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Yesterday (but really every time he pitches), Chris Sale went 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA down to 0.91, and yet another no decision.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “Chris Sale had his 4th start in last five seasons on Thursday with 8 IP, 10+ Ks, 0 ER without getting win; no one else has more than one.  Also, there’s 16 different vending machines in our company to choose from, but only one has M&M’s and Drake’s Apple Fruit Pie for 50 Cent that elicits Snickers with the wrappers.”  God, what a bunch of nerds!  Not like us fantasy baseball cool kids!  I wanna tent the Elias Sports Bureau office, fart in there and leave.  Seriously, that’s what I want.  I need a wish genie, up in here!  Up in here!  So, Chris Sale is flippin’ awesome once again, and nothing can stop him except a rock vs. his scissors.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

David Price – Slowed with arm soreness.  I believe on his timetable that I gave him “slowed with arm soreness” falls between “feels fine” and “shut down.”  Not sure if it’s before or after, “nearing rehab…oh, he just took a left past the Church of Emmanuel Lewis…and missed his rehab assignment.”

Xander Bogaerts – Having tests done on his jammed thumb.  Thumb up the jam, thumb it up!

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  Ponch De Leon pitched surprisingly well against the Sawx, and solid for the season thus far.  I’ve never been a huge fan of his, but he’s now going on three years when he’s been remarkably steady for an AL East pitcher.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .217.  After the home run and before rounding the bases, Kinsler took a timeout and asked if he can just point like an intentional walk and not trot around celebrating his heroics.  The umps did not agree.

Jose Iglesias – Hit the 7-day DL with concussion symptoms.  The symptoms included headaches and mistaking Miggy for a beanbag.

Daniel Norris – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.71.  The good news is you don’t own him.  The bad news is some of you do.  That’s legitimately the worst good/bad news ever.  Not as bad as his xFIP, K/9 and BB/9.  Norris’s peripherals look like those of a pitcher you would never own in a mixed league.  Act accordingly.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Continuing thought from Norris’ blurb, I wouldn’t own Erasmo either, but he’s pitching much better than Norris and not just in regards to ERA.

Steven Souza – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .349.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I’m not sure if you’re ever going to pick him up if you haven’t already.  I’ve been telling you to grab him since the 1st week of the season, and I drafted him in one mixed league.  I feel like I’ve done my part.  *unfolds chaise lounge chair, opens aluminum suntanning reflector helmet, dons it, takes nap*  Oh my God, why didn’t anyone wake me?!

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .292.  Feels a little silly — or lil’ sil’ if you’re in a rush — to say Kiermaier should be owned since I’m not crazy about him, but he’s raised his average 90 points in the last week.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.64.  I didn’t do the math but he’s gotta be closest to the best ERA since July 1st of last year.  Verlander and Hendricks were barely ahead of him and they were hit around recently and Ervin’s still magic.  That ERA since July 1st of last year is under-2.00.  Ervin Damntana!  *looking at his peripherals*  Well, his ERA is still great.  Nothing’s completely computing that Ervin has suddenly become an ace, but maybe whatever Jason Vargas was eating, Ervin snacked on.  I wouldn’t drop anyone too valuable for Damntana, but obviously he can be owned.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.35.  I streamed him without consulting the Stream-o-Nator (ballsy!), because he was facing the Twins and their best hitter, Max Kepler, has one homer and 7 RBIs, so, ya know, they’re not so good.

Abraham Almonte – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .278.  Almonte has been on the strong side of the right field platoon, and by ‘strong’ I don’t mean the first definition of strong, but the less-used definition of strong that means “awfully terrible, and I’m being sarcastic by saying strong.”

Wade Miley – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  Your friend in March, “I think I’m going to draft nothing but hitters for the first 20 rounds, then draft Wade Miley, Scott Feldman, Jason Vargas, Ervin Santana and Mike Leake in the last rounds.”  You, “Haha, what a jerkoff!”  Then you do The Worm dance you’re so excited about how dopey your friend is.  Now, “I hate my friend.”  By the way, I drafted Miley in my NFBC league, and I haven’t moved him from my bench.  Haha, I’m the biggest jerkoff!  I don’t know where all these Ks are coming from, and Miley doesn’t inspire enough interest to research (kidding, I looked into him).  Nothing looks that different other than he’s relying more on his fastball, and he’s laying off the change more.  I’d still put his over/under at 4.10 ERA, but I could see giving him a shot in his next start vs. Rays.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .280.  He’s young without that much of a track record, but he feels so safe to put down for 25 homers and .260.

Scott Feldman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  Okay, no.  You can try Miley, but no on Feldman even if you’re only picking up guys for their Zimmermania appeal.  He only converted for the jokes.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .224.  Maybe he’s trying to hit 25 homers by the All-Star break, then zero homers in the 2nd half while hitting .425.

Matt Kemp – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I was not the one who ate the hoagie in the break room fridge, but I saw it and could’ve sworn written on it was ‘Kevin’ not ‘Carl.'”

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  If you own him, I don’t wanna bum you out.  I know you’re thinking because I told you to avoid him in the preseason that I want him to fail.  I don’t.  All I’ll say is his April ERA last year was 2.25 and he still ended up hurt and with a 3.60 ERA.

Shawn Kelley – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  That could be it for that closer competition.  I’d still hold Glover for a few, but Kelley feels like he fits Dusty’s idea of a closer.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .389.  Here’s the zone.  Here’s ESPN’s Zone bar/restaurant.  Here’s Al Gore pointing at a slideshow with visual representations of the ozone.  Here’s Ryan Zimmerman above it all.  Hotter than hell.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 4th homer in the last five games.  …Okay, here’s Ryan Zimmerman.  Then you have Travis Shaw flicking boogers at Al Gore’s slideshow, spraying an aerosol can and changing signs that read “Please Recycle” to “Nonrecyclable,” because he just don’t care he’s so hot!

Eric Thames – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .415.  Right now, there’s someone on the phone with the NatsMichael Taylor saying, “Listen, you go to Korea, play your butt off and come back and do a Thames.”  ‘Do a Thames’ is now a thing.

Jett Bandy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and his 4th homer in two weeks.  Okay, I’ve seen enough.  Goodbye, Miguel Montero, Travis d’Whatever, Placeholder Schmohawk Catcher and welcome to the Albright All-Stars, Jett Bandy!

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.76.  Do the Cards have to ruin at least one starter a year?  Fine, but you already took Alex Reyes!  Kidding, I’d buy C-Mart.  Unless he’s injured (which I don’t think he is), his numbers say he should be better.

Jhonny Peralta – Hit the DL with an upper respiratory illness.  Kolten Wong told the press, “Trade me to CVS for some Robitussin!  Just get me out of here!”

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  He won’t appear in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could’ve easily with the loss of The Superfluous H.  Gyorko should now play every day for two weeks.

Danny Duffy – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.32.  I told you this yesterday, but samesies for Duffy about going against the Rangers.  The entire team is struggling.  Oh, and Royals aren’t much better so, yeah, whatever to:  Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.38.

Wil Myers – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Meh, he was so the first ten days of the season.  Hit nine homers and then you can get in Thames’ spotlight.

Austin Hedges – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .170.  I officially have three more homers from my catcher in a 12-team NL-Only league than a 12-team mixed league.

James Paxton – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  That might knock Paxton back out of the top 15 for JB’s pitcher ranks.   I’m throwing shade like a parasol!

Taylor Motter – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Jean Segura better hurry back before he gets Wally Pipp’d.

Ryon Healy – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .268.  Literally not a day goes by that someone doesn’t want to drop Healy.  These people obviously aren’t dealing with Jose Abreu.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer this week.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  Plouffe tends to get hot for stretches, so could be a hot schmotato here.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .333.  This guy’s pretty good, where have I heard his name before?

Matt Shoemaker – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.98.  The Cobbler’s xFIP is at 4.66, his walk rate is near-4, after it was 1.7 last year, and his K/9 is down too.  I.e., The Cobbler comes à la no’d.

Lance McCullers – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  I’m reminded of Kendrick Lamar’s new song, Humble.  If I may, I recommend the Astros play it during McCullers’ starts.  Specifically, the chorus:  Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, sit down.  Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, sit down.  Hol’ up, be humble.  Here’s me when McCullers come to the mound:

Chris Devenski – 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER, and the save, ERA at 1.35.  He has 25 Ks and one walk in 13 1/3 IP.  Ya know, just a 140 K pace in 75 IP.  His xFIP is 0.35.  An xFIP so low and badass it taps you on your right shoulder while having sex with your girlfriend behind your left shoulder.  Devenski is about as automatic as you can get right now.  He won’t get many saves, but he’s a must own everywhere.

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .259.  He left the game early but I found no mention of an injury.  Every time an older player leaves early I have a visit from DLzebub.  I’m farting in your general direction, Matt Holliday.

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save while Benoit worked the 8th (1 IP, 0 ER).  After the game, the Phils’ manager said this, “You hear it a lot these days, about how pitchers are being used differently with different teams.  I just look at it like this: It’s nice to have two guys I trust in the eighth and the ninth.  I trust both of those guys.  I just seized the opportunity to try it tonight.”  Try what?  Confuse the players of their role?  So, Neris could be the new closer, or he’s not.  The Phils’ manager won’t say one way or the other because, ya know, that’s what jinxes closers.  It’s not the actual pitching in the ninth, it’s the naming of the closer.  Man, managers are dumb.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .172.  If anyone is looking to sell him for fifty cents on the dollar, I’d be all over that like white on Trump supporters.

Tommy Joseph – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Has done next to nothing so far, but this could be the light shining through. Wait, The Shining is the wrong Stephen King book for To-Jo.

Yoenis Cespedes – Has a hamstring injury that the Mets don’t think is serious, but the Mets doctors once said a torn elbow tendon was a bruised groin, so we’ll see.  It really feels like the universe is conspiring to give Conforto at-bats.  Let him play!  Let him play!

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.73 vs. Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA 4.50.  This matchup was billed as “Nola vs. Noah:  So close, yet so far apart.”

Jeurys Familia – 1 P, 0 ER as he returned from his 15-game suspension.  For every out he records this year, I will write one derogatory word about his behavior.  That is my vow.  Kinda like his vow to love, honor and be nightmarish.  Today, he faced off with the Phils.  Their fans have been known to throw batteries at players, and Familia is known for battery.

   
  1. GrandOlePal says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Thanks for your help this year!

    Was offered Souza for Rendon? Yay or meh?

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      @GrandOlePal:

      Rendon

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @GrandOlePal:
      Rendon

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @GrandOlePal: Souza seems to have made some tangible improvements (really bumping down the Ks), but Rendon is still the better of the two

  2. Scott says:
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    So who would you rather own for saves now and ROS: glover or neris? Neris got jobbed twice already with jenmar and benoit but has quietly done his thing and is the best reliever in philly. Glover seems behind kelley and dusty generally is allergic to playing rookies but kelley isnt durable. Hell the nats could trade for a closer too. Thanks

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Scott: yeah, I dropped Neris rather than Glover a few days ago to grab Brach. Not sure I’m gonna like how this turns out.

      • MR. SWEAT NECKLACE says:
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        @Mike in Busan: Do I hang on to Benoit now that I got Neris? Damn you Pete!

        • Mike in Busan says:
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          @MR. SWEAT NECKLACE: I don’t know what I’m doing. I dropped Neris thinking that Benoit was more likely to hold on to the gig than Kelly was. Opps, apparently.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scott: Neris over Glover. Kelley is going to be primary closer in Washington, at least until they trade for someone near the deadline.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Neris over Glover

  3. Matt says:
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    Hi

    How would you rank for the rest of the season Ryan Zimmerman, Healy and Travis Shaw? Is Healy the best choice?

    Also, having segura back on next week and Correa, would you drop Tim Anderson?

    Finally, someone dropped Rich Hill. Is he worth a waiver wire pick?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Matt:

      Never trust Zimmerman to stay healthy.

      I like Healy most. I wouldn’t add Hill unless I had a ready DL spot. Doode has disappointment written all.over him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Healy, Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Oh, and yeah drop Anderson….Hill’s on waivers in my league

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

  4. Mike in Busan says:
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    Drop Joc for Conforto? I mean, neither one of them is playing every day, anyway.
    It’s a “who gets every day ABs first” situation, right?

    • apox says:
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      @Mike in Busan: I would. Especially now that Cespedes is probably hurt for a while with the Hammy.

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, Grey,
        Someone else grabbed Conforto, and Joc had a pretty decent day leading off, so patience.
        After trading Polanco and Maeda to get Darvish (I know, right?), my OF is Mazara, Haniger, Souza, with Pederson as UT and just waiting for Desmond’s hand.
        Now if only Odor starts hitting…

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up, or aka in the land of the FML – Gr8t Alt26 Alt24 (??) [Hold the Alt key and type in the number 26 at the same time, repeat for the up arrow)! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

    a. Loved the Familia blurb. He recorded 3 outs, so still waiting for 2 more insults! Love the battery.

    b. Gotta go again, so…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for April 21-23

    Lester: Listen, Will. You sure picked one hell of a guy to mess around with! Just came over the Teletype a few minutes ago. John Rambo is a Vietnam vet. He’s a Green Beret, Congressional Medal of Honor! Guy’s a war hero!

    Sheriff: Jesus, that freak?! I knew there was something about that guy!

    Lester: I double checked it, Will. What do you want me to do?

    Sheriff: I want you to do what I told you to do, goddamn it! Get that chopper back here now! Out.

    [The hunt for Rambo is heating up. One man down (Galt), storm fast approaching, logistics not going the way of our dear Sheriff, played by a then overweight Brian Dennehy! Everything playing into the hands of one John J. Rambo.]

    c. Have a nice weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Thanks! B. Get the chopper back! C. You too!

  6. Paul says:
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    Austin Hedges add over Evan Gattis?

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Only in a dynasty league. ROS only -Gattis

  7. Grey — Someone dropped Jharel Cotton in one of my leagues. Is he an upgrade over Severino or Maeda?They’re the two low guys on my SP staff at the moment. I think I should probably hold, but Cotton was high on my draft list at the start of the season so the drop caught my eye.

    In another league, is Gregerson or Knebel better than any of Benoit, Casilla, Doolittle, or Glover in a roto league that counts both saves and holds? Because they are separate categories, I don’t mind a good pitcher who is a part-time closer who sometimes pitches the 7th or 8th with a lead.

    Thank you!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Enrique:

      Do not drop Severino.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Enrique: Definitely not Cotton over Severino. Probably not over Maeda, but if its a short term thing, look at matchups the next week or 2. Gregorson could be interesting over the others [email protected]Enrique:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Hold…Knebel over Doolittle

  8. P.S. I love the McCullers video! So glad I listened to you on him. I have him on staff in 2 of 3 leagues.

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Happy Friday. Your afternoon buy column is easily my favorite fantasy baseballer read of the week.

    1) I was wondering if you like any of these guys on waivers over anyone on my team: Steven Souza, Corey Dickerson, Schoop, Starlin Castro, Mitch Moreland, Ryon Healy

    2) Also.. Thoughts on Tom Murphy? Think he can be better than Matt Weiters this year?

    My team:
    10 Team Yahoo H2H, Standard 5×5 Categories

    C: Weiters
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    3B: Eugenio
    SS: Correa
    OF: Benitendi, Polanco, Avisail
    Util: Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana, Kepler
    Bench: Rendon (will eventually start over Eugenio once he drinks what Bryce is drinking), Jean Segura (DL)
    DL: Tom Murphy
    NA: Yoan Moncada

    Thank you once again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Thanks, Josh! 1. I’d start Rendon, lose Eugenio for Moreland, play Souza over Kepler for now 2. I do, but he’s still out

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Definitely buying most of what Thames is doing (other than that .424 babip of course) + a bit concerned about all of those minor injuries stacking up with Polanco to give him a pretty meh season.

    Am I batshit crazy for feeling sort of willing to trade a $29 Polanco (keep for $32) for a $0 Thames (keep for $3)?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:

      Hey Mr. 417B. I think you gotta hold Polanco, who will get better and Thames has to regress..

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Every time I crack up! Yeah, I think you’re right. Even if I love Thames, better to trade for him when he normalizes. Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s sort of my thinking about it. 1:1 – nah, but for $3, hard for it to be a total bust.

  11. TTRA1N says:
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    Drop Gallo for Conforto? Is Buxton roster able?

    • Jon Strayer says:
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      @TTRA1N: How deep is the league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TTRA1N: Conforto, forget Buxton

  12. Packers says:
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    Another thing about Healy is he should gain 1B eligibility soon depending on league rules.

  13. Matt says:
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    10 Team x ESPN Roto x Standard Scoring (R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,K,W,SV,ERA,WHIP)

    ‘Do a Thames’ ~ Do a bunch of PEDs and get clean right before coming back to MLB? Sorry a little salty I don’t own him like he owned the Cub’s pitching this week.

    Someone straight up dropped McCullers before his start today. Of course I’m sitting 9 out of 10 in the order. Fingers crossed until tomorrow morning.

    1. Dropped d’Arnaud for Bandy. Should I do the same for R. Martin?
    2. Shaw over T. Joseph? Moreland? Probably not right?
    3. Devenenski over Benoit?
    4. How low are you on Gausman? Should I add Severion/J. Ross/Devenski/Garrett and make him waiver fodder?

    Thanks for the daily baseball reading this week. Appreciate it as always.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Matt: haha yeah, Thames is looking jacked up with a frame like the old school PED’ers McGwire and Sosa. Not the new gen of PED crew of Dee Gordons.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Matt: Probably not getting McCullers with the 9th priority unfortunately.
      1. Probably not. Martin hit 20 HRs last year after a slow start.
      2. If there are guys available on waivers through the year that are legit, why not ride the hot hand for a while, see how it goes.
      3. Heck yes.
      4. Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Ha, whatever works! 1. 1. Hold 2. Nah 3. Hold 4. Severino

  14. alex s says:
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    I will most definitely use that gif elsewhere. Roll on McCullers, I am humbled

    Grey, I have a Marte situation on my hands. Are you dropping him anywhere you own him? I don’t exactly need the roster spot at the moment, but may coming up. And guys like Reddick and Soler are out there.

    I don’t know whether to treat him like a prospect that has a definite call up date, or just move on and try and reclaim him later

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alex s: I have seen Marte dropped across all my leagues except NL-Only

  15. Justin says:
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    THanks for all the great writeups. I’ve checked the site every day for about 3 years!
    Ops keep 10 league. My Bryant for his Correa and lamb. I’d the. move villar off short into a utility spot and likely move joc to the bench. Worth the move? Losing Bryant and joc in the lineup adding Correa and lamb.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Justin:
      I’d want Bryant

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Justin: Bryant

  16. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Grey, can you believe it, someone flat out dropped god in my league!!

    Should I add him? I already have jeebus and moses, not sure where he would play..He is up there in years, not sure if i should use my #1 waiver claim to add god. Your thoughts?

  17. Jason Carroll says:
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    Thanks for the updates Grey!

    If you had to stream 1 start for tomorrow and 1 start for sundat who would you choose? I know what streamonator says but would like your opinion on who you would personally go with. H2H league winning 10-0 but he’s closing the gap on whip.

    Saturday

    A. Skaggs B. Straily C. Morton

    Sunday

    A. Chavez B. Musgrove C. Andreise

    Thanks again!

  18. David says:
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    In a dynasty league which side would you want, Bregman/Urias or Goldy/C. Maritinez?

    Also, Urias or McCullers in a dynasty? Thanks

    • Jason Eldred says:
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      @David: I’d easily want the Goldy side.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @David:
      Goldy and McCullers

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @David: Goldy side. In a dynasty Im going Urias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Agree with others

  19. C says:
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    Yahoo 12 team 5×5. My J. Donaldson for his T. Story and A. Beltre. I would drop T. Anderson, my current SS. Thoughts?

    • C says:
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      @C:

      The other guy also has J. Turner, so could try to get T. Story and J. Turner instead of T. Story and A. Beltre if you like that better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C: Sure

  20. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just woke up to this keeper league offer (12 team weekly): his $6 Khris Davis for my $19 Danny Duffy?

    My current OF is a bit of a functional shanty town while I wait for JD and Dahl to return from DL (Polanco, Souza, Rajai, Domingo, Keon). SPs other than Duffy are Darvish, Hill, Nola, Nova, Eichkoff, Wood, J. Ross, Ryu, Gsellman, Leake…

  21. Knucks says:
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    Hahh! The Shaw blurb is superb.

  22. Duke says:
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    With Bradley and Turner likely activated today, I’ve got to make some decisions. Would you stick with Bregman, Zimmerman, or Moreland at CI?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Duke: Of those 3, Bregman has to remain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Agree with B

  23. Lt says:
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    Grey, good stuff again and glad Devenski is a must add after I grabbed him Tuesday. What’s the play with SP moves? I start 7 pitchers in a 5×5 h2h 12 team league. I own Duffy, Paxton, McCullers, Maeda, Gausman, Nova, Ray, Vargas, T. Walker, Rich Hill, Devenski, bedrosian and Kelley. Am I supposed to be trading a Paxton and player for more renowned SP or expecting this to stick all year? Should I be targeting MadBum for Paxton and a good player? What’s the trust level with these great calls you made and I drafted that have been lights out, preach Grey. Freddie Freeman and Paxton for Kershaw? I’m making these up as a go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! I’d take Bumgarner, I doubt anyone would do that

  24. boognish says:
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    Great write up FML!

    Marte owner, got offered his $21 CarGo for my $4 Peraza in a keeper 5×5 OBP league. Leaves me short on steals, w Betts & Rajai my only 20+ potential guys, but Dyson on WW. Other concern is CarGo current finger issue and injury history…still value seems in my favor

    Start 2B, SS, MI, & 5 OF’s, 1 Util

    short and simple, my middle IF & OF’s are:

    MI: Schoop, Russell, Peraza, Baez, Panik, Kipnis (DL),
    OF: Betts, Bradley, Mazara, Melky, Rajai, Marte (SSP), JD Mart (DL)

    Also, Rizzo 2B & OF Eligible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @boognish: Thanks! I don’t like it, get a better OF

  25. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Hey! Save the JB shade for us!

  26. The Great Knoche says:
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    Is it sad that my only proud moment out of my pre season sleepers is Motter? Can someone throw a banana peel on Segura’s stairs? . Hopefully he relegates Dyson back to Pinch running only duty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Hope you’re getting his two weeks of playing in your lineup

  27. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey, Happy Friday….

    15 team keep 11 forever

    1. Who is the better return for Marte…Dahl or Franco?

    2. Would you move Taijuan Walker for Renfroe?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Nightpandas: Supposedly there will be Dahl news today. If he’s got a clear path, Dahl. Even if he doesn’t, probably still Dahl IMO –he’s much more similar to Marte than Franco

  28. charlie batch says:
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    evan gattis – slow start or drop?

  29. Relsh says:
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    Grey what’s the deal with Jedd Gyorko? Dude hit 23 bombs in the 2nd half last year, now looks like he’s picking up where he left off. Eligibility at 2B, SS, and 3B ain’t too bad either…

  30. theone189 says:
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    Sale 300K 2017

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @theone189: Think he’ll fall short of that by 40

  31. Five-On-One says:
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    Trying to sell Brett Gardner to the team that is in last place in steals. I should grab any of the guys below for Brett if he agrees, right?
    CarGanz, C-Mart, Stroman, Aaron Sanches, Justin Wilson, Ass-Cab, Margot.
    Or will Brett end up hitting .280 with 35 SBs?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Yes, C-Mart is the best on that list, but is he only one you would swap for Gardner? Is there anyone on the list you would not take for Brett?

  32. Curtis Strange says:
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    Drop Keon for Motter in 16-team, OPS dynasty?

  33. Aaron says:
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    Drop Vogt for Bandy or hold? 12 team roto with added ops. Thanks.

  34. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Gallo or Bird? Thanks in advance!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @DBo:
      Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Bird

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DBo: Bird

  35. Nitro says:
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    10 Team HTH keeper league.

    Which side?

    L Cain and J Ross
    or
    A Judge and C Archer

    Thanks!!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nitro:
      Archer side

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Nitro: Archer side….not terribly close in my mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Agree with others

  36. Jon Strayer says:
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    Question for tonight’s lineup … Dozier (Verlander) or B. Miller (Fiers)? OBP league if that matters …

  37. Slimcompoop says:
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    DAMN…thoughts? Also who do you think has a better chance of maintaining their hot start? Thames, Haniger, or Mazara? Happy Friday!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Slimcompoop: That order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Thames, Mazara, but that order is possible too

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Mazara has already failed to maintain his hot start – he is 0 for his last 13 (down to .284) and looked awful at the plate last night.

      He opened up his stance in the offseason — as the pitcher winds up and releases the ball, he steps into the bucket with his front foot from a wide open Brian Downing type stance — and I think pitchers may have figured it out already.

  38. ryanoger says:
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    Shawn Kelley over Feliz correct?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ryanoger:
      yup

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Feliz Navidad

  39. Channing Tatum says:
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    Hi Grey! Thanks for all the good work, as always. I’m in an eleven team, 6×6 roto league. Categories are normal; the extra two are OPS and QS. I was offered M. Machado, C. Carrasco, and J. Pederson for my Goldschmidt and Braun. What do you think??

      • Channing Tatum says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I’m really torn with this one. I need a SS and I have Carlos Santana, Hosmer, and Longoria to put in at 1B, 3B, and CI. My OF would be Trumbo, Pederson, Souza, Inciarte, and Judge.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Channing Tatum: Joc is worth nothing in the deal. What is your pitching like? Still probably Goldy side.

      • Channing Tatum says:
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        @B the Esq.: Thanks for the input! I have Darvish, Maeda, Duffy, T. Walker, V. Velasquez, A. Garrett, J. Nelson, D. Straily, A. Colome, M. Bush, B. Maurer, A. Miller.

      • Channing Tatum says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the input, guys! I appreciate the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. ryanoger says:
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    Bench bat who you taking out of this bunch: Margot, Suárez, Souza?

    thanks grey

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ryanoger:
      Margot for me

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @ryanoger: Margot, Souza, Suarez

  41. Smell The Glove says:
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    It probably took me 20 minutes to recover from your McCullers GIF – effin hilarious…12 team H2H 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OBP and SLG, saves are net saves so you get penalized when they get caught). Trying to fill the Marte void. I definitely need to make up for some SB’s but also want someone who can contribute something (or at least not going to totally kill me) in the other categories. Grichuk is my bench OF, would you drop him for any of the following: Reddick, Dyson, Pillar, Parra, Deshields or Rajai Davis?

  42. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    12-team head-to-head league (5×5 with Avg.). My team , which I thought was going to dominate, has been struggling mightily. Would you add Souza, Moreland, or Castro over anyone below? I’ll have to drop two (2) players to free up Segura and Turner anyways, so might not be worth wasting a transaction. One of the drops will be Hammels and the other will be a hitter TBD (accepting suggestions).

    C Travis d’Arnaud NYM – C
    1B Anthony Rizzo ChC – 1B
    2B Jonathan Schoop Bal – 2B
    3B Justin Turner LAD – 3B
    SS Trevor Story Col – SS
    OF Andrew Benintendi Bos – OF
    OF Jacoby Ellsbury NYY – OF
    OF Mark Trumbo Bal – OF
    Util George Springer Hou – OF
    Util Yasiel Puig LAD – OF
    Bench – Greg Bird – 1B
    Bench – Mark Reynolds – 1B
    DL – Jean Segura
    DL – Trea Turner

    Thanks again.

      • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir.

  43. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Kepler or Souza ROS?

    Thanks!

  44. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Morning Grey!

    1) Am I crazy to be starting Haniger over Bautista in an OBP league until the latter gets his act together? For example, Haniger faces Manaea today while Bautista faces Alex Meyer. Normally that would be a no brainier to start Bautista, but I don’t know.

    2) Did I make a mistake picking up Neris over Kelley? I just think if Neris has the job, he could run with it and be a top 15 closer the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Kelley doesn’t have the job guaranteed either, but also can’t go back to back days and faces the strong possibility of being usurped by an outside acquisition.

    3) Starting staff: Strasburg, Carrasco, Maeda, Paxton, McCullers, Nola, Cotton, Walker

    Replace any of the following for a waiver arm (limited season moves so I really can’t stream): Estrada, Shoemaker, Nova, Cobb, McCarthy, Liriano, Lynn, Snell, Morton, Gsellman, Miller, Wood

    4) Any concerns with these starts: Walker vLAD, Cotton vSEA, Madea @ARI

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

  45. hothot says:
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    12 team 5×5: Drop Mark Reynolds for Ryan Zimmerman?

  46. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Grey, having followed Razzball for years I have to say that your ability to respond to hundreds of questions (good, bad, ugly) day in day out and provide sage advice that is more often on point is on Rain Man level. You da man!

    Enough brown nosing…in a ridiculous league that puts way more value on pitchers performance than batters would you start Glassnow vs NYY, Wood vs AZ, and/or Alex Meyer vs TOR? I picked all 3 up due to SON, but I trust your gut over that drunk robot any day.

    Thanks again!

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: How much does underwear cost at K-Mart, Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on brand

  47. Wombat says:
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    Apologies for the catcher question, but would you hold Susac in a 20 team mixed league?

    Had high (er, modest) hopes for him but he doesn’t seem to be banging on the MLB door. Rolling with Jett for now and could use the spot.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wombat: I dropped Susac in an NL-Only

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: got it. Thanks

  48. joeg414 says:
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    Royals are calling up Triple-A outfielder Jorge Bonifacio. Don’t know much about him ; Is he a Right Now pickup in a deep mixed league ?
    Maybe Ralph can offer some insight. Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @joeg414:
      Jorge is Emilio’s kid brother. He has some pop and is kind of a free swinger, will not steal any bases..

      Who would you cut for him? Will he get enough playing time? Who on the Royals is he being called up for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joeg414: He might platoon at best

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @joeg414: If it’s deep mixed league I’d take a shot on him. Free swinger is sort of offbase, his K% so far is 15% to an 11% Bb%, he hasn’t been over 25% at any point is his professional career. He’s a power bat, in deep mixed any player with power and on base upside is worth a flier. Ask the Tyler Motter owner.

  49. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to add a pitcher for this weekend-who would you go with
    S. Miller, Lynn, Miranda, Morton or Straily

    Thank you for your advise

  50. AdamH says:
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    5×5 yahoo, assuming I have decent OFs and decent relievers

    Get: Hererra and AMiller
    Give: Thames

    What say you? Thanks in advance.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @AdamH: Think you should be able to get more for Thames right now if you are looking to deal him.

  51. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff as usual Grey!

    Tough one for me: First year keeper, 11-team roto, 6×6 (obp instead, plus hits), 3 bench spots. FAAB-$150 (can bid $0)…Pujols was dropped and will be bid on today. I have Hosmer, Rendon, J Turner at 1B/3B/CI, so not sure if I need Poo…but figure I can trade excess. Owners have about $135 each left and I have $140. Top bids so far this year have been $12 to $20 on closer types. Pujols can be kept for $8 next year (so perhaps these guys aren’t very high on him to begin with??) Sorry for the ramble but how much would the Fantasy Master Lothario bid? Thanks Sir!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: Dont think you need him, but who are you dropping. Maybe a dollar or 2.

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @B the Esq.: Yeah, not sure who to drop. My UT is currently Kiermeier since I need R & SBs. Also, I have 2 bench bats (yikes!) as I wait for Joc to do something and Moncada to be brought up (both can be kept for $5 next year…I was just keeping them for trade bait this year.) Anyway, I’m probably dropping Rosenthal…and picking up Poo will temporarily limit my stream ability.

          • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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            @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: And, I think Pujols will be the best player available this year via FAAB…maybe?

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @B the Esq.: Honestly, I could be miscalculating here (I have zero experience with FAAB)..but, I’m thinking the winning bid for Pujols will be 1/3 to 1/2 of an available budget..so, $40 to $70.

        • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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          @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: Oh well…Pujols went for $47. I was the only other bidder and went $33. I’m baffled no one else bid. I understand that some have spots filled with better talent but geez, some have shite. I’m thinking most didn’t even know he was on waivers. Weird.

            • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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              @Grey: Ha! No Sir. Daily FAAB Auction @ 10am Central. I assumed I wouldn’t be giving u enough notice…since its prior to your alarm time. No worries tho. After reading B the Esq.’s note above, I dropped my bid from $62 (which would have won PooJols, but would have left me with immediate regret as I scrambled to try to move my excess hitting for Pitching and left my FAAB budget half-full) to $33 which was well short. I must say, I am very confused by B the Esq’s $1 or $2 bid and your $11 bid. Shouldn’t these bids be higher since Pujols is likely the best player to be acquired via FAAB waivers thus requiring a higher bid? This is all new to me even though I’ve been doing roto for years.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                In a league where Pujols is dropped, I can’t believe he’s the best player available thru FAAB

                • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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                  @Grey: There will be ones better than Pujols? You have him around 80th or so. I know some of my fellow owners aren’t bright but, they are gonna drop someone better than that???

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I have no idea, they did drop him tho

                    • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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                      @Grey: Gotcha. Thanks for your time and patience in responding to all of our queries?!?!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, no problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: Forget him if you have to drop $40-70 — throw a $11 bid out and see what happens

  52. You’ve been on fire with the titles of these blogs this year! Laugh out loud funny stuff.

    I think I’m in dire need of AVG/OBP help. Yesterday my guys went 0/22. Yes you read that correctly, 0/22. I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard of that happening in fantasy baseball before.

    C-Perez, 1B-Rizzo, 2B-Hernandez(drop him for Castro?), 3B-J.Turner, SS-Story, OF-Stanton, OF-Mazara, OF-Haniger, Util-Duvall, Bench-Marte, A.Garcia, DL-Turner (Should I plug him into outfield or 2B when he returns?)

    I could also try and trade one of my SP (Verlander,Cole,McCullers,Bundy,Nova,Maeda,Salazar,Severino,Gray) for lets say a Wil Myers. Or hold everything and wait cause its still a young season? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Rudy does titles… Cole for Myers works for me, tho not entirely sure where you’re playing him

      • @Grey:

        Thanks hombre! How do you feel about picking up Starlin and dropping Hernandez, thus moving Trea to the OF? Prob going to hold off on the Myers trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kike Hernandez? Sure

  53. Rising Son says:
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    I’m trying to be patient with Bautista, but would u drop him for Souza or Shaw. 12 tm h2h w/ops

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Rising Son: I would find a way to get them on my roster. HArd to drop bautista, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  54. jojo says:
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    Hi, so I’m in a 12 team h2h 9×9 league.
    and Hosmer was dropped.
    just want your opinion on who to drop for him if any.

    Thanks!!!

    C Russell Martin
    1B Anthony Rizzo
    2B Rougned Odor
    3B Anthony Rendon
    SS Carlos Correa
    OF George Springer
    OF Mark Trumbo
    OF Mitch Haniger
    UTIL Justin Turner
    UTIL Max Kepler
    DL Ian Desmond
    P Alex Colome
    SP Jacob deGrom
    SP Danny Salazar
    SP Jameson Taillon
    SP Chris Devenski
    RP Aroldis Chapman
    Bench Kenta Maeda
    Bench Rich Hill
    Bench Taijuan Walker
    Bench Jon Gray
    Bench Robbie Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  55. Curious George Springer says:
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    In the 15 team AL only REL, there aren’t many exciting days, but I happen to own Beltran, Plouffe, and Motter in that league. Needless to say yesterday was the 10Tm mixed equivalent of an eight homer day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  56. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Delino Jr. with a game winning single in the 13th last night. Bannister will now bench him for a few days..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d expect no less

  57. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m having a hard time valuing Kyle Hendricks. I was offered Wacha for Hendricks but feel that I may be able to get something a little better like Hamels or Bundy…any advice you could give me on how to trade my Round 7 draft choice.

    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Nick: he’s a mess. If you can get Hamels or Bundy I would jump all over that. Maybe Bundy will get knocked around by the Red Sox today and you can buy him.

      • Nick says:
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        @Curious George Springer: I thought Hamels just because TX can’t possibly be this bad….Bundy I’m still not sold on yet. Any other ideas? Or should I just wait on Hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than that

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey: Better than Wacha or just better overall? Pitching staff is:

        K. Hendricks
        C. Martinez
        C. Carrasco
        K. Graveman
        L. McCullers
        G. Holland (RP)
        R. Ozuna (RP)

        Bench:
        L. Lynn
        K. Maeda
        D. Pomeranz
        S. Manea
        T. Walker

        I like your advice on Martinez numbers- HOLD…Graveman’s random DL stint sucked this week but maybe I could bundle Hendricks with one of my bench pitchers? What do you think? Mind you Vargas, Leake, Garrett are all owned.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than Wacha and better overall is the same, no?

  58. Robert says:
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    Trade: Bumgarner and Trea Turner for Mike Trout?
    Infield would be Dee Gordon, C. Hernandez, and B. Miller have Seiman also but on Dl.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert:
      Take Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum side, it’s fairish

  59. Rbglade says:
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    Razzballers. ROS for this year Gary Sancez or JDMart.?

    Same value question on these two in keeper auction league. Sanchez $10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  60. Brett says:
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    Hey Grey…Should I give Thames and Sano for Strasburg and Haniger?

    Here’s my team:

    Hitters: Salvador Perez, Chris Davis, Zobrist, Fraizer, Machado, Castro, Sano, Springer, Yelich, Pederson, Thames, Holliday, Mancini, Broxton, Jankowski, d’Arnaud and Kipnis

    Pitchers: Syndergaard, Stroman, Paxton, Maeda, Nola, Cotton, Bundy, Shields, Sabathia, Price

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Brett: no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, but I don’t like Strasburg

  61. Sdub88 says:
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    Sorry for the catcher question, but drop Molina for Hedges or Leon?

    Is Graveman droppable for a streamer today–if so go with Sabathia, Wood, Colon, or Conley?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges…Yes, Conley

  62. The Guillentine says:
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    Use my #1 waiver for Neris? I have until 4/23 to use it.

    • The Guillentine says:
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      @The Guillentine:
      Also, would you roll with Conley today?

      Should i start Skaggs and Gio tomorrow?

      The streamonator is mediocre on all of them but I need help in pitching

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @The Guillentine: Yes on Neris, I don’t know matchups for every starter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • The Guillentine says:
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        @Grey:

        sorry, is that a yes to everything?

  63. your dog says:
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    Odorizzi or D. Norris in a long term keeper league? Woof..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @your dog: Woof indeed… Apples/oranges, Odorizzi

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: eggs

  64. John says:
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    My Lamb for his Dee Gordon? Apples and oranges but I could use batting average and steals in a standard 12 team league. Lamb so good right now but I can put Pujols in his place from my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  65. Kenneth Sterner says:
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    Grey,

    You should use gifs more often. I just lost it when I scrolled down after reading the Mccullers recap!

    Buy low on Healy? I feel like he’s a guy that will pick it up a little later.

    Whats going on with Bregman? I was so high on him this year!

    Also… I spent $17 on buxton in the draft so I am yet to drop him. Any hope in your mind?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frank Grimes doesn’t like gifs

      Yeah, buy low on Healy

      I think Bregman will be fine, just early struggles — drop Buxton

  66. BAC says:
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    Need to open up streamer spots. My pitching is horrendous. 12 team 5X5 OBP. Team light on OBP, steals. should be ok on HRs if Bryant/C. Santana start to hit. Peraza only SS.

    Pick 3 ROS. Mazara, Dahl, D. Santana, Joc, Motter, Mancini.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Mazara, Dahl, Joc

  67. SondheimXXX says:
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    Would you continue to hold on Nola?

    Also, Beltre was dropped and cleared waivers in my twelve-teamer. I’d have to drop someone like Tomas or Nola to pick him and stash him. What’s your take on his injury? Do you think he could be alright this year, or is he just old and the wheels are falling off?

    • SondheimXXX says:
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      @SondheimXXX:

      *I’d have to drop someone like Tomas, Nola,, or Hosmer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SondheimXXX: I’d hold Nola — I’d start Beltre over Tomas if both healthy

      • SondheimXXX says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey! You may cover this in your buy/sell column today, but what to do with Rich Hill? You holding?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was dropped in my league, he’s sitting on waivers

  68. BAC says:
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    Margot, Kepler too. Apologies

  69. Nico says:
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    Yo Grey! You think Rendon is gonna figure his $h1t out? Btw, saw Souza for a good amount of time during warmups last Friday just being a total BRO to a young TB fan in Boston. Chatted with the kid for like 20 minutes. Feel good story Friday #FGSF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon is 4 for his last 9 #FGSF

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Boom! Another #FGFS is watching the Kate Upton lip sync battle from last night. If she was practicing that in the house, I think I can understand Verlander’s slow start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You watch lip sync battle? Don’t understand its appeal, but I watch MTV’s The Challenge still, so who am I to judge

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: haha I actually don’t, but I do if there’s clickbait involving Kate Upton and her two girls. True story, my cougs and I did a lip sync battle at our wedding. I lost.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did you lip sync The Bee Gees? That is the key to a Cougar’s heart

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: Ha, it was the less-than-nuanced “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge! It even involved one of my groomsmen spinning around on a flattened cardboard box! It was all rigged for the bride (as it should have been).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hmm, okay, sounds pretty good… Cougar-nip? It’s no Bee Gees!

                  • Nico says:
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                    @Grey: Next time! BTW, are you a Better Call Saul guy?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I am

                    • Nico says:
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                      Is it me, or did it feel impossible to remember the first two seasons? I was like WAIT, what the EF is going on here. Good stuff tho!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I alternate between liking it and it making me miss Breaking Bad

                    • Nico says:
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                      True, and they’ve been dropping Breaking Bad characters into the story line like whoa, so that doesn’t make me miss it any less!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Love Frings tho

          • Zeus says:
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            @Grey: because people our age bizarrely love he challenge

  70. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Which two would you start today?
    Wanted some human input. Thanks!

    Kepler ($-5.3) vs. DET (verlander)
    Rendon ($-14.5) @ NYM (degrom)
    Fowler ($17.9) @ MIl (peralta)
    Joseph ($8.0) vs. ATL (colon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Fowler, Joseph

  71. Nayo says:
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    Can’t believe no one has said this but… Noah did not part the red sea, that was Moses. If you wanted to go Biblical, you could use, “One put a bunch of animals in a boat to save them from a flood while the other is named after a city most known for a flood”. Not sure if people will be offended by that but then again it’s been over 10 years so I think I can make jks about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’m such an idiot

  72. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hello Gray

    10 team h2h with OBP. Which 1 MI and 2 UTIL options do you like best going forward out of the following?

    MI Options: D Travis, B Phillips, Castro, Motter, C Hernandez
    Util Options: Margot, Duda, Headley, Zimmerman, Gallo, Bird, Inciarte, Moreland, Domingo, Conforto, R Davis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with who’s hot — Motter, Zimmerman, Moreland

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

    1. OF5 streamer for next week while I await some DL OF returns . . . would you drop Keon in a 12 team (keep-7) weekly league for Werth and his 4 @COL games? Sounds like his groin ‘spasm’?!” is gone now (assuming a groin spasm is a bad thing).

    2. If your 2 Cs are Darnaud and Hedges, is a just dropped Tom Murphy worth a $2 (/100) FAAB bid to stash on your bench?

    3. Which 3 guys are you starting in weekly leagues from this grouping? The two starters are tricky here… thanks!

    Liriano @LAA (strangely negative $8.5) and v. TB (+$12.5)
    Gsellman v. ATL ($9) and @WASH (neg $18.5)
    Ross @COL (neg $9.5) and v. NYM (neg $0.5)
    Nola v. MIA ($12.7)
    Wood @SF ($5.7)
    Leake v. CIN ($7)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Hold for now 3. Gsellman, Nola, Leake

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thank you kindly!

  74. JakeTPE says:
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    Hello Grey! Happy Friday, otherwise known in my house as JackieBradleyJrReturnsfromtheDLday!

    So, to make room, I’ll likely have to drop Mazuzah or Eugenio Suarez. Both have started well, and it’s a tough call, but who goes?

    Thanks and have a great JBJisbackend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Weird, it’s known as that in my house too… Eugenio

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Freaky!! Much obliged sir!

  75. Brett says:
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    Would you do the following trade:

    Give Bregman and Vince Velazquez get C Mart and Rendon

  76. CMUTimmah says:
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    Jett Bandy Homer last night … this Milwaukee catcher thing is real. Combined, they are Lou Gerhig at this point.

    The Cobbler worries me, but let me give you a history lesson with him. He sucks in stretches. hopefully, this game is the corner turn. Because what’s going to happen is I’m going to drop his ass and he’s going to end up turning the corner the nanosecond I push drop. I am TRYING to exercise patients this year, but likely I’ll drop him, he’s light it up for a month, then go on the DL for a month and get dropped, only for me to pick him back up and suffer again. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!?

    Paxton – I called this bad start last night. Everything looked too good… OAK K’s a lot, he’s a K pitcher. He starts trying to rack up the Ks, and ends up KO’d. At least he’s not walking people. So his stat line could have been much much worse. Hopefully he learned a lesson in that game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Not bad to walk some people, I’m reminded of Pineda… Cobbler not worth the headache, me thinks, though, yes, he will come around at some point as he always does — Gehrig — ha!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @CMUTimmah: If the umpire crew had called an obvious check swing strike — so obvious that the Oakland broadcasting team unanimously agreed it should have been called and could not stop talking about it — the first three runs Paxton gave up would not have scored. Changed the whole complexion of his outing.

  77. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream S. Miller, Morton or Straily

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lwomack58: Match ups?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Miiler @ home vs Dodgers, Morton @ TB- Straily @ SD also maybe Lynn @ Mil

  78. Dean Kongslie says:
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    In a H2H league where I don’t want BN bats, and opt for more starts…Kepler is my worst OF/UTL. Would you drop him for Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  79. peterlorresghost says:
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    I know this has been talked to death and pet-peeve of @jbgilpin – and read this whole comment in dueschy british voice but I have sale in a points league and love the k’s and ratio help but i’m starting to think it’s him and not the team. I thought finally he’d kill it with Ws and get run support. does he tell his teammates he can’t pitch with a lead? “i can only stay scissor sharp when it’s tied” – guess I’ll have to start a QSS/SHR anyone in? quality sales start solo home run league. pitchings ranked by best stats with least wins and hitting is ranked by most hrs with worst BA/RBIs. Gyorko you can put down that sunscreen, I’m the one making your ears burn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  80. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,

    It sooo hurts to cut bait this early. But Buxton hasn’t given even a shred of a hint that he’s figuring things out at the plate.
    Which of these FAs would you grab for Buxton. I should probably say that they would be a bench bat or obviously an extra pitcher for my staff. Sorry about the long list

    S.Souza
    M.Moreland
    R.Grichuk
    D.Santana
    E.Inciarte
    M.Conforto
    M.Holliday

    samardzjia
    K.Glover
    F.Liriano
    E.Rodriguez
    W.Miley(shudder)
    S.Miller(shudder again)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glover for now

  81. Blue_Barracudas says:
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    In a 5 on 5 categories league with hitting categories of: R, HR, SBN, OPS, and RBI

    Does it make sense at this point to drop Gattis for Bandy? Or should I wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  82. Luke says:
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    Would you drop Avisail for Souza?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  83. ukhalo says:
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    Duffy or Gregorious RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  84. Jerseyjon says:
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    Great stuff Grey love starting my morning off with a coffee and your insight and humor. Who would you compare these pitchers to. A Hamel B Giles C Diaz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerseyjon: Thanks, but don’t understand your question

      • Jerseyjon says:
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        @Grey: all on my bubble and really can’t get a handle on any of them. All the rankings I see they’re way over rated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So trade them, Jerseyjon

  85. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Cargo (5th round) or Mazara (20th round) in a keeper league with OPS as an extra category?

  86. bobbo says:
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    Looks like my post got skipped

    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Which two would you start today?
    Wanted some human input. Thanks!

    Kepler ($-5.3) vs. DET (verlander)
    Rendon ($-14.5) @ NYM (degrom)
    Fowler ($17.9) @ MIl (peralta)
    Joseph ($8.0) vs. ATL (colon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: It didn’t

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: too impatient for your feedback I guess. My bad!

  87. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m guessing this is an easy one, but would you send Maeda for Dahl?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  88. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey grey,

    Looking a couple days down the road for two streamers. QS league. Which two from this bunch?

    Jesse Chavez v. TOR ($9)
    Musgrove @TB ($6.8)(TB has been scorching though..)
    Andriese v. HOU ($4.4)
    Koehler @SD ($-2.4)
    Perdomo v. MIA ($-5.7)
    Montgomery @PIT ($-7)

  89. H says:
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    Felix or Neris? Closers are so frustrating!

    • H says:
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      @H: feliz…sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Feliz

  90. Curt says:
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    Picking up Devenki, who should I drop, Eduardo Rodriguez or Foltynewicz?

  91. Chris says:
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    Been holding on Marte hoping for a trade.

    My friend is a huge Pirates homer and would trade for him, but he has a bunch of guys on DL

    When JD MArtinez comes back we may be able to do this trade: His Lance Mccullers and Mitch Haniger for My Gerrit Cole and Marte

    That worth holding onto marte for?

    If I hold Marte I’ll likely be dropping Zach Cozart for streaming pitching

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Works for me

  92. Steve says:
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    Hello Grey,
    someone is coming off the DL, so I need to drop one of A.Reed (Familia back), Severino, Wacha, Triggs (all waiver adds). I may have to drop another one in the future for whatever reason, which is tough since they are playing well, while some of my starters are searching for their form. I guess it’s Reed, but which SP would be the first/next? Thank you.

    Enjoy the hopefully warm/sunny weather, so we can thame us. Thamming is good, if it’s natural! Au thamezzzz! Ok…stop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed, Triggs

  93. dtbran says:
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    Pick up Ryu for 2 start next week @SF and vs PHI or leave on the waiver wire?
    12 tm H2H daily league
    Thanks

  94. ryanoger says:
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    Jim Johnson or Feliz for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz

  95. Still haven’t replaced Forsythe due to the shizz options. Need help everywhere due to an inexplicably putrid draft for these first 2+weeks of the season. Do any 2B/SS options from Anderson, Hardy, D. Espinosa, Travis, Mondesi, Wong seem to be showing any sign of production? Gyorko is owned. Cannot believe I’m jonesin for Gyorko. Or might a M.I. be showing up on the BUY list this afternoon? Thanks all & terrific recap, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  96. ThE sHiT says:
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    Good morning Grey and fellow Razzballers!

    Franco/Nola for Archer, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  97. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 12 team mixed H2H Yahoo League.

    For my last bench spot, should I be rostering Moncada , Zimmerman, or Souza? … and who to drop?

    MY TEAM:
    ========

    HITTING:
    C: Salvador Perez (C)
    1B: Freeman (1B)
    2B: Jonathan Schoop (2B)
    3B: Manny Machado (3B, SS)
    SS: Carlos Correa (SS)
    OF: Odubl Herrera (OF)
    OF: Adam Duvall (OF)
    OF: Aaron Judge (OF)
    UTIL: Jose Abreau (1B)
    DL: Ian Desmond (OF)

    BENCH:
    Kole Calhoun (OF)

    PITCHING:
    SP: Chris Archer
    SP: Michael Wacha
    SP: Carlos Martinez
    SP: Julio Teheran
    SP: Taijuan Walker
    SP: Amir Garrett
    SP: Luis Severino
    SP: Jeremy Hellickson
    RP: Cam Bedrosian
    RP: Brandon Kintzler
    RP: Greg Holland
    RP: Matt Bush
    DL: Brandon Finnegan
    DL: Hudson Street

    LEAGUE SETTINGS:
    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman over Calhoun

      • Jason says:
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        Done, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. adam says:
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    would u start Bundy tonight vs red sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  99. Harry says:
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    Here comes the catcher question own Vogt drop for Brandy or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bandy

  100. alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, which of these pitchers are you dropping first? Second? (5×5 12-team mixer):

    Maeda
    Odorizzi
    Urias
    Rodon
    Gausman
    McCarthy

    On offense, are you dropping Brad Miller or Mark Reynolds for Moreland, Reddick or Kiermaier (parra)?

    Thanks for the help, except, you know, on Gausman, Rodon, Urias & Maeda. Jokes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias, Rodon…Reynolds for Moreland

  101. malamoney says:
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    Killer Technotronic reference.

    Kelley didn’t look very good last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh no? I didn’t see it, what happened?

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: He just didn’t look good. Might have been a one off since I haven’t seen him pitch. He look shaky and uneasy once runners got on base.

  102. Slimcompoop says:
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    Which side would you want in a 6×6 OBP league?

    Jose Abreu/Jackie Bradley Jr./Taijuan Walker

    OR

    Hosmer/Pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  103. Mike says:
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    Drop Moustakas for Shaw or hold?

    THANKS!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Mike: Meh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  104. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you hold on to K. Glover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  105. Lori says:
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    Which side:
    Pineda/Reyes/Doolittle
    Or
    Faulty wire/Sano/trienan
    Obp is cat. (6by6)

    Appreciate your advice ( I’ve become your 7th woman reader )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay, girls!

  106. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think S. Miller would be a good streamer vs. Dodgers at home this weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  107. lwomack58 says:
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    Sorry for extra followup but who do you like more

    Lynn or Straily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn

  108. Green monstahh says:
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    Howdy grey! Here’s your weekly quote from the poet named R kelly

    “It’s like woo…pull over, baby, And let me put this love van off in your trunk, babe”

    Lol anywhoo

    H2h pts weekly league. Cespedes is dealing with a hammy but I’m stuck with him in my starting lineup , also I’m stuck with Duda who’s dealing with an injury.

    I’m planning on dropping Duda here are available bats:
    Steve Souza, Michael conforto, nicholas castellanos, chase headley, solarte (2b/3b), Neil Walker, Brandon Philips

    I can add multiple players, players I have to cut bait are Duda, javy Baez, panda Sandoval.

    Part 2.

    At SS I drafted Swanson he’s been bad & I benched him & added cozart for this week, stick w/ cozart or drop for one of these? Or hold onto cozart & drop dansby?
    Available SS: gyorko (2b/SS & 3b) , JJ Hardy, Chris owings (SS/OF), Ronald Torreyes (3b/SS)

    On the flip javy Baez is eligible at SS

    I’m looking forward to your buy / sell column today!!
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Duda, Sandoval — Souza, Conforto

      Gyorko

      • Green monstahh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!! Duda/panda plus Swanson or cozart for the 3 you mentioned or Baez as the 3rd one to drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep Baez

  109. Filkarri says:
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    Hey Grey, do you like R. Healy or J. Turner more ROS? OBP league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  110. Nitro says:
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    Another trade offer in a 10 team HTH League:

    Correa, Judge, Cotton
    or
    Story, Stanton, Bum

    What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  111. Mookiewilson says:
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    Which side of this trade do you prefer?

    Dee Gordon and George Springer
    For
    Lance McCullers and Odor

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, it’s fair on needs

  112. Jeff says:
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    Hey Gray!

    Keirmier or Calhoun ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier

  113. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Maeda for Lynn? Also I have both Glover and Kelly would you hold both for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not yet

  114. waffles says:
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    need K’s and K’s only; who do you like out of Skaggs (TOR), Triggs (SEA), McCarthy (@SEA), Lance Lynn (@MIL), Shields (CLE), J Montgomery (@PIT)? thanks fam

  115. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Is Cargo from Colorado going to be in the starting lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        Would you start any of these pitchers tonight
        Cobb at home vs HOU
        Roark @ Mets
        Verlander @ Twins

        I figure Verlander is a given tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All of them in some leagues

  116. Scott says:
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    5×5, dynasty league

    Who should I deal Elvis Andrus for?

    A: Pomeranz and a top 100 prospect TBNL
    B: Velasquez
    C: Keep Andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  117. primetime says:
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    Drop Margot or Pederson?

    Need to drop for Bradley JR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  118. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper trade:

    Manaea or Kepler?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        1 more for you in my full keeper:

        Gausman/Buxton or Cueto/Wong.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cueto, not close

  119. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Not loving Hendricks after we had such a beautiful relationship all last season. Flip Hendricks/Haniger/Maurer for Cueto/Ramos? 12T H2H, Haniger is in 1 of 2 UTIL spots with Avisail. Shaw would take his place in UTIL.

    SP: Darvish, Hendricks, McCullers, Nola, Walker, Velasquez, Ross, Graveman (DL)
    RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Diaz, Maurer

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. lwomack58 says:
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    Keimaier or Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  121. joeg414 says:
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    Stream Ariel Miranda @ Oak vs Manaea on Sat?
    13 Team mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON, prolly Manaea

  122. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points with 1 point for all categories.

    d’Arnaud or Vogt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  123. Chicken Shack says:
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    Coach, would you consider Pillar an upgrade over Granderson or Span?

    Trying to cover for the Desmond injury and those guys are killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

      • UL's Toothpick says:
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        @Grey:

        He gets this weekend in CO – make or break time !!!

  124. Five-On-One says:
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    Just picked Pillar up off the scrap heap (SAGNOF). Now, trying to trade Gardner to the Yankee fan in the league. Which of the following guys would you NOT take in exchange for Brett Gardner? Marcus Stroman, Carlos Gonzalez, Aaron Sanchez, Margot. Or should I hold in case Gardner ends up stealing 40 bases and scoring 90 runs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, boss.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Really appreciate all the fantasy help you give everyone throughout the year and love the humorous manner you do it in.
    12 team H2H catagories trade:
    I give: W. Myers, Bautista, G. Holland
    I get: K. Bryant, Stroman

    should I do it? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Bryant

  126. Vas says:
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    bautista was dropped in my league. Is he worth the add? I’d have to drop Souza and Brach in order to clear enough salary to pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  127. Packers says:
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    Grey, so with Devinski are you saying just put him in your starting lineup and let him ride.
    2. Basically is he taking a SP out of the normal 7 I start?
    3. He is like Miller or Betances. I’ve never rostered a pitcher like that but I can see how it would help ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 Yes 3. Yes

  128. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Yo dawg – Happy Friday.
    What do you think the value of Aaron Judge is in a redraft?
    I’m rostering him now, and only really want to deal him for something as sexy as Jose Tabata’s momwife. I’m in need of MI help (rostering D. Travis) and have been getting offers for nonsexy men like Brad Miller and Brandon Crawford.
    My current thought is Judge = Peraza tier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Peraza, I don’t think he has any real value in shallower leagues with smart owners, maybe like a Neris or Feliz…Guys that get crazy about prospects might give you Peraza or something with more value — lots of unknown with Judge, he could waiver wire guy in two weeks if he goes 1-for-45

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Ah-ha. This is a 12-team, with big rosters. Start 5 OFs, 2 MIs. Did the Brewers make Netali a second baseman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Brewers should’ve done that when they still had Scooter to show how much they hate Scooter

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Oh, Scooter! A working-class Whit Merifield.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s something to be

  129. Mike says:
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    Moustakas/Calhoun for Franco/Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  130. Swfcdan says:
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    Miley or Nelson for a backender?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miley

  131. Russell says:
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    Benintendi or Bautista ros?
    12 team H2h catagories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi was ranked above Bautista in the preseason and that hasn’t changed

  132. Jon Strayer says:
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    How deep does a keeper league need to be to make Byron Buxton rosterable? Top 50 kept? 60? 70? 100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 200 maybe

  133. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    Drop Vince Velasquez for Brandon McCarthy? Wade Miley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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        @Grey: Would you drop Taijuan Walker for either of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  134. Swfcdan says:
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    Lost faith in K-Brox yet? Him or Drury in a dynasty, could use more position flex.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: You’ve lost faith so would you make the trade? Deep dynasty yo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve lost faith in Broxton short term, long term I like him more

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Ok still doesnt really answer the question of Brox or Drury though.

            • The Harrow says:
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              @Swfcdan: did kimmel take over your account, how does this not sound like an answer:
              “I’ve lost faith in Broxton short term, long term I like him more”

              since you are talking about 2 total players what’s the issue here? did you, like kimmel could and only kimmel could, think the “him” in that sentence somehow refers to drury?

  135. Jim says:
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    Need some advice. Who are my most expendable bench players? I know I have 2 prospects not even in the bigs stashed at the moment, want to keep one at least (Bellinger probably, esp. if he moves to OF). League is 14 teams 6×6 (R, HR, RBI, OPS, K, St….HR, QS, SV, K/9, ERA, WHIP)

    Offense: C-D’Arnaud, 1B-carlos Santana, 2B- Odor, 3B- Frazier, SS- Correa, LF- Duvall, CF- Bradley, RF- Tomas, UTIL- Bregman Bench: Kepler, Beltran, Napoli, Ender, Bellinger, Meadows, Zimmerman, DL- Ramos

    Pitchers- Scherzer, Darvish, McCullers, Paxton, Maeda, Manea

    What’s the order of which you would drop my bench offensive players? I’m thinking Ender first, Napoli second, Meadows third. Looking to possibly pick up some middle relievers to boost ratio stats or SP as insurance.

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      Forgot to mention 7 minimum starts per week required (hence the early pitching) @Jim:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran, Napoli, Meadows

      • Jim says:
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        Thanks homie, @Grey:

  136. Jeff says:
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    Arenado and Abreu for Goldy and Bregman, which side do you like?

    And is the talk of Chase Field getting a humidor worrying you at all about Diamondback homers?

  137. Nola for Ian Desmond?

    Currently
    OF: MartE/Polanco/Blackmon/Hanley Ramirez/Calhoun
    Pitchers: Carrasco/Salazar/Taillon/Nola/Valasquez/Severino/Rodon/Richards/Urias

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  138. Jon Strayer says:
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    How do you rank Gyorko, Shaw, Headley ROS in obp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw, Jedd

  139. Gobiggreen says:
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    Capps/joey batts for lorenzo cain/addi reed? Selling reeds side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  140. UL's Toothpick says:
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    Last question Coach, 12 team Roto, lost Semien & replaced with Panik. Should I be interested in Didi? He is on waivers & could stash him vs a streamer spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah re: Didi….there’s a new post

  141. Grey

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

  142. lwomack58 says:
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    I have both Glover and Kelly-hold them both for a week or so. I have other closers as well

  143. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Trea Turner is activated from the DL need to drop someone. Choices are: Motter or Jorge Polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

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