Today we have a very special Game of Thrones edition with your host, Ball-less Greyjoy.  Or, I guess since it’s a Buy, as in pick up off waivers, it’s a Game of Thrones addition. To prep for the Game of Thrones finale, I pushed a kid out a window.  As I get into bed with Cougs, I yell, “The one-eyed raven is here and winter is coming!”  This show better not end as a Bob Newhart dream or in a snow globe of an autistic boy.  As Daenerys would say, “I just flew to King’s Landing and boy are my armies tired.”  I wonder if Daenerys used to be Daenery but added the S on the end like Kendrys.  Speaking of which, Kendrys Targaryen has no position flexibility, and is just rigid, due to the 75 years he’s been guarding a freakin’ wall.  Why does he guard the wall?  Because of the dreaded White Walkers.  The Night King, head White Walker, is Christian Walker.  Since Kendrys Targaryen unleashed his dragon and it ate a Lamb (then burped fire), Christian Walker could see more time on the other side of the dugout wall.  He’s shown good pop (who doesn’t sleep with mom who is his sister) and I’m adding him in all leagues.  He hit 30+ homers in Triple-A, during his last full season there.  Hopefully, George RR Martin doesn’t stop doing his bend the knee burpees at a Westeros Fitness and kill him off.  Spoiler Alert!  Game of Thrones ends with Fonzie jumping over a dragon.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Willians Astudillo – Last week I told you to buy Astudillo, and that I would tell you to buy him every week until he is over 50% owned in ESPN.  This week I’m saying…Well, I just said it, no?

Ryon Healy – On our Player Rater, Healy is a top 5 1st baseman (as of this writing, which was yesterday).  That is sure to last like you exercising, unless that exercising is “running from responsibility.”

Ryan McMahon – In the preseason, I was pretty out on the McMahon/Hampson platoon, but, with Murphy’s injury, they’re both more appealing to me.  Like when Cougs tried to make vegetables more appealing to me by calling broccoli “elf trees.”

Ronald Guzman – Don’t know if this is gonna happen, but I’m going for a 10 out of 10 on bold predictions, and Guzman’s my first.

Hanley Ramirez – So under-reported how Hanley was supposedly a drug kingpin last year, and then that story was just dropped like he was from the Sawx.  As if that story wasn’t planted by Sawx just so they could release him.  Or Han-Ram is the first guy to go from a bootleg episode of Narcos to the majors, though I might report Eduardo Escobar to Colombian authorities if he doesn’t start hitting.

Greg Bird – Similar shituation to McMahon/Hampson, I was out on Bird in the preseason because of the worry on playing time, but with the Yankees doing a live reenactment of MASH, Bird’s in.  I guess that makes him a Hawkeye.

Rowdy Tellez – Dude, the cojones on the parents naming their kid, Rowdy, after they already had a badass last name.  Somewhere, John Smith is like, “You couldn’t drop a Rowdy on my stupid ass?”  Over the course of the season, Rowdy could have 25/5/.260.  At least, that’s what his stats Tellez.

Jeff McNeil – This guy and Alonso have me suddenly yelling LGM like I’m on Mars and too rushed to scream, “Little green men!”

Brandon Lowe – Whereas I love McNeil, I’m more meh on Lowe than maybe I should be, because the Rays love them some platoons and I don’t trust Lowe vs. lefties (or to even face them — them being lefties, not Little Green Men — LGM!).

Wilmer Difo – Lil Jon’s fantasy team, “Turner’d Down For What?!” took a big hit, but Lil Jon knows that Difo has speed and is replacing Trea for time being.

Tyler WadeYankees went from not having room for LeMahieu, Gleyber and Migs Andujar to having room for Wade.  *insert GIF of Michael Scott grimace face*

Jung Ho Kang – If you’re like me and have a breathalyzer, ignition lock on your mouse for late-night waiver pickups, it may seem antithetical to blow a .08 and pick up Kang, but he’s decent for some pop.  Assuming that pop has rum in it.

Jorge Soler – Last year he was on his way to a breakout season, until he randomly hurt himself, so he should be owned in all leagues if you need him, i.e., stick Soler where the sun don’t shine on your team.

Dwight Smith Jr. – He’s a Quad-A player, but everyone on the Orioles is Quad-A players, so *raspberries lips* Dwight has 12/12/.250 potential, which makes him an AL-Only grab.

Clint Frazier – See what I said 3 inches above for Wade.  Or five inches above if a girl is reading.  Rawr.

Socrates Brito – My autocorrect keeps wanting me to write Socrates Burrito, which brings me to…HELLO SHARKS, my idea is Chipotle, but the burritos are served in mini togas!

Matt Shoemaker – The Cobbler was a guy who I inadvertently liked this preseason, by which I mean I had him ranked way higher than anyone else, because I figured if he was healthy (which he is/was), then he could have a sneaky valuable year.

Freddy Peralta – Just gave you my Freddy Peralta fantasy, and I could’ve listed Matthew Boyd here and I just did, so snaps I’m your daddy.

Matt Moore – The Streamonator loves Moore on Saturday, like it loves to listen to Mr. Roboto at 16 rpm so it sounds depressing and stretched to 200% of its original length.

Ivan Nova – His next start is another Streamonator call, like the call it makes to its local morning radio show to chat.  Streamonator is so sad!

A.J. Minter – Just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and have a nice scroll.

Greg Holland – So annoyed that I didn’t draft this guy and Derek Holland for the Double Dutch fantasy team name.  Millze gillzot sillzomebillzody plillzays dillzouble dillzzutch!

Anthony Swarzak – Appears to be the M’s closer while Strickland is out, and Strickland might not regain the job when he returns.  That depends on what Swarzak does.  Or, honestly, it might not depend on that, if Major League bullpens have taught us anything, we know nothing.

SELL

Chris Sale – Recently, Chris Sale went to a carnival with his niece, Chrissie Sale.  Chrissie asked Unkie Chris to win her a Pikachu plushie on the radar gun game.  All Chris had to do for Chrissie and that plushie was throw 90 MPH.  No sweat, right?  After two 100-pitch games of failing to get that plushie, Chrissie gave it a try and won the plushie on the first try.  Chrissie takes after a pre-2019 Chris, apparently.  Sale had a lackluster velocity last April, so I’m not sure he’s donezo, but rather than chancing it, I could see trading him away.  Just went to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer (this tool is free — hehe, I said tool) to see what kind of Sale trade I could make, and I came up with Greyberto Mondesi and Eugenio Suarez.  Can you pull that off?  Don’t know, but you can try that and all kinds of other trades!  That’s not to say I would trade Chris Sale for a half-eaten burrito from this new trendy fast-casual restaurant, Socrates Burrito.

  1. Wally Pipp says:
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    eloy will get another shot here, seattle playing a terrible game on defense. lets see what happens…..

    p.s. domingo or eloy ROS?

    signed- your #1 fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingod!

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        get rudy on da phone!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *disguising voice* This is Rudy and I like Domingo.

  2. peacecoast says:
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    yusei getting rocked

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      a little, but its terrible defense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They should’ve made this is scheduled 1-inning game

  3. Steve says:
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    Drop one (14T OBP, SLG):

    Kang, Guzman, Brinson, Yandy

    These guys are starters due to being snakebitten early on.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t loved what I’ve seen with Brinson, but all are coin flips

  4. kelly leak says:
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    Domingod!
    Got him cheap in both of my leagues.
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Would you try and flip Yu Darvish for Domingo(d) if another team in a league is a huge Cubbies fan, or is that not enough to offer up (or too much)?

        • frankgrimes says:
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          First day here?

          • Cram It says:
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            If only.

          • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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            Agree with Cram.

            • Cram It says:
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              Haha

        • Cram It says:
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          Go for it. He’ll tell you if it’s too little.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t own Darvish, so yeah

      • Btdrnks says:
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        What’s wrong with Alex Reyes!? He’s getting bombed again! Drop him yet??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop him

  5. Jack says:
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    Double Dutch fantasy lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  6. frankgrimes says:
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    F Game of Thrones… episodes 3&4 of Gomorra about to drop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I might want until whole season drops to watch

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I’m going to make it rain blood and I don’t want you to get wet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Appreciate it!

        • peacecoast says:
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          Rained blood on her? Barely now her!

        • negatto says:
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          Have to say this is an incredible show and started watching after the recommendation last week.

          Still in Season 1, but staying up an hour later just to watch one more.

          I’m think you 2 could add a section to this Friday post of the things you are currently watching as all the recommendations I’ve seen have been great.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Have you seen The Last Kingdom ?

  7. Kevin says:
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    1B help

    Bell
    Bird
    Hanley
    Tellez
    Guzman

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Was about to ask you the same question. $3 (out of $100) too much faab to bid on Bird for UTL in a 12 teamer? Was between that or just putting $1 on Bird, Tellez, Hanley, Guzman (in that order) and seeing what falls to me . . .

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          (plus walker in that list too, after tellez)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t seem too much

  8. Wally Pipp says:
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    “breathalyzer ignition lock on your mouse for late-night waiver pickups”

    you just come up with this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saw it on Shark Tank

  9. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Puig for Moncada (shallow 2B). Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  10. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Ketel Marte or McNeil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things but McNeil

  11. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Brother Grey! I’m in need of some sage advice. When we scheduled my top dollar league, I had no idea that I’d have to be on a plane. Long story short, I was able to safely draft Trout, Baez, Freeman…and then my internet crashed out and the rest of my team auto-drafted (my other leagues have solid rosters…but the buy ins a nominal).

    H2H Points League, insane bonuses for extra bases/HR’s and K’s/W’s.

    C – Willians Astudillo (I just dropped Mike Zunino for him, smooth move or did I overreact?)
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Whit Merrifield
    3B – Baez
    SS – Cory Seager
    MI – Semien
    CI – Ian Desmond
    OF – Trout, Eddie Rosario, Pham, Dahl, Dee Gordon
    Bench: Odor
    IL: Upton (would replace Dee Gordon upon activiation)

    SP: Carrasco, Darvish, Castillo, Chris Archer, Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, Freddy P (Amen for Razzball!), Rodon (Bench for today), Jon Gray (bench for today), Skaggs (only rostered for tomorrow’s matchup per SON)
    RP: Andre Miller, Archie Bradley, Blake Parker

    Question: Who are the weakest links on offense that I can drop? I’d like to add Christian Walker and Soler on offense, but am not sure exactly who’s expendable vs. who I’d regret losing later in the year.

    Which SP’s can I just toss to the waiver? I need to stream my ass off as this pitching staff isn’t going to win any ships, and I’ve got a pretty good idea of who I can make some trades with while some SP’s are off to slow starts.

    Thanks as alwasy my dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine with Astudillo… your hitting looks fine, maybe heavy on speed and light on power but not bad… your pitching is a little scary risky… I don’t trust your last 3 SPs

      • Wheelchairman says:
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        I have keuchel and Eric Lauer on my bench would you drop one for fried or Yonny Chirnos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lauer for Fried

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • bigbear says:
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      I’d lose Ian Desmond and Odor for Walker and Soler.

  12. synyster says:
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    Astudillo over Jorge Alfaro for the forseeable future?

    Have a good wknd!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Alfaro

    • bigbear says:
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      Me too. So now you have Grey’s and bigbear’s approval. One of these things is not like the other…

  13. Weird Fishes says:
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    10-team NL only H2H … Lamb is my only bench hitter. Options:

    1. Drop for Moran or Difo?
    2. Droppable in general to stream and/or batty call as necessary?

    Thank you good sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Difo but depends on needs… 2. You can’t IL him?

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Only 1 spot for IL currently being used for Nelson … IL lamb, drop Nelson and pick up Difo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s Lamb’s timetable

          • Weird Fishes says:
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            6 weeks, grade 2 quad strain

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, bye bye Lamb!

  14. Cohen says:
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    Grey, thanks for the Vogelbach batty call!!
    Damn u know your shit!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  15. SteveNZ says:
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    You starting Moore on any teams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trying to make me look like a do as I say not as I do? I’m not yet but don’t need him

  16. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Ha! I’m kinda in the same boat – I may not need him. Haven’t picked him up yet either. Depends on my opponent really. I’m way ahead in ratios and Ks and up 6-2 in QS but I have no more starters going this week and there’s only crap left on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I needed him, I’d use him

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Yup. Looks like he’s the best of what’s left.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go!

  17. Daniel Moran says:
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    What kind of numbers would you give Walker for the season? He hit 300 for two full AAA seasons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realistic or ceiling? Realistic, maybe 20 HRs and .245 — ceiling? Maybe 30/.280

  18. bigbear says:
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    Forming pray circle for Francisco Mejia. He’s starting today and needs to put up some stats for more ABs. Either that or call in a dragon to flame some Hedges.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love to see him get those ABs

  19. JC says:
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    Grey,

    1) Hold Eduardo Escobar? He’s killing me, but I know it’s only been a few games.
    2) time to worry about Wellington Castillo playing time? Would you drop him for Willians Austudillo? (Both seem to be playing every other day)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’m holding 2. Hold

      • Crazy J says:
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        Thanks for 2! That’s the move I’m considering as well. FOMO

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Sasha, oh, uhm, wrong site, Grey,

    Thank you for shared wisdom.

    Currently have Peraza as a Ut bat, liked his R’s and SB’s projection(yours), that being said do you think the White Walker will outperform him? Sounds like pineapples to avocado’s but would like your thoughts?

    Have a great weekend,

    CentralCoastCali

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges

      • CentralCoastCali says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Andy says:
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    Which side
    German Marquez or Dahl ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges

  22. dustyfingers says:
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    Voit or Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  23. Cmoney says:
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    Kang,Walker or Yandy Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  24. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    You are really getting attached to my Burrito nickname for Scorates..
    Go Grey, but a mention of me might be nice..

    LGM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  25. Nitro says:
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    Posey or Alfaro?

    Bieber or Taillon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro — Bieber

  26. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Jorge polanco or Hampson in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

      • wwekoda2020 says:
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        Awesome traded senzel for Hampson and polanco was a FA. Thanks grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Lipson says:
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    Welington Castillo or Willans?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  28. Matty says:
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    Of the three do you prefer Healey, Guzman, or Rowdy Roddy Tellez in a Dynasty?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guzman

  29. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    that GoT writeup was freaking GOLD! as someone who’s had GoT-themed team names for the last 4 years+, I can’t believe Kendrys Targaryen never crossed my mind! Well played ,sir…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha

  30. peacecoast says:
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    Yandy goes yard. Luvu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  31. MJ says:
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    Hello,
    Someone dropped Matt Carpenter in my league. Should I drop Luke Voit to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  32. David says:
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    Good stuff, thanks! Which side, Baez/Judge or Scherzer/Bregman? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  33. Trickrey says:
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    Need to drop 1, who would you drop between Kyle gibson or Freddy Peralta?

    Rest of staff: Flaherty, Clevinger, Bieber, Lucchessi, Paddack

    12 tm, 5×5 QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  34. 183414 says:
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    Bid on Fried and hope mgr. chooses Fried over Wright ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  35. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    Braves announced Fried will stay in the rotation moving forward. Who do you like ROS, Matz or Fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d go Matz tho

      • Charles Varon says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Steve says:
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      Kyle Gibson or Max fried? Piggy backing on fried news.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fried

  36. Smell The Glove says:
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    Would you drop either Pineda or Boyd to take a shot on Fried in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Pineda

  37. Jack says:
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    Picking up Walker to replace Voit or Alonso? Or stick with the Voit/Alonso combo

    • Jj says:
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      I would definitely hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  38. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Alfaro or Astudillo ROS in 6×6 H2H (R, HR, RBI, BB, STL, AVG)? How close is it?

    Thanks!

    • The Situation says:
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      See you’ve already answered this- Alfaro it is!

      How about Christian Walker or Ryon Healy for ROS in 6×6 H2H (R, HR, RBI, BB, STL, AVG)? How close?

      Thanks Grey!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Alfaro

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Al Faro

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Italian vegan

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  39. J-FOH says:
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    Hey it’s Flukazy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey Culligan Man!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Hey Culligan Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flukazy!

  40. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    Profar or Castro ROS ops 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  41. Wally Pipp says:
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    eloy is so bad holy shit. they need to send him down. forget the results he isnt even close to making solid contact, he cant see the pitches- he never walks, swings at pitches out of the zone a ton and makes shit contact every at bat or strikes out

    ELOY IS A BUST FOR 2019!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  42. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 (standard + OPS).
    Give: Hoskins, Iglesias, Barnes
    Get: Eloy, Edwin Diaz
    **I still believe in Eloy. My lineup is stacked, so I have time to wait until he turns it around. Would replace Hoskins at 1b with Voit/Alonso/Braun. OF after trade would be JustDong, Soto, Puig, and Eloy/Braun/Buxton, plus I would pick up Franmil with the open slot. Punting wins and Ks, and i have more closers than RP slots, so I see Diaz as a huge upgrade there. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I believe in him too, but Hoskins

  43. Bailey says:
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    Was checking the rankings
    Saw you had e. Escobar ranked ahead of Chapman
    Do you still have faith in him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, hopefully he turns it around after the 1st week of the season

      • Crazy J says:
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        Haha! Has it really been THAT long?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so

  44. Andre says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Who do you like for the long this season and the long term in a 10tm H2H categories league…..that uses OBP

    Luke Voight or C. Walker? Thanks!

    • Andre says:
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      That should read:

      “For this season and the long term”.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

      • Andre says:
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        Thanks!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. Mark says:
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    GCole or Mondesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

      • Mark says:
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        Whew… the guy accepted so fast I started to second guess myself. I needed to replace my Treat… (funny – I’m in a grocery store and just as I typed it some guy asked his kid if he wanted a treat…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  46. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    NL 5×5 Roto, Pillar or Kemp ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  47. crimedog says:
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    Yandy Diaz or Greg stork? How close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stork?

      • crimedog says:
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        Bird!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flap flap!

          • crimedog says:
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            Ha! So who you like, Diaz or the stork?

            That podcast with you Ralph and that guy from rotowire has me thinking Diaz possibly I wasn’t really aware he could possibly be breaking out if he just lifts his balls (heh) a little more. Early results are good.

            • crimedog says:
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              Just to clarify. That’s yandy Diaz or Greg bird.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d go Bird, but coin flip

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like Diaz tho, but that Yanks lineup and park and Bird for now, I think, pretty close tho

  48. Gotime says:
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    Timmy A!! That’s all I got for now enjoy the weekend Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  49. The Harrow says:
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    are we actually being advised to drop shuck a duck in 30 team leagues (a starter) for so-crates brito? technically a bench guy right now (behind mckinney)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brito’s better than Shuck fantasy-wise, but needs ABs

    • The Harrow says:
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      until hicks is back i’m starting pence and shuck a duck . yet i have to bench one of drury,/bock choi per day.

      • The Harrow says:
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        OR altherr. the guy that got MOST hurt by PHI deciding it wants to buy every FA possible.

        • The Harrow says:
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          i also, signed fisher to a 2 year fairly cheap deal. that sense made seemed true.

  50. Alex says:
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    Genius most handsome FML…

    14-team H2H weekly CBS league with MI/CI and 4 OF plus DH
    6 x 6, the 6th cat being OPS.

    Someone offering Trout and Tellez for my Arenado and Laureano.

    Devers would go into my 3B slot, and Tellez (or Josh Bell) would go into my CI slot.
    Eaton, Inciarte, Rosairo, Choo, Calhoun are my other OF.
    I’m hesitating mostly because I like having the strong 3B and decent CI, and have several ‘decent-ish’ OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  51. Long Bawls says:
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    Suing Margevicius for stealing my trademarked Simpsons cosplay name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  52. OaktownSteve says:
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    You got some crazy love for terrible Steven Matz.

    I think Fried is going to stay in the rotation and I think there’s a good shot Wright sticks. I think Newcomb is the one on the hot seat. He needs to show he can throw strikes. I could see him taking a drubbing and getting a long relief job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Fried, but he’s had some…interesting command at times

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Think there’s a chance Keon Broxton jumps in front of Lagares?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I hope not, but maybe, he needs to do something

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lagares has good D (that’s what she said)

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            So does Keon. And he’s a better fantasy option at least for potential

  53. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Took my 5-year-old to the Indians game versus the Blue Jays last night, and we were sitting in the right field seats. My son, who is just learning to read, looked out on right field in the bottom of the 1st, chuckled, and said, “haha, his name’s burrito.” Proud father moment.

    Anyhoo: would you drop Danny Jansen for A-Stud? I know all the preseason predictions like Jansen more, but I just hate him, and I just love the idea of A-Stud in my catcher slot. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! Smart kid!

      You can try Astudillo

  54. Anodyne says:
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    Would you drop Tim Beckham, Daniel Palka, Cedric Mullins or Yonder Alonso for Rowdy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

      • Anodyne says:
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        Thanks! I tend to agree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Just bought low on Odor. How ya like the smell of that??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *takes deep breath* Lavender!

  56. Green monstah says:
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    Grey!! Looked forward to every Friday last year for your buy sell, glad it’s back!

    H2h points weekly lock league. Looking to make some add / drops that’ll be beneficial for depth or maybe more for week 2 & beyond.

    1.) hold or drop Ian happ, Jurickson Profar, Nick Senzel, Jesse winker. To add any of these available bats: kolten Wong, Ben zobrist (2b/OF), Ryon Healy, Jeff McNeil, Nick Ahmed, Ryan McMahon, Christian walker, Hanley Ramirez, dansby swanson , Dwight Smith jr, Alex Gordon.

    ** FYI my starter bats:
    C Realmuto
    1b Goldschmidt
    2b Travis Shaw (also eligible at 3b)
    3b devers
    SS Profar (eligibility at SS,1b,3b)
    IF Pete Alonso

    OF we start 4: Bryce Harper, benintendi, conforto, dee Gordon (2b/OF)

    DH Khris Davis

    Utility: mccutchen
    Utility: Max muncy (3b/1b)

    Bench: tatis jr, Ian happ, Jose abreu, Ozzie albies, Austin meadows , joc pederson, Nick senzel, Jesse winker

    2.) next keep or dump Jon gray & sonny gray?
    Available SP’s: Matt Shoemaker, Marcus stroman, Trevor Williams, Julio Urias, Aaron Sanchez, Jordan Zimmermann, brad Keller, sandy alcantara, Matt Boyd

    ** the SPs I own are : syndergaard, Strasberg, price, evoaldi, Yu Darvish, Jon gray.
    – sonny gray & Carlos Martinez on bench

    * FYI I have stripling & peacock starting in my RP slots since they have RP/SP eligibility.

    Thanks grey have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Drop Happ, Senzel — Wong, Walker

      2. Lose the Grays — Shoemaker, Boyd

      You too!

  57. Perfect Game says:
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    Grey,

    Glasnow…I’m sorry I doubted you. Sure, today it’s the Giants, but previous start was against the Astros…and he’s not walking everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him!

  58. Robert says:
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    Y. Chirinos or Burnes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnes

  59. Robert says:
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    Got it

  60. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Last one… How about Hampson or Brandon Lowe ROS in a H2H w/BBs??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  61. Cram It says:
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    Fantrax is annoying in that I can’t add a guy whose team isn’t playing today for a guy whose game is already in progress today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did that earlier this week… I added a guy, he was already 0-for-2 (ha!) then dropped him for someone else

      • Cram It says:
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        But that someone else was either playing or done playing right? Seems a team that is off is considered ‘yet to play’ for the day. Like you couldn’t add a Met right now for a guy that is playing already today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and then I couldn’t drop him until I figured out I had to drop someone else to get the player off my team, it was a PITA

  62. crimedog says:
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    Bellinger took a lefty yard today on an inside pitch. That’s awesome to see. He struggled with both lefties and inside pitches last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I love him, he’s carrying a few of my teams

      • crimedog says:
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        Same. He’s been my favorite player since he came up. Going to see him live tomorrow. Can’t wait.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Excited to see if he can top his rookie year, which would be huge

          • crimedog says:
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            He’s going to have one of those years. Hopefully this year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope so!

              • William Hung says:
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                Homer is nice, but the cherry on top was him batting cleanup instead of 6th!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      Just the replay. Looks like he shortened his swing a bit to get around on that inside pitch, didnt have that big finish like always. I hope he keeps that adjustment, cuz damn that was mighty impressive hitting it out on an abbreviated swing!

  63. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Tyler Wade for deep AL-only leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  64. Thundershoe says:
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    Yo Grey, Happy Friday!

    Would you trade either Clevinger or Marquez for Robles, one-for-one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah — German is fair tho

  65. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – need to drop one of: Gibson, Eflin, Woodruff, M Givens, Boxberger, Caleb Smith or Shoemaker for an OF. I’m OK dropping either RP or SP (I have not listed here 2 SP 1s and 3 closers) ….just want to drop the worst of the bunch. Also drop anyone additionally for Fried?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens

  66. nick the dick says:
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    G my dude how goes it?
    Hit me off, Moore vs KC or Giolito vs Sea tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap, Nick the Dick! What the eff, my dude? Moore

      • nick the dick says:
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        It’s been a long time, I shouldn’ta left you…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why did you?

          • nick the dick says:
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            Just been way out of the loop in the offseason while I was doing all this shit for this firefighter gig. Still steady crabbin’, hopped in all the good RCLs and whatnot so eff it, don’t call it a comeback

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My man keepin’ it real on the DL–Excuse me, IL

              • nick the dick says:
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                IL, gotta watch people’s feelings!!!…I’ll tell ya, you’ve never seen a fireman stache so goddamn glorious. Powers me to save life and property

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is that safe with embers about?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    Flame retardant wax bro!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You obviously have been in training

  67. WillieMaysHays says:
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    Please rank OBP Dynasty league

    F. Reyes (SD)
    R. Laureano (Oak)
    A. Meadows(TB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows, Laureano

  68. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Max Fried is available. Would you drop Pivetta to get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        what about Jason Heyward and pick up Fried?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Heyward for him

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Lost Fried last night. Someone picked him up before you got back to me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ok

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                what are your thought of trading Eddie Rosario for Laureano of Oakland?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    would u drop Heyward for JD Davis?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      thanks Grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  69. frankgrimes says:
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    Acuña!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn was gonna drop him today makes it tougher

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Ha doesn’t he know we expect more!

        Pivetta looks trash. ..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pivetta been trash for a year plus I don’t know what I was thinking

      • frankgrimes says:
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        think I’m moving off woodruff too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw man!

  70. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Is Ed Rod a guy to target in a trade or should we avoid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For as cheap as he is right now, I could see buying

  71. kilkennybrian says:
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    Drop porcello? HAte him to begin with and will have ample ability to stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh if you need the room I guess

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        He’s so bad. Two awful outings to start the year. I’m better off streaming going forward. Porcello is a piñata.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I hear ya

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            I’d hold all the Red Sox pitchers getting raked. Seattle and Oakland are both raking to start year, oh and it’s two games each.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  72. Ferris says:
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    Nl-only (saves are hard to come by)

    Greg Holland or Zach Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s expensive for Holland

      • Crazy says:
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        I don’t get the shade on Holland. He’s been a good closer. How is Holland going to lose his job (which seems to be the general watercooler chatter I’ve heard on him around here) given he’s been a good , sometimes great, closer? You guys know something I don’t? He sucked in St. Louis, but other than that I don’t see the writing on the wall. Is it the age?

        • Crazy J says:
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          This was supposed to be it’s own comment, sorry.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t mind, I own him, he’s not that good tho, he’s had a 3.80+ ERA or higher for the last 3 years

          • Crazy J says:
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            3.61 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in ’17 and 1.18 career WHIP. Take out those 25 innings in St. Louis, and you can start to see a glimmer. Anyhow, I guess I should move this to the bold predictions thread!

            Hope you’re having a fun weekend of fantasy baseball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks!

  73. Cable says:
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    H/H points…Astudillo….AB’s just not there right now but got my eye on him

  74. Alps says:
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    hey Grey
    can you rank these guys as to who you would want
    Musgrove
    Eflin
    Gaussman
    Woodruff
    Boyd
    Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Eflin

  75. Stumanji! says:
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    How high is Tatis’s ceiling? Tatis, Mazara, & Mejia for either Acuna or Soto? Can’t believe I’m even asking that…maybe I’m blinded by the hype.

    10 tm keeper with OPS. For context, Tatis, Acuna/Soto would be the only guys worth keeping from this bunch– unless Mejia EXPLODES this season (not likely).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis is Machado in two years… maybe sooner… I’d take Acuna or Soto now

  76. Perfect Game says:
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    Katel Marte or Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  77. bigbear says:
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    Travis Shaw. 2 RBI… Come on man! I’m side-eyeing Wong and a White Walker…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  78. Ya whey says:
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    Bauers or Hampson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  79. Kevin White says:
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    Good gawd…some Margarita came out my nose reading about the one eyed raven…etc. write a book man,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  80. Primetime says:
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    Need to know. Matz get shelled tomorrow vs Nata. Drop for

    Fried or Shoemaker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried

  81. peacecoast says:
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    Drunk at a hotel bar in Baltimore son. Have you seen Wolter’s stashe? Looks like yours but not as sexy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re drunk talking sweet!

  82. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    So has Yandy Diaz doubled his career HR count now with that latest dong? If he is actually starting to put those biceps to good use, that could be really interesting….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  83. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey my man! Profar is killing me. Someone made me an offer for Eduardo Escobar for him. Do you like Profar or Escobar ROS? Also – Hampson is available on the wire…do you like Hampson over either of those guys? Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  84. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you drop A.Miller for D.Castillo? I already have Alvarado. Seems like those 2 have been splitting the save chances so far and Miller hasnt really gotten a sniff of an opportunity. I know that its early in the season but Miller hasnt looked good at all.

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      Im getting screwed by the whole Cardinals team right now with Yadi and Ozuna both sucking as well. ugh

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Miller looks terrible. Not sure of his velocity but he isn’t fooling anyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Charlie Harper says:
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    I have a great fill in at ss if I trade bogarerts. So what’s a fair return .Trea maybe Lindor or would I need to add a Schoop to that deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trea then Lindor… Worried about Lindor

  86. zach jany says:
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    Astudillo or alfaro ros?

    • zach jany says:
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      Nevermind u answered already

  87. Brian says:
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    which 3 do you want Skaggs, cobbler, Marco Gonzalez, Thornton, Fried, burnes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marco, Fried, Cobbler

  88. Mike says:
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    Pretty sure you’ve had Sale as a sell since he got good lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  89. Blue Devil says:
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    Who would you drop off my team so I can pick up a two-start pitcher to stream? I only have 7 starts this week while my opponent has 11 starts.

    SP – Berrios, Clevinger, Taillon, Castillo, T. Williams, Peacock, Bauer, Shoemaker
    RP – Barnes, E. Diaz, Treinen

    Players:
    C – Ramos
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Moncada
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Machado
    OF – Yelich, Peralta, Robles, Piscotty, Pederson
    UTIL – K. Davis
    2B/SS – Semien
    1B/3B – Mancini
    BENCH – K. Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be nice to know # of teams — Joc

  90. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    $16 JDM for a $9 Trea Turner? Keep forever 12 teamer. Trying to repeat this year….but feels like the short term hit is worth it if I can get Turner forever….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  91. prestige says:
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    Can you rank:

    J Dyson, Leury Garcia, Clint Frazier and Alford?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Jarrod

  92. prestige says:
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    Drop C Kelly from Vasquez, Avila, Hundley or Sucre? 2 catcher league and he’s my 2nd.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  93. hikerboy says:
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    Who do you like as an Andujar replacement?
    (Can be a 2B,SS, or 3B)

    K. Marte
    Y. Diaz
    Franco
    Swanson
    Kike
    Beckham
    J. Polanco
    Astudillo
    Wong

    • Captain Obvious says:
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      Franco is more like Andujar. Know one knows shit about your team cause you provide nothing. So whatever, maybe just decide for yourself?

      • hikerboy says:
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        What do you wanna know dickhead?

        12 team H2H Keeper. Maybe just crawl in a hole and bury yourself?

        • Captain Obvious says:
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          No one else likes you. Do your own team chump.

          • hikerboy says:
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            I have you on my radar. Shut your blinds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  94. DonnieB says:
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    Happy Saturday GREY…Working on a FAAB for Margevicius. Would you drop Ian Kennedy or Luke Weaver for him? Weaver had hot Dodgers and now the Red Sox so hard to judge him. Looked good in the spring. Who knows about Kennedy as a closer. Is Marge Viscious worth a drop of either and which one? Thank you for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try over Weaver, pretty meh on all three

  95. Play Ball says:
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    Grey, I saw this assessment of Glasnow. Thoughts?

    I didn’t believe his fastball command would be good enough this year to warrant the strikeout upside. And here’s the thing…I’m still out. The Giants are bad against strong heaters (y’all remember Velasquez last year, right? This team isn’t much different) and he wasn’t placing them up like he wanted to. Meanwhile, only a handful of secondary pitches found their way under the zone, making all the tunneling and pitch mix out of whack. He found a lot of the plate tonight and wasn’t incredibly wild (at least in-and-out, but wasn’t locked in north-and-south, so many pitches sat middle-middle), but this isn’t a man polished with his stuff.

    • Captain Obvious says:
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      Pipp?

      • Captain Obvious says:
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        Iit’s just pipp

        • Captain Obvious says:
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          I sleeper post in your mom. I would pass because they say she has a hallway and she doesn’t know what a head us. I’m confused too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wrote sleeper post on him

  96. The Great Knoche says:
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    You know it’s a rough first week to the season when your main offense in NFBC is Mancini and Kiermaier….woof.

    The good thing is there’s 25 more weeks of baseball left. Overreaction Monday part 2 coming in about 36 hours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can I drop Eduardo Escobar Part II…

  97. fausto says:
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    -ramon laureano or gregory polanco? (mostly looking for sb)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  98. bobbo says:
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    Would you rank these guys for waiver priority?
    Matthew Boyd
    Max Fried
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Lucas Giolito
    Rick Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Fried, BOyd

  99. Hello Rockview says:
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    I’m in a 10 team head to head keeper league where we keep 10

    I’m a little low on speed . WOuld you trade
    A) Kikuchi and a closer for villar
    B) kikuchi, a closer, and a round 13 draft pick for Merrifield

    C realmuto
    1B abreu
    2B Shaw
    3b rendon
    Ss bregman
    OF jd
    Of Soto
    Of Domingo
    Util bogaerts, piscotty
    Bench Voit, a. Rosario, cano
    IL Hicks
    Sp sale, Nola, Bauer, Clevinger, paddack, kikuchi, Strahm, mchugh, maeda
    Rp hand, Doolittle, Yates, Parker, Swarzak
    iL Jeffress

    Thanks

  100. The Great Knoche says:
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    Paddack on a strict pitch limit of 90 methinks. Also they need to just let him do his thing and not nibble. Pitch to contact here and there. Dude walked half as many guys today as he did ALL of last year in the minors.

    Also isn’t baseball great. Cubs and Red Sox have some three games combined and Shane Greene already has 6 saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, agreed on Greene… Paddack getting squeezed or just off? I didn’t see it

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        He was having trouble locating the changeup and the cards were picking it up well and not swinging at it. Fastball was fine, but he was nibbling.

        Only two times in his career in the minors did he even walk more than 1 batter in a game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wacha walked a bunch so I’m going with squeezed! Kidding, good to know, thanks!

  101. bobbo says:
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    12 team h2h that also counts holds. Worth holding onto josh James for his peripherals and potential starter or drop him for Boyd or Fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried

  102. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Greg Allen leading off, drop Hampson for him or hold? Lookin for a little speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly hold for another day

    • Moneyball says:
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      It’s just a day off for Leonys Martin. But he sucks so keep an eye on or find room for Allen. But I wouldn’t drop Hampson.

    • Moneyball says:
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      Double, run scored in 1st at-bat. He ‘could’ be Mallex 2.0.

      Monocle the Cle OF situation.

  103. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Man, Phillies BP is a dumpster fire. Dominguez is killing me.

    Already had to cut Rosenthal in my NL-Only H2H. Luckily someone dropped Newcomb. Don’t see anyone to replace him with other than Neshak or a SP like Toussaint or Soroka that might have value later on. Guess I’ll hold since he still has nasty stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have to hold for now

  104. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Waiver grab for UTL gamble: Jay Bruce, C. Walker, or Yandy Diaz?

    Standard 12 team weekly roto. Thanks!

    Bruce looking like the 2017 36 homer edition…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Bruce

  105. Bregxhit says:
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    @ Grey, 11 team 5×5 roto

    I know you said to try and hold Ed-Rod for another start, but Matz and McHugh are available. Make a swap?

    • Bregxhit says:
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      I also own Freddy P, Woodruff and Domingo German (for spot start @ BAL tomorrow) if you recommend any additional moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

      • Captain Obvious says:
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        Your buddy oaktowne is trying to run me off matz. What’s good sucka?

  106. William Hung says:
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    Chasing saves like a felon – Swarzak, Romo, or Parker or roll the dice cause they are all the same

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roll dice, prolly go Parker

      • William Hung says:
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        In other news, my H2H team for W1 has 50+ runs, 18 HRs, and 50+ RBIs… it has also struck out 78 times – which is surprising in the fact that Betts & Benintendi have struck out 8 and 9 times respectively

        More shocking is how I am losing steals – only have combined for 4, and I got one today cause I played Buxton over Alonso, so I lost out on a HR.

        With a team of Mondesi, Betts, Benintendi, and Story, as well as, Bellinger and Dahl playing everyday, my expectations were definitely to do better than 4 through a week+. But other than that, this team has been flying high across hitting and pitching – rocking out to a sub 2 ERA and sub 1 WHIP. Road to 4 in a row is starting off solid… just hope those saves and steals start pouring in and Lindor is actually healthy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The steals will come around

          • William Hung says:
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            Just picked up Swarzak today – in terms of SV opps I have Kennedy, Brasier/Barnes, Alvarado, Holland, and Swarzak – gotta keep this streak alive of not losing SVs in H2H

            I am down 1, just gotta at least tie for the sake of pride. On the steals front, things are less optimistic as Jose Ramirez stole 2 bags yesterday so I’m down 2. I suspect my opponent will get 1 or 2 more today, so I need 4 from Mondesi, Betts, Benintendi, Story and Buxton (who has steals in B2B games) – let the non-injury prayer hexagon commence! I want that 13-1 H2H win (def losing Ks with batters)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That is a motley crew of SAGNOF right there

              • William Hung says:
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                Alvarado and Brasier come through – I almost dropped Brasier for Swarzak, but instead dumped SerAnthony Hopkins Dominguez instead. For one day it worked out.

  107. Crazy J says:
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    Palka!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s alive!

      • Crazy J says:
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        Weekend at Daniel’s! Did someone explain to him that you can’t actually reach .000 so he may as well try to hit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s alive! Please don’t mock him, he’s very sensitive

          • Crazy J says:
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            So… what are the odds that Happ will be able to pitch at least 5 innings against Palka and company next week?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Things aren’t looking good for him, unfortunately

  108. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Anything to Just dong davis or just a shmotato day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LLAMAS

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Got it. No need to yell!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        McMahon to DL think Rodgers gets called up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No way

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I shouldn’t say no way, maybe… But doubtful

            • Captain Obvious says:
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              Na, holy shit… Hampson plays. Lol.

              • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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                That a good thing for them?

  109. Hello Rockview says:
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    Would you trade Swarzak and Kikuchi for Villar ?

    I’m a little low on speed and could plug Villar into my utility spot.
    Head to head 10 man league

    I already have Yates, hand, and Doolittle as closers

    • Captain Obvious says:
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      Why do you guys ask stupid shit? Jesus Christ do you want people to hold your hand too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Villar

  110. pinkman says:
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    Trade Acuna for Bellinger in a redraft 10tm H2H? Team needs a little more power, went a little too high upside and got a lot of MI types on my team but no 1B… Tell me Im nuts

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      It’s been like 6-7 games. Bellinger will probably cool off. Acuna will definitely heat up.

      IMO you’d be gaining 5 homers to lose 15-20 SBs.

      I’d hold. Acuna’s a 5-tool guy, Bellinger 4. I’m an Acuna owner and I wouldn’t do that deal. Acuna’s upside is very real. Don’t be the dude who wasn’t patient enough to enjoy it.

      • Pinkman says:
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        thanks lucky dog!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Acuna

  111. Wiahso says:
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    Mullins or Hampson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  112. Stephen Lyon says:
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    He hit it (Al) far-o!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Dang-it; you beat me to the terrible joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Twice!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Like Conforto finally homering out of my lineup, sonofabench!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  113. Lucky Dog says:
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    When they asked the old Italian man where Jorge’s 2nd ball went, the man replied, “Al-far-o!”

    The jokes write themselves fellas! Fellas? Hey where’d everybody go?

    Love me some Jorge.

    Bryant getting the golden sombrero with the bags chucked, notsomuch. Ticket tease!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  114. packers2018 says:
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    Grey, don’t forget to get your NFBC Cutline FAAB bids ready for this Tuesday.
    How is your team doing?
    I have 3 teams, 1st,2nd and 2nd, after 2 weeks…….
    As far as strategy for how much to bid on a player, I don’t think that question can be answered generally. After 420 players were drafted there really isn’t much to choose from. However, if you have an injured player out for awhile you’re playing with 41 vs 42. I will try to replace those types but may wait to spend on some sort of breakout guy in the last FAAB period to help me in the playoffs, plus I would be able to protect myself against future injuries. My best bets are Wong, Swarzark, C. Walker. Don’t forget there may be guys waived from impatient managers.
    What is your line of thinking for the FAAB bidding periods?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My team is not only doing awful, but I’m not sure how to read the standings… It seems to change every week, is that right?

      You seem to have a better gauge on it than I will since I’ve never played this before type of league before, but I thought I was going heavy this waiver period bc there’s still time to fix my team… By the next waiver period there may not be time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahahaha — I’m in 2nd place… I had no idea

      • Packers says:
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        You could be looking at the O/A. Remember you want to end up 1st or 2nd at the ASB in your 10 team league. That guarantees that you at least make the next “cutline”. So that means you made 2 out of the three “cutlines”. A person needs to make the final “cutline” to be in position to make money at the end of the final 3 week playoffs.
        There are 3 separate 3 week cutline/playoffs. The top 5 teams in each 10 team league advance. So half the field is eliminated. Top 2 teams from each league form one playoff and teams 3-4-5- form the other. After 3 weeks more teams get eliminated, teams that survive form another 2 separate playoffs.
        It’s all in the rules but maybe in layman terms this helps.
        Good luck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Man this is confusing… So, should I look at overall or no?

          • packers2018 says:
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            Not really important at this point. It helps you get a feel of how well your team would stack up vs the field. The main thing is to be 1st or 2nd in your individual 10 team league. 1st gets you $250.
            My 3 teams all moved into 1st place. Way early, one is in top 50 O/A.
            I mentioned this before but last year a guy who was in 20th place O/A at the beginning of the last 3 week cutline ended up winning the whole thing.
            Need hot players towards the end, but also need to qualify early. I think the key is having multi positional players, and drafting a guy like S. Green. Couple of those types are nice.

  115. lwomack58 says:
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    Been offer my Greg Holland for Posey. Would you make this trade of ask for M. Cabrera instead or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland or Miggy? What do you need?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        A first baseman with decent avg, hr and rbi’s.

        Right now I’m out of pickups but could grab B. Parker if no one gets him first.

        Currently have
        Barnes, Treinen, Hand and Holland as closers-with Y. Diaz at first but can move him over to 3rd.

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Parker

          • lwomack58 says:
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            Thank you

            Than I will counter with Holland for Miggy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not sure why

              • lwomack58 says:
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                So would you hold?

                I do need the bat.

                Based on the rankings would you shop Holland around for a player in a certain ratings range.

                You’ve been at this a lot longer than me and I trust your opinion.

                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You need a bat? Then I’d take Miggy

                  • lwomack58 says:
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                    Ok than you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  116. Vee says:
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    Hey grey- Schoop is my bench bat. Drop him for Healy or Christian walker? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  117. prestige says:
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    15 team NFBC league.. can you give me FAAB amounts recommendations for all these guys:

    C Vasquez (dropping C Kelly)
    Fried (dropping T Ross)
    T Wade (dropping Y Sanchez as bench bat)

    Currently starting Mullins and Palka in my OF and have no bench OF’s so want to add these guys: Bid suggestions for these as well:
    Jarrod Dyson
    C Frazier
    J Heyward

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C Vasquez (dropping C Kelly) — $12
      Fried (dropping T Ross) — $33
      T Wade (dropping Y Sanchez as bench bat) $6

      Jarrod Dyson — $6
      C Frazier — $6
      J Heyward — $11

  118. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey, setting lineups for next week in a H2H 6×6 weekly lock league (OBP Wins and QS)
    A) pick 2:
    Tim Anderson 6 (3 vs TB 3 @Yankees)
    Bader (4 vs Dodgers 2 @ Cin)
    Jeff McNeil (2 vs Min 4 @ Atl)
    B) not sure on pitching. Pick 2
    Maeda @ Stl
    Ed-Rod vs Bal
    Woodruff @ LAA
    C) also would you bench Iglesias (5 games) until he sorts shizz out and roll with Alvarado and Barnes as main closers?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Bader B. Maeda, Woodruff C. Yes

      • Gotime says:
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        Thanks Grey, quick follow up do you risk potential 2 start Gibson (@ Mets and vs Det) or stick with Woodruff

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gibson

  119. Ben says:
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    Grey!

    1) which two are the odd ones out, in order please? C. Walker, C. Stewart, Schoop, Semien, Woodruff, Strahm? Assume I’m okay with replacements at any of these positions.

    2) which is the odd man out of Woodruff, Strahm, Fried, Minter, assuming I have other closers.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Strahm, Stewart 2. Minter

      • Ben says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. prestige says:
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    15 team NFBC

    My pitching staff:

    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Happ
    Glasnow
    D Rodriguez
    Luchessi
    Shoemaker
    T Ross
    Eflin
    Cahill
    Strop
    Givens
    Steckenrider

    My 2 weak OF’s I’m starting are Mullins and Palka , bench bats are D Fletcher, Y Sanchez and Candelario (so no OF’s).

    Gonna try and add Heyward and drop Y Sanchez. Should I add any of the following guys as well, if so who should I drop?
    J Dyson
    C Frazier
    T Wade

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier over Mullins

  121. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Can you rank in a qs league
    Peacock strahm effin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin, Peacock

  122. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Someone in my league is interested in McCutchen. SHould I ask for either Braun or Khris Davis or both? Or should I hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Said no to Davis. Ask for Braun or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I am seeing if he will trade Hoskins for Cutch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Hoskins

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Salary wise Cutch ($29) Hoskins ($22)

  123. P says:
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    Need a 2B/3B on my team, since Muncy is riding the bench vs. righties. I have Eduardo Escobar already, it’s a 12 team 5×5 H2H league.

    Should I drop C Walker (I have Goldy at 1st) for any of these players?

    Yandy Diaz
    Jeff McNeil
    Garrett Hampson
    Chris Taylor
    Jung Ho Kang

    Curious to hear everyone’s thoughts. Also looking at Senzel long-term but obviously not ready to pick him up currently.

    Thanks!!

    P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go for Yandy

      • P says:
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        You da man!

  124. Scotty the captain says:
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    5×5 14 team league. I have excess pitching… my gausman or his g Hampson ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson side

  125. Yo says:
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    How are you feeling about Fletcher? He should be getting more playing time with Simmons out. Would you take him over Hampson? Or is this temporary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  126. Brett says:
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    Brazier with the save!

    In a league with 12 teams categories for holds and another for saves. Would you rather Swarzak or Brasier? Current relievers are Chapman, Blake Parker, Leclerc, Familia.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak

  127. Peter Vermes says:
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    Would you trade Shaw and Pete Alonso for Suarez? (Alonso likely replaced at util by Soler/Loreano). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  128. Primetime says:
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    Grey. Justin upton was dropped is worth a add?

    Over these guys
    Moncada
    Mazara
    Conforto
    Peraza
    E Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kiké

  129. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Schoop; McNeil; or Profar ( I question Profar’s playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  130. Dj says:
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    Hedges, Swihart, or C Kelly

    Drop Samardzija to stash Heaney?

    20 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges — I wouldn’t own Samardzija

  131. Dj says:
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    Any use in stashing A Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  132. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    I have givens in a saves league. The following guys are available… do you make a move? Thanks!

    -Minter
    -Seranthony
    -Delin Betances (it’s a deep league 280 roster spots and he could help with occasional save- and Ks/ratios)

  133. dj says:
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    c Frazier
    c moran
    difo
    wade
    yolmer
    dyson
    thames
    Naquin
    brito

    rank em or pick a couple, desparate in a 20 teamer
    your the best

  134. Hello Rockview says:
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    Olson or Ohtani a better IL stash ? Total bases and OPS league

    One has to go

    Thanks

  135. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Yandy Diaz stole a base today! Do you think he can get to 10-15 SBs this year? I’m thinking of hopping on the Yandy bandwagon, but only if he can get me some SBs

    • William Hung says:
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      In other news: Prayer Hexagon for David Dahl

      • Crazy J says:
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        I’m in!

  136. John Lettiere says:
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    who plays while dahl is out?

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