Jose Altuve is on pace for 60 homers.  He can’t even reach the cereal in the morning!  If an opposing manager were to ask to see Altuve’s bat, they would crack it open to reveal gumballs because he’s the leader of the lollipop guild.  If the major leagues were to institute a Daffy Duck ‘You Have To Be This Tall’ sign before getting to the batter’s box, Altuve would need his mother to escort him into the batter’s box every time.  That’s assuming she’s tall enough!  If she’s not, who does he get?  His uncle?  Erik Kratz?  If might were height, Jose Altuve would be a giant.  That much is true.  I love that lil’ bugger!  I want a Teddy Ruxpin in the shape of Altuve to cuddle at night.  Last night, he went 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 9th homer, hitting .330.  So, the question is, can he keep it up?  Up is not a word I associate with Altuve, and, no, he can’t keep it up.  No one could keep up this pace.  Of course, he’s still a .315 hitter with an easy 110 runs, 35 steals and 70 RBIs, i.e., a top ten bat.  So, keep it up?  No, not without four phonebooks under him.  Do enough to make you glad you didn’t sell high?  As a French dwarf would say, “Wee!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Devenski – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.46 after two starts and some mop-up duty like Carol Burnett in the credits.  Devenski was never a top prospect.  At one point, he was a player to be named later in a Brett Myers trade.  Myers, member him?  He’d be suspended so much nowadays.  Devenski throws around 92 MPH and profiles as a number five, which is when you pee on two poops.

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 3 ER.  But-but-but everyone’s already gave up on Giles!  Gregerson won’t be out this quickly, but he was assumed to be behind Giles in the spring for a reason; he’s not as good.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and 2 steals (4, 5).  It’s my favorite Martin!  Okay, I’ve seen enough; I went to pick him up in every one of my leagues, and, of course, he was owned already.  Here’s hoping you have better luck.

Brad Boxberger – Nearing a rehab assignment.  To put that in terms people can understand, the racehorse that lost its last three races was shot in the head.  Then a man with giant scissors that he bought from a mayor that lost his last election and will no longer be doing ribbon-cuttings, cut the horse up and sent the meat to McDonald’s.  Soon that meat will be processed into a burger that will be placed in a box.

Ben Revere – Joined the Nationals in Chicago, but didn’t play yesterday.  Instead, Ben went to the Chicago Zoo, saw the giant mirrored bean and posed for photos with George Wendt.

Joe Ross – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.23.  I’ve been giving JB some crap about how high he’s ranking Ross in his pitcher rankings (22nd!), but yesterday’s game goes a long way towards making me a believer with nine Ks in under seven innings.  Of course, it was vs. the Cubs’ B lineup.  Now, now, no undercutting it.  (Though, seriously, it was the B lineup.)

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He’s not in the Buy column coming later today, because he gives me a major case of the yawns.  With the said, Werth is smoking hot (3 homers in the last six games, hitting near-.350 in the last week).

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Bit surprised Maddon moved Zobrist out of the two-hole, but I bet his hot bat gets him moved back up.  Dot dot dot.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I have no idea what Maddon’s going to do.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Hendricks is such a solid, upstanding individual that his ERA and xFIP are virtually the same.  No tricks with Hendricks!

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I guess I shouldn’t have expected 7 IP, 15 Ks, but I can’t help feel disappointed.  DeGrommit, it’s the Padres!  C’mon!

Wil Myers – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .302.  If he would’ve done this last year, people would’ve been talking about how he’s breaking out.  This year everyone’s like, “Whatever, you disappointed last year.”

Derek Norris – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Just in time, he was about to be tagged DNR.

Colin Rea – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  You used to Colin on my cellphone…Last night, when you need my fantasy stream.  That could only mean one thing.  I know when the hitters got no swing.  You used to Colin on my cellphone…

Alfredo Simon – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 9.86.  Yesterday, Simon was firing on all cylinders, so DUCK!

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Bruuuuuuuuuuuce!  U’s see?

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer and 3rd in three games.  Yesterday, I said hot schmotato; today, I say, see yesterday.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Okay, there’s something to be said about how awful the Brewers’ pitching is.

Domingo Santana – Sat out again with a lat issue.  I once sat, only to realize I grabbed the wrong drink, which I recall saying, “I have a latte issue.”  Maybe those aren’t similar circumstances.

Alex Presley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I hope after he blasted that homer he screamed, “Presley has left the building!”

Chris Carter – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  On a scale of one to ten for how shocked I’d be if Carter hit 40 homers, I’d put it at about a four with less than moderately shocked.

Tommy MiloneTwins waived him.  In other words, the Twins told Milone, “Cheers!”

Kevin Gausman – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (zero walks), 4 Ks vs. the Yankees.  The Yankees right now look like a team of former All-Stars that Kevin Costner wrangled together to have one more go at it.  Or maybe Kevin James.  Or maybe Kevin Gausman just made them look that terrible.  About a week ago, I gave you my Kevin Gausman fantasy.  I said there that he had the stuff to be a number one or two, so far so one.

Zach Britton – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks as he returned.  O’Day returns to setup and putting odd-shaped objects in front of Britton’s path.

Masahiro Tanaka – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.29, WHIP at 0.92.  Since his tendon became a dangling noun, he doesn’t have the K-rate like he had his first year nor the velocity, but his control is still impeccable, and his xFIP is 2.92.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 4th steal.  Eaton’s on pace for a boring but productive season.  Don’t see him being this year’s Pollock.  Besides, he’s Lithuanian.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  On Sunday, I was like, “Great, Avisail is hurt, I’ll play Delino in my weekly league.”  On Thursday, Avisail returns with a homer, and Delino is redecorating a dog house.  Weekly leagues are so frustrating.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .400 in the last week.  I picked him up for the batty call, then someone in the comments yesterday told me to grab Anthony Gose, so I did.  Gose ended up not playing.  That was awesome.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Five over-the-internet dollars says Hanley goes off for the next month, culminating with his 15th homer and a pulled hamstring.

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-5 and his 4th homer.  The Red Sox lineup reminds me of what the Yankees wish they had.  Old ass men actually producing.

Jung Ho Kang – Could be activated today.  Great, now Polanco will be batting ninth, pinch-hitting for the pitcher.

Maikel Franco – Received a mental day off yesterday, so why was it I saw him doing a Sudoku?  Hmm?

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (2 BBs), 2 Ks, 1 Homer Allowed, ERA at 4.21.  Stream-o-Nator predicted a line of 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (2 BBs), 1 Homer Allowed, 5 Ks.  5 Ks?!  He only got 2!  Geez, what a rip!

Matt Adams – Has a knee contusion after colliding with Darin Ruf at first base.  The collision was described by people who saw it as “The Moobable Object crashing into The Moobable Force.”

Aledmys Diaz – Sat yesterday to give Ruben Tejada at-bats.  Jon Morosi of Fox Sports said look for the Cardinals to ‘find creative ways’ to keep Diaz in the lineup when Peralta returns.  WOW!  Hard-hitting analysis!  Really?  The Cardinals, who regularly rotate 14 guys into eight spots, will manage to play Aledmys when Peralta returns?  That’s absolutely crazy!  Is water wet?  Is it?  I’m dying to know!  I think there’s an N missing in Morosi.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  This matchup vs. the Phils at home couldn’t have been more cushy if it took place while everyone was balanced on Matt Adams’s belly.

Brandon Moss – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th homer.  Random Prediction Alert!  Moss will finish the year with 25+ homers, then next year, you’ll look at him in the preseason and be like, “Damn, look at his power, and at such a discount.  I’m gonna draft Moss late!”  Then you’ll get a week into next season and realize why you didn’t own him in 2016, he only plays three times a week.

Garrett Richards – Scratched from today’s start with fatigue.  He sounds like he has mono.  Has he been making out with Carlos Martinez?

Adam Conley – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  And you didn’t think there was that much pitching to draft.  Conley has a 9.5 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 and a 3.79 xFIP, which is better than your current fifth starter.  How do I know who your fifth starter is?  Because I’m standing behind you.  Hey!

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .330.  Quietly having a solid first month-plus.  He says it is the best he’s felt in May since he went to his prom.  Which was last year.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .319.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  It’s a real doozy!  *hiccup*  Sorry, I meant I wrote it while boozy.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Who was it again that said he was the sleeper of the year?  I’ll give you a hint, it’s the same guy that told everyone to draft DeShields.  Ah, yes.  That is I.

Michael Fulmer – 5 IP, 5 ER.  I’m going to leave my Tom Collins on the counter of this darkly lit ISIS-run bar and go to the bathroom.  I’m sure it will be fine!  *five hours later*  It’s chilly in here.  Wait, why has my torso been opened like a lunchbox.  AH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Trevor Bauer – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Speaking of roofies, Bauer is like a perennial rookie in that he’s never outgrown unreliability.  Since he never grows up, I’m going to call him, The Toys R Us Kid.

Michael Brantley – 4-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, average up to .276.  Well, look what the cat dragged in!  A piece of yarn?  Not now, Random Italicized Voice.

Chris Gimenez – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  If you’re a Carlos Gomez owner, you can look real fast at Chris Gimenez and almost think Gomez homered.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Where he was once a partier who would expose his mother’s breasts for a snapshot and jog with a cigarette in his mouth.  He’s now aging gracefully.  Regal, windswept and majestic.  Mike Napoli, you are America’s Kathy Bates, who I believe lives in New Mexico, which, after November, will be removed from our country.

Hunter Pence – Got yesterday off as a ‘maintenance day.’  He just sat on the bench, licking his feathers and sitting on his 18-pound eggs.

Matt Cain – 4 IP, 6 ER vs. Chris Rusin – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Cain + Rusin = Inca Ruins.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  *screaming into an industrial-sized fan*  Diiiiiiiid sommmmmmmeonnnnnnnnnnne saaaaaaaaay Torrrrrrrrrenado?

Trevor Story – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Meh, he’s so last month!

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs.  It takes a certain kind of terrible pitching to simulate Coors Field in San Fran, but Cain and The Mazzacre (1/3 IP, 7 ER) were able to pull it off.  Is it still the 5th inning in San Fran?  Fo’realies, how is Vin Mazzaro in the league still?  The Mazzacre cannot be stopped!

Michael SaundersBlue Jays scored 11 runs and Saunders didn’t play.  Holy sit!

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  All it takes is one big game with Pillar in the leadoff role for Gibbons to scratch his butt, eat a banana and leave Pillar in the leadoff spot for the next month.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.50.  Happ-iness is getting an eleven run lead.

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He looks like he’s catching fire like that movie/book I never watched/read.

Delino DeShields – 0-for-1 as he pinch-hit.  Choo’s not even back and Delino’s already lost his job.  I wish someone would’ve sent me a sign to avoid him.

Derek Holland – 2 2/3 IP, 11 ER in Toronto.  I guess ‘going Dutch’ means something entirely different in Canada.  Like a date where you cover a girl in caribou hide and shower her in poutine poots.

  1. Leon says:
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    Leonys over Delino at this point?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Leon: might as well.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I am also looking at M upton and d santana over deshizz what do you guys think?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Leon: Move on from Delino. Check back in June.

  2. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    guessing pineda is the sit in this one if one is sitting, at least till he doesn’t get destroyed.
    liriano @ STL 0.0
    pineda vs BOS 9.9
    porcello @ NYY 1.3

    and yes dynasty is why i’m owning pineda interlooper smartypantses.

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    You have a date with streamonator, a fine dining experience of eating crow on Joe Ross.

  4. Blinzler says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I guess all is said and done about Delino if in like 5 chances you never wrote Deshizznit anymore but went by Delino mostly or DeShields.

    Bummer.

    Ok, to depressed to write something positive, but keep up the great work.

  5. Wywyz says:
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    Time to drop deshields? Pick up Dietrich or Danny Santana?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wywyz: pick up Dannnys

  6. ferris says:
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    Alfredo Simon jokes always KILL.

  7. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Sitting pretty at the moment but have 5 closers and want to push one for some value. 12T H2H, gonna pull the lineup drop here:

    C- Castillo
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Odor
    3B – Machado
    SS – Story
    OF – Betts
    OF – Springer
    OF – Polanco
    UTIL – Belt
    UTIL – Conforto

    SP: Strasburg, Quintana, Liriano, Matz, Rodon, Hammel, [Streamer]
    RP: Rosenthal, Ramos, McGee, Rodney, J Smith

    My debate is adding some more speed or boosting the starters. The lineup has speed they just haven’t run too much, outside Mookie, so far this year. Would you try and flip a closer for a speedster like B Hams in the hopes he sticks at the 2 spot? Better to snag another starter or upgrade a starter? Thanks for any input Grey!

  8. Eric says:
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    Pitching:

    Lester
    Archer
    Harvey
    Smyly
    CMart
    Ross
    Velasquez
    Kennedy

    Britton
    Jeffress
    Neris

    Drop any of above for Gausman, Tillman, Conley, A Sanchez, M Moore?

    • Fister Furnush says:
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      @Eric:

      Kennedy for Gausman

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Eric: Kennedy for Sanchez

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: Kennedy for Gausman

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Eric: Kennedy for Gausman

    • Cram It says:
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      @Eric: Kennedy for Sanchez

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Eric: the guys saying Sanchez must not have noticed Gausman is there. He’s easily the guy to get here.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @FKA Ralph: Gausman pitched one good game, Sanchez looks ready to take it to the next level, Gaus has teased us before..

        • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: uhhh AAron has also teased us before and is younger and has less experience.

      • Cram It says:
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        @FKA Ralph: I’d pump the brakes on Gausman.

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @Eric: switch out Kennedy and velasquez for sanchez and gausman

      • Baby Kardashian says:
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        @Baby Kardashian: scratch that don’t drop V.V.

        • Baby Kardashian says:
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          @Baby Kardashian: or drop Neris to add room for both gausman and sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Kennedy for Gausman

  9. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Are we starting Hill @ BAL today? So nervous

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: start him, he has been pitching well.

    • bigbear says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I’m not… though he’s the type of pitcher the O’s seem to have trouble with. See Tanaka’s write up up (stutterer) there.

  10. Kenny Plane says:
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    Grey – I was offered Kyle Seager for my Wacha,leaning towards yes, what say you?

    Thanks

    • Chadaristic says:
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      @Kenny Plane: I would do that immediately.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kenny Plane: take the deal.

        • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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          @Andrew Connolly:
          No that will be coming from Kimmel and Bits, and bits and bits and more bits.

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @Kenny Plane: am I missing something? Why is everybody reacting like this is a lopsided deal?

  11. Crock says:
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    Franco/Polonco or Frazier/Brantley?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Crock: Franco/Polanco

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Crock: Toddfather

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Quimmy: Frazier

    • Cram It says:
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      @Crock: Frazier

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Crock: close. If keeper/dynasty I would take Franco/Polanco. In redraft it is close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crock: Agree with others

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: which others, they gave differing opinions.

  12. Chud says:
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    ROS- Danny Santana or Villar?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chud: Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Agree with MP

  13. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like any of these guys over anyone in my lineup? If you like more than one of the guys, please let me know so I can back them up on waivers:

    Duvall, leonys martin, or cozart:

    My team: yahoo mixed h2h 12 teams standard 5×5 category;
    C: hundley
    1B: e5
    2b: schoop
    3b: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    Of: Harper jupton Marte
    Util: burns , Khris Davis
    Bench: Baez

    Thanks !

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I think I’d hold.

  14. Nittanychris says:
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    Great stuff! Who do you prefer ROS only, standard 5×5 Roto categories?
    Randal Grichuk or Khris Davis?
    Thanks!

  15. Chadaristic says:
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    10 team H2H category dynasty league.

    Would you drop Delino for Odubel Herrera?

    Also could drop Anthony Rendon and/or Addison Russell for Nick Castellanos and/or Javier Baez, would you do either?

    Caveat is I only have 44 moves left for the season.

    • Chadaristic says:
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      @Chadaristic: To clarify, it’s an 11 category league with the 10 normal categories plus OPS.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chadaristic: I’d want Odubel over Delino

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Chadaristic: Drop DeShizz for O’Shizz…hold on the other.

  16. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Leonwise over Delino. Deshizz is headed for Round Rock the minute Choo returns. Desmond is the new CF. On another note, the Grande Dolar looks to be headed for a .235, 18 HR year. Is it possible he is a Latin 29 or maybe 38 in people years?

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    Probably a silly question, but would you dump Daniel Norris for Gausman at this point? I keep waiting for him to get the call, but it’s hard to not grab Gausman at this point. My other worst pitcher is Rodon, and I have no idea really what to expect from that guy. Thoughts?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Killer joe: I’d take Gausman over Norris.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Killer joe: Drop Norris for Gausman. Rodon has too much upside to drop at this point.

    • Killer joe says:
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      @Killer joe: Preciate it guys. By the way Grey, thanks for all the nuggets you shared during the offseason. The rest of my staff (Salazar, Walker, Matz, Smyly, Nola, Ventura, Iglesias) has turned out not too shabby thus far, and I feel like they were all steals where I got them.

      Thanks for the great work!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  18. Jon Boba says:
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    Hicks, DeShields…man what nuggets you shared this off season. Half of my AL only team will be in the minors by the end of the month. Your April showers commit me to listen to Ray Flowers.

    And that’s me quoting me!

    Peace and love but I am done with the Razz and rankings that tanked faster than ESPN’s…

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Jon Boba: dont let the door….

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        @Quimmy:
        Hit ya where the good lord split ya….

    • Tvators says:
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      @Jon Boba: yeah, not your fault, blame Razz, see ys

      • Big Mike says:
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        @Tvators: Yeah, my all-Razzball team is languishing in first place, barely 15 points up on the rest of the league with DeShizz on the bench while Odor, Lindor, Polanco, Arenado and Mookie are forced to play. Kinda sucks.

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Jon Boba:
      Remember, as your friends at ESPN like to say…Its YOUR team…

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Jon Boba: H8ers gonna H8

      what about castellanos, belt, lawrie just 3 to name off the top of my head that grey picked out as sleepers

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon Boba: You weren’t supposed to draft them in the 1st and 2nd round.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jon Boba: When someone gives you guys at the end of a draft that could turn out to be great value for where they are being drafted, it shouldn’t be a big deal if you have to move on….unless you drafted them too high, but that must be Razzballs fault too….Peace out BIATCH!!

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: this hurt Grey more than us (even if we DID draft delino in 80% of our leagues, as i did, or trade for him in 3 dynasties), at least in my case i waited till right before his ADP (maybe 20 spots higher in some cases) Grey was grabbing him at like 130 overall (tell me if i’m wrong on that one)

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Blinzler: @Jon Boba: Not cool man. Grey is a god. Gods obviously make mistakes sometimes…for instance Johnny Manziel, Iggy Azalea, Tehol and yourself.

  19. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Are Pineda and Eovaldi still rosterable in a 12 team weekly lineup league? I find them on my bench every week, but not many (if any) free agent options.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: I’d hold, season is still very young.

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: Yah, I’m about there myself. If there was a no-brainer add, they’d be gone. Can’t trust em.

  20. Adam says:
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    Please rank Gausman, Conley, Hill. ROS
    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Adam: Hill, Gaus

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Adam: Gausman, Hill, Conley

    • Cram It says:
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      @Adam: Conley, Hill, Gaus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Hill, Gaus

  21. Adam says:
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    dyson or villar ROS
    Need steals

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Adam: Villar

  22. Cellphne says:
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    Jaime/ joe Ross/ gausman/ liriano how donyounthink ros?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Cellphne: Jaime, Gausman, Ross

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cellphne: Liriano, Gausman, Ross

  23. Cellphne says:
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    Would you trade a $10 goldy for $10 altuve in a keep forever league.. Thanks much

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cellphne: Id want Goldy

  24. Oppsoops says:
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    George springer and Giancarlo for goldy and Taiwan

    Springer and Giancarlo for goldy/mazara/ Roark.

    Thanks

    • Oppsoops says:
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      @Oppsoops:

      Oh it’s a keeper league. All guys around the same keeper price
      Springer $14
      Giancarlo $33
      Goldy $13
      Taiwan $10

    • Cram It says:
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      @Oppsoops: Springer in both

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Oppsoops: agree with Cram

  25. Moneyball says:
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    The guy who asked if he should keep Daniel Norris or pickup Kevin Gausman doesn’t deserve to have internet.

    Story (28 Rockies games) 162 projection: 127 runs, 64 HR, 139 RBI, 12 SB… 250 K’s (who cares!)

    • EazyE says:
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      @Moneyball:with a name like Moneyball, we should listen to you… Sighhhh

  26. BambooLounge says:
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    One more “drop Delino for…” question for you.

    ESPN Weekly League Roto 5×5

    What should the waiver order be out of the following (player going into UTL slot):

    Ozuna, Lowrie, L. Martin, K. Marte, Werth, Bradley Jr, Dietrich, Cozart

    Side note: After looking at my waiver wire, is this the deepest MI has ever been?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @BambooLounge: JBJ, Lowrie, Martin, Marte, Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BambooLounge: Not sure if it’s deep as much as so many similar guys… Ozuna, Cozart

  27. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Guess who the top SS in baseball is the past week?

    Trevor Story.

    I guess everyone has adjusted to him after week 1, and he can be dropped now! I swear in September when Story has a 80/25/80/.250/20 line as a SS, the experts will still be saying, “an adjustment is just around the corner, sell high!”

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse: I’m sure Story appreciates the Karma train you’re diverting his way.

    • Scott says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse: He’s going to have ups and downs just like every other player in the history of baseball.
      #BallDontLie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse: He has one steal a month, he’s getting 20? If hits .250, he’ll be worth it… It’s the .210 months, I’d be worried about

  28. Dark night says:
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    I’ve been having some pretty “dark nights” scratching my head after Harvey takes the mound..

    I bought into the buy low a couple weeks ago but haven’t seen anything to allude that’s he will get out of this funk. That said he’s a minimum keeper in my keeper league (no keeper restrictions) at $10 where Degrom and arrieta got drafted for $40 this year.

    What’s his trade value if I’m targeting another pitcher or an outfielder? Or should I hold hoping things turn around

    Thabks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Dark night: Hold. Its the first week of May and he had am interrupted off spring….give it time, particularly at the price you have him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dark night: It will only get better and you don’t want to sell low anyway. Hold for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dark night: You bought Harvey in a keeper and you want to dump him after two weeks?

      • Dark night says:
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        @Grey: yea.. Haha. I don’t enjoy owning “high end” pitching when they drop lines like a waiver wire streamer

  29. Andrew Connolly says:
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    me need power, him need speed.
    Jarrod Dyson got him team.
    Ozuna come my team.
    Good good?
    Make sense and win win?
    Me trading with brother and want be fair.

  30. Fungazi says:
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    Definitely going to have hotling bling stuck in my head all day. Thanks Grey.

  31. Yager says:
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    I have four closers Ramos, McGee, Chisek, and Osuna in my RCL. I was offered Puig for Osuna, and I currently start Rasmus, Melvin Upton, and Granderson at the back end of my OF. Good deal? Thanks!

  32. Wacha wacha says:
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    Good morning Grey. Which side do you prefer in ten team h2h

    Salazar and Shaw or J Upton?

  33. Alex says:
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    How about Leonys over Saunders?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Yeah, Martin

  34. Joe says:
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    Would you deal Frazier and J-Zim to get Price and Polanco? I’d have to move Machado to 3B and slot guys like Cozart at SS for the rest of the year (it would also be to sell high on Zim and buy low on Price). It’s a 12-team h2h mixed league, redraft.

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Herrera, Belt, Util – Cozart, Bench – Heyward ||| SP – Richards, Corbin, J-Zim, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Carrasco (DL); RP – Chapman (susp), Rondon, Cishek, Rodney.

  35. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Could have sworn Hill was pitching tomorrow? I can only start 4 of these 5 guys today… who gets benched?

    Scherzer @CHN (26.7)
    Chen vs. PHI (18.5)
    Salazar vs. KC (14.7)
    Walker @HOU (10.2)
    Hill @BAL (7.6)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ebudz: Chen

  36. Niceguybilly says:
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    Morosin. Ha! Good one.

  37. Five-On-One says:
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    “I think there’s an N missing in Morosi.” Now that’s my kind of humor. Awesome, man.

    Is Domingo Santana waiver wire fodder in a 12-team 5×5 league? Thinking of dropping him and picking up another SP to stash.

  38. TheOne says:
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    Remember how much you ripped espn for how close they had Rizzo and Altuve in their rankings? Altuve is a stud

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @TheOne: pretty sure grey had altuve in the top 12 or so, yeah, those 7 spots sure are a LOT

  39. T-Knuckles says:
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    Time to whack Delino? Mallex, Melvin and Dannys are on the wire.

  40. Random Dude says:
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    Starting lineup is:
    Hosmer
    Cano
    Arenado
    Correa
    Villar
    Franco
    Polanco
    Belt
    Mazara
    Brantley
    Pujols

    SP: Cole, Salazar, Smyly, Nola, Matz, Snell, Streamer

    Would you give Salazar and Drury (only bench bat) for Marte?

  41. I know last night’s performance was against the lowly Phillies, but is the main knock against Jaime Garcia his pitching or the fact that he hasn’t logged more than 130 innings in a season since 2011?

    I asked because he was dropped in a deep league, where I need pitching help (wins and ratios, mostly) and can’t seem to make a trade. Is it worth using the No. 1 waiver priority for Garcia?

    Garcia’s No. 62 on JB’s latest list. Among FAs Corbin (39), Shields (57), Severino (58), DeSclafani (60) are all higher, and Matt Moore (65), Manaea (72), and McHugh (76) aren’t far behind. But is that because of Garcia’s injury risk? Those other guys aren’t tempting to me at all.

    If you don’t think it’s worth the No. 1 waiver priority to pick up Garcia, would you take one of those other guys instead? (I wouldn’t need a waiver priority for them). Or am I better off sticking with streaming?

    • David says:
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      @Enrique: Jaime has never gotten respect. When healthy he puts up nice numbers. I would use it.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @David: i don’t know if i would use a #1 waiver spot for a pitcher like Jaime. Something better might come along…

        • David says:
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          @Pu$$y Control: A pitcher like Jaime? Look at his numbers? When he is healthy he is elite and has been for a long time.

          • Pu$$y Control says:
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            @David: Streaming works wonders. If Trea Turner gets called up and my #1 spot is gone and Jaime is on the dl…

        • @David: @Pu$$y Control: You guys are like the two voices in my head. My main fear of using the waiver priority is that I’ll miss out on someone better. Not just a guy like Trea Turner, but what if someone drops an established vet?

          But I’m going to grab him. I need the pitching help, and I actually find it liberating to have a low waiver priority. Of course I’d hate missing a great player, but I just use it on anyone I want on waivers, since dropping from, say, 12th to 15th isn’t such a big deal.

          Anyway, thanks for the input!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Garcia’s worth grabbing

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey … just put in the waiver claim.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Cyr says:
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    Hi Grey/everyone,

    Drop Sunday Santana for either OZUNA or Khrush?

    Also, which side: Swiggy/HanRam or AuSchizz?

    Thanks!

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Cyr: if ur giving up swiggy then inwould take goldy and pickup kdavis off the wire with the free bench spot, assuming same league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyr: Davis…Goldy

  43. GoJays says:
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    Hey Grey, I tried this yesterday but it was late. We have to start a rookie hitter, and I’m slumming with Tyler Naquin. There is so little hitting on waivers it’s depressing, but then I stumbled onto Trayce Thompson – He seems to be getting lots of playing time. Is it temporary due to injuries? Do you think he’s worth a pickup (especially in place of Naquin)? Because our waivers are weekly, I’d have to bypass the ability to pickup Pomeranz and Roark, but SP isn’t a burning need for me at the moment. As for other rookies on waivers, it’s bleak (i.e Rafael Ortega jumps to mind).

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @GoJays: Trayce/Ortega/Naquin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GoJays: Ortega should be owned

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Yeah? Why so bullish? I’m having a hard time finding info on Ortega. I think you’ve said he’s hitting second – does he have a hold on the job? Is he an all-speed guy, or does he have some pop? You clearly like him better than Trayce…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Speed

          • Scott says:
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            @Grey: Drat. I thought Ortega was my little secret!

            • GoJays says:
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              @Scott: Ortega got sent down today. Trayce still much better than Naquin?

  44. Cram It says:
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    Sorry, buddy, you picked the wrong Ross to fall in love with this year. Don’t you know the younger brother who pitches for a professional American baseball team is always better than his elder who also pitches for a professional American baseball team? Pedro > Ramon. Jered > Jeff. Rick > Paul (Reuschel). Okay, I’m cherry picking.

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Cram It: ypu forgot venditte righty > venditte lefty. Not sure which arm is older though.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Quimmy: I wonder which arm has the most insurance coverage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, agreed, Tyson sucks

  45. Will says:
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    drop DeShields for Bradley Jr. or Revere or just hang onto DeShields (I have bench space)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Will: JBJ

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: Soler and Ozuna are options too. My current OF and UTIL players are

        We play 4 – OF spots and 2 UTIL spots

        Stanton, Polanco, Eaton, Khris Davis (OF)
        Villar and Drury

        Bench – Segura, DeShields, Dozier

  46. Celery says:
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    Informative and entertaining as always!
    I’ve been offered Keuchel for Wellington Castillo in a 1-catcher 12-team roto. Other sp Hamels, Rodon, J.Ross, Shark. FA catchers include Wieters, J. Castro, Salty, Soto. Take this deal?

    Also wondering what the value of Pollock is in h2h keeper (10 team, 3of, 3 util). Was offered Myers for him. He would replace Domingo. Hold or take?

    Thanks!

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Celery: Catchers ain’t got no face. DO it.

      Salty looks tempting but James McCann is back so it’s back to the dark side of the platoon for him. Wieters is probably the answer.

      Hold assuming Pollock would be a keeper for you. If you’re going for it this year, hold out a little longer and you might get more value for Pollock in a keeper league from a punting franchise.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Celery: Keep the Boeff Wellington. Keuchel isnt someone I would want on my team at this point.

      I agree that Catchers Aint Got No Face, for the most part, but if you are thinking about dealing Wellington for a SP, try to get someone better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Celery: Thanks! Worth trying Keuchel…Pollock is not worth owning there

  47. Curt C says:
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    Pick up Ender Inciarte for DeShields???…..Avisail also available

    • Curt C says:
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      @Curt C: Saunders also available…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt C: Avisail, depends on needs

  48. CMUTimmah says:
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    F*ck Marry Kill?

    Fred Freeman, Joe Votto, Chris Carter?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @CMUTimmah: F- Chris Carter, M- Votto, K-Freeman

  49. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    All the sudden, if J Ross had 2 more strikeouts this season, his K rate would be about the same as last year. I MEAN, WHAT IN GODS GREEN EARTH IS HE DOING 22ND?!?!?!?!

    • Scott says:
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      @JB Gilpin: #JoeRossBiggestFan

    • Cram It says:
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      @JB Gilpin: I got your back. Grey prefers K/9 over ERA/WHIP and wins.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Nice! I’m liking JSchizz this year too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Wait, are we now saying last year’s 3.64 ERA pitcher in 76 2/3 IP should’ve been the 22nd best SP in baseball?

  50. Pu$$y Control says:
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    SON no likey Velasquez tonight @ MIA. Is this an aberration or should I have home boy pop a squat on the bench? His opponent is Chen.

  51. RePete says:
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    I’m already out of the running for Wins and Ks in a H2H League but I’m leading ERA, WHIP, and Saves with 8 more innings needed to meet the minimum innings pitched. Which pitchers would you start of these remaining matchups for only ERA and WHIP? I have three closers so I most likely would only need one more start. Thanks!

    Martinez vs PIT
    Walker @ HOU
    Velasquez @ MIA
    Roark @ CHC

    My current ERA/WHIP: 2.25/0.95
    Opponents ERA/WHIP: 3.00/1.15

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: Martinez for me, then Walker

  52. Steve D. says:
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    Leonys Martin or Ender Inciarte ROS in a 10 team redraft that counts BA, HR, RBI and steals, but not runs?

  53. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    A. Who’s next after Gregerson? Giles can’t get an inning without allowing a run.

    B. Trade question. I’m last in runs. I have 3 3B: Bryant, Franco and Moustakas. I’m being offered Heyward for Moustakas. This is also a keeper league. My current OFs are Polanco, Harper and Blackmon. And occasionally Belt. Is this a fair/good trade? Do you think Heyward will heat up? Does he have more value long term than Mous?

    C. I have Mad Max and Mad Bum playing today. What do you think of also starting Rich Hill at Baltimore? Vs Ubaldo.

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Harper’sBetterThanTrout: A. Still Giles then Will Harris….B. Take Heyward….C. Im starting him but a little risky.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Harper’sBetterThanTrout: A. It is still Giles, but I dont think they are giving up on Gregorson just yet. B. Heyward C. (I thought there was no C) but you probably start Hill.

  54. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Tell New Mexico not to worry. They can come back in. But LEGALLY.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: So, G. Richards needs TJ surgery. Think they’ll let him start this weekend first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They should try Andrelton

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: He could throw a pitch and then run backwards really fast and be a fifth infielder. They would be unstoppable

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why is this not possible? Have we, as a people, stopped believing in the magic of aliens?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I know I haven’t. But I fear the people might have.

                On the real though, no way that dude’s human. No way.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  God no, his player page says birthplace: unknown

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yup. Several people also claimed to have been abducted by him while in Atlanta.
                    Rumor has it that it’s the main reason he had to move to Cali.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Andrelton lives in the offseason at Area 51

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: He plays winter ball in the Crab Nebula

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hahaha

  55. Scott says:
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    Detroit and Cleveland managers got together to troll us yesterday. Gose (L) was going to face a Righty. Rajai Davis (R) was going to face a Righty. So play Gose and not Rajai, right? Wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, that screwed me

  56. Scott says:
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    Gregerson got the Kazam! yesterday.

  57. Tigres says:
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    Semien on bench, Target what range SP for trade?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tigres: Probably the range of pitcher that is on the waiver wire

      • Tigres says:
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        Roger that, thanks.

  58. The great Knoche says:
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    The Padres game was done when the Rockies Giants were still in the 5th. They ran off 6-9 in the span of one inning at ATT. Imagine if Walt had let Rusin finish the inning….

  59. Williamt says:
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    Would you trade Rosenthal for Grandal? Have castro at catcher darnio hurt

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Williamt: No

    • Need Catcher says:
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      @Williamt: 10 Team H2H

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Williamt: Very much no. In a 10 team H2H you can find another catcher if you need one. Don’t trade an elite closer for a Catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Williamt: It’s fair in an NL-Only 12 team league

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Williamt: he asked this yesterday, and just like then WHAT SIZE LEAGUE IS THIS AND HOW MANY CLOSERS DO YOU HAVE? they are very relevant, trust me it’s worth that hugh amount of extra effort to type it in.

  60. Scott says:
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    Fun fact! Jon Morosi is an anagram of Josi Moron.

  61. Q says:
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    Drop Deshields for L Martin or D Santana in an OBP league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Q: Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Agree with F

  62. ty says:
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    Cartoon Caroll mopping thats an oldie! I really want Gausman but I really can’t drop any of these guys?

    Jo-fer
    Stras
    Stroman
    Rodon
    Velazquez
    Nola
    Verlander

    Robertson
    Osuna
    Tolleson

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ty: Drop Verlander

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @ty: You can drop Mr. Kate Upton to pick up Gausman.

    • Cram It says:
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      @ty: Yes you can, Verlander…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Agree with F

  63. MisterMister says:
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    Wednesday I streamed Chatwood… then yesterday I grabbed Leonys for a last-minute batty call…

    Calling my bookie now to put my savings on the Atlanta Hawks – I’m clearly on a roll!

  64. Need Catcher says:
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    Norris, Wieters or Castro need replacement for Darno?

  65. PED Inc. says:
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    Great stuff as always buddy! Thanks!

    Please rank for rest of season in a points league…
    Nola
    Rodon
    Gausman
    Aaron Sanzhez

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @PED Inc.: Nola, Gausman, A. Sanchez, Rodon

  66. Tigres says:
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    Grey- Cubs B lineup still better than most of NL East!

  67. Scott says:
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    So DeShields is pretty much a bench bat in the league I have him in.

    Should I drop him for Zack Cozart or Rajai Davis?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: More context: I currently use Danny Santana has my SS, but now he has OF eligibility so either way, I get an extra OF.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: So you’re dropping him for another bench bat? Doesn’t really matter…go with a hot bat. You’ll probably be turning the spot over every week anyway. Use it for Rajai SAGNOF I guess…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with Cram

  68. RePete says:
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    Rank these pitchers for the rest of the season;

    Conley, Eickhoff, Moore

    Will all of them have innings limits?

    • Cram It says:
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      @RePete: Conley, Moore, Eickhoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: None of these guys are ROS SPs…. Agree with Cram

  69. DrEasy says:
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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but what’s the deal with Jose Reyes? RCL lists him as “SSPD”, but I haven’t read any news that that (stutterer!) has been the case.

    • DrEasy says:
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      @DrEasy: I meant “ESPN”, not “RCL”, obviously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: He’s awaiting a suspension…For like 5 weeks now

  70. boognish says:
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    Concerned over deGrom’s velocity drop (down 2 mph)? Him or Jo-Fer ROS?

    Gracias!

    • Scott says:
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      @boognish: Jo-Fer. Why? Are you planning on dropping one?

      • boognish says:
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        @Scott: no, I’d try to trade – seems like a good target range

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @boognish: Yeah, I’m concerned…. Jo-Fer

  71. Sir says:
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    Michael Saunders or Leonys Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  72. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Rondon for Gausman?

    or hold? in a 10 team H2H

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Scott says:
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    I’m killing it in homers in one league. Need Ks and Wins. What SP should I target for Chris Carter?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: You can probably target anyone not in the top Ace tier. I’d do it now before Carter regresses towards the Mendoza line. Salazar, Matz, Walker, Stroman, Mccullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with Cram

  74. MJP says:
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    Question about Pitching

    I have a pretty stacked offense in my keeper league, but need some advise on my Pitching. It’s a 7×7 Yahoo with extra categories being BB,OPS & L,K/BB.

    In this type of league how many starters and closers should I have?

    What type of players Bats or Sp or RP should be on my bench?

    My Current Staff is:

    SP: Madison Bumgarner (SP)
    SP: David Price (SP)
    RP: Kenley Jansen (RP)
    RP: David Robertson (RP)
    P: Cody Allen (RP)
    P: Jake McGee (RP)
    P: Luke Gregerson (RP)
    BN: Francisco Liriano (SP)
    BN: Joe Ross (SP)
    BN: Gio Gonzalez (SP)
    BN: Ian Kennedy (SP)
    DL: Alex Cobb (SP)

    My hitting is fine and I only have one bench spot – but do I even need that? Should It be a catcher?

    C: Welington Castillo (C)
    1B: Anthony Rizzo (1B)
    2B: Jose Altuve (2B)
    3B: Manny Machado (3B,SS)
    SS: Eugenio Suarez (SS,3B)
    OF: Mike Trout (OF)
    OF: Bryce Harper (OF)
    OF: Jose Bautista (OF)
    UTIL: Gregory Polanco (OF)
    UTIL: Logan Forsythe (1B,2B)
    BN: J.T. Realmuto (C)
    DL: AJ Pollock (OF)
    NA: Orlando Arcia (SS)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @MJP: I would dump the extra bat and pick up another SP or use the spot to stream.

    • Cram It says:
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      @MJP: With that offense and 5 closers…you can do whatever you want with the last bench spot. I’d probably stream it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Agree with Cram

      • MJP says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks guys!

  75. mrbaseball says:
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    Delino DeShields – keeper league – what to do

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      As Confucius said to the guy deciding whether to eat a double cheeseburger or shove broken glass up his ass – “You already know the answer”.

  76. Chris says:
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    Grichuk is gots to go.

    Drop him for teammate Piscotty, or for Wil Myers?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Chris: Myers

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: Piscotty

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Piscotty

  77. Lyndhurst Pizza & Hair Salon says:
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    Leonys or Kevin Pillar as a replacement for Deshields

  78. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Matt Cain is done. It is just silly that Madison Bumgarner makes less money than all of the other Giant starters.

    Q: How do the other four – Cueto, Cain, Peavy, Samardzsplurbhgyrajh – look at themselves in the mirror?

    A: Naked, smiling, and with tied off hip-hop gold rope chains dangling off their junk.

    Still, doesn’t make it right.

  79. Roger Podacter says:
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    Rodon or Gaus?

  80. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. O’Day putting odd shape objects in his path, HA!

    2. I had Presley and Duvall as Batty Calls yesterday! The old Eddie Murray from both sides of the plate. Ummmm, wait……… that was One guy in One game, or was it?

  81. I am the Walrus says:
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    Do you think Mazara gets starter or semi starter PT or is he sent back to minors when Choo comes off DL?

  82. Who says:
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    I don’t want to miss out on glasnow. Drop aaron sanchez, Wei yen chen, or Roark for him? Thanks!

  83. TheCactusMan says:
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    Yasmoni, Herrera, or Leonys Martin

  84. Williamt says:
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    Need catcher help
    Castro, norris, or weiters

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Williamt: Castro…Norris

  85. TheHersch says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’ve got 2 offers being kicked around. NL only 5×5 keeper

    1. My Shark and Revere for Wano, Taylor and Brito
    2. My Gio Gonzalez and Revere for Wano and Ozuna

    2 seems like the obvious choice, Orissa that an awful offer too?
    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TheHersch: Hold on both

    • Cram It says:
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      @TheHersch: 1 is a no-brainer to me assuming that’s Michael Taylor.

  86. dk says:
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    Woke up to a 17-run Rockies score – “aw yeah!”
    Checked for Hundley’s awesome night – “mother f-“

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Holy sit!

  87. Walking Wounded says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    Arrieta’s hot start and just good peripherals have me wanting to sell high. What do you see his trade value being? Is asking for a top 5-10 hitter crazy?

    Thanks man

  88. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Do you think Nola can be a top 20 SP ROS?

    Got proposed Rendon for him. Basically the ultimate sell high and buy low.

    Right now I have Odor, Manny and Starlin. What would Grey do in this sitch?

  89. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Also, Passan saying Garrett Richards has a torn UCL and will need TJ. RIP

  90. nycs10011 says:
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    I know you’re not big on either but who do you like the rest of the way Gray or Stroman in a roto league with QS & K/BB.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @nycs10011: Stroman

      • nycs10011 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Garrett Richards’ UCL just made Dr. James Andrews put his pinky finger in his mouth

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Is that like vajazzling? Cause that shits da bomb!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Andrews is a pinkiejazzer

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: The least villainous monicker of all the super villains.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Unless you’re a pitcher, then very villainous

  92. Rusty says:
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    What do we make of Rodon so far? Hold for a couple more starts or stream his spot? Thanks!

  93. Rich says:
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    I can start one of Mallex Smith v. Greinke, Ozuna v. Velasquez, or Matt Duffy v. Bettis. What is your favorite type of cheese and why?

      • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: GENE!

  94. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Garrett Richards TJ!!!!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Andrew Heaney could be heading down that path as well, maybe Doc freeze cud them a 2 for 1..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Too bad in our league Tehol drafted him…Waste of a big injury

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Saying a big injury to a top 20 starter is a waste on your team has to be the biggest insult any FBB manager could receive.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that bad?

  95. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H OBP league w/ hitter K and L as the 6th cats; start 4OF and 9P.

    1) Drop Domingo Santana (bench bat) for Saunders or OZUNA?
    2) Drop Rodon, Berrios or Roark (my SP5-7, but probably more like 7-9 once Darvish and McCullers return) for Neris?
    3) I currently start 4RP (all closers), with Boxberger returning soon too. Given L as the additional category, should I just dump 2 or 3 of the SP above for high-K MR?

    (Or, just drop Santana for Neris?)

  96. Newbie says:
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    Pick 3 ROS. Ventura, Lackey, Pom, Hill, Gausman, Berrios. Keeper 7×7 League with QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Newbie: Hill, Gaus, Ventura

  97. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Who among us doesn’t appreciate a Teddy Ruxpin reference? Well played yet again.

  98. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Need some advice …

    Have Cozart at SS right now, but Kang is coming back. Should I lose Cozart? Lose Kang? Drop someone else like Drury and keep both?

  99. Adam says:
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    Agree with SON on these streams for Sunday? Tropeano vs TB and Corbin @ Atl?

  100. Warren says:
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    Woof. Garrett Richards needs TJ.

    Gonna try to offer the Richards owner for something, don’t love her offense, so a 2 or 3 for one pitching trade maybe

    She has Kershaw, Cole, and Smyly

    I have Arrieta, Thor, Matz, Walker, Nola, Rodon

    Is Walker and Nola too much for Smyly or Cole? Matz/Walker/Nola for Kershaw? Any ideas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: You’re trading SPs for SPs? I’d take Kershaw I guess

  101. Todd25 says:
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    Regarding Altuve,

    Watched the game last night. His approach is way different than last year. I’m honestly surprised he getting away with it and hitting as many bombs as he is. He has been standing in the outer half of the batters box allowing him to pull more inside pitches and square them up, as he is a heavy pull hitter. I don’t think he has any HRs to oppo field *looks it up but not really* yeah, he doesn’t. And because he is all of 5 foot nothing with his wingspan, his bat does not reach the outside corner of the plate. If he did make contact with those, it would be nothing but weak contact.
    And all night he just stared and spit at pitches outside, taking nearly everyone: strike or ball. All these pitchers he’s facing either suck at location or are dumb as hell. He’s letting them have the outside and not contesting them, just waiting for mistakes in. He really should be an easy out. Or at least an easy grounder. Just gotta locate pitches away with sliders that trail away, or cutters that start outside and cut in or start in and cut out.
    With the way hes being pitched right now he has the plate coverage of Vladdy Guererro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25: Interesting, that doesn’t say great things for him continuing… Hopefully it was a one night thing

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Todd25: he just hit an oppo on weds and almost hit his 2nd of the night oppo off the top of the wall.

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Bye Felica: i stand corrected. he has a couple that went oppo but i’d be willing to guess they were mid-in pitches. the rest of his are heavy pull. either way quite the show so far.

  102. Matt says:
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    Really tempted to drop Billy Burns in my 12 team OBP/Slug league for leonys martin…..am I going to regret this move?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matt: Id want Burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with F

  103. Ricky D says:
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    6×6 (AVG and OBP) HTH weekly league.

    Got an offer of my Boegarts and Maeda for David Price. Not sure if I should take it or not?

    My backup SS is Semien. My other pitchers are Tanaka, Pineda, Chen, and Nola.

    • Ricky D says:
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      @Ricky D: Also should note my general strategy has been to max out the hitting stats and just win ERA and WHIP with my pitchers to get victories.

      • Ricky D says:
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        @Grey: How about talking him down to Semien and Maeda? Probably not enough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not enough

  104. joe says:
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    anyone else starting hahn @ balt tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: I wouldn’t

  105. Warren says:
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    Conforto or Cain ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Warren: Conforto for me

    • Warren says:
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      @Warren: I have Cain. Conforto, O’Shizz, Piscotty, and Parra available. Platooning my 3rd OF spot with Polanco. Shallow league (super active waivers, its kinda fun)

      • Warren says:
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        @Warren: drop Cain for any of those?

  106. Scott says:
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    I need Runs. Please pick one out of Grichuk, Rickard, and Kiermaier.

  107. Andre says:
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    What do we think of Wil Meyers this year? Is he going to have a legit breakout? I’m considering dropping Trumbo for him in my league since we use batting average. What kinda stat line can we expect from him ROS?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Andre: Guess from random commentor. If he can stay healthy all year in that weak ass line-up:

      85-25-80-15-.270

      I’ll take that in my 12 team at CI/OF.

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Andre: Talent was never something Myers lacked. He brokeout already with Tampa. Then he started well last year. His issue is and will always be his health. That being said, hold Trumbo. better lineup, better HR potential.

  108. Smell The Glove says:
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    Leonys Martin or Jarrod Dyson?

  109. Better bench backup OF/Util bat: Saunders or Ozuna?

    Sadly I missed your bold prediction about Nick the Stick, but apparently my opponent this week read it. I did however buy into DeShiz, who as it turns out, is just plain old shiz. But that’s ok – I’ll get those stolen bases from AuShiz! Wait, what? He’s batting .245? Oh – shiz.
    :(

  110. Lonestar3 says:
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    Would you do either of these ?

    Pujols +Cespedes for Encarnacion

    Pujols+Cespedes for Abreu

      • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: so do you mean hold if he has cespedes?

  111. Big Mike says:
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    You hear that? That’s the sound of every one of Grey’s disciples dropping DeShields on the same day. We all have him on all our teams. Out of the box suggestion for the Donald – draft Grey as your running mate!! Trump-Albright sounds like a winner.

    As for my “Drop DeShizz for …” question, I’ll need to pick up a bench bat, ideally (but not necessarily) one who qualifies for LF. Michael Saunders is LF/RF, Ozuna is CF/RF, Dannys Antana is SS/CF. Guide me …

    • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Big Mike: that was yesterday, the first day he advised dropping him for dannys antana. it started when he said to drop him for odubel about 7 days ago.

  112. Brian says:
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    16 team 6×6 h2h dynasty with OPS. Have a dilemma. I’m very deep offensively. We start 10. Mine are c-ramos, 1b-ortiz, 2b-kipnis, 3b-bryant, ss-correa, of-stanton, cruz, marte, util-hosmer, Blackmon. My bench is Brantley, beltre, Harrison.
    1. Lately I’ve been starting Harrison over kipnis at 2nd. But kipnis is heating up too. So not sure who to start on a daily basis outside of the platoon advantage as the tie breaker. Is that the determining factor you’d use or would you just roll with Harrison until he cools due to kipnis’s so far huge K rate?
    2. I have 0 clue what to do in my OF and UTIL. Right now my OF constants are Stanton and marte, and cruz is in there pretty much every day. I’ve been using hosmer in 1 UTIL spot and then either Brantley or Blackmon in the other but I seem to largely be guessing wrong between them every day. Beltre has kind of fallen to the back of the pecking order so I’m not using him much. So between my 5 spots (3 OF, 2 UTIL) what would you standard line up look like incorporating Stanton, Marte, Cruz, Brantley, Blackmon, and Hosmer.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: 1. I’d start Kipnis 2. Stanton, Marte, Cruz, Blackmon

  113. phennore says:
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    18-team 5×5 league. Looking at the waiver wire with Richards going down. Who’s the least bad option:

    Chris Young
    Matt Wisler
    Jon Niese
    Trevor Bauer
    Colin Rea

    Thanks,

  114. Celery says:
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    Votto/Arrieta or Goldy in a keeper?

  115. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The Barkley Marathons was a good watch. Entertaining, funny at times. The guy who started/organizes the run is a trip.

    I also got all caught up on another show that nobody I’ve ever talked to watches, and you might pull my TV talking privileges, but…..New Girl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Maybe I’ll check it out, the logline doesn’t really excite me…. Oofa on New Girl

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Pfffft, whatevs! I don’t even care, Max Greenfield makes me laugh. The 3 guys on that show are funny, Zooey is the worst. I scoffed at first too. I’m a big scoffer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I scoff all day…Rudy watches it

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Not only do I scoff, I judge books only by their covers.

            Rudy knows what’s up!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m just ignorant

        • @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: New Girl is great. A notch off its peak but great actors and great writers. Has made me laugh 100x vs a show like Parks & Rec which has been feted more my critics. Best sitcom that looks like it wouldn’t be is The Goldbergs.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: I’ve heard The Goldbergs, never watched though.

            All 3 guys take turns being the funniest on New Girl, that’s what’s awesome about it. Max Greenfield makes me laugh every time.

  116. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Where will be J Garcia be ranked in SP in the end of the year? Thanks

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        He was ranked #62 in your ranking in pre-season.
        Seems not too much difference?e correct? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right

  117. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Happy Friday!!!!! Pick two to start today…

    Fowler (Wsh) v Scherzer
    Herrera (@Mia) v Chen
    Grichuk (Pit) v Liriano
    Conforto (@SD) v Pomeranz

    Hitter-Tron hates Herrera (-$17.9) & Fowler (-$13.5), doesn’t love Conforto ($-4.9) and is meh on Grichuk ($9.0). The only stats I’m searching for are obp and low k’s.

    Thanks fellas…

  118. PHIL says:
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    With Richards gone for the year what will LAA do? Do they have someone in the minors ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: I think they’re effed

    • Todd25 says:
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      @PHIL: As an Angels fan, yes i think it’ll be a long year. Skaggs should be up at some point to take his spot, but even he is dealing with health issues, the outlook is not good. And any lineup that starts the blah-toon of Giovatella/Pennington is not going to do well. So right now they need to acquire bats and pitching, without the prospects to really make it happen.

    • Great White North says:
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      @PHIL: Mike Trout = Barry Sanders

  119. Brian says:
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    Fantastic write-up, had me at two poops and a pee.

    OPS H2H league, Carlos Santana or Joc Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Thanks! Pederson

  120. ERad says:
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    Fantastic lede G!

    Altuve is my worry doll (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worry_doll) – I put him underneath my pillow before I go to sleep every night. He’s my Indian in the cupboard.

    Honestly – I was running out Altuve metaphors – so the lede is much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Thanks! Kewpie doll! That sounds like it has racist origins

  121. Scott says:
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    How concerned are you about Domingos shoulder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Concerned

  122. Steve says:
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    What do you think the odds are that Tolleson loses his gig to Dyson? Worth a stash or better to hold Erasmo in the RP slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Dyson

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  123. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you running Liriano out there @STL in a 5×5 12-team mixer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  124. On the Joe Ross love, would you drop Rodon for Joe Ross??
    im leaning no, but Jesus Rodon blows so far,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it

      • @Grey: also love the Castellanos call too! He’s only 24, but as a Tigers fan seems to feel like forever, but love it…Headed to the Kentucky Derby and a Reds home game with my brother! Have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  125. Jason says:
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    Which 3 would you take for the weekend? Hitter-Tron likes Puig, but I think I trust him the least.

    Puig @ TOR
    Villar @ CIN
    Holt @ NYY
    Drury @ ATL

    Thanks, and Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Holt

  126. Todd25 says:
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    How high is JB today with Ross’ showing? hahaha. Like Snoop in Colorado(aka heaven)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  127. Big league choo says:
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    10 team h2h 6×6 OBP league

    My trout/bryant/heyward/ventura for

    Goldy/jd mart/Chris davis/hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent

  128. The Lurve Guru says:
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    This is probably in the comments somewhere already, but Richards to have TJ surgery. No, that doesn’t stand for Tijuana surgery, which admittedly is just as bad.

    I don’t own him anywhere, but still rough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  129. Jedimasters says:
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    Lorenzo Cain was dropped in my 10 team points league. Is he worth a pickup over Heyward or Hanley? Was last year an abberation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Hanley

  130. joe says:
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    happ and tomlin worth picking up in a deep 12 man roto?
    next starts: tomlin @ kc, home vs min
    happ @ sf next week, vs tb at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  131. Scott says:
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    Drop Domingo for Alex Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  132. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic work, mensch! I love all of it. Have a Grey weekend, which for me would be the best weekend ever.

    a. Sorry your two sons Jon and Sonny Gray haven’t worked out as planned or as well as conceived. Do you have other Grays coming through the pipeline soon?

    b. Just flew in from N’Djamena via Abeche to Farchana. Not a great flight route, avoid where possible.

    c. Loved the Cain+Rusin blurb. Did Rudy find the clue for you? Just kidding. I thought Cain and Peavy were a sure thing when pitching in SF. Guess I was wrong.

    d. Would you start MadBum at home tonight versus Colorado (Bettis)? After last night’s barrage I’m concerned, but maybe the COL bats fall asleep today.

    e. Would you start CMart at home tonight versus Pittsburgh (Liriano)?

    f. Would you start Porcello at NYY tonight versus the human Piñeda? He mastered them last time in Fenway and they seem as masterable as ever now.

    g. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 6 – 8)

    Tripp: ‘Gang shootings usually go down on the streets, in their own territories. This time it was in a public place.’
    Horatio: ‘Somebody brought the war to us. (queue the sunglasses) Now we are gonna take it to them.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Grey Gray should be up soon B. Noted! C. That was Rudy D. Yeah E. Yeah F. Yeah G. Ha!

  133. JJ says:
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    Great write up grey. Any reference to the gangly manbird makes me laugh
    Looking for the best 2 out of these
    BAEZ vs Was(Scherzer)
    CAIN @ Cle(Salazar)
    C.GOMEZ vs Sea(T.Walker)
    MAZARA @ Det(Zimmerman)
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cain, Maz

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Thats exactly what i was thinking. Thanks Grey. Have a great weekend.

  134. Scott says:
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    When i read your titles, I’m like”huh?”.
    Then i read the paragraph and I’m like”oh!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, cause Rudy does the title, I write the paragraph

      • @Grey: My titles are smart and a smart crowd will appreciate them. And I’m not going to dumb them down for some bonehead mass audience!

        • Scott says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: I apologize. I was just trying to be cute. I appreciate your titles a great deal.

  135. mr tea says:
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    adam jones on waiver.

    how much FAAB out of $100 do I put in for him?

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $21

  136. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Note to self: Drink plenty of fluids to avoid Tommy John surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously!

  137. 50 Shades of Greytness says:
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    I have depth at OF and need SP in a league with L as a category – would you consider Pence and Scherzer for Trout?

  138. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In a QS instead of W format, please pick two:

    Gausman, Porcello, Rich (apparently not Over The) Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Gaus

  139. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you dropping DeShields for Leonys Martin? Or do I hold Delino and drop a crummy reliever like David Hernandez for Martin. Or forget Martin and get Hazelbaker instead?

    Word to your mother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez for Martin

  140. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    one trade question

    Offer i got:

    Blake snell and Harvey for Berrios and Hamels?

    Drop Roark to make room?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey side

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        when you say harvey side are you saying i lose the deal by getting Berrios and Hamels?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Yes that is what hes saying

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            damn ok thanks jef

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            thoughts on this Harvey and Snell for Berrios and Kluber

              • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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                @Chicken Dinner: and when anybody says “kluber” or “harvey” they mean that the kluber, or the harvey, is the better side.

  141. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League, (W=7, QS=5, L=-5, etc.)

    Looking to do a 2-for-1 to upgrade SP staff.

    Trade Tanaka and Kennedy for Greinke?

    But I avoided him this year on your recommendation, (after owning him last year and cashing-in, thanks to you).

    My staff (start 5):

    Salazar, Tanaka, Wainright, Kennedy, Chen, Hendricks, Eovaldi, Berrios, Ruby DeLaRosa, Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. What if I could get Sonny Gray or Harvey instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harvey

  142. Joe says:
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    I hate to double dip today, but what about dealing Frazier and J-Zim to get Darvish and one of Braun/Cespedes/Or Encarnacion? Is there any combination there you would do or not do? Thanks Grey man!

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Herrera, Belt, Util – Cozart, Bench – Heyward ||| SP – Richards, Corbin, J-Zim, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Carrasco (DL); RP – Chapman (susp), Rondon, Cishek, Rodney.

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe: @Joe:

      I suppose I could offer the Frazier/J-Zim combo for Tulo and Greinke but that’s a lot of risk.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Joe: This one doesn’t seem good for you. 1st one was good, 2nd one is fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And who becomes your 3B? Trade is fair for Yoenis or Edwin

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        Machado.

  143. papasmurf says:
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    I liked Joe Ross better than Tyson in the preseason due to the big gap in ADP and Joe’s better team. But wasn’t able to get him.

    Hammel and Hendricks working out though… so far.

    Altuve Smurf… hope he isn’t on Dee’s diet… Since he’s still smoking, chances are he should be ok. Guys who got caught in the spring presumably are no longer on the PED and should not be super performing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on the PEDs note

  144. Shoegum Reynolds says:
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    Your monocle on my march draft day with B.Moss was so precise I’m going to start calling you Sumadartson (not the spotty Giant SP but a great visionary of the past). I drafted Moss with my last pick, dumped him for M.Taylor’s spring breakout, and on the day I finally realized Taylor was just a mirage Moss hit another tater from the waiver wire and Fat Adams got hurt. I quickly checked to make sure Moss was outperforming the cream of my crop Votto, Au Shizz, CDick, Tulo, Just Dong, Krush, and Desmond. Sadly…very sadly…he was, so he’s now mine again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  145. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So fatigue and dehydration is code for having a torn UCL. I guess all those Saturday and Sunday mornings in college I needed Tommy John.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  146. Db says:
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    Need homers but need steals and net steals more
    Upton and jd vs hamels
    Marte vs c-Mart
    Franco vs Chen
    Deshields vs Zimmerman (probably playing today)
    Corey Seager vs stroman

    Which two sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields, Franco

  147. Db says:
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    Gausman or Conley win/loss league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  148. ryanoger says:
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    Holds league

    Watson or Carson Smith?

    thanks man, happy friday!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, you too!

  149. David says:
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    Which side are you on: Stanton/Bumgarner or Machado/JD Martinez? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  150. dem ribbies says:
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    You think Arcia gets the call this season or the Brewers leave him down until Sept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June

  151. Db says:
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    Gausman or stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gaus

  152. dem ribbies says:
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    Happy Birthday Altuve. Who’d have guessed that he has more HR than Chris Davis, Abreu and Frazier 1 month in to the season. lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  153. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you see Miguel Sano performing ROS? Best case scenario, would he simply put up Chris Carter HR & K numbers? If so, that makes him waiver quality in my 10-team roto league. Since he’s a bench bat for me, is he droppable for streamer or hot schmotato of the week going forward? Guys like Carter, K Davis, Lawrie, Castellanos, Conley, Nicosia, Pomeranz, Neris, sitting on wire.

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Okay, I’ll take a wait and see approach with him. Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. Pita pan express says:
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    Grey
    Who’s a pitcher I should target for a sell high on altuve ? I hate to stick it to the little man but my pitching is a disaster … Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade someone else for a pitcher

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Pita pan express: if you must, might as well go big with Arrieta, Kershaw, etc… Altuve is outa his freakin mind right now, if he could ever fetch that value, it’d be now.

  155. Puigy Smalls says:
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    M Franco for JoFer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fer

  156. Jim says:
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    Thoughts on Kendrys? Picked him up in few leagues for utli spot in Yahoo. Having a very disappointing year….can I expect him to start hitting like his old self soon?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him in most mixed leagues

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jim: it’s just pretty much what he did every year till last year.

  157. Da Fuq Delino? says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto.

    Justin Upton and Albert Pujols for Stanton?

  158. Erik says:
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    I’ve got a bench spot that I can put an outfielder into for marinating. Right now I have Deshields in that slot. I could also stick Soler or Ozuna there. What do you all think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  159. chris says:
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    Lester/Trumbo or Castellanos/Souza/Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  160. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Ozuna now until the new flavor of the month gets here.

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    2 things for Friday:

    1) I’ve never been happier to miss out on one of your big pre-season calls in Delino. I totally agreed with you, too. Made complete sense. Good lawd that guy is hot garbage. Now Castellanos, GREAT call so far. Gotta give credit where it’s due.

    2) I haven’t read all of the comments today, but are short people butthurt about the lede today like some people were yesterday? If they aren’t, I’m calling shenanigans…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yeah, everyone agreed cause he’s the fastest runner to first in 75 years…Oh well 2) Ha

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, definitely not talking shizz, I was all in, just glad another reader is in my league and he beat me to Delino.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wilsonian: his OBP is still fine and his BB/K rates aren’t completely awful either, just over 9% to 29% (that 2nd one a little high), but it’s REALLY only his BABIP (.212) and his coach. it’s smoke and mirrors, if he was just left up long enough he could easily supply the value projected.

  162. gangreen says:
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    Should I drop dylan bundy and focus on some other pitcher. Also should I drop matt adams , oswaldo arcia, or drury, and pick up mallex maybin, or inciarte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Adams for Ender

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: this is a rotisserie points leage season long. I could drop bundy for karns, I hope that since im in this type of leageue your answer doesnt change

  163. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. sagnof, dannys or leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys

  164. Big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP / qs h2h

    Do I have enough pitching? Have 1 too many CI to start maybe I should be looking for an ace?

    Jo-fer, hamels, matz, eickoff, nicasio, berrios, corbin, colon (streaming),darvish/Iglesias dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  165. Cram It says:
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    Rendong! StIll a POS…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  166. Great White North says:
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    On what date should a Villar owner stash Arcia, if at all, in an RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe in a couple of weeks

  167. Db says:
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    Wow it’s going to be great when deshields has 5 steals over the next 3 days and you all dropped him. Have faith in your players.
    If your relying on Danny Santana or Leonys to replace him good luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  168. Great White North says:
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    Is Hector Santiago a streamer or should he be rostered in an RCL? He would be my two poops and a pee SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  169. Since I told you to buy Rendon on the cheap…

    7 runs 2 HRs 3 RBIs 1 SB

    You’ll take that twice on Muesday from MI!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I didn’t bench him this week

  170. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Greezy-

    I get Ellsbury and Denard Span, give up Chris Carter and Jeanmar Gomez. do it? my only other closers are andrew miller and Familia (and dyson as a handcuff)

    I could then drop Deshizz for Trevor May (best handcuff available)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you really need steals

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: well I’ve got 16 total sbs (3rd to last) Lorenzo Cain, Dehizz and Pillar were supposed to be my bread and butter on the bases. and I also have ketel marte and Dannys on the bench for now… Gomez looked like horse shit the other day and I believe what ppl are saying about him getting bumped, but Carter I think is going to continue to be a beast…

  171. Since I told ya’ll Tyler White was a used car salesman…

    3/36 .083 AVG

    Where is everyone now? I wanna hear more about how he is legit. Great hit tool…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wake Up: emphasis on “tool”…

    • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Wake Up: he was projected as good hit tool, but nothing else.

  172. Great White North says:
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    Would you rather own Boxberger or Jeanmar (Ocean Pants?) Gomez in an RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  173. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS************

  174. In honor of Freud’s Bday…

    reminder to self, “Today is a good day to kill your ego”

    But this… I’m the best thing ever thing is kind of fun. I can see why people do it. I’m like Tehol, but right about stuff!!!

  175. ScreechOwl says:
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    Two important trade questions:

    Would you trade a fried chicken and honey sandwich for peanut butter and chocolate?

    What about fried chicken and barbecue sauce?

    • Tigres says:
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      Yes, no. Chocolate primed for a big May.

  176. henncoop says:
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    Thoughts on Sit or Start the following 2 start SPs this coming week please.

    Ross vs Det/ vs Mia (SON -0.1)
    Rodon @Tex/ @ NYY (-0.8)
    Matz @LAD/ @ Col (-4.9)

    Thanks Grey …have a great weekend

  177. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Velasquez is killing me again. 2 ip 4 er. Would you drop him for any of these pitchers:

    Griffin
    Gausman
    Conley
    Colon
    Happ
    Nicasio
    Chatwood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gaus

  178. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    with Revere back, activate him for Yasmany or keep Yas?

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