If you said you loved Kevin Kline in the role of Cole Tucker, you wouldn’t be wrong.  What can’t Kevin Kline do?  Yo, Kevin Kline, wanna be my father?  “Sir, this is a Cheesecake Factory and that’s James, our short-order cook, not Kevin Kline.”  I’m crazy for rookie bats.  As crazy as I am for rookie bats, I’m tepid on rookie arms.  I don’t dislike them, but roofies are real and dangerous.  Rookie bats, however…*places nose right above a stick of butter, inhales deeply*  So, the Pirates called up Cole Tucker.  He’s the sexiest Pittsburgh shortstop since….uh Jack Wilson wasn’t very sexy…uh…Jordy Mercer God no…Erik Gonzalez bleh…Arky Vaughan!  Arky took no crap, quitting for three years at one point because he got sore at Leo Durocher for talking to the press about a teammate.  And Arky still made the Hall of Fame!  Of course, he had to wait 33 years after his death.  Any hoo!  Besides Cole Tucker sounding like he wears Vineyard Vines, what do we know about Tucker?  He has 30-steal speed.  Love that.  Where else are we finding that?  That alone is reason to grab him in every league.  Yes, every league.  Next up, he made swing adjustments and is more a 17-homer hitter than the under-5 homer guy he showed before this year.  In 18 spring at-bats, he hit two homers.  In 57 Triple-A at-bats, he hit three homers.  In his first career at-bat with the Pirates, he homered.  For power, I’m going to start saying Triple-A is samesies with the majors.  We’ll see if my new approach pans out!  So, 17/30/.250 while also taking a walk?  I told you every league.  The Ghost of Arky Vaughan can eat a D!  (If the site suddenly goes down for three years, we know why.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Starling Marte – Hit the IL with an abdominal wall contusion.  That’s a hell of a thing to call Erik Gonzalez.  Called up to replace Marte was Bryan Reynolds whose 1st answer to everything is, “No, not like the Deadpool guy.”  Yo, Bryan Reynolds sounds like a snot!  He has power, speed and can take a pitch.  I’d like him more if I thought he was staying in the outfield for a while, but Dickerson, Polanco, Chisenhall, Marte–Yo, did the Yankees sneeze on the Pirates?  Maybe, I don’t know, stretch before a game.  As for Bryan Reynolds (and Jason Martin), they’re NL-Only plays for now.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs line!

Aaron Judge – Hit the IL with an oblique injury.  The doctor inspected Judge’s oblique and found an obelisk.  So the Yankees aka The Walking Wounded lost Judge, and it looked pretty bad.  I doubt he’s back for at least four weeks, maybe six.  I will now go walk off a cliff.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  If his usual splits hold with his 2nd half being much better than his 1st, he’s going to have a 0.50 ERA in the 2nd half.

James Paxton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Damn, with that and the Yankees’ lineup and bullpen, they’re gonna be tough to beat!  *intern whispers in ear*  They’re what now? But their bullpen is good, right?  Really?  Ooh, maybe I shouldn’t mention anything.

Clint Frazier – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .339.  Frazier should have some place to play for the foreseeable future since the Yankees are trying to start a new viral video called, “The Hospital Shuffle.”  When the music hits, everyone dances to a hospital.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .304.  Hmm…where did I hear his name before?  No, it wasn’t my Hunter Dozier fantasy Buy column on Friday.  I can’t hear that; it’s the written word, dur!

Alex Gordon – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .316.  We should play the game, “Alex Gordon or add this other guy?”  I’m undefeated for “this other guy.”

Gordon Beckham – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .250.  Okay, Alex Gordon or Beckham?  Likely Alex Gordon, but I will actively think I’m suggesting Dee Gordon, unless I can convince myself it’s Tim Beckham.

Daniel Norris – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70 vs. Reynaldo Lopez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 7.46.  This matchup was billed as, “Rey-Lo vs. Norris for Episode IX: Revenge of the Pfft in Star Warris.”

Hanley Ramirez – Designated for assignment.  The assignment is to edit himself into a Fyre Fest documentary so people care about him.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he was activated on Saturday.  The Indians now have one good hitter.

Shane Bieber – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.47.  Starting pitcher this year is like the scene in every spy movie.  “Do you want to start a pitcher?”  “Yes.”  “Okay…” Then, that person’s head is shoved into a tub of water, that person screams underwater.  The color drains from their face.  Finally, they let them up, as they gasp for air, blurting, “I need to start pitchers!”  Then they are shoved back underwater.

Max Fried – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  You can draft starters high, or you can throw darts at a board and draft hitters.  I prefer darts.  Seriously, I almost wonder if it’s better to have “bad” pitchers than “good” ones, because the “bad” will at least get pulled from the game, while the “good” ones end up like this:  “Gerrit Cole’s better than this, let’s let him throw another inning of 3 ER ball.”

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer.  He has four times more homers than Kris Bryant.  Someone kill me.

Julio Teheran – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.61.  Teheran is such a dumpster fire.  The pitcher isn’t good either. (That is the hackiest of sitcom jokes.  The other one being:  “I like that guy, Swanson.”  “Dansby?” “No, Darcy Swanson, the heir to the frozen food empire.”  95% of Estelle Getty’s jokes were that setup.  Any hoo!)

Touki Toussaint – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 8.59.  I was hired to play piano in this bar in Kabul, but first I need to use the bathroom, can I leave my Fanta on the counter?  *five hours later* Hey, are you my accordion player?  Wait, are you playing accordion with my rib cage?  AHHH!!! Roofie!!!

Mike Soroka – With Dookie Toussaint sent back to the minors, Soroka and Bryse Wilson will now do battle for who will have a Braves’ rotation spot when Foltynewyitz returns.  My guess is Soroka, and, while I would grab him (or Wilson in deeper leagues), I don’t have any more faith in them than I had in Touki.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.95 vs. Tyler Chatwood – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Both guys currently have a 5+ BB/9, and they could rematch this game in Wrigley 15 times and it would be a blowout at least 14 of those times.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .295.  He has more homers than Hosmer, Profar, Pollock, Freeman, Blackmon and Puig5d1s–damn, I was writing that with my tears falling onto the keyboard, and I almost finished.

Matt Shoemaker – Out for the year with a torn ACL.  As anyone that’s been to the Racing Hall of Fame can tell you, Shoemaker is no horse.

Justin Smoak – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I should’ve drafted Smoak over Kris Bryant.  Oh my God, Kris Bryant is the worst!

Cedric Mullins – 0-for-1, hitting .094, but got a hit on Saturday!  Cedric Mullins getting a hit felt as unlikely as Chris Mullin getting a new haircut.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.10.  Impressive start by Gibson.  Kidding, he’s a giant dogpile of boring, even in favorable matchups. Why do I own him everywhere?!

Taylor Rogers – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.31 and his 2nd save this weekend.  Blake Parker is supposedly battling the flu.  As long as it’s not the Bird flu, which is when Greg Bird sneezes on you and you sprain your ankle, Parker should be okay.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.56.  Elias Sports Bureau said Bundy threw the O’s first Quality Start in three years, or at least felt that long.

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Keith Morrison from Dateline walks into frame, “In this bucolic town in Southern Florida named Miami, a man by the name of Stephen Strasburg faced nine hitters, but little did he know they were actually corpses that couldn’t even pass for a Zombino.”

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4 and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .203.  Welp, this means he’s about to go on a week-long hot stretch that will end in an IL stint.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Could be a light schmotato, but he was rightfully moved to the bottom of the order, and hopefully that doesn’t change.

Gerrit Cole – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.22.  I don’t mean to laugh, but about that whole drafting starters early thing….*drives to last remaining pet store in country, walks through PETA picket line, heads to the puppy section*  Yo, can I get a WOOF?!

Collin McHugh – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.78.  *dons WWII-era helmet as I enter my bunker* The pitcherpocalypse might hit anywhere, and you can never be too safe.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .339.  Last time Reddick homered, I started cyclops’ing him like a urologist.  Now I’m going to stick my toe in a schmotato, but not 100% sure yet.  That average though.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .318.  Besides Yelich and Bellinger no one was worth a 1st round pick, so, with that in mind, Bregman’s been great!

George Springer  – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .277.  Also, in this game Michael Brantley (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer and Carlos Correa (1-for-5, hitting .261) hit his 3rd homer.  Mean’s while, Our Commissioner Manfred walked up and down the aisles of a sweatshop in Guatemala screaming, “We need the stitches tighter!  The balls are not flying far enough!”

Jose Leclerc – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 1 hit, 4 BBs, ERA at 7.88, and the Hold.  Lowercase yay!  You thought the Rangers were having the last laugh by signing Leclerc to a multi-year extension that was under market value.  Who’s laughing now?  I picked up Shawn Kelley (1/3 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 1.80), because Leclerc looks Lebroke.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 1 run, 5 RBIs, hitting .281.  A productive day from Gallo without a home run.  It really is the end of days.

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  Last year when he walked four guys they all came in to score, because I owned him.  I believe this in my heart of hearts, which is a Be Mine candy heart I swallowed and got stuck in my aorta.

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  In Coors, I’m happy with that start, and, more importantly, the Streamonator loves his next start and so do I.

Cody Allen – 0 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.14, as he entered, gave up a two-run homer, and left the game.  That should be the commercial for MLB this year.  Ty Buttrey should be the closer in Anaheim, but I’m not sure they make the move.  He should be owned either way.

Tommy La Stella – 2-for-3 and two more home runs (5, 6).  Start calling him, Tommy Ha Stella, because this is a joke.  I guess hot schmotato, but this is the biggest stunner of the season, and this in a season where Dee Gordon has twice as many home runs as Kris Bryant.

Brian Goodwin – 1-for-2, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .346 and .357 in the last week and I don’t know what they’re feeding them in Anaheim, but can they send some to Kris Bryant?

Joey Lucchesi – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  Exhale.  Okay, the matchup was easy, but if Joey Lucchesi of the Zeppole Crime Family had Mr. Bungled it, I was going to have to reevaluate.

Chase Anderson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.00 in his first start back in the rotation.  That’s why I was telling you to draft him!  Then told you not to, when he lost his rotation spot.  I love me some Chase Anderson, and I literally might be the only one.  You can try Streamonator for Anderson, but it will never like him.  I don’t mind him.

Mike Moustakas – Suffered a fractured ring finger tip, but won’t be placed on the IL.  The Brewers said if he can play through the pain, then they won’t IL him.  This is where the pure comedy comes in.  He didn’t start yesterday.  How do they know if he can play through it if he doesn’t play through it?  You guys are killing me!

Brandon Woodruff – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.81.  Starting feel like he’s a KaBoB as he keeps skewering me.  Guess we should call him Woodrough.

Eric Thames – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend and now I’m officially worried about Jesus Aguilar (0-for-4, hitting .136).  Do these two guys share mojo, swapping it back-and-forth every year?  I haven’t quite picked up Thames or dropped Aguilar, but I’m getting close now.

Josh Hader – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA up to 3.75 with another home run allowed, and the 3rd day in a row he’s given up runs.  The last homer allowed was his first home run ever allowed on an 0-2 pitch. Toss out the Doomsday clock, I wanna see the time until Hader needs Tommy John.

Rich Hill – Will return next Sunday.  He’s got a Jesus complex, but he’s a procrastinator.

Kenley Jansen – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and his 1st blown save, ERA at 3.09.  The bad news is he looks so hittable, giving up runs in four of his last six games.  The good news is you didn’t draft Kimbrel.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.10, as he returned from the IL.  As long as Ryu’s groin is fine, he will be too.  My 12-year-old self once dreamt of me keeping tabs on other men’s groins.  I’ve finally made it.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (4), hitting .424. If you managed to draft Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger, you did great. However, on that day of your draft, you could’ve purchased a Powerball ticket and won $400 million instead, so you kinda screwed up.

Joc Pederson – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .270.  ‘Member back in March when we were wondering which player being drafted after the top 300 who would break out?  It’s only April, and a lot can happen, but starting to think it was Pederson.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at…Guess.  It feels like he’s pitched well, right?  Okay, don’t strain your frontal lobe, he has a 4.60 ERA.  By the by, if you said it does feel like he’s pitched better, it’s because he has.  Didn’t like him coming into the year, but his peripherals are as good as any past year when he had a low-3 ERA.

Austin Meadows – Hit the IL with a finger sprain.  He’s headed to see a hand specialist.  I wonder if he’s going to this Korean lady in my neighborhood because her sign says, Man-I-Cure.

Nathan Eovaldi – Hit the IL with a loose body in his elbow.  Red Sox doctors were worried when Eovaldi showed his elbow and David Caruso magically appeared and whipped off his sunglasses.

David Price – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Weird to say this, but I own Price, and have loved it.  His peripherals are that of a top 10 starter:  11.3 K/9, 1.9 BB/9 and 3.28 xFIP while doing it predominantly with his curveball as he maintains previous year’s fastball velocity.  If I were Donkey Teeth and ranking top 100 starters, I’d move Price way up.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .258, but removed with back spasms.  Any form of the word spazz is just ugly.  Please call them “back nerds.”

Michael Chavis – 0-for-4 as he played 2B.  I went over him in Friday’s Buy.  Still like Chavis a lot, but I’m worried about playing time.  Makes little sense to call him up and not play him, but teams have been known to make stupid moves before.

Dakota Hudson – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.89, as he was pitchslapped by Syndergaard.  If Hudson were to ever have a favorable matchup, it’s his next start, and the Streamonator still doesn’t like it.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.90.  It’s only a few starts in April.  Dot dot dot.  Until you think about how bad his 2nd half was last year.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .325.  Is it merely a coincidence that I started writing this blurb when JT’s Strawberry Bubblegum came on my iTunes?  …and then I love you when you show me your pop, then I’ll be your blueberry lollipop.  I have no idea what that means, but it’s erotic and appropriate.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, but left the game after being hit on the hand, and was seen wearing a soft cast.  I’ll never understand why hitters use their hands when hitting; it always causes problems.

Jacob deGrom – Was scheduled for an MRI, due to his elbow bothering him, but the Mets will always Mets and they said, “There’s no doctors around, due to Easter, and deGrom should be okay.”  I’m not joking.  Those were their words.  As if there’s no Jewish doctors!  I mean, Mets, seriously, are you gonna Mets all your life?  Or better yet, if you have to have a Catholic doctor, I don’t know, maybe pay them to work Easter weekend.  Crazy!  I know!  Are hospitals closed for Easter?  I had no idea!  *pulling on hospital door handle at ER*  Wow, they’re closed for 4/20.  Smokers gotta smoke, amirite?  Holy crap, the Mets are dumb.

  1. JP says:
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    Jeff McNeil or Franmil Reyes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil for me but its needs based

    • Fred says:
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      McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil, but could see case for McNeil

    • 183414 says:
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      Covers the entire field. Will hit over .300, and play 145 games. Reyes will not play every day, hit 20+ h.r.’s, 70 r.b.i.’s, and bat .240. Guess that’s why I own McNeil on 5 of my 7 draft teams. Renfroe is still better than Reyes.

  2. Alex Gordon is adorable says:
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    Is hector Norris worth chasing for saves? And who do you like better between Mahle, dereck Rodriguez, and dare do I say it, porcello. Trying to find replacements for the cobbler and touki. Essentially, which two of the 4 should I go for? Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Neris — Dereck, Porcello, I’d look at matchups

  3. Stumanji! says:
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    Couldn’t resist grabbing Tucker.

    He’s my 8th player with SS eligibility, and somehow everybody else in my league is also all-set at SS so I haven’t been able to trade any of them. *insert Swaggy P “confused ???” meme*

    • Stumanji! says:
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      To that end, i’ll probably need to drop one of these SS when Turner returns (almost stutterer).

      Rank Tucker, Jorge Polanco, Hampson?

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tucker, Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swaggy P!

  4. Member Berries says:
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    Member when Joc Pederson had a 30/30 season in the minors after a 20/30 season and I held him for years in keeper leagues… I member

    You see Bellinger steal a HR from Yelich? Fantasy crime but go Dodgers.

    Cole Tucker huh? I thought it was Kyle Tucker we were supposed to be cyclopsing?

    Once Hader needs TJ your ranking for woodruff will be justified as he becomes a dominant closer. Not sure why he can’t throw multiple innings …

    • A says:
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      Let’s hope you still holding

      • Bb says:
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        Did you ever put in a joke about Hader giving up a game winner to a kike? Hope you did and I didn’t miss it. But also breezy sucks. He hasn’t been good since July of 17. Also Seager dropped 30lbs and is vegan and also sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome on Cody, I had not seen that

      New Tucker in town!

  5. Ciwa says:
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    In my league Voit was dropped. Should I pick him up and drop Mazara? I think he could be better than now. I loved him as a sleeper this year

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Crazy J says:
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    G-A-L-L-O

    I have had Buttrey favorited for a while, but so hard to squeeze onto my rosters until I can figure out which starts really want to stay and which want to go, but as of today… would you grab Buttrey or Shawn Kelley to try to pick up some saves?

    • Crazy J says:
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      Fried, Lucchesi, or Weaver … two of them have to go, who stays?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Fried stays

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Both or worth a shot, coin flip really. I’d try Kelley…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley — Agree with DT

      • Crazy J says:
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        Thank you both. Saves suck for most of my teams this year, and just when you trade for one they will get shipped out and you’ve got nothing!

  7. Scandalous Bob says:
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    I was offered his J. Abreu for my C. Allen. I don’t love Abreu, and I have Hoskins at 1B, but this seems like good value for Allen, considering he may lose his job after these last two blowups. Would you do this trade?

    • A says:
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      Abreu for a guy whose 100% losing job? Where do I sign?

      • Dave D says:
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        You’re overestimating the Angels ability to make good baseball decisions. Why did they cut B. Parker, their best closer from last year to sign Cody Allen for $11 million. They could have taken that $11 million, pooled it with the $11 million they blew on Harvey (plus the $5 million on Bour?) and signed a front end guy like Corbin or Morton. But they are the Angels.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  8. Mm says:
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    Tucker mania because of the speed, I get it. But the same day the #9 prospect for the Pirates was called up. I get it, #4 prospect is better, but Tucker sticks because of a ++ glove. He has a pitcher swing. The #9 has hit better in the huge sample of two games, but he was also leading the milb in Hrs, and has also hit better in his minors career, albeit without the stolen bases. Not to rain on the parade but as ppl alluded to above, stolen bases in the minor leagues mean fuck all. If you aren’t stealing 50 you aren’t really a must add for stolen bases.

    Springer and Joc are both beasts, but we were wrong on them. Neither steals bases. Tucker should stick because he is easily the defender which gets you at bats, but somehow SS is the deepest position on the diamond and in a 12 teamer its like “drop Polanco for Tucker?” lol. Don’t get me wrong, my biggest bid in 2 of my 3 nfbcs was him, but if we looking at shallow leagues, you leading audience astray. In 3 of my 15 yahoo “pro” leagues Jorge Polanco is on wire, but I can’t figure out a drop to get him since leagues so goddamn shallow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • thatguy says:
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      You are oversimplifying. SB quantity means nothing in the minor league unless the rate is good and the player is on a team that encourages SB at the major league level. Unless you take a more nuances view, you will be left behind by others who understand these efficiencies

  9. Dr Easy says:
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    Still smarting from the Touki roofie. sadface.

    A dreaded catcher question! Danny Jansen or Astudillo?

    Also: is Ronald Guzman worth stashing in a DL slot?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Astudillo.

      Sure, stash him if you have the spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Savoy Special says:
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    Sup Grey! 14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) thanks as always for the great advice. It’s super early but this team sits in 1st place by a few games. Anything can happen, but I think this team is as strong as possible given the fact that I’ve been on the wire every day trying to find breakout candidates/players dropped too early all of April. Josh Bell, Moncada (I know he’ll regress but he’s more aggressive earlier in counts now), Tatis (no explanation required), White Walker (until he falls back down to earth), and Meadows (sucks he’s hurt but should be fine once he’s back). Avisail Garcia looks solid as most Rays this year do. On the pitching side, Musgrove and Fried have been amazing. D Holland is boring but reliable, and Luke Weaver I’m gonna bet breaks out this year.
    2) I’m lucky that the Raisel Iglesias owner gave up on him after the Pederson walk-off HR. Since I picked him up, he’s gone 3 innings, 0 ER, 0 baserunners, 9 Ks, and 2 SVs. Semi victory lap because he definitely didn’t belong on waivers
    3) when do we drop Woodruff? I still like the upside but he’s kind of like dodging landmines so far.
    4) drop Woodruff to stream SPs or ratio-helping RPs?
    5) over/under 10 Holds for Nick Burdi this season? Been eyeing him but I hate picking up relievers that don’t provide SVs or HDs. I think it’s just lazy fantasy play but his FIP has been negative so far even with the early sample size per Fangraphs

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B : Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Avisail Garcia
    UTL: Christian Walker

    IL: Austin Meadows

    P: German Marquez
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland
    B: Luke Weaver

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      6) in a vacuum, please rank Avisail Garcia, Dwight Smith Jr, and Leury Garcia
      7) please rank Jeff Samardzija, Chase Anderson, Tyler Mahle

      Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      3/4) I’d hold Woodruff a little longer
      5) Over
      6) You ranked em
      7) Mahle, Samadzija, Anderson but I have them all really close in my rankings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thank you! I’ll hold Woodruff a little longer

  11. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Gallo’s first CAREER sac fly in the majors. How is this possible for someone with a league leading type fb%? Crazy.

    Im in a 12 team 5×5 obp roto keeper league. Short benches.

    I own pinder as my only 2b eligible player with chavis as my only bench bat. Id pick up cole tucker in a heartbeat if i thought he would gain 2b eligibility but so far he has only played ss and i have to start someone at 2b. I have dejong and tatis at ss and mi so theyre locked in most nights.

    That said,

    1.would u drop either chavis or pinder for mcneil? Love mcneil but not a lot of power there.

    2.rank these guys: pinder mcneil chavis tucker Lemaheiu

    3. Rank voit, healy, yonder alonso… any worth burning a waiver claim as a bench bat/to start over e escobar?

    Sorry for the long post, thanks grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) McNeil over Pinder for me
      2) Depends on needs…Tucker, McNeil, Chavis, LeMahieu, Pinder
      3) Voit, Yonder, Healy; Voit is worth the claim

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is crazy on sac fly, I hadn’t heard

      Agree with DT

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. toolshed says:
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    Need to drop a player in my h2h to activate lindor this week. Who is the drop: ja happ or peraza? I was also looking at soroka. Maybe i should cut both of them. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d cut Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Matt says:
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    So Cedric means Chris Davis isn’t the worst hitter in Baltimore. That’s impressive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, crazy

  14. Kas says:
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    Hey Grey, I took your advice and picked up Tucker immediately. Thanks! Hope it pans out cause I was struggling at SS. Now for my question:

    I was offered the following trade:

    I give: Tyler Glasnow
    I get: Victor Robles

    My team:

    C Wilson Ramos
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Travis Shaw
    3B Maikel Franco
    SS Cole Tucker
    OF Andrew Benintendi
    OF David Dahl
    OF Charlie Blackmon
    UTIL Pete Alonso
    BE Clint Frazier
    BE Bo Bichette
    BE Eloy Jiménez

    What do you think? Could I potentially get a better bat for Glasnow or is Robles a good return? My OF is kinda full as it is….

    SP Blake Snell
    SP Gerrit Cole
    SP Tyler Glasnow
    SP Touki Toussaint
    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu
    RP Brad Hand
    RP Jose Leclerc

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I would keep Glasnow, you have no where to it Robles and you need SP more than another bat.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s a fine return but you don’t need him. Hold…

      • Joe says:
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        Cole Tucker or Jorge Polanco ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Do I cut DeJong for cole tucker? Thanks grey

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends if you need power or speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  16. Chris says:
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    Maikel Franco or Hunter Dozier ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • et says:
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        Did you guys see Gabe actually bat Franco 5th yesterday? I believe it’s the first time this season he hasn’t hit 8th. Also, I noticed another interesting stat with Franco. He leads the team in HR’s and RBI’s. Kind of impressive considering the guys in that lineup, and more impressive is that he’s doing it from the 8th spot on an NL team. Obviously won’t last, but interesting none the less.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe with Segura out there’s more flexibility for Franco

  17. Alex says:
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    Cody Allen is going to frustrate some more. As much as it’s anybody’s guess, would you own for a speculative next in line closer? Buttrey, Melancon, Kelley.

    Also, Hunter Dozier over Voit or Piscotty?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip, Kelley.

      Dozier over Piscotty for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Alex says:
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        Thanks. Got Kelley. Couldn’t snag Piscotty because all of a sudden the guy who always finishes last knows about Hunter Dozier. Hate when that happens.

        • Alex says:
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          Snag Dozier, I mean.

  18. Brett says:
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    Drop Tim Beckham for Cole tucker?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Tigres says:
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    Grey! I ignored You and drafted Yu, and now I have to tell You that I’m sorry, because Yu is awful, and so I’ve dropped Yu. But not You. In other words, the old “It’s not You, it’s Yu” breakup speech.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  20. Dave D says:
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    Well, Cody Allen sucked this past week but I think he has a long leash overall. Not that that is a good thing. My closer situation sucks in our DC. Ive got Allen and Parker/May. Neither of those buffoons even got the last save opp so I’m going with my late 40-something round draft pick Roeniselias. I know he technically has a first and last name, but it’s all convoluted in my mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My DC team is such a mess

  21. Twins Peaker says:
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    Pinder isn’t getting playing time, C. Taylor is on the wrong end of a platoon and Cody Allen has been awful. Please tell me why I should keep any or all in an 11 team points league?

    There are other options for each hitter as both are depth for me. As for Allen, we lose points for hits, hr and bb, and there are more consistent pitchers who get outs on the ww.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pinder and Taylor should be dropped there. Allen is fringey but I’m guessing you can move on from him as well if you like…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Conktown Tinker says:
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    Chavis or Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  23. Jason says:
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    Dozier or smoak?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Mike says:
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    Go with Montas or Soroka?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Montas for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka

      • Mike says:
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        Soroka or Fried?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Fried

  25. Barry says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Time to move on from Voit or hang on another week or two?

    Dozier and Walker are both available. 12 team 6×6 H2H OPS redraft.

    Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Brett says:
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    12 team league with daily moves. Category for holds and another for saves.

    Current relievers: Chapman brazier Blake Parker Leclerc Kelley and serathony. Have to keep 1 reliever on the bench as we only have 5 reliever spots. Would you trade Parker for Diego Castillo to be able to play an extra reliever due to his sp eligibility which is a huge advantage in our daily league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d make the swap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. mthom42 says:
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    Hey Grey, my guess is that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will get some saves if LeClerc keeps this up. Speaking of, Martin has over a 3 pt difference in his FIP and xFIP. Not sure what to make of that??

    El Marco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It could be Martin too

  28. RookieNookie says:
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    Woodruff or J Lyles? This is a 12 team league with Qs and h/9. Would you drop Peraza for C Tucker in the same league that counts OBP?

    • RookieNookie says:
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      Also have Segura as my SS once he’s off the IL.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Woodruff but both are 12 team streamers, play the matchups. I’d hold Peraza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Hello Rockview says:
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    Hampson , Pinder , or B. Dozier? OPS league

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hampson, Dozier for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Man, I can’t tell you how healing your words are. Excellent write-up!

    a. Am on that island paradise where there is no Internet. So a poll for your readers. What’s worse?

    1. Weak internet
    2. Bad internet

    b. Signed up DannySantana, 3 more games and then 2B eligibility and he’s training for 1B ’cause Guzman is on the IL. What do you think?

    c. Unable to drop numbnuts Kris Bryant. He sucks bark, but still 1 big 5/5 4hr game away from forgetting everything. Unable to drop in my CBS H2H because he is on the undroppable list!!

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 22

    Having stumbled into a deserted bank, Flash (Bud Abbott) and Tubby (Lou Costello) try to find a teller.

    Flash (Bud Abbott): Teller! Teller!
    Tubby (Lou Costello): Tell who?
    Flash (Bud Abbott): Teller!
    Tubby (Lou Costello): I’ll tell her. Where is she?
    Flash (Bud Abbott): Where is who? I said teller!
    Tubby (Lou Costello): Tell ‘er what?
    Flash (Bud Abbott): Tell ‘er nothing. I want the teller.
    Tubby (Lou Costello): Well, go ahead and tell ‘er – I don’t care.
    Flash (Bud Abbott): No! Teller in a bank!
    Tubby (Lou Costello): Tell ‘er in a bank. Tell ‘er outside. Tell ‘er any place you want! I won’t listen.
    Flash (Bud Abbott): Listen – when I say “teller” I don’t mean “tell ‘er.”
    Tubby (Lou Costello): Well, what do you mean?
    Flash (Bud Abbott): Teller.
    Tubby (Lou Costello): Teller.
    Flash (Bud Abbott): Now you’ve got it!
    Tubby (Lou Costello): Now I’ve got it! I don’t even know what I âm talking about!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Weak, all day B. Might have something in a deep league, in a shallow he’s waiver wire guy, streamer C. I know D. Nice!

  31. RicoSuave says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start? (checked out SON but still can’t decide)

    I need to start 5, please.

    Berrios Vs BAL;
    Beiber @ HOU;
    Buehler @ CHI;
    Ed. Rodriguez @ ARI;
    Darvish Vs DET;
    Swanson @ SD and Vs TEX;
    Lucchessi @ WAS;
    Glasnow @ BOS.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d sit Lucchesi, ERod & Glasnow

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT — but Bieber’s matchup scares me too

      • RicoSuave says:
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        yeah, should I sit Bieber for this week? who should I start instead?

        thanks again guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ed-Rod

  32. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Cole, Scherzer, Sale, Kluber, Nola. McHugh and Bieber yesterday. It’s crazy how many good starters are getting roughed up early on. Might be prudent to keep an eye on the ground ball rates when streaming. Keep that juiced ball in the yard, at least.

    Had nightmarish visions of Marmol when watching Leclerc yesterday. Electric stuff but has no clue where it’s going. Should be fun (not fun) owning him this year.

    Puig is pressing. Has the highest Swing% in MLB (60.6%) and is bottom 10 in SwStr% (16.9%). 2 walks and 20 Ks. Should run into a few in Cincy, but it’s not looking good right now.

    Wish I had a share of Christian Walker. Huge power, solid approach. Done most of his damage against fastballs, so it’ll be interesting to see if he’s able to adjust when the league does. Looks like the real deal though.

    Streamer of the week – Erik Swanson, come on down! Might get two starts this week, but neither of SD on the road or Tex at home looks particularly daunting if he only gets one. Looked good in his first start. Good fastball command, got a few swings and misses on the slider. Good numbers since the start of 2018. Only real red flag is the 10 homers allowed in 13 AAA starts last year. So after I suggested to target the ground ballers, I’m going with the fly ball guy. What could go wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope you’re right on Swanson and Walker, I own them in a few leagues… And also Puig, which has been miserable — might last time I draft Puig, does he ever make good on anything (he will surely go off next year)

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        I hope so on Swanson too. Can’t take too many more pitching lines like the two I had Freddy Peralta in there for. Almost erased that misery thanks to guys like Hendricks, Montas, and Caleb Smith last week though.

        Puig is a tease. Better athlete than ballplayer. Always makes you think there’s more in the tank. I just think he is who he is at this point.

        Can we get some support for a couple of IL slots in the NFBC format next year? I have Stanton, Snell, Segura, Andujar, Odor, and Meadows on the bench in one league. Injuries have just been brutal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have Segura, Stanton, Odor…I can’t go on… It’s been a miserable year in NFBC so far… Has to reverse at some point, right?

  33. trickrey says:
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    Are Leclerc and Lucchessi droppable in a 12 tm league with QS and SV+H? Thinking of going SAGNOF and streaming

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold Leclerc. Lucchesi depends on options, but probably a hold also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. Drew says:
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    Do I drop Laureano, B. Parker, or JA Happ for S. Kelly? 16-team OPS that counts NSVH for pitchers.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Jon says:
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    Tough spot, but need to drop one of these guys:

    Shaw, Dahl, Muncy, or Franco

    Relevant stats are R/HR/RBI/BB/AVG (note: no stolen bases)

    Who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  36. Isd71 says:
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    Ender Inciarte still a hold in a 12 team 6×6 OPS league? I haven’t played him in a couple weeks cause he is so bad and hitting at the bottom of the order right now.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      I dropped him. Pretty blah if he isn’t stealing bases or hitting leadoff.

  37. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Drop d Smith jr for cole tucker? No real needs, 14 team mixed. Looking for highest upside.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Would you drop Dansby Swanson for Cole Tucker, or hold? My other SS/MI’s are Baez, Corey Seager, Whit Merrifield. I grabbed Odor off the wire and stashed him in an open IL slot also.

    Also, I read Mr. Pants’ Jordan Lyles blurb over the weekend and added him…but in the process lost a streamer slot. In my situation of having a terrible SP staff (Carrasco, Castillo, Archer, Hendricks, Jon Gray, Darvish are my aces) would you drop Jesus Aguilar to open the space back up? My other 1Bs are Freeman, Hunter Dozier, Christian Walker, and I start Baez at 3B so H. Dozier is always available to slide into CI slots.

    Appreciate you bruh

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold if you don’t need steals.

      I’d hold Aguilar a bit longer.

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth. Dont really need steals, just need consistency. I’m pretty sure I know what I’m getting with Swanson, the upside of Tucker intrigues me.

        Will hold on Jesus Aguilar. Dont need a stream this week and am in 1st place by a lot in the league I’m needing advice in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Tucker

      Agree with DT re: Aguilar

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Think I’ll give Tucker a try, Swanson is riding the bench and unless he can outperform Seager on the regular he’s not going to be missed.

        Agree to agree with DT

  39. leon says:
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    18 man …7×7 avg/obp /slg keeper league. Cole tucker for luchessi? and cole tucker for matz? would you do either one?

    • leon says:
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      actually, its just cole tucker for my luchessi offered. matz was rejected…18 man …7×7 avg/obp /slg

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Sure if you need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  40. Cable says:
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    H/H points….need a hitter from Dozier,Vogelbach or Andrus

    Same league are Puig and Travis Shaw droppable yet

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier, Andrus…needs based.

      Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Kingslayer says:
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    I think Chris Bassitt could be be ‘a guy’ in deep leagues (until he gets hurt.) Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, I have him in the 120s in my updated SP rankings which drop today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have much faith in him outside of matchups

  42. Jim says:
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    Cole Tucker or Kike Hernandez?

    • Jim says:
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      Actually, I have many terrible players. Who would you drop for Cole Tucker, if anyone?

      Kike
      Schoop
      D Smith Jr
      Winker
      Inciarte

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Kike over Tucker for me. Drop Smith.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. trickrey says:
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    Would you trade Springer and Matt Boyd for Freddie Freeman? 12 tm 5×5 (QS and OBP)

    C – Barnes
    1b – Alonso
    2b – Albies
    3b – Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Springer
    Util – Domingo
    Bench: Cole Tucker, Eloy, Dahl

    SP – Carrasco, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchessi, Matt Boyd

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Freeman side for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • trickrey says:
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        Thanks! Not sure if you will see this but I actually have Voit not Tucker in this league. Does that make a difference? I’d probably have drop or try to trade Voit if I did this trade as i don’t have enough roster space for Freeman, Voit, and Alonso

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Voit over Tucker

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          I would not make that trade if I had to drop Voit..is Alonso, Pete or Yonder? If it’s Yonder, I would drop him and keep Voit.

          • 183414 says:
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            Voit will be backing up Andujar soon enough.

  44. bigbear says:
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    I streamed Lopez. Mostly because #tigers.

    Who loses ABs with Wendle back? At least tell me it’s not Lowe…

    Shoemaker was my best SP (per Yahoo’s current ranking)… Musgrove, you’re the next man up!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Meadows to the IL opens up the ABs for the short term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. zach jany says:
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    Tucker or kike ros 12 team h2h 2x

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Tucker

  46. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey!

    Need a UT starter in a 5×5 w/ OPS league: Rizzo, H Dozier, Voit, Franmil – who do you like? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rizzo

      • Sano Chance in Hell says:
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        Just to clarify, asking for this week’s lineup only. Still Rizzo?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yea still Rizzo for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it’s for this week, I’d look at matchups, which I don’t know by heart

  47. Willie Mickey and The Duke says:
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    Grabbed Tucker on my all Grey team. I need Stanton to return. Is there any reliable news? Is it time to dump Barnes? Looks like Boston plays him in the 8th?
    Coffee came out of my nose when I read the deGrom blurb

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Barnes can be dropped depending on your options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t heard a word on Stanton (or Trea) — yeah, Barnes is droppable, but I’m still holding for Ks — Mets! What a joke…

  48. chet says:
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    Hey, Grey!

    Mitch Garver: Is he, simply, a hot schmotato or is there possibly more there?
    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hot schmotato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  49. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Grey.
    Accolades to your efforts so far this year. In one of my leagues, I missed the draft and so auto-drafted (the worst team ever). Using only (!) your advice, I was able to replace much of the dead wood (e.g., Keukel; Godley; Leotys Martin; Cron; Kyle Seager; Bundy) with serviceable guys that I’ve interatively improved upon. The team is now 26-3-1.

    Two questions today.
    1. Drop a reliever (Strop; Minter; or Neris).

    2. Daniel Murphy likely to be activated soon-ish. My bench bat is now Mazara; at this time, which would you cut?

    Thanks again.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Strop
      2. Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. msh2404 says:
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    Offered Shane Bieber for Travis Shaw… I would only have Hunter Dozier holding down 3B. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Bieber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Shaw

  51. Worm Burner says:
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    I’m a forever optimist, should I roster Peraza or Hampson at this point?

    Thanks Grey

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. Worm Burner says:
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    I tried looking at average velocity for Hader lately and didn’t notice anything scary compared to this time last year. I may not be looking at it right though.

    Have you noticed any bad signs other than the results lately?

    Thanks again

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Velo looks about the same as this time last year. He’s getting overworked…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just that he’s getting homered off — he’s prolly fine, and I’m being worried for no reason… Likely is overwork

  53. Kingslayer says:
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    H2H NL Only 5×5 Weekly League

    Start Yu Darvish @ARI or Pablo Lopez 2 start @CLE and @PHI

    I also have 2 start Luke Weaver(CHC, @PIT) as an option but despite the own/start percentages I trust Pablo more…..

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  54. When In Rome says:
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    Kelley over Wily P or M Givens?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold or ditch Givens

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  55. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Should I be worried about Travis Shaw? Or do you see him coming out of his funk soon?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d be a little worried but expect him to come out of it also

      • William Hung says:
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        He looked like he was coming out of it before this latest 0/13 with 4 Ks – unfortunately all the interesting WW 3B in my league are either hurt (andujar) or in the minors (senzel)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta be patient with him

      • BringDaRuckus says:
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        Thanks all! Appreciate you talking me off the ledge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Tucker or peraza roto 5×5?

    Also, stream o nator kind of like JA Happ for tonight, but he’s been garbage until now. Would you start him?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza for me.

      Depends on league depth and/or innings limit but he’s an alright option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. 35 moves all year (which I don’t typically use all) so no
    streaming. This League is pretty active on the wire Waiver.

    Trying to pry away A. Bregman from another team, do you think this trade is too one sided ?

    MY: Rizzo, Paxton, Carrasco, Richards for HIS: Bregman, Dahl, Senzel, Odor, Taillon

    If I needed to cut someone from his side would you say Dahl would be the first to go ?

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

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

    • MarvPesos

      Marv says:
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      Also, DT, when’s your next top 100 pitchers update coming out ? Is there a timeline set up for those (like every 2/3 weeks or no ?) I ask as the hitters and pitcher lists help me out tremendously.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Hey Marv, yes it’s going up today and it’s every other week. I got moved from Sunday release to Monday release…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re giving up too much… Question for DT on his post, I think today at some point — every other week is timeline

  58. Doc Samson says:
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    Please rank: H. Dozier, Smoak, Dan V. from Seattle, Moreland and M. Franco. Need to replace Jesus A. at CI because he’s been crucifying me. Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier, Franco for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope all is well.

    What are your thoughts on this trade in a re-draft standard 5×5 category mixed H2H league?

    Team A receives:
    Juan Soto

    Team B receives:
    Nomar Mazara
    Steven Matz
    JA Happ

    Which side wins? Is it close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto side, it’s not close

  60. Richard Davis says:
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    Buy low on Kris Bryant? Have and offer of most of my best prospects: Taylor Trammel, Colton Welker, JPM, and my 1st round prospect pick for him. Seems like a no brainer for a contending team like myself, but I LOVE Taylor Trammel, and feel like I’d maybe be overpaying for the Kris Bryant “name”. Thoughts? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Is this full on dynasty? How many teams?

      Without knowing, I’d lean toward Bryant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. Matthew Bauer says:
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    Which Util in weekly OBP league?
    -Mitch Moreland 4 vs DET + 3 vs TB, or
    -Ryan Zimmerman (hot schmo? facing a TON of lefties) 3 @ COL + 3 vs SD
    *Streamer loves Zimm this week, though OBP closes the gap between the two a bit

    Which 3 SP for the week?
    -Glasnow @ BOS (Steamer hates it but can you bench him?)
    -Ryu @ PIT(Steamer loves, but was waiting to confirm it wouldnt be @cubs start plus wasn’t super sharp in return)
    -Rich Hill @ PIT (Steamer loves but injury risk/1st start back, risk he doesn’t actually make this start?)
    -Wheeler vs PHI (Steamer loves, but his line was fairly pedestrian against them in his last outing)
    -Boyd @ BOS and @ CWS (Steamer doesnt like, 2 start week is hard to pass up but both road starts)
    -German @ LAA and @ SF (Steamer likes, but short hook and 2 road games is he really better option than 3 above)

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Zimm.

      I’d go Wheeler, German, Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

      Ryu, Wheeler, Boyd

  62. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Moistasskiss for Hunter Dozier?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d have a hard time dropping a 2B Moose but if its a real shallow league then sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  63. Yu says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for Paddack?

    Ed-Rod
    C. Smith
    Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  64. crimedog says:
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    My team is starting to fall way behind in h2h. Lot of bad luck, injuries, slumping players etc. Time to get a little desperate and swap any of these for a hot bat? Lose profar and/or Jesus for Hunter dozier?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  65. Wowsa says:
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    One gotta go

    Ed-Rod
    Porcello
    Strahm
    C. Smith
    Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff

  66. Brett says:
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    Drop Peraza for Dozier?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure if you don’t need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  67. Yoyo says:
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    Pick 3 for runs

    Hampson
    Dozier
    Winker
    Mazara
    Cole “the new guy” Tucker

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier, Hampson, Winker for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Tucker, Hampson

  68. Chucky says:
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    Woke up this morning in a cold sweat. Met Branch Rickey in a dream. He told me it was better to trade a player a year too early than a year too late. So what did I do? Traded Scherzer, Keller and Renato for Bieber, Ray and Matt Chapman in a keeper. Thoughts on a rage nightmare trade?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Haha, don’t love it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better yet what does Branch Rickey think of the trade?

      • Chucky says:
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        He actually applauded getting quantity Ray and Bieber over quality, Max and getting a plus plus bat in Chapman, to boot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  69. Brett says:
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    Better stash. We have 3 IL spots. Didi or Jimmy Nelson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. Tutu says:
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    Which is your fave of the three? No specific needs

    Winker
    Cole Tucker
    Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  71. RTP123 says:
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    Cole Tucker, DeJong, or Amed Rosario…. who do you ride?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      DeJong for me unless you need steals. I’d take Rosario over Tucker still if you need the speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  72. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Soooo uh…Tucker over Hampson??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Cable says:
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    H/H points…need to drop one…Puig or T Shaw….

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Shaw if you have to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  74. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Morning Grey! Would you drop Woodruff or Jeffress to make room for Hill off your IL?

    Weekly 12 teamer, current closers are Trienen, Alvarado, Braiser (plus Jeffress in waiting)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Woodruff

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – that damn FIP is so sexy, but I think you’re right . . . I guess that’s why he’s a Kabob. Should have mentioned that I also have Miley + Sabathia (Miley, mainly for 2-start weeks and easy Ws . . . Sabathia b/c I randomly think he’ll pull a Mussina-ish farewell season). But they’re also options to drop.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          CC might be a Latter-K Saint. What do you think, Grey?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I think he might!

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              Which term is that one? I don’t think I remember it!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Zombino for pitchers

                • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                  Ah, love it + yes! He’s definitely channeling that old man / bear strength RN, unless/until he gets injured.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  75. Cram It says:
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    I have Yelich and Bellinger in NFBC. But I also have Bryant and Peraza.

    • Dave D says:
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      Gotta love that, feeling brilliant and foolish depending on round. Hows the overall? Pitching has been crazy so far.

      • Cram It says:
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        I’m sitting in 3rd. My pitching was supposed to be my strength but it’s bottom 3rd right now.

        You?

        • Dave D says:
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          Kinda similar. I’m 5th but my bats are outpacing my arms despite having a great rotation and leaning heavier on arms earlier in draft than most in league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in dead last — haha… I don’t have the good guys, but I have the bad ones!

      • Dave D says:
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        You made some solid picks: H. Dozier, Wong, McKinney, but seems like a flat soda for some reason. Not sure where you will get CO2. Shoemaker seemed like a great pick but the guy clearly f’d somebody important over and his guardian angel got tired of working so hard and apparently passed out after a night of heavy drinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, I know… I need Buehler and Happ to do what they did last year, and hopefully can get a some decent matchups… Then Stanton, Odor, etc… The team’s a mess!

  76. Andrew Eaton says:
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    Hey guys! Hope your weekend was great.

    Clint or Pederson ROS?? And then also how bout the next couple months? Thinking Clint may be more valuable over the next couple months w Judge out, but Pederson balances out when the Yanks OFers get healthy? Thoughts? Thanks guys

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Joc is on fire right now, I’d take him short term for sure. Probably pretty close ROS but I lean Joc there as well.

      • Andrew Eaton says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! Agree with DT

  77. Cable says:
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    H/H points…..Matt Olsen on path to be activated first week of May… is he a add at this point or hold off

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends who you’re dropping. Not sure the power will be the same when he returns…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • 183414 says:
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      I’d add before he returns. Not sure power will disappear.

  78. Jaca says:
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    Mornin Grey,

    Tried to deal Shaw and Puig (becnh bats) for Carrasco and was denied.

    Currently have trade offers out of Puig and Shaw for Wheeler, Berrios, Taillon, and Buehler.

    Assuming none of these owners bite, when is it okay to drop these guys? could be streaming/picking up some potential breakout pitching instead of letting these guys waste away on my bench (Caleb Smith was picked up as I am writing this)

    bonus question: Do you still like Voit over these 1B options?
    Votto
    Christian White Walker
    Profar

    Thanks man

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Maybe try to trade someone that’s hitting right now instead.

      Grey hates Votto, but I like him slightly more than Voit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  79. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hello i was offered Benintendi for Gracia Stanton……stanton is coming off dl next week i’m inclined to keep him. what do you all think?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Lennydykstraisjystmisunderstood says:
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        Thanks guts

  80. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Not that he’s been terrible so far, but I’m starting to think Carlos Correa just isn’t that good. I watch his ABs and just think “wtf is he doing” alot. I’m not completely writing him off, but he may not be a foundation piece that we thought he would be. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he hits a groove at some point and hits everything out for a month or two (6 weeks?)… But I don’t see the SBs, so think he’s Corey Seager with less average, at best

  81. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Not that he’s been terrible so far, but I’m starting to think Carlos Correa just isn’t that good. I watch his ABs and just think “wtf is he doing” alot. I’m not completely writing him off, but he may not be a foundation piece that we thought he would be. What do you think?

  82. Reaper of House Pitcherpocalypse says:
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    Starting Flaherty at home v MIL or Matz at home v PHI? SON has both in the positive but after each of their last starts, I am scared, and both against good teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

  83. Five-on-One says:
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    12 team, 5×5 league with weekly line-ups:

    1) for last P spot, do you prefer Lucchesi (@WAS, -$4.9), Woodruff (@NYM -$0.8), Bucholz (vSF -$3.5) or Chase Anderson (@NYM -$7.9)

    2) or would I be better off with a fourth RP like Parker instead any of the SP’s in 1.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Lucchesi for me
      2) Yea those aren’t great matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Yes

  84. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    Alonso 1b
    McNeil 2b
    Bregman ss
    Rendon 3b
    Ci Muncy
    Mi story
    Of betts Dahl Puig Frazier Eloy
    Util Smoak
    Bench DeShields ender turner
    P Bieber snell German Glasnow Caleb Smith
    Rp Hicks Swarzak colome Holland Jeffress

    Two questions:
    1 drop anyone to grab peacock for his 2 start week? (Or Weaver)
    2 cut McNeil for Wong?
    3 who to cut when ohtani comes back?
    4 Sano a worthwhile DL stash when ohtani comes back?
    Thanks!

    • Murph says:
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      Also have Travis shaw

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) DeShields
      2) Hold
      3) DeShields/Peacock
      4) Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  85. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Happy Monday!

    Yandy Diaz or Muncy? 12 tm h2h standard scoring with OPS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  86. zombie says:
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    D. Swanson’s feeling steady, but meh. Oddly difficult forgetting his real world draft position. Give Tucker a shot? Or stick with Dansby in that more productive lineup over the Pirates? All the SSs this season really is like never before. THANKS!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold unless you need steals

      • zombie says:
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        Thanks very much, DT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Tucker

  87. Kingslayer says:
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    Start Ryan McMahon (L) against projected pitchers:

    J. Hellickson (R)
    P. Corbin (L)
    A. Sanchez (R)
    M. Soroka (R)
    M. Fried (L)
    K. Gausman (R)

    **OR**

    Start Brandin Nimmo (L) against projected pitchers:

    J. Arrieta (R)
    Z. Eflin (R)
    V. Velasquez (R)
    C. Anderson (R)
    B. Woodruff (R)
    Z. Davies (R)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nimmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  88. Brian says:
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    Hi Grey!
    My team has been hit by the injury bug early and my pitching staff could use an improvement. I play in a 10 team H2H categories league in yahoo (5×5) (R, HR, RBI, SB, Batting AVG for hitters and W, Saves, K, ERA, WHIP for pitchers. I set the line up daily and have already made 13 out of the 40 adds we can make for the whole season. This is my team and where their position eligibility is. There are 5 bench spots available, I currently am using 4 out of 5 (just put A. Meadows on the DL today) and am using all 4 DL spots.

    C) O. Narvaez
    1B) C. Bellinger (1B, OF)
    2B) J. Baez (2B, 3B, SS)
    3B) H. Dozier (1B, 3B)
    SS) A. Mondesi (2B, SS)
    IF) C. Santana (1B, 3B)
    OF) D. Dahl
    OF)M. Betts
    OF) J. Pederson
    Utl) D. Vogelbach (1B)

    SP: J.Lucchesi
    SP:Domingo German
    SP: J. Flahery
    SP: P. Corbin
    SP: J. Musgrove
    RP: K. Yates
    RP: J. Hicks
    P: S. Doolittle

    5 Bench spots: R. McMahon (1B, 2B, 3B), T. Cahill (SP), K. Gibson (SP), V. Velasquez(SP)
    DL: A. Meadows (OF), G, Stanton(OF), M. Clevinger(SP), N. Eovaldi(SP)

    I feel like I need to make some trades for betting pitching or maybe I can try to grab a guy or two off the waiver wire? For pitchers on the waiver wire here are couple guys out there I’ve been looking at: Jon Gray, Wade Miley, Spencer Turnbull, Jeff Samardzija, Jakob Junis, M. Pineda, CC Sabathia, T.Mahle, Could you rank which one’s if any I should go for? I was thinking of picking W. Miley up for the week in hopes he gets a couple wins this week and helps with the ERA and WHIP. If trying to trade for pitching which pitchers would you suggest I target in trades?

    Thank you for your help and advice.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Jon Gray over Cahill.

      I think Kluber and Bieber are good trade targets today.

      • Brian says:
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        Thank you DT! I grabbed Jon Gray and tried to trade for Bieber but he wants my M. Betts for Bieber and AJ Pollock. Seems a bit much since who knows how long AJ stays healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Pederson (maybe throw in Doolittle) for Bieber?

      • Brian says:
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        Thank you Grey! I tried to trade for Bieber but he wants my M. Betts for his Bieber and AJ Pollock. Seems a bit much since who knows how long AJ stays healthy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s terrible

  89. OaktownSteve says:
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    Shout out to the guy in our NFBC league currently rocking a perfect 75 points on offense. AND he’s got Kris Bryant.

    • Dave D says:
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      Yeah, I noticed that too: Yelich, Narvaez and Joc have him on ‘roids. His pitching luckily is not looking great both now and going forward so hopefully he doesn’t run away with it. Pretty impressive though so far.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Oh and he’s got Tim Anderson. Team hit 22 homers last week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t moved my eyes above 14th place… One spot at a time!

  90. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Please rank:

    Sabbathia, Montana, Minor, Caleb Smith

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, Minor

  91. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Which would you start this week (H2H points) out of the following: Lucchesi @WAS vs. Hellickson, Paddack vs. SEA vs. Felix, Caleb Smith @PHI vs. Nola.

    Also, are you starting Boyd @BOS today in a regular roto league?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Paddack.

      Starting Boyd in most leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  92. Chris says:
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    Thoughts on dealing Rizzo to get Marte? Buying low on Marte with him on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  93. DonnieB says:
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    Lease rank these OF ROS:
    Jose Martinez
    Ian Desmond
    Hunter Renfroe
    Brett Gardner
    And for a reserve spot? Cole Tucker or Julio Urias?
    Thanks and have a greyt day!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Desmond, JoMart, Renfroe

      Apples to oranges…Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but Tucker

  94. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I own Blake Parker and Swarzak in 2 leagues – both 12 team, one H2H and the other Roto.

    In the H2H league, both Elias and Taylor Rogers are available and in the Roto, Rogers is available. Would I be better off consolidating by:

    1. Dropping Parker or Swarzak in the H2H and pick up the other part of the committee? If so, which one?

    2. Drop Swarzak in the Roto and pick up Rogers.

    Or hold because I probably have the better options in both bullpens.

    Thoughts appreciated.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold but none of them are great options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  95. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Alfaro over Posey for catcher still, correct?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alfraro for me. Play the hot hand in 10 team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  96. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, lose Peraza for Tucker? Grazie!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  97. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Just heard the news about Matt Shoemaker (torn ACL/Out for season) and now I need a replacement. These are my choices:

    Erik Swanson
    Antonio Senzatela
    Eric Lauer
    Adam Wainwright
    Aaron Brooks
    Lance Lynn
    Jared Eickhoff

    I’m leaning towards Swanson. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        Is Sam Gavilglio going into the rotation to replace Shoemaker? If he is would you drop Merill Kelly for him? Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or Reid-Foley, who is my bet

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            so Giviglio is staying the bullpen

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not sure, I haven’t heard, have you?

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Fantrax is saying Reid-Foley is a likely candidate. Thought Giviglio would be the right fit

  98. J-hova says:
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    No IL spots left, 10 team roto. Should I Drop Meadows for Walker or Tucker??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  99. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think you should feel a little better about Gibson. Looked good yesterday. I think he was just behind out of ST. You’ll take 6 with 6 Ks and 2 runs no Bb in this environment all day. Don’t give up yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Gibson in 75% of my leagues, so I can’t give up on him, even if I wanted to

  100. Cale Tesch says:
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    Only 4 Kris Bryant sucks references in other blurbs. I think you can do better than that!

    • Boze says:
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      Peraza is available in both of my leagues. Over whom would you pick him up over in each league? Note that in the first league I’m looking for players who will get the most runs

      League 1

      Winker
      Dozier
      Hampson

      League 2

      Hampson
      Inciarte

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Winker — Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cale: Haha

  101. Play Ball says:
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    Nice recap Grey.

    1. Lecerlc – manager came out in support of him after the game and said he’s still the closer. If he is or not still the closer, I think he’s a drop for Colome. Do you agree?

    2. Raisel Iglesias or Brasier? Iglesias seems to be rolling with 3 K’s in each of his last 3 outings.

    3. Do believe Nola is a top 10-15 SP still or is this an off year? His FIP, xFIP, SIERRA, BB/9 and HR/FB rate all look bad. But his BABIP is a little high and his strand rate is really low. I was thinking of trying to buy low and package something with Glasnow for Nola. Should I keep Glasnow and trust him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Raisel 2. I didn’t like him in the preseason, nothing’s changed… I’m worried

      • Play Ball says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

        1. I think I can get Nola for as little as just Clint Frazier now or try and move him for Raisel. Which would you do, if any?

        My current rotation is Buehler, Flaherty, Marquez, Carrasco, Glasnow, Folty (IL). Closers are Giles, Hicks and Leclerc. It’s a shallow 10-team roto using QS.

        2. If Raisel is unavailable would you drop Lecerlc for Strop or Colome? Morrow isn’t coming back for a while.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Sure, Clint 2. Strop

  102. Will says:
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    SON says start Matz at home vs Phils but I’m still nursing my wounds from his last start…we starting him tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  103. TImetosell says:
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    Hello!
    Keeper league question… I’ve had rizzo and goldy as $10 keepers for 5+ years now.. I have hunter dozier and max muncy that have 1b eligibility too.. wanting to move on from one of rizzo or goldy to improve my team for the future..

    Trades I’m thinking are:
    Give ($10) goldy and ryu for verlander/judge ($17)
    Give ($10) rizzo and ryu for verlander judge ($17)

    If the above don’t work what about trading verlander for a struggling Chris sale? Would that change your decision to trade?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge could be out for 6 weeks, and you’re trading for him? For what, future years?

  104. Johnson says:
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    Is Hampson droppable for Schoop. Already grabbed Cole Tucker for steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  105. Bucktail30 says:
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    Keep forever dynasty OBP league….currently trying to fill the hole that Rizzo is leaving at 1b.

    Voit or Christian Walker until Rizzo comes around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  106. Silent Heat says:
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    Are you coming around on Lyles yet?

    I figured out Ray Searage. He makes everyone good. He makes mediocre pitchers good and he makes great pitchers good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice… Yeah, I like Lyles, started him last time out in a 12 teamer

  107. Db says:
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    Getting killed in fantasy this year need some help on waivers
    C Alfaro
    1b Encarnacion
    2b momdesi
    3b Eduardo Escobar
    If Moreland
    Ss Lindor
    Of Margot, soler, laureano, Betts
    Util Cruz, pinder
    Bench Moreland
    DL Murphy NA Vlad

    On waivers
    Renato Nunez, Cole tucker, Jose Martinez, Danny santana,
    Josh reddick, Ryan Zimmerman (Coors), Peraza, Thames,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Jo-Ma, Reddick, Zimmer over Margot, Laureano, Moreland and Pinder

  108. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Arrieta at NYM tonight?

    Start Flaherty at home versus Brewers tonight?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Appreciate ya!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. shibboleth says:
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    Tucker or Peraza ROS?

    Also, anyone sitting Flaherty tonight?

    You guys rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza — Start Flaherty

  110. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Fried or Mikolas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mikolas

  111. Andrew Eaton says:
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    Do we think Wacha pitches well AGAIN against Milwaukee tmw for the third, count em, third time already this season?

    @Mil 6IP, 7K, 1 ER
    @Mil W, 6 IP, 7, 2 ER

    now has them at St Louis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. Gotime says:
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    Would you drop Barnes for either Buttrey or Kelley or hold (own Iglesias and Alvarado for closers)

    • Gotime says:
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      Also Cole Tucker, drop any of McNeil or Kike for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley for now — Tucker over Kike

  113. costaricanchata says:
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    @ grey :

    re: bregman blurb
    so that’s your take ?
    the 1st round for 2020 drafts will be cancelled ??

    ok … i’ll watch .

    i’m just waiting on the addison extension
    to see if the podcast universe really does explode .

    zager and evans .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, maybe, Big O!

      Addison extension won’t happen

  114. Perfect Game says:
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    In what order

    Happ, Rodin, Gausman

    • Perfect Game says:
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      Rodon – not Rodin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Rodon

  115. vee says:
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    sup grey

    i did in fact draft Yelich and Bellinger, hence my team name Chrody Yelichnger. in Canada our lotto goes up to only $50M anyway. $50M CAD.

    with all that being said, you starting Happ @ LAA today?

    cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could’ve been a millionaire, damn!

      I’m starting Happ, might be last time forever

  116. prey879 says:
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    Start Matt Boyd @BOS? He’s been dominant so far but Red Sox seemed to come back alive this past weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. Licketty Splits says:
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    I got a crazy trade offer in a dynasty league ….definitely competing this year. Seems like every trade is a go since it is dynasty
    My Kirilloff & Luis Robert for his M Chapman & Merrifield
    I could use some help at 2B with Schoop & Peraza there ….Chapman is solid but I have Arenado @ 3B but 2 Utility slots
    I got to take this offer …right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  118. Thundershoe says:
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    Hey Grey, Thanks for kicking off my Monday with a bunch of laughs!

    A. La Stella or J. Peraza over B. Dozier? Are the days gone where Dozier goes bonkers in the second half and is worth the wait?

    B. Swap out Kikuchi for Swanson, VV, or Soroka?

    C. Would you take any of the following over Miggy and/or Muncy (in a points league where Ks are -1): H. Dozier, C. Walker, Bauers, JD Davis?

    D. How concerning are thumb sprains like Meadows’, even if they’re on the less severe side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Dozier’s about to go to Coors, right? Hold for now B. Swanson C. Dozier over Miggy D. I think he’ll be fine in 10 days

  119. Charlie Harper says:
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    Neris Parker Jeffress Kelley. Who’s the drop out of these 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  120. Thundershoe says:
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    Oh, edit to B. Would you swap out Kikuchi OR M. Pineda for Swanson, VV, Soroka, L. Weaver, or D. Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Would you drop Kikuchi or Pineda for Swanson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pineda

  121. Pat says:
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    Would you drop any of Leclerc, Diego Castillo, Ryan Pressly, or Blake Parker for Jeremy Jeffress in a Sv+H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc

  122. dmax04 says:
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    Points league – UT/bench depth – toss 2:

    Devers
    Donaldson
    Suarez
    Muncy (almost has 2B availability)
    McMahon
    Tatis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers, McMahon

  123. AP says:
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    Well, I’m in fantastic shape right now as my closers are Cody Allen, Leclerc, and Kimbrel.

    /kill me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I feel your pain

  124. Martin says:
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    N/L only 10 team auction dynasty league. Currently in 1st. Trying to win for 3 year in a row. I hadn’t made a pickup all year and was 1st in waiver wire so was able to add tucker. Here is my current team

    C Cervelli
    1B Carpenter
    2B Shaw
    SS Story
    MI Wong
    3B Suarez
    CI J Turner
    OF Yelich Acuna Joc Puig A.Jones
    U Tucker and C Walker
    Bench Bats Quinn Desalco Flores Crawford Pache

    P Nola, L Castillo, Jansen, W smith, Maeda, J Gray, Paddack, Richards, Woodruff

    Bench Pitchers Matz Miller P lopez Roark Conley

    Where would you look to improve or would you just sit tight? I have a 24 point lead. If you were to make an offer for a stud starting pitcher like a Corbin or Strasburg, what would you offer or do you think my pitching is good enough to do nothing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc/Richards for Corbin?

  125. Hugman says:
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    Greysy (and Donkey Teethy),
    What do I do with Happ?
    I dropped him. Then he had a favorable streamy rating vs LAA today so i grabbed him again. I also felt like dropping him was premature, and something I’d regret. Today, however, Streamy has him in the negative, SO…
    Short term: sit or start today vs Angels?
    Long term: hold or release? He’s currently clogging up my stream hole.
    Thank youuuuuuu.

    • Hugman says:
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      Sorry, just searched the comments. Im gonna guess your answers now: start, release.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he negative on SON? Ugh… I don’t know, I’m starting him, but my leagues where I have him are deep

  126. Twins Peaker says:
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    Which catcher do you like ROS? Pts:

    Barnes
    Astudillo
    Garver
    Chirinos
    Narvaez
    Wolters

    Or take a zero, leave them all on the ww, and sleep like a baby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  127. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    I own Billy Hamilton for the first time. 59 FAAB in NFBC. Start him 50% of the time or less. Use him when Nelson Cruz is in NL parks. Stuff like that. Hope to get 15-20 steals with good luck. Bump up a few places in steals hopefully without a big hit on the other counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I’ve owned him once, last year, it was not fun

  128. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    I know its early but justin turner looks like a bust. Would you cut turner for yandi diaz or jd davis in a 12 teamer?

    Also yasiel puig, whats your patience like with him? Its hard to carry bench bats and starting him is killing me. In a utility spot would you cut puig for leonys martin, jd davis or yandi diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Turner — Holding Puig for at least 2 months

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        Thanks.

        Does Renato Nunez do anything for you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  129. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Matz – vs phi, vs mil
    L Weaver – @ pit, vs chc
    Glasnow – @ bos
    Caleb – @ phi
    Porcello – vs det

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Weaver

  130. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, can you rank these guys for me please in a shallow 10-team 5×5 mixed league please? No category or stat needed, just overall value:

    1) H Dozier, T Shaw, M Franco, Winker, Peraza

    2) Quintana, Peacock, Luchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Shaw, Peraza, Dozier 2. You did

  131. citizen5 says:
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    Add Dozier and drop Profar or Y Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  132. Woah says:
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    Who is the best player from this list in terms of maximizing runs?

    Peraza
    C. Tucker
    Mazara
    DSJ
    Grichuk
    Yandy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • Woah says:
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        Thanks. I’m gonna look out for him to clear waivers tonight. I own Winker and Hampson at the moment. If Peraza isn’t available, is there anybody from this list you would pick to replace one of the two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tucker

  133. Boh says:
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    Who is your absolute favorite player from this list up to this point in the year? No needs

    Peraza
    Avisail
    Yandy
    Renato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  134. Luke says:
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    Grey,

    Would you move Daniel Murphy for Justin Smoak and Rich Hill?

    Also, I own Judge, Turner, Clevinger and Rendon (hopefully he’s fine.) I don’t have a question, I just needed to share my deep pain.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  135. Rob says:
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    10 team h2h league : with the idea that his innings will be managed carefully, limiting his wins and quality starts, should I trade Paddack for Franmil Reyes/Senzel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  136. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you drop seranthony for Kelley? I have neris already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  137. DonnieB says:
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    Please rank for DH:
    Cole Tucker
    DJ LeMaheui
    Jose Martinez
    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Jo-Ma

  138. Ron Swanson says:
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    Top 3 waiver adds to replace Aaron Judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Yelich, Bellinger

      • William Hung says:
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        Disagree: Conforto, Nimmo, and Lagares

  139. DonnieB says:
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    Should I hold as a reserve Julio Urias or Nick Senzel?

  140. Todd25 says:
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    Small Sample size analysis of Gallo’s hot start (stoked because i own him and aguilar, so he’s been my stopgap):

    Stat Line #1
    2019 — barrel% 32.5%, exit vel 98.8, launch 18.2, hardhit% 65%, bb% 14.5%, hr/fb 53%
    2018 — barrel% 22.5%, exit vel 93.9, launch 21.6, hardhit% 49%, bb% 12.8%, hr/fb 27%
    so there looks to be improvements like launch angle so far, hes hitting more line drives, but that hr/fb ratio is way inflated.

    Stat Line #2
    2019 — Oswing% 26.3%, Zswing% 69.3%, swing% 44.1%, swstr% 16.9%
    2018 — Oswing% 32.2%, Zswing% 74.4%, swing% 48.3%, swstr% 18.4%
    So far he seems to be chasing less and even a bit more selective. Well be interesting to see if any of this holds or if its just a hot start. I saw part of the game yesterday, the sac fly looked intentional, and then another ab where he showed great bat control and pulled one down the line into the corner that plated 2.

    Stat Line #3
    2019 — GB/FB .93, LD% 27.5%, Pull% 57.5%, BABIP .313
    2018 — GB/FB .59, LD% 20.6%, Pull% 45.1%, BABIP .249
    so as the others suggest, there is some due regression, but the increase in LD and Pull could be encouraging. maybe if some improvements hold he hits .230 this year???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, good stuff, Todd!

    • OaktownSteve

      OaktownSteve says:
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      Good post man. Like to see stuff like this in the comments. The Rangers radio guys seem to think he’s a better hitter now. Better ABs. I saw him a couple of times. Be interested to see the splits. One of the games I saw he looked pretty lost against a tough lefty with a breaking ball. But other times I’ve seen him look pretty locked in. If I had to pick one guy in the league for a long distance homer competition I think it would be him.

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        thanks bro… so far RHP .286/.407/.755 in 59 PAs, and vs LHP .267/.294/.667 in 17 PAs… not a huge difference in the small sample size… but there is a 62.5/37.5% pull split, so hes definitely handling rhp better so far, albeit super small sample.

  141. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you trade yandy and walker for Shaw or carpenter in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Shaw 1st

      • wwekoda2020 says:
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        Would you trade those two for Muncy ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • wwekoda2020 says:
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            Thanks grey sent offers out for all 3

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  142. Scott says:
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    Yo, Grey…Happy Easter!

    Mixed H-2-H, standard 5×5, plus BB and 2B. Looking for a 1B for my bench (to cover when Goldy & Carp have days off…or are slumping). Any of these guys stand out over the others? Thanks!

    R. Zimmerman, L. Voit, I. Desmond, M. Moreland, D. Vogelbach, CJ Cron, Mig Cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Zimm in Coors this week is good

      • Scott says:
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        Thanks. Thoughts on long-term value for the rest of the season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Voit

  143. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    I got offered Moncada + Robles for my Soto + Votto.

    Rest of my offense is:
    Yadier
    Hoskins
    Mondesi
    Machado
    Villar
    Harper
    J.D Martinez
    Clint Frazier
    Mazara
    Muncy
    Christian Walker
    Cole Tucker

    Keeper league roto 5×5

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  144. Andre says:
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    Are you guys dropping Semien for Tucker in a 10tm OBP league? I read that he takes walks but couldn’t find his Walk rate/ strikeout rate from the minors besides AAA and that was a really small sample.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  145. Jimmy says:
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    Franmil or Ketel Marte ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  146. Cable says:
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    H/H points….1pt per k..10pt per W..2pt per IP -1per Run -.5 per hit & walk

    would you trade Tanaka & Freed for G Cole

    • Cable says:
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      -5 per L

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  147. I E says:
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    Would you drop LeClerc and/or Alvarado for any of these guys?

    Parker
    Neris
    Swarzak
    Diego Castillo
    Kelley
    Pressley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc for Parker

  148. Daniel Moran says:
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    I have a glut of 1b and power, offer Voit for tucker? I could really use MI speed

    Yahoo 5×5 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds ok

  149. Scott says:
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    Dynasty league, which side is better value?

    Side A: George Springer, Eddie Rosario

    Side B: Wander Franco, Bubba Thompson, Nolan Jones, Brusdar Graterol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  150. Hometown Heroes says:
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    I was pumped this weekend in my 12 team AL only keeper league as I was able to trade Verlander, Kepler and J Polanco for Whit Merrifield, Trout and Peacock. Literally like 10 minutes later, Judge is hurt and Austin Meadows is on the DL. I hate FB!

    Question- would you trade Deshields for Leclerc? I currently don’t have a closer and I picked up some stolen w/ the trade I mentioned above. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  151. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Syndergaard and Happ were both dropped in my Yahoo public league. I have the #3 waiver claim. Would you drop any of my current SP for either of them?

    P. Corbin
    C. Carrasco
    G. Márquez
    Z. Wheeler
    J. Lucchesi
    E. Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi for Thor

      • William Hung says:
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        wow i thought i had #shallowleagueproblems

        • Scandalous Bob says:
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          Yeah, definitely not what I’d call a highly competitive league. Rosario was also dropped after his slow start. He’s only got 6 HR in 7 games since he was picked up off waivers. Maybe I should save my waiver claim for when Sale or Kluber get dropped…

  152. Ron Pridgen says:
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    I’ve gone waiver wire pickup CRAZY! This is an 8-team points league where every offensive stat is only 1 point and K’s are -.5.

    C – Y. Molina
    2B/SS – Bregman
    2B/SS – Machado
    1B/3B – Goldschmidt
    1B/3B – Rizzo
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – Ozuna
    OF – Haniger
    UTIL – Cruz
    UTIL – Abreu
    UTIL – P. Alonso

    BE – McCutchen
    BE – D. Santana
    BE – DeJong
    BE – H. Dozier
    BE – C. Walker
    BE – C. Frazier

    1) If I need an open roster spot or two, who are the first 2 I should look at dropping?
    2) Should any of these players be dropped for Cole Tucker?
    3) Should any of these players be dropped for Winker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Walker, Frazier 2. No 3. No

  153. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Need to drop 1 – C. Walker, Smoak, P. Alonso, Abreu, H. Dozier?

    • Earl says:
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      I would say Smoak for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  154. U says:
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    Here’s the hitting right now. I’m in a 12 team roto league

    Alfaro
    Belly
    Baez
    Shaw
    Xander
    H. Dozier
    Mondesi
    Voit
    Yelich
    Domingod
    Dahl
    Hampson
    C. Tucker

    IL: Odor

    I’m looking to catch up in runs. Any moves you would make? Here’s what’s available

    Winker
    Peraza
    DSJ
    Yandy
    Mazara
    Renato
    DeShields
    Jo-Ma
    Grichuk
    Brett the Gardener
    Laureano (oh how the mighty have fallen)
    Adames
    Bader (hold until he comes back)
    Polanco (hold until he comes back)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  155. MikeZ says:
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    I have to drop one of the following SPs in my 12 team 5×5 roto league (no bench, everybody starts): Darvish, Luke Weaver, Brad Peacock, Lucchesi. Leaning toward Darvish, but he also seems to have the highest ceiling. I could be convinced that any of these guys is the right one to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  156. Earl says:
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    Just trying to decide for weekly 5×5 roto who my starters from following should be (need to pick 3 from these 5):

    1) Buehler @cubs
    2) Domingo German @Angels and @Giants
    3) Erik Swanson @Padres and home against Rangers
    4) Lucchesi @Nats
    5) Robbie Ray home against Cubs

    I am leaning towards first three myself. Kind of like the 2 starts each for German and Swanson.
    Not sure why thinking about this so much as pitching has been horrible crap shoot anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The 1st three

  157. rhodyballer says:
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    Any advice on Kimbrel at this point? Been holding the lil leprechaun since draft day – when I snagged him with a late round pick. Hold still?

    Or mix and match options like Strop, Swarzak, etc to cobble SAGNOF together? Luckily a one Mr. Shane Greene is carrying the load for me currently.

    All the guys in my League are HUGE SAWX fans and I know CK will be scooped right away (though no one will trade for him).

    Safe to drop for Cole Tucker and bench the icy Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza was moved to leadoff spot this weekend and had a decent weekend — better, a little — If Strop’s available in your league, you don’t need to hold Kimbrel

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Thanks. A few dudes punted saves so Neris, Strop, Swarzak, roeniselias, Jeffress, all available…

        Stick with Strop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Strop

  158. William Hung says:
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    The way Tormund looks at Brienne is how I look at my batters this week now that everyone is healthy:
    C- Contreras
    1B- Bellinger
    2B- Mondesi
    3B- Shaw
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Benintendi, Dahl
    UTIL-Story
    B- Pete Alonso
    DL- Upton

    Now if only Shaw realizes that the regular season has started…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • William Hung says:
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        On the flip flop side: Here are my pitchers for this week –
        SPs – Minor, Peacock, Lucchesi, Glasnow, Fried, Marquez
        SAGNOF – Alvarado, Brasier, Holland, Neris, Strop, Swarzak

        Realized when I asked you last night to pick between Swarzak or Neris, I had Matt Barnes not getting me any saves – so he was my drop.

        What do you think of Lucchesi? Worth holding over in favor of someone like: Mikolas, Hendricks, Jon Gray, Junis, Tyson Ross?

        I’m hoping to have some good fortune with 2 starts each from Minor and Peacock this week. SON appears to like them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hendricks

  159. Steve says:
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    10T mixed 5×5

    Kiké, McMahon, Smoak, Walker, A Gordon

    Which are the top 2 at UTIL?

    Thanks

    • Earl says:
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      Walker and either Kike or Gordon (probably Kike)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Kike

  160. Psychocandy says:
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    Do I still make this trade despite the Kids slow start and injury to Snell?

    My Garret Cole and waiver adds Vogelbach,Galvis and Fried

    For

    Mondesi and Snell?

    Oh and I would get a 5 Rd pick increase too…

    With extra roster spots can add Frazier, McMahon, Weaver, MBoyd, and inj Kingery is avail too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell side

  161. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I’m with you on the weird Thames/Augilar thing. I don’t trust either one.

    Please rank top 3 ROS OBP league: Margot, Duggar, Grichuk, Reddick, Pence, Naquin, JBJ, Fletcher, Tauchman, H.Renfroe, Canha, and Parra.

    Also, when Vladdy Daddy Junior Schmaddy comes up to take over 3b, does my Eduardo Escobar go to the bench or take his SS elig into this mix I have with Adames SS, Galvis MI, and Cole Tucker at U and send one of these three to the bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, JBJ, Grichuk

      Adames to bench

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  162. Earl says:
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    Time to see if I am locked in to the Grey mindset?

    Who would you start at 3b, CI and Utility from these 4:
    Matt Chapman
    Hunter Dozier
    Renato Nunez
    Eugenio Suarez

    I am thinking the 1st 3 since Suarez does not seem to have it going consistently yet.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Nunez

      • Earl says:
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        Why do you not say Nunez (3b Baltimore)? Is it because it is Baltimore??

        He has been pretty hot hitter lately (much more so than Suarez).

        Just curious why? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Suarez hit 2 HRs this weekend, wouldn’t say he’s cold

          • Earl says:
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            True enough.

            Over past week, here is following (runs, hr, rbi, avg)

            Suarez 4-2-3 around .155 avg
            Nunez 5-3-7 around .355 avg
            Chapman 1-1-3 around .355 avg
            Dozier 4-3-4 around .365 avg

            guess it might depend on which stats one favours/needs the most

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re all hot

  163. hanklongball says:
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    Dear Grey,

    I fell for the siren songs of Darvish and Pivetta in the 13th/14th rounds and now I’m in last in ERA/WHIP. As a result, I’m trying to change course in a 12-team QS league by loading up on high K bullpen arms. Right now, the pitching is: Marquez, Wheeler, Darvish, Lyles, Jon Gray, Hader, Sereanthony, Nick Anderson, Castillo, Minter.

    Someone dropped Barnes and I’m thinking of adding him to get the ERA/WHIP down and build up the K/9. Would you drop Darvish, Lyles, or Gray for Barnes, or should I hold on and pray for a turnaround?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  164. Coole says:
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    Here’s the squad. 12 teams points league

    C: Alfaro
    1B: Bellinger
    2B: Shaw
    SS: Peraza
    3B: Muncy
    IF: Mondesi
    OF: Trout
    OF: D. Santana
    OF: Dahl
    OF: Inciarte
    UTIL: Bryant

    IL: Segura

    No specific needs I from what I can see, but based on what you see, any moves I should make? Here’s what’s available

    Desmond
    Nimmo
    Marwin
    Jo-Ma
    Hampson
    JBJ
    Grichuk
    Winker
    Renfroe
    Yandy
    Wendle
    Avisail
    Soler
    DeShields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  165. rhodyballer says:
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    Ender or Buxton ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Buxton for me

  166. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Who rides the bench this week from the below?

    1. Hampson ($7.7 tron mostly due to 3 games in COL against non-Scherz/Stras WSH pitchers, then 3 @ATL)

    2. Goodrum ($11.2 despite a big negative for Sale, which might not be appropriate given Sale’s production …. [email protected] 3 v CHW)

    3. Keke ($6, 3 @CHC 3 v PIT)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  167. Earl says:
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    Also curious what people think of following trade:

    Give Tatis Jr to get Jean Segura. According to Trade Analyzer this is very much in favour of Segura side but I feel it is much closer and especially with Segura on DL now.

    Was thinking if I wanted to do this at all, of trying to get something more out of it in a 2 for 2 deal.

    Thanks for input

  168. Bob says:
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    I am in a weekly league and only have 3 spots for these 4 guys. Who’s the man out? Conforto, Haniger, Alonso, Ozuna.

    • Bob says:
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      Pete Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  169. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    I need to pick one to start all week in my weekly league:

    Soler – 3 home, 3 away
    DeShizz – 7 away
    Franmill Reyes – 2 home, 3 away

    Category needs are kinda everything

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  170. KarlJ says:
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    Want to activate Rich Hill for this week
    Drop Woodruff or Trevor Richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  171. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Grey, SON love Junis this week at TB +17$ and isn’t fully hot on Boyd with two starts @BOS -12 @CWS +12……. Junis has been off so far but holding….. not sure if he deserves the +17 against Tampa right now. Who do you sit between those two this week.

    Would you start Marquez (Washington at Coors) over either of those?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis — German over him

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        so to be clear- you are saying you’d sit Junis….. but you’d play German over Boyd?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start German and Boyd, but sit Junis… If only one, you have to start Boyd

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            alright…… I’m sorry, i’m gonna have to do this….
            Taillon v ARI
            Flaherty vMIl vCIN
            Bieber @HOU
            Musgrove vARI @LAD
            Boyd @BOS @CWS
            GERMAN Marquez- v WASH
            Lucchesi- @WASH
            Caleb Smith @PHI
            Junis @TB

            which five do you start this week?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Taillon v ARI
              Flaherty vMIl vCIN
              Musgrove vARI @LAD
              Boyd @BOS @CWS
              GERMAN Marquez- v WASH

  172. Scooterboy says:
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    Would you drop Brandon Lowe or Travis Shaw for Tucker? Thank You !!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  173. Licketty Splits says:
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    Weekly pitching lineups:
    Do you dare start Glanow @ Bos (son -8)
    other choices are Woodruff @ NYM (7.2)
    Merrill K @ Pit (0.1)
    or just plug Barnes in there & hope for a save or two?

    seems like Glasnow is an ace ….too risky??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Glasnow

  174. kilkennybrian says:
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    Going to try and waiver CTucker, although my chances are low. Also want to offer Kimbrel for Brasier, and will have to drop someone since I’ll be replacing the NA spot.

    12 team league ops 6×6, who’s the first two guys I can drop?

    TBeckham, Braun, Jo-Ma, KMarte, DSmith, Choo, Franmil?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo, Braun

  175. toolshed says:
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    Are you worried about shaw? He is striking out a ton. I really liked him coming into this year due to him being undervalued and his positional eligibility. I even reached a little for him on draft day. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’m worried

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      yes i did also in 3 leagues,loved his 2nd base eligibility

  176. Ben says:
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    These 3 guys are available, who would you grab? Christian Walker, Hunter Dozier, and Clint Frazier…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

      • Ben says:
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        Thanks. That was my first instinct as well. Judge going down made me start thinking about Frazier a bit though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  177. JP says:
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    Would you trade G. Marquez/Smoak/G. Polanco for D. Peralta and Encarnacion (or Josh Bell)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  178. kilkennybrian says:
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    Trying to buy a litte low on Peraza

    Which of these guys would you give for him? Name multiple if you would, need to negotiate
    Profar, Semien, Hampson, could even try Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give any of these guys

  179. rhodyballer says:
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    Please pick dos por favor! ROS:

    Jo-Ma
    C. Tucker
    Franmil
    Winker
    Stripling
    Odor
    Ender
    Schwarber
    Nimmo

    5×5 Roto

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are your needs? Really ROS? Ender, Odor

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Thx….no needs specifically. In 1st currently – thanks to the Grey Method.

        Awesome site! Love the ad-free option.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem!

  180. Michael DePinto says:
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    Lost a heart breaker in H2H last night. Made a miraculous comeback to tie but then Lindor hit a HR last night right before they benched him in a blow out so I lost due to his RBI. Killer.

    Two questions please in 10-team H2H league…hits and walks no AVG or OBP.

    1) Do you prefer Hunter Dozier or Brandon Lowe?

    2) Catcher help: Astudillo (Who I LOVE but doesn’t play enough!), Welington Castillo, Phegley, Christian Vazquez, Chirinos or Garver?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dozier 2. Beef

  181. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Cole Tucker playing time is secure for how long? Im asking because you made recommendation about dropping Lowe for Cole Tucker. Just curious if you meant for the near term or what. Thanks for your help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he flames out, maybe he’s sent down in a month… Pirates have no reason to not start him, and he’s great with glove

  182. Lucky Dog says:
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    Not to defend Teheran, because F that dude, seriously. But (gulp) in his defense, he pitched much better than his line indicates. He nibbled as usual, but he got out of a bases loaded jam in the 1st with back to back K’s, and he cruised for a few innings before putting 2 on with 2 out. He struck out a batter, then a hero emerged from the bullpen to get just one more out, who promptly allowed both runs to score with 2 straight hits. More actually, but those were both charged to Julio. Teheran was heard muttering, “shit, I coulda done *that*”

    Like I said, Teheran wasn’t great, but he wasn’t as bad as the line looked.

    Bieber was absolutely terrible. I had him & Freud going, thinking, “cool, just a nice 2-1 or 1-0 game to help my WHIP & QS” wait what, nooooooooooo!

    Apparently deGrom played catch / long toss, and his elbow is feeling better. Word is his strep throat had him worn down and he was just experiencing general soreness. Hopefully he’s ok. (Prayer emoji)

    Week 1: over a 1.5 week span my ERA was 1.49 with a SUB-1 WHIP. I am a FBB guru, all of my SP picks & sleepers worked out and all should bow to my mastery.

    Week 3: my ERA is eleventy gillion, with a WHIP around infinity. I am Ruprect the Monkey Boy, and you should all be wondering why there’s a cork on my fork. “Not mother?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, my Weeks 1-3 are your Week 3

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Man – in the span of a week I lost deGrom, Meadows & now Eloy, plus Clevenger & Voz if you count last week. Don’t care about the closer – already gained 2 since but the rest are brutal.

        Gonna be a loooooong year if that trend keeps up.

        Odor was dropped – I assume he’s worthy of a grab / hold?

        – Ruprect the Monkey Boy
        (Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d grab if can stash

  183. Michael DePinto says:
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    DeGrom Injury Timeline:

    Thursday: Feels pain in his right elbow playing catch.

    Friday: Mets inform media of injury, place DeGrom on IL and then schedule MRI. (Everyone with a brain assuming the MRI would take place with hours or the next morning.

    Saturday: Mets inform media that they couldn’t get an MRI appointment from Thursday until Monday. (Really think about that for a second…500 plus hospitals in the NY area…thousands of doctors…a billion dollar organization who is partners with a hospital). Then they let DeGrom play catch and say he felt better after a arm massage.

    Sunday: DeGrom plays catch again. Mets proclaim him to be fine and announce the MRI may now be cancelled.

    Listen I root for some dumb teams (i.e. Knicks) but this is pure incompetence when it comes to your best player and one of the 2 or 3 best pitchers in baseball. Just give him the damn MRI…how much could it possibly cost?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it’s so ludicrously stupid

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      wow,maybe the METH/CRACK epidemic has reach the mets organization,thats crazy

  184. Jason says:
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    Once Senzel gets the call, do you prefer him or Maikel Franco in a 12 team H2H? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  185. Jombob says:
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    Grey!
    Who wins?

    Tatis Jr, ryu, and benintendi
    For Nola and Bryant
    H2h points league

    I’d be getting Nola side. Gregory Polanco is a free agent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis

  186. Uline says:
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    Hampson or Peraza ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  187. Brian says:
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    Would you drop one of these guys to pick up Tucker?

    A. Cabrera, Kiki, Smith Jr,

    I have Peraza and Inciarte riding the bench.

    Also drop Dick Lovelady for Chase Anderson?

    In need of SP had Clevenger and Cobbler.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal — Sure, Chase

  188. kilkennybrian says:
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    In a 10 team league with daily moves, I have JAlfaro has my catcher. Am I better off streaming the position? Or worth grabbing and holding one of these guys-
    Astudillo, Barnes, Beef, Cervelli, Garver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  189. Primetime says:
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    10 team keeper league OBP k/9

    Grey would you try to trade Kershaw for Tatis? Obviously my team is stacked right now but I am thinking long term.

    Turtle
    Freeman
    Moncada
    Arenado
    Story
    Conforto
    Ozuna
    Castillious
    Bellinger

    Nola
    Taillon
    Bieber
    Luchese
    Glasnow

    Kershaw
    Gray S
    German

    Bench offense
    Albies
    Moose
    Domingo
    Joc
    Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  190. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    I picked up the White Walker this weekend to fill in for Austin Meadows while he is on the DL. Joc Pederson’s still available though… so:

    Walker or Pederson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  191. Nitro says:
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    10 team pts league:

    McNeil (2b, 3B, OF) or T Shaw (2b, 3B)

    Can a case be made for McNeil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  192. Bobby Baratheon says:
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    Joey Wendle or Freddy Galvis in a 14 team 5×5 league? I need a SS for Trea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wendle

  193. Danny almonte says:
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    I know, I needs based, but sending K. Hendricks (2021) for Mancini (2022) fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  194. Five-on-One says:
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    Gibson vBAL ($12.8) or Eickhoff vMIA ($7.5)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  195. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Need to drop one or two pitchers if/when Folty and Lester come back. What order would you drop them?

    My pitching:

    Flaherty, Caleb Smith, Michael Pineda, Maeta, Arrieta, Luchessi, Chase Anderson

    16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Pineda

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  196. Gotime says:
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    Maeda was supposed to pitch @ Cubs and vs Pit – but with Rich Hill coming back Sunday would you bench Maeda (@ Cubs) and start Hill? H2H categories QS/W

    • Gotime says:
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      Or can start Ed-Rod vs Det and bench Maeda/Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Ed-Rod

  197. fausto

    fausto says:
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    looking for a sagnofy bench bat who you got?
    delino
    hampson
    peraza
    danny santana

    delino seems to have the longest leash but i really try to cram most of my SB into MI slots and hampson, peraza, santana fit that bill what say you?
    thanks

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      inciarte was just dropped as well…looking for steals first though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  198. SephMeier says:
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    How likely is Chavis to gain 2b eligibility in a league that requires 20 games played at the position?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s 2nd baseman for forseeable future unless he flops

  199. Evil Knebel says:
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    Traded my Nola for Bryant and Eloy. Had to drop Peraza. Leaves my roster construction a mess but that’s way too much value to pass up isnt it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  200. negatto says:
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    Need to drop one with Dahl coming back.

    Who is the drop for this week, Laureano or Winker?

    Do we also like Tucker over both of the above moving forward?

    • negatto says:
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      Tim Beckham is also available along with Tucker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both and grab Tucker

  201. RoarOf84 says:
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    Trade advice, please! 10-team categories league where each team can keep up to 8 players.

    Would you trade Eloy and Domingo for JD Martinez? My team started off 0-3 and should compete this year but I don’t want to mortgage my future at the same time. I think I have enough young talent to offset losing Eloy long term. JD would be a big boost for my lineup. What do you think?

    If the season ended today, my keepers would probably be:
    Acuna
    Bregman
    Machado
    Bryant
    Correa
    Sale
    Mondesi
    Eloy
    Other keeper options would include Flaherty and Dahl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. Kelly Denzik says:
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    yahoo is real funny,a late april fools that had me happy for a minute,,tried to make a waiver claim but it said Trea Turner is in an IL position but is no longer on the IL,Well it still wont let me make a transaction but it shows him on IL,All in all i just wanted Turner back

    • Steve says:
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      Close app and restart it.

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        its doing it on both my laptop and phone,ill try that though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I wish!

      • Steve says:
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        Worked for me…

  203. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Interesting offer,
    My Trea Turner for his Paddock, Kluber, Treinen.
    H2h 10 team.
    Whatcha say brother?

    • peacecoast says:
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      trea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  204. Dave D says:
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    Btw, the Chris Mullin comment was hilarious. I still remember moving to the bay area during his prime and he was worshipped. He doesn’t change anything. Talk about consistency, and that’s rather unlike the recently demoted Cedric Mullins. Maybe he siould temive the”s” from his name to be more like C(hris) Mullin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  205. peacecoast says:
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    hi sir

    drop ramon or keep the faith? have frazier, verdugo, alex gordon (lol), pinder on the wire

    • peacecoast says:
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      how much bid on clint?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        $6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clint Frazier is fine

  206. Jason Murray says:
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    Stick with Nola vs. MIA, or go with either Sabathia @ LAA or Swanson @ SD until Nola gets things figured out? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Nola vs. MIA

  207. crimedog says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey…can you please rank your top2 out of Soler, Greg polonco, avisail. Jose Martinez, grichuck and reddick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank looks fine for top 2

  208. Steve says:
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    More save chance, Lovelady or Kelley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  209. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start one of the following. HT likes Bryant, but not sure how long i can keep throwing him out there….

    Bryant – 3 vs lad, 3 @ ari
    Voit – 4 @ laa, 3 @ sf
    McNeil – 3 vs phi, 3 vs mil
    Swanson – 3 @ cin, 3 vs col

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  210. Brett says:
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    Current of and utility
    Bennitendi
    Acuna
    Domingo Santana
    Hoskins
    Dahl
    Robles

    I have peraza on my bench and polanco on the il. Activate polanco today and cut peraza or wait until Wednesday and cut peraza for Didi and swap him with polanco then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can do it today

  211. RotoSlayer says:
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    I’m a LeClerc and Allen owner in a Holds as a category and Saves as a separate category. I have an open spot due to a trade. Would you pick up Kelley, Buttery or Adam Morgan?

    Also Garver,A. Barnes, Alfaro, Chirinos, Vasquez, or Beef in a 6X6? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttrey — Alfaro

  212. Warren Loegering says:
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    Dahl or Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  213. James says:
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    What is fair value for Vlad Jr in a trade? I’m thinking a top 25 bat. Too piggish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 25 seems about right

  214. southside dom says:
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    standard 5×5 H2H

    -Pick 2 of Jesus Aguilar ($2.3), Christian Walker ($-5.7), and Vogelbach ($-0.9) to start at 1B/CI
    -Start Travis Shaw ($3.1) or Hampson ($8.0) at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Vogel

      Hampson

  215. Boo says:
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    Greg Polanco over any of the following?

    League 1

    Inciarte
    Peraza

    League 2

    Hampson
    H. Dozier
    C. Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender…Hampson

  216. aardvark says:
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    alex gordon or greg polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

      • aardvark says:
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        Polanco over hunter dozier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  217. kilkennybrian says:
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    G Polanco avail in my 10 team, who do I drop for him?
    Mazara, Avisail, SmithJr., Semien, Profar, Hampson?

    Also could drop Weaver, but pitching is deep in this league. But I could. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Avisail or Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Ok did that, drop any others to get Matz for tonight/going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s see what Matz does 1st

  218. Will says:
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    “i believe this in my heart of hearts, which is a Be Mine candy heart I swallowed and got stuck in my aorta” Lmao

    Runs, home runs, rbi ,avg, strike outs, on base ,SLG league

    How would you rank White Walker, Hunter Dozier , Miakel Franco , David Peralta, Mancini? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Peralta, Dozier

  219. Mike says:
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    eduardo rodriguez or Guasman in QS league?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

  220. Miguel Tovar says:
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    Offered K.Bryant and Benextendi for Betts? Yay nor nay? Also what if counter moncada benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

  221. Jc says:
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    Drop Travis Shaw for Cole Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

      • Jc says:
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        I’m sorry, I’m not clear on your answer.
        Are you saying drop Shaw? Or keep Shaw?
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep Shaw

          • Jc says:
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            Thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  222. Matt says:
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    How might you rank these: G.Polanco, C.Tucker, Braun, Winker, A.Frazier?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Polanco

  223. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Neris over Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  224. aardvark says:
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    Which side: Abreu, machado, Arrieta or Hoskins, Bauer, bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      • aardvark says:
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        What if it’s quintana instead of Arrieta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  225. JP says:
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    Need to drop one to make room for Gregory Polanco:

    Smoak, Franmil, Darvish or Semien

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  226. Boze says:
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    Choose one, I have no specific needs

    Inciarte
    Jo-Ma
    Avisail
    Peraza
    C. Walker
    Wendle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • Boze says:
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        Do you like Peraza over any of the following

        Greg Polanco
        H. Dozier
        C. Tucker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tucker

  227. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Finally sold high with T.Anderson and managed to snag C.Kluber. Im guessing you like this deal? Sent out some feelers and the owner with Kluber bit. I already had C.Seager and A.Bregman at SS so T.Anderson wasnt really needed. He was great at UTIL but I cant imagine his run to last all season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice deal!

  228. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Eloy just got placed on the bereavement list. It’s getting to be a struggle just to field a full lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I never thought I’d be upset to not see La Stella in the lineup

      • hot corner says:
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        Never thought that I would be excited about a rotation of Holland / Minor / McHugh / Miley / MadBum / Stroman / Ed-Rod. But here we are. That is the best performing rotation that I have right now in 5 leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I hear that

  229. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank: Kiki; Buxton; Voit; and Hunter Dozier. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit, Dozier

  230. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Drop Wendle for Tucker or hold? (6×5 league, hits and avg. count.)
    Also, drop Givens for Buttery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes

  231. chris pierce says:
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    Cole tucker or kiki ROS? Bench guy as I own story.

    10 team keeper obp.

    Also j upton and g Polanco out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  232. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team mixed Yahoo league. Here’s my roster:
    C- Grandal
    1B – Olson, Vogelbach
    2B – Odor, Hampson
    3B – Andujar, Devers, Chavis
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Rosario, Santana
    SP – Snell, Bauer, Flaherty, Archer, Stroman, Whitley
    RP – Yates, Parker, Barnes

    As you can probably guess, I’m in need of hitting help. Would you make this trade: Andujar, Devers, & Archer for Matt Chapman & Woodruff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  233. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    Drop Lucchesi for Gausman? Do you see Lucchesi being a solid start outside petco? Would you start him away at WAS next? 10 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him in WAS, I’d want him over Gausman tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Gausman in WAS either

      • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        true, yes makes sense, thx homie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  234. Do no says:
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    Best stream this week

    Woodruff @NYM
    Margevicius vs SEA
    Leake vs TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marge

  235. Play Ball says:
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    Gerrit Cole or Glasnow/C. Frazier side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

      • Cohen says:
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        Grey, would u start Peacock at home vs Twins. SON says era went up a little?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  236. Anthony Bonuchi says:
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    5×5 roto/12 teams:
    Would you trade Tim Anderson and Clint Frazier for Jack Flaherty and Vogelbach?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  237. RobMac says:
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    11 team 6×6 with OBP.

    Who do you like ROS (the rankings, projections disagree): Dansby Swanson or Goodrum?

    Thanks! Look forward to the write ups every morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson — thanks!

  238. Gotime says:
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    Weekly lock league: Rendon out today but no IL yet – keep him in the lineup hope he plays a couple of games at Coors and into weekend? Other options aren’t great this week (McNeil 3 vs Phi and 3 vs Mil, and Muncy but may sit against the 2 lefties he’s facing @ Cubs and 3 bs Pit)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon sounds fine, and hope he plays in Coors

  239. Perfect Game says:
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    Leclerc’s peripherals show his control issues to be just like years prior to last with the added lower K/9 and K%. Last years’ success was a fluke. Glad I waited to draft closers. Now time to search for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  240. Let's Play Two says:
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    C Mitch Garver or C Wilson Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  241. nick the dick says:
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    I’ll fix the Peraza Aguilar comments…
    Hip Hop verse of the day!

    I’ll cut ya like Chucky, bloody axe,
    Then roll you rats in a rug,
    You scared like Chucky from RugRats,
    And all of you thug cats,
    Can get a slug in ya cap,
    No, not a snail with no shell,
    A nail, a shell, gats,
    We’re talkin’ about,
    You all kittens with barkin’ mouths,
    I’m guzzling Guiness stout,
    And muzzling you bitches snouts,
    I’m bad ass like John Wayne,
    You John Wayne Gacy…clown,
    I got a Will H Macy frown,
    Like color in the Pleasantville town,
    I’m hesitant now,
    To put the mic down,
    Because whoever pick it up like Uber can’t move the crowd,
    I’m like Kevorkian, needle stickin’,
    You dorks even think of riffin’,
    Just cuz I’m porkin’ ya girl,
    Don’t mean you want beef…chicken,
    I thicken every plot like more flour in gravy,
    Witching hour skillfully skipping thru graveyards engraving,
    My name in,
    To tombstones, with bones, dug up and sharpened,
    Rub em’ together,
    I’m an arsonist artist,
    I’m that live action,
    You be role playing, just LARPing,
    While I’m lamping with champions on the Wheaties box flossin’,
    Up in ya sweetie’s box, orgasming often,
    She think my whole swagger is boss n’,
    My songs are like Austin,
    3 16’s of awesome,
    I keep it basement like where I keep coffins,
    I smoke so often, I keep coughing,
    And hockin’ up shit,
    I needa lozenge,
    Cuz now I’m just rhyming shit with orange cuz you snoring,
    Like I wish that I could buy you for what you worth,
    And then sell you for what you think you worth,
    You think you minks and furs,
    Expensive drinks and girls,
    You a wack verse, a snatched purse,
    A black hearse, drive you into the sunset,
    And I ain’t done yet,
    Cuz it only gets worse….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes! 3 16’s of awesome!

      • nick the dick says:
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        Love that line (not just cuz I wrote it)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fire emojis all of it

          • nick the dick says:
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            Told ya I got you G. Nother tomorrow

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw sookie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes yes yes again

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Good stuff Nick the Dick!

      • nick the dick says:
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        Thanks ‘poop!

  242. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 3 guys with crappy road matchups. which 1 are you starting this week?

    lucchesi @ was
    glasnow @ bos
    caleb @phi

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  243. Neil Kulkarni says:
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    Hey guys! 14 team H2H league with OBP instead of Avg and QD instead of W. Which side do you like better, is it close
    Team A gets
    Matt Carpenter, LeClerc, Shawn Kelley
    Team B gets
    Micheal Brantley, Shane Greene, Jared Eickhoff
    Is it better if Team A gets Matt Carpenter, Mike Minor, Jose LeClerc and Team B gets Michael Brantley, Shane Greene, Mike Leake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  244. Fogimon says:
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    This week only;

    JHeyward 3vLAD, [email protected] (only 1 lefty on tap)
    or
    Franmil 2vSEA, [email protected]sh (all righties)

    I am struggling in all offensive cats. FMFBBL and Aguilar, Peraza, Ender, Shaw. No injuries to my team yet, but at least an injured player doesn’t go 0-4 every night! Even my players hitting well (McNeil) can’t even hit a HR or get a SB. HELP!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  245. AP says:
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    Somehow in 4th after getting destroued by p injuries,(severino,clev,now showmaker etc etc)

    Starting hellickson in col(cross fingers)
    Is swanson woth picking up ros. Have t seen a big write up on him.
    Current p
    Hamels,ray,keller,hellickson,bailey,cc, rp neris,doolittle
    Bench Junis, urias,kuechel

    If picking up seanson where is he ros vs my current trash cans!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him over Keuchel

  246. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Peacock at home vs Twins?
    SON went up a little on era

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  247. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Hope you had a good weekend. In my 12-team keeper league I made a couple of wholesale changes. Would appreciate your vote of approval/disapproval on each move:

    (1) I gave up on Peraza and dropped him for Garrett Hampson.
    (2) Dropped Laureano and picked up Jake Bauers to play UTIL.
    (3) Got roofied by Toussaint as well on Saturday (spent $15 auction dollars on him last week). I’m just streaming that SP position now.

    Given that I have Hampson now, do you drop him and go and pick up Cole Tucker? I’m just biding time till Trea Turner gets back, but if your answer is yes, how much of an auction budget do you spend on Tucker (i.e., we begin the season with $250).

    A little repetitive, but it’s a catchy song + you love Kendrick… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YqSS_b_X1U

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, ‘poop! Can’t have too much Kendrick!

      Tucker over Hampson — $7

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        The other moves? I didn’t read the previous 700+ comments so apologies if the questions are repetitive.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, sorry, I thought you were just recapping… I would’ve held Peraza, but it’s water on the bridge and really under bridge if you’re picking up Tucker and you have Trea returning hopefully soon… I would’ve held Laureano over Bauers too, but that’s neither here nor there, coin flip

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Appreciate the feedback. Thank you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  248. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In AL only,
    Logan Forsythe or Danny Santana?
    Rowdy or Duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Danny, Rowdy

  249. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Winker as a bench bat to pick up Chavis or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Chavis

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  250. Brett says:
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    I asked earlier but news broke that Nelson is going to AAA this week. Better stash. Nelson or Didi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  251. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you drop musgrove or gausman for Quintana

    • Daze says:
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      Thinking Gausman
      Or just hold till tomorrow night after Gausman pitches and see how he does

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  252. Hu says:
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    Marge or Strahm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  253. Db says:
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    Starting any of these 2?
    Loasiga @angels
    Ponce de Leon vs soft hitting Brewers

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      johnny lasagna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  254. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: How long should you wait around to drop someone?

    Drop either Shaw or Puig for H.Dozier or C. Frazier?

    Thanks and have a good week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Dozier and Frazier

  255. The Other JC says:
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    1. Myers owner is seeking a SP in exchange for him. Ten hitting categories, 12 team ESPN league. His 3B,OF flexibility is appealing. Injury history and home ball park are not. I already have a few bench bats.
    With this team, would you deal for him and which starter would you send?

    2. I would like to grab either Swarzak or Diego Castillo off the wire. Saves and holds league. Preference between the two? And who gets dropped?

    Ramos
    C Santana, Yuli, Hoskins
    Segura, Albies, McNeil (Trea on IL)
    Acuña, A Jones, Soler, Inciarte, Polanco
    Util: C Tucker
    Bench: Aguilar (ugh), Braun
    Carrasco, Strasburg, Bieber, Wheeler, Castillo, Berrios
    Braiser, Strop, Ottavino (saves and holds league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo… I’d send Bieber or Wheeler

      • The Other JC says:
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        Thank you. I read that Parker was ill this weekend so Rogers stepped in. He is on the wire. Still Castillo or Parker? Sorry for the double ask.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Parker

  256. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. lost mullins, grab tauchman (doing well and should have a job for a bit) or JBJ (doing horribly but the raters have him higher) or petersen DET or goodwin?

    2. drop kendrys or r.ruiz (also have r.nunez and vlad in NA slot, should be up shortly) for candelman DET or another one of the OF list?

    3. drop kendrys or r.ruiz for g.beckham (only have harrison for MI slot and when he’s off nobody else can fit into MI slot) or d.robertson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauchmann 2. Ruiz 3. Nah

  257. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Goldy! Not swinging so much like an old man now. He really got on to that bastard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  258. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Some impatient owners in my 10 team H2H (6×5 with OPS) have dropped Abreu, Votto, and D. Murphy. I have a roster spot available to grab one of them. Any suggestions on which one would be best from here forward? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  259. DB says:
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    Starting Fiers in a pinch @toronto
    Are you dropping Urias if you need to win now now and your already rostering Jimmy Nelson?
    If you had vlad guerro jr coming up and have a lot of power on the team already would you drop moose and maybe keep urias. They count strikeouts so moose hurts me in that cat

  260. Eric W says:
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    I am not saying I am happy Eloy’s Grandma died, I am just happy I have an excuse to not have him in my line up for a few days. Also does anyone know if Kris Bryant has any elderly relatives that he is particularly close with? Asking for a friend.

  261. William Hung says:
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    Looking at the Brewers boxscore tonight, sees Travis Shaw batting cleanup and 0/3 with 2 Ks… Turns on Mets game just in time to see Jeff McNeil hit a bomb against Arrieta. So tempting to make this switch, but gotta meditate and stay patient with Shaw

  262. Jc says:
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    H2H league so I can be very patient. It is a marathon. Strikeouts is one of ten hitting categories so Soler is an oddball for me. Kills average and strikeouts but hits bombs. He, Braun, Aguilar or C Tucker have to go.

    Please pick one.

  263. Hello Rockview says:
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    7×7 total bases and OBP

    Diaz, McNeill, kike

    Pick 2

    Thanks

  264. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, sure glad I dumped Jorge Polanco to grab Cole Tucker haha

  265. kelyeh says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In 12-team roto, having the following pitchers rotation:

    SP: Márquez, Glasnow, Castillo, Quintana, Max Fried, D.German, Jon Gray.

    Closer + Hold: Jansen, Hader, Iglesias, Shane Green, Brasier, Swarzak

    DL: Clevinger, Lester

    Am thinking cutting a starting pitcher and replaced with Carlos Rodon, who is still a FA (surprisingly) but guess soon will not be.

    Who should I cut…. (I guess you will say Gray, but he’s been pitching really well)….

  266. Ron Swanson says:
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    Tapia or Verdugo rest of season in a 6×6 with OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

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