Cavan Biggio will be promoted today to join Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Soon, Bichette will join Guerrero and Biggio and the Jays’ master plan to reunite the 2005 All-Star Game in the luxury boxes will be complete.  “How’s Darin Erstad Jr. look?”  “More like Darin Ersatz!”  “I don’t get it.”  “Ersatz means an inferior substitute.”  “Is that some thinking man’s humor? I don’t like that.”  That was overheard in the Jays’ front office.  Here’s what Prospect Mike said about Biggio this preseason, “At 23, Biggio had a solid 2018 campaign at Double-A. He hit .252 with 26 homers, 20 steals, and a walk rate of nearly 18%. He has the pedigree and patience to make it in the pros and the power to hit 20-25 homers, but he also strikes out a lot and I’m not sure what position he’ll end up at. This could mean he ultimately finds a role as a super-utility type like a Swiss Army knife. Speaking of which, anyone know where Grey is, I want to harvest his liver.”  Okay, what now?  This year, Biggio cut down on his Ks, and held his walks, hitting .306 in Triple-A, while adding in his usual mix of power and speed.  I imagine he takes over for Sogard and hits leadoff. Sogard? So long!  I added Biggio everywhere I could because I have a sickness for upside.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Will also be called up.  Yeah, okay, whatever. Did your dad play a pivotal role in the 2005 All-Star Game?!  Hmm?!

Kevin Cron – Promoted by the Diamondbacks.  You know how good your prospects are now by who they’re related to that either plays or used to play baseball.  “Is he C.J. Cron’s son?”  “Brother.” “Was C.J. Cron ever in the 2005 All-Star Game?”  “Okay, shut up, Jays!”  So Kevin Cron was going to be featured prominently later today in the Buy column, but here we are and he’s been called up. You thought C.J. Cron was a black sheep of managers around the major leagues because he hits 30 homers every year and then gets released, traded or benched the following year?  We have a new disrespected member of the Cron family!  About to start calling them the Cronerfields.  “Hey,” pulls on collar, “We get no respect.”  The Crons’ family picnic goes like this.  “Did anyone bring the sandwiches?”  “Yes, but the dog pissed on them then the dog ran away.”  Crons’ Family Christmas Special, “Who brought the turkey?”  “I did, but the turkey turned into a zombie and waddled out the oven door, hailed an Uber — without a cellphone! — and took off.”  Damn, Crons, you are sad!  So, why is Kevin Cron also receiving no respect from his team, the Diamondbacks?  Because he’s just being called up and he has 21 homers with a .339 average in 44 games in Triple-A and he’s 26 years old!  What more did he have to do?  Well, I guess nothing now, but still, that they waited this long? No respect, I tell ya! Cron has a pretty big bat, and could sneak into 20+ homers in two-thirds of a season.  His projections (as with all rookies) are at the Prospectonator.

Josh Naylor – Promoted by the Padres.  And you thought today would be a light schedule!  That’s me talking to myself.  Naylor had 10 HRs in Triple-A with a .299 average in only 45 games, so ready, Freddy. However, playing time is an issue for Naylor (and possibly Cron). Naylor might be up just to DH in Toronto. Honestly, I have no idea where else he would play.  1st and bench Hosmer? No. I mean, you might want that to be the case, but no.  Left field and bench Renfroe?  Again, you can wish that into existence, but no.

Josh Bell – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .339. He may as well go to the plate every time, entering from the bullpen, because this is totally out of left field.  If you asked Josh Bell if he was headed for a career high in homers in the preseason, he would’ve told you, “Really? How do I do that?”  His own mother, Ma Bell, works for the phone company and is like, “I’m sorry, you’re breaking up, what’s that about my son getting that dong butter?”

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .278.  That’s in only 24 games.  Someone got the memo that baseballs are dripping wet with juice.

Jordan Lyles – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.81.  Someone got a huge lead but hit some Rockies weather as they cruised out to the W on the Ivictory Coast.

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (8), hitting .244.  *adjusts headset microphone* “Hello, welcome to my Ted Talk. Is it Ted Talk or Ted Talks? Anyway, just wanted to say I’m not a fan of Marte.  The Starling one. Does everyone like my black turtleneck?”

Charlie Blackmon – Left the game with a small issue with his calf.  I guess that means he’s got a *pinkie to mouth* moo-moo.

Austin Riley – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, because, of course he did.  Or, rather he’s a handmaid and it’s Austin of Coors.  Also, in this game, Tyler Flowers hit his 5th homer.  The Braves’ home run hitters remind me of the bootleg DVD I have, Austin/Flowers: The Fly That Couldn’t Be Shagged.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.33 vs. Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  These pitchers look like they’re been remarkably similar, but Bumgarner has been much better with an incredible spin rate.  You don’t have a Spin Rate category in your league? Aw, shucks, neither do I.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .344.  Too bad he’s going to finish behind Didi in All-Star Game voting.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, and has all four homers in the last week, because he just returned.  Oh, you best believe he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, and to add a little Grey stamp of approval, I’ve owned him all week in my RCL (12-team mixed league). So if I can make room in the middle of my stunods, I know you can.

C.J. Cron – 5-for-6, 3 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .278.  If I know MLB managers, like I think I do, Cron will be released or benched before the next game.

Marwin Gonzalez – 0-for-6 as the Twins scored 15 runs.  Holy ticker tease!

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I haven’t even reached arguably the biggest Twins hitter from yesterday and I already have carpal tunnel from their highlights.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .270.  Someone asked yesterday Schoop or Cano?  I’m not even sure it’s close. Is it close? This is like Brad Pitt or Gary Busey.  I mean, they’re both white.  Okay, maybe that’s not fair.  Maybe it’s more like Skeet Ulrich or Johnny Deep.  If you squint, they kinda look alike. But, yo, why you squinting? You need glasses?

Tommy La Stella – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .302.  It’s getting to the point where I, swear to God, predicted he was going to homer.  Call him by his full name, Tommy Launch Angle Stella.

Matt Harvey – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 7.50.

Yandy Diaz – Hit the IL with a left hand contusion. Can’t he just swing his bicep at the ball?

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, and, like, his 12th homer this week.  Damn, I really Mr. Bungled dropping him earlier this week.  Definite hot schmotato, and, he’s one of those guys who has an aura of “will break out at any moment,” which might mean bacne or home runs.  Maybe both.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his third homer in the last four games.  Okay, it’s fair to point out yesterday was also about the Rays facing weak Indians pitching.  That was something we all expected to hear in March!

Tommy Pham – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .290.  Hoping for a matchup of Pham vs. Strahm so I can just scream around my house like I’m Sticky Fingaz from Onyx.  By the way, who on earth would think a very gangster name was Sticky Fingaz? Sounds like you’re a wide receiver with too much Stickum.  I wanna put Stickum on my tongue and place a Steakum on top of it for a Stick-yum.  Hey, Sticky Fingaz, have you tried moistening your fingaz with baby oil?

Willy Adames – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .245.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but Adames has three homers in the last week, and the Rays are facing some scrub pitchers in Cleveland.  That is so crazy still.

Dylan Bundy – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.67.  The Yanks did Bundy a solid, which is to say they put out their #2 lineup, which was already their #2 lineup, due to injuries, so Bundy faced the Yanks’ 4th worst lineup.  That’s two times two vs. two plus two, nerds!

Renato Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in four games and he’s about to go to Coors.  This was also Rudy’s hitter to stream this week, due to the Hitter-Tron, if you remember back on Monday.  This past Monday.  You can’t even remember Thursday?  Forget it. What am I saying, you already have.

Clint Frazier – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, and third homer in the last three games because: Orioles pitching.  Frazier could’ve been in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I forgot to add him. Hey, at least, I’m honest.  Honestly lazy!  I snapped myself!

Luke Voit – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .263.  I checked out our Player Rater to see where Voit stood vs. other 1st basemen, and was shocked to find him running neck and neck with…Any guesses?  Nah, not Alonso, Voit’s way behind him.  Going into yesterday, he was running neck-and-neck with–Well, I should say running neck-and-thicc since it was Daniel Vogelbach.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  Since Tanaka was able to work around Mancini and…*searching for another Orioles hitter to mention*…is that Russ Martin playing short?  Oh, it’s Richie.  Wait, the guy from Bon Jovi is playing short for the O’s?  That’s kinda cool. I mean, great hair.

Anthony Rizzo – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .274.  HR to the Izzo!

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer as he hit leadoff.  Yeah, that OBP tho, amiright?  Actually, youiswrong, his OBP is much better hitting in the 6, 7 or 8 spots of the order.  Don’t be putting logic into this, which is what Eminem should say about his songs.

Jon Lester – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.68.  Glorious when you have him going, and in the same game you have Pat Neshek (2/3 IP, 3 ER).  Makes eating Tide pods seem so appealing.

Aaron Nola – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.53.  Member those days when an ace could face any team and it didn’t matter? They’d just go out and throw a great game.  Way back in the Roaring 2015’s when Vlad Jr. was 15.  You’re old, my dude!

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in the last nine games.  Could’ve sworn he homered more often recently than that. He does have a 14-game hitting streak, so hold onto your coffee machine, Ghost DiMaggio!

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .273.  Jerry Tomato loves hitting in Wrigley, huh?  Thanks for asking, Clunky Intro Sentence!  He has two homers in Wrigley with a .204 average.  Eat a D, Confirmation Bias!

Corbin Martin – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.97.  Rookie pitchers, man, rookie pitchers.  That’s deep, and palatable.

Lucas Giolito – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Just mowed down the Astros like nbd.  Not to harp on this, but Giolito is breaking out finally, right?  Right, yes, he is.  Look at how long it took him for it to connect. Not every pitcher is Chris Paddack.  So, put that in your pipe that reads, “I love rookie pitchers,” and smoke it. Cool pipe, by the way, is that a corn cob?

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  If this is him figuring things out A) It was less than 100 ABs!  B) He could hit 30 homers the rest of the way! C) There’s no C!

Ryan Weber – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.29. The Streamonator said of Weber, “Who now? Does he manufacture grills?”

Steve Pearce – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Under his helmet, he wore his World Series cap and something just clicked.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer and his 2nd homer in as many games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but where there’s Smoak, there’s a hot schmotato.

Garrett Cooper – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s here…now…*touches hand to your chest* I can feel your heartbeat, just like I can feel Cooper’s, so why don’t we stop fooling around and settle down? I just asked you to go steady.  You as in Cooper, not you as in you!  Stop touching my leg!

Trevor Richards – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  Richards might be the only pitcher who throws a changeup to setup a fastball, so, by essence of its name, doesn’t that make his fastball his changeup?  *motions with hands an explosion next to my head*

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  With so many pieces moving back and forth to keep track of, I find myself constantly confusing my thought on Turnbull and Boyd.  Turnbull is not that good, and will continue to regress; Boyd, on the other hand — were we using hands? — has some sparkling peripherals — 10.8 K/9, 1.9 BB/0, 3.52 xFIP.

Shane Greene – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.29, but blew the save when he gave up five unearned runs.  Holy ticker shock! All I saw was the Marlins scored five runs in the 9th and I was halfway out of my 1st floor window when I saw Greene’s runs were unearned.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  The Nats’ starting rotation should pool their money together and go out and sign Kimbrel.  Seriously, what would happen if the players were like, “We’re going to each give two million dollars each, and we want Kimbrel?”  That’s like when you were younger and your mom would take you out for Mother’s Day and she’d pay, and by ‘younger’ I mean two weeks ago.

Juan Soto – 3-for-3, 2 runs, and a homer short of the cycle, and a 7-game hitting streak.  Sexy Dr. Pepper got his head on a Sodastream and is percolating!

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 12 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  Matz tied his users to the WHIPping post, but I’m glad I didn’t watch this game.  Lots of baserunners sends my blood pressure through the roof like I’m David Simon on Twitter.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1), hitting .188.  Gomez makes up one part of the Mets’ crapumvirate outfield of Davis, Gomez and Lagares.  Could be worse, the Davis in left could be Rajai and not J.D.  Sorry, King, but what are you, 47 years old?  The Mets’ outfield of Rajai, Carlos Gomez and Lagares should be on a reality show for finding the best defense with the worst bat called The Biggest LUZR.

Jeff McNeil – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. I guess Jeff can’t play while McNeil’ing.

Robinson Cano – Hit the IL with a quad strain. He hurt himself running to first, which has him befuddled because he swears he warmed up properly before the game by doing laps, which means he wrapped himself in a Snuggie and had Mr. Met drive him around the park in the bullpen cart.

  1. Harley says:
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    Austin Riley … Just call him ROY!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are oh WHY!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Because he’s awesome, obviously, Previous Comment Grey

  2. Charlie says:
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    Dick butter LOL
    Great article, as always…

    Which side do you like more?
    Mitch Hanniger & Eduardo Rodriguez
    or
    Patrick Corbin & Victor Robles

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Corbin side

    • bigbear says:
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      Corbin/Robles

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      Agree with others

  3. Matt says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I have a dynasty league question for you-ten team, 32 man roster with 8 player milb team per player. HTH points favoring lower and pitching. I’ve been offered my Bieber for Yordan Alvarez. My pitching depth is really good (verlander, Scherzer, Berrios, Bieber, Montas, c-mart, stroman, Luchesi, stream spot) with my five Of spots filled with Soto, Cruz, Santana, and streamers. Is that fair value? I get the feeling that Alvarez is similar to Rhys with better batting average and I don’t want to miss out, but I love Bieber’s profile so much at a really young age! Please help! I’ll

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Bieber for me but it’s fair

      • Matt says:
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        Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. Brett says:
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    Currently have Yordon Alvarez and Willie Calhoun (IL) on my bench.. 12 team league

    Think i should hold onto them, or pick up one of the following.. just highest ceiling.

    Giolito
    Biggio
    Kevin Cron

    Thanks!

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      Drop Calhoun for Giolito

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giolito for Willie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. The knack says:
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    Is Matt kemp worth a speculative grab in a deep 20 team?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      For who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but for who is valid

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Loved the report, man.

    a. Can we call him Super Duper Garrett Cooper, you know like for the other Gary Cooper? Grey? You there?

    b. Didn’t start Giolito, I know great. But…as I said yesterday now I own a pitcher who is in must-start territory so that’s good news. Plus his next week two-starts should be useful. Hopefully (reverse jinx) he doesn’t get that hangover guys get after pitching a complete game.

    c. So Wander Suero dropped a load, who’s next in the Nats BP. Gotta be Guerra, right? Who else is there that is not on the IL or moving to the IL? Koda Glover, ‘member him? Bet the Nats’ front office wish they still had Kelley, right? I bet they wished they had even Joe Kelly!!

    d. Soto read Magoo’s article and got woke. No other logical explanation because he’s taken off since THAT article was published on this hallowed site and everyone knows that MLB players read razzball.

    e. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 24

    Buck Privates is a 1941 film about two men who enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training.

    Slicker Smith (Abbott): Throw your chest out! Go on! Throw your chest out!
    Herbie Brown (Costello): I’m not through with it yet!
    Slicker Smith (Abbott): Quiet!

    f. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike says:
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      Solid as always Grey.

      Can you grade my team? I know I’m in need of avg and most likey another arm but who should I drop/shop? 10 team H2H, 4 player keeper:

      Bats:. J. McCann, Hunter Dozier, albies, Segura, saurez, Brandon Lowe, Bergman, trout, Betts, mallex Smith, senzel, fraizer, hiura and Semien (bench)

      Arms:. Nola, darvish (I think he’s starting to right the ship), Ryu, paddock, Archer, minor, treinen, montas, will Smith, iglesias lucchesi

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I’d lose semien or lowe

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What a horror show! Nah, it’s not bad, how deep is that bench? One guy? I’d play Semien, lose Lowe — surprised Mallex is ownable in a 10 team league too tbh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. Sadly, I think I have already B. Yeah, agreed C. Barraclough is behind Doolittle, but it’s all kinds of bad there D. Magoo? E. That’s my favorite film by them F. You too!

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    CJ Cron took Votto’s starting job. Now his little brother might take his roster spot. Gott drop Votto, Reddick or Newcomb to activate him from an NA spot. I’m leaning Newcomb. I only grabbed him as insurance for Luke Jackson. But I don’t think he’s really a threat.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I don’t believe in Reddick. Newcomb is fine too though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Reddick

  8. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning Grey and DT,
    So I asked yesterday whether it was time to cut bait on Aguilar and pick up one of Hosmer, Kepler, Mazara. You guys suggested Hosmer but somebody beat me to it. So which of Kepler/Mazara would you grab? I like them both. Biggio is also available but I think he may be more of a reach.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Grab Biggio, Kepler and Mazara ain’t going to win you a championship

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  9. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    Drop alonso or marte for eloy/giolitio/matt olson. I feel like i know youll say no but have to ask. Alonso has suuuuucked for a month now (10 tm cat league).

    Stanks as always; great writeup!

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes 7 HRs in a month suuuuuuuucks. Wait, you mean Yonder Alonso? You can drop him for Eloy.

      • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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        Hes 50th rated 1b over the last month on yahoo. That aint good and its such a shallow league i feel like he might rot on my bench for here on out…im overreacting? Got thys as my main 1b who also has stunk. Missed out on bell bc was too timid to drop alonso two weeks ago.

        • Cram It says:
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          I’m not saying he’s been good, but 7 HRs is not suckage. And he’s not the 50th rated 1B in the last month. Clearly you have a thing for exaggerating.

          • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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            I def exaggerate a lot but actually filtered for 1b and last 30 days and lost count in the 40s right before his name. Not tryin to argue as i appreciate the advice.

            • Cram It says:
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              I’m not trying to argue either, but I know I usually come off that way!

              I counted him as 27th, but that’s neither here nor there.

              • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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                Weird, the rankings aren’t specific for league settings right? I just went back and hes 51 by my count. Either way thanks man, i knew the answer was hold.

        • Cram It says:
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          Rhys with Alonso as your backup 1B should be good…they just both happen to be slumping right now. And if Alonso is your backup, you could try Eloy.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      If it’s yonder and ketel then I’d grab eloy and giolito for them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it Yonder? Is it Ketel, Starling? I’m confused here

      • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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        Sorry bout that yall…starling marte and pete alonso. I only threw marte in there based on your blurb saying you werent a fan moving forward.

  10. M says:
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    Christian Walker or Kevin Cron? 15 teamer

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      Keep Walker. Maybe a steep learning curve for Cron

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. bacca72 says:
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    12 team obp

    Have mallex Smith, b Rodgers, hiura, yordan alvarez. Drop any for biggio or Kevin from?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Biggio for mallex

      • Bacca72 says:
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        Thank you!

        Sorry one more. Any thoughts on Hunter Dozier, I’ve been holding him while I add every rookie callup in the league but he is slumping. Drop for K. Cron or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Hold Dozier

  12. bacca72 says:
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    12 team 5×5 obp if it matters….

  13. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Oh no… McNeil’ing… That’s awful close to Tebowing… We’re doomed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  14. jose says:
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    Sonofabench on Giolito!

    Anyone know what SON had him at yesterday? I didn’t even look

    • BH says:
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      -16.7 if I remember correctly

      • jose says:
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        That’s believable. I would have guessed somewhere between -7 and -10 with Springer out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it was a tough start to, uh, start

  15. The Eye of Horus says:
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    Grey
    In a dynasty league, and I’d like to hear your prognostication. Over the last few days, I’ve dropped Smoak and picked up Tellez, Naylor, and K. Cron. I’m searching for the next generation 1B. Just for magic 8 ball value, who do you predict will become my main man, of those? Can include Smoak, even though I’ve let him go.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

      • The Eye of Horus says:
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        Thanks. Let’s hope at least one of these guys works out. I listened to the pro scouts instead of the fantasy pundits, and dropped N. Lowe. Time will tell if I was a fool or genius.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Chad Greene Opening for Yanks. True bullpen game but I like Nestor Cortes Jr. to get some bulk. Pirates a situation to monitor, they refused to name today’s starter last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Thanks!

  17. Thundergunn says:
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    Cooper, Frazier, Kevin Cron ROS?

    Roofied by Corbin Martin, SON was fooled too, droppable in 14 team mixed?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Frazier, Cron for me

      Depends on options but prob hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Is Corbin Martin a roofie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He can be a roofie, I don’t think he was a full-on roofie last night

      • Thundergunn says:
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        Just the tip?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty much

  19. Trickrey says:
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    I currently have B Rodgers in 12 tm 5×5 OBP league, would you drop for Sano?

    • Chucky says:
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      Might wanna hold onto Rodgers, and most any other Rox as well, as they have a 7 game home schedule vs less than dominating 6 RHPs. The calf injury to Blackmon might open up unfettered ABs for Tapia, Mcmahon and Rodgers.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  20. Kcc26 says:
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    Kyle Tucker is on fire in AAA! How are we feeling about his prospects for delivering any kind of real value this year? Playing in a 12 team mixed keeper league where he remains unstashed. I know he is pretty blocked and may or may not be behind Y.Alvarez (who I have in my NA slot), But wondering if he may be worth grabbing now as someone with a higher ceiling relative to other remaining prospects out there?

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      In a keeper league, I’d grab him. Though I don’t know much about the details of the league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Stash him if you have space

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Tucker and Yordan are next big call-ups

      • KCC26 says:
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        Yeah. I don’t REALLY have the space but live in perpetual FOMO since we can keep forever (each year at an average of the previous year’s round and the current year’s ADP). So always on the hunt for the next guy to pop and become an anchor for a few years at a steep discount.

        We only keep 6 though, so really only worth weathering the rookie trials and tribulations for guys with top 50 overall type upside.

        Currently rostering too many hitters:

        C Grandal
        1B Alonso
        2B Albies / La Stella
        SS Machado
        3B Muncy
        INF Dozier
        OF Acuna
        OF Benintendi
        OF Puig
        OF Robles
        Util A. Riley

        Bench: Choo, Cron (plus whichever 2b i sit)
        NA: Alvarez

        Find room for Tucker? Worth losing Choo to do it? Ive mostly been holding him to band-aid over Puig’s terribleness/injury AND because hes been good

        THANKS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Choo for Tucker

  21. Tony C says:
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    I Need a utility player replacement for Jeff McNeil preferably with 2b eligibility but not imperative. Please rank top 3 among Marwin Gonzalez, Dietrich, Kevin Cron, Fletcher, Forsythe, A. Diaz or Adames.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Adames, Cron, Marwin for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Marwin, kinda depends on needs

  22. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Hat tip to the guy on this site (Joey Bart maybe?) who wrote the sleeper post on Martin Perez before the season started. Not too many saw that coming.
    Guys been one of my most solid starters this year.
    *shoots a dirty look over at Walker Bueler and Zach Wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  23. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    10 Team 5×5 H2H Categories Keeper League

    1. Which one for 2019 upside and keeper value?

    C. Biggio or K. Cron?

    2. Another League: drop J. Donaldson for K. Cron?

    Thanks in advance

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Biggio
      2. I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Yelich was downing beers at the Bucks game last night?? Did you see him lean backwards like that? He’s out with back spasms!! Who bought him beer anyway or did he just use the old fake ID??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I didn’t see it, but that’s great… He’s the new Babe Ruth

  25. nightpandas says:
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    Happy Friday

    Is Bauer a good buy low in keeper right now?

    Thinking of countering an offer with Eloy for him

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      I think it’s fair, depending on your league. I would still want Eloy.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He’s a decent buy low but if want Eloy in a keeper

      • nightpandas says:
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        What about Riley instead of Eloy

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d do that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    Grey thanks for the write-up.

    A. Regarding Austin Riley, do you still prefer Eloy ROS and keeper?

    B. What kind of closer do you think I could get for him?

    C. Is asking for Kirby Yates too much?

    D. Drop Ketel Marte for Biggio or hold?

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      Prefer Eloy.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A. Eloy for both
      B/C. Yates works
      D. I’d try Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Eloy is the 2nd best prospect behind Vlad

      B. Agree with DT

      D. Meh, I’d prolly hold, Ketel hasn’t been bad

  27. Dave D says:
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    HaHa! I’m holding out for Chone Figgins Jr.

    • bigbear says:
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      Figgy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  28. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Awesome write-up as always.

    Do you drop any of Olson, Domingo Santana, Ohtani

    For La Stella or CJ Cron? Thanks!

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      I’d hold on all. It’s a long season.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Santana for Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana for Cron sounds fair

  29. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Yahoo 12 team 5×4 H2H

    Hold D. Murphy or drop for Vogelbach? I also have C. Santana, Puig, and Dahl?

    They all have been showing some signs of life, but was surprised to see Vogelbach available!

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Vogey over Santana since theres a large Rickie homeland about to begin

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Rickie homeland, rockie homestand…same difference

        • Cram It says:
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          Haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Yes, Rickie Homeland

  30. bigbear says:
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    Eloy or Sunday Santana ROS? Or Riley? Or Pence? I’m actually surprised these guys are on the wire (except Santana, he’s on my team). Not that it matters, but my rookie nookie is already strong on this team: Alonso, Vlad, Senzel, Tatis, and Dozier.

    Rhys Hoskins: Have you had a chance to watch him any? 2 Rs in the last 15 games. About the same amount of RBI too. It’s been nearly 3 weeks since an HR. In the same period, his BA slid from .290+ to .254. BABIP seems fine. ISO in line with last year. Improved BB/K. EV and LA seem fine. On paper, he seems like a good buy low opportunity given his rough 2-3 week stretch. Thoughts?

    Thanks for the Gio tip! Giolito that is! Grabbed him in both leagues a week or two ago (think it was when you first mentioned “breakout” referencing his stats). My staff in one league is Stras, Weaver, C Smith, Bieber, Ryu, Marquez, Flaherty, Paddack, Giolito, Peacock.

    That Trevor Richards changeup blurb got me thinking about my son’s little league game last night. The opposing pitcher would throw soft to get it over the plate, then crank it up occasionally with some issues. Essentially Richards uses his “changeup” like a little league pitcher. Next.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins is slumping, it happens to everyone — except maybe CJ Cron

      Nice on Gio!

      Ha, nice on the changeup!

  31. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Need to start 4 in h2h points league with bonuses for W’s & K’s (ER’s, H’s are brutal):

    1. Luke Weaver @ SF ($10.6)
    2. Kyle Hendricks vs. CIN ($4.2)
    3. Yu Darvish vs CIN ($12.9)
    4. Carrasco vs TB ($30.3)…I’d say no brainer on this one, but that W means a lot and CLE offense = not good.
    5. Spencer Turnbull @ NYM ($19)
    6. Domingo German @ KC ($14.9)
    7. I own Archer but SON Hates, I hate, and he plays the Dodgers. No way, right?

    Thinking Domingo German, Carrasco, Weaver, and Darvish are my best 4. Am I right?

    Thanks as always for the good stuff in the AM. Razzball has replaced cigs for my coffee pairing, thanks for saving my lungs!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes, the 4 you said

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saved your life!

      Agree with DT

  32. Alps says:
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    When Altuve comes back I have to make a drop
    10 team league
    Here are my options
    Haniger
    Mercado ( getting regular playing time)
    Eaton
    Hunter Dozier
    I really like all these guys
    I wanted to package 2 guys for a SP
    In 1st place so nobody will trade with me
    Help!!
    Thanks

    • Alps says:
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      Sorry 2nd question
      If i package Eaton and Dozier what SP could I target
      Thanks

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Depends on league but probably nobody too good…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eaton for me.

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Maybe like a Darvish type with his risk? Not sure

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks Grey
        Enjoy the long weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Cram It says:
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    What do you think about a stat called WRAP? It’s Whip + ERA. I mean, they have OPS, why not WRAP? Who do I contact to submit this and collect my million dollars? Fangraphs? Baseball Prospectus? Merriam-Webster? By the way, since when did it become Webster’s dictionary? Everyone says Webster’s dictionary….Merriam unwittingly got cut out of the English vernacular.

    • Robert Glade says:
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      Ha! Brilliant ! I would contact all of them and score a million from each. Except maybe instead of Merriam-Webster . I would just try to contact Merriam. Perhaps you can assist Merriam with making his comeback into the English vernacular with the WRAP creation.

      • Cram It says:
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        I could leverage that. “Hey Merriam, ya know, I could’ve gone to Webster with this, but maybe we can help each other out here.”

    • bigbear says:
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      I like the simplicity.

      Personally, I’d like to see some type of total bases allowed/WHIP ratio. WHIP has to do with the pitcher’s control and has nothing about what type of hit the pitcher is giving up. Total bases (or some derivative of it like average bases) would account for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you contacted your local City Hall yet? You need to trademark it, then patent, then we’ll get you on Shark Tank, where Mr. Wonderful will then take a royalty and you’ll say, “We have a deal,” then Robert will say, “I didn’t see that coming,” then WRAP will be in Bed, Bath and Beyond in the fall…

  34. Razz says:
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    Drop Olson or Dahl for Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  35. Robert Glade says:
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    Grey

    Happy Memorial day weekend

    Have a Sagnof question for you

    Please look into your crystal ball and rank for me the top three save getters out of this motley crew ROS:

    Alvarado, Kelly, Elias, Givens, Oberg , Neshek, Newcomb, Estevez

    As always thanks in advance

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alvardo, elias, oberg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, until ten minutes ago, I thought it was Memorial Day weekend next weekend

      Agree with DT

  36. The Other JC says:
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    1. Best IL stash? Position does not matter. More for trade value or to replace someone else I trade down the road: Yandy, Gennett, Heaney, Morrow, Ender, David Robertson, Betances, Calhoun, Seager. Saves and holds league.

    2. Any swaps off this wire list? Available Sunday: Mallex, Aguilar, Tapia, Desmond, Peacock, Romo, Avisail.

    Thanks!

    Ramos
    C Santana, J Turner, Riley
    Trea, Segura, Albies
    Bryant, Hoskins, Acuna, Mazara, Polanco
    Util: Chavis
    Bench: Myers (patience being tested but H2H league so trying to be patient)
    IL: Gennett
    Carrasco, Castillo, Bieber, Berrios, Kikuchi, Hill
    Parker, Robles, Strop, Neris

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Yandy or gennett
      2. I’d try peacock over strop and tapia over myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Heaney, Scooter 2. Agree with DT

  37. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league with $30 FAAB. How much are you spending on Biggio?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      $4-5 if you really want him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How much do you need him?

  38. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H points league where every offensive stat is just 1pt and strikeouts are -.5

    Top 2 from – Hunter Pence, Domingo Santana, Austin Riley, Hunter Dozier?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Riley, Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Slowmez says:
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    I too have a sickness for upside.

    Swap A Rosario or Piscotty for one of Biggio, K Cron or Tucker? (I already have Yordan stashed)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Biggio over Rosario for me and Tucker over piscotty if you can afford to stash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — or Cron over Piscotty

  40. rhodyballer says:
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    Profar or K. Cron

    Alavarado or L. Jackson

    Thanks!

    12-Team 5×5

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Drop senor roofie – Corbin Martin for either of the CLs?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Profar, Alvarado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — can lose Corbin

  41. Dean Kongslie says:
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    Kevin Cron or Sano in an OBP league?

    Also is it fair to start dropping someone like David peralta who is good but maybe lacks the upside (since your sell post) for more flyer types if my hitting is stacked already?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sano for me.

      Flyer types like who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see Cron or Sano depending on league size, prolly Cron if you’re asking

      Or is it fliers?

      • Dean Kongslie says:
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        Yea it would be cron or sano for peralta – 12 team

  42. Matt says:
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    Drop miggy for a dice roll on Cron? Miggy isn’t hitting for any power and is pretty replaceable at this point….unless you see some kind of rebound coming anyways.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

  43. crenshaw07 says:
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    Would you start Lucchesi @ Tor vs. Trent Thornton? SON says 3.3. I’m in a close H2H matchup…need the Ks & W without all of the nasty stuff. Also did Rudy decide on a term for the pitcher following the opener?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy like The Middler the best, which was mine, so I don’t know what to do

      • Lindorphins says:
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        I guess it was just a more confusing tangential reference to your existing name, but I thought the Bette might take it down like George did her.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTYyFdGs2Q4

        If you’re starting from scratch, could ask if he likes “The String A-Long”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rudy is not gonna like it, but I can try

          • Lindorphins says:
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            Haha ok. The Middler’s pretty good, not sure why it isn’t catching on. “Middle” obviously, then puns the zaniness of it. Seems fine.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let’s make The Middler work!

  44. Manana says:
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    It sounds like Strop could be back this weekend. Do you think he immediately takes over as the closer, or should I hold onto Cishek?

    • Cram It says:
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      There’s no reason to drop Cishek until things shake out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Cishek can stay closer, but who knows

  45. manormachine? says:
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    Trade Bassit for one of the following or hold?

    Canning
    Musgrove
    Pablo Lopez

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Id want musgrove

    • manormachine? says:
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      or Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, kinda coin flips — I guess Musgrove

  46. Another Dan says:
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    Excellent stuff as usual,

    Been offered Jose Ramirez for Luke Voit.

    I know Ramirez is struggling. But I could do with some SB. And I only have Muncy at 2B, so this would give me some flexibility. Should be accepting right ?

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

      • Another Dan says:
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        Thanks Cram It.

        Looked an obvious accept, wondered if i was missing anything.

        Best wishes,

        Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with Cram

  47. Steve says:
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    DT, why do you like Biggio over K Cron? Cron’s numbers are video-game like and he doesn’t strike out. Biggio looks pretty pedestrian. Plus Cron has more HR than Yordan. He looks like he’s ready to hit the ground running.

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m assuming Grey likes Cron more too because Biggio is the lead, not Cron. Maybe PT issues.

      • Cram It says:
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        I meant likes Biggio more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different guys, but in a vacuum I do prefer Biggio

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like em both, but Biggio has the power/speed combo going for him and I think his playing time is there out of the gates. Plus he has 2B eligibility.

      That said, Cron is absolutely mashing, could easily see him taking the 1B job away from Walker and running with it. I’d own both guys..they should have high floors due to the on base skills.

      • Steve says:
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        Thanks. I looked over Biggio again and he’s more than pedestrian. He’s been hitting well for the milb season. Cron has been on another level the last 10 games though.

        I get why you like him more. It will be interesting to see how Cron does out of the gate. They certainly didn’t call him up to sit him (I hope). If they did, it seems to be an NL West affliction.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cron has to compete with Walker for ABs

    • LenFuego says:
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      Cron is over 26 years old — 2 years and 2 months older than Biggio. Arizona’s foot-dragging about calling him up tends to mean that their front office is skeptical about how Cron will perform in the majors, or at least more skeptical than Toronto’s is about Biggio.

      There are late bloomers though, and there are front offices that are just wrong – if you like Cron (and his power profile does look pretty tasty if it will translate from minors to majors), go for it … it is your team and your decision.

  48. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi, would you add Josh Naylor or Kevin Cron? Probably don’t have space for both guys (other alternatives to drop are Stripling, Julio Urias, Lucchesi, B. Rodgers). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  49. jayrod says:
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    I went and grabbed K Cron the Kronic, duuudee I hope this pays off man.. over Biggio..

    Trade Analyzer for an AL ROTO 5×5 8tm
    Mike Leake and Brett Gardner for Justin Smoke is about right on the money even.

    What size you like more?

    Hot diggity dog have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend my man! And all of Razzball nation!!
    -Jayrod

    • jayrod says:
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      What side****

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am a size medium

      I prefer Gardner side

      Thanks, you too!

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Schmedium?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like schmendrick? Meh

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Medium sized shirt, that’sobviously too small.

            Too Small + Medium = Schmedium.

            • Hebrew Hammer says:
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              Pronounced “Schmeeedium”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Like median?

                • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                  Any item of clothing that is to small for the individual to wear. Example:

                  “Llyod loves wearing that schmedium jacket that looks like a halter top on him.”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Now you’re losing me, why is it related to a small item of clothing? Some Middlers go 5-6 IP

                    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                      Not a baseball reference. Nm LOL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

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

    Is the drop Biggio,Lucchesi or Rodgers?

    K Cron over Biggio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

      Lucchesi

      No, but different things

  51. Corks says:
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    My Boyd and Segura for his Sexy Dr.Pepper. I have Trea Turner and Brendan Rodgers as backup for SS.
    Does Soto turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto is already turning it around

      • Corks says:
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        So, Boyd & Segura good trade for Soto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Soto, it’s fair

  52. J says:
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    La Stell or Biggio?

    7×7. (+BB, +OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Biggio, but more risk

  53. t slice says:
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    I have domingo santana in a 12 team roto and I also have stanton, acuna, puig, hoskins, bellinger, eloy, g polanco, voit, and matt olson with yordan alvarez stashed all rotating in my OF , 1b/3b/ utility spots.

    Is it crazy to drop santana for maybe andrew Heany? I am hurting for SP and my leaguemates won’t bite on santana for anyone. Can this be an addition by subtraction situation? I also have brendan rodgers and cavan biggio that i just picked up with murphy, mondesi and nicky lopez in those 2b/ss spots. It is impossible to make any moves trade wise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  54. Talent Show says:
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    12 tm dynasty lge. Weekly 5×5 cats. Would u trade my Taylor trammell and hunter dozier for Frankie Montas?? My pitching needs help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  55. William Hung says:
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    That Kiermaier HR was a crazy inside the parker that caused Martin and Mercado to crash into each other and Mercado looked like he seriously injured his knee. Both players were a bit shaken up, but stayed in the game… Mercado wasn’t even moving on the ground for a good few minutes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I read that and spaced on including it… I did remove Mercado from Buy column tho

  56. SallyCips says:
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    {Sigh} I let Bieber go a couple weeks back for Domingo because I needed a LF and boy am I regretting it.

    Should I wipe my hands of it, and drop him for Cron or Biggio? (I have Lowe for LF anyhow, he was being benched at the time of the trade, ugh)

    Or drop Ketel? I don’t have too many droppable spots currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you can hold

      • SallyCips says:
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        OKIE DOKIE. Grazie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    Grey, humble thanks for giolito heads up couple weeks ago. Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  58. DonnieB says:
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    Who is the drop: Rodgers,Biggio or K Cron? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  59. rafi says:
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    I need some good nickname for the Cron brothers since I have both of them. Cron jobs is too unix geek specific…

    Also, should I drop Mercado (or Nunez or Dietrich or Urshela) for Bryan Reynolds or just sit tight? Reynolds feels very legit to me, though in that lineup and park that might not mean much.

    Currently leaning towards sitting tight and monitoring while he’s up against tough Dodgers pitching this weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cronerfields, bc they get no respect… Watch when Cron rides bench for Walker

      Go with Reynolds, Mercado is hurt

  60. crimedog says:
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    Great stuff Grey looking forward to the buy column. Couple questions

    1) can you please rank. Yandy Diaz, sano, Kevin cron

    2) drop odor for cavin ?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sano, Cron 2. Sure

  61. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, Grey.

    As I sit avoiding final exam grading, I’m looking for some help.

    While I had Conforto and Andrus on the DL, I picked up Riley and Hiura, thinking I could flip them in a package deal for SP or key bat, but no dice so far. With both injured guys about to come back, WWGD? DT? Here’s the rest of my “Dahli Lamas” bats on our 10 team HH, OPS, k’s negative league. Who’s worth keeping? Riley seems must keep now. Dozier and Hiura seem the most dispensable, and I picked McMahon back up, thinking I sniffed a streak, but I’m spinning wheels and I think one of my seniors may have dosed me on their last day. Which two would you slice, but hope they don’t help an asshole friend win?

    C: Lucroy
    1: H to the Rizzo
    2: Merrifield
    3: H. BullDozier
    SS: Bregman
    CI: McMahon
    MI: Hiura
    OF: Buxton
    OF: Dahl
    OF: Riley
    OF: Cutch
    U: Showtani
    BN: K. Davis

    Cheers, and Happy Friday,

    TM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give all the kids an A and go to the beach!

      I’d lose McMahon and Hiura 1st, but hate to lose Hiura

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, brotha. Yeah. Gonna try a few more offers, then McMahon will be first to get diced. Enjoy your weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

          • Teacher Man says:
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            One more: drop Dozier for Sano?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s close, I like Dozier still

              • Teacher Man says:
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                Word.

                Cheers

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  62. Justin Ralph says:
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    Jerry Crasnick is reporting that Toronto is deep in negotiations with the Reds to acquire Taylor Trammel. No comment from Alan Trammel on this but it could get awkward.

    So we have a three player minor league roster. We can bring any of them up for a last round pick the following year. My roster is Hiura, Bichette and Taylor Trammel. Riley is still available. Is he worth picking up in place of Trammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      Pick up Riley

  63. Aardvark says:
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    Who did you like more villar or profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  64. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Do I want Wheeler or Bieber ROS in a league that uses QS? Wheeler’s stats look good if you don’t start him against the Nats. :-) I Jane an offer of either for Albies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  65. Pyrrhic Victory says:
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    J. Urias was dropped in a QS league, and am in dire need of starting pitching. Am fine for relievers. Worth making a big FAAB bid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias won’t get any QS — is he even in the rotation?

      • Pyrrhic Victory says:
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        Not currently, and the team might further penalize him for his domestic issues. Was thinking he’d be more of a stash, but too many red flags. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. DrewwwChainz says:
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    Drop Votto for K Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  67. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Moved from 6 overall to 4th in the RCL league . I’m # 1 in hitting by 11 points, and went from 12 to 9th in pitching.

    Mostly by dumping starters and adding relivers it got my innings pitched down, uppped saves K’s and lowered ERA.. Still got some work to do.

    This league is much harder than the others i am in.

    Thanks for all the tips DT and Grey. and Evil Knebel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  68. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty? league? should I trade? Vi?dal Brujan for Jon Lester? Could use another pitch???er.??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I don’t know, need more context, prolly not

  69. pinkman says:
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    Reading advice from the Razzball comment section can be a double-edged sword. 90% of the advice is spot-on and wins me leagues, but three people saying yesterday to sit Giolito @HOU gave me some serious cold feet. Sonuvabench!

    The blame lies with #1, I have no illusions about that. Plus I still own the guy for the rest of the year so I can’t complain too much.

    Does Rudy think Giolito gets a bump in SON now that he’s shown he’s worth his salt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move was to bench Giolito in HOU, can’t knock that, HOU’s offense is insane

  70. Bat Flip says:
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    Do you believe Bell legit at this point or is he a sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit of a sell high

  71. Lindorphins says:
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    In 12-team H2H keeper league where you can keep up to four each season, which side do you prefer?

    Hoskins/Carpenter/Biggio
    or
    Eloy/Muncy/Vogelbach

    Also, Dahl or Eloy ROS and as keepers?

    Thanks guys!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      Eloy

  72. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Shallow 10-team 5×5 roto league questions for ya, lowercase yay! For all questions, just looking for most value, no specific category needed.
    1) Schoop or Profar?
    2) Plz rank for me…Tapia, Soler, Joc, Kepler, Avisail
    3) Obviously depends on matchups with these guys I assume, but in a vacuum, who we like more moving forward, Ed Rod, Porcello, K Gibson?
    Thanks Grey, and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Profar

      2. Soler, Tapia (in Coors)

      3. Matchups…Porcello, Gibson

      You too!

  73. Matty says:
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    In an OPS dynasty do you like Biggio over Odor or Nicky Lopez?
    Any more faith in Christian Walker? Should I be moving on in a dynasty league?
    Thanks. Looking forward to this afternoon’s post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Odor — no faith in Christian, hehe

  74. Barry says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Strahm/Gausman or Whit? 6×6 QS and OPS Redraft

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit

  75. William Hung says:
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    My league is trying mad hard to prevent me from 4-peating – this trade just went through: My main competition got DeGrom for Ken Giles – with the justification being a “needs based” trade. I like to believe the Fantasy Gods have a way of correcting trades like this, so we’ll see…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a terrible trade

      • William Hung says:
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        Trying hard to go after the king – i just need my bats to get hot. I faced a hot Kris Bryant and Josh Bell last week, while this week it’s death by a 1000 cuts… just about every player on my opponents team has at least 1 HR: Realmuto, Pete Alonso, La Stella, Acuna, Rosario, Vlad Jr. and Chapman. Past 2 out of 3 weeks, I’ve faced teams who went on a power binge. The upside is that my counting stats are pretty good for a .220 BA… I’m only down 7 Rs, 5 HRs, and 16 RBIs. Figure once I get that BA up to where it should be, the counting stats will follow. But after that trade, I’m fired up to scorch these fools

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that trade is really bad

          • DonnieB says:
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            Yeah. My main competitor just got Betts for deGrom and Montas. Ugh.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s at least fairish

  76. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points league:

    1) D. Santana or H. Pence?

    2) Top 3 from: Giolito, Woodruff, Lester, Caleb Smith, Boyd, Odorizzi?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Domingo 2. Smith, Giolito, Boyd

  77. kilkennybrian says:
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    Kyle Tucker is avail in two of my 10 teamers. Roster spots are valuable. Do you think he’s worth the stash? Not sure if he will be up in the next few weeks of next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, stash

  78. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    10 Team 5×5 H2H Categories Keeper League

    Have 2 catchers on my Team bc I couldn’t decide who to keep/drop.

    W. Ramos or O. Narvaez ROS?

    Who’s the drop for either K. Tucker stash or K. Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      Tucker

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Thanks man. Love this site and all you do. Have a great weekend

        • Brett says:
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          Ditto this!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  79. kilkennybrian says:
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    Are we done with ERod in 10-12 team leagues as a hold? Is he a streamer now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m done for now

  80. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    The last 3 M.Perez starts were pretty MEH and his 4.30 xFIP scares me a lot.
    Would you drop him for one of these?

    Tyler Mahle
    Lynn
    Matz
    Lyles (I like him a lot, but yesterday was awful)
    Peacock
    Odorizzi

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  81. Earl says:
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    Guy just offered me Manny Machado and Adam Jones for my Victor Robles and Nelson Cruz.

    I think the answer to this is hold and keep Robles and Cruz??

    I was surprised to see according to Trade Analyzer that Victor Robles ($18+), Manny Machado ($19+) and Cruz ($20+) were all valued around the same. How is that??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles is undervalued

      • Earl says:
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        Are you saying that Robles is then worth more than Manny or Nelson Cruz?

        How would you rank Them (Robles, Manny, Cruz)??

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Robles over Cruz

          • Earl says:
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            sorry to be so literal but where does Manny rank then compared to Robles and Cruz??

            Thanks man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Robles, Cruz

  82. Hepcat13 says:
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    One more question for the week: Time to drop Eduardo Rodriguez? (I was offered Gio Gonzalez or John Means)

    Or still holding but benching?

    Thanks! Have a Greyt memorial day weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop EdRod

      You too!

  83. Trickrey says:
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    Which side do you prefer in 12 tm 5×5 OBP:

    Team A gets: Pete Alonso and Dahl
    Team B gets: Joey Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  84. rhodyballer says:
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    Tapia just hit the WW.

    Drop C. Martin for him? He’d just be a bench bat as I have Profar in my UTIL spot.

    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Yo Grey,
    Bell is murdering pitches, data incoming… was going to drop my post here but it got huge… how do i submit it to you for Razz article?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is the email you use to comment your real email? If so, I can reach out over that

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        yes it is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Emailing you now, keep eye in spam folder if you don’t see it

  86. Paddack The Undertaker says:
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    What’s Paddack’s trade value in a dynasty for other arms or bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 20 bat, don’t trade arms for arms

  87. First Time Callet says:
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    My team is pretty good and is likely to reach the playoffs come Sept in a H2H league, 12 teamer.

    With a focus of building a great late season roster, do I trade Myers for Eloy or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I want Eloy, it’s not close

  88. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    My first loss of season happening this week, most likely.

    Might as well start Luchessi @Toronto?

    Thankyou have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May as well then I guess

      You too!

  89. toolshed says:
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    Bradley jr, kiermaier or Abigail Garcia ros? Garcia has been hot, kiermaier healthy now, Bradley homered in back to back games, is this a start of his usual hot streak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abigail

  90. JP says:
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    Which 2 of these hitters would you keep?

    G. Polanco, A. Hicks, La Stella, H. Dozier,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Polanco

  91. DonnieB says:
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    My gut says Tucker might be better than Hiura,Rodgers,Biggio,Cron. All but Vlad and Eloy. Is it just indigestion or a reasonable bit of intuition and wishful thinking. Currently have Rodgers and Biggio. Would you drop Odor and start Biggio to stash Tucker? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re right… Vlad, Eloy, Tucker, Yordan…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, you can drop Odor

  92. schoolboy P says:
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    Similar to DonnieB’s inquiry, would you drop Odor for Biggio? Or do you think Odor will get hot ??

  93. Steve says:
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    Who do you like better for speculative saves, that won’t break my ratios, Britton or N Anderson (or a coin flip)? Feels like it’s better to have the setup guy on the better team, right?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  94. DonnieB says:
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    Kingery was a great prospect a year or two ago. Could he be a guy this year and going forward you would keep over a Biggio or Rodgers? Kingery seems to getting playing time. Would you go Biggio and Rodgers over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, if Maikel or ODB are benched indefinitely

  95. Mex says:
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    Guy is offering up J Ram for a pitcher…I could use a bat…which of these(if any) would be a best fit for him: Bauer
    Ryu
    C. Smith
    Flaherty
    Weaver
    Giolito
    Fried

  96. Sad Keanu says:
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    I need SB help. Would you trade Soto ($1)/Syndergaard ($10) for Acuna ($1)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. Mex says:
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    My apologies if this a duplicate post.

    14 team, mixed Roto.

    An owner has put J ram on the block…I need a bat and he is looking for a pitcher…which of these(if any) would be a fair offer for him:

    Bauer
    Ryu
    C. Smith
    Flaherty
    Giolito
    Weaver
    Fried

    Thanks.

  98. Brett says:
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    Grey can you please help me.

    12 team league with category for holds and another for saves.

    Current relievers Chapman Parker leclerc Pressly Brasier. I have c mart on my Il spot. Would you cut Brasier to activate c mart or should I just keep c mart stashed in my il and stick with Brasier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. Earl says:
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    1) would you give Nelson Cruz to get Manny Machado?

    2) would you give Robles to get Machado?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      Yes

  100. Thundershoe says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey!

    A. What’s your feeling about Ohtani (batter) right now? Would you stand pat with him and be patient with him getting warmed up? Would you take Biggio, Kepler, or Vogelbach over him?

    B. I have Clevinger and Glasnow on the DL. When they’re healthy, who among P. Lopez, Luchessi, and E-Rod would you continue to roster?

    B2. Though their recoveries are reportedly going well, I’m concerned about Clevinger and Glasnow not being able to get back to the levels they were at when they were injured. Even moreso, I’m dreading the purgatory of them coming back but not being truly healthy but pitching through it. What’s your feeling on these two at the moment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Lucchesi 2. Clevinger sounds ok, no faith in Glasnow

  101. Grey

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

  102. matt says:
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    10 team ESPN Roto Standard

    Trying to figure out Biggio, Rodgers, or Hiura?

    Have Rogers/Hiura on majority of teams.

    • Grey

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

  103. Grey

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

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