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People standing to the side, huddled together.  Faces ashen.  All they could talk about was the moment the Carlos Carrascident happened.  There was nothing anyone could do.  It was as if time slowed down like Keanu was diving away from a Matrixy bullet.  A split second and a heap on the ground, silence.  Terry Francona dressed as a law enforcement officer putting up yellow tape, people wondering if Francona was working a bachelorette party after the game.  Carlos Carrasco is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain but needs to have an MRI, which is never what you want to hear about your ace.  Filling in for him will be Trevor Bauer.  Not farfetched to think Bauer could have value in matchups.  Farfetch is also what they call warming up Bauer.  “Why is our bullpen catcher driving to Akron?”  “Friggin’ Bauer.”  As for Carlos Carrasco, that’s the way the Cookie crumbles.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks on Saturday.  “Commander, the Klubot is working again.  I will now jetpack over to Tampa and see if we can communicate with Archer.”  “Sounds good, Captain.  Please check in on Price, as well.”  “There are a lot of aces struggling in this dystopian future.”  “It’s the climate change, Captain.”  “We should’ve listened to Al Gore.”  “We would’ve, but he came off too holier than thou.”  “Agreed.”

Shane Greene – Left yesterday’s game due to a blister on this middle finger.  Lots of blisters on middle fingers this year.  It’s the FUpocalypse.

Francisco RodriguezJustin Wilson or Mark Lowe should get saves for a few days, because K-Rod left the team for a family emergency.  Hopefully his family emergency has nothing to do with his father-in-law.  Talk about AwK-Rod.

Anibal Sanchez – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies scalped their Lady Gaga tickets because friends, Bill and Jeffrey, were getting married, they have napkins for every occasion, and they will destroy your pitcher’s ratios.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 15 Ks.  Mr. Roark, is here to make all of your fantasies come true, and to befriend a troubled little person and to dress like a waiter in a fancy restaurant.  I will now call this Roark, Ricardo Montalboing.  Looking at his stats, I don’t necessarily see a guy who is due to strike out hitters at this rate every time out.  He does have solid control usually (not this year so far), so maybe he was locating his pitches to force Ks against the Twins.  I’d absolutely grab Mr. Roark to see if he can continue this excellence, but usually he’s more the plain, the plain.

Joe Ross – Will have his start skipped due to a blister on his middle finger.  Forget it, Mayans, it’s the FUpocalypse.

Matt den Dekker – 2-for-8 and his 1st homer.  An upper den dekker!

Stephen Strasburg – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.17.  His only mistake was a three-run homer to Dozier.  An oopsy-Dozier.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-1 and a solo home run, his ninth.  Another game with only one hit that was a homer.  Sure, it was a pinch-hit homer in the ninth to send the game into extra innings, but I’m trying to find a negative here.

Ervin Santana – Scratched due to lower back tightness.  In Russia they say, he needs more “back glasnost.”

Eduardo Nunez – 4-for-7, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and his 4th steal, hitting .432.  That’s not a hot schmotato…THIS IS A HOT SCHMOTATO!  Sorry, my shift key is sticky.

Adam Duvall – 0-for-3 and his 2nd homer on Saturday.  Bryan Price announced, through curse words and em-effers, that Duvall would now be the starter in left field.  Hopefully Duvall’s better there than in The Judge.

Caleb Cotham – 2 ER on Saturday.  The Reds bullpen is polluted!  They need to take a keg of saline and rinse out the entire thing for 48 to 72 hours.  Tony Cingrani is likely the next guy to try for saves, but that’ll likely change by the time you finish this senten– Doh!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homers.  HR to the Rizzo, HR to the izz-Anthony.

Jason Heyward – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th steal, hitting .260.  If Heyward, Bryant (2-for-3, 1 run) and Rizzo get hot, they could let Lil Szczur throw pizza-pizzas from the mound and it won’t matter.  Too bad Steve Bartman just bought his playoff tickets.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  Mean’s while, my RCL team ERA is 4.40.  *opens window, throws computer out window, yells down to homeless man*  Could you bring that computer back to me?  There’s a dollar in it for you.

Yovani Gallardo – Hit the DL with shoulder tendinitis just in time for Kevin Gausman to return.  Church Lady, “Well, isn’t that convenient?”  Raisel Iglesias, “That’s my aunt.”

Kris Medlen – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Forget Medlen, I now need a medevac.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.35.  Stream-o-Nator is iffy on Ventura’s next start, but I’d be damned if I were benching Ventura at this point.  You don’t want to start him, send him to me for Archer, Pineda and Corbin.  Please.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Every day someone else steps up on the Royals.  Sounds like a bunch of socialists!

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .314.  Hosmer is a mathematical constant.

Aledmys Diaz – 3-for-5 and a slam (3) and legs (1), went 5-for-5 on Saturday, hitting .469, and is the hottest schmotato in a sea of schmotatoes.  I grabbed Aledmys before this game was over in every league I could.  Not totally convinced Matheny won’t randomly bench him, but I want to own him on my team to find out.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  The Cardinals magically make useless players good.  A bunch of abracada-bros!

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd steal.  They turn schmos to abracada-bros.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.42.  Mean’s while, my Aaron Sanchez gets rocked.  I need to talk to my shrink, my fear of success is affecting my fantasy pitching.

Ezequiel Carrera – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer as he starts while Saunders nurses a hamstring.  You might also remember Ezequiel Carerra as the Amish buggy the Porsche company manufactured in the 80’s.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal.  Now has three straight games with two hits, and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Josh Reddick – 2-for-4 and a slam (4) and legs (1).  Reddick now leads one of my teams in homers.  I wish I could report I only drafted NC-17 players in that league, but if you listened to me look at that team, it sure sounds like it.

Khris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  After getting off to a terrible start, he now has hits in four of his last five games and another homer.  He could still easily get to 30+ homers this year.  Act like you know, MC Lyte!

Scott Kazmir – Admitted that he’s dealing with wrist discomfort.  Yeah, no foolsies.  He’s looked like hot garbage in the trunk of a car that is parked between Gilbert Grape’s mom’s buttcheeks.  As I’ve been saying for a while, I would not own Kazmir right now.

Kenta Maeda – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks.  When you read my preseason words for Maeda — can be Iwakuma, yadda3 — they don’t scream blasé or that I was drunk on Alizé or that I was distracted watching Porké’s Revenge, but I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t as excited about him as I should’ve been looking at his first starts of the year.  It’s why I don’t own him.  He looks like a stereotypical, safe fantasy pitcher — 8+ K/9, under-2 BB/9, 3-ish xFIP.  Someone I wish I owned in multiple leagues.

Carl Crawford – Will be activated today from the DL.  It’ll be tight, but if he can re-injure himself by mid-May, he could still make the over on his six DL stints this year.

Chase Utley – 2-for-6, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .319.  I drafted Utley in one league, and that also happens to be the league where I’m in first place.  Yeah, he’s not exactly the entire reason I’m in first.

Charlie Blackmon – Says he should return next weekend.  He also announced he was changing his name to Charlie Africanamericanmon.

Gerardo Parra – 4-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs and his 4th steal.  RICO Suave!  That’s Rockie Influenced by Coors Outfield.

Jake McGee – 2/3 IP, 5 ER, and his 1st blown save, ERA up to 9.53.  Wanna talk ill-advised?  I picked up his setup man, Chad Qualls.  Yeah, this is gonna end well.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs, hitting .313, .427 OBP as he hits 7th.  Obviously it’s early, but has anyone with a .400+ OBP ever batted this low in the order for longer than a week?  Could someone wave their hand in front of Clint Hurdle’s face to see if he blinks?

Starling Marte – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Must be nice to be able to get runs up there at the top of the lineup.  Some time you’re gonna have to tell Polanco about it.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (4, 5).  Au shizz twizz azz nizz.  This blurb was brought to you by a 14-year-old texting.

Welington Castillo – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (1).  Where’s the boeuf?!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Has a hit in every one of his last ten games and is hitting around .330 in the last week, i.e., YASmany.

Aaron Hicks – Could hit the DL with traumatic bursitis.  Hicks went through the MRI machine at a recorded 108.4 MPH.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 6.95.  I’m so over this schmohawk.  Against the Rays he got bombed out like he’s a cave in Afghanistan that was manufacturing the evil playing cards the Afghans were making with our leaders’ faces on them.  Don’t be putting Hillary Clinton on a playing card, we put you on playing cards!  Pineda is the king of the KaBoBs (great K/BB, skewered by hard-hit balls).  His xFIP is beautiful, which is great if I’m playing in a Netanyahu league, but since I’m not, I don’t give two blistery middle fingers.  I dropped Pineda in one league where I own him, and in deeper leagues, I’d bench him until he shows something.

Alex Rodriguez – Will undergo an MRI for oblique stiffness.  His oblique saw a muscular woman and got stiff.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Damn, he looked tasty like hot sauce on the back of a chicken wing.  Sexy like finding a documentary on Netflix you haven’t watched that actually looks interesting.  Dazzling like Elton John in a giant fish tank filled with disco balls.  Too bad he was sent back to the minors immediately following the game.  He’ll be back at some point, but I did drop him in shallower leagues.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  The Emoticon continues to dazzle after I dropped him earlier this year to hold onto Pineda.  I will now pretend to watch Kramer vs. Kramer so my crying can be faux justified.

Steven Souza – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (4, 5).  Play that funky music, Souza!

Logan Forsythe – 3-for-5 and a slam (3) and legs (2), hitting .303 on the year.  You don’t have to have watch Dynasty to know Forsythe looks good.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and just missed a home run on Saturday.  Damn, he’d have a Story-esque amount of homers if he were still on the Rockies.

J.T. Realmuto – 4-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .250.  Every catcher is about two solid games away from being a top five catcher in baseball for fantasy.  For’realmuto.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4 and his 4th homer.  46 more, Baby Fishmouth!

Angel Pagan – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .333, as he hit leadoff.  Not sure if it will continue, but Pagan has outhit just about everyone on the Giants, and should be hitting leadoff.  If he stays there, his value explodes like Hunter Pence after having Alka-Seltzer.

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  For better or worse — or as they say in Germany, for better or wurst — Santiago has looked more better than more worse.  Confusing?  Not in the least!  9+ K/9; almost 93 MPH on his fastball, up from 90; lots of ground balls.  Santiago should be owned in almost all leagues at this point, but, for full disclosure, I didn’t hold him in a 12-team mixed league due to his next matchup.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I think we’ve lost Pujols for good…Wait!  The mirror under his nose is fogging up!

Matt Shoemaker – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.87.  The Cobbler should be banned from Zappos.

Seth Smith – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  The Lisper’s Nightmare is theppin’ out!

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .134.  That is the new blech, but I could see buying Seager low if his owner is getting sick of the one-hit-a-week steelo.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  With all the sincerity of a Get Well Hallmark, I want Leonys to do well, but he’s hitting .200 and he’s strung together less hits than Pookie at his lowest.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-4 and his 4th steal, and a slam (2) and double legs on Sunday.  Damn, who woke up this schmohawk?

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .356.  I made my first trade yesterday with Prospector Ralph.  I don’t usually trade this early in the year, but my RCL team is straight misery and makes me feel like a dirty birdie every time I look at it.  I traded Mazara and Todd Frazier for Wade Davis and Eric Hosmer.  Highway robbery?  I don’t know, I always have a hard time with that saying because on a highway you’re driving very fast which would make it hard to rob someone.  This was back alley robbery in a snowstorm where you couldn’t see two inches in front of you.

Cole Hamels – Was scratched due to his groin.  Sounds like a thankless job.

Dioner Navarro – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he takes over catching duties for the injured Alex Avila.  Navarro has some power, and black eyeliner.  While Navarro’s the catcher, I can’t imagine anyone will be caught stealing, Jane or otherwise.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.74.  He has more men left on base than a Catholic schoolgirl, and a more ridiculous BABIP than Oscar BABIPwitz, who the stat is named after and who had a career .000 BABIP.  BABIPwitz faced one batter in his career.  The batter, Alan Trammel, hit a scorcher down the line, an easy triple, when it was caught by a squirrel who tagged Lou Whitaker out at third to end the inning.  Not enough squirrels in the world for me to own Latos.

Charlie Morton – Hit the DL.  You know how hard it is for a guy named Morton to keep salt out of his wounds?  Do you have any idea?!

Jerad Eickhoff – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies celebrate ABBA at large outdoor festivals, they love Kim Davis memes and they will turn your ratios into utter garbage.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .286 with a .432 OBP, has a hit in eight of his last ten games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (1), hitting .364.  The Hebrew Hammer celebrates PAs over everything else.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .258.  I’ll take a home run a week in the leagues where I own Scooter, but he has to be a bit boring for most.  I mean, a homer a week is around 24 homers on the year.  From an MI?  Boring!  Oh, wait, no, that’s not boring.  That’s a top ten MI.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, after homering on Saturday.  Little late to be breaking out (29 years old), but like a mime that lost his imaginary key he’s completely locked in.  I’d definitely own him everywhere.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-6 and two steals (8, 9), hitting .324.  That’s to go with his 5 homers.  All kidding aside, you know whose type of stats he’s putting up?  Trout.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 5.00.  Member when the Kimbrel meant a save with three Ks?  Now a Kimbrel is a blown save with a homer allowed.

Aaron Blair – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K in his first major league start.  What I said the other day still pertains, “A low ceiling, high floor type.  A Mertin-Flemmer.  In Triple-A, he has a 1.42 ERA and 10.4 K/9 in only 19 IP.  He’s likely closer to a 7 K/9, 3.75-4.25 ERA guy, which isn’t anything to sneeze at in deeper leagues, unless you’re allergic to useful backend starters.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Daniel Castro – 3-for-5, hitting .343.  Nothing much here except a hot schmotato, but the Braves seem to be making the smart choice by letting him play.  See, the best baseball manager ever would’ve been the Bad News Bears’ crowd.

Nick Markakis – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .303.  Seems like every time I look at Markakis he’s got three hits, then I look at his game log, and it becomes apparent I haven’t looked at Markakis in about a week.

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-4, hitting .317, and four straight games with a hit, three of which were multiple hit games.  Beginning to think the old, never-done-anyhing prospect you should’ve wanted was Adonis Garcia and not Danny Valencia.

Neil Walker – 1-for-3, hitting .290, and hit his 7th homer on Saturday.  You know how in New York people walk against the light and are generally more aggressive?  Maybe this has influenced Walker’s approach.  Don’t scoff, you scoffer.

Jacob deGrom – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.54 as he returned from his lat soreness.  Looked all better, i.e., lat’s all, folks!

Yoenis Cespedes – Didn’t play this weekend, and was limping pretty badly.  Cespedes said he was too sore to drive around his one-of-its-kind Tesla that was made of beeswax and constructed by mechanics dressed as the Bumblebee Man.

   
  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    great stuff boss,thanks

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @Grey: Grey–you had to mention Bartmanand playoffs in the same sentence?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My bad!

  2. letsgobravos says:
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    First! As always, nice write up grey.

  3. crushbombs says:
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    scooter over schoop?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @crushbombs: great question

      • knucks says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: Same dilemma, two separate roto teams.

        One I have no need for extra power and my average is killing me. The other I have decent need for extra pop.

        So I am considering Scooter over schoop in the first league and holding schoop in the other. Good luck Crush/Pussy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crushbombs: I’d hold Schoop, more or less tossup at this point

  4. Nick says:
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    SS dilemna ! Keeper league
    i had Desmond, and Addisson Russell to back him up at the beginning of the season
    picked up Baez last week dropping IAN Diesel Desmond …
    and stashed Trea Turner ! (only 2B in Y! ) who should be called up in a month

    now we have Aledmys hot potatoes on the wire!

    what to do ? i have Baez+ Russell +Trea
    pick back iD, pick up Hot A-Led? … drop who-woo?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Nick: id be standing pa in a keeper league with the 3 you own now. Don’t drop Turner or Russell for any roleplayer off to a quick start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Desmond over Baez

  5. Noam says:
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    Good stuff Grey! Hope you had a good start to Passover!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Thanks!

  6. Rawr... says:
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    Hey,

    Safe to assume you’d drop Eickoff for Blair?

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Rawr…: thats a hell no son

  7. Mike in Busan says:
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    Yeah, not only did I start Rodon this week, but I also own Carrasco and Joe Ross. And Miggy and the Ghost of PooHoles Past. What en effing week. And we have no DL.
    Again, great write-up, Grey.
    Which two out of these four to start?
    One must be a 1B:
    Miggy, Pujols, Chris Carter, Melvin “I’m not a sexual euphemism” Upton?

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Mike in Busan: oh, and it’s a weekly categories league (12 team)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Id say Carter cuz he’s raking but he doesn’t play on Monday. I don’t know the scheduling so I’m still saying Miggy and Carter.
      Or Miggy/Albert

      Check the weekly pitcher matchups, ballpark, gmes played etc. That makes the decision alot easier

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Bye Felica: Well, damn, Melvin has a ton of tough pitchers to face, (vs Giants then @ Mets) but he’s the only one out of the bunch with any wheels.
        Just took a 4/47 combined week from Pujols and Miggy, Yeah, you figure they gotta get better from there, but what if they’re just done? And I didn’t even get Pujols in the ninth round!

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Mike in Busan: Albert started really slow last year so you can’t give up on him. It’s not even summer yet. They’ll pick it up.

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @Bye Felica: oh, not thinking of giving up on him, and yeah, if I bench him, he’ll go off, won’t he?

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Gotta say, Grey, I’m pretty pleased that I started Miggy right about now! I’ll just meditate on convincing myself that Miggy’s assault on Kendall Graveman was a “harbinger.”

  8. Otto Von Bismarck says:
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    Great write up as usual. You touched on a couple but any chance someone could start writing Frankencatcher articles? Highlighting which catchers are hot and have good matchups each week? Even with his 5 RBI game Yan Gomes is gonna make me burst a blood vessel.

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        @Grey: I think Cram would be the ideal candidate to write that article.

  9. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey! Superb recap.

    So, I picked up Wellington. Again. I think I have a serious problem. I move from catcher to catcher, unable to settle down. How can I not add him? 4 HR in last 3 games? Meanwhile, Yasmani is like, “You selfish bastard! I’m not good enough for you?” “It’s not you, Yasmani, it’s me…” Ugh. Maybe I am an a-hole.

    Anyway, I hope Castillo has a good week so I CAN JUST STOP DROPPING CATCHERS ALREADY!

    Have a great week, sir!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @JakeTPE: Ditto!!! Almost dropped Gomes in my 12-teamer RCL for Molina then quickly canceled that move after he hit the HR. Hope he continues. Good luck with Le Boeuf! I have him on multiple teams too so he’ll suck for at least a week! Kidding, he’s got 7 games at home this week, should be good for at least 2 HRs.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Thanks Ante. I drafted Le Boeuf so it’s our second dance. 2 HR? I’d take 1 with my luck at catcher so far!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’ve had Travis DArnoud since the draft. I never look at him either. I might swap catchers one time all year and that’s if I’m getting my ass kicked or he gets injured lmao

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        @Bye Felica: Hey Felicia. That’s the way to go obviously. You put a piece of masking/electrical tape on your phone/monitor over the C spot. Going to try that! You’re a one catcher man. Respect.

    • J-Mo says:
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      @JakeTPE:

      I’m in the same boat. Dropped Realmuto for Gomes and then Realmuto proceeds to go 4/4 with a HR. One of those guys is bound to get hot and be a top 5 catcher, I just hope I own the right one when he starts putting together consistent production.

  10. 9thwomanreader says:
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    Is Juan Nicasio or Snell droppable in a 12 person mixed league? I am looking for upside pitching. I also have Happ and Cashner on my team. I usually stream during the week.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Bye Felica: Snell ‘ya later

    • Moneyball says:
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      Cashner is an easy drop. Would you even care if someone else picked him up?!
      Snell will be back soon.

  11. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Lil Szczur slangin pizza pizzas and the Roarke the plain the plain —> good stuff Grey!

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What’s up?

    a. Too bad for Papa Wemba. Died on stage after collapsing in Ivictory Coast. Such is life for Congolese singers. Look, they caught it LIVE on stage….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh2p3LgB1pk….. That’s reality TV in only 01m22s!!!

    b. Called up Sean Rodriguez today for a batty call to face JLDR. Is JLDR good to go today? If it’s Bettis than Rodriguez prolly sits, then I’ll have to add someone else.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 25)

    Eric: ‘Maybe they’re trying to get our attention.’
    Horatio: ‘And now (queue the sunglasses) they’ve got mine.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yikes B. I have it here saying it’s JldR C. Ha!

  13. Don says:
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    Shallow mixer, keep 3. Panicking owner offered me Correa, Miggy, and Archer for my Arenado. Who’s crazier? Him for offering or me for rejecting?

    • Muskysmell says:
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      @Don:

      Wow, I’d hit accept and never look back.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Don: what are you waiting for? Him to add Trout or Kershaw in the deal? Sheeshhhh

      • Don says:
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        @Bye Felica: Nolan is so handsome though. It’s so hard to let go!

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Don: It’s true! But think logically with your brain only. Arenado for Correa would be fair, possibly leaning towards Correa but with Arenado playing in Coors it could be almost even. Add to that Archer AND Miggy!!! That is a slam dunk winning trade for you. Accept immediately.

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Grey

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      You, Don

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Mmm, udon

    • Hawk says:
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      @Don:

      This trade is so lobsided in your favor it would be vetoed in many leagues.

      1) Hit accept.
      2)
      C) (there is no C)
      3) Profit

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Don: Sorry but playing in such a league is no fun at all. The guy offering you this cant be very crisp nor a competent fantasy player. Yeah, accept it but as i said, there is no point and no excitement playing in leagues like this.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Moscowitz: mosco is right, either the 1st or 2nd time you win a league like that you feel dirty.

  14. Fister Furbush says:
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    Golf clap* nice write up, as always.

    ROS- Adam Jones or Michael Brantley?
    Jones is still batting third in between Davis and Machado and he seems healthy-ish.
    Brantley…well, I would spend too much time counting stats and I think I have better things to do. Or do I?

    Thanks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Fister Furbush: I’d want Jones, Home Park advantage, stacked lineup compared to Cleveland, both are injury risk.
      Jones is my pick

  15. Muskysmell says:
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    Mister Grey,
    Someone dropped Corey Dickerson in my 12 team mixed roto….That’s a bit silly don’t you think?
    I don’t necessarily need him because my outfield is loaded but my 3rd outfielder is Heyward and my Util is occupied by Delino.
    I could possibly use the versatility on my roster (in case injuries or if I need to swap with Delino if my steals are already high during the year). Should I pick him up? And if so how much of my FAAB? (I got $125 left)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Muskysmell: throw $10 out there if you miss there’s other fish in the waiver sea. Guys rise up all year

  16. Chuzwozza says:
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    Hey Grey

    Thanks for the bumper weekend writeup! (And indeed all the work week in, week out).

    Is it time to cut loose Leake? Regular 12-teamer. Not really as safe as I’d hoped …

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chuzwozza: Yes lose him

      • J-Mo says:
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        @Grey:

        Two points on Leake to back up why I am holding.

        1) Look back at Leake’s career numbers in April vs. the rest of the season. He always gets better.

        2) Pitch selection trends. The local Cardinal broadcast did a story about how the Cardinals asked Leake to rely more on Yadi for his pitch selection than he has relied on past catchers. As a result, Leake is throwing way more of his secondary pitches this year instead of relying so heavily on the sinker. This is, apparently, because Yadi believes Leake’s secondary pitches to be better than Leake gives them credit for if he can only get comfortable throwing them. To this point, Leake has admittedly not been comfortable with it. Yadi has stated that part of that is he is still learning the best way to call a game for Leake. But Yadi also said he believes Leake has such an array of good pitches that he will eventually become Yadi’s favorite pitcher to call a game for. There is enough track record with Yadi for me to believe that Leake will drastically improve once those two get the kinks ironed out and get on the same page.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1) Fair enough 2) Could be… Why I’m moving on in shallower leagues? He doesn’t have that much upside even if he’s going well

      • Chuzwozza says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey and Jef. J-Mo, I appreciate your faith but my pitching staff is something of a dumpster fire at the moment so think Mr Leake may have to be shown the door.

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    Who are you more concerned about right now, Miggy C or Fielder? Both have been awful so far. If you could deal Miggy for Prince and C-Mart in a dynasty would you do it, or need more?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      Hey G

      Pick one of these hogs ROS (Souza was dropped for some odd reason) I own Harper Mookie Trumbo Nomar need a 5th outfielder.
      Souza (just dropped for whatever reason)
      Grichuk (yeah he’s still on the wire)
      Span
      Parra
      Raj Davis
      Obdul Herrdurrrrra

      Kinda looking speed power combo but it’s not mandatory since i own D Gordon too.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Bye Felica: Id grab Souza

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: That’s the way i was leaning

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: So you mean you wouldn’t consider the deal? I think there’s reasons to worry about both so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Miggy over Fielder

  18. Eric says:
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    K Seager and Lester for Puig, Velasquez and Tomlin

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Eric: id want the lester side. Velasquez will be shutdown early. Plus I think Puig is a choad. I refuse to own him in any league lmao

  19. Big league choo says:
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    12 team keep up to 10 6×6 ops league

    Which side?

    Abreu (38$) or

    Ho Park (15$), Duda (4$)

  20. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Well I’m 3-0 thanks to you and the rest of the Razzball staff. Already more games than I won last season… Thanks!

    This is a 12-team, $260 salary cap keeper league where we sign players to $5 per year plus current salary two years after their rookie contract expires (whatever you bought them for in the auction or free agency). So a $1 player signed for 3 years is $16, 4 years $21, etc.

    My question is… Giolito and Urias are now on the waiver wire, so how much should I spend on Giolito and Urias and who do I cut from my bench considering I’m 3-0 and in it to win it this year.

    My bench:

    Yoan Moncada $6 contract decision March 2017
    AJ Reed $1 contract decision March 2017

    Jose Berrios $1 contract decision March 2018
    Andrew Benintendi $1 contract decision March 2018
    Blake Snell $1 contract decision March 2018
    Alex Reyes $1 contract decision March 2018

    My roster is:

    C – Ramos but who cares
    1B – Votto $30 could be kept next season
    2B – Pedrioa likely this year only as he’s $15 but could keep him
    3B – Tyler White $5 contract decision March 2018
    SS – Seager $21 for 4 years
    OF – Polanco $16 for 2
    OF – JD Martinez $13 for 2
    OF – Joc Pederson $16 for 3
    DH- Freeman $21 this year only
    OF – Buxton $21 for 3 (riding pine as we start 3 OFs)

    SP – JoFer $21 for 3 years
    SP – Matz $1 contract decision March 2017
    SP – Salazar $4 contract decision March 2017
    SP – Iglesias $1 contract decision March 2017
    SP – Maeda $7 contract decision March 2018

    RP – Jansen $12 salad
    RP – Melacon $12 wilty, salad that the waiter may have dropped on the floor

    Also our scoring (head to head) actually favors pitching over hitting slightly.

    Thanks for your help!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wild Thing: Nice! I’d check with Ralph, but Reyes and Benintendi for $3 on Urias and $5 on Giolito

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

  21. Bye Felica says:
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    My question is why are the top rated pitching prospects on the wire in a keeper league?

    • Wild Thing says:
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      @Bye Felica:

      Good question. The owner dropped them because of salary cap constraints for next season as he would have had to sign them March 2017 and picked up similar prospects for $1 that need to be signed in March 2018 getting him an extra year of eligibility. So with that, any thoughts on how much to spend on Urias and Giolito? It’s a $100 FAAB. Thanks!

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Wild Thing: shessh… man that’s rough because there’s so many variables in a dynasy format. Win now mode, building for the future, etc. I play in a nba dynasty where anyone added during the season becomes a $1 keeper forever. There is no reason for me to not bid $100 on both in that format if it was mlb but i really don’t want to give you bad advice because I really have no clue what i would do in that situation. I’ll leave this for a dynasty baseball pert. So how much is it to keep them if you win the bid? Is that the keeper price or? Every league has different FAAB rules

        • Wild Thing says:
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          @Bye Felica:

          If you win the bid that is the keeper price. So bidding $10 on Giolito means you keep him for two years at $10 and then make a decision whether to sign him ($5 per year plus $10 current salary) or keep him one more year at the same price.

  22. Oranje says:
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    Gausman comes off the DL for two starts this week….In order to play him and keep him on my team I need to drop WY Chen. Would you rather have Chen or Gausman? If both sound exciting…I could drop VMart instead and keep both pitchers. My bench also has Baez and Mazara on it…and I have been starting Morales as my UTL. Who to drop…?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Oranje: i dont think he starts twice this week.

      • Oranje says:
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        @Grey: drop them both?

  23. Tigres says:
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    Stream Colon vs CIN (Finnegan) or Hendricks vs MIL (Nelson)? About even on SON.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Tigres: flip a coin. It’s hit or miss id lean Hendrickat Wrigley especially with weather coming in. Wind will keep the ball down plus he’s a groundball pitcher. The Cubs hit Nelson fairly well if I recall. Plus Rizzo is starting to look like he’s dialed in

  24. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Justin upton to pick up Corey Dickerson(tampa)?
    Thx

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: No

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: nope, we’re not even in May yet …. You have to be patient to play fantasy baseball

  25. Hack-E says:
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    d’Arnaud, Gomes, Mesoraco in order sound about right?

  26. Dick trickle says:
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    Should I drop deshields for Rasmus at this point?

    • Scott says:
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      @Dick trickle: No. Rasmus is still a hot schmotato until proven otherwise. Only drop other schmotatos for him.

  27. Jonathan A says:
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    This is my Pitching in a 12 team keeper:

    Jose Fernandez
    Gerrit Cole
    Carlos Martinez
    Jordan Zimmerman
    Taiwan Walker
    Kenta Maeda
    Fransico Liriano
    Jeff Samardjai
    Drew Smyly
    Snell on NA
    Homer Bailey and Henderson Alvarez on DL

    Who would you trade for a bat….Could I move two pitchers for a bat and be ok?
    I’m thinking Liriano and Smyly ( since I have Snell) for something….

    thoughts?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jonathan A: i think you could trade 4 or 5 pitchers for a bat. You have WAYYY TOO MANY STUD ARMS.

      I’m honestly scared to ask you to post your offense. Ha

      Let m guess, you’re crushing the pitching cats?

      • Jonathan A says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        Stephen Vogt
        José Abreu
        Javier Báez
        Cory Seager
        Kyle Seager
        Adrian Beltre
        Betts
        Springer
        Cain
        Buxton
        Fielder
        Polanco
        Carlos Gómez

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Jonathan A: Don’t play in 5 team leagues…

          • Jonathan A says:
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            @Swfcdan: Its a 10 team league Season 3

    • Hawk says:
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      @Jonathan A:

      Sell high on Maeda and Samardzjia. Unlikely to be more valuable than they are right now.

  28. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Kyle Seager was dropped in my league, 10 team H2H points keep 5 forever, daily lock. I have 1st waiver claim. I have Bryant @ 3rd but when he plays 3 more games in the OF he will have OF eligibility.
    I would drop Schoop, he is a backup 2B, to Odor and sometimes a fill in at utility.

    I NEED to do this right??? What do you think Grey?

  29. William Hung says:
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    Current FAs who have my attention and wondering who to add. How would you rank the following – Desmond, Yasmany, Grichuck, Calhoun, Domingo, and Khris

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @William Hung: Calhoun & Grichuk should be owned in just about any format imho

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Interesting drops just now: Tyler White and Delino DeShields

        A lot of blogs are loving on Tyler White – I figure he should also be owned everywhere

  30. Slam says:
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    Just got offered Michael Brantley and Matz for Trevor story. It’s a keeper league and story is like a dollar to keep, Matz is 14.

    should I accept? Is it a good trade for him?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Slam: meh, I dont trust Brantley to play 120 games. Matz isn’t Thor. I think you can do better. Story is still hovering near the top 10, he’s playing at a shallow position for power, in the best hitters park. Plus he’s hitting at the top of the lineup. Nope, I’d ride em out for that price.

    • Grey

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      @Slam: I’d take Brantley/Matz

  31. Sean says:
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    I currently have Carlos Santana, Aledmys Diaz, and Albert Pujols rotating for my 2 utility spots. Would you drop any of them for either Chris Carter, Ian Desmond, or Yasmany Tomas?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Sean: id find a way to Get Carter!!!!

      Wasn’t that a 90’s movie? Jajaja

  32. Peter says:
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    Why the shot at Corbin? Is it just the lack of Ks?

    Also, are you still high on DeShields? He was just dropped in my league, but SB total is disappointing so far.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Peter: Grab Deshields if you have the space

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter: Agree with F

  33. Wacha wacha says:
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    Hi Grey. I sent out this trade a few days prior to Maedas start when everyone was saying to sell and it got accepted late last night. Which side do you prefer in 10 team h2h?

    Maeda and T walker or price ?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wacha wacha: I want Price, it’s not close. Proven Ace, with numbers to back it up

  34. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Love how Gyorko went into Petco and reminded the Padres what they gave up..lol

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: funnier what gyorko will quickly turn back into when he’s not playing SD.

  35. Brian says:
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    16 team 6×6 dynasty h2h that used QS and k/bb. 3 questions.
    1. have gausman coming off the DL. league doesn’t use holds but trying to accumulate MRs with good K/ratios and shot to close. So I picked up Neris. Would you drop him or peavy (I’m pretty much just streaming him at home). Other SPs (who have largely been inconsistent are price, fernandez, sonny gray, liriano, salazar, teheran, clay, jaime garcia, karns. RPs are pap, melancon, perkins, madson, strop, oh, verrett (stashed in the hope he gets another shot in rotation due to injury), neris. So guess it comes down to who would you drop from neris, peavy, verrett?
    2. Looking to deal OF depth for SP. standard cats plus ops. don’t want to move an elite OF. I have stanton, cruz, marte, brantley, blackmon, dickerson, harrison. been offered kennedy for dickerson. I kinda like kennedy in front of that KC defense but I know he hasn’t been any great shakes in recent years and not sure if he’s any different than the other question marks in my rotation. Move dickerson for Kennedy?
    3. stash voth on my minors roster and drop barraclough?
    Thanks grey! i just looked up fantasy humanitarian in my pretend dictionary and saw your picture!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: 1. Logan 2. It’s fair 3. Sure Ha thanks!

  36. Relsh says:
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    I neeed to pick two start this week in a 6×6: Yasiel Puig, Starlin Castro, and/or Yasmany Tomas

    • Grey

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      @Relsh: Don’t know matchups….Puig, Castro

  37. ‘morning, Grey:

    Who’re your top coupla choices between Adonis, Arcia, Rajai, Chris Owings, Chris Coghlan, Khris Davis, and Adam Duvall? And would you drop that person for a healthy Saunders once he’s back in the lineup? In this league,sadly, I need help across all offensive categories except SBs.

    Also, would you trade Heyward to get Justin Upton?

    And are you starting Pomeranz today @SF in a deep league?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

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      @Enrique: Khris…Over Saunders…. Yes, Upton…. Yes, Pom

  38. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Unsure about whether to play Pomeranz @ SF today. SON has him as a -4.4 but I do need to get enough starts in this week. Worth the risk or bench? Personally leaning towards starting him but wanted to see what you thought.

    As always, thanks a lot!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobbo: Id start him

    • Grey

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      @Bobbo: Agree with F

  39. Whattodo says:
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    i need a catcher and a pitcher… Drop Pineda and nicasio for either

    1) Wellington castillo, yan Gomes

    And, one of

    2) tanner Roark, Matt Moore

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Whattodo: Castillo, Roark

  40. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Tyler white and pick up either Corey Dickerson , Souza, or Jake lamb?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Dickerson

  41. Moneyball says:
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    Love the people who were dropping Wellington 3 days into the season.

    Is there a term for a 2-start pitcher – weekly leagues – who gets bombed in his first start and then totally redeems himself (Matz, Rodon, Roark) in the 2nd?
    Maybe… Happy ending?

    • Moneyball says:
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      Fair warning to daily leaguers… since the above has become my team’s MO… Salazar, Taijan and Pomeranz could each (all) have a case of the Mondays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moneyball: Nah, open to (other) suggestions

      • Zach says:
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        They’re a Lloyd Christmas. “Just when I think you couldn’t be any dumber, you go and do something like this. AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!”

        • Grey

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          Ha!

        • Moneyball says:
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          Works… Lloyd Christmas.

  42. Kevin G says:
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    Weekly lineup, have to sit one:

    Roark @ STL
    Leake home vs Nationals
    Kazmir home vs Marlins
    Liriano home vs Reds
    Karns home vs Astros

    • Grey

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      @Kevin G: Karns, Kazmir, Leake

    • Hawk says:
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      @Kevin G:

      I may be crazy but I’m sitting Roark. You just got your big game out of him out of nowhere. How often do guys have a start like that and follow it with another good game?

      Otherwise, it’s Karns.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Kevin G: Just a head’s up, but Roark is going Thursday vs. the Phils (Nola) due to Ross being skipped.

  43. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Can I finally drop Giles? I was holding him on my bench but oh boy

    • Bye Felica says:
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      2534575″>Harper’sBetterThanTrout: That drop should have happened 2 weeks ago. I traded for him, he shit on my ratios by giving up 3 bombs, I dropped him. You might as well hang on till May to see if he gives up another hr.

      Somebody deserves to feel my pain HAHAHAHA

  44. Live wire says:
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    Qualls or oh saves hold league

  45. Rbid for her pleasure says:
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    Quick trade question. I have been offered story rendon and Nate karns for caste llanos and bumgarner or syndegarden in a keep forever roto scoring league. Do you think story is a stud or just average thanks in advance.

  46. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    that’s true on NY’ers, been there one time and it was entirely clear who the tourists were, the ones who respected cars, everybody else just walked right in front of them unless it was maybe less than 15-20 feet. it was cool walking right out in front of cars,try that in most midwestern cities though…. splat.

  47. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning bud,
    Hope you had a good weekend.

    H2H is funny part II:
    I had my matchup virtually locked up going into Sunday. My team then goes bonkers and hits 6 HRs and I’m sitting there upset. “Save them for next week what are you guys doing!!!???

    You have any idea what is going to happen with Erasmo now? The guy has been nothing short of great, are our hopes of a rotation spot for him done, now? Or can he still be the 5th starter for a while? I haven’t been able to find anything on it.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Hey, Phil. What’s up? Just my 0.02$. I too am in love with Erasmo. I read somewhere that Cash loves Erasmo too but in the swingman role because has never seen anyone as good as Erasmo in that role. So he doesn’t want to remove him from the role. Just what I read here and there.

      Hope you’re doing well, man.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Hey Ante! good to hear from you, bud. I’m doing okay, hope everything is well!

    • Grey

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      @Phil of the Future: You too! I’d like to get a six homer week in some leagues…Phi,l you got all the good problems! Erasmo is likely long man/fill-in rotation guy

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I do have quite the offense this year it’s looking like early…
        Pitching, different story. So if I’m holding Erasmo in a deep league it’s essentially waiting for a spot to open up. You’d guess when they need a 5th starter again, I think it’s early May, they’re going back to Snell, right?

        Also, while we’re on the Rays, I own Souza everywhere. Sell high or breakout year? Or somewhere inbetween….

  48. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Great write up. Pissed I missed out on Snell last week. When do you think it’s acceptable to start stashing Manaea, Berrios, Glasnows of the fantasy world? Who do you think is the first called up? Best stash? Probably will drop Latos for one of them.

    • Scott says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Snell was ok. I wouldn’t sweat it. Be sure to check Ralph’s posts for callup information. He really likes Manaea.

  49. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey great posts as always! Hope u had a great weekend!

    H2h pts/weekly lock league.

    Hold on to Grichuk or drop him? I’d be looking into either piscotty, Aledymys Diaz, Melvin upton jr, Eduardo Nunez, wil Myers (1b/OF), Jerrod dyson, pagan.

    My team

    C- salty

    1b- rizzo

    2b- odor

    3b- Kyle seager

    SS- Xander bogartes

    IF- story

    OF- harper
    OF- polanco
    OF- joc pederson
    OF- mazara

    DH- trumbo (DH, OF, 1b)

    Utility Grichuk

    Bench- conforto, moustakas, lindor , yasmany Tomas (3b/OF)

    Based on my lineup would you make any changes? Im thinking benching Kyle seager for moustakas, any other changes you’d recommend?

    One last Q, I’m not getting into my SP’s, but for my RP hold onto my Hector rodon or drop him for either Ryan madsen or papelbon?

    Thanks grey! Have a good one!

    • Grey

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      @Green monstah: Hold Grichuk….Moose over Seager…Hold Rodon

  50. dude says:
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    Stripling or Hill for the season?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @dude: streamers. Hill has intriguing K/9 but he’ll RA Dickey you twice a month. I never heard of the other guy until April of this year.

  51. Bloop or Bomb says:
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    Picked up Shelby Miller last week off waivers, didn’t start him because of the mechanics issues….is he worthy of a start tomorrow?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bloop or Bomb: No, I don’t even think he’s roster able in a 12er. I hate him

  52. Jon says:
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    Castillo over Martin?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jon: Yes

    • Grey

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      @Jon: Agree with F

  53. H-to-the-Rizzo says:
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    Grey-

    I give David Robertson and Corey Seager
    I get Carlos Correa and Kelvin Herrera

    I stocked up on closers in the draft getting Kimbrel, Wade Davis, Robertson, and then added Jenmar Gomez and Gregerson for just this scenario. I love Correa but what say you and your mustache?

  54. Matty says:
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    Great stuff.
    What kind of pitching can I target in exchange for a superfluous Pujols in a 12 teamer? (Grande Dolor at 1B and my UTIL is usually him or Polanco)
    How far down the top 100 of a bat can I offer for a discounted David Price? He’ll be back, right?

    Thanks!

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Sounded good in my head, but super unclear actually. Second question is “where in your top 100/ 500 is the least valuable player you think one could ship for Price in a redraft?”
      Poorly worded thought exercise.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Matty: I have him on speed dial. Hold on while i call him and ask him if he’ll be back…..

      ….nope he said he’s going to play for the 49ers. Kapernick lost his job so David wants to play QB

    • Grey

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      @Matty: Try Dickerson maybe? Prolly Adam Jones-ish…. Maybe CarGomez, one struggling hitter for a struggling SP… I’d let Pujols gain some value in the next week or so when he gets hot

  55. Live wire says:
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    C realmuto
    1b belt
    2b schoop
    Ss Seager
    If Lindor
    3b Frazier
    Of trout,upton,jd,marte
    Util deshields, Franco
    Bench lamb

    Drop lamb for Khris Davis or Herrera ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Live wire: Id want Herrera on your team for a little more speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Live wire: I’d go Davis, unless you need SBs

  56. Jogon says:
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    Yan Gomes was dropped.

    I already avec W.Ramos and Mesoraco.

    Is Gomes worth a number 2 waiver pick on a 16 teams league ? Drop Mesoraco ?

    Tks

    • kenly0 says:
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      @Jogon: I’d hold

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jogon: Unless its a 2 catcher league, don’t roster 2 catchers…I wouldn’t use your waiver spot on him either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Agree with F

  57. Live wire says:
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    Tried Lindor for Harvey
    What pitcher do I go after now?

  58. Matty says:
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    Great stuff.
    What kind of pitching can I target in exchange for a superfluous Pujols in a 12 teamer? (Grande Dolor at 1B and my UTIL is usually him or Polanco)
    How lousy of a bat can I realistically offer for a discounted David Price? He’ll be back, right?

    Thanks!

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Sorry about that. Phone is being stutterery

  59. dem ribbies says:
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    You think DeShields starts channeling his inner DeShizz soon? Kind of seems like DeWindow is closing with Maraza and Desmond hitting well (and the latter running well too). Choo and JHammy’s return aren’t gonna make this any better either. I’m playing wait and see this week but wondering… You sticking or moving at the moment?

  60. Scott says:
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    Desmond was available in one of my leagues before the weekend, but I refrained from picking him up. The wounds are still too fresh, man!

  61. Scott says:
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    I heard some guy named Davis was next in line for king of short-schedule days, so I picked up Khris everywhere I could.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I got Jordy in Coors

  62. robert says:
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    Roark for president. Hey would u dump piscotty for dickerson?

  63. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    In the ongoing Ken Giles Files of interest only to me, I finally dropped Ken Giles, after realizing I probably shouldn’t keep a middle reliever who’s not in line for saves and who I don’t even want in my everyday lineup. Please feel free to add him now, given he’ll obviously get 40 saves.

    I picked up Logan Forsythe, even though I don’t trust any player named “Logan,” since that wasn’t a name when I was a kid, except for Wolverine and that guy running from turning 30. Now the Rays have, like, three Logans in their starting nine. Related: Oldness.

  64. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Was offered Freeman for Ian Kennedy in a 1400IP league on Yahoo.

    My pitching is really good, but so is my hitting – so thought I’d stack another bat. Is Freeman’s start something that is changing his preseason rankings or should I still go mainly on that?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jammer McSlam: I dont like Freeman but id take him for Kennedy

    • Hawk says:
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      @Jammer McSlam:

      It’s been three weeks and Freeman is a consistent hitter. As long as he’s healthy, he’ll hit. I’d take that deal

  65. kenly0 says:
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    12 team roto keep 15 at $320. $5 increase each year. Which side do you like?

    S. Castro $22, Conforto $14, Berrios $10 or
    Wong $16, Pollock $20, Samardjiza $17

    Thanks brother. Keep up the good work.

  66. Scott says:
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    I joked about Jeanmar’s ratios the other day, but I just noticed they’re better than Jeurys Familia’s right now.

  67. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    c: Saltalamacchia
    1b: Votto
    2b: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Trout, Marte, Sano
    Util: Pujols, Franco
    Bench: Desmond
    SP: Snydergaard, Samardzija, Iglesias, Liriano, Matz, Nola
    RP: 4 closers

    Better add: Duda, Carter, Iwakuma(waiver)?

    Drop Saltalamacchia for d’Arnaud?

      • TOGMAN says:
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        @Grey: I have an open roster spot and these are the best players available.

        Salty has been nice but with McCann back next week, not sure how that will play out… d’Arnaud is best catcher available.

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That video of Carrasco going down makes it look like this could be an out-for-the-season sort of thing. UGH.

    1. In other news…JUpton has been . . . not great (particularly when you look at those peripherals and see that 41% K-rate, 4% BB rate and his .360 BABIP). Do you have any concerns / would you be looking to sell to someone who buys into the bounce back?

    2. As a Carrasco owner, would you be looking to flip JUpton for a struggling ace like Archer or Price?

    3. In a daily lineup OBP OPS H2H league where Delino is your bench bat and main guy for SB – do you like O. Herrera or Dyson over Deshizz as that pure speed play who won’t kill your ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yeah, could be…. 1. Nah, he gets crazy hot at some point 2. If you need an SP and not an OF, it’s fair, wouldn’t likely do it 3. Hold

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Yeah, I think I’ll just hold and maybe err on the side of benching him over a guy on a tear like Rasmus until he starts doing something.

        Since it’s a pretty shallow H2H, my weekly pitching strategy is almost always streaming, so an elite pitcher isn’t worth as much to me as an elite hitter.

  69. knucks says:
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    96th!!

    Hah, great post and thanks as always, hope you had a solid weekend.

  70. lb. sand says:
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    J Ross worth holding in a 10t roto league?
    Stream the spot or drop for one of these:
    M Moore
    K Hendricks

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lb. sand: Stream, Hendricks (don’t know their matchups)

  71. Mordacious Levator says:
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    whoah, there’s gotta be less than a 5% chance of you being on the hosmer side of that, right?

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: that comment based mostly on how much you love frazier and have always mentioned hosmer as boring no homer guy (which he is), but of course selling off mazara who might not even have a job soon now isn’t bad for redrafts, and we of course don’t know your closer/1B situation at this point in that league. you might have like pujols/t.white/arenado and have drafted storen/perkins for all we know.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have Cishek and Ramos, but far from lighting up the b. scores

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Mordacious Levator: I have a disease that makes me over value prospects. It’s bad, and sometimes I spend all day on the toilet.

          I really needed power too….

  72. Say no to Steven! says:
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    Greylord! 2-1 thanks for the help so far. I survived the -9 from Sanchez and 1 from schoop, thank you beef welly.

    For this week, what do you think about 2 start gausman?

    It’s him or 1 start liriano vs cincy
    Or smyly vs Toronto

    H2h points league…. Smyly dealt last week for me but Toronto on a 1 start week?

  73. lb. sand says:
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    10T H2H points:
    Hold Aaron Sanchez or stream?

    • Hawk says:
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      @lb. sand:

      These questions always depend on who’s available but in a vacuum, hold.

  74. K-Rich says:
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    10 man redraft and points, with points scheme heavily favors SPs. Need to drop one of the following (Gausman’s on my DL, need to activate for start today):

    Urias
    Giolito
    Snell
    Gray
    Gausman

    Whose the odd man out???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K-Rich: All of them? Urias

      • K-Rich says:
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        @Grey: Yea, quite the farm system….We roster up to 13 SPs and I may have a hoarding problem…

  75. Ruben says:
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    Schoop or Starlin for weekly roto this week?

  76. Oppo Taco says:
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    story and berrios for felix hernandez in a keeper?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Oppo Taco:

      As long as you’re getting Story and Berrios, yes.

  77. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Ian Desmond! He must’ve read my post last week about believing in him. Maybe I should have faith in more things…..

    Hey when you figure out how to find anything new on any streaming site at all, pass it along Grey. It’s like Netflix is trying to trick me into watching The Ranch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: NTR! That’s Never The Ranch…. Also don’t have any interest in the girl who has a stroke and loses her facilities…And I should!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Haha, what is the stroke one? I’ve been trying to catch up on recorded things and Thrones and haven’t been on Netflix or Amazon lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, me too, but saw the stroke one about some girl who strokes out at a young age, then has to learn to talk… Forget the name of it, but don’t want to watch it, and Netflix keeps pushing it b/c they produced it

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Surprised the lady hasn’t said anything about that one to me.

            I’m a full season behind both Veep and Silicon Valley. You into the HBO shows?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh hell yeah, Veep’s great, Silicon Valley is brilliant… Love all the HBO Sunday shows right now

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                Yeah this is the best Sunday night lineup for sure. I need to get caught up on Veep and Silicon Valley pronto. Last Week Tonight makes me laugh harder than most shows too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’ve never watched Last Week other than watching 20 min clips online, which have been great

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    I am the least political person and I love that show. You should definitely give it a try. Hilarious.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m not a political person either, love all the clips I’ve seen of him, one of those shows that I’m not even sure why I don’t watch, like Archer

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Oh god, Archer is fantastically absurd. Yes, you do need to watch that.

                      The show that I never knew was so good was Parks & Rec. I just assumed a network comedy wasn’t funny.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I feel like I need to watch it, I want to watch it, and then I never watch it….

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      That’s how I was with Breaking Bad until I just binged the entire series.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, BB was awesome… BCS is solid too

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Yeah, BB was that show I knew I’d like, wanted to watch, but never did until it was over.

                      Yeah Saul is good, I was in the convo about your exploding plane theory.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s right! I’m holding tight to that plane coming back to affect BCS

  78. Mcgaffer says:
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    Blockbuster offer…maybe
    Current lineup-
    Sal Perez
    Freeman
    Altuve
    Desmond
    Donaldson
    Trout/CarGom/Crush Davis
    Staff seems a little thin-
    Arrieta/Salazar/Rodon/Cashner/Lackey/Fiers/Wood/Chen

    Been offered Kershaw/Rasmus for Crush/Salazar….

    Do I pull the trigger?

      • Mcgaffer says:
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        @Grey:

        I might be able to up Rasmus into Grichuk, soes that tip the scales?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about the same

    • Hawk says:
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      @Mcgaffer:

      I would. Rasmus might be a hot schmotato right now but he may also have finally clicked.

      April – August 2015: 15 HR / .230 BA
      Sept/Oct 2015: 8 HR / .290 BA

      This year:
      .293 BA / 7 HR so far

      And your staff starts out Arrieta / Kershaw which has to be the best 1-2 in the league.

  79. Rags says:
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    NL only league with no bench so you get every start no matter what.

    Need someone to replace Chris Heston. Blair, Wisler or Cesar Vargas, or a high K reliever like Neris?

    Thanks!

  80. John says:
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    Drop deshields in points lg add domingo ?

  81. Chosen One Chosen One says:
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    14 team H2H redraft:

    Yasmani Grandal or Wellington Castillo ROS?

    Cut Jarrod Dyson, Kyle Seager, or Odubel Herrera to stream pitching?

    Thanks!

  82. KeeblerMN says:
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    Better 2 start pitcher pick up this week?:

    Teheran – vs Bos and @ CHC
    or
    Ubaldo – @ TB and vs CHW

  83. Eric says:
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    Have #1 option on Free agents. Justin Upton was dropped. Is it worth using #1 pick to lose someone for JUp?

    C Grandal
    1B Rizzo
    2B Carpenter
    3B Tomas
    SS Story
    OF JMart
    OF Cutch
    OF Puig
    U Fowler
    U Fowler
    B O Herrera
    B Forsythe
    SP Kluber
    SP CMart
    SP Ventura
    SP McHugh
    SP Velasquez
    SP Kendricks
    SP M Moore
    Sp Tomlin
    RP Jansen
    RP Britton
    RP Miller

    • Hawk says:
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      @Eric:

      You have two Fowlers.

      Yes, JUp is worthy of spending #1 wavier claim. CAn lose Herrera for sure for him. Maybe one of your two Fowlers ;)

      • knucks says:
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        @Hawk: J-Up would be more useful/important than at least 75% of almost all of our rosters. You add him now and wait for him to leave a skidmark on whoever decided to drop him. ‘Cause when J-Up goes on a streak, he is not messing around.

    • ferris says:
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      @Eric: that is good fortune, you must be on santa’s “nice” list

  84. knucks says:
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    For anyone curious about Berrios…

    Just read a homer blog stating that the date to circle would be May 23rd. Couple reasons were listed… first time Milone faces a lineup for the second time (KC), gives the Twins a little less than a month to see if there is something fixable with Milone/be sure that Berrios is ready, blah blah.

    One other thing to note. The extra year deadline “likely” has passed. Why can’t we just get friggen actual dates on those things at some point? I mean I know all the answers to that question already, but its just bothersome. Maybe just me.

    Anywho, let’s just root for Milone implosions every 5th day and bump that date up a week or three?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Should also note that if for some reason Milone pitches a few days prior to the KC series that starts on the 23rd, it will be against the sploo jays (in MIN).

        Envisioning/rooting for an explosion of Toronto bats in MIN the weekend before Memorial Day.

  85. Birdis says:
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    Rank Desmond, LeMahieu, Odor at MI?

    Shallow H2H (8 teams)
    Bat Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OBP, SLG, SB

  86. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! in 10 team 5×5 roto league,

    – K-Rod or Rodney ROS?
    – Drop T White for A Diaz ?

    Thnks!!

    • JohnnyBeGood says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: or ok to drop K-Rod for Diaz ?

  87. rottenpicks says:
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    you would trade story for Kluber? I need pitching and just lost Carrasco?

    12 man league 6×6 I have boagarts

  88. David says:
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    I just traded White for Pujols this past weekend. It was nice to see the homer yesterday even if I didn’t get it.

  89. Haven’t heard much about Tyler White lately…word on the street is that he may have a very lightly used Honda Civic for sale…

    • David says:
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      @Wake Up: White will hit, I just couldn’t pass on Pujols.

      • @David: Nice move. I didn’t even see your post yet when I wrote that. Kismet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Yeah, he’s got about another 3 days on my roster

  90. PED Inc says:
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    Who do you think is best for ROS, I hate to do it but I have to drop or trade at least one to cover some injuries.

    Corbin

    Ventura

    Smyly

    Jaime Garcia

    Please rank,
    thanks buddy!

    • Hawk says:
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      @PED Inc:

      Presuming K’s are a stat:

      Smyly, Ventura, Garcia, Corbin

      Garcia will get hurt. He always gets hurt. If you keep him, prepare for it.

  91. Charlie says:
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    6×5 including opb. Have an OF of Trout, Stanton, Heyward, Mazara, Belt, DeShields. Have Segura, Odor, Addison, Schoop at 2nd. Someone just dropped Eaton. Drop Schoop for Eaton?

    Also, I have Salty at catcher. Someone dropped Lucroy. Drop Salty for Lucroy?

    Thanks!

    • Charlie says:
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      @Charlie:

      Also Neil Walker is available. Walker or Eaton over what I have?

      Lucroy over Salty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charlie: Sure, Eaton…. Lucroy….Walker over any hitter not named Altuve

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        So you think I should pick up Eaton in place of Schoop? Pick up Eaton over Walker?

        Are you saying Walker is better than any other 2nd baseman not named Altuve?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker over Eaton and Schoop

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Would you drop Belt for Eaton?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No

              • Charlie says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  92. peacecoast says:
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    gman, love waking up and reading these

    start chen, iglesias, stroman tonight?

    carrasco to DL (FAAB day today hopefully he gets on there by then!):
    rank my waiver wire possible replacements please? bauer, holland, tropeano, cashner, santiago, latos, pomeranz, graveman, ubalso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Thanks! You gotta give me matchups with these start questions…. Pom, Santiago

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: the only one worries me is Iglesias versus Thor/NYM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That doesn’t sound so bad

  93. I am the Walrus says:
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    StreamONater lovers Archer today? You starting or sitting?

    Also pick one? Corbin, Severio, Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I am the Walrus: I never want to start Archer again, but maybe, I’m gonna read about him from some Rays reporters…. Santiago

  94. Live wire says:
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    Rostered manaea in 12 team because I have room, someone dropped snell make that move or stay with mana

  95. peacecoast says:
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    oh another,

    hittertron wants me to bench kemp tonight against madbum

    but upton has been sucking so bad lately…swore I would bench him until he woke up

    what u think? other options to bench are deshizz or mazara

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: graveman…

  96. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which one would you rather start this week:

    J. Ross @STL. (As you noted above, he was supposed to have two starts this week, but they’re skipping the first one due to a blister, so I am slightly concerned he might not be back for the second one either, although it sounds like he should be)
    Wainwright @AZ
    Cashner @SF

    Thanks a lot!

  97. Todd25 says:
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    Trade thoughts?…
    Frazier + Rosenthal for Franco + Santiago + Chapman

    i would be getting Frazier side …
    Santiago is relatively replaceable as my other pitching is: Cole, Archer, Kzar, Rodon, Moore, Ross; bullpen: WDavis, Jepsen, Box (DL) Snell (NA)

  98. RePete says:
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    What do you expect from Devon Travis when he comes back? I’m struggling in a 14-Team H2H OBP League with Schoop and Wong at 2B and I’m looking at FA alternatives. I also have Trea Turner but the Nats don’t seem to be in a rush to bring him up despite Espinosa’s lack of offense. Hopefully, Schoop will get hot again soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Some runs, occasional homer and steal, prolly hit leadoff

  99. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Story or Forsythe for a bench spot. I have Correra and Suarez already at SS. Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jerry: how is Story on waivers? Are you sure that you’re not playing in a league full of Bots or all by yourself?

      Serious Questions

      • Jerry says:
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        @Bye Felica: He’s not on waivers. I’m well aware of him. He had a solid first week and has done nothing but k since. He’s on pace for 300 k’s, making him similar to Mark Reynolds in a head to head points league. You’re making it sound like he’s Arod in his prime.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jerry: This question leads me to believe you are a bear and have just come out of hibernation.

  100. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, who do you like better this week – Joe Ross in STL, or Patrick Corbin at home against STL?

  101. Will says:
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    Ok about to pull the trigger on another OF/UTIL bat. Just wanted to double check on direction after the weekend before I move forward. I’m leaning toward Ozuna because he is young and hits in front of Yelich and Stanton. I prefer balance, but need more HR than SB without destroying my AVG

    What order:

    Khris Davis, Ozuna, Souza Jr., Yasmany?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Will: Souza, Davis, Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Agree with F

  102. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Are we starting Gausman with any confidence this week? 2 starts @ TB, vs CHW

    Also, assuming they don’t put Carrasco on the DL before first pitch tonight, who’s my drop to add Gausman? Grichuk, Nola, Severino are likeliest candidates

  103. I drove cross country in an Ezequiel Carrera to the World Bowling Tour Finals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: This is the best #7 in town

  104. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I walked into the casino and put all my chips on Mazara.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Loving himmmmmm. And thank you for suggesting him as the 1 guy to draft in a keeper league.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Cram It: No need to thank me, it’s my job….quickly runs into phone booth.

  105. Warren says:
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    Someone panicked and dropped Shark. Who do I lose to pick him up (Sunday night FAAB only)

    Nola
    Rodon
    Moore

  106. millenball says:
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    Who do you like r-o-s in an obp league… zobrist or forsythe?

      • millenball says:
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        @Grey:

        cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ta

  107. Wilson says:
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    Souza or Mazara if I need hitting scores? 5×5

  108. Adebisi says:
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    It’s been a quite year on the tommy John surgery front. Did Dr Andrews move on to offing celebs? I’ve never punted a category but I’m considering it this year. I know it’s insanely early to talk such blasphemy but maybe I’m on to something. My league uses on base % instead of avg, slugging instead of home runs, on base % and net steals. Every category is 14 points besides on base (3.5 max points) and net steals (10.5 max points) so steals aren’t as valuable as normal. 3 weeks in and I sit in third place with -5 net steals. 5 behind the next guy and 10 behind the bottom of the pack. I have trout, springer, yelich, deshields and kipnis farting up and down the base paths. So, my question is should I target a player to help me make up the ground. Keep a balanced team. Or go all in w players w high counting stats good percentages that don’t run at all. I’ve never punted a category before and don’t know if it’s suicide or not. Being that steals are weighted a little less than normal does it make sense to avoid them entirely. Thank you for any thoughts. I need all the help I can get. Haa

    • Adebisi says:
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      @Adebisi: I’m sorry, third place in the league dead last in steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adebisi: Ha! Don’t punt, keep a balanced team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Yeah, looks totally functional… He should be working at a car wash like that

      • @Grey: That was Cespy bruh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cespquehanna Hat Company

  109. Pu$$y Control says:
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    My Chris Carter and Aroldis Chapman for his Altuve & Hoover?

  110. Jon Doe says:
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    Looking for one MI and one OF. Which two of: Diaz, Suarez, Desmond, Herrera, Tomas. Id rather not just get a hot schmotato- preferably long term guys. Thanks.

  111. quimmy says:
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    Rodon and Frazier for Arrieta and M.Saunders? What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy: Frazier, it’s fair

  112. Juan says:
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    Do i trade MAzara Albert 4 Salazar D.Murphy? Keeper league. 12 tam H2H.
    i have tanaka harvey iglesias J.Garcia, Tomlin and Mccullers. At first base i have A.Gon, and W. Myerz as my back up. OF include Brantley, Cespedes, Cain, Saunders.

  113. Bye Felica says:
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    Agon and wil myers isn’t a solid plan.
    Find cheaper pitching than giving up a 35 hr guy in Albert

  114. Bye Felica says:
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    I don’t know how you do it hombre. I didnt make it halfway through and I’m wore out. Seeing you do this every single day for 6+ months makes me appreciate what you do here at Razz even more! I need to set up a new paypal and send you a drink!

  115. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    Grey,

    I’m 0-3 in a 6×5 H2H OPS league. I’m starting to panic a bit, and was looking for some advice/reassurance. Thinking of trying to trade a bat or two for pitching to solidify my rotation and open up some room to play waivers for hot schmotatoes.

    C – Cervelli
    1B – Belt
    2B – Castro
    SS – Bogaerts
    3B – Frazier
    OF – Trout, Springer, Polanco, Deshields
    Util – Longoria, Hanley, Carter

    SP – Jo-Fer, Liriano, Hammel, Corbin, Sanchez, Nola, Cashner, Severino, Pomeranz
    RP – K-Rod, Jepsen, Rodney, Seigrist

    Would you advise shopping hitters for starters?

    Thanks for any words of wisdom. And thanks for my morning read!

    — Ron “Rondell” Dell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron Rondell Dell: You don’t need to solidify your pitching, you need to stop starting Liriano until he looks better and stream over holding bench bats, which I’m assuming Carter is…Or trade Longo and Hanley for Price

  116. crock says:
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    Would you swap out Semien for Nunez? Semien has been awful thus far.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: wait really? I was wondering how patient to be with Semien (I dropped Lawrie for him last week and he has sucked hard).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Semien sucked hard? Hehe

  117. PED Inc says:
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    Having a hard time deciding which to start this week, I don’t like either matchups and archer has destroyed me so far. Could this be the week he turns it around?

    Archer vs. Bal and vs. Tor

    Jaime Garcia vs. Wash and @ Arizona

  118. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings.

    10 team Yahoo 6×6(ops & qs) was offered Osuna for my Schoop. This would be for my utility slot.

    Thank you

  119. Jedimasters says:
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    Great read as always Grey. Please rank these SPs in a 10 team points league (pitchers are more valuable than hitters due to point structure)

    Drew Smyly, Garrett Richards, Carlos Rodon, Steven Matz, Joe Ross, Scott Kazmir.

    Thank you!

  120. “Like a mime who lost his keys, he’s locked in” is the reason I come back to this site every day.

    If there were a degree in similles you’d be teaching the class, Professor Gray.

  121. Jason says:
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    In a 20 team h2h dynasty league. standard categories plus QS and Holds. Kazmir and Tillman are on the waiver wire. Which would you prefer? Would there be a difference ROS versus Dynasty?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: jesus, this scares the hell out of me while i own or even stream tillman in very deep leagues.

  122. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    Who wins this trade?

    Team 1: Paul Goldschmidt

    Team 2: Clayton Kershaw

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kas: Everybody

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Goldy

  123. James says:
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    Would you drop Mike Fiers or Matt Wisler to pick up Tanner Roark?

  124. mauledbypandas says:
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    Give me the Frazier/Mazara side on that one easily, but I could see it depending on needs.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @mauledbypandas: pretty much what i meant by “i guess there’s like a 5% chance you are on the hosmer side of that” but maybe he has extra useful 3B he picked up on the cheap (white maybe), an underperforming 1B (pujols) and drafted maybe 2/3rds of perkins/boxy/storen

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: Yeah, I was uncertain which side FML had on that one. I think in a vacuum the Frazier side has way more value, but team needs and all that. I’ve never been too big of a Hosmer fan myself either

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: I have Pujols and Donaldson, he has Arenado and Abreu.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @mauledbypandas: He needs saves and I need power badly. I dropped about 12 points in a week.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah I can understand the thinking then on that. I actually like Frazier this year which I really cannot believe I am saying that, but he should be good for 30+ HR and those guys don’t grow on trees.

  125. ferris says:
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    5×5 roto 12 teams

    1. Addison Russell or Brett Lawrie or Too Close To Care

    2. Who is the worst SP that you would try get for Story and think you won’t be filled with regret if Story finishes well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: 1. Too close 2. High #2, Rodon/Matz area

  126. knucks says:
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    Frazier/Cueto
    or
    Franco/Odorizzi (or maybe Nola)

    League is QS instead of W’s… Rest of categories are standard 5×5 roto 12 teams.

  127. Cram It says:
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    Why is my Scout team producing better numbers than all of my other teams? It’s not supposed to work that way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: My Scout team is bad so far, I think, it’s hard to say when you don’t know what you’re looking at

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I’m getting better at it. There are just so many pages of information, I forget where to go to find what I think I’m looking for. So as long as my name stays at the top of the Home page, I’m content.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As long as Scout doesn’t list top teams last…Don’t underestimate this possibility…

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Good point. They may use a reverse scoring system. Half of me is convinced the stats are being accumulated incorrectly anyway. Though I haven’t had any hitters with an ERA yet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hosmer’s got his ERA down below 3, so he’s my best pitcher

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Cram It: The one good thing I can say about my Scout team is that it is the only team I will ever have on that website! It’s been a chore just to work up the energy for the 47 clicks it takes to set my lineup every week!

      • Cram It says:
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        @mauledbypandas: My favorite part is sitting down Sunday night with a pen and paper, looking up my SP’s starts for the coming week on Yahoo, writing them down, then deciding who to plug in. It’s a blast.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Cram It: Yeah hoping back to NFBC next year. Wonder how many more leagues we got then 2015

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, back to NFBC next year, hopefully

  128. ERad says:
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    Not sure why I don’t live in Southern California – we even drove by the Razzball PO Box!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: I’m really scared

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: So was she…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  129. Sal says:
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    Grey, in a 14 team (OBP/QS instead of AVG/W) league where I have a bit of a glut in OF/UTIL would you trade Carlos Santana for Aaron Nola? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sal: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: Sure

  130. G says:
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    Hey Grey. In my 14 team redraft where they use k/9, was wondering your thoughts on me offering Corbin, stroman, and AJ Reed for salazar and one of Tolleson or Cischek.

    I have depth at pitching with Noah, Lester, Rodon, Nola, joe Ross. While Stroman and Corbin are solid they are not helping in K rate department. As far as closers who get me saves I only have Rodney. I have Dyson so could be good to go with Tolleson. I have Pujols and Piscotty at 1b and its a redraft so figured I can part with Reed. This owner is also loaded on SP prospects so Reed may be enticing as another prospect to fill his bench.

    Go for it? If so, for Tolleson or Cischek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Sure, Tolleson

  131. Mike says:
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    Tyler white or piscotty ROS?
    Piscotty or Souza ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Piscotty….Souza

  132. jojo says:
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    k seagor or dickerson?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  133. Jon Doe says:
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    You starting Walker vs the astros tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Jon Doe: cishek is up next to have a 2 run lead be done in by a rasmus 2 runner in the 9th.

  134. weas says:
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    Drop Schoop for any of these middle infidels in a league which adds OPS? Aside from that 2 homer game he hasn’t been very good.

    Semien, Lawrie, Gennett…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

      • weas says:
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        Drop Schoop for any of these middle infidels in a league which adds OPS? Aside from that 2 homer game he hasn’t been very good.

        Semien, Lawrie, Gennett…@Grey: Thanks!

  135. Jon says:
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    Starting Gausman today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t own him

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jon:

      Starting in the one league we own him. Weekly league so counting on the double start.

  136. Jon says:
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    Strickland, Zych, Nate Jones over Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  137. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    I am yet another Carassco casulty. :( Please be no more than 2 weeks. Plz plz plz. I have never prayed for such selfish reasons in my life!

    Plz pick one-14 team league roto head to head 5×5

    Rodon @ Balt
    Robbie Ray vs Col
    [email protected] oak
    Bauer @ Philly (I blieve)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not selfish, Carrasco would like to come back too, probably…. Rodon

  138. scott steelers says:
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    Which DL stash would you rank the Worst. Homer, Daniel Norris, desclafani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homer

  139. Chicken Shack says:
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    Chris Archer. Weekly draft and hold. Have to be bench v Baltimore and the Jays? Brutal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting him has been more brutal

      • Chicken Shack says:
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        @Grey:
        Note to self. Screw AL East pitchers in 2017.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously

  140. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto, my rotation is
    JFer
    Walker
    Hamels
    Matz
    Rodon
    Corbin
    Do u think it makes sense for me to drop Corbin and stream his spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  141. Tigerzz says:
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    Love the article!

    I got an offer in a 5×5 12 team H2H dynasty league.

    He offered Giolito for my Mazara. We start 3 OF and have 2 util spots. I have Marte/Yelich/Chris Davis/Souza/Calhoun/Saunders/Mazara currently in the OF. I have Brinson/Robles/Clint Frazier/Margot in my minors. My only notable minors SP is Berrios.

    Do I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Randy Bobandy says:
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    My favourite takeway from the weekend…the Braves have hit THREE homeruns all season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Randy Bobandy:

      They are on pace to hit 27 home runs as a team and win 36 games. But don’t call it tanking. *eye roll*

  143. Steve Stevenson says:
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    17 moves left for the season in a 10×10 H2H. Addison Russell (2B/SS-eligible) is the only 2B on my roster and hasn’t done much. Use a move to drop Leake (who I have no use for) and grab A. Diaz (also 2B/SS), or hold and wait for a more pressing need?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  144. Tio says:
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    Santiago/Suarez or Castro/Pomeranz?

    Also, drop Giles in a points league? (holds and K’s are still valuable).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato-tomahto….Santiago…. Drop Giles for who?

      • Tio says:
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        @Grey:

        Siegrist

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for Siegrist

  145. Wudaben says:
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    Which side would you rather have J Upton/Pineda or J Fernandez/W Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  146. Live wire says:
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    Oh or dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

  147. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    How much you trusting Brantley’s shoulder issue. Coming off the dl today . Have a chance to grab him for Rasmus but I held.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Brantley

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Interesting I’m trying to see if I can fit both. I hate bench bats but sometimes the investment is worth it.

  148. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Cashmany Tomas

  149. OaktownSteve says:
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    Miguel Castro will be closing for the Rockies inside a month.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      oops…just saw he hit the DL. Disregard.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: he had just picked up some steam in holds leagues about 4-6 days before the DL too.

  150. Live wire says:
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    Corbin or moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  151. lb. sand says:
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    drop gattis for c dickerson?
    for dh spot only in a 10t roto league.
    if so how much out of $148 remaining?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, $6

  152. Charles says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto and good with speed having Betts and S Marte. Rizzo is my 1b. Trade Belt and Deshizz who I rotate at util for Miggy? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  153. Roger Podacter says:
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    Hi Grey! Thanks for another great writeup!

    I have to drop a starter to bring DeGrom back – do I drop Nola or Corbin?

    Also here’s a curb GIF I made for you, Leon’s take on sleeping temperatures:

    http://i.imgur.com/6934lji.gifv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice! Nola

  154. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. I needed 1K from McGee yesterday in order to win my H2H. What a disastrous start for the dream team. Now I know how OJ felt at the beginning of his trial.
    2. Odie crushed it at the Zoom Room yesterday! He took home the 1st place prize for posting the fastest time through the agility course. He’s never had any agility training, but between squeaky tennis balls and treats he can be shown to do pretty much anything. He smoked all the big and small dogs with a 10 second time, 5 seconds faster than anyone else. The place is a lot smaller than I thought and I think it’s more for dog training than anything else. Mugsie and Odie definitely had a great time though and Odie has a big old bucket of toys and treats now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. HA, don’t forget how the OJ saga ended…Well, not the prison for robbery end, the 1st end with the acquittal 2. Nice! Ted attacked me yesterday, I think he’s just a little cranky lately

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: 1. Yeah, I’m hoping it’s the beginning of a run cause the rest of my offense is starting to wake up out of it’s slumber. Thanks to Rizzo, now maybe Stanton and Pujols could start hitting, that’d be great.
        2. Did you hide his snacks from him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Nah, I went to kiss his belly and he bite my nose…Maybe he’s ticklish

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            This was the manliest sentence that has ever been written.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Ah snap! Apparently he doesn’t like Razzberries, only Razzball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s disagreeable, pns

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: HA! Sounds like it should be spelled Teddie.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ted don’t play, pns

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I blurbed you in DK today:

                    Giancarlo Stanton, OF: $4,900 – I wonder if Ross Stripling had this nightmare play over and over coming into tonights game, 475 Feet. Too bad the camera didn’t show Grey hawking that HR ball like the little Asian dude grabbing the gold tooth in Bloodsport.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve never seen Bloodsport, I’ve never seen an action movie except True Lies

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Come on mang! I don’t believe that, but if you missed Bloodsport is was one of VanDamn’s better movies. After one of the fights the dude that cleans up the mat finds a gold tooth that got knocked out during the fight. His face is pretty funny and I thought you’d make a similar face if you got Giancarlo’s HR ball.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s not Giancarlo’s home run balls I’m after

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: INSTANT CLASSIC! Thank you for the that!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, thank you, BFF

  155. mike ferrari says:
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    Any chance Mcgee actually does lose his job?

    Closing in on giving Eaton for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe if he botches about 3 more straight games

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @mike ferrari:

      He will lose it at some point. He’s got nothing. Unless his velocity comes back, he’s got no way to get outs. Smoke an mirrors at this point.

      • Lester Bangs says:
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        @OaktownSteve: That like saying Hoover sucks and can’t get outs in the ninth so he will lose joob.

  156. Jimmy Green says:
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    Trading to replace Carrasco:

    1) Cano for Price? And if he would accept for deGrom, which do you prefer?

    2) Segura and Velasquez for Kluber?

    Current MI situation is

    2b: Cano
    ss: Segura
    2b/ss: Rendon
    Utlity: J Baez

    On waivers there are options in the form of J Schoop, K Marte, M Semien, D Travis (DL), and J Villar, to name a few who I know you like. What would be your preferred trade/waiver pick-up? Also let me know if I’m overreacting and need to hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) deGrom 2) Kluber

  157. Tom says:
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    Is Tomas on a hot streak or is he finally starting to show what he can do. Any concerns about playing time moving forward?

    Would you drop Rendon for him in a league where you are limited to 20 transactions a year?

    I hate asking catcher questions but would you want Wellington or Realmuto. I lost Schwarber.

    Thanks!

    • Tom says:
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      Instead of Tomas I could also pick up Rasmus, Grichuk, W. Myers, Souza, or Parra.

      Are any of those better than Tomas or Rendon?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Parra at home, Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Rendon….Welington…. There’s concerns about PT with Yasmany

      • Tom says:
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        Thank you!

  158. Don Bropre says:
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    Little help on pitching this week please…
    Rodon @ Bal or
    Conley @ Mil

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  159. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who to start at util?

    deshiz (7.2) – 3 vs nyy, 3 vs laa
    belt (4.7) – 3 vs sd, 3 @ nym
    nomar (-3.2) – 3 vs nyy, 3 vs laa
    santana (9.8) – 3 @ chc, 3 vs mia

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  160. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    My patience is wearing thin on Rendon. After drafting last year everywhere I still grabbed him in a couple of leagues this year. I should have known better.. Somehow I think he is related to Fister.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Same boat although the price this year was not very expensive. His lineup slot should pay off eventually. He is hitting the ball decently, hoping this is just a matter of time thing

  161. dom says:
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    ha the K Rod blurb. did you see Lunhow’s comments suggesting Colin Moran was next in line for a call up? i thought I had heard Reed could handle 3B but it looks like he’s buried behind White and Moran?

    in my 18 team h2h OPS redraft league I probably have too many stashes

    AJ Reed
    Sean Manaea
    Julio Urias
    Robert Stephenson
    Blake Snell
    Jose Berrios

    which of these guys are you holding? Coco Crisp was dropped and somewhat every day players with a .780 OPS (due to regress I’d imagine) aren’t on the wire every day in this 18 teamer. Trea Turner is also available, as is Jhonny Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  162. alps88 says:
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    as usual great article
    I have Cervelli at catcher. 12 team
    Castillo and Grandal are on the FA wire
    would you drop for either one of them
    Cervelli is off to a nice start minus HR’s
    Castillo is looking good also
    Your thoughts?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @alps88:

      Castillo for sure. Hitting 5th and has Coors Lite as his home field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  163. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Would you give up Donaldson and Altuve for Miggy and cutch

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: H-E-double hockeysticks, no.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        the Rizzo deal fell apart so now I only have votto

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: I don’t know what any of that means. Votto is fine for 1B.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            cram I dealt e5 for Machado. Then had a deal where I move Donaldson and Cueto for Hamels and Rizzo. But he pulled out because I couldn’t do the Rizzo deal until I had Machado so I only have Votto, posey my only c and Papi

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Still, Votto is fine for 1B when compared to Miggy.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                you think Miggy is on the downslide

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: Miggy is not enough of an upgrade over Votto to trade away those two. Both of your guys are better than both of his guys. It doesn’t make sense.

                  • knucks says:
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                    @Cram It: Scotty didn’t know!

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @knucks: Baaahhh!

  164. Nitro says:
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    I have been offered J. Abreu and Kyle Hendricks for Miggy and Severino.. 10 Team keeper league…
    Which side?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  165. Chris says:
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    Hi again Grey,

    I am down this week 11-7 starts. 14 team league 5×5 h2h roto.
    My Staff: Minus Carassco
    Corbin
    Rodon
    Matz
    Eickoff
    Gio
    Liraino
    Steven Wright

    RP Street RP Lowe

    I could go Fiers or Ray and get the extra start or keep lowe in as the RP and hope for saves.
    Also would you go Fiers or Ray over Steven Wright. Wright is at Atl

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know where Fiers or Ray is

      • Chris says:
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        Fiers is @ Oak Ray is home vs Col.

        I’ll go Lowe unless I hear back thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Lowe

          • Chris says:
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            Will do Thanks!

  166. dem ribbies says:
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    Ben Revere on the wire. you like him less, more or the same as DeShizz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Less

  167. Matt says:
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    Thoughts on selling high on Hammel? I own him across three leagues and have been happy but also think his value will never be higher. I’ve got offers out for Todd Frazier, Hosmer, and Kyle Seager, any other ideas for targets? Or, should I just hold on Hammel and enjoy the ride?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matt: Sure, sell high if you can. His value can only decrease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of those bats

  168. Bread n Mustard says:
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    What do you think of Josh Tomlin? Has he made any adjustments or just gotten lucky so far? I know it’s a super small sample size but he has pitched well in those two starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sample size

  169. OaktownSteve says:
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    How much you hating Gio Gonzalez? Hate meter has to be off the chart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him in Tout

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes but remember…you hate him. It’s your hate that fuels him, much as garbage fuels Christopher Lloyd’s Delorean.

        True story, I saw John Delorean get out of a Delorean at a grocery story in Bedminster, NJ.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What were you doing in Bedminster?

    • @OaktownSteve: as a 2015 Gio owner,’y hatred for him is off the charts. He was actually on my DND list.

      That’s “do not draft”, not “Dungeons & Dragons”. I’m not that geeky.

      (Ok, that was a lie – I am totally that geeky, but it’s been 30 years)

  170. Chris says:
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    Yahoo 5×5 OBP League

    (team heavily influenced by you, Grey):
    C Hundley
    1B Miggy
    2B Schoop
    3B Franco
    SS Machado
    OF Marte
    OF Polanco
    OF J.D. Martinez
    Util Seager / DeShields/Trumbo/Parra

    SP’s Carrasccident / Iglesias / Salazar / Smyly / Velazquez / Severino / Gausman / Snell / DeScalfani

    I was offered Archer & Tyler White for Maikel. Can move Machado to 3B and shift Seager (of $100 FAAB bid fame!) to SS. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco side

  171. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    12 team h2h with losses added (done due to my friend who got me into league having won it his first 2 years by streaming, back when there weren’t add limits, now there’s 5, same kind of people that nix trades due to just not personally liking somebody, you might have heard of them by the latin name, douchbags, but it’s money league, so haha). deep benches.

    i have 10 good starts this week (won’t quote all SON numbers) with salazar (2), chen (2), porcello (@ ATL but not vs NYY), walker (2), tropeano vs KC (SON likes), gausman’s 2nd vs WSOX, smyly, while benching holland, nola (@ WAS -1.3), yordano @ SEA.
    while opp has some of junk: griffin twice (SON hates both), e.santana, leake
    medium: miley vs KC 5.2
    erasmo vs TOR 7.7
    maeda vs MIA 7.7
    and 3 starts over 9.7 in quintana, colon, iwakuma.

    guessing i can wait and see on gausman today then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  172. Jim says:
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    Great info, thanks!
    Safe to expect Blackmon to be his usual self when he comes off DL? Preseason projections still hold prorated, of course…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d assume so

  173. ScreechOwl says:
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    Let me just say that it’s fun being an Arrieta owner.

    It’s even more fun being an Arrieta owner in a league that uses No-Hitters as a category.

    Also, what’s up with Rendon? Just ONE RBI this late in the season? I realize he’s not in the most RBI-favorable part of the batting order, but he’s trailing Byron Buxton in that category. That shouldn’t happen!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon hasn’t been good in 18 months

  174. peacecoast says:
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    drop karns for any of:

    bauer, holland, tropeano, cashner, santiago, latos, pomeranz, graveman, ubaldo?

    I know pom and santiago are locks but any others?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: sorry 12T roto mixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should look at matchups

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: oh I was thinking ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why, you headed out of the country? I’d try Pom

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: I was headed to the peacecoast son (thx)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hurry back dad

  175. Mr Andretti says:
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    great stuff as always Grey . Would you play Gausman today or wait on him? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  176. JoeG414 says:
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    Which hitter (other than Gallo and Reed ) will get the call and help this year ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Arcia or Winker. Answered already on my post. Saw that you also threw out Turner.

  177. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft (holds are counted)

    C- Salty
    1-Rizzo
    2-Skinny Dee
    SS-Machado
    3-Corey Seager
    OF-Braun, Marte, Heyward
    Util-Mazawa, DeShizznit

    SP-Thor, Salazar, Matz, Moore, Joe Ross, Corbin, V Ventura, Wainwright
    RP-K-Rod, Madson, Dyson, Siegrist, Arold-Rage
    DL-Darvish, Ryu

    Neil Walker over anyone above…possible replace for DeShizz till he gets going more? Lose Joe Ross for him or Wainwright (maybe?), or hold?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Walker over Mazara or DeShizz, can lose Ross

  178. Internacular says:
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    Choose one for the week:

    Eickhoff vs. Cle
    Rodon @ Ana
    Wainwright @ Ari

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

      • Internacular says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  179. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Someone dropped Glasnow. Would you drop Krod to pick him up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  180. New Day says:
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    Tanaka or Corbin? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  181. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey I’m thinking these moves

    1) cut Brandon Crawford since I have Correa and Machado)
    2) K rod he is na so I would have to cut Crawford and activate k rod then cut k rod for Glasnow

    Should I do it that way?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: He just said don’t cut Krod for Glasnow. You really want Glasnow huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I’m cutting Crawford for Glasnow thanks grey

  182. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Kluber or Harvey ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  183. Reid says:
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    Would you drop Aaron Sanchez or Pomeranz for Cashner and/or Jimmy Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom for Cash

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  184. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need SBs and i own Hamilton. He has been hot garbage so far though. Would you dump him for Odubel or would you stay put considering the fact that its a league with limited moves? I dont carry any BN bat so i would be stuck with Hamilton letting him either pee all over my counting stats or be “day to day” lol

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d have to hold, unhappily so if it helps

    • Lester Bangs says:
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      @Moscowitz: I would take dump on him and try to look for one of the Cleveland Steamers. I mean Steelers. To speed.

      • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Lester Bangs: hey, you wrote me.

  185. Bosox says:
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    ROS. Vogt or Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  186. Rob says:
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    Need to choose 2 of Khris Davis, Travis Shaw or Delino DeShields for the week. Leaning toward Davis and Shaw, but steals are sort of a priority. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino, Davis

  187. matt says:
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    5×5 standard league
    traded Corbin Conley Karns Rickard

    received Leake Casilla Bolsinger Belt

    thoughts Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  188. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Braun vs cespedes ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

      • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: for fear of Braun not staying healthy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  189. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Stuff Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    Asdrubal Cabrera or Semien?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: thanks amigo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  190. Nico says:
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    Weekly lineup changes, rosters lock tomorrow. I’m leaning Aaron Nola v WAS, STL (tbd), over Pineda v BOS… Thoughts?

    Also, 4 episodes into Vinyl, did you watch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t watch Vinyl, didn’t like the 1st episode at all…. Nola

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks and word, yo! I enjoy Bobby C. I also watched The Boss in theaters, so if I was Rotten Tomatoes, everything would have over a 75% rating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I love Bobby C, just couldn’t get into it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice website, btw

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey:Nothin slips by you, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I should say your website is very kewl

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: well it’s totally legit, sooo…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, no foolsies, your trademark attorney contacted me

  191. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Corbin for Santiago?

    thanks!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  192. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Hey Grey, awesome write-up.

    Who do you like as the better speculation pickup for saves – T.May or Andrew Bailey? Note, I have Perkins on the DL but not sure if that matters.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! May

      • JimmyJackJames says:
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        @Grey: My man – thanks!

  193. JoeG414 says:
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    Who do you like going forward : A.Duvall or O.Arcia ? Or both . Need to take a chance on upside , as you can see: I have Avisail Garcia , Alex Gordan ,and Eddie Rosario.
    6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  194. Jason says:
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    Which side do you take: Arrieta/Puig/R. Iglesias or Kluber/Betts/Rodon? Thanks for all the help!

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: By the way…10-team H2H keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  195. Live wire says:
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    Nola or Pom
    Porcello or pom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom…Pom

  196. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have a roster spot open now with Glasnow NA. I am lloking at getting either a backup C for Posey, another 1B since I only have Votto, (Papi i dont consider 1B) or an OF.

    Here is who I have at each position

    C: Posey
    1B: Posey, Votto, Papi
    OF: Cain, Trout, Marte, Conforto, Peralta

    My choices are:
    C: Welington Castillo
    1B: Forsythe, Shaw,
    OF: Zobrist, Rasmus, Desmond,

    Who should I get?
    OF: ZObrist, Rasmus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Thats what I was thinking. Thanks Grey.

  197. the grate one says:
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    hey grey.
    can you rank these scrubs for OF duties?
    deshizz, k.davis, souza, saunders

    and these guys for SP duties?
    ray, pineda, erasmo, shelbymiller, leake, buccolz,

    many thanks oh grey one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SCRUBS?! Oh, man…. DeShizz, Davis…. Pineda, Leake

  198. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have a roster spot open now with Glasnow NA. I am lloking at getting either a backup C for Posey, another 1B since I only have Votto, (Papi i dont consider 1B) or an OF.

    Here is who I have at each position

    C: Posey
    1B: Posey, Votto, Papi
    OF: Cain, Trout, Marte, Conforto, Peralta

    My choices are:
    C: Welington Castillo
    1B: Forsythe, Shaw,
    OF: Zobrist, Rasmus, Desmond,

    Who should I get?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Backup catchers are not allowed

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        anyway Grey who should I get?

  199. knucks says:
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    No0o0 Delino0o0 batting ninth!?!

    Oh, Odor is leading off? Okay that’s fine then.

    Deshields should start up on the basepaths soon. I’m smelling a nice week, regardless of the lineup setback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s a one game setback (fingers crossed)

  200. Snyders of hanover says:
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    Yo G

    Stripling/Bauer/S.Wright

    Who would you rather own?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, Bauer

      • Snyders of hanover says:
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        @Grey:

        LOL

        Thanks

  201. Creepy Crespi says:
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    Rangers lineup has Red Stench at leadoff, Mazara 2nd and DeShizz 9th.

    Ugh, getting worried about PT for DeShizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck

  202. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    I was offered Pineda for Taijuan. I’m leaning no, wanted to hear your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  203. The Great Knoche says:
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    The Great SAGNOF dilemma. You draft Elvis Andrus for steals, hoping to get 20-25 over course of year. 3 weeks in and he is 0 for 3 in steals, but is hitting .333 with 11 RBIs.

    Can’t drop unless he goes 0 for next 20. Come on Elvis, Suck or Run!

  204. Moscowitz says:
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    Ramos or Martin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, Martin

  205. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    DeShizz batting 9th?! DeShame! Starting to get worried about his playing time with Desmond cat-bouncing + Hamilton coming back.

    On the plus side, only 4-6 weeks for Carrasco is encouraging! Looked a whole lot worse.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: PS – batty call for tonight. . . Delino rage-steals at a least 2 bases from the 9 hole whilst screaming WITNESS DE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  206. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Why do you got to disrespect the Cardinals and misspell Randal Grichuk so we can’t link to his page?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a bad person with it out for the Cardinals organization

  207. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Thought it might be that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s also why I didn’t like Wacha and C-Mart this year and have Archer on teams

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I foolishly decided you were wrong about Wainwright.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do I have the worst ERA out of 1000 RCL teams?

          • @Grey: Pitching is SOOOOOOOOO deep…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Please, not now

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey: Oh, please. You had to bring that up. I still have the worst 2 teams. 6.62 and 6.31.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re over 6? Wow, Vin, you doing that to make me feel better?

                  • VinWins

                    VinWins says:
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                    @Grey: Sure, let’s go with that.

              • @Grey: My B…you’ll be fine…as you know you don’t see the bump from having at least 7 RP until down the road…

                • VinWins

                  VinWins says:
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                  @Wake Up: Unless your RPs have given up 48 runs in 56 IP (7.71)

                  • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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                    @VinWins: In the 3 rcl’s i ‘m in of yours my era is under 3. Though I think I have the least amount of starts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Show off

                  • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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                    @VinWins: Team Mack

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s miserably bad, Wake…Hold me

                  • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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                    @Grey: Team Mack

  208. mike ferrari says:
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    santiago > Nicasio ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  209. DonnieB says:
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    Need some help. Despite his ridiculous K/BB ratio, do you trust Eovaldi for his two starts this week in Texas and Boston? Or would you go with Betances or a one start guy like Tomlin at Minnesota? Do you still like Schoop over Lawrie? Thanks Master.

  210. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Buxton sent down. I hope he regains his confidence. I’d like to see something out of this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’ll be all right eventually

      • @Grey: Not so sure about this…

  211. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    On my way to Vegas…first time

    Would you deal Pollock for Stroman and Pomeranz or keep him on the dl for next year. My other OFs are Braun, Blackmon, Kemp, Mazara, Pillar (start 3 + 1 Util)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Vegas! Go to Luv-It…. I’d take Stroman/Pom

  212. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Drop any of Mazara, Piscotty, Pederson or Herrera for Grichuk, or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk over Odubel if you need SBs

  213. dem ribbies says:
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    Would you rather drop-

    $2 AJ Pollock or $7 Tyson Ross to free up a DL spot for Carrasco in a Keeper league. Want to pickup E-Rod before his Thursday rehab. (have arms like Hammel, Kennedy, etc and figure he might be able to supplant one of those in 6 weeks or so).

    Figure Ross might be able to help this year but it could be weeks/months & he could be inefective. Pollock prob can’t help much this year but would be a great piece at $2 next year.

    I’m torn, which way would you go on this one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly lose Pollock but don’t know your league

  214. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP

    1) Are any of these definite sits thus week?

    Archer vBAL, vTOR
    Kuechel @SEA
    Wacha @ARI
    Iglesias @NYM, @PIT
    Stroman vCHW, @TB
    Corbin vSTL
    Aaron Sanchez @TB
    CMart @ARI, vWAS
    Severino @TEX

    2) Hold Mazara as my only bench bat or drop for Ian Desmond?

    Rest of line up: C Grandal 1B Rizzo 2B Odor 3B Franco SS Lindor OF Betts OF JDong OF JUp UTL Belt

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer, Severino, not great starts for a few of them 2) Hold

  215. I’m starting Archer tonight…actually I don’t own him but if I did, I would start him…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wake Up: I’m starting him. Screw it, I’ll go down with the ship.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      • @Grey: An equilateral positivity triangle…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Need something

  216. New Day says:
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    Nola or Corbin? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  217. SpotieOtie says:
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    H2H points league:

    How would you rate the following closers: Jansen, Kimbrel, Familia, Allen, Rondon?

    I’ve been offered Cueto for Wacha + Familia…

    And yes, I have five closers. It’s a long story about a draft gone horribly horribly awry. But thanks to your sage wisdom on starting pitchers I was able to salvage a passable rotation I’m 2-1 and leading the league in points so maybe I didn’t completely screw myself. For that I am forever in your debt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha side

  218. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey is Maeda a sell high or do you think he is the real deal? I made a low ball offer to a Harvey owner last week with a middling bat and was turned down. Should I continue to shop him aggressively?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harvey

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Harvey owner seems set on keeping him. I would probably have to go Maeda and a good bat. What do you think of Maeda for Smyly?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Smyly

  219. DonnieB says:
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    Eovaldi for two starts this week–at Texas and at Boston–or be safe and go with Betamces or a one start guy like Tomlin or Roark? Drop Schoop for Scooter or Lawrie–or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea matchups, Betances, I guess… Sure, Scooter

      • DonnieB says:
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        Match ups are Caesar Ramos in TX and Price in Boston. Tomlin against Gibson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Price and Tomlin, I’d start

  220. Bosox says:
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    Hanley or freeman ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  221. Roger the Alien says:
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    Conforto or Hanley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  222. Los Putos says:
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    Sorry for C question.

    Two C league (10 team) and have hot garbage in Meso and NO ONE (yup that bad)

    Guy has Vogt, Perez and Lucroy.

    he needs SP, i have it.

    Offer Tanaka or Gray for Sal Perez?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d offer Gray for Perez

  223. Zach says:
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    Which one for a bench bat in a 10 team H2H?

    Lamb
    Forsythe
    Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  224. gangreen says:
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    Ok o do I pick up and drop heaney for. Tanner roark, finnagen,cashner,tyler duffy ,nilasco ,gravemen, or get a reliever, nick vincent , neshek, or axford. Himebaily is coming back soon.

    • Cram It says:
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      @gangreen: Himebailey is a sophisticated garnish for pork.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

  225. gangreen says:
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    Should I art seager or adonis tonite

    • Cram It says:
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      @gangreen: Art today, gone tomorrow.

  226. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Great write up as usual Grey!

    I have AuShiz and Boeuf. I was down 4-6 and won 7-3 in big part to them yesterday. It’s gotta drive the other owner crazy when Castillo’s SB put me over the top.

    NL-Only H2H.

    I have 12 starts to the other team’s 6. I’m going to sit both Cole and Nicasio in Coors just to be safe. I usually start most my guys except when I feel it could do more harm.

    I have three other match ups that I’m not sure of. SON doesn’t love any of them, and Pomz and VV will have a tough time getting a W. My other starters should be able to win me Ks, WHIP, and ERA.

    With this in mind, what are your thoughts with the following matchups? Any that you would go ahead and sit?

    A) Pomz @SF vs. Madbum
    B) VV vs. WAS and Scherzer
    C) Finnegan @NYM vs. Colon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Thanks! I’d sit all 3

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  227. Pita pan express says:
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    Hahn to start at home Friday who to drop ?
    Niese leake finnegan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  228. Alex says:
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    In 7×7 obp and slg, you going odubell over Melky?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  229. herschel says:
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    Gausman fastball clocked at 99 mph on ground ball from Forsythe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yello!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: trying to control my gausmania, but giggety…

        • @herschel: Consider me Gaussian Distributed…

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            @Wake Up: might be a bit dennis miller for my pay grade, but i like where youre going…

            • @herschel: How about Semien…without the Reddick or Burns?

              Or the opposite of that Bill Nye strut…

        • Grey

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          Haha

  230. Anon says:
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    Start Garcia tonight @ Az or is that asking for it?

    thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  231. Live wire says:
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    Hahn or Pom
    Corbin or nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom… Corbin

  232. Live wire says:
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    Get rid of Nola or Corbin for cashner

  233. Live wire says:
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    Still don’t like c-Mart
    And gausman over Roark,Chen, Santiago?

    • Grey

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      Over Santiago

  234. muskysmell says:
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    I have the biggest mancrush for gausman right now…he is throwing BBs!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  235. Brett says:
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    Who do you prefer: Joe Ross and Street or Jepsen and Grienke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  236. Mike says:
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    Drop santiago for cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, if you like

  237. Mike says:
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    See a difference in Eduardo, snell, or manaea?
    Or just keep Eduardo on dl and don’t worry about rostering snell. Or if I have the room then keep him

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: snell

    • Grey

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      Eduardo

  238. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    archer looking decent so far, i wasn’t benching him in the 2 leagues i own (20 team with only 6 SP and decently high innings min per week, and 13 team roto with infinite innings (i could’ve benched in that one)). gausman kicking ass also.
    benoit/carrasco DL’ing questions

    1. 16 team roto dynasty with net saves and holds, QS over wins, K/BB 1500 innings max.
    SP cole/liriano/tillman/fiers/porcello/pineda/buchholz
    RP giles/britton/hudson/lowe/watson
    benoit
    DL kela/heaney/wheeler/ryu/romo
    NA stephenson
    bullpen falling off quick. drop who to make DL room (might be benoit himself).

    2. either way best replacement option for him in active roster: phelps, mcallister, treinen, j.peralta, phelps

    3. 16 team h2h with holds, hits, OPS, QS added.
    hundley back benoit out, so today i have 2 catchers in hundley/salty. drop which catcher?

    4. for which RP? have siegrist/rondon/jeffress/treinen/cotham. options: phelps, hudson, baez, diekman, tazawa,vincent, mcallister, j.peralta. pick 2 of these if cotham isn’t worth attempting a 3rd closer, rather a 4th holds guy with 2 good closers.

    5. in general for holds leagues, stick with lowe or any of hudson, mcallister, baez, j.peralta, cedeno

    • Grey

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      1. Benoit 2. Phelps 3. Salty 4. Tazawa 5. Hold

  239. Knucks says:
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    Didn’t check if noted yet above, but BP dat dude got hit on the fingers with a Thor fastball up and in, then left the game. Gonna throw a bid in on Peraza now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call!

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: x rays negative… DTD… That was quick hah

        • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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          @Knucks: gotta be quickest x-rays ever there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, oh well

  240. muskysmell says:
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    man, AL East umpires are ridiculous…their strike zone is the size of a pea
    twice gausman should have had strike 3 on 2 different batters and both times the ump squeezes him…
    almost unraveled there for him but got out of it with just 1 run scored on him

    Put him in the NL West or East and I think Gausman is a top 25 pitcher lol

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @muskysmell: his K’s really mean him and archer on tonight if that strike zone stuff is true.

  241. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    WFT is this delino batting 9th, he’s only got 70 pts of OBP on odor, and nearly the same slugging too (which seems odd), and better AVG.

  242. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Jepsen for Carasco?

    My staff: J Fer, Salazar, Rodon, Matz, Ventura, Nola, Jason Hammel, McCullers