keeper aspect might make it harder. Depends on what you need, but I’d ask for Betances or Segura as your throw-in (don’t wanna get TOO high), though not sure he’d go for that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  227. Long Bawls says:
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    RENDON! Scratched again! His knee bone is connected to my cry bone.

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Long Bawls: Just wait till he comes back. Every time he dives for the ball you’ll hold your breath a little. #CutchOwner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Ugh

  228. dem ribbies says:
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    Cozart or Flores?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  229. PB&J says:
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    My Carpenter for his deGrom. What say you, Mr Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom side

  230. Det. John Kimble says:
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    If you have to cut one? ;

    K. Calhoun
    G. Polanco,
    S. Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  231. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    good news for BAL/WSOX player owners (specifically BAL), apparently MLB was worried BAL games might not exist till at earliest next tuesday (same as me, as why would i hold paredes/caleb that long if they don’t play) was a bad thing too. So today’s game and yesterday’s game will be postponed, but tomorrow’s will be played in daytime, with no audience. Thurs is off anyway. Friday-Sun games will count as BAL home games but WILL BE PLAYED in TB. Ok. So 4 more games than i thought would get played. In other news
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exnaY0l4XsM

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: so really, BAL is getting practice at playing live for only slightly less people than show up in TB, and i’m imagining this will make them more ready for those home games having been given away.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  232. Bob says:
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    6×6 Roto with OPS

    Thinking of trying to unload mccutchen. Would mccutchen for Bautista be a bad idea? Not even sure if it’s doable but thought I’d get some feedback here first. As always, thanks so much for taking the time to respond to all these questions, it’s pretty amazing you do this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a bad idea

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: thanks, hope it works. Got the Kluber deal done for melky and c-mart so I’m pretty happy there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  233. Clos says:
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    Hey grey.. Would you drop Osuna or yimi for Cecil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

  234. Nojangles says:
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    Wow great buy on kluber above^^.

    Is rendon 24 or 34? All of his nagging injuries are extremely annoying.. Hopefully they’re just being really careful with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  235. tom says:
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    Good afternoon Grey! GREAT write up as usual. So I’m in a 12 team H2H points weekly al/nl league and I’m in a jam because I don’t want to drop any of my players, I like them to much. So I needed someone with an outside view to suggest one for me. I feel a lil mentally stuck on who I can afford to drop. I believe my biggest need now is at catcher. My league gives you -1 for a K and gattis is Killin me now. There isn’t much at catcher left except M. Weiters so I figure I should pick him up just in case, you know. So here is my team unless you suggest I hold off on picking up wieters. My team is….. gattis, goldy, wong, castro, aranando, Adam Jones, mcutchen, yelich, Marisnick, souza and J. Harrison to cover OF,3B,2b ….. at pitcher Archer, G Cole, S Greene, Salazar, Shoe, Gio Gonzoalas, Rubby, Familia, Holland an K jansen. We start 5 SP and 2 RP. Can you please suggest 2 players in order a 1st guy an a 2nd guy if whom you would drop for weiters so I can wait for gattis to come around. Thx again for your help as usual !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need Wieters, Shoe’s the first guy off your team

  236. Bob says:
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    Only mild interest from Bautista owner for mccutchen so no deal right now. Worth targeting Stanton? Maybe throw in an arm of straight up doesn’t work?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Bob: yup worth it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  237. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Whos my girl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me?

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Thats right Bitch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  238. Weird Al Yankabitch says:
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    AL only league. Would you trade away Castellanos for Shin Soo Choo? What do you see in Choo for rest of the year? Texas is sitting him aapparently so he can work on mechanics.. Would you make the move for upside or sit tight cause the signs say risk?

    Thanks man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent gamble

      • Weird Al Yankabitch says:
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        @Grey: Any positive signs that he’ll turn it around? Or just one of them Grey feelings?

        Appreciate ya greatly!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not a huge fan of Choo, but Castellanos is pretty bleh too

  239. Burt Macklin, FBI says:
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    Trade Dickerson away for Kluber?

    OF otherwise is Harper, Myers, Souza, Polanco and Lagares (we start 5 OF)

  240. tony says:
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    myers and archer for bumgarner?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @tony: Archer side….not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  241. Thurgood Congo says:
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    how do ya’ll like CoinTent? rakin in the big bucks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thurgood Congo: Cointent has been very attentive, good customer service

  242. Raoul Duke says:
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    Grey-

    I am in need of starting pitching. I have what I feel is a surplus of OF’s.

    OF’s: Trout, Calhoun, Pederson, Souza and Avisail Garcia.

    SP’s: Harvey, Salazar, Liriano, Tyson Ross, Shelby Miller, Matt Shoemaker and Latos.

    In your opinion, if I could get say McHugh for Calhoun would that be a good trade for me? Or should I hold with what I have? Thanks as always.

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      @Raoul Duke: I just got offered J. Zimmermann for my Todd Frazier. I am leaning towards rejecting because Zimmermann doesn’t seem the same this year. Should I take the trade?

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Raoul Duke: I would hold…if you move calhoun you have too many ? in your outfield….and Frazier side for the second one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Raoul Duke says:
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        @Grey: My fault for throwing so many questions at you, but which question were you answering with “yup”? My bad.

  243. Fever Dog says:
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    Kendrys Morales for Wacha.

    Which side?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Fever Dog: Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

    • royce! says:
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      @Fever Dog: Wacha

      • Fever Dog says:
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        @royce!: Wacha, Wacha, Wacha

        You guys!!!

  244. Dommattingly says:
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    Pierzynski, Plawecki, or Hundley? THANKS!

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly: or Joseph?!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Dommattingly: Id check hittertron but Pierzynski has been hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plawecki

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: have you sen him play…really nice swing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I watch way too much Mets

  245. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    marco/cosart/lyles/buehrle/happ/hutchison (before his 2nd consecutive non-terrible start, away from my loving arms) just to give you examples of starters recently sucked up in my deep 12 teamer.
    i’m guessing it’s still a keep fiers (i don’t want fiers to be a repeat of hutch)/heston/greene over colome (awful K/BB numbers last year)/cooney (one start and not real track record of any kind), but what about rubby. should i wait to see if greene sucks once again before doing anything here? 3 more moves per week. 2 if i can improve on dannys antana tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby’s numbers look pretty good, more or less it’s a toss up though at this point