Yesterday, Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6, 5 runs, 10 RBIs and his first three homers of the year.  *gulps*  Sonavabench!  That is worst sonavabench I’ve had in my life and I thought my worst sonavabench was when I benched Conforto on Saturday for his double slam and legs.  Five homers on my bench in two days.  I feel a little uneasy from this sonavbenching.  Is woozy a side effect of sonavabench?  I feel legit woozy.  I need to sit down.  *vomits*  I feel worse.  “Hello, I need a paramedic.  The problem?  I BENCHED RENDON FOR THE TOP OFFENSIVE GAME OF THE SEASON!  Yes, I have insurance.  No, it’s not an HMO.”  *turns on oven, sticks head in oven, reads The Bell Jar lit by the pilot light*  This book is so boring, at what point does Plath mention Rendon and bite the big one?  So, yeah, I’m an idiot for benching Rendon, but what can do, as my Polish neighbor used to say.  On the bright side, he appears out of his early season slump.  That’s a consolation prize like coming in second on The Bachelor and all you get is herpes.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Adam Eaton – Bad news, Adam Eaton out for the year.  Good news, no more of Adam Eaton’s wife’s cooking!  You know how I make up quotes and we all have a laugh?  Well, this is an actual quote from Dusty on Saturday, “…we’re waiting from the MRI because it’s not that easy, not that many people working on Saturdays.”  I’m sorry, but Eaton is making $4 million this year and you don’t have a doctor on call?  Is this serious?  If I sprained my knee and went to the ER, I bet I could find a doctor.  “Excuse me, nurse, I was just shot in my butt.  What’s that?  Since it’s Friday night, I have to wait until Monday morning?  Shucks, do you have any rags I can press on the wound in the meantime?”  This is insane!  They are a franchise that has an operating budget of $304 million and you can’t find someone to look at an MRI on Saturday?!  Any hoo!  As you know, they found someone to do an MRI on Sunday and Eaton’s done.  Called up to replaced him was Rafael Bautista, who has insane speed — stole 56 bases in Double-A last year, and Michael Taylor, who might be the last Bowden fluffer walking the planet.  Bowden fluffer and flat-billed pitchypus are two endangered glossary terms.  As of now, they’re NL-Only plays, but Michael Taylor’s intriguing.  (Not just to Bowden, by the by).  He has a solid mix of power and speed, but, man, he’s flamed out so many times.

Matt Wieters – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (3, 4), hitting .301.  For the people asking to drop Wieters for Random Schmohawk Catcher behind Door #1, let’s make a deal, just start Wieters until he’s hitting below .260 and stop with the catcher scab picking.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  In the preseason, Strasburg said he’d rely less on the slider, due to arm concerns, and so far he’s held true to his word.  He is throwing his curve a lot more though, so I’m not sure how that helps in the big picture.  Either way, Strasburg’s Ks are way down.  From 11+ K/9 to barely 8 with some rounding up.

Joe Ross – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.47.  That’s the ERA you have when you’re pitching as well as United’s customer service.

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday.  That should be it for Reed’s saves, barring an injury to Familia or someone giving him lip.

Zack Wheeler – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.78.  I call this…A Short History Of Mets Pitchers.  Chapter 1:  Competing for playoffs and throw everyone for way too many innings.  Chapter 2:  The End.  Told you it was short.

Noah Syndergaard – Was pulled from Sunday’s start with “Mets can’t have anything nice.”  The Mets are saying Syndergaard will go for an MRI for a potential lat strain.  A ‘lat strain’ with the Mets can mean anything from a head cold to torn elbow tendon.

Lucas Duda – Had a small setback in his rehab, when he felt a twinge in his elbow.  Fun fact!  Twinge Elbow is a cousin to Trey Wingo.

Gary Sanchez – Expects to return this week, which should excite absolute no one because you don’t draft top catchers, right?  You did?  Oh, prematurely balding man, you hurt me so.

Michael Pineda – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  That makes him Pi-neda.

Jordan Montgomery – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.15 vs. Wade Miley – 5 IP, 2 ER, 13 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.32.  This matchup was billed as, “Grey is completely uninterested in both of these pitchers outside of favorable matchups and very deep leagues.”  As you can imagine, not many people outside of me call this matchup that.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer and 2nd homer in the past three games, hitting .333 in the last week.  Could be a hot schmotato, but, beyond that, look how sad he looks.  Someone needs a holiday.

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.35.  Damn, I meant to stream him yesterday, but I was obviously too busy benching Rendon.  Priorities are like Regression Fairies, and I can’t keep them straight.

Adam Duvall – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .247.  Not totally related, but member when we were wondering how the Reds would keep two leadoff men in the lineup at once?  One’s hitting .213 and ones’ hitting .226 and no one wants either in their lineup.  At least they’re stealing bases.  I’m farting in your general direction, Dee Gordon.  Okay, now I’m way off topic, which is totally bizarre for me.  Ow!  Eye roll headache!

Aaron Sanchez – Was activated but needed to leave after one inning.  Hopefully Aaron Sanchez’s finger doesn’t need to be Chopped.  Ted Allen, “In the dessert basket, we have rhubarb, Teddy Grahams and Aaron Sanchez’s finger.”  Cheftestant, “I cooked the nail in brown butter to make a toffee, and used the pressure cooker on the knuckle.”  The Jays are calling it a reoccurrence of “Hill Disease.”  It causes shortened outings from a hill, such as:  Rich Hill and Lauryn Hill.

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  You know who Liriano is?  An old Pineda.  I will call him, Busted Candy.

Steven Souza – Left Saturday after being hit on the hand.  X-rays came back negative, but he’s such an injury magnet, he stuck to the x-ray machine like he was wearing Letterman’s velcro suit.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .315, and this was 5th home run in six games.  If you’re a Cruz owner, you’re gonna blink and wake up with 15 HRs from Cruz.  Or wake up with a new wife, depending on what you wish for.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .308.  That’s not Michael Brantley, it’s Michael Biehn in…The Rise of the Zombino.

Brandon Crawford – Hit the DL with a strained groin, which he’s had for about a week already (he was on bereavement prior).  Eduardo Nunez has been handling short in the mean’s time, but at any point Sabean could sign Julio Franco.

Ty Blach – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.55.  I told you to grab him in last Friday’s Buy, because the Stream-o-Nator liked him.  Though, you gotta be slightly stunod to not start anyone vs. the Padres.

Tyler Skaggs – Hit the DL with a right oblique injury.  This will open a rotation spot for…*looks at Angels’ minor league system*  Wow, how do the Angels have such a terrible major league team and a poor minor league system?  Is Arte Moreno okay?  Did he short Facebook stock or something?  I guess this means JC Ramirez (5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks) is in the rotation a bit longer, but he has a 4.23 ERA and hasn’t started games since Double-A in 2011.  I think the Angels’ fans will be yelling JC, but not for Ramirez.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Last week I called him a hot schmotato.  This week I’m saying, schom hotato!

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-3 and his 3rd steal as he hit for the cycle on Saturday.  Funny, up until Saturday, you kinda wanted Gomez to get hit by a cycle.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 5th steal, hitting .258.  Looking more and more cemented at the top of the Rangers’ lineup, now hopefully I don’t imagine him walking on water again and we’ll be okay.

David Freese – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  The Pirates called up Danny Ortiz briefly on Saturday.  They call him Medium-Sized Papi.  But he was sent back down, and the Pirates will rely on Gift Ngoepe, whose name literally translates from African to English as “gifting someone a toupee.”

Ivan Nova – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.50.  “And my greatest accomplishment is…Ivan Nova!”  That’s Ray Searage as his son looks on forlornly.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1), and four homers in the last ten games, and hitting over-.300 in the last week, and hitting .500 in the last day, well, okay, you know that part already.

Justin Bour – 4-for-6, 6 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .222.  I know I’ve said this before, but I really think Bour has to get hot at some point, and coming off this game is as good a time as any.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  His Ks are so insane right now — 12 K/9.  *smacks self*  But his walks are terrible.  Buh-buh-buh-but those Ks!  He gets the Twins next time out, and I could see giving him a little how’s your father.

Miguel Sano – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .316.  I’m gonna go out on a 117-year-old oak limb and say Sano isn’t a .300+ hitter suddenly.  Suddenly Seymour!  Standing beside me!  With sweet understanding!  Seymour’s my friend… Sorry, every time I hear someone say ‘suddenly’ I start singing that song.  That’s not annoying at all.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer.  “So, you’re saying the 2017 season started already?”  That’s Lorenzo Cain.

Miguel Gonzalez – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.27.  The Regression Fairies protest gender-specific bathrooms, they follow Streisand on Twitter, and they will destroy your ratios.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and two homers (1, 2) on Saturday.  Please let this be the start of a month-long barrage of wonderful.  From my mouth to Giancarlo’s ears.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .183.  As someone who is still sick to his stomach over Rendon’s sonavabench, I’d be careful about benching Frazier.

Aaron Nola – Was hoping to return today, but he’s still out with back soreness.  He’s still young, but there’s definitely some signs that Nola is nothing but a Rumpelpitchskin.

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  He has a 5-something K/9 and a 4.64 xFIP, i.e., Start him?  You gotta be Eflin kidding me.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 as he hit two home runs on Saturday, hitting .286.  Not to call out people, but literally the day before he hit two home runs, someone commented that Bellinger would need to be sent back down, because he didn’t look right in his first seven or so at-bats.  Guys and five girl readers, you should give top prospects a bit more time to settle in.

Andrew Toles – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Hot schmotato, and star of the upcoming series, Snowfall.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .381.  ‘Member in the preseason and I was like, “Why doesn’t everyone have Freeman ranked higher?”  Yeah, still no clue.  Why people didn’t have Odor ranked higher?  Well, that I’m starting understand more clearly.  I’m kidding, can’t give up yet!

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  Bit of a box scare because Faultywirewitz gave up three more unearned runs to make the start seem worse on paper, if that paper were a box score in a newspaper, if they still make those things.  As for Foltynedaly, I’d use him as a streamer, and Stream-o-Nator is kinda bleh on his next start, but I could see it in deeper mixed leagues.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers, hitting .197.  If only someone could convince him to change his first name before each game.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.21.  I’ve been saying he’s back for a few weeks now, and that’s me vaguely paraphrasing me!

Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Hmm, I used to like Hahn, time to look at his peripherals again.  *looks*  Bleh.  Oh, you want to know what I saw?  You’re greedy.  7.3 K.9, 2.5 BB/9, 4.03 xFIP, decent fastball, solid park, terrible team.  Looks like a MediOAKer to me.

Sean Manaea – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  He’s expected to miss only one start, but now that the stupid MLB made the DL so short, everyone’s on the DL.

Rajai Davis – Will return on Tuesday when first eligible.  Speaking of eligible, one of my girlfriends, who is on Tinder (or Bumble or something), swiped right on this guy.

Andrew Triggs – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  Sonavabench!  You know how a broken clock is right twice a day?  Well, I start Triggs all those other times that the clock is wrong.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-5 as he was activated.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m sorry about putting Saran Wrap over all the toilets on the 3rd floor.  How was I supposed to know Francine in HR was doing a Chipotle run for lunch?”

Patrick Corbin – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  Terrific, awesome, adjective, but he goes to Coors next.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 3 ER on Saturday.  Here’s what I said on Friday, “The Diamondbacks’ closer shituation is a total mess.  Hoover sounds like he sucks and/or blows, Rodney sounds like he gets no respect, and George of the Roses sounds like a B&W professional wrestler, which is good until you think about how wrestling wasn’t ‘cool’ until the 1980s and how freakin’ sad a 1950’s wrestler must be. George of the Roses probably chilled with George Reeves and they talked about how they wanted to commit suicide.  How depressing, nice to see you, now please leave.  I’d back up Rodney with Hoover, but I have no faith in this shituation.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Shelby Miller – Will have Tommy John surgery.  Ex-Diamondbacks’ GM Dave Stewart said, “I’d trade another three prospects for Shelby if I could make him healthy and have him throw a 5.50 ERA again.  The higher the ERA the better, right?  Meh, not important, do you know some ‘nerds’ spell karate as ‘K-rate?'”

  1. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    nova or maeda ros? still believe in maeda?

  2. Shitwolf says:
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    instead of busted candy can we call him bad candy? or rusty candy? Since he always throws to Rusty Marty

    something something he’s probably licorice (insert whip joke)

  3. howtathor says:
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    Grey, at least I don’t feel so bad about my sonavabench..this morning is an exercise in commiseration! Now if can only rationalize dropping him on Friday out of exasperation. I think I’ll go out and buy a gas oven today! Traded for Avisail to replace Cespedes and he promptly pulled his groin. At least your moustache is consistently fine. Thanks Grey!

    • Matty says:
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      @howtathor:
      Did anyone actually start Rendon for this game?
      I had him benched in one H2H and my opponent had him benched in another league. That would have been a real kick in the shorts.

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @Matty: I saw the matchup with Syndergaard and immediately benched him.

      • VictoriaB

        VictoriaB says:
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        @Matty: I was out all morning yesterday, didn’t get to do my lineups in time, and accidentally played Rendon in 3 of my 4 leagues. Do we have a glossary term for accidentally starting someone you didn’t mean to and it works out supremely well and the next morning you feel like queen of the world even though you also started Syndergaard and Blister-in-the-Sanchez but you’re still sorry for everyone else who got sonovabenched? Well, that’s probably too specific for the glossary.

        But Grey, I’m with @howtathor: if it helps, both this post and your moustache are magnificent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @howtathor: I know, but that doesn’t fix all ills (it does)

  4. ClemsonCrushers says:
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    Hilarious write up! 10 man points league. Drop Bradley Jr (ult spot) for any of the following. Rendon, Conforto, Bell or Calhoun?

  5. Prknz says:
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    Hang tight with Tommy Joseph or real cause of concern?

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @Prknz: He doesn’t have the track record to keep me from being concerned. Any options on the wire?

    • Pousse-Pousse says:
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      @Prknz@Prknz: The cause for concern was two weeks ago. Since then his condition deteriorated and he died.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Prknz: list options.

    • Prknz says:
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      @Prknz: it’d be between Joseph, Hernan Perez, and DeShields.

      • Prknz says:
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        @Prknz: to clarify just a little further, I own all 3 of those guys, with Miggy coming back I have to drop somebody

  6. jude says:
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    Sonavabench!!! Seriously though, my A$$ was beaten so badly this week he wouldn’t have made a difference. There’s solace in sucking, (new porno title).

  7. Greg says:
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    Picked up Schebler, ty. I’ve lost Marte and now Eaton but still have Brantley, Pollack, Conforto, and Bruce in the of with JD Martinez coming soon. Fliers on Brantley, SCastro, and Owings paying off. But since all outfielders are hot, who to start?

    leading the league in games missed, but also hrs, rbis, rs, and sbs.

    No question, really, just thanks for the extra nudge helping me pick up Conforto and Schebler

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: hmm. No real question, was mostly thanking you. Now I’m wondering what the question is that Brantley is the answer to. ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Life

  8. Simon says:
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    Thanks for the good article.

    I need to pick up one SP for my rotation. Any advice?

    1. Eduardo Rodriguez
    2. Joe Ross
    3. mike-foltynewicz
    4. Zack davies

    • Simon says:
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      @Simon:

      Two more available options

      5. Corbin
      6. Alex wood

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Simon: wood likely best liked in short term. and since you have all those out there that’s probably it.

  9. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I refuse to take the blame for benching Rendon and neither should you. It’s his fault for sucking all year. Or maybe he’s a high functioning sociopath and he did it on purpose – held back until he was sure he was on the maximum number of fantasy benches and then cut loose on Sunday. What a SOB. He’s back in my starting lineup but I really hate him.

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Right there with you.. ugggghhhh

  10. M says:
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    I seem to remember you saying in the preseason that if you draft Eaton you will lose your league…wise words!

    Also would you start Holliday or Bellinger this week? Holliday will not play against the Cubs and Bellinger will probably get sent down once Joc returns Friday (15 teams 6×6 roto)

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      @M:

      man I’m right there with you on Bellinger! I want to start him, but i dont want him for 3 games when I can have 7 games of Gomez who like Hansel is so hot right now

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @M: I can’t imagine they’ll send Bellinger back down the way he is hitting. I’d probably start him over Holliday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Bellinger

  11. Brian says:
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    I had Rendon in my lineup, saw he had 3 HR and 10 RBI so I figured my team must have had a monster day. I had 3 HR and 10 RBI for my entire team, everybody else contributed nothing!

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    In my 16 team 6×6 OPS league (OPS, QS, K/9, K/BB) I was offered the following:

    I give: Carlos Correa & Joe Kelly
    I get: Jonathan Villar & Madison Bumgarner

    The league only has 2 DL spots, and I have Haniger occupying an active roster spot, so I’d have to figure something out (probably just drop Smyly and Semien). The only benefit is that this is a H2H league and I’m sitting at 31-16-1 after this week so I might be able to afford MadBum on my DL for a while. RP with SP/RP eigibility have added value here as we can only start 3 RP so that’s why he is targeting Kelly. I also need the pitching help.

    C Matt Wieters
    1B Freddie Freeman
    2B Roughned Odor
    3B Justin Turner
    SS Carlos Correa
    MI Kolten Wong
    CI Jake Lamb
    LF Mitch Haniger
    CF – Kevin Kiermaier
    RF George Springer
    OF Carlos Beltran
    OF Max Kepler
    Util Justin Bour
    BEN Tommy Joseph

    SP – Kenta Maeda, James Paxton, Ivan Nova, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Charlie Morton
    RP – Edwin Diaz, Shawn Kelley, Luke Gregerson, Adam Ottavino

    DL – Marcus Semien, Drew Smyly

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Cheese: For me, I think it is a risk worth taking and would pull the trigger.

      You can definitely benefit from the SBs that Villar will provide and I do not rate him that far behind Correa overall. In six or seven weeks if you get Bumgarner back into your lineup for the last three months of the season at full strength, you will absolutely love having him.

      Of course, there is some risk that Bumgarner may not be back at all, or at least not at his usual level – you have to be able to live with yourself if that happens.

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    Drop Tommy Joseph for Josh Bell in 14 team mixed? Also JC Ramirez has been racking up the Ks.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Natty Boh: that’s probably a yes.

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Natty Boh: Or Andrew Toles is available.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Natty Boh: bell

  14. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Please rank for the rest of the season: Buxton, Souza, Renfroe, Santana, Kepler, DeShields, Broxton or Soler? 12 team mixed redraft league, thanks!

  15. Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Traded for Rendon last week. I guess I bought low. J Montgomery or Folty ..standard 5×5. Forgot to bench T Walker for his Coors start this week, prolly shouldn’t watch

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    Motter just hit my waivers. Drop Cozart to pick him up? The only thing giving me pause is Motter’s playing time.

    Side note: ‘Giving Me Pawz’ is a great name for a shady dog grooming shop that you don’t want to take your dog to but you are drawn in by the ‘$5 cutz’ sign out front.

    “Wow $5 is cheap but they are spelling everything with a Z and that just doesn’t sit right with me…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Grab Motter — haha

  17. Matthew Bauer says:
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    Which SP to drop in 5×5 OBP? Graveman, Cobb, Shoemaker, Gausman, Ryu, Corbin? or drop Keon Broxton & delay the SP decision 1 more week until Pederson is off DL?

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    Thanks for the write up
    Maeda was dropped 12 team H2H daily roster moves, would you drop any of the following for him?
    Bregman, Hern Perez, Bellinger, Cain
    Vince Velasquez, Joe ross, Robbie Ray

  19. Mordacious Levator says:
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    1 14 team OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added h2h
    C hedges
    1B myers
    2B miller
    SS villar
    3B longo
    OF (3) trout/stanton/cargo 2 (HOU)
    util (2) hernan/moreland
    BN dyson/souza (was hoping he’d hit the DL he almost certainly needs the way he looked when his same hand that was hurt last year got hit again. now gotta hope he’s not just awful for like 2 months while i hold him too long)
    DL desmond/murphy
    thus far i’m middle of pack in runs/rbi’s/hits/steals, slightly above average in HR/total bases and weak in OBP. is dyson the drop for desmond? could wait to see if they DL souza at least another day (desmond off today)

    2. 10 team AL only with QS. with skaggs out miranda or h.santiago. santiago’s SON numbers are worse (at least upcoming), but he’s also been WAY better than those thus far.

  20. Sean Smith says:
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    What a game for Rendon and to think I was thinking of dropping him a few days ago. Its really hard to keep a struggling bat when you have no bench space due to the ridiculous amount of guys on the DL I have. What are your thoughts on JBJ and Kepler? I gotta give JBJ a leash like Rendon, right? Josh Bell, Ender, and Yuli are sitting on the wire , do you like either of them over Kepler?

    • Sean Smith says:
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      @Sean Smith: OF situation is JBJ, Kepler, Schebler, T. Turner, Cespedes (DL), Haniger (DL), Dahl(DL) and 1B is Rizzo (No backup)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean Smith: I’d give JBJ a little more leash

      • Sean Smith says:
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        @Grey: thanks, still high on Kepler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t say high

  21. your mom says:
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    Hi,
    Get K.seager and c.santana for my giancarlo and maeda?

    Thanks

  22. Scott steelers says:
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    I think 7 ABs is too much. In “Trouble with The Curve” the entire braves organization admitted defeat right there on the field after number 1 overall pick, Bo Gentry swung and missed on 4 curveballs. When I saw Bellinger take a called strike on his first pitch I knew his career was over, it’s simple science.

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Scott steelers: I know you are being sarcastic; my favorite part of that movie is when Matthew Lillard (assistant GM in that movie) also said Bo Gentry (aka film version of Dan Vogelbach) was “the kind of FIVE TOOL player that will make this organization competitive for the next decade” – In what universe would that fat A$$ have had speed??? That movie was ridiculous!!! but I still loved it #addictedtobaseballmovies

      • Scott steelers says:
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        @Count de Monetball: I like how at 1st he said the next 5 years. Fatty wouldn’t have made it to the majors for atleast 3 years. Sadly enough, I liked it too. Any and all baseball movies, even if I make fun of them

  23. FeverDog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    Need to keep two of:
    Kendrys Morales, Logan Morrison, Steven Souza Jr.

    Also, who do you like out of:
    Devenski, Taijuan Walker, Alex Wood, Eduardo Rodriguez?

    Thank you!

  24. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade McCutchen for Verlander in a keeper league? What side do you prefer? Thanks!

  25. mcmi11ions says:
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    Me on Sunday ” hmm hitter-tron likes Rendon better than Schebler today…but Rendon has been crap and he’s going against Syndergaard…my gut says Schebler.”

    My guts have shit for brains.

    I’ll never doubt HT again.

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      HAHA – Painfully Awesome!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @mcmi11ions: In fairness, your gut did go 3 for 5 with two doubles and a couple of RBIs. You would have been thrilled with that before the day started.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @LenFuego: Yeah. But it’s going to take a long time to get over this.

  26. Ian says:
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    Ahhhhhh! How good was The Leftovers last night? Best shizz on TV!

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Ian: who was on here like 2 weeks back saying that show sucked (i’ve since seen about 1.4 episodes and it’s pretty good to me)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: The Christopher Sunday bit was hilarious

  27. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey!

    Dave Roberts will be optioning Bellinger back triple-A when Pederson gets activated.
    I guess it’ll be another injury or it’ll be a couple of months until he gets back… we can drop him then?

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: I guess it’s better to wait and see if he actually gets optioned… before dropping him.

  28. Colin says:
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    Domingo Santana’s BABIP is really low, I’d grab him now while you still can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Colin: Still K’ing a lot tho, no?

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: 23% K%, 13%BB% — not terrible. Last year his k% was 32%

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fair enough, but can he continue to pitch longer than 5 IP… Assuming this is about JC

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Grey: I thought it was about Domingo Santana.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh maybe

  29. John says:
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    Wait it out with Trumbo, or drop him for Souza?

  30. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start?

    Alex Cobb vs. TOR and @ MIA or

    Foltynewicz vs STL or

    Taijuan Walker @ WAS and @ COL…

    I need one please

    Thanks again!

  31. jamestworx says:
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    Hey, I drafted G. Sanchez…. ummmm hmmmmmmmm.. woohoo!! ??? yea buddy

  32. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey –
    Such mixed feelings when Rendon finally does something good but it all goes to waste. Hopefully its the start of something….
    Couple quick hits for you –
    1) Drop Bellinger (assuming he goes down) for Maeda, Cain or Lynn?
    2) Drop Mazara for Domingo Santana?
    3) Drop Moreland for Josh Bell?
    Thanks sir!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Murph:
      1) Depends on how bad you need immediate help, but I would lean to hold in a vacuum.
      2) Hold
      3) Hold

  33. Nick says:
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    Sonovabench !!

    Rendon activated !!

    Desmond activated !!

    let’s go for a ride !!

  34. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That’s gotta be a rough sonavabench! What do you call it when you avoid a sonavabench, but drop the player who has a great game as soon as lineups lock, so that you get those stats but no almost certainly have lost the player to waivers? (I dropped Rendon for another 3B right when Sunday games locked, so I got that game but he’s off my roster now).

    Waiving Goodbye?

  35. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Happy May Day!…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day….

    b. Started JC Ramirez in one league last night! The boy can pitch and was not affected by the HR Choo-choo after the offense staked him to a 3-1 lead. He threw a lot of good pitches and only walked one (DeShields for a lead-off walk) and then Maybin Mr Bungled Gomez single to allow DeShields to score. He threw 17 pitches in the 1st, 14 in the 2nd, 15 in the 3rd, 10 in the 4th and 17 in the 5th innning. He was dealing. And now three starts in a row of 7+ Ks in less than 6 IP.

    c. Gonna start CK, Garrett, Porcello, and Wei-Yin Chen tonight. Have to do something in that league that didn’t start too well with the draft.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 1

    Sheriff: ‘All right, now listen up! We’re right on top of him. We’re gonna form a skirmish line, 50 feet apart. Keep moving, there’s no way outta here, except through us. OK, let’s do some huntin’…’

    Mitch: ‘Huntin’? We ain’t huntin’ him, he’s huntin’ us!’

    Sheriff: ‘Spread out. Spread out, dammit! I said 50 feet!’

    Mitch: ‘I hate this!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  36. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also, I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I’d be de-lying if I wasn’t excited about you know who. Shhhhhh he’s shy like a groundhog!!!

  37. Not your average Joe says:
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    I need some Monday advice from the Say Grey, Kid! DeShields, Piscotty (peripherals > performance), and T.Walker are available. Should I be dropping someone for one of them? I almost dropped Duvall but AVG aside, his month long stats are solid. I’m growing a tad impatient at C.Santana since I can only slot him at Util.

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.

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

    SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Severino, Odorizzi, A.Wood (streamer)
    RP – Holland, K-Rod, Bush, Kelley

      • Not your average Joe says:
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        @Grey: I imagine you saying that in a Braveheart accent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  38. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    *Sigh* we selling Thor for anything we can get, or are we holding tight?

    I own him everywhere and having watched every game he’s played this season I dont think he was ever 100%. Im a little worried that when the MRI comes back he’s going to be out a few months and whenever he comes back it’ll take another month for him to return, if ever, to that magical 2015 form.

    Thoughts?

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, really wish Id have tried selling him last week. When I saw that “I know my body best” nonsense last week I thought to myself “Ok…this dude is dummmb and probably hiding something”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  39. CC says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Someone dropped Aaron Sanchez in my league. It worth using my waiver claim on him? I have the following pitchers:

    Stroman
    McCullers
    Carrasco
    Roark
    Samardzija

    Who would you drop for him?
    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @CC: Shark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CC: Agree w/ b

  40. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, pick one…
    Maeda @ San Diego
    Lackey vs Phillies
    Nova @ Cin

    In my league we have k’s and k/9 as categories so thinking maeda since San Diego strikes out 3rd most in mlb.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @TacktheKack: I would start Grey in a k/9 league against the Padres…..but Maeda will have to do….

  41. Skeezix says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey! I lucked out by NOT benching Rendon last week! Thoughts on which 4 of these starters to go with this week? Not sure if I should trust Shoemaker with those matchups even though he’s a 2-starter. And I’m pretty sure trusting Norris would not be a good idea.

    Nova (@CIN)
    Salazar (@DET)
    Severino (TOR, @CHC)
    Shoemaker (HOU, @SEA)
    Norris (CLE, @OAK)
    Pomeranz (BAL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix:

      Salazar (@DET)
      Severino (TOR, @CHC)
      Shoemaker (HOU, @SEA)
      Norris (CLE, @OAK)

    • Paul says:
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      @Skeezix:

      I gotta say that i wouldnt trust norris right now even with two starts… i would start nova over him, then same as grey…

  42. Jbjisanobody says:
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    Triggs or ryu for a back end starter?

    Drop bellinger or paraza or Dickerson to get them?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jbjisanobody: Ryu — Hold until Bellinger’s sent down

  43. B.J. says:
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    Hey folks,

    A guy in my 10 team 6×6 H2H league (QS and OBP added) sent me a text last night saying he would trade me Bogaerts for Owings and Pineda. While Bogaerts is hitting the ball, the counting stats aren’t there and I think that concerns this guy.

    Owings and Pineda are off to great starts, but I think this is a solid sell high/buy low opportunity. Should I pull the trigger?

    My team

    C- S. Perez 1B- Abreu 2B- Odor SS- Owings 3B- Bryant
    OF- K. Davis, G. Polanco, M. Brantley UTIL- J. Lamb

    SP- Darvish, Archer RP- Giles, Herrera
    P- Quintana, G. Holland, D. Duffy

    Bench- D. Robertson, Trumbo, Ellsbury, Pineda, Urias, L. Lynn, Eickhoff

    DL- Miggy, Matz

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.J.: Xander side

  44. Maverick says:
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    Nice work as always Grey! I laugh out loud at times reading your stuff!!
    So you were pretty stoked about Kiermaier this year right?
    He’s seeing ping pong balls up there lately. Would you hold or pick up Bell or Domingo Santana? I’m in a 18 League Points/H2H format. Thanks!

  45. Five-On-One says:
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    They now say Archie Bradley is not going to join the rotation and instead pitch out of the pen. Is Archie or Hoover more likely to take over for Rodney?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Five-On-One: Yup, saw that he was staying in pen and thought the same thing. He has the stuff.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Five-On-One: where are you reading this? i’ve seen “reports” on both sides.

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Five-On-One: there’s been other reports indicating the opposite as well (this last more recent of course). yes i’m aware he’s pitched in bullpen all year. godley is the other option for 5th starter, that’s the impetus the other way of course. that, and this guy was a top 2 overall pitching prospect not 3 years ago and this year is the first time he’s been anything resembling good across more than probably 2 appearances.

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: Yes, pitching from the pen all year, but yesterday he was used as a closer would be used. But I take your point about him being very talented and that most teams want their most talented pitchers in the starting rotation. But the D’backs are not a typical team in their decision making. So youneverknow.

  46. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up and enjoy your one day vacation from fielding the should I drop Rendon for David Freese type questions. Quick question, are you holding Bellinger in shallow leagues? Roberts seems adamant that he’s going back down as soon as Pederson is back? Why don’t they just bench AGonz???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Ha, I’d hold Bellinger until he’s sent down, then make the move

  47. bigbear says:
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    Evan Longoria has been crap this year. Thinking of selling. Sure, he’s been unlucky (.243 babip), but I think his better days are behind him. Who’s a good SP comp?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @bigbear: he did just have like one of his top 3 seasons last year, so yeah probably behind him, but we’d have all said exactly that same thing at this time last year and been completely wrong.

  48. Nightpandas says:
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    Time too move on from Motter?

    LImited moves

    Reyes. AssCab Galvis Saladino Arcia available

  49. exactly says:
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    in H2H points league, start 2 this week: Rendon, Gallo or Pujol?

    I’m leaning Rendon and Pujols, but considering Gallo over Pujols.

    Also, start 1: Velasquez (WAS, @CHC) or Wainwright (MIL)?

    Wainwright’s settling down and not sure I trust Velasquez in those starts.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @exactly: Go Gallo — Wainwright

  50. Steve D. says:
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    Need to drop 1 in my 12 team, 5×5 redraft:

    Michael Wacha
    Jerad Eickhoff
    Matt Shoemaker
    Lance Lynn
    Jake Odorizzi
    Sonny Gray

  51. mH says:
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    Looking for an OF to back up the ever questionable health of Braun in 12 team points league with rookie keepers – Schebler or Domingo Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mH: Domingo

  52. Buxton Turner Overdrive says:
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    Drop which Util/BE bat to open a streaming spot (14-Team H2H OBP League): HPerez, Kepler, Souza, Healy?

  53. Homie says:
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    Add Benoit if I have Betances/bush/melancon/Giles/Jansen
    Or use spot for streaming saves and holds league

  54. Jeff says:
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    Hearing that Berrios might be up on the 6th. Would you drop Velasquez, JC Ramirez, or Ryu for him if he gets the call?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Jeff: JC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: I’d hold

  55. happyharry says:
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    Nice Update Grey!. 12 team, 6×6, H2H – ROS 1B, Belt, Bell or Bellinger?
    Thanks, Man.

  56. Deerfield Doubledays says:
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    Grey man, great shizz as always. It still amazes me what this site has become since I started reading it some years ago. From daily write ups and rankings to everything all over the map. Mad props to you and the hard working staff.

    Delino deshizz just looks more like a major leaguer this season and less like a little leaguer. It looks like he went through his puberty growth spurt about 10 years late lmfao.

    Some jerkoff in my league keeps harassing me about trading one of wacha or quiantana for one or a combo of piscotty Souza Yasmani Thomas or Brad Miller. Are any of these guys even worth wacha?!

    My of are cargo(col) Khris trumbomb hernan Perez Lorenzo Cain and kris Bryant has of eligibility but I’m playing him at first.

    My sp are quiantana Duffy severino nova wacha walker McCarthy with sonny gray (who appears to be back to form) and matz on the dl.

    What are your thoughts. One last thing, there are so many comments I read that are funny as fuck or just plain awesome. Some other sites (gasp he goes to other sites) have the ability to rec or “like” for lack of a better term comments. Is that something that you guys could incorporate into the site?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deerfield Doubledays: Thanks! We tried to ‘like’ comments at one point and people backlashed against it…. Wacha for Tomas works for me

  57. Robert says:
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    Thames and Hamels for Freeman. Who wins?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Robert: Freddie

  58. Salami Pettrino says:
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    12 team mixed H2H 4 keeper league (2 position players, 2 pitchers) and I have Hendricks as a 17th round keeper. Nova is on the wire and would be a 16th round keeper next year. Time to bail on Hendricks? Other starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker, Pineda, Dylan Bundy, Severino, Darvish

      • Salami Pettrino says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate the response, thank you kind sir.

  59. ryanoger says:
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    Rich HIll, Maeda, or Corbin… over…. Vinny V or Lackey or hold?

    Drop Nomar for Ender, Schebler, David Peralta or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Maeda over Lackey — Peralta

  60. Love the Little Shop of Horrors shoutout! Now the song’s in my head!

    1. Are you expecting your namesake, Sonny Gray, to be more than a MediOAKer once he settles in? Are you starting him first game back against the Twins?

    2. I’ve got Carlos Gomez in my 15-team redraft roto league because the Hittertron said he had several tasty matchups in a row. But that’s over now. Should I hold onto him while he’s hot or would you switch him out for Inciarte, Broxton, Reddick, or Pillar? I need AVE and OPS the most, and need more help with power a little more than speed.

    3. Same league: Would you drop Tim Beckham for Reyes or Schimpf?

    4. Is Wood (vs. SF) or Corbin (vs. COL) a better streamer for tomorrow? SoN says Wood, but both seem like strong choices.

    5. Archie Brdley or Hoover in Arizona?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: So catchy! 1. Nope 2. Ender 3. Reyes 4. Wood 5. Hoover

      • @Grey: Many thanks, Grey!

        And also, damn you! After having “Suddenly Seymour” in my head for a while, I went to watch it on YouTube. One thing led to another and it was almost an hour later and I have Steve Martin’s Dentist song in my head!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, sorry!

  61. Winthorpe says:
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    ‘Member in the preseason and I was like, “Why doesn’t everyone have Freeman ranked higher?”

    I also remember being told to avoid Sano like the plague and about K.Davis’ “just enough” homers. I guess you win some, you lose some.

    • ERad says:
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      @Winthorpe: It was last year that Grey advised to avoid Sano – this year he seemed to be cautiously optimistic, and had Krush in the top 60 – so not sure what you’re looking for chief winthorpe

      • Winthorpe says:
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        @ERad: I understand it’s in the blood of every poster here to run to the defense of Grey like the left runs to Obama, but the reality is that he ranked Sano 16th amoung 3rd baseman and referred to him as “Frazier without the speed”…not exactly a ringing endorsement. You can pretend he wasn’t down on Sano, but it’s just not true.

        • Shitwolf says:
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          @Winthorpe:

          Guy nobody can actually predict what will happen in sport. All you can do is give it your best guess…

          • Winthorpe says:
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            @Shitwolf: guy, you’re missing the point guy. If you’re gonna incessantly talk about your hits, inn gonna point out the misses. Understand, guy. Guy, do you get that? Can you grasp the concept, guy?

  62. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey should I drop Tim Anderson for Arcia, Cozart or Travis?

  63. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Deep 10 team mixed, do you continue to roster Brad Miller? Or drop for Josh Bell, Yuli Gurriel, Taylor Motter, etc? Thanks!

  64. larry womack says:
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    Would you drop Dickerson or Margot for Inciarte?

    Which pitcher to use tomorrow-Woods or Moore?

    Bell over Moreland or Belt?

    Thank you

  65. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! Another entertaining recap :)

    1) Better stash for ROS – Manaea or G Richards?
    2) in 12 team 5×5 H2H, Time to drop Peraza? Rank these SS for ROS: Peraza, Didi, Nunez, Motter
    3) Better Start this week: Graveman at Min or ERod at Min?

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Wow, Andrew Benintendi is really good. That Ralph is sooooo smahtt!

  67. Cram It says:
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    I too had Rendon on the bench. I’m still trying to recover from it. On the bright side, I felt like it was some sort of karmic punishment. So I’m going to try to be nicer to people.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: Calling Bullshit.

      Lost Skaggs and Manaea in NFBC. Hello Hahn and Garza.

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Great Knoche: I said “try”. I’m already blowing a gasket reading some of these questions. But Ima keep it to myself.

        Jesse Hahn would be a godsend on my team right now.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Cram It: Haha. I’m gonna put in a catcher question for fun just for you now.

          That’s how I feel about my RCLs. Don’t think I’m above 60 points in any of them.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: have you tried closing your sharp criticisms aka meanness with maybe some nice parting words like have a nice day, it’s going to be okay, or your mom is pretty hot?

          • Cram It says:
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            @J-FOH: I’ve tried ‘May God have mercy on your soul.’ Jury is still out on how that is received.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Cram It: it’s too judgy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I still find myself muttering, almost 18 hours later

  68. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Great write up. I was just talking to a guy in my league about trading him Rendon for Bundy straight up. Glad he did something so I can ask for more or hold.

    Serious question.
    Peraza or Moncada?

    10 team shallow league head to head 6 cat with OPS
    C-Perez
    1B-Freeman
    2B-Odor
    3B-Bryant
    SS-Correa
    OF-Harper
    OF-Yelich
    OF-Thames
    Util (one of)-Hanley, Rendon, Desmond, Peraza

  69. Lougle says:
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    Drop Calhoun for DeShields in a 14 team OBP/SLG league? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lougle: Apples/oranges, sure

  70. Carns says:
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    How would you rank these athlete moms? Mrs. Curry, Mrs. Yelich, and the OG, Mrs. Napoli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns: Napoli, Napoli, Napoli, Yelich

  71. peacecoast says:
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    dropping Kiermaier: pls rank for FAAB order: Schebler, Choo, Drury.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: but I still rank you number one in my heart

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

    Mookie owner is 0-4 and starting to get desperate. He’s made it known I can get Mookie for Freeman, worth it? 7×7 with OBP and TBs. I would have Carlos Santana at 1B in Freeman’s absence. Other OF are Braun/Cruz/Conforto. Am I too high on Freeman for over-thinking this one? Thanks!

  73. demribbies says:
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    I was in that 40% of ppl who had Rendon on the bench too. Wuh-wah. Cost me 2 wins this week in a close match-up, but more than anything I’m just happy that Rendon’s April is in the rear-view and that the man still knows how to hit a baseball. The soft contact coming into yesterdays game was discouraging. Glad I didn’t do anything stupid w/ Rendon last week as a lot of ppl were dropping him for some sketchy-ass 3B options. Bet they’re all like Undo-Undo this morning. Cheers.

  74. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I which one would you start this week: Ryu @SD, Hendricks vs. NYY, or Samardzija @LAD? Thanks

  75. Dan says:
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    Your thoughts on holding onto Carlos Rodon? Had him in my one DL spot but with Haniger and now Cespedes down I’m indecisive on cutting him or not for some streamonator useage I was able to do prior to having to injuries killing my flexibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Cut Rodon

  76. Adam says:
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    Drop Haniger or Dahl?
    Only have 1 DL spot

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Adam: Drop Dahl

  77. moldyforgoldy says:
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    drop joe ross for berrios (looking like he’ll be called up this week) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  78. Adam says:
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    Didi gregarious or Bregman?
    Head to head league

  79. Sdub88 says:
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    Feel your pain on Rendon, I was up in RBI going into Sunday, my team finished with TWO for the entire day. Rendon had 10 on my bench. lost RBI and Runs, would have won both if I played him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So frustrating

  80. William Hung says:
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    Dropped JBJ for Mark Trumbo – everyone pick up JBJ cause he’s gonna go off for 3 HRs and 12 RBIs tonight

    • LenFuego says:
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      @William Hung: Could you please drop Devon Travis too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  81. fudgemybudge says:
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    How would you rank for 5×5 roto
    Ryu
    Maeda
    Corbin
    Lackey
    T Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Maeda

  82. Stranger Thames says:
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    NL only league – got lucky and drafted (auction) Thames, Zimmerman, Murphy (keeper), Blackmon (keeper), Stanton, M. Franco, picked up Matt Reynolds

    Pitching is solid but boring – Strasburg, Nola, Nova, Gio, Maeda, picked up A. Wood and Senzatela.

    1st in HR, RBI, Ave, ERA, Whip
    2nd in R, W
    Middle of pack in saves – closers are Oh and whatever SAGNOF I can find
    Dead last in K’s and SB’s

    Is now the time to sell high on Zimmerman or any of the others for K’s or SB’s??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, sell high on Zimmerman

  83. Clint says:
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    I know you hate catcher questions but I’m in a unique position in my 10 team h2h pts dynasty league where, after retracting 4 teams this offseason, the wire got deeper so I was able to snag Wieters w/Sanchez on the DL. Who do I drop when Sanchez returns this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  84. FrankGrimes says:
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    Nice title Rudy!

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Grimey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  85. Milarky says:
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    Which one of these OF/Util guys should I sit this week?

    Matt Holliday (6, TOR, @CHC)
    DeShields (7, @HOU, @SEA)
    Solarte (6, COL, LAD)
    Kepler (6, OAK, BOS)
    G. Polanco (7, MIL, @CIN)

  86. GoJays says:
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    We start two at each IF position, and at 2B I keep starting Schoop and Brad Miller – who has been horrible. Should I bench him this week in favor of Drury? Miller has 7 games this week to Drury’s 6, but Drury is also heading into Colorado for a series.

  87. Richard Davis says:
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    Is Profar done as a DYNASTY asset? He was dropped in my 20 team league, and I’ve always been a fan, but he has been a HUGE disappointment, after being a “Super” prospect just a few years ago. I have an open spot, and I’m trying to decide between Profar and R. Bautista from Washington to take a flyer on, “long term”……thanks

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Richard Davis: As a die hard Rangers fan… I’ve pretty much lost all hope at this point. 20 teams is deep though, it’s kind of a toss up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  88. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Would love to survey for some weekly start/sit advice!

    1. Leading in ERA and WHIP but near the bottom in Saves thanks to Yu and some well-selected (ie. lucky) streaming and only having 1 closer at the start of the season. Would you use your last pitcher spot to play:

    A 3rd closer (choice of Benoit or Neris . . . after last week I’d prefer Benoit of the two, even if Neris gets another shot), or

    One of Joe Ross ($2 @PHI, but hot damn that would need peptobismol) or Eickhoff @ CHC (-$10.4)?

    2. Which 2 OFs get to start this week? Tron isn’t too helpful here since Delino and Rajai had very recent status changes (starting seemingly + coming off DL).

    Delino – ride the buzz and ignore Tron? ( 4 @ HOU, 3 @SEA – all RHPs except Paxton

    Ellsbury – a little cool last week, but nice start to season and favored by Tron (3 v.TOR, 3 @CHI including Lester, which might be relevant for SBs)

    Broxton – playing time question mark, but hit .300 last week (4 @SEA, 3 @PIT, all RHPs)

    Rajai – supposedly good to go and back all week (3 game @MIN 3 v. DET)

    Thanks!

  89. Got my morning coffee and some Gray. Life is good.

    1) Worth dropping Salvador Perez for Wieters? or hold
    2) Worth dropping anyone for Rendon from below roster? or hold
    3) Anything weird about how I have this lineup set? Hernandez is doing pretty well so I plugged him into 2B and slid Turner into OF when he was slumping early in the season/injured.

    C. Perez
    1B. R to the izzo
    2B. Cesar Hernandez
    3B. Justin Turner
    SS. Story
    OF. Stanton
    OF. Trea
    OF. Conforto
    Util. Duvall
    Bench. Franco, Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Sure 2. Mazara 3. Not really

  90. Mike in Busan says:
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    Sorry to hear about the Rendonocalypse, Grey. Had him on the bench of my only decent RCL league, too. In a weekly lineup, though, which three would you go with: DeShizz (hope springs eternal), Franco, Schoop, Schebler, Corey son of Dicker?
    Thanks in advance, and better luck going forward!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz, Franco, Schoop

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir. Luckily, no insanely early games today, so I woke up in time to adjust my lineup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  91. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey!

    Excellent work as usual, sir.

    Hope this is OK to address, but given the surprise news elsewhere on Razzball, will we get a podcast this week? Please allay our (my) fears. I’ll miss that gong!

    Thanks.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @JakeTPE: what surprise news?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @peacecoast: nvm just saw JB is leaving :(

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @peacecoast: Yeah :’-(

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @peacecoast: Go read JB’s post from today over in Basketball.

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @peacecoast: If he told you then it wouldn’t be a surprise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, there’s podcasts

  92. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    10teamer 5×5 roto. Who gets dropped. Shoemaker, Miley, or Ray? I started Rendon because souza got hurt(only reason, but I’ll take it!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miley

  93. Gibby says:
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    Regarding Stressbird and curves vs sliders, I think curves are considered safer because the arm can be pronated (finish thumb-down) more easily than with a slider. Pronation allows the arm to decelerate more naturally, hence less stress on the elbow.

    Full disclosure, I am not a doctor, a scientist, or a pitcher, just a dad who spent 4-5 years helping my son’s team, and most of this comes from internet research into pre-teen and teen arm health.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gibby: well you know more about it then than the mess and their set of people they listen to about pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice caveat… Good info too!

  94. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty league

    Drop motter for

    Parra, Gardner, v mart, Didi, grichuk, gurriel, Cozart, broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  95. David Niven says:
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    Yo chief, giving EE for Strasberg, too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  96. Sex Haver says:
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    Is Pence not a must own in 12 team redraft anymore? Would you drop him for any old hot schmotato?

    • Murph says:
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      @Sex Haver: I just dropped him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  97. larry womack says:
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    A. Wood over Garrett

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @larry womack: SON enthusiastically says yes. wood might lose job upcoming however, and then get it back right away again likely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  98. fieldvision says:
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    What’s the word on Cody Bellinger going down when Joc comes back next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it, but it’s on the table

  99. Tweak says:
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    Great, one reference and I’m listening to all of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. THANKS GREY.

    I think it’s silly to send Bellinger back down. Gonzalez is still nursing his arm. Let him rest a bit more and give Bellinger as many ABs as possible. He can be a solid bat at 1B or in LF – give him a good shot at 100ABs or so and make a mid-season move to clear up the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I think he stays

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think of Archie Bradley closing for the D-Backs? I know it may be a long shot with Miller out now, but he’s been real solid back there and could be lights out.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: He’d probably be good at it.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Wilsonian: Like we said above. They are keeping him in the bullpen even with the injury, he’s got the stuff so I think it’s possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: He’d be better than Rodney at this point

  101. PNW says:
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    I’m out on JBJ…. think he was a one year wonder. sure, he’ll be alright this year. but I want out from under my investment…

    trade JBJ and Duffy for Polanco and Strasburg?
    or JBJ and Duffy for Polanco and Keuchel?
    or JBJ and Duffy for Verlander/ Archer
    JBJ and Duffy for Tanaka and archer?

    I want out from these bums!

    thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @PNW: I don’t see the owner(s) agreeing to any of those trades.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You think these will go through? I guess try them

  102. Old School Brother says:
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    I hate you Rendon…. you’ve been f’ing me for years now. Here’s hoping the rest of the season is indeed filled with consolation prize herpes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hate him!

  103. TonyD says:
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    Grey – why the massive dissing of JC Ramirez? 3% owned on CBS! What am I missing? Dude’s 10 k/9, 3.38 xfip, 12.1 SwStr% – all in a crappy LAA rotation and SP/RP eligible after next start. Please enlighten. Great work as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hasn’t started games in 5 years

  104. Who says:
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    Drop Eduardo Rodriguez or triggs for berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Who: Triggs

  105. The Great Knoche says:
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    Just for Cram.

    Who you got Rest of Season?

    Mesoraco or Ramos

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: THERE IS NO REST OF SEASON FOR CATCHER. #@$%!^&. Thank you, have a great day and may God have mercy on your soul.

      • The great knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Haha, I think those anger management sessions are really paying off for you.

      • Packers says:
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        @Cram It: Haha. Nice.

  106. Gregarious says:
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    Hey Grey – which side do you like in a 6×6 OPS re-draft? my j upton and gerritt cole for his trea turner

    My other SPs are: carrasco, paxton, mccullers, maeda, urias and madbum on the DL

    Thanks for all you do!

  107. ChiCitySox says:
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    Sanchez, Gray and Rodon….Great core of my pitching staff so far. Good news, I’m in first place currently in my H2H dynasty league. I don’t want to drop guys or trade away dynasty pieces yet, but I’m a little worried I cant keep up the streaming success each week. You confident in any or all of these 3 when they come back. Or time to look at some trade options?

  108. Eg says:
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    I own LeMahieu and Carpenter in a 12 team H2H league… Drop LeMahieu for either of Patrick Corbin, Eduardo Rodriguez or Chase Anderson? Happy with offense (and either of LeMaheiu/Carpenter are typically on my bench), but at bottom of league for pitching. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eg: Meh, trade him

  109. Troy says:
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    What do drew smyly, lucas duda, Sean manea, cam bedrosian, gary Sanchez, Aaron nola, jon gray, Jorge solar, Shelby miller, Thor and Sterling marte all have in common? If you said they were all in my roster when injured you’re right…and somehow in still in first.

  110. Sean Smith says:
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    Just got offered my Rich Hill for his K-Rod, should I take this and run away from the blisters?

      • Sean Smith says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, pulled the trigger on it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. Mordacious Levator says:
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    yeppers, partial tear, possibly causes by trying to pitch through tendonitis. sure was worth sending him out yesterday eh mess?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: or he already had it, and they just didn’t check (maybe due to not being able to “get a doctor on the weekend”)

  112. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Is it kinda crazy to trade 1B C Davis for Conforto ??

  113. mike says:
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    my DL spots are full
    would u drop syndegard??

    haniger and Dahl are taking up the spots

    • LenFuego says:
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      @mike: I would look into a trade before I dropped one of those guys.

  114. Christian Herman says:
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    For long term solution purposes:

    Conforto or Heyward
    Taijuan Walker or Rodon

  115. FrankGrimes says:
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    Time to dump Healy?
    Maybe for Gurriel?

    • The great knoche says:
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      @FrankGrimes: No way, swing is too pretty. He’s using all fields well and contact rates are good, give him a little more time. I see a solid month of May in his future.

  116. playadlc says:
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    Darvish, Betances and Rendon for Arenado.

    Which side?

  117. Blake says:
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    I have the following lineup in my pts league (1pt for 1B, 2pts for 2B, 3pts for 3B, 4pts for HR, 1pt BB, 1pt for SB – batters) (10pts for W, 7pts for S, 1pt for SO, 10pts for CG – pitchers)

    C: E Gattis
    1B: M Reynolds
    2B: I Kinsler
    3B: K Bryant
    SS: C Correa
    OF: J Bautista
    OF: E thames
    OF: J Heyward
    U: V Martinez

    B: M Cabera
    B: R Braun
    B: M Haniger

    P: J verlander
    P: C Martinez
    P: M Melancon
    P: W Chen
    P: J Smardazza
    P: E Santana
    P: M Tanaka

    B: J Happ
    DL: C McHugh

    I only have 10 pickups for the rest of the year
    been going rhrough some injuries so the following batters are available – would you use a pickup for one of the below? could insert moustakas in 3B slot and use Bryant in OF

    C Beltran
    C Gomez
    M Moustkass
    C Headley
    J Ellsbury

    What about pitchers? I had picked up S MIller about 2 weeks ago but just dropped him. the following are available – would you use a pickup for one of them?

    P Corbin
    C Morton
    JC Ramirez
    RYU
    J Chavez

    • Blake says:
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      @Blake:

      Oh and Y Gurreiel is available as well

  118. Hugman says:
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    MY BAD EVERYONE! I was supposed to tell you when I dropped Rendon so you could get him in your lineup. Saving grace in my league was he wasn’t eligible to play off waivers yesterday. I still think he’s gonna suck, but I have to, don’t I?!
    If he has any more good games tho I’ll fall for it and try to place a claim on him.

  119. Jon Snow says:
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    JBJ this week or Carlos Gomez?

    Carlos Gomez @Houston (Mccullers, Fiers, Morton, Musgrove) and then @Seattle (Gallardo, Jong, Paxton)

    or

    Jbj @ Baltimore (Bundy, Asher, Gausman, Jimenez) and then @ Minnesota (Hughes, TBD, Santana )

    Could also start one of them over Hernan Perez or Asivai Garcial with his groin injury (Supposed to be back tonight)

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        you sure? I heard TBD is the ace of Minnesota baha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  120. hankp says:
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    Grey
    I need two hitters to keep ROS in a limited transaction 14 team 5×5 from Choo, Harrison, Joseph. I have enough flexibility built into my roster that positional eligibility is largely irrelevant. Which one would you cut? Thanks!

  121. southside dom says:
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    Who is the drop to activate Ian Desmond? 10 team roto keep forever (6×6 with OBP & QS)

    Kepler, Souza, Brad Miller, Healy, Gallo

    Same league, chasing saves and have Bedrosian coming back soon. Prefer to drop Snell or Joe Ross first?

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Johnson, Brach
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    (6) Bench: Ray, Graveman, Urias, Lynn, Ryu

    (2) DL: Bedrosian

    1) Okay who do I replace Brach with out of the following RPs?

    Kelley, Rodney, Hoover, Neris, Benoit, Rosenthal ?

    2) Also this is a non-hold leagues so I’m probably going to drop Betances for a SP streamer but before I do so, I might try and package him with Duffy for a SP upgrade? Any good targets you think Duffy + Betances could land me?

    3) Also is Betances the most expendable player to cut for a streamer or would it be one of my SPs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Kelley 2. Carrasco? 3. Ryu

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks for answering 1 and 3 but for number 2, I already own Carrasco!

        Here’s my team again:

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

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

        (2) DL: Haniger

        (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
        (2) RP: Johnson, Kelley
        (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
        (6) Bench: Ray, Graveman, Urias, Lynn, Ryu

        (2) DL: Bedrosian

        1) What other SPs in the Carrasco tier might be a good target if I try packing Duffy + Bentances?

        2) Also after reading comments above I was thinking of offering a couple trades but not sure if they’re fair or not? If they’re fair then in what order should I try them?

        a) Duffy + Owings for Xander? (already own two other Red Sox and not sure if Owings i a good sell here?)

        b) Duffy + Longoria for Cueto? (this might be a longshot but the other team has Bregman starting slow and Shaw eligible at 3rd and I figure this will get rid of my bench bat? His other SPs are Arrieta, Teheran, Wood, Bundy, Cotton, Morton, Glasnow, Garrett if you think one of them is more realistic than going for Cueto? )

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kluber? Cueto? Around that range — 2. Bogaerts, Longo side

  123. JC3Bagger says:
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    In a competitive league where you need to get well ahead of the news on call ups (3 day waiver waiting period). Do you have any idea on the timelines of Lewis Brinson and Josh Hader. Should I start stashing soon?

    Anyone else that might warrant a roster stash? Thanks!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @JC3Bagger: I am assuming Brinson will be up after the Super 2 date is comfortably in the rear view mirror, so probably mid-June. I would not be surprised Hader stays down until September or even past this year – that could change if the Brewers are in contention this summer and Hader looks ready (but he has not looked good so far – 7.3 K/9, 6.2 BB/9 and 2.19 HR/9 are not the way to fast track yourself to the majors).

      • JC3Bagger says:
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        @LenFuego: Appreciate the insight. With Brinson, you would think a team like the Brewers would wait as you suggested, but they can’t keep trudging Broxton out there, and who knows, maybe they move Braun sooner rather than later. I can probably agree on Hader, and unfortunately I’m most thin at SP, so could use him more than Brinson right now.

        • LenFuego says:
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          @JC3Bagger: @JC3Bagger: Yeah, Broxton has been a big disappointment so far, but the Brewers are third in MLB in runs scored, so I suspect they will be disciplined with Super 2 for Brinson. OTOH, they are third LAST in runs allowed, so they are probably dying for Hader to be ready — but the performance is exactly what you do NOT want to see to bring him up (especially the BB/9).

          You never know with minor leaguers though – the Brewers could be having Hader work on a certain pitch (that is hurting his performance) with the intent to bring him up as soon as he demonstrates decent command of it.

          It is worth polling Ralph – he knows way more about this stuff than me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC3Bagger: No idea, I’d ask Ralph, maybe June for Hader, maybe sooner or later for Brinson depending on Brewer injuries

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @JC3Bagger: I’d start stashing Brinson now. Hader, might be a little longer. I don’t feel they have the need to force him up yet.

  124. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Would you trade Mike Montgomery for Archie Bradley? I would be giving up Montgomery

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I have a chance to acquire Aaron Judge. He wants one of these four guys: Altuve, Turner, Arenado or Gary Sanchez. Who should I offer if any

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            I put Thor on the DL which opened a slot for me to activate Britton. The only issue is Sonny Gray is also being activated tomorrow and I have to drop someone to make room for him. These are my choices to drop.

            Cobb
            Senzatela
            Dayton
            Leclerc
            Hembree
            Montgomery

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gray

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                am i reading it it correctly you said drop Sonny Gray?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, lose Hembree

        • WhiteRabbit says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: not knowing league type – the only one i would consider would be Sanchez

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            its a dynasty/keeper league

  125. dhouse42 says:
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    Against all my instincts and my firm agreement with Grey that it’s dumb to draft pitchers early, I got Syndergaard in the 2nd round this year. I didn’t want to, but I didn’t see any of the guys I wanted and knew I could get Story in the 3rd anyway. So I took him.

    WELP

  126. Slimbo says:
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    Hey man

    Rodon worth holding onto in a dynasty? Need some healthy bodies after losing Thor

    Who would you grab? Triggs, josh bell, Drury, brach, glasnow

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Nope…Drury for this week

  127. Aden Pereira says:
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    How would you rank for a 12 team mixed league:

    Schebler
    Kepler
    Deshields
    David Peralta
    Jose Peraza

  128. John Donnell says:
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    Shallow league… Drop Calhoun to pick up Conforto or Triggs?

    • Cram It says:
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      @John Donnell: You don’t know if you need an OF or pitcher? Conforto

      • John Donnell says:
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        @Cram It: I more don’t know if I should give up on Calhoun yet. Thanks though!

  129. Eng says:
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    Guten Morgen Herr Grau. Your column providing another enjoyable break to the miserableness of a Monday morning.

    ROS you preferring Duda or Bellinger?

    Dankeschön und tschüss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Haha… Bellinger

  130. Schoolboy P says:
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    Does the Eaton injury mean we see Robles this season?

  131. larry womack says:
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    Bell over Moreland or Belt.

  132. Ted says:
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    Starting Schebler or Deshields this week?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Ted:Schebler has been hot and the Reds are in the hitter-friendly confines of their home park this week for 7 games and facing 6 righties. The math is left to the reader as an exercise.

    • Grey

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      @Ted: Agree w/ Len

  133. Green monstahh says:
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    Greetings grey!

    Awful news regarding syndergaard! Partial tear of LAT muscle, matz had the same thing & missed two months , I have a feeling we won’t see Thor until late July at the earliest/ maybe even July

    Who to add when I place Thor on my DL; bartolo colon, Ian Kennedy, chase Anderson (2 starts next week), Julio urias, lance Lynn, Derek holland, matt Cain, Hector Santiago.

    I could always put Thor in DL & add let’s say chase Anderson. Then drop gsellman for another arm too

    Thanks man!

  134. mike says:
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    I picked up Ed Rod last night he Looks like a sure break out candidate.
    Should I drop Beltran, for Gomez or Shebler? Just as a bench bat for depth. IN case of injuries or slumps or breakouts. Russell martin is available too. I own schwarber though.

    • mike says:
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      @mike: @<a actually should I drop beltran for werth.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  135. Ted says:
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    ROS 12 team mixed league ranking:

    Schebler
    David Peralta
    Kepler
    Deshields

  136. Harry says:
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    We starting Velasquez in a daily league today @ the Cubs or abandon ship!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench

  137. Blaze says:
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    What u guys think I have a bunch of awesome pitchers right now bundy wacha Julio t serivinio leake witch pitcher would u guys think would be fair trade for Andrew b Khris d or jay Bruce this league is a ops league . I’m in first place with my offfense kicking but also with Harper freeman n Braun should I hold out or try to bolster my offense more thanks peace

  138. SondheimXXX says:
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    What are your thoughts on Berrios? He’s slaying in AAA, and it sounds as though a call-up is imminent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him for his 1st start back

  139. Blaze says:
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    Which pitcher for Andrew b wacha serivinio leake bundy Julio t or max

  140. A-aron says:
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    Looking for CI help and have Motter sucking there.

    Shaw or Gurriel? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuli

  141. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey!!!

    Got any thoughts on starting Cueto in LAD against Kershaw? SoN kind of hates the start (-2.8), but I also feel like it’s early enough in the season that I should just pitch my better pitchers and I think Cueto is one of those guys who will focus for a tough matchup.

    Oh, and do you have any thoughts about Carter Capps? I’ve had him DL-stashed, but it sounds like he’s been getting shelled on his rehab.

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Cueto — Capps is an MR that may never be the same, move on

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Wooooord. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  142. Reed Smith says:
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    Since I lost Eaton, i decided to keep Rendon and see what happened. Glad i did and he wasn’t on my bench!

    Question: Is Leake maybe for real at this point or is he going to be leaking ass juice all over the diamond soon? I’ve been lucky in my QS league that i grabbed him for his 1st start and ridden the train.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake will regress to his norm at some point, but can own until then

  143. Blaster says:
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    Encarnacion was dropped. Lose either Abreu or Hanley for him?

    • Reed Smith says:
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      @Blaster: Can i play in your league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  144. Luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 OBP C Davis(bal) or ozuna ROY ?
    I do need homeruns and RBIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  145. lwomack58 says:
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    Bell over C. Dickerson ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  146. SondheimXXX says:
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    Hold on Ross in twelve-team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  147. Matthew R Manuszak says:
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    Hi Grey, can you rank the following ROS for a 12-team mixed league?

    Kepler
    Brad Miller
    Bregman
    Schebler
    Motter

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman, Kepler

  148. Blake says:
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    Grey,

    I have the following lineup in my pts league (1pt for 1B, 2pts for 2B, 3pts for 3B, 4pts for HR, 1pt BB, 1pt for SB – batters) (10pts for W, 7pts for S, 1pt for SO, 10pts for CG – pitchers)

    C: E Gattis
    1B: M Reynolds
    2B: I Kinsler
    3B: K Bryant
    SS: C Correa
    OF: J Bautista
    OF: E thames
    OF: J Heyward
    U: V Martinez

    B: M Cabera
    B: R Braun
    B: M Haniger

    P: J verlander
    P: C Martinez
    P: M Melancon
    P: W Chen
    P: J Smardazza
    P: E Santana
    P: M Tanaka

    B: J Happ
    DL: C McHugh

    I only have 10 pickups for the rest of the year
    been going rhrough some injuries so the following batters are available – would you use a pickup for one of the below? could insert moustakas in 3B slot and use Bryant in OF

    C Beltran
    C Gomez
    M Moustkass
    C Headley
    J Ellsbury
    Y gurriel

    What about pitchers? I had picked up S MIller about 2 weeks ago but just dropped him. the following are available – would you use a pickup for one of them?

    C Morton
    JC Ramirez
    RYU
    J Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Didn’t you ask this already in this post?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        That’s a lot to type for asking twice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I meant it more like “has this changed since last time and do I need to read it again?”

  149. wudaben says:
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    Need help picking weekly starters. H2H Points, pick 2. I’ve got Urias & Wood in there now.

    Duffy vs CHW, vs CLE
    Walker @WAS, @COL
    Urias vs SF
    A Wood vs SF
    Graveman @MIN

  150. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    In an OBP/SLG keeper format which side do you prefer?

    Springer and Odor

    Trea Turner and Judge

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  151. Shits&Giggles says:
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    I’m growing a little inpatient with Bogearts. Would you do a Yelich and Andres deal. Especially if you lacked steals. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d do better

      • Shits&Giggles says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Do you like YElich Machado over Braun Bogearts. THanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  152. Couple things
    1. The Dodgers came out and said Berlinger would be send back down after his 2 HR game. Joc is back Friday and AGonz is still hurting, but they can’t use Bellinger’s bat? Weird AF.

    2. Can you please go on a Carlos Correa rant like you did with Rendon? I’d really like my 2nd round pick to go ham, and that seems like the best way to ensure it after seeing your reverse jinx work so effectively on Abreu and Rendon. Thanks in advance.

    3. There is no 3, but it just doesn’t feel like a list with only 2 things. We’ve discussed this before.

    4. Ok, I guess there was a 3, but I didn’t think of it until just now, so it’ll be #4. ROS, your thoughts on Kapler, Holliday & Conforto.

    Ps – Sorry about your Premature eBenchulation with Rendon. That’s one sick day to miss. Do they pull your “fantasy expert” card for that, or put you on double secret probation or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agreed AF 2. Haha 4. Conforto, Kepler PS. Ha

  153. m says:
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    Danny Duffy or Rich Hill ROS?
    Would you have any issues trading either for Cody Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @m: Duffy — Hill for Allen works for me

  154. Matt says:
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    Corbin, E Rodriguez or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: he got picked up already. Corbin or Nola?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corbin

          • matt says:
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            @Grey:

            Last one:

            Berrios or Corbin, ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Corbin

  155. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey,

    5×5 with QS, which 3 do you like best ROS…?

    A Wood
    Joe Ross
    Graveman
    Folty
    Velasquez
    Corbin
    Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman, Corbin, Vince

  156. John Holden says:
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    Hey guys should I start Healy or Bellinger at 1st?
    Also which two to start out of Gallo, Rendon and Margot
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger — Rendon, Gallo

  157. jonnybench says:
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    Was offered Danny Duffy for Melancon in a 10 team keeper…

    Duffy worries me.. he even a top 30 SP next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  158. WNWDOTCOM says:
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    Grey,

    Don’t feel bad. My opponent from the end of yesterday’s H2H match-up also benched Rendon and he’s won our league three straight years. You weren’t alone. What do you all think about this trade:

    Jose Peraza and Hernan Perez for Aaron Judge and Delino DeShields?

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It still hurts! Judge side, pretty fair

    • LenFuego says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: It’s fair, but I prefer the Judge side. The three others are SAGNOF specialists — pretty high-quality SAGNOF specialists (especially Peraza), but none of them is going to contribute in HRs/RBIs. Judge, OTOH, might well be a big swinging dick, and I am buying in given the improved plate discipline. Chicks dig the long ball!

  159. NoOneIsHome says:
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    What can we expect ROS for ARCIA? Would you rather have Arroyo/Polanco/Galvis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Arcia, unless you want power, then Galvis

  160. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Are you buying Derek Holland, Cain, Miranda, Alex Wood, or Santiago? Who are the top 2, if so?

    Thanks. Marte, Donaldson, Noah, Nola, Hill all down for me this year. Struggling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Santiago

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Gracias amigo

  161. SondheimXXX says:
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    One NA slot in my Yahoo league. Currently, using it to hold Moncada. Keep Moncada or use it to hold Bellinger once he’s sent back down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  162. Marco Gyorko says:
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    Yo dog, 2 questions for u- 14tm H2H Sv+Hld with k’s and K/9
    Trade Pence and Bundy for Gattis and Hendricks?

    Which 3 RP- Brach Rosenthall N.JONes Barraclaugh Maurer Doolittle

    Thanks bruh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis side, prolly fair — Rosenthal Barraclaugh Maurer

  163. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey, I didn’t bench Rendon….because I didn’t have a choice! Ha.

    If you had to chose one, would you start L. Lynn, S. Gray, or E. Rodriguez this week?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Ed-Rod

  164. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, was offered A Jones for Cody Bellinger and Luis Severino.

    Also, offer JDMART for Dozier.

    Thoughts. 10 Team Keeper.

    Rizzo
    Odor
    Lamb
    Lindor
    Bradley JR
    Mazara
    Thames
    Polanco

    Bench
    Cody
    Dozier
    Rendon
    Story
    Marte
    Upton J

    Bundy
    Hamels
    McCullers
    Scherzer
    Serverino

    Manaea
    Salazar
    Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones, and Dozier

  165. MW says:
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    Your first paragraph is the best thing on the internet, THANK YOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  166. Shawn Of the Livid says:
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    How would you feel if you dropped Rendon 2 days prior for Gallo? Yeah Grey. As my Polish neighbor used to say “It’s always a good day when your goat gets his head stuck in the fence”

    I feel like a raped goat Grey.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Shawn Of the Livid: Me too… me too… I saw Grey’s Buy on Gallo and moved Rendon to the bench… then I saw I needed either steals to try to comeback in my H2H matchup and dropped Rendon Sunday morning for Hernan Perez. Perez decides to strike up for the first time all week while Rendon goes nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  167. Homie says:
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    Deshields on roster rajai coming off dl can only keep 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  168. J-FOH says:
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    Such a shame about the benching of Rendon, even though I knew yesterday when Ralph texted me, its like passing on going out with your buddies then come to find out the next day that the bar they went to was full of college cheerleaders who were looking for a place to stay because their hotel got flooded, needed places to stay and each one of your buddies took home two. But hey, that Silicon Valley, this season is straight fire. Am I right?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… I haven’t watched 2nd episode yet, but didn’t love first episode, felt like too much story and not enough funny…Veep is funny tho

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: The desk moving was hilarious enough to satisfy me. We have someone right in front of the men’s room at my office even there are empty cubicles available

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  169. H says:
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    Two days ago I traded Ervin Santana for Kyle Seager because Rendon was garbage. The trade didn’t process until Monday morning, had it processed Sunday my intentions were to drop Rendon but now I’m not so sure about that idea.

    1) Would you start Kyle Seager over Rendon on the daily?

    2) I start 3 OF, which 3 should be a permanent fixture in the lineup? Trumbo, Benintendi, Desmond, JD Martinez.

    3) with JD Martinez soon coming back from the DL, I need to drop 1 player who is the drop? I’m having a tough time deciding. My roster is below. 5X5 H2H ROTO, Thank you!

    C Sanchez
    1B Goldy
    2B Odor
    3B Rendon
    SS Correa
    OF Trumbo
    OF Benintendi
    OF Desmond
    UTIL Freeman
    UTIL Pujols
    Bench Bogarts
    Bench Ky Seager
    DL JD Martinez

    SP Duffy
    SP Aaron Sanchez
    SP Salazar
    SP Pineda
    SP Severino
    SP Nova
    SP Ray

    CL Giles
    CL Oh
    Cl Robertson
    CL Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Prolly 2. Trumbo, Benintendi, Desmond 3. Pujols

    • LenFuego says:
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      @H: Regardless of Rendon, you cleaned up on value in that trade. How about packaging one of those outfielders with Rendon or Seager for an ace?

  170. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Points: ROS- Urias v. Bundy ?
    Same question for Roto. Both facing innings limits.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy for both

  171. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    Pence hits waiver wire. Who ya like ROS: The gangly bird or Renfroe??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  172. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 team roto 5×5

    1) Drop anyone for Lynn and/or Maeda?

    2) Drop anyone for Polanco and/or Gallo?

    3) Starlin or Hernan?

    C Bandy
    1B Rizzo
    2B T. Turner
    SS Villar
    3B Bryant
    OF Stanton, Springer, Benintendi
    UTIL H. Perez, Y. Tomas
    BN Rendon
    SP Strasburg, Duffy, Cole, Paxton, Urias, Quintana, Bundy
    RP Britton, Giles, Feliz, B. Norris, Benoit
    DL K. Glover, C. Bedrosian

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bundy, Benoit 2. Perez for Polanco 3. Perez

  173. Alex Sutara says:
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    Of course I picked a scab and dropped Wieters for hedges just before Wieters big weekend

    but ah well, tomaytoe tomahtoe

    speaking of tomatoes, Whats your thoughts on whether to stream Aaron Hicks or Dansby Swanson tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  174. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. which two do you like this week?

    Polanco – 4 @ cin, 3 vs mil
    Franco – 4 @ chc, 3 vs was
    Mazara – 4 @ hou, 3 @ sea
    Conforto – 4 @ atl, 3 vs mia

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco – 4 @ cin, 3 vs mil
      Franco – 4 @ chc, 3 vs was

  175. William Hung says:
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    I think I need to drop Dee Gordon so he’ll go off and steal 5 bags in a game… but now reverse psychology that shiznitt and I’m gonna own him out of spite.

    There needs to be a term in owning a player out of spite…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Deez Nuts Gordon finally had his SB breakout game… and I didn’t have to drop him for it!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  176. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. also need three of the following pitchers this week.

    bauer – @ det, @ kc
    walker – @ was, @ col
    wood – vs sf
    j ross – @ phi
    ryu – @ sd

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      wood – vs sf
      j ross – @ phi
      ryu – @ sd

  177. Packers says:
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    Which side?
    1. Kluber and Hosmer for Freddy.
    2. K. Hendricks and Duffy for Freddy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Freeman 2. Freeman — 2’s better but not fair

      • Packers says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying to get Freddy. I offered those two trades and just want to be ready for a counter offer. I have Salazar, McCullers, Nova and a couple more to mix and match.
        Thanks.

  178. Jason Murray says:
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    Which 2B gets me through the week with the most points? All have 4 games Mon.-Thursday.

    Phillips vs. NYM
    Wong vs. MIL
    Harrison @ CIN

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  179. Chris says:
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    Bregman was dropped in my 10 team 5×5 OBP keeper league. He’d be kept at $11 next year. I have Maikel at 3B now ($8 to keep). Do I drop Maikel for Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  180. Han SOLO SHOT first says:
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    Grey, I was at Fenway this weekend with great seats right by first base. When Pedroia got on I yelled “Nice hit, Scrappy Anklebiter!” Dustin knew I was talking to him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  181. lucasred says:
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    Sit or start Velasquez at the cubs today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  182. Negatto says:
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    Healy, Moreland or Bell, pick one for CI.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  183. Negatto says:
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    Have to start one out of these 2. Wish neither was an option.

    Which one do we think will suck less?

    Velasquez – At Cubs, Home with Nationals.

    Walker – At Washington, At Colorado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vince

  184. My Name is Earl says:
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    Master Grey!!! I have both Mark Reynolds and Ian Desmond…i see Des started at LF…Reynolds still getting PT to justify starting both this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look elsewhere with Reynolds

  185. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Thanks, Grey! Rest of year, in a H2H Points league, who are your top two out of this group of MI?

    Forsyth
    Andrelton Simmons
    Wong
    Tim Beckham

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan, Wong

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: Gracias!

  186. KYLE says:
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    Catcher Question, how original!

    Have Hedges, been offered Gattis, straight swap; potential vs proven.

    ROS?

    Any concern for AB’s in that HOU lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  187. the fez says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you rather have as a utility player?

    Inciarte
    Schleber
    Gomez
    Hicks
    Beltran
    Zobrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  188. Pitchers says:
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    Hi Grey,

    A. Wood
    Folty
    Gio G.

    Are any of them more than streamers in a 12 team mixed league? If so, which ones?

    Thanks!

    • Pitchers says:
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      @Pitchers: And add Graveman too, thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

      • Pitchers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Folty almost there, or still a ways off? Pitcher rankings today had him 43, Gio 59.

  189. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I have Desmond and JBJ in 2 different leagues. I don’t usually like to have bench bats but just quality hitters and as many decent SPs as possible.
    With Desmond back I have an odd man out.. for:

    League 1:
    Drop JBJ and have a streamer position (H Santiago, M Gonzalez and the like) or keep the bench bat/try to trade for an SP?

    League 2:
    Drop JBJ, Dickerson, Mazara, C Santana, or Odor and have a streamer position (A Wood, H Santiago, E Rodriguez, M Gonzalez and the like) or keep the bench bat/try to trade for an SP?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Dickerson — Ed-Rod

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        Update to the League 1 scenario, someone offered Marco Estrada for JBJ. Ratios are 10 K/9 and 3 BB/9 but his team can’t buy him a W.

        Still hold?

        I also have to figure out what to do when my DL pitchers get healthy, so hold until one of these comes off my DL: Rich Hill, Jon Gray, Carlos Rodon?

        Thanks again, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  190. Advice on a minor issue, please.

    Who do you think is more likely to contribute this year between Tyler Naquin and Jurickson Profar? I have the NA slot on my roster open ever since Bellinger was promoted and I might as well use it.

    If they’re more or less equally likly I’ll take Profar (my Gravitar image tells you why)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar…

  191. Abe Froman says:
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    Start one for the week:

    JBJ (BAL4, @MIN3, $9.6)
    Trumbo (@BOS4, CHW3, $24.2)
    Desmond (@SD3, ARI3, $7.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  192. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you take Bell over Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  193. hondo says:
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    Matt Carpenter is my second most valuable player this week for finally sucking so bad I put Rendon back in after I saw his #s against Thor(he of the dinged wing,which made it even easier to do)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whew

  194. Fogimon says:
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    Thanks for taking my call, big fan, 1st time caller

    Shaw or Healy? 10 team 5X5 roto

    Thanks, and I’ll take your answer off the air

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  195. Dimples says:
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    Which side?

    Wade Davis and scherzer for verlander Salazar and judge

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  196. David Nadelle says:
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    Have to grab a SS off waivers for a weekly set lineup…who would you grab out of these shmoes belowes? H2H standard cats.

    Andrelton, Marco Hernandez, Aybar, Beckham, Torreyes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

      • David Nadelle says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for the sage advice as always Grey!!!

  197. RicoSuave says:
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    Hello again Grey,

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    I need to drop one of these guys. I need one of them at my Util. spot and one in my bench… but I need to drop one… please help!

    Kepler, Bellinger, Josh Bell…

    Thanks again

    • Cram It says:
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      @RicoSuave: Since Bellinger is getting sent back down this week in all likelihood…ya heard?

  198. Cohen says:
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    Grey, which 3 should i drop?
    Souza
    Delino
    Domingo
    Peralta
    Ender
    Buxton
    Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton, Delino, Souza

  199. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (kee5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    is John Lackey a good SP to buy/trade for to get back to 2016 type numbers?
    trade Carlos Gomez to get John Lackey?

    injuries are killing me, 7 players on the DL with 4 DL spots.
    MY TEAM
    CA- Cervelli. 1B- Pujols. 2B- Drury. 3B- Machado. SS- Owings. IN- Alonso.
    OF- Pollock. OF- Trumbo. OF- Duvall. OF- Pillar. UT- Gomez.
    BN- Motte, GHeredia, ARosario, RHoskins.
    DL- Beltre. DL- Forsythe. DL- Duda. DL- Jankowski.
    SP- GCole. SP- Taillon. RP- Familia. RP- Bradley.
    P- JWilson. P- Hoover. P- DeLaRosa. P- Kahnle.
    BN- Nova, Bumgarner (DL), Nola (DL), Manaea (DL).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lackey there

  200. Howdy Grey. I think that you’ve always liked Schebler, but I went Renfroe on draft day. In a limited move league are they tomAto-tomato? Or do you feel that Schebler would be a wise ROS swap? Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey! Not sure if you’ll check back here, but had another thought. There’s a drpped Joc Pederson on waivers as well. Is this still a 2 tomato situation & stick with my drafted Renfro? Thanks for being he follow up. You’re the goods.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2 tomatoes, hold

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  201. lwomack58 says:
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    Calhoun is available-would drop Peralta or Peraza or Pedroia or hold with these?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  202. hankp says:
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    Pick 2 ROS in a 5×5: Bedrosian, Nate Jones, Benoit. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bedrosian, Jones

  203. the fez says:
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    Hey Grey, which SP would you rather own ROS?

    Jerad Eickhoff
    Vince Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vince

  204. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Who would you start this week in a vacuum? Souza, Odubel Herrera or Keon Broxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  205. enrique says:
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    Grey: Should Wood or E-Rod be rostered in a 14-team roto league? Or are they more like the top level among streamers?

    My current SPs are Maeda, McCullers, Severino, Carrasco, Duffy.

    I don’t think you’ll suggest dropping any of them for Wood or E-Rod (correct?). But I have a roster spot I use for streaming SPs (Wood is in it for tomorrow’s game) and for batty calls. Am I better off using that spot to roster Wood or E-Rod as a sixth starter?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, rosterable — can stream out of Wood’s spot

  206. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Would you drop any of Souza, Keon Broxton, Buxton or Renfroe for Domingo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: Who would you drop from Souza, Keon Broxton & Renfroe for Domingo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza

  207. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    O. Arcia or Didi G.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  208. fredtbn1gs says:
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    For the longer-term (likely not ROS), would you drop any one of Ryu, Samardzija, Lackey, or Shoemaker for Foltynewicz, or hold? 12 team yahoo roto with added QS. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  209. Jimmy Dimmick says:
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    Sooooo
    Cabrera is off DL tomorrow. No obvious (to me) drops for him.
    Very frustrated with Peraza like everyone.
    Picked up JC Ramirez and thought he would just be a streamer and the one to drop but I kinda want to see how he develops. Liked what I saw.

    I’m in first place. Weakest cat is sv/hld. Hoping will pick up when Bedrosian comes back but willing to let the one cat slide if I can maintain good numbers everywhere else.

    Who is my drop for tomorrow? Peraza? Bowman? Ramirez? Barnes? Other?

    Help much appreciated!!

    12 team H2H points. Yahoo (relevant for my catcher pick)
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS), Grand Slam Home Runs (SLAM)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Complete Games (CG), Outs (OUT), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS), Saves + Holds (SV+H)
    Be pretty stoked if you could give me your appraisal of my team, suggestion, advice including along the lines of “quit now,, you suck, save your kids from embarrassment”

    C – Schwarber
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-D Murphy
    3-Longoria
    SS-andrus
    OF-Braun
    OF- N Cruz
    OF- judge
    U-Piscotty
    U-dickerson
    B-N Castellanos
    B Peraza
    DL CABRERA

    SP-C Carrasco
    SP-Taillon
    R-Devanski
    R-Iglesias
    P-Nova
    P-Bundy
    P- G Richards
    P-Glasnow
    Bowman; J Barnes; Graveman; McCarthy; Urias; JC Ramirez
    DL Nola; Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bowman — Team looks fine, you’re in 1st place…. You could use some SPs tho

      • Jimmy Dimmick says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks mate!

        Yeah trying to improve sp – traded eaton for taillion to that end, week ago.
        Trading in this league takes olace with about the same frequency as Cuba Gooding Jr winning academy awards.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  210. lwomack58 says:
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    Zobrist and Kinpis available. Would you pick one of them up & which one if not both? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  211. aloop says:
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    evan gattis, Jackie Bradley jr, duffy for mazara, grandal, verlander?

    thanks… could also sub verlander for archer, but I’d prefer verlander right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Verlander is better, and Verlander’s side is better

  212. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    JBJ or I Bruce?

    Thanks!

    • Jedi says:
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      @Jedi:
      Oops, I mean J Bruce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  213. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you start or sit Gerrit Cole @CIN and McCullers vsTEX tonight? 5×5 roto. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  214. dhouse42 says:
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    Which ones of these would you drop for Josh Bell? Check all that apply:

    Yuli Gurriel, Eugenio Suarez, Hernan Perez, Brandon Phillips, Travis Shaw, Moose, Cody Bellinger, Aledmys Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BP

  215. PETER pyper says:
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    In an OBP league, who’s going to be ranked high next year, Odor or Turner? And is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

      • PETER pyper says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks! Where do you think Turner lands? Top 10?
        Odor? Top 25?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Probably, bit early still

          • PETER pyper says:
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            @Grey:

            Fair enough… would i be crazy to trade Trea for ODor and SPring?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not crazy

  216. Buck Martinez's Hawt Bat says:
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    Piscotty or Puig ROS with OBP and SLG?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  217. Buck Martinez's Hawt Bat says:
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    Piscotty or Puig ROS in a league with OBP and SLG?

  218. I’ve decided that no human being could possibly be as effective and generous about answering as many fantasy baseball questions as you have consistently been in the preceding article and others like it.

    I have no alternative then, but to conclude that you are in fact the first wave of sentient AI; a “fantasy baseball robot” of sorts.

    Regardless, I thank you for your continued efforts, and applaud our robot overlords for providing us with this service by creating you. I hope they reward you generously with fresh oil, new circuit-boards and some sort of robot companion for you to have cybersex with.

  219. henncoop says:
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    5X5 Roto with weekly lineups. I need 3 of the following
    Cobb @ Mia & Tor
    J Garcia NYM
    Gsellman @ Atl & Mia
    Pineda @ CHC
    Snell Mia
    Walker @ Wsh & @ Col
    Wheeler @ Atl
    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb @ Mia & Tor
      J Garcia NYM
      Gsellman @ Atl & Mia

  220. henncoop says:
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    Also Snell Mia
    Garcia NYM
    Glasnow @ Cin & Mil
    just need one please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jaime

  221. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Dentist rocking a .378 OBP. Leading off again today.

    Here’s something you probably didn’t realize. Chris Devenski and his 17.2 K rate (versus 1.08 bb rate) is on pace for 180Ks this year. He’s an RCL superstar.

    Big start for McCullers tonight. Rangers tormented the ‘stros last year and they miss Keuchel in the rotation. Be good for his confidence to put up a solid start here.

    No mention of Charlie Morton and his 12k game (against the A’s)?

    That guy JC Ramirez has a lot of life in his fastball. It looks like a two seamer but with as much armside run as it has sink on it. Only Gerrit Cole (good for owners and Pirates fans to see his velocity this year by the way) has a higher average velocity on his two seam than Ramirez 95.8. Definitely worth match up streams at this point. Could become ownable.

    • henncoop says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Always good to have you drop by & lay some gems of your fantasy wisdom on us Oaktown Stevr

    • Mike Devereaux says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Oaktown if you could only own one who do you prefer – Morton or Ramirez?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Mike Devereaux:

        Morton right now just because I don’t have a read all the way on Ramirez. Morton has got the better team behind him and will hopefully have numbers closer to his FIP. He’s a 9+ K per right now.

        However, I wouldn’t be shocked if Ramirez ended up the better play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devenski is prolly a top 20 pitcher in RCL format if this continues… I hope McCullers walks away unscatched… I could’ve sworn I mentioned Morton, maybe since it was Saturday (was it Saturday) I dropped that ball… Matchups/streams for JC, agreed

  222. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    Hod on Mazara or drop for a shot on Shebler? Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  223. jonnybench says:
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    Melancon or Kimbrel for this season and future

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel

  224. tony says:
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    Any concerns about odor?

    And would you trade him for judge?

    Thanks gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Odor

      • tony says:
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        @Grey: gracias grey, has sido de mucha ayuda, saludos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada!

  225. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Who’s the better streamer?
    $7.6 Karns vs. CHW
    $7.2 Kuhl vs. MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  226. William Hung says:
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    Conforto or Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  227. toneDEAF! says:
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    Moreland or Inciarte at UTIL? H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  228. herschel says:
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    @Grey: any top 40 starting pitchers worth targeting come to mind as buy low candidates? my pitching is a mess. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers?

  229. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Limited season moves (budget)…are Conforto or Dickerson enough of an upgrade over David Peralta to warrant making a move? Which one do you like better? Thanks!

  230. jason batteiger says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, and QS over wins, holds added.
    C avila
    1B miller
    2B segura
    3B mostsuckass
    SS correa
    MI motter
    CI moss
    OF (3) k.davis/cargo 2/trumbo/delino
    util (1) s.smith
    BN mancini
    DL rajai/miggy
    king of sagnoff and miggy back tomorrow it sounds like. this means avila is about to lose his DH job (MAYBE, hopefully not). i have to drop 2 even if avila doesn’t lose his job (playing less than half the time doesn’t count as a job, i can grab maldonado, he plays about every day). it’s yahoo so i can move miller pretty much anywhere. motter losing playing time. mancini due to playing only lefties probably is one of the drops. could try to trade motter for SP upgrade maybe? here’s pitchers
    SP duffy/morton/boyd/snell/quintana/shoemaker/miranda/hahn
    RP (4 spots) barnes/giles/doolittle/j.wilson
    DL skaggs

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: 4 OF starting slots, not 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, trade Motter if you can — Avila, Smith

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: avila can only be a drop for another catcher, not to activate miggy/rajai (unless you intend me to just go no catcher at all). now that i see it avila might stick at DH unless miggy needs to play there. gotta think they’d rather go avila than hicks though, i missed that before.

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @jason batteiger: avila definitely is losing playing time (unless they bench the near worthless v-mart, avila is hitting like a king over there), i for some reason thought he was DH’ing, he’s not.

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @jason batteiger: able to trade smith + miranda for salazar (yeah i know nuts) but to a SEA fan who’s been starting maybin or heredia (or both) daily.

            now with salazar/duffy/morton/snell/boyd/shoemaker/hahn/quintana drop anybody for santiago, off waivers tonight? low enough waiver to use if need be (7th out of 10)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess Miranda

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Grey: ok, idea in that case being 2 BN bats due to them having value is better in the short term than not. eventually somebody gets hurt of course (hopefully a hitter). i’ll just leave rajai in DL slot till either he’s doing great, OR motter completely loses playing time OR i can trade motter. i’m strong in runs in this league (although moving smith out weakens that). damn that’s a solid SP staff now with salazar for a 10 team AL only

  231. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Glover off your DL to move Aaron Sanchez to it

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @lwomack58: i had similar issue in 16 teamer with thor and now ryu. i’m leaving ryu and glover in active slots (rodon/thor in DL slots), supposedly glover’s last update claimed he’d be back when first eligible (in like 4-5 days), and supposedly ryu off when first eligible (but he’s a fat guy and i only want to believe this, don’t really). if you need saves i’d hold glover at least till news indicates he’s out longer, maybe even then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  232. Glory Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    With Ryu on DL I need to pick up someone
    Options are Straily, Musgrove, Bauer , E. Rodriguez,
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

      • Glory DAze says:
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        @Grey:
        much appreciated

  233. William Hung says:
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    Nobody has asked about Gyorko yet… but he’s currently sporting a 3 game streak of 2 hits or more, playing everyday and batting cleanup. Plus he has eligibility all across the diamond. No way Matheny is dumb enough to push him back to the bench when Peralta comes back.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @William Hung: might be owned in most leagues, he’s not been available in mine for a while (weeks)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call!

  234. secretaryns says:
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    Ben Zobrist is boring me. Can I drop him for Carlos Gomez or Domingo Santana or Mark Reynolds? Could Reynolds possibly be legit now? Oh man I’m so bored with Zobrist and there are so many baubles on the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure, Domingo

      • Bill says:
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        @Grey: In honor of your boy Odor…I think that someone that is overdue should be ordained…odordue!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  235. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    good lord tapia plays for a team actually called the Isotopes. so simpsons jokes have proved quite prescient with this, the trump thing (you too amurica can be my ex-wife). hell soon, give it 50 years maybe, the rich actually will be eating the babies of the poor maybe.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: i mean OPENLY, sold on ebay and such.

  236. William Hung says:
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    Me thinks Trumbo is about to bust out in a big way… too good of a hitter to be hovering around the Mendoza line.

    Also, should I pick up Maeda or wait for him to do it again? Apparently he wasn’t hurt, he was just relying too much on a shitty fastball, which he stopped doing in his last start in favor of a sinker.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @William Hung: the mendoza line i believe (if by that you mean the .216 or whatever the mendoza number was) it’s the lack of HR’s which should correct itself soonish.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Mantis Toboggan MD: yep that too. Trumbo entered into tonight with a .201 average and before he hit his grand salami over the weekend he was under .200

        Based on his latest ABs, including tonight, I think he’s about to win me a week – someone dropped him and I picked him up today – so i’m really hoping I am right.

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @William Hung: good lord, is that a yahoo with only 3 OF sized league? guessing a 12 or under if so.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Mantis Toboggan MD: yeah 10 teamer with 3 OF and 1 UTIL – mix in impatient owners and you get moves like that

            • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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              @William Hung: honestly if only 30 OF (probably more like 33-35 due to 1 util) are started he’s droppable. very many people would be in that type of league.

              • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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                @Mantis Toboggan MD: i’m not saying you shouldn’t have added him, just saying how many people are droppable in 10 team start 3 OF leagues.

                • William Hung says:
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                  @Mantis Toboggan MD: i try to get as many hitters who are hitting 1-5 – and let the rest play out in a shallow league, and have a spot or 2 reserved for hot schmotatoes. This year though, I ended up with both Lindor and Trevor Story, so I now only have 1 spot to rotate in a hot hitter. My life would be so much easier if Story’s bat came around

                  • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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                    @William Hung: story’s BABIP is over 100 pts lower than last year, so some bad luck, BUT he’s removed so many GB and LD hits and big time up with the IF and specifically soft contact gone up too. he’s hitting WAY too many balls in the air weakly. my guess is this is intentional (the fly balls, not the weakness) and he should be able to be coached back to an extremely solid LD rate like he had last year.

  237. Joe Quadres says:
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    Bellinger is a ball player.

    They’re not really going to send him back down.

    Are they? Toles can’t be the 4th OF?

  238. Bill says:
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    Glossary word suggestion…When someone is way overdue, they are Odordue.

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