MLB owners decided not signing free agents was too obvious. Everyone can see that in plain-sight. Passing around a championship belt that says you’ve spent the least on free agents? Too on the nose! So, MLB owners got together and decided en masse the best way to manipulate the market is to promote prospects and milk them for a few years at their minimum, then let someone else pay them for their services or lock them down to a big contract when they’re very young for pennies on the dollar of their actual worth. Crazy or crazy like a fox?  So, Brendan Rodgers was called up yesterday at like 5 AM my time, and, then when I woke up at 7 AM, I promptly grabbed Br. Rodgers in all but one league to find out about a half of a cup of coffee later I now owned Brady Rodgers, a relief pitcher on the Astros.  Anyone know what his stuff looks like?  True Story Alert (after the last true story that was given without an alert)! I already had Austin Riley and Brendan Rodgers featured predominantly in my Friday Buy that’s coming later today.  Planned it out on Monday of this week, figuring I could tell you to pick them up before they were called up next week.  Comic book graphic of being wrapped in Reynolds Wrap as I scream, “FOILED!” On the Prospectonator, which ranks and projects all rookies, Rodgers is ranked 4th for all rookies.  The 1st two are Vlad Jr. and Senzel, and the third is The Boss.  With Hampson demoted, I’d guess the Rockies give Rodgers a long leash as he plays 2nd, and he might not need said leash.  He could click immediately, and be a fixture on the Rockies’ infield like Story and Arenado were before him.  He should be owned in every league.  For what it’s Werth, Rudy thinks Rodgers could just be insurance for Trevor Story, but I think Ryan McMahon is done.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Bassitt – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  All right, time to look at his peripherals.  *looks at them, makes curious dog sound*  That says it all, doesn’t it?  No?  Hmm, okay.  His 10.5 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.34 xFIP and increased velocity make him ownable in all leagues.  Think his .216 BABIP and 100% of men left on base will likely go up and down, respectively, and he might only be a 3.75 ERA pitcher and good for roughly 100 IP, but still hard to not recommend him.

Josh Phegley – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .295.  The A’s scored 17 runs, so there were big games from a bunch of their hitters, but no game was bigger than Phegley.  His name literally translates to throat mucus, and he has no business hitting this well, but maybe he’s having a season comparable to Stephen Vogt’s breakout on the A’s a few years back.  Josh Vogley?  Um, yeah.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .271.  Speaking of throat mucus–*NSA breaks down my door*  What’s going on?  You can’t repossess my computer.  Thoughts are free!  Thoughts!  Are!  Free!  *head pressed into cement while being cuffed*  Wait, advertisers said they weren’t going to pay me because thoughts were free, so did they lie?

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Told you everyone on the A’s had big games.  Even guys who seemingly retired six weeks ago.

Matt Olson – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in 11 games since his return.  Olson, “It’s legal to remove a hamate bone and insert a bionic hand?”  Olson’s doctor fiendishly nods.

Trea Turner – Could be activated for today’s game. *turns eyes to horizon* I see why you’re so beautiful now.  No homo.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.85.  Bad week to quit barbiturates.

Michael Conforto – Hit his 9th homer, but collided with Cano and left the game with a concussion.  If you had May 16th in your “Conforto Gets Injured” pool, awesome, because I have you in my “Jerk Collects Money” pool.

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 3rd homer, 3rd steal, hitting .214.  Whew, if he was hitting .333, I was going to hide under my desk.

Juan Soto – 0-for-4, hitting .228.  *places ad on Craigslist for smelling salts*

Mallex Smith – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, as he was recalled from the minors as the Mariners proceed with remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (state).  I’m still not sure where Mallex will play — maybe Bruce is benched indefinitely? — but if you need SAGNOF, you can do worse (and possibly better).

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third homer in as many games.  Vogelbach won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I think he’s owned in more than 50% of leagues, but, damn, Cousin Sweatpants, he is a for sure hot schmotato.

J.P. Crawford – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, and has become the de facto M’s shortstop all of a sudden.  Having owned Tim Beckham, I didn’t think he was doing bad, but I had to drop him yesterday.

Michael Pineda – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.55.  Now has two straight solid starts and…I can’t, I just can’t go back in on him ever again.

Jason Castro – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 6th homer in his last ten games.  So, apparently, it’s not Mitch Garver, it’s the Twins’ catcher spot.  Did they gather all of the female Twins fans’ oversized sweaters of a knitted Joe Mauer and burn them behind the plate before the season?

Byron Buxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  At least do the choo-choo sounds if you’re going to make me eat my words.

C.J. Cron – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Somebody invited Curtis Jackson to the smoke show.

Rio Ruiz – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer,  Coincidentally, that’s the 4th time I groaned the name, “Mountcastle.”

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .313.  Whether correctly or not, I do believe I should get some credit for his big year this year, even though I was only excited about him last year.  On my tombstone, “See? I told you so!”

Trevor Bauer – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.76.  Indians scored 14 runs and Bauer got a no decision.  Hahahaha–Kill me now!  Wish I could be happy about his regression because he’s a giant douche, but I own this giant douche!

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-6, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .216.  1st and 2nd home runs?  Doode, there’s helium juice in the balls.  Whatcha talkin’ ’bout, Kipnis?

Kenta Maeda – Hit the IL with a thigh injury.  That comes at a great time.  *wanders out into freeway traffic*  Stop messing with me, karma, and just take me!

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.88.  Yesterday, Braves announcers were talking about robot umpires like I imagine they talked about automobiles in 1910. “What happens if it doesn’t start and humans no longer know how to walk?” As this conversation ended, I swear to God, the home plate ump left the game with a stomach virus. No one even made notice that robot umps don’t get the shits.  Oh, and as for this game from Teheran, you could tell the home plate had the runs, because he was calling a mile-wide strike zone, and Teheran still walked four guys!

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .315.  Freddie, in a karate robe, bows ceremonially, “You are the teacher.”  Joey Votto motions for him to stand back up, “No, you are the teacher now. I need to retire and raise awareness about my Hall of Fame credentials with burner Twitter accounts.”  “You’ll have no problem getting in.”  “You’d think, but I have barely 1,750 hits.”

Carlos Martinez – Will be activated on Saturday.  *drops everything, runs to waivers to pick him up, realizes I don’t want to own him and whistles while closing the waivers window*  Yeah, I had the impulse too, but he’s going to be in the bullpen and you can likely find a better bullpen arm in most leagues.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  OZUNA breathe fire from bat.  OZUNA worried he catch something in Roppongi district of Japan.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  He only had three homers through this day last year, and exploded on May 21st.  Then again, the season started five days earlier this year, so it’s the same day.  It is May 21st.  Yes, a calendar is fake news.

Jose Peraza – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Nuh-uh, I ain’t falling for the ol’ banana-in-the-old-tailpipe and I’m definitely not falling for the homer now that I’ve dropped you everywhere.

Teoscar Hernandez – Optioned to Triple-A.  Guess that makes him a Teoscar minors weiner.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2,95.  Where does he fall on the Miles Marker, you ask because you pay attention to everything I say.  Excellent question, my young prematurely bald man.  Perhaps a game of foosball in your mother’s basement can help us decide.  I’m kidding.  I’m words on a screen and you’re an actual human.  Fooled you!  I don’t know if Stroman’s above or below (east or west?) of the Miles Marker, but he’s real close to him.  Could even be the Miles/Marcus Marker.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .175.  He celebrated his homer by bat-flipping and screaming f**k you to the Padres fans, then explaining to the young Latino players how a handshake is better than a high five.  Interesting guy, this Kinsler.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and, like, his 18th homer this week.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I’m not sure it matters since he was in the past three weeks and you still didn’t pick him up.

Spencer Turnbull – 4 IP, 1 ER, and 5 unearned runs, ERA at 2.40.  The Regression Fairies showed up at Turnbull’s start, tried to dance over his ratios, then were told Bette Midler had to cancel her concert and they wouldn’t be refunded their money because they still got to enjoy the Martha Raye impersonator.

Zach Eflin – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  Not quite the Eflin butter start we’ve become accustomed to from him of late, but we can’t hold that against him.  Streamonator does hate his next start, though, which does damper the hamper full of clothes labeled, “Keep dry.”

Jean Segura – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Four homers isn’t bad.  Dot dot dot.  If this were the dead-ball era of 2012!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 3 runs, and a double slam (17, 18) and legs (9), hitting .342.  Snooze!  You call this guy a baseball player?  Why doesn’t he open a library with his quiet bat?!

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .259.  Moistasskiss!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .263.  Can he keep hitting homers?  Inner monologue, “Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it…”  Yas…mani.  “You said it.”

Zach Davies – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  That goes with just a totally normal 4.66 xFIP, 6.2 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 85.6% LOB%.  Also, about this game, Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time two Zachs faced each other when nearly 100% of fans cheered using Hard Ks.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  Rangers jumped out to a huge lead on Homer (!) Bailey, and Lynn cruised out to the W on the banks of the Ivictory Coast.

Danny Santana – 4-for-7, 2 runs, hitting .319.  First off, the Rangers racked up 16 runs, so everyone was smoking that Royals pitching like it was cigarettes for Royals known as Parliaments.  “Queen Mum, I just had a baby and not feeling 100% yet.”  “Nonsense, child, smoke a Parliament.  It’s what Guy Fawkes would’ve wanted.”

Hunter Pence – 1-fort-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, launching that bomb off Chris Owings.  The Royals brought in Chris Owings to pitch, figuring he might have an easier time matching Micah’s pitching exploits than he has matching his hitting exploits.

Joey Gallo – 4-for-5, 4 runs, and his 13th homer, hitting .269.  Joey Gallo or Bryce Harper?  Serious question.  Is it obvious?  What if I told you it shouldn’t be?

Willie Calhoun – 4-for-7, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in two games.  Okay, maybe I’m being too tough on Calhoun.  If he’s hitting, he will play.  He literally (yes, literally!) needs to hit though, because his glove will not keep him in the lineup.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. Two huge clutch homers by Rougned Odor in the 8th and 9th inning to help turn a 10-1 Rangers lead into a 16-1 game.  He’s the baseball form of Rotten Tomatoes.  Call him Odormeter, and he judges whether or not a pitcher is any good.  “Royals pitching?  100% on the Odormeter, and fully stinks.”

  1. Omar says:
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    Nice write up, the prospect mania continues!! Just a quick question about a keeper league trade. Curious on your thoughts. Harper or Benitendi/Robles which side you taking Mr. Grey?!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Beni side for me, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Benintendi

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Beni side fo sho….

  2. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 12 team OBP.

    Dropped Bassitt for Rodgers and missed that glorious start. Trying to get him back in the fold. Can you please rank Y. Chirinos, Bassitt, M. Perez, Musgrove, Giolito?

    Drop Choo for Calhoun?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I have them Musgrove, giolito, Chirinos, Perez, bassitt but not a ton of separation.

      Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  3. Steve Anus says:
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    1. OPS leagues, moreland or jelly donut (jelly has 3 lefties coming up, moreland none in next 7 games)
    2. 16 teamer dynasty with all the stats including defensive ones. sano or dozier (the worthwhile dozier), both at 1B/3B and also have
    C streamer
    1B bellinger (CF/RF
    2B la stella (3B, fill in for altuve)
    SS E2 (3B)
    3B senzel (CF)
    LF jd mart (RF)
    CF marte
    RF springer (CF)
    util (1) otani (not as valuable here since the defensive stuff)
    BN (3, 4 BN slots max 1 of them used on pitchers by rules)
    choo (LF/RF), dozier (1B/3B), devers
    DL: treat urner, altuve, sano more
    NA (10): florial, rodgers, r.lewis, india, larnach, brujan

    3. rodgers up soon, treat urner back soon also. i’d guess i have to drop choo besides the sano vs dozier part

    4. is E2 the treat urner drop?

    5. is there a rodgers drop (i’d hold these guys in NA/DL slots (sano/rodgers) except i stream the last pitcher slot routinely, this is h2h league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Jelly sounds like a good option
      2. Dozier
      3. Sure lose Choo
      4. Sure
      5. Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Also, this is a stacked 16 teamer, crazy dropping Eduardo Escobar, but not sure what else you can do

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        How dare you? Tell him to make a trade!!! like you always tell me.

        J/k, love you man.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Josh Kibson?

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!

            J/k=just kidding but you knew that didn’t you. You were just ribbing me. Or is this another assignment for Colonel Mustard.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Colonel Mustard in the pantry with a spork!

  4. EB says:
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    Hey Grey…torn between adding B.Rodgers the 2B/SS lol or OF F.Reyes but at who’s expense? My closers arent doing well do I just accept the bullpen suckage and dump Barnes or Leclerc, or do you see a more likely candidate?)

    10 Team 5×5 OBP and QS
    C Sanchez
    1B Freeman
    2B/1B/3B Muncy
    3B/OF W.Myers
    SS Correa
    OF G. Polanco
    OF Domingo Santana
    OF Yelich
    UTIL 2B/SS/3B Baez
    UTIL OF Buxton
    UTIL OF Meadows
    BN D.Gordon

    SP Joe Musgrove
    SP Jack Flaherty
    SP Mike Soroka
    SP Woodruff
    SP Matthew Boyd
    SP Kyle Hendricks
    RP Edwin Diaz
    RP Raisel Iglesias
    RP Jose Leclerc
    SP Walker Buehler
    SP Eduardo Rodriguez
    RP Matt Barnes
    Corey Kluber(IL)
    Mike Clevinger(IL)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d drop Leclerc for Rodgers and Myers for Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. Mojoman says:
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    Zach Wheeler’s 2019 – 3 outings vs Nats = 2.93 ERA.
    Just sit him against Nats, then you might have a solid SP2.
    Nats are Kryptonite for him, I’m happy I benched him yesterday :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  6. Mojoman says:
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    Great and funny as usual.
    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)

    I’m desperate in SB, so I picked up Dyson and Mallex last 2 days. Now Nicky Lopez and Mercado are available and my league counts Obp. Both rookies worth grabbing? Lopez seems on-base threat, right? Actually, idk him enough.

    1) keep holding Dyson and Mallex.
    2) grab one of rookies and drop one of veterans.
    3) grab both and drop both.

    Thanks :)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojo,
      If you need steals I’d hold the guys you have.
      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  7. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Peraza sucked pretty bad early last year also Just saying

    • BadFantasyManager says:
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      Yeah… my only hope with him is that he begins to improve in june like last year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, AL

  8. Balloon knot junkies says:
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    How could you pick up Rogers everywhere? CBS and yahoo don’t even have him in their database yet.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He’s there in my Yahoo and CBS leagues, try “Rodgers”

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        *nelson voice from the Simpsons* – HaHa!

        • EnglishMetsFan says:
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          Brilliant!

          Is that because the Rox feel Brendan has no D?

    • Jeff says:
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      “Won’t you be my neighbor” LOL

  9. TTRA1N says:
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    Lmao! Nothin but luv grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same

  10. Mike says:
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    Brandon Lowe. He worth it long term? I’ve been pondering shopping Ozzie albies for a pitcher and thought Lowe may be a good replacement. I’ve also got senzel and that Brewers second baseman they just called up to fill the void. 10 team, H2H.

    Solid write up as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I wouldn’t worry about Lowe if you have Senzel and Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  11. Worm Burner says:
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    If you had to give up one in trade, who do you give away 1st for ROS

    Hader or Hand?

    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d keep Hader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. jason batteiger says:
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    AL only with total bases and OBP over AVG. starting to look real hard like jansen will be a molina type (not hitting well at all till farther into career, which isn’t rare for good defensive catcher prospects at all). flip him out for either of castro or r.perez, both of which at least hit lately. 7 day TRON has jansen a good deal better than those 2.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d keep Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Castro

  13. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you trade j polanco for Rodgers if you needed a 2B in OBP league?

    • Moneyball says:
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      Don’t know about Yahoo but it’ll take some time for Rodgers to gain 2B eligibility.
      (and if he struggles and is sent back down…)

      • sportivetricks says:
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        I’ve got a SS logjam, too, so I have an eye on position eligibility at Yahoo! Rodgers will need to start 5 games at 2B to be eligible there. So, basically a week’s worth of games, but that clock doesn’t start ticking until Story comes back to play SS.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure but agree with others on the 2B eligibility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Polanco

  14. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    shallow 5×5 h2h. drop dahl for
    joc (at least the next 5 righties only)
    vogel (rizzo might be DL’ing soon anyway)
    pence
    soler
    cron
    ronny rod

    i have:
    C molina
    1B alonso
    2B mondesi
    SS story (don’t know how hurt, might need a SS here shortly)
    3B chapman
    OF (3) mcclutchin, acuna, rosario
    util (2) otani, dahl (BABIP has his AVG far higher than it should be)
    BN rizzo (hope we get an answer on him shortly)
    SP: peacock, corbin, marquez, strahm, paddack, lucchesi, ryu
    RP (max6, saves only): alvarado, martin, robles, brasier, kimbrel (on BN, can’t wait for early june so i can drop one of my near closer alvarado/brasier guys)
    DL (2) archer

    2. who’s my pitcher drop here (peacock was dropped and had been a streaming slot when i added him, SON LOVES him usually and he’s done well on my roster)

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      I’d hold on Dahl but could see going for Joc. 2. Luchessi

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with White Rabbit. Brasier works for #2 also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  15. howtathor says:
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    Had a Ticker Tease on Khris Davis and a Ticker Shock on Turnbull! Tough for a post-mature balding man. Thank the regression fairies! btw nice moustache!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, well played

  16. Wilson says:
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    Do you trust Leclerc for starter tomorrow? Im in a QS league.

    • Moneyball says:
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      Well there’s no way he’s going to get a QS.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Superb report, a love supreme!!

    a. On Ruiz… Blame it on Rio, right? Great Bo Derek movie, right? Grey? U there?

    b. Fell out of 1st in hitting but only just. In second with 45, first place has 47. Secured a pt in pitching, Iglesias got the save (wow! Not bad for my #1 closer).

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 17

    After being pursued by Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and his vampire assistant Sandra (Lenore Aubert), Wilbur (Lou Costello) has had his fill of vampires out to get him. When he asks his buddy Chick (Bud Abbott) a question, Chick replies:

    CHICK: I’ll bite.

    WILBUR: No, you gotta stand in line.

    In addition to being chased by Sandra, Wilbur is also pursued by another woman, Joan (Jane Randolph). In fact, women seem to be falling all over Wilbur in this movie, something that Chick just can’t seem to understand.

    For once Lou has the upper hand.

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      Great quote today!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        William!

        Thank you much.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. O-RIO-les?

      B. Noooo

      C. Nice! Haha

      D. You too!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        You remember last year all the roster questions? And years past as well? It’s no different this year but I decided to give you and DT a break. For your info, I have like 7 bats on my bench!!! 7!!!

        Rizzo
        Vogelbach (facing LHP Perez)
        Story
        Turner
        R. RODRIGUEZ (I have a waiver claim in for EdRod, find out tomorrow, had to drop something to pick up Rodgers and the Detroit game had already started yesterday)
        Dahl (he is really getting on my nerves AND he the wood is starting to grow small leaves onto his legs)

        1. Is Trea being activated tonight?
        2. If so, who starts at SS, MI and Ut among these 4?

        a. TreaT
        b. Rodgers
        c. EduEscobar
        d. Nicky Lopez

        Need steals, runs, RBIs, HR and BA in that order.

        Made it to Cologne. Strange name for a town that smells like everything except Cologne. OK, maybe Old Spice but that’s not really Cologne is it? Grey? U with me?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. I sure hope so 2. Treat — Cologne’s better than Eau du toilet, amiright?

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!

            You are right.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              #nailedit

        • CentralCoastCali says:
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          Happy Friday AG

          Bo Derek = 10
          Michelle Johnson = Blame it on Rio

          I’m old enough to have this useless knowledge stored:)!!!

          Comprar

          CCC

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha! Nice, CCC

  18. Scottsteelers says:
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    Was offered Trevor Bauer as 15th rd keeper for Paddack 16th rd and Chavis. As it got to Paddacks innings limit I was likely to move him if it was looking like my team would make playoffs cause I can’t afford a dead roster spot. If my team sucked I’d just deal with it and keep Paddack. With the mindset of going for it this year, Bauer the guy, right? I have Hiura, Baez, Riley as infield covering areas Chavis does. Thoughts?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      seems a bit too rich for my blood but can see why your entertaining it. I’d probably gamble that in the next 2-3 months you’d be able to pick up a hot pitcher off the waivers as there always seems to be

      • Scottsteelers says:
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        How about adding a 4th rd pick on my end and getting Cole instead of Bauer?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Bauer. Cole deal is good too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Dave D says:
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    Great write up as usual. I’m a bit miffed with Juan Soto. I’m reluctant to bench him but he went on IL/DL/thePill and is 2/18 with 9ks. The 9ks are what alarm me and suggest he is not right physically. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I own him and he’s been miserable… I’m keeping him in my lineup tho

  20. Sean says:
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    Currently have a 1B shituation…Who to choose Aguilar, Ronny Rod, Braun, Cron, or stream based on TRON?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Aguilar for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  21. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    When Trea Turner returns, you can only keep 3 of these 4 guys. Which one gets cut?

    Chavis, Muncy, H. Dozier, A. Riley,

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      ouch – any way to package a two for one trade to free up a roster spot? Riley, i guess, if you can’t come up with a trade

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. G says:
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    Better utility/bench player in H2H league with Avg and OBP as categories – Dyson or Mercado?

    Also, Musgrove or Elfin? May have to drop one with Turner returning.

    Thanks as always.

    • G says:
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      Or would Yandy be better drop over Dyson and Mercado

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’d keep Yandy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mercado for me in H2H but does sound like he might be sent back down.

      I’d want Musgrove.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Jim says:
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    Little worried about Bauer. IVe already lost judge, Andujar and taillon to injuries as well as some draft busts like Bauers. Can’t sfford to lose Bauer to injury or even regression. Even though he’s a last round keeper for me should I be looking to move him. Just acquired Riley, Rodgers and hiura plus I already own paddack, fried and Musgrove in late rounds so I guess I’d be willing to give up on a potentially great keeper. If I could move Bauer for an equal talent but not as good of a keeper should I do it? Or trade him for a Soroka type but upgrade a hitter while doing it? How worried about him are you?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends what you can get. I’d be open to moving him but not too concerned yet. Haven’t watched his last two starts though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, though I have watched him… I’m worried, but no more than everyone else I own… He was getting lucky early on, now he’s regressing, next is hopefully just some shutdown innings… His stuff is still there, just not locating

  24. aardvark says:
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    Would you guys trade Nola for quintana and Jose Abreu?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Leah says:
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    I’m in a points based keeper league. Was just offered his Markakis, Moustakas, and Wong for my Chavis and Benintendi. I think I like my Chavis side better, but thoughts?

    Also, worth dropping Eovaldi from my IL to replace him with someone else and open up a roster spot?

    Thanks! Love reading your articles!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pass.

      Drop Eovaldi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

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

    Looks like Yonny Chirinos @NYY (Stanek opening) and Drew Smyly (vs. STL) (LeClerc opening) are bulk options today. Grab ’em in your starts cap leagues or if you’re looking for ratio help. Not great matchups.

    Ahh, finally get to drop Odor for Huira and am feeling great and he finally jacks two. I feel like Odor is trying to hurt my feelings at this point….

      • snarky anklebiter says:
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        Thanks for the Twitter reference. This will be easier than routinely searching for Chirinos and Beeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Thanks!

  27. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey and Razzball brethren!

    What’s up? The call-ups are making me crazy. I’m always on my damn phone checking on player updates. It seems for every guy you get, you’re sure to miss out on another. And then you add in the Calhoun types who are recall-ups! Missed out on Riley who is looking good but got Rodgers in two so that’s nice…

    With Treat Urner coming back, I need to drop one of the following good players:

    Tim Anderson
    Nick Senzel
    Tommy La Stella

    I’ve also got Devers and Domingo Santana but I think they’re safe for now.

    This is a 12 team H2H with OPS and Ks. I’m in 2nd at the moment. La Stella was last in. Is he first out?

    Thanks y’all. Have a good one!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose La Stella

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks DT!

        Listening to the pod now. Appreciate the call-ups talk and the thorough breakdown of Giolito!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Thanks, hope you enjoy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Mr. Rickey says:
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    All these call-ups have my head spinning. How do you rate these in 12 team leagues:

    Brenden Rodgers
    Hiura
    Senzel
    Tapia
    Luplow
    Nicky Lopez
    Mercado

    I’ve picked up some combo of these in several leagues and some are still available. I have most of them on the bench to see what happens so just looking for overall value ROS. Appreciate your thoughts.

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      Add:

      Riley, Willie Calhoun and, what the heck, Yordan Alvarez to the list.

      Thanks again.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Alvarez is in the first tier when he gets the call

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Senzel, Rodgers, Hiura, Riley, tier down Calhoun, Tapia, Mercado, Lopez for me

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel, Rodgers, Hiura

  29. Alex says:
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    Voit has become my bench bat lately. Keep Voit over Brendan Rodgers or W. Calhoun or even LaStella’s sizzle?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit, Rodgers, Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. TJ says:
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    Going to pick up Giolito.

    Drop Turnbull, Woodruff, Eickhoff, or Lucchesi?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turnbull

  31. Chucky says:
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    Drop either Mcmahon or Kepler for Calhoun?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • knucks says:
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      I’d lose Mcmahon first

  32. TC says:
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    Traded Brandon Lowe and White Walker for Conforto in my keeper league and then Robbie Cano proceeded to knock him the hell out Tyson style. Solid start! Good thing I have Treat Urner coming off my IL. Hopefully Conforto can see straight in a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he’s back in a week fine

  33. edietrich1962 says:
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    Do you start any of the following:

    Max Fried (Mil at Atl)
    Gerrit Cole (Hou at Bos)
    Martin Perez (Min at Sea)

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start all of em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. Wonderk1nd says:
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    apologizing in advance for asking a catcher question,

    But should I grab castro or phegly over Wilson Ramos?

    B. do you see josh james, corbin burnes, luke deikman having 14 team mixed league value for k’s and ratio help w/ SP being a wasteland, they all seemed to have turned a corner.

    C. Teoscar minors weiner – hehe

    d. do you think Kingery who is supposed to be activated this weekend will hold mixed league value?

    Thanks in Advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phegley

      B. Sure

      D. Unlikely, but if someone gets injured, sure

      No problem

  35. ctrengove says:
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    Just F your I:
    Vogel-Sexy has dropped to approx 42% ownership in ESPN.

    • BiglyLeagues says:
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      And also 42% on Yahoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  36. toolshed says:
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    Maybe I am wrong and the Rockies are doing the right thing here by promoting Rodgers. BUT, this is the Rockies and when have they done the right thing with their young players? I think Rodgers could be up just in case story is out a couple games and is sent right back down to rot in AAA until he is out of options. Or even worse, he comes up and plays 2 or 3 games a week at second base while mcmahon sits vs a left handed pitcher. I can’t see blowing my Faab on him based on their track record.

    • Sweatpants Nation says:
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      “When have they done the right thing wth their young players”:
      Arenado and Story and I’d even say they originally tried with Dahl but he kept getting hurt.
      McMahon and Hampson got jerked around for playing time but haven’t shown much. They should have trusted Tapia last year and that was a mistake but they went back to Cargo because he was a good pal of Arenado.
      Bottom line I think it’s up to Rodgers. If he’s the real deal he’ll get playing time like Story and Arenado.

      • toolshed says:
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        Dahl got jerked around too even when healthy. Tapia was good in the minors and couldn’t crack the roster. They sign Murphy and continue to play Desmond. They brought cargo back last year, etc. They continue to use Reynolds. Young guys need regular playing time. These are only a few examples right off the top of my head.

        • toolshed says:
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          Gerardo parra just another roadblock they used recently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s either up like Arenado and Story were or he gets jerked around… I think he takes Story/Arenado route… McMahon is just bad, but of course this is the Rockies so it could go the less friendly way for Rodgers

  37. WhiteRabbit says:
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    @Grey – Need you to immediately stop talking bad about Kris Bryant and focus your wrath on Harper – reverse curse commence now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will do my best

  38. Dingle Berrios says:
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    12 team 5×5

    Harper or Rosario/Flaherty?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Harper for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    i was offered Price and Brandon Treinon for Corey Seagar

    my roster naravaez, freeman, albies, suarez, mondesi, acuna, bellinger, dahl, machado

    corea, seager, Trea Turner, Stanton

    Archer, Beiber, Foltynewitc, Lucchesi, Luke Weaver, Wade Davis, Shane Greene Kimbrel

    I have plenty of short stops I would also have to drop a player to make this work i guess either Kimbrel , Greene or Davis or Foltynewitz.

    On one hand i Don’t need Seagar and my pitching sucks on the other i don’t like price and Treinan seem like a minor upgrade at releif.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Price side for me, lose Folty

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT……The side getting price or unloading? Sorry sometimes I’m dense, lol.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d want to receive the Price side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean Blake Treinen? That side is better

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Yes Blake Treinen…….my typing sucks…..thanks i accepted the offer i have nothing to lose in that deal i was not that familiar w/ Treinen so wasn’t sure

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            Would you drop any of these guys for corbin martin?

            Archer, Beiber, Lucchesi, Luke Weaver, Wade Davis, Shane Greene

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Archer

              • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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                thank Grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  40. Bill says:
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    Great stuff Grey

    Better add in pts league, M. Smith or Calhoun?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends how friendly the scoring is to steals but lean mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

  41. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Just want to first say that your Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department have been amazing, and that I picture him looking exactly like George Costanza. I also think after a small transition period you two would be best friends.

    Anyways! Which start do you like the most?

    05/18/19 – Gausman vs MLW CAnderson – 10.2
    05/18/19 – Margevicious vs PIT Brault – 10.0
    05/19/19 – Trent Thornton @ CWS Lopez – 12.6

    Thanks as always. Have a great weekend.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      None…Gausman

    • Stumanji! says:
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      I always picture him as looking like Tom from MySpace. He’s a relatively young guy with an entry-level job but always trying to impress by wearing a suit & tie to work even though it’s business-casual, because “dress for the job you want, not the one you have,” amirite? Whenever news of a returning player comes across the wire, he’s fumbling to update his “Get Him in Your Lineup” article while his mouth is full from just taking a big bite of his Chipotle burrito, and undoubtedly spills his Red Bull all over his keyboard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kevin is the man, love to hang with him

      None…Trent

  42. steve stevenson says:
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    SON loves Lucchesi v PIT and hates Porcello v HOU tonight. In an 8×8 H2H where it’s tight in W, L, ER and K but I have a healthy lead in WHIP, are you starting either?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. TJ says:
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    Grey, I have the 1 waiver in my NL only league. Do I go Rodgers or Riley?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Love Ridgers upside but might go Riley in NL. He’s the safer bet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. call me el jefe says:
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    Seems as though the Streamonator is not usually kind to Eflin – it didn’t like his start against KC either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robots ruin everything

  45. kilkennybrian says:
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    Well? Gallo or Harper? You didn’t answer the self asked question!

    To input, I feel like Gallo has arrived and is here to stay. His plate discipline SHOULDNT lead to a ridiculous slump and he seems much improved as a regular hitter (apart from power)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  46. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Riley or Justin Turner at 3B moving forward?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t liked Turner in a few years

  47. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Lose Muncy for Vogelbach or hold?

    Happy Friday amigo!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh think I’d hold

      • ryanoger says:
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        What about Braun or Muncy?

        Thanks DT

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • ryanoger says:
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        Braun or Muncy?

        thanks grey

  48. Trickrey says:
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    Would you add Riley and drop Eloy in a 10 tm 6×6 OPS league? I’ve kept Eloy on my bench as i’be been using IL spot for Glasnow

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah, other options?

      • Trickrey says:
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        Would you drop either Chavis or Brendan Rodgers for Riley? Don’t have too many drop options being a 10 teamer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  49. Need2Know says:
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    Castellanos or Franimal ROS? – 10 team 5×5

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I want Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. Pat says:
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    Too many rookies too few spots. Do you see anybody I should drop to add Austin Riley? Assuming that Austin Riley will also get OF eligibility in a week or so.

    12 tm 5×5 OBP
    C – Castro
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Albies
    3b – Bryant (also OF eligible)
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench – Luke Voit (maybe? he’s my 3rd 1st basemen), Brendan Rodgers, Michael Chavis (3b/2b)

    • Pat says:
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      I could also drop Martin Perez or Giolito but don’t love the thought of having 4 bench bats. Carrying 3 already seems like a lot to me.

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Trade two bats for an arm upgrade

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      Random Yahoo Question:

      I have had a trade pending since Wednesday that will go through tomorrow morning, my Conforto and Strahm for his Benintendi and Minter.

      I also have Trea Turner coming off the IL tonight and am thus wondering if the trade will process. I’m fully planning on dropping Minter tomorrow ASAP, but want to make sure that the trade doesn’t disappear or anything because of invalid rosters. Does the roster restriction on adding someone when you have a non IL guy in your IL apply when making trades or just pickups?

      Any help appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  51. pinkman says:
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    Happy Friday Grey & DT!

    A. Drop Aledmys for Ronald Guzman in my 15-team AL Only with 5×5 Roto?
    B. If yes, how much do I bid on him if my remaining budget is $21? $1 or $0?
    C. Drop Goodrum for Profar in my 10-team AL only with 9×9 Roto?
    D. Have an excellent weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Hmm, I’d prolly hold for now C. Sure D. You too!

  52. Jaca says:
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    Mornin Grey/DT!

    Couple Q’s heading into the weekend:

    Yahoo 12 team roto 5×5(avg)

    1). Some dunce got impatient and dropped Wheeler last night. I would really, really prefer to drop a bench bat for him, although I think you may recommend I drop a pitcher. So who would you drop for Wheeler, and if it had to be a bat who would it be?

    I dont mind dropping a bat that might need to be “owned”, as Aguilar, Carlos Santana, Riley, Hiura, Rodgers, Ohtani, Chavis, Eloy, Mazara, Myers are all free agents (major fomo not owning any of these call-ups)

    2). I was Greyzing yesterdays comments and it appears you have Lucroy over Castro, is this still your take? I had Alfaro, dropped him last night for Lucroy over Castro, Castro homers = microcosm of fantasy baseball (aka Alfaro will homer tonight)

    3). I know you love Ohtani questions but I am wrong to think you are low on him? His numbers last year in just over 300AB were great and I feel like he should be owned, but I never really see you favoring him in comments..again i could be totally wrong on ur take on him, just basing off what ive seen. Anyone you would drop for him?

    my team:
    Lucroy
    Voit
    Villar
    Mondesi
    Baez
    Rosario
    Domingo
    Dahl
    Puig
    Senzel
    Franny (who was being Franny last night)
    Tatis Jr. (who is on my bench, not IL)

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

    Thanks Grey/DT!! always appreciative of what yall do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pressly if this is non-Holds league or Weaver if Holds league 2. Flip a coin 3. You have no one to drop

      • Jaca says:
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        sounds good, thanks Grey have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Lose Villar for Chavis.
      5×5 with no Holds cat, lose Pressly for Wheeler.
      Lose Clevinger, move Tatis to IL, pick up Riley

  53. Brennan Cassidy says:
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    Great writeup as always!

    Top three ROS options in order between Nicky Lopez, Aledmys Diaz, Kole Calhoun, and bum Daniel Murphy? Pretty solid everywhere but steals is lowest cat (8th/12)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy, Lopez, Kole

      • Brennan Cassidy says:
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        Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. Paul says:
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    I was friends with a Trevor Bauer in college and he was a giant douche too. Maybe it’s the name. Anyone out there know a Trevor Bauer who ISN’T a giant douche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  55. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Graduating law school today! Feels pretty surreal since I’ve been reading and commenting here since I was in undergrad.

    With Maeda headed to IL, is Stripling a must add for now? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome, man! Congrats! I hope your username means you’re gonna be like My Cousin Vinny

      Add Stripling

      • M says:
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        No chance Urias gets the spot start once he’s off administrative leave next week (usually mlb takes a while to deliberate)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems doubtful

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Welcome to the club!

  56. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE:

    I’m 6-0 but having a terrrrible week :

    Who to start:

    1.) Luchessi vs Pirates? (6 innings please)
    2.) Flaherty @ Texas? (bad feeling)
    3.) Lester @ Washington?
    4.) Snell @ NYY? (yes he’s my best pitcher)

    Appreciate ya!

    • William Hung says:
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      I’m 4-0-2 and having a terrible week too… my offense is completely offensive with a 30% k-rate (we count Ks for batters) and no R/HR/RBIs… just awful.

      To make matters worse, my oppo picked up Austin Riley after I sniped Hiura from everyone – just a not good, very bad week for my team. Hoping these next 3 days gives me some positive results finally

      • hebrew hammer says:
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        Maeda who had 36.5 points this week hitting IR doesn’t help anybody.

        Hitters cold. I should be happy at 6-0, but I’m annoyed lol

        • William Hung says:
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          seems your team and my team are hanging out at the bar – my current struggling team is:

          C- Contreras
          1B- Bellinger
          2B- Mondesi
          3B- Senzel (had Shaw)
          SS- Lindor
          OF- Betts, Benintendi, Dahl
          UTIL- Story
          B- Hiura

          the biggest culprits right now are: Benintendi and Dahl – Beni cause he was supposed to not strike out so damn much and Dahl because of the Ks as well as he’s been an overall bum since coming back from his injury – i’m officially putting him on notice in this series against the Phillies.

          I really thought these bats would be limiting the Ks, but right now they are striking out about 30% of the time – including a robust 15 Ks on Monday in 30 ABs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all 4

      • hebrew hammer says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • hebrew hammer says:
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        Well i only have three SP left for week.

        Start Luchessi today, Lester/Snell tomorrow, sit Flaherty Sunday?

        Or sit Luchessi today, Lester/Snell then Flaherty Sunday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lester/Snell then Flaherty Sunday

          • hebrew hammer says:
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            Have a good weekend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  57. Sam says:
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    Buxton for yandy Diaz? I get bux

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  58. Justin Ralph says:
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    Props to Streamonator for loving Lance Lynn yesterday. I streamed him and felt terrible about it before the game. Once again the robot was right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  59. Mookiewilson says:
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    Drop Marco Gonzales for Bassitt? 16 team roto where Marco is my 6th starter and although he has been good I have benched him for his last 3 starts.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  60. William Hung says:
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    Are we starting Fried v. MIL & Martin Perez @ SEA today?

    I need Ws and a lower than 3.75 ERA

    • William Hung says:
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      or do i drop Perez to stream Lucchesi?

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        Keep Perez, Lucchesi sucks. Fried could blow up on your but you gotta start him, I’d definitely start martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Fried/Martin

  61. Ty says:
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    Is McCutchen as washed as Cano? Drop both for a hotter hitter or a recent call-up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano seems washed

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Sure, depending on who is available.

  62. Chisoxx22 says:
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    10 team h2h. Chavis for hicks. I could use OF depth till Stanton comes back, if he does,but trade analyzer doesn’t love non proven guys too much. Great write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  63. JC says:
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    With Trea back, looking to move Nicky Lopez. I have Albies and Segura in a 12 teamer. No room for him.. Need an OF. Would you trade him for Franmil, A Jones, Mazara (all the above?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All the above, Mazara before Jones

  64. Batman says:
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    Trade Robbie Ray for Yordan Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  65. sturock578 says:
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    in a shallow 8 team league with 12 man bench drop mazara for Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  66. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Springer to get Bauer or Cole?

    Current starters: G Marquez, Morton, Kikuchi, Giolito, then glasnow/taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  67. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Started the weekend early on my second Bloody Mary contemplating trolling the puppy kicking Kimbrella on twitter-

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      On to Makers Mark 46- looking to crow-hop flaming dog poo on Kimbrellas front door.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bash him some for me!

  68. Robert Schroeder says:
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    I am rich in offense w Bellinger, Yelich, Springer & Baez etc in 15 man league but desperate for saves. Would you trade Suarez for Iglesias & Kyle Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want better

  69. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Currently have Greg Polanco. Would you drop him for one of these OF: Tapia; Wil Myers; Renfro; or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t he homer last night? Meh

  70. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    In a 12 team OPS league, can you rank Muncy, Dozier, Vogelbach and Aguilar?

    Also, Hicks or Tapia ROS?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did rank them

      Hicks

      • J-Money says:
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        Thanks homie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. QSadness says:
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    So 1/4 through the season and I’m sitting in 3rd in my main league (Yahoo 12-team roto 6×6: R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OPS; W/K/ERA/WHIP/SV+H/QS). 1st/2nd aren’t so far ahead, but neither are 4-8 so far behind, so I’m wondering if now is the time to make a trade.

    I’m 5th or better in all hitting categories and within reach of more, so not so worried about bats. However my pitching is a mixed bag: I’m great on W and SV+H, but mediocre on K and WHIP, poor on ERA (4.14 today), and dead last in QS (19; leader at 39 but avg ~27).

    Is it time to trade for SP help? This is also a keeper league (keep 3), so I can trade draft picks rd 4-25 and not have to give up hitting. In the past I’ve been able to trade a round 9-12ish pick for decent pitchers, but Arenado went for rd7/17 this season, so I feel like the league might be undervaluing things…

    The bottom 4 teams are farther back than the pack and have SP the likes of: Stroman, Boyd, Scherzer, Arrieta, Wheeler, D German, Strahm, Morton, Kershaw, Snell, Beuhler.

    The best wire SP (based on season stats) are: Teheran, Gray, Cashner, Leake, Lynn, Waino, Urena, Keller, Richards

    My current team: (start 3SP, 2RP, 4P; C,1B,2B,3B,SS,3OF,2 Util, +6 total bench)

    SP: M Perez, M Gonzales, Marquez, Ed-Rod, Gibson, Porcello
    RP: Holland, Iglesias, Gant, Stephenson, Beeks, Buttrey, Pressly, Walden

    C: Vazquez
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Mondesi
    3B: Escobar
    SS: Story
    3 OF: Betts, Acuna, Rosario
    2 Util: Soler, Chavis
    Bn: Hiura

    Thanks for the help throughout the season, looking forward to the PM Buy column

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, trade for arms, those waiver arms are not good outside of streams

      Chavis for any SP from Wheeler to end of your list?

  72. Rafi says:
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    Morning Grey! 14 team k/9 league and my 3rd closer (Alvarado) isn’t closing. The guy with Castillo has a ton of closers and few SPs. Should I see if I can flip shiny coin Corbin Martin for Castillo to hold both TB guys? Hate to use two roster spots for one closer in this three-seat-bench league but tryin to make my team contend. My other SP: flaherty, marquez, musgrove, giolito, turnbull, eikhoff. My pitching stats have been absolute garbage (rotation has been in flux as well) Tell me it’s gonna be ok. see if i can flip an SP (or SP plus Alvarado) for a full time closer instead? That keeps the roster a little more flexible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try it for Castillo

  73. Cheez Whit says:
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    Who is the Boss? Prospect referenced above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s “Who’s the Boss”

  74. Dave Funnell says:
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    Would you start any of the following?

    Richards vs the Mets today?
    Matz @ the Marlins tomorrow?
    Means @ Cleveland tomorrow?

    Pablo getting revenge against the Mets tomorrow would be sweet justice.

    Wilson Ramos dropped in my league….seems like a mistake, no? Can he rebound?

    Mahle a good buy low after his next outing vs the Dodgers? His underlying numbers look promising.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all three

      I’d own Ramos if my catcher was garbage

      Yes on Mahle

  75. Varys says:
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    What do you think of Keller? Trevor Williams left early with an injury last night and the Pirates don’t have many options left for their rotation. Is Keller worth a speculative grab? Is he still a highly regarded arm?

    • Varys says:
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      *Mitch Keller above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re hoping to paint the corners with Keller/Williams?

      If Keller is inserted into rotation, then I’d like him

  76. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team league, start Hamels @WAS?
    Robot hates (-6.1) and he’s facing Mad Max.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems terrible

  77. Launch Angle says:
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    Which rookie to own – Chavis or Rodgers?

    • Launch Angle says:
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      That’s Brendan Rodgers or Chavis

      • Chucky says:
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        Chavis is already doing it and the lineups and ballparks are both plus plus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Buck?

      I’d go Chavis

  78. LG Baseball says:
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    Loved the write up Grey!

    10 team H2H keeper league. Which side:

    Harper, Bryant or Soto, Meadows, Adell

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Soto = Harper; Bryant > Meadows, tho mildly — then extra piece of Adell

      Adell side

  79. Joe Beisbol says:
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    With Conforto getting hurt, I need to add an OF. I’m hopeful I’ll only need to drop one person, assuming Matz comes back from the IL but Conforto goes on it due to concussion. If that’s the case, who is my one drop and who do I add? I’m thinking Schoop, LaStella, Eflin, Matz, and Robles are the unfortunate drop options, though I could try to swing some 2-for-1 trade instead.

    Available OFs: Avisail, C.Taylor, Leury, Mallex, Pence, W.Calhoun

    C – Realmuto; 1B – Voit; 2B – LaStella; SS – Trea; 3B – Suarez; OF – Springer, Conforto (inj.), A.Jones; Util – Schoop; Bench – Rizzo (dtd); IL – Stanton

    SP – Caleb, Castillo, Eflin, Gibson, Quintana, Weave; IL – Matz
    RP – Hicks, Holland, Jackson, Robles, Vazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

      Willie

  80. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Nicky Lopez can hit the baseball, and he seems to have pretty damn good discipline at the plate. Do you think he’s worth a spot on the roster? Playing time seems like it will be there also.

    It’s only been three games, but off the top of your dome, give me a Nicky Lopez comp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Lopez, but he’s a Fletcher type which limits upside

  81. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    What do you think about Albies? I’m freaking out a bit on him. I locked him up to a 3 year contract in the offseason so there’s 2 more years left at 19/yr in my 12 team h2h keeper cats league 6×6 with no CI or MI and 3 OF spots with 2 util. The rest of my team is just fine and there’s guys like chavis available, am I dumb to be thinking get whatever I can for albies as I am concerned he won’t be worth that contract. Although all that needs to happen is they move albies into the 2 spot because dansby blows. Should I try to get whatever I can just to get rid of his contract or just wait it out? Or maybe just wait till he goes on a heater and sell? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What? What’s wrong with him?

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        He just looks awful, swinging at everything. Demoted to 8 in the lineup. I guess I was just hoping you’d tell me to relax and that he’ll work it out. He looks similar if not worse than how he looked in the second half last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  82. JAY001 says:
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    Hey Gray,

    H2H categories 12 team KL.
    Would you trade J. Flaherty for Luke Jackson?

    • William Hung says:
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      hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Hung

  83. Turd Wendell says:
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    Domingod or M. Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      —god

  84. Slappy Jack says:
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    Wheeler the WHIPcreamer.
    I strongly dislike his moderately unattractive face.

    and the day I let Stripling go, Meada gets Pretendonitis gah!

    Chris Bassitt’s next game is in Cleveland, the robots don’t love it -8
    I’m not buying Cleveland being good yet even with Lindor back
    What do you guys think?
    And would you start Bassitt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler’s the worst SOB

      I’d start Bassitt

  85. Paul says:
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    I own lindor and Seager but I can easily play both… was offered Seager for Tanaka should I take that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d take Seager

  86. Cheese says:
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    16 team H2H with OPS, K/9, K/BB

    I give: Eflin and DeJong
    I get: Bieber and (Heyward or Wong)

    1B Jose Abreu
    2B Jonathan Schoop
    SS Paul DeJong
    3B Anthoyny Rendon
    IF Hunter Dozier
    LF Andrew Benintendi
    CF Mike Trout
    RF Joey Gallo
    OF Eddie Rosario
    Util CJ Cron
    BEN Jorge Soler, Nicky Lopez, Ronald Guzman, Keston Hiura

    SP Luis Castillo, German Marquez, JA Happ, Zach Eflin, Kenta Maeda, Max Fried, Steven Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber, but fair

  87. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    So yesterday Hiura went 0-for-5 with 4 Ks and 7 LOB. One AB in the middle innings had an 3-0 count with bases loaded and then struck out to end the inning… thanks. he’s now 0-for-9 since his first game having 2 hits. Meanwhile, Riley is crushing everything. Go ahead guess which prospect has a 60 hit tool and which has a 40. hahaha.
    Obviously, this means nothing, but as I pointed out Hiura did take a min to catch up to AAA, so it may be a week before he gets settled into MLB level pitching. I think I’ll store him on my bench against non-struggling pitchers until he gets going.

    Btw, I feel like a dumdum, who’s “The Boss”? Are you liking Rodgers more than Hiura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s “Who’s the Boss” — he’s third name on Prospectonator after Vlad and Senzel and before Rodgers

      I like Rodgers better than Hiura

  88. Barry says:
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    Hello,

    12 Team 6×6 H2H QS

    Not sure if it has been commented on yet, but I have Leclerc and hoping he reclaims the closer role at some point. Start him today and hope for a few K’s or bench him because of the ratios risk?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench him until he gets another save

      • Barry says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. uncle ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. This is my team from a offense perspective. Little perplexed on what to do or not do. I was offered Rizzo for my Soto which looks like a good deal.problem is I don’t want to roster three 1st baseman. I know Bryant has of eligibility and Escobar has 3rd so if I trade Soto I still have 6 outfielders. please give me your opinion. Thank you 1b Abreu 2b LaStella (3b,2b) 3rd Bryant (3b,of) ss Lindor 2b/ss Turner 1b/3b Goldschmidt of Trout of Acuna of Betts of Blackmon of Soto utl Rosario bench Escobar (ss/3b) bench Hiura 2b

    • uncle ernie says:
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      Sorry it started out in columns but ended up like this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My opinion is same as yours, don’t roster 3 1st basemen — Trade Soto for a piece you need if you want to trade him

  90. Llango says:
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    Best prospect to own in order – B.Rodgers, Alvarez, Hiura, Riley, Verdugo?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Rodgers, Riley, Hiura, Verdugo, Alvarez……assuming Rodgers is up to stay and gets regular play time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers/Riley

  91. Vash says:
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    The White SOx have a prospectt not a joke, Danny Mendick.

    Is Mendick a decent prospect to stash? He seem to be pacing a 25hr-30sb plus season in the minors. Any insight on ahem…Mendick?

    I see no reason for the Sox no to bring him up unless Yolmer Sanchez is that good and I am missing something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Mendick in your pants, Vash!

  92. Matty says:
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    Peraza and Odor tried for the double banana in the tailpipe on me- they’re both slated to go on my dynasty league’s Saturday night waivers.
    In a dynasty I plan to lose at least one of them for La Stella, Nicky Lopez, or Fletcher (in that order, depending on bids, etc.), that’s the right call, right?
    Similarly; lose Bader for Tapia, Leury, Soler, or Mercado, or hold?
    I’m going to sit on Folty for another week, just in case I can wring some trade value out of him, but he’s also not quite right.
    Looking forward to the afternoon installment.
    Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds fine, lose Peraza 1st

      Bader for Soler

      Sit Folty until he pitches well, not just this week

      You too!

  93. letsgobravos says:
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    I drafted 8th this year. After 7 picks, Yelich was still on the board. Guy waited the full 90 seconds and then drafted him. Who did I pick? Jo Ram. Somehow my team still leads the league in homers (I hit on some later round picks like Gallo) , but damn, that one move made my season so much tougher.

    Speaking of Gallo, is he a sell high candidate? I expect him to keep hitting homers, but should we also expect his average to head back into the low 200s? My offense is loaded, but he’s the only batter that is drawing a lot of trade interest. What level of pitcher would I need to get in return for him? Would Snell be sufficient or do I need to aim higher?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      After 6 picks above***

      • letsgobravos says:
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        Also, follow up. Would selling low on Jo-Ram make more sense? I don’t have another 2b, but I could try to offer him for a 2b who is performing reasonably well and a higher end pitcher.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you can get for Jo-Ram

          • letsgobravos says:
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            Thanks. Should have thrown out some options. Would you take Snell for him?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, I don’t own Yelich anywhere and it’s killing me

      Gallo looks solid, top 30-50 bat — I would take Snell tho, he’s a top 5 arm

  94. Cohen says:
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    Grey, better streamer
    Fried at home vs Mil or
    Giolito at home vs Tor
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  95. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Are you hanging on to Ender at this point in a 14 team 5×5 roto league? Not much out there to add other than Kendrick or Cano (off waivers). Are you adding either of them for Ender?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Ender

      Cano

  96. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Friday!!!

    Desperate for saves; would you drop Leclerc for either Cishek or Robles?

    Other RP’s are: Iglesias & Osuna (can only have 3x RP’s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Cishek

  97. Joey T says:
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    Got offered a trade and I’m in need of a second opinion. I’m in 4th place in a keeper roto league and currently in last in steals and near the top in all pitching. I inquired about Jose Ramirez thinking I can buy low. The offers I got were clevenger or glasnow for Ramirez. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re shipping Clevinger for Jo-Ram? Yes, in a second

  98. Matt says:
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    5×5 14-team OBP League:

    C Realmuto
    1B Rizzo
    2B Chavis (also eligible at 3B)
    SS Corey Seager
    3B Matt Carpenter (also eligible at 2B)
    OF Mike Trout
    OF Gregory Polanco
    OF Austin Meadows
    UTIL Wil Myers
    UTIL Keston Hiura
    BENCH Miguel Sano
    BENCH Christian Walker
    NA Brendan Rodgers
    DL Justin Upton

    P Blake Treinen
    P Sean Doolittle
    P Hector Neris
    P Steve Cishek
    P Jacob deGrom
    P Patrick Corbin
    P Tyler Skaggs
    P Pablo Lopez
    P Miles Mikolas
    BENCH Marco Gonzales (perhaps to be used as a streaming position)
    DL Tyler Glasnow

    How the heck do I make room for Rodgers?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Lose Skaggs or Walker for Rodgers. Stream Marco’s spot if there are any decent options out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with B

    • Cram It says:
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      There’s like 6 guys I would drop for him.

  99. Mario says:
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    Great write up, per norm. All things equal, how do you rank the following ROS:

    Muncy
    Yordan
    Mallex
    Olson
    Conforto
    C Seager
    Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Muncy, Conforto, Olson

  100. Ryan says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a points keeper league. I was offered Sexy Dr. Pepper and Judge for Betts. Who knows when Judge is back, but I’d get to keep Judge in the 11th and Soto in the 12th vs Betts in the 2nd. Would you still do this being unsure when Judge comes back?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Keep Mookie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with B

      • Ryan Horner says:
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        Was also offered Arenado/Paddack for Mookie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  101. Dillon says:
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    I traded Soroka and Peacock for Nola and Keuchel in a redraft. Did I overpay?

    Also, is Keuchel worth holding onto? I have a big lead so I can afford the stash. Just wondering if the stash is worth it?

    Lastly, may be able to flip Nola and Dahl for Degrom. Do it?

    Thanks as always!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      If you just traded for him, hold Keuchel for now. In a redraft thats not a bad deal.

      I would definitely do Nola and Dahl for Degrom if you have someone to fill the open OF spot.

      • Dillon says:
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        My OF is Domingo, Pham, and Franmil with Mondesi, Chapman, and Chavis in my UTIL so Dahl is just clogging a bench spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great, I don’t like Keuchel even if he has a team — is what it is now

      Take deGrom

      • Dillon says:
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        Keuchel was more of a throw in. I don’t love him either, just wondering if he’s worth holding with the amateur draft around the corner and him likely signing soon.

        I love soroka but aren’t you worried about an IP cap? He threw a total of 55 IP last year and ended the season with the shoulder injury. No way he goes past 120 this year right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed on Soroka, still don’t like Keuchel

  102. Brett says:
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    There’s a team in my league that offered me a trade for Castellanos in the past, ( giving me D. Murphy and J. Martinez) which I declined..

    Think I should package him and Tim Anderson for either..

    Bryant, rizzo, Tatis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either 1st two… Reverse order

  103. William Hung says:
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    As a Dahl owner, I am looking forward to today’s Buy/Sell, also prayer circle for Trevor Story playing tonight – my team needs his bat at CBP – apparently him and Charlie Blackmon are amazing in their careers there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prayers for Story and Rodgers both in lineup

      • William Hung says:
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        Just a heads up – i’ll probably be asking if I should drop Dahl for any of your buy’s today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  104. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    Assuming b rodgers plays 2b howd you rank these guys in 10×6 h2h category league? Crazy to feel like lopez will end up the kost productive due to bein sammies bw mondesi and whit? Stanks!

    B rodgers
    K uehere or whatevs
    M chavis
    N lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis, Rodgers

      • William Hung says:
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        Prayers to Hiura being able to hit a major league fastball through this 3 game series with the Braves – it would be just my luck for him to have a monster game tonight against Fried

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  105. Leon says:
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    18 man deep 7×7.. Pick for NA players to stash from this list please.

    Mountcastle, Alvarez, Hampson, Biggio, Kieboom, Gallen, Mitch keller, Urias
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Alvarez, Mountcastle, Keller

      • Leon says:
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        you think urias will be out all season? or he is just tainted because of what he just didand you want nothing to do with him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My guess is at least a few months unless charges are dropped quickly, but he’ll still get suspended for at least a month

  106. Leon says:
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    pick four*

  107. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If I own Fletcher, Nicky Lopez is basically the same asset, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  108. JC says:
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    Ramos and Nicky for Senzel. He needs a catcher. Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  109. erad says:
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    This Gallo or Harper talk is interesting – you think Gallo is going to be in the top 30 next year if he keeps this up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

      • erad says:
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        Very interesting my mustachio’d over the internet friend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Verrrrrrry interesting, even

  110. Bob's Burgatory says:
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    I have Dahl and Alvarado, should I drop either for Ryan Braun or David Vogelbach?

    Dahl is now batting 7th and striking out a third of the time where as Braun is homering and stealing bases (though has a high GB rate) and Vogelbach gets homers and walks.

    Alvarado hasn’t have a save in over a month.

    I’m in a categories league so homers, stolen bases, and saves are needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado for Vogel is fine

      • Bob's Burgatory says:
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        Thanks :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. Justice Soto Major says:
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    Totally crazy to offer Soto for Riley. Do you see Soto adjusting to all the offspeed junk hes getting this season?

  112. Omar says:
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    10 team WeeklyCats 6×5 – Standard + OPS
    A: JoRam / Tatis
    B: Trea Turner / Moncada

    All players rosterable thru 2020. Which side?

  113. Justice Soto Major says:
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    Totally crazy to offer Soto for Riley? Do you see Soto adjusting to all the offspeed junk hes getting this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, crazy

  114. 183414 says:
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    Vogelbach for Smoak ? Think it might be a panic move.
    Also have Healy, but I kind of need the 1b/3b coverage. Concerned that Vogel will regress (which he’s kind of started to), and Smoak wakes up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

  115. John says:
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    Top 2…

    Quintana, strahm, yu, gallen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  116. rhodyballer says:
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    Happ or Franmil in a vacuum ROS (12-team roto)

    Thx G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  117. John says:
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    Trade Tim Anderson and H. Dozier for Whit Merrifield.. Sound fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  118. Omar says:
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    10 team WeeklyCats 6×5 – Standard + OPS
    A: JoRam / Tatis
    B: Trea Turner / Moncada

    All players rosterable thru 2020. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  119. Yoo says:
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    Rodgers over Eloy or Ohtani? Perhaps Dahl even?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ohtani

  120. Ryan says:
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    In my 14 team? dynasty league I currently have hunter dozier and I’m concerned about his future outlook. I’m thinking of trading albies f?or rendon. ?Should I make this deal or look to trade someone else?

    C Danny Jansen
    1B Pete Alonso
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Hunter dozier
    Rf Bryce Harper
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto
    Util Jonathan Villar
    Bn Garrett Hampson
    Bn Jesus Aguilar
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Vidal Brujan
    Na Joey Bart

    Sp Julio Urias
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Hyun Jin Ryu
    Rp Josh Hader
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden
    P Nick Anderson
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn John Means
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Na Jesus Luzardo
    Na Casey Mize

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Dozier, but I’d take Rendon

  121. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    Trea Turner coming back. Loaded at 1B. Who to drop?
    Y. Diaz, C. Santana, or M. Olsen

    I’m personally leaning C. Santana thinking I can get same production from Olson who dont seem to be affected by his hand surgery…lol

    Also S. Gennett worth an IL stash ROS when he returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Forget Scooter

        • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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          Thank you

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

        • 183414 says:
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          All this talk about all of these rookies being called up, yet Scooter, who has killed it the last 2 years, and will be back in 3 weeks, is not even considered. Well, I picked him up essentially for free, with the belief that he’ll be a huge help for the more than 1/2 the season. With triple digit bids this weekend for Hiura, Rodgers, and Riley, not to mention Lopez, Machado, Calhoun, and Martin, Scooter will turn out to be a huge bargain. I hope so, but he also has a major league track record. Surrounded by Senzel and Suarez, I think Gennett should not be forgotten. Much like Didi shouldn’t be forgotten.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            True

  122. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! 10 team mixed 5×5 roto questions for ya, lowercase yay!

    1) CJ Cron….picked him up a week or so ago as a batty call and havent been able to drop him. Hot schomotato or is he a potential hold even in shallow 10 teamer?

    2) With Maeda going to the IL, in a vacuum, should we be picking up Stripling?

    3) Tough question, not sure anyone seems to know what to do, but Julio Urias was dropped in my keeper league, a league where we have deep benches and most top prospects are rostered. Despite how we feel about him as a human, is he a must add in a keeper format?

    4) Please rank for me: Mazara, Soler, Pence, Cron, Vogelbach

    5) Have a great weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Sure 3. Add 4. Soler, Mazara, Cron 5. You too!

  123. Johnson says:
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    What are your thoughts on punting saves in a 5X5 w/ QS?

    I have Leclerc, Alvarado and Neris which hasn’t netted me a save in 2 weeks. Thinking of dropping Leclerc for Gallen, trading Neris and keeping Alvarado for ratios. My SP is plenty and fairly strong so I think I can focus on locking up up Ks and QS. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those moves work for me

  124. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Time to drop Archer in exchange to pick up B Rodg?

    SP Staff 8×8 10 team QS + H + SV, no Wins: Boyd, Stras, Quintana, Buehler, Bauer, Eflin, Stroman, Archer
    RP: Iglesias, Castillo, Stammen, Pressly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thx Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Don’t need another hitter but i love the upside guys as you can see below lol. I run no catcher and am undefeated.

      C – none
      1B – Alonso
      2B – J Ram
      3B – Bregs
      SS – Dejong
      OF- Acuna, Soto, Gallo
      UTIL – Domingod, Senzel

      BN- Ed Rosario, Dahl, Chapman, Tatis

  125. JP says:
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    Have a glut of hitters and need to drop one, who would you keep of these?

    F. Reyes, G. Polanco, A. Hicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

      • JP says:
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        Sorry, I should have clarified, who would you keep between Polanco and Reyes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franmil

  126. Thundergunn says:
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    Chavis and Bassit for Muncy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  127. James Bolger says:
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    Would you drop Dahl to pick up Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  128. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Amad Rosario or Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  129. Harley Earl says:
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    One major change regarding Segura yesterday you didn’t mention.

    Segura’s counting stats has basically been monkey schitt all season while batting in front of Bryce Harper. However, the Phillies bumped Harper to No. 2 in their batting order yesterday and moved Segura down to No. 3.

    I’ll be interested to see if this was just a spur of the moment, wildass-hair decision or if the Phillies will keep Segura in the 3-hole for an extended amount of time. If they leave him there, I would expect his counting stats to rise significantly with Harper holding a .365 on-base percentage. BUY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy indeed

      • 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.

  130. Grey

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

  131. kilkennybrian says:
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    Rank these, 6×6 with OPS
    Harper, Rendon, Benintendi, KDavis

    Also these
    AHicks, Jo-Ma, DSmith Jr., Braun, GPolanco

  132. Joey says:
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    Can u rank these minor leaguers

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

    WHO WILL HAVE IMPACT THIS YEAR BUT WE CAN KEEP FOR NEXT e years.

  133. Joey says:
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    Can u rank these minor leaguers

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

    WHO WILL HAVE IMPACT THIS YEAR BUT WE CAN KEEP FOR NEXT e years.

    • Grey

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

    • Joey says:
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      Oh its an NL leagie 5×5 n im in it for this year but have room to stash 1-2 for next year)

      Is gore or sixto that special

      Have feeling Gorman is?

  134. Grey

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

  135. Gary Z says:
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    Hey Grey & DT!

    Just got back from Jamaica…you have followers there now! YA MON!!!! I informed them that the worlds best fantasy site is Razzball and it isn’t close!!!

    Back to business…27/100 pickups used, is Daniel Murphy worth holding onto? I could slide Dee Gordon at 2B and pickup Franmil , Cron, Rodgers for OF or Util…thoughts??

    Thanks and keep crushing it!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gary Z, you’re the best for spreading the word to the great island nation of Jamaica

      I’d hold Murphy and play him in Coors, if nowhere else

      • Gary Z says:
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        Grey- No problem! Thanks for the advice as always!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  136. Grey

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

  137. 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!!!

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