Since the Jays were calling up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. today, the Nationals and Angels thought it was a good idea to drop their own sizzle in low-key fashion like wearing an Elmo doll at the Met Gala.  If Carter Kieboom is Barbara Hershey to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s Bette Midler, then who is Luis Rengifo?  That jerk husband of Barbara Hershey’s who held her back all of those years?  Bette’s giant Marmaduke?  Is it embarrassing that I know Beaches by heart?  Not at all!  According to Prospect Mike, Carter Kieboom’s outlook is, “Kieboom is a plus-hit/plus-power shortstop who split time between High-A and Double-A in 2018. His numbers dipped in the more advanced league, but he still hit .260 with five homers.  15-20 homers is a realistic power ceiling and he won’t sell out for it, meaning a decent average as well.  I’ve also become a decent dart-thrower practicing on a picture of Grey.”  What the eff, my dude?  Carter doesn’t have great speed, which is a bit of a bummer since that always translates, but he could hit for power and average as a middle infidel.  Hopefully, this means the end of days for Brian Dozier.  Remember, this is the team that promoted and played Juan Soto last year.  Mean’s while, the Angels called up Luis Rengifo.  Doesn’t his last name look like an acronym of an obscenity on social media?  “You really think Killary would’ve been better?  RENGIFO, grandma!”  The biggest question for me with Rengifo is Brad Assmunch.  Does he even know what he has?  I highly doubt it.  Watch him play La Stella over Rengifo.  Here’s what Prospect Mike said, “Rengifo can hit from both sides and he can basically play anywhere on the field. There’s also just enough power to make him really interesting if he sticks in the middle infield. He’ll probably get written off as a super-utility player, but he has a disciplined approach (75 walks, 75 strikeouts across three levels). Oh, and he swiped 41 bags this year to go along with seven homers and a .299 batting average. I know you’re not supposed to scout stat lines…but damn, that’s almost as sexy as the thought of Grey being run over by a car.”  C’mon!  Rengifo and Kieboom’s projections are both at the Prospectonator.  They’re, hmm, how do I put this?  Interesting.  Surprised to see Rengifo ranked above Kieboom for projections.  Think I’d go the other way with them, but they are slightly different, based on needs.  I do know I needs me some upside and added them in multiple leagues.  ALL ABOARD THE UPSIDE TRAIN!  Chugga-chugga Shin-Soo Choo!  Chugga-chugga Shin-Soo Choo!  Chugga-chugga Shin-Soo Choo!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.37, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I want to say on the record I did not follow Susan into the gender neutral bathroom on purpose, or into her stall.”

Kenley Jansen – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA up to 3.55, and a home run allowed to Albert Almora Jr. (his 1st).  Jansen still got the save but when you’re giving up ding-dongs to Albora Malorda Jr., well…No pitchers are good this year, not even relievers.

Ross Stripling – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.65.  Maybe it’s me misremembering it, but it seems like an epidemic of 4 2/3 IP starts where the pitcher just needs one more out to get the win.  Wait a sec, maybe a side effect of the epidemic is the misremembering!  And you people make fun of me for wearing an aluminum-foiled hat.  Who’s laughing now?  Seriously, who?  I can’t hear you I have tinfoil in my ears too.

Jean Segura – On track to return from the IL on Saturday.  Or as it’s known in my house, “The one day Cougs sees me.”

Aaron Nola – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.68 vs. Caleb Smith – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.17.  Interestingly enough (not interesting at all), Smith looked much better than Nola in this game.  First, he was facing actual major league hitters.  Second, Nola wasn’t fooling anyone.  Bunch of hard-hit balls and previously mentioned terrible hitters swinging wildly at balls nowhere near the plate — side note:  Are we sure this Brinson thing is ever going to happen?  Third, there is no third.

Sean Rodriguez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer as he appeared on his 31st MLB team (he once played for the Pilots before they were the Brewers).  The Phils’ stacked lineup has lost Kingery, The Oft-Blighty Quinn and, well, somehow Aaron Altherr has a job again.  Let’s take this to a new blurb, shall we?

Aaron Altherr – 0-for-2 as he has a starting job again, or at least I’m told by Previous Blurb Grey.  Thanks, PBG!  Altherr’s going back to the bench once ODB returns, if not sooner, but I could see an NL-Only cheap bid.

Hector Neris – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.18.  Seranthony Hopkins, would you like some fava beans and a save chance?

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .259.  “It feels wrong to throw him out of this Cessna while flying over the Greek Isles, even if he’s from here–Wait!  Castellanos just moved!  He’s alive!”  Honestly, this comes just in time because people were starting to ask to drop him, and my keyboard shortcut “It’s April” was wearing out.

Jordan Zimmermann – Left yesterday’s start with right elbow discomfort.  That might account for his poor pitching this year.  What led him to pitching poorly for the last five years is still to be determined.

Michael Chavis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  I’ve been telling you to pick him up, and I’ll say it again in this afternoon’s Buy column.  The one thing I can’t answer you, what you’re waiting for?

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0-for-3, hitting .147.  The news out of Boston is louder than other places and I get sucked in by it too.  Any narratives that JBJ is somehow a better hitter this year than he was last year should be ignored always.  No matter the year.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .306.  He’s a 20/20/.310 guy, so when people are complaining about him, I don’t get it.  With a home run or a steal in the next week, he’s exactly on pace for exactly what he does every year.  This is what you signed up for.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.234567890123.  Okay, he has a 1.23 ERA, probably.  If you have a time machine, do you go back and tell your younger self to buy Apple stock or ignore Castillo’s horrendous Spring Training?  You can only choose one.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Dah!  I dropped him to pick up Kieboom.  Oh well, Kieboom’s going to be Scooter Gennett circa 2018, so we good.

Jake Bauers – 1-for-2 and his 3rd homer.  This came in a game started by Trevor Bauer (8 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (6 BBs), 3 Ks).  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time two Bauers did something in a game since Jake Bauer took on his Iranian doppelgänger, Gilgamesh Bauer, in a game of horseshoes/hand grenades in the 8th season of 24.

George Springer – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Not to careen out into a wall, taking a turn too fast on a victory lap, but Springer’s on pace for like 45 homers.  At least someone’s shoulder appears fine.  I’m farting in your general direction, Kris Bryant!

Christian Walker – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .341.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, as he was in last week’s and the week before that, when he was the featured buy.  Way to stay on top of things, guys and five girl readers.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Stunned — stunned, I tell ya! — by his season thus far, and his numbers show only signs of his ERA getting better.  I guess some pitchers can just throw 86 MPH and make it work for them.  Just not guys I target.  Or tar-jay, for the housewives reading along.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.06.  Someone mentioned in the comments the other day this and then I repeated it on the podcast this week, and now I’m saying it for a third time without taking the time to go back and see who said it, but they said, “Pirates’ pitching coach, Ray Searage, makes average pitchers great and great pitchers average.”  And that’s me quoting the person who I’m quoting who I don’t remember!  So true.  Searage elevates the mundane and wet blankets the fantastic.  Thank you, (person who I made) Anonymous (through sheer laziness)!

Cole Tucker – 2-for-4 as he hit leadoff.  Surprised to see him hit leadoff, the Pirates also have…Nope, they have no one else worth hitting leadoff!  Don’t worry, ***nt Hurdle will mess it up.

Taylor Hearn – 1/3 IP, 4 ER as he got his 1st start.  Taylor Hearn is okay, but I prefer Pork Roll.

Tim Beckham – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .304.  I’ve owned him in a 12-team mixed league since the Japan series, for what it’s Werth, and it should be Werth something since you’re reading this shizz.

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  He’s good, yadda3.  But how about the Mariners?  Next winter, every team is going to “rebuild.”  The only underwhelming player on the entire team is Mallex Smith, and that’s still a plus because it got that scrub Zunino off the team.

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. He has seven times more homers than Kris Bryant.  Hahahahaha–Kill me.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, but hitting .187 on an undercover cop.  So, maybe hot schmotato, but Kole is no diamond in the rough.

David Fletcher – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs, hitting .301.  Move him to the leadoff slot, you imbeciles!

Trevor Cahill – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.93.  Hard to start him anywhere, but the Streamonator loves his next start, and I could see it.  By the by, video below is of Rudy naming his tools — think we should start calling him, Dr. Rudy Doofenshmirtz:

Tyler Wade – 1-for-3, 1 run and two steals (4, 5).  Also stealing bags was DJ LeMahieu (2-for-5, 1 RBI, 1st steal) and Mike Tauchmann (0-for-4, 1st steal) off Cahill/Lucroy.  Worst flavor of sparkling water since Coconut.

Gio Urshela – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  If you had Gio Urshela down for 200+ ABs this year with the Yanks, you’re a witch and you put a hex on the Yanks.  By the by, the Angels are still worse than them!

Clint Frazier – Hit the IL with a sprained ankle.  “Now starting for the New York Yankees…in right field…Mell Hall.  Oh, this could get awkward during meet and greets with fans.”

Cameron Maybin – Traded to the Yankees.  Traded from where?  Retirement?  How many Yankees does it take to screw in a light bulb?  Three to sprain an ankle, five to hurt their oblique, one to plantar fascia their fasciitis, four to do some shizz to their shoulders and one Cameron Maybin.

  1. Stumanji! says:
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    Technically, all taylor ham is pork roll, but not all pork roll is taylor ham. Neither of them are scrapple.

    Anybody not from Philly or Jersey has no idea what’s going on.

    • Tom says:
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      Whatever happened to chicken roll?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      JERSEY!!

    • Rabbit says:
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      Dammit, you beat me to the bunch with a pork roll-to-scrapple themed comment. Hope you’re happy. (You probably are. I would be.)

    • Cram It says:
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      I vomit in my mouth at the word Scrapple, and I projectile vomit from the taste of it. People love that sh*t here in Maryland.

      • bigbear says:
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        True! My in-laws (from MD) love scrapple. They’ll go to a restaurant for breakfast and get scrapple instead of sausage or bacon. Thankfully my wife hates it. Seems like there is no middle ground.

      • Stumanji! says:
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        Scrapple is disgusting in theory but delicious in my face. And now we’re enemies, Cram.

        • Cram It says:
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          It’s the theory that I can’t get past.

    • plastered says:
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      I’m in Cali and only people that know of Taylor Pork roll are from NJ. when I go back east I always pick me up a big roll to take back. Lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @plastered, you can get it in Bristol Farms in LA

        • Snakes Dundee says:
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          Holy cow I did not know this. I’ve only seen it in full rolls at the Fairfax Farmers Market

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, they have it there too… You can find it…

      • Snakes Dundee says:
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        One thing I still can’t find in LA is Yuengling beer. There’s a bar in Noho called Brickyard that had some bottles a while ago. Only other time I had it here was when I convinced the Transpo coordinator to ship a pallet over on the grip truck on a show I was working on. Good times.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      I never eat anything with sCRAPple in the middle……….basically scrapple is anything not good enough to be ground up into hot dogs

      Seriously though there are only a few local places that makes excellent scrapple otherwise it is crap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor Ham is the fancy pork roll — pork roll is the Taylor Ham of the people

    • LenFuego says:
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      Having my own coug (lower case out of respect for Grey’s trademark rights) from New Jersey who waxes poetic about “chicken roll on a hard roll”, this might be the best comment thread ever. Bee tee dubs, hard rolls are very soft – do not ever try to make sense out of New Jersey.

      Can we talk about Tastykakes and Butterscotch Krimpets next?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hard rolls are soft! That’s the best… So true! They’re actually Portuguese rolls

  2. Mat says:
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    Grey,

    Just listened to the podcast. F*** those people that made fun of you. Lighten up people! I wish I knew more guys that are into fantasy baseball on a personal level. I hope KB’s shoulder is ok as a Cubs fan but didn’t get him in fantasy anywhere.

    How about Raisel Iglesisas. Good to see he is turning it around. Picked up Aguilar in a couple leagues because he was flat out dropped….points magic wand at Jose Peraza* Do stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! I hope KB’s shoulder is okay too, ugh

      Ha, I hope so on Peraza and Aguilar too, double ugh

  3. Crazy J says:
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    I want to ride shotgun on your Castellanos fan bus, but I’m afraid we have no fuel and 2 flat tires.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      That HR off Pesky’s Pole was a joke but maybe it jump starts his season? He’s been brutal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s had a solid line drive rate for what, 3 years? I think he’ll be ok, just never a ton of HRs

      • Crazy J says:
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        meh

        • JakeTPE says:
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          Another homer tonight!! Yay Nick!

  4. Vash says:
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    Trading Mazara and Odor for Dahl in a keeper….do it?

    What scares me is Dahls lower than avg velo and high ks but thinking he’s a 30hr/20sb player.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      I remember Ralph (or maybe it was Grey) on a recent podcast talking about trying to move off Dahl in dynasty fwiw. He’s just injured too much was the gist of it.

    • Cram It says:
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      I wouldn’t do that. I’d agree with Ralph/Jake, he’s hurt too much to risk the upside. Whereas Mazara and Odor are still so young, you have a better chance on one of their upsides panning out.

      • Vash says:
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        What if i can get Scwerber with Dahl?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Dahl unless it’s a deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agree with myself or Ralph

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario and all of Razzball,

    Who do you like better?

    For runs, hits, SB, that kinda thing: Adam Eaton or Caesar Hernandez?

    For RBI, HR, stuff like that: Moreland or Hunter Dozier?

    Or if two from one set are way better than both from the other, that works too.

    Thanks. You know the season is going well when every guy you own shows up in the “So-and-so moved! He’s alive!” part of the Notes!! Thanks for the chuckles, Grey, and have a fab weekend.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      Hail Caesar/Dozier

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eaton/Dozier for me

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Thanks, WhiteRabbit and DT! It’s a peaceable kingdom in here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Agree with DT, barely on Eaton, but I guess

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks, Grey. Eaton usually hitting higher in the order (for now) so I was leaning him, too. And when he gets injured I can just grab someone else! Bonus!

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    So nice, so nice, ’cause I got Yu.

    a. So here’s your WS lineup.

    Garver (why isn’t the 1500 OPS player playing?)
    Rizzo
    Shaw
    Muncy (he has sat for 3 straight and is about to explode as in the MLB version of releasing a serious case of blue balls, amiright?)
    Story
    Chavis (signed him up this AM, for sure gonna tank)
    Escobar
    Dahl
    Tapia
    Inciarte
    Conforto
    Springer
    Walker
    Bench – Goodrum, Dwight Smith Jr, Danny Santana (now has 2B eligibility), Kiermaier
    IL – TreaT

    SP – Paxton, Glasnow, EdRod
    RP – Hicks, Iglesias, Jeffress, Minter, Swarzak
    IL – Skaggs

    Now the fun stuff.

    1. DannySantana has 3 errors in 10 games. Not bad, only 48 errors prorated over a full season. Thanks Mr Prorater! You still feel nothing for him?

    2. I tried to drop Skaggs to pick up Chavis. I see that the system automatically put him into the vacant IL slot, keeping Chavis. I’ll see how Skaggs does tonight, but I have to activate him. Would you drop any of the bench bats for him? [Don’t say DannySantana!, just kidding you can say DannySantana].

    3. Start 1 at the U tonight in a 5X5 RCL.

    a. Walker facing CHC Kyle Hendricks
    b. Goodrum facing CHX (LHP Rodon), he’s not great versus LHP
    c. DannySantana facing SEA (LHP Kikuchi), he sucks versus LHP
    d. Dwight Smith Jr facing MIN (LHP Martin Perez), he’ll prolly sit versus LHP
    e. Kiermaier facing that new BOS pitcher, is he any good?

    I’m leaning Walker, so ‘a’ above. Agreed?

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 26

    [You’re 40, she’s 10]

    Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott): You’re 40 years old and you’re in love with this little girl that’s 10 years old. You’re four times as old as that girl and you couldn’t marry her, could you?

    Herbie Brown (Lou Costello): Not unless I come from the mountains.

    Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott): All right- you’re 40 years-old, you’re four times as old as this girl, and you can’t marry her, so you wait five years. By that time the little girl’s 15 and you’re 45. You’re only three times as old as that little girl. So you wait 15 years and when the girl is 30, you’re at 60. You’re only twice as old as that little girl.

    Herbie Brown (Lou Costello): She’s catching up.

    Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott): Yes, yes. Now here’s the question. How long do you have to wait until you and that little girl are the same age?

    Herbie Brown (Lou Costello): Now what kinda question is that? That’s ridiculous!

    Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott): Ridiculous or not, answer the question.

    Herbie Brown (Lou Costello): If I wait for that girl she’ll pass me up. She’ll wind up older than I am.

    Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott): What are you talking about?

    Herbie Brown (Lou Costello): She’ll have to wait for me!

    Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott): Why should she wait for you?

    Herbie Brown (Lou Costello): …I was nice enough to wait for her!

    Ugh, Poor Lou!

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odor is going to replace him in the lineup today or tomorrow

      2. Dannys Antana

      3. Walker

      4. Nice

      C. You too!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        Thanks, man.

        From 81 Games pitched, I have 11 wins, 202 Ks from 169 2/3 INN, 18 saves, 4.30 ERA and 1.273 WHIP.

        3-way tie for 8th in Wins=4 pts, 7th place is 11 wins and 11th is 10 wins so very volatile.
        9th in Strikeouts pitched=4 pts, 8th is 211 and 10th is 199
        4th in saves=9 pts, 3rd is 20 saves and 5th is 16 saves
        10th in ERA= 3 pts, 9th is 4.12 ERA and 11 is 4.40 ERA
        7th in WHIP=6 pts, 6th is 1.223 and 8th is 1.290

        I’m starting Paxton tonight at SF (Bumgarner)

        Would you start Skaggs tonight @KC (Duffy)? He’s currently on my bench.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  7. Vash says:
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    Kyle Schwarber…..he seems lost. Anything positive that says he hits 30 and hits .250?

    Same With Candelario. I hear about his amazing batting eye, but he looks barely serviceable for the Tigers.

    • Cram It says:
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      Schwarbs will probably hit close to 30, but .250? Meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Candy’s coming around, but he might not be anything that special… Meh on Schwarber, he’s a 25-7/.245 guy

  8. Jordan Alex Rosenblum says:
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    Kieboom Rengifo’s The Dynamite

    Such an exceptional, typical, cliche wordplay minus the typical and cliche bit. BLT without lettuce and tomato please. You’ve reached a new low/high in the world of pun.

    • Dave D says:
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      When it comes to witty write ups Grey runs laps, as in circling the bases, around you and 99% of humanity that posts text on the internet. I’m honestly amazed at how consistent his quality is posting at least one write-up a day, five days a week, and he always something really good to offer. Not many people can do that, which is why I visit here daily and not many other places.

      • Jordan Alex Rosenblum says:
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        Well said Dave D, couldn’t agree more!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, guys… Rudy does the title tho

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        i have to agree,we take it all for granted it seems but you no we all love you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, AL!

      • Dave D says:
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        So, he writes the punchline, I mean title and then you write the article or vice versa? This sounds a bit like Bernie Taupin and Elton John.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, he usually just writes the title, I write the article

  9. Matt says:
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    Points magic wand at Peraza*

    Do stuff.

    • Matt says:
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      Didn’ tmean to post this twice. My bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  10. Dave D says:
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    Nice write up. Never saw Beaches thankfully. Due to Assmunch’s recent antics I sadly had Fletcher benched over a non-IL’d Rendon and a lost Peraza. What a waste of five RBI. At least Allen looked great?

    Not sure what to make of Rengifo due to my total lack in confidence toward Assmunch and his judgement regarding who to play and where. You notice the Yanks stole FIVE bases off Lucroy (4 were Cahill and one Anderson) with no CS? That’s amazing. What a combo. Can Rengifo pitch or catch to neutralize the running game against us? Wow. Im perplexed. My real hope is for Jo Adell to push Calhoun out permanently in July. When we’re 20 games below .500, why not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen’s got his sea legs…If he were on the Titanic….

      Adell could be up now, I have more faith in this year seeing him

  11. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Traded walker for mchugh in an OBP H2H league how’d I do?

    • Cram It says:
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      That works.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  12. Jc says:
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    DeGrom coming off IL…who do I drop? Dwight Smith Jr or Harrison Bader?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Flip a coin….Dwight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. RookieNookie says:
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    Are you worried about Trevor Bauer? 2 games with 6 bbs? Would you pursue a trade where I get G.Cole/CSmith for my Bauer/Vogelbach in a 12 team league that counts QS? Would that trade be fair?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s fair, I’d hold

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Bauer for Cole is a lateral move; coin flip. I’d take Smith for Vogel if you needed another SP tho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worried, trade sounds fair

  14. Alex says:
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    Voit looks more and more like a hold. But would you drop him for Chavis?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’ve been shocked by people asking about Voit. He’s hit safely in like 19/20 games, he’s going to hit 30 HRs, and get all of the counting stats you would expect from the middle of a Yankees lineup. What is the problem? Because he didn’t hit a HR for like 8 games? I honestly don’t get it.

      But no, I wouldn’t drop him for Chavis.

      • bigbear says:
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        Voit has barely avoided my chopping block up until this week. (Though my hitting is solid all around.) I’m glad I held off. He had been struggling to get the bat on the ball, but does damage when he does. He’s never been a black hole. But more of a “I wish there was more, is he gonna do it?” But as Cram said, he’s strung together some games with hits (until this week mostly one hit games). Up through 4/12 he was hitting a not-so-robust .184. He’s been slashing .333/.423/.578 since then.

        To temper it all, the Yankees have played the O’s (twice), Tigers, Astros, White Sox, Red Sox, Royals, and Angels. Other than the Astros and Red Sox (supposedly), not too many top tier pitchers in that mix.

        Hold on Voit.

        • Cram It says:
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          Depends on your league, but you probably paid nothing for him, so I’m not wishing there was more. That .184 was through the first two weeks. But I guess this Voit question uncertainty is in line with the thinking that everyone has about anyone not performing up to expectations in the first month. He has 1 less HR and 2 less RBI than Javy Baez. Unless he starts actually slumping, I’m not questioning his spot on my team.

          • knucks says:
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            If nothing else, this tells us there is a buying op for Voit in leagues. I traded Stripling/Parker/Swarzak for Voit and EdRod about a week ago and felt really good about it. Feeling even better today.

            • Cram It says:
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              Totally. With so many people meh on him, I would buy. Nice trade!

          • bigbear says:
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            Round 15/Pick 174 in a 12 teamer. Which is part of why he’s among the first to consider dropping. And he was ‘slumping’. Where he is now is where I was hoping. Where he was a week ago (minus 3 HR, 7 R and 4 RBI) or two weeks ago is concerning. However, he was hitting the ball hard then. So there was hope for the stats to be better.

            I get it. It’s early. Sample size. Everything evens out in the end.

            Well done Knucks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Couldn’t agree more, Cram, even in non-OBP leagues. He’s hitting for power, always in the middle of the order, and his batted ball profile suggests the average is going to come up (like it has been lately). It’s not like he was ever supposed to hit .290.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not for Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, I own Voit in 2 leagues, have not considered dropping him once — there’s better guys for a day or two, but Voit is hitting, decently, in the middle of a lineup, even if it’s not the best lineup… That’s better than Chavis

      • Alex says:
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        I have Rhys and I want him at first with a bit of a log jam in the outfield. Odor is really the problem, but he’s probably better than Chavis too. Thanks guys!

  15. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Has Galvis hit the wall?

    If he goes on the IL I can stash him but if he’s just done with this “I’mplayinglikeI’mCalRipken” fiasco then I’m dropping him. I need a place for Vlad and it’s either him I drop or a pitcher.

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s Freddy Galvis. I’d drop him if you need room.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Cram. That’s what I’m thinking.

        He’s no late bloomer like Nelson Cruz, David Ortiz or Lefty O’Doul.

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          That must be a shallow league if stashing Freddy G is a consideration.

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            14-team OBP league. Galvis is the 20th rated year to date MI.

            I dont’ see him being above some like Bogaerts, Bregman, and Correa at the end of the season but he is now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  16. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Aguilar, Cole Tucker, and Chavis are all on the WW in a 10 team h2h points league. How do you rank these 3 ROS for a Utility spot?

    Would you drop Ian Desmond for any of the 3? No particular needs other than Desmond sucks, my OF/CI are stacked, and I’m looking for a fill in bat on off days. Own Tapia in this league btw.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      You can roll the dice with an of them (based on needs) and drop Desmond. I’d personally take Tucker for upside. if he pans out, he’s a great fill in or trade bait. No one will trade for Desmond

    • bigbear says:
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      If you’re hitters are stacked, then go with the most upside of what you need.

      I think you can move on from Aguilar. I don’t see signs of hope.

      I really don’t know much about Tucker or Chavis beyond the Razzball slant. Seems like Tucker may be the better all-around guy with more speed. But I like the hitting context of Chavis better: Fenway and the Red Sox lineup. As for Desmond, I think he’s an inconsistent player to begin with. And the Rockies seem more willing to play younger guys this year than in the past. Outside of injuries or a Tapia flop, I think his ABs will be limited going forward.

      I’d go with Chavis.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      You ranked em. Ditch Desmond for Aguilar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar, Tucker, but losing patience in Aguilar — Agree with White Rabbit…Desmond for Tucker is fine

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks fellas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. TJ says:
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    Concern over Max Muncy being benched 4 of last 5 games?

    • knucks says:
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      DRob and the Dodgers are extremely analytics driven and aren’t starting him against Lefties. Either someone gets hurt or he gets real hot. Or none of that happens and when the Dodgers play a bunch of games in a row against lefties, it will suck.

      He will come into the game in the later innings. But my issue with that is that most of my leagues where I own him, we have GS limits per position, which i am planning to stream batty calls and max out. So I don’t like to leave a guy who doesn’t start in the lineup, cause they usually pinch hit and go 0 for 1 and waste a GS at the position. It should eventually work itself out, but carrying a bat that I had to bench the last few days kinda sucks… but not as much as when I bench Muncy and he PHs a dong on my bench.

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Does that apply to Yahoo? I thought if a player doesn’t start then it doesn’t count as a GS? Even if a pinch hit?

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          On yahoo, if they have a plate appearance it counts. I do the same thing Knucks does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knucks

  18. knucks says:
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    Standard 5×5 Roto 12 Teams

    Tim Beckham and Max Fried
    for Cole Hamels

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hamels for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  19. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Great write up! The Kris Bryant thing is just sad, bad for baseball.

    1. Would you be buying taillon? Or is the Ray Sewage effect that serious?

    2. Would you be selling Castillo? He’s been luck, his walks are up and regression fairies looming

    3. Tapia, Rengifo, Chavis, d smith jr available, no needs, just looking for best ROS outlook?

    Thanks in advance DT, Grey! You guys are awesome

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1/2. Depends on price but sure.
      3. Tapia for me

      No problem!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I know on KB, ugh

      Agree with DT

  20. Doc Samson says:
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    Watching Kapler trying to figure out and actually watching Philly’s bullpen is like watching Mark Walberg play Hamlet on stage. Who do you recommend going forward? Siranthony?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d still want Neris if I had to choose one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice… Agree with DT

  21. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Caleb Smith, the ace of my staff. Just how I planned it during draft a month ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly!

      • Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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        Is he for real or just for streaming?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For real

          • William Hung says:
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            Caleb Smith end of season stats will remind me of Matt Cain circa 2007/2008 with more Ks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could be

    • et says:
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      Same. Finished my draft thinking I had a solid one two punch with Buehler and Clevinger. Turns out it’s actually Domingo German and Caleb Smith.

  22. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! How’s my ranking of interesting guys to plug into UTL in a 12 team weekly lineups league?

    Cole Tucker over E. Escobar over (by a wide gap) Fletcher over Tapia over Reddick over Rengifo?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d have Tapia at the top of the list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s confusing… Tapia, Tucker, Eduardo, but needs

  23. Cram It says:
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    I’m sorry, but all I see when I read Luis Rengifo, is Lou Ferrigno.

    • FANTASY ICON says:
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      LOL. I was thinking the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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      Lou Ferrigno throwing out the first pitch at a White Sox game is on a baseball card!

      LOU FERRIGNO 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball First Pitch Insert #FP-16 White Sox

  24. zach jany says:
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    Drop parker or swarzak for romo?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold but they’re all in the same conversation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. The Shizzz says:
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    Need to free up a spot to activate deGrom today who would you drop between Lemahui or Kike in an OBP lg? Thanks G, have a great weekend and can’t wait for the Buy column!!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop DJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. bigbear says:
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    Happy Vladdy Day!!!

    Any more “inators” he could conquer the entire tri-state area!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  27. Theebigjuan says:
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    Love this stuff.

    5×5 with average

    Please rank these in “Odor” of preference for this year

    Odor
    B Lowe
    Chablis
    Renglifio

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like the order you have em in but Chavis could quickly move to the top…

      • theebigjuan says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • theebigjuan says:
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        Muchas Gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. mernest says:
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    J Turner or Andujar ROS? Both available for pickup but only need one- 6X6 w/OPS

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Andujar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. plastered says:
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    I just accepted this before he had a chance to rethink it. My Arenado, Merrifield and Jordan Hicks for his Betts and Trea Turner. Just hoping Trea’s injury isn’t worse than thought. 8 team keeper league. I think it was a no brainer.

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s a huge win a keeper, regardless of how Trea does this year.

      • plastered says:
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        Mookie is a $13 keeper also

        • Cram It says:
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          No brainer for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  30. packers2018 says:
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    What side of this trade, 12 team dynasty, 6×6, ops and net wins, keep all?

    Nola and D. Jansen…or
    Wheeler and Grandal.

    Thank You.

    • Cram It says:
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      Feels like a push. I guess Nola side because he’s a few years younger.

      • packers2018 says:
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        Yeah, I Have Nola. I was thinking Wheeler could get close to Nola’s stats, and Grandal would help my hitting stats over Jansen.
        Cram, what do you see, I’m really not that worried about the future, in 2nd place now, plus I hit the WW and FA list’s pretty hard.

        • Cram It says:
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          If you’re gunning for this year, then I’d take Wheeler side.

          • packers2018 says:
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            Thanks, needed the push.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nola, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  31. Verdugo says:
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    What’s your thoughts on Verdugo. He was dropped to waivers. Worth a stash? You think he gets any real run at playing time?

    I have a bunch of scrubs I can let go for him. Renfroe, Wendle etc

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d roster him over a scrub and start him when he plays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No real PT

  32. Big Ticket says:
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    Trade my Aguilar for his Christian Walker?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll take Walker at this point but I could see you regretting it also…

      • bigbear says:
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        What are you looking at for signs of hope with Aguilar? I’m seeing pretty meh career norms to begin with (exit velo, hard hit…). Great results last year overlaying some pretty meh stuff. Then below average stuff this year with lackluster results to go with it.

        I’m doubtful he hits 20 HR with a .230 AVG.

    • Bird says:
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      lololol……..who in their right mind would trade a hot bat like white walker for a bum, one-year-wonder like aguilar? i bet you’re the dude in your league that overvalues his players and makes the worst trade offers. i dropped aggy for walker 2 weeks ago and smiling like a mofo, GL!

      • Big Ticket says:
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        good thing your league champion is crowned in April!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. phennore says:
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    16-team 5X5 league with $30 FAAB. How much would you spend on Rengifo? I’m hurting for speed.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      $1 for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…My last bench spot.

    Drop Max Muncy for Michael Chavis?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Swanson Kieboom Chavis and Rengifo. Is this the right order with the last two be needs based on speed vs hr

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Oh yeah. Throw Cole tucker in there also okease

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d rank em Kieboom, Tuckeer, Swanson, Chavis but all close

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        donka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom, Tucker, Chavis

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        mucho gracious Maestro

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  36. krazyivan says:
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    12 team H2H
    Which side of Domingod for Maikel Franco and Frankie Montas would you want?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Ben says:
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    Regnifro or Cole Tucker?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tucker

  38. Seymoure says:
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    Whit Merrifield for Kris Bryant who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit

  39. vee says:
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    yo Grey – nice writeup and happy friday!

    1) prediction for vladdy today?

    2) Tim beckham or Jorge polanco ?

    3) no threebies

    4) would u drop Hector Neris for Chavis?

    chavis would be another bench bat for me unless u think there’s a better batter to drop:
    robles
    cruz
    nick markasskiss
    c walker

    thx m8

    • vee says:
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      also he might get 2B eligibility soon too! 4…5… more to go?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) 2-4 with a homer
      2) Polanco
      4) Lose Markakis instead of Neris

      • vee says:
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        thanks DT – since vladdy is going against Fiers with an 8.28 area over 3 starts this year… i think we can bank on one homer…

        being a torontonian … i’ll be optimistic and say 3-4, with 2HR and a double !

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Deal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

      1. 500 homers, as Jays play into the 89,000th inning — or 3-for-4 with two doubles

      4. Agree with DT

  40. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Regarding Greinke bringing back the 80’s bigtime with his velo…reminds me of some guy named Greg Maddux who threw about the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a good comparison for him… You Greinke’s agent? Blink once for yes

  41. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    The Pilots became the Brewers; the Mariners were a fresh expansion team. Yes I am fun at parties!

    Thanks for all of the great content

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oops… I thought it was Seattle Pilots –> Mariners; Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta then Selig jacked-off a mustachioed man name Bernie and the Brewers sprouted from his seed — not as fun as me!

  42. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Put in a claim on Peraza a couple weeks ago hoping he’d turn it around, but it’s beginning to feel like a lost cause at this point. Would you cut bait with him for someone like Ahmed Rosario, Jorge Polanco, Eduardo Escobar, or Cole Tucker?

    (If there are this many attractive options on the wire I feel like I already answered my own question…)

    Also, I’ve been holding Jeffress for a while hoping he’d get some save chances once he came back. Still worth waiting to see how things play out once the Brewers snap out of their slump? Thanks as always, Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      Polanco

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d still hold but it’s getting tough

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      I just cut Jeffress to pick up Kieboom and am hoping he doesn’t get a save before clearing waivers. Then I can always try to snag him back up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttlicker! Agree with Cram, time has come to move on with better options

    • LenFuego says:
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      There was always going to be at least a 10 to 14 day break-in for Jeffress before he got any savetunities (especially since his velocity has been down a tick or two from last year). We are at the end of that now, and Jeffress has been pretty effective. The next week or two will be the litmus test on whether Jeffress gets the bulk of savetunities going forward.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True

  43. Chud says:
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    Dynasty trade question:

    Give: W.Beuhler/Aaron Hicks

    Get: Realmuto/Taillon.

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buehler for me, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. toneDEAF! says:
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    I’m one of those guys still holding Pivetta hoping he’d be right back… doesn’t look that way. Guess I’m dropping him. I’m only saying this here to put it out into the universe – y’all remember, this exact same thing happened to Max Scherzer. And I did exactly what I’m about to do (yea it’s a keeper league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I like Pivetta’s stuff too when on, but he’s not on

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      He has 1 start in AAA so far, 6.00 ERA but there’s a 3.11 FIP so there’s hope!

      • LenFuego says:
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        That stat profile is basically exactly what he has been in the majors – lots of potential effectiveness, no actual effectiveness.

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          Exactly!

  45. NickNice says:
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    Luke Voit or Mitch Moreland?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. kelly leak says:
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    Great write up!

    Please help rank – ROS – Std 5×5 Roto

    MI – C. Tucker, Profar
    SP – Lucchesi, Chirinos, Happ, Folty

    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tucker
      Folty, Chirinos, Happ

      • kelly leak says:
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        Thanks DT!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly Leak looks like a young Jamie Lee Curtis in this pic, doesn’t she? Is that weird? Creepy?

      Agree with DT

      • kelly leak says:
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        Haha. Yeah I need a pic of him tearing it up on his Harley.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, agree on MIs

      Lucchesi, Folty

      • kelly leak says:
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        Thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. edietrich1962 says:
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    Wanted to get input on Jose Alvardo as closer for Rays. I have him, ryan Brassier and Roberto Osuna right now as my closers.

    I am trying to work out trade with another owner and here is what it might look like:

    1) me giving up tatis jr. and Nomar Mazara for his Jean Segura and Victor Robles
    2) me giving up Alvardo, Tatis Jr and Mazara (or Hunter Dozier) for his Segura, Robles and maybe Austin Meadows

    Just wanted to get thoughts on this. I think I will leave myself short on saves if I give up alvardo unless I can find 3rd closer on waivers or something (which is pretty thin right now).

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      How many teams in this league? Is it roto?

      Both trades look fair, I’d lean toward the 2nd one but try to keep Dozier.

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        12 team 5×5 roto weekly.

        You feel it would be ok to lose Alvardo for 3rd closer??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      You probably know best if you can compete for saves with two closers or not. Some leagues you can, some you can’t. It would really depend to me on what is out there; like if you are just going to pick one of the LAA guys then I think I would hang on to Alvarado. He at least gives you good ratios when not getting saves.

  48. Mikey says:
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    So when’s the point we drop Jose Peraza for being a flaming trashcan of terrible?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Soon. I’ll give him one more week but wouldn’t blame you today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m looking at today or this weekend

  49. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Question for the group . . . is Dyson playing [more or less] everyday + I just didn’t notice it? If so, seems like a great cheap 35+ SB, no?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes and yes I think so. He’s hitting incredibly well too, not sure where this average has come from and don’t really believe it.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Yeah, AVG is icing I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey (and Donkey Teeth…lol),

    Great write-ups buddy and your prospective and knowledge on players has me checking multiple times a day and making moves. Breaking my comment cherry on here.

    League: H2H 5×5 categories 10 Teams Keeper League

    My Team:

    C: W. Contreras
    1B: P. Alonso
    2B: M. Moustakas
    3B: M. Franco
    SS: A. Mondesi
    2B/SS: D. Swanson
    1B/3B: C. Santana
    OF: C. Blackmon
    OF: R. Hoskins
    OF: V. Robles
    OF: M. Haniger
    UTIL: D. Smith Jr.

    Bench: R. Devers
    Bench: R. McMahon
    Bench: R. Tapia
    Bench: M. Olson (IL)
    IL: T. Turner
    IL: A. Meadows
    IL: A. Hicks

    SP: M. Mikolas, T. Bauer, Z. Wheeler, T. Glasnow, C. Smith, E. Rodriguez, S. Matz and M. Soroka
    RP: S. Doolittle and K. Yates

    I am currently 3-0 and my questions are: (drops can be a Batter or Pitcher)

    1.) T. Beckham, S. Kingery (IL) and C. Tucker are on the wire and available tomorrow. Do I drop anyone for either of them for ROS? (Max SS limit is 4)

    2.) Who are the drops when IL guys get healthy? (including recommended players from previous question)

    Thanks again in advance.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d actually look at dropping a bat or two for arm(s) instead. I like to use my bench spots on arms in H2H. Olson, Santana and Smith would be the first guys I’d look to move on from.

      No problem.

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Our League has a maximum of 8 starting pitchers on roster…I’m at the maximum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson for Tucker

      2. McMahon, Tapia

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Dillon says:
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    Trying to get Chavis onto my team! Drop Franmil for Chavis for too much? I know all the StatCast numbers are sexy for Franmil, Statcast isn’t a category in fantasy…

    Thanks!

    • Dillon says:
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      Also have Dwight Jr. on a bench spot and Tapia is on the wire. Drop Dwight and Franmil for Chavis and Tapia? Drop one for one? Or hold both? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Dwight for Tapia and hold Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. chris pierce says:
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    Chavis over Mazara or Buxton? 10 team keeper OBP

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over Mazara for me, Grey will say over Buxton though because he’s “trash”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can hold, unless you need an CI (MI?), then Buxton

  53. Cram It says:
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    I was hoping Odor would stay on the DL longer because Dannys Antana has been such a great fill-in. Any chance Santana gets regular PT? I know nothing about the Rangers day-to-day lineups.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I bet he’s in a semi-regular rotation but not everyday or anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe over Delino here and there, but Odor becomes their everyday 2B again

  54. wilto1be says:
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    Working to have best bench bat depth I can for a daily move league. Please pick 3.

    Adam Frazier 2B, OF
    Chad Pinder 2B, OF
    Raimel Tapia OF
    David Fletcher 2B, 3B

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not Pinder for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Frazier

  55. Dancin Homer says:
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    good lawd; TGIF! long week, but at least we have baseball, amirite?

    Anyway, the trade i offered in my 12-team 6×6 redraft league was just accepted this morning…

    I gave: Marco Gonzales & Domingo Santana
    I got J. Taillon

    Trade was offered 2 days ago, and accepted this morning after Gonzales fans 9 over 7 & Taillon gets lit up vs. the DBacks.

    I know its just 1 game, but did I get hosed on this one?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah, I’d want Domingo but it’s fair.

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks; my OF is ok without him (we start 3: Trout, Gallo, & Mazara/ Pederson), so the loss of Santana isn’t that “huge”.

        but i can’t help but have the slight tinge of regret waking up to the trade this morning…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  56. Stream weaver says:
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    Drop Wong for Kieboom ?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kieboom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Christian Walker or Hunter Dozier? Tie goes to Dozier (1B,3B) due to added flexibility.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Walker for me but it is close if you want that flex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  58. kelly leak says:
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    Please rank for std 5×5 – potential saves:
    – Seranthony, Jeffress, Robles
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Jeffress, Seranthony

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles, Jeffress, but coin flip really

    • kelly leak says:
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      Thank you, both…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  59. kilkennybrian says:
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    Start Hendricks (@ARI)and McHugh (CLE)? SoN doesn’t seem to like their starts much, and doesn’t like their next ones either?

    10 team league, 5×5

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Starting both if it’s H2H, might bench McHugh if it’s roto. Is there an innings limit?

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Yeah. 1800, which is kinda high, but still a limit. And yes, roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  60. Silent Heat says:
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    Someone mentioned in the comments the other day this and then I repeated it on the podcast this week, and now I’m saying it for a third time without taking the time to go back and see who said it, but they said, “Pirates’ pitching coach, Ray Searage, makes average pitchers great and great pitchers average.”

    I am the Anonymous person you are slightly misquoting, who you don’t remember and are thanking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry Silent Heat! It was a good quote!

      • Silent Heat says:
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        :)

  61. Jj says:
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    Is the Hearn joke just for us NJ peeps, or do other people get it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just Jersey!

      • CALIFORNIA says:
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        I don’t get it.

  62. Mitchell says:
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    Drop Bader or Leonys for a streaming start?

    Got Stanton coming off IL hopefully next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  63. William Hung says:
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    Is there a term for owners who are quick to drop players they drafted in the middle-ish rounds, but hang on to the “hot schmotatoes” they pick up in their place well after they go ice cold?

    Just an observation I see from reading RW player forum threads and the transaction trends in my yahoo league

    • Bird says:
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      My rule is don’t stay married to bums who are sinking your ship, let them be somebody else’s risk/problem, I consider the WW my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet!

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Rotten/Wilting Schmotatoes?

  64. NCPhilly says:
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    For me as a fantasy baseballer at this point in the season, Rengifo is comparable for fantasy baseball purposes to Cole Tucker, only with likely much better K/BB numbers, but less guaranteed playing time. Lineup spot will likely be similar, so it’s Rengifo for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ausmus will platoon Rengifo, for at least a little while… Tucker will bat leadoff more… They could be similar tho in short term

  65. rhodyballer says:
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    Kieboom or Tucker?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kieboom for me…unless you need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda prefer Tucker, we don’t know yet how Nats will use Kieboom… It could be Kieboom tho

  66. Sad Keanu says:
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    I need steals. Trade Conforto ($20) and Kieboom ($1) for Victor Robles ($1)? Fair?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh I think you should get a least another small piece back. I do think the $1 Robles is the best piece though, so it’s not far off especially with your need for speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  67. Scuffy McGee says:
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    In redraft h2h, would you advise dropping Eloy for Christian Walker, Vogelsong, or Strahm? I have a deep OF with Yelich, Bellinger, Rosario, Conforto and have Edwin, Muncy and H Dozier for utility spots/1B.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you, DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. Llango says:
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    12 team, h2h, keeper league, we keep 10.
    Trade goldy and in return albies and suarez.
    current roster;
    mejia C
    goldy 1st
    moncada 2nd
    torres SS
    muncy 3rd
    Verdugo OF
    Mazara OF
    Lowe OF
    Abreu UTL
    Vogelbach UTL
    Healy
    hicks (DL)
    Upton (DL)
    kingery (DL)
    Fraizer (DL)

    SPS
    buehler
    Snell
    Soroka
    Velazquez
    montas
    Swanson
    peacock
    J. James

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Goldy but it’s fair

      • llango says:
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        What about Surez Glasnow 4 goldy or Albies Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surez Glasnow 4 goldy or Albies Glasnow — what?

      • Llango says:
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        suarez glasnow 4 goldy?
        or albies glasnow 4 goldy?
        fair deals or am i giving up goldy too cheap?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Goldy

  69. Bird says:
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    i have an inkling that Bryant’s shoulder is still messed up and he will hit the DL for an extended period, sell now while you can still get something of value for him. cough up an arm as well and see if you can get Vlad 2.0
    Really looking forward to seeing this kid play ball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too on both counts

  70. KY BOOM says:
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    5×5 roto obp keeper league

    who would be your drop to activate folty?
    Mcneil, j bauers, leonys, d holland, roenis elias

    Would u drop a second player off the above list for niko g?

    In another league, i could pick up eickoff, ed rod, matz, l weaver, d holland or soroka. Who would be your choice?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Elias. Could swap Holland for Niko if you need the MI more than the arm.

      I have Matz and EdRod right next to each other in my current rankings, coin flip between them.

      • KY BOOM says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  71. Zeus says:
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    Grey my man. The pilots became the Brewers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone mentioned it above, my b, I will fix

  72. Jason Murray says:
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    Would you drop Maikel Franco for either Chavis or Kieboom? I usually trust the veteran guy, but I’ve been burned by Franco’s hot starts/cold finishes before. I know he’s still young enough to break out, but it seems he’s also been around long enough that this is who he is. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take a shot on the Kieboom upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  73. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Good morning –

    What’s your take on Profar? Time to drop him? I picked up Kieboom, so I’m hoping for some lightning there. I could use OF help, and Reddick is available and streaking. Chavis is also available, but I need MI help less than OF help. Also, I have Brian Dozier. He’ll probably take playing time hit if Kieboom sticks and when Turner comes back, right? IS that something I should consider now as part of my decision of who to drop?

    I have a lot of players underperforming (Aguilar, Profar, Puig, Dozier, Mallex Smith) and it’s hard to be patient with all of them at once.

    So, in short – I’m looking to pick up Reddick and/or Chavis for any of the guys above. Which moves are worth making?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Chavis for Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  74. Filthy Rich says:
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    Chavis and Kieboom are both available in my 5×5 mixed. Would you drop any of these guys to pick up either/both?
    – Lowe
    – Reddick
    – Eloy
    – R Nunez

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go both for Reddick and Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  75. Thundershoe says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey!

    A. Swap out Muncy or H. Dozier for Chavis? Muncy is sitting a lot, and I don’t have the space to platoon him – he’s striking out too much as well (-1 per K in my points league).

    B. Swap B. Dozier for La Stella? Dozier started off well in COL but then cooled off over the last two games of the series. La Stella isn’t exactly raking either, but his BB-K ratio is more appetizing.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold in both cases unless you can swap B Dozer for Chavis….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Friday! Agree with DT

  76. Stream Weaver says:
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    Drop Heyward for Tapia?

    • Eric Brownell says:
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      I did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  77. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    I know I hated on him yesterday….and ill do it again today, Grey is so right about Ausmus not even knowing what he has in Rengifo. Look how Ausmus wasted Eugenio Suarez. Couldn’t even get any power out of him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, sadly

  78. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I know both are on DL but which is prefered — Freeland or Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  79. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Got a bunch of schmohawks on my bench: Justin turner, muncy, Shaw and ender.
    1 Any that u are particularly worried about?
    2 Cut any for darvish or maeda?
    I’m winning pitching in 5×5 10 teamer but my hitting is suffering…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Turner 2. Apples/oranges — Turner for Maeda I guess is ok

  80. Kevin says:
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    Worth holding on to Cody Allen at this point in a league where saves are hard to come by, or cut bait for a decent middle reliever and focus on holds. I’m running out of closers due the demotions and injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding him for now

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Ausmus said they’re gonna try to “get him right” which to me translates to they want him to close again at some point.

  81. Matty says:
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    Great writeup as usual.
    A few pickup questions in a OPS league- Do you want Wong or Dejong ROS? How about Christian Walker vs. Daniel Vogelbach?
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong — Walker

  82. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who should I drop? Neris; Strop; or Minton? I assume Neris since can’t trust Kapler to keep him in that role too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

  83. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Need SP point this week. 16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper

    Who to start this weekend?

    Flaherty vs Cinci?
    Folty, first start back at vs Colorado?
    Arrieta vs Miami?
    Luchessi AT Wash?

    Thanks!

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      Folty at home vs Colorado

      • Alcesto says:
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        I like Flaherty with a bullet, the rest of the guys are pretty risky, The weather is going to be cool in Chicago, so maybe Arrieta against the awful Marlins is a good play. I’ll probably run Lucchessi out in a 12 team mixer, but i’m sort of expecting he gets throttled. The Rockies hitters have been terrible away from home, but they seem to be heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta, Flaherty

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thankyou both

  84. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up McNeil for Christian Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  85. suferdude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: please let me know of any improvements I can make –
    1)my players:
    Dahl, Mancini
    Comforto, Jimenez,
    Alonso, Villar
    Suarez
    players available:
    Senzel, Segura
    McMahon, E.Escobar
    C.Walker, R.Nunez
    2)my SP
    Hill, Bieber
    SP available:
    Lucchesi, Soroka, J.Gray
    3) would it be better to drop one of the batters and grab an extra SP?
    as always BIG THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Are these bench bats? Segura should be owned in all leagues

      2. Meh

      • surferdude says:
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        no, Dahl, Jimenzel and Mancini are usually on the bench, unless the match ups strong enough to dictate switching someone in/out
        I have Baez to play at either SS or 2nd, should I srop Villar for Segura or someone else?
        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  86. rhodyballer says:
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    Drop Peraza for Kieboom or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

  87. Chucky says:
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    Odor, Peraza, Kiki, Danny Santana, Pinder and Kingery all eligible at 2b. Anyone you see supplanting McMahon there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  88. Nehocstu says:
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    Gotta gree with prvious comments about how prolific and consistanly entertaining this site is! Now if I was only smart enough to figure out when to pull the trigger on all of the Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations… and this is more than Grey & DT, many good commenters here, and not many trollers; so I like the community we have.

    My conundrum: 6×6 w/ OPS, H2H, and limited transactions:
    Got Moustakis, Miggy, NelsonCruz, Yandy, Mancini w/ Senzel & Stanton in the wings
    To Cover 1b, 2b, 3b, of, and Util

    Available: Aguilar, Mazara, Tapia, Chavis, Tucker, Kieboom, & Rengifo

    Open to all thoughts my kinda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! How limited are transactions? Miggy for someone might make sense… Do you have a need? Mazara for HRs, AVG… Tucker for SBs… Tapia in Coors and upside…

      • Nehocstu says:
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        Thanks Fantasy Master Lothario!

        Pickups are $1 a piece; I have 18 already and lead the league, 1w & 2L on the season and going down this week; 4-7 so far.

        I had Mazara and dropped him 4/20 for Yandy.

        I could use help for all categories, little offensive juice (happy with my pitching)!
        Miggy
        Muncy
        Yandy
        Lindor
        Mancini, Acuna, Puig
        N Cruz, Andrus, and Moustakas
        Senzel in NA, Stanton & Kingry on DL
        Available: Aguilar, Mazara, Tapia, Chavis, Tucker, Kieboom, & Rengifo

        I am clay in your hands; please shape me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So if Muncy sits vs. a lefty, you have no one to play in his place? That’s not good

          • nehocstu says:
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            only 3 bench slots; Keuchel has one, Moustakas has another , and my 5th SP has the 3rd.
            2 Utils; Andrus & Cruz
            So w/ Moustakas d2d, no one left to swap for Muncy for now.

            Can drop my catcher (Narvaez) and open up another bench spot.
            6×6 w/ OPS & QS, holds, -wins
            5SP, 2cl, 2 holds;
            21 total roster.

            It is meant to be tight so as to force transactions; league wants to prevent streaming

            Really appreciate your thoughts, as ever!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Keuchel immediately

  89. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, Kikuchi has had four bad/not good starts in a row, including starts against bad offensive teams like the royal, the indians and the white sox. Are you dropping him in a 5×5 12-team mixer? You’re surely not starting him today against the Odor-less Rangers, are you?

    Thanks for all you do, you’re an American hero.

  90. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning grey,
    Are you grabbing Soroka, Woodruff, Samardzija or P.Lopez over Peacock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  91. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Got Shaw and McNeil and grabbed wade for steals (trying to catch lightning in a bottle) – all moving through 2b slot.
    Drop any for odor?
    Can u rank them ROS?
    Thanks!
    Ps pork roll all day over Taylor ham – even at the NJ shore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pork roll!

      Shaw, Odor, McNeil…..Wade

  92. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    I-dream-of-Geney Suarez went 2-for-3, bb, 3 rbis last night. Hitting .244 now. Was able to watch the game, both hits were rockets that hit the wall in center. It definitely looks like he’s heating up and could have a big May again (2018: April he hit 2 hr, May he hit 8 hr)… buy low window slams shut as you were feeding birdseed to the pet bluejay named Vladdy that was sitting on the sill in the kitchen, that was close! Though he was never really thaaaaat bad, just a slow starter when compared to… oh… Bellinger! who might have been available in similar draft pick. So far Suarez is actually walking at 4% higher clip so far with a .275 babip which should correct itself closer to his .315 career line.

    good stuff as always Grey! here’s hoping Kieboom’s bat goes Ka-boom! whom i just dropped kike for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Good stuff on Suarez, agree with you!

  93. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You mention something about Springer that I’ve ready a half a dozen times or so but never really been able to confirm. Was Springer playing hurt last year? I know Dee Gordon practically broke his toe last April, sat out about 8-10 days, and played the rest of the season hurt. I had my suspicions that Springer might have been playing hurt, too, but I was never able to factually confirm it.

    Was he hurt and playing? I’m just curious because he’s clearly back to previous form so far this season. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer had shoulder injury

      • Harley Earl says:
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        You’re right. He suffered a shoulder injury on July 31 and his counting stats for the month of August were terrible, clearly his worst all season. I knew something had to be wrong with him!

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  94. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    I keep telling myself that I wont have any Dodger player until Dave Roberts is fire. Then I end up with Stripling and Muncy? Yesterdays game was particularly cruel. Should I follow my instincts and show them the door or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, but depends on options prolly

  95. David Moreau says:
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    Never commented so here goes nothin’. Way up in Ottawa, Canada but I am in a 14 team h2h league with standard 10 categories. I was offered:

    Nola/Caleb Smith——> Bregman

    I already have Beaz for 3rd base.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman side

      • David Moreau says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        I thought Nola will rebound and Smith seems to be breaking out!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust Nola

  96. Yaz Mantle says:
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    12-team, h2h.

    i have gary sanchez at one catcher position. who is best for my second C ?:

    cervelli (hitting 3rd most everyday and couldn’t be worse this point. bound to get more ABs and be better)
    phegley
    hedges (splitting time with mejia)
    suzuki
    gomes

    thank you!

    for 2nd catcher, i just picked up cervelli. hitting 3rd, couldn’t be worse–has to be better ROS.

    but, phegley and hedges on wire. keep cervelli ROS or phew or hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cervelli

  97. Silent Heat says:
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    Pick one ROS please:

    Rengifo
    Tapia
    Fletch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  98. Lindorphins says:
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    Just traded Correa, Domingo and Glasnow for Baez in a H2H keeper league. Overpay? For (what should be irrelevant) context, I also own Lindor and Mondesi in this league.

    I can’t wait for KB to have a series in Arizona and come out with a .280+ average and .850+ OPS. From my keyboard to the Diamondbacks’ official scorer’s eyes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hope so on KB!

      Trade sounds fine, maybe slight overpay

  99. jason batteiger says:
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    maybin i had to check the blurb to even see what other team he came off this year, since i run an AL only league and would’ve had to do WW post for him in case the team he was technically on this year was an NL one, i had completely forgotten which he signed with about a month or so ago.

    – the people happy about altherr getting at bats again are those of us in 30 team leagues that still have him rostered simply because he’s still on his rookie contract, even there “happy” isn’t an accurate description.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah on Maybin, I had to Google it, and I’m pretty plugged in

      • jason batteiger says:
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        oh i remember he had signed with somebody roughly just over a month ago or so, but i believe it was around the time of hanram also being signed, and that got more press since he was immediately shoved into a good hitting spot on depth charts, whereas maybin was a minors-likely guy. in fact i wouldn’t be too surprised if maybin had signed with team X, then got dropped and signed with CLE after that this preseason (and if so that would clearly lead to the confusion as to “where had maybin been signed to”)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I faintly remember

  100. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    dr. castellanos is getting dropped even in some 16 teamers now. in fact the same owner dropped him twice in about a week, i got lucky since i didn’t notice the first time that he was, didn’t miss it the 2nd time when that same owner readded then dropped immediately for somebody fairly hot lately.

    rodgers or riley this year stash in NL only OBP and total bases? rodgers might not come up at all (without story injury) but riley might not even if son of donald remembers to get hurt again either. riley would seem more likely though to me. probably less depth at MI/SS if that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  101. peacecoast says:
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    Shopping Bryant. Pretty sure I will lose value on the deal but my hitters are good.

    how ya been G?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m good, homey, how about you?

  102. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    I’ve got pitching to spare and was looking at this trade, thoughts:

    MY: Rizzo, Blackmon, Synderguard, Buehler for HIS: Trout, Murphy and W.Myers

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  103. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    decent chance we thinks that hampson gets sent down unless mcmahon, murphy or somebody else gets hurt shortly? in a dynasty with tons of stash slots and kieboom up (so i can’t stream pitching now unless/until i call up kieboom) and hampson also owned, be silly to drop him if i don’t have to. 12 teamer so not super deep here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think that

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        SOB! somebody else can be dropped then i guess (dannys antana moves to front of line if he loses playing time to odor, which seems likely). also have gone varnish, sure would be nice if rendon could actually get DL’d one of these MF’ing days. at least it’s yahoo and moncada has been moved to 3B to cover rendon’s absence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Antana

  104. Johnny Be Good says:
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    hey Grey, happpy weekend!

    Can you rank these 4 guys for ROS in 6×6 , head-to-head format:

    – Kike Hernandez
    – Cole Tucker
    – Michael Chavis
    – Jorge Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Tucker, Chavis

  105. AdamH says:
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    Give Pete Alonso and Benintendi for Blackmon?

    Have Hoskins at 1B and Springer, Domingo, Acuna as my OF. Only one Util slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      not quite sure but grey might’ve had benintendi alone ranked higher than principal blackman. even if not it was quite close.

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        hokey smokes, grey had blackman 12 whole spots lower than benintendi (34 to 22), in that area where 12 spots isn’t a small thing either. forgot about that. i own either in so few spots. so you the benintendi owner should be getting the 2nd player added if you traded for blackman.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  106. Cable says:
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    H/H Points……Walker or H Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  107. rhodyballer says:
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    Blackmon/Tatis or Sale/Joc/J.Polanco

    Fair?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      PS – You should get paid A LOT of $ for this. Entertaining and helpful. Fully addicted to this site. You should start a professional FB League for serious $$$ – similar to DFS/FanDuel sites.

      Bravo!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, rhodyballer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon side

  108. Cable says:
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    H/H points…..T Shaw or Puig ..ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  109. Gotime says:
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    It’s only Friday but C. Walker only playing 5 games next week but 3 @ Coors!!… in a H2H cats weekly OBP would you play Walker or put in McNeil 7 games 4 vs Cin and 3 @ Mil… I’m benching Muncy as Dodgers face 4 lefties next week at Petco and Giants (FYI for Muncy owners)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker in Coors

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      LAD have had crazy variance on the lefty/righty stuff. we just had at least 3 days in a row of lefties, another 4 coming up, before that they had like none in maybe 8-9 straight games (i have joc and/or muncy across the land). this actually would work well for super shallow leagues where you could just drop joc/muncy and readd later, albeit a risky play that. i sure as hell wouldn’t be caught doing it in 12’ers (and i’m not in anything smaller than 12’ers)

  110. MarvPesos

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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    I picked up Jeffress (RP) assuming he’d eventually get the closer role but I think it most likely goes timeshare. Would you drop him for another Reliever (based on what I have) or maybe a Starter or Hitter ? I also have R. Laureano whos been a little slow (I know still early) but worth holding onto or upgrade to a wire guy ?

    Waiver:

    HIT – R. Tapia, J. Reddick, C. Biggio (NA), B. Hamilton, Smith Jr., C. Hernandez, J. Soler, J. Martinez, B. Gardner, S. Kingery (DL), I. Happ (NA), J. Reddick, M. Tauchman, J. Mateo (NA),

    SP – B. Honeywell (NA), S. Cease (NA), G. Canning (NA), N. Eovaldi(DL), M. Keller (NA), S. Gray, J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), M. Soroka, S. Newcomb (NA), A. Reyes (NA), M. Gore (NA), C. Mize (NA)

    RP – R. Braiser, A.J. Minter, P. Strop, D. Robertson, B. Parker, H. Neris,

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – C. Keiboom
    BN – R. Laureano
    BN – H. Dozier
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – J. Jeffress (RP)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)
    DL – J. Nelson (10-DAY)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier over Jeffress

  111. Weird Fishes says:
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    10-team NL-only H2H league. Looking to trade for Soto. Would you part with a closer (Iglesias) plus an #1/#2 type starter (Flaherty, Ryu, Musgrove, Maeda)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Raisel/Maeda or Ryu or Musgrove, that order

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Thanks. Amongst Maeda, Ryu and Musgrove, where would you put Caleb Smith?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Between Ryu and Musgrove

  112. E says:
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    Drop Nick Goodrum or Kike Hernandez for Raimel Tapia? Or a reliever like Reyes Moronta (holds league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  113. Boomer19 says:
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    Thinking about trading Taillon and Winker for Franmil ande Kaleb Smith. What side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  114. Dong Shot says:
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    Happy Friday Grey, no Vlad shares but super pumped for the debut.

    Dynasty trade question for you: I’ve been offered Javy for Albies and one of either Paddack or Glasnow.

    Is that fair and if so, which pitcher?

    Thanks Grey, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same on Vlad, don’t own him, but excited for him!

      I’d take Javy for Albies/Glasnow

      • Dong Shot says:
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        Thanks Grey! Submitted and waiting the owners offer.

        Keep the fantastic work!

  115. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    I read where Kapler apologized for leaving Neris in for a second inning. I think he’s still the Phils best option.
    Tucker or Rengifo as an mi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Kapler loves Neris, so yes, prolly

      Tucker

  116. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Mallex Smith for Inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  117. Chris H says:
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    Rank these rest of season: Use OPS in addition to Avg. in this league.

    Laureano
    Morgot
    Tapia
    Smith Jr.

    Currently hurting the most in SB, Avg, and OPS

    Also, am I crazy to sit K. Bryant (he’s in my OF spot) for one of these until further notice?
    Same question for Rizzo in my Util spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia, Smith — I wouldn’t bench the Cubs

  118. Shitwolf says:
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    hey man could I bother you for some help optimizing my lineup??? I missed the last couple weeks cuz I got some bad Seizure Salad and was stuck i the hospital. Now my team has injuries people are being dropped and I feel a bit lost!

    league is h2h 5×5 obp instead of avg and svs+hlds weekly lock

    c) narvaez
    1b) Cabrera
    2b) shaw
    ss) Mondesi
    3b) Bryant
    Of) Soto, Santana Gren Polanco
    ut) Nelson cruz
    and either Swanson or Mcmahon

    I have Aaron Hicks Ohtani and Judge all injured

    my pitching is
    Buehler
    Castillo
    Glasnow
    Boyd
    Caleb Smith
    Darvish
    Rps- Hader, Buttery, Stammen Jeffress

    IR Clevinger

    probabably dont need 4 RPs but anyway here is my WW options who I am eyeing who should i swap for who? keep in mind my IF is flexible because of the duel position shinanigans.

    Waiver allstars:
    Severino but means I need to carry more dead weight
    Eloy Jiminez was just dropped would need to claim
    Beckham
    Minter
    Weaver
    Matz
    Strahm
    Mcneal
    Rosario
    Kieboom
    strop
    Robertson

    thanks man this ones lingwinnded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, hope you’re feeling better! Team doesn’t look bad for being out of commission… Eloy over Swanson — Strop over Stammen — Matz over Darvish

      • Shitwolf says:
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        thx buddy ya feel better i just lose my ability to drive for 6 months fack!

  119. Wonderk1nd says:
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    My Dahl, Eloy and Castillo for his Soto, taillon in a 14 team mixed yahoo standard scoring H2H

    which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy side

  120. Cohen says:
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    Caleb Smith or Paddock as a 5th starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack

  121. wass says:
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    Excellent write up as always! 2 Questions –
    Trout ($68) for Ozuna ($22) and Rosario ($15) 12 team 5×5 roto keeper… only asking cause of salary otherwise Trout for sure haha ($260 auction budget)

    Whos the drop? 10 team h2h points –
    HDozier, Kieboom, JTurner, Walker? Dropping to pick up a Catcher… other option is to just not have a catcher for a bit. I have been trying to trade but no luck. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold Trout always

      Kieboom

      • wass says:
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        Oh I would be receiving Trout, so even better.

        Thanks! I think I just went prospect crazy haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  122. C says:
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    Yo Grey –

    Great writeup and happy Friday! I am going to have a long jam for my 2 Util spots in a few weeks. As of now, which two are the first to get dropped in a 12 team 6×6 (OBP):

    C. Walker
    G. Polanco
    M. Andjuar
    S. Ohtani
    M. Olson
    J. Profar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You Phish?

      Profar, Polanco

  123. knucks says:
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    Vogelbach and Fried
    For Inciarte

    Ender side, right? And is it close?

    12 Team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender side, close but apples/oranges

      • knucks says:
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        Right on, thank you sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Happy Friday Grey! 10-team mixed 5×5 roto league questions for ya:

    1) Top 2 OF from this group moving forward please (no specific category needed, just overall value): Winker, Tapia, Ender, Reddick, Bader

    2) Can you rank these guys for me moving forward (no specific category needed, just overall value): Kieboom, C Tucker, B Lowe, M Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Tapia 2. Tucker, Franco, Kieboom

  125. Steve says:
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    Currently have:

    Tucker
    Tatis
    Kieboom
    Profar
    Trea (IL)
    McNeil

    Too many MI! Drop any for Tapia? Looking at Profar but might be a push. 14T H2H daily

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

  126. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Jameson Taillon is probably just waiting for his turn to be traded to the Rays or Astros.

    Points League- Chavis over any of these fellas-H Dozier , B Lowe, Y Diaz,

    Points league – Tapia over any of these guys -OF- trout, benintendi, domingo Santana ( answer is no) UTIL- OZUNA, Dahl, C. Walker (Im guessing no)

    Have a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, prolly

      Over Lowe

      No

  127. Gotime says:
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    OBP H2H Cats would you claim Ender and drop McNeil or hold (Mondesi and Anderson for steals already)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ender

  128. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP league

    Need pitching

    My ozuna/Villar/eovaldi for kluber/Murphy/soler

    • Grey

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      Sounds fine

  129. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    same NL only as mentioned above, have these pitchers, forgot to adjust roster in time yesterday for lester’s pretty good start. so this now means i can start all of these till next lester start to figure out which to drop. but in a vacuum (not including matchups) which of these is the drop for lester? h2h with QS over wins. holds added.
    SP: castillo, stressbird, lucchesi, matz, V2, t.richards, mahle (who’s FIP is better than you’d think), davies (who’s FIP is near what you might think and worse than his lucky ERA)
    RP (max 4 slots): kelly, alexander, steck, bearclaw
    DL: lester, k-rob

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davies

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        oh yeah forgot, with nat gio in tow either c.anderson or davies is losing his job anyway.

  130. Shopgurrrl says:
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    A guy in my league keeps trying to trade me Sale.

    1) Are we investing in a turnaround for him, if the price keeps going down (current offer is my Paddack & Braiser for his Sale & Daniel Murphy [meh])?
    2) Do I even need Sale? I think my staff is actually pretty strong right now:

    SP- Trevor Bauer
    SP- Luis Castillo
    SP- Shane Bieber
    SP- Tyler Glasnow
    SP- Miles Mikolas
    SP- Chris Paddack
    SP- Max Fried
    SP- Zach Eflin
    RP- Ryan Brasier
    RP- Jose LeClerc

    (ESPN 12 teams, H2H; WHIP, QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d do that 2. You don’t need him, but for Paddack and Brasier, why not

      • Shopgurrrl says:
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        Paddack was fire the other day. You worried about an innings limit?

        • Grey

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          Yup

  131. Db says:
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    I got offered sherzer, Schwarber, Cody Allen

    For my Vlad, Shane Greene, Marquez

    I have Escobar and moustakas to hold down 3rd , Alvarado and brasier

    Am I giving up to much?

    • The Harrow says:
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      good lord no. marquez worse than scherzer sure, but not the difference from a closer + vlad vs schwarber (who’s literally a FA in most 12’ers that are competitive right now by the way) and demoted c.allen who was actually HURTING his owner till now, AND just lost his job.

      • The Harrow says:
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        and tell that other owner that waits till the day vladito is up to try this nonsense that “kiddie game is down the street” too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  132. Acuna Matata says:
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    Great write-up as always Grey!

    In need of an Angels 2B, who do you like out of LaStella, Fletcher or Rengifo? Waiver wire is very thin at 2B obviously.

    Also, would you drop Laureano for Tapia? I know its April but Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher — yes, Tapia

  133. Andrew O Hill says:
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    What do I do with Stripling and Julio Urias in keeper points league? SP value is super high in this league and RP value is super low (blow up potential).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop them for someone? I don’t know who’s available

  134. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Who would be the drop for kieboom? Mcneil odor leonys j bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MARTIN

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry for caps

  135. David says:
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    Muncy or Voit? 12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  136. Dave D says:
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    I just saw something amazing in the night sky… Tyler Skaggs and Danny Duffy are both returning from Planet IL to square off to night in “Battle of the Band Aid Boys”. There will be free Tofurkey burgers for the first 100 fans that show up to the park in a sling.

  137. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**************

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