Opens an envelope, and, inside, is an invitation.  “Wow, what gorgeous calligraphy.  Someone took their calligraphy class at 8 PM every Wednesday for six weeks at a local college very seriously.  Patrick Bateman would be jealous of that raised font.”  Reading, “Please join us, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the Star Mitzvah of Austin Meadows.  On Tuesday, the ninth of April, two thousand and nineteen at twenty-four minutes after two o’clock in the afternoon at Temple Fantasy Tova Those Other Outfielders.  A reception to follow at one of the 37 local Hooter’s restaurants in the Tampa area.  Rather than gifts, please bring Cash.  Our manager, he gets lost.”  How sweet is that.  I wonder if I was invited because I wrote an Austin Meadows sleeper this preseason.  Prolly.  Sound the shofar, Meadows is finally breaking out!  *remains super calm, then screams*  I TOLD YOU!  Yesterday, Austin Meadows went 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (2), hitting .308.  Hopefully, this is the start of the big things I imagine for him, and, finally, he becomes a man.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .278.  Lowe’s delivering with that wood!  (I know it’s pronounced differently; don’t be that person.)

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Avisail had a season where he hit .330 and never got hot once, so not sure if this is the sign of something.

Ervin Santana – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER as he returned from the IL.  Returned is too modest.  He just appeared on the mound.  That Ervin is Magic!

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .326.  This is apropos of nothing, but White Sox announcer, Jason Benetti, looks like he’d make a great underdog on Survivor.  *Jeff Probst looks down at ground* C’mon on in, guys.

Daniel Palka – 0-for-21, hitting .000.  *insert Chris Davis eating popcorn with Michael Jackson in the Thriller GIF*

Mike Clevinger – Out for two months with a back strain.  Hey, Streamonator, I need to stream for the next 60 days, please help me, thanking you in advance.  AHHHHHHHHH!!!  Okay, chillax, Grey… *slaps face*  That’s not helping me chillax!   *looks at self in mirror*  Oh my God, this news is making my face melt…Wait a second, that’s condensation on the mirror.  Don’t effin’ condensate me, mothereffer!  So, this is a tough blow to swallow, though, unless you can fit your fist in your mouth, any blow is tough to swallow.  I’m not entirely surprised, unfortch.  Back injuries for pitchers are not good.  He just went from a potential 200+ IP pitcher to possibly Strasburg for the rest of his career.  I’m not joking.  Bad backs on pitchers are not good.  Can they get rid of them?  No, and every time they return it’s their back again.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .167.  I told you he was a sleeper (in 2013)!

Brad Miller – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1), hitting .200.  I told you he was a sleeper (in 2014)!

Jake Bauers – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .200.  I told you he was a sleeper (in 2018)!  Too bad the Indians got rid of Chief Wahoo, he might’ve been able to raise these dead sleepers.

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.50.  The Regression Fairies think Kate Hudson is underrated; they shake their head, disappointed, at people wearing the color brown and they will destroy your ratios.

Jonathan Loaisiga – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86.  With Luis Severino out for at least six more weeks (read: six months), Lasagna will have a longer leash.  Someone is reading in Italy right now remembering to bring in their Italian Greyhound named Lasagna.  I’d mostly rely on the Streamonator for Lasagna.

Luke Voit – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .195.  Every time I think I like Alonso more than Voit, Voit does something.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer.  Forget it, Luke, Alonso’s in the lead again!  Keep challenging each other though, it’s helpful for my teams.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 3rd homer and 3rd in as many games. I won’t mention that I wrote a sleeper post for him this offseason because daddy’s gotta dine out on that some other time.  Today’s Meadows’s day.

Jacob deGrom – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.18.  Not only did he get hit, he got smoked.  Balls were not dinking out for 20% chance of a hit on Statcast.  Balls were being mollywhopped out by Mitch Garver (4-for-5, 3 runs and two homers) as he told deGrom, “You’re now my *itch Garver.”

Kyle Gibson – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.71.  Why did I draft this schmohawk?  Ugh, I hate him.  He is the king of these 4 2/3 IP starts when his team is winning.  He stinks because he’s always breaking Win’d.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .250.  Apparently, he heard the thousands of you asking to drop him.  Please start asking about dropping Odor, thanking you in advance.

Jorge Polanco – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .405, and a double short of the cycle.  Damn, he already has a cycle this season.  About to start calling him Jorge Schwinn.

David Dahl – Hit the IL.  Thankfully.  Rest and please return healthy in two weeks.  Okay, now that I’m done with my vision board.  Yonathan Daza was called up.  Daza, who is not the boss, was talked about on our podcast yesterday by Podcaster Ralph.  He’s a speed/contact guy for NL-Only leagues.  Daza (0-for-4) hit leadoff yesterday in his 1st game, not because of what Daza can do, but just a little eff you tossed off to Tapia and Hampson.

German Marquez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.00.  Okay, I can’t explain away his entire start, but let’s try!  A better tag on a reviewed play at third on Freeman and a strike three call on Swanson, which was a strike, and he’d have two earned runs.  Wasn’t a beautiful start by him (where’s the Ks?), but it wasn’t as bad as the line looks.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself as I walk into traffic.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Tildaddy says you’re done with your homework!

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Just leave your fantasy team password in the comments and I’ll pick him up for you.  If your password is Mustachesarestupid, then don’t bother.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  First off, this is not to take anything from him, because he looked great, but that Rockies’ lineup is a mess.  Okay, as for the good stuff, there were a few moments (random errors) when this game could’ve went off the rails like the train in the The Fugitive, and not only did Fried avoid the third rail, but he showed poise of a much longer track record.  I choo-choo choose him!  Also, because I have cojones the size of watermelons, I started him and Marquez in Coors, and would own Fried just about everywhere.

Luis Urias – 0-for-1 as he was called up (two days ago, my b).  He is a .270 hitter with 7-homer pop and 7 steal-speed, and he will at least share time with Kinsler, i.e., in most leagues you can do better. Look at me having faith in you!

Joey Lucchesi – 4 IP, 7 ER vs. the Giants, ERA at 4.40.  What was that?  Did he owe something to the San Fran mob?  “This is a payoff for taking over Cannery Row in Monterrey.  We are square now.”

Derek Holland – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Feels a lot like the NL version of Shoemaker.  Makes sense since I’d bet a top ten occupation in Holland is a cobbler.

Dakota Hudson – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.79.  Win’doh!  Ugh, 4 2/3 IP starts are the most frustrating.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .195.  Au Shizz!

Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.78.  I do think even with 75% of his stuff (pitches) he can be still be worthwhile in deeper leagues, but I’m officially concerned about him.

Mike Trout – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  I thought he only caused his fantasy owners to strain their groins.  Hunh, weird.

Tommy La Stella – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in the last two games. It pains me to say, but hot schmotato alert!

Freddy Peralta – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.91.  Since I don’t own Peralta, this brings me a little joy.  I’m sorry.  It’s schadenfred.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Yasmani Grandal – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer.  Yasmani loves to hit in Los Angeles, and also 45 minutes south of Los Angeles.

Wei-Yin Chen – 2 IP, 10 ER.  More like Free-Lun Chen.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .258.  Okay, let’s do a quick roundup of this Reds’ sizzle-reel, snuff film because they scored a bazillion runs off Chen.  Matt Kemp (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .148) hit his 1st homer since dating Ri-Ri; Jesse Winker (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .103) hit his first homer because he’s cool like Henry Winkler; Scott Schebler (3-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer and Joey Votto continues to suck.  I told you not to draft him, but you’re living in the 2000’s with your crush on sober Britney Spears and rocking your Zune.

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.92.  Can I trade someone my 2018 Castillo shares for 2019 Castillo shares?  Please.

Jon Lester – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring.  Fun fact!  All HoneyBaked employees start their careers straining hamstrings.

Jurickson Profar – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .182.  Hey, the ball called the Jurickson store and you’re outta here! (Worst home run call of all time.)

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .309.  Here’s Semien in your eye! (Okay, that home run call is worse.)

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, and his 2nd steal, hitting .286.  Not quite a hot schmotato, but I’m a cyclops with a monocle on Dwight.  So, he’s the assistant to the hot schmotato.

Victor Robles – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .324 as he continues to hit 9th.  I don’t say this as a joke, but I truly believe if someone were to go into Davey Martinez’s office and switch Robles with Dozier in the lineup, he’d have no idea.

Juan Soto – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Stay thirsty, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Aaron Nola – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.46 vs. Stephen Strasburg – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.40.  This matchup was billed as, “Hey, Grey, I know you don’t like drafting top pitching, but could you tell me what you think of this pitching staff with Nola and Strasburg?”

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .333.  Super pumped I owned Bryce for his season with a .240 average, and not this one.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .294.  Was watching him the other day and it looked like he was reverting to old, sloppy tendencies of chopping bad pitches to the 2nd baseman, but can’t pull plug on him yet.  I do think hitting in front of the pitcher will catch up to him.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Good to see the return of one of the few remaining Sparky Anklebiters. Your might won’t be held down by your height.  For fantasy, he is the new blech.  He’ll either rest every third game or he will be hurt again by May 15th.

Chris Sale – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.00.  Sale said his previous start’s velocity was the lowest of his career because of an illness.  Yeah, that illness is old age and it affects 100% of the old.  Watched a good portion of this game and Sale hit 95, like, once and struck out so few Blue Kays, a team that usually strikes out four times per inning.  I stand by my Sale sell (say that fast 117 times!) and was far from impressed by his flat fastball.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .257.  Goodbye, Vogelbach, hello, Moreland!  Kidding, but Vogelbach could always use Moreland.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Mookie Best!

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, hitting .250, and still has yet to record an RBI.  How about that spring training?

Matt Shoemaker – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.92.  Was actually more impressed with The Cobbler than I was with Sale.  Different level of expectations obviously, but Shoemaker continued to look promising.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .129, and his 1st steal — a steal of home.  Wow, Sale’s lost so much velocity he can’t even get the ball home for a steal.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  If you’re still asking if you should pick up Bruce, you have to wonder what you’re waiting for.  He could have one of those old school-type seasons where he hits 27 homers by the All-Star Break, then fades into oblivion.

Richard Lovelady – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks as he was called up by the Royals.  You might know him by his preferred moniker, Dick Lovelady.  The BDE on Dick Lovelady is off the charts.  Dick Lovelady was almost your stepdad, but he Dick Lovelady’d your mom and then left her.  Don’t shoot the messenger!  Any hoo!  He’s been a closer in the minors.  *blank stare on your face*  He pitches for the Royals.  *Still blank*  Dude!  The Royals don’t have a closer.  In deep leagues, I could seeing messin’ around with Dick Lovelady.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and a walk-off homer off Jose Leclerc (1/3 IP, 3 ER).  Leclerc ran right to the showers only to find Jarrod Dyson had beat him there and was Doing the Floss.  Dyson said, “I gotta enjoy this!  The only way I ever thought I’d get a walk-off was if they put a cliff between first and second base.”

  1. P says:
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    Thanks Grey! Bruce or Vogelbach?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Own Bruce while he’s hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Member Berries says:
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    Dick Lovelady indeed!

    I have some serious PTSD Post Traumatic Streaming Doubt. I know it’s early but feels like every SP is getting rocked or injured (if not both, looking at you Ryu).

    2019 FOMO: Pete Alonso and Austin Meadows. Zero shares

    Just saw “Us” – enjoyed it more than I thought I would but I will need someone to explain it to me

    Streaming Nahle today, can’t get worse, right? Right!?

    • Schtickball says:
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      You like a little Yandy? How much you like him? Is he for real? Are his muscles for real?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw Us bc some black friends said I reminded them of the white dad, I don’t think it was a compliment

      Stream him

  3. It’s a Chris Sale Sale! says:
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    Grey, thank you as always for being our knight in shimmering armor. You shimmer and you glow.

    This might sound absurd, but would you rather have Vogelbach or Aguilar? Jesus was so good last year, but he’s only made contact 4 times this year.

    Also, going to drop Severino from my DL spot. Do you like Scooter Gennett or DiDI better to fill his spot?

    Last question, to make any of these moves I will have to drop someone to move around my DL with Severino. Who would you drop, if anyone? Thanks in advance Grey!

    Batters:
    W Ramos
    R Hoskins
    O Albies
    Arenado
    G Torres
    B Harper
    A Judge
    E Rosario
    A Rosario
    J Aguilar
    F Reyes

    Pitchers:
    L Castillo
    C Morton
    Z efflin
    F Peralta
    Y Kikuchi
    T Glasnow
    J Arietta
    C McHugh
    C Burnes
    M fried
    The cobbler
    E Diaz
    DL
    Severino

    • It’s a Chris sale sale says:
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      Also have Benintendi. Not that I would drop him, but for depths sake evaluating

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar, Didi

  4. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you drop Clevinger or put him on the IL?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      IL

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      IL but if you get into an IL crunch I could see letting him go. Sounds like it could be a lost season….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. birrrdy! says:
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    Nice use of Breaking Win’d! ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was that yours?

      • birrrdy! says:
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        Yes it was!

  6. Crazy J says:
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    ROTFLMAO… Dick Lovelady

  7. Schtickball says:
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    You like a little Yandy? How much you like him? Is he for real? Are his muscles for real?

  8. Moon Shots says:
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    Free Lun Chen is splitting my sides

    • PD says:
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      Happy to be reading the daily notes once again.

      2 boring questions…

      OF bench spot. Pick up Dwight Smith jr. & drop Cedric?

      C – where’s the beef? Contemplating dropping Wellington and plugging in falafel (bench utility bat) to free up a roster spot for speculative adds.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, try Smith — I’d hold Beef

  9. LenFuego says:
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    So the secret of the day was NOT to start a top 50 pitcher. Good lord, was there a solar flare or something yesterday that only affected top pitchers?

  10. Mojoman says:
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    Nice article Grey, hello DT :)

    I’m losing my patience with Hampson who does nothing in Coors field. I have both him and McMahon on IL.

    1) Adames is on WW. He’s hitting recently. Get him over Hampson? Actually my SB is low.

    2) McMahon worth holding on IL? I dropped Jeffress for new IL dweller Clevinger yesterday. Wrong move?

    Thanks for reading :)

    • Mojoman says:
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      Ah! this is sv+hd league. so I don’t care who will close for Brew Crew. So I dropped Jeffress.

    • Baby Seal says:
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      I dropped Hampson yesterday in my 12 teamer with shallow bench. Picked up Boyd. Couldn’t take it anymore

      • Mojoman says:
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        Oh, should I pull the trigger? Need more SB. Garrett Damnpson.

        • Baby Seal says:
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          I’m second in the league for SBs thus far, so was an easy choice for me. Thought I’d need more but only one person in my league really prioritizes SBs, and Treat Urner is down!

          DeShields available in your league? JBJ?

          – Baby Seal

    • prey879 says:
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      Do we start Flaherty at home vs. the Dodgers? Weird to ask start/sit for my top starter but Dodgers have been raking and Flaherty hasn’t been great so far

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I’m starting Flaherty

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @prey, Agree with DT

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojoman,

      1) It’s getting to that point, but if you need the steals then I say hold a bit longer
      2) Jeffress could be back this weekend, I’d look at grabbing him back if you need saves

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojoman,

      1) It’s getting to that point, but if you need the steals then I say hold a bit longer
      2) Jeffress could be back this weekend, I’d look at grabbing him back if you need saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Drop for Jeffress

      • Mojoman says:
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        Thanks Grey, DT, and Baby Seal :)

  11. crimedog says:
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    In my shallow league I benched polanco and Voit because degrom and Cole and then lose Mike trout. Oh and Joey luchessi. Ugh early season baseball.

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Forgot I had set my lineup a week ago and Cruz was in the Util over Voit. DOH

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Cruz was at the Mets for context…

    • Mojoman says:
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      I benched Voit too.
      I started Freddy “two-pitch” Peralta.
      Ugh early season baseball.

    • Moneyball says:
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      deGrom, Lucchessi and Fried in my lineup.

      If you told me they’d give up 13 combined ER, I would have made a frowney face but would ultimately understand 1 for deGrom, 2 for Lucchessi and 10 for Fried.

      Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

  12. Basement Artie says:
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    Thanks Grey! Funny as always. Gausman or Fried? Let’s hear it for the goyim!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d look to catch lightning in a bottle with Fried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  13. aardvark says:
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    Do you like Julio Urias or fried more?

    • peacecoast says:
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      urias

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    After losing Ryu to another injury, I wondered what you thought about Merrill Kelly. Seems like nobody is talking about him. Have you formed any opinion on him or is it way too early to know what to expect?

    • Cram It says:
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      I lost Ryu too and picked up Kelly. I’m deploying him against SD next week and taking it from there.

    • peacecoast says:
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      Kelly could be this years MIkolas

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kelly has looked good. Mediocre fastball but commands it well. Curve looks really sharp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Well I added Kelly last night. Keeping my fingers crossed he’s a diamond in the rough. Hopefully he does well, and when Ryu comes back, I make room for Kelly, too.

        Thanks to everyone for the input!

  15. Charlie says:
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    Points league- ROS

    Christian Walker or Josh Bell?
    Bell’s woba is legit, but Walker has power potential.

    Travis Shaw or DJ Lamehieu?
    Shaw looks lost and DJ looks solid.

    • Cram It says:
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      Bell. I prefer the guy who has shown potential already and is still young enough to put it together.

      Shaw, but depends on needs.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Agree with Cram it except its Shaw over DJ by a landslide for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  16. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Holy $#!+. Jurickson and Meadows both on my bench yesterday. Yay me!

    • peacecoast says:
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      sonavabench!

  17. Nightpandas says:
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    Obp keeper

    Domingod and Castillo or S Marte and Hendricks

    Thanks Grey

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Domingo and Castillo for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Shopgurrrl says:
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    I’d like to make a move on Max Fried. Would you cut bait on Mikolas or Stripling in a 12-team? Those are my two guys most on the bubble.

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Stripling would be the move, but not so sure I’d drop him for Fried… in fact I could make that move myself and am not

    • Cram It says:
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      I would lose Mikolas. But I might be on the extreme of not liking him.

    • peacecoast says:
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      hold

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d swap Strip for Fried at this point, going for upside in a 12 teamer anyway

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Why so down on Strip, DT?

        – Baby Seal

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’m really concerned about his decreased velocity

          • Baby Seal says:
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            Very helpful, DT. Ty!!

      • Shopgurrrl says:
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        Thanks! Urias is available now too. I’m an upside addict, but the Dodgers’ rotation carousel makes me want to hurl. Are you buying on Urias or is he heading to the bullpen for good?

          • Shopgurrrl says:
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            Mikolas is about the only drop I could make for Urias. Miles is so boring, I don’t think I’ll lose any sleep over it.

            • Harley Earl says:
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              Agree with Shopgirl. Just lose Mikolas and grab Urias.

              Urias is an elite talent. His innings will be limited but he’s worth it. If you’re in a dynasty or keeper league, definitely grab him now.

              Mikolas has been figured out, and with no strikeout potential, he’s a 4.22 ERA guy this year.

  19. Savoy Special says:
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    14 Team H2H Auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) hold Freddy Peralta or drop for Trevor Cahill, Vince Velasquez, Jake Odorizzi, Michael Wacha, Derek Holland, or Adam Wainwright?
    2) please rank the waiver wire SPs in question 1. I know it’s slim pickings..

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

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Chad Green
    SP: German Marquez
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Freddy Peralta
    B: Max Fried
    IL: Mike Clevinger

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      Your SP looks F’d anyway, so I don’t know if any of those streamers are going to help. I like Cahill myself until he gets hurt.

      • Savoy Special says:
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        One team in our 14 team league drafted DeGrom, Sale, Nola, and Syndergaard and another took Scherzer and Verlander. So everyone else’s pitching is F’d. I think Cahill is the safest bet but part wants to go with Derek Holland cuz he’s actually been decent since last year

        • Cram It says:
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          Holland is fine too.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m sticking with Freddy for another start. That staff actually doesn’t look too bad to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Tony Young says:
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    Yo Grey in a 14 team fpts league…… would you deal a $32 SALE for say a $14 Trevor Bauer? My values of players are so off, hard for me to tell, you think Sale is toast? 30 years old and burnt out or?

    is that salary diff enough and sales starts to make that swap? or is it a no brainer and I’m probably dumb for offering it because it will be auto-declined haha…..

    • peacecoast says:
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      you gotta do that immediately

    • Jerry Kenly says:
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      Dudes not going to trade you Bauer for Sale

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bauer. The salary difference is enough by itself…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  21. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    So nice, man. Seriously much needed honey-made balm for the sting in my eyes.

    a. Seriously, thought the lede today would be ‘Profar, pro good’, get it? As in the saying ‘so far so good’ as in Profar is the bomb. Maybe Rudy can use it on Earth-2.

    b. Thanks a million for Ozark. My wife and I love it.

    c. My pitching is so bad, the hitting packed and left.

    d. My pitching is so bad, this is their best moment…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pkczwN9RcU&t=48s.

    e. Thought the same thing about Hudson, then I saw he threw 100 pitches to get there. If you can’t get through 5 INN with 100 pitches, you don’t deserve the W you get to go straight to jail, do not pass go and do not collect 200$.

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 10

    Milking a Cow Sketch

    Abbott: Do you know how to milk a cow?
    Costello: Do I know how to milk a cow?
    Abbott: Do ya?
    Costello: Milk a cow? Well you get him to sit down and…uh…how do
    you milk a cow?
    Abbott: You don’t know how to milk a cow?
    Costello: No.
    Abbott: You start from the back.
    Costello: From the back? (Tries climbing on the cows back and the cow
    starts to walk away). WHOA BOY!
    Abbott: Whoa Betsy.
    Costello: WHOA BETSY! Whatever your name is.
    Abbott: You see, you take the bucket and put it under the cow’s utter.
    Costello: The cow’s other what?
    Abbott: Not other what. The cow’s utter.
    Costello: I take the bucket and i put it where?
    Abbott: Under the cow’s utter.
    Costello: The cow’s other what? You have to put it under the cow’s other
    something.
    Abbott: Not other something.
    Costello: You can’t put under the cow’s other nothing.
    Abbott: Not other nothing. The cow’s utter.
    Costello: THE COW’S OTHER WHAT?
    Abbott: Not other what. You go directly to the source.
    Costello: Huh?
    Abbott: You go right to the source.
    Costello: Who’s talking about sauce? I want milk. You want sauce? I’ll
    pick apples and make apple sauce.
    Abbott: No, No. You go right to the source. The cow’s tanks.
    Costello: What?
    Abbott: Tanks.
    Costello: You’re welcome.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • The tribe says:
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      Grey, I didn’t know you made the Netflix show ozark! What are you doing running a fantasy site you stud!

      Take my wife, please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. Nice! F. So much confusion!

  22. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up! In a deep 10 tm, 5×5 cat mixed league

    1) how do you rank these pitchers for waivers: Fried, Caleb Smith, Merrill kelly, Trent Thornton
    2) how do you rank these utility batters for waivers: dansby, vogelbach, Christian (White)Walker, Yandy Diaz

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Smith, Fried, Thornton, Kelly
      2) Yandy, Dansby, Vogey, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. FatBob says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Suarez hit his second homer of the year last night. Don’t worry….I still love you…

  24. lubey says:
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    I need the Royals to make the one and only Mr. Dick Lovelady their closer ASAP!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone needs Dick Lovelady!

  25. Hello Rockview says:
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    Adam Jones or Jay Bruce for a bench spot ?

    Head to head league

    Thanks

    • peacecoast says:
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      bruce

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Own Bruce while he’s hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  26. J-Money says:
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    What up G,

    Bader or Buxton in a 12 team OPS league?

    Thanks!

      • J-Money says:
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        Thanks homie. One more…Kang or Moreland at the CI spot?

        • J-Money says:
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          Also, add Josh Bell and Christian Walker to the mix. Thanks!

  27. Sean says:
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    I know its a bit early to think about dropping either of T. Shaw and J. Aguilar, but how much leash do they have, a month or so? Looking to add a bench bat to rest one of those guys for the time being who do you like best out of Heyward, A. Gordon, and R. Healy?

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s too early. If they’re batting .200/losing PT in a month, then there’s your leash.

      Healy.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  28. Carlos says:
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    GREY!

    Drop Eduardo Rodriguez for Shoemaker or Fried?

    Thanks !

  29. J-Hova says:
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    What a day – Clev, Marquez gets shelled…should hav e trusted streamonator w/ marquez

    Love the Meadows blurb. As a Util ros in a 10 team roto do you like Moncado or Meadows??

    Thanks!!!

    • Jerry Kenly says:
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      I like both Moncada and Meadows as top 50-75 guys this year. I’d roster both and trade someone else for maybe some Pitching help.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Meadows for me but both should be owned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Turner AND Clevinger down in my main league (with only 1 IL slot)…
    … I don’t think I can drop Clevinger… right?

    • If it’s Trea keep him, try to trade Clevinger for something even 50 cents on the dollar is better than nothing. Clevinger could be out a long time.

    • J-hova says:
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      I’m in the same boat – 10 team Roto. I’m leaning on dropping, especially after reading greys blurb – he’s right back issues so probably won’t be the same this yr.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      With only one IL slot I’d probably ditch him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. stayinhot says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Greg Bird. I feel the Yankees want him to succeed but hes definitely behind Voit now and he will probably get injured climbing the stairs or cleaning his teeth.

    I just looked in the free agent pool and WOWZERS CI is a hot mess.

    So in a 14 team OPS drop Bird for Moreland? Other “options” include Wilmer Flores, Ryan Zimmermann and Candelario?

    My current 1B is CJ Cron so yeah……brutal.

    Have a great day

    • bacca72 says:
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      12 team. 5×5 obp. Saves+holds

      Have corbin. Marquez, lucchesi, f peralta, musgrove, eovaldi, german. Woodruff. Drop any for Holland, C smith, Cahill?

      Still moving the staff around a lot, appreciate the frequent help!

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Maybe Smith for Freddy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @bacca — Agree with DT

        • bacca72 says:
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          Thank you

    • JakeTPE says:
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      I’m rolling Moreland at 1B, Muncy at 3B, and Reynolds at CI in a 14 teamer so could be worse. (McMahon is on IL.) I’d love to own Cron!

      Moreland has been good for me. HR in two straight. Is playing more than Pearce. Sounds like you need AB and Moreland is giving you those in the heart of a good lineup.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Zimmerman for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stay — Yeah, nothing exciting there

  32. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey, DT, Razzballers,

    Wanted to get the temp of the room on Fried vs Eovaldi. Too early to cut bait on the latter? Fried’s upside is pretty attractive right now. 12 team roto with QS.

    It was a bad day here with German, Peralta, Lucchessi, and Stressbird starting across my leagues, and then a Leclerc BS to finish off the night on three teams! When it rains, it pours.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Sounds like we have a lot of the same problems, Jake! See my post below ?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        On it!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll take Fried over Eov

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Damn, you love Fried. What gives?!

        – Baby Seal

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          He just dominated in Coors and has only given up a total of 6 hits and 1 walk in his 12 starter innings. No idea if it continues, but I’m jumping on board to find out.

          Also was never really an Eovaldi guy…

      • JakeTPE says:
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        that’s what I was hoping you’d say. Thanks DT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t cut bait on either

  33. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Pick up my Dick Lovelady or keep holding Robertson? 14 team league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • seth swirsky says:
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        lovelady or ian kennedy (with his sp/rp status)?

  34. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey! Woke up this morning to Mous finally having 2B eligibility in ESPN. Fantasy Gods have finally giveth some mercy.

    However, Cruz was in my Util (at Mets…) over Voit, and Leclerc decided to bend me over last night; what gives! The Gods giveth and the Gods taketh. At least my opponent had Sale going…

    1) Thoughts on Peraza so far? Got the Reds bug? 2) Ryan Zimmerman worth a look? 3) Does Cruz normally start slow, concerned about age, or much ado about nada? 4) Seems like no one wants to give Davis credit for his 2 RBIs, sad! 5) Thoughts on Eovaldi so far?

    Thanks!!
    – Baby Seal

    • JakeTPE says:
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      (1) I also have Peraza! Haven’t been starting him much but 2 hits last night. Maybe he’s breaking out of the funk. And (2) hopefully Cruz will start homering. It’s hard with so many interleague games in NL parks lately — he’s not getting in games enough. If (5) you have Eovaldi and you’re not starting him against the Blue Kays, then I think you have to question why you are still rostering Eovaldi. Good luck!

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Oh, I am starting him…reluctantly! Haven’t had a chance to watch, so hoping someone who has can help share what’s going on beneath the terrible surface line numbers.

        Daily league, standard H2H 5×5 cats, 4 acquisitions per week, 2 IL spots, 4 bench spots, only 10IP min per matchup

        Squad:

        C Grandal
        1B Voit
        2B Mous
        3B Muncy
        SS Peraza
        OF Yelich
        OF Judge
        OF Soto
        DH Pham
        DH Cruz
        (no bench after dropping Hampson’s sorry ass)

        (Start 8P per day)
        P Taillon
        P Wheeler
        P Eovaldi
        P Strahm
        P Paddack
        P Stripling
        P Boyd
        P Hand
        P LeClerc
        P Strop
        P Stammen
        P Pressly

        IL Nelson (FA pickup)

        Knock on wood, I’m lucky the worst injury I’ve had thus far was that liner off Taillon’s head!

        – Baby Seal

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Hold Peraza
      2) Sure
      3) Much ado about nada
      5) He doesn’t excite me

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Thanks DT!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem. Agree with Grey, you don’t have anyone to drop for Zimm…

          • Baby Seal says:
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            Possibly one of the pitchers, but probably would gamble on a Vogel or someone like that first.

            Just on my radar because we know that 2 month hot stretch is coming before he’s out for the year tripping over first base!

            Thanks again DT!

            -Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @baby seal — 1. I’d hold Peraza 2. Meh, over who? Cruz? Nah 4. So true! 5. Give him another start or two before passing judgment

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Ty Grey!!!

  35. Lee says:
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    8 x 8 10 team mixed using Walks,Strikeouts and XBH. Do I use my 3rd waiver priority to pick up Profar who was dropped yesterday or see if he clears?

    • Lee says:
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      Sorry didn’t think this posted. See below for more details. Thx!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d wait to see if he clears

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. Lee says:
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    8 x 8 10 team mixed using Walks,Strikeouts and XBH (qs, ip and k/9 for pitching). Do I use my 3rd waiver priority to pick up Profar who was dropped yesterday or see if he clears first? Thoughts on who to drop – Loreano, Gurriel, or a SP (Erod, Povetta, or Skaggs).

    Current team
    C Ramos
    1 Rizzo
    2 Baez
    3 Moustakas
    Ss Segura
    OF Benintendi, Rosario, Myers
    Ut Mazara, Mancini
    Bn Y Gurriel, Loureanno
    DL Turner, Andujar

  37. Shibboleth says:
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    Hello, all. Would you take Fried over any of Hamels, Hendricks, or Corbin Burnes?

    My pitchers: Marquez, Flaherty, German, Hendricks, Skaggs, Maeda, Hamels, Burnes; Trienen, Jansen, Smith

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Over Burnes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d actually want him over Skaggs first but Burnes is fine too

      • Cram It says:
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        Yeah, I didn’t see Skaggs. People and their long lists not in list form!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  38. isd71 says:
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    Hey 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS league
    IF, 2 UTIL, 3 OF

    Should I hold on to Harrison Bader or cut bait? He is just playing in my util.

    Pickup options are
    Kiermmaier
    Moreland
    JD Davis
    Dyson
    Dietrich
    Pinder
    Verdugo
    Leury Garcia
    Descalsco
    Lowe
    Belt
    Asdrubal
    Canha
    Kepler
    Granderson
    Hanley

  39. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Lol at the Bauers writeup!

    McNeil over Hampson, Bradley Jr, and Goodrum in weekly leagues?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Goodrum

  40. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I have been stashing Severino in two leagues is it time to drop him? Does’nt look like he is coming back until at least June.

    • Cram It says:
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      If you need the room, sure drop him.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks Crammy ,

        unfortunately i have Dahl, Stanton, severion, trea turner, foltynewicz, kimbrel, and now archer is suspended. my hitting is great so i still won last week (H2H) with 3 open pitching slots but i can’t count on that too often

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          Pitchers available are Shoemaker, Gausman, darvish, i’m thinking of grabbing max fried. someone just picked up boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Fried

  41. Brent Briere says:
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    Freddy P a drop or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Can be dropped but it depends on league depth. I’m holding if its 14 teams or deeper.

      • Brent Briere says:
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        Thanks! 14 team, caleb smith available

  42. Tomsternator says:
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    Would you drop any of these players for Nick
    Margevicius or Jordan
    Zimmermann?

    Trevor Richards
    Zack Godley
    Kyle Gibson

    Or should I stay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley for Marge

  43. Brett says:
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    Would you rather have Wade Davis or Iglesias?

    Thanks

  44. Jc says:
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    I need a better CI and think Abreu is obtainable. Would you do these two for ones? If so please rank best to worst for me please.

    1. Ohtani and McNeil
    2. Ohtani and Yuili
    3. Healy and Yuli
    4. Healy and McNeil

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d do any of em: 3, 4, 2, 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Jc says:
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        Thank you both. He decided to keep Abreu but is willing to give Wil Myers. Still do it?

  45. All Your Baseballs Are Belong To Us says:
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    In one league, I’ve lost Turner, Stanton, Clevinger and Andujar. I’m not sure if I have a question or if that’s the beginning of a suicide note. Mr. Albright will you stroke your mustache twice and tell me it’s gonna be OK? If you had two DL slots, would you drop Andujar? Is Clevinger worth the long term stash for someone in my shituation? What’s the more painful way to die: being drawn & quartered or fielding a long fly ball like Ozuna? Thanks and I’ll take my answer off the air.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice… Drop Andujar and Clevinger

  46. vee says:
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    yo Grey – my pitching staff this year aint lookin too sharp

    drop any of the below for Fried?

    teheran, luchessi, stripling, freeland, happ, corbin, godley, eflin

    thx m8

    • Cram It says:
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      Godley

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Godley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  47. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups. Need to sit (not drop) one of the following for the next week. Have included H-Tron’s values, but don’t really understand why H-Tron is so high on the coldest player (Odor) and so low on some others. Anyways, here they are:

    Odor ($20.7 – WTF?)
    Suarez ($13.2 – 6 games, all RHP)
    Profar ($5.6 – was cold AF, but after yesterday…?)
    Laureano ($5.6)
    Peraza ($4.4 – 6 games, all RHP)
    Yandy (-$4.1 – far and away the lowest value, but it’s YANDY! – 5 games, all RHP)

    Thanks in advance.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d sit Profar but who am I to argue with Rudy’s bots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know the matchups, I guess Yandy

  48. Cram It says:
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    H to the RAlonso!

    Are you kidding me? I’m all about Schadenfraude in fantasy baseball! I want every pitcher I don’t own to get blown up, always (sans Mets). I wonder if Oaktown will chime in on FP today. Hehe.

    Hell, I’m Schadenfrauding myself smiling at Lucchesi’s line even though I own him in ‘Perts. I was off of him. Sick ain’t it?!

    • William Hung says:
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      My fantasy day was awful leading up to the Mets game, and then got even worse when I saw DeGrom get rocked and Pete Alonso strike out his first 2 ABs… then… silver lining!!!

      High level summary of the fantasy day:
      -Clevinger news
      -Benintendi/Betts combine for 1/10 (at least a HR)
      -Still no SBs
      -Shaw appears to have lost his eyesight – I totally thought he would bust out against Harvey
      -Combined pitching performance: 11 innings with a 9.82 ERA/1.8 WHIP 2 Ls and 1 SV (Swarzak) – AND I benched Marquez so it could have been worse

      But all that was wiped away in my book by Alonso’s 2 HRs and 3 RBIs… I’m enjoying this ride. Also, how about Nimmo finally getting into one as well?

      • Cram It says:
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        I like how last night and that game against the Nats when they were getting blown out 12-1 early, they didn’t roll over and the offense fought them back. Their starters aren’t going to let up 3 runs or less every game like we fantasize, but I love that we finally have an offense and don’t have to throw in the towel when we go down a few runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re moving schadenfreude to straight masochism

      • Cram It says:
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        Good point. Self-schadenfreude = masochism.

  49. Dustin Stokes says:
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    Drop LeMahieu for Bruce?

    10 team, R, HR, RBI, SBN, Avg, Obp, Slg

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. kilkennybrian says:
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    Should I be owning Ian Kennedy in a 12 team? Not too desperate for saves.

    • Cram It says:
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      I do, but I need saves.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah, not if you aren’t desperate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  51. Tom says:
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    Hello, I current have:

    Trevor Richards
    Kyle Gibson
    Zack Godley

    Would you drop any of the above for Nick Margevicius, and/or Jordan Zimmermann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  52. Wally Pipp says:
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    Eloy 2 hits again… except 1 was a bloop and the other was an infield single… still no extra base hits, and his under the hood stats look bad- his avg exit velo through 42 plate appearances is 87 mph ( surprise it’s even that high he hasn’t hit anything hard that I’ve seen) and his avg launch angle is 2 degrees… aka hes hitting everything into the ground. I dont think hes even made a long fly ball out yet.

    Also yeah, Kyle gibson is so bad. So pissed i didnt stream holland in that matchup ugh.

    Love that your on dansby, seems like nobody believes in him. His breakout hasnt been lucky. 92 mph exit velo through 43 PA’s with 406 feet avg hr distance on 4 homers, and 11.3° launch angle. I bet he hits like 290 with 20 homers and 10 steals this season.

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      You were the kid with rat-tail, Kool-Aid mustache, whom sounded liked he constantly needed to spit when he talked weren’t you?

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        More like the athlete who had you crying to the teacher when i hurt your feelings

  53. Kas says:
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    Grey, how do you feel about this trade?

    I give: Paul Goldschmidt
    I get: Javier Baez

    *I have Pete Alonso as a fallback option at 1B

    Thanks for the help.

    • Cram It says:
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      Grey has Baez ranked 6th overall.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  54. peacecoast says:
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    start maeda in STL?

    Dick Lovelady lol.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, sir… Season 4 is great, btw — only 2 eps in

      • peacecoast says:
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        I thought you were waiting for the whole season to drop.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Couldn’t wait

  55. Magnum says:
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    I have Kennedy b/c closermonkey says he is the lead closer in the committee…would you roster lovelady over Kennedy…I need saves badly (my Givens/Robertson plan is in limbo)

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m holding Kennedy until the Royals have a save chance to see who gets it. Which might not even be worth it.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  56. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    The Chris Davis blurbs get me every time

  57. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Rolled with Lucchesi and Marquez in 2 leagues, left Profar on the bench in one and lost Clevinger and Dahl. Maybe I’ll give golf another try.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Masters weekend is the perfect time to dive back into fantasy golf

    • Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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      I also lost Dahl and Clevenger to go along with Stanton and Olson. Bowling and pool are alternatives

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        Jakob Butturff is the name in bowling right now. Hes shaped like a pear, has acne, and has the most bizzare bowling technique ever but his strike % is absurd. Is there really fantasy bowling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early!

  58. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would you be ok dropping Alex Reyes in a 14 team (QS and SV+HLD) keep 6 for a streamer?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. burningbridges247 says:
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    I have Enrique Hernandez. Drop him for Swanson in a 10-team roto? The fact that he has been working with Chipper has me intrigued and believing Swanson could be legit.

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      Id want them both. If i had to pick give me dansby, im buying his breakout.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Swanson, but prolly coin flip

  60. Eric Jenike says:
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    Benintendi/Story or Mookie/Corbin?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mookie for me but its fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. HulkHogansHeros says:
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    Trade my Matt Chapman for his Jose Abreu? OPS League. I have Josh Donaldson at UTL. Muncy & Carpenter (yahoo 3b eligible) at 1st and 2nd.

  62. Bryce says:
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    Could you please rank Clevinger’s potential replacements: D German, Yonny, Matz, Fried, Marco G

    …also should I drop Odor???

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      How much do you want reliable vs. risky/upside? I’d likely go Marco for safe, German for upside and Matz and Fried somewhere between

  63. Tony C says:
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    in a 10×10 H2H 12 team league where just about all hitting counting stats count including walk and strikeouts, how woul you rank for 2B: Jeff McNeil, Pinder, Galvis and Adam Frazier?
    Also, overall do you prefer Voit or Jorge Polanco in this same league for a Utility position in my lineup? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them — Voit

  64. Yozo says:
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    Pick 2

    Vogelbach
    Yandy
    Clint
    Bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy, Bauers

  65. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Grey, great write up

    1A) Do you think Dick Lovelady would be the only closer for the Royals, or they’ll have a 60/40, 70/30 committee with him and someone?

    1B) If committee, what’s the breakdown?

    Sorry I have no idea what to do about saves these days.

    2) Has Freddy Peralta declared himself a streamer now after 3 starts?

    3) Holding on Gibson, or drop and start streaming him?

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Who knows, pure speculation
      2) Depends on league depth but I’d say streamer if less than 14 teams
      3) Depends on league depth but I’d say streamer if less than 14 teams

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — impossible to say

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Thanks!

        Have any good batty calls for tom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haven’t looked yet

  66. wizard of ozuna says:
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    12 team league– just lost Clevinger and Ryu…

    Thoughts on Nelson or Soroka for replacement stash? Who do you like more?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I feel like there’s probably a better option in a 12 teamer.

      If not, I guess I’d take Nelson but kind of a toss up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  67. Dave D says:
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    Damn, I had one team with Gibson, Marquez, Lucchesi, Peralta all starting yesterday. My team ERA went from 1.97 to 3.37. Ouch!

    Man, Peralta is frustrating. I played him everywhere (x4) for his 1st and 3rd starts, had him benched everywhere for his gem in 2nd. I think I might add Chase Anderson everywhere I own Freddy. I’m not benching him again yet but talk about extremes… he made one of the top 3 starts of the year then serves up not one but TWO DINGERS to journeyman LaStella???!! Is this sone sort of sick joke? “Are you there, God, it’s me, Dave, that was really a f’n hilarious prank you pulled with Peralta and La Stella… are you trying to make Brad Ausmus look smart?”

    I’m perplexed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m with you! It was a difficult night, but made my Marquez feel better when I saw everyone else get shelled

      • Dave D says:
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        At least I owned a few guys that did damage against my SP’s. Pillar had been amazing so far in SF. Batting leadoff tonight. Austin hitting 3rd, now on 3rd consecutive start. I’m picking him up in more leagues if this holds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just got Austin in two of my NL-Only leagues, let’s go!

          • Dave D says:
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            Nice!!!

  68. Seph Meier says:
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    L. Urias, D. Fletcher or Pedroia Ros?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urias for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  69. phil says:
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    Would you pick up Jorge Polanco and drop Garrett Hampson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

  70. Big TIcket says:
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    Yesterday morning you said Sale was still top 15 SP. Does his poor showing against he double A BJ’s change that?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      As long as he’s actually pitching I think he’s still top 10-15

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wasn’t great last April for velocity… I’m not writing off a possible #1 SP in all of baseball after a few starts… But, no, he does not look good

  71. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    On a side note just heard this….I was not really paying attention to the mlb competition committee but it seems like they are going to pass the minimum 3 batter rule. I’m not a fan of the crazy analytics driven moves but an arbitray minimum just does’nt make sense. How many times have you seen pitchers come in and not have stuff on a given night. I think it will actually make games longer

    anyone like this idea?

    • SheaSeraSera says:
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      Dislike it all over. No pitch clock, no three batter rule. Plain silly.

    • Keeks says:
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      I have yet to find someone in support of this idea, I think its just something being pushed by Manfred. The other proposed changes like the cap for pitchers on the roster (most likely 12) would already be working towards speeding things up

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        That cap would have a similar effect but do you think they can get a roster limit past the players union?

        • Keeks says:
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          Seems like the pitcher cap would create more opportunities for young position players, but less movement back and forth from the minors and majors. So.. maybe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s an awful idea for pitchers, could help hitters — I don’t like it

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Yep…..and if it helps hitters that means the games will go longer defeating the purpose of the rule……then they will probably add a 4 run per inning limit to correct the correction

  72. HulkHogansHeros says:
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    Am I crazy to turn down his Jose Abreu for my Matt Chapman? Its a 6×6 OPS 12 teamer.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not crazy but I want Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Keeks says:
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      Thanks DT I needed this.. maybe at least one of my pitchers doesn’t suck

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        No problem. Yesterday was a bad day to own pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched him… He was close to pulling out of that game

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Pulling out? Is that a sexual reference?

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Well did he at least use protection?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not from Swanson/Acuna

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                Who could blame him for wanting to raw dog Acuna

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  In fairness, it was a 4-person consent condom

  73. kelly leak says:
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    No questions. Just wanted to say “great write up”!
    Always love reading this in the morning. Especially this year since I own Tildaddy, Sexy DP, and now Dick Lovelady! LOL’d at that one!

  74. ari says:
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    You and pianowski really still going at it? give it a rest, grey. this is embarrassing.

    • peacecoast says:
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      omg is this the guy that posts this shit every week?

      • Metalgod says:
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        “Build it (comment section) and they will come!”(trolls)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Metalgod

      • ari says:
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        oh feck off and get a real job, real life flanders. the beef is real and we all know it. you dirty schmuck.

  75. fleeced says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick 2 for the end of my bench.

    Laureano, McNeil, Bruce, Franmil, Olson, or Frazier.

    Standard 5×5 redraft.

    • Cram It says:
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      First 2.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I say own and start Bruce while he’s hot. Laureano for the other one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  76. Conforto says:
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    You wrote a sleeper post on Conforto? The guy who went .350/28 last year?

  77. Why Clevinger why? says:
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    Based on your recap about Maikel Franco do you like him more than Schoop ROS in a standard roto for counting stars or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re about even, I like Schoop a bit more still

  78. Jeremy Burke says:
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    You ask one favor and not one person complies, so here you go.
    Can i drop Odor yet?

    • Cram It says:
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      For who?

      If you drop him at his worst, you’re going to miss when he starts getting mild!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone asked to drop him above, but thank you, Jeremy

  79. PetFed says:
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    End of bench. 12 team RCL

    Freddy Galvis, Dwight Smith Jr, Christin Stewart

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Stewart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  80. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Fantasy Great Grey,

    I didn’t read any comments and I don’t have Odor but I’m imaginarily picking him up.

    Should I drop him?

    Happy Duesday,

    CentralCoastCali

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you, sir!

  81. SheaSeraSera says:
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    6×6 League OPS league bench fill in guy question: Drop Cole Kalhoun for the likes of Lowe, Leonys, Swanson, or Dyson for the odd SB?

    • SheaSeraSera says:
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      Sorry meant extra category is OPS. Have AVG as well if that changes things.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Swanson

      • SheaSeraSera says:
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        Funny, since posting this Swanson was picked up…I was too slow.

        • Wally Pipp says:
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          Yeah, swansons ownership % is mooning, sorry you missed out.

  82. lwomack58 says:
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    Which side of the trade do you like best-McCutchen for Leclerc.

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Apples to oranges. McCutchen.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        I’ll add a winkle to this-the first offer was:

        My G. Holland and Leclerc for his McCutchen and Laureano.

        I was going to counter with Leclerc for McCutchen as it would have left me with only Hand and D. Castillo.

        Without listing my full lineup I could use the production that McCutchen could offer.

        Thanks Cram

        • Cram It says:
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          McCutch and Laureano is better. But if it’s leaving you with 1 1/4 closers than forget it. You know your roster.

    • peacecoast says:
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      leclerc, closers are gold

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sounds like you need the offense so I’d do the Holland Leclerc for Cutch and Laureano version

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  83. Keeks says:
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    As a Sox fan I was bummed about Sale, but as a fantasy baseballer I was pretty ecstatic.

    OPS league.. How would you rank White Walker, Vogelbach and Voit for ROS?

    • Keeks says:
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      Also, what are your expectations from Rich Hill? Looks to be back soon, would you prefer him over guys like EdRod, Julio Urias or Max Fried in 10 or 12 team leagues?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit, huge drop off, Vogey, Walker but really flip a coin on those two

      • Keeks says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Voit, drop off, Walker, but same diff as DT

      • Keeks says:
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        Thanks!

  84. J-Dawg says:
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    Ha! “The BDE of Dick Lovelady.” Pete Davidson is showing that BDE really works. Now that we’ve seen a couple of weeks, can you rank these NL catchers ROS – Ramos, Contreras, Grandal. Still sticking with your pre-season order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Yasmani, Contreras, but could be any order still, they’re all close

  85. Richie says:
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    What’s your take on Kris Bryant?Admittedly I haven’t watched many of his ABs this year, and I know he was hurt last year and is supposedly fully healthy right now, I’m still tempted to move him for 90 cents on the dollar and just be done with him. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to see him hit a few HRs… I’m worried until then

  86. pinkman says:
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    Catcher question! Replace Mejia with Barnes or Narvaez in an OBP league?

    • Cram It says:
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      Catcher question!

      • pinkman says:
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        lol

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Barnes for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  87. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Clevenger replacement choices:
    Godley, S Grey, Cimber, Ross , Turnbull, Lopez (Miami), Richards, Burnes, Davies, Velesquez, any Giant except Mad Bum, Wainright. Lauer, Strahm
    There are a bunch more schmohawks.
    We actually need two or three (we are allowed two on bench) Any ideas. We have Fried, Lucchessi, Musgrove and C Smith. 15 team k/bb league
    This loss is devastating . Our best pitcher 10 days in.
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Burnes, Richards, Strahm, Lopez for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Willie Mickey…. What happened with Tout this year? No, Staten Island?

      Those SPs are a bunch of schmohawks… BUrnes, Richards is fine I guess

      • Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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        Ask my son…I retired and moved to Fla. With a deep 15 team ( and guys in the league for 35 yrs) all the good pitchers will be gone. Schmohalks are all that’s left
        :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Gotcha, enjoy the nice weather!

  88. Cable says:
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    am i suppose to cut ( can’t trade him ) Puig loose a 12 team H/H Points league ……its a DH spot so who would be your top 5 hitter FA pickups right now will check to see if they are available ….

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Cram It says:
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      Trout, Betts, Fletcher, Meadows, Pillar.

      • Cable says:
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        don’t know who Fletcher is

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Ha, Cram it

  89. James says:
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    Fried over either Lucchesi or Matz?

  90. isd71 says:
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    Also for pitching 6×6 QS

    Have Gausman

    Drop for
    Caleb Smith
    Woodruff
    Merrill Kelly
    Wacha

  91. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Start Yu tonight?

    I benched him last game and was planning on doing the same until he threw a decent one but just checking….

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait until he threw decently, but I don’t know who he’s facing

      • Tigres says:
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        Pirates at home! so it’s now or never for Yu…

  92. Cable says:
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    H/H Points 12 team league…..want to do some spring cleaning….need to drop 2….basic points scoring 1pt per K..2pt per IP.. -1 pt per run allowed -.5 for walks…-5 per Loss & 10 pt per Win

    Urias
    Freed
    German
    D Rodriquez
    CC Sabathia
    Pivitta
    Lucchesi

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rodriguez and CC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  93. Right? says:
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    Someone dropped Peraza I’m Forsure scooping him up in replace of Laureano right?

  94. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft. SV+HD is one of our stats.

    drop Chad Green for Anthony Swarzak?

    Thanks!

  95. Pitcherproblems says:
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    How long are you holding Gibson, Ed-Rod and Eovaldi in a 12 team mixed roto with QS added on? I’m not enthralled by anyone on the wire-

    Brett Anderson, Mike Leake, Derek Holland, Tyson Ross, Eric Lauer, Turnbull, Wacha, Davies, Fiers…

    Drop one for a streaming spot as opportunities open? Blah I need the Sox to get their shit together

    Marquez, Lucchesi, and Gonzales have at least been OK (barring last night for 2 of the three)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longer than a few starts… Gibson is 1st one off the team tho

      • Pitcherproblems says:
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        Sounds fair to me. Thanks.

  96. Why Clevinger Why? says:
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    Based on your recap would you want Franco over Schoop in a standard roto or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re even right now, I’d likely lean Schoop

  97. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Kiki or Odor?

  98. brett says:
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    Wade Davis or Iglesias? Thanks

  99. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Urias is available now too in my 12-teamer. I’m an upside addict, but the Dodgers’ rotation carousel makes me want to hurl. Are you buying on Urias or is he heading to the bullpen for good?

    Also, just had someone offer me his Sale and Hicks for my Bauer and Vlad Jr (LOL, no). However, he does have some intriguing underperformers. Would you be looking to buy low on Wheeler or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m buying on Urias — I’d buy low on Wheeler and Nola, too.

      • Shopgurrrl says:
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        Are you holding on Mikolas?

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Mikolas … barf!!!

  100. Nightpandas says:
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    Drop Aguilar from Bruce in a 12 team redraft?

    • Cram It says:
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      Nope.

    • Cram It says:
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      Unless Aguilar is a bench player and you can just play Bruce while he’s hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t agree with the bench thing, hold Aguilar

  101. Todd25 says:
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    Stat correction: that was suarez’s 2nd hr.

    I’m all in on Max Fried (can we please call him Extra Crispy?) too, it was not that long ago he was a top 10 prospect prior to the surgery (drafted 7th overall by Pads in 2012), looks like hes finally arrived after showing signs of life last year (k/9 of 11.8 with a 12.8% SwStr out of the bullpen).
    Hit that with dash of hot sauce! tasty!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok, my b, I’ll fix

      Nice on Fried, thanks!

  102. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you dropping guys like Andy Miller, Betances, Eovaldi and Happ in 12 team 5×5 mixer? I’m looking to grab some bats and guys like Dick Lovelady, alcantara, Holland, etc.

    In what order are you dropping miller, betances, eovaldi, and Happ? Are you holding any of those guys?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Betances, Miller

  103. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team yahoo mixed H2H redraft league. Meadows is available — I currently have 1 BAT on my bench. Should I consider picking him up? If so, who should I drop? Thanks in advance for your help!

    My team:

    C : Buster Posey (C, 1B)
    1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
    2B: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)
    3B: Nolan Arenado
    SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
    OF: Trey Mancini (1B, OF)
    OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
    OF: AJ Pollock (OF)
    UTIL: Domingo Santana (OF)
    Bench: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS),
    DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
    DL: Justin Upton (OF)

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    James Paxton
    Jameson Talilion
    Joe Musgrove
    Tyler Skaggs
    Matt Shoemaker
    Chris Paddack
    Collin McHugh
    Julio Urias
    Tyler Glasnow
    DL: Mike Folynewicz

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez
    Wade Davis
    Ken Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

    • aardvark says:
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      How much of $100 faab would you bid on meadows?

  104. Chris says:
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    Drop Hampson for Lowe?

    I have bregman, peraza, Baez so I just need any 2b,ss,3b to be the bench guy

  105. Sing Us A Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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    Is Paul Goldschmidt a solid enough return for Chris Sale? Or should I continue to wait and see if he figures it out.

    Thanks for the dope write-ups!

  106. Chris says:
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    Drop Profar for Jorge Polanco?

  107. Johnson says:
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    Would you trade away Stripling for Darvish? Feel like bot are risky but would rather take the upside chance Darvish puts it together,

  108. Frank says:
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    “Dont condensate me mothereffer! So this is a tough blow to swallow though unless you can fit a fist in your mouth any blow is tough to swallow” Lmaoo I’m dying

    Who would you rather have ? Slugging on base league Avg HR RBI R SB league?
    A. Barnes C kelly or alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Alfaro

  109. Brett says:
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    1. In a holds league where would you rank Seranthony?

    2. Fried or Caleb Smith?

  110. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto redraft.

    Dump Andrus for Swanson?

    Thanks in advance.

  111. Wally Pipp says:
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    I used to crush smallworld baseball before they sold out, where players were stocks and you play vs the world to try to get the highest roster value. Dansby woulda been my gem there. His ownership is up from like 16% to 50% in the last 3 days and rising, he will be 90% owned by monday.

    So sick the braves rockies game postponed. Prolly a government conspiracy to slow down Dansby. Chemtrails!!

  112. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Need someone to replace Dahl… who would you rather have:

    Bruce, Vogelbach, or Swanson?

  113. The Phil B. says:
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    Who to Drop? 2 DL spots. Sano, Clevinger, Turner? Have Rizzo, Franco, Baez at corners. 5×5 league. Thanks in advance

  114. Dancin Homer says:
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    Is Strahm droppable in 12-team leagues?

    Looking to stream Mahle today & he’s the last guy on the bench

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks, as always, for the help

  115. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    I bought Odor low and trade finally processed. He’s in my lineup TONIGHT, let the good times roll baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome aboard!

  116. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: My current list of healthy pitchers are:

    Starters: Lucchesi, Stripling, Marquez, Glasnow, and Woodruff
    SAGNOF: Kennedy, Alvarado, Holland, Swarzak, Brasier/Barnes

    I’m thinking of dropping Kennedy for Strop and then dropping Stripling for another SP. Last night you advised to stream, but I forgot to tell you that I’m limited to 6 moves per week, so full blown streaming is limited. I also usually reserve 2-3 moves for just in case of injuries or if I need to chase a stat towards the end of the week.

    Condoms available: McHugh/Cahill or Goose Pimple like Strahm, Caleb Smith, or Pineda…
    The obstetrician’s available: Skaggs, Gonzales and Matz

    Based on my staff makeup, who should I go after?

    Finally, definitely feeling buyers remorse yesterday when I decided to draft Dahl early instead of Meadows late…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Strop and lose Stripling — McHugh

      • William Hung says:
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        are we starting McHugh tonight against the Yankees? McHugh is at home

  117. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey Grey!
    I have Did and Matt Olson on my IL. With David Dahl situation, is dropping Olson to move Dahl an Ok move? Dalh, the power hitter, might not be what we hope he would be with the hamate bone recovery. Since hes not an average guy but the power will get sapped- he will probably not do well in the points league structure. i have christian walker and ramon laureano as possible pickups, maybe even brandon lowe but i leave that to you. Also available is Diego Castillo. Him in points league could be sneaky good with holds and saves counting. Thanks for your advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Olson (and prolly Didi)

  118. Screwballs says:
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    Grey,

    Hope you are not getting blown away by the strange start to the season or the high LA winds!

    Time to drop Danny Jansen?

    8 Team OBP league; available catchers are Barnes, Astudillo, Chirinos, Cervelli, Gomes and Castillo.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! The winds have been crazy! I’d go Barnes

  119. Rainer says:
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    Who do you like more the rest of the season and who gets more innings?

    Domingo German or Josh James.

    Sabathia is coming back soon and Gio is warming up in the minors. I feel German is gonna lose his spot. They just announced peacock is gonna be in the bullpen for the next 2 weeks. Not sure what that means. Just something to think about

  120. Free Victor Robles says:
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    Someone just dropped David Price in my league. Swapping Eflin for him if I can get him off waivers.

      • Free Victor Robles says:
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        Rank for ROS in a standard roto using QS instead of wins

        Folty when he comes off IL; Price; Musgrove; Eflin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Folty above Eflin

          • Free Victor Robles says:
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            So Price, Musgrove, Folty then Eflin in that order is what you’re saying?

  121. Cyler says:
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    In a 10 team OPS league I have Danny Jansen as my catcher by Astudillo is available. Would you drop Jansen for him or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Astudillo

  122. John says:
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    Is giving up Arenado for Chapman and Nola too much?

    • John says:
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      That’s Matt Chapman btw.

  123. Fogimon says:
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    Aguilar is killing me. Geezus!
    Is it time to bench, drop, study for fantasy football?

    My options are;
    1.Slide the real Rhysus to 1B and move either CMullins or FReyes to start in the OF
    2.Put in a FAAB bid for Vogelbeast ($94 left out of $100), was thinking $11
    3.Put in a FAAB bid for Renfroe, Heyward, or Moreland to replace Aguilar
    4.Wait for Jesus to walk on water and leave him in the starting lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, have to give him a bit more rope it’s like 2 weeks into the season — you can do Vogelbach if it means not dropping Jesus

  124. Jensen says:
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    Yesterdays pitching: 13 IP, 25 hits, 23 earned runs, 4 walks, 13 Ks. Yup. Fantasy baseball is fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was a miserable day

  125. Rising Son says:
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    Andrus, Swanson, or Anderson? Gotta grab a backup if Bregman is out for awhile

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman’s out? Anderson

      • Rising Son says:
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        “tweaked” hamstring, ya know how that can go

      • Keeks says:
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        Sore hammy according to Hinch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, sounds ok, hopefully

  126. Jason says:
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    Please rank Shoemaker, Fried, Urias, and Caleb Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Smith, Urias

      • Jason says:
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        Smith is avialable. Shoudl I drop Urias for Smith?

          • Jason says:
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            Thanks.

  127. RTP123 says:
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    Swap out Amed Rosario for Beckham or Dansby??

  128. Fogimon says:
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    by the by, my offense is dead last in my 10 team dynasty Roto 5×5 league. I know its only 3 weeks in, but dayam it hurts.
    Luckily my Grey inspired pitching staff is lights out with a sub-2.00 ERA and 0.86 Whip in 134 innings. (Max, Berrios, Marquez, Castillo, Bieber, Paddack, DGerman, Woodruff, Matz, Yates, Barnes, Giles)

    These are the guys holding me back;

    Ramos
    Aguilar
    Altuve
    Shaw
    Machado
    McNeil
    Donaldson
    Hoskins
    Springer
    Enciarte
    Conforto
    AJones
    Peraza

    Is my hitting really that bad??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not that bad, it’s early

  129. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Heyward, Gordon, or Billy Hamilton

  130. Leon says:
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    What do you think of david fletcher so far. My weakest position is 3b, and im rotating david fletcher and jd davis so far in a 18 man avg/obp/slg league. Is david feltcher a drop? maybe for dwight smith jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks awful, he is a drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just orgasmed

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Glossary term: The Ciro Di Marzio!
        When your team survives an earthquake( like mine last night )
        3 for 34 no counting stats
        Lucchesi Peralta Gibson And Leclerc blow up your ratios
        but still remains in 1st place!

  131. Brian Zeller says:
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    Was offered Encarnacion and Matt Harvey for Vogelbach and Tyler Glasnow in 11 team AL only. What side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side, but it’s fair

  132. Drew says:
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    Would you move Sale and Laureano for Bieber and Benintendi?

    16-team keeper

  133. fausto

    fausto says:
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    looking for some clean innings totally ignoring W’s and K’s…which 2 are you taking?

    r.porcello vs bal ($17.7)
    v.velasquez @ mia ($13,7)
    thornton vs tb ($7.9)
    anibal sanchez vs pit (-$2.9)

    my head says porcello and vv but my heart says anibal and thornton.
    thoughts and thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Thornton

  134. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    15 team roto

    Give: Will Smith
    Get: kenta Maeda

    Permission to proceed?

  135. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m not starting any pitchers for the rest of the year.

      • hot corner says:
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        In NFBC, I have a 4.154 team ERA. That is actually 6th best in the league. Crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have ERAs over 5.00 right now

          • hot corner says:
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            I am usually pretty conservative at this point in the season trying to protect ratios. Feels like a different type of year. Since everyone’s ERA sucks, I am running 8 SP’s this week to at least build up W’s and K’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, giddy up!

  136. matt says:
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    FAAB pick up in standard 5&5 22 team Heyward or yandy Diaz

  137. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Tim Beckham or Odor

  138. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Can we make a doll of Travis Shaw and do some voodoo magic going to get him out of this 1/21 slump over his last 5 games? Assuming he plays tonight, I say he goes 3/4 with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs against Felix Pena. Book it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Twigs and twine

  139. erad says:
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    Oh cool Trevor Bauer is facing the Tigers

    Nope, it’s not cool turns out.

    I am not a fan of this current pitcherapocalpyse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank God for Jake Bauers

      • erad says:
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        I dropped him before his HR, you’re welcome!

  140. seth swirsky says:
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    12-team, 6 x6 (holds)

    1. have very good power (but there’s never enough) and very good on steals.
    who wins me trading inciarte for travis shaw?
    2. my closers are : aroldis/greg holland/ sean doolittle/ian kennedy
    holds: neris/barraclough.
    should i drop kennedy for lovelady?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Shaw, close 2. Not yet

  141. Uncle Kai says:
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    Help! Ian Desmond or Brandon Nimmo?

    I thought about not starting any pitchers this month, given how insane scoring has been. But I imagine this will only get worse once it gets hotter … and RCLs have minimum innings …

      • Uncle Kai says:
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        Thanks!

  142. toneDEAF! says:
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    H2H Pts league. I have BADER and Laureano at Util. Do I hold them hoping they move up in batting order? Or switch one of them out for Adam Jones hitting cleanup everyday?

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        Appreciate you. Thanks

  143. The Great Knoche says:
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    So grabbed Boyd today to fill in for Clevinger. Who’s my long term play? Boyd, Fried or Urias. 10 team

  144. AUFAN says:
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    Which side do you like in a 14 team dynasty league? (6×6 including OPS)

    Ramon Laureano and Bubba Thompson
    or
    Jurickson Profar and Tyler White?

    Thanks!

  145. Jerry says:
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    Start Flaherty tonight at home vs. Dodgers in a season-long 5×5 QS roto league? I got double teamed by Lucchesi and Peralta’s blow ups last night and so far Flaherty has started a little slow plus streamer doesn’t love him today. Thanks!

  146. peacecoast says:
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    Drafted JoRam in frist round in my RCL. He is scaring me, he sux.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I didn’t like him this year

  147. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Christian Walker or Vogelbach?

  148. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    @Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

    Start McHugh v. NYY today?

    Curious due to the Yankees depleted lineup.

  149. Boh says:
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    Yandy or Laureano?

  150. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    How do you rank: Shoemaker, Boyd, Fried, Eflin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd, Shoemaker

  151. Keith Labelle says:
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    Ed Escobar or Polanco at MI for ROS in a 5×5 12-teamer? TreaT is down.

    Also – time to dump Severino or Kimbrel? No DL spots in my league and my 3 bench spots are occupied by Dahl, TreaT and these two…

    What say you Grey-Dogg?>

    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco — Dump Severino

      • Keith Labelle says:
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        Thanks dude.

        I also have Rich Hill wasting a roster spot. Keep him over Sev?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Severino

  152. wass says:
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    I am trying to get rid of Clev in one of my leagues…
    1) Eflin or Clev, unsure on this one.
    2) Hamels is great value though right?
    Thanks Grey!! Loved the write up this morning. They are the best.

    • wass says:
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      I should also probably ask Hamels or Eflin? Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hamels over Eflin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eflin 2. Hamels — thanks!

      • wass says:
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        Great thanks! Hamels > Eflin too right? My pitching is a wreck…

          • wass says:
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            That’s what I thought. Hope they accept Hamels, but I know they’ll accept Eflin so that’s good at least. Have a good afternoon!

  153. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Fried or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried, flip a coin tho

  154. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Trade my Gerrit Cole for his S. Marte and M. Shoemaker?

  155. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Would you waiting on Heaney or cut him for Fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut for Fried

  156. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tiggers jump Bauer. No start is safe. No starters.

    The other thing. When the next HR is one AB away, why run? Segura for instance had zero attempts hitting in front of Harper. Steals and wins. Crazytown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True on Segura, that could hurt, but long season, as long as he gets to 20+

  157. Wutang says:
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    hey Grey, our league is drafting a little late so I have some keeper decisions to make….

    Context, can keep 5 players: 10 team Yahoo 6×6 with OPS, QS and SV+H, keep forever but can change keepers yearly

    Possible keepers include:

    Bregman
    Judge
    Freeman
    Benintendi
    Abreu
    Realmuto
    Rosario
    Conforto
    Eloy Jimenez

    Nola
    Bauer
    Flaherty
    Wheeler

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman
      Judge
      Freeman
      Benintendi
      Bauer

      • Wutang says:
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        Thanks for the quick response, I was feeling similar but was too nervous to pull the trigger lol

  158. aardvark says:
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    How much of $100 faab would you bid on meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams

      • aardvark says:
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        10

  159. Lucky Dog-g says:
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    Can’t believe I got Meadows back. Whew!

    I’m not dropping anyone else for a month.

    Signed,

    President; Dumbass Ass of America

  160. toolshed says:
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    Caleb Smith or fried? Fried’s start in Coors surprised me but he may be getting lucky. Lots of foul balls and not many swinging strikes. Not sure what to make of it and if this is just some luck that will run out as soon as I add him. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried, coin flip

  161. Crazy J says:
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    Yeah Boyyyyd! Fight the power!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta fight the powers that be!

  162. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Jeffress likely to be activated within a few days; and it appears he will replace Hader as closer. My closers are Vazquez; Holland; and Colome. Which one should be dropped?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      According to who he will replace Hader?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        From Yahoo (not as definitive as I thought).

        Advice: The good news: Jeffress struck out two batters and got through the appearance without his shoulder barking. He could join the Brewers’ bullpen after one more rehab appearance on Wednesday, and there’s a chance he’ll be allowed to quickly slide into the primary ninth-inning role. That largely depends on what the Brewers want to do with Josh Hader, who’s been brilliant as the primary closer.

  163. DonnieB says:
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    Willy Adams seems to be heating up. Would you pick him up over Eduardo Escobar? Thanks and great write up. Comment: Chris Davis should agree to go the minors and work out his issues against AAA pitching and out of the bright lights. I feel sorry for him—except for the money which makes me feel more sorry for the Orioles. But,then again,they deserve it in so many ways.

    • DonnieB says:
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      Meant Willy Adames. Damn spellcheck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Adames — Davis should retire

  164. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. you holding on to ryan mcmahon with no available DL spot or dropsville? been starting mcneil at 2b.

    thanks.

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: Gracias. You watch The Patriot at all? Just started last night. Pilot was pretty good…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like it a lot, love the tone

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: yeah, not what i was expecting at all. will stick with it.

            also, are we buying into margevicious and his 87 mph fastball? hodgepadre?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, not at all, SON guy

  165. primetime says:
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    10 team keeper OBP

    Add Swanson and drop KiKi, Molina, Vogelbach Odor, Buxton or Narvez?

    Also, Meadows and Renfroe are available too.

    Narvez
    Rizzo
    KiKI
    Moncada
    Tatis
    Mancini
    Ozuna
    Rosario
    Bellinger

    Lindor and Andjuar are IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Narvaez — don’t carry 2 catchers

  166. los locos says:
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    10 team keeper OBP

    Grey, Drop Pereza for Swanson?

  167. Moses Mashers says:
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    Harper was hitting .345 with 6 homers heading into April 10th last year. Just sayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you for the head check

  168. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G, thinking bout dropping Buxton like a bogey habit to go frolicking in some sweet Meadows? You cosign that? Shallow 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cosigned, FML

      • nick the dick says:
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        You ever need help burying a body, you know who to call

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, where you were you like a week ago?

          • nick the dick says:
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            I don’t recall seeing the Stache symbol light up the night sky….hope Home Depot honors this receipt for my bag of lye

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I put the wax mustache over the searchlight, geez

          • nick the dick says:
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            Side note, know what? Time to bring back hip hop verse of the day. Let’s get in the groove G

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let’s do it!

              • nick the dick says:
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                Setting it off like Lez Latifah tomorrow

  169. Steven Tyler says:
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    I have a bench spot available and in need of an outfielder which one do you think I should pick up

    Schebler, Nimmo, or Bauers?

    Thanks in advance

  170. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Need a replacement for Clevinger in a H2H category league…Which SP should I grab? Mikolas, Happ, McHugh, Pivetta, Matz, Hamels, Eovaldi, Shoemaker or Maeda? Thanks much G.

  171. Crime Dog says:
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    The meadows are on fire!!! Austin loved lede here he figured he had to follow it up with another big day. I loved your sleeper post on him and I’ve been comping him to Andrew Benintendi. I personally think he could be better, he actually hits lefties.

    Glasnow looks nasty too, he was my biggest (not tallest) pitching target in all my leagues this year. Still early with him but the results look good so far. He needs to start throwing a third pitch eventually I think. He hasn’t had an extremely tough matchup yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both look awesome, happy with al shares so far

  172. Licketty Splits says:
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    In Fantrax we have 30 player rosters BUT with no DL …or IL either …it’s DL wtf is an IL????

    So I definitely need to hold on to Dahl (for now …guy is made of glass)
    & Turner …I need him back asap
    But Clevinger …is he a drop without a DL or wait a bit?

  173. howie2978 says:
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    Drop McCutchen for Meadows?

    Other OFs: Betts, Conforto, Piscotty, Eloy

    9 team 5×5 Roto.

    Thanks!

  174. Alex says:
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    Too much to offer Starling Marte for German Marquez?

    Also, Glasnow straight dominated today and I can only thank years of Razzball reading for knowing about his excellency.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d hold there, tho it’s fair

  175. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Picked up Dansby to replace Turner last week and I’m liking the results thus far. He’s got all the tools, so hopefully 2019 is when they all start coming together.

    I have Chris Sale in my 12-team keeper league. If I were to sell him right now (i.e., probably the low point of his value during the season) what type of starting pitcher can I reasonably expect to get back in your opinion?

    You’ve probably already heard this song, but it’s a track that I could see you sitting by the pool with a daiquiri after you post your buy/sell column on Friday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjaayCARwro&list=RDmjaayCARwro&index=1

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trading a pitcher for a pitcher isn’t a great way to go, but I’d take another top 20 SP that I like — listening now…

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Here’s my current staff in a 12-teamer: Sale, Bauer, Lucchesi, Wheeler, Gausman, Woodruff, Keller, and Bundy (streaming). My closing is fine with Hader, Alvarado, Colome, and Robertson.

        Another owner threw out Nola and McMahon FOR Rendon and Robertson yesterday. I turned it down, but he’s apparently willing to move Nola. Would Nola for Sale be a good swap?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Nola…However, you don’t need another ace, you have Bauer… Trade Sale for a bat

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            My hitting is pretty stacked for a 12-teamer…

            C – Astudillo
            1B – Muncy
            2B – Shaw
            3B – Arenado
            SS – Swanson
            2B/SS – Peraza
            1B/3B – Rendon
            OF – Yelich
            OF – Domingod
            OF – Mazara
            OF – Laureano
            OF – Robles
            UTIL – Kiermaier

            INJ – Turner

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You could upgrade that OF

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            What did you think about Zeze?

  176. Joe Schmo says:
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    Start or sit Pivetta vs WSH. Thanks!

  177. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have come to the conclusion that Nick Pivetta is garbage. Do you think it is time to cut him loose? Or wait until Kershaw comes back this weekend and Pivetta then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for another start

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        he gets the Mets at home next start on the 16th, then at colorado on the 21st

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s not great, you can lose him

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            should i pick someone up? but it would be until Kershaw comes back which I believe is this weekend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If there’s someone out there, sure

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Merrill Kelly is available and so is Jordan Zimmermann

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d grab Kelly

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    going to get hium thanks. and then when Kershaw comes back either Sunday or Monday, i’ll drop Pivetta or just drop him now?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Drop Pivetta now

  178. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    NL only with holds and saves separately, have kelly, k-rob, j.miller (seems to be either him or bearclaw now for the 8th), steck. drop anybody for any of: p.baez (might be ahead of kelly either now or soon), neris (the monkey says he’s the possibly best handcuff to k-rob), bearclaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decent options, I just grabbed Baez in my NL-Only, over Kelly

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        still holding kelly for super deep leagues though (think 20 teamers with 7 RP per team, kelly just dropped, i dropped willy P for him there) that have holds. kelly tends to do this, be horrible for a while, then awesome later, rinse/repeat. and LAD is a very good place for late innings guys. i also have alexander is deep spots too. baez not available in those 20’s.

  179. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Travis Shaw far more desirable than Niko Goodrum – agreed?

  180. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Are we liking the Shark in a 14-team H2H tomorrow as much as the SON does ($13.2)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him anywhere, he’s dead to me

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      SON called mahle quite well today anyway, but SD are better hitters than MIA of course.

  181. Robert says:
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    Better replacement for Clevenger : Sonny Gray or Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Pivetta

  182. Crime Dog says:
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    Can we drop profar yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what a bum

  183. Yao says:
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    Goodrum, Bauers, or Mullins?

  184. Yo says:
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    Might’ve already sent this but,

    Goodrum, Bauers, or Mullins?

  185. Gotime says:
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    12tm H2H cats with Wins QS… how many more starts you giving these guys until I just drop these guys to give the team a chance week to week:
    Gibson
    Woodruff
    Ed-Rod
    End of April?

  186. Crazy J says:
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    It’s not easy being Greene…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It has been owning him

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        maybe he means h.greene (TJ just now, but it was already known he was getting that way earlier)

      • Crazy J says:
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        It’s like winning the Lottery! Sonofabench for me on Flaherty, sometimes it sucks being a Dodger fan (not really).

  187. lwomack58 says:
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    Been offered Wheeler and Moustakas for Dee Gordon. Do you feel Wheeler is still a top 25 pitcher and I would be a fool to refuse this trade right.

    Thanks

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      wheeler side easily.

  188. Mr. Glass says:
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    In a 12 team standard yahoo points league would you move Jose Abreu for Jack Flaherty. My other 1bs are Smoak and Josh Bell, my staff is Greinkie, Price, Pivetta(ew), lucchesi, Castillo, Urias, and Montas. Thanks for any input

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      With that staff I’d take Flaherty

      • Mr Glass says:
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        I’m leaning that way, I feel smoak and abreu are kinda close to each other at the end of the day production wise

  189. G-funk, Drop hot garbage Pivetta for Max Fried?
    12 team mixed roto

  190. Robert says:
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    Marco Gonzalez or Merrill Kelly?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Marco

  191. frankgrimes says:
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    Why did I draft Paxton dammit!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Because he plays for the Yankees and can strikeout a bunch of guys and throw no hitters and stuff.

      • The Harrow says:
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        had nothing to do with NYY for me. i don’t care what team he’s on. NYY park and division actually a negative for me. wish he was on LAA (if we assume he had to stay in AL)

  192. JP says:
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    Pick 2 going forward: Marcus Semien, B. Dozier, J. Peraza, Smoak. Schoop?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Pereza and Smoak for me.

      • The Harrow says:
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        peraza and semien or schoop

  193. William Hung says:
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    Adalberto Mondesi heard about the SB drought and answered the bell

  194. TJ says:
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    I have Ryu on the IL and I’m also holding Betances.
    My SPs:
    Scherzer
    Corbin
    Ray
    Freeland
    Williams
    Berrios
    Bum
    Eflin
    My RPs:
    Holland
    Kimbrel

    Felt like a genius last week, but a number of these guys got injured or just fell apart to start this week.

    Should I drop anyone to stream?

    Thanks!

  195. William Hung says:
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    Another day, another injury – Travis Shaw gets hit in the hand and he leaves the game

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      On the bright side….Moistasskiss everyday.

  196. JamesLLegade says:
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    Grey-

    Here are my current starting pitchers… I booted high end and went for middle rounders, the trademarked Grey Approach.

    Luis Castillo
    German Marquez
    Joey Lucchesi
    Jameson Taillon
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Nick Pivetta
    Zach Wheeler

    Below are the available pitchers. Who should I stick with and who should I dump… haven’t watched Eovaldi, Pivetta or Wheeler live this year… is there hope? Should I dump all three? Who do you like on this list to replace?:

    John Gant
    Trevor Cahill
    Kevin Gausman
    Mike Minor
    Derek Holland
    Merrill Kelly
    David Hess
    Yusei Kikuchi
    Frankie Montas

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’m a big Pivetts hater. I’d lose him for Kikuchi

  197. Moscowitz says:
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    Matz, Woodruff, Stripling, stroman, Pineda, Ed rod. Which one ROS?

    Thanks

      • Moscowitz says:
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        Thanks. I have only 40 moves left for the season and own Stripling. Would you still drop him for Ed rod?

        And if you don’t mind: would you drop Desmond for schoop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, hold your moves

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