To the Muppet Show theme song, “It’s time to face the music!  It’s time to say Asdrubal Cabrera is all right!  It’s time to meet the Rangers on the Rangers show tonight!”  Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .222.  Guess you can say that was an Asdouble homer night!  Give me some skin up in the air!  No?  Okay.  Asdrubal went cold the past three weeks after having a hot two weeks prior, and it sounds like I’m writing his autobiography.  So, finally he said to his 4th grade gym teacher, “I will be someone one day,” and that teacher was Hunter Pence, who also hit a home run, his 9th as he hits .307.  Pence aka The Gangly Manbird aka the Zombino aka the inflatable wavy guy outside of a used car lot has six homers in the past 11 games.  He sure doesn’t stink, but you know who does?  Rougned Odor (1-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .169) hit his 7th homer.  Odor…Odor…Odor…Odor…*my back is pressed against a giant gym sock*…Odor!  Seriously, you know when 25 homers is not feasible?  When it comes with a .170 average. Pick up the pace, Odor, you odorous piece of pond scum!  All of this offense was plenty for Mike Minor (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.51).  Nope, he’s not pitching as well as his ERA indicates, but at a certain point you have to say to yourself, “Do I want some flashy FIP, which I don’t even fully understand, or do I want to win my league?”  But those runs were only barely enough for Clocks singer, Chris Martin (1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.66). Bring back the South African dictator, Leclerc, which I say quietly to myself, so no one gets the wrong impression. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  That’s super whatever.  Those homers.  Ya know what’s got me standing through a sunroof in a car wash doing jazz hands?  He’s hitting .285!

Tim Beckham – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .265, as he played 3rd base, because the M’s have to keep J.P. Crawford (0-for-4) in the lineup for some reason.  Guess the manager must find him Servais’able.

Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  Besides his shellacking to the Twins (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER on 5/2), Peacock has been brilliant, like feathers on a…uh…hair clip won at a county fair that extends a mullet gracefully onto an American flag t-shirt.  What, I couldn’t use Peacock again!  He gets the Red Sawx next time, and the Streamonator still likes him.

Tyler White – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .233.  2019 laughs at anyone just hitting their first home run six weeks into the season.  Jake Marisnick (1-for-3 with a dinger) has five homers, Tyler White, so you can stop hiding behind your big, burly beard.  Evan Gattis called and he wants his face back!  (And a job, anyone hiring?)

Eloy Jimenez – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Great news for my one team where I own him. Now hit 17 homers in the next week, and we so good.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-4 and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .291.  Tildaddy says you can watch your cartoons!

Mike Soroka – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.01.  Long overdue for a lede, and prolly should’ve had it last night, but he was facing the Aints, who are actually relying on Pablo Sandoval for offense.  The short of it on Soroka — Shortoka? — he’s not pitching as well as his numbers indicate. Of course, I’d own the crap out of him, but his 8.3 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 leave a bit to be desired.

Austin Riley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in six games.  That’s an Au-Riley tater!  Maybe someone can hypnotize Juan Soto into thinking he was just called up.

Anthony Swarzak – Traded to the Braves for Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle. Such a goofy trade for the Mariners since Vizcaino is out for the year and a free agent in 2020. Any hoo!  It’s irrelevant for fantasy; Swarzak will likely work middle relief.  Then again, yesterday, Sean Newcomb (1 IP, 0 ER) saved the Braves game.  I’m still leaning on Luke Jackson for SAGNOF, but there was kinda no reason he wasn’t used yesterday.  Stay tuned!  Or not.  Your call.

David Price – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.29, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Yes, you can borrow a paper clip, but only if you call them paper crips, because I twisted them into a shape of a gun.”

Rafael Devers – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (6), hitting .314.  Devers is on pace for a 15/20 season, which is almost as bizzonkers as Tommy La Stella’s year.  Devers’s line drive rate is 25.5% and his fly ball rate is 25.5%.  I mean, dubya tee eff?  His fly ball rate is bottom ten in the league, right there with Steven Duggar (ha), Eric Hosmer (woof) and LeMahieu (DJ 8 Home Run).

Michael Chavis – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .296.  Y’all go crazy for your Bren-Rod, Au-Riley, Kest-Hiu and Yor-Alva, while I’m over here rocking Mi-Cha and all he does is hit.  Okay, I love Au-Riley too.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .285.  Chavis is out-producing Bogaerts!  Don’t even come for my enthusiasm.  I ain’t having it.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .146.  After Jackie Bradley Jr. hit that home run, he asked the catcher, “What do I do now?”

Edwin Jackson – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.30.  He’s on a record 14th MLB team. My guess for his 15th team is pitching on the team Jackie Bradley Jr. assembles when he’s doing tryouts for MLB teams, after he’s released by the Sawx.

Luke Maile – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Maile in French means, “The sound one makes when they remove their cigarette to say something, but decide it’s best left unsaid.”

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .201. If someone had the wherewithal to look at Profar’s hitting stats since Fiers’s no-hitter when Profar made a huge defensive play, or knew what a wherewithal was, I bet they’d find Profar has been hitting much better of late.  *intern whispers in my ear that Profar’s hitting near-.300 in the last week* Don’t clog up my brain with numbers!

Matt Olson – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer.  And we were worried about his hamate bone-less hand.  Dude’s hand has the backbone of a rubber chicken and he’s hitting!

Matt Chapman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .264.  Fun fact!  His last name derives from an American trying to fit in with a bunch of Brits.  “You’re a good chap….man. Did I do that right?”

Brett Anderson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.14 vs. Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  This start was billed as, “B.A./Carrasco, which is also the Spanish-language translation of Mr. T’s character on The A-Team.”  As for Carrasco, buy!  His peripherals looks gorgeous, the market is at its lowest, and buy! Buy! Buy!

Roberto Perez – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .232.  On our Player Rater, Roberto Perez is above Buster Posey.  I don’t own Perez, but that brings me some joy — schadenjoy.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  Last week I said Darvish looked fixed.  This week I’m saying, Last Week Grey was handsome, but Darvish isn’t entirely right yet.  “Thanks, wanna sign my yearbook?”  Shut up, Last Week Grey!  As the game went along, Darvish’s command got away from him and the Phils capitalized with RUNS.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (1). In a twist of irony, the Phils did some ketchup when Jerry Tomato squashed the Cubs.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  His ERA is there, in plain sight, gorgeous.  His WHIP…wait for it…here it is…oh, it’s magnificent…utterly beautiful…okay, I think I forgot it in the car, one second…here it is…his WHIP is 0.76!  Ha!  Yo, Paddack, are you a starter or the best reliever in baseball with that WHIP?

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  The best $54 vending machine steak that fifty-four dollars can buy!

Luke Weaver – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  You’re no hot-buttery-biscuit-on-the-hood-of-a-Trans-Am-with-Tawny-Kitaen like Paddack, but Weaver’s putting together a fantasy #2-3 season.  If you’re wondering, the Streamonator thinks his next start is even better.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  In similar boat as Minor, it’s a boat named, “Nah, of course, he’s not this good, are you flippin’ kidding me? But I’d still own him, Karen.”  Because all boats have to have female names.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Hey, if we can think Byron Buxton is fixed, why can’t we think Sano is too?

Luis Arraez – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .625 since his call-up.  In the hullabaloo of all the recent call-ups, one name that wasn’t talked about much was Arraez.  Prolly because he has three-homer power, seven-steal speed and is blocked by Schoop.  That’ll darken up the old bright side.  The positive is he has great contact rates and could hit .320.

Giancarlo Stanton – Will begin a rehab assignment with the High-A Tampa Tarpons.  They should really change that to the Sanitary Napkins.

J.A. Happ – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.16.  Bravo J.A.! Watch What Happ In Live was worse than any crap that Andy Cohen ever produced.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-4 and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .298. Think the best thing any Yankee player can do this year is stay on the field, and Gleyber is doing that with gusto!  Also, on a side note, I believe he hits more home runs on short schedule days than anyone.  He’s the new Colby Rasmus!  Props if you get the reference.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .265.  Gary’s owners from last year every time he homers this year, “That dirty Sanchez!”

Mychal Givens – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.71. Mike Tyson was watching the Yanks robbin’ Givens in Baltimore and got sentimental for his old bae.

Hanser Alberto – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (2), hitting .287.  Alberto is your aunt’s favorite player, because at every family function, they sing, “Hanser…baby, Hanser! Gimme your heart, gimme gimme your heart…”

Renato Nunez – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .220.  Rudy Gamble knows a good batty call when he sees it, even if he calls it a booty call.  Oh, Rudy, behave!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .342.  That ball was Rendon’d useless!  As in they would use it less because he knocked it into the stands.  Did it get better after the explanation?

Michael Conforto – Has been concussion free for the last three days.  As he told the media this, Robinson Cano collided into him.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer.  He stopped having three-hit days on the reg like he was Tony Gwynn with power, so his jacks from the box don’t always come with a double-double and runs, but, if you see his homers, he’s still an easy 35-homer guy, and you shouldn’t be scared off by the average coming down to earth.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 4th homer. In the spring, Amed said he was going to steal more this year.  He should run for office with how he keeps promises.  Drain the SAGNOF!

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-3, 1 RBI and his 1st hit for the Mets in 12 years.  Hey, Mets, way to get back in on him at the perfect buy low moment.

Yoenis Cespedes – Fractured his ankle in multiple places on his ranch in Florida.  According to reports, he had a mishap with a non-horse.  Sounds like a Mets-hap to me.  “Hello, I fractured both ankles at my ranch.” “Was it a horse?” “No, no horse, well…”  “It was a horse, wasn’t it?”  “Not exactly.”  “Were you riding a mop decorated to look like a horse?”  “No…Not even close.”  “What was it then, Yoenis?”  “I was dancing Gangnam Style.”

  1. Riley freeman says:
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    Thank you as always grey

    My current lineup is

    W Ramos
    R Hoskins
    O Albies
    N Arenado
    G Torres
    E Rosario
    B Harper
    A benentendi
    F Reyes
    B buxton
    D Voguelbach
    H dozier
    D gregorious
    A judge

    L Castillo
    C Morton
    D German
    M Soroka
    Y Kikuchi
    L Giolito
    M fried
    Z Eflin
    J Musgrove
    E Diaz
    T Glasnow

    Who do I drop for victor Robles?

    • Riley freeman says:
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      Oh, and Yu Darvish is in there too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you have a bench of hitters? If not, I guess Eflin

      • Riley freeman says:
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        Yes, we have a bench of hitters. Typically didi(obviously) Vogelbach, buxton, and dozier ride it. Judge is my DL spot. Yahoo points league. Not H2H

  2. Licketty Splits says:
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    Cespedes both ankles?? At his ranch?? I assume it was with a horse. Maybe dancing Gangham style with the horse?? Maybe he could buy a used dirt bike from Bum already …SMH
    So the Mets are paying this guy to play cowboy?? He should just retire already …what is he like 40??

    • MattTruss

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      Hey, congrats on the top spot in the RCL Master Standings btw – Assuming this is the same Licketty Splits, but how many of you could there be?

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        Just me I think …thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You made the mountaintop?!

          • Licketty Splits says:
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            Mountaintop = 1st place? Yes for a bit now BUT just hanging on by a thread after the past couple of days. Pretty good draft helped but not like I took any surprises. Just trying to follow what you guys teach.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re doing excellent if you’re at the top…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Officially, he’s 19 years old, not sure that’s accurate

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        19?? Just like I am 29 again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  3. Stumanji! says:
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    6 ER v. O’s? F U J.A.!

    • BadFantasyManager says:
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      Exactly how I feel… he single-handedly messed my ERA for my h2h this week.

      • BigToeCrusher says:
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        Brendan Rodgers or Amed?
        Piscotty or Eloy?
        Thanks!

      • Papa Jean Segura says:
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        You could own Michael Givens…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, devastatingly terrible

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great report, man! Loved it!

    a. CesPOOPdes, dah. Goodbye!

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 21

    ‘What’s the use of ignorance if you can’t show it.’ – Lou Costello.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      That is the shortest A & C quote ever

      • William Hung says:
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        I totally thought Cespedes was out for the year anyway – didn’t know he was expected to be back this year before this freaky injury. Looks like I already expected the Mets to Mets before they actually Mets’d

        • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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          He was unlikely to be back this year it was a slim chance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yup B. Nice!

  5. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)

    Finally, can we lose Happ without any regret? Actually, I’m considering to keep him for one more start because Royals suck vs lefties. Just drop him?

    And I just traded away Castellanos for his Martin Perez. Cast is so boring and Perez seems to be 180 degree different pitcher since cutter added. Bad trade?

    Thanks for Great article every night :)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojo,
      Can cut Happ in shallower leagues, who’s available?
      Fair trade.

      • Mojoman says:
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        Ah! Happ will be dropped when Stanton returns. Perez will replace him. That’s my first plan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose Happ

    • Stumanji! says:
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      I’m holding him for his Royals start bc he already blew up my ratios in H2H and I hate myself.

  6. Brett says:
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    hold Cishek or drop for Leclerc?

    Thanks!

    • Brett says:
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      or drop for Brandon Workman? (Save / hold league)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Maybe he’ll figure it out in the coming weeks, but it looks like Soto is experiencing his sophomore slump. Story had to learn to lay off sliders out of the zone in ’17, and Bellinger had to adjust to a steady diet of southpaws last year. Soto’s biggest issue seems to be fourseam fastballs. Hit .382 with an .809 SLG against them last season, while this year it’s .191/.405. I think he’ll make the adjustments, but it might take some time. Tend to fade the 2nd year players for that very reason.

    Zombird watch: two homers since our last debate, 18 more to go…

    • Avg Fantasy Player says:
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      Question for everyone

      Who is worse?

      The guy who sends awful offers or the guy who sits on every offer?

      • Big Magoo

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        They’re both useless. That’s why I’ve only joined no trade leagues over the past few years, mostly NFBC. Don’t have to worry about sketchy vetoes or lopsided trades being pushed through. Much more enjoyable that way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence gets 30 homers and I’ll buy you a steak dinner, which is code for a Franmil jersey

      Yeah, appears that way with Soto, I hope he comes out of quickly… You’d think there was enough garbage pitchers in the majors that everyone could avoid slumping

      • Big Magoo

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        If he gets 30, you can just send me a turkey this fall. Bird for a bird.

        Soto will be fine eventually. Everyone has their adjustment period.

  8. Alex says:
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    Thanks for the mental images of Hunter Pence playing a jittery game of four square.

    How would you rank Nelson Cruz, Matt Olson, and Voit?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Voit, Olson, Cruz for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Agree with DT

  9. PB&J says:
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    Howdy, Grey!

    I’m looking for some outfield help and some pop. What do you think of trading my Tim Anderson for his Framil Reyes?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  10. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Grey,

    Rank these two hundred guys….alphabetically too….It’s 3AM!!! Yu and Razzball are “awesome” (say it like the kid at the end of Incredibliles!)

    Thank you for making my can’t sleep time so great. Look forward to reading your sage advice later!!!

    Oh, Stanton went deep, not sure how to phrase that as you are all knowing and probably drooling on his…

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Done and done!

      • CentralCoastCali says:
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        Grey,

        I think I’ll retire from 3AM posts. It feels like a drunk text and I don’t drink.

        CCC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t you dare, CCC

  11. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Just got offered “the Kooch” for Musgrove. Seems close, thoughts? Also thanks for the early heads up with all the rookies. Mi-Cha is killing it!!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      The Kooch!! I’d do it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! my pitching is strong, need bats in OBP league. offer Soroka or D German for Devers?

    • Cram It says:
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      Soroka

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  13. bigbear says:
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    The other day my oldest son asked, “Of today’s players, who do you think has the best chance of hitting .400?” I said, “I’ll ask Grey. But I’d guess Yelich or Rendon.”

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vlad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are good guesses, maybe Vlad one day… Such a crapshoot, I’ll say Altuve

    • Big Magoo

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      Mookie. Doesn’t swing and miss, doesn’t chase, plus power, plus speed, no split issues, hitter’s park. Though the old Brewster’s Millions “none of the above” answer is the most likely.

      • bigbear says:
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        Mookie crossed my mind too. Agreed in that it’s a fool’s errand. But the kid’s a romantic dreamer like many young (and young at heart) baseball fans. I won’t give him the password to the bookie’s website!

        Back in the day I had Griffey, I can see him being a big Vlad fan.

  14. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    When Tatis comes off the IL, you can add him back to your active roster only by dropping which of these dudes?:

    Muncy, Chavis, Jesus Aguilar, Austin Riley (assuming you’re unwilling to drop Mondesi and Turner).

    • Cram It says:
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      Aguilar

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  15. steve stevenson says:
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    ROS, Porcello or Lucchesi?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip, porcello for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  16. Prog Nation says:
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    Howdy Grey. With Conforto coming off IL soon which player do I ditch to make room? 10 team H2H.

    Hiura
    Senzel
    Dahl
    Mazara
    Riley
    Muncy
    Chavis

    Or is Conforto the one the let go (Cano).

    Yeah, I know, almost half my offense are rookies.

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Maz

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Thanks Cram. I also forgot to mention I have Calhoun, so Willie or Maz?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Thanks DT Grey. So Drop Mazara over Calhoun as well?

  17. Hello Rockview says:
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    12 team H2H

    Would you trade Freeman and Scooter for Verlander, Olson, and Hicks?

    My team:
    C Barnes
    1B freeman
    2B mondesi
    3b rendon
    Ss Machado
    Of Haniger
    Of Yelich
    Of cutch
    Of Dahl
    Util cron
    Util Voit
    Bench Rodgers, conforto, Nelson cruz
    IL – scooter, Andrus
    Sp – berrios, Marquez, Quintana, giolito, Teheran, maeda, tailon,

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s fair, prefer Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Vash says:
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    I have Kevin Gausman….he’s been okay.

    Anything inside his numbers suggest he’ll gett hat era in the mid 3’s? Essentially pitch like a #2 pitcher?

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s not a #2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should watch the video at the top of the page, Vash

      Gausman is not a #2

  19. Swill says:
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    Who would you replace Ohtani for?

    Greg Polanco
    Olson
    Marwin
    Kepler
    Willie Calhoun

    • Swill says:
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      Two more

      Fletcher
      Hiura

      • Swill says:
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        One more sorry

        C.J. Cron

        • Cram It says:
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          Zero more. Cron or Hiura…depends on needs. Probably Hiura because we love the unknown upside.

          • Swill says:
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            No specific needs as it’s a points league, but I agree with the upside of Hiura

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Ohtani, hiura is fine too though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huira seems fine

  20. Tom says:
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    Kevin Cron hit 2 bombs last night for the Reno Aces, which upped his total to a minor league leading 21 hrs. Yasmany Tomas (we all remember him) also hit 4 homers for the Aces in that game, bringing his total to 13. The era’s of the first four Rainier pitchers they faced are, 9.53, 10.36, 21.26 and 40.50.
    How much can you buy into these huge PCL homer totals and is Cron the next call-up worth grabbing now?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker before Cron. He’s on the radar though…

      • Tom says:
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        Wouldn’t you think Cron has a clearer path to playing time than those two, where are the Astros going to play the both of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Tom, he has a clearer path, should be already really

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      PCL is inflated, Agree with DT

  21. Dave Funnell says:
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    This is the first I’ve ever heard ignorance Hanser Alberto….is there anything there?

    Love Arraez, but he’s up waaay earlier than most thought. Congrats to him. Great hit tool.

    Which side of this deal do you like better?

    A gets Altuve and Abreu
    B gets W. Beuhler and Freeman

    It’s a keeper pts league and Altuve/Freeman have their contracts up after this season.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Side B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanser was filling in for a rest day for Villar… Nothing there

      Agree with DT

  22. David says:
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    Which side: Mondesi or Benintendi? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mondesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I have been listening to the Phillies for a long time and we have been lucky to have great broadcast team never thought we would get a team as good as ashburn and kalas and the crew but this current cast is pretty good. Just their nonchalant reactions minor events .

    last night jayson heyward poped up a weak foul to 3rd and stood on the 1b line screaming like a maniac.

    Ben davis = ‘well … i’m not sure what thats’ all about’.

    Tom McCarthy – “yes that was odd…..well i guess when you are batting 240 you have high expectiations for yourself ”

    just a dumb example but they do that often and have such a nice polite old school way of busting balls. i’m sure most of the audience does not even catch it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice… I’ve been listening to them here and there this year, they’re not bad… There’s much worse, a few better

    • Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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      Jimmy Rollins has been pretty good in the booth too the few games he’s been up there

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Yeah Jimmy adds to the mix……the radio crew is good too except LA complains about the umpires too much

  24. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert****

    Beeks likely to get the bulk for Rays 5/21. Fedde starting for Nats, only likely to last 3ish innings. Nats don’t have a true bulk guy though, expect mix and match, Suero, Barraclough, etc. Beeks the preferred option though LAD is good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • crimedog says:
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      Man I keep missing these until after our waivers clear for the day. Love these alerts though.

      • Pine Tar Incident says:
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        No problem! I try to document these on this twitter account: https://twitter.com/Opener_News

        Problem is that most managers don’t admit that they are using an Opener until after the game the night before, and since I’m on the East Coast I’m normally asleep.

        The Rays are much more predictable, we can say with some certainty that Chirinos will go tomorrow and Yarbrough is going to go sometime this week.

  25. Cram It says:
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    Isn’t that what a batty call is like though, a booty call? “Come here, you player I don’t want to bring around my friends or admit that I kinda like. No, you can’t stay on my team permanently. I just need those stats today and maybe I’ll hit you up again later in the season. And don’t steal anything on the way out!”

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m coming to the realization that “batty call” was probably derived from “booty call”. So of course that’s why there’s a parallel…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, batty call is from the root phrase booty call, I think Rudy just had a typo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t, embrace it

  26. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    On Yu-Darvish they had some pretty interesting stats last night he seems to get lit up the third time through the line up pretty consistently. what is that too many breaking balls?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, or maybe he just lost his command there at the end

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        the y said the third time through the line up melt donw has been a trend for quite a while.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, true

  27. kTell says:
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    10 team ROS utility….Ohtani or Chavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  28. Db says:
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    Drop will Myers he’s my weakest hitter so I can stream?

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  29. Barry says:
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    Hello Grey, DT, Cram It and others,

    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS QS Saves Only Redraft

    I currently roster Verlander, Wheeler, Flaherty, Weaver, Musgrove, Woodruff, Strahm, Gausman, Heaney IL

    Chapman, Doolittle, Leclerc, Elias

    C Navarez
    1B Bell
    2B K. Marte SS-OF
    SS Story
    3B Suarez
    OF Yelich
    OF Brantley
    OF Domingo
    UT Voit
    BE Puig

    My squad is pretty solid right now, however always looking to upgrade. With the likes of Y. Alvarez, Rodgers, Vogelbach, Marwin SS-1B-2B-3B-OF, Cron, Tapia, Profar SS-1B-2B-3B and K. Tucker all on the wire, should I make a claim on any of these other options or hold?

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Barry,
      I’d hold for now

      • Barry says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey. Got a question for you. Team is struggling with offense. H2H 12 team – TB instead of avg.

    Would you drop Marwin (he hasn’t played the last 2 games since Sano is back), Mallex, Dyson or Willie Calhoun for Amed Rosario, Eaton, Pence, Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin for Pence

  31. donald says:
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    Good morning all. I need saves. My S.Bieber for E. Diaz fair?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, get cheaper saves

  32. Brian Friel says:
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    Which 3? 14 team league. position doesn’t matter. Hittings gone cold need a jump start.

    Kingery, Luplow, Kiki, Pence, Renfroe, Almora Jr, A.Diaz (coming back today possibly) A. Cabrera

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go kingery, pence, renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Pence, Kingery

  33. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Who out of this crew would you start this week: Quintana (vs. PHI), Giolito (@ HOU), Lyles (vs. COL) ? 12-team roto, innings cap

    • Cram It says:
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      Lyles

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  34. Kailuaboy says:
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    Devers, Chavis, Muncy or Riley ROS?

    Aloha Boys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aloha!

      Muncy, Chavis

  35. Vash says:
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    Rowdy Tellez….is he a future star or a below average 1st baseman. I’m intrigued by his age and size. Anything in his profile suggests a guy to value in a keeper league long term?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Deeper league guy I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a ton there, unless we are talking about his size

  36. Uso says:
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    Still holding Alfaro? These are available

    Jansen
    Cervelli
    B. McCann
    Castro
    Roberto Perez

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great stuff as always. 12 team roto – need help across the board. Drop any of these for Choo or Beckham:
    Yandy
    Mallex
    Tapia
    Willie Calhoun
    Hiura

    Also, have Osuna, Parker, Robles and Jackson – drop any for LeClerc, Alvarado or Allen?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun for Choo is fine

  38. Shazam! Who's Next? says:
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    I dropped Mychal Givens after that drubbing and when he hit the free agent list his name changed to Marmol Givens. Weird shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  39. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Gleybar isn’t a short schedule day guy, he only homers against the O’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, that might be it

  40. Yuo says:
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    Who do you like for saves in Atlanta? Are you sticking with Jackson? Also who do you think emerges as the short term closing option in Seattle after the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson — Elias

  41. Don't be a Hader says:
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    So if I hear what you’re saying…Luis Arraez is Jeff McNeil…but with less PT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works

  42. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points KEEPER league

    Senzel or Eloy? Keep one.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Who are the top prospects, with when they’ll potentially be called up factored in, that should be owned and stashed in 11 tm roto keeper league?

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      Probably Bichette. I’m stashing Biggio in one league, but IDK whether that’s smart.

      Is Kopech owned? He’s a nice IL stash in a keeper.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Whitley, Luzardo

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks, boys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron maybe

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As well as others mentioned, obviously

  44. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey

    succeeded in getting Hunter Dozier and Voit yesterday for Diaz and Aguilar …
    along with P.Alonso at 1B

    Which SP would you try to get in exchange for Goldsmith ?
    Keeper league
    would a Young top prospect like Soroka be enougth ?
    Luis Castillo
    An Odorizzi, Paddack, Domingo German ,,,Bieber?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably more than all those guys. Luis Castillo is close, Bieber and a piece could work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. Thundergunn says:
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    was Offered Soto for Wheeler

    Have Scherzer, Flaherty, Castillo to anchor the staff, plenty of good streamers.

    Is soto gonna snap out of this?

    • Cram It says:
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      Soto

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

  46. Blaster says:
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    Rank these relievers

    Jose Alvarado
    Mychal Givens
    Sean Newcomb
    Brandon Workman

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. Jaca says:
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    Mornin Grey!!! and D-Teeth,

    First I gotta say, owning Paddack, Weaver, Franny, and Yates, and watching the game yesterday was as good as fantasy baseball gets.

    Our wire is pretty talented and it gets hard to tell who should be owned sometimes. I feel my bats are sufficient but I am underachieving in the batting categories a good bit…

    Can you tell me if you would make any swaps below for a Yahoo 12 team roto 5×5(avg)?

    my team:
    Lucroy
    Voit
    Villar
    Mondesi
    Baez
    Rosario
    Domingo
    Puig
    Franny
    Senzel
    Riley
    Tatis Jr.
    Hiura

    Marquez
    Paddack
    Wheeler
    Bieber
    Weaver
    Yates
    Hand
    Hader
    Smith
    Iglesias
    (IL) Clevinger
    (IL) Glasnow

    available talent is:
    Dahl, Ohtani, Vogelbach, Carlos Santana, Verdugo, Eloy, Aguilar, Olson

    Thanks Grey/DT

    • Jaca says:
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      Also, I am aware of my rookie call up problem, and I’d own Verdugo too if I could.

      Also, this is your new HR alert that Franny was #BeingFranny last night.

      He launched some #Franmail into the bleachers at Petco, as fans at home watched the blast in high #Reyesolution

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eloy over Rosario for me

      • Jaca says:
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        Sorry–its Eddie Rosario, not Ahmed, haha

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Ah. I prefer Eloy over Hiura then…

          • Jaca says:
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            Gotcha.

            Where are yall at on Puig? Sure, 7hr 25rbi, 7stl is fine, but he doesnt seem to be on a path to improving his average and its tanking his fantasy value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — hold Puig, hard to tell what is your bench here and what is UTIL

      • Jaca says:
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        sorry, im sure it wouldve helped to label that. This is usually how im trottin out my unit:

        C – Lucroy
        1B – Voit
        2B – Mondesi
        SS – Baez
        3B – Senzel
        OF – Rosario
        OF – Domingo
        OF – Puig
        UT – Reyes
        UT- Riley
        B – Villar
        B – Tatis Jr.
        B – Hiura

        SP – Marquez
        SP – Paddack
        RP – Yates
        RP – Hand
        P – Hader
        P – Smith
        P – Iglesias
        P – Wheeler
        B – Bieber
        B – Weaver
        (IL) – Clevinger
        (IL) – Glasnow

        That change your assessment at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially, I’d guess Eloy, Hiura and Villar will never play, or much… I’d lose Hiura for Eloy tho

          • Jaca says:
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            Okay cool. Thanks Grey.

            Yeah I have Villar on the pine cus i have a huge SB lead but need HR/RBI pretty bad. Just going to play for need/play the hot hand/match up. hopefully Eloy can come alive and get into my lineup. cant wait to get Tatis back in there. will probably bench Senzel for him upon his return

            I plan on dropping one of the bench bats in early/mid June if Clevingers new timeline holds true. Im 30 innings over my inning limit so im rocking 5SP with my 5 Closers for now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, makes sense with Clevinger

  48. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Bringing me back to the good ol days of Rasmus Girl! Gotta day that when you had her on the podcast years later it was pretty awkward though – haha. Keep up the great work my over-the-internet friend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! That was so awkward! I need more awkward interviews

  49. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    Re Profar, I traded for him in a 15-tm AL-only league three weeks ago, and he’s hit 10/4/12/.262 on my team. I will take it.

    I got Yonder Alonso in that same deal, so nothing is perfect…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, yeah, hopefully he keeps coming out of it

  50. tshank13 says:
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    Boegarts for Carrasco seem fair?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  51. fausto

    fausto says:
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    1. 10 team gotta lose 1…moreland or h.dozier?

    2. is d.murphy droppable in 10 team or hold another 2 weeks?..(hes on my bench right now and im rolling with t. la stella @mi until andrus is off dl)

    3. did i win a trade in a 16team keeper getting l. weaver for s.gennett?

    • Cram It says:
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      1. Dozier
      2. Sure you can drop.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Lose Moreland
      2. Droppable
      3. I think so

    • Cram It says:
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      What DT said, I meant keep Dozier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, man, it’s good to see you!

      1. Moreland
      2. I’d hold for Coors games
      3. Nice trade!

      • RICE says:
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        Rockies are about to have 10 straight home games starting on Friday.

  52. Steve says:
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    Chavis, Hiura, Rodgers, A Hicks, Tatis

    Top 2, 10T 5×5

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Hicks, Tatis.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tatis, Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  53. Niceguybilly says:
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    Hey Grey and all!
    Great write up as always.
    Have you seen Palkas numbers since he got sent down?
    Maybe someone’s sleeper post will come true after all! (Not mocking, most of your shits on point)
    Have a great day.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’ve been paying attention. I could really use him to get called up.

      • Niceguybilly says:
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        Is there a term for a guy you own everywhere, then nowhere, then they become good?

        • Cram It says:
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          I call it getting Odored.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nah, I haven’t see what he’s doing, but I’m sure it’s magnificent!

  54. The Other JC says:
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    Saves and holds are separate categories. I need to compete in both areas so can not punt one. Have to cut one RP from Parker, Robles, Neris, Jackson, Crick and Morgan.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Morgan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  55. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 with OBP

    Not doing great in SBs and runs, good everywhere else.

    Just added Mallex Smith, and wanting to add Heaney.

    DL slots full, otherwise Heaney could go there for a bit.

    1) Do I have anyone to drop for Heaney?

    2) Would trading Stanton for Carrasco be enough? Carrasco owner also has Victor Robles, Starlin Marte, Verdugo, Clevinger.

    2a) If it’s a one-for-one trade of Stanton I’d still need to drop/trade for another with Stanton else due to him being DL’d, so who are the 2 most droppable on my team?

    C – Sanchez
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Chavis
    SS – Ronny Rodriguez
    3B – Rendon
    CF – Springer
    OF – Harper, Gallo
    UTIL – Carlos Santana, Pete Alonso
    BN – Domingo Santana, Mallex Smith
    DL – Stanton
    SP – Caleb Smith
    RP – Holland
    P – Blake Parker, Luke Jackson, Hansel Robles, Cishek
    BN – Wheeler, Ryu, Musgrove, Giolito, Woodruff, Mahle
    DL – Glasnow

    Thanks in advance.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Nah
      2. I’d want more for Stanton
      2a. Mahle & Carlos Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Are you ever going to play Mallex?
      2. Agree with DT
      2a. Agree with DT

  56. chicitysox23 says:
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    Need to drop 1.
    Joey Lucchesi or Marco Gonzales

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Marco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. I be Teheran it up! says:
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    Hey Grey good job as always… should I drop Senzel for Chavis?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Senzel still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  58. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Really 1B heavy and need to lose somebody — Rizzo, Vogelbach, Voit, Olson.

    Help.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

  59. Dave D says:
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    Epic shiznit, Greyson. Which way is up? The good news is I benched Givens in one league. The bad news is I played him in two. I almost benched B. Parker this week in a couple weeks due to general worthlessness, and of course he dangles a save to prolong the unfulfilled hopes. Speaking of unfulfilled hopes, how about ODB? Worthless to date and deserves to lose playing time. He has with me recently.

    I can tell you are excited for JA Happ. Admirable start indeed. He killed a good start by Odorizzi for me in one league and he and Givens teamed up for a DP to soil on my previously clean ERA/WHIP. At least you saved me in our Razz DC by drafting him before I could inadvertently sabotage any chances of having a decent staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB’s losing his PT

      I’m only surprised I didn’t have Happ and Givens in that DC — nearly every grenade I’ve fallen on

  60. What do you guys think about offering Beiber and Olson for Goldschmidt, then picking up hopefully Kikuchi ( or Darvish) off the FA list?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Goldschmidt, sounds like a good plan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. Kailuaboy says:
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    Devers, Chais, Riley or Donaldson 3B?

    Aloha Boys

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll take Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  62. Kailuaboy says:
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    Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spam musubi!

      • erad says:
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        So good!

  63. vee says:
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    yo Grey. nice one today, as always.

    is there a glossary term for a pitcher who is supposed to be performing decently well but it shitting the bed entirely?

    JA Happ doin me a bamboozle… i mean, yea i get it. it was an Away game. but it was baltimore, the second-worst team in baseball. Is he still a hold? dont even know what i can get back for him in a sell-low situation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s FAABoozle!

      No term yet, btw, but all ears like AEN

  64. Fred says:
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    Brett Anderson or Mike Fiers ROS?12 Team H2H points league

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  65. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS, S. Bieber or E. Rodriguez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bieber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  66. Curious George says:
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    Would you do Marte for carrasco?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on a lot of variables but I’d probably want Carrasco

      • Curious George says:
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        I’ve got acuna, Soto, Hoskins, Dahl, and Santana as my other outfielders. Not dying for steals as I’ve got mondesi and a few other contributors. Been trying to get him to sell carrasco for less but he’s seemingly holding firm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      Wait a minute!

  67. chicitysox23 says:
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    Offered Starling Marte for Wheeler and Lester.
    I have Yellich, Harper Verdugo, Mallex and Laureano in OF now
    SP is Scherzer, Paxton, Wheeler, Hendricks, Maeda, Lester, Giolito and Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a sec

  68. john1689 says:
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    Would you deal Eddie Rosario to get Corbin if you need pitching?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got it, john!

  69. Riley freeman says:
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    My current lineup is

    W Ramos
    R Hoskins
    O Albies
    N Arenado
    G Torres
    E Rosario
    B Harper
    A benentendi
    F Reyes
    B buxton
    D Voguelbach
    H dozier
    D gregorious
    A judge

    L Castillo
    C Morton
    D German
    M Soroka
    Y Kikuchi
    L Giolito
    M fried
    Z Eflin
    J Musgrove
    E Diaz
    T Glasnow

    Who do I drop for victor Robles?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Didi if that’s an option, Eflin if it isn’t

      • Riley freeman says:
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        Thank you DT

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. Todd says:
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    Three quick questions for you:

    1. Are you recommending Arraez or not recommending him?
    2. Will Peacock continue his one good start/one bad start pattern?
    3. Who is my starting SS, Corey Seager or Scott Kingery (or Kiké)?

    Thanks, Grey! I read your column every morning.
    Todd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Doesn’t have everyday PT — he is a 5/8/.310 hitter — is that something you need/want?
      2. He’s only had one bad start in about 5
      3. Seager

  71. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Need third base help. Offered Mancini for Rendon. He countered with Kluber and Rendon for my Trevor Bauer and Glasnow. Thinking about countering with just Glasnow for Rendon. Too much? Too little? Piscotty doesn’t know!

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d take the Rendon offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  72. Matt Van Derwerken says:
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    Desperate for saves in a 12 team league. Webb or Newcomb ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb

  73. Kimbrels abused Puppy says:
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    Drop J. Lyles for Pressly in a m12 team H2H league with no holds category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  74. Dong Show says:
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    Well wasn’t expecting this one. Dynasty Trade Offer to me:

    My Trea for Wander Franco and Buxton.

    I have DeJong and Segura so I could easily take the loss here of Trea

    What would you do here?

    • Cram It says:
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      No way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  75. Matt Howell says:
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    Drop J. Lyles for Pressly in a 12 team h2h with no holds category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How come

  76. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    points league… ROS

    Alonso or Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  77. RicoSuave says:
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    Points league…

    1B spot – Alonso or Olson

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pete

  78. Lindorphins says:
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    Dahl + Vogelbach or Giancarlo + Votto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  79. stevie says:
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    ROS– Eloy or Riley? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  80. Killer Joe says:
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    I was offered Ryu for my Raisel Iglesias. Seems like a good deal, especially in this H2H league with IP, W, S, K, ERA, WHIP as pitching categories. Though I would basically be punting saves at that point, as my only other closer is B. Parker, and I do worry a little about Ryu’s ability to stay healthy. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  81. Will says:
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    What, you don’t like Sano’s 39% strikeout rate so far? It’s only 3 percentage points above his career strikeout rate, lol. I have both Buxton and Sano on my squad so hoping the turnaround continues (at least for Buxton).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When you put it that way!

  82. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard+OPS.
    Too many bats & need pitching.

    Give: JoRam, Soto, F. Vazquez
    Get: Javi Baez, Carrasco & pick up Leclerc

    Current OF: JD, Soto, Franmil, Meadows, Buxton
    Current 3B: JoRam, Chapman,Senzel, Riley
    Current 2B: JoRam, Chavis
    *OF eligible

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez>JoRam, Soto = Carrasco, Vazquez much better than a waiver wire RP

  83. Whatever says:
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    12 teamer mixed. Zach Eflin @CHC? Feels like a hard pass to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pass

  84. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    At the last home game of every Met season, there should be a video tribute to the entire roster and staff like the end of a John Hughes movie.

    *(Everybody wants to rule the world plays in the background) Video of Yoenis in cowboy garb riding a horse , the video freezes as he starts to fall off the horse*

    Quote reads : “Yoenis has not been seen in or around Citi Field since the Obama Administration. Legend has it, Yoenis had to have both of his feet amputated after an accident on a horse. He will now transition to the big screen, where he and Noah Syndergaard will star in a western/superhero crossover. Citi Field will be hosting the premiere. Tickets start at $75.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  85. citizen5 says:
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    Lucchesi and Domingod for Clevinger?
    Is it fair?
    Trade analyzer says it’s close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  86. Randall says:
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    Looking to trade Justin Turner for Chavis. 2B for me a lost cause and have Rendon at 3B. Thoughts? Thank you!

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure, if it works.

      • Randall says:
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        Works as in you don’t think seller will take it?

        • Cram It says:
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          Correct.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  87. Gotime says:
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    12 team mixed H2H cats weekly league. Need to make room for Price and Maeda coming off IL. Thoughts on dropping Castellanos and Buttery for them? Play 3 OF which have been JDMartinez Soto, now Riley and have Tapia when in Coors. Own Iglesias and Alvarado for
    Own Escobar as well that could be a drop (although in Coors next week)
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Cast and Butt

  88. Game Of Throws says:
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    A) Adalberto Mondessi & Jack Flaherty or B) Shane Bieber / Ozzie Albies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  89. Philomath says:
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    Gray or Donkey Teeth,
    Thanks for being so great about answering the millions and billions (Carl Sagan voice) of keeper, add, drop, and trade questions. So, here is another… C.Walker or C.J.Cron for the rest of the year?

    Philomath

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  90. William Hung says:
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    Currently sporting the following SPs (standard 5 cats with Ls & K/9): Marquez, Strahm, Hendricks, Flaherty, Fried, & Martin Perez

    Would you drop any of those for Yu Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • William Hung says:
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        How about Tyler Mahle over any of those guys?

  91. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Gray,

    In a dynasty league where I need HR’s I was offered Khris Davis and Willie Calhoun for Berrios. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Davis — apples/oranges

  92. lwomack58 says:
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    Need some hitting looking at putting C. Smith as trade bait. What hitters should I be looking at?

    Offered Smith for S. Marte which owner countered with Marte for F. Vazquez which I rejected.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Marte for Vazquez, but I don’t really like Marte

      • lwomack58 says:
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        I only have one other closer worth anything.

        Which side do you like best? C. Smith for Dahl?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smith, it’s fair tho

  93. baseballbanter says:
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    Kingery or Mercado?

    No positional limitations, points league, just tryna maximize overall value.

    Both of these guys seem to be in a platoon situation. Just wondering who will have a higher usage and provide consistent points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  94. Cohen says:
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    Grey, better streamer
    Strahm vs Ariz or
    Turnbull vs Miami
    Both at home
    SON likes both starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  95. iChiro says:
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    12 team H2H, bench bat: smoak or profar ROS?
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  96. ctrengove says:
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    Grey!

    My team’s pretty good, and I tend to utilize every spot to maximize points in my weekly H2H league.

    But…. should I grab & stash Yordan Alvarez now? 10-team league, but Hiura (from myself), Riley, Rodgers, and Calhoun were all taken during 1st waiver claim after their promotions; and I’d like to not blow my FAAB on Alvarez. And my 5th OF is certainly my weakest spot.

    So conflicted… Counsel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have room, why not

  97. sportivetricks says:
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    HEY HEY G-REY,

    As usual, just checking with a human against the SoN when its recommendations give me pause. Whatcha think aboutcha Wacha hosting KC tonight? ($12.5)

    Lurrrrrveya,bro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good, bro

  98. Wilson says:
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    Lester or Price for ROS? QS/WHP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  99. Brett says:
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    Drop Luke Jackson for either Leclerc or B. Workman?

    Thanks guys! Love this place!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  100. Wilson says:
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    Worthy to trade Piscotty or F. Reyes for Price in QS/WHIP league? thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Wilson says:
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        Trade which one of mine for Price is better for my ROS? Piscotty or F. Reyes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Piscotty

  101. Earl says:
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    My team is doing well (1st so far) in a weekly 5×5 12 team roto league.

    My pitching staff is:
    Buehler, Fried, Domingo German, Gio Gonzalez, Chris Paddack, Martin Perez, Corbin Martin, Robbie Ray
    Closers are: Osuna, Mychal Givens and Jose Alvardo.

    I am doing really well for ERA, WHIP and Wins but not so much with saves (currently like 7th).

    My question is should I perhaps try and trade for a good closer but it will likely cost me a good starter or good bat? I guess I could try and get few saves from waiver wire or hope Givens and Alvardo come thru (but that looks slim chance to me).

    Thanks for advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade for a good closer… Can trade for a cheap one, or pick one up off waivers

  102. baseballbanter says:
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    Grade da Trade:

    Give: Puig, Simba Simmons, Kyle Gibson/Jordan Lyles

    Receive: Cookie Carrasco, Ketel Marte

    Would you accept as the Cookie owner? Am I being a slimy swindler? Is my girlfriend cheating on me? Will stem cells fix my ED? Please advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco side

  103. Cyler says:
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    Good stuff sir Grey. Can Jeff Bagwell maybe secretly put Tyler White and Yuli Guirriel out of their misery so the stros can call up Barry, I mean Yordan Alvarez…never thought a team could be too good to not need their best players.

    Anywho…in a 10 team Roto OPS dynasty league, keep forever, would you trade Rhys for Benintendi? Trade analyzer shows that it’s pretty close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So true on the Yordan/Tucker

      I’d want Rhys, but it’s fair

  104. avogt555 says:
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    Hold Dahl? Or pick up Choo, or Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • avogt555 says:
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        In addition to that, Hold Ed-Rod or pick up Giolito, Bassett or Montas?

        Thx, Appreciate your content each day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Giolito

  105. Dave says:
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    ROS
    Eloy or Dahl?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Dahl, maybe Eloy

      • William Hung says:
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        Dahl is hitting 3rd against Archer!!!! Bold prediction: Dahl goes 1/4 with 2 Ks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully the one is a homer

          • William Hung says:
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            he’s already 0/2 with 2 Ks… he’s got 2 more ABs to get that homer for you, but he’s already hit my K count

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Check back in with him in Coors

              • William Hung says:
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                whoa whoa whoa… this was a 1 game prediction here

                I’m fully expecting that series v. Baltimore to cure what ails Dahl, but if he keeps K-ing like he’s the 2nd coming of Adam Dunn then something’s gotta give

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s not gonna be Dunn

                  • William Hung says:
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                    I ended up pretty damn close with Dahl – 0/4 with 2 Ks, no hit but he did walk

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

  106. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Well it looks like the decision to keep Price on the IL to avoid him starting at Houston and instead playing Hapless for 2 starts will not go down as one of my finest. What a useless piece of shite he is. At least the Yanks came back. Good thing the Os Catcher can’t catch a pop up.

    Anyway, I was going to ask if I should drop Happ, but you and DT have answered about 40 times, so will do.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… No problem

  107. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Justin Turner ($30), and Jared Walsh ($5)
    So I can get Hyun-Jin Ryu ($34)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  108. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Yahoo 5×5 H2H or Roto 12 team

    Profrar or Dozier ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Hepcat13 says:
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      Also, still holding on D. Murhpy?

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  109. Dillon says:
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    Nola/Dahl/Riley for deGrom/Puig. Sounds like too much. Should I pull the trigger? I’m getting the Degrom side. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom side, it’s fair

  110. BigToeCrusher says:
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    Brendan Rodgers or Amed?
    Piscotty or Eloy?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers, Eloy

  111. erad says:
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    Colby Rasmus, that’s a name I haven’t heard in a very long time.

    Might as well bring back the Evan Longoria HR countdown!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  112. Nehocstu says:
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    Grey, your Mayesty!

    (I think) I got your reference to Rasmus hitting hr’s when he is a replacment on the short schedule day… only a few years ago, no? Even though he was only a .21x hitter for the year.

    A) Getting ready for Elvis to return!
    Drop one of Mazra, Tapia, Puig, or Kingery. Stanton coming sooner or later too…

    B) I also think the Abott & Costello rants by Ante are too long and drawn out; but I don’t have the heart to tell him. The Marx Brothers were/ARE the gold standard for quick witted repartee, and delivered their malaprops in briliant fashion.

    C) Keep up the great entertainment/work yourself; and thanks to DT as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh you got it!

      A. Kingery B. How dare you! C. Thanks!

  113. FB Rosterbator says:
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    Howdy G-Dawg,

    I have a glut of MI’s and mediocre SP though I am in first place in most Pitching Cats in a 12-team 5×5 roto. I am hurting for SB’s and Power Cats. My team is below.

    T Barnhart
    J Phegley
    J Gallo
    J Baez
    E Escobar
    J Polanco
    T La Stella
    R Hoskins
    D Dahl
    F Reyes
    G Polanco
    S Marte
    M Conforto (R)
    T Turner
    Y Puig (R)
    S Greene
    J Paxton
    M Perez
    S Matz
    M Strahm
    S Bieber
    R Iglesias
    C Sale
    C Martin
    T Glasnow (R)

    Should I try to swing a trade and look to move Trea for a power bat and settle for La Stella, EE (Profar on WW, etc?

    Or should I try to package some of my mid-tier arms for a bat?

    I know this is super vague, but I guess I’m asking what type of bat I should target with the pieces I currently own?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re hurting for SBs and you want to trade Trea? No, that’s not good

      Matz for a bat(z)?

  114. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Guys,

    Soler or Aguillar do share time as my only bench bat. Drop any of them for Yord-Alv? Limited moves so i have to think ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves

  115. sal says:
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    start strahm against the dbacks today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure

  116. JP says:
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    Pick 2 of 4 to keep:

    G. Polanco, Profar, Odor, La Stella

    Also, would you pickup Hunter Dozier over any those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella, Polanco — Sure, Dozier over Polanco

  117. Songo says:
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    Where are you on Blake Parker at the moment? Would you take him over any of the following?

    Romo
    Cishek
    Luke Jackson
    LeClerc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Leclerc

      • Songo says:
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        How about Elias?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  118. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. any of these guys any more than a streamer? who would you want? corbin martin, mahle, gibson, jimmy nelson or heaney?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, they’re streamers, in other leagues, they’re not

  119. Crime Dog says:
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    oh cool, Brendan Rodgers not starting for a second straight game. Glad i dropped fat stack$$ on him. Why even call him up? I guess 8 AB’s are all the Rockies need to see to know they should go out and get another aging vet.

    • Crime Dog says:
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      Bud Black was quoted as saying Brendan Rodgers “is ready to contribute this season”. Had I known he meant contribute by wiping off bats when it’s rainy, cleaning up dip spit and warming up the left fielder I wouldn’t have overspent on him, darn.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ridiculous

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn Bud Black to hell

  120. rhodyballer says:
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    Avisail, Marwin, Profar, Yuli or Eaton ROS – in a vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  121. Sciencetits says:
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    Chavis or Seager for MI spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  122. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, we’re going shopping for apples & oranges. 12 team keeper, pick one: Apple = Max Kepler; Orange = M. Mikolas. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Orange you glad I said apple?

  123. Shitwolf says:
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    hey man wondering about a trade… currently have mancini at 1st, but a stacked 3b/Of

    3b i have chavis/ senzel OF I have Hicks/Soto/Santana
    with Judge on IR Alvarez stashed with Eloy jim on the WW

    owner Bell offered him for my Bryant would you do that?? 5×5 obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  124. Steve says:
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    What are your thoughts on McHugh? Worth rostering in a 14t QS, K/9 or leave him on the waiver? Luke drop Kyle Gibson or Stroman for him?

    2. Like Pablo Lopez over Gibson or Stroman?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Luke drop? Prolly not 2. Nah, coin flip on matchups prolly

      • Steve says:
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        Damn autocorrect. Would you drop K Gibson or Stroman for McHugh or Mahle?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gibson for Mahle is fine by me

  125. toneDEAF! says:
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    Thoughts on Cashner? Last 30 days stats don’t look too bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      God no

  126. Yui says:
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    Cishek or Parker ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  127. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team, 6×6 OPS
    I asked a question yesterday on who to pick up (bunch of meh, settled on holding SmithJr)

    I’m back again wondering, I kinda like the stream idea of Renato Nunez for the next 5 or so days.

    What about dropping Jo-Ma or Givens?

    Jo-Ma is pretty cooled off, and if he’s not batting .320, he’s useless. Givens has left a sour taste in my mouth yesterday. I could use the saves, but the roster spot may be more valuable if he’s only a 12-15 save guy with ugly blow ups. Take on the week of Nunez or hold those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream Nunez for a week

    • Cram It says:
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      I mean, this is the same question. Nunez isn’t exactly hot but if you want him for a few games in Coors, sure, go for it. Then go back to Martinez I guess or whoever.

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        You think to drop JoMa? Just didn’t want to drop him if there was a perceived over reaction to his slump.

        Also, it’s an active 12 teamer, good chance he gets scooped too. With batters so thin, I don’t want to regret the drop. That’s all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a shallow league, you can replace Nunez next week

        • Cram It says:
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          Dude, everybody slumps. He’s a proven .300 hitter. If that, as you say, is useless for you, then don’t worry about him getting scooped up. I would rather have Jo-Ma over Renato for ROS but like Grey says, Renato should be replaceable once you’re done with him.

        • Cram It says:
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          Jesus, Jo-Ma is hitting .320 right now. And he’s 9 for his last 31. That’s hardly a slump. I don’t know what you expect from the guy.

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            He’s on pace for 12 HR. He has no speed. He can’t salvage value during his cold streaks. I know he’s been a good average hitter, hence owning him. But 3 HR? Yuck.

            • Cram It says:
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              You see a pace, I see a guy who will replicate last year with equal playing time.

            • Cram It says:
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              …which isn’t spectacular, so if you can do better on the wire/playing a hot hand, then that’s how you play fantasy baseball.

            • William Hung says:
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              What were your expectations of Jose Martinez when you picked him up? .300 AVG with 30 HRs and 110 RBIs?

              • kilkennybrian says:
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                @Cram- I’ve played fantasy over 15 years competitively, if you find my question to be novice, it’s probably lacking context.

                This specific league has a rolling waiver system that resets daily. So, if I have the 6th priority, to make ANY pick up in a day, it would process the next day and ship me back to the bottom.

                I play hot bats/streams to a fault in other leagues with easier flexibility, so I understand the dynamic. This was a league specific question that I should have explained better.

                @William- I don’t think I expect a 30 HR hitter, but 25 seems fair. It’s been 150 ABs, which is relatively small, but 3 HRs is getting frustrating. Average dependent hitters are not my cup of tea.

                • William Hung says:
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                  25 HRs is a bit high – https://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=7996&position=1B/OF

                  he never had a high ISO for that kind of power, and his career high of 17 was last year. He’s also 30

                  I would put him in a 15-20 HR .300 type hitter with a 2:1 K:BB ratio, which is his proven track record.

                • Cram It says:
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                  Well yes that changes things. I’d rather have Jo-Ma over Nunez ROS. If you’re going to be stuck with a Nunez-type I wouldn’t drop Jo-Ma for a weekend in Coors.

                  For a guy playing fantasy baseball for 15 years, you sure ask a lot of questions, which is fine, just doesn’t seem to line up with your purported experience. *slowly backs out of room*.

                  • kilkennybrian says:
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                    @William All good points. Thanks.

                    @Cram- I’m in 8 leagues. All totally varying formatting. I have plenty of decisions to make that don’t even make this board.

                    That being said, as successful as I’ve been in fantasy, I don’t pretend to know more than the experts (Grey, DT, etc.) and always look to them to give me proper valuations. My valuations tend to be formed through bias and other factors; plus, free expert advice should always be utilized.

                    This is an underrated thread forum, and I use it to the best of my advantages.

  128. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Who’s a better SP for the rest of the season? Roto league.

    Soroka or Domingo German.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka

  129. Fogimon says:
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    Hey Grey & DT,
    my favorite league is a 10 team roto auction keeper, which we are in our 13th season of with mostly the same managers. Love the aspect of signing long term deals, we even have a minor league roster (6 players under 100 game limit, 30 for pitchers). It forces me at times to think long term, albeit to my own detriment (I can’t seem to let go of Kevin Maitan).
    I’ve never won, but finish in 2nd or 3rd every season, last year losing on game #163 to Walker Buehler’s gem vs my German Marquez (a single W separated us). Because of our salary format, some teams have found advantages to ‘tanking’ in order to stockpile young cheap talent for contending down the road. It makes for some lopsided Roto standings.

    Question to you, in a keeper like this, would you rather go for broke or contend every season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contend every season

    • Cram It says:
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      You can do both.

      • Fogimon says:
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        in varying degrees Cram, yes. But there are a number of good players with expiring contracts who tend to always end up on the contending teams by seasons end, at the expense of young cheap talent. As close to real GMing as possible.
        We had a guy win 4 years in a row, but he’s also had years of 7th, and 8th, essentially being out of it by June.
        I’m in it every September, just haven’t quite been over the hump. Need some offense to do it now!

        • Cram It says:
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          Sounds like he did both. You should always be trying to win now. I don’t see the fun in stockpiling for 4 years just to win once.

  130. toolshed says:
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    Rodgers on the bench again. Only in Colorado would they call a prospect up and give him 8 at bats and maybe serve as a pinch hitter. I only got room for one: hiura or rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  131. Mookiewilson says:
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    16 team Roto with CI and MI positions and standard 5×5. Please rank for ROS: Wily Adames, David Fletcher, Ryan McMahon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher, McMahon

  132. nitro says:
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    Which side of this trade?

    Dahl and B Rodgers for W Merrifield

    12 team HTH Pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield

  133. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    I need saves. Would you drop any of Tapia, Ketel Marte ir Coldplay for Romo or Elias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo over Martin

  134. web says:
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    Martin Perez or Peacock ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  135. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Was offered S. Marte for my Hader. Marte has obviously been pretty blah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d take Marte

  136. Fabsy says:
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    Justin Turner Zack Wheeler for Vlad + Yu Darvish

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  137. William Hung says:
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    Andrew Heaney is due back this Sunday – his rehab start went well with 10 Ks, another streamer possibility through ROS as long as he makes it through ROS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  138. Monte Crisco says:
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    16 Team 6×6 H2H w/ OPS & K/BB
    Pitching is incredibly thin here. Top rated available starter is Jefry Rodriguez for context. My offense is strong and pitching commensurately neglected. My staff isn’t good enough to consistently get ratios so I need to win on bulk counting and ratios when it breaks my way.
    Do we think Yu is past his early season struggles? Is it crazy to move Albies or Hiura for Darvish? If not which one?
    -Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy to move Albies for him, Huira sounds fair

  139. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Hey Lothario
    Which side in a trade:
    Cole or Story or about even depending on needs.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Yeah, thanks. That’s what I figured based on trade analyzer and ROS. I could used pitching so just looking for a match with a guy who needs hitting.
        What do you think of Tatis for Cole

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gerrit? I’d take him

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  140. Joe Schmo says:
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    Start or sit wheeler vs WSH? Nats seem to have his number. Daily 12 team roto league. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  141. Cohen says:
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    Grey, another streamer question
    Better streamer
    Turnbull home vs Mia or
    Corbin Martin home vs White Sox
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  142. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Enjoyed article today!

    16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE (7-0 currently):

    My SP: Snell, Flaherty, Luchessi, Lester, Arrieta, Maeda (IL)
    RP: Barnes, D. Castillo, S. Greene, Doolittle, Swarak

    Hitters: Alfaro, Encarnacion, Trout, Winker, Tapia, D.Santana, Voit, Brian Dozier, H.Dozier, Dahl, C. Santana, Trout, Goodrum, A.Simmons (prolly hurt while)

    Guy wants Flaherty and mentioned DeJong. Straight up is that fair? It would leave me crap for pitching.

    He turned down my Lester for Boyd. And then turned down for Montas straight up.

    He’s also interested in Bichette i own in minors.

    I need more SP, RP(holds) and a bat.

    Should I ask for a RP w/DeJong? (owns J. HICKS, Lorenzen, Alvorado, Neris)

    Don’t think i can afford to lose a SP w/out getting one, but there could be many combos here.

    His hitting : Blackmon, DeJong, K. Davis, Bryant, Springer, Donaldson, Votto, M. Gonzalez, Realmuto.

    His SP : Montas, Boyd, S. Alcantara, C. Hamels, R. Lopez, Gausman. C. Burnes

    What kind of offers should I be asking for my Flaherty?

    Thankyou much!

    • Cram It says:
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      Bryant.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        When he says no, what else should I ask for with DeJong for Flaherty?

        • William Hung says:
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          if you need SP, why are you trading one of your best ones? this sounds like trying to trade for the sake of trading, i’d hold in your situation

        • Cram It says:
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          One of his pitchers worth a damn, which he’ll probably also reject.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see how you’re trading away Flaherty, looks like you could use pitching

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Bichette for DeJong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine to get DeJong

  143. 183414 says:
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    The Rockies deserve to have no one pay a penny to go see them play.

    They call up Rodgers to sit him. WTF ! Such horrible management and mgr.

    Worse than the Mets !!

    • cyler says:
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      Playing the hot hand…but what hand do you play when you have no hands…

      • Dave D says:
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        You swim in the pool and we call you “Bob”. You lie on the floor and we call you “Matt”. We nail you to the wall and call you “Art”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  144. Paul says:
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    What do you think about Martin Perez? Is he a guy that I should be trying to buy or is he playing over his head. Some guy in my league is trying to trade pitchers for a 1B… He is interested in Jose Martinez. OF/1B from me. Should I offer for Perez, or should I offer for he also has Keven Gausmen. Or just hold Martinez, I think he has been pretty good this year all around for hitting. I am currently shifting Martinez and Peter alonso in my 1B position and the duel eligibiliy of Martinez in nice to also put in the OF

    Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jo-Ma, it’s fair

  145. ThE sHiT says:
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    Just sent Yandy/Hunter Dozier/Domingo German for deGrom in a 14 team ESPN 6×6 league.

    I had too many bench bats (been hawking the wire a lot), wanted an ace, had Kingery and Stanton (shortly hopefully) coming off the IL, so felt like a good move on both fronts.

    How did i do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  146. 183414 says:
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    Mets keep playing washed up Frazier for J.D. Davis. MLB should force a sale of the Mets and Rockies. 2 dumbest franchises of all time !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

    • Dave D says:
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      The Angels aren’t any better and they are committing the egregious moral turpitude of wasting the talent of the greatest player of his generation.

      • 183414 says:
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        Yep, they’re in w/ the Rockies and the Mets.

  147. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Shawn Kelley is off the DL now. Keep him on my roster or Luke Jackson?
    Jackson, right?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  148. dmax04 says:
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    H2H points league that penalizes strikeouts –

    Keep 2 ROS

    Meadows
    Robles
    A Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Riley

  149. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    If Quintana loses tonight that would be 3 in a row.
    Would you drop for
    Peacock, Kikuchi, Ed-Rod or still hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks Pal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  150. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 QS
    Drop any of these arms for Mahle? I definitely use SON for the matchups and pitching is at a premium in this league.

    Canning
    C-Mart (like the counting stats and maybe returns to starting?)
    Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  151. TBone says:
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    I have Jorge Polanco at SS in a 12-team weekly 5×5 OBP league; currently in 1st.
    I’m deep at OF with Acuna, Harper, Bryant, Ozuna, and Robles (start 4).
    I can slide Bryant to 3B, but also have Vlad or Muncy.

    Would you deal Harper for:
    1)Trevor Story
    2) Trea Turner
    3) Hold for now

    Story/Turner owner wants Acuna, but I can keep him next year still so I’m not going there.

    My team has a lot of power with those mentioned above as well as Alonso at 1B and Bell at UTIL…my SB are lacking though.
    Polanco has been great thus far, but kind of boring in the counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea or Story, that order

  152. Trickrey says:
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    With Eloy being activated, I need to take him off the IL before I can make any add/drop or trades but having difficulty on who to drop. Any suggestions? At this point it might be Eloy himself…12 tm 5×5 OBP, QS, SV+H league

    C – Christian Vazquez
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Chavis
    3b – Austin Riley
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Bryant
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench – Dahl, Voit, B Rodgers
    IL – Eloy

    SP – Buehler, Carrasco, Flaherty, Paddack, Caleb Smith, Giolito, Wheeler
    RP – Pressly, Diego Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

      • Trickrey says:
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        Sad to hear but fair. Goddamn Rockies!!

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. Jax says:
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    Hold on Aguilar, or drop for Profar, Moreland, or White Walker? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  154. OaktownSteve says:
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    Giancarlo homered in a rehab game. Signs of life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he returns and hits 40 homers in 4 months, then glory be

  155. Ed says:
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    Happy Pre- HumpDay ( Do with that what you will ha!)

    Start Quintana against the Phils? or sit him? I have German & G Marquez and Verlander all going today so won’t leave me short on pitching in the least?
    Thoughts?
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all of them

  156. HIDE ME says:
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    Hiura or Ohtani ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  157. TBone says:
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    In 1st in a 12-team weekly 5×5 OBP league.
    I’m deep at OF with Acuna, Harper, Bryant, Ozuna, and Robles (start 4).
    I can slide Bryant to 3B, but also have Vlad or Muncy.

    Would you deal Harper for:
    1)Trevor Story
    2) Trea Turner
    3) Hold for now

    Story/Turner owner wants Acuna, but I can keep him next year still so I’m not going there.

    C – who cares
    1 – P Alonso
    2 – Muncy / Senzel
    3 – Vlad
    S – Polanco
    O – Acuna
    O – Harper
    O – Bryant
    O – Robles / Ozuna
    U – Bell

    My team has a lot of power…my SB are lacking though.
    Polanco has been great thus far, but kind of boring in the counting stats.

    • TB says:
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      oops…

    • Cram It says:
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      Take Turner.

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      1 or 2, take Turner if you need the steals

  158. JC says:
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    As a Luke Jackson owner, I am concerned about:

    1. Newcomb
    2. Kimbrel
    3. The question you received today regarding Webb or Newcomb.

    Is Luke a hold or drop in a 12 teamer, holds and saves league? My pen is Jackson, Robles, Neris and Crick. Parker is the best on the wire. He’s burned me before. Try him again or hold?

    • Cram It says:
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      Why do people hate Parker? He’s got a 1.10 ERA and WHIP under 1. How could he have burned you?

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I’ve noticed Grey low on Parker too. I guess because he gets vultured a fair amount. But I own him everywhere and he’s been great; plus he’s on a solid team. I think Parker > Jackson

        • Cram It says:
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          Really? Yeah I guess he’s not the unheralded 9th inning guy there, but he’s got more saves than those that are. Shocked he’s even available.

      • JC says:
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        Last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  159. Bill says:
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    Would you rather have Eloy or Dahl in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  160. Paul says:
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    Goldschmidt and Wil Myers for Bieber, Weaver, and Jose Martinez

    What side wins?

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      Probably Goldschmidt unless you really could use the arms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  161. prey879 says:
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    Trying to maneuver a way for both but if I can only fit one would you rather Peacock or Giolito in a QS league?

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      Giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  162. Dancin Homer says:
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    Currently have the following 3 players on my DL (max of 3 DL spots):

    Taillon
    Clevinger
    Jimmy Nelson

    Would you drop Nelson to add Heaney?

    Assuming no one adds Nelson, I should be able to stash him back on the DL once I drop a couple other streaming SP’s who are going in the next couple days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  163. Charlie says:
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    Redraft H2H points
    Which side do you like more?

    Paddack/Strahm/Tatis Jr.
    or
    Nola/Price/Seager?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis

      • Charlie says:
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        What if Tatis and Seager were flip flopped?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How can two players flip flop on opposite of the trade?

      • Charlie says:
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        I have Tatis and Seager, so I was basically seeing which combination was better.
        Which side do you like better here?

        Paddack/Strahm/Seager
        for
        Nola/Price and I move Tatis off my bench to SS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t trade for Nola

  164. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Starting Pitching staff consists of: Archer, Wheeler, Corbin, E. Rodriquez, Soroka, Gibson, Lucchesi, Clevinger (IL). 15 team league. Anyone worth dropping for Heaney as he comes off the IL?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  165. Raider says:
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    10 tm h2h keeper with OPS as a category.
    send Austin riley for raisel iglesais? Don’t especially need a closer but taking rileys place would be combo of buxton, olson… THoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  166. toolshed says:
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    Mikolas or Mahler ros? Mikolas has been a huge disappointment. I knew his k rate wasn’t going to be good but everything else is a mess too

    • toolshed says:
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      Mahle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

  167. Keith Labelle says:
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    I’m in a 12-team 5×5 roto.

    Dealt Conforto, Franmil and La Stella for G. Cole. Thoughts?

    Pick up Cl. Frazier, Eaton, Profar, Avisail or Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like too much

      Profar

  168. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Pence or Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Forgot Colorado home 9 days (starting Friday).
        Pick 1: Tapia; Rodgers; or Pence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tapia

  169. Pat says:
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    A day early, but has Giolito reached status that you are pitching him @HOU tomorrow? It’s a 12 tm roto league w/ QS. I’m currently amongst leaders in K’s, ERA and WHIP but slacking in QS if that makes a difference…

    • Pat says:
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      2 days early actually lol. His start is Thursday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  170. lwomack58 says:
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    Is Ryan McMahon going to Coors Field this weekend worthy of a pickup. I have one roster spot open.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If that’s your best option

  171. Steve says:
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    Would you trade Brandon Lowe for Brendan Rodgers?
    10 Team H2H – Goldy, Muncy, Story, Hunter Dozier, Acuna, Robles, Starling Marte, Khris Davis, Jean Segura, Jorge Polanco, Giancarlo, Conforto, Justin Upton, Bo Bichette, Yordan Alvarez, Cavan Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. OaktownSteve says:
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    Lindor already with 7 homers and 5 steals. Could get to 30 and 20 pretty easily at that rate. I’ll take it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I autodrafted him in Cutline… have been happy, not as much with Jo-Ram autodrafting

  173. Alex says:
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    Just got offered Freeland for Chavis. I have Chavis should I take the trade? Desperately need starting pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  174. aardvark says:
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    Which side?
    Gallo/ segura or freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • aardvark says:
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        Even if segura is a bench bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gallo nearly = Freeman, Segura is too much of a throw in

          • aardvark says:
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            Ok thanks grey as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  175. prestige says:
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    Best chance at the W this week?

    Perez at Angels (Harvey)
    Mengden home vs. Mariners (LeBlanc)
    Font home vs. Tigers (Carpenter)

    Or all bad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez is ok

  176. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Looking to add some power.

    Matt Olson is available as a FA

    Would you drop W. Calhoun or B. Hamilton for him? If so which one? (Have Senzel and J. Ramirez for speed if you think that is enough to let go of Hamilton, idk maybe I am overvaluing Hamilton for speed)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  177. Dan says:
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    In 14 team h2h points league was offered Eddie Rosario/ Pablo Lopez for my Ryu/ Mercado

    My other pitchers: Verlander, Buehler, Bieber, Giolito, Woodruff, Luchessi.

    My Current OF: Conforto, Pham, Castellanos, Peralta, Soler

    Thinking of accepting – agree/disagree? your wisdom is appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario side

  178. ThE sHiT says:
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    The guy balked at Yandy in the deal cuz of the HBP the other day, so had to change it up. Now its Domingo German/Hunter Dozier/Verdugo for deGrom. I still like it for me. Especially since Bauer is crapping the bed again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah works for me

  179. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Most effective SP/RP eligible reliever in a Holds league – Junior Guerra or Sean Newcomb?

    I’m leaning Guerra…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Don’t want to come off like a dick (and it’s a couple of pretty lame guys to be comparing) but what’s your thinking there? Or is it a bit of coin toss?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, it’s close, I figured Newcomb might be used in my high stakes slots, but you can go Guerra

  180. Uye says:
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    Hiura or Greg Polanco for runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  181. Help says:
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    Can you rank these pitchers I’m being asked to offer up two for goldschmidt and I don’t know which two to pick… Marquez, Wheeler, Bieber, Soroka, Tanaka, Weaver

    I know any two is a fair offer but I don’t want to choose wrong here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka and Weaver or Tanaka

  182. Help says:
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    Can you rank these pitchers Weaver, Marquez, Wheeler, Bieber, Tanka
    I am being asked to send two in a trade for Goldschmidt
    I know any two is a fair offer but I don’t want to pick wrong… these are all my top pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  183. frankgrimes says:
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    Hey Rudy! Tomorrow’s headline.

    Bauer the Broken.

    Swish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice

    • ha. i have him in tout wars so trying to keep a little faith. brutal stretch.

  184. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Pence vs Greg Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  185. First Time Caller says:
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    1. My OF is so bad that I actually regret dropping Adam Jones! 12 teamer, H2H so I can be patient. All about September. Best on the wire: McNeil, Hamilton, Grichuk, Mercado, Fletcher, Goodwin, Tapia. My OF: Acuna, Hoskins, Maz, Polanco, Mallex and Myers. We play five. Myers last 30 days hitting .164 with 49% K rate. Plus he sits, so while I have hung in there with him….is it time to let him go? Btw, no trade takers for him either. Hold or deal?

    2. Please pick three that are most likely be a closer come September? I know, not a fair question but there you have it…..Parker, Robles, Neris, Jackson, Newcomb, Strop,

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      1. If you’re worried about Sept, I’d hold Myers 2. None of them — Strop, Neris, Parker

      • First Time Caller says:
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        Thank you. Yes, I focus on building my roster for a playoff run. All or nothing approach. Second place is awful LOL

        • Grey

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          No problem

  186. Drew says:
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    In 16-team Ops keeper, which side do you like? Vladito and DeGrom for JRam and Verlander? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  187. The Other JC says:
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    My Neris and Strasburg for his Bryant.
    . My pitchers are Carrasco, Strasburg, Castillo, Berrios, Kikuchi and Bieber in a 12 team league. I would backfill with either Hill or stream. Hill just got put on waivers shockingly so unsure if I will get him.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

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      Bryant

      • The Other JC says:
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        Ok, deal is done. Turned out he wanted Luke Jax instead of Neris. Thanks.

        So my “new team” is below. Need wire advice now! I have one move without having to make a drop.

        Carrasco, Berrios, Bieber, Castillo, Kikuchi
        Neris, Parker, Robles

        Wire: Hill, Means, Maeda, Lucchesi, Heaney, Eickhoff, Matz, Teheran, Strahm, (please rank top three)

  188. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. would you drop corbin martin or bassitt for heaney?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  189. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty (i already had to drop bader, which sucks, and probably shouldn’t have, but STL is fucking (and had been) with his playing time for weeks; still, probably should’ve dropped like kiermaier or somebody, but steals hard to find), lots of added stuff, slugging, OBP over AVG, total bases, hits, OPS, steals %. for pitchers holds, K/9, K/BB, QS, net saves. 4 NA slots and up to 7 max prospect slots (150/50 at bats/innings max). anybody added after slow draft cannot be prospect list slotted but could be NA’d on active roster. trying to get cron in here and have to activate tellez. roto. after 2 years of being 1-2 most of the time i’ve fallen to 5th. jose ram not helping here.
    C jansen (had drafted him at end of 2nd round in slow draft, but lately have been streaming different catchers)
    1B miggy
    2B jose ram (3B)
    SS semien
    3B chapman
    MI ronny rod (tons of positions)
    CI mancini (1B/LF)
    LF desmond (1B/CF)
    CF mookie (RF, got him at like 11th in opening year draft a couple of years ago, was nuts then as i pointed out, is more so since)
    RF jd mart (LF, got him cheap too since he missed about a month in that draft year)
    OF meadows (all OF)
    OF pence (LF/RF)
    util c.stewart (LF), mcmahon (1-3B)
    BN (this many only from not wanting to drop people, would rather at least one more SP here, but FA is barren): tapia (LF, and good to own desmond/him together), brocktune (PIT, LF/RF), kiermaier (CF)
    DL (infinite, we have fake rosters for more than 5 or suspended guys): r-zimm (1B)
    NA (4): kieboom (could send down to stash cron here), trammell (LF)
    SP (max 1750 innings): carrasco, paddack, morton, thornton, kelly (these last 2 had been streamers but only even half decent FA SP is pab lopez, lots of long men like cessa/j.james out there)
    RP (max 6, one P slot): rivero (vazquez), yates, rogers, bearclaw, wittgren, crick
    DL: kelley, lugo
    NA: reyes, kimbrel
    prospect list: tellez, mize, m.baez, kirilloff (me very happy to hear he’ll get 1B), larnach, k.robinson, x.edwards and extra DL guys being: cueto, shoemaker, morrow
    who’s my drop for calling up tellez (could be him) he’s over his at bats. i could slide kieboom or trammell into prospect list, add cron to NA on active.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      clearly this team needs some pitching, any stashed of SP better than cron here when i make this move of tellez up (or dropped) and kieboom sent down? all the standard guys are owned already (if i didn’t care about making close to my innings this year could add j.james but he’s been pretty bad mostly) but these are out there: l.allen, j.suarez.

      • Grey

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        Meh, I guess Allen

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          ok, so l.allen over k.cron with this exact roster. and drop tellez not kiermaier/c.stewart/desmond (does at least work as a handcuff to tapia and obv COL). surprisingly tapia was dropped (but i guess that’s exactly what the guy who won bader for 15 thought too, but gotta think tapia has higher upside since COL + more playing time + bader has at NO level ever been even close to as good against righties as lefties)

          • Grey

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            I’d prolly lose Kiermaier or Stewart… Not a fan of Kiermaier at all, as you know

    • Grey

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      Lose Tellez

  190. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Quick q, 14TM H2H points, Bauer and Peraza or Eloy and Paddack?

    Trade Analyzer says it’s close, don’t want to lose innings at the end of the year.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

      • CloudTown says:
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        Thanks Grey, appreciate it! You’re the best!

        • The Harrow says:
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          yr likely to lose innings but gone varnish is already losing playing time and will get worse when scooter’s back. and there’s more reason to think eloy eventually will be worth a bit more anyway even if we assumed peraza’s playing time isn’t getting hurt.

        • Grey

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          No problem

  191. Mark says:
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    Mahle a hold or stream in a 12 team mixed league? Is his realistic upside a number 2, or not that high? Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Realistic #3, 2 feels like an overreach

      • Mark says:
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        Thanks Grey, but you think he’s a hold?

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          (as opposed to a stream in a 12 team mixed)

  192. The Harrow says:
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    signs of life (first time this year probably, DEF in back to back days) from JBJ. somebody told him about how much the raters liked him since he hit the ball so damn hard last year.

  193. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Are we thinking that Leclerc could be close to getting back in the hot seat?

  194. prestige says:
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    Martin Perez only a $1 play at Angels tomorrow. SON just hating or not a fan of the start either?

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