It seemed like a nothing move at the time. Just a transactional move that people would forget about within hours, if not minutes. Just ten days ago, the Nats announced they would be demoting Carter Kieboom. Then, before leaving town, Carter Kieboom watered down all the hand sanitizer. Now Patrick Corbin, Yan Gomes, Josh Bell, Brad Hand (ah HA!), Will Harris, Josh Harrison, Alex Avila, Jon Lester, Jordy Mercer and Kyle Schwarber are all on the IL, as the Nats recalled Luis Garcia and Kieboom. “Kieboom goes my flight to the minors!” That’s Carter Kieboom as he mixed a cocktail of Palmolive and Capri Sun into the hand sanitizer bottles. “These stupid straws!” That’s Kieboom struggling to get the juice out of the plastic-metal pouches. Wow, Kieboom is not being very stealth. So, it sucks if you had Hand, Schwarber, Corbin, Bell…Well, the guys there you might’ve had. Hopefully, they all return shortly. For all these moves, the only guy I grabbed in leagues was Tanner Rainey, who might now get saves, but Daniel Hudson is also there, so that’s a crapshoot too. “All these crapshoots and I should clean my hands…Hey, why does this soap smell like tropical punch?” Off to the side, snickering, “More like Crappy Sun!” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks. If he wasn’t going by the new name, Vax Scherzer, he might’ve needed to miss this start. Side effects: headache from opposing hitters taking you deep.

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. After the game, he found himself needing to explain why he’s hitting solo homers. Treat Urner, just tell them to wait for the book. Living Solo: The Trea Turner Story. Foreword by Harrison Ford.

Orlando Arcia – Traded to the Braves. He’s my favorite Orlando, but that’s not saying much. After the Braves fed Yolmer Sanchez to Panda, they will now toss him Arcia and hope that satiates his hunger. “He wants to eat Dansby.” “No, we can’t allow that, we’ll make a trade!” This is truly a puzzling move for both teams. My guess is the Brewers were just done waiting for something and are moving on, and the Braves were short on backup gloves. Arcia was optioned to the alternate site, so he’s not helping anyone right now. Going the other way was middle men, Weigel and Sobotka. Would’ve thought they pick him up on the wire.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Tildaddy says you can turn off the oldies station and put on that Top 40 crap!

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Okay, fine, 2nd round pick for too many of my teams, Freddie Freeman, I won’t give up on my teams after four games.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks. Smyly is the new Charlie Morton who is now the old Charlie Morton. *GIF of guy pointing to his head*

Ryan McMahon – 4-for-7, 4 RBIs and his 2nd, 3rd and 4th homers. Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten was sitting by his phone waiting to take a call from McMahon if he reached the four-homer milestone, but Whiten bought a SIM card for no reason. Whiten reigns supreme! If you’re having Siri read you that last sentence, you didn’t just stumble into 8chan.

Sam Hilliard – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. As he was rounding the bases, Bud Black came out of the dugout asking for Hilliard’s bat to be inspected for pine tar, not believing this guy he’s never heard of before could homer.

Chris Devenski – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save. Next up, Ginkel? Crichton? It’s a closercopia. Gotta grab the whole horn, and hope one of the apples isn’t rotten.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Hit the 10-day IL. I want to coddle you and say this is great news. Let’s have a bake-off and share your mammie’s muffin recipe with the world in celebration. The Padres say all he needs is rest and relaxation and rehab, uh, tation. Woo and hoo. Yeah, it’s not good. He takes one terrible swing and he’s going down again, or one bullet-train-throw to first. Maybe he comes back and he’s 70% of himself, which is 100% better than waiver options, but my guess is he returns, goes down again in a week or two after, and goes for surgery. We shall see. A further annoyance is Ha-Seong Kim will now get everyday playing time, and all the people who drafted him in deep leagues are being rewarded for bad process.

Dinelson Lamet – Threw a bullpen and “looked good.” Hey, serious question, did the Padres hire the Mets’ ex-trainers?

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.22 vs. Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks. This matchup was billed as Yu, Dirty Sanchez, and all people who look like James Cagney got in for half-off if they brought their moms. Any hoo! Aaron Sanchez is a Streamonator call, and Yu’s a must-start.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.50. But, guys and five girl readers, you have to draft a starter high. Don’t ya know? You can’t trust starters you draft around 130th overall on average. Sorry, this Alcantara start didn’t really happen. It’s a figment of your imagination.

Dylan Carlson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Not sure why, but as soon as the season started I became such a fan of Carlson. Day late, a Dylan short on teams.

Kevin Kiermaier – Hit the IL with a quad injury. Was he even playing? Meh, don’t bother answering. Manuel Margot (1-for-5, 2 RBIs) is the pick up if you need steals.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.75. Not sure why, but getting a top five starter year from Glasnow feels inevitable and also impossible.

Christian Vazquez – 1-for-4 and a slam (1) and legs (1). A catcher getting a slam and legs? Talk dirty to me, you sack of potatoes!

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Damn, my 2019 preseason MVP call ain’t looking so bad after all.

Freddy Peralta – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.00. I have a 12 in ERA in a lot of my leagues, and I haven’t gotten much of anything from my #1 starters. I say this as a brag I guess, but you really should be taking it as advice.

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I got a catcher scab and the only thing that’s gonna help is some itching!

Cody Bellinger – Tests showed no fractures or structural damage to his leg. Oddly enough, the tests did say he was pregnant. An IL stint hasn’t been ruled out yet. Think we need to continue our prayer hexagon.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5 and a slam (1) and double legs (1, 2). Mookie Best!

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .391. Wouldn’t a Max Muncy be Max Munciest? Hmm.

Edwin Rios – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. He’d be an All-Star if he were on the Pirates, but, alas, he’s not. Speaking of a Lassie…

Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.56. Bassitt’s starting like a bit of a dog, but I’d give him a bit more leash.

Trevor Rosenthal – Went to see Dr. Gregory Pearl, who gives all his lady friends beautiful necklaces. He might need thoracic outlet surgery, and Rosenthal’s gonna be done for the year. There’s only one guy who can stop this flood of bad news. It’s the Diekman.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. Albombso!

Dominic Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. What, and leave Kevin Pillar out of the lineup? That’s crazy!

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks. Strikeouts weren’t there, but very little hard contact. Just a bunch of dinkers up the middle to Lindor or McNeil. Dinkers to Lindors to Mets’ fans thinking they have a chance.

James Paxton – Left with elbow discomfort. Sigh. It was a good…decent…oft-injured but solid-when-healthy career.

Lucas Giolito – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.22. Being an animal rights activist and a drunk, I wonder if La Russa ever struggled with having the hair of the dog. What does that have to do with Giolito? Literally nothing, but you know him.

Luis Robert – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit 2nd. A bell captain counts trunks upon trunks, suitcases after suitcases, begins to put tags on each piece of luggage. “You don’t have any liquids in these right?” “Oh, no, those are all my hopes and dreams for Tatis and I’m sending them to Lou Bob.”

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd grand slam. That prorates to 54 grand slams and 216 RBIs. Pretty solid year!

Zack Collins – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Between Mercedes and Collins, is every defensive-challenged White Sox prospect hitting except Vaughn?

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and my overrated posts ain’t looking so good right about now, I will take a five-second nap and forget about it. *five seconds later* What’s everyone up to?

Carlos Correa – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, an opposite field bazinga off Raisel Iglesias. Carlos Correa: Professional 9th inning hitter.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.75. I briefly mention Bundy on the Donkey Teeth/BDon podcast I guested on, which should be up later today. He’s one of the few pitchers who made a noticeable improvement in 2020, and I’m completely invested.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. This is pretty awesome:

 

Bo Bichette – 2-for-4, and two solo homers (1, 2). Did they deaden the ball with juice?

Nate Lowe – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers (2, 3). 9-RBI Lowe is now up to 14 RBIs, and I will continue to monitor this until Juan Soto passes him, please don’t let it go until August. Also, could the Rays have actually gotten the weak side of a trade against the…Rangers? Any hoo! If he’s available in your league, sweet, N. Lowe should be on your team.

Nick Solak – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (1, 2). I know everything that happens in the five months of the preseason is thrown out within two games of the season, but I did write a Nick Solak sleeper.

Dane Dunning – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. Another guy I liked this preseason that I think most people ignored. Even with his last name sounding like a dramatic prairie dog sting. Shame on you.

Ian Kennedy – 1 IP, 0 ER and the 1st save. I guess Bush will be setting up Kennedy, like J. Edgar Hoover is managing the Rangers.

Tyler Naquin – 3-for-4, 7 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. Not gonna lie, I grabbed Naquin in one league a few days ago, then grabbed him in another league a day or two after, then dropped him in one of those leagues because I was like, “Have I lost my mind? I’m trying to fill in for Eloy…not get arrested for rosterbating.” Looks like I rosterbated too hard, and now I’m going blind with and without this hot schmotato.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. Reds jumped out to a huge early lead, and Miley cruised out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night’s stay at the W.

Phillip Evans – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and he pitched a scoreless inning. Geez, I don’t hear any Ohtani comparisons.

Casey Mize – 4 IP, 1 ER. He looked good in the box score for the 1st three innings, so what happened in the 4th? I turned on the game. My b. Streamonator hates his next start, and I wouldn’t mess with him.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer. After his home run, he told a few teammates where he was when he first heard Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-2 and his 3rd homer, as he came in as a pinch hitter. I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!

Aaron Judge – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Truly, I’d love to see Judge and Giancarlo stay healthy all year. It would be good for baseball, and I’m fine with not having them on any teams, but you think the sight of Tatis swinging and missing is gonna be scary when he returns, every single swing by Judge (and Giancarlo) looks like something is gonna break.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.46. Okay, but if that was Roger Clemens, he would’ve also named 13 kids with the letter K, so color me not impressed.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Short porches are for lefties in Yankee Stadium and Altuve on a car lot.

Rougned Odor – Traded to the Yanks. The Yankees got their Tie Domi. Finally, someone for the Yankee fans to scream, “This guy fawkin stinks” and really mean it.

 
  1. Yes says:
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    “They’re not saying boo, they’re saying boo-dor…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  2. Jerome Bishop says:
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    Would you drop Neris, Alex Reyes or Garrett for Diekman? Thank you Grey.

    • Tom says:
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      No and No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Tom

  3. Chuckie Miller says:
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    Grey — impressivous stuff

    Shaw looking like only playing time will hold him back. Who would have thunk it — besides you?

    Bassitt looks a little wag the dog out there. Thought this was the year he took a leap forward.

    ‘Chuckie Miller coming with fire since April 2021!’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Take it easy on me, Chuckie Miller!

  4. Fister Furbush says:
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    I know it’s early, but are you ready to give up on Hiura and start Brandon Lowe instead ROS?

    • Coconut Willie says:
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      Grey said ney about drafting KH

    • NUX says:
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      Yea make the switch. If BLowe is available to you, then Hiura could still be on the wire to turn back to later. Or at least something else decent. I can’t get rid of Hiura in dynasty right now. No one even really wants to lob a lowball offer or waste time discussing him. He looks lost.

      • The Itch

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        Having the same reality, NUX.

        Sad days for the Hiura holders.

        • The Itch

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          It’s like you can hear them chuckling at you before you even send the offer.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I wouldn’t let the first week of the season dictate any drastic moves. Hiura can fully rebound and plays in a great park. Give it a little longer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked Lowe in the preseason (5 games ago) more than Hiura

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Good take on all the White Sox no-position hitters raking except Vaughn!

    I raise you an all the Rockies “sleepers” hitting bombs except the highest drafted one with the least valuable position eligibility, Cron!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  6. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!

    Beautiful report!!!

    a. Had a dilemma yesterday in one league. Between Alonso (1B), Chapman (CI), Walsh and N. Lowe, sit one. Was thinking Chapman against CK might get lucky. I sat Lowe of course, but I blame it on Rios! Amiright? At least I still have Lowe in that league. In the other league where I have him, there was no dilemma.

    b. I must admit I was doubly shocked by the Odor signing news. Firstly because I thought the Rangers cut him, meaning putting him out to the curb. Secondly because NYY actually thinks he won’t be odorific.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 7, 2021

    Groucho: ‘Here it is, Cocoanut Manor. 42 hours from Times Square by railroad. 1,600 miles as the crow flies, 1,800 as the horseflies. There you are, Cocoanut Manor, glorifying the American sewer and the Florida sucker. Why, it’s the most exclusive residential district in Florida. Nobody lives there and the climate, ask me about the climate, I dare you.’

    Mary Eaton (as Polly Porter): ‘- Very well, how…’

    Groucho: ‘I’m glad you brought it up. Our motto is, Cocoanut Beach, no snow, no ice and no business.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 7, 2021

    ‘I’ve always been able to hear and read what I say before I say it. That’s why I’m a good quote. Or a good interview. If I say something that’s uncomfortable for someone’s ears, it’s going to be the truth; I just happen to voice it. But it’s the truth. It’s not my opinion.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B. I guess he cleared waivers? I’m not sure, tbh, I wasn’t following

      C. Ha!

      D. Nice

  7. LOLmets says:
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    yeah im with you on bassitt, about to hit the free agent pool and start streaming that rotation spot. his next start on the road.

    thats the thing with judge, you cant ignore his upside. i know u dont like him for health but y did you have him projected for such a low batting avg? he hits when healthy. hes a career .273 hitter over 1500 at bats. think you had him down for like .250, stop being so disrespectful to the judge! ALL RISE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup, true

  8. LOLmets says:
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    forgot to mention alec bohm. man he stinks. all he does is make shitty contact or no contact. girardi had him hitting 2nd yesterday for some reason, i expect hes dropped down to below didi tonight where he should. need to find a way to replace him but man the 3b options are not pretty.

    • ShowMaedaMoney says:
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      Be patient with Bohm. He might just need to get his timing right. I’ll give him another week to show some sign of improvement.

    • Cram It says:
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      Way too early hot take!

      • Tom says:
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        Agree with Cram, that seems like a really premature call.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      It’s a really bad idea to drop the core of your team after one week. You should just be turning over the last few picks or RP that lost their role at this point.

    • NUX says:
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      Are you on droogs sir? We are less than a week into the season.

      • LOLmets says:
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        im calling it right now, alec bohm is booty.

        • NUX says:
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          Most of your comments are “booty”, my dude ;) But please keep ’em coming. I enjoy them

        • Cram It says:
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          Woooo that was a sh*tty swing on that 440 foot homerun.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been less than a week

  9. Bas says:
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    My NL-only team: Schwaber, Bell, Corbin, Arcia. Not a good day for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  10. tigres says:
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    Sad face emoji for Paxton. Not on my team this year but was anchor to Tigres championship rotation a few years back – loved watching him pitch when he was 100%. Vaughn got his first MLB hit last night, so here’s to hoping he gets on board the Mercedes train.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t know, just speculating, but I’d guess it’s end of the road

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey razzballers,
    Thoughts on Starting Jesus Luzardo v The Los Angles Dodgers of Los Angles tonight.
    cheers

    • Yes says:
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      Come on man, you never go jesus vs angels

      For reals, don’t do it let him have a good outing first

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m not starting anyone but a stud against the Dodgers right now.

      • Powdered Toast Man says:
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        Yeah- I’m w you. Montas taught me that.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I’m a risk-taker. I play all my SP (except at Coors in most cases) and hope for the best unless it’s late in the matchup and I can afford to sit them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Thanks Grey and other’s

        JKJ, like the aggressive style. I’ll think on it, see what my early day SPs do first

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            UPDATE: did not start Luzardo, lucky me. He is gonna wear out his C, he is all over the place smh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  12. George says:
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    The sooner Tatis can come back, the sooner I can trade his $1 contract in my keeper league. Only have him until the end of 2022. If I package him with Paddack (same contract), is asking for Giolito (same contract) a fair price?

    • Grey

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      For one more year of Tatis? You shouldn’t have to include Paddack

      • George says:
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        Thanks. So a one for one? Contracts are same price and length. I’m worried about reiniury like you and feel that he’ll be back on the IL. Then again I never trust the health of pitchers haha. I’m also nervous about half of my pitchers too and Paddack is one of them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tatis over Giolito next year, but if you’re trying to win this year, go for it

  13. Blurp says:
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    What’s going on with Triston McKenzie? Is he in the starting rotation for cleveland or not? He’s burning up bench space if he’s just going to be a middle reliever.

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      He wasn’t expected to make a start at least until April 13th due to Indians schedule. He might not be a true “starter”, I think theyre considering using an opener with him sometimes also. He won’t get a ton of innings this year I dont think.

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        Got it. Would he still be worth holding as a 6-7 starter in a Yahoo roto 12 team (using SV+H and added QS)? Or would you drop for someone else who’s getting more innings, or a ratios/K person like Kopech? Thanks

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          I’d hold for at least a few weeks and see what role is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

    • Mike says:
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      5th starter which they haven’t needed yet, but they are going to monitor his innings very closely, so he may have more innings than an “opener” but probably not much more. Likely to get paired with Cal Quantrill.

  14. William Hung says:
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    Damn Matt Chapman must think it’s still Spring Training

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  15. Cable says:
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    sitting here sipping my Black Rifle Coffee contemplating should I pickup Nate Lowe and drop/trade Carlos Santana ( not the smooth guy ) or sit tight……H/H Points 12 Team League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lowe

  16. Cable says:
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    BTW…Odor had two choices …the NYY OR MMA

    He chose wisely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  17. Coconut Willie says:
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    Sitting on and hurting with:
    Olson
    Story
    Biggio
    Bellinger
    Conforto
    Edman

    Can you help a rookie FBB guy out. Do I drop Tapia for Lowe?

    • JKJ

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      The name I like the least of all of those is Edman’s tbh. I’m a Cards man, love my real-life Edman, but I can do without him on my fantasy squads. You don’t want to get rid of a lead-off guy with great speed, especially one with decent pop who plays half the time at Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  18. Human Greyth Hormones says:
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    I’ve got Mondesi and Tatis on the same team, Grey. Why? Why do boring things happen to exciting baseball players? Now I’ve got Kiner-Falefa at SS, and I’m sad! I’m sad, Grey! I’m sad and I’m bored by my team.

    PS. I didn’t draft a pitcher until 70th overall, and even though SS stands for Sad Sad, I’m killing it in pitching, thanks to your industry-topping pitcher rankings! Thank you for spending a bunch of your time thinking about this stuff and making your think-babies available for me to swoop in and win my leagues without having to earn it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem, it’ll get better for you!

  19. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Never doubted Solak for a second! Is it weird that a two-steal game makes me irrationally more aroused than double dongs? (Wait)

    How in are you on McMahon? Say, him vs. Nate Lowe? More importantly, how excited are you for Bud Black deciding that now is the perfect time to move him back into a platoon with Fuentes? Should I just commit to speaking in questions all day?

    Have a good one, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same!

      I think I’m going McMahon just bc of his home field…But on road, prolly lean Lowe

  20. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 Team h2h league.
    Are you (I) starting:

    Gausman @ SD?
    Yarborough @ BOS?

    THANKYOU!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Gausman

  21. Patrick says:
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    Drop Jordan Romano for Jake Diekman in a 10 team head to head?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  22. UkraineGameToYou says:
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    Got an interesting trade proposal in a 15 team 5×5 OBP keep forever league (DEEP prospects) that I’m struggling with.

    I get: Alec Bohm, Kristian Robinson, Orelvis Martinez

    I give up: Lance Lynn, Starling Marte (I have little chance of finishing top half this year)

    I countered with Nolan Gorman instead of Orelvis, but even if the guy rejects this and stays pat… is it worth it to get Bohm and two pretty good lottery tickets especially when Lynn and Marte are in the twilight, or should I be requesting more?

    • NUX says:
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      If you have basically given up for 2021 and are essentially playing for 2022 already, then I don’t hate getting Bohm like this. But I would hit up the Itch if I were you. He has that prospect knowledge that you’d need with the Orelvis, Gorman, KRob part of this question. I’m interested to see what Grey says though.

      Marte will be 33 in October, so your right to say he is headed towards a diminish in value. Lynn will be 34 in a few days, but he seems like the type that could pitch at this level we have recently seen for a few more years. As of right now, a 2:1 deal of Lynn + Marte for Bohm is about $27 vs $14 according to Rudy’s Trade tool. I think Marte takes a dip in that value for 2022 and beyond, while we expect Bohm’s to tick up slightly. If you like K-Rob’s chances, I think its a fairly even deal. And would lean towards taking it if your goal is to get younger today.

    • JKJ

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      I’m with Nux on this one, but I don’t have deep prospect knowledge either. Itch is def the guy to hit up. But an aging SP + OF for Bohm alone seems decent enough to me. Doing a quick cursory look-see on both of those guys’ scouting grades, they look like good dynasty stashes.

    • Grey

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      Works for me

    • UkraineGameToYou says:
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      Cheers guys!

      I ultimately pulled the trigger and got Bohm, Gorman, and Robinson for Lynn and Marte.

      I feel a lot better with his cause Gorman is at least a bit more of a sure thing that Martinez who screams Robert Pauson a lot, who I’ve already got stashed, don’t need both of them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  23. BAC says:
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    5×5 11 team OBP

    Drop JD Davis for Naquin or Baddoo?
    Skubal or Trevor Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      Rogers

  24. Turd Wendell says:
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    Got offered Canning for Austin Riley. 12 tM/ dynasty/ qs is a category/ my rotation is pretty weak. Riley’s a bench piece.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  25. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey – greetings from the Jersey shore

    Question 1 – drop Andres Gimenez or D Solano for Solak?
    Question 2 – cut any of these iffy closers: Holland, Bass, Soto, Valdez, McGee or Barnes for either Diekman or Ian Kennedy ?

    Thanks buddy
    Murph

    • NUX says:
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      Drop Solano for Solak

      Go get both Diekman and Kennedy… drop Valdez, Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  26. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Two questions.
    1. Do you assue Kyle Lewis will be activated within the next few days?

    2. Assuming you concur with Lewis activation schedule, I’ll probably be cutting an outfielder tonight. Drop Dozier or O’Neil?

    • William Hung says:
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      I believe the Mariners said the earliest Lewis would be activated is around the 15th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until he’s activated

  27. Steve D. says:
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    Wander Franco worth stashing in a 12 team, roto 5×5 redraft? I had scooped him up after my draft, since Villar was my starting shortstop, but I’m hearing the Rays may keep him down an extended period of time.

    • NUX says:
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      We have no idea, I wouldn’t bank on an early Wander call up, though we would all love to see that. a 12 Team redraft 5×5 is likely deep enough where there is plenty of stuff on the wire that you should be grabbing for your SS slot. Villar isn’t gonna play much right now. And Wander isn’t playing at all. I wouldn’t plan to just take zeroes or hope for random Villar SBs while you wait on Wander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think assumption is Sept. callup

  28. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Here’s hoping Stroman’s worst case is 2020 Wheeler (Good ratios, not as many Ks as you’d want), I’ll happily take that!

    Also – how much FAAB would drop to lock up Merryweather? Would love to pair him with my Diaz since my other guys are Kennedy/Holland + he really seems like a top 5 closer if he goes all year. 15% FAAB? 20? 25? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

      15%

  29. eballs says:
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    Drop Sano for Nate Lowe in a points league?

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I would. Especially if there are negative points for Ks. But even without that, I’d do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  30. ozarktri says:
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    Lots of love, Gray and Razzball team. I’ve been reading/subscribing to this shizz for a decade most mornings, and I wouldn’t want to start my workday any other way.

    • ozarktri says:
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      Geeze, way to look like a poser and spell Grey wrong then….. ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  31. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    One of these won’t start for me — which one.
    Thur – ERod vs Balt (Natt Harvey)
    Thur – Taijon vs Mia (TBD)
    Sat – Skubal vs Cle (Civale)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod

  32. Tyler says:
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    Gray! Where do you see Nate Lowe in your 1b ranks? I KNOW it’s early but would you rather have him than Olsen? Is he a comp for Olsen with better average? Better Utility than Olsen, Chapman or Mercedes? Need pop and Average.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Unless he fixes his K%, that average be coming down soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I’d want Olson

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Sometimes I wonder if people are just straight up trollin’ you with these questions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • Tyler says:
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          Unfortunately ( fortunately?) not trolling. Just sitting in the basement of my league. Have Tatis, Springer, K Lewis, Olsen, Bellinger, sonny gray. Trying to make any and all moves to “stay ahead” of my team tanking while everyone else pulls away in all categories.

  33. Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay... Prettay Good says:
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    Grey,

    Please take a victory lap (6 days into the season, but still). I was radicalized by your Fatwa and spent almost nothing on pitchers. Here is my staff in a 14 team mixed 5×5:

    Sonny Gray
    Kevin Gausman
    Nate Eovaldi
    John Means
    Zach Plesac
    Jordan Montgomory
    Freddy Peralta
    Dane Dunning
    Luke Weaver (sat in his Coors start, I’m not a maniac)
    Aroldis Chapman
    Hector Neris

    Here is my team’s stats so far:
    47 IP
    54K
    0.96 ERA
    0.81 WHIP
    4 Wins
    1 SV (not much to brag about there)

    Thank you for keeping me from spending $46 on Jacob DeGrom

    Now, as for my offense, all that cash I threw at it has not paid off so far, unfortunately. I’m getting worried. How crazy would it be to deal Keston Hiura at this point, for someone like Brandon Lowe or Nick Solak? Too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice — not crazy, I’d take B. Lowe

  34. Gary Z says:
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    Hey Grey!

    So I’ve lost both FTJ & Belli. I do have Edman that could fill SS or RF.

    SS available: Kiner-Falefa, Adames, Kim
    RF available: Naquin, Eaton, Franchy

    1)Where do I slide Edman & which guy should I pick up?

    2) For Belli, FA CF’s are Dahl, Hampson, Senzel, Mullins…which would you choose?

    3) Buster or Narvaez ROS?

    Thanks for the help, injuries suck!

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      1) Hate to say it, but I’d take Eaton of those and slot Edman at SS for now.

      2) Beli should be back very soon. The fill in doesn’t really matter…guess I’d lean Mullins for his hot start.

      3) Narvaez

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks JKJ!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Edman is best
      2. Mullins
      3. Omar

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. bigbear says:
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    PSA: The 2021 bigbear fantasy All-Star game is being moved to Antarctica!

    12 team H2H… this team is riddled with OFer IL and DTDs
    Who’s the drop for Laureano? A Vaughn (not Greg), Mancini, Pederson, Tapia.

    Different league – 12 team Roto
    How hard are we FAABing (95 out of 100 left) McMahon? Other 2B options on my team are India, Moore, Kike (the drop).

    • Rebar says:
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      yeah, but the kids knew all the minecraft characters. even 10 yr old’s have priorities.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc — $6

  36. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    My man Christian Pache showing some power with a noisy foul. Maybe if he hadn’t paused, he might have gotten away with the home run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I got excited for a second

  37. Tommy Gavin says:
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    I should win my 12 team (6keepers per team) league with this lineup correct
    C Murphy
    1b rizzo
    2b muncy/solak
    3b moncada
    Ss bregman (thank u yahoo)
    Of trout
    Of acuna
    Of buxton
    Util castellanos
    Bench India/Hoskins/stassi

    Sp Bieber
    Sp ryu
    Sp woodruff
    Sp d may
    Sp taillon
    Sp Montgomery
    Sp Corbin
    Rp Hicks
    Rp green
    Rp Romano
    Rp e Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In theory, yeah

  38. bigbear says:
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    I’m coaching my 10 y/o little league team this year. Last night was our first practice. I was running the hitting tee station. I would set them up with a tee and watch them take a few hacks. Then I would ask them if I could video tape their swings (to rate them with the other coaches) in case they were the next Mike Trout. 1 out of 13 kids knew who Mike Trout was (my kid)! Dads (and 5 Moms) we need to do better!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, not good

  39. Lucky Dog says:
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    Do you like Duane Dunning more than any of Skubal, Davies, or Flexen?

    Or are these all the same person wearing different styles of Groucho nose & glasses?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re not close

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Wait – you mean you like Dunning over all of them? Or none of them?

        I have all but Dunning – should I kick any of them to the curb to add him? If so which would you drop?

  40. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Are Pomeranz and E. Pagan worth holding for spec. saves? Only guys available are Wittgren, Yimi Garcia , Tanner Scott, or Alvarado on the off-chance Neris can’t hold down the job. Any of these guys ticking your fancy for future saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have the best guys for possible saves, but none of them are guys I’m holding for just saves

  41. Natsochist says:
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    Lowe or Hosmer in a 5×5 league? My other owners are apparently asleep at the wheel so far. Abreu starting at 1B and only the UTIL slot as another spot to place either of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe who? Nate? Hosmer

  42. Bernie says:
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    Someone offered me Bellinger for Tatis straight up right now. After reading about a million Tatis takes on his injury, I’m… tempted to accept. What do you fellas think?

    • Bernie says:
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      Should add: It’s a keeper league with no keeping penalties.

      • NUX says:
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        Lol yes, that helps to get you your best answer. Interested to see what Grey says. Good luck!

    • NUX says:
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      Redraft? I’d take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take Cody

  43. Perfect Game says:
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    Nate Lowe or Lourdes for the year? Lowe’s 30% K rate makes me hesitant.

    Love Alcantara. Took a chance on him.

    • Perfect Game says:
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      Nate Lowe’s K% is actually 36% and same as last year. This is unsustainable. It’s like Joey Gallo getting hot for a time and the average craters.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Lourdes > Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  44. mushi says:
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    Hi grey, trade bellinger for lou bob in a 5×5 h2h 20 team keeper(keep forever)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  45. Green Monstahh says:
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    Hey Grey! The dreaded injury bug struck my squad tatis jr on 10 day IL & I’m honestly worried about tatis ROS. Ke’bryan Hayes also hit the IL.

    It’s a 10 team H2h pts weekly lock league.

    My bats

    C : contreas (DH/C)

    1b : Vladimir Guerrero jr (1b/DH)

    2b : Ozzie Albies

    SS: Fernando Tatis jr

    IF : Xander Bogaerts (next week when this matchup unlocks he’s my new SS)

    3B: Yoan Moncada

    OF: Bryce Harper (DH/ OF)
    OF: Charlie Blackmon
    OF: Austin meadows
    OF: Victor Robles

    DH: JD Martinez

    Utility: Ohtani (DH/SP)
    Utility: Ke’bryan Hayes

    Bench : verdugo, Alec bohm, Andrew Vaughn , Justin turner (DH/3b), benintendi, Bobby Dalbec , profar (of/2b), wander Franco

    Available bats: Nate Lowe 1b, Michael Taylor , Joey Wendell (2b/3b/ss), Adam Eaton , Jonathan India , dahl, Tyler O’Neil , jazz Chisholm jr, isiah Kiner-falefa (3b/SS)

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe and IKF over Benintendi and Dalbec

  46. primetime says:
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    Grey, closer question.

    Drop Jordan Hicks for Alex Reyes?

    • NUX says:
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      Yes, Reyes is their closer right now. So at least until we see Hicks get a Save, make the switch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  47. Jason Murray says:
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    Thoughts on Manaea? His first start was bad and he gets Houston again this weekend (and SON hates the start). I can’t decide whether to chance it or drop him for Ponce de Leon vs. MIL or DeSclafani vs. COL (both of which SON prefers this weekend). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold, but if you can stream rest of the year, bc those guys are one start guys

  48. BoDuke says:
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    Grey, 12 Team 6×6 OPS Redraft….

    Drop J. Polanco for any of these avail FA?

    M Taylor
    India
    Solano
    Isbel
    Chisholm
    Dahl
    T. O’Neil
    Cordero
    Naylor
    Rojas
    Kiriloff

    Thank you as always for all your insight!

    Bo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…I like Polanco

      • BoDuke says:
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        Ok, I’ll hold tight..I drafted him based on your preseason vibes like you said.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re just vibin!

  49. G says:
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    Hey Grey…Thoughts on Cedric Mullins moving forward? My league counts AVG and OBP. My outfield is my biggest weakness with my options for 3 OF spots including Happ, Hicks, Nimmo, Tapia, Leodys Taveras, Renfroe. I have Grisham coming off IL and waiting for Kelenic call up, but in the meantime playing the hot hand with these others. I have an open spot to add Mullins now, but will have to drop one of these other guys if I want to activate Grisham this week which is expected. Adding Mullins would be my last available pickup for the week also since we are capped at 6.

    So question is, thoughts on Mullins over any of the OF options I have or stick with what I got and save my final add for an end of the weak stream like Pineda if necessary? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mullins over Leody

  50. brett says:
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    11 team league. Daily roster moves, waivers 2x a week. 6×6 with ops and holds the extra categories. My roster is:

    Hitters: McCann, Alonso, Lux, Lindor, Machado, Vlad, Baez, Acuna, Bellinger, Roberts, Senzel, Bryan Reynolds, Bohm IL: Tatis and Kyle Lewis

    Pitchers: Bieber, Lynn, Luzardo, Means, Mahle, Civale, May, Pagan, Alex Reyes, Bass, Garrett, Merryweather.

    With Tatis hitting the IL would you recommend picking up a pitcher to play with our daily moves or would you grab an extra bat to stash and possibly trade?

    Pitchers options: Rodon, Rogers (miami)

    Hitter options: India, Walsh (India 2b/3b eligibility I can plug in for any player besides OF/C, while I need Walsh to get 9 more starts at OF otherwise I can only play when Bohm, Vlad Manny or Alonso sit)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need…An extra SP is always preferable than a bat on your bench — Rogers

  51. The Great Knoche says:
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    We can’t let him eat Dansby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think that’s how everyone feels about this

  52. spottieottie says:
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    ESPN H2H Points league (K’s -1, TB +1, BB +1):

    I’ve got Cron & Votto taking up my CI and Util slots

    N.Lowe and Walsh are on the wire.

    Thanks, Fantasy Master Lothario

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I’ve half a mind to say Lowe + Walsh beats Cron + Votto…but Pujols being around kinda screws Walsh. I’d cut Votto for Lowe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both over those guys

      • hondo says:
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        You’re saying Nate Lowe over Cron?

  53. OaktownSteve says:
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    Can someone let Ozzie Albies know it’s baseball season please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will be pinging him!

      • The great Knoche says:
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        Please ping Trea “Willy Mays Hayes” Turner know he’s supposed to be hitting them on the ground and legging them out. Not hitting long balls

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  54. Trickrey says:
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    Too early to swap out Sano for N. Lowe in a 10 tm league? 5×5 OBP

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Nah, in 10-team there’s margin for error. Take the hot hand right now. Sano has so much pop, but I’m not sure he’s ever gonna put it all together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Sano

  55. pizza5788 says:
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    Would you drop Bassit for Carlos Rodon or give just wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  56. toolshed says:
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    Would you start luzardo against LAD today in a roto format? I don’t like asking this question, but since we have an innings limit and my ratios were hurt by Castillo and luzardo already, I don’t want to make that hole I have to crawl out of any bigger. I also don’t want to miss a good start. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  57. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey, 5×5 category 10 Team keeper league.

    Would you drop Austin Hayes (or hold) for Naquin, Isbel, H. Dozier or O’Neill?

    Who’s the grab in 8 Team 5×5 category league for saves ROS…currently have Diego Castillo (other RP is Hendriks) but Neris, Montero, Rogers, Melancon, McGhee, Romano and Merryweather are all available?

    Thanks for your time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill, depends on needs

      Merryweather

      • Bigdadyb58 says:
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        Sorry Grey, ESPN has Merryweather listed as a SP/RP…would have to drop another SP for him. Who’s the next choice?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Montero

          • Bigdadyb58 says:
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            Thank you Sir

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  58. Always Be Closing says:
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    Melancon or Pomeranz in a S+H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Ever notice how similar Pom and Porn look in phone size Razz font?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is only time they will be confused

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

  59. toolshed says:
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    Suarez is off today. I know some pitchers have a personal catcher. Maybe Castillo is starting a new thing…having a personal SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        My thoughts exactly

        • William Hung says:
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          But if that’s true, EVERY Reds pitcher would not want Suarez at SS…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, the conundrum

            • toolshed says:
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              Castillo is hurt more. He gets ground balls. 60% gb rate

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah

                • swaggerjackers says:
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                  We just need him to stick at SS long enough for India to get 2B eligibility and proof that he’s an everyday player!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yup

                  • William Hung says:
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                    India just got it today

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice

    • hondo says:
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      He didn’t look too happy about Suarez in his first start.Can’t blame him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  60. Regan Sayer says:
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    Tuned in the 9th to watch Devenski try and get the save. There was a heavy pal of impending doom radiating from the TV. First up Cron, goes 0-3 nibbling on the corners with his 89 mph weak sauce ball then comes back with his circle of death change up, that’s what people call it apparently. It’s pretty nasty. Strikes him out. Next up Ryan McMahon, who had only gone yard in his 3 previous ABs. This isn’t going to end well i thought to myself. But lo and behold, the circle of death prevails! I was feeling pretty good at this point thinking he’s got this in the bag, just have to get Hilliard out, when boom, he left his change high in the zone and Hilliard absolutely crushed my hopes for a save. I ended up watching the whole crazy 14inning game cause my Ms were gettting killed and Pax blew out his elbow and we can’t have nice things. Tapia, Hampson, Story, Blackmon and Cron, the 1-5 hitters, all players I own in multiple leagues combined to go 2-31. What a shit show! Coors thin air doesn’t play when it’s 30 degrees.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watched too…Ginkel’s likely closer

  61. aintlifegrand says:
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    Good morning Gray,

    Hoping Tatis hits a couple jacks in that week or two before another dislocation to allow me to unload him for any value at all, but devastatingly this looks like a lost season for one of the most fun players in baseball.

    A few questions in the early going:

    1)How would you rank these wire MI replacement options (top 3): 10 tm OBP
    India, Solak, DeJong, Fletcher, Gimenez, Kim

    2) How would you order these OF options:
    Santander, Carlson, Mullens

    3) Closer carousel- which two look like they have the most juice right now?:
    Karinchak, Bard, Diekman, Kennedy

    4) and last, what do you think about these options after the first week: QS league
    Eflin, Kikuchi, Trevor Rogers, Heaney, Matz or use this slot for streaming.

    Thanks again for all the great advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. DeJong
      2. Carlson
      3. Bard, Diekman
      4. Eflin

  62. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Start or sit Brandon Woodruff vs Cubs on the road? thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        glad i did that. has perfect game thru 5. I just lost Caleb to the bullpen. I am going to drop him. Who should i pick up:

        Jakob Junis
        Johnny Cueto
        Chris Flexen
        Trevor Williams

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      Have you watched the Cubs this year (I rarely miss a game)? I’d start my 12 year old daughter against them right now.

  63. William Hung says:
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    We need to turn the prayer triangle into an octagon for Cody Bellinger. I think prayer triangle is still appropriate for Matt Olson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • William Hung says:
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        W1 overreaction/venting: my strategy of inserting Madrigal into my lineup for AVG & SBs with no Ks has worked from his perspective; however, only 4 HRs from Olson, Bellinger, Chapman, Story, Alvarez, Moore, Betts, and Tim Anderson so far. Injuries haven’t helped, but these guys gotta know I’m playing against a “rival” in H2H, so lets gooooooo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yes!

          • William Hung says:
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            I heard on the latest pod that you are all in on Vlad Jr. – this was something I was debating during my draft as well – and I chose Tim Anderson over him just cause I always prioritize power/speed. But it was something I really struggled over until the last second

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hope Vlad finally breaks out, feels due to be that 30+ HR, .300+ guy

        • William Hung says:
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          Timmy A on the IL – earliest activation is next week around when Kyle Lewis is scheduled to come back… now hopefully Bellinger and Olson avoids the same fate. On the plus side of things, hopefully this means I’m getting all my injury bad luck out of the way for the season

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup hopefully

            • William Hung says:
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              Besides injuries, it looks like the Dodgers are resting their guys early this season – Betts getting rested again after only playing 3 games after being rested after 2 games to start the year. I know innings were going to be low, but you think this is going to be a common theme through the season with teams resting their regulars more often?

              • William Hung says:
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                nvm – update on Betts is that he has a stiff back… the injuries are just ridiculous at this point for me. Everyday another player gets hurt

  64. brett says:
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    Pick one SP….

    Bassitt, Means, Matz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Means

      • hondo says:
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        Starting him against NYY today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  65. Steve says:
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    Would you start Means today? Streamonator doesn’t love it but it didn’t like his last one, either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  66. B the Esq. says:
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    Thoughts on Andres Giminez?

    Grey, you were relatively high on his potential in CLE, but he has stumbled out of the gate.

    Is he droppable if there is legit talent on the wire in a relatively shallow league? Was thinking he might get steals, and be cheap as a rookie keeper next year.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold for now

  67. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Starting Means today?

    Means @ NYY Taillon – (-10.6)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  68. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey grey, pts league 12 team. Nate lowe over fletcher, franmil reyes, madrigal, vaughn?

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      Irrespective of of position

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher

  69. CP says:
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    NL only need to drop one of Hilliard, Naquin, and Avisail Garcia

    Also, you like Philip Evans over any of these guys? Hitting cleanup today (I know for PIT) you think he sticks when Hayes comes back?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

      Nah on Evans

  70. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
    Webb home vs Col
    Cease home vs KC
    Civale home vs Det
    Skubel at Clev
    Rogers at Mets
    Desclafanius home vs Col
    Smyly home vs Philly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, DeSclafani, Civale

  71. NUX says:
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    The Treat transformation from 2020 continues (or is complete?.) More or same amt of power than speed with this guy going forward I guess… wild stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, surprising still

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      **treasformation ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  72. Thundershoe says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    Made a trade: My Pab-Lo and Devin Williams for Biggio. How’d I do? I’m heavy on pitching with Bieber, Giolito, Castillo, Luzardo at the top of my rotation and am weak with 2B/3B. 14-team points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Thanks! Post-trade, need to make some roster moves:

        A. Who gets booted off the ship first from the following: J. Rojas, Naylor, J. Polanco, India, Vaughn?

        B. Which reliever would you prefer from the following: Clase, Ginkel, Graveman?

        C. No C

        D. I know they’re streamers, but which pitcher do you like among: Matz, Dunning, Morejon?

        • Thundershoe says:
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          For B. Add Bednar in there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rojas

          Ginkel

          Dunning

          • Thundershoe says:
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            Ah, I actually also have Springer potentially coming off the IL soon – who’s the second guy to get kicked out? Naylor, J. Polanco, India, Vaughn

            Ugh, as I type this, I read that Springer has a tight quad so may not be coming off the IL as soon as hoped.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Springer just reinjured himself

              • Thundershoe says:
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                Yep, sucks. In that case, not dropping another guy but would you swap out Naylor, J. Polanco, or Vaughn for Baddoo?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Naylor

  73. NUX says:
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    Naquin done did it again, w0w!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I should’ve held him in all my leagues

  74. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    2 run shot for Treat today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  75. Gweilo says:
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    I have four relievers/closers and need to trade/drop one. Which? I want to keep the three with the best possibilities.

    Richard Rodriguez
    Montero
    Neris
    Merryweather

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richard Rodriguez odd man out

  76. Lucky Dog says:
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    My dude – you confused me earlier…..should I drop one of Skubal, Davies or Flexen for Dunning?

    If so, in what order would you drop them?

    Sorry to ask twice, but I just had surgery & my meds are making me dumber than normal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flexen, Davies

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Thank you good sir. And my groin hernia that is now repaired thanks you. And the Oxy they put me on thanks you. Shiiiit, my gummies are stronger than these weak sauce 5 mg Oxy.

        They aren’t numbing the pain of Fried’s 1st inning at all.

        Tildaddy is helping though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s great! Hope you feel better!

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            It’s not too bad, really. I’ve been nursing this hernia 14 months since all elective surgery was cancelled. They got me in Monday & I’ve only just started to feel it today – I’m shocked it doesn’t feel worse, considering the glued together 7″ incision & gigantic purple bruising. Can’t work markets for a few weeks, but fortunately my web orders are still coming.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              TMI..Haha, yikes!

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                “groin” never sounds as sexy as it should

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  77. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Wtf do we do with hiura in a 16tm keeper? i kept him for $9 and cant even trade him. Hell be platooning or demoted by may. I feel like I’d be better off dropping him at this point move ian happ to 2b and grabbing a guy like edwin rios to rotate in and out of utility on days he plays. Currently in 2nd and I’ve gotten zero from 2b, and 3b(moncada) I hated keeping hiura but felt like hed out perform $9. On the wire. -j.rojas, m.dubon, leurys Garcia, or freddy galvis best options with 2b elig. What would g.albright do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ride it out for now, or trade him

  78. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Cut one when Hand recovers: Dieker; Richard Rodriguez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dick-Rod

  79. omar says:
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    Really want to pry Kelenic from his owner and trying to consolidate some talent.

    10 team 6×5 (standard + OPS) weekly H2H. Keep 3 for 1 year.

    Give: Stanton, Pablo Lopez, Romano
    Get: Kelenic, Gallen

    Current OF: Yelich, Stanton, Yordan, Buxton, and can slot Bellinger or Lourdes there if I need to. Belli can play 1st, but also have Hosmer, Vlad, and Bohm who are eligible. Lourdes can play 2nd, but also have Gleyber.

    Love Pablo, but I don’t foresee too many wins or an abundance of Ks. Rest of my rotation is Fried, Urias, May, Civale, and Trevor Rogers. I would pick up Diekman to replace Romano.

    Kelenic wouldn’t be a 2022 keeper with the roster that I have, but Stanton probably wouldn’t either. I could use some speed, and with my big bats, Stanton seems “expendable”. I’d don’t want to lose that “potential” production, especially in an OPS league, I just feel like my day-to-day bench is too good (Bohm, Gleyber/Lourdes, Hosmer).Thoughts? Am I giving too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • omar says:
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        Just for clarification… nah meaning “don’t do it”? Or nah meaning “nah, not giving too much”. Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t do it

  80. Lucky Dog says:
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    Better COVID fill-in/bench bat, Naquin or DeJong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  81. Chin Music says:
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    Redraft points lge. Kiner falafel or gimenez @SS?? Thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      IKF

  82. 200 Proof says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Brilliant and hilarious as always.

    Now looks like Springer may miss more time. I have Hunter Dozier filling in for him but Tyler Naquin is playing out of his mind and homered again today.
    So.. worth picking Naquin up and dropping Dozier as a band-aid while I wait for Springer?

    Thanks for l’assistance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah go for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And thanks!

  83. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Grey send Blackmon get Tatis… 10 team OPS roto league which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  84. Keith says:
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    Bassit, Skubal, Dunning or Adzolay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  85. Rhody says:
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    Ginkel or Anderson as speculative CL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ginkel

  86. 162 says:
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    Need some speed.

    Is offering Bryce Harper for Trea Turner a low ball offer or fair?

    Would I need to add another player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why someone would do that

      • 162 says:
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        Not sure why someone would trade Trea for Harper or offer Harper for Trea?

        Wanted to know if it’s fair or low ball so I don’t insult the owner.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure why anyone would take Harper for Trea

  87. William Hung says:
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    So Jake Lamb makes more sense at #2 than Madrigal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not at all

  88. Bells says:
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    IKF or Solak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak

  89. toolshed says:
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    My daily baddoo update. Triple and rbi so far but even better an outfield assist, throwing out Simmons at 2nd base. I am rooting for this guy. He is not hitting 9th today too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, up to 7

  90. Latrell says:
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    India, Giminez or Solak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andres

  91. Latrell says:
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    India or Solak

  92. Lower the Jolly Roger says:
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    12 team dynasty roto… Was offered Blackmon & Waters for Dansby … I don’t love Waters tbh.. he has Brennen Davis, Chisholm, Groshans , N Marte… would any of those move the needle to accept? Or just move on … Thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, move on

  93. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Based on today’s game score for the Braves, tomorrow you can add “Vax Fried.” Side effects: groin pain from several people were hitting your b*lls hard with wooden bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  94. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    India, France, Moran or Kolten at 2nd? H2H 6×6 league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  95. stevie says:
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    Who is your drop among these”closers”?
    Kevin Ginkel
    Taylor Rogers
    Nick Wittgren
    Appreciate all your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wittgren

  96. OaktownSteve says:
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    Will Smith in to pitch the 7th. Everybody is a closer AND nobody is a closer.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      I find myself wanting to say Chazz Jisholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a mess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well the 7th is the 9th

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        7 inning game. Holy cow! Psych!

        Since I sat out last year, this is very odd and new to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha it’s odd to all of us

  97. OaktownSteve says:
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    Ok so the Will Smith thing was a false alarm. Let’s try this one: Amir Garrett in for th 9th in an 11-0 game. You KNOW they want Sean Doolittle to close. Won’t have to pay up for saves with one of their younger guys in arb.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Ka with a big side of ‘zaam!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re right about Doolittle

  98. Labes says:
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    Bassitt or Canning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  99. Tbone says:
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    Kershaw for Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    You ready to trust Freddy Peralta to not destroy your whip? I’d have to drop either Means, Eflin or Eovaldi to pick him up, so have you moved him above those guys in your ranks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Wittgren on to close…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Oops. Meant to be a new comment.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

  101. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team category h2h with QS and SVHLD

    pitching staff

    SP Lynn, Glasnow, Alcantara, P Lopez, Kluber, Smyly, Skubal
    RP K Jansen, Pomeranz, Garrit
    IL Carrasco

    drop anyone for D German?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skubal

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: apologies in advance for the C question, but who do you like between C Kelly, O Navarez, D Jansen and W Ramos?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Omar

  103. SteveNZ says:
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    Jinxed Shaw real good. Already stranded five guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I made him a batty call today too

      • SteveNZ says:
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        My team is hitting .176 for the week. That is, since opening day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about same as mine…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            On the bright side, Ryu went ok today and Eovaldi could turn out to be a real bargain.

            Bt nervous about Means though…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Almost like a…sleeper

              • SteveNZ says:
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                I knew there was a word for it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  104. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    @Grey

    Hahn brought in in 6th and got knocked around. Holland brought in in the 8th and got knocked around. Who are you holding for KC save speculation? I currently only Hahn and Holland. Barlow and Staumont are available.

    • Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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      Barlow came in in the 7th fwiw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  105. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    One roster spot…
    Dunning, Naquin, Evans, Miley, Bruce, and Odor are all available.

    Best bet to produce?

    I could use some OF help and could ALWAYS use pitching…QS, K, ERA, Whip…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you ask Odor? Haha

      Depends on needs, try Naquin

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

        It is SOOOO early in the season and my OF already looks like it’s got names that I made up.

        The Tildaddy and Dylan Moore I knew I wanted…Akil Baddoo? Nope. Tommy Edman? Nice swiss army knife player but not a 5×5 OF. Tyler Naquin? bwahaha…

        C’mon, Taylor Trammell! Reach your potential now…as for you two, Austin Hays, and Eloy! Get healthy!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  106. Jeff says:
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    Take two! Sorry about that….

    Saves+Holds points league but a closer just gives more consistent points…

    Who would you role the dice with out of Clase, Wittgren, Mike Myers, Devenski, or Minter?

    Also need another bat.. is Mercedes real or would Dhal or Arraez be better long term?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wittgren

      Mercedes

  107. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I picked up Wittgren on an abandoned team with no closers I took over!! Combine that with the Alvarado pickup (which I made because Oaktown said he had him everywhere), I now have 2 saves!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  108. Brett says:
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    6×6 daily moves with holds and ops. 11 teams.

    Pitchers: Bieber, Lynn, Luzardo, Means, Mahle, Civale, May, Pagan, Alex Reyes, Bass, Garrett, Merryweather.

    Picking up a pitcher but could stash India to try to deal him if I cut may. You think India is worth stashing over having a holds guy like may?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  109. Rhodyballer says:
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    Riley or India

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  110. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team category SV+HLD and OBP

    1) Hold Garrit or drop for: Valdez, Soto, Alvarado, Kennedy, Bass, Devinski

    2) SS replacement for Tatis: Adames, Wendle, M Rojas, A Rosario, Newman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold
      2. None… Rojas

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        yeah..trying to swing a trade. ugh

  111. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Saves + Holds, who’s a better pick? Wittgren or Ian Kennedy?

    • Harper Better Than Trout says:
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      Or Clase

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Clase

  112. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you consider dropping Sano or Kepler for J.Bell and/or Verdugo? I have Hosmer at 1B and my OF is stacked so they would both be mainly UTIL/bench bats in a H2H league.

    Also, I have no idea what to do with my bullpen. Such a guessing game at the start of the year. Honestly kind of wished that I had punted the position altogether. Unless you get one of the top 5, youre screwed. Right now I have KARINCHAK, ROMERO, T.ROGERS and NERIS. I know that its a long season, and I really do think that Romero gets more of the saves out of that Jays pen this year. Karinchak? No idea with him. I dont mind rostering a D.Williams style reliever for ratio help but if he keeps walking so many guys, it may not be worth it. Rogers hasnt even gotten a look as of yet. I think that he has the better skillset than Colome but that means jack squat when it comes to saves. Somehow Neris is the only one getting it done.
    Available FAs
    G.Soto
    I.Kennedy
    L.Sims
    E.Clase

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo is above Kepler

      • dubjay says:
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        Im sure that you are sick of these questions, but would you swap out any of my RP for any of the available RPs? I actually have an open slot as well now that Mr Glass(Paxton)is on the IL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have a Romero? JC Romero?

          • dubjay says:
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            Romano. My bad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You can lose him

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Caesar.

            • dubjay says:
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              How about good ol’ Ricky Romero from the same Blue Jays?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

                • dubjay says:
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                  I grabbed Kennedy with my empty slot. God help me

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

  113. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    12 teamer saves only (one of only 2 leagues i’m in like this, usually holds in shape or form)

    have kimbrel, karinchak, t.rogers (MIN, the good one) and fairbanks. now i’m up to 3 guys who are the best RP on their own team not closing. drop i guess fairbanks for wittgren or one of: soto, mayers? in holds leagues you never have to drop the best pitcher for saves only guy (well if holds and saves sold separately you might, but it’s not often, holding the best pitcher just in these cases means you get more holds and ratios are better in doing it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wittgren

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        similar, but 20 teamer and holds added. and 7 RP per team max. have: pressly, montero, clase, romo, bass (j.urias till right now in 7th RP slot, with paxton out can add to get 7), added graveman right now (montero handcuff and 8th inning guy), also e.paredes. HOU’s bullpen is hard to read so far, j.smith probably played himself out of the 8th lately, rosterresource moved him out, paredes back to 8th (and likely pressly handcuff).

        – somebody dropped t.scott (a clear add over somebody here). drop romo or graveman? romo hasn’t been consistently good in years but does have periods of being good and gets holds/saves where ever he is. but SEA just probably doesn’t get many holds anyway.

  114. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – was offered Urshela for my Andrew Vaughn keeper (keepable for $6) in a weekly roto league. Feels like I’d be getting the same guy with none of the upside…do you agree?

    Thanks!

    • The Harrow says:
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      do not trade vaughn for urshela, even if he’s (1) here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Urshela prolly better, but no upside

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And only marginally better

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          Exactly. If you could work it for, say, Matt chapman or zach Gallen (both for ok prices, though it would definitely be a 2021 focused move), i assume that would be worth it to you?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

  115. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when your pitcher goes well except for getting burned by on a homer by a scrub? Asking for Blake Snell.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Scrub Drub. “Snell was excellent until Ruff scrub drubbed him.” It’s a sister to pitch slapped.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Call him Scrub Daddy

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        You guys made me Howl for a solid minute. We’re all such nerds. Lol. Scrub Drub, Scrub Daddy, what a bunch of yutz’ lol. I love you all!! What’s cuter about this entire back and forth is your sentence OaktownSteve and your picture!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, no, there should be tho

  116. Let’s Play Two says:
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    JD Martinez or Kyle Tucker this season?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      JDM gonna be really good I think. If you really need some bags, Tucker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, but hard to say, and don’t love either

  117. Licketty Splits says:
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    Grab Kennedy for Saves but need to drop Morejon, Karinchak, Webb or Straw
    My other “closers” are Diekman & Neris so Kennedy is desperately needed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morejon

  118. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hicks was about to get a save opp, but then Carlson hit a grand slam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ugh

  119. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Long time no talk. Hope the Cougs, Ted, and yourself are doing well.

    Didn’t have a chance to draft live in my 12-team keeper league, but did have a couple days in civilization to look and adjust rankings beforehand. Need to do some work with my hitting as I ended up with Hiura (waiting on India to get 2B eligibility:) and Eloy, but wanted to ask you about my pitching situation.

    Starters are Bauer, Darvish, Bundy, Bassitt, Eovaldi, Allen, Cease, Singer, and Gray. Closers are Karinchak, Rich-Rod, and Reyes.

    What are your thoughts on the pitching staff as is, AND are the options of Williams, Houser, Widener, or Dunning better than who I’m currently rostering?

    xoxo

    Poop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey good to see you Poop! I’d go Dunning over Cease

  120. Rick Brown says:
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    Scrub Dub is excellent!!
    RICK

  121. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    trying to trade some pitching for hitting in a keeper points league

    which of these hitters would you target: Alonso, B Lowe, Happ, Mountcastle, Edman, Walsh, K Hayes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  122. Crazy J says:
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    Yarrrr… bro…

    I feel like I’m too deep into the pitching pool.

    • Crazy J says:
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      Should I be patient on Luzardo or go shopping? I don’t like those WHIP numbers at all.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Patient

  123. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    I have to dump 1 of these guys. Who is it gonna be
    Taylor Trammel or
    Tyler O’Neil

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      If OBP matters, than Trammel. If not, O’Neill.

      • alps says:
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        thanks Pal
        You think Naquin is better than either of those 2

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          Samesies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trammell

  124. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    Need a starter tomorrow with lots of Ks and willing to throw caution to the wind.
    Tyler Anderson vs CHC
    Jake Arrieta @PIT
    Ross Stripling vs LAA
    Matt Harvey vs BOS

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Not going to get a “starter with lots of Ks” out of that group, but throw Anderson or Arrieta out there. The Cubs and Pirates both stink.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        PIT another level of stink compared to CUBS (esp without hayes), but yeah all year it’ll be stream city against those 2. i nabbed miley effectively everywhere yesterday (since PIT).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Santander!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  126. Licketty Splits says:
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    In a 12 team 5X5 with weekly lineups Currently scuffing with only 1 bench bat & JD Davis, Winker, Bellinger all dinged to some degree & Devers (not too concerned) & Gimenez (a bit worried) stinking it up.
    There is some goodness on the waiver wire: Senzel, Madigral, Hicks, & Clutch as well as Montas & Reyes (I have 4 pretty solid RP in Pressly, Raisel, McGee & Amir)
    A couple of FA would be Naquin or Matz
    Potential Drops: Paxton, Hill, Morejon, Alzolay, Cease, Webb, or Valdez ( sort of want to hang on for more clarity) Solid enough staff with Maeda, Gausman, Gray ,Means, & Rodon (fingers crossed)
    Hoping all or most of the injured are ready to go by Monday but…
    Who is droppable? What priority should my waiver wire be? Either FA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel, Madrigal, Hicks, Clutch…pax, Hill, Morejon, Adbert…that order

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        Thanks for the advice …sorry my questions are usually complicated & wordy
        Have a good evening!!

  127. fleeced says:
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    I’m currently rostering Garver at catcher. Should I continue holding? Or pick one of the following:

    Molina, Severino, Ramos, Kelly, Kirk, Alfaro?

  128. SteveNZ says:
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    Do we trust Johnny C at home to the Rocks to the tune of $21 like the SON does?

    • The Harrow says:
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      he’s a great deep league stream (or really at 21 any league stream, unless you have like some super large lead in h2h leagues where you don’t need it)

  129. William Hung says:
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    Means just getting BABIP’d to death and couldn’t complete 5 innings

    • The Harrow says:
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      looked like long at bats and weak contact BABIP’d like you said. honestly i gambled crazy hard to play him at all (and did in all leagues i have him, which is a LOT).

  130. JC says:
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    In a 12 teamer, h2h league, team listed below, would you:

    1. Trade away Burnes for Yordan?
    2. Trade away Soroka for C Vasquez?
    3. Best of Garver, S Kelley, Navarrez, Severino, C Kelly or you can pass on dumb catcher questions lol
    4. Would you drop Peralta or Dahl to fill that catcher position?

    C – open
    CI – Freeman, Abreu, Chapman
    MI – Trea, Polanco, Albies
    OF – Springer, Kepler, Winker, Pham, Robles
    Util: Peralta, Dahl or DeJong
    SP – Burnes, Stras, Gausman, Plesac, Eovaldi, Greinke,
    IL – Soroka
    Holds, Saves league: D Castillo, Gallegos, Pom, C Valdez

  131. Steve says:
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    I have Verlander in a keeper and don’t think it makes sense to hold on to him. Is a swap for Greinke fair?

    If I can get Gausman are you jumping at that chance too?

    Do you have any very preliminary thoughts in the Grey crystal ball on where Verlander might be ranked among pitchers next year assuming he moves forward on schedule with recovery?

    Thank you!

  132. ThE sHiT says:
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    Ketel pulled up lame running out a grounder, hammy probably, didnt look good

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      Unbelievable

      Overall/Pos./Player
      3 SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
      18 CF Cody Bellinger
      23 LF Eloy Jimenez
      38 3B Rafael Devers
      43 P Brandon Woodruff
      58 RF Charlie Blackmon
      63 UT Yordan Alvarez
      78 P Hyun Jin Ryu
      83 UT Ketel Marte

  133. hal_incandenza says:
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    Going the other way was middle men, Weigel and Sobotka. Would’ve thought they pick him up on the wire.

    I hope his back is doing alright! My friend Steve adores him.

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