Carlos Correa hit the IL with a fractured rib, and will be out three to four weeks.  He suffered the injury from a massage.  Kinda makes you respect Bob Kraft more.  Correa, “That isn’t the bone I want yanked!”  Masseuse, “That is called The Bulgarian Tickler.”  You’d think a Correa’n could handle an Oriental massage. Or maybe we should be asking which Cardinals exec was working undercover as a masseuse?  This is why I just sit in a Brookstone chair for 45 minutes or until a store employee asks me to leave.  When Correa is picked 120-ish in 2020, he’s gonna be a bargain!  The Astros said to replace Correa and the already injured, Aledmys Diaz, they will go with Jack Mayfield and Myles Straw.  More like Jack Junefield!  Amiright?!  I need a nap.  *shuts eyes for five seconds, claps hands*  I’m back!  Mayfield’s tearing shizz up in the minors (10 HRs, .938 OPS), but the Prospectonator is meh on him.  As for Myles Straw, aka the Straw that stirs the Myles, looks like he has blazing speed and might hit .220 with no playing time. As a dolphin might sing at karoake, “STRAW! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!” Now bring up Kyle Tucker aka Crush Hour!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at…Guess.  Go ahead.  You know he’s not a great pitcher and everyone’s ERAs are awful this year, so guess Miley’s ERA.  C’mon, guess, you cowards!  It’s 3.25.  Zoinks.  About the same as Kyle Hendricks (8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.09), who’s been *checks notes* great.  Great is .16 of an ERA better than Miley, to be exact.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Apizzarently, I shouldn’t have benched him this week. Sonavabench!

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, 2nd homer in two games, and 4th homer in the last week.  That’s four times this week Joe Buck had to scream at his mom that it was just dried glue on their hand towel.

Dinelson Lamet – Began a rehab assignment at Lake Elsinore, which was in the House of Gryffindor.  Will see how long it takes Dinelson to get the wax off.

Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 homers allowed, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  Yo, Regression Fairies, you need to take your rainbow cape and get the hell away from Paddack!

James Paxton – 4 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 2 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.81, as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’ve removed the three baby pools around my desk so you can’t demote me.”

Luke Voit – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .262. Ya know who’s sneaking up on Pete Alonso again for the race for more fantasy value? No, not Ji-Man Choi!  Voit!  It’s his blurb!

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, as he hit the bomb to leadoff the game, because I don’t hate him enough and he had to do that to Paddack.  Eat a D, DJ!

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .331. Once Didi returns, Urshela could be in for playing time squeezing. Similar to my dream food court storefront, Urshela ‘n Juice. It’s Orange Julius but the squeezers are dressed like Bond Girls.  Any investors?

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Also, an Orioles fan somewhere gets two for flinching.

Mitch Moreland – Hit the IL with a lower back strain.  More like Mitch Soreman! *dodgers tomato* Hey, cmon!  More like Mitch Ibuprofen! *dodgers head of cabbage* Okay, fine!

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, and his 9th homer.  Mookie Best!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and, like, his 12th homer since I started telling you to pick him up last week.  If I had arrow emojis, I’d point up on JBJ and down on Chavis, which is likely how their lineup placement is going to be moving soon.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .260.  If you’re selling Benintendi, a .300 hitter, when he’s hitting .260, you’re doing this thing the wrong way.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .293.  I’m thinking everyone, except Chavis, is a Buy on the Red Sox.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .209.  Whoa, we’ve hit a major Buy portion of this roundup.  As I said on Wednesday, you want Jo-Ram not hitting home runs, but getting on base.  I was totally against him in the preseason, as you know, but I never thought he was a .200 hitter.

Carlos Santana – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  This was a record day for Carlos Santana.  Only without any studio musicians around him wearing bandanas to cover their baldness.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (2), hitting .230.  Wonder if Belt ever dreams of playing in a hitter’s park. What do Belts dream about? Prolly not being just below Sandoval.  Of course, what we know from eight years of a Belt career, he will now hit another home run or three until going ice cold for six weeks.

Jorge Alfaro – 4-for-4, 1 run, hitting .278.  Hand to God, I thought if Alfaro ever had four hits in a game it would be four homers. I didn’t know he did singles.

Jose Leclerc – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.24, as he started yesterday’s game. Great news for saves if you’re in one of those Benjamin Button leagues.  Those in Button leagues will be sad to know Shawn Kelley (1 IP, 0 ER) opened the game, and those pesky scorers gave him his 6th save.

J.P. Crawford – Hit the IL with an ankle sprain. The universe corrected itself because Tim Beckham (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer) should’ve never lost his job. I know what the universe needs, I am an Earth Mother.

Wade LeBlanc – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.99.  LeBlanc is mad at the Rangers for scoring so much on him. He thought they were friends.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal, hitting leadoff again.  He should be at 100% owned.  Not because he’s anything special, but at least one team in every league must need steals.

Mitch Haniger – 1-fo5-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  We lost Mitch Moreland yesterday, but we gained Mitch Haniger.  Through every Mitch, turn, turn, turn.

Roenis Elias – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.15, as he entered the 8th inning of what would’ve been a save opportunity before he mucked it up. Honestly, I’m not sure speculating on M’s saves is worth it. I guess, if twisting my arm, I’d say Brandon Brennan, and, no, I didn’t make up that name.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .245.  Looks to finally be shaking the BSOHL tag, while actually being BSOHL and losing his tickets to Lilith Ur-Merely-Fair.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .277.  Everyone wants to mock their overlord (me), but Moncada since my sell last month has not been pretty. Having a month of 4 HRs and .240 in May, which is super pedestrian, if, ya know, he walked.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer since he was called up with Cavan Biggio last Friday.  Hearing that Craig Biggio is changing his name to Lourdes Gurriel Sr.

Kevin Cron – 2-for-4, 1 run as he got the start over Christian Walker, which is what should be happening every day, especially in Coors.  Play The Grand Cronyon so he can hit it to Boulder!

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.97.  DeSclafani is unintentionally, yet appropriately written like Drunk SpongeBob.

Nick Senzel – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, hitting .271. All I’ll say is I appreciate how the Reds put Senzel in at leadoff, and haven’t taken him from the lineup.

Jordan Lyles – Played catch yesterday.  Ray Searage held a boombox over his head and played Cat’s in the Cradle. It was a heartwarming scene.

Josh Bell – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .345. Lost in the sauce (gravy?) of Bellinger and Yelich, Bell’s been a solid top three guy overall on our Player Rater.  What’s crazy (to me), you could’ve easily drafted the top 5 guys in one league (Bellinger, Yelich, Bell, Springer and Mondesi). Springer, Mondesi and Bellinger might’ve been tight, but doable.

Genesis Cabrera – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER as he was recalled from Triple-A, taking Wacha’s rotation spot, i.e., Cardinals are upgrading from Atari’s Pac-Man to Sega.  Reports are saying Genesis woke yesterday in a puddle of sweat next to a puppet of Ronald Reagan in a Land of Confusion.  Makes sense that the Cards skipped over Poncedeleon, who has performed well, and went to Cabrera because he had a 6.35 ERA in Triple-A.  I’m using “makes sense” wrong here, aren’t I?

Bryce Harper – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .243.  Such a Bryce move to beat up on a barely Triple-A pitcher.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-1, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .261 (.385 OBP).  As Rudy told me yesterday, McCutchen is trying to get him a 16 in OBP and runs out of 15 teams in Tout, where he’s won two times in a row, and leading the field once again.

Scott Kingery – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .344.  I told you to pick up Kingery yesterday.  You didn’t listen?  Aw shucks.

John Means – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  Streamonator is a means to an ends, but it is not a means to Means, because it, rightfully, hates him.

Kevin Gausman – 1 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.56. Was ejected from another game. This time for throwing at Nats’ bats.

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .291.  Please get hot, Soto, like the “Mythbusters girl blowing foam off a liter of soda that’s been exposed to multiple Mentos” hot.

Trea Turner – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 8th steal, hitting .288.  I never want the Nats to leave Atlanta.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs, hitting .328. Kendrick keeps hitting just to make me feel bad. I believe this to be true.

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .259. Shut up, Inner Monologue!  “I didn’t say anything.”  I know you wanted to say, ‘You should’ve drafted Adams instead of Ryan Zimmerman in all those leagues.’  “Well, you kinda should’ve.”

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Nats jumped out to a huge early lead and the USS Anibal cruised out to the Ivictory Coast, cashing in a coupon for a free night at the W.  Streamonator loves his next start if you’re considering it.

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 7th homer, hitting .375. If I forget next March, can someone remind me that I don’t want Riley in 2020, but want him in every league again in 2021.  Juan Soto, Bellinger and Acuña nah’mean.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.90 vs. Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.03.  Owning top starters really makes you feel safe, right?

Pete Alonso – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, hitting .264.  Not so fast, Luke Voit!  Alonso is now tied with Mark McGwire for most home runs by a rookie before June 1st. When they each set the record, they were balding. Alonso’s looks like genetics though.

Daniel Mengden – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Something I don’t mention much, but should now there’s more Openers and Middlers, our Relievonator nailed Mengden and Smyly’s Middler spots yesterday. It is behind a paywall (free 3-day trial though, if you want).

Marcus Semien – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!  Wait, I usually reserve hot schmotato alerts for guys under 50% owned.  Hmm, Semien might’ve made me jump the gun.

Mark Canha – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 5th homer in eleven games.  Mark Canhaz schmotatoes.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and he’s only played in 22 games.  Ya know, like, a homer every three games.  That’s downright La Stella-ish!

Griffin Canning – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.06. Prolly should just own Canning at this point, but, for what it’s Werth, the Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, and I wouldn’t trust him there either.

Cesar Puello – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, in his 1st start of the year, because Trout was sidelined with a sore foot.  Fun fact!  Cesar Puello is a Latino Chicken Caesar, which the menu describes as, “It tastes like cumin is all over it vs. looks like c*m is all over it.”

  1. jason batteiger says:
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    16 teamer with holds added. i have barnes, brasier, rasiel, parker, wittgren, buttrey. drop brasier for one of: harper (MIN it’s probably him and he protects parker), sera anthony (moving up with morgan/neshek both out, but he’s been far worse than last year so far), diekman, j.guerra (been much better than bearclaw, might bump him eventually),

    • Give me Diekman of that group.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d probably try Dominguez but no strong feeling on this group if you want Harper, do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just picked up Harper in one league, fwiw… Agree with others tho, no real strong feeling on them

  2. DonnieB says:
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    Matt Barnes or Jose LeClerc for saves ROS?

    Who is the drop of Kingery,Odor or Tucker in a keeper? I can reserve one right now.

    Thank you all.

    • I’ll go with LeClerc as I believe the Rangers want him in that job. Barnes is going to be used in the high leverage situations whether that is the 9th inning or not. Of course, all that goes out the window if LeClerc’s shoulder and calf are any kind of issue, but seeing as he pitched yesterday, I’m assuming that’s not a big deal.

      Nots ure what you mean by reserve one right now, but of that group, it’s Kingery or Odor. Depends what you need a bit. Odor likely gets more in the HR and SB. Kingery seems like a safer bet for average. I’d hold Odor in a vacuum for the upside.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Barnes for me.

      I’d lose Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    “Wacha punched out like Nintendo, now Cabrera Genesis, I watch a lot of porn, man, but I couldn’t picture this.”

    C-Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up, but Shakespeare rolled over in his grave after reading Cuello’s blurb. He did have a smile on his face though, so well done.

    a. So, continue to be second in hitting but second-to-last in pitching. Thanks for the Kingery assistance, kudos to me for starting him at the U over Rodgers. Trying to shore up the pitching. Here’s your All-star lineup.

    Phegley
    Rizzo
    Muncy
    EduEscobar
    Story
    LaStella
    TreaT
    Dietrich
    Dahl
    Mallex
    Conforto
    Pence
    Kingery

    Bench – Rodgers, Chavis, Canha, Smith Jr., Broxton

    IL – Shaw and Springer

    Rodgers and Chavis are starting over Rizzo and TreaT who have the day off, moving Muncy to 1B. Though your comments on Chavis are not encouraging. He has been pretty bad of late. Rodgers too. Will see what’s out there and make an administrative decision.

    Pitching
    SP – Paxton (didn’t start him, could have used the Ks, but glad he’s healthy and 17 swinging strikes in 4 IP is pretty good), Giolito, Heaney, Syndergaard, McKay (as my prospect who might pitch this year)

    RP – Iglesias and Hicks

    IL – Glasnow

    Do you think Dylan Cease (on the wire) or Brendan McKay will get the call earlier? And who will make the bigger impact? Discussed at length with Prospector Mike yesterday but would love your 0.02$ and mustachio aura on the subject.

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 30

    In the Navy is a 1941 film about a singer who tires of his career and joins the navy to escape it (More escapism from Abbott and Costello).

    Smokey Adams (Abbott): Did you ever go to school, stupid?

    Seaman Pomeroy Watson (Costello): Yeah, and I come out the same way.

    Poor, Lou. Gettin’ belittled yet again.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      is Z.Gallen out there in your league? I have him over McKay and Cease right now, could be up anytime.

      • Agree with SJ. Gallen seems like he’s the next one to come up. The White Sox have all but said we likely won’t see Cease until around the ASB with the team not going anywhere. McKay just moved to AAA, but with the Rays only 1 game back of the division, they may move him along a little faster. The Rays may be the only team left concerning themselves with Super 2, but I’d imagine we are there or past that mark given all the call ups so far.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Cease for me. Gallen works too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      A. Agree with others, I’m banking on Gallen next if speculating… Cease would be next choice

      B. Was this the one with the Andrews Sisters? That was a great flick

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        The Andrews Sisters as themselves indeed. I love them too. So if I’m counting straight, that’s like 5 or 6 movies straight of Abbott and Costello that you think is a great flick. Amiright? I’ll try to keep ’em coming.

        Thanks for the Gallen advice.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love their movies, what can I say

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!!

            Nothing further, your Honor!

            Just added to that All-Star lineup above Greg Allen (over Brendan McKay) and Nicky Lopez (over Brendan Rodgers). Next year Rodgers will be great. That’s twice that I’ve dropped him this year. Also have dropped Dwight Smith Junior. Sad really, but he’s done 0 in like 10 days. I love him, but…This is a professional fantasy RCL and we don’t have time to get sentimental.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA, damn right!

  5. Brett says:
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    Holds/Saves league… Top 2…..

    B. Workman, Cishek, Leclerc, stash kimbrel, L. Jackson

    Thanks guys!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      If you’ve waited this long on Kimbrel night as well play it out now. Jackson.

      • Jackson, Kimbrel, Cishek, Leclerc.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kimbrel, Cishek for me

      • Strop on rehab assignment. Not sure Cishek loses the job, but enough to bump him down the list for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Brett says:
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    Also, on a 12 team league

    Pitching is my strength…. Scherzer, Wheeler, Buehler, G. Marquez, Strahm, Soroka, Giolito, Quintana

    little weak at RP
    Janson, Leclerc, Cishek

    Think I should just drop Quintana for a Kimbrel stash?

    • I’d go ahead and make that move in a 12 teamer.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • LenFuego says:
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      When you find yourself in a situation where it makes sense to drop a good player, it makes sense to first shop that player around to see what you can get for him. For Quintana, you might be able to land a RP you like that is already closing (Neris? Will Smith?) or you might be able to package him with another player for a 2 for 1 upgrade (e.g., Quintana and Gioloto for, say, Charlie Morton) and then use the empty spot to speculate on Kimbrel.

      If nobody bites, then sure, drop him for Kimbrel

  7. Sean says:
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    ever considered fantasy hockey? That’s my game. Season’s over. Giving baseball a go here for a season or more. D.Peralta and V.Robles just cleared waivers. My OF is Castellanos, Haniger, Mancini, and A.Jones. Drops/adds I should make?

  8. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Maybe we need a new term: Hot Sototato Alert
    for when a guy that we think is really good, but his slump has made us begin to second-guess that, finally offers a glimmer of hope.

    An example could have come back when Jesus Aguilar hit all 3 of his HRs in 2 days: Hot Sototato alert!

    It works because people used to think it was sexy to drink hot Dr. Pepper!

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Soto has been a .352 / 1.019 hitter for the last month
      I mean he’s no Derek Dietrich but I think he’s pretty good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, whatever heats up the liter of cola!

  9. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Lourdes going to be in the buy column this week with a weekend series in Coors coming up?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess so

  10. Jerry Kenly says:
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    One league I have both Sanchez and Alfaro. It’s a deep league and I never play Alfaro. Apparently, even when Sanchez has an off day because ESPN’s new launch sucks balls. I couldn’t get Alfaro in my lineup. SONOFABENCH!

    14 team lH2H league with 19 keepers

    4 yrs of Puig and 6 yrs Puk

    Or

    6 yrs Bichette

    I should take Puig and Puk? Right? We have minors rosters. So, Bichette or Puk doesn’t count against one of the 19.

    • Depends a bit where you are on competing, middling, or rebuilding. Anything other than a rebuild, I’d take Puig and the gamble on Puk coming back from his injury. If you’re rebuilding, I’d hold on to Bichette.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lose Alfaro.

      Puig side unless you’re rebuilding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    for bench bat, do I hold on to Kyle Tucker or drop for Mallex Smith.

    Thanks

    • RicoSuave says:
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      My other OFs are Stanton (IL), Franmil Reyes, Dahl, and Buxton.

      • With only 3 active OFs on your roster, I’d probably hang on to Mallex or some other active player. I love what Tucker is doing in the minors and what he could do if he gets the call, but the Astros seem hesitant to call him or Yordan up, and I’m not sure Tucker gets promoted before Yordan either.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tucker for me in a points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  12. Bond says:
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    Kingery or Rodgers for runs

    • I’m going to say Rodgers. Has more opportunity to move up in the Rockies lineup than Kingery does in the Phils.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Thundergunn says:
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    Benjamin Button league..Grand Cronyon..HA!

    Would you be selling high on Riley or holding? I’m set at 3B in a 14 team mixed 4 keeper Yahoo league. I have other upside guys to consider keeping like Eloy and Senzel, and could use pitching and or saves.

    What type of pitcher would you be looking to get in return?

    • It is probably the right time to sell on Riley. Don’t imagine his value gets much higher than we’re looking at now. I’d think somewhere in the 25-35 range among SPs is what you’d be looking at in a return. Maybe guys like Soroka, Paddack after a bad start, Strahm, Boyd. Might as well start high with a Bieber or Nola, but likely you end up below that grouping.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends what you can get but sure.

      I’d want better than the first group listed by B_Don. Bieber, Nola, Flaherty, Marquez, Greinke is the range I’d target…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. Batman says:
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    Trade Aaron Hicks for Greg Holland?

    My other OFs are Acuna, Marte, Khris Davis, Dahl, Austin Riley is now OF eligible and Yordan Alvarez waiting in my reserves.

    • No problem with that move if you need saves. Your OFs are good enough and can usually find a streamer worthy one if you need.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  15. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***BULK ALERT***

    Felix Pena is listed as starter (instead of bulk), early 5/30. Monitoring for updates, though Angels went extras last night so may want to protect the ‘pen. SF’s Beede has had a quick hook, look to D. Rodriguez for pen speculation, though not a pure Opener play. Sorry to all who played Smyly last night… sometimes those bulk innings get ya burnt!

    Grey – are you dropping Nicky Lopez in 12-team mixed leagues (been speculating on him and Huira). No power, no speed, and even his OBP hasn’t really translated. Like him long term but seems like he might not be rosterable in a normal, RCL – your take?

    • Nicky can go in a 12 team mixed league. Deeper league or points league play for redraft purposes.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Move on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      Agree with others on Lopez

  16. Contact says:
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    Would you drop Ray to stream any of the following

    Porcello @NYY
    Merrill Kelly vs NYM
    Trevor Richards @ SD
    Urena @ SD
    Erick Fedde @ CIN
    Alcantara vs SF
    Junis @ TEX
    Keller @ TEX
    Brett Anderson vs HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantara sounds fine

  17. Twins Peaker says:
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    Pts league, which side wins?

    A gets deGrom, Richards, Kendrick and Altuve
    B gets Meadows, Buxton, Nola and Lucchesi

    A is competing and the players they’d be receiving are expiring contracts.
    B will compete in 2020, Buxton costs $8 and can’t be dropped until after 2021

    Not sure how to evaluate the players in this trade. Is Altuve too hurt to come back and dominate? I feel like deGrom will come back strong. Is Meadows this player or will he drop off? Has Buxton taken the next step?

    • Who can be kept and at what costs?

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Meadows $1×2, Buxton $8×3, Nola $37×2, Lucchesi $1×2, Kendrick $$1×3, Richards $1×3, Altuve and deGrom can be retained for 25% draft price in 2020 but cannot be dropped.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Side A if you’re competing this year, side B if you aren’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Drop Darvish for Canning?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip, I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly do it, but it is a coin flip

  19. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, Grey.

    Excellent “Button”!

    ROS in 10 team HH with OPS and K’s: keep Sano at CI or drop for Olson?

    Thanks,

    TM

    • Olson ROS, but it’s closer than I would’ve thought in the preseason.

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, BD.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Olson

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, DT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Olson

  20. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Holy cow that demote/baby pool comment melted my brain first thing in the morning. Well done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  21. Blaster says:
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    Alvarado or Castillo in the Rays bullpen?

    • Castillo, but won’t be surprised if they split save opps all season in TB.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alvarado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others, would lean Alvarado

      • Chucky says:
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        Did anyone watch Alvarado last night?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His pitches go zippity-doo right into hitters’ bats

  22. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    ROS Bench Bat. Hiura or Tapia.

    • Hiura barring any news that Blackmon’s injury is more serious than we’ve heard so far.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  23. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who do you prefer now – DJ or Profar?
    What about when DiDi comes back (will DJ lose much time)?

    • Didi, DJ, Profar. Don’t think DJ loses much PT when Didi comes back as he’ll likely slide over to 3B with Andujar out for the season.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with B_Don

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Fear Ulchura (sic) remains at 3B; and DJ becomes mere utility.

        • Wouldn’t worry about that too much. DJ leads off and Urshella hits 7-9. Pretty clear who they value more in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi….Profar, DJ prolly, but the last two are a coin flip

  24. johnnyhobbes says:
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    the Earl of Grey,

    lourdes Jr or kingery over chavis??

    • Nope

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        thanks B

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      also sell high on Riley for Woodruff?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’d want more

        • Ditto. You can get more for Riley right now. See comment above about Riley trade value.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thanks DT

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Anytime

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your highness at your service

      Agree with others

  25. bigbear says:
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    Did the O’s trade Means to get Gausman back? That can be the only explanation for those stat lines…

    Had Beiber and Paddack going last night. And benched Alonso against Buehler. So I had that going for me…

    12 team H2H 5×5 – Some dood dropped Woodruff: Who’s the drop?
    Bench bats: Eloy, Ohtani
    SP: Giolito, Stras, Ryu, Paddack, Bieber, Flaherty, Marquez, C. Smith, Peacock
    RP: Romo, Buttrey, Cishek

    • I’m not sure you have a drop to make, but if you wanted to grab Woodruff, which you probably should, I suppose it’s Cishek or Buttrey. The Angels don’t seem to want Buttrey in the closer role and Cishek has a chance of losing it when Strop returns, and he’s out on a rehab assignment now.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buttrey

      • bigbear says:
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        Yeah, I agree. Buttrey is the low guy. SV is killing me in this league… Claim is in. I need to Eloy and/or Ohtani to heat up so they are starter worthy and I can work a trade. Thanks B_Don and DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Should I drop Lester or Caleb Smith for Peacock?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Drop Lester

    • Lester can go for Peacock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  27. Gary Z says:
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    What’s up Grey!?

    I have Myers in my CF slot , Mallex Smith and Tapia is available on the wire, but eventually Dee Gordon will be back. Should I ride out Myers til Dee gets back or try Mallex or Tapia? I’ve used 29/100 moves, not sure Myers is bad enough to burn a transaction replacing him?

    BTW- thanks for the advice on picking up Soler! He’s a monster!!

    Thanks in advance!

    -Gary Z

    • I’d just keep rolling Myers out there.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d save the moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Gary!

      Agree with others

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks fellas!

        -GZ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. Trickrey says:
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    Has anybody gotten to watch Eloy bat? All I’ve seen are his stats and I have to fight my urge to drop him everyday. Please tell me he will turn it around and I haven’t held onto him all season for this.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold. He’s going to heat up.

    • Eloy will be fine. He’ll turn it around. You didn’t waste a roster spot holding him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • LenFuego says:
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      Eloy may or may not get it going on batting average this season, but at some point the power will kick in and he is going to crank some HRs. At 22, it takes some guys a little time to figure it out. See e.g., Devers, Rafael.

  29. cavan’s dad says:
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    Sano, Kingery, or B Rodgers ROS? Normally I’d consult the ROS player rater but want to hear it from the grey’s mouth!

    No specific need just overall value. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers, but could change

  30. OaktownSteve says:
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    Got a chance to see some baseball recently. Few things. Worried about Treinen. He’s lost both velo and command. Was briefly shut down earlier. I would not be surprised if he sees some dL time or worse.

    Angels have a very pesky line up. Don’t strike out much. Not a great team against which to stream. LaStelka looks totally legit to me. Fletcher also a solid approach.

    Haven’t heard too much talk about how bad Profar’s throwing yips are. He’s entering Knobloch Sax territory. Practically walking the ball over to first. He’s also getting a heavy dose of fastballs inside and does look like he’s got to much of an answer when that pitch is well executed.

    Bassitt got squeezed a bit in his start. Amazing how much an inch or two and a few close ones that don’t go your way can impact a start. He also looks like a high 3 low K stream option going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, Trivino hasn’t been much better since the finger injury

      I like Fletcher a lot, Angels hitting has come around a lot in a year

      I talked on Profar’s yips about a month ago, I thought he had corrected himself, surprised to hear he’s still having problems

    • pinkman says:
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      Thanks for the Treinen tip, Steve! Who would you have for saves spec since Trivino has been meh too?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I don’t know, man. Treinen is going to have one of the 500 foot retractable leashes. There’s just not really any good options.

  31. Pat says:
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    Would you trade Luke Voit and Austin Riley for Jose Ramirez in a 12 team 5×5 OBP redraft league?

    • If you’re at or near the top of the standings, I think I’d hold, but if you need to make a move b/c you’re towards the bottom, JoRam is the type of guy if he gets it together and stops trying to lift everything, that can make that big difference.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Jose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with B_Don

  32. jon says:
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    Kingery or Puig ROS 10 team

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Puig for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    I don’t think that ERA is at all indicative of how good Genesis can be. He’s a young lefty with an upper 90s fastball and two pretty good off speed pitches.

    Not saying I think he’ll be mixed league relevant this year, but it’s possible. That was a tough debut match up in Philly…hopefully they give him another shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting… Since Wacha entered the game and gave up 6 ER, I don’t think Genesis is going anywhere, unless it’s for Poncedeleon, which I’m only interested in really bc I picked him up in one of my NL-Only leagues (might be the one with you)

  34. Nightpandas says:
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    Keepe league …got offered SMarte for my Paddock

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      5×5 Roto? What are the details for keepers?

      For just this year I’d want Marte…

      • Nightpandas says:
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        R h sb hr rbi k obp slg
        W l era whip k/9 qs sv

        Keep 11 forever – either would be a keeper at this point

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Marte loses value in an OBP/SLG league. I’d shop Paddack around to make sure you can’t get more.

          Paddack is the better keeper, but if you think Marte puts you over the top this year and you can’t do better, then go for it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Marte’s dine, such a terrible guy to trade for

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or done

        Or din-din, and he’s been cooked

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Why you hate Marte? He’s on 20/25 pace and hasn’t even had a hot streak yet…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, he’s overrated

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Meh is fair. He’s not a guy I’ll go to battle for or anything but the numbers will probably be there at the end of the season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think we’re closer than we first thought…. Hug?

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                Only a hug? Tummy sticks instead?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tummy stick me right now!

                  • Donkey Teeth

                    Donkey Teeth says:
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                    Here comes the Donkey stick!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Finally on same page!

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      Just in time for Pride Month

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We are the Rainbow Connection!

  35. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey..& DT, 12 team, H2H, 6X6. Still in a MI, DH Conundrum. Please rank the top two ROS:
    Dietrich, Murphy, L.Gurriel, Hiura, Fletcher, A. Russell. Thanks Man.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Harry,

      Hiura, Dietrich.

      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda like the idea of Murphy as a buy low — maybe him and Dietrich if Hiura bats 8th… Fluid situation

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        That’s what she said

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Without looking, where do you think Marte is ranked for OFs on the Player Rater?

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            45?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              42… I think most think he’s better than that

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Maybe I’m wrong, Marte’s like the worst convo piece ever

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Without looking, where do you think Marte is ranked for OFs for ROS on the Player Rater?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              45 is close… I can’t not look, I already looked…

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                9th OF and 21st overall bat ROS, that’s pretty bullish.

                But agreed he’s pretty boring and not a great convo piece.

      • happyharry says:
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        B_DON, you got ya ears on? Would you p/u Murphy, Hiura or Dietich for ROS?? TY

  36. JC says:
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    1. My Chavis, Albies and Myers for his Haniger, Moose and LeClerc. Which side? Fair/close?

    2. Would you drop G Polanco or Myers for Soler?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Albies side by a bit for me.
      2. I’d go Polanco for Soler

      • JC says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No faith in Chavis or Albies, but that return isn’t inspiring

      2. Agree with DT

      • Grey, I’m surprised. I thought you were a fan of Chavis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am, but it’s time to sell

  37. WHODAT says:
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    Smith, Dyson or Buxton for SB’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  38. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (TB and OPS): Someone dropped Soler, should I drop L. Gurriel Jr to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  39. winteriscoming says:
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    Hey grey – sometimes too many options sucks who you pick for final start this week…

    Lynn v kc 19.4
    Gibson @ tb 14
    Lucchessi v mia 20.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with SON

  40. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Biggio or Nicky Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  41. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Laughed so hard at that Correa bit! Also, one of the best baseball injuries in a while…

    A bit of a deep cut, but do you think Urias has leapfrogged Stripling as next-up when there’s a LAD SP injury? Stripling’s been used in traditional 1-IP settings lately…Urias seems to be intentionally kept in multi-inning use…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a baseball injury!

      Urias hasn’t been great recently and Urias pitched 1 IP last night… I don’t know, tbh… I’d guess Stripling

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        I mean, who HASN’T broken a rib or two that way?

        Didn’t see that bit of a clunker yesterday – thanks for pointing out! I’ve got him for $1 in a 12 team keeper, so I guess I’ll just let him ride my bench and wait/see…(if only for trade value to the LAD fans / SP prospect hounds in my league).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, exactly!

  42. edietrich1962 says:
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    Probably stupid question here but should I give up Victor Robles to get Manny Machado!

    If Manny gets going then I know this would be good deal. I can probably live without speed of Robles as I have Mondesi, Story, Segura and Trout to hopefully cover my speed category.

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  43. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    Which side – Ryu or Montas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  44. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Benjamin button league hah.. on the realz, Leclerc is killing me. But i know if drop him i do, a closer he will become. And thats yoda quoting me!

    Anyways… 12 team obp 5×5 roto keeper league. i was offered LoCain (not a keeper) and Haniger ($8 this year, $12 for 2019) for alex reyes ($1 this year, $6 2019, $9 2020), griffin canning ($5, $10, $13), matt carpenter ($16, $22).

    Im in 2nd place so im doing well. Could use a boost in rbi, saves and pitching ratios and this would only maybe help a little bit in rbi with haniger but doesnt really address my needs and it potentially hurts in Ks and obp. Never really loved haniger, cain is aging and i feel carp can get hot again. Thinking i should hold, am i crazy?

    My Current OF: winker pham mercado hicks meadows
    My current pitchers: strasburg, ryu, l castillo, hendricks, darvish, folty, canning, a reyes, l jackson, doolittle, leclerc

    • Molina bros bbq says:
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      I also have springer on IL slot forgot to mention

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice on yoda…

      Hold

  45. Grand Salami says:
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    Is Machado and Charlie Morton too much to give up to get Arenado ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if shallow league it’s fair

  46. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, 5×5 standard Y! league, my Albies for his J-Ram? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      let us know how this turns out

  47. Mike says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed yahoo H2H redraft league.

    6 out of 10 teams make the playoffs, and I know my team will get in. I want to make sure that I have a strong team at the end of the season.

    I had to cut Taillon earlier b/c I had too many people on the DL,

    Should I pick up Tone or more fo the following: Taillon, Musgrove, Strahm, Skaggs, Sonny Gray, Wade Miley, Nick Pivetta, Jimmy Neslon, or Alex Reyes to strengthen my pitching staff for later in the year? If so, who should I drop?

    My team:

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

    DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)

    STARTING PITCHERS:

    James Paxton
    Martin Perez
    Franie Montas
    Rich Hill
    Mike Foltynewicz
    Mike Soroka
    Chris Paddack
    Caleb Smith

    DL: Like Weaver
    DL: Tyler Glasnow

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez
    Wade Davis (on DL, but on my bench now b/c I only have 3 DL spots)
    Ken Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tone? Huh?

      • Mike says:
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        Sorry, I meant to say “one”, not “Tone”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I thought that was code for a guy’s name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Strahm are ownable, but don’t see who you’re dropping

  48. Mike says:
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    How would you rank these horrible relievers in terms of who is most droppable in a Saves/keeper league:

    Sean Newcomb
    Givens
    Cody Allen

    • Cram It says:
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      Newcomb is the least droppable and who gives a sh*t about the other 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  49. rhodyballer says:
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    S. Bieber + G. Polanco or Benitendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benitendi

  50. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    The “bulgarian tickler” lol……..”it’s comedy gold jerry, comedy gold”

    should i drop correa or is it worth it to hold on for a happy ending??

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      should i drop correa or is it worth it to hold on for a happy ending??

      Also…in my other league would you drop Upton for Kingery? thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d hold Upton, he’s about to return, no?

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          Thanks he may be ……….i’m just getting impatient looking at my DL i have had him since the draft

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Correa

  51. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey as well as any other of the other cream of the crop writers here at RB:

    10 tm h2h pts for ROS: Looking for consistency – who are the first 2 guys to drop from this list?

    Montas, Miley, Canning, G.Marquez, S.Grey, Bieber, Thor

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning, Gray

  52. RICE says:
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    Hey DT! Hey Grey!

    10-Team / H2H

    I’d like to grab Kingery but I have Jimmy Nelson still sitting in my DL spot.

    SP’s: Verlander, Clevenger (IL), Wheeler, Morton, D. German, Peacock, Nelson
    Bench Bats: Hiura, Biggio, Rodgers, Domingod

    (A) Drop Nelson and Biggio to pick up Kingery
    (B) Drop Biggio and Hiura to stream Nelson and pick up Kingery
    (C) Hold.

    Thanks!

    • RICE says:
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      Kyle Tucker also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, C

  53. Slowmez says:
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    Which of these promising bats should fill my open UTIL spot with Krush out? 10 team H2H Categories

    Mercado, JBJ, Lourdes, GPolanco, Kingery, Mallex, Cron, Renato or Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

  54. Vlad Sr. says:
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    What’s going on with Vlad Guerrero Jr? He looks overmatched most at bats. Meanwhile less heralded rookies are absolutely feasting on the juiced ball this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t worry, your son will come around

  55. NJW says:
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    Grey,

    Please tell those regression fairies to stay as far away from Paddack as possible! By the way, have to give you credit – you did say multiple times how the Strahm and Lauer starts made you oddly nervous about Paddack…

    Question for you: does Austin Riley feel like a sell high? I have lots of bats at CI (Voit, Muncy, Vlad, Hoskins) and OF (Hoskins, Soto, Domingo, Marte, Winker, Malex) so would like to move some of the excess I have for pitching. Think I read somewhere Riley is at a .483 BABIP which obviously screams regression, but is this is 30-40 HR guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, stupid intuition

      Riley does feel like a sell high — he’ll fall back to earth and Ender will return and it could get messy

    • Cram It says:
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      All of his numbers scream regression. He’s just coming out of the gate hot, which happens.

  56. Ryan says:
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    In my dynasty league I have 2 offers for Harper. Any worth taking or do I stay put?

    Harper Perez Mikolas for Gerrit Cole Domingo Santana Cole Hamels

    Or

    Kepler?, Luis Castillo, Triston McKenzie and Brad Peacock for Harper

    ?C Danny Jansen
    1B Pete Alonso
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Rafael Devers
    Rf Bryce Harper
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto
    Util Jonathan Villar
    Bn Kevin Cron

    Bn Avisaíl Garcia
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Vidal Brujan
    Na Joey Bart

    Sp Jon Lester
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Brandon woodruff
    Rp John brebbia
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden
    P Julio Urias
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn John Means
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Bn Jeff Samardzija
    Na Jesus Luzardo
    Na Casey Mize

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send Castillo/Peacock for him

      • Ryan says:
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        Oh my bad I’m the one trading away harper

    • LenFuego says:
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      I would hold. If you are looking for pitching, try to get more.

      • Ryan says:
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        What type of deal should I look to do if I deal harper?

  57. kilkennybrian says:
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    1. I know Oaktown mentioned a sell on Trienen earlier. Should I shop him despite not being overly strong in saves? I do tend to agree he’s gotta be hurt or something. Kinda wanna get out from under that. Sell high?

    2. Have Robles, Trienen, Diaz, and Buehler in one league. Fun times last night.

    3. I saw your blurb said “please get hot” about Soto. Was that sarcasm? Pretty sure he’s batting like .500 the last two weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, if you can get something decent… Not exactly selling high after his last few

      2. Ouch

      3. I need more!

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        High would be assuming his low is Tommy john or shut down for elbow issues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s true

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            What about Trienen for Lucchesi and Neris?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me

        • knucks says:
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          If you are talking about selling an SP1/RP1 after a string of bad starts/blown saves, you’re selling low.

          If you are selling a rookie callup after a really hot start, while the underlying numbers scream regression, you’re selling high.

          We’ve had this discussion before, right?

  58. osnam says:
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    I always enjoy reading your stuff! I wondering if you would rather own Senzel or Will Myers? Also, Vogelbach and Olson are on wavers.. Would yu take any of those two over Myers and Senzel? I’m just looking for the best bat. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Senzel, Olson, Myers, that order

      • osnam says:
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        You the man! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. FantasyLand says:
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    Yesterday I asked for this trade, keeper league roto.

    I give Moncada + Fried + Harper + Glasnow and I receive Cole + Ozuna. You said it was ok.

    I’m negotiating for Jose Ramirez with another manager. Is Moncada + Glasnow for JoRam fair? If so, which trade do you like better?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take JoRam

  60. Ozzie Smith says:
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    I told myself I wouldn’t go near Albies again at the end of last season yet here I am again. Lots of good upside options at 2B in a ten team h2h league. He’s currently riding my bench while Moncada has been decent, I’m thinking about dropping him for Mallex Smith since I could use the extra steals.
    2B on the wire in case someone scoops up Albies…
    Hiura
    Murphy
    Rodgers
    Dietrich
    Etc.
    Am I crazy or would you make this move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Albies, I think you can find someone to trade for him

  61. Jays for days says:
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    Degrom/arenado or trout/cole

    Keeper league

    Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  62. Yanked Off says:
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    My Judge for his J-Ram?
    12 team roto mixer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Push, maybe… I’d prolly go Judge still

      • Yanked Off says:
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        Been waffling on this for awhile, last week I saw you post J-Ram side. So now I’m at square one again. Be my luck I Judge back off the IL and he has ah hard sneeze and goes right back. Looks like Tarzan, has the durability of Jane.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  63. Joe Beisbol says:
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    What would be a fair buy-low offer for J-Ram? LaStella + what level player = a J-Ram?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thor?

  64. BringBacktheBrown says:
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    Martin Perez a sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  65. AndyMan says:
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    I’ve been offered Bellinger for Sale. 14 team league mixed standard categories. My current IB and OF are Braun, Rosario, Riley, JD, & Khris Davis. SP’s are Ryu, Nola, Noah, Montas, Perez, Heaney. Should I make the move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bellinger and run

  66. Cram It says:
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    Is Mike Trout a sell medium? LOLZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  67. greggpatenaude says:
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    i have an embarrassment of riches at SS in a 12 team dynasty obp league.

    I have the following players:

    Lindor 4 years
    Story 5 years
    Treat 5 years
    Mondesi 7 years
    Tatis 6 years

    I can’t start one of them so he’s on bench, not a bad problem, but could probably upgrade other areas and be much better overall. If you were to trade one, who would be my target to sell? i guess it’s a hard question, but trying to figure out who’s least valuable to me over above contract periods.

    thanks for the time, love your site, read it multiple times a day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell Lindor of those

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words too!

      • greggpatenaude says:
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        Why? Just because least control or like the others better outright? I thought you loved Lindor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like others more

          • greggpatenaude says:
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            grazie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              De noche

  68. Play Ball says:
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    Need to drop one:

    Happ or Musgrove? It’s a QS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  69. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Yo Grey, couple things:
    1)Josh Bell makes me 10 kinds of happy. Listened to the podcast yday: A) that helium laugh slays me every time, B) its not just the balls Grey! LOL, its a new swing thats leading to better contact and thennnn the helium balls. I think if it was “normal” balls he’d still get 25+ HR this year, finally tapping into his game power.
    2) You think Chavis is a sell now? what kind of value should be target
    3) Dahl post incoming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha, thanks!

      2. I’m thinking that on Chavis, sadly… Maybe a Giolito-type? Closer? Hard to say

      • Joe Schmo says:
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        Maybe Puig for Chavis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  70. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Glad I benched Carlos Santana yesterday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

  71. Matty says:
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    Do you prefer Amed Rosario or Kingery ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  72. Thundergunn says:
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    Miley worth owning in a 14 team mixed? or just stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, own

  73. Moonraker says:
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    My Riley for Clevenger. Could use some pitching. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, get someone who’s not injured

  74. Cram It says:
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    DT did you pick up enough guys for the Coloardo game? Jerk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  75. royce! says:
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    I was surprisingly flummoxed trying to decide whether or not to accept AL KAHOLIC’s offer of his Bogaerts for my Tatis. I ended up accepting it. Whaddya think of that? I felt like it could go either way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either way, I’d take Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you live in Portland now?

      • royce! says:
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        No…why? I live in Olympia, which is 60 miles south of Seattle, and like 2 hours drive north of Portland.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cougs and I are headed to Portland for ASB

          • royce! says:
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            Oh sweet! I’m probably coming to Portland Sunday the 7th for a show…when are y’all flying in?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              ASB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Knew it was Pacific NW… Cougs remembered it was Olympia

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            She asked that I say hello!

            • royce! says:
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              Well please say hi for me!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Easy there, champ!

                • royce! says:
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                  Oh, sorry. Please tell her that I asked you to say hello?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nah, she’s over it… Now we’re divorcing, thanks, homey!

                    • royce! says:
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                      Glad I could do my part!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m moving to Olympia

  76. avogt555 says:
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    Why you thinking chavis a sell? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Overperforming

  77. Jax says:
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    J. Gray or Lyles? Grab Gallen or stream? 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lyles… Grab Gallen if you have room

  78. Grand Salami says:
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    Is Machado & Charlie Morton too much to give up for Arenado ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You asked this earlier

  79. Roma pizza of Stuart says:
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    Asking for a friend when is Luis Urias getting called up why is Ian Kinsler still wasting space

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I knew, pizza man!

  80. J-Money says:
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    What’s up G,

    12 team OPS league, can you rank Domingo, Hicks and Franmil ROS?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You prolly did, maybe flip flop last two

      • J-Money says:
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        Thanks man. I have Yelich, Acuna, Conforto, plus two of those three to cover my OF/Util spot. If you were to target a closer with either Hicks or Franmil, who might you look at? RP is my biggest weakness right now.

  81. Joseph Reilly says:
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    grey – plz rank the following ROS in a 14 teamer 5×5 roto:

    – Chavis
    – Brandon Lowe
    – Renfroe
    – Profar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis, Profar

  82. Tony says:
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    Wich one of these is a drop in a head to head 12 teamer with qs:
    S. Gray
    T. Mahle
    T. Skaggs

    I’m trying to improve quality overall in my staff, and to do so i drop the players that often get rocked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  83. DJ says:
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    10 team H2H

    Chavis or Olson ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  84. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Happy Thursday Grey!
    Quick question….
    Add Bryan Reynolds and drop either, Biggio, Young Cron, or Quintana?
    OR stay the course.
    OR any other Thoughts?
    Yahoo Keeper league-

    C- JT Realmuto
    1B- Alonso
    2b- DJ ( Eat a what?) Lemahieu
    SS_ Story
    3b- Vlad Jr
    LF- Hoskins(1b)
    CF Haniger,
    RF-D.Santana
    Util- Ohtani, K.Cron, Biggio, Dyson

    SP- Verlander, D> German, G. Marguiz, Tanaka, Peacock, Quintana
    RP- Neris, Britton, Osuna,
    DL_ Strop , D Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young Cron

      • Ed Spinelli says:
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        Thanks,
        Was torn as Cron swing sure is pretty but looks like his playing time is limited which is silly. I would think they would be over walker by now. Quintana has been a little shaky and i just don’t know as much about Biggio other than his pedigree and your love for him, so I appreciate the clarity….
        Reynolds is a new team member and Cron is out there to ride the bench of someone else. I would think he would be good enough to earn his wings by next year for sure.

        Have a fun weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem! You too! (It’s Thursday.)

  85. Dillon says:
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    Nola for Thor/Osuna? I’ll be getting Thor.

    6×6 redraft with QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

      • Dillon says:
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        I meant I’ll be getting Thor AND Osuna. I’m assuming you mean take the deal? Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  86. Db says:
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    Mize, Gallen or tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  87. Chicken Benintendis says:
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    How do you value Senzel ROS?

    Feel like this is probably a “Yeah duh” but just want a 2nd opinion, mostly because of the steals involved and I’m not sure how to value Senzel:

    Give up Starling Marte and Senzel for JD and G Polanco?

    Polanco is probably a throwaway – he added him in there. Really just tryna buy low on JD. Fire away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side, it’s fair as long as JD stays healthy

  88. negatto says:
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    ROS who would we rather have for overall value?

    Goldy, Bryant or Trea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

      • negatto says:
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        So a follow up –

        Which side?

        Goldy, Mallex or Trea?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trea

  89. Dancin Homer says:
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    Man, Gurriel just keeps on hitting! How high are we on him for the ROS?

    who would you be ranking him around at this point?

    I’m in a few 12-team, 6×6 (OPS) redraft leagues and am trying to justify a roster spot for him.

    As always, thanks for the insight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not sure he’s ownable in 2 weeks from now — He’s hot, ride the wave

  90. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey/wazzah G?
    (10 tm categories league, QS, OPS)

    Offense sputtered hard this week and I’m losing pretty solidly 8-3 against the last place team. Still tied at 0 for SB (even with Adalberto on the squad) and need a spark in my lineup.

    I saw earlier you recommended Mallex over these types of guys: Mercado, JBJ, Lourdes, GPolanco, Kingery, Mallex, Cron, Renato. With my need for steals I’m 200% sure you’re gonna tell me to pick up Mallex too but I wanted to be 300% sure, i guess?, and also see where you’d rank Mallex right now among other hitters? (no need for ROS proj. Im only worried about the next couple weeks) Maybe give a handful of names you’d place Mallex in the middle of? Trying to get a sense of your confidence in him as a start, for instance I would’ve thought Kingery over Mallex. Thank you, Overloard!

    -Jeats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex is more valuable than a top 40 OF, or unownable depending on needs

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I agree. Might even drop him at the end of this week if I pick him up. He’s some kind of failed Soviet experiment to combine dee gordon and billy hamilton, complete with Billy’s “a-billy-ty” to not be able to swipe bags purely based on his OBP lol.

        Random subject change: I think it’s time Miley graduates from streamer to 4th starter range. I remember we discussed how much we both like(d) Matz back before his nerve injury. A little pitching comparison of the two lefties:

        Miley: 69.1 IP (nice), 7.01 K/9, 2.08 BB/9, 1.4 HR/9, .260 BABIP, 3.25 ERA, 4.38/4.24 FIP/xFIP
        Matz: 50.2 IP, 9.06 K/p, 2.84 BB/9, 1.78 HR/9, .302 BABIP, 3.55 ERA, 4.7/4.13 FIP/xFIP

        Miley had the same pitching record (5-2) last year in 80 innings before getting injured. From last year, his K/9 is up 1.5, his BB/9 are down 1, and his BABIP is only down 0.009. He had a 2.5 ERA with 3.6 FIP and this year at 3.5 with 4.4 FIP, not to mention pitching on the best team in baseball.

        I was streaming this guy every week but now I ‘m sensing a bit of FOMO dropping him back to waivers. Holding Matz at the moment too, praying for no fluke injuries and praying to the regression fairies for both guys. I’m thinking Miley needs to at the very least be a HARD cyclops. Any idea what his small sample size of success the last couple years has been? New pitch? I can’t find much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

          Yeah, totally on Miley… His long history of meh is playing against him right now, but as I pointed out in this post, has he been that much worse than Hendricks, who everyone (rightfully) thinks is solid

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            Ya I was hoping to see a Miley shoutout today! Glad to know you like him as much as I do. Thanks for the convo have a good one G

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  91. Chicken says:
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    How do you value Senzel ROS?

    Feel like this is a “yeah duh” but want a 2nd opinion before I pull the trig mostly because of the steals involved and idk what to really expect of Senzel ROS:

    Give Senzel and Starling Marte to get JD and G Polanco?

    Polanco is probably a throwaway – think he added him in there thinking it sweetens the deal.

    • Chicken Benintendis says:
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      Oops sorry for the double-tap

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just answered

  92. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Thank you for your previous answers…. Was thinking about Chavis again, Would you like Hiura or aldymas diaz over chavis? I have Didi coming back, when he does i could move Baez to 2nd base. at that point in time i would pick up … Kyle Tucker. or should i not sleep on Tucker anymore?

    Im all over the place on this post …. still want woodruff to fill in the RP slot. But I will have to figure out what to do about that while i watch leclerc open for the rangers again ( at least its apoints league.

    Also- get alex reyes while hes not hot? drop M perez, heaney, canning, musgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’m not saying drop Chavis, just sell him

      Can lose Perez for Reyes if you’re just stashing, but Reyes may be weeks away and no guarantee of anything

  93. Quod says:
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    Which Streamer do you like this weekend?

    Porcello @ NYY
    T. Richards @SD
    M. Kelly vs NYM
    Urena @SD
    D. Norris @ATL
    S. Anderson @Bal
    Fedde @CIN
    Senzatela vs TOR
    Milone vs LAA
    Sampson vs KC
    Cashner vs SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d check SON

  94. Bonfire says:
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    Would you add/stash any of the following relievers?

    I’m in a points league that scores holds

    Robertson
    Strickland
    Kahnle
    Strop

    Here’s who I own

    Parker
    Holland
    Doolittle
    Romo
    Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  95. Yond says:
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    What are your thoughts on Brendan McKay? Would you consider him a must add if he gets called up given his pitching eligibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  96. Wiliest says:
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    Would you add Robertson or Strickland over any of the following?

    Strop
    Romo
    Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  97. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    C.J Cron or Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  98. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Shallow 10-team mixed league, Grey can you rank for me? No specific category, just overall value. Lourdes, A Rosario, Schoop, Cesar Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed, Lourdes

  99. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, we rolling out Kikuchi vs Angers (SON $7.6) tonight in a very shallow league where we are above innings and thus not chasing wins or strikeouts, just looking for good starts (I hope that made sense)? Start him or pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him, but if I did, I’d start him

  100. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How would you rank (I tried) David Robertson, Hunter Strickland and Cody Allen ROS?

    Any of them closing soon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strickland….Robertson….garbage

      Strickland should close when he returns

  101. LadyScorpio says:
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    Someone just dropped Bumgarner in my 10 team, roto, keeper league. Would you add him? I already have Bieber, Boyd, Heaney, Lynn, Soroka and Gallen (N/A). Please advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Lynn

  102. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey!

    Baby Seal’s back. Just wanted to say hi and that I signed up for the free trial. May fork over some $$!!

    Did anyone give you props on that hilarious ‘trap’ joke the other day. Spent a bunch of time the last couple days catching up on your posts, so I don’t remember which one it was in.

    That was GOLD I tell ya. GOLD!

    Cheers,
    Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, I don’t even know what trap joke was, I write so much of these… Good to have your Baby Seal of approval tho!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, oh yeah! Grey at the top of his game!

          • baby seal says:
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            Always!!

  103. baby seal says:
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    Grey!

    Baby seal is back. Somehow my comment just got lost, but I signed in with my free trial username, which is what I’m here to tell you. May fork over some $$!!

    Did anyone give you props on that ‘trap’ blurb the other day? Can’t remember which post it was in, since I spent the last couple days catching up.

    That was GOLD I tell ya. GOLD! Serious LOL moment.

    Cheers,
    Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just give us your, Baby Seal!

      • baby seal says:
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        LMAO

        I guess it went through before. I’ll find it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Quickly, Seal!

          • baby seal says:
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            Read above!! Keeping u on your toes. :)

  104. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey, are you selling or buying trevor Bauer ROS? I own him and cant decide what bat I should get for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buying

  105. William Hung says:
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    Dahl goes oppo for a 2 run blast! I really hope this isn’t all Coors fueled and he takes this power on the road

    • Cram It says:
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      No Rocky hits on the road. Even Arenado’s career away numbers are pedestrian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so too! But tend to agree with Cram… You have to stock up on stats in Coors

      • William Hung says:
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        all I want is for him to put more balls in play on the road – he’s got like a 40% k-rate on the road, and he’s cut that k-rate a whole bunch during this home stand

  106. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Minor move here, but who would you keep of these two if you needed to cut one. Keep Rowdy Tellez or Keep Christian Walker?

    I have more faith in Tellez but I’m not sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Walker

      • Harley says:
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        Thanks boss!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Dahl walked in his 1st AB (4 in last 5 games now) and now just got a 2 run homer on a 1-0 pitch. Things are looking up!

    • Cram It says:
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      Fireworks in Coors! Go go Dahl. He said, “No Cram, I am not a 4020!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Haha I just called him that last week when he was hitting 7th with his .310 BA.

        Really glad it made him angry. I’m down for a 21-14 touchdown win for the Rockies.

        • Cram It says:
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          Tapia’s kinda on that 4020 train…I thought he stole bases!

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Another hit for Dahl. Seems like he’s getting to the ball better now, just jumped on the first fastball again that was on outer half

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was a weak sister bloop to left, but I’ll take it!

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Story getting caught stealing 1 pitch before didn’t help. Probably changed his approach.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Story’s a bit of a dope there, but I love my guys trying to steal so I’ll take it

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                4-4!!! hot damn

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

  108. Wan says:
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    Gray and donkey teeth,
    almost every site i go to says to sell B. Lowe. why?
    should i move him? he has that 2nd/OF positions which is great. i just dont understand why sell him?
    I have a GM who is in need of an OF. Should i move him for Dahl?

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s most likely over performing. And I would take Dahl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are you selling B. Lowe to? I’d take Dahl

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Agree with others, Dahl at 100% is a top 20 bat, Lowe is not.

  109. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    No one mentions Alex Reyes anymore but he has great stuff, is only 24, and “Reyes has looked sharp in a pair of starts for High-A Palm Beach, compiling a 1.93 ERA and 11:3 K:BB in 9.1 innings” on a rehab assignment before returning to AAA.

    If you only have two Minors spots and Robert is in the other, is it him, Trammell, Bradley, Kelenic, Royce Lewis, C.Pache, Joey Bart, Sixto Sanchez, Jesus Sanchez (OF TB), Sean Murphy, or Ke’Bryan Hayes?

    • Cram It says:
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      Because most of use don’t play in your cockamamie dynasty leagues with 20 players that won’t see the majors for 5 years.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        “Cockamamie”? Wow…$10 Word there, Cram It.

        We don’t consider ourselves a dynasty league….just a 2-year keeper with a Minor League exception.

        We do allow FAs to come in with a first-year $1o salary and allow two spots for Minors only and they can come in with a a$2 salary from the Minor Draft in April or a $5 salary if you pick them in midseason.

        • Cram It says:
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          Haha. See all that extra salary stuff and transfer fees is even more cockamamie.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

            • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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              Haha….you know what’s even crazier, Cram It??

              We let a Website on the InterzWebzz compile our stats for us instead of your league you started with sportswrite Daniel Okrent at that restaurant….good luck recording the statistics from “The Sporting News” magazine by hand…
              ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stash him — he was in my top 100 SPs in preseason

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Grey. I hope he can help me a bit this year. I might need some pitching help.

        Someone dropped the artist formerly named “Rockies Ace Kyle Freeland” so I stashed him on my bench.

        Do you see him getting his stuff together this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t own Freeland

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          you are think of the exiled nazi. freeland ain’t the ace of anything.

          – a.reyes has been ranked quite high by any prospector i’ve ever seen, he’s quite a known entity.

  110. Coolwhip

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    hahaha Bud Black is one greedy SOB, pinch hits Mark Reynolds with 2 outs, your catcher on 1st, and a 3 run lead in the 5th inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or he’s an idiot

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        HA! or a combination of both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly

  111. hal_incandenza says:
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    Saw the home-massage news and wondered how that would be parlayed here today. Not disappointed. I feel like I milk-snorted (sans milk) when I read the title. Good one (Rudy?)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, Rudy was title

  112. JC says:
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    Hard to believe I dropped Adam Jones keeping G Polanco and Maz. I did not think he would be this good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, have to assume it will cool at some point, it being Zombino

      • JC says:
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        Too funny! I have Carrasco. Good times

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  113. JP says:
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    Would you dump Aaron Hicks for Mercado or L. Gurriel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

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

    Corbin @Reds (Mahle)
    Wheeler @Dbacks(Godley)
    Mahle home vs Nats (Corbin)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robin

  115. ThatGuyPeter says:
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    Josh Bell or Kris Bryant ROS? Crazy that it’s debatable but it’s still Bryant right? Is Bell a top 40 player now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell, but close, could go either way

  116. Robert says:
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    Y. Chirinos or S. Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny

  117. William Hung says:
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    Preseason dark horse MVP Travis Shaw is set to come back next week! I wonder if Hiura is gonna get screwed out of PT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly, and I’m rooting for Hiura now

  118. krazyivan says:
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    I’m trying to land Devers and upgrade my pitching.
    Who would you want ROS most?
    Strausburg
    Paxton
    Kershaw
    Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m between Ryu, Stras and Pax… all injury risks, prolly go Ryu

  119. Steve says:
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    S Marte dropped in 10T 5×5 redraft

    Drop Domingo or Ohtani for him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  120. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Do you have a preference on J McCann or C Vazquez at catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  121. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    OK, think deep dynasty league in its 10th year before answering this. Anybody worth having is already rostered. So, knowing that, would it be worth snagging Devin Smeltzer (SP-MIN) as a flyer for a DL replacement just to see if he might stick? I’m in need of SP.

    You didn’t seem too impressed with him the other day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked like he threw junk, meh… if you have room, why not

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Sounds good! Thanks!

  122. krazyivan says:
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    Most pitchers have bad innings that lead to disappointment-that would be and improvement for Carlos Carrasco. He’s just bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I hear ya

  123. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS/Holds
    Whit Merrifield for Albies and Fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit

  124. Steve says:
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    Please rank (10T 5×5 redraft)

    Hicks, Ohtani, Mallex

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks, Ohtani… unless you need SBs then Mallex 1st

  125. Stephen Lyon says:
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    How about that Sandy? Couldn’t ask for much more in a QS league Good call Your Greyness :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        And went off the reservation and started Junis. Hope they pull him now!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Throw the damn towel!

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            He gone! Another QS for the good guys.

  126. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is it time to drop Martin Perez? Skaggs, Canning, Lynn, Lauer, Wade Miley, Jose Urena and Kyle Gibson are available.

    • baby seal says:
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      Who else can you drop? Perez has been pretty good and will rack some Ws on the Twins.

      Miley and Canning are my favs on that list.

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks for the reply. I have a lot of decent pitching but not great. He is my worst and I just don’t believe in him. May hold though and see what happens next time out. Its a league with limited moves.

        • Harley Earl says:
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          I’d drop him. I like Skaggs. Kyle Gibson is serviceable too.

  127. Alex says:
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    Musgrove and Kikuchi not looking great lately.

    I have a research-related question for you, Grey. When it’s time to look deeper into stats of pitchers who are starting to struggle or break out, what do you look at? What is most useful for you on a site like Fangraphs?

    For example, what cued you into Giolito’s breakout?

  128. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    I need to move a SP when Clevinger comes of DL. I’m in a shallow league that uses QS instead of wins.

    Who would be the odd one out and runner up I should trade from this list?

    Ryu
    Corbin
    Cole
    Marquez
    Carrasco
    Buehler
    Clevinger

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      good night that’s a tough one. hopefully one of them (ryu likely) gets hurt before that happens.

  129. i've 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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    good night rengifo is on base a LOT over the last few days. me likey. tons of singles/doubles/BB’s.

  130. IrishMike says:
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    MY GOD!!!! Grey do you write all your material? “Ribbed for your displeasure? had me laughing so hard I pissed myself!!

    I need some wins and a sleeper SP for the next 4-6 weeks, Anibal Sanchez or Chase Anderson, or God Forbid Desclifani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I write most of it, ribbed for displeasure was Rudy

      I don’t trust any of those, I guess Anderson

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