“‘I need a bouncy C.  Not a bouncy castle!’  Billy Beane screams into his headset, when an intern interrupts him and his daughter, practicing her guitar, while they are both on a treadmill.  The intern tells Beane that Jesse Hahn has a blister.  The intern turns and it’s Jonah Hill.  Fat Jonah, not “He doesn’t look right skinny” Jonah.   Beane then looks at the camera to establish empathy and says, “Get me Sean Manaea.”  Only he adds three extra syllables to Manaea’s naeame.   And…scene!”  The producer smiles, “That’s a great pitch.  If only Manaea looks that good.  High-five!”  So, Manaea has been called up to start on Friday.  He’s looked downright fantastic thus far.  Upleft fantastic too.  He’s a six-five Samoan, but he doesn’t weight 475 pounds.  He could be the Rookie of the Year; his stuff is that TNT with SVU reruns.  I also think there’s more downside here than, say, Berrios.  He’s had moments where his command leaves him, and he becomes a 5+ IP, 4 ER guy.  His delivery looks to me like he could get wild very easily.  Wide range of possibility here, could be a #1 or could be a #4-5 that you only own in AL-Only leagues.  Of course, I’m taking the flyer in all leagues for the chance he comes up and wows upsides our fantasy heads.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Sonny Gray – 2 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.81.  Well, at least now his xFIP is less disproportionate to his ERA.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  This guy’s been so hot I could’ve sworn he had more homers.  No, seriously.  Ugh, even I’m not sure if I’m being sarcastic.

Justin Upton – 0-for-5 as he was moved to five hole.  Hey, an 0-for-1 for each hole!  Sounds like me in high school.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I mentioned this the first week of the season, but you have the memory of a flip phone.  Just Dong just dongs May thru September.  Now is time to buy low, not to Joe Panik.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-3 and his 2nd steal.  For what it’s Werth, Joe Church is not related to Raise the Church Roof.  Joe isn’t even Pentecostal.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I’ve now said he’s a hot schmotato for three days in a row.  I’m done; grab him or don’t.  Look at the Fantasy Master Lothario laying down the law!  Or is it lying?

Justin Verlander – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.46.  Now has three straight Quality Starts.  That deserves a selfie in the mirror with the one Upton that excites me.

Michael Fulmer – Will be called up to take Shane Greene’s rotation spot.  He was 61st on Prospector Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospect list (Berrios was 10th).  From the clips I saw of him, he looked like a bullpen guy, and he delivered a pizza to a group of sorority girls who were in the buff.  Hmm, maybe I’m combining a few different videos I watched.  He relies on his slider, but only really commands his fastball (mid-90s) and his sausage.  Damn, still combining other videos!  I could see the flyer in deeper leagues, but I didn’t grab him in my 12-team mixed league and I did grab Berrios and Manaea.

Charlie Morton – Needs hamstring surgery and is done for 2016.  Just call him Chazz Hamstringteary.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  I’m glad I own him in a very deep NL-Only league.  Not because he’s been so good, but because I have no choice to start him, and otherwise I would never start him anywhere.

Carlos Ruiz – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  That Adderall he’s taking is working wonders, it took him only 16 seconds to get around in his home run trot and he didn’t blink once.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 K and his 6th save to go with his 2.08 ERA.  He’s making a strong case for the SAGNOF Man of the Year award.  If you were with us in the preseason, you might remember Pianowski from Yahoo asked me if I was worried about my bullpen in our league (Jake McGee, K-Rod and Vizcaino).  Of course, I wasn’t, SAGNOF.  But I also picked up Gomez and Jepsen in that league and I’m in first in saves.  Not saying you don’t need to draft saves, I’m just saying the basic tenet of SAGNOF is the S ain’t got no face.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks and his month full of favorable starts granted to him by the Favorable Start Genie comes to an end for his next start, and we can finally see if Gio is all that and a bag of Sun Chips or a bag of Sun Tzu quotes that make you want to punch someone.

Andrew Cashner – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  I was thinking that if the Padres picked today how they’re going to line up their playoff rotation, it would be like someone who is losing every election choosing a running mate.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  It’s funny (not funny) that anyone pitches to Kemp.  Wait two batters and you have Brett Wallace, who looks like his face is smushed against glass.  If anyone owns Wil Myers (1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer) due to my rankings, I apologize.  I mean, he hasn’t been bad, and I wouldn’t drop him, but I really don’t want any Padres hitter.   They look like the sex offender softball team.  I.e., the guys that prisoners don’t even want to play with.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Against the Padres?  Really?  I’m beginning to think the J is silent in his first name.

Brandon Belt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, hitting .307.  A poor man’s Goldy.  Yeah, I said it.  I will call him, 14 Karat.

Matt Duffy – 3-for-4, 3 runs.  It was a counting stats dream for the entire Giants team yesterday.  They scored 13 runs, and no homers.  Bunch of dinks ‘n doinks.  Dinks ‘n Doinks also sounds like a name of a Colecovision game.

Angel PaganGiants scored the aforementioned 13 runs and Pagan went 0-for-4, 1 run.  Ticker tease!

Jose Berrios – 4 IP, 5 ER.  Nice, roofie, right off the bat.  Literally.  I don’t buy yesterday’s start at all.  He looked unhittable at times, then nerves got the best of him.  Don’t make me tell you Kershaw’s stats for his first start.  If you have Berrios, you should give him one more start, at least.

Byung Ho Park – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .241.  Can we get a ruling on whether Korean Ho’s are capped, hyphenated or lowercase?  I like to think Ho’s aren’t hyphenated, but they do tend to rely on others.  It’s not like someone can be isolated and be a Ho.  You don’t think Matt Damon in The Martian was a Ho, do you?

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 5th steal, hitting .392.  I wouldn’t defrost Ted Williams’s disembodied head just yet, but I do have to wonder why Nunez doesn’t play every day.  Definitely a hot schmotato when he’s out there.

Danny Santana – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal as he hits leadoff, hitting .360.  Dannys Antana is a hots chmotato!

Josh Tomlin – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K vs. the Twins.  Sano is good for three Ks, and this schmohawk gets one.  Since I was watching Berrios’s start, I saw most of Tomlin’s.  This was the pitcher people were asking why isn’t the Stream-o-Nator higher on?  Doode’s the epitome of mediocre.

Carlos Santana – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd steal as he hits leadoff.  Up on the next podcast, Ben Revere, Denard Span or Carlos Santana?

Jose Abreu – 1-for-5, 1 run, hitting .190.  I swear to you, he seems to be 0-for-2 before games even start.  Are we sure the scorekeepers aren’t messing with him?  Yesterday, Abreu got one whole hit.  Should change his name to Juan-Hit Abreu.  Is he swinging with a bat that has a cartoon hole in it?  Could someone check and not just slough me off?  I won’t be sloughed!

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.47.  I’d prefer Jose Quintana hit for Jose Abreu.  Or anyone.

Marco Estrada – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Member when the Jays just rehabilitated the bats of castoff 3rd basemen?  SAT Question Alert!  Jose Bautista is to Edwin Encarnacion as Marco Estrada is to I have no idea.  Ugh, I should’ve used Kaplan Prep.

Pablo Sandoval – His shoulder inflammation is fading.  Dr. James Andrews will see him on Monday.  Luckily, Andrews just expanded his office.

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers.  Kansas sang it best, “All they are are balls Dustin hit in the wind.”

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  The Braves now as a team have four homers.  Or as many that Mark Whiten can hold in one hand.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .475.  And, yup, he’s still batting eighth in front of the pitcher.  Incredible.  I swear, if I hear some schmohawk talk — schmotalk? — about how he’s hitting eighth because he’s more comfortable there, I will lose my shizz.  Oh, and if you don’t pick him up, you’re just as bad as Matheny.

Stephen Piscotty – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  Ya know, maybe Piscotty does know.

Adam Wainwright – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Patrick Corbin – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  One guy I never want to draft, and one guy I never want to see on my teams again.  Maybe Corbin can figure his shizz out, but right now he’s unownable.  I’m doing The Good Riddance Dance (not a stutterer!).

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Au Shizz!

Brandon Drury – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  You can’t say Drury without sounding drunk.  “Where’s the keys, Drury?”  “Are you asking Drury something or are you asking if the keys are in the drawer and you’re drunk?”  Oh, and Drunk Drawer is hitting over .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato!

Yu Darvish – Will begin rehab on Sunday.  50/50 chance the rehab is Gamblers Anonymous.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.20.  His walk rate and xFIP are higher numbers than his K-rate.  That makes me want to put water in my mouth so I can do a spit take.

Alex Rodriguez – 3-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  690 career blasts!  Or 17 off PEDs.  He could still get to Bonds’s off PEDs mark of 34 homers.

Neil Walker – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .300.  Five over-the-internet dollars says that Neil Walker is Becky with the good hair.

Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.76.  After the game, Harvey asked a group of Eskimos to build an igloo around his shoulder, and Terry Collins called him a drama queen.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .397 on the year.  After the first game of the year, JB asked me who I was eyeing and I mentioned Cozart was hitting leadoff and JB sarcastically said, “Yeah, one whole game.”  I never forget like a scorned Puerto Rican chick.  I am Rosie Perez.

Jon Moscot – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, but left the game with shoulder soreness.  Damn, Moscot, that’s just grape!

Chris Tillman – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Under-2 ERA at home so far, even though this game was not at home.  Relevant!  His next game is a negative on the Stream-o-Nator but it is at home and the Yankees don’t scare me a ton on the road.  Half of their lineup can’t take their tempur-pedic beds with them.

Joey Rickard – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He’s still hitting leadoff.  Well, hitting is a bit of a stretch.  He has three hits in a week.  Joey, you couldn’t even punch your way out of a kangaroo’s pouch with that!

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  As I said previously, assuming Moore’s ratios aren’t lying, he’s worth owning everywhere — 9.8 K/9, 2 BB/9, 3.14 xFIP.  Give me Moore.

Justin Nicolino – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  This Justin… *newspaper spins out*  Zoinks!  The Dodgers must not have been able to figure out if he was throwing 88 MPH fastballs or really fast knucklers.  I wouldn’t go near Nicolino unless I were trying to quit smoking.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  This guy keeps hitting tape measure shots!  In other words, he’ll come up to bat, the umpire will measure him to make sure he’s tall enough to bat, then he’ll hit a home run.

Collin McHugh – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.65 vs. Hisashi Iwakuma – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.65.  This was a matchup billed by you as, “At least I have some safe pitchers to help my staff of Taijuan, Raisel and Kenta Maeda.”  You in March, at least.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  That homer was only supposed to be released on Tidal, and now I’m suing.

Ketel Marte – 3-for-5, hitting .400 in the last week, and now batting leadoff.  Yes, grab him.  Yes, right now.

C.J. Wilson – Said he’s eyeing a mid-June return.  He then shook his head and dandruff fell in such a way that the reporters said it was like they were in a giant snow globe.

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.11.  Go to the Tropeano and hit the jackpot!  Which, in his case, is avoiding his 5.00 xFIP.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Didn’t take long for that trade I made to bite me in the ass.  Oh, wait a second, I was the one that got Hosmer.  That’s right.  Dur!

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-3, and his 3rd steal, hitting .333.  You don’t want SAGNOF?  I don’t know you.   No, seriously, why are you standing in my bathtub with the lights off, I don’t know you.

Yunel Escobar – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  The day before, he had four hits in five at-bats.  Tomorrow?!  Nothing, the Angels have off.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  This guy is out of this world!  On off days, he heads home to his planet that he’s named after.  In the UZR Galaxy.

Joe Smith – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, because Huston Street had an issue with his side.  That sounds very oblique!  Next thing you know, Street will be closed, and everyone will be detoured through Smith.  If you need saves, and who doesn’t?  Grab Smith.

Jung Ho Kang – Just about ready to rejoin the Pirates.  Great, now Polanco will be batting tenth.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He’s lost about 12 at-bats this year from poor lineup placement.  All twelve of those at-bats would’ve been homers.  My angel, Clarence, showed me!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  *sprays Aqua Net on my hair for ten minutes, sprays my dog with hair spray for ten minutes, tosses the bottle to Cougs*  Torenado — incoming!!!  Protect your coif!!!

Trevor Story – 1-for-6 and his 9th homer, hitting .241, which is down about hundred points since I told you to sell him.  Some people have actually started asking if they should drop him.  That’s a bit much, you can sell him still or hold him.  A number two hitter with the occasional homer and steal in Colorado is worth owning.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-7 and his 2nd homer.  There’s gonna be months in the summer when the ball is flying out of Coors that you think Parra is a top 20 outfielder because he will be.

Jorge de la Rosa – Headed to the DL with a groin strain.  Jorge said, “Me not so la Rosa.”

Charlie Blackmon – Played nine innings yesterday in High-A Modesto.  He’s the first Blackmon in Modesto ever.

   
    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Jay: Awesome! Was wondering when the next one of these was coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I thought we were talking He Got Game, the Spike Lee Joint, will come better prepared next time!

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Grey: Pretty sure we’d still end up talking about Canada rappers though…

  1. HOOKER says:
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    Dyson or Audible Herrera ROS?

    • Tio says:
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      @HOOKER:

      Odubel… Dyson is a SAGNOF special.

  2. RecklessDriver says:
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    Brandon Crawford or Ketel Merte?

  3. greg says:
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    Catcher q, blah, I have jt, saw you grabbed navarro…who you like better, navarro, jt, or ruiz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @greg: Navarro for next week

  4. Ketel Marte says:
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    Me or Zack Cozart for ROS in a 5×5 categories league?

  5. Stumanji says:
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    Don’t mean to rain on your SAGNOF parade, but your league must not count Net Saves, or else you would be cursing Jepsen’s name from the top (bottom?) of Chavez Ravine. He actually has negative-1 NS on the season–zero NS post-Perkins injury.

    Jeanmar tho.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Stumanji: So how does Net SVs work then? I know NSVH but how can you have a net of one stat?

      • Stumanji says:
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        @JakeTPE:
        Net Saves=Saves – Blown Saves

        In Jepsen’s case, for the season he has 2 SV and 3 BS = negative-1 NS

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Stumanji: Ah! Makes perfect sense. Cheers.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Stumanji: I like the Net Save and Net SB stats personally. Leagues like that makes you think about the SAGNOF a bit deeper… Though if the guy blows saves, eventually he’ll get pulled from the gig.

    • Tio says:
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      @Stumanji:

      He gave up game-tying HRs to Bryce Harper and Mike Napoli. The problem with net saves is that it penalizes guys who have tough situations vs. 7-8-9 hitters in a 3-run game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stumanji: I have all of those guys, not just Jepsen (Justsen?)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Stumanji: we don’t play in those stupid leagues

  6. PhilOssieB says:
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    Any chance J Upton comes close to season projections? Melvin Jr turned to dog doo doo in the batters box at age 28, maybe it’s a genetic thing.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @PhilOssieB: That was always my concern with Upton every time he starts going through a major slump. He’s streaky as hell, but might have to wait until the year is done to make that conclusion. Or maybe the Padres sent over the wrong Upton.

      • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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        @Fungazi: J UP is very frustrating to own especially in points leagues. I use to own him, for 3 years, and he was even one of my keepers a couple of seasons. Yeah, he will go off for a week or two but in points league it is not worth 6 to 8 weeks of almost nothing. At his ADP imo there are much better options available there, at least in points leagues.

        • PhilOssieB says:
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          @Can’t spell wRONg without Ron: It’s like my love/hate relationship with Heyward. Haven’t been able to quit him for 3 years now.

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          V Thanks, G.

  7. Ben says:
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    Is Keuchal worth trading in Starling Marte or Braun for in a 14 team H2H? This league has QS and k/9 instead of Ws and Ks

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Ben: Getting Marte? Yes!

      • Ben says:
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        @JakeTPE: nah, i would be getting Keuchal. I have Salzar/Verlander as my 1 and 2, but after that, it’s a bunch of hot garbage (Cashner, Bucholz etc.) and I have boat load of OFs (Harper,Braun,Blackmon,Marte,A.Jones, THANKS AUTODRAFT)

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Ben: Marte

        • TheOne says:
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          @Ben: In a heart beat i would do that trade! In H2H leagues you need consistent pitching and with Verlander at #2 you’re in for a decent amount of inconsistency. Even with Salazar there is inconsistency to worry abot from time to time. Its a 14 team league so i know pitching is thin.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Ben: Gotcha. I think Braun for Keuchel wouldn’t be horrible if you need pitching. I’d still be loathe to lose Marte.

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great work! Encore, encore!! Ok, I’ll wait until tomorrow.

    a. I also started Cozart but only for one game. Dropped after the start of the game. But he’s now been fully installed. For sure he’ll be cold diarrhea from now on.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 28)

    No-name Police Officer: ‘What’s her status?’
    Horatio: ‘She’s either dead (queue the sunglasses) or dying.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Making it up says:
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      @Ante GALIC: you’ve been much more discrete the past few days, good job keep it up there may be some light for you after all.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Making it up: Thanks, boss.

        Cheers,
        Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Am off finally for Chad this Sunday (Mayday, mayday! Boss, boss! De plane, de plane).

        a. My flight path is Zagreb – Istanbul – Kona (only on the tarmac) – N’Djamena. Total flight time 13h00.

        b. High temperature in my duty station today…106 F. There’s air conditioning but…

        c. We’re in collective accommodation in our duty station. No sharing of rooms and stuff. I hope my housemates will be okay to live with. I’ll be using Dale Carnegie a lot. Thanks.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          A. Wow! Safe flight! B. Yikes… C. Hope you have internet from there!

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Yeah there’ll be Internet in the office. I’ll be hanging out in the office until late as much as possible if there’s no Internet access in the guesthouse. Thank you for your kind words. I’m flying with Turkish Airlines Business class, first time. Business class is useful for overnight flights. I depart Zagreb 20h00 on May 1 and arrive in N’Djamena (after two stops) at 07h00 on May 2 and as it’s Monday I’ll go straight from business class to the office. Do they have showers in business class? Just kidding, but they say the toilets in business class are top caste!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s amazing, man, sounds exciting!

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @Ante GALIC: Have a safe journey my friend!

  9. Another Dan says:
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    Excellent stuff as usual.

    Many Thanks,

    Dan

  10. Chat Manly says:
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    Keep up the hilarious write ups. Lawrie or K. Marte?

    Thanks as always Grey

    • Chet Manly says:
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      Also wondering Freese or J. Turner.

      Thanks

  11. You want to make Modesto seem like a nice little town go to Keokuk Iowa Grey. They have a saying in Keokuk, “It’s not the end of the world but you can see it from here”. I got a couple O bums Grey. Can i kick Carlos Gomez to the curb or does upside steal have you stashing him. I need to clear up some roster space to stream pitching. The other bums Shoup, Michael Saunders, or Brandon Moss.

  12. Swfcdan says:
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    Gah I am dying at saves right now. I don’t think Jepsen is very good, and May is, but will they make that switch anytime soon. Is May a better saves stache than Neris? Is there a chance both run into saves soon (ouch!)?

  13. M says:
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    Who wins a Blackmon for Belt trade? Obp league

    • Quimmy says:
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      @M: if blackmon didnt have this toe issue, which I am worried could linger, I would say blackmon no doubt. Belt might be safer. Also, I dont know of there was anything to it, but before blackmon got hurt he was sitting vs lefties.

    • Grey

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      @M: That sounds raycess…. I’d take Blackmon

  14. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    True story: Brandon Drury once played the role of a rural juror in a Lifetime remake/musical adaptation of Witness….and scene.

  15. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Trade my JUp for Abreu?

  16. Pete says:
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    Morning Grey!
    Good read as always. Who has the most upside and I should keep ROS, Eaton, Piscotty or KDavis?
    Thanks.

    • Tio says:
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      @Pete:

      Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Piscotty

  17. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 tm OBP h2h limited season moves

    My staff:

    SP Archer, Kuechel, Stroman, Wacha, CMart, Iglesias, Aaron Sanchez, Corbin, Berrios

    RP McGee, Jeffress, Colome

    Hold Corbin or drop for a starter: Manaea, Hill, Eickhoff, Roark, Finnigan, Conley, Eovaldi, Karns, Tropeano…or a closer: Smith, Rodney, Doolittle

    Already dropped Severino for Berrios yesterday.

    Thank.

    Reply

  18. dk says:
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    Hellickson or Pomeranz?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @dk: Pom-pom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Pom

  19. Celery says:
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    Was offered T.Shaw for Matz. 10 team h2h. I have White at 3B. My sp is fairly strong. Take or hold? Thanks!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Celery: Hold the Matz

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Celery: You should be able to get more for Matz. Shaw has been hitting out of his mind but isn’t a lock to continue at this pace.

  20. Oppo Taco says:
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    corbin for ellsbury? bleh for bleh but I can’t handle Corbin right meow. thanks!

  21. Hyde says:
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    Is it awful I had to drop Manaea in a 9×9 keep-6 where I’m desperate for saves? Grabbed Joe Smith.

  22. Fish says:
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    If you could only choose one between Berrios or Manea, who would you pickup?
    Go.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Fish: Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Berrios

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Fish: Berrios

  23. Goldirocks says:
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    Hi Grey;
    Do you have any insight on what is wrong with Corbin lately? Should we expect a return to career norms?
    Also, could I get your thoughts on SPs Steven Wright and Rich Hill ROS? Wright did as expected yesterday against Braves; but Hill blew a hot-hitting Tigers team away the other day (and I sat him in fear). I wonder if they can keep this up against most teams; or are they streamers only?
    Thx for your hard work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goldirocks: Velocity is off, he’s striking out no one, looks injured or mechanics…. Wright’s garbage, Hill should be owned, search the site and you can get my thoughts on everyone at some point

  24. Big Mike says:
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    Yeah, that 32 preseason over-ranking of Polanco is working out for me about as well as last season’s number 20 over-ranking of Arenado. Which is to say, pretty well. All hail Grey!!

  25. Hack-E says:
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    Need to drop 2 in 12 team redraft:
    Berrios
    Nola
    Corbin
    Deshields
    Iwakuma

    Which 2?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Hack-E: Depends on needs.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Hack-E: Depends on need and league set up. You have 1 offensive player (plays offense, not meanspirited) and 4 SPs…. In a keeper you don’t get rid of Berrios. In a redraft, I I would rank your SPs Nola, Berrios……..Corbin, Ewok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hack-E: Corbin, Berrios

  26. Hack-E says:
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    Which side do you prefer?

    Freeman/Sano for Skinny Dee

    Freeman/Archer for Abreu

    Thanks!

  27. Big league choo says:
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    10 team league one util 6×6 no hr sub bbs and tbs

    Lose Pacman jones for travis shaw

    Have ci locked with votto/franco/pujols/frazier/bryant

    Bryant will become OF eligible in 2 games.

    OF is Just Dong, heyward, kemp, jones

  28. New Day says:
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    I’m dropping Corbin, pick up Nola or Rich Hill? Thank you!

    • New Day says:
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      @New Day: Let’s throw in Roark also! Thanks!

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @New Day: Nola

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @New Day: Nola

  29. A says:
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    Guys, did Anthony Rendon forget how to hit? 1 RBI on the year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A: It’s one month

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A: Though I didn’t like him in the preseason

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: The lack of counting stats is concerning. I dropped him 2 weeks ago for Chris Carter and haven’t looked back. Though I did have Kipnis as a fall back.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @William Hung: He’s hitting in front of Harper. Give it time.

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    I can have 3 of these guys, who are you taking:

    Joc
    Piscotty
    Souza
    Tomas
    Hanley
    K. Davis

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thank you, sir. I have some strange love for K.Davis and Souza, but man they’re all or nothing.

  31. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey

    Lurved the podcast this week. Really enjoyed the squatting story. Was it Tom Crewes? I know it is old news, but you should have gotten a lawyer re cease and desist etc. I think you said you were out of work though, so probably not an option.

    Time to move on from Deshits? I am eyeing either D. Santana (soon to get OF eligibility) or K. Marte as replacement. OF currently pretty bad: Trout, Upton, Pederson and Deshits. SS is Lindor.

    Drop Pineda for Manaea? Or are we looking at a lateral move? I am sick of Pineda. I don’t think I have started him since his first game. How can someone have such beautiful K’s and still get hit so hard.

    Thanks for all your work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes: It was something like that, might’ve been Tomcruisse — I’d hold DeShizz a little while longer… Yes, Manaea

      • paddytwotimes says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir.

  32. Dom says:
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    Story was the most obvious sell high candidate in the history of fantasy that I found that people wouldn’t even entertain the conversation w me… a fly ball hitter spending the summer in Coors he’s worth just riding out

    Grey I’m sorry to ask this again but all you said was “Reed’ and I wasn’t sure if you were endorsing hold or drop when I asked about AJ for my 18 teamed… I could stash Treat Turner, taillon, or Arcia instead…

    Also would you trade Gerrit Cole for Miggy Cabrera in a 10 teamer h2h that uses avg/obp/slg… Thanks man

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Dom: For me, Reed has the greatest fantasy potential. I could see keeping Arcia, but if it has to be one, Reed is the easy choice IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: Stash Reed… Yes, Miggy

  33. Itsfriday says:
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    Trade q’s

    Mazara, Iglesias, Nola for Blackmon/kuechel

    Iglesias/Jaime for kuechel

    Mazara/Iglesias for Lorenzo ?

    Thanks much

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Itsfriday: Blackmon…..quickly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Itsfriday: Blackmon….Cain…I don’t like Keuchel

  34. phennore says:
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    Looking at the waiver wire for my 18-team 5×5 league. Would you drop Tropeano for any of these guys:

    Bartolo Colon
    Nate Karns
    Tanner Roark
    Steven Wright

    Thanks,

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @phennore: Id rather have Roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phennore: Not close, Agree with F

  35. Itsfriday says:
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    Would you rather have

    Dee Gordon at 2b and Justin Upton in the OF

    Or

    Odor at 2b with billy Hamilton in the OF

    I own both Dee Gordon and bills and trying to trade one away

    Thanks

  36. Abell says:
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    Dropp Corbin or Pineda (I own both)
    And pick up
    Pomeranz
    Leake
    A Wood
    Nicasio
    R Hill
    Or two of these?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Abell: Pom and Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abell: Agree with F

  37. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Yahoo H2H 12 teamer (Standard CATs)

    Pitching staff (currently playing without a catcher):

    Archer, Smyly, Matz, Nola, Rodon, Velasquez, Moore, Hill, Berrios
    Allen, Tolleson, Madsen, Colome, Betances
    DL- TRoss, Boxberger

    Lose anyone for Manea or JSmith?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: You have no one to lose

  38. Wowm says:
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    Matt Moore or mane a?

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Wowm: Moore. You must have someone else you could drop to scoop manaea though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wowm: Agree with Quimmy

  39. Jim says:
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    Should I drop Nunez for Danny Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Yes

  40. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Sure.

  41. Bingo says:
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    Vmart or texiera

  42. F F-Her? says:
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    F-Her Gausman for Shields Smyly

    Which side?

    • Quimmy says:
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      @F F-Her?: thats a tough one. Shields Smyly for me.

  43. Pick up D. Santana OR Marte for Shortstop ?

  44. weas says:
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    Lose Schoop as my middle infidel for Cozart or Marte?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @weas: I dropped him for Marte

  45. Blake says:
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    Grey – my outfielders are killing me puig, Upon, Grichuck. And I have C carter on my bench because I have Rizzo and Votto (who as been killing me). So I do anything with both situations? I am in a 12 team pts league. I have A Eaton on bench.

    For pitching I have:

    P: J Smarddaza
    P: C Hamels
    P: W Chen
    P: J Garcia
    P: N Syndergaard
    P: R Iglesias
    P: I kennedy

    B: J Ordorizzi
    B: H Rondon

    I have 14 pickups for the rest of season. Do I pickup Berrios? I hope it was nerves last night as he didn’t look good as I watched a few innings

    H Santiago, young, pomeranz, griffin, wright are still available

  46. 740 says:
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    Grey, what it doo!?

    10team h2h 5×5 cats

    my Piscotty, Forsythe for either Moore or Quintana and maybe Cole??
    who would u take or should i hold?

    thank u sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: What it doo, what it doo? Cole

  47. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Corbin for Odorizzi or take a flyer on Manaea?

    thanks grey, great write up!
    Ryan

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Odorizzi

      • ryanoger says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Vince Velásquez or Odorizzi?

        Vinny V right?

        thanks dudes!

        • Quimmy says:
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          @ryanoger: Odo over Vinny for me

  48. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Fantastic stuff as always this year, questions…

    1. 3 bench bats, which order would you drop them in? Schoop, Michael A. Taylor, Delino

    2. Who you drop any of the aforementioned bench bats for Brandon Drury?

    3. Who would you rather ROS Ketel or Danny Santana?

    Thanks as always!

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        More importantly have you dropped Schoop in 12 team leagues?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  49. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Kang or C Seager?

    Danke

  50. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    K. Marte or Semien?

    thanks

  51. Schlitzy says:
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    Once Blackmon is back which guy do I drop, delino deshit or pillar?

  52. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, bud.
    Did you see the Khris HR? Holy smokes. Dude hit it above the Al Kaline retired number in center. People don’t hit balls there….Big things this year, G. Big things!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I know, tried to tell people in the preseason, he has 40-homer power, doesn’t matter it’s in O.co

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Well if it makes you feel better I own him everywhere!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Looked a little dicey first couple weeks. He was pulling off of everything, swinging way too hard. Once he got that first HR i think he really relaxed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, was a good buy low at the time

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly still, actually

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Agreed. Now I have to join another league just so I can buy him.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I just grabbed him off waivers in my NL-Only league, just in case he’s traded

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’m sitting everyone else on my offense and only starting him for the next week.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I dropped everyone else

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Well played my friend. You win!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I do? Aw, Phil, thanks! You win too!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Thx, bud. I could use a win this week.

  53. Uncle Larry Walker says:
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    Trumbo for T Walker????

    I’m falling behind in pitching stats due to Cole and DeGrom getting skipped, and then Degrom missing extra time. My pitchers are Cole, DeGrom, Rodon, and Jordan Zimmerman. I just picked up Manaea yesterday.

    I have plenty of bats so I won’t be SOL without Trumbo, but I don’t know if I should pull the trigger or hold tight.

    HELP!

  54. Wacha wacha says:
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    Good morning Grey

    How would you prioritize these potential waiver wire adds from 1-5 in 10 team h2h obp. It’s a weekly league so players that share jobs lose a lot of value.

    Obp and steals are my weakest cats but I really just want the best available players. ( Don’t we all!)

    Manaea, R hill, T Shaw, a Diaz, o Herrera, C Carter, k Davis, and M upton

    Thanks a bunch. Have a great day.

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Couldn’t agree more on Berrios – I was following his start on At Bat + he looked ace like most of it. Great Ks and handling of early base runners, just seemed like nerves or something got to him later. Also, they took him out because he was around 90 pitches + the bullpen really let him down. Could have easily been something like 5IP, 3er, 6Ks. Hopefully this helps me snag him despite poor waiver priority in the only league I don’t have him!

    Re Story – It feels like his overall line is settling into who he’ll be this season, I.e., a very ownable probably streaky .240/.250 coors SS who will take some walks, pop HR at a better pace than non-Manny SSs + steal a bit. K-rate schmay-rate!

    1. Speaking of Ks though, how worried are you about JUpton and Votto? Votto has started walking and chipping in hits more, but JUpton is just Horrible. And his peripherals support the terrible-ness…most ks in the league, nonexistent walks, and high babip! He’s untradeable in my league, and also of course undroppable for at least a few weeks…anything to do but prayer circle?

    2. In my OBP H2H league matchup this week, I’m stuck in an embarrassing tie for SB at 0 each and a close heat for runs. Who do you like as the best bet to get me some steals and maybe runs? Dyson (3 games left, one v lefty, 2 v fher and walker); Obudel (4 games, Roark kluber Bauer k-zar); or Melvin (3 games, stripling wood Kershaw).

  56. vrugg says:
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    Grey, in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS. My team is:

    Pos Player Eligible
    C Grandal (C)
    1B Hosmer (1B)
    2B N. Walker (2B)
    3b Franco (3B)
    SS Correa (SS)
    OF K. Bryant (OF, 3B)
    S. Marte (OF)
    Calhoun (OF)
    Fowler (OF)
    Util Morales (1B)
    BN Gattis (OF)
    Lowrie (2B, 3B, SS)
    SP: Scherzer, Snydergaard, Smyly, Ventura, Rodon, Velasquez, Nola, Darvish (DL) & Snell (NA)
    RP: Ozuna, Vizciano, Betances, and Siegrist

    Received this trade offer: Give – Franco and Nola
    Get – D. Peralta and Carrasco

    Your thoughts on the offer? Other suggestions?

      • vrugg says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

  57. Nifong says:
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    Hi Grey, I’m sitting here in 8th place in a 10 team keeper 6×6 roto league (QS, IP, SO, S, WHIP, ERA) and (HR, RBI, R, SB, OBP, SLG)

    I just lost Huston Street. I was already 9th out of 10 in Saves, and I do not want to punt saves, so that needs to be addressed.

    I get to keep Syndergaard in the 24th round in 2017 and 24th round in 2018. I get to keep Arrieta in the 11th in 2017 and the 11th in 2018. I will not be trading either one.

    Should I be worrying here? Can this team compete for a championship or do I need to make some moves? Or should I just fix my closer situation and stay patient?

    What should I do?

    C: Salty
    1B: Miggy
    2B: Neil Walker
    3B: Todd Frazier
    SS: Semien
    2B/SS: Segura
    1B/3B: Pujols
    OF: CarGo
    OF: Puig
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Peralta
    OF: Joc
    Util: Park
    Bench: Prince
    Bench: Melvin Upton
    Bench: Castellanos

    P: Arrieta, Thor, Sonny, Rodon, Gio, Berrios, Liriano, Eickhoff, Street, Madson

    DL: D’arnaud, E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nifong: Your pitching looks ridiculous…; Your hitting looks a little weak but should compete… You can trade Prince for a better SS and a low end closer

  58. Todd says:
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    Drop A-Russell for Almensltlfksady Diaz in a dynasty league?

    • Uncle Larry Walker says:
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      @Todd: No.

  59. RePete says:
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    What are the odds Polanco is batting in the top 4 in May? How many more Hurdles (pun intended) does he have to jump? I think this really is a case where every other manager in the league would be batting him leadoff right now.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Maybe Hurdle has Melancon on his fantasy team and doesn’t want his team to score too many runs so Melancon can get more save opps

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  60. Lee says:
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    5 x 5 h2h 10 teams using OPS isntead of BA. Have a lot of Starting Pitching, but only 1 offensive bench player. Any SP you recommend dropping for a bench? Numgarner, Ventura, Odorizzi, Gausman, Nola, Kennedy, Salazar, Matz, Santiago, Rodon. DL McCullers. Would pick up either Reddick, Myers or Revere (in hopes he is activated soon) for the bench spot if so. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Kennedy is first man off your team, Reddick

      • Lee says:
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        @Grey: That is who I thought too, but always appreciate your opinions to help! Side note, who would you rather have as other bench. Have Castellanos now, but can pick up Shaw instead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cast

  61. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Just traded Beef Wellington for Stroman…Perfect sell high and buy low…I don’t mind Stroman missing a start here and there with my team in this league with an innings limit, Stroman will take Corbins place who just failed his final audition for me last night…Grabbed Realmuto…Its Frankencatcher time!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: You need to be in a more competitive league

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i was surprised when i woke up this morning and saw that offer on the table, I know Stroman has been rough to start the season but to give him up for a hot catcher is crazy to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, don’t love Stroman at all, but for a catcher? Please

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yup…he wasnt on my Radar really but sometime shit falls in your lap

  62. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Drop Turner for Lamb? Or hold?

  63. Chuck McDuck says:
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    Grey!

    Please talk me off the cliff for 2 of your offseason favs! Schoop and DeShizz have been terrible. I’m close to dropping one or both of them in my 10 team H2H most categories league. Please offer me some slim hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chuck McDuck: I’m giving DeShizz one more week, Schoop can likely be moved on until he gets hot

      • Chuck McDuck says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  64. Wywyz says:
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    Drop Nick Hundley for Mesoraco or Plawecki?

  65. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,
    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Drop anyone for Manaea?

    sp-Strasburg, Samardjia, Corbin, Nicasio, Nola, Pomeranz, Shields, Hammel, Matz
    rp-Robertson, Cishek, Arodys Viscaino
    dl-Ross
    n/a-Glasnow

  66. Wywyz says:
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    Trade Chris Davis and Corey Dickerson for Jose Abreu and Blackmon?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wywyz: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wywyz: Agree with F

  67. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: DeShields
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, empty
    Bench: (Rodon, R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Ventura, Moore, Berrios)

    1) Well Berrios (-4) did outscore Corbin (-10) but he still lost me 4 points! You still think he’s a hold in my league or should I drop him for one of the following/ streamer?

    Available SP: Gausman, J. Ross, Hill, Chen, Corbin, Severino, Pineda, Fiers, McCullers, McHugh, Nicasio, Ray, Cashner, Leake, Eovaldi…

    2) Also I know you’re giving DeShields one more week but I’m not sure I can’t take the lack of production at my UTIL anymore! I think I can drop him and not have to worry about him getting scooped up so who should I pickup instead? The guys are listed by most points:

    Available Bats: Piscotty, Carter, Herrera, Yelich, Lamb, Pagan, Hazelbaker, Markakis, Span, Moss, Desmond, Parra, Grichuk, LeMahieu, Melky, Souza, M. Upton, D. Santana …. Calhoun, Castellanos, Eaton, Semien, Crawford… K. Davis, Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1) Hill 2) Piscotty

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Awesome I had already picked up Piscotty before you replied so I’m glad you agreed!

        1) I’m about to grab Hill but I noticed his next start is Sunday which is cool but I already have 5 other pitchers scheduled to start that day but only 4 SP slots:

        Scherzer @STL (25.8)
        Salazar @PHI (24.0)
        Walker vs. KC (13.4)
        Hill vs. HOU (11.3)
        Odorizzi vs. TOR (10.0)
        Iglesias @ PIT (-2.9)

        Obviously I’ll be starting Scherzer and Salazar but which other 2 guys should I start?

        2) Also I’ve been watching Gausman closely hoping no one picks him up because he’s RP eligible and I have an empty RP slot. Is it a good idea to pickup Gausman first and start him vs. CHA (11.9) on Saturday and then drop him for Hill after the games start? He’d be my 11th starter of the week so I’ll be able to go over the stupid start limit on Sunday. Or of course if he pitches really well I might be tempted to hold onto him over Hill or maybe someone else? Or is Gausman not proven to be safe just yet? I just need all the points I can get and can’t afford any blowups since my opponent is up by 15 and he has Price and Kershaw also starting on Sunday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t start Raisel 2) Not safe yet

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Okay I’ll hold off on Gausman for now and see how he does Saturday.

            And with Raisel benched then I have to bench ONE more of these guys so which one will it be? I think it’s between Hill and Odorizzi …

            Walker vs. KC (13.4)
            Hill vs. HOU (11.3)
            Odorizzi vs. TOR (10.0)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Odor

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Word, can’t say thanks enough! Have a great day!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No worries

  68. nick the dick says:
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    Bunch of Doinks and Dinks. Break out the wood, Jim Duggan and give me some Bam Bams, Bigelow!

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @nick the dick: Man, great Nicks think alike. Scary. I posted a link above.

      I’m going to call you Tyler Durden from now on.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: HA you’re that cut in my mouth that I can’t stop tonguing

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @nick the dick: I think that sentence just made it move. Is that weird?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Not if you were eating some mango from Joe’s Produce. It’s a taste explosion!

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @nick the dick: Feel like I got a B-12 shot.

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @nick the dick: And you were right…Noisey was excellent. Huang’s World looks good.

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Nice, yeah it is. I def wanna watch Huang’s world

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @nick the dick: I learned from Noisey that Fat Nick gives us a bad name. I’m half tempted to listen to a song, but it might ruin music for me forever.

  69. Warren says:
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    H2H weekly lock, shallow league with tiny benches, so there are always good streamers/options on waivers for pitching.

    This is my current staff:

    Arrieta
    Syndergaard
    Matz
    Iglesias
    T. Walker
    Gausman
    Rodon
    Nola
    M. Moore

    Here are the guys on waivers for Sunday night FAAB wars:

    Samardjiza (someone was pissed after getting lit up by the Padres)
    Hammell (somehow he’s still on the wire…)
    Colon (has a sweeeet two start week vs Atl and SD)
    Tillman (also a two start week vs NYY and Oak at home)
    Rich Hill
    Iwakuma
    Odorizzi
    Manaea – upside play!

    Here’s my current plan:

    1. I like Samardizja and Hammell more than Iglesias ROS so try to add one of those guys in his place

    2. Drop Gausman and Nola for the nice streamers (Colon and Tillman)

    3. Is there any other moves you’d recommend? Matt Moore looks sweet but the AL east is tough. I know you and JB love Rodon, but I am still nervous about him. He starts at Boston so might get shelled and be easier to scoop back up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: 1. You’re telling me who you like? I don’t understand the question if there is one 2. Sure 3. Hill should be owned

  70. Clint says:
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    Panik or Lawrie ROS at 2B 14 team h2h pts dynasty league?

  71. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12-team 6×6 H2H

    Battle of the ice-cold bats! Who would you rather drop at this point – Tyler White or DeShields? Don’t have anyone particular in mind to add, but I plan on using the spot to stream hot bats and/or SPs. Btw, I should mention that I’m kind of hurting for power in this league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I dropped White everywhere I owned him

  72. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey. My lip’s bleeding, Grey! What do you know! My lip’s bleeding!

    (OK so we’re a few months early but there’s no wrong time for Jimmy Stewart.)

    Are you intrigued by Steven Wright at all? Boston.com just ranked him #3 in their Red Sox power rankings. Is he a hold or just streamer material? Thanks, sir. Have a good day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: HA…No, Wright’s not good

  73. Garbage Day says:
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    If “roofie” is the noun for a rookie pitcher who kills you in his first start, I propose that “Dingleberrios” should be the adjective to describe said hurler.

  74. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for ROS – Dannys Antana, Domingos Antana, Semien.

    Also, time to panic and trade/bench Justin Upton or Jose Abreu? Not sure what I could get for them, but getting very frustrating to own.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-On-One: Exactly, you’d be selling them at 10 cents on the dollar. Ride it out. They’re not going to have a full season of 10/60/.190

  75. Wywyz says:
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    Jeanmar for berrios?

  76. PHIL says:
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    Which one is least likely to be a closer soon? DYSON OR NERIS ? One needs to be dropped.

  77. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey!

    Question on prospect Andrew Benintendi, he’s currently in High A Salem Red Sox & he’s doing well there, is it likely he gets promoted to AA Portland Seadogs soon or let’s say by Memorial Day?

    I’m a season ticket holder for the Lowell spinners & was lucky enough to see him last season in Lowell.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Green monstah: Memorial day is possible more likely mid-June. He and Moncada will be brought up around the same time. The later’s steal # are bananas.

      Saw Beni last year at LeLacheur too, didn’t even get car jacked!

  78. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I more or less read your posts for trade comments now. Ha!

    Let it be known I gained 9 points the first day following the trade. Cust kayin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I gave you 9 points, you’re welcome, I will now take them away

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Hey I helped you pass Tehol and I don’t even get a thank you. Your team will crumble like Kim Catrall’s career after SITC.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You wanna throw around Cattrall references, get your acronyms right, it’s SATC… You’re Steve with one ball!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: I’m more like the porn star with the dong mold or the hasidic jew that makes Charlotte scream in pleasure between making paintings of Abraham.

            Literally thought it was Sex In The City until just now. Now that I think about it I’ve seen that too!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA… You’re Carrie and I’m Mr. Big, only we don’t get together this season!

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Don’t you pass JB’s affemininity onto me!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Shizz spreads like ICBINB!

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Damn you have an acronym for everything. Then again ICBINB is a mouthful, a delicious creamy mouthful but still a mouthful….that sounded so wrong

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      ICBINB CAN’T BE BEAT, those aren’t all acronyms

  79. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    I feel like I’m pretty screwed in my 12-team H2H league.

    My rotation is Kershaw……..Tyson Ross, Severino, Pineda, Corbin……K.Hendricks, Aaron Sanchez.

    Thing is, even though it’s a 12-team league, SP is valued very highly and the managers are competitive. The best SP (ranked by Yahoo based on performance on the season) are Erasmo, Nicolino, Hellickson, Estrada, Phil Hughes. The best SP by ADP are McHugh, Miller, Leake, Cashner.

    Point is, I know you’re saying to drop Sev, Pineda and Corbin, and I read the same advice elsewhere, but is it REALLY that prudent for me to do that given what’s in my pool? Do any of the free agents above scream “pick me up!” over the guys I have? I feel like my aforementioned trio simply has more upside to do better. They’ve certainly lost their auto-start tag and I’m forced to treat them like streamers, but dropping them can’t be viable in my league, right?

    • Cram It says:
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      @The JoGarza: H2H is different. More weight is on pitching. Dropping, say, Severino for a streaming spot is viable though. Depending on matchups, I’d much rather start Leake against the Phillies than Sev vs Toronto but there’s no point in holding either ROS.

  80. Mickey Maloney says:
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    A.) I snagged Manaea as a stash several hours before his call up was made official. Yay, me. Luck o the Irish!

    B.) On another note, I’m torn about whether or not to continue stashing Trea Turner or drop him for Ketel Marte. Any thoughts? Trevor Story is my current SS in a 12 team OBP & SLG league. No MI, but two Utilities.

    Thanks in advance for your wisdom!

  81. Wywyz says:
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    Jenson for schoop?

  82. Brian says:
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    16 team 6×6 dynasty H2H with OPS and K/BB plus QS instead of W. 17 man minors roster. Trying to come up with a package for taijuan walker. Would Teheran and one of alex reyes/margot/phillips/mateo be a solid opening offer to a team with a depleted minors roster? Any of those prospects you wouldn’t deal? My other SPs are price, Salazar, Fernandez, sonny gray, liriano, Jamie Garcia, gausman, clay, karns, Teheran.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Not sure why the other guy would do it, but try it

  83. Sir says:
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    Who do you prefer between a Michael Fulmer and an Aaron Blair?

    Do you happen like either of them more than a Luis Severino at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sir: Blair, nah, Severino over them

  84. runner says:
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    Corbin or Gausman in H2h?

  85. New Day says:
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    Can you rank these DLers?

    DeSclafani
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    McCullers

    Thanks!

  86. a bag of sand says:
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    Drop Corbin for:
    W Chen
    A Sanchez
    Manaea

    10tm h2h pts

    Thx

  87. dem ribbies says:
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    Abreu or Starling Marte

  88. CMUTimmah says:
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    Victor Martinez was an easy selection for me in every draft this year. I was HOPING that he would get some 1B time with that early interleague slate, however, I made sure I saved a Util spot for his bat on each team. That’s worked out swimmingly considering how late I got him.

    I like Manaea more than Berrios for some reason… and that reason is every time I’ve seen Berrios pitch, he’s gotten slapped around. Maybe it was my fault for taking the time out to watch minor league baseball. Maybe he knows about the propensity for my fantasy players to get injured, so he was trying to stay off my roster by looking bad when I was looking. Either way… Manaea is on my team and Berrios is still just the college breakfast of champions to me.

    Fulmer… I’m a Tiger’s fan and even I’m not drinking the kool-aid on him being a starter. Many people said that about Scherzer at this stage of his career also, but Scherzer had much more elite stuff than Fulmer, IMO. Hopes are down, so maybe he’ll get them up like some kind of hope Cialis? (which would make sense for Fulmer to be a pitcher then, because as the commercial says Cialis is not for daily use…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Ha, yeah, agree on Fulmer…We’ll see on Manaea or Berrios, likely a tossup at this point

  89. Brian says:
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    16 team 6×6 dynasty H2H with OPS and K/BB plus QS instead of W. Roster is C-wilson ramos, 1b-ortiz, 2b-kipnis, 3b-bryant, ss-correa, OF-stanton, marte, Brantley, util – beltre, cruz, bn – Blackmon, Dickerson, Harrison, hosmer. SPs are price, Salazar, Fernandez, sonny gray, liriano, Jamie Garcia, gausman, clay, karns, Teheran. Considering adding more SP depth because Teheran/karns/clay are back of rotation filler, liriano is struggling with command, and never know how BAL will screw with gausman. Offered Dickerson for kennedy but didn’t feel comfortable with that since not sure how big upgrade kennedy is over the aforementioned BOR filler. My minors C is susac. What about Dickerson for kennedy and willson Contreras? Does that make up for the difference between Dickerson and kennedy or am I perceiving a gap in their performance that isn’t there this year with Dickerson in TB and kennedy in front of a better defense?

    • Brian says:
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      @Brian: @Brian: also with Ortiz retiring after this year should I be more worried about my offensive depth for next year than my pitching depth? Have margot and phillips close to majors on my minors roster plus mateo coming up behind them. For SPs i have reyes and john lamb on my minors roster who could either supplement (lamb) or upgrade (reyes) my pitching shortly.

      thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: I’d take Dickerson, worry about next year, next year

  90. CMUTimmah says:
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    Edit button!

    (which would make sense for Fulmer to be a STARTING* pitcher then, because as the commercial says Cialis is not for daily use…)

  91. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just got offered price, cargo of COL, and Kipnis for Scherzer marte and Panik? Thoughts?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        That’s what I thought

  92. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft (HOLDS are counted)

    c- Salty
    1- Rizzo
    2- Skinny Dee
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- Neil Walker, Mazara
    Bench- Deshizznit

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Y. Ventura, Matt Moore
    RP- K-Rod, Madson, Siegrist, Dyson, Arold-Rage
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    Decisions…decisions…
    1. Should I lose Siegrist (even though it’s a holds league) for Jeanmar Gomez?
    2. Should I drop DeShizz for Khris Davis, Pedroia, Moose, Parra, Pagan, Odubel, VMart, or wait a week?
    3. Who should I lose for Vinny V roster space is tight?

    thanks so much man!
    ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Throw Ketel into the mix with question 2, thanks again man!

      best,
      Ryan

    • Cram It says:
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      @ryanoger:
      1. Are holds and Saves the same? How do you normally fair in those categories? Can you make it more ground in saves or holds? It’s a weekly strategy thing…
      2. Sure, you don’t need Delino’s speed. It’s a bench bat, take the hot one…or Moose.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Cram It:

        Holds and saves are counted the same…I’m low right now in saves cause K-Rod’s slow start and Arold-rage has been out so…saves should pick up in a week or two. But Gomez has been solid thus far…thoughts?

        Thanks cram/grey!

        • Cram It says:
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          @ryanoger: Then take Gomez. You can always get a holds guy at any point. But you can’t pick up a closer at any time, amirite?

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        c- Salty
        1- Rizzo
        2- Skinny Dee
        SS- Corey Seager
        3- Machado
        OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
        Util- Neil Walker, Mazara
        Bench- Deshizznit

        DeShizznit for which bat based on team above? Moose, Khris Davis, Ketel, Pedroia, Josh Harrison, Parra, VMart?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moose

  93. chris says:
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    in my RCL just traded segura and rendon for corey seager. am i regretting this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: More of a gamble for the other guy

  94. Scott says:
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    Which one of these SPs should I drop for my batty call today?
    Shark
    Hammel
    Roark
    Iglesias
    Joe Ross

  95. james d says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5

    Drop Semien for Ketel Marte or Danny Santana?

  96. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: h2h 12 man pick 2
    SP Finnegan ?
    SP Tropeano ?
    Sp Manae ?

  97. jj says:
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    Blackmon or J Upton ROS?

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jj: Upton

  98. Scott says:
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    Last Nights batty call: Mark Reynolds 2 runs 1 HR 2 RBI .500 AVG

    Thanks for the memories!

  99. Ruben says:
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    10 team standard roto … hold giles on the bench and hope he gets the closer gig back or drop him for smith?

  100. Scott says:
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    Still, it was the Cards and the Astros, so not too worried about Corbin and Iwakuma. They’re just matchup dependent.

  101. quimmy says:
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    Avg/OBP/SLG league:

    His JUP and Kyle Hendricks for my Frazier and Nicasio?

  102. Mike says:
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    Would you offer any of the following for Berrios?

    Odorizzi, Samardijza, Rodon, VVelazquez?

  103. Scott says:
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    Scooters on the DL. Stash?

  104. Gregarious says:
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    What’s good my dudes? Everyone here seems about a million times more knowledgeable than me, so open to advice from any/all of you! First year playing (12 team, 6×6 OBP+SLG)…definitely need more power (HRs, RBIs)…any suggestions for moves/trades that make sense? Appreciate it

    C: Vogt
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Pedroia
    3B: Lawrie
    SS: Cozart
    2B/SS: Daniel Murphy
    1B/3B: Yunel Escobar
    OF: Trout
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Piscotty
    Util: Gardner
    Bench: Russ Martin, Ketel, Souza

    Pitchers: Sale, Harvey, Cueto, Smyly, Moore, Kimbrel, Rondon, Allen

    DL: Tyson Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregarious: Don’t carry 2 catchers, Trade Harvey for a better 1B or 3B

  105. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! 2 questions: thanks!

    1) Pick 1 SP for next week: Porcello vs NYY, R Hill vs Hou or Corbin at Miami ?

    2) Pick 1 SP for ROS: Porcello, Hill or Corbin ?

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: ah ok…thx U Sir

  106. Wilson says:
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    With Walker’s good performance, where do you think him ranked (starters) in the end of year? Thanks.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks.
        How about Ventura? Where does him ranked in starters in the end of year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          35-ish

  107. Ass-To-Trout says:
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    Who should I drop for Matt Moore, if anyone?

    Berrios
    Jepsen
    Iwakuma

  108. Wywyz says:
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    Drop Corbin for aj griffin?

  109. malamoney says:
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    Need a second opinion. Who wins? Greinke and Upton for Harper

    • nick the dick says:
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      @malamoney: not sure if I should have Hamburger Helper or filet mignon tonight. Opinions?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @nick the dick: Holy mole-y face Kate isn’t very attractive

        • Scott says:
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          @nick the dick: Sorry, I never got up that far.

      • malamoney says:
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        @nick the dick: I put filet in my hamburger helper…

        • nick the dick says:
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          @malamoney: Mmmm NY Strip Stroganoff

  110. joe says:
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    dickerson or khris davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Davis

  111. a bag of sand says:
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    drop odorizz for r hill?

  112. Salazar Slytherins says:
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    I own Travis Shaw and was offered Josh Harrison for him. Should I accept? If not what level of player should I ask for with Harrison?

  113. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks again for your excellent write-ups!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…
    this is my team:
    C W. Castillo
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Machado
    SS Semien (I could drop for K. Marte)
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF S. Marte
    Util G. Polanco

    SP Maeda
    SP Tanaka
    SP Rodon
    SP Iglesias
    SP T. Walker
    RP Colome
    RP Tolleson
    RP J. Smith

    Bench
    OF/3B Y. Tomas
    SP J. Garcia
    SP M. Latos
    SP Conley
    SP Daniel Norris
    DL spots
    SP Cobb
    SP E. Rodriguez
    SP Tyson Ross

    I think I need to upgrade my SP and another team wants either Springer or Marte… His SPs available are : Danny Salazar, D. Smyly, J. Zimmerman, Carrasco, Ventura, McCullers…

    Who should I target for either one of my OF?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Don’t trade a top 20 bat for an SP

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Roger that… thanks!

  114. Big league choo says:
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    10 team league 6×6 no hrs sub BB and tbs

    Need 2b with gennett on dl

    Schoop, baez, lowrie, kendrick, kike

  115. Chris says:
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    Miggy for Kendrys Morales & Harvey?

    OBP league.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Chris: What’s your pitching staff like? Also, do you already have a ton of power/RBIs from other players?

      • Chris says:
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        @William Hung:

        C Hundley
        1B Miggy
        2B Schoop
        3B Franco
        SS Machado
        OF Marte
        OF Polanco
        OF J.D. Martinez
        Util Parra/Trumbo/Corey Seager

        Pitchers: Salazar, Smyly, Carrasco, Iglesias, Velasquez, Severino, Snell, DeSclafani, Gausman

        Somehow I’m 2nd place in ERA, WHIP and K but not naive enough to believe it’ll last.

        12 team Yahoo 5×5 with OBP

  116. Steve says:
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    Suarez or Russell? H2H?

  117. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    12 team H2H, $300 FAAB Budget, $218 remaining.

    Berrios went for $75 yesterday (next highest bids were 2 at $37 and $28), Snell went for $24 (next highest was $11) and Mazara for $50 (next highest was $20). These rookie call-up bids are all over the place in this league…

    How much of my remaining $218 should I use for Manaea?
    Who do you drop, McHugh or Nicasio?

    Or, just hold and save the FAAB for another day?

    Thanks!

      • Cutch's Dreads says:
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        @Grey: Got him for $41. Only one other bid was made and that was for $22. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  118. PK says:
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    Park’s blurb = smile on my face

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Your avatar = smile on my face

  119. Scott says:
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    Drop Semien for Danny?
    Drop Semien for Cozart?

  120. Piranhaman says:
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    I already dropped Shelby for Berrios, and i don’t regret even though Berrios had awful debut. Still, I have got one more headache named WAINO. should I drop him for Rich Hill? who will be better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, some guys you just gotta move off of, Shelby is one of them…Go Hill

  121. Salazar Slytherins says:
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    I own Travis Shaw and was offered Josh Harrison for him. Should I accept? If not what level of player should I try to get with Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t you ask this already? (You did)

  122. Hugman says:
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    Confession booth: I committed razzphemy. I dropped DeShields for Dyson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOO

    • Scott says:
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      @Hugman: Is that lightning I hear…

  123. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How’s my ranking of the following SPs? Hill > Odorizzi > VV > Berrios > Manaea

    Does Odorrizi’s value go down in QS leagues? (seems like no Rays go past 6 IP, and he’s been going even less, with only 1 QS in 5 starts).

    With Street hitting the DL for oblique strain, how much FAAB would you bid on Joe Smith out of $100? $7-$9?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking works for me…$11

  124. Man Of Steel says:
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    What are your thoughts on Odorizzi so far? Has he developed a third pitch? Do you rank him in your top 40 SP’s?

  125. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Need one more OF. Received an offer for Franco, receiving Hewyard. This is a keeper league

    Fair?

    Should I counter with Mous for Hewyard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. ryanoger says:
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    I own Mazawa and Deshizz if I can swing these trades yes to both correct? 1st one is a no brainer I would guess…

    Mazawa and DeShizz for Polanco?

    Mazawa for Upton?

    thanks!
    ryan

    • Tio says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Assuming it is non-keeper I like the trades.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Tio:

        yup redraft…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re both no brainers

    • Cram It says:
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      @ryanoger: Hypothetical trade offers?

  127. Tio says:
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    Grey – What ever happened to Prospect Mike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Had real life issues

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: not like Guru though.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tio: Hes a Phillies fan

  128. Boomer19 says:
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    My pitching staff that I was so happy with out of the draft has put up some big numbers in everything but wins and K’s. And now I have Nicasio locked into my lineup in Coors tonight. I better go golfing tonight so I don’t have to be talked down from a ledge. And I am kicking myself for trading Casilla for DeShields so far too. Do something I’m giving up on you…

    • Tio says:
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      @Boomer19:

      Nicasio at Coors is like taking a gasoline shower on the 4th of July.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • Tigres says:
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      Game at Coors is postponed bc of weather! Behold, the power of Razzball!

  129. mike says:
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    Kong for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  130. DancinHomer says:
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    Baez was just dropped in my Redraft 12-team 6×6 (OPS & QS + standard 5×5) H2H league.

    Current roster:
    c: lucroy
    1b: Goldy
    2b: N. Walker
    ss: Seager
    3b: Frazier
    if: M. Franco
    of: Marte, Polanco, Grichuk
    utl: Pujols
    bn: Deshields, Schoop, Ellsbury

    SP: Sale, Salazar, T. Walker, Matz, Rodon, Velasquez, Moore, Berrios, Giolito, Snell
    RP: Ramos, J. Gomez, Jepson

    Do I drop anyone here for Baez?

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  131. Don Majikowski says:
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    12 team – My team is struggling mightily and I cant figure it out, I think its a great team (going to be getting some help with Aroldis & Revere back shortly). Any suggestions, or will this team be ok??

    C Weiters
    1 AGon
    2 Castro
    SS Correa
    3 Longoria
    CI Carter
    MI Andrus
    OF Kris Bryant
    OF Upton
    OF Braun
    OF Mallex (will be Revere)
    Util Gattis
    Util Wong

    SP
    Cole
    Maeda
    Joe Ross
    Moore
    Iwakuma
    Santiago
    A Sanchez
    Berrios
    Darvish (DL)

    RP
    Aroldis
    Rosenthal
    Casilla
    Street

    Thoughts???

    • Tio says:
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      @Don Majikowski:

      Only concerns I have is the Mallex, Gattis, Wong section. I’d use those slots to shuffle hot schmotatoes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton struggling isn’t helping you, but your hitting and pitching aren’t great… Trade Cole for a better hitter or two… Trade Aroldis as soon as he returns for a better hitter… Then grab SPs or RPs off waivers

      • Don Majikowski says:
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        @Grey: Castro or Wong ROS for this team…do I need Wongs steals?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Castro

          • Don Majikowski says:
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            @Grey: What kind of hitter would you target for Cole??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A top 20 bat, buy Abreu low?

  132. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Drop severino for jeanmar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  133. Long Bawls says:
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    Not wholly displeased that the fourth place guy just offered me Chris Davis for Maeda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  134. Scott says:
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    You holding Mark Lowe for a possible save this week or moving on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on

    • Tio says:
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      @Scott:

      Frankie and his 7.71 ERA is back. You can cut bait. Wilson probably ahead of lowe for saves anyhow.

  135. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Myers or Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  136. Alex says:
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    Rendon or Duffy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  137. peacecoast says:
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    who sings the podcast promo? who wrote it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maroon 5

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: c’mon!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What?

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: you were being serious? how did you get them?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I wasn’t being serious

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: fux sake

  138. ERad says:
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    Sometimes I feel like Chris Hansen is going to show up at my door with the way I covet barely legal talent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  139. SF says:
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    Drop Corbin or Pomeranz to stash Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  140. Owen Simring says:
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    Was offered Chris Davis+Eaton+Cueto+Jeanmar for J.D+Puig. It’s a 12 team Yahoo Roto so pretty shallow. Take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

  141. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft:

    Please rank DL stashes: Homer Bailey, Zack Wheeler, Alex Cobb.

    Are they all of value?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homer sucks

      Cobb, Wheeler

  142. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Give: J Segura, Manaea, Perkins (DL)

    Get: Ketel Marte, Andrew Miller

    Fair…?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, sure

  143. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Grey FML,

    15 Team problems yall,
    1. ROS MI, need 2 all things equal:
    Schoop, Hardy, Dannys, Gyorko, Alexei Ramirez

    2. Hazelbaker play enough to add?

    May your Thursday be filled with fantasy dominance and your hair remain coiffed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys, Schoop 2. Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, and thanks!

  144. OaktownSteve says:
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    Apparently Altuve is the strongest person in Houston. His work outs are legend. If there weren’t already a Bulgarian weightlifter from the 70s(?) nicknamed Pocket Hercules, well it’s just too bad.

    I see myself hiding in the Sonny Gray blurb, Albreezy. The Duffy one too. Boo!

    Any radio fans or fans of the Orioles agree that Joe Angel has one hell of a home run call. He crushed the Rickard call yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I wanna see him deadlift a Mini

  145. OaktownSteve says:
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    I have a terrible feeling that Clay Buchhy gets torched by the Bravos today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly, knowing that schmohawk

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I have always had strong pitching. Been my strength in FBB forever. Always had to work harder to fix the offense. But I have been dreadful in several leagues this year. None worse than the RCL. ERA over 5. 5! I streamed that Volquez start against the Angels the other day. And it’s just been a string of one after another of those. Every time I look at that team somebody gives up 6 runs or more.

        Anyhoo, the only pitcher I have going in any league today is Buchhy. Hence my fear.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m right there with you, always been good, dead last in ERA in RCL… I have Roark going, goodbye Mr. Roark!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            The one team that has been really pretty good on the mound is my Scout team. That team gets McCullers back pretty soon too. Rich Hill!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Scout team has been awful too, but more my offense

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I have Buch going in 3 leagues. I have the opp feeling. I have never seen a team as bad as the Braves. They might give the 62 Mets a run at the loss record.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oak, did you have anything to add on Manaea?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I would add what I said yesterday…the A’s as an organization have been consistent in committing to guys once they bring them up. They don’t give anybody the Snell treatment. If Manaea performs reasonably well, he’s going to be there the rest of the year. They also tend not to be overly cautious with pitch count/innings. There will be some limits (they haven’t said what) but not as restrictive as other organizations have been. Most agree that the stage won’t be too big for him. Kind of part badass, part goofus.

        Good spot to succeed back at the County Coliseum after a long roader and the free swinging Astros. I’m looking to bust 250 FaaB of 1000 in the NFBC league where I really need arms.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, makes sense! Thanks!

  146. vrugg says:
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    Give Morales and Velasquez to get C.Davis. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: @vrugg: No brainer – always go with the side getting the best player

  147. Los Putos says:
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    Morning

    Ells/Mcgee for D Peralta? (just added smith to Davis, Jansen and Osuna)

    Would grab K Davis w extra spot

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Make a diff if i have Deshizz?

        thanks

  148. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey! The Nats touched up Nola in Philly 12 days ago, are you running him out there @ Washington today? (12-team 5×5 mixer, 1450 ip limit)

  149. Eng says:
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    Silent J in Jeff was a good un.

    Grey, are you sitting or starting Wacha @Arizona

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Start

  150. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Starting Roark today and Dusty rolls out the shadow squad. Ugh. At least Brarper is starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  151. cf says:
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    drop delino and pick up ketel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  152. The G says:
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    Yo G!

    His JoFer for my Matz/Conforto? Or would you counter with Matz/Upton or Rodon/Upton? Really like Conforto to produce top 15 OF numbers this year…

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it w/ Conforto/Rodon

  153. Warren says:
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    Sorry for the convoluted question earlier…hadn’t had my coffee yet!

    First, thanks again for all your work. Team is doing great so far.

    Given the good pitchers on waivers I want to try a 2/3 for 1 for a struggling “ace.”

    One guy owns Scherzer, Keuchel and Greinke. What’s a decent offer for one of them?

    I can send any of Matz, Iglesias, T. Walker, Gausman, Rodon, Nola, M. Moore + L. Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Moore for Scherzer?

  154. Crock says:
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    Drop Saunders for khris davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  155. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    I’m trying to make a deal to get Miggy Cutch Walker and either Strasburg or Felix and don’t know who to offer to get it done.

    This is my team
    Posey
    Votto, Papi
    Altuve,Panik
    Donaldson,Machado,moose
    Correa
    Cain, Trout, Rasmus, Marte,Conforto
    Max,bum,Harvey,deGrom Cueto, Wacha, Velasquez,Hil, Manaea, ,Snell
    Davis,Madson,Cishek Tolleson,Siegrist, Boxberger, holland,Carson Smith

    Who should I offer to get it done

  156. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Part two his team
    Cervelli
    Goldschmidt Miggy Abreu Han ram
    Cano moncada
    Bryant Sano
    Russell c. Seager.
    Cutch Braun Harper springer b. Hamilton
    Arrieta Strasburg Grienke Thor Felix Darvish Kershaw Urias Matz t. Walker
    Chapman Jansen Kimbrel Rondon

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Is this another trade you ask about for a week then chicken shout of it at the end because the other guy just won’t give up his players for your crap?

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Shout was auto corrected*

      • Cram It says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: He is undeterred! He’s the new Ryan. But maybe I’m the only one obsessed with Ryan.

      • Tigres says:
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        I love Chicken Shout. Can that be a new glossary term?? “I was gonna start Anibal in Coors but then I totally chicken shouted.”

  157. Pitcher says:
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    Someone asked this above and it may have been skipped, but what do you think about starting Nola today at Washington after the 7 runs he gave up last time he faced them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • Pitcher says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks.

  158. Need SP Help says:
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    Debating dropping Mchugh for any of the following. Thoughts?
    Holland Tillman Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Need SP Help:

      Assuming that’s Alex Wood, I might take a look that direction.

  159. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H redraft, 17 moves left, have Russell at 2B. Use a move to drop Leake for A. Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  160. OaktownSteve says:
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    The “drop delino” questions are depressing.

    • Regan says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Ya seriously, your all gonna make Grey :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sad eggplant emojis

  161. Bye Felica says:
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    Roofied las night indeed.

    Had Waino & Barry-O’s

    Aye Currumba

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy

  162. OaktownSteve says:
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    And speaking of depressing. JUpton…35 Ks/3 BBs. It’s like a 280 K pace.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @OaktownSteve: hopefully miggy isnt giving him hitting lessons

    • Todd25 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Indeed. just saw his AB, still looks like he’s flailing some. K’d on a garbage pitch low and outside. Hopefully the move to 5th takes some pressure off him to get his head right like it has in the past.

    • Regan says:
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      @OaktownSteve: What a turd. Switching is leagues is no joke. Takes awhile to learn the pitchers and when they all have the book on you it gives the advantage to the pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: JUp oppo hit rbi! sacrifice another goat to the baseball gods!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  163. Q says:
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    12 Tm H2H league. 6×6–OBP & SLG instead of AVG, QS instead of wins and K/bb is the extra category.

    Side A: Pujols, J Upton, Gausman

    Side B: Abreu, Hamels, O Arcia (the OF not the minor league SS)

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, yeah, A

  164. Bye Felica says:
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    Side A for me

  165. Hack-E says:
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    Gardner on waivers.. Drop Deshizz for Gardner?

    • Hack-E says:
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      Also could pick up Khris Davos or Pillar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  166. OaktownSteve says:
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    Surprising factoid. Red Sox lead the majors in steals with 20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is surprising

  167. Jvillan says:
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    12 team redraft h2h standard 5×5
    1B-rizzo
    2B- Castro
    3B-moistass
    SS-bogaerts
    MI-odor
    CI-shaw
    OF-jd mart, g polanco, j Bruce, mazara, dyson
    Util-Suarez
    Bench- parra, j upton, k seager

    Carlos Gomez was just dropped. Do I need to pick him up and who do I drop? Your bff K Davis is also available and Arica. What do u think of the lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Parra, Bruce, Parra, Bruce, Dyson, Mazara and Parra and Bruce

      • Jvillan says:
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        @Grey:
        So you are saying pick up Gomez, KDavis and Arica and drop parra, Bruce and dyson or mazara

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gomez, Davis over Bruce, Dyson

          • Jvillan says:
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            @Grey: thanks sounds good

  168. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    If, only IF I end of dropping DeShitz who is a good replacement (need speed):

    danny santana
    michael taylor
    melvin/BJ
    Kike

    any other guy you think may be on waivers in a 12T mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  169. Fever Dog says:
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    Hello again, Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Wil Myers is available. Drop Upton for him? Or is that ig’nernt?

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-walker
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-j-upton, marte, polanco
    util-hosmer, belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  170. Richard says:
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    “Hey, an 0-for-1 for each hole! Sounds like me in high school.”

    You’re right, why the hell do i even read ESPN insider. This site is fucking gold. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  171. Hack-E says:
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    Looking for some buy lows…

    1. Trade my Pujols for his Upton?
    2. Trade my C. Carter and Archer for his Votto?
    3. Trade my C. Carter and Matz for Tanaka?

    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

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

  172. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    I’m sorry but Iv’e got another Deshields question…

    drop him in a 10 teamer for speed/stats: Burns, Herrera, Span, Rajai, or Khris Davis for powah?

    chuch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis if you need power

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: @Grey: also Del and Jadakiss both have shows in MPLS tomorrow – which one should I hit up

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: should’ve clarified, was depending on Delino for steals, so probably would lean speed there – Burns, Herrera, Span, Rajai?

  173. Jim says:
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    ROS Heyward or Desmond?
    Is it close….?
    Worried at all about Desmond playing time when Choo & Hamilton return next month ( as brief as Hamilton’s respite from the DL will likely be..)
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, no

  174. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, I’ve got 3 3B (Franco, Byrant, and Mous) and needed one more OF. This is a keeper league.

    I just traded Mous and Aaron Sanchez for Justin Upton. Fair? Win? Lose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  175. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Scott Kimmel says:
    April 28, 2016 at 10:05 am (link)
    Grey

    I’m trying to make a deal to get Miggy Cutch Walker and either Strasburg or Felix and don’t know who to offer to get it done.

    This is my team
    Posey
    Votto, Papi
    Altuve,Panik
    Donaldson,Machado,moose
    Correa
    Cain, Trout, Rasmus, Marte,Conforto
    Max,bum,Harvey,deGrom Cueto, Wacha, Velasquez,Hil, Manaea, ,Snell
    Davis,Madson,Cishek Tolleson,Siegrist, Boxberger, holland,Carson Smith

    His team

    Cervelli
    Goldschmidt Miggy Abreu Han ram
    Cano moncada
    Bryant Sano
    Russell c. Seager.
    Cutch Braun Harper springer b. Hamilton
    Arrieta Strasburg Grienke Thor Felix Darvish Kershaw Urias Matz t. Walker
    Chapman Jansen Kimbrel Rondon

    Please advise grey

    Who should I offer to get it done

    • Kid A says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Who else is available?

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Kid A: bump

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        That’s his roster and mine

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Yeah but who else is available?

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Cram It: can’t wait until scotty2hotty’s in toutwars next year

  176. Tony says:
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    Rizzo and sale for harper? Side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  177. GoodWood says:
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    Great stuff as always!

    ESPN 10-team Mixed H2h
    Current SPs: JoFer, Salazar, Raisel, Rodon, Joe Ross + just added Odorizzi, Porcello, Rich Hill
    D/L- Carrasco

    I just added Odorizzi, Porcello and Rich Hill after losing Carrasco and dropping Severino….how would u rank those 3 ROS and which SP prospects (Manaea, Snell, Glassnow, Giolito, ect) do you prefer over my current SPs?

    Sorry if confusing but any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Odor

  178. Dazzle says:
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    Grey –

    Would you trade D. Price for J. Abreu in a 12 team 6×6? Have A. Rizzo at 1B and playing C. Davis in RF, but my bats suck and have 2 Util spots. Staring pitching without Price would be:

    C. Carrasco
    T. Walker
    J. Ross
    K. Gausman
    J. Berrios

    1250 IP cap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  179. Scott says:
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    Oh, I was this close to batty calling Gose today. He’s just been so horrible I went with Matt Joyce instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did

  180. Snyders of hanover says:
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    Yo G

    I just got offered a trade and I think he might read your stuff.

    I was offered

    C,Gomez for my DeShitz?

    Only way someone is buying DeShitz right now? Right!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez side

  181. Jim says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Semien or Danny Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  182. Scott says:
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    Vogt’s doing well today. Sorry Grey, that means more catcher questions tomorrow.

  183. dem ribbies says:
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    my DeShizz/Severino/Chen/Pollock ($2 keeper stash)

    for their Sano/Ellsbury/Berrios

    no -brainer??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano side

  184. Cale says:
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    20 man keeper league. I have Buxton as an 8th round keeper, but there’s no NA spot in our league, so he’s clogging one of my bench spots. Is he worth hanging onto for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  185. Regan says:
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    Can’t believe the Col/Pit game got cancelled. I stacked all my lineups with those guys, nature sucks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  186. tyler says:
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    Drop B Phillips for Diaz? It would be for a Mi slot. I was hanging onto BP for the hopeful steals like he put up last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  187. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    News from the front lines.

    a. Jake gets out of the 1st on 31 pitches. He struck out Neuenheiss on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded! Phew! Single, two walks, 2 Ks, 3 SBs!!! What is it with Ross and allowing SB???

    b. Bassitt hound still out there after giving up 7 ERs and counting!!! Are they shipping him out soon?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Never fear OAK fans! AnnieBelle is still out there so hope springs eternal.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha B. Putting him to sleep

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!! You make me crack up on practically everything you say. Tyvm!

        Btw, F5 for Donaldson and F5 to refresh your screen!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, nice!

  188. ashtray says:
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    Who gets called up first: Joey Gallo in Texas or JP Crawford in Philly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  189. Jmerts says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Should i add Chris Carter and drop Arodys Vizcaino or just keep Vizcaino? My other closers are Britton and K-Rod, and I’m thinking that punting saves wouldn’t make a difference since I hardly get any in the first place. Btw, my other Utils are Rasmus, Tex, shaw, and Granderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  190. John says:
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    great read as always!!

    pick up which of these. can be more than one in my 12 team redraft league..

    guys in the wire: rich hill, manea, berrios

    guys I can drop possibly: schoop, Baez, Tyler white, Pomeranz, happ, Tomlin.

    also.. have a 1,000 budget. how much should I put out on each?!

    thanks!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Berrios…Happ, Tomlin….$41

  191. Roger the Alien says:
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    Joc or Hanley ROS?

  192. Chicken Dinner says:
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    H2H Weekly points.

    10 pts for W and SV

    Please rank

    Jeffress, Gausman, J Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  193. Regan says:
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    David Robinson out on berevement leave. Nate Jones! Got Smith last night and now Jones today. SAGNOF gods are smiling on me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  194. Anson says:
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    Cozart, Ketel or Elvis at SS?

    Lamb or Shaw at 3rd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart….Lamb

  195. Aristotle Brito says:
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    Why is there no Parra love? I’m in ESPN leagues, where he was drafted on average last 2 rounds, currently ranked 11th among outfielders in ESPN standard league player rater, and currently owned in 56% of leagues? As you said, when balls start flying out of Coors, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him stick around in top 20 OFs, especially if he continues to bat leadoff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you kidding cause I said in this post he could be a top twenty outfielder?

      • Aristotle Brito says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I meant no Parra love in the general fantasy baseball community. That’s why I gave credit to your top 20 comment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, yeah, misread… Yeah, not sure what people are thinking, my guess is they’re not thinking

  196. Anson says:
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    I have Andrus and Baez…should I drop either for Mozart or Ketel Marte?

    I have Jake Lamb…should i get Travis Shaw instead?

    • Anson says:
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      @Anson:
      Sorry, my computer was messing up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Lamb

  197. Multah says:
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    Start Nola vs washing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  198. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like Urias plus Grichuk for Cain? I need SBs in a 5×5 roto league with OPS.

    It’s a league where you can keep 4 so I prob will already keep Stanton, Story, Gerrit Cole, JoFer, Blackmon, etc., over any of those guys. Also have Inciarte and Hazelbaker in my OF.

    Thanks Grey!

    Btw my other pitchers are JoFer, Cole, Hamels, Price, Nola, Eickhoff, and Giolito, so I can certainly spare Urias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cain

  199. Jim says:
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    Grey
    Ketel Marte or Danny Santana for rest of this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  200. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves

    Someone just dropped big swinging Dickerson. Hold Mazara as my only bench bat or grab a Dick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  201. 740 says:
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    Grey,

    drop Gregerson for either Gomez, Colome, K Rod or hold?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  202. nightpandas says:
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    would you trade Boxburger for Story? I have Semien at SS and also have Wade Davis and Jeanmar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  203. Nature boy says:
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    Please rank ROS Domingo Santana, Souza, Khris Davis. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Souza

  204. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Villar over Panik or Schoop?

  205. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Would you trade Yelich and Velasquez for Kimbrel and Chen? I’m starved for saves, but that’s a lot of upside to flush. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  206. Cram It says:
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    Finally, Villar is free! SB hat trick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Cram It: that was partially because Arrieta didn’t give two shits about him on base and Ross had no shot to throw him out.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Wilsonian: He should’ve gave a shit (shat?). He’s out after 5 IP.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Cram It: Yeah, he had 90-ish pitches. They (mostly) have the game in the bag. Maddon just saving his horse.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Wilsonian: he should’ve done that last time when he left him out for no hitter while being up 14

  207. Wilsonian says:
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    FYI, Kris Bryant left today’s game with a rolled ankle. I don’t own him anywhere, but as a Cubs fan, this does not make me happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh oh

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: he was hit by two pitches, and came out two innings after he supposedly rolled it. Replays don’t show anything. So it’s a bit concerning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, it doesn’t sound bad… If he could finish running home, it couldn’t have been terrible, said the man with no medical degree

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: WebMD says that he likely has cancer :(

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw, man, WebMD bums me out!

  208. Nico says:
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    Grey, dropped Yasmany Tomas about a day before he got hot for Matt Moore, and held on to Nick Castellanos. Right now, I can pick up Tomas for Castellanos, Schoop, or Pineda. Would you drop one of those guys, and would you play Tomas over Castellanos or Dickerson? Oh, as always, 20 transaction limit (used 2). Thanks!

  209. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey I thinking of making these offers and want your opinion

    1) I give Velasquez Machado Cueto and Wacha for Miggy, cutch,Walker and Strasburg
    2) give Velasquez Marte Machado and Cueto for Miggy cutch Walker and Strasburg
    3) give the same in offer 1 for Miggy cutch Walker and Felix
    4) give the same in offer 2 for Miggy cutch Walker and Felix

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: I think you should stop trying so hard to trade.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        in trying to improve my pitching and first base

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            That’s all I have at first

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Right, Votto is good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Ok thanks grey for the advice on holding

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Drats foiled again
          Who will Scotty get
          Who will Scotty get
          Scotty don’t know
          Scotty don’t know
          I can’t wait till tomorrows newest episode.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Toe Knee Arm Ass LOL. Not doing any trades.

  210. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Fiers or Finnegan?? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Finnegan

  211. MARK IT ZERO says:
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    Hold Addison Russell or pick up Harrison, Panik, Forsythe or J. Lowrie?
    8×8, non keeper league R,HR,RBI,SB,K,AVG,OBP,SLG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  212. MB says:
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    Like me in high school, ha! Good one

    So keep berrios and dont stream conley and chen at MIL?

    this is a league where inn capped at 1350 and guys like nola, stroman, corbin, mchugh are avail

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Those are not good streams is my guess, but you can check the SON

  213. Great White North says:
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    Howsabout this Michael Fulmer kid from Detroit @ MIN (Hughes) for an RCL stream tomorrow?

    Also, is using Villar at MI for some steals in the short term instead of Cozart kosher? Nobody else has been picking up Cozart when I drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stream him…. More than Kosher, I own Villar in my RCL

  214. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL only keeper roto pick a side:

    14$ Villar + 1$ Kyle Hendricks VS 11$ Granderson + 7$ Rodney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  215. Nico says:
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    Grey, dropped Yasmany Tomas about a day before he got hot for Matt Moore, and held on to Nick Castellanos. Right now, I can pick up Tomas for Castellanos, Schoop, or Pineda. Would you drop one of those guys, and would you play Tomas over Castellanos or Dickerson? Oh, as always, 20 transaction limit (used 2). Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: I will hold them tight to my bosom. Much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  216. What's a Drexl? says:
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    12 team h2h. up to 4 RP slots (2 RP, 2 P). i had allen/osuna/casilla and cothem city last night and got lucky that this is my only league j.smith wasn’t owned (i’m only in maybe 2 non-holds leagues) so i dropped cothem city for him. if/when cingrani actually gets a save drop j.smith for him since he’ll only be closing for about a month. or i could do what i planned to do, try to waiver cingrani tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Smith

  217. Jake says:
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    Hundley, Cervelli, Wieters, Pierzynski…which two do I keep?

    Also, Shields, Kazmir, Fiers, Berrios, Hill…which three do I keep?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley, Cervelli…. Not Fiers, Kaz

  218. Going for a walk says:
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    Gausman, Chen, shields , and Nola are on my roster
    Closers are Joe smith, vizcaino, jeffress

    Would you replace any of them with Corbin, Pom, mchugh, Santiago ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can hold for now

  219. Multah says:
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    Have lamb on bench replace with Khris Davis or add which ever one has better upcoming matchups.

    Little lite on speed but not to bad
    Add Ketel marte, Danny s, or villar thinking villar he gives you that power to or go with marte since triples is a cat and he can grab a few of those

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Davis

  220. Bobbo says:
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    My SP is pretty deep – JoFer, Matz, Carlos Martinez, Yordano, Gausman, Hector Santiago and McCullers on the DL…would you use a #1 waiver claim for Berrios or Manaea, or hold off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need them

  221. DonnieB says:
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    Lawrie or Schoop for ROS? Ozuna or Saunders? Manaea or Pomeranz? Thanks Master.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie….Ozuna…Manaea

  222. mike will says:
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    C realmuto
    1b belt
    2b schoop
    3b Frazier
    Ss Seager
    If Lindor
    Of trout, jd, upton, starling marte
    Util deshields, Franco
    Bench Khris Davis

    Starters
    Salazar, Rodon, Iglesias, manaea, Joe Ross, gausman, Nola, Pomeranz, snell
    Rp Gomez,oh,siegrist ,uehara saves/holds

    Who do I drop to add Danny Santana, marte , or villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no need for them

      • mike will says:
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        @Grey: think I’m fine on speed steals/net steals. Pretty much depends on deshields right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  223. What's a Drexl? says:
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    anybody else not benching nola from SON anymore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve started him, plus it’s Nats B lineup

  224. Alan says:
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    Which one goes? Berrios, Velasquez or Nola?

    QS, W both count and K/9

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  225. OaktownSteve says:
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    Harper on a 72/40 season pace.

    • Roger the Alien says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That’s just crazy talk. Well, until it isn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that all?

  226. mike will says:
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    Domingo or herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  227. Josh says:
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    Got Lamb and Duffy for 3b Story and addison for SS last OF Deshields….anyone of these above a drop for domingo or baez? points lg 12 tm shirt bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  228. Swfcdan says:
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    12 team mixer, deep benches so lots of big prospects already owned so I’ve missed out on them all so far. Therefore want to take a shot on Fulmer, how much FAAB to bid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6

  229. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Did you know…

    The 14-6 Nationals only have 13 more RUNS SCORED and 1 more HIT than the 4-17 Braves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, seriously?

  230. Chicken Dinner says:
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    So, professional athletes are incapable of performing without missing at least 10% of their games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apparently

  231. Swfcdan says:
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    Also have too many DL’d guys so looking to trade E-Rod for Berrios or Manaea. Who’s the better bet to stick around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  232. Joe says:
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    Need a little help on where my needs are (I feel it is a fairly balanced team), I feel pitching is alright, but maybe I’m wrong…

    C – Vogt
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Machado
    SS – Seager
    OF – Marte, Pence, Calhoun, Yelich, and Conforto
    SS/2B – Panik
    1B/3B – Castellanos
    Util – Diaz
    Bench – Carlos Santana and DeShields
    SP – Martinez, Hamels, Richards, Quintana, Ventura, Pomeranz, Aaron Sanchez, and Iwakuma
    RP – Madson, Jansen, and McGee
    DL – Carrasco and Wheeler

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe: 10 teamer – H2H by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks balanced, but light on speed maybe

  233. J_Ceol says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I got a quickie for you.. well maybe.. I can never tell how long I’ll last..

    I’m worried about Salty Dog with McCann easing back, are you?

    I’m pretty sure someone just scooped Naevarro and McCann this week… He put my nuts in a vice because only Iannetta available really..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he stays around because Iannetta is garbage

  234. Chicken Dinner says:
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    PAPELBON to the RESCUE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  235. Josh says:
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    In points lg mauer has been nice floor think he can keep up the consistency or have your doubts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he can keep it up

  236. Anson says:
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    I have Castillo…can I drop Ramos? Or do I need him to make up the lost starts at the catcher position?
    I’d really like to get Nerris into my lineup over Doolittle…cause is doing very little

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Ramos

  237. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Which side on taijuan walker for dexter fowler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, it’s fair

  238. Anson says:
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    Travis Shaw with 1B/3B or Baez with 2B/3B/ss eligibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  239. muskysmell says:
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    omg…jose abreu got a hit in his first at-bat…rejoice!! the kingdom is near!

    • muskysmell says:
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      @muskysmell:

      stand down…he struck out his second at-bat…stand down folks…
      nothing’s changed, resume your lives

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  240. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    which of these 2 trades would be better?

    give- Delino DeShields
    get- Josh Reddick

    give- Delino DeShields, Brad Boxberger.
    get- Jay Bruce.

    looking for HR/RBI.
    I think I’m good at closer. Boxberger might not even close when he gets back if they stick with Colome.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Duda. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Castellanos. SS- Machado. IN- Panik
    OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Granderson. OF- DeShields. UT- Trumbo.
    BN- Rickard, Hernandez, Lind, Duvall, MxSmith. DL- Ethier.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- O’Day. P- Strickland. P- Neris.
    BN- Cotham, Smyly, Garcia, Manaea.
    DL- Boxbergr. DL- Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Reddick

  241. PhillyPhanatic19 says:
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    Hi Grey – Great stuff as usual.

    Lindor or Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  242. muskysmell says:
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    kris bryant most likely out for tomorrow’s game…
    took a precautionary mri as well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound terrible

  243. WTF says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly points league and man buckholtz sux. I thought for sure starting him this week vs the Braves was a decent idea ugh.. F#$k. Well o guess he sux in any league you’re in. Do I hold him on my bench till he does something or should I just drop his ass for something like cashner or Martin perez…that’s just off the top of my head. All the top rookie SP recent names in the news have been picked up. So I’m looking to find someone. So hold or drop clay akien? Might as well be I’m sure they’d have the same ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d hold him there

  244. dudeman says:
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    upton and vince v

    or

    just dongs and carrasco

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  245. muskysmell says:
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    I have abreu, harper, schoop, mookie, bryant (and had scchwarber to start the season)…
    I would have never thought I’d be struggling so mightily with HRs and AVG in my league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  246. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Cain and moose for Braun who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  247. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Just got an offer of sonny gray if i give up Harvey. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        who is worth grey

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Who do I have that is worth sonny grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No one

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Everyone I have is better than sonny grey

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            thanks for talking me out of trading Harvey for sonny grey

  248. Steve says:
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    Soler or Ozuna, ROS in H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  249. web says:
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    Roark or Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  250. Brent says:
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    Brantley for Kendrys Morales and Gio. Which side would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  251. Jon Doe says:
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    Someone dropped Kyle Seager in my league…
    My ci/3b/util are Pujols/Franco/ freeman
    Drop any of them for Seager?
    Thinking freeman if anyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, I guess, prefer not to though

  252. Q says:
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    12 tm H2H OBP & SLG instead of average.

    A: W Myers, Rajai

    B: Carlos Gomez, Freese or Jaso.

    If B, prefer Jaso, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez and Jaso

  253. Corey says:
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    Carlos Gomez has been doing the square root of dick and Hanley Ramirez just hit the waiver wire. Do I do the swap? Even Hanley has more SBs than Go Go. Please factor that I’m an asshole Boston fan into your decision, please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold Gomez

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: But he sucks!… Currently.

        Sidebar: The Hittertron and Streamonator have been spot on this year. I hate paying for anything because I’m an entitled millennial (I think?), but that subscription’s a no-doubter. Makes a big impact on my team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, tell Rudy!

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Corey: i would, but i followed the preseason OPS rater on drafting those, and hanram was less than 2 dollars less only than cargo 2, but of course you could get hanram at like 105-120th overall, which i did in many leagues, cargo 2 in none.

  254. Jimmy says:
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    Dozier or Segura ROS Grey. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  255. Jonathan Fersh says:
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    HI Grey –

    In a keeper league, would you still hold onto Buxton? He actually got worse YoY and even if he rakes in AAA which he did at some point last year, I’m not sure I’d have faith to keep him in my lineup every day if he’s recalled

    Would you drop for say, Khris Davis, or a prospect like Urias, Taillon or Arcia?

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, lose Buxton… Davis

  256. Pete says:
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    Which defector gets the best of one another tonight Puig or JoFer?
    Am I wrong to bench Puig in an OBP and slugging league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why you’d bench Puig, but don’t know your options

  257. New Day says:
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    Grichuk or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  258. Tinklebell says:
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    Trade Arrieta for McCutchen in an OBP keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  259. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey HK FINALS TOMRROW WHO DO U LIKE? DeShit or O Herrera ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ROTO! DeShizz

  260. mike will says:
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    Cervelli or grandal

  261. Cooper says:
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    This stuff is hilarious. This is my kind of humor. I also have a couple questions. Some1 has offered me Springer for Cole or Strasburg str8 up. I’m having a hard time resisting this offer. I just got Straus last week for Matz and Story and i like his chances to compete for the CY this year. Should i Keep Straus or Cole

    It is a (keep 6) 10 team h2h league with K/BB and OPS as the xtra cats… I would still have 1 of those plus Kluber, Walker, Rodon, Tanaka and Darvish, soon. My pitching may take a bit of a hit until i can find an adequate SP for Upton.

    ***What kind of SP would you ask for in exchange for Upton.

    Thanks a lot Mr. Lothario!! (?=== Hey, that’s not abbreviating, is it)

  262. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!! U up bro!?!? In need of some serrrrrious advice. Got a guy begging me for a trade.

    1) Which of these outfielders would u package with wainwright…….Sano, Puig, or Cain

    2) In return I can choose from Brantley, pence, or cargo.

  263. DonnieB says:
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    Wainwright is on waivers in 12 team keeper league. Worth a shot that he puts it back together enough to be a #4 SP? Drop Eovaldi for him? Or hold? Just picked up Manaea who could be dropped as well. Thanks.