The Braves called up Austin Riley this week, which is news to the guy in your league who went into shock when he realized he drafted Travis Shaw, Ender Inciarte and Rougned Odor in all leagues.  That person sounds suspiciously like me.  The Braves sharted Super Two Status as one might shart it when they can just sign Riley to a ten-year deal worth $45,000 annually.  As someone who is paid in pennies from advertisers, that sounds pretty Eflin good.  If you notice in the video at the top of this post, Riley is Anime Grey’s Buy, and that needs to be animated about a week ahead of time, so I was thinking about this Buy for some time now.  I was spurred on by Prospect Mike’s Austin Riley post last Sunday, when he alerted me that the Braves began to play Riley in the outfield.  As they say in any rest stop bathroom, the writing’s on the wall and someone’s about to get it in the rear, Ender.  In Triple-A, Riley hit 15 homers in only 37 games (144 ABs), and looks capable of 30+ homers in the majors.  Even the conservative-with-rookies Steamer projects him for 25 homers on the Prospectonator.  Ender might return at some point; Riley could slump; your degree from a liberal arts college where you majored in Wingdings font could be helpful, but for now Ender’s garbage; Riley should be owned; and you’re only qualified to work at Buffalo Wild Wings.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

James McCann – Podcaster Ralph and I were discussing McCann on the last pod, and, if you listen closely, you can hear the exact moment I realize that McCann has moved in front of Welington Castillo on the White Sux’s depth chart.  I bought a new mic just for those types of soundbites, and so you can hear me vaping.

C.J. Cron – You know what’s hilarious in a not funny type way?  Cron’s going to hit 30 homers for the Twins, and then get no contract offered next offseason and go full-Keuchel — Keuchfull?  Full Kimbrel?  Kimbfull?

Marwin Gonzalez – He’s got great position eligibility. Buy? Even without a sale! That’s the key, Mar-Go. You’re welcome:

Keston Hiura – We had it all!  Just like Bogie and Bacall!  Sorry, that has earwormed into my head forever ‘ore.  As for Keston, here’s my Keston Hiura fantasy.  It was written while wrapped around each other, trying so hard to stay warm.

Tommy La Stella – Fun fact!  The La in his last name is an abbreviation for Launch Angle.

Aledmys Diaz – Has there been a hotter schmotato?  A Schmotater, so to speak.  No, there hasn’t.  His schmotatoness is unmatched in a land of schmotaters as far as this I can see.  As hot as Cesar Hernandez?  Well, no, don’t be ridiculous.

Ryan Mountcastle – Feels like yesterday I gave you my Ryan Mountcastle fantasy.  It was last Friday, so maybe it’s these new opioids I’m taking.

Nicky Lopez – Here’s what I said the other day, “Called up by the Royals to play 2nd base with Merrifield moving to the outfield.  Who is this Nicky Lopez kid who warrants that kind of move, to Whit? I’m glad you asked, Awkward Intro Question! Here’s what Prospect Mike said, ‘I tend to value pure hitting over other tools when I’m compiling these lists. Lopez scores well in that area. He’s also close to the majors with success in the upper minors. For a guy with below-average power, the fact that he hit nine homers between Double-A and Triple-A in 2018 was a pleasant surprise. Mix in his 15 steals and .308 average and I’m sold. Need more? His strikeout and walk rates were nearly identical in Triple-A (11%). That’s Jennifer Connelly beautiful.  Or reverse whatever the hell Grey is.’  C’mon, man!  In Triple-A, Lopez had a 3.6% strikeout rate and a 14.5% walk rate.  That’s goofy good.  He also had three homers and 9 steals.  Don’t want to compare anyone to Jose Altuve, but if the shoe fits–Actually, that’s a thimble.  No, wait, that’s Altuve’s shoe? Damn.  I tried to pick him up in all leagues, but Nicky no lucky.”  And that’s me quoting me quoting Prospect Mike!

Brendan Rodgers – Just gave you my Brendan Rodgers fantasy.  It was written while dueling a homeless person who thought they were Aaron Burr.

Alex Verdugo – Has been hitting over .300 in the last week, and Dave Roberts has been playing him due to some sort of glitch in The Matrix — The Malex?  Wait, that reminds me of something.  I have to buy Windex…No, that’s not it.  I need to check my DNA helix for the chicken nugget gene that says you’re predisposed to eating chicken nuggets…No, Malex…Malex…Malex…Oh yeah!

Willie Calhoun – I’m quickly coming around on Calhoun.  If he’s hitting every game, it’s going to be hard not to sneak him into the lineup, even if Willie’s prone to drop some flies.

Mallex Smith – SAGNOF!

Oscar Mercado – Just gave you my Oscar Mercado fantasy.  It was written while debating if I was two or three sheets to the wind.

Charlie Tilson – Member in the preseason when you were like, “Grey, hide that handsomeness because I’m feeling hormonal, also there’s no more speed SAGNOF.  Sorry, my dude.”  Between Jarrod Dyson, Smith, Mercado and Tilson, SAGNOF for steals is alive and well.

Gregory Polanco – Bit surprised it’s taking Polanco so long to get over the 50% owned threshold, but then someone will comment for me to rank a bunch of players with Polanco included, and I invariably want to put Polanco last.

Hunter Pence – So, I was checking out this classic novel, Bram Stoker’s Zombino, and I was like, “Can’t you just name it Zombino?  You have to put ‘Bram Stoker’s’ in front of everything? You walk around your house like, ‘Thanks for coming to Bram Stoker’s housewarming.  This is Bram Stoker’s kitchen, Bram Stoker’s bedroom, Bram Stoker’s bucket for crap…?”

Franmil Reyes – If you’ve never had a $54 vending machine steak, you’ve lived half a life.

Jorge Soler – Sadly, I need to bring out COLD HARD FACTS AND CAPS.  Soler is just outside of the top 30 for outfielders on the Player Rater.  That means even in a ten-team league with three outfielders and a Utility slot, it’s hard to make a case he shouldn’t be owned.

Luke Jackson – I said the other day something like Jackson can be the best SAGNOF pickup of the season, assuming Kimbrel doesn’t sign with the Braves.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Chris MartinLook at the stars, look how they shine for you… Rangers catcher, Jeff Mathis, screams to the mound, “Jesus Christ, just throw the effin’ ball!”

Hansel Robles – In one league, I’ve been holding Cody Allen (it’s a deep league, but it shows how much I trust Robles, Ausmus and the entire Angels organization. Allen is not good, but it’s a game for saves no matter what…Okay, can someone help me out of this parenthetical? All asides aside, I should’ve been out of here by now.  Guys?  Five girl readers?)  Ah, better.

Steve Cishek – Unlike Robles or Martin, I think Cishek could keep the Cubs’ closer job even when Strop returns. Though, I guess the Cubs could be in the market for a Kimbrel too. At this point, it does feel a little like I’m more concerned with Kimbrel signing than Kimbrel or any MLB team.

Lucas Giolito – Has been about as valuable as Max Scherzer for fantasy, and his peripherals tell me Giolito should be even better than he’s been.  The well-worn phrase that all the popular 50-something-year-olds say is, “Throw it to Lucas!”  But a millennial generation that is ruining everything, including mayonnaise, has it right saying, “Let Giolito throw it!”

Griffin Canning – There’s a chance here for a roofie’ing, but this is also a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the number it finds on Facebook for its high school sweetheart. “You’re married with kids.  That’s great!”  *sobs*

Reynaldo Lopez – This too is a Streamonator call.  “Have you thought about me?  Once when you were passing a junkyard?  That’s so nice to hear.”  *snorting through tears*

SELL

Giancarlo Stanton – I’m officially worried about Giancarlo.  When I accidentally found myself in his front bedroom closet, waiting for him to come home, while wearing nothing but a robe I found in his hamper that still smelled like him, I saw a tub of Icy/Hot by his nightstand.  While applying this to my genital region, I realized this was for his shoulder, and I know my Poopsie-Bear is not 100% healthy.  With this Sell, I’m going against conventional wisdom.  Well, not against conventional conventional wisdom.  One conventional, as in, “You sell guys when they’re going well.”  ‘Sell-well’ not Samwell, but this is a ‘Sell…well.’  2nd well as in resignation not as in what Baby Jessica fell down.  What I’m saying is the Buy/Sell tool says Giancarlo is a buy.  One of the biggest Buys, actually, said the mansplainer.  I’m saying sell Giancarlo low.  I’d go to the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and see what you might be able to get for him.  No, don’t sell him for the investigative services of Detective Pikachu into a loved one’s death, but I would explore options.

  1. Gotime says:
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    Rather start White Walker 3 @SD 3 @SF or Muncy 2 @TB 3 @ PIt next week (assuming no injuries)
    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  2. Dale's Murphy says:
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    Peraza or Clint Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? I guess Peraza

  3. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Is it too early to pick up Alex Reyes in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  4. Thundergunn says:
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    Am I insane to trade Hoskins for Franmil and Bauer and then pick up Cron for ROS replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, don’t love it

    • Zeus says:
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      It seems like it’s tough to trade for a high end starter. Bauer has had some hiccups and the walls are concerning but you’re getting him at a discount.

      Obviously Cron isn’t Hoskins but depending on whom Franmil is replacing in your Of the overall statistical change could work in your favor.

  5. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    Buy or Sell J. Winkler??
    Sitting against lefties, not hitting against RH’ers.
    I don’t know…he’s making guys like Luplow, Dex Fowler, Desmond, and Kiermaier look like studs.
    Drop him for any of the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those guys aren’t exactly amazing

  6. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) Rank these 6×6 with ops
    Harper, Rendon, Benintendi, KDavis

    2.) rank these
    AHicks, Jo-Ma, DSmith Jr., Braun, GPolanco

    3.) can you give an idea of maybe lateral players you’d look for in a trade for Stanton? How low we talking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Benintendi, Rendon, Harper 2. That looks fine 3. #1 SP? Any of those guys in question #1?

  7. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- while I may have majored in Wingding font, I also minored in Philosophy.

    It’s funny because I was just speaking yesterday with a person with college age children. The $60k+ tuition is driving them crazy. “They want us to spend $62k a year so they can major in Art History??”

    I’m like “ummm ok. Is that not good?”

    Enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give me a How To Draw A Parrot book and I can teach Art History

  8. Zeus says:
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    Grey. I have $650 out $1k FAAB left. I’m in first place by a significant amount in four offensive categories.. I’m 11th of 15 in SB and I have Trea coming back to replace Semien or maybe Cesar

    I’ve got position flexibility. What would you be spending this week and for whom? I think I kind of like Lopez the best. Do I spend this week or let my competition blow their budgets.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who’s available in your league — Mallex? Dyson? I’d spend $21 thereabouts on Lopez

      • Zeus says:
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        Sorry I was referring to these high end call ups

        • Zeus says:
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          I think this is going to be a FAAB version of Game of Thrones season 8. Costs way too much money for not much substance but I guess I have the fear of missing out on a Riley Hiura etc

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Depends if you need them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Need specifics

          • Zeus says:
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            Basically I want to add the bat with the most upside and playing time. While I may not need any of them currently I know basically my whole team started hot and I want to add some more firepower when the inevitable cold streak hits.

            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think Rodgers and Riley best of recent callups, Hiura looks sexy too

  9. Another Dan says:
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    Listening to the Pod and your love of Barnes. Am in a 12 team 6×6 (HLDS) roto dynasty where I am not competing. Selling Barnes (and maybe Cishek),

    If I can get a first round pick in our first year player draft is that fair ?

    Thanks for all you do,

    Happy Weekend (it’s already started in England),

    Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy weekend! 1st pick sounds more than fair

  10. Licketty Splits says:
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    Always look forward to Buy?Sell to help salvage my teams. You should have a counter set up to see how many questions you answer in a season …thank you

    top 2-3 best streams of
    Fri Kelly v SF SON (8.3)
    Irvin v Col (7.4)
    Sat Canning v KC (20.8)
    P Lopez v NYM (9.4)
    Sun Skaggs v KC (22)
    R Lopez v Tor (9.4)
    Fiers @ Det (5.4)
    Don’t need any number day etc …just the top 2 or 3

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      don’t need a SP per day etc …can be any of them …just the top 2 or 3 ….sorry for the above …should read it before sending

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning, Re. Lopez

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        Thanks much …have a great weekend!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  11. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Buy Luke Jackson , drop lucchessi, yandy Diaz or David Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Have a good weekend Grey, I previously picked up Riley so here’s hoping for a 3 month hot streak

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        How the Dahl have fallen

  12. Matt says:
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    HamesMcCann, Jason Castro or Jorge Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        I was going to ask the very same question… jinx! Someone owes me a rc cola or something.

        No worries of playing time with mccann? Beefington seems like more of a concern than the son-of-Eli in Miami.

        Side note: I wish someone would give Tim Wallach a manager position. My favorite childhood baseballer.
        Sider note: sorry to step into a conversation.

        Have fun,
        Handy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Handy, that would be great for Tim… I’d try McCann

          • Handy Afterall says:
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            Gratitude!

  13. Pat says:
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    Would you trade Albies for Wheeler 1 for 1 in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league? Trade Analyzer has it pretty even but I can’t get a read on whether or not Albies is gonna be as good as he was at the start of the year or as bad as he’s been lately. Feel like it’s 2018 again.

    Roster
    C – Castro
    1b – Freddie Freeman
    2b – Albies
    3b – Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench – Chavis, Rodgers, Riley, Voit

    SP – Buehler, Flaherty, Carrasco, Paddack, Giolito, Carson Smith
    RP – Castillo, pressly (SV+H league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wheeler, it’s fair, since you have Chavis or Rodgers, it works for me

  14. Db says:
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    Drop jimmy Nelson so I can put Cruz on dL to stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  15. James Bolger says:
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    Would you drop Kimbrel today to pick up Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  16. William Hung says:
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    Looking for some advice with my team and keeping my expectations realistic:

    C- Contreras
    1B- Bellinger
    2B- Mondesi
    3B- Senzel
    SS- Story
    OF- Betts, Benintendi, Dahl
    UTIL- Story
    B- Hiura

    The biggest unlikely weakness of this offense is the k-rate, with the 2 biggest offenders being Benintendi and Dahl – do you see anything from Benintendi that his K-rate will decrease going forward, or is this 20%+ k-rate being his new normal? Also, what is up with Dahl’s 30% k-rate?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl’s a mess, but I think Benintendi will be better…

      • William Hung says:
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        Messy Dahl worth waiting on, or should I be prepared to move on for an upsidey schmotato – looking at you Buxton or Piscotty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for a Coors series

          • William Hung says:
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            Kingery is coming back this weekend – are you taking a wait and see approach with him?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t know where he plays

              • William Hung says:
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                Word on the street is that Kingery is going to have a chance to usurp Maikel Franco

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That would be good

  17. Ontilt1377 says:
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    Dyson or Tilson ROS ? 14 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  18. ellis says:
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    Please rank all 4 ROS

    Hill
    Odorizzi
    Giolito
    Berrios

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios……………..Giolito, Odor

  19. krazyivan says:
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    Can’t decide between Canning or Skaggs for a weekend starter. Canning has better swing & miss but if I recall the Royals have looked awful versus lefties. Maybe I’m thinking of some other team like the Tigers or Blue Jays.

    Anyways, who would you take a shot on between the two in H2H with QS, WHIP included?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  20. Primetime says:
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    No Buxton?

    Drop Joc for Nicky or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  21. Schwann says:
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    What’s a 3B you’d target for Giancarlo? This was my first ride with “Sexy Gian Baby,” aka “GiantCarlo,” aka “JauntyCalrl?Oh. . .” and I’m ready to get off. No I mean get off the ride you perv. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT SCHWANN.

    Yeah, so who is reasonable at third??

    Also, is Yordan Alvarez ineligible as a buy, or just not worthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan’s biding his time for splashy Buy

      Machado? Bregman? Bryant? Rendon?

      • Schwann says:
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        Thanks, needed the Yordan affirmation. He must get sick of everyone telling him “your Dan” and he’s like “no YOU’RE dan, Dan Vogelbach”

        Have offered him for each of those 4, but have gotten nos across the board. Debating whether to go a tier lower, but struggling to consider giving up Giancarlo for that little. Think I might be catching this falling knife a split second too late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          you’d be lucky to get anything resembling 75% of Stanton’s draft value currently

  22. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the hey, Grey!

    At Starbucks right now? I always try to picture where you are when transmitting messages to you . . .

    Anywizzle. SoN has an cyberboner for Lucchesi tonight (v. PIT $22.1) and another commenter asked about Porcello or Joey Lucc and you and DT said “not Porcello.” This does not exactly inspire confidence in my plan to stream him tonight.

    Should I give him a whirl, or just wait to go with Gibson, Reynaldo, and Canning, who are all available this weekend.

    L
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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in the bathroom at a Starbucks, bathing in the sink

      Wait for weekend streams

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Don’t forget behind your ears. And thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re the best!

  23. hebrew hammer says:
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    ROS Nicky Lopez or Goodrum?

    16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  24. DJ says:
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    Have to drop one

    Chavis
    Escobar
    Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  25. flye says:
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    Good stuff Grey…

    *gets to the sell Stanton ending and immediately burst into tears*

    YOU TAKE THAT BACK! HE AND JUDGE ARE JUST RESTING!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry

  26. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great buy column.

    Can’t you post next week’s Buy column already? I’m like anticipating all your picks before you pick ’em, half of my team is made up of this Buy column.

    You should also do like a weird Over 70% owned player who is in a small slump but should be 100% owned like Vogelbach 10 days ago.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will be posting next week’s Buy in a few hours (few is subjective, right?)

      That’s a good idea on 70% owned

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        Like this week’s 3 players who are great, should be 100% but are only 70% due to a schedule with 8 LHP in a row like what happened to Muncy a while back, similarly to Vogelbach like 5-6 in a row then he was rusty coming back and now boom 2 HR in 3 games kind of thing.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, feels like a job for Son or Donkey… 3 players who are at 70 that should be at 100%

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey,

            It wouldn’t take much. Filter by percent owned then identify the three best candidates.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds easy peezy for Donkjoy

              • Laguna BobbyI says:
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                Great idea Ante, love it!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  ANte’s got a winner!

              • Yes says:
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                Or just hire ante as an analyst!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ante, you’re hired!

  27. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    What probability of Donaldson losing his job to Riley? If Ender is truly ‘fake injury”, this is an obvious (albeit expensive) move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None on Josh, Ender’s lost his job if Riley hits

  28. kilkennybrian says:
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    Pick a side, 6×6 OPS

    Kris Davis, A Hicks

    Or

    Stanton, Jo-Ma, Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair, but I’d go Giancarlo

  29. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I t dropped Ender for Riley (thanks) but realized this additional risk. Thanks (for now).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  30. Fogimon says:
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    Ready to trust Odor after those 2 garbage time HR’s?

    I’ve been stashing him because I have a keeper contract ($16 thru 2020) committed to his stinky butt, but he has been known to get red hot in bunches.

    Start him over; McNeil, Tapia, Aguilar, Gordon, Donaldson, or AJones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over McNeil

  31. erad says:
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    ::constantly F5’ing the Nationals lineup::

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same

  32. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Hearing that leclerc will be used as an opener today.. what the heck is going on? I am in need of saves and am considering dropping him for chris martin.. shawn kelly could be off the dl today so we dont really know who the closer is/ if there is ONE closer. Would u hold leclerc in hopes he regains the job down the road, make the move for martin now or wait for a better saves option before dumping leclerc?

    12 team keeper 5×5 roto. Moves limits im 21/50

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d put Leclerc on my bench and hold

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        Thanks grey. Over the past week i ended up with mercado, lopez and rodgers but missed on hiura and reilly.. hoping at least one sticks and is a boost. Appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Loved the Guy Fawkes comment this morning.

    Thanks for all the wonderful advice this season, as every season. Every work day morning is a little more bearable from March to September thanks to your writing.

    My Yahoo draft informed me I would be languishing in last place in a 12 team H2H. In 1st comfortably, in most thanks to the ‘Stache!

    Daiquiri’s on the way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Well done on the team!

  34. Dan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team keeper league and Stacked at OF with Yordan coming up. Would you trade Eddie Rosario (my #4 OF) for Caleb Smith? Trade analyzer says Smith is worth.$.80 but is the #8 pitcher. Doesn’t seem right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  35. Jon says:
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    I own G. Cole whos pitching in Boston tonight but i also own Benintendi & Betts.

    What do i do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pray

      • Jon says:
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        Haha done that 8 times today everytime i adjust the lineup.

        Im thinking of benching Betts and Benni. Think Cole will handle em.

        Would you start all 3 if you owned them or go another way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start all of them

          • David Niven says:
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            The only difference between a guy who prays in church and a guy who prays at the casino. The guy at the casino means it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  36. G Money says:
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    Puig got dropped in my league. Should I pick him up over Soler or Sano?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Sano

  37. Nitro says:
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    Dahl or Polanco ROS?
    12 team HTH points league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

    • Joey says:
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      Pick.u for this year n next 3 in nl only 5×5

      Sixto sanchez
      Gore
      Gorman
      Taylor Trammel

      Are either pitchers #1 starters aces
      And will either of the bats be up this year and worth the early wait i missed on this weeks studs

  38. Grey is dumb - j/k (not really) says:
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    FINALLY!!! The sell post I was waiting for!!!! Now I can go buy him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome

  39. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Would you drop any of these guys for Giolito?

    Rich Hill
    Gio Gonzalez
    Joe Musgrove
    David Price

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  40. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I am carrying two bench bats. If I decide to pick up anyone (e.g, Streaming pitcher), who goes?
    – Muncy; Encanarcion; Dahl; or Santana.

    (The pressure is on). Note how that these are all of yours — thanks for 1st place (so far).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Raises another qestion. Would you rostere Riley, Santana, or Rodgers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodgers

  41. JC says:
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    Drop Christian Walker for Mountcastle or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  42. Joey says:
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    Can u rank these minor leaguers i saw proposninatpt im looking at both this year n next 3 years

    Taylor Trammel cinn sucks n he is racking up #s
    Mackenzie Gore (doubt he is up this year but will stash for next year) is he an absolute stud ace?
    Sixto sanchez this year? @sane? Vs gore?
    Reyes stl is he broken?
    Gorman does stl move carp to 2nd to bring up soon)

    Stl cant keep the mediocre kolten wang out there

    WHO WILL HAVE IMPACT THIS YEAR BUT WE CAN KEEP FOR NEXT e years nl only league all this weeks buys are owned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sixto, Trammy, Gore

      • Joey says:
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        Up this year?

        Is he that big a stud #1 what are his comps

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems unlikely

  43. Matt says:
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    10 ESPN ROTO Standard scoring

    Cut Glasnow? Only 1 IL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Joey says:
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      Up this year?

      Is he that big a stud #1 what are his comps

  44. Lindorphins says:
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    Bryant + Ryu or Gallo + Buehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, close… Gallo

  45. JC says:
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    Plse rank Muncy, Soler & Dahl, ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip last two

  46. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Any worries about Starling Marte?? I have a chance to buy low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on offer but I don’t love him

  47. Slowmez says:
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    So many rookies! Worth dropping any of Piscotty, C Walker or Mallex for upside of Mercado, Nicky Lopez or Yordan Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  48. Mike says:
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    Daniel Murphy droppable in shallow leagues? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  49. dk says:
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    Mercado not starting again today. Looks like he’s just up as a 4th outfielder. Cargo, Luplow, Bauers & Martin – surely he’ll get a chance to show he’s better than any of those guys before Naquin comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

      • dk says:
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        Actually, they face 3 lefties in a row after today, hopefully he can mash against them to give him a chance to stay up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  50. Not Randy BoBandy says:
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    Rotisserie team is spinning gold and every decision is correct (standard 10 categories) but even I can’t fathom having 108.5 points (!!!)

    Head-to-head team on the other hand is the bizarro team. Giancarlo, Turner, Trevor Bauer, Glasnow, Ed-Rod…unlucky or cruel? I’m not sure. I’m leaning cruel because the other team can do no wrong even though they’re not connected whatsoever!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that sucks

  51. William Hung says:
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    Dahl out of the lineup tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great

      • William Hung says:
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        Gotta pray for a pinch hit homer – I have nobody to replace him with

        • William Hung says:
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          Pro Twitter – lots of opinions on players. Con Twitter – lots of opinions on players. Just did a search for what peeps are saying about Dahl and for real, some guy named SethDaSportsMan told someone to pick Franmil Reyes over David Dahl… cray cray or smart? His justification is that Franmil has top 10 homer upside

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d want Dahl

            • William Hung says:
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              Would you want Dahl over Eduardo Escobar? I would shift Senzel to the OF

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah

                • William Hung says:
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                  I messed up my question: I meant should I pick Eduardo Escobar over Dahl and I’d shift Senzel to the OF or hold?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Hold

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same

  52. Bob says:
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    Riley, Hiura, Mountcastle, Y. Alvarez, and Rodgers – in what order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers, Riley

  53. erad says:
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    Turner leadoff – yay!

    Dahl, Mercardo on the bench – FML

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  54. SallyCips says:
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    Of course of all the prospects I end up picking up Mercado is barely playing. Feel like his stay isn’t permanent. Should I drop for MALLEX?

    Can the Astros call up Yordan, though?! He’s killing it on my NA…

    Also Bieber for Domingo, who wins?

    Lastly, thoughts on PattinBats?

    Have a great weekend, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Mallex…Bieber but fair

      • SallyCips says:
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        Grazie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De noche!

  55. Bas Hoedemakers says:
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    Sir Grey,

    Lot of interesting names (as always).

    Is it time to drop Franco, Peraza or McMahon and pick up Ronny Rodriquez?

    3 days ago I dropped Mallex Smith to pick up Jarrod Dyson. Should I try to pick up Smith again and drop Dyson? Or perhaps try to drop McMahon for Smith?

    Many thanks as always!

    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McMahon and Peraza

  56. Booze says:
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    Rodgers or Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Wrong. No way would I go Rodgers over Riley. Look at their minor league track records. Riley is better in every aspect!

  57. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Ketel Marte or Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  58. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    would you roster domigod, riley, or rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      —-god

  59. Hire says:
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    Jimmy McCann or Alfaro ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  60. Immaculate Inning says:
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    German Marquez of Luis Castillo ROS in a standard roto league using QS instead of wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German

      • Dan says:
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        Wheeler and albies for rogers and marte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler

      • Immaculate Inning says:
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        One more…German Marquez or Berrios ROS?

        Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          German

  61. Jr says:
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    Would Stanton be a buy in a Dynasty league? What kind of player would you give to get him for the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what kind of deal… potentially…

  62. erad says:
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    Do you find that fantasy baseball affects your overall mood more than you’d like to admit?

    I try to tell myself that I have many things to be happy about, but I just can’t shake Dahl being platooned out of my pysche.

    It’s a fickle game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it brings me down, man! Then up!

  63. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Please rank ROS

    Woodruff, Giolito, Eickoff

    Thanks!

    • Dan says:
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      Sorry if this post doubles. I give wheeler and albies for rogers and marte. Or i hold ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wheeler

    • Russ says:
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      Also throw in Folty to those rankings as well please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, Eickhoff

      • Russ says:
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        Where would you put Folty in there? Giving up on him just yet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t own Folty

          • Russ says:
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            Ok Thank You!, I was thinking the same, just needed that extra reassurance, gonna drop him for Giolito

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  64. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Moving on from Alfaro – McCann or Phegley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  65. Paul says:
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    Seager and Eickhoff for Tanaka and Eflin… what side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin

  66. Jason says:
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    Chris Martin or Rich Hill? (10 team H2H redraft league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  67. Tbone says:
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    Any concern with Jose Ramirez moving forward ROS? Just unlucky so far? Looking to swing a deal for him or Lindor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lindor

  68. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Drop Dahl for Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • William Hung says:
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        Grand salami for Buxton – that new found doubles power is starting to leave the yard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw sookie

          • William Hung says:
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            I’ve gone ahead and done it – dropped Dahl for Buxton, hopefully I can time when to pick Dahl back up when he ditches his 33% k-rate

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully it works

              • William Hung says:
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                it already has – i don’t have to watch Dahl’s ABs for a little while

                if it weren’t for that .400+ BABIP he has, his BA would probably hovering around the mendoza line

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah

  69. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I’ve been owning Jay Bruce as my OF5 in a weekly 12 teamer. Given the playing time concerns now with Mallex up, is he an easy drop for anything interesting on the wire (like any of these big callups or even needs-based grabs)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  70. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 with OBP. I’m in first place but 8th in SB.

    2 DL slots. 2 OF slots, one CF.

    Mallex Smith is still in my NA. Drop Mallex or someone else?

    C – Sanchez
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Chavis
    SS – Ronny Rodriguez
    3B – Rendon
    CF – Springer
    OF – Harper, Domingo Santana
    UTIL – Carlos Santana
    BN – Pete Alonso
    DL – Stanton
    NA – Mallex Smith
    SP – Marco Gonzalez,
    RP – Holland
    P – Blake Parker, Luke Jackson, Hansel Robles, Cishek
    BN – Wheeler, Gibson, Caleb Smith, Ryu, Musgrove, Giolito, Glasnow (on bench, not able to DL)
    DL – Severino

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marco bye

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Severino bye, IL Glasnow

  71. toneDEAF! says:
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    So Cishek is basically the closer for Cubs. Where does he rank compared to all the other closers?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About five from the bottom

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        EEWWWWWWW. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Need you advice. I have 5 pitchers, and I need to decide who to start

    1) Anthony DeSclafani vs Dodgers
    2) Rich Hill @ CIN
    3) Mad Max vs Cubs
    4) Jordan Lyles @ SD
    5) Frankie Montas @ DET

    Who should I start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them all

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I have 6 guys on my bench and only 1 UTIL spot

        Pujols vs KC
        Jerad Walsh vs KC
        Aaron Hicks vs TB
        Yandy Diaz @ NYY
        Jose Ramirez vs BAL
        Corey Seager @ CIN

        Who gets the start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yandy

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            would you start Jose Ramirez vs BAL or David Fletcher vs KC

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jo-Ram

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  73. Danny Almonte says:
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    Yo

    I want to move Moncada for a SP, what are some names I should go after? Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler? Berrios?

  74. James Bolger says:
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    Would like to pick up Soto. Thinking of offering either Harper or Bauer. Do you think the offer is fair? Am I in the right ballpark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  75. Roma pizza of stuart says:
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    I’m overloaded

    C J.T. Realmuto C | PHI

    1B Luke Voit 1B | NYY

    2B Whit Merrifield 2B,OF | KC

    3B Alex Bregman 3B,SS | HOU

    SS Jonathan Villar 2B,SS | BAL

    MI Marcus Semien SS | OAK

    CI Vladimir Guerrero 3B | TOR

    OF Alex Gordon OF | KC

    OF Tommy Pham OF | TB

    OF Christian Yelich OF | MIL

    DH Daniel Vogelbach 1B | SEA

    U Franmil Reyes OF | SD

    RESERVES
    C James McCann C | CHW

    3B Tommy La Stella 2B,3B | LAA

    OF Willie Calhoun OF | TE

    U Bo Bichette SS | TOR

    INJURED
    OF David Peralta OF | ARI

    SP Chris Archer SP | PIT

    SP Chris Paddack SP | SD

    SP Martin Perez SP | MIN

    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD

    SP Adrian Sampson SP | TEX

    SP Justin Verlander SP | HOU

    RP Jalen Beeks RP | TB

    RP Yonny Chirinos RP,SP | TB

    RP Josh Hader RP | MIL

    RESERVES
    INJURED
    SP Mike Clevinger SP |

    I need to drop one of these guys if you find anybody better in my lineup that I should drop let me know but this is what I’m leaning towards

    Whom to drop

    Willie Calhoun
    David Peralta
    Tony laStella
    Farmil Reyes

    Don’t Forget you still have credit for a pizza here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need to collect me some pizzas! I made it plural

      I wouldn’t carry two catchers — so McCann

      • Roma pizza of stuart says:
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        Forgot to mention it’s mandatory

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pizza is always mandatory

          • Roma pizza of stuart says:
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            Lol we have to have 2 catchers I was just trying to show off my back up catcher

            The list of guys that I’m thinking of dropping are all super hot I just need that final push so what do you think

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Gordon play Franmil?

  76. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Luis Robert and Zac Gallen in my Minors spots.
    Drop one for Mountcastle?? He looks like he projects to be about as exciting as Ryan O’Hearn, Matt Adams, Kendrys Morales, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Rio Ruiz, Ji-Man Choi, Renato Nunez, and Mark Reynolds….all of which are also available. ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        AmIWrong?
        .294 OBP – 18 HR, 59 RBI, 59 R, 4 SB rest of season? That’s IF he gets 611 PA according to Prospectanator.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not wrong, SNTS

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            SNTS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seeking new tasty sexy

              • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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                Ah.

                Yep. I get that.

  77. Carlos says:
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    GREY!

    ROS Cron or C Walker? I need to drop one.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  78. JC says:
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    C Santana and Nicky Lopez for Hand and Mazara.

    Fair? Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand side

  79. Mike says:
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    What’s your take on Jimmy Nelson? In a 10 team league is he worth rostering over Strahm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, not over Strahm

  80. Matt says:
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    10 Team Roto Standard 5 x 5

    Start Martin Perez @ Seattle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  81. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!

    10 TM, NL-Only H2H 5×5(OBP)

    Following up yesterday’s questions, Addison Russell was claimed in my NL-Only H2H league. I ended up picking up J.D. Davis over Almora. Gamel comes off of waivers tomorrow, so I might take a shot at him. B. Reynolds is also now available.

    Of the guys listed above:
    A) Who is the fill-in while I wait for Zimmerman to return?
    B) Who would you want long-term to fill in for Hampson’s spot?
    C) I missed my opportunity to pick up Carlos Gomez. Would you have gone with him over J.D. Davis or Mac?

    D) The guy I’m playing only has 2 starts left (D. Hudson @TEX and Hendricks @ WAS).
    I still have:
    T. Richards vs. NYM (SON: 3.0)
    Mikolas @TEX (8.0)
    M.Kelly vs. SF (8.3)
    Matz @MIA (7.2)
    Musgrove @SD (1.9)
    RYU @CIN (13.6)

    I am very close in ERA and WHIP, and -2 Ws and -10 Ks. I was planning to sit Richards since it’s vs. deGrom and Mikolas since it’s @TEX. Would you go ahead and throw these two guys and hope they don’t get shelled or just let it ride?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Who from, Almora or Reynolds? Almora, I guess B. Brendan Rodgers C. No D) I’d throw them all

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        For (A), I meant to see if you’d pick up Almora, Gamel, or Reynolds up and drop J.D. Davis. For (B), I meant from the same guys. The question seemed better in my head. I was wondering who had the best short-term value to cover Zimmerman’s spot, and long-term value to cover Hampson’s. Rodgers was already stashed away by another team.

        I will throw all my guys and hope that it all pans out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None of these guys are good, as you know… Not like there’s any hidden gems here…. Whoever is playing works for me…

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            I see your point here. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Almora just homered

  82. gstahl5 says:
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    McHugh or Lugo ROS?

    QS, W, HLD, Ratios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  83. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    I have too many bench bats and need saves badly. Would you still keep the bench bats and go SAGNOF or would you consider trading for one or two closers?

    Who could I try to get for Moncada or Muncy for example?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for closers with bench bats — Hand?

  84. Harley Earl says:
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    Well, unfortunately for me, Segura was moved back to the No. 2 spot tonight.

    I guess it was just old Gabe Kepler being Gabe Kepler and pulling a wild hair out of his monkey ass last night.

    Still a BUY on Segura, but not as strong. :o(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  85. Chud says:
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    Would u trade your Voit for his Dom. Santana in a keeper league?

    Thanks n Enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, you too!

      • Chud says:
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        Would u take TPham over DSantana? I can choose.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Domingo, about even

  86. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think the Rodgers kid is the one I’m going to try and get. Riley I think there’s more floor less ceiling. Calhoun is interesting and might come cheap. The Martin guy on the Astros I think will return a profit on FaaB dollar. Not interested in the Royals guy.

    What are we calling this weekend? FaaBicon? The FaaBpocalypsr? Absolutely FaaBulous?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey FAABigan Man

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        FaaBugazi

  87. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just listened to the pod. Is there a subscription option for us east coasters to receive push notifications when Grandpa Joe is on the road?!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, there should be

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Sign me up for his NY/NJ dmv trips! I’ve got a baby on the way to look out for haha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You will receive push notifications!

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Ha!

  88. Ben W says:
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    I have to drop one player to make room for Trea Turner. Who should I cut loose?

    Jesus Aguilar
    Hector Neris
    Cody Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  89. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Need third base help. Offer Mancini for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. Fogimon says:
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    Order of waiver pick up;

    Nicky Lo, Bassitt, Hill, Soler, Vogel, La Stella

    I’m dropping Inciarte and Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Hill depends on needs

  91. Ben W says:
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    Injuries have been hurting my SPs. Any ones out here worth a pick up? Looking for 2.

    Matt Fiers
    Danny Duffy
    Merrill Kelly
    Mike Pineada
    Felix Pena
    Jose Urena
    Eric Lauer
    Dakota Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at matchups

      • Ben W says:
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        What about for the rest of the season? Have a transaction limit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah… Kelly, Urena

      • Ben W says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. Green monstah says:
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    Good afternoon grey!

    H2h points weekly lock league, just seeing who to add.

    SS I’m looking to add Brendan Rodgers, he’s eligible at SS I’ve been streaming since tatis went down & now I’m looking for anything there until tatis returns.

    Next looking to drop these two if you’d advise with it; drop hunter pence & Dee Gordon.
    Reason to drop pence because I have him at DH & Khris Davis is on my bench who I can slide in , I also have hunter Dozier & Jose abreu eligible at DH.
    With Gordon he wasn’t been that hot

    Available bats: Austin Riley , Keston Hiura, tommy la Stella (2b/3b), Willie Calhoun, Justin turner, Max Kepler, Jorge Soler (OF/DH), Albert pujols (1b/DH).

    FYI here’s my roster

    C realmuto

    1b goldy

    2b Ozzie Albies

    3b Hunter Dozier (3b,1b,DH)

    SS been streaming

    IF Pete Alonso

    OF we start 4, Bryce Harper, Alex Gordon, conforto, Franmil Reyes.

    DH pence was this week but generally it’s khris Davis

    Utility Nick Senzel (2b/OF)
    Utility Jose abreu

    Bench: devers, benintendi, Chavis (2b/3b), Max muncy (1b, 2b, 3b), benched the Boston guys & joc due to them having 5 games

    Thanks man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me, lose Gordon and Pence for Rodgers

      • Green monstah says:
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        Thanks grey!

        Should’ve mentioned I’m dropping Ahmed Rosario for Brendan Rodgers, if I drop both pence & Gordon it’ll be for the available bats

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah then hold after Rodgers

  93. erad says:
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    Turner leadoff single

    Jah Bless

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love!

  94. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Theres so many good hitters this year. Being patient with hitters is dead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  95. CloudTown says:
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    Good stuff Grey, lurv the Buy/Sell Friday blurbs!

    In my 10 TM Keeper, most the names listed are already gone, lots of rookie nookie love but the teams grabbing them suck. Guess they’re trying to rebuild but it’s never worked for them before lol.

    Giolito is available, we play 7×7 with QSs and HDs as added pitching cats. Ditch a marginal hold guy for him? I’m currently winning the league by 30 points but can’t stop tinkering.

    This site is gold, all the info is amazing and has made me dominant in my home leagues.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d grab Giolito

  96. Peter Vermes says:
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    Should I trade Rizzo and Mazara for Mancini, Doolittle and Musgrove? Or Could I do better?

    -Already have Pete Alonso and Edwin, and need a consistent closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, do better

      • Peter Vermes says:
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        What if you replaced Mancini with Robles?

        (also Mazara would likely be odd man out of a outfield with Hoskins, Conforto, Domingo, Robles, Dahl)

        Thanks for your input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer Robles

  97. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    LaStella has 13 walks and only 8ks wtf? With 11 homers in 113 at bats hitting 301 with only a 245 babip holy shit huh? Why havent i added him yet?

    • Ivan Make Basket says:
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      Avg exit velo only 88.5 tho

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You have exit velo category?

        • Ivan Make Basket says:
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          Nah but that explains his avg vs babip. Weak contact equals balls in play as outs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  98. 183414 says:
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    Grey, looking forward to compare Scooter’s 3+ months (hopefully) with that of Hiura, Rodgers, LaStella, Lopez, Mercado, Riley, and Calhoun, after the season ends.
    Actually Scooter and Didi’s R.O.S. with this hyped rookies. I was able to p/up Scooter essentially for free (Didi cost $16), and something tells me (last 2 years of mlb stats) that they’ll compare favorably with the rookies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully better than Peraza’s

      • 183414 says:
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        Just talking Scooter and Didi v. hyped and expensive rookies. I think this rookies have a good chance of succeeding in the majors. I also think that Scooter and Didi have both have shown (in back to back years) that they can be very helpful to a fantasy team. Talking 12 and 15 teamers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed, but just because they did it before isn’t related to whether or not Hiura, for example, can hit

          • 183414 says:
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            Not at all. But the cost of picking up Hiura, Riley, Rodgers will pretty high, and minor lg. stats don’t always or should I say rarely translate in the Show.
            Don’t misunderstand me, those 3, and perhaps Lopez, Calhoun, Mercado, and others are terrific prospects, but their cost will be much higher than proven ballplayers (under 30) who have done this before.
            I wonder if the present situation with all of these rookies coming up this week, and Scooter and Didi probably less than a month away, was happening around april 1, whether the disparity in cost would be the same.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agree 100% if Scooter’s cheaper or free even, I’m cool with him

  99. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Drop DeSclafani for Gio, or Cole Irvin, ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  100. Scott Kimmel says:
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    ok thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  101. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Someone cut joc pederson, u would take him over anyone on this list with no specific need?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him but he doesn’t play every day so if that’s a concern

      • krazyivan says:
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        I’ve got him and love starting him, but this platoon system they run is too strict. A lead off batter, hits a HR, and gets yanked the first LHP relief pitcher.

        It works for the Dogders-it’s real life baseball good stuff. It is utter crap for fantasy. Seriously thinking of dropping him for the Seoul Train.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seoul Train is hot

          • krazyivan says:
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            I need someone from that Rangers lineup too-kinda rivals Coors for fantasy special effects.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Totally!

  102. Cohen says:
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    Grey, watching Fried pitching great again tonight
    My starters are
    Flaherty
    Marquez
    Corbin
    Bieber
    Paddock
    Is Fried worth picking up as a 6 th starter or just stream instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own him… no one there to drop

  103. krazyivan says:
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    I’m feeling good taking a chance on Frankie Montas. He has had a bit of luck with match ups of late but I just like the simplistic way he pitches. Not a lot of messing about, just a nice combo of hard fastball-slider-splitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he looks good so far

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Brian Anderson or Dietrich?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dietrich, but both are kinda bleh

  104. ellis says:
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    Hill @ tb or Hendrick v cin next week

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  105. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Grey, thanks for all you and Rudy do! Have a good weekend!

    No lienup or roster questions from me. With the razzball tools, your daily guidance, and my ouija board, I am enjoying 0.500 records in all 5 of my H2H lgs. And that’s no humblebrag.

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have a good weekend too!

  106. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Brian Anderson or Dietrich?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Sorry for the duplicate post.

  107. Josh Freeman says:
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    Drop Puig for Riley?
    Drop Kike for Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, Wong

  108. aardvark says:
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    Buxton or odor

    • Cram It says:
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      Flip a coin right now. But I prefer Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  109. Cram It says:
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    I don’t understand how your offensive power numbers are top 3rd in Perts. Sure, Voit, Bellinger and Alonso have played great, so let’s say they’re replacement level for Judge and Trea. But your OF is awful, the rest of your guys are league average and Bryant just started coming around. Is it because the rest of the league is that weak offensively? Are you batty calling like a beast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I don’t know either, which worries me massively… actually praying for something from my entire OF

  110. Lucky Dog says:
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    This isn’t just getting silly with Bryant. It’s like dude is on a mission to make you look bad for the sell recommendation. lmfao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it does something to Giancarlo too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap, 3 homers! I’m amazing in reverse!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        “what’s my pace now, stat boy? “

        lmao

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  111. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS:
    With Trea T. coming off the IL, and Conforto going on it. I now have 2 SS (Segura), and short 1 OF for starting roster, so pls add/drop 1 (or more)

    drop(?): Segura, Dahl, K.Davis / add(?): Franmil, Buxton, Puig, G.Polonco, W.Calhoun

    Thanks!

    • surfer dude says:
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      Sorry, Polanco was just snagged, so pls exclude him – thks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t drop these guys

  112. William Hung says:
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    Needed that save from Alvarado in the worst way tonight – my team’s no good, very bad week continues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado’s one of my biggest disappointments

      • William Hung says:
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        I just want the Rays to stop this nonsense with the bullpen… Alvarado was great until last night and the rain delay probably didn’t help things. I think it was a blip in the radar for him, I mean we aren’t talking about repeated trashy appearances ala Brasier here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • William Hung says:
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            so guess who got the save for the Rays today… Alvarado!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, of course!

  113. Crazy J says:
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    Keuchel and Kimbrel got qualifying offers and turned them down. Big leap from that to no contract, but I guess nearly 18M for a year is passable for some.

    Anyhow, I’m just here to bitch about Mikolas and Alvarado, who finally got lined up for a save opportunity. Sonofabench for Bryant in one league where I had options… Muncy did his best to fill-in. Dahl needs to get back in the game!!!

    I will pick up McCann based on your advice on my one meandering-catcher team. I originally had Wellington anyhow.

    • Crazy J says:
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      Y! 12-team 5×5 standard:

      I’ve had to patch together pitching after Just Awful Happ and Porcello happened to me with Clevinger hitting the IL. Currently holding: Marquez; Castillo; Soroka; Mikolas; Hill; Kikuchi; Eickhoff. Any of these worth losing to snag Woodbarf from the waiver wire? I’m pretty sure I was the one who sent him there last month.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Mikolas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn damn damn!

  114. Brett says:
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    have christian walker sitting my bench…. 12 team league.. Bout to gt eloy back, another bench bat.

    drop Walker to stash Yordan Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Roland Bautista says:
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    Drop Dietrich or Danny Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  116. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Watching It’s Bruno on Netflix. I feel like this is you and Ted !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes but also ted and I have some very private moments that we keep to ourselves

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Not sure if you’ve seen it, but I just started catching up on Fleabag. Sharp writing, especially the fourth wall gags/looks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cougs has been telling me to watch it forever which is why I’ve stayed away for so long

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            ha! I bet you’d dig it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I prolly would but it’s this thing we have where I can’t watch something she likes, it’s very healthy

  117. The Other JC says:
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    Weekly checkup Dr. Grey,

    12 team H2H ESPN standard with ten hitting categories (which is guys like McNeil have value). I have one too many bench bats perhaps but I have several platoon guys. Saves and holds league each as separate categories.
    Any swaps? Best on the wire:

    Mazara, Lopez, C Walker, Cron, Fletcher, Winker, Dyson, C Davis (I know, but better lately)
    Cishek, Romo, Neris, Strop
    Morgan, Claudio, Buttrey,

    Ramos
    C Santana, Turner, Chavis
    Albies, Segura, Trea (you asked so I brought him back)
    Hoskins, Acuna, Riley, McNeill, Polanco or Myers depending on platoon/matchup
    Util: Aguilar
    Carrasco, Strasburg, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Kikuchi/streamer spot
    Parker, Robles, L Jackson

    • JC says:
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      Forgot to add Mallex to my team list. Sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron over Aguilar

      • TheOtherJc says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Cable says:
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    is Jimmy Nelson a add ?

    • William Hung says:
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      for who?

      • Cable says:
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        would have to drop Puig…..have Meadows,Robles,Hoskins,Senzel,Do Santana & Austin Riley

        H/H Points 12 team

        • cable says:
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          only can start 3 Ofers and 1 DH

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no one to drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  119. NickNice says:
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    Drop Eaton for Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  120. toneDEAF! says:
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    Are we holding Elfin through next week’s matchups vs Cubs and Brewers? Or ok to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  121. prestige says:
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    Would you pick up Shaun Anderson to stream for his two starts next week in 15 team weekly lineup league?

    Home vs. Dbacks ($4.4) and Braves (-$1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. prestige says:
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    Niko Goodrum and/or David Fletcher droppable for the prospects called up this week? Riley, Hiura, Lopez… etc

    15 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. prestige says:
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    SON loves Cahills start this week home vs. Twins ($8). But he’s been terrible with a 7 ERA. Drop him during this weeks FAAB or hold onto him and run him out there one last time? 15 team league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  124. Treva McCroskey says:
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    Can we give up on Brad Keller yet? In my points league, he hasn’t put up a double digit score since April 12th and since then he’s had four games with a -1 score. I don’t have any RPs so looking at dropping Keller for Diego Castillo, Ryan Brasier, Ryan Pressly, Neris, Luke Jackson, Sam Gaviglio, Jalen Beeks, Jose Alvaredo, Marcus Walden or Alex Colome. Some available SPs are Sonny Gray, Ross Stripling, Lance Lynn, Roark, Mike Fiers, Matt Harvey and Pablo Lopez. Would you continue to hold Keller or make a move on one of these other guys? I want to believe in Keller because I had him as a sleeper coming into the league but it just does not look good. Thanks in advance for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up Castillo

  125. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please select 2 best streamers
    Skaggs home vs KC
    Thorton at White Sox
    Gibson at Sea
    R.Lopez home vs Tor
    Musgrove at SD
    SON likes all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, Musgrove

  126. Jaone says:
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    I get Jon Gray, Adalberto Mondesi, Chris Paddack, Aaron Nola, Phi for my Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg

    Should I take this offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. Bat Flip says:
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    Jordan Lyles, Martin Perez or Rich Hill in a QS league? Lyles FIP, xFIP and SIERRA is a litle better than Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry Lyles

    • Bat Flip says:
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      Or Giolito

      I’m lookin for QS without hurting ratios

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Giolito

  128. Ellis says:
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    Corbin Martin or Giolito ROS

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  129. Lucky Dog says:
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    Also, meant to add that NO ONE is as beautiful as Jennifer Connely. And along with ScarJo, Portman, & Mila Kunis, she is of the chosen people so our mothers would approve. Oy, such a punum!

    • ellis says:
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      Right from the get-go, amazing as a kid actress in Once Upon a Time in America through the peephole

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        The talent shined as a kid in Labyrinth as well.

        Also how did I leave Eva Green off of my list of hot Jewesses? The shame I feel is palpable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  130. Brill says:
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    In a points lead that includes holds as well as saves, which Angels reliever would you want to own? Buttrey or Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttrey

  131. Bod says:
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    Ones gotta go

    Ohtani
    Rodgers
    Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  132. luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 OBP where doubles and triples are the 6th category
    I cant believe I’m even asking …but considering his second half last year and now…. M Chavis (bos) or Jose Ramirez R O Y ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JoRam

  133. William Hung says:
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    I have 2 days to flip the script in my H2H matchup which currently stands at 11-3. I’m down 9 runs, HRs, and RBIs. if my team remembers that it’s better than a .230 BA team, that strikes out more than Adam Dunn, Richie Sexson, and Joey Gallo, then hopefully I’ll have a chance.

    Also went off the deep end with SAGNOF and currently sporting Romo, Castillo/Alvarado (you bum!), Elias, Holland, Neris, and Martin to try to overcome a 5-1 saves deficit – but my oppo is probably going to get 2 more saves before it’s all said and done – he actually has good closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, fingers crossed

      • William Hung says:
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        Dahl not helping out the cause – 1/5 with 3 Ks

        Watch him be this year’s Conforto – an absolute zero or negative though the first half before finally playing up to his skill level at some point. Just hope he’s still on my team by then

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just wait until the Rox go to Coors

          • William Hung says:
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            With the way Dahl is trending, the Rockies would need to be @ Coors & facing a righty to be useful

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True

          • William Hung says:
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            Also Josh Bell is singlehandedly outproducing my whole team – really just crushing any comeback chances I have

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Totally

  134. iifish says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you trade Jose Ramirez to get Tim Anderson today? Dejong? OR hold on for a JRam rebound from his several months (spanning into last year) of no-so-goodness?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  135. Yu says:
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    Ohtani or Rodgers ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  136. Nightpandas says:
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    Odor stink wearing off? Would he be a good bench bat in a 15 team obp over Wacha or Freddy Peralta?

    Happy May 2×4 weekend Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure over Freddy — you too!

  137. What's a Drexl? says:
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    12 teamer with OPS dynasty. gone varnish losing more playing time this even before scooter is back. for some reason j.iglesias’ BABIP luck has stolen him playing time (his D has always been good, but CIN needs runs). drop gone varnish for somebody (listed after roster):
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B moncada (3B)
    SS kike (pretty much everything, but he’s also losing playing time)
    3B rendon
    LF k.davis
    CF robles (he’s also banged up and i don’t have another CF right now)
    RF jose mart (a single a day that might be a double isn’t doing much either)
    util (2) moreland, braun (1B/LF)
    BN gone varnish (2B/SS), la stella (2B/3B), renfroe (LF/RF)

    could also drop la stella here but he’s done quite well for a while and i had needed him when rendon was out. not only that a lot of this team misses time lately from
    k.davis (hip/back)
    braun (having ruined his body with drugs for years and now plays maybe 5 days a week)
    gone varnish/kike (losing playing time, esp varnish)
    moreland (lefties)

    options: c.taylor (this is probably easily him as he handcuffs kike usually), some dude named marwin, urshela, profar (but he’s been almost entirely awful)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  138. krazyivan says:
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    Just offered Freddy Freeman and Max Scherzer for my Betts and Montas. I literally just received Betts in a trade and minutes later this trade popped up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        The dilemma I have is that it is a keeper league and I’m 0-6, about to be 0-7, in a 12 team keeper. I want to keep Betts now that I’ve got him but Freeman and Scherzer May be too much to turn down. Do you think it’s a fair trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds more than fair for Betts

  139. buster moon says:
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    Pick one

    Schwarber, Detreich, Tapia

    Drop One

    Wheeler, Odorizzi, Musgrove

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia…Musgrove

  140. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    Is Jordan Lyles breaking out or is this just early season numbers? Haven’t checked peripherals or anything advanced.

    Would you pick him up over any of Fried, Giolito or Strahm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  141. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    c.estevez has easily become like the only other good RP on COL, but GOOD GOD he’s gonna get the k.siegrist overuse treatment and be out of baseball if this goes on too long. pitched now 5 straight days, 6 out of last 7 and 7 out of last 10. matheny used to do this with siegrist even in just stupid spots (when up more than 4, when DOWN like 4-5 etc), sometimes using him 6 days a week and such. i get that he’s doing well, but you shouldn’t be using a guy EVERY day in barely losing situations ON TOP of holds situations. i get it that a manager doesn’t give a shit about his players on a personal level (he’ll ruin this guy’s arm but who cares right) but this also isn’t smart on a THIS SEASON level; he’ll become useless/bad from this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Somewhere Scott Proctor just shuddered

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        was he one of those 3 ATL guys that were used like EVERY day back right when kimbrel came up (venters was another of those 3, and venters went away for like 5 years before coming back, the other i’m pretty sure was o’flaherty maybe). might’ve been right before kimbrel came up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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            i’m sure you made some sort of “proctor goes for the worst exam ever” kind of jokes at the time (wait titles are usually rudy though).

            is reminiscent of that line from mallrats, but the mom is the COL coach and the kid is estevez on the escalator.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nice

  142. primetime says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league OBP. K/9; QS.

    Do you see any positions I need help? Besides pitching. Pitching is very suspect this year, I usually go by streamers on your site.

    My last OF is not very good, mid may and Puig is awful. Been using Puig Castennanos and Santana with your hitter tron. Puig hasn’t reached expectations.

    So I am wondering if I should trade a next year draft pick for someone like Whitfield?

    Thoughts of my team.

    Starters
    McCann
    Freeman
    Albies
    Arenado
    Story
    Bellinger
    Ozuna
    Puig
    U Moustakas

    Bench
    Moncada
    Castellanos
    Buxton
    Joc
    Santana D

    Starters
    Kershaw
    Nola
    Bieber
    German, D
    Gibson

    RP
    Hand
    Smith W

    Bench
    Glasnow DL
    Tailon DL
    Martin C
    Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade a draft pick for Whit, but I do think Puig will come around at some point

  143. KrazyIvan says:
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    David Dahl’s 47 K’s to 8 walks is too much from me to process. I’m starting to see a trend in Rockies prospects that make me think they aren’t developing any plate discipline skills.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  144. Scooterboy says:
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    Grey, right now I have Muncy as my bench bat, and Shaw on IR. Here is the rest of my offense. Would you drop any of these guys and pick up Ryan Mountcastle, Brendan Roders, Alex Verdugo, or Oscar Mercado. I’m 2nd overall in my 13 team 5×5 Rotisserie league, and doing fairly well on offense except struggling some in avg. Thanks !!!!

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Anthony Rizzo
    2B: Javy Baez
    3B: Austin Riley
    SS: Adalberto Mondesi
    MI: Nicky Lopez
    CI: Edwin Encarnacion
    OF: Ronald Acuna Jr.
    OF: David Dahl
    OF: Domingo Santana
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    OF: Raimel Tapia
    U: Christian Walker
    Bench: Max Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Rodgers over Lopez

  145. Duh says:
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    Cervelli or Jansen over Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Alfaro’s injury bad?

      • Prestige says:
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        He’s only day to day with a calf strain.

  146. TJ says:
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    Drop Odubel for Winker?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. prestige says:
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    Can you rank:

    Mac Williamson, Riley, Mercado, W Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, Willie

  148. Steve says:
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    Who is following Chad Green tomorrow for NYY? Also, any other pitchers following openers tomorrow?

    Thanks! Need a W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard yet

  149. prestige says:
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    Can you help out with some bid amounts for this weeks FAAB, my hitting is strong, pitching is weak. 15 team league with $1,000 budget, have $700 left

    Rodgers
    Mercado
    N Lopez
    W Calhoun
    Corbin Martin
    Shaun Anderson

    Appreciate your input?
    Fedde

    • prestige says:
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      Fedde is supposed to be part of list, not sure why I goofed on the format

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fedde’s not good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers — $123
      Mercado — $11
      N Lopez — $23
      W Calhoun — 23
      Corbin Martin — $44
      Shaun Anderson — 12

      • prestige says:
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        Awesome!

        Couple more bid suggestions if you can:

        Riley
        Hiura

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $142 — $63

  150. packers2018 says:
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    Jo Ab Martinez or C. Walker at 1B?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, close tho

  151. William Hung says:
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    Looking at the Keston Hiura tweets from fans since his call up is like a rollercoaster of emotions – in summary:
    1. YAY he’s up! Now we can trash that garbage Shaw!
    2. 2/3 – he’s the BEST!!!! Gonna kill it!
    3. after going 0/9 with 5 Ks – mixed emotions of “he sucks” to “it’ll get better”
    4. after just striking out again with the bases loaded on 3 fastballs tonight – “where’s Shaw? Is he coming back soon?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I kinda hope he continues to do poorly for another day to keep his FAAB down

      • William Hung says:
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        i’m stashing him for now in my 10-teamer, but Dahl’s struggles might force me to pick up an OF so I can bench Dahl – I really regret not picking up Austin Meadows when someone dropped him right before he had his breakout game against the Pale Hose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn that would’ve been nice

          • William Hung says:
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            Part of me is secretly hoping Justin Upton comes back before Dahl’s season goes off the rails like Shaw’s so I can swap those guys out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  152. Wilson says:
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    I am in a QS/WHIP league, however I am far behind other teams on pitching scores.
    My hitting scores are good and I got many talent IF so Im thinking to trade a top SP to raise my pithcing scores.

    One team got Bumgarner and Kershaw but he may need a good 3B or SS.
    I have Arenado, Machado, Lindor, Mondesi on hand.

    Which trade do you suggest me to propose to him?
    Seems Kershaw is coming back, is he trusted to be owned?

    Keep league but we will re-draft next year, so I just need to consider this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of those hitters for those 2 SPs

      • Wilson says:
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        The team who owns Kershaw also owns Greene or Doolittle.
        I also need RP for HDSV and good for WHIP/ERA.

        And, There is another team who may need 3B and he owns Cole.

        How about this,
        Trade one of them (Arenado, Machado, Lindor) for Kershaw and Greene (or Doolittle)
        or
        Trade one of them (Arenado, Machado) for Cole and a RP (say Giles).

        Understood hitter has more value, just wnat to save my poor pitching scores …
        Thoughts appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Terrible deals

  153. Harley Earl says:
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    I’m digging this Austin Riley kid. Two bombs in four games, batting like .533 or something. Haha, I’m sure the slide back to normal is coming, but this is still fun to watch!

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      and his hype wasn’t so crazy that i can only have him in dynasties where i’d have had to obtain him long ago. i got him stashed after the draft this year in an NL only, a 14 teamer about a day before his call up (no stash slots there but some do use bench slots for prospects), even got lucky in a 14 teamer roto dynasty where people hoard up their WW’s (i’m always a top 4 team there) and it’s the kind of yahoo league where players don’t show up usually till they are called up (missed hiura same day, but my #3 got riley after obv missing all the other big call ups this year).

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I’ve had Riley stashed in a dynasty league for three years and Hiura stashed in the same league for two years. Called up on back-to-back days, been a fun week to see the youngsters break into the bigs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  154. mushi says:
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    Hey guys.

    Which side in a 20 team keeper:
    Mondesi/hicks(rp) or benintendi/schoop

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  155. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals and total bases added. bout time to drop peraza for newman? it’s hard to find ANY SS here.
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B legs mcneil (3B/OF)
    SS kike (all non catcher/3B)
    3B franco
    MI wong
    CI riley (should have OF here in about 27 or so hours)
    OF (4) rhysus (1B), harper, cargo 2 (dropping for sandoval, better FA lately), dyson
    util (1) bader
    BN peraza (2B/SS)
    DL conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  156. Mr. A Knife says:
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    for OPS/OBP/hits/total bases added laureano or kiermaier? need a CF in addition to kike. leury also an option here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        this one i thought was going the other way. kiermaier has been better in steals thusly. i already have him as well. rudy i’m sure would say kiermaier though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty close, but bleh

          • Mr. A Knife says:
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            yeah not good CF’ers available here. do have far too many SS’s and 3B’s though (with treat urner back i dropped ronny rod, he only has SS in espn, also have chavis/riley/kingery/semien (in DL still, gotta figure who to drop). riley getting LF shortly (well not that shortly in espn i guess) will help.

  157. Patrick says:
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    Jose Ramirez or Acuna and Cano? Trade Analyzer says Ramirez, what do you think?

    • Patrick says:
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      Jose Ramirez or R Hoskins?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hoskins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

      • Patrick says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  158. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – would you trade Alvarado (your 3rd rp) or Jimmy Nelson for Stripling? Weekly lineups in a 12 teamer with a 7person reserve (I also own Ryu Hill and at least for now JUrias).

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Btw closers on the low tier (cishek, romo) are still available on the wire, and I typically only start 2 RPs in a given week anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, Nelson 1st, but either

  159. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed yahoo H2H redraft league. I need to drop 2 players. One to pick up a catcher, and another next week to free up a spot for Paxton. My league doesn’t really trade – so a 2 for 1 deal isn’t going to work for me. Please advise.

    My team:

    C :
    1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
    2B: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS)?
    3B: Nolan Aren?ado? (3B)
    SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
    OF: Franil Reyes (OF)
    OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
    OF: Austin Meadows (OF)
    UTIL: Austin Riley (3B)
    Bench: Domingo Santana (?OF)
    Bench: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)
    Bench: Hunter Dozier (1B, 3B)

    DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    Martin Perez
    Franie Montas
    Rich Hill
    Matt Strahm
    Like Weaver
    Mike Soroka
    Joe Musgrove
    Chris Paddack
    Caleb Smith

    DL: James Paxton
    DL: Tyler Glasnow

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez?
    Wade Davis??
    Ken Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier and Perez

  160. Cohen says:
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    Grey, I got Renaldo Lopez home vs Tor and Flaherty at Tex
    SON doesnt like either
    Do i start both or sit ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  161. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just got a trade offer, and wanted your opinion. I have a logjam at 3rd base with Vlad, Senzel, Turner, Jose Ramirez and Yands Diaz.

    The offer that was made was:

    I give up Pujols ($6), and Turner ($30), will cost $7, and $33 to keep next year
    I get Bumgarner ($40), $44 to keep next year

    Would you make the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  162. KillerB says:
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    who do you like better this year ROS Max Fried or Charlie Morton (think fried will get capped)? And what side do you like better Fried and Kikuchi or Morton and Mikolas/Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton — Morton/Hill

      • KillerB says:
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        Thanks much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  163. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    I asked about trading bench bats for saves earlier in this post. I need saves badly, got offered Hand + Yates for Soroka + Austin Ridley.

    This is a keeper league 5×5 ROTO.

    Rest of my SP are Verlander, Fried, Domingo German, Giolito, Strahm, Buehler. Clevinger and Glasnow both on the IL.

    Rest of my 3B are Machado, Muncy, and Moncada.

    Should I go for it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are Soroka and Riley potential keepers?

      • MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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        They could be but they are at the bottom of the list of potential keepers. If they end up having great seasons I could include them. So, let’s say maybe, but unlikely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess Hand/Yates then

  164. JC says:
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    Myers or Mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  165. prestige says:
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    Who would you feel most comfortable streaming next week?

    Mengden home vs. Mariners
    Pomeranz home vs. Giants
    Fedde @Mets & home vs. Marlins

    SON is lukewarm on them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Fedde

  166. Cohen says:
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    Grey, better streamer next week
    Peacock vs White sox or
    Strahm vs Arizona
    Both at home
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  167. The Great Knoche says:
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    Moistasskiss and Brasier

    Or

    Villarreal and Yates

    5×5 standard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villareal?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Vivian Villarreal. Female Billiards star of the 90s

        Villar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How could I forget Vivian? Hey pocket shots were legendary!

  168. Bong says:
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    Choose one for runs

    Rodgers
    Hiura
    Greg Polanco
    DSJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  169. Jason says:
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    Need to pick up a catcher. Which one should I take? Slim pickings — Alfaro was cold but then had 2 good games and then got hurt yesterday. I had Garver but dropped him b/c of the high ankle sprain.

    Here are the options:
    Castro
    Vasquez
    Lucroy
    Brian McCann
    Astudillo
    Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vasquez

  170. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Need to drop one of the following. Who goes? Kyle Gibson, Jimmy Nelson, Tyler Mahle.

    Thanks!

    • Jason says:
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      I’d drop Nelson from that group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  171. Mr. A Knife says:
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    dynasty league with slugging and OBP over AVG. story or gleyber? gleyber finally coming through with his prospect stock. meanwhile CUBS are having to buy extra ice to keep ad russ’s swelling down in his hands. good god the CUBS gave away some players for extremely little.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        figured, but it’s getting closer. why in the hell did a game count as over like friday i think when only 5 innings were played but today’s OAK @ DET gets suspended till months later? i’m guessing some silly ass rule that a lead in the 5th counts as a win but the 7th it doesn’t.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not sure either

  172. keithlarock says:
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    Grey! I am your newest #1 fan! Love your work and all the writers on this site. I just bought your e-book. Can we ask RotoWear to make a “Who is Grey Albright?” t shirt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man! Appreciate it! I need to get Rotowear on that, for sure!

      • keithlarock says:
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        I usually go by the alias of Nick Markakis, but it kept me logged in after I bought the book. I’ll email RotoWear with a request too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice! Larockakis!

          • keithlarock says:
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            You have no idea how much that means to me.

  173. Gotime says:
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    Afternoon Grey! Piecing together lineup for H2H weekly cats league (QS and Wins)

    A) Need to start 3 out of:
    Price @ Tor @ Hou
    Ed-Rod @ Tor @ Hou
    Ryu @ Pit
    Darvish vs Phi vs Cin
    SON likes them all pretty much
    Can also put in Buttrey (7 games) for extra saves and ratios (Starting Iglesias and Alvarado)

    B) Need to start 2 out of:
    Castellanos 3 vs Mia 3 @ Mets
    Riley 4 @ SF 3 @Stl
    Tapia 3 @ Pit and 3 vs Bal in Coors

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Darvish, Buttrey

      B. Riley, Tapia

  174. prestige says:
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    With Rodgers sitting today and McMahon hitting 2 HR’s already, does that hurt the outlook for Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit

  175. Herschel says:
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    Springer pulled from game with back/oblique injury? Uh oh….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan!

  176. uncle ernie says:
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    Greetings from a rare rainy day day in America’s finest city. Just received 2 offers my Blackmon Bryant and either deGrom or Sale for his JD Martinez Moose and Wheeler. I don’t really like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Nah me neither. Giving up to much. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  177. Db says:
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    Starting montas @indians?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. Hush says:
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    Who is the top add if you have Donaldson, Vlad, Gallo on the squad your middle of the pack for stolen bases your 2b is lemaiuh back ups are la Stella and urias. My league is out of $1000 and doesn’t bid much how much would you spend on Riley and hirua?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $67 on Riley, $43 on Hiura

      • The Harrow says:
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        this one also interesting in how a few days makes this difference. a week ago before they were up this was reverse (not the numbers but hiura over riley, barely). unless there is info that hiura is more likely to go back down (and this might be true with shaw back soon).

  179. Mike Thomas says:
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    Drop Chris Martin for kelley and bid how much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, $2

      • The Harrow says:
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        this one is surprising, before kelley had to get stuff cut out of his mouth this was both of them, since martin has 1 blown save and like 10 str no run appearances before that. more worrisome for martin would be leclerc has been doing very very well again.

  180. Db says:
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    How much would you bid on Cishek out of $1000
    Kelley or Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $34 — Castillo

  181. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Need your help. I want to pick up Willie Calhoun, and I need to drop someone. Would you drop Aaron Hicks for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        all my other choices are being dropped for players coming off IL. My only other choice is Albert Pujols.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          or Jared Eickhoff

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Can drop Eickhoff if you need a bench bat

  182. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 3 streamers
    Wacha home vs KC
    Turnbull home vs Mia
    C.Martin home vs White Sox
    Gausman at SF
    Matz home vs Wash
    Canning home vs Tex
    Lucchessi at Tor
    SON likes all
    Thanks again for all your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turnbull, Matz, Gausman

  183. prestige says:
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    Best chance at the W tomorrow?

    Paddack home vs. Dbacks (Weaver)
    Minor home vs. Mariners (Leake)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack

  184. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey would you drop Reyes Moronta for Brandon Workman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  185. Db says:
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    Ronny Rodriguez or la Stella?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  186. Db says:
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    Team is 6th in homers, 8th in steals, 8th in rbis
    Outfielders are Bryant,meadows, Dahl, piscotty, reddick
    Bench Brett gardner

    Any moves?
    On waivers
    Calhoun, Schwarber, tapia, bader, mac williamson, Oscar Mercado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun over Reddick

  187. ellis says:
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    Hicks or Mazara

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  188. Josh says:
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    You like cc @baltimore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  189. Josh says:
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    Start chase Anderson vs Phillies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  190. Db says:
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    You like Brett Anderson @indians and vs mariners or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great

  191. Db says:
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    How much we bidding on Calhoun grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $12

  192. prestige says:
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    With Kingery back, how would you rank:

    Kinger, Hiura, N Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura, Lopez

  193. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up!

    In a 10 team h2h standard 5×5 category league.

    1) I Have the following pitchers: Gibson, luchesi, JA Happ, Yonny Chirinos, Eickhoff

    The following guys are available , do you hold or make a move?: Griffin Channing , Kevin Gausman, John means

    2) how do you rank these guys for waiver purposes ? Can you rank a few please so I know how to set waivers ? =)

    Christian Walked, Matt Olson, Brendan Rodgers, CJ Cron, Vogelbach, Urshela (I’m a Yankees fan and he’s raking)

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Canning over Eickhoff 2. Olson, Cron, Rodgers

  194. prestige says:
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    Favorite of the bunch?

    Leake @Rangers
    Weaver @Padres
    Minor home vs. Mariners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  195. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dealt Morton & Will Smith for lindor (before this mornings game @ NY) – felt like I did well since I have 5 closers & deep pitching, and Seager isn’t getting it done for me. I’m always 1-2 SB short every week. My trade partner was desperate for SP, and 1 closer short of a bullpen.

    I know Lindor carries risk, but he’s a guy I love having when he’s going good.

    Also, I’m starting to feel really good about the Eiley pickup. Kid’s making it look easy. Clearly the call-up rookie to own so far.

  196. ellis says:
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    Giolito or Lyle’s

    Thank you!

  197. Corleone says:
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    Hi Grey
    I’m trying to piece together some saves.
    Rostered: osuna, parker, cishek, and givens
    Would you dump any for these? Please rank the FA
    Elias, Robles, Jefferies, and Romo

    Thank you in advance for your help

  198. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey 12 Team H2H Categories

    Could you rank these 4 please.

    Calhoun, Tapia, Mercado, B. Hamilton

    With a P.S. – Is Hamilton worth keeping just for his SB potential?

  199. Buh says:
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    Danny Jansen over Alfaro?

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