The Rangers called up their super-prospect, Nomar Mazara (3-for-4 and a solo homer).  That’s super *prospect*, Hillary Clinton fans.  Don’t worry, not the word that is also a title of an Arnie, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura movie.  How is that trifecta not in more movies?  I wanna see ACJ in everything!  This Mazara call up is happening a lot faster than I thought it would.  As the Story one did and the Max Kepler one and the Mallex Smith one (which I’ll go over in the post) and others.  Maybe clubs read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  I started to read it, got to the first chapter, “Put first things first,” skipped to the third chapter about being proactive, grew bored and never finished it.  Feels like the days of Super Twos and June call-ups are behind us, right?  Not answer, but to ruminate.  I gave you a Nomar Mazara prospect post back in November of last year where I said, “He won’t struggle to hit .220.  He won’t be a liability anywhere.  He kinda reminds me of a young Matt Holliday, though from the other side of the dish.  I watched some of his YouTube highlights and he doesn’t struggle to hit balls a long way, but also doesn’t look like a fat turd that can’t make it to first.  I’m no scout, but watching him makes me think this is what scouts call sexy.  I’ve seen him compared to Miguel Cabrera.  Okay, no one is Miguel Cabrera until they are Miguel Cabrera, if you catch my drift, but Mazara doesn’t look like a guy that is going to disappoint.  .280 with 30 homers a season for many years, that’s what he profiles as.”  And that’s me quoting me!   I grabbed him in every league where he was available.  For now, he’s just filling in for Shin-Soo Choo, who is out four to six weeks with a strained calf, but I could see Mazara staying up and producing.  Think Stephen Piscotty-type numbers, 20 HRs, .275, and a few steals.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Yu Darvish – Will throw BP on Wednesday.  Figured I’d tell you.  Or as Alanis Morissette would say, Yu oughta know.

Robinson Chirinos – Out for 10 to 12 weeks with a fractured forearm.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!  Taking over full-time duties will be Bryan Holaday.  Uh-oh, Rangers.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  When the CHiPS are down, there’s Estrada.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, his 2nd of the weekend.  Apparently, his calf is feeling all better. so don’t have a cow, man.

Carl Crawford – Hit the DL with old.  The doctors are saying there’s no cure.  The doctors are just hiding the cure until someone repels Obamacare.  Truth!  Scott Van Slyke and Trayce Thompson (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) should both get an uptick in playing time.  Thompson is the more interesting of the two, and not simply because he can’t use a men’s room in Georgia due to his first name.  Thompson has 15-homer, 20-steal ability, and Van Slyke might be nursing an injury.  Developing situation!

Scott Kazmir – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Yeah, that looked more like the result of his diminished velocity than the first start.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks as he pitchslapped Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time Kershaw gave up a homer and said, “That bum,” where it could be considered a pun.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Glad to see he bounced back from Sandoval’s swing on Saturday.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 6 ER.  Seems like old times.  Or at least 2nd half of last year times.

Nick Swisher – Signed with the Yankees.  He was in his prime ten years ago?  Check.  And that’s all the Yankees needed to see, mate.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-2, 1 RBI and his 1st homer.  To all of those who didn’t believe in Yelich, he’d just like to say “Ground ball rate this?!”  Then his super-hot mom asked him to apologize to everyone.  The Yelichs don’t talk like that.  Not while they’re living under their super-hot mom’s roof.

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This is interesting (not interesting).  The Stream-o-Nator liked Ross’s start yesterday vs. the Marlins more than his next start vs. the Braves.  I’d still start Ross there.  Cust kayin’.

Ender Inciarte – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring, which made room for Mallex Smith.  Which brings me to.  Dot dot dot.

Mallex Smith – The speedy outfielder was called up.  Mallex Smith reminds me of the X-rated movie theater next to the mall.  If he could steal bases like I stole glances at the screen.  Good thing for Mallex that no one could ID him since steals ain’t got no face.  I’d pick him up in all leagues, just in case Inciarte’s injury is a season Ender (bam!).  I grabbed Drew Stubbs (1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run) in one very deep league, and it would not surprise me to see him get increased playing time too with Mallex platooning.

Jeremy Hazelbaker – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal.  I like how in the matter of two games Hazelbaker has usurped Grichuk in left field.  Do the Cardinals have to show the world they can make it harder for themselves and still do well?  Is it written somewhere the Cardinals have to have one outfielder every year come out of nowhere?  Is this a deal made between the devil and Ryan Ludwick?  Who is Jeremy Hazelbaker?!  I got questions, y’all!

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Carpenter really nailed that one.

Adam Wainwright – 5 IP, 5 ER.  After the game, Wainwright phoned into the Braves’ sports radio station and just said, “No, no, no, no, no,” for fifteen minutes until the segment was over.

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  If you only have 60 to 65 innings in a year, that’s not a bad way to spend six of them.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Not saying these two are related but right after F-Her finished there was a shot by Semien.

Max Kepler – Dannys Antana hit the DL this weekend and the Twins called up their top outfield prospect, Max Kepler.  At six-four, Kepler is the world’s largest elf.  Will Ferrell could play him in a movie.  Prospector Ralph said this preseason, “Max brings a little bit of everything to the table.  He looks like a future points league star to me, and some one that will occupy 3-4 OF status in 12-team mixed leagues for years to come.  He gets on base, doesn’t strikeout much, and has some power/speed upside.  Speaking of upside, I’d like to smack Grey upside his head.”  Hey, what’s the big idea?  Kepler didn’t start yesterday, but it wouldn’t shock me to see him show OBP skills and take over an outfield spot.  Right now, he’s a defensive replacement, 4th outfielder and wait-and-see in shallower mixed leagues.

Eduardo Nunez – 4-for-4, 1 RBI and his 1st steal as he filled in for Plouffe.  Another fill-in for Plouffe is “plop.”

Edinson Volquez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Just like it’s an unwritten law that if your friend dies, you delete his internet history for him.  With Edinson, the unwritten law is you have to put Edinson back on waivers after his start.  Good or bad.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Moistasskiss!

Adam Jones – Missed last four games with oblique.  Serious question, Jones or Piscotty?  Is it close?

Manny Machado – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  In the preseason, I was thinking about how it was odd that Machado is a 30/20/.300 guy at short but was never in the discussion for the top three overall.  Maybe I thought it rather than wrote it because that shizz is boring.  Hit the snooze alarm, Grey’s not far enough disengaged from reality!

Hyun-soo Kim – 2-for-3, 1 run in his first major league start.  After he refused to go the minor leagues, the Orioles should’ve messed with him.  Sent him out to left field, then had him do a defense adjustment until he was standing six inches from the outfield wall, facing it.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Vance Worley – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This Rays-Orioles matchup was billed as a Laugh-In reunion with Jo Anne Worley and Ruth (Odor)Buzzi.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-3 and his 3rd home run.  Be interesting if MLB steps in and tries to get Dickerson to stop his pre-at-bat ritual.  He gets in the batter’s box and pushes the dirt together until he’s standing a mile high to simulate Coors.

Cody Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Final line wasn’t awful, but unless you’re in a league with categories like “Final Line Wasn’t Awful,” I’d avoid for his next start, and the Stream-o-Nator agrees.

A.J. PollockDiamondbacks are saying he could be done for the year.  I’ll up their could and say will.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Au Shizz!

Socrates Brito – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Could be the beginning of a hot schmotato run, but it’s too early to say if it’ll be every day that Brito-play.  Mmm, Doritos.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was pitchslapped by Jake Arrieta ( 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks). How’s that going not listening to me when I told you not to draft him?  Good?  Cool.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  With Schwarber out for the year with his Austin City Limits– What?  Oh.  My intern tells me ACL doesn’t stand for that.  Any hoo!  Soler should be owned in every league.  No idea, and slightly doubt, Maddon just plays him every day when Baez is healthy, but it’s worth it to find out while Soler is on your team.

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  And I just dropped him before this start.  Damn, I was figuring Velasquez would struggle to find run support, and struggle with his command, and struggle to stay on my team.  I’m wearing a ‘I’m With Stupid’ t-shirt and it’s point up at my face.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  So far he’s looked like a bargain for NL-Only leagues, and not exactly like someone I want in shallower mixed leagues.  I’m still cyclops’ing him though, just in case, which sounds like and is similar to Juan Nicasio.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save in as many games.  That was all the Phillies really needed for a guy to claim the job.  You figure if Gomez blows the next save opportunity, he’ll get one more chance after that.  Then if he saves that one, he’ll get another two or three chances.  Considering the Phils take a few days between save opportunities, this could mean Gomez could be the closer for at least a few weeks, if not a month.   In honor of Jeanmar, the Phils fans should shower him with wild strawberries.  Outside of deeper mixed leagues, I’d lose the other Phils relievers you were hoping would get saves.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  At least I think it was Odubel.  May have been Whoopi Herrera

Jacob deGrom – Will miss his next start because his lat is still sore.  His wife is about to give birth, which could also wreck havoc on his schedule.  Like waking up at four in the morning for a poopie check and holding a napkin over his wife’s boob while she’s breastfeeding when all he wants to do is eat his granola and check his fantasy team.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Yoesnis attributed the homer to riding to the stadium in his good luck vehicle, an Igloo on wheels.  Not an igloo like a house made of ice, but a giant cooler like you bring to the beach.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Imagine a book with pages that go on and on and on, but instead of pages, they’re home runs.  That’s The Trevorending Story.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4 and two homers (2, 3).  The other day I was wondering if Selena Gomez goes by SelGo.  Could someone find out for me?  Thanks.

Ryan Raburn – 1-for-1 and his 2nd homer.  Member a few years ago Drew Stubbs was on the Rockies, had a top 40 outfielder season and only played half the games?  That’s where Raburn is headed.

Tyson Ross – Hit the DL with shoulder inflammation.  And…that’s the end of his season.  You think I’m joking, but the last pitcher to have shoulder inflammation that didn’t lead to disastrous results was when Don Drysdale got Botox in his shoulder after he went “all Hollywood” and starred in The Brady Bunch.  Obviously, you DL Ross if you can, but I don’t have major optimism about shoulder problems with pitchers, especially ones that toss more sliders than a chef at a gastropub.

Yangervis Solarte – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  Geez, that’s a shame, he’s the Padres 2nd best hitter.  They will use Adam Rosales in his place.  Fortunately, Rosales is also the Padres 2nd best hitter.  It’s a 24-way tie for 2nd place.

Raisel Iglesias – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Through two starts he’s done me better than Archer, Corbin, Pineda, Severino, really, you name it.  Iglesias is making me a believer.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4 and his 4th homer, 2nd homer in as many games.  The good thing about early-season hot schmotatoes is you own them, and can continue to do so all year if they keep it up.  The bad news, you’re more hesitant about dropping an early season schmotato, after falling in love with him.

Tim Melville – 4 IP, 1 ER as he made his first start with the Reds.  Melville had to interrupt his writing of a novel about Bartolo Colon.

Jimmy Nelson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Looked decent now through two starts, but it won’t get easier in his next start (@PIT).  Then again, his home park is difficult too.  Yeah, no walks in the park for Nelson.  Then again, he gave up four walks in the park yesterday.  Aw, geez, I don’t know.  Nap time!  *claps hands*  I’m back!

Tyler White – 0-for-3 and a home run on Friday and Saturday.  I also told you to grab him in Friday’s Buy.  Now, I’m saying seriously, grab him.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners (6 BBs), 8 Ks.  Is he now going for the Mad Magazine Cy Yuck award?

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3 and a slam (1) and legs (4).  For the slam and legs, they let Altuve order off the kids’ menu.

Preston Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 2nd home run.  Tucker hasn’t been playing every day, so he’s risky in most mixed leagues.  Fun fact!  A popular pre-transition transgender name is Presto Tucker.

 
  1. RJ says:
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    Grabbed Nomar for $2 in FAAB 2 nights ago, I’m pumped!!

    Give me your thoughts on this Grey, please.
    12-team, roto 6×6 (OPS and QS, K/9 instead of K’s), keeper league. You can keep 3 guys the next year in the round you drafted them in, this year.

    So I drafted Trevor Story in the 18th round…I was ready to keep him after one week! (Trevor Story in the 18th round in 2017…yes please) Then I got offered this trade: Story for Kluber. I accepted it right away. Did I make the right decision?

    My team after the trade:
    C. Hundley
    1B. Rizzo
    2B. Schoop
    3B. Franco
    SS. Suarez
    CI. Pujols
    MI. Segura
    OF. Marte, Upton, Cain, DeShields, Pederson
    UTIL. Mazara
    BN. Mallex Smith, Castellanos

    SP. Arrieta, Kluber, Syndergaard, Salazar, Rodon, Pineda, Taijuan Walker, Berrios, Manaea
    RP. Rodney
    DL. Darvish

    Tell me Grey, did I make the right the decision by ditching Story for Kluber?!? Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @RJ: I’d want Kluber

      • jhan23 says:
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        @Grey: Is Story a must sell at his current value? The kid can’t keep this up…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, get something good

        • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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          @jhan23: If he kept “this” up he would be the greatest fantasy baseball player to have ever lived, the equivalent of Mike Trout and Barry Bonds combined, minus the steals, plus the SS eligibility. Also, in most leagues a guy on a great short tear is not going to get you a Kluber. So I would suggest, if you can get a great return, go for it, but don’t sell just to sell. If Story can play at even 1/3 to 1/2 of what he is doing, he will still be a top 5 SS, not bad for someone you either drafted late, or grabbed as a FA in the Spring.

  2. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, in a 12 team h2h category league would you drop fowler for soler or hold? Thanks bud.

  3. yerpa derpa says:
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    Incredibly unsexy roster question…

    Sv+Hold league gotta cut one of Storen, Casilla, Madson to adjust for injuries. Who gets the chop?

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great Grey! Masterful work, like Masterson when he was good in CLE and catcher’s were framing his breaking balls with acumen.

    a. Loved the Melville reference! Even you have to admit that Fartolo made a great over-the-back catch even if it was in a losing effort versus Velasquez on Saturday. Tough luck for the great white whale.

    b. No love for Inaction Jackson in your blurb today? Incredible. He moved up to the leadoff spot, I got to say not a useful acquisition by the southside Chisox.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 11)

    Horatio: ‘The tide’s rising (queue the sunglasses) and we have a sinking crime scene.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

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

      Earnestly,
      G.A.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! B. Yeah, could be worthwhile grab C. Hahaha

  5. Ryan says:
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    12 team H2H. Would you drop Alcides Escobar for Eugenio Suarez? Currently have Brandon Crawford as my SS and Escobar on my bench.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ryan: Sure…play whoever is hot, no need to be married to those guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with others

  6. the swinging says:
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    Anyone ever tell you your a dead ringer for Scott Kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the swinging: Ha, nope, but Dead Ringers, what a great movie

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: Google his face. You don’t agree?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I agree!

          • the swinging says:
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            @Grey: are you him???

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe

              • the swinging says:
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                @Grey:
                You big tease !

  7. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve got a trade questions. 12 team, H2H cbs points, weekly lock lineups
    Hitting: standard settings, with +2 for SB, and no penalty for Ks
    Pitching:
    +1 for IP
    +10 points for a W,
    +10 for SHO
    +5 for QS
    ?-5 for L?
    -1 for BB
    -1 ER? no penalty for Hits Against
    Last year, Goldy 722 and Arrieta 731 were the top scorers.

    We can keep five keepers a year. With each player is their keeper cost and allowed time to be kept after this year.

    C: W. Castillo 24th round
    1B: Eric Hosmer 4th Rd. 2 years
    2B: B. Dozier 3rd Rd. 2 years
    3B: M. Moustakas 7th rd. 2 years
    SS: M. Semien 20th Rd. 3 years
    CI: M. Trumbo 14th Rd. 3 years
    OF: Starling Marte 8th Rd – 1 year
    OF: K. Calhoun 11th Rd. 3 years
    OF: M. Cabrera 24th Rd. 3 years
    U: D. Deshields 13th Rd. 3 years
    U: C. Granderson 12th Rd. 3 years
    BN: B. Lawrie 23rd Rd. 3 years

    SP: David Price 1st Rd. can’t be kept (untradeable)
    SP: Jake Arrieta 5th Rd. 1 year
    SP: Gerrit Cole 6th Rd. 1 year
    SP: Chris Sale 2nd Rd. Can’t be kept
    SP: J. Samardzija 9th Rd 2 years
    SP: J. Hammel 15th Rd. 3 years
    RP: R. Osuna 24th Rd 3 years
    RP: F. Rodriguez 16th Rd. 3 years

    BE: T. Glasnow 10th Rd. 2 years
    BE. M. Fiers 19th Rd. 3 years
    BE: B. Finnegan 10th rd. 2 years

    DL: K. Gausman 21st Rd. 3 years
    DL: AJ Pollock 18 Rd. 2 years
    MI: A. Reed 17th rd. 3 years
    MI: O. Arcia 22nd Rd. 3 years

    Two potential offers:
    1. C. Seager 23rd round – 3 years
    For
    Jake Arrieta 5th – 1 year

    2. Sale – can’t keep
    for
    Rizzo – can’t keep

    Do you like either of those trades? As always, very much appreciated!

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Noam: I would take Seager and Rizzo…Then trade Hosmer if you can to replace a starter…You need power in that line up.

      • Noam says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F:

        People really value starters with the format. I’d be worried that trading both of them would kill me.

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @Noam: don’t take it personal but that’s no championship offense I’d grab Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Agree with others

  8. Czernobog says:
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    Elias sports bureau is wrong, Kershaw also said ‘that bum’ on May 21 last year. Adam Dunn, Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Denorfia are the only people who have hit Kershaw for more HRs than Bumgarner has.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Czernobog: Hmm, I’ll ping them, but they never get back to me

  9. griff says:
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    Drop khris davis or ozuna for domingo santana or hold for now?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @griff: Id drop Davis for Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @griff: Agree with others

  10. 9thwomanreader says:
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    In a 12 man H2H league, would you drop Pederson for Soler? He would be my fourth OF and my offense is set.

  11. Alex says:
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    Morning Grey:
    Great article as always….question for you…thinking of picking VVelasquez and dropping one of my OFs. I am in a 10 team weekly H2H points league. My OFs are: Springer, Eaton, Peralta, Deshields, Parra, Cespedes and Belt (1/OF). My SPs are: Arieta, Greinke, Keuchel, McHugh, I Kennedy, and TRoss (DL). Any thoughts on who one to drop for Velasquez or leave as is?
    Thanks much!

  12. ‘morning, Grey: with one DL slot and Eduardo Rodriguez and Tyson Ross to pick from would you drop Ross? Or try to keep both for a while? I was leaning toward keeping the two of them at the expense of a streamer spot for a while … the Padres didn’t act like Ross’ problems were that serious (they said he’d miss one turn).

    I was happy to read the blurb on Hazelbaker, who I grabbed in two leagues over the weekend … I won a league thanks for Ludwick that year he broke out. Let’s hope Hazelbaker’s the new Ludwick.

    • Grey

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      @Enrique: You can use Ross’s spot as a streamer

  13. JakeTPE says:
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    No way!! Jeremy Hazelbaker and I were in the third grade together! We traded Garbage Pail Kids and everything!!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      OK, I got a question, Grey FML, if I may:

      K Davis or Mazara for my sole bench bat/fill-in guy?

      Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Pics or it didn’t happen

  14. The Flayed Man says:
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    Another educating and entertaining article.

    10 team 6×6 yahoo roto (OPS and holds) keep 6 each year.

    offered Betts/Hendricks/ Mazara for my Heyward/Salazar/Smith

    I know it weakens my SP but I can probably rebuild my staff through trade.

    C. Nick Hundley Col – C
    1B. Anthony Rizzo ChC
    2B. Rougned Odor Tex
    3B. Nolan Arenado Col
    SS. ander Bogaerts Bos
    CI. Maikel Franco Phi – 3B
    MI. Jonathan Schoop Bal –
    OF. Bryce Harper Was – OF
    OF. Justin Upton Det – OF
    OF. Jason Heyward ChC – OF
    OF. Delino DeShields Tex – OF
    UT. Matt Duffy SF – 2B,3B
    UT. Mallex Smith Atl – OF

    David Price Bos
    Danny Salazar Cle – P
    Aaron Nola Phi
    Steven Matz NYM
    Luis Severino NYY – P
    Vince Velásquez Phi – P

    Roberto Osuna Tor – P
    Héctor Rondón ChC – P
    A.J. Ramos Mia –
    Francisco Rodríguez Det –
    Darren O’Day Bal – P
    Tony Watson Pit – P
    Sam Dyson Tex – P

    N/A. A.J. Reed Hou – 1B
    N/A. Lucas Giolito Was – P

  15. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h with limited season moves

    1) Hold Park as my only bench bat or drop for D. Peralta, Mazara, Teixeira, Arod, Vmart, Soler, Domingo Santana, Reddick, Myers (yeah I know hard to believe these guys are all available #shallowleagueproblems)

    2) Hold Mesoraco or drop for Grandal (assuming he’s coming back Tuesday as reported)? Reds seem like they are babying Mesoraco (not starting more than 2 games in a row) but Dodgers could do the same with Grandal. At least with Grandal there is much higher OBP upside.

    Thanks Grey!

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    Drop Socrates Brito for Hazelbaker? 15 team league.

  17. Travis says:
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    Whose my drop to add mazara?

    C – Martin
    1b -Abreu
    2b – Pedroia
    3b – Franco
    SS – Segura
    OF – Springer, Justin Upton, Carlos Gomez
    Util – Kemp, Yelich
    BN – Byung Ho Park

    SP – Kershaw, CMart, Quintana, Corbin, Teheran, Smyly, Joe Ross, Nola, Aaron Sanchez, Nicasio
    RP – Wade Davis, Jeremy Jeffress

    DL – Kang, Boxberger

    • Mike says:
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      @Travis:
      I’m thinking Park.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Travis: Park

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Travis: Agree with others

  18. RJ says:
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    Mallex Smith or Jorge Soler ROS??

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RJ: Soler…unless you need the speed

      • Eric says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F:

        Do you expect Mallex to stick and if yes to lead off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RJ: Soler

  19. feel the Burn says:
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    In standard Points league, would you drop Billie Burns for Lamb, A. Gordon, K. Davis, Spangenburg, Hazelbaker or Rickard. This is for ULT spot… Who should I pick up? Thanks!!

  20. UtahGreenSox says:
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    Can you please rank the following: Tyler White, Conforto, Grichuk, Domingo, Mazara

    • knucks says:
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      @UtahGreenSox: Can we maybe through Soler into this mix Grey? In the spirit of not having to ask another very similar question below?

      • uncdrew says:
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        @knucks:

        …and this Mallex character.

  21. Jason says:
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    Would you drop Granderson in a 12 team redraft league to pick up Mallex Smith?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jason: If you need the speed yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Agree with others

  22. Lville Jim says:
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    Traded Story in two leagues, netted Archer in one and Stroman the other.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Lville Jim: True Story?

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: Nice work

        • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Old School Brother: Thanks…us Old school Brothers got to stick together.

  23. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Oh man, I’m really hoping Tyson Ross is ok, but I agree with you. It’s only added to my early season SP problems. You think Chen makes his start on Friday? They’ve pushed him back twice.

    • knucks says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: I’m kind of glad he got pushed again, will face ATL on Friday if he pitches. Not really sure that he does or not. If he doesn’t then I’m mad they didn’t DL him last week when I could have used a schmotato at some point but couldn’t find room.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Don’t think I want Chen going even if he does until I see him throw a decent game

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: It probably speaks more to my decimated pitching staff than anything.

  24. Scotty doesn't know says:
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    12 team 7×7 (total bases, obp, holds, and k/walk ratio)

    I picked up Mazara, but now have too many bats

    Who would you try and trade away fro my o? I have another owner trying for Castro
    I’m looking to get a sp with a high k rate .

    C – realmuto
    1b – abreu
    2b – odor
    3b – Donaldson
    Ss – Seager
    Of – marte, yelich, Dickerson
    Util- puljos , Castro
    Bench – Mazara, deshields, Tyler white, and Piscotty

  25. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Yet more Mazara….

    Worth dropping any of Pillar, DeShizz, Peralta for him in my OF?

    Or Lawrie or Morales from my UT?

    Too many middling players. Can’t see where I can fit him in…..? So, hold?

    Thanks…..!

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: Fab, thanks!

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Missed out on him in FAAB auction.

        Mazara went for $42 (out of a $100 total FAAB budget for the season!)

        Hazelbaker for $0 will do for this week instead…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  26. Leon says:
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    The Story of Troy: When a team sacks an aging and declining slugger and he is replaced by a younger, power hungry star who quickly makes you forget the former.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Leon: Fantastic fable, fabulously forged!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  27. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Mallex Smith or Delino DeShields?

  28. Banana says:
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    Worth dropping Lawrie in an OBP league for Vince Velasquez, Ketel Marte, Khris Davis or Schoop? Have combo of Zobrist, Rendon and Moustakas at 2nd/3rd with Kang coming soon.

  29. Sam says:
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    Grey,

    I took your advice and did not deal Sano for the Puig/Giles combo… I did, however, deal Sano… Sano (12, 18, 25, etc.) & Clippard (who cares really) and received Mazara (6, 12, 18, etc) and Familia (12, 18, 25, etc.)

    In the brackets is keeper price tag in future years

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Nice trade!

  30. ty says:
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    I’ve got any itchy trigger finger to drop Pollock for Mazara

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ty: Pull the trigger…unless its a keeper you may be able to trade pollock to a bad team that is looking for a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Agree with others

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m glad we all concur

  31. PED Inc says:
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    A little help setting the back of my rotation for this week please sir!
    Which one of these would you start this week…
    Stroman vs NY
    Salazar @TB
    Severino vs SEA

    Thanks as always buddy!

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PED Inc: Salazar

  32. Wudaben says:
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    Need help with my #4 sp this week. Streamonator doesn’t show Matz with two starts but it looks like he does, vs MIA (Cosart) @CLE (Kluber). In a H2H points league would you start Matz over Salazar’s 1 start @TB (Archer)?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wudaben: Id go Matz with the 2 starts

  33. William says:
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    Going with the wayback machine for the ChIPs / Erik Estrada reference. Nicely done but someone will have to explain it to the kids.

  34. JOE says:
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    12 team dynasty league 7×7. Should i trade away mazara and urias for price?? thank you!

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JOE: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JOE: Agree with others

  35. WhiskeyT says:
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    In a 10 team points league would you drop Sano for Mozara? Thanks again!

  36. papasmurf says:
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    Sat Semien first time all year vs FHer. Went with Cozart vs. Locke. It was no lock…

    Semien really screwed me on that one. First sonnuvabench of the year. Many more to come.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Damn, I got s–benched by Mazara

  37. MattH says:
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    Good job on the first week of roundups, Grey! Much appreciated.

  38. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well. I have Tyler Glasnow stashed, someone just dropped Urias. This is a redraft league so I’m just trying to stash someone who will have the biggest impact this year. Blake Snell is also available. Who do you take? Thanks

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh: Id keep Glasnow for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with others

  39. Iguy says:
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    Hey hey hey. For a 12 team 5×5 Roto league, would you rather have Joc Pederson or Marcel Ozuna rest of season? This is a keeper league and they are the same price.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Iguy: Id go Joc…But kind of a coin flip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Iguy: Agree with F

  40. The Staff Infection says:
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    Got the Monday morning of middle infidel questions… Spangenberg, Harrison, or Owings? Light on runs and average so far this season but I’m not trying to compensate that w a MI waiver wire fill-in.

  41. PED Inc says:
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    Also Tyler White or Trumbo for 1B going forward?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PED Inc: Trumbo for me.

  42. Stu says:
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    Hey Grey,

    First year playing FB. I came across this site a few weeks ago, and I love it! This is my go-to now for info and a good laugh.

    I’m in a 12team H2H weekly lineup league (already hate with all the rainouts & story on my bench)

    1.) Anyways, this is probably stupid but should I start Mazara over A. Rendon as my Utility?

    2.) Drop Chen for Berrios? ( my SP is pretty solid, Chen is on my bench)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stu: Thanks, Stu! 1. Nah 2. Nah

  43. crabman says:
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    Keeper league question
    Trade mccutchen (2years left on contract) for aj pollock(3years) and mazara (5years)?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @crabman: Not if you can win this year.

  44. ryanoger says:
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    Grey can you rank the following:

    Domingo, Mazara, Khris Davis, Parra?

    I’m trying to channel my inner Grey… I think I ordered those correctly…

    thanks man!
    ryan

    • knucks says:
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      @ryanoger: Kinda hoping that Grey would say Khris before Domingo/Mazara after buying in a lot in drafts.

  45. Monstah mash says:
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    Top of the morning senor grey!
    Hope your weekend was great!

    H2h pts, weekly lock.

    Hold on or drop Travis d arnaud who’s my catcher?
    If yes to drop here are available catchers: Francisco cervilli, Stephen Vogt (1b/c), nick hundley & realmuto.

    Next would you look to add either: Tyler white, nomar mazara, starlin castro(2b/SS)Who to drop though, Addison Russell, Dexter fowler or one of my pitchers; Patrick Corbin, Severino

    Lastly my 2b is odor (Russell is on the Bench) keep or drop any of those for a 2b? Here are a few available; scooter gennett, chase utley, Castro, panik, schoop.

    My team:

    C: arnaud

    1b: rizzo

    2b: odor

    3b: Kyle seager

    SS: Xander bogartes

    IF: lindor

    OF: Harper
    OF: polanco
    OF:Joc pederson
    OF: grichuk(who’s been disappointing)

    DH: trumbo(DH, of, 1b)

    Utility: story

    Bench: fowler, conforto, Addison Russell (2b/SS)

    P: price
    P: Harvey
    P: syndergaard
    P: Marcus stroman
    P: Ventura
    P: rasial Iglesias

    Bench: Carlos rondon, Patrick Corbin, Severino.

    Thanks grey have a great one!

      • Monstah mash says:
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        @Grey:

        Gracias! Still a hold on my roster too for mazara?

  46. LastPlace says:
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    If I move Jeanmar Gomez for a SP, what tier or rank SP is a good return?

    Thanks!

  47. knucks says:
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    In my 12 team 5 x 5 redraft, Nomar went for almost $40 on a $100 budget. That team has exactly $60 left in FAAB for the rest of the year. I put in a bid of maybe $10. What are everyone’s thoughts? Was I being too conservative? I don’t think I was, because the next highest bid, to his winning bid of $40, wasn’t even 20 doll hairs. I think this guy gambled a bit harder than most cause he lost pollack.

    Anyways, couldn’t bring myself to bid too high as I would be dropping Soler for Mazara. Although in hindsight, as a DeShizz owner… I’m praying Choo doesn’t come back and they need to find time for Maz at the expense of Delino.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @knucks: He way over payed, dont sweat it

      • knucks says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: Yea was just talking with a league mate who agrees. We’re wondering if the fact that Berrios and Reed are already on rosters had anything to do with his strategy. But it really doesn’t matter. I get what nomar can be, eventually. But like I said, I would almost be bummed if I had won him and had dropped Soler because of it. I don’t want to pay that kinda fee to find out. Even with Baez getting healthy I just prefer betting Soler in that lineup over the TEX situation.

        Oh and also LGM (Lets go Matz!)

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @knucks: Mazara isn’t going to steal any time from Delino. The only scenario where that could be possible is if Desmond plays CF and Mazara plays left, which in that case they would likely just send him back down. Mazara has a good arm but is not a plus defender. I think a more likely scenario is that Desmond loses time to Mazara if he continues to struggle, or Choo has a setback.

      • knucks says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Perfect! Thank you MBP. Hope you didn’t have to DL your belt, unlike some pandas out there.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @knucks: Hah, I saw that. Bears don’t need belts, it is only fitting that it broke!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @mauledbypandas:
        if deshizz doesn’t get his shizz together
        and Mazara balls in next month
        he most certainly will

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @FrankGrimes: You could say that for Desmond too though unfortunately. Ranger bats are still in Arizona

  48. Gioalo says:
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    Hazelbaker vs Brewers, reds
    Villar @cardinsls @pirates
    Rickard @red [email protected]
    Crisp Angels, Royals

    Which one you rolling with?

  49. Gioalo says:
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    You like rich hill vs royals in Oakland?

  50. Old School Brother says:
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    And I’m here, to remind Yu
    Of the mess Yu left when Yu went to Dr. James Andrews
    It’s not fair(d Yu), to deny me
    Of the cross I bear that Yu gave to me
    Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu oughta know

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Old School Brother: and if Yu don’t know, ask Uncle Joey

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Old School Brother: Yu ought to be doing some Yu-do magic to make the bats come alive

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Yesterday against no velocity Weaver was pathetic. Those guys have got to feel dumb watching 20 year old Maz crush while they’re wiffing at slow junk

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Old School Brother: I know, that was just awful. Terrible hitting approach. I had high hopes for things to turn around after they had been walking a little bit more, but they continue to go up there and weakly ground out on the first or second pitch. I guess it has to get better but I don’t see it starting in Sea where we always suck

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Old School Brother: Feliz! One too many ‘Yu’ in the last line. Go TEX!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Ante,

        Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu-Yu makes my dreaaaams come true – Hall and Johnny Oates

  51. TheTinDoor

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    Cueto got bombed with 5 runs in the 1st. It could have been a truly horrendous outing. Instead, he pitched another 6 IP of 1-run ball, and got the win when the Giants put up runs.

    Of course it wasn’t a good start, but he really saved the day for fantasy owners by coming back out and rolling the rest of the game.

    • knucks says:
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      @TheTinDoor: Yes! I’m right there with you on that. Especially first week of the season in roto. Utley owns Cueto by the way.

      But I went from hoping he had something wrong with him in the first inning (so that I could just stash him on the DL) to him earning back a decent amount of my trust in the span of 4-5 innings. I’ll roll him out there in the LAD rematch next weekend I guess. Kinda have to this early.

  52. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Drop any of Khris Davis, Grichuk, or Joc Pederson for Mazara?

  53. Connor says:
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    I missed out on Mazara but Pillar got dropped, would you drop Khris Davis for Pillar? 12 team points league. Thanks!

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Connor: Yup

  54. Joe says:
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    Yahoo H2H, 12-team, 5×5, redraft leagues.

    Would you trade Frazier & Kazmir for Bogaerts and Liriano? Frazier & Richards for Bogaerts and Cole? Both? Neither?

    Also, would you drop anyone on my team for Cesar Her., Valencia, Velazquez, J.Nelson, Jepsen?

    Team: C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Heyward, Belt, Util – DeShields, Bench – Pederson, T.White, SP – Carrasco, Richards, Corbin, J-Zim, Kazmir, Smyly, Wood, Gausman (DL); RP – Chapman (susp), Rondon, Cishek, Rodney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Sure, Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Kazmir for Velasquez

  55. Wilson says:
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    Trade my Polanco for Odor if I need a 2B? 5×5 10-team league.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Nah…try for a cheaper 2nd baseman

      • Wilson says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F:
        Thanks. So suggest to trade another player for a cheaper 2B, right?

        I have similar type players like Springer, Heyward who has good power and speed, and I also have DeShields with leg as well. That’s why I’m willing to trade Polanco away.

        I won’t trade away Springer in the case.
        Who do you suggest to trade away for Odor? Heyward, Deshieds, or Ponlanco?
        Or still suggest me for a cheaper 2B? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilson: Yes, cheaper player for cheaper 2B

  56. Say no to Steven! says:
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    Hey grey,

    Playing my nemesis this week, so I need this in the worst way, especially after scoring the 2nd fewest points last week( still won, lucky me)

    Deshields, pederson, or Adam jones for my final of spot.

    H2h points league.

    Thanks again,

  57. Wilson says:
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    I have DeShields, Prince, and picked up Mazara yesterday, who are all TEX hitters.
    I don’t want too many hitters in the same team.
    Who do you suggest to trade away? Thanks

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Prince if you don’t need him at 1st.

  58. Allan says:
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    Having a tough time with trade request. Am in a 5 player keeper league. Trading away Fransisco Lindor for Brandan Crawford in 3 deals. Our league has 200 waiver dollars. I have 195 another team has 205. Everyone else 200.

    In deal one Fransisco Lindor for Brandon Crawdord and 150 waiver.

    In deal two Fransisco Lindor for Brandon Crawford and David Peralta and 70 waiver bucks.

    In deal three Fransico Lindor and Charlie Blackmon for Brandon Crawfors and Starling Marte and 15 waiver bucks.

    The waiver bucks are to make sure I have most waiver bucks to pickup Mazara.

    My team needs some power. Which is why Lindor for Crawford helps.

    C-Realmuto
    1B-kendrys morales
    2B- carpenter
    3B- sano
    SS-Lindor
    OF-Betts, Cruz, Blackmon
    Util-Para, Rendon
    Bench-Tyler white, Travis shaw, khris Davis
    Dl- Devin Travis

    SP-degrom, salazar, rodon, iwakuma, lackey, hammel, tillman
    Rp- melancon

    Any suggestions?

  59. G says:
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    Hey Grey. In my keeper I have the good problem of too many solid OFs. I have Marte, Polanco, cargomez, deshields, Khris davis, and now Mazara. I have power in others areas in Chris Davis, arenado, machado, correa. Who would you think is the best option to trade for a 2b like odor, Kinsler, lemahiu or a solid closer? Thinking Mazara and carlos Gomez have the best name value.lnfor the best possible return.

    Also do you think Mazarra being up will affect Deshields playing time in any way?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @G: Davis is the guy to lose but he wont get you anything, so id move Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Choo is injured, that’s who Mazara is playing for…. Agree with F

  60. E says:
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    Hypothetical situation: You own Trevor Story in a 12-team league, with no real SS back up to speak of. What names would other owners have to through out right now to get you to listen to an offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: In a 12 team league, you have backups, the waiver wire… I’d take a top 50 player for Story

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @E:
      some dude above said he got archer
      and stroman for him in his leagues
      I would aim higher

  61. I skipped right to Chapter 4…Baseball + Beer = Win-Win…

    • de nachos says:
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      @Wake Up: my favorite chapter is when you ate ayahuasca with Altuve’s abuelito

  62. JohnnySquid says:
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    SON LOATHES Aaron Sanchez this week. I know he’s @ BOS, but he’s 2 starts & has looked great since the spring.

    14 Team H2H deep league I feel I gotz to roll with him especially to run 10 PSRs this week to my oppenents 8.

    Thoughts? All I have besides him is Adam Conely on my bench. But one start in METCO vs Sanchez 2 starts…..

  63. I was coming here to say something something Belt and Kung Pao Panda…you win again my friend!

  64. mauledbypandas says:
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    This quote about Mazara from Weaver is hilarious,

    “He kind of had a long swing, and he had a good approach,” Weaver told Sullivan. “It took me more than three at-bats to figure him out. He dumped a couple in, did a good job of keeping his hands back, and the heater in — if we’re still calling it fastballs — the pitch in to him was not a bad pitch.”

    “if we’re still calling it fastballs” hahahasadhaha

  65. Stringer Bell says:
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    Who do you take in a trade, Trevor Story or Cory Seager?

    Thanks Grey

  66. Belt + Coors = Left Hand Brewing!

  67. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I have Joey Bats, DeShields and Polanco in my OF slots with Miggy in my Utility and Ozuna on my bench. Also, Holt and Desmond qualify there. I have NOMAH! on my reserve roster. Can I drop Ozuna to activate Nomar?

    Thanks

  68. Johngggg says:
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    Carlos Martinez for Trveor Story…which side?

  69. Gioalo says:
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    Anybody starting fiers vs kc tomorrow or graveman vs Angels?

  70. ECTO says:
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    Had a feeling this article was coming…

    I used my pick up on Domingo Santana over Nomar Mazara at your advice.

    Hope you made the right call on this one, Grey! Either way, he’s my 13th and last batter, just a bench spot.

    Keep up the good work…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ECTO: Thanks!

  71. Cuban Bandits says:
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    Awesome write-up Grey…Do you know roughly how long until Hanley is 1B eligible in RCLs? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cuban Bandits: Thanks! I think it’s 10 games, so end of this week-ish

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    So I needed an extra bat this weekend and snagged Domingo with my streamer spot. But now I want my streamer spot back. Do I dump Domingo or K.Davis or maybe even Corbin (depending on how he pitches tomorrow)? It was going to be Nelson, but he’s secured a spot for the time being after his two starts.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  73. Will says:
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    if you think I should jump at Mazara or white which direction would you go.

    1) should I drop Schoop for White? – I have Rendon at 2B and soon to have Segura too. I have Arenado at 3B, so either Schoop or White would slide into one of my UTIL spots in my 12 team head to head league.

    2) how much should I spend on Mazara? I could drop Giolito, Morales or Schoop. We have a $250 budget, so how much should I spend on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: 1. Nah 2. Giolito (w/out knowing anything about your league), $21

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: basically don’t overpay right now. Thanks! I’ll throw something out and see what happens.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Will says:
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            @Grey: he went for $49 to another owner. seems a little high to me, but I’m in Texas and the league is mostly made up of Rangers fans

  74. Jon says:
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    Are you a Tropeano fan? Like him over Conley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: @Jon: Seems to have two okay matchups this week, I’m not a fan of Trop in general

  75. Mike says:
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    If I can swap Mookie for Stanton in a league with OPS/Hits/Walks added to standard 5 hitting catagories, that is a thing I should probably do, yes?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Mike: yes

  76. Donnay says:
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    Pick one to sit rickard vs bucholz, Khris Davis vs Santiago, deshields vs Miley

  77. Warren says:
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    Fire up Nicasio in Weekly leagues vs Detroit and Pittsburgh? Streamonator is scared

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: Think you have to

  78. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Vince Velasquez or Jimmy Nelson this week? and rest of season?

      • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You damn right you do boo

  79. Mike Adamson says:
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    Too bad about Ross but that Drysdale episode on the Brady Bunch was excellent.

  80. moldyforgoldy says:
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    trevor story had his way with my anus

  81. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, BB.
    Loved the Dickerson blurb. Hope he stays healthy, man. He came at such a deep discount this year.

    Now if I could just remember where I left my pitching….

  82. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey!

    1. Story in a roto redraft league straight up for any of Xander, Sano (3b), Carpenter, Tulo, Dozier, Kyle Seager?

    2. In a keeper league, where Conger is your C2 (and there are no non-negative value Cs on the wire, with AJP being the closest to positive), would you pay $1 faab to slot in Gary Sanchez as your C2 betting on an injury or call up in the near future? Wondering if that’s better than having my avg dragged down with intermittent counting stats. (C1 is Darnaud)

    3. Also in my keeper league, I have Desmond at SS and Buxton in my OF5. Thinking of either (a) moving Desmond to OF and picking up for $1 faab : Villar, Owings, Didi, EEscobar for SS, or (b) keeping Des at SS and benching Buxton for a $1: Tucker, Leonys, J Jay. Any preferences?

    Thanks as always!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – yeah, I feel the same. Wasn’t sure if that carried through to trades flipping waiver-stars like Story, but totally get it. I assume the other top 50-ish guys (Xander, Dozier, KSeag, Carp) would work for you?

        Thanks for the other help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  83. Oranje says:
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    Start Nomaaahhhh or D. Santana in final OF spot?

    Also: Please pick 2 of the following…

    Samardzija 2 starts
    Fiers 2 starts
    Hammell
    J. Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Domingo… Don’t know their matchups

      • Oranje says:
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        @Grey:
        Samardzija @COL, @LAD
        Fires KC, DET
        Ross @PHI
        Hammell CIN

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Ross, Hammel

  84. Donnay says:
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    Bour or Khris Davis?

  85. Matty says:
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    I love the yahoo advice that comes with the player updates.
    Today: “While he obviously isn’t going to sustain anything close to this pace, now is not the time to sell high on Story.”
    I guess I misunderstood what selling high means. I shipped him for Heyward. Not a bad ROI on a free agent pickup.

  86. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Lucas Duda or Carlos Santana in H2H where the batting categories are R, HR, RBI, BA, OBP, SB, Ks

  87. Don Majikowski says:
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    getting sick of Holiday…is he nothing more than waiver fodder at this point? Cant seem to drop him for some reason…ok to drop and just stream for the latest hot schmotato??

  88. Eric says:
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    Harvey fast ball velocity ok, but fast ball and slider have very little movement. Are you concerned?

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric:

      And offered Story for Harvey. Pull trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’d want Harvey

  89. Q says:
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    Thompson interesting enough to drop Saunders? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Sure

  90. Rags says:
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    Deep NL-only roto with OBP instead of AVG.

    Need a replacement for Inciarte.

    Is Trayce Thompson, Hazelbaker, Rayburn, Szczur, Barnes the right order for claims?

    There are three teams ahead of me with DL priority so I need to put in at least four guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: Haz, Trayce, Rayburn

  91. smegma says:
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    Drop Deshields for Mazara in a H2H points league (no category for steals)? points favor power with no negative point for k’s.

  92. crushbombs says:
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    domingo or lamb ros roto ops league

  93. Rich says:
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    Just lost Chirinos, and I’m yelling “chiriNOOOOOs”. It’s a 16 team 6×6 (OPS and Holds) league that only allows for one addition per week. This week is the first week of transactions since the draft, so I’m torn on how to use my one add. Do I go for a catcher (Saltalamacchia, Ianetta, AJ Ellis, and Yadier Molina are the main options) or do I snag someone else for value now and grab a catcher next week. In free agency I’m considering Cesar Hernandez since Lawrie has been struggling and I have 1 steak so far, or Jeanmar Gomez, because saves in a 16 team league. Also available are Aaron Sanchez, Jeremy Hellickson, Brandon Finnegan, Juan Nicasio, and Marco Estrada.

    • Rich says:
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      @Rich: *1 steal so far, I have 17 steaks

  94. Wilson says:
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    Even though I need power, but I also need SP.
    Just pick up Mazara, the owner who has Noah is interested in new rookies.
    Trade him for Noah?

  95. EA says:
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    Did you know Trayce Thompson is Klay Thompson’s brother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: I don’t know who Klay Thompson is

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: hahahaha

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: He’s the 2nd best player on the Warriors. You know, Golden State Warriors. haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t know

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: I’m right there with you on that! They mentioned it on the Giants feed of the game last night because his brother plays for the Warriors.

        Basketball, no thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, blank stare

    • Tio says:
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      @EA:

      Yes.

  96. Matt says:
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    Drop Norris for Grandal?

  97. Mike says:
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    I streamed Kennedy with happy results, is he worth keeping in a 10 TM? Or I can drop him confortably?

  98. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Apparently I drafted Jordy Mercer to play every position in every league I’m in. Love checking the scores to see my teams put up 3 Runs / 0 HR / and 1 RBI every day.

    Watched Prophet’s Prey over the weekend. Mildly depressing. Best part was when they did a time lapse of Warren Jeffs in his jail cell staring at himself in the mirror for a half hour.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Hahaha… I have a few teams like that…. Never heard of that one, I watched Halt and Catch Fire all weekend, meh

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        I watched the first few episodes of that last year and just couldn’t get into it. You see the new trailer for Bloodline? Looks so good.

        Yeah it was all about the FLDS. They are a pretty depressing bunch of child marrying and impregnating polygamists.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m all over Bloodline, FLDS can be depressing, depends on how well it’s done

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            It was no Vivian Maier, I’ll say that much.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t seen a good doc in a while now that you mention our lady Vivian

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: I enjoyed H&CF. Was glad to see you finally watched and enjoyed The Shield, since I was one (of many) who touted it highly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Shield was incredible, one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, it held up so well… I’ve heard H&CF gets better in the 2nd season, so I’m giving it a go

  99. Ryan T Swizzle says:
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    White or Mazara?

    Also what should I be looking to get out of Adrian Gonzalez? Some Yahoo (not the website) traded me Abreu for Starlin…so now I have Au Shizz, Adrian, and Abreu. Need to pawn one of them…would you go Au Shizz for Arenado? Maybe some pitching in thre too..thanks grey.

    P.S.
    Treverending Story is the best story pun I’ve seen so far lolll

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan T Swizzle: Mazara…. Maybe a low #1 OF, like Yoenis? Thanks!

      • Ryan T Swizzle says:
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        @Grey:
        Yes I do! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. Scott says:
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    Should i drop my batty calls Rasmus and Jaso for Trayce and or Kepler?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: drop Sczur in a another league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Drop Szczur for Trayce…Hold Colby and Jaso

    • Tio says:
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      @Scott:

      What does hitter-tron say? I would hold as I am not sure the 2 you have listed will see regular playing time…. Kepler is not supposed to get many at bats.

  101. Tim says:
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    Suarez or desmond this week? Also do we trust smardzija this week with his two starts more than sheilds, s. Miller, pomeranz, or hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Eugenio…I don’t know who Samard is facing, or any of those SPs

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: He is in Coors for the first one, so.. no thanks.

  102. Eric says:
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    Start McHugh at home vs Royals – afternoon stinker first time out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: If I owned him, which I wouldn’t, I’d start him

  103. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start one at util. Who do you like?

    DeShields – 3 @ sea, 4 vs bal
    Belt – 3 @ col, 3 @ lad
    Mazara – 3 @ sea, 4 vs bal
    Santana – 3 @ stl, 3 @ pit

    Thanks!

  104. Matty says:
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    Grichuk or Corbin side in a 12 team h2h?
    Other OF are Joey Bats, Heyward, Gangly Manbird and Deshields.

  105. John says:
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    Is mazara worth a pick up in a redraft? on a $1000 dollar budget how much is he worth max?

    who would you drop: Desmond Jennings, jered weaver, cozart, or buxton?

    what you think of Rodon vs twins today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know anything about your league…. Weaver…. Maybe $51

  106. knucks says:
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    Sounds like we are okay dropping K. Davis in certain scenarios. Would imagine he can prob be picked back up if he starts hitting bombs soon.

    I have Soler as well. Drop K. Davis before I drop Soler? Ozuna was cut and is available too. Perhaps wait a week or so, if I’m just opening up a streaming spot?

    Soler, K.Davis, Ozuna
    This look right at the moment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Soler

  107. crushbombs says:
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    domingo or parra ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  108. knucks says:
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    If perkins blows another one, you see Jepsen with more saves than Trevor May in the coming months? Or I guess better question is Jepsen clearly the next man up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab Jepsen now in some leagues

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: went to do this and found that Jepsen is already on a roster… gonna grab Trevor May anyway and speculate for the next week. Jepsen got blown up a bit himself and May looks like he found a place to call home in the pen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds reasonable

  109. Teddy Heater says:
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    Of course the stacked line-up for the ages lost to T-Story & company this week. This is my final year in H2H, at least the Abreu & Salazar for Stanton went through and I’d like some Eau De O’dor in the mix, but it’s still pretty sexy;

    Hundley
    Rizzo
    Dozier
    Nado
    Correa
    Stanton
    Upton
    Polanco
    Pujols
    Deshields
    Bench-Schoop & Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks pretty sexy

  110. Eric says:
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    Would you drop any of the following and pick up Vincent V?

    Ian Kennedy, Nicasio, A Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  111. shrek time says:
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    I have Matt holiday and Alex Rodriguez, are Soler, Pagan, or reddick better adds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Reddick over them

  112. Cohen says:
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    Grey , 12 team roto,my Sp are:
    Jofer
    Hamels
    Corbin
    Walker
    Rodon
    Should i add J.Ross to my staff or am i fine with starters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  113. Close-pocalypse says:
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    In need of saves. These guys are all available, that I could drop Storen and/or Grilli to pickup, what moves would you make? (Consideration: I also have Tolleson)

    Xavier Cedeno
    Mark Lowe / Justin Wilson
    Sam Dyson
    Jumbo Diaz

    Lose both Grilli and Storen for Cedeno and Dyson?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Storen for Dyson

  114. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Interesting drop in my keeper league – Giles now available. How much FAAB would you spend on him out of $100? Gregerson is one of my 3 closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, keeper, $2

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. WillisReid says:
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    Hey Grey-

    1st week using the SON. Thanks for the recommendation. Looks like a huge time saver.

    Do you agree on Rodonculous @ Minny? Was kinda bummed to see that being my least attractive option.

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @WillisReid: got to take the tools with a grain of salt early on. It doesn’t know much about the teams yet. MIN has looked horrendous early on. I’d roll him out

      • WillisReid says:
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        I like my other matchups

        Matz @Miami
        Corrasco @TB
        [email protected]
        Smyly vs CLE

        Pass on Odorizzi at CWS and go with Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  116. The Vaporizers says:
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    Tyson Ross has shoulder inflammation and you say he could be out all year like most inflamed shoulders

    Lance McCullers has an inflamed shoulder as well but is expected back in a couple of weeks.

    What makes you optimistic about McCullers return and pessimistic about Ross’s injuries? Im no doctor, but they sound similar and I’m now worried about targeting McCullers in a trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross throws 40% sliders, I’m not that optimistic on McCullers

      • @Grey:

        I’m almost glad they just shut him down so I didn’t have to keep him active and/or kill my stats…I was already benching him for the next start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  117. David Kohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Do you know if Conley is pitching against the Mets 4/13 or Atlanta 4/15?

    Yahoo and the streamonator have 4/15, and ESPN has 4/13.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

    • you are right. was announced recently that Conley is switching to 4/13 to give Chen more time (who’s pushed to 4/15). all projections have been adjusted.

  118. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6 – Mazara or DeShizz? I could use some power. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz doesn’t give you power

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: You should see him in the bedroom!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  119. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey, need a hitter in an OBP league.

    Angel Pagan (has been hot, heading to Coors)
    Denard Span (not as hot as Pagan but is leadoff)
    Jeremy Hazelbaker (Cards doing everything they can to give him ABs. Has been productive lately)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haz

  120. mr. west says:
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    H2H league – No points/standard 10 categories – Drop K. Davis for Hazelbaker, Pagan , Beltran or M. Taylor?
    Drop Betances or Stroman for Velazquez? (Can only roster 7 pitchers – 5 play a week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haz…Hold on pitchers

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Since I’ve noticed that the 1B/3B options on the waiver wire are as thin as Donald Trump’s fingers, thought I’d let folks know that Suarez will be 3B eligible by mid-week, and Jaso at 1B sametime. Both are schomotos, but more appealing than LoMo, Solarte, and Mark Reynolds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His fingers are yuge!

  122. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo yo Grey! Good stuff as usual!

    The ace of my staff, AKA Vincent Velasquez, did good over the weekend. God my pitching sucks!! Still eeked out a 6-5 win last week though.

    Question: Stream-O-Nator hates A Sanchez’s matchup against the Yankees and Tanaka’s arm thats held together with bubble gum and duct tape elbow. I’m thinking of throwing him out there tomorrow. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d bench him in some leagues, start in others

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: You have him in Perts. You benchin’ or startin’?
        Stream has him -13.4, followed by -29.6 aBOS next.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting him vs Yanks

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey: I will ride your coattails (they speak for themselves!).
            See that Yankees rank #2 (behind COL) in team OPS this season, so they make me nervous.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I might pull him out of active roster at eleventh hour, tbh

              • Simply Fred

                simply fred says:
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                @Grey: I dropped him. Couldn’t start him at BOS in his next either.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not an unreasonable call

  123. From Beyond says:
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    Sorry, another Vincent V question…

    Drop A. Sanchez, Severino, or Yordano to grab him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  124. Smell The Glove says:
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    In a 12 team H2H non-keeper league would you drop either Billy Burns or Randal Grichuk for Jorge Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  125. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team, H2H, no bench bat, 8 BN spots occupied by pitchers.
    My worst pitchers are Hammel, Smyly and Ross but i like Hammel the least. Would you drop Hammel to add Mallex Smith? Is this guys gonna stay around or is he only a temporary option for the Braves? My only speed options are Lindor and Cain.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Temp prolly, Hammel’s your worst SP

  126. k-dog says:
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    Soler or Grichuk? 10 team h2h points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  127. Nate Marcum says:
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    Hey Grey or Rudy,

    We just had our 12 team/12 keeper mixed auction draft yesterday. (only players on 25 man roster eligible, supplemental minors draft following). It was the 30th year anniversary of the league and a fellow TOUT competitor, Charlie Wiegert, mentioned that Rudy was in his Mixed Tout league. Great league….Great challenge…..but do I have a Great team?
    R. Martin
    Y. Grandal
    Miggy
    Schoop
    Ketel
    Franco
    Rendon
    Votto
    Springer
    Sano
    Blackmon
    Cespedes
    Piscotti
    Deshields Jr

    JFer
    Harvey
    Pineda
    Odorizzi
    Ventura
    Quintana
    Melancon
    Kimbrel

    No bench spots. Only DL and minor league replacements.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rock solid pitching, real nice arms… Hitting isn’t bad, looks a little light on speed, but not awful… Solid team overall

      • Nate Marcum says:
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        @Grey: i am concerned the average is gonna kill me, but hopefully the pitching will carry me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could, but it’s not that deep of a league, so you can work it

  128. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you dump Lawrie for Soler as a util in 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like

  129. Bonny says:
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    Story or domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  130. Bonny says:
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    Story or tajuan
    Story or Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  131. Duda1 says:
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    Estrada, Adam wood, gallardo, finnegan, hellickson,

    Top three in order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who Adam Wood is

      • Duda1 says:
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        @Grey: Alex wood lol

  132. Duda1 says:
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    Who do you like Crawford or villar or try and platoon them if I can?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, platoon them

  133. True and Correct says:
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    Hear your love for Mazara, but aren’t you concerned that he’s a 4-6 week rental ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if he hits, Choo will become a 4th OF

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: they should trade him to the Red Sox so they can bench him in their attempts to compile the world’s most expensive bench!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Klay Thompson? Yeah!

          • @Grey: His brother Trayce looks pretty good – nice swing. That’s a hell of an athletic family. While Trayce might not be an all-star, just making a MLB roster might be one of the harder things to do in all professional sport due to the grueling minor league process.

            What a day in sports for Bay Area folks yesterday – Giants/Dodgers 1:05 start followed by W’s (finally) beating Spurs in SA for #72 with a 4:00 start. Back to back. Today feels like such a let-down comparatively.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Or Desmond

  134. Reid says:
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    Domingo or Soler ROS? I have Marte, Polanco, and Just Dong starting with Flava Fraz as my utility. For my 4th and 5th OF’ers, which two would you roster: Soler, Domingo, Deshizz, or Mallex.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  135. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    In AVG/OBP league, drop Castillo for Grandal?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  136. Duda1 says:
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    Just offered story for his Seager lets see if I can have Lindor,Seager, and na Arcia should trade one though eventually right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  137. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    One more question: Which two out of Snell, Glasnow and Berrios would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Snell

  138. letsssssgo says:
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    Grey,

    I get it only one week in but ozuna is being tough on me.. Few questions

    Current outfield: Harper/trout/joc/ozuna/de shields/Domingo

    Current pitchers: Jason hammel, kl über, salazaar, walker, Iglesias, Nicosio, odorizzi, Pineda

    Would you pick up nomar Mazara, mallex smith, or joe ross over anyone above?

    It’s a 10 team keep forever league… $250 auction budget and i have $237 left

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz over Ozuna

  139. Sideshow says:
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    In a 16 man league Daily I have…..
    1b Votto
    2b Lawrie
    SS Sieman
    OF Betts
    OF Polanco
    OF DeShields
    DH Pujols
    BN D Santana

    Got offered Gattis & C Owings (qualifies SS & 2B) for Puljos & Pomeranz (who I don’t need)

    Upgrade my MI & get Domingo in my lineup or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols side

  140. New Day says:
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    Which side do you like in a trade?

    Mazara and Hellickson for Braun

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

      • New Day says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey!

        With all the Mazara hype, is this trade close or a no brainier with Braun?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Braun side, no brainer

          • New Day says:
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            @Grey: That’s what I thought! Thank you sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  141. LastPlace says:
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    Story or Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome

  142. OaktownSteve says:
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    I pointed this out in the off season, but to say it again, Jimmy Nelson manages to be much better at home even though Miller is generally a bad park (and beer). His numbers are really quite respectable there. I watched a lot of his start yesterday and he looked very good. 95 with the 4 seam, 92 with sink on the two seam and heavy spike curve. Looks like a good sleeper streamer.

    Rich Hill is one of the two most entertaining pitchers in MLB. The other being Ubaldo. Both of them it’s like watching the greatest wiffleball pitchers in the world. Just everything completely funky. Rich Hill has now struck out 10 or more in 4 out of his last 6 MLB starts. He never throws from the same arm angle twice and he spins the baseball harder than anybody out there.

    • @OaktownSteve: I am a Jimmy Nelson guy – he was a great “safe” SP in the late rounds (20+ in my case) – he’s never going to be an ace, but we have 6X6 and QS is the 6th for SP. Nelson is a QS machine – he’ll rarely throw a shutout, and he won’t usually go past 6-7 IP, but he also rarely gets shellacked, and seems to pitch well at home. Holding the HOU offense to 2 runs, especially after coughing up a lead-off tater to Altuve is impressive. The high K’s yesterday were a little out of the ordinary but I’ll take them.

      It’s easy to want to drop Nelson for the upside of a young arm if someone comes out of nowhere, but Nelson’s consistency is worthy of rostering, IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like both, never feel like an every day out start, trust 100%

  143. FrankGrimes says:
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    did you mention to Rudy about the bid-o-nator ?
    he needs to get working on this.
    could be a great fantasy .99 app!
    shark tank here we come

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s sell this to Mr. Wonderful!

  144. OaktownSteve says:
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    and oh yeah…your first place Oakland A’s

    And…fun fact, Tony Zych is now the last entry in the Baseball Encyclopedia.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      Actually looking to pickup Zych , for K’s/IP. Don’t know much about him (never seen him pitch ) , Can he be a Betances type rp ? I own Cishek as well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He could, yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What, no Ralph Zzyxz?

  145. Big Mike says:
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    My Liege,

    In a league that counts holds, would you drop Axford for any of the following: Matt Albers, Miguel Castro, Hector Neris, Junichi Tazawa, or Jesse Chavez (who has SP eligibility)? Or should I hold on to the name brand for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tazawa

  146. Schoolboy P says:
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    When Pollock was injured I moved him to DL and added Brito.

    Domingo Santana was dropped last night and is on waivers.

    Drop Brito for Santana?

    • Tio says:
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      @Schoolboy P:

      Absolutely… Owings playing over Brito. Santana playing every day and batting leadoff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  147. Tio says:
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    I have added John Jaso solely due to the Jingle-heimer Schmidt nickname.

    • @Tio: I approve of this logic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  148. Man – it’s not easy being quick with the trigger in fantasy baseball when 2 top OF prospects are announced on the same flippin day. I grabbed Nomar for several reasons:
    1. He has a good baseball 1st name. Hopefully he doesn’t do that 47 step glove adjustment thinggie like the other Nomar.
    2. Better team
    3. Better ballpark
    4. I needed power more than speed
    5. There is no 5
    6. with 2 injuries in the OF he seems like a better bet to stick.

    Hopefully I chose wisely – this Mallex seems to get a lot of love too…I thought that was the stuff you took when you can’t poop right. Hmm….

    Anyway, who do you think has the better chance to be an impact player of the 2?

    Also I’m riding Suarez until that pony breaks down, but I’m ready to toss him away like so much moldy cheese when he stops schmotatoing. As for Story, I changed my team name to “Trevorending Story”, so I think that means I’m committed to keeping him. That and the fact that I have only Suarez & CHernandez at SS behind him to cover SS/MI leaves me no choice. So with Trevor I’m gonna make like Bob Seager and (wait for it…) turn the page.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex is SAGNOF, Nomar is a top 20 potential bat

      • @Grey: s’whut I wanted to hear, thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. ryanoger says:
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    You’re liking Corbin and Ventura over Velásquez as of now correct?

    thanks as always
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. Greg says:
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    I posted this in your other article but I’m guessing it has passed your viewing expiration date. ..kinda like the milk and eggs in my frig. ..

    14 team league, 55 h2h, yahoo. ..

    Hey Grey…happy Spring….your namesake, my cat, is doing well…..14 team league, can’t say I’m unhappy with my team…but i’m intrigued by domingo santana, too….couldn’t resist a flier on hazelbakerk, cuz, well…it’s the CARDINALS, yo, diamond in the rough central!

    c: Swihart
    1b: Freeman
    2b: SCastro
    SS: Segura
    3b: Arenado
    OF: Cargo
    OF: Betts
    OF: JUpton
    UT: Piscotty
    BN: Schoop
    BN: Hazelbaker

    Haze is natural choice, but i’m ll ears….even will take advice on switching a pitcher for him which brings me to. …

    Could you comment on my pitching staff while you are at it?

    SP: Gray
    SP: Matz
    SP: Stroman
    SP: Jross
    SP: ANola
    SP: KHedricks
    SP: VVelasquez
    SP: Yu Darvish (DL)
    RP: Chapman (SUSP)
    RP: KROD
    RP: Rosenthal
    RP: Boxberger (DL)

    THANKS BRO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo over Haz…. Staff looks fine, I don’t like Gray, but that’s a small thing

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: I want to keep Haz…but. ….I’d have to drop a pitcher. You’d still droom Haz?

  151. Greg says:
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    Frankly, I’m biased, but for 14 team league, I think it rocks.

  152. Welp, I called in from work with a pinched nerve in my neck, I plan to watch baseball and drink B & B’s all day. We’ll see how that works.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Elijah: what is a B&B?

      • @Mrs.Featherbottom:

        Cognac and Herbal Liquor. The herbal component helps relax my muscles/relieve the pinched nerve.

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Elijah: Nice!

  153. JP says:
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    Worried about Carlos Gomez and need SS help,

    Would you deal Gomez/Andrus for Maz/Starlin Castro

    Would you deal Gomez/Andrus for Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these

  154. Duda1 says:
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    Polanco or story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  155. Swfcdan says:
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    Wow over 400 comments today, you’re more popular than ever Grey! Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing (means more work) ha.

    Dee and CarGo (rockies) for Archer and Billy the kid. Which side, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon/CarGo side

  156. Kinda sad I don’t have Polanco on any team…I don’t know that he will have 3rd round value but I don’t think anyone is going to regret taking him from how he’s been swinging the bat so far. (I do have Liriano and Marte so I’ve been watching some Bucs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know that angle, don’t jinx him!

      • @Grey:

        Not trying to…if he can support Marte in the batting order and help Liriano get W’s I’m all for it! But watching him hit so far I think his BA will come up and all those counting stats with it. Other thing is Jaso seems crazy for leadoff but he does get on base so they must be moneyballing it with that call. Only explanation I can come up with.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco is essentially Marte, more or less same profile

          • @Grey:

            I suppose, but Marte is two years ahead on his progression curve. You are hoping Polanco will be what Marte has already been.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, agreed

    • @Elijah: I landed him at the start of the 9th (10 team league) – in 12 team mocks I thought he was going 6-8?

      Hmm…

      I do love the dude, though these lineups are killing me.

      Today’s gem against Verlander:
      1. Jaso?
      2. McCutch
      3. Matt Joyce?
      4. Marte
      5. Cervelli?
      6. Polanco
      7. Harrison
      8. SRod

      The question marks denote “WTF?!?”

      And I hate that it keeps working and the Bucs keep winning despite these insane lineups.

      How flippin hard would it be to go 1. Polanco 2. McCutch 3. Marte, and let the rest of the chips fall where they may? Hell, you could put those 3 in any order atop the lineup and it would be better than having a slow-footed catcher hitting ahead of Polanco, or a weak stick batting in front of Cutch.

      Gah.

      • @Lucky Dog:

        I was very aggressive taking OF…I took two OF in the first three rounds every draft. I ended up with JD/Upton, Giancarlo/JD and Marte/Springer. By the time I was ready for a 3rd OF Polanco was gone…

        • @Elijah: I think your league ranked him higher than most. That’s really early.

          I do like your selections, though Jew Don seems to be slow out of the gate.

          I too invested early – Mookie at 2.09 followed by Springer 3.02

          People heckled me for the Springer pick saying it was early – translation, “I was gonna take him!”

          lol

          • @Lucky Dog: @Lucky Dog:

            Ah not my league, Grey had him with 3rd round value…and he was taken early and aggressively in the RCL drafts I was in. I liked him myself, but not over the aforementioned guys. I thought he was more of a r4-5 guy.

            • @Elijah: Agree with his value, and agree with your ranking of him.

              I loved him in the 5-8 range – I didn’t love him earlier than 5th round. Too many other options and like you, I wanted 2 studs early then targeted later round values like David Peralta, Joc Pederson, Yelich, DeShizzle.

  157. Duda1 says:
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    Story or lcain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  158. Kyle says:
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    My pitching is stacked with Kershaw, Fernandez, Corbin, Stroman, Iglesias, Nola, Matz and Rodon.
    Trying not to overreact and drop one of these fools… but hitting was weak last week.

    Who do I drop? I’m all googley eyes for Soler, White, and Souza just sitting on the waivers…

    • @Kyle: I’d grab White in a hurry. Souza / Soler seems like a coin flip – I like Souza better, as I think Soler is going to be productive but inconsistent.

      • Kyle says:
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        @Lucky Dog: Also drop Lawrie for Schoop / Gennett?

        • @Kyle: Schoop over Gennett IMO, but I like 2B with 25 HR power who hit in a stacked lineup and a great ballpark.

          Call me crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop, trade

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: Grey you know I’m trying!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try harder!

          • Kyle says:
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            @Grey: Would you deal Upton + Stroman for Springer. Or am I bananans?

            • Kyle says:
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              @Kyle: Or Stroman for Odor?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sounds fair

  159. Duda1 says:
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    McCullers or nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  160. Jingle Jangle says:
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    Today: Mazara v Iwakuma or Trumbo v Price (good numbers)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  161. _$$$ says:
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    Trade story fit greinke or Felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix

  162. stuff says:
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    Schmohawk Ian Desmond dropped for Hot Schmatato Eugenio Suarez? 12 team league with no MI position, only SS and 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  163. spencer says:
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    Drop Trea Turner for Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  164. Bammers says:
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    Dynasty H2H contract league question. I have Pollock ($11/yr for 5 years). Someone wants him. What kind of value does he have? Offensive cats are R/TB/RBI/RC/SB/OPS. He has Yelich $19/Polanco 26/Eaton/E5 29/Arenado 25/Panik 3/Keuchel 7/Felix 35. (values are listed). Minors include Crawford/Benintendi/Stephenson. Do you see anything that I should consider here?

    He has Harper also, but I doubt he deals him or Arenado. I really have no idea what kind of return to expect from Pollock. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly around a $15 player for next year

      • Bammers says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you trade him straight up for Polanco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  165. Hugman says:
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    So the question is a two-parter:
    1) Is Story heading for a cliff of Joc Pedersonian proportions (plus Reyes coming back)?
    2) How long do we hit this before selling super high? 10 homers? 15?

    • @Hugman: I’ll take a shot at the 2nd part:

      Joc plays in a cavernous ballpark and Story plays in homer happy Coors field.

      As such, I don’t think the cliff will be that steep power-wise.

      Disclaimer: I have so much man-love for Story that I’m wearing a condom as I type this.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Lucky Dog: I have so much man-love for him, there’s a life sized cardboard cutout of him in my shower

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Fungazi: And in my bed

          • @Fungazi: I put an image of his player profile face on my blow up sex doll.

            Wait, doesn’t everyone have a blow up doll? Just me? Ok, never mind. :::whistles:::

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell high now if you can

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Hugman: how long before you sell “super high”

      So you don’t think his value is thru the stratosphere now? I wouldn’t be waiting until he goes 0-25 then try moving him. He can’t hit 162 hr. I was offered Machado by a noob in one of my yahoo leagues and quickly rejected it because i would be rippng him off & pissing off the 10 other teams in the league.

      • @Bye Felica: Very noble of you. I’ve done similar, mostly because as the commissioner of my league I would not only look bad I’d look shady. But good on you for doing the right thing there – hopefully you rejected with comment/lecture so n00b doesn’t dump him low to someone else.

      • Hugman says:
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        @Bye Felica: @Bye Felica: Obvies. I meant how long before he starts deflating.

  166. Havey Wallbanger says:
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    Someone just dropped Delino DeShields – should I pick him up and drop Billy Hamilton or Matt Holliday for him? H2H points league. 12 team.

    Thanks for you input.

    Havey Wallbanger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Billy

      • Havey Wallbanger says:
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        @Grey: OK Thanks Grey. Have a nice day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  167. ryanoger says:
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    If I don’t need the speed out of Deshizznit and can make this work…

    I give up Deshizznit and Mazara to get Polanco, what side?

    thanks G
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  168. Luce Wayne says:
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    Grey, I didn’t go through the comments but if Mazara sticks is your boy Deshields in trouble when Choo returns in 6 weeks? Yikes.. Drafted that dude everywhere..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be in trouble, might platoon with Choo

  169. _$$$ says:
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    Fiers, Estrada, or hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

      • _$$$ says:
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        @Grey: fiers , finnegan, Alex wood, Pomeranz , favorite one going forward if finnegan pitches well today

  170. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Wacha or Story? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  171. _$$$ says:
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    Soler, holiday, or myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  172. Owen Simring says:
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    Grey! 5×5 Yahoo Roto got offered Turner+Votto for Upton+Choo. What do I do FML?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side

      • Owen Simring says:
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        @Grey:

        Yay. I actually already offered and had it accepted: I was just alarmed at how quickly it happened. Didn’t want to bias you with the truth, though. I know we’re like your children and you want to tell us good things no matter what.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  173. Project Merkin says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Bench bat: Soler or Souza, hit me with it boiiiii.

    Oh and I just dropped Nicasio for Jeanmar Gomez….good move? Or Stupid Merkin? (I know it “depends on what I need”, but Nicasio was my 8th SP and my RPs are Kimbrel, Robertson, and Casilla [and Gomez now I guess]). Thanks!

    Merky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, Merkin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  174. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    SON is crazy for Buchholz tomorrow vs Bal. You trotting him out there with confidence?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Pager24:

      He was all over the map in his first. No sink on the two seam and no command of the breaking ball at all. Toughest guy to figure out in MLB.

  175. Obey all says:
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    Genett or schoop going forward I know you got love for both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  176. Sad Keanu says:
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    Why does SON hate Niese? He’s looking good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who doesn’t hate Niese?

      • Sad Keanu says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: lol

  177. Go Nola!

  178. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The Jordster knew I mocked him!

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    I don’t think you can start anybody against the Orioles. Trumbo could have a really really good year there. I followed him pretty closely last year and there were two separate instances of him getting hot and then getting thrown into the platoon hopper and coming back out cold again. Just never really got going. Buck has been talking him up quite a bit. His career path to Baltimore is reminiscent of Chris Davis’ in a way. INF/OF with great power but some inconsistency to his game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he could’ve had a good year in Arizona too, and that went plouffe (verb definition here)

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      I dunno he just happens to own Price
      I’m not believing

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @FrankGrimes:

        There is a special place reserved for non-believers, you know.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @OaktownSteve:
          loving that Davis bomb off kimbrel tho

        • The Harrow says:
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          @OaktownSteve: come back with that mauer can see now so we should trust the opinion of a guy who hadn’t been able to see for 32 months.

  180. JMerts says:
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    I know this sounds crazy since it’s so early in the season, but should I drop Granderson for Rickard? My OF right now is J.D., Cain, Peralta, Calhoun (sometimes also Chris Davis when I have a lot of CI’s with good matchups), and I could use some extra steals to make my lineup more dynamic. I also like his plate discipline numbers in the Minors, and I’m thinking he might also be a good BA/runs scored kind of guy.

    • JMerts says:
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      @JMerts: FYI I’m also considering dropping A-Rod since I have Morales even though I like him as a bench bat hitting in the middle of that Yankee lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  181. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need an arm to replace t ross. who do you like from the following: erasmo, hellickson, leake or fister?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  182. Damn Grey all your responses to the comments could be the Trevor Ending Story! Ninja’s keep you busy! Really want to add VV in my local 10 teamer but need to keep some scrub closers to keep my SAGNOF kicking in the Ken Giles Band isn’t releasing any Centerfold soon-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  183. Scott says:
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    You are the man! That being said, which side would you rather in a 14 team dynasty league.

    Side 1: Julio Urias
    Side 2: Gregory Polanco and a top 150 prospect TBNL.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: And as a follow-up, does Jurickson Profar have any value in a dynasty league anymore. Whats your thoughts on him vs. a BNL top 100-150 prospect.

      Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  184. John says:
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    Deep roster mix dynasty lg, 100 FAB how much would you bid? Roto

    • John says:
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      @John: For Alex White!! lol

      • John says:
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        @John: *Tyler….Im a mess!! : )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $3

  185. david says:
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    Awesome stuff!

    I’m in a 10tm mixed league… My OF is solid and have Parra as backup. Should I get Mazara instead of Parra?

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, 5×5, roto.

    give- Lucas Duda, Delino DeShields.
    get- Hanley Ramirez, Justin Turner.

    looking for help in AVG.
    also concerned the Rangers do something stupid like keep Mazara as a regular over DeShields (if he’s not hitting) when Choo comes back.
    have Mallex Smith to provide SB through the season.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Trumbo. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Castellanso. SS- Machado. IN- Panik.
    OF- Marte. OF- Pederson. OF- DeShields. OF- Rickard. UT- Duda.
    BN- KDavis, CHernandez, Duvall, ADiaz, MKepler, MxSmith, Owings. DL- Ethier.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- JGomez.
    P- O’Day. P- Madson. P- Strickland.
    BN- Smyly, Garcia. DL- Boxberger. DL- Ryu. DL- JLamb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  187. Fish says:
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    So… I was just proposed Trevor Story for Jose Fernandez.

    I would be stupid to NOT take this deal, right?
    Is this thing veto-proof?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Fish: Take JoFern before they come to their senses!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s the crazy thing – this owner is really good and really competitive. I’m 74% in shock that he would offer a trade in our keeper league for his top 40 player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s weird

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Fish: who cares why or who. shoot em all and let god sort it out.

  188. Nola’s rollin.

  189. Franco smacked that one.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Elijah:
      About time.

  190. True and Correct says:
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    Domingo or Mazara ? Roto/Points ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  191. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Out of a $100 FAAB, what would you bid on Mallex, who is leading off today? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In an NL-Only league, $11

  192. John says:
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    Points lg was going to roll with M Montero and Hundley at catcher rather go with one, who to drop?

    Which OF to go first own Eaton Marte Gomez Conforto Deshields? 12 team points lg, im going to be bidding for Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero… Conforto

  193. JoeG414 says:
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    Start Alex Gordon vs McHugh
    or Mallex Smith vs Scherzer
    Still waiting on Gordon to do something.
    Could use the steals, but its his first game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

  194. DBo says:
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    Dynasty, Wacha or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  195. Obey all says:
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    Story for hey ward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

    • Moneyball says:
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      Don’t do it. Heyward is a “name.”

  196. SON OF MARLINS MAN says:
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    HOW BOUT THEM FISH!!! ah, Dad and I are just so excited to be back in the Crayola Canyon he helped pay for… the smell of seawater/sewage in the air, the sound of echoes from the thousands of empty seats, the low scoring games, the glare in my eye from the unicorn puke statue in center field … I could go on and on but its good to be back. As you can tell Dad and Uncle Jeffy (Loria) helped draft my team and we went a little mad for marlins.

    I am actively looking to upgrade 3B and am wondering if you like Suarez or Tyler White more than Moose ROS? Uncle Jeffy keeps telling me to pick up Prado for some reason..

    deep 10 team league | standard 5×5, H2H
    C: d’Arnaud
    1B: Encarnacion
    2B: Flash Gordon Jr.
    3B: Moustakas
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Braun
    OF: Polanco
    UTIL: Pujols
    UTIL: Yelich
    BENCH: Soler, M. Smith

    SP: J-Fern
    SP: Syndergaard
    RP: Doolittle
    RP: J. Gomez
    P: Salazaar
    P: Rodon
    P: Iglesias
    P: T. Walker
    BENCH: Chapman (SUS), McCullers (DL), J. Ross, Nola, Velasquez, Nelson, Finnegan
    NA: Gioloto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a beautiful story about your day at the park. I prefer Moose… Don’t listen to Jeffrey

  197. sagnof.R.E.A.M says:
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    Drop one for Cesar Hernandez
    Grandy
    Soler
    Domingo Santana
    Dare I say.. Khris Davis need the hr
    What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandy

  198. OaktownSteve says:
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    I was pretty convinced Baker was the last name of TV’s Hazel, and I was duly excited by the cosmic implications. But it was in fact “Burke,” and I am duly disappointed to once again find that the universe suffers from a surfeit of the mundane and a dearth of magic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA…. That would’ve been amazing

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: If Jeremy every has kids I hope he things about the first names Hazel and/or Baker

      Baker Hazelbaker, did I stutter?

  199. Nightmare says:
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    Hey grey-lord. I know it’s early but put on your thinking cap for me.

    ROS…..cervelli, grandal, or Hundley at Catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  200. OaktownSteve says:
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    You know who I am beginning to feel like may have been a sucker buy again this year is Kolten Wong. Already in a straight platoon. Banished to the lower tiers of the line up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I was out on him this year, didn’t love the possible platoon

  201. Ron says:
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    Wil Myers (an old friend of yours) or Deshields (a new friend of yours)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things, DeShields

  202. Obey all says:
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    Where’s rickard bat when Adam jones comes back?
    Pick up villar or him going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Obey all says:
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        @Grey: brandon Phillips or Diaz over villar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jumbo Diaz?

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: I’m betting he means Aledmys Diaz, who is now 7 for 12 on the season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wish the Cards would play him every day

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Obey all: probably where he batted before jones went out. rickard wasn’t only playing when jones was out.

  203. mauledbypandas says:
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    This Chris Davis guy sure is strong. Kimbrel BS #1

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @mauledbypandas:

      Nobody hit’s that ball dead center like him. Nobody. One of the best swings in baseball. You can find a hole or two in there but you best not miss location with him.

      3 down 57 to go.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I really wish he would have found it when he was still with the Rangers. Maybe he had to go to Baltimore to get over whatever was going on with him but the talent has always been there. Crushed that one

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @mauledbypandas:

          Say what you will about Showalter. He’s polarizing I know. But I think he’s one of the better guys in the game at finding ways to get the best out of his roster. I find him to consistently be one of the best interviews out there.

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Definitely one of my favorite managers. As you said, he really seems to be an expert at getting that team on the edge to play their hardest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t a BS

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: true not a blown save, but that is a blown “closer role situation”

        Officer pedant, was I speeding?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  204. OaktownSteve says:
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    Surprising factoid. Colby Rasmus is an opera lover. Made time to go to the Met when the Stros were in NYC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sure this wasn’t a typo with going to see the Mets play?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I picture him weeping to Che Gelida Manina like Nic Cage in Moonstruck

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha…You see Nic Cage and Vince Neil fight? It was glorious

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I did not. Why and how and WHY?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hit the Google right now and watch it, it’s amazing

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I thought it was disappointing. It wasn’t a fight! It was Vince Neil heroin stumbling towards Cage, and Nic grabbing him and calming him down. Unless I missed the DVD bonus feature…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “Don’t touch my wife, man!” C’mon!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: wow that is interesting since he has the look of a petulant douche.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @mauledbypandas:

        He looks like somebody cookin’ up a mess of squirrel burgoo in the hills of Pennsyltucky

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @OaktownSteve: you think he auditioned for that new Outsiders show?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @mauledbypandas:

            I don’t know what that is, but I’m going to say yes anyway.

  205. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    grichuk, after getting the fear of losing his job, now has 4 BB’s and 1 double in last 5. it appeared ALL pitchers were told to just throw some outside junk and watch him whiff his way out, but the boogeyman of losing at bats got him right.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: yep, now 6 BB’s, 2 doubles in last 9. he’s been quoted now as “i’ve never BB’d that much in a month before”, yep, being forced to have a hit tool from possible benching.

  206. Obey all says:
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    Villar vs leake or smyly vs Lindor

    • Obey all says:
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      @Obey all:
      Lindor vs smyly
      Villar vs leake
      Deshields vs walker
      Upton, jd vs liriano
      Which two sit planning my adds for the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields, Villar

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: interesting Hitter T hates delino today vs kuma

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: i myself did bench upton for delino, and since guys like shaw/molina got steals i’ll likely need it.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:and now of course delino isn’t playing. could’ve played upton or lawrie over him.

  207. J_Ceol says:
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    I hate my AL league, our rules on guys who get called up is so bizzaroooo… We can’t claim him until they play in a game and you have to wait a day after that to actually claim him or you’ll get sent to banishment island for a week…. awful.

    Enough bitching and moaning on my part.. I just lost James McCann with his ankle injury in AL roto… Would you prefer Iannetta for SEA or go Jarrod Salty-Dog for DET replacement??

    Both are kinda poo but all I got really..

    Thanks and much love bud!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salty

  208. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    NL-Only
    SON doesn’t like Finnegan vs. CHC (duh), but I don’t have a lot of good match ups this week, and the guy I’m playing has pretty decent ones. He has Cosart going against NYM (1 hour earlier). Would you go with Finnegan if Cosart was struggling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Finnegan

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Swing and miss stuff against a swing and miss team wins out.

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  209. Knucks says:
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    Delino already sitting :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh,he’s not going to sit regularly for Rua

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: just read he is 0-10 against Iwakuma so I’m sure that was a factor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be, and if you’re short due to the schedule, make sure he’s still in, could come in and pinch steal

  210. Jon Doe says:
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    Grey, would you trade any of springer Polanco or Blackmon for price? Owner is fed up with him after today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jon Doe says:
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        @Grey:
        Price for Matz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Price

  211. The Great Knoche says:
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    Burns out of lineup again. Looks like we are going to need Coco’s voodoo doll or the waiver wire for Burns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coco will hurt his hammy by next Sunday

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Oh Well SAGNOF. Dropped him for Colby in my 10 teamer tomorrow. Plenty of options until Sunday!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @The Great Knoche: this sucks. play coco tomorrow vs the lefty! Not sure why they are screwing with Burns like this

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @The Great Knoche:

      I said this in the pre-season, but the A’s OF is going to be a tough place for FBBers, especially in weekly. Cogs is going to play out there. Coco, Burns and Davis are going to mix it up. Canha will get some starts.

  212. Piotr says:
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    In a 10 team h2h points league (1000 FAAB budget), how much of a bid would you place on parra? Would be dropping Pillar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  213. Obey all says:
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    Start Pomeranz @ Phillies if your whip sucks already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  214. gangreen says:
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    I lost schwarber then chirinos, I have flowers in the catcher spot now. Its a 16 team leage and some have two catchers on there team. Do you think thhres better options out there. Should I have two catchers on my roster in a one catcher leage. Its a rotisserie points leage. Available catchers are phegly ,ianetta, persyinskiee, murphy, navvaro, holaday, kurt suzuki,castro , saltamachia, perez,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I read that like you had flowers there b/c the other two passed on… I’d try Salty

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @gangreen:

          Been in constant conversation with the Padres for Derek Norris. Also rumored interested in Lucroy. Bet a deal for one of them gets done inside of two weeks.

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I would put my money on Norris. There is a history there with Preller knowing the organization and also I hear the Brewers want one of Gallo/Mazara/Brinson which the Rangers are unlikely to do

          • gangreen says:
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            @OaktownSteve: the padres did just sign loney and put myers in LF with a nobody at first. Signs point to it happening. Does sandiego if traded norris, do they have another catcher to be the new starter. Who and is he better then salty for fantasy purpose

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe

        • gangreen says:
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          @gangreen: schwarber was my catcher im in a keeper leage and I have schwarb for 5$ from last year.
          What do you think of my team 16 rotisserie sean long points keeper.
          C: flowers sp:arrietta
          1:pujols. Sp:noah
          2:russel. Rp:britton
          3:seager. Rp:papelbon
          Ss:boagarts. P:rodon
          Of:mookie. P:lackey
          Of:myers. P:ziegler
          Of:corey dick.
          Flex:corey seager
          Bench:delino/mattadams/mallex/hyun soo kim
          Bench: heaney /rich hill/ dillon bundy
          Just writting this im guessing you will say drop kim and bundy. I should do that and pick up karns and either mitch more/hazzelbaker / kieraier/pagan/rickard/brito/leonys/aaron hicks/villar. Pretty much anyone else. I
          .ps. should I pick up lewis brinson im in a keeper league or will he not be up until end season. If you think he will be up midseason tell me now

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Drop Kim and Bundy…Karns and Hazelbaker

  215. Duda says:
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    Guy just accepted my story for his Seager!
    Now what lol :(
    The Story is leaving my team 23rd Round pick for Seager

  216. Cole says:
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    2 home runs over the weekend for gennet, I’m surprised we didn’t get a Scoot goes the dynamite!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  217. Nightpandas says:
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    Matz and Sano enough for Scherzer?

    My staff right now is

    Scherzer
    Harvey
    Sheilds
    McCullers
    Velasquez
    Berrios

    15 team keep 11 k/9 QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  218. Minus says:
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    Diaz starting to hit. who has more speed him or villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  219. OaktownSteve says:
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    Welcome to the majors, Mallex. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Max Scherzer and I’ll be showing you to your seat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: was it bad? I was going to watch but got swamped at work

  220. Ben says:
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    Should I drop Wainwright for Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind that

  221. Cram It says:
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    Lovin’ this Miguel Sano .136 BA with 13 K’s in 22 AB’s. Suckas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Cram It: Joey Gallo would love a K rate that low!

    • bazzrall says:
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      @Cram It: who is he trying to imitate, Buxton?!

  222. Jack says:
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    Soler, Hazelbaker, or Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  223. Los Putos says:
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    Deschizz and either Tanaka/Gray for Cain?

    ill still have Lester, Strasburg, Liriano, Hendriks, Nola and Velasquez.

    Prolly look to pick up either Ross, Nelson, Hill or Giles.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  224. Duda want to build a snowman? says:
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    Keeper league, $8 Story or $8 Matz?

    Probably wouldn’t keep Matz unless all my keepable bats, Stras, and $3 Iglesias failed…but $8 story I would keep if he puts together a good Desmond-ish season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  225. OaktownSteve says:
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    Run Bryce. Run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s no fun rooting for the top guy in fantasy when I don’t own him

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        What’s worse, I own him in our Scout league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I know! My team hasn’t exactly started off hot in that league

  226. Paper Tiger says:
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    Give Kinsler, get Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Paper Tiger says:
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        @Grey: I agree. Only problem is that leaves me trotting out Spang or Lawrie @ 2nd. :\

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Lawrie

  227. Mike says:
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    14 team h2h

    Starlin Castro and Tyson Ross for Salazar?

    Which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar side

  228. FrankGrimes says:
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    Giancarlo!

    Matz ouch…

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Matz got destroyed. That hurtz.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @FrankGrimes: sounded like he got jobbed on a lot of close calls and weak bloopers but still… ouch

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @mauledbypandas: There was some bad luck, but his lack of quality secondary offerings really showed.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: Ahh, I was just going on what I heard from the Mets radio team. They were not happy with the strike zone

  229. mr. west says:
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    Dump Matz for Velazquez, Darvish, T Ross, Teheran or hold? – his pitches look flat and lifeless, like batting practice. H2H category league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

  230. Jon Doe says:
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    Can anyone who watched Matz pitch give me some reassurances? Please tell me he was unlucky. Already lost Ross, traded Stroman. Was really counting on Matz to be solid at worst.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t get that unlucky… He’ll be fine, just had an off game

      • bazzrall says:
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        @Grey: I saw him in the dugout rubbing his fingers, so my first thought was blisters, but it was his non-throwing hand so ¯\_(?)_/¯

    • Moneyball says:
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      He got frazzled when he heard Yelich’s mom say – win or lose – Christian gets to go to the ice cream parlor after the game.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahahahahahahaha

  231. letsgobravos says:
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    Damn, Matz destroys my ratios in the first game of the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the worst

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: At least now I can stream my ass off and not worry about losing the rate categories

  232. Brett says:
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    Trade question. I have 3 OF spots and my utility. Currently have Domingo Santana, Ozuna, Parra, Mazara, Mallex Smith and Incarte and Kang on my dl.

    Have the change to get Cespedes for Ozuna and a closer. Would you trade for him given all these other guys. I would have too many guys for only 4 spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, cause he’d be your best OF

  233. Fungazi says:
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    Mallex down! Mallex down!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was fast, what happened?

      • bazzrall says:
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        @Grey: helmet came off while attempting a steal at 2nd and came back up and cut him in the eye. probably will get stitches and we all know what that means tonight: no bitches

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thanks!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Fungazi:
      well that was short!

      • Fungazi says:
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        @FrankGrimes: It’s just a face scar. He’ll be back tomorrow lookin like Omar Little and stealing whatever he wants.

      • Moneyball says:
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        You come at Mallex, you best not miss.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Moneyball: Mallex comin’ Yo!

  234. SO says:
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    Devon travis worth holding as my 2 dl spots are filling fast? Kang, revere, mccullers all dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

      • SO says:
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        @Grey: for treal Turner stash? Streamer? Waivers pretty bare

  235. Dommattingly says:
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    Add Hazelbaker at the cost of KDavis or LEonys Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  236. Q says:
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    Death, taxes, and Colby Rasmus on a short schedule day…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly!

  237. jal179 says:
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    Sir Grey,

    10 team h2h redraft. My 4th starting OF is Burns.

    Interesting wire options include:
    Domingo, Delino, Rasmus, Wil Myers

    The As OF platoon has me raging and I’m beginning to worry abut Billy’s playing time.

    Who you like of the above? Preference is for Runs, Speed and Average…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  238. Ry says:
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    Hey Grey. Insurting Normar tomorrow night. I have a trade question for you. 16 team keep 6. I was offered Goldy for Abreu and Felix.
    I currently have Felix, Stroman and Sonny heading up my staff. I would be losing Felix. Should I take this deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  239. Ryr says:
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    Hi Gray. Who wins Felix/Abreu or Goldy. 16 team keep 6. I own Abreu side and I am pitching heavy. Thanks in advance

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Ryr: Goldy side and its not close

  240. Andy says:
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    Grichuck or Rasmus Dailey 5×5?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  241. Minus says:
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    Finnegan still a streamer or pick him up in 12 team h2h

  242. Jay says:
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    Guessing bidding will escalate now. How much wld you bI’d for deep roster 50 per team mix dynasty. 100 budget?

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: finnegan

  243. Andy says:
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    Pillar span cesear drop one
    Sbs and Ave are needs

  244. letsgobravos says:
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    In a 10 teamer, Mazara, Hazelbaker and Smith are all available. I don’t have any droppable hitters and only 1 bench bat. (presently Pujols) Have lots of pitchers. Should I drop any of Leake, Nola, Matz, Iwakuma for any of the rookie sensations?

  245. Greys Bum Hair says:
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    Lost Choo to the DL in a 6×6 with OBP

    Replace with K Davis, Rasmus, Reddick, span, Valencia, ozuna,

    Don’t need steals …..probably

  246. RIP Phife says:
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    Lose Duda or K Davis for Mazara?

  247. Darreillo says:
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    How do you rank these OF?
    Blackmon, Braun, Pederson, Burns, Holliday, Brantley, Soler, Mazara?

  248. muskysmell says:
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    kris bryant sucks…I’m trading him for a bag of baseballs

  249. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Reds sure know how to blow Ws. At least I have Rondon and got a S.
    Lowercase yay.

    Grey, Are you throwing Nicasio in your NL-Only league(s) tomorrow? I have enough other starts that I can pass, and start him at PNC this weekend.

  250. Johnc says:
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    Injured players making their return to my lineup this week! Hooray. Need to lose one of my fill-ins. Short term I keep two of these three… Who to hold?
    K Davis, Rickert, Escobar.

  251. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    man with rumbelow down what’ll we drink? tequilaup? scotchfromtheside?

    me liking this tropeano stream. too bad i got snaked to him in some dynasties last week when he was announced.

  252. OaktownSteve says:
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    Sonny Gray struck out the side in an inning that featured one K on a foul 2 strike bunt, one on a K with a wild pitch where the batter reached and one standard K.

  253. OaktownSteve says:
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    the first SB of the season (OF THE SEASON) recorded by…Albert Pujols. Yeah you saw that coming

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      First by the Angels, that is.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: on same day shaw and molina had them too, makes perfect sense (esp when yr playing against those 2)

  254. Why does Matz hate me? Is it because I hate the Mets and always have?

    That outing is gonna leave a mark this week. Fortunately my opponent had Verlander/Price.

    Still – was Hopi t for just a little more out of the young man.

  255. Howie says:
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    Iglesias or Ross the rest of the year?– priority being ERA/WHIP/W in that order (Ks not counted in this old time 4×4 NL Roto league). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel

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