Arodys Vizcaino is out for the year.  Backdate that to spring training when he was having arm issues.  He needed to have his labrum fixed worse than an overworked gymnast.  Filling in for him is the dumpster fire that is A.J. Minter.  I’ve got a wild idea, hey, Braves, how about you sign Craig Kimbrel with the money you robbed from Albies?  Here’s Albies agent before the signing, “Albies, sure you want to take this deal?”  Albies replied, “Why are you asking, Al B. Sure?”  Then they stared at each other for five minutes until Albies had enough and signed.  The Braves’ bullpen is such a disarray of WUT, I don’t even know who their setup man is.  I guess it’s the guy working the docks in The Wire, but it could be the guy whose name was Riddle, but, due to poor penmanship, became Biddle.  A millennial just broke down my door and said, “It’s penpersonship.”  My bad!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  If Gausman is throwing his split-change more, than good things will happen.  So, I went to look at the leaderboards for change and splitter and split-change and change-split, which was just a tutorial on how to split a check.  Either way, I had to sort down to 10 IP to include Gausman.  That’s how early it is.  Although, he was near the top, so there’s promise here that I didn’t think he had two weeks ago.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .319.  You know he’s a Zombino because he’s twelve-hundred years old and once dined with Charlemagne. You also know you’re going to have an impossible time holding him in a mixed league team.

Lucas Giolito – 2 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Per the Streamonator, Giolito was throwing a sparkler like Ben Franklin in his stars & stripes underwear until Giolito hurt his hamstring.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and ejected after being plunked for pimping his home run.  All for hitters bat flipping, but when Tim Anderson, after his home run, pulled a VCR/TV combo onto the field and watched Derek Dietrich pimping his home run from two weeks ago, then ran around the bases, I thought it was too much.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-3 and his 2nd steal, but removed from the game when the catcher beaned Moncada with a throw to 2nd.  Okay, these beanball wars are out of control!  There’s so many beanball wars going on I’m afraid the Pirates are gonna knock down Goodrum.

Brad Keller – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.64.  Ironically, I look at Keller and I can’t see him on my teams.  Ironically used in the American sense, as in not what irony is.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games and his 17th homer in the last week and my 408th mention of him in the last month and why don’t you want to pick him up?  Are you afraid of success like your father says?  Sit on my lap and tell me–Figuratively!  Get off my lap, you weirdo!

Nick Pivetta – Optioned to Triple-A.  Damn, right after I nicknamed him The Air Pump.  Ya know, because when the opposing team is feeling deflated; don’t worry, here comes The Air Pump!  Replacing Pivetta in the rotation is Jerad Eickhoff.  That’s right, the Phils went from screwing us to a Jer-khoff.  I like this Jer-khoff guy, but more for deeper leagues or streams.  He’s around a 8.5 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 4.15 ERA guy with some chance for upside.

Odubel Herrera – Out with a hammy.  Or more accurately for ODB, a Hammy Hammy Ya.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .480.  Everyone wanted to own Kingery last year.   Don’t believe me?  Check your fantasy baseball diary you bought from Papyrus.  What does it say around this time last year?  Read it to me!  You reading, “I’ve been having unclean thoughts about Scott Kingery.  My mom wants to send me to a camp run by Kirk Cameron in Indiana.  I’m worried they will try to change me. What do I do?  I can’t just twirl my hair with my finger!”  See?  You loved him last year.  Time to love him again.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, hitting .237.  Not great for Kingery’s playing time, but with Segura and now ODB out, Kingery should have some runway for at least the next few days.

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Donkey Teeth asked on Saturday in his roundup about a glossary term for Zombinos that are pitchers (old pitchers who have a resurrection).  Right now, Old Feller is in the lead.  Suggest in the comments better ones.  Don’t use Arrieta in the name.

Hector Neris – 2/3 IP, 0 ER (barely didn’t allow runs) and his 2nd save.  Kapler can’t quit Neris.  I don’t want to say Neris is even more locked into a closer role than, say, Brasier, but Neris kinda is.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.35.  Was definitely starting Zack Wheeler in Philly prior to Matz’s start, but then there was no way I could start Wheeler, which meant he was about to pitch well, and that was the reason why I started Wheeler in Philly.  *massive exhale* It could’ve been worse.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (2), hitting .324.  How about that Michael Conforto sleeper post of mine! (Didn’t he get drafted in, like, the top 60?  Sleeper?)  Quiet, Parenthesis!

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.00 vs. J.A. Happ – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 7.23.  This matchup was billed as, “Well, that’s an easy two guys I can’t start in any league,” which was later renamed, “Sonavabench!”  Bless your giant cojones if you started either guy, they are massive pants grapes.  Both pitchers looked better (obviously), but marginally.  Enough that I would hold them.  Eovaldi looked particularly sharp varying velocity and location, whereas Happ stopped throwing his crap four-seamer after he was roughed up early and showed better results.  Happ stays away from his once-great four-seamer, maybe he has a chance too.  Hopefully, we don’t see his evil twin again, M.I.S.

Dustin Pedroia – Lasted about 46 innings before another knee injury.  Even his Uncle Scooby would agree he’s toast.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Just Dong because what else is new.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Javy should light a match under Rizzo and Bryant to make sure they’re still alive.  I’m concerned.  By the way, Baez homered off Nick Anderson, everyone’s new favorite middle reliever.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.09.  I’m beginning to think drafting the entire Marlins’ rotation was not the best move.

Ji-Man Choi – 2-for-2, 3 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .293.  I spy a Ji-Man!  This is also his first interesting game all year, so I’m cyclops’ing him.

Yandy Diaz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .271.  Was beginning to think the clock struck midnight on Yandy and his muscles were turning into pumpkins.

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .300.  Take a swig of that jug, Bra-Lowe!  (So juvenile.)  I don’t mind Lowe as a middle infielder, but him vs. like 12 other MIs is such a hard and boring choice.  Not as boring as Peraza, though, I realize that.

Steven Duggar – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Singing a’la California Girls, “I wish they all could be Sexy Dr. Pepper.”

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .500.  *hand bursts through ground at Nationals Park*  “Hey, a hand just grabbed my cankle.  Oh my God, it’s gnawing my feet digits!”  Schmotato, yes.  But more concerning, Kendrick is a Zombino.

Matt Adams – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  That’s gonna do wonders for my Zimmerman shares. *rams head into wall, finds hidden compartment in wall, reaches hand in, mousetrap snaps shut on hand*

Matt Moore – Out for the year with a knee injury.  His doctor’s file is 27 U-Haul wardrobe boxes filled with papers.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Look at Turnbull’s gamelog.  What a charmed set of matchups.  Good luck next time out, sucker.

Justin Turner – Still out with an ankle injury.  Random Prediction Alert!  At the end of the year, I will say something like, “Turner wasn’t very good this year aside from that six-week stretch in the middle of the summer when he hit .375.”

Walker Buehler –  6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  *pulls hands back in quickly*  Almost lost my hand when that Buy Low Window shut.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Confession Alert!  I keep forgetting Pollock is on the Dodgers.  He hasn’t done a ton to remind me either, so, of course, this is his fault.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  That’s nice.  He can do it the rest of the year and I’m still not bothering with him.  Sorry Gray, that’s what I call him.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  Are Twins pitchers throwing a 5-inning simulated game before every start and that’s why they can’t make it to the 6th?

Frankie Montas – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I hear he was pumping 98 with ease and looked filthy.  Well, 98 is Top 40 crap and take a shower! *intern whispers in my ear*  Oh, I see.  98 MPH, gotcha.  His peripherals look so meh.  I guess cyclops him, but I’m using the Streamonator for him.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .284.  Matt Chapman’s homers are killer vs. Matt Homer Chapman is a killer.  You see difference?

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .345.  Continues to swing a hot bat, and only owned in 32% of leagues.  What’s wrong with Choo?  Which is best said by Rosie Perez.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 7.41.  Being a big nature guy, I’m going to feed this bird on the window sill…hey, is that Greg– Damn, the Carrasco Buy Low Window slammed shut.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .226.  Quick!  Get him out of the lineup for Hanley or CarGo!  It’s imperative!

Erik Swanson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Here’s what I said for him last time, “With LeBlanc out for upwards to six weeks (Wade not Matt, though who knows where Matt is), Swanson was called up by the M’s.  Swanson’s a hard thrower the M’s got from the Yanks for Paxton, and has a solid-enough slider.  He could be a 9+ K/9 and mid-2 walk rate guy, so I’m buying in deeper leagues (to give you an idea, I dropped Roark for him).  The Prospectonator projections for him don’t look bad.  He’s above Kyle Wright, to throw out one random rookie starter.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Harrison Bader – Hit the IL after spending about five days on my bench being day-to-day.  The Cards had 17 outfielders, and the injured list is only ten days, so why exactly couldn’t they figure out IL’ing Bader sooner?  Not to answer, but for me to grumble.  This does give some runway to Jose Martinez (1-for-4), and I grabbed him in one 12-teamer.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 ks, ERA at 4.64.  This start makes me call up my friend, The Emoji With The Hand On The Chin and ask, “Hmm?”  It replies, “Hmm,” back and we’re at a stalemate.  Digging in on Wacha, and his peripherals are not great (4.70 xFIP, near-6 BB/9), but it’s early and I’m Wacha’ing him.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  OZUNA want to play in Milwaukee all the time.  OZUNA love stadium.  OZUNA does not know name of it either.

Paul DeJong – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  All singles yesterday for DeJong, which left girls at The Naughty Beaver saying, “These dollars smell like honey DeJong.”

Corbin Burnes – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.70.  Not a great start, but it’s just a miracle he’s pitching given Corbin Burnes’s son is 65 years old and hasn’t been in the Major Leagues since Major League:  Back to The Minors in 1998.

  1. Steve Vachon says:
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    Drop Schoop or Cron for Kingery?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Cron for him

      • Cole says:
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        Ji man Choi is so the Korean billy butler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. SephMeier says:
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    Pitcher zombino should honor the original pitcher zombino Satchel Paige !
    How about:

    Sistine Satchel
    Paige of Enlightenment
    Paige discrimination

    Keep up the good work!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sistine Satchel is funny, but doesn’t tell me same thing I don’t think — thanks!

  3. zach jany says:
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    Braun or kingery ros? 12 team H2H 5×5

    • 2ndCitySox says:
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      Zombino pitcher: Cy Old

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cy Old was suggested already

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Braun will get hurt and Kingery’s playing time is uncertain. I guess I’ll take Kingery for the upside…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. Crazy J says:
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    Those closed buy-low windows, dang. Is Flaherty worth the pursuit (in other words, any change on production estimates)? Can’t wait to have Dahl back!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d be buying Flaherty

      • Kyle Eberth says:
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        Flaherty or Robbie Ray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Crazy J says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Pineda at home versus Toronto?

    Thanks!

    • Mojoman says:
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      Definitely.
      Scared of Smoak and Galvis only, a little bit :)

    • Cram It says:
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      Start anyone at home against Toronto.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice write-up!

    a. You know the catcher for Detroit, aka your Canadian son Grayson Greiner? His name should be greener as in loogie as in the snot that comes out of your nose when you have the flu. He is turd-like. Am so glad they’re going with him as their catcher.

    b. Woof on Burnes’ start. Almost signed him up, but I said I’ve eaten enough pepto-bismol for this year and decided to let someone else enjoy him. He’ll be great next year.

    c. My K/9 is second in my league so I have to keep it up. That’s the best news from my league that I can report for the moment. More updates to follow.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 18

    A Herd of cows or (ever) heard of cows? skit

    Lou Costello: Hey, Abbott, isn’t it beautiful country out here?
    Bud Abbott: Wonderful.
    Lou Costello: Look at all those cows out there. Get that big bunch of cows.
    Bud Abbott: Not bunch – herd.
    Lou Costello: Huh?
    Bud Abbott: Cow herd.
    Lou Costello: I beg your pardon?
    Bud Abbott: Cow herd.
    Lou Costello: Cow heard what?
    Bud Abbott: Not herd what – cow herd.
    Lou Costello: Cow heard what? I said look at that big bunch of cows out there.
    Bud Abbott: Not bunch – herd! Herd of cows!
    Lou Costello: Certainly I heard of cows, you dope. Any fool knows a cow when he sees it. That’s a good bunch of cows I said.
    Bud Abbott: It’s a herd of cows.
    Lou Costello: Yeah, I heard of cows.
    Bud Abbott: That’s what they are.
    Lou Costello: A bunch of cows?
    Bud Abbott: Sure, a bunch is a herd.
    Lou Costello: A bunch is a herd?
    Bud Abbott: Certainly. What’s the matter?
    Lou Costello: Like bananas. Look at that bananas of cows out there.

    Ah, Lou! The butt of all of Abbott’s jokes.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha B. Yeah, blech C. Ha, nice D. Hehe

  7. seth swirsky says:
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    12-team, h2h, 6×6 (holds):

    1.better to owning kennedy (with his sp/rp designation) to get both saves and holds or wily peralta?

    2.ros, chris paddock or ross stripling?

    3.although SON hates it, do you like drew pomeranz vs. nats today?

    thanks!!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Peralta, saves are more reliable than holds
      2. Paddack
      3. Pass (I’m starting him in a 20 teamer but wouldn’t in anything shallower)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        Have y’all seen Wily’s peripherals?

        NEGATIVE K-Bb
        Velo down
        XFIP at 6

        Methinks Wily’s goin limp. Im sticking with Ian and his gorge peripherals

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think they want Boxberger to be the guy, but I like Lovelady too

  8. nitro says:
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    HTH 10 team points league…

    Dahl coming off IL, who is the drop?

    Mazara
    J Pederson
    T Shaw
    Villar
    Meadows

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Brett says:
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    Drop Miguel Cabrera or Tim Beckham for…. Or both!

    A. Garcia, Kingery, Dwight Smith, Lowe, Franmil Reyes?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d ditch Miggy for Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • 183414 says:
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        So when Franmil goes 0-8 or 1-12, then Renfroe will be the guy. Still rather own Renfroe, but this is 1 of the reasons the Pads won’t win their division. Package Mejia and Franmil and another o.f. for Bauer. Bauer will be leaving sooner than later anyway, and the Padres need a reliable starter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  10. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)
    Great articel as usual.

    1) How about this for pitcher version of zombino?
    – seniorvengers

    2) last night, suddenly someone offered his Sale for my Pete Alonso. Then, I countered my Vogelbach for his Sale, and he accepted. Was it good move for me?
    (I have Voit, Shaw, and P. Alonso as 1B materials.)

    Thanks :)

    • Mojoman says:
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      Or Phoenixenior? Sorry. Haha

      • Mojoman says:
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        Ah! Another idea!

        Throwerbacks. Sorry again, Haha

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojoman,

      That’s an awesome deal for you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Nice!

      Not sure about these term suggestions tho

      • Mojoman says:
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        Thanks Grey and DT :)

        Phoenixeniors
        Phoenix = never dying bird + senior.

        Throwerbacks
        Pitcher = thrower, it fused with throwback.

        That’s all. Hehe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not loving these

          • JM says:
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            These are all objectively terrible. I expect better outta you guys. My “Undead Arm” suggestion (see below) is looking pretty good :-)

  11. Ciwa says:
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    McMahon should be activated tonight. Would you pick him up? I had great expectations before he went to IL

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who would you drop?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Hey DT piggybacking here if I may…

        Drop Renato Nunez for McMahon, corner infield spot?

        Thanks!

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Sure, but it’s kind of a coin flip for me

      • Ciwa says:
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        One between Mazara,Wong, Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Gigorilla says:
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    Colon oldSP
    or
    TomE Jonitis
    or
    Return of the King

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Good lookin Colon oldSP or Healthy or some derivative w/ Colon oldSP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tommy Jaundice? That’s funny

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I think Tommy Jaundice is a winner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tommy Jaundice has negative connotations tho

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            That’s fair

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A boring answer tho

  13. Stumanji! says:
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    Pitcher zombino: a Latter-K Saint.

    • Bill Buckner says:
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      Hahaha perfect

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! That’s in the lead

  14. stayinhot says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up as ever.

    When does it stop being early? Asking for a friend.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Around two more weeks

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      When it’s not early

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe a month in

  15. Timber Maniac says:
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    I need Jeff McNeil in my laifu. He can back up Devers until Senzel hopefully takes their job. Also, I need a starter to fill in for Snell this week. I can then drop said starter for my mancrush McNeil afterwards. Question is, do I wanna drop one of Braun, Schwarber, Miggy, Peraza or no-save Givens? I thought Cabrera was a total steal when I drafted him. Now I’m looking at him and Votto, two guys I thought could hit .300 well into their AARP years, and I’m not liking what I see. I’m not liking it one bit. -_-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens is pretty unownable

  16. Max says:
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    Rizzo and Eugenio for Eloy, Bieber and Kiriloff?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rizzo side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Eloy and minor for hicks

    Who wins?

    Also, is burnes a hold in 14 team mixed or just stream? Have Castillo, glasnow, wheeler, luchessi, Swanson for SP

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Eloy side.

      Streamer right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Max says:
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    Keeper league which is why Kirilloff has value, but I already have a ton of depth in OF and need 1b. Trust Rizzo and Eugenio to perform this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  19. ThE sHiT says:
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    How much out of $174 to bid on Kingery in a 14 team ESPN 5×5 league with OBP? We are able to make $0 pickups. Gut says $9, im up to $12 to make sure i get him.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      $12 sounds fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $12

  20. surferdude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts: S. Matz or C.Rodon?
    Thank-you

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Matz but I have them right next to each other in my rankings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Luke says:
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    Would you trade my acuna for betts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Betts for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Tom Emanski says:
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    Nice write-up as always, Grey.

    Glossary term suggestions:

    1)Lazurace (or Lazuruseful if ace is too strong)

    2)SP’once de Leon

    • Tom Emanski says:
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      * Lazarace / Lazaruseful

      My old biblical spelling teacher would be spinning in her grave if she were dead or if that job existed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Latter-K Saint

  23. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Who should I keep? Piscatty or Buxton.

    2. Who should I cut? Voit or Hunter Dozier.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d keep Buxton
      2. I’d cut Dozier…if you have to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty — Agree with DT

  24. Jays for Days says:
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    Sale or Glasnow ROS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning!

    I know SON isn’t very high on him, but would you start Urias @ MIL?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  26. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    My relief pitching is weak (Strop; Parker; and Iglesius).
    1. Do you agree that cutting Iglesius wouldn’t actually be weakening it?
    2. Which of these (any? all?) should I try trading for Morrow?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Yea, don’t cut him
      2. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. daddydingo says:
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    Lets call them old pitchers Perrywinkles.

    For the longevity of HOP Gaylord Perry and finally waking up like Rip Van Winkle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Latter-K Saint

  28. Ray says:
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    Dump Alvarado for Swarzak in 12-team H2H? Love Alvarado’s stuff but hard to punt saves if he doesn’t get consistent opportunities.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Alvarado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Osnam says:
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    Great stuff as always. What do you like better going forward Tim Beckham or Garrett Hampson. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hampson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Savoy Special says:
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    Hey Grey! 14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) drop Ramon Laureano for Joc Pederson, Scott Kingery, Dansby Swanson, Dwight Smith Jr, Avisail Garcia, or Clint Frazier? or hold?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Ramon Laureano

    P: German Marquez
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland
    B: Jeff Samardzija

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need a bench bat to own Joc

  31. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Peraza or Jorge Polanco

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT but becoming harder to hold

    • Disagree says:
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      You guys are crazy look at Rudy’s ros player rater – polanco is the choice by a mile…

      • The Scrant Dog

        The Scrant Dog says:
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        Tell Hunter Dozier that you animal!!!!

  32. Luke T says:
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    Hello sir,
    Laureano or Walker?
    Who ya got ROS?
    OPS league.

    Thank you for your time.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Laureano for me but it’s close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Joe Schmo says:
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    Would you move Rizzo and Soroka in a keeper for Vlad? I’m trying to win this year but I have a Goldy, Freeman, Hoskins, Rizzo log jam at 1B. Is Rizzo the guy I should be looking to move out of that bunch? I know you also said to sell Goldy. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Take Vlad, now.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  34. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    How are you feeling about Soroka vs. the D-backs? ROS? Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He’s startable vs. the D-backs and I’m optimistic for ROS but there’s a lot of mouths to feed in ATL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, forgot to mention him today… I’m not starting him, but it could be a great start

  35. papasmurf says:
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    Had to bench one of Carrasco, Wheeler or Montas. Originally was gonna sit Wheeler, then changed to Montas. Damn.

    He has very good stuff, probably gonna be a decent mid tier back of rotation guy, which is more than most ppl expected coming in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s what I hear, I was watching Survivor when he was pitching

  36. Over reaction says:
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    Was very happy with my team in 12 team league after draft. They are struggling pretty hard right now. Time to panic or do you see things turning around. My hitting is dead last can’t be that bad for long right?

    C Alfaro
    C Mcann
    1b Jose abreu
    2b Javier Baez
    SS Trevor story
    MI Mondesi
    CI Hosmer
    Of betts
    Of Castellanos
    Of mazara
    Of bader
    Of renfroe
    U Kiermaier

    P Glasnow
    P Lucchesi
    P Luis Castillo
    P Matz
    P Foltynewicz il
    P toussaint
    P Clevinger il
    P Odorizzi
    P lyles
    P Zimmerman
    P Skaggs
    P Thornton
    P Newcomb
    P Chapman
    P Robertson il
    P strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts and your entire OF has done nothing… I would panic tho if I were starting Bader, Renfroe and Mazara every day… They’re likely droppable for better guys on waivers

  37. DonnieB says:
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    I have Osuna and Giles at closer. Just added Minter. Should I prefer Neris or Brasier over Minter? My 8th starter is Urias or Touki. Could drop one of them or Lucchesi also. What to do?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I prefer Minter due to lack of competition. I’d ditch Lucchesi for Neris if you need the saves, but Grey likes Lucchesi more than I.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier — I’d lose Touki before Lucchesi

  38. kilkennybrian says:
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    Need to waiver 2 players after doing a 3-1 trade (Traded Bell, Mccutchen and DCastillo for ZWheeler)

    Pick 2 (no specific needs)

    Choo, Jo-Ma, Eovaldi, Montas, JBJ, DeShields, Choi

    I can also pick up 2 and take another shot on Matz, who clears on the 20th.

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Choo and, meh, who else is out there?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram, Matz would be my 2nd choice from that list…

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I named everyone relevant; it’s a deep 12 teamer, most good players are swept up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo, Jo-Ma

  39. John says:
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    drop vogelbach for c walker or kingery?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  40. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    My all Grey team is slowly raising in the standings. Next move replace Cahill (who I grabbed when Clevinger died) with either Soroka or Swanson?
    I have Dahl and Sanchez off the dl this week and Giancarlo soon (I hope and pray)
    A Zombino pitcher who later gets rocked gives you a Colon-ostomy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Swanson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Latter-K Saint — and Swanson

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Naming rights WM&D

  41. frankgrimes says:
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    Am I crazy??
    The show is just too good.
    This season is already half over… not fair!

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      What show? I need something to watch.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gomorra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is a top 3 show of all-time or I’m crazy

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        I watched it a while back when you spoke about it. I assume theres a new season. Thanks-great show.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, there’s 2 more seasons

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        How can it not be??
        Why are we the only ones gaga over it. Lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I don’t think enough people know about it… It’s our job to spread the word!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            How can Pati not know? Grrrr.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

      • ellis says:
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        Ever seen the Second Season of Fargo, it is amazing!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it was great

  42. Jc says:
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    I have Ottavino and Braiser as my RP as I was aiming for holds and punting saves in my 12 team H2H league. Right now I end up doing poorly in both areas given how Braiser is being used. Some options for your advice please:

    1. Add third RP…..Buttrey, Strop, Neris, Rogers, Herrera, Kolarek, Rondon, Alexander and Claudio available.

    2. Grab Neris and trade for Chapman who I think I can get cheaply (maybe Ottavino) and go for saves?

    3. Hold and see how the Boston pen shakes out.

    4. Trade for Kimbrel.

    4.

    • Jc says:
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      Also Parker is out there. That can be my 4A item LOL

    • Cram It says:
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      What are you trying to do? Why are you listing guys who get saves if you’re punting saves? Just pick up holds guys.

      • Jc says:
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        You are right. I was unclear. I am listing saves guys with the idea that Braiser could emerge as a strong closer. If that comes to fruition, I would trade Ottavino and actually punt holds and build for saves….trade for Chapman or Kimbrel (cheaply) and add a wire guy…..Neris, Peralta, Parker type.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with DT

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Strop, Neris
      2. Yes
      4. Worth an offer…

      • Jc says:
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        Thank you.

  43. ty says:
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    Geezarus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice… That’ll go on final list

  44. Shifty says:
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    There is no other fantasy baseball site on Earth that’ll drop a Major League 3: Back to the Minors reference and that’s why I’m here. Brilliant.

    Anyway my rotation has been hit hard by the Pitcher Apocalypse. It’s a keeper league so I was able to nab 3 studs very cheap (or so I thought) in Nola, Strasburg, Flaherty to go along with Woodruff, Luchesshi, Kelly and Trevor Williams. Should I be fully panicking or riding this out?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Minor panic. I’m a little concerned about Nola and very concerned about Strasburg. Woodruff, Lucchesi, and Kelly are fringe guys if its a shallower league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe — Agree with DT, though I might be more concerned about Nola than him, I’m not sure

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      “I was able to nab 3 studs very cheap…”

      ?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        :)

  45. Ryan says:
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    Do you think the twins limit Michael Pineda innings this year since he didn’t pitch last year?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I doubt it, the guy is built like an elephant. Decent chance he limits himself at some point via injury.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Send him to Cersei!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he throws 200 IP if that’s what you’re asking

  46. Alberto Encinas says:
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    Shaw or Eloy Jimenez, ROS… thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Eloy for me

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin for me, but Shaw I guess

  47. Steve says:
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    14T obp

    Keep 2: Deshields, Kendrick, Leury, Reddick, Teoscar

    Keep 1: Loverlady, Nick Anderson with the excellent peripherals. Looking for ace-like potential closer.

    Think the league has already adjusted to Vogelbach?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Deshields, Reddick for me
      Anderson for me

      Possibly, but he also just faced Cole, Bieber and Carrasco…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — Vogelbach and the M’s faced good pitching

  48. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey,

    Would you rather own Peraza, Semien or Clint Frazier for the rest of season? I know stats and positions are different, but this is just a bench bat that I’d pick as I just dropped Vizcaíno.

    If it helps, 5×5 roto league, other SS are Villar and Mondesi can play there also. OF are J. D., Harper, Soto, Mazara and Laureano

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  49. Bob feldman says:
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    Would you trade Arenado for Betts?
    I also have Vlad and Bryant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Yes. But they way Betts is playing, see if he would take Bryant and a lesser piece first.

  50. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Out of Montas, Eovaldi, Happ and Skaggs, which two would you prefer? 11 tm keeper.

    I have Whitley stashed in the hopes he gets called up – is that worth it or am I burning a roster spot for one of these pitchers or a guy like Hampson?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eovaldi & Happ, but keep a close eye on Montas

      I’d hold Whitley in a keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  51. Bob F says:
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    Would you trade Arenado for Betts ?
    I also have Bryant and Vlad

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      Oh hell yeah take Mookie

  52. bacca72 says:
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    12 team. 5×5 OBP. Bunch of trade offers and counters here. Guy needs hitting and is targeting Hoskins and H. Dozier. He has Yelich, Bergman, Benetendi, Eloy. Checked trade analyzer first but H. Dozier’s value is very low there and makes comparison tough.

    His offer
    1) H. Dozier for Soler and Buxton (Soler has been an obp killer this year but wasn’t bad last year, buxton is always an obp killer)

    Counters:
    2) Give Hoskins/H. Dozier Get Yelich (prob won’t do this but worth a shot)
    3) Give Hoskins Get Benetendi and Eloy

    Thoughts on which side on each of these?

    Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) It’s fair. I’d want Buxton, but I’m on Buxton fanboy.
      2. Yelich
      3. Benintendi & Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • bacca72 says:
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        Yelich or Benetendi/Eloy first offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yelich

  53. The Great Knoche says:
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    Easter K-eezer

    Would make sense to use Rich Hill, Jamie Moyer and Bartolo In it somehow but I got nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Latter-K Saint or Geezarus

  54. Gabe says:
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    How about Sigh not Young for the pitcher zombinos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Latter-K Saint or Geezarus

  55. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    A glossary term for old pitchers who have a resurrection:

    Frankenace

    A glossary term for old pitchers who threw a good game:

    Frankengem

    • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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      IT’S ALIVE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Problem with that is sometimes I’ll say Franken(position) meaning to cobble together a guy — like Narvaez, Alfaro and Flowers and I’ve frankencatcher’d my spot

      • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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        Good call, didn’t think about that

  56. Jake says:
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    Need to pick up Howie Kendrick or Duggar. Which do you like better?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Duggar for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, but I guess Duggar since he will play

  57. Panic Time says:
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    Team is off to a rough start. Time to panic and make some big moves or hold tight. My offense is in dead last. It cant be that bad for much longer right? 12 team league.

    C: Alfaro
    C: McCann
    1B: Jose Abreu
    2B: Javier Baez
    SS: Trevor Story
    3B: Saurez
    MI: Mondesi
    CI: Hosmer
    OF: Betts
    OF: Castellanos
    OF: Mazara
    OF: Bader
    OF: Renfroe
    U: Keirmaier

    P: Clevinger(IL)
    P: Folty(IL)
    P: Luis Castillo
    P: Glasnow
    P: Lucchesi
    P: Lyles(stream)
    P: Odorizzi(stream)
    P: Toussaint
    P: Matz
    P: Newcomb(about to be dropped)
    P: Skaggs(IL)
    P: Thornton(stream)
    P: Zimmerman(stream)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Solid team, I wouldn’t panic yet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above, fix your OF

  58. Whatever says:
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    Pick up Howie Kendrick and drop Brian Dozier?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. Worm Burner says:
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    I like Old Feller, but I’ll just throw this out there……..

    An old pitcher returning to glory is

    Over-the-Mound (as in over-the-hill)

    • Worm Burner says:
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      Or an “Eddie Harris”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Latter-K Saint or Geezarus

  60. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Here’s my squad in a 10 team H2H 6×5 (OPS is the 6th offensive category):
    C – Grandal
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Lowe
    3B – Franco
    SS – Mondesi
    LF – Hoskins
    CF – Conforto
    RF – Judge
    UTIL – Gallo
    Bench – E. Escobar
    DL – T. Turner
    DL – Andujar
    SP – Paxton, Strasburg, Bumgarner, Burnes, Lucchesi, Shoemaker, Mikolas
    RP – Hader, Leclerc, Strop

    I was just offered Harper, Correa, and Kluber for Judge and Hader. It seems like a good move for me, but wanted some extra opinions. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Great deal for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes Agree with DT

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        Sounds great, guys, thanks! I’m looking to add another RP after trading Hader. Neris is available. Grab him and drop Lucchesi, Shoemaker, Mikolas or Soroka (I forgot to include him earlier)? Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soroka

          • Bernie Brewer says:
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            Awesome, thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  61. Gabe says:
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    Maybe an anymore at the end. Sign not Young anymore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer others

  62. Kingslayer says:
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    H2H NL Only 5×5 Weekly League…

    Was offered Votto for Felipe Vazquez.

    My current first basemen are Hosmer/McMahon…

    If i trade Vazquez I will have to start 3 RPs which are Josh Hader, AJ Minter, Matt Strahm with Jeffress on the bench

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair. I’d do it, but I like Votto more than Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Kingslayer says:
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        I ended up getting Morrow back and accepting. Hopefully Joe Maddon is a man of his word when he said, AND I QUOTE: ““I won’t declare anybody the closer, didn’t even declare Stropy the closer. Once Brandon’s out, we’ve got to figure it out. Once Morrow comes back, he will be the closer.”

        Managers never lie, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, fingers crossed

  63. ellis says:
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    Glossary term suggestion: Alter?ocker

    • ellis says:
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      ? was supposed to be a backwards k

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s funny, but think I prefer Latter-K Saint or Geezarus

      • ellis says:
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        I like Latter K Saint

  64. Keeks says:
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    10 team QS, K/9 and OBP, SLG league

    Which side on the below deals?

    a) Bieber, Muncy, Pressly VS Kluber, Donaldson

    b)Bieber, Muncy, Pressly VS Kluber, Vlad

    C) Bieber, Muncy, Pressly VS Kluber, Ohtani

    Preesh!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      a) Fair, Kluber
      b) Lopsided, Vlad
      c) Fair, Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  65. bill says:
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    Slothpaw…
    “Donkey Teeth asked on Saturday in his roundup about a glossary term for Zombinos that are pitchers (old pitchers who have a resurrection). Right now, Old Feller is in the lead. Suggest in the comments better ones.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Latter-K Saint or Geezarus

  66. Keith Labelle says:
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    The Ghost of Pitching Past took over the SP formerly known as….Arrieta, Moyer, Barry Zito??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Latter-K Saint or Geezarus

  67. RICE says:
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    Hey DT! Hey Grey!

    My pitching staff feels full of streamers. I need to lose someone to activate Dahl this weekend. Who would you lose? (I included their match-ups next week because I have a feeling some of these guys are real close).

    10-team H2H

    Top of staff:
    Verlander
    Clevenger (IL)
    Wheeler

    These streamers?
    Musgrove (vs. AZ / @ LAD)
    Kikuchi (vs. TX)
    Lucchesi (@ Was)
    D. German (@ LAA / @ SF)
    Freeland (vs. Was)
    Peacock (vs. Min / vs. Cle)

    Donkey – When is your next top 100 SP list coming out?

    Thanks all!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Rice!

      I’d lose Freeland first, then Lucchesi.

      Next top 100 SP drops this Sunday morning and then every other Sunday.

      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  68. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who do you like least among my enormous collection of 2Bs, one of whom has to go: Peraza, Cano, Kike, Lowe.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d cut Lowe

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Forgot to add Polanco to that list.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Still Lowe for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, one of the last two… Agree with DT

  69. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    who gets the best of this trade??

    Muncy/M.Franco for Hosmer/J.Turner

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want the Muncy/Franco side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. bill amodeo says:
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    whats up Grey,

    Need to drop one with Dahl coming back…. Swanson, Kepler, Winker

    thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Swanson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  71. Jason Murray says:
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    10 team H2H keeper…which side?

    A) Arenado
    B) Bellinger and Eloy Jimenez

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Very fair, tough one. I’ll take B but don’t feel strongly about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  72. Hello Rockview says:
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    I’m in a 12 team 7 x7 OBP, Total Bases league

    1) Would you use a #1 waiver claim on Scooter Gennett? We have 3 IL spots. I’ll have to drop someone to make room for Lindor when he comes off of the IL in the near future
    2) Would you swap any RPs for Greene? on waivers

    C cervelli
    1b – Shaw
    2b – K. Hernandez
    3b – Franco
    SS – Anderson
    Of – JD
    Of – benintendi
    Of – springer
    Util – conforto
    Util – domingo
    bench – pinder, bell, bruce
    IL – Lindor
    IL – Ohtani
    IL – Andujar
    RP – hicks, cody allen, doolittle

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Nah
      2) Hold…or drop Pinder for Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — Or lose Bruce

  73. Keeks says:
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    Have Dahl coming back today or soon after and need to drop someone (preferably a hitter) if I cant pull off one of the consolidation trades for Kluber I mentioned a minute ago, thoughts?

    C-Astudillo (Question within the question- is he a hold?)
    1B-Gallo, Voit, Vogelbach
    2B- Shaw, Profar
    SS- Story
    3B- Saurez, Muncy
    OF- Mookie, Judge, DominGod, Eloy, Mallex

    SP- Buehler, Bieber, Marquez, Falherty, Musgrove, Paddack
    RP- Hader, Pressly, Neris, Hildenberger Seranthony

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hildenberger….Vogey if it has to be a hitter.

      Hold Astudillo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own Astudillo if that helps

      Agree with DT

  74. Mike L says:
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    Keeper forever which side/is it fair…Im competing he isn’t. My Severino, Royce Lewis his Flaherty and Bichette

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Flaherty, it’s fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty side

  75. LenFuego says:
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    Wouldn’t a pitching Zombino be a Cy Old?

    • LenFuego says:
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      Could also be a ConvalAcent or a GeriAceTrick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cy Old was suggested last week in original post, it’s okay… I prefer Latter-K Saint or Geezarus

      ConvalAcent is pretty funny tho

  76. Ace of Spades says:
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    Rest of season ( 6 cats obp in addition to traditional 5 )

    Jeimer Candelario or Scott Kingery

    Son question for Rudy

    On the weekly pitcher planner for Seattle it doesn’t show Swanson as starting in the rotation but shows Sheffield instead. Yesterday it did have Swanson. Is it a Son glitch or am I missing some news on Swanson? I have my finger on the trigger to grab him and just want to make sure.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kingery for me. I don’t think Sheffield is coming up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Question in comments on SON might elicit a quicker response… I’d guess it’s Swanson and you’re right

      Kingery

  77. G says:
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    How would you rank Gray, odorizzi, Minor? Have a spot for an extra pitcher and hitter

    DO you like the pickup of Inciarte over Heyward, Joc, or Mancini

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gray, Minor

      Inciarte over Heyward

      • Javi says:
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        12 Team Yahoo H2H Redraft 5×5 Cat

        C – Punting
        1b – Rizzo
        2b , Jose Ramirez
        3b, Bregman
        SS Mondesi
        OF Springer
        OF Dahl (DL)
        OF Mazara
        Util Moncada
        Util encarnacion
        Bench: Peraza , Vlad Jr , Buxton , Laureano and winker

        SP – Corbin
        SP – Marquez
        RP – Hicks
        RP will Smith
        P – Alvarado
        P – Braiser
        P – jeffress
        P – Happ
        Bench – Touki
        Bench Caleb Smith
        DL – Foltynewicz

        1 – Thoughts on team?

        2 – need to drop two to make room for Dahl and Folty

        3 – any 2 for 1 you would package to make room instead of having to drop someone. I wanna package an OF / RP for SP but dont know who to target.

        Thanks in advance !!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. You could fix your pitching with your bench bats…. Buxton and Winker and Edwin for Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi, Gray, but I don’t even know what Gray

      Agree with DT on Ender

  78. Should I swap out Frazier for Dahl and also what are your thoughts on Dahl vs Winker ROS. Reports have Dahl returning to the lineup for today. —roto

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dahl over Frazier, Dahl over Winker ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  79. Murph says:
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    Yo yo
    1 Cut McNeil for Kingery?
    2 Cut Stripling for Minor or Caleb Smith?
    Thank ya

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1 McNeil for me
      2 Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  80. kilkennybrian says:
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    Are Amed Rosario and Asdrubal Cabrera must owns in 10 team? I have them both, no MUST add players on the wire but I could stream or make them the first to drop going forward.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah not must own

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would own them, but MUST own? I don’t know

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      I dropped Rosario in a 12 team after he lost my starting SS position battle with DeJong. No one picked him up either. He’s super boring.

  81. Mudkat Maloney says:
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    SS is a dumpster for me with Peraza so far. Sit him for Kingery, Polanco, Hampson or Galvis until he starts hitting?

    I’d be dumping Matz, Stripling, or Neris, I have Swarzak, Holland and Minter as well at closer.

    10 team, keeper, R/RBI/AVG/OPS/K/SB/HR, W/L/NetSv/K:BB/K/ERA/WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery — Matz

  82. Mike says:
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    Thoughts on Touki? Worth a roster spot in a 5×5 12 team keeper league? Would you rather have him or Matz going forward this year and next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin at this point, way too early to say for next year… I trust Matz a bit more, Touki might have more upside

  83. Let's Play Two says:
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    Now that Jeffries is back does he end up being the Brewers sole closer with Knebel out? Assuming they don’t sign Kimbrel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not decided yet

  84. Twins Peaker says:
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    When do you start caring about the standings and points behind in a roto points league?

    Gone from 3rd to 6th (out of 11) after a beautiful -1.60 pt outing yesterday. Now 450 points behind the leader and an average night in our league is around 100 points with a full lineup.

    I am not worried at all as a) it’s early b) I have a great (though underperforming) lineup and c) I’ve got razzball on my side.

    Just curious when I should really pay attention to the deficit? June?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May 1st

  85. KarlJ says:
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    Ugh how much longer before I cut bait with Posey (I know you love Catcher questions)
    Barnes and W Castillo were both dropped recently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

  86. prey879 says:
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    Would you trade George Springer and Paddack for Buehler? or too much? I think my SP is pretty solid as is but i do have a lot of OFs. 12 team redraft league 5×5 w/ OBP and QS

    Current OF (Can only start max 4 daily) Betts, Soto, Springer, Dahl, Domingo, Eloy
    Current SP: Flaherty, Carrasco, Bieber, Paddack, Boyd, Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  87. Brett says:
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    Drop stripling for German?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll guess what German and say no

  88. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    @Grey 11 team, 5×5 Roto

    Rizzo and Domingo for Marte and Paxton – which side? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  89. Donny says:
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    Wondering how you would rank:

    Yandy, Joc, Inciarte, Laureano, Mancini – will need to cut 2 when Lindor and Dahl return. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Yandy and Laureano

  90. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Yo Grey,

    I’ve Goodrum or Kingery?

    It is a fill in for my injured Trea & Dan Murphy, so it will be hard to say if I can keep either much beyond their return. (I know Murphy is kinda gross, but I need his AVG & OPS help)…

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  91. Jedi says:
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    “a glossary term for Zombinos that are pitchers”:
    -Cy Old
    -Aged Cheddar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aged cheddar is pretty funny

  92. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I’m thinking about manking some roster move and wanted your opinion on them:

    1) Drop Vogelbach for Hunter Dozier
    2) Drop Tulowitzki all together (I have Seager, and Galvis)
    3) Should I hold onto Albert Pujols and Zobrist or pick up someone like Yandy Diaz, Josh Reddick,

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      SHould I drop JD Davis for Yandy?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ok 2. Yes 3. Lose them for both

  93. Sam says:
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    Would you drop pollack for Lowe, c walker, or hunter dozier? My other drop could be yandy. Or just hold onto pollack and yandy?

    • Sam says:
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      Kingery is also available
      And thanks for this awesome site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Yandy for Dozier

  94. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you feel about starting Nova (@DET) or Buchholz (@MIN) today?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They sound fair

  95. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Growing tired of the Kris Bryant Experience. Bench for Hunter Dozier until observing signs of life or stay the course with Bryant?

    Also, Zombino Pitcher:

    Vida Blue Balls
    Bartolo Colonoscopy
    AAR(S)P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer others on the term… I’d start Dozier

  96. Frank says:
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    Yahoo H2H 12 team league would you take any of these offered two trades:

    Would you get Carpenter and Amed Rosario (blah) for Paddack and Devers? Granted, I had intentions of keeping Paddack next year

    or

    Alex Gordon and Clay Bucholz for my Robinson Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Carp

      Cano side

      • Frank says:
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        You mean keep Cano? Sorry

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  97. William Hung says:
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    My ragtag group is finally getting healthy pending their team evaluations today (Dahl) and tomorrow (Lindor) – Which means I need a new IL stash. My roster at 100% health is:
    C – Contreras
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Mondesi
    3B – Shaw
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts, Benintendi, Dahl
    UTIL -Story
    B – Alonso, McNeil

    SP – Glasnow, Marquez, Lucchesi, Fried, Woodruff, Pineda (aka Stream spot – I dropped Touki since he’s @ CLE this week)
    SAGNOF – Alvarado, Holland, Swarzak, Strop, Brasier, Barnes

    Inquiries (constraint is 6 moves per week):
    1. I’m leaning towards Jimmy Nelson as my new IL stash, but other options are: Justin Upton or Andujar (my drop would be Pineda or McNeil depending on the timing of when my guys come off the DL)
    2. 2 bench bats are unnecessary (#shallowleagueproblems), but I was wondering if I should pick up Kingery (3B, SS, OF) over McNeil in the short term in case either Dahl or Lindor don’t come off the DL
    3. I have been keeping both Brasier and Barnes because I expected the Red Sox to be winning more games and racking up those saves for me. I’m wondering if I should drop one of them for Neris – since Kapler has a Neris-fetish.

    It’s been a while since I hit you up with a bunch of roster questions, so I was due like Betts and Mondesi are due for a base hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Upton 2. Kingery over McNeil 3. Hold

      • 183414 says:
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        Kingery over McNeil ? Own McNeil on 6 of my 7 draft teams. Let’s check their stats at the end of the year. Love McNeil, unless b. avg. is no longer a cat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like them both

          • 183414 says:
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            I spent close to $200 on Kingery last year (maybe more)…..Kapler would have to guarantee a full time job in writing, notarized by Manfred, before I go back in. And it wouldn’t be for a guy who has position eligibility everywhere, and who hits over .300 wherever he’s been.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, I hear ya on Kingery… Todd Frazier is going to mess up McNeil’s PT too tho

  98. KeeblerMN says:
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    As an original founding father of the term Zombino (Check the glossary.. though I originally had suggest the Great Zombino) I feel I must chime in… I like Geezarus but still don’t think it really hits about how we thought they were dead, now they are alive…How about…

    -Dead Arm Ringer
    or
    -Walking Dead Arm
    or
    wait.. there is no 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! What about Latter-K Saint or Tommy Jaundice?

      • KeeblerMN says:
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        I could get behind Tommy Jaundice… Latter-K Saint doesn’t really do it for me.. although the Book of Mormon was an awesome show!
        For the record, the term Dead Ringer was used originally for people who were in comas being mistakenly declared dead and getting buried alive. They had “Safety coffins” with bells they would ring if they came “back to life” so to speak. It’s also where the term “Saved by the Bell” comes from… go Bayside!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dead ringer isn’t bad, but not exactly funny — You like Tommy Jaundice too? Okay, I can be convinced… Don’t you think it’s negative tho?

          • KeeblerMN says:
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            What!? You’re saying that jokes requiring an explanation aren’t funny!?… yeah ok.. hey it was short notice!
            Yeah Tommy Jaundice is negative but we all know Tommy John’s surgery isn’t the death sentence it once was…. I think the term works well for that as well because having that surgery used to mean you were dead… but now those pitchers are coming back to life better than ever after the surgery…
            Maybe there’s something to that…
            Hard to recreate the magic that is the term Zombino… you’re welcome! HA!
            Wait… how about Armbino???
            Or… SPombino???

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm, nah, no –binos

          • Stumanji! says:
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            Isn’t the term supposed to be positive? Tommy Jaundice has not one but two negative connotations. It’s a good pun on its face but doesn’t work for the term IMO.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think I agree, why I’m leaning Latter K-Saint

  99. Jason Murray says:
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    Choose one for 10 team H2H keeper please…

    A) Bellinger, Eloy, Paxton
    B) Arenado, Paddack

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  100. Clozo says:
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    Double D could return tonight, who would you drop on my teams in order to get him back in my lineup?

    League 1

    Inciarte
    Peraza

    League 2

    Franmil
    Winker
    Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza — Franmil

  101. Savoy Special says:
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    Christian Walker or Joc Pederson ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  102. shibboleth says:
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    My middle infield is a hot mess, and the waivers are barren Should I finally cut bait with Dozier and/or Peraza? Only names on the waiver are LaStella, Schoop, Dietrich, or Arcia…

    c- Alfaro
    1b- Goldschmidt
    2b- Dozier
    3b- Ramirez
    ss- Galvis (Peraza)
    ci- Walker
    mi- Cabrera
    of- Marte, Dahl, Winker, Kiermaier, Gordon
    util- Frazier (Ohtani-DL)
    SP- Flaherty, Marquez, Fried, Hamerls, Hendricks, Maeda, German, Toussaint
    RP- Treinen, Jansen, Smith

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  103. zach jany says:
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    Kingery, c. Walker, or Swanson ros 12 team h2h 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t even know who Swanson is, but prolly him

  104. vee says:
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    1) do we need to worry about Happ? or will he figure his shit out?

    2) i’m revamping my pitching since it’s worrisome. who would you drop and pick up based on the below?

    Pitching staff:
    Corbin
    Lyles (streamer – just picked him up today and will drop him tmw)
    Stripling
    Teheran
    Happ
    Lucchesi
    Trevor Williams
    Lester (DL)

    Braiser
    Jeffress
    Treinan
    Osuna

    on Waivers:
    Soroka
    Erik Swanson
    Montas
    Davies

    Thanks a bunch as usual. Happy long weekend amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Swanson over Williams

  105. Lindorphins says:
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    ResuscitAce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, but I prefer some of the other ones above

  106. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    I started both Eovaldi and Happ in the same league. Tell me more about my massive pants grapes. Should I be consulting a doctor?

    • Lindorphins says:
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      I started Happ, watched the first two innings and then cried myself to sleep. I thought I was still dreaming when I looked at his final line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, let out your inseam

  107. Brett says:
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    Would you trade brazier for Kimbrel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • 183414 says:
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        In a heartbeat !

  108. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Doubling up!
    I have: Matz, Stripling
    Available: Mike Minor, Caleb Smith
    Who to cut for who?
    Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith over Matz

  109. Luke says:
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    Drop Miggy for H. Dozier or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  110. Lucky Dog says:
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    Anyone else crap Pink twinkies when they saw the “DTD” next to deGromm’s name this morning?

    It’s strep throat. He’s gonna pitch Saturday. We good, fam. Now hopefully he can work on not tipping his pitches.

    (whew!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  111. knucks says:
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    Flaherty / Franmil for Robbie Ray/ Vogelbach / Greg Holland

    Which side and how close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty not close

      • knucks says:
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        Sweet, hope he goes for it, since I’m the less desirable side

        How bout if both Vogey and Franmil are on the wire, who you grabbing first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franmil

          • knucks says:
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            Thank you kindly.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  112. Yozo says:
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    Which guy would you stash in both of my leagues?

    League 1

    Alex Wood
    Morrow
    Odor
    Bader
    Polanco
    Didi

    League 2

    Severino
    Skaggs
    Morrow
    Upton
    Andujar
    Olson
    Bader
    Wendle
    Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor — Upton

  113. Y says:
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    Neris or Brasier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier

  114. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning grey,
    Im overloaded on SS. Trying to deal T.Anderson. Already have Bregman and C.Seager. Picked up G.Hampson for a spot start today and would like to keep him. Love his potential speed/lineup/pedigree. Also have a bit of a logjam at 1B with EE, J.Aguilar and T.Shaw. Like to keep Shaw for his multi position eligibility and EE has started off hot. Woud try to deal him but its a keeper league and dont know whether to trust Aguilar yet.
    Basically would you keep Hampson or J.Aguilar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  115. pinkman says:
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    I’m a Sox fan and can’t help but try to buy low on Sale. Especially since the guy who has him in my league is in dead last.

    Which of these pitchers would you offer first in exchange for Sale?

    Marquez
    Bieber
    Bumgarner
    Wheeler
    Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them, Ryu, Bum, Bieber first

  116. surfer dude says:
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    Hi, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: could you pls point out any/all upgrades for this 2 teams

    1) Mancini, Winkler, E.Hernandez (using as SS or 2nd)
    available: Dahl, C.Walker, A.Garcia, F.Reyes, Kingerly, Villar
    2) Mancini, E.Hernandez
    Available: Dahl, C.Walker, H.Dozier, Villar, Dejong, Kingerly

    Thanks!

    • surfer dude says:
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      *these ; )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dahl over Kiké 2. Same

  117. Andrew Eaton says:
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    Hey Grey,

    back with some trade talk again. Still trying to deal Bryant.

    Was offered:

    his Wheeler or Taillon PLUS Felipe Vasquez for my Bryant

    My 3B are: Bryant(OF), Machado (ss), Dozier (1b).
    But I have depth around my IF with: Dejong, Tatis, Torres, Mondesi
    And in my OF with: Dahl, Conforto, Gallo, Hoskins, Pederson

    12 team OPS league with QS and SV, no holds. Running one closer (Allen) at the moment since I don’t care about saves too much, but would be nice to have another guy who has a majority cut of saves.

    Do I pull the trigger this time? I’m liking Wheeler lately and did last year w his 100mph heat, havent looked into his or Taillon’s peripherals yet. What say you? Thanks!

    • Andrew Eaton says:
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      miiiiiight be able to swindle Taillon AND wheeler and forget vasquez but it’s slim

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Taillon/Wheeler is ok, but still not enough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, hold or do better

  118. JM says:
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    For Zombino pitchers, how about an Undead Arm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s not bad, will add to list

  119. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    If Dahl returns. Drop H.Dozier or Jay Bruce?

    My OF: Trout, Winker, Domingo, Goodrum (eligible everywhere)

    * So I’ll drop one, then Dahl will go right back to IL. irritating!

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  120. SC says:
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    On my team:
    Skaggs
    Trevor Williams
    Wacha
    Fried
    Lucchesi
    Marco Gonzales

    Avaiolable:
    Erik Swanson
    Merrill Kelly
    Nick Anderson

    Anyone you’re picking up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson over Williams, Anderson over Skaggs

  121. Brett says:
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    You were high on peraza going forward peraza or tatis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis

  122. dave d says:
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    Damn. Despite the many injuries to my many rosters I was trying to stay positive and be resilient. But then ODB was followed by Christin Stewart on the D(I)L-(Not to be cofused with Johnny Rotten’s PIL). WTF is happening? On one NFBC team I have Upton, Bader, Herrera, and Stewart all rostered. Damn. I guess I have to play Brinson and luckily McNeil just qualified as OF. I guess I will count the days (2) until Fletcher also gains OF eligibility.
    Man, oh man. That’s on top of Trea, Segura, Guzman, Peralta, Heaney elsewhere. Getting thin here in some leagues and have to contemplate dropping guys I never would without so many band-aid boys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did ODB get IL’d? Damn, going to Coors? I thought he was returning

      • dave d says:
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        He’s not on IL, but not playing today. I own him in 7/9 leagues. Ouch. He better get back soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yeah, hopefully he plays tomorrow

  123. kilkennybrian says:
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    Saw you said you preferred Brasier to Kimbrel

    Is that because you think Brasier is really the closer? He did come in in the 7th last night and allowed the grand slam.

    Or, because you think Kimbrel won’t sign anytime soon? Would love some clarity. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s bc Kimbrel doesn’t have a team

    • Cram It says:
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      Because Brasier is actually pitching.

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I get that, obviously. But the second Kimbrel signs, assuming its Braves or Brewers, he’s almost instantly a top 7 or so closer, maybe better.

        And what’s the latest he signs? June 1st?

        Is there actually risk he doesn’t sign until July?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And how long until he returns?

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            Returns meaning post signing? I suppose that could be an issue, I’m operating under the assumption he’s in shape and ready to go.

            More or less, you see him as a sell high? What are some mid tier closers you’d take over him in a deal?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’ll need at least 2 weeks in the minors or somewhere, he can’t just step into a game (I don’t think)

        • Cram It says:
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          Sure, he’s still a top closer, most likely. If he signs, and yes I think there is a risk he doesn’t sign for a significant amount of the season, by the time he starts getting stats for you, Brasier has already actually given you useful stats. So go ahead, risk giving up 2,3, who knows how many months of stats while you wait for Kimbrel do give you diminishing returns.

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            I’m asking more curiously, rather than implying that I’m right. Built into this is the uncertainty that Brasier is even valuable.

            Let’s use Alvarado as an example.
            Alvarado over Kimbrel a no-brainer? Same go for Hicks and holland?

            I’m having a hard time wondering if I should hold, sell or buy Kimbrel. Honestly. Because his upside is a Diaz/Trienen level closer, if he signs soon; which he may.

  124. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Who between Kingery and Semen for my SS in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds. I have Semen, but I am absolutely willing to move on.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  125. Barry says:
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    Pivetta be gone!

    Wade, Pablo, Shark, or Yonny.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have to now wash out my ears

          • dave d says:
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            It’s truly disgusting isn’t it?

            My apologies for defilement of your eardrums, but it is so appalling that I remember it from television twenty years ago. That is quite an impression he makes, ain’t it?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, it’s so awful, stop reminding me I just heard a snippet of it

              • dave d says:
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                Ok, I will have mercy!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thank you!

  126. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    holy crap i’m in a spot with ONLY MAC computers and probably not the greatest internet speed (however, i KNOW PC’s work just fine in this same spot) and without an adblocker this site wouldn’t work basically at all. i mean i was waiting for like 30 something minutes (this is in chrome too, maybe that’s why) watching it churn. then said, wait a minute, let’s see if it’s only the ads MIXED with some group of weak internet + MAC + chrome. yep, works fairly ok now. this isn’t posted as saying you guys need to do anything, but is a reminder to me to NOT OFTEN GET INTO SPOTS OF HAVING TO USE A MAC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I use Mac — buy ad-free for $10

      • dave d says:
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        Yes, I highly recommend ad-free and can now navigate ten times more quickly and one added benefit is no more PTSD nightmares of boils on morbidly obese popping and showering me with transfat puss droplets…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  127. Luke T says:
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    Tried scrolling through the comments to see if this was asked already, but didn’t see it. Miggy or Walker ROS.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  128. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Catcher question…sorry

    Hold D Jansen in a shallow OBP league or drop for: Alfaro, Phegley, Zunino, Barnhart, Flowers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  129. bigbear says:
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    Did anyone get a look at Jeffress last night? His rehab outings were less than great, but yesterday’s box score looks good. Velocity? Movement? Etc.?

    Can you rank Hampson, Shaw, and Hunter Dozier? 12 team H2H redraft. Have a fairly balanced team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw a clip, he looked okay, didn’t have much of a challenge

      Shaw, Dozier, Hampson, different things

  130. bigbear says:
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    Vlad Jr. hit a 440+ foot HR yesterday. Out of the stadium. 107 exit velocity. Dude’s mashing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I saw, crazy

  131. toolshed says:
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    Ok to cut peraza in a 12 team league with an mi spot. It is obp too. He was benched again yesterday. He is hitting low in the order. I wonder if he even will have a spot once gennett returns and if Senzel comes up and is ever healthy. I hate the fact I am even thinking about it but it is a dead spot on my roster. I added Jorge Polanco a while ago. Hes hitting but no steals. I also have ketel marte. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut him for who?

  132. Steve says:
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    Would you trade Arenado for Vlad?

    14T keeper, Vlad a 20th round keeper, Arenado 1st

    I know it’s a lot but Vlad could carry the team for the next decade.. unless he turns out to be injury prone.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  133. IhateGreyAlbright says:
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    Thoughts on Verdugo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lacks PT

  134. Db says:
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    Thoughts on Luke weaver @pitt next time out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looked pretty good today, could see trying him

  135. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team keep 6 (OBP, TB, HR, SB, RBI, R and QS, ERA, WHIP, K, K/BB, SV+HLD)

    1) Trade my K Jensen, E Rosario and C Pinder for his J Berrios and J Peraza and B Dozier?

    2) Would you rather give up D Peralta or E Rosario?

    3) Would you rather want B Dozier or M Sano or DeJong as the third piece?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Peralta 3. DeJong

  136. Brokenarrow says:
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    Soto for Vlad? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  137. William Hung says:
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    Put out a BOLO on Pineda’s Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • William Hung says:
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        damn that start went sideways fast – looks like I need to do some damage control

        Streaming Qs coming in 3, 2, 1…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

          • William Hung says:
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            This one hurts extra for me if Touki goes out and deals @ CLE tomorrow

            Anyway, looking at tomorrow thru Sunday – my options are (pick 2):
            Sabathia v. KC
            Lyles v. Giants
            Strahm v. CIN
            Mikolas v. NYM
            Cahill v. SEA
            Gibson @ BAL

            I’m partial to rolling Sabathia and Strahm but wanted your opinion

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Strahm, Lyles

  138. Cable says:
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    12 team h/h points ….Is Jimmy Nelson at this point worth a roster spot ….not t much left on waiver all Mia SPers, Montas.Lynn,D Rodriquez,M Jelly….

    • Cable says:
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      That’s M Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    “start anybody at home versus Toronto…”

    Can’t watch Pineda anymore. He can’t strike out anybody.

    I’m 2-0 but my team is affecting my real life emotions this week [rage emoji]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Andrew Eaton says:
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      I was up 7-2 in a category league now I’m down 5-6 just because of pineda. 2-0 sounds nice now doesnt it ;)

  140. HomerHWBush says:
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    Which side do you like:

    A) Puig
    B) Glasnow + Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  141. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. how do you rank this MI’s who i will probably drop in a few weeks? mcmahon (returning today?), lowe, kingery.

    thank yo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, Lowe

  142. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you start Julio Urias tonight in Milwaukee? I’m fraidy skeered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  143. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    Clint Frazier or Mazara ros?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  144. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Drop Avisail, Healy, or hold for Joey Wendle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  145. slimbo says:
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    Hey

    would you cut Amed Rosario or Travis Shaw for any of these guys?

    Jorge Polano, Kiermaier, Christian Walker or Yandy Diaz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  146. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? How bout just “ARMistice”…like an agreement between age & time?

    I picked up Swanson for Turner a couple weeks ago and I think he’s beaten out Peraza at MI when Turner comes back. That being said, would you bail on Peraza right now for a couple weeks of Kingery or Hampson?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1gp0m4B5p8

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about that, poop… I’m holding Peraza — listening now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh I know this song, it’s solid — Meek!

  147. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    and thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions…

    16 team H2H weekly points league…(redraft)
    this is my team:
    C Alfaro
    1B Alonso, Pete
    2B Altuve
    3B Eduardo Escobar
    SS DeJong
    OF Buxton
    OF Laureano
    OF F. Reyes
    Util H. Dozier

    IL – Olson
    IL- Dahl
    IL – Stanton

    SP Kershaw
    SP Buehler
    SP Bieber
    SP Berrios
    SP E. Rodriguez
    RP Glasnow
    RP Yates
    RP AJ Minter

    Bench
    SP Darvish
    SP Lucchesi
    SP Touki Toussant
    RP Chirinos
    RP Josh James
    SP Swanson

    I just got offered Manny Machado for Kershaw… what do you think? does this help my team?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Machado and run

      • RicoSuave says:
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        perfect, thank you and who should I drop now that Dahl is back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          James

          • RicoSuave says:
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            Thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Brian Friel says:
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      Gotta activate Dahl who do I drop

      Kike, Smith Jr, Heyward, Peraza

      I have Inciarte and Hoskins as OF eligible.

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Heyward

  148. Upper deck power says:
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    Hey grey love the work u do. Read it daily. My question would u cut devers for yandy or dozier? How much longer can someone wait for the breakout of devers? Its daily H2H lots of categories and devers gives me nothing but k’s. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d give Devers another 2 weeks

  149. David Bevis says:
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    Satchelistos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      istos?

      • Gigorilla says:
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        I think it’s meant like delicious

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh

  150. David Bevis says:
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    Satchelistos

  151. Duetch Dominator says:
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    What are your thoughts on Domingo German?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Extended thoughts if you search the site, I’ve written 1,000 of words about him

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s a cool dude.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        ok, that right here should be used for all of these “what you think” questions that are completely open ended. or something similar.

  152. Steve says:
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    Walker or Vogelbach? Power bench bat in 12T roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  153. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    So with the changes you made, would you trade K Jansen, D Peralta and C Pinder for J Berrios, J Peraza and DeJong?

    It’s also worth mentioning that with SV+HLD, closers don’t have any more value than set up guys and with Jansen and Rosario getting expensive, I wasn’t planning on keeping them but would probably keep a cheap Berrios. I took over a pretty bad team and while I am trying to compete, I am also trying to build up my core of keepers for next year. Best keepers so far are Tatis Jr, W Contreras, Puig, Segura, Donaldson, Severino, Paxton, Glasnow, and Treinen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  154. Lucky Dog says:
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    I’m feeling an Eloy Jimenez hot streak coming. He’s been getting some hits, and seems like he’s being a little more patient while still maintaining some aggressiveness. Was able to watch his ABs today & liked what I saw. Earlier in the year there wasn’t any balance – just way too aggressive with everything. I think he’s adjusting.

    Just a hunch, but I think you’ll soon be referring g to him as “El Joy” for what he brings those who have shares.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like El Joy too!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I’m hoping you get to use that nickname a LOT in the coming weeks. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  155. slimbo says:
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    thanks for the last response i have 1 more question

    time to cut Miguel Cabrera or Nimmo in a dynasty?

    could grab Walker or Kingery or open up a stream spot

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy for Walker

  156. tshank13 says:
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    Are these offers too much for Hoskins (Hoskins owner needs pitching)? Trade analyzer pegs them as fair(a little too fair maybe).

    1) E.Rosario & Lucchesi For Hoskins

    2) E.Rosario & Happ for Hoskins (Selling low on Happ , but are we going to get a chance to sell high on him?) )

    3) Should I be targeting Benintendi instead of Hoskins?

    My Pitching staff for context:
    Nola, Castillo, Lucchesi, Happ, Junis, Gibson, Shoemaker, Velasquez(streamer), and Ryu on the DL

    12Team 5×5 +sv+Hld /+obp + slug%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hoskins 2. Hoskins 3. Meh, same value

      • tshank13 says:
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        Awesome. Always appreciate the input. Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. Gigorilla says:
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    Ace Centura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Gigorilla says:
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        last one today — Forsaken Master
        tough criteria — previous ace, rise from the dead, and ace again, all to a catchy name.

        You tough grader Professor Albright

        • Gigorilla says:
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          Makes me think of Verlander

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, not loving it

  158. mikey swag says:
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    Yandy Díaz or Christian Walker in a dyno?

    cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  159. Game Of Throws says:
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    A) Machado / Syndegaard / Swarzak or B) Arenado / Wheeler?

    Can’t keep Arenado… but can keep Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  160. Caleb Elfenbein says:
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    Grey and everyone—

    Trade question. 15-team roto mixed league w/standard scoring (five keepers per year).

    Active Roster:

    C: Posey
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Baez
    SS: Mondesi
    3b: Franco
    MI: Tatis
    LF: Rosario
    CF: Bader
    RF: Santana
    U: K. Davis

    I’ve got D. Peralta on the bench because of an eligibility-related draft snafu.

    Staff: Bauer, McHugh, Wheeler, A. Sanchez, Matz, Skaggs, J. Hicks, Hand, Trivino (to replace Vizcaino)

    Pitching is a mess. Offense has been great so far, but I’m worried about CF. Bader has been terrible and is now in IL. It’s slim pickings on the wire.

    Got a trade offer of Haniger/Jorge Polanco for Tatis/Peralta. I’d hate to let Tatis go, but I do like Haniger. Thoughts on this deal? Trying to balance going for it this year (3rd place right now, but I know it’s early) and planning for the future. Sure would be nice to swap Peralta for some production I could get into the lineup. Tatis has a super high BABIP, which may be inflating his avg., but his BABIP isn’t out of line with his history in the minors. Is Tatis someone to hold onto for the year?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis side, don’t understand how this helps your pitching

  161. kilkennybrian says:
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    In what type of league should we be looking at add Joey wendle to stash? He’s avail in a deep 12 teamer.

    Him or Jo-Ma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  162. fausto

    fausto says:
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    M.Strahm or L.Weaver?

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      weaver has been apparently working on a “slurve”and the results look solid besides facing LA to open the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  163. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Is there really any difference in Ender and Leury at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  164. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I’m log jammed in a number of areas, looking to optimize for streamers since my SP situation is awful.

    C – Willians Astudillo
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Whit Merrifield
    3B – Baez
    SS – Corey Seager
    MI – Swanson
    CI – Jesus Aguilar
    OF – Trout, E. Rosario, Pham, Dee Gordon, Clint Frazier
    Bench – Hunter Dozier, Ian Desmond, Semien
    IL – Justin Upton and Dahl

    SP: Carrasco, Chris Archer, Luis Castillo, Yu Darvish, Jon Gray, Domingo German, Kyle Hendricks
    RP: Blake Parker, Colome, Ryan Brasier, Strop, Jeffress

    1. Any of my bats droppable to pick up Avasail Garcia? Or just hold? Feel log jammed with MI’s and my OF could use a boost ROS.
    2. I somehow autodrafted 2 set up men and had no true closers. Now I have 5 so/so ones. Are there 1 or 2 that are droppable to open up streaming slots?
    3. Any of the bats OK to drop for a streaming slot?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Frazier 2. Jeffress 3. Semien

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Dude, THANKS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. Eng says:
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    Gray! My first comment of this season and my umpteenth season following you. Still da M’f’in best.

    For ROS please rank: Skaggs, Eovaldi, JA Happ, Shoemaker

    I just traded Bryant for a terrible closer and it felt good. I’m officially out where KB is concerned and the fact his name is so similar to Kobe’s disgusts me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Eovaldi, Happ, Shoemaker — Ha, I hear ya on KB

      • Eng says:
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        Thank you!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  166. Old School Brother says:
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    Hate to humblebrag, but I started Happ last night. Then again, I am the greatest manager in baseball history… so….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, yeah!

  167. Sooooofarteeeee says:
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    The infamous catcher question.

    Beouf or Alfaro ROS?

    :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beef

  168. Snootchie Bootchie says:
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    I’m just checking to see if I’m missing something…a guy in our league dropped Mazara for H. Dozier. Mazara doesn’t have fantasy AIDS or anything does he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that I know of

  169. happyharry says:
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    12 team, h2h, 6X6. I need a Pitcher, what’s your top three from this group?
    Darvish, C. Smith, Woodruff, Pineda, Minor, C.Rodon….thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, Yu, woodruff

  170. U says:
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    Well Pineda dookied the bed. Who would you start this weekend?

    Caleb vs Wsh
    Touki @ Cle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  171. Los Putos says:
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    Zombino SP: Grandpa Joe.

    No one more famous for coming alive after being thought for dead.

    (Fuck Grandpa Joe btw)

    Coupla ?s

    What’re we doing with Chris Taylor? (Fuck Dave Roberts too) Leonys Martin and Reddick avail.

    Am also stashing Sano and Didi on IL. Bader just hit the IL. Any swap outs here or sit tight w Bader on bench.

    Sidenote: Amazon Music New Wave playlist belting out “Psycho killer”.

    Cant help but sing along, sliding in “Curt Casali” in the lyrics

    Have a great rest of the day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… WUT… amazon knows what’s up! Taylor useless, no? Grab Reddick

  172. Nightpandas says:
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    How about ZombSPino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  173. dave d says:
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    Ok, well ODB officially on IL/DL. Fark!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You jinxed that one!

  174. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Got Strasburg for j polanco and eflin. Howd i do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  175. Gotime says:
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    Keeper question. My Barnes (free agent next year) for his $1 Mejda for the next 3 years. Catchers shouldn’t be kept amiright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Catchers shouldn’t be kept

  176. Pager24 says:
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    I guess it could be a bit controversial but?

    glossary term for a resurrected ace- “JeezAce”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not bad, not sure it says what it is immediately like Zombino

  177. Jason Murray says:
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    10 team H2H keeper. Move Pete Alonso and Paddack for Bellinger? I have Hoskins at 1B and Bellinger could anchor my OF. Too much to give for Bellinger? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Clint frazier or c walker ros 10 team ops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  179. Stephen Lyon says:
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    No-va. Amiright?

    FIP *blows rasberry* – stupid new-fangled stats.

    Somewhere Murray Chass nods smugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Late boomer #neverforget

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pound sign neverforget?

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            You’ve obviously forgotten haha. My suggestion of late boomer as a glossary entry for a hitter experiencing a power surge late in his career was rejected in the most egrgious act of its kind in the entire history of Razzball.

            It doesn’t work for a pitcher, but it would be remiss of me not to take the opportunity to air this particular grievance.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, I had forgotten about that one…Hey Culligan Man!

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Almost as *egregious* as my spelling.

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Culligan Man?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hey Culligan Man!

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    Ah, not a cultural icon I was familiar with. Looks like he deals with saltiness perhaps.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It was a term JFOH recommended that was shot down and he’s been saying it for every glossary suggestion since

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    Ha!

  180. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Looking to add a third piece to trade, how would you rank these for an OBP league: C Taylor, A Gordon, J Peraza, , M Sano, B Dozier, Healey, F Galvis, Schoop

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, Schoop then a bunch of whatever

  181. JohnnyMO says:
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    I own Vogelbach and Franco. Either one worth dropping for Dozier?

    I want to pick up all the guys you say – but it’s a ten teamer. I just don’t have space for them all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

  182. Luke says:
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    Judge or Bellinger ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, flip a coin

  183. Free Victor Robles says:
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    Hunter Dozier or Kiermier? Kiermier can give you 15-20 SB with decent power if he can stay on the field.

    Also, Gausman, Rodon (peripherals looking good this year)?

    This is for a standard roto league that using QS instead of wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier — Gausman

  184. knucks says:
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    I’ve added Roman Quinn everywhere, just in case he starts again over the weekend and has a nice series in Coors. Has anyone else done the same?

    • hondo says:
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      Just picked him up because Moose is benched today and I’m a bat short.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add Kingery, but maybe on Quinn, depends on league depth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just tried to add Quinn and he was gone in all my leagues, ha

  185. Keith Labelle says:
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    Better 2-start option for next week?

    Pineda vs BAL/@HOU

    or

    Happ @LAA/@SF

    ROS? Neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, but Happ if you have to

  186. toolshed says:
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    Ok to cut peraza in a 12 team league with an mi spot. It is obp too. He was benched again yesterday. He is hitting low in the order. I wonder if he even will have a spot once gennett returns and if Senzel comes up and is ever healthy. I hate the fact I am even thinking about it but it is a dead spot on my roster. I added Jorge Polanco a while ago. Hes hitting but no sb. This move would be to activate lindor. Kingery was added. Thanks

    • toolshed says:
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      Btw, peraza on bench again today. That’s two straight games on the bench now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  187. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    In a 14 team HLD+SV league, would you hold onto Betances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vs. who?

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        Sano or Betances for one DL spot in OBP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sano

  188. The Great Knoche says:
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    Roto-Won on the radio with the Fly Index. Gotta love baseball. Can come up with a new metric at any time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        He was on XM discussing some new index that takes fly ball distance and launch angle into account. Called the fly index.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Nice!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Shockingly enough those with longer fly ball averages and better fly ball launch angles are projected to hit more Home Runs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That does track

  189. JP says:
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    Grey-Springer or Mize, Cease and Gateral?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  190. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Trade Paxton and EE for Bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      Keeper btw

  191. JC says:
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    Dahl is coming off the IL shortly.
    I need to drop either him or
    Muncy
    Travis Shaw
    Eduardo Escobar
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  192. Crazy J says:
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    LICHer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Crazy J says:
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        WITCHer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  193. Cable says:
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    H/H points………was offered his Kimbrel for my K Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Cohen says:
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        Grey, would u drop Paddock to pick up Strasburg?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  194. toolshed says:
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    Need to cut one player to activate Dahl. Who do you cut out of mikolas, woodruff, vogelbach or schoop? Obp league also k/9. Mikolas is not as valuable in this format unless he can get qs, and keep his whip and era good but he was plenty valuable last year. It’s been a rough start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is my jam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No lie, I Shazam’d this song during the show, ha

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Haha been listening all day.

        Nicoli was such a dope… I liked him too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, same, but as soon as they showed his family I knew he was done for

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Oh snap you’re right.
            Patri knew he was loyal.
            Surprisingly she blinded by the D. Ha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She didn’t want to be blinded by the D and may not be going forward but what can she do there… Nicola is dead, so no other side

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Didn’t Mike know right away tho? He made that face when she told him. I hate him. He is a weirdo.

  195. Dingo37 says:
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    OsteoporosACE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s not bad… Will add it to the list

      • Dingo37 says:
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        Gereacetrick

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not feeling it

  196. Mr Grey says:
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    Just ask offered Eaton and Flaherty for Bell and Meadows my head is saying yes but my gut is saying no because of Meadows my pitching kinda stinks and I still would have Smoak and Abreu at first and Benny, Stanton, Rosario as my main OF, what does the wish Grey say, stand pat or pull the trigger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Flaherty if you need pitching, it’s fair

      • Mr Glass says:
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        Yeah I mean my rotation is Greinkie, Price, urius(bullpen now), Castillo, lucchesi, and Merrill Kelly so it could use some help.
        The rest of my team shakes out like this
        Grandal (c)
        Abreu/Smoak/Bell (1st)
        Hampson/ Odor (2nd)
        Arenado/Senzel (3rd)
        Tim Anderson/DeJong/Tatis (ss)
        Benny/Stanton/Rosario/Meadows (of)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like you need pitching

  197. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Paddock to pick up Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  198. Hello Rockview says:
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    Winker or C. Walker ros? 12 team 6×6 total bases

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  199. muskysmell says:
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    Scott Kingery or Dansby Swanson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  200. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- I’m normally loath to trade bats for arms, but with the pitcherpocalypse I feel desparate. Is Mancini too much for Wheeler?

    Thanks

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Wheeler if you need pitching… Mancinis value won’t get any higher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take wheeler

  201. Scott says:
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    need utility guy for 14 team mixed hth cats.
    J Upton or J Bour?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      One is playing (albeit like dogsh*t) other is out til maybe July

  202. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Tatis lead off spot. Guess he boned Mrs pujols then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  203. Dane says:
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    Drop Skaggs or Heaney for Montas? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  204. MrBaseball says:
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    Marcell Ozuna for Josh Hader in keeper league which side do you want

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  205. Mike says:
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    In a 12 team saves league, which one would you drop – Givens, Romo or Ian Kennedy. Which ones do you think have a chance at more than 15 saves?

    • steve stevenson says:
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      You, Michael, have a better chance at 15 saves than any of those humps.

      • Mike says:
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        Ha! When you don’t pay for saves, humps are what you get…

  206. Steve Stevenson says:
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    NL-only keeper w/ 3 minors slots. I think I’m good enough to go for it this yr. Give $5 Senzel and $1 Toussaint for $32 E. Diaz and $1 Gorman? My “closers” are Minter and Romo.

  207. EB says:
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    Grey,

    Minter has looked bad, and as much as I’d like to think the Braves would sign Kimbrel, I just dont see it happening. Largely because of their international draft restrictions,and having to give up a 2nd round pick as well as the $ that goes with the slot. So with that being said who would you rather speculate on for saves ROS Minter or Jeffress ?

    Also in a QS league best waiver SP to add Happ, or Hill?

  208. Saleaway says:
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    In a deep 10 team OPS,QS league (14 keepers)
    Which side wins:
    Sale/ Aguilar for Freeman/ Paddack

  209. rbrewertufts says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I feel like I have one too many hitters. Should I try to trade any of these guys/drop someone? Especially with Anderson and Dozier on the waivers and Odor coming back soon(ish)? Help! :)

    C – Molina
    2B – Shaw
    3B – Turner
    SS – D. Gordon
    OF – Betts
    OF – Harper
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – Dahl
    OF – D. Santana
    OF – Pederson
    UT – Votto
    UT – Profar
    UT – Pederson
    DL – Odor

    Thanks!

  210. rbrewertufts says:
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    Sorry 1B should be added – 1B Goldshmidt

    and no I don’t think duplicate Pedersons exist!

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