Starling Marte hit the DL with an oblique injury, which apparently opened up space for Austin Meadows to be called up.  Okay, I wanna be happy.  I do.  C**nt Hurdle seemed to do the right thing, Spike Lee.  However, I wanna mitch and boan about one thing.  The Pirates had to trade for Corey Dickerson to clog the outfield?  Dickerson screams DH.  Literally, he wakes at night screaming, “DH!”  He has David Ortourettiz’s.  Marte has already said he doesn’t think he’ll be out more than a week or two, so where’s Meadows going?  Back to the minors?  The Pirates have been doing The Running Man in place for years now, maybe you call up your 1st round pick who has 1,626 minor league at-bats!  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said in his top 100 fantasy baseball prospects, “The skills put him in the top three entering last season, but a injury riddled season, including his third consecutive year with a hamstring injury have me doubting the upside I once dreamed on. Meadows at his best combines plus hitting, running, and plate discipline with untapped raw power.  There’s still superstar upside here.  Speaking of which, I’d love to hit Grey upside his head.”  What the hey!  He looks like a 10/20/.280 guy to me, assuming he stays up, but assuming makes an ass out of the U. of Ming.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Travis Jankowski – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .360 and leadoff.  He will appear briefly in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Actually, the amount of time he appears has more to do with your reading comprehension.

David Price – 9 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  This start actually did David Price a disservice.  Now we know if he wants to, he can turn it on.  That means all that other garbage he’s been spewing like a septic tank filled with Mentos and Pepsi, all of that wasn’t really what he’s capable of and don’t end a sentence with of — dah!  Price’s game is still not right, when looking at his peripherals, and I don’t mean his Fortnite game.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Xander, you do not have permission to do a fly past the Launch Angle Tower.  I repeat, you do not have permission!  God damn it, Xander!

Mookie Betts – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 steals (9, 10, 11), hitting .364.  In all seriousness, I just want to say it’s been an absolute pleasure owning Betts, and I hope he gets to his 50/40 season he’s on pace for.  He doesn’t even need to get to his 150 runs he’s on pace for, I’d take 130!

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .344.  Just Dong, because what else is he going to do with a name like that?

Kevin Gausman – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.88.  If you started Gausman in Fenway, I have a bridge in Nova Scotia made of smoked salmon to sell you.

Mike Soroka – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  What a jizzoke.  Obviously the Braves just want to limit Soroka’s innings so they threw him on the DL for a few.  Not sure why MLB doesn’t do something to curb fake injuries.  Not even sure how they would monitor injuries.  Have a league physician overseer?  This sounds like it’s bordering on Nazi Germany.  They reenacting Marathon Man?  They also burning books?  Do we find out the truth about German Marquez?  I have questions, y’all!

Dansby Swanson – Could return today from Low-A Rome.  Not saying he definitely won’t, but if he’s coming back from Rome he needs a day of travel.

Matt Wieters – Underwent surgery on his hamstring and is out for a while.  Hang a Gone Fishin’ sign from his nose.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  Can Hoskins accidentally use one of Santana’s bats?  Please.

Vince Velasquez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37 vs. Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Elias Sports Bureau said the last time two pitchers faced each other and left the game with the same ERA was the day Marcy, in Accounting, filed a sexual harassment claim after John from Stats entered his expense report with all $69.69’s.  As for these two pitchers, it’s pretty perfect they faced each other and they both have the same ERA, because they are also similar in that no one knows what they’re going to do from start to start.  For what it’s worth, the Stream-o-Nator loves both of their next starts.

Carson Kelly – Hit the DL with a hamstring injury.  To fill in, Steven Baron was called up.  He’s a 27-year-old journeyman who wears a top hat and strikes it rich on oil wells.

Keynan Middleton – Headed for Tommy John surgery, and Dr. James Andrews is headed to Aspen to buy a mountain.  Everyone’s happy!  Except Middleton.  There’s still as much clarity on the Angels’ bullpen as on Kanye’s mental health — Justin Anderson, Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian or Troy Percival.  Your guess = my guess.

Tyler Skaggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.88. The Stream-o-Nator loves Anaheim Streamrollers (which is why I picked up Tropeano for today too), but Skaggs’ peripherals (9.5 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 3.48 xFIP) are telling the story that he should just be owned.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (11) and improbable legs (1), hitting .293.  Of course, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, but you really don’t need to wait for that.

Johnny Field – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .302.  Hey, Johnny Field, you have the worst Witness Protection name ever!  Was Bobby Baseball taken?

Chris Archer – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 5.01.  Someone taught Archer the facts of life, because four walks with five Ks is really taking the good with the bad.

Ryan Braun – Hit the DL with mid-back tightness.  He said, “At first I thought it wasn’t my back that felt tight, it was this rad, tight Affliction t-shirt I was wearing, but then I took it off, and underneath I had another rad, tight Affliction t-shirt, so I thought maybe the pain was from wearing two rad, tight Affliction t-shirts, so I took off the 2nd one to find yet another rad, tight Affliction t-shirt.  After taking off, like, eight rad, tight Affliction t-shirts my back still bothered me.  And now my arms hurt from carrying around all these totally rad shirts.”

Cole Hamels – Scratched with neck stiffness, and might hit the DL.  If your season is riding on this news, you should’ve drafted better.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.43 vs. James Shields – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Fister/Shields sounds like the working title of Judge Dredd.

Nate Jones – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save. And he’s the closer again.  If crap teams can’t even pick a closer, what good are they?  Nothing, I say!  As I burp and reminiscent of the days Franklyn German saved five games to lead the 2003 Tigers who lost 119 games.

Carlos Rodon – Will begin rehab at Low-A Kannapolis.  It’s exactly 11 miles from Annapolis, between Jannapolis and Lannapolis.

Khris Davis – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .233.  I’m not saying he’s a top 20 hitter overall, due to the average, but Khris Davis gets no respect.  He’s about as much a lock for 40 homers as anyone.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  Also, in this game, Matt Chapman (3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 8th homer.  It was almost like someone turned the light on for the A’s so Olson and Chapman could see the “Welcome Matts.”

Curtis Granderson – 0-for-2, 1 run, 3 BBs.  His OBP is .440.  His walk/PA in last 30 days is over 25%.  His walk OBP better than Desmond’s OBP.  Cust kayin’.

Dee Gordon – 0-for-4.  Mariners said his move back to 2nd base would be imminent.  That made me laugh.  They’re literally the last people to figure out that makes the most sense.  Yesterday, for more hilarity, they hit Gordon DH.  Like if they let him play one more game in the outfield, he’d get too confused.

Marco Gonzales – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  Currently, the saber darlings’ newest Ricky Nolasco.  “Guys, Marco Gonzales is almost as good as this pale ale.”  #FangraphsSoWhite

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.19.  Not a ton to see with Boyd, but he was facing the Mariners and their no-look offense.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in as many games.  You think I’m kidding when I say he homers in a bunch of games in a row and then disappears.  He now has ten homers, and he’s hit them in four straight and four straight at different points in the season.  And the other time he homered in four straight, he hit a fifth in six games.  Then disappeared for three weeks.

Caleb Smith – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.22.  Cardi B had a better week than Cale B, and she got dragged by Azealia Banks!  Think the shine might’ve wore off Cale B, but it depends what else is on waivers for you.

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .318.  Not a lot has gone right for the Dodgers this year, but Kemp has been a gorge bone.

Kenta Maeda – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  Know how bad things have been for the Dodgers?  Audience refrain, “How bad are they?!”  They’re so bad a great start against an absolute awful team is being touted as some kind of turn around of the Dodgers’ fortunes.  Martin Prado led off for the Marlins and Brian Anderson hit cleanup!  The Dodgers should’ve swept this team, not take one of three.

Justin Turner – 3-for-4, 1 run, 5 RBIs, hitting .462 (in like 3 games).  The Gingerbeard Man has returneth!

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer this week.  I get it, he started slow.  Hey, it wasn’t great.  It put the Dodgers in a big hole.  It sucks.  We all feel your pain, Dave Roberts.  BUT MOVE PUIG OUT OF THE GODDAMN EIGHT HOLE!  Dave Roberts’ tenure on the Dodgers feels like Billy Martin after one of those World Series years.  I.e. Dave Roberts should be replaced by Bob Lemon by now!

  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    Phew. Upton X ray negative.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: That’s gotta be the first positive comment you’ve ever made about Justin Upton… Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        I believe in tough love!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Daddy?

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome write-up! You are in mid-season form and we are not even at the 50-game mark of the MLB season! Pace yourself, dude!

    a. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 18

    Now and then we had the hope that if we lived and were good God would permit us to be pirates.

    b. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Yarrrr Ante!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Old School Brother: OSB!!!

        Raise the Jolly Roger!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • @Ante GALIC: I consistently like your recent posts. Your interest in Twain is spot-on. I don’t favor Twain’s belief system (I’m a believer–just like the Monkees), but I regard him as the clearest of all our writers. And clarity is beautiful. Seems like Twain perfected the maxim before the advent of our lousy soundbites. Our one-liners tend to be petulant or dull–his are witty and energetic. Anyway, just wanted you to know that i appreciate your style of Fandom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I’m on PEDs! A. Nice! B. You too!

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    A) Wouldn’t “Saber Darling” refer to the player, not the stathead? Suppose you just used it that way to effeminize those pale ale drinking white nerds. And I support that usage.

    B)Mariners’ no-look offense: Cruz and Cano sneaking in PEDs while nobody is looking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: A. Ya know what, I’m gonna use it for the stathead B. Yup

  4. Ky says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Can you rate the following SPs ROS: Newcomb, Folty, Wacha, S.Skaggs, Hamels, Maeda …

    Do you agree with my order? lol

    thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ky: Yeah, that order looks fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ky: Actually, if you’re concerned about dropping someone, Hamels is last, not Maeda

      • Ky says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Ky: i’d probably move Maeda up a couple notches.

  5. VinWins

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    On 1 RCL team I had Gausman on the bench, but I started Caleb Smith. I then figured Gausman would have to be better than that, so I doubled down and moved Gausman into the lineup.

  6. Nightpandas says:
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    Thanks for the Nova Scotia shout out Grey!

    The salmon (or lobster) is waiting for you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: I do love me some lox! Sorry Votto disappointed the country earlier this week

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        My fellow Torontonian made up for it by apologizing on twitter!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, then we’re all good!

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    My Soroka theory: they needed Joey’s Bat (Joey Bats, heh) in the lineup against Lester, and they didn’t want the poor kid to suffer through another Minor League infield start, and the weather report was shitty, and Swanson was going to be back playing SS…so they said, fuck it, let’s just put the kid on the DL and skip a turn. Wait for a better matchup, better weather, and most importantly a Major League infield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shark: Yeah, could be

  8. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Odor for Gleybar — do you agree this is a good waiver claim?

  9. Tigres says:
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    hello Grey! What’s your take on JA Happ – streamer, or hang on to him? (12 teams mixed) Feels like a 91 MPH fastball thrown 70% of the time should not be getting such good results…

    I asked a week ago about making trade offer for Buxton. Then, I did nothing with your advice. Flash forward a week: Buxton was just dropped, so now I can just try to snag him off waivers. Indecisiveness pays off again! Or, maybe it doesn’t. Or maybe it does. Wait, I’m not sure.

    Los Doyers can bat Puig anywhere they want as long as he keeps hitting. El Puig esta Muy Caliente!

    OZUNA, I miss you. Please just come home and all will be forgiven.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Streamer?! Oh man, that hurts me… Happ’s been a #2, easy… I miss OZUNA too

      • Tigres says:
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        Roger that. Happ added!

  10. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    How desirable is Meadows — better than Franchy or Teoscar?

  11. Sean says:
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    Who’s the better grab to replace S. Marte: Meadows, Puig, Duvall, or Chapman?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Sean: puig on a short leash

      • Sean says:
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        @dingo37: meadows is out, so was leaning towards either puig or duvall (4 games this weekend)

      • Sean says:
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        @dingo37: just have to wait for yahoo to put marte on dl

    • Darrell Lester says:
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      @Sean:
      Depends on how much you need to replace his steals.

      • Sean says:
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        @Darrell Lester: hurts a little, but i also have Treat Urner, Mookie, Pham, and Albies for steals

    • Sean says:
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      @Sean: could also add span to that list

  12. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Skaggs or Pivetta over any of these guys in a 10 team h2h?
    Bauer
    Archer
    Quintana
    Wood
    Newcomb
    Buehler
    Ray
    Flaherty
    Alex Reyes

    I was waiting to see what archer did last night to see if he was my drop but once again he proved he needs to be held on to.
    Thanks in advance and have a great weekend Buddy!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: I’d rather have pivetta over jose or alex right now. nice problem to have btw

  13. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I drafted Reyes in one league and had to drop him as DL space piled up. Another guy picked him up off waivers right after I dropped him, but now his team is injury riddled. Is Archer/Lowrie for Arrieta/Reyes and insult to offer? He was a Cano owner, and I have Chris Taylor and Dan Murphy as well.

  14. jarvisrox says:
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    Super Grey<<

    STARLING MARTE___ Any ideas who to use short term?? This is a hard loss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jarvisrox: He sounds like he’s gonna be back in a week, you’ll be okay… Grab a hot bat

  15. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Jose Martinez or Teocar for jankowski

  16. Albert all up in them Pujols says:
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    I’m in a 10 team h2h categories league. My first 4 picks were Trea Turner, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Anthony Rendon. Ours Friday, and so far my top 4 guys have combined for… It’s been a bad week. Is it still April?

    Great write up, though. What are your words on Greg Bird if he ever comes back?

  17. Chris says:
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    Rizzo or Abreu the rest of the year and in a keeper league in H2H?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Chris: Rizzo by a nose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with dingo

  18. Jerome says:
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    Who wins this trade?
    Othani (Pitcher) vs Moncada and Bum in a keeper league h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerome: Moncada, it’s fair

  19. Five-on-One says:
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    1) Please rank for ROS Sale, Verlander, Kluber.

    2) Trade JD Mart straight up for any or all of them?

    Thanks. Have a great weekend.

    • Five-on-One says:
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      @Five-on-One: Two more related questions:

      3) Trade Stanton for any of Sale, Verlander or Kluber?

      4) Trade Bryant for any of those three?

      Trying to acquire a top pitcher (I, know advice might be to acquire a cheaper pitcher, but, you know, if one wanted a top pitcher what would the advice be). Thanks.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Five-on-One: if you want one of the big 5 starters, it is going to take a hitter of the ilk you are proposing. I would not have any problem ponying up Bryant for one, but would be reluctant to let either Stanton or J.D. go. I personally rank them Sale, Kluber and Verlander, even though Verlander has been outpitching Kluber in 2018, because of the age risk on Verlander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-on-One: 1. Nothing’s changed on these guys from the preseason 2. Why? 3. Huh? 4. What are you doing? You know you’re not supposed to covet top 10 aces

      • Five-on-One says:
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        @Grey: Not even JD Mart? Isn’t this a good return for an injury prone guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all fair if you want a top 5 SP

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    I’m happy to see CJ homer and run the blitz on Maldonado, go long ball, and stick it to the Sciosciapath. About a dozen years ago I started calling Scioscia “the new Bobby Cox”. He will perennially do a good enough job to stay employed but will always fail when faced with good managers. The only exception was the 2002 WS when he was out-choked by the master choke artist himself, Dusty Baker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave D: Good call on the Cox

  21. Jerome says:
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    Ohtani (pitcher) vs MadBum and Moncada in a keeper league H2h?

    Is it a good enough return for Ohtani or should I ask for more?

  22. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up.. a few things
    – Drop a bench Buxton for Meadows?? Not sure how much longer i can let Buxton hang on my bench. 10 team Roto
    – SON loves Heaney vs TB and Kingham vs SD. WHich do you prefer of the two?
    – Jose Caneseco is coming to Bowie MD for a Baysox game in a few weeks. Do you mind if i name drop you since I know you guys really hit if off on your podcast??

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Thanks! Hold Bux — Heaney — Yes, please do name drop us! Haha

  23. Bill says:
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    Grey,

    Gausman or Pivetta?

    Thank you sir

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Bill: Pivetta. Not close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Agree with knoche

  24. aardvark says:
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    As soon as I pick up Mancini he sucks again. Classic

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @aardvark: he sucks because he went 0 for 6 over two games?

      • aardvark says:
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        @Slappy Jack: trying to trash talk him so he shows up tonight

  25. Packers says:
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    In a 12 team roto dynasty keep all, I have Rizzo at 2B, with E5 and Votto at !B.
    I was offered Gennett, Benitendi or Castellanos, K. Hendricks and K. Herrera for
    Rizzo, Hill and Clippard. I like the pitchers better as I need help at ERA and saves, and it feels like Gennett and one of the outfielders would make up Rizzo’s stats. I lost Pollack. Should I accept the trade?
    The same guy offered Freeman for JD. I would put Freeman at 3b for Longo or try to trade Longo, or E5.
    Accept both? I would have to hit the wire for an OFLDER.
    I’m 10 SGP’s out of 1st.

  26. johnnyhobbes says:
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    I’m still a fan of Marco, and pale ale… but i had to laugh at that one. Its not been a week yet but i’m getting nervous about my sale of Just Dong for Trea Turner. Keep the phaith in Hoskins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: Gotta keep the faith, what else can you do?

  27. Nutsadamus says:
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    Hi Grey, just wanted to say thanks for the Pivetta tip! He rounds out my staff nicely along with Paxton, Manea, Castillo, McCullers, Degrom, Newk, and hopefully Robbie Ray coming back soon good as new. After seeing the Pivetta highlights from the Orioles game, I’m sold. His stuff is nasty!

    I could use your advice with a couple under performing hitters. How long to hold Ozuna and E5 in a 10 team H2H? Theyre sucking pretty hard in my 2 Util spots, and currently many hitters available. Cron, Smoak, Mancini, Josh Bell, Olson… Do I hold for now?

    My league counts KO’s against, so these two are hurting me there in addition to their lack of power production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nutsadamus: His stuff really is! You gotta hold them

  28. kilkennybrian says:
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    Own Gibson (looked great) in 10 Team roto, but SoN doesn’t like him much today. Start regardless?

  29. Zeus says:
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    If German Marquez faced off agains Domingo German would we have a game of Double Deutsch? If they married would he be German squared?

    • Zeus says:
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      @Zeus: also as a native of NYC people with the name Caleb scare me. Like some children of the corn shit. Conversely I would imagine people named Caleb are scared of people named Tyrone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Haha — Caleb is a little scary, agreed

  30. kilkennybrian says:
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    Traded Haniger for Kingery about a month ago (loved Kingerys elg, youth, power speed combo.)

    12 Team OPS 6×6, MI is REALLY shallow, but Kingery been downright useless. I almost wanna cut him.

    Should I? Or just keep him on the bench? I cant believe how bad he’s been.

    • dingo37 says:
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      @kilkennybrian: guess it would depend on who youre replacing him with. another guy who’ll sit your bench? fwiw hes been avail in my league for weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Can’t see how Kingery is ownable in your league

  31. Joel says:
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    Props for the Nova Scotia reference.

    Interestingly, there is a disgusting amount of Boston Red Sox fans (especially in the Soutwest) in Nova Scotia. The long standing fan base (we’re talking since the inception of the Sox) most certainly could be attributed to the steamer ship connection to Yarmouth/Shelburne Nova Scotia.

    However, it is mostly due to the days of radio where either only the Boston or N.Y. radio signal could be picked up. I suspect the ability to pick up the radio frequency is also responsible for the pockets of longtime Yankees fans that exist there too.

    • Joel says:
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      @Joel: not to mention Babe Ruth was an avid Hunter and frequent visitor to Yarmouth post retirement. That probably helped things out a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Thanks! Not that surprising, Sox fans are all over northeast

  32. Packers says:
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    I have Lucroy and just realized he doesn’t have a HR yet. I have to many teams……
    Gattis and Flowers are available. Is either one better to own? OPS is an added cat.

    Looking forward to buy and sell this afternoon.

  33. Slappy Jack says:
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    Nice write up Grey, thx my man!

    The pitchers going today are so awful:
    H.Bailey
    D.Pomeranz
    D.Straily
    the pitcher formerly known as King Felix
    C.Fulmer
    M.Moore
    M.Estrada
    I.Nova
    B.Anderson
    A.Cobb
    B.Suter
    D.Holland

    it could be a historical day of offense haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Jack: Some of those SPs are recommended on SON fwiw

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m not hating on SON, love our robot overlords
        but we are not speaking terms due to recent Pivetta incident

        I don’t have the stones to start any of those guys anyway
        god bless anyone who has to

        • Grey

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          Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, not saying they’re all good

  34. Bob says:
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    Is Braun droppable for Alex Reyes ?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Bob: I’ve been sitting on that lottery ticket, but I’d give it up for Braun.

      • Lance Goldberg says:
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        @Grey:
        Braun droppable for Vlad?

        thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  35. sportivetricks says:
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    Hay Hay Hay,

    Melancon is supposedly on the mend. What do you think the chances are he gets the CL job back from Strickland?

    Love yas!!!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @sportivetricks: I feel like its in hunters court

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Agree with dingo, Melancon has been a mess for what? 2 years?

  36. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Would you own Matz or King Felix?

  37. Costanza says:
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    Sat Richards against Houston Wed, then countered by starting Gausman at Fenway. Lord of the idiots.

  38. Walter says:
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    Heaney and Pivetta…for real?

  39. Terrence Mann says:
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    Devers for Tanaka?

    How much will Pedroia coming back cut into Devers’s AB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann: Pedroia won’t touch Devers’ ABs — trade’s not good

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey: Devers side is better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Terrence Mann says:
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            @Grey: Thank you, sir.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  40. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto keeper league. Drop Caleb Smith or the Shark for Nate Jones? I own Clippard, Doolittle and Strickland.

    Drop either for Eflin?

    Thanks Grey.

  41. edietrich1962 says:
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    Give Jorge Soler and Jose Martinez to get Rhys Hoskins and Mitch Haniger.

    Guess this would dependent on Hoskins turning it around.

    Would you do it?

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @edietrich1962: Edietrich1962!!

      Do it before the other person wakes up from their coma!!! That is a win-win on both gets!

      Just my 0.02$ (about 10.00$ 1962 money)

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        @Ante Galic: I pulled the trigger. Had to include Josh Hader as he wanted a reliever but got Vlad Guerro Jr back to make it 3 for 3.

        So I wound up getting Hoskins, Haniger and Vlad Jr. Not too bad me thinks!

        • LenFuego says:
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          @edietrich1962: Can I join your league? Even in a non-keeper league, that would be a fleecing.

  42. Ty says:
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    Conforto, Cordero, Lamb, Desmond, Duvall. Pick 2 as last bats.
    Thanks!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Ty: lamb & desmond (with cordero on the backburner)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: None? Conforto, Desmond

  43. Ace of Spades says:
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    question #1 …With Swanson coming off the DL I either have to drop him, Cozart or N. Walker. The head says drop Walker, the gut says drop Cozart. What do Grey, Cram it and others say?

    question #2… Duvall, Lomo, and Leonys martin are available on the wire. Pick up any of these for Peralta, Teoscar or ( damn my lack of patience ) Buxton ???

    question #3 …This particular league is a redraft league . It also has a 60 free agent move limit for season ( already have used 25 ) so streaming is not really a thing with pitching. That being said, I am ready to jump onto the Vladdy gamble to stash on bench. to do so I will drop one of these pitchers: Z Wheeler, Peralta, D German…Which one of these three are the drop and the most prone to roofie’s??? On this one the head says German but the gut says Wheeler. please help settle the head/gut argument for me.

    As always, thanks in advance and have a great weekend.

  44. Game of Throws says:
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    Grey – Thanks for the daily info and entertainment, or as I like to call it… infotainment.

    I’m talking with another owner about selling my Goldschmidt.

    Do you like Goldschmidt and Solarte for Moustakas and Albies?

    Thanks!

  45. kilkennybrian says:
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    Am I holding Andrew Miller in a 10 Team 5×5? Can grab Givens or Minter (saves upside RP) instead; Miller seems hurt, uncharateristic blow ups.

  46. chris pierce says:
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    10 team keeper OBP

    Is it time to move on from Braun? Shall I go with upside with Kyle Tucker or Meadows or grab guys like Conforto or Domingo, guys who are starting slow.

    Also, Buxton was dropped.

    Drop
    Jose Mart
    Simmons
    Puig
    Soroka DL
    EROD
    Bundy

  47. Hugman says:
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    Have you noticed though, that Streamy’s valuations are dramatically inflated until the day of the start? When I picked up Tropeano two days ago for his next start he was at $20. Today he’s at $6. I can’t remember other specific examples, but it’s been happening frequently.
    Any insight into this phenomenon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was wondering about this for Jordan Lyles earlier this week, so I asked Rudy… Something along these lines for Lyles… His start value went up day of bc Blackmon was out of the lineup… For Tropeano, I don’t know… Did the Rays get someone back? Was Snell always the opponent? Good to see you, Huggman!

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: I been lurking and posting under other names since there’s another Razzballer in my league (whattup, Jake!).
        Interesting. Marco Gonzalez was listed at $30 at one point this week. I didn’t buy in, and it went way down day of. He pitched a good game, but I’m never going near him. Anyhoo, thanks for the info. Let’s beer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s beer soon!

          • Hugman says:
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            @Grey: I’m gonna need a few after this Tropeano stream. So much for the Anaheim Steamrollers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh, I know

  48. Simon says:
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    Alex Reyes for Bellinger? Need pitching help. Cron and Josh Bell are sitting on waivers. Points league.

    Also how much longer before Conforto is a drop? He’s stuck on my bench and there are plenty of streamable OFs on waivers

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simon: Cody side — Close to a drop now

  49. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Could you rank the following guys for a utility spot:
    Franmil Reyes
    Mark Reynolds
    Matt Kemp
    Austin Meadows

  50. Gotime says:
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    Nova Scotia! Look at Grey all the way in California giving a shout out! As a Canadian, thanks eh!
    Ever been north of the border?
    Just Dong the injuries are starting…. leaves with a stomach bug….that bug will manifest itself into a rash of injuries people!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: I went to school in Boston and grew up in tri-state… Used to go to Canada all the time…

  51. Cable says:
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    H/H points….ROS…..rank these players. Soler,Cron,Brantley & Healy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cable: Cron, Brantley

  52. Curtis Jones says:
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    Anybody else get sonovabenched on Price last night? When I was setting my NFBC pitchers for the week Sunday, Price just seemed too sketchy given his recent performances and video game injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curtis Jones: Surprised you own him and didn’t start him… The O’s are one of the worst teams in MLB

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, if you aren’t going to start him against the O’s, why would you even own him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t own him

          • LenFuego says:
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            @Grey: I guess my attribution/address was off there. I was really talking to Curtis, or to the Razzball populace in general, not you specifically.

            Moral: Life is too short to own a SP you do not trust enough to start against what might be the worst offense in the league.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  53. The Great Knoche says:
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    Having Matt issues myself. I have one on the bench at all times in an RCL because I have Freeman, Bryant and Healy. At least they homered together yesterday, because I missed the last few HRs with the wrong guy in the lineup.

    Dropping Desmond for Meadows? Just don’t trust Meadows power numbers (or lack there of) to translate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Yeah, I have Chapman on my bench in NFBC, can’t really bench my corner guys… I’d hold Desmond

  54. A N says:
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    Are Verlander’s stats sustainable?
    Who wins this trade: Verlander and Chris Taylor for Jose Ramirez and Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A N: Jo-Ram side

  55. JC says:
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    I took over a team that is a bit of a mess, but I have it in second place. The last thing I need to fix is that I have 4 first baseman.
    Cron, Hanley, Smoak & Miggy. Looking too trade for Gardner, Soler 0r Haniger.
    Please rank my 1B for ROS & Which 1B should I trade for which OF? I could use speed….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Miggy is a drop in some leagues… Hanley for Haniger?

  56. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I need some trade advice. 12 team 5 x 5 roto redraft

    My hitting is solid with 11 or 12 in each cat. I lead in steals by 20 SB’s (62 – 42)

    Give: Aroldys Vizcaino/Whit Merrified/Billy Hamilton

    Get: Aroldis Chapman/Eduardo escobar/Vlad Jr

    I’m trying for scooter G in place of Escobar, but he’s not budging. He uses a trade analyzer from fantasysp.com and it doesn’t do Whit any justice.

    I’m leaning toward walking away, but would like an opinion.

    Thanks man, have a good weekend

  57. Cohen says:
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    Tomorrow streamers:
    Kingham vs SD
    Heaney vs Tamp
    Quintana at Cin
    SON likes them
    Pick one please?

  58. A-Ram Baller says:
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    12 team H2H, daily league, keeper league w/ a NA spot. Would you trade Manny Machado for Gerrit Cole, Hoskins and Eloy?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: When you say keeper league, do you mean you keep some predetermined number of players (often 5), or do you mean a dynasty league where you keep your entire roster. Because in a dynasty league, I like that trade for you.

  59. knucks says:
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    Treat Urner/Jose Martinez for Scherzer/Treinen

    15 team 6×6 (OPS and QS)

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: So if I get the Treat/Martinez side, this would be a good thing. That’s good news.

        A little background… this is a deal between 1st place (me) and 2nd place team. He needs pitching. I need power. I’ve crunched numbers here and there and this works in my favor, if I can Stream SPs correctly rest of the way and SAGNOF. How close is this? I’m currently 3 points ahead of him in the standings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So you’re getting Treat? Then it’s good, it’s close-ish

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Thank you kindly

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

        • LenFuego says:
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          @knucks: This is clearly a trade with significant value on both sides that is about category readjustment. If you have done the category math on that with realistic projections, then trust it. You do not have to “win” a trade if it helps you win your league.

          • knucks says:
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            @LenFuego: Yea, I feel ya Len. With you there. Maybe a bit of a joker comment here I guess. I don’t own Jo-Mart anywhere. In fact, I own zero Cards bats across all my leagues, so I haven’t paid much attention to them. And this is my first OPS league endeavor. Just thought I’d fling my thoughts out there at G, needed the nudge.

            Got crossed up a bit cause the Trade tool from Rudy was acting wonky, showing me that Treat and Jose Martinez were worth similar values. They were both showing at $37.20 actually.

            Should have prolly realized there was a strange prog glitch going on. When I plug in Jose Martinez first, then Treat second for Team B (instead of Treat, then Jo-Mart)… Its a $40/$45 trade.

            So yea my head was spinning thinking this was closer to a $40/$70 trade at first.

            • i caught the glitch yesterday. if you put in the players and then change the league setting, it gives everyone after the first player the first player’s value. remove and re-enter those players and it’s fine.

  60. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    In first place in 12 team H2H league so aiming to bolster my roster for a glorious September playoff run (like nothing can change over the next 3 months!). Just acquired Trout and Semien for Ozzie, Treinen and Manaea so stoked on that one. Bullpen a mess and too many OF bats now so trying some 2 for 1 trade deals. If that falls through I will Need waiver advice sir.

    .Luis Castillo, Skaggs, Osuna, Folty, Pivetta best on the wire. My team:

    C- Gattis
    CI – Freeman, Eugenio, Carlos Santana (finally got hot)
    MI – Dee, Semien, Bregman (will get hot!)
    LF – Rosario CF Trout RF Mazara
    2OFs – Jo Ma, DeShizz, Peralta (play 2 based on matchups)
    Util – Cruz
    Bench – Mancini, K Seager (play v Rt Handers)
    SP – Max, MadBum, Morton, Bauer, Hendricks
    RP – Ziegler, Britton, Melancon (Ugh, SAGNOF)
    1. Isn’t Mancini the odd man out on a drop if I can’t package him in a deal? Or?
    2. Osuna worth a gamble pickup?
    3. Any SP you like on the wire vs a bat or RP?
    Thank you

  61. Matt says:
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    Just made a big trade acquiring Trout & Taillon for Harper, Lester & Strickland! A win or fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Win!

  62. Turd Wendell says:
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    Morton for Vlady Jr? It be my Cholly I’d be sending. T

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cholly bit my finger

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: HAHA

  63. Righty says:
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    Odor vs T Anderson ROS (OPS league, H2H) for MI slot?

    Move either for Quintana or something like that?

    Soroka dropped, pick up over Wheeler, Boyd, Triggs?

    Good read, looking forward to the afternoon column.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor –That sounds fair for Quintana — Over Wheeler

  64. worm hole says:
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    Paxton, Kingery
    Story, Olson
    which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  65. kilkennybrian says:
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    Can you rank spec saves guys in order of “needing to be owned”?

    Parker, Anderson, Minter, Givens, Romero, Winkler, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Parker

  66. Crazy J says:
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    Yeah BOYYYD!

    How come we never talk about Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause he’s sucking the life out of the world?

  67. shibboleth says:
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    Grey, happy Friday! I’m getting clobbered by the injury bug. Drop any of these schmoes for Meadows or Kingham? 5×5, OPS/QS/SOLDS league

    C- Iannetta
    1b: Belt [DL: Myers]
    2b: Rizzo
    3b: Seager
    Ss: Turner
    CI: Austin [DL: Candelario]
    MI: Escobar [DL: Hanson]
    OF: Martinez, Yelich, Teoscar, Span [DL: Braun, Keirmeir]
    SP: Cole, Severino, Castillo, Newcomb, Weaver, Flaherty
    RP: Allen, Hand, Trienan, Reed, Clippard [DL:Melancon]

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer to try Meadows over Span

  68. Count de Monetball says:
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    How much longer are you holding Mike Trout before you drop him with his 0-19 streak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe thru weekend

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, a sad Ha

  69. CatlosMartinez’Barber says:
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    Who are some SP a barber might reasonably try to acquire using Rafael Devers as (yesterday’s?) bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Catlos Carlos’ sister? — Luis Castillo?

      • CarlosMartinez’Barber says:
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        @Grey:

        Fudgie fingers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What happened to Catlos?

  70. Eng says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey! Great writeup as per.

    Continue to hold Bruce Rondon, or drop for new FA Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold for a few

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Much appreciated. Will do.

  71. Jim says:
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    Would you start or bench Junis vs the Yankees today? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Gulp.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Big…

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Was at AT&T last night.
            You know how much I hate Belt.
            But that bomb last night….
            Few hit it there on a cold night.
            Something? Doubtful. Could be. Meh.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Didn’t he ‘splash down’ like two nights ago too?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                Yes sir. He has 8 of them. Span has five! Ha.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Or do you mean Revere?

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Nope. Denard has five. I think I was even there for one off cookie.

  72. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    Cut Peralta for Domingo Santana?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  73. Jayrod says:
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    Hey Grey!!

    Quick one Justin Upton and Estrada for Palka and McCullers in 8tm AL ROTO only.

    What side do you favor?!

    Much love man! Have a great weekend!
    -Jayrod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  74. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @ Grey, 12 team 5×5 roto

    I have a roster spot that I’ve been using to stream SP. Folty and Soroka are both now available. Are either worth grabbing to hold down that spot exclusively or would you continue to stream?

    Lots of streamers out there such as: Weaver, Flaherty, Gausman, T. Ross, Gibson, Wacha, Kingham etc.

    My staff is: McCullers, Newcomb, G. Richards, Pivetta, A. Reyes, DL – R. Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream on, streamer

  75. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Happy Friday Mr Infotainer,

    It is like getting up early Saturday morning to watch the cartoons, Monday thru Friday!!! I think some of your readers and 5 ladies might get that:)!

    I traded Corbin and J Turner for Bellinger. My SP’s were clogged up. Trade analyzer has it just over the line for Bellinger. Do you think he’s having a sophomore slump? Turner is a big OBP guy, maybe he was the missing piece?

    Looking forward to your Buy/Sell,

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, WWF cartoons! Solid trade

  76. grey's handsome doppelganger says:
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    First place problems: I’ve got healthy leads in R/HR/RBI but SB/BA are competitive. Which guy are you benching? Hicks, Franchy, Healy, Hoskins, Rendon, Bellinger. Been reluctant to sit the SB guys or the name guys but Healy’s been so hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  77. Spring Blake says:
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    Yo Grey, thanks for the writeup as always.

    H2h points league and my 3b has been Frazier, Duffy, and a bunch of other waiver garbage, my ss is profar, and my 2b is hernandez. My sp is real strong with scherzer, Kershaw, ohtani

    Would you do either of the following?

    Mcullers and hernandez for Longoria and dj lemaiheu

    Chapman, Mcullers, hernandez for Longoria, lemaiheu, Felipe vazquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! McCullers side in both

  78. The Biz says:
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    Trade Goldy for Rizzo straight up, or with a small throw in? I’m typically very patient, but as my first time ever having Paulie G, something has to happen with this carcass. If not Rizzo, any range of predicted return? I’m usually the king of buying low myself so these are strange days. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo, it’s fair

  79. RC says:
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    Got offered….

    I give: Hoskins/Shaw

    I get: Goldy/Pillar OR Goldy/Godley

    C: Ramos
    1B: Hoskins
    2B: Albies
    3B: JRam
    SS: Bregman
    OF: Betts, Bryant, Markakis
    Util: Shaw, Gardner, Jo-Mart
    DL: Braun

    SP: C-Mart, Degrom, McCullers
    RP: Knebel, Giles, Vasquez
    P: Kingham, Soroka, Taillon, Snell, Castillo, Ohtani, Weaver, F. Peralta

    10-team H2H weekly redraft. Pull the trigger on any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy = Hoskins, Shaw better than those other two

  80. tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: Is Pitcherlist a wannabe Razzball or are you guys friends with them? Their style seems like they’re ripping you off. Plus they are even using your phrases. E.g. from today: “I’m starting to think the “J.D.” stands for “Just Dongs.”” Seems pretty blatant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never read their site, not sure…

  81. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. ive convinced myself to try and buy goldy. my mccullers/smoak/dejong for goldy/wilson ramos/garrett richards. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine to me

  82. Scott Steelers says:
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    Would you trade Cespedes (no keeper value) for Buxton (12tg rd keeper next year) other OF is Bellinger, Judge, Teoscar, Jose Martinez, Gallo. I would be getting Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  83. JR says:
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    Grey,
    Thanks for pushing me over the top to pick up Cron. What a start to the week and even throws in a stolen base to boot. Would be incredible if he could be a top 10 to 15 first baseman the rest of the year.

    Appreciate the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  84. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in a redraft, Pirates fan in last place offer me Austin Meadows for Moreland (daily league, so he’d just be a matchup play). Does that work for you?

    2. He also said he’d be willing to give one of the below instead for Meadows. Any preference? I’m pretty set all around, but Wins and Ks are my worst categories currently (though I’ll take best overall production regardless):

    Wacha
    Roark
    Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. He’s a Pirates fan and he’s offering you Meadows? Huh? Sounds fair, I’d want Moreland 2. Now he’s giving you players for Meadows? Confused, I’d take any of these, Meadows isn’t going to stay up… Puig, Wacha

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Sorry! typo . . . I have Meadows (grabbed him last night for $0 on waivers, Pirates fan was snoozing)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then I’d trade him away

  85. Henry says:
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    Getting tired of rostering Quintana. Move him for a solid prospect to free up space to add SP like Cahill? In 16-team OPS keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  86. Quinn Saunders says:
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    Sort of complicated question: I’m in a roto 5×5 that utilizes OBP and QS instead of AVG and Ws.

    I’m in 6th place with 1 point for ERA, but 8 points for WHIP and an 8 in HRs. I’ve been offered Steven Strasburg for Joey Gallo. Do I take the deal? Part of me believes that because my WHIP is so low, my ERA is sure to follow and I’m better off keeping the Offense. Current rotation is: Kershaw, Archer, Corbin, Berrios, Taillon and Freddy Peralta. Thanks for your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Strasburg

  87. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Did you happen to catch any of the Gausman start last night against the Sox? They were stealing at will on him, basically making it to 2B before he got the ball to the f’n First Baseman! It was awesome! Well, kinda, except for the fact that I detest the Sox! For the first time in many years, I (and I really hope you as well) do not own any shares of this guy, so I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Dropped Desmond for Meadows in our 12 Team H2H League, as I own Marte and needed a fill in, and was saddened to see your comment that Desmond should be held over Meadows. Oh well. Looking forward to the Buys and Sells.

    Thanks and have a great weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw the box score with the SBs, but didn’t actually see it — Thanks, you too!

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Listening to Eckersley (who is thoroughly entertaining if you haven’t heard him call a game) use the word embarrassing when describing what was going on was priceless. He says “Once, ok, twice, come on now, three times, what is going on out there???” HA!

        Ok, that’s all. Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, awesome

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Yeah this is something to monitor with Gausman going forward – the Sox apparently took advantage of Gausman’s delivery timing, and were running on first move. It was like Gausman was brain farting with a man on first, and was exhibiting absolutely zero peripheral vision. I don’t think any of the SBs by the Red Sox were stolen while Gausman was in the middle of his delivery, but he still had the ball in his throwing hand.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe it’s the yips

  88. Negatto says:
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    Trade on the table. Which side wins.

    Buxton for Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  89. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty saves+holds

    What do I do with Roberto osuna? He can’t be dl, if he get suspended I can place him on dl spot. His court date isn’t until jun 18th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  90. Polish neighbor says:
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    Yo!
    Cozart or t.anderson ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Polish neighbor says:
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        @Grey: thank you xoxo :{ (mustache)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  91. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Pick one for saves come September playoffs….all fliers but if you had to take just one! Melancon, Osuna, Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  92. a trade in the dark says:
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    Would you trade J Turner for any of Cain, Inciarte, K Davis, Mazara, J Upton, Pham, or Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Benintendi, Pham, Cain, Davis or Ender

      • a trade in the dark says:
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        @Grey: In that order, or order of ROS value for league type? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The order I listed them

  93. Cole says:
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    Last time Mike Leake was carrying that many rad shirts he got arrested

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  94. herp derp says:
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    Traded gleybar and pillar for Daniel murphy…whatya think? Also, what are you hearing on his recovery? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gleyber

  95. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    hey Folks,

    I’m in a 12 team H2H league and Rodon is comming of the DL

    pitchers: Nola, Paxton, Freddy Peralta, , Chris Archer , Alex Wood, Jack Flaherty

    Maddison Bumgarner (15th rounder! i’ll find out soon)

    Bench : Emancion, Jay Bruce, Starling Marte

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood:

      sorry the question is pickup Rodon for either bruce or one of my pithers?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Over Jay Bruce? Sure

  96. David says:
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    Shaw or Corbin, in dynasty, which side? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bat

  97. Ty says:
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    Would you drop Cordero for Jankowski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I needed SBs

  98. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have a glut at 3B because I have Healy, Suarez, and Machado. I’m thinking of moving Healy and/or Suarez. Which of those would you offer for Ozuna, and is that a reasonable buy-low offer for the Ozuna owner, who currently has Marwin as his 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, Healy first… Not really reasonable, but he’ll go for it

  99. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    SON is iffy on Fulmer’s start in Seattle tonight; with Cano out and Cruz hobbled (but Segura and Haniger raking) … are we starting him?

  100. dustyfingers says:
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    Mid to short term use. Descalso or Gyorko?

  101. Grey

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

  102. OaktownSteve says:
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    When you look at your NFBC team in our league, Albright, do you kind of go….hmmmm how am I so far out front. Solid roster and Albies/Segura. But to be there without full throttle Stanton/Bellinger. Looks like it’s been a pretty healthy team, especially in the rotation. I think that league will probably be tight to the end. I doubt I can dig out of the whole I’m in. Bad luck team.

    So Skaggs was money in the banana stand? Hey Culligan Man!

    Oh Mookie you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind hey Mookie! Hey Mookie! He’s the captain of the Oaktown Kids Are Alright team as the kids love both baseball and bowling.

    Matt Boyd has been pretty good. Might get some look see from teams in contention needing another arm. Would give him a little boost so long as he doesn’t go AL Easterly.

    The A’s have been fun. Sitting at .500 right now which is good because the last couple of years the first big East Coast swing has been the end of their season. A bad replay overturn cost them a game at NYY and they still held their own there and in Boston and they boat raced the Blue Jays yesterday. WC contention probably a pipe dream but they are tough out at least.

    Speaking of the kids, my 10 was super crazy pissed when I told her about Osuna. She dropped an FBOMBING AHOLE on him (she gets the mouth from her mother who has a sailor’s argot).

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Also, kids and I were looking at the player rater yesterday for the first time this year. Surprised to see Benintendi sitting right around top 50. Felt very meh, but two hole in Boston doing him a world of good I guess.

  103. Paul says:
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    My Hosmer, Mancini and Fiers for his JD Martinez and Roark. Fair? Who wins?

    I need an OF upgrade and would replace Hosmer with Cron who keeps hitting HRs on my bench.

  104. Grey

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

  105. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff Grey,

    Any news on bake off ? Any news on the Rudy developed bakery streaming tool ? Or was it Pie in the Sky ?

    5×5 Kingham over Castillo, Wacha, Gausman, Pomeranz? Is the order correct?

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Had my on-camera audition the other day, we’ll see… Castillo, Wacha, Kingham

  106. Grey

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

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