Immortality smells of Chucky Cheese because that’s what Carlos Rodon was throwing last night. *wavy lines* Chyron: A Few Days Ago. “Skip, I don’t think I can go. I mean, I can go…But not like that.” It was Tuesday, and Carlos Rodon had an upset stomach, unable to pitch, but what he was really doing, what no one knew at the time, he was getting out all the runs he had in him. *wavy lines* Chyron: Present Time, uh, Yesterday. Early in the game, Rodon was working a slider, but not darting it hard and high and past people. The Clevelanders were making contact. Struggling, weak contact, but it was there. Then, as the game progressed, Rodon began to get as loose as the buttons on his jersey, and the high Chucky Cheese began to whip past hitters. He was feeling it. By the end of the 8th, a perfect game within his grasp. Strikeouts began to pile up, and 98 MPH Chucky Cheese hitting the upper quadrant of the zone. One out in the ninth on a close play at first, then Roberto Perez dug his left foot in, but he dug it in too much! An offspeed pitch in the dirt hit him. How is it not in the unwritten rules rulebook for Perfect Games that a guy can be hit in the 9th to break one up? So, Rodon’s final line:  9 IP, 0 ER, 0 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at zero, and give him the AL Cy and let’s stop playing games. He’s always struggled with command in previous years, and I don’t think we can say those problems are completely in the rearview, but you never know when a guy turns the corner. The stuff, as they say, is there, so, yes, I’d pick him up in all leagues just to see if this isn’t a complete fluke. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dylan Cease – Hit the Covid IL, though didn’t test positive for Covid. “Welcome back to The Not-Really Epidemiologists! On last week’s episode, Dr. Bruce woke up with a bad hangover and Covid symptoms. Let’s pick up the action here….” “I have Covid.” “You do?” “Yes, or a headache.”

Yermin Mercedes – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .500. Home run appeared to be a 500-foot ding dong like you see in the unpixelated King Kong vs. Godzilla movies, but Statcast measured it at, like, 415 feet. Feet-schmeet, I’m having major Mercedes, which is the German word for envy.

Zach Plesac – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.27. Surprised Dan Plesac didn’t call in sick last night for MLB Tonight. Like when Harold Reynolds found out all the female interns were on vacation.

Julian Merryweather – Hit the IL with a strained oblique. Man, I wish MLB never invented the oblique during the spring of 2010. Could’ve avoided so many injuries. As I explained yesterday, there’s the Pepper Mill Dance, and the Waiter At The Table Grating Cheese Dance, I’m doing the latter, calling on Jordan Romano.

Ross Stripling – Out with forearm tightness. If only the Jays had someone else, say, a Pearson of interest.

Bo Bichette – 3-for-5, and a double slam (3, 4) and legs (2), as he hits .327. Okay, enough tiddlywinking on the hoo-ha, it’s business time. Pull up your WeWork desk, wear your ironic t-shirt, and let’s shoot the shizz, Chippy Choop! Boba Chette is gonna be a top five overall pick next year, isn’t he? If you had to guess, Boba or FTJ in 2022? If you’re saying Tatis, I appreciate your optimism. I wish I were as optimistic. Bo Bichette is going to go 25/30/.310 and people are not going to deny that he is the second coming of what the absolute best case scenario was for Treat Urner’s power and Tatis’s speed. Or maybe he’s simply Dante’s first coming. Um, what? *slowly tiptoes out of room, slowly tiptoes into room filled with Moms Against Double Entendres* Hey, I didn’t hire any MADEs. *dodges tomato*

Alejandro Kirk – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Live long and Alejandro.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homer. He puts a charge into each ball like he puts a charge into each hospital bill for every MRI on his oblique.

Corey Kluber – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.10. I wasn’t being facetious when I said in the preseason I wouldn’t draft Kluber in any league. I see his ownership % way above zero, and I don’t get it. He hasn’t shown anything in years.

Lorenzo Cain – Hit the IL with old. Cards’ reliever Daniel Ponce De Leon is working on a cure.

Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.49. He is the first pitcher since 1906 to start the year with 30 Ks and zero walks. That seems good. Jacob deGrom or Corbin Burnes in 2022? Right, right, how about deGrom or Burnes for this year? Okay, bit early for that, but the convo doesn’t seem farfetched. Burnes is a smoke show and owning Burnes is like watching a Victoria’s Secret fashion show when you’re 13.

David Peterson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 6.30. Was watching Michael Fulmer, so have no idea how Peterson “looked” but his line “looks” great. Peterson did have a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP in 49 2/3 IP last year, so this preseason might’ve been a case where people weren’t buying in this year because the underlying stats aren’t great. Here’s the thing, I don’t have any leagues where we count “underlying” stats, so I’d give Peterson a shot, but his next game is in Coors, so bleh.

James McCann – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. That’s one up, McCann!

Max Fried – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain, that happened when he was hustling between 1st and “why are pitchers running the bases.” In an NL-Only league, I have Kyle Wright stashed, and grabbed Bryse Wilson.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .447. Tildaddy says you can have some of his mint chocolate chip!

Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (3). The power/speed combo with Jazz, it feels so…improvisational.

Kohei Arihara – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.07. Has now given out one free pass in 14 2/3 IP, while recording seven punch outs. So far he’s thrown six pitches, averaging 92 MPH on the fastball, and relying primarily on his slider, though a cutter and change are worked in a fair amount. Feels to me right now like an on-the-safer side fifth fantasy starter with little upside, which puts him in the Streamonator camp. That’s an update on Kohei, kapeesh?

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, and a triple, because he was thrown out at home on an inside-the-park home run attempt after replay review, which brings me to my point. The Texas Rangers might play a whole year without one positive highlight.

Nate Lowe – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer. Also, in this game, Brandon Lowe (1-for-4) homered. It’s the Lowe’s bringing the wood and nailing it! Also, quality outdoor furniture.

Alex Bregman – Hit the IL with Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Martin Maldonando and Robel Garcia. Was there a trash can trade show in town?

Lance McCullers – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.27. Rough start for McCullers at home vs Detroit. Guess Altuve, Bregman, and Yordan weren’t the only ones exposed this week.

Michael Fulmer – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.00. He’s just not stretched out yet. He looked excellent for the first four innings, then gave up a bizzomb to Jason Castro in the 5th because he was gassed. I grabbed him in my RCL and have him in deeper leagues. Never liked Fulmer before, but his velocity is way up, and he could be a shallow mixed league viable starter.

Bryan Garcia – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.40, and Gregory Soto threw the 8th, so, yeah, who’s the closer, A.J. Hinch, you giant dummy! Oh, and Ciserno started the 9th, but retired no one, so, yeah, maybe we’re the dummies? I don’t know. My guess is it’s still Soto, but a timeshare with Garcia, is prolly more accurate.

Griffin Canning – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.23. I’ll be honest, have nothing to say on this start. I like Canning; he’s just started slow. All I can think about is when Canning matches up with Dunning, and I gerund puns into a fine dust and sprinkle them on your brain.

Michael A. Taylor – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .324. Don’t have him on any teams, so I’m not riding the highs and lows each day of A. Taylor, but from the comments, it seems like people are done with him. Okay, not sure how much more he could do. This is literally his peak. If you want to drop him now, how did you ever come to acquire him? You thought he was a .400 hitter? Y’all mushy in the head?

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Catchers account for 75% of all homers this year. I don’t know for fact, but I know it’s true.

Johnny Cueto – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.80, but left the game abruptly, like he was Jason LaRue taking a kick to the head. It’s said to be lat tightness, and it didn’t look serious, for what my medical opinion is worth which is nothing.

Alex Wood – Returns this Saturday. Same. Cougs knows what I’m saying! Rawr! Uh, anyway, Logan Webb heads to the bullpen. Supposably for a bit, but with Cueto’s injury this might be moot.

Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.93. I won’t insult your intelligence by linking to my Tyler Mahle sleeper. Psyche!

Jon Gray – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.87. Actually, tried to stream Gray in a few leagues vs. the Dodgers, which sounds legit nuts to even me as I type it out. Yo, Grey, you dumb or nah?

Zach McKinstry – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. He ties Justin Turner (2-for-4, 2 RBIs), who also homered, for the team lead with three homers and 11 RBIs. Ya know, just as everyone assumed coming into the year. Justin Turner had 521 career plate appearances in March/April coming into this year, and only five homers. So, yes, very predictable.

Joe Musgrove – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.47. Johnny Vander Meer’s family wheeled his casket to the game only to see Musgrove fall short of back-to-back no hitters.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-2, 2 runs and slam (1) and legs (1). Polanco is the Pirates’ fetch, only they’ve been trying to make it happen for five years.

Yadier Molina – 1-for-4 as he caught his 2,000th game for the Cards. On this occasion, I’m reminded of people thinking Carson Kelly would replace Yadier. Haha, yeah, and good luck to Andrew Knizner. It’s gonna be 2096, and the head of Adam Wainwright in formaldehyde (5 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.11) will be throwing to an arepa that was made with Yadi’s ashes, and batting for the opposing team will be a robot wearing a Ryan Zimmerman (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer) jersey. By the way, Ryan Zimmerman is batting third for the Nats. How long did that Treat Urner (2-for-4, 1 runs, 1 RBI) experiment last again?

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, and has started the season with 11 shutout innings. At best a Streamonator call in mixed leagues, at worst, a call to his brother Tyson, to hear about how their mother had her Facebook account hacked again. “I didn’t click on any link,” said everyone’s mom.

Alex Verdugo – 5-for-8, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .273. Everything has been coming up doodie from morning turd to evening turtle head. Please let Verdugo break out.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.60. Ed-Rod with his second dubya, one more and he’s got himself a URL.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08. Yeah, Cousin Sweatpants, I love him. But onto a real question, did MLB change what classifies a Quality Start in 7-inning games? Did fantasy leagues that use them? Please inform me for once!

Jose Berrios – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.38. Why does it feel like my belief in Berrios is more than his belief in himself? He was absolutely cruising through four innings, then shizz completely, utterly fell apart so fast I couldn’t even watch. It’s bad when I need to turn off a game.

Andrelton Simmons – Hit the Covid IL. He overestimated his defense.

 
  1. Will says:
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    Would you drop D Moore for Chisholm?

    • Wake Up says:
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      I drop everything for good Jazz…

    • RodeeRo says:
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      Exact move I made back on April 3. Haven’t looked back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  2. Larry says:
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    Need to bolster my home run and RBI’s. Duvall or Renfroe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  3. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, hi!

    1 – I just realized someone dropped James McCann in my league. Would you drop Sean Murphy for him?

    2 – McKinstry over any of Gimenez or Canha?

    3 – There’s no 3.

    4 – just thank you for your daily report.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes
      2. Nope
      4. No problem

  4. Pflip says:
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    Castellanos and Rainey for Correa and Ginkel……..My SS is Trea. Need another OF to bench L Gurriel till he shows up.

    • Wake Up says:
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      Casty…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  5. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!

    Phenomenal report or just plain ordinary for Earth-2!

    a. TB has to call up Nate’s brother Josh next time TEX visits for the Lowe’s trifecta which is 6 gallons of draft beer in a 10-gallon hat.

    b. Signed up Marmolejos for his twin bill. Please do not make jokes about the guy, I need his productivity more than your proclivity to call him something from a Gypsy Kings memoir.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 15, 2021

    Groucho: ‘Hello. Yes? Ice water in 318? Is that so? Where you get it? Oh, you want some? Oh, that’s different, have you got any ice? No, I haven’t. This is Cocoanut Beach, no snow, no ice.
    Get some onions, that will make your eyes water. What? You too.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 15, 2021

    ‘I know I never saw Casey Stengel when I was being scouted. And how could you be in a ballpark and not know if Casey Stengel was there?’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Wake Up says:
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      Ante!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Ha, yup
      B. Let’s do this!

      D. Awesome

  6. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    We are only allowed 7 max SP starts per week. Trevor Rogers today in ATL, if not for this stupid rule in my league, I’d probably start. However, it does seem a bit risky don’t you think? Would you sit him?

    My other options are to sit:

    Means @ TEX
    Peralta vs PIT

    I’m making the right decision, right? Thanks.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      easily bench t-rog if you have to bench one of those starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  7. Lee says:
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    H2h 7 x 7 with ops and K. Have moore and solak on bench and happ was dropped. Drop either of them for happ or stay put? If yes – use up high waiver or only if clears?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  8. Kcc26 says:
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    Think merryweather is the closer when he comes back?

    • Dude at Dude's says:
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      I am just worried he wont be back for awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, who knows when he returns

  9. Tyler says:
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    Gray! Looking over a few pitchers to pull into my rotation over Bassit, Luzardo and McKenzie, only after a few more starts if things are trending badly.
    Looking over K/9, FIP, XFIP leaders… have you seen what Cobb is doing? 13.1 K/9, 2.1 Fip. Any juice there?
    Also cyclopsing Desclafani, Mize, Tauijuan and Kuchuchi for the same reasons. Especially Desclafani. He gives me Lynn vibes for some reason.
    looking for those guys who may be going unnoticed.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it worth the squeeze tho? I like DeSclafani and Kikuchi better

  10. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Drop Yarbrough for Dunning, Fulmer, Teejay Antone, or hold? 12-teamer. It looked like Yar was tossing 83 MPH fastballs

    • Papa Jean Segura says:
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      Houser also floating out there

    • Wake Up says:
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      Yes drop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning

  11. G says:
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    Thoughts in Smyly vs Cubs tomm and ROS? He was dropped and considering scooping him. Thanks

    • Wake Up says:
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      Scoop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  12. return2earth says:
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    McKinstry is the new Kike in LA .. he’ll soon have 2B/OF eligibility .. pre-season/in-season reports indicate the org is gonna get him at bats while resting others throughout the season so he could pick up additional positions .. don’t sleep on him in deeper leagues or daily moves .. he may not move the needle in power/speed but he’ll be plenty useful playing in that lineup with his hit tool

    • goodfold2 says:
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      itch basically called this with his last year mckinstry ranking.

    • Wake Up says:
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      Heard a lot of them are moving to Austin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but when Cody returns this weekend, he loses PT

      • ellis says:
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        Just wondering, are they saying in LA that Cody is back this weekend? thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, possibly

  13. Cable says:
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    H/H points league 12 team league ……

    Yordan out

    For the next week I’m going to need a extra hitter, what do you mean you don’t know who’s on my WW…… throw a name or two out there and make me happy

    • Wake Up says:
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      Nimmo…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Wake

  14. Dr Y says:
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    10 team mixed with 1 util spot. One team had a roster crunch with Stanton being dh only and in group chat asked for pitcher offers for Stanton. I wasn’t really hot for him but it didn’t seem like he got many or any offers. Threw out civale for Stanton and he snap accepted. Now I’m a suffering from a touch of sellers remorse

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      10 team league it’s the right gamble. But it is a gamble but I’d guess u can find another Civale on the wire soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Kelly

  15. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Sano, Kepler, or Schwarber for Mercedes?

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      Well, I’m strongly considering dropping Sano for Wilson Ramos. Sano drives me insane. We have offensive K’s as a category. It’s either going to be him or Joey Wendle.

      • Mike says:
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        Wow — we don’t have offensive Ks as a category in my league. Yes, I’d make that move if I were you. Just not sure which one to jettison for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  16. Mark says:
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    Look at Michael A Taylor’s underlying stats and talk me out of him.

    I knw it’s a small sample size, but the underlying metrics support a breakout:
    Exit Velocity, Barrels, Sprint Speed, way fewer ground balls,. He’s hitting the ball hard and 70%+ are LD or FB.

    On the other hand, his BABIP won’t sustain at .370. Also his Swinging Strike, Contact, and lack of walks are a little concerning.

    To me he seems like someone worth having in a bench spot in case it’s real.

    • Wake Up says:
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      Same…hold for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Wake

  17. Chris says:
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    Ty France or Jazz Chisholm ROS?

    • Wake Up says:
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      Need speed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Wake

  18. Steve says:
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    Like Fulmer over Bassitt, Weaver or Matz in a 14T k/9, QS?

    Thanks Grey

    • Wake Up says:
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      Nah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Wake

  19. Steve D. says:
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    What to make of Kirilloff? Is he up for good? Worth grabbing in 12-team roto redraft?

    • Wake Up says:
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      I did

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Wake

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If he’s up, which I’m not sure he is

  20. Jeremy Burke says:
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    As a Yankee fan i still cant believe we went into the season with Kluber as our #2.
    Yankees should be gambling on guys like him as their 5th starter. Cashman better pull off a trade for someone.
    Grey in 12 team leagues should we hold Leody Tavares and Dylan Moore or move on? Thanks youre the man.

    • Wake Up says:
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      They have a deal in the works for Severino…

      • pinkman says:
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        Where did you see this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can likely move on

  21. Vash says:
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    McCullers made me sad. My team era with Bumgart is atrocious.

    Sigh….

    • William Hung says:
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      Plesac says “hold my beer”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  22. toolshed says:
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    Mahle has looked good but he has been very inefficient. He can go past 5 innings because of his pitch count. Do you see this as something that will get better? Trying to get a qs this year has been harder for me to find than saves or stolen bases.

    • Wake Up says:
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      Hade a no hitter into the 5th…3 defensive mistakes hurt him…he is inefficient for sure…similar to McCullers or a cow’s digestive system or a girl telling a story…

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Ha…good one!

      • toolshed says:
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        Yeah Cin defense has been brutal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Wake

  23. TomTom says:
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    Which one would you keep? Bassitt or Fulmer?

    • Wake Up says:
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      Not fulmer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Wake

  24. Danny says:
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    Eovaldi blurb- no QS for me in Espn :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah

  25. The sportsguy says:
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    10 team AL 5×5

    Trade Rendon and Brian Garcia for Chapman and Presley?

    • The sportsguy says:
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      Matt Chapman just to confirm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  26. pinkman says:
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    How much longer we holding Deivi Garcia to see if he gets the call in a deep league? Looks like Jankees’ starter tomorrow is TBD… cut bait after that if no call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not wait until they announce tomorrow’s SP

  27. Dude at Dude's says:
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    I like your Burnes take, very accurate! Those Victoria Secret magazines at 13 were kinda the shizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  28. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I’m on a similar boat early season as you with my teams + I feel like it can all be summed up by me putting the same waiver bid on Cease and Rodon but deciding to prioritize Cease in the waiver list. Everything’s fine!

    Keeper league question for ya – I was offered Kelenic (keepable for $11, $3 inflation annually) for my Sonny Gray (not keepable at his price). 12 teams, OBP OPS (QS and W on pitching side) What do you think?

    FWIW – Current keepers are Story (keepable for $19) Soto ($14) Bellinger ($17) Robert ($11) and Yordan ($11). So, high bar to break into the keeper mix, but feels like Kelenic could certainly do it.

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      If u are in it this year which one helps u win it more.If your team most likely won’t win it this year grab the kid with years of service to give u

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – it’s a daily lineup H2H where the top 50% of regular season finishers make the playoffs, where everything is unpredictable since it’s based on 1 week matchups. So my strategy that’s worked in the past has usually been to stream as much as possible in the playoffs to force-win the K and hopefully w/QS categories. Long way of saying that I like Sonny but he won’t be the reason I win or lose most likely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit steep

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – makes sense. I think I can get him down to Wheeler.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. speill says:
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    Please rank these wire adds. Thanks. Votto. Kyle Seager. Longoria. Josh Bell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell, Seager

  30. bigbear says:
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    Bichette blurb was gold! As Dante’s boo said, “Well done!”

    Ok to drop Mancini for Chisholm? FAAB bid? 12 teamer, Gurriel at 2B and TreaT at SS. Have OFer depth (Belly, Lewis, Grisham, Laureano, Tapia, Blackmon). Working the market but it’s hard to sell schmoes not hitting.

    Feels like my teams are held together with duct tape this year… In another 12 team league I’ve got Mondesi, Belly, Lewis, Eloy, Sale, Severino, and Gray on the IL. Was hoping to weather the storm early on but think I need to make a move to get some ABs. OK to drop Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Sure, $6 — can lose Eloy

  31. Gern Blanston says:
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    For the rest of this year, Ynoa, Boyd, or Mize?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mize

  32. Control Towers says:
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    W, L, CG, K, BB, ERA, WHIP, QS head to head league. Eovaldi or Fulmer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

      • Control Towers says:
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        Thanks boss!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m the captain now

  33. Oppo taco says:
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    Trevor Rogers a start @ATL today? This seems like the one matchup to avoid. Thanks

    • Wake Up says:
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      I am…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Wake

  34. Steve says:
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    What’s your take on Lux? Was able to draft him in the 15th round on a keeper league (keep 6), where he loses a round of eligibility on a yearly basis. At this point I’m willing to wait and see if he pans out, but what’s a reasonable expectation on yearly production and 2B ranking? Does he have the overall skill set to crack the top 5 2B in the next year or two?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely a top 12 2B, chance for a top 5 since the position’s a mess

      • Chud says:
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        I had a similar Lux question – appreciate the response! In a yearly league would u cut him for Jazz or Eduardo Escobar (1 more game until 2B ESPN elg.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jazz

    • Funscombe says:
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      I just dropped Lux for Chris Taylor. He cleared waivers, no one in my league biting on him. Happy with my decision so far but I’m watching him. That will probably swing back the other way?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Okay

  35. Huffin Gas says:
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    I like Burns, like everyone else, but won’t be be half way to a likely innings limit by the end of next month or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t see how he throws more than 150 IP

  36. KailuaBoy says:
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    Master Grey,
    You like Mckinsky,Semien,B Lowe, India ROS?
    I’m also on the Ynoa train!
    Aloha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

      • KailuaBoy says:
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        Aloha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aloha!

  37. Chud says:
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    I have had enough of Luzardo…..like u my love ran deep……ugh.

    Putting waiver claim in for 1 of following SP:

    1. Rodon
    2. Mahle
    3. Eduardo Rodriguez
    4. Means
    5. Mize
    6. Zach Rodgers

    Is that the ranking u would go with?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Mahle, Rodon

  38. Travis Hafner says:
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    Hard time with some of my arms today. In 10-12 team mixed 5×5 and 6×6 (QS) do I start-

    Pineda vs BOS ($5.2)
    Trevor Rogers @ATL (-5.3)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  39. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Start or sit Paddack vs PIT? I currently have him sitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      • sportivetricks says:
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        The gods sitting hight atop FBBO saw that I hesitated and left Paddy on my bench . . .

        You folks can thank me later.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      If he bombs against PIT then he’ll be sitting on a lot of fantasy free agent lists soon.

  40. Chad says:
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    I have to drop a player to make room for Kyle Lewis. My choices are Kepler, Jared Walsh, or Soler. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh

  41. JC says:
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    The bot likes Heaney hone vs Twins but not Ynoa on road vs Cubs. What day you?

    • Wake Up says:
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      Day oh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Home is always better, Anaheim is a good SP park

  42. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Are you starting Trevor Rogers today?

    • Wake Up says:
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      No way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  43. Hamporter says:
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    In a 16 team, head-to-head weekly lineups points league. I’m looking at getting rid of Yarbrough and Trevor Williams . Best available options are Fulmer, Arihara, Aaron Sanchez, Houser, and JT Brubaker (but as a pirates fan, I’m against taking him) Who do you think I should add or just hold for now? Thanks!

    • Hamporter says:
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      Junis and Alex Wood are also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer, Sanchez

  44. phennore says:
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    14-team 6X6 (OBP and holds) league. Which side:

    Pablo Lopez
    Anthony Rizzo
    Tim Locastro

    Or

    Marcus Stroman
    Michael Conforto
    Travis Shaw

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Kelly

  45. Wake Up says:
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    Need speed?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      You a cop?

  46. Coriell says:
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    Grey

    Head to Head Points league. Drop catcher Grandal for Ramos?
    Hold Teoscar?
    Your sleeper Eovaldi looking good!

    Thanks for the great writing and knowledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Yasmani, Teoscar

  47. Ok to drop T Skaggs in a keep forever?

    • Whatever says:
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      Not funny. Have some respect for the dead.

      • Wake Up says:
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        Still holding…who is showing more respect?

  48. Tom McGrath says:
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    …googling ‘gerund’ so I don’t feel like an idiot…

    Anyway, Grey – onroto offers something useful caused Q25. It’s a tiered quality start category – 5+ IP with <= 2 ER, 6+IP with <= 3 ER, 8+IP with <= 4ER. Seems like a fairer stat overall & helps with these 5 inning tomato cans everyone is throwing out there these days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean in a 7-inning doubleheader game, did MLB change the definition of QS to 5 IP

  49. Life of Brian says:
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    A. Please rank these relievers: D. Williams, C. Valdez, Kennedy, Romano, Soria(IL)

    B. Which 2 pitchers should I keep in IL slots: Sale, Syndergaard, Soria

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      Keep Sale Nd Syndy
      Saves only keep Romano and Kennedy. Holds league also Williams and Rimano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Kelly

  50. Universal DH says:
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    Standard 5×5 roto redraft.

    Soto or Ozuna/Tucker?

    Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  51. Whatever says:
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    I have Machado,C Seager,Ozuna,Vlad,Rizzo on my team and if you told me on April 11, Wilson Ramos would have the most HR’s on my squad I would have walked into oncoming traffic. But we are where we are.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

    • Wake Up says:
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      NOT FUNNY!

      Do you have any idea how many people die in car accidents every day!

  52. JC says:
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    Kelenic or Margot? Is it close as Margot’s RF eligibility is a nice plus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic

    • Tom says:
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      Margot all day. He isn’t going anywhere in that Rays lineup and he will produce.

  53. FrankGrimes says:
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    So I wasn’t supposed to drop Rodon for the Rich Hill stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *smiling thru clenched teeth*

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        It’s nice to have streamed a no no but
        I had to give Rodon the “it’s not you it’s me” rap

        • Wake Up says:
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          It’s always you!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Wake!

            FJim!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Joe Shmoe says:
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          Just know that he will be on a short leash next time up. He will probably get shelled because his arm will be spigetti and the next guy will drop him…. (See Musgrove, J. Santana…the list goes on…)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  54. eballs says:
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    !catcher question incoming!

    Would you add Ramos over Sean Murphy?

    5×5 h2h cat league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  55. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Rodon means or paddack pick 2 ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Means, Rodon

  56. Steve says:
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    Deivi Garcia Or Fulmer in roto 13T, 5×5 bench stash?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer

  57. Fred says:
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    Time to bench all of my Phillies and Indians today. Can’t catch a break. Any from those two teams you’d still play vs deGrom and Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them in some leagues

  58. Justin says:
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    Would you trade Darvish and RYU for Devers?
    Full roster
    C- Mercedes
    1b- Olson
    2b-moustakuas
    3b- Machado
    SS-bichette
    MI- India
    CI- Matt Chapman
    OF- Yelich, nimmo, Haniger, Buxton, badoo
    Util- yordan Alvarez
    Bench- trammell, Dahl, locastro
    IL- Kyle lewis

    RP- Clase, Pomeranz, Valdez (my league uses holds/saves )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  59. My Mom likes the Yankees says:
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    I hate how it’s only been two weeks yet everyone panics when their team doesn’t do well out of the gate. I get how adding newer players who are hot can help, but everyone is acting like Yermin Mercedes is a stud, yet hardly anyone spoke about him in the offseason.

    That said, what’s the approximate magic IP and PA number where we can start to see some regularity for players to get a feel for how the rest of their season might be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People don’t want to miss on the breakout…Someone’s gonna emerge this year…Could be Yermin

  60. Ban the Shift says:
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    Bo over Trea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty close, not yet tho

  61. mUshi says:
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    Hi, trade kiriloff and chisholm for conforto in a 20tm h2h keeper?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  62. Cucumber Melon Balls says:
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    If Paddack struggles today, or if Heaney or Montas struggle tomorrow, are you dropping them in redraft? How about a keeper league with one year left on a contract.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Potentially

  63. mUshi says:
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    Hi, trade kiriloff and chisholm for conforto in a 20tm h2h keeper league?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. anon says:
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    Traded tattis/hiura for merrifield/grisham

    Did I goof or was that a win?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine in redraft

  65. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Tim Anderson!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  66. Jack says:
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    Josh Harrison back and looking good. Him or India? 12-team H2H categories. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India

  67. JV says:
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    Thoughts on Hiura? Not sure what to make of him these days. Hold for now in a 12-team H2H categories?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a mess

  68. cyler8 says:
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    I streamed me some Carlos Rodon last night because the Stream-o-nator told me to. Worth the money in that start alone lol!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  69. pizza5788 says:
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    Is Yimi Garcia the closer in Miami or is it a committee

    • Wake Up says:
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      Gimme Yimi!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yimi closes

  70. Dancin Homer says:
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    Gave up on Nate Lowe prior to yesterday’s games & dropped him for Duvall.

    Why mention this? Lowe goes 2/4 with a HR after basically going hitless for an entire week…and Duvall goes 1/5 and is benched today.

    Next time, i’ll give you a heads up who I plan to drop so you can add/ start him and reap the benefits.

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  71. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need a two-starter for next week in a points league. Who ya got?

    Wheeler SF; @COL
    D.May @SEA; SD
    Bundy TX; @ HOU
    Stroman @CHC; WASH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bundy

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        also, not sure if Gallen gets 2 next week (@CIN; @ATL) but if he does, would you start him over Bundy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Bundy a lot

  72. toolshed says:
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    Are you using rogers today at atlanta in a roto format?

    • toolshed says:
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      1o team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  73. Cohen says:
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    Best stream pick one pleae ?
    Smyly at Cubs
    Desclafini at Miami
    Houser home vs pitt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houser

  74. dmax04 says:
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    H2H points league

    Pick a side

    Gleyber and Paddock for Swanson and Ketel Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

      • dmax04 says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

        ROS – Swanson or take a chance on Chisolm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Swanson

  75. Phil says:
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    It’s “just” two weeks in, but no sign of life yet from either Swanson or Conforto. I’m close to losing patience with them in a 10-team h2h categories league, fair to consider in such a shallow league where guys like N Lowe, Nimmo, M Rojas, and Winker are available?

    • Phil says:
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      Oh geez, and also Dylan Moore. Hoped for a huge year from him but no hard contact, tons of Ks, looks like he’s in the process of losing the 2B gig to France (who I fortunately grabbed as well). Can’t even decide who I might give up on first between these three.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I’ve had Conforto in the past. He seems like a slow starter. If you drop him, someone else will claim him, also get tired of him & drop him. Then a 3rd person will notice that “oh hey Conforto went 5 for his last 8 with 2 HR. & a SB” and add him off waivers, and he’ll finish the year with every stat you expected when drafted him.

      I’m just saying what my experience has been with Conforto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  76. Lucky Dog says:
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    I thought Peterson’s next start was at the Cubbies?

    He’ll either pitch on 4 days at Coors or 6 at Cubbies. I assumed Cubbies.

    Hmm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, tbh

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        If it’s Coors, I’ll bench him. If Cubbies I’ll roll him out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  77. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Eddie Rosario was just dropped in my league. Could use some OF help to bench Lourdes Gurriel.

    Should I drop any of Gimenez, Canha or Gurriel Jr for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gimenez

  78. Dr Sauce says:
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    12 team, ESPN, 5X5 roto – Didn’t prioritize closers in my draft (drafted Pressly and then waited …), worked waivers/free agency/trade and now have a glut. I have Pressly as my #1. Please rank the next best 3 out of the following list;
    Lou Trivino
    Manny Clase
    Kendall Graveman
    Greg Holland
    Alex Reyes
    Will Smith

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, Reyes, Clase

  79. Old School Brother says:
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    Rodon or Heaney ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rodon

  80. Dong Show says:
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    Traded for Musgrove in the offseason and dumped Heaney for Rodon after his first start. Am I supposed to expect a no hitter every week with team haha?

    I know you’re not the biggest Fried fan right now, but dynasty trade question for you:

    Would you sell high on Trevor Rogers and Alex Reyes for Fried and Yimi Garcia?

    I have the rotation depth where I don’t need Max right now which is nice and still get a closer back.

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! I’d want Fried, but it could blow up on you

      • Dong Show says:
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        Thanks Grey! The guy actually turned me down after he proposed it. I think he realized Fried’s value was very down and couldn’t do it. Kind of happy actually, Rogers looking solid thus far today.

        Have a great rest of your day Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Need to grab another bench bat. Which SP should I drop? Urquidy or Jordan Montgomery? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy

      • SF says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey!

    SON seems to love Smyly. I think hes had his first 4 starts all projected around $20. Are you that confident in him? Guess I have to stream him again.

    Pick my last streamer for me please:
    Miley (-$5) v CLE
    Dunning ($5) v. BAL
    Houser ($8) v. PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’m starting Smyly

      Houser

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey: Got this crazy error when I tried to comment about a minute ago:

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    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Weird, you logged in?

      • swaggerjackers says:
        (link)

        It happened right after I wrote the comment and hit the Post Comment button which normally logs me in as part of posting.

        Seems to be working now but I think your Yoast WordPress plugin might have been a little glitchy for a minute.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, thanks for alerting me!

  84. Christian says:
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    Is Reyes the Cards’ closer to own now, time to drop Hicks for something better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t seen anything about Hicks in a while

  85. Did you pick up Jazz yet ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trying

  86. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Test

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Okay, you’ve misplaced a cucumber, where’s the first place you look?

  87. William Hung says:
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    Was going to reply back above on the Bellinger note, but with all my injuries I’m just gonna group all my comments/questions here (silver linings!):

    1. Tim Anderson is back today!!! Hopefully he is honestly 100% fully healed and he will be a SB threat coming off a lower body injury
    2. Is Cody coming back tomorrow for the weekend series, or by “weekend” we are looking at Sat/Sun?
    3. Any word on Alvarez’s COVID designation yet? Wondering if it’s more like Urshela v. the full 10 days quarantine
    4. Any word on Olson’s D2D membership?
    5. Do you know if Kyle Lewis is still scheduled to be activated tomorrow? Super timely with both Alvarez and Belly out for me right now…
    6. Is Merryweather still looking like a 3 week injury?

    Non-injury Qs:
    1. Kelenic is still TBD? I think his 1 year of extra control is coming up soon…
    2. With both Alvarez and Belly’s injuries, I have an open spot in my OF – should I pick up Locastro, Mullins, or roll the dice on fallen off a cliff Benintendi if I want a decent shot at SBs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I don’t know on injuries, waiting to hear like everyone else

      • William Hung says:
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        And then we have Dylan Moore… I feel like it’s too early to quit on someone who has 5×5 upside and you liked going into the season. I’ve continued to use Madrigal at 2B who helps me in AVG, R, Ks, and hopefully SBs to balance out my team, but it’s getting harder to hold Moore when he can’t even make contact against Matt Harvey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

          • William Hung says:
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            should I pick up Locastro, Mullins, or roll the dice on fallen off a cliff Benintendi if I want a decent shot at SBs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Locastro

  88. ESPN points – Rest of Season, please rank:

    Nate Lowe,
    Eduardo Escobar
    Joey Votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  89. ESPN Points – Rest of Season, Please rank

    Brandon Lowe
    Jorge Polanco
    Gavin Lux

    Thanks for all your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank

  90. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…
    Duvall, Hozier, Tapia or Dylan Moore?
    I need one…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Tapia

  91. Harley Earl says:
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    I think you saw the first signs yesterday of Verdugo’s impending breakout.

    I saw the kid about a half dozen times for the OKC Dodgers at Memphis when they were loaded with guys. He’s an incredible talent. Don’t worry, he’s going to hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why he won’t

  92. ot2000 says:
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    ROS at 2B: Jazz or Biggio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cavan

  93. ot2000 says:
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    ROS at CL: Reyes or Yimi Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  94. William Hung says:
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    Paddack headed towards the disgraceful list if he doesn’t get out of this 2nd inning…

    • hot corner says:
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      Let’s see if he walks the pitcher with the bases loaded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Disaster incoming

      • William Hung says:
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        I have mixed feelings right now – this ump’s strike zone is so small. If there was ever an additional argument for the electronic strike zone, it’s this game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but hopefully he’s settling

          • William Hung says:
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            Are you more optimistic, less optimistic, or no change on Paddack after today? I feel like for a guy at his price of an SP3-ish fantasy starter, he shouldn’t be “finding himself”and still trying to “figure things out”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              About as neither here nor there a start can get

  95. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hi Grey, I looked through the comments to see if we already had a Fulmer or Taillon comp… 12 team pts league… Taillon, Fulmer, Mize. Pick one to drop Please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Taillon

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        TY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  96. Lower The Jolly Roger says:
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    Grey! All Knowing One .. 12 team Dynasty roto… keep 10 + 10 farm/stash… EARLY as can be I know this… but I’m in dead last.. looking to get a bit younger while hopefully still competing … Would you trade my Abreu FOR his Franmil/Perdomo/Nolan Jones…. I also have Alonso and Vaughn .. thank you as always Sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  97. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Also I suppose Merryweather is a fine enough IL Stash if we have the room. no need to cut completely right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash

  98. Keeks says:
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    Someone gave up on Jeff McNeil in my 12 Team Mixed league with OBP and SLG as categories.

    Hold or drop one of these to add?

    Vaughn
    Trammell
    India
    Jazz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Trammell

      • Keeks says:
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        Gracias Sr. Lothario

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Ok one more….

    Jed lowrie, adam frazier or jesse winker in a points league 12 Teamer.

    I need Happ to start happening soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  100. Daze says:
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    Grey
    Please rate these 1st Baseman
    Walker – I have on IL
    Votto
    Moran
    Nunez – I picked up after walker went on IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez, Moran

  101. Garrett says:
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    I’m mentally preparing for the FTJ return and praying he doesn’t end up back on the IL on Sunday. I need to drop one of the below for his return :

    Mullins
    Baddadooo that will do!
    Dylan “I strike out every at bat” Moore

    curious for your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mullins

  102. Lil Petey says:
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    Hi Grey – as usual, a great daily read, its my morning addiction since I don’t drink coffee.

    Small, 8 team, daily non-keeper league includes Wins, Quality Starts and Saves+Holds.

    Starters currenty active: Flaherty, Glasnow, Hendricks, Pablo Lopez, Paddack, Eovaldi

    Stashed/Injured: Sonny Gray, Sixto, Sale

    RPs: Pressly, Hand, Barnes, Kopech, C. Green

    1. With Sonny Gray returning, is Paddack the drop?

    2. P. Corbin was dropped and is now available. Who to swap with or don’t bother?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. Forget him

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        really? not even worth a free pick-up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if you have room

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            I’m basically giving him today against AZ to decide if I keep him or drop him to pick Solak back up as offensive bench depth.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya

  103. Lucky Dog says:
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    Tilldaddy you are rigoddamndiculous.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Nice!
        Lucky to have him in 2 spots!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Thats just nuts. Dare I say we may see him come close to Bonds single season? I mean, it’s early, but that’s what this reminds me of. I’ve seen every HR he’s hit this year (lucky to work from home) and as a Giants fan, obviously I saw most of BB’s HRs.

        The big difference between the two (other than the roids later for Bonds) is that Bonds was more patient & Tildaddy is much much more aggresive.

        If the ball wasn’t in the K-zone, Bonds didn’t swing. Today’s HR was beneath the K-zone. Daddy Til will go out and smack a ball like it owes him money.

        If he hits 60+, I will not be shocked. Not even joking here. I know, I know – it’s early. But Tildaddy is stupid good at hitting a baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s early, and he might slump…He doesn’t walk like Bonds used to…But yes it’s insane

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            There were times I thought Bonds walked too much and wished he was as aggresive as Daddy Til

            I don’t think Tildaddy has a worse eye – I just think he likes to swing more. He comes to the plate hunting, every single time.

            New school “3 outcomes” vs old school.

            Gonna be hard for him to swipe 30 bags if he keeps hitting the damn ball out of the park would be my only (stupid) complaint. lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be, but Bonds was so special, no one on his level, at least not yet

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                Bonds was a machine. I think he also took an undue amount of blame for the steroid era. Big Mac took virtually zero heat & he was the poster child. Same with Slammin Sammy. Chicks dig the long ball, right?

                And other than Clemons I can’t recall any pitchers taking heat either when we now know more than half were likely enhanced.

                I watched Bonds most of his career. I think his performance was extended by steroids, but the dude could hit better than anyone.

                The lesson was clear – it’s ok to juice, just don’t be the best to play and also juice.

                I miss seeing him play – just an incredible hitter.

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  I’ve been seeing all these pieces about what a great awesome dude Nelson Cruz is. He’s a known cheater and everybody just forgot about it because he’s a nice guy. But Bonds is somehow the devil.

                  • Lucky Dog says:
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                    Yep – about sums it up.

                    And yet Selig is a HOF-er, and he’s the enabler who turned a blind eye to all of it.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha, pretty much

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bonds is the best

  104. Keeks says:
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    Grey, any thoughts on the rule changes for minor leagues?

    I think the one where they are making the bases a little larger in AAA will be interesting. Gonna have to account for that when a prospect gets called up and they have great SBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will be absolutely crazy if the move the mound back a foot…Offense is gonna go so nuts

      • Keeks says:
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        Yeah I saw that they did some experiments and it showed no negative effects to pitchers’ health or chance of injury, but that the effect on the actual game is inconclusive… lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I hate it with every fiber of my being. I would like to meet whomever’s idea it was and kick them square in the nads.

  105. msh2404 says:
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    Trade Rodon and Gallo for Matt Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey sorry one more,

    Dylan Moore or Jazz ROS

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz

  107. Lucky Dog says:
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    I think we also need to talk about how crazy it is that Panda is doing what he’s doing off the bench. Why an AL team didn’t scoop him up as a DH is a complete mystery, but if the Braves have him for next year they’re freakin geniuses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, be awesome to see him in that role for years, like an old school pinch hitter

      • Will says:
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        Best if you don’t compare Panda’s production in his 8 at bats this season to Riley’s. Austin still no HRs, no RBI, no XBH and only 4 runs scored in 41 at bats thus far. After I drop Moore Riley is next out the door.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, brutal

  108. Lucky Dog says:
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    Montero pitched a perfect (checks notes) 6th inning to protect a 4-2 lead.

    Uggh. Glad I added Graveman, but I have a suspicion this will be a fluid situation.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Oh god. Now Graveman is pitching the 7th and what is even happening here?!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Wait, stop – 7 inning double header.

        I will never get used to this shit.

      • pinkman says:
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        i hope you realized by now that your concern was unwarranted :) DH today…

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          See above.

          New rules are killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s not great (for Montero)

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Stupid new doubleheader rules!

        but he was definitely the set-up man today. I’m holding both for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  109. OaktownSteve says:
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    Didn’t see the no no and not watching today. Quick question. Are the Indians using bats or are they just going up there and miming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

  110. Steamin Beamen says:
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    1) Would you drop Jordan Hicks for Graveman?

    2) Do you foresee the Cards switching to Hicks as closer without an injury?

    Thanks!

    • Steamin Beamen says:
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      3) Would you drop Cesar Valdez for Graveman? (On the idea that Valdez will eventually get replaced by a younger arm)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        3. No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. No

  111. Dr. Evil says:
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    I saw Nick Williams was designated for assignment today. I think Vaughn might actually get playing time now unless La Russo has some other Danielson project to jack up valuable service time of true talent. Also Shaw or Cron in a 14 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so…Shaw

  112. hungryjacks says:
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    Hi! Arraez or India for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India

  113. TooManyPeopleInMyLeagueReadThisSite-IamNoName says:
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    I need Starting Pitching!

    12 team 6×6 league with Holds and OBP.

    I want to trade Trevor Story for a SP. Any suggestions for a fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t, trade a lesser bat for an SP

      • TooManyPeopleInMyLeagueReadThisSite-IamNoName says:
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        Thanks man!

  114. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) 12 team h2h points league keeper – someone just dropped Soler, pick him up?

    2) same league, needed a 1B with Voit on the IL, traded Eloy for Olson and Severino. good move?

    3) 14 team h2h 6×6 keeper pitching staff: Glasnow, Lynn, Alcantara, Carrasco (IL), P Lopez, Smyly, Kluber, Hill

    Still hold on Kluber? Available on waivers: McKenzie, Arrietta, Skubal, Cease, Fulmer, Azolay

    4) Time to stash Pearson? (no open IL spots)

  115. zombie says:
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    This absurd early season closer carousel is officially ridiculous. Graveman with a dominant save this afternoon. If we were to rank on ROS permanence and success rate, how would you order Graveman, Clase, Yimi & Amir? Really thought after last months draft that Amir was going to be late round gold. Now he may be at the bottom of three guys barely on the radar! Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clase, Amir

  116. negatto says:
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    I have Kelenic stashed on my bench

    Once he’s up do you think he’ll be better than my 5th outfielder Schwarber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  117. Lucky Dog says:
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    I told you these Marlins were a scrappy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  118. Jim says:
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    When Kyle Lewis comes back,
    I need to drop Colin Moran, India or Edman, 12 team mixed roto.
    Who wud you drop?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  119. Brett says:
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    Pagan or May for holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  120. Brett says:
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    Snell>luzardo in a qs league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  121. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just throwing some love to Cronenworth – won’t put up flashy HR or SB (maybe 15/15?) but dude’s going to win a batting title and is playing everyday, hitting in the top 3rd of the Padres lineup most days. DJ Lemiegh-who?!

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      hes a points league stud who may save my season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, very nice day!

  122. dan says:
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    pitching question: fullmer or brubaker ? graveman or bard ? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer — Graveman

  123. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey

    They pulled Rogers out too quick today..It’s Acuna give him a break…Ziggy Pop or whatever his name was worked out well….

    Anyhoo you like MCKinstry or Duvall as a fill in…power needs mostly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  124. Will says:
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    Paddack 5 IP, 1 ER, 4Ks, 2 BB and the win. Signs of life!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s something!

  125. Thundershoe says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Continuing to work on a trade: my Giolito and Luzardo for Bellinger and Bohm. Would you like the trade more or less with Turner subbed in for Bohm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody side

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Cody side better with Bohm or J. Turner as the side piece?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure what you’re asking

          • Thundershoe says:
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            Sorry for the confusion. My potential trade partner has both Bohm and J. Turner and is willing to include either in the deal. So basically do you like Bohm or J. Turner better.

  126. Ron Swanson says:
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    should i deal matz and yimi/trivino for Moncada? or is Matz for Soler a better deal ? or neither? would love your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  127. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team 6X6 h2h keeper

    1) Weakest hitters: B Anderson, Shaw, McCutchen

    Waiver options: Naquin, Kirriloff, Nunez, Dozier, Taylor, L Urias

    2) Best SS available: Kim, L Urias, Adames, Crawford, Rojas

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nunez over Anderson

  128. John Cambridge says:
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    I got Kyle Lewis coming back from injury.

    Currently rocking Mullins and Badoo at CF.

    My pitching is a bit weak and need to make a move.

    Would you trade Badoo or Mullins for SP-MEANS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Mullins

  129. SteveNZ says:
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    Tony must have Lynn in a QS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        And I’m glad he does because so do I!

  130. Lightning Bat says:
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    14-team points league Saves = 4 pts, Holds = 2 pts

    Grab Graveman over Gallegos or Alvarado?

  131. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    if you skipped my question, should I repost?

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      well this sucks

  132. Jason Murray says:
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    A. Valdez comes off waivers tonight in a saves only H2H league. Drop Montero for Valdez or is it too soon to give up on Montero? Knebel is out there as well as a speculative add, but Jansen looks stable.

    B. Fletcher or Lowrie at 2B?

    C. Final OF spot…WInker, Profar, or Tapia?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Sure
      B. Lowrie
      C. Tapia

  133. hot corner says:
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    My team in our early DC is currently in 4,544th place out of 4,545 team in the overall pool. WTF?!?!

    I feel like I need to drop one spot just so I can say that I am in last.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahahaha, not bad!

  134. Big Dog says:
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    I streamed Webb over the weekend and his crappy start seems to have been contagious to my team. The last two days probably sent my ratios back a month.

    Started 5 guys the past two days and they all got bombed: Luzardo, Lopez, Yarbrough, Plesac and McCullers. The worst part was that most pitched against weak offenses so I didn’t see this coming.

    Urias and Hill tonight…prayer circle please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hear ya, it’s been a struggle

  135. Long Bawls says:
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    A yarn shame the White Sox aren’t using Garrett Crochet in higher-leverage situations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  136. toolshed says:
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    Austin Riley is slumping or has not made adjustments on how he is being attacked. Got him in a deeper league as a starter. Reserve in 10 team league. I know it’s early, but it’s been rough and the lack of production is hard to stomach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  137. rhodyballer says:
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    Tapia over Solak or Gimenez?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Or Riley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gimenez

  138. SteveNZ says:
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    Saw you go Houser ahead of DeScalfani for tomorrow, earlier. In a QS world the SON has DeScal as a much stronger play – you on board with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups, I’d go with SON

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Houser v PIT, DeScal @ MIA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Houser would seem safer to me, but I’d listen to SON

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Yeah, I hear that. I’d already gone DeScal based on SON (better QS and K/9 rating and pretty close on everything else) so we’ll see how he goes. You know I’ll be here tomorrow complaining if it doesn’t go well haha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I’m starting both guess that’s not an option for you

              • SteveNZ says:
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                The way things are going I might be dropping Corbin and picking up Houser!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ugh

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    Can’t drop him in a 14-teamer though, can I? That said the rest of my staff is Lynn, Ryu, Urias, Eovaldi, Odorizzi and Means…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah

  139. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Haniger second dinger of the day.
    It’s early but he’s really driving his balls so far this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  140. Let’s Play Two says:
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    C. Rodon or F. Peralta

    Standard roto (K, ERA, WHIP, QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddy

  141. rhodyballer says:
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    Canning, Dunning, Smyly, Mize and Manaea available on WW. Scoop any over Bassitt, JoMo, Stroman? On SON?

    DeJong also just dropped. Over Solak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. rhodyballer says:
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    Also – Graveman, Soria or Romano the pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman, Romano

  143. Brett says:
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    11 team category for saves and another for holds I have clase as my closer. Thinking of trading for Pomeranz or karinchak for holds do you have a preference between the 2? Does having clase impact your choice? Is it a good idea to handcuff clase?

  144. Simsbad says:
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    Boyce Cedric Mullins II or Jasrado Prince Hermis Arrington Chisholm Jr.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz

  145. Joe Shmoe says:
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    dynasty; 16 team: R;rbi;sb; obp;slg;

    Which side:
    Vlad
    for
    J.Bell, Mcullers; JRodriguez

    Edman still 1 game off 2b eligibility
    McKinstry 1 game OF eligibility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        Thank you for backing up my gut!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  146. Trash Man says:
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    Not even an Astros guy but man these trash references are getting so old, so boring.

    Let me guess I should throw this comment in the trash.

    Ha. Ha. Ha. Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  147. William Hung says:
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    Dylan Moore could be waking up… O’s pitching cures all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saw that, hope so!

      • William Hung says:
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        I didn’t see the HR but was it a bomb or barely over the fence

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Didn’t see it

  148. Robin Yount says:
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    Jazz or France, I currently have France. I like Jazz’s upside and steals, but France will likely hit for a better average and has a better spot in the lineup. Jazz was a better prospect and more fun to watch.

    Jazz the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz

  149. DonnieB says:
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    My team is in shambles….Albies,Cody,Swanson,Conforto,Biggio,Luzardo, Gallen,Moncada,etc.
    Would you replace Austin Riley with JD Davis?
    Would you use 5th waiver pick for Amir with Merryweather gone?
    Griffin Canning or Michael Kopech?
    It’s a 12 team keeper.
    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Davis isn’t playing

      Sure, if you need Amir

      Canning

      • DonnieB says:
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        Davis back Saturday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

          • DonnieB says:
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            Then Davis over Riley?

  150. ThE sHiT says:
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    Who am i starting?

    Lowrie v Skubal
    E. Escobar @ Corbin

    P.S. finally D. Moore shows some life!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

      Yes!

  151. Will says:
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    Bud Black benches Blackmon and Story against the Dodgers. Here’s the bottom 4 hitters tonight for Bud Black against Julio Urias:

    E. Diaz, .091 with zero HR, RBI or steals
    Y. Daza, .250 with zero HR, RBI or steals
    A. Trejo, .000 with zero HR, RBI or steals
    A. Gomber, 1 for 3 with zero HR, RBI or steals (pitcher)

    This is not even trying. Black should have been fired years ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Bud Black is the worst, bar none

    • DonnieB says:
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      He is still upset he got ousted yesterday. It’s his way of getting back at the Dogers and the umpires? Good to be Julio.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

    • William Hung says:
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      Black saw the Dodgers resting their guys too and wanted to make sure he did too, cause he must really look up to the way the Dodgers run things

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, or a better chance to not win

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Black and Rockies are tanking for draft picks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Why not do that 5 years ago

  152. Brett says:
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    Pomeranz or karinchak for holds

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  153. RK says:
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    Hey there Grey,
    12 Team Roto
    Ke’Bryan Hayes or Donaldson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hayes

  154. Lucky Dog says:
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    So we pretty much have to hang onto both Montero & Graveman until we see how this Graveman thing works out, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least a day or two I’d think if you can

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      I agree with Grey, but in watching the two pitch all the time, Graveman is the MUCH better option. He is filthy.

  155. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Grey, need to drop someone to activate Sonny Gray in the next few days. Who would you drop?

    Ynoa
    Montgomery
    Luzardo
    McKenzie
    Trevor May.

    This is a 1600 IP, with holds and saves. Rest of staff is Jansen, Richard Rodriguez, Clase, Tyler Rogers, Barnes, Alex Reyes, Alvarado, Plesac, Castillo, Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May

  156. Tbone says:
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    5×5 H2H Dynasty

    Yelich and Castillo for Robert, Arozarena and Glasnow

    Is this close either way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  157. Cohen says:
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    Whos the drop?
    Yimi
    Reyes
    Montero
    McGee
    Trivino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  158. William Hung says:
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    So Patrick Corbin… ooooooof

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah oof

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Oof

      • William Hung says:
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        We dropping Corbin? He looks worse than Paddack

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess depends on the league

          • William Hung says:
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            Lol after that Grand Salami – no league too shallow. I play in a 12 teamer. I could’ve streamed guys like Trevor Rogers or Pineda today. I can stream guys like DeSclafani @ MIA, Houser v. PITT, and Kikuchi v HOU tomorrow.

            Unfortunately I need to drop Corbin or Paddack after Corbin and Plesac just blew chunks all over my ratios. Quite the hole they’ve dug for me.

            Speaking of SON – it has Sixto starting tomorrow – i think the robot needs fixing

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

              • William Hung says:
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                Who do you like out of these 3? DeSclafani @ MIA, Houser v. PITT, and Kikuchi v HOU

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Kikuchi

  159. Lucky Dog says:
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    And it didn’t even take an inning. Welcome back, Solak. Goodbye Corbin, my worst draft pick.

    1st inning: 9 batters faced, 2 BB. 2 solo shots on a cold windy night. Everything he threw was 90-91, and fflat. Zero movement. Corbin gives up an RBI to a dude hitting .091

    Gah.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      What size league are you dropping him in? I have him in a 14-teamer…

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        10-teamed. I’ll keep an eye on him, but he looks washed. There’s no life in his pitches. I’m wondering if COVID had some effect.

        Droppable.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Yeah, I could do with a free spot for streamers, hot bats etc…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Feeling less and less sure about that!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah not great

  160. Lucky Dog says:
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    Run, don’t walk to pick up Dolis & drop Romano. Romano hitting IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Injury sounded bad. Sprained ulnar

        Closer monkey emailed me before Yahoo or CBS even mentioned it. Hopefully it’s accurate. They usually are.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Dolis is closer for now

  161. ERad says:
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    Just shipped off Dustin May for Joey Gallo? We like?

    OPS league – and I’ve been light in it, and Gallos increased walk rate has me piqued.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Poop likey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

      • ERad says:
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        Well where were ya 20 minutes ago when I accepted!

        I’ve been decimated by injuries offensively, and Cron and Vaughn stink right now, sometimes you just need a bat

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  162. Gregg Jeffries, Future Star says:
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    With Tatis coming off the DL tomorrow, who to drop to make room?

    McMahon
    Madrigal
    Arraez
    Locastro

    H2H, 5×5 plus K and OBP

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      If you need steals keep Locastro, if not hold onto Arraez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madrigal

  163. Lucky Dog says:
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    To be faaaaaiiirrrrrr…

    Corbin has painted the outside corner about 5x and the Ump has called it a ball. Every time he looks rattled.

    Still a total drop like a hot potato. But worth noting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  164. toolshed says:
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    Corbin! I need therapy.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      This is hard to watch.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        This is horrendous.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Oh god Davey, throw in the damn towel!

          No one warming up after an RBI BB and an RBI HBP?

          Dear lord.

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Yep. That figures.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Jesus, even the pitcher is flying out.

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              And of course there had to be a ground ball in there that Harrison pooched that woulda ended the inning.

              Just roasting my ERA & WHIP for the week.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Brutal

                • lucky dog says:
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                  I have a 5.67 ERA

                  With Burnes & Yu Darvish.

                  FML

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    That Corbin start is gonna hurt for a while

                    • Lucky Dog says:
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                      Fortunately we’re weekly H2H

                      It’ll only sting until Sunday.

                      I will make a point not to revisit my draft results to see who I coulda picked instead of that sack of crap.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah that’s not so bad

                    • Lucky Dog says:
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                      Yeah – I play in a 20+ year league with various folks from my fantasy football leagues. We used to be straight 5×5 roto, but everyone bitched and moaned. Short attention spans from FF weekly H2H

                      So we changed to 6×6 and weekly H2H & they all love fantasy baseball now. In that regrard it’s worth it, though I do miss straight roto. I proposed a points league but they actually liked the scoring, they just hated being hopelessly eliminated by July.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, each week start new is nice

          • SteveNZ says:
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            They’ve batted around in both innings!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • William Hung says:
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      I need it after Plesac last night – what a mess for ratios

  165. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Just got back from 10 more hours of yard work/pressure washing at the in-laws. It’s been a hell-of-a spring break:(

    Anythewho…the bottom three in my starting pitching staff are Dunning, Allen and Singer (I like them in that order as well). Are any worth dropping for a streamer or Deivi Garcia (I think he’s going to get called up tomorrow)?

    Options on the waiver wire are Houser ($8.8), DeSclafani ($6.6), Anderson ($7.8), Odorizzi ($5.8) and Foltynewicz ($4.1).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can lose Allen and Singer to stream…I agree with SON, and grabbing Deivi

  166. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, keeper..Your advice on trade offer, my pitching is solid!
    HIS-Santander, Gurriel, Tallion and Mondesi for MY- Berrios, Lewis, Canha and Hayes

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      I’d keep your dudes Harry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

      • happyharry says:
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        I would be dropping Tallion, activating Sonny Gray. Berrios has been a great keeper at $4 , and Hayes too! But I think I’m going to go for it..I need to trade a SP….thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  167. FrankGrimes says:
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    Sometimes I wish StreamOnator was a real person so I could strangle them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

    • William Hung says:
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      Or shower them with flowers and various gifts… no middle ground

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Good one Grimey!

  168. M is for Mookie says:
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    With Romano to the IL I need someone to fill his spot in my Yahoo SV+H league (otherwise standard stats, with added QS). Dolis is gone. Top waiver options include below. Who ya got? I need SV+H more than I need the other stats. I know no one has a ton at this point, so it’s fairly speculative. Thanks

    Treinen, Darwinzon Hernandez, Matzek, Alvarado, Sam Howard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

  169. hot corner says:
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    It is official. In Draft Champions, I am now in 4,545th place out 4,545 teams!!!

    Man, I actually liked this draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, damn, that is kinda impressive

      • hot corner says:
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        I know. There are so people that I want to thank for this dishonor that I don’t even know where to begin…

        Thought I was good to go when I started Story, Harper, Bregman, Gallen, Carrasco, Teoscar, Swanson, McNeil, Pablo Lopez, Contreras.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The struggle is real

  170. J-Rock says:
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    Have both Karinchak and Clase. Drop Karinchak for Trivino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Joe Maloney says:
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        Cool. You’re the man Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  171. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Who would be the add in a 10 Team H2H Points League:

    Hosmer or Ohtani

    And proud owner of Rodon in both my leagues! Party on!

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Hosmer

  172. lwomack58 says:
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    Graveman and Dolis on wire-which one to bid the highest for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman

  173. rhodyballer says:
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    Hampson or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  174. rhodyballer says:
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    Apologies in advance for the 2-C league question: Kirk, Jansen, Yan or Tom Murphy?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Or Nunez- (Col)

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Could also get Higgy with it and hope Sanchez sits or DHs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kirk

  175. Lucky Dog says:
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    Optimism:
    “Well, I’m glad Corbin smacked around my week’s ERA/WHIP like Tina forgot to warm Ike’s dinner, because Solak is 2/3 with a HR, and I might have missed picking him back up had Corbin not sucked out loud.”

    This is how we stay sane. lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  176. SteveNZ says:
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    Just held the mirror under Hunter Dozier’s nose. Merest hint of fog…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  177. SteveNZ says:
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    So, Julio goes eight scoreless, striking out 13-14 and leaves with a 3-0 lead. Story with a pinch-hit grand slam at the top of the 9th and Bard closes it out. Not too much to ask is it?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Probably too much to ask.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Seems so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  178. DonnieB says:
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    Next week for 2 SP:
    Canning TEX @HOU
    Or
    Joe Ross STL @NYM
    Thanks.

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    WHAT THE FUCK IS URIAS DOING?

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