Yesterday, on the way to the park, Chris Paddack felt under the weather.  Not to confuse people, Paddack had the flu, there’s no weather in San Diego.  So, Chris Paddack was touching 100, and I’m not talking about his fastball.  As Paddack made his way to the mound, he’d cough and:  “You rang?”  That’s the on-staff hernia nurse.  Well, it’s not just the hernia nurse who’s on-staff when it comes to Paddack.  Yesterday, he dismantled the Mariners — 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.67 in 27 IP, getting some swinging strikes that were…Well, one swing by Daniel Vogelbach was the highest pitch generating a swing all year at four-feet and eight-inches aka “an Altuve.”  Currently, Paddack sits at 10 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and a 3.80 xFIP, and, Steamer’s rest-of-the-season projections for him are 3.49 ERA with a 10 K/9 in 120 IP, i.e., a top 40 starter in all mixed leagues.  With all his commercials, Justin Verlander can push his Flonase down our throats (noses?), but Paddack pitching is sick — God bless you!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ty France – Called up by the Padres.  Can’t wait for France to face a couple German pitchers and approach the plate with a white flag on his bat.  Love his player pic too (compliments of Rotowear):

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .155.  A couple of Hispanic people in the crowd commented, “What a boring home run celebration from Kinsler.”

Blake Snell – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.54, as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “What’s up, snitches!”  Then apologized to Karen in Accounting, citing his unfamiliarity with the case where she was an informant for Bristol, Connecticut PD.

Joey Wendle – 2-for-2, 1 RBI, but left with wrist pain and is day-to-day.  I’m concerned these injuries to Mr. Wendle are going to lead to Arrested Development.

Jake Junis – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.57.  The Streamonator tried to get you to start Junis, but y’all are a bunch of anti-Streamites.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 4th homer.  For what it’s Werth, his average has dropped from .349 to .298 in two weeks.

Adalberto Mondesi – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .283.  Father, I’ve been having unclean thoughts about Adalberto Mondesi again.  “Sir, this is a Wendy’s.”

Gio Gonzalez – Signed with the Brewers, where he was last year for five starts.  Dot dot dot.  Of lights out baseball!  Yo, is Roberto Kelly in here?  I can’t tell, because it’s lights out baseball!  Didn’t understand Yankees release of Gio — he was pitching well in the minors, and solid last year (for real baseball) — and I like the signing by the Brewers.  Gonzalez is a streamer in most mixed leagues, but a solid get for an NL-Only team.  He should have around a 8+ K/9, 4.15 ERA and get some wins.

Eric Thames – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .273. In related news, Jesus Aguilar ate a cruller without getting frosting on his hands, then told everyone in the clubhouse calling it his Cruller Report.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  OZUNA go deep for fun.  OZUNA talking Fun Dips, but home runs good too.

Yadier Molina – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  That ball was all freed…Molina!  Bad home run call?  Not as bad as Chocolat.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  Really have to appreciate how Wainwright has battled back from being the laughingstock of talk radio to being “a guy most people thought retired, but is still pitching mediocrely.”

Sandy Alcantara – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Fun fact!  Sandy Alcantara is the name of an opera singer who got drunk and fell asleep on the beach.

Jefry Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  In Spanish his name is pronounced Hi-fry, which is also how I greet my fried potatoes.  (Please don’t tell me it’s not pronounced like that; I’m kidding and am stupid.)  This was a Streamonator call because he was facing the Marlins, so no dur.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (6), hitting .184.  Woo-hoo, now he’s only around the 767th best fantasy hitter, but up from the low-800’s!

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .311, hitting leadoff, has been productive, ya know.  However, while watching this game, I realized something when I saw Bob Melvin:  Why does every baseball manager look like a stepfather?

Matt Chapman – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .311.  Fun fact!  When talking to customer service people, he uses his middle name to sound menacing.  “Can I call you Matt?”  “Call me Matt James Chapman.”

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .219.  He’s screaming into the night sky like he’s in a Aerosmith video, “Go ahead, drop me to waivers!  It makes me stronger!”  Then a 16-year-old Alicia Silverstone, twirls her hair with her finger and some 50-year-old dude smacks her ass.  The 90’s!  Still like Mazara, but I can understand having a hard time holding him through his April slump.  Of course, I can see going back in on him.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Someone should accuse Forsythe of stealing signs from the universe.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “So, is Karen just not even going to talk to me anymore? I didn’t know she snitched.”

Raimel Tapia – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .281.  I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up but Ramiel Tapia is playing, and hitting, in place of Ian Desmond.  It might finally be happening.  Add him in all leagues.

German Marquez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.54, but gave up a home run to my other baby boo, Sexy Dr. Pepper, Juan Soto (his 4th).  So bitter…sweet…Sweet, then bitter…Bitter, then sweet.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .279.  Chazz Noir starring in Man-Dinger, the Blackmonploitation film from the mind of Melvin Van Peebles.  Chazz Noir is the Man-Dinger, trying to solve crimes and what happened to his fantasy value.

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.99.  Mets looked so lifeless yesterday, and it wasn’t even Weekend at Bernie’s Bobblehead Night.  Mets are playing in Metco again, apparently.  Streamonator did like Velasquez’s start last night and his next one, and I can see giving him a shot.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .273.  Who has a better OBP right now, him or Bryce?  Well, yeah, obviously, because I’m pointing it out in Hoskins’s blurb.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .276.  He made $645.37 since his last home run!

Mike Soroka – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Not sure why I’m having such trepidation about the Braves young starters, or what trepidation means, but I’m feeling less confident about them right now.  I watched most of the game, and Soroka got out of more jams than Mr. Smucker.  With all that said, his peripherals look decent enough and he has a solid next matchup, per Streamonator.

Jordan Lyles – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up from 0.53 to 2.05.  The Regression Fairies have a Beyonce quote in their social media profile; they celebrate Friendsgiving and they will destroy your ratios.

Jung Ho Kang – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .167.  Awareness is cool, but I don’t know how I feel that after Kang drives a ball, he has to blow into his bat before he can move.

Josh Bell – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .299.  I will say this about Bell without any irony or sarcasm or giggles or anything else I’ve tied my ship to, Bell looks like a home run hitter.

Merrill Kelly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  When I see he’s throwing in a game, I 100% know who he is, and 0% know what he’s going to do.  Might take some more time before we get a real feel for how he’s going to pitch from start to start, but in Pittsburgh does not scare me, in general.  So, maybe he’s a matchups guy.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers, hitting .247.  No foolsies, I saw Marte with two homers in Pittsburgh and I brain-farted an entire blurb about Starling Marte.  *turns to mirror* You’re cute, but so dumb.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He’s hitting .290 and four days ago we were writing him off for the year.  Put a Post-It on your fantasy team, “It’s April.”  Also, put that Post-It covering Kris Bryant’s name for the time being.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4 and his 2nd and 3rd homer.  Rudy and I were talking yesterday about Simmons and how high he is on the Rest of the Season Player Rater.  That’s right, we have a Player Rater that tells you what guys will do vs. what they’ve already done.

Cody Allen – Ausmus removed Allen from the role of closer until “he figures things out.”  Hopefully, he’s talking about Allen figuring things out because Ausmus is hopeless.  I would own Ty Buttrey and Hansel Robles.  Before Ausmus decided it was a good idea to throw Buttrey for three innings last night (not exactly closer usage), I would’ve guessed he was next up, but now I’m leaning Robles.  It’s not close(r) to decided, however.

Chad Green – Optioned to the minors, because Green is for the money, but Chad is for the ‘sad.’

Gary Sanchez – 0-for-4, 4 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Could someone ask Karen if A) She’s not talking to me because I was being insensitive and B) Does she want to sleep with me?”

Clint Frazier – Went for an MRI on his ankle.  Greg Bird is contagious!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.88.  I’d still put money on him getting to around a 3.70 ERA.  I’ll take that bet.  Okay, Random Italicized Voice, but all I have is a $1,329,063 bill with Alfred E. Neuman’s face on it.

Michael Chavis – 0-for-1, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, and even better he was caught once.  How is that better?  Because he’s running, trying to steal bases, that’s a good sign.  The…wait for it…steal sign.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .265.  He has 5 RBIs and zero homers.  But how about that Spring Training?!

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .424.  He’s cooled off pretty dramatically, hitting only .364 with three homers over the last week.

Walker Buehler – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners (2 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 5.25.  Ugh, who broke Buehler?  *looks at his player page* Holy Cheezit, my eyes are burning.  Is he still not warmed up from a lack of a Spring Training?  Sure hope so, because his stats look like Mike Leake without the control.  His numbers (turn away if you can’t handle this):  6.8 K/9 (el oh eff me), 3 BB/9 and 4.96 xFIP (vomit).  A 83-year-old Sandy Koufax could pitch better.  Or Bill Nye.  Okay, I’m very concerned.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .312.  Maybe he can pull Kris Bryant aside and trip him down a staircase, so at least I have a reason to get Bryant out of my lineup.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .333.  Hunh.  I thought he reverted back to old Heyward, but not old old Heyward.

Ervin Santana – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.45.  White Sox should’ve been concerned when Ervin asked to wear the same number as James Shields.

Mychal Givens – 2 IP, 1 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 4.50.  The Orioles’ goal is to give Mychal Givens as many saves as roles anyone can name for Robin Givens.  This one was Head of the Class.  Boomerang by Memorial Day?

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .366.  If you put $1 down on the prop bet of Jorge Polanco winning the AL MVP, you have to love where you are right now.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  He’s never hit three homers in three games in his career.  And still hasn’t, sucker!

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  In honor of Verlander’s start, the Astros had a giveaway of 1,000 metric tons of pollen so their fans would go out and buy Flonase.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He’s hitting .386.  Not in the last week.  On the season.  Hot schmotato alert!

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  This is the first time he’s gone back-to-back since a road trip with Leonys Steve Martin.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  Wish I could say I fully trust Pomeranz, or that I would’ve started him in a road game, even if it was at Toronto (silent 2nd T), but his peripherals look solid — 10.2 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, 3.73 xFIP and two miles per hour faster on his fastball.  Looks like a legit rotation piece for the backend of fantasy staffs.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Jays announced he will be called up on Friday.  If Vlad Jr. doesn’t hit 500 home runs on Friday, let down?  Okay, we’ll give him a pass because he’s so cuddly, I wanna spooner, Glad Vuerrero!  Clearing my iCal now for 1st weekend in August in 2044 for when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be elected into the Hall of Fame.  He will be flown there in a car by Ted Williams’s Frozen Head.  It is written, so it will be done.  As for fantasy, he’s a top 40 bat immediately.

  1. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Caleb Smith tonight @ Philly? I can use the SP points for the week if possibly.

    In other exciting news, Lester will be starting tonight!!

    Thanks for great write up!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If its H2H points then sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        With Lester back today. Drop Chase Anderson or Pineda?

        Next cut would be when Folty is back.

        Thankyou!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pineda

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Finally,

            ROS: Drop Jay Bruce or H. Dozier for Tapia?

            I’d think Bruce..

            Thankyou for all your help

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bruce

  2. Fleeced says:
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    Hey Grey, choose 2 in order please

    Tapia, Smith Jr, Nunez, C. tucker, Chavis or Miggy?

    • Cram It says:
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      First two

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tucker, Tapia for me

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Chavis and Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Tapia

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Loved it, only have superlative words to describe it.

    a. On Earth-2 your doppelganger is a spaz, however still good looking.

    b. Thanks to your advice I now have a red dick. Hold my Reddick (you sick bastard) or drop for

    1. Tapia
    2. Chavis

    I mean I need everything but I’m 2nd in SB with 27 (come back, Treat) but need run production in general more. 11th in batting average.

    c. Going to the mainland today!! So happy. Our daughter is staying behind with the seaman because she is going to celebrate his birthday (which is today) alone with him. Queue Teddy Pendegrass’ Love T.K.O.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 25

    They liked me so long as the liquor flowed at my house, but I haven’t seen any of them around lately.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Ha

      B. Agree with DT

      C. Haha

      D. Are they still their quotes?

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Thanks, man.

        They are their quotes. I know it’s a little somber (okay really somber today) but most of it was exacerbated by being on the island paradise.

        It’ll be better tomorrow, or it won’t. You’ll have to tune in tomorrow to find out!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’ll be here!

  4. Brett says:
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    1. should I drop winker or rowdy tellez for Tapia? Or hold?

    2. Sorry, i pretty much brought this up yesterday….

    Castellanos or Daniel Murphy, who you think has a better year? (need rbis)

    Huge thanks! We appreciate the hell outta you guys answering the same questions over and over!

    • Cram It says:
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      1. I’d drop Tellez
      2. Cast for RBIs

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    As a former Bryant owner, I am getting major schadenfreude out of your frustration. But Grey is usually on point when it comes to fading injury optimism, not sure what happened here (we were supposed to buy in to his shoulder having recovered because??). Which fancy pants industry league is he killing you in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him in RCL

  6. SteveNZ says:
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    Would you say that the Pom is kind of a like-for-like replacement for the Shoe?

    Elsewhere, to this inexpert eye, it seems like no one came out of Rhames-Hoskins I and II with reputations enhanced. Throwing at a guy’s head is bucking fullshit and of course the throwee wants to hit a homer off him the next night. But when you do, act like it’s no thing. That slow schlep round the bases? Lame.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that makes sense

      Total BF

  7. Josh-NYC says:
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    Juan Soto owner needs pitching. I was offered the following trade:

    Juan Soto for my David Price/Nomar Mazara

    Is it fair/close ? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Christ, what are you waiting for?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Soto, not close

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      Accept trade and initiate chicken dance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Jesus Christ. I come here for advice as much as the next guy but just quit fantasy if you can’t make a decision like this on your own.

      You’ve been offered a top 20 bat for a SP3 and a borderline unownable OF.

      • Coriell says:
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        You guys being critical of a question are funny. Bunch of dumb asses. Maybe the guy is new to fantasy baseball! Cram…..can you answer a question without being an asshole? If not, stop responding you dumb f**k!

        • Cram It says:
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          :-*

        • Cram It says:
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          I think my ratio of genuine responses to snarky ones is pretty good, Frenchy.

  8. Dileo says:
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    HI Grey-

    In a points league, I was able to trade:
    MAchado/Desmond for Springer / MArte

    I dont love selling low on mm, but I feel im getting MARte for nothing at this price…desmond was likely heading for the waiver wire…thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Prefer the Machado side but its fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. whitt23 says:
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    Buehler for Mondesi? 12 team 6×6 with OPS and QS

    • Cram It says:
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      Fair – I want the bat 90% of the time depending on my team.

    • Cram It says:
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      And I’d want Mondesi

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mondesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

      • whitt23 says:
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        Thanks. I posted it before I read your post. Last time I’ll do that. I made the deal after reading it. Whoops…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. themendozaline says:
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    Should I be holding Paddack over anyone else on my staff?

    SP
    Sale (Ugh I know early starter. My inner Sox fan possessed me during the draft)
    Carrasco
    Marquez
    Taillon
    E Rod
    Bieber
    Folty
    Paddack

    RP
    Treinen
    Ozuna
    Leclerc
    Kimbrel
    Brasier

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Over Kimbrel, LeClerc, Brasier and ERod for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • themendozaline says:
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        Thanks Gentleman. This is h2h pts I forgot to mention, if that were to sway your opinion

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Nope doesn’t change

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t sway mine

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      hot take : can be held over EVERYONE on this list

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    It’s completely ridiculous that Ausmus would need to announce a “demotion” for Allen and, of course, throw Buttrey two innings. Its total nonsense. What is the point? Completely ridiculous to turn this into some sort of theater. The good part for most of us is that the Angels wont have many leads to protect this year. Spare us all, Brad Ass-munch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, it’s a bizarre move by him, when we know Allen will just be closing again this time next week

      • Dave D says:
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        And Fletcher will be back to hitting ninth with Calhoun and his .182 avg leading off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course!

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            As a Tigers fan, ASSmus was a huge part in the decline that followed losing out on Scherzer after DUMBrowski pissed him off. Trout’s x amount of years will be wasted by bumbling Assmus. Calling it now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s the worst!

            • Dave D says:
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              Well, something to look forward to as an Angels fan. I’ve known for about 7 years that it won’t get better as an Angels fan until Arte sells the team. I’m not holding my breath. The Padres will likely win a ring before the Angels ever do again. Thats who I can root for I guess…

  12. jogon says:
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    I have Odor coming back, drop Adames or Vogelbach ?

    I have Folty back, drop Ryu, Ray or Bieber ?

    Tks

    • Cram It says:
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      Folty

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d ditch Adames and Ryu

      • cg says:
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        but…Ryu looks like a 1

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t drop Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adames and Folty

  13. Neil says:
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    Would you trade Ender Inciarte for Jesus Aguilar in a deep 14 team H2H league with OBP instead of Avg? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d take Aguilar but it’s fair and needs based. Also a chance Aguilar loses job to Thames…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have Rizzo at 1B, Suarez at third, and Springer/Conforto/Mallex at OF (and Giancarlo whenever he returns). For util I currently alternate between Dozier and Voit. Would you drop either for Bell (or Winker)? My pitching is a little meh and I suspect I’ll need to stockpile a good hitter or two to facilitate a trade later. It’s a 5×5 h2h mixed redraft.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey ,

    Hold/Drop ?
    1. Nick Castellanos : did almost nothing …YET – NO HR, any random pickable OF is better now! (see Franmil, / Renfroe / Soler … Verdugo)
    2. “Oh Jesus” Aguilar : did REALLY nothing!! 9 “so-so”hits/68 AB … even Ian Desmond is better !!!
    3. Maikel Franco ? is making contacts , but 8 games without HR,,, let’s get warmer? Yandy D is more steady !
    4. Abreu …

    • Cram It says:
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      1. Hold

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Holding all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  16. phennore says:
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    16-team 5X5 league. I find myself with too many starting pitchers. If I can’t swing a trade, who gets the ax?

    Price
    Rich Hill
    Musgrove
    Marco Gonzalez

    Thanks,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Marco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. RicoSuave says:
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    Great write up Grey.

    16 team H2H weekly points league

    Tapia or Cole Tucker?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Tapia

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tapia for me in points

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  18. Nick says:
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    What do you think about ?!

    John Means SP , coming out-of-nowhere, but can stay in BAL rotation?
    look at these not appetizers Starters :
    A.Cobb : 1% owned in Y! leagues … BAD
    Bundy : Ks .. what else
    Cashner; only old and bright spot , but would 32yo keep it up in a full-season effort?
    Straily : unowned in Y!
    Hess ( who is it ?) : Y! says he’s the best Orioles starter !!!
    so ,,, i’d put my 2cents on Means by any means

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget O’s starters

  19. Bernie Brewer says:
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    After yesterday’s blurb about Wheeler, I went out shopping for him. Best offer I got so far is go give up R. Iglesias to get Wheeler. I have some other SAGNOF options (Holland, Parker, W. Peralta)…is this a fair deal to get Wheeler? Thanks!

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Yes do it fast

    • Cram It says:
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      Christ, what are you waiting for?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with others

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree, it’s good

  20. DonnieB says:
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    I am looking to replace Desmond. Where would I go? Jose Martinez, Gardner,Tapia, Franmil, and Renfroe. Latter are on waivers. Grab Christin Stewart until healthy? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  21. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Ty France player pic had me lolling

    Tapia or Reddick short term?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Reddick is hot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too… Agree with DT

  22. Not the other JC says:
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    Please rank ROS

    Pomeranz
    Soroka
    Luke Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver, Pom

  23. Twins Peaker says:
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    Walking on the wild side today with Kluber @ Astros (in April) and C. Smith @ Philly.

    Thanks to Grey for his daily thoughts and replies to everyone of my (and others) silly questions. Thanks also to Donkey Teeth who frequents the messages with responses.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      No problem, good luck!

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      Should have mentioned Cram It too….appreciate the help.

      And others who I haven’t mentioned. This place is a great resource. People NOT in my leagues should use this as a place to learn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, good luck!

  24. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Always like the first ESPN Kevin sighting of the year!

    Streamonated Junis yesterday, thank you very much, and headed over to pick up Cahill for next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, Kevin…

      Nice!

  25. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team 6×6 ops
    1.) Rank- Choo, Braun, Tapia

    10 team 5×5
    2.) Tapia, SmithJr., E5, Odor,
    3.) Reddick or Soler
    4.) Sell Buehler? I know his price isn’t great, but I guess I can sell the name as a top 15-20 pitcher right now.

    • Cram It says:
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      4) Sell anyone if the price is right

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Tapia, Braun, Choo for me
      2) E5, Odor, Tapia for me
      3) Soler
      4) I’m actually buying, not concerned like Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT except on Buehler

    • Brew Crew says:
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      I’m looking to drop Maeda. The 3 I’m looking to add are: Matz, Soroka and Weaver.
      Which one would you choose?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t drop Maeda

        • Brew Crew says:
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          Ok. Thanks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  26. Cram It says:
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    4) Sell anyone if the price is right

    • Coriell says:
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      You already said that dumb ass

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        show us on the doll where the Cram touched you

  27. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Should I keep holding Jeremy Jeffress?

    I wanna get back to streaming, specifically Jerad Eickhoff tom, but my only possible drops are:
    Jeffress
    Woodruff
    Frankie Montas
    Erik Swanson

    All of which have games coming up (minus Montas who is a double start next week), and who I kinda wanna hold.

    To quote your polish uncle, What can do?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d let Woodruff go instead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

      Agree with DT

  28. Dozier Nice Boobs says:
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    10 team points league. Have McNeil at 2nd. Freeman, P. Alonso and H. Dozier at 1st.

    Give up Alonso for Moncada?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Good morning! Trying to figure out what to do with Aguilar. He’s been on my bench, naturally, so he’s losing playing time for me too. I was offered a trade for him: Niko Goodrum. I could us the OBP boost. My current MI are Shaw, Dozier, and Cole Tucker. I’m still holding Profar. Is it worth dumping Aguilar?

    Also, what’s your take on Ty France? I can pick up him up – we’re not a FAAB league and I have the first waiver claim. Is it worth using it on him?

    Finally, if I do the Aguilar trade, should I drop one of my MI for Tapia? Will he play enough, or are they still committed to Desmond?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Cram It says:
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      Tapia is covered in the rundown of this very post.

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Yeah, I see that. I was just wondering if anything changed given my specific situation.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold on Aguilar, pass on France

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — but don’t know your league, if super deep, maybe France is something

  30. William Hung says:
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    My pitching stats this week so far: 1 W, 15Ks, 4.5 ERA, 1.4 WHIP, and 6.75 K/9

    Decided to stream Porcello today v. DET – hopefully this one works out – speaking of the Red Sox, what kind of voodoo magic do I need to do to get Betts stealing bases again? He only has 1 attempt all year so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hasn’t been on base much to steal

      • William Hung says:
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        semantics!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  31. Joe Shmoe says:
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    hi Mr. Grey,
    In a RCL: Who do you keep: Kepler or Bader?
    Yawwwwn

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kepler for me. Both are RCL fringe to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  32. JP says:
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    Thanks for writing another great update!

    Quick question of 2B…

    7×7 league with BB and OPS

    Schoop or McMahon?

    Since Schoop walks twice a year I figured it was pretty close..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Schoop, but it’s close, don’t really have one favorite

  33. RookieNookie says:
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    In a 10 team dynasty league with 42 player rosters. I need to add some pitchers and need to drop some bench bats.

    1. Has Hosmer already peaked? What can we expect from him over the next five years?

    2. Should I drop Hosmer, C.Walker, or Chavis? Looking for upside players since my team is a ways from contention.

    Cheers

    • Cram It says:
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      Forget Hosmer in your dynasty plans. He’s had two solid/unspectacular years in his whole career.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram, ditch Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • RookieNookie says:
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        Great, in this league, would you trade my Myers for or should I shoot for someone else? Morton, perhaps?

        • RookieNookie says:
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          For ERod.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoot higher

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I don’t like Morton at all

            • RookieNookie says:
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              Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  34. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Which do you prefer rest of season:

    Gleyber Torres or D. Santana

    Hitterton/Steamer leans heavy Torres.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gleyber for me but it’s close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. jdred5 says:
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    14 team 5×5 $1000 FAAB: How much do you bid on Buttrey or Robles?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends how desperate you are for saves….maybe $15-60

      • Alps says:
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        Taillon getting hit hard. Will probably be 1-3 After today’s game His K rate is not especially good either
        Would you hold or drop for E-Rod
        Or VINCE Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT on desperation mattering, but maybe $21/23

  36. Earl says:
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    According to Trade Analyzer, Mondesi has like $19 of value, Jean Segura has like $17 and Tatis JR. has only $5.

    I am trying to understand why such a large gap between the 1st two and Tatis Jr??

    I was almost thinking that on upside and season so far that only could get either of the frist two for Tatis Jr. straight up. Perhaps I am a bit dellusional!!

    • Earl says:
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      Sorry for bad spelling and bit of grammar. Coffee has not kicked in yet!

    • Cram It says:
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      Are the other managers using the trade analyzer? I find it hard to believe that the reason you don’t get either of them for Tatis is because the trade analyzer says you shouldn’t.

      • Earl says:
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        I was just preparing to possibly think about trading Tatis Jr..

        One owner seems to really want him. In this league I have Mondesi and Story already for SS/MI. I could use some outfield help so was maybe thinking of flipping Tatis Jr for Victor Robles or even trying to get Segura and Robles for my Tatis Jr and someone else.

        Was thinking in other league of maybe trying to trade Tatis Jr for Mondesi straight up?

        Thanks for advice.

        • Cram It says:
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          Tatis is rookie nookie, I’m sure someone is willing to overpay for him.

          But Mondesi over Tatis.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Mondesi over Tatis and Tatis over Segura. Trade analyzer is probably a little conservative on rookies without a track record…

      • Earl says:
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        What about Victor Robles over Tatis Jr?

        Or perhaps my Tatis JR and either Hunter Dozier or Christian Walker for his Segura and Robles? I know Dozier and Walker and both hot right now for most part so parting with them would be hard.

        Thanks

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Tatis for Robles is close but I’d want a little more. Doesn’t sound like you need a 3rd MI so no need to try too hard to get Segura back but those ideas or something along those lines sounds good to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — it goes off of rest of season projections: https://razzball.com/restofseason-hitterprojections/

      If a guy like Tatis has only 25 games played in his career, it doesn’t have as much confidence in him continuing it than say a Segura that’s done it for many years

      • Earl says:
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        I am trying to get my head around if it makes sense to try and trade Tatis JR to someone who seems to want him badly if I have Mondesi and Story already.

        Like I mentioned, I need some additional outfield help and could use some additional speed so was trying to determine if Robles would be good target using Tatis Jr as trade bait.

        Suppose I could hold on Tatis Jr. and hope his season continues to be good one!

        Thanks

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          If you don’t need Tatis and it’s a redraft league, Robles is fine , esp if you need steals
          I think some people are goofy high on Tatis personally

  37. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Polanco or Buxton?

    2. LeMahieu continues to perform and playing time solid (Tulo / Andujar minimal risk). Do you still believe Odor is worth a pickup over DJ?.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Buxton for me but Grey hates him
      2. Odor for me but it isn’t a slam dunk

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t hate Buxton, I just think he’s garbage

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          And you’re neutral on garbage? Or you like it?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            If we’re recycling, garbage can be advantageous to the environment

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              You better be recycling! Not recycling is the only offense punishable by death in the state of California…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Buxton is a plastic straw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Polanco 2. Odor

  38. RotoSlayer says:
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    As an Allen and Buttrey owner should I drop Allen for Robles? Id hate to drop if Allen regains closer duties in a few weeks. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Brother Grey! Thanks again for the sage advice as always.

    Questions:

    1. Would you drop Ian Desmond or Cole Tucker for Raimel Tapia? Or hold?
    2. I own Jordan Lyles and Luke Weaver. Are either worth owning in a 12 team 5×5 H2H league ROS; or are they both streamers?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d take Tapia over Desmond but it close go either way
      2. Weaver is depending on bench size, Lyles isn’t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tucker 2. Agree with DT

  40. bigbear says:
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    Has VV finally put it together? His game log seems pretty solid this year.

    I had Kris Bryant last year and he killed me. I just couldn’t this year. My condolences.

    Why has Belly hit #6 the past two games? No excuse. The way he’s mashing taters and loosening belts he should be hitting higher.

    I’ve got a 1000 problems, but hitters ain’t one. I’m really going to have issues when Turner and Ohtani come off the DL. And here I am looking to add Tapia… My CL’s suck donkey nuts however. Leclerc, Parker, Neris… All that to say, I’m shopping a few guys to improve CL and SP.

    How does trading away Dahl, Dozier, Parker and Ryu for Yates, Flaherty, and Castillo sound?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      VV is hard to ever fully trust but looks really good so far.

      Sounds great if you have the spare bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust VV but I do own him in a deep league

      I hate Kris Bryant, wish someone warned me

      Agree with DT on trade

  41. BIg Mike says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of the season:

    Christian Walker, Tapia or D Smith Jr.?

    I realize Walker is 1B and not OF but not worried about the position

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  42. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Is it time to start taking renato nunez seriously?

    Looking at his stats and progression he reminds me a lot of a pre breakout eugenio suarez, who everyone thought was garbage at first.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes, Nunez is a good player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own Nunez for now and see how it goes, not making any wide proclamations on him yet

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        Nunez is only owned in 16% of leagues and hes currently the 4th best 3rd basemen according to the razzball player rater (and 50th overall).

        i didn’t want justin turner at all. All the 3rd basemen I wanted (i didn’t love bryant) went before i was able to take them and turner fell to like 130 overall to me so I took him. Its been awful. Hes got a .259 avg and hasnt been unlucky, his babip is .328, and hes got 0 homers and only 3 doubles (one of which was a bad play by heyward off his glove) in 85 at bats. thats literally zero power.

        I dont know when turner adopted the wide open stance but he looks really bad. the worst part is the dodgers have scored all the runs and turner has a combined 17 runs and rbis. Joc pederson has a combined 35, and cody bellinger has 780 million.

        turner looks like a cut. i may just go for it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed on all counts

          • Ivan Make Basket says:
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            turner plays in a couple hours in cubs. nunez is off today.

            turner receives a stay of execution for one more game.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  43. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Mazara is on waivers and I’m considering the add for a bench bat/UTIL spot. Would you drop Buxton for him in a 12-team, 5×5 OBP league, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  44. The Other JC says:
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    1. Possible bad trade by us! Just before his las start, I sent Wheeler and Yuli in the exchange for Myers and J Turner. I have a ton of pitching but having that seller’s (it’s April) remorse. Still think it was ok given the team below? Nothing to do about it, maybe cry in a beer?

    2. Is Tapia or Soler an adds over one of Braun, Winker or Aguilar? Team below for context. 12 teamer, H2H, ten hitting categories. Strikeouts is a category which is why Soler is on the wire.

    3. Add Blake, Buttrey, Swarzak to bolster pen? If so, who goes?

    Ramos
    Albies, Segura, McNeil (Trea on IL)
    C Santana, Turner, Myers
    Hoskins, Acuna, Polanco, A Jones, Inciarte
    Util: Braun or Winker
    Bench: Aguilar (April, I know but Thames!)
    Carrasco, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Strasburg
    Strop, Braiser, Ottavino (saves and holds are separate categories)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d want Wheeler but it wasn’t bad
      2. I’d take Tapia over Braun but they’re all close really
      3. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • bigbear says:
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      Seem like you need to work a trade from your hitting depth (McNeil, Santana, Turner, Myers, various OFers).

  45. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 team roto – I have Choo and Kike in my 4th and 5th OF spots. Holding Obdubel Herrera on the bench while he’s injured. Drop any of those for: Inciarte or Soler?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d grab both for Odubel and Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. Wheezy says:
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    Pick up tapia for Laureano or Cole tucker ? No positional needs.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Tapia over Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. Brad Smith says:
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    Give up on Bauers for H.Dozier?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

      • Brad Smith says:
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        Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  48. Steve says:
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    1. Pomerantz or Woodruff
    2. Reddick or Tapia

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Pomeranz
      2. Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT 2. Is close

  49. Bat Flip says:
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    A trade proposal for my 10-team season only roto:

    Was offered Nola for my Buehler. Who has the better line ROS ( K-QS-ERA-WHIP)? Trade analyzer likes Nola for K and QS but ratios better for Buehler.

    Also, Smoak or Josh Bell?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buehler for me but I’m not concerned about him.

      Bell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Walker/Bell

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Nola
      I guess Bell

  50. Can Trout be Traded? says:
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    Yo G

    OBP Dynasty league H2H

    Trout
    4
    Vlad J
    Moncada
    Whitley

    Close or to big of a gamble?

    • Donkey Teeth

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

      • Can Trout be Traded? says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout… He’s got like a .520 OBP

  51. Five-on-One says:
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    Does Tapia start over any of Soler, Braun, Laureano or Betts? Just kidding about Betts, but dude, he hasn’t quite lived up to his draft slot, ya know?

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s *clap* still *clap* early *clap*

      • Keeks says:
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        You’re on fire today Cram

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start him over Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. Kenneth says:
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    Ill have Giancarlo coming back next week (hopefully) and Vlad coming tomorrow. I need to make two drops. Who would you drop from this lineup?

    c – grandal
    1- voit
    2 – shaw
    3 – muncy
    S – bregman
    O – soto, rosario, santana
    U – lowe, gordon

    I dont want to carry any extra offense. Im already stashing Alvarez. Im sure the answer will be lowe and gordon, but they have been awesome recently!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gordon assuming that’s Alex and Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  53. SallyCips says:
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    Y’all like Ketel One over Wong? Latter has cooled and not playing today.

    • Cram It says:
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      Yup

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  54. toneDEAF! says:
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    H2H points league. Laureano or Cole Tucker at Util?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  55. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Thursday!

    Mazara finally decided to wake up from his slumber…hopefully he’s finally figured it out.

    Got a Prospect question:
    12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league.

    We have a “NA” spot to stash 1x prospect. I currently have Bichette, but with the broken hand, would a better stash be one of the following:

    – Yordan Alvarez
    – Nathaniel Lowe
    – Carter Kieboom
    – Dylan Cease
    – Jesus Luzardo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Luzardo for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Agree with DT

  56. Joe Schmo says:
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    Was offered victor Robles for rizzo in a keeper league. What side you prefer? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair, depends on keeper format, league settings, etc. Probably Rizzo…

      • Joe Schmo says:
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        We keep 8 guys without any cost associated, it’s a 5×5 12 team roto.

        C – Contreras
        1B – Freeman
        2B – Baez
        SS – Bregman
        3B – Chavis
        OF – Hoskins
        OF – McCutchen
        OF – Tapia
        Util – Rizzo
        Util – Goldy
        Bench – J Polanco, Clint Frazier, Austin Meadows, Justin Upton, Trea Turner, Yordan Alvarez

        SP – Bauer
        SP – Flaherty
        SP – Wheeler
        SP McHugh
        SP – Beiber
        SP – Soroka
        SP – Boyds
        RP Doolittle
        RP – Hand
        RP – Alvarado
        Bench – CarMArt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo

  57. Jeffry says:
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    Should I drop Winker for…

    McMahon, Franmil Reyes, reddick, Desmond?

    Thanks!

    • Jeffry says:
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      Add Laureano to that list

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  58. Quizzle says:
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    Drop 2 for Bob Ray and Nick Marg?

    Strahm
    Porcello
    C. Smith

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Porcello for Ray, pass on Marg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hoskins Home run trot was worthy of a Barry Bonds Slow walk……the best kind of revenge

    Don’t worry about Harper’s OBP he’s still the man.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      That was a thing of beauty

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        I loved him flashing the Metallica Hand Sign it was a nice touch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have to go check out Hoskins’s trot, I missed it…

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Mets fans are losing their shit over it. Don’t buzz a guy if you can’t seal the deal!

      Last time I checked, pitchers are the only ones that can basically commit assault without fear of legal physical retaliation. Jered Weaver was the master of the beanball/shooting off his mouth/hiding behind his catcher. Dude deserved to have his jaw wired shut.

      A slow home run trot should be the least of their worries.

  60. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Couple of questions.

    A. I got Buehler for my DominGOD Santana + Eflin. I don’t regret the move but should I try to sell him?

    B. Clint Frazier has some sort of ankle tear and will be out 10-14 days, which sounds like too little time given the kind of injury. Would you drop him for Tapia?

    • Cram It says:
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      A. Why do people ask if you SHOULD sell a guy? Trade ANYONE if it makes your team better. That’s the bottom line.

      • Keeks says:
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        Not saying you’re wrong, but I think for most people the indecision is due to WHEN it will make your team better, which matters depending on the league (roto v H2H)

        • Cram It says:
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          I could believe that if most of the questions weren’t regarding trading a guy when he’s at his lowest.

          • Coriell says:
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            Go away Cram. Your a dork you Grey wannabe.

            • Stumanji! says:
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              You’re*

            • Cram It says:
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              :-*

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A. I’d hold
      B. Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. Whizzle says:
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    Sorry if this is a repost,

    Pick up Robbie Ray and Nick Marge to drop 2 of these 3?

    Strahm
    Porcello
    C. Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  62. Corazon de Glasnow says:
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    Rank em

    Inciarte
    Greg Polanco
    H. Dozier

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier, Inciarte, Polanco for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  63. chicitysox23 says:
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    Trade help
    Give up Anthony Rendon
    Get Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Hicks

    I have depth at 3rd with Machado, Moncada will bring up Vlad tomorrow

    My staff (felt drity typing that) is Paxton, Wheeler, Lucchesi, Hendricks, Maeda, Gausman, and Lester with Iglesias and Davis as my RP

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want a better arm than Strasburg in exchange for Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  64. Vincent Vega says:
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    In a 12tm H2h sv+hold league with K’s and k\9 would you drop Seranthony for R. Moronta?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  65. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…Can you rank these gentlemen?

    Max Muncy
    Josh Bell
    Nomar Mazara
    Yandy Diaz
    Joc Pederson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Muncy, Joc, Yandy for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy, Joc, Nomar

  66. Jaca says:
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    Hi Grey/DT

    Im still (not that you should remember that) trying to work a trade to rid myself of bench bats. Had Puig and Shaw on the bench the other day when they combined for 3HR and i cant stomach that!!!

    So Im trying to move Myers and Puig in a package. I think Shaw will come around and I have enough speed

    I have been denied in offers for Wheeler, Taillon, Carrasco, and Bumgarner

    I have sent out offers for Berrios, Syndergaard, Folty, Greinke

    Am i asking for too much? I feel like it shouldnt been too hard to get a top 30/40 starter for Myers and Puig

    Think i so edit my offer? My bats are Alfaro, Voit, Mondesi, Villar, Baez, E Rosario, Dahl, Domingo Santana, Tatis Jr., Shaw, Andujar (IL)

    Thanks for any insight guys!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on league format and depth. I don’t think you’re asking too much…

      • Jaca says:
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        whoops, classic mistake

        its a Yahoo 12 team roto 5×5 (avg)

        If nothing works out trade wise I have no qualms about dropping Puig…a little harder to drop Myers right now. Who below would you drop Puig for? personally i am high on Luke Weaver

        Weaver, Lyles, Strahm, Soroka,

        Or maybe stash one of Jimmy Nelson, Luzardo, or Forrest Whitley?

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig should not be dropped

  67. Jaca says:
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    *Think I should* edit my offer sorry for the typo

  68. AdamH says:
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    How far fetched is this offer I’m considering sending out? It is a 12 team no cost keeper league. Keep 5 per year.

    I get: Moncada and Lindor

    I give: Pete Alonso, Rendon, Segura, and Domingo Santana

    Rest of my lineup: Hoskins, Shaw, Springer, Benintendi, Acuna, couple streamers since Rendon and Segura hurting right now.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like the Lindor side but it’s pretty fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon side

  69. anon says:
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    Are we starting Stripling today?!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on the league…H2H? Sure. Deeper roto? Sure.

      • et says:
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        Last night Orel (such a great name) was saying during the broadcast that it could be his last start. At least until Rich Hill gets a blister, Ryu strains his groin, or Kershaw’s back tightens up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    1 cut Clint Frazier for tapia?
    2 Holding smoak and deshizz.
    Cut one or both for weaver, Maeda, darvish?
    3 do u think story, betts, Dahl, Puig are enough for steals? Keep hesitating on cutting deshizz…..
    4 better stash – sano or Olson?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Sure
      2. Darvish and Maeda
      3. Completely depends on league format and depth
      4. Meh, Sano but who knows

      • Murph says:
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        5×5 10 team roto. I know it’s a tough question to answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT 4. Olson

      It’s not enough for steals

  71. Roto-Wan

    Roto-Wan says:
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    I chime in with
    Kirby Yates will be closing the goddamn door.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  72. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Best at SS (OBP league):
    Marcus Semien, Jorge Polanco, Tim Beckham

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  73. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    Hello there Grey good morning from the West Coast. In need of some insight.
    Have a possible deal where I can acquire JD Martinez and Aj Pollock for Khris Davis and Blackmon. Is it worth It. Have a good offense in G. Sanchez, Rizzo, Mondesi, Bryant, Simmons/ Peraza, Betts, Yelich and Khris Davis and Blackmon of course. What do you think??

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair, I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning…Agree with DT

  74. pizza5788 says:
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    Adam Jones or Nomar Mazara? Also Travis Shaw on waivers, I need HR’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw over both

  75. Will says:
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    Wendle is day to day with a broken wrist? Kinda tough to swing the bat with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s gonna hurt his hitting, yeah

  76. Mark Maharaj says:
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    Still hanging on to Mazara in my deep keeper. Kept trying to trade but no equal value. Because he didn’t hit.

    On a slight glimmer….his slump was probably due to his hamstring injury a week or so ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  77. JC says:
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    Rest of season Josh Reddick or Jose Martinez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Martinez for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  78. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    I’m not really concerned about Buehler. He threw 5 2/3 shutout innings with the wind blowing out at Wrigley and he had Baez 0-2 with 2 outs in the 6th. He hung a really, really terrible 0-2 slider that to Baez that ended his night.

    I only caught the last two innings of Buehler, but he’d only given up 2 hits and a walk thru 5 and he was hitting 99 mph in the 6th…

    • Keeks says:
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      How do you explain the low k/9 on the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He struck out 1 guy, did he not even face the pitcher? His velocity looks fine tho, so there’s that

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        @Keeks
        Coming into this one his K/9 was 8.3 and I think we can throw out the first outing when he only went 3 innings with 0 Ks…so minus that his K/9 was 9.97. It’s so early that one or two games really effect those rates.

        @Grey
        From the two innings I saw yesterday, it seemed the Cubs were swinging early in the count and they also don’t strike out much as a team in general. I don’t want to over react to one low K outing, especially when his stuff looked really good to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s good, bc I own him in an NFBC league, so I’m hoping you’re right… Like I said, velocity (stuff) looks fine on paper, so I hope I’m concerned for no reason (truly, I do)

    • Stumanji! says:
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      All that sounds great, but if he can’t spin a gem @SF next week I think I’m gonna try to sell for like 70c on the dollar.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I hear that

  79. Wass says:
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    Grey! Another trade question haha
    12 team 5×5 – I am weakest at Steals/Average.
    My DeJong and Cutch for Mondesi? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mondesi, not close for me

      • wass says:
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        Thanks DT. I threw it into the TA and it shows I would be getting ripped off but I will send it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  80. RICE says:
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    Hey DT – When/If Alex Reyes does return as a starter… about where’ish would he fall in your Top 100?

    Thanks,

    Rice

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Rice,

      I really like Reyes and would rank him pretty aggressively. I’d probably start him in the top 50-60 area and could see him climbing quickly if he finds his groove.

      No problem.

  81. Keeks says:
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    Hilarious stuff today Grey! I was on-staff for Paddack all night

    10 Team League (HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG)

    Trying to trade some bench bats and pitching depth to upgrade at C (one owner has both Sanchez and Grandal). Which Side and are they fair/close?

    1) Sanchez for Domingod/Bieber
    2) Sanchez for Eloy/Musgrove
    3) Grandal for Muncy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Domingo
      2) Eloy
      3) Muncy

      None of them are super close for me, but I understand they might be decent moves for your team if you have lots of spare pieces in a 10 teamer. I’d be OK doing the Grandal one if you feel like it’s best for your team, just don’t love it…

      • Keeks says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      Agree with DT

  82. Keeks says:
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    Sv+hlds & k/9 league- Having trouble sorting between the below 4 relievers. Any standout above the rest?

    Adam Morgan
    Brebbia
    Moronta
    Biagini

    Thanks fam

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Moronta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  83. Clozo says:
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    Here’s the squad

    12 team H2H points league

    Alfaro
    Belly
    Shaw
    Peraza
    Bryant
    Muncy
    Trout
    Dahl
    Domingod
    Inciarte
    Mondesi

    IL: Segura

    With Segura coming back this weekend I’m gonna have to drop someone. In addition, someone just dropped Castellanos, so I’m gonna try to scoop him up tomorrow after waivers clear. Would you drop Inciarte and Peraza in order to make room for the two?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  84. rhodyballer says:
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    Hey Grey & DT –

    Awesome write-up as per ushhhh… Anywho, I dropped Ketel yesterday to insert Ender(over Starling M). However, Odor, Tapia, Buxton, Winker are all still on the ww. I have no DL slots and only 3 Bench spots in a 12-team roto league. Hold on Tucker?

    1. Make a move with my lineup to replace Peraza or are we holding still? Trea can replace any MI when he gets back.

    2. As you can see, I have a glut of yucky SP with Strop on the WW. Should I drop anyone for him? Or try to trade? (I got Sale by trading Stras+Asdrubal – gambling that he CAN’T be this bad).

    Sorry for the long, convoluted questionnes’ – but I’m just looking for some overall advice on who to trade and where you think my needs are?

    T Barnhart
    J Phegley
    J Gallo
    J Baez
    E Escobar
    J Polanco
    T Turner (R)
    C Tucker
    R Hoskins
    E Inciarte
    M Conforto
    J Pederson
    D Dahl
    S Marte (R)
    J Peraza

    S Greene
    J.A. Happ
    J Paxton
    S Matz
    S Bieber
    R Iglesias
    C Sale
    D German
    T Glasnow
    J Lucchesi (R)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d hold
      2. Could go Strop over Happ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yes, hold…Strop over Happ

  85. Succos Baseball says:
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    Was offered the following in a 12 tm mixed H2H categories keeper league with OBP instead of AVG, SV+H instead of SV, QS instead of W. 25 round draft, keep player at round drafted.

    Getting:
    Harper (1)
    Realmuto (10, 1 year keeper left)
    Tanaka (8, 2 years left)

    Giving:
    Snell (16, 1 year left)
    Hader (8, 2 years left)
    Yates (9, 2 years left)
    Yandy Diaz (13, 2 years left)

    My current team is:

    C-Alfaro
    1B – White Walker
    2B – Mondesi
    SS – Boegarts
    3B – Yandy Diaz
    CI – Asdrubal Cabrera
    MI – Jorge Polanco
    OF – Trout
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Brandon Lowe
    UTIL – Cole Tucker
    BN – Brandon Nimmo
    BN – Tim Beckham
    SP – Snell
    SP – Price
    RP – Hader
    RP – Yates
    P – Marquez
    P – Paddack
    P – Pressly
    P – Seranthony
    BN – Strahm
    BN – Caleb Smith
    BN – Luke Weaver
    DL – Freeland
    DL – Heaney

    Trade Analyzer says take it, but that doesn’t take into count keeper values. I won’t be able to keep Harper with keeping Trout another year at a 1st rd cost. Keepers going into the year were Trout, Tildaddy (10), Snell, Mondesi(15) all with 1 more year left after this year. Thoughts on the trade? I’m thinking reject with losing an affordable ace.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair and I wouldn’t be too concerned about the keeper values since you only keep 5 and you have good ones already.

      I’d take the Harper side, but your pitching isn’t great without Snell so I understand the hesitation.

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        Thanks, DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Todd says:
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    Hi, Grey!

    I just got offered DeJong for my J. Flaherty in my points league.

    At SS I have Kiké, Peraza, and Cole Tucker. My SP situation is a mess (Nola, McHugh, Flaherty, Ryu, Bieber, Happ).

    Would you accept that trade?

    Thanks!
    Todd.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah, keep Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  87. Gotime says:
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    Safe to drop Barnes in a H2H weekly league (own Iglesias Alvarado Buttrey) for Tapia?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  88. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Rank please: Soroka, Strahm, Lopez, Luchessi. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Strahm, Lopez, Lucchesi for me but they’re all relatively close

      • Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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        Would you keep any of them or think they are only useful for streaming?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          How many teams in the league?

          • Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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            14

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi, Soroka for me… But close… And I’d stream after Lucchesi

  89. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey!

    Have to ask, is this blog about my fantasy team??

    IDK, but seems FISHY!!! IDK……

    C Grandal
    1B Voit
    2B Mous
    3B Muncy
    SS Peraza/Tucker
    OF Yelich
    OF Soto
    OF Pham
    DH Cruz
    DH Vogel

    IL Judge

    P Taillon
    P Wheeler
    P Paddack
    P Strahm
    P Stripling
    P Boyd
    P Hand
    P Leclerc
    P Strop
    P Pressly
    P Stammen

    IL Nelson

    IDK….

    Yours truly,
    – Baby Seal

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Also, a ROS Player Rater?!?!

      Grey, I’m at work! This is inappropriate *sits closer to desk*.

      Thanks again!
      – Happy Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fishy would be what you’d smell, frequently, no?

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Grey! You’re too funny LOL

        Have a good day buddy! Keep keepin’ real.

        – Hungry Seal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you too!

  90. Scooterboy says:
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    5 x 5 Rotisserie League. This is my current outfield. Would you drop anyone for Tapia, or hold? Thank You !!!!

    Ronald Acuna Jr.
    David Dahl
    Domingo Santana
    Ramon Laureano
    Avisail Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  91. primetime says:
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    Drop Mazara or Castellanos for E Escobar?

    In my other league, drop Mazara or Soroka for Piscotty?

    10 team keeper OBP leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold and Soroka

  92. Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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    Morning Grey! I’ve had an interesting experience recently in my main league (we’re in Year 13!). It’s 12T Mixed H2H but we made a change this year to our normal 5×5 – instead of W’s we moved to QS, which I’m a big fan of. I like banking more on a guy getting you 18-20 QS’s instead of hoping he gets lucky for some extra W’s.

    What has been interesting however is the rest of the league’s response to closers. In my eyes, closers become MUCH less valuable because now they can’t even poach the occasional win during a blown save or tied game. You get saves and saves alone outside slight ratio/K help. Yet for some reason I can’t trade guys like Muncy or Kyle Hendricks right now for a low-end closer like Colome or a struggling LeClerc. I FEEL LIKE I’M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!

    Anyone else have an experience like this? No? Just me? Excellent.

    I’ll also hit you with a quick late-April ROS ranking Grey:
    Muncy, McNeil, McMahon, Dandy Yandy

    Appreciate you my dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t speak to how off-the-mark other guys in your league are, but they have the closers and you don’t, so…

      Muncy, McNeil

    • Keeks says:
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      Does your league have an inning minimum for each matchup? That helped balance SP v RP value for our QS league

  93. Wonderk1nd says:
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    buying or selling shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy

  94. Mex says:
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    1) Drop Renfroe for Tapia?

    2) Drop Trevor Richards or Luke Weaver for Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Richards

  95. Assy says:
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    Wow, a Mad Magazine Game reference. Bravo hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  96. Harry Leche says:
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    Would you drop Inciarte for Tapia in a H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Harry Milk

  97. kelly leak says:
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    J Gray or K Maeda
    Std 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  98. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Can’t believe how many times this offseason you mentioned Shoemaker would get 30 great innings…and his final line for 2019:

    28.7 IP, 1.57 ERA, 0.87 WHIP with 3 Wins.

    Geez Lothario!! How bout you just tell me THE stock I need to own to get rich???!!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I wish I could tell myself

  99. Murph says:
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    Would u trade away hicks and Shaw for mondesi? I’d still have colome and Holland and Swarzak and jeffress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi w/out knowing who Hicks is

  100. ErickU says:
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    Dwight Smith Jr or Tapia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  101. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Moistasskiss for Trey Mancini?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  102. Luke says:
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    With the ankle injury, drop C Frazier for Tapia? Only have 2 IR currently being filled by Meadows and holding Nelson for return. Only 4 bench spots in 12 team OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    3rd day in a row now that Muncy and Joc P are not in the starting lineup and kind of getting sick of it.

    1. Semien, Muncy, or Jorge Polanco

    2. Joc is just in my lineup until Austin Meadows comes back. In the meantime, keep Joc or instead add Heyward, D Peralta, C Walker, D Smith Jr., R Nunez, J Polanco, or B Lowe?

    Thanks!

    • Jedi says:
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      For 2): Or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Polanco 2. Walker

  104. Jascher says:
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    In Grey we trust.

    Every post is gold, solid gold.

    The other day I posted about Hosmer/Dwight and yandy for Nola… the offer may be revised to Carlos Santana and Hosmer…it still a good move?

    And I added Yordan Alvarez, thoughts on holding him or drop and add someone else, it’s a 27 man roster with 5 keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds good… Depends who you are dropping Yordan for

  105. Db says:
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    Starting Skaggs @kc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  106. Jason Murray says:
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    Would you drop Yandy or Maikel Franco to pick up Senzel in anticipation of a call-up? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  107. Philsfan76 says:
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    Drop Buxton for Tapia? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close, prolly hold in a vacuum

  108. kilkennybrian says:
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    5×5 10 team roto.

    I’m super deep at SS (Bogartes, Semien, Story, EEscobar, even Jram and Odor for MI and TTurner on DL)

    This league has MI and UTIL to squeeze guys. CTucker is avail. Should I drop DSmith Jr. Or M Franco To get him? I’d only have 4/5 OF but should I just grab the value?

    Could also maybe drop a pitcher, Fried, Hendricks, Matz, McHugh, Weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Smith

  109. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team team 7×7 keeper league: WTF do I do with Aguilar and Hampson? Do I drop Aguilar to pick up Thames? Hang in there with Aguilar? Is Hampson worth hanging onto? Do I drop him and pick up Thames and platoon him and Aguilar? Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hampson, grab Thames and platoon them

    • Smell The Glove says:
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      Also can drop Hampson for Semien or Tapia?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Semien

  110. Db says:
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    Starting [email protected] Toronto? My era is 4.7 on the week and 1.2 whip the guy I’m playing is a little higher but I need as I’m down 1. Start or drop?

    I have other options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Per Usual – Another gem of a write up.

    I don’t think I saw this question above… would you rather have H. Dozier or J. Polanco?

    Thanks in advance!

    Rice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, pretty even tho

      • RICE says:
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        10-team league.

        I’d have to drop Voit, Muncy, Inciarte, or Peraza.

        Would you drop any for Dozier? Would you drop multiple for Dozier and Polanco?

        Piscotty and McNeil also available.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peraza, Ender for Piscotty, Polanco

          • RICE says:
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            Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  112. Buster Moon says:
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    Tapia or Thames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  113. Bro Pat says:
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    12 Team AL Only Roto w/ $26 budget Auction

    … should I give up Wander Franco(un-activated, no cost until then) and Eloy Jimenez($1 next year) for Adalberto Mondesi (will be up for auction next year, but I would have rights to retain for $.10 more) and Hansel Robles($1 next year)?

    I only have Jose Alvarez as a closer so could use Robles *if* he gets the closer gig. Also I am middle of the pack in SB. Mondesi could really swing that for me and add a lot. I am in fourth overall right now. Offense is where I am weak, but get to activate Vlad next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade away top 5 prospects for a closer

      • Bro Pat says:
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        but Mondesi and a potential closer? I know you love Mondi.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mondesi = Eloy in a dynasty

          • Bro Pat says:
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            you da man. thanks dude.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  114. Sam says:
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    I give pollack and musgrove and get back puig (i would them pick up Pablo Lopez). I’m basically looking to upgrade from pollack. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, but fair I guess

      • Sam says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. zombie says:
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    Think Tapia outproduces McMahon? Can only keep one rostered. Seems like a more crowded outfield than a 1B/2B option in Colorado. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but maybe

  116. Uso says:
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    Polanco or H. Dozier for runs

    • Uso says:
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      Greg Polanco that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  117. Keeks says:
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    10 team 5×5 with custom categories of OBP,SLG & QS,K/9,Svs+hlds

    Two trade offers, which side

    Get Kluber give Musgrove & Muncy
    Get Kluber give Bieber & Ryan Pressley

    Preesh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber in both, 2nd is not close

      • Keeks says:
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        Ha! The first was our offer and the second was the other guy’s counter!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Figures

  118. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

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

    I’m a sucker for a big trade, is this trade even close or no ? I love getting Acuna

    MY Rizzo, Blackmon, Synderguard, Buehler for His Acuna, Albies, Kluber, Freeland (DL)

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

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna side

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        Grey,

        the trade was countered:

        MY: Rizzo, Xander, Blackmon, Synderguard, Buehler for HIS Realmuto, Acuna, Albies, Kluber, Freeland

        Big trade but what do you think ?

        Marv

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Acuña side

  119. johnnyhobbes says:
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    howdy ,

    I see a lot of movement on Tapia so i figured I’d get in on this with my points league. I picked up chavis yesterday…… would you drop any of the following for tapia (position doesn’t matter) :hunder dozier, yandy diaz, jakob junis, christian walker, chavis.

    Also – is leclerc a drop if i cant find a trade partner or wait and see. if drop what do you think of Stephenson on the reds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

      Wait and see — Stephenson was just dropped in my NL-Only leagues, he’s been getting hit

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        im a dummy so just checking- drop chavis for tapia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  120. fausto

    fausto says:
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    12 team
    p.lopez and t.richards streamers or should either be owned?
    and
    e.inciarte or n.mazara…is there a winner or strictly needs based? (sorry in advance, thatll be my last n.mazara question of 2019)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

      Needs

  121. Db says:
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    Drop moustakas, Zimmerman, Moreland, Cole tucker to activate Vlad

    Team looks like
    C alfaro
    1b d Murphy
    2b Mondesi
    Ss Lindor
    3b Vlad Guerro jr
    If Eduardo escoooobar
    Of Margot, soler, Jose Martinez, Betts
    Util encarnacion, Nelson Cruz
    Bench Moreland, Zimmerman
    Moustakas, Cole tucker

    • Db says:
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      And I need to target a pitcher or another outfielder who should I look to move?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  122. Jack says:
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    Time to drop Aguilar for someone like Dozier (either one) or Mazara, or hold? Thx.

    • Jack says:
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      Or even Tapia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  123. Daze says:
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    With Segura coming back this weekend
    Who do I drop
    Hunter Dozier ,Adam Jones or Cole Tucker
    Not an easy choice for me
    10 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  124. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Bour or Candelarioto replace Duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Candy

  125. Graeme says:
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    I was offered Juan Soto for Domingo Santana and Hector Neris. I do not need closers, but obviously want to trade Neris for close to his current value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  126. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What are your thoughts on the below trades:

    H2h 14 teams, with bb and ks, k/9

    No. 1 trade
    Jd Martinez for Jram

    No. 2 trade
    Kluber for Glasnow and Realmuto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

      Kluber

  127. Y says:
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    Starting to really get worried about Peraza’s playing time. Is it time to move on or is this temporary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m worried too

      • Y says:
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        Drop him for one of the following?

        Bader
        H. Dozier
        Yandy
        DSJ
        Jo-Ma
        Drop Peraza to activate Odor this weekend

        My needs are runs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bader — sure on Peraza

          • Y says:
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            Just to confirm, you would pick up Bader in order to drop Peraza?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, I’d drop Bader 1st

  128. Jack says:
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    Yandy, Mazara, or Tapia?

    • Jack says:
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      Or H. Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  129. Clubby says:
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    Dynasty Points League: Brandon Nimmo and Brandon Lowe for Jesse Winker and Starlin Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  130. john says:
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    Upon the Vlad announcement…I was immediately offered a trade. I’m 95% going to say no, but just checking here first.

    My Vlad Jr -future king of MLB- for his Kris Bryant

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Vlad

  131. jiggy nits says:
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    colin moran or tapia ROS NL only. need all hitting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  132. rhodyballer says:
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    Joc + Glas or Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  133. My Carrasco ($37) for his Musgrove ($20) & Mize($5) 6×6 K/9? Keeper league $260 budget salaries rise $5 per year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep is this league? Sounds okay

      • 16 team league. Carrasco injury scares me a bit but I know Musgrove isnt picture of health either. Who do you prefer ROS Carrasco or Musgrove?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco

  134. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    who’s the best UTIL bat in a 5×5? Only 2 adds per week so ideally longer term than a schmotato

    J Polanco
    K Marte
    E Escobar
    Reddick
    Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Eduardo

  135. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    the game merrill kelly had a ton of walks there was insane wind in wrigley. bryant hit a high pop up that would normally be an easy out and landed for a 2 rbi double. i give him a pass for that game. hes looked great otherwise. feel like he could be this years miles mikolas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good looks, thanks! Makes sense from his #s, I really need to get eyes on him

  136. Big Ticket says:
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    Peraza is on the bench today for 3rd time in 7 games. Dude has not walked even once. Is he droppable in ten team OBP or still hold for a bit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, droppable

  137. Dane says:
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    Must drop 2…

    H2H Points, 10 team, Daily lineups

    Moustakis
    T. Skaggs
    Puig
    Max Fried
    AJ Minter
    Kimbrel

    Worth noting that I do have Shane Greene and Jansen as my 2 starting closers. Minter I grabbed because A, saves are worth 7 pts and B, to plug in when one of the other guys had an off day. Or to trade.

    Must drop today since Skaggs and DeGrom come off DL tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Kimbrel

  138. southside dom says:
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    10 team, 6×6 with OBP roto. Keep forever dynasty.

    Need to make room for Gregory Polanco off the IL. Also interested in adding Tapia.

    Which 2 are the drops (assuming Tapia is an add)

    Brian Dozier
    Inciarte
    Schwarber
    Hampson
    Renfroe

    Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson, Renfroe

  139. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    pick a side in a h2h 5×5 –

    Buehler & Domingo or Paxton & Albies

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  140. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Drop Profar for Tapia?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not yet

  141. KarlJ says:
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    Seems like Peraza has lost the starting 2B gig for Cincy. With Segura due to come off IL in a few drop Cole Tucker or Peraza?
    By the way any one else having a hard time saying IL instead of DL ? Why did they change it from DL as I have known it for the last 40 years. Is IL more politically correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza — I accidentally type DL at least once a day, not a hill I need to die on

  142. Token says:
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    My Altuve, Murphy, Treinen, Wade davis, and Parker for Matt Chapman, Whit, and Verlander, soroka?

    My team is C Ramos, 1b Voit, 2b Altuve, 3b, renato nunez, ss Mondessi, 1b/3b Mcmahon, 2b/ss Murphy,
    OF Brantley, Mcutch, Laureano, Kiermaier, Danny Santana
    Util Krush Davis
    Bench: Stanton, Meadows, Miggy, Cesar
    SP: Nola, Weaver
    RP: Treinien, Hand, Davis, Hicks, Strop, Parker, Pressley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  143. Drew says:
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    Lots of Tapia today…

    Do you like Tauchman or Tapia as short term stop gap for Marte on IL? OPS scoring.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  144. tshank13 says:
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    I’ve got 2 waiver wire moves left for the week and there’s so many options. I should probably focus on my lackluster pitching, but so many sexy hitters! I can’t decide.

    Pick 2

    A) Tepia, Tucker, Simmons, Soler, Reddick, Laureano

    B) Drop Dick Lovelady for Moronto?

    C) Hold and live to stream another day (SON likes Eickhoff, Nova, and Lopez this week)

    12 Team Keeper 5×5 +obp + Slug% / +S +Hld

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Tucker, Soler B. Ok C. I’d follow SON, I don’t know every pitcher’s matchup

  145. Inciarte starting to heat up a little, does he now climb the batting order to become more relevant? And also with The Vlad-bomber being called up, does Smoaks stock rise a little from having a huge bat in the lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he’s hitting at the top of the order soon — not really on Smoak

  146. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto
    I have
    Marquez
    Corbin
    Flaherty
    Bieber
    Would u hold Paddock as a 5 th starter or stream spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  147. RookieNookie says:
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    hola Grey, in a 12 team that counts OBP and QS

    C- Barnhart
    1- Rizzo
    2-Shaw
    3- Arenado
    SS- Tucker
    OF- Bellinger
    OF- Rosario
    OF- Inciarte
    UT- Dahl
    BE- Jimenez
    BE- Vogelbach

    IL- Segura.

    SP-Ryu
    SP- Trevor
    RP- Blake
    RP- Swarzak
    P-Happ
    P-Luchessi
    P-Neris
    BE-Fried
    BE-Swanson
    BE-Woodruff

    1. Based on the team, should i drop Vogelbach or Tucker?
    2. Is Woodruff a streamer at this point?
    3. Is this pitching staff good or should i try to add different arms via trading?

    Thanks for your help today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Vogel 2. Yes 3. Looks fine

  148. Nightpandas says:
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    Domingo Santana is a bench OF for me…

    Got offered Doolittle for him as I need saves.

    Am I selling too low?

    15 team obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  149. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5, Kike in a horrible slump. Drop for:

    Nunez
    Aguilar
    Inciarte
    Mallex
    Escobar
    Winker

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  150. Earl says:
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    Would you give Tatis Jr and Nomar Mazara to get Victor Robles and Jean Segura?

    Think I would be giving up more power for more speed and average. Guess it would also depend if Mazara comes around eventually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  151. Alps says:
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    Grey
    10 team league
    Taillon getting hit hard today
    Will probably be 1-3 after today. Also his K rate is not especially good either
    Would you hold or drop for
    E-Rod or
    V Velasquez
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod

  152. Inflected says:
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    Choose 1 ROS for runs

    Peraza
    Odor
    C. Tucker
    H. Dozier
    DSJ
    Bader/Jo-Ma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DSJ

  153. Daniel Moran says:
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    Are Jimmy Nelson and David Robertson worth stashing on 12 team Yahoo 5×5 redrafts? I need to make room for Clint!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Clint and Robertson

  154. OaktownSteve says:
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    Diamondbacks have proven to be tricky match up for pitchers. Offense surprisingly competitive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Diamondbacks who are on their way to their 15th win? I’d say… Baseball is hilarious… Every team that is selling off players keeps winning… Like Major League come to life

  155. Hue says:
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    Drop any of the following for Skaggs?

    Strahm
    Porcello
    C. Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can Porcello, look at matchups

      • Hue says:
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        I got Porcello going tonight against Detroit. Skaggs is at KC tomorrow. Long-term I’m thinking Porcello due to the potential for wins being on the Sox. What do you think? It’s a points league 12 team head to head

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That makes sense

  156. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Blackmon or Pudgy Vlad jr ros OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  157. crimedog says:
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    I was a little cautious on the Jorge Polanco homers so far this year until I saw his homer yesterday. Most so far have scraped the top of the fence to get over, but last night he hit an absolute bomb off Verlander. Has me thinking maybe he can do more than 13/13…25/10? kinda what I’m hoping for, but we’ll see. I’d be happy with 20

    I took him in one league that counts strikeouts as a negative and has ops instead of average so even 13/13 with his plate profile is pretty valuable in that format, but if he taps into more power watch out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very valuable in that league! I’d up projections to 17 HRs but could keep going up

  158. nitro says:
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    Pollock or Tapia in RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  159. aardvark says:
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    I need to make a trade because of guys coming off the dL. Would you trade Stanton and segura for machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  160. Nightpandas says:
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    Drop Peraza or Tim Beckham for Cole Tucker?

    Sorry for jumping on the peraza death march

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

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

    My votto/ryu for Goldy

    Trying to consolidate before ohtani/Stanton/meadows/marte come back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  162. howie2978 says:
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    5×5 10 team H2H keeper league, QS instead of Ws.

    Someone dropped Clevinger. Pick him up at all costs?

    My SPs are: Scherzer, Bieber, Kikuchi, Boyd, Fried, Caleb Smith, JA Happ, Rich Hill. Which would you drop? I’m thinking Kikuchi.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Happ if you have room to stash for 2 months

  163. RotoSlayer says:
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    Scherzer for Cain and Greinke? I think I know which side wins but how close is this trade? Thanks!

    • RotoSlayer says:
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      Trade Analyzer gives it 36.10 for Max and 32.6 for Cain and Greinke. I need your sway and expertise on which side, Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  164. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Mother Fudger!! Excuse my language. I’m so tired of my pitchers getting pulled at 4.2 innings with the lead. Fudging Dave Roberts. I wish every team would go to the 1 inning starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know

  165. erad says:
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    Why does David Freese still start on a MLB team, let alone bat 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s crazy

  166. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who would you keep (for short-term) — lots of road games.
    Lucchesi (@ Was; @ LAD)
    Weaver (@ CHC; @ Col)
    Matz (@ Mil; @ Mil)

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      Would keep if he did well. Not a lot of confidence in any of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None really, Lucchesi I guess

  167. Omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard+OPS
    Which side?
    A: Baez, G.Polanco, Taillon
    B: Mondesi, Cruz, Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  168. Steve says:
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    Think Justin Turner misses his old hitting coach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possibly

  169. Leon says:
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    Rank. CC, pomeranz , pablo lopez in 18 man qs league.thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom, Lopez

  170. Silent Heat says:
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    Pick one ROS please:

    Gibby, Lyles, Jhoulys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lyles

  171. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I f Ican get Muncy for Voit. I assume you approve.. Problem is he’s a Yankee hater (good person).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. Snakes Dundee says:
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    Segura, Giancarlo, and Odor coming off DL shortly. Wondering who to keep / drop when it happens. (Probably dropping Odor)

    8 Team H2h OBP Categories 1st year keeper and we get 3 (Betts, Acuna, Giancarlo not keepable)

    Ideally want to keep Tatis around for a potential keeper.

    Thanks!!

    C Christian Vazquez
    1B Carlos Santana
    2B Travis Shaw
    3B Maikel Franco
    SS Xander Bogaerts
    2B/SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
    1B/3B Christian Walker
    OF Mookie Betts
    OF Ronald Acuna Jr.
    OF Juan Soto
    OF Rhys Hoskins
    OF Domingo Santana
    UTIL Hunter Dozier

    SP:

    Flaherty, Castillo, Berrios, Wheeler, Robbie Ray, Eduardo Rodriguez, Musgrove, Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, Lucchesi, Santana

  173. Random Collmenter says:
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    How would you rank Glasnow, Boyd, and Bieber ROS in a QS league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow, Bieber

  174. Sing Us A Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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    12-Team points league:

    Trade Yandy Diaz for Trevor Williams (I need reliable arms)?

    Drop: Tapia or Winker to clear room for deGrom (coming off the IL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Williams

      Winker

  175. CP says:
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    My Freeman for his Machado OPS instead of runs NL only who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  176. Token says:
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    How much out of $100 FAAB would you aim for Carter Kieboom?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no way of knowing without knowing your league or needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If someone tells you how much without knowing those things, you should never listen to them again

  177. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    1. for saves only guessing swarzak over buttrey (buttrey is the better pitcher though)

    2. AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added and net steals over steals
    C jansen
    1B box wine (OF)
    2B altuve (so far that 1.2 overall pick after the 4 keepers were in going altuve and getting mad that judge went 1.1 is going well, even in HR’s, which is odd)
    SS villar (2B)
    3B r.nunez
    CI tellez
    MI harrison
    OF (4): grichuk, bauers (1B), tauchman, a-gor
    util (1) r.ruiz
    BN kendrys (1B)
    DL (5): upton, otani
    NA (1) vlad

    so vlad’s up tomorrow. plan was to drop r.ruiz here, keeping kendrys. now though it’s RENGIFO day. since kendrys will be dropped later anyway (on OTANI day) drop kendrys also for rengifo, as of RIGHT NOW rengifo is bad side platoon BUT the only person blocking him is the horrible STELLA!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      also, harrison is actually COSTING me net steals. he tries, and isn’t fast anymore.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        stashed n.lowe (highest prospect that might be up this year not owned for AL only, unless we think honeywell gets useful innings)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        it’s funny since tomorrow will be the huge holiday of vlad + kieboom but the party today is (not nearly AS good) RENGIFO DAY! luckily i’m here at internet when the kieboom news broke, BUT he’s already owned in all my leagues excepting one 12 teamer with shallow rosters and in that one i’m not dropping like dahl or joc for him. have mondesi/story at 2B/SS slots too. he was stashed in all other leagues, even without stash slots in some, not just the obvious dynasties. i of course have kieboom in at least 2 dynasties and now have to figure who to drop (or could slide him to prospect list in one and call up tellez)

        • jason batteiger says:
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          and in one of those goofy yahoo leagues (i’m in one total, thank god) where the players MOSTLY don’t show up in system till called up i’ll for sure move from 8th waiver to 6th, from kieboom and vlad.

  178. herschel says:
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    @Grey: kieboom getting the call. 12 team redraft. you dropping dansby for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is there a glossary term for a starter who goes 4.2, pitches well and departs with a lead? Stripling has done it two starts in a row.

    I think next year fantasy baseball is going to start to pivot to new formats that better reflect the game but are less weird than the fangraphs Otterpop thing. Things are getting silly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s windoh or break win’d, but not exactly same

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Since it’s Stripling I’m going Big Blue Reeking Poo

        Hey Culligan Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flukazy!

  180. knucks says:
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    12 Team Redraft

    CWalker, Dozier, Kieboom, CTucker, Vogelbach

    Does this ranking look right to you?

    • knucks says:
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      N00bin’ it up, my comment about adding Kike in before Hunter Dozier below should be here. My b!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  181. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Is Keiboom a pick up in all formats?

    Yesterday you told me to drop Hampson for McNeil in an OBP league, would you stick with that sentiment or pick up Keiboom instead? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab him

  182. knucks says:
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    Sorry, can we add Kike? Slide him in before *Hunter* Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  183. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was offered Juan Soto for my David Dahl & David Price.

    Is this fair/close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto side, it’s fair

  184. BL says:
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    My streamers are starting to get rostered and held. :(

    I have these guys and want to start three of them.
    Fried vSD
    Trevor Williams vOAK
    Mikolas @WAS
    E.Swanson @CLE
    M.Gonzalez v CHC
    Lucchesi v LAD

    Which 3? Or do you waive someone for any of these guys (and if so do any of them start, or just stash on the bench)?
    Kikuchi @CLE
    Junis v TB/@DET
    Alcantara vCLE
    Desclafani or Mahle @NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      [email protected]? Huh? I don’t even think that’s accurate… Lucchesi’s home? I guess Fried, Marco, Lucchesi

      • BL says:
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        It’s a weekly league for next week, Swanson’s on track for 5/5 @CLE. Yikes, Lucchesi v LAD was going to be my first sit, I’m terrified of Bellinger. Thanks for the comments Grey!

  185. Kieboom over Rosario (Mets). 10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  186. James says:
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    Surprised to see that Rudy values Vlad higher than Mondesi in a trade. Who do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  187. Primetime says:
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    Pick kieboom over mazarra or castellanos?

    I have crowded outfield
    Bellinger
    Ozuna
    Conforto
    Puig
    Santana
    Mazara
    Castellanos
    Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Mazara

  188. Primetime says:
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    Pick kieboom over mazarra or castellanos?

    I have crowded outfield
    Bellinger
    Ozuna
    Conforto
    Puig
    Santana
    Mazara
    Castellanos
    Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Mazara

  189. Brett says:
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    Would you trade yu and Blake Parker for Taillon or aim hiegher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  190. Bob says:
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    Would you pick up Andunar and drop Voit? I have Freeman and Alonso already for 1st. Kris Bryant at 3b

    • Bob says:
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      Andujar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t trade him? I guess

  191. Robert says:
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    Keiboom or Devers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  192. krazyivan says:
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    I like SON pick of Eickoff vs Marlins but I saw that Skaggs is coming off the IL and is going against KC. Who would you stream of the two?

    Also, I drafted Donaldson (he fell pretty far until I moved) in 12 team H2H. It’s not that he is killing me but I need a way out for the when he finally gets hurt. Who would you rather have for ROS, Franco or Senzel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff — Senzel if he was in majors

      • krazyivan says:
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        Thanks. Probably best to see Skaggs go an outing on his gimpy ankle. I still like his upside if he could go on an extended run w/o injury.

        Senzel should be up soon you would think. The Reds hitter look like they put their head on their bat and spin in circles until they are dizzy in the on deck circle.

        For tonight I streamed a hitter just to get some at bats for counting stats H2H. I picked up Chavis and he hit another bomb. Maybe I’ve got my back up for Donaldson already.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chavis looks solid

  193. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    somebody in a league of mine is upset that votto got dropped and only won in FAAB for 3 (out of 100). this league also have defensive stats so a 1B guy clearly has other value, but this led me down the hole of wanting to find out just how bad votto was last year for non-defensive stats kind of leagues. tried the historical player rater but it doesn’t go up to 2018. where would one look that up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… not sure, you try to ping Rudy?

      • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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        i can email him. that historical deal is awesome, but stops at 2013 unless i’m looking at it wrong. ty cobb had the best season ever in 1909 (his HR’s of 9 were a big deal back then, also his runs, steals, AVG)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, was a good year to own Ty

          • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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            worth 62.2, and i doubt trout ever beat that from 2014- 2018, but i guess it’s close in some of those maybe.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, that’s a huge year

              • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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                nope, best trout ever did was 41.5 in 2016.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, surprising

  194. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    buttrey or swarzak (also have alvarado, brasier, strop, and kimbrel wasting a BN slot) for 12 teamers? saves only. buttrey is the better pitcher of course, but like alvarado saves get moved around on that team (to a lesser extent also on SEA of course).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak

  195. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Drop ketel for kieboom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  196. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Given my team, I think this is a good trade but just wanted confirmation from you:

    I give up Pete Alonso :( :( :(
    I get Jack Flaherty

    My 1B is Bellinger
    UTIL is Story
    OF is Betts, Benintendi and Dahl

    It sucks to lose Alonso, but I get my Clevinger replacement, my current SPs are:
    -Marquez, Flaherty, Glasnow, Lucchesi, Peacock, Fried, and Porcello/stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it

  197. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Given my team, I think this is a good trade but just wanted confirmation from you:

    I give up Pete Alonso :( :( :(
    I get Jack Flaherty

    My 1B is Bellinger
    UTIL is Story
    OF is Betts, Benintendi and Dahl

    It sucks to lose Alonso, but I get my Clevinger replacement, my current SPs would be:
    -Marquez, Flaherty, Glasnow, Lucchesi, Peacock, Fried, and Porcello/stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good

      • William Hung says:
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        I asked this last night, but it was too late for replies from you:

        My pitching cats are the standard 5 plus Ls and K/9 – How do you rank the following SPs: Matz, Weaver, Hendricks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That order looks fine, maybe Weaver, Matz…It’s hard to say

          • William Hung says:
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            Weaver’s next start is @ home v. Cubs
            Matz’s next start is @ home v. Brew Crew

            That’s the coin flip

  198. Jc says:
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    Kiebom or Cole Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  199. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. porcello and VV tomato/tomahto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toma(h)to

  200. krazyivan says:
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    Annoyed- I picked up Eickhoff to stream tomorrow on Yahoo and realized he has only P (not SP or RP) so I’ve got to bench a reliever to pitch him. Why is P even an option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

    • The Harrow says:
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      what about leagues that only have SP or RP, in those eickhoff and b.wilson don’t even exist yet. it’s from yahoo’s silly ass way of having eligibility. eickhoff must’ve not gotten either enough starts last year nor RP appearances last year. but it’s still stupid, just give him whichever he did more of; and for a guy coming up for his first time just give him what he’s doing now (so b.wilson would be a SP since he started this year as a starter). eickhoff even if he didn’t have enough SP starts last year did start this year as a RP, so he should be that at least.

  201. William Hung says:
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    what did Kapler think was gonna happen letting Neris go throw 30 pitches across 2 innings?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      he saw buttrey do almost 3 innings yesterday and got jealous.

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

  203. JOE r says:
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    Drop Grichuk for Chavis? 14 team 5×5 Roto

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

    as always BIG THANKS!

  205. JB says:
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    Real Grey or Ghostwriter Grey? Something seems off. Did Cougs lose a bet and agree to take over on Thursdays?

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