There’s no greater compliment I can give a player than I wish I owned him in every league.  Okay, maybe a higher compliment is I wish he’d married my mom and been my dad, but then he’d be old and I wouldn’t be able to own him in every league, unless he married her when I was, like, 20 and he was three years old, but then I’d sorta be like his dad, but I would have to call him dad and that would be confusing, what would I call him, “Lil’ Dad?”  “Half Pops?”  “Daddy Little Jeans?”  And if Daddy Little Jeans were my dad and I owned him in fantasy and he had a bad game, then dinner would be awkward.  “Hey, Daddy Little Jeans, you can’t get a hit off a Marlins pitcher?  You’re useless, and my mom wants a divorce!”  So, in conclusion, it’s best if I say I want to own a player vs. have him be my dad.  Seriously, though, Bryce Harper (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with his 8th homer, hitting .315) could be finally putting up that 45/15/.320 season we’ve all been dreaming about, and headed for a $750 million pay day with the Yanks (after holding out for three months into the season).

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam EatonNats are optimistic Eaton can return on Friday.  Nats manager David Martinez said, “As long as Eaton doesn’t fall and hurt himself inside the bubble where we are housing him, he’ll be a-okay.”

Jeremy Hellickson – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER in his 1st start.  Hellickson bumps Cole from the rotation.  Figured if Cole was getting replaced it would’ve been by Soler.

Ryan Madson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the 2nd save.  I’m hoping this is an early season anomaly, but somehow Madson has as many saves as Doolittle, even though Doolittle (apt!) is presumably the closer.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .356.  Asdrubal’s been my hottest hitter on one team.  Boy, does that team suck!

Jacob deGrom – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Yesterday, I said Syndergaard is a 2.75-ish ERA guy with boku Ks.  DeGrom?  He’s a 3.20 ERA guy with boku Ks.  Boku is not the guy who played Mike Milligan on the 2nd season of Fargo, by the way.

Wil Myers – Aiming to return on Friday, and will start a rehab assignment today at High-A Lake Elsinore from Lemony Snicket.

Christian Villanueva – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .333.  Nope, I have no idea why you haven’t picked him up either.  Fear of success?

Matt Kemp – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, then he was lifted in the 5th because someone said, “Matt’s up,” and Dave Roberts heard, “Matchups.”

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a grand salami in the 9th inning.  Mean’s while, Stan Gable is licking a pie tin with Austin Barnes’ face.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  I wonder if it’s too late to email my league and say I nominated Ryu and not Yu.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .351.  Yeah, but Giancarlo walked once!  I mean, c’mon!  In a 12-run game, that’s gotta be something, right?

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers, hitting .327.  You’re not completely wrong to think you would’ve been better drafting Didi over Giancarlo.  You would’ve been better off drafting Joe Panik over Giancarlo.  Speaking of Panik… Please, Giancarlo, don’t make me cry (more).

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .185.  Wow, he’s hitting for a worse average than Giancarlo, or what’s more believable at this point is some of Giancarlo’s strikeouts are being charged to Sanchez.

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  This game was against the Marlins, and the Vegas line was -280, which means they expected the Marlins to score negative 280 runs, so Severino kinda got rocked.

George Springer – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Someone’s in playoff mode!

Dallas Keuchel – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.52 vs. James Paxton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.57.  This was a matchup designed in the Fantasy Labs of Norway to prove why Quality Start leagues are better.  Stop trying to infiltrate our society with your Quality Starts and umlauts!

Reynaldo Lopez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 1.42.  He’s faced the Tigers, Jays and A’s — oh my!  His next start vs. the Astros will be the first time we’ll see if he’s getting by on matchups or if this is legit.  Like a teamster, I’m leaning on the latter, but we’ll see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Josh Harrison – Out for six weeks due to a fractured hand.  William Henry Harrison lasted longer.  Adam Frazier will likely see an increase in playing time, which is good for NL-Only, but with his 7/12/.270 profile even over 162 games there’s not a whole lot here.  Though, I do like how Frazier puts up title cards between at-bats.

German Marquez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  I was eying German Marquez this preseason.  Not simply because he sounds like he fleed to Argentina from Nazi Germany with the original Mona Lisa.  “I call this Mona…Robinson, after the character on Who’s the Boss?”  That’s German trying to divert attention.  Any hoo!  In the preseason, he was one of those guys I was looking at in NL-Only leagues, due to a 95 MPH fastball, and a low-8 K/9 and 4.15 ERA potential.  Still samesies, but not really anything in mixed leagues outside of streams.

Trevor Story – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3), hitting .200.  He’s a three-game hot streak away from being one of the top shortstops in the league.  Hashtag still early.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  *spritzes a black mist into the air*  That’s Chazz Noir, a sweet spray of Blackmon.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  At some point last year, I decided I never wanted to go back in on Teheran, like a character from The Looming Tower, and his xFIP isn’t telling me I’m wrong in that thinking.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .340, as he hits in the three hole.  I can think of better guys for the Phils to hit third, but, if ODB is there, he’s worth owning.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.22, as he was pulled after 85 pitches.  I’d say Kapler is using kid gloves with Nola, but those might be the gloves he wears so only his nuts get tanned when sunbathing.

Luis Castillo – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.96.  *face smooshed against the window, tie hanging outside, trapped in the closed window*  Um, could you re-open the Buy Low window on Castillo?  My tie’s stuck.  *window opens slightly*  Okay, because he gave up a two-run double on his 107th pitch, when he should’ve been out of the game, then the next pitcher gave up two more runs charged to Castillo.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .196.  Reds might be the only team to score ten runs and leave me yawnstipated.  Hey, Billy, ribbies are nice, but get some Taco Bell, we’re here for the runs!

Brent Suter – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.87.  The Stream-o-Nator predicted a start of 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Geez, what a rip!

Jurickson Profar – Left yesterday’s game after a hard slide took him out.  Mat Gamelitis is getting hurt right when you appear to be breaking out, but Jurickson’s Syndrome appears to be getting hurt right when you actually get playing time.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .311.  Racist!  I wrote a sleeper post for Mazara this offseason, I know, we’re a full 15 games into the season, but it still applies.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .216.  Joey will make you ‘roo the day!

Blake Snell – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 walks), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.95.  I’m super lukewarm on the Rays starters now that they’re in this 4-man rotation, but I did write a Snell sleeper post in the preseason.  Not much has changed since then, except for my dreams of a Night Court reunion.  RIP Harry Anderson.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .232.  Sonavabench!  Trying to piece together offense, and then the only offense I get is on my freakin’ bench.  *lays head on board, Steven Seagal smashes head with his widow’s peak*  Thanks, Mr. Seagal.

Kevin Kiermaier – Out for up to 13 weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb.  I haven’t been so upset about an MLB thumb injury since Bob Horner’s offseason thumb injury from a Christmas pie incident.  Taking over for Kiermaier will be Johnny Field.  Too bad Billy Batts was whacked.

   
  1. Bananafactory says:
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    Do you like Wheeler or Pivetta more?

    Lose Andujar for either?

    Also I have a logjam at OF in my dynasty. Stanton/Harper/Mazara/Pollock/Rosario/Cordero/M Taylor… and Ohtani batter as Util spot. I need a 3B or IF. Who is the most expendable from that list of OF and/or what kind of talent should I try to add from my strength at OF?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bananafactory: Trade any of Pollock on down for whoever nets you the best return.

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Bananafactory: Pivetta is this year’s Robbie Ray

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Cram It: freaky Friday

        • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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          @Cram It: time is a flat circle

  2. SWAT290 says:
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    What’s the deal with Giles? He’s getting skipped over in obvious save situations. Rosterresource has him, Peacock, and Devenski designated as closers. If this is a committee is he worth holding on to in a sv+h league? Thanks!!

  3. CrazyJ says:
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    Man I crushed hard on Markie Post… RIP Harry

    That thing you said about Roberts and match-ups… that’s funny, even if it’s not.

    I’m all-in on Castillo which is good because it can’t get any worse. It can’t get any worse, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CrazyJ: Castillo was fine, he gave up 4 runs, and two weren’t even off him, and two were last pitch he threw, obviously tired

  4. TheMadBatter says:
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    Yo! Would you hold Ryu in a QS 12 man league? I have Rizzo coming off the DL and I need to drop someone. Current candidates for a drop are Rosario, Ryu, Chirinos and Moran. If I drop Moran, my 3B slot would be empty until Torenado comes back. My opponent’s pitching staff is loaded this week and I’m not sure if Ryu is a good start against Washington even if SoN loves him.

    Thanks!

    • TheMadBatter says:
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      @TheMadBatter: unless, you consider Ryu to be more than just a streamer until he shows us otherwise.

      • Robpopp says:
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        @TheMadBatter:
        3.40/1.25, 7.8 k/9 in MLB ~ 5 years
        2.80/1.15, 8.8 k/9 in KBO ~ 7 years

        Ryu has been more than a streamer his entire career. He’s the Korean Zissou

    • Packers says:
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      @TheMadBatter: Which Rosario? We can’t see your team.

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. I was as upset as you about Kiermaier’s injury as when…(everyone else finish the sentence)

    Sammy Sosa went on the DL (back) after he sneezed.

    b. Are you starting Yonny tonight if you owned him in a standard RCL (5X5) AND you were desperate to improve your pitching stats – ERA, WHIP and Ks (ah, hell, Wins too but you can’t chase wins)?

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 17

    The report of my death was an exaggeration.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. Yeah C. Wow, had no idea he was the one behind some of these

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        Thanks, man! I’ve always been a big fan of Mark Twain. The characters he describes and the way he describes them make them so lovable.

        Would you start Trevor Williams and McCullers in that same RCL where I’m chasing ERA, Ks, WHIP and Wins?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, these quotes are awesome… I’m starting both

  6. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    Drop an RP or SP to stream 1 of the following or hold?

    – Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Nationals
    – Trevor Williams vs Rockies, @ Phillies
    – Chad Bettis @ Pirates, vs Padres

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    DL: Jake Lamb

    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    P: Hector Neris
    SP: Clayton Kershaw
    SP: Max Scherzer
    Bench: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks as always!

  7. TTRA1N says:
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    I dropped Villanueva after 2 games. Then he got hot and I didn’t pick him back up in time. Going to haunt me all season I’m sure.

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    You said it with Castillo – he was absolutely filthy through 6, got a bit tired after 100 pitches, left the game with 2 outs, and was f’d by two RPs who each gave up his inherited runs.

    We need a combo of Kapler and the Reds guy re: when to take out pitchers.

    • Moneyball says:
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      It was a real hoot watching my deGrom + Castillo 1 run in 13 innings change to 7 ER in 14 innings in the span of about 4 minutes.

      the fantasy gods then said “watch what we do to your trevor williams live scoring tomorrow.”

  9. The talented mr. Dope man says:
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    Any thoughts on Renato Nunez? TEX grabbed him from OAK and immediately slid him into left field and batted him 6th. Seems to be a power play there. No more Rua… AL only worthy?

  10. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    Brad Boxberger
    Fernando Rodney
    Shane Greene
    Aroldis Chapman
    Hector Neris

    Drop Rodney, Greene, or Neris for Ryan Madson?

    Thanks!

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Savoy Special: Ryan Madson – R – Nationals
      Ryan Madson earned his second save of the season Monday in the Nationals’ comeback win over the Mets.

      Sean Doolittle had worked back-to-back days and gave up a go-ahead homer to Ian Desmond in the ninth inning of Sunday’s loss to the Rockies, so Nationals manager Davey Martinez opted to go with Madson to close out Monday’s game. Doolittle is still the primary saves man in Washington.
      Related: Sean Doolittle

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: It’s Saves+Holds so yeah…

  11. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well. In a league with very minimal moves and have to be very careful with who I add/drop. That being said I have Michael Taylor and Ryan Zimmerman causing me fits right now. Do you think they will bounce back? I know it’s early. Anyway, a few questions:

    1) how do you rank: pirela, mallex Smith, Michael Taylor, Franchy Cordero, Jed lowrie rest of season for a utility role (could you rank all so I know how to set waivers)
    2) how do you rank: Ryan Zimmerman, maikel Franco, Matt kemp rest of season

    Thank you as always. You’ve been a great help over the years.

    # 1

    • Sandman says:
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      @Sandman:

      I’m going to add Todd Frazier to the second question. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandman: It’s early… 1. Depends on needs… Lowrie, Mallex, Taylor

  12. Doubledown says:
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    In a h2h league, should I drop Happ for Villanueva? Someone also cut Buxton.

      • Doubledown says:
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        @Grey:

        Would be nice if Happ played. Solarte or Happ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happ

  13. kale salad flunkee says:
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    Grey? should I take a chance on McCullers Jr tonight against Seattle???

  14. Gotime says:
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    Castillo… why Reds why?! To borrow off of Antes Mark Twain quotes.. “When ill luck begins, it does not come in sprinkles, but in showers”
    Anyways…. 12tm H2H if you can only keep 2 out of Moncada Puig ODB
    Thanks again!

    • Gotime says:
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      @Gotime: @Gotime: Can also add Gurriel to that mix (redraft not keeper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: Ha, nice… Puig, Gurriel

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: So drop Moncada for Gurriel and not look back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  15. Worm Burner says:
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    Good morning,
    I hate the feeling of missing out. I picked up gleybar Torres and if I scoop up Calhoun Willie it would cost me Kingery, Ian Desmond, or Moncada.
    Who would you drop, if any?
    Redraft league and don’t really care about position eligibility yet.
    Thanks Grey!

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Worm Burner: in a redraft why are you so focused on picking up rookies?

      • Worm Burner says:
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        @Peacecoast:
        I always like selling high any buying low. That’s where most of my fun comes in fantasy. Also the reason I only play redraft, so I can keep my lineup fluid and not cry myself to sleep for multiple years with a missed opportunity!

  16. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey – Nola was pinch hit in top 7th with Phils down 2-1, so I guess that’s a legit move even with good pitch count. A bigger Q – where are Nola’s Ks? Looks like his pitch mix, velocity, batted ball profile are all same as last year… but he’s not missing bats. Is it just early and SSS? Is he being efficient and pitching to contact? Good for him then, but not my fantasy team! Can we get the RB investigative team on this? Gracias amigo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Ah, that does seem fair

  17. SidBreamCreamDreams says:
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    Traded J Abreu, R Osuna, L McCullers for J Votto, L Severino, K Middleton. 10 team H2H. Feel like I got out on McCullers before he inevitably gets hurt or innings cap. What do you think kind sir?

  18. Chris says:
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    Would you drop Rosario for Villanueva in 14 teams, H2H?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: Ahmed, yes. Eddie, no.

  19. EZ says:
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    Mallex Smith or Rosario? And I think it’s time they test Didi

    • EZ says:
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      @EZ: Eddie Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Eddie

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @EZ:

      They random test ALL MLB players during the year. Didi always had this in him, just nee3ded the Bronx to bring out his best!

      • EZ says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: fair enough. I’m just a hater. Most likely because I don’t own him

  20. Sagacious Sally says:
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    NL H2H Weekly Points League. I want to sell high on J-Mart. Take a look at roster and let me know if T. Shaw, C. Dickerson, S. Souza or just hold. Typical scoring, but K’s don’t matter.

    Y, Molina
    C. Santana
    C. Hernandez
    C. Moran
    K. Marte
    L. Cain
    J. Bruce
    D. Peralta
    J. Villar-DH
    J. Bour-DH

    Bench:
    J. Lamb, C. Owings, M. Margot, A. Eaton, J. Alfaro,

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sagacious Sally: “Take a look at roster and let me know if T. Shaw, C. Dickerson, S. Souza or just hold.” Huh?

      • Sagacious Sally says:
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        My apologies for the grammar….it was still pretty early and I hadn’t yet had my coffee. Based on my roster of hitters only, should I sell high on J-Mart for any of the following – or just stay put: Souza, Shaw, C. Dickerson @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw seems fair

          • Sagacious Sally says:
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            Thank you, Grey. Sorry again for the self-inflicted language [email protected]Grey:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  21. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Solarte, Diaz, Arcia, Odor. Please pick Two in order of preference.

    2. Torres just grabbed off the wire…any other MI or CF that you like that might get the call soon?

  22. Kingslayer says:
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    Is Whit Merrifield going to produce anything close to last year? I know it’s #stillearly but….

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Kingslayer: Grey didnt think his power or average would repeat to begin with

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kingslayer: What AL said, but Whit also didn’t even start until May of last year

  23. formrchildmodel says:
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    Oh man. I love the 311 racist reference. Takes me back to middle school lunch table discussions. Yo did you hear Marilyn Manson had his bottom ribs removed?

  24. Baldy says:
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    Love your write ups!!
    I”m in a standard H2H 14 team league. Question was not able to dump wood yet and was wondering if I should start him tonight against SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baldy: Thanks! Yeah, start him

  25. Nightmare! says:
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    Good morning Lord of the Grey!! I was just offered what i think is a no brainer but i wanted to see what you think first.

    12 team h2h cbs points

    Current offense:
    Posey
    Hosmer
    Cano
    Sano
    Trea Turner
    Dickerson
    Stanton
    Betts
    Haniger

    Bench: Eaton

    His Bryce Harper, Joey Votto, and Brian Mcann for my Buster Posey and Stanton.

    I’d have 3 Nats in the lineup lol

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nightmare!: Don’t wait for Grey, Take it before its gone.

  26. crimedog says:
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    Once upon a time I was pissed I dropped Franco and couldn’t pick him back up because I was out of claims. Well the add the following week was the Good Christian, Christian Villanueva. Baseball taketh and baseball giveth. As my favorite philosopher Les Claypool once said “feel the bounce…and all will be right with the world”. I’m feeling the bounce of the Good Christian.

  27. OaktownSteve says:
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    How good do you think Albies will be this year? Top 20? Top 10?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: man that guy is fun to watch play baseball. Top 10 player that can’t keep his helmet on while rounding bases

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Fungazi 2.0:

        He’s got a lot of Altuve in him.

  28. Cram It says:
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    ODB HIT IN THE 3 HOLE LAST YEAR AND A LOTTA GOOD THAT DID HIM!

    Weird how some guys you will forever resent for sinking your team, yet others you will welcome back.

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    Drop Senzel or Calhoun for Villanueva?

    • Andy says:
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      @JC: Also interested in dropping Senzel for Villanueva. Yes or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Calhoun

  30. Jogon says:
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    Pick 3 ros :

    Pivetta
    R. Lopez
    Mikolas
    Wacha
    Fullmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Pivetta
      Mikolas
      Wacha

  31. Willy Mo says:
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    At what point do you call a spade a spade and crown Lord Aaron Judge as king? Hes better than giancarlo stanton at baseball, both offense and defense. Honestly after watching them every single day its not even that close. Judges at bats are just much more sound. Cant wait to see next years razzball aaron judge ranking.

    Another note, the Reds manager is so stupid, castillo should not have started the 7th or at the very least been pulled before he allowed that gapper to the rookie. Still a good start but coulda been great.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: Oh. My. God. Yes, Aaron Judge is the king. Great, great, wonderful. Can you move on now?

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Cram It: you are a huge tool cram, how bout you be objective for once?

        Every single Judge write up has a sarcastic giancarlo reference, like Grey didnt just tell you to sell the best or top 3 player since then in baseball 2 weeks ago. I want some real concessions, not this sarcastic crap.

        And as someone who watchers literally every single one of their at bats its got nothing to do with early or small sample. Judge is picking up right were he left off last september. Im tired of razzball slighting Judge and praising giancarlo.

        In due time it will be self evident, judge will be ranked number 3 or 4 behind only harper, trout and maybe ohtani, and nobody will remeber or care. Sigh :(
        In the preseason i laughed at rizzo being ranked ahead of judge and made a bet with gray about who will finish higher on the razzball player rater 2018, clearly that wont be paid. Judge could miss a month and still outproduce rizzo.

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @Willy Mo: where*

        • Cram It says:
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          @Willy Mo: Who is offended now? You’re tired of one man going against the grain with Judge? That self-deprecating comment about Stanton bothers you? Grey is poking fun at himself. Oh, but it’s not a concession. You want a concession? Who the hell are you? Certainly not the guy that couldn’t go a few days without bringing Judge up again after he said he wouldn’t.

          In due time you say…yet you keep. bringing. it up.

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Cram It: if you watched judge everyday you would rave about him also. I can harldy contain myself!

            • Cram It says:
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              @Willy Mo: That’s cool….we all love players to that extent. But it’s not coming off as raving about Judge as it is shoving it down Grey’s throat that he doesn’t see what you see.

              Now can we get back to the Mets winning?

        • fletch f. fletch says:
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          @Willy Mo: Have you ever noticed how Grey answers everyone’s comments except yours? I can’t speak for him, but from where I am sitting it looks like your need to be acknowledged by Grey as being “right” is wearing thin. We come here for Grey’s advice. We come here for Rudy’s awesome fantasy baseball tools. We come here for the expertise of Ralph, Lance and the other Razzball contributors.

          You may occasionally disagree with Grey’s opinions, and that is okay because no one is always right (sorry Grey). In the case of Judge vs Giancarlo I think there is still more to be seen before we can determine who is better. You can respectfully disagree with some one, but when you constantly beat the same dead horse it appears to me you are trying to show Grey up. Where I am from that is not what respect looks like. I assume you do respect Grey’s opinion, otherwise I am not sure why you keep visiting the site.

          So, why don’t you agree to disagree on this one topic, and move on to being a good commenter?

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Willy Mo: small sample size (that’s what she said)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: Hey that Mets bullpen was amazing last night. Especially Familia.

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Cram It: did familia even have an earned run? Pretty sure mets are still at the top in era, but you already know that you’re a big mets fan.

        • BSA says:
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          @Willy Mo: No earned run for Familia there. Phew!!

  32. Dv says:
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    Faria and nova on waivers 12 team h2h saves/holds

    Drop Mitch Haniger, Zach wheeler, wacha for either?

    C Chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b Bryant
    Ss Peraza
    If moose
    Of Ozuna,benetendi, puig ,Cain
    Util Tim Anderson, Mancini
    Bench Otani (hitter) haniger
    Na senzel

    Sale, Nola, Ohtani (pitcher), Bauer, vv, trev Williams, Wheeler,wacha

    Colome,Bradley, Chirinos, tepera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dv: Nah

  33. C says:
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    Yo Grey —

    Nice stuff today! I have a bunch of recent bats and RP I added due to Yelich, Eaton, and Schoop on the DL in my 12-team 6×6 League (OBP and Holds).

    Which three of the following would you drop as those guys start to come off the DL —

    S. Kingery
    J. Villar
    C. Villanueva
    N. Senzel
    N. Pivetta
    C. Green
    M. Albers

    I’m leaning toward dropping Villar, Green (not really using him), and Albers (although I do have Knebel on my DL and need saves).

    Here’s my squad for reference —

    C – C. Iannetta
    1B – J. Abreu
    2B – S. Kingery (J. Schoop DL)
    3B – T. Shaw
    SS – F. Lindor
    LF – G. Polanco
    CF – J. Villar (C. Yelich on DL)
    RF – G. Stanton
    Util – E. Hosmer
    Util – C. Villanueva
    Bench – N. Senzel
    DL – A. Eaton, C. Yelich, J. Schoop

    S – C. Sale
    S – R. Ray
    S – C. Archer
    S – C. Morton
    S – B. Snell
    S – N. Pivetta
    RP – F. Vasquez
    RP – K. Kela
    RP – A. Bradley
    RP – J. Nicasio
    RP – M. Albers
    Bench – A. Ramos
    Bench – C. Green
    DL – C. Knebel

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C: Sure, those 3 work

  34. Lindorphins says:
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    I’ve been stashing Willie Calhoun, and with Profar going down last night, it seems like it has to be only a matter of time before he’s called up to plug a hole in Rangers lineup.

    However, both Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Kinsler were dropped last night for flavors of the week (Piveta and Lucchesi). Would you scoop up one of these vets in favor of waiting on Calhoun’s upside? For context, I don’t have a backup 1B or 2B and I do have some outfield depth, but it also seems like Calhoun could wind up playing his original position of 2B since the Rangers middle infield depth is so depleted. My only other options to drop for these guys would be Domingo Santana or Puig, neither of whom I want to give up on this early.

    Thanks!

  35. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 5×5 keeper league with OBP instead of AVG: Addison Russell or Andrelton Simmons?

  36. Cole Trickle says:
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    Do you think Aledmys Diaz can recapture his 2016 form? Should I drop Tim Beckham to add Diaz? Thanks!

  37. Phil says:
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    I’m killing it in pitching in my 12-team h2h, but with plenty of viable options on the waiver wire (including Foltyniewicz, Reynaldo, Jaime Garcia, and Chirinos), I wonder if I should deal any for offensive improvements?

    SP: Kluber, Tanaka, Weaver, Bauer, Taillon, A. Sanchez, Manaea
    RP: Iglesias, Middleton, Boxberger, Hand

    OF: JD Martinez, Buxton, Castellanos, Brantley, Margot (DL)
    IF: Barnhart, Bellinger, Jose Ramirez, Rendon, Simmons, Lowrie, Moran, Bird (DL)
    Bench: Senzel, Torres

    • Cram It says:
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      @Phil: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Agree with Cram

  38. msh2404 says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Bour for Villanueva?

    Thanks

  39. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto – 1 yr keeper.

    Give: Bregman, Clevinger, Junis, Shane Greene
    Get: Machado, Bauer, Chad Green

    Can usually strike first on prospective closers, so losing Greene shouldn’t hurt too bad, and the Tigers will probably trade him eventually anyway. My only real concern is that Machado gets dealt to the NL. Got burnt by this last year with JustDong. Kinda willing to take that chance though cause I’m not a huge believer in Bregman at this stage in his career. Am I giving up too much? Thoughts?

  40. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H league. Why are Puig and Mancini still on my team? Dump em for hot schmotatoes or continue to play them and watch my team hit .186 for the week?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    *People like ODB, Mallex, Gardner, Pillar, Kemp, CarGo, Zobrist, Fowler, Rosario, Buxton are available

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: Isn’t your team stacked in an 8-teamer? Why do you need a hot schmotato?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: because people like Puig and Mancini are in my lineup and they’re hot garbage. It doesn’t help that people like Votto haven’t done shizz and Rizzo has been hurt. Oh, and Giancarlo strikes out 3 out of 4 plate appearances. My pitching is stacked, even though I focused on offense in my draft.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: None of those available guys are doing much either, except maybe the first two. And I wouldn’t dump Puig and Mancini for them. Be patient old grasshopper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Mallex if you need speed, over Mancini

  41. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    Start Benintendi vs. Ohtani or bench him for Teoscar who has a double header vs. KC? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Teoscar

  42. Jason says:
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    Drop acuna for villanueva?

  43. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey. Thanks for the morning laugh as always.

    Starting Ohtani vs Boston, and Trevor Williams vs Colorado with confidence today?

    Anyone worth losing for Villanueva?

    C. Cervelli, 1B. Hosmer, 2B. DeeG, 3B. Machado, SS. Gregorius, OF. Trout, OF. Merrifield, OF. Cain, Util. Jose Ramirez, B-Puig,Braun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: I am — You have no one to drop

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Ty!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  44. The_Redd_Mist says:
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    Activating a Rizzo, need to drop Dickerson, Hanley, Mancini, Belt, or Cespedes. Which one to drop?

  45. CA Angels says:
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    Grey –

    Long time reader, first time poster. I have a doozie of a trade I need your guidance on:

    Send
    Ohtani
    Dee Gordon
    C Morton
    Y Molina

    Get
    Jose Altuve
    Chris Archer
    Gattis

    Thanks!

  46. Phil says:
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    Grey, you’re the man! Have to pick three Utl guys to start:

    Mancini vs liriano
    Conforto vs Gonzalez
    Villanueva vs Wood
    Pirela vs wood
    Duvall vs guerra

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Pirela
      Conforto vs Gonzalez
      Villanueva vs Wood

      • Phil says:
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        Thanks! They’re sitting conforto. Makes it easier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Dancin Homer says:
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    Great write up as usual, Grey.

    Got 2 questions:

    1.) Do you think the below is a fair offer, am i giving up too much/ too little, etc… (other team is in dire need of closers)

    I give:
    A. Cabrera
    A. Wood
    Strickland

    I get:
    Polanco
    McCullers

    2.) which SP do you like better this week/ ROS:
    J. Faria vs. TEX
    A. Triggs vs. CWS

    Thanks in advance

  48. Lucky Dog says:
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    I wanted to change my team name to “Can you Snell what’s cooking?” but Yahoo won’t allow a name that long. Dude looked like he was starting a disaster – had ducks all up on the pond in the 1st, cleaned it up & never looked back. That’s a new Snell – last year he’d have walked in 2 runs, thrown a meatball to finish the job and hit the showers in the 2nd.

    Raise your hand if you had “Nolan Arenado” and not “the batboy”’as the answer to “who’s the only rocky with just 1 home run on April 17th!” in your preseason predictions. FML

    Also nice Fargo reference – that might be the best show ever on the small screen. The cast, writing, acting, music – just a masterpiece every episode, every season. Season 2 with Collin Hanks was great, but Ewan MacGreggor & Mary Elizabeth Winestad just killed it. Do you know if it’s coming back for another season or is it done?

    Ps – dunno about you but I’m benching Pivetta against the Bravos today. I’m still in wait & see mode, and they Knocked him around in his first abrevised start. I’m not confident that a few more trips through the lineup will yield better results.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Lucky Dog: never mind the Fargo question. I looked it up: “The series is currently on an extended hiatus and FX announced in January 2018 that a fourth season is in development and is planned for a 2019 release.”

      Assuming that’s not some Wikipedia fuckery, looks like we have to wait a year.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Lucky Dog: Snell the Glove…Spinal Tap reference.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          @Slimcompoop: love that one!
          “How much more black can it be? None. None more black.”

          God bless Nigel.

    • Introducing Kelly Anne Conway as Skeletor says:
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      @Lucky Dog: How about “Snell My Finger”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Wow, really trying to jinx Pivetta

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: ha! I don’t believe in jinxes – I believe in statistical probabilities. Freeman seems due for a big game. Ozzy is en fuego right now, and his last start against the bravos was a 4 inning, 3 ER cat-ass-trophy.

        I’m just sayin. I didn’t drop the guy – I’m just in wait & see mode with him & this is probably as good a good start for waiting & seeing as any. So I benched him.

        If my thoughts/posts/actions could actually influence the outcomes of games, I’d be a wealthy mofo from all the gambling I’d be doing (as opposed to a broke fool for all the gambling I’ve done)
        ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  49. Hurt Yoenis says:
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    Which side would you guys take of Cruz, deshields, and morrow for kluber? Thanks!

  50. Savoy Special says:
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    This is going sound kind of weird but it only shows how much I appreciate your work. Every now and then around 11am eastern/8am pacific time, I think to myself, “Grey Albright probably just woke up, had breakfast, a cup of coffee and is now going to answer our annoying-ass fantasy baseball questions.” Thank you Grey for being the man. You’re the hero this city needs.

  51. Sideshow says:
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    16 team league where I am loaded w OF – JDMart, Cain, JUp, Conforto & Haniger & I have Dee Gordon for speed would you trade Cain for injured MBaum?

  52. Jason says:
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    Reynold lopez or luccessi?

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. hitzone says:
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    Qs league

    Pick one

    Streamonator says Skaggs by almost 1$ more

    Skaggs vs Boston
    Kuhl vs COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hitzone: Kuhl @home? Then him

  54. Dave Funnell says:
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    What’s a better value going forward?

    $1 G. Sanchez X1
    $1 C. Seager X2

    After contracts expire, we can retain for 25% off draft price, but cannot drop.

    I have Sanchez and no other catcher, and was thinking of this trade:

    I give Sanchez/Amed Rosario ($1X2), Kinsler or E. Escobar ($1X3)
    I get C. Seager/B. Posey ($55X3)

    Would then drop Posey after the season and rebuild at catcher in the draft.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you trade Polanco for Seager straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corey? Sure

  55. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Sell high on Dansby Swanson?

  56. moldyforgoldy says:
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    who/what type of player should i be looking to trade for luis castillo in return?

    • Cram It says:
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      @moldyforgoldy: Whoever the guy who has Castillo will take. Don’t know who is on your team or what he needs.

  57. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I have been offered the following trades, should I go forward on any of these? If so, who should I drop?

    1) I get: Buxton and Hamels
    I give: Zack Greinke
    I drop either Puig or Jo Mart

    2) I get: Buxton and Stroman
    I give: Yu Darvish
    I drop either Puig or Jo Mart

    I want Buxton before he takes off but not sure if worth it? Or do you have Buxton falling down your pre-draft rankings?

    Thanks!

    Jed

  58. jlfc42 says:
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    Todd Frazier or Christian Villanueva ROS? Have Moustakas at 3b, and Bellinger floating around 1B, CI, U depending on matchups (Goldy is at 1B most days).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vilanueva

  59. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write-up, best part of my morning!

    Another Villanueva q…… Drop Hicks for him? Could use the extra 3B for when Sano is out.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Go for it

  60. Sideshow says:
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    @Sideshow: Also have Acuna as my MLer

  61. Benintendo64 says:
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    Which side do you like in these? (12 team H2H w/ S+H, OBP, and SLG)

    1) Gurriel/Madson for Darvish
    2) Dejong/Madson for C. Seager
    3) Puig/DeJong/Hader for Lindor/Benintendi

    Also- Drop Matt Davidson for any of: Moncada, Senzel, Mallex, Moran, or Franchy?

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Do Yu still like Darvish more than Bauer (per your top 20 starters post)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, close

  62. Zachary Feller says:
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    Yelich and Familia for Jose Ramirez, which side you like?

    (OBP/SLG league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  63. Jimmy Conway says:
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    You tell that no good Joey Lucchesi that he owes me MONEY!

    Where’s my money, Lucchesi? You don’t got my money, huh?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  64. ERad says:
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    That line on Castillo is beyond frustrating.

    Dude looked every bit as advertised last night – except when he couldn’t through a strike to Suter and walked him on 4 pitches. He’s like a mini Carlos Martinez, in that he doesn’t even know where the pitch is gonna go, which works to his favor re: deception.

    I get bringing him out in the 7th, but after the first hit and definitely the 2nd, it was clear he was fatigued. You would think as a manager, it’s better for his confidence to give him a nice clean line of 6 IP O ER and 8Ks.

    Oh well, rant over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I watched him

  65. Andrew Mrkva says:
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    Drop Senzel for Villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  66. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Grey, who do you like for saves, K/9, ERA, and WHIP in the short term (i.e., next couple weeks):

    Colome, Rodney, Middleton, Norris, Devenski, one of the White Sox guys?

  67. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS: Odor or Castellanos? Both are on waivers, but I’ll likely only be able to snag one. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  68. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Since everyone gets a Villanueva question today; 12 team H2H, you dropping Franco for Villanueva?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

        By the way, my computer wants to auto correct Villanueva to Vaudeville…I got a nice chuckle out of that picturing Carlos shuffling to the batter’s box while “Mammy” blares over the Petco PA system.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  69. jose says:
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    Grey, do you like Fotynewicz or Montgomery better ROS? Are they really both streamer/match up guys. I’m thinking Folty in the NL is better than Montgomery in the AL East?

    Thanks

    Jose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  70. J-FOH says:
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    For the LGM fans here. WTF happened last night. From a fantasy side of things I get nervous almost every time my starter gets sent out in the 8th with a commanding lead. The Irish Hit Man blew that one

    For Grey, have I told you we, and by we I mean a good friend of mine, call Grandal…Grandpa Maters? I was texting him last season after Grandal hit a donger and my phone auto corrected Grandal is Mashing to Grandpa Maters. It kinda stuck…and I probably had a typo that led to that. but I love me some beautiful mistakes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandpa Matters is pretty good actually… Haha!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Its Maters as in To-Maters

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grandpa Matters connects tho, Maters is a typo… BTW, your autocorrect is correct actual words into typos to mess with you

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that combine with my sloppy pre-arthritic sloppy thumbs. Also I think Apple was hazing me because they knew I came over from Android

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Tim Cook has singled you out

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: He made it personal a real faux poo poo

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t you mean a faux plus?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: it felt like a large dump

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  71. glory daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    I have a potential trade offer
    Grandal or Realmutto and Mazarra for Luke Weaver
    or
    Grandal or Realmutto and Mazzara for Ray or Chapman

    I need SP or Closers
    what seems the fairest

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal and Mazara for Ray

  72. Sad Keanu says:
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    Frazier over Alonso for CI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Castillo or Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  74. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    Braun, Carpenter and Domingo Santana all dropped in recent days.
    Anyone worth a waiver priority?
    Candidates to drop: Ian Happ, David Peralta, Senzel, MIke Clevinger, Garrett Richards ( i only have acuna and senzel on the bench so i could lose a pitcher for a bat)
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards for Braun

  75. Ralphy says:
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    Willie Calhoun, Lewis Brinson and Forrest Whitley. I need two for my minor league roster. Which two would you select?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie Calhoun, Lewis Brinson

  76. Robpopp says:
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    3.40/1.25, 7.8 k/9 in MLB ~ 5 years
    2.80/1.15, 8.8 k/9 in KBO ~ 7 years
    That is all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  77. Alex says:
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    Forever keeper league….. Jose Ramirez or Andrew Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  78. hondo says:
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    Got an extra bench space for now with the DLs.Justin Turner or Senzel for ROS spec at CI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Brian Boyle says:
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    I am struggling with some moves.
    12 team H2H 6X5 with 5 of and ops

    Iannetta
    Goldy
    A Caberra
    Bregman
    Lindor
    OF Ozuna, C Taylor, Rosario, Palanco, M Taylor
    U Hosmer
    Bench Acuna, T Anderson, Ohtani
    DL J Turner

    P Ohtani, T Williams, Pivetta, Wheeler, Pomeranz, Jo MO, Mikolas
    RP Hader, Kela, A Miller, Ziegler
    DL Mad Bum

    1. Drop any pitchers from this stellar group to pick up any of these waiver claims or hold? Teheran, Roark, I Kennedy, Estrada, S Newcomb, VV

    2. Drop Ziegler to pick up Senzel or drop someone else?

    Thanks again for your great work!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jo-Mo — Newcomb 2. Meh

  80. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    H2H 12 Teamer redraft toying with an offer for Votto.

    Team A. Votto + maybe Kingrey
    Team B. Carrasco + Chapman + Sonny Gray

    Would leave my SP staff as Archer, McCullers, Wood, Hill, Junis, Keuchel, Bundy, Tailon

    Thoughts?
    Also, have you watched The Terror? I’m on episode three and a fan. It does not feature Paul Hollywood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I only watch things with Paul Hollywood — Votto/Kingery

      You should watch The Looming Tower on Hulu

      • Mrs Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Don’t have Hulu – too many options. I spent yesterday afternoon watching Kelly Anne on Chris Cuomo – man was that rough!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve heard catching more flies with honey, but she didn’t need to stick her tongue out like that to simulate catching flies

          • mrs. featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: HA!

  81. Basement Artie says:
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    With Rizzo coming off the DL who should I drop, Pujols or Ohtani? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  82. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    Michael Wacha was just dropped.. Drop an RP or SP to pick Wacha up or hold?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    DL: Jake Lamb

    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    P: Hector Neris
    SP: Clayton Kershaw
    SP: Max Scherzer
    Bench: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Trevor Williams – just swapped Ed-Rod out for him per your advice
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha over Mikolas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then hold for now, no harm in waiting another start

        • Savoy Special says:
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          @Savoy Special: if I instead dropped an RP for Wacha, who out of Rodney, Shane Greene, or Neris would you drop?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Rodney

  83. Robpopp says:
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    On Bryce — I strategically don’t draft or trade for him in my H2H categories league b/c A) 20 out of the first 22 weeks you don’t play against him, B) he’s historically injured or unproductive in the fantasy playoffs

    P.s. lol @ ‘roo the day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not

  84. The Great Knoche says:
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    Think Carlos V owns 3B job now over Headley? Or stick to platoon. Keep him over a guy like Mancini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Mancini

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: That should say Chrsitian…

  85. Gary C says:
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    Drop Jordan Montgomery for Vince Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  86. AUFan says:
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    Dynasty points league.. i got offered Corbin for my Ian Happ. Do you take this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  87. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I’ve seen a few Robbie Ray comps being thrown Pivetta’s way over the last week or so. If you’re really looking for the next breakout in the Ray mold, Snell fits the bill. Hard throwing, flyball lefty SP who misses tons of bats and has some control issues. Trim the walks a bit, and voila! 2017 Ray = 2018 Snell. The only negative is having to face the Yankees and Red Sox a handful of times, but everything else is looking good.

    Someone who hasn’t been looking good at all is Wacha. Velocity rebounded a bit in his last start, but it’s still down pretty significantly overall. His walk rate is through the roof because nobody is chasing his junk (21.2% O-Swing%) or missing when they do chase (7.6% SwStr%). Looks like a streamer in 12 teamers. Finally cut the cord on him.

    LeMahieu looks like this year’s launch angle darling. His flyball percentage is over 30% for the first time in his career. It would be nice if he sacrificed grounders instead of line drives for those flies, but the results speak for themselves. Since 2016, he has the 3rd highest contact rate in MLB (89.8%) and the 2nd lowest whiff rate (4.2%). Contact + flyballs + Coors Field = beautiful things. Think he goes .300/20/10 w/ 100+ runs, which would basically be Yelich at 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early to give up on Wacha… Agreed on LeMahieu, Anime Grey talks about it

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: What is there to give up on, really? Since the beginning of the 2016 season, he has a 4.61 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP across 318 innings. Most of that was when he was averaging 95 on his fastball too. He was worth a shot based on his price, age, situation, etc., but it’s time to face facts. He’s a mediocre pitcher.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So you were in on him three starts ago, and now he’s nothing more than mediocre?

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: I bought into there being some upside based on the discrepancies between his ERA and FIP/xFIP in recent seasons. Park, catcher, team, league, etc. All pluses. Velo has gone in the wrong direction though, and his secondaries don’t look all that great. Not optimistic about him turning those results around.

            You’d be happy with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP with less than a K per inning? That’s what he’s produced over the last 2+ years. Maybe he can still be that cheap SP3, but I no longer believe.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And this is all out the window after 3 starts? I wouldn’t be happy with that, I don’t think he’s that necessarily yet… Maybe, but I still want to see more…He didn’t look awful in his last few innings in his last start

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: I’m not saying he’s horrible, but those results aren’t pretty. Not exactly a small sample size either when you’re talking about his last 57 starts. Don’t like what I’ve seen from him so far. Gotta produce at some point.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hopefully he looks better in his next start and builds off his last one

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Btw, I always think of Harry Anderson as the adult version of Richie from It. Never saw much Night Court.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It? Not familiar

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Stephen King’s It? The book they recently made the movie off of? He was in the second part of the tv mini-series from the early 90s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never saw it, I don’t watch scary stuff (except Giancarlo’s swinging)

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: That Crispin Glover clip didn’t entice you to check out Friday the 13th part 4? Are you even alive?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, barely like Wacha!

            • Cram It says:
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              @Big Magoo: I’m going to ignore what Grey just said for a second….have you seen The Witch from 2016?

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Cram It: Nah, I haven’t seen too many recent horror movies. Is it any good?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          I always think of Harry Anderson as the swindler on Cheers.

          I don’t have any LeMahieu. Must be nice. I betcha a lot of teams with Joey Gallo also have LeMahieu as a later round BA counterweight.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @OaktownSteve: YES! Harry the Hat!!!!

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: His Cheers role is probably more iconic, but It stuck with me as a kid

  88. Beeker says:
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    15 team league, dealing with some injuries, who would you prefer as a UTIL for the short term. Duda or Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  89. cyler8 says:
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    Dynasty feeler trade.

    10 team OPS league. Roto scoring format.

    Trade my Rizzo and Nola for his Moncada and Machado? I have Kingery at 2B now and Hoskins at 1B. So it may not make sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • cyler8 says:
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        @Grey: I declined and he came back adding in Berrios. Any better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds okay

  90. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Franco or Jed Lowrie? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  91. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Detroit game moved up to 1pm today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Al!

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: make that wednesdays game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  92. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team auction redraft.

    drop Fernando Rodney, Shane Greene, or Hector Neris for Michael Wacha? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Righty says:
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    Encarnacion is killing it in a bad way. A lot of season ahead, so I’ll hold but….

    Getting a 1B and using at CI also lets me move Manny to SS, which helps, so there is long term gain as well.

    Available: R Zimmerman, Gurriel, L Valbuena, Alonso, Gyorko, T Austin – Any of them worth the add over guys below?

    UTIL and BN bats I have to drop: Franchy, Teoscar, Senzel – which to drop?

    OPS keeper league, all the drop candidates are late keepers next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm — Franchy

  94. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i iwouldnt if saves count

  95. BSA says:
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    Going to grab Peacock before Kelly does and can’t decide which SP to drop for him – I feel ilke these guys are all pretty close but wondering yours and Crams thoughts.
    Drop Snell, Lester, or Taillon for Peacock?
    Looking for the SP/RP eligibility and peripherals
    Even if you wouldn’t drop one of them – which of the three SPs are most easily dropped.
    Lester’s ‘Eh’ start and age concern me like Snell’s team and age.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester if you must

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @BSA: drop snell for me

      • BSA says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: I’ll sell you Snell –

  96. Its me says:
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    Trade Junis for Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. Play Ball says:
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    My current roster:
    1B Freeman/Abreu
    2B Schoop/Merrifield
    3B Moustakas
    SS Bregman
    OF Trout, Springer, Ozuna, Buxton, Pollock
    BENCH Acuna

    I have both my DL slots filled with Schoop and Knebel.

    I’m in a 10 team standard 5×5 season-long roto.

    Schoop should come of the DL sooner than Knebel and I will need to drop someone. I lean towards Acuna, because: 1) we don’t know when he comes up; and 2) he is a rookie and may not put up the counting stats we are hoping for. But, the thought of dropping him and someone else reaping the rewards if he’s all what everyone says he is…

    Who would you drop to make room?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop just went on the DL, he’s not coming off soon

      • Play Ball says:
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        Do you believe Acuna will have a similar impact on counting stats when he gets called up as Kris Bryant did a few years ago…or as Bellinger did last year? Stat line you think he will produce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do

          • Play Ball says:
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            So, based on my roster above, keep Acuna and drop Schoop when he comes off DL?

            Or instead of dropping a quality player for nothing, try and package Schoop if someone wants to stash him with Quintana to make room on the roster for another quality arm…target Cole or The Big Maple Paxton?

            BTW, do you like Acuna better than Buxton?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Of course trade two for one if you can

  98. Lakers77 says:
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    Matt Chapman or Christian Villaneuva at 3B? I also have Devers. For some reason I’m stockpiling at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  99. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Trying to sell high on Reynaldo before his upcoming Houston start. I think I can convince a Sox fan in my league to take Devers + Reynaldo for Bregman. No brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No brainer, yeah

  100. vee says:
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    It had to be done… in honor of the black mist, Eau de Chazz Noir

    Brian Fantana: No, she gets a special cologne. It’s called Sex Panther by Odeon. It’s illegal in nine countries. Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.
    Ron Burgundy: It’s quite pungent.
    Brian Fantana: Oh yeah.
    Ron Burgundy: It’s a formidable scent. It stings the nostrils. In a good way.
    Brian Fantana: Yep.
    Ron Burgundy: Brian, I’m gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline.
    Brian Fantana: They’ve done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.
    Ron Burgundy: That doesn’t make sense.
    Brian Fantana: Well, let’s go see is we can make this little kitty purr.

    *swoon*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice!

  101. Paul Visconti says:
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    Grey in a points league i got offered garrett richards for my marcus stroman. Should i accept??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  102. Blake says:
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    Trying to upgrade a position by sending Grandal off to a team with a shitty catcher (Have Realmuto coming back). Thoughts on Beltre and Grandal for Devers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Devers

  103. Robert Glade says:
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    Currently have P. Tucker in util spot, as I await Acuna’s call up ( have him on bench ) .
    Till he gets called up would you replace Tucker with any of :

    Teoscar Hernandez, Tyler Austin, Andujar, Renfroe, Franchy Cordero, or Renato Nunez???

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  104. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    So far I’ve been very grateful to whoever took Trea Turner with their fifth pick so I could snag Harper with the sixth. He covers up a wealth of problems from my other hitters.

    Teamster leaning on a “latter” was inspired.

    Would you drop Bour as Util to take a chance on more upsidey plays of Nimmo or Teoscar or Leonys? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d try Teoscar

  105. Steve says:
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    Closer question – would you rather Ziegler or Madson? Madson will prob get more opportunities, I’m guessing…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  106. Marti says:
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    which side of this trade do you like better Kershaw and Mitch haniger 4 Yu Darvish Jay Bruce Ozzie Albie’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Tough call…I’d go Kershaw

  107. Beardcrabs says:
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    Is Archer a good buy low, or is he just going to be an unwanted burden? Looking to get rid of one of my 5 closers…

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Beardcrabs: Vasquez, Iglesias, Treinen, Boxberger, Kela…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Treinen and Kela for him

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks yo…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. Richard says:
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    Two questions for advice:

    1. Would you drop either Rosario or Brinson or Calhoun for a recently dropped Addison Russell in a keeper league (all three could be kept at the same value)?

    2. Ziegler or Devenski (this is a Saves league)?

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Calhoun 2. Tough call, prolly lean Ziegler, could be Devenski

  109. Brad Bechtold says:
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    Rank these outfielders please. Dynasty league. Clint Frazier, Derek Fisher, and Teoscar Hernandez. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, Fisher

  110. Alex says:
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    Please rank ROS

    Pivetta, Reynaldo,vv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, VV

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks,
        In a trade which side you taking, Pivetta or Reynaldo and vv?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pivetta

  111. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    Thoughts on 12T h2h deal of trading Hosmer, Chapman, Happ for Paxton, Inciarte, Knebel? Need some swipes and wouldn’t mind upgrading an arm. I’ve also got Abreu at 1B and Olson clogging one of two UTIL as is so provides a little flexibility. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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        @Grey: I feel like I’m discounting Hosmer a lot because it’s the Padres but realistically he should put up solid numbers this year. I know the owner of Altuve isn’t high on him (somehow) so maybe I dangle Abreu Chapman and something to get him instead and plug Hosmer in at 1B. Maybe a better route?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if you can get Altuve

  112. m0se says:
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    drop fulmer for pomeranz? 6×6 QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  113. Blake says:
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    Following up on my last comment but thoughts on Gurriel and Grandal for Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley side, it’s fair

  114. Hello, Grey. Patience is wearing thin on M. Taylor & Y. Alonso. In a limited move league, so thinking ROS (sort of), would you give it another week, or cut bait for any of availables Teoscar, Healy, Moran or C. Davis? Thank you & fantastic re-cap!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold for now there

  115. The Great Knoche says:
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    Funny story, Minnesota and Cleveland following their snowouts this weekend, may also get rained out now 1-2 Days in Puerto Rico, but hey at least there not in Minnesota.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, man, weather’s been a mess so far… Killing offense too, methinks

  116. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side?

    Team A:
    Khris Davis

    Team B:
    Mark melancon
    Ryan Zimmerman
    Michael Taylor

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  117. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I know how you love long winded fantasy advice questions, so I figured I’d indulge you.

    I’m in a 12-team, 6×6 (OBP & SLG), keeper league. I don’t need to give you my entire roster, but essentially is strong starting pitching wise and the hitting side of the equation is fast and score’s runs, but lack’s pop. I have Trea Turner, Tim Anderson, and Dansby Swanson occupying my SS, 2B/SS, and UTIL positions. I should add that I have Ohtani, so as of right now Swanson plays when Ohtani pitches.

    First question…do you believe in Dansby Swanson?

    Second question…given that nobody in my league wants to trade for Anderson or Swanson, are you comfortable moving Turner for an equivalently valued outfielder (e.g., Springer, Hoskins, Betts, etc.)? That is, do you think Anderson and Swanson can man the the SS and 2B/SS positions and move Turner?

    Third question…there is no third question.

    Fourth question…my 4th and 5th outfielders are Pillar and Franchy. As I mentioned, it’s an OBP and SLG league. Are either Zobrist, Preston Tucker, Piscotty, or Teoscar Hernandez a better option than Pillar or Francy?

    I appreciate you and your mustache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not the way I think some might 2. Sure 4. Teoscar over Franchy

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Given the aforementioned…would you move Trea Turner for Rhys Hoskins and Felipe Vazquez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair, bit overpay

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Also…is offering Turner straight up for Springer crazy?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Little since Trea’s better

  118. Jason says:
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    Need to drop 1 of the following to activate realmuto

    Kingery
    Haniger
    Devers
    Vilanueva

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva

  119. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H redraft. drop Fernando Rodney for Wacha or Ryu? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  120. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h

    Start or sit Price @ LAA tonight? I have way more starters going this week than my opponent and can afford to sit one or two starters.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

    • Cram It says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I’m sitting him. Between the rest, the hand thing, in LA…I’m not confident.

  121. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h

    Start or sit Price @ LAA? I have a lot more starters going this week than my opponent and can afford to sit one or two starters.

    Thanks!

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      Oops…sorry for the double post

  122. Clint Zenk says:
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    With Yelich returning, which would you drop in a standard roto league to activate him?
    Pillar, Dexter Fowler, Chris Davis, or Mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  123. vee says:
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    you letting pomeranz loose for his first start @ OAK?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly, depends on league

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: what will you do with all the free time you saved typing “prolly” instead of “probably”?
        :p

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  124. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    Jon Gray available. Drop Matz for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. Raf says:
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    Trade question. Which side would you take?

    A: Altuve, Benintendi

    B: Judge, Albies

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

      • Raf says:
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        @Grey: OK. What about Altuve, Benintendi, Chris Taylor for Judge, Albies, Hoskins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Judge side, it’s close

  126. Dan says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Reddick or Lowrie to make room for Yelich? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  127. Ryan Vincent says:
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    12 team roto 5×5 with OBP

    C – Severino
    1B – Smoak
    2B – Villar
    SS – Story
    3B – Gallo
    CF – Villar
    OF – Stanton, Puig
    UTIL – Schwarber, Sano
    BN – Braun, Zimmerman, Adam Jones (CF eligibility), Willie Calhoun
    DL – Rizzo
    NA – Senzel
    SP – Morton, T Williams, Happ, S Gray, J Gray, Godley, Corbin, E-Rod
    RP – G Holland, Romo, Hader
    DL – Knebel

    1) Need two drops for Rizzo coming off the DL, and for Senzel when he comes up. (Note the NA slot I can use to keep holding Willie Calhoun once Senzel comes up.) I’m leaning E-Rod, Adam Jones, Zimmerman, Romo.

    2) Drop anyone to put in a waiver claim for Villanueva? How much FAAB?

    3) I’m obviously hurting for saves. Any of the following better stashes than what I’ve got? B Norris, A Garrett, Madson, Steckenrider

    4) Continue to hold Severino or is he unlikely to leapfrog Wieters at this point?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ed-Rod, Romo 2. What are you doing with all of these bench bats? You hoarding? 3. Madson over Calhoun 4. Hold for now

  128. JW says:
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    Trade question: Would you trade Acuna to get Kingery in a Keeper league. I’m considering it because I have Ozzie Albies and would diversify from owning two Braves? Or do I hold Acuna to see if he’s a superstar and then possibly trade Ozzie later in the year? I’m torn, what are your thoughts oh mighty one ??

  129. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Wacha or Sonny Gray (sorry, Gray was just put on waivers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  130. Steve says:
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    Keep three:
    Maeda, Pomerantz, Lively, Matz

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Lively

  131. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    12 team h2h just scooped up Willie calhoun, should I wait it out or just go with Teoscar Hernandez? Still have 5 adds left this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  132. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I’m thinking about dropping Wacha and streaming pitchers for the next few days until Pomeranz comes back on Friday…

    Do you think Triggs at home vs. CWS is a better play than Skaggs at home vs. Bos?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love them

  133. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Opinions please. Yelich and Arenado for Stanton and Rendon. Pretty even?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  134. rhala10 says:
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    Lance McCullers dropped. Do I drop Luis Castillo or Nick Pivetta to pick him up? 6×6 with quality starts as category. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  135. Alex says:
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    DJ lemahieu or schoop ROS?
    Thinking about offering schoop and Villanueva for him in a H2H OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ

  136. Fred says:
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    Drop Puig for Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  137. dave anchovies says:
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    shallow league with a few dl’d bench bats….what do youse guys think about dropping travis shaw for chrstian villineuva…this week and ros?

    thanks
    ==dave

    • dave anchovies says:
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      @dave anchovies:

      sorry….h2h league that counts h,r,rbi, hr & ops. big 8 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  138. RCLss says:
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    Dynasty H2H Categories League: Sonny Gray, Chance Sisco, and Robinson Cano for Scott Kingery, Yasmani Grandal and Jack Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery side

  139. BG says:
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    Trading some future draft picks because my keepers are good low round keepers.

    Would you rather J.D Martinez, Batter Ohtahni and Salazar. Or.

    Goldschmidt, K. Seager and Gio Gonzalez.

    The draft pick package is the same for both offers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  140. Alex says:
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    Sano for L. Castillo is fair, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  141. Dubs23 says:
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    My Peacock for his Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  142. Chud says:
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    How long is Odor expected out? Everything I’m reading is vague ……

    His Odor for my Mancini in a full keeper?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is fair… No idea of timetable, maybe 2 more weeks

  143. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    AJ Ramos or Ottavino ROS? Need all 5 Cat’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

  144. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    I’m a little light on speed and not sure who to pick up off the wire.

    6×5, including ops, 10 team, h2h. This is my team.

    Molina
    Goldy, Abreu
    Albies, Chris Taylor, Odor
    Arenado, Castellanos
    Swanson, Simmons
    Judge, Trout, Pollock, Conforto, Braun

    Archer, Scherzer, Price, Wacha, Gray, Weaver, Manaea
    Herrera, Kela, Middleton

    Who is my drop and who is my pick up?

    Here is who is available on the wire:

    Michael Taylor
    Mallex Smith
    Inciarte
    Peraza
    Cesar Hernandez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender over Simmons, play him over Braun when out of the lineup, tho no idea what your team looks like

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m sorry, I’m not sure I follow what you mean “no idea what you were team looks like” Thus is my team.

        Molina
        Goldy, Abreu
        Albies, Chris Taylor, Odor
        Arenado, Castellanos
        Swanson, Simmons
        Judge, Trout, Pollock, Conforto, Braun

        Archer, Scherzer, Price, Wacha, Gray, Weaver, Manaea
        Herrera, Kela, Middleton

        Do you like Swanson over Simmons since you suggested to drop Simmons.

        Would you use a third waiver priority on Incuaete?

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        I meant Inciarte, not Incuaete

  145. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey! These videos are awesome! Great addition this season.

    I have been trying to get Castillo in exchange for my Middleton…

    Guy countered today:

    His Conforto and Castillo for my Jose Martinez. I take that, right? Am I missing something. Seems like a no brainer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Take it

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @RICE: You’d be getting the two best players in that deal. Take it and run.

      • RICE says:
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        @Big Magoo: Sometimes a deal like that seems too good to be true… I have to check my sanity!

  146. Q says:
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    Trade Alex Wood for Aroldis?

    Villar or K Marte, OPS instead of AVG?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman side… marte

  147. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Remember when Devon Travis was pretty good? Those were the days.

    Avisail leads MLB with a 50% O-Swing%. He’s the only qualified player who hasn’t drawn a single walk this year. Take a pitch, dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I was just watching Travis… He’s so uninspiring…

  148. vee says:
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    Heyo Greyo,

    1) drop any for Ryan Zimmerman who just hit waivers?
    2) drop who for Pomeranz upon return?

    Pujols
    Tesocar
    Mazara
    Ender

    Odorizzi
    Lance Lynn
    Estrada

    thx n cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pujols 2. Estrada

  149. hankp says:
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    Which side do you like ROS for a deep 5×5? Reddick, Ian Happ, and Heaney or Whit, Danny Salazar, and Pomeranz? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit

  150. muskysmell says:
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    hello fantasy friends!

    I dunno if this was mentioned before but Chris Taylor is absolutely a buy low candidate. He’s got 3 hrs already and if he didn’t get caught stealing twice already, people would be clamoring over the fact that he’s on pace for a 30-20 season.

    He’s obviously not gonna hit 30, but he can definitely deliver on a 20+ / 20+ season imo.

    Anyhoo…carry on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  151. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Someone wake Al Gore up and tell him to check out the weather in Pittsburgh right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Donnie says:
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        Algore lives at Country Buffet.

  152. Mickey Maloney says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for your constant, undying faith in Ryu. Picked him and really paid off this week. Thank Ryu!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  153. Pager24 says:
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    Gray,

    Just listened to the podcast. Do you like trading Javy for LeMahieu ROS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who Javy is

      • pager24 says:
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        @Grey: Sorry. JavyBbaez for Dj LeMahiue

        • Pager24 says:
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          @pager24: ugh! sorry Javy Baez for DJ LeMahieu. I’ll go ahead and call it a night now ha.

          Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DJ

  154. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    By the way, Zobrist was just scratched so make sure you have Happ in the lineup. He’s leading off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only way Happ plays!

  155. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I could use a 4th OF in our 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League. The options would be:

    E. Rosario
    T. Mancini
    M. Smith
    B. Hamilton

    As always, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  156. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Go on the freakin’ DL already Rendon! I am so sick of reading about your sore f’n toe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  157. Ty says:
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    Zimmerman or Matt Davidson?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  158. Willy Mo says:
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    So Tanaka is a sleeper amd Judge is a schmohawk… Can i be your Yankees guy?

    • Steve Anus says:
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      @Willy Mo: it’s about the draft slots, and i’m fairly sure i’ve heard you mention where judge’s draft ADP was about maybe 47 times now so you’re halfway to probably knowing this already.

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Willy Mo: Dude. Seriously. Dafuq is your problem? I have been coming here on and off for almost a decade and can straight up attest to the fact that Grey has been THE major factor in winning several thousand $$$ at this game. AND he makes it fun to read on a daily basis.

      You are hung up on one guy that in he (possibly) missed on. And a lot of perts had similar opinions on Judge going into the season.

      I thought the guys this morning hammered some sense into your dumb ass but maybe not. Maybe it’s time Rudy starts banning IP addresses.

      Step away from the internets and go jerk it to your Judge shrine.

      • Steve Anus says:
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        @Terrence Mann: he’s been in here showing his ass most days for about 5 or so weeks on this, it’s pretty funny sometimes to see him get trolled back by other trolls though. he’s not being outright garbage such to get banned (i’ve seen those before and this ain’t even close).

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Terrence Mann:

        It will be fun when Judge hits .200 in July/Aug again!

  159. Terrence Mann says:
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    I’m beginning to the the Yankees just can’t hang with Miami.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apparently

  160. Steve Anus says:
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    glad i got just tamales back in there in time.

    and good night it must be cold in CUBS town as the stadium is only like half full, that’s COLD when 15 beers or more can’t keep you warm right CUBS fans?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Steve Anus: yeeh especialy playing rival Cards,they are all wearing face covering hoodies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  161. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Report today says Senzel not coming up anytime soon, hold or drop? Do you like him or glyber Torres for rest of year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Report from where? I guess Gleyber

    • The Harrow says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez: man you guys, it’s either
      DEFINITELY THE NEXT FEW DAYS (rather than a standard time range)
      or
      MANY WEEKS AWAY (rather than the same similar standard time range that our beloved ralph layed out a bit back and since)

      it’s just like with the otani “he’s the next BABE RUTH!” oh wait he got hit a bit in spring training or didn’t hit awesome in spring freakin’ training so he “sucks, biggest bust ever”. extremism abounds.

      i thought gleybar was expected up later than senzel, senzel probably still between now and early june. gleybar got some small injury yesterday though.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: that article doesn’t say he’s long off, just that he’s not up in a few days, like that one guy on rotoworld claimed and his claim was pretty much only based on how he was playing 3B again (which is his natural position anyway). it’s these boys who cry wolf that get everybody messed up on these things. not as bad as the guy who said rosie was signed by MIA a few weeks ago (that one was outright lie of course found out about an hour later), but still.

  162. Alex says:
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    ROS Chirinos or iannetta OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta

  163. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    ah yes TODAY is the first time i bench brantley either on purpose (in one spot) or on accident (him vs rosario forgot to decide after making sure they were both in)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Grey: however i did NOT forget to get thames back in in the 6 or so spots i own him (he was dropped in sooo many places in the first 3 days when he started exactly never)

  164. Alex says:
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    Brach or K. Middleton for saves?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Alex:
      Middleton

  165. phennore says:
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    Drop Train Wreck Tanaka for Williams in 16-Team 5×5 league?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @phennore:
      Nah. But adding Trevor dropping someone else seems right.

  166. Nitro says:
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    Is Puig a fair “get” for A Wood? 10 team HTH Keeper league

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Nitro:
      Sounds fair. I’d rather have wood. Depends on your roster.
      10 team there’s always peeps on waivers ya?

  167. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi Grey — nice job as usual. I just dropped Wacha in one league for F. Lopez, and added Col Occto 22k freak in another.

    Just wondering about the following– who do you think is real ROS keeper(s), and beyond….
    Franchy. T. Escobar, F. Lopez, Villenuava, Kepler for 5×5 roto keeper league to win this year

    Thanks. and NFBC standings will be shaken up the next 2-3 weeks. Watch out above………

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Gigorilla: just for giggles exactly what sized league was PIT’s closer rivero not owned? that’s just silly

  168. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side?
    I’d be getting:
    Khris Davis

    I’d be giving:
    Trevor Bauer and Ryan Zimmerman

    My team needs HR and rbi in roto..

    My team:
    C: realmuto
    1B: smoak
    2B: altuve
    3B: freeman
    SS: Anderson
    IF: Chapman
    OF: springer, Chris Taylor, Michael Taylor, marte
    UTIL: Franco, Swanson, Zimmerman
    DL: odor
    NA; senzel and acuña

    SP: Severino greinke pivetta triggs Bauer jmontgomery , Trevor Williams, gausman, Morton, Castillo , Bundy
    RP: kela , Vasquez, Rodney,
    DL: melancon, knebel

    Thanks!

  169. lwomack58 says:
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    Erod or Wacha ROS.

    Thanks

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @lwomack58: i like E rod but Grey prolly go Wacha and id go dickerson over Kemp

  170. lwomack58 says:
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    Kemp or Dickerson ROS

    thanks for answering both ?’s

  171. hal_incandenza says:
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    Re: “played Mike Milligan on the 2nd season of Fargo”

    That guy was a Massive Genius.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @hal_incandenza: it didn’t end well though, more depressing end for that guy than most of the murdered guys.

      oh yeah, and how’s tennis coming

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @Bananafactory: @The Harrow: Yeah. He played the character Massive Genius in Sopranos as well.

        Not so much for the tennis lately, but the late snowfall makes for awesome Eschaton.

  172. Robert says:
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    Best choice to fill in for Ian Happ until he is more reliable : Panik or C. Hernandez?

  173. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Omg Holland is god awful. Hold on bench or drop for Bud Norris

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez: hold closers, norris is currently a closer, doing very well actually.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oh wait, you mean hold holland OR norris. that’s harder, but the kind of league where norris isn’t owned with like 3 saves in 4 or 5 days you should grab norris. whether that’s with holland’s roster spot or somebody else is the question.

  174. The Harrow says:
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    didn’t realize how damn close morrow’s mechanics look like cueto’s if he was a white, taller, less chubby guy.

  175. The Harrow says:
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    well at least otani wasn’t raped this badly but he’s not hurt is he?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: blister, that makes sense.

  176. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    oh yeah guys time to sell high on wood now right. hahahaha.

  177. Regan Sayer says:
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    I can’t believe i drafted Turner or Harper in my RCL..it’s really eating me up. The best year i ever had in fantasy was like 3 or 4 years ago when i drafted Harper and the Toranado in the 3/4 in almost every league. 1st place every team. Sorry i got carried away reminiscing about when i used to be good at this game. This has been such a brutal start, nothing but getting slaughtered by my starters, relievers busting left and right, everyone getting hurt and half the games rained out. F(*&^%&*()_*^%$%^*&((!!!!!!. Ok im good. Fantasy therapy session complete. What did i come here to say….oh ya Buxton’s head is hurting, ya i know how he feels, i have him in my big money league. It’s a marathon but i feel like someone chopped off my left foot!

  178. Play Ball says:
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    10-team, season-long standard roto. My team is losing key players. Only have two DL slots. I have Schoop, Knebel, Buxton who are on the DL already. If Freeman’s wrist is broken, I’m going to need a producer. Thinking I need to drop Knebel for a bat. Agree?

    1B Freeman (DL) / Abreu
    2B Schoop (DL) / Merrifield
    SS Bregman
    OF Trout / Ozuna / Springer / Pollock / Buxton (DL) / Acuna (Minors)

    SP Kluber / Severino / Bauer / Godley / Corbin / Weaver / Quintana
    RP Rivero / Allen / Doolittle / Knebel (DL)

  179. Play Ball says:
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    Forgot to mention I have Moose at 3B

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