Well, that sucked.  It was extra sucky too because I had high hopes for Carlos Rodon‘s start vs. the lifeless Angels.  Like eating Chinese food by yourself and accidentally getting two fortune cookies, then you open them and they both say the same thing, “The highlight of your night will be getting two fortune cookies with the same fortune.”  Like going to the car wash and they give you a deal due to an impending rainstorm.  Only it never rains, false alarm.  But you did forget to put up your window.  Like your parents reconcile their differences, just to yell at you.  Rodon, it’s one thing to disappoint, but to raise expectations first?  Oh man, you are one evil doode with a heart as cold as Clint Hurdle who has a serious attraction to Freese.  Yesterday, Rodon went 1/3 IP, 5 ER with one strikeout.  On the bright side, he upped his K-rate.  “Don’t mock bright sides or I will burn you.”  That’s the vengeful sun.  Rodon had ten straight quality starts, and, unless he’s hurt, we should just treat this as an aberration.  A sick, twisted aberration.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hector Santiago – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  That Santiago is hot and sure ain’t Chile!   Carmen Sandiego would appreciate that.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBIs.  Somehow, the lifeless Angels actually scored runs yesterday and everyone that is owned besides Calhoun produced a ticker tease.  I need an eggplant emoji to properly illustrate my frustration.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Since Andrelton is an alien and he plays for the Angels, it is science meeting ‘not science.’  Like Bill Nye debating Sarah Palin’s perception of Bill Nye.

C.J. Cron – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Curtis Jackson Cron is hitting near a buck 50 Cent on the year, and can’t even make it rain with Monopoly money.  Worth cyclops’ing in case he’s starting to finally break out.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  The Blue Jays manager, Gibbons, said that Saunders would be the leadoff man for the foreseeable future.  I think Gibbons is hinting that he has psychic abilities.  On the fo’reals, Saunders stays the leadoff hitter for how many days?  Three?  Maybe to Friday?  Maybe Gibbons is waning and by the next full moon Kevin Pillar (3-for-3, 1 run) will be back in there.

Devon Travis – Took batting practice yesterday.  Then he went for ice cream and won a SpongeBob playing skee-ball.  Fun!

Drew Storen – 1 IP, 2 ER and his first save because Roberto Osuna has a blister on his middle finger.  That’s the last time Osuna flips off a steaming pile of mashed potatoes!

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  This is me about to say something nice about Happ; this is me pulling me away from saying something nice because I can’t continue to own/praise AL East pitchers; their matchups are awful; glad I got those semicolons for my birthday; they come in handy; oh no, that’s my last one, shucks.

Russell Martin – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Lot of people are talking in the comments about dropping Martin already.  This means a lot of you in the comments are not Alyssa Milano.  Bummer.

Clay Buchholz – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Blue Jays.  Even if I knew the outcome, I wouldn’t have started Buchholz in yesterday’s game.  Okay, that’s prolly a lie, but I’m trying to justify my sitting him yesterday and starting him in his first two starts when his ERA was a combined 10.00.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start a tad.  By the way, there was a nice breakdown of how we have the best pitching projections.  Well done, Stream-o-Nator, you big, awkward robot.

Craig Kimbrel – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, but tagged a ton of runs (three) onto Uehara’s line.  I was saying to Sky yesterday that Kimbrel doesn’t look the same as he once was, and Sky hit back with Kimbrel hasn’t been the same for about two years, and that’s more or less true.  His walk rate has really jumped.  Kimbrel, not Sky.

Jarrod Dyson – Ned Yost said they’re not putting a timetable on Dyson’s return.  Dyson had a strained oblique, so in a vacuum that would be incest.

Ruben Tejada – Activated from the DL.  Great, just what Matheny needs, options.  Now, Aledmys Diaz (1-for-3) will see maybe three games a week as the everyday starter.  Doctor, “Floss every day.”  “Will do!”  And Matheny flosses every third day.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.71.  That was the first game that Leake looked like his usual yawnstipating, but safe starter.  Don’t worry, he’ll look even better in his next start vs. the Padres.  “Correction!  Right ahead!”

John Lackey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. Cards.  Like a little man in a boat, Lackey just looks at home in Busch.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Any time he wants to give a little wink-wink-nudge-nudge to Bryant and Rizzo to get them started, it would be appreciated.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  C’mon, 47 more and you can wear my face as pants!

Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks.  Jo-Fer has been uncharacteristically wild so far this year (4.3 BB/9), and still flat-out dominant (14.6 K/9, 2.67 xFIP).  At some point in the very near future, he’s going to start stringing together one-hitters like he’s stringing nuts in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks.  This Tanner didn’t look so great in Miami, like an old Jew in Boca that goes by the nickname, The Golden Raisin.

Anthony DeSclafani – He said after his last throwing of BP that he feels good.  He then fell into a split and Homer Bailey draped a cape over him.

Dan Straily – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.70 after he pitched decently in middle relief for the first two weeks.  I put in a bid for him in my NL-Only league, nothing huge, couple of bucks, and was outbid.  I like him there, in deep leagues, could be a low-4 ERA pitcher that bounces in and out of the rotation, animal-style.

DJ LeMahieu – Sat out yesterday with a tweaked groin.  DJ went a little too hard on the ones and twos.

Trevor Story – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Oh, it’ll slow down, I have no doubt.  One thing I do think this highlights is just how poor some major league pitching is.  Story hit this home run off The ‘Dorf being played by Tim Conway, who is surprisingly much younger than you think.

Ben Paulsen – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s hitting .357 in the last week, and could be a light schmotato.  By the way, his home run came off Jumbo Diaz.  Between Diaz and Hoover, the Reds bullpen can’t stop giving up runs.

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  His fans call themselves, Jer-khoffs, but you don’t even need to be that smart to see he’s having a great start to the season.  Right now, he’s sporting a 10 K/9 with a 2.4 BB/9.  Numbers he likely won’t keep up, but he can still be worthwhile.  You don’t need to be a Jer-khoff to grab him.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Phils.  Syndergaard’s ERA is at 0.90.  Mean’s while, I have deGrom on multiple teams and checking news updates every fifteen minutes for his return.  Lowercase yay.

David Wright – 2-for-5 and two solo homers (1, 2).  The last time Wright hit two homers in a game Donald Trump’s foreign policy involved getting his wife to distract the maid while he ducked out of the room. Okay, it was only two years ago.  Nice game for Wright, but I’d still put it at even odds he doesn’t get to ten homers on the year.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 3-for-4.  Yesterday, I said Asdrubal had hot schmotatoness seeping from his pores.  Today, I say pour some schmotato on me!

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Oh, Duda day!

Neil Walker – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .229.  Looks like he’s showing that vetard strength.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!

Archie Bradley – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  In 2011, Keith Law ranked him number 11 for all prospects.  Ya know, just behind Bubba Starling, Jesus Montero, Domonic Brown and Danny Hultzen.  Those guys way ahead of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, but I mean Trout was only just about to debut in the majors.  As for Bradley, he’s fine in NL-Only leagues, but I’d want to see more before mixing it up in, uh, mixed ones.

Jake Lamb – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run to tie it in the ninth.  Wham, bam, thank you, Lamb!

Joe Panik – 1-for-6 and his 3rd homer.  He has solid approach, Panik.  He runs around, waving his hands, screaming, “Fire!  Someone save my kitten!”

Angel Pagan – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .380.  He’s hitting like Angel, and being treated like Pagan at the bottom of the order.

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-4.  I talk about Arcia on the podcast that’s coming later today.  Just wait!  Or not.  Your choice.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .190.  Sano feels like the kind of guy that could hit ten homers in the next twelve games.  He will likely hit under .200 in that time, but still.

Byung Ho Park – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .205.  I watched him for the first time yesterday, and he reminds me of…  Wait for it, here it comes…No, it won’t be an Asian player…It’s…Carlos Pena.  Wrong side of the plate, but they look like similar players.  All or nothing.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 3rd steal, hitting .545 as he moved to the leadoff spot.  Hot schmotato alert!

Glen Perkins – Was told by Dr. Timothy Kremchek to rest and rehab his shoulder.  Dr. James Andrews said, “That’s why Dr. Tim is poor.”

Trevor Plouffe – Believed to be headed to the DL.  There goes the hope you can put Trevor Plouffe on your team, hold a hand up to one eye and pretend you have Trevor Story.

Socrates Brito – Sent down to the minors.  Now I no longer have to hear every Anglo announcer say his last name Burrito, and imagine every taco truck being driven by a man in a toga.

  1. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Russell Martin was dropped in my league and I have mesoraco as my one and only catcher. Should I drop him for Martin? Or even a bench guy and keep two catchers?

    • Nate says:
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      @Harper’sBetterThanTrout: If it’s a one catcher league drop Mes for Martin, but if you have a bench bat you don’t often play drop him for Martin.

  2. Another Dan says:
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    Excellent stuff again, Grey.

  3. McUgh says:
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    No mention of my man Segura?
    Trade him while he’s hot or bank on his value staying around top10 SS?

    • knucks says:
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      @McUgh: I was thinking about trading FOR him but waited too long. He’s not for sale in my league. I could easily see him staying in the top ten of SS for the year, prob closer to top 5. Your not gonna keep getting HRs from him. But the steals/runs will be there as long as he is leading off for the Snakes. Not exactly a premium position where you can find more upside than Segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @McUgh: Depends what you can get

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: So trading a Tyler White for him would be an even deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally fair

          • Snag says:
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            @Grey: Delino for Segura?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Delino

  4. SlidingHeadfirstIntoDMs says:
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    Grey, your words are smooth and pungent. Like a marble urinal. My question for you, kind sir, is this: 12 team H2H (R,RBI,SB,TB,OBP) would you take villar over Diaz and Ahmed? Always enjoy reading your work, thanks for doing it.

  5. The discarded head of Ted Williams says:
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    Brito should be dropped?

    I still have flashbacks of dropping odor when he was sent to the minors last year.

    Great post as always.

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 stuff!

    a. Gibbon(s) is a monkey dressed in a human body.

    b. Haha on Brito’s blurb. True story…do you know why a burrito is called a burrito? No? Okay, burritos were originally made with (wait for it) donkey meat. But not just any donkey meat, young donkey meat. Therefore burro=donkey, burrito=young or small donkey. Any burrito you eat with chicken or any meat-by-meat-by-products is NOT a true, original burrito. The best burritos can be found in northern Mexico far, far, far away off the beaten trail and still today made with young donkey meat.

    c. Started Ue in my RCL league, he had a nice 108.00 ERA for last night!!! Kimbrel did him no favors. I had a question.

    How is it possible that runs are earned if runners move up or score on a passed ball (therefore not the pitcher’s fault, thanks Vazquez not you Jack!) but runs are unearned if the pitcher throws the ball 2/3 of the way up the right field line???

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 19)

    Tripp: ‘Friends said she came down to drink mojitos and catch some sun.’
    Horatio: ‘Well it looks like something (queue the sunglasses) caught her.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • G.A. says:
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      @Ante GALIC: love you too, babycakes.

    • Making it up says:
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      @Ante GALIC: dude, do you just believe whatever you read/hear? They didn’t use donkey meat, that’s so factually incorrect that I find it comical you tried coming of like a connoisseur or native of northern Mexico.

      If you think of common sense, a donkey is worth so much more in value as a beast of labor (carrying things) than a one time meal. Jesus, use your head before you type.

      Anyways, they’re called burritos yes because it means little donkey, but not bc of the meat inside. Rather it’s alluding to how donkeys can “carry everything” just like a burrito can carry its food very neatly.

      Thanks for playing, though!

      • de nachos says:
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        @Making it up: looking forward to his next food piece about “Shit on a Shingle”

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Making it up: holy shit. Learn how the internet works.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Making it up:

        Dear Making it up!

        Please find below the source of my quote from chapter 5 (pp 73-110) of the book ‘The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from around the world – Why they work and how to make them work’ by Dr. Daphne Miller.

        ‘After several minutes, she handed me four small, warm rolls covered in paper. Each one was no larger than a big cigar, six inches long and one and a half inches in diameter. Nothing like Arturo’s massive burrito! I opened it and discovered a handmade corn tortilla stuffed with a half cup of black beans, a layer of red chili sauce, and some tender shredded meat. When I asked the server what kind of meat, she answered “burro [donkey] . ”’ [Excerpt from ‘The Jungle Effect’, p. 106.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. But a donkey is really a small boy dressed like a donkey — hey, I didn’t invent the language! C. Yeah, makes no sense D. Ha!

      • They Might Be Giants says:
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        @Grey: I’m going to a burrito show later this evening

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Flying Burrito Brothers?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Shit Tacos is opening..

            • They Might Be Giants says:
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              @Cram It: Burrito/Donkey show

  7. Noam says:
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    Who has a worse bullpen, Boston or the Reds? Just kidding, but Uehara and Kimbrel really did look awful…

    Any opinion on trading Josh Bell for Sam Travis in a dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Agreed, blech…. I’d want Bell

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Noam: prospect dr. lifshitz would not agree.

  8. Jose says:
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    Grey should i be worry about jason heyward hitless start?

    • woodzler says:
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      @Jose:
      I have him on my Team as well. I won´t worry until April (or until he hits the DL).

      • knucks says:
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        @woodzler: Hah don’t be alarmed or anything but it’s closer to Not April than it is being April. Just being a JA and pointing out you prob meant May. Got Rizzo myself so I’m with this whole Cubs aren’t hitting yet sentiment.

        • Jose says:
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          @knucks: jajajaja me too have rizzo and heyward and they are asleep

        • woodzler says:
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          @knucks:

          Ha, now I cant drop him till April 2017.
          Hopefully the Cubs will heat up quickly. Quickly as in “this year quickly”.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Jose: It’s early but I’ve got Delino and Mazaro starting over him until he gets going. You have other options?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JakeTPE: oops Mazara (TEX)

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Jose: He’ll be fine, I just bought low on him and Kluber for Castro and Hanley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Nah, too early to worry

  9. Long story short says:
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    H2h give up Story and Mchugh (or Verlander) for Cain. I have Kang on the dl. too much? 12team opb

  10. JB says:
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    Waking up at 1 in the morning to read a Grey recap is like Christmas for grown men

    • knucks says:
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      @JB: Totally with you on this. Except I’m in the Northeast. So its more like 3 or 4!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Aw, thanks!

  11. Blinzler says:
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    Is that true about Law? If so, he really shouldn’t have a job anymore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blinzler: That’s what I found on Google

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Blinzler: To be fair that was a bust class. Trout exceeded expectations at every level. Don’t forget he was 25th overall in 2009….Dustin Ackley went #2 overall and Donovan Tate went #3. Tate was pretty good in the first season of American Horror Story but nothing since.

  12. Robert says:
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    Yo Grey, could you suggest a couple of OFs I could ask for in return for Kimbrel?

    • knucks says:
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      @Robert: Without any idea about anything in your league I would be pretty excited to get Polanco for Kimbrel. But you could aim even higher than that and see what happens. Maybe even target a deal with the Polanco owner for the OF and his worst closer, for your Kimbrel? I dunno. Tell us some of the names you had in mind and Grey can go from there.

      • Robert says:
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        @knucks: the team that needs a closer has Bautista and Cespedes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: I’d take Bautista or Yoenis

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. JakeTPE says:
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    Matz last Monday… Rodon this Monday….

    I’m getting ROOFIED so much I’m starting to question my life decisions. What is it about my pitchers on Mondays?

    Help me Grey Fantasy Master Lethario, you’re my only hope!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I hear ya, I was rocked by Rodon too, we have each other

    • Dangerfield 51 says:
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      @JakeTPE:
      Jake that could have been me writing that post, same thing happened to me. I’ve got a question for you…are you staring Rodon for his second start this week? Last week I started Matz a second time and won my match.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Dangerfield 51: Hey Dangerfield vs TEX I don’t like it, but I’ll probably give him the benefit of the doubt: 2 good starts, 1 bad this year. Hopefully he’ll get it figured out and pitch his game. And whatever happens his 135.00 ERA this week should go down! What do you think?

  14. Ric Flair - "WoOoOoO" says:
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    Love that Conforto is now hitting in the 3-hole most nights, but it looks like he’ll still be getting the occasional games off. Do you like Travis Shaw over him at UTIL in a 12T H2H?

    • Cram It says:
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      Conforto

  15. SO says:
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    Better mi stash devon travis or trea Turner?

    • Cram It says:
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      @SO: Turner

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Cram It: Are you saying Turner because of the upside ? I can’t see killing a roster spot without a time table. I have Travis stashed on the DL if I couldn’t I wouldn’t hold him.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I’m assuming he’s not wasting a roster spot and was talking straight fantasy value. Of course Travis will be playing sooner.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Cram It: Turner will be up this week. BOOK IT!

            • Cram It says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Ha, that’s right, that was your call. I hope so!

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Cram It: And if he’s not it will be the next week….I’m going to say that until it’s true.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: It’s better than “I don’t know”. Stick with it!

                • Caitlyn Jenners Penis says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: what about orlando arcia???

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Cram It: i wouldn’t be so sure travis will be playing and playing well that soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SO: Turner

  16. Alex says:
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    Morning Grey! Great recap.
    In 10 team H2H points league. Thinking of dropping Rendon and picking up TShaw. Thoughts? Who would have more upside? Thanks much.

  17. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice stuff on the Stream-O!

  18. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Which side: Gennett and Mazara for Dee Gordon in a 12 team standard league

  19. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start Belt v Ray or Mazara v Feldman?

    Thanks!

  20. Jvanslyke says:
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    Thanks for the breakdown! I puked and. turned all devices off after Rodons 40 minute 1/3 inning. Gave in to my wife’s Monday tv choices. Southern Charm was good last night

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Jvanslyke: I did the something! Except we had Sunday night TV to watch, Vinyl and Cutthroat.

      • Jvanslyke says:
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        @Teddy Heater:

        How is Vinyl? We’ve thought about jumping in pre GOT and Silicon Valley

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vinyl’s lame

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Really? I liked Vinyl, it’s got lots of drugs and Rock and Roll, maybe before your time?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m too young to appreciate it…. I like everyone involved, thought it would be an easy must watch for me, couldn’t get into it

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: It’s such a try hard show. They just want it to be hip, always thought the same thing about Entourage. Plus Bobby Cannavale way over acts, all the time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, agreed, I’m not going back in on Vinyl, it’s a mashup of every other quality show of the last 15 years not done as well

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Too bad too, because Ray Romano and Vinny from Doogie Howser are pretty good.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I couldn’t buy Romano in a drama

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: I can’t buy Romano in a comedy.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Maybe I’m being too harsh – I just didn’t find Everybody Loves Raymond funny in the slightest.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I never saw it

                • True and Correct says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: Entourage sucked from Day 1. Wanted to bitch slap that weasel Ari.
                  Vinyl has some great characters and all wonderful actors.
                  Then again, this generation loves Game of Thrones.
                  Canna vale is awesome, though he certainly overacts when he snorts coke. Short of that, I love him.
                  Different strokes.
                  Also love Billions.

  21. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Poor Dr. Tim, HILARIOUS!! Love these daily recaps and your wonderful sense of humor!

  22. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Anybody going down the Ventura highway with Yordano tonight at home v Detroit?

    • knucks says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Yes… except I’ll be passing you westbound, with my boy Castellanos. Not my proudest batty call, but I just want Frazier to sit on my bench and learn his lesson. Or me learn the lesson when he starts hitting on my bench. Either way…. HIT THE BALL TODD FRAZIER!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: In H2H I just got Rodoned so damn right I’m cruising the Ventura freeway, with the T-top down! Even if my ERA were respectable, I still would. He was good in his last start vs the ‘Stros.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: 5 IP 2 ER 5 K 9 base runners… This is starting to become a trend with him. In line for the W at least.

  23. Zach says:
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    Yasmany Tomas or Jake Lamb to replace Frazier for the time being?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zach: Baaah!

      • Zach Canino says:
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        Cool! Thanks Cram!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: MMmm….Lamb Chops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Agree with Cram

  24. Trex arms says:
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    In a 12 man 5×5 keeper league, would you trade away heyward for polanco?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Trex arms: I’d want Polanco

  25. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Unfortunately, someone with a higher WW priority snagged Todd Frazier :(

    • knucks says:
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      @William Hung: And so you are left, lookin’ like a fool with them pants on the ground.

      • William Hung says:
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        @knucks: Indeed :(
        No wild moves in my league today – though someone did drop Piscotty for Delino DeShields and Kendrys Morales for Carlos Beltran. I did swap out Carlos Santana for Jason Kipnis this morning. Is Piscotty any good? I don’t know anything about him.

        My roster is currently:
        C – Yan Gomes
        1B – Anthony Rizzo
        2B – Jason Kipnis
        3B – Anthony Rendon
        SS – Xander Bogaerts
        OF – Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Mookie Betts
        UTIL – Jonathan Schoop
        DL – Charlie Blackmon

        I need a power bat – currently FAs/Waivers I am thinking about are: Lucas Duda, Kendrys Morales, Chris Carter, Byung Ho Park, Pedro Alvarez. Not really sure where I should go.

        My drop would be Alex Colome

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Piscotty is good

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: What do you think of this trade?
            I get Luis Severino and Todd Frazier and I give up Luke Gregerson and Joe Ross. Is that a good trade for me?

            • Grey

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              Works for me

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Thanks! I hope this is good mojo for my team

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  26. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Excellent as always!
    Carmen Santiago over T-Ross?

    Thanks!

  27. Sport says:
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    Does deGrom’s lat issue concern you? I was just offered deGrom and a draft pick for Arrieta in a keeper league where you have to keep pitchers. What do you think? Hold?

    Thank you for the help and all the work you do!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Sport:

      I don’t see how you can give up Arrieta right now, for anyone.

  28. Jason Morgan says:
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    I asked yesterday to pick between Jepsen and Vizcaino ROS, but I’m not sure if you said to keep Viz or to drop Viz.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Vizcaino spells Vizcaino.

    • knucks says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Just go back and look at yesterday’s blog, you don’t have to make him answer again

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Nm Jason, I checked for you. Its an issue with the way you worded the question (both ways). So I see why its worth asking. I would go with Vizcaino ROS myself. I would think that’s what he meant as well.

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: He did mean to keep Vizcaino, because that’s what the question was. He threw in the statement “need to drop one” at the end in an effort to fool Grey into asking the same question from both ends. But this guy”s syntax manipulation was no match for Grey’s superior reading comprehension. No match! Why I’m getting sucked into this ridiculous analysis is beyond me. But you will know my name is Vizcaino when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

          • knucks says:
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            @Cram It: Syntax Manipulation. Cram, where were you when we were trying to figure out a name for my prog band in 8th grade??

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @knucks: you guys could have changed the world!!! For your 4 fans

          • FrankGrimes! says:
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            @Cram It:
            hehe

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Cram It: This is why you are my #1 fan u r da best! LMAO!!!

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            @Cram It: “Why I’m getting sucked into this ridiculous analysis is beyond me” it’s farther beyond the rest of us, dozens of times, daily.

              • knucks says:
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                @Cram It: Agree with Cram

                • Cram It says:
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                  @knucks: Agree with Knucks

              • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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                @Cram It: except you still show up, so if you’d follow that one that “will warrant any from me” doesn’t jibe. i don’t care if you do it to others of course.

  29. Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey, tough decision for my today, I need help.

    J.Garcia vs ChC
    D.Smyly @ Bos
    W.Miley @ Cle

    Who should I start? Thanks for your time!

  30. PED Inc says:
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    Smyly, Leake, or Yordano Ventura going forward?

  31. Brett says:
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    Grey 2 questions

    1. I know you like Domingo Santana would you trade him for Carlos Gomez?

    2. 12 team daily league we have a category for holds and a category for saves. Would you trade Jepsen for stroman? My staff is currently j-fer Salazar rodon Nola matz Jason hammel Ventura and McCullers. Relievers are tolleson street colome McGee Jepsen and dyson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: 1. Sure 2. Yes

  32. Bdub says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Standard 5×5 H2H. My hitting seems to be fine. Light on SB/Avg, But dominant every where else. Question about a trade. First this is my current staff:
    Harvey
    Quintana
    Pineda
    Walker
    Sanchez
    Odorizzi
    Finnegan
    J. Ross

    They have been fine so far this season. But I feel nervous about Harvey’s slow start, is something wrong there? Seeing my staff – Which side – Harvey vs Archer, Liriano?

    thanks much –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bdub: Archer and Liriano for Harvey? Sure

  33. Zeus says:
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    Rodons had a lot of walks his last start. No surprised by this. Too many people were having a circle jerk over this guy. He’s going to be erratic this year.

    • knucks says:
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      @Zeus: I couldn’t decide last night if I was more angry with Rodon or grateful that Thor evened out the ratios a bit. So on two separate teams I ended up with a line of…

      7.1 IP – 9Ks – 7.36 ERA – 2.05 WHIP

      Hurts a lot more in roto than it does H2H

  34. Fungazi says:
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    Any excitement if Jorge Polanco gets called up? He seems to have the makings to be the next Alcides Escobar (who’s a FA).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Haha… He’s the next Alcides, who is on waivers… I have no excitement for Jorge Polanco outside of a flyer

    • knucks says:
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      @Fungazi: I think Orlando Arcia has more appeal than Alcides the moment he is called up.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @knucks: Arcia is owned already. I just meant that I saw on Rotowire talk about this guy being called up and he’s the most exciting player in the Twins org and the Twins are excited for him, so checked out his numbers and he looks like he could be as good as Alcides one day. Alcides is boring as hell and a FA in the league, I wasn’t trying to replace him.

        • knucks says:
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          @Fungazi: Yea sometimes I get some really goofy advice from those guys that makes me laugh. Or some kind of silly comment that causes me to have to read further and ensure that I’m not thinking about something wrong. I always shop around and try to incorporate advice/tips. But nothing comes close to Razz. Listening to the Sirius channel is enjoyable, but mostly DFS talk. They generally aren’t “on” a guy until way after he is scooped up in a lot of my leagues. Good luck with your lineups tonight man.

  35. Alex S says:
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    Great write ups Grey, I look forward to reading them sparingly through the busy day…

    Quick question: How long do you generally wait to drop your low end waiver wire hitters after their hot streak dwindles?… say Scooter Gennett for Jake Lamb for example.

    I tend to get attached to my waiver guys a little too much I think, and have suffered from it in past seasons. I know it varies with each player, but anyways how many games do you wait before pulling the plug?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex S: Thanks! I’d go Lamb, but Scooter hasn’t really cooled yet

  36. Hawk says:
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    Hey all,

    In 10 team 6×6 (OBP and QS are extra categories) keep forever league, thinking of dealing Michael Wacha for Prince Fielder. Wacha is my 5th best starter and could use power. Thoughts?

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Hawk: Do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Agree with Teddy

  37. He “Rode on the steel breeze.”

    “You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.”

    For when you continuously draft SPs that will be great in a year or two, a year or two too early…

    They shall henceforth be known as, Crazy Diamonds!

    And now, I believe that I have successfully…”Worn out my welcome with random precision”

    • FrankGrimes! says:
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      @Wake Up:
      don’t we have too?
      cuz once they are great
      they are ranked too high!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: The ballad of the too early SP

  38. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ugh,im in first in 2 leagues but really hurting in the ECFBL,and there isnt much catching up in that league,your still the best Grey

  39. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Got a log jam in a h2h league that I need advice on

    c: Mesoraco
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Schoop (…there it is! Cant help myself)
    3B: Kris Bryant
    SS: Ian Desmond
    CI: Belt/Tyler White (hitter-tron picks for me daily)
    MI: Starlin Castro
    OF: Harper, Springer, Marte, Ozuna, Mazera
    U: Freddie Freeman
    Bench: Melvin Upton J, Pedro Alvarez, Freddie Freeman, Oswaldo Arcia
    SP: Thor, Matz, Rodon (thank God Better Call Saul was on to cheer me up after) Taijaun Walker, Bucholz,(started him yesterday because my options are so thin, yippee), Colon, Darvish (DL), Tyson Ross (DL), Peavy (Streamer Slot)
    RP: Cody Allen, Kevin Jepsen, Colome, Jeremy Jeffress

    Would you drop any hitters for Domingo Santana or Nick Ahmed? any player rostered worth dropping for a 2nd SP Streamer slot? My pitching is boom or bust at the moment.

    ROS: Freeman, Belt, Alvarez, Tyler White

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brothah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Bye Felica: Hah, no not yet, but usually by late July when there’s an insurmountable gap between the top teams and everyone who stopped trying after the draft.

        Office league my boss organizes…I’m 3 champ 3 year’s in a row…everyone’s paying for Fantasypros and ESPN Insider..I’m just over here taking advice from the Fantasy Master Lothario.

  40. Say no to Steven! says:
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    Greylord!

    Appreciate the write up as always, h2h points league…
    Was thinking about selling dirty Aaron Sanchez.

    The write up on him scared me a bit, his sparp eligibility makes him an asset though. You think he’s a good sell high candidate?

    • knucks says:
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      @Say no to Steven!: What do you think you could get back? For me, Sanchez upside seems more valuable than what I could end up getting for him in a trade. Unless you have some kind of glaring hole on the team that you want to try and address?

      • Say no to Steven! says:
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        @knucks: my thought was to package him and encarnacion for a rizzo. The age is scaring from Edwin.

  41. Sternal says:
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    Grey – was offered King Felix for Salazar. Would you do it? My only concern with Salazar is walks, but Felix is walking people at a ridiculous rate. Leaning towards no, but wanted to ask the expert.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sternal: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sternal: I ranked Salazar above F-Her in the preseason, nothing’s changed for them

  42. Hawk says:
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    “Like a little man in a boat, Lackey just looks at home in Busch.”

    Holy crap, LMAO!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Hawk: Like Booger at the Lambda house….

  43. Scott says:
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    Speaking of frustration, I’ve streamed Santiago twice, but not last night!

  44. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    12 team h2h in which i joined before knowing about the contracts, as i’ve never been in one of those. comish just this year made some twit rule to give more value to the draft wherein any player added from FA can only be kept for $10. no max budget during the season (which is nice, and seems odd to me, maybe not for these type leagues), only time there’s a budget you have to get under is right before the auction draft each year, and at that point it’s $225, post auction draft it’s $305. all players listed are in year 2/3 (league started before last year) unless noted
    C ramos (FA)
    1B a-gon $23 (1/3)
    2B phillips (FA)
    3B j.turner $2 (1/3)
    SS ceager $1
    OF kemp $16 (1/3)
    OF cruz $15
    OF red dick FA
    util teixera $2 (1/3)
    util villar FA
    BN buxton $5
    BN baez $10 (clearly if i need money for next year can’t keep him at this much)
    BN holliday $7 (1/3)
    DL superfluous H $3 (1/3)
    DL schwarber $1
    DL revere $10
    NA dahl FA
    NA b.zimmer FA
    NA moncada $1 (first two NA’s added before i learned they can only be kept for $10)
    SP kershaw $52
    strasburg $39
    harvey $31
    jo-fer $22
    hamels $19
    chen $1 (1/3)
    hendricks $1 (1/3)
    rodon $1 (1/3)
    RP chapman $29
    ziegler $1 (1/3)
    colome FA
    jeffress FA

    i’ve never seen anybody attempt to construct a roster that weak in hitting for a 12 teamer, but it does have good future guys for hitters. anyway, i’ve been trying to move 1 of strasburg/kershaw and their ridiculous contracts, or one of harvey/jo-fer and their better ones. got an offer of miggy $39 for kershaw? good or no? miggy older than kershaw of course. only other times i’ve ever even had kershaw i flipped him for goldy in 2 leagues almost 2 years ago, but agewise that was easy.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: To be fair to your commish, I like the $10 rule. It stops someone from just picking up every hot schmotato off the board in hopes you have a keeper.

        As for the trade, to me, Miggy isn’t going to cut it… I’d see if I can wiggle a FA also, and try to replace another lineup hole. You’d be taking on some of your “savings” but I think you’d be willing to do that to fill another lineup spot.

        • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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          @CMUTimmah: i’m mostly against the idea he just put this through without a vote (before i showed up anyway), unilateral stuff is what i don’t like, i’m not particularly against the rule itself. but it doesn’t stop anybody from adding as many people as they want, it just makes them cost more to keep right before the auction draft, as mentioned above, DURING season we have no ceiling on costs. really, $10 isn’t crazy expensive if the player you add turns out to very good obviously.

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: Hmm… the lack of cost ceiling is interesting, as this would open the league up to guys trading away their future to compete only in one season, which I understand is part of a keeper league. I like the idea of a ceiling as a manager can’t just stack his roster causing everyone else to do the same to keep pace for ONE year. But it seems to happen in every keeper league I’ve ever been a part of, haha.

    • knucks says:
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      @I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: I was starting to feel bad about my paragraph responses/input. This made me feel less bad. But since I did read the entire thing…

      If your moving Kershaw, everyone can tell that you a desperate to make a move. Try aiming as high as possible this early in the season. For younger guys than Miggy is what I mean. Don’t accept an offer that doesn’t tickle you ‘gine. Active owners that have a chance this year will come back to you in a few weeks, with much better offers once they remember Kershaw was for sale.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @knucks: i’m not rushing into anything, nor “desperate” to make any moves. i just saw that i have that much SP value and some of it costs insane amounts and i’m willing to move it, the miggy thing is just one offer so far. i’d really much rather move that huge overpay on strasburg (this is after comparing all costs to player rater projections) for similar projected value.

  45. CMUTimmah says:
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    Through 2 weeks of my points league, I’ve started off day one with a TERRIBLY negative pitcher (Greinke week 1, Verlander week 2, Rodon week 3).

    Verlander is falling into “stream” time as Kate Upton has clearly ruined his career (Better to blame the women than the age/decline, boom! chauvinism!)

    Mr. Carlos Rodon, trust is like a hymen; once broken you’re no longer innocent. Shape up or ship out!

    Aside from the image of your avatar between Giancarlo’s butt cheeks, nice write up Grey. Short slate, was surprised to see no mention of Segura collecting 3 hits and a bag. You feel like it’s the change of scenery or just a fluke at this point? I think he needed to get out of Milo-wall-kay personally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Ha, Thanks! I like Segura a lot, that game ended so late, I was peace’d out by then

  46. Osuna-mattata says:
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    I snagged Saunders for however long he is leading off, maybe he gets hot and stays… but Gibbons only seems to manage for the free spits… so who knows.

    Brett Lawrie and Kris Davis were two guys I drafted late because yahoo had them way under valued… I know you were high on them preseason, wait them out and practice patience or drop for hot shmotato? (Pagan, Shaw, Moss, BJ Upton, Lamb are the top batters available)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Osuna-mattata: I’m holding Lawrie, I’m moving on with Davis until he heats up

  47. Todd Todman says:
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    Top of the morning grey!

    H2h pts/ weekly league

    I was one of the lucky ones to start Carlos rodon lol! Too early to drop him or wait quite a few more starts?

    Next, would you advise to pick up & stash trea turner? The nats SS Espinosa has been bad, I’d be looking to drop one of Addison Russell , grichuck(my OF are we start 4 btw: Harper, polanco, pederson, mazara, conforto, Grichuk)

    Thanks man!

  48. Random Dude says:
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    Pujols and Pederson for Carrasco?

  49. Clint says:
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    14 team h2h pts dynasty: would you drop Nicasio, Karns, Wood, or Buchholz for Ian Kennedy?

  50. FrankGrimes! says:
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    thanks to Rudy I had to
    look up what preternaturally means

  51. Alex says:
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    Should I be worried about Duffy’s slump? My 3 bench hitters are Reed, DeShields and Domingo Santana, should I move one of them for a 3B? I also have Nicasio, sell high for an upgrade to Duffy?

    • FrankGrimes! says:
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      @Alex:
      3 bench bats seems like a lot…
      I have Frazier everywhere and want to slit my wrists
      come join me?

      • Alex says:
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        @FrankGrimes!:
        I only have 3 because I have DeSclafiani on the DL, someone’s getting dropped when he gets back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Just bench Duffy if you’re worried, or sell high Nicasio, don’t see what you could possibly get for him

  52. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    I drafted Rendon by mistake (hit the wrong button during Auction Draft if you can believe it) for 2B in our 10 Team H2H Points League and I was thinking of dropping him for Schoop, Panik, Diaz or Lawrie. Your input would be much appreciated.

    Thanks Grey and great stuff as usual.

  53. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I know you were never big on Rendon, but what are your thoughts on him at 2B in an OBP (h2h redraft 10 teams), compared to–say, stashing Turner + planning to eventually drop Rendon for Turner? It sounds like Turner could be up as early as this week.

    Rendon seems perfectly fine for counting stats…but he’s not walking very much, and definitely in agreement with your preseason expectation that he will hit under 15 HR and steal under 8 bases. If that’s the case, even if Turner flops…any of 2B waiver guys like Schoop (who I’m only avoiding so far due to his horrific OBP), Lawrie, Forsythe, etc.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – yeah I wouldn’t plan to drop Rendon until, at the earliest, Turner is shown to be playing every day (ideally leading off!) and hitting/stealing pretty well.

        Do you think the “this week” rumors on Turner have any teeth to them?

        • Grey

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          Nope, but I guess it’s possible

  54. Phil of the Future says:
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    Aww, man. Rodon make boom-boom all over my ratios. What a way to start a week!

    It’s okay though. We still have each other.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yup. And now I have to sit through Smyly at Fenway tonight. Though for some reason I have a good feeling about him there. In other words, stay far away from him tonight!!

        • Grey

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          Feeling it could be a 5 IP, 5 ER start or a 7 IP, 1 ER

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Let’s do 7 IP, 1 ER.

            • Count de Monetball says:
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              @Phil of the Future: I am going to prayer octagon with you Phil

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Count de Monetball: All are welcome! Great to have you.

            • Grey

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              Done!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: And here I was the slightest bit worried!

                • Grey

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                  I got you man!

  55. Chris says:
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    Just traded A.J. Ramos & Tanaka for Polanco in 5×5 OBP, wasn’t winning SV anyway. Just wanted to share! Been trying to get Polanco since day 1, took a lot of pestering.

  56. Big league choo says:
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    12 team ops keep 10 lg(2 catcher)

    JD martinez/byung ho park/aj reed/Kennedy or

    Rizzo/corey seager/Grandal/hughes

  57. Brian says:
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    Would you start teheran in a 16 team H2H QS league that uses the standard cats plus K:BB? Feel like on the road against a most likely lefty stack could be very bad for him

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Brian: I am sitting him, I wud suggest u do the same

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: I wouldn’t own him

  58. Tio says:
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    Leake or Santiago ROS in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Leake

  59. jorge says:
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    I know you’re not high on Sano – but is Sano for Matz an overpay?

  60. Clive says:
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    Have Goldy, Votto, Correa, Story and only 1 Util spot.

    Would you trade Goldy/Story/Maeda for Stanton/Syndergaard/Bogaerts?

    Hate to lose Goldy but getting Stanton and Syndergaard is crazy tempting. And I have Votto at 1B

    What do you think? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Clive: I’d want Stanton & Noah

    • @Clive: I’d want the Stanton side, but Votto helps take the sting off of losing AuShiz.

      Mostly I’d do it to get Bogaerts / Syndergaard. I have high confidence that AuShiz will get back to mashing when it warms up a little and he gets to feast on lesser pitching.

    • Grey

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      @Clive: Agree with others

  61. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you play Lamb over Frazier for the time being? Frazier is hot garbage, but I’m not panic dropping him, so don’t worry about that.

    • knucks says:
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      @Wilsonian: Was thinking the same… But went with Castellanos vs the Royals for now because Lamb has Bumgarner today or tomorrow. Not that a start against Ventura is all that appealing today for Castellanos. Daily moves so I’ll mix it up a bit. But I’m right there with you on this Frazier/Lamb thought, Mr. Wilson.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @knucks: I actually don’t have Lamb, but I have room to grab him and plan on it. Frazier has just been so incredibly bad. But I know he’ll light it up once I bench him. So maybe I should for all those Frazier owners out there.

        • knucks says:
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          @Wilsonian: We’ll see what G-baby thinks. But yea I am benching Frazier as of today. So if you wanna join up with that potential Sonovabench, we can catch up tomorrow about it?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @knucks: Haha, yeah, he’s out of my lineup right now. Unless someone else sits, he’s staying on the bench.

  62. Duke says:
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    Yo G, look forward to reading your recaps every morning man, this is a yawnstipater but who would you rather own as your Utility bat in a 10-team OBP league?

    Carlos Santana, Granderson, or Wright

    • @Duke: Santana most days.

      Wright when he’s right.

      But since that neck could go at any time id go with Sanatana.

      Matchups might make a difference too. But I’m assuming this is an “I’ve only got room for one on my roster” type deal?

      • Duke says:
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        @Lucky Dog: You got it man, it’s a H2H so I don’t really keep a bench bat unless it’s a prospect stash or something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Santana

  63. I am the Walrus says:
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    Storen or Grilli? (ugh!)

  64. Random Dude says:
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    Pederson or Eickhoff?

  65. PHIL says:
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    Is it time to Trade Trevor Story? I hate to give up a great player. Is he going to be a great player?

    • knucks says:
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      @PHIL: I would have sold last weekend or earlier. See what you can get now. Yea he should be great at Coors and everything. But you may have the chance to sell him for a more sure thing AND other pieces right now (or last week). Window will be closing in the next few weeks is my guess.

      • @knucks: except then he’ll be back at Coors.

        I dunno – I think people will be saying “the window is closing, sell high!” all year. Then he’ll come out and hit a couple more HRs and the next week everyone will say, “sell high!”

        It could just mean they want us to smoke some ganja before making a sale though.

        I’m holding on Story. We’re in love and I don’t care who knows it!

        • knucks says:
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          @Lucky Dog: Haha yea not against holding on to him. But if we peel his face off and pretend he is just an asset… I’m more of the kind of player that would try to cash out then ride out. Good luck, I have no shares so its easy for me to talk this way. If your name is any indicator, this should work out for you.

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Lucky Dog: I’m right there with you! Shopped him around in my redraft league but wasn’t offered anything worthwhile + actually traded FOR him, keepable at $7, in my keeper league (moving a non-keepable Hanley and Desmond on my side plus a pitcher) without regrets!

          Yes, he strikes out a lot…but so do other power studs. What I like is that he’s shown power to all fields (last night was yet another HR to right-center), home and away, off all sorts of pitchers and pitches. He also can walk at least a little and isn’t afraid to try for an SB. All that strikes me as a .240 MI with all the power, at least some speed, who happens to hit in Coors 50% of the year. Reyes may be back eventually, but I would guess that they keep Story in the lineup either way, maybe at 2b over DJ.

          • @knucks: @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Of the stuff you mentioned, the Reyes part is what concerns me the most.

            I have a very hard time believing Story is out of the lineup since he’s already hit more HRs than Reyes did all year, but Reyes is getting paid, so it’s messy.

            Here’s hoping Reyes gets a 1 year suspension since he was arrested and charged. Fingers crossed!
            :D

            Ps – I likey me some $7 Story as a keeper. Nicely done. Regardless of what happens this year, I’m pretty sure Reyes is off the Rockies in 2017.

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              @Lucky Dog: Agreed. The accusations against Reyes were even worse (seemingly by far) than Chapman’s, plus like you said, he was arrested. That seems worth of a very considerable penalty, and they are certainly taking their time deliberating.

              Thanks re: the keeper angle! It’s a 12 teamer where you can only keep 7, so my plan is to keep the best bats (I have Rizzo, Betts, Franco, plus cheap upside guys like Polanco, DeShizz, Belt, Story, Schoop, Yoan Moncada, Orlando Arcia) over pitching (though I have a $16 Stras and $1 Urias; Berrios), since it seems easier to piece together a rotation when you have a core offense in place. Hoping that my issue by season end will be having too many keepers, rather than not enough!

    • knucks says:
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      @PHIL: Sorry to get you skipped brutha

  66. Bobbo says:
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    5×5 h2h
    Sort of in need of the start from Conley today vs. WAS but SON isn’t liking it (-9).

    What say you, sit or start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Number of teams matters

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: 12 teams

  67. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Swapped Salazar and E. Saurez for Polanco and Castellanos last night. Pretty happy with the return. Now I’m trying to move my power hitting 3B David Wright for Rodon.

  68. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I would like to have seen Rodon’s start yesterday. Was he all over the place? His first start of the season the ump wasn’t giving him the same strike zone as Gray. He was getting squeezed. His line was good but could’ve been better. Certain umps my not pick up his pitches. OR…..he has control issues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: He’s always had control issues, but also left balls over plate and Angels strung together hits

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Never been a big fan of the idea that batters with a “good eye” and pitcher with “good command” get calls based on reputation. The strike zone is the strike zone. Same thing with rookies vs veterans. It applies to all sports. The rules are meant to be universal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but the strike zone is gonna be subjective no matter what unless they go to a computer calling strikes

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: I would watch baseball if they did this.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  69. Adam says:
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    Adam Conley vs Wash or
    Ervin Santana vs milw
    Need a streamer today
    Thx

  70. joe says:
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    Frazier (vs Shoemaker) or Franco (vs Verett)
    Seager (vs Teheran) or Semien (vs Pineda)

    today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Franco….Seager

  71. I dunno man – Story looks like the real thing out there. He won’t keep his average over .300, but I never expected him to.

    Yes, at some point he’ll run into elite pitching – except half of those times will be at Coors, so it balances out.

    I drafted him with .265/15/80/80 as “shit, it’s round 18 and I don’t have a starting SS!”

    To say I’m thrilled with the early results would be an understatement. Assuming he’s not what he’s been, but is better than what is projected as his upside he’s still going to be a top 4-5 SS.

    Cool by me.
    :)

    Totally agree about Park, btw – all or nothing. I thought he was the Asian Chris Carter, but yours might be closer. Not in race, but ability.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Yeah, could be, lots of unknown at this point… He’s likely a .220 hitter though, and Reyes is still lurking

      • @Grey: yeah – I’m gonna have to pick Reyes back up as soon as there’s news.

        “Sooner rather than later” on a suspension decision my ass. It’s been a week since the charges were dropped. Come on, commish! Suspend the bum!
        I’m guessing it’s 2 months. Chapman got a month and he was never charged. Reyes was actually charged – might make a difference.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Reyes won’t be around until June at least, but he’s there eventually

  72. Bobbo says:
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    One other quick question. hittertron does not like Nelson Cruz’s matchup today against Carrasco (-13.4). You wouldn’t sit Nelson Cruz would you?

  73. OaktownSteve says:
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    I am faced with a difficult choice. Please help.

    Click the link titled “Delicious Women And Their Thigh Gaps” or “Actors You Might Believe Can Travel Through Time?”

    I saw Hector Santiago live against the A’s and he looked really good. Everybody probably already knows he is the only player in MLB currently throwing a screwball. Pitch FX measures the amount of horizontal movement on pitches. A high positive score means more horizontal movement away from a right handed hitter. A high negative score means more horizontal movement towards a right handed batter. A zero score would mean no movement. Brooks Baseball says Santiago’s screwball is moving 11.52 inches away from a right handed hitter. For reference. Jose Fernandez curve, which breaks the same direction as he’s a righty and Santiago’s a lefty, breaks “only” 8.69 inches. That’s insane.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Wow, very cool, had no idea he was getting so much movement… Due to the time and blackouts, the Angels are like one of the few teams I never watch

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Are thigh gaps a thing?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That’s the Razzball ad valorem

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Los Putos says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Am a Halos fan. When They moved Trumbo,everyone, including myself, were mystified as to why they’d move him. I saw Santiago’s name as part of the deal and immediately changed my opinion on the trade. Guys getting it together and has been dealing.

      Halos def need it.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Los Putos:

          Hey you’re right. I was looking at his career usage and movement, but brooks does say he’s not throwing it at all. At the game I went to I wasn’t sitting in my usual seats behind home. Was up the first baseline so just assumed the offspeed pitch the A’s were flailing at was the screwgie, but guess it must have been the straight change.

  74. OaktownSteve says:
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    17 of the last 19 outs recorded by the 80’s light rock duo Betances and Miller have come via strike out.

    Craig Kimbrel’s bases loaded walk yesterday was the first allowed in his career in that situation. His home run allowed to Chris Davis last week was the first home run he has ever allowed with runners on base. Those are both amazing developments and unsettling trends.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve seen Betances and Miller in their last three or so games, it’s unreal…. Then Aroldis is due back…

  75. As regards your fear of pitchers in the AL East: you realize that division is not as daunting as it once was.

    At the moment, the Yanks are 16th in runs scored in MLB and Tampa is, well, Tampa (last). Yes, Boston, Toronto and Balt can put up runs. But Boston has no pitching of its own, so a W remains a good possibility. Toronto is leading the league in Ks, which provides another good avenue to fantasy points. Baltimore continues to get it done, I can not argue that. But they have essentially the same team that played .500 ball last year.

    Don’t fear the east, the beast is not the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to believe that, but Yankee Stadium, Fenway and Rogers are no fun

  76. knucks says:
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    I realize this won’t add too much to the site, but I will say that having drafted Mookie, Rizzo, Frazier, Pujols in the first couple rounds (helps that Thor was mixed in there in 4th round), I am ecstatic to be in 6th out of 12th place at the moment in 5×5 roto.

    If these bats get their shizz together come May, I will be sitting pretty come the All-Star Break. So yea, way more excited about the upside of all these bats than I am disappointed 2 weeks into the year about slow starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  77. Pita pan express says:
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    Are these fair deals and if so which side u like I’d be getting the pitchers

    A. Mccutchen familia for Strasburg heyward
    B. Altuve familia and Ventura for sale and conforto

    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Stras, it’s fair B. Altuve

  78. Nightmare says:
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    Fielder and Fiers for Adam jones. Who wins

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nightmare: Jones

  79. OaktownSteve says:
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    Fangraphs shows 6 players at 50% or better HardHit rate on batted balls in 2016:

    Story 60.6%
    Howard 53.6%
    JJ Hardy 53.3%
    Rasmus 51.9%
    Martin 50%
    Conforto 50%

    I really like Conforto. Scouted him in the off season. I think he’s what the scouts call very short to the ball. It’s a simple swing path. Doesn’t look like there’s a pitch he can’t handle.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Agreed and getting to watch him on the daily, the kid does not get rattled at all…He’ll be the type of guy you’ll be able to just pencil in his numbers every year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, like Conforto too, JB offered to trade him to me for AJ Ramos, and I so want to do it, but I have no closers

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah in a vacuum that’s a no brainer…with no closers…not so much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I wish I could

  80. Los Putos says:
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    Morning, currently have 2nd waiver and both Kyle Seager and Rodon were just dropped by impatient owners. I just lost Plouffe to DL and have a claim pending for Seager.

    Should I make it for Rodon?

    Im leaning Seager (we start 2 guys at each position), am pretty stacked at SP (Gray, Stras, Nola, Lester, Liriano, Tanaka, hendricks and VV), but grabbing Rodon and putting some packages together can net me prolly a better 3B.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lean Seager

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir.

        We have one DL spot, Inciarte currently occupying it. Dump him and slide Plouffe over and make a grab for Markakis (hot schmotato?) or hold?

        Ive Holt who i can slide to 3B until claim for Seager goes through in them meanwhile.

        Crazy bout Nye having just a BS degree. Still dug his show .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, hold Ender

          • Los Putos says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Havent read too much on him lately but will do.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  81. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    What up boo…Took a trip out to Arizona to visit family and while i was there we took a ride to the Grand Canyon…First time i was ever there and its one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen…I took pics but they do no justice…Im all F’d up and jet lagged at work today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, I saw it on that Brady Bunch episode, same shizz! You go to Vegas too?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Nah maybe next time, If you get a chance to go to the Canyon id highly recommend it…You wont be disappointed…Only $30 a car to get in.

        • knucks says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Flying in to Vegas and hitting Bryce/Zion next week. Pumped. Wanted to hit a 51’s game. But it aint gonna happen.

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: That said, anyone have any Vegas sports betting tips? Other than ‘take lighter to bills’ instead?

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @knucks: Nice…Good Luck

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’ve been offered to go when in Vegas, but Vegas vs. a hole in the earth, and I stay in Vegas to gamble and eat crab legs

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: LOL…next time see the hole in the earth

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Dirty Hole, a strip club by the Tropicana vs. hole in the earth?

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: You could always bring a dirty hole to the hole in the earth…dont think cougs would appreciate that though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  An old dry hole sounds a lot like…Okay, I’m not trying to sleep in my car.

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Ha Ha

          • @Grey: well, the crabs are free if you stay in the right (wrong) place.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And the tartar sauce

  82. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tron might love Deshizznit even more than you today! $65 (!!!) and 67% chance of SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope that stupid machine is right!

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: Tron not fooling around: Deshields avg vs Feldman 2-5 bb, Scott Feldman – 84% sb success rate against 2013-2016… among active pitchers with 300+ innings in last 3 years, Feldman is 2nd on list below Kazmir at 89%

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, hope it works out that way

  83. Trick question:

    Einhorn or Finkle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  84. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Want to drop Brito and pick up someone in my deep 14-team dynasty, large benches, 2 pickups per week. Is Max Kepler worth a shot this year? There is seriously no one on waivers that I want. Like being last to an orgy, just a bunch of assholes and dickheads available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Kepler’s worth grabbing if there’s no one else

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Your answer sounded like you were replying to the orgy comment, ha.

        I’m rolling with Max, everyone else made me sad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who else is out there? Orgy, not waivers

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Haha. Players like Byrd, Raburn, Hechevarria, Axford, Holland, Tropeano. Studs like them.

            Watch any of those top 100 docs? I haven’t….I still need to watch the last 2 weeks of Saul even.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those playes are awful…. Yeah, I’m two weeks behind on Saul too… I haven’t watched any the docs yet, but it’s on my summer watching list…I started watching 2nd season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is like the only sitcom I currently love

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                My lady just went on a tear of Kimmy Schmidt yesterday without me. Can’t decide if I want to binge or slowly, randomly watch.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I binge it, thru 7 episodes in 2 days… You watched the 1st season? It’s worth it, if you haven’t

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    Yeah I watched the first season. Jon Hamm was incredible.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love Titus

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Titus is hilarious. I loved the crank.

                      “Thank you for being a craaaank.”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, Titus is even better this year, he starts dating, it’s funny

  85. Burt says:
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    My Joc Pederson/Eugenio Suarez for his Delino DeShields/Joe Ross?

    • Burt says:
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      @Burt:
      ^H2H 5×5 redraft league

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Burt: Id want Delino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  86. Ciao Grey,

    Deep league (6×6 roto, including holds) trade question: which side would you take?

    Bogaerts + 20th-round pick next season

    or

    Segura + Sam Dyson + 18th-round pick next season

    I got the Bogaerts side … I think I got the best player in the trade, but some of my league mates disagree. Am I missing something?

    Also, did Hazelbaker’s strong start earn him more patience? He’s hitting .167 over the last four games and is hitless in his last 11 AB. Assuming he doesn’t over impress tonight, is he worth dropping for, say, Arcia or Saunders, Moss, Melvin Upton, or maybe Cron or Lamb? So far, this team seems to need more help in the power categories than with speed or average.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Enrique: Bogaerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander…Hazelbaker can be dropped in shallower leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, Saunders

  87. Mcgaffer says:
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    Feeling a little light w/starters and SS
    Have Ian Desmond
    and:
    Arrieta, Salazar, Rodon, Lackey, Chen, Fiers, Wood and Cashner

    Been offered Archer and Cory Seagar for Crush Davis
    (Have Trout, Donaldson, Freeman for power)
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman has no power, that trade is fair, I’d hold

  88. Fungazi says:
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    Ahhh… that moment you try to go add Jer-khoff in a league and find out you already own him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  89. Wilson says:
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    Today’s start
    Pineda vs OAK Surkamp $14.8
    Wood vs ATL Teheran $14.8

    Will you start them? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting both

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wilson:

      I don’t think I’d start Surkamp

  90. Randall says:
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    This is bumming me out, RazzBall freezes and then crashes my computer every day now….just me?

    • knucks says:
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      @Randall: Clear cookies?? Be careful clicking those ads

    • Los Putos says:
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      @Randall: Same here. I pull a Homer and dump water on my keyboard. Works everyt

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Randall: you’re at least the 3rd to say that lately.

  91. Ruben says:
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    Trea Turner or Javier Baez ROS in a weekly roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  92. mike ferrari says:
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    my Ian Desmond and Volquez for Park?

    Park has way better ADP but has looked droppable thus far

    Ian des might get benched and Volq is risky business

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Park

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @mike ferrari: wasn’t desmond like 118th or so vs bung hole park’s 172?

  93. Dave says:
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    Grey,
    Just traded Story for his Kluber.
    Good deal?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  94. Tio says:
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    Castro or kipnis? Points league. Castro also carries SS eligibility which is an important advantage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  95. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! 10 team 5×5….drop Eugenio to add DeShields ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  96. Nature boy says:
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    Someone dropped Souza. Would you lose Matt Duffy or Carlos Santana for him? Also have Ketel Marte while Chris Owings and Villar are available. Should I drop Ketel for either or drop one of those UTIL players and keep Ketel? thanks dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Souza for right now, Villar over Marte

  97. Warren says:
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    OBP H2H league. Great keepers over the years thanks to you!

    Team:

    C: Cervelli
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Odor
    3B: Machado
    SS: Correa
    OF: Harper
    OF: Betts
    OF: Polanco
    UTIL: Donaldson

    SP: Arrieta
    SP: Thor
    SP: Walker
    SP: J. Ross
    SP: Matz
    RP: Britton
    RP: Familia

    Bench arms: Lackey, Odorizzi, Rodon, M. Moore

    Just had a Nats fan in my league offer me Lorenzo Cain for Joe Ross, straight up. I think it’s a win in a vacuum but not sure if it fits my needs. Weekly lineups so I guess I could rotate him with Polanco depending on weekly matchups, and then trade him later when he gets hot in a 2-1 deal.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cain, then trade Polanco fro a better SP, or Donaldson

  98. ScreechOwl says:
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    Good morning! I hope your morning was as filled with baked goods as mine was.

    As much fun as it is to read today’s write-up (geez, baseball is fun enough, but now I have something entertaining to read almost every day!), I have a dilemma.

    Start Sano at home against the Brewers or Soler on the road against the Cardinals? The only other options are Khris Davis and Buxton, and I think it’s obvious why they are both sitting.

    Thanks!

    This is so much less confusing than trying to watch the Kashyyyk League. Do you know what they call balls there? “[grunting sound]” And strikes? “[similar grunting sound”]

    And you know what they call their MVP award? “Wookiee of the Year.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish! Start Sano… Wow, a Wookie of the year, that’s a new one for me

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Grey:

        By the way, I am tempted to say that Rodon’s start yesterday was a Wilt Chamberlain.

        Because he knocked my whole ERA up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  99. Oppo Taco says:
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    Casilla and Colome for Jeanmar Gomez and Velasquez?

    We only have two RP slots. I currently have Osuna and Tolleson along with Colome (has SP eligibility but boxberger back soon and has only got me 1 save)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  100. Chris says:
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    Thanks for everything.

    My Parra & Raisel Iglesias for Andrew Miller & McCullers.

    I have nowhere to play Parra, A few SV / high K/9 helps, but McCullers injury big question mark. Is this do-able?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller side

  101. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m with you on the AL East thing. Stroman was probably drafted as an SP2, but if you own him you look at that start vs Baltimore today and go….I dunno.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly… I like Severino, but then you see Red Sox, O’s, Jays and you’re like, bleh

  102. Jay says:
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    Eikhoff or nicasio ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nicasio

  103. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Cleveland AA affiliate is the Akron Rubber Ducks. They are sponsored by Yuengling Beer and on Thirsty Thursdays they sell it for a buck. What’s up with Yuengling? Seems like a midwest thing. Any good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know nothing of beer

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yuengling is decent. Its fanfare is either hipster-driven, or the fact that it is one of the oldest, independently owned breweries still functioning in the US. If you’ve had Full Sail’s Session Ale, it tastes similar.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom:

        Nice comp. That Full Sail I feel like was better when they first released it and went downhill when they probably started brewing more cases.

        So Yuengling sort of a Pabst Blue Ribbon for non-coastal hipsters?

        How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? It’s a real obscure number…you’ve probably never heard of it.

        Joke never fails to make me laugh.

        • knucks says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I live in the area in PA where Yuengling is from and grew up with it. Been to the brewery. It’s the go to around here, for sure. Also the 30 pack that Obama puts on the table in his hockey/Olympic bets with the Canadian PM (as the Mrs. kinda noted above).

          Pretty standard lager in my eyes, but again that prob has a lot to do with it being my first beer. Locally they sell Yuengling potato chips, ice cream, etc. Haven’t tried any of it and don’t plan to, but thought it warranted me throwing out there during a yueng-ey discussion. Would trade all of this knowledge of Yuengling for a life on the west coast, absent of Yuengling. But that’s a another convo for a different day.

          • Big Magoo

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            @OaktownSteve: @knucks: For a fantasy comp, I’d say that Yuengling is like a Kole Calhoun or a Kyle Seager. Solid, boring, gets the job done. Definitely not a hipster beer, at least as of a decade or so ago. I’m pretty out of the loop on that stuff though.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Big Magoo: Agreed, hipster’s are too busy drinking grapefruit IPA from a can.

              • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: i see now you’re referencing schlafy of STL.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @OaktownSteve: It’s an East Coast Penn/ NJ thing. It’s just Rolling Rock with a different label. They didn’t ship north of CT for a while and then that changed and they made a big push in New England the last few years. Mostly based off NE college transplant nostalgia. My wife is from NJ and we used to always bring back a case to go with the other NJ only items we had to stock up on (bagels particularly). Now that it’s available in Boston she has no interest in it. Just a smooth drinking lager, more Budwiser than it is a craft beer. Kind of like Narragansett.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz:

            But defintely worth a buck at an Akron Rubber Ducks game?

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Yes definitely worth a buck. In fact I’d say it’s one of the better beers I’ve ever heard being sold for a buck. It just tends to be overrated by people who grew up in that area.

              But the real question is did you know why the Aeros changed to the Rubber Ducks?

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz:

                looked them up the other day and read that Rubber Ducks is an homage to the region’s rubber production history. Not sure if this answers why a change was prompted.

                • knucks says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: Reminiscent of the local to me LV Ironpigs and the history of the area’s steel production. Makes for delicious bacon vending at games. They get pretty damn creative with it.

                • Ralph Lifshitz

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                  @OaktownSteve: Yeah it’s a homage to the rubber industry in Akron. At one point they were the “Rubber City”. Not sure if they went by Rubber City or not but I kind of hope they do/did. Jonathan Mayo went into a big diatribe about it on the MLBpipeline podcast a week or so back.

                  With that said Akron games sound like heaven. They have two awesome specs in the outfield (Zimmer and Frazier), $1 brews, and Rubber! What else could you ask for?

          • knucks says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: This is what is happening locally for me in the PA/NJ area. Was jones-ing for Fat Tire for a few years after an Arizona trip a few years back. Now its just getting to the area. Spent a few weekends with the fat tire and will now move on pretty soon.

            • knucks says:
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              @knucks: This was in reference to the wife being from Jersey comment. Go Devils btw

    • Champsok1 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hi Oaktown Steve, Actually Yuengling brewery is the oldest brewery in the USA and hales form Pottsville, Pa.. yuengling has forever been a staple in the Philadelphia ( where I am from originally) & Pittsburgh markets as well as all over Pa., Jersey & Delaware. Not really a midwest beer at at all and I wish it were. I have live din Oklahoma City area for many years and we miss Yuengling. Anytime I drive back and forth or have others drive out we load up on some of our favorite Yuengling flavors that we can’t get out here.
      The Yuengling lager is a really nice lager with full flavor for a lager, and she Porter is exceptional, but our two favorites are the Black & Tan & by far the Lord Chesterfield, their premium lager. definitely give them a try if you like good beers. In the OKC area there are lots of micro breweries and fun to have some real old time home cooked flavors like Yuengling, when we can get them.
      Hope that helps!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Champsok1:

        Nice write up. Now I want to try one. Looks like there is a Steeler bar in the Bay Area. Wonder of if I can get a Primatti Bros style sando to go with it.

    • MattTruss

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      I always though Yuengling was a Maryland-area thing. That’s where I always used to see it in my travels. It’s a pretty decent beer. I think Mrs. Featherbottom nailed it with the hipster driven popularity ala PBR. I’d prefer a Yuengling to a PBR any day though.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @OaktownSteve: being a Cali (LA) guy who loves craft beers, especially IPAs, no not the grapefruit ones…i liken Yuengling to a poor mans Sam Adams Boston Lager. You gotta try it simply for the history of it. I had it in Georgia on a work trip last spring. Definitely felt like i was drinking the darker amber version of PBR. For the price, it was only like $5 a pitcher where i was at, couldnt beat it. Im interested to see your take once you try it. Cheers guys!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @ThE sHiT: Yeah it’s very drinkable. All jokes aside Sculpin grapefruit IPA is amazing and doesn’t taste like Grapefruit at all. I just like to goof on the fruit name. Everything Ballast Point does is good.

        They opened a brewery like 5 minutes form my house and I find new excuses weekly to sneak away on Saturday afternoon to catch a brew and a growler re-fill.

        http://www.coldharborbrewing.com/

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: i love Ballast Point. Been to the older brewery, havent been to the new one near you. Their grapefruit and habanero IPAs are tasty, not something i would always go to but did like it and appreciate the creativity. I can go on for days about craft IPAs, love love love them. I live in Huntington Beach and have 2 local craft breweries, would like to keep exploring the local ones. Such good quality out there nowadays.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Ballast Point’s Mango session IPA is delicious too.

  104. OaktownSteve says:
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    Been a long time since we talked about books in here. Light hijack, anybody have an opinion on Dennis Lehane?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t read anything by him, I’m currently reading Run for his Life by Jeffrey Toobin, it’s a solid, quick read, prior to that I read about the Six Day War which was not quick, it was the longest six days ever, actually

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Had to google Toobin. From wiki: At Harvard, he covered sports for The Harvard Crimson, where his column carried the name “Inner Toobin.”

        eye roll

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, that is an eye roll, book’s decent though

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Lehane is pretty good. Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Patrick Kenzie books are solid. Haven’t read his other stuff. I’d recommend Harlan Coben (particularly the Myron Bolitar books) and Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch books, though his earlier Terry McCaleb novels are good too) if you dig detective stuff.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        I just picked up Lahane arbitrarily off the library shelf. Had heard the name. This one is called Live By Night. Didn’t realize it’s second in a trilogy but doesn’t seem to necessarily need the first book to make sense. Liking it so far.

        For the hardboiled I usually go to Elmore Leonard and for detective stuff I like Lawrence Block. Have heard of both Coben and Connelly but not read them. Will have to check them out.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: You checked out any James Elroy?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ellroy’s the best

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Big Magoo: I looooove Harlan Coben! Read almost all of his books.

  105. LastPlace says:
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    Deep NL Only. Need a corner. Pickings are depressing. Looking for some counting stats..

    Anyone?

    Andres Blanco,
    Alexei Amarista,
    Gosslin,
    Culberson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amarista

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Grey: This is probably the only time you have ever been thanked for recommending Amarista!

        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  106. Nico says:
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    Weekly lineup changes lock shortly. I’m finding it hard to get any more info on Starling Marte’s injury. Do you think I should roll the dice and start him, or could this be a few more days? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Nice! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. OaktownSteve says:
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    Didn’t have Rodon yesterday but suffer through a few of those every year and I don’t take them well. Always go through a brief period like somebody who decides to quit smoking or drinking.

    I’m going to put all that FBB stuff behind me. Go outside more, get on an exercise program, eat right, start calling my grandmother more. Although, Velasquez is pitching today….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, it’s gut wrenching….You care so much, and then they let you down

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Why do I care so much???!!!!

        *looks around at general state of affairs*

        *puts on headphones and listens to Twins Brewers day baseball*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glad I didn’t stream Ervin!

          • Tigres says:
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            Or Wily. Both these teams are bad. And not bad as in good.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Tigres:

              I think there’s a glossary term for guys who throw hard but don’t strike anybody out. I remember my offering was “Fake Juggs”.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  108. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    Are we at the point where we can drop Granderson for a ham sandwich yet? What about for a guy like Matt Moore or a speculative RP play? My other OF are Cruz, Braun, Cespedes and Span and I’m really hurting for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Granderson until he gets hot… I’d grab Moore

  109. Scott says:
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    Where would Trea Turner rate compared to these 2Bs?
    Schoop
    Gennett
    Odor
    Phillips

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Schoop, Scooter, Trea

  110. Scott says:
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    It’s still early, but I decided to stream Nunez over Walsh.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Yay! Run for Nunez.

  111. Kyle says:
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    Do these balance out?
    Pitched Matz last Monday, Pitched Rodon yesterday, haven’t won a matchup yet = Just got Greinke for T.Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Greinke this year

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: Ruh roh.
        Wanted to deal Story for something.

  112. Mr glass says:
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    I’m looking to trade away story I feel like it’s times to jump on his hot start and I already have Xander for short, was curious what range of starters would be a reasonable return for him in your opinion.
    It’s a weekly H2H standard yahoo points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar?

      • Mr glass says:
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        @Grey: okay thanks for the input

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. John says:
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    Any word on Starling Marte’s status for today’s game?

    • John says:
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      @John:
      Sorry. Just read your previous answer. Others have Joyce starting. Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @John: Per the twitterverse, nothing except that he is Probable

    • Tigres says:
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      He played in OF (no PA) at end of Sunday’s games so I’m taking that as good sign he’ll start…

  114. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Shit, for years I’ve been searching the world for Carmen Sandiego. I had no idea you had the inside track on her location.

    Trea Turner, Schoop and Addison Russell. Pick two ROS…

  115. Gregjeffries says:
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    Great stuff as per usual, Grey! Sweet Amazing Race reference (btw, I just watched AR season 7 for the first time… Highly recommended if you haven’t seen it – SO effing intense!)

    I’m looking for MI/CI help. Would you drop Cesar Hernandez for any of these jerks :
    – Scooter Gennett
    – Moreland
    – Holt
    – Jaso
    – ARod
    – Enrique Hernandez

    • Gregjeffries says:
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      @Grey:

      Oh, and Eduardo Nunez is also available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I prolly watched season 7 when it first aired… Scooter

  116. desert_heat says:
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    been offered in H2H points league
    V Velasquez & A Jones
    for
    J Quintana & L Cain
    thought ?

    • @desert_heat: looks pretty even to me, though Quintana/Cain is a bit safer long-term since V.V. might get shut down earlier than fantasy owners want. I have V.V. and have considered shopping him very soon because of that.

      That said, I’d rather have Cain/Quintana myself. Cain is a great contributor across the board and AJones seems to miss time every year, and is scruffling a bit right now.

      If you’re the one with Cain/Quintana I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  117. MikeZ says:
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    Grey — could you rank the following MI ROS (5×5 Roto)? Wong, Lawrie, Trea Turner. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Wong

  118. OK, serious question:

    10-team, weekly H2H 6X6 with QS the extra pitching cat.

    I have 5 possible starters today, 4 of them face each other. Uh, in two separate games – not a 4-pitcher deathmatch, though that would be pretty cool too. I guess that goes without saying.

    Anyway…

    In one game I’ve got (potentially) Strass Vs Conley – Conley looked pretty awesome his last start out.
    In the other I’ve got YoVentura Vs Green, who also looked good his last start.

    Despite the somewhat questionables of Green & Conley, does the fact that they’re facing off matter?

    Is it too greedy to start all 4 hoping for QS/K’s from all of them and also doubling my odds of getting a W in those two games?

    Or am I spitting in the face of the fantasy gods, ensuring that my ERA and WHIP are smited righteously?

    I hate chasing W’s, but the stars don’t line up like this that often.Just curious about your thoughts on starting both pitchers in a given game…

    Ps – I also have V.V. going, but he’s my boo, so I have no questions there.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Lucky Dog:

      Is the only downside to starting them performance risk? Or are there others you could start or some sort of games started cap/innings cap to consider?

      • @OaktownSteve: Only risk is they blow up my ERA/WHIP.

        So upside = QS, increased odds of a W and more K’s.

      • @OaktownSteve: Oh, and no – I have 5 starters going if I start them all. No innings cap – in fact we have an innings minimum of 50 per week so people can’t just run out RP and steal 2 categories ERA/WHIP.

        No other options to start today either.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Lucky Dog:

          I’d run them all out there. I’m streaming Greene in RCL so I’m not just the owner of the Hair Club for men, I’m a client.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Greene, but they might both be okay, very risky

  119. Big league choo says:
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    10 team ops/qs trying to improve pitching/mi

    1) Franco/adam jones or Correa/aaron sanchez

    2) bryant/jones or correa/Carrasco

    3) frazier/jones or correa/aaron sanchez

    Have votto/franco/frazier/bryant only one utility spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa…Correa… Correa

  120. Ric Flair - "WoOoOoO" says:
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    Harper/Shaw or Betts/Belt – who ya got? 12T H2H. Thanks Grey!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Harper side of anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Not only the dr, he’s a client to. That guy looks like he’s feeling no pain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: I think Dr. Chan was testing his pain management techniques on poor Boris

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @The Great Knoche: His first name is Do. I wonder how often he punned it up with the ladies in college?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Seriously! The things I uncover in my day job would make a very entertaining coffee table book

  121. Whirlaway says:
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    eovaldi vs OAK
    Porcello vs TB
    Hellboy vs NYM

    Which one man, QS K/9 lg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  122. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In my 11 (weird, I know) team Yahoo roto league (standard scoring), I was just proposed Kris Bryant + Matz for my first pick, Manny, by the last place owner in my league, whose team name for the last 3 years has been named after Manny himself.

    Manny is SS eligible, but I also have Corey Seager and Trevor Story @ SS/MI (Manny has been paying 3B for me), so there’s no void other than Manny’s awesomeness.

    I’d never considered trading Manny, but this sounds like something that might payoff.

    1. What do you think of the trade he proposed?

    2. This owner also has Harvey, who is his highest ranked pitcher per Razz. Since he clearly is looking to sell low on Bryant, you think it’s worth trying to push him over the edge with this counter? (i.e., Bryant + Harvey for Manny)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side… Sure, Harvey

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Machado side in the Harvey deal as well? Or does Harvey bring it over to Bryant side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harvey brings it to Bryant

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Cool. Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Meant to say that I also like that Bryant, despite having a slow start, has kept his walks and cut his K-rate by about 10%, and is suffering from a little BABIP bad luck. Manny meanwhile, who is to be sure, a beast, is currently enjoying a BABIP 100 points above his usual, and 110+ above last year.

  123. Moscowitz says:
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    Strop or Dyson for holds and ratios?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  124. Five-On-One says:
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    Pitching prospect question – Can you give me your best guess for ETAs and subsequent performance for Berrios, Urias, Snell, Glasnow and Giolito – preferably in order of stash-worthiness? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See rankings

  125. Basquiat says:
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    traded for kluber today , is he gonna bounce back ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  126. brad says:
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    1. Gennett or Holt to cover MI until Devon Travis is healthy?

    2. Holt or Melvin Upton to cover OF until Brantley is healthy?

    3. Hold any of the above or Nick Williams over Ken Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter…. Holt…

  127. ThE sHiT says:
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    Lose Grichuk for Lamb? Util spot 12 team h2h 2 moves left for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  128. knucks says:
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    With Jumbo now a Louisville Bat for the time being, would think Cingrani is the 8th inning guy (next up after Hoover)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can try him, I doubt it

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea I don’t really wanna touch that either. Will wait for Smokes thoughts on that carousel.

  129. herschel says:
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    Afternoon fun fact: Domingo Santana is second in the league with 105+ MPH exit velocities with 13. cargon leads the league at 15.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • ashtray says:
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      @herschel: Someone read fangraphs today

  130. Scott says:
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    Carter’s being a martyr.

    I’m a poet and I still don’t know it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  131. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    I need to stream some pitching starts this week. Would you rather start:

    1. Chien v. Miami
    2. Pomeranz v. the Pirates, or
    3. NEITHER

    Tomorrow? I can pass and look for other options later in the week but the pickens are slim.

    Thanks!

    • Scott says:
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      @Carlos: Do you mean Chen v. Washington?

      • Carlos says:
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        @Scott:

        Yes. Duh. My bad. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom…

  132. Bob says:
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    10 team H2H Categories. Standard ADP Setup. Need help trying to make a roster decision. Team is below. have a DL spot open and need middle infield help. Would you drop Rodon and add Deon Travis to DL and add Trea Turner to bench in hopes he gets called up soon?

    C-Wieter
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Rendon
    SS-Correa
    3b-Franco
    OF-Marte
    OF-Heyward
    OF-Carlos Gomez
    OF-Piscotty
    OF-Nomar Mazara
    2b/ss-Schoop
    1b/3b-Moustakas
    Util-Prince Fielder
    Dl-Open

    P-Thor
    P-Jose Fernandez
    P-Strasburg
    P-Danny Salazar
    P-Garret Richards
    P-Aaron Sanchez
    P-Steven Matz
    P-Papelbon
    P-Hector Rondon
    Bench-Carlos Rodon
    Bench-Matt Moore
    Bench-Vince Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: So you would stay as is. No changes as of right now? Drop anyone else?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see any

  133. OaktownSteve says:
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    Prediction: Cingrani will be closing for the Reds before the end of April.

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Prediction: He will promptly blow his first opportunity.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Cram It:

        You never know with closers. Some guys get off on it. Some guys crack. They put him in there and he some how locks one down, maybe he comes out of the pen with the music and shit the next time and it builds on himself. Hard to say ahead of time and some of it can just be fate/luck.

        • Cram It says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Isn’t he their only left in the pen though?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be, lord knows Hoover and Jumbo have been awful

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: What about Stephenson? He seems like he’d be dominant out of the pen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too outside the box I’d guess

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: It’s strange because they have a lot of young starting pitching. Raisel, Finnegan, and Reed is solid and has some real upside. Maybe they see Stephenson and some combo of DeSclafani/Bailey/Lorenzean filling those back end of the rotation spots.

            The other option is Lorenzean heads back to the pen once he’s healthy. That’s another option.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz:

              They’ve also got John Lamb coming back soon.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cingrani is already in the pen, no reason to skip him from being the closer, at least before Stephenson

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Diaz was just optioned.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense, he looked like hot poo

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @OaktownSteve: They really don’t have a choice unless they call someone up.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I think it could be Straily when they get some starters back….If Hoover makes it that long. Otherwise Tony

        • Coolwhip

          Todd25 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I think our boy Straily/Cingrani ends up there eventually. Look at all the depth of SPs there is… right now its: Iglesias, Finnegan, Simon, Moscot, Straily… coming off DL: Bailey, Desclafani, Lamb, Lorenzen… then you throw in the callups: Stephenson, Reed… Straily for sure will go back to pen and might get his shot if Cingrani can’t control the BBs

          • knucks says:
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            @Todd25: Not all that important here but I did just see Reed go on the Minors DL with lacerated finger

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I really don’t think so. I think for him to be seriously considered he’d have to be pitching lights out(which he’s really not), otherwise I don’t see them messing with his current role.

  134. Dropping Dingleberries says:
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    Grey – great stuff. Can’t help myself!! Catcher question…Vogt or Ramos ROS?

    Thanks as always!

  135. PerteM says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great stuff as always! I was offered a trade and wanted to know what you think.

    I get: Charlie Balckmon, Betances, and Garrett Richards

    I give: Pence, Toney Watson, and Aaron Sanchez

    Its a holds league and my other outfielders are Marte, DeShields and Holliday… As you can see my outfield needs help. Do I go for it in hopes Blackmon will be back soon or is it too risky? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

  136. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    16 team keep 9 (5 hitters, 4 pitchers, has to be 2 RP, 2 SP, 2 OF, 1 each of 3 different hitting positions for last 3 spots). OPS, K’s, total bases added for hitters and QS, holds, losses, BB’s against for pitchers.
    C c.vasquez
    1B rizzo
    2B schoop
    SS bogey
    MI scooter
    CI moustakaas
    LF delino
    CF eaton
    RF stanton
    OF braun
    util carter
    BN suarez
    BN aoki (LF)
    BN hundley
    DL pollock
    SP iglesias, shark, walker, berrios, corbin, hammel, mchugh, keuchel (also max 10 starts per week, 8 moves per week)
    RP strop, dyson, kenley, diaz, lowe
    DL perkins
    drop aoki for either of mallex, taylor?

    2. drop c.vasquez for which/any of beef welington/grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor… Grandal

  137. Tom says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great article as always. I have a question. I could use some steals, but they are not overly critical, but I have some flexibility with my roster. Currently I have Rendon at 3B and Bryant in the OF. Should I drop Rendon, move Bryant to 3B and pick up Deshizzznit at OF? Keeper league 12 team. Probably wouldn’t keep Rendon or Delino next year unless they really produce this year. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me

  138. Scott says:
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    Adam Jones batting 3rd? Are the Orioles using a lineup from 2014?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  139. knucks says:
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    OTS you available for some insight?

    I realize that this was likely discussed and I’m sure we’ve answered something like it the past week or so, but this just became relevant for me now. So I haven’t been paying the best of attention. While he is not starting everyday at the moment…

    What kind of FAAB money would you be throwing out at Billy Burns who clears waivers tonight.

    $100 budget and I haven’t used anything yet. Not exactly hurting for steals, wouldn’t mind the free-ish extra asset though. Very competitive 12 team 5×5 roto, where I am surprised that the owner cut bait already. This is the first decent add available like this and the first year we’ve ever used FAAB. I understand it can be frustrating to wait for a Crisp injury and the A’s really shuffle up that lineup.

    Mazara went for about $40 the day he debuted
    Mallex went for something like $7

    Only saving my budget for a closer that appears at some point throughout the year, but who knows when that happens. Could potentially see trading steals for saves down the road instead.

    Any insight is appreciated. I currently have a $4 bid in on Burns right now. Should I up it?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @knucks:

      Is it a daily or weekly line up lock?

      • knucks says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Daily lineup lock. So he will basically be chilling as my only bench bat and get thrown in one of my two Util slots when he leads off and I’m feeling a SB. I have the roster spot at the moment. So I guess my question is more or less poking at how you feel about his chances at getting a decent amount of ABs by years end. And then yea, how much you would throw at him.

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: Love to use the spot to stream. But guys we add are not available to play until the following day. So streaming bats isn’t always easy. Like I just added Castellanos today to play instead of Frazier and Castellanos isn’t even in the lineup. So it was a waste of a batty call. Not a smart one in the first place vs. Yordana but that’s besides the point.

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: Grey you care to jump in at all? Guessing you’d stream?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @knucks:

          I’d put in 8 bucks on Burns. 30 steals guy good for trade bait, good for depth if you need the steals. At some point Coco gets hurt, Burns plays every day. Until then you can play match ups using daily. Like him less in weekly as he’s going to get 4-5 games played most weeks.

          • Knucks says:
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            @OaktownSteve: you da man, much appreciated

  140. Roger Podacter says:
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    Rodon’s Start had me all…

    http://digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/larrydavid2.gif

    I’m going to chalk this up to an anomaly and keep starting him – As for my h2h this week, I grabbed The Stripper for his stream against ATL to water down the WHIP.

    Thanks for another Great writeup Grey! (I think I have converted a friend – that doesn’t play in my league, ha – to the Razz!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… No problem

  141. letsgobravos says:
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    Obligatory look at my team post. Tried to do a yahoo pro roto league but apparently there isn’t much interest in roto there as they kept failing to fill up. Finally gave up and did a h2h instead. Drafted Sunday night. Tried not to let the first 2 weeks influence me too much, but snagged a couple of guys based on early results.

    C- Cervilli
    1B-AGon
    2b-Odor
    3b-Bryant
    SS-Correa
    OF-Marte
    OF- JD Martinez
    OF-Polanco
    Util-Pujols
    Util-Rajai
    Bench-Tyler White

    SPs-Salazar, Walker, Corbin, Madea (early results pick) Ventura, Aaron Sanchez, Hendricks, Nola, Cobb (DL)
    RPs – Osuna, McGee, Jeanmar Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like the team, Rajai is a batty call… Madea? Tyler Perry? You look a little weak on speed, but not bad

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Ha! I’m working on a screenplay for “Madea Anchors My Staff”: Starring Kenta Maeda.

        No SAGNOF love for Rajai? I knew I was light on speed so took him in the next to last round.

  142. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    10 team points league. Drop Domingo for Deshizz? Or Dickerson for Deshizz? Seems like there has been an awakening.

    Thanks for your work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  143. Byung Ho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Left Park?

      • @Grey: Totally agree with the Carlos Pena comp.

  144. PetFed says:
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    Trader offered to me: Greinke for JD Martinez?

    Should I keep JD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • knucks says:
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      @PetFed: YES!

  145. The JoGarza says:
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    Hola Grey,

    Park or Hazelbaker in an OBP league? Just looking for overall production

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Park

  146. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    For a points league if you had to choose 2: A Rod, melky, Werth, byung-ho who are you rolling with? -1 for strikeouts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Park, Arod

  147. Jim says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Hammel, Iwakuma, Santiago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  148. Tony says:
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    Grey This is my team in a 10 team h2h league please give me your analisis, and thanks for everything..

    Cerveli
    Rizzo
    Rendón
    Franco
    Correa
    J-up
    Fowler
    Jd martinez
    Betts
    Bn delino
    Bn beltré
    Bn castellanos

    Pitchers
    Salazar
    Rodon
    Matz
    Kennedy
    Conley
    Moore
    Jefress
    Casilla
    Dyson
    Cishek
    J. Wilson from detroit

    We also have holds as stat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good, Tony, balanced on hitting, and solid pitching… Your bullpen is a little scary, and Conley is a streamer

  149. Tom says:
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    Is this too much for a trade?

    I’d give McCutchen, Rendon, and Bogaerts

    I’d get JD Martinez and Mazara

    I would then pick up Delino to fill the Util spot currently occupied by Bogaerts. I would move Bryant from OF to 3rd to take over for Rendon.

    12 team keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  150. The Great Knoche says:
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    So in my hometown 10 team league my current BA is .233, I think its time that Mr. Fielder, Tulowitzki, Pujols, and Rizzo get above the Mendoza line this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  151. Dropkick330 says:
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    So in a pretty deep (12 teams, 28 player ESPN 5×5) keeper league, I was given a weird trade offer that has been weighing on my mind. The trade offer has been his Cueto for my Severino and Pineda. All three of those pitchers can be controlled for this team and next year for keeper purposes.

    My pitching presently consists of:

    Yu Darvish
    Danny Salazar
    Carlos Rodon (Outch last night)
    Michael Pineda
    Taijuan Walker

    David Robertson
    Jonathan Papelbon
    Kevin Jepsen
    Alex Colome
    JJ Hoover

    To fill the remaining roster spot I’m losing, there are guys like Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz in Free Agency, but nothing else of note I’d consider ownable.

    Would it be worth it to make the trade for Cueto despite his decreased velocity and issues last September for two guys in Severino and Pineda who should have decent years but pitch in the AL East?

    • Dropkick330 says:
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      @Dropkick330: Severino is in my pitching list as well. I somehow forgot him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  152. Brett says:
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    Who do you prefer dyson or mallex smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Brett:

      Dyson. Mallex isn’t ready to hit.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I think they are both good for an 8th inning SB and R about every 6th game.

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    Park, Lamb, Carter for my IF slot?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Park

  154. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    as a fellow Rodon and deGrom owner……sigh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mmhmm

  155. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Utility spot question.
    On hittertron Pedroia vs. Smyly is a 17.7 and Gattis @ Holland is a 6.7 so which would you start if you had to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  156. Wilsonian says:
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    As a Cubs fan, I’m happy to see that Maddon finally moved Zobrist to the 6th slot in the batting order. I like the guy, but he isn’t hitting shizz. And why would he be your #3 with guys like Bryant and Rizzo in the lineup (admittedly, neither is hitting a damn thing)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey, then between samardzija, leake, iwakuma, erasmo, ventura, kazmir and hendricks. Wich one is the best to replace conley?

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @Tony: Shark (who shouldn’t be a FA!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ventura

  157. Mustache Matt says:
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    Helllllo grey & your magnificent mustache!

    H2h pts/ weekly we start a RP mine is Hector Rodon; my Q is hold onto H-Rondon or drop him for someone that was recently dropped; Papelbon.

    Papelbon vs rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  158. Dryrun Buxton bats 9th for the lame assTwins this afternoon and overhypes his f’in way to another O-fer-4. He is an absolute Dry Run for his owners. Could never have expected this after every pundit said he was THE top/good prospect. No lube or nuthin’. Just violates our unsuspecting back doors without apology. Painful. Done with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  159. I didn’t mean to pile on with Rodon (I did.) His start was tough to watch (since I was dancing (standing) and jumping up and down (slightly bending my knees. ))

    Full disclosure: I will not be showing my face, nor eyebrows, when it takes Salazar 120 pitches to get through 4. Until such time, I’m fairly pleased with Salazar over Kluber (who went much earlier) and Thor over deGrom (by the way I just wanted to say that in this trying time for the deGroms, DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME! But, seriously, my thoughts and prayers have been consumed with alcohol consumption and home runs, respectively.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks for your sympathy!

      • @Grey: The site just finally reloaded for me, by the way…kidding…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  160. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Kyle Seager just hit the waiver wire in my 12 team league. Worth the number 1 waiver position? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  161. Matt says:
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    Which is a better deal, Cain/Sano for Stanton or Mookie/Sano for Stanton/Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side with Franco

  162. OTS, Yuenling is mostly hype these days, used to be much better before they started mass production, as someone who has lived in Pennsyltucky for zero amount of the days, I can definitively say, that I would like to hear definitely much less often, and see an increase in the run-on sentence, a comeback of sorts, if you will, which doesn’t necessarily remind me of, but does give myself the chance to get back to the original point of this comment, which is clearly to say that Kluber was drafted too early this year, and Russian River which is clearly one of the most over-hyped beers in the world, tastes like, or at least smells like, when a cat drinks cat piss, and then manages to squirt it into a bottle that will eventually be held by a douche who was willing to wait in a line for way too long…

    • Knucks says:
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      @Wake Up: Yins know what he’s talking about?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      The here is often about the now that isn’t there

  163. Bosox says:
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    Drop Corbin or Jeffress and stash Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  164. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Is Starling Marte enough to ask for Mazara, or do I need to offer marte and Conforto for Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Marte

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Would you give up Marte for Mazara

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You just asked this

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: not close in a redraft for sure, you gotta realize he might just go on back to AAA where he would be now when choo gets back.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: and how haven’t you fallen in a revine yet? or dropped the blender in the bath?

  165. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    A trade question for our 10 Team H2H Points League. I give Braun and Hamels and I get Kluber and Kinsler. My OFs would be Bautista, Springer, Delino, Belt, and Pederson, I don’t love Kinsler, but I can hang onto him if Rendon doesn’t work out. I am thinking the Kluber upgrade might offset it, assuming he rights this shite streak he is on. Your input is much appreciated.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

  166. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Neither are great options tonight and SON dislikes both- but which guy would you start tonight?

    Hayward vs J. Garcia
    or
    Grichuck vs. Hammel?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with Wake

  167. Wheezy says:
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    Over/Under on 20 home runs for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Under

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Still under? Damn that little guy is on fire.

    • @Wheezy: Under, but damn he looks good. I have him nowhere and wish that I did.

      • Wheezy says:
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        @Wake Up: Yeah he looks like a monster. I think hes gonna get to 20 this year. Just watched him hit another one tonight. On fire.

      • Wheezy says:
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        @Wake Up: Yeah he looks like a monster. I think hes gonna get to 20 this year. Just watched him hit another one tonight. On fire.

  168. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    dynasty with holds, relief appearances, k/9 and relief wins, farq or caminero (YEA!!) or quack or grimm? 20 teamer with 7 RP slots. surprising this many even decent options out there, lot of guys dropped lately.

    2. dynasty 16 teamer with OBP over average and net steals over steals and total bases added. drop hazelbaker (was a streamer) for saunders? use any bid money if so (might be better to keep streaming at least one of this and the jose ram (many backup positions with him). have hazelbaker and jose ram as my 2 stream spots.

    3. same dynasty as in 1, team is based around TEX players, i’m guessing a solid NO on trading my delino for cargo 2 (HOU)?

    4. NL only for saves only, hold jumbo (in minors likely short term) or grab quack/m.castro, recently dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Camerinero…sure, Saunders… 3. No 4. Quack

  169. Pineda right the ship vs the AAA’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, but I’m not feeling safe

      • @Grey: I think so, and I’m feeling safe enough for two…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let out the Belt!

          • @Grey: Don’t tell me you’re wearing the Skinny Mom Jeans?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re not Skinny

              • @Grey:

                *looks down*

                Is it still considered a camel toe if it’s yoga pants, but with balls?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  One in the same!

  170. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    5.
    12 teamer with saves only, early last week i blew through my 5 weekly adds to grab dyson at the height (thus far) of tollergate. then had to watch somebody else grab jeenmar the next day well after i would’ve had i had the adds. i have casilla/allen/osuna/dyson now. use one of last 4 for week on any of grilli (who i drafted but dropped after the first day when he got blown up and demoted)/giles/cedeno/soria/maurer.

  171. Good test to see where we’re at with Smyly tonight.

    I think it’s going to pay off for the Twins by next year, playing Sano and Buxton. Of course, in the mean time, it’s not really helping your FBB team.

    I think we might see Finnegan closing at some point.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Wake Up: malamoney thinks bundy is a better player to own, even in keepers. wow. this is over buxton, he might say even more so with sano, due to the K’s, he is referencing of course pts leagues.

      • @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: Great name!
        I’m not big on Buxton either. He hasn’t really had any success since 2013. Just saying that I like that the team is at least giving them a chance to play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan would need to implode then come back and look good in relief… Long road for Finnegan to get to closing

      • @Grey: Definitely not soon. Long term is what I meant. Plus, good SPing on the farm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  172. Just another manic Muesday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish it was Tuesday!

      • @Grey: That your ruse day?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “C’mon, Cougs, it’s my Muse day.”

  173. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey, I just traded for Blackmon in a 12 team Yahoo league with OBP and QS. How worried are you about his injury and where do you see him ROS? In general should I be looking trade him away when he gets back?

    Haha I would have asked you before I traded for him but a league mate offered him for Steve Matz straight up and I just automatically accepted without really thinking.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’ll be fine when he returns

  174. Bosox says:
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    Trade marte and Hanley for rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. Greg says:
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    1)Devon Travis……coming back soon. Would you rather have him or Schoop?
    2) ros, rank, segura, ahmed, villar, nunez, adrubal
    3) who finishes higher all counting stats Lamb or Franco?

    Good day to you sir. It’s a fine day in first place. …lol, here’s hoping with you Rodon outing an aberration. My cat Grey is misbehaving. Spring Fever? Judging by the nc-17 rating of your recent articles, I think you two are linked….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop…. Segura… Franco… Ha…

  176. The Great Knoche says:
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    Carrasco just dodges major injury….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How so? Missed it, what happened?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Stepped on Cano’s foot covering first on double play ball. Looked like twisted ankle, but look fine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @The Great Knoche: he finished inning 1-2-3

  177. Christian Herman says:
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    Was offered Chen for Sanchez in ESPN 12 team. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Carlos Sanchez

  178. The Black Adder says:
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    Head 2 Head league. I want to add Justin Wilson, Addison Russell, Joe Panik, Piscotty, and maybe Kole Calhoun and Mark Trumbo. I’ve got Norris, Pederson, Dickerson, Giles, Tolleson, Nola, and Conley I could consider dropping to make room. Would you pull the trigger on any of em?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo over Pederson

    • The Black Adder says:
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      @The Black Adder: Also have Rondon on my roster.

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @The Black Adder: No love for Wilson or Panik over any of those guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  179. Hello says:
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    Start Garcia and hammel (against each other) tonight? Roto h2h league we get 10 starts/week.. I already started pineda tonight. Guys like Salazar/kluber/walker/nola/nicasio on staffhe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  180. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was offered Arenado for my Velasquez and Frazier.. what do you think?

    12-team mixed h2h standard 5×5 categories:
    C: hundley
    1B: E5
    2B: schoop
    3B: Frazier
    OF: Harper, Starling Marte, Jupton
    Util: Domingo, Delino
    Bench: semien
    NA: Reed

    SP: Salazar, Joe Ross, Corbin, Nola, Velasquez, Erasmo, Matz, Rodon, Liriano, Severino
    RP: Krod, McGee, Rodney, jepsen
    DL: Darvish, Wheeler
    NA: Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  181. I am the Walrus says:
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    Start Archer tomorrow at Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, I am

  182. Rendon strikes me as a really nice Buy target right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I imagine he’ll have as much time as he needs to right himself, I just don’t think his power and speed upside are that high

      • @Grey: You could do a lot worse at MI with how cheap he likely can be had…

  183. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Matt adams tried to steal a base. 2nd base DOES look a lot like a yummy to-go box, in his defense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A stale marshmallow, yum

      • BigRedLatrine says:
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        @Grey: there’s probably a few dozen s’mores worth of stale marshmellow out there for the taking

        Matt adams is the man for the job

  184. J_Ceol says:
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    Would you run Kendall Graveman out there against dem Yankee Doodle Dandies @ New York? I’m about to drop Wade Miley for him, don’t wanna go back to back awful games out here after watching that Mariners disaster…

    Much love me hombre!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  185. Jimmy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Jaime Garcia or Matt Moore going forward? I’m a little leery of Garcia’s injury history. Is Moore on an innings limit this year?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Moore

  186. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i want to marry Bryce,will u be my best man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happily

  187. Wilsonian says:
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    Catcher question. Mea culpa…

    Ramos or McCann?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    I’ve only invested this heavily in Heyward once before. He was terrible that year too.
    #shittacos
    #stillearly

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @SteveNZ: Wait until the air heats up at Wrigley . He’ll be ok.

  189. Smyly passed with flying colors!

    Pineda back!

    #Someone’s gotta tell the Rays that just because LoMo is a two hole, doesn’t mean that’s where he should hit in the batting order!

  190. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    add cothem city over jumbo or wait for jumbo to come back, i have no idea why he was sent down any earlier than hoover was though. i’m taking for holds and maybe saves here.

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: promptly after me saying cingrani won’t close, he’s about to close this game against the rockies lol. Your might want to look there my good man.

      • BigRedLatrine says:
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        @BigRedLatrine: aaand they took him out after he got cargo out. What a fun bullpen.

        Cingrani was pissed.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: i know it’s short term just to have stephenson up for today, if it was just “sent down” this would be clear jumbo dump time everywhere.

  191. Muskysmell says:
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    Hayward has seriously been such utter garbage. I regret drafting his sorry a$$

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Muskysmell: remember, last year, it was around day 78-83 of the season (not games, but days overall in MLB) when heyward went crazy and was good for the rest of the year. i dropped him in my most important league literally at the worst possible time, and it was one of those days. my opp that week picked him up 2 days later from waivers and got like 8 total bases in the next 3 days. that is in a 12 teamer deep enough bench-wise to be a 14 teamer.

  192. muskysmell says:
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    I laugh at people who still roster and start Shane Greene…he is not even streamable people!
    He was never a top prospect so he doesn’t have the pedigree (an old one at that) and never put together one decent season to earn the long leash.

    I love seeing him on someone else’s team in my league though =D

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @muskysmell: soylent greene.

  193. FrankGrimes says:
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    Osuna Matata!

  194. I am the Walrus says:
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    Medlin is on waivers. Drop any of these to get him? E. Ramirez or Niese?

  195. Derrick says:
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    Looks like Cingrani replaced Hoover in the 9th tonight.

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      @Derrick:

      Nevermind, it looks like Bryan Price is just a moron.

  196. Fungazi says:
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    Me & Vinny V hate the regression fairies

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Fungazi:
      Hello Vinny meet earth…

  197. goodfold2 says:
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    12 team dynasty with deep benches, OPS, slugging, K’s, BB’s for hitters added, and QS, holds, OBPA for pitchers added. i’m seeing everybody dropping k.davis (LF only). H2H league.
    C mesoraco/d’arnaud (only one catcher league)
    1B E5
    2B pedroia
    SS andrus
    3B franco
    LF upton
    CF cain
    RF polanco
    util delino
    BN soler (LF now too), k.davis
    NA d.swanson/t.anderson/mcmahon/b.zimmer
    SP carrasco/arrieta/iglesias/carmart/richards/buchholz/kluber/Vince V/hendricks/cashner/bauer (SP only)/a.reyes (suspensions no longer count as “not active” since yahoo gonna yahoo)
    NA stephenson
    RP osuna/f-rod/o’day/strop/n.jones
    team is weak usually in homers, it’s why i’ve kept k.davis so long. could dump him for really bad 11th SP’ers, or backup at 2B (scooter), 3B (wright), 1B (duda/carter/bour), or more likely have the BN bat whenever a decent SP isn’t available.

  198. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, ramos or salty? trying to set it and forget it.

  199. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. are you dropping heaney if i dont have a dl spot for him?

  200. Derrick says:
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    Im dropping Hoover for Cingrani. Cingrani starts the 9th, K’s a guy, then Price brings in Hoover who gives up 2 runs and nearly blows it.

  201. SteveNZ says:
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    Look at Matt Albers being useful for the Holds crew.

  202. Nightpandas says:
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    Got that under the wire..

    Traded Vinny v and O Arcia for Blackmon ….15 team Obp keep 11

  203. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1 out, sacks packed c’mon Big Greg!

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Damn it. Never going to get out of the 6th spot that way.

  204. AllBurnedUp says:
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    Someone dropped Nola and Cashner in my 10 team 10 pitcher league. Are these guys streamers or worth while to pick up. I have streamers like Hughes on my team I could pick them up with.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @AllBurnedUp: Wouldn’t mess with Cashner. Nola over Hughes.